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by darmstrong
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: The State of Oregon is on Fire
Replies: 19
Views: 745

Re: The State of Oregon is on Fire

Fires continue to roar with lots of reports of arson. A person opinion here. Our ability to gather and process information is pretty limited as a society. Lots of misinformation in Oregon about arsonists arrested. I've seen a dozen or so pictures of gas cans and propane tanks sitting outside away fr...
by darmstrong
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: The State of Oregon is on Fire
Replies: 19
Views: 745

The State of Oregon is on Fire

Oregon is now on fire. Record high temperatures over the weekend and high winds on Monday increased the intensity of fires burning. Some fires were caused from a storm in the middle of August, but were relatively mild until this last week. Now, multiple cities are facing evacuation orders with numer...
by darmstrong
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Coin shortage?
Replies: 64
Views: 2959

Re: Coin shortage?

I disagree that consumers "need" to accept that a business may not have exact change, unless it is the business that is shorted. To do otherwise just gives businesses a license to steal. "Oh, look at that, we're out of $1.00 bills so we'll just have to keep the $4.00 extra from your purchase of tha...
by darmstrong
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Coin shortage?
Replies: 64
Views: 2959

Re: Coin shortage?

That said cash is legal tender and should be acceptable for all debts public and private. In short you should be able to use it if you want. I have not noticed any shortage of coins but then I pay for everything with a CC. I agree that cash should be acceptable for all debts, public and private. Ho...
by darmstrong
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1042
Views: 50137

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19 I looked at Oregon's data and actually your state seems to be in decent shape in terms of covid. The number of hospitalized is much lower today that and the mortality % seems to be well that of LA which has a similar population size. Oregon is doing fairly...
by darmstrong
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1042
Views: 50137

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

I should add that rural healthcare systems in Oregon are in general very poor. There isn't much bed space for ICU patients. Most patients are transferred to hospitals in bigger cities.
by darmstrong
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1042
Views: 50137

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

If it makes you feel any better... The news article points out that the 99 cases were not all at the church but rather they were in the whole county of 27.000 people. Absolutely correct not every one of the 99 cases were connected to the church. They added another 119 cases yesterday, Tuesday. The ...
by darmstrong
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1042
Views: 50137

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

Rural town of La Grande in Eastern Oregon just had a testing site at a church with 99 positives out of 365 tests. The church site was used because some contact tracing showed an infected person attended either a church service or wedding. Keep in mind county commissioners were opposed to the lockdow...
by darmstrong
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: The rule "NO Politics" is just that a rule. Not a suggestion.
Replies: 15
Views: 5245

Re: The rule "NO Politics" is just that a rule. Not a suggestion.

And this is why I love this forum. I've been a lurker for a looooong time. I'm guessing 10+ years. At the end of the day, our goal here is to help each other plan and prepare for survival.

Thanks for keeping this forum going under these rules.
by darmstrong
Sun May 31, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1527
Views: 80632

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

Unfortunately hindsight is 20/20. You'd hate to find out that the virus death rate increased 100% based upon obesity or some other condition that effects American's more than other countries. I'm not saying that the US or most countries did the right thing. The information issue was/is the biggest c...
by darmstrong
Thu May 21, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: Covid -19 Weirdness
Replies: 34
Views: 3196

Re: Covid -19 Weirdness

Great points. I think my stress can be separated into "controllables" and "uncontrollables." New kid and job instability due to virus? Uncontrollable. Maybe manageable, but not "controllable." Stress due to reading headlines? Controllable. Don't forget exercise as a controllable thing. I spent time...
by darmstrong
Sun May 10, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: Too Specialized and Technical, and dealing with Societal Collapse
Replies: 15
Views: 1461

Re: Too Specialized and Technical, and dealing with Societal Collapse

Also, if gaterade is good for people, it's clearly good for plants. I can assure you from my son's science experiment in 2018 gatorade does not produce good plants. Too much sodium. Back to the topic at hand, efficiency makes things better overall. In the 1930s a single farmer fed 4 people in the e...
by darmstrong
Sat May 09, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4733
Views: 294088

