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  1. And my Queensryche tribute wouldn't be complete without this gem.
  2. This one came out in 1990.... If you don't like the music, turn it down and read the lyrics.
  3. They live in Minneapolis. They didn't have to do anything to bring the cops to their neighborhood. I get what you're trying to say, but if you look again, you'll see normal people. The one lady was even wearing a white mask. Remember when out biggest problem was Covid? Why can't they just be concerned citizens who are worried?
  4. So you're saying that since I don't have combat experience, my words carry less weight than yours? That only combat veterans are enlightened enough to know 'the real truths'? Did you serve for the flag and the song? Or was it for what they represent? Do I have to be deployed in order to possess that insight? Are the symbols more important than the values they are supposed to represent? When you can't produce an effective counter, you call me an arrogant kid. This country was founded on idealism.
  5. Can we all agree that not all protestors are lawbreakers? Same as, not all cops are bad cops.
  6. So you're still talking down to me? At what age will my opinion matter? Due to your age, I've given you the respect you 'deserve' as an elder. Just because you are 'not young' are you done learning? Do you want to flash your 'Veteran's card' again? I can think of someone else who didn't serve. He actually put in some effort to avoid his duty. You sure seem to think his opinion is worth consideration.
  7. I'm not your son. I fully expected you to react that way to me. I realize that because I didn't serve, my 'patriotism' is not as grand as yours. If you think that you have some sort of say on who is a 'good American' or not, you've missed the whole point of this country. I humbly salute all past and present service members. Those who fought for the true values of this country. Not some deluded version of Us vs. Them.
  8. Yeah, I know. But time and time again, that's not how it turns out. If there was 'no race' and all humans were 'the same color', would the police brutality issue be more important to everyone? If they were killing people that looked like 'us', would we still be more concerned with the looting and arson?
  9. Even a cop kneeling on another man's neck in broad daylight like it's no big deal.
  10. But not equal treatment under the law.
  11. So if you have 'bad parents' or live in a 'bad neighborhood' tough luck? You don't think many of these people would love to be able to go somewhere safer and more fruitful? Everyone is free to make choices, more or less. Some people have much fewer choices presented to them based on their circumstances through no fault of their own.
  12. So you're placing your feelings about a song and a piece of cloth over the rights of other Americans? You don't like the forum he chose so 'you' won't entertain a discussion or even admit that it has merit. "He disrespected the flag...." "We can't have that....." There's no law that says that anyone has to do anything when the flag or anthem are presented. It is done out of respect, but not a requirement. Kneeling is another gesture that is done out of respect. Or at least it was before Kaep did it. Service members who fought and died in defense for our country didn't
  13. I hear what you're trying to say. The United States is a diverse place with many different communities. Arizona and Nevada are most likely on one end of the spectrum. While our country is not 'full of inequality', in some communities it still does exist.
  14. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/protestors-knock-down-white-house-securitys-barricade-as-tensions-mount-over-floyds-death/ar-BB14ORuY?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=edgsp Here's something I don't agree with. The protesters have every right to say what needs to be said. But when damage is done, and other Americans are put in a dangerous position, it's wrong.
  15. Let me be clear and say that just because I brought up Kaepernick, that doesn't mean I'm advocating for everything he's done or said. I do understand why he chose to do what he did. I'd think if 'people' had engaged in a meaningful discussion about what could be done to curb police brutality, he would have stood again. The discussion never took place, the thing was politicized and people were expected to choose sides. Advocating for people, who's rights are trampled on, does not make one a 'non-patriot'.
  16. Then your two statements seem to be in conflict.
  17. So then you agree with Colin Kaepernick? His peaceful protest was supposed to bring attention to this very subject. Until it was politicized, and every 'patriot' made it about something else.
  18. Here's a couple pictures of good citizens standing up and protecting a police officer who was separated from the rest of the squad. Not everyone who protests police brutality is there to hurt people and destroy things. Property is replaceable, People are not. They are not equal, nor should they be viewed that way.
  19. The cooler came with the rolling stand. After the slab was cured I was able to roll that thing by myself on a runway of plywood strips. It mates up to the 20"x20" hole I cut in the side of my shop. I purchased some rubber isolator machine pads and cut some all-thread so I could adjust the height. Once it's positioned, I just lift it up on the feet and off of the wheels. It stands alone and isn't mounted or attached to the wall in any way. There is less than a 1mm gap around, but minimal losses since it just blows through. Any vibration from an unbalanced fan doesn't vibrate my stucco wa
  20. Have you considered adding a small wind turbine so you can charge the batteries at night?
  21. At the risk of being too personal and possibly biased. ( I'm a dog person.) Here's my mutts enjoying their swamp cooler. From the top, my 15 year old Aussie mix. In the middle, our 14 year old dachshund mix. The last, is our 'new' dog, a 3 year old chow mix. Last year I bought this Mastercool unit on Craigslist for $500. Cleaned out the insides and put a new pump. Works great. Currently blowing 70 degree air. I had to pour the slab it sits on, which is 55"x55". I went a little crazy while preparing the 'hole' for the concrete and removed a couple wheelbarrows fu
  22. Mastercool is the only way to go. Is that a 12" pad on your cooler Bob?
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