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    Property crimes have skyrocketed where I live...

    Property crimes have skyrocketed where I live over the past year or so.

    Until quite recently here, nobody bothered to lock their cars or homes.
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    That's so cool!

    That's so cool!
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    I hope someone saved the gallows the Jan 6...

    I hope someone saved the gallows the Jan 6 tourists put up.
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    My view is somewhat informed by "Your Money Or...

    My view is somewhat informed by "Your Money Or Your Life" by Vicki Robin/Joseph Dominguez, and the more recent "4000 Weeks" by Oliver Burkeman.

    I spent far too much of my life working 80+ hour...
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    I'm not a Trump-hater, as such. However, I do...

    I'm not a Trump-hater, as such.

    However, I do believe that if you do the crime, you should do the time. And not be able to use your wealth, power, and the fear you inspire to avoid justice.

    If...
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    Well, gotta give the Republicans credit. They...

    Well, gotta give the Republicans credit. They run their human trafficking operations right out in the open, not lurking in the basement of a pizza parlor where nobody can see a thing.
  7. Thread: Composting people

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    How do they do this and not produce "greenhouse...

    How do they do this and not produce "greenhouse gas"?
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    Mine was just a link to a youtube video: ...

    Mine was just a link to a youtube video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTPyvKrU1DM
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTPyvKrU1DM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTPyvKrU1DM
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    I have plenty of recipes!

    I have plenty of recipes!
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    I've not had deer break down fencing before, but...

    I've not had deer break down fencing before, but my fences have fairly stout posts.

    6 feet is too short a fence to keep our very small deer out here. Conventional local wisdom specifies 7-8 feet.
  12. Thread: Sunset tonight....

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    Wow, some inspiration there!

    Wow, some inspiration there!
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    Martha's Vineyard is a pretty small island with a...

    Martha's Vineyard is a pretty small island with a small population. And I suspect it lacks in services for migrants.

    Much like my own island. It is not uncommon here to call on state/federal...
  14. Thread: Oberlin Episode

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    My daughter, who is pretty-darned liberal, did in...

    My daughter, who is pretty-darned liberal, did in fact compare it to Portlandia episodes. This was in 2013 or so.
  15. Thread: Oberlin Episode

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    I grew up ~25 miles from Oberlin. When my...

    I grew up ~25 miles from Oberlin.

    When my daughter was looking at colleges to attend, she visited Oberlin College and the Oberlin Conservatory.

    She decided after a day there that she wasn't a...
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    See, you think you are joking, but you wouldn't...

    See, you think you are joking, but you wouldn't believe how much energy was spent on those two.

    For instance, the initial attempts at the "Nuclear Free Zone" legislation would have prevented smoke...
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    At the moment, most of our under-the-radar...

    At the moment, most of our under-the-radar immigrants here come in from Canada, which is an easy row on a foggy night.

    Since the 1800s, this has been a human-trafficking route, due to being right...
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    Here the other day, in perhaps the most liberal...

    Here the other day, in perhaps the most liberal county in a quite liberal state, our elected fire commissioners appointed someone to fill a vacant seat until the next election for the spot, ~2 years...
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    My daughter is a quite decent competitive target...

    My daughter is a quite decent competitive target shooter.

    https://thecmp.org/competitions/junior-highpower-support-program/
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    My daughter was proficient with her AR15 before...

    My daughter was proficient with her AR15 before she was 15 years old.
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    My County is a "Nuclear Weapons-Free Zone" and a...

    My County is a "Nuclear Weapons-Free Zone" and a "GMO-Free Zone"...

    Oh, and I just double-checked the list, we're also an "Immigration Sanctuary County".

    Makes sense, since we're right on the...
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    You've got this! ...

    You've got this!

    https://snakkle.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/judge-reinhold-fast-times-ridgemont-high-1982-photo-GC.jpg
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    Stock market sure seems happy...

    Stock market sure seems happy...
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    Projects like this I often "think it over" a...

    Projects like this I often "think it over" a while, and end up being able to stall for years, which can often save money :-)
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    There's a governmental hearing I need to attend...

    There's a governmental hearing I need to attend today. It is being held the next island over.

    Normally to participate, I'd have to have gotten on the 7AM ferry, been on the boat for an hour,...
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