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  1. oldtanker

    You think farming's tough here

    That's it? 12.000? Out of 320 or so million? Still ain't gonna happen. They go to grant refugee status to the displaced white South Africans and every liberal group will be marching in the street claiming that the government is allowing white supremacist into the country. It's that simple. It would be political suicide. The truth has nothing to do with it. Another thing to look at. If it were a bunch of whites throwing blacks off of land and and killing them people would demand that the US government intervene with military force if needed. No one will suggest that US military personnel even attempt to recuse white South Africans who are under attack. Sad state of affairs. Many members of the US would demand that the US be censured at a minimum too. Guys this ain't how I'd like to see it play out. It just the way things are. Rick
  2. oldtanker

    Humor, funniest things your kids have said

    One of my sons, about 17 on our 25th anniversary told me in front of the wife, "dad that sounds like a prison sentence, 25 to life". Rick
  3. oldtanker

    It is now time to give back

    Welcome to retirement! Rick
  4. oldtanker

    Christmas time, making maple candy again!

    Very nice Seth. Rick
  5. oldtanker

    The TD 5 gets its shed 👍

    very cool! Rick
  6. oldtanker

    New joke

    Why Chewbacca doesn't shave......
  7. oldtanker

    You think farming's tough here

    I really doubt that the US, Canadian, or most of the European governments will take white SA's in granting them asylum. Too politically dangerous given the ties to Apartheid. The liberals would scream that you were trying to sneak white supremacist in as refugees. In other words, ain't gonna happen. I'm surprised that someone had to write something like that given that what is currently going on in SA has occurred in other countries. What is despicable is the people who think it's OK and just because of things that happened 40 or so years ago that these people are only getting a just reward. These are the same people who claim that there is white/male privilege and would like to,see all US white men punished for thinks that are decades old and few if any of us had anything to do with it. Rick
  8. oldtanker

    correct pertronix ignition for ford 2N

    lol I knew what you wanted and in the Christmas sprite granted your wish.......🤣 Rick
  9. oldtanker

    China back in the soybean market

    LOL yea I know. Good friend had some oats in a bin several years ago. Price started to go up. He sold. Lot of the locals told him he should have waited that they would go up anther 10 cents. They went up another 3 cents and then dropped. Don't pay to get too greedy. He did good IMO. Yea Farming is a gamble. Rick
  10. oldtanker

    correct pertronix ignition for ford 2N

    LOL hey I've said that the Farmall is a better built tractor. I've also said that the lack of readily available field ready implements makes the M about useless. I can buy tons of brand new Cat 1 3 point implements that will work on an 8N. So which is a more usable tractor today? Rick
  11. oldtanker

    correct pertronix ignition for ford 2N

    half a dozen listings on Amazon for the 1247P6 kit too. Rick
  12. oldtanker

    correct pertronix ignition for ford 2N

    Pertronix website shows either 1247P6 or 1247XTP6 for the Ford 2N. The P6 in the number indicates Positive ground 6 volt. The XT is the kit that converts the system to the round can coil. Now this if from a Ford forum. The 6 volt Pertronix EI kit is very sensitive to voltage drop and no starts are common unless the batter and charging system is in good condition. Another vendor I checked also lists that number (1247P6) for the Ford front mount distributor 9/2/8N. So I think they sent you the wrong kit. Google says what the box does, IHC kit. Rick
  13. oldtanker

    China back in the soybean market

    OK cool with due diligence you do better than a lot of guys but you are still taking what they will give. If you were say your seed supplier you'd figure cost of operations, cost of goods to sell and work it out to somewhere around a 5 to 7% net profit for the entire operation. 5-7% is where most businesses try to be at the end of the year, net after taxes. No reason a farm should aim for the same levels. They also try to get business owners to pay themselves. Normally as the business manager. Then as the owner they can also draw against the net profit (that's taxable as income). No reason a farmer shouldn't be doing the same thing. Treat it as a 100% business. But the rub is farmers don't produce something, figure the cost of production, and add enough to achieve that 5-7%. Lot of years some are lucky to be in the black. Like here, dairy is starting to have issues as to who will take milk. These guys here (my BIL is one) really have to go with whoever will take their milk. Bad situation. And some of the smaller guys don't have storage for grain. Plus most of the local small guys are stuck selling livestock as they need operating capital. So they get raked over the coals. We are starting to see the local BTO's (1000 -1500 acres) putting in grain bins like mad. They charge too much to store it at the elevator. Rick
  14. oldtanker

    Grandpa's warrior princess....

    Very cool! Rick