Open Thread, Friday 29 November 2013

The Day After Thanksgiving

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Z. Malfoy is a practicing Catholic-with-an-"interesting"-past. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Music Education (Spec. Voice) from Loyola University New Orleans, and has since taken a few business courses to expand her knowledge base. In her free time, she studies belly-dance, alchemy, theology, and various skills related to self-sufficiency. She also enjoys reading science fiction, refreshing her French, and watching anime. She recently started with learning Krav Maga and Russian.
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13 Responses to Open Thread, Friday 29 November 2013

  1. I love it! That’s just how I felt last night. Thanks, Zoph! 🙂

    • barnslayer says:

      Same here. But not from Thanksgiving. That has devolved into a non-event around here. So many family are not willing to travel in from IL, FL, NJ. It was just lunch for Me and Mrs, our daughter and her fiancé. The stuffed part came in the form of a platter of Mrs. Barnslayer’s nachos. NO MAS!!!

      • texan59 says:

        I know that feeling all too well. I also have lived through many iterations of barn’s dilemma as well. Since I finally married a local gal that problem has certainly gone by the wayside. Although it provides for a certain disparity in the family Red-Rover game at the end of the day. I hope all of you had a wonderful day regardless of what was served for your meal. I must admit that Mrs. T can make a pretty mean homemade nacho platter and I don’t recall ever having to change into sweatpants after eating them. 😀

    • zmalfoy says:

      I kinda wanna run in and give him a belly-rub. . . but then I notice the size of those paws. . .

  2. solaratov says:

    Supposedly, this is ISON breaking up…

    http://imgur.com/kGjmfty

  3. solaratov says:

    via WRSA……

    Next Steps: The Grey Man
    The latest from Habcan:

    The Grey Man is always invisible in plain sight.

    The Grey Man is totally aware of his environs, his own capabilities or lack thereof, his weaponry and his levels of competence with that weaponry. He constantly strives to improve upon both his capabilities and competence. In public, he is always respectful, even to the point of obsequiousness if the situation calls for it. He always appears to be just a little confused by what is happening around him, while in reality he is alertly doing a tactical assessment.

    The Grey Man NEVER draws attention to himself by word, dress, action, or mannerism. The Young Grey Man is dismissed as a wimp, the Older as a doddering old fool. The Grey Man derives great inner satisfaction from having this portrayal of himself accepted by all he meets, for it means he is succeeding in his disguise of his actual persona.

    The Grey Man is a private man. He practices with his weaponry in private, or only with his fellow Grey Men, always in a secluded location. If he must resort to use of a public facility, he schedules his practice for times when he is likely to be the only one there. At such times he would probably wear bright clothing, to be remembered only as ‘that guy in the red jacket and sunglasses’, a quite different person from his usual persona. If right-handed, he would always occupy the leftmost station on a NRA bullseye pistol range, with his back to an observer, or the rightmost one for riflery or combat pistol practice. He would not have his name emblazoned on clothing or equipment, nor would he have any noteworthy affiliation proclaimed on his cap. “He’s just a guy. Comes every Wednesday morning for his coffeebreak. Always pays cash.”

    The Grey Man does not drive a pink Cadillac with steer horns on the hood, NOR does he drive the biggest mutherin’ 4X4-with-all-the-bells-and-whistles BOV in the lot. The older his vehicle is, the rustier, the less likely it is to draw attention (or to be stolen, for that matter). This vehicle is, under its exterior, scrupulously maintained and in excellent running order. If pulled over by authority on the basis of appearance, it can be shown to meet or exceed all requirements under licensing laws, and an obsequious co-operative manner precludes a search under the seats. The Grey Man does not speed on the highway: cruise control is his friend. So is the Highway Patrol: he waves to any he sees. If he travels the same route constantly, at the same times, The Grey Man becomes a ‘fixture’ and can be dismissed from conscious observation.

    It helps the Survivor to build up this persona of The Grey Man gradually and over time. The anti-gun sheeple neighbors will quickly rat out the ‘Patriot’ who is always loudly declaiming about his ‘Rights’ and ‘what will happen if they try to take my guns’. The Grey Man goes far out of his way never to offend anyone, imitating the duck which appears calm on the surface of his pond whilst paddling like hell under the surface.

    Be seen as conservative in all you do. A Survivor is a Grey Man, and that little old grey man alone over there in the corner is probably a Survivor!

    And that young guy next to him? Just another wimp? Or are they both watching each other’s backs?

    Making the other guy waste precious time in assessing the situation is a big part of staying alive. Practice being grey now, while there’s time to build your skills.

    👿

    • solaratov says:

      And I’m pretty sure there are “Grey Ladies”, too. 😉

    • Knight4GFC says:

      A Grey Man who sees in black and white. There are no “grey” areas for him. He keeps it simple. “Truth”, is a Light that exposes all shades of “grey”, making them show their true colors. A Grey Man holds to simple “Truth”, not easy to accomplish, but through training, it becomes second nature. When forced to deal with a “grey” area, the average person will hesitate, possibly fail in making a decision, costing him his life. Not so, the Grey Man.

      Training.

      “Practice being grey now, while there’s time to build your skills…

      …The Grey Man is totally aware of his environs, his own capabilities or lack thereof, his weaponry and his levels of competence with that weaponry. He constantly strives to improve upon both his capabilities and competence.”

      Do not be like the “other guy”, who wastes “…precious time in assessing the situation…”

      “…Be seen as conservative in all you do. A Survivor is a Grey Man, and that little old grey man alone over there in the corner is probably a Survivor”.

      Just adding my two cents… I hope you don’t mind. Thank you Sol for this!

    • texan59 says:

      Words of wisdom. Thanks sol. 🙂

  4. solaratov says:

    Just a thought……

    Either Team Freedom wins, or Team Collectivism wins.

    In the latter case, they will kill – via whatever means necessary – everyone born before 1970 or so.

    They must do so.

    We simply know too much.

    So, now that you know how it ends if the Bad People prevail, let’s get back to work.

    And never, ever die alone.

    Live free.

    Die hard.

    Resist.

    👿

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