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  1. I don't like or trust the Chinese as a people. ...

    I don't like or trust the Chinese as a people. But I do love the Chinese language. The Classic Chinese. The kind of Chinese which is written with hand rubbed ink and a tiny paint brush. It's a...
  2. I agree. People used to come to America to...

    I agree. People used to come to America to Become Americans. Which is why our selective immigration policies were so effective - we accepted immigrants who were most likely to become Americans. ...
  3. In the fullness of Time - animosities fade. We...

    In the fullness of Time - animosities fade. We were enemies with the Spanish and Germans so long ago that no one cares any more. Whereas the Arab atrocities are fresh in the present generations'...
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    Not if you hang up on them every time.

    Not if you hang up on them every time.
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    An effect whereby a mass moving in a rotating...

    An effect whereby a mass moving in a rotating system experiences a force (the Coriolis force) acting perpendicular to the direction of motion and to the axis of rotation. On the earth, the effect...
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    When I was buying television advertising I...

    When I was buying television advertising I discovered that my prices were based on recent-past ratings. They would show me the viewer volumes per time slot over the previous few months and the more...
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    Well; "all" would be too strong a word. For one...

    Well; "all" would be too strong a word. For one example; I notice an astonishing amount of drugs being constantly advertised - so the drug makers are at it too.

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    The media's entire existence is 100% based on...

    The media's entire existence is 100% based on attracting attention to itself and then selling that attraction to others for their advertising needs. Advertisers, knowing this, buy off the media with...
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    Hmmm. Emissions as a percentage of annual...

    Hmmm. Emissions as a percentage of annual production - graphed over time.

    It's just my guess, but I think that by that standard of measure US would come out well ahead of a fair number of other...
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    I once found some of those pellet's from Bar's...

    I once found some of those pellet's from Bar's Stopleak in the radiator neck of a GMC van that I had bought new with 6 miles on it. That was after I had owned it for a year or so and was replacing...
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    I think the whole efficiency / saving the...

    I think the whole efficiency / saving the environment / reducing operating costs thing is horsepoop. It is just another knee-jerk reaction by America's useless political class. Nothing about it, or...
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    And here the blacks are frivolous and will cap...

    And here the blacks are frivolous and will cap another black. Almost always over money.

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    I had a situation recently where the ECM motor...

    I had a situation recently where the ECM motor (Broad Ocean I think?) repeatedly failed to high speed only. Under warranty - but so what? The original post-failure idea was to just leave it failed...
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    Someone sent me this today. ...

    Someone sent me this today.

    https://www.quora.com/What-has-caused-the-recent-spike-in-deadly-mass-shootings-in-the-US
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    Hold on now: Roy's aliens live under ice but...

    Hold on now: Roy's aliens live under ice but Gus's aliens prefer the overheated -ness of the Earth? Are there more than one kind?

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    Keep up; in this case 'they' are the...

    Keep up; in this case 'they' are the non-earth-based aliens.
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    What was the nature of the muzzling of the dozens...

    What was the nature of the muzzling of the dozens of teachers and the hundreds of students?

    Not one wanted to become famous? Or write a best selling book?

    What did the military do exactly to...
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    They had no choice - have you seen the vast...

    They had no choice - have you seen the vast majority of the women over there?
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    I don't discount conspiracy theories on either...

    I don't discount conspiracy theories on either their merits or their lack thereof. My discounting of them is solely based on the twin logic that nobody is smart enough to run them and no one can...
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    The Moon Landing Was Faked! Photographic Proof -

    http://pigeonsnest.co.uk/stuff/nasa-fakes-moon-landing.html
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    Please accept my comment as non-committal - I...

    Please accept my comment as non-committal - I have no position to promote or to defend.

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  22. The terminal pin maybe?

    The terminal pin maybe? <g>
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    Why? The air through the cooling coil flows up.

    Why? The air through the cooling coil flows up.
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    A friend of mine was over a few nights ago and he...

    A friend of mine was over a few nights ago and he got on to talking about all the 'horrors' of present day existence.

    I took a few minutes to consider before replying but my summation-answer was...
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    House fires routinely deform steel I-beams. ...

    House fires routinely deform steel I-beams. Which is why firemen always prefer to know if the support beams are wood or steel. Steel beam produce sudden-collapse whereas wood beams more gradually...
  26. Why did you shut the system down for the 30...

