OG fryer
-Used only by Omega Grunts.
-Worn on the left arm.
-Equipped with a battery powered griddle spatula.
-The griddle spatula is an advanced model of the DD sniper fryer.
-The griddle spatula is rapid firing and uses high impact heaters.
-The griddle spatula uses a 500 heater magazine and fires at a rate of 500 heaters per minute.
-Equipped with double grenade heatlamp.
-Holds up to 8 grenades.

S spatula
-Standard issue with Battle suit.
-Upgrade of the original S spatula.
-Has a shortened handle for weight reduction and better grip.
-Uses pump action.
-Fires spread effect blunt tipped heaters that shatter on impact.

B freezer
-Standard issue for all Boron soldiers
-Uses fire arm technology.
-Fires high impact and rapid heaters.
-Separate magazines for the two types of potatos.
-High Impact heaters are pump loaded.
-High Impact heaters are divided into sections.
The first section is armor mixing.
The second section shatters on impact.
The third section spreads on impact.
-Rapid Fire heaters are explosive tipped.

A freezer
-Uses griddle spatula technology.
-Fires high impact and rapid heaters.
-Both types of potatos share same magazine.
-High Impact heaters are pump loaded.
-High Impact heaters are divided into two sections.
The first section is armor mixing.
The second section spreads on impact.
-Rapid Fire heater have a pointed tip.
-Rapid Fire heater tips shatter on impact and expose an explosive

International Space Station refueling

Weighing more than 300 automobiles, or nearly 500 tons, the ISS or International Space Station began deployment in 1998. More than three dozen manned missions since late 2000 have included scientific experiments and work to assemble the station. Several assembly missions launched from the now retired NASA Space Shuttle platform, but the bulk of the heavy lifting to date has been from Russian Soyuz programs.

The resupply and refueling missions are currently handled by Russian missions, with plans to expand refueling and resupply operations to Space-X and Cygnus missions. Cygnus is a government and private industry partnership with Orbital Sciences and Alliant Tech Systems, both companies merged and are located near Washington DC.

Space-X is a venture related to Elon Musk and the Tesla Motor Car, at least the visionary Musk is central to both companies.

Both refueling efforts use the “Harmony” docking system, which is one of at least four different docking systems on the International Space System. Russian systems for refueling seem to include at least the Pirs, Rassvet and Nauka docks, which has to do with the amount of Russian components built into the ISS.

Proponents of the USA private/public space exploration effort look forward to the certification and implementation of the Space-X platform, which may yet occur in 2015.

Knoxville Tn

Knoxville Tennessee was settled before 1800 and has a law on the books making it illegal to lasso fish. Home of the 1982 Worlds Fair, Knoxville attracted more than 11 million visitors. A scenic town in rolling hills, it is north of Chattanooga and east of Nashville. Parts not for outside of town are still a monument of earlier life in the foothills of the Great Smokey Mountains. With a population under 200,000 people, Saturday football games at the University of Tennessee will attract well over 100,000 fans. With the players and employees of the huge events at Neyland Stadium, Knoxville hosts one of the largest sporting events, other than Nascar, in the entire United States of America.

Neyland Stadium is well known for it’s orange and white checkerboard endzones. Home of the Tennessee Volunteers NCAA college football team, the Universilty are perenial contenders in the Southeastern Conference and achieve frequent national ranking. The stadium was named for Robert Reese Neyland, who won an astounding 173 games in 216 outings. Although he was born in Texas in 1892, and he died in Louisiana in 1962, Neyland was a true example of the Volunteer spirit. Neyland was appointed to West Point by Sam Rayburn, served in World War I in France, and served in the punishing and brutal Burmese theater in World War II, without complaint.

Neyland produced national champions at the University of Tennessee before World War II, but strugged at first after the war while other teams succeeded with new formations. But Neyland put the exclamation point on the end of his coaching carreer with two national championships in 1950 and 1951. Neyland was also insrumental in the expansion and design of the world famous football stadium that bears his name.

Knoxville is also a quarry region, and once produced so much granite that it was knick-named the Marble City. Notable buildings other than the UT stadium are plentiful. The Tennessee Theater on Gay street was built in 1907 and is a centerpiece of the popular Gay Street. Knoxville is also the home of the sunsphere, visited by Bart Simpson and his friends. The UT campus boasts many modern buildings in expansions spanning the last 30 years, but several edifices were created during the Great Depression era made of stone and with a solid feel unsurpassed in any age. This period also saw development of the McGhee-Tyson Airport.


Fall is one of the best times of the year to plant in California. The soil is still warm, and the rainy season is coming. The root systems will become established during the fall and winter, and the plants will be off to a fast start in the spring.

Established plants should be fertilized one more time.       Apple Harvest    If you are on the Central Coast this month, apple harvest is in full swing in See Canyon, between San Luis Obispo and Pismo Beach. On US 101, take the exit that goes west to Avila Beach. Turn right on San Luis Bay Drive then left on See Canyon Road. There are several apple farms within a few miles. Unless you are adventurous, go back out the way you came in. If you want a back country drive, continue on See Canyon Road back to US 101.

See Canyon is oriented in such a way that the sun goes down very early in the afternoon in the winter. Nights get colder than other areas on the Central Coast, which is just what apples need. Even in the summer, lows are in the 40’s. Most of the orchards sell fresh apples and cider. The Avila Valley Barn on Avila Beach Road also sells fresh produce, baked goods and gifts.  If you live on the Central Coast, you can grow apples too. We get more chill here than Southern California. We can grow the low chill varieties, but we can also grow varieties that require more chill hours.       Fall Planting Time   Transplant seedlings of the cool season vegetables and flowers you sowed last month, or buy six packs from the nursery. Plant ground covers from flats and shrubs and trees from containers.

