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Construction and Building / Shawnís new Hippyland Home
« on: December 15, 2018, 08:14:35 PM »
Broke ground weds 11-12-18

This morning HH6 and I stopped by and they were stripping the footers

Should have decent view of Longs peak from front porch

D.O.T. / Kenís latest build thread....
« on: December 10, 2018, 07:41:49 PM »


Just when I thought I'd have been put in every situation in business I get one coming at me from left field. At this point in my life I would think that most things wouldn't surprise me but then you have "people"...?

So the back story is I have wholesaled steel components (parts etc) for 20 years give or take. I have been in the off road market for just about as long. So last night I log onto PBB and it had been a couple weeks. I received a message from another vendor who I know. He sells disc conversion kits soley, when he started selling he sold kits built by a long time wholesale customer of mine.

GLO always sold disc brake kits, my kits and my design. Paul 15 years or so ago through a mutual friend approached me wanting to buy components. We came to an agreement (simple word of mouth) and I sold him parts and he produced kits. As time went on I started selling his kits for him as his only seller and he would package and ship. Then one day he started wholesaling his kits to another guy aka this vendor who decided to message me on PBB. It wasn't long and this seller copied all of Paul's parts or mine etc....

I'll post a couple screen shots that will explain the dialogue. However one of Paul's design that we built was a component kit to make the 76-78 caddillac rear ebrake eldorado calipers function properly. We built these for Paul as well just never sold them as to not step on his toes. The reality is the parts weren't really Paul's design as GM had built them and then quit producing them. These kits that I started selling recently individually is what has created this drama. 

His message

My response


As always comments are the most entertaining

Humor, Good Stuff, and Red Neck Practices! / Ricin treats
« on: October 05, 2018, 11:57:01 PM »

Humor, Good Stuff, and Red Neck Practices! / Hereís to you Ken
« on: September 28, 2018, 11:43:33 PM »
Thinking the part about teenie weenie is you buddy!


Shops Garages and Barns / New GLO Shop
« on: September 28, 2018, 08:21:14 PM »
Ok, time to start a shop build thread. We are buying (under contract at moment) an L-shaped storage condo. It measures 1125 sq ft, has a service entry door and two overhead garage doors. One is 10 x 14 and the other is 12 x14. 16 foot ceilings, electric thermostat controlled heater & 125 amp panel. Should be able to start building a mezzanine in it next week. After some thinking it will be a wooden structure with solid second story floor. Here she is & I will get better pics of the rest of facility later. Facility is gated & has biometric entry, fully video secured & a club house for the old guys to BS & drink coffee. Members have restroom and shower facility on site. It has an HOA, is taxed as commercial (single downside imo) & most guys tack on a rider policy to home insurance to cover assets. Building insurance is covered via Hoa fees.

Other Weapons / Randall Made Knives
« on: September 27, 2018, 10:56:48 PM »
Anyone have one? If so whatcha got?


For those who aren?t google savvy ^^^^^^

CIEMR / Raising a self thinking, head strong conservative daughter or three
« on: September 14, 2018, 05:44:26 PM »
Long ago my Dad told me something that has stuck with me thru the years. He told me "the problem with you is that you understand how the systems works too well and someday it is going to bite you in the butt." It's amazing how different each child can be in personality. My oldest Baylee takes after me and hardly disagrees with anything I say. In all she is a great kid, hard worker and determined. I couldn't ask for more out of a daughter really. Then along comes Shelby, and she is the most hard headed stubborn and demanding child on the planet. That phrase my Dad stated all those years ago seems to pop into my head weekly when I'm dealing with her. If I say left she says right and has been challenging from day one. Most days I'm pretty happy with her and then there are those other days. In all I have tried to instill a sense of independence with each of my three. Along with that a level head and someone who always questions why, granted that can be irritating sometimes to a Dad who wants it done now and that is all that needs to be stated.

