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    When you talk about people who benefit the most...

    When you talk about people who benefit the most from Prop 13 now benefitting the most from Prop 19, it sounds like you're thinking about well off folks for whom these laws are a windfall. But most...
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    Whether that makes it worse rather than better is...

    Whether that makes it worse rather than better is in the eye of the beholder. If you're an empty nester with a big house and yard and want to downsize you sell the big house and invest the proceeds...
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    Bacon fat keeps in the fridge. I use it a lot for...

    Bacon fat keeps in the fridge. I use it a lot for browning meat for stews and ragus.
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    Prop 19 allows people 55 and older to keep there...

    Prop 19 allows people 55 and older to keep there valuation if they buy and live in a house the same or lesser price than the sale price of their old house and to pay an adjusted rate if the new house...
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    Bring your mom or dad to school

    About 1961 a girl in our class brought her dad, an antertainment agent, who said he had this crazy client from Brooklyn named Barbra Streisand who he thought might amount to something. I'm guessing...
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    One of the few good things the anti-tax movement...

    One of the few good things the anti-tax movement in California brought us is Prop 13--your property taxes can only go up 2% per year until the property is sold.
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    But it doesn't matter how fast my internet speed...

    But it doesn't matter how fast my internet speed is--TGR is like having dial up. On a good day.
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    Back in the pre-precheck days I had a couple of...

    Back in the pre-precheck days I had a couple of trips connect through San Diego--and had to exit to the land side and go through security again. Is it still like that?
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    Isn't there a good air force museum in Dayton? ...

    Isn't there a good air force museum in Dayton?

    My internet plan is 300 mbps down. I typically get 50ish. I heard about a program California is running to upgrade internet to underserved areas....
  10. Forgive me if I read about this in this forum: ...

    Forgive me if I read about this in this forum: Hospitals are running freestanding clinics that they call part of the hospital even though to patients that is not apparent. That allows the hospital...
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    You did better than my brother RNO to MSP--a week...

    You did better than my brother RNO to MSP--a week before the outage.
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    Why?

    Why?
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    The worldwide computer meltdown may have had...

    The worldwide computer meltdown may have had something to do with it.
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    Feed starter in the morning. Go to work. Make...

    Feed starter in the morning. Go to work.
    Make levain (starter, water, part of flour) in the evening. Leave out of the fridge.
    Next evening add salt and rest of flour. Do hourly stretch and folds...
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    According to a James McMurtry song, in small...

    According to a James McMurtry song, in small towns when the traveling circus came to town Dad would give teenage son $5 to "go see the elephant"--one of the circus performers with a side hustle. ...
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    That's the kind of ingenuity I want to see in...

    That's the kind of ingenuity I want to see in someone who works on my house or car.
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    I'm happy with adblock plus. And I have no...

    I'm happy with adblock plus. And I have no problem unblocking for a site I think is worthwhile. These sites have to make money somehow and I want them to stay in business. I donate a little to The...
  18. I gave my cell phone out on my business card. I...

    I gave my cell phone out on my business card. I pointed it out and told people to feel free to call if they needed to. I was also listed in the phone book back in the day. I can count on one hand...
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    I'm talking about the end user--the pilot, the...

    I'm talking about the end user--the pilot, the stuntman, the explosives expert who detonates the charge, the actor who pulls the trigger.
    As far as the nurse--she's the end user, which means she...
  20. Sure--let all the primary care docs have boutique...

    Sure--let all the primary care docs have boutique subscription practices for the affluent and let the hoi polloi go to the ER when they get sick.
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    Boo,

    Boo,
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    Not my wife but a male friend. Driving north on...

    Not my wife but a male friend. Driving north on 395 from Bishop with him asleep in the right front seat. I'm in one of the intermittent passing lanes going up a hill. Buddy wakes up and is staring...
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    I would think that a stunt driver doing a...

    I would think that a stunt driver doing a dangerous scene would make sure the car was in good working order, make sure the brakes work, etc, before doing the stunt. I am sure anyone actually piloting...
  24. Yeah, it sounds like a good deal for docs. Not...

