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  1. Thread: Con artists

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    Twitter in a nutshell, just multiply the number...

    Twitter in a nutshell, just multiply the number of accounts by a few million.
  2. Thread: Ukraine

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    Maybe he will think about starting a new thread...

    Maybe he will think about starting a new thread and then people can not get all wound up about the derail from Ukraine into US whatever.
  3. Thread: Ukraine

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    U.S. in Vietnam, U.S. in Iraq and Afghanistan....

    U.S. in Vietnam, U.S. in Iraq and Afghanistan.
    RUS in Afghanistan.

    These things arenít stopped easily even if they arenít popular.

    Summit - no offense man, but you are probably at the exact...
  4. Thread: Ukraine

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    Leroy Jenkins is perhaps the most eponymous user...

    Leroy Jenkins is perhaps the most eponymous user name of all TGR history.
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    Yeah, thatís sort of what I watched my boss deal...

    Yeah, thatís sort of what I watched my boss deal with trying to justify upgrades from GS 6 to GS 6/7 for squad leader type positions. I think HR and OPM got a piece of his soul over the years he...
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    You probably have better insight, but it sure...

    You probably have better insight, but it sure seems like the issue is money because the entire USFS is mis-classified into the wrong GS levels.

    Maybe not the entry level, but hotshot...
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    Your link literally says they canít determine the...

    Your link literally says they canít determine the per test cost for the tests that were mailed via USPS.

    Is that the same as the per test cost for the ones I buy at the grocery store for $10/test?...
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    Remember this is the guy who was just wondering...

    Remember this is the guy who was just wondering why people donít take what he says at face value.
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    Its not worth it.

    Its not worth it.
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    The cool kids are all treating their PTSD...

    The cool kids are all treating their PTSD offshore with ibogaine.
  11. Thread: Ukraine

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    I was under the impression that the term came...

    I was under the impression that the term came from the Ukrainians. They are running a masterful propaganda campaign.
  12. Thread: Ukraine

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    Ha! I just find peoples adoption of propaganda...

    Ha!

    I just find peoples adoption of propaganda fascinating is all. Story old as time is dehumanizing your enemy so as to motivate your own people. Same thing the Russians did to motivate their...
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    [QUOTE=Trackhead;6610524] I just have...

    I just have experienced it being leaned on instead of figuring out or addressing the problem when there was at the end confirmed pathology, with life altering consequences if we didnít find a doctor...
  14. Thread: Ukraine

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    Iíd use the adjectives you just wrote. I donít...

    Iíd use the adjectives you just wrote. I donít need a caricature of them to understand what is happening nor do I think all of them are doing that.

    Itís sort of like applying those terms to...
  15. Thread: Ukraine

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    Wow, the adoption of ďOrcĒ to describe the...

    Wow, the adoption of ďOrcĒ to describe the Russian soldier is fascinating.

    Why? Is it necessary to adopt this dehumanizing propaganda language to describe them?
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    Iím admittedly a little touchy on this subject....

    Iím admittedly a little touchy on this subject. Maybe I am summarizing in my head incorrectly but what is coming across to me is: ďwe donít know, but I think most of this is psychosomatic and...
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    CDC has an entire website dedicated to it: ...

    CDC has an entire website dedicated to it:

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/long-term-effects/index.html



    As someone who spent a year plus of my life trying to get my wife to a...
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    So if you have an electrical fire in the winter...

    So if you have an electrical fire in the winter you are willing to just eat the cost?
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    Both of them are overpaid jackasses. What a waste...

    Both of them are overpaid jackasses. What a waste of court time massaging these twos egos.
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    I was saying this to myself quite awhile ago and...

    I was saying this to myself quite awhile ago and yet line goes up.
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    A bunch of houses nationally doesnít matter if...

    A bunch of houses nationally doesnít matter if they arenít where people want to live or where the jobs are. Regional housing shortages are real AFAICT.
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    Yeah, but where does ROI come in? Itís all about...

    Yeah, but where does ROI come in? Itís all about the Benjaminís man.
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    Yes, obviously you wouldnít understand. *looks...

    Yes, obviously you wouldnít understand. *looks down nose snidely*
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    I have worked in construction. No way I want...

