Saturday, November 19, 2016

Washing machines, even then don't be an Ostrich....

No, No, No...  This isn't about the other Ostrich post I made...  Not even close actually.  But, come to think of it, it does follow along the same lines in that people in power told me it would be BIG money to fix / repair / replace, and I believed them and truly thought so myself..

Turns out wasn't really, yet I suffered immensely long because didn't know any better (sounds familiar at all, Ostrich?)....  Everything happens for a reason...
TORX thing, plus area where sound came from

Now, this picture to the right is a sneak peak into the future.

Before I go further into this sordid tale, please bear with me while I explain the Ostrich part, and my reasons for investigating and digging deeper (do this whenever someone of authority (doctor, veterenarian, auto mechanic, etc) tells you bad news, do your own research)....

Based on the advice and expert opinions I received, everything pointed to this being a problem that could not be fixed without serious expense.  The great people in Oregon (small business?) that we call in the U.S. for technical support said there was nothing that could be done on their end when I explained all the symptoms.  The symptoms were a large racket being made, there was a steady clicking sound, almost like something being stuck inside, vibration of "click" felt emanating from center of drum in the rear (insert "joke"), the racket starting around the time I washed a bunch of little magnets, and am sure there was one or two other things.  It's possible I tainted their analysis by mentioning those magnets.

These people then gave me a number for some local people that came out to take a look at it.  These people were very knowledgeable.  They looked, poked, prodded, turned, squeezed, you name it they did it.  Then they looked at me and essentially shrugged their shoulders saying nothing can do, just deal with it and leave for couple hours when start up the machine...  Well...  That would be OK if didn't have cats.  Plus something else nagged at me....

The cats went berserk during the spin cycles when the noise was bone crushing loud.  Truthfully I went a little berserk also....

After everyone said nothing could be done (sound familiar yet, Ostrich?), I decided that to at least try and fix it.  The reasons for this were two fold....  The price to replace the machine (a new one) would be about twelve hundred dollars ($1200.00)...  Secondly, from my last conversation with the technical support people, their time to pull the drum out is about four hours.  So, double that (pull out and push in) and add another four hours for not knowing what am doing, that brings me to paying myself a hundred dollars an hour, if I were to fix it, and it took me that long..  That's a good payback.

Picture for hardware store
I snapped this picture (same as above) so can get the proper tool from the hardware store, but it holds clues into the mystery of the loud noise.  Now is the story of fixing the loud noise that shook me to the core (and the cats too) every time did laundry....  My ear still hurts now and then when I think about it.

My first order of business is to get tools....  Tools are great!  Tools make me great!  I live in America!  Tools made in America make me great!  You get it, tools are awesome.  And, none of that cheap stuff for this, after all, $1200.00 is on the line.

Did a quick search on Google maps (sometimes I trust it) and found couple tool stores in the area.  Could've gone to Home Depot / Lowes, but wanted to find a little mom and pop store first to see if they have this, as it's a standard thing (just had a feeling about the standard thing part).

Walked into the store and it felt really good to be in here.  It is a place like what envision a true mom and pop store is.  The walls were lined with various tools, tool belts, just all sort of things, the aisles were narrow, boxes on the floor, it seemed like organized chaos with an eye to stocking most anything someone would want.  Walked up to the counter, showed them the above picture, and they handed me the TORX bits, that are coincidentally Made in America.  The company is called Lisle, and here is the product web page.

Walked out already making plans for Saturday, but also salivating at the Thai restaurant that is in the same shopping plaza.  Asked the younger guy, his son?, what a good place for lunch was, and he recommended the Thai place, and I wasn't disappointed.  Very tasty and very happy!  Not the best have had though certainly was good.

Top of the drum
Instead of starting this on Saturday, couldn't hold out any longer and started it Friday night, with the intention to at least get everything disconnected that night.

The first step was to remove the top.  There are two screws on the back side, at the top, which holds the top in place, then had to slide it backwards as there are tabs in the front which hold it down.

