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RandolphX 209 points ago +211 / -2

I used to be a welder at John Deere for a stint. They moved the factory to Mexico and management came and asked if they could video tape me doing my job so they could teach the Mexicans. I said "sure"....then proceeded to weld it in the exact wrong way to warp and destroy the massive cutter. LOLOL. Last I heard that factory wasn't too productive. It took 5 Mexicans to do the job of 1 American....and they rarely showed up for work lol.

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Ballind 95 points ago +96 / -1

Hahaha balls to do that on video. Bet it felt great

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RandolphX 88 points ago +88 / -0

Man it was actually really funny. My buddies all wondered what I was doing because everyone was refusing to be video recorded. I was good friends with the guy on the line that did weld inspections and repair....he had some plasma blasting to do but we all laughed like hell after lolol.

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doug2 6 points ago +7 / -1

Mexicans? Who trusts Mexicans to do anything honestly. They can barely run the chef line at a restaurant

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Junionthepipeline 2 points ago +2 / -0

Little fuckers are great at concrete

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BaconRingBandit 60 points ago +61 / -1

But the libs keep telling me that Mexicans are the hardest workers!

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aloha_snackbar22 78 points ago +79 / -1

I trust a mexican with a job over a dindu any day of the week.

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TownHallBall 18 points ago +18 / -0

1000%. I've worked with both and it's not even close.

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doug2 2 points ago +4 / -2

I'd take pure white over either

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BlackPilled4Decades 7 points ago +9 / -2

I took a difficult job working side by side with Mexicans. They are Mexi-CAN. Hard workers. I'm white and couldn't even come close to keeping up with them.

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JohnnySkidmarx 17 points ago +17 / -0

Mexicans are very family oriented. The men generally don't bail out on the women once they're pregnant.

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doug2 5 points ago +9 / -4

At age 12.

I'm not kidding either, Mexican men are the slimmiest group of pedos I've ever met.

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Hobama 1 point ago +2 / -1

Most rapes I would bet.

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1Wyrmshadow1 1 point ago +1 / -0

I work in a factory that is 90% hispanic during the day. Night shift is more African... Nigerian, Congolese... etc

Anyway. I was training the daughter of one of my coworkers... and she told me that there was a guy waiting for her coming out of the bathroom "Mamacita, can I have your phone number?" Holy shit. Women outnumber the men here 10-1 so the men pred on all of them. I know only a bit of spanish and the fuckery is worse than any high school rumor mill.

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aloha_snackbar22 2 points ago +2 / -0

Mamacita, can I have your phone number?

Now lets do blacks:

Damn baby gurl, u so fine.

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DeathArrow 4 points ago +4 / -0

Absolutely! As a supervisor that works with both, there's no comparing the two. I'd take a full crew of Mexicans any day.

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Big_Sam_Handwich 12 points ago +12 / -0

That is definitely true

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QLARP 26 points ago +31 / -5

Uh they are insanely hard workers.

Roofing in July + cleaning dishes at night.

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I_Love_45-70_Gov 23 points ago +25 / -2

Some are, just like anyone who takes pride in their work. Many aren't, as I have witnessed more than my fair share who cut corners to appear productive.

Live in an area where 95% of the workforce builds homes.

An overwhelming majority look good but are simply put together like a house of cards. Plain junk....

I used to say that your avg Mexican was hard-working, but learned quickly that my body, my choice was also a leftist mantra coined to keep a false narrative alive....

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QLARP 8 points ago +14 / -6

I would say the vast majority are hard working.

The false narrative in your example would be the lazy Mexican.

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I_Love_45-70_Gov 8 points ago +9 / -1

I never called Mexicans lazy; although, i am certain that they are no harder working than any other ethnicity or group in general.

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Donald_Gear_Solid 6 points ago +9 / -3

I did hard labor for a while. Mexicans and blacks could not hack the work flow and would quit or be fired. Thousands of heavy boxes up and down 2 story ladders into storage. I was told to work slower because it made the Poc look bad... I got a bonus how much you did so nope.

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DSVeteran72 1 point ago +2 / -1

idk man have you ever picked tomatoes or been on a shrimp boat ?

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Serulin 3 points ago +3 / -0

Could be an issue of hard working vs qualified. I could work really hard at roofimg, does not mean I would build a usable roof.

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QLARP 2 points ago +2 / -0

Depends on the contractor and the plans.

