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  1. I agree. There's more to the story that the OP...

    I agree. There's more to the story that the OP is not being told. If all that needs to happen is a transformer get replaced it shouldn't take more than a day. One blew up in the street in front of...
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    But people never say it that way. They always...

    But people never say it that way. They always say "well, what the eff is the point of outlawing guns since outlaws will always have guns anyway... It's just hopeless. oh my, thoughts and...
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    I always find fascinating the argument that if we...

    I always find fascinating the argument that if we make owning guns criminal only criminals will own guns and therefore ti's pointless. After all, we've made robbing banks, breaking into houses,...
  4. Thread: Russian Trollery

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    Life is complicated. I have a friend who thinks...

    Life is complicated. I have a friend who thinks ronald reagan was the greatest president ever. (not that he is old enough to actually remember reagan when he was in office) And he owns a bunch of...
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    I'm not a super mannersy person. I do catch...

    I'm not a super mannersy person. I do catch myself putting elbows on the table from time to time. And I couldn't care less what utensil someone uses. But I agree with certain basics. Covering...
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    What about french fries? Not trying to be...

    What about french fries? Not trying to be snarky, but I have a friend who would eat them with a fork. Just curious if you have his point of view or just didn't think of fries when posting.
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    Personally i dont use either utensil custom. As a...

    Personally i dont use either utensil custom. As a left hander i always picked up the fork woth my left hand to eat. And if i needed the knofe i just pickednit up with the roght hand (it was on that...
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    Wow! That was cool. I've always understood that...

    Wow! That was cool. I've always understood that I was at the upper end of a rich country, and now I see it bluntly spelled out in images. I didn't even see my toothbrush (a sonicare) in there. ...
  9. Thread: Zucchini noodles

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    I've always been suspicious of those spiralizers...

    I've always been suspicious of those spiralizers when I see them advertised. But maybe I need to consider getting one. Since I do most of the weekday cooking I'm always looking for something new...
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    But we are doing something about it. Thoughts...

    But we are doing something about it. Thoughts and prayers, baby. Thoughts and prayers.

    /snark
  11. For me the big eye opener in YMOYL was the...

    For me the big eye opener in YMOYL was the concept of the dollar value of my time. I was already living within my means when I met Dave Wampler (he was a college friend of a friend of mine so when...
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    Your post reminded me of when my father retired...

    Your post reminded me of when my father retired 25 years ago. He was the stereotypical person with no real interests to keep him busy once he retired. Mom had been a housewife for decades and had...
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    The reality is that neither article seemed to...

    The reality is that neither article seemed to point to any proof of causation, only correlation coupled with speculation.
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    Perhaps SS is the problem. Instead of forcing...

    Perhaps SS is the problem. Instead of forcing people to struggle to 62 to retire maybe the retirement age should be dropped to 55, since the other study found that people who retire at 55 live to be...
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    Ugg. Now that I've clicked on this thread a few...

    Ugg. Now that I've clicked on this thread a few times I finally did some google to see what I could find, since it occurred to me that surely not just underwear is likely to have been treated with...
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    I'm so jealous! You're going to the best city on...

    I'm so jealous! You're going to the best city on the planet! And it sounds like you've got a great deal with parking at your nephew's. Nutley isn't far at all from the city. Personally summer was...
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    I'm with Teacher Terry and Alan. And will add...

    I'm with Teacher Terry and Alan. And will add that maybe you need to buy brighter light bulbs for the basement. As you can probably tell I'm not a big believer in signs. It annoys me when a tv...
  18. Thread: 2017 Taxes!

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    I'm still waiting on e*trade. Supposedly I...

    I'm still waiting on e*trade. Supposedly I should have my forms from them on the 15th. I plan to do as much of the rest as I can this weekend so that hopefully an hour that evening and I can get...
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    I just recently finished a couple of books I had...

    I just recently finished a couple of books I had learned about here on a couple of threads. Full Body Burden, Growing up in the Shadow of Rocky Flats by Kristen Iversen and Dreamland, The Tale of...
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    I can't blame any media site for not wanting to...

    I can't blame any media site for not wanting to deal with a comments section. I'm always amazed at how quickly even innocuous articles' comment sections can turn toxic like catherine's facebook poll...
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    Personally I’m very excited to learn that the new...

    Personally I’m very excited to learn that the new tivo i bought SO for christmas not only has the ability to skip entire commercial breaks, it also has the ability to skip entire show segments sp we...
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    catherine, I personally would just delete the...

    catherine, I personally would just delete the entire post. Unless you've had half a dozen people ignore her and get back to the original point of the post.

    That said, while her comment was...
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    Sigh. And here I thought we could live happily...

    Sigh. And here I thought we could live happily ever after in a random texas town where the houses have almost no windows and can be bought for less than a year's rent in San Francisco. oh well. I...
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    Yep. We won't be retiring in the city. Right...

    Yep. We won't be retiring in the city. Right now we both make enough money that it makes sense to live here. But unless we want to work until we're 80 it doesn't make sense to stay here once we...
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    Moved to NYC in August 1990 at the age of 22. ...

    Moved to NYC in August 1990 at the age of 22. Met SO in december 2002. (my anniversary is december 22nd, the night we met. His is new year's eve that year, our first official date.) Moved to SF...
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