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Tara Drive Jul Sat 30, 2016 6:02 am
2011 These are the things you read about, the signs where all there ,but nobody cared
Swamp Yankee wrote:Fumes and jet blast are alarming neighbors on Woodbine Road who abut the Marshfield airport. Resident Tom Scott confronted the Board of Health Thursday afternoon asking for an investigation of gas and noise at the airstrip.

Scott explained that in recent months, health concerns have evolved due to increased flights and runway extension plans, “It is a problem both of gas exposure and noise because the operations now extend into the late evening, early morning and I mean midnightish."

Headache, nausea, and loss of sleep were a few symptoms Scott listed. Marshfield Board of Health Chair Gerry Maher told Scott to get a spokesman ready for a future joint meeting with the airport commission.

http://959watd.com/blog/2011/12/marshfi ... -problems/


I had posted this article on the other airport thread (Marshfield airport generating jobs etc.) but decided it didn't belong there.
Evilville ,not Edaville. :YMAPPLAUSE: Pregnant Mothers,these are the things many read about and wonder what the heck were they thinking back in 2011,the # 23 Woodbine Road spoke up and the officials tore his home down, now the memory of his home is just an " artifact " in the future Marshfield Municipal Airport Museum
GRAVE DANGER FOR EXPECTANT MOMS NEAR AIRPORTS --
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For Immediate Release
Contact: Jack Saporito, +1 847-506-0670 Cell: +1 847-922-2692
Source: Mothers Against Airport Pollution
GRAVE DANGER FOR EXPECTANT MOMS NEAR AIRPORTS

Arlington Heights, IL-The Mothers Against Airport Pollution are issuing a dire warning to expectant and new mothers…

It has now been confirmed with certainty that pregnant women who live near high industrial sources of pollution should protect themselves from breathing the contaminated toxic air in order to protect their unborn children. Evidence was also found that children born outside of and moved into the hotspot zones in infancy also had elevated rates of cancers.

This is of particular concern regarding airports, since areas around airports in the United States are located generally within heavily populated areas.

Airport and aircraft related operations are among the worst producers of the specific toxic chemicals listed. And unlike ground-based sources, aircraft contaminate our breathing air from overhead, exposing people living many miles away from an airport to these deadly poisons and particulate matter.

Researchers have now linked the breathing of cancer-causing compounds during pregnancy to a direct increase in the risk of childhood cancer. In fact, they believe nearly all child cancers and leukemia can be traced back to a mother's inhalation of toxic substances during pregnancy.

The peer reviewed study demonstrates that there are significant birth proximity relative risks when expectant mothers are exposed to "hotspots" of carbon monoxide, PM10 particles, VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), nitrogen oxides, benzene, dioxins, 1,3-butadiene, and benz(a)pyrene.

The study confirmed that the places of children with cancer are often sites of industrial combustion, VOCs, and associated engine exhausts.

According to the study, "Newly identified specific hazards include the known carcinogens 1,3-butadiene, dioxins, and benz(a)pyrene. The mother probably inhales these or related materials and passes them to the fetus across the placenta," other sources cannot be excluded: breast milk or preconception contamination or pollution effects in early infancy.

Smaller airports are not exempt, since aviation gas still contains the additive lead. In addition, more than 5,000 general aviation airports plan to start accepting jet operations in the near future. Jets burn more fuel and release more toxins. In another study, according to data from the Los Angeles School District on Santa Monica airport, just about 15 jet operations a day cause a significant increase in cancer risks.

According to USEPA and Illinois EPA figures, Chicago O'Hare airport's aircraft alone, emit more VOCs than those from all Illinois electric power generating plants combined, with Carbon Monoxide emissions as much as 60% of that total!

The peer reviewed study, "Evidence Based Public Health Policy And Practice: Childhood cancers and atmospheric carcinogens", by E. G. Knox was published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, (doi:10.1136/jech.2004.0216752005;59;101-105).
For more information on what you can do, contact Mothers Against Airport Pollution at: 630-415-3370.

