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Will we start to see "Tax Tariff tax" on my receipt like the did after Obamacare was implemented?

I remember when AHS was implemented. I started to see "Obamacare" cost added to some of my medical bills. I have to ask, will there be any commercial stores willing to add a Trump Tariff cost to my receipts? I know that tariffs are not on all goods and it would be difficult to calculate which goods price increase are affected by these tariffs.

My point is some businesses think it is was acceptable to make a political statement on consumer receipts. Will the same hold through with any Republican legislation? I assume it will not.

*Edit for grammar*
Posted by clutterbox1830 | Thu May 16, 2019, 12:06 PM (2 replies)

Is there a candidate that has express going after Trump financially and legally if elected?

I'll be honest, I have not fully reviewed at all the candidates yet or watched all town halls primaries. However, I don't see many "flame-thrower" even in this gigantic field. I do see almost all candidates discuss about this administration terrible policies and ways to reverse them. There are some candidates talk about impeachment from the Mueller investigation and some minor accusation of being a racist. However, I'm looking for a candidate that will take on this bully of a president personally and financially. Is there a candidate that said that they will investigate or cooperate in all investigations committed by Trump, his family, and his administration? Is there a candidate that has stated that take will make it their goal to reveal all of Trump's financial history and crimes? Is there a candidate willing to call him an idiot on camera and not sugarcoat it?

Yes, there are so many other issues that the president has to deal with, however, I do not want a candidate to push aside the crimes of this administration. I am tired of the Democratic party being push overs and negotiate to right wing demands "so that the country can heal." There might be a candidate like that and I have not paid that much attention. If so, I'll be voting for them. Please tell me there is a candidate like that.
Posted by clutterbox1830 | Tue Apr 23, 2019, 07:00 PM (9 replies)

Typhoon Lan expected to reach Cat 4 or 5 wind speeds as it approaches Japan

Source: accuweather.com

Lan is expected to strengthen significantly this week while tracking northward over the open waters of the western Pacific Ocean.
This track over very warm water with low wind shear will allow the cyclone to become a typhoon with an intensity equal to that of a major hurricane in the Atlantic and eastern Pacific oceans.

There is a chance for Lan to become a super typhoon between Friday and Sunday as it passes east of Taiwan and Japanís Ryukyu Islands.
A super typhoon contains sustained winds of at least 241 km/h (150 mph) and is the equivalent of a strong Category 4 or 5 hurricane.

Read more: https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/lan-to-strengthen-into-dangerous-typhoon-approach-japan-this-weekend/70003024

Southeast Asia has been hit hard recently. Typhoon Khanun killed at least 72 in and around Vietnam over this past weekend.
Tropical storm Lan formed shortly afterwards and is expected to gain strength and become a super typhoon as it approaches. Current projections also has the storm size to be very big. Remnants of the storm are expected to reach Alaska.
Posted by clutterbox1830 | Mon Oct 16, 2017, 11:08 PM (2 replies)

Hurricane Nate expect to be upgraded to a Category 2 at landfall.

Source: CNN

Hurricane Nate was expected to be a Category 2 storm when it makes landfall overnight southeast of New Orleans, the National Hurricane Center said in its 11 a.m. ET Saturday advisory.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/07/us/hurricane-nate-forecast/index.html

It looks like this storm has strengthen and will become a Category 2 storm at landfall. The Wind speed is expected to reach 105 mph near or at New Orleans. Stay safe.
Posted by clutterbox1830 | Sat Oct 7, 2017, 12:11 PM (3 replies)

Daily Weather Update (9/17). Hurricane, Typhoon, Tropical Storm projections - No way Jose!

A thread about the latest on world weather and Hurricane/Typhoon/TS status and projections as of 9/17. You can check the storm projections yourself with the following link:
ECMWF (aka European Model)
GFS (aka American Model)

Hurricane Jose
Jose, a Category 1 hurricane in the western Atlantic, will continue to produce dangerous high surf and rip currents as it moves parallel to the Eastern Seaboard in the upcoming week.

