Re: [MBZ] Soon to be Son-in-Law Thinks He Wants a Tacoma

2021-01-08 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
I am not pleased with the honda quality either. Had Acura and honda sedans that were buzzy. Strict need to service engines or they fail. I was looking at the Pilot in 2019. It was the right size for my needs, but quality, again, was just not there. Pricy and not any better than a 1986

Re: [MBZ] Soon to be Son-in-Law Thinks He Wants a Tacoma

2021-01-08 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
Sedan as hauler is a good thing. Best ever in my mind was the /8. Trunk went on for miles and the rear seat bottom and back remove easy. For a bit more room inside, the SDL was almost as roomy as a TD getting seats and bumpers back from the PnP. Got a Silverado driver door hauled 250 miles

Re: [MBZ] Soon to be Son-in-Law Thinks He Wants a Tacoma

2021-01-08 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
Trucks are just stupid expensive. Have been for years. #1 boy is interested in the work truck he is using. Company has contracted with decline in oil patch work, so there are many vehicles taking up space. He uses a ten year old crew cab that was formerly supervisor/manager ride, so it is

Re: [MBZ] Someone stole the catalytic converter so needs a catalytic converter and paint job

2021-01-07 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
I am still trying to figure out who is fencing the bikes stolen by the homeless. Who, in their right mind is purchasing the bike at all? There are massive mountains of cycles in various stages of decomposition in the junkie camps, and what sort of Humpty Dumpty Franken ride is getting paid

Re: [MBZ] Someone stole the catalytic converter so needs a catalytic converter and paint job

2021-01-07 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
Keep out of SEA. There has been a rash of converter theft, to the point the cops no longer respond, just tell you where to purchase another one. Next door neighbor’s prius has lost three since March. Takes all of 90 seconds, right out side his bedroom window in front of the house. First

Re: [MBZ] Falling on Ice

2021-01-06 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
passes that need to be negotiated just 45 miles east on i-90. Nobody knows how to drive those either. Turns into semi-truck pinball game when snowing. Clay inter urinas et faeces nascimur > On Jan 6, 2021, at 12:12 PM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes > wrote: > > On 2021-01-06 16:07,

Re: [MBZ] Falling on Ice

2021-01-06 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
Given the options, I choose local climates where water does not freeze, ever. Where my wardrobe consists of tennis shorts, guayabera, a hat at a rakish angle, and light footwear. My current location has made this crystal clear to my mind. clay I have no pronouns please do not refer to

Re: [MBZ] Falling on Ice

2021-01-06 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
ote: > > Do they make those shoe spikes in my size, for walking in deep sunshine? > > > On Tue, Jan 5, 2021 at 7:25 PM Clay Monroe via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > >> The things are magically impactful. Some sort of thermal deployment >&g

Re: [MBZ] Falling on Ice

2021-01-05 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
The things are magically impactful. Some sort of thermal deployment system. The colder it gets, the harder the soles and the metal spikes fully deploy. Less cold and the traction devices retract into the softer bottom. I did try the strap on sort, but found them hard to mount and prone to

Re: [MBZ] Falling on Ice

2021-01-05 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
https://icebug.com/p/walkabout-m-bugrip-gtx-black Even in these I no longer have that confident stride. It is akin to walking my Dad out to the car after chemo. Little bitty baby step/shuffle clay I have no pronouns please do not refer

Re: [MBZ] Why Poos is a stupid idiot

2021-01-05 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
I took a spill yesterday. Today I learned that even if you clear and salt your driveway and it is very well below freezing, ice builds up. Who would have figured condensation at -18C? Three degree delta can make a tiny ice forest grow. Clay inter urinas et faeces nascimur > On Jan 5,

Re: [MBZ] How to remove seats with no power

2021-01-03 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
That may work. I always assume the door switch is non operational Clay inter urinas et faeces nascimur > On Jan 1, 2021, at 7:03 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes > wrote: > > Maybe I should get one of those small jumper packs with some jumper wires. > Actually with one of those could

