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by Richianity
Sat Nov 17, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Dragons Dens Former Tree Planter Bruce Croxon
Replies: 27
Views: 2222

Re: Dragons Dens Former Tree Planter Bruce Croxon

Probs meant 300,000 or maybe he was a crewboss and was including trees planted under his supervision.
by Richianity
Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Canada's Employment Insurance (EI) System
Replies: 83
Views: 24374

Re: Proposed new changes to EI

As for treeplanters specifically; maybe it'll move people out of the industry...but I doubt it'll be that many. Vets make 30$/hour easy in most places, and I'd happily work a much easier job for 21$/hour. I don't think there will be too many planters who can find a job at 70% pay. Are you calling o...
by Richianity
Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Canada's Employment Insurance (EI) System
Replies: 83
Views: 24374

Re: Proposed new changes to EI

http://taxpayer.com/news-releases/new-ei-rules-strike-blow-working-canadian-taxpayers-against-habitual-pogey-collectors New EI rules strike a blow for working Canadian taxpayers against habitual pogey collectors OTTAWA, ON: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) applauded new regulations proposed t...
by Richianity
Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Canada's Employment Insurance (EI) System
Replies: 83
Views: 24374

Re: Proposed new changes to EI

http://www2.macleans.ca/2012/06/01/current-ei-reforms-should-be-just-the-beginning/ Assume for a moment you’ve been given the job of creating from scratch a federal program to help out-of-work Canadians find suitable employment as quickly and efficiently as possible. Would you begin with a system th...
by Richianity
Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Anyone in a skilled trade?
Replies: 8
Views: 866

Re: Anyone in a skilled trade?

You mean treeplanting isn't skilled labour!?

(Sorry couldn't resist)
by Richianity
Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:46 am
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Canada's Employment Insurance (EI) System
Replies: 83
Views: 24374

Re: Proposed new changes to EI

Is the red pill a choice?
by Richianity
Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Canada's Employment Insurance (EI) System
Replies: 83
Views: 24374

Re: Proposed new changes to EI

So, in conclusion, socialism, government in general and EI are all garbage. I'm now going to try to hijack my own hijack. Here's a question for you guys - mental experiment: Why isn't the sea level rising? I mean, with all this record heat and drowning polar bears in the Arctic, shouldn't Vancouver ...
by Richianity
Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Canada's Employment Insurance (EI) System
Replies: 83
Views: 24374

Re: Proposed new changes to EI

Governments will always subsidize certain industries that allow for their buddies to profit beyond reason, or put tariffs on competing goods from other countries to ensure their buddies have more money than they know what to do with. We're moving towards freer trade all the time. Even the unions su...
by Richianity
Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Canada's Employment Insurance (EI) System
Replies: 83
Views: 24374

Re: Proposed new changes to EI

Who sources the National fucking Post as credible insight on anything?? http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2012/05/29/nl-tim-hortons-hsc-loss-529.html Better?...A wee bit biased are we? When you are working in the bush (and most likely thousands of miles away from your home b...
by Richianity
Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Canada's Employment Insurance (EI) System
Replies: 83
Views: 24374

Re: Proposed new changes to EI

Oh and how do we both agree with Scootsy?
by Richianity
Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Canada's Employment Insurance (EI) System
Replies: 83
Views: 24374

Re: Proposed new changes to EI

Also, $10,000 is not that much money. That would evaporate in no time if you had, say, a sick family member who needed you to provide full-time care. I love the 1 in 100,000 example to justify the entire system. Ok, I'll bite. We can set up a system so if you are completely incapacitated you can ge...
by Richianity
Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Canada's Employment Insurance (EI) System
Replies: 83
Views: 24374

Re: Proposed new changes to EI

Blow for conservatism!? Fiscal Conservatism rules the roost and we have leaned that way in Canada since 1984 to varying degrees. One doesn't have to do much since liberalism standing alone is an embarrassment (seriously). I know why EI was created, I don't really care though. People should save up t...
by Richianity
Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Canada's Employment Insurance (EI) System
Replies: 83
Views: 24374

Re: Proposed new changes to EI

Lol! Good one! I'm just biased and jaded. I've paid thousands of $$$ so perfectly able bodied people can live groovy lifestyles. Wouldn't bat an eye if EI disappeared (encourage it even). Come to think of it, I wouldn't bat an eye if most of the government disappeared. They do jack shit for me and o...
by Richianity
Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Canada's Employment Insurance (EI) System
Replies: 83
Views: 24374

Re: Proposed new changes to EI

What has government done for you lately??

The role of government is to get the eff out of the way. I'm curious to know what makes you entitled to a higher paying job than those evil immigrants?
by Richianity
Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Would Harper ever give the axe to treeplanting entirely?
Replies: 15
Views: 1338

Re: Would Harper ever give the axe to treeplanting entirely?

I haven't been around for a while but I ain't worried about Hammy.

Harper's my boy, we can't have everyone being a granola chompin' NDPer around here. Needless to say I'm not too worried about treeplanting being remotely close to being on his radar.

