Greets and Huggers. Posted the evening of October 9, 2015. Had attic insulation blown in on Wednesday, ($625.00). So, the attic at “Outpost Timmerman” went from R17 to R47. The effect? Noticed the air conditioner stopped running nonstop. And when running … for shorter periods of time. I have no doubt, we will save money … the only issue … how much and over what period of time. Susan was off today, so we took a trip to Costco in Mobile, Alabama. I now have a pork roast marinating in the fridge for Sunday Lunch and a Movie. Sauerbraten, German Kimshi, (sauerkraut) with boiled potatoes.
And then we have our dear friends, the Saudis: New Delhi (CNN) — Indian housemaid’s arm cut off by Saudi employer, woman’s sister says. “A Saudi employer chopped off the right arm of an Indian domestic worker after she complained to police that the employer was mistreating her, the woman’s sister said Friday. Kasthuri Munirathinam, 58, was employed by a Saudi household in Riyadh three months ago, her sister S. Vijayakumari told CNN on the phone from the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Vijayakumari said the family was told about the attack on September 30. According to Vijayakumari, Munirathinam’s employer cut off her arm after she told local police that she was being mistreated, not being paid and not given enough food.” Indonesia was banned it’s nationals from working in 21 countries. “The banned countries are: Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Egypt, Oman, Pakistan, the Palestinian territories, Qatar, South Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen and Jordan.” No doubt, just a coincidence that these are all Muslim countries.
The “I didn’t know that” news! (BBC NEWS) — The creature with the key to immortality? “Sea anemones are a common sight on many coastlines, and despite their brightly colored appearance it seems they may have more common with humans than people realize. What’s more, researchers are wondering whether the creatures could hold the secret to eternal life, writes Mary Colwell … “As far as we know, these are immortal animals,” says Dan Rokhsar, professor of genetics at the University of California, Berkeley. “They live a very long time – one was documented to have lived 100 years. They don’t have old age. They live forever and proliferate, just getting bigger.” If you cut off their tentacles, they grow new ones. Even if you cut off their mouths they grow new “heads.” As long as they are not poisoned or eaten, as is often the case, they seem to go on and on.” Who would eat a sea anemone? … Of course!! The French.
A new area evolving in Tort Law: (BBC NEWS) — Who is responsible for a driverless car accident? “Volvo says it will accept full liability for accidents involving its driverless cars, making it “one of the first” car companies to do so. It joins Mercedes and also tech firm Google, who have made similar claims. Volvo says it is trying to expedite regulation in the US, where “a patchwork” of rules is holding back the industry. Uncertainty over liability for a driverless car crash is seen as one of the biggest barriers to adoption.” I guess it’s just me. For me, having no control over a car that I am riding in, is the biggest reason, not to ride in one. Given the rapid evolution of Artificial Intelligence, I can see a car I’m riding in, develop an attitude … like “Hal” in “2001 Space Odessy”.
Interesting article from February, 2014: (BBC NEWS) — Ancient American’s genome mapped. “Present-day Native Americans are descended from some of the continent’s earliest settlers, a genetic study suggests. Scientists sequenced the genome of a one-year-old boy who died in what is now Montana about 12,500 years ago. Some researchers have raised questions about the origins of early Americans, with one theory even proposing a link to Ice Age Europeans. But the Nature study places the origins of these ancient people in Asia … Interestingly, however, the teams found that Native American ancestors coming in from Asia split into two groups. One group was ancestral to native peoples presently living in Canada and the other one – which is represented by the Clovis boy – was ancestral to virtually all Native Americans in South America and Mexico.”
Sitting here editing these Ramblings, the dogs munching their evening treats, while huddled around Susan’s bed. Got my “print display racks” in this week. Now, I only need a tent, a folding table and a way to display my prints on the tent’s walls. Starting a second career as a graphic artist.
Time to post these Ramblings and settle in at Outpost Timmerman. May work on a couple of images. Nice, relaxing way, to spend a quiet evening. I remain nicotine free. Later, I will say a Thank You for the many blessings in my life and Susan to share them with … and a prayer for the safe and soon return of our men and women in uniform, (care to join me?). Be and sleep well, the best we have is on watch so you can. If my post offends, I apologize … that is not my intent. As always …
A Warm Brotherly Hug
KarlT (the dumb old country lawyer from Pascagoula, Mississippi … and the Editorial Staff, Dinker, Karly, Floyd and my L’l Buddy.)