Certified Water Technologist #63

Certified Water Technologist #63
Vern's Stories fredhorn37@gmail.com

Got This in my InBox

Got this in my inbox tonight from Camping Survival. It is an advertisement for Mountain House Foods. I have eaten a couple of the styles of their food before, and they aren't too bad.

I checked a few of the prices versus amazon, this place appears to be less expensive, but you have to buy a little more to get free shipping.

I still don't know why i am on their mailing list. I don't go camping and have never bought anything from them.







Well, My Old Truck is Still Not Repaired

Gill auto in madera are still a bunch of idiots. They have been waiting on a computer for my truck to arrive for 10 working days now.

They called wednesday and said it will be there friday morning early, come drop your truck off and we'll giterdone.

Dropped off at 7:30 am, got their shuttle ride home(wasn't allowed to sit in the front seat next to the driver, too close i guess).

4:09 pm i hadn't heard from them, so i call. Ask for status on my truck. He says oh crap, lemme check.  Comes back and says story i'm getting now is it will be here tomorrow. Let me keep the truck we'll get it done by 2. If not it'll be monday. 

Whaddaya bet come monday they still won't have a clue?

I called a company in new york called flagship auto computer, and they say i can get the CORRECT computer shipped next day air, takes about two days to process it and programmed. For a lot less money. But, gill screwed my truck up so bad it won't idle without pressing the accelerator and the abs is screwed up now and it doesn't want to stop right anymore. So i don't want to let them get away without fixing that, but they say the new computer will fix that.

As the saying goes, oh lord give me strength not to strangle the living shit out of someone today.









A Helluva Deal

On July 12, 2020 I placed an order with amazon, which I thought was a helluva deal. 

A quantity of 6 270 watt solar panels, for $1,221.94, plus tax and freight. I checked out the other sizes and quantities and all others amounted to more money per panel. So I chose the 6 panel option. I ordered them, and paid for them, and sat back to wait. And wait. And wait some more. 

Delivery scheduled for July 24 by 8pm. Helluva deal. They even gonna set em on the porch for me.

July 24 comes and goes, the amazon order says sorry, delivery is running behind schedule, now expected between now and july 31. Delivery is usually one day after they were expected.

So I click on track package, and it says package has shipped, and gives me a tracking number with something called CEVA. Apparently they ship stuff.

Wellp, found the CEVA tracking page, insert the number and it says sorry no such number found.

Well crap.  I forget where, but I found a phone number for CEVA. I called it and went thru the process to punch numbers to tell them what I want, and I sit back to wait. And wait. And wait for 40 minutes, with no end in sight, no disconnected voice to say you are number such and such in line, no one saying your call is important to us, just music. So I hang up.

And call back, go thru the process(thinking this time someone will immediately answer the phone) and wait and wait and wait for another 40 minutes, just music.  So I get on amazon and find a place to live chat with a representative, and it says would you like us to call you, like RFN? And I say sure.  And this guy calls me RMFN, and he is some pakistani or hindustani or something and you can tell he is just about out of his gourd with frustration, you can hear it in his voice.

So I explain the situation to him and he says Let me check the tracking number. Then comes back and says the tracking number doesn't show up. Then he says thats all I can do, or do  you want me to call the shipper? I say yes, thinking he has this magical hotline to the shipper. Well guess what, he gets to call the same number I do. And we wait and wait and wait some more. After about 15 minutes I tell him thanks, and hang up. 

So here it is July 31 at 3:41 pm and no solar panels. Click on track package and it says Now Expected Today. And I think to myself,  Probably by 8pm.

So I will sit here and wait.















Center for American Liberty Files Injunction in #OpenCASchools Lawsuit


Leading medical experts agree that COVID-19 poses virtually zero risk of serious injury to school-age children.

Testimony shows minimal risk to reopening schools, but maximum damage to students if closed

Parents, Kids, and Teachers Need In Person School to Reopen


Time is ticking…. Nobody wants to make the wrong choice, putting students, families and teachers at risk. But, fear is the new pandemic, and it’s getting in the way of logical thinking about whether to send kids back to school.

Psychiatrist Warns: Parents and Kids Can’t Hang in There For Another Semester

I Hope No Charges are Filed

Driver Who Shot Protester In Austin Speaks Through Attorney

Tweets

From Bob's Blog:  More at the link.


John Sexton tweeted, "John Lewis’s funeral was in Georgia. Dozens of Members of Congress were there. Georgia is on Washington DC Mayor Bowser’s list of states that require 2 week mandatory quarantine for 14 days Are these politicians going into quarantine, or are rules just for the little people?"

