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    1-28-22, 3:34pm
    I suppose there are some people who might be swayed by such a thing but I wouldn't. I don't really care who lives here after us, just who makes the...
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    1-28-22, 3:28pm
    jp1 replied to a thread The virtues of winter in Open Forum
    I've always found that amusing. The only people I know that don't have plenty of food in their house to keep from starving for a week at a minimum...
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    1-27-22, 11:34pm
    When I lived in NYC I served on two juries. Reached verdicts in both cases. Not terribly exciting cases but in both cases I think we made the right...
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    1-27-22, 10:52pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Hiking in Hobbies & Creativity
    It may not be that dramatic but it still looks quite nice. Not all of my hikes have dramatic vistas either. One of my favorites is next to the...
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    1-27-22, 10:40pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Conavirus...... in Health & Health Care
    Apparently Sarah Palin wants to be remembered as fondly as Mary Mallon. I just don't understand how people become such remarkable assholes that they...
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    1-27-22, 10:04pm
    jp1 replied to a thread What's for dinner? in Food & Recipes
    Just by themselves? I love those so I understand, but personally I'd probably try to find some sort of vehicle to have them with, maybe just a...
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    1-27-22, 9:57pm
    jp1 started a thread Solar pizza in Food & Recipes
    Every couple of weeks we get an envelope full of coupons for local businesses in the mail. I always go through it to see if there are any for...
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    1-27-22, 12:49am
    jp1 replied to a thread Hiking in Hobbies & Creativity
    A couple of pics from last Sunday's hike. The trailhead is next to a cow pasture but just ten minutes in are the "big trees" that the trail is named...
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    1-27-22, 12:44am
    jp1 replied to a thread The virtues of winter in Open Forum
    I would love to be part of the "soup on cold days" crowd. Like most people I love a good hot soup on a cold day. But I don't eat beef. And SO...
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    1-27-22, 12:34am
    It's entirely possible that the spender of the 'i hate biden' money doesn't actually hate biden but was just some random person who received the...
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    1-26-22, 1:53am
    jp1 replied to a thread The virtues of winter in Open Forum
    I do like the quiet of having the windows closed. And not having to deal with the lawn every week or two. I don’t know that there is any other thing...
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    1-25-22, 11:41pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Whiney Whine in Simple Public Policy
    I suppose that makes sense. Kind of like how California didn’t have a mask requirement for a while and then omicron happened. I assume that once our...
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    1-25-22, 3:19pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Abacus in Hobbies & Creativity
    My high school chemistry teacher allowed calculators but also insisted that we learn how to use slide rules because ‘sometimes batteries die, etc’....
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    1-24-22, 10:25pm
    jp1 replied to a thread What's for dinner? in Food & Recipes
    Continuing with my efforts to reduce our carbs for SO's sake I bought some almond flour today. (didn't even know that was a thing until I googled...
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    1-24-22, 10:20pm
    Some apps will drain your battery because they can be set to run in the background, like email constantly checking for new mail, etc. Changing the...
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    1-23-22, 9:56pm
    There is currently a heated discussion going on in the comments on - dailykos diary going on about if guilliani gets convicted would it be fair to...
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    1-23-22, 9:49pm
    That was going to be my next question. I admit it was a leading question. The answer to the question of what we can buy ourselves out of something...
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    1-23-22, 4:40pm
    How about jury duty. If someone doesn’t want to do it should they be able to hire a replacement?
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    1-23-22, 3:17pm
    How about this scenario. Person lives in a ‘must vote in person’ state, in an urban area with a large minority population so the lines at the polls...
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    1-23-22, 10:15am
    I suppose coddling them like the pathetic babies that they are might have been more effective. But they work for the damn health department. Honestly...
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    1-23-22, 9:46am
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2022/01/19/florida-raul-pino-vaccinated-leave-desantis/ Actually they don’t seem to like encouragement...
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    1-23-22, 8:59am
    I can only imagine the howls about tyranny by republicans if the government started encouraging weight loss. Even deaf people would be able to hear...
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    1-22-22, 10:34pm
    I just picked up "Mine: How the Hidden Rules of Ownership Control Our Lives" at the library. I've only read the first chapter so far but it's been...
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    1-22-22, 9:33pm
    SO’s family has convinced me that there’s more to weight than just eating and exercise. They are all basically couch potatoes with not particularly...
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    1-22-22, 12:27am
    jp1 replied to a thread What's for dinner? in Food & Recipes
    The edamame pasta was actually pretty good. Dryer than real pasta but good texture and taste. Tomorrow we’ll make theleftover with red sauce.
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    1-21-22, 10:47pm
    jp1 replied to a thread What's for dinner? in Food & Recipes
    Shrimp scampi made with edimame fake pasta. (SO was recently diagnosed pre diabetic so we’re exploring low carb alternatives for pasta.)
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    1-21-22, 6:32pm
    If it were my DSIS I’d skip the shopping part but tell her to come over after or meet me somewhere after and we could have wine while she shows me...
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    1-21-22, 3:45pm
    When we lived in the city we had a Safeway across the street. I tended to go 3-4 times a week and a mental list was sufficient. Now that I have to...
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    1-21-22, 3:34pm
    I switched from cloth to kn95s in mid December. SO has been wearing kn95s all along since he works in an office and regularly has meetings with lots...
