Topic: Life is good down by the river
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Alright Joe... :rolleyes:

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"Joe" :jew: :cletus:

When Scott "Gruntled" Kelley was asked why he comes to the Veterans Day Parade in Springfield every year, the 60-year-old Navy veteran pondered the question for a while.



He sat in a camping chair on East Trafficway Street Saturday morning, waiting for the annual parade to begin. He wore a Vietnam War Veterans ball cap, and he held a U.S. Navy flag that flapped in the wind.
Kelley didn't have a short answer.

Kelley recalled a tumultuous adolescence. He said he grew up near enough to the University of California-Berkley campus that he could smell the tear gas used on protesters if the wind blew just right.
"We had an underground newspaper in our damn high school," he said.
Kelley said he came from a poor family, and at the age of 17 he had little choice but to enlist.
"It was either be homeless or join the military," he said.
Kelley said he served in the tail end of the Vietnam War before spending time on a destroyer escort during the Cold War.
"I am so grateful I never had to kill anyone," he said.
After three years in the Navy, it was hard coming home, Kelley said, and he struggled relating with his peers.
"You didn't tell people you were in the military because it wasn't popular," he said. "That first six months was really damn weird ... Even to this day I still feel a step away."
It wasn't until 1988 that he first attended a Veterans Day parade, Kelley said, and he saw Vietnam War veterans coming "out of the woodwork."
He said he had the option to participate in the parade this year, but he preferred saluting his fellow servicemen and servicewomen as they marched and drove by.
So why does Kelley come to the parade every year?
"Camaraderie, I guess," he said.
When the parade came by, Kelley stood up and waved his gay pride flag with vigor.


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.JOE said: The POTUS/SCOTUS really have no power or influence down on the river...
Seriously, even the goddamned county don't give two shits what happens down here.
The DPS Troopers only come when some goober wrecks n runs off the bridge or guard railing, and I gotta call em for that shit!
The Game Warden I see them on occasion in the spring n summer at best.
They don't give a damn about some guy livin in a tin shack fish-camp, I'm outta sight outta mind, and I like it that way.
I just keep rollin along and doin my thang, and they overlook me...
YOU... OH THEY GOT THEIR EYE ON YALLS ASSES 100% :LOL:

You go Joe! :lol:


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Damn you done got fired up man!


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SPAMMING A THREAD WITH AN "OLD FAG TROLL" ? 
JESUS MAN, YOU AIN'T EVEN TRYIN ANYMORE... :LOL:
HELL, I DRINK COVFEFE' STRONGER THAN YOUR "TENDER FEELINS" :PIRATE:


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SNICKERS, YA BASTARD... :LOL:
YOU SNARKY SHIT, YOU MAKE ME SMILE!


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21 THINGS I NEVER REALLY GAVE A FLYIN FCUK ABOUT...


