atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,


On my way home from the tire place I hit 55 MPH and it didn't wobble. It didn't even shimmy. I held it at 55 for half a mile, and nothing.

Today I drove to work. And at no point in my trip, anywhere, did it ever fail to be smooth. There was no shimmy, at 55 MPH or otherwise. Some slight vibrations here and there, nothing sustained.


This truck has had this problem for ages. It had it through two sets of tires--the set that came with it when I bought it, and the set we put on it in 2014. August 6, 2014, I drove it out of Tire Barn's parking lot, and it immediately did the same damned thing, wobbling at about 55 MPH, that it did beforehand, which convinced me beyond a shadow of a doubt that if there was any problem with the truck it most certainly WAS NOT THE TIRES. Because two sets of tires shouldn't do exactly the same thing. Rotating them didn't fix it either, didn't even change it--so it had to be something other than tires that was the problem.

Yet here we are, a fresh set of new tires, and the wobble is gone. With it gone, now I can tell that the Jeep needs a front end alignment.

I'm afraid of jinxing myself but I simply cannot get over this.

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Would you take a look at this fuddle-headed nonsense?
Researchers from Carnegie Mellon and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) quantified that reduced demand and found that solar panels installed between 2013 and 2015 in California saved utilities from having to purchase between $650 million and $730 million dollars' worth of electricity. Those avoided purchases create slack in demand, pushing wholesale prices lower.
I can explain how stupid that is by giving an example.

The Beer Company makes beer. But if people start brewing their own beer at home, the Beer Company will buy less grain, thus lowering the wholesale price of grain! It's to The Beer Company's advantage for people to home-brew beer because that way The Beer Company will pay less for its supplies!

Of course The Beer Company makes less money selling beer, but you're not focusing on the advantage here, which is that they'll save money on materials!

That's what's wrong. The utility company exists to make money by selling energy to people. If people make their own energy, the utility company will earn less money. It doesn't save money for them; it costs them money. Especially because electric companies are required, by law, to buy energy from individuals produce it.

This is what "intellectuals" manage to come up with.

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There is so much going on here I'm not even sure where to begin. We'll start with an old man pretending to be a woman, who is in a relationship with another much younger man who is pretending to be a woman.

We are supposed to say, "Oh, look at those two lesbians." We are supposed to accept them as women and furthermore we are supposed to accept their relationship as well.


As Denninger points out, this is a pair of gay men. Everything else is simply window dressing.

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Advice Goddess has a good bit about shifting the blame for black poverty. A bit long though.

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I wonder how much of this is happening industry-wide. Tesla is reportedly parking excess production; but I suspect that other automakers are largely doing the same.

No proof, of course.

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The pink one makes an excellent point. Planned Parenthood ends more black lives in a fortnight than the KKK managed in a century. The difference is, blacks line up for PP.

Margaret Sanger must be very happy about this, wherever she is.

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Got home from work simply exhausted. Have miles to go before I sleep, though. *sigh*

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