Now, without a clue to start with, I started removing the soap dispenser, top left big blocky white thing in the photo.  I took the two screws out of the front

Detergent dispenser
You'll notice that the dispensor is discolored in the middle.  It was that way when bought the washer, along with other discoloration that have seen elsewhere.  This is due to water in California where the prior owner camped for a few years for his job (construction at the time I believe).  As I use reverse osmosis water for everything that discoloration seems to be going away, slowly, but still away.

Now, without any further instructions I started fumbling around in here.  In the bottom center of the photo is a maroon looking round thing.  There'a a hose (vacuum?) that leave here and goes down into the bowels someplace.  I removed this round thing from side of the machine, then removed the wiring harndess.

Bottom "guts"
Next up was starting to remove the soap dispenser and related stuff but had no idea what was doing.  Started to pry, pull, prod, push, all to no avail.  Started removing the hose connectors, on the back, removed one screw then noticed, while prying it out, that there are tabs on the inside also.  I shelved this for the moment and decided to flip it on it's side to remove the underneath stuff, such as the motor, hoses, etc.

There are four screws on the bottom that holds some sort of plate in place.  Once removed those was greeted with this image.  At this point I essentially have to unhook all of this stuff.  And, started with the motor.

Motor wiring harness
Unhooked the connector wire on the motor, as well as a ground wire of sorts.

Then started removing bolts from the motor.  Looking at the picture I expected four bolts, two on the front, two on the rear.  Was pleasantly surprised that there are only two bolts instead of four.  The two connections around middle of the drum are only slip on, which was a relief.

Motor and belt
After finding a socket that fit over the bolt, removed the first one, then turned the drum to validate it still clicks.  At this point decide to remove the belt on the off chance the belt tension.  This was easier than expected as all had to do was pull the belt slightly towards the back (to me), and turn the wheel, making sure to always keep tension on the belt, till it reaches the half way point (apex, or top), in which case it came off right away.

I then spun the wheel again, and to my surprise and amazement, no click....  At this point am a little dumb founded.

Spun the wheel again, no clicking...

Put belt back on, clicking resumed..

Took belt off and clicking stopped..


At this point am still thinking need to take it apart due to the bearings.  I say this as the bolt on the back appears to be tight and not loose at all.  However, as kept investigating determined this wasn't the case as am able to "shake" the wheel up and down by moving it up and down, not rapidly, just moving it.  Though it didn't move much, and couldn't even see it move per se, could feel it.shift as move up or down, and in only a certain position.

While I would've really have liked to take the bolt off itself though was scared to take it out in case it connected to the drum itself.  I used the TORX T40 bit, attached to my 3/8" ratchet, with an extension, held the wheel and tightened it.  It was actually loose in that when started to tighten moved it right away.  Think just hit the JACKPOT.  Just looking at it there didn't appear to be a gap, until examined the picture close up afterwards, such as below.

Close up of "wheel" and TORX bolt

If look very closely at the picture, can see two little bits of space in the plastic.  In that area there's some black / dark brown "stuff" (shavings??), but then can barely make out a gap.  The "wheel" also looks a little off center, even with the icky camera angle.

After determined this, added a little extra tightness to the bolt (maybe too tight?) and put everything back together, spinning the drum / wheel now and then to make sure everything is still working good.

For reference, I have a Splendide 7100XC washer/dryer combo.  Model number is WDC7100XC.

In a nutshell, instead of believing what I was told, I set out to do it myself, or acquiesce to their brilliance and buy a new washer/dryer.  I then found the root cause of the problem, which was a loose TORX bolt.  I spent about an hour on this.  If choose to break it out and figure out the hourly wage, counting $27 for the TORX set (+ tax), and counting a flat rate of $1200 for a new washer/dryer (not including tax), I "paid" myself about $1,163.00 an hour for the actual labor part.  If add, say, 3 hours, to that number for research, asking questions, etc., that gives me an hourly wage of ~$300.00 (1200 / 4), with all prior assumptions.  Not a bad day at all.

