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Why you are warm right now (media.patriots.win) ⚠️ HIGH ENERGY⚠️
posted ago by basedboston ago by basedboston +4449 / -0
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Fergy 188 points ago +188 / -0

Nope because I cut down some trees. Prepared.

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TrumpTrain425 162 points ago +162 / -0

The elite fears the independent woodstove

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DZP1 67 points ago +67 / -0

Kommiefornia bans wood stoves and natural gas in new developments. Bans natural-gas fired pizzerias.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/robertbryce/2020/12/15/californias-natural-gas-bans-are-drawing-fire-from-black-and-latino-leaders/?sh=4c56799e57d3

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thisisatestof2 47 points ago +47 / -0

Wut? CA has actually banned using natural gas in new construction, one of the most efficient ways to heat, cook, etc.

I don't consider myself a great cook, bur even I know electric stoves and ovens are garbage.

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MarcusAurelius 15 points ago +15 / -0

At first I was thinking that you were shitposting... But, I guess you are right.

At least the ban seems to be only San Francisco, not the entire state, but activists are working on it.

The 100% smooth brained play of this is that 47% of California's electrical generation is from Natural Gas. Even with Combined Cycle, you only get a 60% efficiency with natural gas... along with transmission losses, you'll end up with only ~50% of the energy actually available for thermal purposes at the residence, compared with 100% efficiency, when natural gas is used for thermal purposes.

Now, I'm actually a big fan of electric stoves, microwaves, tankless electrical heaters, etc... But, it's only when it's paired with something like nuclear, hydro, or a renewable behind it. But, banning natural gas for thermal purposes is... just super dumb.

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DZP1 6 points ago +6 / -0

In SF, Berkeley, San Jose, other places, the liberals successfully banned gas.. I view it as Agenda 2030-driven. In Sunnyvale they are replacing old single story dwellings with 7 story rabbit hutch apartments for the proles, all electric, no gas, no yards, no real homes anymore. Sterile blocky monoliths.The idea is to jam people into cities densely. With more people, one needs to reduce carbon use, so they get rid of natural gas. In conjunction with this they banned gas engine vehicle sales starting 2030 for California. It occurs to me that Berkeley's U of Cal chem labs can no longer have Bunsen burners or the like. I am guessing they will need propane tanks in some labs.

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slangin_paint 4 points ago +4 / -0

Chemistry is a tool of the patriarchy. Science is hate.

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thisisatestof2 5 points ago +5 / -0

No one said libs are smart. They will burn nat gas and loose 50% of the energy burned to run a hot water heater or furnace instead of using a 90% or higher efficient furnace or instant hot water heater.

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DrSonicScream 0 points ago +8 / -8

I've used electric stove and convection/microwave for 40 years, they are fine

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trailerman168233 12 points ago +12 / -0

have saw with chain on it. me call it chainsaw!

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jarasan 1 point ago +1 / -0

Got me a Mac10-10 and a new fangled Ryobi with a brake and primer and self lubing the Ryobi is fast but the Mac is a beast.

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RichardNoggin 10 points ago +10 / -0

Fine isn't great. Gas is where it's at

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45454545 8 points ago +8 / -0

Electric stove is fine for mac and cheese. Anything beyond that, you want gas.

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wilstjb 4 points ago +5 / -1

ya wants an gas top and electric oven. daz it

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fegeline 2 points ago +3 / -1

There are many versions these days, first it's the metal plate version everyone knows, this is slow and the plate will stay hot for very long afterwards. Ceramic hob is basically the same principle but heats up and cools down faster. Then there's induction which only works with specific types of frying pans and saucepans.

I'm an average chef, not good not terrible but have never failed simply because of an electric stove. Been cooking on all types of electric and gas stoves and there's not much difference other than the time it takes to reach optimal temperature. The secret is basically to let the pan get hot enough before adding the food, otherwise the food gets dry and taste bad.

Now, the real reason you want gas. Is because it's easy to store in a tank outside of your house, this way you can keep cooking even after the government says your a "domestic terrorist" and shuts your power off.

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visorak 1 point ago +7 / -6

Do you have an actual reason why or just elitism? I've never used a gas stove personally, tbh.

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thisisatestof2 4 points ago +4 / -0

I will agree that electric stoves do work, I much prefer the instant changes to heat when cooking on a gas stove. That, and you can light a gas stove with a match and be able to use the burners in a power outage is invaluable.

