TWW is The Warped Woodturner who is a local artist living in a suburb of Springbrook, WI (pop 87). His mission is to use a wood lathe to make interesting but mostly useless objects from locally-sequestered carbon for tourists to bring back to the city to give to people they had to buy something for but don't like that well. His target market is the senior citizens since their vision is not as good as it used to be so cannot see the defects as well.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Excitement builds as new tablet computer finally reaches St. Paul

Note: it takes about 8 hours to drive from GM to Chicago but much longer if you use Fedex.

ItemOrder Status & Delivery Date
1 Google Nexus 7 Black Wi-Fi 32GB Tablet - ASUS-1B32
Shipped
Your order has been shipped via Fedex and should arrive between Wednesday, 01/02/2013 and Tuesday, 01/08/2013.
Easy returns via mail or in a store – learn how.

Track This Item
Tracking Number:
149325390069870
Carrier:
FedEx
Estimated Arrival Date:
Jan 1, 2013
Date/TimeActivityLocationDetails
12/31/12 12:03 PMArrived at FedEx locationSAINT PAUL,MN
12/29/12 6:25 AMDeparted FedEx locationCHICAGO,IL

Juxtaposition of the day

Juxtaposition of the day

Saturday, December 29, 2012

The excitement builds

Tablet computer is on the way. It will add life enrichment and hopefully less frozen bottoms coming from using the computer in the basement which is chilly.

Information below from Walmart web page (TWW is exposing himself to ridicule from liberals since he bought the toy at Walmart):


ItemOrder Status & Delivery Date
1 Google Nexus 7 Black Wi-Fi 32GB Tablet - ASUS-1B32

Shipped
Your order has been shipped via Fedex and should arrive between Wednesday, 01/02/2013 and Tuesday, 01/08/2013.
Easy returns via mail or in a store – learn how.
Track This Item
Tracking Number:
149325390069870
Carrier:
FedEx
Estimated Arrival Date:
Jan 1, 2013
Date/TimeActivityLocationDetails
12/29/12 6:25 AMDeparted FedEx locationCHICAGO,IL
12/29/12 3:26 AMArrived at FedEx locationCHICAGO,IL
12/28/12 7:55 PMLeft FedEx origin facilityCEDAR RAPIDS,IA
12/28/12 5:35 PMArrived at FedEx locationCEDAR RAPIDS,IA
12/28/12 1:50 PMPicked upCEDAR RAPIDS,IA
12/28/12 10:51 AMShipment information sent to FedEx
TWW hope to learn now to use it so he can be at social gatherings checking e-mail and making funny motions above the computer screen like all the young people do nowadays

Not much happening or any idiotic invectives to hurl as we wait to go off the cliff unarmed


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

More do as I say not as I do

"

Some interesting news has broken in the wake of the latest push for gun control by President Obama and Senate Democrats: Obama sends his kids to a school where armed guards are used as a matter of fact."


http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/12/23/School-Obama-s-Daughters-Attend-Has-11-Armed-Guards-Not-Counting-Secret-Service


A few facts from some other  Bovine Scatology people: 


  • "According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 57% of public schools in the United States had no security staff present at any time during the week in 2009-2010, the most recent year data were available. Even more — nearly 70% — had no police officer in the school every week."
  • "The number of schools with security guards or police officers hasn't changed much since 2004, when 45% of schools said they had security staff present on a regular basis."
  • source: " http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/12/21/nra-newtown-police-in-schools/1784953/
Note: 30 - 45% of the schools have security staff but it is a crazy idea to expand it to all schools. 


Old man and his turn on the barrel

(Please note: it is 'on' not 'in' the barrell)

Monday, December 24, 2012

Banning large magazines means the crazies have to practice more

Here is someone (probably a normal person) who has practiced:


Sunday, December 23, 2012

Finally some non-BS in the big debate



This is from the website: http://kontradictions.wordpress.com/2012/08/09/why-not-renew-the-assault-weapons-ban-well-ill-tell-you/  (note: written before the current hysteria)

Quotes: 


"Between Two Worlds
It’s not easy being a leftist who loves guns. It’s like being a Republican who listens to NPR or supports single payer health care. But being a leftist, I get exposed to all the liberal publications and media that invariably call for gun control every time someone does something stupid with one. Being a gun enthusiast, I also get exposed to the political Right’s oversimplification of those liberals as somehow lacking moral fiber or true appreciation of freedom. Rather than agreeing with both, I tend to end up arguing with both. It’s exhausting to always feel like I’m apologizing for the other “side”. "




On bans:  
"There were about 1.5 million of these “assault weapons” already owned by Americans, and far more high-capacity magazines. In order to actually ban them, the government had to do one of two things:
1) Turn many thousands of law-abiding citizens into felons overnight, even though the guns were legal at the time of purchase or receipt.
2) Demand that the whole country surrender 1.5 million guns and millions of magazines."

