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Betty asks…

What Area Of Business Should I Open?

I’m 19 years old 20 on the 29th November.

Ok, so I spent two years learning to be a construction site carpenter but I lost my Job (as well as another few thousand people) due to the industry going under, so I have been at college this past year learning about the printing industry but due to the economy there are no jobs in print!

I have always wanted to own a small business, not to be rich, just so I’m working off my own back and not being somone else’s bitch! lol

I wan’t to open a business in these kind of areas but I can’t think of any good areas.
I just need some advice or ideas of good areas to go into.

I like working with my hands, I like being on my feet, I like working outdoors, I like working with tools, I like working at height, I like working with people, I like dirty jobs, I like having the radio on in the background. I like being able to take my shirt off, I like working in the summer sun.

I am smart enough to go to college and learn something but.

I hate offices, I hate shirts and ties, I hate having to shave every day, I hate photocopiers, I hate cubicles, I hate stress, I hate no being able to talk to people, I hate annoying executives and I especially hate working with computers!! I like my home one but working with one is just awful!
I worked one summer in my mum’s office I HATED IT! basically lol.

I was thinking of window cleaner or painter and decorater, that kinda stuff.

What would you suggest???

All answers will be much appreciated!

Cheers!

Denny answers:

You sound like a perfect candidate for owning your own hood and duct cleaning business. Hood and duct cleaners clean grease off of restaurant hoods and ducts. This repeat service is mandated by law and insurance companies. A job takes approximately 2 to 3 hours to complete. You make $200 to $300 per job. Each store must be cleaned at least twice a year. Some are cleaned every month depending on their grease usage.

It’s dirty work. You have to also work outside and go up on the roof. You work odd hours (late at night after restaurants are closed). You can work by yourself. You can run this business from home.

This business is recession-proof because people will be eating till the Lord comes. And even if all the restaurants folded, you still have churches, nursing homes, hospitals, schools, etc. That have to have their kitchen hoods cleaned.

If you look in your yellow pages for people doing “powerwashing” or “restaurant services”, you will find that there is very little competition. Most people don’t think about this kind of business.

I am a representative for the best hood and duct cleaning business school. Our five day certification training course covers all aspects of the business, gives hands on real world training and practice, and guarantees $21,000 worth of work with the purchase of a marketing program. You could literally have your own business within a week with customers calling you to schedule service. You can visit my website below to learn more about the business and about our school: Advanced Cleaning Systems.

Richard asks…

joke what time is it?

A man is strolling past the mental hospital and suddenly remembers an important meeting.

Unfortunately, his watch has stopped, and he cannot tell if he is late or not. Then, he notices a patient similarly strolling about within the hospital fence.

Calling out to the patient, the man says, “Pardon me, sir, but do you have the time?”

The patient calls back, “One moment!” and throws himself upon the ground, pulling out a short stick as he does. He pushes the stick into the ground, and, pulling out a carpenter‘s level, assures himself that the stick is vertical.

With a compass, the patient locates north and with a steel ruler, measures the precise length of the shadow cast by the stick.

Withdrawing a slide rule from his pocket, the patient calculates rapidly, then swiftly packs up all his tools and turns back to the pedestrian, saying, “It is now precisely 3:29 pm, provided today is August 16th, which I believe it is.”

The man can’t help but be impressed by this demonstration, and sets his watch accordingly.

Before he leaves, he says to the patient, “That was really quite remarkable, but tell me, what do you do on a cloudy day, or at night, when the stick casts no shadow?” The patient holds up his wrist and says, “I suppose I’d just look at my watch.”

Denny answers:

Sounds just like me….
Oh wait! It was me!

George asks…

What’s the best way to reach builders and residential remodeling specialists in Nashville Tennessee?

I am a carpenter in North Carolina. I have been working for a subcontractor mainly specializing in framing large custom homes, but also doing repair and renovations on residential structures. I’ve also worked independently meaning I have the tools, skills, work ethic and every-thing else that would make me a good employee for a General building contractor or a sub contractor in the field.

I will be moving to Nashville, Tennessee in the next few weeks and would like to get the word out that I will be there and looking for a job. I’ve heard a lot about people doing this type of “networking” on the internet, my problem, and that which I need help with, is that I have no idea where and how to get my message out or find a place were it would make sense to ask questions and collect information about the Nashville Building/residential construction scene.

There’s bound to be some-one out there that knows enough about this specific industry/trade, the Nashville area and the Internet to give me some advice that would help me get into the right circles.
Thanks in advance.

Denny answers:

You might do what I did when I was looking for a good home builder. I went to the contractor’s desk at Lowe’s and asked for names of good home builders. I also went to real estate agents, my homeowners insurance agent, anyone who was involved remotely in the home building industry. All of them mentioned the same name first.

That might be one way to sort through the good vs. Bad. Also check out www.hbamt.net which is the Middle TN Home Builders Association.

Susan asks…

what do you think of my story?

I was born in 1675 in Bristol, England. My mother was a tailor and my father- a sailor, killed not long before my birth. Two girls were born before me, but they both perished from diseases. My mother worked so that we had a bite to eat, and when night fell, she used to read me parts from the Holy Bible. I was not an impetuous child; I rarely played with my peers. I learned to read when I was about five. I emphasize “I learned”, because that was exactly what I did- I learned by myself. Well, of course, my mother helped me, but being the wise woman she was, she always used to say, that if you want something done in this life, you have to do it yourself. She called that rule „The Purgatory on Earth“. According to her, God won’t send your sinful soul to Hell, if you fight for yourself all your life. That was exactly what she made me do. If I wanted a toy- I had to make it myself; if I wanted food- I had to help her prepare it. That is why, when I asked her to teach me to read, she gave me the big, bounded in rough tilt, Bible and told me “Here, read!”. As she was working from dusk, till dawn, I had to do all sorts of house work. And when I was done tending for the garden, or cleaning the dishes, I used to sit on the front porch and tried to decipher those bloody hieroglyphics- the letters. When night fell and mother came home from work, before sitting down for dinner, she used to sit next to me and made me read to her, correcting me or shouting at me, if I didn’t know some word. With a small amount of beating and punishment in front of the wooden crucifix, I can proudly say that I learned to read for month and a half-time. When I got to the age of seven mum sent me to work for an old carpenter, downtown, near the docks. I got the hag of the craft very hardily, because as a whole I had no urge to work. Come to think of it, I have never had such an urge. Of course I have never told that to mother, because she would smite me where I stand. And still I bit my lips, grinded my teeth and tried my best, against my will, hanging him tools, holding the furniture for him, as he was fixing a broken leg, or a crack in the bottom of some old cub-board and soon I even fixed some of the furniture on my own. I didn’t earn much, but for my not-so-rich family, even the small amount of money I distributed each month were very much welcome.

Denny answers:

Its very nice . I like it very much .

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Charles asks…

Why would my boyfriend hide baby-wipes, a hand-held massager, whiskey, and a Field and Stream magazine?

My boyfriend spends hours after work in the backyard shed. Tonight I went out there and found the above items out on the counter. There is mostly tools, diving gear, manly stuff out there, but the “massager” and baby-wipes we usually keep in the bedroom. The Field and Stream magazine had pictures of fishermen in it. What should I think? What should I do? He’s a 41 year old carpenter who is very masculine and wants sex with me every day, sometimes 2 or three times a day. But I have a really weird feeling about what I found.
By the way, I am a female. I don’t know why they put a picture of a guy next to my question. So if he is looking at fishermen, then he has gay fantasies? Is he putting the vibrator up his backside? He’s never looking at other guys, usually he checks out every chick that walks by, but maybe he’s hiding his gay needs deep down inside.
By the way, I am a female. I don’t know why they put a picture of a guy next to my question. So if he is looking at fishermen, then he has gay fantasies? Is he putting the vibrator up his backside? He’s never looking at other guys, usually he checks out every chick that walks by, but maybe he’s hiding his gay needs deep down inside.

