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How to protect food from animals when camping (HowCast)
How to protect food from animals when camping (HowCast)

The best tip was don’t keep food in your tent, “or it and you might be the next meal.” Keeping your food away from you and away from animals is big deal.

Leeds project fair: Student business project building markets in Botswana
Leeds project fair: Student business project building markets in Botswana

Jim Marlatt, senior instructor at Colorado Leeds school of business, discusses a student project in Botswana to develop a nutrition bar working with an international food company that would sell goods made in Botswana, made by people in Botswana, that people in Botswana can afford.

Colorado Leeds CESR Program: Why Talk About Values in Business?
Colorado Leeds CESR Program: Why Talk About Values in Business?

Donna Sockell, director of the Curriculum Emphasis on Social Responsibility, discusses the program, the kinds of businesses students want to run, and the kind of business leaders they want to be. Something for all of us to think about.

NAHETS heavy equipment profile: Wheel Loader
NAHETS heavy equipment profile: Wheel Loader

The wheel loader can hold up to 38 tons, the weight of 12 full size pickup trucks. It digs, transporting material, spreads dirt, and loads trucks.

NAHETS heavy equipment profile: Scraper
NAHETS heavy equipment profile: Scraper

The Scraper has a shovel so big it needs 6 wheels and a massive engine to keep it off the ground and moving. Used in large earth moving projects, sometimes so large a bull dozer will push from behind!

NAHETS heavy equipment profile: Motor Grader
NAHETS heavy equipment profile: Motor Grader

Has a large blade in the middle called the mulboard. The first Grader was invented in 1875 and pulled by horses. Used for spreading, fine grading, and earth moving.

NAHETS heavy equipment profile: Excavator
NAHETS heavy equipment profile: Excavator

Used for ditching, trenching, and digging. It is able to dig a whole more than 38 feet deep.

NAHETS heavy equipment profile:  30 Ton Rough Terrain Crane
NAHETS heavy equipment profile: 30 Ton Rough Terrain Crane

Cranes are vital where heavy materials are handled constantly and need to be lifted and lowered with pinpoint accuracy.

NAHETS heavy equipment profile: Backhoe Loader
NAHETS heavy equipment profile: Backhoe Loader

The backhoe is like the Swiss Army Knife of construction equipment. Used for digging, ditching, loading trucks, transporting dirt, and excavating.

NAHETS heavy equipment profile: Compactor / Roller
NAHETS heavy equipment profile: Compactor / Roller

Used to create a more stable building surface. It vibrates as it moves forward smoothing the ground as it goes.

NAHETS heavy equipment profile: Rough Terrain Fork Lift ats
NAHETS heavy equipment profile: Rough Terrain Fork Lift ats

An essential part of a building construction site. Large models can easily lift a load equal to that of a pickup truck and hoist it the top of a 4-story building.

NAHETS heavy equipment profile: Dump Truck
NAHETS heavy equipment profile: Dump Truck

One of the first things on a job site. It’s transporting and dumping capabilities are invaluable.

NAHETS heavy equipment profile: Bulldozer
NAHETS heavy equipment profile: Bulldozer

Originally designed as a tractor for pulling trees, the blade was added and now it is used for ripping, back-filling, spreading dirt, and towing equipment (or pushing equipment like the scraper )

NAHETS heavy equipment profile: Skidsteer loader aka Bobcat
NAHETS heavy equipment profile: Skidsteer loader aka Bobcat

Small but vital. Levels, smoothing, and transporting. It can be transformed to do the work of many machines with a wide variety of work tools.

Watch people playing the Maze Game
Watch people playing the Maze Game

DO NOT WATCH THIS UNLESS YOU HAVE ALREADY PLAYED THE MAZE GAME FOR YOURSELF!!!!

Play the Maze Game…it’s hard and funny…
Play the Maze Game…it’s hard and funny…

Play the Maze Game now! The Maze Game is an amazing game of skill and patience. Do not touch the walls or you will have to start the game all over. Sound effects will help find your way to the end. Try and finish all 4 levels.

It’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day!
It’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day!
Being an electrician – a job for life
Being an electrician – a job for life

This promo video for the European Association of Electrical Contractors (AIE) explores the potential and possibilities of electricians in the 21st century and the advancements in technology that are changing this industry and modern life.

Seeking: Mad Scientist ~ Why? Why not? Product development. Chemist. Know Solder Paste?
Seeking: Mad Scientist ~ Why? Why not? Product development. Chemist. Know Solder Paste?

Are you a mad scientist? Apply within. With or without “evil laugh” (but I understand there is an additional bonus available) ~ Solder Paste product development in a lab environment – developing formulations.

Colorado Leeds CESR Program: Business Leaders Share Ethical Dilemmas in Leadership Course
Colorado Leeds CESR Program: Business Leaders Share Ethical Dilemmas in Leadership Course

Donna Sockell, director of the Curriculum Emphasis on Social Responsibility, covers some of the specifics of the program and issues that students confront, and maybe we all should.

Leeds Project Fair: Introduction to the program
Leeds Project Fair: Introduction to the program

Jim Marlatt, senior instructor at Colorado Leeds school of business, describes the role and purpose of the annual project fair. “These are projects that companies may not have enough resources or expertise to address, such as market research, new product development, product promotion, web site design, supply chain audits and process improvement.”

Disaster Kit
Disaster Kit

Recently we had a black out that lasted 72 hours. The cross tree on the power pole rotted and broke shorting out the entire street. I got out the flashlights and battery lanterns and went on with business. The next door neighbor, (who has made fun of me for being a survivalist) wanted to borrow a couple of flashlights. He asked me to put together a list of items for a basic disaster kit. Here is that list.

Easy Care System in Adventure Medical Kits make the difference
Easy Care System in Adventure Medical Kits make the difference

This video from Adventure Medical Kits explains what the Easy Care System is, how it works, and why it makes Adventure Medical Kits a superior choice when you are out in the wild.

Entering Marion: A hilarious tale of sex AND the city
Entering Marion: A hilarious tale of sex AND the city

As you pass from village to village, each city has a sign at the edge of town letting you know you are entering that city. One man learns a valuable life lesson from those signs.

You suck at Photoshop #2: Covering Your Mistakes  (MyDamnChannel)
You suck at Photoshop #2: Covering Your Mistakes (MyDamnChannel)

Donnie Hoyle escapes life’s struggles through Photoshop. In this episode Donnie deals with an annoying cat. (NSFW)(#1 )

Policeman vs Fireman pt. 10
Policeman vs Fireman pt. 10
The Photoshop effect on society (part 1)
The Photoshop effect on society (part 1)

Are you aware that nearly every photo see in magazines are retouched? This video shows how it is done and discusses the implications of this altering of reality.

Free gun with purchase? Apparently this is pretty popular.
Free gun with purchase? Apparently this is pretty popular.

In this report they explore the novelty of perhaps the most unusual stimulus plan.

Cliff jumping like flying squirrels-crazy video
Cliff jumping like flying squirrels-crazy video
Coupon Queen talks about how she saves thousand of dollars a year
Coupon Queen talks about how she saves thousand of dollars a year

This WGN broadcast showcases how one Chicago woman turned a $200 a week grocery bill into $50. No generics in her cupboards and a lot of the stuff is just free!

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