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2023.05.30 17:20 EagleInternational61 Need to replace old wiring?

Hello! I recently bought a ~1910-1915 built house in Hamilton, Ontario. We're looking at getting a new fridge and range and I'm wondering if I should be replacing some of the old wiring, especially for the range.
Currently, the range is gas, but we're looking at replacing it with induction. It has a standard 120V plug, but the wall outlet is a 240V (there's some kind of plug converter plugged into it so the standard 120V range plug can plug into it). Looking at the electrical panel, there's a 40A breaker - looking at the manual for the new induction range, that seems to be sufficient.
The wiring for the fridge and stove looks like the photos attached. Specifically, here are my questions:
  1. What kind of wire is that black one for the range? There's a sticker that someone put on it that says 35A. Do I need to replace it? Parts of the jacket appear to be frayed, but nothing too extreme. I don't see any writing on the wire itself to identify it. If I replace it, do I also need to replace the breaker?
  2. The wire for the fridge is the white one in the photo labeled "#4 Fridge". On the wire, it says "Canadex NMD-3 With Ground". The condition of it appears to be okay". It's slightly frayed at some parts, but not as bad as the range wire.
Thank you!

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2023.05.30 16:51 Firm_Cloud_3278 Burning My Crêpe is open for new members!

Hello everyone!
We are Burning My Crêpe, a breton-themed camp running since 2018. But what is breton-themed, you may ask? Well, it's the world's birthplace of crepes, in the western region of Brittany, France, where two of the initial camp lead trio originated from. We offer large gifting sessions (over 2 hours) of flamed crepes & pole dancing at sunset on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, representing over 1500 crepes gifted per year.
Our little secret? The batter is made from scratch and from fresh ingredients, then flamed with a delicious orange liquor. In addition, we do have some playa shenanigans running at the camp, that could be considered extra gifting.
We are a small camp, counting 14 people today, with a pretty good diversity: almost 50/50 on male/non-male and 6 countries represented. We want to keep it small so everyone can spend time together and form a nice little group of happy burners (we have been 30+ in the past and realized it was a terrible idea for the 'camp spirit').
Who are we looking for?
What do we provide?
What don't we provide?
What do we expect in return?
Don't hesitate to reply to this post or to reach out in DM, we would then organize a conversation between you and us to get to know each other, this is very important to us :)
Thanks for reading this far!
Toupie-toupie and 1-40, BMC camp leads
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2023.05.30 16:51 Equivalent-Mix-4647 Help wanted for mac & cheese recipe

I’ve been doing this mac recipe for any big event with family and i need help on it. The taste is very good but every time i make it, it gets grainy. It starts with a stick and a half of butter, some garlic and 1/4 cup of flour. This may be where i get lost because the recipe says to cook for 5 minutes on medium, but when i did that it was pretty dark and the garlic got burnt so i had to redo it (if it helps i have a gas stove and i think the person making the recipe has an electric so idk if i need to maybe go at a lower heat?). The video says wait for the roux to bubble then add a quart of heavy cream, and a cup of whole milk and bring it to a simmer, so i do but it only takes 2-3 minutes to get to the bubbling in the roux not the 5 on the video. Then once it’s at a simmer and my heavy cream mixture has gotten to the consistency of an alfredo, i put it on the lowest heat to add in about 6 cups of cheese (sometimes i take it off the heat but by the time i put in my last cheese it doesn’t melt fully so i turn it back on low at the very end). 1 cup gouda, about half a cup of mozzarella, 1 cup monterey jack, 1 cup sharp cheddar, and about 2 cups of medium cheddar (some is left on the side for the topping along with the mozzarella). i put in the white cheeses first as i heard it’s better to put in cheese that melts quicker first (but as i’m typing it sounds like i might’ve had it the opposite way around in my head). once everything is incorporated i put my pound of noodles in with the sauce (in a 13 x 9 lasagna pan) and bake 30 mins covered, 10 uncovered (at 350 for both) then broil until i get the right color. I’m sure it probably is due to the roux, or maybe in the baking process i’m baking it for too long? any help would be appreciated. I’m also sure i might’ve said things in a confusing way so if any clarification is needed please ask and i’ll reply asap. video: https://youtu.be/shAwdHKCKJs
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2023.05.30 16:49 EagleInternational61 Need to replace old wiring?

Need to replace old wiring?
Hello! I recently bought a ~1910-1915 built house in Hamilton, Ontario. We're looking at getting a new fridge and range and I'm wondering if I should be replacing some of the old wiring, especially for the range.
Currently, the range is gas, but we're looking at replacing it with induction. It has a standard 120V plug, but the wall outlet is a 240V (there's some kind of plug converter plugged into it so the standard 120V range plug can plug into it). Looking at the electrical panel, there's a 40A breaker - looking at the manual for the new induction range, that seems to be sufficient.
The wiring for the fridge and stove looks like the photos attached. Specifically, here are my questions:
  1. What kind of wire is that black one for the range? There's a sticker that someone put on it that says 35A. Do I need to replace it? Parts of the jacket appear to be frayed, but nothing too extreme. I don't see any writing on the wire itself to identify it. If I replace it, do I also need to replace the breaker?
  2. The wire for the fridge is the white one in the photo labeled "#4 Fridge". On the wire, it says "Canadex NMD-3 With Ground". The condition of it appears to be okay". It's slightly frayed at some parts, but not as bad as the range wire.
Thank you!
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2023.05.30 16:06 OnTheEdgeOfFreedom Three long term problems

This isn’t a doomsday piece; in fact it’s sort of in opposition to the idea that we’re facing a sudden collapse. But I do think harder times are coming in the US, and for many they are already hard. I’m going to throw out problems I personally see coming, and propose some preparations. I think these are realistic concerns – you won’t see nuclear war listed here. Note these are all long term concerns – 5-50 years – but preparations should begin as soon as possible. This is mostly centered on the US, but I think some of it is universal. 1. Grid problems. The US power grid has not been well maintained, and it doesn’t help that we now have occasional radical bozos who take pot shots at substations. (There’s also the risk that a foreign adversary might launch a cyberattack that affects the grid, but I consider it unlikely – they’d get a war they don’t want, for their troubles.) I don’t think CMEs are as much of a concern as some people here think – we can see those coming – but they have caused localized disruptions in a few places over the last 50 years (Canada had problems in March of 1989, though they recovered in less than a day.) Most of the risk, in my opinion, is just more extreme weather – hurricanes, extreme heat, wildfires and ice storms can all knock our power for days. A day’s power failure is an inconvenience to most people – houses don’t freeze or cook, food doesn’t go bad, you might have to resort of a battery powered radio for entertainment. Three days, though, means food will start to go bad, and people on wells are resorting to bottled water. Some folk will literally start to go hungry by a week, and gas can be in short supply, so transportation can be hard. By two weeks, problems can get serious. Solar power is often touted as a solution. It’s a good approach, but not a panacea. Buffalo NY had a blizzard recently that immobilized the city for days, and cloud cover was persistent. Solar solutions stopped working. In some areas this is not a concern; in others, solar just isn’t workable. Preps: solar if it works for you and you can afford it. A generator if you can afford it and are willing to store gasoline or propane (10 gallons/20 pounds at least) is a go to in some areas, but it’s not a maintenance free solution. (Run a generator at least once a month for at least a half hour if it’s gasoline powered, every six months if it’s propane.) But there’s a more workable solution that often gets overlooked – be able to live without electricity entirely, when you need to. This means manual can openers, dry ice for cooling food, propane camp stoves, non-perishable food supplies, stored water, oil or propane or kerosene lamps for light, board games, thick blankets and sleeping bags, solar cookers in some areas, a bucket for sponge baths, and batteries for flashlights and radios. And if it’s practical – for folk with kids, especially in school, it isn’t always – spend a day a month without power, to test your preps. Flip the circuit breaker and get to work. The first few times you try it, you learn a lot. Will fusion come and save they day? Maybe, but fusion is at least 10 years out and no one thinks it’s going to be cheap. I would assume the worst when it comes to energy availability (and cost) in your lifetime. 2. The next pandemic These happen and they will happen again. We’ve all learned the drill. Covid took out a million plus Americans, and it took a year to really get effective mitigation going. The mitigation were phenomenal and became available in record time, and they represent a new standard for pandemics, but the human cost in terms of job loss, difficulties in getting supplies, additional expenses for some, national debt, and just plain social isolation still took a toll that no one but epidemiologists were expecting. It could be tomorrow or two hundred years, but it will happen again. It’s a rare generation that won’t see one going forward. The next one could be mild or vastly deadly; there’s no predicting that. We know the drill on this; what’s important now is passing the lessons along to the next generation. Stock masks, have a financial cushion of at least 6 months if you can, do what you can online instead of in person when pandemics hit, practice hygiene religiously. (Hand sanitizer was a minor player in the war against Covid, which turned out to be airborne, but it’s key against many diseases.) Luckily, preps for pandemics are not that different than preps for major weather events – you might get stranded in your house for 2-4 weeks during extreme peaks or lockdowns. 3. Job loss and inflation Without getting into a discussion of late-stage capitalism or general doomerism, none of which I believe in, there’s one unmistakable trend over the last few decades, and it’s that jobs are just harder to find and keep in many disciplines. It’s not just AI that’s raising questions – it’s ongoing social shifts that are moving wealth up the social ladder and making it hard to get a fair share of what’s going around. It’s international bad actors disrupting supply chains, it’s plain old advances in technology disrupting entire industries. People used to joke about using their college degrees to flip burgers – the joke is less funny today because automation is coming for burger flippers, as well as truckers, taxi drivers, farmers, marketers… Having a financial cushion that last 6 months seems like a cruel joke to many, who are having problems stocking a week’s food. But it’s never been more essential, because every social problem ripples into job losses in the end. Social unrest? Weather events? War in another part of the world? Changes in the tax code? It all affects someone’s bottom line, and long gone are the days when businesses would take the hit and protect their workers. Now workers are the first things cut. And that won’t change anytime soon. All I can suggest is, partner with neighbors to share money saving ideas, put every penny you can into whatever savings you can manage, do group buys to cut costs and have supplies on hand, and know about every social support system out there. SNAP was a lifesaver for a lot of people during the pandemic peaks. Food pantries exist in many towns and will save you money. Learn to trim electricity usage to the bone. Fight to keep medical insurance as long as you can, because there’s not many calamities worse than have to choose between skipping critical medical treatments and poverty. -- Folk will note that I didn’t list climate change. Yes, I think it’s very real. But for just about everyone, the problems show up indirectly. The southwest US is drying up, and that won’t change in your lifetime – but you’ll see it in increased water costs (inflation) and grid issues. Food choices will change – sooner or later, meat will become a luxury item and food costs in general will rise further. Diseases may spread more easily and evolve faster as climate migrations of both people and animals create new mixes of pathogens. It’s not that people will drown as oceans rise up overnight, but more areas will become more expensive to live in, as weather damage increases, insurance rates go up, more electricity gets used to compensate for temperature extremes… in the US, climate change is an economic problem... at least at first. Folk will note that I didn’t list rising fascism, which is becoming a measurable trend worldwide, and the US is in no way immune. I don’t have a prep for this: all you can do is vote, or, ultimately, move if you can. These things come in waves and all I can do is hope this one passes before we trigger much worse problems than we already have. As much as social unrest is on everyone’s mind and politics has started driving violence in the US, the prep is to get on with your life, live peaceably with your neighbor regardless of his politics or skin pigmentation, disconnect from disinformation, and vote for people who don’t tell you who you should hate. Troubles don’t come if no one starts them. Folk will note I didn’t add disinformation to the list. I actually think this is a major concern and that most people have no idea how much chaos it causes. Disinformation campaigns over Covid cost (at my own estimate) 300,000 unnecessary deaths in the US. They’re feeding extremism and causing people to turn their back on democratic institutions, like elections. In a very real way, it’s the biggest problem facing the US today, but… the only prep is don’t listen to the bullshit. And I’ve come to the conclusion that there are simply a lot of people who love to listen to bullshit and have no way to determine when they’re being lied to and manipulated. So I don’t have a prep for this. Online I block people to seem to embrace bullshit, but the problem is still out there, and I’ve come to the conclusion that people who are swept up in it, wanted to be swept up in it and there’s no cure for that. Haters gonna hate. All I can suggest is, spend more time in the garden and less online. Vegetables don’t hate anybody.
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2023.05.30 15:35 Npenz Is the government coming for your gas stove? Here's how the controversy first got cooking

