The Silent Issue


Commenter BuenaVista,

With respect to paternity fraud, we see the acceleration of female hegemony in intimate and family contexts. They aren’t calling a truce, they’re pushing harder than ever.

Later Deti stated,

The argument against DNA testing, and why it has been banned in France, is that “it’s bad for the children; it doesn’t serve the interests of making sure children are cared for”. The argument goes something like this, and is a subject of Rollo’s latest post.

“If we let men find out whether they are really the fathers of their children, we’re going to create all kinds of problems. First, a few men will find out their wives cheated. That’s going to destabilize those marriages. Might even cause domestic violence.

“Second, men will try to get out of paying for and supporting children who aren’t biologically theirs– even if those men have been supporting those kids for a long time already. We cannot have that, because those kids will then have to go on welfare, and that will strain the government coffers.

“Third, men won’t be fathers and parents to those kids, and we all know that a healthy home life in which those children are loved and cared for is best for them.

“Therefore, DNA testing is bad, and creates more problems than it solves. So we cannot have DNA testing. Men just have to accept cuckoldry, support it, and live with it, because the public policy balance weighs against DNA testing, against men, against fathers, and in favor of children and women.”

I am sure that the ladies out there will not completely understand this, but fellas are deep down really sensitive to this issue.  Here is an illustration from Liz,

Last night we had a few friends over and the one friend got completely plastered (he was out on the boat with Mike earlier, that’s where he became inebriated). He had just broken up with his girlfriend. What happened was, she went out with the girls (she lives in another town) two nights ago and told him where she would be (she texts him about 50 times a day).

It was a bar where they had live webcams everywhere, so he wrote back, “Cool, I’ll be able to watch you online”.

I guess she didn’t get the memo. So, he got online and saw her behaving very badly. While he texted, “I can see you” and then started texting her pictures of herself in flagrante delicato. It was a public bar so it wasn’t like she was having sex, but I guess it was egregious enough.

She didn’t check her phone until later and now she has been calling him nonstop. But he isn’t answering of course.

This is really the first relationship he has ever had where he actually loved the girl and planned to be with her longterm (they’d talked about kids and future plans…she’s in nursing school). He’s also a very “alpha” dude. He’s the one I mentioned a while back with stalkers, and the chick who left him pies and a grill on his front doorstep and still writes to him after years and years. Just turned 30

There’s really no earthly reason I can figure out why she acted so disloyally

The answer of course is once again, that men are much more sensitive to this than women are.  This sensitivity will never go away.

The aspect that is surprising is that it not more of an issue.   The policy makers and media do their best to make sure that it does not bubble to the surface.  Laws are passed in an attempt to preempt any productive usage of DNA tests.  In Communist countries, one means of control was to give the people no hope for something better.  This is where the hegenomy that BuenaVista mentions comes into play.  This is seemingly the strategy here.    Men should not even bother with this issue, because one cannot win. However, will this always be the case?  Will this issue always be completely off of the map?  If not, when and how will it come forth?

And as for the good of the children argument, that is a odd one to make. There are many rules that have been loosened and so many subsidies distributed that lead to results that are bad for the children.  Yet, apparently, we are all OK with these changes.   Perhaps the most powerful argument for reigning feminism in is for the children

 

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130 comments on “The Silent Issue
  1. Yoda says:

    female hegemony in intimate and family contexts

    Wonder if the average person sees a problem here they do

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  2. Yoda says:

    Women like to hide behind “good of the children” they do.

    Liked by 6 people

  3. Spawny Get says:

    in the UK we find that the interests of the children are mysteriously coincident with those of teachers. The least competent in particular (kids and teachers)

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  4. Yoda says:

    in the UK we find that the interests of the children are mysteriously coincident with those of teachers.

    Universal throughout the universe this is.

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  5. Yoda says:

    Commentswise, silent the issue is

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  6. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    There is little to say,k that is why it is quiet. Either the wife is fooling around on the side or, she is not. It is curious that this offense in not chargable now aqnd it was a capitqal offense in ancient times. Back then, they didn’t want to force men to raise someone else’s bastards. Getting the cuckoloed husband to pay for bringing up a child not his own is fraud on a scale that is hard to duplicate.

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  7. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Even though there is a ban on paternity tests in France, French men are sending the kits out of country. They are going to gind out and it looks like the government is siding with bad wives. Not good.

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  8. Ame says:

    “female hegemony in intimate and family contexts

    Wonder if the average person sees a problem here they do”

    ——-

    i doubt it. they know something’s wrong b/c it.doesn’t.work. but they don’t stop to figure it out. or if they do, they choose not to believe it, not to accept it.

    *******

    i think you just got everyone in the states on a spring saturday …

    i’m making dinner right now.

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  9. Ame says:

    Liz said she was out for a couple days.

    i’m concerned about Tarn, though … really hope she’s okay. she’s been in my thoughts a lot.

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  10. Yoda says:

    It is curious that this offense in not chargable now and it was a capital offense in ancient times.

    A luxury good that we all can afford now it is.
    But really a luxury it would be?

