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    I put the x-ice on. This was my spare set so...

    I put the x-ice on. This was my spare set so they are at least 7 years old. Initially they were pretty smooth but have developed a pretty good vibration at 60 or so. Iíll chew them up this winter...
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    10y making a 5 month high tonight. 1.67. Chart...

    10y making a 5 month high tonight. 1.67. Chart looks higher.
  3. Thread: portland

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    Itís hard to pigeon hole what happened in...

    Itís hard to pigeon hole what happened in Portland. Working class bohemian city gets gentrified so dramatically and quickly and a city that always had a lot of homeless gets that much worse.
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    Fore! Who's playing golf, yo-

    I wore the red white and blue saddles in high school. I gave them to a kid on my football team years later and he was was still wearing them more than a decade later

    Nice shot!
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    I caught some guys doing that at my semi private....

    I caught some guys doing that at my semi private. Called it in to the clubhouse and then the cops busted them for dui when they were driving out of the parking lot.
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    Affordable/accessible daycare is a liberal agenda...

    Affordable/accessible daycare is a liberal agenda item:

    $25 billion to the upgrade and construction of child care facilities, including with the creation of a new Child Care Growth and...
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    Itís been a few years but I couldnít believe 82nd...

    Itís been a few years but I couldnít believe 82nd ave last time I was there compared to the 80ís. Prime example of gentrification. Eg: north Portland and SE.
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    I bought T this week too. Bought some VZ too...

    I bought T this week too. Bought some VZ too even though I hate the company now (Iím a customer fwiw)
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    You have a good swing

    You have a good swing
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    My last HR director told me the only way to get a...

    My last HR director told me the only way to get a proper raise is quit or find a new job. Companies really donít reward performance. Quit and take your chances. With $15 the affective minimum wage...
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    Depends on the music type. Hard to beat JBL for...

    Depends on the music type. Hard to beat JBL for rock music.
  12. Thread: Wagon Stoke

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    Makes sense that itís mostly Subaru owners having...

    Makes sense that itís mostly Subaru owners having problems. 2/32 tolerance


    AudiAs published in their vehicle owner's manual, "rolling radius of all 4 tires must remain the same" or within...
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    What does that have to do with the poverty rate?...

    What does that have to do with the poverty rate?

    For example: Estonia has a higher standard of living than the US and less than half the per capita income. Standard of living and poverty are...
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    You didn't say standard of living Benny. You...

    You didn't say standard of living Benny. You said poverty. There's a (big) difference. That's why our poverty rate is so high. Nothing wrong with me. It's your mumbled blabbering of non facts...
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    According to the World Bank, more than 850...

    According to the World Bank, more than 850 million Chinese people have been lifted out of extreme poverty; China's poverty rate fell from 88 percent in 1981 to 0.7 percent in 2015, as measured by the...
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    Canada has a one child policy?

    Canada has a one child policy?
  17. Thread: Wagon Stoke

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    I've driven on plenty of mismatched tires over...

    I've driven on plenty of mismatched tires over the years and replaced several singularly. Depends on the awd system and I'd imagine Toyota is pretty robust. You will get a traction error on the...
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    Surprising how many homes are coming to market...

    Surprising how many homes are coming to market this time of year in my new hood. 95762. Cooler temps? August and most of September are pretty hot.
  19. Thread: Wagon Stoke

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    Totally good on clear coat. I just used it on...

    Totally good on clear coat. I just used it on both the S-Class cars with great results. stains and cloudiness gone.. It's quite mild despite the strong sulphur smell. I cover the whole car...
  20. Thread: Wagon Stoke

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    Nonsense. You might have to replace a shock,...

    Nonsense. You might have to replace a shock, strut or, pump now and then but I love it. Three way adjustable stiffness, ride height adjustment, super compliant. Everyone comments what a smooth...
  21. Thread: Wagon Stoke

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    Works far better than I expected. It's almost...

    Works far better than I expected. It's almost like liquid clay bar.

    https://gtechniq.com/shop/auto/wash-decon-polish/w6-iron-and-general-fallout-remover/
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    My old hood is so full of cars now. Seems like...

    My old hood is so full of cars now. Seems like every house has at least four. Street is packed and there is tension.
  23. Thread: Wagon Stoke

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    Wagon Stoke

    Car sat near a sprinkler for a couple years. I tried hand polishing per the kit but did nothing. So I used a 3 inch orange pad with a rotary polisher on lowest setting. Took way less than an hour...
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    Wagon Stoke

    I did replace those proactively but it didnít make a big difference. A little less vibration at idle. It was only a $300 repair.

