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Take me back to where I was.
  • Date: 4/18/15 2:18 AM
  • Number: 773918
  • Recommendations: 0
warrl,

I think that public restrooms probably ought to be for one sex at a time - that is unless ALL toilets and urinals are in stalls with doors, and the stalls are big enough to maneuver in with the doors
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  • Date: 4/18/15 2:00 AM
  • Number: 773915
  • Recommendations: 0
AOLFoolmanAgain,

I remember about 12 years ago there was a big venture to build a humongous platform on the seas. It was a very very large version of the oil platforms you see floating out in the Gulf of Mexico, the North Sea, etc. It
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  • Date: 4/18/15 1:15 AM
  • Number: 773910
  • Recommendations: 0
MetalDecathlete,

I noticed that. Lot's of weirdos. But I have to say, most people seem pretty nice and respectful. I've not had a bad experience yet with a CO local.

Yeah, the [Boulder] weirdos are more towards the
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  • Date: 4/18/15 1:11 AM
  • Number: 773909
  • Recommendations: 0
MetalDecathlete,

Very similar but less congested. Stunningly beautiful and the outdoor activities are immense, as you pointed out on the front range. I have a lot more exploring to do in that area before I decide
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  • Date: 4/16/15 8:08 PM
  • Number: 139701
  • Recommendations: 2
Umm,

The childish misspellings and name-calling are the least of the problems with his original post.

Well, who asked you, you booger-eating poopy-head?

Phil
  • Date: 4/16/15 7:22 PM
  • Number: 773787
  • Recommendations: 0
Art53,

that live in Alamosa, Colorado which on mapquest looks like it is sort of in the middle of Colorado?

Middle-ish east/west, but north/south it's almost down to New Mexico. I've never been there.

My wife has
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  • Date: 4/16/15 7:08 PM
  • Number: 773785
  • Recommendations: 0
MetalDecathlete,

Are you talking about the small mountain towns east of Denver, like Evergreen?

Yes, basically Jefferson County. East of Denver, West of the Continental Divide.

Although as you get higher in
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  • Date: 4/16/15 6:25 PM
  • Number: 773776
  • Recommendations: 2
JLC,

The only 100% reliable form of contraception is abstinence. All others have a failure rate.

There's a big difference between hypothetical failure rates (with perfect usage) and real-life failure rates (with typical
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  • Date: 4/16/15 6:18 PM
  • Number: 191450
  • Recommendations: 0
RBMunkin,

I still don't see the setting I'm looking for, but thanks.

In Chrome, either click on the three horizontal bars (near the top right of the screen) and then select Settings, or type "chrome://settings"
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  • Date: 4/16/15 3:10 AM
  • Number: 773649
  • Recommendations: 7
CCinOC,

However, I've found that Californians are completely psychotic about pretending the weather is always nice, and bragging about it. — Radish

But it is pretty much always nice here. It rains in the winter, but we need

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  • Date: 4/16/15 12:51 AM
  • Number: 139640
  • Recommendations: 0
MacNugget,

Who is "they" in this sentence?

Hypothetical people who might be part of the audience for a post on these message boards.

Am I part of "they"?

Are you
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  • Date: 4/16/15 12:02 AM
  • Number: 139638
  • Recommendations: 0
drebbin,

I don't expect to score any points, and I don't care.

I think you're the exception rather than the typical in this regard.

Expect my ideas to have an impact? By posting on an obscure political message
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  • Date: 4/15/15 9:45 PM
  • Number: 773616
  • Recommendations: 2
warrl,

From what I've heard, there are three areas of the US with near-perfect weather year-round.

The area I used to live in is actually pretty close to near-perfect weather year-round. There's a portion of Colorado that's
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  • Date: 4/15/15 9:27 PM
  • Number: 773614
  • Recommendations: 0
STSTT,

I'm looking forward to the ordering kiosks, they'd cut down on stupid surprises.

