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by Ben Zonia
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri - U.S. and World
Topic: The End Of Mom And Pop Business?
Replies: 30
Views: 388

Re: The End Of Mom And Pop Business?

So much for those "Community Bong" franchises these guys here bought in to.
by Ben Zonia
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Political Potpourri - U.S. and World
Topic: The End Of Mom And Pop Business?
Replies: 30
Views: 388

The End Of Mom And Pop Business?

Will the big corporations use this crisis to try to take over everything and put Mom and Pop out of business? How long can small business loans and bailouts sustain them compared to business which is highly capitalized?
by Ben Zonia
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: y'think this might be true? (AM DX)
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: y'think this might be true? (AM DX)

The reason K-Love, Smile, and others have so many transmitters and translators is they are generally very low power compared to stations in major cities like Detroit. Now that K-Love has full market signals in New York City, Chicago, and Detroit, they should sell their translators and low power stat...
by Ben Zonia
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: Wifi Slow Down Due To Increased Home Use
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Wifi Slow Down Due To Increased Home Use

There has been a noticeable reduction in internet speeds due to stay home orders, and particularly children home from school. In order to use less bandwidth: Stay off of smart phones as much as possible. Use your radio instead of streaming. Use off air TV instead of cable and streaming. Play records...
by Ben Zonia
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Engineering & DX'ing
Topic: y'think this might be true? (AM DX)
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: y'think this might be true? (AM DX)

I've often wondered if the reason why all these interfering stations on AM (including IBOC sidebands), FM (including IBOC sidebands), and TV (UHF and digital cliff limitations) are to limit service areas to a very short distance, to prevent people from knowing about chaotic events happening in neigh...
by Ben Zonia
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: Even a longtime QLine rider says the service is TERRIBLE and GETTING PROGRESSIVELY WORSE!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 670

Re: Even a longtime QLine rider says the service is TERRIBLE and GETTING PROGRESSIVELY WORSE!!!

The automobile, dependable, controllable, relatively safe and fast, personal transportation, and the post WW II boom it fueled were what made America what it was. , Walking, bicycling, and mass transportation are filled with many problems. Naive Renaissancers don't realize that they are the prey for...
by Ben Zonia
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: School's Out Forever
Replies: 0
Views: 64

School's Out Forever

Whitmer cancels the rest of the school year. Watch out for giddy kids out spreading the virus.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcVEhtojXlc
by Ben Zonia
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri - U.S. and World
Topic: Are People In Line For Testing...
Replies: 12
Views: 185

Re: Are People In Line For Testing...

Are People In Line For Testing infecting uninfected people waiting in line for testing? Maybe? Why get tested unless you have symptoms or have been in contact with someone that has tested positive? I'm seriously not sure why this is a relevant question. Maybe hypochondriacs are at risk, but I don't...
by Ben Zonia
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Chatterbox
Topic: First robin sighting
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Re: First robin sighting

I saw a whole flock of them nesting in a tree about a month ago. Maybe it's warmer somewhere near there where they stay when it's cold.
by Ben Zonia
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri - Michigan
Topic: Why Isn't Michigan Delaying The STATE Income Tax Deadline From April 15?
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: Why Isn't Michigan Delaying The STATE Income Tax Deadline From April 15?

Considering our state taxes pull data elements from our federal taxes, shouldn't a federal extension equate to a state extension? Normally it is. My accountant said that for a State Tax Extension, the Federal 4868 flling covered it. I think the City Income Tax Deadline is April 30. Has that changed...
by Ben Zonia
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri - U.S. and World
Topic: Remember To Tip At Least Modestly For Take Out Orders
Replies: 0
Views: 35

Remember To Tip At Least Modestly For Take Out Orders

While take out orders are not as labor intensive as in restaurant meals, remember to tip at least a modest amount for take out orders and the full amount for delivery orders.
by Ben Zonia
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri - Michigan
Topic: Why Isn't Michigan Delaying The STATE Income Tax Deadline From April 15?
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Why Isn't Michigan Delaying The STATE Income Tax Deadline From April 15?

Why are they dragging their feet on this? They say they are considering it. Why not acting?

All you have to do is file for an extension, and pay your expected amount due by April 15, 2020, but why require that? People have more important issues now.
by Ben Zonia
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri - U.S. and World
Topic: Are People In Line For Testing...
Replies: 12
Views: 185

Are People In Line For Testing...

Are People In Line For Testing infecting uninfected people waiting in line for testing?
by Ben Zonia
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Music Musings
Topic: Songs About Getting Used To Home Cooking
Replies: 9
Views: 221

Re: Songs About Getting Used To Home Cooking

Mashed Potato Time-Dee Dee Sharp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51eJ3-h86JQ

If you still have a potato masher, you can actually mash the potatoes, and not get the premashed ones. The packaged garlic mashed potatoes are good though.
by Ben Zonia
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: The Stadium
Topic: Idea For Michigan Sports Radio Stations During Quarantine
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Idea For Michigan Sports Radio Stations During Quarantine

Some networks are airing classic PBP games during airshafts normally devoted to live sports PBP. We have in Michigan a Michigan Football Radio Archivist who recorded all or virtually all Michigan Football games from the Bob Ufer on WPAG only era to at least the recent past. Why not lease rights to t...