Thur. Sept. 9, 2021 – cha cha changes

Slightly less hot, followed by hot, and accompanied by really freaking moist. I was really encouraged when I got up yesterday and it was 68F. First under 70F morning all summer. Then it still managed to get to over 100F in the sun here at Casa De Nick… so I’m thinking today will be a lot like yesterday. And hopefully we get a couple more days without rain so things can dry out a bit.

I did my errands yesterday, including stopping by my secondary location and putting away some of the stuff I pulled for my swapmeet. I need to take a couple more bins to my auctioneer, and move some stuff to storage today. I’ve got a pickup too, including a Creality 3d printer. It’s a filament style, open framework, and I’m hoping it both works, and is simple enough for the kids to run. My big uPrint is too complicated, large, and uses a proprietary CAD/CAM package. I wanted something a bit more approachable, and if I end up doing a ‘maker’ class at D1’s school, I could conceivably take the Creality in for class. I guess we’ll see. (been a while since I said that)

It’s interesting watching some other bloggers I read for different reasons become very interested in food storage, or some other aspect of prepping. When you look at empty shelves, and you think “Ya know, we ARE in the middle of a global pandemic, there have been a lot of riots, crime seems to be going up, and a crazy man is in the Oval Office, maybe putting some food up is a good idea, there might really be hyperinflation, or a civil war…”

Change is in the air, and not in a good way. People are starting to smell smoke and are realizing they are standing in an inch of gasoline. There are so many places the spark could come from, it seems almost inevitable that it WILL come.

I know there were some regular readers here who were caught a bit short way back in March and April of 2020. Please don’t let that happen again. Take the time and do some of the things you’ve been putting off. What can it hurt? 4 buckets of rice, <$200 worth, could help you stretch whatever you can get. In a year, or less, those buckets could save your life. What else could you get for $200 that you could say the same, that is so easy, and that will still have value, even if nothing bad happens? I think if I was starting from scratch on food, and was looking at what I could do that wasn't "crazy", didn't cost too much, would last, and was easy to store, I'd buy as much rice as I could. I'd get a pound or two of salt, a gallon of soy sauce, and a shoebox full of gravy mixes. You could get all that, 100-150 pounds of rice and the rest in a single black bin with the yellow top... or several buckets. I'd go with the buckets, but I've got bins with bags of rice in them and it stored fine for years. Add canned veg to mix into the rice, some canned meat, and canned beans as you can. There are a lot of strategies, and you can combine them, just DO IT. Get some food put away for a rainy day. Because when Claire Wolfe starts saying things I was saying a couple of months ago, I'm starting to get a bit freaked out. It means that a certain amount of the zeitgeist is changing to 'getting through this' and 'coming out the other side'. People are starting to see an event, a period, an era, what have you, and they are shifting from surviving the moment to planning for the long term. This is very different from 6 months ago. People are making plans to pull back, go underground, hide, (take active measures), etc. and survival has become the goal. NOT 'get back to the way things were', but survive until they can start again. That's a change in mindset. No more 'try to keep some bad thing from happening.' Now it's 'try to survive the bad thing. Later you can do something else, if/when you make it through.' Eventually it will be about 'what comes next' but we have to get through some stuff before it even makes sense to think much about that. Changes. Big changes. Little changes. 1939-1945. Six years but what a difference in the world. On the bright side, change brings opportunity for some. It opens doors that were firmly shut, shuts some that were long overdue for shuttering, and generally stirs the pot. Stay flexible. Keep your eyes and ears open. Act if it makes sense. And stack all the things. nick

Author: Nick Flandrey

Mid 50s, stay at home dad, with two elementary school age girls. Love my family and my life.

103 thoughts on “Thur. Sept. 9, 2021 – cha cha changes”

  1. @Lynn

    “My house natural gas meter was upgraded from six ounces gauge to two psig today to support the new generator. The old meter was capable of 400 ft3/hour (400,000 btu/hr). The new meter is capable of of 1,000 ft3/hr (1,000,000 btu/hr). I also found out that our subdivision uses the highest legal limit of supply pressure, 50 psig, since we have so many swimming pool heaters and generators. Interesting.

    The meter upgrade cost was reputedly $400. The cost was included as a part of the installation of my generator, I did not pay it directly.

    The generator runs very well with the new supply pressure and does not show the low supply pressure warning anymore. So, the generator installation is now complete. BTW, the generator uses 408 ft3/hr of natural gas at full load.”

    Pressure rating increased 533% but volume increased 250%?

  2. “There was no need for a rape exception in the new Texas abortion law according to Gov. Abbott as the Governor plans to eliminate all rapists from the state. Abbott did not say how long the total elimination would take to complete.”

    Is he going to create an Office of Precognitive Crime ?

    If the state is going to call on fictional movie services, how about bringing in the kids from the new “Ghostbusters” movie to flush Ann Richards’ spirit out of the Governors’ Mansion once and for all.

     

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  3. My house natural gas meter was upgraded from six ounces gauge to two psig today to support the new generator. The old meter was capable of 400 ft3/hour (400,000 btu/hr). The new meter is capable of of 1,000 ft3/hr (1,000,000 btu/hr). I also found out that our subdivision uses the highest legal limit of supply pressure, 50 psig, since we have so many swimming pool heaters and generators. Interesting.

    What happens when all of the generators activate at the same time? Are the people with just pool heater capacity meters out of luck if their pumps lose power?

    All right, all right, all right!

    Driving to the beach last weekend, we saw the staging area where Siemens brings in the windmill components by barge. Lots more green energy is on the way to Texas.

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  4. The only racists here are Google and Prof. Doofus.

    Inherent racism, critical race theory, and other BS. Having been in Europe for a long time now, it’s really kind of shocking to see the American black community from afar.

    I was just reading an article about the Texas abortion restrictions. Whatever you think of them – not relevant for this point – what struck me were the comments of the black woman interviewed. She said that the whole debate is “too white”, and “people of color are being ignored”. Um…where in the discussion – on either side – is race even remotely relevant? The restrictions apply to everyone. The tattle-legislation applies to everyone.

    What a bunch of self-absorbed twits: American blacks think *everything* is about them.

    Gov. Abbott: “Rape is a crime and Texas will work tirelessly to make sure that we eliminate all rapists from the streets of Texas by aggressively going after, arresting them and prosecuting and getting them off the streets,”

    He’s on drugs, right? Seriously?