I'm a reporter with USA TODAY. I wrote this story about the inside reaction at CPSC to the gas stove coverage in January via the Freedom of Information Act. Read it here with free link: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/investigations/2023/05/30/gas-stove-ban-controversy-explained/70253219007/
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2023.05.30 14:25 AlienNationSSB Alien-Nation Chapter 169: Jailbreak

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Chapter summary: Vaughn liberates a bunch of people. Elias can't sleep and makes some decisions and receives a weird offer.
Chapter Art- Vaughn's Mask, a World War One Tanker Splatter Mask

Alien-Nation Chapter 169: Jailbreak

A Leslie's Pool Supplies retail outlet made for a strange rally point for any group of people, even moreso now that the whole strip mall along what had been Concord Pike had long since closed. The stainless letters spelled the forgotten name of the shopping center, still proudly adorned the top of the diagram of blank signs ensured at least the brick obelisk was a conveniently obvious marker for the men to find and make preparations for assaulting the jail.
'Morningstar' squadron had swelled their cell's numbers to well over twenty by absorbing the miscellaneous fragments of other cells, whose skills were more generalized. The name carried over to the newly formed Strike Force by virtue of being both the largest and the lynchpin of the operation's success.
This was the largest force of the three organized groups they'd split into, each aiming to try and hit the larger jails along Route 202, the other two branches making a target list of their own. Vendetta had given them an extra half hour to at least get themselves close to in-position, but with only one shortwave had no way of knowing if they would coordinate their strike. He was a known element to everyone even if only by name. At least Elias's words stayed true; All seemed very familiar and well-practiced with their carried weaponry. More importantly, none contested his assigned leadership or questioned his orders.
Vaughn cradled the RPG he'd been given, eyeing the well-lit building just over the carefully landscaped hill. The last had been over a half hour ago. The box-mart across the old highway was the temporary headquarters of the repositioned Troop One, after the suburbs near Camp Death had been cleared, likely soon to be repositioned again. But the size of the old box-mart seemed to indicate several things, that it was largely indefensible, could contain a fair few prisoners, and by its proximity to Camp Death, could be useful to strike regardless.
The flow of traffic was unusually heavy for being well before the crack of dawn. Perhaps people were trying their luck getting up old 202 to try and reach the border that way, after having no luck along other closed border checkpoints. There was a feeling of self-consciousness in carrying heavy weapons out in the open along a suburban highway most had driven along during peacetime, the juxtaposition of old familiar environment and newly familiar activity showing just how much their lives had changed. Moreso as cars rolled along it like it was a Friday night of olde, the two lives- old and new, bumping shoulders for a moment.
"You ready?" He asked, snapping them back to the present.
Mutters of assent was good enough. Haltingly, everyone in the mishmashed strike team moved toward the precinct's bright lights, taking advantage of the long shadows and occasional noise of the passing cars.
It was an unassuming building, the repurposed garrison made out of some retail outlet built back in the turbulent seventies, all brick and little else but tiny glass doors, with not even windows for the occupants to know the impending violence had been approaching. What era will this be known as? Early Imperial? Resistance? Revolutionary? Wondered the teen, as he leveled it at the lobby. Good? Bad? Hell, I'm just the man with the gun.
Everyone levelled their weapons as once, and Vaughn held a hand high. "We're here to liberate the prison, not blow it sky high," he chuckled. It was hardly armored or reinforced- or at least, so it seemed to him. And if it was, then the Data Center had shown the virtue of striking the same spot with concentrated fire beat showering it with dispersed impacts.
At least the glass door looked normal enough. "Bump and grind, forward. Forward!" He hissed. "Aim at that- there- the front door." Easy enough for the homemade launcher to hit, and these were arguably of the lowest utility if things went sideways. Elias had taught him asset management well- it was a waste to throw your best equipment at a stationary target. While the design was tried-and-tested, Vaughn still took a few steps away.
The improvised launcher let out a metallic clunk, and with a surprisingly subdued noise and recoil the projectile was sent tumbling freely, end over end, the cap blown clean off the improvised launcher. A second later, the giant projectile more than made up for it as the round smashed through the glass door, taking the automatic door slightly off the rails and bowing slightly inward- before then blowing both them and a hail of glass fragments outward as the detonation went off inside the main lobby.
Someone in a security forces uniform staggered out.
"Infantrymen, Fire!" Vaughn roared to the infantrymen, most of Morningstar dutifully restraining themselves as a hail of bullets sprayed into the storefront and even stitched up the exterior brickwork. Clearly, some insurgents were better trained than others judging by the tracer rounds and slowly tapering off rounds.
"Advance and reload! Morningstar, spread out and cover!"
The smoke and dust was subdued, at least for now, and left them with a surprisingly clear view into the front entrance. Red streaks were painted up on the wall, black and grey of smoke-dusted debris mixed in like a spin-art collage.
The lobby's contents were an absolute shambles- everything set on a ledge had been knocked about, including the ledges and desks themselves. The security forces inside responded by charging out the main doors to follow just a second later.
A hail of gunfire met them, most of the armored troopers flinching reflexively, their armor plates overlapping and protecting their wearer. A few reflexively tried returning fire despite the harsh stings of rounds tugging on the mix of fabric, bulletproof weave, and shattering off the neosteel plate they wore. The gunfire never let up on those unfortunate few who had charged out from their cover, the complete lack of coordination, dissimilar reloading times from infantry with unequal amounts of time spent with their weapons. Effective equipment and enthusiasm was undercut by poor training, surprise, and total lack of a plan to counter being outnumbered. Morningstar, on the other hand, had the numbers, the angle, and the element of surprise.
One by one the Security Forces lay flat. Either they were dead, had the fight knocked out of them, or were trying to present as minimal target as they could while they lined up their own rifles to return fire. It was hard to say for certain what the intent was, but the outcome was little different. Round after round continued pouring into them from dozens of unevenly sized magazines, an RPG or two sending the bodies of any who tried opening fire tumbling, their limbs likely held on by the durable material underneath. When they landed, their bodies folded like misshapen laundry, pressed into unnatural shapes with the wearer still inside.
The whole front engagement was over in less than a minute. A pale, non-gauntleted hand waved frantically from behind a shattered brick front, red streaking down the fingers.
"Hold!" Vaughn shouted. "Identify!" The hand continued waving, and Vaughn shoved an unwitting volunteer forward to pull the man out from behind, to reveal a man in a stained tee shirt with a dazed expression and blood dripping from a series of scratches on his cheeks, cut in like a cat's claws had raked over them.
"Civilian!" Vaughn bellowed over his ringing ears. "Any others inside?"
The man shook his head and mouthed 'no,' his voice seemingly too hoarse- perhaps from having spent an untold amount of time screaming.
The man was wrong- there were, or at least 'had been' more security forces inside. A sudden blast and the tinkering of shrapnel caused Vaughn to duck, then charge forward, his improvised explosive launcher discarded, swinging his shotgun around from his back to rest in his hands. A Technical had tried to leave via a service bay exit, apparently not even managing to round the corner before an RPG wielded by a Morningstar veteran had upended the uparmored pickup as it pulled out.
A survivor crawled from the wreckage, and Vaughn sprinted forward, pressing the barrel against the shivering man's temple as he raised his empty hands. The wet splatter kicked high, and Vendetta checked for any other survivors, the smoking tip of his shotgun wafting grey in the fluorescent tubes of the old retail outlet.
The technicals were indeed tough, he noted, but the round seemed to have flown into a wheel well, bypassing the plating. No one else inside seemed to be moving- yet still, he made certain. There'd be no theatrics of announcing himself to an enemy who played dead by standing in the open and giving orders, letting them try and exact some measure of revenge, or gasping out some warning to the shil'vati. No, a strike was to be calculated, and that calculation was to be total.
Two minutes later and a clear picture of the aftermath had emerged. Over five hundred prisoners rescued from the cells, cramped together like sardines, hastily erected concrete laid in a grid backstopping a prefab prison. PVC pipes ran from room to room for toilets no less roughshod in their construction, set straight into the dirty linoleum. Quite a few of the prisoners were deafened somewhat. The skeleton crew of Security Forces personnel hadn't stood a chance- supposedly, most were out, working from some kind of list, or perhaps had finished their shift after a long day of throwing people into prison.
Vaughn gestured with the shotgun. "There's your exit, people. If you're still undecided about the Shil'vati, then this was your wake-up call. If you're still undecided about us, then I'm not sure what to tell you. We just risked our lives to save yours. You want to pay it back? You can either pay it forward by helping us with the next prison, or you can help the Emperor of Mankind. Blankets, food, water, soldiers, guns, ammo, whatever you've got that you think might help. He hasn't said it, but I reckon you all owe him, if you've got a decent bone in your body, you'll at least bring him something, offer to try and help. If you want, you can listen in on the radio for instructions, and if you haven't got a shortwave, I'll separate off a few from our strike squad who can fill you in and get you there, if you feel like chipping in on the war effort."
Vaughn lowered the shotgun, taking a shell off his bandoleer and loading it in to replace the one he'd fired.
"That went well," Parker remarked. "And not a bad speech. Short, to the point, and all that. Honestly, I wish I'd brought a whole crew. One for the close-up on that impact. But, uh, that execution..."
"Completely necessary," Vaughn snapped, irritatedly. "That guy was fatally wounded. Putting him out of his misery was an act of mercy. And you'll remember to narrate that, if you got that on film."
"Of course." Parker didn't deny where he'd been aiming the camera- saving Vaughn at least the headache of reviewing the footage, and then having to kill Parker, if it turned out he'd been lying.
"I'm starting to think of these jail cells as something more like a pinata full of prizes. Namely, insurgents and good PR," he muttered. Truth be told, he'd wanted more of a fight. Vaughn pulled the radio from his pocket, and sent out the broadcast. "Done here. 202 North has been cleared. About four fifty good to go in some sense of the word, though where's anyone's guess. Tried sending them your way, don't know if they'll take it. Another fifty will need medical treatment. No casualties on our end. Surprise was total. We've got pictures. No enemies taken prisoner."
Vendetta stared around the lobby, an idea slowly dawning on him.
"Hey! Hey hey hey! Snag armor off any of the ones that you can. Grab any goods that are stocked up, and arm up anyone who says they're headed to Camp Death with the weapons the guys had here. Come on, we can't stay too long here. You-" he pointed at a man who had held down the trigger on his rifle, spraying the building at full auto. "-You're fucking useless at fighting. Gather up the ones who are able and willing to fight, get them packed into a civilian-style police cruiser, and drive them on over to Camp Death. Everyone, help him load up. Get everything you can out of the Evidence lockers into the trunks- they can fit a lot, trust me, I'd know. Camp Death's going to need goodies. Come on, move, people, move!"
Morningstar Squadron had re-mustered on Vendetta.
"Alright, now what?" They almost seemed eager for more.
A smile crept across Vendetta's face, invisible to all as he pointed at the row of vehicle keys.
"I think it's time we hit 141 and a couple more," he muttered, pulling it off the hook. "Now...wheelman, shotgun, or turret?"

