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by Kellemora
Today, 16:17
Forum: Chats
Topic: How To Make Springs
Replies: 79
Views: 475

Re: How To Make Springs

It's not the Home Rule that was the problem, it ran its course and needed changed. The problem is with the now greedy government and the changes they made. Their goal was to drive out the original businesses that made Des Peres what it was, and stick in large banks and office buildings. Anything tha...
by Kellemora
Today, 16:01
Forum: Chats
Topic: Pencil Sharpener
Replies: 37
Views: 148

Re: Pencil Sharpener

I don't believe I just lost my entire post while typing. Apparently I hit ALT-X. That dumps me out for sure. But this time I got back this message, but not the long one I just finished. Drat. I had a LOT of valuable info in it too. I talked about painting blocks, cinder, cement, and haydite. I talke...
by Kellemora
Today, 00:09
Forum: Chats
Topic: Pencil Sharpener
Replies: 37
Views: 148

Re: Pencil Sharpener

I learned that the hard way also. I knew how much paint it took to paint a primed concrete block wall, especially one that was not only primed, but already had a coat of paint on it. But when I changed to that golden/yellow color, it took me two more gallons that I had calculated based on the charts...
by Kellemora
Today, 00:08
Forum: Chats
Topic: Pencil Sharpener
Replies: 37
Views: 148

Re: Pencil Sharpener

I learned that the hard way also. I knew how much paint it took to paint a primed concrete block wall, especially one that was not only primed, but already had a coat of paint on it. But when I changed to that golden/yellow color, it took me two more gallons that I had calculated based on the charts...
by Kellemora
Yesterday, 23:59
Forum: Chats
Topic: How To Make Springs
Replies: 79
Views: 475

Re: How To Make Springs

The long history of how the European countries evolved has always been an interest of mine, despite how barbaric they were during the reign of kings. Hmm, Des Peres was built on dealing with outside cities, namely the City of St. Louis for the sale and procurement of goods. It takes a much larger ci...
by Kellemora
14 Aug 2022, 19:19
Forum: Chats
Topic: How To Make Springs
Replies: 79
Views: 475

Re: How To Make Springs

From its inception, and up until the time it became a 4th class city and taken over by outsiders. Des Peres never collected one single dime in taxes from the residents. They got their money for the combined police/fire division back from the county who we did pay taxes to. Grupp's Tavern was used as...
by Kellemora
14 Aug 2022, 18:59
Forum: Chats
Topic: Pencil Sharpener
Replies: 37
Views: 148

Re: Pencil Sharpener

Rooms painted in pastel blues are ideal for summer months, because they make you feel cooler. Rooms painted in pastel medium greens are ideal for winter months, because they make you feel warmer. And as you said, a bright non-pastel color like a subdued yellow keeps folks motivated and productive. A...
by Kellemora
14 Aug 2022, 00:11
Forum: Chats
Topic: Pencil Sharpener
Replies: 37
Views: 148

Re: Pencil Sharpener

Rhoomba does have a set pattern it goes by for each setting. It runs until it bumps into something, then starts its cycle all over again. Or at least that is the way our seemed to work. If I set it to perimeter mode, it will continually make a right, then a left when it bumps into something, and the...
by Kellemora
13 Aug 2022, 23:38
Forum: Chats
Topic: How To Make Springs
Replies: 79
Views: 475

Re: How To Make Springs

I don't thing the feds even make money on our income taxes, it all goes to pay for those handling the IRS offices and staff. Is there any left over after that? Doesn't appear so. They could abolish the federal income tax and probably come out ahead. Personally, I don't think any business should pay ...
by Kellemora
12 Aug 2022, 16:53
Forum: Chats
Topic: How To Make Springs
Replies: 79
Views: 475

Re: How To Make Springs

What if you got up to the register with your purchase, and the cashier gave you this option. Give me one-dollar for the government, or pay five-dollars more for the product. Your choice! Which of the two would you pick? You've already stated that you would rather pay the five-dollars, than only be l...
by Kellemora
12 Aug 2022, 16:48
Forum: Chats
Topic: Pencil Sharpener
Replies: 37
Views: 148

