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Why they’re still Japs

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Usually several things have to come together to stimulate a post from me.  I’m lousy at writing off-the-cuff.  Today that happened. I have been listening to the audio book version of “Escape from the Deep” by Alex Kershaw. Some lamer complained in comments about my referring to Communist China by the abbreviation ChiCom.  I really […]

Posted by neonjohn on January 2nd, 2009 under History, Philosophy | 3 Comments »

Ignorance in America

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This little ditty http://www.americancivicliteracy.org/resources/quiz.aspx is making the rounds right now, typically forwarded by a knuckle-dragging right wing whacko (as opposed to the left-wing knuckle-dragging whackos) to demonstrate how ignorant people are today of their “heritage”. I took this quiz and was horrified at the number of flat-out wrong answers. (absent the questions with no right […]

Posted by neonjohn on November 24th, 2008 under Current Events, Government, Philosophy | 6 Comments »

That Worthless UL Label

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If you’re a “Boomer” like me, you were probably raised up to respect that UL or “Underwriter’s Laboratory” label on electrical stuff. I still remember the ads on TV. The label really meant something too. UL started out as an independent testing laboratory funded by the insurance companies to test boiler safety valves and related […]

Posted by neonjohn on November 24th, 2008 under Current Events, Philosophy, Product Reviews, Science | 5 Comments »

Dissection of a Furnace Fan Motor

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or Why There is so Much BS on the Net. In this post I’m going to take you through a guided tour of the common everyday fan motor that drives the fan in just about every domestic air conditioner, furnace or heat pump. At the same time I’m going to demonstrate why there is so […]

Posted by neonjohn on October 1st, 2008 under Cool Stuff, Energy, HVAC, Misc, Philosophy | 8 Comments »





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