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  1. Thread: Bezos Beyond

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    I could find some issues with Bezos and how he...

    I could find some issues with Bezos and how he spends his money, as well as a system that allows a single individual to have so much money. Historically speaking, I don't see that he is out of line...
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    In a state with the lowest vaccination rate in...

    In a state with the lowest vaccination rate in the country it's probably a significant factor, but not the only thing.
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    When the news says unvaccinated people account...

    When the news says unvaccinated people account for 95 or 97% of the covid hospitalizations, I assume these people are tested for covid to verify their illness. So I wonder about the other three or...
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    Three of the houses in my immediate neighborhood...

    Three of the houses in my immediate neighborhood were home to working folk who occasionally travelled, but now either work from home or are collecting unemployment. So now there is more neighborhood...
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    I live in what is probably a quiet low crime area...

    I live in what is probably a quiet low crime area and don't have much for advanced security. Our neighborhood has neighborhood watch signs out and I have the names and phone numbers of all the...
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    It might not be universal, but our local news has...

    It might not be universal, but our local news has had features on service workers in popular tourist towns who are camping out on public land, since local housing is unaffordable. It prossibly makes...
  7. I thought about it and really couldn't come up...

    I thought about it and really couldn't come up with anything. I may hang onto more than I should, but other than some inherited family items, they can be replaced if it turns out to be a big deal.
  8. Thread: Frugal Vs Easy

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    I dropped my membership to the big discount...

    I dropped my membership to the big discount warehouse box store years ago. Managing storage for all of the big bulk items wasn't worth the savings, plus it always seemed like sort of a bizarre...
  9. Thread: Conavirus......

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    I'd just suspect that the mask hole people and...

    I'd just suspect that the mask hole people and the unvaccinated could intersect significantly since both could be presumed an issue of personal freedom.

    The local news for my small suburban area...
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    Sleepless In Seattle. I might guess most...

    Sleepless In Seattle. I might guess most everyone but me has seen it. A little fairy tale like, but they should make more movies like that. Great soundtrack.
  11. I suspect in 235 years it might even be less than...

    I suspect in 235 years it might even be less than a footnote.

    I doubt if anything could ever become of it, but it's too bad no one is pursuing Trump or Giuliani for inciting to riot now that 45...
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    i think that was very recent, but still a...

    i think that was very recent, but still a pittance for the risk and harsh conditions. It’s starting wage at fast food joints around here.
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    Our local news today featured stories about a...

    Our local news today featured stories about a several restaurants that were offering a thousand to twenty five hundred dollars as a sign on bonus for servers and kitchen help willing to commit to 60...
  14. Thread: Shipping delays

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    I have a couple of things on my wish list that...

    I have a couple of things on my wish list that I've been unable to get. Not critical now, but will need eventually. I check web sites of suppliers semi-routinely and the usual message is, out of...
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    In my waiter days back in the Precambrian era I...

    In my waiter days back in the Precambrian era I always though waiters made a pretty decent wage with tips, relative to the skills required. It probably depends a lot on the popularity and turnover...
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    I was sitting on my back porch enjoying some...

    I was sitting on my back porch enjoying some weekend morning solitude when the neighborhood power tools fired up. I thought, I could own noise cancelling bluetooth earbuds and listen music. Ordered...
  17. Thread: Dream Home

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    I'd not be a fan of the three level living...

    I'd not be a fan of the three level living spaces, but the open maim floor is really nice. I'd predict high maintenance as well. In my brief travels through southern Vermont it seems like gravel...
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    I didn't learn of the Sand Creek until doing a...

    I didn't learn of the Sand Creek until doing a writing assignment about it in college. I was a full fledged adult before learning of the Japanese interment camps, even though a couple were...
  19. From my little bit of research the experts in...

    From my little bit of research the experts in Colorado seem to agree that prescribed burns are part of the solution. The state has accumulated one and a half million acres of beetle kill pine that...
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    I just finished backups of my important photos. ...

    I just finished backups of my important photos. I don't trust the cloud either, possibly out of ignorance. I now have these on my laptop memory and desktop memory, plus a copy on a flash drive and...
  21. Thread: Boxabl homes

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    Pretty ingenious. I think I could live in the...

    Pretty ingenious. I think I could live in the small space, but would need a large shed. For the price or a little more I might expect some sort of integrated solar collection and storage system as...
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    Almost done with "Our Story Begins" by Tobias...

    Almost done with "Our Story Begins" by Tobias Wolff. I'd not heard of Tobias Wolff before the Ken Burns Hemingway series where he was featured in several commentaries. I've gathered since that he...
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    Mostly just eye candy, but I enjoyed browsing...

    Mostly just eye candy, but I enjoyed browsing this site that features what they are calling the healthiest homes on the planet.

    https://www.phoenixhaus.com/
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    I enjoyed The Biggest Little Farm. It is about a...

    I enjoyed The Biggest Little Farm. It is about a couple in California buying a 200 acre abandoned farm and orchard and turning it into an organic truck farm for fruit, livestock, and other crops. ...
  25. Thread: Bezos Beyond

    by Rogar
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    For those concerned about survival of the species...

    For those concerned about survival of the species in the possibility of an extinction event or conditions, going underground seems more practical than settling on a distant planet. I suspect there...
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