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    I'm not insulted. It was a joke. I thank you for...

    I'm not insulted. It was a joke. I thank you for your service, and I respect you opinion, however it may differ from mine.
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    You are so. cynical. Thou doth protest too much....

    You are so. cynical. Thou doth protest too much. I think you're a closet socialist.
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    Yeah, if you consider the source it could be a...

    Yeah, if you consider the source it could be a 'belch..'--keep your workers creating for you--but I like to look at it in another context--a more self-actualizing one. I've also heard this idea in...
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    Make things rather than take things

    Make things rather than take things
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    That's right. It's an insanely low risk. However,...

    That's right. It's an insanely low risk. However, I read in the NJ online paper that I still get that a man got the J&J vaccine on March 12, was diagnosed with COVID April 1, and he is now in the...
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    Oh, I see. Yeah, I wonder how many "major...

    Oh, I see. Yeah, I wonder how many "major decisions" need to be made. If it's one a year, like "should we expand our vegetable garden to include fruit trees?" I could deal with that. I couldn't deal...
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    Yeah, I haven't bought IKEA kitchen cabinets, but...

    Yeah, I haven't bought IKEA kitchen cabinets, but I'm a longtime fan of IKEA and have bought everything there from couches to to lamps to magnetic knife strips to curtains to dishtowels and more. If...
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    I did it because I just have an aversion to...

    I did it because I just have an aversion to sending perfectly good things to the landfill. My 1970 cabinet boxes were solid wood. So I tried to save what I could. I think you would need to get a...
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    Case #1: I did a kitchen re-face once. I had...

    Case #1: I did a kitchen re-face once. I had doors and drawer fronts removed and replaced, and I also asked them to remove a set of very unfunctional drawers and turn it into a pull-out garbage...
  10. Gardnr, thanks for that article! Highly...

    Gardnr, thanks for that article! Highly informative

    Also, thanks, Gardnr and Tybee, for the quick-install carport/garage ideas. Worth considering, although we have such limited space here, I'd...
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    yeah, I think they trace it to current times, and...

    yeah, I think they trace it to current times, and as you said, it's probably driven by the people who are on Ancestry. For instance, it says that I have relatives who "settled" in Kansas. To my...
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    Yeah, I agree with you on all counts. I'm very...

    Yeah, I agree with you on all counts. I'm very similar. I guess I imagine cohousing in an environment where you have your own home but share some things in common like gardens or community halls as...
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    Gee.. again, I'm interested in how doubtful...

    Gee.. again, I'm interested in how doubtful people are that human beings can co-exist! :). I imagine that decision-making would be made the same way that town decisions are made, or HOA decisions...
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    Yeah, my Scots heritage grew a little, but my...

    Yeah, my Scots heritage grew a little, but my Irish heritage grew a lot: I'm now up to 61% Irish and, like you, 32% Scottish, with the rest 5% European Jew and 2% Norwegian. So now we have two corned...
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    I got my second shot April 1. I had it done at a...

    I got my second shot April 1. I had it done at a local Walgreen's and it was SO easy. No one in the pharmacy--they took me right away both times. The shots were painless (except for a little soreness...
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    I'm with bae. It's interesting to see how...

    I'm with bae. It's interesting to see how repulsive the idea of communal living is to people. There is some set of perceptions at play--I'm not sure what, in fact, I'm interested in hearing from both...
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    Yes, certainly overpopulation is another root...

    Yes, certainly overpopulation is another root cause. I do think that if everyone lived simply, overpopulation wouldn't be as much of an issue. But since we have to expend huge amount of resources per...
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    On the OPs topic and also on the "real change"...

    On the OPs topic and also on the "real change" issue:

    On the non-solution solution of student loan debt: SallieMae is a horrible loan. DD took advantage of a government student loan for her last...
  19. Haha!! Good advice, ANM! I think of that...

    Haha!! Good advice, ANM! I think of that sometimes. There are only so many things I can control, and accidents, by definition, are not one of those things. I just had an ophthalmology exam a couple...
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    RIP Duke of Edinburgh

    I feel it's the beginning of the end of an era. Prince Philip has been in the background of my entire life. My heart goes out to Queen Elizabeth--she and Prince Philip were comrades in arms through a...
  21. How to keep a car in good shape for a long time

    I love my car. I enjoy driving it, and I love the story behind it--the story of how, during one of the best years of my life, I was driving home from watching my DH march with his Pipe and Drum band...
  22. Here is David Brooks' take on "Bidenomics". I...

    Here is David Brooks' take on "Bidenomics". I like David Brooks.
    Basically the theme is that Biden is making a huge leap of faith in the hopes/expectation that we can return to the dynamism we once...
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    That's right. I'm thinking of wine spritzers.

    That's right. I'm thinking of wine spritzers.
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    Good idea!!

    Good idea!!
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    Yes, you can use something like these with either...

    Yes, you can use something like these with either SodaStream or Drinkmate:...
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