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03/07/2021 21:44
FIRSTLAST
I am listening to farm radio and they are discussing auction numbers. I've been watching this local company just kill it on auction prices Ag equipment, and some construction here and there. Tried to buy a dozer couple months back, it went double historic values. The hours were about 3.5 times a worn out machine, so you know it needed a lot of money in years to follow. Then the radio auction results are talking about this 59 chevy going stupid high. I finally checked in after the sale. They have some very solid numbers across the board for a challenged economy, and it amazes me how this farm buyer crowd come up with way too much money on these auctions. The economy is not even. Midwest seems cash heavy. Coasts have some problems. And all this stuff about oil, it's not well shaped in terms of accuracy. Russia and Saudi Arabia fixed oil markets months back while Trump in his final 6 months, to drive out the fracking oil. They are getting their way, and we are countering with some diversification into petroleum chemicals industry. At least, this beacon of the economy is looking pretty good. The 79 Bandit car was for sale a couple miles from me summer last year maybe? I shopped it, a steal for the miles and condition. Too bad, I have one, just not anywhere near this candidate.
03/07/2021 21:45
03/07/2021 21:48
FIRSTLAST
59 chevy impala convertible 77,000 miles sapphire blue . Brought 173,000 If you want to hunt for it, 3/1/21 Sullivan Auction classic car sale. Can't get link to copy and work.
03/08/2021 00:23
ASHLEY P
Socialist Trump handed out cash. Now Comrade Biden hands out cash. Inflation? Yes. A 2x4 x 8 was about $2.50 in early 2020. What is it now?
03/30/2021 14:06
ASHLEY P
Beware the coming taxes. Locally the socialists just added taxes to insurance premiums. These Trillions of handouts must be funded by....us. Get ready...
03/30/2021 22:10
FIRSTLAST
Paid $10.50 for 2 x 4-10 this week. Up about 180% they claimed on the news. Canada tariff 25% on our best choice Doug Fir. Middle Oregon and Washington and North Califirnia had the worst fire in couple hundred years. My supplier mid Oregon cslled Sawyer, had to tap the outdoor industry to help workers thst lost everythibg ,all over their fire harmed city Our drought directly caused by mass deforestation of Amazon. When CO2 climbs as dcientists probe hss occured, it chsnges upper stmosphere warning, there is a super heating. It reaches polesxfirst, they melt severely. Then lacking reflectivity of the uce sheet, the new,water wicksvthat polar heat exposure, further accelerating messed up wearher patterns. The jet stream is now disrupted so severely disrupted that weather is now ping ponging around. Wind,,which is Amazon created by photosynthesis is created wixking up moisture, leaves pump up oxygen if Amazon forests functioning with sun. This wind drives jetstream, and drives the Gulf Stream across North America then to the European shore. Both are proven yo be messed up. The,swirl of ice at Greenland snd heat pluscwind causes a clockwisexocean current. Known by scientists back to Benjamin Franklin, and Christpher Columbus, sea mariners, knew they could navigate the oceans because of the phenomen. God made this amazing complex system. Stupid man jiggerred the perfect machine. Stubborn disobedient man had one simple job, care for the planet. He provided bounty to thrive if we could just not ffff it up. I am opinionating, but I believe God is setting things right now. I did not add Covid but mills have worker problems, there are huge distribution channel problems, again Covid and workers. Everyone suffers from these blights, man Trump, or nature caused.
03/30/2021 23:20
ASHLEY P
What's wrong with lying? Get a clue: printing money will cause massive inflation. Google hyper inflation. Zimbabwe is a good example. My friend paid $50,000 for a pair of boots there BEFORE the inflation got REALLY bad.
03/30/2021 23:24
ASHLEY P
Do you believe in anthropogenic climate change?
04/01/2021 15:53
ASHLEY P
I saw an advertisement and checked out the website. Read it's 10 questions with President Biden in mind. Recall the many times he has misplaced his mask. The many times he has rambled on, eventually dropping the subject with words like "oh, never mind". The many times he has messed up numbers, calling millions trillions, or visa-versa. The times he's snapped at people and said things like "dog faced pony soldier", "look, fat", or "you're full of ___" . He stumbled 3 times on ONE trip up the stares. He needs help, and those around him are abusing him. Do you still claim Biden is "rational" ??
04/01/2021 18:21
FIRSTLAST
you have a lot of time on your hands. I see that he is listening and surrounding himself with some serious well qualified experts. There is a wise saying, that if you are the smartest person in the room, and don't need to listen to anyone, soon, noone will listen to you. I think Trump painted himself into a corner doing that. Had he passed a infrastructure bill, and just actually listened to the experts, this conversation could and probably should have gone a different direction. But now we have Biden. I think he can accomplish good, even if you don't. Time will tell. His staff are running despite the hurdles and lost 6 weeks of transition. The actions are showing that professional and long experience in actually effecting policy instead of just showboating. I don't see Biden in all the actions happening. He may have a hand, and a guiding direction, but I see a lot more depth here than meets the eye. That is what we expect from our best in civil service, if they aren't squeezed out. They are really the core of our government.
04/01/2021 18:28
FIRSTLAST
Advanced onset dementia has sundowning. I have pre-dementia symtoms, but I am a decade or two early for it. My mother had dementia, died after a year or two of care. My mother in law has dementia, has been losing her recall for a few years. Now starting to wonder where she is, not recognizing her own house of her entire adulthood. I told my wife, we are doing Easter, you don't take that kind of shared time for granted anymore. If Joe has challenges, and don't we all, he will still have very functional hours of every day. Ronald Reagan was decidedly incapacitated, and it really showed up after the attempted assassination. Doesn't mean he could not be capable of running military, making the big decision. Even if we had gotten to that point, I would have much confidence in the system. Cheney, not crazy about, very extreme righty, and prone to take on nasty opponents like Iran, but still we have maintained a very professional chain of command up to Trump. He pretty much threw dynamite on all of the procedures and protocols. And yet, despite his huge bluster, he didn't effect a major military onslaught, and he could have well been justified to do it.