Denny answers:

He has some serious sexual fantasy going on. What the heck, join in already.

Paul asks…

finance problems with the tax man and the bank. what do you do?

my brother is a self-employed carpenter and has very little work at the moment. The bank, Lloyds TSB are charging him £300 per month for being over his overdraft limit (he’s about £600-700 overdrawn) and he also has a tax bill to pay. He has told the tax office that he has changed address and they still keep sending letters to my parents house. They asked him to pay £400 per month but he explained to them that he has no work and could only give them £100 per month, they keep sending letters saying he hasn’t payed the “agreed” £400. The last letter was to say they will be sending the bailiffs in as he hasn’t kept up with the “agreement”. He doesn’t own a car, he rents a room, and apart from his tools and the clothes on his back, doesn’t have anything for the bailiffs to take. What can he do?

Denny answers:

Two options. Can he get an agreed bank loan to clear debts? This would be cheaper than the rate with his overdraft, and would probably be less than the interest HMRC would charge on his tax bill.
Otherwise write to HMRC Recovery Section (from where he is getting threatening letters) showing new address. Explain the position as regards work, and summarise his income/expenditure. Tell them he has no assets. Tools of work can’t be taken for distraint. Make an amended offer. Do this by letter, then there’s no argument as to what was said over the phone. HMRC do have the option not to accept his time to pay, and could either take him to County Court or make him bankrupt. It would probably be in HMRC’s interest to accept a revised offer. They probably wouldn’t get any more from a County Court judgement, and if they made him bankrupt, they would get even less. If they do take legal proceedings, the interest charge doesn’t increase after that date, otherwise interest continues to accrue until he settles the debt.

Maria asks…

dorms vs commuting to college?

hello everyone, i’m 22 years old and will be going to college for the first time this spring semester. i just moved back into my parents’ house because of unemployment, the commute from there to campus would only be about 9 miles.

this was my original plan, but all of my friends keep bugging me about how i’ll be missing out on the whole “college experience” and how dorm life is some of the best years of their lives.the way i see it i’m not missing much. i’m 4 years older than most freshmen and the allure of freedom and being on your own is long gone. besides, i don’t have the patience to deal with a bunch of rowdy drunk 18 year olds.

second, there’s the matter of work. i’m a carpenter/concrete finisher by trade, i know i wont make 80 hours a week like normal plus 12 credit hours of schooling, but as long as my grades don’t suffer i plan on working as much as i can. there’s no way i’m leaving $2k worth of tools in the trunk of a car in a busy university parking lot, i’d stash them at my parents place which defeats the whole purpose of living in the dorms.

do you think i’m missing out? if not what do you think is a good way to break the news to my friends?
thanks :)

Denny answers:

It sounds like you’re a lot more mature and wise than your friends. So what if you miss out on dorm life. Dorms are training-wheels for kids to get their first significant experience living independently. You already have that experience, and with the economic environment, it sounds like you know that the real world is a lot less about partying but about working, saving, and making plans to improve your future. That’s why most adult reentry students have higher GPAs and are better students than the teenagers fresh out of high school. You’re lucky that you have parents that will allow you to save a tremendous amount of money by commuting to school. Sure, you’re missing out on dorms. Adults can live with that decision without much of a second thought. We all have to miss out on some things to do other things. You are also missing out on spending more time in your trade to make more money in the next several years – and that’s a good decision if you use the school to improve your career, like perhaps by studying business, entrepreneurship, marketing, finance, business law, strategic planning, computer business software, and other topics that might let you build your own business as a contractor, if that’s the path you choose. Sometimes you just need to focus on the path you think is best, even if that means other paths are closed off to you, since you need to make the decision at the fork on the road as you come to it. If you want a way to confirm your choice, just look at the price of dorms. They are usually tremendously expensive, have little or no privacy, and sometimes have addition restrictions like mandatory meal plans. See if the campus has an adult-reentry office, as they often have special study areas and events for adults.

Donald asks…

How do I tell my girlfriend?

That her dog, Buggles, is better at oral sex than she is and I prefer Buggles to her?

This sounds kind of gross and I guess it really is, but that’s the way things work out.

I’m a Carpenter, I was working a gig where I received a slight injury to my penis, which was scary enough for any guy working with power tools, but we were fortunate enough that it wasn’t too severe, just a slight cut along the shaft.
My girl has a strong belief in homeopathic/natural cures and she suggested honey as a means to help the cut heal faster as honey is anti-bacterial so it fights infection and promotes faster healing.
So, I coated my penis with honey and put a light gauze wrap on it and went to sleep.

All I faintly remember was having a sex dream where I was getting the best bj I’d ever had, I woke up when I had one of the most powerful orgasms in my life, to my complete shock and disgust was Buggles between my legs licking me like a lolly pop, she’d obviously smelt and been attracted to the honey on my penis, which she’d licked off and kept going.

I’m sorta disgusted with myself that I’d enjoyed it so much, before I saw what had caused it, but now I can’t help myself, when my girl’s not around I get the honey out, slather myself up and let Buggles blow the bugle.
For a Boxer, she gives the best bj I’ve ever had in my life, she so outdoes what my girlfriend does when giving me head that there is nothing I can use to compare it, I’ve become addicted in a sick way, I wont even let my girlfriend suck on me anymore and she’s confused, she doesn’t know why I wont let her and I’m embarrassed to have to tell her that “Honey, Buggles gives better blow jobs than you and so I’m making a switch…”

What do I do about this?

Denny answers:

She’ll be relieved to have that task marked off her list…

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Jenny asks…

workers going on strick ?

well i have an appartership as a shop fitter and carpenter and the lad who i work with are thinging about going on strick when we have a lot of work come in we dont have much work at the moment so all overtime has been cut so we only work 39 hour a week and get paid for 39 hours a week
and we were chatting 2day and they were slagging the office staff off and saying how they get nice post tea coffee milk tolit roll and we get all the shit stuff and then it come out that in the offices they get paid till 8pm but leave work at 4 so they have all agreed that wen work picks up and wen we are very busy again that all tools are down and were resusing to work untill stuff gets sorted

i was thinking about what would i do as im only on an apptership and would i have the right to join them i think its out off order how we get all the shit left overs and they get good stuff and get paid longer

what should i do

thanks for your help

Denny answers:

Be careful about striking if you are not in a Union, because I think it means that you are not protected. I think if you’re not in a union and it is an ‘unoffical’ strike you could loose your job.

Daniel asks…

what do you think of this joke ? What is the time?

A man is strolling past the mental hospital and suddenly remembers an important meeting.

Unfortunately, his watch has stopped, and he can not tell if he is late or not. Then, he notices a patient similarly strolling about within the hospital fence.

Calling out to the patient, the man says, “Pardon me, sir, but do you have the time?”

The patient calls back, “One moment!” and throws himself upon the ground, pulling out a short stick as he does. He pushes the stick into the ground, and, pulling out a carpenter‘s level, assures himself that the stick is vertical.

With a compass, the patient locates north and with a steel ruler, measures the precise length of the shadow cast by the stick.