On the first 'ban': 

"The National Institute of Justice found that the ban hadn’t reduced gun crime or crime involving “high capacity” magazines, and that the effects of renewing the ban were “likely to be small at best and perhaps too small for reliable measurement.” It then added: “Assault weapons were rarely used in gun crimes even before the ban.”[9]
The Center for Disease Control released a study of gun control legislation, including the assault weapons ban and found “insufficient evidence to determine the effectiveness of any of the firearms laws reviewed for preventing violence.”[10]

"Summary
If gun control advocates want to actually have meaningful discussion and debate about the “assault weapon” and “high capacity” ban, they MUST address these questions:
- Why ban cosmetic features?
- Why ban guns used in a mere 2% of crime?
- Why base gun control legislation on rare and statistically insignificant mass shootings to begin with?
- Why ban magazines that have been consistently sized since their invention?
- How would banning these magazines have saved lives, given that all a shooter needs is multiple magazines and 3 seconds of time (i.e. Cho)?
- How will a ban on either these weapons or magazines reduce crime, since there are many millions of them legal and available anyway, especially since production has ramped up after the ban’s expiration?
And most importantly:
After a decade of failure, why assume that the bans will reduce violent crime THIS time around?"

TWW Comment: "Why did society close the mental hospitals?" (maybe that question counts as BS but the rest isn't)




Friday, December 21, 2012

More media Bovine Scatology at its finest - assault rifles

Here is one attempt to get at the truth:

End of the world - day 1




Day One of the END OF THE WORLD is passing uneventfully so far.  The Donate button is still working if you want to make a last minute donation.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

No more blog entries

mayan calendar 2012 December 21, 2012 Mayan Calendar Prediction:End of world, Science or Superstition This image is copyrighted but that will not matter when the world ends.


Since the world will end on Friday TWW has decided to end hisgig as a blogger early so he can prepare for the END.  You can also help. Since you will not be needing any of your money since  the world will no longer be here think about your legacy and use the Donate button on this blog to e-send  money to the Garbin Moraine foundation in care of TWW. Thanks for all of your past support. (Donations to GM are not tax deductible).

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

no news on GM so here is news from elsewhere

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/man-attempts-to-open-fire-on-crowd-at-movie-theater-armed-off-duty-sheriffs-deputy-drops-him-with-one-bullet/

Sunday, December 16, 2012

A mother of the next potential shooter speaks out

Finally, something other than the tired old ban the guns versus "I have my rights" babbling.

"

I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother

Liza Long
Three days before 20 year-old Adam Lanza killed his mother, then opened fire on a classroom full of Connecticut kindergartners, my 13-year old son Michael (name changed) missed his bus because he was wearing the wrong color pants....."


see: http://thebluereview.org/i-am-adam-lanzas-mother/  for the rest of the story.  Notice how the great 'do gooder'  cause a while back  of  closing all of the mental hospitals has had its bad side.



More deaths prevented when the public is armed??


PORTLAND -- Nick Meli... was at Clackamas Town Center ....when a masked man opened fire.
...  Meli, who has a concealed carry permit, positioned himself behind a pillar......"I'm not beating myself up cause I didn't shoot him," said Meli.  "I know after he saw me, I think the last shot he fired was the one he used on himself.
source: http://www.kgw.com/news/Clackamas-man-armed-confronts-mall-shooter-183593571.html

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Hot water needed for life enrichment

Mr. BANANA made a house call today to install a new heating element in the water heater in the Garbin Moraine utility room.  He and TWW went down to the family cabin and took a heating element out from down there and put it in at GM so there is enough hot water again.   TWW promises to have a replacement element back in place at the cabin so it will be there if people need hot water over the New Year's Day holiday next year. 






