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  1. Tuition Resets (Reducing the "List Price" of higher education)

    The "List Price" of college tuition is before "discounts" such as scholarships and financial aid.

    Around the USA I note that some non-profit private colleges have been Resetting Tuition....
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    Ordinarily I admire bison from afar. One day I...

    Ordinarily I admire bison from afar. One day I had a flat tire in the Riding Mountain National Park in Canada. There was no alternative but to change to my spare tire. I was well and truly among a...
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    A new book, Marie Kondo's Kurashi at Home, was...

    A new book, Marie Kondo's Kurashi at Home, was reviewed in the NY Times edition of 11/20/2022. The reviewer, Julie Lacky, says Kondo "sounds like a life coach from time to time", such as when...
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    Discretionary items can be reduced or eliminated,...

    Discretionary items can be reduced or eliminated, by consensus.

    The New York Times sent a letter advising of a 20% increase in the subscription price. I discussed with DW: do we believe it will...
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    I use 2 Aerogarden units, each plugged into a...

    I use 2 Aerogarden units, each plugged into a different electric outlet in the basement laundry room. The unit comes as a plastic kit with an immersible pump and LED lights. On one stand the unit...
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    Population 8 billion

    The global population has surpassed 8 billion.

    In October 2011 the population was 7 billion.

    "Oh, the humanity!"

    It seems inevitable that in wealthier countries the price of foods will...
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    My monthly bill (averaged over 12 months) for...

    My monthly bill (averaged over 12 months) for natural gas and electricity increased by 6.9% effective November 2022.

    I reset the thermostat for the radiant electric heat in the tile floor of the...
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    National Bison Day 11/5/22

    Estimated half a million bison in North America.

    "You can't roller skate in a herd"... But why would you want to?
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    Seeing posts about the creativity coming out of...

    Seeing posts about the creativity coming out of this pottery class rejuvenates my brain.

    I would imagine that the creative individual's brain is rejuvenated moreso!
  10. Thread: Bonds

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    Regarding I Bonds, I understand that in last...

    Regarding I Bonds, I understand that in last couple weeks in October, there was record volume of new Treasury Direct accounts being opened... "Tipswatch" reported that the Treasury Direct website was...
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    I was impressed by the root cellar and the smoke...

    I was impressed by the root cellar and the smoke house in their second cabin. With 11 sled dogs and 8 320W solar panels and the wood stoves, these folks have power to spare. I wonder if they built...
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    I bought a HUGE pumpkin in a farmer's market for...

    I bought a HUGE pumpkin in a farmer's market for $6.

    It is displayed at the front of the house, on an asphalt driveway... on which it is written in green chalk: We Voted
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    Oregon Measure 114 - Gun Control

    Folks like me from other states may be watching what the Oregon electorate votes on this measure.
    As I understand it, Measure 114 would limit magazines to 10 rounds. Also, it would require firearms...
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    In the garlic planting vein, the temp was 61F...

    In the garlic planting vein, the temp was 61F when I started and 63F when I finished.

    The soil contained a good deal of organic matter, because I use pine needle mulch on my garlic beds. Lots...
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    I plan to wait until it warms up to 60 degrees,...

    I plan to wait until it warms up to 60 degrees, then plant about 40 cloves of garlic - Zema variety.


    As soon as I arrived in the Indies, in the first island which I found, I took some of the...
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    I agree with Greg44 that the YouTube video by...

    I agree with Greg44 that the YouTube video by Jennifer accurately contrasts I Bonds and TIPs.

    (I am not impressed by the "legal loophole" of spouses buying I Bonds for each other, as Jennifer...
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    pinkytoe, If you have details for the record,...

    pinkytoe,

    If you have details for the record, you might consider reporting the hit-and-run on your peach tree to FedEx Corporate. Can you put a monetary value on the loss of peaches? I am not...
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    My garden harvest is done for the year. A...

    My garden harvest is done for the year.

    A friend called with a request to harvest MacIntosh apples from their trees, because her husband is in hospital being treated for leukemia. So, I had a...
  19. Thread: Yes

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    Your success is good news. Congratulations!

    Your success is good news.

    Congratulations!
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    Like OH and TT, I feel that too many cyclists are...

    Like OH and TT, I feel that too many cyclists are injured and killed by vehicles.

    The Netherlands went through a period in the 1960s when way too many cyclists were being killed. In 1971 an...
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    Jupiter Opposition 9/26/22

    Tonight, the planet Jupiter will be the closest to Earth that it has been in 59 years.

    Jupiter will rise in the east, as the Sun sets in the west.

    It will be cloudy here, so I may not see...
  22. Thread: OMG 2

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    When the next interview happens, I hope you have...

    When the next interview happens, I hope you have a chance to show your non-hostile sense of humor.

    Way back in the day when I was seeking a position, the three guys interviewing me laughed so hard...
  23. ANM, I hope that your mom is looking forward to...

    ANM, I hope that your mom is looking forward to many years of increased mobility.

    Our experience with one bionic knee has been positive. DW made a daily practice of a morning walk. Her weight...
  24. Any of the Greenhouses should be able to explain...

    Any of the Greenhouses should be able to explain on the phone or email what the monthly rate would be for any given level of care. For example, "memory care" in a secure building may involve a...
  25. One resource that I have placed in my DW's hands...

    One resource that I have placed in my DW's hands is "Thinking Ahead Roadmap" ThinkingAheadRoadmap.org produced by the University of MN and AARP.

    The essential concept is to recruit your personal...
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