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About tankdude

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  1. Actually - if we do a base of 42 ounces....and assume that we average 27 joints (base between US and CA) = that gives us approximately 1,134 cigweeds.... So - over 14 years - and using the assumption that some Guru has called it every week (to include Ramadan - which many of the gurus can't even spell) that comes out to 732 possible calls - (to include the extras with leap years) - which works out to 1.55 (rounding to 3 significant figures) joints per possible call.... Now lets assume that each joint has - on average (not sure if your a heavy roller or a big hitter) of 10 hits per joint (also makes math easy) - thats 11,134 tokes... Wait - did I just go off on a tangent? Oh wait - is this sold as dry goods or as a medicinal - should I be using Avoirdupois weights or Troy....Now I'm confused....
  2. I'm going with 42 - because ice cream has no bones....
  3. Hope Mr. Montana doesn't mind....but I'm going to redo the math because I believe he made some false assumptions - for the sake of keeping it simple. As we all know - I tend to not be so simple, but get "wrapped around the axle" at times - so with that, I will show my work. First - I would guess he is talking short tons. In other words, 2,000 pounds. I'm sure Mr. Montana in is math assumed the same we learned in school - 16 ounces per pound - but that's if this is based on the Avoirdupois measurements. These are used for coarse dry weights such as grain, flour, sugar, tea, etc., and are the units of weight you likely learned about in school. The standard weight measurements used for all precious metal products are Troy ounces and pounds. All legal tender silver, gold and platinum coins are struck according to these Troy weights. Troy weights are also called Apothecary weights, due to their use with medical drugs - 1 Troy Ounce = 31.1035 grams - 1 Avoirdupois Ounce = 28.3495 grams In other words, a 1 ounce silver coin is heavier than an ounce of tea. But wait - it's about to get a bit more confusing... - 1 Troy Pound = 12 Troy Ounces (373.242 grams) - 1 Avoirdupois Pound = 16 Avoirdupois Ounces (453.592 grams) In other words, a 1 Troy pound bag of silver coins is lighter than a pound bag of rice! Thus the famous riddle - which weighs more - a pound of feathers or a pound of gold? (In case you're hazy on that - it would be the pound of feathers....) So - with this information in hand lets redo the math. 1 ton (2,000 Troy pounds) =29,166.67 troy ounces (oz t) in gold X 6.5 = 189,583.33 troy ounces 189,583.33 oz t X $1,195.50 (current spot bid price) = $226,646,871.015 - which is a $ 20 million difference. Maybe not all that significant for a country, but it would sure make a difference in my pocket book! Today's lesson has been brought to you by the letter Zed and the number i -
  4. Understand how life gets in the way... "Life is a continuous series of seeing how quickly you can formulate plan B" - TankDude
  5. Just some thoughts. Social Security isn't an entitlement - it's something you've paid for throughout your working life. It's more of a benefit - kind of like a 401K for being a US citizen. I believe the biggest hit to the Medicaid issue actually started with the Affordable Health Care Act - and finally - so what if they impeach 45 - it didn't seem to hurt 42 much....
  6. Best wishes and Prayer for you Moose!
  7. Not only do you have to show ID - they only accept their membership card with your photo on it
  8. And my personal favorite....hmm...wonder why...
  9. Hopefully I can AFFORD some champagne to crack open for a big occasion...LOL It's either this RV or ETH going over $1,000.....or ETN to $1.00. I'll take any or all 3!
  10. Can you imagine what kind of media storm would blow up here if our police put out a single strand of concertina wire like this to control protesters?
  11. So - take this for what you will - I had my reunion with the guys I went to Iraq with in 2004 - and one of our Interpetors made it! He now lives in Portland...and still has family in Kirkuk and Erbil. According to the local news (He showed me the article and translated) the government feels that Basra has all but been lost to Iran - and it may require military action. Not a good thing - but it does show governmental resolve. He also showed me another article from a local source stating that if things didn't stabilize by August 1, that Great Britian would be stepping in and taking over the local govnermnent because the US has failed to stabilize the region. Anyone here those rumors? Sounds like "false news" to me....just saying.
  12. Since I saw the post - anyone have a handl on Rayzur? Miss her posts....
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