"Accidentally Cut Content"

[Author's Note: Hey Everyone. I made a really dumb mistake and included part of the next chapter in the previous one's end in my rush to get it out the door. So the first couple paragraphs will be a repeat, but this IS a new chapter. I even updated those first four or five paragraphs slightly.]
I couldn't sleep well on the cot that night. Though I noticed hours ticked by, every moment seemed to be spent tossing and turning. I even tried resting with the mask off, held in my hands, but the risk to my identity being discovered if anyone barged in caused me enough stress to worsen the situation. Eventually, I gave up, kicked the covers off and donned the mask again, making my rounds around the camp, trying to calm myself down by taking a midnight stroll. Instead, I felt eyes countless following me, and I had to force myself to stand tall for them. For the thousandth time, I thought of this as my Valley Forge.
As I patrolled, I could hear whispered prayers, muttered plans of action, and mercifully, snores. At least some were getting some sleep. I could see orange lights reflecting off the clouds from where I knew Wilmington lay. It seemed Vaughn was keeping busy, if indeed it was his handiwork.
A few shipment inspections and a routine update from a sentry later, and I felt caught up to speed. I noticed Radio from the corner of my eye, seemingly also unable to sleep.
I almost jumped a foot in the air when I felt the tap on my shoulder, only to find G-Man's mask staring into mine. How strange that such a haunting visage was a comfort to me.
"Hey. Can't sleep?" He sounded surprisingly serene. Or maybe it was just tired resignation. His hands seemed stuck in a familiar claw-like shape after holding the soldering iron for so long, and my fingers ached in sympathy. My mask's filters took much of the scent of smoke I could smell from the distant fires, but I was sure that if I wasn't wearing my mask that G-Man would smell faintly of molten silver solder. I'd wondered how we'd repaired and updated so many railguns so quickly. Now I knew what he'd put himself through.
"I can't," I confessed. "G-Man, I'm sorry what happened with your father. Hell of a birthday." I hadn't even had a chance to give him the present I'd bought him- a couple new filters, and vintage craftsman toolkit, 'from before they sold out,' as Verns had phrased it. The memory of his voice already felt distant, somehow.
"Wasn't your fault. Even if Town Hall wasn't your big idea to get them to retaliate, you know? Then they'd still have done something. But, uh, thanks for saying that. And thanks for trying to get dad out. I'll remember that." George said quietly, then the conversation ended when he turned away and went to the edge of the embankment. Just like that.
I could never quite get a read on him, but I wanted to respect his distance. Whatever he was feeling, he seemed to want to feel it alone, and to keep his own counsel on the matter.
I continued course toward Radio.
"Any word from Miskatonic?" I asked hopefully.
Radio offered a noncommittal shrug, then dropped it in a hurry, raising one hand to massage his chest. "They say 'this is your war,' but did ship us a small container."
"I saw."
I hadn't exactly expected them to line up alongside us in the trenches in their white coats, but I'd hoped they'd have had some kind of wonder drug or noxious gas we might deploy. Something toxic to the Shil'vati but not us. The best they'd given us so far were experimental bullets and toxic-tipped arrows and knives, the former of which supposedly could potentially the armor, if fired with enough force and impacted with a good angle. If true, then I supposed they might be moderately useful in an ambush, and they had helpfully included a pair of compound bows. I had conducted a pretty decent survey of the defense, but I hadn't thought to ask if any were experienced archers. I also couldn't imagine taking someone off a railgun, large caliber rifle, or even an old cannon to hand them a bow and arrow without feeling like I was somehow offering them an insult without equipping it myself, and there was better I could think to do with the remaining minutes before the Shil'vati would inevitably come looking than to practice.
They'd fallen out of favor for a reason, and it wasn't that the earliest guns outperformed bows.
They had also supplied a small cache of rifles that were more likely to pulverize than penetrate unless the armor had been compromised already. These were still appreciated, but hardly the game changer I wanted in return for all we'd sent them.
Then Radio leaned in, voice kept conspiratorially low. "They did, however, mention an exfiltration for you."
Sam had been right, I wouldn't get back anything close to the value of what I'd sent out. At least, not unless I was willing to abandon everything and everyone, to cut and run for my life. Such a decision would be the inglorious end of the revolution, spelling doom for everyone in it, and all of humanity's culture. I'd forever be remembered as a coward, if I was so lucky to be remembered at all.
"Well, I'm not going."
"Okay, but here's a real head-scratcher. Did you show them where Camp Death is? I've been careful not to broadcast our coordinates, and my little helpers haven't been talking with Miskatonic. And the person on the shortwave mentioned that the border would free up tomorrow morning, then mentioned the interstate right up against the back of our base as a meeting point. They said Last Exit Before Pennsylvania. That's right there." He jerked a thumb over his shoulder. "And I didn't mention broadcasting without a cat's paw or relay. I mean there's a chance they triangulated, but throwing together a plan that fast? Nah, man, they knew."
I searched my memory. "I'm certain that I didn't mention it to them...did Hex? She did that internship. No, wait, she got picked up and dropped off at Warehouse Base. Unless she mentioned something on the drive past? She said they were somewhere North." Now that Radio had mentioned it, I was left with a bit of a puzzle. How did they know? How much did they know about us?
"They had to have known somehow. And if they didn't know before and just figured our location out, then I bet you it's not long before the Shil'vati figure it out themselves and come sniffing," Radio resignedly threw a hand up. "Should we update the signal? Start directing people straight here?"
We had numbers, yes, but we could still do to take more in, especially if the fighting dragged on or casualties mounted higher than I projected. "How long until they're sure we're here?"
Radio yawned under his mask, the animated glass-plated mask he wore misinterpreting it with an ASCII shocked ":O" face. "We've been broadcasting all night, so, who knows?"
"Well, if it was just a signal they picked up on any random given day, how long would it typically take for the Shil'vati to muster a response?"
"Depends on the day." At my silent stare, he objected further. "They sometimes respond pretty fast to that sort of thing, but these aren't normal times, E. They used to come to check out wherever I broadcast from within an hour or two or two, but remember, they've kind of got their hands full right now thanks to Vendetta's jailbreaks. Plus, there's so many more signals." He checked the screen of his shortwave and chuckled, then lightly massaged his chest again. "I'm sure we've already gone way past."
"Alright. If we see anyone snooping around us, add our location to the broadcast. That way, anyone in the resistance or is sympathetic but isn't sure where Camp Death is can find their way here. In the meantime, though, I still think we're best not leaking it. At least with the sentries having set in the final claymores and outer defenses, we should be well-situated to ward off anything they throw at us."
"Maybe. Maybe not," George said from behind me, and I froze.
"Why not?"
He'd helped build this place. He'd know any weaknesses as well as his father.
"They might have cloaking tech, or some other means of infiltration," his voice was a dry rasp.
I shuddered thinking about it. "That's a good point," I muttered. "Assassination and recovery might be up their alley...except, I think they're terrified of what losing me might mean for their hostages."
"I'll be honest. I don't think she cares at this point," G-Man countered. I couldn't fault his gloomy disposition. I could just hope that he didn't want something bad to happen to us, to balance out that something bad had happened to him, from some weird sense of fairness.
"Think about it for a second. What happens if you die? Then what does that let her do if that happens?"
It was with a startle I realized he had a good point. Azraea had committed to a shocking all-in, something that would shake the political landscape and memories of countless denizens of the state. Months of carefully planned schemes involving carefully planned defensive patrols meant to reinforce one another, frustrate, and hinder our operations had culminated in us adapting, learning. We thought we had her beaten, especially when we destroyed her monitoring, data collection, and reporting asset in Something Else Square. Then she'd pulled something like this out of a hat, catching us totally flat-footed, rounding up who-knew how many of us before we could muster. What other assumptions had I made that were incorrect? Would she hold fire, if she knew where I was if it meant sparing the hostages? Or were they now just an 'acceptable, if regrettable' loss? When your opponent becomes unpredictable, issues arise, especially when you're counting on them to do certain things.
If it was, then I'd just done her work for her, and all of us would be dead the moment she figured out where we were, and at least the end would come faster than I knew it had arrived.
I realized I was staring up into the orange-lit cloudy night sky. I could voice none of this, not without undermining morale and potentially sparking a panic.
"If she was going to start bombarding the state, she'd have started already by now," I chuckled. "The borders are sealed, right? Why wait? Why bother trying to build some sense of dread? She's not a vampire who feeds on fear. I choose to not be afraid of what she may do. I instead intend to plan around it, to the extent that we can. Besides, if I die, what would the twins do to the hostages?"
George made a disappointed growl, his sore hands turning from awkward claws into shaking fists. "That may be the point. If the Twins do anything to the hostages in retaliation for your death, then maybe as long as she didn't pull the trigger, she thinks she'll be absolved of whatever damage their deaths mean to them."
I wasn't sure she thought that way. Heck, after months, the woman was still an absolute enigma to me. Governess Bal'shir, I understood- the flurry of speeches and photo-ops and handshakes at civic meetings with 'literally-who's-that' of 'what-community' had been carte blanche for us to grow. Ministriva was a lying snake, and once we pieced that together, I ripped her apart. But Azraea? What drove the Fleet Admiral to come down here? Duty. There wasn't any sort of hard policy she followed that I could tell, not that I knew Shil'vati military doctrine well, being an outsider such as I was. Perhaps it was the greater liberty afforded her of being both Governess and General that made it seem like her plans shifted and changed in ways that made it hard for me to keep up. Or maybe she was just at such a rank and in such a position of power to where she could make her judgment calls. If so, that begged the question: What was 'the line' for her? I had a feeling I'd somehow crossed it already. Probably Radio's tape of me fucking the Empress, if I was to be honest. Most unfair to be judged for something that hadn't been my decision, though I doubted an apology from either of us would amount to much.
I looked over to my Lieutenants. They'd helped carry me this far. I'd be foolish to ignore them now. What could I do to at least mitigate the risk that he was right, and there was someone looking to kill me, right here and now?
"Alright, fine, you've convinced me. Instruct the sentries to get the next dozen people who we intake to help patrol the inner perimeter, and to keep a watch for...well, I mean, a stealthy seven foot tall purple alien with giant tits?"
"Something invisible," George supplied.
"Alright, for anything shifting in the tall grasses that they can't immediately see- I can't really ask them to keep an eye out for something they can't see, can I?" I was suddenly too tired to think properly.
"I'll explain it," G-Man offered.
"And I'll get the sentries ready to take over the radio, explaining how it works, then I'll try heading to bed, too," Radio offered, and I realized that a yawn sounded very strange through a voice modulator- his ASCII helmet seemed to fritz out again for a second.
"I should change my sleeping quarters, too," I muttered. "They'll almost certainly check the command cabin for me, if they manage to enter. I'll pick a tunnel- uh...somewhere."
"Might be smart. Could be they'll try and take out the explosives shed, too. Make it look like an accident on our part, get rid of any hostages, and then get a free pass to exact vengeance on the state. Got anywhere in mind?"
I thought to myself. Where might be a good resting area? There were many tunnels that led to bunkers, firing outposts, and even to stowage areas. Any one of them might do in theory, but I knew of one that overlooked one of the two streams that ran along the side of Camp Death. I didn't want to situate myself either too low to where I was on the very front of the lines- why make an assassin's job even easier by putting myself on the perimeter, after all? But the creek should make a pleasant bit of white noise- and also get me away from the center shed. "Probably facing North, along Perkins run. G-Man, you look absolutely dead on your feet. Get some rest if you can, you've certainly done enough and gone through enough for today."
"There's...still things to do."
"There always will be. If the others are finished doing their repairs, lock the shed," I muttered. "I know the hostages are in there, so post a sentry or two there, too, to watch over the entrance. You're right that she may try some kind of underhanded tactic." It wouldn't do much if they decided to set charges against the side or something, and the subsequent explosion would be, in a word, 'cataclysmic'. "This was supposed to be a relaxing walk to help me rest..." I scratched at my chin under the mask, feeling the beginnings of the few scratchy hairs that had grown since I'd last shaved, and feeling the cool fresh air without the filter as the wind kicked up.
"Sorry," G-Man offered sheepishly. "I'll go tell 'em."
While he ambled off, I followed Radio back to his pile of equipment.
"Before we split then, one last thing."
"Yeah?" Radio asked.
"Have we recovered Verns?" I asked Radio. "Any word?"
"No, not that I've heard," Radio confessed. "Vendetta's been mostly quiet, I think to hide his heading from anyone who might be listening, but I know that he's struck at least three jails and counting. Some of the ones he's freed are trickling up to us here on foot, and it seems he and Morningstar are acting like a human wrecking ball. The troops are calling it Operation Smash-and-Grab."
"Smash-and-grab," I laughed, thinking of the pun. "I like it. Do we have a more recent headcount?"
"Sam said we've got enough to last about three days of continuous, round-the-clock fighting with the hundreds of people we have here. If we get a resupply run- well, I suppose it would depend upon how big a hole gets blasted in the encirclement. Or, well, something to that effect. Look, man, I'm 'Radio', not 'Telephone,' and I don't have the head for this logistics shit that you two do. You want to talk to Sam, you get the man on the radio yourself, or ask one of the Sentries I'm sticking here to manage the comms. Point being, you try and get hold of him. I'm done for the night."
I could have said something witty back, but it felt counterproductive, and would only delay the sleep I was now well overdue for.
"I've got an idea for an update. The ones Vendetta's letting loose? They can gather supplies and wait for the signal to reinforce, or to agitate, or can organize people into a more focused group, one that can punch through whatever blockade they try and form up. It'll also force the Shil'vati to not concentrate forces on our back door-" I pointed back at the interstate. "Even if they clear them out, the opportunity for us to encircle and destroy and then break out is too high for them to really try to do a mass deployment along our back." Sam was, I knew, something of a career criminal. Able to rub elbows with the worst elements of humanity. He was a facilitator, I knew, not really a leader. "Can you tell him-"
Radio was already fiddling with the dial. "Already on it," he muttered. "Lotta profit in looting, should be easy for him to steer people with that, or something. Get some sleep, E."
I went up to a sentry, requisitioned a sleeping bag someone had helpfully brought, went into a trench and told him where I'd be if I was needed. I waved to Radio, and crawled into the gunnery tunnel, almost stepping on another four people already laying in it. I loosened my laces, clutched my sheathed knife, and fell into a fitful sleep.
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2023.05.30 14:22 WilliamKallio [Election] [RETRO] 2023 Dutch Snap Election

