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@ ~Z~ « Sun 3:09:13 pm »
lose Tom Brady, lose. Stafford needs the win
@ David Collins « Sun 2:43:46 pm »
@ ~Z~ « Sun 2:37:15 pm »
shoved and sled with kiddos, then hike out to the nearby lake. saw some turkeys. Creek looks really nice with the water cutting through the snow and sunny out.
@ AARR « Sun 12:10:52 pm »
@ David Collins « Sun 12:07:54 pm »
@ David Collins « Sun 12:07:43 pm »
Got my permit today
@ Chip « Sun 11:50:36 am »
Trade schools. So many trades are desperate for people a lot of companies will pay for it.
@ ~Z~ « Sun 11:43:28 am »
far more of society needs a well rounded education, not just to be taught how to do well on tests
@ ~Z~ « Sun 11:42:59 am »
the entire education system needs some serious reform though
@ ~Z~ « Sun 11:39:15 am »
finished my wife’s payments just a couple years ago, and she worked throughout college too to keep costs down.
@ ~Z~ « Sun 11:36:54 am »
so mqt3001, you still have college debt right? can’t imagine you paid all of it off already
@ AARR « Sun 10:54:19 am »
I paid more but it was well worth it
@ AARR « Sun 10:53:55 am »
Walsh is a private school that doesn’t accept Federal Funding so they can form their own curriculum
@ Saturnalia « Sun 10:52:44 am »
It really ain’t that way anymore I’m afraid
@ AARR « Sun 10:52:02 am »
With only an exception or two my teachers at Walsh College in Troy were solid
@ Saturnalia « Sun 10:36:54 am »
And all college professors and faculty think they’re smart as can be. In reality that’s often the reverse of the truth. As they say, those who can’t do, teach.
@ Saturnalia « Sun 10:35:42 am »
But they did it because everybody told them they had to. It’s such a racket
@ Saturnalia « Sun 10:35:29 am »
Plus some folks who chose majors where the return on investment is total trash
@ Saturnalia « Sun 10:35:08 am »
Pretty much everybody who should go to college does. Most of the debt is held by failed students who didn’t graduate
@ Saturnalia « Sun 10:34:45 am »
We don’t need more people will college degrees. That’s a stupid argument pushed by people with college degrees and who stand to make a buttload of money from it
@ Saturnalia « Sun 10:34:04 am »
But I’ve also never really heard of any paid teaching internships
@ Saturnalia « Sun 10:33:43 am »
I never heard of a single unpaid internship in the engineering world
@ Saturnalia « Sun 10:33:32 am »
There is a significant correlation between internships that pay and fields of study that pay
@ ~Z~ « Sun 10:28:32 am »
I do hope more colleges become tuition free. would be great to let those who want more education to be able to obtain it without these crazy student loans. Internship should be mandatory every year though . Maybe even pay those interns.
@ Saturnalia « Sun 10:19:47 am »
I’ve had several engineering firm owners tell me they refuse to hire anybody with an advanced degree and would way, way rather you graduate and go get your PE
@ Saturnalia « Sun 10:18:56 am »
The government is keeping many “ research” universities afloat with IMHO stupid “research” that just cranks out “maybe” after “maybe” and pretty much exists to keep the paychecks rolling and the masters/PhD diplomas printing
@ Chip « Sun 10:18:50 am »
ConrailDetr​oit wrote: Is there something about college education or certain cultures from coming from wealth that creates some type of entitled, my way is superior, I know it all, my way is the best way, mindset that those of us with practical sense and relevant experience cant stand to interact with? Like a tribe or a popularity contest
yes, that is literally what colleges teach these days.
@ Saturnalia « Sun 10:17:44 am »
The only real reason to get a higher degree in engineering is to teach it or research it. And I’ll tell you what, there’s not much left to research in much of the Civil Engineering world
@ Saturnalia « Sun 10:16:30 am »
I am adamantly against getting a Masters for myself because I don’t want to engage in more collegiate brain rot
@ Saturnalia « Sun 10:16:07 am »
People forget that things many not always factor into everybody else’s analysis the same way
@ Saturnalia « Sun 10:15:38 am »
Yes, the University system is geared towards “finding the answer” at which point such enlightened people are obviously correct
@ AARR « Sun 10:07:21 am »
has started a new topic: Richmond, Romeo & Rochester (RR&R)
@ AARR « Sun 9:07:53 am »
My son is coming over to take pictures of my model train layout and post them here. Stay tuned :) .
