Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Golf



This Is Golfing Day 


6:30am - John and I are golfing this morning at Lomas Santa Fe Executive Golf Course [link].

Lomas Santa Fe is a lovely course. It's close to the Pacific Ocean. On very warm days, when other golf courses are sweltering, Lomas is usually perfect for golfing. 

What is an Executive Golf Course? Click [here] to find out!

Why the Scampy RV Team stealth camps?
My motivation to Stealth Camp originated from a need for free camping during the several years after I began to RV.

I do not need free camping now. I could afford to stay in an RV Park. But I prefer Stealth Street Camping. I enjoy it!

Is it against the law to camp on a public street?
In most areas of the United States, there are laws/regulations against sleeping in a vehicle. And most municipalities do NOT allow camping on the street.

This means that what I am doing when I camp on the street is against the law. And I do it anyway. I am a law breaker. I am a law breaker in this one area only. In nearly all other areas, I follow the law religiously.

 My Opinion about laws: All governmental entities pass laws and regulations. As time goes by, more and more laws and regulations are passed. In this regard, all governmental entities appear to have a need to govern everything that people do.

I am against such unlimited power. Luckily, in time, these laws and regulations become a huge governmental burdon. Citizens will eventually stop obeying many of them. And the shear weight of all of this has toppled governments the world over.

Here in the United States, I believe the same thing will happen here. Only time will tell!



2pm - Back from Golfing and Burgers
It is a tradition with John and myself, that after golf, we go to a burger joint for lunch. We used to always go to Five Guys Burgers. Several  months ago, we switched to The Habit, a burger joint that was founded in 1969. In my opinion, The Habit uses better quality meat in their burgers than most other burger joints.

John ordered a Double Cheese. I ordered a Single Cheese and Onion Rings. Very good!


3pm - Washing Scampy
On returning to John and Mimi's home, I washed Scampy. Wow! Scampy was really dirty. In the future, I'll have to wash Scampy more often.


4pm - Baby Boid loves music
This morning, before going off to play golf, I left Little iPhone playing music. Baby Boid loves music. And since I love Baby Boid, I cater to him a lot. Playing music, is one of the things that I enjoy doing for Boid.

Boid makes sounds that I am sure copies the music he hears. When music comes on that is what he really likes, he tweets up a storm! Boid being happy like that, attracts everybody who sees him. Boid is an extremely engaging guy!

Isn't Baby Boid good looking?




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14 comments:

  1. George
    I agree with you about being over-governed, but I think we have to place much of the blame on ourselves. When something goes wrong, or offends our sensitivities, we often turn to our government to make a law so it never happens again. This largely applies whether you're a 'small government' or a 'big government' person. It's human nature. Unfortunately, things eventually get to a point where the sheer number of laws and regulations is burdensome and unbearable. That's where we have arrived today. If we were to go through the list of annoying laws, we would probably be able to justify each one on its own merits yet, in their entirety, they're stifling. As the world gets more densely populated, needs will change and there will be more and more demand for socialistic government....it's unavoidable.

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    1. Hi W3,

      Thank you for sharing your thinking about my 6:30am Blog post.

      Actually, you commented on a whole lot more than what I wrote about.

      Tioga George

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  2. George, I think most would agree with you, especially since you (and many, many others) have paid their fair share of taxes to purchase and maintain the roads, right-of-ways, easements, and public property on which you park in a large number of neighborhoods. If a neighborhood doesn't want you there, they should privatize (purchase them from the government maintaining them) and pay for them through regime fees. Private property rights of neighborhoods should be protected and enforced by laws; if no laws, then the neighborhood, if needed, should do so by weaponry.

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    1. Hi Dee,

      Weaponry?

      Tioga George

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    2. George, note that I am differentiating between public property owners (which you and I and other taxpayers own and should have use of) and private property owners (which those owners have exclusive title to and exclusive use of). You are already RVing on your public lands for enjoyment and should not be restricted by laws in doing so because you paid your fair share of taxes for purchasing and maintaining that land. Conversely, however, if there were no laws protecting private owners' exclusive title and use of their land, such laws would have to be created and enforced by private owners. Just like in the old west years ago, there are today some very stubborn trespassers who need to be helped along their way with weaponry. When I have trespassers who are hunting and camping on my tree farm in Georgia without my permission, I depend on laws which are enforced by the sheriff at my request to protect my private property rights; otherwise (if no laws), I would have to oust the squatters my way.

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    3. Hi again Dee,

      Yes! I agree with what you wrote in your comment. However, "should be" and "actually is" are different things. And, in the course of history, "should be" does not happen all of the time.

      Our Federal, State and Local governments often pass laws/regulations that are downright wrong-headed.

      For example, Civil Asset Forfeiture. This is as wrong-headed as I could imagine wrong-headedness could possibly be!

      Yet, our government not only condones such forfeiture, but uses legal crappy concepts to prove that such a thing is LEGAL! When, as every thinking citizen knows full-well, such forfeiture is completely wrong!

      Tioga George


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    4. George, I agree with you on the "should be" issue. However, regarding Civil Asset Forfeiture, that concerns forfeiture of property involved in aiding and abetting in a criminal activity like involvement in the illegal drug trade.

      But, you are right regarding involuntary forfeiture when condemnation proceedings are instituted against a landowner (say, to put a road through the landowner'S property) who does not wish to forfeit the land. Even though a state government will pay you for the property, its appraisals for the worth of the land are outdated. So the landowner must spend money for new appraisals to show them, and the state doesn't want to pay for the standing timber on the land in question. I've been there, done that. Off to court we go, and I won that ball game including reimbursement of attorneys and court fees. However, it is a lot of time out of your life when we could have been traveling and camping.

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  3. It's probably a good thing we don't naturally live much longer than we actually do, else the fate of the world would be dominated by grumpy, complaining old men who can't stomach the evolving needs of a complex and changing society. But wait!....that's already happened! Witness the last election.
    As a 70 year-old myself, I feel qualified to blurt out things like this in public without compunction. Mea Culpa.

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    1. Hi W3,

      Your comment about "blurt out" is different than my experience. I find that as I get older, I'm much less inclined to reveal my political leanings.

      It's somewhat rare for me to be as overt as I've done in recent Blog posts.

      Tioga George

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  4. George, You are becoming a revolutionary. I am a very liberal person and yet we agree on much and I so love reading your views and having you enjoying yourself doing what you want. Tomorrow I leave the cold of the frozen tundra of WI and head for Florida. I have 39 foot motorhome and tow a Smart Car. I love being on the road even though I own two homes nearly have my year is the freedom of the RV. Keep up the fun posts.

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    1. Hi Bob,

      Some of my thoughts presented in recent Blog posts may be revolutionary. If you mean revolutionary as in toppling the present government.

      Thanks for your compliment about "fun posts."

      Tioga George

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  5. George have you ever been to a law library? If you have you'd know the full extent of regulations and laws are shelved in this library. For pete's sake we have to look up stuff to see there is a law about it! Some current laws are based on laws from ancient times...so it goes way back. Anyway, it is mind boggling to see that many laws and regulations. About boid - he certainly is a handsome boid but can we hear him tweeting just once?

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    1. Hi Rita,

      I have a video of Baby Boid #1 tweeting and talking.

      Click [HERE] to view that Blog page containing the Boid video.

      Tioga George

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  6. A gorgeous setup. I understand why you are so happy. What could be more efficient and still meet all your needs. We drove 450 miles today and are now glad to be off the road and ready for dinner.

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