Friday, 10 March 2017

08:43 – It was 43F (6C) when when I took Colin out around 0700 this morning, and that may be the high for the next several days. Starting tomorrow evening, forecasts call for cold weather and snow moving in. We’re expecting snow on and off through next Wednesday, with some significant accumulations. The forecast mentions “plowable accumulations”. I just checked and found the woodstove is still there, so we’ll be fine whatever happens.

Barbara is off to the gym and supermarket this morning. When she gets home we’ll work on more science kit stuff.

The more I read about the proposed ObamaCare 2.0, the worse it sounds. This is not what people elected Trump to do. The message we sent was, “we want ObamaCare killed dead and a stake driven through its heart.” The message they apparently heard was, “Yes, sir. May I have some more, sir?”

I’ve understood for fifty years that there’s no difference between the Democrats and Republicans. They’re two sides of the same coin, and as long as we continue to elect politicians from either of these parties, we’re just going to get more of the same. As far as I’m concerned, the Trump administration has already failed, and things are going to continue to get worse and worse. The only thing that will get politicians’ attention is the historical solution, hanging them from lampposts. Don’t expect voting to accomplish anything. It hasn’t for a very long time now, and it won’t in the future. Democratic politicians are essentially 100% progressives and Republicans 95% progressives. So no matter how you vote, you’re voting progressives. That’s the real goal of the progressives, to make sure you don’t have a choice. So let’s starting hanging them from lampposts. And then comes the deluge.

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09:13 – For those of you who want to buy serious antibiotics for your ornamental fish, I’ve been recommending David Folsom at aquabiotics.net. I got the following email from him this morning:

It is unlikely that there will again be a credit/debit card processor on the website, or a 3rd-party processor. After Wepay and Square Cash terminated service(prohibited products), I did contact multiple “high risk” merchant service providers, asked them to review the products on the website, and commit to continuous service. None were willing or able to commit. When they will handle transactions for ‘escort service’ and ‘male enhancement’ products but not our products, I assume that there is a “Do not service” list from operation Chokepoint or Pangea, and we have found our way onto that list. The speed with which Square Cash terminated service(4 days) fortifies my suspicion. One of my customers suspect legitscript is the culprit, and he is probably correct. Your tax dollars at work!

I will leave the website up until the contract expires(July 2017) as a point of contact for previous customers. Until then you can contact me through the website, or dcfolsom@aquabiotics.net, or through the other website(rescuehelp.net which DOES accept Paypal) or through dcfolsom@reagan.com. After July the aquabiotics website will probably be shut down, and email the only way to order. I will continue to take and ship email orders indefinitely.

As of now, and probably forever, the only payment methods will be checks and money orders. I will ship product as quickly as possible, but do understand that when the need is urgent, the extra time for USPS to deliver your check and then deliver the product might be excessive. If you need something immediately, let me know. We will find a way.

I thank you all for your trust, patience, and support. Following and attached is the list of current products. If you want to use the spreadsheet to order, change the file attribute from “read only,” enter the quantities wanted and the proper discount, rename the file with your last name and email it back to me. Otherwise, just email your shopping list and I will verify inventory and email back the total invoice amount.

Sincerely,

David Folsom

I’ve ordered from aquabiotics twice. The first time I used the very awkward payment processor David was using because PayPal had banned him. The second time, I sent him a check. In both instances, he shipped exactly what he said he was going to ship, and it arrived quickly via USPS Priority Mail. I wouldn’t hesitate to send him a check if I needed anything more.

Think of the fish!