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Comment Re:Can someone please clarify... (Score 1) 185

How is it possible that a Facebook msg can forego that?

Just a guess here but I would say they are using the same flawed logic that banks get away with to deliver a bankruptcy notice to the mortgage holder. In a nutshell in that instance all the bank has to do is get a receipt from the post office they (the bank) mailed the notice and that's it. Does not matter if the mortgage holder ever gets the mailed package. From the "law" perspective they were served. Personally I think that is so wrong but it is what it is. Neither do I agree with the judge.

Comment Re:What's the problem? (Score 1) 266

Pay for performance? No well drilling business would remain a business with that type of model. You clearly have no clue about business or the costs to own and operate such a rig. I used to help a inlaw that owned his own well drilling business and if I were to suggest that to him he would laugh in my face. You can have the most accurate geological maps and the best geologist but that in no way guarantees that hole will have water or if did the flow would be enough for residential use.

Comment Re:Devil's Advocate (Score 2) 266

Your caveat is exactly right. I used to help a brother in law that had his own residential well drilling business. There were many times a hole ended up dry or could not produce enough for a home and we would have to move the rig elsewhere. And yes, the customer had to pay for the dead hole. Running a drill rig is not cheap.

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