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RE: Thinking about investing in Crypto currency?

I think the next trend you will see is corporations issuing digital securities or digital tokens instead of shares. This at least in the beginning means they will circumvent some of the requirements of a prospectus and other reporting restrictions.
JaxDad 08/10/20 12:20pm Around the Campfire
RE: over nite stops

I think a big part of the problem is drivers trying (and I’m not necessarily saying it’s wrong) to maximize their driving time. When they’re being paid by the mile, more miles equals more money per hour. In days gone by truck stops were located in areas of high demand, X hours away from a destination. Drivers would make that a landmark. The day ended when they got there, regardless of whether they were still an hour or two from running out of hours or not. Today drivers will continue on until they are 5 minutes from being out of hours and then sleep on the shoulder of an on / off ramp or any other space big enough to get clear of a live lane of traffic.
JaxDad 08/06/20 07:23pm Around the Campfire
RE: Leaving ceiling fan on while traveling

I’ve been leaving the rearmost roof vent open to dramatically boost my cooling and heating for decades. People are amazed that I can cool my entire C all the way to the back with nothing but the dash A/C running. I’m not sure why they’d be surprised, in an E-series Ford the factory A/C is a 5 ton unit, the short-coming is the lack of fan capacity to keep up with it. By leaving the rear vent open (I have covers on all of them) the vacuum created by driving down the road pulls cooled air down the back.
JaxDad 08/06/20 05:35am General RVing Issues
RE: Tracking US travelers

garyhaupt, you have to remember that we are dealing with a population of approximately 328 million people. Canada is only dealing with approximately 38 million people. With new leadership, we can lick this thing regardless of the size of the population. But it will require isolation by shutting down completely two borders. I don’t know if you’ve ever heard the famous line, ‘there’s 3 categories of untruths, there’s lies, **** lies, and statistics’, Yes the US has ~ 8.6 times the population of Canada but it has 40 times the cases, and more than 17 times the number of deaths. Now compare that to places with a lot more complicating factors, but took serious measures to curb the spread early on, India for example. India has 1.353 billion people, more than 4 times the population of the US, yet they have had just over 1/3rd the number of cases and less than 1/4 the number of deaths. Only 1.46% of Residents in the US out of 336,000,000 million have been diagnosed with the Virus of that number only a small percentage have been fatal. i think I related this before but..Son In Law co-worker is a nurse in a clinic in a hospital not far from our home. She gives the test for the Virus! When someone comes in and is tested and the test is positive they are required to self quaranine for the week, return and be retested the ext week and if positive to self quanratine another week, this is repeated for sx weeks, or until the test is negative. Each time they are tested it is reported to the CDC in Atlanta as if a new case!! Wow, all that quarantine time has really had an effect, the population has gone up by nearly 4 million from just over 328, million only a few months ago. I guess there wasn’t much good on TV..... As for the reports, that’s false, the report says it’s a positive result, and that it’s a subsequent test on a previously reported person. Percentages are a funny thing though, 1.5% of population being sick, and 0.05% dead seems like NOTHING ...... Until you realize that means more 160,000 people died ....... so far ....... To put that in perspective, that’s the entire population of Jackson, the capitol of Mississippi, that doesn’t sound anything like “only” to me.
JaxDad 08/05/20 06:30pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Florida closed to travel?

It gets kinda murky but, generally, the Supreme Court has held,under the "Protections and Immunities" clause that states cannot prevent one from entering, or leaving, a state. They seem to be allowed to institute the quarantine period if you remain in the state, but only if they have the same requirement of their residents who are returning from outside the state. As stated above, it's a murky part of the 14th Amendment and the Articles of Confederation. Hope this helps. I think you’ll find that once a State of Emergency is declared all those rules go out the window for the duration.
JaxDad 08/04/20 06:42am Snowbirds
RE: Tracking US travelers

