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    One of my great regrets was tossing the five or...

    One of my great regrets was tossing the five or six Coleman stoves at my parents when we cleaned the place out.
    A couple of those had been our camp gear from way back when I was a kid.
    Those...
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    I thought they are slate?

    I thought they are slate?
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    Retaining his chit isn’t much the point here but...

    Retaining his chit isn’t much the point here but thank you for providing that.
    Citizenship is more than a piece of paper.


    In any case I know you have good sense so I am done.
    This little tiff...
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    You are going to bat for him why. I made my...

    You are going to bat for him why.

    I made my point plainly.
    I don’t use the language used to describe my country.
    A person who does so has separated themselves from the nation.
    I couldn’t care...
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    “My bias”? “You've got your military all over...

    “My bias”?

    “You've got your military all over the planet terrorizing people. IT'S NOT YOUR PLANET, okay”

    Back channel- let’s let his words speak for themselves.
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    My reading comprehension is pretty good. He is...

    My reading comprehension is pretty good.
    He is not a American.
    If he ever was one he stands against the United States now.

    I don’t like everything my country does at all times but is mine and I...
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    The balance is making a correct assessment that...

    The balance is making a correct assessment that expenditures will increase cash flow.
    Borrowing or not is a separate question.
    I hold cash & try to only use it for certain returns.
    Throwing money...
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    “Do you think tariff barriers will bring back the...

    “Do you think tariff barriers will bring back the textile industry ? ”

    Can they be credited with establishing them?

    I was doing some background reading.
    A open question of how protectionism in...
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    I was referring to the tankers but perhaps...

    I was referring to the tankers but perhaps applies equally...
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    We are entering a period of danger. If these...

    We are entering a period of danger.
    If these attacks were carried out by operatives seeking to inflame tensions.
    Whose?
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    The history of what has occurred speaks for...

    The history of what has occurred speaks for itself.
    Solzhenitsyn wasn't trading in heresy after all...
  12. I have to agree with that. I push most things...

    I have to agree with that.
    I push most things through the Binks 2qt pot except the smallest jobs.
    For detail out of position work on even small jobs it’s nice to work from the pot.

    Who’s to say...
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    Isn’t “Communism Bad!!”? I mean that’s what...

    Isn’t “Communism Bad!!”?

    I mean that’s what they taught us in school...

    Communism: noun
    A system of government where everyone is equal and we all get along because we keep killing off anyone...
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    Ah the ‘holeshooter’. The one injury I got in...

    Ah the ‘holeshooter’.
    The one injury I got in construction was with that drill- it would turn you arm off if it caught you off guard.
    I still have the drill from late eighties .

    Currently have...
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    “there is plenty of opportunity in the US to make...

    “there is plenty of opportunity in the US to make good money. Just need to able to see the opportunities.”

    There is a little mentioned aspect of the training required to take advantage of those...
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    Boats- finally something I know something about...

    Boats- finally something I know something about lol..

    “Money doesn’t buy happiness”.

    What a wonderful balm.
    Tools don’t make the craftsman but they sure as hell make it easier to get the job...
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    I am struggling with pouring coffee down my...

    I am struggling with pouring coffee down my throat so bear with me..

    One of the things I am mussing with in this topic is the factors which align to cause new countries to begin manufacturing in...
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    I really recommend a careful read of this paper I...

    I really recommend a careful read of this paper I cited above:

    https://www.nber.org/papers/w21906.pdf
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    Is Denmark the “giveaway notion”, or the...

    Is Denmark the “giveaway notion”, or the communist/socialist model?

    Asking for a friend...
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    Got it: “Today, U.S. factories produce twice...

    Got it:

    “Today, U.S. factories produce twice as much stuff as they did in 1984, but with one-third fewer workers.”
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    Yes- that is the narrative. Is it true? ...

    Yes- that is the narrative.
    Is it true?

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    I am a simpleton.
    I believe that information is diffusive in a energetic sense.
    Manufacturing capabilities are simple information which was...
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    Hmmmm Nafta seems the perfect canvas. Just...

    Hmmmm

    Nafta seems the perfect canvas.
    Just complicated enough to carry either portrait- disaster or success.

    NAFTA’s Economic Impact | Council on Foreign Relations

    Yes we had a economy...
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    I have been BURIED in normal run of mill work....

    I have been BURIED in normal run of mill work.
    This repair is still in the wings waiting for a bit slower time.
    Terms are just that with the client thankfully- for me it’s the sort of project to be...
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    I watched in real time. My dad used to wake us...

    I watched in real time.
    My dad used to wake us up to see the important bits.
    He as far as possible immersed us in our times- those ocean splash downs...
    It was a cool time to be a kid.
    I remember...
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    “And I will not drink the "Free Trade" kool-aid...

    “And I will not drink the "Free Trade" kool-aid again. I did that with NAFTA- it was a sales pitch that I won't fall for twice.”

    Are you sure of that.

    The economy you defend as robust and...
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