1. THE FUTURE - WHEN IT GETS HERE I WILL DEAL WITH IT.
2. FITTING IN - WHEN WE ARE ALL THE SAME, WE ARE ALL BORING AS HELL.
3. THINGS BEYOND MY CONTROL - IF YOU CAN'T CONTROL IT, STFU AND ROLL WITH THE FLOW.
4. BITING MY TONGUE - I DON'T DO IT.
5. HOW I LOOK TO OTHERS - YOU DON'T LIKE IT, LEAVE ME THE FUCK ALONE THEN.
6. WHAT OTHERS MIGHT THINK - I AM NOT HERE TO CONFORM TO YOUR WANTS, WHIMS OR NEEDS.
7. DAMNED GOSSIP - THIS SHIT IS A GODDAMNED CANCER THAT CORRUPTS & ROTS ALL IT TOUCHES.
8. THINGS I JUST WANT, BUT DONT REALLY NEED - A GOOD 70% OF YOUR SHIT IS "DEAD INVENTORY" AND WASTED MONEY.
9. FAILING AT SOMETHING - SO WHAT, I LOOK FOR THE LESSON IN IT TO SHAVE THE ODDS IN MY FAVOR NEXT TIME.
10. THE WHAT IF'S IN LIFE - THIS "WHAT IF SHIT" IS JUST THAT... AND A WASTE OF GOOD TIME.
11. NEGITIVE PEOPLES BULLSHIT - I NEVER WASTE "HAY" FEEDING THESE FCUKERS "DRAMMA LAMMA" WALLOW BY YOURSELF SAD-SACK.
12. GOING OUT OF THE WAY TO "GET EVEN" WITH ASSHOLES - SHITTY PEOPLE ALWAYS GET WHATS COMING ANYWAY...EVERY DAMN TIME.
13. BEING POPULAR ON SOCIAL MEDIA OR IRL - THE SHIT SEEMS A BIT TEDIOUS & PROBLEMATIC TO ME. YA LIKE ME GOOD - YA DON'T FCUK OFF.
14. MATERIAL EXCESS - THE MORE SHIT YOU GOT THE MORE SHIT YOU GOTTA TAKE CARE OF & MAINTAIN, GO LIGHT AND AS COMFORTBLY POSSIBLE.
15. IF I'M GOOD ENOUGH - I'M BETTER THAN ENOUGH.
16. IF I'M A BAD PERSON - ONLY AS MUCH AS I NEED TO BE.
17. REGRETS - THERES NO POINT IN THEM.
18. GUILT - WHAT FOR? WHAT'S DONE IS DONE.
19. MY PAST - I CAN'T CHANGE THAT OLD SHIT, I CAN EFFECT NOW NOTHING ELSE.
20. BEING RIGHT ALL THE TIME- I KNOW BETTER THAN THAT ARROGANT SHIT, IT'S A FOOLS ERRAND & PRIDEFUL MANS DOWNFALL.
21. ALCOHOL & DRUGS - IT'S A COPING TOOL AND CRUTCH FOR THE WEAK OF MIND, HEART, SOUL & SPIRIT. I DON'T NEED THEM.


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THE VERY SECOND YOU CAN LEARN TO NOT GIVE A FLYING FCUK ABOUT "ANY OF THE ABOVE" THINGS, YOU'RE LIFE TAKES A TURN FOR THE BETTER...


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God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy.

Like the song says...


Posted by .JOE
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. said: God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy.

Like the song says...

169% BUD...
GOD IS GREAT.
BEER IS GOOD.
MOST FOLKS IS SHIT-RAT CRAZY!
AND THEY SEEM TO BE GETTING EVEN WORSE...


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Down at the cafe' having a lil lunch and watching the news shows on FAUX KNEWS. LMFAO! 
APPLE CEO TIM COOK WITH HIS FAKE ASS PEARL CLUTCHING DRAMA.
"INCITEMENT TO VIOLENCE IS NOT "FREE SPEECH" THATS OUR POLICY"
HE SPOKE OF THE "SYSTEMIC RACISM & MURDER" OF GEORGE FLOYD - THAT NI66ER HAS AN ASS FULL OF DRUGS AND AN "OD" TOOK HIS LIFE.


I thank GOD I'm living in TEXAS! 


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WONDER WHAT JOW /BLOW IS GONNA DO WITH ALL THOSE SOUTH AMERICANS COMIN NORTH FOR THAT "PATH TO CITIZENSHIP" HE DONE PROMISED?


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BY THE SECOND QUARTER, YOU LIBERALS WILL BE SCREAMIN LIKE LIL PIGGYS STUCK UNDER A GATE. :LOL:


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.Joe said: It's been a good day so far, I went through and captured all my posts in this thread. I've managed to save them all on a big assed jump drive, all the way back from the BAD HARVEST DAYS TO PRESENT. 
Hell I might write a book one day and will need them.

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Joe, you absolutely should write your book. You have a great story to tell with a meaningful delivery.  Local college might help you.

Be wary of editing services charging by the word. Find somebody you know to get it how you want it without compromising your way of telling things.

Amazon Kindle is decent way to self-publish and market.  Would avoid self-publishing houses as they want money up front and their 'packages' are spendy.


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Been playing this all  day here in the river, the pups love it!  
Even had a few deer & squirrels to come out to the edge of the wood line across the river to see what that "noise' was.



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Joe, you absolutely should write your book. You have a great story to tell with a meaningful delivery.  Local college might help you.