Withdrawing a slide rule from his pocket, the patient calculates rapidly, then swiftly packs up all his tools and turns back to the pedestrian, saying, “It is now precisely 3:29 pm, provided today is August 16th, which I believe it is.”

The man can’t help but be impressed by this demonstration, and sets his watch accordingly.

Before he leaves, he says to the patient, “That was really quite remarkable, but tell me, what do you do on a cloudy day, or at night, when the stick casts no shadow?” The patient holds up his wrist and says, “I suppose I’d just look at my watch.”

Denny answers:

Love it!

Paul asks…

need help with English- Poetry. PLEASE!!!?

the poem is ” I Hear America Singing” :
hear America singing, the varied carols I hear,
Those of mechanics, each one singing his as it should be blithe and strong,
The carpenter singing his as he measures his plank or beam,
The mason singing his as he makes ready for work, or leaves off work,
The boatman singing what belongs to him in his boat, the deckhand singing on the steamboat deck,
The shoemaker singing as he sits on his bench, the hatter singing as he stands,
The wood-cutter’s song, the ploughboy’s on his way in the morning, or at noon intermission or at sundown,
The delicious singing of the mother, or of the young wife at work, or of the girl sewing or washing,
Each singing what belongs to him or her and to none else,
The day what belongs to the day—at night the party of young fellows, robust, friendly,
Singing with open mouths their strong melodious songs

In “I Hear America Singing,” what is the meaning of the line “Each singing what belongs to him or her and to none else”?
1) The song each worker sings, like the task he or she performs, fully expresses his or her own being.
2) No two workers ever sing the same song.
3) Each worker makes up his or her own words to whatever song comes to mind.
4) The workers are singing about the tools and equipment that belong to them.

When Walt Whitman writes in “I Hear America Singing” that he hears the ploughboy’s song “at noon intermission,” what does he mean by intermission? 1) entertainment
1)entertainment
2) lunchtime
3) recess
4) vacation

please, I really need it. THANKS

Denny answers:

1. Is A. And 2. Is either b or c i think

Chris asks…

My husband is leaving me?

So the hubbs is going on a camping trip for two weeks without me. I currently have to work 7 days a week cause I just don’t get time off this time of year…Should I paint all his tools pink while he is gone and put cute little teddy bears all over our room that say “your a punk” when you squeeze them?…he’s a carpenter.
Wow, you people are really intense. take out the pool que, recognize that not every one is immature and in a troubled marriage and learn to roll with a joke…some peoples kids!!! Thus far Nikki is gonna get best answer cause she’s the only one with a sense of humor

Denny answers:

Sounds like a lot of work, wouldn’t it be easier to just go screw his best friend while he is gone?

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Richard asks…

Separating with fiancé do you think it’s right to ask him to repay me?

My fiancé of 5 years and I are separating we have 2 children a 4 month old and a 19 month old I received a compensation payout 4 years ago when we were dating and I used 145000 of it as a deposit on our home which we sold we ended up getting 100000 back and last year I compromised and spent 10000 on my car and 30000 on his as he is a carpenter and was setting up to be self employed u also spent about 15000 for his trailer and tools I had also previously paid out his 12000 and 10000 car loans he has just started being self employed but now we are separating and part of me feels as though he should repay some of this as he will no longer be supporting us and has a great car and all his tools for work and no loan where most people would when I have an average car and no longer any savings as I invested pretty much all of it in him :( do you think I am horrible as I intend to ask him to repay 200 a fortnight over the next 4 years so that he eventually repays me 20000? I would like to put 5000 in a trust account for each of our children and have 10000 to be saved so I can hopefully look at buying a home down the track when I can start/finish uni and stet working again. Please if you feel it’s not right do not be hurtful emotionally I can’t handle it I would just like some constructive advice thanks in advance :)

Denny answers:

It wouldn’t hurt to ask/seek repayment. But let it be a lesson to you to not ever do something like that again, unless of course you are married and will be entitled half of it anyways ;) Good luck hun.

Donald asks…

Why didn’t Jesus do this?????

Many Christians on here have said that Jesus and God are the same spirit, the same thing. If this is the case, then Jesus was all knowing, and all powerful. From what I understand, the Bible supports this because of the miracles he preforms, along with the knowledge of the people around him and his own death.

I would then have to imagine a God like this, that is walking Earth to save souls and better people’s lives, wouldn’t do it a the extremely small way that he did.

Why didn’t Jesus not only speak of God, and how to live your life through God, teach us some things about Math, Science, Culture. Why didn’t he teach knowledge to the farmers, teach them new ideas of farming, new tools. Why not teach them the REAL world on which they lived? He was a carpenter right? Why not teach people to build easy buildings with structures that could only be destroyed by God with the materials at hand? Why not teach them things in medicine or health like bacteria. Certainly he could have told them not to go to the bathroom in the rivers they drank from.Overall, why not give them practical things besides a religious belief to help better their lives.

I just think that if peoples’ lives were better in those aspects, they would be happier, less likely to sin, and therefore more people would go to God for eternity. Why not do that for every single person? He had the power, the knowledge.

Help the world and give everyone an equal chance, or spit in people’s eyes one face at a time? I just don’t understand.

Denny answers:

His purpose was to further His Fathers Kingdom, not mankind’s.

Ken asks…

Building an electric guitar in wood shop?

I was wondering if anyone had ever tried to make a guitar in high school wood shop. I’m just talking about the basic components not all electronics or paint job. Do you think it’s possible in one semester? Do you suggest avoiding it all together to prevent enormous failure? haha. Please help. My dad is a carpenter and I help out all of the time so I know quite a bit about construction and tools if that’s any advantage. I want to make my own Les Paul right now because I won’t be able to afford my own Gibby until after this summer of working, I don’t need any information on how to build one, just how long it would take.

Denny answers:

Took me 6 months

Sharon asks…

How Do i Get all the mexicans standing outside oF Homedepot deported?

Im A carpenter and have had a hard time looking for work do to the fact that a guy from homedepot will do the work for less than Half. He doesnt have a mortgage, car payment, taxes taken out of his check, he doesnt have to show up to work every day because he just shows up when he wants work, He doesnt have to maintain a s#it load of tools, people are willing to give theese guys a screwdriver and a hammer for the day..Because of those beaners @ Home Depot i have to sell myself for less or collect unemployment.

My solution to this problem is Get the illegals @ home depot deported so that people will have to pay full wages for professional work..They dont even know what a 2×4 is…and their building houses out here …all their work is as illegal as they are and im sick of it… so please tell me how do i kick theese mother phuckers out..

Denny answers:

Just yell out the migra is coming !!!

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Ruth asks…

Have you heard this story somewhere before…?

A dirty old bronze age carpenter, already with a number of wives of his own, had an affair with an underage prostitute and got her pregnant.

To avoid the wrath of his wives, the community and her being stoned to death, they moved towns in order to give birth.

The only sure way to restore face and save her life was to claim an “immaculate conception”, and that the child was “the son of god”..

This lie had to be perpetuated and the child soon believed in his own myth. As an adult he was easily able to convert fools and peasants with his earnest preachings, and was soon considered a troublesome upstart by the state and so was executed.

Up to and over 100 years later this myth was edited and refined for use a political tool to control populations and/or foster divisiveness.

The lies, deceit and myths are still usefull political tools today, where the ignorant masses can be swayed to seek links between the church and the state, and many other deceitful and self serving agendas are also fulfilled.

Is this a more likely story than some others..?

Does it make much more sense than some others?

Thanks

Denny answers:

Yours is a much more credible story than teh one the priests and preachers spread:
The one about de virgin getting screwed down by crick by invisible sky critter.
~

Paul asks…

why are asians so scared of everything?

