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by Confucius
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Treasure/time capsule for 8 years old boy
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: Treasure/time capsule for 8 years old boy

2 dollar bill Yo-yo Cool rocks Whatever weird little brass paperweight you can find at goodwill Jacks (idk, do kids still play with jacks? I had a set as a kid, but don't remember ever doing anything with them besides pissing off my dad when they got left everywhere like little caltrops) Maybe a coo...
by Confucius
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Denver Homicide committed by TV News "Security Guard"
Replies: 15
Views: 475

Re: Denver Homicide committed by TV News "Security Guard"

Haven't seen this whole video shared yet (apologies if it's hiding in one of your links) https://youtu.be/nLZXe9aQo6k Does seem to just up and come at the cameraman a bit out of the blue. Now, whether there was some previous antagonism, I'm not sure, but it certainly doesn't look like he was making ...
by Confucius
Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: So, what the heck do we do about Halloween?
Replies: 29
Views: 707

Re: So, what the heck do we do about Halloween?

Same thing I do every halloween. Turn off every light and hide in the basement.


Seriously though, if you'd like to hand out candy, maybe consider something like this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bGiPUv ... =emb_title
by Confucius
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Preps for a Contested Election in November
Replies: 117
Views: 3651

Re: Preps for a Contested Election in November

At the risk of complicating things further, President Trump announced today he tested positive for the Coronavirus.

https://mobile.twitter.com/realDonaldTr ... 0680014849


Not really sure where that leaves things if he falls seriously ill.
by Confucius
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Adventures in rice, beans and bulk dry milk storage
Replies: 113
Views: 41257

Re: Adventures in rice, beans and bulk dry milk storage

Another option is Converted Rice Basically they parboil brown rice, dry it out and then remove the husk. The boiling process drives a good amount of the vitamins and minerals from the husk into the rice itself. It's nutritionally similar to brown rice, cooks faster than white rice and stores just as...
by Confucius
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: permaculture suggestions for a useless bit of land
Replies: 6
Views: 417

Re: permaculture suggestions for a useless bit of land

I'd agree with blackberries and mulberries. Currants, rhubarb, and Jerusalem Artichokes all spring to mind as well as plant that take little care. You might also think about mushrooms. If you can haul in some woodchips, you could easily grow a whole mess of wine cap mushrooms . They're happy to grow...
by Confucius
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Post COVID, Poor Maintenance and Cumulative Disrepair
Replies: 13
Views: 762

Re: Post COVID, Poor Maintenance and Cumulative Disrepair

I don't think that the a lot of critical infrastructure isn't being maintained (any more than usual). I know at my healthcare system we haven't cut back on maintenance. venders an employees are still doing their normal activity. The refining industry pretty much across the board deferred shutdowns ...
by Confucius
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1339
Views: 92102

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

In spite of all of the above, I don't ever recall elected Federal officials being subject to repeated public harassment, physical attacks and shootings (Representative Scalise) until very recently in my life. A lack of trust and a lack of respect in/for our system of government seems to be at play ...
by Confucius
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1339
Views: 92102

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

In spite of all of the above, I don't ever recall elected Federal officials being subject to repeated public harassment, physical attacks and shootings (Representative Scalise) until very recently in my life. A lack of trust and a lack of respect in/for our system of government seems to be at play ...
by Confucius
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1530
Views: 81686

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

An interesting study by the CDC. In it they said only 6% of the deaths in the study listed COVID as the sole source of death. Clearly this statement applies to the studied deaths and is not meant to be a blanket statement. However it is clear that comorbidity issues are a key in COVID fatalities. T...
by Confucius
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: Wisconsin Police Shooting and Protests
Replies: 77
Views: 2443

Re: Wisconsin Police Shooting and Protests

The story has been updated - From NPR : Illinois Teen Arrested After 3 Shot, 2 Fatally, In Kenosha, Wis., Overnight Where were this chucklefuck's parents when their 17 year old son decided to cross state lines with what is presumably legally their firearm so he can play vigilante? Terrible for ever...
by Confucius
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Explosion - Beirut, Lebanon
Replies: 36
Views: 1529

Re: Explosion - Beirut, Lebanon

Supposedly the blast wiped out 85% of the grain silos in Beirut, which handles a lot of the grain for the country


https://www.foxnews.com/world/beirut-ex ... -destroyed
by Confucius
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Kimchi for preserving cabbage?
Replies: 12
Views: 826

Re: Kimchi for preserving cabbage?

Just as a side note, if you're looking for ways to preserve cabbage, shredded cabbage dehydrates really well. Not going to make a convincing coleslaw, but for soups and the like, works fine and rehydrated very quickly.
by Confucius
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1530
Views: 81686

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

Am I missing something, or is this entirely unrelated to COVID?
by Confucius
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1042
Views: 50643

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

Stercutus wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:14 pm
One of our local nursing homes is fully involved, practically everyone there has it.
There's a nursing home here in Billings that 12 of the 55 residents have died in the last week and a half or so. Really tears through those places...
by Confucius
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1042
Views: 50643

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

Our county has jumped from "moderate" to "very high" on on risk of getting Coronavirus. 50% of the cases that we have had so far have occurred in the last two weeks. Most cases are mild not requiring hospitalization. It seems to be mostly running through our Hispanic community who appear to be most...
by Confucius
Sun May 31, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1530
Views: 81686

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

Well now that the COIVD has turned bust and we appear to have all been lied to we have a new convenient catastrophe to focus on. Man, the news coverage just disappeared, but give it a week or two after you have thousands of people shoulder to shoulder screaming and wrestling in the streets, I think...
by Confucius
Sat May 09, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1042
Views: 50643

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

Montana is opening back up, but I suspect we'll probably have an uptick in the nearish future (we avoided a big wave in the first place). Folks really aren't abiding by any sort of distancing, even with the tape on the floor or whatever, just cozying right up in line. Maybe 1/20 are wearing a mask i...
by Confucius
Sat May 09, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1530
Views: 81686

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

MacWa77ace wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 8:07 am

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That's from Sylvia Browne

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/sylvi ... ronavirus/
by Confucius
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Hail, Hail ice rocks
Replies: 15
Views: 1639

Re: Hail, Hail ice rocks

We got clobbered (along with all our neighbors) by a storm last August. Just barely bought out the roof (class 4 IR), and the siding, along with gutters, both garage doors and a window to the tune of 37k. Truth be told, just about anywhere else, the siding wouldn't have been bought out, but Montana ...
by Confucius
Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4733
Views: 294820

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

No oil at sub $10 is not TEOWAWKI; this may (or may not) be a short term blip. That said do watch the news for oil refinery closures. That is the time to be concerned. Marathon has shut down a few refineries (Martinez and Gallup so far). Everyone else is at minimum rates. Our plant has quite a bit ...
by Confucius
Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: Is COVID-19 Leading to More Gardening?
Replies: 36
Views: 3882

Re: Is COVID-19 Leading to More Gardening?

Related to this, I just discover "sub-irrigated planters" are a thing, and can be made looks like pretty easily out of plastic totes. I think I have a project for this weekend. I figure I'll build tw, get some kitchen herb seeds for one, and put like 1ea tomato and potato plant in another. Just see...
by Confucius
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: What WILL/DID you do with that stimulus check? (Round 2)
Replies: 144
Views: 12567

Re: What WILL you do with that stimulus check?

As it happens, I owe Uncle Sam 1200 this year, so pulling the old uno reverse card trick...


The other 1200, idk, either throw it in savings or buy some company stock, it's quite undervalued right now, and once demand returns, could see that netting a few grand...

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