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  1. 29 points
    I am really tired of all the junk going on. Here are some random pictures from our farm. Enjoy all the INTERNATIONALS and just smile, even if only for a minute. I have 20 pictures to share, so will have to load more than once.
  2. 29 points
    Forget, for a moment, politics, social unrest, and the virus. Remember that God's hand is still on the controls causing the sun to rise and set like clockwork every day. Here is last night's sunset from our perspective. Keith-
  3. 25 points
    I did some work on ( Tonto ) my Scout and after that I buffed it’s all out waxed it and sealed the entire finish when I was done , I figured it deserved some special care after getting my Red Power this week 😎 Thanks Dennis and Salli 😊 ‘Danny
  4. 25 points
    This has been coming for a couple years now. Bad knees, back and shoulder has made installing DewEze bale beds increasingly more difficult for me. Taking care of the ranch during the day and driving truck at night is using up a large chunk of my 24. It got to the point I dreaded selling a bed because I knew I would have to install it. That isn't fair to a company that has treated me like family for 27 years. As my wife would say I finally "threw my hat over the fence" and told my rep last Friday I would be retiring from DewEze. Today was a day I wasn't looking forward to either. I called the factory and talked to the people that I had come to be very good friends with over the years and told them I was leaving. I started with Tim (CEO) and worked down the line from product mgrs, service mgrs, sales mgrs, dealer reps, shipping and the girls in the office. It was very awkward for me to tell them I was quitting but felt I needed to explain why I am hanging it up and all was good. I will help them find a new dealer for my area and will not close down till they are up and running. From the first bed I put on in Sept of 1993 To the last It has been a long and rewarding ride. Many good memories from the shows and demos I did with the factory guys to all the fine customers I had. Some were third generation to buy a bed from me. A lot of mixed emotions today, it is the first time I ever quit something. But I think it had to happen. I did not want to be a dead weight dealer to this fine company. They need someone who has the energy and ambition I once had for selling their product. Sorry for the long post, I need to let go what has been such a big part of my life for many years. Now maybe I can spend more time with family which I am really looking forward to. 🤠 😃
  5. 25 points
    My young assistant stopped by yesterday and said Doc gave him permission to come back to work in 3 weeks! Yee haw! I miss that boy! Then I`ll have more time to post jokes on........nevermind.
  6. 24 points
    My newest addition to the family. Theodore. hes sporting his IH onesie so I figured I'd share.
  7. 24 points
    I'm re-reading an aviation book that I first read almost 40 years ago - 'THE SAGA OF IRON ANNIE' by Martin Caidin, it describes the the history of the Junkers Ju52, a German tri-motor transport developed in the 1930's and widely used in WWII and Caidin's re-building of the only flying example in the United States. This morning I turned to page 174 and at the bottom of the page is a picture of the Ju52 arriving at the Confederate (as it was known prior to political correctness) Air Force airshow in Harlingen Texas on Oct 9, 1975. A crowd of people is surrounding the airplane to congratulate the airplane and crew's arrival. The caption below the photo reads in part - "Facing the camera at far left is Randy Sohn, a master at flying any kind of war-bird".
  8. 21 points
    Thank You all for your thoughts, prayers and in some cases your patience for parts that may have been on hold the last three or more weeks! Seems like everything just ran together for the last 20+ days! I was fortunate to be able to stay home, take the vitamins and liquids needed to keep myself hydrated and just let my immune system fight. Fever broke on a Monday morning about 4 am and stayed gone! The Dr said if its doesn't come back with in three days you are a survivor! So right now I'm on day 6 and feeling much better, strength is finally starting to come back the last 2 days. So thanks to you all again. Hope to see you at one of our upcoming auctions! ed PS Lots of Vitamin D3 is important, was taking 10 and 15,000 iu for the first couple days then pulled it down to10Kdaily for next two weeks. It is the most important thing you can get to your immune system
  9. 20 points
    Never was real fond of the factory steps on an open station. They are kinda far back for dismounting forward. We moved them forward and that helped, but not my favorite. Don't like any of the aftermarket steps either. None of them are built tough enough. I am a big guy and I do not like a step that moves when I stand on it. The boys and I built these for two of our 1466's now. They do not move at all when you use them. Getting off going forward works well as we have the bottom step out from under the top one. Was a little trial and error to get them the way we liked. Not a lot of room with 20.8's set on 30 inch rows. We really like them so far. Buddy said we should have done three steps, but I don't like that look and we are all tall so two steps is good. We have the spaces even between the platform to the top step and top step to the bottom one. A few pictures of our creation.
