Beware, there's a cannibal coming tonight. (Yes, this is a click-bait title.;^)

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"When one CME slams into Earth's magnetic field and another one follows, that's known as a "cannibal CME" and can result in "tangled magnetic fields and compressed plasmas that can spark strong geomagnetic storms" according to SpaceWeather, meaning that the dazzling northern lights will be seen closer to the equator than usual.

"Because these two have merged together or are merging together, that's often an indication that the CME will be a bit stronger. It's more stuff coming.

"Also, it means that there's a better chance that the magnetic field will disturb the Earth's magnetic field," said Alex Young, a solar astrophysicist at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center."
SOURCE URL: https://www.zerohedge.com/weather/cannibal-coronal-mass-ejection-detected-nasa-will-hit-earth-tonight


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  • Posted by $ Commander 4 months, 1 week ago
    About now I'd go for a five cycle class 5 ejection. Blow out the power grid.....Nature's Great Reset
    I'm ready.
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    • Posted by $ Dobrien 4 months, 1 week ago
      In the last month I procured half a pig 85 lbs for $240 and 45 lbs of grass fed beef for $140 2 4lb chuck roasts 6 2lb ground beef 9 porterhouse 9 ribeyes 9 sirloin 2 tenderloin. The freezers full but I need electricity. Power out and I am screwed. I am thinking about a solar generator. But having it in mind is worthless.
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      • Posted by $ Commander 4 months, 1 week ago
        Quart jars, lids and a pressure cooker.
        Slice, salt, dehydrate...jerky.
        Cook pork and get 5 gallon crocks. Cover with lard. I have to check if this is possible with beef and poultry. Might have some sort of enzyme issue regarding decomposition.

        I'm in similar position. Not enough jars to cover freezer spoilage potential....but mom and I are going shopping today. We'll be converting a lot of "creditor" paper to assets.
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        • Posted by $ katrinam41 4 months, 1 week ago
          Thinking of adding a freeze-dry machine too. Already have a dehydrator that makes great jerky: )
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          • Posted by $ Commander 4 months, 1 week ago
            One of our families has that covered too. Requires electricity, though have plenty of diesel generators if pushed. Tractor with PTO powers genny also. I have a couple of different ratio gearboxes in my "junk" and a host of manual transmissions from various vehicles in the area. From a poem I embrace:
            "A sound man is good at salvage,
            At seeing that nothing is lost.
            Having what is called insight."

            And good experience from "chasing parked cars". This is why my forehead slopes.
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            • Posted by $ katrinam41 4 months, 1 week ago
              LOL! Were you a Boy Scout when that organization was real? Superb planning Commander.
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              • Posted by $ Commander 4 months, 1 week ago
                I caught the tail end of Scouts where we were. By mid 70's it was ebbing. Dad was a Scout Master in early 70's northeast Iowa. I helped him...really, I was super quick study age 8/9. 100th anniversary of Gateway Council Area this May. Dad was Eagle on the 30th anniversary. La Crosse, WI is ceremonial center for the gathering. I'll be there to meet the remainder of the five Eagles he graduated with. The notice has a familiar face on the brochure "Sam Haberman", happened to be my bus driver first day of kindergarten, have the picture yet. I'm guessing he was one of the founders for the area organization, he sure fit the age bracket.

                Boy Scout? Woodsman and Seaman. I'm the surf and turf of humanity. Faced my death more times than can count and not really scared of anything except what humans are capable of in a state of depravity. Mindless virus creatures we've become en masse, devouring resources, polluting with abandon. I'm ready for the extinction event to ramp up. Those who are willing to work in the arena of first-hand mortal dependency are welcome. My early years were magical in living on the lean side of prosperity, foraging, farming, fishing and forestry. Vocation brought me to foundry, metals. The foundational five are lost on most today.

                From Peter Mayer song:
                The things I need come from these shelves
                They all just seem to make themselves
                I plant no seed and I tend no vine
                and I have no feast at harvest time.

                Cut no wood
                Bake no bread
                Spin no wool to warm my head
                Put no paint on the canvas white
                To take a picture takes less of my time.
                \
                So fast.....
                Where are we going so fast?
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                • Posted by $ katrinam41 4 months, 1 week ago
                  I am reminded of a line in a Jimmy Buffett song
                  "Yes I am a pirate, born two hundred years too late."
                  It's a sad, pity me kind of song, but I understand why he wrote it. I too wish that comet from hell would hit. Our species needs a heavy duty wake up call before it brings itself to extinction without any outside help. I've had enough close calls that death isn't something I fear, but you are right about fearing my fellow humans, because they will lose their humanity in a crisis.
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                  • Posted by $ Commander 4 months, 1 week ago
                    That "comet" is here. Has been all along. I remember a conversation between my dad, aunt and an uncle in 73 or 74 (I'm 10ish), where my aunt, who had nearly 3 decades of teaching at the time, expressed; "The first sign of the fall of a civilization is the degredation of the language". This is our Kryptonite. The loss, or manipulation of definition, syntax and context will cause us to scurry about like rats in a fire or aboard a sinking ship. We are our own worst enemies in the context of formal language gone bad.

