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Thursday, August 16, 2018

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Oscar Mike Golf - A friend of mine who is not liberal at his core but he has a lot of leftie friends began a rant to me about how the Mojave Desert is hotter than ever before. It kicked off a discussion about man-caused climate change. I pointed out that 10,000 years ago the same spot was under an ice sheet and 20,000 yers ago it was under 500 feet of ocean. If somebody else talks about global warming to me, I'm going to hurl my cookies on their shoes (or Birkenstocks, as the case may be). Al Gore predicted that polar bears would be extinct by 2018 and they're doing fine - and the ice sheet is larger than it was in 2008.

The Door in the Desert

There was a practice by the American Mafia in Las Vegas to eliminate people in a particular way. As far as I know, it's still in use, but I'm not working in that particular world anymore, so I can't say for sure. Dr. Jim quoted the movie Casino, yesterday, "there are a lot of holes in the desert". I wanted to amplify that by telling you how it's actually done.
(1) Kidnap the person to be rubbed out.
(2) Take them to the desert along with a solid core door and some really heavy nails.
(3) Put them on top of the door and hammer the nails through their wrists and feet, bending the tips on the other side so that they won't slip out.
(4) Dig a hole.
(5) Flip the door with the person attached upside down over the hole.
(6) Shovel sand over the door to a depth of three or four feet.
In time the person dies, the door decays and collapses in on the grave. To date, nobody every walked away from the door in the desert. I can assure you that it happened a number of times. People disappear and go into witness protection and are never heard from again. For the most part, that death is reserved for informers.
The same thing can be accomplished by serving people Fredd's Aunt Sally's bouillabaisse. Both are said to be agonizing ways to die. 


18 comments:

  1. An extreme example of showing someone the door.

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    1. Yes, and you really don't see much of the door...just foot or so of distance between your face and dirt, until you shuffle off your mortal coil. It's not a good way to die.

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  2. Here I thought only Isis was crucifying people nowadays.

    Since I can't imagine them having the person lying down with their arms down their sides, I assume it must be more like crucifixion.

    Some things never change.

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    1. Some things "work" for good and bad. The Romans weren't the first to crucify, though that was a standard form of interrogation and execution in the empire. At different times and for different reasons all roads leading out from Rome were lined with the crucified, as a lesson to all who would see (and smell). Each cohort had a dedicated torturer who carried his tools on campaign with him.

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  3. "Aunt Sally's bouillabaisse".

    Likely Mafia approved. Body decays faster. Heh. To coin a phrase, "Where Bambi goes, nuthin' grows".

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  4. I didn't think anyone could cull my passion for doors but here we have it....

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  5. How's the mafia doing these days? I heard Guilianni 'rubbed them out.' Now, the Chicago Outfit, they are still around, but not nearly as robust as they were in their heyday.

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    1. There's a lot of competition: The Russians, the YAKS (Yugoslavs, Armenians and Kroats), the Asians, etc. The Italians still have some small sinecures, but it's nowhere like it once was. However, in each major Vegas hotel there is a mafia representative that deals with family biz. True story. The Mirage, the old Tropicana, and so forth. It's a pit boss or a junket rep or somebody else, but there's always somebody.

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  6. And just for the record, Aunt Sally doesn't serve anything she can't spell. That 'death bouillabaisse' attributed to her culinary skills (or more accurately, the lack of those skills) is just somebody exaggerating her resume of bad cooking. It's not all that exaggerated, however, but somewhat. I am pretty sure that her cooking hasn't killed anybody. Yet.

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  7. And back in Illionois where I grew up, 50 miles from Chicago, we had lots of "Holes in the cornfields".

    And the was a huge "Family Owned and Operated" rendering plant just outside of town. I've heard they didn't always render down livestock byproducts........

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    1. The cartels prefer tilapia ponds, but yes, that's always been a winner as is the car crusher. The door in the desert is used to generate terror.

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  8. I'd never heard of that little method before. There are doors and there are doors.

    For some reason I want to listen to the obnoxious Jim Morrison now. Hunh.

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  9. And it makes IR looks for the body hard to do, since you don't get the 'standard cues'...

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    1. IR in the desert is problematic one everything is at ambient.

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  10. Thirty Years On, How Well Do Global Warming Predictions Stand Up?

    Remember when the meteorologists started to measure the temperatur it was at the same time period the little ice age ended. They started to measure at its coldest. 30 to 40 ice ages have covered the northern part of the globe have been identified. Some people wonder what made them come and what made them go away since all this happened before humans by any measures made an impact.

    But since 1800 where approximately 0.9 billion people lived on the earth we are some 7,5 billion today. Taking of the nature is a good thing for everyone and the less we pollute the better.

    When it comes to competing with the Sun, the universe and the Earth itself when it comes to make an impact on the climate I guess some people are smarter than others when it comes to making profit on the doubt som people have e.g. Al Gore.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/thirty-years-on-how-well-do-global-warming-predictions-stand-up-1529623442

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