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  11. Yoda says:

    i’m concerned about Tarn, though

    This equivalent to a “bat signal” it is.
    But for Tarn it would be.

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  12. Yoda says:

    i’m making dinner right now.

    Invite the bear you might.
    Appreciative he would probably be

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  13. Yoda says:

    they know something’s wrong b/c it.doesn’t.work

    True this is.
    But why confused as to where to look people are?

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  14. Ame says:

    any of y’all are welcome in my home anytime you’re in Texas … including Fuzzie!

    last night … Green Chili Chicken Enchilladas
    tonight … Beef Stew

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  15. Ame says:

    “they know something’s wrong b/c it.doesn’t.work

    True this is.
    But why confused as to where to look people are?”

    the jillion dollar question, isn’t it. they say in recovery that no one willingly goes through the hell of recovery until the hell of living is so much worse than the hell of getting better.

    the untold billions of dollars that have been invested in this feminism lie … well, even just through the commercials as Cill stated before. at what point does one stop, look at all the time and money invested in this lie, realize it’s a lie and they’ve screwed away all that time and effort and money, ditch it all, and change direction? especially if what they are doing is still profitable on some level?

    and then … if truth is relative, what does one choose to believe anyway?

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  16. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    The ten hour version is too much! This one is just rught.

    And, as an added inducement…

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  17. Farm Boy says:

    Fuzzie Bear,

    That bear in the above video looks very much like me when I am in my bear suit.

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  18. blurkel says:

    New Post scheduled for April 17, 2016 @ 1:44 AM BST

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  19. Farm Boy says:

    Spoiler Warning

    I went to see the movie “Criminal” today. The CIA needs the information in the memories of a dying agent, and intend to use this experimental technique to transfer them. The catch is that the recipient effectively has to have a special type of brain damage for it to work. That is where the Kevin Costner character comes in. He is a real bad ass criminal in prison who has such damage. He got the damage as a kid, when his mother admitted to her husband that the boy was not really his.

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  20. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Farm Boy,
    In your bear suit, I have no doubt that you are well recieved everywhere you go. The bear in the video interrupted their romantic interlude and , yet, they fell all over themselves to give him treats and dance.
    More people should wear bears suits!

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  21. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Farm Boy,
    The truth is going to get out somehow. It is like squeezing a sausage.

    Like

  22. Ame says:

    i have a (totally unrelated) question …

    who out here knows who … who’s met who irl … who’s related?

    just curious 🙂

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  23. Cill says:

    “New Post scheduled for April 17, 2016 @ 1:44 AM BST”

    brother blurkel, do you know your post is not scheduled?

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  24. Yoda says:

    Perhaps schedule it for 18th at 1201AM patriarch time one might?

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  25. Yoda says:

    who’s met who irl … who’s related?

    Farm Boy’s little buddy I am.

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  26. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Ame,
    I have never met anyone here in real life.

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  27. Cill says:

    “Perhaps schedule it for 18th at 1201AM patriarch time one might?”

    Done.

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  28. Yoda says:

    Moe and Cill neighbors they are

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  29. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I think it is safe to tay that all the down under contingent is either related or very well acquainted with each other.

    The Tarn bat signal device has been ineffective.Even with a bonus “official” bear video.

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  30. molly says:

    Ame I am Cill’s cuzzie and Sumo’s Molls and Fuzzie’s friend and everybody else’s pain in the neck (heh heh)😉

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  31. Moehau Man says:

    Yes well , I’m Cill’s neighbour I suppose because we both live south of North Cape and north of the Bluff. However one foreigner is the same as another if you ask me. The foreigners tend to look down on us Moehau Mans I reckon. They think we’re illiterate. Well I can read the markings on a rock or fencepost as good as the next man, with one sniff of my nose. One sniff is worth as many foreign words as I can count on all my fingers and toes, which is as close as you can get to what you foreign jokers would call infinity.

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  32. Yoda says:

    Moe and his Mum related they are.

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  33. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    I would hope so! If they weren’t, as Ricky Ricardo would say, “You have some esplaining to do.”.

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  34. Ame says:

    Moe – you’re awesome 🙂

    Fuzzie – that makes me very worried about Tarn 😦

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  35. OKRickety says:

    I’m the new kid on the block, Ame’s next-state neighbor, and former resident of EnZed (pseudo-Kiwi?). Not that it matters, but my brother, nephew, and niece live in Dunedin, and my best man lives in Sydney, so I do have kith and kin down under.

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  36. Ame says:

    OKRickety –
    “Ame’s next-state neighbor”

    well … that narrows it down 🙂

    i’m guessing Oklahoma b/c you mentioned that earlier.

    Like

  37. Ame says:

    OKRickety – i’m new here, too … which is why i asked. this group has been together a looong time. i feel honored they’ve let me, a female, in 🙂

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  38. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Ame,
    Tarn’s fine. It is everything around her that is going to hell in a handbasket. At a guess, I will bet a doughnut that she is at work and can’t reply.