OK, a little twist here but am I smoking something I don't know about and understanding this wrong or does this seem absolutely totally absurd having motor crossing borders closed into the USA, but folks can fly from Canada into the USA. If this is the case what the heck is the point in having the driving borders closed going into the USA. Seems a bit stupid to me. Is this for real? https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/u-s-travel-restrictions-covid-19-land-border-fly-1.5607741 Doesn’t seem any crazier than being able to cross the border by land or water with an Enhanced Drivers License (for years now) but not by air. Your a confirmed citizen with a machine-readable document either way, but 2 ways are ok, the other not.
JaxDad 08/02/20 06:00pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Tracking US travelers

garyhaupt, you have to remember that we are dealing with a population of approximately 328 million people. Canada is only dealing with approximately 38 million people. With new leadership, we can lick this thing regardless of the size of the population. But it will require isolation by shutting down completely two borders. I don’t know if you’ve ever heard the famous line, ‘there’s 3 categories of untruths, there’s lies, **** lies, and statistics’, Yes the US has ~ 8.6 times the population of Canada but it has 40 times the cases, and more than 17 times the number of deaths. Now compare that to places with a lot more complicating factors, but took serious measures to curb the spread early on, India for example. India has 1.353 billion people, more than 4 times the population of the US, yet they have had just over 1/3rd the number of cases and less than 1/4 the number of deaths.
JaxDad 08/01/20 05:04am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Covid 19 warning

I know the actual number of cases and deaths. It's shown on that website. . NO you don't know the actual number of cases and deaths. That's the problem, no one does. Especially not in the USA where testing is haphazard and in no way does anyone have actual number of deaths nor cases. Lots of people are dying at home, never have been tested, and depending upon age, cause of death can be listed as all sorts of things. And we now know that there were deaths in the country BEFORE the first identified case of Covid was reported in Washington State. A good friend of mine owns a very specialized trucking firm, mostly medical products and high-end food products. He said one of his drivers was involved in a very minor traffic accident in the US but for safety’s sake company policy is for the driver to go to the hospital for a BAC and drug test to prove they were sober. The driver said that while he waiting in the emergency reception area a family of 6 came in showing obvious symptoms of being sick and were seeking testing, they were told it would be $200 per test, plus, plus, plus whatever else they could charge them. The family turned and walked right back out. How often does that need to happen in a population of 328 million people to create / prolong a significant problem?
JaxDad 07/31/20 05:56am Snowbirds
RE: A nice change from Social Media

A very good, and IMHO very wise, friend of mine refuses to participate in what he calls "ANTI-social media".
JaxDad 07/29/20 01:29pm General RVing Issues
RE: Weird noise! I know. I know but need help!

Hello All, I have a 2019 Coachman Freelander 28bh and it is making a strange noise. The noise itself sounds like a hand crank wind up radio and is coming from between the fridge and oven. WaMike The back of the fridge is vented to the outside and thus lots of moving air. I’d wager you have a panel or some heat shielding that’s a little loose and is vibrating. Open it up as best you can and with someone on the inside begin tapping in different areas and at different levels of intensity.
JaxDad 07/27/20 04:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Ignore the rules...get the fines.

Noteven, agree that the article was vague and your question was a valid one. Your question also leads to the point that the national boundaries in that area (to include some of the islands) have been in dispute for years; it has been a long, long time since my college years, but I think since before Canada was its own country. Since both the US and Canada have agreed to disagree on certain boundaries (rather than shoot at each other), the RCMP gave them (probably commercial vessels making money) low fines and said "just go away." there is no disput on the boarder and has never been since proabably during the colonial times, but it was a funny read. Steve What’s funny to me is that you live out there and still don’t know about it. Discussion of Canada US border disputes. no what is funny is you said there are island ownerships in dispute, there isnt, there will always be water way disputes where theyere isnt the 300 miles between the countrys land masses. but the west coast ones are all fishing disputes due to the salmon runs. Personaly I think they should make it so any disputed waters niether party can enter untill it is resolved. then things will get hammered out fast. international water rights are disputed all over the world, nothing new and will go on for ever I imagin. Steve Actually it was charlestonsouthern not me that mentioned an Island, of which there certainly IS one in dispute between the US & Canada, it is discussed in the article I posted. Clicky-clikey for Machias Seal Island
JaxDad 07/27/20 09:13am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Bleeding(?) Propane Lines

Light a stove top burner and run it on high for a minute or two, that will get propane that far. After that just let the heater keep cycling, it won’t take long to purge the ir.
JaxDad 07/26/20 04:04pm Tech Issues
RE: Water warning at state park