These images stolen from Eat Gruel Dog








Feels Like Monday


Atwater and Coalinga Declare to be Covid Sanctuary Cities

Atwater in Merced County and Coalinga in Fresno County have defied asshoe newsom, and have said all business is essential.  Even going so far as to say they are covid 19 sanctuary cities. Kindof a slap in the face to asshoe newsom, huh?

In a fit of childish retaliation, he has defunded them some money. What an asshoe.

Story Here


This is Satire---But is Semi Humorous

UN plan to invade America postponed for 26th year in a row

Greater Depression

Is a greater depression on the horizon within the next few months?  Some people think so.  Personally, I don't think it will rise to the level of depression. I think what we will have is going to be a few times worse.

Here is a link to an article at Modern Survival Blog that discusses this. 

Off Grid Hot Water

This last spring I had the plumbing in my house replaced.  The plumber used a product called pex pipe. Before this I have never heard of it. But I tell you what, uninsulated pex tubing in the attic this summer has picked up heat to the cold water line like you wouldn't believe.

When we turn on the cold water in the kitchen, it runs cold for a second or two, then starts warming up. And it gets probably 20°F hotter than the water heater does. It is actually hot enough to burn your hand, until it finally cools off from the incoming cold water.

So, this product would probably work well to make an offgrid water heater.  Build a box about 4x4, run this pex tubing in coils inside the box( it comes in coiled form already), paint it black, put a plastic cover on, and voila, hot water off grid. You could use this to be the inlet to the water heater. In winter i imagine you would have to remove and drain it though.

Have any of you made something like this before? How well does it work?

Gone Fishing | Kevin James Short Film

Ted Says:

Dumbass Nadler says Antifa Violence is a Myth

That ignorant f*** nadler says antifa violence is a myth.  What planet is he on?



Mask Wearing Again

But Are They??     Workers at chains like Kroger, Costco, and Waffle House are on the front lines of an increasingly violent war between mask supporters and opponents

Who has the final say about medical treatment in extreme cases, bioethicists or the mother?

I read this article and came to the conclusion that the socalled doctors treating this child must be antifa democrats.

Who has the final say about medical treatment in extreme cases, bioethicists or the mother?

Monday Morning





A Few for Tonight






Wear Your Mask if you Have to Evacuate

Have you ever heard such bullshit? Hurricane Hanna has landed on the Texas coast, and the mayor of Corpus Christi says: 

 “We’ve been staying at home for five months because of the corona(virus). … So staying home doesn’t sound real popular, but right now this is a real important matter,” McComb said, adding that residents should remember to wear masks if they have to evacuate their homes.

I would say that right about now people in EX's area have a little bit more to worry about than masks, don't you?

Hurricane Hanna makes landfall on Texas Gulf Coast near Corpus Christi

More Government Control Over the Land


Controversial Bill To Protect More CA Land Faces Upcoming Vote

Water for Your Home

Periodically I receive email from a place called Camping Survival.
Here is a link to a very short article I received from them: 
 Why Water Filtration?

Like most people, I rely on government to provide me with clean, clear, drinking water which has no bacteria in it. But that doesn't always happen the way it should, and you and your family should think about some alternative way to keep your water clean and safe to drink and use.

If your city water goes bad, what are you going to do? How will you provide water for your family? Supplies of bottled water are expensive and limited. If city water pressure is still up you still have water available, but you may want to filter it at home.

Ceramic filters for instance. Those claim to be able to remove over 99% of stuff, viruses for instance. Buy one or two, figure out how to use them. 

Berkey makes water filtration systems. Check those out.







Expectation vs Reality

Four Months of Unprecedented Government Malfeasance

The coronavirus lockdowns demonstrated our leaders’ ignorance of economic interdependence. After the riots, that ignorance has been shown to run far deeper. It is an ignorance about government’s most fundamental obligation: to safeguard life, liberty, and property. It is an ignorance about human nature and human striving.

Four Months of Unprecedented Government Malfeasance

When is Enough, Enough?

How about we keep government the hell out of our lives?

Calif. is dictating what a meal is.

Calif. is dictating schools can't open in certain counties.

An Oregon senator is putting forth a law to prevent airlines from booking the middle seats

Most states are dictating mask wear.

Most states are dictating business closures. It's none of their business if i open my business.

DC Mayor is dictating EVERYone wear masks, except for federal employees.

What was that city, the one that dictated EVERYone wear masks, except black people?

When the hell are we as a FREE people going to stand up en masse and say enough is enough?

Funny Memes





Go Read All of This

Go read the whole thing at Moms Scribbles.



WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2020


In Less Than 4 Months...

In 4 months, the U.S. transformed into an obedient socialist country.

Government dictated what events are acceptable to attend. Violent protests that instill fear are OK, but church services, family funerals and patriotic celebrations are dangerous. And you bought it without a fight.

