Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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Well, its going to get worse. We are having trouble keeping help in our pipeline machine shops, refinery and our offshore production operations in LA, because the skilled workers are being offered exhorbitant wages to move to Houston. We've got plenty of Mexicans, but the market for machinists, welders, pipe fitters, plumbers, anyone who can help put pipes together, is going out of sight. Chevron is going to want to get their hands on all of them now. The smaller subs are raiding each other's shops - entire staff will quit and go to work for a competitor overnight. lots of lawsuits.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address
Last edited by FeelTheLove; 09-07-2006 at 05:30 PM.