Ummmmm, do you know what nitrates are? Do you read food labels? Processed meats in particular are very high in nitrates which are legal as preservatives which suppress harmful bacteria primarily in bacon, ham, salami and some cheeses. You eat cold meats? How about grilled meat? Because for example, nitrites in processed meats (hot dogs, sausages, burger patties) are in close proximity to proteins (specifically amino acids) so when cooked at high temperatures this allows them to more easily form nitrosamines, which are proven cancer-causing compounds. Don’t eat much meat, ok, but they’re pretty common in veggies too. Things like spinach, lettuce, beets, celery and carrots are high in nitrates too.
JaxDad 07/25/20 04:15pm General RVing Issues
RE: Covid 19 warning

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNt-3UuWiuw Maid of the Mist Versus Hornblower. Is this for real? Time stamp says 14 July 2020? It was covered on the morning news here earlier this week, the Ontario government is struggling with that balance between health & safety on one hand and tourism & the economy on the other hand. At the time that was shot the passenger limit on the Maid of the Mist was 6 people at a time. I think it has since been upped to 50 but that is conditional on being able maintain 6’ social distancing between ‘bubbles’.
JaxDad 07/25/20 05:49am Snowbirds
RE: Ignore the rules...get the fines.

Noteven, agree that the article was vague and your question was a valid one. Your question also leads to the point that the national boundaries in that area (to include some of the islands) have been in dispute for years; it has been a long, long time since my college years, but I think since before Canada was its own country. Since both the US and Canada have agreed to disagree on certain boundaries (rather than shoot at each other), the RCMP gave them (probably commercial vessels making money) low fines and said "just go away." there is no disput on the boarder and has never been since proabably during the colonial times, but it was a funny read. Steve What’s funny to me is that you live out there and still don’t know about it. Discussion of Canada US border disputes.
JaxDad 07/25/20 05:36am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: My new Travel Trailer tires are not from China !

Maybe YOU can PLEASE give me an example of what "I" posted that deserves to be deleted. PLEASE be factual and specific. Cummins12V98 - You have asked me many times to tell you exactly what it is about your posts that causes me to delete them and I have always refused (and still do). We're all adults and none of us should need to be taught how to function with others. ............. Let's stop and be real for a moment: Honestly. This wasn't even that amazing of a thread. It was all kind of a lark from the beginning, so let's please see if we can't move along and not turn this thread into a crusade. ........ Apologies to everyone else for the drama. I don't typically air out the laundry like this, but it seemed like time to finally respond. SIC.... THIS... is there an Emmy Award category for moderating of public forums? Kudos to you sir.
JaxDad 07/24/20 03:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: Celebrating 50 years while beating the heat...

Congrats, but putting it perspective, if you’ve made it through 50 years of ‘marital bliss’ ..... a little heat wave is NOTHING!!! LOL.
JaxDad 07/24/20 03:31pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: "Single Drop"

Probably means "one camper per site". Most say that in the rules. You’re very close. I ran into it a few years back. When I asked they said it means a single use per site, not an RV plus a couple of tents, or a group of tents sharing one site.
JaxDad 07/24/20 05:37am Beginning RVing
RE: Well won’t be going to the other site ever again...

There is one moderator like that in this site also, just so you know. I had a problem here last year, repeatedly flagged posts that would never (normally) be allowed to stand, finally after they were ignored it was escalated to an Admin. It was then I realized the offending person was a mod. when I was told they ‘had spoken’ to the mod. yet the comments remained. On that ‘other forum’ I too left after being told by a mod. and confirmed by an admin. that if I didn’t like it there I could leave. This, I could not believe, was over a dispute in which I posted the facts supporting my position. I was told to stop, the laws were not popular and people didn’t support it. It degraded into ad hominem attacks including by one mod. who admitted he had a personal issue with me because had been slighted by his superiors during his military service whereas I had been officer. Seriously?
JaxDad 07/23/20 05:47am Around the Campfire
RE: US/Canada border still closed.

Seems kinda ‘fishy’ (pardon the pun) the Point Roberts Marina is a US Customs Port of Entry. All he has to do was go in by boat from across the bay. Great, get busted for entering the country illegally. You have to clear customs to enter the country, the only way to do that is fly. Pleasure boats are no more exempt than vehicle traffic. Illegal? How? I think you missed the part where I said the Point Roberts Marina is a Port of Entry, aka a legal border crossing. As with so many things, border agents have an incredibly broad amount of discretion and a different agent is often a very different answer. Of course the other simple solution is merely to have someone else bring the boat out off the marina and swap operators on the water.
JaxDad 07/17/20 04:45am RVing in Canada and Alaska
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