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    Speak in a language they understand. Open carry.

    Speak in a language they understand. Open carry.
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    I did end up picking up the a6000 kit. It seems...

    I did end up picking up the a6000 kit. It seems like a decent camera that she will enjoy playing around with.

    And if she doesn't, I will.

    Thanks for all of the thoughts and advice!
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    Went a couple of weeks ago to a spot we had never...

    Went a couple of weeks ago to a spot we had never seen anyone else. There were 5 other groups.

    Everyone else is going to have the same plan, so go early.
  4. Thread: Fork discipline?

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    Sporks.

    Sporks.
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    Moving, wife working out of the house full time...

    Moving, wife working out of the house full time in June, can keep my job, but need to find childcare, which is proving difficult. Yeah.
  6. Thread: Ahmaud Arbery

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    Just exercising those 2nd amendment rights,...

    Just exercising those 2nd amendment rights, amirite?
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    LOL. Have you not been paying attention?

    LOL. Have you not been paying attention?
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    So I should buy this: ...

    So I should buy this:

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I8BICB2?tag=duckduckgo-fpas-20&linkCode=osi&th=1&psc=1

    Or the Olympus OM-D-M10 Mark iii kit with 14-42mm for $599?
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    Camera for wife - Gift

    My wife has wanted a SLR (or whatever the current thing is these days) for a few years now. She is graduating from a pretty serious program (not art, science) soon and this seems like a good...
  10. Thread: Ahmaud Arbery

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    I for one am baffled at the idea that anyone...

    I for one am baffled at the idea that anyone could have a group of armed men chasing them in a pickup in broad daylight and be thinking anything other than "I am going to die."

    The whole " if he...
  11. Everytime I have been down this road I have...

    Everytime I have been down this road I have reminded myself that I spent a decade and a half wearing whites and there is no way I want to wear a heel around anymore.

    I went from daily driver...
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    Forgot the best part. "But the tests are perfect."

    Forgot the best part. "But the tests are perfect."
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    Totally unsurprised at the number of posters who...

    Totally unsurprised at the number of posters who bit on the "Iockdown until July 6" comment.

    Oregon business can reopen May15 if the county they are in meets certain guidelines and they meet...
  14. Thread: Wagon Stoke

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    I do have a set of low profile chains for it, but...

    I do have a set of low profile chains for it, but there is a pretty good risk of ripping the ABS wiring up from what I have read.
  15. Thread: Wagon Stoke

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    Tried that, but can't seem to access the rear...

    Tried that, but can't seem to access the rear drains from the top in this car.

    Both times I've pulled the wheel well cover, the drain is always clogged at the check valve at the bottom.
  16. Thread: Wagon Stoke

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    I drive a 2011 JSW TDI 6MT. I was averaging high...

    I drive a 2011 JSW TDI 6MT. I was averaging high 40MPG when I was daily driving.

    I have dealt with the pano roof issue and wish I didn't have it. Issue for me has been debris clogging the tubes,...
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    To be fair, they thought that everyone else was...

    To be fair, they thought that everyone else was going to be starving and dying while they enacted their white Christian vision for the country with their tacticool gear, not losing all their income...
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    I will say that this is actually pretty rational...

    I will say that this is actually pretty rational behavior in a country with essentially no social safety net. People are losing jobs, houses, can't pay rent, etc. The risk of getting COVID and being...
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    Surprised the cops didn't show up in N95s and/or...

    Surprised the cops didn't show up in N95s and/or riot masks.
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    Marketing strategy in COVID times. If house is occupied, how they will work with that. Howany deals have they closed in the last 60 days.

    How would you recommend we deal with a multiple offer...
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    I assume you considered and cannot obtain N95s...

    I assume you considered and cannot obtain N95s or N95 cartridges on half masks for the foreseeable future.

    In Oregon, road work continues on. A little bit of strategy about what projects would...
  22. Thread: HOBIE 16FT

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    Fun, fun ,fun. Soft spot is probably some...

    Fun, fun ,fun. Soft spot is probably some delaminated fiberglass. Depending on your skill level can maybe be repaired in your backyard.
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    Is there a per capita version? Faeroe islands...

    Is there a per capita version?

