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    I can't believe it took this long to get a post...

    I can't believe it took this long to get a post like this. I knew it had to be coming when I kept mentioning Iowa (Dubuque was just the first Iowa town that popped into my head).
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    doesn't he have like 15 kids by now?

    doesn't he have like 15 kids by now?
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    As with almost everything, Trump is an exception.

    As with almost everything, Trump is an exception.
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    People who make up stupid nicknames for public...

    People who make up stupid nicknames for public figures that play on the person's name, and insist on using that name over and over for the person. Like, say, Killary, or the one I just saw, Aaron...
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    has this been posted yet? 298306

    has this been posted yet?

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  6. Thread: STP Deals Thread

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    Jeebus, 11 years and 5 posts. Impressive.

    Jeebus, 11 years and 5 posts. Impressive.
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    Middle class is just a figment of our imagination.

    Middle class is just a figment of our imagination.
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    I'll meet you there.

    I'll meet you there.
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    It's definitely not that simple. Transfer of...

    It's definitely not that simple. Transfer of designated basin water rights is just a wee bit beyond the scope of tgr's real estate thread.
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    Actually, the federal government is already...

    Actually, the federal government is already paying farmers out there to retire their land. In any event, the Ogallala is too far from Denver metro.Not sure what your point is, but as a theoretical...
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    actually, that ship has sailed too. At least in...

    actually, that ship has sailed too. At least in Colorado.
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    They can't just keep building out there on the...

    They can't just keep building out there on the plains, because the water has to come from somewhere.
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    Nope. But TBH, my dropper is pretty shitty (KS...

    Nope. But TBH, my dropper is pretty shitty (KS eTen) and is slow AF, so I am guessing that is part of why I feel like I am not in need of a dropper. Because the notion of seeing a corner coming up...
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    the number thrown around here was something like...

    the number thrown around here was something like $50/day, but I always thought that was likely high, or that pricing was more complex than that.
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    My org is just starting to explore the idea of...

    My org is just starting to explore the idea of having employees work remotely. And my fear is that if it became more of a thing, and I took them up on the opportunity, what happens if in 3 years...
  16. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztz_F1qh6jM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztz_F1qh6jM
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    I'm much less tuned into the Basin, but this...

    I'm much less tuned into the Basin, but this seems like the right take.



    Not necessarily. If the parking is full all the time, that means you're turning away people, and the experience may not...
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    I like having a dropper, but I'm one of those who...

    I like having a dropper, but I'm one of those who doesn't think it's the most awesome thing. Truthfully, I only find it useful for trails that I know really well or have well defined uphill and...
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    We must start the hand wringing and wild...

    We must start the hand wringing and wild speculation now!!!
  20. MesmerizingPlot?

    MesmerizingPlot?
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    It's not a per hour amount, but this was a 4 hour...

    It's not a per hour amount, but this was a 4 hour shift for a half credit, so $50. And I'm a salary man, so there's no work I can do to easily make up for that money/time.
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    And, no surprise, it took them 6 days to tell me...

    And, no surprise, it took them 6 days to tell me "yeah, you made a commitment to volunteer for us but we made no commitment to you."

    If there was another ski racing group around I'd go elsewhere,...
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    It would also be nice if those flossing kids got...

    It would also be nice if those flossing kids got off your lawn, amirite?
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    I generally agree with this, though I am not sure...

    I generally agree with this, though I am not sure I agree with the term "wealthy". And I agree that we have many systemic problems, consumerism being one. But I would also point out that some of...
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    no, your situation is linked to a glitch in the...

    no, your situation is linked to a glitch in the space time continu--er, the forum software.
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    First, let me say I am not feeling middle class...

    First, let me say I am not feeling middle class at 250k. Because I'd have to way more than double my income to get to 250k.

    Second, I do think that there is some truth to what you're saying, but...
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    What used to be "middle class" from the general...

    What used to be "middle class" from the general understanding, which was a standard of living and not some objective number, now seems to require an income (in some locales) that many here want to...
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    Same here, in Colorado. But it lumped me in with...

    Same here, in Colorado. But it lumped me in with Aurora and Lakewood, so I'm probably nowhere near the middle in my actual town.
  29. Thread: The FIFTY

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    I'm tired just watching that

    I'm tired just watching that
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    that was rad

    that was rad
  31. Thread: Lobster

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    298073

    298073
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    Hmmm, I may have, I don't recall, it was probably...

    Hmmm, I may have, I don't recall, it was probably close to $500. But I also bought that pair of ski boots 10 years ago. Wish I could afford to buy another pair.
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    My annual income was $53k when I bought my home. ...

    My annual income was $53k when I bought my home. I never knew I was upper class. I got screwed.
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    I know you're not this stupid. Just because the...

    I know you're not this stupid. Just because the home costs $1M doesn't mean that "buying" the home means you have $1M in equity. It means you have a hudge mortgage payment.
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    Do I have granite counters? No, but close...

    Do I have granite counters? No, but close enough.
    How much did you spend last year on vacations? Very little, maybe a few hundred?
    How much did you spend last year on eating out? Very little,...
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    Foggy, that's a weird way to look at it, IMO. ...

    Foggy, that's a weird way to look at it, IMO. Sure, Boulder or Golden or the Fraser valley are choices. But the way you're looking at it says that there simply can't be a middle class in expensive...
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    Well said, thanks for the good explanation that...

    Well said, thanks for the good explanation that eluded me.
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    I highly doubt that happens. Google is not that...

    I highly doubt that happens. Google is not that on top of this shit, as their primary business model doesn't include consumer products. I have Google Fi as my phone service. Many months ago, I had...
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    this boggles my mind

    this boggles my mind
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    Yeah, Boulder is full of wealthy people, driving...

    Yeah, Boulder is full of wealthy people, driving up home prices for the middle class that wants to live here but can barely afford it.

    And the geographic boundary thing IS interesting. But I am...
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    I agree with you, I think middle class living...

    I agree with you, I think middle class living inherently does have some stress. Of course, one could have a secure job, but a middle class life means that if you lost that job and couldn't find a...
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    so, if your current earnings only allow you to...

    so, if your current earnings only allow you to live in an expensive area at what would be a middle class lifestyle in most of the country, you are still upper class because those same earnings would...
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    an engineering forum. fun. hmmmm.

    an engineering forum. fun. hmmmm.
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    exactly. Somehow, just being able to live the...

    exactly. Somehow, just being able to live the "american dream" in some communities makes you "upper class" to him.
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    I'm not moving any goalposts, you dumbass! I have...

    I'm not moving any goalposts, you dumbass! I have multiple posts in here asking folks to agree on where the goalposts are, so we can actually have an intelligent discussion. That you're too fucking...
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    I just saw. You pulled from Zillow...

    I just saw. You pulled from Zillow. Which includes attached dwellings in its number; the number for SFRs would be much higher. It also includes homes in the mountains, which are generally valued...
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    no, there is no definition. There is no rule or...

    no, there is no definition. There is no rule or objective definition that says the middle class equals 25-75%. That's your definition. And even that isn't enough of a definition. Top 25% of what?...
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    Where is your stat for that? As someone who...

    Where is your stat for that? As someone who lives here, I have a hard time believing that 749k is the current mean or median in single family home value.
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    And again, instead of arguing that someone is or...

    And again, instead of arguing that someone is or isn't middle class, define how you are using that term. It's meaningless to say "the top 12% isn't middle class" if you haven't defined what you mean...
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    "households" is only one metric, he's looking at...

    "households" is only one metric, he's looking at "married-couple families". Household includes the random single guy living in an apartment.
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