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  1. oldtanker

    Candidate disparages agriculture

    I use to say that.......now I say "worthless as lactation glands on a male camel". Rick
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    Stay on top of environmental issues

    And? The UN is one of the major organizations that were behind the fudged climate data. So why would I believe them? Rick
  3. oldtanker

    new job

    Nice drive though MT! Went through to take my MIL out for a last visit with her sister in ID couple of years ago. Rick
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    Testing my moxie

    I've talked to him several times.......... Rick
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    Testing my moxie

    Kinda makes you wonder what she says about him???? Bet money it ain't nearly as nice不不 Rick
  6. oldtanker

    Testing my moxie

    They call them things brain buckets.......trust me, you don't need one不! Rick
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    Testing my moxie

    OK, the folks pushing college, and not only college but pushing student to take 5 or 6 years earning a 4 year degree is the government, not the guidance counselors or teachers. They have been trying to keep young people out of the work force for nearly a century. Use to be common for a kid to finish up 5th or 6th grade and then to find a job or stay on the farm because the family needed the extra income or help. They bumped the age up to 16 to quit school because of that right after WWII. Too many adults were without work. Then through the 50's, 60's and 70's they didn't have enough people with college degrees. So hurry up get a degree and get out there and get a job. During the Carter Reagan recession is when they started pusing kids to take an extra year or so with college. It's their own fault if they quit or major in dance and had loans to pay back. Most of those types are trying to follow their hearts without using their heads. Got a young lady here who's like that. 4 year degree in art with a minor in music. She works in a store running a cash register and cries to everyone who will listen about her student debt. Actually most trade schools can't claim 100% job placement. Most schools that claim that if you do a little digging are going only by the students who use the schools job placement services on graduation. Plus they don't track weather those former students keep that job or even stay in the field. One of my BIL's former girl friend went to a 2 year trade school for computer repair. She can't keep a job. Hire her. 1st week is OK. 2nd week she starts hinting that she's smarter than anyone else. 3rd week she will start to tell management how messed up they are and how they should be running the business. I've never heard of her making a 4th week. Military is hit and miss. Say with a "heavy wheeled vehicle mechanic". Most employers know that the a person in the Army is a component changer. They do rebuilds of components at depot level shops. Last time I was in a depot level shop (mid 90's) the only Army personnel in the shop were officers and clerks. All of the mechanics were civilian employees. So if you owned a truck repair facility you might hire someone from the military as a mechanics assistant. Some of us are well aware that the bean counters and some government regulation as behind a lot of this stuff. Especially with cars and light trucks. The customer wants performance, styling and mileage. The CART rules are concerned with fleet averages, NHSC concerned with safety and the manufacturer has to balance that. So the engineers are stuck with designing a vehicle that can only be so heavy, have this much power, have these safety features, meet these pollution standards and come in under this price....... Rick
  8. oldtanker

    Testing my moxie

    LOL yea I know. While I was in middle school IIRC the garbage collectors in NYC went on strike. When it was over and a new contract signed they were well paid for the day and now "sanitation engineers". Never heard a teacher tell someone they didn't want to be a sanitation engineer. Rick
  9. oldtanker

    Testing my moxie

    Guys thing of this is it started back when I was a kid......all i heard in grade school in the 60's was "you want to go to college, you don't want to get your hands dirty" , "you want to be the president or at least a doctor or lawyer". Heck back then teachers would hand back tests and papers loudly announcing the score and telling students who had done poorly "you are going to be a garbage collector". Right in front of the rest of the students. So this trend isn't new. I was a platoon SGT when yt oldest boy turned 18 and graduated high school. My wife was all "college, college, college. This was in 94. I told him you have to have some type of post 2ndairy education, don't matter if it's college or trade school. HS diploma isn't going to earn you anything.......wife was real upset with me when I was OK with him joining the Airfarce. He did 5 1/2 years then went to school! Rick
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    Testing my moxie

    3X plus making bank as engineers........much more than the moron repairing em......... Rick
  11. oldtanker

    The Time Has Come!!

    Well congrats......and welcome to the club. Takes a bit of getting use to. I know all about the legs and them doing what you want.......I'm getting ready for my 2nd knee replacement. They did the left one about 2 1/2 years ago, now it's time for the right one. But enjoy it! It will take a little getting use to. When I retired the first time was the worse. That's because I thought I was doing something important. Then I figured out that I was replaceable and the Army didn't even slow down one little bit when I left. The 2nd time I retired I was forced into it. Didn't mind so bad but man did I get bored fast! So I started farming a little. Some crops, little beef.......grand kids needed me so I retired again. Now I'm finally getting used to being an old retired phart and I'm kinda liking it. Most often don't know what day it is and I don't care! Get up, do what I want and go to bed when I feel like it. Wanna go someplace? I go. Rick
  12. oldtanker

    Upgraded grain heads

    Just sent a message to em for some parts I need for the 1206. Rick
  13. oldtanker

    Old Willie still after it

    Yea I can understand tipping a lot of long necks too numb yer brain after listening to him....... You gotta be careful with that though Mark. They say every time you get drunk 10,000 brain cells die never to be replaced..........doubt you started out with that many......不不 Rick