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Open thread 7/10/24

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  • ghostsniper July 10, 2024, 9:21 AM

    Nice view. Greece? Italy? Mecca?
    I wonder if there is a roof overhead.

  • ghostsniper July 10, 2024, 1:06 PM

    Biden insanely says to the Secretary of NATO, “I realized I was fu*king your wife,”


    ‘If someone close to you has dementia, you might notice that they stop following social rules and behave in a way that’s very out of character for them.

    ‘This is called disinhibition, and it can look like: rude, tactless or hurtful comments;
    sexual comments or inappropriate flirting.’ — dementia.org

    ‘You’re a lying, dog-faced pony solider.‘ — ‘Biden’ to 21-year-old female questioner in a town hall, Feb 9, 2020

    • John A. Fleming July 10, 2024, 9:05 PM

      If he’s this bad now … he’s pretty far down the slippery slope, transitioning from gradually to suddenly. I can’t see this going on much longer.

      I can’t rationalize that so many of the people of the USA would vote for him if they had no other choice than RFK or Trump, regardless of whether he’s a jibbering vegetable by the election time. Well, they did the same for Frank back in 1944, but they hid Frank’s infirmities, party powers put in Truman as VP so they would have a competent (?) anti-Soviet backup, apparently Henry Wallace was too squishy.

      When it comes to it, people just vote (D) or (R) as long as the candidate is not utterly repellent. And Trump is showing that, even after 9 years of unrelenting hate from the media, he’s leading (scoff) in the (??!) polls (??!) The polity is dissolute.

      Events are happening fast now. It’s showtime.

  • ghostsniper July 10, 2024, 2:56 PM

    Walk-In Freezer

    Over the past few years I have designed several custom homes with walk-in freezers and I think our next crib will have one.

    We have a chest type freezer now and while it’s nice to have I find it an inefficient way of doing it. I have 8 large lidded plastic bins in the freezer labeled 1 to 8, then the contents of each bin are listed on a sheet of paper tacked to the wall next to the freezer. (Bin 2 has (40) 1 lb tubes of 80/20 ground beef, when it gets down to 10 I’ll buy 50 more) There is also a table next to the freezer.

    When I want something from the freezer I consult the wall sheet to know which bin it is in, then I take out the bins and sit them on the table. After I get what I want I reverse the process. Kind of inefficient because the freezer door is open the whole time (even though chest freezers are more efficient than upright types) and moving bins around just wastes time and causes everything to warm up slightly.

    Restocking the freezer is even more inefficient. I think a walk-in freezer is just better all the way around but there is quite a cost difference. It makes better sense if you look at it from a long term use perspective.

    What I’m initially thinking, size wise, is about 8 feet wide and 12 feet deep with the door on the 8 foot side. There will be 4 rows of stainless steel open wire shelves on 3 sides. Products will not be stored in bins like we do it now. Each contained product must be able to have air flow around it so that efficiency is maintained and spoilage can be identified and dealt with, and to facilitate rotation of new and old products.

    I’m also thinking there will be a stainless steel wheeled cart in the freezer to facilitate moving products in and out of the freezer in bulk, keeping the door shut as much as possible. Ample LED lighting will be required to facilitate identification of products.

    Having already gone through the specification, design, and construction process several times on other residential and commercial properties I have the experience to do the same on our own crib. All in all a walk-in freezer is not as expensive as you might think especially when weighed against the long term benefits.

    • Snakepit Kansas July 10, 2024, 7:03 PM

      Still working on the back side of the house with paint and new cedar trim when I can get off werk for a few hours in the morning. Scaffolding is holding up well and has been moved eight feet at a time from south to north. I am nearing the windows that protrude from the master bedroom. They are not bay windows, but there is a 1.5′ extension from the side of the house to accommodate the 84″x54″ casement windows. Ghost, you know what that is called, I am a junior amateur. Regardless, I pulled off all the inside oak trim to the window so I can push that bastard out. Anderson window lasted 25 years, but no mas. Ordered a new one with sliding sides and a main static center piece. Quaker brand window. I was told the new double pane window will weigh 300lbs. I will need to reset the top platform of the scaffolding to about 7′ to work effectively with inputting the new Quaker. I was advised to build a “staircase” for three guys to walk that new window up to the top of the scaffold. Roughly 2′ per step to get that window up a little at a time. Time to beef up the scaffold corners and put in a couple add’l posts of 2×4 in the centers of the 8’X4′ platform so my arse hole is not puckering as I get that load up to 7′ level. Sounds expensive to build such a contraption until I was advised that I could hire out someone to just “install” the window for a mere $3,500 ADDITIONAL. Oh hell no! Got a few friends who should be willing to come over for an hour to help out. Probably send them home each with a case of Hamm’s tallboys as a thank you.

      Concrete siding is not really replacable, so I will throw up new siding around the new window. Windows were leaking so there is going to be cutting off old 1/2″ plywood, maybe replace some 2x4s then cover the whole damm thing with felt, screw in new siding and button it up.

