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  1. 5 hours ago, ginger said:

    ^^^ Yes. Sometimes it's 36.6 and other times 33.3 mpg although I don't recall any other vehicle I've owned adjusting for average...it was always the same number of miles after filling up.. the Jeep was always 514 .

    I'm also spending a lot of time idling so maybe that's affecting it.


    Speaking of..be glad you're home...I tried to take a nap...it's bitter. -3 in Cobleskill.  I just picked up my glasses off of the dash and they're freezing even though the heat is pumping. So glad I took the week off.


    If I’ve been city driving, fill up, then jump on the highway my range keeps getting bigger as my average mpg goes up till I level off at my highway average. Otherwise I’d be able to drive forever.  Lol.  

  2. 8 hours ago, ginger said:

    Can anyone explain this to me? The vehicle I'm driving now holds 11.5 gallons of fuel. When I fill up at Mobile in Rotterdam or Stewarts the screen says I have 466 miles to empty. When I fill up at Mirabito it says I have 411 miles and at Speedway it's 406.

    When I say fill up I mean I have less than 10 miles to empty. And I know you're thinking why would I let the tank go down that far.. because I noticed the discrepancy in the past few months and usually I'm trying to time it to get to the least costly fuel price. 

    I feel like I'm getting ripped off by at least a gallon and a half. 

    Any thoughts?

    Just a guess, but usually miles are calculated by number of gallons x average mileage.  Is it possible that you are at a slightly different average mileage at each station rather than being related to brand? If one is closer the highway and you fill up when you get off, the average mileage would be higher than after even a little bit of stop and go driving.  That’s what happens with my truck at least.  Just a thought. 

  3. 6 hours ago, PeteMoss said:

    Think for yourself.  GO and read the Gateway Pundit and then do your own research. 


    Evaluating the validity of sources and discarding invalid sources is a key component of research.  That’s why science uses peer review - to ensure that proper methods were used in the research process.  Reviewing incorrect or misleading source information isn’t research - it actually makes the reader vulnerable to incorporating the falsehoods into their knowledge base EVEN IF THEY INITIALLY RECOGNIZE IT AS FALSE.  This is how propaganda works - the lie is repeated often enough that the listener eventually says “oh yeah, I’ve heard that” dropping the “but I knew it was wrong” part.  There’s actually a TON of research that’s been done on this aspect of human memory.  So, based on my research, disregarding bogus sources IS thinking for oneself. 

  4. Confirmation bias is indeed one of our most basic biases. Add to it the Dunning-Kruger effect, a cognitive bias whereby people with limited knowledge or competence in a given intellectual or social domain greatly overestimate their own knowledge or competence in that domain relative to objective criteria or to the performance of their peers or of people in general.  In a nutshell, those with less expertise are actually less receptive to new information on a topic than those with significant expertise.  The combination leads to lots of people, sure that they are correct, talking past each other.  

  5. On 12/15/2021 at 11:29 AM, Common Sense said:

    The good news is, WAY less than 1% of all the people who've gotten the Wuhan sniffles didn't make it. A lot of the people that died (who likely would have died of ANY serious respiratory illness) died not from the virus, but by the politicized medical response to it.
    Here's a little more information from an actual doctor, not some moron on BC Voice who thinks everyone that doesn't agree with their government-inspired worldview is a conspiracy theorist and is likely a Pharmaceutical Rep, who are among the lowest life forms on the planet.

    Like a moth to a flame.  Over a million doctors in America and he relies on this one.  https://www.mcgill.ca/oss/article/covid-19-health-pseudoscience/upside-down-doctor   What a rube. 

  6. 18 hours ago, GALVATRON said:

    i agree with you 100%......nobody told me it was fake....I actually thought it was fake, I figured it was just a cold......I've lived 45 years and never lost my sense of smell, i think this is man made also.......all I'm saying is this shit can put a hurting on some people bad, i guess it would be messed up for me to walk around the store maybe and spread this on people......it's a tough situation, and now that i'm sitting here out of work for 2 weeks sick with rona......I'm thinking just a little different ?