-END- Re: Neighbors say Airport causing health problems
Postby Swamp Yankee » Jan Sun 08, 2012 8:27 am

**== If you read Bridges posts you will see he conveniently skips over Mr. Scott's statement about the gas exposure. It is a problem I can attest too and I don't live as close to the airport at Mr. Scott. How do you alleviate that Bridges??
Lost Cause, both my spouse and I grew up with the airport close by. It was not much more than a grassy field and It was NEVER a problem during those years. When we bought our home 46 years ago we moved within walking distance and there was no problem. it was still a small airport. Who knew back then that Jets would be allowed one day? That is when the problems started. I always thought the airport would go the way of the Hanover airport which is none existent. I wish now that it had. **==

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Editor's note:

"Controlling Evidence Based Public Health Policy And Practice: Childhood cancers and atmospheric carcinogens."
http://jech.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/59/2/101

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Airport-Related Air Pollution (study conducted by 8 US states, many new findings including finding that the Federal Aviation Insdustry and United Nations (ICAO) are grossly underreporting ground emissions.)
http://64.2.134.196/workgroup/aircraftp ... Report.pdf

Toxic emissions from the airports studied are high when compared with emissions from the largest stationary sources in each of the three states. While improvement is needed in the method used to calculate toxic emissions from aircraft, the inventory provides a rough approximation of emissions, indicating that toxic emissions from aircraft greatly exceed those of the largest stationery sources in the three states. (Pp. II-13-14)

Table 1. 1999 Aircraft Emissions at the Airports of Study (Pp. II-11-14)
Tons/Year
Logan Bradley Manchester
Oxides of Nitrogen 2,664.1 676.5 187.5
Hydrocarbons 562.1 102.0 35.4
1,3-butadiene 10.7 1.8 0.6
Benzene 15.7 3.1 1.2
Formaldehyde 82.1 12.9 3.7
Acetaldehyde 25.3 3.9 1.1

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Yet another similar type New York City study confirms Childhood cancers and atmospheric carcinogens findings:

"When their babies were born, researchers found about 50% more genetic abnormalities in infants whose mothers had higher levels of exposure to toxics caused by burning fuels such as gas and coal, researchers said yesterday."

"We already knew that these air pollutants significantly reduce fetal growth, but this is the first time we've seen evidence that they can change the structure of chromosomes in [the womb]," said Dr. Frederica Perera, director of Columbia's Center for Children's Environmental Health."

Source: Urban Air Pollution Linked To Childhood Cancer In NYC Study. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, 2-16-05. (From the journal Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention.)


Contact: Jack Saporito, +1 847-506-0670 Cell: +1 847-922-2692


Denise Heppel, Chairman
Mothers Against Airport Pollution
POB 1702
Arlington Heights, IL 60006-1702
(630) 415-3370 :-B :)] Jetport
Postby Tara Drive » Jul Fri 29, 2016 11:44 pm

