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re: What business phrases do you hear too often at work? - eitek1
[quote]"drill down" "take a deeper dive" "Value Added" "Touch Base" "circle back" "take this offline or Side Bar" "best practice"[/quote] I think I work where you do, no joke... I heard this one the other day and I had to write it down. [quote]We are going to do a kiazen bu...


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re: speeding ticket rant - eitek1
The worst part is that 90% of the LEO's out there disregard the speed limit completely. I was passed by a LA state trooper on a motor cycle Sunday. He was going 90 MPH. After he passed me I matched his speed just to see how fast he was going. If the speed limits are meaningless, which apparen...


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re: Offshore O&G work - eitek1
Lots of mechanical engineers offshore. It's really a mix. We have reliability engineers on our assets offshore and they work a 14/14. They are typically Mech,Elec and chem. ...


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re: Offshore O&G work - eitek1
[quote]quote: What is the position title Measurement Tech[/quote] This CAN be a good move. I assume you are going on a production facility? Don't be an idiot and think you have "arrived". You will be making good money. Like the other posters said don't go buy a big stupid truck and...


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re: Post if you are Airborne with 20 or more jumps. - eitek1
22 jumps here... I went to jump school in early 90/ Delta company (hurt) then Bravo Company. I would have had more jumps but I was sent on vacation to the middle east. BTW I wore the "Leaning Shithouse". ...


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re: Amsoil synthetic - 25k oil change - eitek1
I have a 2004 trailblazer with 250k miles. I have only run Mobil 1 in it. I did a compression check on it due to the bad Exxon gas. The cylinders without the stuck valves were at 200psi of compression. On an engine with that many miles that pretty shocking. Essentially it's lost no compression ...


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re: "some people are just not made to run" - eitek1
It's a matter of conditioning. A few years ago I was 6'2" and weighed about 260. I didn't run fast but I could run forever. Now... not so much but it's a matter of putting the miles in. ...


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re: Bad Exxon Gas and my car problems - eitek1
Just got a call from exxon. They said that they had a number of problems from the Exxon Mobil station in Zachary. He also said that they don't know which stations received what gas. They are having to test the gas to see. That means all exxon stations are potentially tainted. He said in some...


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re: Bad Exxon Gas and my car problems - eitek1
Have you verified this? I am used to fill up there almost exclusively and I seem to remember the ethanol stickers on the pump. That was the only Exxon gas that was purchased and I definitely have the symptoms that the "bad gas" is causing....


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re: Bad Exxon Gas and my car problems - eitek1
You ID'd me......


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re: Bad Exxon Gas and my car problems - eitek1
My car has 250K on the odometer and looks brand new. I completely replaced the interior added a gps/bluetooth receiver. Changed everything that could break except the engine about 4k miles ago. Total cost was 5,000 dollars. I haven't had a car payment in years. Trust me I'm money ahead. I offere...


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re: Bad Exxon Gas and my car problems - eitek1
Also, I rarely wish people ill BUT... I wish the engineer that decided where to put the lower bolt on the ECM bracket gets an anal rash that itches so bad it drives him criminally insane. ...


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re: Bad Exxon Gas and my car problems - eitek1
[quote]Where did you purchase the gas?[/quote] Exxon in Zachary. I called them and they said that they weren't one of the stations with bad gas. Based on what my car is doing I ain't buying it. There is literally only one single thing that would cause my car to do what it is doing and that is...


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re: Bad Exxon Gas and my car problems - eitek1
[quote]so your first thought is to call the dealership and price an engine?[/quote] No my first thought was to run a compression check. Any good mechanic knows this... If your engine fails a compression check, it's typically new engine time. I don't have time to rebuild an engine. ...


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Bad Exxon Gas and my car problems - eitek1
to start off with I don't watch the news and cut the cord on cable so I'm out of touch a bit. I was completely unaware of the whole Exxon bad gas thing. I have been having the strangest problems with my wife's trailblazer. I am a good mechanic but was just stumped by what her car was doing. ...


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re: What is the closest you have come to dying? - eitek1
I was a paratrooper and I am a veteran but the Closest I came to dying was working on my wife's SUV. I didn't set the emergency brake while it was up on ramps. Went to change the neutral safety switch. It's on the "shifter" stud sticking out of the side of the transmission. I stuck my wrench on the ...