I work in construction as an exterior carpenter and all the painters on site are asian. Chinese as they speak cantonese. When we’re working on the same building and on the same wall, as I slowly work my towards them and get within 10 feet or so they very quickly pick up their paint/tools and get out of my way and work somewhere else. I don’t ask them to move, as soon as I get near them they think they need to move for me. Also If I have materials or tools in their way, they won’t ask me to move my stuff for them. they will either work somewhere else or come back later. Being the nice guy that I am, I move my stuff because I know they are too shy to ask.This happens on every site that has asians.

At the mall I notice asian women are the same, maybe even worse. They make sure they are in noones way and if I get near them they move. They just always look scared and insecure when in public. I’m not a big or intimidating guy, I’m 5’6 and very freindly. So my question is, why are asians so insecure, timid and shy?
I forgot to add I live in canada in a city that’s heavily populated by asians. Most of these people are well established and have been here for a while. Where I live asians are stereotyped as being scared all the time.

Denny answers:

Maybe you smell.

Daniel asks…

How to be a carpenter?

I intend to change my career to be a professional carpenter from current position as an officer in a local office. I have no much time to learn from a seasoned carpenter and no investment either. What I want is I will buy all necessary tools some timber materials and then documents for me to carry self-study. I’ve been interested in home furniture DIY long time. Can any one recommend me where I can find good document for carpentry and home furniture DIY?

Thanks.
Best Answer:

Nice. I wish this will help you to be a good carpenter and house furniture DIYer. Possible you will become rich being a carpenter because there are always millions of people prefer 100% hand-made wood furniture and in fact such kind of furniture has a very high price on the market, and on every market in the world today.

Check this:

http://tinyurl.com/78t2nwd

Good luck guy.

Denny answers:

David is right on the money. You sound very ambitious. Furniture design and assembly are rewarding. It is amazing to see the transformation of a block of wood into a finished piece. University of Minnesota has some great trade classes. You will need basic carpentry all the way to final finishes. Your studies will also expose you to a variety of furniture styles and uses.

Locate someone who will mentor you as you study to become a craftsman. Their knowledge combined with hands on experience is more valuable than you know.

Mark asks…

If you lived in medieval times what would suit you?

* Almoners: ensured the poor received alms.
* Atilliator: skilled castle worker who made crossbows.
* Baliff: in charge of allotting jobs to the peasants, building repair, and repair of tools used by the peasants.
* Barber: someone who cut hair. Also served as dentists, surgeons and blood-letters.
* Blacksmith: forged and sharpened tools and weapons, beat out dents in armor, made hinges for doors, and window grills. Also referred to as Smiths.
* Bottler: in charge of the buttery or bottlery.
* Butler: cared for the cellar and was in charge of large butts and little butts (bottles) of wine and beer. Under him a staff of people might consist of brewers, tapsters, cellarers, dispensers, cupbearers and dapifer.
* Carder: someone who brushed cloth during its manufacture.
* Carpenter: built flooring, roofing, siege engines, furniture, panelling for rooms, and scaffoling for building.
* Carters: workmen who brought wood and stone to the site of a castle under construction.
* Castellan: resident owner or person in charge of a castle (custodian).
* Chamberlain: responsible for the great chamber and for the personal finances of the castellan.
* Chaplain: provided spirtual welfare for laborers and the castle garrison. The duties might also include supervising building operations, clerk, and keeping accounts. He also tended to the chapel.
* Clerk: a person who checked material costs, wages, and kept accounts.
* Constable: a person who took care (the governor or warden) of a castle in the absence of the owner. This was sometimes bestowed upon a great baron as an honor and some royal castles had hereditary constables.
* Cook: roasted, broiled, and baked food in the fireplaces and ovens.
* Cottars: the lowest of the peasantry. Worked as swine-herds, prison guards, and did odd jobs.
* Ditcher: worker who dug moats, vaults, foundations and mines.
* Dyer: someone who dyed cloth in huge heated vats during its manufacture.
* Ewerer: worker who brought and heated water for the nobles.
* Falconer: highly skilled expert responsible for the care and training of hawks for the sport of falconry.
* Fuller: worker who shrinks & thickens cloth fibers through wetting & beating the material.
* Glaziers: a person who cut and shaped glass.
* Gong Farmer: a latrine pit emptier.
* Hayward: someone who tended the hedges.
* Herald: knights assistant and an expert advisor on heraldry.
* Keeper of the Wardrobe: in charge of the tailors and laundress.
* Knight: a professional soldier. This was achieved only after long and arduous training which began in infancy.
* Laird: minor baron or small landlord.
* Marshal: officer in charge of a household’s horses, carts, wagons, and containers. His staff included farriers, grooms, carters, smiths and clerks. He also oversaw the transporting of goods.
* Master Mason: responsible for the designing and overseeing the building of a structure.
* Messengers: servants of the lord who carried receipts, letters, and commodities.
* Miner: skilled professional who dug tunnels for the purpose of undermining a castle.
* Minstrels: part of of the castle staff who provided entertainment in the form of singing and playing musical instruments.
* Porter: took care of the doors (janitor), particularly the main entrance. Responsible for the guardrooms. The person also insured that no one entered or left the castle withour permission. Also known as the door-ward.
* Reeve: supervised the work on lord’s property. He checked that everyone began and stopped work on time, and insured nothing was stolen. Senior officer of a borough.
* Sapper: an unskilled person who dug a mine or approach tunnel.
* Scullions: responsible for washing and cleaning in the kitchen.
* Shearmen: a person who trimmed the cloth during its manufacture.
* Shoemaker: a craftsman who made shoes. Known also as Cordwainers.
* Spinster: a name given to a woman who earned her living spinning yarn. Later this was expanded and any unmarried woman was called a spinster.
* Steward: took care of the estate and domestic administration. Supervised the household and events in the great hall. Also referred to as a Seneschal.
* Squire: attained at the age of 14 while training as a knight. He would be assigned to a knight to carry and care for the weapons and horse.
* Watchmen: an official at the castle responsible for security. Assited by lookouts (the garrison).
* Weaver: someone who cleaned and compacted cloth, in association with the Walker and Fuller.
* Woodworkers: tradesmen called Board-hewers who worked in the forest, producing joists and beams.

Denny answers:

Almoner would give me a great deal of satisfaction, I suppose.

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John asks…

Why am I here ? What’s my purpose?

I just want to understand why I’m here?
why is everything so hard?
I have no religion and don’t want any I just want a answer as to my purpose. I have three children I know that should be enough but I can’t stand telling my kids “NO” I’m a carpenter by trade and yes I know this is a stupid question after hearing what I have to say but times have been so tough on me after the divorce I lost all my tools in the relocation. I’ve moved on and had another child but now I feel so useless I moved back “home” and nothing is the same here well atleast not for me. No work in the area and money is so tight. It really sucks that our world only resolves around money. I tried to say it doesn’t matter but I can’t lie it does matter. I used to have it made where my ex is from I joined the carpenter‘s union there and thought that was my calling. But now I’m here in this situation I don’t really know what to expect next. I know suicide is not the answer my new girl’s dad killed himself and I just got done reading her Father’s Day letter to him. I’m on here hoping to get a good honest answer. I love my children to death. I’ve fought my way through the “MOTHERS judicial system and prevailed with my children living with me. I wouldn’t know how to answer this question myself but any help will be greatly appreciated.

