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@MentORPHEUS casserole door for a batch box rocket mass heater - stupidly simple!. Cool stove. That Wheaton guy would be playing Magic the Gathering all stinky like on a Friday if he wasn't a stove hippy.
@destraht Usually spoken by people who don't own rural acreage (I do), or haven't seriously investigated hiring a goat service (I have) or looked into the operations side of the goat for hire business (I have.) Imagine some Karen you just met finds out you "do computers" and overhearing a novel and complex computing problem says, "You're going to be a joke until you just hire a Dell Advisor. Have you even heard of that, stoopid techie?" That's what these type of smug self righteous armchair solutions sound like to people who actually put time and muscle in to brush clearing on any scale.
@MentORPHEUS California is going to be a joke until they all start developing a taste for goat milk and meat. Any solution there needs an epic literal shit load of goats eating up weeds all of the way from Los Angeles to the North Bay. They won't do that, nor will they controlled burn enough. Texas won't continue making the same mistake without any progress.
California is damned and damnable because they insist on the running the country, jerking off to visionary Musk level hype about terraforming Mars, etc while they can't manage their own problems. They've painted themselves into a corner. Instead of herding goats and just letting people be they've instead turned it into prison hellscape. God is angry and he will burn you all and then let Moloch feast on your ashes, basically.
I tried to directly talk to you about the topic with a slight 2-word joke
I'm a jovial kind of guy too in a different context, but the politics and policies affecting the lives of literally millions of people isn't happy joy fuck around time for me. I'm debating in good faith here and assume others are too, therefore I am taking you at your word. Don't joke with me about it after abusing my trust.
obviously got triggered into an emotional response
Triggered perhaps, but not by emotion or abstract "can't detect subtle sarcasm online because people actually believe that" causes but repeated exposure to conservatives who use that category of response, namely (weather in specific place and time) = (climate), as if it's meaningful. On this serious note, the NOAA temp anomaly map for February will reflect these conditions, and I expect it to continue showing record highs in higher latitudes along with the cold currently reaching near the equator. This may prove to be a warming related phenomenon, like the polar vortex but not that.
don't learn how to do proper forest management.
I don't believe you've traveled around California, otherwise you wouldn't repeat this monumentally stupid trope.
Don't equate a natural unpredictable event that has never happened
As I said upthread, there was a major well freeze off episode in 2011. This was predictable, because it happened.
It's entirely plausible that pipe bursting cold events haven't been seen in generations, but consider that until 30 years ago, most homes had gravity furnaces that didn't need gas and electricity to work, and wood stoves going back far enough, making massive numbers of unheated houses during extreme cold snaps a counterintuitively recent phenomenon.
High likelihood all the money spent on winterizing will be fruitless.
Like I said, after the crisis is over, Texas can revisit the costs of winterizing equipment to a certain level of cold reliability and compare it to the damages of not having done it. They did this after 2011, and decided nah screw it, we'll bet on it not happening long enough to cause a disruption.
(forgot who said upthread about costs getting passed on to businesses and other ratepayers)
Of COURSE these costs would be paid by ratepayers. It's usually "Greedy corporations" that bring this up as if they're revealing a scam. Certainly conservatives don't believe in magic or government subsidy gibs in this case, do they? Costs being paid by the end users, in proportion to their use of the product, is healthy commerce. Price increases are painful, but they are a market and economic based, not "libtard" or ideological based phenomenon in action.
Notice how often, when people come in with a talking point blaming "the libs" and/or communism for something, it turns out to be quite capitalist and market based?
What are the odds that random commenter on Zerohedge that started this whole thing was some shill representing millions+ of interests in you looking away from them? Knowing that blaming "libtards" without explanation was all it would take to send you down a blind alley?
I don't know why you guys never seem to learn to learn to distrust that particular flavour no matter how many times the Zerohedges of the world spooge it into your mouths.
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Was going to mention those! Also look at rocket mass heaters, probably better for a sleeping space than commercial. This man is an absolute authority on them, look around for his website and youtube channel.
You are the only person not joking. We are all having a ball and you are upset you are not in on it.
Lousy cope when you are unable to respond to any question posed about your own claims. If you actually pre-planned this as a "The whole thing was a joke bro" trope, you would have had the sense not to pivot next to the "that's why nobody takes you seriously" game.
@TiberiusBravo87 Most of the time that comes up the people are absolutely not joking. The "making the other party look stupid by uttering something stupid" gambit is tricky in person and nigh impossible over text. What does the data in the map tell you about the viability of this "joke?"