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1888 Press Release - Frank C. Girardot Jr.'s popular book, "Name Dropper: Investigating the Clark Rockefeller Mystery," has been updated in ebook form to include exclusive, jailhouse interviews with Rockefeller himself. Girardot's story sheds light on the grisly evidence that led to Rockefeller's arrest and conviction for the 1985 murder of San Marino, CA resident John Sohus.
With out going too much into my life’s story I will explain where it is I come from and what purpose, I hope, this book will have in your own Forex trading career. At the time of writing this book I am 28 years old, recently moved from the UK to Johannesburg and have been trading forex full time for 1 year. Before becoming a full time forex trader I worked for 6 years as a software installation engineer for an IBM business partner in the UK. It was during this time I discovered forex and put every spare second of my time into learning how to trade. I became so obsessed with trading and so bored with my computer job; my then boss offered me a redundancy package. I am sure anyone who has left a regular monthly salary to follow a dream of independence can tell you there are a few emotions involved, as there are with most types of change. At the end of the day I think I was as relieved to be leaving my job as my company were to see me go. Throughout my early life I was made well aware of the amount of stress and hardship that can result from having to slave your life away for a salary you are barely able to support yourself with. As soon as I was able to work I got a job in computers, it was easy fast cash and there was no way I was doing a three to five year university degree in how not to have money. From the time I started working it was always my intention to work hard for a few years, save my money and then live off the interest, (such a great idea, but so naïve). As soon as I had some money saved I began looking on the internet for investments that would let me retire within 5 years. I believe I must have thrown away $30,000 - $40,000 to crooks basically; there is not other word for them. Stupid I know, but my belief in this was so strong I failed to see why these investments would not work; this same strong belief has kept me going with this whole forex thing despite that fact I did not make a cent for many years. This brings me to the purpose of this book. In my early 20’s, I had some money, I was working as an IT consultant, I had no formal education other than high school and I dedicated my entire personnel life, for many years, to learning to make money from the forex market. During the 6 years of my life I have spent on this I have been through the mill as regards online forex trading and it is the purpose of this book to share my experiences with you so your experiences may be better than mine. I can tell you now the world of on line forex trading is full of sharks. Having experienced this I can safely say I am an honest, easily fooled person, I just do not understand how some one can sell lies for money or trick you out of your money; especially if they do it for a living. It just amazes me what people are like when it comes to money, there are a number of phrases to describe these people, (I would like to see what they put on their CVs). The first chapters of this book deal with my experiences of these people. I have not mentioned names as having anything further to do with these people is the last thing I want, if however you would like to know specifics please email me. I can tell you now I know the tricks; I have spent $1000s on online e-books and forex trading systems and alert services. I could quiet easily write an e-book called “Proven Forex System” make up a load of BS and sell it for $100, this of course would be supported by a flashy website and a bit of on line marketing, or even worst I could offer a managed account service and then just tell you I lost your money. I am not going to do any of these, (forex trading system, on line alert service, managed account service), if you would like these I will recommend a number of providers who will be more than happy to take your money. There is so much misinformation or inadequate information on the internet, marketing and advertising of the forex market are 2nd to none, and they have made it so easy for you to give your money to ...
The September 11 Travel Operation The success of the September 11 plot depended on the ability of the hijackers to obtain visas and pass an immigration and customs inspection in order to enter the United States. It also depended on their ability to remain here undetected while they worked out the operational details of the attack. If they had failed on either count—entering and becoming embedded—the plot could not have been executed. Here we present the facts and circumstances of the hijackers’ travel operation, including their 25 contacts with consular officers and their 43 contacts with immigration and customs authorities. We also discuss the 12 contacts with border authorities by other September 11 conspirators who applied for a visa. The narrative is chronological, retracing the hijackers’ steps from their initial applications for U.S. visas, through their entry into the United States, to their applications for immigration benefits, and up through their acquisition of state identifications that helped them board the planes. Along the way, we note relevant actions by U.S. government authorities to combat terrorism. There were a few lucky breaks for U.S. border authorities in this story. Mostly, though, it is a story of how 19 hijackers easily penetrated U.S. border security. Overview of the hijacker’s visas The 9/11 hijackers submitted 23 visa applications during the course of the plot, and 22 of these applications were approved. The hijackers applied for visas at five U.S. consulates or embassies overseas; two of them were interviewed. One consular officer issued visas to 11 of the 19 hijackers. Of the eight other conspirators in the plot who sought visas, three succeeded, but only one of the three later sought to use the visa to enter the United States. Hijackers Nawaf al Hazmi and Khalid al Mihdhar were the first to submit visa applications because they were originally slated to be pilots. The four hijackers who did become pilots applied for visas in 2000. The remaining “muscle” hijackers applied in the fall of 2000 through the spring and summer of 2001, three applying twice. Most of the hijackers applied with new passports, possibly to hide travel to Afghanistan recorded in their old ones. It is likely that many of the hijackers’ passports contained indicators of extremism or showed ties to al Qaeda. However, this intelligence was not developed prior to 9/11, and thus State Department personnel reviewing visa applications were not trained to spot these indicators of a terrorist connection. Visa decisions for the hijackers and conspirators were consistent with a system that focused on excluding intending immigrants and depended on checking a database of names to search for criminals and terrorists. Overview of the hijackers’ entries The hijackers successfully entered the United States 33 of 34 times, with the first arriving on January 15, 2000, at Los Angeles International Airport. All others entered through ...
