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    Interesting. I had given absolutely zero...

    Interesting. I had given absolutely zero thought to what would happen to my facebook account after I died. When friends have died their pages either remained or their family had them closed. ...
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    What are digital assets?

    What are digital assets?
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    That sounds similar to the concept here....

    That sounds similar to the concept here. Residents pay for either a really small landfill garbage dumpster, collected once a week, or a much bigger and more expensive one. The small ones look like...
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    Ugggh. Cars and probate. I had to reopen my 8...

    Ugggh. Cars and probate. I had to reopen my 8 year dead mother’s estate when my dad died because the state i live in’s dmv wouldnt acknowledge the JTWROS (joint tenancy with right of survivorship)...
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    The part i dont get about recycling is when...

    The part i dont get about recycling is when people dont have curbside pickup and have to drive their own stuff to the recycling facility. How can it be even vaguely logical for every person to drive...
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    I don’t remember seeing his birth certificate....

    I don’t remember seeing his birth certificate. Are we sure he wasn’t born in Kenya? Or Moscow?
  7. Thread: Cholesterol

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    I'm with Steve regarding PA's. Until last year I...

    I'm with Steve regarding PA's. Until last year I had not seen a doc since we moved to San Francisco in 2009, other than a specific non-life-threatening situation that obviously required a day...
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    Scott Adams in his book Win Bigly stated that...

    Scott Adams in his book Win Bigly stated that "We're going to build a big beautiful wall" was simply a great, easily remembered soundbite that made it clear to trump's supporters that he planned to...
  9. Thread: What Do You Love?

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    I love our second bedroom, which I use as my...

    I love our second bedroom, which I use as my "den". It's just a plain box of a room, and not even a big one at 8x12 feet, but it's got all my furniture from when I was young and single. (yes, my NYC...
  10. Thread: Burritos?

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    Burritos typically use flour tortillas and are...

    Burritos typically use flour tortillas and are rolled up, either to be eaten with a fork if covered in some sort of sauce/salsa or eaten by hand if not (a la chipotle restaurant style). Personally...
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    I make breakfast burritos once every weekend. ...

    I make breakfast burritos once every weekend. Usually they have eggs, serrano peppers, potatoes, salsa, some sort of cheese and if there was a sale on avacados I'll make guacamole.

    Dinner...
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    I don't have that problem. Like others I have...

    I don't have that problem. Like others I have the opposite, I'd have to quit my job if I wanted to even have a chance of reading everything I want to. I prefer my books in dead tree format, so I...
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    If Obama was transformative in any way shape or...

    If Obama was transformative in any way shape or form than I'm batman. Anyone who was calling him that clearly doesn't know the meaning of transformative.
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    The commies didn't scare me. I knew how to duck...

    The commies didn't scare me. I knew how to duck and cover.
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    Fair enough. Obviously everyone brings their own...

    Fair enough. Obviously everyone brings their own past, own beliefs, hopes and fears, and their own point on the continuum of optimism/pessimism to how they perceive things. I wish I were as...
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    The thing I find fascinating is that most...

    The thing I find fascinating is that most conservatives, who supposedly venerate the constitution and all that it stands for, seem to be perfectly fine with a president who routinely attacks and...
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    Yes, the economy positively tanked under Obama...

    Yes, the economy positively tanked under Obama...
  18. Thread: Homeless shelters

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    In the book I mentioned they actually discussed a...

    In the book I mentioned they actually discussed a new SRO that recently got built in San Diego. It took much effort since it wasn't compliant with the various zoning/building codes, but it happened....
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    Another thing to remember was that when they...

    Another thing to remember was that when they first started arriving, those dreadful people from the predominantly Catholic countries of Italy and Ireland were looked down upon and considered just as...
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    https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-01-12...

    https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-01-12/africa-is-sending-us-its-best-and-brightest

    "Economist Edward Lazear suggests a simple experiment. Consider immigrants to the U.S. from Algeria,...
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    I actually just finished reading a book on this...

    I actually just finished reading a book on this exact topic. "Living Downtown: The History of Residential Hotels in the United States." Long story short, there used to lots of low end housing...
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    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-01-10...

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-01-10/the-most-awful-transit-center-in-america-could-get-unimaginably-worse

    Of course the Trump administration, with the 2018 budget, just took a good...
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    Thankfully even our flawed electoral college isnt...

    Thankfully even our flawed electoral college isnt so badly flawed that 35% of the voters can force their will on the rest of us.
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    2054

    2054
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    I'm not particularly surprised by the remark. ...

    I'm not particularly surprised by the remark. And it will indeed play well with his base so I don't see much downside for him. The 35% of the country that still think he's doing great consider this...
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