Old Riders....But not "Old School"

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Posted: Jun 26, 2022 at 7:20 Quote
The boss has a rental house in the nor so good part of town. The renters are great people but the neighbors on one side get 5-0 visits at least every other day . Same type of "citizens" in and out all day long. You know the bikes and boards they roll up on were paid for by someone else !

Posted: Jun 26, 2022 at 8:04 Quote
jamezyo wrote:
You know that baby stroller has cans and bottles in it right now.
That irks me big time . Seeing a kids stroller or wagon or even bike in the wrong hands .
I’ve been known to walk straight up to them and look into stroller while I say “oh wow so cute , how old?” Lol
My old place in the hood in cowtown a man in his 50s rolled up to the neighborhood crack housed on a little pink bike sized for a 6 year old . Made me want to puke , some little girl is going without because he couldn’t walk to get high…

Those downtown street scum and their enablers turn my stomach, I could barely even stand to look at them. It's a real contrast here. You see a few beggars but most people are out hawking goods or food. Lots of Venezuelan fugee families hawking crates of produce at traffic lights. Sat having a coffee and a tiny indigenous kid came up to us hawking packs of garbage bags for a buck. Herself couldn't resist.

What you don't see is many bums or people prone in the gutter. I've seen two since I've been here, one in a tiny rural community all crashed out, and another in a medium sized city. They hustle, all day and night if they have to, entire families, young and old.

The west is awash with pitiful miserable creatures who have all the same opportunities that anyone on this forum has and chose to waste their life in an existence of misery and failure. There is something deeply messed up in the western psyche that this can happen. It's not poverty. That's a different manifestation. It's a total dysfunction of society. meaningless empty husks devoid of humanity, without purpose goals or ambition, left to rot and fester.

/

Scored a bag of taters fresh from the ground and avocados from the tree.

Posted: Jun 26, 2022 at 8:17 Quote
"That's a different manifestation. It's a total dysfunction of society. meaningless empty husks devoid of humanity, without purpose goals or ambition, left to rot and fester."

I truly believe this is all started with the breakdown of the family unit. My parents were strong and they forced me to work for what I wanted. Lessons learned that you never forget. And there's nothing wrong with a good SWAT if you deserve it, I know I got my fair share LOL

Posted: Jun 26, 2022 at 8:21 Quote
Man your insight hits me hard in the head, thanks for being here Gnar.

Posted: Jun 26, 2022 at 8:22 Quote

This thing just went up the hill at Goodwood festival of speed - 39:08 secs @149mph

Video will be up online soon enough

Posted: Jun 26, 2022 at 8:24 Quote
ATV25 wrote:
"That's a different manifestation. It's a total dysfunction of society. meaningless empty husks devoid of humanity, without purpose goals or ambition, left to rot and fester."

I truly believe this is all started with the breakdown of the family unit. My parents were strong and they forced me to work for what I wanted. Lessons learned that you never forget. And there's nothing wrong with a good SWAT if you deserve it, I know I got my fair share LOL

Reduced testosterone levels. The erosion of the male role as main breadwinner of the family. Forcing both parents to work while the government raises their children in propaganda centres. Turning men into useless neutered cucks. The destruction of male employment and demonization of men in the workplace (toxic masculinity culture). Turning men into woe-men.

Because....real men would not put up with any of the shit they are getting away with now.

/

In economy Clownworld the G7 is banning Russian gold exports.

So all that gold can go to the BRICS+ new G8 economy and strengthen their reserves. To help with their new gold backed collective currency. See how well the sanctions are working? How well do you think this will work. It's almost as if.....it was done on purpose. No doubt the sharting ice cream drooling child sniffer had a hand in it.

Posted: Jun 26, 2022 at 9:03 Quote
My slip tank and toolboxes are not even bolted to my truck flatbed.. I welded them on.. I always carry my grinder on the truck, so if I need to take them, I can grind the welds off just as fast as crawling under the truck to unbolt them from the under side.


