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hoyden
Minneapolis, MN
just visiting this planet.
Interests: private pilot, model railroading, prototype railroads
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Thanks to Clarice's Pieces this morning I know a little bit about Hunter's Chinese-backed private equity company. I am SURE he's worked out other sources of income. A leopard doesn't change his spots. Posted by: MissMarple2
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I wouldn't be surprised that the leases on home solar panels expire about the same time the panels expire, and homeowners now own the panels and the disposal costs.
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Solar panels are also have limited lifetime and are loaded with nasty chemicals that make them incredibly problematic and expensive to dispose of.
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jim nj, like all Liberal paradigms, when you buy into them, or forced into them at gunpoint, you pay the price whether it's green energy, health care, or welfare.
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jim nj, batteries come with their own issues and challenges. They're expensive, must be maintained, limited lifetime, and deficit in efficiency converting electrical energy to chemical energy and back to electrical energy.
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You're welcome, Clarice. Time spent reading your perspective is indeed time very well spent.
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jim nj, if you don't buy the solar panels outright ($30K) then you lease them from some company that is paid by government to offer them. Homeowners are now obligated by lease and have no say over how they are managed. You can't decide to get rid of them without buying out the lease. People who buy houses with solar are saddled with the lease. It's win-win for the leasing companies; they get paid to offer panels and the utilities are required by law to buy the power, and both are guaranteed a minimum profit for doing so. All at taxpayer's expense.
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jim nj, so sad those CA solar panels are useless when PG&E cuts power. I imagine most folks don't have batteries and were dumping their excess power into the grid. I imagine the wind mills are also useless when the grid is down. I can see the headline, "PG&E Cuts Power; Solar panels, wind mills, and Tesla cars hardest hit".
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jim nj, I woke up and Pieces was posted for my first cuppa. I appreciate Clarice's explanation because local news reporting still portrays the peach mint as a big deal. I guess Twin Cities news has to report the DNC's narrative or they wouldn't have a viable listening audience. Now when I see the reporting I can spot the bogon narrative that Clarice has so clearly explained.
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Producers of the Flailing Impeachment Inquiry By Clarice Feldman
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Even cats have bad days.
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So many memes so much coffee...
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jim nj, I understand the limits of ME reporting. The same caveat WRT domestic Deep State swamp draining campaign. Your links also led me to understand the strategy behind withdrawing from Syria and the difference between bad Kurds and ally Kurds.
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STEVEN HAYWARD THE WEEK IN PICTURES: CALIZUELA EDITION
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PL's TWIP and Clarice's Pieces are my regular always reads. I know I will be informed and entertained going there. A couple weeks ago I got my induction range. My first meal was a pan fried steak. The induction range made this an easy task and an easier cleanup compared to my gas range. Then I roasted 3 lbs bacon in the oven. On another day I made poached eggs. Yesterday I received the free promotional 11 piece Chantal cookware set. I've never owned such an assortment of pots and pans. I'll retire my old motley set that aren't induction compatible. I'll keep my cast iron skillets for use in the oven.
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Now off to make my third cuppa and dive into TWIP.
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jim nj, I appreciate your selection. Earlier I read the PL links and was happy to see you post them here. I also appreciate your Middle East American military news. Sometimes just reading the text of the link will be enough to get a vague idea of what's being discussed. I haven't read the solar system pressure links. I am willing to wait for my exit from temporal reality to get the whole story. I'm not a speed reader so have to manage my time and pick and choose my reads.
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Woops...TWIP just happened. https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/10/the-week-in-pictures-bolifornia-edition.php
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jim nj, thanks much for your links. I've been busy reading several. I'm learning about things I would never have learned about if I wasn't at JOM.
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I imagine an AC without bells & whistles will be harder for Russians to hack into.
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Buckeye, I wish! The weather was awful (rain and wind) so at least I wasn't missing out on a nice day. Endure pain now for a years worth of flying. I like to get her done early October because even worser than having to abuse my body doing mechanical things, is doing the same in an unheated cold hanger. I'll order parts and with luck put Athena back together next weekend.
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Nice tower pic, MT. Glad the ground folks, after taking a few seconds to sort out new territory, obliged. I spent all day yesterday at the hangar taking apart Athena for her annual inspection. I have dirt under the fingernails and various bruises to attest to my endeavors contorting myself to remove and then reinstall floorboards and other artifacts that I had to uncover for the IA/A&P. I've got a few squawks; expired ELT battery and stop-drill a baffle crack, and then I'll put her all back together.
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jim, nj, enjoyed your link to Kurt's column. Here’s the harsh truth – Donald Trump is not the American people’s last chance. He’s the elite’s last chance, and those dummies simply refuse to see it.
Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA, thank you. The operative word "seems" capable would make your observation more accurate. I know how to sling wenches and other sundry tools and that can be both a blessing and a curse. I don't always have the professional's eye when embarking on these adventures but in the case of pedestrian mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and carpentry I can muddle through. That being said, there's a reason why I don't do these things for a living.
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Yippee...my induction range scheduled to be delivered on Monday. For the past year I've experimented with an induction hot plate and liked the experience. I felt extreme dislike for my four year old gas range because it was such a nuisance to clean; the cast iron grates, gas burner nubbins, and overall surface. I would never have bought the induction range if the gas range wasn't already gone. Two weeks ago at the neighborhood yard sale I unexpectedly sold it. Someone came by looking for appliances, of which I had a few small items. I asked what she was looking for; she said a range. Hers went on the fritz. I said I had a four year old range that I hated and would consider selling. To cap a short story elongated, she bought mine and I bought an induction replacement. This morning I made poached eggs on my induction hot plate for the first time. The eggs weren't pretty like the ones in the video but totally edible. Cleanup was minimal. Last week I ran 40 amp service to the range and only nominally drew blood while drilling holes in the floor joists caught and twisted my wrist against the joist.
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