Jump to content
  • Member Statistics

    16,893
    Total Members
    7,904
    Most Online
    Duke Of Lizards
    Newest Member
    Duke Of Lizards
    Joined

Met Summer Banter


 Share

Recommended Posts

1 hour ago, ORH_wxman said:

You kidding? We'd have an entire thread of whining. Tropical threats in SNE usually involve a few lawn chairs blown over after DIT promises forests being flattened.

I dont remember the year. But there was death and destruction advertised and I had one measly stick blown in my pool.

  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

7 minutes ago, natedizel said:

Building blockhousing in a neighborhood causes more traffic and noise. Its a turnoff for people who wanted to get out of a city where its neck to neck.

I dont care who lives near me but i dont need to see 100 extra cars/noise go down my side street everyday. 

Someone buys a house for a certain price and you expect them to accept less when they want to resell??? Your insane.

You fell for that Liberal scare  tactic that the poor and POC were coming to live out with them?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

8 hours ago, STILL N OF PIKE said:
15 hours ago, fujiwara79 said:

not really.  over-reliance on "just in time" manufacturing is a much bigger problem if you act like the Covid closures weren’t the root cause of disrupting JIT

JIT is great for nominal conditions (no major wars, no pandemics, no massive natural disasters).  it's terrible for off-nominal conditions, like a pandemic, where they have no reliable means of predicting demand.  you may want to stick with dogecoin advice.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 minutes ago, fujiwara79 said:

JIT is great for nominal conditions (no major wars, no pandemics, no massive natural disasters).  it's terrible for off-nominal conditions, like a pandemic, where they have no reliable means of predicting demand.  you may want to stick with dogecoin advice.

Pandemics and global shutdowns shouldn’t happen often. It doesn’t make sense to run your business in “once every 100 years disaster” mode all the time. That will cripple you against your competition. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

15 hours ago, PhineasC said:

I am wondering why you guys keep pinning this entirely on the rich fat cats when there is an entire consumer side of the equation that demands extremely low prices for luxury goods and will have a fit if those prices go up?

yes, we have a consumerist culture.  although I don't think it was always this way.  we used to have more of a savings culture, but low interest rates, free trade and no anti-trust enforcement changed that.  policy might have influenced culture or the other way around -- but the changes happened around the same time. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

17 minutes ago, fujiwara79 said:

JIT is great for nominal conditions (no major wars, no pandemics, no massive natural disasters).  it's terrible for off-nominal conditions, like a pandemic, where they have no reliable means of predicting demand.  you may want to stick with dogecoin advice.

Umm I pointed to Covid Closures as the reason For causing the stress. You blamed JIT w/o mentioning Covid closures  you putz

Don’t make me breakout the mask reports that send you into a tizzy 

  • Haha 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

13 minutes ago, PhineasC said:

Pandemics and global shutdowns shouldn’t happen often. It doesn’t make sense to run your business in “once every 100 years disaster” mode all the time. That will cripple you against your competition. 

Look where we are as a country.  Crippled.  Is that in thanks to these,  Greedy, Racist middle class LIB DITS you speak of?

  • Like 1
  • Weenie 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 minutes ago, ORH_wxman said:

Yeah HOAs are not very common in New England....you do get them in those townhouse neighborhood a lot, but otherwise they are fairly rare.

Thank God.   My sister in PA had some horror stories of old people with nothing to do going around trying to find stuff to bust people on...

  • Haha 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, UMB WX said:

Look where we are as a country.  Crippled.  Is that in thanks to these,  Greedy, Racist middle class LIB DITS you speak of?

Many reasons for our state as a nation. If you want to look at crime, for example, you can look at the very strong correlation between single motherhood and young male criminals. There are similar very strong correlations for many of our ills, but you have to be willing to do something about it. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, fujiwara79 said:

yes, we have a consumerist culture.  although I don't think it was always this way.  we used to have more of a savings culture, but low interest rates, free trade and no anti-trust enforcement changed that.  policy might have influenced culture or the other way around -- but the changes happened around the same time. 

I agree, which is why I have been saying it will take a big reset to back out of this hole. People will need to get used to consuming less and paying more. That’s a big ask if the government simply sucks up all the “savings.”

Link to comment
Share on other sites

There's no evidence that, in aggregate, increased density/development causes decreased property values so the idea that someone building more housing on your street is going to ruin your property value is unfounded.

Americans need to get used to living in much denser quarters if we're serious about reducing our carbon footprints. Not NYC dense, or even Boston dense, but Newton dense, certainly. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

4 minutes ago, bch2014 said:

There's no evidence that, in aggregate, increased density/development causes decreased property values so the idea that someone building more housing on your street is going to ruin your property value is unfounded.

