This Thanksgiving we should all take time to read the Mayflower Compact

In the minds of Americans the Mayflower Compact should rank right up there with the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.  Unfortunately this document has been all but forgotten by us Americans.  I’m a history fanatic and I never read it before seeing it spread across conservative and libertarian websites which marked the 400th anniversary of the document’s drafting and signing on November 11th.

This Federalist Article describes in detail the importance of that document.  As you can see from this quote that free exercise  of religion was central to the drafting of the Mayflower Compact and the founding of Plymouth Plantation.

We think of the Pilgrims as our forebears, and it is legitimate to do so. But it’s important to remember that the Pilgrims, and the other Puritans who settled New England in the seventeenth century, did not imagine that they were establishing the United States of America. Nothing could have been further from their minds. They were doing something entirely different. They were about the business of establishing a haven where they could enjoy a pure and uncorrupted church.

Religious freedom was at the heart of the Mayflower compact because the pilgrims fled England because of religions persecution which led to a painful exile.

After 11 years of living in increasingly difficult exile in the city of Leiden in the Netherlands, they secured a land patent from the Virginia Company permitting them to establish an English colony where they could practice their faith freely. That was their dream. Across the ocean, they came aboard the Mayflower and made landfall at what is today Cape Cod — outside of the Virginia Company’s jurisdiction, and indeed, outside the jurisdiction of any known government.

Self governance was also at the very heart of Mayflower compact.

This would turn out to be one of the most primal constitutional moments in history, one that established the foundational principle of self-rule that would become the heartbeat of the American republic and its free institutions.

As you can see from this quote from the Text of the Mayflower Compact that Pilgrims were deeply religious individuals who were still loyal to the King of England.  You can also see that they were creating a colony that they would govern themselves.

In the name of God, Amen. We, whose names are underwritten, the loyal subjects of our dread sovereigne Lord, King James, by the grace of God, of Great Britaine, France, and Ireland king, defender of the faith, etc., having undertaken, for the glory of God, and advancement of the Christian faith, and honour of our king and country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the Northerne parts of Virginia, doe, by these presents, solemnly and mutually in the presence of God, and one another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politick,

This next quote is very reminiscent of the Preamble of the United States Constitution.  Self governance and equal protection under the law are spelled out quite clearly.

for our better ordering and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by virtue hereof to enacte, constitute, and frame such just and equall laws, ordinances, acts, constitutions, and offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meete and convenient for the generall good of the Colonie unto which we promise all due submission and obedience.

Thanksgiving Thoughts, They’re Still scared Under the Fedora

As of this writing (10:22 AM EST Wednesday) Twitter is still considering my appeal on being locked out of my account for tweeting the same link that they have in writing repeatedly stated was an error in the five previous appeals (all taking from 1 day to under sixty seconds to resolve) in which they restored me.

Apparently Benfords law is the new New York Post Hunter Biden story.

That’s why I think they’re still scared

Update: I got home around 12:15 AM after work and found an email from 8:16 PM saying once again that they make an “error” and “sincerely apologized for any inconvenience” which I’m sure has as much reality as the previous five times they offered said apology


Upwards of a sixth of the country over 50 million Americans believe that this election was stolen. Being a person familiar with numbers and statistics to some degree I don’t “believe” the election was stolen, I state is as a fact.

There is a reason why you don’t see any statistical experts being rushed before the MSM to defend the results. Numbers people in colleges know what’s happened but dare not speak it for fear of the mob.

That’s why I think they’re still scared.


As of this moment Sydney Powell has not filed her Georgia Lawsuit so I don’t know what evidence she has on the Dominion systems nor do I know the details of Rudy’s case on mail in ballots, (UPDATE: She released the Kraken last night & the PA hearings have details on this) but this piece of news, in my opinion the news that NY Dems have won a veto proof majority in their state senate after the intrepid leadership of Cuomo seems fantastic to say the least.

In fairness as Mr. Barnum noted one should not discount gullibility or stupidity in these situation but those results should raise an eyebrow or two. But given what we’ve seen from Cuomo & the Democrats already people living in New York should be very afraid.


