Found on The Eco-Senior, via Audrey.
3 weeks ago
"I will use my workplace as an example. I work closely with about 15 people. Two of us are gun guys and the rest are pretty much uneducated to guns and gun laws. When the OBRWG topic came up how do you think it went? I'll tell you it was ugly. They had made up their minds that it was a bad thing and noone would change that. Even though I didn't support OBRWG I still tried to explain some things to them but it didn't register. That was 15 people. 86% of the people I work with everyday believe gun carriers are wrong, on power trips, have hidden agendas or are looking for trouble. Now imagine how a whole city thinks." - jd4320tFor cogent explanation of pistol packing, see this post by The Munchkin Wrangler.
“Years ago, I used to listen in the car on my way to reporting gigs, and I’d notice that I disagreed with everything he was saying, yet I not only wanted to keep listening, I actually liked him." - Ira Glass talking about Rush Limbaugh in an old story in the New York Times by Zev Chafets.Make no mistake: in my book Rush Limbaugh is a flaming jackass. I've only heard him a couple of times, briefly at that, and my mind was set.
|The cut out piece, previous patched, is lying on top of the tank.|
|The pile of the rust is a little hard to see in this picture. It is blatantly obvious in person. Perhaps the flash reduced the contrast between the pile and the sidewall of the tank.|
“The court is not without some sympathy for taxpayers penalized for failing to pay a tax of which they were unaware. However, every citizen is presumed to know the law.” - Some Oregon judge."Every citizen is presumed to know the law." Hmmph. I remember learning when I was a kid that "ignorance of the law is no excuse". I can understand why some people get all worked up over "burdensome government regulations". Sometimes it seems like there is no end to them.
People! Please remember this simple truth, that seems to elude so many seemingly rational people, "Projects are the means, Tools are the end." The mess is just an unavoidable side effect. -Marc DavisIt's a little hard to tell, but that is Optimus Prime lurking in the far corner.
|The emitter / sensor is the small round can with the black rectangle on top in the center of the board.|
|Plastic feed horn, from the back.|
|Plastic feed horn in place on top of emitter / sensor.|
"Copra has been classed as a dangerous good due to its spontaneously combustive nature."Spontaneously combustive nature!?! That was something they learned us in shop class about oily, turpentine soaked rags. And here I had just found out how acetylene can spontaneously decompose and explode. That's two really cool burny things in one year!
"They really should allow guns on planes. If you're going to need one at school, in church and wherever, why wouldn't you need to defend yourself in the air? Besides, to be really second amendment-y, they should just hand out guns at check-in. You never know when someone wants to snatch your freedom." - Dave in a comment on Burro Hall.Handing out guns at check-in is one way to deal with the threat of potential terrorists. Only problem is I am pretty sure a majority of air travelers would not know how to handle a firearm which would lead to a profusion of accidental discharges, which would not be a good thing. I wonder how many people in your average plane load do know how to handle any kind of gun, much less some random government issued handgun. I suspect the numbers would be pretty low, like zero, which means the terrorist, if there was one on the plane, would win, if he could outshoot the crew.
"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." ---Thomas Jefferson, 1816.My outlook toggles between dark and light. It's been pretty dark lately (we are all doomed), but this morning a little light crept in in the form of this quote. From Gunsite, Via Tam.