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2021-10-22 1:14:11 PM  
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2021-10-22 1:14:34 PM  
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2021-10-22 1:21:19 PM  
It's too early to start talking about grain elevator control.
 
2021-10-22 1:22:46 PM  
Carbohydrates are a curse upon my waistline.
 
2021-10-22 1:23:30 PM  
A man who had been fired from a grain elevator in Nebraska on Thursday returned with a gun and shot three people


How they got that catapult up there I'll never know
 
2021-10-22 1:23:59 PM  
They say that working in silos leads to increasing levels of alienation.
 
2021-10-22 1:25:49 PM  
"I will not be silo'd, shucked or harveststored.  I am a human being."
Number 6 at Grand Island, NE

You know this isn't actually an island, Number 6
"So out of here!"
 
2021-10-22 1:26:06 PM  
My uncle actually died in a grain silo.  He was shoveling out an empty silo, and he had a heart attack.

When you grow up on farms, there are a hundred of these "watch out or you'll be killed" stories surrounding farming.  I can recall:

1.  Don't play in the hay bales, there are snakes in there.
2.  Don't play in the hay bales, they could fall and crush you.
3.  Don't go in the grain silo, you could be buried in grain and suffocate.
4.  Don't go into the cornfield, because you'll get lost like that kid over in [nearby town].
5.  Don't go into the cornfield, because you'll be run down by a combine like that kid over in [nearby town].

Playing in the hay bales is actually pretty awesome.  You can fall from some stupendous heights and not get messed up.  You can also build some impressive forts.
 
2021-10-22 1:26:15 PM  
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/An Amish with a 'tude, you know that's unheard of!
 
2021-10-22 1:26:39 PM  
Thankfully a good guy had a gun too.
 
2021-10-22 1:30:13 PM  

GrinzGrimly: Thankfully a good guy had a gun too.


But why wasn't everyone polite?
 
Juc
2021-10-22 1:30:26 PM  
Honestly I expected this to be about a grain explosion, those things are crazy.
 
2021-10-22 1:30:51 PM  

Rapmaster2000: My uncle actually died in a grain silo.  He was shoveling out an empty silo, and he had a heart attack.

When you grow up on farms, there are a hundred of these "watch out or you'll be killed" stories surrounding farming.  I can recall:

1.  Don't play in the hay bales, there are snakes in there.
2.  Don't play in the hay bales, they could fall and crush you.
3.  Don't go in the grain silo, you could be buried in grain and suffocate.
4.  Don't go into the cornfield, because you'll get lost like that kid over in [nearby town].
5.  Don't go into the cornfield, because you'll be run down by a combine like that kid over in [nearby town].

Playing in the hay bales is actually pretty awesome.  You can fall from some stupendous heights and not get messed up.  You can also build some impressive forts.


CSB: One summer in college, I worked at a grain elevator. The boss was known to be a creep in our small town, and had even had an incident with my dad back in the day (long story, but my dad was OK with me taking the job). Day one, he had me go into one of the silos and shovel some stuff around, and it absolutely occurred to me that he could close the roof on me at any time and leave me in there to suffocate and die.

I'm not sure what that was about -- I didn't go back inside the silos at any point the rest of the summer. My job was to weigh trucks and take samples of their deposits.
 
2021-10-22 1:32:31 PM  

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/An Amish with a 'tude, you know that's unheard of!


That was a good movie
 
2021-10-22 1:33:40 PM  

GrinzGrimly: Thankfully a good guy had a gun too.


More precisely, there was a shotgun just lying around in the grain elevator, and the employee used it to kill the guy going postal.  Are shotguns common office equipment in grain elevators?
 
2021-10-22 1:34:57 PM  
I went with a friend to the local grain elevator.   He had a load of seed corn to process.   After an hour on the tractor, we get in line at the elevator.  There's a couple of wagons ahead of us.  I suggest to my friend that we open the back on the wagon in front of us and watch all his corn dump on the ground.  He didn't see any humor in that.

Our turn, we dump the corn.   They blow off all the chaff (?), bag it and had the guy a check for doing that.  What a country.   Went back, tossed the bag of seed corn in his barn and called it a day.