    Texas has dug itself a huge hole, with the 6-week rule, and then with the tattletale legislation. You know what you do, when you find yourself in a hole? You stop digging. Apparently Abbott doesn’t understand that.

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  5. So it occurred to me, if these pilots really did quit, where might they look for work? Maybe for one of the US commercial airlines? Most of which probably have, or are considering, (wait for it,) vaccine mandates.

    Fedex. UPS. IIRC, the pilots’ union at those places hasn’t signed off on mandates.

    UPS talked about a mandate for their salaried employees, but anyone under a collective bargaining agreement will be protected by the unions. Of course, it all depends on how much payola the company is willing to spray around.


  6. What a bunch of self-absorbed twits: American blacks think *everything* is about them.

    Look at how to raise a child to be a narcissist.

  7. He’s on drugs, right? Seriously?

    Texas has dug itself a huge hole, with the 6-week rule, and then with the tattletale legislation. You know what you do, when you find yourself in a hole? You stop digging. Apparently Abbott doesn’t understand that.

    He ain’t afraid of no ghost.

    I’m not kidding when I state my belief that Texas is one major power outage from “All right, all right, all right” being a factor in the election next year. There are enough stealth weed head Republicans and Libertarians around who would vote for Matthew McConaughey or a like-minded candidate in a primary challenge to the Governor out of the mistaken belief that legalization would follow, and that demographic combined with anger-driven crossover voting from Dems in the primary would probably mean the end of Abbott’s political career.

    McConaughey has a green suit he wears to the soccer games in town. And we all know what is green … just like his suit …

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  8. The US Mint announced the release of uncirculated one ounce gold Eagles. One coin per household, 9100 to be available at noon ET on 10/7. Price TBD.

    No word on special arrangements for dealers, but the numbers were similar last year.

    While 22 kt Eagles aren’t cross-border portable wealth like Krugerands or Maple Leafs, the delivery price is a much more accurate indicator about the true value of an ounce of gold in USD than the ticker quotes for GLD.


  9. would probably mean the end of Governor Abbott’s political career.

    I don’t know anything about him other that the current kerfuffle. Would the end of his career be a bad thing? From his current comments about magically eliminating rape, I wouldn’t think so…


  10. American blacks think *everything* is about them.

    The goal is to keep racism alive. For many it is a career. Think Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Ben Crump. For others claiming racism gets them an advantage in hiring (for those that want to work). Black man jumps a line at an amusement park. Confronted by ride operators. Man screams racism. Easier to just let it go rather than the legal hassle.

    There are black colleges, black music awards, black pageants, black congressional caucus, black engineering society, black TV channels, the list is long. Never has there been more venues and opportunities for black people. Yet they still scream oppression. If someone were to create any of the above named entities but change the name to “white” the racist flags would fly.

    Skin color needs to be ignored. People recognized for their own merits, or lack thereof. Being oppressed is not racist, it is a personal choice.

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  11. UPS talked about a mandate for their salaried employees, but anyone under a collective bargaining agreement will be protected by the unions. Of course, it all depends on how much payola the company is willing to spray around. 

    This example snuck in under the radar in the last few weeks. If the airlines and cargo companies get vaccine mandates for the pilots, assume similar payola was involved. Of course, Fedex and UPS are far more important to the day to day lives of a lot of people right now so expect the Government to look the other way.

    https://www.americanmachinist.com/news/article/21172600/feds-fine-automaker-30m-in-usw-bribery-case-stellantis

  12. It was and still is 71F when I got up this morning. Humidity is still high at 90% with very little breeze.

    D1 was a lot less surly this morning. She went to bed early, ate dinner late, and had breakfast. As much as I dislike neologisms like “hangry” it describes her behaviour yesterday. And as my dad and I both have the same reaction to a lack of food, I think she’s got it too. I need a snack late before bed, or morning is too far from dinner and I don’t have the energy to get up without a fight.

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  13. So it occurred to me, if these pilots really did quit, where might they look for work? Maybe for one of the US commercial airlines? Most of which probably have, or are considering, (wait for it,) vaccine mandates.

    Fedex. UPS. IIRC, the pilots’ union at those places hasn’t signed off on mandates.

    I didn’t dig too deep into these pilots careers. If they are fighter jocks, you don’t just walk out and fly airliners. There is going to be a lot of training. Cargo and tanker pilots have a lot less.

    Also, military jet pilots can get a large, up front, flight pay bonus, depending on aircraft. That has to be paid back, and, like most youngsters, they probably already spent it on a Corvette.

    Also, there are commitments to fly jets. If you haven’t meet your years, they could put you in charge of a warehouse, strip your flight pay, and garnish your wages until your pay back what you owe. They are going to pay one way or the other.

  14. There are black colleges, black music awards, black pageants, black congressional caucus, black engineering society, black TV channels, the list is long. Never has there been more venues and opportunities for black people. Yet they still scream oppression. If someone were to create any of the above named entities but change the name to “white” the racist flags would fly.

    You forgot the black national anthem played at the football games and new Juneteenth Independence Day weekend two weeks before the 4th.

    I didn’t see a change in opening dates on the signs of the fireworks stores near the coast this weekend. Either the state law hasn’t caught up or the stores are racist.

  15. https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/covid-zero-new-zealand-has-completed-its-transformation-full-blown-police-state

    –well they’re running the experiment of trying to actually quarantine and lockdown. They’ve had some success, but at tremendous cost, and without any apparent end state. As long as people are allowed to enter the prison state, the risk of them bringing in wuflu exists. Barring a universally applied and EFFECTIVE vax, or acquired immunity, the risk of getting kungflu will continue to exist. If the state response to any infection is hard lockdown, that will continue indefinitely, and NZ has truly become a police state.

    –movement restrictions
    –house arrest
    –quarantine “hotels” which are really just low security prisons
    –internal checkpoints

    all they lack is a STASI and an enforcement arm.

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  16. I don’t know anything about him other that the current kerfuffle. Would the end of his career be a bad thing? From his current comments about magically eliminating rape, I wouldn’t think so…

    Gov. “Ironside” is showing his true colors as a politi-turd. Spouting off nonsense like this is for the base. Dumbass stuff like this isn’t going to get my vote. He’d get more votes by pushing legalized weed. Get ‘er done, Wheels!

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  17. all they lack is a STASI and an enforcement arm.