As a note, the $1200 price tag for a new washer is only an estimate, doesn't include shipping (freight) nor does it include taxes, installation, or any of the like.

The aftermath...  Quiet as a church mouse during Sunday service!  Totally delighted!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

First ride on Beemer

Technically the second, but this was the first real ride, and probably one of the last times that I'll truly trust Google Maps 100%.....  For it led me down a path fraught with loose sand.  It all ended on a good note, as have cat pictures to share!

The ride started off innocently enough.  Just before leaving, plugged my destination into Waze, which is another pseudo Google product.  I say pseudo as Google maps sometimes lists waze user updates as part of the navigation experience when using Google Maps as your GPS.  However, Waze closed down on me, not once, but twice.  It normally closes down once, which then restart, but once it closed down a second time switched to Google maps.

When I did switch, this is similar to the route I had (using random start address).

.However, when I turned into the gas station, the road to the stoplight was closed due to paving.  Not a big deal I thought as had recalled seeing an alternative road  if I headed south again, which is essentially the route shown above.

So, I went south a couple miles, pulled over, and opened up Google maps...Much to my chagrin it didn't give me the route I expected, it gave me the following, so I went with it, mistakenly.
Courtesy of Google Maps (on the phone, replicated on PC)

Doesn't look too bad, right?? right??  RIGHT?!?!?!?!

Well, wrong-o-podo......

This still gets me worked up, even though made it out of there safely and in one piece.  Did I mention a "Thank You" for this "experience" to Google Maps (insert passive aggressiveness here)

Well, turns out I rode past the two brothels in town, pictured below.  After these two establishments the paved road ended..  At this point I was questioning the almighty Google, but still had faith, though this faith didn't last long.

The initial road, right after the pavement ended was hard packed gravel stuff with bits of sand patches here and there.  Not bad I thought, somewhat fun it seems.  And it was for a little while, but the hard packed stuff gave way to softer stuff, then even more softer stuff, until finally loooong stretches of sand.  Loose sand where you sink into, like fine powdery snow, but nothing like snow, think sand dunes type sand.

This soft squishy sand had a benefit..  When I was tossed from the bike, twice, it was nice and soft to land on.  I knew picked out the Scott's jacket for a reason.  I can't find the link on the web, though this was given to me by a very dear friend from Tacoma, WA.  I feel somewhat bad about getting it all covered in sand and who knows what, but am sure he'll understand..  I hope anyways...

As the hard packed gravel gave way to the long stretches of squishy sand, it was difficult to maintain speed, which I tried to.  As i found out the sand reacts in mysterious and unpredictable ways.

I made mistakes and probably didn't learn all the lessons I needed to learn about sand riding, but it was still quite the learning experience.  My main problem was going too fast, even though was only doing about 15 miles an hour, or less.  Should have downshifted into first and kept the rpm's somewhat low, while still maintaining enough speed to keep from sinking in too deep.

At this point I was very happy to have somewhat aggressive off road / street tires, such as this Metzeler one that came with it.  Metzeler is among the best tires out there (for wet riding at least), and always highly rated from what I know.  Originally researched them for when lived in Seattle area full time, and they're particularly great in wet weather!  Grippy as all get out.

Back to the "road"..  For a long stretch it was all sand, but then started alternating a little from some gravelly area to hard packed sand, then back to that soft squishy sand.  There was one stretch that I passed through, where it was straight as an arrow, and hard pack / gravel for about 1/3 to 1/2 a mile.  That was pure heaven.

It just so happened, on this stretch, couple dune buggies came blowing through there, hot footing it to who knows where.  I kinda envied them in a way, with four wheels in sand, sooo much more stable.  The ruts is what got me, and the sand moving every which way.

After the two drops, and ejections, and a good 30-60 minutes (time was a weird thing), finally made it to hard pack, then the asphalt road!!!  At this point I just opened up the throttle, trying to make up for lost time.  Felt really good to be back on the road.  But, there was this Escapade looking SUV type thing that came up behind me, and just stayed behind me till I turned off, not tailgating, but kept a respectable distance.