Love,
by Richianity
Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Would Harper ever give the axe to treeplanting entirely?
Replies: 15
Views: 1338

Re: Would Harper ever give the axe to treeplanting entirely?

I heard Stephen Harper eats babies and uses live rabbits for toilet paper. If we aren't careful he may put the axe to sunlight.
by Richianity
Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: What makes a great foreman ?
Replies: 17
Views: 3730

Re: What makes a great foreman ?

Trees, Land, no quality surprises. Highly organized in other words.
by Richianity
Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Canada's Employment Insurance (EI) System
Replies: 83
Views: 24374

Re: Proposed new changes to EI

Richianity: If the Cons gave half a rat's ass about actual working Canadians, they wouldn't be working so hard to depress domestic wages, create a pool of desperate workers who won't be able to combat low wages and poor working conditions, and bring in even cheaper foreign labor to take up the slac...
by Richianity
Sun May 27, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Canada's Employment Insurance (EI) System
Replies: 83
Views: 24374

Re: Proposed new changes to EI

That's my boy Harper looking out for the working class!

Farewell EI ski wagon. The gravy train has come to an end 'victims'. Hopefully they also cut the EI premiums we pay into the system.
by Richianity
Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Vote With Your Feet
Replies: 14
Views: 941

Re: Vote With Your Feet (new thread from 2012 Bid Results to

So...what have I missed on the board here the past months?
by Richianity
Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Potentially significant impact on industry wages
Replies: 54
Views: 3190

Re: Potentially significant impact on industry wages

In regards to hours given for EI purposes, there's no incentive to contractors to give planters less hours than they are actually away from the marshalling point - in other words why not give planters all the hours from getting into the truck until they get back? Generally we subtract 1/2 hour duri...
by Richianity
Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Potentially significant impact on industry wages
Replies: 54
Views: 3190

Re: Potentially significant impact on industry wages

The competition is too steep to 'increase their bids'. Silviculture contractors will eat a whole bunch of this increased cost. Less money for them means less money for everything else which means lower tree prices which means ballers get paid less. For the econ majors out there if you shift your (la...
by Richianity
Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:14 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Potentially significant impact on industry wages
Replies: 54
Views: 3190

Re: Potentially significant impact on industry wages

Higher minimum wage = higher costs to the business. If costs increase then mills/forestry companies etc will push off non-required work into the future to save money (and therefore do less work). They will also want to hire fewer workers and expect more out of each individual worker. This will be a ...
by Richianity
Sun Nov 28, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: Videos & Websites Related to Planting & Forestry
Topic: Can we be replaced?
Replies: 5
Views: 871

Re: Can we be replaced?

I think I've met Cowboy. Older guy. Doubt he planted 100 trees as fast as a more nimble 20 something would. The way technology is going though, I wouldn't be surprised if eventually a smarter/faster machine came along but it would be hard to see machines making financial sense since you are probably...
by Richianity
Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:01 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Mantracker
Replies: 5
Views: 528

Re: Mantracker

I saw that episode. There weren't any treeplanters in that episode from what I remember. It's all on Youtube.
by Richianity
Sun Aug 01, 2010 4:33 am
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: How to beat a dead horse
Replies: 2
Views: 374

Re: How to beat a dead horse

by Richianity
Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:51 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Photos, Mantracker and plot of land
Replies: 9
Views: 623

Re: Photos, Mantracker and plot of land

Ya I don't get why they don't move a bit during the night. There must be some kind of rule saying only when the sun is up for something.
by Richianity
Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:56 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Photos, Mantracker and plot of land
Replies: 9
Views: 623

Re: Photos, Mantracker and plot of land

Ya I kinda want to be prey as well. They are currently accepting applications for season 6. They must have been filming season five when you saw him. My problem with it though is that there is a prey cameraman that follows the prey. I'm sure he's really good but that's still an extra person and stil...
by Richianity
Sun Jul 18, 2010 5:00 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Photos, Mantracker and plot of land
Replies: 9
Views: 623

Photos, Mantracker and plot of land

Scootsy,

just went through your photos. That's awesome that you saw Mantracker. Are you guys going to be a part of the episode?

You're selling 135 hectares?...More importantly, you can buy 135 hectares for ONLY $245,000 in NB?????? What a different planet that 'Not BC R/E' world is!
by Richianity
Sat Jul 10, 2010 8:49 am
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: I just want to plant
Replies: 8
Views: 3576

Re: I just want to plant

Don't lie. No you don't!
by Richianity
Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:49 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Every Tree in B.C. cut to be replaced - New Legislation
Replies: 14
Views: 1111

Re: Every Tree in B.C. cut to be replaced - New Legislation

Do I know you???...lol Ya its true. For a long time I had a serious axe to grind but now I'm actually kinda interested in keeping up to date on silviculture and then there's the obvious entertainment value of these existential debates we have. I'm also kinda shocked at the general lack of education ...
by Richianity
Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Every Tree in B.C. cut to be replaced - New Legislation
Replies: 14
Views: 1111

Re: Every Tree in B.C. cut to be replaced - New Legislation

Obvious conclusion Duncsy: Politicians are corrupt and incompetent. YOU are the ONLY person with integrity and competence. You should run. Afterall, the only way of changing the system is from within (not by bitching on the replant.ca forum...surprise surprise). Look forward to your rant rationalizi...
by Richianity
Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:47 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Rigging Bids.
Replies: 8
Views: 3383

Re: Rigging Bids.

