The Random Thoughts Thread

Ok. I never knew this was a thing in Utah. In Oklahoma, the Canadian and North Canadian rivers are shallow with very deep sand. Most of the water flow is below the surface, hence the quicksand. You can’t sink over your head as in it as in the Tarzan movies, but you can get stuck. Never leave your rig idling in the river bottom. It will vibrate down. I’ve had lots of experience with it, but never where I simply could not get out. If you sit down, preferably on a limb or log, and slowly move the legs back and forth to break the suction they will come loose. Then, in the worst case scenario you crawl out. It’s not rocket science. Am I missing something here?
https://www.ksl.com/?sid=30758936&nid=

https://fox13now.com/2019/02/17/man...-in-the-middle-of-a-creek-stuck-in-quicksand/

Note: When the leg comes out, the boot may not. You may end up barefoot.
 

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Ok. I never knew this was a thing in Utah. In Oklahoma, the Canadian and North Canadian rivers are shallow with very deep sand. Most of the water flow is below the surface, hence the quicksand. You can’t sink over your head as in it as in the Tarzan movies, but you can get stuck. Never leave your rig idling in the river bottom. It will vibrate down. I’ve had lots of experience with it, but never where I simply could not get out. If you sit down, preferably on a limb or log, and slowly move the legs back and forth to break the suction they will come loose. Then, in the worst case scenario you crawl out. It’s not rocket science. Am I missing something here?
https://www.ksl.com/?sid=30758936&nid=

https://fox13now.com/2019/02/17/man...-in-the-middle-of-a-creek-stuck-in-quicksand/

Note: When the leg comes out, the boot may not. You may end up barefoot.
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One of my sisters is a geologist/mining engineer. Uranium is one of her specialities. this is what she has to say."Probably not serious you need long term exposure to a lot to have a problem. The uranium they have in the US is pretty low grade. Most peoples granite countertops probably emit more radiation that those rocks. I’ve had uranium ore in my house for a couple of decades don’t have a problem."
Kevin
 
This sparked some research on my part and I learned this today:

When finely powdered, uranium ignites spontaneously in air.

One kilogram of uranium-235 has the capacity to produce as much energy as 1,500,000 kilograms (1,500 tonnes) of coal.

Canada is the world’s largest supplier of uranium, producing 20 to 30 percent of supplies.

Although most people think uranium is extraordinarily rare, it is in fact more abundant than familiar elements such as mercury and silver.

Now you know...and:

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CB’s are still a thing in the Midwest.
That's a big 10-4!

I know a lot of folks with CB, and I use it on the highway all the time. I know one other person with GMRS, and no one with a ham license.

CB used to be our version of Facebook in the '70s. :) A license was needed, and a large portion of the people I knew had one in their vehicle and at home. My Mom still has her not exactly legal base station and Golden Eagle mic on the shelves in the basement.
 

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Having mine on while running the interstate has kept me out of traffic on more than one occasion as I listen to truckers insult one another's mothers and pass along traffic info.
That's a big 10-4!

I know a lot of folks with CB, and I use it on the highway all the time. I know one other person with GMRS, and no one with a ham license.
True. It can be very amusing and helpful on the highways.
 
I have one in my FJ. But here in NY it must be an unwritten law you have to use a southern accent. Between the whistles and cussing it tends to be very annoying. I don't turn it with young passengers in the vehicle. It's a lot of the reason I went to Ham radio.
 
Article in the business section today about the changing world of toys. Toy manufacturers say girl toys sell well, but boy toys no longer do. Boys are into video games now, rather than toys.

As the great Nobel-prize-winning poet-philosopher Dylan observed, "The times they are a-changing!"

"Boys are into toy cars, trucks, and guns until about age 10. After that, it's the game console."

"Sales of action figures ebb and flow with the release of Marvel and Disney movies. But increasingly, adult 'collectors' are the most avid customers."

https://nypost.com/2019/02/24/toymakers-focus-on-girls-market-amid-boys-fortnite-craze/
 
We used to have a saying in Boy Scouts regarding how quickly we needed to move the boys along toward Eagle. It all had to do with fumes...perfumes, car fumes, etc. that all became distractions as the boys got older. Age was a little older than 10 of course, but Gallowbraid's comment about cars and trucks made me think of that little 'fumes' saying.
 
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