P.S. Please contact me if you can help out finacially I’m not begging I’m just tired of telling my children No

Denny answers:

Check out your local food bank. For about 30 bucks you can fill your pantry and freezer with enough food to last a couple weeks. You’ll have to wait in a long line, but it’s worth it.

Thomas asks…

Why do Republicans keep saying Obama does nothing when he can’t because the Reps control the House?

As a result both sides will obviously argue and nothing will get done. Also, Mitch McConnell said that the republican’s goal was to make Obama a one term president. Obama can’t get anything done if the Republicans control the House and disagree with almost everything he does. After all he did pass a national healthcare bill and he is by far better then Bush. Do they just want him to fail? Do the Republicans want to fix our problems or are they going to keep playing politics? Both sides play politics, but Republicans are much worse. For, example the debt ceiling issue, everyone knows it must be raised, but they are arguing to play games.

By the way, how do expect a carpenter to get his job done when he doesn’t have the tools to do his job?

In this case Obama doesn’t have the Democrats to control the House, so he can’t get anything done.

If he uses the executive order to pass laws, then you republicans will call him a dictator and say he should follow the democratic system. If he doesn’t use the executive order right now then he will get nothing done since the Republicans will keep disagreeing with him to make him look bad.

Just vote Democrats into the House so we can actually get things done.

We really are screwed this time.
Please no name calling, lets have an actual discussion.
He has to do something, we are screwed if he does nothing. We can’t just sit around and expect our problems to solve themselves.
No, we had to raise the debt ceiling. Bush caused our debt to rise with his wars and support of big business against the common man for example the bush tax cuts. It is his fault, he inherited the bad economy from Bush. You need to get your facts straight. It is Bush’s fault!

Denny answers:

Tea Party people are in a hurry to do what most Republicans are happy to do gradually: reduce government at all levels to a shadow of what it is today. They are profoundly *anti-government*.

When one looks at the total mess that two Bush/Cheney administrations made of both domestic and foreign affairs, that is not an unreasonable position. They exemplified government at its very worst.

If a homeowner is truly unhappy with his house, he has several choices. He can raze it to the ground. He can drastically reduce it in size. Or he can renovate, keeping what works and adding other good features.

Obama has moved into a house that was left on fire and in a state of collapse by the last tenant. Tea Party people are quick to blame him for the faults of the previous occupant. This is, of course, nonsense.

Have you ever heard of owners putting the blame for the loss of their house on the fire department that they called when they were careless, and a blaze broke out?

I have. They say things like, “I don’t know how they let the fire get away from them!” And, “We called them in time, but they took too long to get here, and expected us to be helpful by staying out of the way, instead of letting us remain in charge of the situation!”

Tea Party people have the Republican party by the short hairs.

They are quite ready to have the entire house destroyed, rather than see a Democratic president get the credit for rebuilding it stronger than ever.

A Tea Party member’s fatal flaw is that he is convinced that he alone sees things the way they are.
Of course, HE DOES NOT. Like everyone else, he sees things the way he is.
The chance that a large number of Tea party people will come to understand this is very small. One must be both more intelligent and more selfless than the great bulk of them are. These are deeply ignorant and desperately selfish people.

It is their false moral rectitude that makes them so dangerously destructive.

Mary asks…

what car should i buy?

im a carpenter. i dont want a big car but i do need trunk space for tools .. i do alot of driving so that is a big factor. i will not go domestic . i have about 6-9 grand to spend on a car (money isnt an issue its more about the car itself) im looking at a 4 door honda civic i believe its a 2002-4 or a 2002-5 Mazda 3 .. the mazda is a hatchback and the civic is a coupe .. i want to know what you would choose why.. and why you wouldnt choose the other car. also if you have other suggestions i would like to hear them

i was also thinking toyota corolla. i dont like the back windows of the matrix and mazda 5 ..
i need something cheap on gas and reliable. i dont wanna boat just cause it has trunk space. but i dont want something that makes me look like a homo

hopefully i was specific enough to get a solid answer . if you have sites that you looked at id like those pasted aswell

Denny answers:

It looks like you need the Honda.
It seems to satisfy all your wants among the pack you described.

Lisa asks…

How does this guitar work?

Here is somethingI found on a forum…

“”My mom promised to buy me a an electric gitar if i were to get 10 or 11 A’s in my o’levels…. but back then o’levels bohat duur ki baat thi. so i decided to make my own electric giatr with a minimal budget….. and heres what i did…

basic tools

1. A Plass
2. scissors or cutter.
3. solderin iron and solder (for firm conncetions..)
4. and well a little experience with electronics…

basic requirements…

1. once again a little expereince…
2. a small bar magnet.. ( not very strong and approximately the width covered by the strings..)

3. a roll of insulated thin wire..the thinner the better…
4. maple wood…for the body…( it might cost u so i used cheaper wood)
5. the 6 strings…
6. a bridge for holding the strings..(i used a peice of wood with six minute holes in it..but if u want quality u gotta spend more money then i did…

7. keys for holding the stringssss….
8. jack socket….

procedure….

well the carving part i left to the carpenters .. i explained how to cut the wood and expect all u ppl to do the same… unless u have a personal workshop……
have the body and neck cut from separate peices of wood..

make sure u have depressions carved into the body where ur MAGNETIC PICK will fit into…

making the magnetic pick…

now that u have a bar magnet…. (aprrox the 1.5 cm by 6 cm)…..and the insulated wire u can begin… start winding the wire carefully onto the magnets height in such a way that the 1.5 by 6 cm side faves upwards…. wind carefully and neatly as this is essential for quality…..make sure u leave atleast 25 cm of unwound wire on both sides…u can stop winding when the thickness of the wound wire around the magnet is about 0.7 to 1 cm thick……

now u need a cover for ur pickup…..these can be easily found in the market….and are very cheap… find the one that can fit ur magnetic pick….

now fit the cap on ur magnetic pick and embed it in the depression in ur gitar body…(best if this depression is 3 cm from the bridge..and is 1 cm deep)..

now u have the pick with two open wires at its ends… scrub or burn away abt 1 cm of insulation from both ends….and connct the wires to the jack socket…( u’ll need a depression for the socket aswell)

doing the menial work

connect the neck to the body using a couple of screws and super glue…( have the carpenter do it…)and also have the frets carbed into ur neck….)…

i’m not explaining the wood work simply coz i dint do it.. i used the neck of my old gitar and had the body carved out…..

i’m sure u can figure out how to connect the bridge to body and keys and strings and all so i’ll let that go aswell……

the secret

now ur gitar is ready ….. but heres something u won’y find anywhere….. it’s totally new and totally mine……. but well u can share the knowledge..(if it means getting 10000 points…hopefully..)

i’m sure that theres an audio cassette player in almost every home… and now that its almost obselete i’m sure no one really need s them.. so here what u do,…

take the audio player and remove its head… if ui dont know what a head is ask a technician….the head is connected to two wires.. now its ur turn….take two long wires and connect one two each of wires in the cassette player….now connect the two long wires tO a jack pin (ONE THAT FITS UR JACK SOCKET IN THE GITAR)…..

there u have it now all u have to do it connect any speakers (be it computer speakers or any other) or to ur amplifier via the headphone pin ( where u connect ur head phones to the player) and then plug in the jack pin to the jack socket.. press the play button on ur cassete player .. turn on ur speakers and rock all u want……

courtesy .. HUMZa or better known as

Hav0c_x….”"

Tell me how this thing works!!

Denny answers:

Sounds like crap to me. Save up, get a job, or get some A’s

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Mark asks…

funny or not2?

A man is strolling past the mental hospital and suddenly remembers an important meeting.

