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In one of my older posts, Nickel Metal Hydride batteries and chargers! I mentioned about some good rechargeable batteries and chargers. I have noticed that there’s still stores packed with alkalines. Some places like Amazon you could buy them in bulk for up to 5,000 batteries! That’s a lot of batteries!

Now I get why some people still use throwaway batteries, they get lost, stolen or you forget about them and you cant charge them anymore. Is that really that big of a concern though these days though?

Some guys happen to like the rechargeables though…

I remember when I first got into using rechargeable Ni-Cads they had some AAs that I used in a walkman for a period of time. I got maybe a year or 2 out of those batteries before they stopped working correctly but they managed to save me some money. I don’t really recall seeing replacements, as I thought they just came with the charger and you’d have to buy another charger to get the batteries so my collection of rechargeables were quite low.

Yes, over time they did stop working right and I went back to alkalines for a period and then I got some new Rayovac Nickel-Metal Hydride cells that worked quite well for awhile anyways. I got maybe 3 or 4 years out of those before they stopped working so I just quit using those. Got a friend into them as well since we both liked to listen to the same music. But again for awhile i went back to alkalines but I didnt really use them that often. It was until in 2005 I started using them again since Duracell and Energizer had them and they even sold the batteries separately. I still have working AAA Energizers and AA Duracells that gets used in string lights or those Duracell LED flashlights. I use a few in my noice canceling headphones still. And these are the batteries that lose their charge over a course of a month or 2. If they dont get used much they wont work as well either.

When those batteries were not working in a USB charging device I decided to check out what they had and found Eneloops. I also got into using more sophisticated chargers such as the Power Ex C9000 mentioned in the other blog, I posted in the beginning of this article. Because, well I like to get what I can out of these batteries.

The simplest and cheapest way to get into recharge AAs and AAAs is to buy the Panasonic/Eneloop charger that comes with 4 AA batteries. Find a device you use most often and use the Eneloop batteries right out of the package and you’ll see they work like regular alkalines (unless your device is weird and requires the higher voltage) when you need to recharge them keep a set of alkalines handy or if it’s a 2 AA or 1 AA you can cycle out the 4 AA Eneloops you have. This is a great way of starting out and you’ll see the savings within 4 or 5 recharge cycles.  I’m going to list a few problems people might have with rechargeables..

1. They’re more expensive than alkalines.

Yes they are, but after 2-6 cycles depending on what brand of batteries you get you might see savings sooner. Keep using them and you’ll see the benefits.

2. They don’t last as long and they won’t charge.

Most alkaline AA cells have over 3,000mAh but most of the time you can only get half that amount. It depends on your device but it may cut off before you use up all the energy out of your rechargeables. Don’t give up if it doesnt work well in one of your devices. That may require a higher voltage where your rechargeable batteries may not function as well. More devices these days are more rechargeable friendly and can operate on that 1.2v battery. You have to try a different device. Most flashlights will work on rechargeable batteries. That’s the easy way of seeing if your batteries are faulty.

Additionally you can always pick up a multimeter. If its 1.23v or higher you should be ok. If it charges normally in your Panasonic/Eneloop charger then it passed the internal resistance check and should be working well. If you are using a different charger than the ones I’ve mentioned there is no guarantee they’ll charge your batteries adequately.

If they appear to be charged and wont work well in your device, always try a different device such as a flashlight. Get a Fenix, Coast or Maglite. I’ve used rechargeables in those lights and they work well. The 1 AA or AAA lights are good to where you can check the batteries individually. A multimeter however is the best way to check voltage. Also check the contacts. If you are using a battery where the wrapper is blocking the negative terminals on some devices they wont work. I never seen any issues using Eneloops though.

Also, sometimes you just end up with a bad batch of batteries. It happens, sometimes the charger isn’t working correctly. You will have to contact the manufacturer or just get it exchanged where you bought them. Just make sure not to tell them you’re using a different charger. Don’t mention the charger you are using. If they ask for the model number, tell them you don’t have it with you, you are calling from work or you are out somewhere. If you are buying Eneloops and have the charger then it’s as easy as getting the batteries replaced.

