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Wolverine Not Far From Dickinson, North Dakota

Today is August 16, 2018.  I want to document several up-close Wolverine sightings not far from Dickinson, North Dakota, occurring over the past several days.

The reason why I want to document these recent up-close sightings in North Dakota, is to bring awareness, because it is believed that there have not been any Wolverine in North Dakota for over 150 years.

On April 24, 2016, a ranch hand working near Alexander, North Dakota shot and killed what was confirmed to be a Wolverine.  At the time, this was the first confirmed Wolverine sighting in North Dakota since the 1850s.  You can read many newspaper reports about this, here is one of them from the Bismarck Tribune newspaper: https://bismarcktribune.com/wolverine-confirmed-in-north-dakota-first-since-s/article_5b29d55e-617b-5935-a1f8-0b95d9da864f.html

For the past several nights, a friend of mine has watched a Wolverine, which he believes to be a male.  He has watched it from as close as twenty-five feet, for three minutes.

Upon discussing his recent sightings, another friend of ours, has seen this Wolverine a couple of times in the past several years at this same location.

This group of people who have seen this Wolverine in this location, have no intention of harming this Wolverine.  A couple of these people have kept their mouth shut about it for several years, thinking this was the best way to handle it.  This probably is the best way to handle it, because this Wolverine appears to be comfortable and confident where he is living, no one bothers him.

I am not going to disclose the location, or any of the people involved, because I think that this is the best way to handle it for the well-being of this Wolverine.  I only want to document this for the sake of making people aware about the existence of Wolverines in North Dakota.

I am including a short video of a Wolverine in Montana.  I don’t know why the Wolverine in this video didn’t kill the adult deer, Wolverines are known to attack deer, elk, moose, and wolves.

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I Am Again Recommending That Men Go Look At The “Escort of Italy” Website

Almost one year ago, I wrote a blog post article about the “Escort of Italy” website.  This website, and this escort service, is one of the most amazing, fascinating, and impressive things that I have ever seen in my life.

I have lived in Dickinson, North Dakota for about six years, where there is a shortage of women, a scarcity of attractive women, the women who are here are mean and nasty, and prostitution is not allowed.  When I look at the “Escort of Italy” website, I can’t believe that such a thing exists, but it’s true.

Before I go any further, and provide any links to this website, I need to caution everyone, that you will see nudity on this website.  Because of the cultural difference, and acceptance of prostitution in Italy, when you are on this escort website, if you click on any of the women’s photographs, it will give you the age, height, weight, and nationality of each woman, and what she is willing to do sexually.

To save you some time, if you want to see the largest number of escorts at once, click on the tab for “Travel Girls”.  Click on the escort named “Rozy Model”, for instance.  She might be the girl that I would ask for.  That’s what you do, you pick and ask for the girl that you want.  The “Travel Girls” are more expensive, I think that you have to pre-pay for a large amount of time and pay travel expenses.  The other escorts in the towns of Milan, Rome, and Florence are almost as pretty, and they cost about $250 per hour.

Here is a short excerpt from the “Escort of Italy” website.  If you click on any of the differently colored text in this excerpt, it takes you to this website:

“You are welcome to our high class escort agency Italy, offering you the best female escorts Italy for hotel or private dating, exclusive girlfriend experience, travel and vacation escort with charming Italia girls, VIP escort girls Italy for business occasions and many more. If you are looking for pleasure and comfort, then you have come to the right place. Our elegant Italy escorts will meet the most subtle expectations of a lonely man who is eager to find love and companionship in Italia. We offer our clients the finest attractive escorts in Milan, escort girls Rome, and Turin escorts. Our Italy escort agency provide both incall and outcall services for the guests and residents of the country.”

It kills me, that rather than suffering through living in Dickinson, like being in prison, for only $250 each week, I could look forward to being with “Rozy Model” or “Fiona”.  I suppose it could be worse, I could be living in North Korea.

Review Of J&J Chinese Delivery In Dickinson, North Dakota

Whoa!  I am going to have to completely change my review of J&J Chinese Delivery to DO NOT USE!

Last week, I was looking through something that I received in the mail titled, “The Local Business Guide Directory”, produced by the Dickinson Press.  Towards the end of this advertisement booklet was a small ad for “J&J Chinese Delivery”.

I was aware that there had been a restaurant on Main Street in Belfield called the “J&J Chinese Cafe”, but this restaurant had closed down about a year ago.  I felt bad for the owner of this restaurant, the food was good, but there were just not enough customers in the town of Belfield.

