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    Our 41st anniversary is coming up in a few weeks....

    Our 41st anniversary is coming up in a few weeks. In the early days, it took us a few years to learn how to live together, how to compromise, but the rest of that time has been heaven on earth.
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    Exactly, although my mention of becoming 'Walmart...

    Exactly, although my mention of becoming 'Walmart people' was just a riff on older discussions of Walmart which would require Mr Peabody's Way-Back Machine to peruse. Sort of an inside joke, although...
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    There's always an outlier.

    There's always an outlier.
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    Yep, in modern history, all government sponsored...

    Yep, in modern history, all government sponsored tyranny and genocide has come from the left of the political spectrum (using the US's classical-liberal tradition as a yardstick), whether that was...
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    Maybe, but do you think as long as they're...

    Maybe, but do you think as long as they're looking out for my best interests, should they refuse to sell me any macaroni at all if I admitted wanting to add a pound or so of Colby cheese plus butter...
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    So far we've escaped notice.

    So far we've escaped notice.
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    Last week I was sent to Kroger with a shopping...

    Last week I was sent to Kroger with a shopping list, one item being Barilla Elbow Macaroni. Upon arrival, I found that I had two choices, Gluten Free or Whole Grain, not a box of regular elbows in...
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    My wife had that exact car and all the same...

    My wife had that exact car and all the same problems you've mentioned as her first car. The only malady she experienced that you haven't already mentioned is that her back seat would routinely catch...
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    Local governments will always compete with other...

    Local governments will always compete with other local governments for resources. In this case the resources are the jobs provided which help to boost the local economy and also bring in additional...
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    Yes, they do taste different, much stronger and...

    Yes, they do taste different, much stronger and often bitter to my tastes. I think the secret to making them enjoyable is a long drying process which allows them to mellow a bit.
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    Just as the return on investment of those...

    Just as the return on investment of those incentives is never mentioned.
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    That must be the new Dodge Tesla. Very Rare!

    That must be the new Dodge Tesla. Very Rare!
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    She actually retired 15 years ago, then...

    She actually retired 15 years ago, then eventually began volunteering at a local elementary school working with autistic children. The volunteer position eventually became a full-time job working...
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    I plan to travel each/every/all summer as my wife...

    I plan to travel each/every/all summer as my wife will continue to teach for a few more years. My only plans for the remainder of each year is to go to bed early and sleep late.
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    I'll still claim enough income to pay my way, but...

    I'll still claim enough income to pay my way, but not enough to continue those rental payments some folks claim as their birthright. I feel so much freer already, and for that opportunity I am truly...
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    At the moment I'm most grateful for the...

    At the moment I'm most grateful for the opportunity to move to the next stage in life. I think I'll retire in the spring, after annual bonuses are dispersed.
    The realization that I can do this and...
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    At Elmendorf AFB, outside Anchorage, clearing...

    At Elmendorf AFB, outside Anchorage, clearing snow from the runways resulted in mountains of snow over the winter and at least a little left over through the summer.
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    I lived near the Matanuska Valley which is just...

    I lived near the Matanuska Valley which is just north of Anchorage for 3 years in the 70's. It was filled with Minnesotan's and Michiganders who turned it into one of the most fertile farmland areas...
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    But we won't do that. We won't do it because that...

    But we won't do that. We won't do it because that would single out people who by birth or happenstance find themselves in the cultural abyss where disrespect is a capital offense, and the willingness...
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    Something I saw today: I pray that 59...

    Something I saw today:

    I pray that 59 beautiful souls who started out at a Jason Aldean show woke up to the most amazing Tom Petty concert.
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    One comment was moved to a more appropriate...

    One comment was moved to a more appropriate thread in an effort to preserve the continuity of the original thread. Rob's extreme take on America always provokes a strong response, it would be unfair...
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    I'm not in the habit of censoring others or...

    I'm not in the habit of censoring others or approving threads. It always ends up inflaming someone and becomes a huge headache.

    I do appreciate the fact that someone made an effort to divert...
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    I'm interested in the concept of renting yourself...

    I'm interested in the concept of renting yourself out to a country, sort of like a mercenary I guess. In this case, what does the country get in return?
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    Yes but, as Yoda might say "The indoctrination is...

    Yes but, as Yoda might say "The indoctrination is strong in this one."
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    Don't listen to me, I was clutching at straws in...

    Don't listen to me, I was clutching at straws in an attempt to understand.
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