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    Reminds me of a new house I saw today with...

    Reminds me of a new house I saw today with intersecting roofs that will definitely cause an ice dam this winter, if it snows.
  2. I would think the airlines would hire anyone who...

    I would think the airlines would hire anyone who could fly even a paper airline these days.
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    IME the best tool for mixing concrete by hand is...

    IME the best tool for mixing concrete by hand is a mortar hoe.
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    Before I got GE I was prechecked on my return...

    Before I got GE I was prechecked on my return flight automatically, even though I wasn't on the outbound. That was at least 10 years ago so might have changed.
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    Hey, you shoulda labeled the thread NSFW (not...

    Hey, you shoulda labeled the thread NSFW (not safe for wife). Everything we own came from a thrift shop. To be fair Truckee has a pretty good one--especially for women's clothes. One of her better...
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    KQ's got the boys all riled up again.

    KQ's got the boys all riled up again.
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    Must have been pretty smashed after it hit the...

    Must have been pretty smashed after it hit the ground.
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    That would imply that there's minor league...

    That would imply that there's minor league pickleball.
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    In Sacto there are special limits for leaf...

    In Sacto there are special limits for leaf blowers--9-6 except 10-4 on Sunday. (Because Christians, I guess)
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    hdIXrF34Bz0
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    Who the hell gets McDonald's delivered?

    Who the hell gets McDonald's delivered?
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    Definitely 1). I like the stuff where you pour...

    Definitely 1). I like the stuff where you pour dry mix in the hole around the post, then add water. I don't think I'd use it for a footing for a 20 story building but strong enough for a fence. ...
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    Yeah. Loads a mite slow.

    Yeah. Loads a mite slow.
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    Every one is different. Cleo got a poke in the...

    Every one is different. Cleo got a poke in the butt and drifted off to unconsciousness. They took her into another room to finish. Our cocker was put down at a private vet--same procedure with the...
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    We're talking about a country that used to arrest...

    We're talking about a country that used to arrest people for smuggling used blue jeans.
  16. A couple of years ago Moonshine did a piece...

    A couple of years ago Moonshine did a piece showing all the developments that had been approved by Placer County and Truckee with requirements for workforce housiing and how many had been completed...
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    Wherever she is I doubt she's resting. Thanks...

    Wherever she is I doubt she's resting.
    Thanks all of you for the vibes.

    We used to have Irish setters. I took one of them to the city animal shelter to be disposed of after she died at home. ...
  18. Thread: Wildlife

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    I hope those assholes get their faces bitten off...

    I hope those assholes get their faces bitten off the next time they try that.
  19. Thread: Stoner Moves

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    I have one on my garage that doesn't need...

    I have one on my garage that doesn't need batteries. I still have to remember the combination, but it's my wife's birthday. If I change wives I'll change the combo.
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    brace them in 2 directions 90 degrees to each...

    brace them in 2 directions 90 degrees to each other as you would with wood posts. Attach the braces to the posts with clamps. Use a pieces of wood under the far sides of the clamps to avoid...
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    How do they buckle their seatbelts?

    How do they buckle their seatbelts?
  22. Thread: Stoner Moves

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    All my doors have deadbolts--no way to lock...

    All my doors have deadbolts--no way to lock myself out unless I lose my keys. Of course keys can be lost.
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    How do you feel about professional beer pong?...

    How do you feel about professional beer pong?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Series_of_Beer_Pong
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    There's nothing new about Americans being held...

    There's nothing new about Americans being held hostage--it started from the first days we were a country. That's where the "shores of Tripoli" in the Marine Hymn comes from. When you're as...
  25. Thread: Stoner Moves

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    Our contractor told me never leave a hammer on...

    Our contractor told me never leave a hammer on the top of a step ladder. Sometimes I forget.
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    Maybe something contagious. We probably have...

    Maybe something contagious. We probably have some smallpox hanging around in a bunker somewhere. (Or does Russia still vaccinate for smallpox so that they can use their stash of smallpox?)
  27. Thread: Stoner Moves

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    Damn, he's playing a little club in Sacramento in...

    Damn, he's playing a little club in Sacramento in Oct. Gotta catch that.
  28. Thread: Stoner Moves

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    Ran into a friend in Rome--he was killing a few...

