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re: For those who have had LASIK; was it worth it? - Bunsbert Montcroff
i went in for a consultation and scheduled lasik but cancelled a few days ahead of the procedure. my vision isn't awful, just use glasses to drive and see tv. i don't mind wearing glasses at all, they have never been an issue in my life, and just started to think "why even bother with lasik?"...


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re: Amazon Pantry vs. Wal Mart - Bunsbert Montcroff
[quote] I always self checkout[/quote] i buy a ton of produce at any store i go to, and inputing all the codes for the fruits and vegetables is slower than standing in line. not to mention the fact that if you scan or bag items too quickly the machine shuts down....


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re: OT Athletes -- Triathlon Shorts - Bunsbert Montcroff
[quote]What do you recommend? 800 meter swim (open water) 20 [b]mile[/b] bike 5k run[/quote] if it's a sprint, more likely 20k i swear by my desoto forza tri short. they make some really good tri kits. ...


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re: Tour de France 2014 Thread - Bunsbert Montcroff
[quote]isn't the USA Pro Cycling Challenge coming up soon? when is the Tour of California typically? are those the only 2 main rides in the USA? also... when do the riders enter whatever is considered free agency in cycling?[/quote] i am not sure when "free agency" starts? i will be watching to...


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re: Tour de France 2014 Thread - Bunsbert Montcroff
[quote]I'm not sure that Nibali is real[/quote] he's won both the vuelta and the giro in his career. he isn't exactly coming out of nowhere. so what's next? tour of utah in 2 weeks? looking forward to seeing lachlan morton do some work for tommy d. and the tour of colorado (i refuse to call it ...


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re: Writer Mark Zuckerman ranks all 30 MLB ballparks - Bunsbert Montcroff
[quote]Seattle, Oakland, Los Angeles, Anaheim, [b]Phoenix[/b], Houston, Kansas City, Chicago, Chicago, Milwaukee, Saint Petersburg, Miami, Atlanta, Toronto, and Boston all have parks that is consider something other than "neoclassical."[/quote] chase field reminds me of a crappy outlet mall from th...


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re: When did VRBO start to suck? - Bunsbert Montcroff
[quote]accurate calendars, interface with actual independent owners, etc. [/quote] some of that has to do with owners not updating their data. as 480's already mentioned, check out airbnb....


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re: If the European welfare state had started way earleir than it did, would there - Bunsbert Montcroff
[quote]99% of European immigration to America happened in the 18th and early 20th century. (1910). [/quote] did you mean [b]19th[/b] and early 20th century? [quote]My question is valid: if the welfare state was as extensive then as it is now in the EU, would we have seen such unbelievable mass imm...


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re: Post a picture of your U.S. House of Representatives Member... - Bunsbert Montcroff
[b]mine is kyrsten sinema d-arizona 9th district[/b] [img]http://sinema.house.gov/_cache/files/aed809c6-8530-4a54-b5b0-2fdbf9bbfa93/Sinema%20Social%20Media_Display.jpg[/img]...


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re: Tour de France 2014 Thread - Bunsbert Montcroff
and for everyone who had lost interest in the tour, i challenge you to watch today's stage and tell me that it lacked excitement and emotion. [b]SPOILER ALERT!!![/b] holy cow just read that jack bauer didn't even get the most combative rider prize, it...


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re: Was Caesar Augustus gay? - Bunsbert Montcroff
[quote]Yes. It was common for a mentor to have sex with a pupil, but a grown, gay couple would have been seriously frowned upon. [/quote] i will add yet another tidbit of information to this thread about gay sex in ancient times - it was typically not penetrative. a few posters have pointed out tha...


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re: Tour de France 2014 Thread - Bunsbert Montcroff
[quote] where is Wiggins this year?[/quote] [img]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BsG-BCiCYAAxSU7.jpg[/img]...


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re: Drive from Phoenix to Albuquerque - Bunsbert Montcroff
[quote]How mountainous is it?[/quote] if you go up 17 to flagstaff then get on 40 you'll climb several thousand feet. don't know about the way through show low, but it's still a climb up the beeline to payson. like nurse said, nothing insane though. ...


