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mandan14shooter 74 posts  |  Last Activity: Aug 28, 2014 6:23 PM Member since: Nov 15, 2011
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    Working overtime....

    by mandan14shooter Aug 28, 2014 12:09 PM
    mandan14shooter mandan14shooter Aug 28, 2014 6:23 PM Flag

    Saving money?? 50 steps from our shop, Boeing had their own heat treating area. If i remember right, they had two workers on days, two on swing and one on graveyard and they shared a supervisor from another area. In house heat treating with their own inspector. Now, they truck the parts down to the Auburn area by Boeing drivers (30+ miles each way) and have their heat treating and inspecting out of house and then truck the parts back. That is not cost effective by any stretch of the imagination and i don't think quality control is nearly as good. my humble opinion of course....

  • mandan14shooter by mandan14shooter Aug 28, 2014 12:09 PM Flag

    i worked at Boeing Plant 2 in Seattle from 66 to 70 and i think the pay was around 3.50 an hour back then. i worked out on the bench in A-3730 for about an hour before a Supervisor took a look at my wing tip shoes and dress slacks and literally took me by the arm into Breakdown. A cushy job getting blueprints and rept's for new tooling orders on the 737. Sometimes i would come in on graveyard shift and find 50 or 60 new orders on my desk. i worked one stretch of 70 days straight, so i made about 98 bucks on the weekend, which was enough to rent a nice one-bedroom apartment for a month. At that time, you could also rent a house in the area for 125 bucks a month. My best buddy there rented a big house, a block up from Alki beach in West Seattle, for 100 bucks a month. Each area had to bring in a certain number of workers on the weekend, even though the pace was much slower and relaxed than during the week. It was a great job.

    i drive by the Everett Plant all the time now and Sunday overtime cars are getting scarce, but Boeing could save a ton of $$$$ by cutting down weekend work....

  • Reply to

    Little stocks can certainly

    by mandan14shooter Aug 28, 2014 11:19 AM
    mandan14shooter mandan14shooter Aug 28, 2014 11:29 AM Flag

    eqix at 55 cents
    inap at 20 cents
    cnqr at 35 cents
    tso at 3 bucks
    vixl at 2 bucks
    oxy at 16 bucks
    os (oregon steel) at 5 bucks
    etc, etc, etc, but always looking for that better play without adequate funding is not a very good idea....

  • mandan14shooter by mandan14shooter Aug 28, 2014 11:19 AM Flag

    FLY....

  • Reply to

    SO HELP ME GOLF !!

    by optimum50 Aug 24, 2014 11:42 AM
    mandan14shooter mandan14shooter Aug 25, 2014 2:12 PM Flag

    Another movie reviewer, who's never gone to a movie. Isn't AMERICA great....

  • mandan14shooter mandan14shooter Aug 20, 2014 12:06 PM Flag

    That commercial is ugly and showing it 40 times a day is uglier. Whatever happened to "See the USA in your Chevrolet"?? Take the viewers for a ride....

  • Reply to

    Leap of Faith

    by pthope Aug 11, 2014 11:09 PM
    mandan14shooter mandan14shooter Aug 20, 2014 11:54 AM Flag

    Even in the shows heyday, Saturday Night Live skits were only funny about half the time. On the other hand, CAT is the real deal. May GOD bless this fine company....

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    Wal-Mart, Costco and even Safeway....

    by mandan14shooter Aug 14, 2014 12:18 PM
    mandan14shooter mandan14shooter Aug 14, 2014 1:22 PM Flag

    In many cases, low income shoppers are going to the neighborhood rip-off stores and paying crazy prices. i don't think Costco is looking for low income spenders.
    WM might consider cutting expansion and concentrating on the stores they have. Spending $$$$ like crazy is not always a good idea....

  • mandan14shooter by mandan14shooter Aug 14, 2014 12:18 PM Flag

    When customers are tightening their spending belts, these are the winners by far. The trendy ones like Whole Foods aren't so trendy anymore. Strawberry ice cream is a tasty one to grab at WM for under 3 bucks....

  • Reply to

    ROBIN WILLIAMS DEAD AT 63

    by robert_dinero_here Aug 11, 2014 7:30 PM
    mandan14shooter mandan14shooter Aug 12, 2014 12:28 PM Flag

    A selfish act that also takes down your loved ones....