As of right now, both models has this storm doing a second "loopy-loop" off the US Atlantic coast. Both models also show this storm closer to the US than the previous day. The models differs on where/when this will occur. The European model projects that this maneuver will occur on Wednesday and just south of long island. The American model projects that this maneuver later in the next and further off the coast. In either case, expect high rip currents and possible flood near the New Jersey shorelines and the surrounding states.


Tropical Storm Maria
Atmospheric conditions are favorable for Maria to strengthen, and it could become a hurricane as early as Sunday. Maria could then grow into a dangerous major hurricane (Category 3 or stronger) as it passes through the northeast Caribbean Islands by midweek due to a combination of low wind shear, a moist atmosphere and warm ocean temperatures.


The latest projections from by the European model do not look promising. This storm is expected to hit the eastern Caribbean islands late on Mondays. It will continue drift towards the island of Dominican Republican and towards the US afterwards.

Other parts of the world outside the US.

Typhoon Talim
Typhoon Talim made landfall on Japanís Kyushu island Sunday, spurring authorities to call for the evacuation of tens of thousands of residents amid record rainfalls measured in some areas.
Typhoon Talim had made landfall at Minami-Kyushu around 11.30 am local time (8 am Indian time) packing winds with a speed of up to 162 kilometres an hour. After the landfall, it was downgraded to a storm.

Tropical Storm Norma
Norma was 185 miles (300 kilometers) south of Cabo San Lucas and moving north at 5 mph (7 kph) late Saturday night, with forecasters saying it could approach waters southwest of the peninsula late Sunday or early Monday.
Posted by clutterbox1830 | Sun Sep 17, 2017, 11:35 AM (3 replies)

Weather Update (9/16). Hurricane, Typhoon, Tropical Storms projection

A thread about the latest on world weather and Hurricane/Typhoon/TS status and projections as of 9/15. You can check the storm projections yourself with the following link:
ECMWF aka European Model
GFS aka American Model

Hurricane Jose
Jose, a Category 1 hurricane in the western Atlantic, will produce dangerous high surf and rip currents as it nears the Eastern Seaboard in the upcoming week. Winds as high as tropical storm force are possible from North Carolina northward...
At this time, the majority of forecast guidance still shows Jose curling north, then northeast sufficiently to the east of the U.S. East Coast to avoid direct inland impacts.

This is a very slow moving storm as it drift up the NE coast. As it moves North-eastward expect this storm to move back to Tropical Storm status. As of right now, projections has this storm grazing the eastern islands of Ma. The European and American model differ on the long term forecast of this storm.

Tropical Storm Maria
Tropical Storm Maria is expected to move in a more west-northwestward direction over the next few days and may approach the Leeward Islands late Monday.

This storm is expected to be upgraded to a Hurricane level status. It projected to hit the already beaten down Eastern Caribbean islands. The European and American models differ on the long projections of this storm, but expect the storm to drift closer to the US.

Other parts of the world outside the US.

Typhoon Talim
Southwestern parts of Japan were bracing on Saturday for further heavy rain and high winds as Typhoon Talim moved closer to the countryís main islands...The typhoon has weakened to tropical storm strength, according to international storm forecaster

Typhoon Doksuri
A typhoon tore a destructive path across central Vietnam on Friday, flooding hundreds of thousands of homes, whipping off roofs and knocking out power in the countryís most powerful storm in years...Four people were killed, more than 5,000 houses were submerged, 19 collapsed and nearly 24,000 houses in Ha Tinh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue provinces were damaged, the disaster agency said in a report.

Tropical Storm Norma
A tropical storm warning was issued on Saturday for the southern Baja California peninsula as Hurricane Norma churns in the Pacific Ocean, the National Hurricane Center said...According to the NHC forecasts, Norma could hit southern parts of Baja California near to its popular tourist resorts by Monday
Posted by clutterbox1830 | Sat Sep 16, 2017, 06:47 PM (2 replies)

Weather Update (9/15). Hurricane, Typhoon, Tropical Storms projections

A thread about the latest on world weather and Hurricane/Typhoon/TS status and projections as of 9/15. You can check the storm projections yourself with the following link:

Tropical Storm Jose
Tropical Storm Jose, meandering the past few days in the Bermuda Triangle, will be an increasing high surf generator, and a close brush with the U.S. East Coast cannot yet be ruled out next week. Jose could be a life-threatening rip current risk as it near the eastern seaboard next week.

