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sw363535
Honored Advisor

feedyard talk 2/1 Moving on steady as she goes 1:30 am

Well we are up again   Green to the tune of  +7 corn and  +8  beans   +5.2 wheat (hrw)

We will see how that sits in that magical 30 minutes between 8:45 am and the opening .......... the twilight zone.

 

Two things running through my head this morning eve........

1...... this reddit thing ........ does social networking have an answer for the producer side of the futures markets ...... Seems similar to me as the stock market..... Where SEC sleeps through some jump rope fun between funds and political friends ???   Just asking

 

2...... the grandson usually sullen and quiet....... I drive to pre school every noon (when I can)  4 days a week 19 miles one way.............. private school with real teachers.   Little guy always has his boots on, optional clothing, backpack, Coat, water bottle,  hidden somewhere is snacks and a small bottle of hand sanitizer-- super mom.   Wednesday there was a yelp from the back seat where in grandpa's stage coach a seat belt is ok.... we're old school.  "we gotta go back, we forgot the hand sanitizer!"  ........ at the 5 mile mark, I begin my spiel of reassurance that tuesdays dose will make it two days.  This cowboy is so tough he seldom wears the coat... handles my comments with the usual silent stare.   I adjust the mirror and see tears on both cheeks.  This is serious.  We stop, upgrade his ride to the front seat,  where a suggestion that grandma might have left some in the glove box. ..........................While he dismantles the glove box I make another 4 miles thinking there might be one of those sanitary wipes hidden............. no luck....... but we broke the emotional fall........ a further discussion on whether the teachers would have some extra he could use got us close enough to school to coast in on a wing and a prayer............. The greeter met him with a temp gun and a high five and I spent the ride back to the Ponderosa, marveled at how that little bottle of smelly alcohol gel was protecting little Joe from the dangers of the world....... It was sad to see how much fear a 5 year old is carrying over something that hasn't get a chance to hurt him.  Even worse to think he is worrying about me.     

On the way home I stopped and spent 46 cents to be sure there was a backup bottle in the stage coach for our tomorrows.  He doesn't realize how numbered our tomorrows are........ We need to be tough enough to live with risk.

 

A guy who lived through polio and the onset of the wonderful vaccines we got at school and yet had friends that were hurt by mumps...... Scarlet fever nearly got little joes grandpa one spring  ---- just lost my insurance agent that was crippled by polio.  It is hard to realize that moms don't teach their kids about viruses and diseases any more.... and how much fear there is in those around me from a new virus that is so weak.  

We don't teach much of anything any more. The flu and the greed for power killed at least 200 million in the last 120 years yet History is ignored ..........  Science is a word that we self define.  Not the set of absolutes that form the basis of our world.  Well its still running through my mind....... We gotta teach each other about risks...... and especially our young ones need to be taught how to live with risks and avoid them.......... or how to survive them.  Most of all they need smart adults in their lives---  In a teaching position.

But this  finally  came to me........... hiding behind a mask is not much different than hiding under a desk.  Sometimes we just need a little hope.

 

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BA Deere
Honored Advisor

Re: feedyard talk 2/1 Moving on steady as she goes 1:30 am

SW, here`s Jordan Peterson explaining why young people are tending to embrace socialism.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThJX4mO-SvU

 

I see silver broke through 30, the Dollar 90.8, Dow over 30K again, oil higher and grains in the greens.

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WCMO
Senior Advisor

Re: feedyard talk 2/1 Moving on steady as she goes 1:30 am

SW, that was a handsome piece of writing regarding your grandson, and your thoughts.  Everyone needs to read it and give it some thought.  Do you mind if I copy and paste part of it for my FB friends?

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k-289
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Re: feedyard talk 2/1 Moving on steady as she goes 1:30 am

Watching  the  events  of  January  6th , who  would  have  guessed  hiding  under  a  desk  from  our  1960's  school  days, would  transpire  50+  years  later , with  the  folks  in D. C . sheltering  from  a  disjointed  group  with  US  flags  - - -

Updating  a  Civics  Lesson  chapter  for  class , could  be  interesting - - -

Leaves  one  asking,  why  does a  surgeon  wear  a  mask  - ? 

