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  1. Thread: Cholesterol

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    I suppose most people these days follow up their...

    I suppose most people these days follow up their doctors recommendations with some sort of internet research. My go to site for what I consider mainstream medicine is the Mayo Clinic site. They...
  2. Thread: Cholesterol

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    The first time my cholesterol was reported as...

    The first time my cholesterol was reported as borderline high, the office just called with the results and said, the doctor says to go on a low cholesterol diet. Now that some of diet science says...
  3. Thread: Cholesterol

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    Yppej, My "bad" cholesterol is a little better...

    Yppej, My "bad" cholesterol is a little better than yours, and my good, protective, is slightly worse. About 18 months ago my cholesterol was worse and my doctor was hinting at statins. I...
  4. Thread: Mouse Holocaust

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    Knock on wood, I've not had rodents where I've...

    Knock on wood, I've not had rodents where I've lived for the last ten years. Before than I lived in a more rural area and the standard Victor mouse trap was efficient and usually resulted in clean...
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    When I go into traditional large chain...

    When I go into traditional large chain supermarkets I am amazed at how cheap chips, cookies and easy to eat junk food like frozen pizzas are. It's easy to see how low income people can fall into the...
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    Heck, I'd go for the cultural experience if...

    Heck, I'd go for the cultural experience if nothing else. A lot of the new cagey healer types charge exorbitant rates for presentations which I've come to think heals their wallets more than the...
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    R. Carlos Nakai, Native American flute. A bit...

    R. Carlos Nakai, Native American flute. A bit new agey, but a heavy traditional influence. I've seen him perform live.
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    SOG, that sounds like a good plan, to me. At one...

    SOG, that sounds like a good plan, to me. At one time I had intentions of moving to Mayberry and sitting on the porch peeling apples in a small quiet place. The chances for volunteering expand in...
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    A hike in the foothills Hanging clothes on the...

    A hike in the foothills
    Hanging clothes on the clothes line
    Bicycling the local nature trails
    Organizing firewood for winter
    Gardening and eating fresh garden produce
    Reading a good book next to...
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    I've lived the frugal life so long that I've...

    I've lived the frugal life so long that I've grown to like some aspects of it. My accumulations have allowed me to spend more where I might have scrimped a few years ago, but it's mostly improving...
  11. Thread: Las Vegas

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    I had an older hunting single shot shotgun that...

    I had an older hunting single shot shotgun that was damaged to the point of little or no commercial value. Rather than discard it into the trash, I called the local police who said I could turn it...
  12. Thread: Las Vegas

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    You know, I am a hunter and have a few gun...

    You know, I am a hunter and have a few gun responsible firearm enthusiast friends. One of them has desired an AR-15 for some sort of home defense that I don't quite get, but that's fine. I'm going...
  13. Thread: Las Vegas

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    Realistically, I don't think most mass shooters...

    Realistically, I don't think most mass shooters have the ingenuity to assemble or make an assault weapon. The LV guy was an exception.
  14. In the cooler months I stock pile frozen soups. ...

    In the cooler months I stock pile frozen soups. It might depend on my shopping cycle, but the vegetable and fruit drawers in the frig are almost always well stocked. Actually, the choices might be...
  15. Thread: $30 Challenge

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    A jar or two of marinara type sauce and a package...

    A jar or two of marinara type sauce and a package of pasta could get me by for several meals and probably under $10. I often add broccoli or vegetable leftovers to mine. I'd second the oatmeal...
  16. Thread: Las Vegas

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    Since first responders have been mentioned a few...

    Since first responders have been mentioned a few times in the discussion, there is a Wash Post article today reporting on the new methods they used in Vegas that saved many lives. There are a lot of...
  17. Thread: Las Vegas

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    I suspect banning bump stocks will be a token...

    I suspect banning bump stocks will be a token move to take a little pressure off other gun control issues. A smart move for Republicans. Politicians look like there are doing something. If what Bae...
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    I may have come close to a similar dilemma, but...

    I may have come close to a similar dilemma, but have also talked with retired friends who have debated when or if there is a good time to leave the work force. I took early retirement at 56, for...
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    Maybe more than one technology could make for an...

    Maybe more than one technology could make for an interesting large scale test, if it were affordable. Tesla is leading in their field and may have proprietary technology, especially for battery...
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    I was reading today that Elon Musk has suggested...

    I was reading today that Elon Musk has suggested that Puerto Rico might be a good candidate to replace the old grid with solar. With their power system being almost totally destroyed and outdated...
  21. Thread: Las Vegas

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    I have the feeling that commercial bump stocks...

    I have the feeling that commercial bump stocks may be a thing of the past.

    he National Rifle Association has called for "additional regulations" on bump-stocks, a rapid fire device used by the Las...
  22. Thread: Las Vegas

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    WS, yes, you would certainly think the ATF would...

    WS, yes, you would certainly think the ATF would have an algorithm in their gun registration system that would raise a big flag with the purchase of 20 or more like 40 or more assault type rifles by...
  23. Thread: Las Vegas

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    In the late '60's California proposed a ban on...

    In the late '60's California proposed a ban on open carry. The Black Panthers were opposed to this and claimed the armed police state had singled the black community out and was violating due...
  24. Thread: The Daily Rave

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    I don't know if other areas have something...

    I don't know if other areas have something similar, but we have had an unusually large Painted Lady butterfly migration. They are a common butterfly that looks a little like a Monarch. I have been...
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    I understand now where you are coming from. ...

    I understand now where you are coming from. Obama did not turn out to be the pure idealist some had hope for and was not a perfect president. It will be interesting to see how history judges him...
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