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  39. Cill says:

    To avoid misleading the newcomers I should explain that Moe and I occupy the same body. When I was a kid I used to amuse adults by imitating Colin Meads and I am myself amused by NZ’s own Big Foot myth of the Moehau Man. I put Colin’s voice together with the Big Foot myth and came up with Moehau Man. “And me too”, Mrs Moehau Man (his alert old mum) called out just then.

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  40. Ame says:

    Cill – argh! you men with dual-personalities! absolutely no complaints allowed for pms 😉 🙂 😉 !!!

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  41. Cill says:

    Ame, fair enough. To compound matters, when the urge to write ditties overwhelms me I go by the name of Padawan.

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  42. M says:

    I’m a Kiwi girl in my early twenties, and I’d have any of them (Cill or Moe or Padawan) in a heartbeat, and I’d die of embarrassment if my real life identity became known here!

    That’s all you need to know about me! (blush)

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  43. Ame says:

    Cill!!!!!

    are you just doing this intentionally to give us females a dose of our own hormonal medicine?!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    well … it’s working! 🙂

    how many other personalities have you got in there? oh … wait … perhaps i really don’t want to know that 🙂

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  44. Ame says:

    M – i think we all like our anonymity out here in cyber world 🙂

    i’m glad to make a beautiful, young, kiwi friend 🙂

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  45. Cill says:

    I have one personality which is me, Cill. Moe is my imitation of Colin meads and Padawan is my pen name for ditties. Quite simple, really… I think

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  46. Ame says:

    Cill – and quite clever, too.

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  47. M says:

    “Quite simple, really… I think”

    It really is quite startlingly simple IRL!

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  48. Sumo says:

    who out here knows who … who’s met who irl … who’s related?

    I’ve met Darth Maul. He’s kind of a dick.

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  49. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    M! Many burritos for you too, as Molly shares your first initial.

    Ame,
    I was tempted to go down the multple personality route but, I am having too much fun being a bear.

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  50. Cill says:

    Sumo we’ve met him online. Are you saying you’ve met him IRL?

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  51. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Sumo,
    Tarn has the answer to that. She found Darth what’s her name. Problem solved.

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  52. Ame says:

    Fuzzie – if you ever make it to texas, you’re welcome to come to dinner as a bear 🙂

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  53. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I would love to but, I’ll need a strong chair.

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  54. Sumo says:

    Sumo we’ve met him online. Are you saying you’ve met him IRL?

    What I told you was true…..from a certain point of view.

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  55. Cill says:

    If I have a shot or two I’ll probably understand what you mean there, bro.

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  56. Spawny Get says:

    Vocal? Yes
    Accurate? You tell me

    This was recorded December 4, ARSH 2012, in Colorado Springs to a Tea Party group. These people were all active in the Colorado Republican Party. I gave this talk, and they all told me how great it was, and how right I was… and didn’t listen to a single damn word I said.

    http://www.barnhardt.biz/2016/04/13/god-knows-i-tried/
    (Video version on that linked page)

    Elections are no longer free. They are staged theater, designed to maintain the illusion of representative governance and to enrich the political class. This is despotism. If after this mess that we just went through, if you do not understand this, you are beyond hope. My God. He threw that even worse than McCain threw it. I mean, Obama – how many different angles of attack could you have just rhetorically destroyed Obama on, and what did Romney do? NOTHING. Obama didn’t even prepare for that first debate. Romney didn’t say anything. Romney didn’t say anything about Benghazi. He didn’t say anything about any of it. I don’t understand how it is that anybody can not fully comprehend that that was all theater.

    And then you have election fraud on top of it. Here in Colorado ten counties had voter turnout in excess of the total adult population of the [county]. Not just the registered voters – the total adult population of the county, excuse me, the county. And what did Romney do? Roll over. How can you not see this? How can you not understand? Do not talk to me anymore about elections. There are no elections. There are no more free elections. Just stand over that dead horse and beat it – it is never going to get up. For the love of God.

    Romney raised, let’s call it a billion dollars, which was largely invoiced and cross-invoiced to “consultants”. These “consultants” are members of the oligarch political class. These campaigns are money-making rackets. Period. Full stop. End of story.

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  57. Sumo says:

    That was a Star Wars reference, buddy. Tarn would think it’s hilarious. 😉

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  58. Spawny Get says:

    Assuming that she’s accurate (me no American), this is the kind of woman that we need more of. The only feelz involved are anger. That’s totally to be expected from the content of the speech.

    Brava.

    No wonder Trump has them all terrified.

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  59. Cill says:

    There’s more anger in America than the MSM is prepared to make us aware of. The anger is that the USA is no longer the land of the free and the home of the brave. A lot of them have lost all faith in the country. I struck a lot of that during my visits to the USA.

    I wonder if she did keep refusing to pay tax and if so, what happened?

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  60. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Spawny Get,
    If only a portion of what she says is true, it signals the death of the Republic.