04/01/2021 18:34
FIRSTLAST
you have a lot of time on your hands. I see that he is listening and surrounding himself with some serious well qualified experts. There is a wise saying, that if you are the smartest person in the room, and don't need to listen to anyone, soon, noone will listen to you. I think Trump painted himself into a corner doing that. Had he passed a infrastructure bill, and just actually listened to the experts, this conversation could and probably should have gone a different direction. But now we have Biden. I think he can accomplish good, even if you don't. Time will tell. His staff are running despite the hurdles and lost 6 weeks of transition. The actions are showing that professional and long experience in actually effecting policy instead of just showboating. I don't see Biden in all the actions happening. He may have a hand, and a guiding direction, but I see a lot more depth here than meets the eye. That is what we expect from our best in civil service, if they aren't squeezed out. They are really the core of our government.
04/01/2021 22:05
ASHLEY P
Well, the obvious bias in the media accentuated Trump's errors, and oft neglected his successes. And now the opposite with Biden, who has rigged "press conferences" and teleprompter answers that he struggles to read that the press doesn't seem to notice. The press would lambast Trump for that activity. Do you see the double standard??
04/01/2021 22:29
ASHLEY P
It doesn't take me much time to find things that can prove my point. Like bias. You need to understand what we (WE Americans) are up against. See this vid. Understand that WE are being fed JUNK by the media. Society is approaching the breaking point....too many UNcivilized people are ruining it for everyone else. When murderous teen girls kill a man, steal and crash his CAR (car site, on topic now ;) ) then worry about their PHONES....what hope does America have???????
04/01/2021 23:22
ASHLEY P
Doesn't take much time to find fairly uncivilized people protesting legislation enacted by Democratic means. And what's the media reporting about Georgia's voting law changes?
04/02/2021 11:05
ASHLEY P
Bias. 20 years ago a book exposed it. Since then, IMO, bias is worse. Link to book.
04/02/2021 15:52
ASHLEY P
Throwing money at projects. Many of those projects are wasteful or useless. Socialism cripples us with debt.
04/02/2021 22:51
FIRSTLAST
Trump, I know you will agree,is the biggest risk taker Anerica has ever known. How do you accept his,largess thst cost Anerica 5 trillion in new debt in 1 year, yet destroyed a good 20 to 30% of all small businesses, because it failed to be the leader in a war against a virus. These smal busiess owners get shouldered with the tax breaks cost. That includes me who thrived because of social stress and my industry provides relief from stress, for the remainder of my days in this life. I pay the big property tax burden already, which affords roads, sewer rebuilding here to comply with new EPA srwer separation mandates, and all the municipal burdens of a city. The middle class pay wholly the tax break fir the rich which Trump rewarded by cutting them from 39.6 % down to 25%. This article says corporations only pay 11%, half of what they should be. I don't think even a 15,000 income poverty level person gets off that low. I don't think you have very good analytical skills to see Biden as evil, but your dumbass con artist as God's gift to the uber wealthy Republican 1% party. Trump thought recitong 5 words back was an intelligence test. It was a barely there cognitive test, tp check his failing mental acuity. As I recall, he even fouled the order up, not very impressive for a self described "stable genius" (my ass). This is swinging political so I must depart again. Keep this board to cars, or its going to die.
04/02/2021 23:06
ASHLEY P
Sir, Trump isn't the issue. And recognize that BIAS is what is screwing our country. The bias that lied to you about Trump AND Biden. Biden is a puppet to shoe-horn Kamala into office. She was selected because of her gender and skin tone. So much for Democrats wanting equality of gender and race...liars. Kamala on the big issues in the link... :)
04/02/2021 23:11
ASHLEY P
Sir, your Washington post link didn't work for me. But the Washington Post video about Trump failures is pretty funny, see my link. BTW, keep in mind the WP thinks it's funny for Trump's hair to blow around as he ascends the steps to Air Force One. Yet, how funny do they think it is when Biden FALLS repeatedly?? BIAS Dude!
04/04/2021 19:09
ASHLEY P
Happy Easter, firstlast. I hope you have a great day.
04/04/2021 19:21
FIRSTLAST
choose the female runing mate. Its not a choice, has to be a female. My pick and my sisters, was Minnesota nice Amy Klobuchar. My spouse liked Mass. Elizabeth Warren. She is very spiteful. Amy too sweet. Tough finding a nononsense leader like Hillary Clinton who gets demonized even if she is not half the distortion she gets pegged with. Had we not seen Putin's influence,,she would have been President. Why does the V.P. get pegged as black? She is indo Asian.
04/05/2021 10:59
ASHLEY P
Elizabeth Warren the Cherokee Indian? That was HER claim. Trump said she was a liar. He turned out to be correct.
04/06/2021 22:38
ASHLEY P
Warren and Harris lied about their heritage/race. Do you think that's acceptable? When you said " No, I don't lie, I never have." it was a lie, I know that because you've lied about me. So what's your standard regarding truth?
04/07/2021 10:58
FIRSTLAST
I think your problem with bias is very much the same. There is,a need to sugar coat or dumb down content. Try watching world news for 5 min, and see how many minutes were pharmaceutical or auto insurance commercials. Fox capitalized on how an aanoying the public is with santitized news, and Toger,Aikes threw all journalistic profesdionality under the eheels,,threw sourballs at the camera, and they largely stuck. So distortion perduasion stories took the lions share ofxwhat passes for jounalism on the right. This had a dumbing down effect on all news IMO, which turned to tug of rope on factual content. Meabwhile,,the rver powerful Krug brothers affected,public news, abd they come across ridiculously politically correct, to the point they are interviewing chronic tabloid liars as if they did not have pants on fire. The real core problem is we, America, set no hard boundaries on corporate ownership. Thatshould be a constitytional priority, and now iur bedt multi nationals are European trash owned. We put out tgexstupid Ameticsn work me to death wotj ethic, abd they stral all the mobey out of the US. Murdoch is scum, and so are his kids. Don't believe me, go watch Hugh Grant explain it to you. And we let crap like the Sun of UK rag news fame run one of our top broadcast companies? And who niw owns NBC? See where this is going?