3. My family tosses these rechargeable batteries in the garbage.

Its inevitable. They’re AA or AAA batteries. Some people are used to toss these batteries into the garbage. The easiest way is to stop tossing out alkalines and get a bin to put them in. If your family does this then chances are they’ll do the same for rechargeables. If not, leaving notes on the devices or by the trash cans to not toss out batteries may be needed. If that doesn’t work then you’ll simply have to take the batteries out period and they’ll have to ask to use them. At least they’ll be charged ready to go.

Here are some other tips to get you started.

1. Avoid buying large quantities of rechargeables for your first time. There isnt any need to replace all 60 of your devices with rechargeables. There is the problem of alkalines ruining devices so if this is a common problem for you, buy a set of these EBL batteries.

16 Pack EBL AA 2300mAh Rechargeable batteries
12 Pack EBL AAA 800mAh Rechargeable batteries

They are a little too much for beginners and they may not work as good for you as they do for me but there are positive reviews for these batteries and I haven’t ran into many issues with them. The AAAs are a better deal where you could use them in an AAA to AA adapter. They sell those on Amazon as well. The batteries should work fine in the Panasonic/Eneloop charger as well. No need to charge them for first usage either. Just stick them in your devices and use them. One thing to note, the low drain devices such as a clock or tv remote they wont get much use. So to avoid premature death I suggest they get charged at least once every 6 months but you can do every 3 months. Just swap them out for another set.

They seem to be low self discharge but I’d buy the lower capacity cells just to be sure. Eventually though I suggest to replace every device with Eneloops.

2. No need to drain them fully before recharging. Just dont recharge them constantly. You can use them until the device starts showing signs of the battery dying or as I mentioned earlier, every 3-6 months. Also once they do show signs of being near death, quit using them until they are recharged again. Excessive draining of the cells can cause a waste of cycle usage and the cells can reverse charge or overdrain which can make the batteries permanently weak and potentially die.

3. The only reason for using higher capacity cells is for additional run time. If it’s not critical to get an extra 5 minutes of run time get the lower capacity cells. 1900mAh AA Eneloop batteries and the 750mAh AAA Eneloops are just fine for any device. You get more charge cycles and less battery waste.

4. Rechargeable nickel metal batteries can be recycled at most any place. Check your department or hardware stores. I have noticed its more difficult to recycle alkalines then rechargeables, as I’ve seen they have recycling in some stores. Usually I toss out the non working batteries in a container but I dont have many dead rechargeables yet.

Overall I hope this will encourage people to buy rechargeables again, if not for the environment but for your wallet and hopefully less stores will be selling 60 alkaline battery packs. I know some like businesses may be hard set in using alkalines, I know my job uses them but I put rechargeables in my lights so I dont use their alkalines. I’ve had people say that I dont need to use mine and I should use the company’s batteries but well, my light, my rules..  I dont use alkalines anymore. Theres no point when it costs less than a penny to recharge a pair of AA batteries.

Also, I forgot to add here are the best rechargeables you might get including some that are ok. In both AA and AAA size.

01. The best!

Eneloops 1900mAh/750mAh, Fujitsu; white, 2100 charge cycles – Made in Japan

02. Good

Eneloop Pro 2450mAh/900mAh, Fujitsu; black, 500 charge cycles – Made in Japan
Duracell; 300-500 charge cycles – Made in Japan
Energizer; 300-500 charge cycles – Made in Japan
Amazonbasics; same as white or black Eneloops may be made in China (not verified if same or similar quality as Japan)

03. Ok (may be Chinese and of lesser quality)

Tenergy is in the middle of the road as I haven’t tried their AA/AAA cells but I got 2 9V cells with their charger that so far has been running strong.
EBL, Goal Zero, Sunlabz, Rayovac, and some other brands I don’t have names for currently. Avoid AA batteries that claim higher than 2900mAh capacity and AAA higher than 1100mAh capacity. I haven’t tested the AAA EBLs 1100 mAh cells but the AA 2800mAh cells they have got came in around 2600mAh I think. I dont recall.

