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Coffee Crowd for Civilized Discourse on World Events

 
Riff-Raff  (OP)
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It is the UK express...However, "Ukraine LIVE: Horror as report Putin's motorcade attacked with explosives rattles Russia"....

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If confirmed, that might cement the chatter we've been hearing about people wanting to forcibly remove Putin from power.
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RIFF, do u stop and pick up take out food often? i'm curious.

we haven't stopped much during the 2 years. did some in the early days in remote towns cause the virus wasn't wide spread here. haven't even stopped for a milkshake in a long while. don't trust ppl since none are wearing masks. so the workers are breathing all over the food.
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Quite often. We don't consider virus transmission by take-out food to be a high risk at all.
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interesting. i'd b concerned with them breathing on lettuce and bread.

i still disinfect everything that we bring home, but i don't think covid is infecting ppl that way. if it was, cases would have been much higher.
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Confirmed date.
Midnight.
Unconfirmed 3 days

Thread: INSIDER RAILROAD STRIKE INFO: IT STARTs TOMORROW THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 15th
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Thanks Guythu.

I was wondering. It's gotten quiet here. Coal gets delivered here by ships on the lake and then loaded onto trains. We also have Amtrak that stops here.

I have thought this was coming for some time, just watching all the houses that came on the market in the next county over. There is a major RR town about an hour from here. The houses started being sold late spring/early summer. At first I thought it was landlords selling off, but there are still many houses for sale down there.
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Well, that will clear up traffic jams near RR crossings at least.
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The other day I was picking up dinner at the local Arby's drive-thru, and was told "Card or exact change only." Thought that was weird, so I asked about it at the window. Turns out they had no coins to make change with.

Haven't we been down this road before? Where is all US coinage going?
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So the change shortage is still happening? Or happening again?
A whole new level of fuckery
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It is the UK express...However, "Ukraine LIVE: Horror as report Putin's motorcade attacked with explosives rattles Russia"....

[link to www.express.co.uk (secure)]
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If confirmed, that might cement the chatter we've been hearing about people wanting to forcibly remove Putin from power.
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They also need to remove his top 10 guys as well. Maybe they will start “falling out of windows” soon
A whole new level of fuckery
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Well, that will clear up traffic jams near RR crossings at least.
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It’s going to clear a lot of things.
Will be interesting to see how long Govt let’s us go on.
Especially with midterms.
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 Quoting: Guythu


Well, that will clear up traffic jams near RR crossings at least.
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It’s going to clear a lot of things.
Will be interesting to see how long Govt let’s us go on.
Especially with midterms.
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the plan is to let the strike go on. then the govern can blame workers for all our problems. look over there not at them, the clown, or the witch.

gota blame everything u can for the lack of workers and not the vax. RUSSIA for energy shortage and high prices, farmers for lack of food, cops for cities burning down, probly blame the SC for the forumla shortage.u know CA is short of electricity, not cause all the electro cars, but birds flying into windmills.

BIDEN has it under control. prices will go so high, there won't b any shortages. after a while the 10 ppl left will do the work of 1000. they'll have to to afford to eat.
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we went from being over the target, to actually being the target. too close to the truth.
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It is the UK express...However, "Ukraine LIVE: Horror as report Putin's motorcade attacked with explosives rattles Russia"....

[link to www.express.co.uk (secure)]
 Quoting: Lago


If confirmed, that might cement the chatter we've been hearing about people wanting to forcibly remove Putin from power.
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They also need to remove his top 10 guys as well. Maybe they will start “falling out of windows” soon
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International Business Times ran this story, so I'm calling it "confirmed." There does seem to be a lack of clarity about exactly when it happened, though.
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Just interesting to me

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Water treatment friend posted how the RR strike could affect water treatment due to the delivery of chlorine.
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Well, that will clear up traffic jams near RR crossings at least.
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It’s going to clear a lot of things.
Will be interesting to see how long Govt let’s us go on.
Especially with midterms.
 Quoting: Guythu



Railroads And Unions Reach "Tentative Agreement" To Avert Rail Strike

"Following 20 consecutive hours of negotiations at the Department of Labor, rail companies and union negotiators came to a tentative agreement that balances the needs of workers, businesses, and our nation's economy," according to a Labor Department statement Thursday morning.

