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    11-19-19, 1:28am
    jp1 replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    Feel free to disagree with any of the statements i made about him and explain my inaccuracies. Iím always eager to get a better understanding of...
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    11-18-19, 10:50pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    You need to find better crowds to run with.
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    11-18-19, 10:49pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    That benchmark exists because he is by far the most corrupt and incompetent president to live in the White House for at least as long as anyone alive...
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    11-18-19, 2:36pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    Since it'll probably be a short list can you name the politicians that don't annoy you?
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    11-18-19, 2:36pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    You probably also didn't know that pretty much the only people who didn't want him fired were corrupt people in Ukraine who were worried that if he...
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    11-18-19, 9:03am
    jp1 replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    Frugal, keep in mind that youíre asking that of someone who thinks jimmy carter is just as awful of a human being as trump.
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    11-17-19, 12:38pm
    There are only two types of republicans. Those that are attacking trump and those that are defending trump. I suppose there are also those that are...
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    11-17-19, 12:16pm
    Peter Wehner. Admittedly I had not heard of this guy until 5 minutes ago when this article popped up on my facebook feed, but he's a lifelong...
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    11-17-19, 9:47am
    jp1 replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    With the exception that the guy he wanted fired was corrupt and not a problem for Burisma and his replacement, whoever it would end up being, would...
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    11-17-19, 1:52am
    jp1 replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    So you think that trump extorting an ally for personal political gain is acceptable. Got it. Because given what he did your attempts to justify his...
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    11-16-19, 8:00pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    Feel free to clarify or not but right now your reasons for wanting to out the whistleblower arenít particularly clear. Although iím starting to think...
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    11-16-19, 7:07pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    So in other words you're just upset that trump got caught? Because otherwise I still don't understand why it matters that we learn who the...
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    11-16-19, 5:27pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Shingles in Health & Health Care
    For people under 70 the shingrix vaccine is supposedly 97% effective. 91% for people older than that, according to the CDC.
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    11-16-19, 5:16pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    So are you saying that if the whistleblower was some sort of democratic plant, and that's a big if considering that everything he alleged has now...
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    11-16-19, 1:41pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    But on the off chance that the rest of your post was serious, if you don't see a difference between doing something positive to court voters and...
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    11-16-19, 1:39pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    LOLOL. You had me believing you were serious until this sentence. Thanks for the best belly laugh I've had in days.
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    11-16-19, 1:14pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    Which is what makes his statement all the more shocking. I get it that the forever trumpers of the world will keep moving the goalposts of what is...
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    11-16-19, 1:09pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    On some other thread a while back I had commented that after we get that s***stain out of the oval office democrats will need to codify into law many...
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    11-16-19, 12:48pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    So a president using the power of his office for direct personal gain is ok?
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    11-16-19, 9:34am
    jp1 replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    Do you actually believe that trumpís actions regarding ukraine were motivated for different reasons than what everyone, including mick mulvaney, has...
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    11-15-19, 11:45pm
    Thank you for all your kind words. Iím heartbroken but also glad that heís no longer suffering. And glad that we have a wonderful vet who made this...
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    11-15-19, 6:47pm
    Went to the vet this morning. She agreed that it is definitely time. She's coming by after the clinic closes to take care of it. They don't know...
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    11-15-19, 2:30pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    If you canít see the difference between why obama suspended that aid and why trump suspended the ukraine aid then future conversation on this topic...
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    11-15-19, 12:40pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    Absolutely. Just imagine what an actual intelligent president would be able to do to influence his or her reelection chances.
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    11-15-19, 12:38pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    Indeed. Lets get Mulvaney and Pompeo and Gates to testify. Obviously that isn't going to happen if trump can at all help it because it would lay...
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    11-15-19, 12:10pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    I guess my snarky answer was more on the money then.
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    11-14-19, 10:21pm
    Definitely. When my sister and her wife decided to buy an RV they crunched the numbers and realized that it was definitely not cheaper. But they...
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    11-14-19, 10:10pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Impeachment? in Simple Public Policy
    The charitable answer would probably be that impeachment is a really serious thing so I can imagine why someone might think staffers would benefit...
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    11-14-19, 10:03pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Boy, that Dow in Personal Finance
    You definitely can do that. (By law). However, you need to do so into a rollover IRA but brokerages are happy to set up a separate rollover account...
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    11-13-19, 10:33pm
    The brightest star of all! Personally I love looking up and seeing the big dipper. As a total novice star gazer it's the one thing I can reliably...
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    11-13-19, 10:14pm
    jp1 replied to a thread What are you reading 2019? in Reviews
    Just finishing up Timekeepers by Simon Garfield. It was a random library find but I was sold after I read the table of contents and saw that one of...