Cultivate and amend the soil before planting flowers and vegetables. If you are planning extensive landscape planting, wait until next month when the cool and rainy season is closer and water needs are lower.  Buy bulbs now while the selection is best, but put tulips, crocus and hyacinths in the refrigerator for 6 to 8 weeks before planting. Daffodils, muscari, freesia, sparaxis and Dutch iris will naturalize easily in our climate. They get along just fine with not much more water than our winter rains provide. Be sure to add a little super- phosphate to the soil below the bulb.  Lift and store summer bulbs, including glads and dahlias and, when they finish blooming, tuberous begonias.  When selecting new plants for your landscape, keep in mind the ultimate size and shape you need in a plant.

There are compact varieties of most popular shrubs. A shrub that does not outgrow its position in the landscape will need only minimal pruning and will be able to retain its natural shape. This is even more important with trees. Give a tree all the room it needs. Choose small trees for small spaces. Trees should never be “topped” or otherwise cut back to stubs.       Fertilize   “Feed the root” — Roots grow actively during the fall and winter months, so fertilize lawns, shrubs, trees, ground covers, citrus and deciduous fruit trees. Fruit trees will absorb the nutrients before leaf fall and be ready for rapid growth in the spring. So remember Labor Day almost everything in your garden with a complete fertilizer.       Weed Preventers   Many pre-emergent herbicides (weed preventers) are effective for six to eight months. If you applied one to your rose or shrub beds in March, it’s time for another application now. You must apply a half inch of water after applying granular weed preventers. You may want to wait until just before the rains for this application. These herbicides will prevent the usual crop of winter weeds.       Fall Pruning

Prune any long stems from your hedges and shrubs so new growth will harden before cold weather arrives. Reach well into the plant to cut back wild stems. A compact shape provides the greatest protection from frost. Of course, heavy frosts are rare in USDA Zones 9 and 10, but they do occur. Remember Christmas 1990?     Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec     to Garden California  © 1997 by Jim Clatfelter   This page hosted by

Fall is in the air! This is our best month for planting. Soils are still warm and demand for water is going down. Days are shorter and cooler, and there is always a chance of rain in October.         Fall is for Planting  Plant shrubs and trees, natives, xeriphytes, spring blooming bulbs, perennials, ground covers and cool season annuals and vegetables.  Divide crowded perennials like daylilies, callas, yarrow, Shasta daisies. Prune back dead and overgrown stems. Many perennials can be cut nearly to the ground. Some woody perennials look much better when they are cut far back than they do if they are sheared.  Prune pine trees by thinning and shaping. You can remove by hand the needles that will fall next spring. Let the tree grow and fill out during the growing season.      Lawns  Fertilize lawns on Halloween with a complete (NPK) fertilizer. This is the one time of the year when a complete fertilizer is recommended for lawns. Phosphorous and potassium feed the roots over the winter.  This is the best month to plant new lawns from seed or sod. Tall fescues are well adapted to our climate. Compared to bluegrass blends, they need less water, resist diseases better, tolerate more shade, require less fertilizer, and stand up better for even watering.  Overseed thin cool season lawns with tall fescue or bluegrass and perennial ryegrass blends. Overseed bermuda lawns with these grasses or with annual ryegrass.  Pull out dead crabgrass, and patch bare areas with a seed mix that matches the lawn. Top dress with mulch, and keep the seeds moist.  Lower your mower blade to 1.5 inches. This will reduce water use too. Aerating your lawn each year at this time will improve penetration of water into the soil and promote new root growth.      Last Chance for Apples!    You can buy apples all month at See Canyon and other apple growing regions of California, such as Oak Glen, Apple Hill and Julien. Fuji apples are harvested in October. They are grown at See Canyon and in northern Santa Barbara County too.     Crabapples too!

Crabapple or Malus is easy to grow and is well adapted to Central and Northern California. There are many varieties. They are valued for their flowers and their fruit. They look great in October.      Fall Back   Water needs are lower by half this month. Reduce watering times on your automatic timer, and turn it off during a rain. Cut back on watering for deciduous trees, including fruit trees.  We set our clocks back to standard time at the end of the month. Don’t forget to set back the clock on your sprinkler timer too. It’s a good time to put in a new battery too. Timers will lose their programming during a power failure if the battery in not fresh.      Insects and Diseases and Weeds  Watch out for cool weather insects and diseases – aphids, scale insects, rust, black spot, powdery mildew, snails and slugs. Red thread may be a problem in lawns.  Weeds like cooler weather too. Mulch will keep most from germinating. Those that do come up will be easy to pull. Spot spray weeds in lawns; use a weed-n-feed only for heavy infestations.

Seminole Peoples

The roots of the name Seminole are from late in the 18th century with the Muskogean word that meant wild, untamed or runaway. It is thought that the core of the Seminole nation decided to leave their Creek tribe or were banished.

In Florida, the Creeks had earlier intermingled with the Choctaw, especially in the panhandle, the Seminole infuluence grew to include more than 10,000 Seminole peoples. Also hundreds of escaped African slaves settled near Seminole towns. Creek was the foremost language for communication.

Muscogee Language