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just wanted to share this info and get some feedback . please help

I am a machinist and work for a company called VAE Nortrak. We are the supplier of ALL major railroads, Norfolk Southern, CSX, Amtrak you name it. We have huge plants all over the world, the main base is in Austria, North American Base in Vancouver Canada. For the past 7 years I have run a huge CNC (computer numeric controlled) machine that has always run 24 7 never one time has there ever been any shortage of rails to cut. In the past month that has all changed and as I type this it sits idle with no work. Our yard is slam full of track assemblys, switch points, and everything in between that are rusting away because nobody is buying them. Because of the machine I run I survived the first round of layoffs and it looks like next time I wont be so lucky. I am wondering if anyone out there knows anything about this because management refuses to tell us anything but "its about to get rough" I am praying for all of you as I hope you will pray for me. I love this site keep up the good work.




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I will keep you in my thoughts.

Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst.

I couldn't help but 'see' Atlas Shrugged in my mind when reading about the railroads...

God help us all, yes...

Not sure this will help but here is a link to CNC jobs in Milwaukee
http://www.milwaukeejobs.com/jobs.asp?pagemode=20&state_code...

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I am 99% sure

the "executive board" of the company I work for is without a doubt part of the very top of the pyramid. I am just trying to make people aware of what is coming the best way I know how.

Don't wait for the bad news. Take control of your life and

start making plans to move forward.
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Local track has hundreds of empty cars parked - looks permanent

We are "the end of the line" and have a little tourist train that runs this last stretch of track upriver. Downriver from here, there is a string of empty railroad boxcars that runs for miles. They have been there for weeks, and it looks to me like they may be there until they rust.

As for why, look into the Baltic Dry Index. I am sure that is a big factor.

As for YOU, join the CHICKEN COO!!! Get your garden, get your coop, get a few hens, and get an attitude... Tell me I can't have chickens... Molon Labe!

Truth exists, and it deserves to be cherished.

thanks for the info

i cant start my own farm but i do have 2yrs of storable food
i can filter about 12,000 gallons of water
gold silver guns and ammo

I am not spreading fear, only the facts as I know them

I would point out this is the first topic I have ever posted in the two years I have been checking this site. The truth is hard to swallow and even most of the drones I work with will not admit they were wrong and I was right about everything but thats fine. Its their choice and they can do as they like.

I hope you are right about hitting the bottom.
but I dont think so

I am sorry about your situation...

I can only give you a broad economic perspective.

The Dow seems to be bottoming.

Slot revenues in the US have been up two months in a row.

new housing permits are showing some life.

I am sure that a host of posters could come here and paint a picture of doom.

I do not believe the people in power want it to get much worse. Credit is relatively accessible, thus liquidity is loose enough to indicate that they are going to "let things improve."

Now for the important part. Do not be controlled by fear. DO NOT. Shut off the TV as that is what the TV does....it creates fear.

(The federal reserve is privately owned as is the Bank of England and the central banks of all of the major countries of the world. These are the families that are responsible for ALL of the economic troubles...ALL of them. As soon as enough people understand this, the families will fall and we will have NO MORE economic crises)

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Have you been listening to Dr. Paul and Peter Schiff?

They say about thirteen more years of economic turmoil. Mr. Schiff has said that the price of gold and the Dow will meet, so there is a long ways to go before this is over. We are in the lull before the storm. I listen to these men, because they have both been correct for many years. You really think people are going to become illuminated and actually want to take responsibility for themselves?

I said a prayer for you. I

I said a prayer for you. I hope that what ever happens, it leads you to the right path. I believe everything happens for a reason. Maybe, your purpose is higher than you think. Wake people up.

Thank you for sharing

this with us. Sad, somehow I don't think even prayers will stop what they have planned.

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CNC operators are highly trained folk

Those machines are complicated and if you do the actual programming too, hopefully your company has brains and understands the important asset they have in you. Best wishes to you that you'll stay on board there.

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this is worse than I have even said

I know for a fact homeland security has been in contact with our human resource guy who is a totally evil power tripping scumbag. About what?
Setting up the new ID cards we use to clock in.
I could not make this stuff up if I tried and Im getting tired of living in the twilight zone.

Thanks for the info fergmx1

Sorry about your job. I don't have anything to add really, but maybe 'they' already have all the train tracks 'they' need? I miss living somewhere where I could hear that whistle blowing and that chug chug clackity clack...But with all this 'FEMA camp by the train tracks' stuff, I am kinda glad there is no tracks near here.
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The Baltic Dry Index might have something to do with it.

People aren't traveling either. The airline industry is on the skids as well.

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what is the baltic dry index?

this has nothing to do with travel.
we keep the economy running moving anything and everything
even the guys that have been there 20 plus years have never seen anything like this and are scared to death and asking me how the hell I saw this coming.

Baltic Dry Index...

A good way to watch the commodities market. A regional version of that would be you... railways.

It's not about travel. It's about shipping goods, which is why the railway is really there as part of a country's infrastructure.

We are coming up on what some would call a dry time, demand-wise.

Think Sahara dry.

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Wish I had answers for you.

Wish I had answers for you. I've noticed about past 15 yrs. or more the decrease in rail traffic in my area along with uprooting old tracks that used to include a plentiful variety. I love listening for trains in distance after lights out and they are few and far between in recent yrs.

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Needed stock piles, by powers that change production stability

I know in 2007 there were massive over production of everything in the transportation industries ..There are MACK trucks setting everywhere also.. I don't know yet if this was a planned stock pile of inventory for the NWO to keep things running while they lmpliment crisis, which will ,or would upset production ...PLANNING ahead by the powers that be ,is what I believe...They stock pile for the comming takeover when everything shuts down..They will be set up to impliment...That's my guess..
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this is what I was afraid of

For the past couple years I can look out the back door of the shop into one of the biggest trainyards in the southeast and see military tanks and hummers as far as the eye can see. During hurricane Katrina it was FEMA trailers. God please help us.