6 responses to How Amish businesses get their “juice”
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    Frank Kauffman
    Comment on How Amish businesses get their “juice” (March 30th, 2010 at 12:32)

    I believe these may be the same generators the U.S. army called PE 95`s
    They were mounted on trailers and pulled to a site to be used for radio transmittors.

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    OldKat
    Comment on How Amish businesses get their “juice” (March 30th, 2010 at 17:00)

    If so, that is sort of ironic isn’t it? An Amish person using Army surplus equipment!

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    magdalena
    Comment on How Amish businesses get their “juice” (March 30th, 2010 at 19:48)

    Swords into plowshares!

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    Comment on How Amish businesses get their “juice” (March 30th, 2010 at 20:01)

    Well, not really ironic in one sense. The Bible prophesies that “they shall beat their swords into plowshares”! You cant beat taking something used for evil and turning into something productive.

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    Comment on How Amish businesses get their “juice” (March 30th, 2010 at 21:43)

    Another irony is that the Amish celebrate , every October 11 th ,the feast of Saint Michael (no work, etc, etc,.) the reason being, as we understand it, is that he is considered “Der Deutsche Michael” , the patron of the Germans. St. Michael is also associated with the Army of the Lord – – he is depicted wearing warrior armour, wielding a sword and doing battle with the devil. Military, law enforcement and fire-fighters consider him as their patron as well.

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    Comment on How Amish businesses get their “juice” (March 30th, 2010 at 22:18)

    While I didn’t inspect this one super-close, this would be a diesel engine which likely drives an air compressor for pneumatic power. Noisy and nasty, but gets the “juice” to where it needs to be while staying off the grid. This is outside a small-scale craftsman-type operation.

    I have noticed Amish friends use military metaphors to make points though, more often than you might suppose.

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