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Chongald_Xrump 20 points ago +20 / -0

Perhaps even more ridiculous is on top of that they're actively shutting down nuclear power plants, the only "green" energy source that has any hope of supplying electricity needs.

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RuthBGinsburgsTumor 4 points ago +5 / -1

I think the filter removed my previous post:

You wot mate? New Zealand has a buttload of woodstoves and collecting rain water is standard for rural communities and properties. Even regular homes in towns with water can have collectors.

(I had a bunch of links to rain collecting systems you can buy in NZ).

Source: I live in New Zealand.

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Dontdoxxxmeplease 1 point ago +2 / -1

U wot m8, They banned natural gas in new developments...?! what the fuck are they using for power, sjw tears...?!

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Side-o-Beef_Curtains 4 points ago +4 / -0

They banned fucking wood fireplaces!!! Loony tunes

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GlockArm 3 points ago +5 / -2

Replacement? We can worry about that later!

Don't you know the sea is going to boil and the trees are catching on fire?! Oh wait the world is frozen over right now? Shame. Guess we'll have to do it anyways because we're getting paid to cripple America for communist China.

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MarcusAurelius 3 points ago +3 / -0

Apparently 47% natural gas. I guess the SJWs don't believe in science after all.

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Dontdoxxxmeplease 1 point ago +1 / -0

Not sure I follow...?!

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MarcusAurelius 1 point ago +1 / -0

The electrical energy generation mix in California uses about 47% Natural Gas. So, it's ironic that they are banning use for thermal purposes (which it is about 100% efficient for this job). Instead relying on electrical heating. Of course, this method isn't as efficient. Although Combined Cycle Gas Turbines are among the most efficient power generators, at about 60% thermal efficiency, it's still not 100%. Peaker plants using Natural Gas are far less efficient.

So, the behavior of these policies are that they burn gas in an electrical generator, lose >40% of the energy (and release CO2 into the atmosphere), then transmit that power to electrical appliances.... rather than just burn the gas for thermal purposes at 100% efficiency.1

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Hanging_Chad 11 points ago +11 / -0

I tasted some snow today, is that illegal?

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Gwoz8881 9 points ago +9 / -0

Straight to the gulag for you!

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unicornpoop 5 points ago +5 / -0

Wait wait wait. I'm sure he can pay a hefty fine and some community service.

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Side-o-Beef_Curtains 3 points ago +3 / -0

That's a six course meal under communism

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Skyrison 2 points ago +2 / -0

snow is deliciously fresh! :D

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jarasan 2 points ago +2 / -0

No two flakes are alike, be careful with the assault flakes.

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wilstjb 2 points ago +2 / -0

not if you got a permit. snow is an unpredicable natural occuring resourse and thereby the property of the government. you could be convicted of consuming, without permission, government resourses. It's like rustling cattle. The govt will hang you.

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Hanging_Chad 1 point ago +1 / -0

The govt will hang you.

I'm already hanging

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Gwoz8881 5 points ago +5 / -0

Rain collecting is illegal in Colorado

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Fergy 2 points ago +2 / -0

Have a well.

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jerrycan111 1 point ago +1 / -0

How do people put up with this shit

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GlockArm -2 points ago +1 / -3

Ignoring it. Like most laws. Especially "in your own home" and "on your property" laws.

Pays to live somewhere where the nearest sheriff is a two hour drive. They don't like to "check up" on folks out here. Mostly out of fear of finding something.

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GlockArm 0 points ago +2 / -2

Sounds completely unenforceable. First off, how are you going to find out?

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Cryptops 3 points ago +3 / -0

It's also illegal to collect rainwater in New Jersey. And if you have a business with a parking lot then you get charged a "rain tax"

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mct1 3 points ago +3 / -0

Yeah. It's called California. On both counts.

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Honkycracker 25 points ago +25 / -0

Yet they will burn down a forest to make an idiotic point.

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Honkycracker 13 points ago +13 / -0

Or country...or business...or whatever.

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wilstjb 4 points ago +4 / -0

they'll soon be out to burn down your house to get your guns. put up a fight if you want, but they'll get your guns.

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Cryptops 3 points ago +3 / -0

They'll Waco/ruby ridge anybody that stands in their way

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Fergy 12 points ago +12 / -0

Guess if they come for woodstove I will have turn over my gun.🤭

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bubadmt 28 points ago +28 / -0

NO ONE NEEDS AN ASSAULT STOVE! ONE BURNER IS ENOUGH-- IF YOU CAN'T COOK YOUR CHICKEN WITH ONE SET OF FLAMES, YOU DON'T NEED TO COOK! COMMON SENSE CULINARY CONTROL!

