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    It's a slow day in Mamou, Louisiana. The sun is beating down, and the streets are deserted. Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and everybody lives on credit.

    On this particular day a traveling Shreveport salesman is driving through town. He stops at the Hotel Cazan and lays a $100 bill o...n the desk saying he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs in order to pick one in which to spend the night. As soon as the man walks upstairs Bosco, the owner, grabs the bill and runs next door to pay his debt to Boudreaux the butcher.

    Boudreaux takes the $100 and runs down the street to retire his debt to Trosclair, the pig farmer.

    Trosclair takes the $100 and heads off to pay his bill at T-Boy's Farmers Co-op, the local supplier of feed and fuel.

    T-Boy at the Farmer's Co-op takes the $100 and runs to pay his debt to the local prostitute, Clarise, who has also been facing hard times and has had to offer her "services" on credit.

    Clarise rushes to the hotel and pays off her room bill with Bosco, the hotel owner. Bosco then places the $100 back on the counter so the traveling salesman will not suspect anything. At that moment the salesman comes down the stairs, picks up the $100 bill, states that the rooms are not satisfactory, pockets the money, and leaves town.

    No one produced anything. No one earned anything. However, the whole town is now out of debt and now looks to the future with a lot more optimism.

    And that, my friend, is how the United States Government is conducting business today.
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    Amazing what a little stimulas can do....got Mamou out of debt in a day.

    Franco do you know Jay Fontno...He use to own the International Tractor dealership there. I'm guessing he is no longer involved in that but he is a great guy. We have shot a lot of doves together and man can he cook.

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    Fontenot, nope. That Inter'l Tractor dealership on I-49 is being converted into a CNG filling station. Many of our government vehicles have converted to CNG and some businesses are converting thier fleets to CNG. That is prime real estate so I'm sure he pocketed some good coin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sambo View Post
    Amazing what a little stimulas can do....got Mamou out of debt in a day.

    Franco do you know Jay Fontno...He use to own the International Tractor dealership there. I'm guessing he is no longer involved in that but he is a great guy. We have shot a lot of doves together and man can he cook.
    Is he friends with the CEO of Harley Davidson that you know?
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    CNG Trucks are here.... we have 4 in stock.. Very very cool.... They run on CNG but no worries if you can't find a CNG station when you run out, you can switch immediately over to gas until you find a CNG station (which are cropping up everywhere)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ARay11 View Post
    CNG Trucks are here.... we have 4 in stock.. Very very cool.... They run on CNG but no worries if you can't find a CNG station when you run out, you can switch immediately over to gas until you find a CNG station (which are cropping up everywhere)
    factory or aftermarket? I've been wanting a new pick up but swore to myself that the next one would be CNG. I know Honda makes a factory Civic CNG in Ohio but, been waiting on Ford to come out with theirs in a F150.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Franco View Post
    factory or aftermarket? I've been wanting a new pick up but swore to myself that the next one would be CNG. I know Honda makes a factory Civic CNG in Ohio but, been waiting on Ford to come out with theirs in a F150.
    Yes, they are factory fit.
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    and they are 3/4 ton... half tons are late availability (probably near first of year)
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    Clarise would never extend credit, unless she wanted to get beat up by her pimp/boyfriend
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    Quote Originally Posted by ARay11 View Post
    and they are 3/4 ton... half tons are late availability (probably near first of year)
    I am assuming these are Dodge pickups you have, since GM is the only other OEM offering a CNG pickup, and they won’t start production until fall. I am surprised that Dodge would try to put CNG in a -ton pickup unless they are planning to introduce a different system. Their current tanks and system weighs about 600 lbs., which would reduce the payload on a 1500 to about 800 lbs., and usable bed space would be down to about 2’ – 3”.

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