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    profit

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    It's the outcall upcharge, duh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    The wrist rocket sounds like a good idea if the snowballs don't work on my pigeons, at least until I bust a window next to where they're roosting. Tennis balls work but I only get one shot per ball--they bounce off the deck, across the road and into the lake.
    If you watch me go after the pigeons you might be reminded of Bill Murray.

    Welp...not at home but girl said she found feathers this morning, then saw a little gray owl, really fast, wingspan 18-20".
    Boreal owl? Saw-whet owl?

    Shooting the hawk seems a waste of time now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by detrusor View Post
    Spa depot park city sends some ass hat to check my cold half full hot tub. Says it leaking from the light....might be a pump problem. Never added water etc. I add water, small leak from light water pouring from pump. In the meantime estimated price comes. $900 for pump, $400 labor. $80 light parts, $100 in labor. That’s a lot of money.
    I look up parts. Full retail for pump $295. Light, $13.

    Looks to be 2 couplings and a straight wire change over. 40 minutes and I’m done.

    WTF?


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    It's a good racket, people expect the parts for a $7000 hot tub to be expensive. A friend of mine called me last year saying he had a leak in his tub and got an $800 estimate to repair it. I helped him suss out the cracked main feed fitting for him, cut them out and he ordered the pvc fittings for $30, glued them in and rejoiced in saving the money.
    Local hot tub guy of 30+ years is selling his business and I have mulled over buying it as it is a pretty chill gig.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vt-Freeheel View Post
    It's a good racket, people expect the parts for a $7000 hot tub to be expensive. A friend of mine called me last year saying he had a leak in his tub and got an $800 estimate to repair it. I helped him suss out the cracked main feed fitting for him, cut them out and he ordered the pvc fittings for $30, glued them in and rejoiced in saving the money.
    Local hot tub guy of 30+ years is selling his business and I have mulled over buying it as it is a pretty chill gig.
    If you have the skills, sounds like you do, that would be a great side hustle. It isn’t like there are many Hot Tub “emergencies”.

    Keeping on topic I was voluntold to do a showcase event at work today in front of a bunch of Sr Leaders, the guy who voluntold me was going to do the technical part...well he just emailed that he is sick and won’t be there. FML.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HD333 View Post
    It isn’t like there are many Hot Tub “emergencies”.
    But imagine the business he'd rack up if he could make a time machine out of one.
    ˇÓrale, vato!

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    Keller Williams.
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    yeah fuck that guy

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Keller Williams.
    The realtor?

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    The fucking FIS freestyle/freeskiing events logo that has the ski tips upside down. Seriously, in what perspective are the ski tips still pointed up when the skier is inverted? I watch a lot of moguls and park events and every time this thing is like nails on a chalkboard to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Name Redacted View Post
    The realtor?
    No, the warbler.

    You know what annoys me?
    Big American Pharma.
    Pretty sure this shit would be illegal in most other developed countries.
    Blood sucking leeches.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    No, the warbler.

    You know what annoys me?
    Big American Pharma.
    Pretty sure this shit would be illegal in most other developed countries.
    Blood sucking leeches.


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    agree with the blood sucking leeches part but the only reason they can get away with it is because insurers will pay for it--if it works--rather than pay the lifetime costs of caring for a hemophiliac. But hey, this will all keep happening until we elect a "socialist" president and a few hundred "socialist" Congressmen. Or better yet, let's elect some real socialists and nationalize the drug companies, let the government make the drugs. It already pays for most of the research.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    No, the warbler.

    You know what annoys me?
    Big American Pharma.
    Pretty sure this shit would be illegal in most other developed countries.
    Blood sucking leeches.


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    I'm not defending "big" pharma because I too think there's a better way. But there's some issues with your statement (mind you, you're the messenger, and I share your issues too, so this isn't at you per se):

    1) This is legal in other developed countries, the biggest pharma company in the world is French.
    2) How much money, time and resources were put into bringing this therapy to market? How much money, time and resources were put into bringing the hundreds if not thousands of others that didn't make it through phase 1, much less phase 3 and FDA approval?
    3) Who should bear the brunt of the costs of the foregoing? Who should benefit from the one drug that does make it through? How much should they benefit, and who should make that determination? If they shouldn't benefit, who should pay for the foregoing - failures and the success?

    Again, I'm not dogging you man, it's just that yelling at the giant boogeyman annoys me in that it doesn't advance the conversation. Do we federalize drug research and development in its entirety? Is that fair, given that US firms invent 57% of new chemical entities (according to 2009 Harvard study)?

    I know - another thread. It's just all annoying to me .
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    John Kapoor just got 66 months of jail.

    It's a start.
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    And there will come a day when our ancestors look back...........

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    I guess I’m coming from the “it sucks to be you if you are poor” POV.
    Here, if you are broke or likely bankrupt because of your condition, you basically fade off and die.
    Yes, some HC is subsidized, but I wouldn’t think this wonder drug would be eligible.
    The biggest pharma company may be French, but that’s not how French health law works. (No, I am not French or a lawyer, but I had great medical care in France)
    I just want some semblance of a society here. Is that asking too much?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    1) This is legal in other developed countries, the biggest pharma company in the world is French.
    Well that's annoying. We don't give our pharma companies enough money obviously. Let's step it up, people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    John Kapoor just got 66 months of jail.