04/07/2021 14:04
ASHLEY P
Sir, but why do you lie? Why accept a liar like Sen. Warren or Sen. Harris but not accept Pres. Trump?
04/08/2021 17:05
FIRSTLAST
those words need to go away if this site is going to be a dialogue place. I am not a moderator, but can at least self moderate. You have to think how this crap reads to the casual visitor. It sounds like we're 85 years old and been living with each other for 84 of those years. LOL. When I visit my elder relatives, its a conflict zone. There is a price for living so long. Or maybe it's that no one can go away and socialize outside the home. That part is really screwing with people. My F.I.L. would be playing cards with his senior buddies every day if he didn't have to stay homebound to remain healthy. Can't believe this is a long ways from over, but we are still seeing loved ones get hospital commited around here. And business associates I know have had to close their business as they cope with heart effects of Covid. That isn't just a sneeze to get over, it usually takes them down permanently.
04/08/2021 17:15
FIRSTLAST
I think that is just another leading argument. Senator Warren has some indian blood, but big flippin deal. I probably have most of Europe in my blood, doesn't matter. I'm not a Nazi because of it. And I'm not a pacifist either. Nothing about heritage absolutely defines a person. But Trump, he doesn't fall far from the tree. Go read about his grandfather, then his family biography by his niece. Very informative about his feeling about Russia, Imperialism, Oligarchy, and discrimination against blacks, other sub-cultures. When he took US development dollars to make over the Post Office Building, he played his liar games, cheated US Unions which pretty much rule in New York State, and most of the North East, and brought in non union laborors from Poland to do all the demo work. In his hospitality jobs, he uses off book Guatemalans. ALl those actions define who he is and why he makes a practice of lying, mob tactics in all of his business practices. You will never get him signing anything, documenting anything, keeping a single piece of paper, even if legislative laws demand it for the Office of President protocols. Exec. branch is accountable to legislative branch. That is law. But in his office, every paper is shredded. Every order is passed to gophers, like his attorny buddy who is sitting in prison. The training for this MOB business practice came to him by a attorney for the mob. Trump, if not mob himself, is mob boss in his definition, practices, and deceit. You can never say any of that about a single Dem in government office, or any of the candidates who ran. So, there is a chasm between character and leadership. The deficit has truly cost this nation dearly in our world position. That is the price we now pay, can't be accepted or trusted, and we backstab our best allies. You don't get forgiven in this modern world. Your former allies have options, and you will pay dearly to get back into their good graces. If the U.S. loses the dollar as world currency, becasue of Trumps actions and trashing trade relations so severely, then we may all be screwed. Banks are now moving to accept e currency. It's a very bad sign.
04/08/2021 17:58
ASHLEY P
I do not read your long winded responses that avoid the issue of your lies. Why do you lie?
04/08/2021 23:38
ASHLEY P
I'd like to discuss ideas with you in a civil way, but when you lie about me and lie about lying, the first subject covered MUST be "why do you lie"? You need to address that.
04/09/2021 12:49
04/12/2021 14:16
ASHLEY P
Liar-in-chief....with dementia.
04/12/2021 23:39
FIRSTLAST
I'm off politics, for good. Its just a bitch session and a huge turn off for everyone. But we were talking about lumber, and this very much affects everything I do. Many many projects part way in, or to be built, not I wonder if they will ever happen. This article tells me far more than I had perceived, and our future with regard to everything wood pulp or paper oriented is going to be radically altered. Guess we will have to quit eating and ...
04/13/2021 09:19
ASHLEY P
If you won't talk about politics, how about we talk about logic? You repeatedly site "climate change". Please tell me, do you mean temperature change that affects everything else?
04/13/2021 10:55
ASHLEY P
Or, I could continue to point out how your preconceived bias affects your conclusions. You often have good intentions....I'll give you credit for that. Your article above ASSUMES lots of things about the environment. That makes for poor science and...a poor article. Yet you spread that info.....why??
04/13/2021 21:34
ASHLEY P
BTW, your article is basically biased to promote fear. So many claims are biased.....can you tell that is so? Or do you not understand?
04/14/2021 18:56
FIRSTLAST
CO2 data are measured scientically. We have NAOA who have done this as a mission purpose. We would not be able to forecast weather without these resources. They now document 420 ppm CO2 and right behind that is the Nitrous Oxide count, also highly elevated. That 420 is about 1.5 times our historic basis. We are well on the way to a 1000 year recovery. This isn't something that just dissipates. You don't just flip off your CO2 pollutant sources and undo the damage done. When your trees are dying off at a cataclysmis rate across the world, and that article highlights the multi country issue, to the farthest north, and the South, we have prpobably past a tippping point already. We probably passed the ability to undo the damage by about 2005, but our children will be struggling to manage heat, flood, storm and failed crops. How did one or two generations use most of the energy of the planet, and decimate the atmosphere for what may be thousands of years? And who is distorting? You say none of this truth? YOu who have dozens of severe storm coming at your all the time? Your gulf of mexico proximity should be a worry. Yesterday, or Monday, a storm tipped a huge ship over, and 90 mile / hr winds made redovery very difficult. This is months before Hurricane season gets started, and already severe storms. Yeah, everyone knows what is happening by now. EVERYONE.
04/15/2021 09:03
ASHLEY P
I applaud you for your concern for the environment. I believe God gives us the directive to steward the earth. I do question how you come to the conclusion that "climate change" is real. Is it your claim the the earth's average temperature is changing?
04/15/2021 09:11
ASHLEY P
Google "confirmation bias". Anybody can fall for it.
04/15/2021 12:51
ASHLEY P
Can you watch this about climate change issues??
