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by raptor
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 134
Views: 7532

Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

I remember '79. Barely. I was too young for '73. I am old. I remember both quite vividly. On day gas was $.35 per gallon and the next day it was $.50 then $.99 was big deal. The following couple of days and there was no gasoline except for regular customers (at least until a law was passed prohibit...
by raptor
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Conception fire & sinking
Replies: 7
Views: 306

Re: Conception fire & sinking

Most properly wired vessels have circuit breakers and limit the power draw with these breakers at the outlet level as is done in homes. The wild card with power on a boat is vibration from the engines and seas can loosen the wire connectors. That is why stranded (not solid wire) is required and sold...
by raptor
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Climate Changes
Replies: 25
Views: 2388

Re: Climate Changes

Not only is the topic not new but in the 1970s it was the coming Ice Age. https://wattsupwiththat.com/2013/03/01/global-cooling-compilation/ Then in the 1980s it became global warming: https://www.scribd.com/document/31800039/History-of-the-global-warming-scare-Chapter-1-1980-1985 Only recently (in ...
by raptor
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Climate change. World ends by 2050.
Replies: 29
Views: 1519

Re: Climate change. World ends by 2050.

Here are some facts. Fact 1: At some point in time TEOTWAWKI will happen. Either the sun will supernova or any one of a myriad of events will occur at some point. In the long run the earth will end and so will everyone. There is old cost accounting wisdom...In the long run we are all dead anyway so ...
by raptor
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4309
Views: 223059

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

This is a link to overnight LIBOR rates. This is what is used for investing overnight by banks and what the Fed is trying to affect. This chart ges fro 2001 to 2019 note the huge spike between 2008 & 2009 that was indicative of the liquidity crisis that occurred then. This spike was due to the fact ...
by raptor
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Buying emergency water from Amazon
Replies: 23
Views: 185

Re: Buying emergency water from Amazon

Water preps are cheap. bottled water in gallon jugs can be found for $1.00 almost everywhere. I actually prefer the square 1 gallon bottles and this brand because the plastic lasts at least 3 years without leaking. If you buy a case it also stores neatly and compactly. https://www.dollartree.com/x/8...
by raptor
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4309
Views: 223059

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

SCBrian wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:36 pm

>offtopic

Everytime I read this, I think of this video:
Actually it is not off topic. It is IMO closer to the truth than many "news" reports.
by raptor
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 134
Views: 7532

Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

Israel's nuclear deterrent will likely not be used in a first strike role. Unless they had proof positive that the Iranians were preparing a strike on Tel Aviv or something. Short of a homeland strike I don't see them employing it. They have other options. I agree. Use of drones would be more likel...
by raptor
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4309
Views: 223059

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

Here is a weird one. Not a Black Swan but certainly not normal. It is likely a one off event to do exactly what the Fed was designed to do ...ensure the normal flow of commercial transactions... but still this is unusual at least recently. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/n-y-fed-seeks-ease-132604831....
by raptor
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Explosion in Russian Smallpox Storage/Bio Warfare Facility
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: Explosion in Russian Smallpox Storage/Bio Warfare Facility

Hmmm...the words explosion and biowarfare storage facility in the same sentence is never good.

Not saying it is the EOTWAWKI, just...yeah... :ooh:
by raptor
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 134
Views: 7532

Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

The Israeli attack on the Iraqi reactor at Al-Tuwaythah Nuclear Research Facility (Operation Opera) shows Israel is capable of projecting power albeit in a limited way. https://theaviationist.com/2017/06/07/36-years-ago-today-operation-opera-the-israeli-air-strike-on-an-iraqi-nuclear-reactor/ Howeve...
by raptor
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 134
Views: 7532

Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

The bottom line is: How far will the Gulf States go to protect their lifeblood? Iran is counting on them backing down and lying down. I don't think that this calculation is correct. If the Gulf States, Iraq and Iran get caught up in a full scale war the shocks to the world's energy supply will be l...
by raptor
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Noticed in the last week
Replies: 12
Views: 224

Re: Noticed in the last week

flybynight wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:07 pm

This is during the day. like right now even. It's not a strong orange tint , but is noticeable
Ah ok my mistake.