  • Reply to

    ROBIN WILLIAMS DEAD AT 63

    by robert_dinero_here Aug 11, 2014 7:30 PM
    mandan14shooter mandan14shooter Aug 12, 2014 12:26 PM Flag

    You can't try to please everybody or it'll drive you NUTS! Depression is an awful, awful affliction, but if you're suffering from that, you have to turn to GOD for help. It costs nothing but a few minutes of your time every day. Turning to drugs or alcohol only makes things worse and taking your own LIFE puts your Soul in deep, deep jeopardy....

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    Old trucks....

    by mandan14shooter Aug 12, 2014 12:09 PM
    mandan14shooter mandan14shooter Aug 12, 2014 12:17 PM Flag

    Fuel pumps in the gas tank?? Whoever came up with that stupid idea should be taken out behind the woodshed....

  • mandan14shooter by mandan14shooter Aug 12, 2014 12:09 PM Flag

    We were in the Dairy Queen drive through yesterday when the fuel pump died. The same thing happened about 5 years ago in a customers driveway, where i fixed it. my Son pushed the truck into a parking spot and i walked next door to O'Reilly's for the part, but they didn't have one in stock. i walked across the intersection to AZO and they did have ONE in stock for the 79 Ford 460 at 25 bucks. my Son doesn't mind getting his hands greasy, so he jumped under it and 15 minutes later we were on the road again. i bought that truck many years ago at 49k original miles and with 199k miles on it now and two fuel pumps, a few distributor caps and a few brake parts later, it still runs like a Swiss watch. The heads have never been off. Old trucks might be a little thirsty, but they are hard to beat. If you were in that same situation with a newer truck, what would you do besides call a wrecker and pay a few hundred bucks??

  • mandan14shooter mandan14shooter Aug 11, 2014 11:47 AM Flag

    Many of us are lucky enough to own a Muscle car or three and they can be the cheapest form of entertainment. i have a white, built 77 Trans Am and a three or four hour ride out in the country on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon works for me. One very cool country ride is one from Duvall to Carnation to Fall City and then down to Black Diamond. Roll down the windows, turn up the tunes, smell the horses and the roses and thank GOD for small and large favors....DEAR LORD....i LOVE YOU....

  • Reply to

    Larry Kudlow lies

    by bomber1000us Jul 30, 2014 4:47 PM
    mandan14shooter mandan14shooter Aug 8, 2014 12:45 PM Flag

    Larry is total CLASS. If you knew 1/100th of what he knows, you wouldn't be on this board making a fool out of yourself....

  • mandan14shooter by mandan14shooter Aug 8, 2014 12:23 PM Flag

    when a competitor named Dairy Queen offers a nice 5 buck meal, it's a no brainer.
    A tasty bacon burger, fries, large drink and a sundae or
    3 large chicken strips and the rest or
    a regular cheese burger and the other goodies for 5 bucks. Oh Yea. AMERICA....you can't beat it....

  • mandan14shooter by mandan14shooter Aug 6, 2014 12:38 PM Flag

    They tell it like it is and if you're not watching it, you are not informed. The other guys pick and choose and are afraid to step on a few toes. king obama is just one example. Hannity was over in Israel yesterday televising the facts of EXTREME LUNATIC, satanic aggression. Murdering GODs Children to please GOD?? Does that make any sense to anyone with a half a brain. Yea, bill O can be a pain sometimes and hard to watch. He has a bad habit of asking a question and not allowing his guest to answer completely, before butting in. He's been told that many times, but apparently isn't smart enough to know how aggravating that is. When you're on top, you're on top. Only the ignorant would watch msnbc. my humble opinion of course....

  • mandan14shooter by mandan14shooter Aug 5, 2014 1:00 PM Flag

    to drive the wheels off of it. i made that mistake a few years ago, buying a dk blue metallic 05 Chrysler 300C with the baby hemi and 34k miles for 18k. It's a nice driver but with only 500 miles added, the value has dropped at least 4 grand. Definitely not the way to go....

  • 4 buck a case Black Label also changed their orange can and their taste around 63 and you never want to change a good thing....

  • mandan14shooter mandan14shooter Aug 5, 2014 12:23 PM Flag

    66 was the last year for Studebaker, with sales at only 8,947 units.
    While Chevy was still playing with their six cylinder, Studebaker came out in 51 with a 232 V8 with 120HP.
    The 53 Lowboy, named after designer Raymond Loewy, who also created the aerodynamic 32-34 Hupmobiles, was and is one of the most beautiful cars ever made. They sold 169,899 units in 53....

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