But my truck never really lives outside of my sight. Easily 40k of tools and equipment on that thing. When I go on vacation, the truck and trailers go out to my parents place and live in the shop.

When I did the cummins swap, I put a hidden kill switch on the truck that is easily accessible via my foot. It's not a fool proof method, but between that and the manual transmission, it's going to keep most honest people honest.

Plus around here, there are not many flatbed dually trucks that don't have an owner that's packing and I am pretty sure most wouldn't think twice about aerating a thief.


A few years ago, over in Washington, a guy walked outside to a thief driving away his SUV. Owner grabs his gun and as the thief is driving away the owner shoots through the back window and ends up killing the thief.. Owner almost got a manslaughter charge only after taking it to the state court.

Theif supporters all tried to say that he was a good kid and that he didn't deserve this.. Etc..

f*cking dumb.. Falls under the "play stupid games, win stupid prizes."

Everyone wants to someone else to take responsibility and not own up to their actions.

Posted: Jun 26, 2022 at 9:12 Quote
Even grown men..

Customer was a fireman and a good old boy that's good for his word. He's acting as the General Contractor for his shop build. I ask him who his plumber is since he wants to have a bathroom in the shop.. He doesn't have one.. I tell him that since we are lifting the shop pad, we need to know plumbing depths to his our fall for septic. I lift the pad up and he calls a plumber buddy to come out.. The 3 of us stand there and plumber Bob says that the turds will flow.. At this point I tell him that we always planned on putting an extra 3" of rock on top but if Bob says it's good, then it's good. Since plumber Bob said it would work, customer said no more rock.


Well plumber Bob dissappears and customer brought in plumber Joe and Joe said that there is not enough working height to make the bathroom work.

Customer is coming after me for not raising the shop pad up enough... I am calm about it, while he is screaming and he says that I should have talked with the plumber about this. I just ask who was the GC for the project and he says he was. I am not dodging responsibility, just its the job of the contractor to pass information between subcontractors. He is just going after me since I am green and new to the business.

But then I realized that he was the head of the union for the local fire department and it all made sense.

Posted: Jun 26, 2022 at 9:15 Quote
jamezyo wrote:
Man your insight hits me hard in the head, thanks for being here Gnar.

It's nice to be in good company. And if anything I contribute can help someone or inspire them then that's a bonus.

This is sort of how I felt, the last 2.5 years of mass psychosis, seeing a world unfold that wasn't a good fit with my values. Being in a place I didn't want to be in. Working in the control grid with psychotic Karens and repressed Russ's. Knowing that I was working on an exit plan to 'something else', at that time and during that phase, as yet unknown.


Posted: Jun 26, 2022 at 9:31 Quote
gnarbar wrote:
It’s a thing. Drilling fuel tanks in the interior of BC. It’s happened for a few years, now much more often.

Downtown Kelowna, if it’s not locked down drilled secured and bolted, it’ll walk. If it is, it can walk. Tables, chairs, bbqs, potted plants, hoses, garden ornaments. Someone had a baby stroller stolen.
Downtown most cities in BC right now I think gnar. I went fly fishing a few weeks ago west of Williams Lake. Stopped at Tim Horton's and there was a young dude, maybe 20, begging outside. He looked like maybe he just had a bad run. I rarely have any cash on me so I bought an extra coffee, hashbrown and a breakfast sandwich for him. When I tried to give it to him, he unloaded on me. Called me every name in the book and swatted the coffee out of my hand. Guess it's cash, drugs or nothing. What a waste. PG is a huge mess. The homeless have set up a tent city in an industrial site downtown for the second summer in a row. They call it Moccasin Flats. Just picture tarps, tents, shacks made out of pallets and shopping carts surrounded by stolen bikes, bbq's, and whatever else they can drag back there. I drive by on my way to my buddies shop now and then and have never seen a cop car there. Interesting. It's like Hamsterdam on The Wire.

Posted: Jun 26, 2022 at 9:52 Quote
swan3609 wrote:
Even grown men..

