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Coffee Crowd for Civilized Discourse on World Events

 
Larry D. Croc

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By the way, I just purchased the first three 10-foot sections of a 60-foot mast for my planned EOTW antenna array. Technically, it will be closer to 55 feet after the base gets buried in cement, but that's still plenty tall enough! Planning to mount the following devices on it:

1: High Frequency shortwave antenna for global communications
2: Dual-band 2-meter and 70-centimeter antenna for county and state communications
3: Citizen's Band antenna for local communications
4: Multi-band receiver antenna
5: 3 TV antennae, pointed at Indianapolis, Louisville, and Cincinnati
6: 4 wireless remote cameras providing 360-degree coverage of horizon
7: Remote weather station

It will be buried in three to five feet of concrete and anchored 20 feet up at the peak of my barn roof, which means it should pretty much survive any wind gust even without guy wires. Anything strong enough to take down the mast is going be strong enough to take the barn with it.

I plan on getting the first two sections up with just the roof anchors this weekend so I can get it plumb and mark the hole to be dug. I'll get it set in cement before winter hits, add the third section and then let it sit all winter before adding the last three sections and putting a load on it sometime next year.

I'll try to post photos as I go.
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It'll be interesting to see the progress of the project.
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Been absent for some days now. Had to drive from Wisconsin to Massachusetts and back. Youngest stepson (28) got married. His new wife's family is all from the Connecticut area and have apparently vacationed on Martha's Vineyard for 30 years so that's where the wedding was held.

Random observations on our trip through Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, northern New York, and Massachusetts, in no particular order.

Lowest gas prices were here in Wisconsin. Highest by a good 10% were in New York. Used about 80 gallons of fuel in all and ended up with an average prices of $3.79. The good news was the car got an average of 32 mpg.

Illinois remains the epicenter of road construction. New York and Massachusetts had a lot of the orange "road work ahead" signs mounted but in a lot of cases there was no work at all being conducted.

Stopped just past Syracuse our first night out at a place called Turning Stone. Haven't been to Las Vegas since our granddaughter was born four years ago (it's where we married and had been where we went to celebrate our anniversary every August) so I picked Turning Stone for it's casino. Didn't have a reservation but they had rooms. Won enough dinking around on the slots that the room and our dinner cost us a net of $65, heh heh.

From there to the ferry was a more choppy drive based on the route we had to travel through Cape Cod, etc.

New York seems to like posting road signs that spell out their laws on driving more than any state I've been in. As in "do this twice and it's an automatic license suspension", etc.

Tolls, tolls, tolls, spare me from tolls. Spent well over $100 on the EZ Pass. Enough already.

Stopped in Cooperstown this past Monday on our way back. IF one is a fan of baseball it's not to be missed. Headed from there to Cleveland where we spent part of Tuesday at the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. Again, not to be missed.

Drove from Cleveland to Lafayette, Indiana so I could look at where my birth mother grew up. Got to visit her final resting place; her cremains are buried at the foot of my grandparent's graves in West Lafayette.

I'd estimate 2-4% of the people we saw on the trip were masked. Our route, other than Chicago, didn't take us through any major metro areas. Got caught up in stadium traffic late Monday afternoon in the Buffalo area.

Didn't really hear any casual conversations in our travels about Covid, energy issues, or Russia/Ukraine. Oddly enough didn't hear one word about DeSantis sending illegals to Martha's Vineyard even though they arrived, via plane apparently, just hours before we took the car ferry to the island.

Good to be back home and to "see" you all again.
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glad u had a good trip,CROC. u coulda took I86 across NY along the PA border and bypassed much of the tolls on the turnpike to the north.
JAZZZ50

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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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Thanks everyone! We should be able to be moved in by the end of next month.
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What a relief that must be. All the best to you and your husband, TB, you deserve it.
 Quoting: Larry D. Croc


It would have been, but the house totally failed the inspection. It was one of the sneakiest flips I've seen.

That's ok. Looking at 2 more tomorrow.

Thanks for the good thoughts!
Larry D. Croc

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Thanks everyone! We should be able to be moved in by the end of next month.
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What a relief that must be. All the best to you and your husband, TB, you deserve it.
 Quoting: Larry D. Croc


It would have been, but the house totally failed the inspection. It was one of the sneakiest flips I've seen.

That's ok. Looking at 2 more tomorrow.