    Why did you shut the system down for the 30 minutes?
    How did you shut it down? By what means?

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    When I work - this first pictured joint would be...

    When I work - this first pictured joint would be considered as very-poor-practice - although there is nothing technically wrong with it.

    The second picture of the control wire is definitely...
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    Nothing will fix this, or most any other problem,...

    Nothing will fix this, or most any other problem, except for total campaign reform. First: the citizens-united decision has to be reversed.

    And then campaign spending limits have to be imposed...
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    Is your real name Mikkos Cassadine ? PHM...

    Is your real name Mikkos Cassadine ?

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    Except back where it came from.

    Except back where it came from. <g>
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    Good to see that you made it through OK. How...

    Good to see that you made it through OK.

    How did you make out with Dorian?
    Was your power or internet service down?
    Any damage to your own stuff ?
    Do you have a boat there?

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    The link in the story you wanted me to read leads...

    The link in the story you wanted me to read leads to this:
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    Rachel Corrie was an associate of the pro-Palestinian group called the International Solidarity...
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    You know why you are unfamiliar with the points...

    You know why you are unfamiliar with the points system? It's because you are always civil and non abusive to others. <g>

    I have been telling people for years that you can attack all the Ideas...
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    I should understand it better - but I really...

    I should understand it better - but I really don't.

    The way I think it works is that doing something against the letter, and sometimes the spirit, of the forum rules can result in points being...
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    I would be tempted to say: all of them - but...

    I would be tempted to say: all of them - but then I recall all the customer service people I am forced to struggle with and the fact that no one can ever make my computers run consistently. <g>
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  36. I understand your frustration and I agree that...

    I understand your frustration and I agree that the system should have remained leak free for may years.

    But sometimes - especially over the last ten years! - they don't.

    Consumers, in...
  37. There is no equipment - the leak was in the line...

    There is no equipment - the leak was in the line set.

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  38. On what basis? Adding a leak sealant is a way of...

    On what basis? Adding a leak sealant is a way of repairing a leak. Nothing illegal about it.

    It's not what I would do. It's not what I would suggest that anyone else do. But that doesn't...
  39. And then what would you do with that information?...

    And then what would you do with that information?

    What is your point?

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  40. China is in a bad way and it's going to get...

    China is in a bad way and it's going to get worse. So long as they could scam the world into thinking that they are functional Capitalists - their true, and deep-rooted, despot-ism actions were...
  41. I do not know of any refrigerant leak sealer...

    I do not know of any refrigerant leak sealer which is green.

    If you washed the substance away with a hose - it was not oil based.

    With the limited information available now my best guess would...
  42. I see that the unit is secured down to the pad...

    I see that the unit is secured down to the pad under it with metal straps.

    What is the pad attached down to?

    You noticed the green liquid. OK; did you touch it? Wipe it up? Clean it away?
    ...
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    One time I was in Fort Lauderdale with this...

    One time I was in Fort Lauderdale with this beautiful little girl. There was a hurricane coming when we checked into the Riviera Hotel - right across the street from the wide beach - a second floor...
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    How do you know what they like? PHM ------

    How do you know what they like?

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    What were the parts replaced? The $6000. worth...

    What were the parts replaced?

    The $6000. worth - can you list those for us?

    That will make it easier for us to more accurately grasp the scope of the issue.

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  46. What is an s. c. ?

    What is an s. c. ?
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    If you can get to them from the inside to...

    If you can get to them from the inside to open/close them - you can fit a close-fitting piece of 3/4" plywood to the inside of them. Attach it well with a dozen long screws and the window won't blow...
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    Those are big leak rates. And so the leaks...

    Those are big leak rates. And so the leaks should be easy to find - and to pinpoint. Which is the Exact Point of a leak-test.

    Your mechanic did not "leak check" in any meaningful way.

    You...
  49. I can never remember when to subtract or add the...

    I can never remember when to subtract or add the 273.

    273K = 0C and =32F. - but after that I get somewhat lost doing the calcs in my head.

    And forget about Rankin! Are the F degrees or...
  50. Not including the super-rich - for California...

    Not including the super-rich - for California there has been a net outflow of people with money for over 20 years. You can follow the trend by noting the declining profitability of the California...
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