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Re: Your rants here

September 7th, 2019, 2:10 pm

Almost forgot: Dutch women buy rounds for you.
Can confirm (I am Asian)

It's called charity beer.
 
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Paul
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October 5th, 2019, 7:27 am

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-49906336 Could someone tell America that faxes and cheques/checks are prehistoric.
 
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October 5th, 2019, 7:47 am

checks are useful actually, it diversify the money system. I wish we had them here, if you are buying a new car and electronic system is down u can always write a check!  what do you do? sit waiting for hours before u can drive the car (very british) ?
 
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October 5th, 2019, 8:05 am

And don't buy an electric car for the same reason!
 
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October 5th, 2019, 8:22 am

"And don't buy an electric car for the same reason!

very important with diversified robust systems, with checks u can buy both cars even without electricity! and drive one! or even two if u go green like me (charge it even if main grid is down)!

I installed lots off solar power on my farm this this summer, according to some official data I can fly many  many round trips to Malaga and still be CO2 kind of "neutral"...I have not looked into the calculations in detail yet. The average Norwegian household supposedly uses 40% dirty electricity, much of the clean we produce (hydro) is sent out and dirty is imported. At some point several percent of the electricity went lost in the cable to Europe (transportation loss), and electricity where sent both ways same time kind off, so it was idiotic from energy point of view.  ( some carbon certificate and clean energy certificate kind of thing?)

The point is I produce now much less CO2 than many screaming high about CO2 that not will fly a single trip and use dirty electricity at home. Also I produce local very short traveled electricity!

Flight shaming is very big now (in particular in Sweden). 

"Scandinavian airline SAS AB has seen passenger traffic shrink 2% this year, while Sweden's airport operator said it handled 9% fewer passengers for domestic flights this year than in 2018. Both have blamed 'flight shame'." 


In my view if you dont produce enough solar u should not be allowed to fly. Who are these people that not even produces enough solar power to cover the energy on their own flights? Let's have their names!  Eier de ikke flygskam!  (dont try google translate, it messes up the meaning)
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October 5th, 2019, 9:04 am

electricity outage: electric cars can not charge, gasoline cars can not get refilled due to gass pumps work on electricity (during the big black out in New York the taxi refused to drive me home for 4 times the normal price (cash), because he could not fill his tank and wanted to get home himself). 

People that have gone green can charge their cars from their beautiful Power Wall, fed by green short traveled solar power (no matter if the main grid with its dirty power is down)
 
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October 5th, 2019, 1:53 pm

I think I'll make "They do not own flying combs!" my new motto. 
 
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October 5th, 2019, 5:22 pm

Can you much sure your cart photos don't stray off the OT page.
большое спасибо

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October 5th, 2019, 11:31 pm

Vi eier ikke kattskam!
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October 6th, 2019, 11:49 am

  •  [groans]  Don't hit me with them negative waves so early in the morning. 
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October 6th, 2019, 7:21 pm

Katthalebølgen?
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Re: Your rants here

October 26th, 2019, 11:02 am

I think quotes in America are really high and that's why is my car insurance so high. Nevertheless, I don't despair and I am still trying to find a good insurance company which will offer more beneficial conditions and to be honest, I feel that it will happen soon and you can also search for a good company now.
 
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November 5th, 2019, 5:57 pm

Leaf blowers! Why do people want to rearrange dead leaves?
 
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November 5th, 2019, 6:10 pm

Perhaps because the leaves cut off sunlight and air from the grass, and it dies. It's a way of preventing the weed growth on ecological farms.
 
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November 5th, 2019, 6:22 pm

Suck them up and compost them. That’s what I do.
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