Skip to comments.A fundamental question
Posted on 03/19/2013 10:42:13 PM PDT by djf
Lately, it seems, there has been a bombardment of news items, public service announcements, and general heightened awareness about of all things...
Home fires caused by clothes dryers!!
Now, I wish I were a younger man, and freely admit to being on a downhill slide towards my 60's. And I don't recall in the 60's,70's, or any previous decade where clothes dryers struck fear and apprehension and general disquiet in the community.
I'm actually running my dryer now and that's what made me wonder about this.
Are dryers more poorly made now? Are they sloppily installed? I mean, as far as tech goes, dryers aren't very far up the list...
Are there more people who are just brain dead? People who can't take care of things or have to short of an attention span to be able to deal with the complexities of running a clothes dryer? You know, the Twitter types.
Just thought I'd run this by FReepers for their consideration and reflection, we have just about the biggest brain trust on Earth here!
BTW, if the answer is the second choice, how can we expect those folks to understand laws and rights and the Constitution?
If so, we might be doomed!
I wonder how many have never removed the lint from the lint trap?
Made in China.
It’s no joke. And the problem isn’t poor quality of dryers. It’s the lint build up. You’ve got to keep the thing clean of lint. And cleaning out the dryer’s filter is not enough; the lint builds up also in the hose that leads to your exhaust port. You can buy a special vacuum cleaner attachment for this purpose and do it yourself, or just have a duct-cleaning company do it for you every year or so.
One of the funniest media memes I have heard repeatedly in recent days is “a .22 Ca ASSAULT rifle”
What is next? “.177 ASSAULT BB guns”?
That’s just common sense. I suppose I could have phrased my question in a hundred other ways... but basically, always having to do with general comprehension and common sense!
Common Sense isn’t so common anymore.
But all these machines we built to make our life easier... did they make our life TOO easy? Did they put us to sleep?
Are we on the border of being totally helpless?
Starting to sound like a Kurt Vonnegut novel!
You can always do your laundry by hand, if an easy life makes you uneasy :)
Thank you for immediately posting it.
Have you know anybody who ran her car for 20,000+ miles without checking the oil? I have.
Have you know anybody who turned on her calculator to add up the columns in an Excel spreadsheet? I have.
I used to work with these people and am now glad I have a home office, but I still run into Obama voters and clerks who can’t make change to save their lives.
I have also known people who evidently couldn’t strike the “n” in known.
LOL. For real?
I’ve seen labels on dryers warning people not to use them to dry gasoline-soaked clothing. If they need to warn about it...
Reminds me of the old joke:
Q. How can you tell if a blonde was using your computer?
A. Liquid Paper on the screen.
It's so rare it should be considered a super power. (Stolen from my teenage daughter).
With regard to the dryers - I think mine was on a list of brands that Lowes Hardware Store had problems installing properly and had lint buildups and would catch fire. (A kinked hose or something). Mine seems to be fine, but I have been meaning to look into it more.
I do only run the dryer now during the day when I'm around. I figure then at least I might have a chance to hear the smoke alarm on the ceiling 2-feet above the drier and unplug it and hit it with an extinguisher. Or die drying - I mean trying.
ok. my two cents:
roughly 1850 to 1950 was the great age of American/European (born of Judeo/Christian civilization) invention. things like dryers were labor saving miracles for average families. everything you see today was invented in some form before 1950. that includes the computer and everything associated with it. we have just been improving and refining that knowledge and their machines since then. just feeding on it. Most of it was conceived and more importantly built (realized practically) by the western man before 1950.
Since then the leftist, statists have consumated a coordinated attack on male centered knowledge (i.e., mechanical/reason based knowledge). you see the result of that. A man of my father’s generation would be able to fix a dryer or any home appliance given the parts or even by substituting for the parts.
the male centered, mostly self taught, skills of my father (building, mechanical, electrical, rifle skills, auto repair, etc.) were denigrated by the left, put down. now you have to magically licensed and certified by the state, or some special school to do basic repair work. the left realized they had the break the American “cando” spirit. the belief that the individual is soverign. this led me to devalue my dad’s great abilities and common wisdom, and pursue statist values. i have rued my teenage rebellion ever since them but have gradually recovered much mechanical skill, a lot based on lessons taught by my dad that i had thought forgotten. for example, i have repaired our washer, and did have enough common sense to realize that a slight burning smell in our dryer was prelude to a lint fire.
this is also why the statists publicize, poll and survey all of this crap. it is again to break your individual spirit. to convince you of your own powerlessness as a free man or woman. this is why i’m often completely flumoxed at the publication of statist polls and surveys here on this site. it’s all leftist propaganda to some degree and should be shunned.
Here’s a true story. I once had a young woman working for me. One day she was helping me put fresh batteries into some interpretation equipment. She asked, How do these things work? I said, These little units are the receivers, and this unit here is the transmitter. The interpreter speaks into the microphone, the transmitter sends the signal to the receivers, and the people hear what he’s saying though the earpiece. Just like a radio.
She then said, So the interpreter speaks into the microphone and the transmitter converts what he says into another language?
OMG, I guess she watched too much Star Trek or something.
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