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by Saltation
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 4622. Matrix. Kaizen. Reckoning. Adaptation. Whistling.
Replies: 15
Views: 1021

Re: 4622. Matrix. Kaizen. Reckoning. Adaptation. Whistling.

46...... Quite a lot happened in October and it was a red October . Kaizen : Looking for suggestions: I have a couple boxes of Pho Bo rice noodles I need to use up and do not anticipate using the seasoning packets that accompany them. Any cheap suggestions on how to turn these basic rice noodles int...
by Saltation
Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Western Red Cedar's Journal
Replies: 127
Views: 9593

Re: Western Red Cedar's Journal

I tend to obsess over FI numbers, the past, and future plans which takes me out of the present moment. Something to continue working on. You have a very enjoyable journal to read. Thank you for sharing your experiences with this community. Given many forum members have a specific personality type o...
by Saltation
Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: (Bad) ERE Poetry
Replies: 33
Views: 2047

Re: (Bad) ERE Poetry

Wahl branded hair clipper
Clips his hair astrophysicist Fisker
Clipping coupons not his MO
Catching waves a boat he rows
Guiding followers on ERE Wheaton Table
They quickly cut cable
Chopping wood, carrying water
Eating lentils, saving threequarter
by Saltation
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: A Conservative Policy Solution to Slow Down Climate Change?
Replies: 511
Views: 22656

Re: A Conservative Policy Solution to Slow Down Climate Change?

@7w5 I'm aware of the factors contributing to climate change. I'm simply trying to direct the solution focus to one that accepts and understands these facts: -Humans are causing the issue and realistically and historically have done very little to actually reduce total GHG emissions. -We have alread...
by Saltation
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: A Conservative Policy Solution to Slow Down Climate Change?
Replies: 511
Views: 22656

Re: A Conservative Policy Solution to Slow Down Climate Change?

I do not have a fully developed understanding of climate change but it is my understanding reading numerous threads on the forums that climate change is locked in and reducing CO2 is basically a farfetched idea as developed economies do not want to reduce their standard of living (they like being wa...
by Saltation
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 4622. Matrix. Kaizen. Reckoning. Adaptation. Whistling.
Replies: 15
Views: 1021

Re: 4622. Matrix. Kaizen. Reckoning. Adaptation. Whistling.

7w5: The candle burning is an act in using items up: it's a couple candles burning in the center of an island in our kitchen that have sat in a box for 5-10 years. This is not a large scale operation with 40 candles going simultaneously; written and performed as an act of jest. We monitor air qualit...
by Saltation
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 4622. Matrix. Kaizen. Reckoning. Adaptation. Whistling.
Replies: 15
Views: 1021

Re: 4622. Matrix. Kaizen. Reckoning. Adaptation. Whistling.

@tony The book is informative, well-written and detailed. ~220 pages in and have learned quite a lot. The title describes exactly what Graeber wants to discuss. The most enjoyable part of reading this book is the breadth of subjects that are used to bring a greater picture to the process of how deb...
by Saltation
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 4622. Matrix. Kaizen. Reckoning. Adaptation. Whistling.
Replies: 15
Views: 1021

4622. Matrix. Kaizen. Reckoning. Adaptation. Whistling.

4622. This will become more important over time, will always go down and is an ending point. Matrix. Philosophy and surrounding topics. Kaizen. Emphasizing incremental improvements. Reckoning. An accounting of sorts on financial matters and relationships. Adaptation. Systemic and personal changes ob...
by Saltation
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: What are other people's reactions to your living frugally?
Replies: 58
Views: 9423

Re: What are other people's reactions to your living frugally?

The following are thoughts that are expressed in someway. My Pa: Tells me I'm a cheap bastard. (He has lots of debt, no assets.) Close friends #1, #2: Cheaper than we are. Usually point out inadequacies in thrift as we are slightly competitive. (One retired by 50 with a vineyard to pave his retireme...
by Saltation
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Have rising food prices affected your spending?
Replies: 23
Views: 8009

Re: Have rising food prices affected your spending?

