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    I would never mail a gift within the US. Too...

    I would never mail a gift within the US. Too damn expensive. Order online for mailing to the recipient 100%
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    Oh shit. If it gets to 72 you'll die.

    Oh shit. If it gets to 72 you'll die.
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    In theory--ie an efficient market with rational...

    In theory--ie an efficient market with rational actors--stocks are always at or very close to their true vaue--whatever that is. And for the most part it's true, although from time to time...
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    You know what they say about wives becoming their...

    You know what they say about wives becoming their mothers, don't you?
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    I agree 100% with not timing the market. I buy...

    I agree 100% with not timing the market. I buy when I have cash sitting around. I sell when I need the cash. I look at my statements when I do my taxes. Psychology absolutely leads people astray....
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    I can see it now on Blizzard's website--REFINED...

    I can see it now on Blizzard's website--REFINED GRAIN PLUS FLIPCORE FOR THE HIGHEST PERFORMANCE SKIS WE'VE EVER MADE
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    I don't disagree, except about Rod. (Better hope...

    I don't disagree, except about Rod. (Better hope he doesn't challenge you to a ski-off; you wouldn't have to worry about long term investing)
    My point is that investing is very psychological (there...
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    I propose we install solar reflection over...

    I propose we install solar reflection over Russia, China, and Iran so they can't grow food.

    Seems to me we focusing on letting solar radiation hit our solar panels.
    I don't think we can alter...
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    Sportscaster on TNT asking Ovechkin how they...

    Sportscaster on TNT asking Ovechkin how they celebrate Thanksgiving in Russia.
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    The bible again. Jennings is LDS, Bialik is...

    The bible again. Jennings is LDS, Bialik is modern Orthodox Jew. Coincidence.
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    I have to agree with Rod--few people have the...

    I have to agree with Rod--few people have the discipline and risk tolerance to earn more from their investments than their mortgage interest--nor was it easy to do until recently. Rod (I think) and I...
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    Yeah to rip the speakers off his back and jump up...

    Yeah to rip the speakers off his back and jump up and down on them before eating him.
    I have it on good authority that grizzlies like throat singing.
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    You raise a good point. Right now people are...

    You raise a good point. Right now people are sitting on mortgages with historically low rates that we will likely never see again, and if you're in that situation then hanging on to the mortgage may...
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    Teaching in a community wood shop I see loose...

    Teaching in a community wood shop I see loose hair, untucked shirts, loose long sleeves, etc all the time. It's easy for people to forget.
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    While we're talking about old houses, don't...

    While we're talking about old houses, don't forget the lead in the paint. When they say old houses have character, what they mean is that they're character building.
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    Hit 60 and you can easily flunk a field sobriety...

    Hit 60 and you can easily flunk a field sobriety test with a BA of 0.
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    Maybe that's good news, or maybe it just means...

    Maybe that's good news, or maybe it just means more suspects are armed.
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    At least it wasn't a table saw.

    At least it wasn't a table saw.
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    This. If you don't need lquidity it's hard to...

    This. If you don't need lquidity it's hard to beat not borrowing. And if you think you're in your house long term paying that off early.
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    The wallet is one of those skinny ones with a...

    The wallet is one of those skinny ones with a magnetic bill clip, without any bills. The pants only have the one pocket. Won't be doing that again though.
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    Fell standing still on XC skis and landed on my...

    Fell standing still on XC skis and landed on my wallet. Apparently standing still is one of the things I've forgotten how to do.
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    Are you sure? If you've never been dead how do...

    Are you sure? If you've never been dead how do you know it's worse. Maybe we all go to heaven and have great dogs.
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    A lesson I learnd the hard way. BTW--watching...

    A lesson I learnd the hard way.

    BTW--watching a football game and getting updates on a different game you recorded sux.
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    Hope you're using your sunscreen--we're expecting...

    Hope you're using your sunscreen--we're expecting you to have plenty of years to get skin cancer if you don't.
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    Wait til you hit your 70's (at least in my case)...

    Wait til you hit your 70's (at least in my case) and you start losing your muscle memory. It's not just names or what you came into a room for you forget. One day about 2 years ago I realized I had...
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    Lotta wimps around here. My childhood shots...

