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    I got word that he's been out getting his Benz...

    I got word that he's been out getting his Benz customized. Quite a success, if this is what you're into.

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Pj3y6N0zXRU/maxresdefault.jpg

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    You can't handle the tooth!!

    You can't handle the tooth!!
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    Fill in the firebox with the brick and go with...

    Fill in the firebox with the brick and go with the all-so-classy fake fireplace.
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    More on the impacts to downtown Seattle with...

    More on the impacts to downtown Seattle with regard to the homeless population. This isn't what they should be striving for.
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    https://media.makeameme.org/created/well-well-well...

    https://media.makeameme.org/created/well-well-well-6z821f.jpg
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    Bump in honor of DSM's thread about folding...

    Bump in honor of DSM's thread about folding laundry or whatever the hell he's going on about...
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    Hey! Saw the article in the Spokane/Kootenai...

    Hey! Saw the article in the Spokane/Kootenai County Journal of Business about your moving over. Nice job, WD!
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    Optional upcharge. Hell, they can have anything...

    Optional upcharge. Hell, they can have anything they want...it just takes money. They just can't have a black 'cool roof'. It doesn't work that way.
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    So, this annoys me. I'm just going through a...

    So, this annoys me. I'm just going through a project we submitted on for a roof on a university building. The architect specified an EPDM roof in black. They also required that we submit information...
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    Damn! I missed this since Stanley Cup game was on...

    Damn! I missed this since Stanley Cup game was on and preempted the showing until 9:00 PDT. Forgot all about it.
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    My top choices would be, other than where I am: ...

    My top choices would be, other than where I am:

    Switzerland
    Canada (Interior BC)
    Chile
    Australia (skiing limitations, though)

    Switzerland is definitely a place I could happily live and have...
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    Springfield

    Springfield
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    J.

    J.
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    Peppers

    Peppers
  15. Sorry man, I spaced this out over the weekend. I...

    Sorry man, I spaced this out over the weekend. I just sent you a PM with the information. Thanks!
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    ^^ Judas Priest? Just googled them and that...

    ^^ Judas Priest? Just googled them and that popped up.
  17. Sure. I'll get to it tomorrow ( Saturday)

    Sure. I'll get to it tomorrow ( Saturday)
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    These guys have Stones above Zep with Who in 3rd...

    These guys have Stones above Zep with Who in 3rd of these three bands. However, they have Beatles #1, Stones #2, Zep #3, Who #12 and Sabbath #14....
  19. Yeah, maybe.... But not if my wife has anything...

    Yeah, maybe.... But not if my wife has anything to say about it.
  20. Nice!! Between you and easyrdr, I'm getting randy...

    Nice!! Between you and easyrdr, I'm getting randy for Chamonix...

    Okay, since I've written off this trip partly due to age, I have to ask: How old are you?
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    $155M on housing AND shelters (not homes). Of...

    $155M on housing AND shelters (not homes). Of $1.06B, 15% on housing and shelters. $746M spent by non-profits in undefined ways. But it's safe to assume much of that is for shelters, again, those...
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    About what? The one night census count of...

    About what? The one night census count of homeless in Seattle was 11,634. The amount spent on homelessness in Seattle was $1.06B. Do the math. The economic impact of the homeless on a per capita...
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    In the article you linked, non-profits in Seattle...

    In the article you linked, non-profits in Seattle spent $746M in addition to the $200M Mofro put up. It's all contained in that article. The $1.06B total economic impact includes health care,...
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    Great! Good job unearthing a relevant argument....

    Great! Good job unearthing a relevant argument. The overlying problem with this, though, is that it only accounts for the money spent on homeless through the City coffers. It doesn't account for...
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    Is this you? Damn, you look a lot like my...

    Is this you? Damn, you look a lot like my brother....my much older brother :fm:
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    Find a similarly comprehensive investigation and...

    Find a similarly comprehensive investigation and study that contradicts their article then. Usually, when someone can't do that, they throw out the old 'consider the source' argument. Back it up with...
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    If their homes, which are probably, by...

    If their homes, which are probably, by definition, temporary public housing, are provided by tax dollars then they are temporarily housed homeless. Semantics.

    It's interesting, you would think...
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    It appears that these costs are part of the...

    It appears that these costs are part of the total, based on Mofro's graphic. There are probably similar costs included in the non-profit expenditures but not highlighted.
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    Mofro, you're letting your predisposed opinion of...