    I wonder what those billionaires that bought dual citizenship thing about this. Is Matt Lauer whining?


  18. This example snuck in under the radar in the last few weeks.

    What were the consequences to the union that accepted, and presumable acted on, the bribery?


  19. The CDC Just Made an Orwellian Change to the Definition of ‘Vaccine’ and ‘Vaccination’

    By their own definition, the mechando-gene splicing pseudo vaccine is not a vaccine. It doesn’t make you immune. plugsy McSpongeBrain went on an on how it would prevent you from getting COVID. Now it’s just you won’t get as sick. If you can get COVID after the double-jab you aren’t immune and therefore the jab isn’t a vaccine.

    AND GLOBAL WAMING IS REAL!

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  20. You forgot the black national anthem played at the football games and new Juneteenth Independence Day weekend two weeks before the 4th.

    I did not forget, the list is just too long to recite. The multitudes of special events, programs, offerings, etc. for black people is simply amazing. While I can understand some need to advance a race that was “held back” (questionable), the pendulum has gone way to far in the wrong direction.

    I knew several black engineers in my last job. All brilliant individuals, male and female. These people earned their position and careers, it was not given to them. To give the same results to people who don’t try by lowering the standards is a slap in the face to those that earned their position.

    In other venues I have met many outstanding black individuals who can stand proud on their own merits, accomplishments, and qualities. So it is not a race issue.

    Any person of color who says they cannot get ahead because of being oppressed by “whitey” is just lazy and looking for a free handout. But screaming racism is easier than facing the real truth, the person is trash, will always be trash. Nothing to do with skin color but the mindset.

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  21. The new job is a Federal contractor so it looks like I was right about what today’s “all hands” meeting will cover if Biden goes through with the EO. The problem with the order for contractors is that a lot of unions are getting their members exempted so it will probably just apply to salaried employees not covered by bargaining agreements, and that won’t sit well.

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/09/politics/joe-biden-covid-speech/index.html?utm_content=2021-09-09T13%3A00%3A07&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twCNN&utm_term=link


  22. I don’t know anything about him other that the current kerfuffle. Would the end of his career be a bad thing? From his current comments about magically eliminating rape, I wouldn’t think so…

    When is the end of any politician’s career a bad thing?

  23. No mention made about religious exemptions…okay folks, let’s practice again, after me, “I found Jesus!” 

    “Federal contractor” can cover a large number of businesses IIRC, including any entity accepting payment from the government’s Visa/Mastercard numbers.

    They’re opening a can of worms with that EO. Maybe the CNN story was a trial balloon.

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  24. I wonder if any Federal Judge will invalidate plugs’ EO just like ProgLibTurd judges did with tRump’s EO on immigration. There’s gotta be one, or least a bunch of lawsuits to put the EO on hold for awhile. How long before Fed employees have to get a *booster* every quarter to keep their jobs? plugs can’t be gone fast enough.

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  25. I am subbing again today, in fact about 15 days this month. A couple of teachers out with Covid.

    I fail to understand some of these teachers. They give the students assignments on their Chromebooks, usually something on a website. But some of these sites require payment to use the functions. Did the teacher even check on the requirements?

    Teachers that are remote also give assignments to which the students have no clue and give them very little instruction on how to accomplish the task. Then expect the sub to explain it to them when we don’t have access to any of the material. There is also the issue of how are the subs to know how the teacher is teaching a subject?

    The teacher will also put something on Google classroom and ask the sub to check their work. Hello! Subs don’t have access to Google classroom. There is nothing we can do. Teacher says use their desktop. Subs don’t have the passwords nor have subs been shown how to navigate the teacher’s Google classroom.

    Subs are not allowed to access the school network. There is a guest network but it does not work and the county school IT department does not consider it a priority. It has been broken for five years. The county IT staff are basically clueless dolts.

    So I babysit the best I can.

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  26. Why do I have to wear a mask on a plane, again? Oh, yeah, because plugs says so:

    Data, and facts, and stats … oh my! COVID fact-thread super INCONVENIENT as Biden prepares to ‘prong’ America with his COVID plan

    I wonder where we would be if we just let COVID run its course. The dead last year would still be dead, wouldn’t they? Would there be more? Would the economy be crashed? Please, Texas, put the pressure on to eliminate mask mandates everywhere.

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  27. I wonder where we would be if we just let COVID run its course.

    No worse than we are now, perhaps even better.

    When my MIL died we were asked if we wanted Covid listed on the death certificate as one of the causes of death. No testing, no checks, just asked if wanted it listed. Apparently there are additional monies to be gain if Covid is listed. We declined with the comment “that is fraud”.

    My unscientific and largely uneducated opinion is that those who are going to get Covid, are going to get Covid. Unless they live as a hermit in the bushes of Alaska. The “vaccine” only helps the immune system, it does not prevent Covid. Covid is here for some time and it was caused by the Chinese either by accident or intentional.

    A lot, as in billions, was given to the drug companies to develop a “vaccine”. Billions spent on syringes, billions given to companies to administer the “vaccine”. When there is a lot of money involved I am suspicious. The timing to coincide with an election makes me even more suspicious.

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  28. “I wonder where we would be if we just let COVID run its course.”

    No worse than we are now, perhaps even better.

    Only if we had applied knowledge of centuries of public health practice instead of ignoring history.

     

  29. What Ray said, but moreso.

    Without the lockdowns and business shutdowns, there’d have been a lot fewer suicides. If TPTB care about them, which evidence suggests is not the case.

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  30. I disagree.  We came very close to losing the health care system in several places.   We are still at risk of losing it or seriously degrading it as burnout and mandates take their toll on frontline workers.

    Yes, it could have been built back, but that wouldn’t help right now.

    There ARE places still rationing health care, and there were during the initial surge.

     

    Gotta remember, the only achievable goal from the very beginning was to try to control the number of simultaneous critically ill patients so as not to wipe out and overwhelm the system.   We were close in TX – they were transporting patients 2-3 HOURS away to find beds.

     

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  31. First, demonize the group (meat producers).

    Then use the process to punish them.

    Then price controls.

    Then scarcity and starvation.

