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    I hope she is staying indoors. I don't know what...

    I hope she is staying indoors. I don't know what she has, but any condition would be bad if one would get the virus, I would think.

    Mark
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    Stealing this. Mark

    Stealing this.

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  3. Some years ago, I visited a small museum in...

    Some years ago, I visited a small museum in northern Wisconsin. Hanging on a wall was what was left of a canoe, made by an indian in the 1600's. And I thought to myself, never in a million years...
  4. I think I live in the best place on the planet. ...

    I think I live in the best place on the planet.

    Mark
  5. When I was a boy, my family had to move in a...

    When I was a boy, my family had to move in a hurry because my dad rented out the bar. So, he moved a new mobile home on 10 acres, right next to a house that my uncle had abandoned years before. Not...
  6. Thread: Amish

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    Stuff. Gonna park the RV under the lean-to. Have...

    Stuff. Gonna park the RV under the lean-to. Have a tractor/backhoe. Construction equipment like scaffolding.

    Probably too small, thinking about it.

    Lol.

    Mark
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    I just did the same thing today. We have garage...

    I just did the same thing today. We have garage night on Fridays, and I expect the usual 3 or 4 people to be here. Just like last week, we practiced social distancing. We should be good.

    Mark
  8. Bor...ing. Mark

    Bor...ing.

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  9. Why? Mark

    Why?

    Mark
  10. Many years ago, a state out east either outlawed...

    Many years ago, a state out east either outlawed deer hunting, or severely restricted it. Read an article about the results, there were even pictures. Thousands were starving during the winter, and...
  11. Forgive me LM, but as a person that finds hunting...

    Forgive me LM, but as a person that finds hunting abhorrent, you can never understand that we can actually hold two contradictory views about hunting.

    Can I feel good about hunting while also...
  12. Never understood the draw of beaches. If you go...

    Never understood the draw of beaches. If you go on vacation to the "beach", what do you do besides swim, suntan, and drink?

    In about an hour, I would be bored to tears.

    Mark
  13. Lol. I remember some years back that a local...

    Lol. I remember some years back that a local shade tree mechanic disabled the safety check valve on his air compressor, then went int his house to eat lunch. Leveled his garage, so he really was a...
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    Ever have chicken feet soup? Yes, its a thing. ...

    Ever have chicken feet soup? Yes, its a thing.

    Mark
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    Back on topic...sorta. They say a lot of people...

    Back on topic...sorta. They say a lot of people have the Corona virus and don't know it. If they were sick in January, got well, and got tested for it today, it would show they "have" it, correct?
    ...
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    We would only cook one at a time. We shot em with...

    We would only cook one at a time. We shot em with a .22

    No chasing. No scaring.

    Mark
  17. Wife and I want to try a trip to Maine, New...

    Wife and I want to try a trip to Maine, New Hampshire, etc. A little bit of a stressful situation for a recovering agoraphobic, but...

    Mark
  18. Thread: Amish

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    Because you only need the strength to carry the...

    Because you only need the strength to carry the loads to run one way. The end walls don't carry much of a load, so they can be designed to any length. Usually they are designed to get the most...
  19. Thread: Amish

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    Strength of materials. 9'0" is the maximum...

    Strength of materials. 9'0" is the maximum spacing for the trusses, so the building is designed in 9 foot increments.

    Mark
  20. Thread: Amish

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    I certainly am. But at 65, I have no need or want...

    I certainly am. But at 65, I have no need or want to build a shed with 14 foot tall sidewalls. It doesn't help the fact that I don't like heights. Hell, I get dizzy when I wear high heels.

    Mark
  21. Thread: Amish

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    Amish

    So, I hired a contractor to build a 40 by 81 foot pole shed for me. He didn't work out, and left the job about half completed. Well, I talked to an Amish contractor this morning about finishing the...
  22. Because I work on stuff. And I would rather do it...

    Because I work on stuff. And I would rather do it in the morning.

    Mark
  23. It amazes me that some here cannot see LM's...

    It amazes me that some here cannot see LM's point. Most hunters wouldn't spare a dime to conservative groups if they could not hunt.

    She believes that people take a certain glee when they hunt,...
  24. Some years ago, I was hired to replace the...

    Some years ago, I was hired to replace the interior doors and trim in apartments that were occupied by senior citizens. Almost every one of them complained about not being able to sleep at night. It...
  25. Unless I am missing something, I have no problem...

