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    The amount of interest paid on the debt every...

    The amount of interest paid on the debt every year is huge - whenever rates go back up, it's going to be much, much worse.

    But in an environment where they are ready to rack up huge deficits to...
  2. I almost always don't eat pork. If I had ground...

    I almost always don't eat pork. If I had ground pork and had to, it would be sausage and gravy and homemade biscuits. Or again make it up like sausage and use it in a cornbread stuffing.
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    China was interesting - trashes them before he...

    China was interesting - trashes them before he goes there, praises them and trashes us while he's there, and goes back to trashing China after he leaves.

    But he made "many good friends" while he...
  4. Seems like the first thing you'd have to teach...

    Seems like the first thing you'd have to teach your kid is profiling. Color doesn't feel like what should warn kids about, it sounds like he's out to turn his kid into a racist.
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    There are also also closed groups - people...

    There are also also closed groups - people request to join and then an admin adds them, so the group is accessible to the members and not anyone else. Lots of groups use Facebook this way.
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    Anyone in a Buy Nothing group?

    https://buynothingproject.org/find-a-group/comment-page-1

    Is anyone in a group derived from this? There is one (actually two now, story to follow) for my neighborhood on Facebook. It's basically a...
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    There is - but not what was quoted here - maybe...

    There is - but not what was quoted here - maybe that was something different than Meetup? Or the organizer was charging their own rates (this happens)?

    https://www.meetup.com/pricing/

    Pricing...
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    Mine actually started the near the end of October...

    Mine actually started the near the end of October - I just got back from working on a house for SBP (kind of like Habitat for Humanity, but primarily for rehabbing damaged homes) in New Orleans. The...
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    I haven't used artificial sweeteners in years. I...

    I haven't used artificial sweeteners in years. I don't use sugar in coffee or tea. Don't drink soda (although I do drink some carbonated and mineral water). Very small amounts of juice. Some...
  10. "Funky noises" sounds like something mechanical -...

    "Funky noises" sounds like something mechanical - like gears or loose bearings or something. If the unit is not too hard to disassemble (the key there only disassembling what you can figure out how...
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    I heard a story a few years back - someone...

    I heard a story a few years back - someone comparing Paris and some city in the US starting with a "P" (Philadelphia?). The difference in regular portion sizes was shocking - even in the cookbooks.
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    I didn't find much of anything googling, either....

    I didn't find much of anything googling, either. Their 60,000 year oral history doesn't appear to be recorded anywhere on the internet yet.
  13. One common experience I had with my ex is coming...

    One common experience I had with my ex is coming home and being told "there is nothing to make for dinner". And then I'd make dinner (a good, normal meal) with what was there.

    Now - I'd probably...
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    My buyout happened last July - turning 59 in a...

    My buyout happened last July - turning 59 in a month. Paid off all my debts except my mortgage, I've kept busy with volunteering and doing things that need to get done around the house, babysitting...
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    Trump is trash, in the very worst sense of the...

    Trump is trash, in the very worst sense of the word. He shows that wealth and class are two entirely, distinctly different things.
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    I love the Foundation series. Another good book...

    I love the Foundation series. Another good book by Asimov is The Gods Themselves.
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    So far the only red flag I've seen presented in...

    So far the only red flag I've seen presented in this was recent purchases of weapons.

    Businesses have to report large transactions of money (this person I read triggered this numerous times...
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    It's a lot of arguing and posturing on both sides...

    It's a lot of arguing and posturing on both sides for a set a books I priced out (almost new) at $15 on Ebay.
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    Paper trail very definitely - if something...

    Paper trail very definitely - if something negative happens, you could find yourself thrown under the bus and him saying he was never told there were any issues.
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    Also gives an out to a President who had to be...

    Also gives an out to a President who had to be poked by his wife to do it right.
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    It's a lot better than it used to be - my...

    It's a lot better than it used to be - my kneecaps started randomly popping out of place when I was a teenager. Pre-arthroscopic surgery, I've got close to 2 feet of incision scars. And the healing...
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    Nice how all this is prefaced with "should"...

    Nice how all this is prefaced with "should" instead of "must".
  23. Well, if one can decide people kneeling are doing...

    Well, if one can decide people kneeling are doing it just to disrespect flag and the anthem, I would think others can decide other people are standing just to support white supremacy.
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    What I find interesting is people with MAGA hats...

    What I find interesting is people with MAGA hats (the wearing of which is publicly saying there's something wrong with America) are saying how wrong it is for these athletes publicly saying there is...
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    Actually he tweeted how great it was that NASCAR...

    Actually he tweeted how great it was that NASCAR will slam anyone who does partake in the protest.
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