Bad Skinny

My world of “science” knowledge sources seems to be filled with a minimum eighty percent bad information. In the Navy we called it “bad skinny” I had a hard time finding this term on the internet until I defined it as “the skinny”. Many examples can be found when you ask properly. That is a part of the problem. Knowing how to ask a proper question to get the proper information.  Also common. Asking questions...

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Excessive/Aggressive Marketing Semantics

When is marketing/advertising excessive?  Every day is the correct answer. Every external world contact activity is crammed with marketing propaganda to make people dissatisfied with their present condition. It’s gone far beyond creating simple product/services awareness. How we look, how we smell, what we own, how we are educated, everything we are “missing” in life! It is never ending pressure to trade our financial resources (spendable present and future incomes) for what we must have...

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February Weather was Tough

Good thing February is a short 28-day month, and this is not a leap year. We will have to see if March is a lion or a lamb on Monday. There should not be another sub-zero weather event this year. Spring comes early for Texas so am hoping that holds true for 2021. We had no property damage from the Texas Power Grid Fiasco. We are very lucky. The only reason and words we can...

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Presidents’ Day Texas Power Outage 2021

Infrequent zero-degree Fahrenheit Texas Winter weather brought the Texas power grid to its wobbly knees. My home in Frisco, Texas (just North of Dallas) suffered a 36-hour continuous total outage with zero (0 F.) degree outdoor temperatures. My home is total electric (100%) with no other energy source. When indoor temperature dropped to 50 degrees F. we were forced to abandon home. I was in total panic of water system freeze and extreme property water...

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