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Author Topic: Driving force in restoring your bus.  (Read 6721 times)
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« Reply #45 on: August 19, 2008, 05:21:06 PM »

No need, I said my piece, I won't be addressing the topic of whats appropriate or not anymore, we can decide that for ourselves, luckily I find from the burst of emails I got over it that nobody thought it was appropriate.
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« Reply #46 on: August 19, 2008, 05:24:51 PM »

My driving force is that NO one else has offered to help me finish it, for free that is.

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« Reply #47 on: August 19, 2008, 05:27:24 PM »

My driving force is to get my bus looking good is to try and get laid  Grin  Or some times I'm bored and need something to do. I seem to only work on it in spirts.

I guess that means it comes in spirts  Cheesy
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« Reply #48 on: August 19, 2008, 05:55:24 PM »

Ed,

Your not fooling me one bit........

I know for a fact Leever is not a "One way" street.   Grin Grin

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« Reply #49 on: August 19, 2008, 06:15:57 PM »

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« Reply #50 on: August 19, 2008, 06:28:48 PM »

No need, I said my piece, I won't be addressing the topic of whats appropriate or not anymore, we can decide that for ourselves, luckily I find from the burst of emails I got over it that nobody thought it was appropriate.


Gee Whizz, I NEVER send out private emails concerning my approval about what someone else has posted. I have been known to spout off a time or two concerning a post I didn't like . . .  Shocked

I thought it was funny. . . . you know, like a joke or something. Yeah, it may have been pushing it, but that is the Charley I know. If you have met him in person, you know what a great guy he is. (& if you have seen him in action, you won't be leaving your wife, daughter, mother or sister unattended . . .  Shocked  Those ladies at The Cove are still waiting for his return.  Shocked )

Lord knows I've seen lots worse said here that no one seemed to get their dander up over.  Roll Eyes

My wife and daughter are members here, this is the first time I've ever been ashamed to see them reading posts, I'm sorry.  I realize that it's all in fun but what happened to good taste.

I spend time with my kids & their friends & you are only fooling yourself if you think they haven't been exposed to lots worse. The fact that they see it here just might be the key that unlocks the door to some interesting discussions with them concerning their true thoughts.


As for my wife & kids reading this board, you couldn't MAKE them read here - why? It's BOOOOOORRRRRRRING! 
Then when someone throws out some humor . . . . .

Taste is more of a personal choice. I don't make a career of chastizing those who have different habbits (like smoking, drinking, gambling, golfing, etc) than mine, I look at it as more of a hobby  Shocked   Grin


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« Reply #51 on: August 19, 2008, 06:31:34 PM »

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Me Too!

Started with a Class "C" Almost completely restored it, then I had a close look at a converted 4104 at a State Park......

Just had to have one or something like it.

Best money you can spend on your kids and family......Makes traveling fun.....

Cliff

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« Reply #52 on: August 19, 2008, 06:47:25 PM »

The driving force that motivates me most is family too.

My memories of traveling as a kid with mine. The time spent with my kids.

And BEST OF ALL is the new family I meet because of the bus!



Family doesn't always agree, but we're there when you need us!
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« Reply #53 on: August 19, 2008, 06:50:40 PM »

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I spend time with my kids & their friends & you are only fooling yourself if you think they haven't been exposed to lots worse.

I get exposed everyday to stuff I don't like. So that should make it acceptable to all? I speak from childhood experience, and maybe like an ex-smoker, I am a bit more vocal about this stuff. I am not saying there is not a place for it, just that there should be some place else other than here.

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The fact that they see it here just might be the key that unlocks the door to some interesting discussions with them concerning their true thoughts.

OK, that's sick....

Kyle, what's up?

Following that logic, I should post some porn links! Just imagine the doors that would unlock for a child! NOT!!!
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« Reply #54 on: August 19, 2008, 07:09:12 PM »

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The fact that they see it here just might be the key that unlocks the door to some interesting discussions with them concerning their true thoughts.

OK, that's sick....

Kyle, what's up?

Following that logic, I should post some porn links! Just imagine the doors that would unlock for a child! NOT!!!

BO,

I usually like your posts and we agree on a ton of stuff.

But you owe Kyle an apology.

How you went from here to there is beyond me.

I watch TV and see things in magazines with my Kids all the time that bring out questions and I am 100% sure that is were Kyle was headed.

