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    I love my neighbors and all, but I'm also not...

    I love my neighbors and all, but I'm also not getting dropped from my homeowners insurance because it makes things easier for them either.

    I suspect the homeowners insurance excuse is a cop out...
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    This is kind of my point in a sense. This wasnít...

    This is kind of my point in a sense. This wasnít Mangelsen, and there are thousands of people in Jackson that want to be the next one that put out scenes like this up for exposure.

    Mangelsen...
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    700 was the rate the hotel quoted me on their...

    700 was the rate the hotel quoted me on their website for any of the next three weekends. Most hotels are dynamic pricing so that surely does change. But that is just the example.

    People walk...
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    My neighbor in Idaho was moving a guest cottage...

    My neighbor in Idaho was moving a guest cottage onto a new foundation to get into code compliance so they could renovate it, and it resulted in work trucks tearing up a part of my yard. My neighbor...
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    I agree the photog should be paid, but I also...

    I agree the photog should be paid, but I also think that the same photog asking for 1400 bucks (or the equivalent) in return is a big enough number that getting all pissed when they say 'no thanks'...
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    I challenge you to find a business owner, in any...

    I challenge you to find a business owner, in any industry, that hasn't been asked for a substantial discount on their services and then had that potential client walk away when it wasn't given to...
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    Obviously creators should be paid for their work....

    Obviously creators should be paid for their work. The OP also asked for two nights at a hotel which where the cheapest room currently is 700+ per night, if you can get one. Next several weekends are...
  8. Thread: Trucks.

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    It isn't even a decision to make if reliability...

    It isn't even a decision to make if reliability and resale are what matter. Get the Toyota.

    The Ford will be 'fine' but you aren't going 6-12 years without an unscheduled repair or five with it...
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    Says the guy who already admitted he doesnít know...

    Says the guy who already admitted he doesnít know anything about trusts and their legal structure.

    Look, I buy into marketing hype myself from time to time, notably if it has four wheels,...
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    You can keep putting words in my mouth, but I...

    You can keep putting words in my mouth, but I have already said his actions, ala donating 100 mill a year are good.

    But I take umbrage with him marketing "giving away his company" to entities he...
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    A non-profit he and his family also control.

    A non-profit he and his family also control.
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    I would just like to clarify that I think it is...

    I would just like to clarify that I think it is noble and should be celebrated the amount of money Patagonia spends annually on environmental causes. That is good work.

    But it is blatant...
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    Patagonia certainly has a great marketing...

    Patagonia certainly has a great marketing department. Combine that with a rabid customer base they are like the Tesla of the clothing world.

    Placing your company into a trust you control is not...
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    So they placed Patagucci into a trust they...

    So they placed Patagucci into a trust they control? This is revolutionary rich guy behavior?

    I find it very noble however their continued commitment to donate over 100 million per year to...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OH1yEnENG0

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OH1yEnENG0
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    I support the Northern New England dividing line...

    I support the Northern New England dividing line being Rt 4. I mean, Walpole might as well be Northhampton MA, notably given the alleged proclivities of Buttah's new neighbors.
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    Can we get a ruling on what constitutes northern...

    Can we get a ruling on what constitutes northern New England? Walpole is like 10 miles from Massachusetts so Iím going with with solidly not northern.
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    They literally know where you live. What more are...

    They literally know where you live. What more are you worried about.
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    You donít have to agree to tea but having at...

    You donít have to agree to tea but having at least a semi cordial relationship is beneficial for plenty of reasons already mentioned.

    My new hood in NH is like the exact opposite, we have pot...
  20. Donovan is a good player but he isnít going to...

    Donovan is a good player but he isnít going to lead a team to a championship. Cleveland is going to have the same ceiling Utah did IMO.
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    Its the 'crappy', as in bad ranch land, end of...

    Its the 'crappy', as in bad ranch land, end of the Mead ranch that abuts HWY 22 which is a parking lot 10 months a year now. Don't think there are any buildings other than something utility related. ...
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    This 250 acres has plenty of space for their...

    This 250 acres has plenty of space for their regular mansion, that is abutted by the busiest highway in Wyoming.....

    I didn't read the ad, but I bet dollars to donuts they mention a 'world class...
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    Oh you don't need wetlands to justify a...

    Oh you don't need wetlands to justify a conservation easement. Just enough money to buy the place and then make it legal to keep anyone from encroaching on your fortress of solitude. Even better, you...
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    You could strip it down? ...

    You could strip it down?
    ...
  25. Just don't turn into one of my wrenching buddies...

    Just don't turn into one of my wrenching buddies who has ended up with about 16 different crapcans that he hasn't been able to flip instead of one decent car. Couple of them are even relatively...
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    Hey dipshit, where did I say they make 50k or...

