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Re: What next?!
« Reply #930 on: January 10, 2020, 09:39:55 AM »
That's too bad.  They eat lots of squitos too.


I'd see many of them at dusk come out while sitting out on the deck, and they'll continually be swooping overhead. Haven't seen that the last two years here.  :undecided:

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Re: What next?!
« Reply #931 on: January 10, 2020, 10:25:43 AM »
Bats have lived above the attic and under the soffit at our house since we moved there 35 years ago. They even found a way back in when we remodeled a decade or so back. About dusk every night during the summer you could hear them squeaking & scratching around ready to come out. There was a bunch of them. Heard and saw only one bat one night this past summer. Sad deal.   
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« Reply #932 on: January 10, 2020, 10:29:03 AM »
Bats have lived above the attic and under the soffit at our house since we moved there 35 years ago. They even found a way back in when we remodeled a decade or so back. About dusk every night during the summer you could hear them squeaking & scratching around ready to come out. There was a bunch of them. Heard and saw only one bat one night this past summer. Sad deal.

Sure it wasn't smurfs heading out for beer?  :confused:

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Re: What next?!
« Reply #933 on: January 10, 2020, 03:27:34 PM »
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Re: What next?!
« Reply #937 on: January 12, 2020, 04:48:05 PM »
Then they need to buy a modern low water toilet.   The ones I have flush just fine... :moon: :moon: :moon: :moon: :moon:

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« Reply #938 on: January 12, 2020, 05:11:45 PM »
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« Reply #939 on: January 12, 2020, 08:58:51 PM »
Then they need to buy a modern low water toilet.   The ones I have flush just fine... :moon: :moon: :moon: :moon: :moon:

Just sayin'...Guys that did the sewers here said those are the worst things there are. Not enough water to flush it out lines far enough, can clog things up. Sure they know what they're talking about; they get to see it up close every day.  :puke: People that come up with these great ideas and design things never see the final outcomes. Just like the geniuses that designed and built that certain engine with aluminum blocks, steel heads, and lousy cooling systems, and put it in recycled metal bodies. Lightweight! Saves gas! Uses less power! Until the thing rusted out 3 weeks later, if the engine didn't warp and blow first. Ever see a Chebby Vega  around?
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Re: What next?!
« Reply #940 on: January 12, 2020, 09:07:18 PM »
I've got 2 of those low water flush toilets. think they use 3 gals of water and never had an issue. had them for 15 years. the claim is you can flush 20 golf balls... however i'm not trying that.

just saying... I got them for 2 reasons......saves on water and they are a handicap type stool, easier on us old folks!!! man you sure can tell the difference.

we also put them in the union hall bout 5 years ago and no issues there either and when the apprentices are there, there's a lot of flushing.
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Re: What next?!
« Reply #941 on: January 13, 2020, 07:41:02 AM »
I thought smurfs sat on hollow stumps?  Yer buddy Trump says flush away!  :confused:
Make yer own low flush by putting 2 bricks in tank to displace water.
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Re: What next?!
« Reply #943 on: January 13, 2020, 08:42:06 AM »
Now you can watch the action up close...... :rolleyes:


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Re: What next?!
« Reply #944 on: January 13, 2020, 01:09:38 PM »
Minnesota court rejects two major permits for PolyMet mine

January 13, 2020

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The Minnesota Court of Appeals has rejected two of the most important permits for the planned PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota in a major victory for environmentalists.


A three-judge panel ruled Monday that the state Department of Natural Resources erred when it declined to order a proceeding known as a "contested case hearing" to gather more information on the potential environmental impacts of the project.


So the court sent the dispute back to the DNR with orders to conduct the hearing. At issue were PolyMet's permit to mine and its dam safety permits.

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Re: What next?!
« Reply #945 on: January 13, 2020, 01:33:56 PM »
Minnesota court rejects two major permits for PolyMet mine

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The Minnesota Court of Appeals has rejected two of the most important permits for the planned PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota in a major victory for environmentalists.

A three-judge panel ruled Monday that the state Department of Natural Resources erred when it declined to order a proceeding known as a "contested case hearing" to gather more information on the potential environmental impacts of the project.

So the court sent the dispute back to the DNR with orders to conduct the hearing. At issue were PolyMet's permit to mine and its dam safety permits.

There isn't an issue facing the state that has me more conflicted.

On one hand, I know what the jobs mean to the region.  On the other hand, I've seen how some big companies do the minimum to protect the environment.  Further, laws and rules in place now to protect the environment can be relaxed later.  I'd be just sick if there was some sort of environmental accident that adversely affected the BWCA.

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Re: What next?!
« Reply #946 on: January 13, 2020, 01:36:11 PM »
And once it happens, you can't ever take it back or change it.......I have to side with the environs on this one. Sometimes you just have to leave certain things alone.