I am truly disturbed by your response.......

Is it a Full moon?

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« Reply #55 on: August 19, 2008, 07:47:55 PM »

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I spend time with my kids & their friends & you are only fooling yourself if you think they haven't been exposed to lots worse.

I get exposed everyday to stuff I don't like. So that should make it acceptable to all? I speak from childhood experience, and maybe like an ex-smoker, I am a bit more vocal about this stuff. I am not saying there is not a place for it, just that there should be some place else other than here.

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The fact that they see it here just might be the key that unlocks the door to some interesting discussions with them concerning their true thoughts.

OK, that's sick....

Kyle, what's up?

Following that logic, I should post some porn links! Just imagine the doors that would unlock for a child! NOT!!!


Ok, lets see if you can follow this logic, I'll type slow.

Do you think the kids of today believe they got here via a stork?
 
Like it or not, they are being exposed to stuff that they NEED TO TALK TO A RESPONSIBLE ADULT ABOUT.
Sticking your head in the sand is doing NOTHING to help protect your kids. On the contrary, it is abandoning them in a mine field with no one there to guide them safely out.

I have spent time with my kids watching regular free over the air TV (no cable or satelite) & there are plenty of "situations" that pop up during prime time programming that they have questions about. We have open HONEST discussions about it. It takes the mystery & sensationalism out of it. In effect, it ruins the allure. As a result, my kids are better equipped to deal with it when it comes up again.

I help with my son's boy scout troop, so I'm around lots of kids when they are away from their parents. I also listen to them talk. With the way they pick up things, often there are a few things that need to be clarified, like what is & isn't cureable, contagious . . . . . Separating truth & fiction is something else they need help with.

Have you looked at 'My-Space'? Don't think your kids are on it? Are you sure? How sure? How do you know? The answer may surprise you.



At least one person here understood what I was saying. I've met Cliff, He & Julie are doing an AWESOME job raising their kids. You won't find better.

Barn Owl, I too agree with most of your posts, but, the fact that you were so fast to take the "sicko" route causes me a greater concern than ANY innuendo, off color, or tasteless joke.

Maybe I'm slow, thick, or just stupid, . . . . but, I can't, for the life of me, see how anyone could make the jump from my or Charley's comment to porn. I guess my mind doesn't work that way.
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« Reply #56 on: August 19, 2008, 08:54:07 PM »

Whoa WOW! I leave computer to spend a pleasant day down at the shop enjoying working  a bus! (Yeah right!)

But it had a wheel seal leaking and it has to be in New Orleans tomorrow night to pick up some more little league-rs. So while replacing the bad seal I decide hey might as well replace the bearings. OK so's I'm changing the bearings and seals in the right side steer hub, and I look across at the left side. And well it ain't runny leaking, but it's been wet and had brake dust stick to it and now it's wet! 
So I decide "Doing 1, might as well do the other! OK spent all afternoon and most of the evening having fun with "the bus".

Came in from the shop nuked some left overs, and checked the board! Wow man all my friends are at each others throats! Hey ya'll slow down, have a cold beverage on me! Whew man don't NOBODY need to go gettin all riled up and leave the board! I personally know some of ya and really think alot of yas, and think if ya'll met in person you would think alot of each other too! I've had "issues" that lit my fire before and understand where each and every one of you are coming from for defending your positions! 
Now if those that I've had "debates with", and I can figure out how to settle things in a friendly way. Ya'll can too!

SO have a nother beverage of your choice on me, and lets get back to what this board is all about in the first place! BUSES! We all have that in common! We either have them or are dumb enough not to realize we don't want one! So let's have another one on me and get back to sharing with each other about buses.

And besides Charley has to use his bus and alcohol, since he gave "sporty" away!  LOL! (jest kidd'n), and while yer at it have one more on me!
Now ain't that better! OK send those bar tabs to me, ands I'll send out IOU's cause I'd rather owe ya than to beat ya out of it! LOL!
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« Reply #57 on: August 19, 2008, 09:10:51 PM »

