Posts by j mercer

1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Vic's Thread (Message 1902412)
Posted 21 minutes ago by Profile j mercer
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Vic's panel looks typical for a 100A service entrance and it looks in good shape for the age, especially if it is outside. Typical 100A 110v/220v service is #4 to #2 AL overhead and #2 to 1/0 AL underground wire. Copper wire is almost a size smaller.

Mobile homes in US everything is bonded and grounded back to distribution system earth/ground/neutral. All conduit and receptacle/switch boxes are grounded back to system earth/ground/neutral. Most any kind of fault in mobile home (it's a metal box) will trip breakers. Yes, a fire is always possible, nothing is 100%.

Typical US houses are 3 wire "Y" with a bond back to distribution system earth/ground/neutral. I don't know if UK has changed but they used to be 2 wire Delta with two hot legs and your earth/ground is in your house, not back to distribution system. Delta can be more efficient but "Y" is safer for people and equipment. I lived outside London (Denham, Bucks) for four years in 60s.

Typically a person that lives alone (been there) only has stuff turned on in the room they are in. Much different usage than a couple or a family.

A cord/plug that will not stay plugged into wall outlet the outlet needs to be changed.
2) Message boards : Politics : 45 LOVERS and 45 NON-LOVERS Thread.....DREE THEIR WEIRDs (Message 1902374)
Posted 3 hours ago by Profile j mercer
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I refuse to accept judgement and execution by hearsay. Prove the charges and I'll be the 1st to denounce and press for prosecution.This is a whole world of difference from Al Franken who had the despicable act photographed.

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3) Message boards : Politics : 45 LOVERS and 45 NON-LOVERS Thread.....DREE THEIR WEIRDs (Message 1902372)
Posted 4 hours ago by Profile j mercer
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I don't "ROFLMAO", I weep instead for the fact that we who have planned ahead are expected to cheerfully support those who didn't........

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4) Message boards : Politics : 45 LOVERS and 45 NON-LOVERS Thread.....DREE THEIR WEIRDs (Message 1902278)
Posted 15 hours ago by Profile j mercer
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avoiding paying tax as everyone else has to do
....wrong.
Anyone can AVOID paying a lot of taxes if they are smart about it. If you don't take every deduction and loophole that is legally allowed then yes, you are stupid.

It is legal to Avoid taxation. It is illegal to Evade taxation.

The Market is an indicator of the health of the economy as well as being a builder of personal wealth(a goal everyone has if they are planning ahead for when they are no longer able or interested in working, unless their plan is to suck off the public dole).

I don't begrudge people like Trump getting wealthy legally and doing what they want with it.

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My retirement investments are growing faster than I'm withdrawing. Har...
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Vic's Thread (Message 1902164)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile j mercer
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And I have a TCL 55S401 4K TV on the way too.

Sweet...

It is going to knock your socks off.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Vic's Thread (Message 1902128)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile j mercer
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Vic, how many days left for the auctions?
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Vic's Thread (Message 1902127)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile j mercer
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Pot pie my dear... wink wink
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Vic's Thread (Message 1902120)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile j mercer
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This is way more exciting than watching election results trickle in!

It is exciting. I bid for old straight razors on eBay. You need to know when to hold them and when to fold them.
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Vic's Thread (Message 1902069)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile j mercer
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+1
10) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #4 (Message 1901986)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile j mercer
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Made BBC's top page, blame them for dredging. Har...
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Vic's Thread (Message 1901982)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile j mercer
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Squeezing all the air out of bottle adds a little more shelf life.
12) Message boards : Politics : 45 LOVERS and 45 NON-LOVERS Thread.....DREE THEIR WEIRDs (Message 1901906)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile j mercer
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Why any Democrat or Never Trumper would would wish a future Democrat President to be under the control/intimidation of their political opponents in Congress, is a good question.
The already are and have been since the Constitution became effective. Andrew Johnson and William Jefferson Clinton being examples. Are you proposing an Amendment?


In most all instances of 'power' in the US Federal Government, the President *should* be under the control of Congress, esp. the House (the People's elected representatives in Washington D.C.)