  10. 20 points
    I am sure these fine ladies don't get nor do they ask for the recognition they deserve. This is an excellent example of the selflessness of people who truly love this country and those who defend it.
  11. 19 points
    My wife and I were discussing painting the sliding doors on the garage, they were looking pretty shabby. We first talked about just painting them white and then my wife mentioned it would look neat if we could paint a big flag on them. We went and counted the boards and if each stripe took two boards it would work out perfect, it was meant to be.
  12. 19 points
    William G. Lillas, an 83 yr. old black man from Ferguson , MO wrote the following insightful words: "My Name is William G. Lillas. I wanted to clear up a few black and white questions and answers. The things I state below are facts. They are not downloaded from some media website, not propaganda, just observations from a 83 year old black man, born in America : I was told by my parents (yes, a married man and woman with my last name), that I was a nigger. We lived in " NIGGER Town " in a small Texas town, no A/C, grass growing through the floor, no car, no TV. We washed our bodies with lye soap that my mother made, by hand. I thought I was a nigger, until I graduated high school, went to college, did an enlistment in the Army, and got a job. I am now re tired, own my own home, have 6 children by ONE WOMAN, and we all have the same last name. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts, a Master's Degree in Sociology. My retirement, VA disability from combat in the Korean War (I only have one leg), and part-time pay in a local college, is about $125,000 a year. I went from a dirt-poor nigger, to an old, black, proud American. Yes, I am black, and I can say "nigger", because I understand the true meaning of the word. Let's clear up a few things about the Michael Brown incident. -Fact: It is NOT called "shoplifting or stealing", it's called "ROBBERY", which is a felony. Brown stole something and assaulted someone, that means ROBBERY. It's on video, and it's a fact. It's NOT shoplifting, NOT theft, NOT "lifting" a few cigars, but ROBBERY! -Michael Brown, like Trayvon, was portrayed by the media as a "little black boy", cute little headphones, and his cap and gown photo, who was gunned down by a ruthless police assassin -- executed by "whitey". First, I have never seen a cop drag a person into their car's driver door to arrest them. So, let us be clear, Michael Brown was a nigger; a sorry-assed, criminal, hoodlum, nigger. Nobody wants to say that, but I will. He had a criminal record a mile long, was known for numerous assaults, robberies, including the one you saw with your own eyes, and still refuse to call it a robbery. He was, like so many others, living a life that he thought he was "entitled" to, just for being alive. Gangsta rap, weed, drinking, guns, and those stupid-assed low profile rims, makes him some kind of bad-ass nigger. -I have fought communist Chinese and North Korean soldiers in the 1950's with more honor than that nigger. Yep, I peeled potatoes and shot communists. That's the only job a nigger soldier could get. Rodney King? Black Riots! Trayvon? Black Riots! Hurricane Katrina? Black Riots! Stealing TV's, designer clothes, etc. -O.J. Simpson kills white man and white woman, found NOT GUILTY? Did white folks riot? Nope! -In fact, when is the last time white people rioted? Civil War, maybe? That's because they are, relatively, civilized people, much like many black Americans. Protesting is one thing, ****, I'm all for it. Even if you are an ignorant idiot, you have a right to protest. -Stop only showing the young black "cap and gown" photos of Michael. Charles Manson may have a few of those laying around, as well. Show the nigger "gangsta" photos of the "poor unarmed teenager" (grown man) pics that have been removed from his Facebook page, holding the loaded pistol, smoking weed, with a mouthful of money. -Militarization? The stupid-assed media that publicizes this has no idea what "militarization" really is. Cops wear helmets and vests, and drive armored vehicle because unemployed niggers throw bricks at them, moron! You put on an "Adam 12" uniform and walk down the streets of Ferguson during the criminal riots. I can guarantee that you'll jump into the first armored "military tank" that you see. -You only "want the police" when you "need the police", otherwise, you mock and fear what you do not understand about the police. And by the way, the police are trained to take your crap, but I wouldn't mess around with the Army National Guard, they aren't as well disciplined "culturally" to take your crap like the police do every day. They will ventilate your black butts with M-16s, with military precision and extreme prejudice. -And finally, the way we protest and demand justice, is run down the streets breaking stuff, looting stores, and acting like a bunch of untrained monkeys? ****, after Rodney King, criminal niggers were