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  1. racerford

    No More 550 Paracord For Me!

    They each have their purpose. I have both and choose the one for the purpose. I also have larger and smaller line for other purposes. In spite of it's name 550 paracord is not good climbing rope for a 200 pound person, or even a 100 pound one. So we need more than one type of need for cord/rope/line. Why would anyone expect to one rope to meet all our preparedness/survival needs.
  2. I am sad to hear there is only one Monterey House left. I grew up in Houston and loved going there. Ninfa's was also good. Perhaps Monterey House just grew to too big for the family to manage themselves or the kids (grandkids?) lost interest in running the business. I wonder if Pancho's Mexican Buffet is still open?
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    Random Posting

    The public was made to believe that Pintos burst into flames everyday, many times a day for no reason at all. The reality was much different. Out of the 2.2 million cars that were produced in the period, there were about 27 deaths and a couple hundred injuries related to fires. so about 1 in 100,000. Not exactly common. I am not saying Ford did not screw up. They did, it was an easy fix that could have been a quick running change especial the tank bladder, or the plastic differential plates. Like many thinks things get blown way out of proportion. Kinda like the Explorer blow outs and rollovers. It seems if you maintained safe speeds for conditions, maintained safe tire pressures and tread, and drove it like the high center of gravity vehicle it is, you didn't have problems. Had one for years, never had a blow-out or a rollover. I must have gotten a special one, as the press lead you to believe that they all did it, every single day. If you rode in an explorer, you were a dead man walking. I get the joke of the picture, but the flames should have been more upwards licking rather like you were driving backwards at 60mph on fire. If you are going to do a joke, make sure you execute it well.
  4. racerford

    Home envy; I gots it.

    I would venture it is on the high side 95%. We underestimate how fortunate we are compared to the rest of the world. Having travelled to other parts of the world, I was stunned at how most people lived, even in developed countries. Our houses are massive by comparison. We have central heat and A/C and full sized refrigerators, and dish washers and clothes washers, dryers, etc. We should be thankful every single day.
  5. As to nuclear power, the main problem with it is due to the type of reactors selected to be developed and built. They built uranium reactors so as to create materials for nuclear bombs as a by product. If they went with Thorium reactors there would be fewer problems. If the promoters of man made climate change were serious and really believed we were destroying the planet, they would not have children, eat beef, drive or ride in "fossil fuel" powered vehicles, or electric ones(really damaging to the environment to make), order from the internet. They would have virtual conferences instead confabs they fly jets to get there, some private. They would demand 3rd world countries curtail their birth rates. They would oppose immigration and leisure travel. And finally, they would commit suicide to eliminate their own CO2 emissions. As they don't do any of those things, it is clear they don't really believe what they are saying.
  6. racerford

    Climate change, yep

    You underestimate life. It adapts. There is nothing that humans can do (short of a physics experiment gone awry that creates a black hole, or antimatter explosion) that will kill all life on earth. Those types of changes are done by time and physics.
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    Climate change, yep

    I vote that everyone that believes that global warming is primarily caused by man should stop emitting CO2. It is their environmental duty consistent with their beliefs. The best way is to stop having children and stop breathing. Any problem that exists will clear it self in a few years. Either that or the environmentalists really don't believe what they are spouting. Put up or shut up.
  8. racerford

    Charlie Brown Thanksgiving now racist.

    Those who forget history...……... look stupid.
  9. From: the site: The site “There is news” (https://thereisnews.com) (hereinafter referred to as TIN) is a humor site whose purpose is entertainment. The content of TIN is fiction and does not correspond to reality.
  10. Wow! That is sad. This is why drug dealers should not be detectives. They watch some TV shows and think they are smart. 35 years is not enough. As heinous as the murder was, for it to happen to an innocent guy, makes it even worse.
  11. I don't disagree. There is a lot we don't know, that maybe they do. However, we know they have to charge someone. Maybe they are hoping to get a big fish, or that someone will talk, if he is not the right guy. Either way, not a good situation for someone, or the children.
  12. His roommates claimed they did not use his computer to download porn, so they must be telling the truth. If they had access to his computer, maybe there is reasonable doubt. If even one was was downloaded while he was deployed the case fails. There is a disturbing number of facts missing. I guess that is why they have trials. I doubt we will see an article if he is exonerated.
  13. racerford

    Global........cooling

    OK those could happen any day now, except for Nibiru Except nobody talks about those because they haven't come up with a good story about how humans (well... conservatives) are causing it. As soon as they can come with a story of how it is Trump's fault it will be all over the news.
  14. racerford

    Beautiful Cars & Trucks

    I would not want to clean those. That is technology for technology's sake. Wouldn't a carbon fiber wheel be lighter and stronger?
  15. racerford

    Ok, I know what I want for Christmas.

    I want to win one of big lottery prizes over $100 million. Then I can make all the LEGO sets I want. You guys think small.
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