Let’s be fair just because they’re still scared doesn’t mean that they don’t have a strong advantage at this point given the feckless behavior of the GOP but let me note one thing that they shroud be scared of.

The Trump economic boom covered a lot of liberal sins on the state level. When the tax revenues are pouring in you can afford to spend like idiots. Hell the boom is so big that at my own place of work instead of 24-32 hou weeks before Black Friday we’ve had regular overtime this month AND a voluntary Thanksgiving shift added.

If the President team fails to stop the steal the Biden Bust will replace the Trump Boom and then those blue states will have one more problem on their hands.

They should be very afraid.


Finally I had to laugh when I saw this tweet from Donald Trump Jr. concerning the two senate races in Georgia:

I understand the sentiment but if Democrats can openly steal a presidential election in Georgia without, the governor or AG or legislature acting to stop it why on earth do you think conservative Georgians would decide that it’s worth bothering to show up to vote when it’s obvious the Democrats would steal both senate races too?

The left isn’t the only people who should be very afraid.

Applications of Robots in the Plastic Injection Molding Industry

The never-ending increase in demand for more flexible solutions has led to industrial robots being widely used in the plastic industries today. These industrial robots are being used in almost all areas of the production process, including operations related to injection molding.

Below are some of the areas whereby industrial robots can be used to automate the process of injection molding.

Pick-and-Place

One way that industrial robots can be used in automating the injection molding process is by the use of pick-and-place robots. These robots are used to load plastic parts into the machine. They can also be used to place complete end products onto the conveyor belt.

Quality

Injection molding is a repetitive task, and when performed by human employees, it can leave room for discrepancies. Making use of the robots ensure that production is of the highest quality and ensures that products are well formed, cut with precision and that the finished product is well measured with every process.

Productivity

Incorporating robots into the injection molding process provides the manufacturers with the much-needed viable advantage with visible surges in the produced parts’ quality and productivity.

Different robots are used in various areas in the automation of plastic injection molding, they include;

  • 3-Axis Cartesian robot; Due to their high-speed processes, they are usually used for horizontal plastic injection molding machines.
  • 6-Axis Articulated robot; This injection molding robot is usually used for both the vertical and horizontal injection molding machines. They are suitable for floor space or ceiling height constraints as they allow for a larger work envelope
  • 6-Axis Collaborative robot; The 6-axis collaborative robot operates safely alongside human operators, although it cannot compete with the other 6-axis robots in terms of precision and speed.
  • 4-Axis SCARA robot; The SCARA 4-axis robot usually provides a circular work envelope, and it is mainly used for loading and unloading vertical injection molding machines.
  • Side Entry robot; The side-entry robot is best for faster cycles. It is also suitable for areas with space constraints.
  • Sprue Picker robot; The sprue picker is usually used for the removal of sprue. It can also be used for part and runner separation in the automation of plastic injection molding.

Below are some of the areas where these robots can be applied in various production processes.

Machine Tending

One of the most common applications of injection molding robots is the machine tending process. Machine tending is a labor-intensive task that involves the handling of heat-sensitive material being molded. This requires a high level of consistency when handling developed materials. As such, a robot can be used to relieve human operators from this tedious task while also minimizing the risks of being injured.

The use of robotics in machine tending has been attributed to improved production capacity and product consistency. To avoid damages to newly injected molded parts, robots fitted with inflated grippers or vacuum can guarantee careful handling of the elements.

Insert Molding

Inserts are usually metal objects such as; pin, blade, or threaded rod. They are generally put inside the plastic mold either before or after the injection process. The 6-axis robots that are often used to load/unload an injection molding machine, can add these inserts into the molding.

Plastic Over-molding

This process is where two or more separate molded parts are joined together to form one finished product. Plastic over-molding requires different degrees for fast and accurate placement of components. Robots can be used to lift molded parts from the machine and place them onto another device for the over-molding process.