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doug2 3 points ago +3 / -0

Hard working yet borderline retarded

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QLARP 0 points ago +2 / -2

That's what beat the British and the confederates and Hitler.

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imnotdeadyet 1 point ago +1 / -0

I think the Siestas lead people to believe that Mexicans are lazy. I spent a significant time in Mexico City and they would start work at 9am, take a 2 hour lunch from about 1pm to 3pm and then work to 8pm. Afterwards they would go home and have dinner at 9pm. Just a different life style.

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doug2 1 point ago +2 / -1

No, it's the laziness. The fact that they don't bother to get educated or learn skills, and rely entirely on manual labor to just barely squeak by is what makes me not want them in our country.

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imnotdeadyet 1 point ago +2 / -1

Many of them have to work to support their families. Same as back in the day in America when kids didn't go past the 4th or 5th grade because they had to work to help their families. At least they work and not suck of the Tit of America like another certain ethnic group in America.

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Illinois4Trump 5 points ago +5 / -0

Had some work on my roof done last year and was full group of Mexicans, not a single one of them could speak English. They did a terrible job, I had trash littered all across my lawn that they never bothered to clean up once they finished and were playing Mexican music and drinking on the job inside my garage. Will never have any work done from them again, I would much rather deal with Americans and the only people making money from this cheap labor is the scumbags who hire them, they still charge me full price.

Send them back!

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Donald_Gear_Solid 3 points ago +3 / -0

Same here we had remodeling done and they had to be baby sat or they would cut corners. I told my wife if we need labor like a demo I'll hire mexicans.. any actual work Americans, pref vet owned company.

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QLARP -3 points ago +2 / -5

Sounds like you got what you paid for.

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Illinois4Trump 2 points ago +4 / -2

I was never informed this would be the case and only found out after all the wetbacks already at my house. The company didn't even bother to send an English speaking person to speak to me I had to speak to some fucking retard who couldn't understand basic English instead.

I would of cancelled it on the spot if I had known they would be so incompetent and leave their trash everywhere. Atleast I learned my lesson.

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doug2 2 points ago +4 / -2

Qlarp is clearly Mexican just let him seethe

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BonnieBlueFlag 1 point ago +3 / -2

And why the fuck would it matter if he was Mexican? Maga is for everyone. People like you make us look bad.

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BlackPillBot 5 points ago +5 / -0

Working hard, and being competent, and efficient while excelling at whatever you choose to do, are completely different things. You’ll often hear the saying work smart, not hard as if you do one, you can’t do the other, and they must be exclusive.

Some of the illegal alien South American invaders coming over are very hard workers, and willing to work, but none of that means a damn thing if they are constantly fucking shit up, and doing shoddy work causing projects to fall behind due to no/improper training. Of course, this doesn’t only apply to IASAIs, but when there are competent American citizens not getting jobs, and/or being undercut by them being paid under the table, they should be in the limelight of this discussion along with the people still hiring them. This is on top of them also taking advantage of our Bolshevik governments benefit system that redistributes our citizens money to their newly imported voter base, last but not least, they often times send most of the money they make here back to family still in SA 😡

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imnotdeadyet 3 points ago +4 / -1

They are hard workers for the most part, but most are not very educated, so most of them work in manual jobs, but that's ok. They make a living and make a better life for them and their kids.

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doug2 0 points ago +2 / -2

Not remotely "ok." They leave shit for their kids, which is what leads them to cartels and having a country we need to support because they have no ability to support themselves as a people

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imnotdeadyet 3 points ago +4 / -1

I'm talking about citizens, not illegals!

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Brainz 2 points ago +2 / -0

My opinion is the majority of Mexicans who come to the US (illegally) are lazy criminals looking for a handout. I’m in AZ. Id bet 10-20% of Mexicans here illegally actually work hard and look for it every day.

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Throwingway22 39 points ago +39 / -0

John Deere used to be an exemplar of Americanism 100 years ago. Now they only exemplify corporate greed.

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QLARP 9 points ago +12 / -3

Didn't you here pede? America is just an economy not a republic.

If the invisible hand tells us to move a company to Mexico and kill 3,000 jobs to save 5 dollars we have to listen to the invisible hand.

All praise the invisible hand of progress. Hail Adam smith

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Throwingway22 12 points ago +12 / -0

I don't even consider that as bad ad John Deere's claim that farmers can't fix their own tractors. Bankrupting small farmers with subscription service tractors.

