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    If I were diagnosed with an imminent terminal...

    If I were diagnosed with an imminent terminal illness, I would definitely want some sort of additional medical or psychological support. I don't know a lot about antidepressants but all the TV ads...
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    Outwardly that does not seem like a good idea. I...

    Outwardly that does not seem like a good idea. I could see it being a big problem if everyone starting doing that. I have camped in some pretty remote locations and the standard back country rule...
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    Our local news yesterday had a feature on a man...

    Our local news yesterday had a feature on a man who had attempted suicide twice, had gone through various therapies and medications but still had suicidal thoughts. He was middle aged and seemed to...
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    I have always entertained some romantic notion of...

    I have always entertained some romantic notion of a Steinbeck like camper once my tent camping days were done, which is about now. I can't see towing a camper, although I've seen those tear drop...
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    Molly, you might explore the Mister Money...

    Molly, you might explore the Mister Money Mustache forums. The participants are generally a younger bunch that has ideas about an ambitious or extreme retirement age. I'm sure there is more, but I...
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    I don't have a solid answer, especially when...

    I don't have a solid answer, especially when health care cost seem to go up so much each year, but I had the impression that Obamacare would help to relieve the golden handcuffs of employer provided...
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    I retired at 56 on a small pension plus some...

    I retired at 56 on a small pension plus some savings. I actually would like to have retire a little earlier if finances would have allowed. The term "retire" can be a little bit of a misnomer, like...
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    Interesting. It does seem like there are plant...

    Interesting. It does seem like there are plant based poop bags and without making a study of it, it would seem like those are at least better than plastics that persist in the environment almost...
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    I have read surveys of young people where they...

    I have read surveys of young people where they are asked about basic details of the Vietnam War, the Korean Conflict, and even World War II. They give the impression that a large percentage of the...
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    I’m not a pet owner, but was under the impression...

    I’m not a pet owner, but was under the impression there are supposedly bio degradable bags that are not made of plastic made especially for pet clean up.

    Maybe something to look up?
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    Yes, much of my pot observations are from the...

    Yes, much of my pot observations are from the '70's scene, but I think there may be some who have been given the impression that it is harmless. There may not be too many adverse physical issues,...
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    I missed the debates and my scan of a couple...

    I missed the debates and my scan of a couple reviews were mostly about back biting and one up man ship. I have wondered if any of the further left have backed off on some of the policies that are...
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    Physically, but too much can give someone a...

    Physically, but too much can give someone a something like a bad trip, especially for someone whose not tried it much. It's been it's been warned about in the news papers here, i think mostly as...
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    Sounds like an overdose to me.

    Sounds like an overdose to me.
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    I think buying art from local artists helps...

    I think buying art from local artists helps support the art community in general and beats buying some mass produced things, even if it's not as attractive.
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    Someone mentioned recently that there are...

    Someone mentioned recently that there are teenagers old enough to drive who weren't even born then. It seems quite recent to me.
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    I have a handful of friends who live in rural...

    I have a handful of friends who live in rural America and have done my stint living in a couple of towns less than 1,000 people. Some people have a natural fit for those sorts of places and find a...
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    Without more information, it does seem a little...

    Without more information, it does seem a little odd, if not bordering on paranoia.

    I have lived places where the old saying, good fences make good neighbors, was pretty much the situation. ...
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    Not specifically, but I think I have seen their...

    Not specifically, but I think I have seen their operation somewhere. One thing I have learned from comparing both is that raised beds are superior in many ways to open urban gardens. I even grow...
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    Our city uses goats to browse on the weeds in the...

    Our city uses goats to browse on the weeds in the city open spaces, but itís definitely an underutilized opportunity. I think they need to be fenced out of areas with native flowers and shrubs and...
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    I don't think the situations are exactly...

    I don't think the situations are exactly comparable, but it's ironic how we've eliminated the native plants and animals in virtually every place here that has significant agricultural value, and yet...
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    I have accumulated a lot of fish karma, too. Now...

    I have accumulated a lot of fish karma, too. Now it’s catch and release, which probably seems silly to some, but less silly than golf to me.
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    I have hunted and eaten them. Not my favorite...

    I have hunted and eaten them. Not my favorite wild game, but totally edible. I won't hunt them now. They are monogamous and pick a lifetime mate. The resident Canada Geese that are here year...
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    I would go more with closed system aquaculture,...

    I would go more with closed system aquaculture, though our park geese population could use some thinning.

    i think some have made a case for buffalo. They would probably thrive where corn once...
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    I suspect the price of beef would sky rocket due...

    I suspect the price of beef would sky rocket due to supply and demand. There are places where the climate or soil won’t support much grassland feed. More people would be forced into vegetarian...
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