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by vnatale
Fri Aug 12, 2022 10:50 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Inflation Reduction Act
Replies: 96
Views: 913

Re: Inflation Reduction Act

Haven’t studied nuclear but I know h they keep trying to dump the waste product in my state? If it’s so safe, they should keep the waste where it was used. Aside from that I’m pretty open to nuclear. I never groked the lefts absolute hatred of the method. I took a post graduate level nuclear engine...
by vnatale
Fri Aug 12, 2022 10:41 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Inflation Reduction Act
Replies: 96
Views: 913

Re: Inflation Reduction Act

Haven’t studied nuclear but I know h they keep trying to dump the waste product in my state? If it’s so safe, they should keep the waste where it was used. Aside from that I’m pretty open to nuclear. I never groked the lefts absolute hatred of the method. Way back in the 70s every homeowners policy...
by vnatale
Fri Aug 12, 2022 10:39 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Inflation Reduction Act
Replies: 96
Views: 913

Re: Inflation Reduction Act

I'm sure I'm way too stupid and uniformed (cuz i am) but to me it seems like get on a path to renewables and supplement with backup nuclear power and call it a day. If you're going to have the nuclear power, why bother with the renewables? Yeah, that's a good question. I'm late to this discussion, ...
by vnatale
Fri Aug 12, 2022 10:36 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Bluff Called???
Replies: 8
Views: 103

Re: Bluff Called???

Desert wrote:
Fri Aug 12, 2022 10:06 am

Yeah, it's hard for me to imagine what would be worth hanging onto for months and refusing to return it.


A decades long attitude / belief of being "above the law"?
by vnatale
Fri Aug 12, 2022 9:14 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Inflation Reduction Act
Replies: 96
Views: 913

Re: Inflation Reduction Act

COSTELLO: I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America. ABBOTT: Good Subject. Terrible Times. It's 5.6%. COSTELLO: That many people are out of work? ABBOTT: No, that's 23%. COSTELLO: You just said 5.6%. ABBOTT: 5.6% Unemployed. COSTELLO: Right 5.6% out of work. ABBOTT: No, that's 23%. COST...
by vnatale
Fri Aug 12, 2022 9:10 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Inflation Reduction Act
Replies: 96
Views: 913

Re: Inflation Reduction Act

I'm sure I'm way too stupid and uniformed (cuz i am) but to me it seems like get on a path to renewables and supplement with backup nuclear power and call it a day. If you're going to have the nuclear power, why bother with the renewables? IDK...is there any cost comparison data to say which is che...
by vnatale
Fri Aug 12, 2022 9:06 am
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Golden Butterfly Portfolio
Replies: 552
Views: 219167

Re: Golden Butterfly Portfolio

That makes it easier having only one value fund option. I became more discouraged as I reviewed value funds. They all have their own little way to try to market time. I decided I don't like the stress of picking the best fund. I sympathize with ochotona on RSP but would rather just use FZROX with 0...
by vnatale
Thu Aug 11, 2022 1:43 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Washington Journal
Replies: 74
Views: 3470

Re: Washington Journal

https://www.c-span.org/video/?522219-3/washington-journal-dr-anand-parekh-discusses-federal-response-current-future-health-challenges AUGUST 11, 2022 | PART OF WASHINGTON JOURNAL 08/11/2022 Washington Journal Dr. Anand Parekh on the Federal Response to Health Challenges Dr. Anand Parekh talked about...
by vnatale
Thu Aug 11, 2022 8:04 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Why did Pelosi cross the road?
Replies: 36
Views: 522

Re: Why did Pelosi cross the road?

Getting a bit OT but hey why not? It's not a totally American thing, more of an "I'm special" one I think, but I find it incredible when people go into a foreign country and think US (or pick a western country) rules and customs apply and particularly so in countries that are known to lean authorit...
by vnatale
Wed Aug 10, 2022 3:10 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Inflation Reduction Act
Replies: 96
Views: 913

Re: Inflation Reduction Act

Interesting list and looks reasonably the same now but I'd put the car salespeople above the politicians. Interesting how 10 years ago more than half of people thought politicians were not to be trusted. And yet, we still vote the slease bags into office. Shame on us! Or as Soros might say "you get...
by vnatale
Wed Aug 10, 2022 3:06 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Inflation Reduction Act
Replies: 96
Views: 913

Re: Inflation Reduction Act

Probably from the counterpoint mentioned in that article. At least I assume so. I don’t catalog my reading, viewing, and thoughts. 🤓 They say he’s revised the number downward. Gotcha. Vinny can help you with the cataloging of data. :) Of course the eventual goal of EV's goes along with continued re...
by vnatale
Wed Aug 10, 2022 3:04 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Inflation Reduction Act
Replies: 96
Views: 913

Re: Inflation Reduction Act

Vinny’s solar thread illustrates how these subsidies go to well-off people. Nothing personal, Vinny. None taken. It just reinforces the saying: "The rich get richer." However, people with equal abilities / potentials through their own choices can end up in two different places. One well-off, one no...
by vnatale
Wed Aug 10, 2022 2:57 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Renewable electricity sources are now a no-brainer
Replies: 119
Views: 39932