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    1-20-22, 11:44pm
    Off the top of my head guilt is ‘I did this and harmed someone else and wish I hadn’t’. Regret is ‘I did this and harmed myself’. Ldahl and Rosa...
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    1-20-22, 11:16pm
    jp1 started a thread Wacky housing market in Housing
    So, in the same day we got a postcard from some rando offering to buy our house, and a letter from our mortgage holder offering a refi that we could...
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    1-20-22, 9:58pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Conavirus...... in Health & Health Care
    I wish the WaPo had quoted the relevant section of the Ohio law that gave them concern. I don't care enough to read through 22 pages of the law to...
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    1-20-22, 4:26pm
    A couple weeks of lows near 30 and highs only in the low 40’s. Normal is about ten degrees warmer at night and 15 degrees warmer for the high. We...
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    1-20-22, 9:18am
    The idea of going shopping without a set list of items that one plans to buy boggles my mind.
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    1-19-22, 11:48pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Conavirus...... in Health & Health Care
    I keep telling you you just need to move to a red state and you'd be in utopia. I recently read that the recent changes to Ohio's public health laws...
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    1-19-22, 11:06pm
    Our utilities haven’t gone up in price (they’ve always been high) but we had a long cold spell. Our last bill was $100 for 400ish kw/hours of...
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    1-19-22, 1:45pm
    I would think another reason to delay benefits if one is still working would be the fact that the benefit amount t is calculated on your highest 35...
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    1-19-22, 8:22am
    I’ve never sold anything on eBay and it’s been years (decades?) since I bought anything there. But I used the googles and found this blog. Not sure...
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    1-18-22, 11:30pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Conavirus...... in Health & Health Care
    Texting with my sister about this she had a couple of friends who live in the same apartment building. The one who signed up first put the address...
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    1-18-22, 11:10pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Secession in Simple Public Policy
    If one looks at all the government programs that truly help urban people it becomes easy to see why urban people generally don't buy into ronald...
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    1-18-22, 10:55pm
    I learned how to remove an old over the range microwave and install a new one. Thank you youtube! We haven't actually done it yet, but looking at...
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    1-18-22, 10:52pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Conavirus...... in Health & Health Care
    My friend just tried the suggested workaround and it worked for her.
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    1-18-22, 10:48pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Secession in Simple Public Policy
    It could also be that urban people are more likely to see the benefit of government because they are likely to see it in action where rural people...
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    1-18-22, 10:37pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Conavirus...... in Health & Health Care
    Or for people like a friend of mine with limited means who is living in a hotel that caters to longer term rentals. She tried to sign up but got...
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    1-18-22, 10:14pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Secession in Simple Public Policy
    The problem with the idea of secession is that our major political differences that rise to the level of calls for secession are not statewide...
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    1-18-22, 10:10pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Conavirus...... in Health & Health Care
    Free government covid tests are apparently now available for sign up. Advice from a friend for those living in apartment buildings put your...
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    1-18-22, 9:44pm
    The verified cases of voter fraud, countrywide, in the 2020 election were a couple hundred. If there were more one would think that republicans...
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    1-18-22, 6:12pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Hiking in Hobbies & Creativity
    This is Phoenix reservoir, one of our drinking water storage reservoirs. The pic is from a hike last summer before all the rains. Went back there...
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    1-18-22, 6:09pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Hiking in Hobbies & Creativity
    That sounds fun. I like hearing about things like this. The other day I read a diary on dailykos about some sort of geolocation game where you get...
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    1-18-22, 6:07pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Hiking in Hobbies & Creativity
    I think he says he just speeds the videos up to 6x normal speed with editing software. Which sounds right. It took me a little over an hour each...
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    1-18-22, 4:36pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Something to think about.. in Open Forum
    I recall reading somewhere that prior to the collapse of the stock market in 1929 the norm was for stocks to pay a higher dividend rate than bonds. ...
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    1-17-22, 11:45pm
    The only question is whether the Republican ‘protections’ are actually protecting elections or protecting Republican efforts to subvert them. Given...
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    1-17-22, 10:01pm
    jp1 started a thread Hiking in Hobbies & Creativity
    I'm posting this here because it's not about the health benefits that I strive for with my hiking, but is just about how much I enjoy the beauty of...
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    1-17-22, 8:15pm
    If this house was cheap, even by San Francisco standards, it would make sense. Even $600 or $700k wouldn’t be out of line. It’s got decent sized...
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    1-17-22, 6:42pm
    My mind is very set to the idea of people attempting to throw an election. It seems we learn more every day about how the republicans attempted to do...
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    1-17-22, 3:53pm
    But without being able to prove citizenship as multiple people what benefit would this have in trying to fraudulently vote. Everyone over 18 who is...
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    1-17-22, 1:38pm
    If this purchaser's budget is strained from the purchase then they made a bad decision because there are much better houses available, even in san...
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    1-17-22, 1:29pm
    If this purchaser's budget is strained from the purchase then they made a bad decision because there are much better houses available, even in san...
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    1-17-22, 7:38am
    You forgot to add a snark tag. While rational people will realize that you were being absurd that kind of ridiculousness is part of the Republican...
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    1-17-22, 7:30am
    Nobody spending $2m on a house is going to live in it if it looks like this does. And no one would live in it like that has anywhere near the money...
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