    I have worked in construction.

    No way I want my kids doing that unless itís what they really want. Iím not talking about the management folks, Iím talking trades.

    On the flip side, Iíve seen...
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    Itís pretty unfair to ask the rich to pay taxes...

    Itís pretty unfair to ask the rich to pay taxes though donít you think?
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    Quick google tells me median range of gas...

    Quick google tells me median range of gas vehicles is 410 miles. EV is about 235.

    Average commute is 16 miles and you can charge it in your driveway which cuts out an entire side trip.
    ...
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    Adirons point is that in a world of finite...

    Adirons point is that in a world of finite resources we are better off spending the political capital and tax money on impacting kids in that age group because it can have profound impacts on...
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    This thread makes me think there should be...

    This thread makes me think there should be widespread support for tax increases to pay as we go for infrastructure.
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    MTM reminds me a lot of Benny Profane.

    MTM reminds me a lot of Benny Profane.
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    Iím hoping that the general acknowledgement that...

    Iím hoping that the general acknowledgement that the system is not working well leads to some compromise where a lot of what is discussed here is addressed, but in this political climate Iím not...
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    You are smart. Why are you ignoring the stats...

    You are smart. Why are you ignoring the stats about how many students are working at least part time? The numbers float between ~50-80% depending on part versus full time school. Maybe that has a...
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    Some good good ideas here, although the idea ...

    Some good good ideas here, although the idea
    that paying for school (entirely as used to be possible) by working seems to fly in the face of your graph showing college costs inflating far above CPI...
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    Simple solution, recover the billions in PPP loan...

    Simple solution, recover the billions in PPP loan fraud and punish them by making the student loan payments for people on the low end of the spectrum income wise.

    Loan forgiveness needs to come...
  34. Costco pack of bandaids was a good investment.

    Costco pack of bandaids was a good investment.
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    I can't remember the last time I got a flat on a...

    I can't remember the last time I got a flat on a car. Probably a work truck out in the boonies.
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    They are probably talking about the EPA...

    They are probably talking about the EPA requirements, which they have to hit, so that might get them over the line.
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    I'm impressed this person thinks people should...

    I'm impressed this person thinks people should take them seriously about various economic and market issues in other threads, yet can't parse that statistic.
  38. Denali access road will be closed at polychrome...

    Denali access road will be closed at polychrome in 2022 due to a landslide that will take a couple of years to build a bridge over.
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    Get your off leash dog off my property.

    Get your off leash dog off my property.
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    Based on what scientists are saying itís pretty...

    Based on what scientists are saying itís pretty much to late to have an orderly switch and we just need to throw everything at the wall and yes, itís going to be painful for countries that have...
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    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kFqK2M_FK7o This...

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kFqK2M_FK7o

    This is a FNIH discussion from October 2021 which is pre omicron.

    They present the stats as 50% rate in hospitalized patients and 10-30% in mild cases....
  42. Wow, so itís 50% of child related costs and one...

    Wow, so itís 50% of child related costs and one party can just decide to add to the cost whenever they want?
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    Any recommendations for a leadership related...

    Any recommendations for a leadership related book? Yes itís for a training. I realize itís all the same repackaged ideas, so something enlightening and grounded in science would be interesting.
    ...
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    Iím just impressed by how many peoples shit...

    Iím just impressed by how many peoples shit doesnít stink.
  45. Who knew baby monitors could be so controversial?...

    Who knew baby monitors could be so controversial?

    Wow.
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    Well, yeahÖ.

    Well, yeahÖ.
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    Seems like a reasonable way to chase the...

    Seems like a reasonable way to chase the electrical and then square up later if DIY.
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    Realistically we donít need global consensus, we...

    Realistically we donít need global consensus, we need the largest producers to act.
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    Certainly something I think about when I take the...

    Certainly something I think about when I take the kids skiing. That and if I should be teaching them a sport that might not be around by the time they are 30.
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    Makes it hard to plan for the future for sure. ...

    Makes it hard to plan for the future for sure.

    Where to move, skills, resources, kids, etc.

    Maybe ignorance is bliss?
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