Tara Drive wrote:
~~~590 THE FRIDAY 7-29-2016 NEWS DUMP / BOSTON GLOBE IS HERE **== :?:
bobkat wrote:
You know I don't side with Joe P because he comes off as the boy who cried wolf too many times. But I am changing the way I think about Marshfield Airport. I don't live in the flight path (I live in Blackmount) ,but every morning there is a jet that takes off that delivers the most unpleasant noise . Lately there has been jet running their motors or taking off in the midday. I don't know how the people living next to the airport or in their flight path can live with the noise. I bet the values of those homes have not risen lately because of the airport.

Bridges you always say that Joe P should have known before buying a home on Plymouth Ave. Well Joe P isn't the only one living around the airport .I would guess that these people bought their homes before jets arrived at the airport. This noise pollution has to come to an end or the airport should be paying to noise proof peoples homes. It is just not right .

:arrow: Marshfield Airport officials look to future after court win :YMAPPLAUSE: :-B

By Jennette Barnes GLOBE CORRESPONDENT JULY 29, 2016
Marshfield Airport officials are looking to the future after a Superior Court judge ruled against a local man’s 2014 lawsuit protesting the reconstruction of the facility’s sole runway.

A consultant hired by the Marshfield Airport Commission will work on a new five-year plan for the facility, said Ann Pollard, vice president of Shoreline Aviation, the private company that operates the municipal airport.


The $15 million reconstruction moved the runway about 190 feet southwest, lengthened it by 300 feet, and created paved 300-foot safety buffers on each end.

Largely complete by the end of July 2014, the project was funded with about $13 million from the Federal Aviation Administration. The town of Marshfield contributed $200,000, and additional money came from the state.

In October 2014, Marshfield resident John Whippen sued the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals, saying the permit the board issued was invalid because a notice to abutters indicated the runway extension would occur in a business zone, when it was actually in a residential zone.

Plymouth Superior Court Judge Robert Cosgrove determined that the discrepancy was a typographical error and did not invalidate the permit. Whippen also filed his appeal far too late, the judge saidin his June 30 decision granting the board’s motion for summary judgment.

Whippen appealed about three years after the Zoning Board of Appeals issued the permit, but appeals must be filed within 20 or 90 days, depending on the circumstances, the judge said.


Robert Galvin, a lawyer for the town, said that despite the error in the abutters’ notice, the notice did detail which lots were involved in the construction, and the plans filed with the town showed the correct zoning district. “The notice was very descriptive,” he said.

A number of Marshfield residents objected to the runway reconstruction, fearing it would bring more fumes and noise, although the airport said it anticipated no appreciable increase in traffic.

Some neighbors also opposed the use of wood pilings treated with chromated copper arsenate in the soft peat beneath the runway, arguing the treatment could leach out and harm the environment.

“The whole group felt that the airport didn’t have the proper permitting in place to do what it did,” said Hugh Beagan, an airport neighbor and member of an ad-hoc group called Marshfield Citizens Against Airport Pollution.

Whippen’s attorney, Sean Beagan, who is Hugh Beagan’s son, declined through an assistant to comment.

Following the judge’s decision, airport officials are “reevaluating and contemplating what the future might hold,” Pollard said.

No new major projects are planned at the airport for five to seven years beyond maintenance and repair, she said.

Asked if the airport has considered adding a restaurant, Pollard said it has, but the property is too small. “We’ve often thought that maybe a food truck would be a fun addition,” she said.

A full-scale restaurant tends to attract extra traffic, and Marshfield Airport simply does not have the necessary parking — for planes or cars, she said.

The airport sits on roughly 135 acres, she said. It deeded about 100 unbuildable acres to Mass Audubon as part of the construction.

Plymouth Municipal Airport, in contrast, has hundreds of acres and a restaurant called “Plane” Jane’s Place. The airport website advertises some 203 acres available for non-aviation development, plus another 120 acres for future hangars.

Once an unpaved airfield in the shadow of a barn, Marshfield Airport was acquired by the town in 1965. Visitors are welcome every day, from 8 a.m. until dusk.

Adults and children visit regularly to watch planes take off and land, Pollard said. The experience gets young people interested in flight, and about 15 students under legal driving age are learning how to fly with experienced flight instructors, she said.

Members of the airport staff offer tours to school groups and clubs, and on Friday, Aug. 12, the airport will host Molly Movie Mania, a public movie night sponsored by the Molly Fitzgerald Memorial Fund. The movie is Disney’s “Planes: Fire & Rescue.” Details will be posted on the airport Facebook page.

Also for visitors, the airport aims to create a display of artifacts uncovered by archeologists on airport property prior to the construction, including cutting tools, thousands of pottery shards, and other items that show humans lived in the area 3,500 years ago, according to David Suffredini, vice chairman of the Airport Commission.

