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Old 07-07-2015, 11:22 AM   #22681
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But if you trust each other, why would you even question?

You're creating a solution to a problem that shouldn't exist.
I realize I'm not a great example now that I'm divorced, but we lived together for 3 years before getting married. Never had money issues and just continued it when we were married since she was self-employed.

But the separate accounts have nothing to do with the recent divorce.
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Old 07-07-2015, 01:15 PM   #22682
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since this thread is about *****, have you all ever heard the term "biffin's bridge"?
'Taint called biffin in my book.
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Old 07-07-2015, 01:47 PM   #22683
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I see it can working both ways. For us, it simplifies things by keeping things separate. Before we were married, both of us worked, she bought her feminine ****, and I bought my manly ****. When we got married, we left existing accounts in place and opened joint accounts for all the recurring bills and savings goals. She still gets to buy her feminine **** on her accounts, and I buy my manly **** on my accounts. Bills get paid, and the world keeps spinning.

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Old 07-07-2015, 05:14 PM   #22684
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Does anyone here see anything obviously suspicious about the project described in the article below?
Portland Just Installed Water Pipes That Generate Electricity!

<a href="http://themindunleashed.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/water-pipes.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://themindunleashed.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/water-pipes.jpg" style="height:525px; width:700px" title="water pipes" /></a></p><p>Lucid Energy, a Portland-based energy company, has come up with a brilliant idea to harness electricity from the water that flows through a city&rsquo;s pipes. Small turbines are installed into the pipes which send the energy collected from the flowing water into a power generator.</p><p><em>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s pretty rare to find a new source of energy where there&rsquo;s no environmental impact. But this is inside a pipe, so no fish or endangered species are impacted. That&rsquo;s what&rsquo;s exciting</em>,&rdquo; Gregg Semler, CEO of Lucid Energy, said in a statement.</p><p><em>&ldquo;We have a project in Riverside, California, where they&rsquo;re using it to power streetlights at night. During the day, when electricity prices are high, they can use it to offset some of their operating costs,</em>&rdquo; Semler says.</p><p>Lucid&rsquo;s new power-generating pipes have recently been installed in Portland, where they are powering many different public spaces throughout the city. This is even more efficient than many other renewable forms of energy because these pipes can harness electricity 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, in any weather.</p><p><a href="http://cdn11.trueactivist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/portlands-new-pipes1.jpg"><img alt="portlands-new-pipes1" src="http://cdn11.trueactivist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/portlands-new-pipes1.jpg" style="height:259px; width:730px" /></a></p><p></p><p><em>&ldquo;We made electrical infrastructure really smart over the last 20 to 25 years, but the same hasn&rsquo;t happened </em>in water<em>. They didn&rsquo;t really know that the pipe burst until somebody from UCLA called. Our pipe can get indicators </em>like<em> pressure, a leading indicator for whether a pipe is leaking or not. So before it bursts and before we waste all the water, there are onboard information systems that water agencies can get to more precisely manage their infrastructure</em>,&rdquo; Semler said.</p><p>Sensors in the pipe can even monitor the quality of the water to ensure that it is safe to drink.</p><p>Semler said that this technology could be even more useful in remote areas that are farther away from central power grids.</p><p><em>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s a great source of remote power. So in places outside the city that don&rsquo;t have an electrical grid, you&rsquo;re able to use the system to generate energy. There&rsquo;s a lot of energy in going into making sure we have safe clean drinking water. Our focus is really on helping water become more sustainable,</em>&rdquo; he said.</p><p><em>John Vibes writes for True Activist and is an author, researcher and investigative journalist who takes a special interest in the counter culture and the drug war. </em></p>



Source: Portland Just Installed Water Pipes That Generate Electricity! | True Activist

and reprinted here: Portland Just Installed Water Pipes That Generate Electricity! | The Mind Unleashed
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Old 07-07-2015, 05:29 PM   #22686
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Old 07-07-2015, 05:37 PM   #22687
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Does anyone here see anything obviously suspicious about the project described in the article below
I guess if you happen to install them at the end of a downhill run from a naturally fed reservoir it's possible. Hey that would be old technology so no longer sexy.

As most public water systems are a series of pumps and storage and gravity seems like a good deal for the supplier. Let's suck off power that the public has already paid for and sell back to them.

Suspicious? A little.

Surprising? Not so much.
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Old 07-07-2015, 05:41 PM   #22688
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. . . Unless the pressure is all naturally derived from potential energy (i.e. the source is substantially elevated, as in a reservoir in the surrounding mountains).




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Old 07-07-2015, 05:54 PM   #22689
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But that would only make sense if the gravity feed was creating more pressure than needed, which doesnt sound like a bad problem to have.
Plus, were now just talking about tiny scale hydroelectric. Why not just build a dam... OH WAIT THE TINY ANIMALS WILL DROWN.

The whole thing sounds silly.
Its like putting a wind turbine on top of your car in order to power the electrical system.
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Old 07-07-2015, 06:20 PM   #22690
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The whole thing sounds silly.
Its like putting a wind turbine on top of your car in order to power the electrical system.


Oh wait, you said "power the electrical system" as in grid I assume.
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Old 07-07-2015, 08:13 PM   #22691
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Which model porsche was this?
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Old 07-07-2015, 10:20 PM   #22692
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Deleted - because the "post" operation cut off 2/3 of my post and I don't feel like rewriting it.
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Old 07-07-2015, 10:22 PM   #22693
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Oh wait, you said "power the electrical system" as in grid I assume.
I meant like instead of the alternator, lol
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Which model porsche was this?
It's a fiberglass-bodied kitcar originally built on a shortened VW Beetle chassis. Specifically, it's a "359" which was made by a company called Classic Motor Carriages (now defunct) in Miami. It's not a replica of any one specific Porsche model, rather a sort of a mashup between a 50s-vintage 356 and an 80s-vintage 959.










The same company also offered a vehicle which almost looked like a Lamborghini Countach, built on top of a Pontiac Fiero.
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I meant like instead of the alternator, lol
Common in aircraft and air-deployed weapons systems. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ram_air_turbine
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I was fond of the part where there was a municipal water service but no power grid. Yeah, that happens. Power services are much more common than water services and far cheaper to build and extend.
Counter culture writer proves logic is still of no interest to the counter culture.

The only way something like this would ever make sense would be if one of the services was being provided free of charge (see: Joe Perez harvests heat and electricity for his apartment from unregulated building water services).
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Old 07-08-2015, 10:05 AM   #22697
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I'm not sure how I feel about this.
I didn't find 21 jump street to be very funny at all, and I really can't see those guys putting out a good Han Solo movie.
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The number of cars in my office parking lot with bald tires is too damn high.
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Old 07-08-2015, 10:40 AM   #22699
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The number of cars in my office parking lot with bald tires is too damn high.
I told our receptionist that for a few weeks:

"Your front tires are dangerously bald, you have two children, replace your tires. They are much more likely to get a puncture in there current condition."

"I don't have time."

"Tell your worthless husband to take care of it."


Last week she drives in on the space saver spare.
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Does anyone here see anything obviously suspicious about the project described in the article below?
I can't believe nobody mentioned that it requires the water to be running all day and night.

Through a radiator with a fan attached to it.

In an apartment in NYC.
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