The Internet Can Be Useful Sometimes

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I was watching a movie recently where some guy had told his friends that he was using hand sanitizer in his private areas to stave off the itching and the effects of certain kinds of eczema in these sensitive areas. I thought to myself, “Alright that makes sense to me so I might file that information away for future use if ever I need it.”

Then I decided to check it out on the Internet.

Here is what I discovered about that “Brainy” idea:

“Hand sanitizer contains alcohol, which can irritate the delicate tissues of the genital area. It can also dry out the skin and cause irritation and itching. In addition, using hand sanitizer on the genital area can lead to an increased risk of infection, as the alcohol in the sanitizer can kill off beneficial bacteria on the skin.”

That was the consensus of a bunch of Internet geniuses that I looked up for information.

I do not know how accurate the Internet information was but I will tell you this much, “I am not going to put hand sanitizer on private areas for any reason.”

The major scary tale I read was that some of those hand sanitizers contain isopropyl alcohol that can get into your bloodstream and possibly be deadly.

None of that for me, thank you.

Starting A New Day In Mundanesville

I was on the “Wayback Machine” this morning reading over some of the entries in Justin Hall’s blog and was impressed with its simplicity. Justin is the first person acknowledged to have been a blogger way back when… back in the early days of the Internet when things were not so easy to do on the web as they are today.

I noticed that “Justin’s Links” was plain, simple, straightforward, and focused almost exclusively on his day-to-day life experiences.

So I re-arranged a few things on “Liming’s Lynkz” to approximate some of the appearance of Justin’s blog — I tried my best to simplify everything on my blog …simple, easy-to-read text (Arial), generous 16px text size, compact sentence structure, a colored entry header for each article …I am even tinkering with the idea of dispensing with the “Likes” feature on my blog because “Likes” is something that can become a bit addictive if you as insecure as I am.

At any rate, my blog has a new look this morning (For the Ten-Thousandth time since 2010) and I am hoping that you will approve.

On a lighter side, I am awaiting delivery, this morning, of my brand new WiFi extending antenna for my computer modem so that I can extend the range of my signals and get better service out of my computer’s Internet Service Provider. Right now I am getting 106 milibytes per second speeds on my data flow and I want to see if the new antenna will increase that any. Actually, all that is needed for an effective blog is an Internet speed of 25 Mbps per second or above but I always like a little overkill as a backup. That is also the reason that I have ongoing service agreements with multiple service providers … so that if one or more of them go down, I will always be up and running.

The weather is still cold here but it is about average for this time of year, Springtime is right around the corner now and it will not be long before we are all bitching about how damn hot it is. I am learning to find things about each of our seasons to like and less to bitch and moan about.

So I hope that everything is going well for you all too …see you in a little while just as soon as something else pops into what was once my brain.

Gourmet Delicacy Of The Day

How many of you dear readers have ever travelled to Alaska and eaten jellied moose nose? How about developing duck embryo boiled in the shell? That one is called “Balut.”

What is the recipe for Alaskan jellied moose? nose Ingredients:

1 moose nose
1 quart water
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
1 large onion, chopped
2 bay leaves
3 cloves
3 allspice berries

1. Place the moose nose in a large pot and cover with the water.
2. Add the salt, vinegar, sugar, onion, bay leaves, cloves, and allspice berries.
3. Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce the heat to low.
4. Simmer the mixture for 2 hours or until the nose is tender.
5. Strain the mixture and discard the solids.
6. Place the liquid in a shallow dish or container and place in the refrigerator overnight to cool.
7. Remove the cooled mixture from the refrigerator and scrape off the fat that has solidified on top.
8. Return the liquid to the pot and bring to a boil.
9. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
10. Pour the mixture into a mold or glass dish and chill for at least 4 hours.
11. When ready to serve, turn the jellied moose nose onto a plate and slice. Enjoy!


What is the recipe for balut?