The display should be ready by the end of the year, Pollard said. The airport also plans to create a website or Web page dedicated to the artifacts and their history.

Jennette Barnes can be reached at jennettebarnes@yahoo.com.
Tara Drive Jul Fri 29, 2016 11:56 pm
**== Well dressed lies or The naked truth :-B
Bridges wrote:
JIMD wrote:‘It’s Not Classified Because It’s Marked; It’s Marked Because It’s Classified’


http://pjmedia.com/blog/its-not-classif ... lassified/
That article is a pile of crap.

For example, there is no marking "sensitive, but unclassified". The closest official marking would be "For Official Use Only" (FOUO).

And the issue of classification is WAY more complicated and nuanced than that Executive Order.

1) Over-classification has been rampant for decades, and it is a HUGE problem.

2) The article does not even touch on the issue of aggregation, which is very tricky.

This is when you have a bunch of facts which may be unclassified on their own individually, but are considered classified when they are aggregated together in one document.

But when you get right down to it - Hillary, as a cabinet secty, has original classification authority for State dept. That means that SHE gets to decide what is classified, as far as info derived from her dept.

As for info SENT to her from other govt. agencies / depts (CIA, NSA, or whatever), then the onus is on THOSE agencies to mark the documents properly. Again - NONE of this info / intel was originated by her. She was the recipient.

Therefore, the onus was on those ORIGINATING the intel / document, to mark it properly. This is REQUIRED, not optional.

Any way you slice it, the failure was not Hillary's.
I think if folks in her agency were routinely moving marked classified documents from classified information systems (which are always on isolated networks, and never Internet attached), to unclassified IS, and sending them out, then that is a felony offense, and should be investigated. But that is not Hillary's offense - she was the recipient, not the originator.
3:-O
Tara Drive Jul Fri 29, 2016 11:44 pm
Tara Drive wrote:~~~590 THE FRIDAY 7-29-2016 NEWS DUMP / BOSTON GLOBE IS HERE **== :?:
bobkat wrote:You know I don't side with Joe P because he comes off as the boy who cried wolf too many times. But I am changing the way I think about Marshfield Airport. I don't live in the flight path (I live in Blackmount) ,but every morning there is a jet that takes off that delivers the most unpleasant noise . Lately there has been jet running their motors or taking off in the midday. I don't know how the people living next to the airport or in their flight path can live with the noise. I bet the values of those homes have not risen lately because of the airport.

Bridges you always say that Joe P should have known before buying a home on Plymouth Ave. Well Joe P isn't the only one living around the airport .I would guess that these people bought their homes before jets arrived at the airport. This noise pollution has to come to an end or the airport should be paying to noise proof peoples homes. It is just not right .

:arrow: Marshfield Airport officials look to future after court win :YMAPPLAUSE: :-B

By Jennette Barnes GLOBE CORRESPONDENT JULY 29, 2016
Marshfield Airport officials are looking to the future after a Superior Court judge ruled against a local man’s 2014 lawsuit protesting the reconstruction of the facility’s sole runway.

A consultant hired by the Marshfield Airport Commission will work on a new five-year plan for the facility, said Ann Pollard, vice president of Shoreline Aviation, the private company that operates the municipal airport.


The $15 million reconstruction moved the runway about 190 feet southwest, lengthened it by 300 feet, and created paved 300-foot safety buffers on each end.

Largely complete by the end of July 2014, the project was funded with about $13 million from the Federal Aviation Administration. The town of Marshfield contributed $200,000, and additional money came from the state.

In October 2014, Marshfield resident John Whippen sued the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals, saying the permit the board issued was invalid because a notice to abutters indicated the runway extension would occur in a business zone, when it was actually in a residential zone.

Plymouth Superior Court Judge Robert Cosgrove determined that the discrepancy was a typographical error and did not invalidate the permit. Whippen also filed his appeal far too late, the judge saidin his June 30 decision granting the board’s motion for summary judgment.

Whippen appealed about three years after the Zoning Board of Appeals issued the permit, but appeals must be filed within 20 or 90 days, depending on the circumstances, the judge said.


Robert Galvin, a lawyer for the town, said that despite the error in the abutters’ notice, the notice did detail which lots were involved in the construction, and the plans filed with the town showed the correct zoning district. “The notice was very descriptive,” he said.

A number of Marshfield residents objected to the runway reconstruction, fearing it would bring more fumes and noise, although the airport said it anticipated no appreciable increase in traffic.

Some neighbors also opposed the use of wood pilings treated with chromated copper arsenate in the soft peat beneath the runway, arguing the treatment could leach out and harm the environment.

“The whole group felt that the airport didn’t have the proper permitting in place to do what it did,” said Hugh Beagan, an airport neighbor and member of an ad-hoc group called Marshfield Citizens Against Airport Pollution.

Whippen’s attorney, Sean Beagan, who is Hugh Beagan’s son, declined through an assistant to comment.

Following the judge’s decision, airport officials are “reevaluating and contemplating what the future might hold,” Pollard said.

