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@zannej Wait, you drove someone somewhere?? Unheard of!

I think there are, like, laws and courts and stuff that handle this kind of thing. Taking someone's keys without permission and driving a car that isn't yours is grand theft auto, pretty serious crime.
Serious crime where people follow the laws maybe, but it's like Jaywalking in Leftist cities, where they release rapists and murderers and violent extremists. Almost all Leftist politicians condone that, right up to the "Vice President" herself.
 

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@Spicoli43 Let's pretend that's true. Putting it aside, doesn't @zannej live in rural Arkansas or something? Not exactly downtown Portland or San Francisco.
 

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The truth that @zannej lives in rural* Arkansas and not (I'd guess) in the jurisdiction of the politicians who control Leftist cities? Or that rape, murder, and other kinds of violence don't necessarily carry mandatory life sentences and so a lot of the people convicted of these crimes do indeed end up getting eventually released from prison? None of those things need to be scrubbed, they're common knowledge.

Why always introduce these tiresome political detours?

*Rural enough to have pet cows, anyway.
 

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The truth that @zannej lives in rural* Arkansas and not (I'd guess) in the jurisdiction of the politicians who control Leftist cities? Or that rape, murder, and other kinds of violence don't necessarily carry mandatory life sentences and so a lot of the people convicted of these crimes do indeed end up getting eventually released from prison? None of those things need to be scrubbed, they're common knowledge.

Why always introduce these tiresome political detours?

*Rural enough to have pet cows, anyway.
Fine. Serious crime where people follow the laws maybe, but it's like Jaywalking today, where they release rapists and murderers and violent extremists. Almost all "leaders" in major cities condone that, right up to the very top. The "Bail Project" to release Terrorists from jail was funded by a former Senator that now lives in the White House.

DANGIT! I tried to remove all references to that worthless &%^&%&^%$.

Grand Theft Auto was a serious crime in the 80's.
 

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OK, Lyooz-yana then. I was close. Anyway @Spicoli43, the 8th Amendment is why not every rapist, murderer, or violent extremist spends life in prison. Take it up with the Founders if you don't like it I guess. (That senator you mentioned tried his best to eradicate that Amendment but where he really shined was eradicating the 4th and 6th Amendments!)
 

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OK, Lyooz-yana then. I was close. Anyway @Spicoli43, the 8th Amendment is why not every rapist, murderer, or violent extremist spends life in prison. Take it up with the Founders if you don't like it I guess. (That senator you mentioned tried his best to eradicate that Amendment but where he really shined was eradicating the 4th and 6th Amendments!)
I didn't say anything about life in prison. I didn't say anything about He either.
 

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You said it was Leftist politicians who allowed murderers, rapists, etc. to be released from prison:
they release rapists and murderers and violent extremists. Almost all Leftist politicians condone that
It's the constitution that condones it. To never release them from prison would be a violation of the 8th Amendment.

You keep bringing up politics but I'm not arguing politics with you, this is just basic legal facts, it's civics.
 

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Lumber last year was insane, with 2x boards almost 3 times as expensive as 2019.
I noticed that too. I hope prices go back down this year. It's depressing when the cost of DIY starts to get up there and rival store-bought stuff.
 

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You said it was Leftist politicians who allowed murderers, rapists, etc. to be released from prison:

It's the constitution that condones it. To never release them from prison would be a violation of the 8th Amendment.

You keep bringing up politics but I'm not arguing politics with you, this is just basic legal facts, it's civics.
You're arguing with yourself. Once again, I never said anything about long term. They are releasing them far short of their sentences, but THAT isn't what I'm talking about either. The current VP funded and encouraged the funding of the Bail Project to get Terrorists in Antifa and BLM released from jail immediately.
 

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@Spicoli43 Today I learned the VP also lives at the white house. I had no idea. Thanks!

You didn't say anything about long or short term, you merely said "released", the opposite of which is "not released" i.e. a life sentence. Thanks for clarifying.

To tie this back, I very much doubt the legal system in the state of Lyoozyana (or whichever one has those goofy "parishes") is going to be lenient on car thieves due to Leftist politicians. Zannej's friend has the law on his side, though a stick shift is a good idea for many other reasons as well.
 

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I live in rural Louisiana. Not exactly leftist, but the cops are lazy and incompetent. My friend has found the police don't do much. His grandfather has been driving without a license for over a year. He keeps getting pulled over but they never arrest him. It depends on who they are going after though. The courts here mainly want money. I'm too tired to answer properly right now.