04/18/2021 22:36
ASHLEY P
Hey, remember when the Democrats accused Trump of inciting the Capitol riot? Remember what Maxine Waters said about Trump and "inciting" the people?? What is she telling people to do now? HYPOCRITE is a nice term for that wretch. (I bet you're all over this issue since you're such an open minded, middle of the road type fella with good info from CNN and NPR.) LOL
04/19/2021 22:28
FIRSTLAST
trumpnlist 6 states HANDILY. a real man acquieces, loves his country and does everything in his power to assure continuity of leadership. Every Predident,,during my parents generation plus my generation placed service above ego, ALWAYS. All he needed to do was move to Switzerland or Grand Cayman if he just wanted a tax haven. Ibstead, he ffd up this economy on a gargantuan scale. Biden has all this crap to plow through, but he really needs to fix international trade fiasco. Its causing double digit inflation, and that is 100% the G.D. trade war we needed like a hole in the head. You know every living economist told the entire world this shit was gonna happen. Now we can't get anything, we can't sell what we can't get, and soon our entire economy is going to suppress our basic incomes. Then how do we keep the peace, deal with angry citizens going hungry and poor. MAAM. make Merica a mess.
04/20/2021 12:56
ASHLEY P
Why won't you comment on Leftist hypocrisy? Maxine Waters is a liar. She's MORE of an instigator than Trump, whom she called out.
04/20/2021 14:06
ASHLEY P
You think inflation is from a trade war? You forgot the socialist Trump and socialist Biden administrations handing out TRILLIONS of dollars?? Did you forget about states taking away the liberty of millions of businesses and workers? Why the bias? Can't you see both sides of the story?? You repeatedly offer conclusions that are not supported by the facts. Show me how a trade war caused inflation....lol
04/20/2021 17:46
FIRSTLAST
dumbass. Dead from a pandemic don't have rights. And they leave a hell for their families to cope with. Go justify your arrogant stupidity to a half million fallen, over 3 million worldwide. Take your rights and cram them, you fake defenders of the sanctity of life. You are so "pot calling the kettle black". In 1922, it was a federal crime to not wear a mask. People didn-t out up with nonsense pabty waists. You wanted to flout your death breath with your assine rights you got taken out behind the shed and killed.
04/20/2021 17:56
FIRSTLAST
Maxine Walters moves the needle like the Rev. Sharpton. Everyone ignores them. Trump though, through his example and mockery of all Science based fact, now that is flat out manslaughter. Just pathetic. You grasp at straws. Got flat out nothing to stand on. NOTHING! You hide behibd the coat tails,of a criminal and bully, who has made his solitary function in life to ruin good peoples lives, sucker them, rob them, mock their character and pain they suffered just to exist. Then he exploits these same sub groups to cheat the wages and benefits federal law demands that he pay his U.S. resorts laborers.
04/20/2021 17:57
FIRSTLAST
Minneapolis exhales.
04/20/2021 19:41
ASHLEY P
Got ANY facts that inflation is caused by what you claimed, a trade war? Facts, not feelings.
04/20/2021 19:43
ASHLEY P
Sir, I'm trying to help you figure out your car in the other post, but you've got to provide adequate information. Race weight, rear gear, tire size, and engine specs are necessary.
04/21/2021 16:56
FIRSTLAST
couple things going on. As US covid numbers plunged in March '21, consumer demand became healthy. 2nd point, consumers never suffered a cash deficit as a rule during Covid calendar year one. So the pent up demand was just waiting on the retail re-opening. Shops such as this one in watersports, or bikes, or RV's or boats, all heavily rely on the international trade aspect to supply our U.S. makers/ builders, because there is literally no US fastener, fabric, foam, and many raw materials because of 3 decades of massive off shoring of whole industry segments. If you needed electronics, its far worse, because that gets into Taiwan, or S. Korea, or mainland China. Right now, the ports area cluster F. There aren't anywhere near enough drivers running the containers out to the 48 to get ports unclogged. I don't have the info just yet, but you add this tariff to the processing of containers, and things just got dragged out days, to weeks of delay. The ports can't just absorb weeks of delay, those containers need to keep moving. So our crap we need to keep up the GDP is stuck in a ship, or in a port, or on land at the port, lacking chasis that the semis pull those shipping containers on. Every one of those points is a massive mess. If you put a toll booth in DFW, or Chicago, guess what. The cities traffic flow comes to a dead halt, and now your passage around CHicago is a 3 or 4 hour ordeal. Imagine DFW if Bush 2 hadn't put in the massive toll system road network. There were 2 lanes around the north side just years back, as I pursued trips into Texas for my Pontiacs hord. When you cluster F the ports, you get the same result as the road snarls before transportation logistics experts designed solutions that work. All my orders now are on about 2 month delay waiting for Asian produced compoents to get past ports and to the US factories, say North Carolina, Tennessee, Washington state to think of three I am buying through with the supply chain issues at the moment. My other brands who source "sticks" (a raw component of a fiberglass or carbon fiber produced product) get all those "sticks" from Asia. That would affect virtually every fishing rod manufacturer as well I would guess. This USA market is a very global market. We thrive if we can get the trade. We die if we shut the gates on the trade.
04/21/2021 17:07
FIRSTLAST
there has been a surge in agriculture commodity prices unlike any run up I have seen. Unfortunately, I sold my grains at the low, but farmers who waited until this period where grains were not being shipped from Los Angeles to favor hurrying up empty containers to China for raw goods back orders, just saw a really huge windfall of profits. That also translates to the double digit run up you are seeing in the grocery stores on every product.
04/21/2021 17:40
ASHLEY P
So your article says the "....trade dispute and resulting tariffs have damaged the agriculture sector in particular." If agriculture has been damaged the most, why are prices for producers HIGH?? That makes NO sense....
04/21/2021 17:41
ASHLEY P
You site a BROKEN link to CNBC. One of the most biased sources possible....
04/22/2021 09:45
ASHLEY P
A host on an NPR show yesterday was talking to a Mr Crump (an attorney for the Floyd family) and the subject was police killings of black people. The host mentioned the police shooting and killing a 16 year old girl. The host FAILED TO MENTION the girl was attacking another girl with a KNIFE. That's bias, friend. Does that concern you?
