Libby Gone™

Location: Mitch Chee Gon, United States

Friday, February 23, 2007

Expansion of Empire

Commodore Libby was most confused. The new digital Communication was usurped by a new format. Progress continues despite all obstacles. Blogger meant something different in 1887.
To the left is the framework for an Abandon Mining Community somewhere in Mitch Chee Gon. A long forgotten ore mine will be the main feature, with ancillary buildings and landscaping.
Recycled foam packing forms the base of the hillside. Soon plaster and industrial strength disposable towels will form a realistic transition from cut limestone to highland. the buildings will be abanndoned yet the spurs maintained for storage.
Now WHY?
The history of Muck Stoke Mile,
For some reason abandon communities have risen, perhaps because they are the oldest. At the turn of the (yikes) last Century "Muck Stoke Mile" was a booming Midwest mining town. Complete with every last pleasure known to man.
According to Ohio and Mackinaw RailRoad historians, this area produced every conceivable mineral, metal, fuel and fossil.
Found Extinct in 1917, no living creature in sight.
Ghost Town for memoriam.
In Time.
Think though why do communities suddenly become vacant?
Suspected conclusions:

1)The unexpected bouts of the Ague followed by predatory animals.
2)Natives, (Although friendly according to Government Agents)sought to take their land back.
3)Great Lakes Triangle.
4) More money in loggin' (and dat dar preddy norden girl fom sveden....)
5) gasp NO MORE JOBS. Governor GrahmCracker insists profitable widget, buggywhip, and wooden wheel production will be impressive, in just 5 years.

Everyone was gone.

Muck Stoke Mine is a mystery. Superstitions run rampant.
Soon the Railroad was bankrupt and the town slowly died. Buildings fell, Mother Nature reclaimed hers.

In America someone can always find the silver lining. It's Capitalism. (Silver was long depleted at MSM.)
Muck Stoke Mile once produced many commodities that fed the burgeoning AMERICAN DREAM.
The railroad still uses the tracks as storage spurs.
Recently an Oil facility being erected was noted by a passing Engineer.
"Vat day pumpin at dat dare hill" he was quoted.
Ebryvon naughs dat dis ish aughted und dis naught gute"
but why drill in a Ghost town???????????
Whatever treasure lies under; The mystery of the sudden death of the town will always carry the stigma of

Monday, January 15, 2007

New Digital Communication

The Railroad needed communication so Commadore Libby devised a new form of transporting information. This is what the the Eggheads call DIGITAL. Ones and Zeros. Ons and Offs. Click click space click. I met a Gentleman named Sam who has an idea on how to coordinate these digital pulses. He however wants to name the technique after himself. I balked. I believe it should be called Morse Code as my horse was called Morse. Now he never spoke in dots and dashes but het did dash and left some, dots. A horse is a horse especially called Morse. My equine friend always talked to me, but referred to me as Wilbur????? I will keep all informed by smoke signals until I learn the new technology.

Actually, the key is a treasured part of my collection.
I have some other pieces I want to share with those who can appreciate the history as I do. Imagine the days when you had no phones, tv's or internet......
Going to to the Western Union or Railstop to send a telegraph...
But then again no popups and computer viruses, and you KNEW your kids were "On Line"
Hanging Laundry.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Building (another) Empire

OK after what seemed like a painful eternity, Commodore Libby Gone is back. Commerce has been slow so a new Rail Line must be constructed. First the wilderness must be grappled with. A fresh coat of paint on the walls and floor will suffice for now. As time and finances permit, a finished basement will encompass the Empire. I have sent a letter to Congress explaining how my Railroad is bankrupt and dismantled looking for BILLIONS in bailout funds. I think they will understand, as Sen. Clinton has RAILROADED a lot of people in her day.
I will chronicle the ever expanding Empire as someday I wish to compile the diary into my memoirs.
Luckily my Locomotives and Rolling stock (all my collection) survived the Government takeover precipitated by my former partner. Soon freight and passengers will enjoy the scenery as they are transported from towns and villages to the Big City.
I absolutely have to thank all my great friends and family who generously helped me in the retrieval of my Railroad Empire.
Let the fires be lit in the bellies of those magnificent Steamers!

