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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by johneman, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. Feb 21, 2021 at 8:25 AM
    Old Swamper

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    Good morning

    Wife's home and I must of did good on keeping up with things around the house. I didn’t get the rolled eyes when we walked into the house last night. She had a long day yesterday so I let her sleep in. I enjoy spoiling her....
    Going to burn a good sized brush pile today before we loose the snow. Feel free to bring a couple beers and a chair. We’ll make a bonfire out of it.

    Be good
     
  2. Feb 21, 2021 at 9:18 AM
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    A little something every chance we get.
    After hearing about all these huge (unregulated) power bills hitting Texans, I will never complain about my City supplied and regulated power. Thinking about that, I don't think I've ever complained about our gas - from a real supplier that owns the process parts and services.
     
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  3. Feb 21, 2021 at 9:34 AM
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    Travlr Doomsday Daily Driver

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    I worked for an outfit building substations for utility companies for awhile. You would not believe the waste of money these companies not only tolerated but encouraged. There are some companies that it seems the more they can pay out, the more they can justify rate increases, the more they can put in their back pocket. Kinda like insurance companies...
     
  4. Feb 21, 2021 at 12:46 PM
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    You hit the nail square on the head. It's the American Way. :facepalm:
     
  5. Feb 21, 2021 at 1:13 PM
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    welp, my black grillfriend, she's still smoking..


    20210221_150900.jpg
     
  6. Feb 21, 2021 at 1:17 PM
    Old Swamper

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    I liked when energy companies said they needed to raise prices when energy conservation was big because we weren’t using enough electricity and profits were down and they couldn’t afford maintaining equipment.
     
  7. Feb 21, 2021 at 2:10 PM
    boatswain

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    Afternoon all:
    There always seems to be an excuse to raise prices, I don't think the futures market helps either!
    Just saw where they are considering adding a toll on a bridge just north of me on I-80, Pa has one of the highest gas taxes in the nation, if not the highest, but there is still a need to do that, they were also talking about making some of the interstates toll roads.
    What did Mother Teresa say-----"keep giving until it hurts"!
     
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  8. Feb 21, 2021 at 2:36 PM
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    Well that's what we get when we keep running up a national debt...
     
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  9. Feb 21, 2021 at 7:59 PM
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    Evening all:
    I find this interesting, there are 3 countries landing probes on Mars, the US, China, and the UAE. I can understand the US, China, and Russia, but the UAE took me by surprise. Wonder what would happen if a RESIDENT of Mars were to walk up to one of those probes and pick it up! :eek: :laughing:
     
  10. Feb 22, 2021 at 1:04 AM
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    Devious6 Not your Average College President Emeritus

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    Morning all! More snow headed our way today. Just 1 to 3" so more of a nuisance than anything. Stay safe and warm!
     
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  11. Feb 22, 2021 at 2:43 AM
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    Sometimes on a back road, I'll see a Tom walk out onto the road, stop, turn facing traffic, and flare.. then a few females will cross the road behind him. When he's satisfied, he'll follow. I've seen deer do the same thing, after Mom has stopped traffic, she'll look back at the field and snort. A couple fawns will pop up out of the soybeans and casually cross the road behind her. Nature is awesome.

    Never saw this until farmers started removing fences in order to gain planting dirt. :thumbsup:
     
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  12. Feb 22, 2021 at 3:46 AM
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    johneman [OP] Life is good relaxin' on the porch!!

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    :hattip: Morning folks. Coffee time. Have a safe day and be careful.
     
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  13. Feb 22, 2021 at 5:32 AM
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    Texans are a very independent people. Their failure was not to winterize after the winter of 2011. The politicians choose not to as it would eat into the profits of ERCOT. Certainly in wind power can operate in Alaska it can in Texas. In Maryland news wind power was blamed for the power outage in Texas but the actual generating plants needed to be winterized too.

    As with all bad decisions, It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    It is supposed to warm up this week in Texas and in Maryland. Say warm and keep busy.
     
  14. Feb 22, 2021 at 5:34 AM
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    Local to Tucson - all of the public vaccination supplies gone scarce - due to east coast weather delay ........ except (of course) Maricopa county. It's a wonder they even paved the rest of the roads in the state. Waited for months to get on the list- scheduled for last Friday - and immediately cancelled.
     
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  15. Feb 22, 2021 at 5:43 AM
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    Good morning all,

    Coffee, a work-out, get a little reading done, maybe a short nap and walk the dogs a few times today - whew I am tired just thinking about it :rolleyes: :thumbsup: :rofl:

    Be safe and stay warm, warmer today here then a new snow storm rolls in Thursday.
     
  16. Feb 22, 2021 at 6:01 AM
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    Good morning all,
    Had a good weekend and now to a new day and week. Boy, time flies when you're having fun. Tax day came and went. Not to bad we get a refund this year after loaning the government money to pay the Covid 19 stimulus money. I hope everyone appreciates the generosity of us here in West Michigan.
    No big plans for today . I am just going to see if warmer temps will let me wash the cars and truck. They look like crap when they get all of the road dirt and salt on them. Does any out there have experience with or use a Milwaukee either battery or corded hand held buffing machine. I would like to get 1. It has to be a Milwaukee brand. Thanks all and have a safe and healthy day.
    Russ
     
  17. Feb 22, 2021 at 6:09 AM
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    Actually, ERCOT is a non-profit corporation. What bugs me is 3 or 4 of the board members are NOT Texans. In fact, one of them is a Canadian!!
     
  18. Feb 22, 2021 at 7:04 AM
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    Morning folks. It’s Monday so back to work this afternoon for me. Got about an inch of snow last night. Just enough to make a mess. Have a post procedure dr. appointment this morning. Critters and birds are fed and now it’s my turn.

    Have a great day
     
  19. Feb 22, 2021 at 7:06 AM
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    A little something every chance we get.
    Yes, Mike is correct. ERCOT is a non-profit, created by the Texas Leg to oversee and control the Texas grid, so that the Leg could ALSO "provide" us with the unregulated power costs. There are companies here that do nothing but buy and sell "energy", and in many places, people can CHOOSE to buy their power from one of them, instead of your local municipal (which are regulated by law). In some areas, you don't have a choice, but where you do, many people "opt out" of municipal, so they can buy cheap energy from these other companies - who have NO stake in the game of actual supply. These folks are the ones seeing all the astronomical bills, because they are tied to "market price". I don't have that choice here, and am now very glad of that.
    Because it's always a fight to create the profits at the real suppliers now, no one wants to re-invest in equipment, upgrades or hardening the system. Legislature hasn't required it, because no politician want any part of a bill that will raise the rates, of course. They were all warned in 2011, that the state could not likely withstand anything as or more severe than 2011, but "how often does that happen"? As often as three 100 year floods in the space of a year?
    The piper called, and no one paid him.

    Oh, and Good Morning Porch!
     
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  20. Feb 22, 2021 at 10:23 AM
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    Afternoon all:
    :yay: Got a call this morning that they had a snow blower available, called right back and said I would be right down to pay for it, now I have a snow blower but need to get it home! :(
    I need the snow blower to dig the trailer out that I would use to bring it home on o_O ! Another option would be to rent a small trailer from U haul that is just up the road from where I bought it, wasn't going to do that today with the road conditions.
    Couldn't believe the amount of vehicles that were out on the roads, saw a couple accidents and a few cars and trucks that were stuck on hills, thought the roads weren't that bad but would bet that some of those vehicles had summer tires on them.
     
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