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    Yeah, my dad used to say that not everybody goes...

    Yeah, my dad used to say that not everybody goes broke during a depression.
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    Well, I am aware of the borderline corruption...

    Well, I am aware of the borderline corruption existing up until recently. I had plenty of experience with the good ol' boys who were in charge between 1996 and recently, and of course I learned not...
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    Update on the NASCAR project: Testing of the...

    Update on the NASCAR project: Testing of the prototype cars got through four tracks, Richmond, Phoenix, Homestead and Fontana before the next scheduled one at Atlanta had to be canceled because of...
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    Let's see, in the US as of the other day the...

    Let's see, in the US as of the other day the Wuhan bat-soup virus had accounted for ~550 deaths in 2020 and ordinary flu ~23,000. Sorry, just not gonna panic—nor blame it on Trump. If it does indeed...
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    Uhh...when did that start? :)

    Uhh...when did that start? :)
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    ^^^Can't give this enough likes^^^ Common sense,...

    ^^^Can't give this enough likes^^^ Common sense, anybody? Trump wants to "reopen" the country. Not a bad way to put it.
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    The effects of the "panicked reaction" will...

    The effects of the "panicked reaction" will likely be worse than the virus itself, because unlike a disease which tends to be spread by disinterested, unfeeling vectors, panic is manifested by...
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    About a dozen cases in WY, mostly in a nursing...

    About a dozen cases in WY, mostly in a nursing home. Casper's Walmarts are pretty much stocked back up after the panic buying of last week. Restaurants and bars are closed except for curb service and...
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    The value of a machine tool is what it is worth...

    The value of a machine tool is what it is worth in the hands of the guy buying it. The most expensive high-end machine is worthless if run by an idiot; a smart guy can adapt an old clunker and earn a...
  10. Thread: Recession?

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    And which part of my post was outdated exactly? I...

    And which part of my post was outdated exactly? I received that news the same day via email from a factory rep in China whom I know. Are you implying she's lying? Would the Chicoms lie?
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    In further news, Chinese factories ordered closed...

    In further news, Chinese factories ordered closed as a quarantine measure must apply to the government for approval to resume operations. There must be considerable pressure to stop the cash...
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    Trump will be probably blamed by the media for a...

    Trump will be probably blamed by the media for a recession triggered by supply chain interruption—which is a looming possibility. That the vulnerability was caused by the international...
  13. At least half the rationale for striving is that...

    At least half the rationale for striving is that success buys you a certain level of insulation. Aside from the fact that some random asshole coming in your shop while you're trying to work poses an...
  14. Lots of reasons to prevent access to working...

    Lots of reasons to prevent access to working areas or even the front office. At our place in both cases anybody can come out of the rain into a lobby area but they are observed and have to push a...
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    Cincy #3 vertical in a low-ceiling basement shop,...

    Cincy #3 vertical in a low-ceiling basement shop, between two joists...6 inch hole thru floor to give access to the draw bar, disguised by a coffee table. That sort of relentless dedication to a...
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    Yeah, the downside of literature is the...

    Yeah, the downside of literature is the assumption that the trainees are literate...
  17. They won't have to literally occupy Australian...

    They won't have to literally occupy Australian territory once their navy is based close enough for intimidation. But of course the Greens' goals are so lofty they can't worry about that. Anyway...
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    Uh oh...too many metaphors there, OX. I get the...

    Uh oh...too many metaphors there, OX. I get the humor but it's too clever for this thread. You sound like Thermite.:stirthepot:
  19. Ye Gods. I had a friend who sold his business for...

    Ye Gods. I had a friend who sold his business for several million and emigrated to Australia. The pictures of where he lived looked like paradise...but after a couple of years he came back. He never...
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    Okaaay... (1) 127,000 minus .005 equals...

    Okaaay...

    (1) 127,000 minus .005 equals 126,999.995
    (2) 493,000

    Shirley you mean thousandths?
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    This thread positively begs for this:

    This thread positively begs for this:
  22. Where in Beltsville? Any chance of a pic of the...

    Where in Beltsville? Any chance of a pic of the exterior? When our shop left there 27 years ago I knew pretty much every machine shop in the area. I was glad enough to escape Maryland but still a...
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    Amen. AaaaaMEN! I took the same course in '71. I...

    Amen. AaaaaMEN! I took the same course in '71. I finally realized it was a waste of time when I got one-on-one with the SCORE (Service Corps Of Retired Executives) volunteer assigned to me. ZERO...
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    Yes, they love their code words (whisper "sprawl"...

    Yes, they love their code words (whisper "sprawl" at a planning meeting and watch the blood drain from their faces, like vampires exposed to sunlight).

    We had a planner who professed not to...
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    I couldn't have put it more concisely....

    I couldn't have put it more concisely. Fortunately, although it's never safe to completely dismiss vicious assholes (in the way comedians of the thirties made fun of Hitler) the ultra-primitive green...
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