1 Freshly Laid Balut Egg Salt, to taste Instructions:
1. Boil the balut egg for 15 minutes.
2. Carefully crack open the eggshell and remove the egg white and yolk.
3. Place the egg white and yolk in a bowl and sprinkle with salt, to taste.
4. Mix the egg white and yolk together until creamy.
5. Serve with hot sauce, if desired. Enjoy!

This is the best way I can imagine to enjoy a cooked, developed duck embryo in a hard-boiled egg. A delicacy in some island locations.

A Rational Approach To The War In Ukraine


So how would the Hitler thing have worked out in the l940s had various nations, including the United States, refused to enter the fray with all they had to offer?

I will tell you how it would have worked out … we would all be speaking German right now and goose-stepping all over the place … those of that would be left alive that is.

Do not think for a minute that if Ukraine fails and falls, the Baltic States and Europe will not be on the Putin agenda and since he is rebuilding the Soviet glory, let us not forget that Alaska was once part of that former Soviet glory that he wants so badly to rebuild.

He already has a strong presence in the Arctic and nobody with half a brain is going to be deceived into thinking that his presence there is for strictly scientific reasons. It is the same with that Russian spy trawler that is present in international waters off the coast of Hawaii. I believe they are there to observe our military forces at Pearl Harbor and to check out the undersea communications cables that we have installed there.

And I am certain that Russian interest in what is going on at our military installations is not just casual curiosity either.

Everybody is so concerned about how this war in Ukraine is going to end and about whether the U.S. should continue to support it when what we should really be focused on is the fact that all those nations now contributing to this war are, right now, at this very moment, engaged in that Third World War they all fear so much … and they do not even seem to know it!

That much-feared World War III is already happening and it is only going to get worse and people need to get their false hopes and their heads out of the sand and face the reality.

I say, “Knowing all this and knowing the history of authoritarian aggressors of History, we should muster a coalition of the willing and go in there with all that we have and get this damned thing over with one way or the other. It is going to happen eventually anyway so why not face reality and get the ball rolling while we still have the advantage?”

We are not going to Neville Chamberlain our way out of this one either, no matter what the peaceniks think.

Ending January 26, 2023

Have you ever noticed how fast time is flowing now? Seems like my days are flying by at an ever-increasing speed with each day that passes. This must mean that I am enjoying my life … too much, perhaps.

Today I purchased a high-gain antenna to attach to my wireless computer modem so that I can get higher loading speeds on my data plan.

Jim and I went out for that delicious Americanized bastardization of Chinese food that you get from a lot of “Chinese” restaurants that are actually owned and operated by Vietnamese People these days. It seems like in these days in which we are now living, most of the Asian-style restaurants that I have patronized lately load their woks with oil and sugar as the first ingredients to their menu items. Americans are chumps for grease and oil in their diet for some strange reason.

My dad, God rest his soul, loved to use a lot of grease or oil in his cooking. In fact, he cooked his fried eggs in so much grease that the eggs actually floated while cooking. My dad actually French-fried his eggs to the point that they became more like limp plastic than eggs. He did the same to almost everything that he ever cooked on a stovetop in a skillet. He also died when he was 56 years old.

That is about all that went on in my life today. My life is not all that exciting. But talking about stuff is an excuse to write a blog.

How To Avoid Plagiarism When Writing Blog Posts

Why should a blogger even worry about plagiarizing somebody else’s work? Oh, there are a couple of reasons that I can think of:

Bloggers should avoid plagiarism when writing blog posts because it is illegal and unethical.

Plagiarism is using someone else’s work without giving them credit. Not only is this unethical, but it is also a violation of copyright law, which can lead to serious legal consequences.

Furthermore, plagiarism can also hurt a blogger’s reputation and credibility as a reliable source of information. By avoiding plagiarism, bloggers can ensure that their content is original and of high quality, which is essential for building an audience and establishing trust with readers.

What can plagiarizing cost a person?