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Fergy 6 points ago +6 / -0

🤣🤣🤣

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BallsackPaneer 5 points ago +5 / -0

Whoa, hold up. Nobody is cooking anything planet rapists!

Studies show a vegan raw diet can extend the life of this planet by 27 seconds. Snap the pea eco-racist!

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Skyrison 2 points ago +2 / -0

i read this in a screaming mad bernie sanders voice LOL

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mct1 6 points ago +6 / -0

I thought you lost it in a freak boating accident?

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unicornpoop 6 points ago +6 / -0

Hell are we losing wood stoves in boating accidents now? Conservatives are now banned from boating.

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Five_Star_Amenities 2 points ago +2 / -0

My woodstove and 3 cords of wood!

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mct1 1 point ago +1 / -0

Someone claiming to be from the government came and took them. They had a badge and everything. Yeah. That's it.

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Relhok 4 points ago +4 / -0

Mmmm... Empty it might be a better option. The stove, of course, not the gun.

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Fergy 3 points ago +3 / -0

👍

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hiddensfinger 3 points ago +3 / -0

Yeah to clear it maybe.

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1A2A 7 points ago +7 / -0

Hence why they want to block the sun, they have huge dungeons where they can outlive us comfortably.

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HeavyMetalPatriot 7 points ago +7 / -0

I'm looking forward to raiding their dungeons. Blue Wizard needs food!

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Skyrison 2 points ago +2 / -0

simpsons did it....

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1A2A 2 points ago +2 / -0

Crazy to come to the realization that this has happened countless times in the cosmos. Super elite psychos killing the vast majority of the planet by blocking the sunlight for a set period of time.

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mct1 1 point ago +2 / -1

There is no God but Mammon, and Montgomery Burns is his Profit.

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wilstjb 1 point ago +1 / -0

I knew someone was going to bring up this subject

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1ValhallaJack 5 points ago +5 / -0

Woodstoves are racist

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Fergy 4 points ago +4 / -0

None of my ancestors ever owned a slave, they just had more children to work the farm.

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braindeadbiden 3 points ago +4 / -1

I pay to have firewood delivered because I'm busy making money, but have a chainsaw and countless acres. Keep at least 30 facecords at all times. Wood is the most comfortable heat. A luxury, really.

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Gelus 3 points ago +3 / -0

Forehewn is forewarmed.

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SgtPepper29 2 points ago +2 / -0

Wood, the fuel that heats you twice! Hail my Napoleon wood stove!

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jdog 80 points ago +81 / -1

Dude, I am in Texas of all places. Damn Wind Turbines are froze and they are doing rolling brown outs like a third world country. WTF. People are pissed.

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Pederella 45 points ago +45 / -0

"Rolling outages" I'm 17 hours and counting without electric. Outage took out our water supplier 12 hours ago.

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DaughterOfLiberty 32 points ago +32 / -0

I am lucky in TX with power still. Mom & brother out all day. Obama made the wind turbines here. I hope they are permanently wrecked.

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invalid_data 10 points ago +10 / -0

Abbott is an establishment politician. He should not be trusted. We need a patriot put into Texas capital asap. Not Abbott the mask pansy.

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Dontdoxxxmeplease 4 points ago +4 / -0

How the fuck does coal and fossil fuels freeze when its clearly not a problem.

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paulbow 2 points ago +2 / -0

Because the power plants down here aren’t built to withstand freezing temps.

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Dontdoxxxmeplease 2 points ago +2 / -0

Huh, It seemed like more of a windmill and solar panel problem opposed to an actual temperature problem you got to think to yourself some of those power plants got to be pretty hot with all the energy they're creating.

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paulbow 1 point ago +1 / -0

There is a coal plant just north of us that is shut down because the outside piping froze. Coal plants have lots of exterior pipe racks for various things (mostly for emissions) and if they aren’t properly heat traced they’ll freeze up in weather like this.

I really don’t think the windmills are the main problem and I really don’t believe them when they say we set an energy consumption record since most of the houses use natural gas for heat.

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Skyrison 3 points ago +3 / -0

abbott is a fucking fraud

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Dimensia89 1 point ago +2 / -1

Not in love with Abbott but he doesn't control that. ERCOT, the body that controls our grid, does. They are the ones in charge of the rolling blackouts. And Austin libbies were bitching up a storm over the outages. ERCOT is divided into regions and your region has decided to fuck you over, not Abbott.

