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Mike Rowe on Discovery, Realization and Lamb Castration
FORA.TV ^ | 1/2/2011 | BwanaNdege

Posted on 01/02/2011 2:53:00 PM PST by BwanaNdege

Drawing on his experiences picking up roadkill, feeding swine, and castrating a lamb with his teeth, Mike Rowe, host of Discovery Channel's Dirty Jobs, discusses how modern American culture...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Society
KEYWORDS: mikerowe; work
[My first Post, so hopefully I have everything right...]

Video at the link. http://fora.tv/2008/12/12/Mike_Rowe_on_Discovery_Realization_and_Lamb_Castration

Very interesting talk on “work”. The first eight minutes are a bit rough, but hang in there. He has some astute observations on the value of work and the relevance of PETA, OSHA, etc.

If the first part leaves you squeamish, jump to the 11:00 time.

I’d vote for him, even though he is not running for anything.

1 posted on 01/02/2011 2:53:03 PM PST by BwanaNdege
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To: BwanaNdege

bm


2 posted on 01/02/2011 3:01:14 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: BwanaNdege

I loved this quote from Mike on the Dirty Jobs episode “Brown Before Green 2”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0eMuV-NliA


3 posted on 01/02/2011 3:10:07 PM PST by mwyounce
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To: mwyounce

Wow, that’s a good one!


4 posted on 01/02/2011 3:15:14 PM PST by BwanaNdege ("a comeuppance is due the arrogant elites" - Charles Krauthammer)
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To: BwanaNdege

definitely worth watching


5 posted on 01/02/2011 3:22:37 PM PST by sten (fighting against tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: BwanaNdege

Very good.


6 posted on 01/02/2011 3:32:48 PM PST by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: BwanaNdege

I couldn’t make it play.


7 posted on 01/02/2011 3:39:08 PM PST by Ditter
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To: BwanaNdege

Yeah he’s one of my favorite television personalities.

Very intelligent with a firm grasp on reality.


8 posted on 01/02/2011 4:08:11 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: sten

He’s right that sometimes safety doesn’t come first. Sometimes safety impedes effectiveness.


9 posted on 01/02/2011 4:13:58 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek

He strikes me as being kind of a smug elitist type. I don’t know... I could be wrong.


10 posted on 01/02/2011 5:18:04 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: BwanaNdege
Mike Rowe on QVC, of all places
11 posted on 01/02/2011 5:30:22 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: cripplecreek
I've often said to fellow workers, America was built by men that just got down and did it.
12 posted on 01/02/2011 7:34:15 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true.)
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To: knarf

When the taxpayers built our local “art colony” (low income housing) the proponents sold it as a way of losing our blue collar image. Rowe seems to understand that we’re screwed if we don’t start teaching our kids to build things and get dirty.

My uncle has access to our new governor who is a “green republican”. I sent the video to my uncle who is himself a liberal and asked that he think about what Rowe is saying and hope that he tries to get Rick Snyder to understand that green jobs and college degrees aren’t the only option. we need kids learning trades.


13 posted on 01/02/2011 7:46:00 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: BwanaNdege

I love Mike Rowe, his show proves (over andover again) that there are no jobs that Americans won’t do.


14 posted on 01/02/2011 9:18:04 PM PST by lack-of-trust
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To: martin_fierro

He is a man of many talents!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZbjfk2kN8w&feature=related


15 posted on 01/03/2011 1:22:10 PM PST by BwanaNdege ("a comeuppance is due the arrogant elites" - Charles Krauthammer)
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To: cripplecreek

Mine too. And he’s smokin’ hot in my humble opinion. :)


16 posted on 01/04/2011 8:53:14 PM PST by RoseyT (Piney Woods of East Texas)
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To: KoRn

Have you ever watched “Dirty Jobs”? I don’t know what his politics are, but it’s hard to imagine a smug elitist doing any one of those jobs for even five minutes.

Just found an interesting article about him at http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2010/03/12/dirty-jobs-mike-rowe-works-hard-and-smart/ :

“I don’t know that a 4-year degree is the golden ticket anymore. I would never say anything against education,” he says. “But why is there the 4 year degree and everything else is ‘alternative’?”

On the jobs bill that is lumbering through Congress, Rowe doesn’t take a particular political stance, but he has a viewpoint. The Mike Rowe you see on TV is the same Mike Rowe in conversation. He’s chatty yet thoughtful, and definitely opinionated.

“I just don’t think you can create jobs. I think you can create opportunities. I think people will avail themselves of them. People on “Dirty Jobs” span the political spectrum but they see work in the same way. If [Obama] is going to create 3 to 4 million shovel-ready jobs, it would be nice to make sure those are jobs people want and not jobs people have been disparaging for the past 30 years.”


17 posted on 01/04/2011 8:59:10 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: skr
it would be nice to make sure those are jobs people want and not jobs people have been disparaging for the past 30 years.

