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Started 8/23/15 by ModDee; 2159325 views.

From: Cocoa60


Good morning Susan, Paul, and all.  44 here, a little warmer than past.  Love the crisp weather but drove the SS

down to the farm yesterday instead of the bike.  Will make some bike trips before Fall is over.  Just got the bike

fixed and back together.  Was hardened Orings in the fuel transfer tube between the carburetors, this bike is a

4 cylinder with 4 carburetors.  Farm was ok except brother losing all his money to scammers.  A scammer that

is a girl or more likely pretending to be a girl, has him sending it money he needs to live on.  I'm certain they have

artificial intelligence by now so a program could run 20 or 40, or more scams at once.  Each victim that falls for it

causes the machine to look for more.  It can fake being a young girl, guy, or older same, whatever will get the scam


Saw pictures of your trip on facebook Susan.  Looked like pretty landscape.  I've only scraped through Colorado on

a bike.  Airline lost my luggage going out to California so I had to be in a hurry coming back east.  Glad you got to see

your cousin.  Haven't had a relationship with any cousins since we were little, many decades ago.  Some have died. 

Glad Finn has you back.  Our pups were all over me when I got back from the farm and I walked them the same day

before I left. 

We have today rain free, then many days with a chance of rain.  Happy I had rain free days to work on bike and car. 

Your cousin can see scenery for many miles from home.  Can't see only about a mile from our home but we don't

get the wind that usually comes with the view.  Paul would not be able to see very far.  Glad you made the trip safely.

Have a great day all.



From: Susan1206


Greetings from very overcast Avon Lake.  A big WIN for Ohio State over Notre Dame last evening. Everyone here is a little sleepy from watching the late game. Does anyone follow college football?  Today, Mass and a Cleveland Browns game.  

Carry On…. SMOKE FREE!  Susan


From: JavaNY


Hi Susan. I don't follow college. I'll watch it if it's on, but not very interested.

I did the Tunnel to Towers run this morning. The last two years it was perfect weather. Today I was soaked standing for an hour plus in the rain before the start. But for a good cause.  And the ribs, burgers, and dogs afterwards were good. And yes, I had each at 10:30AM. 

Be well everyone,



From: Susan1206


Hi Paul,

Good for you!  Running in the rain, eating food in the morning…. Being a worthy volunteer.  You are a good man, Charlie Brown!  I just admire that as a former smoker, you can be an active runner!  

Perhaps football, especially college, is a favorite Midwest past time.  My late husband attended OSU and I have always looked forward to Fall and their games!  

I guess a trip to Costco for scallops are in the plans.



From: Susan1206


Hi Ernie,

A gray overcast sky and cool temperature.  Hoped we may have done our once a year golf game, but it’s not a golf day!

Guess it’s a football kind of weekend. Ohio State and now the Cleveland Browns.  

Finn enjoying being home. He spends most of the day sleeping.  I take him for a walk three times a day!

So sad about scammers and people being preyed upon. 



From: Cocoa60


Good morning Susan, Paul, and all.  Raining here this morn, looks like we're washed out for our walk and I woke

early.  Only sports I ever watch are mainly auto racing, motorcycle racing, and maybe some horse racing.  I've played

miniature golf but never the long haul game.  I jogged for around 16 years after the turn of the century but not at any

speed since Army training, then we went out every other morning and ran in formation, and practiced drill and ceramony

every other morning.  Our first sergeant had a hugh family and had one of those VW vans of the 70s.  He's the one that

led the jogging and drill practice.  Great you do volunteer work Paul. 

Glad you are enjoying time with Finn Susan.  I enjoy the time with our Chloe and Belle.  I miss our pups from the past

terribly, especially Cocoa and Brandy.  We just had another raid here on a rescue shelter that was treating animals badly.

They had to wait a couple weeks for better proof to go in, so couldn't go in in early September after the original complaint.

