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  1. Let American Express fight this fight for you....

    Let American Express fight this fight for you. Membership has it's privileges and this is one of them.
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    Everytime you talk like this I feel really dumb...

    Everytime you talk like this I feel really dumb trying to manage my money.
    I mostly keep the advice of sticking to etfs of a few indexs (S&P 500, etc.), but not totally. As a Yahoo employee for the...
  3. Agree with the top statement here and endorse...

    Agree with the top statement here and endorse following the example of Mrs. C if the new opportunity has many flaws.
    An important thing to keep an eye on, especially at your career and life stage,...
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    Not sure what you are going for with that...

    Not sure what you are going for with that comment.

    Aldridge was a monster last night - an incredible performance. As far as LaMarcus being the only star - perhaps you're ignorant to our other All...
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    If Barkley is bemoaning the flopping and the...

    If Barkley is bemoaning the flopping and the heavy handed refereeing, then I agree that the game is in some ways less fun than the olden days. If it's a question of talent - no way, the league is...
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    The questions that makes me ask are: 1. Is the...

    The questions that makes me ask are:
    1. Is the mortgage business running out of customers they can qualify under the new rules? No more qualified folks to buy or re-fi?
    - If the answer to that is...
  7. Lotsa red in the tech sector in the past 45 days....

    Lotsa red in the tech sector in the past 45 days. Yelp down to mid-60s from a $101 high, plenty of other examples. Is this just profit taking on the momentum stocks or a broader correction? On the...
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    The driver who hit and killed the child is a...

    The driver who hit and killed the child is a friend of a friend of mine. He's not a fuck and he shouldn't burn in hell. He made a terrible mistake - lots of drivers (pros or not) make fatal mistakes...
  9. Looks like it was a lot of fun to make!

    Looks like it was a lot of fun to make!
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    Account Manager - digital media/SEM

    We've got a few open positions at my company - jobs in SF and down peninsula. Also know of similar openings in Chicago, plus maybe LA & NY.
    Decent pay - enough to afford living in SF as a...
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    Another way to go would be Go Ruck - super tough,...

    Another way to go would be Go Ruck - super tough, thoughtfully made gear, but a military style bag may not be the attention you want in some parts of the world. I'd think the GR2 would work, plus...
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    That Mountain Smith looks great. After choosing...

    That Mountain Smith looks great. After choosing the wrong luggage and bringing too much crap with me to Israel, I'm hot for this bag: http://topodesigns.com/collection/travel-bag/ - they have a mini...
  13. Looks awesome. I dropped a buddy off to start the...

    Looks awesome. I dropped a buddy off to start the CDT there last summer and know I need to get back for a longer visit. Looks like you nailed the weather and the itinerary. I also really dig a long...
  14. Time. I could quit and take a year or more off...

    Time. I could quit and take a year or more off right now, but can't seem to get a few weeks away to clear the head. Might have to fake a breakdown or medical issue.
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    Mike- From one Kailua boy to another (I grew up...

    Mike- From one Kailua boy to another (I grew up on Manono St, just off of Oneawa) I am so sorry to hear cancer is on you. I hope you kick cancer's ass and have a swift recovery with minimal lasting...
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    Thanks for the reminder, just went to Amazon and...

    Thanks for the reminder, just went to Amazon and ordered new sunscreens with Helioplex - not just my usual 85SPF, and not more expensive for the good brands. As a pale kid growing up in Hawaii I was...
  17. There's an imports shop on Hawthorne whose name I...

    There's an imports shop on Hawthorne whose name I can't remember, but they do very reputable work and over half their business is Subies.
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    Also - If you're an Amazon Prime member, get...

    Also - If you're an Amazon Prime member, get their video app - can't mirror across screens, but you can watch a lot of content that is not free anywhere else on your iPad.
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    Evernote is awesome across PC/Mobile/Tablet -...

    Evernote is awesome across PC/Mobile/Tablet - make sure to equip yourself with the Outlook and browser plug ins to send any content to Evernote for future use. Everything lives in the cloud. Free...
  20. Price out whatever you want to do to the truck...

    Price out whatever you want to do to the truck and then ask yourself, "Will doing these things make me $$$$$ happier?" Compare what else you could buy with that money and ask yourself if spending...
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    Rubbed bleach on my legs today trying to get this...

    Rubbed bleach on my legs today trying to get this poison oak to go away.
    Yesterday I tried Tecnu Extreme, vineagar & baking soda paste, oatmeal bath, hydrocortison cream, Ivarest, and various...
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    Since my reaction showed up several days after...

    Since my reaction showed up several days after exposure I am focused on shortening the irritation timeline. So far my research into home remedies suggests that oatmeal baths and rubbing a paste made...
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    Timely thread as I have come down with a nasty...

    Timely thread as I have come down with a nasty reaction to the bushwhacking I did almost a week prior. 5-6 day incubation before serious breakout of splotches of inflammation on my calves and ankles...
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    The draft was boring, but the trades and action...

    The draft was boring, but the trades and action during the "free agency moratorium" have been pretty interesting - especially all the point guard moves. The Lakers were very crafty to land Nash, that...
  25. I have a pair of skis that are begging for these....