The La Crosse cells are terrible and haven’t been upgraded from the older high self discharge Nickel Metal batteries. I currently have a set of AAs and AAAs that come with their BC-1000 charger, they are ok but I wouldn’t buy them regularly. Avoid Enercell and RadioShack batteries, they don’t last long in storage.

Maha/Power Ex chargers tend to be the best or the Panasonic/Eneloop charger. La Crosse chargers are not bad but do not have the internal resistance check that the Eneloop or Power Ex C9000 charger has. I have not tried any other charger and the Sky RC 3000 charger doesn’t keep the batteries secure enough for me.

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Illinois recently passed a law making schools teach LGBT history. As if there was much history to begin with LGBT which I believe came around in the 70s or 80s, before that time homosexuality has been widely rejected and even illegal so they were placed in mental asylums. Now I do know of the horrific experiments being done to the mentally ill which was barbaric to say the least. So I’d like to think what we now call psychiatric hospitals (or institutions) have gotten much better.

Its unclear how being homosexual was no longer illegal let alone no longer a mental illness but it happened and it can only be speculated as someone paid some experts to be convinced to let them go. Supposedly there was an LGBT or active gay movement that started in the 1940s, but others say they started in the late 1980s.

Its difficult to say when the LGBT began but it could have been the gay active movement that caused homosexuality to become legalized and very rarely there was ever transgenders. Of course it wouldn’t be surprising that they did this in secret. They knew transgenders would never be accepted and they were first discovered in the 1940s but breast enhancements didn’t start until the 60s. So transgenders were often called cross dressers. They looked nothing like what their actual gender was, most often they were easily spotted and easily scared off from continuing the crossdressing. Theres also drag queens but its unclear whether they were the same as crossdressers. Bottom line these people were the first ‘transgenders’. They couldn’t have surgeries or drugs and kids were not being treated as being a transgender.

However the LGBT is hard pushing the agenda that kids are transgender and should be given drugs to stop puberty. This sort of thing should be illegal and abolished. Doctors are too quick in injecting poison into our children and mess up their thinking of things.

Instead of telling kids to accept their bodies for what they are and accept their assigned gender they’re being told, do what you feel like. As early as 3 years old a child who doesnt know how to tie his own shoes is being encouraged to live out their fantasy of being the incorrect or opposite assigned gender.

So how could transgender kids have existed so long before the drugs were even given? How is it no reports of kids being suicidal because they weren’t allowed to live out the gender they think they are? Its because it wasnt in their way of thinking. Other people placed this image into their heads and think, “if this person can do that then so can i.” Whether or not gender dysphoria is real, so called experts don’t care. They just say let the kid decide. A 3 year old child who can’t decide what to eat or wear is making a life altering decision that doesn’t just impact them physically with the hormone blocker drugs, it impacts them emotionally. When it comes to puberty and when a boy wants to be a girl but may like boys or girls (depending upon how much of their fantasy plays into what sex they desire) their life is going to be hell because neither sex wants to date someone who is transgender. Not to mention what kind of impact it’ll have on their peers especially if they decide to detransition. Either way transgenderism is making something simple into something extremely complicated. You are taking a perfectly healthy boy or man and trying to convert them into a girl or woman. Scientifically and spiritually, that is just wrong. A male having feelings of being a woman or a female doesn’t mean they are a woman/female. This is why these LGBT classes are unnecessary. This is why the state and people in general need to stay out of families noses. If they dont want their kids to turn out to be transgender then let them do it. Give them the resources to make that happen because if the kid ends up frustrated or suicidal it will be hell because the LGBT is making it impossible to let parents decide so they can try to force people to accept them. Because people won’t accept transgenders willingly, so they got to force people to accept them. This is why there is transgender kids, LGBT history class, transgender books for kids, and drag queen library recruitment centers. They deny that one because they don’t want to be seen as devious, evil people trying to convert parents kids. Yet if one kid claims to be transgender, other kids will follow regardless if they really feel that way.