September-February, 2023-2024 Netherlands


Pieter Omtzigt, BBB Gambit Succeeds, Van der Plas Enters into Negotiations for Right-Wing Coalition, PvdA-Groenlinks Form Opposition, Rutte Announces Retirement from National Politics

In the aftermath of the earlier Provincial elections, Senate elections, and the failed Senate coalition talks, the Mark Rutte was faced with no option but to dissolve the Cabinet and call for snap elections in November. With two months to campaign so early after the Senate election, Rutte hoped to achieve several things. The first was exposing the BBB's growing pains as it barely has had half a year to govern the provinces and had to build a Senate list from scratch (though so far, it appears the BBB has done better at vetting its list than the FvD, as they are showing unity), force Pieter Omtzigt to either burn himself out on creating his own political faction or join an existing party (almost certainly the BBB) and throw a wrench in their unity, and take advantage of the PvdA-Groenlinks weaker than average polling after negotiating for so long with the Rutte IV Cabinet. Still, Rutte faces an extremely uphill battle to continue governing the country as the nitrogen bill, cost of living, and the probable likelihood that even if the VVD was the formateur, getting a Rutte V cabinet would be extremely difficult. Still, Rutte can rely on one shining beacon in this mess, his foreign policy. He can tout successes in Ukraine as well as showing some independence from the EU, which will likely form the basis of his re-election campaign. Meanwhile, the main two opponents for first, the PvdA-Groenlinks coalition and the BBB, have their own set of challenges to face as they prepare to present themselves as competent, functional alternatives to another Rutte Cabinet. In addition to that, the Dutch political scene is greatly fractured, and the Christian vote has been thrown into chaos by the actions of the Christian Union, while many smaller left and right wing parties will draw precious votes away from the main three contenders. Finally, there is the curious case of Pieter Omtzigt and what he plans to do this election.

Pieter Omtzigt's Decision

Pieter Omtzigt is something of a lightning rod in the Netherlands, he first came to major prominence uncovering the childcare benefits scandal in 2019, which led to the downfall of the Rutte III Cabinet in 2021. In 2020 he failed to become the leader of his former party, Christian Democratic Appeal, which led to a chain of events wherein it was revealed that many members of the CDA and the Rutte IV Cabinet had secretly been badmouthing him and his work, calling him unstable, a jerk, and a psychopath, among other things. This eventually led to him leaving the CDA and taking a leave of absence from House of Representatives and suffering burnout, though he recovered and return to his seat later in 2021. In the intervening two years, Omtzigt has continued to be a very popular politician, with polling indicating that if he formed a political party, it would far and away win first place in any general election. Projections from early 2023 even saw the possibility of a 33 seat win if he stood with his own party, or a 53 seat victory if he stood with the BBB. While Omtzigt earlier had ruled out joining the BBB and seemed to prefer forming his own political party, the sudden collapse of the Rutte IV Cabinet has seemingly axed this plan, as though Omtzigt had been working behind the scenes to build a sufficient list and begin working towards a 2025 run, having that process sped up to the time between September and November means he almost certainly would suffer burnout if he went it alone.
The BBB, fresh off being the plurality party of the Senate, holding many provincial governorships, and having high polling numbers in its own right, is the next logical option for Omtzigt. His bargaining position is good as they already agree on many domestic and foreign policies, and Caroline van der Plas has signaled multiple times that the BBB would be receptive to his entrance. As such, it was perhaps not the most surprising thing when Omtzigt decided that coopting the existing infrastructure of the BBB would be his best bet to affecting the change he most desperately wanted to see in Dutch governance and transparency. In the midst of the BBB preparing its candidate list, campaign strategy, and expanding itself outside of just the nitrogen issue and protest votes, a call from Omtzigt was most welcome.
In late September, Pieter Omtzigt officially joined the BBB, having had a large say over its agenda and campaign promises, as well as having his share of candidates added to the BBB list. Polling immediately surged for the BBB, stoking fears among the left and centre that they could be facing a 40 or 50 seat strong BBB. The deal was mutually beneficial for both parties, as Omtzigt added many of his own ex-CDA allies to the BBB lists and was granted much oversight over the platform, while also getting access to the funding and infrastructure of the BBB, while the BBB and Caroline van der Plas had major increases in polling in return for policy concessions that were largely already aligned. Owing to Omtzigt's prior burnout, a governing arrangement where Omtzigt will lead the BBB in the House (and have significant sway with any BBB Cabinet) while van der Plas would be the formateur of any BBB Cabinet (owing the Dutch system of government, cabinet members cannot also be in the House, allowing such a situation as to be workable). While Omtzigt would have preferred his own party, even he must admit it is much easier to work with the already established BBB and the BBB's willingness to adopt his positions engenders confidence in the long-term feasibility of such an arrangement.

The Campaign Trail - BBB

The marriage of Omtzigt and the BBB had another positive for the BBB, it now had a good foundation to branch out of being a party primarily centred around the nitrogen issue and being a party of protest, and instead focus its efforts on firmly establishing itself as a mainstream political voice. In early October, the BBB was polling at over 30% of the popular vote, and was projected to obtain 45-55 seats in most polls, which would be the largest plurality since the 1970s, if not the largest in history. Omtzigt and van der Plas shared the spotlight quite well, with Omtzigt able to focus on the issues he was passionate about, while van der Plas did the brunt of genuine campaigning, which allowed Omtzigt to keep a manageable workload. Meanwhile, the BBB's administrative staff were busy building a comprehensive and sound list, comprised of Omtzigt's followers and BBB loyalists. The consensus of the election was that the election was the BBB's to lose, and so the BBB focused on a positive campaign that attempted to solidify the party as a constructive centre-right populist party.
The actual platform and main campaign focuses of the BBB were a mishmash of Omtzigt's transparency and pensions goals, as well as more traditional BBB goals. Being a rural focused party, as well as one with a significant portion of pensioners supporting it, the main three planks of the party were pension reforms, electoral reforms, and transparency in governance. Omtzigt led the effort with pensions and transparency, calling for an end to the Rutte Cabinet's "misguided and fantasy reforms" that he argued did not at all address the inflation crisis of the decade, while calling for a major overhaul of the transparency of the Dutch government. Particularly, he has called for expansive whistleblower protection legislation, repealing Article 120 of the Constitution to allow judicial review of laws, and proactively releasing models and data by which Dutch ministries and the government come to formulate laws. Caroline van der Plas led the more rural-focused call for electoral reform, arguing for creating a dual list and district system for the House, creating multi-member districts so as to allow Dutch citizens a great say in who represents them locally, while still allowing smaller parties to gain seats in the list votes. Of course, van der Plas was more focused on the bread and butter of the BBB, nitrogen and climate reforms. She railed hard against the Rutte Cabinet's nitrogen bill, as well as its wind and solar measures, though has further outlined the BBB climate policy. She argues that rooftop solar power, modernizing Borssele with new reactors, and building two new nuclear power plants is better than using vast areas solely for wind and solar energy collection, though she has also dropped the opposition to making homes gas free by 2050 and has reaffirmed her wishes to keep LNG production closed in Groningen. She also calls for reducing environmentally protected lands and focusing on rail travel instead of car or air travel.
Outside of Omtzigt's pet policies and the traditional BBB policies, the BBB has also focused on expanding its list and utilizing existing politicians to promote a plethora of different policies that appeal to non-traditional (or those who primarily support the BBB to protest Rutte IV) voting groups for the BBB. For example, the BBB has come out in favor of expanding the defense budget to 2.5% of the GDP and giving Ukraine the soon to be retired F-16s of the Dutch Royal Air Force. The party has supported introducing one year of mandatory civil service for young Dutch, to be served either in one go or over 4 summers, to appeal to the elderly and middle aged voters who have been clamoring for a return to conscription. Conversely, to appeal to the younger generation, the BBB has proposed immediately reintroducing the basisbeurs college grant system and abolishing the loan system, as well as forgiving the equivalent of what those who given loans would've been given by the old system, as well as reducing the amount of foreign student visas given out, all of which has found tremendous support among the 15-30 age group. The BBB has also focused on organized by coming out in favor of legalizing the large scale production of marijuana while also cracking down on organized crime, specifically the drug trafficking rings operating in the port cities. Finally, the BBB has tried to brandish its right-wing credentials by calling for reducing the amount of non-EU migration and asylum seekers flowing into the country, while calling for further subsidization of housing (while also introducing a mildly leftist policy point by calling for self-occupancy requirements so as to reduce housing speculation).

The Campaign Trail - Everyone Else

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Prime Minister Mark Rutte quickly found his gambit to call for a very sudden snap election backfiring, as the BBB seemed to weather campaigning and merging with Omtzigt quite well. Even the left seemed to be doing quite well as the PvdA-Groenlinks's campaign saw them polling as second only to the BBB. The other minor parties stayed largely stagnant, as most right wing protest voters went with the BBB, while PvdA-Groenlinks courted much of the left, though invariably there'd be over dozen parties represented in the lower house. The debates saw van der Plas come out on top as she focused on substantiative issues while others focused on attacking Rutte IV, resulting in the BBB looking like policy-focused and engaged politicians in comparison. Rutte himself didn't do poorly, but his campaign was already floundering as the BBB-Omtzigt alliance was rolling through everything.

