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  1. Just thought I would share a bunch of random pictures of life on our farm with International Harvester. Enjoy!
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  2. March 18, 2018 this was our house, stayed that way for a day or 2 , the weather was just right.
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  3. Sorry. I didn't have good enough service to upload.... First one is the boys second year on a junior tag, second one is me, third one my cousin, fourth is our mechanic got his first PA buck and he was really excited. As a matter of fact he got bad buck fever . My wife would kill me if she realized that I had second thoughts about shooting that one (she wants it in the freezer). The time I shot I saw what appeared to be a G3 on the left side of the rack and I realized that it probably wasn't the one that I thought it was.
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  4. Here's a the two mulies I got in Wyoming in the early 90's.
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  5. One should never make fun of older people who still believe in Santa, the tooth fairy or the Easter Bunny..... I know people who still believe that Chrysler made a reliable vehicle.......? Rick
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  6. The fix Dont let untrained ignorant dinks operate them. Cool pic
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  7. just my thoughts but get something that is tried/true and bullets are easily accessible, inexpensive, doesnt require a lot of thought around what you might want to shoot with it or sustain having the thing usable in the future. .223, .243, .270, 30.30, 30.06, they are not going away and will kill anything in N/A if you know how to shoot them. Unless you are competition shooting there is really no reason for some special round that will shoot the hair off a gnats butt cause you likely cant shoot that well anyway. honestly if you can put a round in the area of a paper plate you are going to kill 90% of everything you shoot at so why everyone gets all wrapped around the axle and thinks they need some wing dinger lead slinger is beyond me. get something you like to shoot, you dont mind the recoil, and are confident with and you will be set
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  8. This photo was taken in kimball Nebraska , western part of the state . A bit windy there.
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  9. Sounds to me like most of you guys are doing it right?
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  10. Youngest is five and in kindergarten. Other day he came home and there was a big argument about Santa Claus in his class. Last night he lost a tooth. Put it in a zip loc bag and in his bed. About 2 am he came to sleep with me. This morning he woke up and thought tooth fairy forgot him. We had to scrounge around find some change and hide it in bed while he was searching. Can’t wait for all kids to be older. Sneaking around being Santa, Easter Bunny and tooth fairy gets tough on a old guy.
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  11. Everybody loves pics
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  12. It’s real easy. When they don’t believe the presents stop.....for everyone. It was my mother’s method. And we all still keep our mouths shut and I am 47.
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  13. True. But my favorite reply to this is you only die once, you can live everyday
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  14. Mine is 17. Trust me, you'll miss it. Take the bad with the good.
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  15. Always appreciate insider information of the current situation and simple enough even an non-pilot old fart can understand. thanks
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  16. Here's another take, the one I feel is more accurate: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/18/magazine/boeing-737-max-crashes.html? The writer in Ian's article proposes fixes as would have happened in a straight mechanical controlled airplane but the 737 is hydraulically controlled albeit with mechanical backup. I agree with his history with a slight modification. Boeing's original short haul was the 720, which Eastern operated. It was pretty much a 707 but shortened, lightened and generally configured for the mission. The replacement was the 727: Eastern being the launch customer. The writer is spot on that the 737 shares many things with its predecessors, including the KC135. Most, if not all, high speed, swept wing jet have a mach trim system which counters the shifting center of lift at high mach (greatly simplified). It is capable of a runaway but as the writer notes, it runs the low speed trim in the Boeing but not so in other planes where there's only one speed trim which it runs in short bursts. T-tailed jets I've flown have stick pushers which also operate on AOA vanes and will forcefully push the main stick nose down to prevent a deep stall. Stall warning and stick shaker precedes the pusher so it never should actuate. In order to reduce drag modern jets have small elevators and trimable horizontal stabilizers. It's nothing new. You cannot override the stabilizer with elevator. The stabilizer sets a range over which the elevators control but it has the most pitch control. Other I've flown with crucifix tails have stall protection features that will extend the outboard slats, then the inboard if necessary and finally retract the inboards to counter any deep stall by shifting the center of lift aft. So "fixes" abound in planes. My current ride is Fly By Wire, so computers take all of the above in control. In normal laws you cannot stall, over stress, or