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Here's another one related to this thread... A couple years ago borealis said something to the effect that my straw floor was dangerous and that it would catch on fire if hot coals fell on it. I suspected that this was just propaganda motivated by the fact that Borealis doesn't like me so she tries to make me look stupid. But how do I tell for sure if it's propaganda or not? Again... As you have stated... By observation. Well what's the best way to observe in this case? Well by pouring live coals directly onto the straw floor, that's how. And guess what happened? Virtually nothing. The floor did not catch on fire. So Borealis statement was pure propaganda, nothing more. Proven so by observation.
I see. It's also totally fine to have your chimney exit inside your attic.
Certainly, if you want to be a martyr. And that's a major aspect of Bluffy's victimhood.

Tbf, I doubt he seriously wants to go up in flames with his home, and he does have some urge toward self-preservation. Notably, he took advice to reduce cresote production and produce more heat, and eventually moved his chimney (I think).

If you've never encountered a serious chimney fire, or even a little one, you might be less inclined to take them seriously - after all, most people assume such a fire would be confined to a fireproof chimney.

However, if you've seen blue flamelets spurting between chimney bricks in your kitchen while the whole thing is roaring like a freight train, and shortly after go outdoors to view the 2 metre tall pillar of flame emerging above your roof, the issue of creosote and chimney safety takes on a whole new urgency.*

*So lucky. VFD having their monthly meeting less than a km. away, house once belonged to mother of fire chief, so he knew exactly where it was. That was 30 years ago. Very vivid memory.
My daughter was up in the mountains on a ski trip with friends, staying in a very nice cabin, an A-Frame. Sometime during the night, those on the upper floors smelled smoke, and woke everyone. They barely escaped with their pajamas on and some blankets, the cabin was gone before the fire department got there.  The problem, creosote in the flue and an inadequate separation of the flue from the structure.

Sure, excess creosote in the flue is not really common, though it happens often enough, but usually the separation, either air space or non-flammable construction intervenes. So, no worries. Just go to sleep. It's all OK. The flames are your fate in hell.
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
Last post by Pavlovs Dog -
They gave me a special window decal so they don't accidentally burn my car or house.
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
Last post by Pavlovs Dog -
I prefer to shadow finance BLM and radical feminists from my ivory tower.
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
Last post by Bilirubin -
And of course, I know have to say this here because some of you will view this as support for Trump, but the point is that I didn't see any of you jumping up and down when Obama was doing this.  And for the record, that is not to call you hypocrites.  I don't think you are.  I just think -- for a variety of reasons -- you are more sensitive to it now (which is probably a good thing -- I am definitely more sensitive to it now), but that sensitivity has turned some of you into hysterical loons.  Calm the fuck down.

But my decorum

The great thing about this Sentinel-style sidelines nonsense is that you don't have to commit to anything.  You can just be a breezy, air-headed liberal while other people do your cultural dirty-work for you.  Make non-committal "Of course property damage and riots are bad, but!" style comments, but then go home to your nice middle class house and shit post on the internet.  
:hmmm: its almost like social change works with a radical side constantly pushing at the margins effecting a shift of the middle in whichever direction!

Serious talk a second: I did 5 years of my life on the barricades of direct action to effect social change full time. If you want to rein in your internet tough guy schtick for a bit we could have a serious conversation, like Harambe is attempting, but until then I am content to throw spit wads at you because its hysterical.

ALso FYI I am not, and never have been, a liberal.
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
Last post by Testy Calibrate -
And of course, I know have to say this here because some of you will view this as support for Trump, but the point is that I didn't see any of you jumping up and down when Obama was doing this.  And for the record, that is not to call you hypocrites.  I don't think you are.  I just think -- for a variety of reasons -- you are more sensitive to it now (which is probably a good thing -- I am definitely more sensitive to it now), but that sensitivity has turned some of you into hysterical loons.  Calm the fuck down.

But my decorum

The great thing about this Sentinel-style sidelines nonsense is that you don't have to commit to anything.  You can just be a breezy, air-headed liberal while other people do your cultural dirty-work for you.  Make non-committal "Of course property damage and riots are bad, but!" style comments, but then go home to your nice middle class house and shit post on the internet.  
Not saying it's a value statement or anything, but ooh. edgy
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
Last post by tysixtus -
Yes I know, alt-right crypto-fascist etc.
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
Last post by tysixtus -
And of course, I know have to say this here because some of you will view this as support for Trump, but the point is that I didn't see any of you jumping up and down when Obama was doing this.  And for the record, that is not to call you hypocrites.  I don't think you are.  I just think -- for a variety of reasons -- you are more sensitive to it now (which is probably a good thing -- I am definitely more sensitive to it now), but that sensitivity has turned some of you into hysterical loons.  Calm the fuck down.

But my decorum

The great thing about this Sentinel-style sidelines nonsense is that you don't have to commit to anything.  You can just be a breezy, air-headed liberal while other people do your cultural dirty-work for you.  Make non-committal "Of course property damage and riots are bad, but!" style comments, but then go home to your nice middle class house and shit post on the internet.  
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I for one was worried whether Trump would be able to afford a trip down to Mar a Lago this weekend, but I guess I can rest easy now.
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Trumpocalypse
Last post by teeming brown mass -
bless your heart bilirubin