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    Related to this, I called the fire department...

    Related to this, I called the fire department today because the folks in the house behind mine, a 1900-era wood frame three decker, were using an open charcoal grill on their back porch. Which is not...
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    In a letter John Adams, second president of the...

    In a letter John Adams, second president of the US, wrote to his wife Abigail on July 3, 1776, he said that this day "ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Act of Devotion to...
  3. Much though I don't usually agree with bae, I...

    Much though I don't usually agree with bae, I agree that seeing a therapist for a few sessions to learn some coping skills on how to deal with this might help.

    And how lucky your friend is that...
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    The breakaway collars take a certain amount of...

    The breakaway collars take a certain amount of force to pop open--when a cat is snagged and twisting and pulling to get away, it will open. And you will probably lose both collar and tags when that...
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    My brother (30 year military veteran) tells...

    My brother (30 year military veteran) tells stories of going to some of the newer NATO countries for military exercises. At the country's military headquarters, there might be one copy machine, with...
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    I just checked what the local shelter charges for...

    I just checked what the local shelter charges for animals.

    Dogs: $275
    Puppies: $350
    Cats: $85
    Kittens: $135
    Senior Cats: $50
    "Desperate" Cats: $25 (cats who have been at the shelter over 60...
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    Well, if I won the Powerball, I'd buy all the...

    Well, if I won the Powerball, I'd buy all the books I wanted, hardcover, right after they were published, instead of waiting for them at the library. And I'd finally buy that Vermont farmhouse I've...
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    My dad's family always just shook the bottle and...

    My dad's family always just shook the bottle and mixed the cream and the milk together, so they were drinking whole milk. Mom's family spooned the cream out and used it for coffee, creating, in...
  9. Sad, but probably very true. Here, we used to...

    Sad, but probably very true.

    Here, we used to sort our recycling, but two years ago they switched to single-stream. Trash pick-up costs money--you have to use special city trash bags that cost...
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    When you say you have an older tv, does that mean...

    When you say you have an older tv, does that mean you don't have a flat screen?

    If you have wifi at home, you don't have to hook your computer up to the tv. There are a number of devices that can...
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    For the sizes available in the stores, a wise...

    For the sizes available in the stores, a wise woman I know who has worked in a large department store for over 30 years told me a few things.

    The stores order more of the middle sizes and fewer...
  12. I think it is fairly typical of US weddings for...

    I think it is fairly typical of US weddings for the wedding party to buy or rent matching clothes. Usually the guys rent tuxes; don't know why this groom went with buying a suit. But it is so common...
  13. My skin is dry, drier in some parts than others....

    My skin is dry, drier in some parts than others. I'm constantly using hand lotion, because washing my hands dries them out to the point where it is uncomfortable and my skin cracks. I put lotion on...
  14. Viewing porn at the public library is a protected...

    Viewing porn at the public library is a protected right in some states. It has been decided that the libraries cannot censor what patrons do on the computers. I know in the university library I...
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    If it were a secret military operation to take...

    If it were a secret military operation to take over Texas, why would it be publicized so freely?

    The scope of this operation is large, but other than that it is very little different from the...
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    It's free if you change your address at the post...

    It's free if you change your address at the post office or get a change of address card at the post office. The $1.05 online fee has something to do with proving you are who you say you are....
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    You can always go to the bank and get a cashier's...

    You can always go to the bank and get a cashier's check, which will not have your name on it. Then send the check to the charity.
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    I was referring to the "Below the Line"...

    I was referring to the "Below the Line" Challenge, not the SNAP challenge.

    Below the Line allots $1.50 per day for five days. Compared to that, the SNAP budget is luxurious.
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    Paltrow took the food stamp challenge. The "live...

    Paltrow took the food stamp challenge. The "live below the poverty line challenge" has been discussed here in early posts. I think that one is especially challenging here in the US, because you can't...
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    The flip side is that you can have a job, and...

    The flip side is that you can have a job, and work hard at it, and still not be able to support yourself, let alone a family.

    When I was laid off and on unemployment, the state considered me...
  21. Thread: Cursing

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    My mom always said, "If you use bad words all the...

    My mom always said, "If you use bad words all the time, for every little thing, what are you going to say when something really bad happens? You'll have used all the bad words up."

    Like so much of...
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    I recently found the "Ask a Manager" website....

    I recently found the "Ask a Manager" website. There's ton of really good info on writing your resume and cover letter there. It might be worth a look.
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    One thing to watch out for in buying thrift store...

    One thing to watch out for in buying thrift store luggage is the size. If you are planning on air travel, the airlines keep reducing the size of allowed carry ons. So some luggage may be in the...
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    Eighty dollars is actually not a bad price for a...

    Eighty dollars is actually not a bad price for a new suitcase.

    Samsonite carry ons can cost up to $150.
    Travelpro carry ons cost about $180.
    Briggs carry ons can cost up to $380.
    Tumi carry...
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    I think what the realtors are saying is that the...

    I think what the realtors are saying is that the average house buyer wants the list of things they mentioned. Houses that have all those things are easy for the realtors to sell. Houses which don't...
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