Re: [MBZ] How to remove seats with no power

2021-01-01 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
I had a rig that attached to the spare Dewalt battery for the sawzall. Pull the wire harness and apply power to the proper posts to get a seat to rise, slide back or forward as needed. Otherwise (before I figured that one out) I had to use a 10mm on a swivel socket and extension while barking

Re: [MBZ] question for young investor

2021-01-01 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
Oddly he does not seem to hold onto things for all that long. SWMBA’s firm has sold him a number of client businesses. Bershire Hathaway holds on just long enough to squeeze the jelly from their eyes, slather it on toast, and then divests at a profit. Not small toys, but big boy products,

Re: [MBZ] Fuel prices

2020-12-31 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
ANS Crude Oil (12/16): $51.61 Brent Crude Oil: $51.38 WTI Crude Oil: : $48.28 Up from the mid $30 range of October. No idea what the local pump price is, since I have not driven since early summer. I do check TX fuel pricing, and it has risen by $0.20 since the election, to $1.63/gal #1 boy

Re: [MBZ] OT 2020: It could have been WORSE!

2020-12-31 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
Alaska has not yet recorded an influenza fatality. There may have been one reported case of infection last week. Completely unheard of clay Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rapidly promoted by mainstream media, which holds forth the

Re: [MBZ] OT 2020: It could have been WORSE!

2020-12-31 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
Well that has turned into a complete fail. San Antonio, TX is at 5C this morning. SEA is expecting severe winter storms for the coming week, an extension of the many cold and wet/snow storms since election day. ANC has had a very healthy snow pack over the past two months with a bunch more on

Re: [MBZ] OT - Redistribution of Wealth

2020-12-29 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
At least that allows the rest of us to see who the losers of the genetic lottery are. Self identify as dead end branch of the human species. They also tend to be the ones wandering the freeway at midnight prior to becoming attractant for Jaguars. There have yet to be images of Tri-Star cars

Re: [MBZ] OT - Redistribution of Wealth

2020-12-29 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
I am getting hints from people in the old country that there are attempts to repeal the laws of physics. They create an undue burden on the less fortunate. That is not equitable. Clay inter urinas et faeces nascimur > On Dec 29, 2020, at 9:09 AM, Rick Knoble via Mercedes > wrote: > >>

Re: [MBZ] OT - Redistribution of Wealth

2020-12-29 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
The longer I live, the more I am thinking that the people who actually do something worthwhile and have a clue are just too busy to waste their lives and passion being elected. The morons and ne’er do wells, on the other hand have nothing of value to contribute to the world and have the time

Re: [MBZ] OT - Redistribution of Wealth

2020-12-29 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
German Jews will remember that the same “laws” were enacted for their benefit. I read a story this morning about a church in Poland had been searching for it’s bell, taken by Nazis 75 years ago. It turned up in the Munster abby, where it has been held since 1945. It will eventually make it’s

Re: [MBZ] OT - Redistribution of Wealth

2020-12-29 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
What a loon! Time for somebody to head over to her abode and help themselves to her worldly goods while well armed. Be it garden tools or heavy weapons. This is the logical disconnect taking place between the ears of women elected to office https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvA49N8RQx0=263s

Re: [MBZ] Electric vehicles and wind power information

2020-12-27 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
AK is packed with the rare earth stuff. It was mined and refined vigorously during WWI and WWII. Nobody is mining it now. Since it is found with other things that are being mined, the ore (gold/platinum/copper) gets processed in Canada or in US, and the tailings/slag (which holds all those

Re: [MBZ] Only skinny dudes can have this

2020-12-24 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
Sadly, it all seems made of cheep chineesium, same as the current crop of cars Clay inter urinas et faeces nascimur > On Dec 24, 2020, at 8:43 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes > wrote: > > Once I get rid of this covid19 around my waist I could fit > >

Re: [MBZ] A quiz question for you

2020-12-22 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
A case could be made for a class action suit against local governments who engage in the practice of forcing landlords to be unable to evict. That smells very much of an illegal and unconstitutional takings. Federal crime which heads to the SCOTUS. It will take years to litigate, but that is