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re: Distance runners ... Salt tabs??? - eitek1
I've done two Half Ironman races. The first one I did I used no "salt pills". It was nothing but cramps after the third hour. The second one I did use "salt pills" and it was a whole different experience. I could feel the cramps starting and would pop a few and the cramps would subside. Coul...


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re: Switching from Large Truck to Economical Car - eitek1
I make the same trip and if you purchase anything other than a Scion Xb you are wrong. Trust me go drive every low cost high gas mileage car out there. The Xb is twice the auto that others in the same class are. It's got all the bells and whistles (USB/bluetooth/steering wheel controls...) that the ...


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re: 30 years ago yesterday - Gary Plauche kills Doucet - eitek1
I think I may have some answers for the folks that said "I saw it live". Earlier in the thread I said that my father was on the phone with Mr. Gary when he shot Jeff Doucet. My Dad actually heard the shot and turned to me and told me. I remember it showing up on the news almost immediately. The ...


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re: If anyone speaks "Chevy", please translate this for me - eitek1
OP... I read the description and started laughing. I have purchased and rebuilt a few old cars and that guy is putting the best possible face on a complete basket case and he did an admirable job. Do you want to ride in a vehicle or work on it? You will be money ahead to buy a completed versio...


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re: I witnessed OCD in action last night - eitek1
[quote]I also have "rules" for everything. They are so serious to me that my friends know that is how things have to be done[/quote] So I have a question. Do you do this because you are "compelled" to? Or, do you do them because you fear what will happen if you don't do those things?...


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re: I witnessed OCD in action last night - eitek1
I often wonder what these folks with these "tendencies" did 100 years ago. Or did modern society breed this malady. For instance, lets say you were an American Indian, how did or would OCD behavior manifest itself in your daily life? Serious question....


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re: PTSD article:very much worth a read - eitek1
[quote]Why was PTSD so prevalent after Vietnam, but not hardly mentioned after the Civil War, WW1, WW2, and Korea? Just curious. People just had a tougher mindset?[/quote] If you really want to know read a book called "On Killing" by Grossman. It goes into great detail on why that's the case. I w...


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re: How do you deal with vicious individuals? - eitek1
I was going to post that people will treat you in the manner that you allow. I have had three people in my life hate me on sight. One was my last boss. Through sheer dislike he did something that will cost me hundreds of thousands of dollars across the rest of my life, only because he could. It l...


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re: 30 years ago yesterday - Gary Plauche kills Doucet - eitek1
The crawfish boils maybe. You probably played ball with my older brother. I was a pathetic athlete. My brother got all of the athletic skill....


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re: 30 years ago yesterday - Gary Plauche kills Doucet - eitek1
I stand corrected. The police report states that it happened at 9:22 pm. I guess the memories of a 12 year old aren't perfect. Also, the program director from channel 2 told Mr. Gary, that's how he found out. I think he was fired shortly after. He probably wanted to create a scene and it would b...


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re: 30 years ago yesterday - Gary Plauche kills Doucet - eitek1
[quote]BTW, anyone that says they saw it live is wrong, it was not live, it happened about 9:30, channel 2 showed it at 10 o'clock news[/quote] Where are you getting your time reference from? This is really in contrary to my memory and I'm curious now.......


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re: 30 years ago yesterday - Gary Plauche kills Doucet - eitek1
[quote]First time Gary had ever shot a gun[/quote] That's not true... He was talking to my Dad. I was sitting next to my Dad on the bed. I knew when it happened in real time because my dad heard he shot. I left the bedroom and walked past the kitchen where my Mom was watching dishes. I told he...


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re: 30 years ago yesterday - Gary Plauche kills Doucet - eitek1
It was close enough to be live. Something a lot of people don't know was that Mr. Gary was talking to someone on the pay phone and I was sitting next to him. He shot him and as I remember it around 2-3 minutes later it was on the news....


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re: How can you lose weight fast? - eitek1
Want to lose fat? Go lay in a tub of ice water all day. Seriously... What is a calorie? It's a unit of heat. When we exercise how do we lose weight? We convert potential energy (fat) to heat through exertion. That's it. Nothing more than that. All you have to do is to increase your heat producti...


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