actually killing people, thinking they were entitled to be worse criminals than they already were. For those black criminals that do that, you are a disgrace to your race, inflamed by idiots like Al Sharpton, instead of listening to logic from proud black Americans, like Samuel Jackson, Colin Powell, Allen West, me, etc. -You blame white people for your ignorance, criminal acts, unemployed laziness, etc. -You blame white people for 89% of the prisons in America being full of blacks. They did nothing wrong, the racists white cops framed them all, right? No chance at school no chance for college, military, employment? BULL crap! -More niggers kill niggers, than niggers killing whites, whites killing niggers, and whites killing whites..COMBINED. I find this fact astounding. -It's not white peoples' faults, the Emancipation Proclamation was signed by a white man years ago. You can go to school, get a job, buy a house, and vote, JUST LIKE WHITE FOLKS!!!! You are not a slave, you are not discriminated against! Slavery is abolished, and nobody alive today, was alive when it was popular. Get over it! You are discriminated against because you are a criminal, sorry-assed nigger. Otherwise, decent living black Americans are treated like everyone else. -If you choose to create "baby daddy and baby mama", and fake disabilities as an excuse for laziness to draw social security disability .. instead of husband, wife, family, job, mortgage, it's YOUR FAULT, not white folks. And there are a lot of proud black Americans that will tell you the same, as I AM ONE OF THEM!!! -Remember, the way you act on the camera, is remembered by everyone who sees it. They will never forget it. It shows them how you, as the lowest element of the black race, respond to situations that don't particularly go the way you think they should. It will become a reference standard, something they expect from you when the next media report doesn't go your way. Stop being stupid niggers, and be a proud black American. My parents raised me well, but they were wrong about one thing, I am NOT a nigger. I will not be around long. While my mind is still sharp, and my aim is still good, my body is suffering from cancer which started in the prostate, and is spreading rapidly. After I die, I have asked my children to publish my writings, and include my name. Although I am not expecting any miracles, I can only hope that Americans will stop blaming ''color,' and start blaming CRIMINALS, and see people for what they really are. We have too many countries that want us dead. We should not be fighting each other. "William G. Lillas"
  13. 18 points
    Thank you for everyone who has reached out to me or has posted your well wishes on here. Life is changing a bit for me. But we are holding out for some good news. Or at least some better news lol. I am taking a month off to evaluate my life. Which gives me plenty of time to shoot and chase women. Albeit a bit slower than i used to. The good news is i dont have a lot of the symptoms of scleroderma. Or the CREST variant that i tested positive for. However i do have the symptoms of a subset of RA. As well as MS. Neither of which i want lol. A very special thank you to Mark MTO. who has been kind to me even while i was a moody bi**h. I can tell ye lads. I was designed with a strong body. And a strong mind. Regardless i will hold out as long as i can. You will all enjoy my sexual humor and glorious sex appeal for years to come.
  14. 17 points
    Went to the sale today and ended up with the 5088 I was looking at. Checked it out and it looked super clean and well maintained. Then my co worker who is our mechanic at work happened to know the guy who had been working on all this stuff (it was an estate sale), and he said it was an excellent tractor and he wouldn’t hesitate to buy it. The cab needs a little freshening but everything mechanical looks super solid.
  15. 15 points
    So yesterday is started to proliferate with my cell phone. I got two scam calls yesterday. The first one was about my electric bill that I had overpaid ( I am auto withdrawal). When I talked to the person I said I was part of the FBI office and I said no we don't have electric here I we run everything on generators so that if there's a terrorist attack we don't have our power go out. Somewhere around this point I lost them. So a half hour later I get another call about my extended vehicle warranty. So I pressed one to confirm what make and model of vehicle I have. I proceeded to explain I have a 2004 Creekside manufacturing four tire buggy pulled by two Clydesdales. The phone somehow went dead again as this idiot hung up on me also.
  16. 15 points
    Got it bought . It’s at a dealer but I called former owner said recent brakes , hydro pumps and bushings in front end has a tach showing 2600 he said they rebuilt motor and put new tach in . 3 remotes and rare factory turbo, just kidding . Worst thing I see is front of cab .also recent cab kit and air works can’t wait to get it home .
