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    2-23-20, 11:03pm
    Itíll be interesting to see what the conservatives here offer up as a solution to people dying because they canít afford easily available medicines...
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    2-23-20, 9:50pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Microwaves in Food & Recipes
    My 20 year old battery clock has, on two or three occasions over the past couple of years, gotten about 5 mutes behind. Iíve reset it and then itís...
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    2-23-20, 8:09pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Microwaves in Food & Recipes
    I find it fascinating that the stove and microwave clocks do such a bad job of keeping time. The 20 year old battery powered analog clock hanging on...
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    2-23-20, 5:02pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Microwaves in Food & Recipes
    So, I got the kill-a-watt and stepladder out. It uses 3 watts at rest. That comes to just under 2.2 kw/hours per month. Not zero, but not enough...
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    2-23-20, 12:43pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Microwaves in Food & Recipes
    I've never plugged the microwave into the kill-a-watt. Do they really use that much phantom energy?
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    2-22-20, 1:47pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Microwaves in Food & Recipes
    I use our microwave multiple times per day. During the week in the morning ( i don't drink coffee on weekends, I take a nap instead) I make two cups...
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    2-22-20, 7:24am
    The issue for the union, though, is not that they gave up one raise one time. Itís that they have given up something(s) every three or four years at...
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    2-21-20, 12:31pm
    I agree with you. However, it's quite likely that the union, when negotiating for their excellent healthplan, gave up other benefits or higher wages...
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    2-20-20, 11:33pm
    I can't speak for anyone but myself but I have never found more money to make me more happy. Like plenty of people my income has increased over...
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    2-20-20, 11:11pm
    If I were to make a guess how things would play out if Medicare for all becomes a reality (not that I expect that to happen in my lifetime (and I'm...
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    2-20-20, 1:41am
    I didn't watch, but probably will tomorrow since SO tivo'd it while he's off at his bowling league tonight. But, geez, this blow by blow recap... ...
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    2-20-20, 12:27am
    It has been, but it's also been interesting. I'm down to 23 hours of required class-time, and 12 of that have to be the "ethics" chapter, so...
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    2-18-20, 9:39pm
    So Iíve been using a timer today. Not in the way Catherine suggested, but because Iím doing an online class for my insurance broker license and I...
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    2-16-20, 11:03pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Nature in Simple Spirituality & Religion
    Most of my hiking doesn't include redwoods, but there are plenty of pretty things out there that aren't redwoods. Tomorrow I'm going back to do a...
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    2-15-20, 11:28pm
    Iím not a regular participant on the spirituality threads because Iím not especially spiritual. But reading the nature thread from November got me...
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    2-14-20, 11:58pm
    This week my boss was in town so we had a bunch of appointments and it was all good. He went home this morning so I was focused on getting back on...
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    2-14-20, 2:40pm
    Steve, what if you didnít log out of find my iPhone before doing the reset. SO reset his old iPhone without doing so and now when trying to set it...
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    2-13-20, 12:49pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    Indeed. The republican ability to push it far to the right seems to be over.
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    2-13-20, 2:09am
    I think steve has it right. Currently humans drive cars and when they crash they (or their insurance) pays for the damage caused to other people or...
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    2-12-20, 10:30pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    I remember reading years ago that when the Nixon/Kennedy debate happened at the relative dawn of the tv age people who had listened to it on the...
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    2-12-20, 10:23pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Cute towns in Housing
    That house is so deceptive! From the front it looks petite, but then you see that there's actually a whole back half that isn't immediately visible...
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    2-12-20, 10:18pm
    Personally I cannot answer the OP's question because up to this point I have not let go of the one craft thing I've ever really adopted in my life,...
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    2-12-20, 1:47am
    jp1 replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    So now trump defense attorney barr is pissing off prosecutors enough that they are resigning over dirtbag Stone. I suppose republicans will be...
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    2-11-20, 10:26pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    How could anyone with a. Nixon tattoo possibly do anything wrong? 😜
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    2-10-20, 6:46pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    Not yet anyway. But supposedly Barr has set up a batphone or something for guiliani to fast-track conspiracy theories to the justice department.
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    2-10-20, 1:49pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    And everyone that testified against trump or is related to someone who testified against trump. The biggest winner, at least for now, is trump. ...
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    2-10-20, 11:29am
    jp1 replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    Every other of the 14 impeachments in our history has had witnesses. But hey, at least susan is confident that trump has learned a lesson. ...
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    2-9-20, 10:56pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    Or, since the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court was running the trial it could have been settled this time around if the republicans had actually...
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    2-9-20, 10:30pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    And the republicans didnít also cross a border this time around? If using the power of the presidencyís foreign policy prerogative to try and...
