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Message 109306 - Posted: 17 Jul 2022, 18:03:08 UTC - in response to Message 109305.  

Anyway, taxes are too high, the government throws money at everything and it has to stop. Start making people pay for what they use.

If that's how you look at life go on, I dare you, emigrate to Texas where there is virtually zero personal taxation.
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Message 109308 - Posted: 17 Jul 2022, 18:25:41 UTC

There comes a time in life for every highly intelligent person to stop banging their head against a brick wall.
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Message 109310 - Posted: 17 Jul 2022, 19:11:26 UTC - in response to Message 109309.  

There comes a time in life for every highly intelligent person to stop banging their head against a brick wall.
Agreed, I'm not going to convince the masses.

You might possibly convinced the masses.

But you certainly will not convince those that make their conclusions from the facts.
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Message 109313 - Posted: 17 Jul 2022, 20:39:20 UTC - in response to Message 109311.  

I've yet to see any of our conclusions that is anything other than driven by total selfishness and abhorrence of anyone who disagrees with you.
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Message 109314 - Posted: 17 Jul 2022, 21:31:55 UTC

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sovereign_citizen_movement
In surveys conducted in 2014 and 2015, representatives of law enforcement ranked the risk of terrorism from the sovereign citizen movement higher than the risk from any other group, including Islamic extremists, militias, racists, and neo-Nazis
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Message 109319 - Posted: 18 Jul 2022, 7:09:51 UTC - in response to Message 109316.  

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sovereign_citizen_movement
In surveys conducted in 2014 and 2015, representatives of law enforcement ranked the risk of terrorism from the sovereign citizen movement higher than the risk from any other group, including Islamic extremists, militias, racists, and neo-Nazis
Indeed, the general population hates the government.
It may or may not be true that the general population hates the government. The survey was about the risks as perceived by law enforcement representatives. Whether you think this is accurate depends to some extent on whether those surveyed count all the mass shootings as terrorist events or as actions of those who are mentally ill. (My own impression from over here is a mixture of both. but if I lived there I might possibly have a different view.)
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Message 109324 - Posted: 18 Jul 2022, 10:33:02 UTC
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Sheeple - call that an insult, for real insults one has to turn to Shakespeare among other authors.
Try these:
“The tartness of his face sours ripe grapes.” - The Comedy of Errors (Act 5, Scene 4)
“There’s no more faith in thee than in a stewed prune.” - Henry IV Part 1 (Act 3, Scene 3)
“His wit’s as thick as a Tewkesbury mustard.” - Henry IV Part 2 (Act 2, Scene 4)
“Thou clay-brained guts, thou knotty-pated fool, thou whoreson obscene greasy tallow-catch!” - Henry IV Part 1 (Act 2, Scene 4)
“Thou sodden-witted lord! Thou hast no more brain than I have in mine elbows “ - Troilus and Cressida (Act 2, Scene 1)


Oh yes, they really knew how to insult back then, 'tis and art lost to modern man, with his paucity of impure but clean words to be spake in strange forms.
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Message 109328 - Posted: 18 Jul 2022, 11:00:44 UTC

Awaiting payment of customs charges Cambridge Depot


Tracking link now says it has cleared customs. Don't know if that means UK firm have just paid it or they paid it at time of purchase and the paperwork has just caught up. It might even get here before I got to Cirencester for ten days.
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Message 109330 - Posted: 18 Jul 2022, 12:30:22 UTC

It's 33.3C on my balcony - in the shade.
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Message 109334 - Posted: 18 Jul 2022, 16:32:25 UTC - in response to Message 109333.  

[1] Is 28.7A at 246V quite a lot for continuous power draw? :-)

Back of my envelope give about 7kVA.
Not really a lot, that's less than the HVCA load presented by ONE Eurostar coach (33kW at peak cooling at a power factor of 0.9).
Now, what's the volume of a Eurostar coach - 2.5m x 2.5m x 17.7m (44.2m^2) - how does that compare with the volume of your place?
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Message 109336 - Posted: 18 Jul 2022, 16:36:00 UTC - in response to Message 109332.  

Oh dear, you have just described yourself, unable to understand that you've been brainwashed because its been done so successfully.
Yup, you will never understand how well you've been brainwashed by the "alt-society collective". So go on, rant and rage because your cover has been blown.
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