Just a thought we have to learn how to be decent and in order. Life is balance yes even when you are a Christian. Jesus didn't say that he came to give us life and that more abundantly for nothing. In the wake of my God son's untimely death due to a long illiness I'm more motivated to live my life to the fullest life is so short. Life is for the living and I'm going to live just because you are a Christian doesn't mean your life stops. The devil is a LIE. Quite contrary it has just begun. You can still laugh, have fun, learn new things, go different places even being saved, sanctified and filled with the Holy Ghost. You are who God says you are REDEEMED, MORE Than A CONQUEROR, AN OVERCOMER, A SON OF GOD, A ROYAL PRIESTHOOD. Im SAVED by GRACE NOT works lest ANY man shall boast. We have to remember OUR righteousness is of filthy rags. Its not about "works" its about your salvation in Jesus Christ. Be careful not to be so "heavenly minded you're no earthly good." You will have people forming cults and stop having children, working, or living waiting on God to come back Jesus said occupy till I come. He said all those things that are going on now as it was in Noah to highlight the wrong true enough but also to show you to continue to live. Don't be controlled by religion, traditionalism, they are quite different from a true relationship with God look at Mary and Martha one was complaining about the other not doing what she thought she should've been doing to serve God but I like what Jesus did he put the accuser in their place and told her "she is doing what is needful" in other words "stay in YOUR lane and mind YOUR business" Lord knows worrying about self is a job in itself. Pray for me, give me the Truth in love not judgment and with intent to control my life but just live by example and love me right where I am. Let me work out my OWN soul salvation with fear and trembling and you work yours out the same. " See that your calling and election is sure and take heed lest he fall"Learn More
Just want to take a second and remind everybody about BatteryMaintenance. If you have Lead Acid batteries in your boat make sure you check your electrolyte (acid) levels. Even if your Batteries say Maintenance Free, unless they're a AGM, or Optima style, more then likely theres fill screws under the sticker that says Maintenance Free. I have used Dekagroup 31 Master Marine lead acid batteries for going on four yrs now and at some point during every yr I top them off. I just used about a gallon of electrolytes (acid) in my 36V setup. You can use water if you have to. However for Longevity stop by your car parts store and pick up what you need. Keep in mind it is acid!!! so proper PPE is in order. by Nibble This ChartersLearn More
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We have used these in many builds and the performance is unreal. Ill mainly be offering group 31 sized batts (75lbs) and a larger 106lb monster same dimensions as a XS power D7500. I also can get smaller ones for under hood use. They have low resistance, built with virgin lead agm technology, reinforced side walls, sealed and maintenance free, flame retardant cases and huge maximum amperage discharge. Manufactured here in the USA. They are built to order so no worries of getting a brand new batt that's already a year old because it sat on a shelf in a warehouse . They will arrive to me direct from the factory and will be available for pickup in Aiken. Home delivery can be arranged for larger orders in the csra. More details TBA. Check out this like for full specs on the entire line. https://web.facebook.com/Loudtrunks/Learn More
Ok CarryingOn fans if you’re still out there, I’d like to apologize for not being very active over the past few months. Chalk it off to a bunch of things we won’t go into here, but after observing the recent statements and actions of the TSA, even the Rip Van Winkle of bloggers would be stirred to life!! It all started when I read that the sequestration forced budget cuts were going to cause chaos in air travel. It seems as if a 4% budget cut would result in everything from forced flight cancellations to reduce the workload on ATC staff, to dramatically longer security lines with a less secure environment to boot, and a quadrupling of the time it takes to clear customs at some of our bigger international gateways. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and TSA Chief John Pistole were the ringleaders of a clear effort that used hyperbole to create panic among the masses who use the air transportation system on a regular or irregular basis. They were quickly joined by a chorus of industry insiders and pundits who accepted their predicted outcomes without even the slightest pushback, and then decried the impact on the travel industry. In fact, in the days after the sequestration started, Napolitano suggested that the lines had already begun to build (this despite the fact that not one screener has been let go, since the law requires that federal workers must be given 30 days notice before a furlough, but we digress from the chaos). Well as your might have imagined by now, CarryingOn is not buying any of it. It’s all political theatre designed to scare us into thinking that what amounts to a rather insignificant budget cut, would mean the end of air travel as we know it. We’ve written a few times about the TSA and like tracking them because of their entertainment factor (http://bit.ly/YxteVQ), but for those of you who might not scrutinize them as closely as CarryingOn, here are a few of data points to consider: • The TSA now employs 62,000 people, 47,000 of which are screeners, and has an annual budget of $8Billion. • In 2007 some 680 million flyers were screened by what were then 44,000 screeners, but in 2011 only 640 million of us took to the skies, yet there were 47,000 screeners. If you’re keeping score on that one, a 6.2% reduction in the number of people being screened seemed to require a 6.8% increase in the number of screeners. Now I don’t claim to be a TSA staffing specialist or to know all the complexities of what the TSA does, but I did do a two year stretch at LGA Airport a few years back, when the airline was still responsible for the screening checkpoint (we hired sub-contractors), and I seem to remember that if we had less people coming through the place, we needed less people to handle them. Who knows, maybe the shoes in the bin part causes you to need more people. The TSA has also said that the only way to manage the required cuts is by reducing staff. Obviously that’s one way to do this, but surely not the only way. Maybe they can cut something else. Like what you ask? To answer that, it’s time for some more TSA fun facts, these provided by a joint report by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Committee on Oversight of Government Reform, which showed that among other things: • The