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    $85B?? for a small city? Must be a typo. Should...

    $85B?? for a small city? Must be a typo. Should be $85M?
  2. Thread: 2020 PGA

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    DJ has his work cut out for him this week. You...

    DJ has his work cut out for him this week.

    You guys are going to melt down when Patrick Reed walks away with it.
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    OK, so the spring loaded ladder idea has some...

    OK, so the spring loaded ladder idea has some flaws...

    How about this? Take one of those explosive paint packs that they put into the money bags for bank robbers and mix in a tracer element that...
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    They say they’re going to add more physical...

    They say they’re going to add more physical barriers to the towers. Reminds me of trying to fight squirrels.
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    How hard would it be to rig a big spring to the...

    How hard would it be to rig a big spring to the top of the ladder, with a remote controlled latch? When the alarm goes off, and the attendant verifies a miscreant is climbing the ladder by video, he...
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    For some strange reason I never made it over to...

    For some strange reason I never made it over to San Juan Island, but have done Orcas Island several times. Orcas has a few cool things to do, like Mt Constitution, but my overall impression was it...
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    Ah, that makes sense. They got a one time...

    Ah, that makes sense. They got a one time payment to make up what those COLA raises should have paid them in past years.

    Even discounting the one-time payment, Seattle cops are making good money...
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    Ah, so salaries will go down in 2020, and it was...

    Ah, so salaries will go down in 2020, and it was a one-time lump sum payment in 2019. Not sure why they called them “raises” then, but whatever.
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    $150K police salary in Seattle seems abnormally...

    $150K police salary in Seattle seems abnormally high, but turns out it is mostly because there was a one-time lump sum payment for prior years that were worked with an expired contract. Plus, of...
  10. Thread: Just One.

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    Maybe not on that South American trip, though.

    Maybe not on that South American trip, though.
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    This is what happens when you demonize the...

    This is what happens when you demonize the police. How about the protesters who showed up at the hospital, blocking the emergency entrance and yelling “we hope they die” referring to the two cops...
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    Good grief. Now, that really IS annoying.

    Good grief. Now, that really IS annoying.
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    Whatever you do, don’t try to pad your post count...

    Whatever you do, don’t try to pad your post count like some of the other morons in this thread. That counts against you.

    Best way is to PM a guy called Deep South Mafia, and ask nicely.
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    Yeah, that’s true, they are just the first step...

    Yeah, that’s true, they are just the first step in that process.
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    I don’t support any party blindly. I didn’t vote...

    I don’t support any party blindly. I didn’t vote for Trump in 2016, I actually voted for Hilldog. But I have voted for Republicans before, and may again in the future.

    In any event, I support...
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    Got it, thanks for explaining.

    Got it, thanks for explaining.
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    Amen. The police need defending, not defunding....

    Amen. The police need defending, not defunding.

    It’s interesting that Biden recently said, when asked if he supported defunding the police, “no, I think they need MORE funds, not less” (I’m...
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    I was at the Mill Valley Art Festival one year...

    I was at the Mill Valley Art Festival one year (around 1969?) and an all-girl band was playing. Turns out these ladies were the girl friends/spouses of the Quicksilver Messenger Service band members....
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    Thanks, I figured out most of that. So, the 34...

    Thanks, I figured out most of that. So, the 34 Is the strike price. But what does “er” mean?

    Edit: so maybe I’m overthinking this, looking for some technical meaning to what “er” means in 34er? ...
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    OK, I’ll be the one to raise my hand and expose...

    OK, I’ll be the one to raise my hand and expose my ignorance. What does 34er mean? Is 34 the strike price? What’s the er part mean?

    I’m not intending to trade options, but might as well learn...
  21. Thread: RIP Diana Rigg

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    Oh, wow, I just learned she played Old Lady...

    Oh, wow, I just learned she played Old Lady Tyrell on GOT. Didn’t make that connection until now. Great actress.
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    Bosch is great. I wasn’t disappointed in Young...

    Bosch is great.

    I wasn’t disappointed in Young Wallander, either. If you haven’t seen the original “Wallander” series, maybe watch that first. There’s actually two versions of the original, one...
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    Yeah. Well, they WERE the place to eat when...

