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  1. Speaking of French/France, for years some...

    Speaking of French/France, for years some countries (ahem, Switzerland) were mocking the French team as foreign born. A generation later and the Tunisian team which beat France has TEN France-born...
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    Good to know! Thanks.

    Good to know! Thanks.
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    By upgrade you mean the whole thing or can you...

    By upgrade you mean the whole thing or can you just upgrade the computer?
  4. Thread: No more LSAT

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    You missed 5 so there is that ;)

    You missed 5 so there is that ;)
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    It's not hard and it's there to protect people...

    It's not hard and it's there to protect people and the gov from fraudsters and cheats. Encouraging BTC is encouraging fraud and money laundering. I can see how it's appealing to the "tax is theft"...
  6. Thread: Ukraine

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    Someone seems to have forgotten about freedom...

    Someone seems to have forgotten about freedom fries... Europe (minus the UK of course) knew it was BS.
  7. If only it was Twiter's value. I guarantee you...

    If only it was Twiter's value. I guarantee you I'll go way out of my way before I buy ANY product associated with that sociopath.
  8. And it was long overdue. I'd hire triple that....

    And it was long overdue. I'd hire triple that. There is a massive clean up to do starting at the top.
    Best money a government can spend. It pays back big time.
  9. They all think they'll pay less taxes (and get...

    They all think they'll pay less taxes (and get the same services).
    Just minutes ago I was hearing a so-called "law and order" candidate saying they wanted to cut IRS staff. It's weird. You'd think...
  10. Hopefully a massive amount of his wealth will get...

    Hopefully a massive amount of his wealth will get destroyed.
    If we cannot tax billionaire to limit their wealth and associated overreach / unrestricted power, having them self destroy is the second...
  11. Thread: Ukraine

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    To be clear I completely agree with you. I don't...

    To be clear I completely agree with you. I don't think what Korea did with 60M people can be done with 1B+ especially with their demographic challenges.
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    Rate of GDP growth/capita is key (in PPP). ...

    Rate of GDP growth/capita is key (in PPP). That's what will likely determine if a generation is "better off" than their parents.
  13. Thread: Ukraine

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    Pretty much that. He needs to just shut up and...

    Pretty much that. He needs to just shut up and focus on engineering.
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    This. Pretty proud of my town for slowly...

    This.

    Pretty proud of my town for slowly squeezing this out with restrictions becoming stronger and stronger (many were placed years ago with staggered implementation and are finally coming on)....
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    Let's ask some Ukrainian parents who wanted to...

    Let's ask some Ukrainian parents who wanted to take their freshman kids skiing this winter and instead see them on the front trying to stop barbarians from raping and pillaging their towns.
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    Similar stories get recycled again and again and...

    Similar stories get recycled again and again and again... meh.
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    To be fair, he was advertising on the daily...

    To be fair, he was advertising on the daily caller. Easy marks.
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    Oh good. Thanks. Bad information from a major...

    Oh good. Thanks. Bad information from a major French paper of all places!
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    I am reading that the Bv Moderna target Ba.1...

    I am reading that the Bv Moderna target Ba.1 (omicron), who Pfizer targets Ba.4 and 5. Wouldnít that suggest Pfizer is the better choice right now?
    (I was on Moderna before)
    Just thinking about...
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    Does that mean the millions of newly minted RE...

    Does that mean the millions of newly minted RE agents will need to get real jobs? Sad! :D
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    Exactly. This article is missing the key point....

    Exactly. This article is missing the key point. Once you have basics covered there is a lot more to happiness than $$.
  22. Thread: Ukraine

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    While they really need to do more, keep in mind...

    While they really need to do more, keep in mind that lots of money is funneled through the European institutions "the EU".
    ...
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    "Starwood Capitalís real estate investment trust...

    "Starwood Capitalís real estate investment trust (REIT), Starwood Property Trust, owns some 130,000 apartments nationwide, and Sternlicht said that although rents have jumped 20% ďalmost everywhereĒ...
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    Soooo. Who is taking the bets on this happening...

    Soooo. Who is taking the bets on this happening to the LCC gondola?
  25. Thread: Ukraine

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    If the shoe fits...

    If the shoe fits...
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    One of my neighbors in Germany was captured in...

    One of my neighbors in Germany was captured in 1942 I recall (at 17 yo). He remained in Siberia until 1947!! Did not die. What a shit life from the get go.
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    Yep. That alone makes me want to look into the...

