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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    Two boys is what I was given. I say that because you just can't pick what you're getting and you take what is handed to you. I'm not sure I would have done well with girls, but I'd have managed, I'm sure.

    As far as finding a woman who can handle being married to this job, it isn't easy. She needs to be one tough woman. Mine could take any abuse handed out on a jobsite, maybe even better than I could. Many, many guys in this trade get divorced. I'm not sure if there are statistics, but I'd be curious if there were....

    Best advice I can give you is just quit looking. Give up and be yourself. That is what I did and it worked out for me. Will it work for you? Who knows....
    Amen. I know of a lot of Journeymen that are getting divorced. It's scary almost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    Actually, that IS a problem, but it is not the "main" problem. Our main problem is that we are turning our backs on God.

    The "miracle" drugs I spoke of are not the mood altering drugs you mentioned. No, the miracle drugs are the cures for dozens of diseases that have plagued folks for hundreds of years. And, we are working on more cures every day.

    When cures for cancer, MS, AIDS, and other dreaded diseases are found, they will be funded by US citizens and tested right here. The price we pay for drugs helps fund the research for these cures.

    There is no "softer" American way. There is hard work and personal responsibility, or there is the soviet style of living that our parents fought so hard to protect us from.

    The next two elections are where we are willing to take America back, or not.

    That's the bottom line.
    Yer gonna die trying to protect the very narrow minded behaviour that's killing NA.....
    FYI Vancouver...that's in Canada Art, at UBC .... that's the University of British Columbia....in social world mecca....just came up with about three cutting edge possible cures for MS, some cancer malignancies and AIDS.....and we didn't even need to us the USA style system.....it's funded research from both Govt and the private sector!

    Besides the fact that the 'main religion' in the USA is money.....Tiger Woods NEEDS $500M/yr??.....present company excepted Art, the 'God' thing is becoming a laughable farce .....
    Canada ain't no utopia of how to do things and this place is a perfect representation of the straight up decent hard working ethical Muricans and Canadians but the 'system' is F###ed.....
    And Art if you start defending ANYONE that signs/builds/secures a contract for ANYTHING for $100M/yr......then you my friend are defending Sodom and Gomorra !!!!
    Swaggert, Oral Roberts, Jim Bakker.......How's that religion working out.....bout as good as every other wack F### religion..........it's greed with a 'religious wrapper'..!!
    Hey Art.....when was the last time you were in Canada....or any other country for that matter.....?
    "The quality you deserve is not expensive---it's priceless"

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    Doug, I can tell you are in a foul mood, but you are as wrong as wrong can be. I've been in seven countries in the last 8 years, including Canada. When someone starts to think that they can place a limit on the compensation of another human being, they are headed down the road to become a willing slave to their government. But, good morning anyway, Bret and everyone!
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    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    Doug, I can tell you are in a foul mood, but you are as wrong as wrong can be. I've been in seven countries in the last 8 years, including Canada. When someone starts to think that they can place a limit on the compensation of another human being, they are headed down the road to become a willing slave to their government. But, good morning anyway, Bret and everyone!
    Actually Art....I'm in a great mood but am always amazed at your mutually exclusive championing oxymoronic right to defend disgusting greed and the bible....I don't think I'll EVER have the incredible intelligence to ever put those two together......you're obviously on a higher plane of intelligence ARt....
    As long as you and other's think that way, IMHO, we'll be in the financial/moral/logistical hellhole we're in. I never said it was up to ME to limit the $100M compensation for a basketball, baseball, CEO ....it's a mindset, obviously mirrored and defended by you, that has gotten us all in to this Freddie Mac/Fannie Mae/Wallstreet gimme, gimme f--- everybody else etc....
    Ironic thing is Art....YOU ARE a slave to your government...which is controlled 99% by oil and pharmaceuticals.....!!!! By anyone with any degree of intelligence.....the Russian system 'your parents warned you about' is more democratic than what WE have now!!!!!!

    You win AGAIN ART....you're the man....just keep doing what your doing down there....it's working great for ya'all.......except your p!ss poor hockey teams....
    "The quality you deserve is not expensive---it's priceless"

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    how do you really feel dug??????????????


    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Lockhart View Post
    Actually Art....I'm in a great mood but am always amazed at your mutually exclusive championing oxymoronic right to defend disgusting greed and the bible....I don't think I'll EVER have the incredible intelligence to ever put those two together......you're obviously on a higher plane of intelligence ARt....
    As long as you and other's think that way, IMHO, we'll be in the financial/moral/logistical hellhole we're in. I never said it was up to ME to limit the $100M compensation for a basketball, baseball, CEO ....it's a mindset, obviously mirrored and defended by you, that has gotten us all in to this Freddie Mac/Fannie Mae/Wallstreet gimme, gimme f--- everybody else etc....
    Ironic thing is Art....YOU ARE a slave to your government...which is controlled 99% by oil and pharmaceuticals.....!!!! By anyone with any degree of intelligence.....the Russian system 'your parents warned you about' is more democratic than what WE have now!!!!!!

