User Profile: HaploVoss


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  • October 19, 2014 at 1:41pm

    Fortunately we’ve only got a little less than a year before private space flights are up and going from the USA. We already re-supply the ISS using private space companies now, have done a couple of mission tests, and of course SpaceShip one is gearing up with its latest duo for commercial passenger flights as well. It is *finally* getting here. Should be fun to see how fast it progresses as it goes :)

  • [1] October 19, 2014 at 1:15pm

    Scary Mary – my all time fav. Always creeped me out a little as a kid anyway, when I finally saw that trailer remake I about died. I have it saved. LOL

  • [5] October 17, 2014 at 6:52pm

    +1 for me. I am doing a new paint job on my Dad’s golf cart *this* weekend. Golf Cart One. LOL – Awesome.

    EDIT: OMG… Edit?!?! One small step for man… One giant leap for Blaze-kind!

  • October 15, 2014 at 6:15pm

    Adding e-cigs to any ban is for one main reason – people HATE the fact that there is an alternative to smoking. Smokers should have to suffer and quit that horrible, atrocious habit and have no recourse. The idea that we (the evil, nasty smokers) finally came across a non-lethal (or if you buy into that – not as lethal), non-imposing, completely harmless to others alternative… is maddening. We should be able to be forced into healthiness darnit! Ok ok alcohol is totally different, even though you can get drunk and kill people with your car or pickle your liver, etc., but hey – you should not be able to sit back in your easy chair on the front lawn or a bench in the park and puff on your e-pipe while you feed the pigeons! Ugh how disgusting! – Seriously… I actually heard someone sum it up very close to this at a local council meeting when they finally got e-cigs added to the cig ban. Blatant display of favoritism, control issues, and ignorance by choice. I can’t stand these people.

  • October 12, 2014 at 11:38am

    Yep – Here’s a quarter… go downtown… and have a rat, gnaw that thing off your face!

  • [2] October 5, 2014 at 12:36am

    Stupidity at it’s finest. So swings are the most dangerous? Ok take them out. So what happens next year when there are no swings? I guess the see-saw will be the ‘most dangerous’ piece of equipment so we’ll need to get rid of it. Every year or so, as each piece of playground equipment is removed and another fills it’s place we eventually arrive at the dirt/sand/pavement on the playground… since that is all that’s left. Except for maybe the jump-rope the kids will be fighting for who gets to hang themselves with next! Might as well… what do they have to live for? Be safe kids, we don’t want you to learn anything on your own … especially if there is true joy involved… come back inside now… *shudder* it’s freakin’ creepy

  • [47] October 3, 2014 at 11:30pm

    @Nuf – where in dealer’s brief post was there anything even remotely close to what you are attempting to imply? Somebody states that they once saw a particular person do something, therefore that statement inherently has ulterior motive? So what if I saw a white dude in front of me pay for his groceries with an ebt card, then get into a nice new Ford SUV… should I leave out the ‘White” reference in my next post? Do you even hear yourself? Ugh

  • [11] October 2, 2014 at 9:13pm

    Hey, I say more power to these people. I may not agree with their beliefs, or I guess it would be a lack thereof, but to try and make a positive community around Atheism, that is not anti-religious, but simply ‘who they are’ – then I am all for that.
    Sort of like the conversations between Penn and Glenn, if neither of you are going to be able to convert the other, why not be able to live peacefully with one another just as fellow human beings? Certainly can’t hurt to have more people trying to help those around them. I dunno – I’m not going to bag on them for trying. It is a huge step forward from the vitriol that has gotten a little too commonplace.

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  • October 1, 2014 at 11:08am

    rusky – Nothing wrong with conservation. In fact an *individual* on average, can go completely off the grid and expect payback within 10 years or less (including the average maintenance cost of batteries, cells, turbines, whatever the setup may be). That wasn’t the point. We’re talking about an energy source that will replace fossil fuels for running ‘the grid’, cars, etc. What works for one person, family, or small town even… (at this point) will not work for a huge station or sub-station that must maintain a constant outflow no matter the conditions.

  • [4] September 30, 2014 at 7:36am

    You know – *re tar d* – actually has a linguistic use besides a derogatory term for someone who is mentally handicapped in some fashion Blaze Editors. Good grief. Can we over-do the filters more?

  • [11] September 30, 2014 at 7:33am

    There’s only one major flaw with your logic … the first 3 and the last bullet points, which in turn would theoretically lead to the others, have already been implemented and tried in many forms and are still available in many cases. The problem is that it just hasn’t become technologically viable yet.
    As soon as there is a constant energy source that can replace fossil fuel, with no emissions, people will embrace that tech. The current problems are constant supply for large stations – various kinds of solar and wind options are not always available. Sometimes for extended periods. You can make up for it with batteries in a pinch on electrical systems and geothermal perhaps for the individual, even a small township, but that doesn’t work for the grid.
    Until it becomes more efficient and cost effective, it just is not viable. Also, there is a TON of competition and research in these markets already even before and since the incentives. People want to be the first to market with this. Who wouldn’t? ‘Big oil’ may hold a lot of clout, but just like anything else… no big company is ever going to outlast innovation forever.
    Just some other reasonable thoughts… Everyone I know that believes climate change is bullcrap, still wants alternative energy to come along – it is an exciting prospect. It’s new technology. Why suffer, drive up costs on everything, and ****** development of those technologies while we wait?