Re: Pencil Sharpener

All of my dad's era bowling shirts were embroidered, by machine of course. All of my era bowling shirts were printed with ink, probably oil based ink. They held up even after many washings. The early silk-screened shirts used an oil based paint with lots of dryers in the paint. They held up too. But...
by Kellemora
11 Aug 2022, 16:57
Forum: Chats
Topic: GMO E. coli
Replies: 61
Views: 359

Re: GMO E. coli

Many radio stations change their venue every few years, or as new owners take over. When I was working at KSIM in Sikeston, MO, they were a rock and roll station catering to the college crowd. But then when new owners took over, it became a Country Western radio station, and that is why I left. I wi...
by Kellemora
11 Aug 2022, 16:52
Forum: Chats
Topic: Pencil Sharpener
Replies: 37
Views: 148

Re: Pencil Sharpener

I've had a few big vacuum cleaners over the years, still have a couple now. My favorite two were Kirby and Silver King. The Kirby was an upright, and the Silver King was a canister type with more suction power than you've ever seen in your life. But since I've done away with carpeting, I now have a ...
by Kellemora
11 Aug 2022, 16:43
Forum: Chats
Topic: How To Make Springs
Replies: 79
Views: 475

Re: How To Make Springs

Doesn't matter what the corporate tax rate is, because the money does not come from the corporations, it is compounded in the manufacturing and distribution chain, and in the end, it is ALL paid by the end consumer. Companies actually make a tiny profit from handling all that tax work for the IRS. I...
by Kellemora
10 Aug 2022, 20:11
Forum: Chats
Topic: How To Make Springs
Replies: 79
Views: 475

Re: How To Make Springs

I was a little guy to start with, I'm only 5'9" and have never weighed over 145 pounds in my entire life, except for a short term chocolate binge I went on. So even though I avoided the stops most of the union drivers made, I still got picked on my local drivers in nearly every town anyhow, but...
by Kellemora
10 Aug 2022, 19:52
Forum: Chats
Topic: Pencil Sharpener
Replies: 37
Views: 148

Re: Pencil Sharpener

Our very first Rhoomba was their introductory model, on sale for like 150 bucks. It was all self-contained, no docking station, and no wall wart, it used a 120 volt power cord like came with electric shavers, and the charger was inside the unit. No remote control either. You pressed a button on the ...
by Kellemora
10 Aug 2022, 19:19
Forum: Chats
Topic: GMO E. coli
Replies: 61
Views: 359

Re: GMO E. coli

I had a few factory assembled crystal radios, one was shaped like a rocket ship if I recall correctly. It had a permanently affixed earphone, and you slid a metal bar up out of the top to get the station you wanted. You clipped one wire to ground which was usually the dial phone stop if metal, and t...
by Kellemora
09 Aug 2022, 16:38
Forum: Chats
Topic: GMO E. coli
Replies: 61
Views: 359

Re: GMO E. coli

I have no idea how they work, so can't expound on anything about them, other than they are expensive, hi hi. You remember those tiny little earplug speakers I'm sure. They didn't require much to drive them. A Cats Whisker radio only had a few parts. An empty toilet paper tube you wrapped a bunch of ...
by Kellemora
09 Aug 2022, 16:22
Forum: Chats
Topic: Pencil Sharpener
Replies: 37
Views: 148

Re: Pencil Sharpener

I'm really surprised those light ovens didn't wipe out the microwave oven business, but they seem to have died off quite fast. Almost all ceramic cooktops now use the pulsed heating element design. When I was in the Hot Foil Stamping business, my first heating elements had a rheostat type of control...
by Kellemora
09 Aug 2022, 16:05
Forum: Chats
Topic: How To Make Springs
Replies: 79
Views: 475

Re: How To Make Springs

When I was driving OTR, I landed a couple of Government Jobs simply because I was non-union. I also tried to avoid the places the union drivers stopped, because they would beat me up and knock me around, or tease me to death. But they never sabotaged the rig I was driving. When I made runs out west,...