     

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9974141/America-doesnt-run-Tofu-runs-real-food-GOP-tears-Biden-plan-crack-meat.html

     

     

    About half of the overall increase in grocery prices are coming from significant hikes in the cost of beef, pork and poultry, Deese said
    Four companies control much of the U.S. meat processing market, and White House officials blamed those companies for rising food prices
    He and Vilsack outlined some of the steps the administration is taking to mitigate what Deese called ‘pandemic profiteering’ from the top companies

    –‘pandemic profiteering’ — nice turn of phrase. Someone in the chain is competent. Insane, but competent.

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    –I’ve been saying, fill your freezer, have you done it?

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  32. Only if we had applied knowledge of centuries of public health practice instead of ignoring history.

    Let’s hear your plan for eliminating the Chinese Crud, using centuries of public health practice. Are you planning on completely isolating every human on the planet until there’s not a single sick person? Are you planning on killing every domestic animal which is a possible reservoir for the virus?

    Back in the real world, absent a vaccine — a real vaccine, which provides near-perfect, long-lasting protection, including from mutations — this virus is going to be with us. Just like colds and influenza. And I have my doubts about a vaccine, considering that the number of effective vaccines against any coronavirus is currently right about zero.

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  33. There ARE places still rationing health care

    Some of these places are rationing because of staffing shortages.

    Some of the places with staffing shortages, including Methodist Healthcare System, are having shortages because they fired people for not getting the clot shot.

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  34. Taliban fighters opened fire to disperse female protesters in Kabul today hours after the Islamists banned rallies. The militants announced a moratorium on demonstrations ‘for the time being’ last night after the group was humiliated by viral images of women standing up to them. Footage posted online purported to show Taliban fighters beating women in the streets – with one militant seen striking a woman with a crutch, hitting her on the arm before chasing her away. Video also shows armed Islamists brandishing guns chasing women away from a busy road. It comes amid reports women defied the Taliban ban on protests today, gathering outside the Pakistan Embassy in Kabul until the militants opened fire to disperse the crowd. Footage showed Taliban in military fatigues preventing demonstrators from gathering and shouting at them to disperse. Gunshots and screams are then heard in the shaky footage, which MailOnline was unable to independently verify, before it hastily ends.

    –yeah.  headed back to the 12th century on an express train.

     

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  35. Let’s hear your plan for eliminating the Chinese Crud, using centuries of public health practice. Are you planning on completely isolating every human on the planet until there’s not a single sick person? Are you planning on killing every domestic animal which is a possible reservoir for the virus?

    Same policy for Covid as we have for TB. No one complains about that approach being a violation of anyone’s rights.

    Politics last year prevented the application of sensible solutions. Getting rid of Trump was Job One.

    And Trump lost his nerve.

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  36. The Chinese Crud is not TB. We don’t even have a quick, cheap, reliable test for whether someone has the coof.

    Absent that, “handle it just like tuberculosis” is equivalent to saying “because groups of five people can work cooperatively without a leader, communism will work on a national scale”.

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  37. No one complains about that approach being a violation of anyone’s rights.

     

    –maybe because almost no one outside of the illegal immigrant community is affected by the orders.    When was the last time 100K people presented at the ER with TB?

    I think it’s a poor analog for kungflu.*

     

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    *a term I’ve never used in speech or writing that I can recall,  and yet that’s what my 10yo slyly called it last night.

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  38. @Lynn

    “My house natural gas meter was upgraded from six ounces gauge to two psig today to support the new generator. The old meter was capable of 400 ft3/hour (400,000 btu/hr). The new meter is capable of of 1,000 ft3/hr (1,000,000 btu/hr). I also found out that our subdivision uses the highest legal limit of supply pressure, 50 psig, since we have so many swimming pool heaters and generators. Interesting.

    The meter upgrade cost was reputedly $400. The cost was included as a part of the installation of my generator, I did not pay it directly.

    The generator runs very well with the new supply pressure and does not show the low supply pressure warning anymore. So, the generator installation is now complete. BTW, the generator uses 408 ft3/hr of natural gas at full load.”

    Pressure rating increased 533% but volume increased 250%?

    Actually, the new generator runs at the same natural gas pressure as the house, six ounces gauge. The two psig pressure is for the new 190 foot pipe from the meter to the generator. There is another regulator at the generator from 2 psig to 6 ounce gauge (0.4 psig).
    https://www.winsim.com/generator_gas_meter_takeoff.jpg (old meter)
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    https://www.winsim.com/generator_corner_finish.jpg
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    https://www.winsim.com/generator_side_finish.jpg (see the regulator on the gas line between the generator and garage)

  39. My house natural gas meter was upgraded from six ounces gauge to two psig today to support the new generator. The old meter was capable of 400 ft3/hour (400,000 btu/hr). The new meter is capable of of 1,000 ft3/hr (1,000,000 btu/hr). I also found out that our subdivision uses the highest legal limit of supply pressure, 50 psig, since we have so many swimming pool heaters and generators. Interesting.

    What happens when all of the generators activate at the same time? Are the people with just pool heater capacity meters out of luck if their pumps lose power?

    Depends on the flow rate capacity of their meter. I told him that I am thinking about building a 1,300 ft2 mother-in-law house behind the garage with gas heat, gas water heater, and gas stove so he upped the size of the meter. He was going to replace the 400 ft3/hour meter with a 750 ft3/hour meter but he put in a 1,000 ft3/hr meter instead. I also have two gas furnaces (110 ft3/hr and 66 ft3/hr), a gas five burner cooktop, two gas water heaters, and a gas / wood fireplace in my house already.

    During the Texas freeze last February, he and the other gas men were going around increasing the supply pressure of all the neighborhoods in Sugar Land, Richmond, and Rosenberg. They cranked everything to 50 psig as they were getting low pressure alarms all over the place. He had to babysit one neighborhood in Sugar Land where the demand was so much that he had to crank the pressure way above 50 psig. State law requires that a gas man sit there the entire time and watch it so he was sleeping in his company truck for four days.

    BTW, normal neighborhood gas supply pressure is 20 psig. Like everything else in life, that tends to increase over time as more and more stuff is added to people’s properties.

  40. @Lynn

    “My house natural gas meter was upgraded from six ounces gauge to two psig today to support the new generator. The old meter was capable of 400 ft3/hour (400,000 btu/hr). The new meter is capable of of 1,000 ft3/hr (1,000,000 btu/hr). I also found out that our subdivision uses the highest legal limit of supply pressure, 50 psig, since we have so many swimming pool heaters and generators. Interesting.

