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  1. There’s another problem with comparing the...

    There’s another problem with comparing the “everyday usefulness” of cars and guns. Not everyone in America drives. Many urban residents don’t own a car so they walk, bicycle, and use public...
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    https://www.oregonbuildingofficials.com/assets/Res...

    https://www.oregonbuildingofficials.com/assets/Resources_Page/evaluating_fire-_and_heat-damaged_electrical_equipment_as_published.pdf
  3. What's wrong with hate crime laws? Sometime take...

    What's wrong with hate crime laws? Sometime take a look at the statue of Lady Justice. She is holding a balance scale and is blindfolded. The blindfold is to insure that emotionalism doesn't factor...
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    While there is certainly much to criticize about...

    While there is certainly much to criticize about PG&E it seems that California's environmental policies are also to blame for the severity of the wildfires in recent years as fuel loads have been...
  5. Unfortunately too many in the USA think "It can't...

    Unfortunately too many in the USA think "It can't happen here" and refuse to accept that ANY government can turn on you if you aren't careful.
  6. Sticky: Everybody is acting as if this is something new....

    Everybody is acting as if this is something new. The U.S. has a long history of alternating between supporting and ignoring the Kurds. Every time they engage with us they are well aware of what may...
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    I think you need to ask the manufacturers for...

    I think you need to ask the manufacturers for quotes on that size but since 150kw
    277/480V 3-Phase units run about $30,000 I'm guessing close to $60,000 before installation cost. Since the 150kW...
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    And for an outage lasting a week or more a 10...

    And for an outage lasting a week or more a 10 kilowatt-hour battery is not nearly enough.

    Right now I'm sure that many with grid connected solar cells are getting a very unpleasant surprise - they...
  9. Report of Total Gun Control Fail: Less than 1% of 500,000 Bump Stocks Surrendered

    It looks like Americans have more common sense than the gun grabbers wish.

    According to this article and others I have read, after the Las Vegas inspired Bump Stock Ban was instituted less than 1%...
  10. As we've tried to point out to you repeatedly,...

    As we've tried to point out to you repeatedly, superior weapons already existed prior to the writing of the Constitution in 1787. One of those was the famous Kentucky Long Rifle, a long range weapon...
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    I saw an interesting piece on the PBS news hour...

    I saw an interesting piece on the PBS news hour last night. The host was talking with a reporter from the SF Chronicle about the blackouts, why they exist, and what is being done to end them. He said...
  12. No, the second amendment was NOT just written for...

    No, the second amendment was NOT just written for muzzle loading flintlock muskets. The founders specified the right to keep and bear ARMS, which might include anything form a flint tomahawk to the...
  13. Sticky: Yes it is, especially the anguish we'll see on...

    Yes it is, especially the anguish we'll see on 11/03/2020. I wonder what country they'll blame next time?
  14. The original article: Man in court for having...

    The original article:

    Man in court for having potato peeler in public place | Dunfermline Press

    And the homeowner who dared to defend himself:

    Hither Green 'burglar' stabbing: Man, 78,...
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    OT? Name of older style milled railings?

    Hi,

    Hopefully someone knows the name of this particular mill profile.

    These are very common on houses in my area built in the 50s but the guys at the lumberyard are too young to know what I'm...
  16. Sticky: Sir, you are a master of understatement.

    Sir, you are a master of understatement.
  17. That's for sure - just look at this crazy rant.

    That's for sure - just look at this crazy rant.
  18. Sticky: And here we see the malice of the Trump haters on...

    And here we see the malice of the Trump haters on full display. They not only want to impeach him based on their phony fantasy crimes but then want to put him on criminal trial for treason, which...
  19. Since the main focus of this thread seems to be...

    Since the main focus of this thread seems to be mass shootings and gun control I thought I would point out the joker in the deck.

    When I first heard about the synagogue shooting in Germany I...
  20. I routinely use step drill bits in a portable...

    I routinely use step drill bits in a portable drill to enlarge holes in thinner materials. The trick is to buy only the quality ones (not from Horror Fright) and use a good cutting oil while avoiding...
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    Assuming you haven't just accidentally posted in...

    Assuming you haven't just accidentally posted in the wrong thread the short answer is that currently over one half million California customers are without power and have no way to charge an EV....
  22. I've forgotten who originally said it but years...

    I've forgotten who originally said it but years ago I remember someone saying "Beware the problem and solution created in the same lab".
  23. My favorite takeaway from that article: ...

    My favorite takeaway from that article:


    (This is, perhaps, why they call it "higher education."
    Because you have to be high in order to believe it.)
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    Didn't they get hit with heavy fines last time...

    Didn't they get hit with heavy fines last time for "starting" the fire when wind blown branches on the trees they weren't allowed to trim properly hit the lines and ignited?

    Typical California,...
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    OK, I get that you are in a machinery desert so...

    OK, I get that you are in a machinery desert so budget constraints mean make do and improvise. However ...

    You only THINK you want to mount a lathe chuck on light duty stuff. Take it from the guys...
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