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Old Tom

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  1. One  thing that my father taught me when I was growing up working in his business.  He said "Corporations don't pay taxes, people pay taxes".  No matter what tax is rendered on a business or corporation it will eventually be filtered on down to the consumer in one form or another.  A business must stay above the bottom line if it wants to stay in business.  If a tax is levied on a hamburger joint the cost of your burger goes up.  There are many ways that a corporation can redirect that tax where it winds up in the consumers lap. 

       Old Tom

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  2. Yeah Dave, cats do help but chickens and guinea fowl are a better deterrent.  I never had any around here while the chickens roamed the area.  After I got rid of the chickens the inscorpticets came in like cockroaches which they love to eat. 

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    ]]]]]]better deal to keep those critters down.  

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  3. Aww, they look a lot like corn flakes to me Bob.  Are you sure that they didn't get a little soggy inside of the watermelon?  If they are still crunchy after you bit down on them with you're set of choppers then I suppose that we'll have to believe you.    :4chsmu1:

       Old Tom 

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  4. Look Skip, the only way that Bob is going to get through those 'Pearly Gates' is if he stands right below that suction wind he had come through his yard.  He'd better make sure that the thing was not a down draft or else he might wind up digging nuggets from the bottom up.  I know I left myself open for a lot of flack but I'm on a lot of narcotics right now and I'm cruising at 20,000 around Mach 1, I think.     :hide:  

       Old Tom

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  5. Glad to  hear that your dad is responding so well to the Stem Cell Therapy.  I hope it will help me in my case.  I am not a good candidate for knee replacement as my age is 86 now and no one wants to handle my case.  Medicare has opted to cover Stem Cell Therapy now within the last couple of months.  Previously it was too expensive to consider and the steroid shots were working well.  Now they don't work at all so here I go on the other option.  One other thing I considered very closely was that stem cells are gathered from umbilical cords of fetuses'.  I told the Doc that if they came from aborted fetuses' that I would not participate in a program of that sort.  He assured me that it is not the case and he would not be in it either if that were the case.  I go in for the shots on Wednesday, 'oh happy day'!  

       Old Tom     

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  6. 7 hours ago, chrisski said:

    Anyone have any suggestions for no metal boots?  

    I got some from LA Police Gear in 2013 that are discontinued and disappeared from the back of my truck, and my last set of work boots fell apart after 25 years.

    That's where I get my non metallic boots at also.  They do have good buys from time to time on discontinued items.  Go back through their inventory again and I'm sure that you'll find something good for yourself.  

    That boot in the picture looks like it is laughing at you.  :25r30wi:

       Old Tom

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  7. I guess that you haven't been out in a while either Andy.  It's so hot down here that all I do is go food shopping and put out out the garbage each week.  Come cooler weather watch out man I'm going all in.  I'm feeling a lot better and I start my Stem Cell Therapy for my knees next week.  Sherri, Young Tom's wife, is making a miraculous recovery from her bout with Cancer.  After operations, bone grafts, feeding tubes, Radiation, Chemo etc., etc. She is healed of that dreaded scourge.  Tom took great care of her for all that time and coaxed her along all through it.  He might be a little crazy at times but he makes a heck of a Soul Mate.  I was pretty crazy at his age also.  I guess he learned some of it from me.  We'll get out now as soon as it gets cooler and he gets some free time for himself.  I don't dare go alone as I might just fall in one of those holes that I dig. 

    See you out there Andy...........

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  8. The dark eyed ones from the planet Russia probably threw you out for talking too much.  Glad to hear that everything went well and are on the mend.  Just remember to allocate the heavy chores to your young'un like pulling an elk out of the woods this fall.  

       Old Tom 

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  9. I remember that trip well.  Patrick fell backwards in his chair an almost rolled down the hill.  We were camped on a slant as there was no flat ground around.  Good thing too as the water from the deluge just ran off and left us without mud in camp.  Tammy doctored up Patrick's wounds from falling and did a very good job.  That was a fun campout for the middle of the summer.  

       Old Tom  

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  10. As one gets older surgery is for the birds.  I've had more than my share and still going.  Opted out for knee replacement and going in for Stem Cell Therapy.  Let you know in a few months just how it all works out.  Good luck on your surgery tomorrow and will remember you in prayer tonight.  Getting old sucks too.  

       Old Tom

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  11. That cricket has found more gold than the 'Two Toms'.  We haven't been out this year as yet due to other than the heat and virus.  Young Tom is all tied up taking care of his wife who is very ill.  I've been coming back from my own bout with hospitals and cancer.  My back and legs don't work very good anymore and tomorrow I go to the doc to find out about Stem Cell Therapy for my knees.  I sure would like to get out again.  I know there is a big nugget out there just waiting to be picked up and i want to be the one to do it.  The rains are coming and cooler weather is not far away.  Screw the 'Virus'  :-)  

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