    The meter upgrade cost was reputedly $400. The cost was included as a part of the installation of my generator, I did not pay it directly.

    The generator runs very well with the new supply pressure and does not show the low supply pressure warning anymore. So, the generator installation is now complete. BTW, the generator uses 408 ft3/hr of natural gas at full load.”

    Pressure rating increased 533% but volume increased 250%?

    BTW, the absolute pressure of six ounces gauge) (0.4 psig) is 15.1 psia. You need to add 14.7 psia to gauge pressure to get the absolute pressure. And the absolute pressure of 2 psig is 16.7 psia.

    The 14.7 psia is the absolute pressure of air at sea level. That absolute pressure drops about 0.5 psia for each 1,000 feet in elevation above sea level.

  41. Driving to the beach last weekend, we saw the staging area where Siemens brings in the windmill components by barge. Lots more green energy is on the way to Texas.

    They are now putting the newest wind turbines in central and coastal Texas. The transmission lines to west Texas are now saturated in the middle of the night when those stupid wind turbines produce power.

    The newest wind turbines are 750 feet tall with 250 foot long blades for 12 MW to 18 MW. You can’t miss them. I just hope all of the small planes miss them.
    https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2018/3/8/17084158/wind-turbine-power-energy-blades


  42. yep. banana. Full banana.

    This shows how petty the plugs administration is. It is also why tRump got hosed in his admin. He should have fired EVERY Obola holdover. Redumblicans never do stuff in lockstep. I bet every Dumbocrat supports this petty, vengeful act.

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  43. During the Texas freeze last February, he and the other gas men were going around increasing the supply pressure of all the neighborhoods in Sugar Land, Richmond, and Rosenberg. They cranked everything to 50 psig as they were getting low pressure alarms all over the place. He had to babysit one neighborhood in Sugar Land where the demand was so much that he had to crank the pressure way above 50 psig. State law requires that a gas man sit there the entire time and watch it so he was sleeping in his company truck for four days. 

    I haven’t seen any followup reporting, but several large developments in Leander lost gas service for several hours early on Presidents’ Day morning when Atmos couldn’t deal with what they called an “unusual” spike in demand.

    I’m concerned because the cell tower at the edge of our development just added a big, new backup generator since the freeze where none existed before, and several new pools have gone in immediately around us as houses have changed hands during the Silly Season this Summer.

    I trust that the carriers aren’t prioritizing Baby Yoda streaming in the next February-type freeze event, but walking out to our car in the parking lot of Buc-ee’s on Sunday, I looked over at the Tonymobile parked next to us, and the driver had YouTube or something similar running on the center display, streaming what looked like a channel on … Tonymobiles!

    It reminded me about the Douglas Adams quote from “Triumph of the Nerds” where Adams described a “nerd” as someone who would talk on a telephone about how great it was to use a telephone — I don’t remember the exact quote.

    BTW, @Nick, did the “Hitchhikers” DVD set arrive? Hopefully the kids weren’t too hard on that Trillian — if her voice sounds familiar, think back to “Teletubbies”.

    Sandra Dickinson is also David Tennant’s mother-in-law. Her ex-, Tennant’s father-in-law, is Dish of the Day, the 80s BBC “All Creatures Great and Small” lead, and “Doctor Who” #5, Peter Davison.

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  44. I’m concerned because the cell tower at the edge of our development just added a big, new backup generator since the freeze where none existed before, and several new pools have gone in immediately around us as houses have changed hands during the Silly Season this Summer.

    That cell phone tower with the new generator has a propane tank. Or two. The propane tank is required by the FCC. And ALL cell phone towers are required to have a generator, a lot of them were “running naked” and got caught. There are significant fines from the FCC if your cell phone tower loses power during a crisis.

  45. That cell phone tower with the new generator has a propane tank. Or two. The propane tank is required by the FCC. And ALL cell phone towers are required to have a generator, a lot of them were “running naked” and got caught. There are significant fines from the FCC if your cell phone tower loses power during a crisis. 

    I’m sure that tower was one of the “swimming naked” sites. I noticed the generator because none was there before this summer.

     

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  46. I ordered four new Michelins for my 2019 F-150 4×4 yesterday, delivery in a week or two. I went by Sam’s Club and the tire dude said that my worst tire had 4,000 miles left on it (18,000 miles on the truck). Coupled with the front tire that is losing its sidewall (tire dude said don’t worry about that as long as the steel is not showing), I am replacing them all. I tend to drive 80 mph for long distances once or twice a month so I like having good tires. Four new Michelin LT 275/65R18 RWL (raised white letters) installed is a total of $1,120. There is $90 of tax for the governor in there.

    The Sam’s tire dude told me that they are having serious problems getting tires and batteries. Especially the good brands, he can get you Goodrich and Goodyear all day long. Sounds like if you need tires or a battery, you might should go soon before the apocalypse starts. Wait, are we already in the apocalypse ?
    https://www.amazon.com/Soft-Apocalypse-Will-McIntosh/dp/159780276X/?tag=ttgnet-20 (highly recommended for a 30 year look at how things slowly fell apart in the USA)

  47. Picard Season 2. Looks like John DeLancie is turning in more than a cameo.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkEC1FIGqXQ

    H&I TV just ran the finale of “ST: The Next Generation” with the line about the trial never ending.

    Sigh. Time travel.

    DeLancie has made loud and vocal comments that he never got a big paycheck for his four ??? ST:NG episodes, five ??? ST:DS9 episodes, and five ??? ST:Voyager episodes. Apparently he refused to show up for ST:Picard without a big paycheck and got one. And I like Jeri Ryan better with her Borg face metal.

  48. @Greg, will the Yuks repeat this season?

    NFL Kicks Off

    The 2021-22 NFL season gets underway tonight, with the defending champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers hosting the Dallas Cowboys (8:20 pm ET, NBC). The Bucs are led by superstar QB Tom Brady, who will be seeking a record eighth Super Bowl win at age 44.

    It marks the second season the NFL will navigate amid the pandemic. Under current protocols, stadiums will be allowed to be filled at 100% capacity, with each team determining their own vaccination or testing requirements for entrance. The season will also be the first to feature a 17th game under a renegotiated collective bargaining agreement.

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  49. Since I get a goobermint pension, goobermint Medicare, and goobermint Social Security, can the goobermint force me to get vaccinated? I’m already double jabbed, but what about boosters every quarter for the rest of my life. And who pays for it? Duh, all tax payers, meaning only those who *actually* pay tax.

