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Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
4 years ago

Ha! First!

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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G’mornin’, GN!

Hai and congratters, Sven!

Mac --

Heh.

I got nothin’ else…’cept a bunch of carp to do; BBL.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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DEA Rejects Attempt To Loosen Federal Restrictions On Marijuana:

Drug Enforcement Administration chief Chuck Rosenberg says the decision is rooted in science. Rosenberg gave “enormous weight” to conclusions by the Food and Drug Administration that marijuana has “no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States,” and by some measures, it remains highly vulnerable to abuse as the most commonly used illicit drug across the nation.

“This decision isn’t based on danger. This decision is based on whether marijuana, as determined by the FDA, is a safe and effective medicine,” he said, “and it’s not.”

Fuck that noise. The real reason for the rejection is it represents severely abrogating the power and majesty of too many government agencies at all levels.

Not only the DEA, but state and local cops depend on the Schedule 1 classification to help maintain the number of armed goons, their ability to seize your assets and excuses to roust you based on pure-T bullshit.

Not to mention all of the politicians who love to be “tough on drugs” and various “zero tolerance” policies.

Curtailing any of that simply cannot be tolerated. Because freedom is just too dangerous, you stupid, stupid proles.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Clever:

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Dayum, Mac…I never heard of such things; I thought “419 scams” were only an internet phenomenon. Had no idea they tried them through the mail.

Jim teh Roofer’s company gets unsophisticated scam attempts every so often. The come-on is typically about “exclusive” leads to carp-tonnes of work on “select” high-buck homes; it’s usually just someone selling “ads”. But if they’re in the U.S., sometimes I’ll return the call just to screw with them. (I’m always amused at how indignant they get when they realize I’m yanking their chain.) 👿

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Machinist

That’s lousy that your friend with the tool supply store got conned.

Would’ve been nice if your pallet system had taken-off.

When I read the word “pallet”, I generally think of the splintery wooden sort used in shipping and warehousing…but I remembered there’s also a type used with CNC machines.

Learned that during a trip to a vendor’s shop when I worked for a musical instrument manufacturer many moons ago. Despite the fact I was involved in marketing / tech support, I learned a surprising amount about designing and manufacturing electronics. (The company encouraged employee’s curiosity about other areas of the operation, figuring -- correctly -- that good ideas might come from unlikely places.)

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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It was over engineered but it would hold .0002″ tolerances and repeatability consistently.

I am in awe.

I’m not conversant with machining, but that doesn’t seem over-engineered; seems more like “dependable”.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
4 years ago

Sure Happy It’s Thursday, Gerbil Nation!
Hai, Mac, Fatwa, Sven, and any lurking lurkers, lurking about.

Mac -- two tenths is nothing to shake a stick at, especially in a small package.

My trip home from beautiful downtown Burbank (sans Rowan and Martin) took about 2.5 hours (vs. 1.25 for the trip up). The first day of the training was both good and useful, and I got a chance to put faces with names and was even invited out to dinner with a bunch of the managers. The second day (today) was put on by a pair of consultants and was overly long and overly generalized. To top it off, by late morning I was feeling feverish and knew I had a good, solid cold. Oh, well, 1 out of 2 ain’t bad for most conferences.