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1) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1558949)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile j mercer
With 2/3's of the vote being Black for over 10 years how can there be such disparity unless it is the will of the voters.
2) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1558946)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile j mercer
If you research the demographics you will find that the Black Citizens have had a majority in that town for something like 15 years.
3) Message boards : Cafe SETI : WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR ON THE SCREEN SAVER? (Message 1557668)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile j mercer
I like the saver too so I got it in my siggy. (^;
4) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1556254)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile j mercer
Nice double standard there.

Mods can go off topic and joke about it with their buddies but trash others for doing so.
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Dumb things I've done recently. (Message 1553316)
Posted 22 days ago by Profile j mercer
I don't remember the details but, Rolex can be adjusted by leaving them sitting stem up or down over night for several nights to adjust up or down. I took a quick look and can not find this info now.

Twice I sent mine to factory for speeding up, maybe that's where I got the info. I cannot ware mechanical watches for they will not keep accurate time on my arm.
6) Message boards : Politics : foreign surrogacy (Message 1551708)
Posted 27 days ago by Profile j mercer
Would they have abanded that baby if she had carried it for 9 months?

I doubt they would have carried it. They would have aborted it.
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The kittyman's home thread. (Message 1549221)
Posted 32 days ago by Profile j mercer
Some of the differences are delta vs. wye for transformers and services. Grounded wye vs. un-grounded delta vs. 4 wire grounded delta to name just a few. Most all utilities in the US rely on the power company's ground and will bond to it where ever possible. To get a good ground under substations we have buried copper grids with salt wells and rods every few feet.

120v down to 110v/240v down to 208v AC - 200Amp grounded wye service is very common for most all electric home of 1,200 sq ft and up. 2,000 sq ft - 300Amp service, 3,500 sq ft - 600Amp is typical.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Can you can you can-can??? (Message 1547855)
Posted 35 days ago by Profile j mercer
Mostly jams and preserves these days. Favorite is u-pick high elevation red huckleberry preserves. Real simple. har!

3 pints red huckleberries
5 cups granulated sugar
2-1/2 tbsp key lime juice
1 tsp unsalted butter
2 ounces fruit pectin

Wash and crush huckleberries and place them, in a sauce pan.
Combine key lime juice with it and stir in pectin.
Bring it to a full boil on high flame, keep stirring.
Add butter and sugar to it and keep mixture at a full boil for one full minute, keep stirring.
Remove it from the fire and skim off any foam that has been formed.
Place it in the hot sterile jars and leave 1/2 inch free at the top of the jar when capping.
Process it in hot water bath for about 5 minutes.

Works with just about any fruit/berry of your liking.
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Can you can you can-can??? (Message 1547745)
Posted 35 days ago by Profile j mercer
If I can do it you sure can. A lot of work but worth it for the 'good stuff'. Sterilized, up to temp with sealed lids and you are good to go. And you get to get a whole bunch of neat kitchen gadgets and cool stuff and such. ;^)
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : I have a PC Problem that might get worse (Message 1538703)
Posted 51 days ago by Profile j mercer
On a positive note I got it on the opening of this thread. It is here to talk about Vic's journey with his hobby like so many of the other threads here. IMHO this is interesting like so many of the other threads here. (^8
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Happy Birthday Vic! (Message 1537707)
Posted 53 days ago by Profile j mercer
and too many more... (^8
12) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1536922)
Posted 54 days ago by Profile j mercer
Pay back is a medi-vac... wash... rinse... repeat...
13) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. (Message 1536627)
Posted 55 days ago by Profile j mercer
And this is why in my country you are innocent till proven guilty. Nice lynch mobbing folks. (^;
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : How old is your wallet? (Message 1536613)
Posted 55 days ago by Profile j mercer
25+ years for my rubberized Velcro folder that stops the rain/sweat/dirt from getting in. Climbing wood poles and steel towers for a living I got into the habit of putting my wallet in my shirt pocket. I could never handle the bum bulge in my climbing gear. LOL!
15) Message boards : Politics : Corporations are people? (Message 1536062)
Posted 56 days ago by Profile j mercer
BSoA taught a lot of us back in the day. And then a lot of us went on to qualified for sniper school in military basic training but turned it down. OOHRAH!

Hitting the target is the easy part it's the two days of sneaking up on your target that is taught in school.

And on another note all USMC personnel are combat trained from 0311 grunt to 6214 avionics mechanics to remington raiders and desk jockeys and cooks.
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Happy Birthday Eric (Message 1535326)
Posted 58 days ago by Profile j mercer
and too many more... (^8
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : You all question me...and I am OK with that. (Message 1535323)
Posted 58 days ago by Profile j mercer
That's good to hear though it can be disruptive. Most utilities will take advantage and joint trench especially with deep sewer stuff. Hopefully they are laying extra conduit for future goodies. I dream of fiber to the house some day. (^;
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : You all question me...and I am OK with that. (Message 1535103)
Posted 58 days ago by Profile j mercer
For what it is worth from a 45 year career in the utilities industry they have to leave it as good as or better than before they came through. If they do not go to your City/County/State Utilities Commission and complain. Sorry but anything less is a scam "period". (^8

On a side note this is why it is so cost prohibitive to underground some utilities. It can cost up to 100 times as to putting it in the air on poles. Sewer is the worst because of size and depth of the lines to get flow from the low lying areas.
19) Message boards : Cafe SETI : I have a PC Problem that might get worse (Message 1535056)
Posted 58 days ago by Profile j mercer
Great advice here but it is not in line with Vic's way. (^8

It's like hot rodding your used car. You work with what you have and what you know. Vic is hot rodding his used car his way. I can remember people that were walking inter-change experts. From experience they could tell that this Ford part bolts right up to Plymouth and increases your performance better than any Plymouth part for cheaper. Way to go Vic! (^8
20) Message boards : Politics : GOod GOodly MOogly.*** U.S. Embassy in Baghdad***Oh Heeba Habba GOoba Gabba (Message 1534596)
Posted 59 days ago by Profile j mercer
Jimmy Carter - United States Navy - Lieutenant - World War II at the United States Naval Academy Sea duty and stateside service 1946-1953 during the Korean War. (^;


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