04/23/2021 12:47
FIRSTLAST
different news content for you. Its more about the pandemics cost to human workers, and the wildly fluctuating US market demands, which created a clog at the ports. I theorize that the processing also involves verifying the tariff processing. TRump justifed that he was making all this money off CHinese. He isn't, not in any magical ball ever devised. It's all getting sucked out of US buyers pocket books. You just get it passed to you in jacked up falsely inflated materials costs, distribution costs, etc... Trade wars kills all involved. Its basically a russian roulette, except everyone is a winner winner chicken dinner. One article I linked was how empty containers went back to China, intead of filling them with ag commodities. This creates a fake demand problem driving up US grain markets, but is really just a distribution issue. That is fancy talk for BUBBLE. Markets that go up, without a solid underlying function, do what? They crash.
04/23/2021 12:56
FIRSTLAST
if you are listing to news enough to comprehend the story, you all knew that. Can't say their reporting skills are top of the industry, but at least they didn't purposely mislead. There are some huge disparities in reporting these days. And the industry is in a shambles. Our newspaper, the oldest for state of Iowa, is now owned by a Gannet / GATEHOUSE, which also owns USA today. They have decimated the paper. The building is for sale. The remainder actual hires working here are no more than 3. We used to have about 30 to 40 workers in that building. Real customer service where someone you knew your entire lifetime actually answered the phone, and you could walk in, crunch out your ad, pay your bill in person. It really sucks for us. That was our sole connection to actual community, reporting, events. It was also our principal method of conveying business messages. I quit being a subscriber in Sept, when out of blue, they took $52 from my bank account after they had cut me off first of the month. I asked them for 2 weeks why my deliveries had quit, I was on auto draft payment. Never had a interruption till then. We need to mandate some controls on the Rupert Murdochs or the Fox broadcasting acquisitions of our local media. It's wrecking truth in the news. I struggle to find unbaised radio. It's biased with right mis-truths all day long. They are shameless. Don't even attempt to report. It's just made up crap, character assassination, mockery. It's so simpletonish, just made for koolaid addicts. The crap runs from sunrise to sunset. I can only handle so much of it.
04/23/2021 15:46
ASHLEY P
The link you gave to support your claim actually contradicts your claim. Did you catch that? You repeatedly attack other sources of "news", yet your sources are constantly biased. Very, very biased against...the truth.
04/23/2021 16:31
ASHLEY P
Sir, if you thing the owners of the paper have "decimated" that paper, you are missing the fact that ALL paper print news has been decimated....by the stuff you're reading now.
04/23/2021 23:04
FIRSTLAST
which goes to your point about why news can be all opinion,,lack fact chcking. I am inspired by a handful of efforts, Guardian does a great job, New York Times still does deep investigations, a true rarity these days.
04/23/2021 23:13
FIRSTLAST
what wrnt wrog in some fozen papers from central Il to central Iowa, is the family who owned all out of Kansas sold them. Old school journalism took thise papers through a dying senior population, and the gen Xers are delusional, get their content off facebook. I work with a bunch of gals, many in 20s and 30s. Thry hace bo national fact based news knowledge. Clueless about candidates, parties, what to believe, and why. And there is no way you can live in Iowa and not know a candidates life story, it floods us here, for 12 months. But not a solitary one of these young people would ever go to hear the candidate live even though they all made two sometimes four visits to this city.
04/24/2021 10:47
FIRSTLAST
An actual field reporter gets tagged with this arrest, but fact is the perp. was advertising his video loudly and bragging about the insurrection. I can count the field reporters who followed the mob on one hand. Reporter deaths now are appalling across the globe. I know Malta from a trip. A aggressive independent got her car blown up (she was driving). She had story tracking highest office of govt to mob corruption. Huge coverup, see if the case produces a conviction. It's made its way to the courts. Trump may have have millions $$ in court fights over the next 3 years. Huge number of cases.
04/25/2021 13:16
ASHLEY P
You claim Trump started a trade war which then caused high prices. You provided a link to say the trade war has affected agriculture the most. YET, even you mentioned that grain prices are UP. Your info does NOT support your claim. I think my claim of printing money out of thin air and handing out TRILLIONS of dollars is the cause of some of the inflation we now see. And I predict (remember this) that a year or two from now, inflation will have affected most every item's cost.
04/26/2021 23:37
ASHLEY P
From your positions on policies, I take it that you are a leftist. See this link...
04/28/2021 13:45
ASHLEY P
In your opinion, why does Biden keep saying "President Harris"? It's happed about 4 times now??
04/28/2021 22:11
FIRSTLAST
did you even graduate high school? I spelled out how empty high value containers went back to Asia who has shot up (export demand) something like 40% in the past 6 months as Westerners demand goods. Demand for grains was pathetic for about 2 years, I know because I sold just before the rapid run up which was due to grains,we couldn't get delivered to foreign sale contracts. That trade clog creates a artificial fake demand. Can't get product, market panics drives price up. Now look at Texas ice storm. Similar constrainment challenge. We had no limitation on petroleum. That is absolutely not why fuel price shop up. Failure to listen to experts way back in early 2010s warn you needed to cold weather harden your systems were ignored, categorically. So the refineries froze up, petroleum production crashed, energy system crashed, water refinery processes froze and busted tons of stuff. And it wouldn't matter if we imported Saudi light crude perfect for gasoline, we still couldn't refine or distribute it. The bump is temporary, as is the grain trade bump. But weather change is real, it's scientically studied to death, documented, and it is a consant in its disruption of all commerce. Its so real that Xi, Putin, Modi, and a bunch of other ardent nationalist leaders just met via phone conference to address what every one of the nations sees as its greatest empirical threat, global warming with damaging CO2 affecting every planetary function. So can you ever comprehend how Trump went wrong direction on a one way street at 100 mph against traffic the last 4 years? You have a problem when you are so disconnected from reality, you still blame the other side for the mis-direction and floundering this nation reached under Trumps absence of leading. The problem is ignorance and a stubborness to hear what is actually happening to every nation, every continent. All of this was foretold, the ardent nationalists refusing to follow God's will and care for his planet. Why this has to end the painful way it is playing out. God knew our minds, our actions before we were ever conceived.
