I should do that with phone solicitors. If they don't take
the hint after one try, I'll spray the phone with pepper
spray, and hang up.
On the other hand.... maybe not.
Love to hear some of the reactions from the folks who try to
market you, at your front door.
One time I had a black cape and a cap with horns.
I could see those pests from a mile away and was
just waiting for them. I would greet them at the
door with my costume and in the creepiest voice
I could summon, say "Come in, come in, we need a
sacrifice. Are you virgins?" I did have a ketchup
covered knife in my hand on a few occasions. The
pepper was a lot less time consuming. The sight
of the can in my hand was enough most times.
One of my favorites is a comic I know from church. He says
he had one phone guy going for a while. Said he was cripple,
and fell out of his wheel chair on the way to the phone
cause his Mom was supposed to call from the hospital. I
forget all the details, but it was good.
Nothing like pepper spray for solicitors.
Huh? There is no extra-Biblical evidence of Jesus, and the Biblical evidence
itself is suspect. For example, the Gospels are not self identifying, only
attributed by tradition to Matthew, Mark, etc. Most of the New Testament was
written by Paul, but Paul never met Jesus in the flesh. And so on. However,
all that's not dispositive. There IS an unbroken oral tradition as to the
existence of Jesus.
Right. Adam & Eve, for example. I have, however, seen a serpent...
Used to wander off, too. Gave his parents fits. Why, I
remember the one time he was eleven or twelve, and he
wandered off to see the temple, and his parents didn't know
where he was. They found him hours later, and he dissed them
"who is my father?" he asked. D'uh, like he didn't know who
was Joseph or something. I guess he didn't listen to Dr.
Laura Schlessinger show.
Actually not. The stories are a conglomeration of other stories floating
about the area. If there was a real jesus, there were actually piles
of them, religious nutjobs eeking a living spinning tales for the gullable.
Get a couple of kerosene lanterns, less than $5.00 each. Kerosene keeps,
I stopped by my local auto parts store and scavenged a dozen or so plastic
oil cans from the trash. I put the kerosene in these oil cans to make the
eventual re-fill process easier than fiddling with the 5-gallon kerosene
drum in the dark.
The kerosene lamps have other uses. Not long ago some twit took out the
street lamp in front of my house. Hit that sucker square on and uprooted a
30-foot steel pole right out of the ground!
I politely mentioned the missing street light to the agency responsible
about three times with no result.
Then I found a 10' tree limb, stuck it in the hole formerly occupied by the
street lamp, and hung a kerosene lantern on one of the twigs.
A picture of this alternative was attached to yet another email and, presto,
the street light was replaced forthwith!
It's wise to try and adjust to the sun's schedule. Go to bed
when it gets dark. That cuts back on your need for
Other, less cheeful thought. I live in NY, but I personally
know of at least two people who have had generators stolen.
If you use it, chain it securely. Preferably within chain
range of a big dog who is protective of the family and
generator. Dog might have rock-concert type hearing for a
couple days. And post armed watch over the generator.
If you bought name brand alkaline batteries (Energizer,
Duracell, Rayovac) they should be fine. As others have said,
keep them cool but not frozen. Refrigerator may be overkill.
But they should be stored in a cellar, or at floor level.
Dry can be accomplished by storing the batteries in screw
cap jar, wtih a dessicant packet.
Texas Penal Code 9.42 DEADLY FORCE TO PROTECT PROPERTY
A person is justified in using deadly force against another to protect land
or tangible, moveable property:
(2) when and to the degree he reasonably believes the deadly force is
(A) to prevent the other's immediate commission of arson, burglary,
robbery, aggravated robbery, theft during the nighttime, or criminal
mischief during the nighttime; or
(B) to prevent the other who is fleeing immediately after committing
burglary, robbery, aggravated robbery, or theft during the nighttime from
escaping with the property...
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