joelmael

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  • joelmael commented on the diary post Pull Up a Chair: Getting Ready for Cold by TobyWollin.

    2014-10-18 06:53:35View | Delete

    Oh, yes, forgot about the blue boards. I guess those would do as well, maybe better since they are available thicker.

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Pull Up a Chair: Getting Ready for Cold by TobyWollin.

    2014-10-18 06:49:58View | Delete

    I’m not a heating engineer but I think the foil backing is not necessary since I doubt there is much of a moisture issue in this situation, just that the foil does reflect the heat no matter which side faces the room, that is that even with the foil facing the wall, the other side [...]

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Pull Up a Chair: Getting Ready for Cold by TobyWollin.

    2014-10-18 06:34:01View | Delete

    In summer here in the south, I cut those insulation boards to fit some of my sunny windows. I cut them to fit up against the glass behind the blinds so you don’t see them much. I use the kind without the foil so the light comes thru but not the heat.

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Pull Up a Chair: Getting Ready for Cold by TobyWollin.

    2014-10-18 06:28:37View | Delete

    Toby, where ya been? Don’t recall your getting leave. I lived in MN for my first 50 years. Winter was fun when a youngster, sledding, skating, skiing digging the car out after the plow went by etc. Now in Galveston and so happy, windows open, tourists, gone home, $25 electric bills for 6-7 months. For [...]

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Over Easy: You are not so smart. by cmaukonen.

    2014-10-14 06:08:14View | Delete

    I’ve found you can’t tell anybody anything, but you may be able to get them to feel bad about themselves.

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Over Easy: You are not so smart. by cmaukonen.

    2014-10-14 05:58:20View | Delete

    I have another sister who got in with bad company early on and has voted repugnican ever since. I really feel sad about it.

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Over Easy: You are not so smart. by cmaukonen.

    2014-10-14 05:48:54View | Delete

    ” ….though I do not frequent it often.” My sister collects these, in a nice way of course. Interesting how words change right in front of your eyes, taking on additional meanings over time. A disadvantage of age is I have to try not to get cranky about it for appearances sake. (Is it ‘try [...]

  • joelmael commented on the diary post PUAC: Saturday Art, Influential Authors: Frederick Forsyth by dakine01.

    2014-10-11 06:42:55View | Delete

    Thanks for the rant. Condon 1919-1996, was alive during a time to see it all.

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Over Easy: Habitat Homes for Deserving Families by msmolly.

    2014-10-10 13:26:05View | Delete

    I didn’t intend to imply our Inner child is about childishness. I think of it as a repository of our experience, our success, failure, approval and disapproval from our caregivers and significant others. Specific memories may not be available to us but the feelings that seem to arise from nowhere are sourced in those experiences. [...]

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Over Easy: Habitat Homes for Deserving Families by msmolly.

    2014-10-10 12:13:27View | Delete

    I have not been keeping track but I have the sense that scapegoating children is more of a guy thing. I suspect vestiges of our ape heritage are involved.

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Over Easy: Habitat Homes for Deserving Families by msmolly.

    2014-10-10 11:51:11View | Delete

    I read the article and I see that police reports usually include ages when they identify people. I don’t think intention is involved, especially not yours. I peruse some blogs where people are continually invoking the young when criticizing others. Acting like 12 yearolds, childish, infantile etc. My problem is once I start noticing it [...]

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Over Easy: Habitat Homes for Deserving Families by msmolly.

    2014-10-10 10:31:07View | Delete

    The statistics are not in dispute. Statistics are compiled on groups, have little or nothing to do with an individual except they are used to hang stereotypes on individuals. What is telling is that if an at fault driver is of middle age the factor of age is rarely or never mentioned. Why do not [...]

  • joelmael commented on the diary post Over Easy: Habitat Homes for Deserving Families by msmolly.

    2014-10-10 10:03:34View | Delete

    “a young drunk driver lost control of her car” Yeah, yeah, picky picky picky, and I should have better things to do, but I tried to figure out how the adjective ‘young’ was germain to this story. I tried replacing the word with, old, black, gay, Norwegian, left-handed, skinny, garrulous, and catholic, but that didn’t [...]

  • joelmael commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: AYA: Awakenings

    2014-10-06 19:00:46View | Delete

    Thanks all for this movie night. This fascinating topic gets me to giggle ing to myself. What might that mean?

  • joelmael commented on the blog post FDL Movie Night: AYA: Awakenings

    2014-10-06 18:57:02View | Delete

    Oh Dearie, you are the pickle. “…and how the shaft is always out.”
    No idea what that might mean…. and you modified your judgementalism too…how lucky can I get.

  • joelmael commented on the diary post October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month by dakine01.

    2014-10-04 09:14:37View | Delete

    Indeed! And another side of that occurs when the spouses are angry with each other but don’t allow themselves to actually hit each other, they will take it out on the kids. Kids learn when mom and dad are in rage mode with each other get the hell out of the way.

  • joelmael commented on the diary post October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month by dakine01.

    2014-10-04 08:47:10View | Delete

    I wonder if that Dallas policy is still in force. I would be concerned it would cause the victim to hesitate dialing 911 until perhaps too late. Of course there is the problem of a breadwinner being jailed. It’s dangerous to be female, dangerous to walk out of the house in the morning and dangerous [...]

  • joelmael commented on the blog post Prisoners Become Lucrative Market For Bankers

    2014-10-03 17:28:22View | Delete

    There are a lot of people who shouldn’t have cellphones :).

    Phones are so smart now they could easily be programmed to limit numbers that could be called, time allowed, whatever. Just allow the prisoner to borrow the phone for whatever use the prison wants to allow, put in his/her password and the phone turns on for the approves uses for that individual.

  • joelmael commented on the blog post Prisoners Become Lucrative Market For Bankers

    2014-10-03 13:16:03View | Delete

    I understand the telephone companies rip off inmates also, they have to call collect. Why in hell can’t inmates be allowed to use cheap cellphones. What does society gain by adding gratuitous punishment?

  • They told me cruel and unusual punishment was unconstitutional. I become more ashamed of my country every day. And ashamed of my fellow citizens who are willing to carry out torture and then hide it. When I was growing up this was what the Gestapo did, it was in the national interest.

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