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    Never hire loggers or rig hands.

    Those guys could break an anvil and lose the pieces.
    Is this not a reasonable place to park?

    The bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of the expanding bureaucracy.

    Jim Conrad

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    I gotta remember that one.

    I have a guy like that, if he's left to his own devices. But he can also fix anything with almost nothing. I always say it'd be real hard to keep him in jail.
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    I doubt the jinx could fix anything, but he was super smart. He was like having a personal Google twenty years before there was one.

    He originally was a printer then worked transferring things to computer files. He'd read everything and remembered it all, you could ask him anything and he could tell you. A lot of people didn't like him but we got along pretty good. He'd never been outside much and was amazed at what we did, not counting break downs. Well I guess he enjoyed them too, because everyone down the pub knew about them before I got there, and everything else as well usually.

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    Good story, Steve.
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    On how whalers kept track of their productivity

    https://www.hakaimagazine.com/articl...ng-age-whaling
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    Thats pretty neat.

    What a terrific adventure that must have been. I think back to some of the stories I have read about ocean going types back in the day.

    Like me going to the moon.
    Is this not a reasonable place to park?

    The bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of the expanding bureaucracy.

    Jim Conrad

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    I'll go with you!!!

    Moon party!!!

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    A self sufficient type guy who lives in western Montana.


    http://www.popularmechanics.com/adve...staying-alive/
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    Pretty cool article.

    I dont reckon I could live in a city. They would not be room for all my supplies. I doubt I could get out of the habit of laying in provisions for the winter, even if it never got cold.
    Is this not a reasonable place to park?

    The bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of the expanding bureaucracy.

    Jim Conrad

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    I had similar worries when I started living in cities Jim, thing is, there are provisions all over the place already laid up. Might have to fight for em though!

    Cool article, it sounds and looks like paradise, looks like maybe some Larch trees in the area?

    Great quote-

    "You sort of wonder, when you're me, and Ron is your father, how you came to be this person, a writer in Los Angeles who reads and daydreams for a living."

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