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  1. My 73 Pinto had both. I would like to point...

    My 73 Pinto had both.

    I would like to point out that it's not boomers who are too stupid to vaccinate their kids. We all vaccinated ours. Most of us had the childhood diseases and didn't want...
  2. BB--sounds like fraud to me or at least...

    BB--sounds like fraud to me or at least negligence, since you made a good faith effort to stay in network. Obviously suing them isn't a practical option but tossing the word "fraud" around might...
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    90 fractures--I'd say that's a challenge for the...

    90 fractures--I'd say that's a challenge for the guy's future prison mates.
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    Our contractor has one of those and loves it. I...

    Our contractor has one of those and loves it. I don't know why though--the guy will drag a compressor and an extension cord off his truck to air nail four nails.

    An old Serbian plumber I've used...
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    Heading into the 3rd year of medical school I had...

    Heading into the 3rd year of medical school I had no idea what kind of doctor I wanted to be. All that year nothing really grabbed me. My last rotation was general surgery. The first day I got to...
  6. Not entirely true. We hid down in the school...

    Not entirely true. We hid down in the school basement with all the peeling asbestos covered pipes.


    Pot meet kettle, kettle meet pot.

    Neither Bush nor Cheney got anywhere near Vietnam. (I...
  7. Bill Clinton, a boomer, gave us one. Another...

    Bill Clinton, a boomer, gave us one. Another boomer, George W Bush. threw it away. It's ridiculous to generalize about any generation. The baby boom contained well-off, college-going hippies who...
  8. I think most boomers would actually agree with...

    I think most boomers would actually agree with FF's rant. I don't know any boomer who's particularly proud of the way we've left the world. I just don't see my generation, or any other generation,...
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    Clothes I get (I wear pRana moab pants even...

    Clothes I get (I wear pRana moab pants even though I don't climb any more--they're really comfortable. BTW pRana is Columbia for people who think Columbia isn't for serious outdoor people.) But...
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    I like the fake summit photo idea. We were on top...

    I like the fake summit photo idea. We were on top of the Aiguille du Midi, went out through the ice tunnel, there was a couple in full mountaineering gear out there. Full goretex suits, harnesses,...
  11. You guys sound exactly like the zealots. Some...

    You guys sound exactly like the zealots. Some religious beliefs can be dismissed as provably wrong--that the world was created in 6 days or that earth is the center of the universe, but the idea...
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    yep--same study as the NPR piece was talking about

    yep--same study as the NPR piece was talking about
  13. Your insisting that you know there is no god is...

    Your insisting that you know there is no god is exactly the same as the believer insisting he knows there is a god--it's the certainty of the true believer and is responsible for a lot of evil in the...
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    I'm going to give my son my Chouinard axe for...

    I'm going to give my son my Chouinard axe for xmas, and a couple of modern ice tools. (He gave his girlfriend Quarks last xmas.) He's in Boston. OK to pack that stuff in my carryon?
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    What are we going to do about the roughly 50...

    What are we going to do about the roughly 50 million gas and oil burning furnaces in this country, not to mention those in the rest of the world?
    And let's hope Facebook's digital currency never...
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    One of the most important things to learn in life...

    One of the most important things to learn in life is when to use corded tools and when to use cordless.
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    We might be better off if cops had to pass yearly...

    We might be better off if cops had to pass yearly fitness tests the way soldiers do. I don't think the cop in the back would pass, especially since girth is one of the factors.
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    I don't know--bartending sounds a lot more fun...

    I don't know--bartending sounds a lot more fun and more lucrative than grad school or an entry level job for an international relations and economics major.
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    I buy the separation anxiety idea rather than...

    I buy the separation anxiety idea rather than boredom. A dog can lie around the house doing nothing and if it's owner is home it doesn't tear up stuff. Dogs are about as social an animal as there...
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    Giving money to the wealthy also eliminates the...

    Giving money to the wealthy also eliminates the circulation multiplier in the economy. One more reason to have a wealth tax, besides increasing revenue. By spending the wealth tax money government...
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    there is, as long as they're designed to be...

    there is, as long as they're designed to be progressive--not on basics, cars only on amounts over a certain figure, etc--but it's hard to design a consumption tax that would be really fair to poorer...
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    I have a number of Ryobi tools but wish I didn't....

    I have a number of Ryobi tools but wish I didn't. I got into Ryobi before it became a HD exclusive. The batteries don't seem to last and they're definitely light duty. The only thing I like about...
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    In a perfect world sales tax would be gone and...

    In a perfect world sales tax would be gone and we'd have mainly seriously progressive, minimal loophole income and wealth taxes. This is not a perfect world, in case you hadn't noticed.
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    In Truckee we care about what's REALLY important...

