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  1. Thread: Recession?

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    It may not be raining where you live- but US...

    It may not be raining where you live- but US manufacturing was DOWN for the first two quarters of 2019, nationwide.
    That is not positive.

    Some people do just fine in recessions.
    My perspective...
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    Uruguay is great- I go there every year. And,...

    Uruguay is great- I go there every year.
    And, its true, the leftist former president, who legalized pot, was pretty good for Uruguay- but the real reason they do so well is twofold- pretty beaches,...
  3. Thread: Recession?

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    not my statement. Its real numbers, from a wide...

    not my statement.
    Its real numbers, from a wide variety of sources, both governmental and private.

    you can certainly feel that a recession is not coming.
    thats your right.

    But all the numbers...
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    I would like to point out that Argentina is so...

    I would like to point out that Argentina is so screwy, in so many ways, both good and bad, that tariffs there are not a model we can learn anything from when applied to the USA.
    They do have high...
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    Technically, Manufacturing is in Recession,...

    Technically, Manufacturing is in Recession, already, by the financial definition- 2 consecutive quarters of decline in production.
    this is not based on my personal observations, but the federal...
  6. I currently have 4 friends, including one...

    I currently have 4 friends, including one ex-employee of mine, who teach full or part time in the welding departments of 2 different community colleges. I dont think any have teaching degrees. My...
  7. If you go to their website, they will help set...

    If you go to their website, they will help set you up with Obamacare...

    They seem to think Trump has screwed up their ability to offer their own plans-
    NFIB abandons support of association health...
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    One of the very few noticeable affects of the...

    One of the very few noticeable affects of the tariffs has been an uptick in US manufacturing of Aluminum. Here are some quotes from recent articles about it-

    Between 2010 and 2017, 18 of 23...
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    Monarch sells the polish made Trens. The SN50C...

    Monarch sells the polish made Trens. The SN50C comes in an 80" length. About 40 grand Canadian the way you would probably want it. Dunno how much extra you would pay to get it from Monarch... NEW...
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    List of Finns by net worth - Wikipedia...

    List of Finns by net worth - Wikipedia
  11. If Monarch was still making an inch/metric 10EE,...

    If Monarch was still making an inch/metric 10EE, my guess is it would sell for well over a hundred grand. But they arent. And havent for what- 20 years?
    No doubt a NEW Monarch would spank this...
  12. I actually bought the wax crayons that Gorton...

    I actually bought the wax crayons that Gorton sells specifically for engraving. They suck. Way back in the 70s, I used to work at a place that engraved skis and they had these crayons that really...
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    You obviously havent visited a community college,...

    You obviously havent visited a community college, or volunteered at one, or hired their graduates, if you think this.
    I have consistently been hiring 2 year AA degree grads in welding since about...
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    Monarch is importing lathes, its true. Their...

    Monarch is importing lathes, its true. Their toolroom lathes now are Weilers. Which are great lathes, but really really expensive. They also seem to be selling a TRENS SN 32, which is a Polish...
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    Guy asks what lathe to buy, and the answer is he...

    Guy asks what lathe to buy, and the answer is he should singlehandedly overhaul a few thousand different locally run educations systems across the USA...
    Well, thats certainly helpful.

    High...
  16. Although much smaller than giant crane beams, I...

    Although much smaller than giant crane beams, I have been doing a lot of welding lately too. All 304 stainless.
    Just finished and installed this ships ladder up to a loft, forged stainless and doug...
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    I cant find definitive numbers online, but i...

    I cant find definitive numbers online, but i think the real number is more like less than 200,000, from 66 to 84.
    Although motorcycles may be kept longer than cars, they also crash more. After 20...
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    You still need to forge the heads first.

    You still need to forge the heads first.
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    standard "black iron" plumbing pipe, usually...

    standard "black iron" plumbing pipe, usually schedule 40, is used and sold all over the world. In INCH sizes, even if everything else in the country is metric. But, some places the threads are...
  20. Nobody, ever, in the history of the world, has...

    Nobody, ever, in the history of the world, has managed to do that. But theoretically, its possible. Maybe when AI's run things.

    Remember, if there were no incentives, there would not have been an...
  21. Ikea built the plant here in the first place...

    Ikea built the plant here in the first place because US workers were so cheap- they paid, including benefits, well under half for labor in the USA as they did in Scandinavia.
    But as the Chinese go...
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    Grant (magpie) is right- you need to find out...

    Grant (magpie) is right- you need to find out which legs of the wire from the bandsaw supply the welder, grinder, and lamp. Then, make sure they are not connected to the generated leg of your phase...
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    Jet has, for the last 40 years, used a simple...

    Jet has, for the last 40 years, used a simple code- "VBS" means Vertical Band Saw. "HBS" means Horizontal Band Saw.

    this VBS was actually pretty common in Washington State in the 80s, because...
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    The VBS 400 is a pretty nice taiwan made machine,...

    The VBS 400 is a pretty nice taiwan made machine, dates back to 80s usually, and dalmatiangirl is right- they are shipped set up for 230 volt 3 phase. You probably could get away with a static phase...
  25. I do have criticisms of our tax system. The...

    I do have criticisms of our tax system.
    The difference between the effective tax rate and the nominal one is seldom discussed or publicized, but quite large.
    And, yes, I think Trumps claims that...
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