Thursday, July 31, 2014

An issue involving the new "safe" fuel can

Someone had an excellent analogy about the creeping effects of government over-reach using the common fuel can as an example.

It went something like this- Some cube-dweller at a .GOV agency decided that the old fuel can (that worked and didn't spill fuel all over) was too dangerous.

So they mandated a new kind of spout...that didn't work.
Then they mandated another kind that spilled fuel all over (making thing safer, you know).
Then they redid the regulations several times until we get the lates "safety can that we have today.

It's an automatic spring closing cap that operates by pulling back on the carrying handle.

Except- that the ONLY way to secure it in a pick-up bed is to use that same handle to secure it to the bedrail.

THEN when someone drops a grill into the next lane over and you have to make sudden braking and evasion maneuvers from the car next to you ....
That same handle will spill diesel from the canted-over can.

Then we get into the aerodynamics of a pick-up with a closed tailgate and what it does with half a gallon of sloshing diesel.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Compare and contrast-

This anchor detail on the USS George Washington also drops anchor in waters too deep.
They do a controlled drop without an E-efing- 7 running around with his hands jammed in his pockets.

This is how it's supposed to go..........
............And stop............


Monday, July 28, 2014

I think I found the problem with the chain locker

You can see the reason for the dysfunctional anchor room at 0:45, 0:54 1:07 and a good long look starting at 1:35.

....Chief!


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014

Just throwing this thought out

Since 0bama and the rest of his Minions don't feel the need to obey any laws they don't like,,,,,,,,,,

Why do we keep hearing about that 2008 law that says you can't deport Central Americans, when 0bama has a Pen and a Phone, and can change any laws he wants on a whim?




Yeah- I know.

Just had to get it out into the open :-)

Friday, July 04, 2014

Wednesday, July 02, 2014