Thanks for the good thoughts!
 Quoting: Texan Buckeye



Yeah, sorry for the premature congrats. It DID sound promising, sorry the sellers were snakes.
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Drone video shows thousands of dead cattle dumped on ground in Rajasthan, India. As per reports more than 85,000 cows died in Rajasthan only and another 2 million cows are infected across the nation with deadly

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JUST IN: Hong Kong said it will end its controversial #COVID19 hotel quarantine policy for all arrivals from Sept. 26, more than 2.5 years after it was first implemented, in a long-awaited move for many residents and businesses in the financial hub.

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Hmmm…

Doctors scramble to contain new Ebola outbreak as virus spreads
A strain of the virus with no approved vaccine has been detected near a busy road which connects the Ugandan capital to the DRC

Vaccine approval and manufacturing can take years. But if infections begin to skyrocket and the vaccines are deemed safe, vaccine trials could potentially start in the field within “weeks”, according to Dr Ana Maria Henao-Restrepo from WHO’s epidemics research and development team.

Last night a team of experts from the WHO's R&D Blueprint committee met to discuss how this might work..

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I have my own ideas about Putin.

Suffice it to say, he isn't going to stop with Ukraine and he will win. His march across the planet is far from over.

There is only one ending to this and it isn't by human hands.

Hope I'm not butting in.

Thanks for listening.
 Quoting: ~Jazzy~


Yeah, if he lives long enough.

And you're not butting in. You are always welcome here.

hf
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Hmmm…

Doctors scramble to contain new Ebola outbreak as virus spreads
A strain of the virus with no approved vaccine has been detected near a busy road which connects the Ugandan capital to the DRC

Vaccine approval and manufacturing can take years. But if infections begin to skyrocket and the vaccines are deemed safe, vaccine trials could potentially start in the field within “weeks”, according to Dr Ana Maria Henao-Restrepo from WHO’s epidemics research and development team.

Last night a team of experts from the WHO's R&D Blueprint committee met to discuss how this might work..

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this is very concerning. posts on the other thread point to this re-emerging in ppl that had recovered from EBOLA. u'll remember that the US has several ppl who were infected and then brought back to ATLANTA as well as the HOUSTON outbreak a few years back.

i haven't looked into this yet, but have no reason to doubt the info.
JAZZZ50

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Lago

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Anyone have supervolcano on their bingo cards?

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NEW - New Zealand raises alert level on Taupo supervolcano, which caused the largest eruption on earth in the past 5,000 years.
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700 earthquakes? - Yikes..

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Lago

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Three years before Mount Tarawera erupted, the loudest sound in recorded history was made by a volcano called Krakatau (Also known as Krakatoa).

Found in Southeast Asia, when Krakatau erupted in 1883 it released 200 megatrons of energy – that’s the equivalent of 15,000 nuclear bombs. Boom!



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I have my own ideas about Putin.

Suffice it to say, he isn't going to stop with Ukraine and he will win. His march across the planet is far from over.

There is only one ending to this and it isn't by human hands.

Hope I'm not butting in.

Thanks for listening.
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Yeah, if he lives long enough.

And you're not butting in. You are always welcome here.

hf
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Thanks

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We were talking with the anesthesiologist before husband's surgery today going over some medical history.

He asked about his heart racing post covid, then he slightly sighed and said we don't know where this is all going to end up.

Surgery went perfectly, and we now have a favorite facemask to use when required- HALYARD FLUIDSHIELD 3 Disposable Procedure Mask, w/SO SOFT Earloops, Fog-Free, Pleat-Style, Orange.
Moniker Shmoniker

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Darn double post.

So, I'll say this week's local positive cases are down.

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We were talking with the anesthesiologist before husband's surgery today going over some medical history.

He asked about his heart racing post covid, then he slightly sighed and said we don't know where this is all going to end up.

Surgery went perfectly, and we now have a favorite facemask to use when required- HALYARD FLUIDSHIELD 3 Disposable Procedure Mask, w/SO SOFT Earloops, Fog-Free, Pleat-Style, Orange.
 Quoting: Moniker Shmoniker


glad it went well. doctors sure do ask a lot of questions to enter into the data banks for later. mask is nice with the added shield but i prefer my half-faced N-95. that 1 looks like it would leak a lot on the sides, hence it still is rated as a surgical mask that most ppl were wearing. not trying to b critical, but want u to b aware of the risk with it.

side note- i wish the LOWES half-faced had elastic straps.
JAZZZ50

2020 The SHTF literally as TP ran out.

we went from being over the target, to actually being the target. too close to the truth.
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Riff, any word on what’s going on in China?
Timing seems curious given what we are seeing with Russia.