MANY years ago, an Arby's I went to occasionally near Denver ripped out their front counter and replaced it with a counter that had
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  • Date: 4/15/15 7:11 PM
  • Number: 139631
  • Recommendations: 3
I can tell you that I view such posts the same way. If it contains "librul", "teabagger", "0bama", "Chimpident", etc. I can be nearly certain that such a post is based more on passion than
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  • Date: 4/15/15 3:25 PM
  • Number: 130098
  • Recommendations: 1
1poorguy,

No one has complained yet about banging them with bodily parts.

I would find a way. It's a special talent I have.

I do like the shower you linked. I'd be interested in seeing the whole thing as I may
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  • Date: 4/14/15 7:36 PM
  • Number: 130089
  • Recommendations: 2
1poorguy,

Regarding shower shelves, I really like how we did that. This is the jack&jill tub/shower. The shelf is the same granite as the vanity.

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  • Date: 4/14/15 2:58 AM
  • Number: 130075
  • Recommendations: 0
pauleckler,

But the switched outlet for the light and a GFI just below the switch both gave reverse indication: Red left light, and on right white, center light off--indicating reversed polarity.

I presume that crossing white

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  • Date: 4/14/15 2:41 AM
  • Number: 130074
  • Recommendations: 0
pauleckler,

My parents got a new high efficiency gas waterheater some years ago. It increased efficiency with a smaller pilot light flame.

I doubt that increases the efficiency by any meaningful amount. Most the heat
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  • Date: 4/11/15 3:21 PM
  • Number: 773055
  • Recommendations: 0
CCinOC,

~ Forcing Congress to actually read the bills they vote on by delaying the passage of legislation one day for every 20 pages of language to eliminate cronyism and insider funny business.

He'd do this as president?
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  • Date: 4/11/15 3:12 PM
  • Number: 191411
  • Recommendations: 0
elann,

Any recommendation for a Norton replacement?

Microsoft Security Essentials seems to work fine.
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  • Date: 4/10/15 7:39 PM
  • Number: 139488
  • Recommendations: 1
xLife,

I think we're going to have to agree to disagree on this.

Yeah, I think we're in agreement on most the major points, and the minor points have gotten down to where it's pretty much personal opinion.

I say
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  • Date: 4/10/15 4:49 PM
  • Number: 130049
  • Recommendations: 2
HereIGoAgainSSBB,

By removing the tub and moving the toilet to where the tub is,

You do know that a toilet requires a minimum of a 3" drain, whereas a shower usually has a 2" drain or smaller, right?

Phil
  • Date: 4/10/15 2:26 AM
  • Number: 130045
  • Recommendations: 2
I third it. When we re-did our master bath we replaced the old tub with a new tub, with total combined bathtub usage being three or four times in the 14+ years we've been in the house.

When we were planning our current master bath, I
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  • Date: 4/10/15 1:53 AM
  • Number: 139457
  • Recommendations: 0
xLife,

That'd be a difference, wouldn't it?

Barely any difference. Fred wants to exchange donuts for dollars. Sam wants to exchange dollars for donuts. They are both seeking someone who wants the other half of the
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  • Date: 4/9/15 7:21 PM
  • Number: 139446
  • Recommendations: 0
xLife,

OK, I'm following you for the first several paragraphs. Now let's go a little out of order here, I think it will make more sense that way.

The "asymmetry" is inherent in the relationship between businesses and
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  • Date: 4/9/15 6:50 PM
  • Number: 139444
  • Recommendations: 0
xLife,

I think we're generally in agreement here, except on the time scale. Generally, I'd say that since marriage has been defined the way it is in the area now known as the US for longer than the US itself has been in existence, then the
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  • Date: 4/9/15 3:29 AM
  • Number: 139409
  • Recommendations: 2
xLife,

Seriously, why does anyone who isn't gay care whether or not gays can legally marry?

One reason is there's a bazillion laws written about marriage that were written with the idea of one man and one woman. There's a
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  • Date: 4/9/15 3:08 AM
  • Number: 139408
  • Recommendations: 0
Felix,

Personally, I believe that most* private businesses should not be prohibited from discriminating on whatever grounds they desire.