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As a young idiot whose parents ran a newspaper, I'd have to go down to the local elevator every week to pick up the elevator's numbers for the newspaper.   Farmers needed to know if there was storage available two days before the newspaper got published.  There would be three or four guys hanging around the office, yapping.  A radio played the farm news out of Effingham, Illinois.  All of a sudden, they'd shut up and you'd better not say anything.  The news guy would rapid fire the price per bushel for corn, wheat and soybeans and then move on to cows showing up at the stockyard.  The guys would immediately pick up their conversation exactly where they left off.
 
2021-10-22 1:36:02 PM  
It started this way...

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2021-10-22 1:36:41 PM  

Geotpf: GrinzGrimly: Thankfully a good guy had a gun too.

More precisely, there was a shotgun just lying around in the grain elevator, and the employee used it to kill the guy going postal.  Are shotguns common office equipment in grain elevators?


Pest control?
 
2021-10-22 1:36:59 PM  
Another employee retrieved a shotgun from an office and shot Hoskinson, who was pronounced dead at a hospital, according to the patrol.


Jesus, what kind of company is this that they know to be armed?
 
2021-10-22 1:43:22 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: Effingham, Illinois


As in, "our guests are here, get the effing ham out of the oven!"
 
2021-10-22 1:43:52 PM  

Geotpf: GrinzGrimly: Thankfully a good guy had a gun too.

More precisely, there was a shotgun just lying around in the grain elevator, and the employee used it to kill the guy going postal postum.  Are shotguns common office equipment in grain elevators?


/FTFY
 
2021-10-22 1:44:19 PM  
According to the article it appears that the grain elevator fired first.
 
2021-10-22 1:47:18 PM  

GrinzGrimly: Geotpf: GrinzGrimly: Thankfully a good guy had a gun too.

More precisely, there was a shotgun just lying around in the grain elevator, and the employee used it to kill the guy going postal.  Are shotguns common office equipment in grain elevators?

Pest control?


Actually, that kind of makes sense.  I can see random critters being attracted to the grain.
 
2021-10-22 1:47:43 PM  
Never happen in Canada.  The dogs would maul you before you crossed the river.

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2021-10-22 1:50:17 PM  
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2021-10-22 1:59:13 PM  
Wow
That was corny
 
2021-10-22 2:00:48 PM  

Geotpf: GrinzGrimly: Geotpf: GrinzGrimly: Thankfully a good guy had a gun too.

More precisely, there was a shotgun just lying around in the grain elevator, and the employee used it to kill the guy going postal.  Are shotguns common office equipment in grain elevators?

Pest control?

Actually, that kind of makes sense.  I can see random critters being attracted to the grain.


Conceding? On Fark?? IN A GUN THREAD?!

Ok, now I've seen everything.

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2021-10-22 2:02:42 PM  

GrinzGrimly: Thankfully a good guy had a gun too.


No, because that's the reason three people two innocent people died + the shooter.
 
2021-10-22 2:05:09 PM  

Gin Buddy: Another employee retrieved a shotgun from an office and shot Hoskinson, who was pronounced dead at a hospital, according to the patrol.


Jesus, what kind of company is this that they know to be armed?


I'm more curious about what kind of shotgun load can blow a guy all the way from the grain elevator to the hospital.
 
2021-10-22 2:05:30 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: I went with a friend to the local grain elevator.   He had a load of seed corn to process.   After an hour on the tractor, we get in line at the elevator.  There's a couple of wagons ahead of us.  I suggest to my friend that we open the back on the wagon in front of us and watch all his corn dump on the ground.  He didn't see any humor in that.

Our turn, we dump the corn.   They blow off all the chaff (?), bag it and had the guy a check for doing that.  What a country.   Went back, tossed the bag of seed corn in his barn and called it a day.

OSS (Other Silo Story)

As a young idiot whose parents ran a newspaper, I'd have to go down to the local elevator every week to pick up the elevator's numbers for the newspaper.   Farmers needed to know if there was storage available two days before the newspaper got published.  There would be three or four guys hanging around the office, yapping.  A radio played the farm news out of Effingham, Illinois.  All of a sudden, they'd shut up and you'd better not say anything.  The news guy would rapid fire the price per bushel for corn, wheat and soybeans and then move on to cows showing up at the stockyard.  The guys would immediately pick up their conversation exactly where they left off.


Why would they read the newspaper if the numbers always came 2 days late?
 
2021-10-22 2:11:18 PM  
Has anyone asked if the Grain Elevator is okay?cause .. BOOM!
 