Be wary of editing services charging by the word. Find somebody you know to get it how you want it without compromising your way of telling things.

Amazon Kindle is decent way to self-publish and market.  Would avoid self-publishing houses as they want money up front and their 'packages' are spendy.

I may do it, but I have no delusions of any great interest honestly. Thank you for the complement though.
Hell If I posted as much as I wanted too, I'd bore you all to tears. :lol:


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Another beautiful morning in East Texas ! :lol: 
Overcast clouds, cold and damp. The kind that sinks in to the bone... thank goodness for hot coffee & warm fires! 
The lil witch refused to get up out the bed till all was warm n ready. The spoiled lil heifer! Even me pups took her side this morning. I told her she's ruined them with her woman'ness and me cats too! Having a woman in camp has it's good n bad points I'd reckon.. but the good outweighs the bad...for now that is.


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Here Are 11 Signs That Your Deep Personality Is So Intense That It’s Intimidating Others:

#1 – You are honest to a fault.
When it comes down to it, you value honesty above all else. In fact, you will have an uncomfortable conversation, if necessary, to ensure that you can get straight to the point and put the truth out there. After all, if you don’t have the truth, what do you have? Just remember that not everyone is prepared to hear the truth. I SUGARCOAT NOTHING TO ADULTS, CHILDREN ARE MY ONLY EXCEPTION.

#2 – You are a problem solver, not one to wallow.
If you’re in a difficult situation, you’re not the kind of person who is going to sit around wallowing in the struggle you’ve been handed. Instead, you will instantly get to work trying to find a solution to the problem, working on getting yourself out of there and on to better things. SOME RUN, SOME FREEZE, SOME WAIT ON OTHERS. BE THE ONE WHO TAKES ACTION.

#3 – You aren’t afraid of intimacy.
It’s surprising how many people in today’s society claim to understand the importance of intimacy and then shy away from it completely when the opportunity presents itself. You, however, understand that intimacy comes on many levels, and each is necessary in its own way in your relationships including not only romantic relationships but also friendships and family connections. This includes actions as simple as a hug or a pat on the back. YOU CAN BE CARING AND SINCERE WITHOUT BEING A BAG OF MUSH ABOUT IT.

#4 – You are incredibly intense in all that you do.
You intend on living life to the fullest, experiencing everything available. This causes you to lead your life with a level of intensity that most will fail to understand. The few who understand you will share your passion for finding enjoyment in every moment, those are the people you need to surround yourself with. IF YOU'RE NOT IN IT TO WIN IT, DON'T EVEN BEGIN IT, YOUR WASTING YOUR TIME & EFFORTS.

#5 – You ask A LOT of questions.
While this may come across to others like you are interrogating them, the truth is that you want to get to know them on a deeper and more meaningful level. You aren’t asking for manipulative reasons or to find out information you can use to your benefit later, you genuinely want to understand others better and asking questions is the best way to learn more. YOU'RE SUSPECT TILL I AM SATISFIED, SIMPLE AS THAT. IF YOU CAN'T BEAR A LIL SCRUTINY CHANCES ARE YOU'RE PROBBILY A DAMN LIAR, CON, OR FULLA SHIT.


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Here Are 11 Signs That Your Deep Personality Is So Intense That It’s Intimidating Others:

#6 – You refuse to waste your time waiting around for others.
Sure, you understand the importance of friendship and companionship but when it comes down to it, you have places to go and things to accomplish. If someone is going to waste your time or leave you waiting around waiting for them to recognize what you have to offer, you have better things to do. You’ll simply walk away and devote that time and energy into those who are ready. MY TIME, ATTENTION & EFFORTS ARE EVERY BIT AS IMPORTENT AS YOURS ... I WILL NOT ABIDE YOUR CONTROL MANIPULATION TACTICS, BE GOOD TO GO, OR I ROLL ON.