04/29/2021 09:12
ASHLEY P
God again? What's God think is more important: the planet, Trump telling lies, or YOU telling lies?
04/29/2021 10:54
ASHLEY P
"Weather change is real." Well, we can all agree that the weather changes. Answer this: Before mankind knew what an engine was, there was both tropical conditions AND an ice age in Iowa. Which should be the "normal" or "unchanged" temperature? Watch and....learn??
04/29/2021 17:22
ASHLEY P
Biden wants to spend 11 Trillion this year?? A madman. Crazy person...with support from the media (who love a "good" socialist/communist). Beware, buddy.
04/29/2021 18:25
FIRSTLAST
need a chart by President. GW Bush, the explosion begins. Add failure to control wall street, DODD FRANK legislation, and you jump it several more trillion in digging out the great recession. It's getting old and I don't care what party you are, it's really getting old. Who the heck is anybody kidding. You don't bail us out by defaulting? Do you really want crypto currency instead of a actual government backed dollar? And we are fueling that transition as we throw darts at China, Russia, and Iran. Best be careful because once they start throwing darts back, it's gonna get ugly.
04/29/2021 18:36
FIRSTLAST
we've had terrestrial conditions for several hundred thousand years. Those climate conditions had settled and the greenhouse period with dinosaurs had ended. It permitted native civilizations to settle by rivers and grow crops, and begin to thrive in numbers for the first time. This is when the planet began to grow in population, and still have plenty of everything to support. The issue now is the greenhouse gas man produced by auto energy production plus electric energy power plants. We could fix a lot of that as we go into hybrid autos, still burn fuel, but possibly more corn based ethanol. I don't see us transitioning into 100% electric very easily because of our prolonged work days in vehicles. It only serves the commuter public. The delivery truck, contractor and fleet vehicle, they need a hydrogen / hybrid solution. That could achieve super long power duration. My Volt is good for between 34 and 40 electric miles, then I am burning gas, but it is still Prius mileage numbers like 42 mpg. My Prius is out of service, think the main battery inverter, or most likely the electrical harness from the main battery cooked. Had critical faults which all came up at same time. As I try to test and diagnose, there is the stench of burnt wiring. I will perform the tear down soon, but if I can fix, it's going to require donor car for the items. Again, proprietary software which I was able to finally get, but integrating and getting it working on the laptop was a huge hassle. I am guessing the Prius didn't make it to 200,000 miles because of corrosion, the battery wiring/ inverter caused corrosion. The body was parked in the winters, and is still in brand new off the factory floor condition. We never changed the primary battery, so there is the slim chance that is all I need.
04/29/2021 18:42
FIRSTLAST
I think you mis-judge how ready the world is to embrace the needed change to cope with climate warming. Crops are on the risk meter already. People are thinking about this stuff. They are thinking 5 years out, 20 years out. We need to ensure a place our children can succeed, or nothing we are frittering away our time at, is worth any of it.
04/29/2021 18:45
FIRSTLAST
check this
04/29/2021 18:46
FIRSTLAST
Houston we have a problem Interest paid already exceed total Federal Tax revenue
04/29/2021 21:13
ASHLEY P
I really want to know: How do you charge an electric vehicle? Do you think it's wise to turn food (corn) into car fuel (ethanol)? And, what do you think about this vid??
05/02/2021 00:33
FIRSTLAST
first time with a plug in hybrid. Ours is programmed to only charge on the lowest meter billable hours, which run about 10 PM to about 7 AM with our electrical provider. Iowa is second to Texas in non fossil fuel generation,,so we aren't just transferring one fossil fuel to a 2nd. Wind now makes up about 40% of total generation. Solar has dropped on cost radically to where you can build a solar farms and out produce coal or natural gas turbines at a lower build cost. Meanwhile, wind blades and generator output from the blades have grown to almost double the original product. Siemens (German), built wind blade plant here but I could not get on. Since, it has sold to Fins or other norrthern baltic country. Quality went from Cadillac price and,way too expensive for poor nations, to a dirt priced throw,away piece of crap with durability Yugo quality. Use it and pitch it mentality. As for the cost payback scenario, I anticipate roof panels in next decade once we land on the house we will keep. We could charge the car and bank the daylight charge in a few locomotive batteries, feed the charge at night entirely off grid, zero fossil fuel. Friends are doing this, some here, some I know around country. Bunch of braniac inventors hunting for free energy aka Tesla inventions. Usually greed kills invention, someone gets a fat buyout from an Exxon, and routinely, dozens of times, they bury the breakthrough, deny patents seeing from reaching mankind. Not a lot changed since auto companies crushed trolley companies early 20th century. Smart strategy is a near zero solution like a fossil trickle source, say 2 or 3 cyl diesel,,driving a big generator. VW hit about 120 mpg efficincy range, all day driving in that developed design. You know Elon Musk has built battery plants to capitalize on this transformation of the consumer market. Storage solar cell fed battery banks are critical to an all solar future. In sunny CA, less reliance on grid arcing in wind storms, igniting huge wildfires.
05/02/2021 15:05
ASHLEY P
Fascinating info. I couldn't believe your windmill claim, so I found some info (at link below) which VERIFIED your claim. Congrats on that! lol
05/02/2021 15:07
ASHLEY P
My other two questions: Do you think it's wise to turn food (corn) into car fuel (ethanol)? What do you think about this video linked below?
05/02/2021 23:17
FIRSTLAST
strong libertarian. Keep the mandates out of gasoline, and quit pumping cash into oil extraction. The energy industry is,a big boy with bog boy pants. Let them lead, quit sucking governments nipple. Farmers just as whiny. Stuck in their dependency cycle. Ethanol is established. However big oil will screw tge contracts in a geartbeat, so sadly some regulation needed or ethanol goes bust. I am not anti ethanol, however I avoid it due to maintenance issues.We have Caseys here, a Iowa corporation, but has grown to a regional gas brand. They are our only brand offering no ethanol. Iowa whiny Rrpublican dominsted agri pact are now trying to force E15 statewide, mandatory. That is wrong. Big Ag is incredibly political and hulighly tricky, manipulative. They have turned Iowa's waters into a stinky cesspool from way over loading hog confinement hog and poultry density per acre. My wifes family us from thst ciunty where hog density is higgest in world. Buildings about 4 grouped every 1/4 mile apart. They just blew right through EPA rules on density.