2021-10-22 2:14:06 PM  
If he didn't bust on there screaming, "It's time to make it grain baby!!" Then I feel like we have a lost opportunity here.
 
2021-10-22 2:26:41 PM  

Rennisa: If he didn't bust on there screaming, "It's time to make it grain baby!!" Then I feel like we have a lost opportunity here.


"grain baby" is the funky smelling stuff in the gutters around the hole where trucks dump their grain to be augered up for storage.  Stray grain mixes with water in the gutters and ferments there.

/it's a joke.
 
2021-10-22 2:27:40 PM  

Ketchuponsteak: Harry Freakstorm: I went with a friend to the local grain elevator.   He had a load of seed corn to process.   After an hour on the tractor, we get in line at the elevator.  There's a couple of wagons ahead of us.  I suggest to my friend that we open the back on the wagon in front of us and watch all his corn dump on the ground.  He didn't see any humor in that.

Our turn, we dump the corn.   They blow off all the chaff (?), bag it and had the guy a check for doing that.  What a country.   Went back, tossed the bag of seed corn in his barn and called it a day.

OSS (Other Silo Story)

As a young idiot whose parents ran a newspaper, I'd have to go down to the local elevator every week to pick up the elevator's numbers for the newspaper.   Farmers needed to know if there was storage available two days before the newspaper got published.  There would be three or four guys hanging around the office, yapping.  A radio played the farm news out of Effingham, Illinois.  All of a sudden, they'd shut up and you'd better not say anything.  The news guy would rapid fire the price per bushel for corn, wheat and soybeans and then move on to cows showing up at the stockyard.  The guys would immediately pick up their conversation exactly where they left off.

Why would they read the newspaper if the numbers always came 2 days late?


Well, sir.  that was their only sorce of information, sides, calling up the grain elevator and asking.  And for that, you had to have a phone.  You had to have the grain elevator's phone number and you had to go in to the kitchen and call.  And the wife is in there.  Do you want to explain why an American farmer is in the kitchen on a work day, making telephone calls?  What is he? A record producer?

So, when the farmer gets to the silo and gets told there's no room, he can go over to the newspaper and complain.  Now, the elevator might let him dump the grain in an area but they aren't gonna pay him until it's sold.  The birds'll get it.  The farmer will mention this to the newspaper guy, too.  The newpaper guy will send the idiot kid over with a Polaroid Land camera to get a photo of the grain being dumped on the ground.  The idiot kid will get a distant shot of...  is that grain or did you take a picture of gravel, moran?  Try and get a photo of them actually dumping the grain on the ground, Harry.

So, Harry goes over there but on the way, he meets Barb.  Barb asks him where he's going and she says she's going over to her house to lay out.  Is that a Polaroid camera?  Sure is.  Can you take a picture of me laying out on my tummy with no top?  Sure can.  Well, let's go.   Now.  Get a good picture of me on my tummy.  Is my butt crack showing?  This is last years' bikini and it's very small.  I should get a new one.  Here, I'm gonna move the bottom down a bit so there's a tan line.  Is that cool?  Whoops!  Forgot about the top!  Did you see anything, Harry?  It's okay.  Maybe I'll let you take some others.  We're friends, right?
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Harry! I sent you over to the grain elevator two hours ago!  Where is that phone?  No photo?  What happened to all the film in that camera?  Bad roll of film?
 
2021-10-22 2:31:20 PM  
As soon as the deliveries are made in the front door, you move the stuff out the back and sell it at a discount. You take a two hundred dollar case of corn and you sell it for a hundred. It doesn't matter. It's all profit. And then finally, when there's nothing left, when you can't borrow another buck from the bank or buy another case of corn, you bust the joint out. You light a match

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2021-10-22 2:42:16 PM  
I guess working at a grain elevator has its ups and downs.
 
2021-10-22 2:43:04 PM  

Geotpf: GrinzGrimly: Thankfully a good guy had a gun too.

More precisely, there was a shotgun just lying around in the grain elevator, and the employee used it to kill the guy going postal.  Are shotguns common office equipment in grain elevators?


To shoot rats, pigeons and other marauding critters, maybe?
 
2021-10-22 3:03:37 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: No photo? What happened to all the film in that camera?


Sounds like real experience on your part.  Did the idiot kid's dad have a Linotype machine?

