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Archive for January 11, 2021


In another time, I recited the pledge of allegiance to the United States of America every day in elementary school followed by a recitation of the Lord’s prayer. The Confederate flag and trump flag are symbols of domestic anti-American terrorism. The KKK and American Nazi party exist because of the First Amendment. The will of the majority does not allow them to break laws. We tread a very fine line between liberty and terrorism.

“What is the basic meaning of democracy?

1a : government by the people especially : rule of the majority. b : a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections.”

If your allegiance lies elsewhere than to the “red white and blue”, then you are un-American. Love it or leave it. Don’t wave any other flag and tell me you love this country. Your actions tell us all we need to know.


If you are not interested in fllm/slide scanning… ha ha, I don’t care. This drew a giggle from Colleen. Cheese curls will leave orange stain all over your fingers… and on your slides. So, I used chopsticks to eat them. Simple, the fingers never touch the product and the slides stay pristine. In a completely different thought you see a Nikon bulk slide loader SF 210 and SF 200. Subtly different, the cost of the 210 is hundreds $$ more. Of course, it’s better?? Actually, it’s easier to get a used SF200 from the eBay gods. You know the deal? You bid. It’s an auction that goes for a week. And in the last 30 seconds the real bidding starts and someone swoops in and steals the device from you. Did they need it or was it speculation and trade?? The bastards. I’m not into that cutthroat nonsense. I finally did win one and am/was now scanning with a double setup. That was sweet. Half the time for scanning… and, I’m currently still eating cheese curls with those chopsticks. I have spent a lot of time posting on scanning. It occupied my time for quite a long time this year. Who knew?