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  1. chirakawa

    Dish Outdoors & Hopper 3 Fees

    Yes, that's what I was pointing out. The $15 fee is a second receiver fee, not a dvr fee. It makes no difference whether your Hoppers are leased or owned, the fees are the same. There is no receiver fee for the first receiver and no dvr fee for extra receivers.
  2. chirakawa

    Dish Outdoors & Hopper 3 Fees

    Not disputing you, but according to the chart in the previous post you are paying a $12 dvr fee and a $15 receiver fee for your second Hopper. Does your bill list you as paying two dvr fees?
  3. chirakawa

    Verizon Unlimited Data Plan for Jetpacks

    The new Verizon Prepaid Unlimited Plan is advertised as delivering 1080p.
  4. chirakawa

    Verizon Unlimited Data Plan for Jetpacks

    It is my understanding that fast.com is a test designed to gauge what speed you can connect to Netflix. In the past, even while net neutrality was in effect, it was suspected that certain ISP's were throttling customers' connection to Netflix and fast.com was created to validate/dispute those claims. I could be totally mistaken.
  5. chirakawa

    Texas Class A or B License Upgrade FAQs

    I don't see any other way to interpret it. If Texas says you must be a zebra to drive a 50 ton bus and Ohio requires you to be a giraffe to drive a 50 ton bus, then Texas will accept you driving a 50 ton bus if you're a giraffe from Ohio.
  6. Absolutely. Nowadays, I can go a full month or more on a tank. Not so when I was young, I stayed on the road. ☺️
  7. chirakawa

    Verizon Unlimited Data Plan for Jetpacks

    Really? What Jetpack and smartphone do you have which is 5G capable?
  8. chirakawa

    Satellite TV greenhorn

    I wouldn't get on Pay as You Go unless you intend to suspend service for part of the year. It's my understanding that you won't be eligible for special pricing with Pay as You Go. Dutch will correct me if I'm wrong.
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    I'm not familiar with a BR-1, but when you get the new jetpack and activate it can't you just switch the sim card to the BR-1?
  10. chirakawa

    1/2 inch cordless impact 1200 to 1400 ftlbs

    Milwaukee on sale
  11. chirakawa

    New Tires for C

    The tires were built in the 51st week of 2011, so they are not quite 7 years old. That being said, I would probably replace them.
  12. chirakawa

    Control the Federal Dept?

    You make a good point. I don't know, I'm not an economist. I do know that every chart I've ever read about national debt has compared it to gdp. Here's a history of gdp. The first four years of WWII, the gdp went up dramatically. The next three years showed a drop. It's my understanding that military production is a part of gdp, not separate. https://www.thebalance.com/us-gdp-by-year-3305543 The problem with this subject is that all we can do is identify the problem. We all know what that is, our government spends more than it receives. However, the solutions all involve some degree of political action, either in some form of petition or in choosing who to vote for, etc.................and we can't discuss those here. Nor should we, this is an RV forum. Yes, the problem concerns us all, even RV'ers. But, that applies to any subject, some of which are banned on this forum.
  13. chirakawa

    Control the Federal Dept?

    Here is a pretty respectable website with a simplified explanation of the history of our debt. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_United_States_public_debt In case you didn't want to read it, it pretty well follows the time line of debt for this country, pointing out when debt was highest (generally during wars) and when it was lowest (generally when military spending is lowest). There's also a graph which illustrates the national debt over the decades. Here's a couple of quotes where the parts in bold contradict your earlier "facts": "The history of the United States public debt started with federal government debt incurred during the American Revolutionary War by the first U.S treasurer, Michael Hillegas, after its formation in 1789. The United States has continuously had a fluctuating public debt since then, except for about a year during 1835–1836. To allow comparisons over the years, public debt is often expressed as a ratio to gross domestic product (GDP). Historically, the United States public debt as a share of GDP has increased during wars and recessions, and subsequently declined. The United States public debt as a percentage of GDP reached its highest level during Harry Truman's first presidential term, during and after World War II." " The public debt fell rapidly after the end of World War II under the presidency of Harry S. Truman, as the U.S. and the rest of the world experienced a post-war economic expansion. "
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    Control the Federal Dept?

    Winner, winner, chicken dinner.