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  1. oldtimer

    Fires ...

    Manny, Moe, and Jack? Or Larry, Moe, and Curly?
  2. oldtimer

    Fires ...

    Maui kalo farmers defend water deputy accused of withholding water during Lahaina fire | Devastation in Lahaina | kitv.com Local news, giving a more detailed story about the circumstances. No mention of "environmentalist."
  3. oldtimer

    Fires ...

    The problem as with many places is corruption. Developers pay off the government. Gee. Think about it if you have the skills. It takes a special kind of idiot to look the other way.
  4. oldtimer

    Fires ...

    Headline of honolulu paper today Maui emergency chief resigns Refreshing right? And if there is to be a prosecution for any crimes then the justice system works, right? I mean if a prosecutor has tons of evidence then the indicted should be brought to trial. It is what the country was designed for. The rule of law.
  5. oldtimer

    Fires ...

    Population of Maui? 165,000 people island wide. Smallish town usa. So how much investment would you think would be approved from available funds?
  6. oldtimer

    Fires ...

    The electricity that would power any sea water pumps was out anyway. The power lines started the fire from being downed by high winds. The lesson is investment in infrastructure given the possible circumstances of the area.
  7. oldtimer

    Fires ...

    Pretzel logic
  8. I was all for "eat cheese or die."
  9. oldtimer


    Ok. On a similar note does anyone else think Prigozhin looks like darth vader unmasked?
  10. Nuclear waste huh? I think I have a new name for another batch.
  11. oldtimer

    crypto currency

    You answered your own question. What is the dollar backed by? The full faith and credit of the US government, and it is still the reserve currency of the world. What is crypto backed by? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
  12. 39 Years Later, The Best Rock Movie Ever Is Back In Theaters — Bring The Kids (msn.com)
  13. Here's one take, and fairly accurate. Coffee popularity has roots back to the Revolutionary War As we all know, the US used to be a British Colony. And then there was a giant tea party where we tossed a bunch of tea overboard to protest taxes. But, what most people aren’t too aware of are the events that occurred afterwards. John Adams declared tea a "traitor's drink" In a letter from John Adams to his wife, he stated, "Tea must be universally renounced and I must be weaned, and the sooner the better." From this point on there was an unofficial boycott on tea in the (then) British Colonies. People united and vowed to only serve coffee in their homes. Soon this show of solidarity spread throughout the Colonies and people began to associate coffee with the Revolution. It even got to the point where people viewed drinking tea as a betrayal to the Colonies. Why it was such a popular movement Back in the late 1700s, tea was quintessentially British. The King and Queen drank it, all the royalty drank it and the entire population was fanatical about tea. On the business side, the East India Company (which was British) ruled the tea trade and the British were in the process of setting up their own tea farms in Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) and India. Tea was so closely associated with Britain that to boycott tea was to boycott British culture. Tea was eventually phased out The Boston Tea Party occurred in 1773. The end of the Revolutionary War was in 1783. This means that the Colonists (and soon to be Americans) had boycotted tea for roughly 10 years. It was over these 10 years that people developed a taste for coffee and once people started to drink coffee every day, there was no going back. Plus, brits destroy their tea with milk and sugar anyway, making it more of a slightly tea flavored milk and sugar drink than anything recognizable as decent...
  14. No. This was ridiculous and not normal. Seems to be getting back to normal now.
  15. oldtimer

    Can’t sleep

    Zevon was a vodka guy. Then he quit and the song writing skills went with the bottles into the bin.
  16. oldtimer

    Can’t sleep

    Or...sleep when you are dead. Kudos to Warren Zevon.
  17. The AR spider had a monocoque body. I'm not sure of other models of the era.
  18. It's absolutely gorgeous, reminicient of the old gtv.
  19. Hotter than any memory with the current heat dome. Humidity is outrageous. Even the nights and mornings just ain't right.
  20. Earth Is Suddenly Spinning Faster. Why Our Planet Just Recorded Its Shortest Day Since Records Began (forbes.com)
  21. The thing is the subject should not be viewed as an all or nothing proposition. This is not a zero sum game.
  22. True, Duke. But smoke this: Burning even fossil fuels for electricity to power other devices is more efficient and less polluting than burning fossil fuels and burning even more fossil fuels to power things. It is a scientific and engineering fact. Add to that the fact that in many places not beholden to old technology, such as my community in Texas that power the city which gets a greater percentage from renewable and less polluting sources and the gains from less pollution then you have a winning start. The world runs on fossil fuels, but the more we as US citizens can conserve and replace this source is a step up in keeping ahead of the rest of the world, and retaining our fossil fuel production for the military, which definitely runs on fossil fuels. Our military runs rings around any other nation and it makes sense to keep it that way as we transition to better technology. Some might prefer to wallow in crap, but a big picture perspective demands otherwise. Been there, done that. A sane mixture of energy sources is way better than a simple knee jerk defense of big oil.
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