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blackpowder's Avatar May 3, 2021 | 21:44 1 Just helped an 81 yr old teacher landlord fill out his farm census.
All his machinery values etc etc.
"Our" succession plan. Bahaha
Never owned a spade.
What a belly laugh after hanging up phone. To think someone sees any value in the info as supplied. Speechless but still laughing. Reply With Quote
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  • May 3, 2021 | 21:59 2 I once told them in my most serious tone how many acres of pineapples we grow, and how many head of Alligators we run on the ranch. The person dutifully recorded it without question. Reply With Quote
    blackpowder's Avatar May 3, 2021 | 22:06 3 Reminds me of the cwb voting list.
    There I go laughing again.

    TBH I haven't done one in years.
    Last edited by blackpowder; May 3, 2021 at 22:08.
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  • Partners's Avatar May 3, 2021 | 22:09 4 What a stupid time of the yr for us farmers.
    Idiots.. Reply With Quote

  • blackpowder's Avatar May 3, 2021 | 22:16 5 The perfect time actually.
    Tax returns just in. Makes sense to Ottawa.... and ex wives. Reply With Quote
    May 4, 2021 | 06:13 6 Some people can't wait to tell their stories....then the census people report to parliament that farmers are buying land for 300000 a quarter in buttphuck saskatchewan...that's with tax paid dollars...we are not taxing them heavy enough is the result....

    Quad tracks and bourgault drills at 1.5 million per complete outfit....

    These guys are making out like bandits the government agency will claim...

    they can afford the carbon tax and an NDP wealth tax as well as a reduced capital gains exemption...

    And so it goes how we end up paying more tax...

    Please don't brag to the census....its bad business...for everyone. Reply With Quote

  • May 4, 2021 | 06:52 7 Earlier this spring I had a very long conversation with a census worker about what we have to put up with in the west from Ottawa the last five years and counting. I told him that until the west gets treated properly and we get rid of the Trudeau Govt. , I will never fill out a census form again.

    The guy was from Winnipeg , and half the things I listed off he wasn't even aware of. That tells me how informed people are. Reply With Quote
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  • May 4, 2021 | 08:04 8 Is there a question about ethnicity? I used to answer "Canadian" because I am 4th generation. After the last census I thought I might answer "Albertan" because I am 4th generation Albertan. Now I believe my answer will be "human". Reply With Quote
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  • fjlip's Avatar May 4, 2021 | 09:19 9 And if VAXED say GMO humanoid Reply With Quote
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  • May 4, 2021 | 09:35 10
    Quote Originally Posted by fjlip View Post
    And if VAXED say GMO humanoid
    Oh you're nasty! Reply With Quote
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  • May 4, 2021 | 16:08 11 Just did the Ag one this morning. I don’t get why they ask what I think the value of my land, buildings, and equipment is? More puzzling is the value of leased land, equipment, and buildings as well. I run with the premise that everything ain’t worth nothing till it’s sold with cash in hand. Funny they don’t care about the value of my herd ...............or is that they know it’s a liability until sold😉

    Haven’t gotten around to discussing succession plans with the kids yet either. Maybe when they get out of elementary school in four or five years😎

    Always ask for my email and cell number but they ain’t got it yet. Reply With Quote
    May 4, 2021 | 16:46 12 Always found oit less stressful if I allotted a limited amount of time to get it completed.
    10 minutes was about all it justified and if you don't fret over details it doesn't spoil your day. Reply With Quote
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  • May 4, 2021 | 17:04 13 I have cut off all contact with them for at least the last 10 years.

    Last time I they hounded me for months with phone calls and even had people coming to the yard threatening with jail time. I told then I would do it in January but they weren't interested in that.
    They told me the winter won't work because the snow birds are away and the summer won't work because most people are away at their cottages.
    So if holidays are more important than agriculture screw them.
    I don't have a house phone now and as far as I know they don't have my cell number. They can't come to my house because of the scary China Flue! They might E mail me but they will likely end up in junk mail and deleted.
    You really can't be to careful with scams! Reply With Quote

  • Partners's Avatar May 4, 2021 | 19:11 14 Didn't realize our farm was worth so little.
    It says estimate..lol..
    Crops grown was mostly pot..
    This was fun.. Reply With Quote
    blackpowder's Avatar May 4, 2021 | 20:07 15 Anyone know what the fine is if they bother?? $500 I thought. Reply With Quote
    May 4, 2021 | 20:55 16 We thought about this land value question and maybe we will tell them.
    0 value! When we get to old to farm we will fill all the water runs and then plant trees on all it and never sell it to anyone. Reply With Quote
    May 4, 2021 | 21:50 17 Once Jt tells the truth about snc and WE then I might consider doing the same. Also our last finance minister with his stock trading before the budget pocketed him 1.2 million in profit. Martha Stewart went to jail for that and he got a 150.00 fine. Until Ottawa treats the west like the east I am not interested in His Canada. Total lack of respect for agriculture having this dam census in seeding. Fools Reply With Quote

  • May 4, 2021 | 23:28 18 It’s a shame rural mail theft is so rampant these days. Reply With Quote
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  • blackpowder's Avatar May 4, 2021 | 23:47 19 Illustrates the inaccuracy. 80 20 rule applies I guess.
    The 20% that produce 80%. With 20 of the other 80 filling out surveys.
    Isn't the definition still $10 or $20k gross?? Reply With Quote