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  1. If I were German I would not want to be called a...

    If I were German I would not want to be called a Germ, but as an American I Am what I Am.
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    It's been cold and I've been lethargic and put on...

    It's been cold and I've been lethargic and put on 5 pounds. I am now officially overweight, but I have to gain another 23 pounds before I am considered obese, plus pick up smoking if I want to get a...
  3. Your post made me think of my dad. He was a young...

    Your post made me think of my dad. He was a young child during World War II living on the West Coast and the kids would play war games including "Kill the Jap." As an adult he was horrified that he...
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    8 months later I thought it might be time to...

    8 months later I thought it might be time to revive this thread. If everyone who wants a vaccine can get one by summer or early fall it seems travel should be back then as a guilt free pleasure. I...
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    I got my haircut today and both the stylist and...

    I got my haircut today and both the stylist and me are in public facing positions and were supposed to get the vaccine in March but nothing is on the horizon.
  6. Thread: New job update

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    He may be pushing you so you'll quit and he...

    He may be pushing you so you'll quit and he doesn't have to pay more in unemployment premiums for getting rid of you. Don't leave until you get something else.
  7. Thread: Conavirus......

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    My state has updated its list of safe states to...

    My state has updated its list of safe states to travel to. New on the list is Missouri, which does not have a mask mandate. Hmmm.
  8. Thread: I Hate My Car

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    The clunker passed inspection but I cannot get...

    The clunker passed inspection but I cannot get any details from DS as to what repairs etc were needed to get it to pass. He is in a noncommunicative mood.
  9. Thread: Conavirus......

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    Some people cannot wear masks. My state has an...

    Some people cannot wear masks. My state has an exception with no doctor's note required. This has led to confrontations with stores telling people they have to wear masks, the patron complaining, and...
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    From today's news - among those with covid, the...

    From today's news - among those with covid, the obese are 10 times more likely to die of it than those who are not obese. I guess no one told the virus it has to be politically correct, so these are...
  11. Thread: March Frugals

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    DS has grown sufficiently concerned about the...

    DS has grown sufficiently concerned about the rusty water that we decided that should be priority one. He has been cleaning for a couple months now but still has more things to clean before a plumber...
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    Do let us know how you make out with the ortho...

    Do let us know how you make out with the ortho doctor. I hope there is something that can be done long-term to help you while you rest short-term.
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    Massachusetts has flat lands in the cranberry...

    Massachusetts has flat lands in the cranberry bogs (no wild rice though), lakes, mountains, and the ocean. I see your two landscapes and raise you two.
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    I would hope even if operating in auxiliary...

    I would hope even if operating in auxiliary capacities that they would be deemed to have good judgment, which is the quality we hope for in voters. It's also a quality exhibited by successfully...
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    17 year olds can serve in the US military with...

    17 year olds can serve in the US military with parental consent and some do.
  16. Thread: March Purge

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    My utility company has the right to come in and...

    My utility company has the right to come in and inspect my gas pipes. If I refuse they will cut off my service.
  17. Thread: New job update

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    Tradd are you vaccinated? If so maybe an employer...

    Tradd are you vaccinated? If so maybe an employer would not require a mask at least when you are in your own cubicle?
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    If they are here and working legally (green card)...

    If they are here and working legally (green card) they will be able to become citizens and to vote, and perhaps that 5 year process should be shortened. I would not oppose local governments giving...
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    Many minors have part-time jobs and pay taxes....

    Many minors have part-time jobs and pay taxes. Our country was founded on no taxation without representation. Anyone old enough to work and pay payroll taxes should have the right to vote. I would...
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    I looked up pods. This is when people socialize...

    I looked up pods. This is when people socialize with others outside their household maskless etc as if they lived together. There is no fixed pod size. I would like to create a pod with 7.674 billion...
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    No word at work so I assume they have been unable...

    No word at work so I assume they have been unable to secure a supply. They had hoped to offer vaccines mid March but there have been no announcements or sign ups.

    We are essential workers who...
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    A dull routine of going to work 5 days a week and...

    A dull routine of going to work 5 days a week and not much else. I do go for essential services like car repairs.
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    Mac and cheese.

    Mac and cheese.
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    Salem is pretty unique at Halloween. There are...

    Salem is pretty unique at Halloween. There are many other fun things but you can find them in other places as well.
  25. When covid is over one place I want to go is the...

    When covid is over one place I want to go is the Dr Seuss Museum in Springfield, MA. It will be interesting to see if/how they address this.
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