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    Wondered whether PM had maybe changed to a forum...

    Wondered whether PM had maybe changed to a forum about machining and manufacturing in the last month or so. But no, same drivel.

    On your planet, is Joe Biden not cognitively impaired?
  2. And the word of mouth when entering a new market...

    And the word of mouth when entering a new market is satisfying indeed.
    If you sold out to a big company like Lincoln, that's the holy grail compared to the way most businesses get disposed of. I...
  3. You mention having sold the business in 2011...

    You mention having sold the business in 2011 about the time competitors were springing up. It's rare that the timing works out for selling a business; it requires the buyer to believe it's still on...
  4. True, but you don't want to end up dependent on a...

    True, but you don't want to end up dependent on a prima donna. Here's a better way: work hard enough for long enough to be able to lease-purchase some CNCs, hire reliable intelligent people, and...
  5. Without casting aspersion on the OP, his...

    Without casting aspersion on the OP, his voluminous advice is highly generalized and could have been taken from most of the books you can buy at an airport.

    A manufacturing business, while...
  6. The statement advising renting over ownership is...

    The statement advising renting over ownership is bit simplistic IMHO. Owning gives you the ability to lease the premises to your company for $10K a month or whatever. Rent is throwing away money,...
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    Alternatively, the ones with brains, ambition and...

    Alternatively, the ones with brains, ambition and foresight quit and go elsewhere.
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    As a currently active machinist I don't visit PM...

    As a currently active machinist I don't visit PM much anymore because the post count now mainly consists of endless vituperation from Big B and Milland. I bet their keyboards are sticky from dreaming...
  9. So much for the Shop Owner forum. It used to be a...

    So much for the Shop Owner forum. It used to be a refuge from the Death to America forum, but obvously not any more.
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    Sounds like the Nigerian prince who emailed me...

    Sounds like the Nigerian prince who emailed me last week.
  11. We are scrapping a Pedrazzoli Super Brown 350...

    We are scrapping a Pedrazzoli Super Brown 350 semiautomatic cold saw bought new in 2001. Compared to the band saw we had at the time it cut squarer and involved less overall work. However after the...
  12. The auto industry years ago engineered an...

    The auto industry years ago engineered an exemption for bearings, presumably not wanting to reveal where they came from. It could've been fear of being associated in the commercial marketplace with...
  13. That meme comes to mind of the fat naked guy...

    That meme comes to mind of the fat naked guy typing in the dark—you've probably seen it. The obvious inference is that he's in a chat room with pubescent girls, but it's just as easy to imagine he's...
  14. Not a bad strategy, making stuff private-label—or...

    Not a bad strategy, making stuff private-label—or simply with no trademark or origin ID at all. When the Japanese were stamping shoe-polish containers, etc, from salvaged beer cans after WW2 it was...
  15. Well, I certainly appreciate the difference that...

    Well, I certainly appreciate the difference that hand selection makes. However, the vast bulk of bearing applications involves large-scale production, and that no longer employs anybody in those...
  16. Any of you guys ever pay attention to all the...

    Any of you guys ever pay attention to all the various tolerance classes and quality levels? Those are long established, internationally recognized, and easy to verify—which is why Chinese bearing...
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    Googling Traverse City machine shops turns up two...

    Googling Traverse City machine shops turns up two places with an equipment lineup on their websites that seems plausibly consistent with nateacox's claim, but I have to question whether either of...
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    What makes you think Fonda has any claim on our...

    What makes you think Fonda has any claim on our attention? She doesn't, at all...other than to stimulate a reflexive utterance of the word Cunt at any mention of her name—and the wistful thought that...
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    What makes you think Fonda has any claim on our...

    What makes you think Fonda has any claim on our attention? She doesn't, at all...other than to stimulate a reflexive utterance of the word Cunt at any mention of her name—and the wistful thought that...
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    In the pantheon of treacherous cunts, her place...

    In the pantheon of treacherous cunts, her place is right there with Tokyo Rose. She should have done time. In generations past she probably would've been shot.
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    That's the bottom line right there. Automatic 30%...

    That's the bottom line right there. Automatic 30% off catalog price, free shipping over $99, free upgrade to next day air if you ask. No time to waste on ebay, or waiting for the ebay seller to ship....
  22. Even the large-scale rebuilders are competing in...

    Even the large-scale rebuilders are competing in a dying market. Modern engines with computer management will run long after the car itself is worn out, then they just go to the shredder. Except for...
  23. I don't doubt that you do, but your analysis is...

    I don't doubt that you do, but your analysis is subjective. Objectively, your politicoeconomic theory is flawed. Impoverishing the wealthy does not enrich the poor; it's just an exercise in...
  24. B, why in the world are you so bitter about...

    B, why in the world are you so bitter about entrepreneurs who earned ten or twenty times what you claim to have earned in your lifetime? Ever consider the possibility that they may have simply...
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    Absolutely. Consumption-based taxes such as the...

    Absolutely. Consumption-based taxes such as the EU's VAT do proportionately more damage the lower your income. In many US jurisdictions they have exempted food from sales tax for that reason. In ours...
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