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Throwingway22 6 points ago +6 / -0

Not if it breaks down. They use IP and contract law to say that only John Deere is allowed to repair newer (this had been going on since the 90s) equipment.

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doug2 3 points ago +3 / -0

Ok? Then do it anyway? What do the John Deere's police come and arrest you?

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8thGenPatriot 2 points ago +2 / -0

That's why old tractors are worth more today than they cost new. A lot of farmers around here are still working John Deere 4420s and IH 1086s.

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Eu-is-socialist -1 points ago +1 / -2

They should not buy it. Period. IF THEY DOOO . GOD PLEASE LET THEM GET BANKRUPT. Play with shit ... Now eat it to.

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Seatacjoe 22 points ago +23 / -1

That is fckin hilarious. I once made a large garbage container that was used as a template design for Mexico to steal our way to make stuff. We even had to quality control the container they sent back. We lifted it with a cherry picker and I grabbed a sledge hammer and hit a bottom rib and the thing just went twang....and all the welds broke except on the two bottom rails on both sides. fckin garbage and that was their flag ship model. The better part was, later we found out they were using caulk on the ribs instead of welds and painting over it to look like welds. Unbelievable

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WhoMeTwo 16 points ago +16 / -0

they were using caulk on the ribs instead of welds

O.O ==> Ho Lee Chit

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CoyoteTan 5 points ago +5 / -0

So common now. They use all kinds or retarded epoxy products to cut corners.

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8thGenPatriot 7 points ago +7 / -0

Reminds me of a batch of tractors shipped up from South America that only had one lug holding on each wheel. The wheels literally fell off trying to drive off of the trailer.

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residue69 9 points ago +9 / -0

Dwarves’ Forge or High Tech Manufacturer? Bombardier’s Quality Crisis(PDF)

A Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) engineer characterized the assembly of vehicles in Thunder Bay as being “hand-built.” A factory worker characterized it more bluntly: “They take f--king hammers and they smash the steel into shape, like it’s a f--king dwarves’ forge.”

LORINC: Bombardier’s Mexico problem

Bombardier’s explanation for the fiasco is that components for the so-called Flexity vehicle, made on a sub-assembly line in a giant factory in Sahagun, Mexico, were inadequate, and thus held up the manufacturing process in Thunder Bay. But, as TTC CEO Andy Byford has noted, the company is also talking about “adding capacity” as a means of catching up on all those back orders.

If you think about it, those two explanations don’t exactly align. Indeed, I feel that plenty of skepticism about Excuse A — subpar components — is warranted as we try to figure out what the hell went wrong. After all, this wasn’t ever a case of measuring twice/cutting once.

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Serulin 4 points ago +4 / -0

Have to raise that smithing level somehow.

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KewMan 72 points ago +72 / -0

suddenly unions all over the country are striking or talking about going on strike...

reminds me of how the commies got German workers to strike causing Germany to loose WWI.

this is the Great Reset. Union have always been commies greatest collection of useful idiots.

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BasedMedicalDoctor 51 points ago +56 / -5

Unions are cancer.

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Pinochet_Was_Right 27 points ago +29 / -2

They used to have a purpose (getting paid in company ‘dollars’ that can only be spent in the company ‘store) but now it’s just a racket. Father is postal worker and he is forced to join the union, if he doesn’t they post his name on the ‘non-union’ list right alongside the members (not at all to intimidate anyone). He’s hardcore conservative but has no choice but basically donate to the Democrat supporting union.

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BasedMedicalDoctor 15 points ago +16 / -1

Do the workers that aren’t in the union get harassed?

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Pinochet_Was_Right 22 points ago +23 / -1

Yup. Not over the top, obvious shit, but more just fucking you over at work, making your life difficult, and ostracising you. In whole state, there is only one guy in post office who is not in the union — and he is a rural carrier who don’t GAF

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orangemanwins202020 3 points ago +4 / -1

can someone rise up in the unions and turn it repub?

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BigIronBigIron 5 points ago +6 / -1

If the Republican Party weren't totally in favor of fucking over people who work for a living, sure

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ohwell316 2 points ago +3 / -1

Not likely someone would stop them fast.

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8thGenPatriot 3 points ago +3 / -0

When I was at New Holland, they couldn't hire anybody full time if they weren't union. There were a lot of us who worked 6-8 month contracts, then got laid off until the following spring. We built all these prototypes, then when they went out for field tests, we were out of work. It was a fun job, but I've got kids to feed year round.