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Vorticity1 2 points ago +2 / -0

The Austin commies should freeze to death...but climate change

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Dimensia89 3 points ago +3 / -0

Oh, I'm pissed. When those damned windmills that nobody wanted were up they were sold to the public as a way to "supplement" fossil fuels. Not replace it in critical use cases. " it will create jobs and spur local economic growth they said. Bunch of BS .

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HeavyMetalPatriot 19 points ago +20 / -1

How the fuck did Texas get all this blue state bullshit? Austin's a lefty shithole with BLM attacking people and now the damn oil capital of the USA can't turn the lights on? Get your shit together Texas!

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mct1 10 points ago +10 / -0

Same way every state does: Chekists metastasize to cities.

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HeavyMetalPatriot 10 points ago +10 / -0

Is it really impossible to have a based city anymore? I grew up in NYC in the 70s - none of this shit would fly. Zero anti-patriotic shit in the streets or in the schools.

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RussianSkynet 3 points ago +3 / -0

Commie infiltration throughout education.

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mct1 2 points ago +2 / -0

As soon as a city becomes a hub of economic activity the parasites will descend en masse and transform it into a cherenkov blue shithole.

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MatthiasBlack 2 points ago +2 / -0

Because Republicans in office only do what the money tells them to. If money and jobs are in this propped up "green energy" and tech sector, then they will be head over heels to let them into the state. There is no cultural backlash or fight from the GOP. You are either in the party of pure evil- Democrat- or the party of lesser evil (money)- Republican. There is no preservation of American or local/state culture whatsoever.

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HeavyMetalPatriot 2 points ago +2 / -0

WTF is wrong with us as Americans??? I am so done with the "lesser evil" party and if Texas can't hold onto it's state culture, we are all fucked with fuck sauce.

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RegularAmerican 12 points ago +14 / -2

Haha but muh independent grid! Sorry not laughing at your situation but man do those idiots drive me nuts.

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RegularAmerican 9 points ago +9 / -0

I have professional experience on much smaller electric systems. "Independent" if you will. It sounds good to someone who doesn't understand all it takes is a broken transformer and a backed up repair company and you'll be screwed anywhere. Buy a generator.

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Skyrison 1 point ago +1 / -0

so the "independent" grid was a BIG part of secession.....i guess that talk is over with

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MAGALOVER 1 point ago +1 / -0

PLEASE DO NOT move to Florida....

We're full.

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invalid_data 6 points ago +6 / -0

Abbott and his fucking masks. Abbott and his green energy. Hes a fucking career politician, time to get his establishment ass out of office.

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aggressive_oranges 10 points ago +10 / -0

Ohioan here, I saw your predicted low temperatures. If it stays below 30 degrees it may be safer to throw your food in coolers and stash it outside. As for yourselves...I do hope you have enough spare blankets and sleeping bags to snuggle up in for the foreseeable future.

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Gwoz8881 3 points ago +3 / -0

Welcome to California. My power goes out like once a week because the grid is shit in general

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Mtnlion667 35 points ago +35 / -0

82° in my house right now thanks to my wood stove. Don't need it much here in southern NM, but I sure am glad I installed it.

Not to mention the amount of clothes worn by the wifey is inversely proportional to the temp in the house. Win-win!

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NotProgCensored 8 points ago +9 / -1

1st paragraph: 82? Holy shit!

2nd paragraph: Oh. I gotcha. Happy wife, happy life.

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hiddensfinger 3 points ago +3 / -0

77 right now ac isnt on. FL for the win.

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Anon1970 2 points ago +2 / -0

My AC is on before it hits 82°! Just so I can sleep at night if it is that hot.

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Mtnlion667 2 points ago +2 / -0

Just the LR & Kitchen area gets all the heat. Ceiling fans and forced air circulate it a bit but the bedrooms are still chilly.

It's way to F'n hot for me but the wife is a goddamn reptile and loves it.

Most of my woodpile is mesquite. Great to cook on but holy chit does it burn hot in a stove. Gotta cut it w Aspen when I drive up in the mtns!

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Anon1970 2 points ago +2 / -0

Kek, I figured that was the case. I would love to have a wood burning stove, I will have to look into that as a project for this year.

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TheGreaseman81 35 points ago +35 / -0

It's cause I live in west palm beach, and can feel the warmth radiating from the GEOTUS' giant balls.

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Hullohoomans 5 points ago +5 / -0

I can feel it all the way over in Tampa!

