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1 hour ago, Andie said:

We’re driving more thoughtful of getting more done when out. 
Just paid $5.00/gal tonight. Considering Texas supplies a 40% of US oil, that’s disheartening. It’s not like it being shipped into the US from the opposite side of the planet. It’s US oil. 
This whole thing stinks. 

All part of the "fun and games"....I live just across the border from Vancouver BC, whose metro area has a population of about 2.6M.

Their gas is significantly more expensive than ours, if I am doing my math right, they are paying about $7.50/gallon vs. our $4.70 or so.  They come down here to get gas, including filling multiple jerry cans.  During the weekends the discount gas stations here look like we have a hurricane about to come ashore.  It's ridiculous.

 

We have 2 refineries in our county, and 2 more refineries the next county to the south, yet for a while we were paying up to a dollar more here in Whatcom County as compared to the rest of the state because of our disproportionately higher "demand".  The Seattle media and the Attorney General started asking questions and they quietly dropped prices to me more in line with the rest of the state. 

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1 hour ago, Andie said:

We’re driving more thoughtful of getting more done when out. 
Just paid $5.00/gal tonight. Considering Texas supplies a 40% of US oil, that’s disheartening. It’s not like it being shipped into the US from the opposite side of the planet. It’s US oil. 
This whole thing stinks. 

Thanks Biden!

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I guess if the Cascadia quake hits we can eat the pig. And all these rabbits and ducks... We sell off about 40-50

of each a year, we could eat them instead. 

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2021-22: 52.6"                    2021-22: 82.13" 

2020-21: 12.0"                    2020-21: 71.59"

2019-20: 23.5"                   2019-20: 58.54"

2018-19: 63.5"                   2018-19: 66.33"

2017-18: 30.3"                   2017-18: 59.83"

2016-17: 49.2"                   2016-17: 97.58"

2015-16: 11.75"                 2015-16: 68.67"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"                  2013-14: 62.30
2012-13: 16.75"                 2012-13: 78.45  

2011-12: 98.5"                   2011-12: 92.67"

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9 hours ago, Chewbacca Defense said:

All part of the "fun and games"....I live just across the border from Vancouver BC, whose metro area has a population of about 2.6M.

Their gas is significantly more expensive than ours, if I am doing my math right, they are paying about $7.50/gallon vs. our $4.70 or so.  They come down here to get gas, including filling multiple jerry cans.  During the weekends the discount gas stations here look like we have a hurricane about to come ashore.  It's ridiculous.

 

We have 2 refineries in our county, and 2 more refineries the next county to the south, yet for a while we were paying up to a dollar more here in Whatcom County as compared to the rest of the state because of our disproportionately higher "demand".  The Seattle media and the Attorney General started asking questions and they quietly dropped prices to me more in line with the rest of the state. 

It’s always interesting to me how some areas see disproportionate prices for fuel.  They blame all kinds of things like transportation, demand, but I’m not buying it.  Texas has a lot of oil and refineries but you’ll see high fuel prices in Houston right next door to the refinery.  
 

They need to open up all US sources and stop buying foreign oil.  I’m all for foreign commerce but not when it’s so highly politicized or made to function as another weapon of war. 
We can’t function internationally in a constructive  manner when we have another nation with its foot on our economic necks.  

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1 hour ago, Andie said:

It’s always interesting to me how some areas see disproportionate prices for fuel.  They blame all kinds of things like transportation, demand, but I’m not buying it.  Texas has a lot of oil and refineries but you’ll see high fuel prices in Houston right next door to the refinery.  
 

They need to open up all US sources and stop buying foreign oil.  I’m all for foreign commerce but not when it’s so highly politicized or made to function as another weapon of war. 
We can’t function internationally in a constructive  manner when we have another nation with its foot on our economic necks.  