OK, that sounds straight-forward. I assume you believe the flip-side of that... that
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  • Date: 4/9/15 1:35 AM
  • Number: 139403
  • Recommendations: 2
xLife,

Just wondering... in light of recent topics.

What's your personal take on the US laws regarding discrimination by non-government entities? Specifically, do you support or disapprove of laws requiring, for example, bakers who
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  • Date: 4/8/15 2:52 PM
  • Number: 130029
  • Recommendations: 1
I'm wondering why this is important.

Apparently I shouldn't have just posted the titles of the relevant paragraphs. Here's the whole text:

- Put electrical outlets in places there are shelves (closets, pantries) for devices
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  • Date: 4/8/15 2:11 AM
  • Number: 130008
  • Recommendations: 3
HereIGoAgainSSBB,

anyone here have any brilliant ideas?

Check out this post: http://boards.fool.com/31421948.aspx

A lot of it is about houses in general rather than
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  • Date: 4/7/15 8:16 PM
  • Number: 129997
  • Recommendations: 0
Update:

I got a manometer and set the regulator to 4" WC as specified in the manual (it was already pretty close to that). The flames are still quite yellow.

I also replaced a gasket that goes between the top body panel of the
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  • Date: 4/7/15 7:47 PM
  • Number: 772446
  • Recommendations: 1
Art53,

"I would have chosen "swim nude in the hotel's pool", but that wasn't an option." - wolverine

I would totally do that if they'd let me.


This hotel will let you:
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  • Date: 4/7/15 5:57 PM
  • Number: 772437
  • Recommendations: 3
boater123,

"Hillary: What a difference she will make now!"

Is she really the best person that the Dems have to offer?

Probably.

You know that she brings sleaziness, distrust, and a lack
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  • Date: 4/7/15 5:55 PM
  • Number: 772436
  • Recommendations: 2
2828,

Isn't the space program responsible for Tang?

No... not for its invention or first production.

Could you imagine a Tangless world?

Yes.

Since everyone is liking Wikipedia:
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  • Date: 4/7/15 5:45 PM
  • Number: 772433
  • Recommendations: 1
telegraph,

It was the military behind all the research and development. For the 'cold war' and 'space race' and 'technology race'. Calculators and transistor radios were spin offs...

Not true. Transistors were invented by
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  • Date: 4/7/15 5:38 PM
  • Number: 772432
  • Recommendations: 0
Does this mean cabbies or Uber drivers need body cams like policeofficers?

Yes. Dash-cams are very common in ordinary cars in Russia, where the drivers need to be able to prove who was responsible for an accident.

As a
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  • Date: 4/7/15 5:24 PM
  • Number: 772430
  • Recommendations: 0
In the words of Chillary herself "what difference does it make now?".

What's really disturbing is that polls are showing that she is ahead of every single Republican potential candidate.


I really think the
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  • Date: 4/7/15 5:20 PM
  • Number: 772429
  • Recommendations: 2
telegraph,

The IC was invented in the 1960s. Right in the middle of the 'space race'.

But not for the space race. It was supposedly a "bold" move when they used IC's in the Apollo Guidance Computer. You
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  • Date: 4/7/15 4:53 PM
  • Number: 772426
  • Recommendations: 2
ascenzm,

C'mon Phil, NASA is doing Muslim outreach. That's more important than space travel.

How could I have forgotten that??? Thanks for the reminder.

Phil
  • Date: 4/7/15 4:40 AM
  • Number: 772350
  • Recommendations: 1
telegraph,

[Government space projects] Developing new technolgies like transistors and integrated circuits and micro computers and CDs and cell phone technology. Stuff that makes your life more comfy.

I'm not sure here if
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  • Date: 4/7/15 3:43 AM
  • Number: 772349
  • Recommendations: 1
SeattlePioneer,

If you make a contract with someone to perform a personal service and default, you can be sued for damages but you can't get a court order compelling you to carry out the agreement.