I had not known that the owner of the J&J Chinese Cafe had moved to Dickinson, and was now cooking food at his house, and offering Chinese food for delivery only.

I looked up J&J Chinese Delivery on the internet, and there were listings for it in Dickinson.  I clicked on the Facebook page of J&J Chinese Delivery, if you look through their photographs, they have three photographs of their menu items with prices.  As you are about to read, Their Prices Are Not What They Say They Are!

I called J&J Chinese Delivery, and asked if they had “Beef with Chinese Vegetables”, they said they did, and it was $9.99.  I said that I wanted to come and pick it up, they told me that I could not pick it up, they had to deliver it.  I asked how much for delivery, they said $2.00.

My food was delivered in about twenty minutes.  Though I got “Beef with Broccoli”, not “Beef with Chinese Vegetables”.

Warning!:  I have to absolutely give this warning, because of both my first order, and my second order a few days later.

When my first order was delivered, the charge was a little over $12 including tax and delivery.  I had a $20 bill ready for when the delivery person came.  I planned on giving the delivery person $3.00 extra, but he said, “I don’t have my change bag with me.”  So I ended up only getting back $3 from my $20 bill, paying $17 for my $9.99 order.  If you are old enough to know, this is a common scheme used by delivery people, taxi drivers, etcetera “I don’t have change for a $20 bill”.

Remember, I wanted to go and pick up my order, but they told me that this was not allowed.

Two days later, I placed an order for Szechuan Beef, which their menu says is $9.99.  I asked how much my order would be on the telephone when I placed my order, and I was told $15.17.  When the delivery person arrived, they asked for $17.17.

Today, when I telephoned to place an order, I asked about their prices, and why they are not what they say they are, and at first I did not get a straight answer.  Then, the person at J&J Chinese Delivery told me that their delivery charge is now $5.00.

Fuck J&J Chinese Delivery!  I don’t mind paying a $2.00 delivery charge which is enough for a business to pay a delivery driver about $10 per hour, and then giving the driver another $3.00 to boost their income so that they can make money in what they are doing.

A delivery driver should be able to make at least five deliveries per hour, so they should be able to make $25 per hour with an hourly pay plus tips from the customer.  But what I suspect that J&J Chinese Delivery is doing, is trying to make money by not allowing customers to come and pick up their food, and charging $5.00 for each delivery, which I do not believe is all going to the delivery person.

In any case, Fuck J&J Chinese Delivery.  The very first thing that I am going to do tomorrow, is call the City of Dickinson Health Department, Restaurant Licensing, Business Licensing, and City Residential Zoning to complain about J&J Chinese Delivery operating out of a residence.

I can not stand dishonest, scheming, lying , treacherous people, especially if they are immigrants who receive abundant generosity when they are allowed into our country, and then they turn around and try to rip people off.

What do I mean, rip people off?  The King Buffet Chinese Restaurant in Dickinson probably has to pay at least several thousand dollars per month for rent in the T-Rex Shopping Center.  On top of that, the King Buffet Chinese Restaurant has to pay $1,000 to $2,000 per month in utilities.  Then pay employee wages, plus pay more money for employee payroll taxes for workers compensation and social security.  Also pay sales tax, business license, property insurance, liability insurance, and bare all the costs for tables, chairs, utensils, plates, bowls, cups, and glassware.

At the King Buffet Chinese Restaurant, it is all you can eat, and you can have the hibachi chef cook in front of you, whatever raw meat and vegetables you want.  With a drink included, this costs about $13.00.

So to me, it is treachery, scheming, underhandedness, and dishonesty that J&J Chinese Delivery which operates out of someone’s house, is going to advertise many menu items for $9.99, but it ends up costing you $17, when J&J Chinese Delivery doesn’t have high rent for a commercial space sit-down restaurant, high utility bills for a commercial space sit-down restaurant, have to pay for property insurance, liability insurance, tables, chairs, utensils, plates, bowls, cups, glassware, waiters, table clearers, dishwahsers, and payroll taxes on these employees.  But they try to charge you more than a local restaurant which has way, way more costs to bare.

My Blog Posts About Crime In Dickinson, North Dakota Are Being Suppressed

I have been writing blog posts about Dickinson, North Dakota for over three years.  I have never seen any of my blog posts deliberately pushed down in the Google search results more than my blog posts about crime in Dickinson, North Dakota.