    Psaki today:

    REPORTER: “Can the Department of Labor or anybody else compel major employers, the large employers, to force the vaccine mandates on their employees?”

    PSAKI: “Yes. Stay tuned.”

    WTF does that even mean?

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  50. @Lynn – four Michelin, same size, Defender XLT, $900.00 at Discount Tire. And in stock at a DT near you in Houston area.

    Just saying. As mentioned before, great service (before/during/after) in all of my dealings with DT in several different stores/states.

    A sidewall rip would have gotten me to replace the tires yesterday, if not sooner.


  51. DeLancie has made loud and vocal comments that he never got a big paycheck for his four ??? ST:NG episodes, five ??? ST:DS9 episodes, and five ??? ST:Voyager episodes. Apparently he refused to show up for ST:Picard without a big paycheck and got one. And I like Jeri Ryan better with her Borg face metal.

    I heard years ago that DeLancie was an ass. Very cocky. Q’s arrogance didn’t require much acting on DeLancie’s part. That said, I did enjoy the character and what it brought to ST:TNG. I still haven’t watched Picard. I plan to, but as a rule these days I tend to wait until Season 2 or 3 to get invested in a new series as I’ve seem too many shows I enjoy get canceled after Season 1.

  52. DeLancie has made loud and vocal comments that he never got a big paycheck for his four ??? ST:NG episodes, five ??? ST:DS9 episodes, and five ??? ST:Voyager episodes. Apparently he refused to show up for ST:Picard without a big paycheck and got one. And I like Jeri Ryan better with her Borg face metal.

    Lack of the Borg face metal is a huge clue about what’s up with the season.

    DeLancie was important to the early success of “ST:TNG” since he brought his soap opera audience to the series premiere episode, and, after another run on “Days of Our Lives” in 1990, brought the audience back to shore up struggling ratings on “DS9” and, later, pre-Jeri Ryan “Voyager”.

    The Stage 8/9 era “Trek” production office was not a group of Boy Scouts by any stretch. Just about all of the actors have stories that they tell at cons about Rick Berman & co.

    I remember being in Miami the day Terry Farrell was fired from “DS9”, and Howard Stern was on his syndicated national show griping that Kate Mulgrew cancelled on him that morning out of fear of saying the wrong thing.

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  53. I heard years ago that DeLancie was an ass. Very cocky. Q’s arrogance didn’t require much acting on DeLancie’s part. That said, I did enjoy the character and what it brought to ST:TNG. I still haven’t watched Picard. I plan to, but as a rule these days I tend to wait until Season 2 or 3 to get invested in a new series as I’ve seem too many shows I enjoy get canceled after Season 1. 

    Find the episode of “Picard” from the first season with the visit to Troi and Riker’s house. It is pure fan service for the “TNG” faithful, right down to Marina Sirtis’ wig, the same one she wore in “Nemesis”. Bonus points if you know the reference of the Rikers’ daughter’s name.

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  54. REPORTER: “Can the Department of Labor or anybody else compel major employers, the large employers, to force the vaccine mandates on their employees?”

    PSAKI: “Yes. Stay tuned.”

    WTF does that even mean?

    New OSHA regulations?

  55. @Lynn – four Michelin, same size, Defender XLT, $900.00 at Discount Tire. And in stock at a DT near you in Houston area.

    Does that price include sales tax, installation, and road hazard ?

    I got burned by Discount Tire a long time ago. Enough so I planned to never darken their door ever again.

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  56. Buying a financed car from not your home state is at your own risk when it comes to dealing with your local DMV.

    Went through this once before when I bought my RAV4. Lots of heated phone calls over the sales tax reciprocity rules between NJ and NY. In the end I was correct and the general manager apologized.

  57. DeLancie has made loud and vocal comments that he never got a big paycheck for his four ??? ST:NG episodes, five ??? ST:DS9 episodes, and five ??? ST:Voyager episodes. Apparently he refused to show up for ST:Picard without a big paycheck and got one. And I like Jeri Ryan better with her Borg face metal.

    I heard years ago that DeLancie was an ass. Very cocky. Q’s arrogance didn’t require much acting on DeLancie’s part. That said, I did enjoy the character and what it brought to ST:TNG. I still haven’t watched Picard. I plan to, but as a rule these days I tend to wait until Season 2 or 3 to get invested in a new series as I’ve seem too many shows I enjoy get canceled after Season 1.

    Ah, the best actors are those working in character at all times.

    The Star Trek NG episodes with Q are so popular that you can buy a DVD with all 12 episodes.
    https://www.amazon.com/Star-Trek-Fan-Collective-Q/dp/B000ERVJJ0/?tag=ttgnet-20


  58. The newest wind turbines are 750 feet tall with 250 foot long blades for 12 MW to 18 MW. You can’t miss them. I just hope all of the small planes miss them.

     

    The FAA gets very interested in structures at around 500’, I believe that’s the minimum flight altitude for helicopters.

    I was talking to a guy on the construction crew of a big wind turbine near here – 475’ I believe it was, and they had an FAA inspector show up and actually measure it.

    I seem to recall that SpaceX ran into the same issue with their new construction for the Super Heavy.

  59. You know, when Biden campaigned “Build Back Better”, I did not realize that he was talking about the Taliban.

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  60. ““We Have Won!!” – Fort Hood Shooter and Islamic Terrorist Nidal Hasan Congratulates Taliban From Fort Leavenworth Prison”
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/09/won-fort-hood-shooter-islamic-terrorist-nidal-hasan-congratulates-taliban-fort-leavenworth-prison/

    “Remember when Barack Obama said the murder of 13 people at Fort Hood in 2009 by Islamic terrorist Nidal Hasan was merely “workplace violence“?
    Nidal Hasan shot and killed 13 people and wounded 32 others at Fort Hood in 2009.
    Hasan is currently on death row at Fort Leavenworth Prison in Kansas.
    Hasan congratulated the Taliban on its takeover of Afghanistan in a letter he directed his attorney, retired Army Col. John Galligan, to give to Taliban leaders.”

    Why is this mass murderer scumbag still alive ?

    Can you imagine having to salute this scumbag ?

    I can see him getting released from Leavenworth at age 65 for humanitarian reasons.

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  61. @Greg, will the Yuks repeat this season?

