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60+, semi-retired, from a corner of a red state in the PNW

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I think this ease of research has a drawback: memory and comprehension

It seems and for whatever reason, when you did have to go to the library, that effort "imprinted" on your memory more permanently. Whatever you learned stayed with you for a longer time. Maybe it's because of the process of reading, and then summarizing by writing it all down? Even today it seems like I hold onto stuff longer if I write it down, pencil and paper.

I'm in my mid-sixties and beside any memory deficits due to age, I'm convinced that I don't retain things as long if I pick them up online. I can't be the only one who has dug into something, then six months later did the same thing, sometimes not even remembering I'd previously looked it up.

The paradox for me is did I remember something better using older methods or because of a younger, more pliable mind? Is why I forget things today because of dwindling mental capacity or the ease of researching it? You don't have to commit to memory if it's so easy to look up, right? What would the educational psychologists out there in DU land say about that?

Today, I'd have a hard time giving up online searches. But then again, a reasonably well-stocked home reference library is quite the value too. There's just nothing like having the smell and feel of a book in your hands.

My two cents or sense or cense or scents

+1. What you said:

"The MSM will repeat the ridiculous crap over and over again. It is Democrats' job to nip it in the bud and deflect attention to actual issues and the plethora of very real scandals on the right."

I'm coming to believe that we are fighting exactly one more opponent than they are and that would be whomever is enabling the MSM. Truth is one thing but as we are learning, it doesn't matter to a large portion of the population.

Head to head, our message can easily overpower their message. However, when we throw something, it might stick for a bit then slide down the wall. When they do, it slides a bit, gains traction, then sprouts legs and takes off covering all the walls. Why is that? Their message seems to be benefiting from some unseen hand(s) and it is far more than the Fox bugle or Chuck Todd's grimy touch.

It's that second, unseen opponent that has been tilting the wheel in their favor and what do we do about that?

Keith Allred was never governor of Idaho. He was once a Democratic nominee.

This National Institute for Civil Discourse is an idea whose time is certainly past due and I would like to see it get some traction.

The MSM has been shoveling coal as fast as they can to keep their hellbound train on time and profitable. Their railroad owners/masters demand it. Call me cynical, but I don't see the average conservative having an interest in braking this toxic train ride by increasing dialogue and understanding. They're just happy to be in the first Pullman because they believe they will get to the destination before us.

Whatever it's called it's simply: common sense/good manners/civility

Somewhere along the line, PC got attached to these qualities so that those for whom the concept is foreign could disparagingly refer to it as PC. Two words with seven syllables. Ooooohhhh, look at them. They be smart.

In fact, when a coarse, redhat-type uses PC in an attempt to negatively discredit an argument, I'll toss something like "So you don't believe good manners are important?" back at them. It will often trip them up enough to begin fumbling for words.

Thanks LC, though painful to watch.

Here are some vague gems from "Nebulous trumpuloosli var. liehisassoffi":

"...tremendous amounts of wall..."
"...very much under budget..."
"...tremendous chunk of wall..."
"...caught 10...over the last very short period of time..."

As in most N. trumpuloosli a simple question of "how much" fails to capture the specimen. Typical of var. liehisassoffi, observational details are impossible because the shared structural functions of the massive malpighian tubuler/alimentary/anus system with the ovipositor are unknown.

Good point. Though he can never remember his lies.

Besides, to him they're not payoffs, they're "simple private transactions".

Multiple, 6 figure, simple and private transactions made in an attempt to keep that limpwick he calls a pecker, appear dry to the pre-election press. Yep, Dry-wood Donnie's dinero's doing double deception dick duty.

Yes, it might. For a while.

But it wouldn't change the reason why this might be necessary. And here's my argument: When those billions of lives are dependent on an alternate means of production rather than a traditional means, who is going to be profiting on these new sorts of developments? Those billions (including you and I) are not. And when push comes to shove, after a problem turns up in our new system of production which limits it's output? Who is going to be eating then? Not you and I, but the folks who can afford it.

Same thing with clean air and water. We might discover a way to make clean air out of old Chevys and clean water out of old Fords. We might be able to provide for everyone for a while, but when that human designed system begins failing and push comes to shove, it won't be you and I breathing that clean air and drinking that clean water. It will be those who made it impossible to dig a well on our newly uninhabitable land.

No, it starts with changing how we use what we have to equitably benefit a sustainable population. We've got to stop messing in our nest because it's the only one we have. I don't have much hope that we shall be able to so because it just doesn't pencil out for those driving the bus. And right now we've missed the last stop and well on the road to nowhere, IMO.

It was a fun read. Thanks for this, niyad.

Aged Lenny, rise up to your call
Of cold winter day and long solstic thrall
A spark, then gleam to bright furnace beam
we begin our journey to new vernal squall

With the above toast and a glass of champagne, we fire-up our old furnace each year. We try to keep from doing so until the week between today and next weeks cross quarter day. This year however, its seasonal start-up came a couple of weeks early.

We must be getting colder as we get older.

If the surveyors were in the "entire street" only,

then it might be just a topographic survey, for civil design of drainage improvements, sewer, utility improvements, etc. Usually they will collect enough corner evidence to establish any public right-of-way but not necessarily enough to analyze for a full-blown property survey. If your neighbor has been maintaining things in the right-of-way, there is not much she can do: "The King will get his due". Utility easements might encumber a certain width of private property adjacent to and outside of that public right-of-way or side/back property line. The utility(s) in question has/have specific rights and restrictions spelled out in the easement documents or on the plat (if platted).

If you saw the surveyors digging up and measuring corner evidence or setting property corners in back yards/lines, it is probably a property boundary survey from which a Record of Survey and property description may likely be prepared and recorded with the county. Part of their job is to uncover, measure and record all available monument evidence, lines of occupation, etc. to analyze and prepare for subsequent filing with the county. In that case gaps, overlaps, encroachments and/or non-prescribed uses as you mentioned may be noted on the survey.

If your neighbor's property is an unplatted parcel and not part of an adjacent platted subdivision it might have some senior rights. That is where surveyors, attorneys, courts, lots of money and likely bad feelings come in to play. Suing for adverse possession or some kind of prescriptive right, IMO, is an ugly, expensive, somewhat rare, last resort thing to do. I've seen once friendly neighbors turn into bitter enemies fighting over little strips of land, that in the big picture don't amount to much. It's far better to try and iron things out before it gets to that point.

Long story short: Go to your county assessors office, ask some questions, see if there is a recently recorded survey you could look at, etc. Maybe ask the local highway district if they are planning on anything. Or if you know the name of the survey firm, they might be willing to shed some light. If they were city or county surveyors, my guess is they were doing a little design topo for some kind of improvement. Good luck and try to stay out of court.

On the one hand, we have a War Hero. On the other, there is a Whore Weirdo.

Rest in peace, Senator, with a fair breeze at your back.

The orange guy? May gale force, restless nights rack any conscience you may have.
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