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 Quoting: Guythu


Well, that will clear up traffic jams near RR crossings at least.
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It’s going to clear a lot of things.
Will be interesting to see how long Govt let’s us go on.
Especially with midterms.
 Quoting: Guythu



Railroads And Unions Reach "Tentative Agreement" To Avert Rail Strike

"Following 20 consecutive hours of negotiations at the Department of Labor, rail companies and union negotiators came to a tentative agreement that balances the needs of workers, businesses, and our nation's economy," according to a Labor Department statement Thursday morning.

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Almost literally at the 11th hour.
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DOOM off .... for now. however, delay takes us into mid winter if the workers don't agree with the deal.
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we went from being over the target, to actually being the target. too close to the truth.
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McDonalds is hurting for workers, so much so, they have a banner “Join The Team” that covers a 3rd of their drink cup.
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I have some good news for once!

We finally found a house we both like and put a bid in on it. Interest rates are making it difficult to find an affordable house, but I think we did it. All depends on the inspections now.

I also got another 6 week reprieve from dialysis so I don't have to worry about moving with all of that going on too. I'm not getting any better, but it's not any worse...sort of. It's hard to explain, sorry.

This house is one that I was kind of looking at, but it had gone contingent a couple of weeks ago. It just went back on the market the other day. Hopefully, they'll accept our bid.
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I have some good news for once!

We finally found a house we both like and put a bid in on it. Interest rates are making it difficult to find an affordable house, but I think we did it. All depends on the inspections now.

I also got another 6 week reprieve from dialysis so I don't have to worry about moving with all of that going on too. I'm not getting any better, but it's not any worse...sort of. It's hard to explain, sorry.

This house is one that I was kind of looking at, but it had gone contingent a couple of weeks ago. It just went back on the market the other day. Hopefully, they'll accept our bid.
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Yay!
wave
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I have some good news for once!

We finally found a house we both like and put a bid in on it. Interest rates are making it difficult to find an affordable house, but I think we did it. All depends on the inspections now.

I also got another 6 week reprieve from dialysis so I don't have to worry about moving with all of that going on too. I'm not getting any better, but it's not any worse...sort of. It's hard to explain, sorry.

This house is one that I was kind of looking at, but it had gone contingent a couple of weeks ago. It just went back on the market the other day. Hopefully, they'll accept our bid.
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Yay!
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The biggest apparent problem is the oven! It's the same size as the one in my parent's old 5th wheel camper! That and the stove top are pretty old, but they're gas and still work. Hopefully, nothing major pops up.
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is the stove old? u may want to keep it somewhere.

modern stoves will not work if the power goes out. they have a safety switch that shuts off the gas once the electricity stops. to test, unplug it and check to see if burners will light. best to know this now before u are in the middle of cooking dinner and power goes out. or the middle of JAN. brrrr

good luck,TB.
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is the stove old? u may want to keep it somewhere.

modern stoves will not work if the power goes out. they have a safety switch that shuts off the gas once the electricity stops. to test, unplug it and check to see if burners will light. best to know this now before u are in the middle of cooking dinner and power goes out. or the middle of JAN. brrrr

good luck,TB.
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Yeah, they're old. The oven and cooktop are separate built-ins, but they're gas so they rarely wear out.


Thanks, JAZZz.
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Germany Seizes Assets of Russian Oil Giant Rosneft

Germany seized the local unit of Russian oil major Rosneft PJSC as Berlin moves to take sweeping control of its energy industry, secure supplies and sever decades of deep dependence on Moscow for fuel.