In-mold Labeling

In-mold labeling is a process for decorating or labeling plastic molded parts. It is usually done during the injection molding cycle. Robotics can be used to load pre-printed labels directly into the open plastic injection molds. Tags and decorations are then permanently engraved within the molded parts, hence becoming an essential part of the end product.

Conclusion

As a manufacturer, telling the different types of robots in the market and their applications can go along way in helping you make an informed decision. This article is intended to give you an insight into how the different types of robots are used in injection molding, and the various areas in which they can be applied.

How to Pick the Correct Lighting for Your House

Selecting the most appropriate lighting for various rooms in your home can be difficult. Multiple forms of lightings exist in the market. There are bright, dim, hanging, wall, chandelier, LED lights, and so much more. Visiting a store to shop for your home’s lightings can leave you even more confused if you do not have a proper guide to help you pick the right lightings for various rooms.

With the various lighting technologies present in the market, it would be best for you to understand the various lighting types you can pick from for your home. Also, get to know the different lighting categories, and the different lighting schemes available for all the rooms in your house.

Types of Lighting

They are classified into three. Often, you will spot at least two of the lighting types in a room. However, there are scenarios where you will spot all three types in the same room. Hence, you must understand the use of each type of light in a room.

Ambient lighting

Ambient lighting, used to brighten a room, is the central source of lighting in a house. Anything from overhead fixtures to recessed lighting can qualify as a source of ambient lighting. The number and extent of brightness of the bulbs in the room is highly dependent on the size of the room.

Typically, it is the contractor of your house that will advise you on ambient lighting in your space. Typically, the rooms that will require the most light are the kitchens and the bathrooms.

Task lighting

As the name suggests, task lighting is utilized to provide lighting for particular activities such as reading and applying makeup. Task lighting is never utilized in brightening up a whole room. It is only used in a small area within a place.

Task lights are of various shapes and sizes. They are often attachedon a wall, placed on a desk, or be fixed on a mirror. Moreover, some have rotating abilities, and hence you can twist them to the direction you would like to have them face and the angle you would like to have them to be.  

Accent lighting

They are the most embellishedlighting in a room. They mainly grab and draw attention to something you admirein the house, like a bookshelf, a painting, or the fireplace. These lights make something attractive for all your visitors to appreciate. Chandeliers, sconces, and lamps can be classified under accent lights.  

Lighting Schemes for All Rooms

Now that you know the three lighting types, you can now delve into the various lighting schemes available for all rooms.

Entryway

This is the first spot your visitors get to see in your house. Aim to make it friendly and inviting by mounting a chandelier at the ceiling’s center area. If your home has no tall ceiling, try selecting a lighting fitting thatcommunicates a warm tone. Avoid using task or accent lights.

Living room

The living room is designed for entertainment or resting. Therefore, access to bright light when needed is necessary, but would not desire to have the bright lights every time.

Therefore, floor lamps, sconces, and table lamps are the most appropriate. Dimmer switches are also ideal, making it easy to switch on the bright light and dim it any time you want.

Dining room

A bright enough light is necessary for eating and conversing at the dining table comfortably. Try using a chandelier by placing it directly at the center of the dining room table. Pendant lights can also do a great job of lighting the dining room area if you do not fancy a chandelier.

Kitchen

It can be tricky picking the right lighting fixtures to use since some areas require too much lighting whereas others just need dimmer lighting. If your kitchen has an extensivesink, an open bar, and an attractive kitchen island, pendant lights would be appropriate. Pendant lights are functional and stylish at the same time. 

Bedroom

Warm lighting is necessary for a bedroom. You will want to have task lights by your bedsides, which will help you read as you relax in bed. Also, you can install a dimmer switch to provide brighter lights when essential.  

Bathroom

Light is necessary for the bathroom. You can use sconces and the bright LED lights overheadthe bathroom mirrors. Ensure you install the lights close to face height to optimize their use.  

Conclusion

A great deal of time and effort goes into selecting the most appropriate lights for your space. However, knowledge of the various lighting and lighting schemes for all rooms will make it easy for you to pick the right lighting systems for your space in the shortest time possible.