Friday, December 14, 2012

And TWW wonders why he gets uncomfortable

every time he goes into a building with a 'no guns' sign:

 If we finally want to deal seriously with multiple-victim public shootings, it is about time that we acknowledge a common feature of these attacks: With just a single exception, the attack in Tucson last year, every public shooting in the U.S. in which more than three people have been killed since at least 1950 has occurred in a place where citizens are not allowed to carry their own firearms. The Cinemark movie theater in Aurora, like others run by the chain around the country, displayed warning signs that it was prohibited to carry guns into the theater. 

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/07/30/new-gun-laws-will-do-nothing-to-stop-mass-shooting-attacks/#ixzz2F5JNMV7X

Anyone want to bet on whether we hear about ...

... the Surgeon General's report on TV violence in the next few days as people again blame the tools rather than the tool user? 

"The resulting Surgeon General's report and a follow-up report in 1982 by the National Institute of Mental Health identify these major effects of seeing violence on television:
  • Children may become less sensitive to the pain and suffering of others
  • Children may be more fearful of the world around them
  • Children may be more likely to behave in aggressive or harmful ways toward others"

see: http://www.apa.org/research/action/protect.aspx for the source of the quote

TWW's rant: if TV cannot show people copulating on TV why can they show people killing each other? Which activity is more pornographic? 

Monday, December 10, 2012

Did they forget about the fiscal cliff ?

"The U.S. government wrote a helpful blog post on Monday titled, "Scary Rumors About the World Ending in 2012 Are Just Rumors."

seehttp://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/government-promises-world-won-t-end-dec-21-192819519.html#more-id

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Why Norwegians live longer

Norwegians are notorious for wanting more personal space unless they live in New York City.  This has an advantage when it comes to avoiding victimization by others (Norwegians like to make themselves as victims of their own making but not by others).   

Here is why:


The moral of the story is to never let other people get within 21 feet of you. 

More proof this blog is becoming less relevent

"WASHINGTON (AP) -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has some harsh words for rural America: It's "becoming less and less relevant," he says."

see: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_VILSACK_RURAL_AMERICA?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-12-08-08-24-10

Friday, December 07, 2012

About time or counter-bovine scatology?

"George Zimmerman sued NBC on Thursday, alleging that the network defamed him when it edited the recording of his 911 call to police about the death of Trayvon Martin — to make Zimmerman sound like a “racist and predatory villain” for the sake of ratings."


see:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/zimmerman-sues-nbc-over-edited-911-recording-in-trayvon-martin-death/2012/12/06/91901cc8-3fe9-11e2-bca3-aadc9b7e29c5_story.html?tid=pm_lifestyle_pop

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Trip pictures

Morning at Garbn Moraine




Same tile in bathroom of hotel  as Garbin Moraine Manor basement at King Tut's Bar

You've gotta stop here if in Dulute






Parking ramp at Essentia Clinic

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Ralph Nader almost calls BO a war criminal


 But TWW is getting his handouts so he does not care.

Monday, December 03, 2012

Question for the day

From the BIG GAME yesterday:  "Handguns do not enhance our safety. They exacerbate our flaws, tempt us to escalate arguments, and bait us into embracing confrontation rather than avoiding it. In the coming days, Jovan Belcher’s actions, and their possible connection to football will be analyzed. Who knows?"

source: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/12/03/nbcs_bob_costas_goes_on_gun_control_rant_about_nfl_players_murder-suicide.html

So, since handguns are so bad why does President BO want to start by eliminating the 'assault rifles'?  (AR stands for ArmaLite by the way not assault rifle)  sourcehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AR-15

If you want to learn more about why people use weapons in the wrong way see: http://www.apa.org/research/action/protect.aspx and next time you see people smashing each other on TV in a football game think of this article. 

And of course we need something from Youtube so here is a video of the police riding horses into a bar:

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Four More Years


"City Attorney Tells San Bernardino Residents To ‘Lock Their Doors,’ ‘Load Their Guns’ Because Of Police Downsizing"


see: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/11/30/city-attorney-tells-san-bernardino-residents-to-lock-their-doors-load-their-guns-because-of-police-downsizing/

Saturday, December 01, 2012

More fun up in Dulute

TWW and Mrs TWW going up there to see the new brewpub on Wednesday (alarm and spring-loaded shotgun will be set by the way).


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