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    Well, yeah, no argument there—but my concern is...

    Well, yeah, no argument there—but my concern is not immediate because I'll be either dead or 102. In any case, the trends that put China at the pinnacle of world rubber-ducky production are working...
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    I would agree that just about all our working...

    I would agree that just about all our working people engaged in the manufacture of commodity products were displaced. It started with crap like molded rubber duckies, but gradually grew to encompass...
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    ^^^^^^^^GD & T is a well-meaning attempt to...

    ^^^^^^^^GD & T is a well-meaning attempt to circumvent language barriers in engineering. Unfortunately it has never in practice become a common language, because it lacks nuance. A concisely written...
  4. A good reason to stake out a niche, and advertise...

    A good reason to stake out a niche, and advertise in print media read by that niche. Feature your website in a few fullpage ads and your traffic immediately goes up.



    Twenty years ago we had...
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    Q: What do the English drink warm beer? A: They...

    Q: What do the English drink warm beer?
    A: They have Lucas refrigerators.

    Lucas wasn't known as the Prince of Darkness for nothing...
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    Sealing a 7/8 shaft is pretty easy but...

    Sealing a 7/8 shaft is pretty easy but groove/gland forms are not universal for rotary and reciprocating. You mentioned a speed of 60 SFM. Is that rotating or reciprocating SFM? What is the medium...
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    Awwww darn.

    Awwww darn.
  8. Distribution as a business model is dying because...

    Distribution as a business model is dying because of the internet. Get yourself a website that is user-friendly and sell and ship direct—unless it would be worth it to you to pay out half the selling...
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    In a previous thread about carriers it was...

    In a previous thread about carriers it was pointed out that they are vulnerable to high-speed missiles launched from inshore positions—which is entirely true, Phalanx and similar close-in defense...
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    No, you only thought it did.

    No, you only thought it did.
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    Luck has nothing to do with it. Brute, dogged...

    Luck has nothing to do with it. Brute, dogged persistence, if carried on long enough, will look like luck to other people.
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    Most of the time your own pronouncements ring so...

    Most of the time your own pronouncements ring so false you might as well be a plant from a hostile government.
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    Right, Jim, you contribute infinitely more to...

    Right, Jim, you contribute infinitely more to America than FedEx. I'll just call you for Monday's pickup.
  14. This old thread merited being continued. Yes, in...

    This old thread merited being continued. Yes, in California treehugging, in the most pejorative sense of the word, is public policy. The place is pretty much the produce export center of the...
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    Sorry, but this ^^^ vision, structure, etc. is a...

    Sorry, but this ^^^ vision, structure, etc. is a lot of management-meeting blather and not relevant to the OP. All an experienced shop owner needs to read is "Cincinnati Sabre" and the fact there's...
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    There's an old saying in auto racing: If you have...

    There's an old saying in auto racing: If you have to worry about whether a bolt is strong enough, you need a bigger bolt. This thread has gotten almost microtechnical in blaming the pull stud for...
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    Bob, what Sinclair would that be? There's a...

    Bob, what Sinclair would that be? There's a Sinclair station within a mile, and the Sinclair refinery across town seems to be doing well (our Amoco and Texaco refineries shut down years ago). Was...
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    We do have tax financed healthcare; it's called...

    We do have tax financed healthcare; it's called Medicare. It's mandatory after age 66. Just about anything is covered. My $500 prescription is about $10. We also have secondary private insurance to...
  19. I have to mention that these MariTool holders are...

    I have to mention that these MariTool holders are really, really nice-looking high quality pieces. And, astonishingly, priced at less than 50% of the cheapest Interstate crap from MSC. This is...
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    Hmmmm. Why are they called "traps?" Why don't you...

    Hmmmm. Why are they called "traps?" Why don't you go back to being retired from manufacturing? It sounds as though your involvement was via a clipboard...
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    MSC #43475060, MARKAL bullet point paint marker,...

    MSC #43475060, MARKAL bullet point paint marker, light blue (light green is also high visibility). They have yellow, white and all the other colors. About five bucks each. You can also buy a big box...
  22. Thread: Recession?

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    Yes, history is clear. In America, Christians...

    Yes, history is clear.
    In America, Christians stopped executing witches three centuries ago, whereas under Islam infidels and apostates are beheaded on social media.
    That clear enough for ya?
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    A guy across the parking lot from us back in...

    A guy across the parking lot from us back in Maryland did that and the next thing he knew a truck full of guys in white moon suits were setting traffic barriers around his shop and taking water...
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    Thank you very much, but the really awesome part...

    Thank you very much, but the really awesome part is having employees talented and motivated enough to count on, now that I no longer work on the floor. For example, women using pry bars and the next...
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    Yeah, like almost all groups behead unbelievers.

    Yeah, like almost all groups behead unbelievers.
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