I did my early growing up in Oklahoma wheat country and a car-nut friend of my dad's ran the Carmen Headlight newspaper.  This was in the late '70s but that crazy SOB had actual Linotype machines.  He showed me the whole process from typesetting to printing, but those Linotypes were absolutely the most fascinating.
 
2021-10-22 3:08:54 PM  

EL EM: Geotpf: GrinzGrimly: Thankfully a good guy had a gun too.

More precisely, there was a shotgun just lying around in the grain elevator, and the employee used it to kill the guy going postal.  Are shotguns common office equipment in grain elevators?

To shoot rats, pigeons and other marauding critters, maybe?


...and skunks wandering around in the daylight.

But the varmint shotgun I'm used to is the 410.  Unless you load it with slugs, your trigger finger will get sore pumping a man full enough of shot that he gets too heavy to keep coming at you.
 
2021-10-22 3:38:05 PM  
... i am getting incredibly upset that people think their jobs are worth killing people over.
 
2021-10-22 3:58:23 PM  

ekdikeo4: ... i am getting incredibly upset that people think their jobs are worth killing people over.


You're much t0o old to be that naive - you ain't fooling me.
 
2021-10-22 4:12:08 PM  

Randrew: Harry Freakstorm: No photo? What happened to all the film in that camera?

Sounds like real experience on your part.  Did the idiot kid's dad have a Linotype machine?

I did my early growing up in Oklahoma wheat country and a car-nut friend of my dad's ran the Carmen Headlight newspaper.  This was in the late '70s but that crazy SOB had actual Linotype machines.  He showed me the whole process from typesetting to printing, but those Linotypes were absolutely the most fascinating.


Oh yeah.  We had a Linotype.  I have a scar on my left hand from it.

I didn't have the stuff for the polaroids that you coated the photos with so I wonder how long they last.

I'm picturing 60 year old Barb finding the box of stuff and telling her SO 'do you want to see me in a bikini at 16 years old?' and the SO says ' oh. Sure. If you have the time.' She opens the box, finds the photo are all black and screams "Freakstorm!!!"
 
2021-10-22 4:17:40 PM  

GrinzGrimly: Thankfully a good guy had a gun too.


Retrieved from an office, no less!
"Another employee retrieved a shotgun from an office and shot Hoskinson, who was pronounced dead at a hospital, according to the patrol."
 
Juc
2021-10-22 4:32:20 PM  

Geotpf: GrinzGrimly: Thankfully a good guy had a gun too.

More precisely, there was a shotgun just lying around in the grain elevator, and the employee used it to kill the guy going postal.  Are shotguns common office equipment in grain elevators?


I don't know for sure but I do know when I was a kid we'd go to the grain silos on my friends farms and be sent out to kill vermin once in a while.
I wouldn't be at all shocked to find a shotgun at an elevator, those things are magnets for vermin.
 
2021-10-22 4:40:30 PM  

Juc: Geotpf: GrinzGrimly: Thankfully a good guy had a gun too.

More precisely, there was a shotgun just lying around in the grain elevator, and the employee used it to kill the guy going postal.  Are shotguns common office equipment in grain elevators?

I don't know for sure but I do know when I was a kid we'd go to the grain silos on my friends farms and be sent out to kill vermin once in a while.
I wouldn't be at all shocked to find a shotgun at an elevator, those things are magnets for vermin.


you need to be careful with sparks and flames and grain.  the dust is fine enough that it'll make a hell of an explosion if there is enough of it in the air.
 
2021-10-22 5:28:41 PM  

centrifugal bumblepuppy: It's too early to start talking about grain elevator control.


Make grain elevators criminal, and only criminals will have grain elevators.
 
2021-10-22 5:50:30 PM  
Hominy times does this have to happen? They must be glutens for punishment.

/don't even know what kind of grain
//dnrtfa
 
2021-10-22 5:53:02 PM  

coneyfark: centrifugal bumblepuppy: It's too early to start talking about grain elevator control.

Make grain elevators criminal, and only criminals will have grain elevators.


...and not much will have changed.
 
2021-10-22 6:43:04 PM  
That gun was for work related activities only. Probably going to get written up.
 
2021-10-22 8:58:54 PM  

Majin_Buu: Carbohydrates are a curse upon my waistline.


I have been summoned.

The 2nd amendment is a curse upon this country.
 
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