Unfortunately, his watch has stopped, and he cannot tell if he is late or not. Then, he notices a patient similarly strolling about within the hospital fence.

Calling out to the patient, the man says, “Pardon me, sir, but do you have the time?”

The patient calls back, “One moment!” and throws himself upon the ground, pulling out a short stick as he does. He pushes the stick into the ground, and, pulling out a carpenter’s level, assures himself that the stick is vertical.

With a compass, the patient locates north and with a steel ruler, measures the precise length of the shadow cast by the stick.

Withdrawing a slide rule from his pocket, the patient calculates rapidly, then swiftly packs up all his tools and turns back to the pedestrian, saying, “It is now precisely 3:29 pm, provided today is August 16th, which I believe it is.”

The man can’t help but be impressed by this demonstration, and sets his watch accordingly.

Before he leaves, he says to the patient, “That was really quite remarkable, but tell me, what do you do on a cloudy day, or at night, when the stick casts no shadow?” The patient holds up his wrist and says, “I suppose I’d just look at my watch.”

Denny answers:

I’m going to put this joke down to u being tired lol
u can do better than this 6/10

Laura asks…

What is the time?

A man is strolling past the mental hospital and suddenly remembers an important meeting.

Unfortunately, his watch has stopped, and he cannot tell if he is late or not. Then, he notices a patient similarly strolling about within the hospital fence.

Calling out to the patient, the man says, “Pardon me, sir, but do you have the time?”

The patient calls back, “One moment!” and throws himself upon the ground, pulling out a short stick as he does. He pushes the stick into the ground, and, pulling out a carpenter‘s level, assures himself that the stick is vertical.

With a compass, the patient locates north and with a steel ruler, measures the precise length of the shadow cast by the stick.

Withdrawing a slide rule from his pocket, the patient calculates rapidly, then swiftly packs up all his tools and turns back to the pedestrian, saying, “It is now precisely 3:29 pm, provided today is August 16th, which I believe it is.”

The man can’t help but be impressed by this demonstration, and sets his watch accordingly.

Before he leaves, he says to the patient, “That was really quite remarkable, but tell me, what do you do on a cloudy day, or at night, when the stick casts no shadow?” The patient holds up his wrist and says, “I suppose I’d just look at my watch.”

http://www.ahajokes.com/p017.html

Star if you like it. :)

Denny answers:

Splendid joke . Thats nice of u

Maria asks…

what car should i buy?

im a carpenter. i dont want a big car but i do need trunk space for tools .. i do alot of driving so that is a big factor. i will not go domestic . i have about 6-9 grand to spend on a car (money isnt an issue its more about the car itself) im looking at a 4 door honda civic i believe its a 2002-4 or a 2002-5 Mazda 3 .. the mazda is a hatchback and the civic is a coupe .. i want to know what you would choose why.. and why you wouldnt choose the other car. also if you have other suggestions i would like to hear them

i was also thinking toyota corolla. i dont like the back windows of the matrix and mazda 5 ..
i need something cheap on gas and reliable. i dont wanna boat just cause it has trunk space. but i dont want something that makes me look like a homo

hopefully i was specific enough to get a solid answer . if you have sites that you looked at id like those pasted aswell

Denny answers:

Toyota Corolla’s are decent. They aren’t the most masculine car but no foreign cars are that masculine. That’s the American segment. :P

I would chose the Mazda 3 out of the ones you listed, though. It’s good on gas, and being a hatchback it’s got plenty of room space in the back especially with the seats folded down. It’s also got a sporty appeal to it. Even the hatchback version is pretty sporty.

I wouldn’t chose the Honda Civic because it’s a ‘cute’ car.

Jenny asks…

what car should i buy?

im a carpenter. i dont want a big car but i do need trunk space for tools .. i do alot of driving so that is a big factor. i will not go domestic . i have about 6-9 grand to spend on a car (money isnt an issue its more about the car itself) im looking at a 4 door honda civic i believe its a 2002-4 or a 2002-5 Mazda 3 .. the mazda is a hatchback and the civic is a coupe .. i want to know what you would choose why.. and why you wouldnt choose the other car. also if you have other suggestions i would like to hear them

i was also thinking toyota corolla. i dont like the back windows of the matrix and mazda 5 ..
i need something cheap on gas and reliable. i dont wanna boat just cause it has trunk space. but i dont want something that makes me look like a homo

hopefully i was specific enough to get a solid answer . if you have sites that you looked at id like those pasted aswell

Denny answers:

You do not want the Corolla. It is one of the most boring cars to drive and one of the most underpowered cars.

Honda is the most reliable brand in the world, with Subaru at number 2, Toyota as the third, and Mazda is the 4th.
So they are all very reliable cars.

The Civic gets 36mpg highway.
The more powerful, faster, heavier and more practical Mazda 3 gets 32mpg highway depending on the engine option you get.

For work, the Mazda 3 is better with the hatchback trunk. And it handles like sports car and it is the fastest car you listed so this is the best choice. It also comes with the most standard features.

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Joseph asks…

We know Jimmy Carter was better than Reagan, but was he better than Jesus?

Jimmy Carter is a man of Jesus. In fact, he is better than Jesus because he does not lie to people. Jesus is well known to have boasted to be a carpenter. Funny thing about Jesus is that there is not one story in the Bible that says he was a carpenter. Not one. Zero. Zilch. Jimmy Carter builds houses with his bare hands for people in need. There is not any evidence in the Bible that Jesus built any thing, not even hanging a shelf or building a dollhouse. Carter is a man that knows his way around tools, clearly a skilled builder familiar on how to use a hammer and nails. Jesus was a man that lied to people; he clearly wanted to be his dad Joseph who actually was a carpenter. Sadly, the only exposure Jesus had to a hammer and nails was at the end of his life when the Romans were driving nails through his body on the cross. The irony of it all is that is this is probably the moment Christ learned how a hammer worked.

Denny answers:

Ha ha. Funny story.

Susan asks…

Are these the right tiling supplies for my bathtub surround?

Hey guys, finally did some research and went ahead and bought all my supplies from my local Lowe’s. Before I went ahead and started tiling my bathtub surround, I figured I would at least list out my tools and materials in case there is anything I bought that I shouldn’t use or if there is something major that I am missing since this is my very first time tiling (sorry for the long post). I appreciate your help greatly. If you don’t mind I’m going to list them out for you to see and if anyone has any suggestions, feel free. The area I will be tiling is about 70 square feet.

I do have 2 quick questions about cement board as well. I have heard some people use silicone in between all the joints of the cement board, then use the cb tape and thinset over the silicone to improve moisture containment. Is this okay to do?

Also, when putting up my cbu’s, do I put them in front of my tub flange and have them sit 1/4 inch above the tub by using 1/4 inch shims? The purpose of this is to then silicone the 1/4 inch gap, which will allow for tub expansion. Or do I have the cbu’s sit directly on top of the flange, but then let the tile hang lower towards the tub with 1/4 inch gap? I have heard both and don’t know which one is better or more recommended.

But anyways, here are the supplies. This should be my last post until I finish (unless I run into problems), then I’ll post pics of the end result

1) Whitish tile with some beige (about $1.49 per tile). They are porcelain (called capri classic) and are 12 x 12. Also got the decorative trim porcelain 4 X 12′s to go across the tiles horizontally at one point to make the tiles “pop out.”

2) 14 inch monocottura tile cutter by QEP with a titanium coated carbide cutting wheel.

