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    What you and others think you are hearing is...

    What you and others think you are hearing is totally in your own mind. I don't make any judgements about people, I just express my own opinion about what has been said or offer a potential...
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    I came back after more than ten years absence...

    I came back after more than ten years absence because lurking for a while made me think this forum had reached a point where it was now possible to openly engage in dialog about differing opinions...
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    Where in that post did I say anyone was stupid? ...

    Where in that post did I say anyone was stupid?

    Disagreeing with an opinion doesn't mean you think the other person is less intelligent than you. It just means you disagree with their opinion.
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    I said Gardnr was "feigning naivety"' IIRC you...

    I said Gardnr was "feigning naivety"' IIRC you use translation software which may have mistranslated that phrase.

    And before you criticize my attitude by attributing things to me that I haven't...
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    But you DO have a silverware tray, which by...

    But you DO have a silverware tray, which by ApatheticNoMore's logic is "redundant" because it's "a container within a container".

    Some items are most efficiently stored and organized by keeping...
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    I also use less detergent than the bottle says,...

    I also use less detergent than the bottle says, but I do use the extra rinse cycle because I discovered that even using reduced detergent it doesn't all rinse out. Try this: load the washer with...
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    Kondo is OCD for sure, but what she says is...

    Kondo is OCD for sure, but what she says is consistent enough with Japanese minimalism and Japanese (Shinto) spiritualism and other aspects of Japanese culture for me to believe she's totally for...
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    Office Depot and various other places sell...

    Office Depot and various other places sell various sizes of clear plastic boxes that let you see what is inside without pulling them out or opening them. Some have lids, some don't. Some of the...
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    I have an extremely apropos quote from Mark...

    I have an extremely apropos quote from Mark Twain, but I'm going to be nice about this and not use it.... ;)
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    You should have read the rest of my post, which...

    You should have read the rest of my post, which explains for the benefit of people like you why that first sentence is true.

    MAIN POINT: What something is "worth" to a person who owns it isn't the...
  11. They're not "up in arms". They're just objecting...

    They're not "up in arms". They're just objecting to the feds suddenly deciding to dump migrants in nearby small towns instead of transporting them to distant cities that have more facilities to help...
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    That's not true. The real value of a thing is the...

    That's not true. The real value of a thing is the price at which both a buyer and a seller would be willing to make the transaction.

    If a buyer wants the object and the owner wants to keep it, the...
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    I got my 2nd Pfizer shot yesterday afternoon....

    I got my 2nd Pfizer shot yesterday afternoon. After the first shot I had noticeable but extremely mild side effects that peaked 12-15 hours after the shot. This time the side effects are 3-4 times as...
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    The only place I've ever encountered the claim...

    The only place I've ever encountered the claim that Christmas and/or Easter is a pagan holiday is in propaganda spread by fundamentalist Christian cults/denominations that believe almost everything...
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    The historical connection of hot cross buns to...

    The historical connection of hot cross buns to Easter is clear enough, but I still think it's ironic that people would eat sweet spicy bread decorated with an X on Good Friday. Unleavened bread or...
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    We're talking about people who use FaceBook, or...

    We're talking about people who use FaceBook, or other equally bad social media. They are nuts as far as sharing all kinds of personal information with their "friends" and not realizing the whole...
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    Christmas and New Years Eve both exist because of...

    Christmas and New Years Eve both exist because of the Winter Solstice, as I explained in post #8.

    And if you want to be historical about it, the New Testament story about the shepherds being out...
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    What exactly are you disagreeing with? I said...

    What exactly are you disagreeing with? I said Christians didn't adopt the pagan holidays, and they clearly didn't. Christians began holding Christian celebrations on the same dates as pagan holidays...
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    Two Relevant MarketWatch Articles: ‘It’s not...

    Two Relevant MarketWatch Articles:

    ‘It’s not just about what’s on that card’: Don’t post your COVID-19 vaccination card on social media — here’s why...
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    As an example of recent pickups being only a...

    As an example of recent pickups being only a little taller than they used to be: The stock 2021 Ford F-150 pickup is 6 ft 6 inches tall. I'm guessing the top of the cab is 24 inches higher than the...
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    Some people in this thread are overlooking the...

    Some people in this thread are overlooking the fact that "big pickup" is not the same thing as "tall pickup". All of the real work trucks I've seen are big pickups with normal or close-to-normal...
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    Wouldn't hot cross buns be a rather ironic and...

    Wouldn't hot cross buns be a rather ironic and unfortunate choice, given the reason we observe Easter?
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    Not really. There are four significant solar...

    Not really.

    There are four significant solar events every year. The Summer Solstice (longest daylight hours, Sun reaches its farthest north sunrise and sunset position) Winter Solstice (shortest...
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    It was a real ribbon, available in real life, but...

    It was a real ribbon, available in real life, but I don't know a current source.

    There have been a lot of times in my own life when having an "Adequate" ribbon would have been very motivating or...
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    A lot of people here, including IL, deserve more...

    A lot of people here, including IL, deserve more than just a Participation ribbon.

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    Better? :)
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