  17. 15 points
    I grew up in a small town (about 200 people) and was the only person aside from my dad who didn't look the same as everyone. There are jack wagons, but they are everywhere. If it's not for the color of your skin, then it's how much money you have, what your last name is and so on. What's funny now is many of the people who treated my poorly as a kid now have grandchildren that are multi-ethnic and they love them. Was it a tough road to hoe? Yep, but I think few have an easy path. I had friends who killed themselves due to the pressure they were experiencing... and they were "white". So obviously their life had issues that I didn't understand. I had always heard my grandfather was furious when my mom married my dad (they were in the Air Force together). But he loved me and taught me a lot and he and my dad got along very well. As far as being here in America, everyone is going to have to decide if they want to be American or if they want to be something else. An American is all I can be. Everything I am is a product of the history of America. Unless you're a fresh immigrant, every one of our stories are woven into the history of this nation. As to your last point, why assume? Because the forces at work trying to fragment this country want it to be that way. Blacks are largely conservative and they are starting to realize it, which has the left terrified. Make no mistake, they want to keep the people of this country as shattered as they can so they can control.
  18. 15 points
    Just let the air out of the other one.....
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  20. 15 points
    Oh what the heck, if you googled mosted hansomest man on earth my pic would come up anyway so.............🙄...😁 I have to travel with body guards everywhere I go, mother says so. Keeps the hotties from hitting me, er um hitting on me. 😲 Don't let their good natured looks fool you, they can charm you into submission before you can resist🤗🥰😍 Edit:; mother clocked me on the back of the head again 🤕 Real reason for the girls is so people will come up and talk to me when I'm out in public😢
  21. 15 points
    I think in the past the foul language and risqué nature of the mostly copied and pasted Farcebook memes has been the end of the various joke threads (my opinion) There were several today that dealt with the racial equalities that have been in the news lately. That takes the thread down a different path than normal jokes and irregardless of whether or not it offends you or me it could offend someone. That isn’t needed here. I’ve met BJ in person multiple times. He calls it how he sees it, which is exactly what he is asked to do. If the moderator sees it as over the line then that’s how it is. Being here is a privilege after all. Being a moderator is generally thankless but someone has to do it.
  22. 15 points
    Made a trip to the metal store for some 2”x3” tubing. Started cutting pieces similar to the video. Ordered a piece of 3/4” plate that was 12”x24” for my base. Legs on one side have an 8° angle to broaden the base. The third leg is 4” box tubing that I cut flush so it would be vertical. The point is to make it so heavy that it won’t move around when striking it. I wanted a good mobile post vise also so this was a win win design. The hardy hole was a long process. I stepped up my holes until the final one which was 1-1/32”. There were 13 holes to get to this point. Once I got to that point I had about 3hrs of filing with a little bit of die grinder work to get a 1” square hole through the 2” thick steel plate. I placed it off center on purpose to miss the leg and give myself plenty of flat space when not using a hardy tool. The round hole in the 3/4” base plate was cut with the old Victor gas axe so the hardy tools could pass all the way through the 2” plate. I drilled and bolted the post vise mount with 1/2” hardware, spaced accordingly to the 3/4” plate. Next was mocking up the post vise, shortening the leg, and making a mount for the leg. Once it was all welded and the leg mount was done I flipped it over to fill the legs with sand and cap them. This added weight, sound, and vibration deadening. Flipped back upright I stood back and looked it over. So far so good. Then, I set the plate in place. By my math, the 2” plate is 122lbs by itself. Not sure what the rest weighs but if you are mean enough to run away with it I’ll let you have it 😁. Finally I set the wheels in place to get some ideas on how to make brackets to hold them. That is where I left it because I needed to get cleaned up to go work a night shift tonight.
  23. 14 points
    Okay, like the title says, random. After milking tonight I had to head to the field to wrap some round bales that my son had been baling. The sun just happened to be shining just right and all of a sudden everything I passed begged me to take a photo, so I did. Ha! Here they are. Keith-
  24. 14 points
    Thought I’d post this this morning. Time flies but it doesn’t seem possible that it’s been 10 years today since my brother lost his battle with cancer. He was 18 and had a very rare form. Still don’t understand how he ended up with a form that only sees a couple cases in the world a year. The picture is from rpru in 2010 in laporte Indiana. I remember getting the 14 repainted because I wanted to have a tractor to display at the show. It wasn’t professional by any means but it turned out good. I remember he was excited to go to the show and see everything and we took his gator up as he couldn’t walk much distances. The picture was taken Saturday , the last day of the show. He died 3 days later. I’m glad he was able to see the show before he went as he thoroughly enjoyed it. Hoping the show maybe makes it way back to laporte someday so I can do the same again. Just minus one.
