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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Water and Southern California

September 1, 2017 daaswampman 0

I live in the country with a well – so I have little to offer in your situation. Except don’t depend on a water heater unless you are familiar with them and know everything is working properly! Even a slightly leaky pressure relief valve (very common problem and a reason for the drip pan) can allow water to siphon to a lowest level. An easy fix if you are familiar with plumbing issues. Swamp

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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Water and Southern California

September 1, 2017 daaswampman 0

I live in the country with a well – so I have little to offer in your situation. Except don’t depend on a water heater unless you are familiar with them and know everything is working properly! Even a slightly leaky pressure relief valve (very common problem and a reason for the drip pan) can allow water to siphon to a lowest level. An easy fix if you are familiar with plumbing issues. Swamp

Statistics: Posted by daaswampman — Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:42 pm


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMP-Korea Concerns & Discussions #5 (Aug 2017)

September 1, 2017 ReadyMom 0

Next target Guam, North Korea says
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/nex … ar-AAqXoLF

CNN’s Richard Roth, K.J. Kwon, Euan McKirdy and Zachary Cohen contributed to this report.

North Korea’s launch of a missile over Japan was a prelude to more military operations directed at the American territory of Guam, North Korean state media warned Wednesday.

The country’s state-run Korean Central News Agencyreported leader Kim Jong Un presided over the dawn launch Tuesday of the “ultra-modern rocket system,” the first missile ever fired from the capital Pyongyang.

North Korean officials told CNN in Pyongyang that Kim was “very satisfied with the performance of the missile.”

The intermediate-range missile, identified by the North Koreans as the Hwasong-12, flew over Japan, further fueling tensions between North Korea and the United States and its allies, Japan and South Korea.

Early Wednesday, the US conducted a test intercept of a medium range ballistic missile off the coast of Hawaii, according to a statement from the US Missile Defense Agency.

A US official told CNN the test was planned for a long time, before North Korea’s launch.

The North Korean launch was “the first step of the military operation of the (North Korean military) in the Pacific and a meaningful prelude to containing Guam,” state media said.

Guam governor’s office said in a statement there is no change in the island’s threat level.

“We knew, based on North Korea events in previous years, that with the joint exercise between the US, South Korea, and its Allies, we can expect rhetoric and activity in North Korea,” said George Charfauros, Guam homeland security adviser.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe both now believe “pressure on North Korea should be raised to its limit so that North Korea will voluntarily come to the table for dialogue,” South Korean presidential spokesman Park Su- hyun said in a statement Wednesday.

The two also agreed that the United Nations Security Council should enact more detailed and effective sanctions against North Korea. A new round of sanctions against Pyongyang were unanimously approved by the Security Council earlier this month.
Guam back in the crosshairs

Guam has long been a focal point of North Korea’s anger against the US and is often a target of North Korean saber-rattling.
It was threatened specifically by North Korea in 2013 and again earlier this month, following a fiery exchange of threats and insults between Trump and the North Korean regime.

The small island in the Western Pacific is the closest US territory to North Korea and hosts two important US military installations.
One is Andersen Air Force Base, from which the US has been staging B-1 bomber flights over the Korean Peninsula, often in response to North Korea’s missile tests.

The US flew bombers over North Korea following Pyongyang’s two successful tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles in July … Continued at link, above

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMP-Korea Concerns & Discussions #5 (Aug 2017)

September 1, 2017 ReadyMom 0

Next target Guam, North Korea says
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/nex … ar-AAqXoLF

CNN’s Richard Roth, K.J. Kwon, Euan McKirdy and Zachary Cohen contributed to this report.

North Korea’s launch of a missile over Japan was a prelude to more military operations directed at the American territory of Guam, North Korean state media warned Wednesday.

The country’s state-run Korean Central News Agencyreported leader Kim Jong Un presided over the dawn launch Tuesday of the “ultra-modern rocket system,” the first missile ever fired from the capital Pyongyang.

North Korean officials told CNN in Pyongyang that Kim was “very satisfied with the performance of the missile.”

The intermediate-range missile, identified by the North Koreans as the Hwasong-12, flew over Japan, further fueling tensions between North Korea and the United States and its allies, Japan and South Korea.

Early Wednesday, the US conducted a test intercept of a medium range ballistic missile off the coast of Hawaii, according to a statement from the US Missile Defense Agency.

A US official told CNN the test was planned for a long time, before North Korea’s launch.

The North Korean launch was “the first step of the military operation of the (North Korean military) in the Pacific and a meaningful prelude to containing Guam,” state media said.

