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    9-25-20, 11:07am
    jp1 replied to a thread HVAC contractors in Housing
    Lots of good advice here. Thanks. My sister, who is a lot like Steve in terms of thoroughness and thoughtfulness, also offered advice. She...
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    9-24-20, 10:27pm
    jp1 replied to a thread RBG dead at 87 in Simple Public Policy
    Trump is such a traitor. The idea that a president, with no evidence, would be whipping up his deplorable supporters to reject the potential election...
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    9-23-20, 5:35pm
    jp1 started a thread HVAC contractors in Housing
    Now that we're first time home buyers the fun begins. Our new place, shockingly, does not have A/C. Unlike in western San Francisco where you can...
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    9-23-20, 12:19am
    jp1 replied to a thread RBG dead at 87 in Simple Public Policy
    In my experience conservatives are big on putting labels on others but progressives or liberals or whatever they want to be called are big on only...
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    9-22-20, 4:47pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Conavirus...... in Health & Health Care
    Yeah, numbers there are trending in the wrong direction. My company just reopened the London office at 25% capacity two weeks ago. Today an email...
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    9-22-20, 4:10pm
    jp1 replied to a thread RBG dead at 87 in Simple Public Policy
    There's nothing more "constitutional" about choosing to interpret the constitution as giving the government only the bare minimal powers that the...
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    9-22-20, 3:37pm
    jp1 replied to a thread RBG dead at 87 in Simple Public Policy
    While I agree with you regarding that interpretation for the ACA in that particular case, not to mention how absurdly broad the commerce clause has...
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    9-22-20, 7:08am
    jp1 replied to a thread RBG dead at 87 in Simple Public Policy
    I got the impression that she was trying to point out that conservatives don’t have a stranglehold on the ‘correct’ interpretation of the...
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    9-21-20, 10:21pm
    jp1 replied to a thread RBG dead at 87 in Simple Public Policy
    Thinking more long game I wonder if the republicans of the politician class have really thought this out. If they ram this appointment up the...
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    9-21-20, 10:15pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Ridiculous real estate in Housing
    As someone who just moved yesterday I have just one thing to say. "DON'T DO IT" I love our new place and am glad we're here but "DON'T DO IT".
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    9-21-20, 10:13pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Conavirus...... in Health & Health Care
    I thought people were spending quarantine baking bread. At least until they got interested in dismantling systemic racism. Why the need for...
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    9-21-20, 10:07pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Smoked out in Environmental Issues
    Like everyone else I'm so glad our air is back to normal. With moving, and dealing with painting at the new place, I can't even imagine how much...
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    9-21-20, 3:26pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Conavirus...... in Health & Health Care
    My sister and her wife are coming to visit us for thanksgiving so they can see the new house. With the exception of this week (painters and movers...
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    9-20-20, 3:03pm
    jp1 replied to a thread RBG dead at 87 in Simple Public Policy
    All the bothesiderists apparently don’t see a difference between someone being selected for a Supreme Court sweat 9 months before the election versus...
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    9-20-20, 2:48pm
    I’d put it in the consumerism and media section with ‘spoiler alert’ in the title and then in the first post state that people shouldn’t read further...
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    9-20-20, 1:51pm
    jp1 replied to a thread RBG dead at 87 in Simple Public Policy
    The other thing that is apparent is that republicans are very concerned that they are going to lose in 6 weeks. If they had confidence that trump was...
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    9-20-20, 1:49pm
    jp1 replied to a thread RBG dead at 87 in Simple Public Policy
    I expect the confirmation vote will note be until after the election. And if trump and perhaps a few republican senators lose it will undoubtedly not...
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    9-20-20, 6:57am
    jp1 replied to a thread RBG dead at 87 in Simple Public Policy
    He’s not trying to ‘get over’ a label. He’s trying to salvage his future reputation. If trump succeeds in appointing an activist judge that will no...
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    9-20-20, 6:10am
    Geila, I find it interesting that you mention that when you disagree with someone that you can tend to pull away from them because of that...
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    9-19-20, 11:28pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Conavirus...... in Health & Health Care
    I wear a mask because I believe in a layered approach to not dying. There are various things we can do to reduce risk. Masks are one of those things....
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    9-19-20, 6:13pm
    Considering how involved he is in his neighborhood it’s not surprising to me that rob is often providing fairly detailed info about the goings on...
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    9-19-20, 11:48am
    jp1 replied to a thread Ridiculous real estate in Housing
    That's the way we looked at it when we decided it was time to buy. Our monthly cost is going down. Since we will always have to spend money to live...
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    9-19-20, 11:12am
    jp1 replied to a thread RBG dead at 87 in Simple Public Policy
    I think my timeline above was wrong. Mitch may be a traitorous asshole but he's not an idiot. The senate won't do anything before the election, but...
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    9-19-20, 10:44am
    jp1 replied to a thread RBG dead at 87 in Simple Public Policy
    I’d love to hear where she was an activist rather than following the constitution.
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    9-19-20, 8:07am
    jp1 replied to a thread RBG dead at 87 in Simple Public Policy
    I think conservative commentator Charlie Sykes got it about right in his tweet: Political fallout from quick nomination: 1. Firm up...
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    9-19-20, 7:38am
    jp1 replied to a thread RBG dead at 87 in Simple Public Policy
    It seems to me that we should play by the rules that were set in 2016. For the republicans to do otherwise would be pure hypocrisy. I realize, of...
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    9-18-20, 12:42am
    I can't imagine that we will ever refinance. Even at 2.99 our total interest for 30 years was only going to be 45% of the loan cost if we just paid...