No new major projects are planned at the airport for five to seven years beyond maintenance and repair, she said.

Asked if the airport has considered adding a restaurant, Pollard said it has, but the property is too small. “We’ve often thought that maybe a food truck would be a fun addition,” she said.

A full-scale restaurant tends to attract extra traffic, and Marshfield Airport simply does not have the necessary parking — for planes or cars, she said.

The airport sits on roughly 135 acres, she said. It deeded about 100 unbuildable acres to Mass Audubon as part of the construction.

Plymouth Municipal Airport, in contrast, has hundreds of acres and a restaurant called “Plane” Jane’s Place. The airport website advertises some 203 acres available for non-aviation development, plus another 120 acres for future hangars.

Once an unpaved airfield in the shadow of a barn, Marshfield Airport was acquired by the town in 1965. Visitors are welcome every day, from 8 a.m. until dusk.

Adults and children visit regularly to watch planes take off and land, Pollard said. The experience gets young people interested in flight, and about 15 students under legal driving age are learning how to fly with experienced flight instructors, she said.

Members of the airport staff offer tours to school groups and clubs, and on Friday, Aug. 12, the airport will host Molly Movie Mania, a public movie night sponsored by the Molly Fitzgerald Memorial Fund. The movie is Disney’s “Planes: Fire & Rescue.” Details will be posted on the airport Facebook page.

Also for visitors, the airport aims to create a display of artifacts uncovered by archeologists on airport property prior to the construction, including cutting tools, thousands of pottery shards, and other items that show humans lived in the area 3,500 years ago, according to David Suffredini, vice chairman of the Airport Commission.

The display should be ready by the end of the year, Pollard said. The airport also plans to create a website or Web page dedicated to the artifacts and their history.

Jennette Barnes can be reached at jennettebarnes@yahoo.com.
Tara Drive Jul Fri 29, 2016 5:04 pm
Free Blacksmith lessons,just kidding **== Marshfield Community TV seeks public input through survey
From the new and improved :YMAPPLAUSE: Wicked Lo cal (Marshfield Edition)
Thank God It's Friday :-B
Posted at 1:03 PM 7-29-16
The local television station is looking for public input. Marshfield Community Television is offering community feedback and information survey now through Aug. 31.

The goal is for MCTV to better understand the needs of the Marshfield community and help the station plan for the long and short term.


As a thank you to those who fill out the survey, current MCTV members will receive a gift from MCTV and those who currently aren't members will receive a free one year membership to MCTV.

Find the survey online or pick up a paper copy at Marshfield Town Hall, the Council on Aging and the Ventress Memorial Library.
JIMD Jul Fri 29, 2016 3:59 pm
Vlad_Rap Jul Fri 29, 2016 2:58 pm
From "Comments" on article...
http://www.masslive.com/politics/index. ... rneys.html
by LongPatriot...
1) "Massachusetts already bans the sale of assault weapons and copies or duplicates of assault weapons." If it's a "copy" or a "duplicate" it's the same. If it just LOOKS the same, it's different. Much like the misnomer "assault" weapon, "copycat assault weapon" is another meaningless term. None of the firearms at issue are automatic. They are, as has oft been explained, semi-automatic (meaning 1 shot from one trigger pull).

2) "But, according to Healey, some gun manufacturers made guns that were very similar to assault weapons but with small changes". Yes, the "small changes" were to address all the COSMETIC restrictions that previous AG's had decided make the firearm an "assault weapon" (even though they weren't, they just LOOKED the same). This is exactly the argument that law-abiding gun owners have been making. NONE of the "features" that the bureaucrats decided make something an "assault" weapon changed HOW the firearm functions. The manufacturers complied with the law as written (i.e., no bayonet lug, no adjustable stock, etc.).


3) Her "reinterpretation", taken as written, encompasses ALL semi-automatic firearms, including pistols designed well over 100 years ago, as they all function essentially the same. Will she or some future AG "interpret" revolvers to be "assault pistols"? They are after all one shot from one trigger pull.


4) Her "magnanimous" decision to not prosecute legal gun owners "at this time" only tells me that we're waiting for the other shoe to drop when she or some future AG decides otherwise.


5) She has at her disposal a toolbox full of gun laws that if applied to the actual criminals could be used to put them away for decades, saving many lives. Instead of prosecuting those crimes, they are plea-bargained away and she focuses on stripping law-abiding citizens of their rights.


While states may write their own gun laws no state can write any law which undermines civil rights granted in the Constitution. Maura Healy is one bureaucrat, not a state legislature, and so cannot write or re-write any laws. Here is a description of a Massachusetts Attorney General's duties...
Duties

Ballot Text and Legality:

Unlike most states which mandate that proponents of an initiative must first file with the secretary of state, Massachusetts guidelines require that a ballot first be submitted to the attorney general.

At least 10 qualified voters must submit their contact information, certificate of voter registration and the full text of the ballot.