    It's a start.
    Straight trash right there. Good.

    I've posted at length here a long time ago about it, but I've had a very front row seat to a lot of angles on the opioid crisis in my beloved former home state and it's all annoying to me. Everything from the initial overreaction, throwing the baby out with the bathwater by stripping good docs of their licenses (mostly anesthesiologists and board certified pain management docs), to the new-found ways to absolutely piss away the opioid settlement money on bureaucracy and "new" job salaries that in no fucking way address the heroin problem the state exacerbated by the foregoing overreaction.

    We're officially in the weeds now, happy to discuss in another thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    I guess I’m coming from the “it sucks to be you if you are poor” POV.
    Here, if you are broke or likely bankrupt because of your condition, you basically fade off and die.
    Yes, some HC is subsidized, but I wouldn’t think this wonder drug would be eligible.
    The biggest pharma company may be French, but that’s not how French health law works. (No, I am not French or a lawyer, but I had great medical care in France)
    I just want some semblance of a society here. Is that asking too much?
    I hear you, it does suck if you can't pay here. And that's one of many issues that are going to have to be addressed, as complex and dirty as they may be. Don't get it twisted though, drug approval and R&D is completely unrelated to personal heathcare, both here an in France, and the business practices in place regarding the costs, time, effort, and expense of bringing an immensely complex drug therapy to market are global, and we all pay for that cost.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    Well that's annoying. We don't give our pharma companies enough money obviously. Let's step it up, people.
    If they chip in to fix the FIS Freestyle Skiing logo I'll put in a good word for them to get a little more scratch from the kitty come budget time. Deal?
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    The fucking FIS freestyle/freeskiing events logo that has the ski tips upside down. Seriously, in what perspective are the ski tips still pointed up when the skier is inverted? I watch a lot of moguls and park events and every time this thing is like nails on a chalkboard to me.
    That's hilarious! What kind of nitwit designed that logo? This is exactly the kind of thing that would infuriate me, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    Straight trash right there. Good.

    I've posted at length here a long time ago about it, but I've had a very front row seat to a lot of angles on the opioid crisis in my beloved former home state and it's all annoying to me. Everything from the initial overreaction, throwing the baby out with the bathwater by stripping good docs of their licenses (mostly anesthesiologists and board certified pain management docs), to the new-found ways to absolutely piss away the opioid settlement money on bureaucracy and "new" job salaries that in no fucking way address the heroin problem the state exacerbated by the foregoing overreaction.

    We're officially in the weeds now, happy to discuss in another thread.



    I hear you, it does suck if you can't pay here. And that's one of many issues that are going to have to be addressed, as complex and dirty as they may be. Don't get it twisted though, drug approval and R&D is completely unrelated to personal heathcare, both here an in France, and the business practices in place regarding the costs, time, effort, and expense of bringing an immensely complex drug therapy to market are global, and we all pay for that cost.
    Right. But it seems like more of the cost gets shifted to the American market.

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    Yes this is stupid, but

    DPS skis annoy me. I’m looking for some newish used skis. I see them all over Facebook market, Craigslist, etc... for north of $1000!!!

    WTF? Do those things give you a blowjob on the skin track or something? Do they actually levitate uphill so you get more laps? Make you twice as good a skier as on ordinary skis?

    Or are they just a form of bro bra tax?

    What gives?




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    Fuck USPS

    Fuck USPS in the ass with a sideways 2x4

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrambledbacon View Post
    Fuck USPS

    Fuck USPS in the ass with a sideways 2x4
    8' long? That's cold.

    Boss rolls in the office today and decides to take us all to lunch. All being a total of 4 people. Waffling about the location ensues and he picks a chicken place. Why not, I've never been there. We get there and he orders 50 chicken fingers. They bring us a basket of at least 5 lbs of courtesy fries and one of my coworkers announces she's not super hungry. By the time the chicken is on the table she's full and we have 50 chicken fingers to share between 3 of us. Now I'm comatose at the office, I reek of greasy chicken, I feel like sack of shit, and I have a conference call at 4:30 that I'm likely to miss since it's unlikely I'll wake up on time...

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    50 chicken fingers? Is your boss 8?

    That would be annoying, but it amused me.

    What was the final score among the eaters? Tell me you went big and put back at least 20.
    Set my compass North, I got Winter in my blood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glademaster View Post
    50 chicken fingers? Is your boss 8?

    That would be annoying, but it amused me.

    What was the final score among the eaters? Tell me you went big and put back at least 20.
    There was no counting but I can safely say I crushed the chicken hard. Based on the shape of my belly right now 20 isn't unlikely.
    There's something about UT people and all-you-can-eat places that eludes me but every time he takes us to lunch it's a low end high volume type place.

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