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  • September 26, 2014 at 8:47pm

    All I know is… if I ever find out that I have 2 weeks to live or something… I am stealing a doughnut truck and hitting the interstate. Just so I can watch it later on the news as a bunch of squad card go chasing down a doughnut truck with their lights and sirens going! :)

  • [8] September 25, 2014 at 9:45am

    Those people are exactly why I no longer go to our previous church and avoid any other church with more than 20 or 30 members. I am fortunate to live just down the road from a small country church that reopened or I just would not attend anywhere at all.
    I have epilepsy (now controlled thankfully) and I remember all the looks, laughs, and vitriol over my tics, spasms, and seizures growing up and through High School and my twenties. Some people just generally suck and somehow they turn that into a superiority complex that strives to inflict as much damage onto others to cope with their own issues. In my opinion it is the worst sin of all to pretend to be a forgiving and understanding person, while in church no less, then turn around and be hateful and spiteful. Why? Because more fragile people that are in a horrible state of mind looking for hope – do actually go ahead and kill themselves over crap like this. Yes, I am accusing of people like this woman of causing the suicides of stressed out and messed up kids (and adults probably). Ugh I dislike these people with gusto.

  • [64] September 24, 2014 at 12:55am

    Never has a vegetarian taken the time to prepare me a special meat dish, in a pan that has never touched vegetables before. Nor have they ever been considerate of my needs as a meat eater and kept a steak or even a deli sandwich in the fridge for me when I come over. Yet I am supposed to cater to their needs. I don’t think so. Take your one-sided uppity preferences elsewhere until you can appreciate everyone’s individual habits and not just your own superiority complex.

  • [5] September 23, 2014 at 1:36am

    There is some kind of campaign against e-cigs surging again for some reason or other. If somebody is smoking regular cigarettes *and* e-cigs then of course they are going to be even more addicted, and they never intended on ever quitting or switching in the first place. I switched to e-cigs years ago when there were no options but one company and one style of e-cig. Now there are all kinds of great options out there and all they use for studies I’m sure are the worst they can find. I LOVE it. No smell, no smokers cough anymore, food tastes great again, you name it. Plus… I’m down to 0mg nicotine – I just love the flavors and what I call the ‘pacifier effect’. That’s all it is – an adult pacifier. I enjoy the flavor, warmth, and something to do. I found out that was the habit hardest to break so I just decided not to worry about it. I will quit when I do. For now I just vape while I’m driving mostly. I know dozens of people that have switched over and even quit using e-cigs of one kind or another. Whoever hates these… just hates them because they aren’t making the money or something.

  • [2] September 16, 2014 at 9:43am

    @Bigun +1 – same here. I had a childhood absolutely filled with hugs, praise, support, love, and a family that is all still together to this day… however if I got out of line I got my **** whipped – and there were plenty of times I darn well deserved it. I can’t imagine that as devious a mind I had growing up (still have. lol) if my parents had not been strict and harsh with me when needed, just how differently I would have been.

  • [12] September 9, 2014 at 10:56am

    I must wholeheartedly agree – the 80′s were awesome for work, income, and expenses. That’s the key – the ratios were excellent! I might have only made $4.25 as a swing-shift manager at a grocery store in the early 80′s, BUT everything was proportional – gas was $0.68 per gallon maybe as high as $0.90 at times. THEN the 90′s hit – still a great job market, but minimum wage was forced up to like $4.75 I think it was? Gas crept over$1.25 and kept rising, food and rent steadily rose, pay rates seemed to keep up for a while and then around 95-98.. the tech industry decided… we’re just not paying techs any more money. I made the same money in 1997 that people try to offer me today! It’s kind of sick really. It takes a lot of work and perseverance to stay on top these days… in the 80′s and early 90′s – you could practically walk around and someone would just give you a job and pay you well for it. Sad.

  • September 4, 2014 at 12:10pm

    Yeah… eventually. Therein lies the problem. You allow plenty of time for the rebels to be infiltrated by other enemy forces, then hand over the arms, well guess what happens? Instead of arming the people that needed them in the first place you arm everyone and the people who are hardened militants gather ‘em up and take over. Works out nicely when you sit back and can’t make a decision doesn’t it?

  • September 4, 2014 at 11:59am

    +1 WhereDid… My wife (I count my blessings for every day) spins, knits, sews, makes entire garments and costumes for people – I haven’t purchased a new coat, gloves, or hat in years (maybe some fabric and stuff though!) and she is killer at cleaning and cooking fish and fowl. I have no idea where in the cards I was finally dealt this hand but man I’m doing whatever it takes until the day I die for this one. She’s a keeper. She may not be ‘girly’ every day, but she sure looks amazing when we get to go out every so often. I love me a woman that can take care of herself and helps to take care of *us*. Woo!

  • September 4, 2014 at 11:41am

    Bull-hockey… I’ve been flying since the 80′s. Some planes *some* of them, have gotten a bit tighter on space, but I’ve consistently flown airlines, small planes (puddle-jumpers some call them), company private small aircraft, all kinds of them and many of them are very cramped… most of them have reclining seats.
    The only problem is that people are becoming more and more intolerant and self-centered than they used to be. If someone was behind me in an airplane that was obviously tall or crammed into the back of my seat, I didn’t lean back. If there was room I leaned back and nobody ever griped – until the last 5 years or so.
    Now I just drive everywhere I possibly can, get the company to spring for a private flight whenever possible, pay an offset if possible, or just decline to go unless it is an absolute emergency.

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