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  61. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Off topic but, newsworthy. Monica Lewinsky has to be the only woman in the last twenty years that has been shamed for exercising poor moral judgement.
    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/monica-lewinsky-public-shame-%e2%80%98sticks-to-you-like-tar%e2%80%99/ar-BBrQmXm?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=iehp
    Can anyone think of anyone else? It’s like they all go out and applauded instead.

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  62. SFC Ton says:

    Yup anytime you hear someone say its for the good of the children you should substitute the word children for “woman” or “me”…. as in the person using that line of bullshit

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  63. Mrs. Yoda says:

    Married to Yoda I am

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  64. Ame says:

    Hello, Mrs. Yoda. It’s a pleasure to meet you!

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  65. Ame says:

    “Yup anytime you hear someone say its for the good of the children you should substitute the word children for “woman” or “me”…. as in the person using that line of bullshit”

    my ex used that all the time. our girls would beg to see him, even call him crying on the phone. but he’d tell them no. then he’d tell me it was in their best interest so their schedule with me wouldn’t be interrupted. once i had to take one of my girls to the ER – turned out to be okay, but it was iffy for awhile. i called him immediately and just assumed he would meet us there. after a good amount of time, and her asking for him, i called and he smarted at me, “I’m not coming there!” it broke my heart for her. when she was little he always took care of her when she was sick. she really needed him. fortunately, they don’t know the half of it … they don’t know of the majority of the times he could have seen them, was scheduled to see them, and didn’t. i learned early on not to say anything till he showed up. that way they wouldn’t be disappointed and heartbroken.

    you’re right that mostly women use the excuse, but a few men do. either way, it’s the kid that looses the most.

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  66. Yoda says:

    Off topic but, newsworthy. Monica Lewinsky has to be the only woman in the last twenty years that has been shamed for exercising poor moral judgement.

    Only because she got in Hillary’s way this is.
    Otherwise cheered she would be

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  67. Yoda says:

    MILWAUKEE — Charges have been filed against a female teacher accused of having sex with a teenage boy.

    Elizabeth Dillett is both a kindergarten teacher and St. Peter-Immanuel Lutheran School’s athletic director.

    http://fox6now.com/2016/04/14/prosecutors-say-teacher-accused-of-sex-with-teen-boy-begged-his-parents-not-to-report-her/

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  68. BuenaVista says:

    With respect to “the good of the children”, it’s a lilttle like our destroying Libya in order to save it, a few years ago. Window-dressing talking points ginned up by Samantha Power to further her thesis that Strong Women like herself, wielding the might of the military, have a Responsibility to Protect. Or, pathological altruism, noble virtue signalling with a side of clinical narcissism, feted and enabled by a bunch of flag officers who haven’t gone to work for Lockheed yet.

    At the granular, sociological level, here’s a bit of local color. I’ve shot the breeze a couple of times at a local lounge with a design prof at the local college. Conversation chemistry, check.

    Then there was a profile in the town paper about the brave lifestyle she and her spouse practice. She has resided in a same-sex marriage, produced two children somehow, and (she says) is now “separated.” Seems the spouse just took the surgical plunge to rid herself of various of her body parts, the better to resemble a “man.” Trans-living in the heartland, yay. (This district is certainly in the 1% of most conservative enclaves in the USA.) The surgically improved spouse goes into detail about how at trans parties the women — whoops, sorry, the trans men — love to pull up their shirts to reveal their scars, where breasts once lived. The prof I know is quoted as saying something to the effect of “Well, actually, this has been difficult.” She looks a bit out of sorts in the photo of the two of them, as in, “My god, our children are in high school and we’re doing this newspaper story?”

    Because how would you like to go to a rural high school and have the opportunity to explain why mommie is now daddy and had her tits cut off?

    I was running a 400 hp tractor and a 50′ cultivator yesterday and half the night. It has an auto-steer function that is remarkably similar to the old analog autopilots in aircraft, including an intercept function! Fun stuff. Anyway, because I know tractors just fascinate the shit out of people here, I’m running half-mile swaths, and turning tear-drop entries into the next swath, just the way you fly unsupervised nonprecision approaches, and being peppered by Prof. Friendly with chatty texts that I answer while the tractor maintains course with a tolerance of a few inches.

    This is a direct quote from Professor Friendly (just to be clear, not the one who went under the knife):

    “I’m looking forward to seeing you. I’ve been trying to come out of the closet as a hetero for years.”

    (I think I have an obligation to science to take the date, but seriously — what if she makes a pass at me? This is a version of the 40 Year Old Virgin that I never considered. I’m not sure where I get training for this.)

    Can you imagine the confused hell her chiildren inhabit? Exactly what kind of monster tells adolescents that Mommie #2 is now Daddy #1, and would you like to see Daddy’s new scars? Because NewDaddy is just setting a brave example For the Children. Note as well, as the happy couple proceeds through their “divorce”, they share custody. And I haven’t been allowed to see my little boy in over three years, or even set foot in his school to meet with his teachers. Because, For the Children.

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  69. Yoda says:

    further her thesis that Strong Women like herself, wielding the might of the military, have a Responsibility to Protect

    Protect what I do ask?
    Make the world safe for terroriists the goal would be?