Sadly even some here at FR seem to have the attitude that blue collar jobs are beneath Americans. Certainly far beneath their precious children. I just hope they're happy with the deteriorating nation they're handing to their children.
18 posted on 01/05/2011 4:52:09 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek

It’s drummed into our brains that college is how one earns higher salaries; there’s even a TV commercial (man buying wallet from Asians who are laughing at him as they hand him a tiny wallet). It may even be true that what was once considered a good high school education now requires at least the first two years of college to catch up to the old standard HS diploma. But a person who is willing to self-educate while they’re working is logically a better hiring risk to an employer.

My college degree helped in one job (but perhaps not as much as what the stars told my employer who believed in astrology). The job didn’t really require a college education; OJT was how one became proficient. At present, my degree apparently makes me overqualified for everything but unemployment, yet my bills don’t care how I earn what pays them.


19 posted on 01/05/2011 10:27:40 AM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: skr
But a person who is willing to self-educate while they’re working is logically a better hiring risk to an employer.

I'm a high school dropout and a willingness to learn has always been my advantage. I became a paint room foreman because I learned things, not learned things because I was a foreman. I learned to program, maintain and operate a bank of robo painters, all the pumps regulators etc.
20 posted on 01/05/2011 11:09:03 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: skr

“At present, my degree apparently makes me overqualified for everything but unemployment, yet my bills don’t care how I earn what pays them.”

I feel your pain. Hang in there.

I’m the same, except I’ve been fortunate not to have to go on unemployment.


21 posted on 01/06/2011 5:57:37 PM PST by BenKenobi (Rush speaks! I hear, I obey)
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To: skr

“But a person who is willing to self-educate while they’re working is logically a better hiring risk to an employer.”

Yes and no. It totally depends on the employer. Some will look at just the degree. Some will look at no degree and reject you.

I’ve been on both sides of this equation. I personally see how being willing to self-educate is helpful once you’ve got your foot in the door. However, I don’t think it helps very much these days in getting employers to take a chance on you.


22 posted on 01/06/2011 6:00:10 PM PST by BenKenobi (Rush speaks! I hear, I obey)
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To: Ditter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-udsIV4Hmc


23 posted on 03/15/2011 10:47:38 AM PDT by Charlespg
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To: Charlespg

Thanks, that was good.


24 posted on 03/15/2011 3:17:55 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: KoRn
I don’t know... I could be wrong.

You're right, you're wrong......LOL!

25 posted on 03/15/2011 3:23:59 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Oh Magoo, you've done it again.....)
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To: All

Rowe is awesome


26 posted on 10/20/2011 8:09:41 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: RoseyT

You got that right, Rosey! Wowwwza!

Regards,


27 posted on 10/20/2011 8:21:25 AM PDT by VermiciousKnid (Sic narro nos totus!)
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To: BwanaNdege

Mike is doing a pretty fair job selling FORDs, too.


28 posted on 11/22/2011 5:52:44 PM PST by Tucker39
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To: BwanaNdege

Thanks for the link, very interesting guy!


29 posted on 01/08/2012 2:46:56 PM PST by Trillian
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To: KoRn

He strikes me as being kind of a smug elitist type. I don’t know... I could be wrong.

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You are wrong and wildly so.

I worked with him years ago when his daytime job was selling computer services for the org I was with at the time. He was then also hosting a real estate sales show on Sunday mornings.

A nicer, more down to earth guy you would have a hard time finding.


30 posted on 01/09/2012 7:04:47 AM PST by dmz
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To: dmz

Love that show.
I have done many of those same jobs.


31 posted on 01/09/2012 10:44:48 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: BwanaNdege

Wow. Thanks for the post.


32 posted on 01/09/2012 11:20:08 AM PST by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: dmz

“He was then also hosting a real estate sales show on Sunday mornings.”

I’ve heard that show, and not very long ago. I remember he’s said he sang with the Baltimore Opera. He’s certainly not averse to work.


33 posted on 01/09/2012 11:51:44 AM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: dmz

“He was then also hosting a real estate sales show on Sunday mornings.”

I’ve heard that show, and not very long ago. I remember he’s said he sang with the Baltimore Opera. He’s certainly not averse to work.


34 posted on 01/09/2012 11:54:35 AM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: PLMerite

I think it’s called Your New House or something like that.

I know we are not supposed to tout the work ethic of media folks, but between Mike and another friend, from what I can tell, these guys bust ass. They play hard as well.

I love the story of a musician friend, whose band would play before 10s of thousands in Europe, and then would come home to dishwash for minimum wage at a restaurant when he wasn’t gigging - I, on the other hand, have a great daytime gig, and my band plays before 10s here in Baltimore :-)

The life is not nearly as glamorous for the up and coming as it might seem. No thanks. I like to eat. Oh, and raise a family.


35 posted on 01/09/2012 1:08:57 PM PST by dmz
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To: RoseyT

I agree and im a dude


36 posted on 03/30/2013 10:41:47 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: al baby

I think hes a good guy, this is a pretty cool thing to do

http://www.mikeroweworks.com/scrap-yard/eagle-scout-letter/


37 posted on 04/11/2013 10:55:14 AM PDT by bigtoona
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To: BwanaNdege

Warning: Either the site or video is infected with “Adware.GoonSquad”, so check your machine if you watch it. My Norton 360 caught, quarantined and deleted it. FYI.

Funny video, though.


38 posted on 06/03/2013 6:27:07 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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