It used to be possible (to
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  • Date: 4/7/15 3:09 AM
  • Number: 772347
  • Recommendations: 0
telegraph,

cheerios:"There's poor granny making $15,000 US a year having to file all those IRS reports and the pizza people are rolling in the tax free care free dough. "

If someone in the US gives money to the
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  • Date: 4/1/15 7:22 PM
  • Number: 129913
  • Recommendations: 0
SeattlePioneer,

Most gas burners are bunson burners designed to burn with a blue flame. A bunson burner has an air shutter that entrains primary combustion air with the gas when it goes into the burner, and wont produce soot.

So

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  • Date: 3/29/15 12:54 AM
  • Number: 129869
  • Recommendations: 0
SeattlePioneer (or anyone who knows),

So... should I adjust the flame to eliminate the yellow? If so, should I just turn the adjustment and eyeball the color, or do I really need the manometer?

I should have mentioned that
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  • Date: 3/28/15 11:24 PM
  • Number: 129868
  • Recommendations: 0
SeattlePioneer,

OK, so I got the burner tray out and cleaned the eight natural gas orifices, six of which were clogged to various degrees with spider gunk.

Put everything back together, it's lighting now and sorta working. It's
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  • Date: 3/28/15 12:03 AM
  • Number: 770805
  • Recommendations: 0
CCinOC,

I love Amazon Prime; it's so worth the $99/year if you buy from Amazon frequently, which I do.

Plus they have an option now for when you're not in a hurry, where instead of free 2-day shipping you get some slower
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  • Date: 3/27/15 8:06 PM
  • Number: 770789
  • Recommendations: 0
I have bought a few things for delivery where Fedex has contracted with the USPS for final delivery to your door.

UPS has that service available too... it's called "UPS SurePost".

Lately, UPS has been checking what
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  • Date: 3/27/15 6:12 PM
  • Number: 770778
  • Recommendations: 0
STSTT, CCinOC,

I've used TaxAct and TurboTax, both are fine really. The only reason I stick with TaxAct is because if you use it from year to year they "remember" all the stuff from the previous year so it's far easier to fill
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  • Date: 3/24/15 2:45 AM
  • Number: 129848
  • Recommendations: 1
Update:

I did manage to get the burner tray out of the pool heater... with only minor loss of blood.

I still don't know what the manufacturer is thinking. If they had just put a union on the pipe that runs from the gas valve to the
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  • Date: 3/23/15 8:42 PM
  • Number: 129846
  • Recommendations: 0
SeattlePioneer,

Describe the ignition sequence you observe, in order and in detail.

It's exactly as you described. And the burner does not light. Then the (only) gas valve turns off, and the HSI turns off. The fan keeps
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  • Date: 3/22/15 11:03 PM
  • Number: 129836
  • Recommendations: 0
Continuing from part 1: http://boards.fool.com/31493736.aspx?sort=whole

SeattlePioneer,

You may remember from a few months back, my pool heater which uses the hot
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  • Date: 3/20/15 2:44 AM
  • Number: 769614
  • Recommendations: 0
STSTT,

I've said before that I'm 100% on board with making the laws for voting the same for carrying guns. ... And, now, if it's mandatory to vote it's mandatory to carry a gun.

Interesting. What springs immediately to mind
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  • Date: 3/19/15 7:04 PM
  • Number: 769551
  • Recommendations: 1
ascenzm,

In my area Verizon sent people door to door trying to sell FIOS.

Yeah, they did that in my area too while they were running the fiber under the streets and sidewalks. Those are independent companies that get a
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  • Date: 3/19/15 6:45 PM
  • Number: 769547
  • Recommendations: 1
bighairymike,

The nearest cable is four miles away at a little country store at a cross roads.

If there's something tall near the store with line-of-sight to something tall near Barn 2.0, that's within Wi-Fi range using a
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  • Date: 3/19/15 3:04 AM
  • Number: 769436
  • Recommendations: 0
ascenzm,

The FIOS brochures I've examined show that customers get a bundle of services when subscribed to FIOS: Internet, television and telephone.

