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Old 03-01-2013, 07:36 AM
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the sky is falling!

we are going to lose 170 million jobs...!

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Old 03-01-2013, 07:47 AM
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Losing one's own job is catastrophic. One's brother losing a job is tragic. 174M losing their jobs is a statistic.

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Old 03-01-2013, 09:16 AM
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we are going to lose 170 million jobs...!
The average person is a moron.

Nearly every single time I read a new article, another average person is spouting off about something for which they know nothing.

You see it on here..........you see it every single day when you have interactions with others, and you see it on the television, whether from advertisements or newscasts............it's pervasive and insidious.

On a brighter note, I made $100. of one of these idiots yesterday. The moron filled the box truck (Isuzu diesel four) and made it about 1000 feet after he left the station. The owner of the shop sent another employee to go and get him (40 miles away) and he swore that he used the green nozzle and absolutely put diesel fuel in it. I told the owner to get it towed back here (to the machine shop). I was positive that we're dealing with an idiot and I confronted said idiot and bet him $100. that he filled it with gas.

I'm taking a bit of a risk as I really do not want to get into a serious mechanical repair if the problem is NOT gasoline.

So, after a 40 mile tow from New Haven to New Britain, we had our answer at 6:00 that night.

Spent a few hours yesterday purging the system of gas...........let the moron do most of the work...........and getting it going in the afternoon on new fuel.

I wonder if I'll see that $100............of course these people have no money.............too GD stupid for that.



Oh.........and how does said idiot remove the gas from the tank (15 gallons of it)?

He removes drain plug on bottom of tank and most of the gas runs out on the shop floor (because he only had about 7 gallons worth of containers). When I arrived, I could smell the gasoline before I entered the building...........it was that bad.

He came real close to blowing the entire place.............
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:51 AM
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The average person is a moron.

Nearly every single time I read a new article, another average person is spouting off about something for which they know nothing.

You see it on here..........you see it every single day when you have interactions with others, and you see it on the television, whether from advertisements or newscasts............it's pervasive and insidious.

On a brighter note, I made $100. of one of these idiots yesterday. The moron filled the box truck (Isuzu diesel four) and made it about 1000 feet after he left the station. The owner of the shop sent another employee to go and get him (40 miles away) and he swore that he used the green nozzle and absolutely put diesel fuel in it. I told the owner to get it towed back here (to the machine shop). I was positive that we're dealing with an idiot and I confronted said idiot and bet him $100. that he filled it with gas.

I'm taking a bit of a risk as I really do not want to get into a serious mechanical repair if the problem is NOT gasoline.

So, after a 40 mile tow from New Haven to New Britain, we had our answer at 6:00 that night.

Spent a few hours yesterday purging the system of gas...........let the moron do most of the work...........and getting it going in the afternoon on new fuel.

I wonder if I'll see that $100............of course these people have no money.............too GD stupid for that.



Oh.........and how does said idiot remove the gas from the tank (15 gallons of it)?

He removes drain plug on bottom of tank and most of the gas runs out on the shop floor (because he only had about 7 gallons worth of containers). When I arrived, I could smell the gasoline before I entered the building...........it was that bad.

He came real close to blowing the entire place.............
Gotta love it when someone follows up something stupid with something really idiotic....
Compound FAIL!!!



btw....want another 15 gallons of RUG mixed with diesel? I still have the fuel from the last time my wife drove the SD...
Wonder if I could burn it in the chainsaw....
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:56 AM
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btw....want another 15 gallons of RUG mixed with diesel? I still have the fuel from the last time my wife drove the SD...
Wonder if I could burn it in the chainsaw....
This you will love:

The moron ran the truck down to the lowest possible fumes when he arrived at the station............so the gasoline was nearly pure. He put most of it in his shltbox (a Navigator, of course).

The shop owner is going to charge him for this adventure.............about $500 in total until he pays it off.

The last idiot did the same thing to the Ford...........that was a $4K adventure with a mechanic down in New Haven..........PAINFUL. The mechanic ripped him off badly because HE COULD...........the truck couldn't go anywhere.
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:57 AM
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It'll run well in a carburated engine....a little smokey but fine.
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:00 AM
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It'll run well in a carburated engine....a little smokey but fine.
With an estimated ratio of 30:1, I'll bet it won't have a problem in the fuel injected engine (Ford V8).
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:16 AM
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The average person is a moron.

Nearly every single time I read a new article, another average person is spouting off about something for which they know nothing.

You see it on here..........you see it every single day when you have interactions with others, and you see it on the television, whether from advertisements or newscasts............it's pervasive and insidious.