The President has almost no power that is not subject to Congress. About the only one NOT subject to the President either being told no by Congress or having to get Congress' permission is the power to issue Pardons. That is the only one that exclusively belongs to the President.

You want one person being a 'Leader'? Go move to a monarchy or a dictatorship somewhere (examples being Saudi Arabia or the DPRK).

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13) Message boards : Politics : 45 LOVERS and 45 NON-LOVERS Thread.....DREE THEIR WEIRDs (Message 1901760)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile j mercer
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Impeachment will never happen............period.
After the mid-terms you might not be saying that.

I will be sure to remind you of this post 'after the mid terms'. And you be sure to remind me when the fantasy impeachment actually occurs.

As Mr Mercer puts it.......HAR!

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14) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #4 (Message 1901561)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile j mercer
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Australia youth justice: Inquiry finds 'shocking' failures

A major Australian inquiry has recommended the closure of a youth detention centre involved in an abuse scandal that shocked the nation.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-42021005
15) Message boards : Politics : North Korea Two (Message 1901397)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile j mercer
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Doctors Found Parasites They’d Never Seen Before Inside The North Korean Soldier Who Bolted At The DMZ

If the armed forces are parasite riddled so then is the population.

All we have to do is sit back and wait for them to self destruct from their own innards . Har...
16) Message boards : Politics : 45 LOVERS and 45 NON-LOVERS Thread.....DREE THEIR WEIRDs (Message 1901133)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile j mercer
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Interesting site.

Allsides

Don’t be fooled by media bias and fake news.

https://www.allsides.com
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Vic's Thread (Message 1900761)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile j mercer
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Give away, another chance for a Xbox One X console maybe.

http://form.e.gamestop.com/ats/msg.aspx?sg1=86f9dce0a55b79f4ba81b531b40d6387a0a957ebca7911997f8a8d734778ac6d

At $570US after taxes/shipping for Xbox One X console I think there are more adults involved than you ever knew or even guessed. I push that to a $6,000US LG 65" OLED 4k TV. Yep definitely a kids game. Har...

Gaming advocacy group: The average gamer is 31, and most play on a console
The average age of someone who plays games is 31 years old. In fact, more gamers are over the age of 36 than between the ages of 18 to 35 or under the age of 18. They are also mostly men, but by a slimming margin. Men make up 52 percent.

https://venturebeat.com/2014/04/29/gaming-advocacy-group-the-average-gamer-is-31-and-most-play-on-a-console
18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIV - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1900651)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile j mercer
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Here's another picture of the critter:

Size wise it looks like a Marmot.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marmot

Images:
https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=marmot+animal&FORM=HDRSC2
19) Message boards : Politics : 45 LOVERS and 45 NON-LOVERS Thread.....DREE THEIR WEIRDs (Message 1900442)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile j mercer
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Roy Moore Accuser Is 3X Divorcee Who — ‘Claimed Several Pastors Made Sexual Advances At Her’
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/11/revealed-roy-moore-accuser-three-time-divorcee-filed-bankruptcy-multiple-times-claimed-several-pastors-made-sexual-advances
“Purportedly Moore’s main accuser Leigh Corfman has had three divorces, filed for bankruptcy three times, and has been charged with multiple misdemeanors. Posts on Moore’s FB page indicate that Corfman, has claimed several pastors at various churches made sexual advances at her,” tweeted Newsmax’s James Hirsen on Friday.

On Friday, Newsmax columnist James Hirsen tweeted the “Washington Post failed to disclose that one of Moore’s accusers was a sign language interpreter for Joe Biden and is a volunteer for Moore’s Democrat opponent.”
20) Message boards : Politics : 45 LOVERS and 45 NON-LOVERS Thread.....DREE THEIR WEIRDs (Message 1900432)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile j mercer
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Alabama would rather be represented by peophile than a Democrat.
Absolutely correct. And also very telling of not-democrat ethics and morals.

So he has been tried and convicted of pedophile in a court of law? or is this just in the press/public opinion? wink wink har...


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