    I have a pair of skis that are begging for these. Dynafits already mounted.
    Shipping plus 6 pack money?
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    There is a lot of sentiment out there that the...

    There is a lot of sentiment out there that the Celtics can bother the Heat. If they can get to the EC Finals without grinding down their old guys too much, particularly by going only 5 games or so...
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    I'm hoping the blowouts and big injuries are over...

    I'm hoping the blowouts and big injuries are over with. I watched most of the games on DVR, so at least I could FF through most of the boring parts, but I'd rather have more close games.
    Western...
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    I have a 1996 Tacoma 4wd that I adore, but if I...

    I have a 1996 Tacoma 4wd that I adore, but if I had it to do over again (and had parking other than SF street parking) I would have gone the wagon or van plus trailer route.
  29. Here's a pile of ideas from my old stomping...

    Here's a pile of ideas from my old stomping grounds: Along with the above advice, be prepared for drippy and chilly weather. You won't need to carry much food as you'll pass through (and probably eat...
  30. Buddies and I have been going to Wing Ridge,...

    Buddies and I have been going to Wing Ridge, nearby, annually for the past 10 years - what a phenomenal area. The guy who runs WAH just bought out the Wing Ridge and Big Sheep ops as well. Seems like...
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    Prisoners who don't have access to exercise space...

    Prisoners who don't have access to exercise space or equipment and eat institutional food can get ripped doing push-ups, sit ups, etc in a high stress, low comfort environment. What can you learn...
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    If you change your mind about Colorado pick up...

    If you change your mind about Colorado pick up only, I can paypal you today and include shipping costs, plus a little for your trouble.
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    Pragmatic answer: Tie up any loose ends that...

    Pragmatic answer: Tie up any loose ends that connect you - especially anything that could touch your finances, credit score, shared bills/accounts, property ownership, pet ownership, etc. If it is a...
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    the new que billah mixtape, birdshit, is solid....

    the new que billah mixtape, birdshit, is solid. go find it.
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    Senna, the movie about the incredible car racer...

    Senna, the movie about the incredible car racer is out on Netflix instant now. It is awesome.
  36. 1. Keep your lifestyle low cost 2. Do not buy...

    1. Keep your lifestyle low cost
    2. Do not buy things that depreciate dramatically, like cars and electronics
    3. Do not buy on credit unless it is a house, and even then think thrice
    4. Get the 4%...
  37. I bought my bro and some of my close pals a bunch...

    I bought my bro and some of my close pals a bunch of little everyday carry stuff: zippo, blade, etc.
    Sister got a carniverous plant
    My dad gets a bunch of scotch drinking accessories: glasses,...
  38. I do a fair bit of client entertaining in...

    I do a fair bit of client entertaining in Beellvue and here's my take:
    -John Howie's - this is primo, way outclasses Daniels
    -Daniel's - good, not great, strong on wine and has a kick ass back...
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    Check out the blog (which has begotten a book)...

    Check out the blog (which has begotten a book) http://earlyretirementextreme.com/ for another take on how to get to the non-working part of your life and what that could look like.
    Clearly, for...
  40. Finding good people/advisers - how do you do it?

    My life is getting to the point of sophistication/complication/opportunity/whatever that I could use some good advisers to help guide me and provide services to me. Specifically, I need a good tax...
  41. I have these as well and really love them. I use...

    I have these as well and really love them. I use them for 10-20 hours every week and find that nothing in the sub $50 range comes close (I tried a number of brands and models). They are holding up...
  42. Apple TV will have NBA League Pass if there is...

    Apple TV will have NBA League Pass if there is ever another season of NBA basketball - that's worth it to me so that I can get the digital sub to NBA LP and watch across devices- iPad, iPhone,...
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    The new mail works great for me and I like it...

    The new mail works great for me and I like it better than the old. Disclosure: I work for Yahoo - not on mail.
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    Step 1 - figure out the best way to protect as...

    Step 1 - figure out the best way to protect as much of that money from the tax man and anyone else who may try to stake a claim against it, use a smart lawyer and accountant to figure out how to keep...
  45. This was a lot of fun last year. If I am in town,...

    This was a lot of fun last year. If I am in town, I will definitely be there.
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    Yep, Jobs openly admitted that his visits to...

    Yep, Jobs openly admitted that his visits to Xerox's Palo Alto research facility were the inspiration for a lot of what he put into the Mac - things we take for granted today like the GUI and mouse...
  47. I really enjoy watching the NBA and it makes me...

    I really enjoy watching the NBA and it makes me sick that games are getting canceled. I watch every Blazers game I can, plus tons of other games. Plus, how can you not love Charles Barkley?
  48. If you like these kinds of houses and designs,...

    If you like these kinds of houses and designs, check out Lloyd Khan's books. There are a lot of folks out there making unique, beautiful shelters in stunning places.
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    I want these. I live in SF now, no hurry to...

    I want these. I live in SF now, no hurry to deliver/pick-up, but I can get you your $60 via paypal or whatever.
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    That is a very productive Denali trip: climb the...

    That is a very productive Denali trip: climb the Cassin, run up and down the South Butt a few times, ski both the Messner and the Orient Express, and put in a new line down the south face. Impressive...
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