Posts by Justa

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  • Want to Own Land in Florida? Buyer Beware!

    09/22/2017 4:08:54 PM PDT · 33 of 37
    Justa to street_lawyer

    “what I didn’t put in my post is that the lot I was referring to is next to a bombing range used by the military for training with live munitions”

    Hmmm, there’s a seller’s angle there I’m sure of it. How ‘bout “And the bombing keeps the mosquitoes away” or “the frequent ground vibrations prevent sink holes from forming”

    FL’s great. From what I’ve seen it’s easy to take something that looks crummy and transform it to useful land. Developers in my area do this all the time. With new hurricane codes they have to raise near shore land even higher. They have many innovative ways. Very impressive actually. Human ingenuity. It seems Capitalism always finds a way.

  • Want to Own Land in Florida? Buyer Beware!

    09/22/2017 12:12:37 PM PDT · 9 of 37
    Justa to Justa

    Oh, and they also use large, reinforced concrete slabs for the houses on these reclaimed lots with light weight building materials so the houses aren’t susceptible to subsidence.

    My house was built next to a swamp in 1985. It was built on #’ of fill piled on top of low ground next to a swamp. With 30+ years of oak leaves and grass mulching the land around the house came up about 1.5 feet. Now the swamp is filling in. In another 10 years I add 2.7 acres of reclaimed swamp to my property. Praise the septic tanks.

  • Want to Own Land in Florida? Buyer Beware!

    09/22/2017 12:07:26 PM PDT · 6 of 37
    Justa to street_lawyer

    Practically all of Florida is an aquifer. So many places will be “swamps”. Quotations used because large developers have made it an art form to de-water areas to then develop them. But yeah, don’t buy swamp to start with unless you have the money to de-swamp it. I’ve seen smaller developers pile a bunch of waste brush and tree cuttings and sewage treatment soil onto a swamped lot until it’s raised up I’d say 8’. Six months later there’s a house on it with a for sale sign out front.

  • Hiking the Diablo Range

    09/22/2017 12:01:19 PM PDT · 44 of 47
    Justa to ProtectOurFreedom

    Hey man, not so LOL. Google devil and “missing” or “found dead”

    Or diablo

    clue = use of devil or diablo in a location’s name. It ain’t for nothing.

  • Hiking the Diablo Range

    09/21/2017 2:42:04 PM PDT · 15 of 47
    Justa to ProtectOurFreedom

    Hope you’re not planning to spend the night. Anything with “devil” in the name I make a point of avoiding.

  • Female prisoners in North Korean camps raped and executed, their babies fed to dogs

    09/20/2017 12:22:17 PM PDT · 25 of 30
    Justa to wiggen

    The ‘story’ comes from a NK woman who was born into the NK gulag system and escaped as a girl. She writes about life as she knew it before reaching South Korea. There are several other NK defectors who corroborate her accounts of life in the NK gulag system.

    A lot of you really need to read some history of other peoples, political systems and nations.

    The dangerous mixture of self-centered arrogance and willful ignorance for the purpose of imposing your norms and expectations upon others is disgusting. Since you can’t imagine it being so it couldn’t have happened. Go crawl back under your rock you fool.

  • Naval nurses booted over disturbing pics, posts of Ďmini Sataní newborns

    09/19/2017 1:11:11 PM PDT · 57 of 60
    Justa to Slyfox

    Send them to the Bagram, Afghanistan trauma center. That’ll teach them to appreciate life and keep their smart ass yaps shut. Maybe post them as a FOB corpsman.

  • TP-Link Router offers plentiful features and good range

    09/17/2017 9:52:20 AM PDT · 11 of 21
    Justa to Oldpuppymax

    TP-Link is Chinese too.

  • TP-Link Router offers plentiful features and good range

    09/17/2017 9:50:35 AM PDT · 10 of 21
    Justa to Oldpuppymax

    D-Link = China.

  • Biblical prophecy claims the world will end on Sept. 23, Christian numerologists claim

    09/17/2017 6:00:30 AM PDT · 54 of 155
    Justa to RegulatorCountry

    “I wonder if somebody got their kicks from messing with the “Bible-thumpers” by naming the two hurricanes following Irma the Spanish equivalent of Joseph and Mary, to coincide with near-hysteria in certain quarters over September 23?”

    Lol. Good catch!

  • Equifax Chief Information Security Officer Was An Affirmative Action Hire

    09/17/2017 5:35:59 AM PDT · 54 of 65
    Justa to proxy_user

    “I’m sure if you asked a high-level manager: “Do your systems use Struts?” he would have answered “I don’t know; what is Struts?” Thus these problems....”

    It’s usually covered by the questions “when was the last time our code was patched and updated? Are we running old software with open vulnerabilities?” Two questions which are entirely in the purview and responsibility of a CSO.

  • Lady Gaga hospitalized, pulls out of Brazil's Rock in Rio

    09/15/2017 6:11:58 AM PDT · 13 of 55
    Justa to dayglored

    It’s good the world is finally waking up to Lyme’s disease. I was very lucky in my youth. I got a deer tick bite in the back of my neck when changing the rear axle on my Wagoneer. I dug the tick out with a knife to be sure I got it out but within a week I came down with severe symptoms of constant headache, fever, chills, muscle convulsions, vomiting, etc.

