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  1. Missing Argentinian Sub

    I remember touring the U-505 as a kid. I was little and that thing was cramped as hell even being kid-sized. I feel for those guys.
  2. What IS harrassment?

    I guess it might depend on your Mom. I had a strict one.
  3. What IS harrassment?

    Here's what I was given as a guideline when I entered the corp. workforce in 1994. "Don't wear, do or say anything you wouldn't in front of your Mother." Seems simple and sage.
  4. I got divorced today.

  5. Family Farm$

    My crop insurance is stupid cheap Tom. My liability insurance is insanely expensive.
  6. S/S EDMUND FITZGERALD 42 years ago today

    I have a collection shipwreck pieces I've found over the years. The only one I can attribute is to a tug that caught fire by the channel, the Lewis Wallace. The most interesting piece I found while looking for petoskeys as a kid. It still has the big square nail in it. As the wood dried, the nail came loose and you can now pull it out of its hole. This is close to my cottage. Not my photo.
  7. Family Farm$

    " reward not just soy, cotton, corn and other commodity farmers but also everyone from livestock producers to GMO seed companies to crop insurers; and encourage farmers to overproduce quantities of crops we don't particularly want or need." The bolded part is huge. So, I pay crop insurance to the 'insurance company'. They tend to be an offshore shell company that's owned (in many cases) by the Monsantos of the world. Here's the weird part. I pay them money. These guys are only on the hook to reimburse 20%. Well, I get reimbursed 80% of last year's value. Who pays the difference? You do. Corn is worth less this year than last. Does that matter? Do they take a spot price at the time of damage? No. If some guy in Ethiopia is trying to scratch out a living by farming and competing on a global market where we have subsidized crops and they do not, how is he gonna make a go of it? Why do you think China buys millions of tons of soybeans from us every year? It's so embarrassing that when we sell it, the data spells out how many tons we sold but under 'Destination', it says unknown. That means China. I mostly agree with the article. Scrap the bill. The only thing that should be contained in it is SNAP. Kill the rest. Make big Ag and their insurance companies pay their way like the little guy does... And if my cousins read this, you'll never hear from me again since that's the MacMillan family. Read this and get angry - https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5012400
  8. Keystone Pipeline Will Not Use American Steel

    I used to make it out of WVO, methanol and lye to put in the Kubota. The WVO was free. My Kubota 1800GS liked it but then I bought a ZTR commercial mower since I wasn't using attachments and just needed a pure mower. I still have a lot of WVO in 5 gallon jugs. I was thinking about soaking logs and using it as heat in the workshop.
  9. Keystone Pipeline Will Not Use American Steel

    I hope they weren't common rails. Bio is no good for them.
  10. Keystone Pipeline Will Not Use American Steel

    Sorry. Facts suck and they don't pay consulting fees for things they already know. I'm just a fucking farmer. We're required to have tons of training with chemical spills. Outcomes are generally bad. Hire expensive people to dig it up and haul it off. Fill hole. Pay fines. If I have a little red diesel spill, I have to do this. Or, I could say nothing and do it myself but that's illegal for some reason. Trans Canada will likely 'take care of it' themselves. Wonder why?
  11. Keystone Pipeline Will Not Use American Steel

    Take some Zippo fluid and pour it into one of your house plants. Wait a week and see how that works out for ya.
  12. Keystone Pipeline Will Not Use American Steel

    They're going to clean it up...OK. That's fragile land. You can clean all you like. Ruined is ruined.
  13. Keystone Pipeline Will Not Use American Steel

    They know. It's a cost benefit analysis with them. They don't care about the environment. I'm sure the people along the Kalamazoo River share your faith. I'd tell them they need to maintain their shit and not build things to the lowest price. From Oil Sands Magazine: "Hydrotransport lines are some of the most maintenance intensive components of a Bitumen Production facility. Abrasive silica sand and entrained oxygen in the process water cause both erosion and corrosion of both the pumps and pipelines. Aside from good preventative maintenance planning, the overall reliability of the system can be greatly improved through intelligent design and good operating practices."
  14. Keystone Pipeline Will Not Use American Steel

    Like pumping sand through steel pipes negligent? What's that stuff called where they put sand on paper so you can reduce thickness by scrubbing it on something?
  15. Keystone Pipeline Will Not Use American Steel

    Just superfund it.