    Very sorry to hear that you are ill - you’ve been around here a long time.  Of course people told you it was fake, it has been a talking point since the beginning.   By comparing it to a cold, the flu or the sniffles, people attempted to minimize the illness for political gain or to make money through the outrage industry.  Vaccination also became political or monetized by the outrage industry.  The reality is that the vaccinated are less likely to contract the disease, and 15x less likely to develop severe symptoms if they do become infected.  The odds of death or long term effects from the vaccine are infinitesimal compared to the effects of severe covid.  It’s all about the odds, not absolutes.   But that ship has sailed.  

    The good news is that the death rate is approximately 1%, and about 5% of survivors show long term effects.  That also leaves a large percentage with no long term effects.  Their disease is what you are experiencing - an ass whupping but survivable illness, or sometimes even less.   With a disease that spreads this easily, that means large numbers of people affected.  Hopefully, you will be in the group with no long term effects.  Problem is, none of us knows which way we will be affected.  There are treatments emerging that are effective, but they are not the ones often touted as “alternatives”.  Ivermectin, for example, is an effective agent for some issues e.g.it particularly effective against internal and external parasites - a wonder drug.  It is not recognized as an antiviral agent and is thus ineffective agains covid. People get better, but it is the passing of time, not the drug. To use an analogy, aspirin is a great drug too, but does nothing to cure covid.  The good news, again, is that in reasonable doses it does no real harm.   

    Ride it out, stay hydrated and get lots of rest and hopefully all will be ok with time.  If you develop trouble breathing though, don’t screw around.   Get to a doctor.   And thanks for thinking about how this could affect others.  Empathy for others seems to be in short supply these days.  Get well soon. 


  7. 4 hours ago, Common Sense said:

    Since this is the space that I'm allowing you to humiliate yourself by not being able to argue factual information, and instead rely on tired cliches, THIS is my safe space. Shouldn't you be out at CVS wearing your Chris Cuomo T-Shirt and using your Don Lemon fan club discount to buy more lube while getting another booster to keep you "safe?"

    Sorry but you don’t deal in facts.  You make up a reality and then scour the internet for a conspiracy site that supports your delusions.  You’ll always find one. A firehose of bullshit - and an angry one at that.  Bathe in your rage - it’s all you’ve got.  Sad 

  8. 3 hours ago, Common Sense said:

    Here's a little public service to the two lowlifes Bo and Jacksonx3 who've suddenly decided to attack ME for daring to rage against government tyranny. Think, gentlemen. Think.



    Don’t believe everything you think. Meds may help https://youtu.be/Rw0PdXYf4Yo

    Now back to your safe space in conspiracy land.  You are incapable of assessing sources, except as to whether they fit your delusions.  

  9. 1 hour ago, Bo Marsh said:

    I think everyone should decide for themselves what to do. If you want to get vaxxed - great. If you don’t - great. Stay home if you don’t like the world. Most on here don’t bother acknowledging him, but when you start degrading women like that, it really turns sick, and I couldn’t stay silent. I am no fan of Hochul - zero actually. But I would never talk like that about a woman. Low class. I’m done with him.  

    It’s the firehose of bullshit, combined with righteous indignation when the rest of the world doesn’t buy it, that Is astonishing to me.  There’s no pandemic, the vaccine isn’t a vaccine, hospitals aren’t stretched, it’s all to control you… on and on.  I’m sure there are others on this board who know people who have died or experienced debilitating effects of the pandemic.   I certainly do.   Try this - imagine the words from his posts in this guy’s voice.   https://youtu.be/DXwx1sDNygY


  10. 1 hour ago, Bo Marsh said:

    You must get up every morning and look at yourself in the mirror and say “Boy am I full of shit” 🙄

    Thank god. I thought I was the only one who thought this. Having one’s paranoid delusions challenged is very anxiety provoking. You can see it in the posts, when confronted with a reality based situation they get more and more urgent.   Needs a return to the safe space of online conspiracy websites - it’s obvious that he spends much of his time on them (google the sites for his “expert” links)..  Enjoying the salve of neurochemicals released in the rush of anger.  Not stupid, crazy.  Used to be single players shouting at people with a sandwich board - now they have a union.  Meds work wonders but won’t be considered.  How sad.    