The cost of a plagiarism lawsuit can vary greatly depending on the situation. In some cases, the person being sued may be required to pay the plaintiff’s attorney’s fees and court costs, as well as any damages or fines that the court may impose. In other cases, the person being sued may be required to pay the plaintiff’s legal fees and court costs, as well as any lost wages and other compensation that the plaintiff may be due, such as punitive damages. If the person being sued is found to be guilty of plagiarism, they may also be required to pay a financial penalty and/or serve jail time.

How Can A Writer Avoiding Plagiarising Someone Else’s Work?

1. Make sure to cite any sources you use. Include the author’s name, the title of the work, and the publication date if applicable.

2. Use quotation marks around any sentence or phrases that are directly quoted from a source.

3. Paraphrase any information you use from a source, making sure not to copy the wording exactly.

4. Use your own ideas and words as much as possible and avoid relying on information from one single source.

5. Make sure to double-check your work for any accidental plagiarism.

6. Ask for help if you are unsure how to properly cite a source or use information from a source.

The reason that I have written this post today is because I have read several articles on several blogs where my plagiarism checker has indicated as much as 52% of plagiarized content and I want to try and be of some help to other writers who may not be aware of the problems that might be encountered even if the plagiarism was accidental or unintentional.

Having said all this, I want to emphasize that I am not a lawyer or a legal professional of any kind, and please do not rely on anything I have said here as fact. If you want the truth about anything that might have been said in this blog post you owe it to yourself to ignore me and to consult with an attorney to get the full story on the dangers and pitfalls of plagiarism.

    Earth’s Spinning Molten Core Is Slowing Its Rotation According To New Study

    Consequences Not Seen As Threat To Life

    A recent scientific study by two research scientists from Peking University in China has suggested that the molten inner core of planet earth may have stopped spinning and might be nearing the reversal stage where it would begin to spin backward according to reports.

    What is the core of the earth and what is its significance? The core of Earth is a large, dense, and very hot layer found at the center of our planet. It is made up of an inner core and an outer core and is located approximately 2,900 km (1,802 miles) beneath the Earth’s surface.

    The inner core is made of solid iron and nickel and has a radius of about 1,220 km (758 miles). The outer core is a liquid layer of iron and nickel and has a radius of roughly 2,300 km (1,429 miles).

    The core of Earth is extremely important, as it is responsible for generating the Earth’s magnetic field. This field protects the Earth from dangerous solar radiation and helps to sustain the atmosphere.

    The core is also responsible for the Earth’s internal heat, which is what drives the convection currents that cause plate tectonics and volcanism. Without it, the Earth would be a much colder and lifeless place.

    According to the scientists who made the referenced study, a change in the rotation of the core should pose no cataclysmic danger to life on the planet … which means, for all practical purposes, you and me.

    But then what do scientists know?

    So what is the worst that could happen if the earth core started a backward spin? Here is all the information about this question that I could find:

    If the Earth’s core suddenly started spinning backward, the effects would depend on how quickly this spin reversed. If the spin reversal was sudden and drastic, it could cause a massive seismic event, which could result in earthquakes, tsunamis, and other catastrophic events.

    We are already witnessing earthquakes, tsunamis and other catastrophic events so that doesn’t appear to be that much of a biggie to me. We have been experiencing these things on an ever-worsening schedule in the past few years and it has been blamed on global warming.

    If the reversal was more gradual, the effects would be less severe, but the spin reversal could still cause shifts in the Earth’s magnetic field, which could affect the global climate and ocean currents.

    We are already having global climate upheavals and changes in both the ocean currents and the air currents too … so I am at a loss to find anything more to worry about because of this referenced study.

    What else is new?

    When “I Love You” Can Be Totally Meaningless

    Opinion From The Magnificent Mind Of John

    When you hear someone say “I love you,” it can be a powerful moment or it can be a moment when you are tempted to say to yourself, “That is horse shit!”

