2022-09-28 17:10 from Nurb432
So someone blew up one of the largest natural gas pipelines on earth.
Word on the street is Joe Biden did it.
I am so glad I became energy self-sufficient, but everybody else is so fucking screwed.
2022-09-28 22:05 from zelgomer2022-09-28 21:10 from Nurb432 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
So someone blew up one of the largest natural gas pipelines on earth.
Gonna be a cold winter in Germany. Just one step closer to the big
Funy enough, Trump already warned the Germans that their dependence on Russian gas was a very bad thing and nobody paid him any atention, so many years ago.
The German power market is also very badly designed. Power suppliers sell their watts in auction and the legal price of power is fixed as the most expensive sale price. This means that if I show up and sell three million gigawatts per hour for a dollar, and somebody else shows up and sells a kilowatt per hour for a million dollar, then end consumers get to pay a million dollar per kwph even if it is one of my cheap ones.
Not sure i am 100% but i could get pretty close if needed as i have plenty of solar in boxes in the garage, and batteries. And a multi-fuel generator, as long as supplies held out..
Problem i would have is heating as we are natural gas powered here, not electric. And while i like colder weather, no heat when its 12 degrees isn't good for you, or your water pipes.
Sat Oct 01 2022 06:43:14 PM EDT from darknetuserI am so glad I became energy self-sufficient, but everybody else is so fucking screwed.
And the latest news from Hunter's Laptop is that the Obamabiden terrorist group was actively sabotaging the legitimate Trump administration in 2017, operating shadow foreign policies with other nations.
This is treason. We The People demand the maximum sentence for every member of the Obama, Biden, and Pelosi families.
Don't forget Clinton family. and a host of others i'm sure.
But the reality is, NOTHING will happen. They will cheat again, and that will be the end as there wont be another election after that. Either we collapse into civil war ( if we have not been totally disarmed by then ), or they simply become official rulers and just cancel the entire constitutional structure.
Either way, the end is near.
Personally, i think it was lost before it began. They will cheat again.
If the electors were per-county instead of per-population-index, dems would nevar win, and cheating would be way moar difficult. Thankfully moar people are starting to see through the Demokrats' bullSchiff, and that's a good thing.
You remember what was trendering among Dems in 2016 after the election? "Land doesn't vote" which made it clear (for anykitty who has a brain) they don't think anybody lives outside of a major city. They think all that land outside of major cities is unpawpewlated wilderness. Very strange, Penny Lane.
They literally have nothing else to run on. They know that their policies are disasters.
Major cities are becoming more and more of a liability, not just for electoral politics but in general. They attract money, which attracts corruption, which attracts policies that favor crime and socialism.
For national elections, there is no Constitutional mandate for Senators to be selected by a popular vote; likewise for Presidential electors. Doing it that way makes large urban centers a magnet for political corruption (Exhibit
A: nearly every city).
I'd prefer to go back to Senators being selected by the States Legislatures, and I'd like to see every state go to the model of splitting Presidential electors by district instead of the winner-takes-all model that gives CA and NY a tyrannical level of influence.
Right about here is where I usually stop being reasonable and end the message with something snarky and hostile. So the worst thing you can imagine me saying is included herein by reference.
And all the people there, morons, serfs, KKK, rednecks, etc. ( insert other insult here )
Mon Oct 10 2022 12:54:17 PM EDT from LadySerenaKitty
They think all that land outside of major cities is unpawpewlated wilderness.
2022-10-01 18:52 from Nurb432
Not sure i am 100% but i could get pretty close if needed as i have
plenty of solar in boxes in the garage, and batteries. And a
multi-fuel generator, as long as supplies held out..
Problem i would have is heating as we are natural gas powered here,
not electric. And while i like colder weather, no heat when its 12
degrees isn't good for you, or your water pipes.Sat Oct 01 2022 06:43:14 PM EDT from darknetuser
I am so glad I became energy self-sufficient, but everybody else
is so fucking screwed.
If you have surprlus electricity, you can close your house and heat a single room with an electric heater. Not great but better than nothing.
Actually I have plenty biomass to burn and an impressive (and very ilegal) oil reserve. My plan is to use electricity for everything, since my home power generation is so oversized, and use wood for heating and cooking if both [ the world goes to hell && there is no solar power enough for expending extra ].
This is treason. We The People demand the maximum sentence for every
member of the Obama, Biden, and Pelosi families.
Being forced to use Windows Vista for all their waking hours, with no tech support, forever? If I were them I would plea for mercy and ask to a reduced penaulty instead. Such as Death.
I have a couple hundred gallons or so of heating oil, but its old.. REALLY old, 3 decades or more. so doubt its useful for anything.
Didn't realize it was full until recently ( thought it was empty, Was supposed to be. Should not have assumed ) so getting ready to drain and dispose of it all before it causes a problem.
Wed Oct 12 2022 06:25:30 AM EDT from darknetuseran impressive (and very ilegal) oil reserve.
2022-10-12 17:15 from Nurb432
I have a couple hundred gallons or so of heating oil, but its old..
REALLY old, 3 decades or more. so doubt its useful for anything.
Didn't realize it was full until recently ( thought it was empty, Was
supposed to be. Should not have assumed ) so getting ready to drain
and dispose of it all before it causes a problem.
Man, that is too bad.
I make a conscious effort to rotate the fuel cans in the reserve. I have the equivalent of 425 US gallons in cans and it would suck to let it spoil.
At our data centers we put both fuel stabilizer and biocide in our generator tanks. And even then we run occasional exercies and there's the odd "demand generation event" once in a while, so we slowly rotate our fuel stock even if there hasn't been an extended outage this year.
At home I keep whatever's in the tank plus another 5 gallons, with a good amount of stabilizer in it. It's not enough for a SHTF event but it's enough to keep the lights on and the food cold if the wires are down for a couple of days.
Ya, it would never make it thru a generator, but I thought of trying to build a drip furnace which would be far more forgiving, then run a thermocouple to generate power from the heat. But a lot of work for what is probably bad anyway. And i need to get it out of the tank, like yesterday..
Yup. Plan is to drain it then pour a gallon or 2 of dish soap in it to naturalize whatever sludge is left on the bottom, then ~ 100 pounds or so of kitty litter on top of that. Got the pump hooked up now, next is the task of pumping out a couple of containers at a time, then taking them to the disposal place. Rinse/Repeat for who knows how long since i can only guess how much is there ( i know the level and estimate the diameter easily if i assume its round, but dont know the width of the tank ). Will take a while but at least the process is started.
When i moved in some 20 years ago i was told it was empty.. i should not have taken their word for it.
....and yes i could hire someone and pump it at once into a truck, but around here if anyone touches it professionally, out it has to come, so now its a $5k bill... Sort of like older AC now, if its Freon you can keep it but if it needs any repair at all, it gets completely replaced.
Ya, its why my WAG (wild ass guess) was a couple hundred. its not full, but its over 1/2.