Prices have not impacted spending much. I already had a stockpile of rice, flour, meat, frozen berries etc. at the house. We were doing once per month shopping trips. Where I'm located I can still buy a dozen eggs for 69 cents, whole pork loin for $1.49/lb, loss leader produce at .99/lb etc. If pric...
by Saltation
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: Rapidly Changing Automotive Technology
Replies: 58
Views: 10640

Re: Rapidly Changing Automotive Technology

I don't mind the change in technology. What I do mind is the unnecessary difficulty embedded in the newer designs. As DIY mechanics started buying the tools, the complexity of engine design rolled out. Engine compartments became smaller and more vertically layered which increased the difficulty to ...
by Saltation
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Exercise/Fitness Log
Replies: 500
Views: 152167

Re: Exercise/Fitness Log

Road cycling the last 4 days: Saturday: 23 miles 1hr45min 131 heart rate avg. Sunday: 28 miles 1hr50min 142 average. Tuesday (today): 29 miles 1hr50min 144 average. None of these are phenomenal times but the point is to be heart rate training. Going faster is not a problem, it is simply not a big pa...
by Saltation
Sat May 09, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Energy usage log
Replies: 146
Views: 68400

Re: Energy usage log

In terms of usage I think it is appropriate to convert therms to kwh and then total them up. That is what I will do. When my wife and I moved to our home (2050 above grade square feet) the average bill at this address was $178.00 per month. I am unsure of actual energy usage breakdowns. We have been...
by Saltation
Sat May 02, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: COVID wealth redistribution
Replies: 38
Views: 5566

Re: COVID wealth redistribution

@akratic This should be the point of this pandemic discussion. Whatever your personal beliefs are regarding if the shutdown should have happened, if the old should just die already, if the young should suck it up or your job is essential/inessential etc. is PROVIDE FOR YOURSELF. Don't make excuses o...
by Saltation
Sat May 02, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: COVID wealth redistribution
Replies: 38
Views: 5566

Re: COVID wealth redistribution

COVID wealth distribution is happening. Both workers in this house are deemed essential employees and schools are closed so no daycare bill. What did that mean last month? Well my cash flow went up ~$4330 in the month of April---------$3400 from Donny T check, $930 from not paying daycare. I don't h...
by Saltation
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3447
Views: 374165

Re: COVID-19

Our hospitals are not yet over capacity in our region but I had to go to the hospital yesterday. 31 years old, non smoker, regular exerciser (2000+ miles on bike each year, plus free weight exercising 3 times a week) but a hereditary high blood pressure issue (treated). I was splitting wood yesterda...
by Saltation
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Most economic boosting way to use stimulus $
Replies: 17
Views: 2766

Re: Most economic boosting way to use stimulus $

If we're looking at pure textbook sense of "velocity of money" then spending the money at locations that provides the greatest portion to low income earners would most likely be best as they are going to spend more of their low income on essentials and increase the speed at which money is ...
by Saltation
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: What is going on with Joe Biden? (losing his mind?)
Replies: 42
Views: 3780

Re: What is going on with Joe Biden? (losing his mind?)

@CS From what I'm gathering the misogynistic behavior is displayed from the Democratic party. There were plenty of better than Biden candidates that had an opportunity and the Democratic party and their voters just simply refused to vote for them. As an independent voter it is simply stunning that d...
by Saltation
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Protests
Replies: 15
Views: 4056

Re: Protests

Protesting could happen nationally if employment figures take a sharp negative turn. With low unemployment, wages slowly increasing and the stock market doing well many people were living high on the hog. Now that reality has hit and people who did "pick themselves up by the bootstraps" wi...
by Saltation
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 3447
Views: 374165

Re: COVID-19

Coming from NE Wisconsin the results are varied in terms of what measures are being implemented individually. My workplace is taking this very seriously. All meetings have been cancelled or reworked to be held remotely. Social distancing is enforced and working from home went from 0% to 70% in less ...