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  1. Thread: Life rhythm

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    I think there's more of a correlation between...

    I think there's more of a correlation between life satisfaction and health than other factors (see the Roseto effect). I'm almost never bored, and I'm generally content with my lot.

    "The idea of...
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    A friend just emailed re the coronavirus/covid19....

    A friend just emailed re the coronavirus/covid19. The following should be considered hearsay.

    According to employees of an American company in China, they are in self-quarantine and shops and...
  3. There's a theory that all the people who think...

    There's a theory that all the people who think this is such a great system, and that their insurance is wonderful, have never really been sick. Junk insurance is rampant in the market.

    Michael...
  4. That hasn't been my experience at all. Fifty...

    That hasn't been my experience at all. Fifty years ago, I might have agreed with you.

    People are paying exorbitant monthly fees, fighting with rapacious insurance companies for coverage, losing...
  5. I suspect a huge percentage of pharmaceuticals...

    I suspect a huge percentage of pharmaceuticals are unnecessary--most of them barely make the cut being more effective than placebos. And they all have side effects.

    Pharma pays about 60% of costs...
  6. Thread: Life rhythm

    by JaneV2.0
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    That's the difference--you have difficulty...

    That's the difference--you have difficulty sitting still. A lot of us have difficulty being "a flea on a griddle" as a friend's mother would say. See above: we're all individuals.
  7. Yes--we cozy up to the vilest of tyrants when it...

    Yes--we cozy up to the vilest of tyrants when it suits our interests. Cuba just doesn't have the means to bribe us into quiescence.
  8. I don't think it's broken--it works perfectly for...

    I don't think it's broken--it works perfectly for those who see it as an investment opportunity.
    The rest of us, not so much.
  9. Thread: Life rhythm

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    "It is presumptous, yes. But among the few...

    "It is presumptous, yes. But among the few (soon-to-be-) retired peers I know well enough to discuss the topic, many have a concern about retreating to a chair in front of a TV for the rest of their...
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    See--I have a tin ear!

    See--I have a tin ear!
  11. Castro may have been a dictator, but he was one...

    Castro may have been a dictator, but he was one who actually improved the lives of most of his people. Our continuing need to punish Cuba just makes us look petty--especially when we're sucking up to...
  12. Thread: Life rhythm

    by JaneV2.0
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    I would discount anything a friend (?) said after...

    I would discount anything a friend (?) said after they implied I would be a "vegetable" without a job. How insulting.
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    Piano? I am the least musical person, ever. A...

    Piano? I am the least musical person, ever. A piano is one of the few things I don't have, although I entertained the idea of a keyboard with synthesized instruments for a brief time.
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    I've only briefly considered houseboats--lots of...

    I've only briefly considered houseboats--lots of lovely views there, for sure. That one is certainly cozy, and the price is right. I'd be concerned about storms and maintaining qa float.
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    Trump assures us the threat will be over by...

    Trump assures us the threat will be over by April, so we can all go back to worrying about windmill cancer.
  16. Gee, and here I thought laissez-faire capitalism...

    Gee, and here I thought laissez-faire capitalism would regulate itself. /sarcasm
    Ready the tumbrels. lads!
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    I'm old. I'd be all about the food. I used to...

    I'm old. I'd be all about the food.

    I used to go to St.Patrick revelries, but those were so crowded--shoulder to shoulder--that it took forever to get served, so we never got too tipsy. All great...
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    I'm a fool for a good view, so I was dazzled by...

    I'm a fool for a good view, so I was dazzled by that. But I'd be wary of buying a mobile/manufactured home in a park because of the (usually exorbitant) fees and the ever-present possibility that the...
  19. So glad for the sisters and pooches!

    So glad for the sisters and pooches!
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    I wonder about the HOA; I couldn't find it in the...

    I wonder about the HOA; I couldn't find it in the listing, which isn't a good sign.
    Maybe they've done their homework and global warming will wash it out to sea. The property taxes looked...
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    King County Library System doesn't cover Seattle,...

    King County Library System doesn't cover Seattle, oddly enough. They have their own library system. King County's median income is probably higher though.

    Even though Las Cruces is smaller and...
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    I'm very proud to live in an area with a...

    I'm very proud to live in an area with a world-class library system whose every bond is overwhelmingly approved. And to have worked for said system.
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    I spotted this gem a few days ago. It's cheap...

    I spotted this gem a few days ago. It's cheap even for a mobile, so I figure either a murder was committed there, it's haunted, or the park owners are selling out. I restrained myself from sending...
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    Geez, what kind of library was that? KCLS has...

    Geez, what kind of library was that?
    KCLS has versions of Man's Search for Meaning in English and Spanish, ebooks, audiobooks. large print, several different versions, etc.

    Despite a tendency...
  25. Thread: Microwaves

    by JaneV2.0
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    I don't make popcorn often, but managed to break...

    I don't make popcorn often, but managed to break several newer poppers after one or two uses. I've found the West Bend Poppery air popper to be the sturdiest, most reliable brand (circa 1970), and it...
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