@ AARR « Sun 9:06:49 am »
Yes, AAMN (pronounced AMEN :) )
@ ConrailDetr​oit « Sun 8:59:18 am »
AAMN reporting marks?
@ ConrailDetr​oit « Sun 8:57:59 am »
Is there something about college education or certain cultures from coming from wealth that creates some type of entitled, my way is superior, I know it all, my way is the best way, mindset that those of us with practical sense and relevant experience cant stand to interact with? Like a tribe or a popularity contest
@ AARR « Sun 8:55:14 am »
My paper railroad, Ann Arbor Michigan Northern (essentially GLC) is more interesting because I’m not limited to reality :)
@ AARR « Sun 8:53:01 am »
Good luck trying to understand it :)
@ ConrailDetr​oit « Sun 8:50:55 am »
Im trying to understand who with any practical sense in our state government or nonprofit thinks that is a realistic, or useful service
@ AARR « Sun 8:49:42 am »
ConrailDetr​oit wrote: Or if that AA to TC Passenger train ever gets going. *Laughing*
@ AARR « Sun 8:49:30 am »
On my paper railroad Yuma ships two 30-50 car blocks of sand per week :)
@ ConrailDetr​oit « Sun 8:49:27 am »
Or if that AA to TC Passenger train ever gets going. *Laughing*
@ AARR « Sun 8:48:26 am »
If sand ever starts moving from Yuma again that could change some traffic patterns around Cadillac
@ AARR « Sun 8:47:54 am »
Plus there is capacity in Cadillac to stage the cars
@ AARR « Sun 8:47:32 am »
It’s more cost effective then building a passing siding is McBain...at least for now
@ ConrailDetr​oit « Sun 8:46:53 am »
No wonder the rails up there are state subsidized
@ ConrailDetr​oit « Sun 8:46:40 am »
Like how Mcbain cars have to go to Cadillac first, at least a day prior, then the next day on the run to Clare drop them off
@ AARR « Sun 8:45:52 am »
@ ConrailDetr​oit « Sun 8:45:36 am »
Which explains why despite such low volume upnorth why GLC makes 3-4 trips a week to Clare. Such a distance for so little traffic. Frequent runs to keep customers serviced regularly for logistical reasons also.
@ AARR « Sun 8:43:38 am »
Other than McBain I’m not aware of any other customers between Farwell and Cadillac
@ AARR « Sun 8:42:37 am »
But like I said it may have been a one time shipment
@ AARR « Sun 8:42:00 am »
They get boxcars with something packaged in totes
@ AARR « Sun 8:41:31 am »
Morgan Composting
@ AARR « Sun 8:40:15 am »
Someone in Marion receives a few box cars from MN occasionally. That may have been a one time movement, though.
@ ConrailDetr​oit « Sun 8:39:17 am »
Are there any other customers between Cadillac and Clare to your knowlege? Farwell, Mcbain are the only ones to my knowledge.
@ AARR « Sun 8:37:04 am »
Even though there is a longspur next to Lear it also services as a passway for trucks so there isn’t a lot of storage for extra cars
@ ConrailDetr​oit « Sun 8:31:44 am »
That makes sense. They likely werent ready for the cars yet, and or just storing them on a spur in Clare so out of the way when switching the transload
@ AARR « Sun 8:28:32 am »
The switch in Farwell is handled by the northbound train
ConrailDetr​oit wrote: Picking up 2 tanks in Clare from a spur, adding to the cars brought up for Cadillac to take to Cadillac has me puzzled.
@ David Collins « Sun 7:47:28 am »
I used to use a Canon EOS Rebel XS, the batteries on that thing barely last in the cold
@ ConrailDetr​oit « Sun 7:27:56 am »
Was surely a cold day. High of about 10 that day in Cadillac.

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