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FusionRealm 26 points ago +26 / -0

I'm warm because of the great Fission power plan down the road.

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LibtardJesus 7 points ago +7 / -0

Same here! Nuke the world!!!!

Like energy. Not duh bombs.

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PATRIOTtilDEATH 26 points ago +26 / -0

Good ole' plutonium rods keep me warm!!! I love nuclear power!!! Its the gift that keeps on giving for many of years.

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thisisatestof2 14 points ago +14 / -0

My state is approx. 50% of all power needs form the two nuclear reactors we have. Every time i point that out to lefties who think that huge soar farm they built is some huge source of power they are shocked.

Buy, but, look at all the panels!!!!!!! It has to be more that that eeeeeeeeeeevil nuke plant!

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ImportantPerson 5 points ago +5 / -0

Here's a great video that I use with liberals. It's really eye opening and it's eye opening in a LOT of ways.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciStnd9Y2ak -- This one too.

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thisisatestof2 2 points ago +2 / -0

Both of those are excellent. I was able to change a lefty mind about Nuclear power who had made all their decisions based on incidents like Chernobyl of Fukushima. They were very pro-electric car as well.

Once I discussed many of the ways how dangerous and unsafe the Chernobyl plant was and how the newer reactors at Fukushima had little damage due to more modern deigns they began to think about it. I pointed out how the Navy has used nuclear power in subs and carriers for even longer in much more uncertain conditions than the 2 reactors that power 50% of my state since the late 1970's and have never had one major incident. They didn't even realize that one plant and 2 reactors could power half a state.

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human_centipede 4 points ago +4 / -0

IN ROD WE TRUST

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panthicc 19 points ago +20 / -1

The thing is, I don't even hate the idea of solar or other alternative energy. I think it's pretty cool and exciting technology. What I (and most here, probably) hate is the relentless virtue signaling about how it's saving the planet when it's not, or that fossil fuels need to be eradicated completely when that's obviously unrealistic due to the drawbacks of these other technologies.

I used to run ads for a few different solar companies and A/B tested targeting conservatives vs. liberals. The conservative group vastly outperformed. The left loves to virtue signal, but it's the right who are actually adopting the technology because solar panels can genuinely be profitable.

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mct1 9 points ago +10 / -1

This. Solar works in suburban and rural areas that tend to be dominated by conservatives, but not so much urban areas where square footage is limited. Even then, it's a technology that can only supply just so much power, and so while its useful for residential users and even some commercial buildings, its ludicrous to think it can replace all industrial uses of other base-load power sources. But, of course, virtue signalers gonna virtue signal.

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Fallingshadow 7 points ago +7 / -0

I agree completely. Plus nuclear power is the elephant in the room these assholes never want to talk about, which they would if they were serious about fixing the environment.

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TrustyShellback 16 points ago +16 / -0

Wood burning stove and a few felled trees are why I’m warm. Hope everyone is staying safe.

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Arwyn3x 7 points ago +7 / -0

I'm in Minnesota and have used wood to heat my home for years, for anyone who doesn't know there is no warmth like the warmth of a wood fire. The air around you feels warm, even a the cement floor is warm, furniture, walls, warmth every where.

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Jeffersonian_Man 5 points ago +5 / -0

I'm switching to wood heat for next winter. About how much wood do yall go through in a season? Preferably not in cord measures cause I'll be felling trees and not buying it.

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Fergy 3 points ago +3 / -0

That depends on type of stove along with size and construction of house. You will figure it out.

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Jeffersonian_Man 2 points ago +2 / -0

We have a two story home, not sure of the footage. It's an older styler farm house, small rooms upstairs designed for lots of children. Gonna just stock up a ton before winter and pray it's enough.

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NotProgCensored 5 points ago +5 / -0

Single story 3 bedroom in moderate winters Oregon. 1st couple of years I burned 4 cords. I'd just put up 8 cords Doug Fir/Hemlock and 2 more of Oak. Had to re-roof, it turned into a re-sheet so while I had it open I added 6" batts over an inch or 2 of blow-in insulation. That winter I cut my firewood use 50%. A good sized tree is about a cord.

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CuomoisaMassMurderer 2 points ago +2 / -0

Don't switch nuthin.' Add wood to whatever you've got.

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Five_Star_Amenities 2 points ago +3 / -1

How in the world else do you measure wood except in cords? That's like saying how much flour do you use to make a loaf of bread, but not in cups, because I'm grinding my own.