So fast forward to Shelby's freshman year of high school fall of 2018. Baylee is a Junior and the high school in their further left leaning progression has enacted a few new rules. One of which has been a color coded by grade lanyard that is to be worn around the neck of each student. They have always had a student ID, so that is nothing new and it does things for them such as letting them into all home games if you buy that option for your child etc. The new part is the lanyard and having to wear it. Much to Shelby's dismay the campus supervisors mainly Mrs M (think rent a cop but not near as much responsibility and way more energetic) have daily told Shelby to wear this lanyard since school started. Shelby's response has been to say "ok" then not put it on and keep walking. She has always had this god given ability to let things roll off her shoulder, at times it even gets to the point I wonder if she has any ounce of empathy. Truth be known she has a lot and things do bother her but she would never let you know it.

Last spring after the parkland incident there was that whole nationwide school walkout. Well, the liberals in charge here thought it was great and actually promoted the idea. By doing so they kind of dug their own hole a bit. So Shelby since about the second week of school has decided she was going to wage a one man war on the lanyards. What is one to do when they are uncomfortable and do not match your outfit?

Early on her and Baylee came to me and asked for my opinion. I stated well, walk outs are the cool thing now so why not start there? You know use their stupidity against them. We discussed many aspects of the operation. The first and foremost would to be able to deny in case the school admins found out prior and wanted to take retribution. The main problem being Baylee does not have the personality to deny to the death. It's just not in her nature, I told them that if two people know then it's not a secret. Shelby took this to heart and let the discussion die, or so I thought. Early this last week she comes to me privately and had decided in order to protect her older sister that she would be doing this on her own. So knowing the camera system layout and doing her due diligence she had a plan to spread fliers. This is her flier below.

We again discussed her detailed plan and she decided to execute starting on Tuesday. Phase one was to dsitribute these in the girls bathrooms throughout the day. As of mid day she had texted me saying someone was picking up the bathrooms between classes. Her assumption was that it was Mrs M. picking up these fliers. I told her she had better quit for the day. She came home and we discussed phase two which was spreading the word via social media. She set up a privated encrypted account and proceeded to spread the word via a few pages that her fellow students visist daily.

To Shelby's dismay the whole walkout thing never really took off like she had envisioned. Then this morning I get texts from both Baylee and Shelby. "We no longer have to wear lanyards!" Apparently, Mrs M made an announcement over the school intercomm stating it was no longer going to be an enforced policy of having to wear the lanyards. Each student still needed to have their ID on them which was no different than any other year.

So this afternoon the girls come home and Baylee is a bit annoyed we did not include her. I had to explain to her that her little hard headed sister was protecting her and giving her denaibility. Shelby then gave me her theory that the threat of a walkout over these lanyards was enough to make the campus supervisors aka Mrs M back off enforcing this lanyard policy.

Needless to say Shelby all 5'4" of her is walking a little taller at the moment......

Humor, Good Stuff, and Red Neck Practices! / Selling on CL
« on: September 13, 2018, 11:08:48 PM »
So I sell excess stuff on Craigslist. For those that do not it can be quite the experience or headache depending.

As of today I listed a set of snow tires and wheel from my wife?s Lexus. Per the normal you get scammers contacting you who want to send you a certified check and then have you ship them your item via a supposed broker service etc. after you deposit their check. I?m assuming this gives them account info of your bank and allows them to withdraw money? I?m assuming here as I really never took the time to research it. Anyhow I get tired of telling them to pound sand. So now I just tell them yes said item is for sale. Then they ask for my name and address which I have posted below.

Here is my full name and address

Al Coholic
666 Seymour Buttes LN
Hell, MI. 48169

On a similiar note I have a friend who once had an unpleasant run in with a female judge during his divorce. He used to have these scammers send their check to her office.

What do you know about DIA?  :popcorn:

CIEMR / I knew there was a reason I liked Timken!
« on: September 06, 2018, 06:33:14 PM »

CIEMR / So you have nothing to hide?
« on: August 30, 2018, 09:46:20 PM »

CIEMR / Libtards delude themselves again
« on: August 22, 2018, 11:12:42 PM »
OK, so after ten minutes of trying to make a broken link work the best I can do above is have you click on this link above ^^^^ and then click on the sh*tlibs delude themselves again link on that page. Sorry it's above my pay grade, I'll go back to sweeping floors.....