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  70. Yoda says:

    Any name a foreign policy success of Obama they can?

    Bueller? Beuller?

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  71. Farm Boy says:

    SJW TV,

    The series mother, Frankie Heck (Patricia Heaton), just wants to get out of the house and have a relaxing afternoon with her daughter Sue (Eden Sher). To Frankie’s dismay, instead of a quiet lunch with her daughter, she’s immediately introduced to Jeremy (Will Green), “the man her daughter likes.” Jeremy doesn’t order anything, freeing him up to explain how everything from mozzarella sticks to Horton the elephant is somehow problematic.

    Frankie: So, then, that’s a no on the mozzarella sticks for the table?

    Sue: Oh, no, no, no. Jeremy only eats raw food. He’s not getting anything. He’s just here for the company.

    Frankie: Oh, well. More for me. So, Jeremy, where are you from?

    Jeremy: I don’t like to say I’m from a particular place. I’m against all kinds of tribes. I think we should all just be citizens of the Earth.

    Sue: And he’s not just saying that because he’s from Iowa. He really means it. Jeremy only says what he means, and he only means what he says. He is like Horton the Elephant but with broody eyes.

    Jeremy: Don’t get me started on that book.

    Sue: Ugh. Ooh! Tell her what you were saying about Plastic Island. There is this island in the middle of the ocean the size of Texas that is filled with all of the plastic items that we throw out — plastic bags, plastic containers, plastic bottles.

    Frankie: Plastic Island sounds great. You never have to wash anything. Am I right?

    Jeremy: It’s not a joke.

    Sue: It’s not, Mom. It’s so not.

    Frankie: Where’s our waitress?

    Jeremy: If she’s smart, she’s at the ACLU, fighting for a decent living wage.

    Frankie: So, Jeremy, what does your dad do?

    Jeremy: He’s a corporate pig.

    Frankie: Fantastic.

    Sue: So, we’re all gonna protest outside the science building. It’s just not fair to inject rats with the flu. Rats have it hard enough. And putting makeup on rabbits? Not okay. I mean, it was kind of funny when Bugs Bunny did it to look like a lady rabbit, but now that just seems like they were mocking transgender bunnies. Mom, are you even listening to me?

    Frankie: Yeah, yeah. Hey, how about we catch a movie or something?

    Sue: Pbht! Why? So we can see how few black people there are in films?

    Frankie: Okay, we’ll put a pin in that. Oh, ooh! You’re gonna love this. I found this yesterday. Actually, I stepped on it.

    Sue: Ugh, the shoe of unrealistic expectations. If you took that Barbie’s measurements and put them on a real woman, she would fall over. She literally wouldn’t be able to stand up straight. Did you just roll your eyes at me?

    Frankie: Sue, whatever.

    Sue: You did it again.

    Frankie: Look, you seem to think you’re the only one who cares about anything.

    Sue: Ugh. Mom, you just don’t get it. Your idea of caring about something is burning your bra.

    Frankie: How old do you think I am? That was Grandma’s generation. And she didn’t burn her bra. She just switched to light support for a while. Look, I used to be your age. I understand righteous indignation, but eventually you get to be my age, and you realize you can’t fix everything. And sometimes you just got to kick back, relax, and enjoy a movie with too many white people in it.

    Sue: I am outraged that you think my outrage is just a phase.

    Frankie: Okay, you know what? I am done. I have put up with this all afternoon, and I want my Sue back — happy Sue, sweet Sue.

    Sue: Well, sweet Sue can’t save the arctic foxes, but angry Sue can, and they are first on mine and Jeremy’s list, partly because that’s where they come alphabetically but also because they need us.

    Frankie: You know, you don’t have to think things just ’cause your new boyfriend does.

    Sue: Whoa. Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. You think I think things because a man thinks them? I think the things I think and then I choose a man whose thinking I think is admirable. Jeremy is smart. Jeremy is deep.

    Frankie: Oh, Jeremy’s a knob.

    Sue: That is the man I like.

    Frankie: Oh, please. Look, I know it’s exciting to care about things when you’re young, but trust me, one day, you’re gonna be me. Yeah, I’m your Ghost of Christmas Future. Or do you hate Christmas now, too?

    Sue: Oh, I love Christmas, but I hate the merchandising of it.

    Frankie: Oh, that’s original.

    Sue: And I will never be like you. Jeremy and I are gonna change the world.

    Frankie: If Jeremy wants to change the world, he should start by being less of a douche.

    Sue: Oh, you just want me to be with some boring, un-deep Ken doll. Well, guess what. I will not be Barbie, barefoot and pregnant in her Malibu prison.

    Frankie: It wasn’t a prison. It was a dream house. It’s in the name. And the only reason she was barefoot is ’cause you couldn’t keep her damn shoes on.

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/culture/erik-soderstrom/2016/04/14/abcs-middle-brilliantly-mocks-college-pc-outrage-culture

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  72. Yoda says:

    Can you imagine the confused hell her chiildren inhabit?