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Jeffersonian_Man 3 points ago +3 / -0

I'm gonna fell trees and from what I read cord measurement is weird to begin with. I'm gonna measure my use this winter in trees. Like I used 10 regular sized trees, for example. Guess that varies on location, since different places have different trees.

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Five_Star_Amenities 2 points ago +2 / -0

A cord is simply a stack of a certain dimension. Drive 2 t-posts into the ground 8 feet apart and make a stack in between them that is 4 feet high. Assuming your wood is cut to typical fireplace length, you just stacked half a cord.

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Five_Star_Amenities 1 point ago +1 / -0

That should work for you to make a year-to-year comparison of your use. I don't know why you'd have any reason to stack it and measure it unless you just wanted to compare your use with others in an anonymous forum, because, like you said, different places have different trees.

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1d8-1 2 points ago +2 / -0

1 Cubit yards, meters, etc...

2 average log thickness dimension and length

3 pickup truck load

4 shit load

5 shit ton

6 tossed pile stack height

7 any other arbitrary method anyone might prefer

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Five_Star_Amenities 3 points ago +3 / -0

"How much wood did you use last season?"

"I used 723 arm loads, but ~36 of them were somewhat smaller than normal because the stack was frozen and I couldn't pry anything loose."

"723? Wow, I musta gone through a good 958 armloads myself, what size arm loads we talkin' about pardner?"

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Winter_bow_huntress 2 points ago +2 / -0

Lol we just go by how many truckloads in my neck of the woods but going by cords is the proper way. We usually used 3-4 truckloads a season but we also used coal. I wouldn’t have a clue how many cords that is lol

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Five_Star_Amenities 3 points ago +3 / -0

I think a pickup truck load is roughly a cord.

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xmetalgod 16 points ago +16 / -0

I'm in Canada, past week it's been -30 with windchill -40, I have to warm my car up twice a day (my car is from Arizona and I didn't install an engine heater) without natural gas, millions would fucking die without it, fuck windmills, fuck solar panels, what a fucking scam that shit is.

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trump_choo_choo 5 points ago +5 / -0

Same weather here in the Des Moines area just about. We have long, harsh winters not terribly different from Minneapolis. We use gas to heat everything. We have a bunch of those ugly windmills in Iowa, but somehow manage to never have these electricity problems. One problem Texas is having is that they use electricity for heat and not gas, and they use heat pumps instead of furnaces. Not meant for sustained cold temps, those heat pumps can't warm the building enough, and they don't shut off, so it's like if everyone in the state had their AC cranked at max all at the same time, 24 hours a day... plus their crappy reliance on wind and solar.

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RealHappyFeet 15 points ago +15 / -0

For the normie Americans who are suffering from rolling blackouts, I wonder if they've equated that with the elimination of pipelines and fossil fuels.

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Ifififokiedoke 11 points ago +11 / -0

I would hope so, sitting in the dark cold, maybe eating some bread because most people dont have manual can openers. Maybe going out to their car every couple of hours to listen to radio reports, charge the phone, and warm up, wondering wtf changed from the last time it was cold.

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james43552352345 3 points ago +3 / -0

You know they sure as fuck are hugging close to that natural gas heater right now. Fucking hypocrites.

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Muzzah 14 points ago +14 / -0

Amen!

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fapping123 11 points ago +11 / -0

and a women

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runonce 9 points ago +9 / -0

Illinois and Pensylvania are the two largest exporters of electricity in the United States. This comes from Coal, Natural Gas, and Nuclear Fired Power Plants. Washington D. C. imports 99.5% of their electricity. That's the switch that needs to be flipped.

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magafren 8 points ago +8 / -0

Most non coal electricity comes from natural gas, especially during times like these, yay fracking!

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h3xAd3c1m4L 6 points ago +6 / -0

Raise your hand if you had to load up your wife, infant child, and two dogs into your Kia Soul just so you can have heat because you have no power and neither do your neighbors. 🤚🏻

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Honkycracker 5 points ago +5 / -0

Whooooole lotta west Texas freshly fracced natgas.

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fristlast 8 points ago +8 / -0

“I sell propane and propane accessories”

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MAGALOVER 2 points ago +2 / -0

(Hank talking about Bobby AND Beijing Biden)

"Boy ain't right...."

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VaPnut 5 points ago +5 / -0

I'm warm tonight because I'm deep down inside... you know... the thing.

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nunyabz 4 points ago +4 / -0

That's how you meme people.

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JetJocky 4 points ago +4 / -0

Snowed in solar panels and frozen wind turbines, climate alarmist fantasy meets reality.

