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  • Commented on Books I Will Not Write #8: The Year of the Conspiracy
    Presumably multiple layers of leather strips might work for tires in the absence of pneumatic rubber, and be replaceable/repairable to a degree. Not for a comfortable cruise, but likely for a soldier on a forced march/ride. Add a trailer attachment...
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    The most innocuous bit of earthshaking tech I can see transplanting backwards would probably be a tablet that outlines the scientific method, with a couple of helpful examples. Hand that off to a few bright minds in various places and...
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    Oil is NOT running out, nowhere near. We are reaching a point where the harder to extract stuff is becoming non profitable, and outfits like BP and Total are walking away from vast nonviable reserves. For a dose of schadenfreude...
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    Distract and move on is the number one strategy, of course. That being said, putting things like 'arresting all the left' and imposing martial law on the table make things only slightly less dangerous sound positively reasonable....
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    In other fun news, Roger Stone is advocating for martial law. "has said Trump should seize total power and jail prominent figures including Bill and Hillary Clinton and Mark Zuckerberg if he loses to Joe Biden in November." "Stone also...
  • Commented on Dead plots
    In the 1980s I was a teenager who learned to drive in the Edmonton winters. (Well, technically Leduc winters, but close enough). I have a distinct memory of riding in a friend's Suzuki Samurai as he weaved through an array...
  • Commented on Dead plots
    Northeastern BC has the interesting combination of very little gravel and a lot of long logging roads that are mostly made with clay. Clay, when rained upon, becomes very much like driving on a soap dish where the soap accretes...
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    Re: Altitude, weather and the utility of 4 wheel drive. I spent a decade of summers working in Northern BC and Alberta as a treeplanting foreman. That involved a great deal of driving on very difficult roads and terrain. The...
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    "Yeah, I think you are. Does Trumpolini have even the "socialization" of your average vulture?" In the referenced comment I wasn't really thinking about DJT himself, rather the coterie of vultures and socipaths what have accreted around him (all sane...
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    "If it does come down to that, it won't be over in January." No it will not. I wonder if there is some plan to heavily medicate the man starting around Nov 2 to keep him under wraps. Even the...
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    "This sounds as though you're assuming that in our increasingly Internet world, people are still getting most of their news from major TV networks. " Well, older demographics tend to vote more, and to still watch the news more. That...
  • Commented on Dead plots
    Re: Short Victorious War. Trump won't start a war, I don't think he has the mental capacity to plan like that. He could very well provoke a conflict with somewhere like Venezuela by (in classic US fashion) bombing the shit...
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    I refuse to partipate in any rapture that does not bring along the dogs. They are better than any of us....
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    #139. Good point on the West and gun control. The most often dramatized actual gunfight in the history of the West was the mythologized 'Shootout at the OK Corral' between Doc Holliday and the Earps, and the Scranton brothers. The...
  • Commented on Dead plots
    "But my point really was just that Lost Cause tropes, or trying to fill in a protagonist's backstory using the Confederacy in a sympathetic way, might finally have met a cultural shift it won't survive. " We don't find many...
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    Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned;...
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    Barriers to the creation of galaxy exploring Von Neumann machines are immense - right now. That being said, so is the time in which to resolve them. There are likely several issues we have not yet thought of as well....
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    Through the 90s I worked as a treeplanter in Northern Alberta. July - August would mean temperatures up to 35C. It was a piece rate job, hard physical labour. I was good at it and enjoyed being outside all summer....
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    Fair enough. We didn't have a car at all for about 12 years (members of a car share in Vancouver). Then we had one, now two. What we need is about 1.2 cars, the extra fraction of a car for...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    Re: Robert Prior #1861 Fast charging stations are pretty well spread across the country at this point. My neighbour drove his 'Bolt' across Canada for about $160 in charging fees, with dog and wife. You can read about them on,...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    Paper manuals are useful, I keep the big blue book of bike repair in my workshop and refer to it often. But in my work I tend to operate as something of a 'jack of all trades'. So a workweek...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    Some interesting discussion coming up about the possibility of helping with limiting Covid 19 spread. "However, here we show that while a strong positive correlation between case-numbers and exposure level could be seen early-on as expected, at later times the...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    I have zero patience for information in video form. Please, please give me a written instruction manual or set of directions. I used to volunteer as a 'safety' person in the local hockey league. To qualify one must take a...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    My guess is that the people who express that they will not comply are likely Canadian citizens and thus cannot be turned away. #1266 Doug Ford is the unlamented bumbler Rob Ford's brother. Rumours are that Doug was the slightly...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    Canada does not have a female PM (Qanon loony theories notwithstanding). While we haven't had the best outcomes, we are close enough to the howling vortex to feel some satisfaction with the functioning of our current system. Important note. Lockdowns...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    To add to and clarify my comment above. Race is a !scientific! absurdity. It is and has been a cultural reality, in that our cultures have created and maintained race as a tool for identification, exclusion and oppression. Some of...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    What more often happens in a voters revolt is that core supporters stay home. This happened to HRC in 2016, enough to lose key states. It happened in Alberta 2 elections ago, when the local Tories had comprehensively failed to...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    Race is an absurdity. I really like the example used above of Barack Obama being 50% 'White', it helped me rethink my own stupid assumptions. I think there is great potential in genetics for developing therapy for a great many...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    I am indeed in Sechelt at this moment (work), though I live elsewhere. Perhaps our mothers are friends....
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    Pubs around her have opened with measures in place. You have to add your name to a contact list, presumably in case of outbreak so they can track you down. Last week a small outbreak happened in a strip club...
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