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

One pinch too many

Remember being a kid and getting picked on? Hopefully none of my readers ever commited such a juvenile act, yet I know people in their late 60's who still take joy in other peoples pain. Obviously we need to confront a sect of Muslims who commit such ridiculous forms of self agrandisment.
SOme of the following was culled from the web site American Thinker.
Be aware.
Be ready.
"At the same time, barbaric attacks on civilians, with the obvious assistance of Iran and Syria, are effectively used to stifle the creation of a democratic government in Iraq after it was freed in a three-week war from one of the most brutal dictators of the age. In Lebanon, an Iranian proxy controls the southern part of the country and the democratic government is subjected to threats from the proxy and the continual assassination of political leaders adverse to Syrian control, with the principal suspects being the highest level of the Syrian government."
The authors point was the relevent connections to 1938 Germany and the flacid approach of the the Democracies.
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dead worm.
Often it has been said 9/11 isn't enough to wake us up again. 12/07 sure as hell did.
When did Americans become so weak?
As the worlds main provider of FOOD.
Aid for disasters,
Saving people from TYRANNY, except the people here in Mitch Chee Gon. Getting Stabinthebacknow.
Source of technology (until weak, greedy, self absorbed idiots sell it off).
Read the article, make up your own mind.
Again I highly recommend the American Thinker site. Truly insightful.
Oh my point,
A couple more 3 week wars. Followed by ticker tape parades, and free college for anyone willing to to do what OBVIOUSLY WILL BE NEED TO BE DONE.
Again cudos to A.T.!!!!
I know the US of A will prevail, yet I also see the storm clouds gathering....

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Our Natural Satellite

The light reflected from the Moon made me think I overslept this morning. At 4 Am EST it was nearly daylight. The urge to bearwalk was supressed. So were my canine longings.
Proper credit given to the website I culled this info from. My comments are at the end.
This is one of the most most beautiful pictures of the Moon I ever saw.

There are many interesting facts about the moon and trivia that may or may not be important to you. Some interesting trivial facts include:
We all know there was a man on the moon, but did you know that one stayed there. Dr. Eugene Shoemaker, a Geological Surveyor, who trained the Apollo mission astronauts about craters never made it into space himself, but this was something he always wanted to do. He was rejected because of medical problems. After he died, his ashes were placed on board the Lunar Prospector spacecraft on January 6, 1999 and it was crashed into a crater on the moon on July 31, 1999. Although this was done to see if there was water on the moon at the time, but ironically it gave Dr Shoemaker his last wish.

When Neil Armstrong took that historical step of "one small step for man one giant step for mankind" it would not have occurred to anyone that the step he took in the dust of the moon was there to stay. It will be there for at least 10 million years.

When Alan Sheppard was on the moon, he hit a golf ball and drove it 2,400 feet, nearly one half a mile.

In a survey conducted in 1988, 13% of those surveyed believe that the moon is made of cheese.

The multi layer space suits worn by the astronauts to the moon weighed 180 pounds on earth and thirty pounds on the moon.

How close can you get without completely running out of gas? Apollo 11 had only 20 seconds of fuel left when they landed on the moon.

Apollo 15 was the first mission to use a lunar rover. The top speed that was ever recorded in this 4-wheeled land vehicle was 10.56 miles per hour.

It is possible to have a month without a full moon. This occurs in February, but either January or March will have two moons.

In China, the dark shadows that are on the moon are called "the toad in the moon".

The Apollo missions brought back 2196 rock samples weighing 382 kg in total
Facts About the Moon
The moon is not a planet, but a satellite of the Earth.

The surface area of the moon is 14,658,000 square miles or 9.4 billion acres

Only 59% of the moon's surface is visible from earth.

The moon rotates at 10 miles per hour compared to the earth's rotation of 1000 miles per hour.

When a month has two moons, it is called a blue moon.

One side of the moon is always facing the Earth.

The dark spots we see on the moon that creates the image of the man in the moon are actually craters filled with basalt, which is a very dense material.

The moon is the only extraterrestrial body that has ever been visited by humans it is also the only body that had samples taken from it.

The first space craft to send back pictures from the moon was Luna 3 in October 1959.

The moon has no global magnetic field.

The moon is about 1/4 the size of the Earth.