  25. 14 points
    For the michiganders
  26. 14 points
    As all of you know I like old GM trucks. 54-72 mainly and I really zone in on the 67-72. It's also no secret my bread and butter is hauling scrap tires from the tire shops to a tire recycler. Matter of fact in a few days, June 30th, 2020 will be 22 years of it. So I've seen my fair share of old tires. Well awhile back on one of my internet browsing\shopping times I found this old 72 GMC. At first I wrote it off. But for some reason I kept finding it back. It's a 6500 series truck. 366 engine, 5&4 double transmission truck, that's a twin screw and is a air brakes chassis as well. So I called on it and we made a deal. And it's a good thing I made my move when I did cause my trucker friend admitted they told him when he was there to pick it up the very next day after I agreed to buy it another person came in to purchase it. Also during my initial phone call with the salesman I asked if they had any other interest in it. They had one or two others but when they looked inside and saw two sticks they walked away. Anyway I got to lay eyes on it in the flesh for the first time Wednesday afternoon June 17th cause it was out in Michigan and I wasn't driving that far to look at a truck. Pictures would have to do. Only they didn't do it justice. It was better in person than the pictures showed. I was impressed. It has a little cancer but very easily repaired. Also during our initial once over while it was still on the trailer the tire guy in me noticed a neat old tire on it. Anybody ever see a Union 76 tire before? I don't remember ever seeing one in my almost 22 years of hauling them around. After getting it unloaded my trucker friend that hauls for me and I gave it another once over. We discovered it's been stretched a little. 72 inches to be exact. Nicely done to. Whoever did it fabricated a couple nice cross members. So I got to wondering what the original wheelbase was and if the glove box sticker was still there. It was and in good shape. And the answer is 149 inches. Another thing I noticed while looking at that tag, the front springs are rated for 14,000 pounds. And here's where another surprise was hiding under the seat. I had no idea it was there cause it didn't show in the extra pictures I asked for cause as stated, I wasn't driving to Michigan to look at a truck. So to tie this all together, I got a pretty cool old truck, it came with a neat old tire for someone like me, and what was sleeping under the passenger seat was just a unexpected bonus that will fit in right here as well.
  27. 14 points
    Raking hay this morning. I've been knee deep in hay the last week. Today I'm at home so I took some pictures. I know its not a very good picture but I had a bald eagle swoop down in front of me and I got my phone out just in time to see him grab a snake and take off. Keep coming back mr eagle. Between the bouncing tractor and not having time to focus pic isnt the best. Also heres my sorghum sudan coming up.
  28. 14 points
    The boys needed one that was not by the door in the tractor shed. They had a few lined up for a couple pictures. Get them all out then put them all back in the tractor shed with different ones by the door. We can only get two out without moving others so this happens often. About need butter to get them all in. Here are a couple pictures of some of them. First is One of the 1466's, the '80 1486, 1568, the '81 1486 and the 5288. Second is the two1486's and the 5288.
  29. 13 points
    The 3 kids killed in tractor accident comments brought back a haunting memory. Many may remember my topic yrs back about the 2 yr old neighbor boy Joe. Was doing final touch ups on a stone driveway project to access lower property. Was using my 1840 SS to carry stone to a couple low spots. Nothing but mature corn on one side and pasture fence on the other As I grabbed a bucket of stone from pile. I saw neighbor lady go into their house with her 5 yr old daughter, 2 yr old Joe with the dog bringing up the rear. Even saw door close. Stone pile was 200 ft from their house. Travelled opposite direction 600 ft and sprinkled my stone then put it in float to backdrag. I hadn't looked behind me ALL day when backing as nothing near me to hit. As I backed, for whatever reason , I scooted back from under lap bars to raise up to look back. You all know how blind the rear if a SS is. I saw the tippy top of a blond head, Joe. I stopped, shut machine off, jumped out and there he stood 6 ft from my radiator in a diaper pushing his plastic lawn mower. I yelled "Joe"! He said, "tractor" Grabbed him like a sack of taters, dragged his mower and took him home. Put the 1840 in the shed and never touched for nearly 3 months. Put a camera and monitor on it and sold a few months later. Joe and his family moved 2 yrs ago. They stop in occasionally and he is growing big. Joe, the child I nearly killed. Thank you Lord for the blessings I have rec'd.