I have Verizon's FiOS service, and it's available as individual services
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  • Date: 3/17/15 7:11 PM
  • Number: 1004
  • Recommendations: 0
Guide to screen definitions:
http://boards.fool.com/26775200.aspx

Last screen definitions posted by Radish:
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  • Date: 3/17/15 7:11 PM
  • Number: 1003
  • Recommendations: 0
See introductory post http://boards.fool.com/29410931.aspx
and Guide to Screen Definitions http://boards.fool.com/26775200.aspx
and links
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  • Date: 3/17/15 7:10 PM
  • Number: 1002
  • Recommendations: 0
Here's a fun macro that lets you easily paste a spreadsheet into a post on these message boards.

It's in the spreadsheet ExportText.xls available for free download at:
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  • Date: 3/17/15 7:10 PM
  • Number: 1001
  • Recommendations: 0
My Excel97 add-in that calculates IRR (annualized return) is available. The function is easier to use than Excel's XIRR function, loads faster than XIRR's Analysis ToolPak, and adds some new features like the ability to calculate year-to-date and
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  • Date: 3/17/15 7:10 PM
  • Number: 1000
  • Recommendations: 1
The next four posts are just to make these commonly-requested items appear again with more recent dates.

There are no updates to any of the items linked to.

Phil
  • Date: 3/17/15 7:02 PM
  • Number: 999
  • Recommendations: 0
bhmargolis,

Ha, well, I dug out my ancient copies of radiscreen on an archived PC and plugged them in to Win 8.1 with normal function (needed TSIimport).

Glad you got it working again.

I DID notice that the
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  • Date: 3/11/15 2:22 AM
  • Number: 768459
  • Recommendations: 0
CCinOC,

He's in the middle of a potentially life-threatening situation and he wants to scratch his nose? Something smells fishy about this story.

The entire incident was caught on video:
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  • Date: 3/11/15 2:06 AM
  • Number: 997
  • Recommendations: 0
bhmargolis,

I have been updating my radiscreen using radiscript but I am getting error messages that suggest the script is not recognizing brackets in excel 2013 running on Win 8.1. Any suggestions?

I haven't got Win 8 to
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  • Date: 3/8/15 10:05 PM
  • Number: 768125
  • Recommendations: 0
nick2302,

This is where we have gotten off the rails It enrages me to go into the voting room in Calif and see the ballots in about 20 different languages. To me that is wrong if you can't read and write English then you can't vote
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  • Date: 3/8/15 9:59 PM
  • Number: 255411
  • Recommendations: 0
mark19601962,

A huge chuck of ice, 15 ft x 15 ft, fell off my roof, and landed on my car. Both windsheilds broken, plus roof and hood both dented.

Did the ice form on a solar panel?

Normally, ice isn't supposed to
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  • Date: 3/7/15 3:52 AM
  • Number: 191170
  • Recommendations: 3
TMBFAverageJoe,

Considering that someone else could have recovered them from there as well, the question on my mind is, is there a way to delete files so that they're gone forever?

Not directly with the operating system, so
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  • Date: 3/7/15 3:04 AM
  • Number: 767910
  • Recommendations: 0
CCinOC,

No, but I will! Thanks for the find, Phil.

You're welcome. (Hope it's still good... haven't been there in a while.)

Funny story…the man who introduced me to this restaurant happens to be a friend of
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  • Date: 3/7/15 2:18 AM
  • Number: 767904
  • Recommendations: 0
telegraph,

ALso the car museum in Denver is worth a visit. Guess you've been there?

Indeed, but it was long ago. Interesting place.

Had a friend back then too who worked for NCAR....got the total tour of the
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  • Date: 3/7/15 1:58 AM
  • Number: 767902
  • Recommendations: 0
CCinOC,

There has never been a full-scale nuclear war on planet Earth. ... A full-scale nuclear war could consist of large numbers of nuclear weapons used in an attack aimed at an entire country, including military, economic, and
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  • Date: 3/7/15 1:20 AM
  • Number: 767900
  • Recommendations: 0
CCinOC,

Alas, the restaurant [Passaparola Trattoria Italiana] is, in fact, closed. But it was a great find!