05/03/2021 17:38
ASHLEY P
What do you think about John Stossel's video pointing out the lie of global warming?
05/03/2021 17:41
ASHLEY P
Do you think it's wise to turn food (corn) into car fuel (ethanol)?
05/03/2021 22:47
ASHLEY P
Do you have the ability to see videos that I link?? Skip to the 5:05 mark...
05/04/2021 00:01
FIRSTLAST
every glacier has a massive data trail. I've been to one in Alaska. It receded 5 miles since I visited. Greenland now is seeing the top secret cold,wsr base melting to where drposited radioactive waste is s risk to the melt water. China gets the vast amount of their fresh water ftom glacier melt in the Himalayas,,and they have genuine,eorries as they monitor faster than ever predicted melt off. All you stand on is ignorant faith. God gave you a brain, not to waste it but to get off your ass, gather the hard facts, abd face the truth. If you are a bird that sticks its head in the ground. I could excuse this. Ignorance is no excuse. You owe your creator one thing in this life. To have no God before him, and to care for his garden. Do you want to shit on his creation so your kids don't survive? I don't.
05/04/2021 10:06
ASHLEY P
I do lack knowledge. Please inform me, what do you think about Stossel's video??
05/06/2021 15:35
ASHLEY P
Hello? Stossel's video? Can you watch a youtube video?
05/08/2021 23:13
ASHLEY P
Hello? Care to learn about the FRAUD of climate change liars?
05/08/2021 23:18
ASHLEY P
"We have put together, I think, the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics" - Joe Biden
05/10/2021 15:06
ASHLEY P
The Retard-in-Chief strikes again. He doesn't know male from female...
05/10/2021 15:07
ASHLEY P
I have GTO badges from 1968. If I put them on a 1990 Chevy truck, does that make it a 1968 GTO? Biden and some others think so.
05/10/2021 23:31
FIRSTLAST
this issue goes to decades, actually a lifetime of male written family planning policy that makes having hormones and cleaning the reproductulive system a discriminatory not covered medical care item. Then these same fool males say their reproductive organ does in fact qualify for insured coverage, so that they can carry sexual potency even when they are a fat diabetic embarrasement of a human specimen in their broken down days. In both cases, legislation should never ban one half of society based on moron logic. Of all the idiot things you mouth off about as if you had any knowledge let alone actual education whatsoever, you are actually onto something here that most Americans fiercely care about, to where entire elections stand or fall based on the intellect and awareness of the male running for office. In my lifetime, not many passed the litmus test. RBG did more to advance the plight of unfairness in government spending for women than any other person in the past 100 years. She,should be sainted for actually understanding our constitutiilon and applying it with genuine justice. In the past day, 80 girls were blown up just because they aspired to learn in a school and make something of their lives. We live in a painful hell of a world full of biased men throwing around their testosterine driven egos. You worship the worst of the group.
05/10/2021 23:31
FIRSTLAST
this issue goes to decades, actually a lifetime of male written family planning policy that makes having hormones and cleaning the reproductulive system a discriminatory not covered medical care item. Then these same fool males say their reproductive organ does in fact qualify for insured coverage, so that they can carry sexual potency even when they are a fat diabetic embarrasement of a human specimen in their broken down days. In both cases, legislation should never ban one half of society based on moron logic. Of all the idiot things you mouth off about as if you had any knowledge let alone actual education whatsoever, you are actually onto something here that most Americans fiercely care about, to where entire elections stand or fall based on the intellect and awareness of the male running for office. In my lifetime, not many passed the litmus test. RBG did more to advance the plight of unfairness in government spending for women than any other person in the past 100 years. She,should be sainted for actually understanding our constitutiilon and applying it with genuine justice. In the past day, 80 girls were blown up just because they aspired to learn in a school and make something of their lives. We live in a painful hell of a world full of biased men throwing around their testosterine driven egos. You worship the worst of the group.
05/11/2021 09:06
ASHLEY P
So Biden doesn't know male from female, and you......LIE about me. Why do you LIE?
05/12/2021 05:12
FIRSTLAST
$23500 per MWC. Your collegiate flunky you worship set back every dinfle MWC thst much through his tax break for the rich. 7.8 trilliion. And what is the economic result for treating women who raise babies as a critical piece of our econony? The answer is they can re-enter workforce, cease being 100% homebound, because they have childcare covered. There is a cliff of absence of workforce. The Civid period produced the lowest birthrate in Americas history. But we lost a lot of people. And when you refuse a vaccine as a Ostrich Reoublican,,tgese eomen cannot subject themsrkves to being exposed to people who are 100% me focused. Covid vaccine and herd inmunity are the only way Biden can get our nation reopen and some normalcy allowed to happen. The experts now say herd immunity is not possible because of stupid ego centric white Republican evangelicals who follow Trump. But Trump got the vaccine, so why are you lying and a moron that embraces a totalitarian autocrat who you get to financially pay for with a tax burden the remainder if your and your childrens days?
05/14/2021 11:34
ASHLEY P
QUOTE my words that you say are a lie. I don't think I've lied, so prove your claim with a quote.
05/14/2021 11:35
ASHLEY P
What's wrong with white people? You type as though you are a racist. Are you a lying racist or a racist liar?
06/02/2021 10:29
ASHLEY P
In your view, what's wrong with white people? You type as though you are a racist. Why?
