I’m having a lot of trouble finding lead screw anchors here in
California; especially the 5/16”ones for # 10-14 screws. The store
clerks are telling me that lead anchors are banned in California but I
haven’t read anything about it, and yes I did read NSF61 and AB1953
which only cover plumbing and not anchors. Did I miss something or
anyone have any idea what is going on?
It is a Prop 65 thing.
They probably decided that it is safer to just not sell such items,
rather than risk being sued by people like this :
"For the hard work of informing us that dentists and fire logs cause
cancer, lawyers get rich."
I guess they’re afraid that people are going to remove the screws and
lick the anchors. All that’s left now is for parents to start suing
their elementary schools for having the teachers make their children
use lead pencils.
Did Christians prove that on Nov 18, 1978, or was that just another
perversion of religion by a minority of nutcases?
The radical factions of Islam are a slim minority-- and I'll grant you
they are kooks- but your brush is too broad. Every religion has
Jim Jones and his followers committed suicide. Not suicide bombings or
suicide airplane rides, nor did they kill anyone that was their imagined
enemy. Likewise the Heaven's Gate cult. They just lay down and died.
Rational crazy people don't bother others.
I happened to have one of the last photographs of California Congressman
Ryan taken before he was murdered. It ran in a number of major publications
that were looking for recent photos of him. He was at the opening of a new
I. Magnin store at White Flint, MD where I had been hired to do the PR
photography. This was I. Magnin's, a California chain, first store in the
DC area. He was a very likeable, engaging sort of guy.
He went down to Guyana at the request of one of his constituents (another
photographer who worked for UPI, I think) to investigate the abuse of
children by the members of Jones's cult. Some divorced cult members had
snatched their children away from the custodial parents and taken them to
Jones's jungle camp. Ryan should have brought a detachment of Marines but I
don't think anyone expected the kind of reaction their visit provoked or how
far Jones's mind had deteriorated. As I recall, they were just shot down in
cold blood as they were trying to escort some cult members to the airstrip
who wanted to go back to the States. )-: He truly died in the line of
Every religion has its kooks as do those without any religion. The
problem isn't religion, its people. People are the reason that
religion is either a instrument of good or evil and virtually every
religion or non-religion has had more than its share of both. Right
now, the Muslim religion appears to be the most radical and growing in
use by radical elements to empower and enslave its believers. That
will not last long (in a historical view) and its believers will
eventually realize that it is not in their best interests and it will
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