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    9-18-20, 12:36am
    jp1 replied to a thread Conavirus...... in Health & Health Care
    So you don't think george floyd and breonia taylor's deaths were appaling??? If that's the case we have a drastic difference of opinion here.
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    9-17-20, 10:04pm
    Unfortunately airport layoffs seem inevitable. Honestly I'm surprised they haven't already happened the way they have with employers like hotels. ...
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    9-17-20, 9:21pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Ridiculous real estate in Housing
    Although it feels like double the price the reality is that interest rates have dropped significantly in 10 years. In January 2010 they were 5.03...
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    9-17-20, 6:51pm
    FORE!
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    9-17-20, 3:09pm
    Thank you all for the kind words. We already had our first visitor. A dear friend who lives 10 minutes away brought over a bottle of champagne and we...
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    9-17-20, 3:01pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Smoke alarm placement question in Housing
    I looked up the code here and it's one alarm in the hall on each floor and one in each bedroom. Houses newer than 1992 have to be wired. Older ones...
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    9-17-20, 6:44am
    Dang! Three???
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    9-17-20, 12:58am
    jp1 replied to a thread Smoke alarm placement question in Housing
    A "dinner's done" alarm?
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    9-17-20, 12:57am
    jp1 replied to a thread Smoke alarm placement question in Housing
    Just got back from our new home. None of the smoke detectors are hard wired. we will be killing the one up in the stratosphere. We will also be...
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    9-16-20, 6:26pm
    When we did the final walkthrough of our house yesterday I noticed that there is a smoke alarm all the way at the top of the vaulted ceiling over the...
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    9-16-20, 6:19pm
    As of ten minutes ago we are officially first time homeowners!
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    9-16-20, 11:56am
    Interest rates really ARE insanely low now. We had been quoted 2.99% a month ago, which we thought was fantastic. Yesterday we signed all the...
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    9-15-20, 12:06am
    jp1 replied to a thread Conavirus...... in Health & Health Care
    He’s not ignoring his government’s pandemic recommendations. He’s putting non scientific political hacks in charge or the government organizations...
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    9-14-20, 10:04pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Senior Finances in Personal Finance
    What about automating the tracking with something like Mint. Once you get all the account information entered then everytime you log in it...
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    9-14-20, 4:35pm
    Thanks. I will have to look into that. Once we move it won't be practical to drive 25 miles into the city just to spend an hour at the hotel gym. ...
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    9-13-20, 7:52pm
    Do you know which one it is?
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    9-13-20, 6:28pm
    Before covid I was getting out hiking at least once, and often twice, a week and was in reasonably good shape. Then covid happened and I pretty much...
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    9-12-20, 6:18am
    jp1 replied to a thread Conavirus...... in Health & Health Care
    Knowing that a not insignificant amount of Americans have a tendency towards selfishness and non-empathy what should Fauci have done? I agree that...
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    9-12-20, 12:51am
    jp1 replied to a thread Conavirus...... in Health & Health Care
    This is the new infections map as of 8/31. I wonder what that big red blob in western south dakota is...
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    9-11-20, 11:08pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Conavirus...... in Health & Health Care
    There doesn’t seem to be any definitive pattern that I can see except maybe plane travel. Three traveled by plane in February and March. One lives in...
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    9-11-20, 9:32pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Conavirus...... in Health & Health Care
    For him to be discussing the idea that it was transmitted airborne at that time likely means that people like Fauci had informed him that that was...
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    9-11-20, 9:30pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Conavirus...... in Health & Health Care
    The question is, is it acceptable for them to refuse a mask, get infected, and then go infect others? Personally I'd say no, but I suppose other...
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    9-11-20, 6:56am
    jp1 replied to a thread Conavirus...... in Health & Health Care
    And only five teachers have died so far. Including one who was 28. That probably seems really old to her students so we can lump her death in with...
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    9-10-20, 10:44pm
    Thank you to everyone for your kind words. It's especially sad that we're in the process of moving so I'm doing stuff like running the food bowls...
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    9-10-20, 10:36pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Conavirus...... in Health & Health Care
    And I just thought "well, I guess they do it a bit different in Missouri." Thanks rosa for the clarification!
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    9-10-20, 9:47pm
    It is. But I'm not surprised. Over the years dado has posted many wise things here.
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    9-10-20, 9:43pm
    Today was just a regular fire smoky day here with yellow/gray skies and a barely visible sun, not like the freakshow yesterday. But the air quality...
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    9-10-20, 9:40pm
    Holy crap. Ours is up to 235 right now and I thought that was bad. I can't imagine 500. We've been lucky though that at least it cooled down. ...
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    9-9-20, 10:43pm
    And today we had to put down Chris's brother Everett. We'd been to the vet just last week and learned that he had high blood pressure and his...
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    9-9-20, 10:13pm
    jp1 replied to a thread To paint or not to paint?? in Housing
    For the record, although I am most definitely a gay man, you do not want me picking paint colors. And I do not want to pick them for you. I'll let...
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    9-9-20, 10:03pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Wow, the Dow in Personal Finance
    At this rate you should have all your money duly sorted by about the time you die... :~)
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    9-9-20, 9:59pm
    jp1 replied to a thread To paint or not to paint?? in Housing
    Oddly this reminds me of a conversation I had with my mother about 25 years ago. They had recently moved into a condo and dad almost immediately got...
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    9-9-20, 9:52pm
    Now that I've had time to get used to it I'm not quite so freaked out. The science about how some wavelengths of light could get through the smoke...
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