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  1. Currently the Fed has spent $7 Trillion...

    Currently the Fed has spent $7 Trillion supporting the market and big companies. Mostly buying really really bad debt.
    So, obviously, the real people in charge think that money can help fix this,...
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    any shearing is going to leave distortion. if...

    any shearing is going to leave distortion.
    if thats OK with you, then a Di-acro, or an ironworker, or a homemade shear will all work.

    I have a round bar shear on my Geka ironworker, and it has...
  3. I think a big problem with this conversation is...

    I think a big problem with this conversation is about shared definitions, and the lack of them.

    For instance, the word "affordable".

    Anyone who has done any machining knows that, new,...
  4. I know five people so far who have died from the...

    I know five people so far who have died from the virus.
    A college professor from Seattle.
    A writer from NYC who was best man at a friend's wedding.
    An Art Critic from Italy.
    And 2 women who I...
  5. "Socialists" ran Milwaukee for most of the 20th...

    "Socialists" ran Milwaukee for most of the 20th century. The last socialist mayor served until 1960. Funnily enough, those were the years when industry in Milwaukee was the most successful, the jobs...
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    I actually think the scariest thing in this video...

    I actually think the scariest thing in this video is the placement of the power switch of the lathe.
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    dunno if you saw this- it covers slightly newer...

    dunno if you saw this- it covers slightly newer models than yours, starts with the 55. But most things should be similar. ...
  8. Actually, the US government, under Operation...

    Actually, the US government, under Operation Paperclip, brought over 1600 ex-nazi scientists and technicians to work on weapons research. Cant imagine any of them are still working, but, of course,...
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    Yup, its a powered rotary machine. Used to be...

    Yup, its a powered rotary machine. Used to be very common, a lot of used machinery dealers have em. There is less demand for them than the prices would seem to suggest, though. Tennsmith PR-16...
  10. [QUOTE=Mcgyver;3579963] Even though I am...

    Even though I am liberal, I subscribed to the Daily Wall Street Journal for close to 20 years. And for most of that time, there was, indeed, a clear difference between editorial and news. But when...
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    pretty sure its not an aluminum shortage- its a...

    pretty sure its not an aluminum shortage- its a shortage of cans, even though the can factories are running 3 shifts. I would imagine a new can factory costs a half a billion and takes a year or two...
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    Canada, primarily Toronto and Vancouver, have...

    Canada, primarily Toronto and Vancouver, have been gigantic film and tv production cities for a long long time. Since 2000, thats 20 years ago, both have each had over $1 Billion worth of shoots...
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    Except for some exteriors, shot in Washington...

    Except for some exteriors, shot in Washington State, its mostly shot in Vancouver BC. Pretty sure the machine shop, and the boatbuilder, are in greater vancouver.
    I believe a friend of mine did the...
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    I have a Liebherr right in my house. Its well...

    I have a Liebherr right in my house. Its well known to me. Of course, mine is a fridge, but I am watching it carefully for signs of collapse.
  15. I looked at them, but went with a Rheem instead,...

    I looked at them, but went with a Rheem instead, as it is theoretically made in the USA, as opposed to imported from Japan. No problems so far, but its only been 2 years.
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    I am a "minor" corporation- and have been for...

    I am a "minor" corporation- and have been for close to 20 years.
    I hire almost exclusively kids who have graduated from 2 year AA programs in either welding or manufacturing technology.

    I find...
  17. Currently in the USA there is a huge industry...

    Currently in the USA there is a huge industry that is tooled up and working with borosilicate glass- The Bong Industry.
    All "for tobacco use only" smoking devices made of glass are made from...
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    In Seattle, the problem has been that the...

    In Seattle, the problem has been that the property values are based on the ability of the global rich to pay. Not on the local wages. We see a huge amount of out of state and foreign investors buying...
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    lies I spread? look, we may not agree...

    lies I spread? look, we may not agree politically, but I dont know you, and have never accused you of "lying".

    Its easily researched on line, and, yes, its true. Many homeless people, not just...
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    somewhere between a quarter and a third of the...

    somewhere between a quarter and a third of the homeless people in Seattle HAVE jobs. Sure, there are mentally ill people, drug addicts, and drunks, and sure, there are "lazy" people. But living on...
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    I am as liberal as they get around here, and I...

    I am as liberal as they get around here, and I was talking about the shooting days ago, with links. The fact is, there have been two shootings and neither has been solved- we dont know who, or why....
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    Maybe I was completely misreading it, but when I...

    Maybe I was completely misreading it, but when I read "danger zones" I figured he was talking about the "occupation" where the protesters are. Its a tiny little area, at its max it was nominally six...
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    the "danger zones"? seriously? the recent deal...

    the "danger zones"? seriously?
    the recent deal between the protesters and the city has resulted in the CHOP zone being reduced in size. Really, its 3 linear blocks, and a park. And most of the...
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    Returning to the original question of this...

    Returning to the original question of this thread-

    Seattle continues to do worse, especially in machining and manufacturing jobs.

    Recent layoffs include:
    300 workers at SwissPort, which...
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    I know its a lot of work to click on a link and...

    I know its a lot of work to click on a link and read it, but the newspaper article pretty clearly says that because of coronavirus, the jail is not accepting misdemeanor offenders. This has been...
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