    Hey dipshit, where did I say they make 50k or less? I said that should be where the cap should be (or sub 100k household). I don't think you would be getting the pushback if this program was designed...
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    I believe I specifically said I can't blame them....

    I believe I specifically said I can't blame them. In case it wasn't clear, I don't disagree with them either.

    But I suspect you knew that.
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    I find it astounding just how blatant some...

    I find it astounding just how blatant some posters are with their disdain for non-college educated people.
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    Way to illustrate the class warfare element of...

    Way to illustrate the class warfare element of this.
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    I'm not projecting shit. Pointing out some guy...

    I'm not projecting shit. Pointing out some guy who works for a logging company in Maine paying off TGR dentists student loans clearly just strikes a chord here.

    That is the reality of this...
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    I am specifically referencing individual income...

    I am specifically referencing individual income above and not household. If you want to talk about households, 250K household income does not need a handout anywhere. Frankly 125k household income...
  32. Brake job on my GX470 was a series of escalating...

    Brake job on my GX470 was a series of escalating frustration this past weekend. Haven't had the wheels off in well over three years and everything was a rust filled challenge. Started with a lost...
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    Just spent a week in my wife's old stomping...

    Just spent a week in my wife's old stomping grounds in rural Maine. While she went off to college (where we met, so our paid off loans were well worth it IMO), the vast majority of the people she...
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    I assume you have some sort of contract? Your...

    I assume you have some sort of contract? Your recourse would be outlined there. I'd be very surprised if it was longer than 6 months to a year, and decks might be excluded.
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    The reality is a flat surface over dried in space...

    The reality is a flat surface over dried in space is going to leak in a Jackson Hole environment. Definitely not for 50k. But they are none the less all the rage.

    At least you didnít spend 5...
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    Honestly, I feel like 60 million for Jay seems...

    Honestly, I feel like 60 million for Jay seems about right. 60 million is still serious cheddar for a place in the middle of fucking nowhere that only does Canadian business by taking it at par which...
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    I've had mixed results trying to get my insurance...

    I've had mixed results trying to get my insurance coverage raised. My place in Idaho, located right at the edge of the National Forest with legitimate fire danger, didn't even get calls back when I...
  38. Thread: Antiwork

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    I struggle as well with scenarios like the first...

    I struggle as well with scenarios like the first guy you presented. He's a clerk, and at least in the accounting world means he isn't making much money. And while he might have the training, I think...
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    This seems like spot on advice if you have the...

    This seems like spot on advice if you have the timeline.
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    Don't get me wrong, there are 100% situations...

    Don't get me wrong, there are 100% situations where a driver cuts someone off, but my reply is in response to several people claiming that having to slow down at all means they are cut off. That just...
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    I hate to break it to some of the cyclists here,...

    I hate to break it to some of the cyclists here, but occasionally you will have to slow down to yield the right of way, even on a bicycle, and no that doesn't mean you were cut off.
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    When I had my V50, I hit a snow marker on the...

    When I had my V50, I hit a snow marker on the side of the highway and broke a headlight and a couple trim pieces. The insurance company tried to total it due to the combination of Volvo's absolute...
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    I think this is highlighting the crux of the...

    I think this is highlighting the crux of the whole driver / cyclist problem, in that parties all believe they have an absolute right not to be inconvenienced, which means fuck all.

    There is no...
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    If you were in a car and the car in front of you...

    If you were in a car and the car in front of you slowed to make a right turn, you donít get to barrel into him and claim you had the right to be there. It is no different if you are on a bike.
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    The car has the right of way. The cyclist being...

    The car has the right of way. The cyclist being 'in the zone' doesn't absolve them of that fact.
  46. Thread: Trucks.

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    The average vehicle in America is over 11 years...

    The average vehicle in America is over 11 years old. Most people will be driving an ICE vehicle in ten years, and it wonít even be close.
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    IME as a landlord it always seems to be they...

    IME as a landlord it always seems to be they would rather just not have me in the place because they are messy and/or smoke a bunch of weed.

    That and they honestly give zero fucks about a small...
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    I thought all FHA loans have MIP, which is...

    I thought all FHA loans have MIP, which is basically the same thing as PMI.

    I put 5% down on my first house with a conventional mortgage and it was a massive pain in the ass trying to remove PMI...
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    Don't get me wrong, the Land Cruiser is going to...

    Don't get me wrong, the Land Cruiser is going to last longer full stop, but I know several LC owners and after 150k miles they are replacing shit also.

    I own both a Wrangler that I beat the piss...
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    I think if you controlled for the average...

    I think if you controlled for the average maintenance habits of a Grand Cherokee owner (middle class clueless housewife) with the maintenance habits of a Land Cruiser owner (old money 4th or 5th...
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