Re: [MBZ] OT: Vaccine tech

2020-12-22 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
Socialized will just create a bog of shoddy treatment centers to run out the meter on coverage. Better to have actuary pencil out numbers and then cause the expensive treatments mandated as riders to the main policy. You get the basic level of OsamasCare ACA lead, silver, gold. Pick the

Re: [MBZ] A quiz question for you

2020-12-22 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
It now falls on insurance companies to keep landlords whole. I am sure the rent free tenants are not keeping the residences in good condition. I could not find paying ones capable of maintaining the homes in livable conditions. Some Hebrew Lightning will descend from the heavens and cleanse

Re: [MBZ] OT Covids vax

2020-12-21 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
For months on end AK crowed about all the empty beds. It was some sort of virtue signal that capacity was wide open and beds were going begging. Now, there is not a spare bedpan or folding cot without people lined up for it. It is to the point that medivac to SEA is no longer happening,

Re: [MBZ] OT Covids vax

2020-12-20 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
Short term success in this plague is no measure of long term effectiveness. There are small victories that have not withstood the test of time. Kauai, HI shut itself off for seven months and now is being hard hit by infections. AK also thought it had a handle, but that early control was

Re: [MBZ] OT Covids vax

2020-12-19 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
Though there may be one or two credible article they publish, that is far outweighed by the preponderance of highly biased and corrupt reporting throughout their rag. As a person who subscribes and reads any of the legacy media broadsheets or magazines regularly will come to realize, there is

[MBZ] No worries pic

2020-12-19 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
Clay inter urinas et faeces nascimur ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com

Re: [MBZ] OT Vax fun

2020-12-18 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
t 3:18 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes > wrote: > > Clay Monroe via Mercedes writes: > >> AK has had 1 in 250 severe reactions to this inoculation. > > Is that among indigineous people or non-natives? > > Allan ___ http:/

Re: [MBZ] OT: Priority for receiving the vaccine

2020-12-18 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
GWN is scraping the dregs from the vials to gather a few more doses. Since it is not easy to store, I guess they are hoping to service enough before the thing goes off. There is also the trouble of not being able to get it to outlying villages before it goes off, since each case needs to get

Re: [MBZ] OT Vax fun

2020-12-18 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
AK has had 1 in 250 severe reactions to this inoculation. Not the astronomically comic 1 in a million the legacy media and Kool-Aid Corps tout. And this was in young and healthy population of medical workers. Not a million mile Benz, more akin to a soap box racer Clay inter urinas et

Re: [MBZ] OT: Statins

2020-12-18 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
It was sort of a running joke that Dad would outlive us all. He came from a mix of very hearty and very prone to heart disease stock. Had he taken after his mother’s side, he would have died before retirement. As it was, his father’s genetics tended toward outliving your mental capabilities.

Re: [MBZ] Jeremy Clarkson test drives a Tesla model X

2020-12-17 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
Very enjoyable. He has a baking series also. Clay inter urinas et faeces nascimur > On Dec 17, 2020, at 12:51 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes > wrote: > > "Man Lab" is another good James May show, its available on Amazon prime > video. Its not "Wuthering Heights" but a fun, light little

Re: [MBZ] OT: Statins

2020-12-17 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
Even if attention is paid, sometimes the medico fails to explain just what is going on. Dad had multiple visits to the poop scope folks, history of cancers, and all he knew was that there was a benign adenoma in his duodena. Procto-idiot just shared that, and let it fester. For years.