3) 7 inch wet tile saw by QEP. Has 2 diamond blades. Does not list porcelain as a material it cuts (lists ceramic, marble, slate, and other masonry materials as what it can cut) but I talked to a carpenter that said it would work fine but I may need to change the blade more regularly.

4) Dupont Grout sealer – 1 quart. Covers up to 250 linear feet.

5) Heavy Duty Grouting sponge

6)3/16 inch spacers by Precision Components – 100 of them

7)1/4 inch by 3/8 inch by 1/4 inch Square notched floor trowel

8)9 and 1/2 inch by 4 inch molded rubber grout float

9) 25 pound bag of Mapei Keracolor S Sanded Grout with Polymer for joints 1/8 inch to 5/8 inch. It is pewter colored and it meets or exceeds ANSI A118.6 industry standards.

10) 50 pound bag of Mapei Ultraflex 2 Tile Mortar with Polymer. It is white in color. It meets or exceeds ANSI A118.4 and ANSI A118.11 industry standards.

11) I also have 5 diamond discs for my dremel tool to make some small cuts in the tile if needed. I have heard people use them for hole saws, but there is a process behind that which I would like to try.

12) A couple 3×5 Durock cement boards

13) Alkali Resistant Joint tape for my CB joints

14) I will use my ultraflex 2 thinset as the compound for going over the joint tapes in the durock

15) I did not buy a grout application tool, but I do have a small paint brush that I would like to try for this purpose.

16) A small mixer tool for my thinset that fits in my 3/8 corded drill.

17) Small bucket for mixing

Okay thanks guys for your help, let me know what you think of the supplies and if you have an opinion on my cbu questions at the top, feel free to comment. Take care

Denny answers:

Plastic sheeting for a vapor barrier behind your cement board.
No you don t have to caulk joints or between the cement board and tub. If the CB is over and beyond the tub lip water won t flow up and over the lip.
Your using sanded grout and with the size of tile you have 10# may be enough and 1-50 # thin set may not be enough. All that depends on the square foot your covering with tile.
You said yours is a rubber float . For sanded grout you ll need a hard rubber float. Soft rubber is for un sanded grout.
Don t use a 3/8# drill for thin set. You ll burn it up. Borrow a 1/2″ drill or mix by hand with a margin trowel. You ll need a margin trowel to mix the grout. Using a speed mixer in grout you can trap air and weaken the grout.
Between the hand cutter and the few wet saw cuts needed that small wet saw will be fine.
Do you want soap and or shampoo shelves? These are very handy and come in many sizes and styles.
Any questions you can e mail me through my avatar and check my qualifications there.
Plus I ve done 100s of tub surrounds. GL

Richard asks…

Help with Geometry question?

A carpenters square is an L shaped tool used to draw right angles. You need to cut a circular piece of wood into two semicircles. How can you use a carpenters square to draw a carpenters square to draw a diameter on the circular piece of wood.

Denny answers:

Drag the carpenters tool across the edge of the circle. When you find the spot that the measurement across the center is the longest thats the diameter

Daniel asks…

what is procedure when car is clamped for no tax in England?

My hubbys friend had his van clamped by DVLA for no tax.He is carpenter & after being unexpectedly laid off had no ready money to renew car tax so parked it on road by his home intending to tax within days. He knows & accepts this was wrong but felt no point in getting it SORN as every intention to tax back to 1st of the month anyway. He was alarmed to find the car had been clamped & promptly bought tax for it. However when he returned to put it on windscreen the van had been towed away with all his work tools inside. Can anyone advise where he stands about getting his van & his tools back. How much is it likely to cost & can he get his tools back if he cannot afford to pay all fees immediately? These tools are his livelyhood, if fees/fine are exorbetant, without his tools he cannot work to earn money to pay the fees? Helpful answers only please, remember we can all have sudden unfortunate financial circumstances thrust apon us at times & he did not actually drive the van without tax.

Denny answers:

You are allowed to retrieve personal items from the vehicle.

There will be a fee for the towing and a daily fee for each day it is in the compound (both subject to VAT)

As he now has a tax disc, the vehicle can be released when the fees are paid. Obviously he wants to do this before more daily fees are added.

If he doesn’t pay the fees the vehicle will be scrapped.

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Paul asks…

TIME”””””joke?

A man is strolling past the mental hospital and suddenly remembers an important meeting.

Unfortunately, his watch has stopped, and he cannot tell if he is late or not. Then, he notices a patient similarly strolling about within the hospital fence.

Calling out to the patient, the man says, “Pardon me, sir, but do you have the time?”

The patient calls back, “One moment!” and throws himself upon the ground, pulling out a short stick as he does. He pushes the stick into the ground, and, pulling out a carpenter’s level, assures himself that the stick is vertical.

With a compass, the patient locates north and with a steel ruler, measures the precise length of the shadow cast by the stick.

Withdrawing a slide rule from his pocket, the patient calculates rapidly, then swiftly packs up all his tools and turns back to the pedestrian, saying, “It is now precisely 3:29 pm, provided today is August 16th, which I believe it is.”

The man can’t help but be impressed by this demonstration, and sets his watch accordingly.

Before he leaves, he says to the patient, “That was really quite remarkable, but tell me, what do you do on a cloudy day, or at night, when the stick casts no shadow?” The patient holds up his wrist and says, “I suppose I’d just look at my watch.”

Dusty answers:

Hehehe, well after all that, he wears a watch, pmsl hun

star time

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Steven asks…

Is Jimmy Carter a better human being than Jesus was?

Jimmy Carter is a man of Jesus. In fact, he is better than Jesus because he does not lie to people. Jesus is well known to have boasted to be a carpenter. Funny thing about Jesus is that there is not one story in the Bible that says he was a carpenter. Not one. Zero. Zilch. Jimmy Carter builds houses with his bare hands for people in need. There is not any evidence in the Bible that Jesus built any thing, not even hanging a shelf or building a dollhouse. Carter is a man that knows his way around tools, clearly a skilled builder familiar on how to use a hammer and nails. Jesus was a man that lied to people; he clearly wanted to be his dad Joseph who actually was a carpenter. Sadly, the only exposure Jesus had to a hammer and nails was at the end of his life when the Romans were driving nails through his body on the cross. The irony of it all is that is this is probably the moment Christ learned how a hammer worked.

Dusty answers:

The fact that Carter exists makes him, by default, a better human being than the imaginary Jesus.

Thomas asks…

Was Jimmy Carter better than Jesus?

Jimmy Carter is a man of Jesus. In fact, he is better than Jesus because he does not lie to people. Jesus is well known to have boasted to be a carpenter. Funny thing about Jesus is that there is not one story in the Bible that says he was a carpenter. Not one. Zero. Zilch. Jimmy Carter builds houses with his bare hands for people in need. There is not any evidence in the Bible that Jesus built any thing, not even hanging a shelf or building a dollhouse. Carter is a man that knows his way around tools, clearly a skilled builder familiar on how to use a hammer and nails. Jesus was a man that lied to people; he clearly wanted to be his dad Joseph who actually was a carpenter. I would argue that Jimmy Carter helped more people on this earth than Christ did. Jesus just made all his friends quit their jobs and they were bums living off of other people.

Dusty answers:

LOL You’ve got to get your head on straight.
Jesus was a fisherman not a carpenter though that was what his father was.

Robert asks…

Is Jimmy Carter better than Jesus Christ?