I did lose that SUV though when we got to the twisties, but it caught back up with me...  Now, think I took the twisties a bit too fast, for I leaned the bike over pretty strongly, without a care in the world.  I downshifted, goosed the throttle, downshifted again, goosed it again, and my, was it wonderfully pleasing!

Here is where the twisties were, not long twisties, but was the right amount at the right time.  On one side of the road it falls off and there wasn't much in the way of a guardrail.

After these twisties it was a pretty straight shot to the China Ranch Date Farm. In the map below, if scroll up a little will see additional twisties.  This longish road was mostly all loose gravel, going around some hairpin turns.  Had to take it slow and easy and was in first gear most of the time.

While here, had a date shake, along with a chocolate chip date cookie, and also met my RV park neighbors, and friends, that have met in years past.  They were out for a stroll and they were also right behind me in the park, hence the neighbor things.

Return trip was uneventful.  Left and followed the road (like normal cars do) all the way back.  Did leave the GPS (Google Maps) completely off as didn't want it to mistakenly guide me down an unknown path yet again.

As promised, cat picture, on a leash....  Good kitty, good kitty.
Additional bonus:
Pahrump sunset

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Two fer me

Aaaaah, it is after a long search I can finally post this...  It's a relief, and not anything remotely political, except desire to vote!!!!!!

But first.  The middle one is mine, all the rest aren't.

BEER, plus a qlemonade, middle one is MINE!

I was just in Las Vegas, then Saturday drove up to Merced, CA. (covered below), and then drove to Pahrump, NV to vote!  On the way to Pahrump decided wanted to go through Death Valley.  It was a very interesting trip, but added an extra 2-3 hours to the day.  It wasn't so much extra mileage, but, well, hills...  Them thar hills...  Chug up the hills and crawl down the hills.  It was a nice trip though.

Spent Saturday night at a Walmart in Bakersfield, CA.  In the morning, about an hour or so after leaving Bakersfield, remembered about this brewery I went to several years ago and that I'd pass near there.  As you know, I have an edict to get as many local craft brews as possible in my journey.  So, while I still had cell phone service (lost it couple times), and while rememberd the brewery, found the brewery and plugged it into the GPS, and off I went.

Arrived at the brewery a little after it opened and the lady who was there helped me choose which beers.  I chose the higher alcohol content ones, so they'll last the journey.  The only caveat is the I.P.A., which is about 9.5% alcohol.  Have been told that the hoppy characteristics fade after time.  When I brought this up to the lady (vaguely remember someone like her last time) she said that the spring water they use would keep the hoppy characteristics..  Well, who am I to argue with a lady so took her at her word.  Am sure I'll find out if it keeps.

I traveled again primarily so could go vote, and also planned it to go check out a motorcycle, which is a 2003 BMW F 650 GS.  Wound up driving 455 miles, or so, to Merced, CA., from Las Vegas, NV., to see this.  I then drove about 440 miles (if took the highway) from Merced, CA. to Pahrump, NV.  All in all it was a long trip, and I contributed to the California economy by buying about 38 gallons of diesel fuel.  One of the highlights was meeting a very nice indian gas station shop keeper, along with an older native american patron.

When people first told me that the best experiences they had while RV'ing was to meet people, thought they were crazy.  Well, it turns out that is the case.  On the other hand, also meet some bungholes now and then..

The guy I met that was selling this motorcycle seems like an honest and good natured guy.  He had the bike for a year, hardly rode it (~600 miles), and wanted it to go to a good home.  According to him, the bike has been down to Central / South America, as well as some places around Merced.  It currently has ~24,000 miles on it, which is young for a BMW engine, as well as having had oil change and maintenance done at a dealer recently.  He gave me a copy of the pre-buy inspection that was done when he bought it and everything seemed legit and on par.