Guam governor’s office said in a statement there is no change in the island’s threat level.

“We knew, based on North Korea events in previous years, that with the joint exercise between the US, South Korea, and its Allies, we can expect rhetoric and activity in North Korea,” said George Charfauros, Guam homeland security adviser.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe both now believe “pressure on North Korea should be raised to its limit so that North Korea will voluntarily come to the table for dialogue,” South Korean presidential spokesman Park Su- hyun said in a statement Wednesday.

The two also agreed that the United Nations Security Council should enact more detailed and effective sanctions against North Korea. A new round of sanctions against Pyongyang were unanimously approved by the Security Council earlier this month.
Guam back in the crosshairs

Guam has long been a focal point of North Korea’s anger against the US and is often a target of North Korean saber-rattling.
It was threatened specifically by North Korea in 2013 and again earlier this month, following a fiery exchange of threats and insults between Trump and the North Korean regime.

The small island in the Western Pacific is the closest US territory to North Korea and hosts two important US military installations.
One is Andersen Air Force Base, from which the US has been staging B-1 bomber flights over the Korean Peninsula, often in response to North Korea’s missile tests.

The US flew bombers over North Korea following Pyongyang’s two successful tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles in July … Continued at link, above

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMP-Korea Concerns & Discussions #5 (Aug 2017)

September 1, 2017 ReadyMom 0

North Korea claims the missile it fired over Japan was the one it threatened Guam with
http://www.businessinsider.com/north-ko … eat-2017-8

Aug. 29, 2017

North Korean state media claimed the missile launched in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Japan time, was the very same one Pyongyang threatened to fire towards Guam in mid August.

The missile, known as the Hwasong-12, is an intermediate-range ballistic missile that experts say could carry a nuclear warhead.

The test fire over Japan fell short of North Korea’s proposed salvo of four missiles towards Guam, but could serve as an important test before commencing the Guam strike.

At the time of North Korea’s threat, Mike Elleman, the senior fellow for missile defense at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, told Business Insider an “important question revolves around the missile’s reliability,” because it had only been successfully tested once.

Additionally, the single successful test was on a lofted trajectory, or shot straight up in the air instead of at an angle.

The more recent launch over Japan may have filled a need for North Korea to figure out the reliability of the Hwasong-12 on a realistic trajectory.

Importantly, Kim Jong Un never said he would not fire missiles towards Guam. Instead, he reserved the right to carry out a strike at a later time.

Serious questions remain about the US and its allies’ ability to shoot down North Korean missiles, but the launch over Japan’s airspace promises to contribute to the militarization of the Pacific.

The missile launch was condemned by Japan, China, Russia, the US, and South Korea.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMP-Korea Concerns & Discussions #5 (Aug 2017)

September 1, 2017 ReadyMom 0

North Korea claims the missile it fired over Japan was the one it threatened Guam with
http://www.businessinsider.com/north-ko … eat-2017-8

Aug. 29, 2017

North Korean state media claimed the missile launched in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Japan time, was the very same one Pyongyang threatened to fire towards Guam in mid August.

The missile, known as the Hwasong-12, is an intermediate-range ballistic missile that experts say could carry a nuclear warhead.

The test fire over Japan fell short of North Korea’s proposed salvo of four missiles towards Guam, but could serve as an important test before commencing the Guam strike.

At the time of North Korea’s threat, Mike Elleman, the senior fellow for missile defense at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, told Business Insider an “important question revolves around the missile’s reliability,” because it had only been successfully tested once.

Additionally, the single successful test was on a lofted trajectory, or shot straight up in the air instead of at an angle.

The more recent launch over Japan may have filled a need for North Korea to figure out the reliability of the Hwasong-12 on a realistic trajectory.

Importantly, Kim Jong Un never said he would not fire missiles towards Guam. Instead, he reserved the right to carry out a strike at a later time.

Serious questions remain about the US and its allies’ ability to shoot down North Korean missiles, but the launch over Japan’s airspace promises to contribute to the militarization of the Pacific.

The missile launch was condemned by Japan, China, Russia, the US, and South Korea.

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Camping • Looking for a best Axe for Chopping wood!

September 1, 2017 arsenal33 0

Hello brothers,

Greetings to all! Hope everyone here is doing great. I am looking for a Axe for Chopping wood. I love camping and hunting. So most of the time basically summer I go for camping and haunting as well. I took all of the necessary things. However, for completing a good camping I need a better and solid axe for chopping wood. So that I can cut out small tress for fire in front of my tent. So please suggest me a good axe for chopping wood.