    I went to the hospital and the doctor said it takes weeks to develop the antibodies that the test requires but gave me the test anyway. He said I probably had it and prescribed 800mg tetracycline 3x day for 10 days. The symptoms continued unabated for the 10 days. On the 2nd to last pill on day 10 my fever broke and the symptoms subsided. It was over. The hospital called and said the Lyme’s disease test came back negative so I’ve never had to declare it on my medical records -which would have prohibited some employment and service options.

    I consider myself extremely lucky wrt Lyme’s disease.

    Now they just need to expose Epstein Barr virus a bit more. There are scores of strains and they appear to be becoming more virulent. From what I’ve learned the virus is the source of many auto-immune diseases. One researcher I read said there are over 60 strains and the typical strain has 18 phases it can be in. Current treatment strategy is to coax it into one of its remission phases to treat the associated auto-immune disease. I suppose we’ll have to wait 20 - 40 years for a more thorough understanding of Epstein Barr.

  • Poland Demands $1 Trillion In WW2 Reparations From Germany

    09/13/2017 10:23:04 AM PDT · 26 of 42
    Justa to dfwgator

    I visited Poland during its COMBLOC years. In the old section of Warsaw many of the shops had large photographs of what their building looked like in 1945. Most were just piles of rubble or shells. But you could find a stoop, or the bottom of a door way and line that up with the rebuilt building to verify it was the same building. They placed the photos so that when you looked at them in the shop window you were were standing at the same angle and left-right lineup from where the original photo was taken. Pretty cool.

  • Hurricane Irma Live Thread Part IV

    09/13/2017 10:11:40 AM PDT · 1,203 of 1,330
    Justa to FamiliarFace

    Great to hear they have generator power now! I’m definitely picking up some fans to add to my hurricane supplies!

    My line power was restored at 1am today. The Tampa area is receiving fuel and supplies. Stores with power have reopened and shelves are being re-stocked. However some establishments (40%?) still remain closed for lack of power and the same for streetlights and traffic lights.

    If your family travels west on Rt. 60 they should be able to find gas for the generator east of Tampa. Just look for a station with electricity. If the price sign says “0.00” it means they’re out of gas.

  • Aircraft carrier is rushed to the hurricane-battered Keys

    09/12/2017 5:33:03 PM PDT · 43 of 60
    Justa to GingisK

    6-toed mutant cat-scratch fever zombie outbreak. Need to bomb the crap outta them!

  • Hurricane Irma Live Thread Part IV

    09/11/2017 4:13:25 PM PDT · 859 of 1,330
    Justa to FamiliarFace

    Stay on it. Thousands of the most vulnerable people, the elderly, will die in the coming weeks in FL due to lack of clean water, electricity, air conditioning, fuel and over-worked emergency services. Survival of many elderly will come down to what friends and relatives can do until services are restored. The heat this week is going to take a toll.

  • Tampa Residence's Awaken From Hurricane Irma To See That The Ocean Is Gone! #iS***UNot

    09/11/2017 3:57:32 PM PDT · 23 of 47
    Justa to Morgana

    No it’s not freaky and it’s a false title. Fake. It is deceitful and exploitative of people in distress.

    This occurred Sunday afternoon when Irma was to the south of the Tampa bay area. It’s east-to-west winds pushed water out of the bay more than low tide.

    When Irma arrived the water returned. After Irma it was high tide + 3 feet or more.

    Really shameless, deceptive self promotion by the author. There are millions of Floridians displaced and millions lacking electricity, air conditioning, gasoline, clean water, etc. and CRAP like this is posted? There are many elderly and retired people who are in bad shape and are not getting assistance. What will happen to them with the 108 degree heat index the next 3 days when they have no electricity, clean water, ice, etc.? How are they going to survive for weeks like that?

  • Hurricane Irma Live Thread Part IV

    09/11/2017 3:42:27 PM PDT · 839 of 1,330
    Justa to FamiliarFace

    Central FL. The gas will go to stations that have electricity. Use GasBuddy. It is updated by users. A green shield with a “-” means no gas/no electricity. Many places are without power. Some have power but are either out of gas or closed(!!!). I believe every place that has power will be open tomorrow. Crews are still working traffic signals in many locations.

    It will be cool this evening but hot tomorrow. So hopefully as places with electricity open your family will find ice and gas. I’ve seen people sleeping in their vehicles in gas stations that are closed but with gas and power.

    I went out today but it was a hodgepodge of most places being closed due to staffing or power and the places that were open were out of supply. I will be looking for gas in the Odessa/Wesley Chappel area tomorrow. Your family’s area is 50 mi. east from me.

  • Hurricane Irma Live Thread Part IV

    09/10/2017 6:13:54 PM PDT · 351 of 1,330
    Justa to jeffers

    Signing off for the night. Power is out, running on UPS ‘til that’s gone.

    Back whenever. Best of luck to all affected FReepers for the duration of Irma.

  • Hurricane Irma Live Thread III

    09/10/2017 3:19:36 PM PDT · 2,182 of 2,255
    Justa to FamiliarFace

    Black Spiced Rum and Strawberry drink mix is my favorite. Black strawberry.