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On 1/1/2018 at 8:35 AM, notme said:

We are starting the year with temperature too cold for the heat pump to work! My toes froze! (Not really, but it's a bit chilly here.)

New Years Eve, -38C, New years day, a balmy -7. 2018 is already better than 2017. 

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6 minutes ago, Son of Placid said:

New Years Eve, -38C, New years day, a balmy -7. 2018 is already better than 2017. 

My God.

It was like a freezer or something ? 

And did you hear Trump saying the cold weather is a sign that Global Warming is good.

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21 hours ago, Son of Placid said:

New Years Eve, -38C

Pah, that's barely plug-in-the-car weather. :coffee:

I think it might've dropped to a nighttime low of -50 degrees with the windchill here last week.

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16 minutes ago, Gaius I. Caesar said:

You have to dress really well and be as resilient as a lion.

And stay inside and hope the electricity doesn't go out! 

And if you've got a heat pump, be sure to have a backup heat source. We've got portable electric space heaters, so a power outage would be quite uncomfortable for us. So far the winds here are not terrible. 

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2 hours ago, Gaius I. Caesar said:

@yusur317 @notme @Islandsandmirrors @repenter @Hassan- @IbnSina @Sisterfatima1

Don't worry about me, I am safe and sound, alhamdullilah but I'm currently experiencing a blizzard with hurricane force winds. It is a pretty wild experience, it has been happening since 7 a.m. I didn't realize it was that bad until I looked outside of the front door. It's the kind of cold that chills the bones.

Fast winds are slamming

Against the wooden shingles;

White death kissed the ground

You have to dress really well and be as resilient as a lion.

Gaius, I hope this all is resolved soon! I’m so sorry to hear about the blizzard. Keep us updated. 

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3 hours ago, Gaius I. Caesar said:

The neighbor next food's power went out, there's a pretty good chance that ours will too. I hope that I am wrong, insha'Allah.

Here's some tips incase you need them.

From Arctic Warfare School: your body will adjust in 3 days; to have water pack snow into a container and place it inside your coat under your arm it will melt

An old infantry trick: if you have to go outside for any length of time and you do not have snow boots, take thin plastic -like SaranWrap, food wrap, newspaper's plastic wrap- and put this over your toes by wrapping ~one layer around the ball of your foot and then fold the remainder under your toes. NO more of your foot can be so encased. Then slide it into your shoe or boot.

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1 hour ago, hasanhh said:

Observation:  Massachusetts and Connecticut inundated by ice flows and associated flooding.

 Conclusion: The Effects of Global Warming.

:hahaha:

:cry:"l knew it. Sniff sniff.  Boston Mayor says it is "global warming".

Even though the flooding occurred during high-tide plus a "supermoon", and waves reportedly were "throwing" ice flows, the Boston Mayor is blaming global warming.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/01/04/mayor-walsh-sees-climate-change-warning-boston-flooding/9l6NlNKzM0Y6cOjrbyxXnI/story.html 

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FYI: Southern states do not have snow plows nor do they budget for snow removal, after all, they rarely have snow. The whole US has been in a deep freeze. Look at these temperatures from weather.com website:

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30 minutes ago, Gaius I. Caesar said:

Update: I am considering beekeeping when it begins to warm up. It's quite prolific and wholesome.

I have a family friend who keeps bees. She finds it very rewarding. She also grows a lot of fruits and flowers, so it all works together. 

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7 minutes ago, notme said:

I have a family friend who keeps bees. She finds it very rewarding. She also grows a lot of fruits and flowers, so it all works together. 

Nice, look at how much money I could make: 

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Beekeepers earn a median salary of $70,110 per year. Salaries typically start from $33,840 and go up to $119,530

Although I am not doing it solely for the money,  I feel inspired to take it as my job.

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On 1/7/2018 at 5:08 AM, hasanhh said:

France is remembering Je Sus Charlie today.

We can remember Lassana Bathily  from Mali who saved all those people.

There won't be a 'Je suis Celine' anniversary.

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He was hardly the only French writer spewing anti-Semitism during the German occupation. But while, say, Pierre Drieu La Rochelle committed suicide and Robert Brasillach was shot after the liberation, Céline escaped to Denmark and, following an amnesty, returned to France in 1951 as a free man. Understandably, for some the desire to see him punished survived his death.

On the other hand, unlike Drieu La Rochelle and Brasillach, Céline is still widely read and, along with Proust and Camus, forms the cornerstone of 20th-century French literature. And no doubt this was why earlier this year France’s Culture Ministry considered it normal to include the anniversary of his death among the significant cultural events of 2011.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/30/opinion/30iht-edriding30.html

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