Unfortunately, switching to all domestic oil would not help on the gas price front.  As I mentioned in a previous post (may have been before iFred "degaussed" the forum) most of the cheap domestic oil is gone.  To really control gas prices, we would be looking at some sort of government price controls, which I'm not sure I am necessarily a fan of either.

Not buying foreign oil would however, at least eliminate the "excuse" for the oil companies to use something happening on the other side of the world impacting the price of oil/gas at home.

Regardless, the oil companies are going to get their pound of flesh, and until someone figures out a mechanism to control the gouging, we are at their mercy.

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9 hours ago, Chewbacca Defense said:

Careful, your ignorance is showing.

Haha! Nah, just a partisan response, like yours!

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2020-21: 12.0"                    2020-21: 71.59"

2019-20: 23.5"                   2019-20: 58.54"

2018-19: 63.5"                   2018-19: 66.33"

2017-18: 30.3"                   2017-18: 59.83"

2016-17: 49.2"                   2016-17: 97.58"

2015-16: 11.75"                 2015-16: 68.67"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"                  2013-14: 62.30
2012-13: 16.75"                 2012-13: 78.45  

2011-12: 98.5"                   2011-12: 92.67"

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Some Sunday morning reading.

Good take on the moral panic of the war in Ukraine.

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/ukraine-this-years-blm/

More whining from the always bitter Jemele Hill.

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/03/brittney-griner-russia-wnba-inequality/627048/

Biden is trying to blame inflation on the war. David Mark says that is unlikely to work. 

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/biden-blames-putin-his-ukraine-war-inflation-rate-high-gas-ncna1291691

Kirsten Powers at CNN implores Biden to ignore the neocon drums of war. 

https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/12/opinions/biden-should-ignore-lawmakers-beating-drum-of-war-powers/index.html

Roger Kimball at the Spectator summarizes Kamala's embarrassing trip to Eastern Europe. 

https://spectatorworld.com/topic/kamala-harris-laughs-war-ukraine/

The Minneapolis Star Tribune thinks we should all make sacrifices to support Ukraine...

https://www.startribune.com/sacrifices-needed-to-support-ukraine/600155510/

Hunger will increase in Africa and the Mideast due to the war.

https://www.economist.com/middle-east-and-africa/how-the-invasion-of-ukraine-will-spread-hunger-in-the-middle-east-and-africa/21808072

The world socialist website reminds us it's hard to take the United States seriously when discussing war crimes. 

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2022/03/12/pers-m12.html

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2020-21: 12.0"                    2020-21: 71.59"

2019-20: 23.5"                   2019-20: 58.54"

2018-19: 63.5"                   2018-19: 66.33"

2017-18: 30.3"                   2017-18: 59.83"

2016-17: 49.2"                   2016-17: 97.58"

2015-16: 11.75"                 2015-16: 68.67"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"                  2013-14: 62.30
2012-13: 16.75"                 2012-13: 78.45  

2011-12: 98.5"                   2011-12: 92.67"

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13 minutes ago, chrisahasasmallpp said:

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18 month old dead.

The more I read about the war, the more I want NATO annihilate the Russian forces.  

We would absolutely be in this war already if Russia did not have nukes.

War is hell. Apparently here in the United States we only understand this when the combatants are white and we can get updates on Tiktok. :(

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2020-21: 12.0"                    2020-21: 71.59"

2019-20: 23.5"                   2019-20: 58.54"

2018-19: 63.5"                   2018-19: 66.33"

2017-18: 30.3"                   2017-18: 59.83"

2016-17: 49.2"                   2016-17: 97.58"

2015-16: 11.75"                 2015-16: 68.67"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"                  2013-14: 62.30
2012-13: 16.75"                 2012-13: 78.45  

2011-12: 98.5"                   2011-12: 92.67"

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18 minutes ago, SilverFallsAndrew said:

Haha! Nah, just a partisan response, like yours!

If you are just doing some partisan trolling, that's one thing, but if that is truly your belief, then I would encourage you to reassess the situation, and open your eyes a bit and do some homework.