On the bike did notice some bird droppings as well as couple scuff marks on the plastic.  There is also some rust, primarily around bolts and such.  This rust is generally a sign of being kept outside uncovered, so nothing overly alarming to me.  Am not looking for a show bike.  Others can have that.  Wiggled and wobbled and prodded stuff, couldn't find anything wrong.  I even rubbed engine oil between my fingers (saw in movies) and smelled it.  Smelled normal from as far as could tell.

I wound up making an offer, which he thought about for a few seconds before accepting, and then we preceded to fill out the paperwork (title, bill of sale, etc), and the like.  Then came the interesting part of loading it on the back..

BMW and Scooter

As can be seen, they barely fit together.  The handlebar brush guard on the BMW interferes with my sideview mirror on the scooter.  The toolbox also is a bit too far back and not sure what will do to resolve that, but that'll come in time and will document further as time goes on.

Will update after have ridden it.  I don't pre-drive anything, and such is the case with this.

Friday, November 4, 2016

I was an Ostrich, not anymore

Meaning, I used to have my head in the sand and paid attention to the mainstream media, and not anymore!  But first a quote...

To anger a conservative, lie to him.
To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.
-Teddy Roosevelt

This is not meant to be a political post, though some (a lot?) might get offended. Read at your own risk and please don't shoot the messenger.  I am also feeling fine, no mental issues, no weapons of mass, or personal, destruction, no heart attack risk, no underage pictures, no poisoned food, and all three cats are doing fine.

I am NOT a Republican, I am NOT a Democrat, I am an INDEPENDENT voter, and I strive to learn as much of the truth as possible.  This is so I can vote with my conscience intact.  To do this have had to search alternative media, and even then, sometimes the alternative media is clearly super biased in favor of one candidate or another.

Am not saying everything I write below is the truth, far from it, but it adds a lot of doubt in my mind to how good one of the candidates are.  However, if even a small portion is true then that candidate still isn't worthy of my vote.

At this point, I am proud to state that:

I am not voting for Hillary Clinton
Nor am I a "Trumper"
I want the best President for the United States
Be it male, female, native american, white, pink, blue, purple...
I really want a female president, just not sHillary

Am still not overly sure who my vote is going towards, maybe Trump, maybe Jill Stein, maybe someone else.  Will figure it out Tuesday morning at the polls.  I've voted Democrat, Republican, and third party in the past.

Below is why I am not voting Hillary.  Please at least skim the bulleted list.

Most of this is credit to r/The_Donald, who, despite attempts at censorship (by Reddit itself, CTR, and others) are still getting information out.  Granted, they are very biased themselves, but better than the mainstream media (more about them later).  Credit also to this website, which visited while writing this.