    Going on the theory that good stories win Super Bowls, they are definitely fully stocked considering all the starters are back, they picked up a promising understudy for Brady in the draft — who played up the road in The Swamp — and even “Mr. Irrelevant” busted a** sufficiently to make the team on a defense that is stocked with future stars.

    Two stories could beat them:

    The Rams winning the Super Bowl as the second straight team with home field advantage.

    (The NFL desperately wants a new generation of stadiums built on the level of Atlanta, LA and Las Vegas so the blatant greed might tarnish that one.)

    -or-

    Patrick Mahomes driving the Chiefs all the way back to the title game and winning vs the Yucs and the same defense who sacked him repeatedly in February, Brady announcing his retirement after congratulating the kid/passing the torch as GOAT.

    The Yucs will prevail tonight. Dallas needs new ownership to reset the story meter.

    If you see Steve Spurrier interviewed on camera at the game, extra story points for Tampa. First Bucs QB, University of Florida legend, Tampa Bay Bandits coach, yadda yadda yadda.

    BTW, don’t tell Tom Brady, but 8-8 last year would have made him King in Tampa after the debacle of Jameis Winston. Everything else was a bonus.

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  62. I remember being in Miami the day Terry Farrell was fired from “DS9”, and Howard Stern was on his syndicated national show griping that Kate Mulgrew cancelled on him that morning out of fear of saying the wrong thing.

    Whoa, Terry Farrell is now married to Leonard Nimoy’s son, Adam Nimoy.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Farrell_(actress)


  63. I was talking to a guy on the construction crew of a big wind turbine near here – 475’ I believe it was, and they had an FAA inspector show up and actually measure it.

    That’s one really long tape measure!

    @lynn: That $900 price was for tires only. But you could compare that base price with the base price of your tires.

    I’ve had no bad experiences with Discount Tire stores. Any replacements got a pro-rated replacement on the full mileage (not tread wear) left in the tire. Been using them for several decades.

    Of course, a bad experience can result in a blanket judgement of the whole store. My wife still won’t go into a Sizzler because of a minor food poisoning incident over 25 years ago.

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  64. “Sweeping new vaccine mandates for 100 million Americans”
    https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-business-health-coronavirus-pandemic-executive-branch-18fb12993f05be13bf760946a6fb89be

    “WASHINGTON (AP) — In his most forceful pandemic actions and words, President Joe Biden on Thursday announced sweeping new federal vaccine requirements affecting as many as 100 million Americans in an all-out effort to increase COVID-19 vaccinations and curb the surging delta variant.
    Speaking at the White House, Biden sharply criticized the roughly 80 million Americans who are not yet vaccinated, despite months of availability and incentives.
    “We’ve been patient. But our patience is wearing thin, and your refusal has cost all of us,” he said, all but biting off his words. The unvaccinated minority “can cause a lot of damage, and they are.”
    The expansive rules mandate that all employers with more than 100 workers require them to be vaccinated or test for the virus weekly, affecting about 80 million Americans. And the roughly 17 million workers at health facilities that receive federal Medicare or Medicaid also will have to be fully vaccinated.
    Biden is also signing an executive order to require vaccination for employees of the executive branch and contractors who do business with the federal government — with no option to test out. That covers several million more workers.”

    Biden is living large.

    Hat tip to:
    https://drudgereport.com/

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  65. I tried to go see my GP over a possible sinus infection today but he is on vacation this week. So I went to the Urgent Care in Sugar Land today. There were 31 people in line ahead of me, no openings until they close at 9 pm. So I got an appointment for Friday at 130pm. Wow !

  66. So he doesn’t even know the “S” in TSA is for Security, not Safety. Stop ad-libbing Joe and just read what’s on the prompter.

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  67. Of course, a bad experience can result in a blanket judgement of the whole store. My wife still won’t go into a Sizzler because of a minor food poisoning incident over 25 years ago.

    That would me and Burger King. I went through the drive-in, paid with a twenty, got some change and a refrigerator magnet. And the chick walked away from the window.

    Hey, where’s the rest of my change?

    Hell, I shut the car off, looked to make sure I wasn’t being stupid and had dropped the paper part of my change and blocked the drive-in while they pretended to count the till just to say it was $4 short, actually.

    Then she started jiving at me. The manager didn’t seem to like it when I said “that darky b!tch is a thief”.

    They called the cops on me. I’ve been to Burger King once since. I sat in the car… not ever giving them another dime.

    Stubborn?  You bet.  This was back in 1983 or so.

     
    Added: I suppose this counts as today’s Moment of Hate. 🙂

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  68. Sweet ! This dude was in partial charge at Waco. Good riddance.

    –he’s a gun grabbing ‘only one’ who danced in the blood of Waco. He should be tried and executed for his crimes, and barring that, should be tarred and feathered and run out of town on a rail. Stick $20 bills to the tar and dump him on MLK Blvd at 2am.

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  69. “BTW, the absolute pressure of six ounces gauge) (0.4 psig) is 15.1 psia. You need to add 14.7 psia to gauge pressure to get the absolute pressure. And the absolute pressure of 2 psig is 16.7 psia.

    The 14.7 psia is the absolute pressure of air at sea level. That absolute pressure drops about 0.5 psia for each 1,000 feet in elevation above sea level.”

    WRT to Standard Pressure vs. Altitude:
    When I worked on rocket launches, I used 14.7 psi at sea level,
    and for GPS work, 29.92 inHg at sea level.

  70. @lynn: That $900 price was for tires only. But you could compare that base price with the base price of your tires.

    I’ve had no bad experiences with Discount Tire stores. Any replacements got a pro-rated replacement on the full mileage (not tread wear) left in the tire. Been using them for several decades.

    Of course, a bad experience can result in a blanket judgement of the whole store. My wife still won’t go into a Sizzler because of a minor food poisoning incident over 25 years ago.

    Discount Tire offered those Michelin Defender LTX tires to me for $1,140 + install + road hazard + sales tax here in Fort Bend County. And in Blackwall, not RWL. Plus they had to order the tires but promised them in 24 hours with my deposit. You must be getting a deal from them.


  71. “We’ve been patient. But our patience is wearing thin…”

     

    The Royal “We”.