Americans need to get used to living in much denser quarters if we're serious about reducing our carbon footprints. Not NYC dense, or even Boston dense, but Newton dense, certainly. 

The property value argument is a straw man because aesthetics isn’t a very convincing argument to a larger audience. The problem is you have some medium density communities that are very close to high density neighborhoods and amenities but don’t want to increase the density in their own little island.  

If you want to live in a low density area, there’s more than enough room in America, but you have to be willing to be well outside a major city. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, PhineasC said:

Many reasons for our state as a nation. If you want to look at crime, for example, you can look at the very strong correlation between single motherhood and young male criminals. There are similar very strong correlations for many of our ills, but you have to be willing to do something about it. 

Yeah there  are enough crimes committed in suburban and rural areas to have DL, 20/20,  Snapped, American Greed and ID channel marathons on a continuous loop for  3 decades.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

4 minutes ago, ORH_wxman said:

The property value argument is a straw man because aesthetics isn’t a very convincing argument to a larger audience. The problem is you have some medium density communities that are very close to high density neighborhoods and amenities but don’t want to increase the density in their own little island.  

If you want to live in a low density area, there’s more than enough room in America, but you have to be willing to be well outside a major city. 

People want all the amenities and services that come with urban high density… with the “country feel” of low density.  How close can I get to Boston but still feel like I live in God’s Country, ha.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

5 hours ago, TheSnowman said:

Man.  You guys are going to have a Lot to say when I get my Capitalism Talk out.  I’m a Severe fan of Capitalism, and think ANY HINT of Socialism and Regulation is an Utter disaster, making for a worthless, excuse making, lazy society.  Including the Minimum Wage which is asinine that it exists.  The Free Market in a civilized society fixes everything on its own with zero regulation.  Didn’t realize many on here were fans of socialist “Help” people out by unfairly taking from other people ideals.  

Random capitalization checks out

  • Haha 3
  • Weenie 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I've just been booking stays out in S. Dakota and Wyoming for my upcoming vacation.  My son and I are leaving next Friday and driving out west to spending some time around Mt. Rushmore and then heading over to Yellowstone.  We'll spend 2-3 days poking around the park but we probably won't see half  a quarter of what there is.  After that, we are heading back east.  I would really love to see the Canadian border open so we can go back through the UP of Michigan and Ontario.  

  • Like 6
Link to comment
Share on other sites

C & P the entire article so people don't just see the headline and freak.  This isn't that shocking at this point as there was indication of this from Israel.  

 

Heart inflammation in young men higher than expected after Pfizer, Moderna vaccines -U.S. CDC

By Michael Erman and Manojna Maddipatla 

  (Reuters) -A higher-than-expected number of young men have experienced heart inflammation after their second dose of the mRNA COVID-19 shots from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna, according to data from two vaccine safety monitoring systems, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Thursday. 

  The CDC and other health regulators have been investigating heart inflammation cases after Israel’s Health Ministry reported that it had found a likely link to the condition in young men who received Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. 

The agency said it is still assessing the risk from the condition and has not yet concluded that there was a causal relationship between the vaccines and cases of myocarditis or pericarditis. 

  While some patients required hospitalization, most have fully recovered from their symptoms, the CDC said. 

  More than half of the cases reported to the U.S. Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) after people had received their second dose of either the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccines were in people between the ages of 12 and 24, the CDC said. Those age groups accounted for less than 9% of doses administered. 

  "We clearly have an imbalance there," Dr. Tom Shimabukuro, deputy director of the CDC's Immunization Safety Office, said in a presentation https://www.fda.gov/media/150054/download to an advisory committee to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration meeting on Thursday. 

  The overwhelming majority of the cases have occurred within a week of vaccination, Shimabukuro said. 

  There were 283 observed cases of heart inflammation after the second vaccine dose in those aged 16 to 24 in the VAERS data. That compares with expectations of 10-to-102 cases for that age range based on U.S. population background incidence rates, the CDC said. 

  Shimabukuro said there was a predominance of males in younger age groups among the reported heart inflammation cases. 

  The median age of patients who experienced the inflammation after a second vaccine dose was 24, according to the VAERS data. Just under 80% of the cases were in men. 

  Shimabukuro also said the Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) - another safety monitoring system - showed an increased incidence of heart inflammation in 16 to 39 year olds after their second shot when compared to the rate observed after the first dose. 

  Pfizer said it supports the CDC's assessment of the heart inflammation cases, noting that "the number of reports is small given the number of doses administered." 

  About 130 million people in the United States have received both doses of one of the mRNA vaccines. 

  "It is important to understand that a careful assessment of the reports is ongoing and it has not been concluded that the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines cause myocarditis or pericarditis," the company said in a statement. 

  Moderna said it also has not established a causal association with the condition and its vaccine. It said it is actively working with public health and regulatory authorities to further assess the issue. 