Profits are why people enter into the marketplace. If there were only 1 company then they would be making a ton of profit but then other people would see that and move in. Mills would only be too happy to award the bid to the lower 'little guy' and so the process begins all over again.
by Richianity
Sun May 09, 2010 2:52 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: BC Budget: 40 % cut to Ministry of Forest and Range
Replies: 52
Views: 3223

Re: BC Budget: 40 % cut to Ministry of Forest and Range

EDIT: at first I talked you down, now I regret it. I'm genuinely curious as to what your solutions are for the debt problems out there.

If you're advocating less government then I'm with you.
by Richianity
Sat May 08, 2010 5:21 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: BC Budget: 40 % cut to Ministry of Forest and Range
Replies: 52
Views: 3223

Re: BC Budget: 40 % cut to Ministry of Forest and Range

http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/2010/05/03/greeces-problem-is-high-tax-rates-not-tax-evasion Socialism discourages work and investment. If the top tax rate in Canada were 80% a lot of people would either not work or not play by the rules. There's talk that decreasing taxes INCREASES government reven...
by Richianity
Mon May 03, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: BC Budget: 40 % cut to Ministry of Forest and Range
Replies: 52
Views: 3223

Re: BC Budget: 40 % cut to Ministry of Forest and Range

Duncan,

Tinfoil hat on too tight?

EDIT:

Is or is Greece not a a socialist cesspool???

----

I look forward to a hilarious rant on evil right-wing economics!
by Richianity
Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:27 pm
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Khaira Enterprises
Replies: 331
Views: 8535

Re: Powell River Meltdown

Actually I have checked for the Ministry...

and I believe March 2009 glossy over you.

We haven't heard anything about this contract or a while, so I'm going to go ahead and assume that everything went fine.
by Richianity
Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:01 pm
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Khaira Enterprises
Replies: 331
Views: 8535

Re: Powell River Meltdown

Option 1: Plant and make $150/day

Option 2: stay at home and blog about your entitlement.
by Richianity
Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Khaira Enterprises
Replies: 331
Views: 8535

Re: Powell River Meltdown

EDIT: Meh, some people just want to live the victim's life...
by Richianity
Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Khaira Enterprises
Replies: 331
Views: 8535

Re: Powell River Meltdown

http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfp/silviculture/discussion_paper/SilvicultureDiscussionPaper-FINAL.pdf Read page 6. Ya, kids these days effin things up out there... Just remember that seedling survival rates were ~50% when Evergreen made $580/day (in today's $$) in his rookie season! (Cue sound of bursti...
by Richianity
Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:28 pm
Forum: Companies in the Silviculture Industry
Topic: Khaira Enterprises
Replies: 331
Views: 8535

Re: Powell River Meltdown

Are there stats out there that show a trend in survival rates?
by Richianity
Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:40 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Ask a Forester
Replies: 50
Views: 10456

Re: Ask a Forester

I guess I'm using 'mill' generically as 'the other side'. Didn't mean to insult ;)
by Richianity
Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:02 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Ask a Forester
Replies: 50
Views: 10456

Re: Ask a Forester

Thanks for taking the time to post NotDa. Very interesting to hear it from the mill's perspective.
by Richianity
Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Online courses while planting
Replies: 9
Views: 3846

Re: Online courses while planting

Not worth it (unless there is some logical time reason)...what's the rush?
by Richianity
Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: Motels in Quesnel
Replies: 36
Views: 8376

Re: Motels in Quesnel

Don't worry about the peanut gallery on here. Just run your own race.

There's a camp site just north of town (2 Mile?). I think it's 17$/night. How you're going to get to and from town though, I don't know.
by Richianity
Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:20 am
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: Shock Absorber
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Re: Shock Absorber

LOL!

There's better porn out there Scootsy!
by Richianity
Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:02 pm
Forum: Around The Campfire
Topic: BC Budget: 40 % cut to Ministry of Forest and Range
Replies: 52
Views: 3223

Re: BC Budget: 40 % cut to Ministry of Forest and Range

Quebec, while a socialist cesspool parasite on Canada, is the 'most have' of the 'have not' provinces. Per Capita they receive the least amount of equalization payments. They bring some benefits like, national identity, tourism, bagels, steak spice and poutine, so I don't mind them...they keep thing...
by Richianity
Sun Apr 04, 2010 2:56 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers about Tree Planting
Topic: First Planitng Company?
Replies: 15
Views: 6055

Re: First Planitng Company?

Evergreen wrote:I made an average of $140/day in my first season – 1975.
140/day in 1975 = $580/day in 2010...rookie season.

http://www.bankofcanada.ca/en/rates/inflation_calc.html