Monday, July 2, 2018

ASM826 -- 10 Years Blogging

Borepatch started blogging a week before me. My youngest son was at Parris Island that summer and I put us a series of posts about my memories of my days on the island. He commented on the first one in that series, my third post, put up on July 5th, 2008. Our friendship remains one of the best things I have personally gained from Al Gore's invention.

I started co-blogging with Borepatch 4 years ago in June. Before that, it was Random Acts of Patriotism. I left it up in case I ever decided to revive it. Looking back, I like a lot of those early posts, I was more hopeful.

But today, it's 10 years since my first post. I looked it up. I think it stands up to the test of time.

July 2nd, 2008
Like a blank pad of paper. I don’t exactly know where this is going, and the one thing I’m sure of is that no one is reading it.
If you’re a liberal, planning to vote for B. H. Obama, think guns are a problem, think global warming is going to kill us all, or don’t eat meat because it’s mean to other species, this will not be the blog for you.
On the other hand, if you think the United States is still the greatest country on the planet, the Constitution means what the words say on the parchment, words like honor, freedom, commitment, and sacrifice stir you, the flag waving as the National Anthem is played brings you to your feet, and the Marine Corps Hymn still gives you goosebumps, bookmark this page and come back.
Semper Fidelis

10 comments:

Borepatch said...

It's been quite a decade, hasn't it?

Rev. Paul said...

Happy blogiversary. A number of us turned 10 this year; gives pause to reflect. You're one of the good ones, though, so hang in there.

Glen Filthie said...

I’ve always read Borepatch, and was pleasantly surprised when you hired on. You guys remind me of the stubfarts that run my rod and gun club. Good solid men that always have something good to say and worth listening to. Hope you have another ten, ASM.

Old NFO said...

Well done to BOTH of y'all! Long time reader...

Jason VanLanduyt said...

ASM, I was trying to find your old post about nuclear contamination that you titled, "It has poo in it." I had it book-marked, but it seems to be gone. Is there any chance you could repost it here? It was truly one of the best articles I'd ever read on the topic, and made the point very clear.

ASM826 said...

Jason, can you tell me what the bookmark link is? If so I think I can find it.

ASM826 said...

Jason, this one? --->

"Monkeys, smart ones, figured out how to make a small container full of special poo give off a lot of heat and light all at once. Those same monkeys ignored how much extra poo it spread around. This is, in keeping with my analogy, like starting with an M-80 in a diaper pail, working up to grenades in a 55 gallon drums, and finally setting off 500 lb. bombs in the settlement tanks at a sewage treatment plant.

Here is a time lapse animation of all the nuclear explosions since 1945. Most of them were open air explosions until the 1960s. Some of them were used in engineering projects in the Soviet Union. The rest were all weapons testing. This is one way we spread around the special poo. There were others. Some of them are worse than this.

As you watch this, remember that there had to be factories and reactors to make the special explosive poo, process the poo, and shape the poo into the bomb cores. Those factories, whatever they were called, are all contaminated with poo, too. We'll talk about those places next.

https://youtu.be/LLCF7vPanrY

Jason VanLanduyt said...

ASM, I don't think that's it. Of course I deleted that damn bookmark from my tablet. It might be on my machine at work, but of course, I'm off until the 9th. I recall it discussing contamination, and starting out with a teaspoon of poo in a glass of wine. Is that contaminated? Would you drink it? What if that glass were poured back in the bottle? If the bottle were poured into a barrel? If the barrel were poured into a tanker?

I remember the link being dated sometime in March, maybe 2016? You reference the Fukashima disaster, I as I recall. Damn alcohol-addled brain is failing me.

Jason VanLanduyt said...

Now that I've reread this, maybe that *is* it. I'll sneak into work in the next couple of days and double check.

ASM826 said...

Jason VanLanduyt,

Here it is: https://borepatch.blogspot.com/2018/07/you-know-whats-better-than-comments.html