TS Jose projection has now shifted closer to the US and will strengthen back to Hurricane Cat 1 status. It is still possible this storm may hit NYC or NE area as a Tropical Storm/Depression.

Unnamed Storm
Tropical Depression 14 formed in the Atlantic overnight ...the NHC estimates its chances of becoming our next named storm are 80%

If named, "Tropical Storm Lee", is headed to the Caribbeans. It is unknown at this time the future strength of this storm until later this weekend.

Other parts of the world outside the US.


Typhoon Talim
Talim is forecast to approach Kyushu as typhoon with winds equivalent to a Category 1 hurricane in the Atlantic...Luckily, Talim will weaken more quickly once interacting with the mountainous terrain over southern Japan. This will bring a rapid decrease in damaging wind speeds. However, despite weakening, Talim will still bring a dose of heavy, tropical rainfall.

This storm hit Taiwan and mainland China equivalent to a TS. It is now battering Japanese southern islands and it's headed for mainland Japan. Note, there has been wildly inaccurate reports on the strength of this storm. It's likely this storm will be equivalent to Cat 1 or Cat 2 as it approaches mainland Japan.

Typhoon Doksuri
Weather forecasters said the heavy rain is likely an effect of Typhoon Doksuri near Vietnam, which has displaced some 100,000 people so far.

Landfall on the Coast of Vietnam on Friday as it make its way towards the north of Thailand and Cambodia over the weekend equivalent to a TS.

Hurricane Max and Tropical Storm Norma
Max became a hurricane on the southern side of Mexico. This system made landfall as a Category 1.
Just to the northwest of Max is Norma, which became a tropical storm Thursday morning. Norma, could again put Mexico on alert for tropical moisture for the weekend...Norma is likely to become a hurricane as it churns in the warm waters of the East Pacific.

Posted by clutterbox1830 | Fri Sep 15, 2017, 06:12 AM (2 replies)

Buying a house with an underground pool. Is it worth it?

I live in SW Pa and looking to purchase a house with gf. We found a decent house and it has a gigantic underground pool in the backyard. Overall, the rest of the house is good/fair and it is in a decent area. The house itself is a little pricey, but hoping to negotiate a bit if it comes to that.

My question are pool worth the trouble in SW PA area where I assume weather permits only get a good 20-30 days use of it? I know this depends on the person's attitude on having it. We swim on occasion but are not avid swimmers and we have no kids or expected to in the future. I'm pretty sure I can find a cheaper home without one. Can someone with a pool at their home indicate if there are untold issues/cost on having one beside the maintenance and additional water/sewage cost?
Posted by clutterbox1830 | Wed Sep 6, 2017, 10:13 PM (31 replies)

If Irma hits Mar-a-lago wouldn't that be funny.

Coincidence or is it a sign?

Not that I want the hurricane to hit US at all.
Just wondering if Pat Robinson or Fox News will mention it.

Quick funny story. I was stuck at camp with some religious and Trump supporters early this weekend. The topic of Irma came up and one of them mention it was a sign from God and he is not happy with the US. I blurred out "yeah, god is not happy that we elected Trump." They dismissed it quickly. I said that if Irma hit Marlo Largo then you know it is true. We laugh and they said okay. Funny that when I told this joke, early projections had the hurricane missing the US or possible skimming the Carolinas. Also projecting a hurricane to hit 1 specific spot is extremely low anyways. Not that I want the hurricane to hit US, but it would be nice to rub it in their faces.

Posted by clutterbox1830 | Mon Sep 4, 2017, 07:54 PM (16 replies)

As White Nationalist in Charlottesville Fired, Police Never Moved


(Note, this article might have been already post, but I did not see it and wanted to share it.)

A white Nationalist openly fires a gun in the direction of an anti-protester during the Charlottesville rally and cops do nothing until after the event. Can you imagine if this happened at a BLM event? The cops would have at least immediately arrested the individual there and it would have been justified. Police needs to protect all individuals and not coddle these right wing sympathizers.

Please share on social media.
Posted by clutterbox1830 | Sun Aug 27, 2017, 03:40 AM (1 replies)
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