For a Criminal Investigation of the Events of September 11th, 2001 The worst single criminal act ever committed on US soil, the attacks of September 11th, 2001 have served as justiﬁcation for: US invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq; a new doctrine of preventive war; the USA PATRIOT Act and Department of Homeland Security; torture and indeﬁnite detention of “enemy combatants”; surveillance of citizens without a court warrant; and shifting trillions of dollars in public spending priorities. Surveys by Zogby and Scripps-Howard found that signiﬁcant proportions of US citizens believe their own government had “actionable foreknowledge” of the attacks and “consciously failed to act” (Zogby 2004), or even that elements of the state were involved in orchestrating the attacks. The widespread disbelief in the ofﬁcial story indicates a deep crisis of trust in government, one that only an exhaustive and fearless criminal investigation can address. We ﬁrmly believe there is probable cause for such an investigation. The case for investigation is based on three pillars: 1) evidence of cover-up and a lack of serious investigation after the fact; 2) evidence of misconduct on the day of 9/11 3) evidence of foreknowledge and preparation before September 11th. Undertaking a full-scale, truly independent investigation is imperative, not only because there must be justice for the victims, but also because of the role 9/11 has played in justifying policies of aggression supposedly justifed by 9/11 must be halted, and a shattered public trust must be repaired. The 9/11 Cover-up 1 • During their 2002 inquiry, the Congressional joint intelligence committees (who redacted 1/4 of their report) were scrutinized by an FBI counter-investigation, which invaded the Senate in search of an alleged leak. It was widely believed that the FBI investigation may have been intended to have a chilling effect on the conduct of the Congressional Joint Inquiry. • The Congressional investigation failed to pursue solid evidence of a money trail to the alleged hijackers from the US-allied Pakistani intelligence agency (ISI). The ISI chief was removed from his post when strong evidence of his connection to the plot surfaced in early October 2001, but no serious punitive action was taken against him. • Evidence was destroyed or withheld, including suppression of the discovery of black boxes from the two ﬂights at Ground Zero and the destruction of tapes made by the air trafﬁc controllers who handled the same ﬂights.2 • Whistleblowers such as FBI translator Sibel Edmonds and Anthony Shaffer of “Able Danger” were disciplined or ﬁred, even as FBI, CIA, and military ofﬁcials who were blamed for failures received promotions and medals. • The September 11th relatives who lobbied for the 9/11 Commission (after 14 months of White House resistance) submitted 400 questions that Commissioners accepted as a “roadmap.” 70 percent of the questions were fully ignored in The 9/11 Commission Report. Many of the relatives later declared the Report a whitewash.3 • 9/11 Commissioner Max Cleland resigned in late 2003, calling the panel a whitewash and saying, “Bush is scamming America.” There • Philip Zelikow, the 9/11 Commission executive director who oversaw the panel’s activities, refused to step down after the September 11th families called for his resignation due to grave conﬂicts of interest (close association with Condoleezza Rice, member of White House national security staff both before 9/11 and in 2002, member of Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board). • Rice may have committed perjury in her April 2004 Commission testimony that an August 2001 Presidential Daily Brieﬁng to Bush was only of “historical signiﬁcance,” when in fact it detailed current intelligence. • The 9/11 Commission Report claimed the ﬁnancial background of the attacks was unknown, but dismissed the question as being of “little practical signiﬁcance” (page 172). Since when doesn’t an investigation “follow the money”? • Large sections of the report are based on the confessions of “enemy combatants” such as Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, as provided in the form of transcripts by the government. The 9/11 Commission staff was not allowed to see or interview any of these “enemy combatants.” • Over a period of several years, NORAD, FAA, White House and military ofﬁcials gave widely divergent and conﬂicting accounts of the air defense response to 9/11, but no one was ever held accountable for upholding falsehoods. The 9/11 Commission chairs later admitted they considered a criminal investigation of NORAD’s statements, but preferred instead to present a unanimous report. • The focus of the Commission will be on the future. We’re not interested in trying to assess blame. We do not consider that part of the Commission’s responsibility. – Lee Hamilton, 9/11 Commission vice-chairman.
