Remember the Disney cartoons/movies that showed the young men driving
hot rods made from Model T's and Model A's? I'm trying to remember if
the time period was pre 1940 and the guys were playing ukuleles and
the cars had a coon tail on the antenna. I seem to remember straw hats
and school team letter jackets too. I remember watching the cartoons
and movies on our B$W TV back in the 1950's. 8-)
The first time I recall hearing that joke was on "I'm Dickens, He's Fenster"
which was around the time JFK was assassinated.
but it's still funnier than ever!
Well, up north here my jerking knee kinda sympathizes with your POV, but
not enough to get my BP spiked over it. But in some parts of USA (all
the way from western LA through middle CA, and parts of FL too for that
matter), I'll point out that Spanish was there before English was. Not
to mention ancestors of many families still living there. They never
moved, the border did. And although mass media never made much note of
it, their culture has been continuously practiced there far longer than
the area was part of USA, even as a territory. So who is pushing out
who? Cultural and genetic borders seldom line up with the lines drawn on
a map. Most of the areas mentioned above that were settled in
pre-Anglo days revel in the their Mexican/Spanish heritage. Northerners
are not that different- even 230 years later, it is clear mainstream US
culture is a product mainly of English heritage. Most of our language,
most of our laws, the way our military is set up (right down to the
'noble class' officers vs. the 'commoner' enlisted ranks), the way our
universities work, and so on and so on. And since we outlawed Official
royalty when we kicked King George out, we created our own surrogates.
(You could go back 100-some years and switch the Windsors and Kennedys,
and both would have felt right at home.)
I'm the son of immigrants from far northern Europe, and although they
kept speaking the mother tongue and pining for home, they didn't make us
(8 kids) speak it, or participate in cultural events related to our
heritage. They wanted us to assimilate, and not be 2nd or 3rd generation
refugees. Of course, they never thought USSR would collapse, and their
home country would regain any semblance of a free government. Boy were
they surprised. My mother moved back and reclaimed the old family
properties. I went to visit once, and kind of regret how cut off I am
from all that. But even as a kid, I never could learn languages worth a
damn, so I won't frustrate myself by trying.
That goes to say you should never click on any link provided by anyone.
The poster may be spoofing and even if a description is provided a
spoofer would not stop short of lying.
Be safe. Pull the plug and jam all the usb ports so no one can insert a
usb drive, hammer some door shims in the cd/dvd drives.
Sure spoofing happens. Probability depends on the arena. Another "PART of
determining whether to click on a link".
Works fine for my 9V DeWalts. I even run them off 12V 7AH and 3AH UPS
batteries. Plenty of torque, more than the original batteries since I'm
technically 'overvolting' but since it has a variable speed trigger, I never
really run it flat out. Much cheaper than buying a rebuilt pack and the
smaller 3AH batteries are about the same size as the original pack. I broke
open the old dead pack, pulled the connector off it and attached it to the
battery with strapping tape. Not very elegant looking, but much, much
cheaper than a rebuilt pack.
I never did, either. That's why I began using UPS gel cell batteries
instead of rebuilding or replacing the DeWalt drill packs. I got the
original two drills and 4 total battery packs on sale at Wal-mart for $50
but the cost of a single replacement battery pack was nearly $40. Not
acceptable. All four packs quickly failed (poor design - center cell always
failed first from overheating) so the drills had plenty of life left to
So I took some 12VDC AGM 7AH and 3AH batteries
($10 to $20 bucks each if you look around, $50 if you don't) and connected
them to the proprietary connector I removed from the dead battery packs
using slide on quick disconnects. When they run low, I attach them to a $10
gel cel float charger. After three NiCad DIY pack rebuilds and one very
impressive short-circuit meltdown, I abandoned pack rebuilds and switched to
gel cell lead-acid rechargeables.
Of course, it only works well on 9 to 12VDC powered drills . . .
On Sun, 14 Nov 2010 19:18:44 -0500, "Robert Green"
I like that. Good for working where's there's no power.
And you don't have to toss a tool.
But now you're dragging cord AND battery packs around.
Seem to defeat the purpose of "cordless."
In my case, I've been able to attach the 3AH battery to the base of one
drill, so there's no cord to deal with at all. The other one's set up for
running off a cigarette lighter plug which makes it useful for work inside
the car/van. It means I don't have to drag out the large 110VAC extension
cords nor worry about any possible electrocution issues.
I find it particularly useful to use on my little garden tool cart when I
run around the whole house in the spring, drilling holes with an earth auger
to lay down termite bait tubes. The 7AH hour battery sits on the cart (it's
got a cigarette socket attached to it) and I plug the drill cord into that.
Allows me to go around the house without getting an extension cord hung up
in all the shrubs and such. A great deal, considering I didn't have to pay
as much for a replacement pack of a defective design that probably wouldn't
have lasted any longer than the original packs.
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