Scammers were bad enough before they had artificial inelegance, now a machine can come up with the most profitable

response in milliseconds.  Machine would have to delay it's response time in order to be believable.  Would be able to pick

up the phone and place a voice call at any time and can learn with each voice or texting conversation what's best to say to

get the best response from the victim.  With each victim it keeps learning and doing it's task better and can juggle many victims

faster than a person could imagine.  My sister thinks the many pictures prove it's a real person but it doesn't.  They can get

hundreds of still pictures from a video or hack into someones storage in the cloud.  If they want they can use the same pictures

over and over for endless number of victims.  My brother said fake wedding vows with the fake girl, just a person or program

that knows this is the best way for a victim to give up everything it owns.  Some day society will have a solution to stop it.

Monte Carlo SS worked well on it's maiden trip down south to the farm.  Think the fins in the transmission cooler are much

hotter than the oil inside it.  I have the gauge sensor in the oil but the fan sensor is in the fins of the cooler coils.  When I have

the fan set to come on at 130 degrees, it comes on when the oil is in the 90 degree area.  Hard to put the fan sensor in the oil,

it would restrict the flow of oil unless I put another T in the line and routed oil out into a short piece of hose.  Lot of pressure in

these lines, every route is another potential leak.  200 to 300 PSI at maximum. ... Love having a good transmission and also the

stereo I installed before I lost the transmission.  Think I finished the stereo after the trans went out.  Fixed some other small

problems in the car also. 

I'm sure Finn loves these walks with you Susan, he would be very happy to have you back. 

Volunteer 5k's much easier with clear lungs.

Have a great day all.  Think after some scattered showers we have about 7 days rain free forecast.  Have had rain and clouds for

2 days.



From: JavaNY


Good morning, Susan, Ernie, and all.

A shame about your brother, Ernie. There is generally nothing law enforcement can do. The servers and scammers are overseas. Other than the FBI, no city has the resources to investigate. I guess you and your sister can go to court to declare him incompetent to manage his affairs, but I imagine that takes a while.  Or you could cut his internet cable. 

In the past, I would get many fake credit card applications made in my name. The banks were pretty good at detecting them, but it was still a pain. I put freezes on my account at the 3 credit agencies and that stopped. Nobody can apply for credit in my name unless I unfreeze it.   

I came down with a sore throat and cold. Maybe from standing in the rain. 

Enjoy the day,



From: Cocoa60


Good morning all.  Our rainy period supposed to come to an end this morning.  Doesn't look like our walk will be a wash out.

Yeah, I've seen the TV shows on scammers that got much more than they are from brother.  Seems like people can't save them.

The victim finds another way every time someone tries to help.  Neither my sister or me wants to give up our lives to stabilize

his life when he doesn't want it done.  Sister actually thinks there's something to it.  With the vows they took online and both

promising to be monogamous.  My other brother and I don't even think it's a girl.  These days it might be AI that handles many

of these scams at the same time.  He has dish now.  He would focus everything on getting it working and he mostly uses his

cell phone.  I would like to rebuild my parents farm house after he's done with it but seems unlikely now.  My daughter and I

wanted to make a small horse farm of it but only 12 acres left and that will most likely be gone. 

I only ever had someone charge some web page work to a credit card for $10, probably just a ping to get more soon after.  I

was lucky that I noticed it quickly and the card was cancelled right away, was a long time ago.  My sister lives around 50-60 miles

away and I live around 100 miles away.

Sorry you got sick and to do charity work.  I usually have on a rain coat in the rain, to work, but not jogging.  I used to get soaked

on my bike sometimes, no fun at all.  Even if I had rain gear, usually soaked before I would get it on.  Would hope it was a light

passing shower or ride out of it. 

Trying to figure out the cooler, cooling fan, and trans temp gauge in the SS.  With Celsius and Fahrenheit.  I only ever had to work

with Celsius on the temperature chambers for black box testing for the different military jets, B1B bomber, F15 Fighter, Black hawk,

and so on.  Never had to convert back and forth.  Glad to have the stereo I put in after so many years of no music.

Dug a ditch behind the pool fence to drain the area, with a shovel.  The backhoe would sink back there and little room between the

fence and bank.  Just in time for days of rain. 

Hope you get over the cold soon, supposed to get sunny again this afternoon and stay sunny for 7 days or so.  I started working on

closing the pool before pine needles fall and cause algae. 



From: Susan1206


Hi Paul,

Hope you are safe and out of harm’s way from the rains we saw on the Nightly News.  Susan