What occurred on September 11th, 2001 is a matter of facts, physics and unprecedented violations of national protocol by American officials themselves. Here are 10 points to consider. There are hundreds more. What occurred on September 11th, 2001 is a matter of facts, physics and unprecedented violations of national protocol by American officials themselves. Here are 10 points to consider. There are hundreds more. 1. No steel-framed building before or since 9/11 has ever collapsed due to fire. 2. No official agency (FAA, FBI, or the airlines) has ever released a list of the 9/11 passengers. But within hours, the FBI released a list of the hijackers. 3. Multiple air-defense drills were planned for the morning of 9/11. These exercises left only two fighter jets available to protect the entire Northeastern United States. 4. Building 7, a 47-story skyscraper and part of the World Trade Center complex, was not struck by a plane but collapsed in 6.5 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on September 11th, in the exact manner of a controlled demolition. 5. There was no visible airplane debris where Flight 93 supposedly crashed in Pennsylvania – only a smoking hole in the ground, much like a bomb crater. 6. Office fires burn at low temperatures of 600-800 dF. Jet fuel is an ordinary hydrocarbon; its maximal burning temperature is 1200 dF in open air. Steel melts at 2750 dF. Neither jet fuel nor the burning contents of the buildings could cause the towers’ steel structure to buckle or fail. 7. Tests have shown that cell-phone calls cannot be made at altitudes over 4000 to 8000 feet, as cell towers are located on the ground. Commercial airplanes fly at 30,000 feet and above. No passenger could have successfully placed a call for help by cell phone from an airborne plane on 9/11, as reported. 8. 9/11 was immediately declared an “act of war” by President Bush. The rubble from the Twin Towers’ collapse was carted away and the steel sold and shipped overseas without examination. 9. Enormous profits were made by insiders on plummeting stock prices of the two airlines involved in 9/11 – American and United. Federal law protects their identities. 10. Accepting victims’ compensation barred 9/11 families from further discovery through litigation. To download and print copies of this list, visit 911WeKnow.com. Pass around and engage in discussion!
Over the years, we have received thousands of letters and photos from all over the country. They got us thinking that we should find a way for everyone to share their stories with others who have the same passion for trucks. What we came up with is lmctrucklife.com. We have shared some of these stories on this site and we were fortunate to meet some of these truck owners. They allowed us to spend a couple of days with them and let us film them telling their story. We will add more, but we would like to hear your stories, however you want to tell them. We hope you like what you find here because we have enjoyed setting it up. You will find the story of our first truck journey — Lowla — on this site as well. Your Truck … Your Story Share your truck journey at lmctrucklife.com. Thanks,... Cooling & Heating Long Motor Corporation, the parent company of LMC Truck, has been a stable force in the automotive industry for 30 years. With a wide variety and large inventory of parts, plus great customer service, LMC Truck has been here to serve you over the years and is proud to provide you quality truck parts for the long haul. Grilles Custom Lighting Emblems / Molding All of the products you see in LMC Truck's catalogs or on our website are in stock and ready to be shipped to you. LMC Truck has done extensive research on the parts we sell, so we know they are the right part for your vehicle. Accessories / Wheels Ordering is convenient; you can order online, over the phone, fax or through the mail. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, checks and COD's are all easy methods of payment. LMC Truck ships within 48 business hours and a tracking number is emailed to you. When you call to place an order or check order status, you will be speaking with our call center in Lenexa, Kansas. Our toll free number is (800) 562-8782. We respect your privacy and keep your personal information private. We do not sell, rent, trade or provide any of your information to a third party. Fuel Clutch Steering Suspension USA & CANADA: Ordering Hours: onday - Friday: M