    Unless I am missing something, I have no problem with what she said. Nothing political, just a little friendly advice.

    Mark
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    Nailed it. Excellent post. Mark

    Nailed it. Excellent post.

    Mark
  27. Agreed. The loudest bitchers are those athletes...

    Agreed. The loudest bitchers are those athletes and entertainers that think their opinion actually means something. These are the people the author is talking about.

    Mark
  28. When I started my construction company, I worked...

    When I started my construction company, I worked with my 3 brothers. We went to a lumberyard and a worker there asked us our names. My older brothers says "we're the Witt brothers, I'm Dim, he's...
  29. Ima Hogg

    Ima Hogg
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    Majority Whip James Clyburn (D., S.C.) told...

    Majority Whip James Clyburn (D., S.C.) told caucus members last week that the bill was “a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision.”

    Bastards.

    Mark
  31. Thread: Tweets

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    I know Nancy will pray for her. Mark

    I know Nancy will pray for her.

    Mark
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    Never let a crisis go to waste. Mark

    Never let a crisis go to waste.

    Mark
  33. I knew him. Drank at my family tavern. Mark

    I knew him. Drank at my family tavern.

    Mark
  34. This is so fucking stupid. Our governor is...

    This is so fucking stupid. Our governor is shutting down our state as well, however, essential stores can remain open. If past history is any indication our hardware stores will be packed like rats...
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    https://townhall.com/columnists/andysurabian/2020/...

    https://townhall.com/columnists/andysurabian/2020/03/21/democrats-are-right-to-back-trumps-coronavirus-response-n2565414
  36. The stupidity of people never ceases to amaze me....

    The stupidity of people never ceases to amaze me.

    Mark
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    The governor of Wisconsin closed all restaurants...

    The governor of Wisconsin closed all restaurants and bars. And yet, our local hardware store is packed today.

    What sense does that make?

    Mark
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    In my city, a local big business bought a...

    In my city, a local big business bought a computer for school use for every student in the district.

    Mark
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    Lol. My mom bought us kids a shit ton of comic...

    Lol. My mom bought us kids a shit ton of comic books. My dad asked her why she was spending money so foolishly and she replied "because the kids READ them.

    Mark
  40. Thread: Wow

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    Wow

    How can you be going to college and be this fucking stupid?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=152&v=SdrtyVMcH9o&feature=emb_logo

    Mark
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    Lol. I would have paid to see peoples reaction to...

    Lol. I would have paid to see peoples reaction to that.

    Mark
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    Here is what I see happening. I see half assed...

    Here is what I see happening. I see half assed measures for 3 more weeks or so, then they'll close everything for 14 days after that. Lets just get it over with.

    Mark
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    If this virus is really a thing, then shut the...

    If this virus is really a thing, then shut the entire country down for 14 days and get it over with.

    Mark
  44. Thread: Memories

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    Meant to be... Before he was drafted, my dad...

    Meant to be...

    Before he was drafted, my dad worked in a factory in Chicago. He went there to find work after living his entire life in central Wisconsin. So, he is in a bar one night and a...
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    More strange stuff. A few major stores in our...

    More strange stuff. A few major stores in our area are packed with people. What good does shutting down restaurants and taverns do when they allow people to pack like rats in other places?

    Mark
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    Personally, I'm gonna do what a lot of people are...

    Personally, I'm gonna do what a lot of people are doing. I'm ordering out from a restaurant today and tomorrow.

    Mark
  47. While Snopes is correct, if this had happened...

    While Snopes is correct, if this had happened under Obama they would have qualified it with "yes, but". They will give Trump no such courtesy.

    Yes, the team was disbanded and merged with...
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    My son is going back to work at the hospital on...

    My son is going back to work at the hospital on Monday. So, the hospital itself has sent all non essential personal home, yet the construction workers can still work there? The bad thing is, where...
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    It is. And if true, they should resign and be...

    It is. And if true, they should resign and be charged.

    Mark
  50. In my state, you can only reach journeyman status...

    In my state, you can only reach journeyman status by going to school, as it is the state that certifies them. Non union business can also certify employees thru the state, but it rarely happens.
    ...
  51. In Wisconsin, you are absolutely correct. Mark

    In Wisconsin, you are absolutely correct.