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BasedMedicalDoctor 3 points ago +3 / -0

Build prototypes? What did you do?

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8thGenPatriot 2 points ago +2 / -0

As the lowest ranked tech there, I got bounced to whatever project needed an extra set of hands. Technically, I'm still bound by NDAs on a lot of it. There was an experimental rice combine that was absolutely insane. I didn't work on that one specifically. Mostly they were trying to improve existing product lines to gain a competitive advantage without infringing on John Deere's patents. When I left they were experimenting with an expired patent, formerly held by Vermeer, as a way to sidestep Deere's patent.

The one thing I feel comfortable talking about is this.

It was in prototype when I was there. I know that machine inside out and upside down because I helped build the first one. I don't know how much was changed with the production model, but I poured my sweat and blood into the prototype, literally.

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MudDog 2 points ago +2 / -0

Bill Gates thanks you

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BasedMedicalDoctor 1 point ago +2 / -1

I should say — what is your job? What do you do in general? Engineer? Software?

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Eu-is-socialist -2 points ago +1 / -3

Ohh he doesn't have a choice? FUCK YOU AND YOUR FUCKING CASTRATED FATHER.

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akira2501 7 points ago +9 / -2

Unions as a concept are fine.. Union Leadership ultimately becomes cancerous.

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QLARP 5 points ago +6 / -1

Yeah let's move all of the industrial Midwest to China to save 7 bucks an hour.

What's the worse that could happen.

Oh an opid crisis and globalist take over?

Oops

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ufkyflflfguio 1 point ago +2 / -1

The other option is to just have no products at all because nobody can afford to pay union demands. You can't just mandate an economy to function.

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QLARP 1 point ago +3 / -2

So your answer to unions is not right to work state laws?

But instead....

A complete de industrialization of Appalachia, rust belt and North east.

Gutting of thousands of cities and turning them into ghost towns.

In the largest theft of capital in human history.

And now being dependent on our enemies making our medicine and computer chips?

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ufkyflflfguio 2 points ago +2 / -0

What the fuck are you talking about? The solution is free markets. If you can't compete with the Chinese who have to ship their goods across a fucking ocean, you deserve to go hungry. Fucking up your game, loser. Stop begging for handouts. American ingenuity used to run the world. Now all you do is bitch and cry that you can't compete. Fuck you, leftist. EARN my money.

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QLARP 1 point ago +1 / -0

How do you get a retard to de industrialize their own country?

Convince them that their country is just an economy.

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ufkyflflfguio 1 point ago +1 / -0

Again, what the fuck are you talking about? That happened because the government forced minimum wage laws, absurd regulations, union demands, etc etc onto all these companies.

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Junionthepipeline 1 point ago +1 / -0

You just keep sucking that cock till your replacement shows up.

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Exviper 37 points ago +37 / -0

Same unions that supported the dems 😂😂. One of our local pipe fitters unions had a giant biden Harris sign in there front yard, then immediately started bitching when the pipeline jobs ended.

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Gadsden 27 points ago +28 / -1

This is something we don't talk about often.

The election WAS stolen, but a LOT of idiots, and idiot unions voted and forced their members to vote for Biden.

We're a nation of morons.

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ColonelHughes 15 points ago +15 / -0

We are a nation of people who have been subverted into the belief that "agree to disagree" and "an opinion cannot be wrong" are valid statements. They are not and should be met with nothing short of hellfire when encountered

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Serulin 1 point ago +2 / -1

Not true, you are not allowed to disagree with the narrative. Agree to disagree only works when they have lost an issue by a landslide and want it shoved under the carpet, and that is assuming they fail to ban you first.

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ColonelHughes 2 points ago +2 / -0

Agree to disagree assumes the persons argument has merit. And the part of baby killers and child fuckers has no merit

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Junionthepipeline 1 point ago +1 / -0

No pipefitters voted biden.

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PRMan99 7 points ago +8 / -1

That was so dumb. They literally said "no new pipelines". What did they think was going to happen?

At least most of the cops were smarter than that.

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QLARP 7 points ago +7 / -0

The neocons pissed off unions in the 80s and 90s with moving everything to China.

Its a wound that still hasn't healed even though Trump is better for them then dems.

Trump is probably closer to bernie then George Bush when it comes to keeping jobs here.

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d_bokk 7 points ago +7 / -0

The unions are being opportunistic, they realize the massive labor shortage and the leverage they have at the moment is the highest it has been in a very long time.