The Omaha Steaks Story It all began back in 1897, when my great-grandfather, J. J. Simon, and his son, B.A., sailed to America from Europe. They settled down in the Midwest where endless fields of golden corn and clear running streams were abundant. This, they felt, was the perfect place to raise and produce beef of the highest quality. In 1917, they started their own company and began selling tender, flavorful meat to the most popular restaurants in the area. By the late 1940s, our company’s reputation had spread from fine restaurants to the general public. Folks across the nation began writing and calling to find out how they could enjoy this exceptional beef right in their very own homes. Their interest was taken to heart. In 1952, we began to sell our products by mail. Now thousands of people, areas where superior quality beef is difficult to find, can have in Omaha Steaks conveniently delivered right to their door. But the convenience doesn’t stop with home delivery. You’ll love the ease of shopping from the comfort of your own home, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our catalog and mailers make it a breeze to find a guaranteed supply of the best quality meats you’ve ever tasted, backed by the skill and reputation of a world-famous family business. You can count on our friendly steak experts to answer all of your questions and to help you find the perfect selection…for home dining, entertaining and gift giving. They’ll have preparation tips, helpful hints and delicious recipes created especially for you in our test kitchen. Sincerely, Frederick J. Simon Owner
The Tennessee Trail of Tears story is one of removal camps and detachment routes. Cherokee driven from their homes in Georgia and North Carolina arrived in Tennessee, where they waited to be organized into “detachments” to take them to Indian Territory (present-day Oklahoma), a home they never wanted. Even so, Tennessee’s legacy today remains rich in Cherokee culture. At the time the Treaty of New Echota was signed, southeast Tennessee was not only the location of the seat of the Cherokee government in Red Clay, but also the home of about 2,500 Cherokee. Prominent leaders Hair Principal Chief John Ross Conrad, James Brown, 1828-1866 Jesse Bushyhead, Lewis Ross, and Principal Chief John Ross all had homes in Tennessee. They lived in communities scattered across the hills and valleys and along the rivers and creeks. Most Cherokee farmed the fertile soils. Some owned prosperous plantations, stores, taverns, and ferries. Throughout the years, several mission schools, such as Brainerd, near Chattanooga, provided a place for Cherokee children to learn to read and write in English and to attend Christian church services. In many respects, Cherokee Tennessee Trail of Tears The “Sun Circle” at Ross’s Landing, Chattanooga Artwork by Harry Fenn The circular Cherokee design to the left symbolizes the holy sun in the form of sacred fire sent by the Creator. The central cross depicts the four logs that keep the sacred fire alive. It is said that the Cherokee will survive as long as the sacred fire burns. Ferry at Chattanooga In 1816, brothers John and Lewis Ross established the settlement of Ross’s Landing. It consisted of a ferry, warehouse, and ferry landing site We are now about to take our final leave and kind farewell to our native land the country that the Great Spirit gave our Fathers, we are on the eve of leaving that Country that gave us birth. It is the land of our fathers…our sons, and it is (with sorrow) that we are forced by the authority of the white man to quit the scenes of our childhood, but stern necessity says we must go, and we bid a final farewell to it and all we hold dear East of the Father of Waters, the Majestic Mississippi -Letter by George Hicks Dated November 4, 1838 to John Ross Traveling through Tennessee The detachment of the people are very loth [sic] to go on, and unusually slow in preparing for starting each morning. I am not surprised at this because they are moving not from choice to an unknown region not desired by them. Fort Cass 1838 historic map of the Fort Cass area Highlighted in blue are the removal camps that were spread across the valley. communities did not differ much from those of their American neighbors. In 1838, though, Cherokee life was about to change. Beginning in late May 1838, thousands of Cherokee, enslaved African Americans, and Creek were taken from their homes by troops and held at removal camps near one of three emigrating depots. Two of these camps were located in the vicinity of Cherokee communities in Tennessee: Ross’s Landing, now known as Chattanooga, and Fort Cass in presentday Charleston. During removal, Fort Cass served as the center for the largest emigrating depot. Removal camps in this area were spread out over a 12- by 4-mile area, extending from Charleston southward. Approximately 7,000 Cherokees were held at these camps prior to their departure to Indian Territory, but poor conditions at the camps led to rapid outbreaks of disease, and many perished before the journey began. How many more families would lose their loved ones before reaching their new homes? -Detachment Conductor Elijah Hicks, October 24, 1838 The Cherokee used many different routes to reach their new home in the West—most started in Tennessee. In June, three groups of Cherokee left Ross’s landing to begin their journey to Indian Territory. Dire conditions, disease, and deaths plagued the last two groups. As a result, Principal Chief John Ross and other Cherokee leaders petitioned the US government to allow the Cherokee to control the remainder of their removal. Permission was granted and the remaining Cherokee were organized into detachments of about 1,000 each.