    Yeah, it sounds like a good deal for docs. Not such a good deal for patients except those with a grand to burn.
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    People taking the rocks out of rock lined...

    People taking the rocks out of rock lined drainage channels to build cairns. They line those channels with rocks for a reason.
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    Are the Olympci trials still on?

    Are the Olympci trials still on?
  27. If you need to see a primary care doc to the tune...

    If you need to see a primary care doc to the tune of $1000/year there is a very good chance that you will need tests, xrays, specialists and hospitalization that will require additional insurance,...
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    Where are the cairns?

    Where are the cairns?
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    Sorry, didn't spend any time in Aosta proper, but...

    Sorry, didn't spend any time in Aosta proper, but Courmayeur and Entreve are great.
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    Was hiking on Aland (SWE) . There was a unique...

    Was hiking on Aland (SWE) . There was a unique geological feature--a soccer pitch sized area covered completely with individual rocks. Except that people had piled every single rock into a cairn. ...
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    Let me squeeze this in. My brother's flight from...

    Let me squeeze this in. My brother's flight from RNO to MSP via SLC yesterday morning was delayed due to lack of battery for the emergency megaphone (first time I ever heard that planes have...
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    I hitched through Cheyenne in the early 70s...

    I hitched through Cheyenne in the early 70s during Frontier Days with hair down to the middle of my back. (Nowadays the cowboys are the ones with the long hair.) Got a ride out of town with a guy...
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    Drove from Pinedale WY to Detroit in 2nd gear in...

    Drove from Pinedale WY to Detroit in 2nd gear in a Cutlass with auto transmission because it wouldn't shift up any higher. Hitch hiked back from Dubois WY in a VW van where the driver had a rope to...
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    I have the same situation--android phone, wife...

    I have the same situation--android phone, wife with iphone. I just tell her I can't help and go back to whatever I was doing. You gotta learn how to do that. But I can't get her to google fixes...
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    Neither do we.

    Neither do we.
  36. Except that most people, when they have a serious...

    Except that most people, when they have a serious problem, want the best subspecialist, not the most caring generalist. We need both.

    A handful of docs doing boutique family practice for a few...
  37. Sounds like a good deal for the docs. For...

    Sounds like a good deal for the docs. For patients it's an extra cost in addition to insurance for specialists, hospital care. This is not capitated care where the primary care provider pays for...
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    105, acidic, like my spa.

    105, acidic, like my spa.
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    It is proven fact that the toothpaste tube is...

    It is proven fact that the toothpaste tube is never completely empty.
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    What about the three steaks he ate before the...

    What about the three steaks he ate before the video?
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    well done

    well done
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    depends whose dick is in the bag.

    depends whose dick is in the bag.
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    Throwing things out is not wasteful. Buying them...

    Throwing things out is not wasteful. Buying them is.,
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    go to a jam band show, find some girl with hairy...

    go to a jam band show, find some girl with hairy legs and armpits and tell her you'd like to try her starter. Whatever else you do with her we don't need to hear
    . (Protip--works for making...
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    If Core Shot thinks it's so easy to leave how...

    If Core Shot thinks it's so easy to leave how come he's still crawling around the house in a dog collar and leash licking the floors clean. Come on CS--you don't have to put up with it.
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    Friend of mine had her GenZ employee come to her...

    Friend of mine had her GenZ employee come to her with a paper check, wondering if it was some kind of scam.
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    We all do stupid stuff. When you get rich enough...

    We all do stupid stuff. When you get rich enough people stop calling you on it. Yeah boss, that's a great idea.
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    The devil is in the details, what actual behavior...

    The devil is in the details, what actual behavior gets prosecuted in practice.
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    I've removed tumors that looked better than...

    I've removed tumors that looked better than that--but how it tastes is all that matters. (All of us who have had a pizza stick to the peel swear by that.)
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    if yatsie makes a post but he's on everyone's...

    if yatsie makes a post but he's on everyone's ignore list is it actually a post? What happens to a post that no one reads? Will it fly through space for billions of years until an advanced...
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