Re: [MBZ] A quiz question for you

2020-12-17 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
Drat! Same sort of thing at my home. I get bills bi-monthly for water/garbage. Last time I used water was 12/27/2019 in SEA. Got the bill for September and it shows massive water usage and $180 bill. Had my neighbor take a walk through to see if he found flowing water or anything out of

Re: [MBZ] OT: Statins

2020-12-17 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
Since I know how to cook and remain poor (in my mind, at least), I do not regularly partake of commercial food purveyors. I have noted that portion sizes have become Brobdingnagian recently. I made three meals out of the trip to a sit down place in 2019. As for fast food, I do get cravings

Re: [MBZ] OT: Statins

2020-12-17 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
Fresh baked bread and bacon drippings clay I have no pronouns please do not refer to me. > On Dec 17, 2020, at 12:19 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes > mailto:mercedes@okiebenz.com>> wrote: > > I remember hearing an interview with a foodie one time who mentioned being at > some fancy food

Re: [MBZ] 5g speeds

2020-12-15 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
Read the book as well. Same sort of short sighted hysteria that drives purchasing “health” foods and trend of the month eating fad. The marketing solution in search of a problem with gluten, keto, vegan, organic, fair trade, green and clean energy. Causes more problems and makes people ill.

Re: [MBZ] 5g speeds

2020-12-15 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
Wholeheartedly agree with that judgement. Clay inter urinas et faeces nascimur > On Dec 15, 2020, at 2:27 PM, Karl Wittnebel via Mercedes > wrote: > > There is no reason to buy a modern car either. ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] 5g speeds

2020-12-15 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
Just wait until spring when there are three or four to chose from. That way you will know which pokes are full of “features”. Try a cocktail of them all, just to be on the safe side. Want to make sure you get all the CCP goodness with the Heweee 5G routers, chemtrails, and Fang Bang side

Re: [MBZ] Latest addition to Okie Acres

2020-12-12 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
I have a nice 3500sqft lot in SEA that rings in at the same as this compound. Probably need to be looking much further south for depleted mining grounds on which to establish Rancho Clay clay I have no pronouns please do not refer to me. > On Dec 12, 2020, at 11:11 AM, Kaleb Striplin via

Re: [MBZ] Latest addition to Okie Acres

2020-12-12 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
Good purchase clay I have no pronouns please do not refer to me. > On Dec 12, 2020, at 10:32 AM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes > wrote: > > The vehicle below popped up this morning so I messaged the guy and went to > look at it. Supposedly ran with parked but won’t go into gear. When I

Re: [MBZ] Dash Cam Memory Cards

2020-12-12 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
Same. Back in the day, I would get old Flash PCMCIA cards from the bay of fleas, for use in my Newtons. The cards were near MTBF on read/write cycles, but the handheld was not going to tax them in any manner. Most came out of Cisco servers. Not a one failed me. There was usage in iPods,

Re: [MBZ] A Not So Good Stealership Service Experience With Der DoodleWagen

2020-12-11 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
Contact MBUSA and fill out the dealer assessment (they usually send you one). I made sure MBUSA knew of quality issues with work done at the stealer. Clay inter urinas et faeces nascimur > On Dec 11, 2020, at 3:40 PM, Kevin Kraly via Mercedes > wrote: > > Hello Benzers. Yesterday was

Re: [MBZ] Open your Wallet to fill up

2020-12-11 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
NYMEX Natural Gas: $2.57 Cook Inlet Natural Gas (9/15): $7.74 If the gas line would get built, all the North Slope gas would flow like water for pennies…. in to LNG ships hauling to Nippon and South Korea. Since the gas is VERBOTEN in Greenie Weenie land, no market there. Clay inter urinas

Re: [MBZ] Open your Wallet to fill up

2020-12-11 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
SEA had a healthy enough oil market that when BioD came along, there was a mass attempt to procure that market. That was the peak (2005?) and tanks have been yanked like dandelions from a putting green. No market in AK, as the stuff is solid at winter temps Clay inter urinas et faeces

[MBZ] Open your Wallet to fill up

2020-12-11 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
https://www.bloomberg.com/energy Barrel of oil is heading past $50 this week. That is a $10 rise since the end of October, when it was just barely in the mid to high $30’s. This is for delivery in late Jan/Feb 2021. That is speculating that all the

Re: [MBZ] Flying today

2020-12-07 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
With all the draconian mandates and the plague of rats/tattles, there should be absolutely no infections because everybody is masked up. Only place you could be infected would be your own home, except if the mandates demands you mask while in your own property boundaries as well. Anchorage