#7 – You are like a human lie detector, able to see through the BS.
When someone is being insincere or dishonest, it’s like a red light goes off in your mind warning you that they are screwing around. As someone who values honest, as we previously discussed, there’s nothing you see as a bigger deal breaker than someone who tells lies. You have no interest in sticking around for those that don’t respect you enough to be transparent with you. A GOOD 8/10 I CAN READ YOUR ASS LIKE A PAPER EVEN BEFORE YOU OPEN YOUR MOUTH. I CAN EVEN "SEE & HEAR IT" WHEN PEOPLE TALK, POST OR TEXT, TO ME. I AUTOMATICLY READ BETWEEN THE LINES, AND HEAR WHAT YOU "DON'T SAY". IF WE ARE FACE TO FACE, I'LL PICK-UP ON YOUR VOICE INFLECTIONS AND BODY LANGUAGE. I'M NOT AN EXPERT AT IT, BUT I'M GODDAMNED GOOD AT IT. IT'S WHY I STAY TO MYSELF ALOT, THE SHIT OVERWHELMS ME SOMETIMES. AND HONESTLY, MOST FOLKS ARE FULLA SHIT & SHADY MOTIVES.

#8 – You are incredibly open-minded.
Too many people have masked closed-mindedness today with the illusion that they are merely staying true to their morals and beliefs rather than admitting they simply haven’t tried to understand. Instead, you are open to trying to understand new ideas, concepts and ways of living. You may not agree, but you’re always willing to learn more. THE VERY SECOND YOU THINK "YOU KNOW IT ALL" IS THE VERY SECOND YOU STOP KNOWING SHIT! 

#9 – You always have a clear picture of what you want.
Every situation you enter into, you do so with the end already in mind and you refuse to settle for anything less. Your goals are always a top priority which can lead you to say or do things in your quest to achieve success that will make others feel uncomfortable. Just be careful not to be too goal focused or you can lose sight of the beauty in the little moments in between. I'M USUALLY ON TOP OF SHIT AND KNOW WHAT I WANT, BUT I DO KNOW HOW TO PICK MY BATTLES, NEGOTIATE, AND COMPRIMISE. YOU CAN'T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT, BUT IF YA SMART YOU CAN GET WHAT YA NEED.


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#10 – You are a creature of habit.
Schedules and consistency are your friends, creating a solid and predictable foundation upon which you can build your life. You like to know what to expect and how you should prepare for it, and you have no interest in surprises. I DO LIKE STRUCTURE FOR ITS GROUNDING, BUT A LIL EXCITEMENT IS ITS OWN REWARD SOMETIMES.

#11 – You have no interest in shallow relationships.
You’re not the kind of person who is going to enjoy a one-night stand or a casual fling. If you get into a relationship, you’re all in. You want to connect with someone on a deep level, establishing a meaningful relationship, and anything less is a waste of time in your opinion. I'VE NEVER REALLY HAD A ONE NIGHT STAND IN MY LIFE, THEY KEEP COMING BACK! SOME TO THE POINT OF STALKING ME EVEN... I DON'T ASK FOR IT, AND I DON'T MAKE PROMISES I DON'T KEEP.  LADIES LOVE OUTLAWS, LIKE BABIES & KIDS LOVE STRAY DOGS.


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DANNY CRAIN.
I like the cut of your jib Joe.


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Joe, do people ever harass you or steal your shit when you're gone?


Posted by .JOE
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. said: Joe, do people ever harass you or steal your shit when you're gone?

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Not for long if you catch my drift


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.JOE said:
. said: Joe, do people ever harass you or steal your shit when you're gone?

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Not for long if you catch my drift

DOT JOE - IS RIGHT... 
I've never really had a problem with it, There's not really a road back into where I am down here. It's a foot trail at best and I have a 5 strand barbwire fence and a locked gate.
Thieves don't wanna tote shit that far, they are lazy by nature. Down at camp all is secure in steel boxes with puck-locks too much effort to get past. I've been lucky so far.


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Not for long if you catch my drift

WTF is wrong with you?  A guy named 'Joe' is relating things from his perspective.  If you don't like them, then shut up.  How miserable are you?


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It has been a cold wet damp DAY down here today, the rain came in around 5pm. Just a good slow steady rain, no wind or thunder. Its still pinging on the roof even now... 
Busy day here, building and processing the forage harvest's and enjoying the fire. Fixin to head off to bed, the Lil' witch is already in it warmin it up with the pups at her feet. 
She's gonna ruin them dogs... :lol:



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