Thursday October 11th – Open Thread

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but DELIVER US FROM EVIL.

For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen †

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203 Responses to Thursday October 11th – Open Thread

  1. kea says:

    Sad to see a store like Sears/kmart come to a close. Good old sears catalog

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  2. czarowniczy says:

    Been binge-looking at pictures of the damage from Michael. They’re starting to look more like Andrew damage than Katrina so I’m wondering if the area will see building code changes as Miami did when they started looking at the damages. What’s interesting, in the Panhandle, Miami and NOLA isn’t as much the destruction but what was left standing. Them thar cheaper and faster construction methods just don’t work like the ones adopted by the old school builders that built for the area.

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    • WSB says:

      The only item left in Mexico Beach is concrete, so yes, I would agree.


      • czarowniczy says:

        I’ve been looking at the partially destroyed structures and I’m seeing a lot of that perfunctory (my dad would have said ‘slap-dash’) stuff, that ‘quick up/quick sale’ stuff.
        I’m waiting for the inspectors’ reports to see how they compare with the Andrew reports that showed shoddy construction and a lack of inspection.
        I remember driving thru the Lower 9 after the storm and seeing two old buildings standing -both were concrete/concrete block and had lasted multiple storms/floodings.

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        • WSB says:

          Probably true. The one was probably concrete and rebar. Nothing else would hold up to a 106 to 130mph wind.


          • czarowniczy says:

            When you look at Betsy (110 mph), Camille (~180 mph when it hit land) and Katrina (unsure but at least 115 mph) the old buildings in NOLA were relatively undamaged. These three biggies weren’t the only hurricanes they’d gone thru, the city is rife with wooden buildings 200 or more years old but their construction was solid.
            In the 90s the sheriff volunteered us to help knock down a 2-story camel-back that had been badly damaged in a fire. We weren’t sure how old it was but it still had detached kitchen buildings and slave quarters in back so it was at least 130 years old. We were swinging 8 and 12 pound sledges trying to remove the roof trusses and walls. The roof structure was entirely made out of aged cypress a FULL 2 by twelve inches, overlaid with cypress roofing boards about 2 by ten. They were all hand nailed into place with cut nails.
            The walls were lathe and plaster inside, about 1 by 6 barge board outside with moss insulation. The outside was all hand nailed with cut nails.
            The inside of the walls was made of FULL SIZED 2 by 4 cypress set into hand notched pockets in a 4 x 4 attached to the top and bottom plates – again all cypress and hand nailed.
            We hammered the hell out of those boards and it was slow and sweaty labor knocking them down and out. None splintered, they just got ‘unnailed’. They rand like a bell as we beat on them. And yes, there was a line waiting to get the wood.
            These buildings had lasted some two centuries thru heaven knows how many hurricanes and they withstood. This building was gone long before Katrina but there are many as old or older in town that lasted through Katrina.
            It’s how buildings are built.
            There were buildings in Miami built during the post-Gas Crisis era that were stapled, not nailed, together. Studs and roof supports were whippy ‘engineered’ wood with oriented strand boards stapled to the outside – winds just flexed and tore the buildings to shreds. My MIL’s house was CBS with a flat roof built in the 50s – not a scratch. How many of those Michael-damaged buildings were tied together with hurricane clips? My wife and I were looking at houses torn apart with intact constructed sheds right next to them.

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            • WSB says:

              Too bad that house had to be destroyed rather than retained to teach a few contractors a few details!


              • czarowniczy says:

                The city allowed historic old buildings to fall into disrepair all over the city, they had no program. The estimate in the late 90s was some 30-thousand abandoned housing units in the city proper.
                We had many of these houses/apartment buildings belonging to absentee landlords who bought them more for the value of the ground under them than the buildings on top of them and it wasn’t unusual to have one or more of these buildings conveniently burn down . The object was less restoration than demolition by neglect followed by a new and more valuable and these historic buildings falling apart numbered in the thousands.

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  3. MAJA says:

    I hope this shows up. Off topic, but im always grateful for some larson humor.

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  4. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12’s prayer:

    Our Heavenly Father, Your children come to you tonight to ask for healing and peace throughout our country so that we may return to being One Nation Under God. Guide us to be leaders in Your Kingdom, spreading Your Love and Salvation to all. Forgive us our sins and deliver us from evil.

    Lord, we ask for a blanket of protection over all our troops and law enforcement who serve to defend and protect us. Bless our representatives with the strength and wisdom they need to achieve the path You have chosen for us.

    Please place Your Guardian Angels of Protection around Donald Trump and Mike Pence and their families as they seek to lead America back to You.

    Grant us patience, Lord, as the evil ones try to anger us and cause us to fall.
    Spread blessings over Israel and Netanyahu.

    We humbly ask that You please comfort those who are grieving and in pain.
    Thank you Father, for Your Love and the gift of Life.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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  5. auscitizenmom says:

    Prayer for Justice Kavanaugh:
    “After watching her husband rip into pro-death senators who used Dr. Christine Blasey Ford in attempts to derail the appointment of her husband to the U.S. Supreme Court, Ashley is asking all people of faith to unite in praying Psalm 40, which reads:”


    In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen

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  6. nikkichico7 says:

    Matthew 18:18-20 King James Version (KJV)

    18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

    19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.

    20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

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  7. getfitnow says:

    FTA – On Tuesday, Campus Reform’s Cabot Phillips spoke with students at the University of Georgia to see if any of them could name a single time conservatives “shut down a liberal speaker on campus” like progressives often shut down conservative speakers.

    Phillips even sweetened the pot, offering a cool $100 to anyone who could provide a sufficient answer.

    After numerous pauses and searching expressions, none could provide an answer. However, two exchanges were illuminating.

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