  11. 1 hour ago, Common Sense said:

    The sweet tears of the vanquished. You put on a good "show" of actually having a conversation, but you rarely if ever have anything interesting to say. It's been a delight bitch slapping you.

    Wow.  Don’t have to scratch too deep to get to the crazy.  Yeah, consider your interaction with me a victory in your fight against tyranny - it’s as real as anything else you have posted.  Yet you keep coming back - Everyone needs to listen to me cuz I’m special and have the best research on the inter webs.  Then tell mom it’s time for your meds.   What a sad, lonely angry man.  

  12. 11 minutes ago, Common Sense said:

    Why would you suggest that I find anyone's illness or death a "necessary casualty" in the fight for freedom? I've never suggested that I want people to get sick or die. I do want people to regain their ability to REASON and use LOGIC and to stop putting so much trust in a government that has repeatedly lied to us, distorted information or - even worse - prevented the population from even gaining ACCESS to information. And then bludgeoning us nonstop with their psychotic insistence that we all get jabbed... how can any free American consider any of that normal behavior? There is something very sinister about the way they've handled this "crisis." As for your father, I am very happy he survived and I hope and pray for his full recovery. Chances are, ANY serious respiratory illness would have been as much of a threat to your father as COVID. And since the PCR test they've been using for a year and a half is being discontinued because it can't differentiate between the two pathogens, we may never really know WHAT your father came down with.

    This is the part of your post that alarmed me the most. This could have been written word for word by the propagandists in the government and media that have obviously gotten a firm hold on your sense of reasoning and personal responsibility. This health care organization, God's little profit center, appears willing to sacrifice and even jettison any staff that refuses to comply with what the courts will clearly decide was an unconstitutional order and possibly human rights violation. NO BUSINESS has the right to order its employees to submit to a clinical trial for any experimental medicine. Period. And you suggest the staffers have a "choice" in the matter. Health care organizations have been promoting their doctors and nurses as HEROES in the fight against COVID for a year and a half. Now those same health care profit centers are ready to abort these same staff members for noncompliance to a mandate that would make Joseph Goebbels proud - especially "freedom to choose doesn't mean freedom to choose and not experience consequences". That's a chilling admission on your part, as it related to this situation. These frontline "heroes" are now expendable because they choose to make their own health care decisions. And you apparently believe that deciding NOT to get a "vaccine" that doesn't even work very well, ought to have as one of its "consequences" being fired by the same people who just a few months ago were hailing you as a hero. The best way doctors and nurses can be LEADERS (not their actual job, by the way) is to make patient care and outcome their focus, not pleasing their "executive leaders" with the MBAs but not MDs on their resumes. The hospital leadership has made the WRONG call, and I hope they face a multitude of court challenges and civil rights lawsuits - perhaps even a class action Nuremberg Code violation suit. When someone is threatened with loss of their job for not getting jabbed, there is no CHOICE. That's bullying, threatening, coercion. And it shouldn't be tolerated or defended by anyone. That's not how we do things in America. Or at least it didn't used to be.

    Logic without a premise in fact is without value.  You start with an incorrect assumption - that the global pandemic is not real.  It is untrue. To accept it would be to accept that you are right and the world is wrong (and they are doing it just to get at Trump, but I don’t even need to add that fallacy).  Sorry, no.  Any logic built from there is without value. And please don’t talk about health outcomes when denying that the pandemic is real.  Even the logic portion of your routine is falling down.  I think we would agree that this is a challenging time in America, but not for the reason you think it is.