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by Plate Cap
Sat May 12, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Are You Happy In Michigan?
Replies: 25
Views: 2153

Re: Are You Happy In Michigan?

I once hit all 50 states in 18 months on a project; earlier in my career I traveled quite a bit. Like Hank Snow, "I've Been Everywhere". Every area has pros and cons, from weather to politics to natural disaster exposure to population to terrain and other natural features. I could go on with comment...
by Plate Cap
Sat May 12, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: NOAA weather radio increasingly becoming a laughing stock
Replies: 25
Views: 3191

Re: NOAA weather radio increasingly becoming a laughing stock

Try.....just TRY.....for a moment......remove yourselves from the naturally divisive thinking here on the board and see the point. You are all missing it. I'm not trying to 'sell' the NWS or their weather broadcasts.....it could be anything.....ice cream bells ringing.....polka music.....police disp...
by Plate Cap
Sat May 12, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: NOAA weather radio increasingly becoming a laughing stock
Replies: 25
Views: 3191

Re: NOAA weather radio increasingly becoming a laughing stock

Before you accuse others of being ignorant, please don't display your own ignorance on this subject as this is simply untrue. 65% of all Americans have broadband internet via DSL, cable, or satellite (source: Pew Research Center 2018), and the overwhelming majority of those also have wifi set up. S...
by Plate Cap
Sat May 12, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Let's Break for Commercials
Topic: MyPillow / HurryCane
Replies: 7
Views: 1617

Re: MyPillow / HurryCane

I bought 'two' by buying one, so I fell for it, but overall, they are not a bad pillow. Probably the best I've used.

I mean, they didn't change my life or anything, but they are pretty comfortable.
by Plate Cap
Sat May 12, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Network & Syndicated Radio and TV
Topic: Cancelled Shows 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 2265

Re: Cancelled Shows 2018

Holy Cow......none of those....not a single one....have I seen nor even heard of.

Too many other viewing choices out there with the limited time I choose to waste watching TV.
by Plate Cap
Fri May 11, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: NOAA weather radio increasingly becoming a laughing stock
Replies: 25
Views: 3191

Re: NOAA weather radio increasingly becoming a laughing stock

TC Talks wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 8:33 am


I say dump the entire radio network in lieu of more efficient technology.
I guess that pretty much makes my point.

You'll have to get together with my neighbor and plan the shutdown of the marine radio system as well.
by Plate Cap
Thu May 10, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: The Stupid Criminals Thread
Replies: 2
Views: 644

Re: The Stupid Criminals Thread

Obviously a case of a minority party being harassed by the police.

Time for a lawsuit. He's a good boy with a promising future.
by Plate Cap
Thu May 10, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: NOAA weather radio increasingly becoming a laughing stock
Replies: 25
Views: 3191

Re: NOAA weather radio increasingly becoming a laughing stock

I am a weather spotter and get my notifications via text, robocall or email. Unfortunately, the only exposure the non-technical have to wireless communications is their trusty "cell". As they wave their beloved I-don't-know-much phone in the air, they feel it obviates and eliminates any other means...
by Plate Cap
Wed May 09, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Name The Beer
Replies: 852
Views: 176118

Re: Name The Beer

Domestic beer is sold by the case at The Beer Store. The Beer Store is a privately owned near monopoly. We make a couple of trips to SSM, Ontario a year for Canadian-only stuff....Miss Vickie's chips, various chocolate products not sold here, etc. I like Molson XXX....went into 'The Beer Store' the...
by Plate Cap
Tue May 08, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Can there be another Detroit sports station?
Replies: 42
Views: 5929

Re: Can there be another Detroit sports station?

Vic Doucette wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 1:54 pm
:lol: Cowboy is the ONLY person who could make it work.
Let's watch him comment with one of his new screen names with an April 2018 sign up date, low post number, and signature acerbic commentary.

Easy to spot as Spring's first robin.
by Plate Cap
Mon May 07, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Name The Beer
Replies: 852
Views: 176118

Re: Name The Beer

Do you shop at a beer store that sells a large variety of single beers? You come up with some really interesting stuff.
by Plate Cap
Sun May 06, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Name The Beer
Replies: 852
Views: 176118

Re: Name The Beer

You would need several of those to get through that article in the paper.

I'm no fan of the attitude, speeches, or performance of Donald Trump, but Brown is several orders of magnitude worse.
by Plate Cap
Sat May 05, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: LMFAO at Kmart!!!!
Replies: 245
Views: 40518

Re: LMFAO at Kmart!!!!

In a bit of potential irony Sam Walton’s entire Wal-Mart strategy in the 90’s was based on walking into Kmart in the late 80’s and deciding he wanted to do what they did only better... shortly after that Wal-Mart overtook Kmart as the largest discounter and Sears as the largest retailer and the res...
by Plate Cap
Fri May 04, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: LMFAO at Kmart!!!!
Replies: 245
Views: 40518

Re: LMFAO at Kmart!!!!

Interesting. Kmart apparently is doing the best it can, given the way people shop and the competition from Wal-Mart and others. With the benefit of seeing past history, some changes could have been made to make the stores more contemporary and appeal to younger shoppers. I'm not sure any of that wou...
by Plate Cap
Thu May 03, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Add Another To The List
Replies: 217
Views: 67433

Re: Add Another To The List

Ah yes. Exit 62. That's before the thread became derailed by class warfare. I thought that was a Communist goal? Divide, conquer, etc. Trying to incite divisiveness? I thought I was helping out. Damn. Screwed up again. But I guess I did give you a chance to label a discussion as 'warfare', so I gue...
by Plate Cap
Thu May 03, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Add Another To The List
Replies: 217
Views: 67433

Re: Add Another To The List

My brief experiences in the environment of the unions gave me the opinion that "millwright" was where they put someone who REALLY didn't have any skills to speak of, but somehow was to still be kept under the 'blanket' of a union position. Not smart enough to be a plumber or an electrician, not trai...
by Plate Cap
Wed May 02, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Add Another To The List
Replies: 217
Views: 67433

Re: Add Another To The List

Plenty of working class folks are earning far in excess of what could gain them entry to the middle class, but they're proud of what they are and have no aspirations to be middle class. Pure semantics designed to create some sort of false role or justify / honorize a position. There are no black li...
by Plate Cap
Wed May 02, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Add Another To The List
Replies: 217
Views: 67433

Re: Add Another To The List

Working class is a state of mind. It's about the dignity in working for a living. It's carrying a lunch box. It's getting one's hands dirty. Your 'state of mind' errs in the fact you have not seen the world from another position. You chose in your life to risk nothing. I surmise you did not pay for...
by Plate Cap
Tue May 01, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Add Another To The List
Replies: 217
Views: 67433

Re: Add Another To The List

You don’t really get what I’m saying evidently... I'm sure he gets it, but The Good Comrade could not resist the opportunity to try and slip in there the Party line that the "working class" is different from the middle class. Let's ask someone from the equatorial Africa region if a guy with a conti...
by Plate Cap
Tue May 01, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WCMU
Replies: 43
Views: 5793

Re: WCMU

I'm sure some of you folks commenting here on what a raw deal it was that they cashed out have donated to the stations over the years. Although I watched very little PBS, I have not donated, so I cannot comment in that regard. But, the bottom line is the same old mantra that I keep singing here: Vie...