This is why the transgender movement is out of control and really needs to be stopped.

There is a group called MassResistance, check them out if you are tired of transgender ideology being pushed onto children and pushed in society’s faces. Transgenders are mentally ill and there are plenty of transgenders who are either in prison or act crazy in public and a nuisance to society. No matter what someone tells you the LGBT is pushing lies onto the public and denying it. They know they are lies but then again it’s all brainwashing nonsense. Pull your kids out of public schools and take them to a Christian school that hasn’t abandoned their morals.

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Just when you think we made strides in reducing racism in this country this one guy decided to act on his racism in a violent way. The shooter, Patrick Crusius clearly showed his racism against Mexican people.

You can’t believe how much this guy angers me. I got a few Mexican friends who has to deal with racism at one time or another. Its generally rare but its hurtful when people act this way towards Mexicans or anyone else in general. A ton of reports of Mexicans being harassed, at gas stations, restaurants, in stores and on the streets. Some people blame Trump but some of these racist people do support Trump.

Really it’s the people who are in need of help for the fact they can’t see the fact they are immigrants too. America is founded by immigrants and what people do when act racist they make it sound like there is something wrong with a certain group which turns into more hate. We need to set an example that Mexicans and any other race is welcomed in America because this is what America is. Its more than just a country with freedoms. It’s a country with many different races and cultures and everyone should be welcome. People have either forgotten or they simply do not understand what America is. America isnt all just white people. People need to understand this and let go of any hate. Unfortunately this may not be as easy as it seems and we’ll end up with another massacre because there is a lot of hateful people in this world. Americans and America in general needs many prayers.

I know as Christians we are to forgive and forget but what this shooter did, I find unforgivable what he did.

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You may have heard of “live and let live” surrounding the LGBT community. Many would consider this as who cares what people do in their own homes. However this mentality has driven the LGBT organization to new heights and now they are shoving their lifestyle in everyone’s faces.

In schools, on the street, businesses.. now in the media such as the news and movies such as Toy Story 4 as a subliminal message. If that’s not enough…

Moms expose library’s shocking ‘Youth Pride’ event: homosexuality, transgenderism, drag queens

I couldn’t imagine how this managed to escalate to this point other than maybe, just maybe these people should have never left the mental asylums. Make no mistake about this, no matter what professionals say, the LGBT are mentally ill. Particularly the ones pushing this agenda to the extreme. Recruiting people by singing ridiculous songs about how people should do what they feel.

“If you feel like a girl, then you are one”

This is clearly showing kids and adults that it’s ok to change your sex or gender. Since transgenderism hasn’t really been in the Bible very much it stands to be clear it wasn’t a very big problem. Being gay however that was a big problem as often it was seen as an abomination and homosexuals were stoned when caught being with someone of the same sex.

So where did transgenderism start? It wasnt very easy to get sex reassignment surgery and even making a male look like a woman it wasnt easy. Maybe perhaps most people shunned away from this behavior or its possible it wasn’t an issue. So 4 or 5 out of 2,000 people thought they were the wrong gender. To avoid being outcasts they accepted the sex they were assigned to at birth.

Pretty much this was never an issue up until professionals got it into their heads about sex reassignment surgeries. Trying to surgically alter a male to look like a female despite the fact they’re still a male. Now if we were talking about intersex people, those born as two sexes which is incredibly rare they shouldn’t be considered transgender but intersex. They could be an intersex woman or man depending on the dominant sex. Again this is incredibly rare and unlikely to pose a problem if we considered reality instead of feelings.

If a male feels like he’s a woman or female that’s just a mental problem because, when was the last time you declared yourself as a male or female? I never thought about it. I figure, I’m a man based on the fact I’m male. I was taught this through biology and other teaching.

I never once thought I was a woman or a female. This .08% minority who has been recruiting people to be gay or transgender is inflating their numbers and I can see why it’s so high now. The extreme push for LGBT can only be accomplished through numbers and these people are everywhere now. In business, media and even in church. We’re on the losing side here because the LGBT has been a corrupt entity. Somehow the rights of being gay or transgender has slipped right by us when they closed the doors of many mental asylums. When the funds ran dry some people decided that being gay or transgender isn’t a threat to society.