    Wonder if they ever consider this I do?
    Or “whatever they are currently doing” the new normal it is?

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  73. Yoda says:

    SJW silliness,

    A professional education consultant and teacher trainer argued at the White Privilege Conference (WPC) in Philadelphia that great teachers must also be liberal activists, and described in detail her goal for destroying the “white supremacist” nature of modern education.

    Heather Hackman operates Hackman Consulting Group and was formerly a professor of multicultural education at Minnesota’s St. Cloud State University, where she taught future teachers. On Friday, Hackman was given a platform at WPC to deliver a workshop with the lengthy title “No Freedom Unless We Call Out the Wizard Behind The Curtain: Critically Addressing the Corrosive Effects of Whiteness in Teacher Education and Professional Development.” The long title masked a simple thesis on Hackman’s part: Modern education is hopelessly tainted by white supremacy and the “white imperial gaze,” and the solution is to train prospective teachers in college to be activists as well as pedagogues.

    In fact, Hackman argued teachers shouldn’t even bother teaching if they aren’t committed to promoting social justice in school.

    http://dailycaller.com/2016/04/16/professional-educator-grades-showing-up-on-time-are-a-form-of-white-supremacy/

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  74. Cill says:

    Buena Vista “I think I have an obligation to science to take the date, but seriously — what if she makes a pass at me? This is a version of the 40 Year Old Virgin that I never considered. I’m not sure where I get training for this”

    I’d be heedful of the weather horizon. If I did take the plunge it would be steady as she goes and between Half Twain and No Bottom on the leadline.

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  75. Spawny Get says:

    Mark Twain musical notes
    Quarter Less Twain – ten and one-half feet

    Mark Twain – twelve feet (two fathoms)

    Quarter Twain – thirteen and one-half feet

    Half Twain – fifteen feet

    Quarter Less Three – sixteen and one-half feet

    Mark Three – eighteen feet (three fathoms)

    Quarter Three – nineteen and one-half feet

    Half Three – twenty-one feet

    Quarter Less Four – -twenty-two and one-half feet

    Mark Four (or Deep Four) – twenty-four feet (four fathoms)

    No Bottom – over twenty-four feet

    http://www.twainquotes.com/Steamboats/Glossary.html

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  76. Spawny Get says:

    Thank fcuk we went metric.

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  77. Farm Boy says:

    Thank fcuk we went metric.

    But of course. Using the Imperial System would be so Imperialistic. And we can’t have that

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  78. Cill says:

    Arr me old hearty, talking to lubbers ye be.

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  79. Farm Boy says:

    Is it “talk like a pirate day”?

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  80. Cill says:

    Shivering me timbers I be.
    Pirate + Yodish day it is

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  81. Cill says:

    “Colour me surprised”
    Arr, “Surprised” the name of the book it be?
    Avast! Bring me my crayons ye dredgies

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  82. Farm Boy says:

    Yodish and Pirate — what a combination. Perhaps we should patent it

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  83. Cill says:

    Shown on antifeministtech.

    WHY EVERYBODY HATES MGTOW

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  84. Ame says:

    Fuzzie – I saw some of your watermellons at the grocery today!

    http://littlebearproduce.com/

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  85. Cill says:

    Reading a full book would threaten the scurvy knaves
    Feel unsafe they would.
    Arrrk! Batten the hatches!
    Demand protection from full books they will.

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  86. Cill says:

    how would you like to go to a rural high school and have the opportunity to explain why mommie is now daddy and had her tits cut off?”

    helm’s a-lee it would be.

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  87. Spawny Get says:

    Avast ye scurvy knaves! Here comes brave Cap’n Pugwash along with his dauntless crew. Make way for Master Bates, Seaman Staines and don’t forget Roger the cabin boy.

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  88. Cill says:

    Kiss the gunner’s daughter she should

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  89. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Did somebody mention pirates?

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  90. Spawny Get says:

    People ask why we Brits swear so frigging much, well here’s an example of the tv shows I grew up with

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  91. Cill says:

    Make way for Master Bates, Seaman Staines and don’t forget Roger the cabin boy.

    Ay, squiffy parley for scurvy scallywags this be.

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  92. Cill says:

    Laughed so much since Edward Teach caught his beard in the capstan I have not

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  93. Cill says:

    Except laugh more when the first mate’s granny caught her bap in the windlass, I did

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  94. Yoda says:

    The best thing since sliced sliced bread it is:
    pirate-yodish

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  95. Yoda says:

    So good that I can’t speck without repeating myself it is

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  96. Yoda says:

    A new post there would be

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  97. Spawny Get says:

    How I see a conversation with Dread Pirate Cill working out

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  98. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    Is Hillary that powerful that she can heap shame on Monica Lewinsky when all of Monica’a coolegues have been put on a pedestal?

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  99. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Ame,
    What a wonderful name for what must be an excellent establishment!

