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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMP and Stored Data

April 30, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0
daaswampman wrote:
I wonder what a solar storm like a Carrington Event would have a stored data?

On Saturday, September 3, 1859, the Baltimore American and Commercial Advertiser reported:

Those who happened to be out late on Thursday night had an opportunity of witnessing another magnificent display of the auroral lights. The phenomenon was very similar to the display on Sunday night, though at times the light was, if possible, more brilliant, and the prismatic hues more varied and gorgeous. The light appeared to cover the whole firmament, apparently like a luminous cloud, through which the stars of the larger magnitude indistinctly shone. The light was greater than that of the moon at its full, but had an indescribable softness and delicacy that seemed to envelop everything upon which it rested. Between 12 and 1 o’clock, when the display was at its full brilliancy, the quiet streets of the city resting under this strange light, presented a beautiful as well as singular appearance.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_storm_of_1859

You most likely already know this Swamp, but for those that don’t….. We almost had another Carrington event in 2012…I watched it happen. Scary to say the least….Honestly, its just a matter of time, not “IF” it will happen again.

https://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2014/02may_superstorm

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: A Happy Ending!

April 30, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

lol….ya, read that on Friday.

I hadn’t even heard of this thing before it went kaput…Guess I’m not the social butterfly I used to be. :rolleyes:

My favorite video was the smug comments as they were being chained in the terminal awaiting a flight out….Like their self entitled asses cant believe how they’re being treated in … SOMEONE ELSES COUNTRY!….lol…laughable.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMP-Korea Concerns & Discussions

April 30, 2017 Illini Warrior 0
Mollypup wrote:

Illini Warrior wrote:

Obammy more mentally stable than Prez Trump? … where exactly have you been the last 8 years? …. he has more mental & emotional issues than any modern president – including Nixon and Johnson – and that taking Kennedy’s drug issue into account …

there’s all kinds of “tell all” books coming out – I’d be reserving anything positive about Obammy until you see behind the Wizard’s curtain …

Trust me. I’m not saying anything positive about Obama. Nor will I ever. I wasn’t even claiming the man is mentally stable. I simply said more stable than Trump. Why? Because he can hold it together and keep it behind closed doors. Trump can’t or won’t. His Twitter account is one example.

And I will state for the record that I truly wish conservatives would take a step back and at least try to be more objective where Trump is concerned. I’m not condemning the man, but he’s no one’s savior any more than Obama was for dems. I seem to recall conservatives faulting dems for the same behavior. Even the best leaders have their faults, some worse than others.

The American populous has got to lose this “all or nothing” attitude or our leaders are just going to get worse & worse because we’re going to keep making the same mistakes over & over again.

the guy was dictator – of course “he can hold it together and keep it behind closed doors.” …. he didn’t even consult his cabinet – absolutely refused to listen to career EXPERT professionals on that exact subject under consideration – he was that fricking conceited – then he’d blame some underling for his failures – the man has HUGE mental & emotional problems ….

if you don’t like him Tweeting – YOU come up with a method of communicating THE TRUTH to people that are following him – follow the truth from CNN or The New York Times?????? …. do you see any confidential info or secrets being revealed? …. did he say anything in advance of the Syria Tomahawk launch? …. is he all over Tweeter about North Korea? – if there’s EVER been a better prez at playing his cards close – it’s Prez Trump – Obammy didn’t even have a deck of cards much less EVER play the game … that’s why we have the HUGE Middle East problem and it’s down to the 2 minute warning with North Korea and they are on the 1 yard line ready to score the win ….

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Food & Water • Re: Storing dry dog food

April 30, 2017 IceFire 0

Dry dog and cat foods tend to start going rancid after a couple of months, because of the oils.
I’ve quit using commercial dog foods, since they make one of my dogs VERY sick–she gets pancreatitis. Now, I make my own dog food once a week (I keep it in the refrigerator), so all I need to store is rice (50 pound bag at Costco is just a bit over $14, and it lasts for months) beef kidney, canned pumpkin, and mixed vegetables (all things I store anyway, except for the kidneys). The eggs I put in the dog food I get from my own chickens, so always have a good supply.

