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Hanging out in Kansas City at the company yard waiting for the next load, which should be coming sometime tomorrow.

About to head on towards Kansas City.

Dinner

Stopped here for the night on my way to Kansas City.

Picking up the next load here.

Ate lunch here. Good food, reasonable price, friendly people.

Waiting for uploading appointment.

Stopped for a quick break.

Filling trailer up with fuel before heading on towards Corinne, Utha.

Stopped for the night here. The sun is going down, air cooled off, enjoying my $15 bag chair.

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New Video/Audio Podcast Player…

Here’s my new podcast player that will play both audio and video:

Pauchy Man Mudflap Sillouette…

We’ve all seen the trucks with the chrome sillouette of a shapely woman — it’s been around for many years.

Well, there IS something new under the sun. Try the Pauchy Man Mudflap sillouette — that’s right. Here it is:

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1984?

This very interesting video was sent to me by a friend. This video was NOT put out by the Obama campaign. Nonetheless it’s still extremely creative — much more interesting and creative than any ad I’ve seen on TV in years.

Telephones Are The Pitts…

Telephones can be great, but they can also be extremely annoying when they ring at the wrong time. It’s enough to make me want to simply turn the ringer off and leave it off !!!!!

Great Global Warming Swindle…

An Observation…

Conscience is the true delight of the soul.

Roy Masters Is Now Podcasting…

I’m pleased to report that Roy Masters has now entered the world of podcasting. You can find and subscribe to Roy’s podcast at:

http://feeds.feedburner.com/adviceline

Simply copy and paste the above link into your podcast aggregator, such as Juice or iTunes.

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Apple has long had the problem of catering too much to drooling geeks who have a tendency to think too much of themselves. Apple makes good stuff, but they tend to market it to people who want to wear it like a type of geek status symbol. I’ve said before if Apple wanted to maximize […]

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The Copyright Royalty Board is attempting to destroy the online broadcasting business. This article describes the absurd rate increases that are being imposed on online broadcasters.

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