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By: ycd0108 , 4:28 PM GMT on October 24, 2013

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25. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
5:27 PM GMT on November 01, 2013
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24. ycd0108
1:33 PM GMT on November 01, 2013
On another note:
"Semi-annual 1-hour change linked to decrease in heart attacks, more traffic fatalities."
From CBC.ca.
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23. ycd0108
1:00 PM GMT on November 01, 2013
Ylee:
Very rural here too and we also are at the end of a long cul-de-sac.
We moved here when our girls were < 10 years old and many neighbours also had children. Most of us stayed in place but the kids went and "grew up", had their own kids and now many of the grandkids are too old for dress-up and candy.
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22. Ylee
10:37 AM GMT on November 01, 2013
I can count the trick or treaters on one hand that we've had in the past 40 years. We live in a rural area, with a long driveway!
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21. ycd0108
2:15 AM GMT on November 01, 2013
Serious lack of spookiness around here tonight:
I had forgotten just what day it was but had this nagging feeling on the short drive home from the dock.
Oh yes, it's Halloween!
Hardly any traffic, no kids on the roads and I did not notice any seasonal decorations along the main line. Couple of quiet Fireworks sales vans parked with no buyers.
Can't imagine what I would give a costumed child who came to the door this night - it's been at least 10 years since the last "trick or treat" knock.
For us the event was always concerned with children and all the neighbors are at least our age. Their grand children have other places to go - just like ours.
I'm not complaining but I do miss the excitement of the little ones.
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20. ycd0108
3:19 PM GMT on October 30, 2013
Mornin' Ylee:
You are probably correct.
I don't think any wild mushroom has produced anything worse than "Roundup" for instance but it's plain that they can bite back sometimes.
The instructor mentioned that many plants can concentrate toxins from the surroundings.
He also said that fungi are not easily classified as "plants" nor "animals".
He did not "rise to the bait" when one student mentioned a theory that humans are descended from mushrooms.
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19. Ylee
1:59 PM GMT on October 30, 2013
I would say the mycologists won't eat storebought for the same reason a lot of people only eat organic.
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18. ycd0108
4:24 AM GMT on October 30, 2013
And Patrap:
Gottcha! See comment #1.
Good to see you here my friend.
I was working on a comment on your blog about those "Cities within Cities".
Tloml and I went over to Gretna and wandered around the cemetery there - we were impressed.
Up here most grave stones are mandated to be below mower height.
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17. ycd0108
4:14 AM GMT on October 30, 2013
Ylee:
The fellow who did the mushroom outdoor workshop said that most accredited mycologists would not eat any mushrooms bought in grocery stores either.
I thought:
"What about canned mushrooms - or canned mushroom soup?"
Sean Strange's blog interested me partly because he writes coherently and uses language competently while discussing some very odd topics. I will try to check some of his more recent stuff to see if he maintains that delivery.
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16. ycd0108
1:31 AM GMT on October 30, 2013
Just gotta get this link out of the way so I can get on with commenting:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/angry-harper-lash es-back-over-senate-scandal-questions-1.2287252
I'd say the self proclaimed "Harper Government" as opposed to the Government of Canada is melting down.
Good riddance! When I hear the back-benchers cheering for a leader who simply repeats one "talking point" to answer specific questions which actually are quite different I'd say the war of 1812 was "won" by the enemy.
Don't let your children watch this whatever country you live in!
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15. Patrap
10:56 PM GMT on October 29, 2013
About the video,

Uploaded on Feb 19, 2012

Lee Brain, son of an oil man, receives a standing ovation and brings a crowd to tears after delivering powerful & inspirational testimony in front of the Northern Gateway Pipeline Joint Review Panel in Prince Rupert on February 18, 2012.
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14. Ylee
10:50 PM GMT on October 29, 2013
I'm not a mushroom eater, so I wouldn't touch either one, even if someone I trusted said they tasted like chicken, lol!