Ok again, didn’t see people being gay is a threat but who in their right minds thought that males being women was a great idea? I dont care if it was the best idea at the time, transgenders shouldn’t have been allowed to be set free either. Being transgender means being rejected by a lot of potential relationships and they’ve made a big deal out of this.

“If you don’t date a transgender person you’re transphobic, shallow bigoted person who doesn’t deserve anyone”

More mind control, guilt trip scare tactics by the transgender recruitment team. Some transgenders dont think this way yet it’s almost unnoticeable that they’re really a male. Oh then you have those..

“Females do have a penis! You just see women as sexual objects. Wanting a vagina over a penis. Go away you stupid shallow bigot!”

Like is this an effin joke to these people?  I feel like this is an intervention where if you don’t date a black woman your a racist against blacks or if you dont like “plus size” women you’re shallow. Is it really that difficult that people are attracted to some people and not others?

Being gay is something that should be kept in family, behind closed doors.. if that’s even permitted…

Being transgender, there needs to be a better way than allowing men to be women and women to be men. Conversation therapy is becoming an illegal practice and already a few legit ones were forced to be abandoned because it’s not part of the LGBT agenda where..

“If you are gay, then be gay. If you want to be a female, then s*** f*** you are a female.”

The LGBT organization is relentless and what they are doing is evil. They need numbers and they’re pushing kids to be transgender or gay. We “live and let live” and this is what we got. The real sad part is these people will either try to deny this or they’ll say “you’re a transphobic, homophobic bigot dinosaur that needs to die off.”

Yes they’ve said that to some people on social media. The things they say shows that they’ll do anything it takes to make the world accept and love gay and transgender. Even though no matter what there will always be those who will not. They know this and when they get enough numbers and too many many rights, people including me who is speaking the truth will be jailed for life without parole or access to the outside world. They may as well put us folks in Gitmo if they had their way.

The LGBT must be stopped.

 

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First of all, the cost of living is ridiculous. To make it worse the wonderful state of Illinois doubled the gas tax and car registration is now another $50. I’m already straining on buying a new car even a relatively new Honda Accord costs around $25k. That’s $25,000. Needless to say I gotta wonder if I could get a Dodge Challenger.

I love Chicago and Illinois for its wonderful weather and sights. However the politicians are a huge problem. They can’t find ways to cut expenses yet we the taxpayers are funding their huge homes and $70k vehicles. They make over $50k a year which is ridiculous when we have to pay taxes that won’t even fix the bad roads. Instead they tear up perfectly good roads and ignore the ones with crater sized potholes.

Even though gas taxes are not too terrible, you got a ton of people driving way over the speed limit which also uses more gas up. They dont seem to mind though because they’re getting upset with me for driving 55mph instead of 60mph and they dont always like me driving 60 either.

It’s gotten ridiculous with the costs and taxes.

On to the other topic so I did freak out a bit when I saw my favorite crush drive up (I could see it with the door ajar and even though the window) I was already getting ready to leave to go to the other plant but it just seems that I’m not ready to see her quite yet.

Also for Friday and Monday during her 12:30pm lunch I got this vibe of feeling anxious or anxiety. Like I wonder if she was worried I might try to talk to her again or something. I really don’t know what’s going on there… I keep rationalizing it, that’s it’s just all in my head but also I was a bit rattled when I saw her drive up. I’m not sure whether she came by my workstation because I was facing the other way letting a coworker/friend know I have done the first pass with some parts. I also kept far away when I was heading to the other plant. The only thing I can think of at the moment is maybe she’s wondering why I’m not there when she is so maybe shes worried that I’m avoiding her. Like she might feel bad for canceling the lunch.

But see I don’t know and as far as what I’m doing, I’m moving on. So maybe being in the vicinity is doing something rather than avoiding the plant entirely. So it appears to be doing something, I hope. We’ll see what happens over the week.

