On Thursday, July 10, 2014 7:09:52 AM UTC-4, Stormin Mormon wrote:
Actually, it's not:
“By examining how the ratio of these isotopes has changed, we have
been able to determine that over the course of around four billion years, t
he Earth's oceans have lost about a quarter of their original mass."
IDK why you guys just assume stuff. There's no particular reason to
think that what was in place when the earth was a very different and
unihabitable planet would still exist today. Or do you think the earth
is 10,000 years old?
DannyD. posted for all of us...
And I know how to SNIP
No, but then again our ff water is either supplied by municipal hydrants or
tanker ops. The hydrants are here are dry and have drains. I can see the
purpose of the thrust block as if the hydrant is closed rapidly, the water
hammer may blow the connection at the elbow. It also appears (IIRC) the OP
hydrant is too low to ground...
We had a bridge rebuilt. The water co laid new lines with a hydrant at one
end of the bridge, ok. Guard rail was installed about 3" from the hydrant.
It has been awhile but I believe the line had to moved for clearance. Had t
go through the municipal engineer.
Leaving aside the fact that most of the water on the planet was delivered
by comet billions of years ago (most of it wasn't here when the earth coalesced from
Unless you believe the earth is only 6000 years old.
Buy one of these (or the equivalent locally):
and rent the appropriate truck to haul it. I think U-Haul will rent a
pickup truck for 19.95/day + fuel + mileage.
John Haskey wrote, on Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:54:09 +0000:
I like the idea of those water-hauling trailers!
On Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:01:30 +0000 (UTC), "DannyD."
Bummer. So about $100,000 for a 1000 foot well and no guarantee that
you'll even hit water. I can see the appeal of a community well.
I'm beginning understand why the "cliff dweller" civilizations
suddenly moved away during the 30-year drought cycle in NM and AZ in
the 9th century. You can't live long without adequate water.
Web based forums are like subscribing to 10 different newspapers
and having to visit 10 different news stands to pickup each one.
Stormin Mormon wrote, on Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:39:02 -0400:
It's unfair, but in California, our cost of living is
tremendously higher than yours (mainly due to supply and
demand for the sun).
So, a run-down fixer-upper with almost zero land and almost
zero space and falling apart, in the valley, is no less than
600K to 800K dollars.
A "nice" house, is over a million, and, if you want any land
to speak of, then you're looking at multiple millions. Assume
about 1.5% (give or take) for taxes every year, and you begin
to see what it costs us to live here.
Add to that an income tax of around 9% and a sales tax of about
the same, and one of the highest gas taxes, plus utility taxes
that are tremendous, and we're almost taxed to death.
Without getting political, that means we MUST earn more money
than you guys elsewhere, just to survive, poverty being probably
around 50K per year for a family, I think (although I didn't
look it up).
Problem is, we have to be taxed at the same rate by the feds
as you guys, so, if we make a paltry barely livable $100K,
we get taxed at the 36% bracket.
So, our taxes, in effect, are over 60% (hard to add all those
You should *thank* us, for paying more in taxes than every other
state combined! (I think that's the figure but I'd have to look
it up to be sure.)
On Sunday, August 3, 2014 8:12:12 PM UTC-4, Danny D. wrote:
Don;t feel so bad Danny. The main problem with CA is you let your
govt get out of control and screw you royally. Some other states,
eg NJ, aren't far behind. And sadly the feds are now on a path that
is taking the whole country there.
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