Historic Sites Locations #1 Victorian Village Memphis, TN 38103 (901) 526-1469 In the area of Adams Avenue in Memphis, a number of landmark 19th century homes have been saved from destruction by interested citizens. The Boyd-Massey-Maydwell house likely is the oldest of those pictured below. A neo-classic cottage at 664 Adams, it is owned by the City of Memphis and used by the City Beautiful Commission. The Harsson-Goyer-Lee house at 690 Adams originally was a small four-square cottage built by William Harsson, a lath mill operator. It was expanded in 1855 by his son-in-law, Charles Wesley Goyer, who added the present threestory front in 1871. The house was sold in 1890 to steamboat empire owner James Lee Jr. whose Mallory-Neely house, 1854-1883 Mollie Fontaine Taylor house, 1886 Elias Lowenstein house, 1890 Harsson-Goyer-Lee house, 1848-1873 Woodruff-Fontaine house, 1870 529 State of Tennessee daughter later began the James Lee Memorial Academy of Art which flourished there until the City of Memphis relocated the school to Overton Park. Currently owned by the City of Memphis, the Mallory-Neely house at 652 Adams, a Tuscan villa, first was owned by Isaac Kirtland and later by Benjamin Babb who added the second story and sold to James Columbus Neely in 1883. The French Victorian Woodruff-Fontaine house at 680 Adams Boyd-Massey-Maydwell house, 1817-1849 was build by architects Edward Culliott Jones, of Charleston, and Mathias Baldwin, of Memphis, for Amos Woodruff who, in 1883, sold to Noland Tennessee Blue Book Historic Sites Fontaine, the third-wealthiest cotton factor in the country. The house later was part of the James Lee Academy of Art and currently is open to the public for tours. The Victorian Mollie Fontaine Taylor house was built by Noland Fontaine as a wedding gift for his daughter at 679 Adams (directly across the street from the Woodruff-Fontaine). The Elias Lowenstein house is located at Jefferson and Manassas Streets. #2 Hunt/Phelan House 533 Beale Street Memphis, TN 38103 (901) 525-8225 This 16-room reddish-brick house in the Federal style was built in two stages, the first in 1830 by George H. Wyatt. The second stage, circa 1851, added a two-story kitchen and service wing and a two-story porch. In the early months of the Civil War, the house served as headquarters for Confederate General Leonidas Polk. After the Battle of Shiloh, Union General Ulysses S. Grant used the house, planning the siege of Vicksburg in the parlor. The mansion also served as a Union hospital from 1863-1865. Although unlikely, it has been rumored that a The Hunt/Phelan House, once “a treasure trove” of 19th century tunnel under the house was part of the undermagnificence ground railroad through which slaves escaped and boarded boats for Illinois. At one time a schoolhouse was located behind the mansion for the Phelan children and the family’s slave children and was the first school known to have educated blacks in Memphis. In later years the house was occupied by northern teachers sent to the South to educate newly freed slaves. #3 Graceland 3734 Elvis Presley Boulevard Memphis, TN 38186-0508 (901) 332-3322 (800) 238-2000 www.elvis.com/graceland/ Home of world-famous singer and movie star Elvis Presley, Graceland was built circa 1940 by the former Ruth Fraser Brown and her husband, Dr. Thomas David Moore. The 20-room mansion was named Graceland after Mrs. Moore’s aunt, Grace Toof, whose family had built a cottage on the site earlier. Elvis bought the house in 1957, 10 years after he moved to Memphis. During the 1950s the “King” became a national and international hero of young people Graceland, home of Elvis Presley 530 Locations Tennessee Blue Book as rock ‘n’ roll’s biggest star. Eventually, he sold more than 500 million records and had more gold records (28) than anyone before him, and also made 33 movies. Guided tours of the home, featuring the trophy room, Hall of Gold, automobile collection, touring bus, and Conair jet (the “Lisa Marie”), also include the Meditation Garden where Elvis and his parents are buried. Elvis Presley died in 1977 but his fame lives after him as thousands visit his home each year. #4 Chucalissa Prehistoric Indian Village 1987 Indian Village Drive T. O. Fuller State Park Memphis, TN 38109 (901) 785-3160 Hundreds of years before Europeans came to America, Indians flourished along the eastern shore of the Mississippi River. These ancient peoples hunted; made tools of bone, stone, and wood; were capable farmers; and lived in thatch-roofed homes. They built earthworks and worshipped the sun. Chucalissa is a working reconstruction of a 1,000-yearold Indian village that flourished here, with grass thatched huts, a temple, and a ceremonial burial ground. A museum at the site helps visitors understand its history. The name means “house abandoned” or “deserted town” and was chosen for the site by its rebuilders. The original peoples were encountered by DeSoto in 1541, but had deserted the town by 1673 when the French arrived. Today Choctaw Indians live on the site and demonstrate Indian crafts. The rebuilt village is operated by the University of Memphis. Thatch-roofed structure at Chucalissa Prehistoric Indian Village...
