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  1. 3 hours ago, rjpont said:

    Not always but has become a stand alone show. When Michigan hosted it was part of another show and also when Sandwich ,Illinois hosted it was that way. RPRU has grown since then but I think it has lost some of its diversity. (I haven't been since Lima , Ohio.) It was more appealing to a wider group when it was part of another show. It also allowed for that show to host events not permitted by the IHCc insurance(tractor pulls for one) . Being held in conjunction with a host show also helps with the volunteer shortage, and allows the visitor to participate in any of the host shows regular activities. 

    Yep, the Sandwich, Il RPRU was held in conjunction with the Sandwich Early Days Engine Club show held annually in June; I believe the 2001 show was at Penfield, IL, and coincided with the annual show held by a local club there (I & I ??). I kind of understood that that was how most of the early Roundups were held, until they grew big enough to be a stand alone show. I'm sure there are advantages and drawbacks to each situation.

  2. 15 hours ago, Diesel Doctor said:

    This is what our schools are teaching our kids.

     

     

    Sorry, but I think that excuse is way overused. Way too many kids are learning this behavior right at home. In many ways I feel bad for many teachers, principals, coaches, bus drivers, and janitors, etc that have to put up with entitled, rude, disrespectful kids who learned their attitudes from parents with the same qualities. Reprimand a kid or give a kid a bad grade, and many times those parents are right at the school with "not my kid", or "you're picking on my kid." 

    Just my observation, anyway

     

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  3. 12 hours ago, cjf711 said:

    I have 7 teachers In my family including blood and in-laws.  They are in southern Illinois, Chicago burbs, Kentucky, Colorado and Tennessee. None think arming teachers is anything they want to be part of. 

    if you want to arm teachers at all you need to get teachers to support this, or replace them with teachers who are open to it.  Until then it’s not going to be feasible.  Given that as everyone says teachers are vastly made up of liberal woke types, this is going to be a major hurdle.

     

    I have always had serious doubts about arming teachers, and further, thought it was kind of a slap in the face to the level of training that police receive, especially those trained to deal with dangerous, high leveraged hostage, etc type situations.

     

    "Here you go, Miss Lillywhite... put this weapon in your desk drawer. Then, if some nutcase comes in with guns blazing, you just stand up here and pick him off. It's really no different than playing a video game, or flicking a ladybug off your sleeve at a picnic. Once you finish, you can go right back to diagramming sentances with your students..."

    I do know that looking back over my k- 12 years, there are VERY few (like maybe 1) teachers that I would have put anywhere close to that level of faith in.

     

     

  4. 2 hours ago, Injpumped said:

    Well, after seeing a few more reports, it seems the shooter was here illegally, and is transgender. Wow! No wonder the news isn't reporting all that bs! I cannot believe he wasn't some sort of supremist lol! Very sad indeed! Lets fix the illegal alien problem, and the mental derangements! Disarming legal citizens does nothing!

    Everything I've seen reported says he was born in North Dakota 

  5. Wow, I wasn't aware that there were people out there who lived such sheltered lives! 😆 Glad you discovered it! Corned beef and cabbage is one of my favorite meals, although I do only have it a few times each year. It's best to make plenty so you have a bunch left over... I'll eat it cold out of the fridge either plain or as a sandwich with mustard on it. Horseradish is good on it, too, whether eating hot or cold. Reubens are a favorite of mine, also!

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  6. 17 minutes ago, JaredT said:

    So flame me if you wish and I mean no disrespect to anyone, but I agree with all of the above. I think its neat to see the actual dimensions and factory specs of the logo, it is your identity as a brand of any product that is manufactured, it should be cool. I think its retarded that money was invested in such a foolish manner when that engineer could have been paid to do a job that would have helped better a product, example of corporate waste. 

     

    Pretty much any company is going to be protective and particular of their brand, logo, trademark, etc. It is, after all, the "face" of their company, and lots of $$ is spent by companies worldwide on such branding.

    Also, everything on a tractor, from the engine block to the valve stem cap started out as a drawing by an engineer. Someone, somewhere, put those specs down on paper before each individual part could be built. The outside contractor making decals, nosecone badges, or printing the Buyer's Guides need to know the exact specs, dimensions, colors, etc. of how IH wanted its logo to look.