    Ran into a friend in Rome--he was killing a few days waiting for a new passport, etc to replace the documents he left on the roof of the rental car. Is wife didn't bother waiting for him. Funny...
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    The original owners of our 30's house covered the...

    The original owners of our 30's house covered the builder's wood floors--oak with walnut details--with wall to wall. We pulled the carpet when we bought the house in 1984 and found the floors in...
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    On an unfunny note--a guy driving a golf cart on...

    On an unfunny note--a guy driving a golf cart on the major road around Lake Tahoe was rearended and killed a week ago.
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    Lot of people selling community property that's...

    Lot of people selling community property that's not going to be community property for long. Sticking it to the soon to be ex is worth it to some people, even if it means taking a hit themselves.
  32. No more free tickets, You got out in time. (They...

    No more free tickets, You got out in time. (They do sell a very cheap Palisades only pass to military.)
    About all those sorties--I recall that one reason the US won at Midway was how quickly they...
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    Cleo was a stereotypical yapper, until she went...

    Cleo was a stereotypical yapper, until she went deaf about a year ago and stopped barking. Sometimes she would bark to be let back into the house. Sometimes she just waited. She even stopped...
  34. I landed on a carrier deck on the flight...

    I landed on a carrier deck on the flight simulator* in the DC Air and Space Museum. It wasn't that hard. I don't see what's so scary about it.

    *Not a real flight simulator either. More like a...
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    My cousin loved to water ski and his family has a...

    My cousin loved to water ski and his family has a iittle cottage and a boat on a lake outside Detroit. When I'd come for the weekend when he and I were in grad school, more often than not the...
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    What about Santa Anas? (While the air mass in not...

    What about Santa Anas? (While the air mass in not particularly hot, the high downslope winds heat the air by compressing it.)
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    If Putin wants an international arms trafficker,...

    If Putin wants an international arms trafficker, send him the guy that owns Daniel Defense.

    Bout has served 10 of 25 and is do for release in about 7--nobody serves the full sentence. If he...
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    Depends. If the purpose of the wind turbines is...

    Depends. If the purpose of the wind turbines is to meet peak demand, then yeah. If the idea is to generate base demand then the siting makes sense.
    But on one gets attention for their blog saying...
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    She made it tough by perking up some today. Had...

    She made it tough by perking up some today. Had to drive down to the Sacto SPCA to find someone to euthanize her. They gave us the senior discount though. She was a good dog.
    Losing her wasn't as...
  40. Remeber the scene near the end of Fatal...

    Remeber the scene near the end of Fatal Attraction when Glenn Close gets drowned in the bathtub, but she's not really dead?
    I don't see Alterra paying off the investors by selling passes.
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    Rape an old lady and then kill yourself. Then...

    Rape an old lady and then kill yourself. Then you two will meet up again, some day.
  42. The one time I was in the cockpit of an airplane...

    The one time I was in the cockpit of an airplane it was easy enough, with my son briefly telling me what to do, to point it in the direction at the altitude I wanted it to fly at. Although maybe a...
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    NO BOOSTER FOR YOU!!! Next.

    NO BOOSTER FOR YOU!!! Next.
  44. Alert on my car radio for flash flooding in the...

    Alert on my car radio for flash flooding in the Tamrack burn scar--cars being swept off the road. Maybe flash floods will make up for the loss of the water park.
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    I think you have to do that yourself.

    I think you have to do that yourself.
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    "She already has, but thank you." Or, you can...

    "She already has, but thank you."
    Or, you can never go wrong with, "Well bless your heart."
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    Flooding in Death Valley

    Flooding in Death Valley
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    Looks like we won't have a decision to make. She...

    Looks like we won't have a decision to make. She stopped eating yesterday and then fairly abruptly last evening she couldn't stand. This morning she's unresponsive with occasional small seizures...
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    The Kings have had plenty of great players--that...

    The Kings have had plenty of great players--that is, players who became great after the Kings traded them. And once in a while a player who became great and THEN the Kings traded them. And the...
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    Good info. Thanks. Two winters ago we had...

    Good info. Thanks. Two winters ago we had several of our big Jeffrey pines dropping sprays of live needles and twigs during wind events. We'd never had anything like that before. So maybe that was...
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