When I have written articles about Real Estate in Dickinson, North Dakota, initially each of these articles appeared near the top of the Google search results for “Real Estate in Dickinson”.  I then saw that each of these articles gradually got pushed down in the Google search results further and further over time. I knew the reason why.

There are about twenty to thirty real estate agents in Dickinson, who are always trying to get their name, their company name, or their listings near the top of the Google search results.  They do this by personally doing a Google search for “Real Estate in Dickinson”, and then clicking their own website, again, and again, and again.

Likewise, when I have written articles about the Catholic Church in Dickinson that were highly critical, these articles initially appeared near the top of the Google search results.  Later, I could sometimes see that actions were taken to try to hide these articles.  Catholic Church members and volunteers, would perform a Google search for “Catholic Church in Dickinson” and then click on more favorable articles or websites, again, and again, and again.

In one instance, I think that an optimization company was hired by the Catholic Church or a church member to try to bury one of my blog posts about the Catholic Church.  The reason why I think this, is because this article was at the top of the first page of Google search results for seven to eight months, and within the course of two days, this article was pushed back to page eight of Google search results.

I can understand why real estate agents in Dickinson want to get their name, their company name, or their listings at the top of the Google search results.  I can understand why the Catholic Church or Catholics want to bury my blog posts that are critical of the Catholic Church.  But who is it that is trying to hide my blog posts about crime in Dickinson?  Who doesn’t want my blog posts about crime in Dickinson to be found and read?

I wrote my blog posts about crime in Dickinson, North Dakota, to let people know, to warn people, to alert people, to help people understand about the crime in Dickinson.  Prior to this most recent oil boom that began in North Dakota in 2007, the crime in western North Dakota was much lower than most places in the United States.  Beginning in about 2016, the crime in Dickinson became higher than many places in the United States.

Prior to the oil boom in 2007, in western North Dakota you could leave utility trailers unlocked, flat bed trailers unlocked, travel trailers unlocked, vehicles unlocked, tool boxes unlocked, houses unlocked, apartments unlocked, garages open, and leave keys in vehicles, and expect nothing to be taken.  Now, it is the opposite, anything left out, open, or not locked down, you should expect it to be taken.

There are several reasons why the crime is so high in Dickinson now.  The very experienced equipment operators, welders, mechanics, and skilled trades people who came to Dickinson during the oil boom, they left and went elsewhere when the oil boom ended.  The very experienced and skilled trades people could get a job anywhere, they weren’t stuck in Dickinson, they could leave.

During the oil boom, there were many people who came to Dickinson who were not experienced workers or skilled trades people.  Many of these people came to Dickinson because they kept hearing on television that, “Everyone was making over $100,000 per year in North Dakota”.  These people did not have employment or good employment where they were living, they might have been involved in crime and drug activity where they were living, and they came to Dickinson with no money and with the expectation of making a lot of money in Dickinson, like they heard about on television.

When these financially broke, inexperienced, low-skilled, no-skilled people arrived in Dickinson, they found that they could not get a high paying job because they did not have a high school diploma, did not have a commercial driver’s license, had a criminal record, or had no work history.  They could not get a high paying job, but they looked around and saw other people making money, people with $60,000 trucks, $20,000 Harley Davidsons, jet skis, four wheelers, side-by-side buggies.  They saw people in Dickinson leaving their homes, apartments, vehicles, equipment, tools, and personal property unlocked.

The financially broke, inexperienced, low-skilled, no-skilled, no high school diploma, criminal record, no work history people remained in Dickinson and began stealing property and selling drugs.  When the oil boom ended, they stayed in Dickinson, they had no where else to go.

Not only did North Dakota attract these inexperienced, low-skilled, no-skilled people during the oil boom, even to this day in 2018, careless, unthinking, irresponsible individuals in business, politics, and government continue to make announcements in high-unemployment, high-crime areas like Seattle and Spokane, that North Dakota has an over abundance of jobs, and shortage of workers.

It would be reasonable to advertise for commercial truck drivers, experienced welders, experienced mechanics, or experienced electricians if this is what occupations are in demand, but it is wrong to keep luring inexperienced, low-skilled, no-skilled people to North Dakota by stating that there are an abundance of jobs, when there are very few job openings for people who are not skilled tradespeople.

I don’t know why some North Dakotans in business, politics, and government keep trying to lure people to North Dakota from high-unemployment, high-crime areas.  I don’t know if it is these same people who are trying to hide my blog posts about crime in Dickinson, or if it is members of law enforcement and politicians in Dickinson that don’t want the high amount of crime to be publicized.