The dogs LOVE it, there are no unpronounceable ingredients, artificial colors, preservatives, etc., and best of all, the dogs haven’t been sick ONCE since I’ve been making their fool. Not only that, but it costs less that the commercial dog food.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMP-Korea Concerns & Discussions

April 30, 2017 daaswampman 0

So … they’ve tested ANOTHER missile. And it failed. I have a question: Is it at all possible that these failures are on PURPOSE, to make it look like they are having a hard time getting a successful launch … to distract us from the fact that they are really further along in their development?

Not likely! He has a huge ego and plenty of people who want him to dead! An illusion of military might, is all he has. Without an element of surprise, he will only harm his own country and perhaps his close neighbors. Swamp

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Food & Water • Re: Storing dry dog food

April 30, 2017 MoosePath 0

We used to get Taste of the Wild dry dog food and I once contacted the company here in the US and asked them about storage life of their food and basically they claim a year from the date on the back if it is kept in a cool dry place (no special packing). I don’t think you will get much beyond that, at least as far as I have been able to find. Like you said, the oil in the food would be the limiting factor. It would probably go rancid and I don’t think short of freezing it you won’t get much longer then that. I would love to hear if anyone here has a good recipe for storing dog food myself.

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • A Happy Ending!

April 30, 2017 daaswampman 0

It made me happy!

‘Rich kids of Instagram meets Hunger Games’: Guests at luxury Fyre Festival where tickets cost $12,000 ‘mugged, stranded and hungry’

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It was supposed to be the most glamorous event of the year, with all the selfie opportunities and flower-crowns a young, gym-bodied social media influencer could dream of. But Fyre Festival, an elite concert event on a deserted island in the Bahamas with tickets priced up to $12,000 has quickly turned into a terrifying B-movie, with flocks of Instagram models forced to seek shelter in an airport after arriving to discover a lack of food, violent locals, appalling accommodation and feral dogs roaming the grounds.

As a result, social media has exploded overnight with tales of Instagram-filtered terror and disappointment, with beautiful festival-goers arriving on the island to discover half-built tents, their luggage being thrown out of the back of a truck, muggers and thieves laying in wait to steal wallets from trust fund kids, unhelpful staff, and “gourmet cuisine” that turned out to be nothing but ham and cheese sandwiches.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/news/f … ets-turns/

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General Food Topics • Re: storing food without climate control

April 30, 2017 daaswampman 0
Gunns wrote:

IceFire wrote:You’ve got to admit, though…they DO make great rodent-proof, water-resistant storage!

What about bugs? Can they squeak by the rubber gasket?

I could be wrong, but I would guess, an old junk freezer that somebody gave you – would not have tight fitting gaskets! Swamp

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Banks! Here we go again!

April 30, 2017 anita 0

I covered bank failures when I did business writing between about 2009-2014.

After I saw the story posted by Swamp, I went back and looked at the FDIC bank failure list, which I’ve rarely done since I quit.

https://www.fdic.gov/bank/individual/fa … klist.html

The list is worth a look, because it’s so amazing how few banks failed before 2007. The number of failed banks has really slowed in the last few years.

This list is also of interest:

https://www.fdic.gov/bank/statistical/s … c/fdic.pdf

What is interesting about this list is how much consolidation has gone on in banking in the last couple of decades. We now have well under half the number of banks that there were in 1990. There are just a little over 5,000 banks currently. Only two banks have been started in the last 5 years. (Thanks largely to Dodd-Frank.)

This list also shows that there are 123 “problem” banks remaining out there.

Sadly, rather than pushing the break-up of large banking institutions, and perhaps reinstate something similar to Glass-Steagall, Dodd-Frank has pushed consolidation within the industry.

I saw on the news this week that a congressman (whose name I don’t remember) just proposed a bill that would allow small banks to opt-out of Dodd-Frank, which seems like a good first step to encourage more banks to be created, rather than the current situation, where the small banks are merging or being bought out by the larger banks due to all the regulation.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMP and Stored Data

April 29, 2017 daaswampman 0

I wonder what a solar storm like a Carrington Event would have a stored data?

