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  1. Thread: AARP - worth it?

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    I belonged for a while, but did not use their...

    I belonged for a while, but did not use their AARP discounts much. I probably saved a little a few times for motels, but was never asked for a card and it's probably within the realm of some to just...
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    Some time ago I daydreamed something similar. ...

    Some time ago I daydreamed something similar. Food truck seem pretty popular these days. From what I've seen around they are sort of the opposite of any sort of health food. Might be a niche in...
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    By the time I eat as much garden kale as I can, I...

    By the time I eat as much garden kale as I can, I am over it for the year. Strawberries were also high on the nasty list. I always buy organic strawberries.
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    Maybe it's because he's a home town boy, but it's...

    Maybe it's because he's a home town boy, but it's too bad the media isn't giving Hickenlooper more air time. I have wondered how they choose how to divide their air time among the candidates, but...
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    I had a friend who dumpster dives in a college...

    I had a friend who dumpster dives in a college town and has made some money in the past with books on Amazon and eBay. He has said that other than textbooks and collector book, ebooks pretty much...
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    Sellbackyourbook dot com

    I am a slow reader and tend to get a couple or few books going at a time. Result is that I typically buy books rather than use library services. I shop used on Amazon and can usually get a few...
  7. Thread: Spring Migration

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    i think bird migration is pretty amazing. My...

    i think bird migration is pretty amazing. My understanding is that geese, cranes, raptors and maybe a few more migrators are monogamous and mate for the life of their partner. I've wondered how...
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    My hometown gets 12 inches of precipitation a...

    My hometown gets 12 inches of precipitation a year on the average. Where I live now we get 14" average, but last year it was less than 10". I have an appreciation for most things that are green,...
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    In think it's not uncommon when people plant...

    In think it's not uncommon when people plant things to not anticipate how big they might get. I've had to remove three old trees in my yard that were interfering with structures. One was a huge...
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    I'm sorry to hear about your tree. Nice trees...

    I'm sorry to hear about your tree. Nice trees add to a home's comfort and I've not understood people with treeless yards.

    Last spring a big wind toppled my back neighbors giant Blue Spruce into...
  11. Thread: Trump Tweets

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    He tactfully picked on someone who is not capable...

    He tactfully picked on someone who is not capable of fighting back, his old whipping boy McCain.
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    Thanks. Maybe the ironing board will go and the...

    Thanks. Maybe the ironing board will go and the iron will stay. I didn't realize so many people ironed routinely. And sewed. Maybe ironing could be called "mindful meditation" these days. My...
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    I suspect at this point not too many people,...

    I suspect at this point not too many people, maybe including the media, know what Beto's running platform is or will be. He's not old, has plenty of enthusiasm, is well spoken, AND not connected to...
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    Anyone iron anymore?

    Low fruit on my spring declutter is an ironing board stored out in the garage. It think I've used it for weddings and funeral once every year or so, but anymore those seem to be less formal and...
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    There are several candidates I like and would...

    There are several candidates I like and would vote for, but I am not seeing many that are electable and capable of beating Trump. They have platforms that may appeal to more liberal democrats and...
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    The weather guys get pretty creative with names...

    The weather guys get pretty creative with names these days. They are calling it a "bomb cyclone".
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    I have pretty much subscribed to a very general...

    I have pretty much subscribed to a very general rule of thumb, 100 minus age equals the recommended percent of savings in equities. So I've benefited from the bull market, but better interest rates...
  18. Thread: Coincidences

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    That's a nice story, Simplemind!

    That's a nice story, Simplemind!
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    I had a late fee slapped onto my trash removal...

    I had a late fee slapped onto my trash removal bill for a check that somehow got delayed in the mail for a couple of weeks. It took about 5 minutes on the phone to get the fee removed.
  20. Thread: Coincidences

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    My retired cousin lives in one of the frigid...

    My retired cousin lives in one of the frigid northern states and drives to Texas for a few of the winter months. One year they stopped over in a small Arizona touristy town on the way and took a...
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    He also is a bit of an environmentalist, so he...

    He also is a bit of an environmentalist, so he may restrict beer access to coal miners.

    I think Hick was well like as mayor and governor. I thought of him as a moderate liberal and he didn't rile...
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    I thought Witch Elm was very good, but not quite...

    I thought Witch Elm was very good, but not quite excellent. It was a gradually unfolding story line rather than some sort of thriller or page burner, which is not necessarily bad. Fun characters...
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    i don't mind telling people my age, but also...

    i don't mind telling people my age, but also question the politeness of someone who asks. I guess it depends on how I know the person and why they are asking. I don't really think it's an important...
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    I'd look at old Stanley metal lunch boxes or old...

    I'd look at old Stanley metal lunch boxes or old miner's lunch boxes on eBay. Some of the old miner's lunch boxes are pretty functional and cool. I understand not wanting vintage, but it seems like...
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    I don't know if I understand the question enough...

    I don't know if I understand the question enough to give an opinion, but many of the European countries are ahead of the U.S. in taking climate change more seriously and reducing fossil fuel use. I...
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