Grinding Machines Module Outcome Summary Information Instructional Area Machine Tool Instructional Level Apprentice Organization WTCS-Wisconsin Technical College System, State Machine Tool Apprenticeship Advisory Committee Development Date 11/07/2001 Course Description This module focuses on the terminology, construction and operations of grinding machines in the metalworking industry. Be aware that in-depth information regarding cutting tools, hardware and hand tools will be addressed in their own modules. Efforts shoud be made to reference information found in other modules in order to assist the apprentice in the application and assimilation of information. Competencies 1. Advocate safe grinding machine practices Conditions and Criteria Competence will be demonstrated: • by defending a friend and fellow machinist who was injured by NOT following safety precautions Criteria - Performance will be satisfactory when: • learner lists at least 10 safety precautions related to grinding machines • learner can cite at least 5 potential hazards related to grinding machines • learner explains the importance of good shop keeping procedures Learning objectives What you will learn as you master the competency: a. List and explain precautions for protection of : eye, ears, hands, fingers, feet b. Identify specific safety violations c. Explain the ways in which clothing can be a source of hazard near a grinding machine d. Describe how you would respond to a potentially unsafe situation or condition e. Explain the possible effects of NOT completing specific shop keeping practices f. Describe shopkeeping practices outlined in the text g. Relate a safety "war" story 2. Analyze machine tool capabilities by type and construction Conditions and Criteria Competence will be demonstrated: • justify the choice of grinding machine for a given operation Criteria - Performance will be satisfactory when: • justification addresses multiple machine components (wheel size, size and style of work area, spindle location etc.) • justification follows a logical sequence • justification incorporates safe work practices Learning objectives What you will learn as you master the competency: a. Identify the major components of a grinding machine b. Identify the major types of grinding machines (internal, surface, cylindrical, tool and cutter, etc) c. Identify various machining operations performed on a grinding machine (slots, profile, taper, etc.) d. Review the safety concerns related to grinding machines e. Recognize the need for following recommended lubrication and maintenance schedules 3. Distinguish properties of abrasives Conditions and Criteria You will demonstrate your competence: • justify the selection of an abrasive for a given operation Your performance will be successful when: • justification incorporates safe grinding practices • justification recognizes efficiency in application • justification recognizes the properties of the abrasive Learning objectives What you will learn as you master the competency: a. Identify natural abrasives b. Identify synthetic abrasives c. Compare the general applications of natural and synthetic abrasives d. Characterize the importance of grain properties in grinding applications 4. Select the grinding wheel Conditions and Criteria You will demonstrate your competence: • justify the selection of a grinding wheel for a given piece part and/or operation Your performance will be successful when: • justification incorporates safe grinding practices • justification recognizes efficiency of application • justification recognizes factors involved in selection (piece part material and hardness, finish requirement, etc.) o justification incorporates information regarding the selection of wheel components Learning objectives What you will learn as you master the competency: a. Review safety concerns specific to grinding wheels b. Review types and styles of grinding wheels c. Recognize factors affecting wheel selection d. Identify the components of a grinding wheel (grit size, bond, grade, structure) e. Explain the purpose of the standard wheel symbol and marking system used in industry f. Review speed and feed applications to a variety of grinding machine applications g. Explain the process of balancing a grinding wheel h. Explain the process of truing a grinding wheel i. Differentiate between truing and dressing a grinding wheel