• Snowball's Avatar
    Today, 09:56 AM
    This man could be in prison or dead before the year is over.
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  • Snowball's Avatar
    Today, 09:55 AM
    There is simply too much news to report here today. I recommend sites like Southfront, Antiwar, Sputnik, Express UK, Newsweek, Breitbart, etc. China drills to invade Taiwan. Warns Taiwan to cut US ties or it will attack. Russia closes air space over Crimea and in Black Sea as its air fleet is massive there now US sends dozens of F-15 and F-16 fighter jets to Poland - flown by American pilots. Navalny near death. Protests likely. Putin speech tomorrow.
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  • Anti Federalist's Avatar
    Today, 09:44 AM
    Florida Sheriff Warns New Arrivals Not to ‘Vote the Stupid Way You Did up North’ https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/04/20/watch-florida-sheriff-warns-new-arrivals-not-to-vote-the-stupid-way-you-did-up-north/ Simon Kent 20 Apr 2021 Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd warned intending Florida residents Monday not to “vote the stupid way you did up north” as he stood beside Governor Ron DeSantis during a press conference. “This is what we enjoy in Florida. This is the Florida we know and love,” Judd outlined while showing local residents enjoying Walt Disney World and the beach before moving on to explain why political leadership is important to guarantee the basic rights to be enjoyed by all citizens.
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  • Anti Federalist's Avatar
    Today, 09:21 AM
    Be nice if they mounted an easily accessible shut off switch to at least disconnect the car from the battery, like semis, heavy equipment and boats have.
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  • Anti Federalist's Avatar
    Today, 09:18 AM
    The lithium in a lithium ion rechargeable battery is not in it's metallic form, and a fire can be fought with water.
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  • Anti Federalist's Avatar
    Today, 09:07 AM
    The first commercially viable Lithium ion batteries were introduced by Sony in 1991. I had a half a pallet of the damn things fall off another pallet inside a half size shipping container. They were adopted early by the oilfield industry for remote and emergency backups for all manner of system controls. This was back in 2006 or 2007, I'd have to look at my logs to know for sure, happened right around new year's day...so "give or take" 15 years. One of them fell onto a sharp pipework guard of other piece of cargo, pierced the case and started a thermal runaway fire that was contained ultimately by snagging the container sling and having the crane operator pick it off the deck and submerge it into the ocean until cooled. No, of course not, Tesla...all EVs in fact, have much larger batteries with thousands of cells. Here is a small cross section of a Tesla battery pack.
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  • Anti Federalist's Avatar
    Today, 08:18 AM
    Dershowitz: Maxine Waters’ Tactics ‘Borrowed Precisely from the Ku Klux Klan’ https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2021/04/20/dershowitz-maxine-waters-tactics-borrowed-precisely-from-the-ku-klux-klan/ Trent Baker 20 Apr 2021 Tuesday on Newsmax TV’s “Stinchfield,” Harvard law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz addressed Rep. Maxine Waters’ (D-CA) tactics amid the Derek Chauvin trial, saying she is trying to “influence” and “intimidate” the jury. Dershowitz said Waters is taking a page out of the Ku Klux Klan’s playbook to influence court cases by threatening violence.
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  • Anti Federalist's Avatar
    Today, 07:43 AM
    Wish I was there, aircraft salvage at sea was one of my "fun" jobs. Everybody is OK and hopefully the owner is well insured so they can get her back in the air again. WWII-Era Bomber Plane Crash Lands in Ocean Near Florida Beach https://www.breitbart.com/health/2021/04/19/watch-wwii-era-bomber-plane-crash-lands-in-ocean-near-florida-beach/ Amy Furr 19 Apr 2021
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  • Danke's Avatar
    Today, 07:12 AM
    So now oyarde can go for a sightseeing helicopter ride when we send him to Mars.
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  • tod evans's Avatar
    Today, 05:47 AM
    From an email;
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  • Danke's Avatar
    Today, 05:43 AM
    I think I’m gonna riot and burn something down after learning about this case as it is similar to the Floyd... https://heavy.com/news/2019/08/tony-timpa/
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  • Anti Federalist's Avatar
    Today, 12:07 AM
    I'd be looking at a Halon 1211 (yeah yeah yeah I know...or a suitable "green" equivalent) foam system combined with a liquefied refrigerant. Cooling is essential and absolutely key to knocking one of these battery fires down. That's why they keep re-igniting. You think you got it knocked down, overhauled and out, meanwhile the shorted plates are still there, still discharging rapidly and creating fresh heat. Maybe a portable fire tent as well. Cover the vehicle with the tarp or tent, secure it as best as possible and flood the now enclosed space with 1211 Halon foam and liquid R426 or something similar.
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  • Anti Federalist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:59 PM
    Nobody hit him. Nobody attacked him. He died of natural causes well after the fact. It was all bullshit...but nobody cares, nobody will retract it, nobody will apologize and Ashli Babbit remains dead.
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  • Anti Federalist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:56 PM
    Nobody hit him. Nobody attacked him. He died of natural causes well after the fact. It was all bullshit...but nobody cares, nobody will retract it, nobody will apologize and Ashli Babbit remains dead.
