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Veteran Advisor

Re: Gona watch from the cheap seats

Thanks for posting the obituary. I knew that he was one of a kind. Age 70 is a pretty short live, though, but I bet he lived it to the fullest.

The guy had a lot of wit, and I miss his contributions.

 

And he was smart in business....I am late to the table at doing some of what he did to save some money, but trying to get up to speed again.

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Re: NAH HE IS A DEMONCRAT

what do you expect lol

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Re: Gona watch from the cheap seats

Out of curiousity, I googled his name, and the first two items were court cases that he was a party to....one was a very nuanced and  multi-layered lawsuit involving selling collateral for a FmHA loan (the legal term is "conversion") and the other one was for a land deal involving a messy divorce where he and his brother bought some land from a guy getting a divorce, where there was some clouds over where the clear title settled. 

 

It's probably good that guys like that are "one of a kind", not sure how many of them you can have and still preserve a nation of rules and laws. If you want an hour of interesting reading, do the google and read the court briefs. I guess that I would not have wanted to learn anything more from how he operated, based on what I read. Like Will Rogers supposedly said, I would rather be the guy that bought the Brooklyn Bridge than the guy that sold it.

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Re: Gona watch from the cheap seats

Faust is one of those guys that like so many wheeler-dealers around these parts, if they wrote a book I`d be first in line to buy a autographed copy.  Guys in some cases you thought were broke and the next thing you know are buying land right and left "spending themselves rich". 

 

I`ve tried to pick the brains of some of them like "Iowa Corn Farmer" (who was by the way had Faust as one of his few friends) how he was able to start with nothing in the 80`s and buy land, often times financing with credit cards.  They say the usual, "scrimped and saved, worked hard, yada yada".  Well there is a big secret these people never give up.  Land rarely cashflows, in the 80`s and 90`s interest rates weren`t cheap, land payments have to be made with AFTER TAX dollars, credit wasn`t easy to get for those schemes, commodity prices were in the basement and hiring custom farming that added expense would`ve cooked many gooses, especially in the late 90`s-early 2000`s with periods of $1.50 corn.  

 

Faust was different from many of the highrollers oh he had land all over and South Dakota, but he ran a 6620 combine and I think a 4320 tractor...most BigShots that I know have machine sheds that you could host the SuperBowl in and mow their lawn with a 8330 JD/w belly mower and GreenStar  Smiley Happy

 

As I understand, 3020 said Faust played the part of "bad wrestler" on AgWeb, but he talked to OBG from South Dakota then he reinvented himself and became a nice guy "good wrestler". 

 

Faust said that with those court cases that he was involved in, he went to Drake law school and became a lawyer to fight them...that is one determined fellow, his obiturary documents that.  I get the idea that when I go on my monthly tirade about "80`s farm debt write-offs" that was a touchy subject with him.  He struck me as a survivor that would`ve taken full advantage of all tools available in the toolbox.

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Re: Going to watch from the cheap seats

When you die, you can't take it with you, as he knows now. It is better to build your treasures in non material things that will last forever. The children that we leave behind and their children will be our true legacy.
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Re: Going to watch from the cheap seats

You are right Craig.  Life is like a Monopoly game, you might have properties on the game board, houses, hotels and a big stack of Monopoly money.  But eventually the game ends, money and little tokens get put back in the box and the guests go home, the host puts the game back on the shelf, until a new set of players take their turn at moving the same tokens around the board and accumulating the same money and tokens.

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Re: What ever you say Pat

Robertson that is?

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Re: Gona watch from the cheap seats

How about you? Did you spend a stint in the military? Evidently you think you were qualified. He/she showed up and served the nation. Did you?

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Re: Gona watch from the cheap seats

 

Well BA, if god made everyone as they are then why don't you put an end to forced circumcision ?

 

If that's not sick and twisted, what is ? Mutilation in the name of papa sky daddy ?

 

You people should have your kids removed for even considering it.

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Re: Gona watch from the cheap seats

Well Don, I don`t like to get personal in these discussions, as the case in this thread, I end up saying things that I probably shouldn`t...for all I know you 3 Amigos aren`t really communists, you just come on here to "stir the pot" and enjoy your retirement.  I probably shouldn`t call Schurrbart a "traitor" ..never met him and if he really isn`t a communist, calling him a traitor didn`t exactly make his day.

 

It just frosts me that liberals or those pretending to be liberals(this is the internet you know...hell AgJudge may not even be gay, who knows) play a alleged "military card" as a some sort of trump card.  Remember "Tomtoolbag"?  that guy could play his alleged military service to the hilt to further his whacked out communist ideolgy.

 

With me, let me put it this way, in the early 80`s war was the last thing on people`s minds, I may have been called up to serve in "Greneda" for a day or however long that lasted, because back then Vietnam was too fresh on everyone`s minds.  A Marine recruiter tried to sign me and his talking point was the help with college as my grades weren`t the best.  I talked to a Air Force recruiter, because I had thought about aviation mechanics as a profession, but the farming bug was getting stronger.

 

But these liberals wearing their military service on their sleeve to further a socialist agenda reminds me of a   Samuel Johnson quote -  "Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel".  One`s logic and facts should be all required to be victorious in a debate, not a unproven service record that even true, only shows that one was not clever enough to evade the draft.