Thank you so much!

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Camping • Looking for a best Axe for Chopping wood!

September 1, 2017 arsenal33 0

Hello brothers,

Greetings to all! Hope everyone here is doing great. I am looking for a Axe for Chopping wood. I love camping and hunting. So most of the time basically summer I go for camping and haunting as well. I took all of the necessary things. However, for completing a good camping I need a better and solid axe for chopping wood. So that I can cut out small tress for fire in front of my tent. So please suggest me a good axe for chopping wood.

Thank you so much!

Statistics: Posted by arsenal33 — Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:08 pm


Prayer Requests • Re: Update on Rebnavy

September 1, 2017 Floridaclipper 0

Blessed Mary, as mother to Jesus, you lived
the special calling of being His caregiver.
There were times when you didn’t understand, but
you gave understanding.
There were times when you were weary
but you never failed to keep giving.
There were times when sorrow pierced you,
but the other’s pain was more important to you.
You never ceased to give love, care and comfort
even when it seemed that you had no more to give.
Please bless all caregivers in our world with
the special grace they need to carry out their work –
in Jesus’ name.

Amen

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Prayer Requests • Re: Update on Rebnavy

September 1, 2017 Floridaclipper 0

Blessed Mary, as mother to Jesus, you lived
the special calling of being His caregiver.
There were times when you didn’t understand, but
you gave understanding.
There were times when you were weary
but you never failed to keep giving.
There were times when sorrow pierced you,
but the other’s pain was more important to you.
You never ceased to give love, care and comfort
even when it seemed that you had no more to give.
Please bless all caregivers in our world with
the special grace they need to carry out their work –
in Jesus’ name.

Amen

Statistics: Posted by Floridaclipper — Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:47 pm


General California Discussion, News and Weather • Water and Southern California

September 1, 2017 Rosemead 0

The city of Colton suffered a lighting strike on their electrical switch yard this morning at 7 am. 50,000 people are with out power, but it also took 2 water pumps down. The hottest day this year and there is no power or water. Edison says it will be 8 to 9 hours to get back.

This got we to mentally review my water preps. And immediately plan A has an issue. For “planning purposes”, I was counting on the water running for three days after a power outage. This how long I figured the backup generators would run. It looks like I will have to make some changes. Just don’t know what. Three days would allow me to fill my bathtub bobs, giving us 200 gallons, another 30 gallons in the water heater, and as many bottles as we can fill, or fifty gallons each for the four of us.

Living upstairs in a condo limits any water storage. So any ideas?

Statistics: Posted by Rosemead — Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:27 pm


General California Discussion, News and Weather • Water and Southern California

September 1, 2017 Rosemead 0

The city of Colton suffered a lighting strike on their electrical switch yard this morning at 7 am. 50,000 people are with out power, but it also took 2 water pumps down. The hottest day this year and there is no power or water. Edison says it will be 8 to 9 hours to get back.

This got we to mentally review my water preps. And immediately plan A has an issue. For “planning purposes”, I was counting on the water running for three days after a power outage. This how long I figured the backup generators would run. It looks like I will have to make some changes. Just don’t know what. Three days would allow me to fill my bathtub bobs, giving us 200 gallons, another 30 gallons in the water heater, and as many bottles as we can fill, or fifty gallons each for the four of us.

Living upstairs in a condo limits any water storage. So any ideas?

Statistics: Posted by Rosemead — Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:27 pm


Natural Disasters • Re: Gulf Coast Hurricane

September 1, 2017 ReadyMom 0
kenjabroni wrote:
I live west of austin and we only got one inch of rain from the whole storm situation that Harvey brought. Today while I was at work I noticed a gas station about 35 minutes north of us had no fuel to purchase. I thought this was odd. I hadnt heard about any shortages. By the time I got back to town and such most gas stations were out. A couple had gas and a couple had diesel but none of them had both. I guess some social media scares went out and people were absolutely losing their minds. I know some of the refineries were shut down and such but Ive heard some were coming back online tomorrow. Im not sure if its because its Labor day weekend or what but it made me really wake up a bit. To me in this area, there was no reason for a concern such as this. I can only imagine if there was a nation wide emergency……it sure is an eye opener.

Our son is in McAllen, with the RGVFC Torros. He has his car down there, with him. I heard, on the radio, today that Houston is responsible for 90% of Texas fuel and gas stations were running out. I texted him and told him to fill up. Better safe than sorry, till we get a handle on the true effects of the supply.