 

I am definitely guilty of partisan responses, but I would be saying the same thing with a president of either party, given the same set of circumstances.

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3 minutes ago, Chewbacca Defense said:

If you are just doing some partisan trolling, that's one thing, but if that is truly your belief, then I would encourage you to reassess the situation, and open your eyes a bit and do some homework.

 

I am definitely guilty of partisan responses, but I would be saying the same thing with a president of either party, given the same set of circumstances.

I think mistakes have been made in terms of this administrations energy policy which may have contributed to the already rising prices of energy in the US, but given what's going on in Ukraine there is likely nothing that can be done in the short term to control this spike. 

 

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2020-21: 12.0"                    2020-21: 71.59"

2019-20: 23.5"                   2019-20: 58.54"

2018-19: 63.5"                   2018-19: 66.33"

2017-18: 30.3"                   2017-18: 59.83"

2016-17: 49.2"                   2016-17: 97.58"

2015-16: 11.75"                 2015-16: 68.67"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"                  2013-14: 62.30
2012-13: 16.75"                 2012-13: 78.45  

2011-12: 98.5"                   2011-12: 92.67"

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10 hours ago, Chewbacca Defense said:

Careful, your ignorance is showing.

Former Obama Officials Warned Democrats About Inflation

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A former economic aide for President Obama, Steven Rattner, slammed Biden in a New York Times essay for getting inflation “so wrong,” while also reminding the Democrats that he and many other experts have warned them that this would happen. Rattner had served as a counselor to the Treasury Department in the Obama administration. 

Does Steven Rattner need to "do his homework" too?

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Ukraine has one of the lowest birthrates in the world at 1.23 births per woman. Significantly lower than the US, China, Germany, and even Russia. 

In 2021 there were over 442,000 more deaths than births in the country. Add to this the population experiences net OUT migration, and you have a country already in demographic collapse before the onset of this conflict. Between 1993 and 2021 the population of Ukraine fell by approximately 20%, a decline of nearly 11 million people. 

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2021-22: 52.6"                    2021-22: 82.13" 

2020-21: 12.0"                    2020-21: 71.59"

2019-20: 23.5"                   2019-20: 58.54"

2018-19: 63.5"                   2018-19: 66.33"

2017-18: 30.3"                   2017-18: 59.83"

2016-17: 49.2"                   2016-17: 97.58"

2015-16: 11.75"                 2015-16: 68.67"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"                  2013-14: 62.30
2012-13: 16.75"                 2012-13: 78.45  

2011-12: 98.5"                   2011-12: 92.67"

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1 hour ago, chrisahasasmallpp said:

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18 month old dead.

The more I read about the war, the more I want NATO annihilate the Russian forces.  

We would absolutely be in this war already if Russia did not have nukes.

Not to say you’re incorrect, but do you have any clue as to how many 18 month olds have died in government-backed conflicts around the world in, let’s say, the last 10 years?

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1 hour ago, Deweydog said:

Not to say you’re incorrect, but do you have any clue as to how many 18 month olds have died in government-backed conflicts around the world in, let’s say, the last 10 years?

You mean like the conflicts the US started? :)

One country invading another to claim its sovereignty doesn't happen all that often, especially a super power armed with nukes.

Not all "conflicts" are the same.

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16 minutes ago, chrisahasasmallpp said:

You mean like the conflicts the US started? :)

One country invading another to claim its sovereignty doesn't happen all that often, especially a super power armed with nukes.

Not all "conflicts" are the same.

We’re no saints. In fact, one of my MAGA friends is hot to trot about Iraq version 2.0 as some sort of false equivalency. Never mind the fact this is an individual who was blood thirsty for anti-war protesters back in the mid 2000’s. Funny how goal posts shift so easily when you’re mired in partisan slop.