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  72. “Amazon Calls Out Elon Musk for Using Twitter to Belittle Critics”
    https://www.pcmag.com/news/amazon-calls-out-elon-musk-for-using-twitter-to-belittle-critics

    “The two companies are locked in a war of words—currently being carried out via dueling FCC filings—concerning SpaceX’s second-generation satellite internet network Starlink, which the FCC oversees.”

    I am trying to envision the night sky with 60,000+ internet satellites. We might end up with Isaac Asimov’s wonderful “Nightfall” story that made a horrible movie.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nightfall_(Asimov_novelette_and_novel)

  73. “The True Cost of Ransomware”
    https://www.backblaze.com/blog/the-true-cost-of-ransomware/

    “Today, cybercriminals demand ransoms on the order of hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars. 2021 saw the highest ransom ever demanded hit $70 million in the REvil attack on Kaseya. But the ransoms themselves are just a portion, and often a small portion, of the overall cost of ransomware.
    Big ransoms like the one above may make headlines, but a huge majority of attacks are carried out against small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and organizations—security consultant Coveware reported that they comprise 70% of all ransomware attacks. And the cost of recoveries can be staggering. In this post, we’re taking a look at the true cost of ransomware and the drivers of those costs.”

    Not good.

  74. “The True Cost of Ransomware”

    Not good.

    Small and medium size entities generally don’t have their PCs locked down to prevent people who know enough to be dangerous from installing RDP, PPTP, and TeamViewer servers on PCs exposed to the Internet

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  75. Even an MSM outlet

    Strangely, the Clear Channel talk station I listen to out of San Antonio avoided the subject of Biden’s speech for the first hour of the afternoon drive host’s show. The host had to relent in the second hour once he opened up phone lines.


  76. My wife still won’t go into a Sizzler because of a minor food poisoning incident over 25 years ago.

    How about not going just because the food is awful!


  77. Small and medium size entities generally don’t have their PCs locked down to prevent people who know enough to be dangerous from installing RDP, PPTP, and TeamViewer servers on PCs exposed to the Internet

    And no email filtering, unless they happen to have gmail or something similar.

    Users shopping and surfing everywhere, installing every toolbar and add on without thinking.

    And pron. Pron everywhere.

  78. Private businesses with over 100 employees will face massive fines from OSHA for violating the unconstitutional vaccine mandate.

    644,000 USPS workers–not so much.

  79. News flash, Gropey Joe: we didn’t elect you to be dictator.

    The American people didn’t even elect you to be President.

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  80. News flash, Gropey Joe: we didn’t elect you to be dictator.

    The American people didn’t even elect you to be President.

    New proposed taxes, new proposed gun seizures, giving billions of dollars worth of weapons to our enemies, and new mandates.

    What is Creepy Joe gonna do next ?

    Bite me Biden !

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  81. How about not going just because the food is awful!

    –that was MY first thought! I figured they must have gotten better by now…

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  82. absolutely wouldn’t let me post any minor revision of this —

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    ‘We’ve been patient but our patience is wearing thin.</blockquote>

    So then what happens when your patience runs out Joe? Troops in the streets? Ghettos? You want shooting in the streets, making threats is the way to get it.

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  83. pasted it into wordpad, copied and pasted back into a new tab and new comment and it went thru.

     

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  84. absolutely wouldn’t let me post any minor revision of this —

    ‘We’ve been patient but our patience is wearing thin.

    So then what happens when your patience runs out Joe? Troops in the streets? Ghettos? You want shooting in the streets, making threats is the way to get it.

    I wonder what percentage of the 30 million illegals XXXXXXX document challenged living and working in the USA are vaccinated ? I doubt that it is even 10%.

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  85. I wonder what percentage of the 30 million illegals XXXXXXX document challenged living and working in the USA are vaccinated ? I doubt that it is even 10%.

    I doubt it is 0.1%.

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  86. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9973671/Bidens-plan-let-IRS-SNOOP-bank-accounts.html

     

    One key prong of President Biden’s plan to bankroll Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget plan is to monitor every inflow and outflow of an individual’s bank account.The Biden administration says such surveillance would target audits and prevent tax evasion, but some are concerned that it might run up against the Fourth Amendment and those who can’t afford to fight tax audits or move their money into offshore accounts.

    The proposal would require banks to report to the IRS every deposit and withdrawal from an account, including transactions from Venmo, PayPal, crypto exchanges and the like in an effort to fight tax evasion. The IRS would know how much money isaccount in a given year, whether the individual earned income on that account and exactly how much was going in an and out. 

    –how many  of the “underbanked ” and “unbanked” will be audited vs the tattered remains of the middle class?

    F him. if this goes live, I’ll write a script to make one dollar deposits and withdrawals every minute of every day, and I’ll post it everywhere I can.

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  87. On a lighter note,

    ‘This is not hype, this is reality’: Nuclear fusion gets a step closer to reality as scientists successfully test a magnet 12 times as powerful as those used in MRIs – with a working reactor slated within the next decade

    –yup, it’s only … wait for it…. 10 years away!

    Oh, you physics monkeys slay me!

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  88. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9973671/Bidens-plan-let-IRS-SNOOP-bank-accounts.html

    One key prong of President Biden’s plan to bankroll Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget plan is to monitor every inflow and outflow of an individual’s bank account.The Biden administration says such surveillance would target audits and prevent tax evasion, but some are concerned that it might run up against the Fourth Amendment and those who can’t afford to fight tax audits or move their money into offshore accounts.

    The proposal would require banks to report to the IRS every deposit and withdrawal from an account, including transactions from Venmo, PayPal, crypto exchanges and the like in an effort to fight tax evasion. The IRS would know how much money isaccount in a given year, whether the individual earned income on that account and exactly how much was going in an and out.

    –how many of the “underbanked ” and “unbanked” will be audited vs the tattered remains of the middle class?

    F him. if this goes live, I’ll write a script to make one dollar deposits and withdrawals every minute of every day, and I’ll post it everywhere I can.

    They would probably start charging transaction charges after a while. I pay $100 to $200 a month in international transaction charges (every international transaction has a charge).

    This will probably require a major software development by the banks. Should be done in a decade or two. After all, most banking systems are written in 1980s COBOL (the first version that supported lowercase characters).

    We desperately need a new constitutional amendment with a right to privacy. Of course, these swamp rats are blowing up everything given to us by the tenth amendment. If only SCOTUS would do their job. After all, the Roe V. Wade SCOTUS found a right to privacy in the USA Constitution.

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