    Mark
  52. Depends on the state. Just what are they required...

    Depends on the state. Just what are they required to know?

    Mark
  53. Know what it takes to be "licensed"? I have a...

    Know what it takes to be "licensed"? I have a friend that received a contractors license from the state of Wisconsin after taking a 12 hour test. And he knows nothing about being a contractor....
  54. Absolutely correct. But, your chances of having...

    Absolutely correct. But, your chances of having someone who knows what they are doing increases with a union shop.

    Mark
  55. You are correct. Its the same in my state. Except...

    You are correct. Its the same in my state. Except if you are a union worker.

    Mark
  56. You are not required to be certified when you...

    You are not required to be certified when you work for a non union shop.

    Mark
  57. Truth. You don't become a union tradesman without...

    Truth. You don't become a union tradesman without extensive training and re-certification. My youngest, the plumber, just had to take his med gas re-certification and 5 out of 7 failed the...
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    Finally figured out why...

    the left continues to destroy our morals, traditions and religions.

    Men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites. . . ....
  59. From what I have read, an actual member of the...

    From what I have read, an actual member of the team claimed it was never eliminated. It was simply merged with other departments.

    Mark
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    Bernie should stay in. When Bidens dementia gets...

    Bernie should stay in. When Bidens dementia gets too great to deny, he would be the last man standing. Lets see the Dems deny him the nomination then.

    Mark
  61. Truth!! My son lives in an old farm house, and...

    Truth!! My son lives in an old farm house, and had hired out jobs to get the place remodeled. About 6 months ago, he called me and said that he has about given up on getting competent help, and...
  62. Construction is not run and controlled by the...

    Construction is not run and controlled by the unions in Wisconsin, I can tell you that much.

    Mark
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    Here, we do it at every mass. Its annoying. ...

    Here, we do it at every mass. Its annoying.

    Mark
  64. The construction business doesn't work like that....

    The construction business doesn't work like that. People won't wait for Trump to call, they take on other projects to keep busy. And most big jobs are bid. Low bidder wins.

    One of my wife's jobs...
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    I am no fan of the handshake either. I'll bet...

    I am no fan of the handshake either. I'll bet that quite a few people stopped going to church when the Catholics instituted that practice some time ago. And sharing the wine chalice??? Nope.

    Mark
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    My wife requested, and received permission to...

    My wife requested, and received permission to work from home. From what she brought home, it appears she is never going back. Lol.

    Mark
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    I took one of my dogs to the vet, and I had to...

    I took one of my dogs to the vet, and I had to wait in the car until my "number" was called.

    Mark
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    Affordble Plumbing Act

    E-mailed to me...



    Only weeks after leaving office on January 20, 2017, former

    President Barack Obama discovered a leak under his sink, so he called Troy the Plumber to come out and...
  69. Thread: Life is funny

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    Life is funny

    Got any stories about the twists and turns life hands us?

    Here's one.

    When my brother and his wife were having kids, his wife really, really wanted a daughter. Well, 3 sons later, they decided...
  70. If you ever ran a job, you would know that this...

    If you ever ran a job, you would know that this happens, usually because of poor performance. And the ones that complain the loudest about being "stiffed" were the ones that did the worst job.

    I'm...
  71. No worse than any of them. Mark

    No worse than any of them.

    Mark
  72. “Liberal: a power worshipper without power.” ―...

    “Liberal: a power worshipper without power.”

    ― George Orwell
  73. https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/03/13/opinion/cor...

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/03/13/opinion/coronavirus-cautionary-tale-italy-dont-do-what-we-did/?utm_source=pocket-newtab

    From the link:



    This is a tough one. Are we being too cautious?...
  74. The US population is only 3.3 million? Mark

    The US population is only 3.3 million?

    Mark
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    Lol. My daughter was born naturally, not...

    Lol. My daughter was born naturally, not c-section. It was humorous comparing her to the other babies in the nursery. The newborns were put into these little glass "cribs" after being born. She...
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    Just made corned beef. Boil the meat, then add...

    Just made corned beef. Boil the meat, then add potatoes, cabbage, and carrots.

    Mark
  77. Mary Ann was HOT. Mark

    Mary Ann was HOT.

    Mark
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    Same here. Some are saying since the kids are...

    Same here. Some are saying since the kids are home, they should make cards for the old folks homes. I asked if that could spread the virus? Sure sounds like it could.