Re: [MBZ] Cars kill fish

2020-12-06 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
sooner - that is if you want to have >> salmon >>> to eat (as I do). Or, you could cover all the roads to keep the rain off >>> them. >>> >>> On Sat, Dec 5, 2020 at 4:12 PM Clay Monroe via Mercedes < >>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: >

Re: [MBZ] Cars kill fish

2020-12-06 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
-sequitur. They just need to > either find a different chemical to delay the inevitable hardening of the > rubber or let the tires dry rot sooner - that is if you want to have salmon > to eat (as I do). Or, you could cover all the roads to keep the rain off > them. > > On Sat, Dec 5, 2020

[MBZ] Three Flavors of Hydrogen?

2020-12-05 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/hydrogen-energy-alberta-ontario-1.5828216 I found this interesting. The cost of hydrogen for fuel is excessive if it really tries to have an impact on carbon emission.

[MBZ] Cars kill fish

2020-12-05 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/environment/tire-dust-is-killing-salmon/ Liberal hysteria runs rampant. Now being in a car is implicated in mass anadromous murder. So, we will not be allowed to

[MBZ] Remote Theft

2020-12-05 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
Yet another example of why a classic car is my choice for daily driving. Not that I am on the road much this year. https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/ibc-most-stolen-cars-list-1.5824794 clay “I think it’s time we

Re: [MBZ] OT: I love this bike

2020-12-04 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
Those things are expensive. SEA neighbor got one last Autumn. Loved riding it. WRD struck, his Priapus got the catastrophic converter swiped thrice this year, and some hobo absconded with is bike while he was at the park. Local SEA news channel had an in depth report on the illicit markets

Re: [MBZ] I can not believe how stupid people are -- now remote work

2020-12-04 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
Exact description of the Korean College exams that are being seated this week. Lots of complaints that the physical accommodations are horrid and impacts to future success are being damaged by Plexiglas panels, masking, cyber stalking recording and locked down computers. Not sure, sounds

Re: [MBZ] I can not believe how stupid people are -- now remote work

2020-12-04 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
Trousers For me it was home is where the trousers are not worn. Work required I look human and behave human. --- clay I turned my computer upside down and shook it, but the bookmark for what I'm looking for didn't fall out. > On Dec 4, 2020, at 8:29 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes >

Re: [MBZ] 1973 Mercedes-Benz,$7,000

2020-12-04 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
Totally wrong fog lamps. Not sure about the steering wheel, as that might have been a transition year from Bakelite to collapsable. The w115 240D should have had the mushy wheel clay I have no pronouns please do not refer to me. > On Dec 4, 2020, at 7:42 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via

Re: [MBZ] I can not believe how stupid people are

2020-12-04 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
Pink collar jobs in the legal field are all but gone. There used to be massive word processing, secretarial pools, paralegals and a host of desk occupants. Now the shyster has to do his own WP, support tasks and self help/care. If the firm is large enough, it has a central processing unit

Re: [MBZ] I can not believe how stupid people are

2020-12-04 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
For virtual work to function well will require a mass change to home architecture to include work cells for kids and office drones. In normal times social intercourse could be sustained in bars and dining spaces. The current plague is swiftly ridding the landscape of any business lunch or

Re: [MBZ] OT: $800 MacBook with iPhone CPU?

2020-12-03 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
App store has Parallels and other VM software, so probably able to run what you like. I am thinking that with ARM chips, once the OS goes native, that spells the death of hackintosh. Only able to run the OS on proprietary hardware on a chip. I did contemplate the 16” MacBook Pro, but wanted

Re: [MBZ] I can not believe how stupid people are

2020-12-03 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
It is a Tech worker from the left coast. Not a functional human in the manner of older tech workers who actually got into the nuts and bolts of code and physical hardware. This is a Lego programmer or drone who has no interest in knowing how “things” work, I am guessing, based on neighbors of

Re: [MBZ] OT new laptops

2020-12-01 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
Not that I am on the road with the current plague, but the MacBook traveled well, unlike toting the Mac Pro. Clay inter urinas et faeces nascimur > On Dec 1, 2020, at 9:47 AM, Jim Cathey via Mercedes > wrote: > >> maybe I'll get a desktop and try that again. > > Yeah, it's not too mobile.