    Yeah. Well, they WERE the place to eat when short on cash.

    I remember thinking burrito supreme was OK. Back then.
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    I’m surprised how knowledgeable you guys are...

    I’m surprised how knowledgeable you guys are about the menu items at Taco Bell...
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    You are my new stock guru.

    You are my new stock guru.
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    I thought maybe this one, but not quite......

    I thought maybe this one, but not quite...
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    Also, in many places counties have medical...

    Also, in many places counties have medical assistance programs that cover people not covered by Medicaid or Medicare. I think they might be a little more lenient concerning assets.

    I know one guy...
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    Probably has too much money saved up to qualify....

    Probably has too much money saved up to qualify.

    Edit: looked into it a little more. Not sure specifically about Nevada, but in general Medicaid has both income and asset limitations. Assets...
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    I thought about suggesting you lock any pets in...

    I thought about suggesting you lock any pets in another room so they don’t start eating your body if you don’t wake up before they starve, but I guess that’s unnecessary now.
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    Well, hopefully you wake up again, and not slip...

    Well, hopefully you wake up again, and not slip into a coma.
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    Or call a uber. It’s possible your test kit or...

    Or call a uber.

    It’s possible your test kit or strips went bad, but they can figure that out real quick at the ER.
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    482??? Did you try testing it again, just to see...

    482??? Did you try testing it again, just to see if it was a blip?

    If that’s real, you need to be in the ER.
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    SoftBank identified as a “whale” fueling the...

    SoftBank identified as a “whale” fueling the run-up of tech stocks.
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wsj.com/amp/articles/softbanks-bet-on-tech-giants-fueled-powerful-market-rally-11599232205
  38. Not sure how widespread this is, but my bank only...

    Not sure how widespread this is, but my bank only has drive through service. No one is allowed inside. Although I think you might be able to make an appointment if there’s something you can’t...
  39. Thread: 2020 PGA

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    Not sure if it is “better”,but it was done...

    Not sure if it is “better”,but it was done intentionally to give the leader an advantage.

    Rahm obviously has a good chance, since he tied it up today. But the guys in the lower half of the field...
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    OK, Amazon Prime, The Amazing Race, Season 28,...

    OK, Amazon Prime, The Amazing Race, Season 28, Episode 5. Chamonix France. Amazing scenery of Mt Blanc. The race part can get annoying, but the views in this episode are over the top.
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    Looked more like panic selling yesterday, and...

    Looked more like panic selling yesterday, and early today, but seems like it is bouncing now. Time will tell whether it is a live or dead cat bouncing.
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    Probably OK 99+% of the time, provided you are...

    Probably OK 99+% of the time, provided you are using a Real Estate agent and Title Insurance company to do the closing.
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    I didn’t say you were the only one feeling smug. ...

    I didn’t say you were the only one feeling smug. Aren’t you mostly in bonds?
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    Well, I guess Benny is feeling smug this morning....

    Well, I guess Benny is feeling smug this morning. Looks like the tech bubble is finally popping? Managed to get out with only minor damage.
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    This actually would be a good name for a bar,...

    This actually would be a good name for a bar, even if you didn’t get the TGR connection.
  46. Thread: 2020 PGA

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    He’ll have to overcome a four shot deficit to DJ,...

    He’ll have to overcome a four shot deficit to DJ, but I guess anything is possible.

    Well, actually, the way DJ is playing, maybe it’s possible, but not likely.
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    Boot Liquor

    Boot Liquor
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    Yeah, sorry to be a downer. Probably things will...

    Yeah, sorry to be a downer. Probably things will be fine provided you stick with lower class levels and get lessons. But it is good to be aware, at least, of what can go wrong.
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    Enjoyed watching “Get Shorty” the series (not the...

    Enjoyed watching “Get Shorty” the series (not the film) on Netflix. Season 1 is free. Seasons 2 and 3 are available with a trial subscription to EPIX.
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    Huh. I heard different, but your source is...

    Huh. I heard different, but your source is probably better than mine.
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