Plumbers & carpenters usually learn on the job and never go to a school or as a school that is a 2 or 3 year trade school. I have seen in my town where the main contractor is actually showing one of their men how to read a tape measure.
In a union based area.....many times an established carpenter or plumber will take on a new hire through name or family recognition and then the new hire will be going to classes and/or short term classes to upgrade to the next pay grade. And I agree with you on DIY as that is exactly what I do. I am mainly talking of learning hydraulics & overhaul of mobile equipment. Any machine that replaces people through automation needs to be service and repaired. And manufactured. And you can follow that type of job all over the world and it pays good.
Porsche with pedal power?
Makes me really wonder when the only significant uptick in PPS is caused by infusion of stock buybacks from the company.
Part of the problem you mention is that a fairly high percentage of college graduates should never have been in a 4 year college in the first place and all of a sudden having a degree doesn't magically make them employable or more intelligent. They should have went to a TRADE SCHOOL where one can get their hands dirty and make MUCH MORE than the average grad of a 4 year state school.
I work part time for Goggle and make $97 an hour.
I've reinvested back into GIM for years also. And still am.
BUT....on BIG down days like today....the more you have the more you LOSE. Big time today.
My divvies are reinvested into a ROTH.
Of COURSE I like the dividends,but when the PPS continues to fall......where da money? I have had this for years and for the last several years this was between the high 9s and low 10s,so this 20% shaving is frustrating. Will it stay between $7.80-$8.20 for YEARS?
I WOULD SAY A RATHER GOOD TIME TO GET IN THOUGH.
Yep.........that's the main reason my friends go to electric vehicles or just to drive less to hurt the Russkis. Ha Ha ha.
We're the largest consumer of gasoline on the planet and we have used LESS for each year for 5 consecutive years. 16 year olds don't really care about driving like me and my friends did at that age. Many more more efficient vehicles.Or many people...like me,move to a ski area or other resort area and since we are where we want to be,we don't have any other reason to drive anywhere else.
This may be old hat to a lot of you...........but to a newbie it is great info.
The only driller I had been in before was DPTR (Delta Petroleum) out of Colorado.
They were drilling one of the deepest wells on the planet for NG,in the Columbia Basalt formation in Kittatas County Wa.,.....all the tests were looking good until it became one of the worlds deepest WATER WELLS. Delta went BK and been a little skittish since then.
Thanks for all of your thoughtful replies. Looks like a good board here.
When it touched on $28 about 18? months ago or so,I almost got in. Entry point for me MIGHT be in the 32-34 range,but I won't wait forever and who knows if $28 will show its face again. I look at that as a missed opportunity. I recently sold QCOM when China possibly will not pay royalties as they seem to be making rules up as they go along lately.And NOT just for QCOM. I want a stock of a product or service that demands worldwide attention. I have read here a bit on new rigs ordered,but in debt because of it. "Hey"....to make $$$$$ ya gotta spend some,right? And $600k plus to rent one for the day. I'm learning.
Thanks "Kid" for this story and I have been reading up on it.
It took one million to repair it and it was put back into service and they retired it in 2008. It was almost NEW when the incident happened. It is parked in the Mojave Desert (mothballed) and in April of 2013 was put up for auction for 2.5 million Canadian but only got a $425,000 bid and there it still sits. One pilot was suspended for 6 months and one demoted,but in the end they received Canada's highest aviation honor and of course piloted again.
It was an on the ground refueling snaffu. 3.78 liters= ONE gallon. I remember this because I thought in Manila,this spring,that gas was awful cheap at .48 per. Still cheap though as it came out to $1.81 a gallon at that station.
The fuelers got kilograms and pounds mixed up and didn't give the plane enough fuel. My gawd....has it been that long? 1983?
If I remember correctly......there is a photo somewhere of the event from a car race spectator.
And what were you 10 days ago?
You now have pumped it and bashed it in one day.
Perhaps just an attention getter.