Thread: 80km long military convoy heading towards Beijing airlines railways have canceled. It's 6:00 am 24th in Beijing
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Moni, glad to hear the surgery went well!


Well guys, they say 3rd time's a charm so let's hope this house works out. We put a bid on another house that belonged to a 90 year old lady and looks like it's been very well cared for. I was a little surprised we were the 1st to bid after 4 days on the market and several cards were on the counter. I think the younger people might not like it. It's not all chrome and gray! LOL We love it and it's actually in our budget range. We just have to wait now. Most of the sibs live in Cali. We might not hear anything until next week.
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Riff, any word on what’s going on in China?
Timing seems curious given what we are seeing with Russia.


Thread: 80km long military convoy heading towards Beijing airlines railways have canceled. It's 6:00 am 24th in Beijing
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We know about it, but we have no idea what it's about. There's been speculation about a coup of some kind in Beijing, but it's all unconfirmed rumor. Nothing of substance. If I hear anything solid I'll share it.
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Riff, any word on what’s going on in China?
Timing seems curious given what we are seeing with Russia.


Thread: 80km long military convoy heading towards Beijing airlines railways have canceled. It's 6:00 am 24th in Beijing
 Quoting: Guythu


We know about it, but we have no idea what it's about. There's been speculation about a coup of some kind in Beijing, but it's all unconfirmed rumor. Nothing of substance. If I hear anything solid I'll share it.
 Quoting: Riff-Raff


Thanks.
Also find the timing of Hong Kong dropping Covid restrictions interesting too.

If it’s anything.
I’m thinking economic.

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Moni, glad to hear the surgery went well!


Well guys, they say 3rd time's a charm so let's hope this house works out. We put a bid on another house that belonged to a 90 year old lady and looks like it's been very well cared for. I was a little surprised we were the 1st to bid after 4 days on the market and several cards were on the counter. I think the younger people might not like it. It's not all chrome and gray! LOL We love it and it's actually in our budget range. We just have to wait now. Most of the sibs live in Cali. We might not hear anything until next week.
 Quoting: Texan Buckeye


Sis...

You a moving to Cali?

Grapes of Wrath just came to mind

hf
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CG???? u need a new avatar that fits u better. trying to confuse me?
JAZZZ50

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so what's the votes for tomorrow the 24th?

cut the electric in the EU? ISRAEL airstrikes IRAN?
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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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so what's the votes for tomorrow the 24th?

cut the electric in the EU? ISRAEL airstrikes IRAN?
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Seems like anything and everything is on the table, doom wise...hiding
Working on it
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Moni, glad to hear the surgery went well!


Well guys, they say 3rd time's a charm so let's hope this house works out. We put a bid on another house that belonged to a 90 year old lady and looks like it's been very well cared for. I was a little surprised we were the 1st to bid after 4 days on the market and several cards were on the counter. I think the younger people might not like it. It's not all chrome and gray! LOL We love it and it's actually in our budget range. We just have to wait now. Most of the sibs live in Cali. We might not hear anything until next week.
 Quoting: Texan Buckeye


Sis...

You a moving to Cali?

Grapes of Wrath just came to mind

hf
 Quoting: Hugh G. Reckshon


NO!!

The owner's adult children live there.

Bite your tongue!
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Moni, glad to hear the surgery went well!


Well guys, they say 3rd time's a charm so let's hope this house works out. We put a bid on another house that belonged to a 90 year old lady and looks like it's been very well cared for. I was a little surprised we were the 1st to bid after 4 days on the market and several cards were on the counter. I think the younger people might not like it. It's not all chrome and gray! LOL We love it and it's actually in our budget range. We just have to wait now. Most of the sibs live in Cali. We might not hear anything until next week.
 Quoting: Texan Buckeye


Sis...

You a moving to Cali?

Grapes of Wrath just came to mind

hf
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Hey, dude! I know nobody's stranger than you, but don't be such a stranger! Stop by more often!
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Rumors of a military coup in China cannot be confirmed through reliable sources at this time. We're classifying it as RUMINT for now, but we're looking for anything to confirm or debunk it.
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If he is bluffing, it's a dangerous bluff to call. Personally, I don't think he is.
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So many September 24th doom threads... Fluffy is going to be extremely busy today.
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Have any of you watched the documentary Hell of a Cruise about the Princess cruises at the start of coronavirus?

We watched it while husband rests. It is streaming on Peacock; I don't know if it is available any other way. I thought it was well done and incredibly interesting. And, sad.





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