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    I suppose the boomers will put a strain on the...

    I suppose the boomers will put a strain on the mortuary businesses.

    Public radio features outrageous medical bills once a month. Today they had a feature today about a couple in Montana. She...
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    It's a little deceiving to talk tax rates without...

    It's a little deceiving to talk tax rates without considering the effective rates after various tax advantages.
    https://taxfoundation.org/taxes-on-the-rich-1950s-not-high/

    The fault of...
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    I have the basic Sleep Number where you can...

    I have the basic Sleep Number where you can adjust the hardness/softness, but nothing else. I can't say it's any great shakes for my back problems, that come and go, although it seems like a good...
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    I'm surprised Blade Runner hasn't been mentioned....

    I'm surprised Blade Runner hasn't been mentioned. It's my second favorite.
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    The different specials and articles have been...

    The different specials and articles have been fascinating. I have the some vague nostalgic memories of watching the landing. (Not to age me, but I actually remember the family going out on the...
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    I suspect so, though it needs to be looked at in...

    I suspect so, though it needs to be looked at in relative terms when comparing the two. I can imagine each pushes the other a little further to the extreme these days. Which brings up the point...
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    I can't disagree too much, Old Hat. Trump has...

    I can't disagree too much, Old Hat. Trump has not strayed too far for his parties platform. However, he has kicked the can of bigotry, dishonesty, and white nationalism quite a ways further than...
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    I've not seen any of the Dem candidates to be as...

    I've not seen any of the Dem candidates to be as bad as HRC.
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    In discussions with my more Dem associates there...

    In discussions with my more Dem associates there was some general agreement that a female president would be a good move, but as much as Bernie is a one trick pony on the big money is evil card,...
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    Soylent Green.

    Soylent Green.
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    Where's Mitt when you need him. He seems like...

    Where's Mitt when you need him. He seems like one of the only other people in the GOP to speak out against Trump, at least since McCain is gone. As long as the republicans are getting their way in...
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    A while ago I went through a Kimchi phase. Off...

    A while ago I went through a Kimchi phase. Off the shelf supermarket versions and more expensive specialty versions. I even thought about making my own, but all of a sudden the urge was gone. ...
  13. I'm still in the Tracfone bunch. 19.95 every...

    I'm still in the Tracfone bunch. 19.95 every three months and I have enough roll over time to last for a long time. It's actually a basic cheap smart phone and satisfies a lot of your needs, UL. ...
  14. Thread: Old Things

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    A couple or few years ago at an online past...

    A couple or few years ago at an online past season shirt sale I bought a shirt that was just my style and more than I would pay full price for. I liked the first one so much I ordered three more,...
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    Paul Salopek, the National Geographic explorer...

    Paul Salopek, the National Geographic explorer who is walking across Africa, Asia, and eventually the Americas in his "Out of Eden" project has called this the golden age of migration. Not just the...
  16. Thread: Linkedin

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    From a person who is no longer working, I find it...

    From a person who is no longer working, I find it next to useless. I try to maintain a presence and add to connections maybe hoping it will help people I have know find work. For someone looking to...
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    It's not really a priority in my efforts. It's...

    It's not really a priority in my efforts. It's sort of like, you have to pick your battles. I wear jeans every day during the cooler months. I assume they are mostly cotton and they get washed...
  18. Thread: Denver, Now

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    When you consider the practices of industrial...

    When you consider the practices of industrial chicken, pork and beef production, the harvest actually seems quite humane, although it is the time of year when the young are not even fully grown. So...
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    [QUOTE=rosarugosa;329757]Rogar: I would think...

    [QUOTE=rosarugosa;329757]Rogar: I would think it's certainly possible to do something like this without a class, but it probably depends a lot on the individual's motivation to actually do...
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    One one hand, it does seem like a sustainable...

    One one hand, it does seem like a sustainable grass fed food source.
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    One thing I've not quite understood about yoga is...

    One thing I've not quite understood about yoga is that you have to be in a class to do it. I'm far more relaxed at home and have used DVDs, books, and PBS to learn and then practice on my own. I...
  22. Thread: I confess....

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    Sure. I am pretty much a self taught crust...

    Sure. I am pretty much a self taught crust maker, so I don't know how much is common knowledge. There is something about butter, shortening, and lard that makes for a flaky crust a person will...
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    I do fruit pies when produce is in the right...

    I do fruit pies when produce is in the right season. Recently a friend gave me a large amount of rhubarb, and that has been a favorite this year. Blueberries. I have a couple of favorite apple...
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    My local pizza place tops some of their pizzas...

    My local pizza place tops some of their pizzas with some fresh arugula and then drizzles a balsamic reduction over everything. I'm fairly certain they add sugar to the vinegar to make the reduction....
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    I've made a balsamic vinegar reduction and from...

    I've made a balsamic vinegar reduction and from my standpoint it isn't idiot proof. Probably just takes a little more practice to get the consistency right. I didn't know you could buy a balsamic...
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