Customer was a fireman and a good old boy that's good for his word. He's acting as the General Contractor for his shop build. I ask him who his plumber is since he wants to have a bathroom in the shop.. He doesn't have one.. I tell him that since we are lifting the shop pad, we need to know plumbing depths to his our fall for septic. I lift the pad up and he calls a plumber buddy to come out.. The 3 of us stand there and plumber Bob says that the turds will flow.. At this point I tell him that we always planned on putting an extra 3" of rock on top but if Bob says it's good, then it's good. Since plumber Bob said it would work, customer said no more rock.


Well plumber Bob dissappears and customer brought in plumber Joe and Joe said that there is not enough working height to make the bathroom work.

Customer is coming after me for not raising the shop pad up enough... I am calm about it, while he is screaming and he says that I should have talked with the plumber about this. I just ask who was the GC for the project and he says he was. I am not dodging responsibility, just its the job of the contractor to pass information between subcontractors. He is just going after me since I am green and new to the business.

But then I realized that he was the head of the union for the local fire department and it all made sense.

It's a shop so I assume that it has enough vertical room you could elevate the restroom 6" with a wood floor. Cost a couple more bucks but problem solved. People need to stop the blame game and solve the problem at hand. Then he can find "Bob" and have a "conversation"

Posted: Jun 26, 2022 at 10:48 Quote
ATV25 wrote:
swan3609 wrote:
Even grown men..

Customer was a fireman and a good old boy that's good for his word. He's acting as the General Contractor for his shop build. I ask him who his plumber is since he wants to have a bathroom in the shop.. He doesn't have one.. I tell him that since we are lifting the shop pad, we need to know plumbing depths to his our fall for septic. I lift the pad up and he calls a plumber buddy to come out.. The 3 of us stand there and plumber Bob says that the turds will flow.. At this point I tell him that we always planned on putting an extra 3" of rock on top but if Bob says it's good, then it's good. Since plumber Bob said it would work, customer said no more rock.


Well plumber Bob dissappears and customer brought in plumber Joe and Joe said that there is not enough working height to make the bathroom work.

Customer is coming after me for not raising the shop pad up enough... I am calm about it, while he is screaming and he says that I should have talked with the plumber about this. I just ask who was the GC for the project and he says he was. I am not dodging responsibility, just its the job of the contractor to pass information between subcontractors. He is just going after me since I am green and new to the business.

But then I realized that he was the head of the union for the local fire department and it all made sense.

It's a shop so I assume that it has enough vertical room you could elevate the restroom 6" with a wood floor. Cost a couple more bucks but problem solved. People need to stop the blame game and solve the problem at hand. Then he can find "Bob" and have a "conversation"

Yeah, this was my suggestion too, but was not a suitable solution for him.

I washed my hands and told him politely to please never contact me again..

Posted: Jun 26, 2022 at 11:12 Quote
Politicians pump e-vehicles as the last great hope.

Auto manufacturers massively reduce the forecast for e-vehicle production due to a global shortage of chips.

In Clownworld the left and right hand are not even connected to the same body.

Posted: Jun 26, 2022 at 13:35 Quote
Soupherb wrote:

This thing just went up the hill at Goodwood festival of speed - 39:08 secs @149mph

Video will be up online soon enough

That is pretty badass! I want to see it in action!

Posted: Jun 26, 2022 at 14:12 Quote
Twenty6ers4life wrote:
Soupherb wrote:

This thing just went up the hill at Goodwood festival of speed - 39:08 secs @149mph

Video will be up online soon enough

That is pretty badass! I want to see it in action!

https://youtu.be/5JYp9eGC3Cc


Might not be a good Video linky for the US , but the linky ought to get you to the same place..

Yeah, we can all see it has an advantage due to its minimalist approach- it’s not very wide is it ..but, it’s astonishing

Shit ton of aero / ground effect.

Midget Batmobile needs suitable dwarven pilot for untold street shenanigans

“Watt the f*ck” yeah I just coined that

Took the record from the VW ID-R , which, is substantially wider - that chicane kinda settles it. Looks like it’s in FFWD ..but it’s not, insanely quick


 
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