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KekistanPM -4 points ago +3 / -7

They have answers for all of it. Solar panels can still function when covered in up to a few inches of snow, the half of turbines that aren't frozen are spinning faster because of the wind, big leaps in turbine technology are around the corner but republicans and big oil keep blocking them, renewables are still better than Chernobyl, etc.

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Fergy 2 points ago +2 / -0

Guess you aren't freezing in Texas, and would rather buy energy from countries we give money to, who don't harvest it responsibly like we do, thereby polluting the atmosphere that much more. Our carbon emissions went down 15 percent and are the lowest in the world. Without energy you can't manufacture anything much less solar panels and wind mills.

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HanginChad 4 points ago +4 / -0

Could be a fireplace or a wood burning stove.

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Chayabrocha321 4 points ago +4 / -0

Not the key stone pipeline according to biden.

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txladyvoter 4 points ago +4 / -0

Whole state of TX is not warm tonight but not for lack of trying.

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ThaDtothaOtothaN 4 points ago +4 / -0

Wind turbines and solar panels are not new so why do they not have mechanisms to prevent them from freezing? Seems like a pretty easy problem to solve since they make power they could even self power the heating mechanism.

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Brez 6 points ago +6 / -0

They are made to be bought with taxpayer money, and installed within view of a major road. Producing power is someone else's problem.

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bobobob 6 points ago +6 / -0

They can use helicopters to spray deicer on them https://wattsupwiththat.com/2016/01/23/saturday-silliness-wind-turbine-photo-of-the-year/ . Very green!

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CuomoisaMassMurderer 1 point ago +1 / -0

There should be no "mechanism" needed, since water is not involved. I'm thinking it must be choice of temperature range of lubricant, but idk. We have windmills in the northern tier.

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Fergy 1 point ago +1 / -0

Are you referring to the politicians holding the majority currently in DC? That answers the question.

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Pumpingiron_Patriot1 4 points ago +4 / -0

Solar and wind energy r a freaking joke.

But I know that coal and natural gas r not the answer.

Nuclear fusion is the answer.

Once we figure out how to harness controlled nuclear fusion, we will be set for centuries.

But, solar and wind r the biggest jokes.

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justwow 2 points ago +2 / -0

Yes. This!!!

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TehAgent 1 point ago +1 / -0

Solar and wind have their place as individual power supplies in a backup/emergency situation, but have no place as the main power supply to millions of people.

Dont forget water turbine generation either; thats pretty reliable but less of an individual option.

Wind is so good here as an individual source that our county banned windmills so you have to buy power from the local energy company. This happened before solar was all the rage.

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Pumpingiron_Patriot1 2 points ago +2 / -0

Ur right solar and wind can be used on individual levels under emergency scenarios.

Not as a sustainability power provider.

Look at right now in TX, there is no sun, and windmills r frozen.

And there is no good way to store energy made from sun or wind.

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james43552352345 4 points ago +4 / -0

Here is actual system conditions on ERCOT (Texas grid).

http://www.ercot.com/content/cdr/html/real_time_system_conditions.html

45k MW of capacity. Only 1k of that coming from wind. Nothing at all.

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KekistanPM 4 points ago +4 / -0

"WELL AKCUHALLY Some of Texas is still getting electricity from turbines right now and if we only had 50x more turbines more people would have power REEEEEEE!!!!"

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SmokeyAF 4 points ago +4 / -0

Thank you miners and pipelayers ! Throw in some love for nuclear engineers and all the others who make our great American system functional.

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Berglewits 4 points ago +4 / -0

I live in South Florida so im good either way. I doubt this will be much of a wake up for anyone who didn't already realize that renewables arn't reliable. Gotta go Nuclear.

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fje33 4 points ago +5 / -1

Yeah, unless you live in no testicle Texas. Hell, Texas can't even get constitutional carry right. All hat, no cattle. Bunch poosies in that state. Prove me wrong! DeSantis is showcasing them, ND, SD, WY....gov abbot should be removed!

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Siteless_Vagrant 3 points ago +3 / -0

And a lineman.

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Patriot_Rogue 3 points ago +3 / -0

This is a great video to watch that explains why Texas is experiencing rolling blackouts right now. https://junkscience.com/2021/02/the-failure-of-unreliable-energy-in-texas-and-around-the-world/

I am really mad right now because we have family in Texas that are being affected by these blackouts.