Have you tried Romano Cucino? Also on PCH, about 10 minutes south of that. Not quite under $10, but in the general
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  • Date: 3/6/15 2:33 AM
  • Number: 767743
  • Recommendations: 0
PKnudsen,

To be fair, "The Deuce" has not been printed for a long time and I haven't seen one since I was a kid.

They're still in circulation and the Treasury prints them as needed (which, granted, isn't often).
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  • Date: 3/6/15 2:12 AM
  • Number: 767741
  • Recommendations: 0
isawbones,

There are no winners in nuclear wars.

If I recall correctly, the USA has won every nuclear war it's ever been in.

Phil
  • Date: 3/6/15 2:01 AM
  • Number: 767740
  • Recommendations: 0
TheBaronAndrew,

The other night I dreamed that I was at a party, and Ann Coulter was there.

Did you know Ann Coulter is about to be Vice President of the United States?

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  • Date: 3/6/15 1:48 AM
  • Number: 767739
  • Recommendations: 0
telegraph,

I"ve had buffalo steaks and buffalo burgers, Elk, and other exotic stuff (visit the Buffalo Bill restaurant in downtown Denver for some 'game' animal stuff)...

You're thinking of "The Buckhorn"
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  • Date: 3/5/15 4:41 AM
  • Number: 767603
  • Recommendations: 0
CCinOC,

I do! There's a little Italian restaurant in town where you can eat dine for under $10 and they actually have tablecloths. I don't know about distinguished cutlery--it's serviceable--and crystal, but they do provide cloth
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  • Date: 3/2/15 5:33 PM
  • Number: 129742
  • Recommendations: 2
I finally installed a “surge breaker” (See;
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  • Date: 2/26/15 1:40 AM
  • Number: 766428
  • Recommendations: 0
JLC,

Here it is, the world premier of our latest mission exploits.

Awesome!

Phil
  • Date: 2/25/15 6:35 PM
  • Number: 766359
  • Recommendations: 0
Brooklyn1948,

Her office was a stone's throw from the WTC. After 9/11 she carried a gas mask in her purse for years!

Sure, the people close by will remember forever. Most the country... not so much.

Anyone who has
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  • Date: 2/25/15 6:32 PM
  • Number: 766356
  • Recommendations: 0
JLC,

To oversimplify, 9/11 was for show. Yes it had a big impact but really didn't effect "middle America". While you might be more suspicious in your daily life, more alert, me, no real change in my daily
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  • Date: 2/25/15 5:40 PM
  • Number: 129698
  • Recommendations: 8
JAFO31,

Only with a contract between the Owner and GC that is not well written.

How, exactly, would you write a contract to keep a GC from using multiple subs, only disclosing one and handing over a lien waiver from that
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  • Date: 2/25/15 5:07 PM
  • Number: 129697
  • Recommendations: 7
Goofyhoofy,

I guess I'm challenged. All you have to do is get a lien release from the GC. It's a piece of paper.

Wrong. You have to get lien releases from every subcontractor the GC uses, and every material supplier. And you
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  • Date: 2/25/15 1:54 AM
  • Number: 766262
  • Recommendations: 0
LordFoolman,

There's another one in there that asks about "which month has ONLY 28 days?" The answer of course is February.

Wrong. February has either 28 or 29 days, depending on the year.

