Just wanted to remind those of you who visit Stout Standards that you can share your views on any of my posts at any time. To do this simply go to the post in question, and click on “comments”. I am still receiving responses to my unification post of February 7th, and just received a few good responses on the Electroscope/Blisstool blurb. Be sure to check them out….
It’s encouraging to know that there are those who take the time to look at the older posts and comment. This blog was started for exactly that reason. I know I am very opinionated, very vocal on certain issues, and probably irritate the hell out of some of you, and if so the blog is where you can beat me up.
Also if any of you would like to do a “guest” post about an issue, let me know. Will give your request serious consideration. Unfortunately the pay stinks, as in nada, zero, zilch, and nothing at all….
OKAY, MOVING ALONG FOLKS…
After receiving many comments and ideas about the coming together of the big 3, we are back at square one. Keith Wills, “former” president of WWATS finally responded about his groups committment to joining forces, but as for the other two? Nada. Nothing…..
Honestly, when I posted my thoughts or suggestions for this kind of coalition, I was pretty confident there would be a lot of feedback, and pretty confident the principals would not respond. Call it pride, self assurance, egotism, hubris, whatever…. It’s the ole “we can do it better” rising to the surface. Admitting that maybe we didn’t quite live up to expectations is hard to swallow. It means you failed those who were counting on you.
I intend to keep this topic alive, and will nudge, needle, and probably piss off those who supposedly pretend to lead, until they actually do what they promise. An organization that claims to represent the masses in a particular area needs to utter a few words here and there, NOT disappear from view for almost an entire year. Why they couldn’t communicate in some manner, if only to say we are having problems, is beyond me. You can only click on a link so many times and see the same information, or not find anything at all, to finally say “the hell with it”.
Lastly, to the “big three”….I cannot see where any of you can survive on your own, or that competition between you all is good for the pastime. Swallow your pride, make an effort to meet “FACE TO FACE” and talk. That’s all….TALK. You may be surprised to find out that you have more in common than you thought?
Then again there are many of you who subscribe to the “leave well enough alone, and don’t stir things up”. To you I say, just wait, it’s only a matter of time….
FOLLOWUP ON THE BLISSTOOL
If you read my last post you may remember my asking for comments about the Blisstool metal detector. I had a one response from a Steve D., and appreciated his input (See comments for February 10th).
While perusing the internet I also found the following video and wanted to share it here….Please keep in mind this is from May of 2012.
Since that time I have not heard much at all about the Blisstool, but I am still hoping to hear from more users, and will keep you posted. This is not a knock on the product. Just that the Blisstool was so high on everyone’s list, and now there’s very little mention of it. My guess is that it’s a pretty good machine that just never got the coverage or advertising it deserved.
YARD SALE TREASURE
As an old baseball card collector I found the following article of interest….. Maybe I need to start checking out yard sales more!
Rare 1865 baseball card, bought for $100, sells for $92,000