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  • Anti Federalist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:31 PM
    Pete, here's the problem with the damn things. It's not the arc or an external short causing the fire, it's an internal runaway reaction that cannot be stopped without massive amounts of cooling water. The plates contain energy, the electrolyte allows energy to drain or charge the battery by allowing ionic flow through it from plate to plate. If that plate separation is compromised, and they make contact in a short circuit, or the electrolyte is lost and they heat up and melt together, a fire is inevitable as all the energy contained in the plates is now rapidly released at the short circuit, and expands as the area gets hotter, the components melt together and the electrolyte gasses off. Which leaves the only way it can be put out is to drown it with water to cool the components below explosion, BLEVE or LEL limits.
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  • Anti Federalist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:21 PM
    I'm moving my replies from the other thread to here: Here's an updated flier for first responders dealing with an EV fire/crash from DOT dated 2014 http://www.nhtsa.gov/staticfiles/nvs/pdf/811575-InterimGuideHEV-HV-Batt_LawEnforce-EMS-FireDept-v2.pdf While they note that damaged or burning battery packs may contain residual high voltages and leads and cables are to be avoided, the best and only solution seems to be "surround and drown".
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  • Anti Federalist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:05 PM
    Here's an updated flier for first responders dealing with an EV fire/crash from DOT dated 2014 http://www.nhtsa.gov/staticfiles/nvs/pdf/811575-InterimGuideHEV-HV-Batt_LawEnforce-EMS-FireDept-v2.pdf While they note that damaged or burning battery packs may contain residual high voltages and leads and cables are to be avoided, the best and only solution seems to be "surround and drown". A "B" class extinguisher could be used to knock down visible flames long enough to extract or rescue occupants, but without massive amounts of water to cool and stop a thermal runaway, your only other choice is to retreat, isolate and let it burn. Apparently these batteries are not too different from lead acid batteries, in that they have plates, screens and spacers all wrapped around one another and submerged in an electrolyte solution. Rupture and short circuiting of these plates during charging or in crash, causes electrolyte boiling, offgassing then explosion and fire.
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  • Anti Federalist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:06 PM
    In one fire, more smoke, soot, particulate matter and toxic gases were emitted than 100,000 standard ICE Honda Civics driving 100,000 miles each.
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  • Anti Federalist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:03 PM
    Damn near. Lithium ion thermal runaway.
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  • Anti Federalist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:47 PM
    I'm guessing the ages. And we wonder why they call us the Great Satan. https://twitter.com/DistortedLinds/status/1383639339398139905 Shock Video: Children Being Paraded Across The Stage Urging Them To Pose For Cash At A Los Angeles Drag Club In The Middle Of The Night https://defiantamerica.com/shock-video-children-being-paraded-across-the-stage-urging-them-to-pose-for-cash-at-a-los-angeles-drag-club-in-the-middle-of-the-night/
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  • tod evans's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:27 PM
    Softwood is a different market than hardwood. I buy hardwood and finish grade plywood wholesale and have for decades, they're up but up in line with cost of living. "Baltic Birch" is a commodity that I keep up on because I buy quite a bit of it, it's a Russian import, it's up about $1.25 per sheet from last summer whereas OSB made domestically is almost triple. (I don't buy OSB wholesale) The tariffs did more to increase the cost of Baltic Birch than anything over the last several decades. Domestic hardwood is still pretty stable and so are South American and African hardwoods.
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    Yesterday, 06:15 PM
    On April 24, 2017, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said his agency will impose new anti-subsidy tariffs averaging 20 percent on Canadian softwood lumber imports, a move that escalates a long-running trade dispute between the two countries. Commerce Department Cuts Lumber Tariffs from 20% to 9%
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    Yesterday, 05:05 PM
    Were they in the back seat fiddling with each other?
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  • Anti Federalist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:52 PM
    Facemasks in the COVID-19 era: A health hypothesis https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7680614/ Med Hypotheses. 2021 Jan; 146: 110411. Published online 2020 Nov 22 doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2020.110411 PMCID: PMC7680614 PMID: 33303303 Baruch Vainshelboim
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  • Anti Federalist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:34 PM
    Tesla Car With No One In The Front Seats Crashes And Bursts Into Flames, Kill Both Passengers While Self Driving https://vidmax.com/video/203801-tesla-car-with-no-one-in-the-front-seats-crashes-and-bursts-into-flames-kill-both-passangers-while-self-driving Two men died after a Tesla (TSLA.O) vehicle, which was believed to be operating without anyone in the driver's seat, crashed into a tree on Saturday night north of Houston, authorities said. “There was no one in the driver’s seat," Sgt. Cinthya Umanzor of the Harris County Constable Precinct 4 said. The 2019 Tesla Model S was traveling at a high rate of speed, when it failed to negotiate a curve and went off the roadway, crashing to a tree and bursting into flames, local television station KHOU-TV said.
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  • Anti Federalist's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:08 PM
    I know it's fallen out of favor amongst the leftarians, the "Let's all hold hands and sing Kum-bye-Ya" crowd and Christian New World Order folks, but I still maintain that the level of courage shown by those men 246 years ago is stunning, heroic and worthy of honor and celebration and the nation they created worthy of defense and re-invigoration. In the face of tyranny, and in armed opposition to the largest and most powerful army in the world at that time, while in the midst of a smallpox epidemic that killed one out three who caught it, brought about a nation with a guiding principle so radical that to this day, it's not fully understood: The idea that government exists for only one reason: to protect the rights of the individual. The concept that government can only exercise the power to protect those rights with the consent of the governed. And that when government becomes destructive and hostile to those prime directives, the people have the right to alter, separate from or abolish that government, using whatever force is needed to accomplish that goal.
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