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Re: What next?!
« Reply #947 on: January 13, 2020, 01:59:06 PM »
well that sucks..................................
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Re: What next?!
« Reply #948 on: January 13, 2020, 03:19:13 PM »
I wonder when they are going to make US Steel clean up that tailings pond that has been spewing sulfate into the ground and Lake Vermilion (via the Dark River, as I recall) for years at levels far above what their permit allows.   

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« Reply #949 on: January 13, 2020, 03:39:04 PM »
I wonder when they are going to make US Steel clean up that tailings pond that has been spewing sulfate into the ground and Lake Vermilion (via the Dark River, as I recall) for years at levels far above what their permit allows.   
I don't know, you tell us???
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« Reply #950 on: January 13, 2020, 08:33:39 PM »
I wonder when they are going to make US Steel clean up that tailings pond that has been spewing sulfate into the ground and Lake Vermilion (via the Dark River, as I recall) for years at levels far above what their permit allows.   
I don't know, you tell us???

My guess is never.  Too busy with the new guys to deal with the old guys. 

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Re: What next?!
« Reply #951 on: January 14, 2020, 06:54:57 AM »
Just the enviros being a pain. Doesn't matter they are going to fight it no matter what. All the while playing on their smart phones. To me they are just hipocrits. One thing to try and protect the environment. Another thing to just fight everything.
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« Reply #952 on: January 14, 2020, 09:45:27 AM »
That's cuz they're too busy fighting for all the just causes they manage to make up.
Only one I'm really against is all the Frac sand mining. Big River magazine that I subscribe to has monthly excellent articles and in depth reports on that.....and I'm behind 'em all the way. Fracking creates some huge, nasty issues. That's why the big ones (Frac companies) finally pulled out of  this area. (One anyway)

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Re: What next?!
« Reply #953 on: January 14, 2020, 11:06:06 AM »
Then they need to buy a modern low water toilet.   The ones I have flush just fine... :moon: :moon: :moon: :moon: :moon:
hey reb you old fart(me too) yes I remember the vega issue,I thought it was aluminum block and steel bolts that f'd that engine,and remember the 1st energy crunch,gas shortages and such,then GM converted the gas 350 V-8 eng to diesel that was a turd....Now all the gm engines are alum blocks to handle ethanol so far so good I think?

Just sayin'...Guys that did the sewers here said those are the worst things there are. Not enough water to flush it out lines far enough, can clog things up. Sure they know what they're talking about; they get to see it up close every day.  :puke: People that come up with these great ideas and design things never see the final outcomes. Just like the geniuses that designed and built that certain engine with aluminum blocks, steel heads, and lousy cooling systems, and put it in recycled metal bodies. Lightweight! Saves gas! Uses less power! Until the thing rusted out 3 weeks later, if the engine didn't warp and blow first. Ever see a Chebby Vega  around?

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« Reply #954 on: January 14, 2020, 12:23:08 PM »
The line I heard about Vegas was that they were made of compressed rust.   

As for sewers, if you run the dishwasher, shower, run the washing machine, flush occasionally when urinating, seems unlikely to cause a problem.  Oh and get plenty of fiber. 

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« Reply #955 on: January 14, 2020, 12:27:04 PM »
Better ask Norton to confirm that................... ;)

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« Reply #956 on: January 14, 2020, 05:42:02 PM »
Minnesotans are drinking water contaminated by nitrates


January 14, 2020

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Years of unchecked agricultural pollution has led Minnesotans to drink tap water contaminated with unsafe levels of nitrate, a chemical linked to different types of cancer and other serious health problems.

According to the Star Tribune, an environmental group says Minnesota is on "the brink of a public health crisis."

As a result, Minnesota is implementing the Groundwater Protection Rule.

It prohibits applying commercial nitrogen fertilizer in drinking water supply management areas that already have elevated nitrate levels.

The rule also establishes a new enforcement program encouraging farmers to adopt greener and safer practices.

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« Reply #957 on: January 14, 2020, 05:45:24 PM »
Snowplow drivers set to strike Wednesday in St. Louis County/Duluth

January 14, 2020


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DULUTH, Minn. (AP) -- Union snowplow drivers in Duluth are set to strike Wednesday in northeastern Minnesota's St. Louis County as snow moves into the area.


Teamsters Local 320 posted on Facebook that union negotiators and members decided to engage in a county-wide work stoppage.


The local's chief negotiator posted that the strike will begin at 7 a.m. Wednesday. Union members voted overwhelmingly on Saturday to reject the county's final contract offer.

The drivers could have gone on strike as early as Tuesday. County officials have a contingency plan to keep roads plowed.

The union plans mobile pickets to follow Public Works vehicles that aren't driven by Teamsters.

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« Reply #958 on: January 14, 2020, 06:54:32 PM »
I wonder if smurfy will cross the picket line...

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« Reply #959 on: January 14, 2020, 07:01:14 PM »
I wonder if smurfy will cross the picket line...
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