Why wouldn't we also support strikes? Especially at these marxist corporations. Not like small businesses have to deal with this.

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QLARP 4 points ago +4 / -0

It's 30 years of neocon brain washing to worship the invisible hand.

They think moving everything to China is better because the product will be cheaper.

No one here will have money to buy them but oh well.

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Herecomedatpresident 1 point ago +1 / -0

I noticed that too. This seems like union propaganda. Or at least it could be.

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starsabove 33 points ago +33 / -0

Reminds me of the King of the Hill episode where Buck hires an MBA grad to run Strickland Propane, only to have him screw up so bad during a winter storm that all his bobcat drivers quit.

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residue69 9 points ago +9 / -0

Just binged on KotH. The truck was a bobtail.

Straight Propane Truck:

Small trucks are readily convertible to propane trucks by fitting a specially-designed tank on the rear bed truck. These rounded shape tanks can maintain adequate pressure and temperature during the ride and have a storage capacity of about 5000 gallons. These types of trucks are significant contributors to supplying propane or gasoline to fuel stations and auto dealers.

I should go outside.

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charwoman 2 points ago +2 / -0

Yup.

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starsabove 2 points ago +2 / -0

Yes, bobtail. My bad.

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residue69 1 point ago +1 / -0

No worries. I just finished all 15 seasons and heard Hank speak lovingly of the bobtail so much I had to learn what one was.

Great documentary on the making of KotH:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NA8ncgjOH8U

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fuckthealphabetsoup 31 points ago +31 / -0

You know, I applaud them for actually trying to do an honest days work once in their lives... But, I hope this valuable lesson teaches them the facts; they need us, we don't need them.

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Counterforce1 14 points ago +14 / -0

Exactly - but they only tried because it helps them fuck over the workers and get their bonus.

I can’t wait for the hunt to start

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GrumpyGrumpus 4 points ago +6 / -2

They need skilled NON-UNION workers

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QLARP 6 points ago +7 / -1

Union or not, those globalists were going to move the factories in the Midwest to China.

That's just propaganda to make you blame the victim for getting shot.

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GrumpyGrumpus 6 points ago +7 / -1

Throughout my life, every time I've had dealing with unions it has been negative.

I distinctly remember being hired for summer help in a food industry packaging and freezing plant during harvest season and being threatened by the union workers to "slow down" because I was making them look bad.

That interaction told me everything I needed to know about the legitimacy of the union worker. Other interactions later in life where I oversaw military contracts only helped solidify that the unions were no longer about anything other than "huge payouts for minimal shoddy work".

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8thGenPatriot 4 points ago +4 / -0

Been there. When you can half-ass your way to double the productivity of the average worker, the union doesn't like it. It's no different than the kid who aces every test and throws off the curve in school. They want comfortable mediocrity, not excellence and pride in your work.

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QLARP 3 points ago +4 / -1

Yeah so you pass right to work laws not gut the entire country and move the factory to China

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Junionthepipeline 1 point ago +1 / -0

Your a selfish immature little bitch.blame your mom and yourself.

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GrumpyGrumpus 1 point ago +1 / -0

Unions once had a place and were needed. That time is long gone.

Now they just add bloat and corruption.

I won't hire or do business with anyone who belongs to a union. I'd rather deal with someone able to give me a honest days work for an honest days wage -- which you're not going to get with any union worker.

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Schiffs_neck_sack 3 points ago +3 / -0

They need non-UAW workers.

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QLARP 0 points ago +2 / -2

How is moving the company to Mexico a good thing. You are blaming them for asking for 15 an hour?

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TKAdams 1 point ago +3 / -2

Manufacturing moves overseas because of union demands.

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QLARP 2 points ago +3 / -1

Right and then service industry tech jobs were outsourced because of.... wait a minute.

One day you will stop falling for globalist propaganda and stop worshipping the God of the invisible hand of the market.

Sorry but America is not just an economy.

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TKAdams 3 points ago +3 / -0

You think a call center union in the states would have kept the jobs from being outsourced to India?

Interesting.

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QLARP 3 points ago +4 / -1

Dude I'm not saying unions are good I'm saying.

"Hey we have to move to China or this company will go bankrupt"

WAS A LIE.

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BigIronBigIron -1 points ago +1 / -2

Manufacturing moves overseas because we've subsidized it for half a century. Our elected leaders sold us out and the rich became the ludicrously rich.