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Hanging_Chad 3 points ago +3 / -0

ERCOT gave me 3 hours of electricity today, once the sun came out. Very grateful for their generosity.

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1PeopleCorporation 2 points ago +2 / -0

The weed lights heat my whole house. Literally.

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CuomoisaMassMurderer 1 point ago +1 / -0

Do you use colored lights to increase your yield?

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1PeopleCorporation 3 points ago +3 / -0

I use volume to increase yeild

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CuomoisaMassMurderer 1 point ago +1 / -0

Turn it up to 11!

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Pickinpox 1 point ago +1 / -0

Smells great to come home to s well. .what strains are you running?

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1PeopleCorporation 1 point ago +1 / -0

My own GG4/Blackberry under 6 HLG-550 Rspec. Can't grow enough, fast enough!

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Pickinpox 1 point ago +1 / -0

Awesome how do you like the LEDs those ones in particular look pretty solid?

I'm still old school running digital 1000's

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1PeopleCorporation 1 point ago +1 / -0

Haven't had any problems, except for the 5k price. But it pays for itself in one grow. The heat sink runs at a steady 125 degrees but the surface area of 6 of them is very large, so really, all the talk of then running cooler than hps is kind of inaccurate. If its above 50 degrees outside its 85 in here, ad the AC needs to run.

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KekistanPM 2 points ago +2 / -0

The Austin Energy twitter is a massive salt mine right now!

I'm not saying they don't deserve it but I've seen comments that fly just short of "Oh Austin Power, most mighty and gracious...you who bring life to this city...show mercy on me and my baby as we could soon die without power...do not forsake us in these troubled times..."

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Varrick2019 2 points ago +2 / -0

I’m in Texas indoors wearing a onesie and thermals because windmills froze

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MrVegan 2 points ago +2 / -0

Grab your shovel for this shovel ready job of clearing off solar panels

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Ironh19 2 points ago +2 / -0

I have a hot coco in my hands

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Hullohoomans 2 points ago +2 / -0

I'm warm because I live in south Florida

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Hedonismbot 2 points ago +2 / -0

Also the wool farmer, spinners, and free market enterprise.

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IMMORTAN_TRUMP 2 points ago +2 / -0

Some of us are more civilized than 'coal burners'. We use nuclear!

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reallynotfeelingitrn 2 points ago +3 / -1

i'm warm because of gas lines.

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SkullE 2 points ago +2 / -0

Here in NH we go nuclear baby.

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LibtardJesus 2 points ago +2 / -0

Nope. Nuc power bitches!

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Jane 2 points ago +2 / -0

I’m in Florida,80 degrees today. I get your point though.

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FoxyboxyMO 1 point ago +1 / -0

80° sounds heavenly. High of -2° in Northern Missouri today but no rolling blackouts at least.

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Forgotmyname 2 points ago +2 / -0

The company I work for sells 99% of its coal to other countries

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SzechuanSauce 2 points ago +2 / -0

Solar panels and a battery bank are one of the best friends of an off-gridder/prepper. Screw the solar fields controlled by corporations, get a few thousand watts of solar panels and rake the snow off those bitches. They still work at like 15% efficiency even in heavy cloud coverage. Get a nice lithium battery bank and your reserves will pull you through the cloudy snow days. You legit can run a heater on solar if you have enough panels and batteries, and then you literally don't need anyone for anything and you don't need gas for your chainsaw to cut down trees for your stove and/or worry about running out of trees if you they're limited on your land. Plus you don't have to do any work, just sit there and let the free energy beam in from the heavens. It worked for me on my campervan. I wasn't running heat off it but I ran all my electronics and fridge/freezer off it with no issues at all, I was out in the forest for months and my batteries were always topped off during the day.

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TehAgent 1 point ago +1 / -0

15% efficiency doesnt work when its cloudy for 7 days straight. Sure I could pack my entire garage with batteries to get through.

Solar is great as a short term backup plan or a true breakdown of society, but Ill pass on counting on that as my main power source.

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Gonzotron5000 2 points ago +2 / -0

I'm not warm in Houston right now because they have a nuclear plant offline.

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TrumpFan26 1 point ago +1 / -0

well Technically i heat my home with a fireplace and logs.but i get the picture.

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Kilroy 1 point ago +1 / -0

It amazes me that so many don't realize that electric cars right now, are ultimately, completely powered by fossil fuels.

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South_Florida_Guy 1 point ago +1 / -0

I'm warm today because I live in south Florida and I even went swimming in the ocean today. I'm cool right now because of our nuclear power plant though.