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    I live on an island 20 miles off shore. About 5...

    I live on an island 20 miles off shore. About 5 miles from our small village. My house is 1/2 up the side of the mountain here, you have to know how to get up here.

    Once on my property, you...
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    Nothing really. Life's too short.

    Nothing really. Life's too short.
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    My motivations were: - required for work -...

    My motivations were:

    - required for work
    - didn't want to spread covid to patients
    - didn't want to catch covid from patients, or tourists
    - didn't want to kill my ~80 year old parents, who...
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    Wait until the Gulf Stream collapses for some...

    Wait until the Gulf Stream collapses for some real climate fun!

    https://www.livescience.com/gulf-stream-slowing-climate-change.html
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    Every week, I see heroic people who declined to...

    Every week, I see heroic people who declined to visit the doctor, because they didn't want to bother the doctor for something minor, or who didn't want to deal with the co-pay, or who didn't want the...
  6. Thread: Estate settled

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    Congrats! I know the pain of these things all...

    Congrats! I know the pain of these things all too well, and you have my sympathies.
  7. Thread: SCRUM

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    I escaped the industry in 2001, and was spared.

    I escaped the industry in 2001, and was spared.
  8. Thread: Fireworks question

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    I am just going to randomly play my tuba all...

    I am just going to randomly play my tuba all night long.
  9. Thread: Bezos Beyond

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    As does Bezos, in even larger amounts. ...

    As does Bezos, in even larger amounts.

    https://www.geekwire.com/2021/jeff-bezos-mackenzie-scott-lead-list-top-philanthropists-u-s-2020/
  10. Thread: Fireworks question

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    They are illegal in my County. They go on for...

    They are illegal in my County.

    They go on for a week or so anyways.

    Very few resources for enforcement. I've gone to a bunch of investigation calls for the Fire Marshal, and basically all I...
  11. Thread: Olympics 2021

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    No, they rarely cover the events I am interested...

    No, they rarely cover the events I am interested in.
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    What specific things from the "1619 Project" are...

    What specific things from the "1619 Project" are being taught in schools? Which books, articles, sources, lesson plans?

    Mostly, when I hear "1619 Project", it is from people using it as a...
  13. Thread: Space is Big!

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    Well, now that we are past the Solstice, I am up...

    Well, now that we are past the Solstice, I am up to about an hour of useful "dark" a night, well after midnight.

    Here's the Milky Way from the last few days, from random spots I was lurking at 2am...
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    We don't do controlled burns in my neighborhood,...

    We don't do controlled burns in my neighborhood, there's so much fuel it would be a disaster. Once it is back in proper shape, we might be able to contemplate that, but that is easily 10-15 years...
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    Nope, just our usual practice of maintaining our...

    Nope, just our usual practice of maintaining our shaded fire breaks along the community roads, and installing a bit more where we fell behind(*). But, the material removed: do you chip it, or burn...
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    I used to think that too, but recently I've seen...

    I used to think that too, but recently I've seen the Twitterverse bleeding into real life, even in my small seemingly-nice community. I think a year or so of isolation, perhaps combined with the...
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    Yup. I am driven to withdraw entirely from...

    Yup. I am driven to withdraw entirely from public life, everyone has pretty much gone insane out there.
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    Interesting op-ed: ...

    Interesting op-ed:

    https://ctnewsjunkie.com/2021/06/28/op-ed-critical-race-theory-a-case-study-in-appropriation/
  19. Calling the foolish conduct of the prosecutor "a...

    Calling the foolish conduct of the prosecutor "a legal technicality" I think misses the entire point of our legal system.

    Might be worth reading the Court decision...
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    Bingo. Right now here we have local restaurant...

    Bingo.

    Right now here we have local restaurant owners complaining that they can't hire help. They typially blame the lack of affordable housing. The answer they typically propose involves the...
  21. Thread: YES! YES! YES!

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    I can't imagine wanting to be a law enforcement...

    I can't imagine wanting to be a law enforcement officer in today's world.
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    Yesterday I used my Fiat 500e electric vehicle,...

    Yesterday I used my Fiat 500e electric vehicle, parked under a shady tree in my driveway, as my air conditioned office for most of the day. Worked great - comfortable seats, good stereo, cup...
  23. Thread: YES! YES! YES!

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    I believe in the State and County where I live it...

    I believe in the State and County where I live it is perfectly legal for me to stand on my own land holding a loaded firearm, so long as I don't "brandish" it. "Brandish" doesn't mean "scares the...
  24. Thread: Post-covid splurge

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    Today's big splurge: $1k on eye exam, glasses,...

    Today's big splurge: $1k on eye exam, glasses, medication, $1.2k for dental exam and new crown.

    Woo hoo!
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    What were they going to be charged with? What...

    What were they going to be charged with?

    What did they end up pleading to?
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