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TKAdams 1 point ago +3 / -2

Unions are communist trash.

Funny that you hate jews but subscribe to both identity politics and marxist organizational tactics.

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BigIronBigIron -1 points ago +1 / -2

I do not.

What are you implying with that word salad above?

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FLYWHEEL_PRIME 2 points ago +4 / -2

What are you talking about? Salaried personnel?

If this same thing happened at any of my manufacturing locations, I guarantee the salary team could outperform the hourly morons.

The problem comes down to available manpower and lack of automation in certain applications. The idea that white collar jobs are in the manufacturing sector are filled with dumbasses is an odd one to me. Over 90% of upper management in my employer, me included, came up either through the manufacturing process itself or working on our tools prior to getting a degree.

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QLARP 0 points ago +3 / -3

Neocons want you to think moving the jobs to China is good for America.

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CovfefeNegro 20 points ago +21 / -1

Deere should simply hire people who want to work and be done with the unions.

https://files.catbox.moe/e4h2uj.jpg

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Counterforce1 19 points ago +19 / -0

Hahahahahahaha

Fucking libtrads always think they are actually as talented as conservatives.

I’ve never met 1 that was - pull any toe of anything - construction, lawn care, whatever - and if the libs can even qualify to get there they are ALWAYS outperformed by a conservative at the same job

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RichardCranium 15 points ago +15 / -0

Agreed. I can’t tell you how many supposedly educated elites I’ve met that were lucky they could tie their own shoes much less know which end of a screwdriver to use.

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Schiffs_neck_sack 7 points ago +7 / -0

I've been around Unions like the UAW - and many of the workers are far from conservative.

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preferredfault 6 points ago +6 / -0

They absolutely have no fucking clue about taking things into consideration for any of these things, even something as simple as lawn care. I lived in a duplex once and had a liberal neighbor straight from Fagifornia, and the guy would take the mower and cut the grass too often and at all the wrong times.

Wrong times for cutting that he did, include right before a rain, right after a rain, and during a heat wave in the middle of the afternoon where it wouldn't rain for weeks after that. He didn't consider any of that shit.

He wanted it permanently golf course cut, and you can't fucking do that if you're not watering the lawn regularly or at all, especially not in the middle of summer.

Of course the result was that the lawn looked like shit and was mostly dead all the time, and he had the audacity to complain about it! He wasn't even supposed to be cutting the grass, but since we had a shared basement, where the mower was stored (and owned by the landlord), he would just grab it and cut grass whenever he pleased, because anything but golf course cut was too much for him.

Tried to tell him multiple times to stop cutting the grass, I'd handle it...I was handling it long before he moved in. But he acted like lawn care required no thought. I jumped for joy the day that fucker moved out. All liberals know how to do is fuck shit up while thinking they know everything about everything. They're village idiots that don't realize they're the village idiot.

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LordScatmanJohn 16 points ago +16 / -0

Even after years of driving tractors i still get a little nervous driving a large one indoors. It wouldn't take a big fuck up to ruin a building.

And theyre putting normies who barely understand PRND321 automatics behind the wheel of a tractor...

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Schiffs_neck_sack 5 points ago +5 / -0

I'm a farm machinery mechanic, and these tractors are literally easier to drive than a car. You have a F-N-R power shuttle lever, you don't even need to clutch.

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LordScatmanJohn 8 points ago +8 / -0

Newer tractors are a lot easier. Most of what I use is from the 80s and older.

Still though, think of putting your average rube who is used to a subcompact car and has only ever seen a manual transmission in a movie into a full size 100hp+machine and tell them "drive this to the other side of the factory"

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virgule 2 points ago +2 / -0

Hydrostatic?

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LordScatmanJohn 1 point ago +1 / -0

On the real small ones yeah. Big ones have a 4sp manual with a shuttle transmission that gives F-N-R that you dont even need to use the clutch for. Although you should feather the clutch for doing more precise movements.

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8thGenPatriot 1 point ago +1 / -0

Mind if I pick your brain for a moment?

Local used dealer has an early 2000s Deutz for what looks like a killer deal: 70 hp, 4x4, loader, dual remotes, the works. It's a lot of tractor for $18k. Cheaper than a comparable Kubota, New Holland, or Massey, but the real question is reliability. The only Deutz I'm familiar with are the air-cooled ones that are older than I am. Any idea what the newer ones are like?