The Results

Party Seats Coalition Popular Vote PV %
BBB 48 3,195,841 30.6%
PvdA-Groenlinks 19 (9 for Groenlinks, 10 for Labour) 1,295,750 12.4%
People's Party for Freedom and Democracy 17 Rutte IV 1,144,319 11%
Democrats 66 12 Rutte IV 826,818 7.9%
Party for Freedom 9 652,830 6.3%
Party for the Animals 6 449,183 4.3%
JA21 6 443,674 4.3%
Volt 6 422,346 4.0%
Socialist Party 6 398,613 3.8%
Christian Democratic Appeal 5 Rutte IV 381,649 3.7%
Christian Union 5 350,261 3.4%
Forum for Democracy 5 342,569 3.3%
Reformed Political Party 3 210,248 2%
DENK 2 210,248 1.9%
BIJ1 1 74,256 0.7%
Other 0 54,509 0.5%

Coalition Formation & the Aftermath

In the immediate aftermath of the election, Mark Rutte announced his official retirement from politics once his caretaker government is replaced. Meanwhile, Caroline van der Plas and Pieter Omtzigt were jubilant as they were boosted to a landslide victory and plenty of coalition opportunities. While the PvdA-Groenlinks alliance had failed to come out on top, they did well enough to be the second largest party in the House, and were primed to be the primary opposition party, though they will have to deal with talks of dissolving the alliance following the loss. Every Rutte IV coalition partner lost seats, with the incumbent VVD losing half of its seats and the CDA losing 2/3rds of their seats, almost entirely due to the BBB. The BBB also holds the honor of coming in first in every province and the Caribbean islands, largely thanks to the appeal of Omtzigt.
Given their seat totals, the BBB had a range of options for forming a coalition, but they went with the most conventional approach. The VVD, now led by Dilan Yeşilgöz-Zegerius, was all but necessary, and brought their coalition to 65 seats. In order to obtain the minimum of 11 extra seats, the BBB decided it'd work with JA21 and the Christian Union in order to get 76 seats for the Coalition, with the CDA and the far-right parties expected to help the government in any 2/3rds majority requirements. It was expected the policy negotiations wouldn't be a major hurdle, as all parties were right-leaning, with most of the cabinet negotiations coming down to EU policy and exactly how much of the climate policy would be changed. Negotiations ended in February, 2024, with Caroline van der Plas officially appointed Prime Minister (and thus becoming the first female PM in Dutch history), with the BBB, VVD, JA21, and CU forming the Van der Plas Cabinet.
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2023.05.30 14:13 TavorX I am currently uncovering this fireplace the previous owner hid by building around it to frame an electric fireplace, and other purposes. A little unsure how to move forward with the fireplace.

Progress so far: https://imgur.com/a/ZtBtIiD
Close up of the chimney vent pipe?: https://imgur.com/a/KGQl721
Recently purchased my first home and initially thought previous owner's craftsmanship was cool. Basically a built in TV mount spot with shelves and a spot for the electric fireplace (which was included, I just don't have a picture with it in it.)
I was going to mindlessly leave it alone but one day my father in law decided to peak behind the electric fireplace and noticed the stone work laid behind. So the more I thought about it, I much prefer to have the flush stone wall rather than the addition that makes the living room feel smaller and less spacious. Plus, it seemed that its main allure was to mount a TV over a fireplace and I didn't like that.
Thus I've began dismantling process. To the former owner's credit, his work is pretty damn solid, as it's a tough job to undo with every plank of wood interconnected even after removing a mighty chunk of screws and drywall.
My main concern is what to put there. I may leaning towards the idea of a gas log fireplace. However, I know next to nothing when it comes to them. I've only ever seen fireplaces where if you look up into them, you're looking through the chimney. This one... It's the exterior wall of the chimney? With what I assume is a venting pipe? I've image searched for examples similar to mine but most have the pipe either in the ceiling or way higher up, usually for wood burning stoves.
I understand that I'll have to get the flue inspected. Or I guess I can settle for an electric fireplace but I do find the idea of a gas source fireplace appealing in the worst case scenario of being out of power during the colder months. Already researched a bit into ventless gas fireplaces and turned away given the issues it presents.
Otherwise I'm open to suggestions. Thanks!
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2023.05.30 14:03 biogasinkerala Portable Biogas Plant for Home: Harnessing Sustainable Energy at Your Fingertips

Understanding Portable Biogas Plants
A portable biogas plant is a compact system that utilizes organic waste to produce biogas, a renewable source of energy. The plant consists of a digester, which acts as a container for anaerobic bacteria to break down organic matter, such as kitchen waste, animal manure, and agricultural residues. The digester’s design allows it to operate efficiently in small-scale settings, making it suitable for homes.
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Functioning of a Portable Biogas Plant
A typical portable biogas plant consists of the following components:
  1. Digester: The digester is a sealed container where organic waste is stored and decomposed by anaerobic bacteria. It is typically made of reinforced plastic or fiberglass and has an inlet for adding waste and an outlet for removing the biogas.
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2023.05.30 12:40 OwlCouncil23 Carrington (Book 1) - Chapter 5

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The night had felt unusually long and restful for some reason. My dreams took me back to a vacation trip my family had taken to visit my grandmother in Mexico before she passed away and well before I lost my husband. The memories were bittersweet, filling my heart with both warmth and sorrow.
As I woke up, I could feel a tear on my cheek and the sun’s rays warming my face through the living room window. Startled by the sudden realization that I might have overslept, I bolted upright, fearing that I had missed the alarm and Derrick bringing home Mr. and Mrs. Allen.
Frantically, I glanced at the clock above the fireplace. To my surprise, it was stuck just past 2 o’clock. Confused, I checked my phone, but the battery was completely dead. In a last attempt to figure out the time, I turned to look at the grandfather clock standing tall by the wall. It was ticking away steadily, indicating that it was 8:30 in the morning.
With a surge of energy, I jumped up and ran to the garage, my legs still feeling the effects of sleep. Flinging the door open, I saw that the town car was still missing. Only the other vehicles were parked in the oversize garage. Puzzled, I thought Derrick must have parked it in the driveway. So, I jogged to the front door and opened it, only to find nothing there. The driveway was empty.
I took a few steps out and looked around. The only car there was mine, tucked out of the way. I stopped and listened. But couldn’t hear any vehicles driving in the distance.
Breathing in the morning air, I was surprised. The air outside was a bit smoky, and I couldn’t quite figure out what was wrong. Everything seemed just a bit off, too, still. I could only hear birds singing and a few dogs barking in the distance. Everything else felt like it was frozen.
Walking back into the house, I closed the front door and glanced at the small table near the door, where a landline phone rested. Picking it up, I tried to remember Derrick’s number, but there was no dial tone. Frustrated, I placed the receiver back down, turned around, and leaned against the door, trying to understand what was happening.
Determined to find a solution, I returned to the couch and picked up my phone. No matter how many buttons I pressed, it still refused to turn on. I rummaged through my bag and found my charger. I went to the nearest wall plug and plugged in my phone, hoping it would spring back to life. After waiting a few seconds, I was disappointed that nothing had changed. It was still dead and unresponsive.
Frustrated, I tried another wall plug, but this one didn’t work either. I stared at a blank phone with a cable attached to a dead charger.
Suddenly, I heard a cute little yawn from behind me. I turned around to see Emma standing there, rubbing her eyes with her tiny hands. I couldn’t help but smile at her sleepy little face. After finishing her yawn, she stomped up to me and wrapped her arms around me in a hug.
“Good morning, Emma,” I said softly, my eyes crinkling in a smile.
“Good morning,” she mumbled, her eyes still half-closed. Suddenly, she looked up at me, her curiosity piqued, and asked, “Why are the lights out?”
I furrowed my brow, slightly taken aback by her question. I didn’t even think of trying the light switches with how much light was pouring through the windows. “What do you mean, sweetie?”
She explained, pointing down the hall, “The lights in the bathroom didn’t turn on when I went to pee. And the water didn’t work well either.”
I quickly racked my brain for an explanation, not wanting to alarm her. With a smile still on my face, I shrugged and said, “It’s probably just a power outage, honey.”
Emma nodded childishly, understandingly, her eyes drifting to the window. “Oh, probably,” she agreed, seemingly satisfied with the answer. She pointed to the window and asked, “Can we play in the park while Mom and Dad are asleep?”
Thinking quickly, I responded, “I’m not sure if Mom and Dad are back yet, sweetie.”
Emma’s eyes widened with concern as she looked up at me. “Where are they?”
I tried to reassure her with a smile, quickly explaining, “Derrick will bring them home soon. They must have stopped by somewhere on the way home.”
Before Emma could respond, we both jumped as we heard Michel’s scream from the other side of the house, “Why doesn’t the toilet flush?!”
I exchanged a glance with Emma, and we burst out laughing, unable to contain ourselves.
Michel ran down the hall, his face flushed with embarrassment. He only sped up when he saw me hugging Emma. I managed to turn just in time to shield Emma from his attempted tackle and hug, catching him with one arm instead.
With both of them by my side, I looked down and said comfortingly, “Don’t worry, you two. Everything will be fine.”
The kids didn’t seem entirely convinced by my reassurance, so I tried a different tactic to distract them. I enthusiastically smiled and asked, “How about some food? Are you two hungry?”
Their faces lit up, and they screamed in unison, “Yes!”
I led them to the kitchen, pretending to use them as anchor points where I could only walk when they stood with my hands stretched between them. We noticed a large puddle on the floor as we entered the kitchen. The kids giggled at the sight of the puddle and my startled reaction.
“Alright, you two,” I said, trying to maintain control of the situation, “sit at the table and wait while I figure this out.”
I exaggeratedly danced around the puddle, eliciting more giggles from Emma and Michel. As I reached the fridge, I noticed the water coming from there. I pointed it out to the kids, a look of mock horror on my face.
“Looks like our fridge decided to take a leak!” I exclaimed, trying to keep the mood light.
The kids laughed, their earlier concerns momentarily forgotten, and I couldn’t help but join them in their amusement. With the power out, I quickly opened the door, grabbed cheese and meat from the fridge, and closed the door with a huff.
The kids seemed to enjoy my theatrics, so I continued stalking over to the pantry.
Continuing my theatrical performance, I dove into the pantry and triumphantly pulled out a bag of bagels. The kids’ eyes widened with excitement at the sight of them. Looking at the bag, I realized it was the sweet blueberry one. Shrugging, I said, “First time for everything.”
Striding over to the toaster, I tried to toast the bagels but remembered that the power was out. Not to be deterred, I grabbed a skillet and used the gas stove to toast the bagels for the kids and myself. The scent of toasting bagels filled the kitchen, adding to the cozy atmosphere.
Meanwhile, the kids started babbling to each other about something, their earlier worries seemingly forgotten. Relaxing, I said a quick prayer for my family, Derrick, and Mr. and Mrs. Allen. I focused on finishing breakfast, placing the toasted bagels on plates, and adding cheese and deli meat slices.
With a flourish, I grabbed the kids’ attention and delivered the plates to the table, and the kids clapped and cheered, excited for their breakfast. Their enthusiasm was contagious, and I couldn’t help but smile as I sat down to join them in the impromptu feast.
Out of nowhere, Michel’s face suddenly took on a worried expression. “When will Mom and Dad be home?” he asked, his tiny voice tinged with concern.
I didn’t want to let them spiral into worry, so I quickly thought of a way to distract them. “I’m not sure, sweetie, but you know what? Cooking these bagels on the skillet reminds me of when I would visit my grandmother. She lived in a tiny town in the middle of nowhere in Mexico. They didn’t have much electricity, and gas was more expensive than wood, so they would cook on an outdoor wood stove most of the time. Do you know those old cowboy cartoons you like? It was kind of like that!”
The eyes of the kids shifted from worry to wonder as they listened to my story, their imaginations taking over. My deflection and distraction seemed to be working again. I breathed a quiet sigh of relief but couldn’t help feeling a pang of concern for my family and the Allens. I hoped they would be home soon, safe and sound.
In my heart, I also longed to be with my own children, praying that everything would turn out alright.
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2023.05.30 10:42 healthyfat01 Green drinks, excellent for burning fat