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Natural Disasters • Re: Gulf Coast Hurricane

September 1, 2017 ReadyMom 0
kenjabroni wrote:
I live west of austin and we only got one inch of rain from the whole storm situation that Harvey brought. Today while I was at work I noticed a gas station about 35 minutes north of us had no fuel to purchase. I thought this was odd. I hadnt heard about any shortages. By the time I got back to town and such most gas stations were out. A couple had gas and a couple had diesel but none of them had both. I guess some social media scares went out and people were absolutely losing their minds. I know some of the refineries were shut down and such but Ive heard some were coming back online tomorrow. Im not sure if its because its Labor day weekend or what but it made me really wake up a bit. To me in this area, there was no reason for a concern such as this. I can only imagine if there was a nation wide emergency……it sure is an eye opener.

Our son is in McAllen, with the RGVFC Torros. He has his car down there, with him. I heard, on the radio, today that Houston is responsible for 90% of Texas fuel and gas stations were running out. I texted him and told him to fill up. Better safe than sorry, till we get a handle on the true effects of the supply.

Statistics: Posted by ReadyMom — Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:23 pm


Natural Disasters • Re: Gulf Coast Hurricane

September 1, 2017 kenjabroni 0

I live west of austin and we only got one inch of rain from the whole storm situation that Harvey brought. Today while I was at work I noticed a gas station about 35 minutes north of us had no fuel to purchase. I thought this was odd. I hadnt heard about any shortages. By the time I got back to town and such most gas stations were out. A couple had gas and a couple had diesel but none of them had both. I guess some social media scares went out and people were absolutely losing their minds. I know some of the refineries were shut down and such but Ive heard some were coming back online tomorrow. Im not sure if its because its Labor day weekend or what but it made me really wake up a bit. To me in this area, there was no reason for a concern such as this. I can only imagine if there was a nation wide emergency……it sure is an eye opener.

Statistics: Posted by kenjabroni — Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:02 pm


Natural Disasters • Re: Gulf Coast Hurricane

September 1, 2017 kenjabroni 0

I live west of austin and we only got one inch of rain from the whole storm situation that Harvey brought. Today while I was at work I noticed a gas station about 35 minutes north of us had no fuel to purchase. I thought this was odd. I hadnt heard about any shortages. By the time I got back to town and such most gas stations were out. A couple had gas and a couple had diesel but none of them had both. I guess some social media scares went out and people were absolutely losing their minds. I know some of the refineries were shut down and such but Ive heard some were coming back online tomorrow. Im not sure if its because its Labor day weekend or what but it made me really wake up a bit. To me in this area, there was no reason for a concern such as this. I can only imagine if there was a nation wide emergency……it sure is an eye opener.

Statistics: Posted by kenjabroni — Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:02 pm


Guns • Re: Accuracy challenge

September 1, 2017 straightshooter 0

One issue with shooting steel targets at pistol or rimfire rifle distances is bullet fragmentation. There is no safe place to avoid fragments. And, trust me, catching a 9mm bullet’s copper jacket in the belly ain’t no picnic. It makes for interesting looks from the TSA thugs.

Statistics: Posted by straightshooter — Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:13 pm


Guns • Re: Accuracy challenge

September 1, 2017 straightshooter 0

One issue with shooting steel targets at pistol or rimfire rifle distances is bullet fragmentation. There is no safe place to avoid fragments. And, trust me, catching a 9mm bullet’s copper jacket in the belly ain’t no picnic. It makes for interesting looks from the TSA thugs.

Statistics: Posted by straightshooter — Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:13 pm


Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMPs (Electro Magnetic Pulse)

September 1, 2017 straightshooter 0

It gets much worse folks.
One thing I have rarely seen addressed is the effect of an EMP on our nuclear powered electrical power systems. As I understand their redundancies the reactors have diesel generators to power the pumps for the coolant of the reactors and the spent fuel rods. At the rate large diesel engines burn fuel I would be surprised if they could store more than a couple months worth of fuel on-site, at which point the pumps stop, the coolant boils off, and we have a much bigger problem than lack of electricity in our homes. We would essentially have dozens of nuclear reactors melting down simultaneously, resulting in worldwide contamination many orders of magnitude greater than Fukushima or Chernobyl. Does anyone have real intel on this? I’m seeing EMP as a bad event that will devolve into a global killer after a few months.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: EMPs (Electro Magnetic Pulse)

September 1, 2017 straightshooter 0

It gets much worse folks.
One thing I have rarely seen addressed is the effect of an EMP on our nuclear powered electrical power systems. As I understand their redundancies the reactors have diesel generators to power the pumps for the coolant of the reactors and the spent fuel rods. At the rate large diesel engines burn fuel I would be surprised if they could store more than a couple months worth of fuel on-site, at which point the pumps stop, the coolant boils off, and we have a much bigger problem than lack of electricity in our homes. We would essentially have dozens of nuclear reactors melting down simultaneously, resulting in worldwide contamination many orders of magnitude greater than Fukushima or Chernobyl. Does anyone have real intel on this? I’m seeing EMP as a bad event that will devolve into a global killer after a few months.