On a brighter note, I made $100. of one of these idiots yesterday. The moron filled the box truck (Isuzu diesel four) and made it about 1000 feet after he left the station. The owner of the shop sent another employee to go and get him (40 miles away) and he swore that he used the green nozzle and absolutely put diesel fuel in it. I told the owner to get it towed back here (to the machine shop). I was positive that we're dealing with an idiot and I confronted said idiot and bet him $100. that he filled it with gas.

I'm taking a bit of a risk as I really do not want to get into a serious mechanical repair if the problem is NOT gasoline.

So, after a 40 mile tow from New Haven to New Britain, we had our answer at 6:00 that night.

Spent a few hours yesterday purging the system of gas...........let the moron do most of the work...........and getting it going in the afternoon on new fuel.

I wonder if I'll see that $100............of course these people have no money.............too GD stupid for that.



Oh.........and how does said idiot remove the gas from the tank (15 gallons of it)?

He removes drain plug on bottom of tank and most of the gas runs out on the shop floor (because he only had about 7 gallons worth of containers). When I arrived, I could smell the gasoline before I entered the building...........it was that bad.

He came real close to blowing the entire place.............
So who's the greater fool?

The fool who is too stupid to know what fuel to use?

Or the fool who "lets" him do most of the work and then leaves him unsupervised to drain the fuel?

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Old 03-01-2013, 11:18 AM
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Dow is up 11 points. I made a bit on daytrading today Life's good.
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:27 AM
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So who's the greater fool?

The fool who is too stupid to know what fuel to use?

Or the fool who "lets" him do most of the work and then leaves him unsupervised to drain the fuel?


He took it upon himself to drain the fuel. He was told to wait until I arrived prior to doing ANYTHING on the truck. But, he's too stupid to follow that instruction.

All of the work that he did while I was there was supervised and checked.
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:14 PM
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He should be glad that you didnt call OSHA/EPA on his little "spill" and create a bunch of headaches and fines for everyone involved (although it'd probably be tough for you to stay clear of the shiznit storm that would follow) - I would think that it'd be an easy excuse to fire the guy if someone wanted to...

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Old 03-01-2013, 12:19 PM
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He should be glad that you didnt call OSHA/EPA on his little "spill" and create a bunch of headaches and fines for everyone involved (although it'd probably be tough for you to stay clear of the shiznit storm that would follow) - I would think that it'd be an easy excuse to fire the guy if someone wanted to...

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Yep.

That class of people is universal in the capability to screw up the most simple of tasks. This is the fifth idiot in as many years. This one does take responsibility for his actions, however, and agrees that he must pay for his stupidity. He's kissing my ass with thanks because the final tab is only $500. instead of $4,000 (at a diesel mechanic). He also has some decent organizational skills and he's fairly industrious as a general maintenance man, so it's probably not the time to start anew.
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:31 PM
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Yep.

That class of people is universal in the capability to screw up the most simple of tasks. This is the fifth idiot in as many years. This one does take responsibility for his actions, however, and agrees that he must pay for his stupidity. He's kissing my ass with thanks because the final tab is only $500. instead of $4,000 (at a diesel mechanic). He also has some decent organizational skills and he's fairly industrious as a general maintenance man, so it's probably not the time to start anew.
That is the worst kind of idiot.

But it is one of the foundations of the Peter Principle.

OTOH, at least he is able to contribute usefully to society and not just be another drain, we have enough of those already (and too many of them are in DC...).


(Hopefully you got that I was joking about the "greater fool" thing.)
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:38 PM
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That is the worst kind of idiot.

But it is one of the foundations of the Peter Principle.

OTOH, at least he is able to contribute usefully to society and not just be another drain, we have enough of those already (and too many of them are in DC...).


(Hopefully you got that I was joking about the "greater fool" thing.)

It's easy to become the "greater fool". In fact, to avoid it, we sometimes do the work of the fool to ensure that he doesn't screw up. But, then we find ourselves way behind the curve doing things that are somewhat menial and failing to do the important things.

It is inevitable that the fool will screw up, despite careful instruction. Are we still the "greater fool" because of it? Somehow, I doubt it because it is inevitable. At a certain point, one must determine if it is more valuable to cut one's losses and find a replacement. I'm currently in that dilemma with my designer of 20 years. He's on the downhill slide and the errors are numerous and costly. Unfortunately, the opportunity cost of a replacement is also very costly, so...........the dilemma again.
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:40 PM
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Where does M Waters get her idea of this many jobs will be lost? Is she in the ranks of dumbest member of congress? She's neck in neck with some moron folks on the right now that's for sure.

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