    Faeroe islands looks impressive, but there are 52,000 people living there.
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    My employer finally came around to letting us...

    My employer finally came around to letting us take equipment home, so brought a 28" monitor home to supplement the laptop. Since we are in a small house, I take it all apart and put it in a closet at...
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    He has a natural ability to be a doctor don't you...

    He has a natural ability to be a doctor don't you know.

    It is truly mind boggling that doctors haven't thought of injecting or ingesting disinfectant until our glorious President Trump came...
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    Describes our selling experience. Will wait for...

    Describes our selling experience. Will wait for awhile to buy, but low interest rates are hard to pass up.
  27. Thread: What phone now?

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    Thoughts on the iphone SE? Currently on a Moto G5...

    Thoughts on the iphone SE? Currently on a Moto G5 plus which has a broken camera.

    Having the Moto phone has certainly raised my awareness of the Google creep factor. Some of the stuff they do is...
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    A big chunk of my organization was/is paper...

    A big chunk of my organization was/is paper based, for reasons I don't understand but can't seem to change, so this whole thing is a real struggle for some.

    People were constantly dropping paper...
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    I almost lost it when someone indicated we might...

    I almost lost it when someone indicated we might go back to paper some day.
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    My office just recently switched contract signing...

    My office just recently switched contract signing to digital because of the COVID. That shit was annoying.

    "Here initial this so we can walk it around through the approval chain. No, we can't go...
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    A better use of your time instead of typing,...

    A better use of your time instead of typing, would have been watching the video.
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    That is one dangerous dogwhistle he is blowing on.

    That is one dangerous dogwhistle he is blowing on.
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    Man, pretty amazing that Republicans are coming...

    Man, pretty amazing that Republicans are coming around to "let the weak and old die" after clutching their pearls over "Death Panels." I'm sure they won't see the irony.
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    You mean Obama and Fauci right?

    You mean Obama and Fauci right?
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    Are we supposed to be mad at foreign politicians...

    Are we supposed to be mad at foreign politicians for downplaying the threat from COVID19 and not our own? Is that how that is working these days? Asking for a friend.
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    National electric code probably has something to...

    National electric code probably has something to say. 18" would be typical.
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    As someone who is under 50 and has spent a good...

    As someone who is under 50 and has spent a good part of my life watching the Boomer generation systematically fuck everyone coming after them and who is currently watching the entire country come to...
  38. Thread: ZOOM Wackiness

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    Teams is pretty good, but goddamn it is a...

    Teams is pretty good, but goddamn it is a distraction factory even with most of the notifications turned off. It's like having your team standing in your office all day.

    Did a one year old Bday...
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    Nope, you just need some "America's Grand...

    Nope, you just need some "America's Grand Reopening" marketing and a rally.

    Can almost guarantee something like this is in the works. That's why he went nuts tonight after the governors got...
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    For sure. Just happy to be able to sell all...

    For sure. Just happy to be able to sell all things considered.
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    We were frankly bummed to sell to an investor who...

    We were frankly bummed to sell to an investor who will rent instead of another young family that needs a affordable place to live. Unfortunately, we aren't in a position where we can afford to pay...
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    Just accepted a lower all cash offer over high...

    Just accepted a lower all cash offer over high offers that needed financing because we don't want to risk the deal not going through because of changing bank requirements. Crazy time to need to sell...
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    I don't see the police state issue where I am at....

    I don't see the police state issue where I am at. If anything, we were just discussing (internal government discussion) how we might need to consider enforcement of some government orders with...
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    Come in Mazderati, it is America First!, get with...

    Come in Mazderati, it is America First!, get with the program.
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    Good to know we have extra tests for tigers..

    Good to know we have extra tests for tigers..
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    Sitting in an EOC. So yeah, employed.

    Sitting in an EOC. So yeah, employed.
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    Portland. Selling in the same state but not...

    Portland. Selling in the same state but not commuting distance.
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    Was planning to sell as wife has a major job...

    Was planning to sell as wife has a major job change occurring by June 15. Didn't know where we were going until Friday. Yay.
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    This made me stop mid sentence in the EOC this...

    This made me stop mid sentence in the EOC this morning and laugh.
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    Presidential briefing today was a joke.

    Presidential briefing today was a joke.
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