Got up very early, got mail, picked up my friend, headed to Lowes, spent a couple hours trying to sort through the disorganized fitting bins. Pet peeve: People opened some of the packages and stole fittings out-- 5 pack only had 2 left. Got just about everything we needed. Almost $700 in supplies. A lot of things have gone up. As an aside, I noticed plywood prices tripled here. Good thing for military discount though. It almost negates the tax (which is over 10%). Grabbed food & headed back to the house. I got some coveralls, a face sock, long garden gloves, etc. Only thing I forgot was some sort of shoe covers. Blackberry thorns tore my coveralls, but they still did their job while I crawled under the house. Fortunately, I've lost a little weight since last time and my arms were better protected so I was able to crawl farther. Friend couldn't find the main water for the house. I traced the cold line from the water heater back to the source as far as I could. Almost got stuck a few times. Pipe was rather loose so I jiggled it up and down until my friend saw it. He pushed the pex line under the house until I was able to grab it (took awhile bc it kept curling up). I couldn't fit through to get any closer though. Finally got it and dragged it as close to the water heater as I could get. Got stuck on some defunct metal pipes and cursed them the whole time. I actually had to dig a bit to fit through some spots and got tangles in pipes for a bit-- at least I avoided the electrical wires. Made it back out. Friend went under next and had a hard time crawling in there. He found a live 220v line that's not in conduit (I noticed numerous wires not in conduit). He got zapped a bit & was not happy about it. At some point when power is off we'll have to wrap wires up. IT took so long for crawling around and getting things in place that we lost daylight & after he hooked up the water heater to the main line and then hooked up to the kitchen sink, we decided to test it. No water was coming out but friend said water was coming out of another cold-water pipe. I think there is a second water supply for the house. I have an idea where the shutoff is for it but it got buried after the cover for it broke. IIRC, my father ran 2 separate lines for hot and cold so that each could be shut off individually (since my water heater does not have shutoffs).

Discussed this with my friend, we agreed to call it a day and return tomorrow. I was already tired bc Mom woke me at 2:30am to tell me she wanted me to go to the post office-- after I'd told her hours earlier that I needed to get up early so I needed sleep. Couldn't get back to sleep. Exhausted now. Got myself a pint of blue belle dutch chocolate ice cream and ate the whole damn thing in one sitting. Now I'm lying down on a heating pad. I'm hoping I won't be as sore tomorrow in case I need to crawl back under the house again.

To clarify-- we are not working on the water lines in the well shed just yet. Eventually we will try to dig up the lines and then fix up the stuff in the shed and possibly add some sort of filtration. I have a water filter that plumber refused to hook up. Need to fix a lot of things. Right now I'm about to go to sleep.

One funny moment under the house-- my cat Aminatu decided that I was perfect for walking on while I was lying almost face down waiting for my friend to feed the pex in. She walked all over my back and decided to park herself on my butt. That was after she walked around and batted at my legs a few times.
 

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Eddie, they are pets. I think they are beef cattle though. The mother is a Brahma Jersey mix. She's red and has big horns. She was a dummy calf (too stupid to know how to nurse) & the vet needed someone who would take care of her so he offered her to me after my other cow (who had also been a dummy calf) died. Later a Brangus (Brahma Angus mix) broke through the fence and got her pregnant. The red one chases trespassers. I spoiled her when she was little so she's very affectionate with me.
IMO the Jersey has the prettiest head and face and are a decent size. I considered an Irish Dexter. They are about waist high but still yield a a couple of gallons of milk (3.5-4% butterfat) per day and pen one down as far as travel is concerned. Then there's that problem of calving every 1-3 years to keep them lactating so it's easier and cheaper just to buy milk (even though it's not as good or good for one).

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@Eddie_T That is correct. The VP's offices are at the White House, but the office-holder lives at the USNO. I was being sarcastic. Spicoli's statement was confusing since both the prez and VP are former senators with solid track records of trashing the constitution.
 