On Saturday, September 3, 1859, the Baltimore American and Commercial Advertiser reported:

Those who happened to be out late on Thursday night had an opportunity of witnessing another magnificent display of the auroral lights. The phenomenon was very similar to the display on Sunday night, though at times the light was, if possible, more brilliant, and the prismatic hues more varied and gorgeous. The light appeared to cover the whole firmament, apparently like a luminous cloud, through which the stars of the larger magnitude indistinctly shone. The light was greater than that of the moon at its full, but had an indescribable softness and delicacy that seemed to envelop everything upon which it rested. Between 12 and 1 o’clock, when the display was at its full brilliancy, the quiet streets of the city resting under this strange light, presented a beautiful as well as singular appearance.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_storm_of_1859

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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Banks! Here we go again!

April 29, 2017 daaswampman 0

I know there are many local considerations, but how many other “special situations” are lurking out there after the last administration? Then consider all the student loans hanging out there, that everyone expected Hillary to forgive and forget! We may have a problem!

Louisiana bank failure is costliest since financial crisis

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Regulators on Friday seized New Orleans-based First NBC Bank in the costliest bank failure since the financial crisis, with cleanup costs estimated at $1 billion .

The Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions handed the bank to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. in the fourth failure of a federally insured bank this year.

Hancock Holding Co. of Gulfport, Mississippi, bought $1.6 billion in deposits and $1 billion in assets, including $600 million in cash. Hancock will fold First NBC’s 24 Louisiana branches into its Whitney Bank unit and First NBC’s five Florida Panhandle branches into its Hancock Bank unit.

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Bank closures have been infrequent since the 2010 peak in the wake of the Great Recession. That year, regulators shuttered 157 banks, the most in any year since the savings and loan crisis two decades earlier and topping the 140 that were closed in 2009.

The billion-dollar loss comes from the difference in the FDIC’s obligations and what it can expect to collect from the assets. The last time the FDIC paid more than $1 billion to absorb losses was when two banks in Puerto Rico failed in 2010.

Hancock agreed to pay $35 million for the deposits it took over. Hancock had bought $1.3 billion in loans, $400 million in deposits and nine branches from First NBC earlier this year, as First NBC sold chunks of itself in an ultimately futile attempt to raise capital and avoid failure.

The FDIC, though, was only able to sell part of the bank to Hancock, which FDIC spokesman David Barr said was the sole bidder. The FDIC will mail $1.4 billion in checks beginning Monday to depositors who mostly hold certificates of deposit, individual retirement accounts and brokered deposits. No depositor will lose money, and the checks will include interest accrued through Friday. The FDIC will also have to dispose of roughly $2.5 billion in assets that Hancock didn’t want. For now, though, depositors and borrowers can keep doing business with their current branches.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMP-Korea Concerns & Discussions

April 29, 2017 rickdun 0

The President of the Philippines, in a phone call to President Trump stated to not fall into the North Korean fat boy, as he is not only out for the U.S., but he wants to destroy the world. I don’t think China or Russia would agree with that.

:offtopic: The U.S. just sent 300 Marines to Helmand Province to take charge, first time since 2014. As George Costansa would say “worlds are collidin”.

Just ordered 2 more cases of freeze dried meat, stockin up with extras, just in case.

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Financial Issues • Re: How Many People Know About 90% Coins?

April 29, 2017 daaswampman 0
ajax727 wrote:
Nice find swamp .
Fellow who owns a few gas stations here sells me the sliver coins they find , I pay sliver market price no discount he is tight on a dollar . I also get a few star notes and red and blue seals when they find them . I would assume that the coins and notes they find and I get are stolen, people stealing from the ma and pa or kin .

I bank in a small town (less than 2k people). It is not uncommon to see good coins surface when times get rough or people pass on. The bank recently called me when a guy brought in over 300 rolls of old cents and nickels. They were all from the forties and fifties. I called the guy up and he had more he needed to roll. He brought them over and we ran them through my counter and we are both happy. An uncle had bit the dust and he had dozens of jars of coins. I bought the silver at spot, the rest at face, and the majority of the contents of the house!

Some may be stolen, but most are because people are stupid, lazy, or don’t care. A fact that I am very pleased with! How else would a picker like myself, make a nice sideline buying vintage and antique items for a few cents on the dollar? It only takes a minute to research anything if you have a smartphone, but few people bother! Even if you don’t have a local market there is E-bay! Swamp

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