    In Truckee we care about what's REALLY important
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    Officer shot and killed in Sacramento, domestic...

    Officer shot and killed in Sacramento, domestic violence call, heavily armed ex felon. Took the police 42 minutes to evacuate her under fire. A lot of second guessing going on about that. I'm...
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    would that work with teenagers left alone in the...

    would that work with teenagers left alone in the house for the weekend?
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    How do you train a dog not to do bad stuff if...

    How do you train a dog not to do bad stuff if they only do it when you're gone?
  28. According to Dr. Google the stink is caused by...

    According to Dr. Google the stink is caused by moisture loving bacteria breaking the complex molecules in sweat into smelly molecules. The wetter you are the more bacteria, so in a dry climate not...
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    Most recently--stand up weed puller. Saves the...

    Most recently--stand up weed puller. Saves the back. Another back saver--wife's sailboat in the garage, the trailer tongue lies on the floor so I can step over it so I use a chain hoist to lift the...
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    Not as embarrassing as if they had thought it was...

    Not as embarrassing as if they had thought it was alive.
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    I agree with you, but I'm surprised that dogs...

    I agree with you, but I'm surprised that dogs that I assume are very well trained need choke collars. Maybe someone can explain.
    I'm sure dogs can get PTSD too--those dogs need their emotional...
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    LOL Tamburello Rouge. Try and keep up.

    LOL Tamburello Rouge. Try and keep up.
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    Those aren't seat coolers, they're the cans of...

    Those aren't seat coolers, they're the cans of beer you forgot were in your back pockets.
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    I hate seat heaters winter or summer.

    I hate seat heaters winter or summer.
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    A technique for peeling lots of garlic...

    A technique for peeling lots of garlic
    https://twitter.com/VPestilenZ/status/1140437217619390465
    can't wait to try it.
    WARNING: The New Yorker writer who wrote about the technique wound up with 5...
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    POS or seriously mentally ill?

    POS or seriously mentally ill?
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    I'd give her a 50-50 chance of surviving until...

    I'd give her a 50-50 chance of surviving until her court date. Thinking about what must have been going through the dog's mind--loyalty betrayed--is worse than the drowning itself.
  38. Anti is nice if you work in office clothes and...

    Anti is nice if you work in office clothes and don't want people to see sweat under your armpits. Shirts last longer if you don't wear undershirts. Some people have extreme sweating which can be...
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    The fight is on youtube--not the whole thing as I...

    The fight is on youtube--not the whole thing as I recall but the last rounds. I think it was stopped because Paul was cut badly and blinded, otherwise could have gone longer....
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    growing backlash:...

    growing backlash:
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/18/us/emotional-support-animal.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage
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    I was often tempted to throw a brown candy bar...

    I was often tempted to throw a brown candy bar into the pool in the hopes of shutting things down.
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    Bumped in appreciation. He's playing in Reno on...

    Bumped in appreciation. He's playing in Reno on the 1st. Free.
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    Police mistake doll for dead baby. Sometimes the...

    Police mistake doll for dead baby. Sometimes the cops aren't evil, just stupid. ...
  44. I'm not suggesting that you leave the orthopedist...

    I'm not suggesting that you leave the orthopedist you're comfortable with and find a podiatrist, especially since he's a foot and ankle specialist, only that orthopedists aren't automatically better...
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    Swim team sucks. All day sunday meets in 100F +...

    Swim team sucks. All day sunday meets in 100F + heat, "The next event is 47 heats of girls 6 and under 25 yard freestyle and we're not starting until we get some timers down here." Your kid is...
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    People like AOC bother a lot of people because...

    People like AOC bother a lot of people because their thinking about what is possible has been crammed into a tiny little box by our corporate/0.1% overlords for so long that when they try to think...
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    No pic but out kayaking the other day watched a...

    No pic but out kayaking the other day watched a bald eagle chasing an osprey. The osprey wasn't carrying a fish. Watched this for a few minutes, no contact was made and then they took off across the...
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    You find her amusing because she's smarter than...

    You find her amusing because she's smarter than you are (smarter than most people actually and you don't understand her. Don't let the age and looks fool you. Listen to the Michael Cohen...
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    We seem to have a few mice every winter but it's...

    We seem to have a few mice every winter but it's scary since hantavirus is endemic here. Theoretically I should be wearing a full hazmat suit with respirator to deal with them. (My "hazmat suit" is...
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    How to tell your house isn't built that...

    How to tell your house isn't built that solidly--things rattle when a train goes by . . . and the train is across a lake and a half mile away.
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