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FucKamala 15 points ago +15 / -0

AT&T tried to do the same thing. Trained office working managers on how to install home services. Watching them try to climb telephone poles at training center was funny

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Sylvester1212 12 points ago +12 / -0

Fuck UAW , weren't they the largest union supporting Biden?

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Tenspot20 12 points ago +12 / -0

Mohammad can't drive a stick.

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Snoozebum 9 points ago +9 / -0

Point him to a big enough crowd…he’ll figure it out.

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RichardCranium 10 points ago +10 / -0

Oh now the “little people” are important…

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Bubbahax 9 points ago +9 / -0

I used to work at AT&T and they did the same stuff. When the union went on strike, they asked management to climb poles and move cable around the warehouse. It was like the Keystone Cops. Accountants driving forklifts is not bringing a good outcome.

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FireannDireach 8 points ago +8 / -0

Fuck John Deere. Or, fuck the assholes who run that company now and are destroying the brand. Just on right to repair issues alone, fuck them.

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Richard_Dangler 5 points ago +5 / -0

This right here. I have some family members that own a large farm and they still have old ass tractors that they use because of all the issues that come with the new ones.

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Powdered_Sugar 8 points ago +8 / -0

Fuck unions. Period.

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HumbleCheeseFarmer 7 points ago +7 / -0

I know folks that work at other large manufacturing companies have done this with some success.

One friend related to me how, when he had to become a floor worker for several months, they started exceeding quotas and once the strike was over, many lines were re evaluated to produce at higher levels. Other areas had their share of rework as well, but overall he said they kept up for the most part.

Of course, he may be full of it, but their sales remained constant during the shut down by the union.

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Schiffs_neck_sack 7 points ago +7 / -0

Fuck the UAW.

I've been around unions like the UAW, and I'm sure the "salaried non union worker" was probably more productive than the union pos.

The union workers are worthless dipshits.

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Powbambi 5 points ago +5 / -0

We're only striking because our 6 year contract expired. The union voted 90% no because we're only getting a 10 cent raise a year. We can't just continue to work on an expired contract so the strike is to hasten the company from writing shitty contracts. It took 11 of them before the last strike in 1986. This isn't about vax.

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BoughtByBloomberg2 5 points ago +5 / -0

OSHA is totally okay with non qualified personnel operating heavy machinery. but don't you DARE BE UNVAXED!!!!

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8thGenPatriot 5 points ago +5 / -0

I can't speak for John Deere, but during my time at New Holland I learned how clueless and ineffectual the office staff could be.

I won't dox anyone, but there was a certain engineer that grew quickly to hate me because I broke every single part she designed, some of them intentionally. I pointed out that if that retrofit kit had gone to production, they would have been ripe for a class action lawsuit because it was unsafe. Just because it works in CAD doesn't mean it works in reality.

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9x10again 3 points ago +3 / -0

Rife

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AgnesDomini 4 points ago +4 / -0

Everyone can't become a coder, Brandon...

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mass55th 4 points ago +4 / -0

OSHA violations? It's illegal to use unqualified people on machinery that requires special training, and certificates to work on.

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Eatinglue 4 points ago +4 / -0

I’m a farmer. Fuck me, as if supply issues in EVERY ASPECT of farming weren’t enough. Chemicals from china in short supply, a potash mine in Florida closed permanently, electronic components on back order all over the place. Fuck unions.

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CampinAndBam 2 points ago +2 / -0

I know two farmers that have just built barns and filled them completely with potash. One of those two filled a second barn with 28 tons of coal for heating his home and melting metal for making castings

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Belleoffreedom 3 points ago +3 / -0

This tells me that John Deere has a personnel problem. Management has been hiring people into management jobs who have no experience with the company. They should have been promoting from within.

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behemoth887 3 points ago +3 / -0

lol having an office guy operate heavy machinery. what happens if one of them fucks up so badly they're killed?

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Wordlife187 3 points ago +3 / -0

Fuck Unions. I hope John Deere is able to get away from the UAW. pay by skill not by tenure.

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Youobeynow 3 points ago +3 / -0

Unions served their purpose years ago.

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BigIronBigIron 2 points ago +3 / -1

If you think we don't need unions anymore, prepare your anus for 996 culture.

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dagoat4l 3 points ago +3 / -0

This is to good. No idea why they striking don't care. Demand more money, benefits, rights, screw these bastards.