    As far as it being foolish to waste an engineer's time when he could have been bettering the product... I sort of doubt that the guys doing the logo design were the same guys designing pistons or hydraulic systems.

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  7. Some may say it's stupid, but I say it's pretty cool to see. Thanks for posting. I also think it's an iconic logo, and it was usually affixed to pretty fine equipment.

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  8. "World's Largest Truckstop"... I've stopped by for gas and/ or snacks a handful of times over the years. Never took the time to go through the full museum, but if memory serves they have a truck or 2 in the main truck stop. One of these days when I pass by there I will have to take more time

  9. I know it's absolutely none of my business, and I don't know if this is even your situation or not... but I would be extremely hesitant to sell off a farmstead from a piece of ground I owned if at all possible. I figure even if you think you are selling to someone you think will be a good neighbor, you have no say in who he may eventually sell to

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  10. As far as clothing in stores goes, I don't think it can entirely be blamed on supply issues. It seems to me that this is normally the time that spring and summer clothing starts showing up on the racks. Similarly, I know in past years I've had a hard time finding something like "carpenter pant" style shorts after about Aug 1, because they are all gearing up for fall/ winter.

    Think about those places, too... Sep 1.... all the Halloween stuff is out. By Halloween, since hardly any of them seem to think Thanksgiving matters, the Christmas stuff goes out on the sales floor, then before the big ball drops in NYC, all the Valentine's stuff is on the shelves.

    Just the way it goes

  11. I am not too far from Ottawa. I have never heard of the Russ Johnson dealership, but I poked around a bit on newspapers.com, and found a few mentions of this dealer from 1971-1974.

    My memory of an IH dealer in Ottawa only goes back as far as post Case IH merger days when J. Merle Jones & Sons ran a truck dealership there (i would bet the same location as Johnson was in.) There was a JD dealer a little farther south on Rt. 23, as well. Both are gone now, replaced by fast food joints, cell phone stores, etc. as the town spread northwards.

    Somewhere I have a matchbook and bullet pencil from Tipton Sales & Service of Ottawa, which was, I'm sure a predecessor to Johnson. This dealership can be seen in a few of the movies on the Farmington Implement dvd series. (I believe the 460/ 560 intro for one, if memory serves)

    About 15 years ago, Stoller International expanded to Ottawa and built a new dealership a couple miles north of where the former dealership stood.

  12. Actually, they were all musical in their own way. Mike Nesmith played guitar, sang, and wrote material before he was cast on the Monkees. Peter Tork actually played many instruments from a young age, including guitar, piano/ organ/ keyboard, and even French horn! Micky Dolenz was a singer and guitar player in garage bands before landing the role, but had to leard the drums, because his character was chosen to fill that spot for the show. Davy Jones wasn't really a musician per se, but was trained for the theater, and appeared in Broadway musicals, and had recorded a solo album before being cast on the show. The big stink about "not playing their own instruments" largely came about because studio musicians were used on their first two albums. This was a little unfair, because many, many musical acts of the day used studio musicians, along with the fact that filming a tv show all day followed by recording vocal tracks at night hardly left time for anything else, let alone recording instrumentals.

    Having said all that... RIP to Mr. Nesmith... his talents have entertained me and many, many others for decades

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  13. Congratulations to both you and your dad. I'm sure he's proud of you, and being able to continue the family tradition probably makes it a bit more comfortable for your dad to step back a bit. I'd almost guess he will still help out quite a bit, but it will probably nice for him to "pick and choose" his hours. Hope you both enjoy this new phase for many years to come. 

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  14. Does anybody have any experiences and/ or opinions of a 730 plow? We have one that is hydraulically adjustable. I'm guessing that one or more of the bottoms is siezed up... run the cylinder out and it wants to bend those double bars that the bottoms are pinned to. I don't really like the fact that there is no way to get grease to the "turrets" that run up through the frame. I have been trying to soak with penetrating oil, but no real luck yet. Thought if I could get them free I could try and drop them from the frame, wire wheel, and coat with anti-sieze, but again, no luck so far. Just looking for a few tips, opinions, tricks, stories, etc.

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