Statistics: Posted by straightshooter — Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:01 pm


Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Antifa Protest Movement Danger To Preppers

September 1, 2017 daaswampman 0

It is better to have your opponent in the open and let them spew their hate. If you go too far, they will reappear as something much worse! We all but crushed Al-Qaeda and got ISIS! I would imagine IS and the Knights could find something in common, should they continue to destroy their history and dignity!

As far as the PC of this world, be careful what you wish for! If given only a choice between Obama-utopia and Tehran! See you at the Mosque!

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Antifa Protest Movement Danger To Preppers

September 1, 2017 daaswampman 0

It is better to have your opponent in the open and let them spew their hate. If you go too far, they will reappear as something much worse! We all but crushed Al-Qaeda and got ISIS! I would imagine IS and the Knights could find something in common, should they continue to destroy their history and dignity!

As far as the PC of this world, be careful what you wish for! If given only a choice between Obama-utopia and Tehran! See you at the Mosque!

Statistics: Posted by daaswampman — Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:57 pm


Washington Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Militarization of the Hamptons

September 1, 2017 daaswampman 0

This is not unique to the Hampton’s. Anywhere the right people live, there will be security. A friend lives North of Dallas in one of those 15 mil dollar town homes complete with every kind of staff. The security is plain clothes, but every bit as able, armed, and trained as any SWAT unit in the country.

Hard to say what will happen when it hits the fan, but I would want to be near the resources and I would guess those people will get it before us. Swamp

Statistics: Posted by daaswampman — Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:26 pm


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Washington Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Militarization of the Hamptons

September 1, 2017 daaswampman 0

This is not unique to the Hampton’s. Anywhere the right people live, there will be security. A friend lives North of Dallas in one of those 15 mil dollar town homes complete with every kind of staff. The security is plain clothes, but every bit as able, armed, and trained as any SWAT unit in the country.

Hard to say what will happen when it hits the fan, but I would want to be near the resources and I would guess those people will get it before us. Swamp

Statistics: Posted by daaswampman — Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:26 pm


Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Antifa Protest Movement Danger To Preppers

September 1, 2017 rickdun 0

Cast Iron, I read the article and Uncle Vladimir is laughing so hard, he dropped his glass of vodka. Since Trump became president, the left has called for impeachment, his death, his resignation, etc..

The democrats, both in congress/senate and state politicians have call this not an opposition but a resistance to everything Trump does and the main stream media are doing the same thing.

The law enforcement in the areas of these violent protests have been told to stand down, until law enforcement starts to cuff and stuff these crackpots and the courts start sentencing them for rioting, it will not stop.

There are advertisements for protesters, they get free travel, free room and board and get paid on top of that.

Everything has to be political correct these days or you may offend some one.

Since they want to re-name everything that’s related to the civil war, tare down statues, rename schools, streets, buildings, I guess they’ll be changing the name from Washington, D.C. to Crackpot city, D.C. and Washington state to Pothead state.

There’s nothing good about this except that it’s taking place in large populated towns and cities and that leaves me alone.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:16 pm


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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Antifa Protest Movement Danger To Preppers

September 1, 2017 rickdun 0

Cast Iron, I read the article and Uncle Vladimir is laughing so hard, he dropped his glass of vodka. Since Trump became president, the left has called for impeachment, his death, his resignation, etc..

The democrats, both in congress/senate and state politicians have call this not an opposition but a resistance to everything Trump does and the main stream media are doing the same thing.

The law enforcement in the areas of these violent protests have been told to stand down, until law enforcement starts to cuff and stuff these crackpots and the courts start sentencing them for rioting, it will not stop.

There are advertisements for protesters, they get free travel, free room and board and get paid on top of that.

Everything has to be political correct these days or you may offend some one.

Since they want to re-name everything that’s related to the civil war, tare down statues, rename schools, streets, buildings, I guess they’ll be changing the name from Washington, D.C. to Crackpot city, D.C. and Washington state to Pothead state.

There’s nothing good about this except that it’s taking place in large populated towns and cities and that leaves me alone.

Statistics: Posted by rickdun — Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:16 pm