      Most of the cedar on the back has been replaced, screwed and caulked in and it and siding repainted. I have to admit it has been rewarding to take on this project and make progress. Still werking….

      • ghostsniper July 11, 2024, 12:20 PM

        If the boxed out windows go all the way down to the floor it is probably a simple cantilever condition, where the floor joists are extended out beyond the bearing point. Completely doable, and common. Rule of thumb: you can cantilever up to 1/3 the span.

  • Anonymous July 10, 2024, 4:31 PM

    By Frank Bergman July 8, 2024
    People who were “vaccinated” for Covid with mRNA injections have had decades wiped from their life expectancy, a new peer-reviewed study has revealed.
    The bombshell study, published in the renowned Swiss medical journal MDPI, has sent shockwaves through the scientific community.
    However, the study has further confirmed warnings from leading experts about the long-term impact of the Covid mRNA shots.
    The researchers found that the Covid-vaxxed suffered a “statistically significant” loss of life expectancy after two or more doses.
    Following a detailed analysis of the study, the McCullough Foundation confirms that those who received two doses of the shots have lost 37% of their life expectancy.
    The Foundation, founded by eminent American cardiologist Dr. Peter McCullough, reported:
    “The subjects vaccinated with two doses lost 37% of life expectancy compared to the unvaccinated population during the follow-up considered.”
    Further, the study found so-called “booster” shots are completely “ineffective.”
    This is not some “conspiracy theory,” however.
    This conclusion is now documented in peer-reviewed literature.
    Steve Kirsch, the MIT computer scientist and data expert who founded the Vaccine Safety Research Foundation (VSRF), responded the the explosive study in a new interview.
    Kirsch breaks down what this tragic news could mean for young people.
    While the results of the study are causing a fresh wave of alarm over Covid mRNA injections, regarding Slay News readers will likely not be so surprised.
    As Slay News first reported last year, a separate study found that Covid-vaccinated members of the public have lost an estimated 25 years of their life expectancy.
    However, for the previous study, researchers analyzed government data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Cleveland Clinic Data, and insurance company risk assessment data.
    The analysis uncovered a disturbing trend showing life spans plummetting in those who had multiple doses of the shots.
    The latest Cleveland Clinic Data and the latest U.S. data were analyzed by Josh Stirling, founder of Insurance Collaboration to Save Livess and former #1 ranked Insurance Analyst.
    Stirling’s study shows an incredibly disturbing trend.
    The damage to health caused by each vaccine dose does not lessen over time as it appears to continue indefinitely.
    The data shows that every year, excess deaths are soaring dramatically as all forms of mortality accelerate, despite the level of injections people take going down.
    The issue is not isolated to the United States, however, and is impacting nations all around the world.
    Recent government data out of Australia shows that the excess deaths in 2022 were 5162% higher than in previous years.
    According to the study based on Cleveland’s government data, the average age of a man is around 80 years if he’s unvaxxed.
    Yet, the rate of vaxxed deaths is growing in comparison to unvaxxed.
    The study found that someone who’s had 4 or 5 shots and is 30 years old today can now expect to live to 55 at the oldest.
    However, according to the latest study, based on newer figures, life expectancy may be reducing.
    37 percent of an 80-year-old’s life equates to 29.6 years.
    This means 30-year-olds who received two or more shots can now expect to live to around 50.

    • ghostsniper July 10, 2024, 5:55 PM

      I’ve seen similar statements over the past year, and I find them specious in lacking of detail. The only tie-back I can see in the above example is an inference to insurance actuarial tables. In other words, after the fact.

      Take the 37% reference for example.
      From the article a man can be expected to live to about 80 years old.
      But if he’s been vaxxed his life expectancy is reduced by 37%.
      From when?
      From the day he was born?
      Or his age when he got vaxxed?
      Each date will give a different result.

      If he got vaxxed at 20 years of age, for example, and his life expectancy (80) is reduced by 37% that equals about (80-20=60*.37 (22)= 38 years. IOW, a 20 yo that has been vaxxed will die by age 58.
      If a man was 60 when he got the vax (80-60*.37 (8)= 72 years life expectancy.
      It all depends on the age the man was when he received the vax as to how long his adjusted life expectancy is.
      Is my math wrong?
      Keep in mind, I am in NO WAY defending that vax and I never did any of it but my wife did, against my wishes and demands and pleads.

  • DT July 10, 2024, 6:23 PM

    Got my measles, mumps, and chickenpox vaccines the old fashioned way: when one of us got sick, the mothers threw a “get them all sick at the same time and get it over with” party for us. Natural immunization. Once when I was under some kind of mandatory vax program (I forget what but decades before WuFlu, I found that those born before 1959 were exempt. I doubt that’s true now but I’m old enough now to refuse but not so old I don’t know what’s happening if someone forces it. I check the needles now even for a blood draw.

    • Snakepit Kansas July 10, 2024, 7:09 PM

      I’m having a shot of cheap wine then going to bed.

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