Standing in a graduation line is a "safety hazard". Small businesses were forced to close, but crowds to support the corporate money machine at WalMart, Lowe's and Home Depot are OK.

It's "just a mask" & "safety precautions".

Last Line of This is the Best Line Ever Said

What a Bunch of Bullshit

What a bunch of bullshit.  When the goddamn state decides to tell you what does and what does not constitute a meal, then we have gone too goddamn far down the road of political correctness with this covid crap.

Gov. Newsom’s Alcohol Agency Issues Edict Declaring What a Bar ‘Meal’ Is

Change the Facts to Fit Your Narrative

If the gun don't work, make it work, then charge them with flourishing.

If This was My Kid, This Guy Would Be Dead

Photo Appears to Show Black Lives Matter Supporters Holding Down and Kneeling on Neck of White Baby

Junk Silver 101

SHTF, TEOTWAKI,WROL, and many others all indicate trouble for us. Lots of people think that silver and gold will be the currency of choice when everything goes sour. I don't know if that is true or not, but I came across this article about junk silver and decided to share with you. 

Junk Silver 101

Oh Boy.

This represents me when I got the phone call the new computer for my truck has been installed, but now the truck won't run so they had to put the old one back in and order another computer. 

I said ship it next day air, but that is still 5 days away.


One for Tonight


BM on Street Removed

Redwood City Calif. let some asshole paint black lives matter on a street.  Now they have removed it, because a real estate attorney said she wanted to paint MAGA 2020 on the street since it is now a public forum.

California Town Scrubbs Away their “Black Lives Matter’ Street Sign After Local Attorney Asked for Permission for a MAGA 2020 Sign on Same Street (VIDEO)

AH HELL NO!

These People Are Nuts: Broward County Officials Now Require Citizens Wear Masks WITHIN THEIR OWN HOMES

McCloskeys Charged

UPDATE: Missouri Attorney General Files Brief to Dismiss Junk Charges Against McCloskeys –With VID

Hillsdale College Defies Gov. Whitmer

Good on them. Hillsdale College holds in person graduation ceremonies, after gov. whitmer and attorney general nessel tell them no, you can't do that. 

Story Here.

Why is it STILL so Hard to Fix an Older Vehicle

Update: These sons a bitches don't know how to pick up a phone and call somebody to let them know the status of the repair work on their vehicle.  

If I get this thing back in one piece I will be surprised.  The computer was supposed to be here last Thursday, pick up the truck Friday. Nope. 

The computer will be here midnight Saturday night they said, the guy has a key to get in. Nope.

Waited all day for a phone call. Never came. Drove over about 2 pm. THEN the guy picks up the phone to call his parts department to see if the fuckin computer got in!!!!!  Nope.

Wherever the hell the vendor is is shutdown due to Cough 19. But my computer has already shipped boy. Be here tomorrow.

I asked him why didn't they ship it next day air? Nothing but a blank stare from around his mask.

I told him I will pick my truck up tomorrow fixed or not, I got to haul some chemical to my customers. Won't do that in my wifes car, and don't have another pickup available.

Governor Newsom Sued By Three Churches Over COVID-19 Singing Ban

The state does not have the jurisdiction to ban houses of worship from singing praises to God’

Cal Fire Finds PG&E At Fault In 2019 Kincade Fire

Sonoma County District Attorney Office considering legal action against utility company




Monday Morning






Where is the Extraordinary Evidence?

No matter how you analyze it, this virus is NOT apocalyptic.


If there is no extraordinary evidence, why are there such extraordinary claims and responses? Why has the world medical, social, and economic order been torn apart for a pandemic that looks much like a normal influenza pandemic? These are the questions for which we will be seeking answers for years to come.


Sunday Night Memes












Looking for a Recommendation

Hi guys. I am looking for a recommendation for pure sine wave dc to ac power inverters. Do any of you out there have one that has worked well for you? If so, would you please let me know the brand, either in the comments section or email  fredhorn37@gmail.com.

I had a 3000 watt pure sine inverter that failed, and am looking for a replacement, hopefully of better quality.

Thank you in advance for your input. 

Why I Won't This Time---found at The Burning Platform

I know the vast majority of people wear masks. I don't unless it is at my customers request, or to get into my wifes doctors office. That is my choice, and if I get thrown out of a store because of it, so be it.  

I was reading at The Burning Platform and ran across an article he entitled Why I Won't This Time

I was going to copy and paste the entire article here, but I am not certain of the protocol of doing so. Therefore, the link above.

I think this is a very well written article that makes an excellent point, although many will not think so. Go read it, see what you think.


Now is a Perfect Time to Start


A Texan, A Floridian, and a Californian

A Texan, a Floridian, and a Californian died at the same time and all went to hell. During their pre-entrance tour they spotted a red phone. When asked what it was the devil told them it was for a one time call home. 

