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Rod Uding
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Attended Festus High School
Lives in Mehlville, MO
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"People who object to weapons aren't abolishing violence, they're begging for rule by brute force, when the biggest, strongest animals among men were always automatically 'right.' Guns ended that, and social democracy is a hollow farce without an armed populace to make it work." -- L. Neil Smith
American writer
Source: The Probability Broach
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I don't object to weapons, but I do object to the idea that guns are "the" solution because they were once a solution.

I think it's clear that guns didn't "end" the concept of brute force.

Intelligence is what superseded brute force. Guns were (and to some degree remain) a solution. But guns remain yet another (if lesser) form of brute force, and intelligence must continue to refine its methods.

Guns are, like all things, another tool in the toolbox.

But the armed force that is needed to defend/construct social democracy is a force with the weapon of intelligence. If that intelligence deems guns the appropriate tool for a particular task, so be it. But the sentiment that guns are the answer is a favorite of the (now lazier) brutes. 
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Smurfingly wicked and twisted.
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"All lawful authority, legislative, and executive, originates from the people."
-- James Burgh
(1714-1775) was an English Whig politician
Source: "Political Disquisitions: Or, an Enquiry into Public Errors, Defects, and Abuses" (London, 1774-1775)
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#firehydrantfriday +Fire Hydrant Friday curated by +Gailen Mapes

This hydrant is a spot where you wouldn't expect to find one.  It is in the first/last rest area on I-44 as you head out of St Louis towards Springfield, MO.  Which is an unusual rest area being located between the East/West lanes of the highway.  I wonder if the local fire department checks it on the recommended basis?
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10+ minutes of awesome video that is fantastic to watch.  The final shield is an impressive piece of work.
Making a real life version of Link's iconic Hylian Shield from the Legend of Zelda may be the most impressive weapon Man at Arms: Reforged has ever made. It required a perfect design, a lot of grunt work in curving the metal sheet, expert embossing and basically melting pieces of metal together to form the final shield.
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that's really cool!!!
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"Republics, like individuals, who are benefited by personal sacrifices, are proverbially ungrateful."
-- Epes Sargent
(1813–1880) American editor, poet, playwright
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Life becomes easier when you learn to accept the apology you never got. - R. Brault
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I'm on this ASAP.   #kickstarter   #usb  
The days of having to wire up a complete replacement outlet to add a USB charging port will soon be long gone.
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Yes instructions should be followed! But I can see a tab being pushed in and bent towards the box or even not completely touching a screw causing arcing which eventually leads to fires. Maybe it's more experience than paranoia but things can and do go wrong with electricity and components. 
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"A republic is not an easy form of government to live under,
and when the responsibility of citizenship is evaded,
democracy decays and authoritarianism takes over."
-- Earl Warren
(1891-1974) Chief Justice, U. S. Supreme Court
Source: "A Republic, If You Can Keep It", p 13
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I recently read an article about the middle class, it is dwindling at an alarming rate. In just one generation there will be none if the current trend doesn't change. 
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I always find these abandoned sets of photos sad yet intriguing.
The North Wilkesboro Speedway opened in 1947, nearly a year before NASCAR was founded. The short track near moonshine country was where the first NASCAR champion, Robert "Red" Byron, was crowned. Today, five years after being abandoned, the historic speedway is just a rotting pile of sticks, crooked chairs, and faded glory.
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I never got the point of Nascar/Indy and most American motorsport, till X-games also started having Motorsport.
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Impressive for a country of just under 5 million people.
It's been 75 days since Costa Rica's power grid last had a sip of petroleum. Thanks to heavy rainfall at the start of the year, the Central American nati
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YAY!
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"Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state.
They forget that the state lives at the expense of everyone."
-- Frederic Bastiat
(1801-1850) [Claude Frederic Bastiat] French economist, statesman, and author. He did most of his writing during the years just before -- and immediately following -- the French Revolution of February 1848
Source: "The Law" by Frederic Bastiat (1850)
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+Rod Uding That'll be the day!
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Lead Mechanical Designer/IT Helpdesk
Employment
  • Barry-Wehmiller
    Engineering Design, 1996 - present
  • Southern Equipment
  • Pasco
  • Newtec
  • Sunnen
  • Alco Controls
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Mehlville, MO
Previously
Hematite, MO - Festus, MO - Saint Peters, MO - Clarksville, MO - Pevely, MO - Arnold, MO - Herculaneum,MO
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"The cable company is a worthy foe"
Introduction
Currently the Lead Mechanical Designer at Barry-Wehmiller Company where I design Tunnel Pasteurizers, Flash Pasteurizers and Bottle Washers

Solidworks user since 2001
AutoCAD user since 1987
Devo fan
I enjoy hiking, bicycling, board games, card games, miniature war gaming, and web comics.
Bragging rights
Former volunteer firefighter with Hematite FPD, City of Festus, Dunklin FPD. Certified Fire Investigator, First Responder, Firefighter1 Certified
Education
  • Festus High School
    General, 1978 - 1981
  • Jefferson College, Hillsboro MO
    Design Drafting, 1980 - 1982
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