A very honorable mention to WikiLeaks!!  Despite Assange having his internet privileges cut off (questionably I might add), the information is still getting out.
  • In no particular order
  • Plans to support TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership)..  BAD BAD BAD
    • very secretive trade deal
    • Corporations can sue governments for impinging on profits
    • Allows more H1B visa workers into the U.S.
    • Many other reasons am against this
    • Wikileaks has released drafts in the past
  • Collusion with mainstream media
  • Censorship by online media (Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, and others)
    • Censoring positive news about Trump
    • Having an overly pro Hillary stance
    • Deletion of pro Trump content
    • Obscuring pro Trump content
    • None of it is fair (in my opinion)
    • Algorithms changed to suppress pro Trump content (Reddit specifically)
    • This is a big one for me.  Anytime things are censored such as this, that just breeds ill will and stinks of many other things.  It would be one thing if they allowed mostly equal discussion but they don't seem to want that at all
  • A public, then a very different private, position on policies
  • Hillary Campaign wants unaware citizens
  • This website detailing a 100 (of thousands) important items from WikiLeaks leaked emails
  • Hillary and/or campaign accepted money from known state sponsors of terrorism
  • People were paid to incite violence at Trump rallies
  • Hillary mocks Catholics, latinos, blacks, muslims, gays, and others
  • Hillary, and/or staff, deleted incriminating emails (obstruction of justice?) on or around time of subpeonas
  • Weapons sales to countries (Morocco), where we normally wouldn't sell weapons to, after Clinton Foundation received $12 million (shady to me) or more
  • Clinton Foundation itself......
    • Currently under investigation by the IRS
  • Hillary herself bragged (on audio tape) about influencing the Palestine election
    • If she can assist with that there, what about here?
  • Attempt to coerce the FBI into declassifying emails in exchange for loosening of some rules
  • Follow the money with arms sales (Qatar, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, etc)
  • Hillary received some debate questions ahead of debate
    • Donna Brazille caught giving advance notification of questions
    • Donna Brazille no longer affiliated with CNN
  • RIGGED MEDIA POLLING, skewing numbers towards Hillary via sampling (and other means?)
  • U.S. Intelligence, and classified information, is sent via unsecure means and non-government (private) emails, such as Yahoo!
  • Hillary accepted foreign money for use in her presidential campaign
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Germany
    • George Soros
    • others too am sure
  • FBI affirms a "shadow government" is likely protecting Hillary
  • Health issues not properly addressed (to my satisfaction)
    • Collapsing (I've had pneumonia and she didn't from what can tell (am not medical doctor))
    • Needs podium for speaking (per emails)
    • Not many rallies, lack of energy / other health related issues? (speculation from me)
    • Memory loss.....  Not remembering things during FBI questioning, among others
  • Campaign admits to using, or generating, Propaganda...
  • Rally attendance is dismal, some were cancelled
  • Hillary allowed Russia to purchase (through UraniumOne) 20% of our uranium
    • after substantial donations to Clinton foundation, and Bill's "speaking fees"
  • Potential Sexual harassment is covered up within the Clinton Campaign
    • Not to mention Bill's accusers
    • There are cases where Hillary defended people reported to have sexually abused others
  • Why does she need a private e-mail server??????  Anything else she could be hiding?
  • Potential insider trading is hinted at by WikiLeaks emails
  • Major foreign policy missteps / disasters
    • middle east
    • Benghazi
  • Coordination with SuperPACS (illegal?)
  • Insiders admit Hillary and Bill "lie a lot" and "have the worst judgement"
  • Insiders also admit to a "character problem"
  • Hillary steals furniture, silverware, etc from White House and the State Department
    • If she takes furniture, even after returning it, this just doesn't bode well with me
  • Tim Kaine picked as VP in 2015
  • Hillary's campaign uses dead Americans for a "bit of moral outrage"
  • Campaign assisting with fake Anti-Trump protests
  • George Soros's connection with potential voting fraud
    • As well as electronic voting machines in 16 states
    • He's a very big Hillary campaign donor
  • An ordinary person explaining why he switched away from Hillary (many others too)
  • List of major papers that support Hillary, when in the past they've (almost) always supported Republican
  • Former Republican presidents pledging support to Hillary (strange?)
  • DOJ collusion with Clinton campaign
  • Investigator on reopened investigation into Hillary e-mails is close friend of her Chief of Staff
  • There are links between Comey (FBI) and Hillary and law firms and brothers, etc., or there were. Tangled web, very tangled
  • NYPD investigating Hillary's campgaign, found disturbing stuff
  • There is talk that emails came from Insiders rather than the Russians
  • Mysterious "explained" deaths associated with the Clinton's
  • "Convenient" news stories (i.e. burning churches, groping) to paint opponent in negative light when none prior
  • "Convenient" allegations against main opponent
  • No seemingly short, or long, term roadmap, other than winning election and being first female president (big yes, but.....)
  • Big Pharma ties, good size donations to her campaign
  • Hillary is against legalizing marijuana
  • Carelessly handling classified information, again
  • Seems to be a war monger, trading barbs back and forth with Russia
    • One of her SuperPAC's aired ads encouraging women to sign up for draft
  • Deaths of three WikiLeaks staff members within the past six months
    • Two lawyers and Julian's "right hand man"
  • Seems like it'll be "Government as usual" and the US isn't doing too well
  • Parties in DOJ are colluding with Hillary's campaign
  • Hillary wants to enact "draconian" gun control, similar to the UK, from what I've read
  • How have the Clinton's exactly achieved a net worth in excess of $150 million
    • There was a book deal for Hillary
    • Then "speaking fees" for Bill
    • How else have they made money???
  • Why did Hillary stay with Bill for so long after Monica and the others?  Most women would've left I assume, strange
  • Reports that Hillary is linked to child traffickers (loosely?) from Haiti, or thereabouts
  • Bill took flights on a convicted child molesters private plane, with underage models on board
    • Many other mentions of pedophelia in WikiLeaks e-mails
  • President Obama lied about not knowing about Hillary's "secret" email server
  • Some Trump accusers were paid $500K to accuse trump of misconduct
  • Homeland Security Chairman, Michael McCaul, says Hillary committed Treason
  • Immunity deals are being pulled for those that lied in reference to Hillary's FBI investigation
    • Am assuming this is a result of WikiLeaks email dumps recently
  • Podesta going to a "spirit cooking" dinner?  Am into woowoo stuff, but this is strange...
  • George Noory, host of Coast to Coast AM, who doesn't vote so he can report it as he sees it, once said that he wasn't going to mention anything about Hillary as "his mother told him, if don't have anything nice to say about someone...."

