https://www.flickr.com/photos/iisg/albums/72157622841573224 for the whole adventure, 400 photos
Saturday, September 26, 2020
can anyone explain why a gas station charges 10 cents more per gallon to use a Visa "credit" card at the pump than to use a Visa "debit" card?
Cause this is not something I can understand.
John W bought this 1963 Cadillac Deville Vista Cruiser wagon on Ebay, which Winthrop Rockefeller had custom built in 1963-64 as airport and guest transport cars for his horse farm in Arkansas, and is having it restored
Friday, September 25, 2020
This is a coincidental comparison, of two milkmen in 1953, both in Amsterdam, and I'm impressed that one is using a motorwheel to lighten his days work, and double his amount of load to sell
and neither is making a car payment
these guys are getting the work done the easy way, by planning it out, thinking it over, and using a couple motors to get the heavy load of cement up to the 2nd story.... in a bamboo country. They are damn smart. Enjoy
Optima is fired up on marketing... more than I realized, they are adding quite a few videos to their You Tube channel every week, but here's a new idea, show just how much of a pounding they can take, with a trebuchet
What's going on out there, why have people devolved to sending a photo, and fewer than 10 words? Two examples from today, the only emails I got today:
Is this the new normal? Bam! Here's a photo. Here's less than 10 words in either email, subject line included
Is this happening to you too?
What's next? Grunting and pointing?
built to last 10 times longer than it would ever be needed, the Old Houston Mill Road Bridge located in what is now called Hahn Woods, near Emory University, in Georgia. To the right at the water level is the still standing ante-bellum dam built for Houston's Mill.
Thursday, September 24, 2020
W.G. Wagenhals invented the third rail for New York Central Rail Road.
He manufactured about 250 of these 3 wheelers.
one of the very few photos of a car getting broken down and packed for shipping. I am intrigued by such things as the planning and design of the location of the items so there is no contact interference between parts, like the Studley tool chest
Tokyo Ton commented and clarified that:
"These are not salt water, but hot water from volcanic springs. Most of the resort areas have underground thermal springs that are used for mineral baths, with the excess water used to heat and clear the roads. The ski resort we go to in Echigo-yuzawa has these on all the main routes"
California Governor Newsom has just signed a ban on the sale of new internal combustion engine vehicles by 2035. This means he wants some governor a dozen years from now to figure out how the hell to reverse this idiocy
Unlike small states such as Delaware and Rhode Island, California can't be crossed with an electric car, so what imbecile conceived that they should ban gas and diesel powered cars?
Governor Gavin Newsom
And probably Elon Musk. You don't think Tesla had any input on this? I doubt they needed to, but they are going to suddenly be very popular in stock buying and car dealerships, and all that
Check back in a dozen years to see how they realize what a moron this guy is at trying to influence the future of car sales
Regardless, all this means is the plan in in for the long term removal of exhaust making vehicles, and this isn't even debateable. No doubt the few refineries will close in 10 years, and after that, don't even think of bringing gas over the border. Just move out and leave the coast so the rich people can get on living on the golden coast without you, or your stinking 80s gas guzzlers.
If you didn't know, even the poor neighborhoods do not have houses for sale under 400,000 in San Dieg
Governor Newsom issued an Executive Order instructing the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to draft regulations requiring that all new cars and passenger trucks sold in the state be zero-emissions by 2035.
Once drafted, CARB’s proposed regulations will be subject to a lengthy regulatory process, including legal, economic, and environmental analyses, public comment and hearings. The Governor’s order is also expected to face numerous legal challenges from opponents.(All of us)