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    I'm open to using taxation to discourage...

    I'm open to using taxation to discourage behaviors that the community determines should be discouraged...that's probably one hallmark of a liberal. I agree there's room for debate about how to...
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    Wait, that's humor, right? I know he smokes a ton...

    Wait, that's humor, right? I know he smokes a ton of weed, but I didn't take him for a dirty hippy
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    I mean, I hear you, but once you go down that...

    I mean, I hear you, but once you go down that rabbit hole, it gets messy quick. Some would say they shouldn't have to support the libraries, the cyclists wouldn't want to pay for roads and the...
  4. Thread: Collegge

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    You forgot the NSFW tag, ya filthy animal

    You forgot the NSFW tag, ya filthy animal
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    Why sell it when you could make a mint using it...

    Why sell it when you could make a mint using it as an STR? :fm:
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    This is going to come across salty, which is not...

    This is going to come across salty, which is not my intent, but yeah, that goes without saying. If we're going to be adults, we have to advocate for -- or at least accept -- taxes on ourselves. I...
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    hahaha, I missed that one, but guilty as charged;...

    hahaha, I missed that one, but guilty as charged; I accept the judgment of the mag tribunal
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    I felt the same way. Probably comes down to...

    I felt the same way. Probably comes down to whether you own an STR or just live in neighborhoods that have them
  9. Thread: Collegge

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    Doesn't it depend on what you think the function...

    Doesn't it depend on what you think the function of "off" is in the expression "jack off"? Is "off" an adverb, or part of the verb "to jack off"?

    Out of my depth here, my fancy English lit...
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    Oh? I'm interested in the whole STR thing ever...

    Oh? I'm interested in the whole STR thing ever since the house next door became an STR. What are the problems you see around taxing them as commercial?
  11. Thread: Collegge

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    I think "jacking off horses" is more correct, but...

    I think "jacking off horses" is more correct, but I can't say it was ever covered in my English lit classes
  12. Thread: Collegge

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    Meanwhile, SYF be like... 402900

    Meanwhile, SYF be like...

    402900
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    Have you guys been playing Wordle? ...

    Have you guys been playing Wordle?

    https://www.powerlanguage.co.uk/wordle/

    Feeling smug after having a Eureka moment and nailing today's word on our third guess (I collaborate with my wife).
  14. Thread: Collegge

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    Don't worry, you'll always be a rock star to us.

    Don't worry, you'll always be a rock star to us.
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    True, we had an RE agent walk through our house...

    True, we had an RE agent walk through our house thinking we were going to be selling and moving (hasn't happened yet because it's hard to figure out where we'll live next), and she was pretty unhappy...
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    $1.5 M in Bellingham gets you a spec house with a...

    $1.5 M in Bellingham gets you a spec house with a rendering created in MS Paint
    https://www.redfin.com/WA/Bellingham/3020-Shepardson-St-98226/home/15810508

    As a gamer, this may be more offensive...
  17. Thread: Collegge

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    I studied Japanese and Japanese history, with a...

    I studied Japanese and Japanese history, with a side of English lit, and have kept a roof over my head so far, but I have the sense the job market wasn't as pigeonholed back then as it is now...for...
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    I know, but he's done it twice now. I'm not...

    I know, but he's done it twice now. I'm not trading based on his chart analysis, but I'm observing with interest. Of course, if he could really consistently beat the markets, why is he working with a...
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    Well, we all knew Rivian's valuation didn't make...

    Well, we all knew Rivian's valuation didn't make any sense at the time, but I'm jealous of your excellent timing. I closed out positive, but I think it was only around $120.
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    Guy at my work called the top, told everyone he...

    Guy at my work called the top, told everyone he was calling the top and liquidated a big chunk of his 401k. He just bought back in on Friday, said he has 30% more shares for his money. And here I...
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    Would be pretty stoked to open a MTB / road bike...

    Would be pretty stoked to open a MTB / road bike outfitter / guide service in Italy, but I'm too damn old for this program
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    Seems like there's an opportunity for other...

    Seems like there's an opportunity for other countries to woo our wealthy Calpers retirees and other trust fund dentist types. Old houses in Japan are available for a song, tens of thousands and up....
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    I wish that wasn't a profitable play Amen

    I wish that wasn't a profitable play



    Amen
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    Ahahahaha, they bumped the price from $550k to...

    Ahahahaha, they bumped the price from $550k to $600k. Getting kind of close to giving up on moving to B'ham.
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    12/10 good boy / girl. Is that Larrabee? Still...