Re: [MBZ] Actually worked on a Benz today

2020-11-30 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
Wracking my noggin for if I ever blocked the rad in Gump. Not that it got cold enough in SEA, but I did have issue with the fuel gelling while under way. Gallon of petrol solved that. Oddly, fuel would solidify about the time the cabin heat was just becoming noticeable. clay monroe 1974

Re: [MBZ] 1991 Mercedes 350SDL parts car - $2,500 (Pierson)

2020-11-23 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
The Bayou of Fleas has financial stake in CL. That should say it all Clay inter urinas et faeces nascimur > On Nov 23, 2020, at 9:09 AM, OK Don via Mercedes > wrote: > > How long did you think a free service would stay free with worldwide > coverage? That any of it is free is amazing.

Re: [MBZ] 1991 Mercedes 350SDL parts car - $2,500 (Pierson)

2020-11-23 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
The last two cars I put on CL required payment of their fee. Since the vehicles were in less than showroom condition, I chose to forgo listing as drivers and sold them as parts cars. There were bins of parts that did accompany them, so … parts car Clay inter urinas et faeces nascimur >

Re: [MBZ] OT Covids Vax

2020-11-23 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
Quantas requires certified proof of vaccine before you can fly. CCP wants you to get a verification QR code stamp so they are able to track your WRD travel. They are trying to peddle that to the rest of the world. As a means to streamline travel. Clay inter urinas et faeces nascimur > On

Re: [MBZ] 77 280E at C

2020-11-22 Thread clay monroe via Mercedes
Below freezing, more snow to shovel this morning. Only people on the road are the plows clay I have no pronouns please do not refer to me. > On Nov 21, 2020, at 9:40 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes > wrote: > > 60s here under cloudy skies. > > On Sat, Nov 21, 2020 at 1:37 PM Dan

Re: [MBZ] Random COVID question

2020-11-22 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
AK has to barge all its goods from outside. Article in this week’s daily rag reports that shipping costs are going up due to constrictions related to meeting mandates, wear and tear on employees, and PITA of access to docks. Lot of boats are moored at ports with no place to be. Added to

Re: [MBZ] Hitchhike?

2020-11-22 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
None of the big pharma are able to produce in quantities required to have statistically significant impact. UK was all excited about maybe using their 5 million doses, which could show up late spring 2021, to infect a couple million frail folks (two dose). Maybe when there are half a dozen

Re: [MBZ] Hitchhike?

2020-11-22 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
I have yet to hear how the AK snowbirds are going to survive. Most came back with their home on wheels, but will not be able to go south, since Canada will not open borders until next year. Either way, the provincial borders are shut for Yukon, BC, and NWT. Clay inter urinas et faeces

Re: [MBZ] OT: A Life Lesson

2020-11-15 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
SWMBA is a lawyer. She does not seem very enriched to herself, as she claims being deprived of man bits leads to less enriching. She seems more enriched than I am. I think her agitating for more enrichment of diverse populations of ambulance chasers could lead to enrichments at a much later

Re: [MBZ] OT: A Life Lesson

2020-11-14 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
So saddened to learn of her passing. Hard lesson to learn. My parents did as your wife had many years ago. Pretty much contactless process for those left to mourn. Clay inter urinas et faeces nascimur ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list

Re: [MBZ] [OT] GM recalling nearly 69,000 Bolt EVs for fire risks

2020-11-14 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
https://thecanadian.news/2020/11/14/the-sale-of-gasoline-vehicles-banned-in-2035-in-quebec/ That will require a bunch of coal. Or the construction of more nuke plants. And I seem to recall a few

Re: [MBZ] Mogday pic

2020-11-13 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
That looks like one of the blowers Oregon DOT was ridding themselves of years ago on the Bay of Fleas. Maybe it is the newer edition. Clay inter urinas et faeces nascimur > On Nov 13, 2020, at 7:51 AM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes > wrote: > > Or mouseday? > Sorry, all out of >

Re: [MBZ] I guess Clay can quit worrying about freezing rain...