  30. 13 points
    Mike Newman sent me this and with his permission I have posted it for all of you to enjoy. There is hope, Thanks Mike😀 Oxford University Rebukes Black Activists. SAYS IT ALL!! The letter (below) is a response from Oxford University to black students attending as Rhodes Scholars who demand the university removes the statue of Oxford Benefactor, Cecil Rhodes. Interestingly, Chris Patten (Lord Patten of Barnes), The Chancellor of Oxford University, was on the Today Programme on BBC Radio 4 on precisely the same topic. The Daily Telegraph headline yesterday was "Oxford will not rewrite history". Lord Patten commented: “Education is not indoctrination. Our history is not a blank page on which we can write our own version of what it should have been according to our contemporary views and prejudice.” "Dear Scrotty Students, Cecil Rhodes's generous bequest has contributed greatly to the comfort and well being of many generations of Oxford students - a good many of them, dare we say it, better, brighter and more deserving than you. This does not necessarily mean we approve of everything Rhodes did in his lifetime - but then we don't have to. Cecil Rhodes died over a century ago. Autres temps, autres moeurs. If you don't understand what this means - and it would not remotely surprise us if that were the case - then we really think you should ask yourself the question: "Why am I at Oxford?" Oxford, let us remind you, is the world's second oldest extant university. Scholars have been studying here since at least the 11th century. We've played a major part in the invention of Western civilisation, from the 12th century intellectual renaissance through the Enlightenment and beyond. Our alumni include William of Ockham, Roger Bacon, William Tyndale, John Donne, Sir Walter Raleigh, Erasmus, Sir Christopher Wren, William Penn, Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), Samuel Johnson, Robert Hooke, William Morris, Oscar Wilde, Emily Davison, Cardinal Newman, Julie Cocks. We're a big deal. And most of the people privileged to come and study here are conscious of what a big deal we are. Oxford is their alma mater - their dear mother - and they respect and revere her accordingly. And what were your ancestors doing in that period? Living in mud huts, mainly. Sure we'll concede you the short lived Southern African civilisation of Great Zimbabwe. But let's be brutally honest here. The contribution of the Bantu tribes to modern civilisation has been as near as damn it to zilch. You'll probably say that's "racist". But it's what we here at Oxford prefer to call "true." Perhaps the rules are different at other universities. In fact, we know things are different at other universities. We've watched with horror at what has been happening across the pond from the University of Missouri to the University of Virginia and even to revered institutions like Harvard and Yale: the "safe spaces"; the? #?blacklivesmatter; the creeping cultural relativism; the stifling political correctness; what Allan Bloom rightly called "the closing of the American mind". At Oxford however, we will always prefer facts and free, open debate to petty grievance-mongering, identity politics and empty sloganeering. The day we cease to do so is the day we lose the right to call ourselves the world's greatest university. Of course, you are perfectly within your rights to squander your time at Oxford on silly, vexatious, single-issue political campaigns. (Though it does make us wonder how stringent the vetting procedure is these days for Rhodes scholarships and even more so, for Mandela Rhodes scholarships) We are well used to seeing undergraduates - or, in your case - postgraduates, making idiots of themselves. Just don't expect us to indulge your idiocy, let alone genuflect before it. You may be black - "BME" as the grisly modern terminology has it - but we are colour blind. We have been educating gifted undergraduates from our former colonies, our Empire, our Commonwealth and beyond for many generations. We do not discriminate over sex, race, colour or creed. We do, however, discriminate according to intellect. That means, inter alia, that when our undergrads or postgrads come up with fatuous ideas, we don't pat them on the back, give them a red rosette and say: "Ooh, you're black and you come from South Africa. What a clever chap you are!" No. We prefer to see the quality of those ideas tested in the crucible of public debate. That's another key part of the Oxford intellectual tradition you see: you can argue any damn thing you like but you need to be able to justify it with facts and logic - otherwise your idea is worthless. This ludicrous notion you have that a bronze statue of Cecil Rhodes should be removed from Oriel College, because it's symbolic of "institutional racism" and "white slavery". Well even if it is - which we dispute - so bloody what? Any undergraduate so feeble-minded that they can't pass a bronze statue without having their "safe space" violated really does not deserve to be here. And besides, if