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I made bread today.....I also used my back massager for about 45 minutes trying to get my traps to loosen up so I could turn my head to the right further.... not looking forward to the next 2 work days, it's getting harder and harder to pull tug and lift on people as well as be standing the majority of 12 hour shifts. I had to go part-time to try to keep from loosing my job. I think this next schedule, I will try to work 3 8 hours shifts instead, see if that helps any. April 27 is when I see another rheumatologist for a second opinion..... I'm not looking forward to it. Even though I work with Dr.s they don't listen very well. 20210226_143011.jpg20210225_211752.jpg
 

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He pushed the pex line under the house until I was able to grab it (took awhile bc it kept curling up). I couldn't fit through to get any closer though. Finally got it and dragged it as close to the water heater as I could get.
I will eventually have to replace the copper water line to my fridge ice maker. My kitchen wing is only 14 ft wide so attic space is not suitable for crawling and the floor is slab on grade so my plan is to get a couple sticks of ¾" 200 psi PVC to push the ⅜" PEX through and have a loop through the ceiling over the fridge to grab the PEX and fish it down into the room. That's the method I used to get the coax cable through the attic when I had SkyAngel satellite. That wouldn't be practical for ¾" PEX though.
 

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Shan, bread looks good. I hope your pain subsides soon.

I was so sore after crawling under the house I could barely move. Mom woke me up around midnight again (she mostly seems to do that without fail when I have to get up early in the morning). I ended up sleeping in until almost 10. Got up, went into town (too sore to make it to the post office), picked up my friend, went to tractor supply, got some tools, headed home only to realize we forgot to get some more fittings, back into town to hardware store-- they were out of most of the stuff so we had to improvise. Back to the house & friend cut a couple old connections & capped them. Turned on water and at first thought cold water wasn't running but I realized my brother had accidentally turned the tub handle the wrong way so it was fully open. Closed it and then toilet filled. I also had to shut off the outside water to the cow's waterer to let the cistern fill more. Water heater filled up after I shut off the waterer and the tub. Water worked in the kitchen sink.

I remembered that there had been some sort of rounded plumbing box with a cover and I knew the cover broke & it had filled in but I couldn't remember exactly where it was. I told my friend about it (wish I had remembered the day before. He found it and dug it up. We could clearly see 2 lines going in.

Friend is still sore from yesterday. He got zapped rather badly by an exposed 220v line (I think to the air conditioner). It made him bounce up, hit his head, and lose control of his bladder & he's still feeling bad from it. If I had known about it, I would have cut the power off. So many exposed wires under there, it irritates me. I need to shut power off, find them, and wrap them in something so that can never happen again (and so pets can't get fried). I had warned him about wires under there but he didn't see that one.

Since there are two lines going in to the house-- one for the water heater and the other for cold, my friend wanted to splice the cold one in with the hot one to increase pressure (well, to the cold line going to the heater). I think it's best to keep them separate so I suggested finding the 2nd line where it comes out of the ground, cutting it off, covering it to keep dirt out, then letting me trace the pipe to where it goes into the house. He can then tape PEX pipe (after we straighten it out) to the end of the cut off pipe, I can cut it off where it goes in, and I can then use it to pull the pex over. Hopefully I can get it to where he needs it to splice in to for all the cold water. I also want to add shutoffs in some places just in case. I wish there was room in that little box just outside but it's too cramped and the pipes are stacked on each other. Not sure where they splice underground because the well only has one pipe going out to the house.

Anyway, friend was too sore to do too much & I decided to get him food & take him home so he could rest. We've agreed that we will take the next several days to recover & then go for round 4. Another friend will be joining to help.

It's all 3/4" though.

Friend is having some trouble with the plumber he hired to unclog his drains (after the kid who was dumped there flushed a roll of tp- kid is no longer there). There are only 2 local plumbers. Douglass & Paul. Douglass never returned my friend's calls. Paul came out and couldn't unclog it with a snake so he told my friend to pour "liquid fire" down the drain. I believe it's sulfuric acid. Paul told him if the liquid fire didn't clear it that he'd come back and take care of it. Well, it didn't work. Friend scheduled the plumber to come out several times & each time the guy no-showed. Each time he promised "come hell or high water" he'd be there. He's bunked on him 5 times so far.

Friend is also having problems with his grandfather continuing to harass him. Old man is staying at the hotel adjacent to where my friend works & since my friend has been refusing to go outside when the old man rolls up to his house and lays on the horn, he has been searching the parking lot at the casino for my friend's truck & then parking next to him or idling nearby to wait for him to come out of work. When he comes out the old man hollers at him to do stuff for him-- things like "You need to come get my clothes and wash them!" No asking. Just demanding. Friend has not been wanting to go to work bc of it. He changed his phone number so the old man couldn't call him anymore. My friend has no intention of getting his grandfather's laundry and washing it for him-- especially since the old man wouldn't loan him a dime when he needed help the most & constantly expects him to do stuff for him for free & never compensating him for gas or anything.

The upside is, my friend actually made a little $ off of the whole GameStop thing.

My brain is jumping around & I need to get some sleep.
 
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