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#1 alleyyooper OFFLINE  

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Posted August 29, 2014 - 08:14 AM

Problems with the fuel pump on my GAS Ford 5000 tractor.

 

My brother uses broken tractor to get parts for his MF 65. I looked for a fuel pump on the site with no luck. Filled out the questionnaire to find a fuel pump. Guess they can't read English and they sent a message as to did I want the transfer pump or the injection pump.

 

You would think they would hire people with reading skills to work web site inquires.

 

:D   Al
 


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Posted August 29, 2014 - 09:46 AM

"No child left behind" has meant that no standard will be kept. Many kids graduating high school these days are almost functionally illiterate. IT does not bode well for our future. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted August 29, 2014 - 11:31 AM

"No child left behind" has meant that no standard will be kept. Many kids graduating high school these days are almost functionally illiterate. IT does not bode well for our future. Good Luck, Rick


Oh I look on the other side of the coin,,, those of us who aren't functionally illiterate will be in demand and can command top coin and perks,, the glass is not half empty but rather half full.

Edited by js5020, August 29, 2014 - 11:32 AM.

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Posted August 29, 2014 - 12:00 PM

You would think that the smarter would be better off but it sure doesn't seem that way. Just look at our leaders. Its the one with little or no conscience that seem to do best. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted August 29, 2014 - 03:21 PM

The way it is supposed to work is that our younger generations should be better off than we were, thing's have changed unfortunately and we should not blame our children, they are disheartened and rightfully so. To coin a phrase OUR GOVERMENT has no pride.


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Posted August 29, 2014 - 03:40 PM

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I found that cool picture on politicsforum.com. Neat, isn't it?
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Posted August 29, 2014 - 04:14 PM

Boy I could rack up some warning points real quick on this subject so I'll just be quietly observing.


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Posted August 29, 2014 - 04:59 PM

Ditto the above!!!


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Posted August 29, 2014 - 07:42 PM

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I found that cool picture on politicsforum.com. Neat, isn't it?

 

Don't bat that thing around too much, or you might be a bald kitty.

 

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Posted August 29, 2014 - 09:54 PM

 

 Many kids graduating high school these days are almost functionally illiterate.

  That may be but just put an I phone in their hand watch 'em go to town. They can't spell but boy can they text!!

                                                                Mike


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Posted August 29, 2014 - 10:15 PM

  That may be but just put an I phone in their hand watch 'em go to town. They can't spell but boy can they text!!

                                                                Mike

Is that like the guy that said "I may be lost, but I am making good time"


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Posted August 29, 2014 - 10:27 PM

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Your going to blow your tail off cat. 

 

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Posted August 30, 2014 - 04:45 AM

I don't understand how people not being able to read is the GOVERMENTS fault?

 

First off kids should never be able to get thru grade school if they can't read, I guess ya'll are implying the standards are lower these days.

 

 

:D   Al


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Posted August 30, 2014 - 09:35 AM

Reading and spelling problems are not just a younger generation problem. I work with people who can't spell simple words. I work with people who can't write a sentence that makes any sense at all.

These guys are in their 40s to 60s.

I've always been an avid reader since I was about 10 years old. I try to use proper grammar, but I'm not perfect.

Kids today don't know how to spell because they rely on a computer to check. They don't read because they watch too much tv. This is a parenting problem.

Little girl at 4 has a better vocabulary than most adults. Not saying I'm a superb parent, but since she has been talking I have constantly corrected her and worked with her. My wife always yelled at me for it and when I'd use multi - syllable words with her. Now she knows then and uses them.

As for your problem with the people not reading your message and asking what you wanted probably wasn't a younger person. Probably a guy in his 40s.

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Posted August 30, 2014 - 03:07 PM

Things such as Common Core do nothing to impove the educational system, but seem to largely discourage out of the box thinking and penalize innovative thinking and success.
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