User Profile: duek


Member Since: June 25, 2011


  • December 3, 2013 at 5:37pm

    its called gravity. if the destruction were in the lower third of the building, they may have toppled over. The sheer weight of the top floors crushed those remaining

  • February 25, 2013 at 5:20pm

    I often pray to God that we may see his hand in our lives, for I know it’s there if we just look. We have just witnessed God’s hand.

  • February 22, 2013 at 4:55pm

    I must admit, I will never, ever understand the pro wrestling crowd. Reality TV gets its roots from pro wrestling and soap operas. All three being complete fantasies. My heart weeps for my country.

  • January 24, 2013 at 9:53pm

    I work for an electrical co-op in Ohio, and i install and maintain these “smart” meters every day. Firstly, people sign a contract for power which means we own the meter, always have, and on occasion we need access to it. I hate being in anyone’s yard and these meters are meant to save us all money. Labor costs on my end. They send an ultralow frequency signal over the power lines to a collector at the substation. Satellite then sends reading to our office. They are no more dangerous than any electronic item in your home. And why would anyone want to hack into your power meter. Cant be done for that matter. We cannot selectively cut your power from a remote location through your meter. Oh, the option is there but it was extremely cost prohibitive as a cost per unit. Nearly triples the price of 1 meter. If someones account is in arrears, i will be out to try and collect, and if unsuccessful i will turn off the meter the old fashioned way.

  • January 24, 2013 at 9:28pm

    Well said Ralloh. I install these meters every day and believe me they are not that “smart”. Ideally we want to run field audits once a year, but the communication aspects of said meters are not that tight. We must read approximately 3-5% because of their failure rate. And i change them constantly. I don’t like being in peoples yards but they did sign a contract. Lastly, I do collections also. Standing on anyone’s porch trying to collect money is no great fun. Our meters have a complete OFF option but is entirely cost prohibitive as cost per unit. So i pull and boot the meter the old-fashioned way. The only way your power will be selectively turned off is if you don’t pay your bill

  • January 24, 2013 at 9:03pm

    ” smart ” meters require a “smart” house. Others cannot willy-nilly turn off anything selectively in your house unless your house is wired to do so. Now the meters I am familiar with have an option to cut your whole house power from our office, ( I work for a co-op in Ohio ) but the price of that option is extremely prohibitive as a cost per unit. We considered the option for habitual non-payers but it was still not a practical cost

  • January 24, 2013 at 8:47pm

    I am a meter-tech for an electrical co-op and i suspect these particular meters are called AMR’s. Automatic Meter Reader. They are not the so-called ” smart meters ” that eco-geeks want us all to have. I am in Ohio and should not speak for Illinois but smart meters require smart houses also, no matter what state your in. No one can turn off your A\C, your appliances or anything else in your home without your home, with all its myriad of breakers and switches, being compatible to your meter. The option is there to cut your whole power but that option is quite expensive and extremely impractical. ( per unit costs ) If it is an AMR, these meters have an approximate failure rate of 5% per month causing folk like myself to go out and read them the old-fashioned way. When people ask, I merely tell them that technology isn’t all its cracked up to be.

  • December 12, 2012 at 5:09pm

    Responding to JROOK. Are you sure you want people to study the history of unions? They may find out about the communist connections. Particularly at the turn of the century thru FDR. I welcome all Americans to know the history of unions. Find out why the AFL and the CIO battled for 2 decades before consolidating. Understand how unions destroyed our manufacturing base during the depression and nearly sidelined the U.S. after joining WW II

  • October 14, 2012 at 12:04am

    I live in Lancaster Ohio and was there at the event. I guarantee you this gentleman would have heard it from me and I’m sure all others would have done same. Secondly this mans face would have been plastered on all media avenues. I was looking for goofs like that and didn’t spot any. The event itself was great. Three different groups of protesters and maybe 100 people between them all. My guess is between six to ten thousand attended

  • February 8, 2012 at 7:14pm

    Snork, no disrespect but i am Catholic. The one time i had a “Hand laid on me” by and evangelical, all I felt afterwards was relief, gratefulness and the grace of God. I certainly wished it happened more often. In no way do I feel like a bad Catholic. I hope that was not your intention.

  • February 8, 2012 at 6:51pm

    I read the headline and saw the picture. I immediately became emotional. Something is happening. Good and evil at the same time. As Glenn says, ” We are not fighting Obama, we are fighting evil. ” Santorum is my guy but only faith in God will defeat that which we have brought into our lives. My gosh, what a powerful picture. The finger of God is seen in that picture. I believe we shall soon see the hand of God, and many will recognize. But understand, evil will raise it’s ugly head first and our focus must be clear. For it’s appearance will be vague, undefined and inconceivable to most. Pray for wisdom and clarity in our endeavors.

  • January 27, 2012 at 4:50pm

    The right wing nut jobs that did this to him, make the rest of us right-wing nut jobs look bad. Poor guy, I hope he fully recovers from this nightmare.

  • January 21, 2012 at 8:54am

    I believe progressivism has hit Iowa. This stinks to high heaven and is quite an embarrassment. The state should lose its first in the nation status. Is anything real anymore?

  • October 19, 2011 at 5:44pm

    I live 1/2 hour from there. Easy to believe. Man loses mind, opens most cages and shoots himself in his own driveway before he gets eaten. Deputies show up on property with wild animals running everywhere. I mean complete pandemonium on this property. Horses being chased inside perimeter. Some lions and tigers outside of last fencing. 18 tigers, 15 lions, couple bears and assorted others. Why he did it is the only question

  • October 6, 2011 at 8:59pm

    at this particular point, Cain is our go-to..less political experience, the better….

  • September 23, 2011 at 6:54am

    In your leisure today, do some homework on PP and Margaret Sanger. A firm believer in eugenics and all its nasty little details. She was a vile racist of the most despicable kind

  • September 23, 2011 at 6:47am

    In your leisure today. look up the name Margaret Sanger and note her particular fondness for the practice of eugenics. She was a vile racist and started Planned Parenthood. Although I suspect you already know this and don’t particularly care.

  • September 5, 2011 at 2:20pm

    What a fool…He just lost the nomination. Some people are flat out incoherent. Now I am back to Bachman and Palin. And that is by no means a bad thing

  • September 4, 2011 at 8:42am

    I have always felt that way about Keith. Feel like I’m watching the satire of SNL. How can anyone take this man seriously?

  • September 2, 2011 at 6:56am

    I’ve gotta tell you folks, I live in Lancaster. Everyone is walking around with a smirk on their face. We have no clue how they got there. Area is rural and somewhat red-neck. Some guess they may have dropped from a plane. I knew this story would go national. General William T. Sherman was born here and we get hung with ” Panty Town “…Sheeesh

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