2020-01-09 Thread clay monroe via Mercedes
Back in the day, the first house I purchased had storm windows I had to put up in Autumn and remove around Mother’s day. They did help with reducing heat leakage, even on the crap aluminum double paned stuff. clay > On Jan 9, 2020, at 6:50 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes > wrote: > > A

Re: [MBZ] I guess Clay can quit worrying about freezing rain...

2020-01-09 Thread clay monroe via Mercedes
Question on the driver exam is a multi guess of what are required items to have on hand to be allowed to live in AK. The correct answer is the one with duct tape. All manner of repairs are effectuated with duct tape here. Shoes, gloves, cars, even the requisite blue tarps are to be repaired

Re: [MBZ] I guess Clay can quit worrying about freezing rain...

2020-01-09 Thread clay monroe via Mercedes
I tried to snap a photo, but the cold just made my phone cranky clay > On Jan 8, 2020, at 11:59 AM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes > wrote: > > We need to see a photo of said frozen doodle. > > On Wed, Jan 8, 2020 at 3:32 PM Randy Bennell via Mercedes < > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: > >>

Re: [MBZ] I guess Clay can quit worrying about freezing rain...

2020-01-08 Thread clay monroe via Mercedes
This one has some problem solving abilities. There are level 4 brain teasers for dogs. He does half brute force and brain to get his treats. Too small to really brute force it. SWMBA took him to training, but nobody enforces it. Maybe if he was a trained up assistance dog, he would be

Re: [MBZ] I guess Clay can quit worrying about freezing rain...

2020-01-08 Thread clay monroe via Mercedes
The beast is a mid size doodle. It has “hair” or a pelt, not fur, according to SWMBA. It does know better than to go outside just for kicks. Potty breaks are pretty much out, drop it, and dash back in. It has not seemed worse for wear during walks. The dog does have two rain coats, as it

Re: [MBZ] Fw: Re: pizza oven talk

2020-01-08 Thread clay monroe via Mercedes
I do not think there is a vet close by. No wild pork on the hoof, but ample selection of ungulate and ursine road kill available in the area clay > On Jan 8, 2020, at 3:55 AM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes > wrote: > > It’s not a veterinarian clinic is it? > > --FT > Sent from iPhone >

Re: [MBZ] OT - Fun with Water Heaters

2020-01-01 Thread clay monroe via Mercedes
Seattle is going the way of banning single family zoning as well. They want density in the worst way, in hopes of ameliorating the extreme cost of shelter. Banning new homes over 2000 square feet, allowing three housing units per lot, banning NG in new construction and trying to claw back

Re: [MBZ] You think 123 prices are crazy?

2019-12-30 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
BaT that and hope some fools on the west coast find it. Big dollar sale for sure. Craig McCaw (cellular One) has a racing shop that restores vintage race cars. There is a really nice red 510 in the garage. The vintage asian cars are huge out there. I was attending an MBCA event in North

Re: [MBZ] Polizei

2019-12-30 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
He has a better haircut, a faster and newer car. My Polei could barely hit fast enough to engage the flux capacitor for time travel clay > On Dec 29, 2019, at 6:30 PM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes > wrote: > > Is that you, Clay? > > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8WwhfZ_FnI > >

Re: [MBZ] This weeks storm of the century

2019-12-30 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
I arrived near midnight to ANC, the snow had been falling for a bit over five days, temps dropping to -17c over the past week. This morning, temps were climbing to +2c, melting the compacted snow/ice tracks in the driveway. The longer I stay here, I am sure I will be able defeat winter

Re: [MBZ] OT: End of the Nuke Era in Switzerland

2019-12-27 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
Seattle is getting around 8 hours Anchorage the sun went up after 1014 and will be down and dark 1530. Most of that time is twilight. yeah, the YA vampire thing. It does get better, as the light will get above nightlite bright at almost 15 minutes a day. clay monroe > I turned my