Do you know that you can help your body burn fat naturally? In this article we give you the recipe of 3 juices that will help you achieve your purpose The so-called "green drinks" are a very good way to detoxify the body naturally. In addition, along with sports activity, they help us feel full, increase our energy and decrease the amount of food we eat with fat. That is why, ultimately, they help us to reduce body weight and help us understand which foods are part of an adequate diet. Nowadays, nutrition plays an essential role in the physical and mental health of people. What we eat can provide us with more or less energy, give or take away health, make us sleep well or badly or surrender to full gas or find ourselves fatigued all day. 5th and glow hydrova is a natural supplements. 5th and glow hydrova helps anti-aging solution.
In fact, the colors of the food tell us a lot about the nutritional components they contain. In this case, green allows categorizing them as phytochemicals. Among its advantages are the prevention of premature aging and some diseases and their potential as natural antioxidants. Here we introduce you to some green drinks that, due to their high content of vitamins and minerals, are excellent for accelerating metabolism , keeping the body hydrated and nourished; and very effective in the process of burning fats. However, they should be added to the habitual diet of each person and not considered as substitutes for meals or dinners. They are excellent allies in the morning or afternoon.
Kiwi, spinach and lettuce drink
The combination of these three food products becomes a delicious and healthy juice with high content of fiber, chlorophyll and antioxidants. Its diuretic properties are especially favorable for fluid retention. In addition, by satisfying hunger, they allow us to eat less fatty foods, while purifying our body and, ultimately, gradually losing the weight we have left over. In addition the nutrients that this fabulous green drinks help to improve digestive problems.
· 1 kiwi
· 5 spinach leaves
· 3 lettuce leaves
· 1 tablespoon of honey (25 g)
· 1 glass of water (200 ml)
Peel the kiwi, wash the spinach leaves and, together with the honey and the boiled water, place it in the blender. Blend until all ingredients are properly incorporated and passed through a sieve. And to enjoy! It is recommended to take this liquefied 3 times a week and preferably in the morning hours.
Juice of cactus, celery, pineapple, grapefruit and honey
By mixing all these ingredients we will get a nice drink with a lot of nutrients and benefits for the body. Honey, in addition to sweetening this liquefied, is a natural antibiotic that, in winter, can protect us from possible colds. The amount of fiber provided by celery and pineapple effectively and immediately helps to eliminate constipation and toxins. It is an excellent natural diuretic, which contributes to the lowest fat intake.
· Half cactus.
· Two branches of celery.
· Juice of two grapefruits.
· 1 slice of pineapple
· 1 tablespoon of honey (25 g)
Blend all the ingredients until they are well incorporated.
This excellent shake can be taken on an empty stomach for 5 days in a row. Then, you can rest a week and then resume the routine. If your body assimilates it you can continue taking it that way, but if for some reason it rejects it, reduce its intake to only once a week.
Green juice to burn fat
This juice is made from green foods par excellence: spinach, parsley, and apple, cucumber ... That is why it is specially prepared for people with anemia, since they contain iron, potassium or fiber in high quantities. In addition, it is a great source of vitamins C and B6, as well as folic acid, omega-3, phytonutrients and antioxidants. It is preferable to consume it in the middle of the morning and you can try to ingest it for 10 days, later leaving a rest for another 10 days.
1 stalk of celery
· 7 spinach leaves
· ½ cup of parsley
· 1 apple, chopped and unpeeled
· One lemon's juice
· ½ cucumber
Wash all ingredients thoroughly and blend perfectly. Once done, it can be consumed right away. You must bear in mind that all these shakes are depurative; therefore their consumption cannot be too long or frequent. You have to be alert to any unfavorable reaction, and if this happens, you should suspend your consumption. Not all organisms react the same to treatments, even though they are all natural food products.
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2023.05.30 10:30 ivychen300 Smart Static Sensor Market Size, Share, Development by 2023

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This Insight Report provides a comprehensive analysis of the global Smart Static Sensor landscape and highlights key trends related to product segmentation, company formation, revenue, and market share, latest development, and M&A activity. This report also analyzes the strategies of leading global companies with a focus on Smart Static Sensor portfolios and capabilities, market entry strategies, market positions, and geographic footprints, to better understand these firms' unique position in an accelerating global Smart Static Sensor market.
This Insight Report evaluates the key market trends, drivers, and affecting factors shaping the global outlook for Smart Static Sensor and breaks down the forecast by type, by application, geography, and market size to highlight emerging pockets of opportunity. With a transparent methodology based on hundreds of bottom-up qualitative and quantitative market inputs, this study forecast offers a highly nuanced view of the current state and future trajectory in the global Smart Static Sensor .
This report presents a comprehensive overview, market shares, and growth opportunities of Smart Static Sensor market by product type, application, key manufacturers and key regions and countries.
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2023.05.30 09:10 Moderngasappliances Exploring the benefits of Jayant Bharat gas stove over traditional Firewood by modern gas…

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2023.05.30 09:01 Moderngasappliances Exploring the benefits of Jayant Bharat gas stove over traditional Firewood by modern gas appliances.

Modern gas appliances provides different types of gas stove like Jayant Bharat which is a revolutionary new product that combines the convenience of a traditional wood-burning stove with the modern convenience of an electric fireplace. This innovative product provides a safe and efficient way to heat your home, while also providing an aesthetically pleasing atmosphere. With its sleek design, Jayant bharat offers users the ability to customize their fireplace with various colors and designs. Additionally, its advanced technology allows for easy installation and maintenance, making it ideal for both residential and commercial use. With Jayant Bharat, you can enjoy all the benefits of a traditional wood-burning stove without any of the hassle or mess.It also comes with 2 or 3 burner gas stove design with high quality features like auto ignition,flame control etc.These stoves have been designed to last for a long time and are also energy-efficient. They come with advanced safety features that prevent gas leakage and provide an easy to clean design which make them ideal for everyday use. For more detail visit here:
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2023.05.30 08:33 shamambhore Industrial Atomizer Market Report Analysis, Share, Revenue, Growth Rate With Forecast Overview To 2035

Research Nester’s recent market research analysis on Industrial Atomizer Market: Global Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2035” delivers a detailed competitors analysis and a detailed overview of the global industrial atomizer market in terms of market segmentation by type, end-user, and by region.
Growing Utilization of Atomizers to Enhance Efficiency and Production Capacity of Industries to Promote Global Market Share of Industrial Atomizer
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The global industrial atomizer market is estimated to grow majorly on account of the increased sales of automobiles across the world. The use of atomizers in combustors to spray fuel during thermal energy production to prevent the wastage of resources is estimated to drive market growth. The high use in the food and beverages sector to wash the ingredients such as fruits, and vegetables before manufacturing is driving the market growth. The growing automobile industry across the globe with an increasing number of people purchasing vehicles as well as the growing transportation sector is also expected to hike the market growth.
The rapid urbanization and industrial growth increased the aviation sector and transportation system which are expected to propel the market growth in the coming years. The manufacturing of medicines is also increasing with the incidence of numerous healthcare disorders across the region and is estimated to have a positive impact on the market growth during the forecast period as per the market analysis. As per the data of Invest India, 13% out of USD 81.72 of the foreign direct investment inflow was spent on infrastructure-related operations in India during 2021.
Some of the major growth factors and challenges that are associated with the growth of the global industrial atomizer market are:
Growth Drivers:
· Growing Demand for Pharmaceutical Sector with Rising Healthcare Spending
· Rising Food and Beverage Industry with Increasing Preference for Processed Food Products
The rising concern for the risk of deposition and surface erosion of the products manufactured through the atomizer process is estimated to hinder the market growth. The inappropriate fluid flow rate, viscosity, density, rotary speed, aerosol density, angle of spray, pressure, design, composition, and type of device are some of the major factors anticipated to hamper the global market size of the industrial atomizer. Less time gap between two coatings, wrong pressure, and flow for the liquid or gas can lead to uneven and thick coatings on the surface of the end product.
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By type, the global industrial atomizer market is segmented into semi-automatic, automatic, and nozzle types. The nozzle type segment is to garner the highest revenue by the end of 2035 by growing at a significant CAGR over the forecast period. The increasing use of deodorants and perfumes is estimated to propel the market segment growth. The deodorants, and antiperspirants used in various countries such as the U.S., Germany, France, and the UK gained a profit of USD 260 million, USD 240 million, USD 170 million, and USD 140 million respectively as of 2021 reports. The rising applications of nozzles in jet combustors to release fuel during power generation and growing use in gas stoves, ovens, and barbecues to release gas is estimated to propel the market segment growth in the coming years. The increasing use of nozzle atomizers to spray lightweight paints in automobiles is estimated to hike the market segment growth.
By region, the North American industrial atomizer market is to generate the highest revenue by the end of 2035. The growing use in the pharmaceutical sector with the rising healthcare sector is anticipated to have a positive impact on the market growth in the region. The increasing geriatric population and children with asthma and breathing issues across the region with rising pollution in the region are driving the market growth. The high percentage of people using vehicles for the transport of passengers and goods during the forecast period is driving the market growth as per the market analysis. The data from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services in 2020 showed that the healthcare expenditure of the US Federal Government increased by 36%. Also, the increasing applications of the atomizers in aerospace, and construction sector for painting surfaces and internals is estimated to propel the market growth.
This report also provides the existing competitive scenario of some of the key players of the global industrial atomizer market which includes company profiling of Nordson Corporation, Mekem Engineering Ltd., PNR Italia Srl, BETE Fog Nozzle, Inc., CMT Atomizers S.R.L., AM Atomizers Technology S.R.L., Italimpianti Orafi S.p.A., and Lechler, Inc., and others.
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2023.05.30 07:33 December_Warlock Fire alarm going off when cooking?

So my fiance and I have been in this apartment for about 2 months and one of our few issues is that the fire alarms beep when we are cooking sometimes. Nothing is burning or smoking, but they'll beep every few minutes. It isn't all the time, in fact usually it's when the oven is set to 400+ degrees. It's a gas oven and stove if that matters. As an example, today I was making baked potatoes and some chicken and it went off, nothing burnt, no smoke. It happened before when I was baking some chicken drumsticks as well. Mostly the detectors seem to hate baked potatoes. I'm not certain if it's the heat or fumes or whar triggering them. We've tried covering them for the time being to help, but I feel like that's hurting our safety for an actual fire. Has anyone experienced this or know what might be the cause?
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2023.05.30 07:20 peruvian_bull Edging Armageddon

Edging Armageddon
This past weekend, we were subject to another close shave with Treasury default. Speaker Kevin McCarthy and the President's Administration were the newest contenders in a fight that is becoming all too common in our current fiscal landscape: the debt ceiling.

The debt ceiling, also known as the statutory debt limit, is a legal cap on the amount of debt the United States government can accumulate to finance its spending obligations. It is set by Congress, and any increase requires their approval. Essentially, the debt ceiling acts as a self-imposed limit to control the government's borrowing capacity.
The current form of the debt ceiling took shape with the passage of the Second Liberty Bond Act in 1917, during World War I. This act established limits on the total amount of government debt that could be outstanding at any given time. It marked a significant shift in Congress's approach, establishing a more fixed and permanent debt limit.
Over the years, several pieces of legislation have shaped the debt ceiling's operation. The Public Debt Acts of 1939 and 1941 introduced the concept of a statutory debt limit, explicitly setting a dollar amount for government borrowing. The Graham-Rudman-Hollings Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 attempted to link the debt ceiling with deficit reduction targets, imposing automatic spending cuts if those targets were not met.
The primary objective of the debt ceiling is to ensure that the government does not overspend or accumulate an unsustainable amount of debt. It serves as a “mechanism” to encourage fiscal responsibility and maintain the credibility of the United States.
However, this limit has long since lost any and all meaning. Per the Treasury’s own website-
“Since 1960, Congress has acted 78 separate times to permanently raise, temporarily extend, or revise the definition of the debt limit – 49 times under Republican presidents and 29 times under Democratic presidents.”
The ceiling has been raised by both parties, under virtually every President that has held the throne of power for the last 60 years.