we were to remove Rhodes's statue on the premise that his life wasn't blemish-free, where would we stop? As one of our alumni Dan Hannan has pointed out, Oriel's other benefactors include two kings so awful - Edward II and Charles I - that their subjects had them killed. The college opposite - Christ Church - was built by a murderous, thieving bully who bumped off two of his wives. Thomas Jefferson kept slaves: does that invalidate the US Constitution? Winston Churchill had unenlightened views about Muslims and India: was he then the wrong man to lead Britain in the war?" Actually, we'll go further than that. Your Rhodes Must Fall campaign is not merely fatuous but ugly, vandalistic and dangerous. We agree with Oxford historian RW Johnson that what you are trying to do here is no different from what ISIS and the Al-Qaeda have been doing to artefacts in places like Mali and Syria. You are murdering history. And who are you, anyway, to be lecturing Oxford University on how it should order its affairs? Your ?#?rhodesmustfall campaign, we understand, originates in South Africa and was initiated by a black activist who told one of his lecturers "whites have to be killed". One of you is the privileged son of a rich politician and a member of a party whose slogan is "Kill the Boer; Kill the Farmer"; another of you, who is only in Oxford as a beneficiary of a Rhodes scholarship, has boasted about the need for "socially conscious black students" to "dominate white universities, and do so ruthlessly and decisively! Great. That's just what Oxford University needs. Some cultural enrichment from the land of Winnie Mandela, burning tyre necklaces, an AIDS epidemic almost entirely the result of government indifference and ignorance, one of the world's highest per capita murder rates, institutionalised corruption, tribal politics, anti-white racism and a collapsing economy. Please name which of the above items you think will enhance the lives of the 22,000 students studying here at Oxford. And then please explain what it is that makes your attention grabbing campaign to remove a listed statue from an Oxford college more urgent, more deserving than the desire of probably at least 20,000 of those 22,000 students to enjoy their time here unencumbered by the irritation of spoilt, ungrateful little tossers on scholarships they clearly don't merit using racial politics and cheap guilt-tripping to ruin the life and fabric of our beloved university. Understand us and understand this clearly: you have everything to learn from us; we have nothing to learn from you. Yours, Oriel College,
  31. 13 points
    Let the 2020 season begin 😊😊. We had our first tractor pull /Test and Tune in Jordan MN last night . After a few years of battling with the Old Bull I think he is on track for a good season 👍😎I have video not sure how to get it on here ? BJ or my western security official maybe can help Danny
  32. 13 points
    Me and my best friend Wrangler. Definitely a "joke" thread here------but its good to know some faces. Delta Dirt Avon, Ms 38723
  33. 13 points
    Reason I was never locked up in jail: This sounds more like one of MTO's tales----------but is the actual truth. Early 1960s while in college------we had a big "state wide" fraternity dance in Jackson, Mississippi. As the party broke up-----my date had left her purse on the table. Everybody knows the shortest point between two points is a straight line------so I proceeded to straight toward the table to retrieve my date's purse------even though there were 5 boys from Mississippi Southern that I had rather strong discussions with the night before standing within my straight line to the purse. All He!l broke loose------5 of them and 1 of me. But things worked pretty good for me-----there were so many, so close that I was hitting with my fist going forward and with my elbow on the back stroke. More from all schools joined the fracas-------when I felt some big guy put a bear hug on me from the rear. I broke lose and turned to see this big man with a bigger badge------to which I quickly started thanking him for coming to help me break it up . He stated that they were taking me in and commenced to place handcuffs on me-----,saying those boys over there said you started it. Man--------those steel handcuffs were cold and tight!!!!! My good looking date came to my rescue------explaining to the officer that the other guys actually started it. After much deliberation--------the officer determined to release me to the custody of my date. Dang-------I might should have spent the night in jail. A couple of years later we got married---------and I am still in her custody!!!! (coming up 56 years in about a month)😰😅 DD
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    The longer I watch this the harder I laugh😁😂🤣😆 Probably just need more sleep 😄
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    Since everyone likes pictures of new acquisitions. Seemed to be in pretty decent shape and not overly common for this area. It's a 1966 and the same year as my 706 and 504.
