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Clod    Posted 07-04-2004 at 16:27:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Everywhere a big truck makes a sharp turn ,There is a big rut out past the concrete.Those engineers who design pavement for highways and streets should become truckdrivers for five years.If your car or pickup hits the ruts on the inside turn you will loose your suspension and may wreck.Here is my plan if I am elected to some position I could have power to do this. Get the concrete companies to dump their excess concrete in the ruts.But before that dig the area wider so the trucks can turn. Make it deep because the concrete is free. It being much thicker than the pavement nearby,It will be much stronger. The concrete can be free because they cant dump excess anywhere they please these days. The next operation is to paint highway and street names on the pavement,The kids turn signs or steal them ,They are hard to see .. mark the names often so you can know you are on the road you intend to be on.

Jet9N    Posted 07-04-2004 at 18:53:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
My wife's uncle used to work for the county
highway dept. When they redid the road past our
place we asked why the corners wre so square
which is what you're concerned about. He said
we have to wait until the state inspects the
work to get state funds, they after we get the
state money we can come back and do it right.

Wonderful state engineering dept. My impression
is the more they impede the normal flow of
traffic the better they are considered to be
doing their job.



well if you run for offic    Posted 07-04-2004 at 16:29:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
don't count on Aprille's vote til you make ammends about the job situation below :^)

Clod    Posted 07-04-2004 at 16:41:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Can you weld exotic metals? Underwater weld? There are many jobs available IF you know a trick worth a large paycheck to an employer.I can do neither of the above. But it all depends on what you can do that the businessman needs badly.He aint gona do it himself so he pays what he must to get another to save him personal labor. Im going get something. BRB.

Ron/PA    Posted 07-04-2004 at 17:28:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
First of all, you have to go to Boston, them streets were too narrow for Paul Revere, his knees scraped on both sides, now they want to run trucks 102" wide, and trailers 53'long. There ain't enough concrete in the world to correct that problem.
The more skills you can offer to an employer the less downtime you'll have between jobs.
I can't count the number of jobs I've lost for every reason. I can count the number of paychecks I've lost, and it hasn't been many. Some much less than I'd like but I could always offer someone something to keep the wolf away from the door.
Ron, who probably could flip burgers iffen he hadda.

Clod    Posted 07-04-2004 at 17:39:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
There was a lot of jobs and there still is .Except we let folks come across the borders to help us.But I look around diffrent places and see where a guy who has a skill that is in demand has always got a job if he looks for it. These days things are changing fast.You have to go to school every year to work on late model autos,Now heavy equipment has computer controls. Those who sit in the library do a bit better than those who study in the nightclubs.

Ron/PA    Posted 07-04-2004 at 17:57:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
That study program is depressing (GRIN)
I'm sure I don't have to remind you, that as all of the mechanics of today learn their trades on the computerized machines, a demand is developing for mechanics on the older units.
Case in point, just try to find a mechanic under 30 that can work on points, or a magneto,, That in itself creates a whole new class of jobs. Guess that means guys like you and I huh?

Clod    Posted 07-04-2004 at 18:17:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
EXACTLY Ron Pa..I worked in shop in Lousianna which I was the only one who knew the old stuff,,That was a lucky break for me.

Burrhead    Posted 07-04-2004 at 18:09:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
I know that's right Ron. I asked a training school ASE Certified whipper snapper here while back if he knew how to run the rack on my old style Cummins. After blowing smoke in my rear for 30 minutes I knew he did not. He said he would have to put the engine on the computer to be sure what needs adjusted.

His work buddy was gonna be smart alec and asked me if I knew how. I went ahead and run the rack but would'nt show or tell either one of them how to do it.

Ron/PA    Posted 07-04-2004 at 19:52:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yeah, we still have a few old style mechanics around but I'm really worried about what will happen when they quit. The 'puter will analyze the problems with the new ones, but it takes a tuned ear, to take care of the older ones.
A buddy of mine, owns a body shop and they do some great restoration work. They had a 38 ford in for body off, restore job. Lost half a day 'til the boss got back and explained positive ground systen to them.
Our local John Deere dealership has 2 mechanics that never saw a set of points til they came to work there. Neither of them could understand the reason for a screwdriver and a matchpack in the glove compartment of an older car.
Just to date myself, my 89 dakota doesn't have automatic brake adjusters on it, took 'em out and my inspection shop can't understand the concept of adjusting them once a month.

Clod    Posted 07-04-2004 at 18:24:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes..It is the gun rack.. I run em all the time Ron .

Burrhead    Posted 07-04-2004 at 18:28:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
I can run a gun rack too.;^)

Clod    Posted 07-04-2004 at 18:51:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh there you are Burr..I can run a deer rack too,,Clean out of the woods.

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