Phil
  • Date: 2/25/15 1:38 AM
  • Number: 766261
  • Recommendations: 0
That's one thing that has shocked me since 9-11. No suicide bombing in malls across the US as of yet. One of their purported purposes is to instill fear into Americans. And attacking the 2 WTC, the Pentagon are very symbolic targets, but they're
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  • Date: 2/24/15 6:45 PM
  • Number: 129691
  • Recommendations: 2
beaconclks,

The law quite simply is stupid, and makes no legitimate sense. I don't give a damn if the law was chiseled as number 11 on the tablets of the 10 commandments, in today's world it's stupid and only benefits the GC and subs,
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  • Date: 2/24/15 5:35 PM
  • Number: 129690
  • Recommendations: 3
Goofyhoofy,

"Hard to believe" does not make it impossible. And while "builders ganged up on state legislatures" fits nicely into your anti-government mindset, it turns out that's not how it happened,
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  • Date: 2/23/15 9:18 PM
  • Number: 129687
  • Recommendations: 3
FlyingDiver,

A more likely solution is for the homeowner to make the checks to the GC payable to him "and" to a subcontractor. Then the sub won't co-sign the check until he's holding a check from the GC. Which should be fine
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  • Date: 2/23/15 9:00 PM
  • Number: 129686
  • Recommendations: 1
FlyingDiver,

Except that the lien is against the PROPERTY, not the defaulting party.

Of course. But in real life, laws can only be "against" real people, not property per se, so anything adverse upon a property is
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  • Date: 2/23/15 6:48 PM
  • Number: 129683
  • Recommendations: 1
FlyingDiver,

Makes for a nice sound bite, but that's not how they came about. The concept predates anything we know of as lobbyists. In the US they date back to 1791.

Certainly liens, including mechanic's liens, predate the
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  • Date: 2/23/15 5:08 PM
  • Number: 17011
  • Recommendations: 1
Jim2B,

For any of you that have read his books, which book would be a good one to start with?

Perhaps "Proteus Combined" (Sight & Unbound) followed by "Proteus In The Underworld"?

"Space
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  • Date: 2/23/15 4:33 PM
  • Number: 129679
  • Recommendations: 0
SeattlePioneer,

The real bottom line is that the [sub]contractors and suppliers got together and lobbied the legislature to provide this kind of protection for them.

Yes, exactly. The "little guy" (homeowners)
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  • Date: 2/23/15 4:02 PM
  • Number: 129676
  • Recommendations: 0
pauleckler,

At some point, you would think it would be easier to install a relay someplace for the light circuits and then use push buttons to cycle on or off--opposite of present setting.

Fairly common in commercial
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  • Date: 2/23/15 3:43 PM
  • Number: 129675
  • Recommendations: 1
1poorguy,

Though last time the contractor had used the jam-the-wire-in holes. I don't like that so as I removed each wire I connected to the screw connections instead (most switches now seem to offer both options).

What I
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  • Date: 2/22/15 2:35 AM
  • Number: 129644
  • Recommendations: 10
Goofyhoofy,

No, the homeowner could write all of the same things into the contract with the GC. Pay subcontractors directly. Provide lien release documents, etc.

I suppose he could, in theory. Tricky to do and have it be
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  • Date: 2/22/15 2:12 AM
  • Number: 129643
  • Recommendations: 3
SeattlePioneer,

It's obvious that you don't like it, but that's the law in most places.

I know that's the law, I was just commenting that "it makes no sense", which it doesn't. The law is what it is not because it
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  • Date: 2/21/15 5:29 PM
  • Number: 129635
  • Recommendations: 1
Goofyhoofy,

It's the law because the subcontractor has no recourse against the GC (except lawsuit),

Of course the subcontractor has only whatever recourse his contract with the GC calls for. The sub was free to negotiate
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  • Date: 2/21/15 4:32 PM
  • Number: 765750
  • Recommendations: 0
STSTT,

It's a privilege because you have to prove you qualify to obtain it.

Like you have to prove you qualify when you register to vote. And like you aren't allowed to vote at the poll if you haven't registered beforehand
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  • Date: 2/21/15 4:05 PM
  • Number: 129632
  • Recommendations: 2
I suspect this varies by state, but at least in MA, it used to be that a sub could most definitely put a lien on the house on which the work was done if they had not been paid, and that's why the GC should be getting lien waivers when the subs
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