    It can make you feel connected and understood, and it can make you feel valued and appreciated. It can also make you wonder to yourself, “I barely know this person so what is it that they want from me to make them say such shit?”

    I have discovered from hard experience that when someone tells you they love you, they are usually interested in one of two things …(1) Getting into your pants or (2) Getting into your wallet.

    I have counseled people to always be wary of anyone who approaches with a glaring brilliant but fake smile on their face and their hand stretched out toward you. This might be real affection (which is rare as hens’ teeth) or it might be the smiling spider intent on eating the trusting fly.

    For many people, those three little words can also be meaningless. Sure, they might be coming from a place of love, but they don’t always mean what they say. It’s easy to say “I love you” without really meaning it, and when this happens, it can make the phrase feel empty and hollow.

    It’s important to remember that saying “I love you” is only a small part of what it means to really love someone. It’s important to show your loved ones that you care in meaningful ways, such as through your actions, spending quality time with them, and showing that you understand and support them.

    These actions can speak louder than words and are more likely to convey the true depth of your feelings for someone. So, while “I love you” can be a beautiful expression of affection, it’s important to remember that it’s just a few meaningless words unless it’s backed up by genuine actions.

    Take, for example, the son or daughter who has moved into the world and started living lives of their own who never — or painfully rarely ever — call you, visit you, send you a card, invite you to visit …but who will invariable tell you that they love you.

    Yes, this miserable state of affairs does exist. This is when the expression of love means absolutely nothing.

    People I have known all my life suddenly appear out of nowhere after years of never communicating and then have the nerve to tell me that they are my friend. I am happy to inform those people that friends do not ignore each other for years at a time.

    “Lying George” Santos Reportedly Has Ties To Russian Oligarch

    Opinion Editorial

    George Santos who was recently elected to congress to represent the 3rd congressional district of New York and who is under investigation for padding his campaign resume with numerous falsehoods has now reportedly been found to have ties to a powerful and wealthy Russian Oligarch.

    Why am I not surprised to learn this? It would serve Russia well to have someone in congress sympathetic to their causes, don’t you think? I keep remembering that the Republican Party where Santos is now a member has a faction that some people have affectionately dubbed “The Putin Party” for their constant public support of Russian ideals and agenda. I am not going to claim that poor beleaguered Congressman Santos has any proclivities to support or favor the Russians because of his alleged ties to an Oligarch, but for some reason that might be strictly personal, the whole thing smells fishy to me.

    The whole “Ties to a Russian Oligarch” thing seems to swirl around some alleged contributions made to Santo’s campaign by a person reported to be a “Cousin” of an Oligarch and if you want a better picture of what I am talking about here you need to read the information contained under the following link:

    Poor George! He seems to have set off some kind of firestorm with some of the claims he made about himself. I wonder what kind of representative he will be with all the baggage that his detractors have been piling onto him lately.

    A Moment (Or More) Away

    I have had to do some things so I haven’t been blogging too much. My Internet provider informed me he was going to have to terminate my internet service through no fault of his own …which probably means that he has not paid his bill ….so I have had to find a new provider. I am pleased to announce that I have found a new provider and am on target to run for a while longer yet. This provider is located in Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA and has been in business for a long time and has nothing but rave reviews. I am a happy cat once again.

    Check it out:

    Aside from that, it has been snowing here again ..on and off and on and off again …a heavy wet snow .. a bitch to shovel ..but even thought we are 84 years old, we got ‘er done and are still alive as far as I can tell.

    I have recently gotten a little tired of bitching and moaning about Trump and Russia and Ukraine … I wish somebody would just call Putin’s nuclear bluff and go all in for pushing his ass out of Ukraine while it can still be done ….Both sides of this conflict are now getting assistance in the Ukraine battles from “Their allies” which means that there are now a bunch of nations involved and if people want to talk about a world war, then I believe that with all the allies involved, we are already there.