Re: Renewable electricity sources are now a no-brainer

Vinny, sorry if you've already covered this, but do you have heirs? I'm wondering if your estate value is meaningful to you, to pass along to heirs or charities after you depart. And nice job no the kWh tracking! Wow. That's some high-level nerd stats there, and I mean that as a compliment. I have ...
by vnatale
Wed Aug 10, 2022 2:51 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Renewable electricity sources are now a no-brainer
Replies: 119
Views: 39932

Re: Renewable electricity sources are now a no-brainer

How big is your lot? Can you put an array in your yard, facing generally south? Then, would it be permitted? Have a detached garage? Would you like one? I don’t see how you’re going to make this pencil out anyway. You’re frugal with electricity and you don’t assign any intangible value to the green...
by vnatale
Wed Aug 10, 2022 11:30 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Inflation Reduction Act
Replies: 96
Views: 913

Re: Inflation Reduction Act

Things might make more sense if people shed the false dichotomy of D vs R and reframe it as establishment vs non-establishment (or regime vs non-regime, elites vs non-elites, etc. as you prefer). D and R are just two wings of the same bird. I'd be surprised if there is anyone left who truly believe...
by vnatale
Wed Aug 10, 2022 11:27 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Renewable electricity sources are now a no-brainer
Replies: 119
Views: 39932

Re: Renewable electricity sources are now a no-brainer

My house orientation is exactly opposite optimal. Rather than having the more desirable north / south roofs, I have east / west roofs. The west is slightly more tilted toward the south than the east but I'm going with the east because it has almost no shading while the west has some. Therefore a 6....
by vnatale
Wed Aug 10, 2022 9:52 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Inflation Reduction Act
Replies: 96
Views: 913

Re: Inflation Reduction Act

https://www.gyroscopicinvesting.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=8899&p=242394#p242382 joypog, You posted a few thoughts on the Renewable Energy thread beginning with the above link that I thought were outstanding and could be modified to explain why we got the likes of Trump and Biden and many, many ...
by vnatale
Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:47 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Renewable electricity sources are now a no-brainer
Replies: 119
Views: 39932

Re: Renewable electricity sources are now a no-brainer

I knew it. I could just tell. He's the kind of roofer who simply doesn't like metal roofs. That's fine. But it means this isn't the guy to install a metal roof for you. He may be great, decent, honest, trustworthy, the works... but he's not the right roofer if you want a metal roof. I already have ...
by vnatale
Wed Aug 10, 2022 12:22 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4502
Views: 1038822

Re: Figuring Out Religion

I'd say that Prothero would say the question itself is an example of a Christian conception of religion. Christianity is uniquely focused on sin and salvation to be mediated via belief in correct doctrine. His argument is that other religions are not nearly as focused on orthodoxy and explore other...
by vnatale
Wed Aug 10, 2022 12:16 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Renewable electricity sources are now a no-brainer
Replies: 119
Views: 39932

Re: Renewable electricity sources are now a no-brainer

Atypical indeed! Very impressive. I used to aspire to that level of power frugality but had to throw in the towel after my kids were born. Our consumption is still very much below average, but not like what you're doing! With such a low level of consumption, I'm surprised that you're shopping for a...
by vnatale
Tue Aug 09, 2022 11:53 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Renewable electricity sources are now a no-brainer
Replies: 119
Views: 39932

Re: Renewable electricity sources are now a no-brainer

Upgrading to 200 amp service is something you would want to do if you plan to upgrade the rest of your gas appliances to electric in the future. An electric oven uses a 50 amp breaker, an electric water heater is 30, and so on. They add up, and the panel is sized for everything being on at once. Be...
by vnatale
Tue Aug 09, 2022 11:39 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Figuring Out Religion
Replies: 4502
Views: 1038822

Re: Figuring Out Religion

Just finished Stephen Prothero’s God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World As can be gathered from the title, he does not believe that all religions are ultimately the same. Instead, he posits that Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism, Confucianism, Yoruba Religion, and Daoism ...
by vnatale
Tue Aug 09, 2022 11:24 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Renewable electricity sources are now a no-brainer
Replies: 119
Views: 39932

Re: Renewable electricity sources are now a no-brainer

https://www.wired.com/story/after-going-solar-i-felt-the-bliss-of-sudden-abundance/ CLIVE THOMPSONIDEASJUL 29, 2022 8:00 AM After Going Solar, I Felt the Bliss of Sudden Abundance My rooftop panels showed me that a world powered by renewables would be an overflowing horn of plenty, with fast, sporty...
by vnatale
Tue Aug 09, 2022 11:24 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Renewable electricity sources are now a no-brainer
Replies: 119
Views: 39932

Re: Renewable electricity sources are now a no-brainer

I think the vendors are used to handwaving in front of semi-innumerate homeowners that just go "okay, whatever lowers my monthly bills." Thanks. I like to immerse myself in all the details so there are no surprises or regrets after I finally make the decision. I've seen too many people quickly make...
by vnatale
Tue Aug 09, 2022 11:00 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Renewable electricity sources are now a no-brainer
Replies: 119
Views: 39932

Re: Renewable electricity sources are now a no-brainer

All house projects are investments of some sort, it just depends on how you look at them. Your new driveway wasn't a financial investment, right? You did it for the use value (old driveway was deteriorating) and potential value maintenance (not doing the project would lead to lower resale value). A...