    Yep. That alone makes me want to look into the "electric car" thread. Imagine if even half the US production was exported instead of burnt at home. We'd have immense soft power and declaw a lot of...
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    Funny you say that. When living near Luxembourg...

    Funny you say that. When living near Luxembourg we'd windsurf a pond near the border that was always the only manageable lake temperature wise thanks for the local nuke plant (Cattenom) using it for...
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    I am not either. I am just curious. Basically...

    I am not either. I am just curious. Basically here is state is the consumer AND the producer. Much different than if you actually pay for someone else product (like the Germans). The 2 cases, despite...
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    Ok. I need some help here. I don't get it. So...

    Ok. I need some help here. I don't get it.
    So France by law has caps on what consumers can pay for electricity. Futures are crazy high BUT France also owns EDF (generating basically all electricity...
  31. Thread: 9 Years---Ouch

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    We could poison him first with something that...

    We could poison him first with something that will kill him 30-60 days after the exchange. That would be so Putin like. Win win.
  32. Thread: 9 Years---Ouch

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    Exactly. it can be summed up by greedy people...

    Exactly. it can be summed up by greedy people ignoring how fucked a country is just because for a while there is easy money for them.
    It's really a case of leopard ate my face.
  33. Thread: Ukraine

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    Yes but lots of what's done currently directly...

    Yes but lots of what's done currently directly with gas could be replaced by electricity.
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    This is one thing that's really pissing me off....

    This is one thing that's really pissing me off. You hear from all these guys that in 20 years we're all dead if we do nothing about CO2 and in the same sentence talk about nuclear waste that will...
  35. Thread: Brexit

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    You're not alone...

    You're not alone...
  36. Thread: Fuel Prices.

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    I honestly hate driving slow (aka the speed...

    I honestly hate driving slow (aka the speed limit) but lately I have done it. Not because I can't afford the gas but because I am finally sick of my money propping up dictators.
    Don't ask me to...
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    To get a job that affects policy, being buyable...

    To get a job that affects policy, being buyable by lobbies probably goes a lot further than being smart.
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    Here is another thing that blows my mind. How are...

    Here is another thing that blows my mind. How are 1031 even a thing. Imagine having some FB stock with big CG and rolling it tax free into say some AMZN stock without paying taxes. The whole RE world...
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    Wow. Unreal PC never clamped down hard on that. ...

    Wow. Unreal PC never clamped down hard on that.
    My town did it too late (better late than never) but it's a move any desirable place should do.
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    Yes, completely unreal. If it's that hard for...

    Yes, completely unreal.
    If it's that hard for someone to admit they made a mistake (we all make some) on something so black and white I can't imagine having a conversation on a more complex subject....
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    No one said 10x anywhere. You're the first person...

    No one said 10x anywhere. You're the first person who wrote that. Can't read either?
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    Still here? That's literally what my post was...

    Still here? That's literally what my post was about: 10% over 17 years is x5.
    And your come back was "you're back at Math". You had to pull out a calculator for that? :D Doubling down on stupid?
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    1x1.1^17 Not too bright huh?

    1x1.1^17

    Not too bright huh?
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    Huh no. Pick up what you want. Truck? Not x5....

    Huh no.
    Pick up what you want. Truck? Not x5. House? Not time 5. Eggs? Meat? definitely not x5. I have a spread sheet with every purchase I have made (from a single coffee on) since 2008 (missing 3...
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    This is the dumbest chart I have ever seen. The...

    This is the dumbest chart I have ever seen. The "real" inflation would have been 10% on avg since 2005? Compounded that would be a x5 in 17 years (2005-2022).
    Just about NOTHING went x5 in that...
  46. Thread: Ukraine

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    They are gonna bomb half their own kids knowing...

    They are gonna bomb half their own kids knowing that's where so many live?
    I think a "LOL" is appropriate.
  47. Thread: Fuel Prices.

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    Stop making sense. People got a shot across the...

    Stop making sense.
    People got a shot across the bow in 2008. If they still have gas guzzlers in 2022, F them.
  48. Thread: Fuel Prices.

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    Certainly agree on that unless for some super...

    Certainly agree on that unless for some super remote line not worth electrifying. I haven't read up on the numbers though.
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    In many ways it's quite backward, starting with...

    In many ways it's quite backward, starting with healthcare.
    I love the West and wouldn't want to be anywhere else because of the limited population (also why I did not want to be in the Wasatch...
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    Nice. I mostly lurk and don't post. (Living in...

    Nice. I mostly lurk and don't post.

    (Living in Hood River the last 6 years.)
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