The attorney general bears the responsibility of determining whether the petition is an acceptable subject of the initiative, and if so, he or she prepares a concise summary and returns this summary and the proposed law to the petitioners. If the attorney general determines the petition relates to an excluded matter, the petition is disallowed.

If the ballot passes review, it will then be returned to the proponents who may then submit it to the secretary of commonwealth (also known as the secretary of state)

Not even the Governor can reinterpret 18 years of precedent to suit his whim.
Vlad_Rap Jul Fri 29, 2016 11:26 am
From GOAL website...http://blog.goal.org/goal-lobby-day/
GOAL Action Alert – State House Lobby Day

This coming weekend, the legislature will be holding more weekend sessions that will spell the end of the formal legislative session on July 31st. It will essentially be the last opportunity for the legislature to enact emergency legislation to reign in the rogue actions of the Massachusetts Attorney General.

GOAL is asking gun owners and citizens to join us at the state house again this Saturday, July 30, 2016 from Noon to 2:00 pm. There will not be an outside rally. This time we are asking people to spend their time in direct communications with legislators inside the State House.

It is vitally important that we all continue to make our voices heard!

We know we are asking a lot for people to give up another Saturday, but we cannot let this horrific attack on civil rights and due process stand. This is also a chance for those who could not attend last weekends rally to participate.

If they can do this to us, they can do this to you!

When talking with legislators consider discussing some of these talking points:

The AG’s actions were a publicity stunt that has devastating implications for lawful citizens.
This has nothing to do with gun safety.
We understand that many officials are seeking “clarity”, but the AG’s office has not offered any clarity on its fraudulent handgun regulations for 20 years!
Since the 1994 federal ban and the subsequent 1998 state ban, no government official (federal or state) has ever defined the law this way.
This is a brand NEW interpretation of the law that has potentially made hundreds of thousands of lawful citizens “felons in waiting”.
Lawful gun owners are going to spend the rest of their lives with a potential 10 year prison sentence hanging over them because of a political stunt.
The AG supposedly promised not to enforce the new interpretations on transfers prior to July 20, 2016, but no one else has made that promise. In an interview when asked if she had cited anyone, her answer was “not yet”.
She unilaterally changed the rules and interpretations of long standing law overnight without seeking legislative support or consultation, without consulting the state agencies that have statutory authority over the laws. She did it in secret with no public input.
All transfers of guns in the Commonwealth, whether through a retailer or a private transfer, must be approved and documented by the state.
The legislature has the authority to reign in rogue government agencies and can do so in a given day.

Citizens may want to contact their local state representative and senator prior to this weekend to set up an appointment on Saturday. Make sure to get their room numbers before Saturday at: https://malegislature.gov/People/Search

People you should plan to meet and talk with:

Governor Charlie Baker – Room 360
Senate President Stanley Rosenberg – Room 332
House Speaker Robert DeLeo – Room 356
Your Local State Senator –
Your Local State Representative –

Special Notes:
-The only State House entrance open this weekend will be on Ashburton Place;
-The general public will not have access to the building prior to 11:00 am
-Prepare to go through security;
-You can not carry a firearm, knife or even pepper spray in the building;
-They typically do not allow signs or banners in the building;

FYI to our members – we are currently planning other events and will alert you when we have details.
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Tara Drive Jul Fri 29, 2016 5:58 am
=)) **== Blacksmith =))
My grandfather worked in a blacksmith shop when he was a boy, and he used to tell me, when I was a little boy myself, how he had toughened himself up so he could stand the rigors of blacksmithing.

One story was how he had developed his arm and shoulder muscles. He said he would stand outside behind the house and, with a 5 pound potato sack in each hand, extend his arms straight out to his sides and hold them there as long as he could.

After awhile he tried 10 pound potato sacks, then 50 pound potato sacks and finally he got to where he could lift a 100 pound potato sack in each hand and hold his arms straight out for more than a full minute!

Next, he started putting potatoes in the sacks. :(|) 3:-O ^#(^ :YMALIEN:





source: http://www.jokebuddha.com/Blacksmith#ixzz4Fn2E9BKf
Tara Drive Jul Fri 29, 2016 5:49 am
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JIMD Jul Thu 28, 2016 6:39 pm
Bridges, millions and millions of people just like you are very concerned about global warming and the possible catastrophes that are forecast.

Those millions and millions of people run the AC to keep cool in the heat. They consider global warming a threat but continue to cool the houses they live in. It makes absolutely no sense to me, when you see a real problem and are passionate about global warming and still use hydrocarbon fuels like everyone else.

Even if the science is correct and global warming is real, liberals continue to pollute just like everyone else. You could turn off the AC today and stop contributing to global warming. All the liberals could turn off the AC and make a difference.
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