In parallel to its swoop on Rosneft, Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s government is in advanced talks to take over Uniper SE and two other large gas importers to avoid a collapse of its energy system

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Japan eyes building shelter on Okinawa island amid Taiwan tensions

Japan is considering building an evacuation shelter for residents on a remote island in Okinawa in the event of a military contingency near the country's southwestern Nansei Islands chain or Taiwan, government sources said Thursday.

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BREAKING: US Secretary Antony Blinken has announced an additional $600 million in military aid to Ukraine.

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Feels more and more like watching old news reals leading up to WWII
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It's my personal opinion based on analysis of posts and comments from both the both far-right and far-left. It's no longer just a difference of political ideology; each side actively hates the other and believes violence is required to "save America" from the other side.

This mid-term election will be an early indicator, and the 2024 election will most likely be the final straw. I'm not going to try to predict an exact date because I don't believe in that crap, but I think there will be an incident, initially just another news story, that will end up being the trigger for widespread violence across the country. I don't know what it will be, but it will result in violent protests that will make the summer of 2020 look like a town hall meeting.

What sucks is it will start with political extremists, but will spread to include people who do not think violence is the solution. They will be forced to use violence to defend themselves or perish. Thus, it will become a self-sustaining reaction.

I hope I'm wrong. But I've been watching political extremists on both sides since the rise of the Tea Party, and I've never seen so many people so riled up and actively calling for violence against the opposition. We're not talking about your usual nut cases who are exceptions to the rule; we're talking about otherwise law-abiding, rational people who have become so blinded by the political rhetoric that they have lost their ability for rational thought.

I am honestly very afraid for this country right now. Raffette and I are actually working on a contingency plan to permanently leave the United States if it gets too bad. That's how concerned we are about this.

We've got a couple of years, and maybe something huge will happen that causes people to reunite as Americans, allowing everyone to step back from the edge. But I'm not optimistic.
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We are looking into other countries as well. Problem is if you are older, they don't want us! They all want an investment of $700,000 and MORE into the country if you want to relocate there.

I really don't even know where to even begin to look. Everyplace has it's negatives: unstable governments, drug cartels, high crime, zero human rights. Where is there to escape to?
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Some European countries are desperate for people. Italy, Spain, and Portugal are all fairly easy to immigrate to. We're looking at Italy.
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If you have ancestry there, sometimes you can apply for full citizenship which allows you to go ANYWHERE in the EU. You have to have been descended from an ancestor who didn't get citizenship
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Stumbled across this.
Ranking of passports and requirements
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Source
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Can’t post the link.
2022 is just the start and society can barely tolerate it.
Can’t even imagine next year.


IMF warns Europe faces risk of social unrest
Warning comes as EU hits energy suppliers with €140bn raid on profits

In the UK, the Government is stepping in to cap energy bills at an average of £2,500, compared to £3,549 without the support. The cap is still almost double the £1,277 households were paying on average last October.
2022 is just the start - From the same article.

“On Wednesday the French government said power and gas price increases will be capped at 15pc next year, with the state stepping in with about €16bn of support.

It means more of the rises in wholesale energy prices will be passed onto households compared to this year, during which the government has kept gas prices frozen and limited electricity price rises to 4pc.”
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We are looking into other countries as well. Problem is if you are older, they don't want us! They all want an investment of $700,000 and MORE into the country if you want to relocate there.

I really don't even know where to even begin to look. Everyplace has it's negatives: unstable governments, drug cartels, high crime, zero human rights. Where is there to escape to?
 Quoting: SpinalCracker


Some European countries are desperate for people. Italy, Spain, and Portugal are all fairly easy to immigrate to. We're looking at Italy.
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If you have ancestry there, sometimes you can apply for full citizenship which allows you to go ANYWHERE in the EU. You have to have been descended from an ancestor who didn't get citizenship
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Stumbled across this.
Ranking of passports and requirements
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Source
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This link opened for me.

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How to become citizens in 15 countries, including Italy...

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Best country to retire?

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