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Name: Pet Rock
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Hometown: TN, KY
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Reaffirms my fragile membership in the PTL Club.

Patience, Tolerance and Love Club........

Earl, being an old-fashioned old man raised in the South, DU has proven to be one of the learning jewels of my entire life. That and prior to retirement, many years of traveling in my work all around our nation. So, here I am again today learning several things about tolerance and love from your post and the mostly wonderful replies.

I'm always honored to be call to jury duty but often feel helpless not knowing the full context of a post, so generally default to forgiveness and tolerance, as I was raised.

Thanks to you and others that maintain (and tolerate) DU every day!


For Ukraine - Brothers in Arms - Dire Straits

BEN Kurier
Mar 2, 2022

Well done video and appropriate music. Love Mark Knopfler!


Shouldn't flint-lock muskets and pistols be the only legal weapons in the US of A?

If we all believed in constitutional originalism like some on our Supreme Court, then "arms" would mean only those arms available to citizens of the original 13 States in 1789 when the Constitution was finally ratified. That is, black powder and ball muskets and pistols.

What would Justices Thomas and Barrett say?.............

We're at a level of meanness and insanity now that should demand we revert back to only sticks and stones and even those would need to be strictly regulated.

KY......... ....... .......

Educating ourselves and friends on Ukraine.

Good general info on Ukraine (history, stats & maps):

CIA World Factbook - Ukraine
Link: https://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/countries/ukraine/

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukraine

U.S. Dept. of State on Ukraine: https://www.state.gov/countries-areas/ukraine/

Ukraine Official Government Website: https://www.kmu.gov.ua/en

Office of the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy official website: https://www.president.gov.ua/en/

A brief review of the geography of Ukraine:

Ukraine: Geography Overview
Geography King
Mar 1, 2022

A look at the geography of Ukraine and what the country was like prior to the Russian invasion. Hopefully things will return to a semblance of normalcy in as short of time as possible.


Learn and enjoy!


Help celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week

Summary: https://nationaltoday.com/teacher-appreciation-week/

Teacher Appreciation Week is celebrated in the first full week of May, from May 1 through May 8 in 2022, and is when teachers get the extra credit they deserve. The big day is Teacher Appreciation Day on May 5, but teachers are just so great that they get a whole week to savor our appreciation. Whether you have a teacher, know a teacher, or are a teacher, there are endless ways to give a little extra support to teachers and teachers organizations. Teaching is known to be a time-consuming and challenging profession, so this week is our chance to say thank you to those that play or have played such a huge role in our lives. Who doesn’t have a fond memory of a teacher who inspired us in some way?

Teaching is one of the oldest professions – in 561BC, the first private teacher in history was one of the most learned men of all time, Confucius. In Ancient Greece, there was huge value placed on educating children, and in the 1600s the Pilgrims also placed a similar emphasis on the practice.

By the 19th century, politicians began to believe that education was needed for political order, and elementary through college education was widespread and public, and the need for teachers has been growing ever since!

Remarks by President Biden at the 2022 National and State Teachers of the Year Event
April 27, 2022


Secretary — Secretary Cardona, thank you. And — and I want to thank Jill. Jill is the nation’s first First Lady to work full time as a professor — as a teacher. She taught high school and she teaches at a community college for a long time now.

We made a deal that — she was so — teaching is not what Jill does, it’s who she is, like most of you — who you are, what you believe. And so when we got elected — the presidency and as Vice President, as well — I suggested and she agreed fully that she should continue to teach. And people said, “What?” (Laughter.)

Well, she teaches 14 credits a semester at community college full time, and she does her job.

I think you will enjoy this video:

Thank a teacher, hug a teacher or send one a nice card. They need and deserve all the encouragement and gratitude they can get. I'm very grateful to have a smart, beautiful daugher who is an elementary school teacher and love expressing my appreciation to her often.

Posted by KY_EnviroGuy | Wed May 4, 2022, 08:24 AM (1 replies)

Come experience the bungee bass!

Some folks will go to any length to achieve the sound they want....

So, today gaffer's tape plays second fiddle to the bungee cord.......

Check out this fellow's other ingenious instruments:

Nicolas Bras - Musiques de Nulle Part: https://www.youtube.com/c/musiquesdenullepart/videos


Breathtaking rendition: The Corrs - All the Love in The World (BBC Radio 2)

The Corrs - All the Love in The World (BBC Radio 2)
BBC Radio 2 in 2001

Just recently became a big late-life fan of The Corrs and loving every minute I can find on Y'allTube.

Kudos also to the guy playing those lovely acoustic guitar fills.


Even at 74, I learned some new words tonight.

Seen while shopping for seed starter trays on Amazoo.com.

I've heard of dribblers and widgets but never knew about dibbers and widgers......

Still trying to figure out what lables are. Must be a French contraption......

Posted by KY_EnviroGuy | Mon Apr 4, 2022, 04:45 AM (9 replies)

Only in America - Sued for low prices.

Gas Station facing lawsuits over cheap prices
Mar 19, 2022
WISN 12 News

I wonder what Wisconsin free-market freaks say about this situation.....

Putin/Lukashenko/Trump nails, meet Anne Applebaum hammer.

Anne Applebaum: Autocracies Don’t Believe In Rules or Norms | Amanpour and Company
Apr 1, 2022

Anne Applebaum is a staff writer for The Atlantic and a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian. Her latest article, "There Is No Liberal World Order," argues that unless democracies defend themselves together, the forces of autocracy will destroy them. She joins Michel Martin to discuss this existential struggle.

Well worth watching. One of the best, most factual and truthful reviews of the biggest global political challenge we've ever seen including wars because with this enemy, we're suffering from a long-standing slow-growing deadly global cancer.

As she says, this is a mostly invisible foe whereas in war, you at least know and can see the enemy. This foe also does not give a tinker's damn about the future of our planet.

Posted by KY_EnviroGuy | Fri Apr 1, 2022, 11:22 PM (4 replies)
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