  The CDC said it will hold a meeting of its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices next week to further evaluate the evidence and assess the risk of myocarditis following mRNA vaccination for COVID-19. 

  (Reporting by Michael Erman in Maplewood, N.J. and Manojna Maddipatla in Bengaluru; Editing by Bill Berkrot) 

https://news.yahoo.com/news/cdc-heart-inflammation-cases-ages-140826238.html

Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 hours ago, TheSnowman said:

Man.  You guys are going to have a Lot to say when I get my Capitalism Talk out.  I’m a Severe fan of Capitalism, and think ANY HINT of Socialism and Regulation is an Utter disaster, making for a worthless, excuse making, lazy society.  Including the Minimum Wage which is asinine that it exists.  The Free Market in a civilized society fixes everything on its own with zero regulation.  Didn’t realize many on here were fans of socialist “Help” people out by unfairly taking from other people ideals.  

 

https://econreview.berkeley.edu/would-free-market-capitalism-make-people-wealthy-and-free/

https://www.investopedia.com/articles/economics/08/free-market-regulation.asp

https://www.economicshelp.org/blog/glossary/criticism-free-market/

https://www.google.com/amp/s/fee.org/articles/problems-the-free-market-cant-solve/amp

  • Like 1
  • Weenie 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

24 minutes ago, mreaves said:

I've just been booking stays out in S. Dakota and Wyoming for my upcoming vacation.  My son and I are leaving next Friday and driving out west to spending some time around Mt. Rushmore and then heading over to Yellowstone.  We'll spend 2-3 days poking around the park but we probably won't see half  a quarter of what there is.  After that, we are heading back east.  I would really love to see the Canadian border open so we can go back through the UP of Michigan and Ontario.  

Awesome dude.  That’s on my bucket list.  People I know who’ve gone say the Black Hills geography was more impressive than they imagined.  

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Enjoy! Spent lots of time in each place...South Dakota Badlands are just otherwordly. Try to see them at sunrise or sunset.   Hayden or Lamar Valleys in Yellowstone will yield most game (wolves!) sightings at sunrise/sunset as well.  Try to swing by Devils Tower in eastern Wyoming and Do NOT miss seeing the Tetons rising over 7000 feet from Snake River plain with no foothills!   Have a great trip. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, mreaves said:

I've just been booking stays out in S. Dakota and Wyoming for my upcoming vacation.  My son and I are leaving next Friday and driving out west to spending some time around Mt. Rushmore and then heading over to Yellowstone.  We'll spend 2-3 days poking around the park but we probably won't see half  a quarter of what there is.  After that, we are heading back east.  I would really love to see the Canadian border open so we can go back through the UP of Michigan and Ontario.  

Awesome, we're heading to Colorado to see my nephew this fall but haven't come up with an itinerary yet, so much to see in such a large area.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I've just been booking stays out in S. Dakota and Wyoming for my upcoming vacation.  My son and I are leaving next Friday and driving out west to spending some time around Mt. Rushmore and then heading over to Yellowstone.  We'll spend 2-3 days poking around the park but we probably won't see half  a quarter of what there is.  After that, we are heading back east.  I would really love to see the Canadian border open so we can go back through the UP of Michigan and Ontario.  

We are leaving on the night of the 17th to head out to South Dakota ourself. We are renting a house in Spearfish at the base of Crow Peak. We are driving out as well. Going to hit Devils Tower, Mt Rushmore, badlands, etc.

We were supposed to go last year but cancelled because of covid.

About a 30 hour drive for us. Hope to get there by Saturday the 19th in the afternoon. Staying until the 26th.


.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

14 hours ago, Dan said:


We are leaving on the night of the 17th to head out to South Dakota ourself. We are renting a house in Spearfish at the base of Crow Peak. We are driving out as well. Going to hit Devils Tower, Mt Rushmore, badlands, etc.

We were supposed to go last year but cancelled because of covid.

About a 30 hour drive for us. Hope to get there by Saturday the 19th in the afternoon. Staying until the 26th.


.

29 Hour drive for us but not sure if I want to go that way or fly, which is a PIA and rent a car.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

29 Hour drive for us but not sure if I want to go that way or fly, which is a PIA and rent as car.

My wife wanted to fly but I just didn’t want to deal with it. Plus not many direct flights to rapid city. I don’t mind the drive myself. Will drive about 20
-24 hours in the first stint. Take a night do sleep and finish on Saturday.


.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

4 hours ago, bch2014 said:

There's no evidence that, in aggregate, increased density/development causes decreased property values so the idea that someone building more housing on your street is going to ruin your property value is unfounded.

Americans need to get used to living in much denser quarters if we're serious about reducing our carbon footprints. Not NYC dense, or even Boston dense, but Newton dense, certainly. 

Blech

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...