December 2, 2023
Here are a few articles for your consideration.
Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. (Romans 6:13)
U.S. Constitution Article VI, Paragraph 3
The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.
- Two Arizona Officials Charged With Election Crimes Remember, these two believed there were problems with the voting and refused to certify the election. The court worked against them. Now they are charged with a crime. This will be an interesting case as they were just doing their job and official duties.
- Border Patrol: Don’t Worry about the Border, but be sure to use correct pronouns. This is pure nonsense.
- Electric Vehicles Less Reliable Than Gas-Fired Vehicles So, what else is new?
- The Newsom-DeSantis Debate Shows that Trump Doesn’t Have a Chance That is one editorial comment. There have been many surprises in this contest and there will be many more.
- More Hostages Released Watch the video: It appears that the captors have bonded with the hostages. Interesting. (We are told that the hostages had to look happy to protect family still held by the terrorists.)
- I Mentioned that gas fired chain saws were not available at Home Depot, and I got this interesting response. I just bought an electric saw, so we will see how it works. The salesman said it would not cut large logs; so why a 16” bar if a one-foot bar would be enough?
Light duty chainsaws for homeowners have gone from gas to electric, because the electric ones are are far easier to use. They always start, can tackle some pretty big jobs, and do not annoy the neighbors.
My Stihl Farm Boss gas-powered chain saw is still available for about $100 more than I paid for it. The entire Stihl line is fully available, because they cater to the logging industry and those of us who have a lot of wood to cut. Although my Stihl chainsaw currently will not start, because I have not used it for awhile, it is still a fine piece of machinery. If I had the time, I am sure that I could get it working.
But I too have discovered serious battery-powered chainsaws and use them a lot. My 16-inch Makita (36 volt) will cut up enough wood to fill the front loader on my John Deere tractor. I carry a second set of batteries (two 18 volt) to allow me to do additional work. When I haul the wood back to my house, I charge up the first set of batteries and take a third set with me to get more wood. By the time I bring the second load of wood back to our house, the first set of batteries will be fully charged. Hence, I could work forever, if batteries were my only concern. You can get extra (aftermarket) batteries on Amazon that work better than the originals, because they have a 6 amp-hour capacity rather than just 5 amp-hour. They cost about half what the originals cost. A complete Makita set up with 16 inch chainsaw, four batteries and high speed charger will cost you a little less than a Stilh Farm Boss
I also have essentially the same chainsaw in a Milwaukee version (same narrow kerf bar and same Oregon chain) that is adequate but not as good. It uses just one 18 volt battery and draws twice the current. Hence, it discharges batteries quite fast and can smoke aftermarket batteries.
The Greenworks 80v chainsaw (sold by Costco) that is supposed to be the full equivalent of a gas chainsaw is not. The first time it binds in a cut is the last. It does not have a quick shutoff, like the Makita, and the motor dies. RIP.
I am not saving the climate with electric or gas chainsaws. My interest is saving me with the most efficient tools for my jobs.
- Here is a letter from a friend, Adrian Arp, PhD
Greetings Senator Winder:
As a 52-year citizen of Idaho who has worked to produce the highest quality potatoes on the planet, I am concerned about your demoting Constitutional conservatives from their chairmanships in the Idaho Senate. How can you justify your decision? Are you a phony Republican who supports the liberal, socialist agenda that is destroying California, Oregon, Washington and New York?
My grandfather immigrated from Germany when the Fabian Socialists destroyed the European economy. He challenged me to uphold our God inspired US Constitution and work to prevent Socialism from destroying liberty and freedom in America. Unfortunately, even in Idaho I see socialism’s destructive agenda taking root.
Do you want Idaho to become another blue state? Your demoting Constitutional conservatives indicates you favor Idaho to become another blue state. For example, during the last session, only 12 senators voted for parental choice of their children’s education. I have an Idaho university professor friend who has told me that incoming students largely believe in Socialism. Why do we still have Common Core being taught to Idaho students? Common Core comes from the anti-American, pro-Communist United Nations via the US Dept.of Education.
When will you lead to eliminate Common Core in our state? It is the propaganda that is convincing students to support Socialism and refute our free enterprise capitalistic economic system. Students are also being taught to support the unsustainable wind and solar green agenda which is based on the lie that Carbon Dioxide from fossil fuels is killing the planet.
Are you supporting the US Constitution like those who you demoted? Shame on you for your decision. Please reconsider where our state is heading. Right now I feel you desire that Idaho become a liberal, freedom restricting state that will lead to Idaho to becoming another blue state.
I would appreciate your reasoning for the demotion of pro-Constitutional senate members. Socialism is a failed political system that destroys individual liberty and freedom and historically always ends in death or slavery. Do you want that for Idaho? Your actions seem to indicate that is what you favor. I would appreciate your response. Thanks.
A very concerned citizen, Adrian Arp, Ph.D.