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keeman 3 points ago +3 / -0

Sadly, shit like this makes Japanese equipment the better but these days. If your reason for existence is your skilled labor, when you shit on that skilled labor and lose it, what is your reason to exist? Japanese companies for this kind of stuff still have corporate pride and company men. For now at least. Until either the Chinese invade them or the cancerous European leftism kudzu finally also takes them out.

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7thGenTexan 3 points ago +3 / -0

Well fuck unions anyway. Pieces of shit.

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Here_we_go 3 points ago +3 / -0

0 minutes from the last injury/accident

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__I_dindu__nufin_ 2 points ago +3 / -1

"hehee learn to code"

Fucking white collar faggots.

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NonyaDB 2 points ago +2 / -0

Heh. Giggity.
When I was in the 3rd ACR (back when Armored Cavalry still existed) our Squadron Commander (SCO) demanded that every soldier in the entire squadron would be licensed to drive every single land vehicle in the entire battalion so that in the event a vehicle needed to be moved, anyone could safely move it.
Tankers, scouts, cooks, and medics were all licensed to drive M1A1 tanks, M2 Bradleys, M113A2/A3 APCs, M88 recovery vehicles, both fuel and cargo HEMTTs, 2.5 & 5-ton trucks, humvees, even the crazy Avenger anti-air humvee and Paladin mobile artillery vehicles.
It paid back benefits during railhead and boat loading operations on deployments.
I'm surprised no one at John Deere thought of that before.
Probably blocked salaried personnel being properly cross-trained on the machines by the union because that's how unions work.

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PraiseBeToScience 2 points ago +2 / -0

John Deere is a communist company anyway, I don't care what the fuck happens to that shithole.

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Shakyrob 2 points ago +2 / -0

Lol dumb bastards. I will knock the left side post. As someone whom used to work for the CSK automotive distribution center when it was still in my town.... 8 am is pretty late into the warehouse day. Pulling burn room orders my shifts were 3am - noon thirty. So kudos to the desk jockies getting to at least a time where the poster felt mention 8am as a time.

Fuck 'em all the same of course. Just thought I would throw in my two cents for anyone reading whom might not know that such works mostly done over night/early am. Lol sorry to any afternoon warehouse workers... I'm sure you stay plenty busy pulling down pallets for restocking locations. ;)

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futuregodemperor 2 points ago +2 / -0

THIS is why Rush lobbied for Mahindra....

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Throwingway22 2 points ago +2 / -0

They'll find the difference between skilled and unskilled labor very quickly.

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RyanUpCreek 2 points ago +3 / -1

Reminds me of being on the construction site when an engineer walks in and says you need to add braces at XYZ. He leaves and I don't add the unnecessary overkill because I know structural codes along with the approved architectural blueprints. Office people don't have a clue how to operate in the field.

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V2021 2 points ago +2 / -0

I don’t care about either side in this.

Why does this matter?

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CampinAndBam 3 points ago +3 / -0

Farmers are getting fucked?

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AgentGTO 2 points ago +2 / -0

Well do those office employees have prior experience in the shop? Then not a bad idea. On the flip side, do those employees even know how to start a lawnmower? No? Then that is a very bad idea.

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SecedeNOW 2 points ago +2 / -0

Office tards sittings in the cab like which lever do I pull to make coffee, which one makes copies of muh spreadsheets.

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Stanwyk74 2 points ago +2 / -0

John Queer

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LoobintheToobin 2 points ago +2 / -0

Going Galt gets gore?

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SJBHamilton 2 points ago +2 / -0

What could POSSIBLY go wrong ?!?

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Star_Commander 2 points ago +2 / -0

JD and UAW can go to hell.

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Covfefe1984 2 points ago +2 / -0

Anyone notice how concerning the greatest labor issue of probably the last 50 years, big party Marxists are nowhere to be found.

Their entire narrative of pro-worker bs just vanishes into thin air.

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YN31964 1 point ago +1 / -0

Nothing runs like a Deere.

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500mg_blackpill 1 point ago +1 / -0

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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HumbleMemeFarmer 1 point ago +1 / -0

A near miss is not a crash.

A near miss is an almost-a-crash.

Tweeter’s headline mischaracterizes and catastrophizes something that wasn’t a crash.

(I know “near miss” sounds like a hit, but it has a very particular meaning in industrial safety. A near miss means a miss that came very close to not being a miss.)

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RealDoctorDoom 1 point ago +1 / -0

LOL