The Hatred Of Women Being More Prevalent Than I Thought

A couple of days ago, I wrote a blog post titled “My Take On MGTOW, Men Going Their Own Way”.  Fortunately, I remember what it was like living in Idaho, where I had women friends, some nice girlfriends, and some prospective girlfriends.  These women were nice, fun, funny, reasonable, and helpful.  I am not claiming that all women are worthless.

I wrote that working and living in western North Dakota, the MGTOW way of life has been forced upon me.  Because there is a shortage of women in western North Dakota, and a scarcity of attractive women, the women who are here do not care about their appearance, and they are mean, hostile, unfriendly, glaring, scowling, and sneering.  I suppose that the women here act this way, because they think that they can get away with it.

I want to share a video today, that shows a type of video that is becoming very, very common, where men all over the World are finally coming to the point where they want to honestly and blatantly tell women once and for all:  That men are done supporting women, that men are done giving their money away to women, that women can begin doing everything for themselves, that women can expect no more free help from men, the only thing that men ever wanted from women anyway was sex, but the cost of the problems of women is just too high and not worth it.

My Take On MGTOW, Men Going Their Own Way

There is very little to do in Dickinson, North Dakota.  It is not safe to go out to restaurants or bars to have drinks and socialize in Dickinson because the Police are so aggressive in stopping people for DUI.  Also, there is a shortage of women, the women are mostly unattractive, and the women, restaurant servers, and bartenders are mean and unfriendly.  Therefore, there is no reason for me to go out in Dickinson, in fact, I have every reason to stay home.

One of the things that I do to pass the time at home in Dickinson, is to watch YouTube videos.  I do not have very much interest in MGTOW videos, videos about Men Going Their Own Way, but these videos are becoming one of the most common subjects on YouTube.

I suppose that one of the reasons why I have very little interest in MGTOW videos, is because I actually live like this, though this was not a choice that I made, it just happened to be forced upon me by living in Dickinson.

Back in Idaho, I had some nice girlfriends, women friends, and prospective girlfriends.  It is actually important for me to remember this, before I go bashing all women as not being worth the trouble.

Because of my employment in North Dakota, I only have a few chances each year to go back to my home in Idaho, to do some yard, house, and vehicle maintenance.  When I get back to the small town where my home is, it is astonishing how attractive, pleasant, and friendly the women are in comparison to North Dakota.  I only have time to go to the local hardware store, Arctic Circle restaurant, and the Dollar Store usually, and the women are all very nice, especially the young girls that are in high school or just out of high school.

I will try to sum women up quickly in the area of Idaho where I had been living:  The women like men, the women don’t hate men, the women like to get asked out by men, the women like to go on dates, they like to go to the movies, they like to go out to eat, they like to ride horses, they like to ride motorcycles, they like to ride snow mobiles, they like to go boating, they like to take trips, they like getting attention, they like to look nice, they try to be attractive, they try to act reasonable to get along and so that people like them.

In Idaho where I had been living, some women were good company, fun, funny, enjoyable, pleasant, helpful, considerate, and affectionate.  Why wouldn’t you want to be around women like this?  You just have to be careful to not unintentionally get them pregnant, or become involved with a woman who is more crazy than you can handle.

When I first came to work in Dickinson, North Dakota in the Spring of 2011, during the oil boom, I noticed that there was a shortage of women, and a scarcity of attractive women.  What this resulted in, this shortage of women, was the women that were here, did not make any effort to have a nice appearance, or be pleasant, or be friendly.  In fact, most of the women in Dickinson, North Dakota are mean, hostile, unfriendly, sneering, glaring, and scowling.

Because of the shortage of women in Dickinson during the oil boom, there were many job openings at restaurants, bars, hotels, convenience stores, and retail stores.  Women who could not find employment where they were living, especially women in Seattle, Spokane, and Couer d’Alene, came to Dickinson.  Many of these women, maybe even most of these women, were rough, drug addicted, jaded, damaged women, and they didn’t even have to make an adjustment to fit right in with the mean, hostile, unfriendly, sneering, glaring, scowling women that were already here in Dickinson.

So in Dickinson, North Dakota, MGTOW has been forced upon many men, because there aren’t hardly any nice women available for dating.

