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    I don't see it as left and right (lets remember...

    I don't see it as left and right (lets remember liberal comes from liberty, i.e.personal freedom, everyone treated the same etc so its foolhardy to dismiss every liberal idea...the US tends to use...
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    Please post lots of photos

    Please post lots of photos
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    If I think about it, that's what most economic...

    If I think about it, that's what most economic activity is about - survival. i.e. a large percentage of the population wouldn't go work tomorrow if they all of a sudden were worth $100 million. ...
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    I think you are much smarter than that.

    I think you are much smarter than that.
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    I accept you know more about Chinese culture than...

    I accept you know more about Chinese culture than I do. I'm not much for sleeping woods either, at least since more less resembling an adult. However the article on housework you cite, was that...
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    so change your circumstances if it bothers...

    so change your circumstances if it bothers you....there is no doubt that a combination of shorter work weeks and automation and technology at home (dishwashers to the vacuum cleaner) have given...
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    how many times does it need to be said? "If its...

    how many times does it need to be said? "If its jobs you want, take away the backhoes and give the men shovels." Do you think that would improve the economy?

    Automation has always improved...
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    so you are grinding something to fit expensive P4...

    so you are grinding something to fit expensive P4 AC bearings....what do you do? Grind to the nearest thou and hope for the best after the BFH install?
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    Obama changed the US system from first to invent...

    Obama changed the US system from first to invent to first to file in 2011. I guess for early disputes it would still be relevant?
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    I always like Chicago, but 100% admit I get a...

    I always like Chicago, but 100% admit I get a cursory glace at it. awesome d/t architecture, the golden mill, rush and division, deep dish pizza....the world class art museum.

    but the vibe i'm...
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    we're seeing coil prices as high as 90 cents a...

    we're seeing coil prices as high as 90 cents a pound now (cdn), up from 40 cents last fall. Best I can figure is the mills, anticipated low demand resulting from the pandemic misjudged and ratcheted...
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    I've got a newer bay, clear span, high ceiling...

    I've got a newer bay, clear span, high ceiling bay which is ideal....but I also have this very old section we affectionately refer to as the dungeon. The challenge has to make good use of the space;...
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    why? Are you busting castings? I haven't...

    why? Are you busting castings? I haven't encountered a part that wasn't either readily available commercially or couldn't be made. Somewhat different if its a CNC and the controller is old and...
  14. I'm getting tired thinking about all that work...

    I'm getting tired thinking about all that work Denis. I think I would have milled, welded, forged & filled a replacement (and make it look near identical)....I might have used a chrome moly if...
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    look what I found! better organized than I...

    look what I found! better organized than I thought I was.

    Grrr. file to big for the forum....here, put it on my website ...
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    Its hard to see much with such a small photo, but...

    Its hard to see much with such a small photo, but looks like someone has been in there before based on the new contactor. They're fairly simple - did your find the scanned manual floating around on...
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    thanks for all the ideas. Working through them....

    thanks for all the ideas. Working through them. I'd love to have 5x5 acorn in my home shop but have never used them at work and don't like the idea of embedding them, every hole would fill up with...
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    What jurisdiction was the caller from? patent...

    What jurisdiction was the caller from? patent office?

    All you've got is a bit of bluster from a competitor. you have no idea he's a smart rational player complete #$%#$ idiot. It does seem...
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    This has always been the problem with a democracy...

    This has always been the problem with a democracy as Churchill pointed out, while also noting its the best we've come up with. It's rather suboptimal giving the common person, a well meaning sort...
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    I should have emphasized it more, parts tacked...

    I should have emphasized it more, parts tacked and welded in the surface, e.g. the inside corner of a bin wall gets welded to the the floor while the floor is on the ground. Epoxy is a great idea...
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    ideas for levelling a concrete floor

    I make some fabricated products, various bins, that are best built on the floor which means the floor should flat and level at to say the tolerance that a typical new slab (i.e. flat enough for...
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    Now you speak for what 'most' members here are? ...

    Now you speak for what 'most' members here are? Whether you think it makes sense in give circumstance is hardly the point, its a sensible policy fair to all stakeholders. As I said, if it needs to...
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    There are lots, they are either not what the...

    There are lots, they are either not what the citizens chose or are people who would have little use for that life. Ultimately in a democracy the criticism of government is a criticism of the people;...
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    hardly worth trying explaining if not obvious. ...

    hardly worth trying explaining if not obvious. It can generate a huge amount of noise that can mess up the people who have diligently watched their market and are trying to do a deal. Add to that...
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    stand up for what you think is the truth, by all...

    stand up for what you think is the truth, by all means. Critize both where due. The constant need to compare/defend makes an otherwise intelligent argument seem more like the constant moronic...
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