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    wow, this is a new one. In addition to demanding...

    wow, this is a new one. In addition to demanding money up front for "job creation" now they continue the pillaging by reducing their taxes to a net negative for the community. Is everyone so...
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    or, we can just declare war on Canada and take...

    or, we can just declare war on Canada and take their water :) but honestly if I did have the resources I'd be buying property around the Great Lakes or similar water-rich area for my next...
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    And in this case there's undue influence from...

    And in this case there's undue influence from agribusiness including dairy farmers, cotton farmers, etc. who can buy politicians. But the fact that water - Water! - has become entangled in politics...
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    Water - Going, going ..

    This is the best article I've seen on the water situation in the Southwest. Very readable, very sobering. 30 years from now is it even going to be livable here?
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    Watched "Mr. Holmes" today - fictional tale about...

    Watched "Mr. Holmes" today - fictional tale about an aged Sherlock Holmes set in England after WWII with flashbacks to the 1910-1920 time period. Beautiful to watch, a little slow on the plot...
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    Interesting comment about the bins and storage...

    Interesting comment about the bins and storage racks: I remember reading how many hoarders actually loved buying plastic totes, bins, boxes, racks, etc. I guess it gave them some thought that they...
  7. Thread: found guilty

    by Lainey
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    I heard this on the news too. But a radio...

    I heard this on the news too. But a radio commentator here had an interesting thought to add: what if admittedly mentally ill people like Holmes who admits guilt and it's also obvious via...
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    I have to admit I'm really enjoying this "new"...

    I have to admit I'm really enjoying this "new" Poldark series. The lead actor is very good and a treat for the eyes, but the actress playing Demelza is excellent, just luminous.
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    Float On, I'm curious whether you get the okay...

    Float On, I'm curious whether you get the okay from your kids to declutter their things? do they trust your judgment or do you make sure they're okay with your decision before you toss, donate, etc.?
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    Date nut coconut rolls from Sprouts - what a...

    Date nut coconut rolls from Sprouts - what a treat. I gotta buy these more often.
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    peggy - That's sad news. It's tough to lose your...

    peggy - That's sad news. It's tough to lose your second parent, it certainly is a milestone. Sounds like she had happiness in life and that is no small thing.
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    Finally saw "Boyhood" thanks to a free Showtime...

    Finally saw "Boyhood" thanks to a free Showtime weekend on my cable. Enjoyed watching the capsulated 12 year journey of the boy from age 6 to age 18. And I always enjoy Patricia Arquette, she...
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    I echo this, Dhiana. I think having someone just...

    I echo this, Dhiana. I think having someone just a few years older than they are (under age 30) who managed to avoid the traps of credit cards, expensive cars, etc. and has some solid savings and...
  14. and I would add, Update your online presence. If...

    and I would add, Update your online presence. If you're on LinkedIn or other sites that a potential employer would be looking at then you want to make sure everything is professional and current. ...
  15. That is difficult, Danna. Good to hear you were...

    That is difficult, Danna. Good to hear you were able to spend time together before the end, though.
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    Ishbel, there was a segment on the National...

    Ishbel, there was a segment on the National Public Radio this afternoon about this. One man said his wife (girlfriend? - I didn't catch the very beginning) seemed on edge that morning and asked him...
  17. Thread: Greece

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    CathyA, I had heard a long time ago that it was a...

    CathyA, I had heard a long time ago that it was a cultural thing, like in Italy, that people ignore paying their taxes. So it certainly looks like there was no penalty or follow-up for refusing to...
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    I have to admit this topic was on my mind again,...

    I have to admit this topic was on my mind again, especially with the slowdown in China, the Greek debt crisis, now the Puerto Rico debt crisis, and the news that the main federally chartered banks...
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    More Robots, Less Jobs?

    Heard a lecture on c-span by Martin Ford, author of The Rise of the Robots - Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future. Basically he's saying a) it's happening faster than we think - projections...
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    Two boxes of papers sent to the shredder barrel...

    Two boxes of papers sent to the shredder barrel at work today. If I can cheat and count every document as one, then I'm already past 100 ;)
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    I usually run my a/c at 78 degrees, so kib, it's...

    I usually run my a/c at 78 degrees, so kib, it's funny to see your a/c set at around 85 because last week when I came home from work and found that it was 85 degrees I knew something was wrong! The...
  22. Thread: Wow.....

    by Lainey
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    Rob - that was the first word I thought of too -...

    Rob - that was the first word I thought of too - "Wow"! Very exciting day. No more "civil unions." I liked what one commentator said, "It's about hearts, not parts." !
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    Does it count when you declutter your grown...

    Does it count when you declutter your grown offspring's stuff? He left the nest a few years ago now but left behind several boxes of papers and a big plastic box of miscellaneous. I had to see this...
  24. Wonderful news, lhamo. Good for you for...

    Wonderful news, lhamo. Good for you for persevering and getting your life in balance, and for your son's educational opportunity. You'll have to let us know how the transition goes.
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    Good going, TVRodriguez! wish we had a special...

    Good going, TVRodriguez! wish we had a special emoji for "I'm debt free" or "we burned the mortgage" :)
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