I intentionally posted what I did to prove a point and your response is what I needed. No one can be sure as to the true meaning behind what someone else is saying, and it is often left up to personal interpretation which can be taken wrong. I agree with the others that crude innuendos, or even flat out statements like the one that got all of this started, do not belong on this forum.  There are other places that are set up for it. This Bus Conversion and BNO boards are some of the best out there for a reason, and the high self-policing standard that the members maintain here is one of those reasons. I know you Kyle well enough to know what you meant, but I will admit I made an absurd post to express my views.  Many of you are not armature radio operators and do not have the opportunity to see how quickly “trash” can destroy a good thing. Anyone travel around with a CB on while the kids can hear? Many of those foul mouth CB jerks are illegally high jacking the lower armature bands and making them unusable. Why do I need to lower my standard? Why can I not have a refuge from crap and have that refuge here with my friends? I am not a goody two-shoes by any stretch if any one is wondering. I know where to go and find crap if I wanted it.  I stand up for what I think is right and I will fight for it. It’s that simple. I am very open and honest with my children and they are not sheltered. I do not run around and try to censor everything little thing they are exposed to and often try to make it a learning experience. But they are children for God’s sake.  Again, I get tired of the OTA crap, school crap, and neighborhood kid crap, and at times forum crap. Not long ago I found that my eleven year old son has been exposed and quickly became addicted to heavy porn, it didn’t take long BTW. He got an “email” address from another kid at a scout day camp that I was a leader. I have six kids, seventeen down to five, and I can tell you no matter what you do to teach them right from wrong they have their free agency to choose, and unfortunately some don’t have as much self-discipline as others. Yes I discuss things openly with my children, my computer has the “special software”, and my computer is out in the open so it can be monitored. You can do everything by the book and it still doesn’t work. Some posters don’t stop with the little jokes and when they find they can up it a notch they will. My responsibility is to be rock solid in my example. My responsibility is to be unwavering in my commitment to teach them correct principles. It’s my responsibility to be there when mistakes are made and to love them. This is my house and I am allowed to expect my children to live up to basic standards.  I don’t let my children watch “R” rated movies and I quickly learned that my children took special note when my wife and I did. Because of that I haven’t seen an “R” rated movie in many years even though there are some out there that I would like to see. It’s a struggle not to appear as a hypocrite. I can even go back on a few of my post on this board and see some mistakes. I am having to stand up and live my life that I believe is right and have had to change my ways to make it happen. I feel that I am part of an ever decreasing minority. No, I am not a crazed religious zealot.  I am a big believer in freedom of speech and a big believer in the right to find places where I can reasonably expect to find a rest from it (No, I don’t need someone to tell me turn it off, you know what I mean). Am I frustrated? You bet. Was the way I handled the previous post a mistake? Probably was.  My apologies to Kyle and the rest of the board. If I need to clean this up with you guys I will.  I have been given the freedom to embarrass myself and I took full advantage of it. Sometimes friends and family get treated worse than strangers because they will take it and still love unconditionally. So my lesson will be not to post when I am having a not so stellar day. I guess I will find out tomorrow who can forgive me.  I need to sleep this one off.
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« Reply #58 on: August 19, 2008, 10:04:22 PM »

I agree with some of what almost each person has said.  But to me the bottom line is this.  This forum is rare in its level of civility and decorum and that is the result of the respect and self discipline practiced by the members.  In my opinion it should be a place free of innuendo and profane talk (even if only marginal) just as it is free of hate speech and personal attacks.  Not just for the kids and spouses that might see, but for ourselves as well.

One other note.  I just want to say publicly how much I respect Laryn for his level of commitment to being a living example to his kids even when it means foregoing things he'd rather be doing.  In my opinion, the world would be a much better place if more parents took that approach.  As he noted, there will still be problems, but one thing is certain, kids can spot a hypocrite parent early on and it effects them for life.  And they build a strong respect for a parent that lives what they teach. 
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« Reply #59 on: August 19, 2008, 10:15:33 PM »

Laryn,
Trust me! We've all been there and had a bad day and then something, just some little something got under our skin, and the rest is HISTORY! So hey, in my opinion (which ain't worth a lot) you are forgiven! Ain't none of us perfect, and if we were the world would be a boring place! And also if we were all perfect some folks would understand SETRAs are the ultimate bus! But since it's not a perfect world, and none of us are perfect those of us that are real close tolerate those who think Senicruisers are the best, those who prefer other GM's and other brands (Eagles excluded since them and SETRA are both part of the Kassbohrer  family) too!





LOL! OK I know, I know, there just ain't enough SETRAs to go around, but there maybe someday! LOL!
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