  36. 13 points
    around 50+ tractors showed up for the old homes, fun time. My 4 year old boy zeke drove the wheatland, only had to touch the wheel one time when he was getting close to a curb in front of the old home, the 3688 and 230 are my dads
  37. 13 points
    I’m at the point where I don’t give a dam . I’m going to vote for trump regardless of what happens . I don’t care if Trump climbs the Eiffel Tower in Paris and takes a dump off the side while drunk on whisky wearing nothing but a smile , I WILL NOT EVER VOTE FOR A DEMOCRAT after what they have done the last few years .
  38. 12 points
    Today my son and I got started with milo. I have a 2388 that I bought two years ago. Son is running the combine. I am driving a 1991 7150 with a Caldwell 750BU auger cart. The auger cart was built by E. L. Caldwell and Sons, Corpus Christi, TX about 15 miles from my place. The milo is turning out right at 5200 lbs/acre. We cut 8 semi loads today and only got stuck once. Here is some photos.
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    Here are more pics of the Wife's 340. She saw the one in the museum by Bloomsburg last Red Power Roundup and fell in love with it. We stumbled across one last August, rebuilt and restored it over winter. We also put 38" wheels from an H on it. And one before picture.
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    Here is my 15 month old and I on my 756
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    Words cannot fully express how Blessed I feel when we get together. We get together often, but not often enough. Im in the peach shirt. And there has been an addition since this was taken.
  44. 12 points
    When I was a kid on the farm, this was the first job I had to earn extra money. I helped several neighbors bale hay. Some of those old barn hay mows were really hot! Baled thousands of bales as a kid. Still bale some yet today. Now I get to drive the baler and seldom have to handle a bale. Not that I don't like to, but my crew is really good. Here are a few pictures of unloading the last loads the other day. It was almost 100 degrees, the boys said it was probably 114 in the barn. My help for the day is my two boys, two nephews and a niece. My two daughters also help when needed and if they are around. And boy don't tell any of those girls they can't do it! I miss some of the old farm jobs that seem to have gone by the way side, and the chances that kids had to earn some cash by good old fashioned hard work. Pretty easy to tell what brand is no. 1 by my helps shirts too. Thought that was a neat picture. Enjoy!
  45. 12 points
    It's not a matter of "if you can't handle it and don't want it we'll take it off your hands" It's THEIR PROPERTY! And therefore their rules, plain and simple. It doesn't come down to "if you can't stomach it, you have a problem". They don't WANT TO stomach it because they don't like it. That's all the reason a moderator needs. Don't like it? Create a website of your own and everyone wins. You could even call it BuzzFeed and just fill it with time wasting half funny reposted memes and slideshow clickbait! This website is private property, they make the rules and we abide them. It makes zero difference what they are. Again, not complicated. Further, just because someone can "stomach" something, or doesn't get offended themselves, doesn't mean they have to deal with it. A little tact, judgement, and discretion is all that's asked. It's ponderous how that doesn't sink in. I can tell you that if it were my forum and people didn't follow my rules, it wouldn't be just the content that's removed, but the whole account. I've been impressed with the moderators patience.
  46. 12 points
    My youngest is kinda goofy😜 Takes after his mother 🙄😋
  47. 12 points
    How many of you guy's kids like to ride along? I spent countless hours in the back widow dash of a 1486, and the fenders of a 1066 and an 856 as a kid. In the fall it was the hard glove box seat of a 1440, in the days before they added the padding, lol. For the most part, all my kids like to ride. My boys are older now than I was when I started driving alone, but I don't see them doing it anytime soon. Even though we don't let them have much in the way of technology... and zero video game systems save an Atari retro we have, lol.... and they mow yards in the summer, they just don't have what it takes to run equipment yet. Either way, they still like to ride. Today my daughter rode while I was side dressing corn. One of the boys got to steer the 2+2 the other day. He did good! But turning around had to be my job, lol. He said there was too many things to do!
  48. 12 points
    I am smart enough not to try and second guess POTUS. The Fake News takes care of that. He has far more info than we do and who knows what is being done in the background. This is why I hired, The Donald. To get the job done. Some want his Twitter account closed. Doesn't he have the same 1st Amendment Rights that we do?
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