Oh and then there?s this crap weasel making sure he gets paid, I know it?s what lawyers do & I don?t mind watching libtards waste their funds


CIEMR / London is dying, will the US be next?
« on: August 20, 2018, 07:05:33 PM »

D.O.T. / Good news Ken, new radio station to tune into in your area
« on: August 14, 2018, 05:37:26 PM »

Don?t worry, you won?t have to learn Chinese to hear the propaganda.....

I?m sure they?re only here to help btw! :popcorn:

Humor, Good Stuff, and Red Neck Practices! / Trump butt hurt paste
« on: August 13, 2018, 07:27:54 PM »

Ok, so I?ve been itching for a small shop lathe. I had a large Warner swasey engine lathe in my first shop years ago. At present time I don?t have space or need for that monstrosity & capability.

What I really wanted is a south bend heavy 10. I can find quite a few on the east coast and not much here local for sale. My requirements were 10inch swing min x 20-40 inch min work space between uprights with threading capability & single phase power. Good V ways were also a requirement. I wanted something that has been taken care of because I have enough projects. I am not looking at Mathews precision or grizzly as there are plenty of American made pieces in the small tool room size type of lathe of vintage heritage. Most of these the parts are available or can be made to fix just about anything on them. Then there was Ken?s issue that I do not want a repeat of either. Honestly, Ken?s issue wasn?t a factor in any way but giving him grief is always fun. I wanted American steel & structural rigidity. Unlike the American  mills you can find vintage small American lathe units in good shape.

So after searching for a heavy 10 for some time I stumbled upon a Logan 10 x 36 in use. The Logan is a heavy machine at around 800# and by all rights comparable to the SB H10. It has a new motor on it with a few other things being touched up recently. It has a 24? bed on it now which was a new replacement part that this owner was able to find and install. Yeah, wish it was the full 36 but realistically I probably do not need more than 24? of work space.

The downside, it?s three hours up into the Rockies to inspect it, so after much discussion & back and forth I am headed there tomorrow with trailer in tow.


I swear this is what their knocking sounded like.... :tongue: well maybe it wasn?t that loud

Faith Discussion / Testimonies
« on: August 03, 2018, 11:30:07 PM »
Ok, so this conversation below happened on text today between Mike and I. You may recall he is one I have had you pray for through some extremely invasive surgeries and he was also the one who I sold then bought a business from. I believe I had stated he was raised Catholic but was not practicing, leading up to this huge surgery I spoke with him several times. His wife even confided in me and told me to keep pushing.

My current local pastor once said faith is like growing crops, you plant it and let God do the rest. So after considering this exchange for awhile today I decided we needed a new thread. One that can highlight those crops and how they grow. So please if you have a testimony share it here, I'll start off with the exchange with Mike today.

Back story, Mike has flipped cars for years to make income, at present time it is his only source currently. He has been through a lot, in last few years. At times I was and have been very frustrated with him. In other words it's been very tough being his friend and watching him stumble and get tossed around. I know I've had conversations with my wife about what to do or how I can do more.

Hind sight is always 20/20 and I guess the biggest thing was just being there to listen and give him my take. Patience has never been easy for me, looking back I witness the Lord working to make me be more patient and even though I have been given this lesson more than once I'm hard headed in this regard. So below is our conversation from today, these seeds appear to be bearing some fruit.

"..Something strange. Yesterday I found I had a $50 dollar bill, a $10 and a couples $1s. That was it and i couldnt get my medicine. As a rarity I prayed for help.
  Both vehicles sold today within 1 hour by very religious people that told me about their faith. Amazing how things workout."

My response, That's called a testimonial, how cool! :likebutton:

"We grow thru the tough times."
My response, Sure do, I'm glad you had that experience

"Since I'm not able to do much I read a lot. I decided last week that I've spent my whole life judging a book negatively that I've never read. I dug my mother's old bible out of the attic and I'm gonna start reading it."