Once a tool of financial restraint, it has been morphed into a political hot-potato- a game of political chicken where the parties use the impending doom of default to push through last minute spending and political priorities.
They’re using essentially nuclear brinkmanship to get things done.
The irresponsibility and shortsightedness of this cannot be overstated- as a true Treasury default would be catastrophic for the global financial system. I laid out so much in a thread on Friday, which I will lay out the basics here for review:
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If the government hits the debt ceiling and Congress fails to raise it, the Treasury Department must resort to extraordinary measures to continue meeting its financial obligations. These measures include reallocating funds from various government accounts, suspending the issuance of certain types of debt, and implementing cash management techniques. However, these measures are temporary solutions and can only buy the government a limited amount of time before it runs out of funds.
In the case of the United States, this would mean the government not being able to pay interest or principal on its Treasury bonds, bills, and notes held by investors.

The first and most immediate consequence of a U.S. debt default would be a loss of confidence in American financial stability.
Treasury bonds have long been considered a safe haven investment, and a default would cause ripple effects in the many markets that use Treasuries as collateral- the repo markets, FX, swap, and money markets being just a few examples.

The value of the U.S. dollar would likely plummet as investors lose faith in its stability. This would lead to a decrease in the purchasing power of the currency, making imported goods more expensive and fueling inflation.
The EM crises that hit Thailand, Argentina and others would now come to roost in the States.
This is a serious problem because unlike other countries, the US does not have sufficient foreign exchange reserves as it is the world reserve currency.
Other countries have trillions of dollars in the vaults. We have $38B.

Interest rates would spike as investors demand higher returns to compensate for the increased risk associated with U.S. debt. This would affect borrowing costs for businesses and consumers, making it more expensive to obtain credit for investments, mortgages, and other loans.
This is occurring at record Federal debt levels- further pushing the US into a debt spiral.

Financial markets would experience significant turmoil. Stock markets could plummet as investor confidence wavers, leading to widespread panic selling.
Pension funds, mutual funds, and other investment vehicles heavily exposed to U.S. government debt would suffer substantial losses, similar to how the UK's pensions blew up as their leveraged UK bond positions were all liquidated-
The U.S. government would face challenges in raising funds to finance its operations. Without access to borrowing through Treasury securities, the government would need to rely solely on tax revenues and other limited sources of income. This could result in significant cuts to government programs and services- and government spending is a component of GDP.
We would see a collapse of GDP of several percent in just a month or two- reminiscent of the COVID shutdowns.

The global economy is intricately interconnected, and a default would disrupt markets worldwide, triggering a global financial crisis similar to the impact of the Lehman Brothers collapse in 2008.
Recall there is over $7T of Treasuries held by foreigners globally- if the US defaults, and it is not remedied immediately, then theoretically these sovereigns could begin dumping their huge Treasury debt positions on the market.
Credit rating agencies would likely downgrade the United States' sovereign debt rating. This would further increase borrowing costs, making it even harder for the government and businesses to raise capital.
In fact, this is already beginning to happen-
The consequences of a U.S. debt default would also have long-lasting effects on the country's reputation as a reliable borrower. It could take years, if not decades, to rebuild trust among investors and regain the status of a safe haven for global capital.
Default is an unacceptable outcome, and barring an increase in the limit, the Treasury would resort to austerity measures to ensure coupon payments continue to flow out- however with deficit spending still raging, this means severe cuts to many government programs. Social Security, pensions, and veteran’s benefits would be first on the chopping block- but many more would follow in time.
Thus our worst case scenario of a “technical” default would be averted- but at what cost? Recall Treasury would have to issue new bills to pay off maturing ones, a scheme I have described eerily reminiscent of a Ponzi scheme…
And all of this at record high interest rates! The yield on the new bills would be 5.25%, pushing the Treasury deeper into a debt spiral in even the best case scenario. Their auction schedule for the next few weeks can be seen below:

However, we can all breathe a giant sigh of relief. A new debt limit deal was reached Saturday afternoon, and unsurprisingly to those of us who follow this monetary mayhem, it promises to do nothing but make the situation worse. Congress still has to pass this deal, of course.
Here are the key aspects of the deal, provided by the NYT:
  • Complete suspension of debt limit for 2 years, until 2025
  • New work requirements for certain recipients of food stamps and the Temporary Aid for Needy Families program.
  • It would limit all discretionary spending to 1 percent growth in 2025
  • accelerate the permitting of some energy projects- such as a new natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to Virginia.
  • The debt limit agreement would immediately rescind $1.38 billion from the I.R.S. and ultimately repurpose another $20 billion from the $80 billion it received through the Inflation Reduction Act.
  • The proposed military spending budget would increase to $886 billion next year, which is in line with what the President requested in his 2024 budget proposal, and rise to $895 billion in 2025.
  • A New York Times analysis of the proposal suggests it would reduce federal spending by about $55 billion next year, compared with Congressional Budget Office forecasts, and by another $81 billion in 2025. (Drops in the bucket considering the trillions of dollars of spending the government disburses annually)
Perhaps most importantly, this section was pointed out by ZeroHedge:
Although Republicans had initially called for 10 years of spending caps, this legislation includes just 2 years of caps and then switches to spending targets that are not bound by law — essentially, just suggestions.

Essentially what this means, as one Twitter user pointed out, is a removal of the budgetary limits on most government spending programs. Historically how government agencies operate, is they are given a budget and allowed to spend an amount, up to a cap, for a fiscal year. If they run close to that limit, the next year they are given the same limit, and usually plus a few extra percent, to achieve their priorities through that next calendar year.
After 2025, there will be no limits- the agencies will spend HOWEVER much they deem they need. They’ll worry about the bill later.
This is the stuff of banana republics…
Can you smell that?
Time to get your printer ready, Jerome.
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2023.05.30 06:34 MonstersOnTheHill I am late 30s, live outside NYC, and have a HHI of $400k+. I work full time, have two kids, and am a grad student

I'm a day late posting this -- I'm sorry to have gotten off schedule! I realize there have been a lot of high-earner diaries recently, but I hope my perspective is still of interest.

Section One: Assets and Debt
Retirement Balance: $460K (mine) and $250K (husband’s). We both max out our annual withholdings. I’ve been working longer than him, and my employer offers a more generous match, which contributed significantly to my balance.
Equity: $275K. Our home is currently worth about $450K. We live in a M-HCOL area (far) outside of NYC, and our home was a fixer upper when we bought it. Honestly, it’s still a fixer, and we are saving towards a major renovation.
Cars: Maybe $15-$20k total…we drive two paid off cars. One is 13 years old, and the other is 10 years old.
Other Cash and Investments: $150K
Credit card debt: None, paid every month
Student loan debt (for what degree): $80K towards the grad degree I’m pursuing now. Since we’re saving towards the home reno, I’m financing my degree rather than paying for it outright. I know this is counterintuitive given the interest rate environment. However, the home reno has been a priority for us since we bought this home.
Daughters’ 529s: $75K
Total Net Worth: $1.145M
Section Two: Income
Income Progression: I've been working in my field for 13 years and my starting salary was $40,000.
I work as a Director of Financial Planning & Analysis in a niche field. I won’t go into too many details because it’s a small world. My salary progression was as follows:
Year 1: $40,000 starting, right after recession. I had an amazing boss who mentored me and recognized my potential. After six months, I received a promotion and raise to $60,000.
Year 3: Promotion and raise to $90,000, for a role with more financial and analytical responsibility. Although I worked hard, I continued to benefit from having a boss who advocated for me. I consider this a major turning point.
Year 8: Raise to $120,000 for additional responsibilities after a coworker retired.
Year 10: Raise to $135,000
I’ve received an average of 2.5% COLA increases and now earn $145K. My boss has requested a $10,000 bonus for me this year, which I haven’t yet included because it’s still under review.
My husband earns $260,000 base salary as a VP of a large corporation (this is a very recent raise…he was at $200K previously). In addition, he can receive a performance-based bonus of 20-30%. We don’t include his bonuses in our financial planning because they are not guaranteed and because a portion is RSUs. When he receives a cash bonus, we put it towards our daughter’s college accounts and/or our home reno fund.
Education: I have a bachelors and a masters in a field unrelated to my career. My tuition was paid by scholarships/assistantships. In addition, my parents covered my living expenses during undergrad. During my first graduate degree, I worked 3 part-time jobs to cover my non-tuition expenses. I’m now enrolled in a grad program more directly related to my career. My employer encouraged me to do this program and generously allows me the time out of office. In addition, if I stay for a certain number of years, they will reimburse a portion of my tuition.
Main Job Monthly Take Home:
Monthly take home: $6,300 after taxes, retirement ($1,875) and medical/dental benefits ($110– self only)
Husband’s monthly take home: $12,560 after taxes, retirement ($1,875), and medical/dental ($400 for him and our two kids)
Section Three: Expenses
Mortgage: $2,485 for principal, interest, insurance, and taxes. We refinanced to a 15-year loan at 2.3% when rates were low
Daycare: $3,510 per month (full-time for a toddler and preschooler)
Savings contribution: $3,000-$5,000
Daughters’ 529 accounts: $2,000 ($1,000 each)
Debt payments: $700 towards my student loans. This will increase once I’m done with my degree
Donations: $3,000 annually
Transit $350-400 for husband’s commute (3x/week to NYC)
Electric: $60
Wifi/Cable/Landline: $120
Cellphone: $180
Subscriptions: $59 for Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, Duolingo, Apple Storage, and credit monitoring
Gym membership: $149 for Pure Barre
Husband’s physical therapy: $130 (portion not covered by insurance)
Car insurance: $3,200 annually. (This seems high, considering we have good records, don’t drive much, and both cars are paid off. I need to look into this)
Life Insurance: $3,100 annually
Day 1 (Saturday):
6:00 AM: Wake up. I’m doing a modular course for my graduate degree, and the class wraps up today. I study for the exam that happens this afternoon. A little after 7, I walk to a nearby coffee shop and buy a large Americano for $4.50 including tip. When I’m back at the hotel, I pack up my room and leave a $20 tip for housekeeping. On the way out, I drop my bags at the bell stand. The hotel cost is covered by tuition.
9:00: Meet with my study team to finalize a paper and presentation that’s due today. At noon, we break for lunch (also covered by tuition). I have a salad and lots of carbonated caffeine. After lunch, we have an hour-long final exam.
2:00: Final course wrap up. It’s been an intense week-long session. I learned a lot, but am so ready to head home. I walk back to the hotel to retrieve my bags. Along the way, I stop to buy an empanada ($8 including tip). Then I call an Uber to the airport ($55 including tip). While in the Uber, I talk to my husband and daughters, who are 1.5 and almost 4. Due to the time difference, it’s their bedtime and if I don’t catch them now, I’ll lose my chance. I promise them that I’ll be home when they wake up in the morning. A lot of my classmates went to dinner together before heading to the airport. On the one hand, I have FOMO because my classmates are awesome. But on the other hand, it was really important to me to talk to my family, and I know I couldn’t have done that easily in a bustling restaurant (I’ve tried, and it was a frustrating experience for everyone!).
6:00: Arrive at the airport. I check my bag ($35). Once I’m through security, I pick up some souvenirs. My hotel wasn’t in an area with good shopping options, and the class days were pretty packed anyway. I get locally made chocolate for my husband. The girls get a small stuffed animal each, and a book to share ($70 total). Then I treat myself to crab cakes and a French 75 to celebrate the end of the week ($60 including tip).
10:00: On the flight, I read until the cabin lights go out and then try to sleep. I used to be able to sleep better on red eyes, but I wake up every 15 minutes.
Day 1 Total: $252.50