    Mofro, you're letting your predisposed opinion of me get in the way of the facts presented in the biz journal article. In that article, the cost of non-profit, direct aid to the homeless was $746M....
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    The Denver article is what caught my attention...

    The Denver article is what caught my attention but was apparently in reference to the biz journal article. Again, the important number and point of the biz journal article is the $750M through...
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    $1.06B per year spent in Seattle on the...

    $1.06B per year spent in Seattle on the homelessness problem divided by 11,634 individuals = $91,112 per individual, annually. That was what jumped out at me in the first article I posted, followed...
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    Umm....not really. From the Journal article: ...

    Umm....not really. From the Journal article:

    "But Seattle is trying something new. For the first time, nonprofits have to prove their work is helping. The goal is to bring accountability to a...
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    If Seattle is spending an average of $91,000 per...

    If Seattle is spending an average of $91,000 per year per homeless person (including kids who are with single mothers, i.e. $273,000/year for that family unit), I would think there would be a way to...
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    Ooops....meant to put this in the PR. Sorry, mods!

    Ooops....meant to put this in the PR. Sorry, mods!
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    This is Funny...

    I was reading this on CNN's website about Terry Bradshaw. From the same article:

    "Alan Thicke, who died in 2016, was Robin's father."

    "CNN has reached out to Fox, Jeong and Thicke for comment."...
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    I really can't argue that. That's why I decided...

    I really can't argue that. That's why I decided when I was 18 that I didn't want kids. We're growing at an unsustainable pace and I didn't want to contribute to that. I might add, if you want to be...
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    This reminds me of the news stories coming out of...

    This reminds me of the news stories coming out of New York, Chicago, Detroit, and other areas with tenement housing in the 1960's and beyond where people lived for greatly reduced or free rent. The...
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    Good, problem solved! Back to skiing......

    Good, problem solved! Back to skiing... Seriously, though, one data point does not a trend make. Let's see if it holds. Hope it does but I'm not sold on it for future results.

    As for people being...
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    It really makes me wonder how many of the...

    It really makes me wonder how many of the homeless in Seattle are native to the area and how many have found ways to migrate there because they hear how liberal Seattle is with the money and with lax...
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    Spirit Lake or Twin Lakes are nice spots, easy...

    Spirit Lake or Twin Lakes are nice spots, easy commute to anything you'd likely want and easy jumps to skiing. Might kind of depend on how close to skiing you want to be and where you plan to ski. If...
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    This is an interesting article regarding Denver...

    This is an interesting article regarding Denver and their problems. What grabbed my attention with regard to Seattle is that they've spent $1.06B per year on the homeless problem and in 2017, they...
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    Just a quick geography lesson... Spirit Lake to...

    Just a quick geography lesson... Spirit Lake to the north is fine but Sagle is actually further north, not east, almost to Sandpoint, just at the south end of the long bridge that leads into...
  43. Yours must be a southern dialect.

    Yours must be a southern dialect.
  44. Nah, he got it wrong. As you wrote it, it's Fuck...

    Nah, he got it wrong. As you wrote it, it's Fuck yall y'all. You now owe me! Ha!

    You shoulda wrote uckfay all 'allyay
  45. We don't really do piece work. All our work is...

    We don't really do piece work. All our work is commercial with very little shingling, mostly TPO with some other membranes or metal. Journeyman rate is about $25.
  46. 4-10's works best for us this time of year. It...

    4-10's works best for us this time of year. It gets too hot in the afternoon, oftentimes so 12's wind up being fairly non-productive in the later afternoon. 14's are just too late after starting at...
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    Having done it, I agree with this. However, we...

    Having done it, I agree with this. However, we were shooting for sponsors, including a camping gear company so the mission was to show it in use... on the mountain. So, we carried it all up,...
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    I think the best time to hit Adams is probably...

    I think the best time to hit Adams is probably mid-June. I did it in mid July from Cold Springs and it was a little late. There were huge sun cups and runnels, much of the climb was over rock, but it...
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    No, it's exactly the right thing to do. It's on...

    No, it's exactly the right thing to do. It's on Youtube so is public and, presumably, there for the public to watch. There are many here who could in no way make the celebration of life for Dave but...
  50. You just have to pass the test...beyond that,...

    You just have to pass the test...beyond that, don't ask, don't tell. Just don't endanger yourself or others.... no tripping while on the clock.... (and yes, I know you're just being funny...)
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