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Reply to If you better watch this. Scary as hell. PC taking over FAA. 6/11/2018 3:56 PM

Feel free to explain how being unemployed is a trait of successful people, and why that should give extra points. Inquiring minds want to know. And before you go there, I don't think they are referring to self-employed. TM

Reply to If you better watch this. Scary as hell. PC taking over FAA. 6/10/2018 12:29 PM

While I can't say I was passed over, I can say that when I was with the fire dept in the early 80s I was told by my Capt. that I could not even submit an application to LAFD because I was white. So, since I did not submit an application I was not passed

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Reply to No more bikinis 6/8/2018 12:01 PM

Then we can have those South Africans come show us where we live, on the map of course.

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Reply to How to secure money to startup a business? 6/8/2018 8:10 AM

Yes you can get deals on used equip. We have a 60K press brake that we picked up for 15K but I'm told it's very hard to get financing on used equip. You'll probably have over 10K just in computers and software (solid works) to interact with your customers. ... more »

Reply to Why doesn’t yamaha update the YZ125/250 6/7/2018 7:19 PM

So you"ll never buy new dishes, sheets, shoes...?

Reply to The biggest flaw with Current PED testing is? 6/7/2018 11:22 AM

When I was a kid, between avoiding the dinosaurs, there were things called pinball machines. The machine had a tilt sensor. You just knew if you shook the machine too much you lost your quarter. You didn't get to argue whether it was justified, you just ... more »

Reply to Your "off" days 6/7/2018 6:22 AM

Since I'm not that great to begin with and already going slow, there's not too much slowing down more to do. So, that day ended with a broken rib. Maybe next time I should just stop? TM

Reply to Your ghost story 6/7/2018 6:16 AM

May years ago, this is about a Grandpa figure to my wife. One night asleep my wife has a very vivid dream that Gramps comes to visit her to say "good bye" It startles her so much she wakes up and tries to sort out what just happened. She looks at the ... more »

Reply to How to secure money to startup a business? 6/6/2018 6:37 AM

From what you want I think your 500k is way low. 15 years ago, our 1 waterjet and just stuff was the better part of 200k. Rule of thumb used to be 2k per month for every 100k equipment purchase. They call it a lease that you buy out for minimal amout ... more »

Reply to i think this fbi agent is in trouble 6/4/2018 7:04 PM

This weekend in SD, cops were after what they thought was lady with a gun at the big marathon run. Cop accidentally shot himself in the leg. Think he'll ever live that down?

Reply to Savatgy's Bike Problem - Chain? 6/3/2018 7:11 AM

Are you kidding? Like that's anything close to what you could get anyway. In addition, the setup they use at that altitude is probably different than all the rest of the races anyway. Performance and reliability inversely related.

Reply to Canada and their bs 6/2/2018 3:06 PM

When I first read the headline I thought it was going to be about the farmers having a protest driving around with trailers of manure where the meeting is being held. When I read the article I thought it was equally as stupid. "Please don't make our ... more »

Reply to Oh no she didn’t. 6/2/2018 5:55 AM

The real question is, Why are you paying attention to the computer instead of your wife while in bed with her? Old timer told me when I got married 30+ years ago, "you best take care of that wife because if you don't the neighbor sure will"

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Reply to Girlfriend vs race track 5/29/2018 9:13 AM

Got a good laugh. the way your user name shows in the little box, I read it first as 2 wheels for them asses

Reply to Girlfriend vs race track 5/29/2018 9:11 AM

The 2 of you don't have to do all the same things together. It's probably better that you have individual interests so you get to spend time with friends riding or whatever. The problem is when one depends on the other for all the entertainment/support ... more »

Reply to Will i get lucky 5/28/2018 6:18 PM

Was the poll accurate?

Reply to 2017 honda crf 450 frame crack 5/23/2018 6:28 AM

Absolutely it matters. You ask others for help and don't even take the time to answer the simplest question, but others should offer insight. Yes frames should not break, so eliminate potential reasons to narrow the possibilities. You think it just magically ... more »

Reply to Air jets on motorcycles? 5/22/2018 2:51 PM

Got one of those on my backside to help me off the chair.

Reply to 2017 honda crf 450 frame crack 5/22/2018 1:08 PM

Why haven't you answered anyone about if it's been crashed? TM

Reply to Welding and Cutting Steel 5/20/2018 10:30 AM

In our last shop we had 3 Haberle circular (cold) saws, all set up for different materials/jobs Totally sold on they are the best choice for the right job but for small shop I think the versatility of the horizontal band saw should be considered. TM