06/03/2021 23:01
FIRSTLAST
apparently whote people ofvthe South just can't process horrific catacysmic failure. Mike Lindell coughed up thst DJT woukd be "re-instated" in Aug. '21. So now T is dpouting off this line of drivel. You craft the mis-information. Denial of Covid, attacking the Science, assasinating the Post Office to de-legitimize the avalanche of safety voters had to speak their views without being threatened by a AK47 wielding half wit bumpkus, at the polls wjo is thrre to sway coercion of real Americans, the Southern right wing religious. Because Trump and 6 states are undertaking an illegal no eyes re-interpretation of ballots which will (bet all your Pontiacs) no doubt produce a conclusive win for Fox viewers. The allegations about Biden and Ukraine were fictitious, the alliance with China and Biden was bull crap, and Trump made America Suck Again. So when have you EVER told the truth? Prove it. All you do is regurgitate Fox News bullet points. Where us your critical thinking. You say you sample other stories kije PBS, but have you ever read the Atlantic? On Point?
06/04/2021 09:36
ASHLEY P
Where us your critical thinking. - Firstlast
06/04/2021 09:40
ASHLEY P
Dude, that quote speaks volumes. You've got errors of which you are unaware. Knock the chip of your shoulder and examine your claims for errors of LOGIC. Get someone to help you, because you can't see them. Why are you racist? Why do you lie?
06/05/2021 23:41
FIRSTLAST
check your own errors. Count the 340 million reasons Trump suckered you into worshipping you while he was picking your pocket clean, and crashing this econony with his lie called Nationalism. Globally, each Nationalist is politically in very deep trouble. They put self profiteering far above their sworn duty to serving their respective nations and it backfired huge under the strain of horrible sickness stessing every aspect of society.
06/05/2021 23:47
FIRSTLAST
Explain why you judge by appearance, gender, or color of skin? Explain why a criminal is still admired while honorable and very religiously principled President is constantly mocked and ridiculed. Explain how inner character means nothing for someone of the deep South. That is absolutely against everything I have ever known about the southern Baptist perspective on leadership.
06/07/2021 09:16
ASHLEY P
You are making straw man arguments again. That's not logical. That's a fallacy of logic. See my link for info. Stop the straw man.
06/07/2021 10:21
ASHLEY P
Explain why you claim I have judged by skin color. Just copy and paste my words that prove I've done that. (Tip: I don't think I have. Therefore I don't think you can.)
06/08/2021 00:44
FIRSTLAST
Snippet of your favorite archtypal Dem enemy in the person of Dr Rachel Lawinsky? spelling? Anyway, the comnents you are focusing my reaction toward, are all extremely shallow, miss whatever valid point about our unstable psyche as a people that was the point of its remarks. When have ever run up as many shootings and casualties in the first 5 months of 21 as this year? We have nultiple mass shootings in a week ,I can't possibly keep up. Thst reflects a vast sepsrstion of man from God. The value of himsn life starrs at the value invested by the crerator. Strip away thevtheology, equatexall ifvusvto just some random space dust plus a bit of energy field, we are pretty valueless and sovwho cares if a thousand are cut down? Trump didn't care his denial of science and medicine wagon quack meicinals cist us 2/3 of a millon lives at home. His gang assured we will never face facts and achieve a handle on Covid. This virus is a permanent thing, like Polio, or Leprosy, or AIDS. Trumpbsnd you as s worshipoer refused to follow the wisdom so we knock out its growth and evolutionary morphing pattern. Am I starting to connect? You micro focus on the outer that offends you, fail to heed the wisdom the Scientists and PHDs have to convey to you. So yes, you are focusing on lies here, those created by the right to demonize, divert, and belittle the sages who have honest and important words we desperstely need to get through a troubled time.
06/08/2021 00:44
FIRSTLAST
Snippet of your favorite archtypal Dem enemy in the person of Dr Rachel Lawinsky? spelling? Anyway, the comnents you are focusing my reaction toward, are all extremely shallow, miss whatever valid point about our unstable psyche as a people that was the point of its remarks. When have ever run up as many shootings and casualties in the first 5 months of 21 as this year? We have nultiple mass shootings in a week ,I can't possibly keep up. Thst reflects a vast sepsrstion of man from God. The value of himsn life starrs at the value invested by the crerator. Strip away thevtheology, equatexall ifvusvto just some random space dust plus a bit of energy field, we are pretty valueless and sovwho cares if a thousand are cut down? Trump didn't care his denial of science and medicine wagon quack meicinals cist us 2/3 of a millon lives at home. His gang assured we will never face facts and achieve a handle on Covid. This virus is a permanent thing, like Polio, or Leprosy, or AIDS. Trumpbsnd you as s worshipoer refused to follow the wisdom so we knock out its growth and evolutionary morphing pattern. Am I starting to connect? You micro focus on the outer that offends you, fail to heed the wisdom the Scientists and PHDs have to convey to you. So yes, you are focusing on lies here, those created by the right to demonize, divert, and belittle the sages who have honest and important words we desperstely need to get through a troubled time.
06/08/2021 09:23
ASHLEY P
Sir, you made the claim that I judge by skin color. HOW did you come to that conclusion? At best you've misunderstood my comments, at worst it's yet another lie (straw man argument).
06/09/2021 14:00
ASHLEY P
Got any quotes of mine where I'm judging by skin color? You've made a claim about me, back it up with a quote. I need to see what I've typed. I may need to correct something.
06/29/2021 23:30
ASHLEY P
You made a claim about me, do you have ANY supporting evidence? Or are you left with just your straw man argument?
06/30/2021 22:32
ASHLEY P
I know you've lied about me. That's a shame. And a sin. Too bad you can't discuss an issue while speaking only the truth in love.
07/07/2021 12:41
ASHLEY P
Truth > firstlast.
07/09/2021 15:27
REDNECK2
WOW, I haven't been on this site since it crashed years ago. But I do remember firstlast and AshleyP. Still hard at it! LOL!
07/09/2021 19:27
ASHLEY P
Redneck, good to hear from ya! How are ya?
07/09/2021 19:29
ASHLEY P
Oh, Red, seeing you're in construction safety reminds me that I was remodeling my house about the time you disappeared. Well, nearly 5 years later, I'm still not done....but I haven't hurt myself either. :)
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