The Revolution Begins

Posted: 20th April 2016 by maxtmon in Uncategorized

BREAKING NEWS: Seventy-Two Killed Resisting Gun Confiscation In Maryland.
National Guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed by elements of a Para-military extremist faction. Military and law enforcement sources estimate that 72 were killed and more than 200 injured before government forces were compelled to withdraw.
Speaking after the clash, Massachusetts Governor Thomas Gage declared that the extremist faction, which was made up of local citizens, has links to the radical right-wing tax protest movement.
Gage blamed the extremists for recent incidents of vandalism directed against internal revenue offices. The governor, who described the group’s organizers as “criminals,” issued an executive order authorizing the summary arrest of any individual who has interfered with the government’s efforts to secure law and order.
The military raid on the extremist arsenal followed wide-spread refusal by the local citizenry to turn over recently outlawed assault weapons.
Gage issued a ban on military-style assault weapons and ammunition earlier in the week. This decision followed a meeting in early this month between government and military leaders at which the governor authorized the forcible confiscation of illegal arms.
One government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, pointed out that “none of these people would have been killed had the extremists obeyed the law and turned over their weapons voluntarily.”
Government troops initially succeeded in confiscating a large supply of outlawed weapons and ammunition. However, troops attempting to seize arms and ammunition in Lexington met with resistance from heavily-armed extremists who had been tipped off regarding the government’s plans.
During a tense standoff in the Lexington town park, National Guard Colonel Francis Smith, commander of the government operation, ordered the armed group to surrender and return to their homes. The impasse was broken by a single shot, which was reportedly fired by one of the right-wing extremists.
Eight civilians were killed in the ensuing exchange.

Ironically, the local citizenry blamed government forces rather than the extremists for the civilian deaths. Before order could be restored, armed citizens from surrounding areas had descended upon the guard units. Colonel Smith, finding his forces over matched by the armed mob, ordered a retreat.

Governor Gage has called upon citizens to support the state/national joint task force in its effort to restore law and order. The governor also demanded the surrender of those responsible for planning and leading the attack against the government troops.

Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, and John Hancock, who have been identified as “ringleaders” of the extremist faction, remain at large.

And this fellow Americans, is how the American Revolution began, April 19, 1775.

It Couldn’t Be Done – by Edgar Albert Guest

Posted: 22nd February 2016 by maxtmon in Readings
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It Couldn’t Be Done

Somebody said that it couldn’t be done
      But he with a chuckle replied
That “maybe it couldn’t,” bedgar-albert-guestut he would be one
      Who wouldn’t say so till he’d tried.
So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin
      On his face. If he worried he hid it.
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
      That couldn’t be done, and he did it!

Somebody scoffed: “Oh, you’ll never do that;
      At least no one ever has done it;”
But he took off his coat and he took off his hat
      And the first thing we knew he’d begun it.
With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin,
      Without any doubting or quiddit,
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
      That couldn’t be done, and he did it.

There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done,
      There are thousands to prophesy failure,
There are thousands to point out to you one by one,
      The dangers that wait to assail you.
But just buckle in with a bit of a grin,
      Just take off your coat and go to it;
Just start in to sing as you tackle the thing
      That “cannot be done,” and you’ll do it.


Posted: 22nd December 2015 by maxtmon in OUTDOOR
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Morning sunrise captured via time lapse, edited with iMovie and uploaded from an iPhone 6 Plus.

No Gears, No Go

Posted: 4th August 2015 by maxtmon in OUTDOOR
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Those of us whose work takes us on rough county and lease roads know one thing; we take a beating to our body and especially our trucks. Eventually, something breaks, and of course its usually something odd, or inconvenient to repair.

Well here’s a short video of an odd break I had the other day. My assessment is a build up of mud worked its way between the gear selector cable, and the range select lever. This eventually caused the cable to “pop” off the lever, leaving the vehicle stuck in the drive.

It was an easy fix as seen in the video. But it dawned on me how easy it is to purposefully cause a vehicle to be stranded.

Anyone else had an experience similar to this, if so lets hear about it.Max

Lego Photographer Captures Perspective

Posted: 16th February 2015 by maxtmon in Photo

Get Ready to Use Your Brain! #EF2015

Posted: 16th February 2015 by maxtmon in Music
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@GoogleFact – “ Music is one of the few activities in life that utilizes the entire brain.”

Edgefest 2015 – April 25th (Sat) in Frisco TX at Toyota Stadium (map) .

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Edgefest 2015 - Toyota Stadium - Apr 25th






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Edgefest 2015

Posted: 13th February 2015 by maxtmon in Music, Uncategorized

Start following the bands of #edgefest2015 in Frisco TX @ToyotaStadiumTX #dallas #fb

Edgefest 2015 Band Lineup – Twitter List edgefest2015