Yes, clearly this war is an escalation. But there is also some careful framing going on here. I have to admit though, depending on where this ends up in the coming months, that framing may not be entirely bad.

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1 hour ago, Mr Marine Layer said:

They're also partially affected by inflation.

 

Only thing saving us is Joe Manchin torpedoing The Build Back WORSE bill. 

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2021-22: 52.6"                    2021-22: 82.13" 

2020-21: 12.0"                    2020-21: 71.59"

2019-20: 23.5"                   2019-20: 58.54"

2018-19: 63.5"                   2018-19: 66.33"

2017-18: 30.3"                   2017-18: 59.83"

2016-17: 49.2"                   2016-17: 97.58"

2015-16: 11.75"                 2015-16: 68.67"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"                  2013-14: 62.30
2012-13: 16.75"                 2012-13: 78.45  

2011-12: 98.5"                   2011-12: 92.67"

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2021-22: 52.6"                    2021-22: 82.13" 

2020-21: 12.0"                    2020-21: 71.59"

2019-20: 23.5"                   2019-20: 58.54"

2018-19: 63.5"                   2018-19: 66.33"

2017-18: 30.3"                   2017-18: 59.83"

2016-17: 49.2"                   2016-17: 97.58"

2015-16: 11.75"                 2015-16: 68.67"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"                  2013-14: 62.30
2012-13: 16.75"                 2012-13: 78.45  

2011-12: 98.5"                   2011-12: 92.67"

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9 hours ago, Mr Marine Layer said:

Former Obama Officials Warned Democrats About Inflation

Does Steven Rattner need to "do his homework" too?

That comment was specific to Andrew's blaming Biden for gas prices.

Yes, everyone was aware of inflation was coming, so congrats to Mr. Rattner for stating the obvious.  In other news, water is wet.

Biden and the democrats have done a piss poor trying to deal with it, but its not too surprising based on how inept that party has become.  That said, the Republican party is hell bent on sending this country down the river to ensure they get back in power through the midterms.  They had no problem with stimulus payments during the pandemic, and full transparency, I'm glad they did it, saved me and my family's a** as I was out of work for 9 months of 2020 and half of 2022.  Even if I had not benefited personally, I would have been on board with it as a lot of people needed  that help.

 

They suddenly develop a fiscal conscience when the other guy is in office:  Sure, Biden gets the infrastructure bill, and yes, 13 Republicans voted for it, but they have been threatened and harassed for their vote. 

 

The Build Back Better plan, while it certainly had its flaws, is also had the endorsement of 17 Nobel Prize winning economist as a good strong bill to help ease inflation.  But the Republican party was dead set against it, as it would make Biden look good.  Ironically, Republican strongholds stood to benefit the most from the social programs being proposed. 

 

 

 

 

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This is totally insane. Any politician calling for ramping up our involvement should be voted out in the upcoming election, regardless of party. I hope Biden can keep a backbone and keep us out of the war. I might have to give him some kudos if he does. Portman's comments are incredibly irresponsible. 

https://www.chron.com/news/article/Bipartisan-calls-ramp-up-on-Biden-to-give-Ukraine-16998825.php

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2021-22: 52.6"                    2021-22: 82.13" 

2020-21: 12.0"                    2020-21: 71.59"

2019-20: 23.5"                   2019-20: 58.54"

2018-19: 63.5"                   2018-19: 66.33"

2017-18: 30.3"                   2017-18: 59.83"

2016-17: 49.2"                   2016-17: 97.58"

2015-16: 11.75"                 2015-16: 68.67"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"                  2013-14: 62.30
2012-13: 16.75"                 2012-13: 78.45  

2011-12: 98.5"                   2011-12: 92.67"

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22 minutes ago, Chewbacca Defense said:

That comment was specific to Andrew's blaming Biden for gas prices.

Yes, everyone was aware of inflation was coming, so congrats to Mr. Rattner for stating the obvious.  In other news, water is wet.