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Well I managed to talk to this woman I like at work today, it all went well.. I even asked her if she wanted lunch. She wasn’t sure but then ended up saying yes.

Unfortunately I hit a snag. She either bailed or had a very important phone call. I may have pushed it a little too much by asking her to lunch. At first I thought it was, welp shes not really interested.

However I think it’s more likely I scared her away. Because she seemed like she was interested.. but perhaps shes very timid. I tend to be that way too..

Clearly thinking about this for a minute she may just need additional coaxing. Which works on my level because I myself am that way. I was kind of hoping that maybe we could have alleviated that by getting to know one another. So basically I’m going to have to change my process.

I hope I didn’t damage this too much but well, I’ll let her approach me now. If she seems too distant then maybe shes really not interested. Well next time I’ll just smile and wave at her. Or.. something. But I do get the impression she might be interested.. just very timid.

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From the crime show, NCIS. Gibbs has a rule to never date a co-worker.

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Anyway, this blog is a personal one (no EVs this time). My previous job I happened to like a girl who turned up didn’t like me back. I said some things to her online that I shouldn’t have and being at work has made things incredibly awkward. Not to mention work itself had gotten worse and I wasn’t getting enough hours (well other employees didnt get enough it was difficult times). I didn’t even want to be there because work had gotten too stressful. I felt like I didn’t belong there.

While this was happening I really got into watching NCIS and Rule #12 came up. Never date a co-worker. Sound advice and for those wondering what the other ones are…

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Some are missing, not mentioned or it’s an outdated photo im not sure which because I never kept up on every rule made. Some of them are good actually. So with my new job I kept the same mindset, Rule #12. It’s been working up until recently other co-workers have been trying to get me in a relationship with someone, no one in particular just generally asking me why I haven’t got a woman, wife or kids.

They also couldn’t have asked ata worse time. I have been focused on saving a new car (new 0-3 years, not an older vehicle) and I really want to get a Dodge Challenger, even if it’s a V6 version. But even with a bit of overtime it’s going to take some time to do. I can’t really afford to date right now and I really have no plans of a relationship.

Kids and possibly marriage is out of the question as they’re not cheap. Another thing is im not a romantic, sorry ladies. I feel like buying stuff like a card, flowers and chocolate, having candlelight dinners and long walks on beaches are a bit, outdated and cheesy. Going out to dinner at a greasy hamburger joint and seeing an action movie are my ideas of dating.

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All jokes aside many women are looking for a romance, something im probably capable of but not something I’d like to do and I’ve already made my peace with being single. Bottom line is that relationships are too much guesswork. Sometimes you don’t really know what the other person really wants and I’m not even sure I want a relationship.

Now that I got that out of the way there is a woman i work with, not really though considering the fact we’re on opposite sides of a small plant with a wall as a barrier, but there are times where she is on side I’m on. Mostly I haven’t really thought much of it but I work around one of the many access points to the plant I’m in so a few times she had mentioned, “good morning” before I had lost overtime hours and she started before me. So eh whatever, time goes by and just this last several weeks I caught her looking at me which at first I brushed it off but the most recent 2 was on Thursday. It was almost like she was looking at me like “why won’t you talk to me” but it could also be 200 other things.

The most obvious sign would be is the gossiping of me still being single from the guys. I almost wished I had said, yes I do have a gf so they could leave me alone, but they’ll be asking for photos. And you know, every smartphone has a camera so even if I had to take a photo of my imaginary gf sleeping, that just wouldn’t get them to stop asking for one.

I found a great job with a bunch of employees who are nosy.

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Oh well. Anyway since Thursday I just put up my blinders and focused on the job. All I can do is smile and move on. Not that this female co-worker isn’t attractive but well, I don’t really approach people i don’t know, unless it’s something I need I usually let others approach me. Makes it hard to make friends but as an introvert, it doesn’t really matter. I’m 39 years old and have never been on a date or relationship so at this point, in just used to the idea of being single that the idea of relationships just doesn’t interest me as much as it used to.

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