    Mark
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    The granddaughter isn't big. My own daughter was...

    The granddaughter isn't big. My own daughter was 11 pounds, 7-1/2 ounces.

    Mark
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    I have a friend on Facebook that is hoarding, and...

    I have a friend on Facebook that is hoarding, and making no bones about it. His wife has a high risk of dying if she gets the virus, so he is self quarantining right now.

    If most of the hoarders...
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    Talked to my daughter in law. She feels great,...

    Talked to my daughter in law. She feels great, and its been only 24 hrs since the birth. 22 inches, 9lbs, 14 oz.

    Mark
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    I saw on Facebook someone was pushing a cart with...

    I saw on Facebook someone was pushing a cart with about 30 gallons of milk in it.

    I mean WTF?

    Mark
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    banders quarantine diary: Day 1: Have enough...

    banders quarantine diary:

    Day 1: Have enough provisions to hole up for at least 45 days.

    Day 1 plus 45 minutes: Go to the store for more Twix

    (Stolen from Facebook) Lol.

    Mark
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    So, what does that mean during unbridled panic,...

    So, what does that mean during unbridled panic, injury, and death?

    Mark
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    And based on my exchange with my friend,it would...

    And based on my exchange with my friend,it would be completely illogical. You can't claim to be having a rational discussion based on reality when you actually deny what you are reading.

    Hard for...
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    This brings up a good question. In the case of a...

    This brings up a good question. In the case of a real emergency(not this bullshit) shouldn't there be someone who takes control?

    Mark
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    Grandbaby No. 4 born today.

    Alana Mae.

    Mom and daughter doing OK.


    Next month,number 5 will be here.


    Mark
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    How do you have a rational argument with a person...

    How do you have a rational argument with a person that refuses to be rational?

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    A Facebook Exchange.

    So, a friend of mine from high school and I are Facebook friends. He is a lawyer, former military....and also a liberal. Another of our friends posted this to facebook:



    Then, we had a chat...
  90. :table: Mark

    :table:


    Mark
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    My daughter, who is 8 months pregnant works in a...

    My daughter, who is 8 months pregnant works in a hospital. My son the plumber is currently working in that same hospital doing some remodeling. He is in an area where he gets exposed to a lot of...
  92. Thread: Crap

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    Hey Snap, thanks for the thoughts and prayers....

    Hey Snap, thanks for the thoughts and prayers. Just so you know, I am not terribly concerned about me. I am concerned that I passed on this mutation to my daughters and granddaughters. My daughter in...
  93. Thread: Crap

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    Thanks for the laugh Newman. I did mention that...

    Thanks for the laugh Newman. I did mention that my doctor is a female, and she is the best looking doctor on this side of the Mississippi. I guess I won't mind too much if she has to do the exam by...
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    I imagine almost all are suffering, to some...

    I imagine almost all are suffering, to some degree. Other than the medical profession.

    Mark
  95. Thread: Crap

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    Maybe. If my brother gets checked, and has the...

    Maybe. If my brother gets checked, and has the gene, he got prostate cancer at 66. That gene is particularly hard on women, and I want to talk to my daughter about getting checked. The problem is, is...
  96. Thread: Crap

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    My doctor is a woman. Lol. My brother, the one...

    My doctor is a woman. Lol. My brother, the one who has prostate cancer, I told him to get checked to see if he had the gene. This is an aggressive gene Snap. A lot of my female cousins have gotten...
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    Its crazy. No cases in my area, yet shelves have...

    Its crazy. No cases in my area, yet shelves have been emptied of toilet paper.

    Mark
  98. Thread: Crap

    by 80zephyr
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    Definitely gonna step up testing for these...

    Definitely gonna step up testing for these diseases. A mammogram is recommended once a year. Gonna feel pretty stupid getting that one. Lol.

    Mark
  99. Thread: Crap

    by 80zephyr
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    Crap

    Well, I had a genetic test done because a mutated gene runs in my family on my mothers side. And...I have it. Its a BRCA2 mutation which means I have an "elevated risk" for melanoma as well as a high...
  100. Just had Chinese a few days ago. The waitress was...

    Just had Chinese a few days ago. The waitress was so Chinese she could barely speak English.

    And that is in my little burg out in the middle of nowhere.

    Mark
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