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Forum: Dockside Chat
Yesterday, 05:23 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,499
Posted By caltexflanc

The places where I have seen solar and wind farms...

The places where I have seen solar and wind farms are typically not the kind of land where most produce (lettuces, etc) can be efficiently farmed (soil, climate etc). One big reason you see foreign...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-18-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,499
Posted By caltexflanc

There's thousands of acres of unprofitable farm...

There's thousands of acres of unprofitable farm land, much of it laying fallow as a result. Fly cross country in a window seat sometime; there's plenty of it out there. Here in eastern NC, huge solar...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-18-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,499
Posted By caltexflanc

I have seen a whole lot of wind and solar farms...

I have seen a whole lot of wind and solar farms and the only nearby house is the one owned by the farmer that made bank selling or leasing his property for it.
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-15-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 941
Posted By caltexflanc

There are a lot of these on the market, check out...

There are a lot of these on the market, check out the Jio device on Amazon or just search for kids gps watch. The problem I have with giving a young child an Apple Watch is that it makes them a...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-14-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3,508
Views: 522,306
Posted By caltexflanc

Given that I and very friend of mine got the...

Given that I and very friend of mine got the treatment from most all of those, plus cherry switches, paddles and open hands, I'd say they didn't cut down the disrespect one damn bit.
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-14-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,483
Posted By caltexflanc

Not to mention the age old requirements to get...

Not to mention the age old requirements to get drug tests. If only there was a good way to screen for ignorance of how the world works in real life...? Oh yeah there have been all sorts of IQ and...
Forum: Dockside Chat
06-07-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,173
Posted By caltexflanc

I was in SFO over Easter, paid about 40 bucks a...

I was in SFO over Easter, paid about 40 bucks a day. Came back last Saturday and 10 days came in 1250 all in for new Civic. Hotels hadn't changed.
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-27-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,346
Posted By caltexflanc

They sure were quick to pull out the big lie...

They sure were quick to pull out the big lie about it being due to wind and solar.
Forum: The Carolinas
05-27-2021, 04:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,226
Posted By caltexflanc

Coming from Cape Cod, you are going to feel...

Coming from Cape Cod, you are going to feel comfortable in New Bern and Beaufort/Morehead areas here in NC. We currently live on the Trent River just west of New Bern proper and lived on our old...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-26-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3,508
Views: 522,306
Posted By caltexflanc

You feel nostalgic about tax rates? Really? It's...

You feel nostalgic about tax rates? Really? It's a wonder the 50's were so prosperous:

https://www.tax-brackets.org/federaltaxtable/1955
Forum: The Carolinas
05-25-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,698
Posted By caltexflanc

They asked for comments several times in the LNMs...

They asked for comments several times in the LNMs starting a few months ago. I wrote about this in the "missing sea buoy" thread. See post 20.
...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-25-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,884
Posted By caltexflanc

To paraphrase William Munny, I often thought to...

To paraphrase William Munny, I often thought to myself, "I've fired women and children. I've fired about everything that walks or crawls at one time or another. And I'm here to fire you."
Innocent...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-25-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,440
Posted By caltexflanc

It's a very romantic town, arguably one of the,...

It's a very romantic town, arguably one of the, if not the, most beautiful in country. I wouldn't leave the historic district much at all if I had only that amount of time. You two might not even...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-23-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 10,239
Posted By caltexflanc

"Mud", a Mark Twain type coming of age story on...

"Mud", a Mark Twain type coming of age story on the Mississippi or possibly Arkansas) river. It centers around a boat in a tree, so very THT appropriate.

"California Split", captures the gambler...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-22-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 10,239
Posted By caltexflanc

Christopher Walken ("the man with the plan"),...

Christopher Walken ("the man with the plan"), Andy Garcia, the great Jack Warden, Treat Williams, Steve Buscemi, Christopher LLoyd..... great components, but a pretty lame script IMO. I think about...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-22-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 10,239
Posted By caltexflanc

Right on! I love that movie. "The Happer...

Right on! I love that movie. "The Happer Institute, I like that; kind of says it all"

Sound track by Mark Knopfler.

Gregory's Girl by the same director, whose name escapes me at the moment.
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-22-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,699
Posted By caltexflanc

I'm with the OP, Id like to see the US before...

I'm with the OP, Id like to see the US before dudes showed up.

Man has NOT been here along long time; he's a flash in the pan. We are about last to the party in the context of billions of years....
Forum: The Carolinas
05-22-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 948
Posted By caltexflanc

2 footers on the Pamlico can seem like 5 footers...

2 footers on the Pamlico can seem like 5 footers anywhere else, given the steepness and closeness. Like ramming into little brick walls one after the other.
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-22-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,715
Posted By caltexflanc

Well, I'll tell ya, Medicare A & B with a Part G...

Well, I'll tell ya, Medicare A & B with a Part G and D is about the best insurance and service I've ever had, including some very high end corporate plans.
Forum: The Carolinas
05-21-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,885
Posted By caltexflanc

This, they used to spend a few days at Morehead...

This, they used to spend a few days at Morehead City Yacht Basin every year, at least when we were living on our boat there. Got a couple of the guys to rip and replace 4 8D sized batteries for beer...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-21-2021, 04:26 PM
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-20-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,422
Posted By caltexflanc

Yes,the modern "Karens" would rather take the...

Yes,the modern "Karens" would rather take the chance of killing a fellow American than be inconvenienced by wearing a little piece of cloth on their face for a few minutes, that has been well...
05-20-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 530
Posted By caltexflanc

This. High quality and good folks to do business...

This. High quality and good folks to do business with; very knowledgeable. Did they say when they would have it? 6/2 duplex is an oddball spec. What's the use? Amazon looks pricey on this one.
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-20-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 853
Posted By caltexflanc

Shure Aonic 50 if music is a primary use. ...

Shure Aonic 50 if music is a primary use.

https://www.crutchfield.com/p_183SB23BR/Shure-AONIC-50-Brown.html

If money is an issue the Ankers are a tremendous bargain, especially if the use case...
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-19-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,858
Posted By caltexflanc

Another movie for NCFOM fans is the Coen's first,...

Another movie for NCFOM fans is the Coen's first, "Blood Simple", this thread inspired me to give it another viewing after 30 years, it holds up.
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