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

By "overleveraged" I assume you mean too much personal debt and not enough savings. I agree with that to a point, but is it realistic to expect everyone to have YEARS of bill money socked away? Because that's how long this could drag on. Even if you were fiscally responsible and all you really had ...
by darmstrong
Thu May 07, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4733
Views: 294088

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

And the answer is individuals, businesses and the rest were all over leveraged.
by darmstrong
Tue May 05, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1042
Views: 50137

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

Because of the reopenings going on without meeting even one of the three steps to safely do so, added to the high disregard of 6' physical separation and covering noses and mouths to slow spread by estimated 20-50% of the infected not reporting symptoms being seen by virulogists & epidemiologists, ...
by darmstrong
Mon May 04, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Baofeng UV 5R
Replies: 17
Views: 2187

Re: Baofeng UV 5R

My scanner is a Radioshack Pro-39. It scans faster than the UV-5R. I just remember it being a pain to program all the various channels.
by darmstrong
Sun May 03, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Baofeng UV 5R
Replies: 17
Views: 2187

Re: Baofeng UV 5R

Just received my radio. Programming was a bit of pain, but not terrible without the USB Chirp Cable. For those that think it's bad try programming an old radio shack handheld scanner. It makes the UV-5R seem easy with the handset.
by darmstrong
Fri May 01, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4733
Views: 294088

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

Pheasants are struggling. Those numbers seem to have tanked around the years 2000-2005 and have had a hard time recovering. Interesting, I live in a large pheasant hunting area in Eastern Oregon / Western Idaho. Before moving here, I had people I knew who hunted these areas regularly in the mid 90s...
by darmstrong
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1527
Views: 80632

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

I think this is a good prediction because it makes a falsifiable claim. Anyone can weave a narrative out of existing data to get it to say whatever they want. A theory is only valuable if it can make accurate predictions. And, to keep myself honest, I'm making a public prediction here. I like the w...
by darmstrong
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1042
Views: 50137

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

As well, we have now seen that many jurisdictions (NYC in particular) are labeling deaths as covid when the cause of death wasn't shown to be so, so the official numbers are certainly inflated. One may debate how much, but in NYC alone 3,700 people were added to the covid death list as of last week...
by darmstrong
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Pandemic Preparations Influenza, Ebola & Updated for COVID 2019.
Replies: 176
Views: 29162

Re: Pandemic Preparations Influenza, Ebola & Updated for COVID 2019.

Thanks for the update crosscut. PVP-I is so easy to acquire across the world and it's cheap. I have a 32oz bottle in the medicine cabinet, but haven't mixed any as a mouthwash yet. I've done Neti Pot irrigation and was waiting to see what kind of concentration level would be acceptable for use. I g...
by darmstrong
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Pandemic Preparations Influenza, Ebola & Updated for COVID 2019.
Replies: 176
Views: 29162

Re: Pandemic Preparations Influenza, Ebola & Updated for COVID 2019.

Thanks for the update crosscut. PVP-I is so easy to acquire across the world and it's cheap. I have a 32oz bottle in the medicine cabinet, but haven't mixed any as a mouthwash yet. I've done Neti Pot irrigation and was waiting to see what kind of concentration level would be acceptable for use. I ge...
by darmstrong
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1042
Views: 50137

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

With every day that passes, it appears the real apocalypse will be financial It was always going to be financial. Before every state shutdown restaurants were emptying out and everything but essentials were slow. Grocery stores had record sales because of the panic in food. 2 days before my state s...
by darmstrong
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1527
Views: 80632

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

I am surrounded by farms. Everyone has been working their tails off planting. The funny thing is a lot of farm places have had extended family land on them in efforts to get out of the cities. Guess who ended up as the new unpaid field hands? Really it could not have been timed better. I'm surround...

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