On the moon, there is no wind, light, or water.

(c) 2006 contact

Now for my comments.
The Moon does have light, same Sun as Earth.
Wind does affect the moons surface, Solar wind from Coronal Explosions again on the Sun. Traveling at 1 to 2 MILLION MILES PER HOUR!!!! Same thing that causes Northern and Southern "lights".

The first Men on the moon were predicted in the mid 1800's. They would leave from Florida, USA. There was to be three of them. The journey was almost precisely documented a century before it happened. Read Jules Verne.

Niel Armstrong was recently proven correct on the first comment ever made on the Moon. A voice data tape from 1969 proved he did in fact say "That's one small step for A man, one giant leap for mankind" Originally the "A" was not believed to be said.
However it was NOT a small step, the astronauts had to leap approximately 2 feet from the bottom of the ladder to the Moons surface!

The Soviet Union had a variety of ridiculous ideas to beat America to the Moon. One "Zond" spacecraft even carried a mannequin and a tape deck simulating a manned voyage!
Ok so I am a geek, get used to it. LOL.
Honestley I have always had a facination for the Moon, Space, and the various Space programs of the world. I believe our destiny is in space both in life and death (Heaven).

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Autumn again

Waxing poetic.

Life has it's seasons and so do the trees.

I watched the fallen leaves chase each other,
like a children's game of tag,
across the lawn.
Realizing another season of life
is gone.
Tearfully looking back,
at was and was meant to be,
Not able to reap that,
which was painstakingly sown.

With death life springs anew,
as does hope,
a new day dawns,
I know I should count the plenty,
not the few.

Saplings sprout form the root,
grow and reach,
I shade and protect,
Offer strength and love,
Will always observe from above.

Soon the snows and frost
will accost
and we will hibernate
waiting silent.

then one spring day.........................

Monday, October 09, 2006

Armageddon in the windshield?

Well we all knew it would happen and now the fruit has ripened. What is the next move?

The U.S.of A. Could have nuked North Korea out of existence in the first years of the 1950's. We pussed out. Now our kids get to think about "Duck and Cover".
Macarthur was right. 5 Nukes across the Yalu river. That would have impeded the yellow horde from the ChiCom regime. Although it is my opinion the Chinese Military would have sent their troops through the radioactive mire with no regard to their wellbeing.
So now the lil Kim has proven he has a nuke. I bet anyone of his subjects wishes it was a cuke. As in Cucumber. Now the starving masses can have PRIDE. Pride in the technology of communism. Big Wah. How's that tree bark taste. MMMMMMM Yumma.
From Drudge:
Long Pyongyang's chief ally, China denounced the "brazen" act, urging it to avoid action that could worsen the situation, and Russian President Vladimir Putin also condemned the test.

North Korea's announcement pushed the dollar to an eight-month high against the yen and helped shove oil above $60 a barrel. South Korea's won fell 1.5 percent to two-month lows and its main stock index tumbled as much as 3.6 percent.

The U.S. Geological Survey said it had detected a 4.2 magnitude tremor in North Korea at 10:35 local time (0135 GMT). The Japan Meteorological Agency said its data showed a tremor took place around Gifu, on the peninsula's northeast coast around 110 km (70 miles) from the Chinese border.

Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said there was no leak or danger from its test.

"The nuclear test was conducted with indigenous wisdom and technology 100 percent," KCNA said.

"It marks a historic event as it greatly encouraged and pleased the KPA (Korean People's Army) and people that have wished to have powerful self-reliant defense capability."

Analysts say North Korea probably has enough fissile material to make six to eight nuclear bombs but probably lacks the technology to devise one small enough to mount on a missile.

The chief of South Korea's intelligence agency told lawmakers it was possible North Korea would carry out a second test, Seoul's Yonhap news agency quoted one deputy as saying.

The lawmaker said Kim Seung-gyu, head of the National Intelligence Service, told a parliamentary committee that unusual signs had been detected at a North Korean town.


There was no consensus on the size of the North Korean blast.

A U.S. official said it could take several days for intelligence analysts to determine whether the event was the result of an unsuccessful nuclear test, a small nuclear device or a non-nuclear explosion
Apparently a Second Blast has occurred.
More from one tee'd off young American soon...........