Today, you have the right wing blaming the Democrats for the government shutdown and the left wing blaming the President. We are a nation dangerously divided along party lines, within families, and amongst friends to the point where it’s easier to just “unfriend” someone as oppose to read another one of their annoying posts.
So, how did this come about? It wasn’t like this in the 50s, 60s and 70s. Yes, there were disagreements, but nothing at the levels we see now. The advent of the Internet did play an important role, but the real answer lies in the Fairness Act of 1949. Continue reading
The name of my next book is “The Zero Sum Conclusion”. I’d love to hear what you think that means. Think 50 years into the future
How do you organize a group of people who shun organizations but need representation? In other words, how do you herd cats? Any ideas?
This is a great article on the rise of the religious “nones” or those without religious affiliation.
If you want to remove a sealer from your patio brick, use a hot water power washer.
There, I said it. Nothing more, nothing less. I’ve tried several different methods and, quite frankly, this is the best way to go. If you go to your local rental company on a Friday afternoon, they will usually rent the machine to you for the whole weekend and charge you for just one day. You’ll need a truck to haul it around though. Make sure you use a machine that has at least 3500 psi but you don’t need any more than that.
Here is what my brick looked like after the sealer had turned into an opaque haze:
I tried muriatic acid and it did nothing. I used a sealer remover, which sort of worked, but was so slow, tedious and expensive. Finally, I saw a video about using a hot water power washer and gave it a try. Here are the results:
You can see the difference!!! Spectacularmongo!
The hot water power washer peeled the sealant right off. It was messy and it wasn’t fast but it worked really well. Make sure you wear old clothes because you will get dirty and wet. The gun is hot so wear a long sleeve shirt, plus, steel toed shoes are a MUST. This washer will tear your toes right off.
Now, my brick is back to its original form and I am loving it!