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  1. [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.
  6. 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...
  8. 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...
  17. Thread: Recession?

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    actually, its 63 million doses. The military...

    actually, its 63 million doses.
    The military would take about 100 years to use them up.

    U.S. left with 63 million doses of hydroxychloroquine after FDA rules it doesn’t help against coronavirus...
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    The thief was not a protester. The cops caught...

    The thief was not a protester. The cops caught him, and he specializes in car dealers. So, protest or no protest, this guy was breaking into car dealers. Turns out the police had already arrested him...
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    So you are saying California won the Civil War?...

    So you are saying California won the Civil War?
    Because, obviously, they are the dominant state, economically, in the USA, as well as equal to the fifth biggest economy of countries globally.
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    Today the Public Works department delivered nice...

    Today the Public Works department delivered nice new concrete barricades, but reduced the closed streets by quite a bit, as the City has been negotiating with the protesters, and they came to an...
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    I would call wagner and get a quote for exactly...

    I would call wagner and get a quote for exactly what you want. In decent quantity, 50 or 100 pieces, I bet they will beat the catalog price.
    They have all kinds of benders, and can do this with the...
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    This is absolutely true. But the OP was asking...

    This is absolutely true.

    But the OP was asking about Molten Salt Baths-- which are generally at least 400 degrees, and usually more in the range of 800 to 1000.

    Molten Salt baths are most...
  23. Thread: Sanding Belts

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    Rust never sleeps, and glue doesnt last. - Neil...

    Rust never sleeps, and glue doesnt last. - Neil Young.
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    I kinda wonder where you were during history...

    I kinda wonder where you were during history class.

    these "riots" are pretty small time.

    Fer instance, I was living in LA in 1992, when the Rodney King verdict came down.
    63 people were...
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    there is no doubt that some people have moved out...

    there is no doubt that some people have moved out of california.
    and others continue to move in.

    And the AQMD (air quality management district) in the LA area is particularly strict.
    But that...
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