    You win AGAIN ART....you're the man....just keep doing what your doing down there....it's working great for ya'all.......except your p!ss poor hockey teams....
    I WILL SELL WORK,GENERATE BUSINESS, GO GET NEW CUSTOMERS!
    YOU SHUT THE HELL UP AND QUIT RUNNING YOUR MOUTH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Lockhart View Post
    Actually Art....I'm in a great mood but am always amazed at your mutually exclusive championing oxymoronic right to defend disgusting greed and the bible....I don't think I'll EVER have the incredible intelligence to ever put those two together......you're obviously on a higher plane of intelligence ARt....
    As long as you and other's think that way, IMHO, we'll be in the financial/moral/logistical hellhole we're in. I never said it was up to ME to limit the $100M compensation for a basketball, baseball, CEO ....it's a mindset, obviously mirrored and defended by you, that has gotten us all in to this Freddie Mac/Fannie Mae/Wallstreet gimme, gimme f--- everybody else etc....
    Ironic thing is Art....YOU ARE a slave to your government...which is controlled 99% by oil and pharmaceuticals.....!!!! By anyone with any degree of intelligence.....the Russian system 'your parents warned you about' is more democratic than what WE have now!!!!!!

    You win AGAIN ART....you're the man....just keep doing what your doing down there....it's working great for ya'all.......except your p!ss poor hockey teams....
    Well, Doug, that sure was an interesting rant. I like creative writing. Unfortunately, I said nothing like the things that you mentioned. In fact, I have refuted what you have said on these matters before.

    Anyone who says "the Russian system 'your parents warned you about' is more democratic than what WE have now!!!!!!" has a great need to study history. And, if you believe you have sufficient insight and wisdom to determine when someone has made enough money for themselves, their children, and their heirs, then you are in the wrong line of work. I recommend becoming an Oracle.

    I can debate these issues without making personal attacks, and I can keep to the facts. I see that you don't have a desire for either. Sad, too, because you are an intelligent man, if politically misguided.....

    So, Frankieeeee. Still taking it easy? This was my first day with under 11 hours!
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    shiiite
    i was taking a nap when i got an email alert that woke me up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    Well, Doug, that sure was an interesting rant. I like creative writing. Unfortunately, I said nothing like the things that you mentioned. In fact, I have refuted what you have said on these matters before.

    Anyone who says "the Russian system 'your parents warned you about' is more democratic than what WE have now!!!!!!" has a great need to study history. And, if you believe you have sufficient insight and wisdom to determine when someone has made enough money for themselves, their children, and their heirs, then you are in the wrong line of work. I recommend becoming an Oracle.

    I can debate these issues without making personal attacks, and I can keep to the facts. I see that you don't have a desire for either. Sad, too, because you are an intelligent man, if politically misguided.....

    So, Frankieeeee. Still taking it easy? This was my first day with under 11 hours!
    I WILL SELL WORK,GENERATE BUSINESS, GO GET NEW CUSTOMERS!
    YOU SHUT THE HELL UP AND QUIT RUNNING YOUR MOUTH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by timebuilder View Post
    Well, Doug, that sure was an interesting rant. I like creative writing. Unfortunately, I said nothing like the things that you mentioned. In fact, I have refuted what you have said on these matters before.

    Anyone who says "the Russian system 'your parents warned you about' is more democratic than what WE have now!!!!!!" has a great need to study history. And, if you believe you have sufficient insight and wisdom to determine when someone has made enough money for themselves, their children, and their heirs, then you are in the wrong line of work. I recommend becoming an Oracle.

    I can debate these issues without making personal attacks, and I can keep to the facts. I see that you don't have a desire for either. Sad, too, because you are an intelligent man, if politically misguided.....

    So, Frankieeeee. Still taking it easy? This was my first day with under 11 hours!


    As I said......you're on a higher plane of intelligence....apparently than all of us......you do man ARt.....you win again......all by yourself....you win.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Lockhart View Post
    As I said......you're on a higher plane of intelligence....apparently than all of us......you do man ARt.....you win again......all by yourself....you win.....
    I'm just a former liberal who decided to learn about freedom and individual liberty. The things I was taught in college about Marxism and related thought all led to one result: a two-tiered system of ruling class (think: Gore, Pelosi, Obama...) and all of the rest of us, the "ruled" class, being taxed so that they can curry favor with voters and live like kings.

    Now I am not an expert on Canada, Doug, but I'm sure those weren't the values that Canada was founded upon. I am certain that those were not the values that America was founded upon.

    Because "we are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights," we are ALL winners.

    When we give up those rights willingly, we are ALL LOSERS.
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    Canada was founded on the principle that there needs to be something done about the massive amounts of mosquitoes flying around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayD8630 View Post
    Canada was founded on the principle that there needs to be something done about the massive amounts of mosquitoes flying around.
    Only in Winnipeg Ray......it's the provincial bird...

    It's OK Ray.....Art's flying off the other extreme in the pendulum swing in his middle age since he was flying off the left end in his dumb a$$ youth. When he hits 'bout 88 he'll learn what balance is in the middle....maybe along with the rest of NA...??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Lockhart View Post
    Only in Winnipeg Ray......it's the provincial bird...

    It's OK Ray.....Art's flying off the other extreme in the pendulum swing in his middle age since he was flying off the left end in his dumb a$$ youth. When he hits 'bout 88 he'll learn what balance is in the middle....maybe along with the rest of NA...??

    I am in the middle, Doug. I realized that the media, which according to standards of journalism is supposed to be a presenter of facts rather than a supporter of ideologies, had been misleading myself and millions of other Americans. Fortunately, a new media has risen to take the place of CBS, NBC, ABC, and CNN, since all these outlets have abdicated journalism in favor of activism.

    We were founded as a representative republic, based on our Constitution. When we can return to that model, where the government responds to the will of the People, and not their own self-aggrandizement, then we will be on a road to recovery. There is nothing "extreme" about that model, except to say that it has almost become extinct, and that is extremely dangerous for freedom and liberty.
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