One more comment that I will make, is that beginning about twenty to thirty years ago, men in the United States who found that there was a shortage of women where they were living, and no women available for dating, they would look into getting a “Mail Order Bride” from Russia, Vietnam, Thailand, or the Philippines.

Initially, twenty to thirty years ago, there were many women who were so desperate to get out of Russia, Vietnam, Thailand, or the Philippines, that they would actually make a very good effort to be pleasant, helpful, agreeable, faithful, and affectionate with their American husband.

Beginning about fifteen years ago, even the “Mail Order Brides” came to be mean, treacherous, scheming, rough, jaded women, not any different than women from LA, Seattle, Spokane, or Coeur d’Alene, so why even bother with the trouble and high cost to obtain a Mail Order Bride if they were going to be so bad.

Meth Head Mechanics

Since I was about 16 years old, I began learning to not take my vehicle to get worked on at any place where I had any doubts at all.  If you have any doubt at all, don’t do it.

In the town where I lived, there was an independent mechanic named Sid, who had his own garage where he specialized in Volkswagen and Audi repair.  He worked on my mother’s diesel Audi 5000, my sister’s VW Jetta, and my VW Rabbit.  Sid was pretty straight-up, no-nonsense, honest, and truthful.

I took my VW Rabbit to the Goodyear tire store to get tires, and the Goodyear mechanic was telling me that the front suspension needed to have several different parts replaced.  Remember, I only brought the VW Rabbit to Goodyear for tires.  I called the Audi/VW mechanic named Sid who worked on my VW Rabbit and he said, bullshit, you don’t need any repair on your VW Rabbit, it’s fine, there is nothing wrong with it.

Someone who is working as a mechanic, is not necessarily an expert, an experienced mechanic, a knowledgeable mechanic, a competent mechanic, honest, ethical, or moral.

About one year after I graduated from high school, I bought a used Jeep Cherokee that was in very good condition.  My father and mother asked me to help move my sister from Florida where we lived, to Washington D.C.  It was about a 1,200 mile drive, one way.  A family friend was going to let us borrow an enclosed utility trailer to tow behind my Jeep Cherokee with my sister’s furniture and belongings.

My father asked me to take my Jeep Cherokee to an acquaintance of his, who owned a small garage not far from where we lived.  I can’t think of what else I wanted to have done besides an oil change prior to this trip, it was something small, but the main thing that I wanted was an oil change.  My father wanted me to take my vehicle to this garage, because the garage owner was a client of his, he probably owed my father money, or would owe him money soon, so my father wanted to exchange his services, for garage services.

When I went to pick up my Jeep Cherokee, the garage owner’s sons had forgotten to change the engine oil, and had forgotten to do something else.  Two out of the three things that they were supposed to do, they didn’t do.  Back then, in this small town, there weren’t usually written work orders, or written service receipts, it was all verbal.  If you verbally requested something to be done, when you went to pick up your vehicle, they were supposed to have done what you asked.  This garage, and these people, were a complete mess.

Besides some mechanics not being experts, experienced, knowledgeable, competent, honest, ethical, or moral, some mechanics are just plain mixed up people who have problems with everything that they try to do.  Do not take your vehicle to a mechanic based on this person owing you money, wanting to exchange their services for your goods or services, because of some type of friendship, or because of a recommendation that was based on friendship.  Only take your vehicle to a mechanic on the basis of their competency, knowledge, skill, expertise, and experience.

When I went to work for construction companies in the late 1990s, sometimes a new hire employee would have behavior or work problems right away.  A company manager would call the pre-employment drug testing company to ask for this new hire person’s drug test results as soon as possible.  It would usually turn out that this new hire person’s drug test results would show positive for one or more illegal drugs.

Also working for construction companies, besides some new hire employees acting abnormal and having work problems right away because they were illegal drug users, some new hire employees could not do the work that they said they could do, they had lied about their work experience, knowledge, and competency.

The new hire illegal drug users, and the new hires who lie about their work experience, knowledge, and competency, these same type of people seek and gain employment at all of the quick lube service shops, tire stores, and gas station repair garages.

Car dealership service departments scrutinize the work history and qualifications of their mechanics before they are hired.  They verify work history, and they want to see actual certifications verifying competencies for different types of mechanical work.  The car dealerships have their service department personnel watch new mechanics very carefully for the first few months of their employment.

Quick lube service shops, tire stores, and gas station repair garages often turn a new hire loose on their first day of work, to do what the new hire claimed to have work experience doing.  What this means, is that at a quick lube service shop, tire store, or gas station repair garage, the person performing work on your vehicle, may be a person who just got hired off the street, who may in fact have no experience, knowledge, or competency at all, and may also be a drug addict.

