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    10-20-17, 9:06pm
    To answer your other question I would probably be ok with a mandate that any buildings in fire prone exurban areas be rebuilt with brick or other...
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    10-20-17, 2:32pm
    While FEMA will undoubtedly have some role in dealing with the aftermath of the fires most of the heavy lifting of the rebuilding cost will be born...
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    10-18-17, 12:40am
    And probably would've said that people freaking out about "blood and soil" were just over-reacting?
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    10-17-17, 9:13pm
    So I guess the answer to the original thread question, yes, Austria is going full trump. Delightful.
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    10-17-17, 3:13pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Mouse Holocaust in Open Forum
    We dont have mice in our current place, at least as dar as i know. But when i lived in NYC they were inevitable. My cat Harry earned his keep two or...
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    10-13-17, 1:39pm
    You're probably correct. Jails cost money and since the police force in ferguson exists not to reduce crime, but instead is there to bring in...
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    10-12-17, 9:58pm
    And what is it about the denver airport that makes them the biggest employer in colorado but no other airport makes the list?
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    10-12-17, 7:03pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Minimalist Music Favorites in Reviews
    Can't get much more minimal than that, although I question whether this piece fully exploits the extensive musical abilities of the theremin.
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    10-11-17, 10:49pm
    Advertisers always need to be aware of cultural environment where they are advertising. I recall years ago reading about mega-blunders when American...
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    10-11-17, 9:43pm
    I'm grateful that all my friends and acquaintances in napa and sonoma counties (at least as far as I know) are safe. These past few days have been...
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    10-11-17, 8:48pm
    jp1 replied to a thread We got approved! in Simple Public Policy
    Congratulations!
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    10-11-17, 8:43pm
    Somehow youtube served up to me a bunch of videos of a guy who likes to go to drag strips with his Tesla. It was quite amusing watching his silent...
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    10-10-17, 10:21pm
    Like many of our forum members I came across YMOYL a long time ago. At the time I went through all the steps, but the one that had the most meaning...
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    10-10-17, 11:08am
    jp1 replied to a thread Happy Columbus Day in Holidays
    I don't particularly have strong feelings one way or the other about columbus day. After all the reality is that if we didn't have columbus day we'd...
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    10-9-17, 9:50pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Where do you want to live? in Open Forum
    That does seem to be true, at least here. From what I've heard from multiple sources "vacation" homes in the areas surrounding the bay area are...
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    10-9-17, 9:04pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Where do you want to live? in Open Forum
    Having multiple homes really seems like the opposite of simple living. At least for my definition of living simply.
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    10-9-17, 10:55am
    jp1 replied to a thread Las Vegas in Simple Public Policy
    All I could say in response to them would be "good luck with that."
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    10-9-17, 10:49am
    jp1 replied to a thread Where do you want to live? in Open Forum
    No, quite a bit west of there. Not nearly as hot and more hills and trees. Although I woke up to this news. :-( So far everyone I know up there is...
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    10-8-17, 11:09pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Where do you want to live? in Open Forum
    I can certainly agree with your comment. Twenty years ago i had a coworker who was probably 50 (my age now) who moved from suburban boston to...
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    10-8-17, 1:28pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Where do you want to live? in Open Forum
    You have no idea how true this statement is. When I lived in NYC I could keep track of when things happened because of the seasons. Now that we're...
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    10-7-17, 3:51pm
    People who live in flood zones should be mandated to buy NFIP flood insurance or be inelligible for any bailouts afterwards. Homes that have had...
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    10-6-17, 10:58am
    jp1 replied to a thread Credit reports in Personal Finance
    Maybe the bump in spending and the requested increase in limit caused them to think you're on the road to financial ruin... :~)
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    10-6-17, 10:57am
    jp1 replied to a thread Credit reports in Personal Finance
    I've also heard that the score goes up if you actually carry credit card balances. But I haven't carried a balance in over a decade and at most have...
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    10-6-17, 12:41am
    jp1 replied to a thread Credit reports in Personal Finance
    Sorry to hear that you're having so many issues. I'd also suggest filing a complaint with the CFPB. With our current president I have no idea...
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    10-5-17, 10:12pm
    jp1 started a thread Credit reports in Personal Finance
    So I finally got around to pulling my credit reports since the Equifax breach. It's been about 18 months since I last got them. No big surprises,...
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    10-5-17, 12:27am
    jp1 replied to a thread Las Vegas in Simple Public Policy
    Because back in the day they were all expected to be part of the militia. Recently I've been reading a book, Strange Contagion, about a high...
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    10-4-17, 2:43pm
    jp1 replied to a thread Las Vegas in Simple Public Policy
    Or a least put into scare quotes to make it seem invalid without actually discussing whether the approach is valid or not.
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    10-4-17, 11:26am
    jp1 replied to a thread Las Vegas in Simple Public Policy
    Yes, lets do that. http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-ol-patt-morrison-asks-john-donohue-guns-20170802-htmlstory.html
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    10-4-17, 11:04am
    jp1 replied to a thread Las Vegas in Simple Public Policy
    Perhaps we could start by actually researching the problem. Gaining knowledge is usually a pretty good place to start before making any changes. ...
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    10-2-17, 11:02am
    Yes. At least on a level appropriate for a 4 year old. They will likely think it's a guy dressed up in a costume. And if they don't figure it out...
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