Biden and the democrats have done a piss poor trying to deal with it, but its not too surprising based on how inept that party has become.  That said, the Republican party is hell bent on sending this country down the river to ensure they get back in power through the midterms.  They had no problem with stimulus payments during the pandemic, and full transparency, I'm glad they did it, saved me and my family's a** as I was out of work for 9 months of 2020 and half of 2022.  Even if I had not benefited personally, I would have been on board with it as a lot of people needed  that help.

 

They suddenly develop a fiscal conscience when the other guy is in office:  Sure, Biden gets the infrastructure bill, and yes, 13 Republicans voted for it, but they have been threatened and harassed for their vote. 

 

The Build Back Better plan, while it certainly had its flaws, is also had the endorsement of 17 Nobel Prize winning economist as a good strong bill to help ease inflation.  But the Republican party was dead set against it, as it would make Biden look good.  Ironically, Republican strongholds stood to benefit the most from the social programs being proposed. 

 

 

 

 

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12 minutes ago, SilverFallsAndrew said:

This is totally insane. Any politician calling for ramping up our involvement should be voted out in the upcoming election, regardless of party. I hope Biden can keep a backbone and keep us out of the war. I might have to give him some kudos if he does. Portman's comments are incredibly irresponsible. 

https://www.chron.com/news/article/Bipartisan-calls-ramp-up-on-Biden-to-give-Ukraine-16998825.php

I agree, though it is becoming very clear that Putin, either by accident through his own delusion, or on purpose, is testing the limit of just how far he can push it.  There is more and more chatter about chemical weapons coming in to play, which seems to me a more realistic escalation than nukes.  Putin has demonstrated on several occasions that he is willing to use  them. 

I think that will become a real test for the US/NATO as to what the level of involvement will be.

Prior to that happening, it sounds like they are getting dangerously close to the border with Poland.  How long until an artillery round or missile "accidentally" strays across the border?  Or a Russian jet or helicopter strays into Polish airspace while on an attack run or evading an AA missile....

I fear we are on a collision course to getting dragged into the war, though I do hope I am wrong.

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7 minutes ago, Deweydog said:

It’s like the days of Trump wanting his face on the first round of checks never happened.

If I am not mistaken, he still *signed*  the check though.  I believe checks from the government are typically signed by the head of whatever agency is issuing them (Secretary of the Treasurer, etc) And we got *signed letters* from him, which could not go in the shredder fast enough!

I'm just so D**n sick of the whole thing.....getting to the point of borrowing the joke and changing it to "what do you call a boatload of congressmen/women in a sinking in the middle of the ocean?  A good start!"

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There was a time not too long ago that everyone agreed monetary policy was the thing that could really control inflation.

We are so used to free money with nearly 0% interest, it's forgotten that that's not the historical normal and it has its limits. 

And it wasn't Biden pressuring the fed not to raise interest rates.

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1 hour ago, chrisahasasmallpp said:

There was a time not too long ago that everyone agreed monetary policy was the thing that could really control inflation.

We are so used to free money with nearly 0% interest, it's forgotten that that's not the historical normal and it has its limits. 

And it wasn't Biden pressuring the fed not to raise interest rates.

Economic irresponsibility transcends playpen party politics. Biden would be riding that wave if he could get away with it, just as Trump, Obama and Bush did before him.

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8 minutes ago, Deweydog said:

Economic irresponsibility transcends playpen party politics. Biden would be riding that wave if he could get away with it, just as Trump, Obama and Bush did before him.

Probably, yes.  But at least Biden has let the fed do its thing.

If there is any one person to blame if there's an extended period of inflation, it would be Powell for not acting sooner and more decisively to increase interest rates.

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17 hours ago, SilverFallsAndrew said:

Ukraine has one of the lowest birthrates in the world at 1.23 births per woman. Significantly lower than the US, China, Germany, and even Russia. 

