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Cactus Jack Calder

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About Cactus Jack Calder

  • Birthday 12/07/1944

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    Whispering Pines, The Old North State
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    Grandkids, Shooting, RC Planes, Scale 1 Live Steam RR, Moutain Dulcimer, Native American Flute, Wood Carving small figures

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  1. Quote from the end of the article Hardpan posted: ”They note that their work might grow in importance as the planet heats up due to global warming and melts glaciers, possibly unleashing deadly viruses.” In 2013 my Wife and I went on a trip to Alaska. On the cruise portion of the trip the ship went into “Glacier Bay”. The information provided by the cruise line said that in the 1800’s the glaciers would have extended to the mouth of the bay. The ship traveled 2-3 hours up the bay before we reached what remained of the glaciers. Not sure of the actual distance as the ship was traveling at a cautious speed, however, you could not see the mouth of the bay behind the ship from the glacier face. So do you think there is any chance that ancient viruses have NOT already been released into our modern world? Kind of makes you wonder!
  2. Thanks guys. I have collected these for my use. Below is one I have enjoyed. Chicken in Tomato & Caper Sauce 4 boneless skinless Chicken Breasts 1/4 tsp pepper 2 tbsp Olive Oil 1 med Onion chopped 2 shakes garlic powder 2 can 14.5 oz diced tomatoes w/liquid 2 tbsp drained capers 2 tsp dried basil 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese Pound chicken till 1/4 “ thick. Sprinkle with pepper. In large skillet heat 1 tbsp oil over medium heat. Brown chicken on both sides and remove. In skillet heat remaining oil over medium heat add onion, cook and stir until translucent. Add Garlic Powder, stir in Tomatoes, Capers and Basil. Return Chicken to skillet, cook covered 8 - 10 minutes or until Chicken is no longer pink. Sprinkle with cheese . Remove from heat, let stand covered until cheese is melted. CJ
  3. Ms Allie, My wife taught me to add a tbs of water to the pan and then cover. This seems to make the white cook faster without making the bottom hard. I like to eat all the white around the yolk and then take the unbroken yolk in my mouth and slowly break it and ‘savor the flavor’. Hey, look at that, I’m a poet and didn’t know it! CJ
  4. I had been on Plavix and 81 mg aspirin long term (10+ yrs). My Cardiologist recently took me off the Plavix and I continue with the 81mg aspirin. His instructions are, "What ever you do, DO NOT stop the aspirin". I've even refused to stop the aspirin for minor surgeries like skin scraping to remove Basil Cell. The Dermatologist doesn't like that but puts up with it after talking to my Cardiologist. I do bleed a little more than as a yout, however, it is not a major problem. So advice to carry emergency items is good but it may not be as severe as other people experience. As to bruising, I do get more than earlier, especially on my left arm. Why the left? Who knows. I started wearing Roping Cuffs to shoots. That has helped a lot with the bruising from shooting. I probably should wear them all the time as my left arm looks bad enough so that people will ask if I am alright. If I wore the cuffs all the time they may not ask, but still wonder.
  5. My wife, I and another couple were visiting Savannah Georgia in November 2016. We drove down one road, early in the morning and were not allowed back up that road that afternoon. Road work had unearthed explosive shells from the American Civil War. https://www.savannahnow.com/news/2016-11-30/second-civil-war-era-ordnance-found-blown-savannah
  6. My Grandmother (Dad’s Mom) had that type of hearing aide when I was young (60+ years ago). With out it she couldn’t hear a vacuum running if it was bumping into her feet. She didn’t like a lot of noise so she would turn off the hearing aide when no one was talking to her. If you wanted to talk with her you had to tap her on the shoulder and wave your hand at her. She would hold up her index finger (just a minute) and then turn on her receiver box in her shirt pocket. Once you were done talking she would quickly turn it off again.
  7. I just received these loading strips from Dantankerous. I want to say they are very well made and Dan is a good pard to deal with. So thank you Dantankerous I will use them with pleasure. Cactus Jack
  8. The Audiologist told me that if you just have one hearing aide you will probably have the same problem of imbalanced hearing only reversed. I am near stone deaf in my left ear. With two hearing aides I can still get directional hearing so I know which way to turn to see the source of sound. A competent Audiologist should set up the aides to balance them for your loss by each side, not just blast you with equal sound amplification on both sides. That is one advantage of going to an Audiologist rather than a TV/Magazine commercials/add set. Years ago I had a friend at work who contracted a severe infection in his ears. He lost hearing in his left ear completely and had some loss in his right ear. They fixed him up with a receiver/transmitter for his left ear. It looked just like the right side hearing aide. The receiver/transmitter would radio sound to his right ear hearing aide. This helped him not miss things that occurred on his left side, but he often would have to turn around in a circle to find out who was talking to him. CJ
  9. +1 to what Law Dog & Drifter said. I am 2+ years in. Your Audiologist will help you make adjustments to suit your needs. Mine said your brain will also learn to filter some of the noise (selective hearing). We learned that as youngsters and never knew it. Even though the aides are set to amplify in the frequency ranges you are deficient in, they cannot distinguish between noise you want to hear and other ambient noice in the same frequency range. Hence road noise is a pita. I have the type that hook over my ears with a tube feeding sound into my ear canal. Since the audio pickup is at the back of my ear the weird thing for me is hearing people close behind me better than those I am facing. Good luck and keep on plugging. CJ
  10. Prayers for healing for your MIL and relief and peace for your extended family.
  11. True Alpo, However, my paranoia says, “don’t sit on the toilet, you never know what is on the seat.” So I’ve taught my Sons and Grandson’s to only stand in public men’s rooms. I’ll exercise situational awareness and be safe rather than sorry in that regard. CJ
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