    The only major cost repairs have been replacing the headlamps...
  25. Thread: Wagon Stoke

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    Wagon Stoke

    The 2004 E500 wagon gonna roll 180k this week. It got 22mpg driving from sac to bay. Original spark plugs, water pump, alternator, and coolant. I got rear ended again yesterday but just a minor...
  26. Thanks for the advice. Gonna try #1. You...

    Thanks for the advice. Gonna try #1. You described perfectly the issue
  27. Shit you built with your own two hands (picture thread)

    Thanks. I have to blame myself for the damage. Itís just three screws that hold it together. I didnít know that until after. Costly.

    Thatís a dime in the widest part of the gap.

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  28. Shit you built with your own two hands (picture thread)

    Thanks. Iíll take some better pictures.

    Minwax makes a cherry colored filler. Was gonna use that and go from there. I assume putty is to soft for a gap that big. Also, the filler will stick...
  29. Shit you built with your own two hands (picture thread)

    First picture is where a full depth piece is missing. The reason it got damaged is this is a very heavy table and that edge is fragile. I warned the movers.

    Itís heavy because itís got this...
  30. That was kinda what I thought. Thanks. So putty...

    That was kinda what I thought. Thanks. So putty not filler? If I have to redo it itís ok.
  31. Shit you built with your own two hands (picture thread)

    No, I donít have that piece. The pieces on the table are yet to be glued back on.

    On the circular trim where the large gap is it is solid cherry about 3/8 inch thick. I put that blue tape...
  32. Help from woodworkers please. The movers damaged...

    Help from woodworkers please. The movers damaged a table. itís cherry. Iím glueing this lip back on and that part is ok. There is a 4 inch chunk missing. What should I fill that with? Putty,...
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    Fine course. Bet it was empty for the most part....

    Fine course. Bet it was empty for the most part. The River is one of my favorite courses anywhere.
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    I do know how much it is. I know you need the...

    I do know how much it is. I know you need the $900 a month in SS now to get by but don't equate that as a wise financial decision for others. An extra $125k over 4 years doesn't matter that much to...
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    The fed only bought corporate debt for a few...

    The fed only bought corporate debt for a few months last year to add liquidity and after the GFC. They've since sold that off. Now they buy government and agency bonds. It's more incestual in that...
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    According to Benny plan on dying young so front...

    According to Benny plan on dying young so front load your retirement income and spending. Genius!
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    In simple terms yes, but there is much more to...

    In simple terms yes, but there is much more to it. Taxes for one. Like I said, if you have cash that's already been taxed to draw down it's a simple decision. You need to calculate what you need to...
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    You keeping score? Please..

    You keeping score? Please..
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    Is the stock market going to tank?

    I sold it for $900k. now I live 80 miles from Kirkwood just below the snow line in a gated country club.
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    Jibberish to justify your pathetic choices.

    Jibberish to justify your pathetic choices.
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    Is the stock market going to tank?

    Taking Social Security early is horrible advice. The worst. Itís much better to drawdown savings and wait if you have the means. Especially if you have savings to draw that have already been...
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    Thereís a significant gap on the sp500 daily...

    Thereís a significant gap on the sp500 daily chart between 4000>4050
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    In this age why would someone wanting to...

    In this age why would someone wanting to speculate in ipoís even ask an advisor? Conversely, why would an advisor even do that? Itís not like thereís a commission to be made on the trade.
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    Why bullish? BBBY issues guidance and has missed...

    Why bullish? BBBY issues guidance and has missed that guidance by a mile almost every quarter. 15 months ago it was on the verge of bankruptcy.

    VIX is still low considering the declines. I'm...
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    387301

    387301
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    If you enjoy the island for ten years~ before it...

    If you enjoy the island for ten years~ before it floods its all good. No different than buying a new car.
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    The ark feels shorter with longer clubs so we...

    The ark feels shorter with longer clubs so we compensate by getting loose at the top. No need for that.
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    Itís best when you keep the left arm firmer and...

    Itís best when you keep the left arm firmer and donít go past parallel. Keep it simple.
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    Buy the island. Itís not an investment. Have...

    Buy the island. Itís not an investment. Have some fun. Youíve earned it.
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    Swing is good. Starting to look natural.

    Swing is good. Starting to look natural.
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