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Striper

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  • Birthday 10/31/1943

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    Oak Harbor, WA
  • Interests
    Metal Work, Woodworking, Wine Making, Meat Smoking, and Goofing Off

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  1. Ok, for the record. I worked for the local school district for 13 years. During that time I met, and still know, a number of very good and dedicated teachers. However somewhere in the neighborhood of 75% of the teachers were just there for a pay check, and made no bones about telling you that. Also during that time, the amount of money the State payed the district per student DOUBLED, but the amount the teachers had to spend in their classroom for supplies WENT DOWN. However also during that time the amount of ADMINISTRATORS, ie higher paid folk, doubled. And of course each and every one of those folks had to have their own personal secretary. Here locally the amount spent on Administration is way out of line, but nobody seems to want to try and rein it in. Bottom line, the kids get short changed. As for the taxes part, here locally we are paying for several levies to the schools and will most likely be having another levy pass this year. We taxpayers in this area do support our schools, but our schools are seriously letting us down. Again, just my .02 Joe
  2. Having been through the process and having the Dr that examined my current hearing state that I was practically deaf, didn't mean a thing to the VA. Their stance was that I lost less than 25% of my hearing during my time on active duty, so no benefit for hearing loss. As an aside, I do not know any Veteran that is getting anything, other than hearing aids, for their hearing loss. I do get my hearing aids from the VA though and they are good ones. Tinnitus however seems to be a slam dunk 10%. Joe
  3. Your right about that. Trouble with the USA though is that our Public School System seems to take it as a challenge to keep turning out even worse idiots every year. Just my .02 Joe
  4. Just a little something that I stumbles across, food for thought. Joe
  5. HAHAHAHAHA, and I will keep it up. Sharon and I will be in Seaside, OR for New Years, maybe we can set up a meeting somewhere? Hey Linda, just not a lot to say but I do at least read the board a few times a week. Was actually in Yuma not to long ago and met up with Steve, Carol, and Jerry. Janice was under the weather that day. 😞 Joe
  6. Hey Dave, Not a problem with your memory, we have met but it was back at one of the parties at the hossienda when you were using your monster jeep to pull people out of the mud pit. Another place you might check out for help with your decals is Image 360 in Burlington. Joe
  7. Hey Dave, If you need help with the seats, I'm sure that Hoss and a couple others in that group would be more than willing to give you a hand also. No one wants to see, or hear, that you messed up one of your new knees doing this job. Joe
  8. And the electricity to charge them has to come from somewhere. Most likely from a Coal Fired Power Plant. Bottom line is there ain't no free ride. Joe
  9. Hey Dave, Hope your feeling a little better today, actually hope both you Old Timers are doing better. Where did you have your surgery? 2 hours to home sure doesn't sound like a fun thing to do the day after getting cut on. Joe
  10. Glad to hear that you "Old Timers" got through your procedures and are doing well. Guess that means I can hoist Bourbon, or 3, to your continued improvement. Joe
  11. Hey Dave, Good Luck today. Got both you old timers in my prayers for a good outcome of todays event. Joe
  12. Yesterday was fun. When Jeri says we talked for hours, she means it. When we got there the restaurant was have a Lunch Special, they were changing over to their Dinner Special when we left.🍸 And we talked about EVERYBODY. LOL Weather was great and the ferry ride both ways was good. All in all a great day spent with friends. Joe
  13. Wow, I thought the map went away a long time ago. Anyway, thanks to Dave and Jerri for making it available to everyone. As for Faceplant, no way Jose. Joe
  14. Dave, There is a shop in Burlington called "Image 360" you could talk to about installing the flames for you. I've talked to them about work before and liked the fact that they were up front with me about things. I didn't use them but then my job was for removal of the clear "Invisible Bra" on the front of my Motor Home. Joe
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