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    2-9-20, 6:43pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    I suppose one could make the argument that a president illegally using the power of his office to cheat in his re-election is not impeachable. Making...
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    2-9-20, 5:13pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    Good job regurgitating the silly fox talking point.
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    2-9-20, 4:00pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    About things that the house had impeached him for? I donít remember that part of his presidency.
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    2-9-20, 11:11am
    These days SO does the folding since he wants his shirts folded like in a store. Back when I was single I got around the sock matching thing by...
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    2-8-20, 8:55pm
    razz, I've found that different music works for different times of the day. In the morning when I'm fresh I have a mellow acoustic guitar channel...
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    2-8-20, 7:54pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    Actually the GAO concluded they were.
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    2-8-20, 1:55am
    Not really looking for advice or anything, but had an interesting day today that wasn't exactly what I planned and just thought I'd share. As many...
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    2-6-20, 9:41pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Paper ballots in Simple Public Policy
    As someone who underwrites technology errors & omissions and data breach insurance I agree with this 100%.
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    2-6-20, 4:56pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    At the end of the day the only surprise was that it was a bipartisan group of senators that voted to convict. Romney summed up my thoughts pretty...
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    2-5-20, 10:21pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Paper ballots in Simple Public Policy
    Maybe they outsourced election management to Florida?
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    2-4-20, 7:56am
    jp1 replied to a thread Will he win? in Simple Public Policy
    Iím not blaming Mitch for the disaster in Iowa. Just pointing out the importance of election security and legitimacy, which is something that Mitch...
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    2-4-20, 2:10am
    jp1 replied to a thread Will he win? in Simple Public Policy
    No kidding. And make Mitch McConnellís refusal to consider any legislation Involving securing our elections all the more enraging. But since the...
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    2-4-20, 1:46am
    jp1 replied to a thread Will he win? in Simple Public Policy
    It would be interesting to see what the political tendencies are of the people Ďinvestedí there are. If one reads the comment sections of faux news...
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    2-4-20, 1:26am
    jp1 started a thread Paper ballots in Simple Public Policy
    Iím curious to see how Iowa plays out but itís clear to me that we should be using paper ballots or at least paper voting receipts. The chaos in Iowa...
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    2-3-20, 10:36pm
    jp1 replied to a thread 5G in Consumerism & The Media
    This thread reminds me of one of my parents' former neighbors in their building many years ago*. She was terrified of cellular signals, convinced...
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    2-3-20, 5:45pm
    This is exactly what my dad did when he retired. Finally, after a few months, my mom sat him down and gently told him that she had been doing the...
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    2-2-20, 6:30pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    There are definitely opportunities. Assuming the republicans donít cheat too much.
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    2-1-20, 2:03am
    jp1 replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    So apparently Marco Rubio thinks trump should be removed but admits heís too spineless to actually do it. Perhaps Rubio should be removed and...
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    1-31-20, 10:33pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Brexited! in Simple Public Policy
    It's definitely a major event for the UK. It will be interesting to see how things turn out. My former mega-corp employer was in the process of...
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    1-31-20, 10:24pm
    I was just listening to an interview with Ezra Klein, who recently published "Why We're Polarized". The book sounds like a worthwhile read. The...
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    1-31-20, 8:31pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    Or wait for Bolton to leak the next chapter of his book.
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    1-31-20, 3:25pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    Iím sure sheís wringing her hands as I type this. Guaranteed the only way she votes for witnesses is if sheís one of 3 who do so. If Mitch...
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    1-30-20, 1:27pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    The message was plain and clear. It is the same message that Nixon gave to us a long time ago. If Dersh had intended a different message he would...
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    1-30-20, 12:37pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    According to Alan, Dershowitz mustíve just chosen his words poorly. This is from his testimony. Lawyers are careful with words. If he had intended...
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    1-30-20, 11:31am
    jp1 replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    And now we know The Dersh's grand, mind blowing legal theory. It's that the president can do absolutely anything in pursuit of reelection and should...
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    1-30-20, 12:34am
    jp1 replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    If I were to guess, I'd say that the statistic of 70-75% of American voters wanting witnesses in the impeachment trial shows that 1) voters are...
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    1-29-20, 10:51pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    Or the senate could just call a witness to their "trial" and ask him what happened. But that would involve actually being interested in getting to...
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    1-29-20, 7:56pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    Given the White Houseís history of classifying stuff not for securityís sake but for the purpose of hiding inconvenient information Iím not...
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    1-28-20, 3:48pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    Considering that the book has a release date of mid-March I'd assume that that review is finished. But neither here nor there, reading a book or...
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    1-28-20, 1:33pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    Reading a book is the same as taking a witness deposition? And are the senators going to then be able to read parts of the book in public at the...
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