So the Texan picked up the phone and talked for 5 minutes.When thru, the devil told him the charge was a million dollars. So the Texan wrote the devil a check.

The Floridian picked up the phone and talked for 30 minutes. Then the devil told him the charge was 6 million dollars. So the Floridian wrote the devil a check.

The californian picked up the phone and called sacramento and talked for 4 hours. When thru the devil told him the charge was 5 dollars. The Texan and Floridian got up in the devils face demanding to know why the disparity in charges.

The devil grinned and said since newsom became governor calif has gone to hell and it is a local call.

The Great Kangaroo Roundup

Police in Ft. Lauderdale don't have to worry about the bm people and protesters, they got kangaroos.

Kangaroo Roundup


Piss on Newsom

Our asshole governor has 32 counties on a "monitoring" list. Those counties can't open school for the kids in August.












Gallant Gov. Newsom










Space Cowboys (5/10) Movie CLIP - Flying Brick (2000) HD

This scene from Space Cowboys is called Flying Brick.  That's what we have in the United States right now.







Obvious Satire


Why Is It So Difficult to Repair an Older Vehicle?

I have a 2003 Dodge Dakota which has had a check engine light for about a year. I have put off repairing it because I had plenty of time before I had to get it smogged for registration. Well guess what, here it is two weeks before registration is due, and I haven't repaired it yet. I am a lazy ****** when it comes to getting stuff done on time.

I worked on it myself several months ago. The problem is both oxygen sensors have a code that says heater circuit malfunction. I replaced both sensors because they are both old, but that didn't cure the problem. Then I delayed, because plenty of time, and I simply didn't want to mess with it, because I am a lazy curmudgeon.

I troubleshot it down to the point I believed I had a bad computer. I didn't want to spend the money on a new one without a professional diagnosis, so I took it to a garage I have used over the years.  They said it required 2 new oxygen sensors and a computer software upgrade. Well, that didn't cure the problem, so they said my truck didn't like the aftermarket oxygen sensors and required the Dodge mopar sensors. More money of course. So they put on the Dodge mopar sensors, and guess what, problem is not solved. So they did some more looking, said a new computer wouldn't fix it, and that I required a sensor that had 13 ohms instead of the normal 4 ohms. Problem is NOBODY knows what the hell the garage is talking about, because there simply isn't a 13 ohm sensor anywhere in the known  world. So I had them put the old sensors back on, and now I got my truck at the local Dodge house. They said yep, needs a computer. Today is Friday, they ordered the part Tuesday, but still not here. They don't know if it will arrive today.



















Lighten Up! The Owner Says

A small business in Michigan is using humor to lighten up the situation of mandated mask wear.  He placed a cardboard sign in his window that says remove your masks before you enter or place your hands in the air and keep em up!

Article is at Yahoo

From Philthy-Delphia Blog

Link to Philthy-Delphia



wednesday, july 15, 2020


12 White Female Bodies in Garage Freezer Tagged, “Black Lives Matter”  POSTED BY: NOW8NEWS


The Los Angeles Police Department came across a gruesome discovery today when several neighbors called concerned about suspicious activity at a home in their neighborhood. Several 911 calls directed police to the 800 block of Woodland Avenue on Wednesday morning. Upon arriving at the scene, police knocked on the door to be greeted by a man who seemed “under the influence of drugs.” Upon further investigation, they found 12 White Female Bodies in Garage Freezer Tagged, Black Lives Matter.

The bodies had several things in common – they were all white women in their mid-20s, blonde hair and all had the writings marked on them which read “Black Lives Matter” and “BLM.” Mathis, who was known for his involvement in the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement was arrested without incident and booked into the county jail on no bond.


They are not releasing the names of the victims until the families are notified. Mathis tested positive for being under the influence of bath salts, which he says caused him to commit these horrible crimes.


California Beauty Parlors Have a Federation to Speak for Them

Who knew that beauty parlors, nail salons, barbers all had to have a license? I guess it is stupid of me, but I didn't know that. Anyway, here in california they have been hit hard by the covid shutdown, being blamed for the outbreak when gov. newsom said the first case came from a nail salon. He said that without any evidence by the way.

Anyway, these people have a group called Professional Beauty Federation of California and they threatened ole newsom with a lawsuit if he didn't let them open. 

I thought this was interesting and thought I would share.

Story is Here

Florida Hospitals are Not Overwhelmed

Everywhere I look, I see that hospitals are overwhelmed with patients due to covid. Here locally the radio breathlessly said they are 90% full. Even though the biggest hospital here says they laid off about 300 workers due to lack of patients.  Makes me wonder. 

This story is out of florida, where a hospital system ceo says icu's are stocked, fully prepared and not overwhelmed. I certainly hope that  is the case.