In 2021 there were over 442,000 more deaths than births in the country. Add to this the population experiences net OUT migration, and you have a country already in demographic collapse before the onset of this conflict. Between 1993 and 2021 the population of Ukraine fell by approximately 20%, a decline of nearly 11 million people. 

To follow up, the pregnant woman rescued from the maternity hospital, that was all over the news, has died and her baby with her.  
Before dying she begged to be killed in order to save the child.  
 

I know it’s a “minor” story but it magnifies the tragedy most can relate to. Her family did recover her body to bury instead of a mass grave.  
 

Sometimes the micro is the macro by example. I’ve never known life without war and I’m no youngster. This entire war is monumental madness but then all war is and reflects the failure within us as humans. 

Before You Diagnose Yourself With Depression or Low Self-Esteem,...First Make Sure You Are Not In Fact, Just Surrounded By A$$holes.

 

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9 hours ago, chrisahasasmallpp said:

Probably, yes.  But at least Biden has let the fed do its thing.

If there is any one person to blame if there's an extended period of inflation, it would be Powell for not acting sooner and more decisively to increase interest rates.

The Fed has gone down a road since 2008 that it will be very difficult to get back from. Our economy has avoided depression thanks to their unprecedented actions, but now it's essentially dependent on easy money and very low interest rates.

A forum for the end of the world.

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On 3/11/2022 at 8:23 PM, hawkstwelve said:

Based on seemingly popular demand guests can now only read this topic. They can no longer post here, just like on all the other subforums. No more "anonymous" Russian bots.

I think they were most likely trolls, quite likely by some regulars here wanting to do so anonymously.

This is an off-topics forum on an rather obscure site for weather geeks. A backwater of a backwater, in other words. Those in the employ of the Russian state to disseminate propaganda are focusing on the big social networks that everyone has heard about. (Because why waste your time propagandizing to such a small audience?)

The obscurity of this entire site is why I think the trolls are likely to be regulars. Most people don’t even know this site exists.

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4 minutes ago, Rubus Leucodermis said:

quite likely by some regulars here wanting to do so anonymously.

Yeah, sorry, I just couldn't keep those porn sites to myself any longer.

>1" snowfalls at KFAR in 2021-22: 11/11-12 (1.0"), 11/13 (1.8"), 12/2 (1.0"), 12/4-5 (4.8"), 12/21 (3.1"), 12/25 (3.2"), 12/26-27 (8.6"), 12/28 (2.9"), 1/4-5 (3.2"), 1/14 (2.7"), 1/22 (2.8"),

 

Total 2021-22 snowfall at KFAR: 51.7"                                                  Coldest Minimum: -28*F (1/1, 1/7)

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11 hours ago, Deweydog said:

Economic irresponsibility transcends playpen party politics. Biden would be riding that wave if he could get away with it, just as Trump, Obama and Bush did before him.

Yup, and it wasn’t too terribly long ago that Trumpers were whining about how unfair it was that Trump was going to be holding the bag for any pandemic-induced downturn. It all comes with the territory: presidents always get blame/credit for how the economy is doing, even though they typically don’t have all that much to do with the business cycle.

It's called clown range for a reason.

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On 3/13/2022 at 1:10 PM, Chewbacca Defense said:

Unfortunately, switching to all domestic oil would not help on the gas price front.  As I mentioned in a previous post (may have been before iFred "degaussed" the forum) most of the cheap domestic oil is gone.  To really control gas prices, we would be looking at some sort of government price controls, which I'm not sure I am necessarily a fan of either.

Not buying foreign oil would however, at least eliminate the "excuse" for the oil companies to use something happening on the other side of the world impacting the price of oil/gas at home.

Regardless, the oil companies are going to get their pound of flesh, and until someone figures out a mechanism to control the gouging, we are at their mercy.

What we actually need is a large scale investment into nuclear power, worldwide. Safety and technology/efficiency have both come a long way since the 1980s.