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  100. SFC Ton says:

    The Ton enjoys tractor talk

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  101. Ame says:

    Fuzzie – i’m sure it is! I actually took a pic of the sign, but I can’t figure out how to get it on here, so I just gave you the link to their site. I thought of you immediately when I saw it! I told my daughter who was with me, “Oh! One of my guys over at Spawny’s goes by FuzzieWuzzieBear! I have to take this pic for him!” thankfully, she already knows i’m a bit nuts, so she didn’t think twice of it 🙂

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  102. Ame says:

    BuenaVista says:

    17 April, 2016 at 4:26 pm
    “And I haven’t been allowed to see my little boy in over three years, or even set foot in his school to meet with his teachers. Because, For the Children.”

    this makes me so intensely angry. I’ve told women many times their kids NEED their dads. just makes me want to slap someone.

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  103. Sumo says:

    The Ton enjoys tractor talk

    The first vehicle The Mighty Sumo learned how to operate was a tractor. Couldn’t tell you what kind it was, but my uncle taught me how to make it move when I was 6 or 7.

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  104. Ame says:

    Sumo says:
    18 April, 2016 at 1:41 am
    The Ton enjoys tractor talk

    “The first vehicle The Mighty Sumo learned how to operate was a tractor. Couldn’t tell you what kind it was, but my uncle taught me how to make it move when I was 6 or 7.”

    Sumo – that totally falls under: “Ahhhhh!!!!!!!”
    i can just picture your adorable 6 year old self on a tractor with your uncle – priceless 🙂

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  105. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Ame,
    I don’t remember how old your kids are, so this may be too juveile for them. However, it is a big hit with Mommies.

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  106. Yoda says:

    And I haven’t been allowed to see my little boy in over three years, or even set foot in his school to meet with his teachers. Because, For the Children

    Wonder how she lives with herself I do.
    Reap what you sow one does

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  107. Ame says:

    Fuzzie – that is so adorable!

    my girls are 16 and 18 … and my step son is also 18. the two18’s graduate this year.

    however, my 18yo LOVES little children, so she’ll love this. we also keep a little girl when her parents are both working (mom works variable retail hours). she’s 8, and we’ve been keeping her for four years, so we still watch/do a lot of little kid things here.

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  108. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    There are a lot more where that one cme from. I hope that your daughter can put it to use.

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  109. Ame says:

    i’m sure she will. my daughter is the one who spends the most time with her. those two are close … the 8yo is my daughter’s ‘mini-me’ … fun to watch my daughter love on this little girl, who has gone through a lot these last couple of years. makes me proud to be her mamma 🙂

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  110. Yoda says:

    The Black Student Union at San Francisco State University is defending Bonita Tindle, the black student who physically attacked the white student Cory Goldstein because he wears dreadlocks, and saying a viral video “misrepresent[s]” their altercation.

    Golden Gate Xpress reports that the group met in the quad Friday and read this statement, in part:

    We, the Black Student Union do not support the mass publication of videos, articles and any other statements that misrepresent this incident. This misrepresentation has led to racist, homophobic and misogynistic slurs being directed at members of our organization.

    It apparently gave no examples of such slurs or who made them.

    http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/27015/

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  111. BuenaVista says:

    Ton, it’s a Steiger, which IHCase bought. (They put red clothing on a Steiger.) But it’s still a Steiger. You could run a 100″ boat on the North Atlantic on this motor. Tractors and trucks are all about the motor; airplanes, it’s all about the wing. I’m ripping the best topsoil in the world with a 50′ cultivator, and I have to go to 50% power to shift because the torque (on a hydrostatic tranny) makes the whole monster jump.

    One of these:

    https://www.google.com/search?q=steiger+tractors&rlz=1CALOEI_enUS687US687&tbm=isch&imgil=HiIs0YqBt5oO6M%253A%253ByNCo_OnpTL3EeM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.bigtractorpower.com%25252Fsteiger4wdtractorhistory.htm&source=iu&pf=m&fir=HiIs0YqBt5oO6M%253A%252CyNCo_OnpTL3EeM%252C_&usg=__w_N1vzg–TbU261ZWlG5xRWgX-8%3D&biw=1242&bih=575&ved=0ahUKEwihjZOslpfMAhUMmoMKHR6jC-UQyjcIMA&ei=AUsUV-GIM4y0jgSexq6oDg#imgrc=G5V17s4aX9L-sM%3A

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  112. BuenaVista says:

    Articulated chassis, incidentally. (Rear wheels stear, machine pivots behind the driver.) Now go and back up a 50′ rig. (Finally learned how to back a trailer into the machine shed? Rethink.) The friend who lets me drive this dog gave me a two-minute checkout Same last fall with his $400K combine.) When you fold it up and drive down the road, you have to put the two outside wheels in air over the ditch, etc. I go slow on the 18′ county roads, annoying the deputyd sheriff doing 80.

    Anyway, back on point, the farm wife of my friend gives me a better supper than her husband. He runs 1400 acres that are worth 10-11K per acre. And he owns every one. When they were kids, they were so broke, he says, they saved up for toilet paper

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  113. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    That scheming little shit! That she would try to turn her assault on this guy into one of him on her is hard to swallow.
    It is good that his buddy was there to record it. It is getting to the point where ordinary people may need to record everything.
    I wonder if going on record and defaming a student is enough to get her fired. She is not a student, she is an employee.

