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    I used to appropriate an old Joan Rivers line...

    I used to appropriate an old Joan Rivers line (Scatter my ashes at Bergdorfs). The way I told it to my wife and 4 daughters was, scatter my ashes at the local mall so that I can finally be reunited...
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    I love coffee. Generally have 2 cups a day. I...

    I love coffee. Generally have 2 cups a day. I can't stand starbucks coffee. Very bitter and burnt tasting. On a lighter note at least they are responsible for a great comedy bit.

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    Very cool pinkytoe. Thanks for posting.

    Very cool pinkytoe. Thanks for posting.
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    To me it is Joe Dominguez. Not even sure who I...

    To me it is Joe Dominguez. Not even sure who I would put in the second place slot.
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    I liked it but was far from knocked out by it. ...

    I liked it but was far from knocked out by it. Thought Paul Dano was outstanding but found Cusack (an actor I have liked in several other films) to be completely underwhelming and far from...
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    It's funny but living in South Florida our "go...

    It's funny but living in South Florida our "go to" simple nearby vacation tends to sound really exotic and expensive to people who live in other areas. A Caribbean cruise.

    During the off season...
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    If I can highjack the thread just a little bit. I...

    If I can highjack the thread just a little bit. I saw a wonderful short documentary on one of my Roku channels yesterday. It's called Slomo.

    It's about a gentleman who apparently is a bit of a...
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    For an excellent independent analysis of this...

    For an excellent independent analysis of this type of approach by someone who actually did the math I would recommend Joshua Sheat's podcast at...
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    You may have a very valid concern with corporate...

    You may have a very valid concern with corporate influence.

    Still not sure how you think it is instead better to get news from a network wholly owned and controlled by an unconstrained absolute...
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    +1 That appears to be exactly what Jane is...

    +1 That appears to be exactly what Jane is saying.
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    ???? Al Jazeera is owned by the government of...

    ???? Al Jazeera is owned by the government of Qatar. Are you somehow under the impression that an organization owned by a country's government and chaired by a Sheikh who is a member of that...
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    No the six officers are not facing murder...

    No the six officers are not facing murder charges. One officer is facing murder charges.
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    For investment and financial products advice...

    For investment and financial products advice Bogleheads is the winner by a mile. For more wide ranging advice on all things personal finance (but with far less knowledge and expertise in the...
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    And they've been the icon for crappy food for...

    And they've been the icon for crappy food for about 60 years now. Why would things change now solely because they continue to sell crappy food just as they have done successfully for well over half a...
  15. In my experience the difference between electing...

    In my experience the difference between electing judges and appointing judges is the difference between pandering to the electorate and pandering to the political elites/powerful.
  16. I actually think it was best described by Winston...

    I actually think it was best described by Winston Churchill

    "...it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried"
  17. Well put dmc.

    Well put dmc.
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    Ditto When we walked out of the theater after...

    Ditto

    When we walked out of the theater after Birdman and my wife asked me what I thought. The very first words I uttered were "very odd to watch a pretentious and self absorbed movie try to...
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    It's funny how people can have such different...

    It's funny how people can have such different views of the same performance. I remember walking of out of Boyhood thinking "I'm sure no one in the film industry will even notice it, but Patricia...
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    My vegetarian daughter used to eat seaweed salad...

    My vegetarian daughter used to eat seaweed salad voraciously until I pointed out the ingredients on the label to her. She went quite pale when she realized that part of the reason it may have been so...
  21. Don't know if it was just an off night but I...

    Don't know if it was just an off night but I would say that there was a big difference between the two performances. Paul Simon's voice definitely showed his age but he did a decent enough job of...
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    Since the original posting mentioned that they...

    Since the original posting mentioned that they heard about Republic through MMM, I must mention that my "go to" resource for all things involving cell phone plans is a gentleman nicknamed I.P. Daley...
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    I have the ROKU 3 and it does support Amazon.

    I have the ROKU 3 and it does support Amazon.
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    Still remember studying the line of cases...

    Still remember studying the line of cases starting with Wickard back in law school all those decades ago. The conclusion that I (and all the other law students I knew) came to, was that no matter...
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    Pretty prescient comment Cathy considering...

    Pretty prescient comment Cathy considering today's horrific news.
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