You can read newspaper articles, listen to radio car talk programs, look up internet articles, or watch YouTube videos about the problems people have had with their vehicles at quick lube shops, tire stores, or gas station repair garages.

On car talk radio programs, two discussions that I can remember, are as follows.  One woman went to a gas station, and the attendant filled up her car’s brake fluid reservoir with power steering fluid.  The gas station attendant was just young, inexperienced, not knowledgeable, and he didn’t know any better.  The woman’s husband called the gas station owner, and the gas station owner agreed to pay for a new brake master cylinder replacement.

Another caller to a car talk radio program, who was among other callers that hour who had experienced the same problem, his daughter took her Toyota Camry to a quick lube shop, and she left the quick lube shop with no oil in the car’s engine.  The young lady drove her car for some miles before it was obviously overheating and something was wrong, but by that time the car engine was ruined.  The quick lube shop owner agreed to pay for a new engine for the Toyota Camry.

One Monday morning when I came in to work at an oil company in Texas, two of my co-workers, Mark and Charlie, they both had their vehicles damaged at a quick lube shop over the weekend.  Mark watched through the window, as a quick lube technician went and got a long handle torque wrench, and turn the oil pan drain plug the opposite direction, stripping either the threads on the drain plug or the oil pan.  Charlie had experienced the quick lube technician turning the oil pan drain plug in the wrong direction and breaking it off in the oil pan of his BMW.

You have got to wonder, what is wrong with the quick lube technician, or what kind of experience or knowledge can he have, if he believes that an oil pan drain plug is stuck, when in fact they are turning the drain plug in the wrong direction?  An oil drain plug is staring you right in the face like a clock on the wall, and a drain plug gets turned counter-clockwise.  If you drained the oil from an oil pan one time, or two times, you should be able to grasp this concept.  How could this be your 8 to 10 hour per day job, and you do not know to turn a drain plug counter-clockwise?

The last two stories are about two cars that I bought, that almost had their engines ruined by the last person who worked on them, to perform a very simple repair.  This repair was so simple, yet so messed up, that I can only believe that the work must have been done at a tire store or a gas station garage, because a car dealer mechanic would never have done this.

I bought a 1977 Porsche 924 about ten years ago.  It had about 120,000 miles on it, it ran O.K., and it was in fair condition.  I was looking at the engine one day, and I noticed that a belt was rubbing on the engine, I couldn’t believe it.  I looked closely to see what was going on.  I could see that the belt had been rubbing on the engine for some time, and if I had not noticed this, it would have rubbed right through the engine casting, causing damage to the engine that was either not repairable, or only repairing by removing the engine from the car and doing some hideous welding on the engine to weld over a gaping hole.

I found the same thing on a 1978 Mercedes 300D that I bought eight years ago.  This 300D diesel Mercedes was in excellent condition, and the engine would have lasted for several hundred thousand miles more.  But this engine was nearly ruined by a belt that was rubbing on the engine casting.  It had been rubbing for some time, and it would have rubbed a hole right through the wall of the engine casting if I would not have noticed it.  The only possible repair would have been to remove the engine from the car and make a weld over the hole, but it was in a very bad spot.  The engine might not have been repairable.

What had happened to both the 1977 Porsche 924 and the 1978 Mercedes 300D, was that a belt replacement was required.  There was a belt tensionor pulley on an arm that you would need to rotate onto the belt and then tighten the tensionor mount bolt to hold the tensionor in place.  Who ever replaced the belt, rotated the tensionor pulley the wrong way, the tensionor pulley was making contact with the belt, but it was also pushing the belt onto the engine casting.

I wonder if in both of these cases, was the “mechanic” stupid, incompetent, inexperienced, on illegal drugs, or unethical, or some combination of these things.  If you are a “mechanic” how could you not see that the belt was pushed up against the engine, and that it was rubbing against the engine.  Do illegal drugs make you not care that the engine is going to be damaged and that this is not the way that the belt tensionor goes?

All I had to do was untighten the belt tensionor pulley arm, rotate it the opposite direction, hold it tight against the belt, and tighten it back down.

If you take your vehicle to a quick lube shop, a tire store, or a gas station garage, be prepared to receive a “free gift” from the meth addict “mechanic”, that little something extra that will cost you thousands of dollars later on.