I typed up "Global Anarchy", and came up with the link I posted at Bogon's. Even though we have the UN, and the World Court, this ole planet, from a political point of view, is pretty much like a Wild West town, sans Marshall Dillon.
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13. ycd0108
10:41 PM GMT on October 29, 2013
Hi Ylee:
I just read a bit of the link you put up on Bogon's place. My first reaction was: NO _________ WAY!
But Strange (as it seems) might have a point.
I would not try the tall brown topped mushroom (again) without guidance from an expert I trusted.
And the bottom one doesn't look too healthy either.
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12. Ylee
9:44 PM GMT on October 29, 2013
I've found that the most interesting fungi comes from decaying tree bits, such as dead roots, and mulch! Are the above shrooms edible?(not that I'd try them, or anything!)
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11. ycd0108
12:45 AM GMT on October 29, 2013
I tried that once Bogon:
But my hat blew off.
The baby elephants I asked to hold up the panels for me to paint all those lines were shaking too much and I found that the rest of the elephant herd was outside dancing for the Geological Survey Of Canada Lithoprobe Project.
When I look closely at the box I am in I see the floor is quite ancient: dirt then rocks given solidity by my belief in classical physics. The walls consist of things like the single simple language I can use, personal connections, laziness, and the one behind me is in shadow. The ceiling (lid) is just above my reach so I'm guessing it consists of a bunch of learned inhibitions.
If I ever decide to get outside to think I might try backing into the shadows.
In fact I tried that trick many years ago and lost a hat.
For now it's quite comfy in here.
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10. Bogon
8:10 PM GMT on October 28, 2013
Whole systemitis?

Probably a good time to start thinking outside the box.

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9. ycd0108
2:57 AM GMT on October 28, 2013
All this talk about mushrooms got me thinking about:
http://www.wholeearth.com/index.php
That's where I first found a diagnosis for the syndrome that has afflicted me for yo these many: "Whole Systemitis".
Google has yet to hear of it apparently but somewhere I have a paper copy of the "Catalog" so maybe I can find the definition.
If I recall correctly this syndrome shows up when a patient begins to realize that she/he is actually a part of the "Whole" and can become so severe that one is concerned about things like:
"Should I dare to eat a Peach?"
And things like that.
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8. ycd0108
2:22 AM GMT on October 28, 2013
Maybe the droopy grey mushroom is:
Helvella Lacunosa
If I learned anything at all today it was that identifying mushrooms is very much a "budding" endeavor.
The instructor did take us through the "Analytic Key" which is found in most books on mushroom identification, though, so give me an hour or two to get a spore print, find my magnifying glass and stare at the mushroom while referring back to the guide.
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7. ycd0108
2:43 PM GMT on October 27, 2013
Good morning:
11°C, patchy fast moving clouds and a wind warning - 60 to 80 km/h.
Daughters and I are going to an introductory course on mushroom identification in Wildwood Forest:
http://ecoforestry.ca/wildwood
This fall has been a very good season for mushrooms.
According to this article:
http://thetyee.ca/Life/2013/10/26/Mushroom-Kingdo m-Picking/
it has something to do with the trees setting cones.
If we find some photogenic examples I'll put up a picture or two.
Maybe make a mushroom, cheese, bacon omelet for tomorrow.
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6. ycd0108
11:25 PM GMT on October 26, 2013
It's all good:

What a Pixi
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5. ycd0108
9:48 PM GMT on October 26, 2013
Ylee:
I assume you are referring to what is said in the video.
"Elected Officials" in both former British colonies, Canada and India, have some pretty large (jack) boots to fill but in general show inspiring promise even in their fancy Ballet slippers.
I think the young fellow in the video was referring to his father who is an engineer though.
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4. Ylee
9:21 PM GMT on October 26, 2013
You must not have too much faith in your elected officials if you compare them to India's. You don't think there would be more due diligence involved? However, if it were our officials here, I'd be worried, too. :(
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3. ycd0108
2:16 PM GMT on October 26, 2013
Yesterday I caught the ferry coming home after missing it the day before. It costs about $16 to bring the RV and Monday to Thursday old folks like me ride free.
As I sat alone at the head of the lineup watching the boat power away I decided to drive around the inlet to compare the cost/time of the drive to waiting there.
As near as I can estimate the 50 kilometer drive cost me about $6 for diesel fuel and I arrived at about the time I would have been boarding the ferry if I had waited.
Of course there are some other considerations to compare:
The "Malahat" is a notorious route in poor weather or heavy traffic:
http://www.timescolonist.com/malahat-now-open-aft er-crash-near-goldstream-park-1.626225
At 1400 hours on a sunny fall afternoon it's downright pretty.
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2. ycd0108
5:26 PM GMT on October 24, 2013
Thanks Bogon:
I had a few tears myself listening to it.
Cheers!
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1. Bogon
5:11 PM GMT on October 24, 2013
Here is the information provided with the video at YouTube:
Lee Brain, son of an oil man, receives a standing ovation and brings a crowd to tears after delivering powerful & inspirational testimony in front of the Northern Gateway Pipeline Joint Review Panel in Prince Rupert on February 18, 2012.
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