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  1. Excuse me? No comprende. Rob

    Excuse me? No comprende. Rob
  2. As I read more about this situation, one thing is...

    As I read more about this situation, one thing is clear to me - what is the Biden Administration's real stance on migrants and immigration? I understand that many Haitians have been flown back to...
  3. A lot of this is going on in Phoenix, I can tell...

    A lot of this is going on in Phoenix, I can tell you that. Rob
  4. My take is that more people are withholding their...

    My take is that more people are withholding their labor as juiced up UI and the $3,200 USD handed out not long ago bought people actual time to think and time to reduce the cortisol in their systems...
  5. I read about Border Patrol agents whipping...

    I read about Border Patrol agents whipping Haitian migrants with some kind of lasso and I just don't understand. I can accept not admitting these migrants but whipping these people? I'm glad I only...
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    Should prostitution be legal?

    I used to be 100 against prostitution and am still not thrilled with the concept - though I had an experience in Mexico (minds out of gutter LOL) that led me to think a bit differently. I was...
  7. How do you feel about tipping? Should it be done away with and living wages be paid?

    As someone who has been tipped labor for many years, I find this topic fascinating. While I was new to the biz, it was exciting to realize I could survive insane working conditions and leave with...
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    Interesting that I have spent so many years in...

    Interesting that I have spent so many years in the restaurant business and now with the shortage of labor, employees now have some leverage against their employers and are not the slightest bit...
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    You mean like in Holland in the 1600's? ...

    You mean like in Holland in the 1600's? Surprised I caught that? Rob
  10. Totally agreed. Rob

    Totally agreed. Rob
  11. I will say like with anything else, caveat...

    I will say like with anything else, caveat emptor. Let the buyer beware. I am a member of one local CU in Arizona that I am about to kick to the curb. This CU is bank like in its search for any...
  12. Agreed on automated phone systems, Jane. One of...

    Agreed on automated phone systems, Jane. One of the more annoying uses of technology that confront us on a regular basis. Rob
  13. Companies Reducing The Amount Of Product.....

    Something I've been running across lately - companies are reducing the amount of a given product and either charging the same or more as before for less product. Just the other day I noticed...
  14. I Am Impressed By My Main Financial Institution.....

    I won't mention the name of this credit union as this is not a commercial. I just wanted to post an amazing recent experience with my credit union.

    Fraud was detected on my debit card. So this...
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    What Do You Think Of Bitcoin?

    The other day I even saw a credit card on offer featuring 3.5% Bitcoin cash back! I don't really understand the concept to be honest but I have even started seeing Bitcoin ATM machines. I take it...
  16. Thank You, Happystuff. Rob

    Thank You, Happystuff. Rob
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    Interesting, IL....the three fears you mentioned?...

    Interesting, IL....the three fears you mentioned? I share all three with you and I am also literally terrified of heights. I can remember once in my college days I had a roommate who worked at the...
  18. Just an update. My friend's celebration of life...

    Just an update. My friend's celebration of life will be held in Catalina State Park outside of Tucson, with a sweeping view of the Santa Catalina Mountains. The date is September 26th and I will be...
  19. To be fair, have I not done the same regarding...

    To be fair, have I not done the same regarding socialized medicine and the police? This is not a bash, seriously. It's actually more of an apology as I can see now where my being so opinionated...
  20. This has been a very interesting thread for me. ...

    This has been a very interesting thread for me. As anyone who's been here for awhile knows, I myself am no stranger to controversy on this board. One of my lesser admirable qualities is that I am...
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    I can see your point. In my.neighborhood (not...

    I can see your point. In my.neighborhood (not going off on a zip code tangent here), historically housing prices have neen markedly lower than the Phoenix metro area as a whole.. This has very much...
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    TT, I could not agree with you more, especially...

    TT, I could not agree with you more, especially your second paragraph. I'm not going to bash the police here folks.....we have enough controversy over in the Health forum. What I will say in this...
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    About the above situation, what prosecutors say...

    About the above situation, what prosecutors say led them to prosecute - this former officer Ben Darby - he pulled the trigger 11 seconds after arriving on the scene and ignoring his partner's wish to...
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    There recently was a case with a LEO getting 25...

    There recently was a case with a LEO getting 25 years in prison in Huntsville, Alabama. The former officer shot and killed a suicidal man who held a gun to.his head but never pointed it to the...
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    Did Nevada expand Medicaid? This person sounds...

    Did Nevada expand Medicaid? This person sounds like someone who might be able to get counseling and meds in Arizona under Medicaid - but good luck with housing! Rents are going going going up up up...
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