Monthly Archives: October 2017

COLLUSION! COLLUSION! COLLUSION!

There! Trump seems to think repetition is equivalent to reliability. I know there was collusion between Trump and the Russians. Perhaps he gets the message now that the first prosecutions have started. This is not one of his conspiracy theories. … Continue reading

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Trump’s “Chickens” Come Home To Roost

“The former manager of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, Paul Manafort, is to face charges related to an inquiry into alleged Russian meddling, US media report.” See Ex-Trump aide ‘faces charges over Russia’“Aide”? Nope. Campaign Manager. If Trump’s campaign manager was indicted … Continue reading

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Hunting Season Is Upon Us

We went out today to test some rifles and ammunition. Gopher-sized groups were achieved in the cold and the wind even to 300 yards. We are ready for the general season. We didn’t test the muzzle-loader. It’s too reliable. Neither … Continue reading

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Fakest News?

“The cost to charge an EV already is more than the cost to fuel an internal combustion engine vehicle (for the same distance traveled).” See comment by Jim Redmond in response to The electric vehicle revolution is coming, but is the … Continue reading

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The “Nuclear Option” In The United States Senate

Today was interesting. Two senators who have announced they will not run for reelection made speeches/interviews to the effect that USA needs to wake up to the dangers of Trumpism, that USA is on the brink of a deep chasm. … Continue reading

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Trumpism Is Not Just Nutty. It’s Fruity too.

““This is an apple,” the ad begins with a red apple on a white screen. “Some people might try to tell you it’s a banana. They might scream, ‘Banana, banana, banana,’ over and over again. They might put banana in … Continue reading

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Impeaching Trump

“”high crimes and misdemeanors” could be defined as “abuse or violation of some public trust.” This president has clearly already exceeded these standards. Congress has impeached past presidents for far less.” See Impeach Trump: Add Your NameAmen! The “I”-word has been … Continue reading

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Another Million Learn About GNU/Linux

“Linux is a free open-source operating system, which means the code is available for anyone to explore. Technically speaking, the term “Linux” refers to just the kernel, or the core, of the code. However, people often use the name to … Continue reading

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Rearranging The Deck Chairs On Our Deck

Environment Canada is forecasting an intense low pressure cell north of us that will cause 60k/h westerly winds with gusts to 90k/h. 60 k/h is rather routine but 90k/h is dangerous. TLW and I were out in the yard planting … Continue reading

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2018 Could Be A Great Year For Me To Go Solar And Solo

“Global supply of polysilicon, solar wafers and PV modules will significantly exceed demand in 2018, media reports have cited Li Xianshou, CEO for China-based solare wafer maker ReneSolar, as indicating.” See PV oversupply to happen in 2018, says ReneSolar CEOSupply and … Continue reading

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Speculating On How Solo EV Will Do In Canada

“2013 EV sales in Canada totaled over 1,600 for battery EVs (BEV) and plug-in hybrid EVs (PHEV) each. Since that time the market has only seen temporary leveling of a month or two. Annual numbers have always built upon previous … Continue reading

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EMV Update On China Etc.

ElectraMeccanica Vehicles had a video update yesterday. There was plenty of news, like production in China but also an affirmation that production in BC, Canada is ramping up and should reach 10 Solos per month soon. The Chinese production will … Continue reading

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