TSA has a warehouse in Dallas, Texas, where 5,700 pieces of unused security equipment sit in storage. The dormant equipment is worth $184 million. • This equipment storage cost taxpayers another $23 million in depreciation, because nearly all of the 472 carry-on baggage screening machines in the warehouse have been sitting there unused for over nine months. • The agency spends another $3.5 million every year just to lease and manage this warehouse. In addition, under the recently renewed labor agreement, TSA employees will see their uniform allowances nearly double to $446 per year (by comparison, a combat Marine Lieutenant receives a one-time uniform allowance of $400). The cost of the increase in TSA uniform allowance is an estimated $9.63 million annually. If we total this stuff up you could lop $220 million off the budget, which represents close to 3/4th of the required cuts, and not one TSA head was touched in the process! And I’m guessing they could find another $100 million to get to the required 4% reduction without too much difficulty. But I guess I shouldn’t be too hard on the TSA because they are relaxing the restriction against carrying pocket knives, billiard cues, and a host of other items that make absolutely no sense being onboard. So while it might take more time to get through security, once onboard at least I can go back to my favorite thing to do on a long transcon flight, whittling wood. I can see it now…..”Hey, look there’s Minnesota Fats in 32C . I’m going over and introduce myself and see if I can trade him my wood carving of Janet Napolitano’s head in return for some tips on how to play a better game of 9 Ball.” Learn More
An article in yesterday’s New York Post referenced a research report conducted by Airfare Watchdog.com. Now before I go further in describing the report’s findings, I feel it fair to add that Airfare Watchdog.com is not some government agency or non-profit that is tracking airfares for empirical reasons or to monitor injustice in the world of airline pricing. Rather, it is a cleverly named OTA. But hey, they have passengers and asked 1,000 of them some questions and then turned the answers into a research report that got noticed by CarryingOn and probably many others, so good for them. Putting the source of the research aside for the moment, I thought it would be fun to conjure up what would happen if airlines actually starting selling this service. If as suggested in the survey, 1 in 6 travelers would be willing to pay more to exit the plane faster (10% said they would pay $10, 3% would pay $20, and another 3% an unspecified amount), the US Airlines would generate over $790Million annually in ancillary revenue. That’s a lot of dough and almost as much as the US Government will save under ObamaCare in one year (I’m sure some of you can sense the skepticism in that analogy, but I couldn’t help myself having just celebrated our country’s Independence Day). But before the industry starts debating whether this new GOF Fare (Get Off First, because we do love our acronyms) can be sold in the GDS’s, let’s consider a few things. Having often wondered how I would fare in the fictitious Olympic event “Airport Steeplechase” as I dodged, weaved, and sprinted from Gate B27 to Gate E3 to make a connection, I asked myself if I would have paid an extra $10 bucks to get a head start. Given I’ve missed my fair share of connections, and been put through the “reaccomodation” process, a process by the way, that I liken to being paroled from prison, I would pay the $10. Now before you say “no way I would pay”, reflect a bit on your worst missed connection and the likely reaccomodation process you encountered…. ”Sir, you will have to wait your turn, all these other people in front of you also need our help”, which was followed by, “Sir, we are working as fast as we can…you will simply have to wait your turn”, only eventually to hear an hour later, “Sir, I’m sorry but the only thing we have for you is a connection tomorrow morning, and no, there are no hotel rooms available in the area”. So you would probably pay the $10 too, but before our airline friends start salivating at the prospects of all that new revenue, they might want to consider the practical aspects as well. In previous posts we’ve talked about the boarding process and how complicated and unruly it has become, but in the case of getting on a plane at least you have referees (in the form of gate agents), a bigger playing field (the boarding area), and some easily identified rules (your boarding pass for one), that help control the process somewhat. Now envision yourself onboard a packed 757 and having paid the $10 to get sprung from jail (aka the middle seat in Row 38) faster. Now think about an announcement that goes something like this, “ladies and gentleman, certain individuals onboard have paid for the privilege or exiting first, so I would like the rest of you to sit in your seats while they do that.” I envision everything from looks of confusion, to stares of hatred, followed by a host of people who didn’t listen, barely understand English, or choose to ignore the announcement, getting up and into their overhead retrieval routine, thus impeding your sprint to the exit. And what if you don’t end up getting off first after having paid for the privilege? Is your money refunded? Is there an arbitrator that rules on such things (“sir, you might not have been first per se, but you were in the first “wave” to exit, so technically we complied with the rules of carriage as outlined by IATA, ARC, the DOJ, EU, and Kevin Mitchell”). I can just see the mayhem in the aisles, the Tweets on Twitter, and the status changes on Facebook to something like “still in line”, or “just ripped off by the airlines”. As a result, to save the airlines and everyone else a lot of trouble, CarryingOn is going to recommend a quick death to this idea, because if you really want to get out of a plane before everyone else you can do it today and it works just fine. After all, it’s not called First class for nothing :-).Learn More
As a follow-up to our last post, looks like the FAA is going to take the lead on updating the rules with respect to the use of electronic devices in-flight. Being as thorough as they are, they plan to bring together manufacturers, consumer electronic associations, aircraft and avionic manufacturers, airlines, pilots, flight attendants and passengers, but, and this is a BIG but, they have yet to secure funding for the project. CarryingOn therefore expects we’ll get a definitive ruling at some point in 2018, or a full year after Mariano Rivera is enshrined unanimously on the first ballot to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Actually, I’m thinking Mo will be introducing Derek Jeter to the Hall in 2019 before you’ll know for sure if you can turn on your iPad and watch the induction ceremony from 35,000 feet.Learn More