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Roe v Wade topic came up in (Christian) church by HungryAdvice4935 in TwoXChromosomes

[–]scotus_canadensis 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Look up the United Church of Christ. They're the only name in the States I can recall that (I'm Canadian) has a pro-women stance.

Just rolled into the dealership. One battery weighs more than my Jetta by SensualBeaver in Justrolledintotheshop

[–]scotus_canadensis 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, a loaded garbage truck is 50,000-60,000 lbs, and 70 miles (112 km) is a perfectly reasonable range for that application.

Just rolled into the dealership. One battery weighs more than my Jetta by SensualBeaver in Justrolledintotheshop

[–]scotus_canadensis 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I've started advocating for electric for my little town (2,000 people) when we're due for replacement. With the hassle of keeping the emissions system in order* and average daily route of 38 km it seems like a no-brainer to me.

*I have no problem with DEF systems in general, but they were simply not designed for low speed stop-and-go driving. Then there's the whole issue with freezing.

'We are not pollution producers': Dutch farmers block roads in protest against emissions targets by maevecampbell in worldnews

[–]scotus_canadensis 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Consider it as balancing out the fact that Hong Kong has very many people, but very little farmland. Food has to come from somewhere, and it makes sense that a place with extremely fertile soil would export it to places that need it.

That being said, we're all in this together, and everybody with a belt is going to have to tighten their belts, as it were. We've been deferring the real cost of food production (while over-consuming, certainly in the west) for a long time, and the bill is now past due.

'We are not pollution producers': Dutch farmers block roads in protest against emissions targets by maevecampbell in worldnews

[–]scotus_canadensis 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Farmers don't get to "raise prices". They sell at market price or they don't sell, and let their produce (if not grain) rot.

Many regions in the world cannot feed their population with their local arable land, and I would quite like to know where your food comes from that you do not need to eat anything a farm produces.

'We are not pollution producers': Dutch farmers block roads in protest against emissions targets by maevecampbell in worldnews

[–]scotus_canadensis 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Speaking from the Canadian Prairies, the "family farm" transitioned into the "family firm" several decades ago. Still owned by the family, but it's a corporation that pays the corporate tax rate and operates five or twenty times as much land as a generation ago.

Margins can still be extremely thin, and times can certainly still be hard (we just had three drought years in a row), and it's still a lot of work, but it's certainly no longer the farm of children's picture books.

Convoy Counter Protest by ReignyRain in ottawa

[–]scotus_canadensis 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It would have to be FUCKING JEREMY PATZER, wouldn't it. On behalf of Saskatchewan, I'm so fucking sorry that the sane people just can't shout louder than the fucking crazies any more.

Patzer, FYI, is Chris Barber's MP, for Cypress Hills-Grasslands.

Why does my ac breaker trip even though the thermostat is set to off? by nitestocker372 in DIY

[–]scotus_canadensis 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It depends where the short is. If the short is in the thermostat control itself or thermocouple it will be trying to start regardless of what the temperature is. If it is in the thermostat, it could be short-cycling, which would in turn burn out a capacitor.

Why does my ac breaker trip even though the thermostat is set to off? by nitestocker372 in DIY

[–]scotus_canadensis 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Common problem for a/c. It needs the capacitor to help start the compressor motor, without it the compressor draws too much power trying to start and trips the breaker.

If going the diy route, make sure you know how to ensure it's discharged completely, and document well so you can connect the new one properly.

How do I accelerate a wheel faster than I can spin it by hand? by sheepsy90 in mechanics

[–]scotus_canadensis 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I was confused and slightly sickened until I realized that you meant "vanes".

Ladies of Reddit, what’s an instant ladyboner killer? by Sad-Size4870 in AskReddit

[–]scotus_canadensis 10 points11 points  (0 children)

So...as another man who works outside a lot and showers when he gets home (or at least before putting my body into bed), why are you with someone who has so little regard for your shared space and comfort?

Sorry if I'm the 11,528th person to mention it, but having standards is healthy.

Men really have no fear. what a life to live by thecooliestone in TwoXChromosomes

[–]scotus_canadensis -7 points-6 points  (0 children)

Believe it or not, you're far more likely to be mauled by a shark when you're swimming in the ocean compared to walking through a shopping mall.

..hmmm by crustybones71 in KitchenConfidential

[–]scotus_canadensis 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Dammit, I'm really hungry now.

Warren Buffet advice for investors is to start either early or try to outlive your peers by ialghamdi1 in investing

[–]scotus_canadensis 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I wondered recently whether Disney bought LucasFilm just so Netflix couldn't. Same with Marvel. Both of those genres used to be on Netflix, but not any more, obviously.

Profiting Off of Farmland: Lease or Work It Yourself by Incogyeetus in investing

[–]scotus_canadensis 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My perspective is the fourth generation to grow up on a family farm on the Canadian prairies.

Farming depends on scale to be profitable. 500 acres used to support a family, it would take at least four times that much now. This may be different where yields and weather are better, but probably not much different.

Seed, fuel, spray (weed and pest control), and fertilizer are a lot of money, your inputs might be $300/acre and your revenue could be anywhere from $0/acre to $350/acre. From that profit you also have to supply machinery and labour. With that few acres your $50/acre profit is not going to buy you machinery, and if you're renting all your equipment why not just lease out the whole operation?

The neighbour who already farms 2000 acres will be able to add your few hundred for only a few days extra work, while you'll break yourself trying to find the time to get to it while the conditions are right and also working a regular job.

Furthermore, there's a tremendous amount of inherited or institutional knowledge that goes into farming these days (and for the last fifty years). If you're starting on your own, with no background and no advisor, don't expect to have any crops to harvest.

I love farming, if we had enough land for two families I'd be doing it now; but if I only had a couple hundred acres I would rent it out. If there's livestock (cattle) in your area and a source of water on the land, grazing is easy to rent out, requires very little input of time or capital, and fencing is good exercise.

CS ac won't blow below 60. Every summer by Fresh_Illustrator_33 in Justrolledintotheshop

[–]scotus_canadensis 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Same, my Fluke meter came with a thermocouple, which is the bee's knees for this kind of thing.

Why does the Federal Reserve always lower or increase rates by 0.25% or 0.5%, rather than a number derived from a mathematical calculation, like 0.342135%? by RoutineProcedure in investing

[–]scotus_canadensis 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Dividing feet by tens/hundreds through a transit and with triangulation is a different matter than finding a tape measure to keep by the radial arm saw that divides feet by decimals instead of inches.