The Water Is Wide (click on the song title or picture)
That’s When The Heartache Begins (click on the song title or my face)
I Am…I Said (left click on the song title)
Crying In The Chapel(left click on the song title)
Drinking Champagne (left click on the song title)
Crazy (left click on the song title)
I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry (left click on the song title)
Find out what the professionals know!
Many of the old dependable standards of everything are no longer your grandfather’s standards.
Off the shelf products have been sold to large companies and then the quality has been reduced to meet marketing and profit demands.
Tires, batteries, roofing, furniture, ….. everything has been manufactured under specifications by the seller, not the original designer who designed and engineered to last and do what it was supposed to do!
Many of these products still have the original formulas and quality out there, but you have to search for it and don’t expect the retail price to be competitive!
Ask professionals who their suppliers are and what product you should use. If they will tell you!
I’m just sayin’, question the quality of everything and with your computer, ask the right questions to narrow everything down to the best you can afford!
It’s probably still out there, just not on the shelf two blocks away! rdd
New Taxes and Laws Custom Made for Each of You
(The ratchet and pawl)
The mental state of our congress today is to pass laws that continually tighten the controls on the people with laws that encroach on every area of your life. Eventually, there will be so many laws that just stepping out of your house and breathing the government’s air will be against the law unless you’ve paid an oxygen consumption tax. Do not become a ‘special needs’ breather.
Get ready for the dog doo doo laws (guess what?), fishing tax, driving laws, drinking laws, making too much money laws….get the idea. We already have these.
What’s worse is, the senate has tried to pass laws to prevent us from the changing the laws once they’re passed. Of course this is unconstitutional and probably would not stand up in court, but with the new ‘puppet’ judges that have been appointed, who knows?
The mechanism in the picture is called a ‘wheel and pawl’.
A ratchet is a wheel with teeth that lean one direction, creating a catch pocket for the lever’s (called a pawl) opposing tooth to fall in to, and lock. When the wheel is turned, the pawl’s catch drops in the next space, which locks the wheel one more ‘click’ in that direction. Notice, there is not a way to undue the click! This wheel can only advance in one direction and has no mechanism to reverse the direction.
Picture each tooth on the wheel as a law. Picture the movement of the wheel as a law being passed. As the law is passed, there is a click each time the pawl’s tooth falls into the next space. Each time you hear a ‘click’, another law has been passed, and cannot be taken back.
Every time someone says “there should be a law against that”, no matter how petty, they are expressing the desire to remove another freedom from someone. Sooner or later, there will be laws that affect you and your way of life.
Wherever there is a cache of money or a wealthy money circle, there are eyes watching it, within and without, watching its edges as it passes looking for a way to remove some of it to their own resources.
The largest of these is what the government likes to get into through very slowly manipulating laws, breaking them down to create weak spots, making up expenditures that somehow, left-handedly siphon funds to favors and friends, short and long term.
And if they can do it quietly, I guess that makes them a little better thief (at least in their own mind). Always follow the money with a purpose, or just don’t care! It’s up to you!
It’s pretty simple and you can count on it! rdd
I suspect that people who don’t agree with me are strange in other ways too! rdd
Hangin’ on the chimney in my media room.
I love my 810 with my ‘walkabout’ lens. One of these days I going to slip a prime lens on this hummer! LOL
I was sitting, free hand about 12ft from the feeder. I snapped 2.
I’m going to make a few of these because I want one!
My roofer guy, Octavio, is going to hand me about 30 pieces of
‘tongue ‘n’ groove 7″ wide and 7+ feet long hardwood that his neighbor was going to burn!