Saturday, October 1st, 2016
Linear distance: 1,894 feet
Time: 12:43p to 3:07p
Who: Lane Ulrich
|Category||Weight (lbs)||Weight (kg)|
|Miscellaneous (broken skateboard)||5.47||2.49|
|Metal (2 strands of guy wire)||1.96||0.89|
|Glass-clear (only 1 bottle-Bud Light)||0.46||0.21|
What happened in the book:
Today’s reading focused very heavily on the Potsdam conference as well as Truman’s conclusion to use the atomic bomb. It seems there was great thoughtfulness. The intensity and “to the death” approach of the Japanese on the various islands made it seem highly unlikely any surrender would be forthcoming. The estimates to win the battle over the main Japanese island was 250,000 American soldiers. Today’s culture seems to decry the use of the atomic bomb. Its use was not lightly chosen. It would seem that those who call for reparations or consider the US as particularly cruel at having used such a bomb know or accept little of the world as was known in the mid-1940s.
Again no honking. I did not see really anybody as I picked up on this property largely inside the fences. The outside the fence work was done last week. There remains the other side of the school on the North-eastern side.
There was only a single Beer bottle on this pick up. There was little aluminum as well, but there were many candy wrappers and a Starbucks cup. There were potato chip bags and Styrofoam cups (intact and in fragments). I found 26 cents taking my grand find total to 27 cents since I found 1 penny last week. There was a Boston Red Sox cap. There were three baseballs (one destroyed by a lawnmower) as well as a golf ball, and a small red aluminum star.