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sw363535
Honored Advisor

Re: feedyard talk 2/1 Moving on steady as she goes 1:30 am

Spoiler

Surgeon.  He is trying to reduce the risk of infection in open wounds. A Very different thing —. If a surgeon had a contagious virus he shouldn’t be operating at all.  He should be quarantined from patients not masked from patients.  As we did when we were kids with pox or measles stay home till it’s over.  Immunity achieved your safe and you won’t give it to others.  

What’s the different now.  Obvious  — tests.   Embarrassingly unreliable tests.  We used to know we had it when we had it.  Symptoms were endured. Some worse than others.  But we knew we had it   Today we have experts relying on tests with a 40% false reporting level.  How can we not have folks who think they’ve had it 2-3 times.   My wife has tested positive twice and never had a symptom.  Why do we keep relying on those tests.    50 yrs ago we would have observed the tests don’t help us and stopped being misled by them.   

When I was 5 mom took me to where the virus was to get it and it’s immunity as young as possible.   And yes some died of childhood viruses.  But if you were 40 and never had it —it much more often became deadly.    I think fauci knows everything about diseases, but seems to know very little about living with them.  Or treating them. 

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sw363535
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Re: feedyard talk 2/1 Moving on steady as she goes 1:30 am

Wcmo.   You are welcome to all or any.  And please ignore what you should. You do a better job of applying self control than I do ——repair and apply as you choosE   Thank you

that lad reminds me every day how young and unprepared I was when his dad was his age   I was dad and had no idea that being a parent was so important and so influential on such an important person as my grandsons dad.  

We have evolved to a level  where parenting is undesirable —- 

 

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k-289
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Re: feedyard talk 2/1 Moving on steady as she goes 1:30 am

Zigbee  -  Z wave,   being  in  the  future  -  -  -Smiley LOL

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k-289
Senior Advisor

Re: feedyard talk 2/1 Moving on steady as she goes 1:30 am

SW  - I  keep  asking  myself  with  the  so  called  ""  low  cost  production  ""   efficiency  of  say  24+ row  capital inten$ive  equipment,  ( computerized - tech unrepairable  )   to  raise  the  cheapest ,  excuse  me ,  least  cost  $2.70 commodity, all  the while ''' numerous  grandson's '''  NEVER  get  the  chance  of  the  rural,  farming  lifestyle  or  $elling  Communist  China  a  cargo  of  whatever ,  much  less  the  fun  ride  19  miles  one  way  to  school  with  Grandpa  -   just  a  thought  -  -  - 

Keep  that  fiber  optic  cable  install  for  several  miles  to  a  single  customer ,  (  conservative - efficiency  at  it's  finest ) being  on  display  -  -  -

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sw363535
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Re: feedyard talk 2/1 Moving on steady as she goes 1:30 am

Ive hooked it a time or two....... can't seem to drag it into kansas ...... ... strictly an oklahoma panhandle taxpayer funded project..... planted by arrogant Lousiana contractors who won't work with you even when they are spending their dollars.

Always seems when there are large projects in the sw they are always done by contractors from somewhere a long ways away.   example Liberal ks..... built 7 new schools in one year on a federal pay slip...... contractors and designers doing several projects across the country to under achieving school districts ........ built all those schools with electric heat in the middle of a gas field.    both these federal funded deals the bureaucrats provided contractors who ramed through local regulations and right of ways with noses in the air.   

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laurenwelchuzh
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Re: feedyard talk 2/1 Moving on steady as she goes 1:30 am

What a touching story. Your grandson must have loved it! It is particularly touching me because I didn't have the chance to meet my grandfather. He died in the Vietnam war, and I know about him from what my father tells me. When he died, my grandmother decided to move from Florida, and together with my father, they sold everything they had and hired a house moving service that took all their belongings in a garage. I believe that you must share this story with others, as many people will think for a minute about their grandfathers. Isn't this amazing?

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