BTW I have not noticed this it may be localized also.
by raptor
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Nuclear War Scenario PAW
Replies: 60
Views: 5491

Re: Nuclear War Scenario PAW

https://www.businessinsider.com/tactical-nuclear-weapons-escalation-us-russia-war-animated-strike-map-2019-9 Wow, that article is highly political and a flat out lie. The increases in the US nuclear weapons stockpile is happening from actions taken during the last administration. These things have ...
by raptor
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 134
Views: 7532

Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

These folks have a viewpoint that different from my "meh" viewpoint. https://www.investors.com/news/crude-oil-prices-saudi-arabia-attack/?src=A00220&yptr=yahoo Either way, markets are waking up to a new reality: What was once seen as one of the world's most stable supplies of oil and as a stabilizer...
by raptor
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf
Replies: 134
Views: 7532

Re: Rising Tensions in the Persian Gulf

One thing to remember here. The USA is actually a large exporter of oil, recently it surpassed the Saudis. This is event will not have the same impact as say the oil embargo of the 70's. (Unless of course there is a major escalation of hostilities) Note the price of crude is up but LA and MX light c...
by raptor
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Zombie Biology
Topic: A Disturbing Discovery about Dead Humans
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: A Disturbing Discovery about Dead Humans

This adds a new dimension to the phrase "That makes my skin crawl." If you think about it the fact that hair and finger nails continue to grow after the heart and brain stop functioning would indicate that at least at the cellular level there is some activity. The bacteria in our bodies are also act...
by raptor
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Noticed in the last week
Replies: 12
Views: 224

Re: Noticed in the last week

We've noticed a strong orange tint to the sunlight in the last week or so. I used to see this when there were large fires in California. I'm thinking this must be from the fires in the Amazon. Or is there some other large fires burning in the world, or is there active volcano erupting ? Red sky at ...
by raptor
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon
Replies: 4309
Views: 223059

Re: Global Debt Time Bomb explodes soon

From Bloomberg : U.S. Recession Indicators Haven’t Made Up Their Minds I've been keeping a light eye on this, and I'd say that's understatement. Several times I've seen one or another publication run articles both ways simultaneously. I haz whiplash.. :mrgreen: Here is the truth.... #1) There will ...
by raptor
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Questions about power inverters
Replies: 22
Views: 840

Re: Questions about power inverters

A nice 100 amp+ alternator hookup from the car would be nice to have....all that is required is an appropriate set of jumper cables...and enough gas for an hour of run time every day. They are cheaper and easier to hook up than an extra solar panel....just sayin. True enough but we have to be caref...
by raptor
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Questions about power inverters
Replies: 22
Views: 840

Re: Questions about power inverters

Did a little bit of interneting. On inverters the timing is often off due to the square wave form. It was suggested that an induction motor on the same load might slow the edges of the modified sine wave making it sync it more with the motor and therefore be more smooth. This would then smooth out ...
by raptor
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Questions about power inverters
Replies: 22
Views: 840

Re: Questions about power inverters

You do not want to hook it up in series. This increases voltage. This is what the military does to get 24 volts for their vehicles. Changing your battery voltage to 24 volts will cause all kinds of electrical problems in your vehicle. The key problem it will cause is darkness...all the lights will ...
by raptor
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Questions about power inverters
Replies: 22
Views: 840

Re: Questions about power inverters

I also want to put in a dual battery system. I would assume that would greatly benefit this set up too. An upgraded alternator would be more useful if you want sustained power, since that is what drives the maximum sustained power level. An additional deep storage battery would of course add to run...
by raptor
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Questions about power inverters
Replies: 22
Views: 840

Re: Questions about power inverters

The first thing you need to do is check the size of your alternator. The math is simple an 85 amp alternator at 12 volts = (85 amps x 12 volts) 1,020 watts. That is the most power the inverter can put out for a sustained period. If you hook it to the battery it may be able to supply more power, albe...

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