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20 gallons

… and it took me only the better part of the year. When the world’s most spectacular Christmas present — a shiny new Honda Eu200i generator — landed on my doorstep last December, I rushed right out and bought four five-gallon gas cans to feed it. I bought those, and a cover, and some spare parts with an existing generator fund started by yet another kind friend. People are so good. I filled two cans right away with non-ethanol gas treated with Sta-Bil*. The other two cans were to be filled with much more durable avgas on the recommendation of…


Any deep thoughts on November 4?

You may have heard that Antifa and other such marginal groups as the Revolutionary Communist Party* are planning a big to-do on Saturday, November 4. This is no average street-violence to-do. No, this is the first day of the revolution. Or a civil war. Depending on which group’s doing the shouting. Or maybe just a day of (misnamed) anarchy. A number of conservative websites are crying alarm. We had some conversation about this over at Claire’s Cabal. One person was pretty apprehensive. A couple said they’d either be taking extra preps with them that day or would avoid urban areas…


Weekend links

  • The latest must-know development, if you want to be a proper social-justice pecksniff: Black people from Africa or the Caribbean … aren’t black.
  • Questions to ask the former Equifax CEO when he testifies before Congress this week. Aside from, “Would you like a last cigarette and a blindfold?”
  • In the future hotel rooms will know how you like to sleep. Hilton is already experimenting. Restful thought, eh?… 10 Comments
  • Friday links

  • No kidding. People who buy from legal cannabis stores make more visits to fast-food joints. (Is there anything somebody won’t conduct a study on?)
  • Yeah, tell us what we already know (but do it with graphs). The millions who feel left behind by the “recovery” were actually left behind by the “recovery.”
  • Using stored (treated) gas after five years? It’ll be interesting to learn the outcome of this experiment.… 11 Comments
  • Thursday links

  • The right to be wrong. One of the key beliefs on which western freedoms are built.
  • New Equifax CEO makes noises as if he’s really sorry (his company’s stock has taken a giant dump) and intends to take real steps to salvage relations with the abused public. It’s something.
  • Does it really take returning to 1950s technology? I hope not. But stranger things have happened (like security-conscious nerds tippy-tapping on typewriters).… 11 Comments