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  1. all this sounds absolutely horrible to me. No...

    all this sounds absolutely horrible to me. No privacy or complete quiet ever?
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    I think it's mostly the corporations that can pay...

    I think it's mostly the corporations that can pay all cash, though. I just talked to somebody who had been on a long vacation to New Zealand, and he said a huge number of their homes are being...
  3. Thread: Whiney Whine

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    the quotation is "the customer is always right IN...

    the quotation is "the customer is always right IN MATTERS OF TASTE." The incorrect misquotation and entitled attitude should die a swift death
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    Yes, a significant number of older doctors,...

    Yes, a significant number of older doctors, nurses (and teachers, too) are retiring early. COVID has been especially hard on these professions, in many ways, while bureaucratic rules, regulations,...
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    Rogar's listing of the requirements to request a...

    Rogar's listing of the requirements to request a mail-in ballot in Texas (already some of the most restrictive in the nation) are as they have been for a while. The new requirements also include...
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    ...just so you know....as much as 50% of the...

    ...just so you know....as much as 50% of the requests for mail-in ballots for our next state election have been rejected, due to new voting laws in Texas. Even the election administrators are...
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    Regarding gatherings where anti-vax, anti-mask...

    Regarding gatherings where anti-vax, anti-mask people gather: I can't help but think about the convention regarding using ivermectin for COVID treatment that was recently held in Florida. Seven...
  8. Thread: Beto Redux

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    when I was younger, I voted for Kinky Friedman...

    when I was younger, I voted for Kinky Friedman for governor of Texas and actually was surprised he didn't win. But now I know O'Rourke just doesn't stand a chance to win. There are just not enough...
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    Big Bird is lying; he didn't get vaccinated. He...

    Big Bird is lying; he didn't get vaccinated. He was actually in Dallas, waiting for JFK, Jr.
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    TX: no way. Why would downtown Ft Worth...

    TX: no way. Why would downtown Ft Worth Stockyards even be called a "road trip?" To me, a road trip is a great drive, not just an event in a city. I would have picked one of the wildflower routes...
  11. Thread: Election Day

    by befree
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    I will say one thing about Virginia's election -...

    I will say one thing about Virginia's election - I find it highly ironic and entertaining that the underage son of the Republican winner Youngkin - who ran on a platform including "election...
  12. Thread: Flu shots?

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    I usually get the flu vaccine later in the fall,...

    I usually get the flu vaccine later in the fall, since the flu in our area usually shows up in Jan/Feb, and, indeed, the vaccine does wear off so you don't want to get it too early. However, we have...
  13. Thread: FDA approval

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    no, "FDA approval" was only an excuse; the...

    no, "FDA approval" was only an excuse; the excuses continue as "Big Pharma paid the FDA off", "that approval came too quickly and it was rushed," "Biden ordered the corrupt FDA to approve the...
  14. turns out Macron never actually said that. All a...

    turns out Macron never actually said that. All a Facebook/Twitter hoax.
  15. Jan 6 attempted coup seems to be continuing, in a...

    Jan 6 attempted coup seems to be continuing, in a less violent manner. Look at all the states voting in voter suppression and re-districting laws, in ways that weight all election participation and...
  16. iris lilies, the article from "buzzfeed" (not at...

    iris lilies, the article from "buzzfeed" (not at all what I would consider a reliable source, unlike Harvard, CDC, and other actual SCIENTIFIC sources) references b.s. papers submitted from people in...
  17. just a quick google search states long-haul...

    just a quick google search states long-haul symptoms in anywhere from 10-35% post-COVID patients. These figures come from studies cited by UC Davis, CDC, and JAMA, which I consider reliable. ...
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    it's nice if Mom or Dad allows the kids to take...

    it's nice if Mom or Dad allows the kids to take care of things, but if they DON'T, and they refuse to sign over complete guardianship/power of attorney/conservatorship (not sure of the correct...
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    In my state, getting guardianship over somebody...

    In my state, getting guardianship over somebody who contests it will involve going to court, and will require an independant evaluation of mental capacity, usually a psychologist or neurologist...
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    it is ironic and illogical to me that Cheney, a...

    it is ironic and illogical to me that Cheney, a true conservative who voted with Trump about 93% of the time, was voted out for telling the truth, only to be replaced by a not-very-conservative...
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    I am disenheartened by the last several years...

    I am disenheartened by the last several years during which people seem to have no filter at all....people seem to think it's just fine to express their absolute hatred towards Jews, blacks, Asians,...
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    The $2,000 I spent for kitchen resurfacing about...

    The $2,000 I spent for kitchen resurfacing about 15 yrs ago (new doorfronts, drawerfronts, and painting) was the best $2,000 I ever spent. My old kitchen looked like A. Million. Bucks. I was so...
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    People have a legal right and a legal system to...

    People have a legal right and a legal system to seek asylum here in the U.S., but as another poster pointed out, fleeing from domestic violence at home, or gang violence in your neighborhood, isn't...
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    bae, I did a little Googling on your question...

    bae, I did a little Googling on your question about how the US ranks in this global illegal immigration situation, and it's interesting. I found some info from 2010 which showed the US with 3.9% of...
  25. I just watched the video as well. I wonder about...

    I just watched the video as well. I wonder about drugs, alcohol, mental illness or all three. I feel sorry for all involved, including the police.
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