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    11-13-19, 10:08pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Dog shelter in Making a Difference
    What an adorable puppy! How does Harlan feel about you stepping out on him with other dogs like this?
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    11-13-19, 8:19pm
    I womder if you can bank all those days of keeping the doctor away... 😄
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    11-12-19, 4:22am
    Bullock has even less of a chance than the Woo Woo lady. Iíd consider myself pretty well informed about the current crop of candidates but i had to...
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    11-10-19, 1:21am
    Ugggh. THe steroids he's doing now have made him eat more. Lots more. He'd dropped 2 pounds, but has since regained most of that, presumably...
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    11-9-19, 10:44pm
    As I mentioned on a different thread my cat likely has cancer in his nose/sinuses and is not likely to live for too much longer. He's an old guy, 15...
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    11-9-19, 10:27pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Boy, that Dow in Personal Finance
    Sadly that option is definitely gone and not likely to ever come back. I recall reading somewhere that before the great depression hit the...
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    11-9-19, 1:12pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Vision Improving? in Health & Health Care
    My last eye doc appointment he said my vision had improved one notch in both eyes and reading had gotten one notch worse. So he just lessened the...
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    11-8-19, 5:25pm
    Indeed. I had a coworker years ago that wore readers. One day he left them in his car at the train station in NJ. When he got to NYC he stopped at...
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    11-7-19, 10:42pm
    Someone needs to quote nancy reagan to him.
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    11-7-19, 10:35pm
    If palm springs was tornado prone I wouldn't either. But since the most likely "bad scenario" here is earthquakes a manufactured home actually seems...
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    11-7-19, 10:31pm
    This reminds me of what my eye doctor in NJ told me 15 years ago. "as my father always said (he was an eye doc also, but had passed away by the time...
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    11-7-19, 10:21pm
    My parents were both quite frugal. Many of the activities noted above happened in my childhood home. Mom would buy 4 chunks of flannel each fall...
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    11-7-19, 9:59pm
    I also use keepass. My sister, who retired from a career in programming, focused on security, recommended it. It's shocking how many passwords I...
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    11-7-19, 12:54am
    jp1 replied to a thread Boy, that Dow in Personal Finance
    Every 401k I've ever had included statements sent to me every month...
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    11-6-19, 8:37pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Boy, that Dow in Personal Finance
    Geez. Iím at the other end of the spectrum. I was super excited when i got old enough to be able to do the Ďcatch upí contributions to my 401k. And...
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    11-5-19, 11:17pm
    One of the things I liked about the debit card mentioned in the article is that the parents could contribute more to it as interest on the savings...
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    11-5-19, 10:05pm
    SO had an air mattress when i first met him. (He had moved cities every few years and had wanted to travel fairly light. ). My problem with it was...
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    11-5-19, 8:27pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Boy, that Dow in Personal Finance
    I hadnt bothered looking at my etrade account in a few months but was inspired by this thread to do so. While it is up about 17% for the year it...
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    11-4-19, 11:39pm
    Randomly came across this article. It suggests that it might be a good idea to give your kids an allowance using a debit card. The thought process...
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    11-4-19, 10:50pm
    I tend to agree with you. When I read about all the limitations of what things like SNAP benefits can be spent on, etc, I just think to myself,...
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    11-4-19, 10:34pm
    jp1 replied to a thread California fires in Environmental Issues
    Apparently the fires have been mostly contained. We're having odd weather though. Still no sign of rain in the forecast even though we're into...
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    11-4-19, 10:29pm
    I also seem to recall reading somewhere that almost all white cats with blue eyes are female and deaf. I wonder how much having a deaf cat affects...
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    11-4-19, 12:57pm
    Actually that's not 100%. Their mom looked just like them. We could've adopted her too but at 1 year old they were still trying to nurse. She...
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    11-4-19, 12:12am
    I know this is an old thread and I'm probably just in a sad mood because my cat is dying but the day we brought him and his brother home still rank...
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    11-3-19, 11:54pm
    Back when we lived in Jersey City we lived in a 2 family house with another couple upstairs who had an adult child. Our block had families with lots...
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    11-3-19, 11:47pm
    I also agree with IL. That just sounds like a huge amount of work. I'd probably buy a nice fee simple home in palm springs for myself and SO and...
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    11-3-19, 10:39pm
    Reminds me of something I've often been told in work situations. Under promise and over deliver. Or phrased differently, it's important to manage...
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    11-3-19, 5:13pm
    Itís also bad form for a president to try and extort political favors from an ally country, but yet, here we are.
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    11-3-19, 5:01pm
    One could also assume that after a lifetime of honorable public service heís proud to wear the uniform, especially when doing something as important...
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