                    Excerpt from chapter 4, The Human Paradigm; What is the human mind... (Quora; Meta-Mind) By Dan Appleton.
                    https://metamind.quora.com/

                    "What is really happening? "Evil-ness is happening." Evil-ness is displacing civility on the Information Highway. It is purposefully resetting the rules of right and wrong, overriding social norms, and dividing us into easier to control cults. What do cults do? They go to war with each other. In the Noise Age, they go to cyberwar.
                    "Evil" means deliberately violating accepted principles of right and wrong. For our species, there are three basic lists of right and wrong: the Personal List, the Social List, and Nature's List. Your Personal List is probably more detailed than Social Lists like the Bill of Rights, the Ten Commandments, or the Communist Manifesto, but your Personal List is largely a reflection of some Social List.
                    Social Lists are under attack in the Noise Age. Evil emerges as the destruction of Social Lists renders Personal Lists victims of uncertainty.
                    How does uncertainty enter your mind? Simple. Your mind is a fabric of thoughts woven from language. Language is words and meanings composing your thoughts. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch told us, "... words are how the law constrains power." He is really saying the truth: You do not control the words and meanings of your thoughts; they control you.
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                    • Posted by $ katrinam41 4 months, 1 week ago
                      For a very long time I have fought to maintain an expansive vocabulary. The younger generations have asked why I use big words. I try to explain that communication in all of its rich and varied shades of meaning is how we maintain understanding of our world. Each word is carefully chosen to convey the exact shade of meaning that I wish my reader to find. Now, the language is being deliberately cut down by those who would make us slaves and peons for their pleasure. To convey a concept without words is damn near impossible , and concepts are anathema to the insane one-world idea. Destroy the language and you control the masses.
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                      • Posted by $ Commander 4 months, 1 week ago
                        400,000 words in the English language and....that was in the mid 70's according to Carlin. Where are we now? Specialists, with diminishing time/energy to be a generalist linguistically and conceptually. We've made our "nest", none are immune, unless aboriginally remote.

                        I like my simpler lifestyle of present. Pruned fruit trees today. No politics at all. No stupid narrative. Enjoying the 40's and sunshine. Homemade cream of asparagus soup to finish with fresh bread and rolls. Now where was that coronal mass ejection? I just forgot in the pleasure of the day.
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                      • Posted by Aeronca 4 months, 1 week ago
                        An unintended(?) consequence of computer messaging. Using abbreviations and acronyms. LOL etc... Quick, fast, easy, lazy, rots the vocabulary of the young.

                        My absolute favorite is IRL
                        In Real Life.
                        They actually have a code for meeting up in person. Once, meeting up in person used to be the norm.
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      • Posted by GaryL 4 months, 1 week ago
        Generators are great for short term outages. On the other hand, if you happen to have or need a new fridge/freezer, stay as far away from LG as you can. Look up the lawsuits against them.
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        • Posted by lrshultis 4 months, 1 week ago
          i find LG TVs to be reliable. I have two. The best is a 47 inch 3D LCD which has over 50,000 hours on it. Microwaves seem to run into a blown diode or the high voltage capacitor going bad from start up and cycling surges during lower power settings. I use Sharps which I have had the least trouble with.
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          • Posted by Russpilot 4 months ago
            I had an LG phone. Bought it new and it worked so that was that for me. Then literally days after the one year warranty was up it went into an endless boot up loop. I did some research and found that LG had admitted it was a manufacturing defect. Did they make their product good and fix the known defect? Nope. Charged me almost $100 and took almost 3 weeks. I have not and will not buy any more of their products. I have an LG TV as well. Works fine, I always liked it but they soured me on their brand with that fiasco.
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        • Posted by $ Dobrien 4 months, 1 week ago
          Thank you for that critique. I have an LG microwave, and not thrilled with it.
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          • Posted by GaryL 4 months, 1 week ago
            Our LG fridge, $3500 blew the compressor before 2 YO and it took them 3 weeks to send their repair guy who couldn't fix it. I had a local repair it right and they refuse to reimburse me. Lots of lawsuits over thia exact issue.
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            • Posted by $ Commander 4 months, 1 week ago
              I just salvaged a 40 y/o Gibson upright freezer. Thermal relay and R-12 top-off on the charge. $27 for the relay and a buddy gave me 15# of refrigerant. He had another 30# full. I used 4oz to re-charge. Now I have 2 full charges left for a central air unit in a house I rent. This stuff is retailing for $100/lb if you can get it.
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      • Posted by $ katrinam41 4 months, 1 week ago
        We bought a small solar generator to power small things like lights, chargers. It came with a nice Faraday cage bag to keep it safe along with other electronics until we need it. We're thinking of getting the bigger one to handle fridge and larger appliances as long as we can protect it from Mother Nature while it's not in use.
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