Day 2 (Sunday):
6:00: Flight lands and I gather my bags and take the parking shuttle. Although I parked in an economy lot, the total was still $174. Ugh – this has been an expensive week.
7:45: Arrive home. The girls crawled into our bed and are snuggled up next to my husband. The toddler wakes up as I come into the room and the look on her face when she sees me is priceless. Our preschooler wakes up soon after. It’s so good to be reunited with my people! We all head downstairs and have breakfast (waffles and cereal, plus a huge pot of coffee). It’s cold and rainy today and we spend the morning watching TV together.
10:00: Our toddler falls asleep for her nap, and my husband encourages me to do the same. Our preschooler is happily entertaining herself with Legos and puzzles, so I doze for a couple hours. Around 1:00, we all have turkey sandwiches for lunch. Then, I take over kid duty so my husband can finally have some time to himself. He spends the afternoon woodworking in his basement workshop.
2:00: Our preschooler’s birthday is coming up. I buy digital invites from Etsy ($12) and send them to Staples to print ($16 with a promo). They are ready in about two hours and we pick them up. My preschooler asks for kinetic sand at Staples and I cave in and buy it for her ($11). I constantly complain about the amount of “stuff” in our house, but to be honest, I’m guilty of contributing to the clutter. When we get home, I spend the afternoon doing crafts with the girls.
5:15: We heat up some leftovers that my in-laws dropped off while I was gone. We do the girls’ bedtime routine a little early since everyone seems tired. Lights out by 8:00 for the girls. Then I catch up on work email and start making a list for the week. For the purposes of this money diary, my husband mentions that he spent $270 yesterday restocking groceries. Then I watch Succession and head to bed
Day 2 Total: $483

Day 3 (Monday):
5:08: My alarm goes off because I typically go to Pure Barre on Monday morning. I’m still jetlagged so I decide not to go today. I hadn’t actually signed up for a class because I had a feeling this would happen.
6:30: Everyone else is still asleep, so I go downstairs to make coffee and enjoy a few quiet moments to myself. When my husband and kids wake up, we all have breakfast (frozen waffles and berries for the kids. English muffins for the adults).
8:30: Drop the kids off at daycare and then get to work. I work primarily from home, so I just have to walk upstairs to my office nook. I spend the morning prepping for an important meeting tomorrow with senior leadership. I get a reminder on our phone that our toddler has a well-child visit today…usually I sync my calendars, but I totally neglected to log this on my work calendar, and it conflicts with a meeting with our chief of staff. CRAP. I debate canceling the doctor’s appointment, but decide to keep it. Our toddler is getting vaccines today and if I don’t keep the appointment, I’m not sure when I can reschedule. I apologize profusely to our COS and ask if we can reschedule. She says not to worry, and that she appreciates the extra time in her schedule…hopefully I didn’t make a bad judgment call.
1:15: I quickly eat a turkey sandwich for lunch and then pick up our toddler from daycare for her appointment. These well visits usually take 30 minutes and are covered by insurance. As luck would have it, we spend 90 minutes waiting because they are running behind. Luckily, I have snacks and activities in my purse to occupy her. To pass the time, I browse for favors and paper goods for our older daughter’s upcoming party. I end up buying paper goods, decor, and favors ($67 from Target) and iced sugar cookies ($240 from Etsy). As I type this, I realize how bananas it is to spend that much on decorated sugar cookies. Our incomes have increased pretty dramatically in the past few years, and although we haven’t increased our fixed expenses, we’ve definitely succumbed to lifestyle inflation for one-off things like this. It’s something I need to be aware of. I’m finally home around 3:30, just in time for my next call. My husband is WFH today and takes over kid duty during this call.
5:15: It’s time to pick up our older daughter from preschool, but my call is running long so my husband picks her up. For dinner, we make salads topped with roast chicken. The toddler loves salad, but our preschooler proclaims “I don’t like green leaves – I’m not a caterpillar!”. Well, okay then.
8:30: We do the girls’ bedtime routine, and then I continue prepping for tomorrow’s meeting. I wrap up around 1:00 am. While I’m working, husband preps two meals that just need to be reheated sometime later in the week. Good night!
Day 3 Total: $307

Day 4 (Tuesday):
7:30: Kids and I sleep in a bit this morning. My husband left home around 5:45 since he’s going into the office, so the three of us are on our own. For breakfast, the toddler has toast and berries. The preschooler has bran cereal and a frozen waffle. I eat their scraps, washed down with coffee.
9:15: I drop the kids off at daycare a little late this morning. Then I get working and practice the presentation I’m giving at 11:00
12:05: Call is over and I think it went as well as could be expected. I make myself a turkey sandwich for lunch. Then I go to the post office to mail a birth certificate request for our youngest daughter’s passport application. The cost for the birth certificate is $50. I also spend $15 at the post office to mail the envelope and buy stamps. Then it’s back to work.
5:10: Pick the girls up from school. My husband gets home around 6:45. Dinner tonight is a tofu and broccoli stir fry with rice. I don’t cook much, but I make this meal weekly and it’s everyone’s favorite. The secret is using soy sauce that is seasoned for seafood. It has a much deeper, richer flavor than standard soy sauce.
7:30: Bathtime and bed for the girls. I text with a mom from daycare whose kids are the same age as ours. We arrange a playdate for an upcoming weekend. She seems sweet and easygoing, and I’m hopeful that she and I will develop a friendship – making friends is hard when you’re an adult!
9:10: I debate doing schoolwork or “work work.” Schoolwork wins tonight…I spend about two hours prepping a case study.
Day 4 Total: $65

Day 5 (Wednesday):
5:30: Wake up and start working. I still have a lot of deliverables to catch up on. Husband leaves as usual to commute into the city.
7:00: I get an email and text message that daycare had to close today due to unforeseen circumstances. There was an issue with their plumbing that impacts the whole building. Oh no – I immediately feel a pit in my stomach. I really can’t afford this today, especially because I am out this Friday for another day of class. Although our preschooler is pretty independent, our toddler needs constant supervision. She’s always a moment away from jumping off a couch, climbing on a table, or otherwise causing herself bodily harm. My husband has multiple meetings with his division president today so he can’t realistically come home to help. Argh. I feed us all breakfast and prepare myself for a difficult day. I send my boss an email to let him know the situation, but promise to stay on top of my work after hours as needed. I also log a half day of PTO in the payroll system…I figure I can probably be about 50% productive today.
10:00: Our toddler falls asleep for a nap, so I frantically send out emails and run reports. Our preschooler watches shows on her tablet.
12:15: Toddler is up from her nap. Our poor preschooler has been on her tablet for too long and her eyes are glazed over. I decide to take the girls out for lunch to break up the day. We go to Jersey Mikes since it’s nearby and fast. The girls each have a kids meal and the toddler is delighted that it includes a kids cup. I have an Italian sub ($29). We eat outside and the preschooler hums and loudly proclaims "I love Jersey Mike's!"
1:30: We get back home and I jump on an internal call. Thankfully the girls are well behaved and don’t cause any disruptions, beyond waving hello at the start of the call.
3:00 I have another call and the girls are again on their best behavior. PTL. Maybe I’m just lucky, or maybe it’s that I bribed them with cookies.
4:45: I wrap up the workday a little early. I take the girls on a walk since the weather is nice. When we get back inside, they immediately melt down. The toddler wants to be held constantly, which is a challenge because she weighs 24 pounds. The preschooler is thrashing, spitting at me, and throwing toys. I resist a really strong urge to scream or cry or break something or hide in the bathroom – maybe all at once. Instead, I heat up one of the meals my husband made earlier this week. When our preschooler calms down, she asks if I still love her when she’s bad. She’s been asking this question a lot recently, and it makes me wonder if it’s just a phase, or if she needs more reassurance from us. Either way, it's heartbreaking to know she worries about this.
7:30: Husband had a late meeting, so he gets home later than normal. We do the girls bedtime and bathtime routines. We get another note from daycare saying that the plumbing issue is, unfortunately, still unresolved. We’ll get a tuition credit, but they will be closed another day. Husband and I talk through logistics. We agree that he’ll go into the city again tomorrow and I’ll handle the kids. His company is in the middle of a major reorg and it’s important for him to be there in person. We decide to ask his parents if they are available to help tomorrow. Between work, the kids, and my grad program, sometimes I feel like the only thing we talk about is logistics. It’s been at least 6 months since we’ve been on a date.
10:00: I catch up on work, and also prep for school this coming weekend. I go to bed a little after 1:00.
Day 5 Total: $29

Day 6 (Thursday):
5:45: Husband is up and out of the house at his normal time. I wake up and run some financial reports while I have the chance.
7:30: Kids are awake. While they eat breakfast I pack their activity bags and snacks since we’re going to my in-laws today. They are semi-retired and often help when we have childcare hiccups. They are truly a godsend. They live about an hour away and we arrive at their house a little after 10:00. On the way, I fill my car up with gas ($52).
12:30: The girls are having a blast with my in-laws. We take a break for lunch, which is chicken nuggets and hummus for the girls. I eat their scraps and also have some Greek yogurt.
4:15: I have a full afternoon of calls, but it goes smoothly thanks to the grandparents. We leave a few minutes after 5:00 and both girls fall asleep before we reach the first traffic light. This makes for a peaceful drive home. Traffic is heavy so we get home around 6:30. I open the mail, and find a surprise medical bill for $572. This is for the toddler’s trip to the ER…14 months ago! This is the first bill we are getting and honestly it had completely slipped my mind. She had a triple infection and ended up severely dehydrated. Seeing this bill dredges up all sorts of unpleasant memories. I’m grateful we have the means to pay this without issue, and I’m grateful she is healthy. I understand it's a privilege to pay a bill like this without thinking twice.
6:45: Husband arrives home. We reheat a pasta dish he made earlier this week and have a salad on the side. The girls are beat today, so we skip bathtime and let them go straight to bed. Thankfully, daycare can reopen tomorrow. I feel like a weight’s been lifted from my shoulders, especially since I have class tomorrow.
9:00: I have a call with my school study team to work on our group project. It lasts for about an hour.
10:30: Husband and I discuss buying a swing set for our backyard. He’s narrowed it down to two choices, and they’re both awesome: three swings, a rock wall, slide, and clubhouse area. I think they both look great, so I leave the final decision in his hands. The total with shipping and tax ends up being $1760. We considered buying a pre-assembled swing set to save time, but similar models cost nearly $6K. He’s handy, so he said he’d prefer to assemble it himself.
Day 6 Total: $2,384

Day 7 (Friday):
6:15: I have class today so I eat breakfast and get dressed early. I tend to wear a lot of athleisure when working from home. Today I put on a structured ponte dress and hastily apply Tarte makeup to give my skin some color. Every time I make the effort to get dressed, I'm reminded that I really do feel more confident when I look put together. Before I leave home, I set out outfits for the kids and put their backpacks by the front door; my husband will get them ready for daycare today. I get to school around 9:00 for my first class.
12:00: Break in my schedule for lunch. I eat a salad and some kind of chicken dish, while catching up with classmates (covered by tuition). For dessert, I have a huge bowl of berries. Lots more coffee to keep me awake and engaged during class. During breaks, I check the daycare app and the girls seem to be having a good day. My husband will pick them up around 5:00.
7:00: Classes are over for the day. I pay parking ($17) and am on my way. I get home at 8:30, in time to do bedtime with my girls. Husband made veggie quesadillas with black beans and guacamole, which I eat once the girls are asleep. I check my work email to make sure nothing is on fire. Then my husband and I watch an episode of “What We Do In the Shadows” and turn in for the night.
Day 7 Total: $17

Food + Drink: $371.50
Fun / Entertainment: $2,106
Home + Health: $572
Clothes + Beauty: $0
Transport: $333
Other: $155
Weekly Total: $3,537.5
Reflections: Some of this week’s expenditures were unusual: the swing set, my travel expenses, and that old ER bill are not part of our normal recurring expenses. However, the rest of this week's spending was pretty typical. I realize a lot of this diary revolved around sorting out childcare disruptions…honestly, that takes so much mental and logistical energy on a weekly basis. Writing this diary also made me realize how little time my husband and I spend together. Often we feel like we’re in survival mode, but we need to be more intentional about prioritizing our relationship.
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2023.05.30 05:17 ivychen300 Smart Natural Gas Positioners Market to Witness Robust Expansion by 2023

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