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    This is exactly why you buy a speaker selector-...

    This is exactly why you buy a speaker selector- so you dont have to worry about this stuff. It wont let you feed them too low a resistance. Its actually designed to do this, mass produced, sealed in...
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    "Linoleum" 60 years ago was a very different...

    "Linoleum" 60 years ago was a very different product than what you get today.
    Flooring these days is not the same at all- its vinyl.
    There is still one company, in Europe, Forbo, that still makes...
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    I couldnt agree less about no music in the shop-...

    I couldnt agree less about no music in the shop- I have been running LOUD music in my shop for over 40 years now, and could not work without it. Sure, there are times when I put ear plugs in, as...
  4. Durma is a Turkish company, which is currently...

    Durma is a Turkish company, which is currently the worlds largest manufacturer of fab equipment like press brakes, ironworkers, rolls, and even laser cutting tables. Cheaper than the Germans or...
  5. Since Don is busy, I looked it up- the first...

    Since Don is busy, I looked it up- the first song, with the asian vocals, is Desert Walk, by Deep Forest- its a 1992 album of early ethnic based electronica made by two french musicians. It actually...
  6. Things I would like, but I have no work,so its...

    Things I would like, but I have no work,so its not a time for me to buy tools.

    But I did like the music too- who was asian woman?
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    none of this changes the fact that 80% of...

    none of this changes the fact that 80% of americans did NOT vote for Trump.
    So any overwhelming voter support he has is a fantasy.
    Of course, if Hillary was President, the same thing would be true.
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    Before I had a forklift, I would move things like...

    Before I had a forklift, I would move things like that with a comealong- 10 bucks at garage sales- I have a whole rack of em.
    And a pair of 4 wheel dollys. I cut a piece of 3/4" plywood 18" x 24",...
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    Trump got 62,984,828 votes. Thats not 50% of...

    Trump got
    62,984,828 votes.
    Thats not 50% of 320 million.
    More like 20%.
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    Ventilator Maker: We Can Ramp Up Production...

    Ventilator Maker: We Can Ramp Up Production Five-Fold

    seems like the big problem is whos gonna pay for triple shifts and guarantee purchases?
    We have strategic reserves of oil, and gasoline- used...
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    78% of americans live paycheck to paycheck. That...

    78% of americans live paycheck to paycheck. That means 1 month, tops, before they cant pay the rent or the mortgage.

    About 3 million people work in restaurants.
    Around $1 Trillion a year worth...
  12. I have several Taiwan built machines that have...

    I have several Taiwan built machines that have held up to daily shop use for 20 years. Its pretty decent stuff, especially if you buy the top of the line.

    And price wise, you figure its about...
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    You can get Ford Fleet trucks, you usually have...

    You can get Ford Fleet trucks, you usually have to go thru a special fleet salesman. Not sure about Chevy or Dodge- I know, when I bought my current truck, I went to a dodge dealer and was told there...
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    I am extremely dubious that any new truck made...

    I am extremely dubious that any new truck made today is going to last 20 years.
    What was true for a 1970 truck is not true any more.
    The sheer amount of electronics for one thing. F150's have had...
  15. Although I did go to machine shop classes at...

    Although I did go to machine shop classes at LA trade tech, right across from the convention center, I never went to the taco truck there- my shop was in Inglewood, I went to taco trucks south...
  16. Santa Fe, in South Los Angeles, was the street...

    Santa Fe, in South Los Angeles, was the street you are talkiing about- there were a dozen dealers there at one point. I think there might be ONE left.
    But Sterling was never on Santa Fe. Its always...
  17. A big, expensive, Pettingil or Yoder isnt...

    A big, expensive, Pettingil or Yoder isnt actually going to hit all that much harder than your planishing hammer- a bit, but its not night and day. The advantage to one of those is rigidity and mass,...
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    I seem to remember hearing they went out of...

    I seem to remember hearing they went out of business.
    Warren Holdridge started the company in 1956.
    I met him in the late 80s, at the machine tool show in Los Angeles, and he was old then.
    I am...
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    This company, Janicki, doesnt do it that way-...

    This company, Janicki, doesnt do it that way- instead, they make the individual tradesmen, like my friend the electrical contractor, get individual security clearances. Then, they get repeat high...
  20. EG is from California and has lived in China for...

    EG is from California and has lived in China for something like 20 years.
    We didnt win any war against either place.

    I lived in California for ten years, and you are right- it shouldnt be lumped...
  21. Acer and Acra both have good reputations, they...

    Acer and Acra both have good reputations, they are US brand names for Taiwanese lathes.
    I would also call (not email) the guys at Equipment Sales and Service, in Auburn Wa. They are the official...
  22. I am, oddly enough, tunnel safety certified in a...

    I am, oddly enough, tunnel safety certified in a couple of cities and rail work certified in a couple more- I have worked on five different light rail or subway systems in the western USA over the...
  23. Saign, who is an excellent metalsmith who lives...

    Saign, who is an excellent metalsmith who lives up near me, sells pitch.
    California red chasing and repousse pitch | scstudios

    as do other metalworking supply places.
    And, you can google and...
  24. I lived in La for ten years, and, yes, I drove...

    I lived in La for ten years, and, yes, I drove cars. But I also took the subway and the light rail.
    In Los Angeles, and in Detroit no doubt, as well as in most american cities, there are no buses...
  25. Its really not that hard to have a working bus...

    Its really not that hard to have a working bus system. You can buy buses, and hire drivers.
    I spend about a quarter of every year in Buenos Aires- and the bus system here is dead simple. The buses...
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