• kevin bingham's Avatar
    9 Hours Ago
    kevin bingham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    quality public education for all? Damn now you really are talking like a commie. next thing youll want healthcare for all too. Your a pinko union man disguised as a right winger. Is it guns, god, and gays that got you crossed up then?
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  • August Hunicke's Avatar
    16 Hours Ago
    HA
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
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    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread This is the Akimbo in Gear Forum
    :lol:
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  • kevin bingham's Avatar
    20 Hours Ago
    kevin bingham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elaine_race_riot wow this is old news, but I had never heard this story. Speaking of bloodshed and inequality
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  • kevin bingham's Avatar
    20 Hours Ago
    kevin bingham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    imagine back in the day when there were thousands of miners waiting to get into the mines with pix and wheelbarrows, or thousands of autoworkers going in with screwdrivers to build model Ts. People say everyone should just get a good job and get paid what they are worth. what is everyone supposed to do? Now there is just a whole lot of people fighting for the chance to serve lattes.
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  • kevin bingham's Avatar
    20 Hours Ago
    kevin bingham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Of course Union members have common sense. They seem like a very important tool in keeping all of the money from pooling up in the pockets of just a couple of money hoarders. We had bloodshed in this country when the inequality got bad. Its no good if everyone is fighting amongst each other for the chance to serve 8 people. Eugene Debs, the Pullman car strike, there was a lot of bloodshed in West Virginia so you could have a Union. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Blair_Mountain . You are a direct beneficiary of some blood that was shed over income inequality and people not getting paid what they are worth. I am somewhat baffled. I would like to hear a little more details of how there is this contradiction in your posts and your reality. Are you just playing the game?
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  • gf beranek's Avatar
    21 Hours Ago
    Gargantuan. Si-Fi reality.
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  • kevin bingham's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    kevin bingham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    We will find out. As Americans it's been since the 20s we had serious income inequality. In other places, historically, it leads to bloodshed. But who knows, let them eat cake.
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  • kevin bingham's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    kevin bingham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Now I know your a union guy, I just don't know what to make of your posts. You got me flipped.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread This is the Akimbo in Gear Forum
    You should come visit :D
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Damn Dave. I hope you feel better and better things await you. Here are some frozen trees from the freezing fog this morning. Fog had receded some and the sun came out. My job got canceled today and one of my help got sick. So I met with the clients I need to focus on and watched the guys pull logs off mine tailings. No bear sightings today though :/:
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  • August Hunicke's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Haha, my mini Vermeer does, 2 of em!
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  • August Hunicke's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Push some biiig trees with this bayba! I wonder if this would crack up my clients concrete driveway tho… <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/FCkXXXD-CkM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Ohhhhhhh, there be tossing going on ;)
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    If at all possible, yes, or move into the next scheduled job if feasible. Often, I will bring my crew back to my place to help out on a project here on the property. Some dropped trees, fencing, maintenance.........
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Here is a video my ground man Mike got when the sun came out after a week of cold rain up here last week. Sun finally broke through Friday. My climb rope from climbing two of these was just dripping with water from being cinched around the stems. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/iRV2sEs7MqQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Yeah, hurt animals can be grouchy
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Truth! I had freezing fog so thick today I could not barely see the ground crew. Radio only when I topped them out. I was throwing 50 plus footers. I had some good DZs so I knew the general direction and I could wait to get a glimpse of Mike in the HIVis before I gunned the face. Then he would fade into the fog. Hit my marks often. But too damn foggy to throw 100 plus sticks near buildings. You could not see the target form the tree base. Then a bear out of no where. Crazy shat.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    This... They are still 800.00 trees. Just goes faster. Or 500.00 ... or 1000.00...... HO clean = less hours on the machine... :lol:
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    1 Day Ago
    Well today was interesting.. I leave a tad early to do a drop and walk. I got my 066 back from Rob yesterday since I needed it off the job he is decking logs on. Show up at the site and try to get the new chain I had bought for it on the saw... NOPE. Tad short. Second time they got the chain wrong on me for this saw and bar at the saw shop. K... New guy... I get it. Explain I will be back tomorrow to drop the tree in the morning so the clean up can begin. Same job Rob has been decking logs on with two subs we use and the equipment is over there at the ready. so off to my other job. One no show. K... No problem I can make it work with the loader op and one ground man. Part way through the day.. flat tire. Now ground man getting sick. So I am like, lets get this one more down that I stuck a line in so I can move my gear to another job tomorrow. There is an old mine right there. I have worked this ditch other times. You just huck the brush down into it right in from of the mine. Drops about 20 feet. Yard all the brush out the ditch to a road. All morning I climb and strip over the ditch... Mike yards it out, loader moves to fire. Last tree. Both of us handling the pull rope in the same ditch, get it all set. Mike heads out to pull point, I climb up the side to make the 3 cuts. I no sooner get to the base of the tree, I hear a rustle down in the ditch at the mine (caved in mostly) entrance. Big young cinnamon black bear lumbering right where we just were. Runs up the opposite, almost vertical wall 20 feet up and out. One front leg is broke and dangling. HOLY SHIT. He was not 20 feet from me as I am standing on a ledge the tree is growing out of. Of all friggen days I did not bring my carry weapon. Truck had got damp, so I oiled it up and stuck it in the safe till drier weather. The frig! Wont do that again. There have been bear and mountain lion sightings over there since fall. I have been packing JIC. So... we inform the HO to call Fish & Game and Sheriff. He pulls a hunting rifle and starts checking around in case. Dismissed my sick ground guy Dismissed my tractor op to go get tire fixed. I quit early and head over to saw shop to straighten the second boo boo out. I go home. Call custy for tomorrow and she cancels. So after I pull all the gear out, it all goes back tomorrow.. For the rest of the month anyway... SHeesh.. What a day!
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    kevin bingham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    I cant stand PETA. to me this is just really sad.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    He's been busy with Akimbos.... :D
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    2 Days Ago
    Nice work Sam... Looks freezing! Good to see you catching those pieces on a sling. That will save your shoulders and wrists.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
    3 Days Ago
    Sam, I dont envy anyone working in that kind of snow and cold. Take care man. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr...... Finally back to work yesterday.. Working through the weekend to make up for lost revenue. Rob is off milling. SO it will just be Mike and I with a loader op. Think I will just go make a mess and a big ass burn pile today.
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  1. hey Gerry thanks for writing such a great book, I keep it around me all day. as a new guy starting out it has provided me with help and advice when I needed it so thanks again. see ya around Zayen
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    1- I'm on the verge of buying a video camera to make hd quality splicing vids (some to sell, some to youtube). I'm looking at the canon HG-10. any thoughts? What's the secret to getting HD vids up on youtube?

    2- I'm getting inquiries from people wanting to climb the redwoods. I think you saw a thread from a trip where i took some people up...but these are up in the state parks where, as you know, climbing is prohibited, Any suggestions for some private land where the owner would let me earn money on their property? I'd be glad to pay, of course...

    Hope all is well...

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    I wanted to write and thank you again for setting the whole rec climb up. I'm really looking forward to meeting you.

    I know you closed the number of people several weeks ago so I feel bad for asking - a very close friend who lives in Portland is thinking about driving down to see me while I'm in humboldt and I told her I would have to check with you first to make sure it is okay. I am camping nearby but I would want to hang out with her so I was writing to ask permission if she could tag along with us.

    If that doesn't work, no problems at all Jerry. See you soon~!

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