Re: [MBZ] OT: End of the Nuke Era in Switzerland

2019-12-27 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
There is much discussion of how to power the tiny villages and such up there. Very few places are close enough to make sense putting out much power, as the cost to run wires is huge compared to how much demand for wattage there is. I think Kodiak has almost enough demand (powering three other

Re: [MBZ] OT: End of the Nuke Era in Switzerland

2019-12-27 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
It does seem silly to me to see the high end homes here plastered with solar panels (48th parallel) and plug in for the Tesla or Leaf parked in the driveway. I did learn that Seattle gets the same amount of insolation as Alaska (as a whole). Seattle gets light year round of the same effective

Re: [MBZ] OT: We talked about socks, how about blue jeans?

2019-12-27 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
I have not purchased in three years, so am not sure how much change to fabric has taken place. The trousers are made in a host of nations and I have found some plants do a poor job with QC. The Canadian made 501 shrinks are top quality, with thick material, sturdy stitching and tight button

Re: [MBZ] OT: End of the Nuke Era in Switzerland

2019-12-27 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
The fools in Alaska are getting heavy into wind and solar. Recent story about how one utility is making a giant investment in TESLA batteries to take over the short load bumps from their NG plant. CO2 reduction and all. Stupidity of an extreme degree, given that the state does not have a

Re: [MBZ] OT: We talked about socks, how about blue jeans?

2019-12-24 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
Since 1978 I have been using Levi’s 501 shrink to fit button fly. Had a minor error time with designer jeans for a year in 1980, then returned to Levi’s 501. There are four or five in rotation at a time. This gives them a lifetime wear of around 4 years. Best fit I have found for any

Re: [MBZ] Goodbye Polei?

2019-12-23 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
;> On 12/23/19 11:35 AM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes wrote: >>>> BUT he is in Chicago. >>>> >>>> >>>> >>>> On 23/12/2019 9:56 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes wrote: >>>>> The Boeing CEO has some spare time available now

Re: [MBZ] Goodbye Polei?

2019-12-23 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
. clay > On Dec 23, 2019, at 7:48 AM, Max Dillon via Mercedes > wrote: > > > Someone is getting a decent deal. > > Max Dillon > Charleston SC > > Dec 22, 2019 3:50:09 PM Clay Monroe via Mercedes : ___ http://www.okiebenz.com

Re: [MBZ] Gasser fuel injection cleaner

2019-12-23 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
My indy was big on having me run Techron through the gassers to clean up the injectors. Diesels were another story, but I think on the newer ones he was promoting some sort of injector cleaners. I like Marvel Mystery oil in the tank with each fuel up. May be a waste of cash, but the M117

[MBZ] Goodbye Polei?

2019-12-22 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
I am getting down to the wire with depleting the hoard. About the only stuff left for me to deal with on my own are the two cars and some old Apple/Mac computer promotional items. I have been spamming the few brave folks who over the summer removed the Benz items, but nobody has spare cash at

Re: [MBZ] Rust was:Re: W124 rear subframe

2019-12-22 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
Dry side and a wet side. The local SEA DOT will try to get trucks out to spray deicer on the main roads if they have a few days warning. Mild saline solution of some sort that keeps mostly exposed bridge deck from icing over if temps drop to 26f. Wet side tends to warm and wash away the snow

Re: [MBZ] OT - Gross Incompetence. (RANT)

2019-12-21 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
My view, over the past few decades of watching the tides, is that this is all an evolutionary process to cull the herd of debris. Policies have been enacted to discourage active procreation, and spin has been induced to confound the soft headed sorts to meander into non productive actions

Re: [MBZ] OT: End of the Nuke Era in Switzerland

2019-12-21 Thread Clay Monroe via Mercedes
Vlad is flipping the bird to the west with his gas emanations. He just flipped the switch on a massive gas pipeline to China a few days ago. Their demand, his supply, will result in increased prices for NG in NATO nations. Even the folks in AK are trying to ship CNG to our Sino buddies, as

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