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ropensaddle

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110%!!!!

We had a critter outbreak when I was in Motor T school at Pendelton, they made us take out all our mattresses! Crabs in the Brks, not good, EVERYBODY GOT THEM, EVERYBODY!
Even our SSgt!
Lol yeah you can always tell when someone has had them lol they itch just with one mention of the lil buggers. At least they're just bugs not clap or nothing!
 
pdqdl

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If there was a penalty for being off-topic, I think all of the last few posters would be in ArboristSite jail. We're so far off topic, I don't think it will ever make it back.
 
the Aerialist

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Yeah, who around these parts want to help somebody get started ...

Not sure there is much more you can say to the OP that wasn't said in the first dozen or two posts. It was a natural turn to de-rail.
Jeff ;)
So the answer to the OP is a definite NO! Shucks, we might have to compete with them someday!
 
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jefflovstrom

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So the answer to the OP is a definite NO! Shucks, we might have to compete with them someday!
Aw, come on man, Remember I am abrasive yet sensitive! I am trying to pick the right foot to engage with you with. The answer is not No! The OP can do what ever he want's. He asked a question and got feedback. A couple hundred of post's for his feedback and you think we should expand?? OK. You start.
Jeff :D
 
the Aerialist

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Oh, don't get me started ...

Aw, come on man, Remember I am abrasive yet sensitive! I am trying to pick the right foot to engage with you with. The answer is not No! The OP can do what ever he want's. He asked a question and got feedback. A couple hundred of post's for his feedback and you think we should expand?? OK. You start.
Jeff :D

But since we've already kissed and made up Jeff, and are now best buds ~ OK I'll start.

The comment wasn't actually directed at you Jeff, I'm (now) sure you are OK and I do have a lot of respect for someone who has been in this business for 33 years.

Darwins law gets rid of the incompetents real fast in this work. I've seen it, as I'm sure most of you have. It's just that every "newbee" isn't incompetent, although some are I'm sure. Every newbee is inexperienced though.

I guess it's a matter of trial by fire, but no matter how "hot" (and bothered?) it gets on this, or any other message board, it's nothing compared to the fire one can jump into from a tree.

But you have to ask yourself (not you specifically Jeff, all of us climbers). Is the heat we direct to new members designed to save them, or is it to save ourselves. By that I mean our egos or our standing in the pecking order of the gang here?

I've got an idea Jeff, let's count the posts in this thread that are positive, encouraging, comments, or even positive discouraging comments. (Dave Murphy gave me one, and it reached me far more deeply than all the others) Divide those into the total number of comments and BINGO ~ you have your Signal to Noise ratio of this board. I'd say that there's a pretty small percentage of signal, not nearly enough to be heard over the noise.

How much better of a climber would I be today if I would have been able to benefit from the wealth of knowledge about climbing that resides on this board when I got started oh so many years ago, or even three years ago?

Someone else take a turn now. :cheers:
 
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the Aerialist

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I Ignore No One ...

I would, but your sally ass has me on ignore.:hmm3grin2orange:

you'll fade away.
"Sally Ass" my Ass. Once I found out that this was Fight Club for tree workers I saw that ignoring people would be like running away from a fight. So now I give everyone a fair shot.

I believe I said my only way out now is on my shield, feet first.

Anybody want to fight about personal computers?

(posted from my iPad)
 
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tree MDS

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Make him go away!!!!!:hmm3grin2orange:
Lol! I remember way back as early as the third grade, we had a "gang". we would hide out in this juniper bush, with a hollowed inside and pop out and beat the crap out of the nerds if they got too close.. fun times! :chainsawguy:
 
ropensaddle

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Lol! I remember way back as early as the third grade, we had a "gang". we would hide out in this juniper bush, with a hollowed inside and pop out and beat the crap out of the nerds if they got too close.. fun times! :chainsawguy:
Now their the ceo's getting new Porsche faster than they change ladies lol.

PS: Ole rope did not need no gang though bro.
 
swyman

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"J&S Tree Service" is the name. Have tons of work to do, business cards, advertising, looking for equipment....... Thanks to all for your valuable input even though I got a little pissed. Sitting in the shop now having a cold one in front of the fire wondering what the future will bring. This has really turned out to be a very entertaining thread! Keep going and I'll let you guys know how I'm doing from time to time!
 
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