My response, Start with the New Testament
Read that then go back and study the old. You might want to try county line church too, no judging there and Kruse is a great pastor

"Ok. I'll have to check out which I have. We have a couple around the house of Dawn's."

My response, If I can help let me know

"I'll keep that in mind too. Ok thanks."

CIEMR / Political Phone Surveys
« on: July 28, 2018, 10:38:38 PM »
I?ve had two so far in the last two weeks. Neither would tell me who was paying the tab although the first was definitely Jared Polis Dem or a pac for him to get elected. I made sure they knew I thought he was a DA & would not be voting for him.

The second was more discreet, I still tend to believe it was a Dem organization due to the funding questions of certain programs.

I don?t recall them starting this early in the year on a mid term of all years. Thinking the D?s are worried about their chances in Nov.

Also worth noting, in the past especially in 2008 I lied every time they called and told them I was voting party line D. I guess I don?t feel the need to lie as much this time around. They suck, have even worse candidates then last time and look to be driving themselves off the liberal cliff.

CIEMR / NRA, you know Not Relevant Anymore
« on: July 23, 2018, 05:35:15 PM »

As always the comments section is entertaining if nothing else. Oh and if you have manufactured a machine gun make sure you register it during this next amnesty they are proposing as if someone who would break the law and do such a thing would then turn themselves into be taxed on said item.

Gun Control / 3D printed gun protected by 1st amendment
« on: July 20, 2018, 06:59:08 PM »
This marks the end of gun control


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D.O.T. / Community Service
« on: July 16, 2018, 05:35:54 PM »
A U.S. Marine enters the Catholic Church confessional booth in Manitowish Waters, WI .

He says, "Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. Last night, I beat the ever living crap out of
a flag burning, cop hating, anti-Trump protester."

The priest says, "My son, I am here to forgive your sins, not to discuss your community service."

D.O.T. / Happy Independence Day y'all
« on: July 04, 2018, 09:54:55 AM »
and I'll just leave this right here for your viewing pleasure...... :beercheers:  I think that's called a right hook....


and these "war letters" are hilarious..


So I stumbled across this, amazingly the issue is identical to what I have described to the service tech at Ford. Also note this is the third time my truck has been to their shop. First time it had a fuel injection flush using BJ products. Second time it had both fuel pumps replaced under warranty. It has been doing this intermittently for the last 8k. I will be sending them this video tomorrow morning. I will report back what I find.

On another note I will be texting Norm this as his daughter has been having similar issues with her 2015 although that is a slightly different motor as the 2016 was second gen from my understanding.


CIEMR / How many books come in a set of encyclopedias?
« on: June 23, 2018, 04:56:27 PM »
Answer: more than one so a test may have been a good idea first......

Also worth noting, over 30 average Americans didn?t consider the above ^^^^^ 


New video shows woman trying to resist YouTube stunt that killed boyfriend


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CIEMR / Very sad day for Bourbon lovers
« on: June 22, 2018, 05:56:49 PM »

Bourbon storage facility collapses in Kentucky, sending barrels crashing to ground


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CIEMR / How to reduce gun violence/death
« on: June 08, 2018, 08:46:57 AM »

CIEMR / War on Tommy
« on: May 31, 2018, 10:26:18 PM »
Worth a read, been watching this guy for a few years now. Short of it is he basically was handed down a death sentence for speaking the truth. I?m sure this could never happen in fusa.


CIEMR / Diamonds will lose their value
« on: May 29, 2018, 09:18:24 AM »
So read the article, couple things stand out. First DeBeers owned the diamond market & with a great marketing campaign made everyone believe diamonds were worth their salt. I think the case can be made they were not. Second this article states that it will take a machine to tell the difference between a real & lab grown diamond. I believe that eventually this will undermine the value of the real albeit over priced diamonds.

With all this stated I believe my daughters should not allow their future husbands to go broke for a high dollar wedding ring. I just don?t see the value in it, young suitors be smart.....


That the Jews are apparently contemplating to build a temple on or over & how that relates to say end times prophesy?


D.O.T. / Don, time to trade in the GJ
« on: May 20, 2018, 06:31:09 PM »

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