It’s the only way to keep emissions + prices low while we transition to renewable sources of energy. Because the production of solar panels, battery powered cars, turbines, and general human infrastructure will require large quantities of energy in the meantime. Switch base production to nuclear and you can then build a new grid off that as fossil fuels are phased out.

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12 hours ago, Front Ranger said:

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That's my profile pic on Instagram.

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>1" snowfalls at KFAR in 2021-22: 11/11-12 (1.0"), 11/13 (1.8"), 12/2 (1.0"), 12/4-5 (4.8"), 12/21 (3.1"), 12/25 (3.2"), 12/26-27 (8.6"), 12/28 (2.9"), 1/4-5 (3.2"), 1/14 (2.7"), 1/22 (2.8"),

 

Total 2021-22 snowfall at KFAR: 51.7"                                                  Coldest Minimum: -28*F (1/1, 1/7)

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15 hours ago, Phil said:

What we actually need is a large scale investment into nuclear power, worldwide. Safety and technology/efficiency have both come a long way since the 1980s.

It’s the only way to keep emissions + prices low while we transition to renewable sources of energy. Because the production of solar panels, battery powered cars, turbines, and general human infrastructure will require large quantities of energy in the meantime. Switch base production to nuclear and you can then build a new grid off that as fossil fuels are phased out.

I keep thinking of the flying car in ‘Back to the Future’ that ran on garbage!   I want one.  🤩

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Snowfall                                  Precip

2021-22: 52.6"                    2021-22: 82.13" 

2020-21: 12.0"                    2020-21: 71.59"

2019-20: 23.5"                   2019-20: 58.54"

2018-19: 63.5"                   2018-19: 66.33"

2017-18: 30.3"                   2017-18: 59.83"

2016-17: 49.2"                   2016-17: 97.58"

2015-16: 11.75"                 2015-16: 68.67"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"                  2013-14: 62.30
2012-13: 16.75"                 2012-13: 78.45  

2011-12: 98.5"                   2011-12: 92.67"

It's always sunny at Winters Hill! 

 

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Another piece of my home emergency/disaster kit just arrived!! 

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Elevation 580’ Location a few miles east of I-5 on the Snohomish Co side of the Snohomish/Skagit border. I love snow/cold AND sun/warmth! 

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2 hours ago, SilverFallsAndrew said:

That is a really long article to say they don't like people using the word treasonous in nearly all context.  He probably should hire an editor.

I couldn't even find what gabbard actually said in that entire article.  Which, imo, is a giant red flag.

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2 hours ago, chrisahasasmallpp said:

That is a really long article to say they don't like people using the word treasonous in nearly all context.  He probably should hire an editor.

I couldn't even find what gabbard actually said in that entire article.  Which, imo, is a giant red flag.

It’s in there. 

Snowfall                                  Precip

2021-22: 52.6"                    2021-22: 82.13" 

2020-21: 12.0"                    2020-21: 71.59"

2019-20: 23.5"                   2019-20: 58.54"

2018-19: 63.5"                   2018-19: 66.33"

2017-18: 30.3"                   2017-18: 59.83"

2016-17: 49.2"                   2016-17: 97.58"

2015-16: 11.75"                 2015-16: 68.67"

2014-15: 3.5"
2013-14: 11.75"                  2013-14: 62.30
2012-13: 16.75"                 2012-13: 78.45  

2011-12: 98.5"                   2011-12: 92.67"

It's always sunny at Winters Hill! 

 

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18 minutes ago, chrisahasasmallpp said:

Unrelated to Russia, but Larry Summers thinks stagflation is in the cards - which is no bueno and very difficult to break out of.  Just ask Japan.

https://wapo.st/3qaPXLk

This one is wider in scope but gives a decent overview of the recent missteps…

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wsj.com/amp/articles/the-humbling-of-the-federal-reserve-inflation-jerome-powell-federal-open-market-committee-11647294356

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