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by vnatale
Wed Aug 10, 2022 3:10 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Inflation Reduction Act
Replies: 61
Views: 604

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: 61
Views: 604

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: 61
Views: 604

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: 39870

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: 39870

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: 61
Views: 604

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: 39870

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: 61
Views: 604

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: 39870

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: 1037866

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: 39870

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: 39870

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: 1037866

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: 39870

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: 39870

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: 39870

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...
by vnatale
Tue Aug 09, 2022 10:40 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Renewable electricity sources are now a no-brainer
Replies: 119
Views: 39870

Re: Renewable electricity sources are now a no-brainer

4. I agree / disagree with you regarding this particular roofer. He is only 30 years old and has owned the business for only a year. But he's been in the business for 14 years. He said he had the option to buy the business he'd been working for but that would have required him to support all the bu...
by vnatale
Tue Aug 09, 2022 10:35 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Why did Pelosi cross the road?
Replies: 31
Views: 417

Re: Why did Pelosi cross the road?

She was trying to incite a gathering during a pandemic, which was apparently against the law in her jurisdiction at that time. Not sure what bill of rights the Australians got, but it seems that whatever they got doesn't cover this. Just an another overbearing democratic nanny-state that one may or...
by vnatale
Tue Aug 09, 2022 7:51 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Renewable electricity sources are now a no-brainer
Replies: 119
Views: 39870

Re: Renewable electricity sources are now a no-brainer

In any event would you not agree that with me being 71 years old I should be set for life with him installing 35, 40 year asphalt shingles? If so, why go to the added expense of metal roofing which will last even longer than I am alive? That could well be the option for someone your age. But it doe...
by vnatale
Tue Aug 09, 2022 7:27 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Renewable electricity sources are now a no-brainer
Replies: 119
Views: 39870

Re: Renewable electricity sources are now a no-brainer

Oh, I misread the thread and thought the metal roof idea was coming from the either the roofing or solar manufacturers. If both of them are OK with it, then I think your theory makes sense. The tech will most likely hit the end of their useful service life before the anticipated life of the shingle...
by vnatale
Mon Aug 08, 2022 10:41 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Renewable electricity sources are now a no-brainer
Replies: 119
Views: 39870

Re: Renewable electricity sources are now a no-brainer

In any event would you not agree that with me being 71 years old I should be set for life with him installing 35, 40 year asphalt shingles? If so, why go to the added expense of metal roofing which will last even longer than I am alive? That could well be the option for someone your age. But it doe...
by vnatale
Mon Aug 08, 2022 10:27 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Inflation Reduction Act
Replies: 61
Views: 604

Re: Inflation Reduction Act

On political issues I take the positions that is not the one that is most going to benefit me personally but, instead, the positions that best benefits our entire society. This is about the first time I was hoping for something to pass strictly because it would benefit me personally. This Act elimi...
by vnatale
Mon Aug 08, 2022 9:14 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Renewable electricity sources are now a no-brainer
Replies: 119
Views: 39870

Re: Renewable electricity sources are now a no-brainer

I've been a super saver / super frugal all my life that making this solar investment is not going to affect my lifestyle in any way. If it's not going to make your life better why go through the hassle? This is a good question to ask. On its own, owning a solar PV array doesn't make your life bette...
by vnatale
Mon Aug 08, 2022 9:00 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Inflation Reduction Act
Replies: 61
Views: 604

Re: Inflation Reduction Act

On political issues I take the positions that is not the one that is most going to benefit me personally but, instead, the positions that best benefits our entire society. This is about the first time I was hoping for something to pass strictly because it would benefit me personally. This Act elimin...
by vnatale
Sun Aug 07, 2022 2:13 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Renewable electricity sources are now a no-brainer
Replies: 119
Views: 39870

Re: Renewable electricity sources are now a no-brainer

I've been a super saver / super frugal all my life that making this solar investment is not going to affect my lifestyle in any way. If it's not going to make your life better why go through the hassle? My point in saying that was that making the investment was not going to cause me to have to sacr...