Jimmy Carter is a man of Jesus. In fact, he is better than Jesus because he does not lie to people. Jesus is well known to have boasted to be a carpenter. Funny thing about Jesus is that there is not one story in the Bible that says he was a carpenter. Not one. Zero. Zilch. Jimmy Carter builds houses with his bare hands for people in need. There is not any evidence in the Bible that Jesus built any thing, not even hanging a shelf or building a dollhouse. Carter is a man that knows his way around tools, clearly a skilled builder familiar on how to use a hammer and nails. Jesus was a man that lied to people; he clearly wanted to be his dad Joseph who actually was a carpenter. Sadly, the only exposure Jesus had to a hammer and nails was at the end of his life when the Romans were driving nails through his body on the cross. The irony of it all is that is this is probably the moment Christ learned how a hammer worked.

Dusty answers:

At least Jimmy Carter exists…

And accomplishes things…

IMHO

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Michael asks…

Does it bother you that all people who take narcotic pain meds seem to be vilified?

I use narcotic pain meds to treat the pain from herniated discs in my neck from an auto accident (not my fault) 5 yrs ago. I have numbness in my arm and have a horrible time sleeping unless I take a muscle relaxer, because of the extreme stiffness I get in the muscles between my shoulder blades. The stiffness causes horrible headaches that can be incapacitating. I don’t like to take them and although prescribed more, only try to take them when I can’t function with the level of pain anymore. The problem is that with the authorities jumping on the anti-pain med bandwagon, finding a “real” doctor who will prescribe them is very difficult. If a tylenol or advil helped I certainly wouldn’t waste the money going to a doctor, or put myself through the pain of getting numbing injections directly into the back of my neck. I last went to a board certified anesthesiologist last year when I had medical coverage. I signed an agreement not to go and doctor shop for more pain meds, and I have followed this. People look at you and think you are a druggie if they find out you take narcotics. A lot of doctors won’t prescribe at all due to liability. I personally think it is BS. My pain is real, but because of some bad apples, I have to jump through hoops to get the meds. Same thing with cold medicine from the pharmacist. I’m out of luck if I want to use bath salts in my bath water. There are those people out there that will find a negative use for just about anything out there. There was a professor who changed a reciprocating saw into a sex toy. Maybe now we need to ban those tools, or require ID’s every time a carpenter needs to buy it. Maybe we should license it. An urn of ashes was stolen in a robbery because the idiots thought it was coke. Maybe cremation should be banned too. I think that pain is not understood by those that don’t live with it every day. I think attention needs to be brought to this. People who require narcotics to feel normal because of a medical condition are being discriminated against. Sooner or later, no doctor will prescribe the meds. What do you think? Are you tired of the gov’t pushing real doctors to not write the Rx’s because of the local junkie?? There will always be an unscrupulous doctor out there that will write a script for 5000 pills a month. Go after those doctors and the pill mills. To me it is like the gov’t not going after the doctor that commit Medicare fraud, but going after all doctors. I think that needs to stop.

Dusty answers:

I’m so sorry you have to deal with pain on a daily basis, so do I. I can tell you that this guy who answered your question tells everyone the same thing. He even told a guy who was constipated
to contort his body as he told you to move his bowels. Now, unfortunately, you have to deal with
people like him who literally is making fun of you.

Know that I care and your not alone. I just had a spinal cord stimulator implanted which interrupts the pain signals from the spine to the brain. There are alternatives to medicine and I sought treatment to get out of the prescription drug perceptions that people and doctors have.

I will pray for you. Please go to a website. Inspire.com and you will find the support you need, not from this site. Good Luck

Sharon asks…

How do I build glass sides and doors for a reptile enclosure or cage?

I have a chinese water dragon. He is still a baby but I’m looking to build him a bigger cage as he will grow to possibly three feet in length. I’ve searched the net for ideas on his cage and I’d like to use glass or plexi-glass on the sides and front of the cage. Even though I’ve looked at all the youtube videos I can find and any free plans I can find, I can’t find a good way to build doors with glass, or plexi-glass, in them.

I might just go with a sliding door but I’d prefer a door or two similar to a cabinet door. The opening is most likely going to be about 4 feet high. I also can’t figure out how to attach the side, glass/plexi-glass, panels.

I have basic tools but I don’t consider myself a great carpenter. In other words, it needs to be simple.

Any suggestions/help would be wonderful.

Dusty answers:

I would go with the plexi. That way you could make a wooden frame (or metal if you wanted) and then just drill the plexi (very slowly as to not crack it) and then screw it into the frame that you have made. Once you have that done you can focus on the doors. I would suggest making them in the same fashion. Once you have everything assembled you should seal it up. For this i suggest using “aquarium silicone” (use this because it is animal safe). You can get it any Lowe’s or Home Depot (it should be near the paints and glues). *NOTE* -If you plan on building this way it is very important to remember that you need air holes or screening so the animal can breathe. For this you can either drill more holes in the plexi, or use some sort of screen for the roof-

I hope this has given you some more ideas on how to make an enclosure that will not only house your larger animal, but also look decent doing it :)

Steven asks…

How to build a cage using glass/plexi-glass?

I have a chinese water dragon. He is still a baby but I’m looking to build him a bigger cage as he will grow to possibly three feet in length. I’ve searched the net for ideas on his cage and I’d like to use glass or plexi-glass on the sides and front of the cage. Even though I’ve looked at all the youtube videos I can find and any free plans I can find, I can’t find a good way to build doors with glass, or plexi-glass, in them.

I might just go with a sliding door but I’d prefer a door or two similar to a cabinet door. The opening is most likely going to be about 4 feet high. I also can’t figure out how to attach the side, glass/plexi-glass, panels.

I have basic tools but I don’t consider myself a great carpenter. In other words, it needs to be simple.

Any suggestions/help would be wonderful.

Dusty answers:

What about going to a second hand store and finding a old dresser or armoire the size you want then converting it to an enclosure.as for the doors if you go with an armoire and if the doors have raised panels you may be able to remove the panel and insert a piece of plexi glass.if you can you like the one pictured here
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://images.oneofakindantiques.com/6322_French_armoire_1.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.oneofakindantiques.com/catalog/6322_french_loire_valley_cherry_double_door_armoire_c_1760_1.htm&usg=__uMPlegqsy8MwsiOKif3pAW236ww=&h=640&w=431&sz=58&hl=en&start=8&um=1&tbnid=bmL4F0y8b6W0bM:&tbnh=137&tbnw=92&prev=/images%3Fq%3Darmoire%26hl%3Den%26rls%3Dcom.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox%26sa%3DN%26um%3D1

Thomas asks…

what is the time?

A man is strolling past the mental hospital and suddenly remembers an important meeting.

Unfortunately, his watch has stopped, and he cannot tell if he is late or not. Then, he notices a patient similarly strolling about within the hospital fence.

Calling out to the patient, the man says, “Pardon me, sir, but do you have the time?”

The patient calls back, “One moment!” and throws himself upon the ground, pulling out a short stick as he does. He pushes the stick into the ground, and, pulling out a carpenter‘s level, assures himself that the stick is vertical.

With a compass, the patient locates north and with a steel ruler, measures the precise length of the shadow cast by the stick.

Withdrawing a slide rule from his pocket, the patient calculates rapidly, then swiftly packs up all his tools and turns back to the pedestrian, saying, “It is now precisely 3:29 pm, provided today is August 16th, which I believe it is.”

The man can’t help but be impressed by this demonstration, and sets his watch accordingly.

Before he leaves, he says to the patient, “That was really quite remarkable, but tell me, what do you do on a cloudy day, or at night, when the stick casts no shadow?” The patient holds up his wrist and says, “I suppose I’d just look at my watch.”

Dusty answers:

7:22 PM EDT

ha ha ha

here is a star and the time when I am typing this message

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