    Lotta wimps around here. My childhood shots were all done with reusable, big, not very sharp needles. The later ones were given by my dad who boiled his glass syringes and needles on the stove...
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    4% in an insured account seems like a good deal...

    4% in an insured account seems like a good deal right now. It's not going to keep up with inflation but is anything that's low risk?
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    The only time I listen to classical music is when...

    The only time I listen to classical music is when I'm stopped at a light and the jerk next to me is blasting something.
    I highly recommend Jimmy Rodgers--aka The Singing Brakeman, aka The Blue...
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    Friend of mine, better skier than I am,...

    Friend of mine, better skier than I am, occasionally falls over in the lift line. Vertigo. But he never falls skiing.

    It's very discouraging and amusing to be passed on the nordic track by 10...
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    At least Black Angus has a name that makes sense.

    At least Black Angus has a name that makes sense.
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    To drift a bit--I've been lucky to be very good...

    To drift a bit--I've been lucky to be very good at compartmentalizing. I rarely worried about work when I wasn't a t work--of course if there was someone I needed to check on when I was home I did...
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    I've been happy with Tecnica Mach I LV 130 with...

    I've been happy with Tecnica Mach I LV 130 with the stock liner, custom footbed, Bontex shims under the liner because of the low instep, expert booster strap. Great heel hold. After a few hundred...
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    Fell on my ass XC skiing, which was amusing...

    Fell on my ass XC skiing, which was amusing because I was standing still at the time.
    About an hour later, after skiing fairly hard and then driving home it started hurting pretty bad and there was...
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    At the risk of belaboring the obvious, alcohol...

    At the risk of belaboring the obvious, alcohol is the problem here. But you knew that.
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    Yep, there's a pair on feet now. Fleece...

    Yep, there's a pair on feet now.



    Fleece crocs are my take the dog out in the middle of the night footwear, I don't like them around the house. Crocs, fleece or otherwise are my shop/garden...
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    I believe the M series woman has now given up...

    I believe the M series woman has now given up snow sports altogether and has taken up pickleball.
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    Winners play to win.

    Winners play to win.
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    Another vote fro Pho 777, but it's saturday night...

    Another vote fro Pho 777, but it's saturday night and
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    That seemed like a good FJ topic for her. When...

    That seemed like a good FJ topic for her. When you're ahead you gotta go for the win and bet enough to cover the other two. Unless the topic is pre-Elizabethan poetry or something.
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    0.05--0.1% Titanium? I believe that triggers an...

    0.05--0.1% Titanium? I believe that triggers an automatic recount.
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    I can think of 741 reasons. (Probably more by the...

    I can think of 741 reasons. (Probably more by the time you read this.)
  42. Congratulations. You got the joke. Apparently...

    Congratulations. You got the joke.

    Apparently Jack Smith is currently stuck in the Netherlands recuperating from a bicycle accident. Which proves he's a radical leftie, just like his cycling...
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    Round corners in Chrome annoy me. KQ--now you...

    Round corners in Chrome annoy me.

    KQ--now you made me nervous.
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    What's the over under and how many posts it will take to get this thread moved to polyass. My money is on 10.
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    I was the kitchen the other day and they were...

    I was the kitchen the other day and they were unpacking cartons full of Soju, which is what they make their Bloody Mary's with. I guess they sell a lot of them. But not as many as mimosas. 23% ABV...
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    It's not even Thanksgiving and people are...

    It's not even Thanksgiving and people are bitching about Tahoe skiing already
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    AND ,. . . m9443a has decided to stick with...

    AND ,. . . m9443a has decided to stick with snowboarding.
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    Property line disputes in old neighborhoods are...

    Property line disputes in old neighborhoods are bullshit. Reliable, reasonably close monuments are long gone. The houses were built, usually to the setback lines, fences and driveways put in, the...
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    How about this one?...

    How about this one?...
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    As I understand it, Titanal is basically...

    As I understand it, Titanal is basically aluminum. By itself a thin sheet of it is not stiff and not heavy. It stiffens and dampens a ski lengthwise and torsionally because it is very strong in...
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