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  114. BuenaVista says:

    Sumo, my grandfather also roped me up into the seat of a tractor when I was 6 or 7 and we drove it home from the shop. I couldn’t reach the pedals, of course, and I still remember when I couldn’t handle the one sweeping turn on otherwise straight north/south/east/west roads. He laughed. Ten years later, I showed up after a growth spurt, and he just said, Well, you’re a man now — the only human who noted that fact. He learned Norwegian before English and always had an accent. Of course I spent most of my adult life in office towers, in places like DC, NYC, and Tokyo, populated by people who change a tire by credit card. Or in shitholes we don’t need to discuss. But I’m home now.

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  115. Yoda says:

    Good to be home it is.

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  116. Sumo says:

    i can just picture your adorable 6 year old self on a tractor with your uncle – priceless

    The Mighty Sumo has always been, and always will be, adorable. Give your head a shake, woman.

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  117. Ame says:

    oh oh oh oh oh my gawash!!!!!!! you ARE adorable!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  118. Ame says:

    BuenaVista says:
    18 April, 2016 at 4:24 am
    “Sumo, my grandfather also roped me up into the seat of a tractor when I was 6 or 7 and we drove it home from the shop. I couldn’t reach the pedals, of course, and I still remember when I couldn’t handle the one sweeping turn on otherwise straight north/south/east/west roads. He laughed. Ten years later, I showed up after a growth spurt, and he just said, Well, you’re a man now — the only human who noted that fact.”

    now we have TWO adorable little 6-7 year old boys on tractors! ahhh! and i can also picture a handsome teenager on the cusp of adulthood being honored by his grandfather as he led his grandson to the other side. priceless.

    has BV also posted a baby pic somewhere out here?

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  119. SFC Ton says:

    lol those are impressive machines. never had that much in tillage to warrant anything that large and we had 2 beat up Fords

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  120. My tractor is green. 👯👯👯

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  121. BuenaVista says:

    Deeres are the BMWs of high-end farming, overwhelmingly popular. But they’ve gotten so complicated now, so dependent on electronics, that a single wire snapping shuts them down. And there’s a lot of vibration to break those little wires. In addition, Deere *licenses* the software to run the machines, rendering the customer hostage. The Open Systems Integration in computing, that began in the 1980’s, has made no in-roads in ag.

    This year I’m seeing a lot of New Hollands for the first time. This indicates to me that more farmers have decided that Deere has pushed the cost/complexity frontier too far.

    The guy I’m working for is very successful, but he’s considered a bit odd because he prefers to buy used, and then repairs/enhances them himself all winter. Even his wife nags him to buy new equipment, and to unload his 120,000 mile pickup. So it seems that the social value of Shiny Things exists in rural cultures as well.

    The other problem Deere has is that their sales have been strongly pushed by tax breaks only farmers get — they get to write off 100% of an asset in a single year. (The rest of us have to amortize depreciation over the useful life of the asset.) Well, no one’s going to make money in cash grains this year: there won’t be any income tax to avoid for most guys.

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  122. SFC Ton says:

    I’m not even going to try and spell the name brand I see the most now but yea Deere seems to be slipping around here. We also don’t farm such large tracks of land so maybe Deere isn’t even looking at being competitive in our market?

    Friend of mine is a Deere tech rep. As in he flies out to where ever and repairs what other fellas cannot. That’s a complex machine but it won’t be long before most tractors are unmanned

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  123. My green tractor is from the 1940s. Putt putt putt… novelty factor and a cute backdrop for photos. I had a 1980s one too but I sold it last year, kinda regret that as that one had a bucket, forks, post hole digger, etc. but I hardly used it. Ah well…

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  124. SFC Ton says:

    Also…. The Ton is getting into the farming bidness. Sort of

    Starting a trucking company and will focus on moving food. From a local (nationally major) slaughter house out West, and vegetables back to here. Pretty stoked about it but I want nothing to do with farming farming.

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  125. SFC Ton says:

    LOL in the 80’s we were doing most of our work with a Ford tractor built in the 50’s or 60’s. Couldn’t have been more then 25hp and was held together with duct tape, bailing wire and my old man’s mojo but a hell of a machine.

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  126. “The guy I’m working for is very successful, but he’s considered a bit odd because he prefers to buy used, and then repairs/enhances them himself.”

    Smart guy!

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  127. BuenaVista says:

    Kubota is very popular in Virginia (smaller farms there too) but has made few in-roads with the larger operators in the upper Midwest. And without a lot of dealers, parts and service become major question marks. Deere and Case IH have the critical mass to support a decent parts inventory. But even this IH Steiger is becoming problematic: the steering column broke, there was none available via salvage, and the new assembly (just the in-cab column) is $1800.

    Good luck with the trucking — one of the things I’ve wanted to get done is securing my CDL I had one in my 20’s but let it lapse when I went straight. As the countryside depopulates, no one can get enough help for such activities.

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