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  1. I don't know about that. The victims were fairly young, in their 40's. Younger folks are not put off by ink and stink like us older grumps.
  2. Now, don't you feel superior? Nothing ignorant about my statement, just the narrow minded way you interpreted it.
  3. Gotcha. Yeah, it's so bad that most States have banned certain cellphone activities by drivers. Texas outlawed texting last year, yet every other car seems to have a driver with one hand on the steering wheel and the thumb tapping away on the other hand. Hurry up with those self driving cars. I would call it evolution, but they're killing others, not just themselves with their obsessive habit.
  4. From my experience of listening to several Canadian friends who come down after Christmas, they just watch the weather forecasts.
  5. Everything people are saying about being aware of your surroundings and situational awareness and such is true. I agree. However, understand that most crimes of this sort don't happen with someone lurking or sneaking up on a campsite or crawling through the weeds. Most likely this criminal/s engaged the rv couple in some normal manner. Maybe they were just a couple walking along the beach, or they met at a restaurant and decided to get together on the beach. Maybe they enlisted their help with a stalled vehicle. There are hundreds of scenarios and we really won't know what took place. Chances are that this rv couple let their guard down, felt comfortable around these strangers. My point is that just because they were located at a secluded area doesn't mean they were vulnerable. And, just because someone carries a firearm in their waistband doesn't make them safe. There are dozens of stories of serial killers befriending their victims, luring them into their homes, gaining their confidence. I don't think there is any way to be totally prepared to protect yourself against a ruthless predator.............and still live an enjoyable and relaxed life. All we can do is use common sense and trust our instincts. If something doesn't quite seem right, it probably isn't.
  6. Barb, I think most people accept that you are a scientist and possess knowledge that most of us do not. Yes, we are scientifically illiterate. You can say the same about History, Geography, Math, Literature, Government, English Grammar, etc. etc. The fact is that once we leave school, we no longer study those subjects which don't specifically apply to our everyday vocation. How many carpenters, plumbers, mechanics, welders, etc. do you know who go home tired at night and read up on radio frequency radiation? Most people receive their information from the media, good or bad. Carlos says that this information is readily available at our fingertips. Okay. However, most of us lack the basic knowledge to even find the information. Then, we have to sort through what is "pseudo-science" and what is "actual science" I did a simple internet search for something like "health effects of living near cellular tower" and it came back with many, many pages of studies and reports and blogs and opinions. The layman has no way of knowing which of these are legitimate or not. Here's some examples: https://emwatch.com/cell-tower-health-risks/ https://mdsafetech.org/cell-tower-health-effects/ http://it-takes-time.com/2015/09/22/health-effects-of-cell-towers/ http://sixwise.com/newsletters/05/09/28/what_are_the_dangers_of_living_near_Cell_phone_towers.htm You say we should accept the word of scientists, that low power radio waves are not harmful. Okay, so in the traditional sense of harmful, like cooking our flesh with radio waves they are not. But, maybe there are other effects which we are not aware of, long term effects. And, like has already been pointed out, scientists and doctors lied to us for decades about smoking. There's also the asbestos thing, and many pharmacy products which caused irreparable harm after we were told they were safe. You can't blame the public for being skeptical of authority on these subjects. It also doesn't help when knowledgeable persons like yourself and Carlos come on here and berate others with a condescending attitude. People have concerns, are fearful. If you want to help, then share your knowledge, don't flaunt it. JMO
  7. Well, maybe I just misunderstood what I read. I thought that the provider billed Medicare, then Medicare paid it's portion and forwarded the claims to the Medigap, which then paid it's portion. I didn't think the provider had to bill the Medigap directly at all. In other words, the Mayo Clinic shouldn't have any contact at all with the Medigap insurance company in the claims process. Medicare Approval and Billing Before a doctor will schedule surgery for you, or even an MRI, CAT scan or any similar expensive tests, his/her office will first get confirmation from Medicare that it will cover the bill. That communication is done electronically and very efficiently. Most of the time, you’re not even aware of the approval process taking place. After you’ve had your procedure, surgery, or tests, your doctors and hospital electronically bill Medicare. Then, Medicare will pay a portion of those pre-approved bills directly to your doctors and hospital. Medigap Fills in the Gaps After that, Medicare uses a system called “crossover” to electronically notify your Medigap insurance company that they have to pay the part of the remainder (the gaps) that your Medigap policy covers. All you have to remember is this: always show your Medigap policy identification card, along with your Medicare card, to your medical providers. The rest is done automatically for you. It’s a nice system. https://www.healthcare.com/blog/medicare-medigap-pay-medical-bills/
  8. It's been a few years since I put an ammeter to one, but I remember an 11,000 btu a/c unit pulling over 17 amps at start up. I was putting a soft start on it so I could use it with my Honda 2000. My current 15,000 btu Brisk Air 2 is rated at 13.2 for the compressor and 2.7 for the fan at normal operating. That's rated at 125 volts. Drop the voltage to what you see in lot's of campgrounds and you're going to be using even more. Starting amps on a hot day will be highest. I'm not an electrician, so I will yield to those who are, but I think it's a stretch to say nothing in an rv takes more than 15 amps.
  9. It's a Medicare medigap plan. If Medicare is accepted, your Medigap is accepted, there's no "honored" to it.
  10. You can use 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue as your address if you want to, but you'd be guilty of falsifying a document. Unless you use the Escapees mailing service, you don't have an address with them that you can legitimately use. JMO
  11. Well written skpgirl. It sounds like you have some of that "common sense" Kirk referred to. I don't have any skin in this game, but I certainly can understand not wanting a tower that large in the neighborhood. I don't think some people realize just how huge of a structure it is. We're not talking about a fake cactus or some imitation pine tree. Good luck, hope this turns out to the satisfaction of most, or at least with consideration for all points of view.
  12. Medicare pays the insurance company a given amount per customer.
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