    12/10 good boy / girl. Is that Larrabee? Still hoping to make it up there
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    Yep, I was about to say that. Portland put...

    Yep, I was about to say that. Portland put boulders under overpasses in a few strategic spots, and now there are tents on pallet foundations on the boulders.
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  28. Thread: I'm back

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    Boy, you really missed out on some fun times here...

    Boy, you really missed out on some fun times here in PDX. Watching 100 consecutive nights of riots on the news or w/e it was probably made you really miss it here, huh?
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    Yeah, I think this has to be a teardown, split...

    Yeah, I think this has to be a teardown, split the lot, throw up two HGTV houses kind of play. I can't imagine anyone wanting to rehab this house.
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    3 bedroom Rambler in the Happy Valley...

    3 bedroom Rambler in the Happy Valley Neighborhood. This home borders the Happy Valley Park to the back of the property and west side. Large 12,400 sf flat lot with an open back yard. This home has...
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    Vibes, HTFB. I can tell Mr. Ridgemont is a great...

    Vibes, HTFB. I can tell Mr. Ridgemont is a great dog. I know he'll enjoy his new pizza and steak diet
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    Or you could just put it in your sock drawer...

    Or you could just put it in your sock drawer under naked pictures of your wife. That oughtta keep the kids away.
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    What about a suitcase+luggage lock? That's...

    What about a suitcase+luggage lock? That's assuming your kids aren't old enough to be actively trying to steal your weed. Otherwise, maybe something like this:...
  34. Thread: Wine Geekery

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    Yep, I was drinking at Hair of the Dog years ago...

    Yep, I was drinking at Hair of the Dog years ago and talked to the owner / brewmaster about all the old HotD bottles that he stocks and sells. He said seasonal temperature changes aren't an issue,...
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    Ohhhh, now I see

    Ohhhh, now I see
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    Sorry to hear that Root, that sucks. Did you get...

    Sorry to hear that Root, that sucks. Did you get to the build stage with the firm you fired, or were they polite enough to drop the ball in design stage before they started tearing stuff apart?
  37. ahhahaha, exactly what I was thinking but then I...

    ahhahaha, exactly what I was thinking but then I realized that's just "kids might not need to work" money, not "can rent a hotel room in Aspen" money.
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    Hey, don't underestimate our appetite for...

    Hey, don't underestimate our appetite for minutiae! This is a crowd that's willing to argue for dozens of pages about what constitutes upstate. Zeedash, that's a cool image. Am I the only one who...
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    That one is jaw dropping. Gotta be at least one...

    That one is jaw dropping. Gotta be at least one elderly relative mummified somewhere in that house, right?
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    I was going to say the same thing. It's pretty...

    I was going to say the same thing. It's pretty common for windfall trees to take out power in my neighborhood, usually not for long, but we've had neighbors be cut off for a few days after big...
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    Our friends have a pretty nice rental around SE...

    Our friends have a pretty nice rental around SE 36th half a block off of Hawthorne, I think it's a 3/2, and they're only around $2600 if I remember right. Maybe they're under priced.
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    It makes me crazy that studios are pushing $2k...

    It makes me crazy that studios are pushing $2k but our 3/1 in a good neighborhood will only rent for about $2,400 according to Redfin.
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    Yeah, solid surface countertop, undermount sink,...

    Yeah, solid surface countertop, undermount sink, nice oak (?) flooring...other than the dishwasher that someone thoughtlessly left open, I'd say that's a pretty nice kitchen.
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    Damn, that's horrible

    Damn, that's horrible
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    I walk facing traffic in that situation. Someone...

    I walk facing traffic in that situation. Someone can still hit me, but at least I'll see them coming and have a chance to bail.
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    Well yeah, can't you hear me talking in your head?

    Well yeah, can't you hear me talking in your head?
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    It does kind of look like we're heading that way....

    It does kind of look like we're heading that way. Given what would be an acrimonious divorce, I can't imagine we would be able to present a united front on the world stage, which leaves China and...
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    Yeah, I saw they're reporting freezing rain...

    Yeah, I saw they're reporting freezing rain overnight, crappy. At least I don't have to try to figure out a way to sneak out early and ride Ski Bowl.
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    Oh yeah, no offense taken. I mean, objectively,...

    Oh yeah, no offense taken. I mean, objectively, it's horrible, just in a really fun way :)
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    I mean, I hear you, but they had a vision and...

    I mean, I hear you, but they had a vision and they expressed it. A strange and terrible vision that haunts my dreams, but still a unique personal vision. I'll take that over the builder-grade HGTV...
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