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Missive #285

Alan, the beadle of the manor of Bampton, had gone out at dusk to seek those who might violate curfew. When, the following morning, he had still not returned home, his young wife Matilda sought out Master Hugh de Singleton, surgeon and bailiff of the manor.

This is another very good mystery novel. He has written a lot of them so I will have plenty of entertainment awaiting me.Two days later Alan’s corpse is discovered in the hedge, at the side of the track to St. Andrew’s Chapel. His throat has been torn out, his head half-severed from his body and his face, hands, and forearms lacerated with deep scratches.

Master Hugh, meeting Hubert the coroner at the scene, listens carefully to the coroner surmise that a wolf had caused the great wound. And yet … if so, why is there so little blood? — Book promo @ goodreads.com

[S]o began a journey in which I sought one thing and found another. Much of my life has been like that. I have seldom found what I most urgently sought, and only rarely sought what I found. Since much of what I enjoy is then the result of a good fortune which I knew not to seek, I attribute the laudable in my life to the will of God, who, it is written, knows what we need before we ask.

As white American citizens begin to comprehend that they are regarded as America’s enemy, US politicians are advocating signing up the immigrant-invaders who have violated our borders into the US military. In America as in Rome where Roman reliance on Germans as troops resulted in German rule, America will be ruled by immigrant-invaders. It is only a matter of time.

As an historical entity, the United States of America is far past her prime. With the Democrats’ open border policy and Democrat agitation for giving the vote to immigrant-invaders, it is difficult to say whether even the concept of the US as a nation any longer exists. How is a land without borders a country?

How is it that a country such as the USA whose President, legislature, and judiciary refuse to protect America’s borders has a government that lacks commitment to its own survival, but although totally uncommitted to the survival of its own country is committed to the survival of Ukraine and Israel?

Clearly, throughout the Western world democracy is a total failure. It is impossible for “representative government” to represent the ethnic citizens of the countries. In effect, the Western peoples are being erased, not only their voice, but their physical presence on earth. — the Murder Of A Civilization by Paul Craig Roberts

Huxley got is right when he said ‘next generation or so’; it has taken about three generations but I think we have now arrived or at least a large part of the population in the United States have.

There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution. — Aldous Huxley

This last Friday I received my Boox Page and spent a couple hours getting it set up. So far that has not been as big a pain as I was expecting.

I got Brave installed and synced all the Bookmarks from my Brave on the System 76. I was able to do that using the preinstalled browser to bring up Google Play and install Brave. Boox has some way of bringing up Google Play but I didn’t try to find it or try to make it work. On Saturday I found where Google Play was one of many apps that have been preinstalled. Did a few other Settings and clicked a lot of things to see what they did. HA

Last thing I did before plugging it in to get a full charge was to trying to download a book from Google Drive. That worked great. Again Boox has something built in to do that but I just used my browser Drive Bookmark. Did a little button pushing with the book loaded and found out how to flip pages.

Then on Saturday I spent about half my time getting an email client installed and working. My first attempt was a failure but Blue Mail installed VERY easy with only minor set up involved. I’ll probably do some tinkering with it as time goes by but it is working and I have all the messages from the webmail server. I then also got Polar Flow and Strava apps from Google Play which I think are working but the Polar Flow is very dark and hard too read (it needs more work). Therefore, I think I now have a working ink reader and somewhat a tablet. The WIFI is working although Verizon is not; I have had no service from them for two days and have been using the Park’s WIFI. It is not very good which is what you can say about almost every RV Park WIFI.

I had been without Verizon MIFI service for about 48 hours until yesterday morning I was finally able to reset the Orbic Speed MIFI that I have been using for some years. I tried to reset it 3-4 times on Friday and Saturday and failed but now have it back working. When I get to my next camp I think I will order an Inseego 8800L MIFI that I have used in the past. Verizon no longer sell it and I don’t think they support it any longer but their ‘Support’ is virtually meaningless so it won’t matter.

On Monday I was also able to get Polar Flow to be readable. All of the pages in Flow have a lot a color and the Boox Page does not do colors so you need to do some ‘adjusting’ to get something that is readable. I also read a few chapters of the book that I had downloaded which included learning how to use the page turning buttons and bookmarks. It is all different from what I have been using but I change eReaders often enough that it has not been much of a learning curve. I do like it!

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