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    The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

    Motivated by recent experiences cleaning out two deceased parents' homes, and our renewed efforts to clean up our own place so as not to place this burden on our daughter, I read this trendy book the...
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    I have the tools to do this. They are a bit...

    I have the tools to do this. They are a bit spendy. For a single piece of work like this, if I didn't have the gear/skill, I'd find someone who has the tools and skills, and talk them into it.
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    I think you have a problem. I live in an area...

    I think you have a problem. I live in an area with heavy rains and frequent winds of 60+mph, and I don't have that problem with either of my chimneys. Proper design/maintenance up top is essential...
  4. We've switched to Canon here at the house as...

    We've switched to Canon here at the house as well, after a similar Microsoft "update" killed off our perfectly-good Epson printer.
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    We subscribe to the Times. Their opinion of...

    We subscribe to the Times. Their opinion of people like my wife and I is....amazing. We might as well be space aliens to them.
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    I suspect one of our problems is that we are...

    I suspect one of our problems is that we are infested year-round with tourists/visitors, who may not have much social capital invested in keeping things nice.
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    I own several pieces of commercial real estate in...

    I own several pieces of commercial real estate in town. They have bathrooms in shared hallway spaces that the public could in theory use. When I bought them, against the advice of other property...
  8. California sent the Guard with some conditions......

    California sent the Guard with some conditions... For instance, that they can;t be used for any immigration enforcement or wall-related actitivities.

    I realize the headlines make for better...
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    It seems to me that a fair number of influential...

    It seems to me that a fair number of influential Republicans who have seats in secure districts and plenty of years left in their potential political careers are choosing to wash their hands of this...
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    I’m looking at my outdated copy of the...

    I’m looking at my outdated copy of the Constitution, and I don’t see one of the Senate’s enumerated powers being “make a business owner squirm” anywhere.
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    They seem to have had a warrant and were acting...

    They seem to have had a warrant and were acting within the rule of law. Without examining the warrant, and the affidavit submitted to request the warrant, reviewing the procedures used, and so on,...
  12. You might find this helpful in your new...

    You might find this helpful in your new managerial role....

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    I have been living many of my wildest dreams...

    I have been living many of my wildest dreams already, in a Buckaroo Bonzai-like fashion.

    For my wilder dreams to be realizeable, we need significant technological advances, so I can live nearly...
  14. Should the USA have borders?

    Should the USA have borders?
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    The phrase “common sense reform” is full of...

    The phrase “common sense reform” is full of nonsense.
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    Government involvement in marriage is horrid, and...

    Government involvement in marriage is horrid, and thus I don't feel compel to concern myself about the morality of navigating around the rules of the institution in order to protect my family.
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    Happy Cultural Appropriation Day! ...

    Happy Cultural Appropriation Day!

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    Because the well of civil discourse has been...

    Because the well of civil discourse has been poisoned, and it is no longer possible to have a sane discussion.
  19. Rob - that’s hateful bullshit. I work with...

    Rob - that’s hateful bullshit. I work with police officers every single day, and most of them are fine men and women who risk a lot to keep our community safe and to help people. Human life...
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    Would this be a good moment to mention my fine...

    Would this be a good moment to mention my fine collection of cannon? (Which oddly, are almost completely unregulated...)
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    Raising the age for rifles to 21 poses similar...

    Raising the age for rifles to 21 poses similar issues for rural residents. My daughter had her first rifle at 10 or so. At my very rural high school, we were able to check out our rifles from the...
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    I have firearms I inherited from elderly...

    I have firearms I inherited from elderly relatives that would be quite suitable for engaging multiple targets rapidly, and capable of extended periods of continuous fire. They were made in the...
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    I think we should ban the sale of cell phones to...

    I think we should ban the sale of cell phones to people under the age of 21. Apparently 11 children a day die from texting-and-driving. ...
  24. I know if I have an “incident” on duty, an agency...

    I know if I have an “incident” on duty, an agency outside of my own does the investigation and follow up. Seems quite reasonable for anything but the most minor problems. I mean, if I get a...
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    I am fortunate in that my grandparents and great...

    I am fortunate in that my grandparents and great grandparents on both sides tend to live into their mid to late 90s and then quietly pass.
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