As you can see, from what I have read, there is a lot of speculation. Am unsure if it's all true though where there's smoke, there's fire.  Here are my sources again: r/The_Donald, this websiteWikiLeaks

Now, while Trump isn't perfect, he's not a politician (and not convinced I'll vote for him).  He is brash, unpredictable, and full of himself, but he's passionate about the country, and about the people.  I only bring up the following as an example for what Hillary could do to possibly change part of my opinion about her and her overall policies.

Trump recently published a guideline for his first 100 days in office when he spoke at Gettysburg.  While I don't agree with everything, a lot of it is much needed!  Have included some of it below.

Day one activities:
  1. propose a Constitutional Amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress;
  2. a hiring freeze on all federal employees to reduce federal workforce through attrition (exempting military, public safety, and public health);
  3. a requirement that for every new federal regulation, two existing regulations must be eliminated;
  4. a 5 year-ban on White House and Congressional officials becoming lobbyists after they leave government service;
  5. a lifetime ban on White House officials lobbying on behalf of a foreign government;
  6. a complete ban on foreign lobbyists raising money for American elections.

Trump will also begin the following:

    1. FIRST, I will announce my intention to renegotiate NAFTA or withdraw from the deal under Article 2205
    2. SECOND, I will announce our withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership
    3. THIRD, I will direct my Secretary of the Treasury to label China a currency manipulator
    4. FOURTH, I will direct the Secretary of Commerce and U.S. Trade Representative to identify all foreign trading abuses that unfairly impact American workers and direct them to use every tool under American and international law to end those abuses immediately
    5. FIFTH, I will lift the restrictions on the production of $50 trillion dollars’ worth of job-producing American energy reserves, including shale, oil, natural gas and clean coal.
    6. SIXTH, lift the Obama-Clinton roadblocks and allow vital energy infrastructure projects, like the Keystone Pipeline, to move forward
    7. SEVENTH, cancel billions in payments to U.N. climate change programs and use the money to fix America’s water and environmental infrastructure
              Can read his whole contract with the American voter on his website.

              Trump recently mentioned that he'll abolish, or remove, Federal Marijuana laws, letting the states decide.

              Now it's time to help make America a better place by placing your vote on November 8th, for the candidate of your choice!  Remember, it's you who decides who to vote for, not the establishment or party you most associate with.

              P.S.  I've conveniently left out most of the hot button topics, such as abortion, religion, and the like, as that's what the two parties use to divide us.   We need to be united in this election, no matter the outcome.  It'll drag on for at least a month after the election as the lawyers battle out "the will of the people".

              P.P.S. I've chosen not to link directly to where I got the information (with a few exceptions) as am sure people can find it themselves.  WikiLeaks, and Reddit, are my two major sources, and Reddit primarily gets it from WikiLeaks, among other sources.  This will allow you to read the most current chatter.