over speed the plane. In alternate laws it's much the same. In direct laws it's a handful. I'm on my way today for my every 6 month of classroom and simulator training where I'll experience all of it again. You have to as the plane never gets to that state in real life but you've got to be ready. While there's no doubt in my mind that Boeing did a poor job in using only one AOA to control MCAS and not providing information on it there's also little doubt that had the same thing happened to a properly trained US or other non-third world crew they would have handled it as the runaway trim it was. In the course of my training I've been given runaway trims so many times that the reaction is instinctive and automatic. NO ONE was flying these planes! Note that in one the power was never reduced even as the plane was waaayyy over speeding. Our simulator training includes multiple alarms and confusing displays but someone has to keep flying the plane even if on standby instruments or looking out the window. In the course of training (and experience), if doing something gives an unwanted response, undo it! Putting the flaps up gave them an unwanted response so the natural or trained reaction should be put them back down. There's plenty of blame to go around but the crew should have handled it. You can' t get proper training standing in the back of the simulator taking notes. No 300 hour novice should be expected to be flying a 737 anything. The military turns out 300 hour capable pilots after intense screening and training. They don't put a warm body in the seat expecting OJT. Credit this 300 hour pilot actually knew the right thing but was overruled by his 3rd world captain.
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  17. Gary, I never get tired of your stories and pictures. I am 64 and can remember thrashing machines powered by a Huber tractor, planting tobacco with mules, plowing tobacco with mules and horses and picking corn with a H and a one row Case picker. We had our local steam guy with 3 Case steam traction engines. I only remember them being used at his saw mill, never driven around. So keep up your stories and pictures.
    3 points
  18. 55 with 30 gallons of crete, extra room in barrel to carry stuff?
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  19. I would run the deep suck on the rear bottom, always had more issues keeping the rear in the ground here than the front in the clay.
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  20. Lol. Buddy used to be a cop in a smaller town. Said he would rather pull over a stoner than a drunk any day. Said the stoners never wanted to fight.
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  21. I also like stumping them with presents, my daughter was a real nosey one, one year I took a box and taped a heavy chunk of steel in one side, very off balance and awkward. In the other side I put a metal tin with broken glass in it. sure enough she went to get it from under the tree when no one was looking and dropped it with the sound of broken glass. Oh man, did I get some stink eye when she figured it out Christmas morning ?
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  22. We start dieing the day we’re born.....
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  23. Same can be said for almost any crop we grow... Doesn't mean that they're no longer plants. We've been breeding crops for desirable traits for centuries. If there was a money tree, I'd still plant one even if it was gmo!! Lol
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  24. The fear of being alone can outweigh the feelings of the moment. Spousal abuse comes in many forms. Seth, you’re a better man than me. They would have found her stuffed into that toilet...
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  25. I agree with you guys. I never let any animal suffer needlessly. I will dispatch them more quickly and humanely than what happens to them in their world. Nature is not a Disney movie. Years ago my youngest came up to the house with a baby skunk. Don't think it even had it's eyes open yet. He said there was a big fight down by the chicken coop. Grabbed the shotgun and found a big male with one baby in its mouth trying to kill them all with the mother fighting to the death trying to protect them. I killed the male and left. She gathered up what was left and must have moved them to another location because I never saw them the rest of the summer. If I read some of the posts in my thread right and I offended some of you by laughing at this skunks situation. Please except my apology. I will keep on living in the middle of it and sometimes finding humor in it.
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  26. I find it odd that we embrace man made drugs that "help" us through illnesses and pain With lengthy lists of life changing side effects and not a word or dollar is spent to stop their dispersal. But since big pharma spent millions to blacklist cannibus successfully for 80 years, we won't give it the time of day much less research it. I did
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  27. Crazy....we complain about "steering wheel holders" and now is appears some airlines have same calibur in cockpits
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  28. Yes how true. Kinda like old timers running tractors before GPS now having it makes it easier. Put a new guy behind the wheel and when the GPS goes out their done old guys no problem.
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  29. Didn’t see any good shooters during season today while feeding hay a monster eased thru the field right by me and the straight piped 5240 . I might use it for stand next year be a lot warmer anyway.
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