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re: Bicyclist killed in the Marigny this afternoon - Bunsbert Montcroff
[quote]The cyclists often get hit as the car is making a turn, across a bike lane.[/quote] it's called a right hook. i think it's one of the most common bike-car collisions. ...


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re: Tour de France 2014 Thread - Bunsbert Montcroff
[quote] The rest of the Tour is going to suck. No big firepower left in the mountains. [/quote] i would love to see chris horner get some support and go off on one of the upcoming mountain stages. but i guess he is riding for rui costa?...


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re: Do you think that gender roles are natural or symbols of oppression? - Bunsbert Montcroff
just some food for thought: [quote]What Is Sex? Roughly speaking, sex can be considered in terms of three categories: genotypic sex, phenotypic sex, and gender. Genotypic sex refers specifically to an individual's two sex chromosomes. Most people have either two X chromosomes (genotypic female...


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re: What is best novel ever? - Bunsbert Montcroff
[quote] I'd go with Gravity's Rainbow. If GR looks to daunting first, V is a good enough start. [/quote] reminds me of the simpsons episode where lisa goes to a new school. [img]http://37.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ls4s6jPxUd1qgllp5o1_1280.jpg[/img] [b]Lisa: You’re reading Gravity’s Rainbow? ...


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re: My thesis on AGW with quotes from the 97% - Bunsbert Montcroff
[img]http://i58.tinypic.com/28iyl51.gif[/img]...


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re: Holland ~ Netherlands - Bunsbert Montcroff
[quote]Calling The Netherlands Holland would be like calling Canada Quebec. [/quote] i think a better analogy would be like using "england" to refer to the entire united kingdom. ...


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re: So, you think you're a vegetarian? - Bunsbert Montcroff
[quote]Guess they need to wear masks at all times since microbe "animals" can be aerosolized and they could ingest them thru breathing... [/quote] this is exactly why jains where masks. to avoid inhaling in and killing microbes. ...


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re: What country would you live in if you couldn't live in the US? - Bunsbert Montcroff
canada works for me. and most of the western european nations would do. ...


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re: Medieval Sharia Law Imposed on Millions in Nineveh Province - Bunsbert Montcroff
[quote]I see it more as a synonym for "antiquated", which is not exactly the same as "backward." And I agree the author was not intending to slight catholicism, only that was likely TN's perception because of the historical nature of that. Point is, nobody who's using it today is really intendin...


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re: Medieval Sharia Law Imposed on Millions in Nineveh Province - Bunsbert Montcroff
[quote]I don't get that at all. I think he's using the term because Sharia Law dates back to the Medieval period.[/quote] sure, sharia dates as far back as the koran and the sunnah. and the fiqh dates back to the earliest generations of islam. but the particular interpretation, or better yet...


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re: Medieval Sharia Law Imposed on Millions in Nineveh Province - Bunsbert Montcroff
[quote]It's obvious, he sees it to be some sort of perceived slight against Catholicism, which is ludicrous. [/quote] i don't think the author of the article is slighting catholicism, but he does seem to be using "medieval" as a synonym for "backward". and for the record, intellectual and cultu...


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re: OT Bicycle Folk - Recommendations for a 29er? - Bunsbert Montcroff
[quote]I am flexible, I could go up to about 1000 or so, any input on that range? Thanks, by the way[/quote] i don't know much about the trek line, but i know you could go from the higher-end models of the hard rock line to the lower-end models of the rockhopper line with specialized. same frame, b...


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re: OT Bicycle Folk - Recommendations for a 29er? - Bunsbert Montcroff
[quote]Can any of you provide recommendations for a 29er with the best value right now? I have been very interested in the Trek X-Caliber, which seems to be a good bang for your buck choice. I am looking in the $600 to $800 range but I am a little flexible. I have looked at Specialized as well. I am...


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re: The DMV. Man I love that place - Bunsbert Montcroff
[quote]The DMV[/quote] [quote]Is there a govt office any slower ? Only 32 people ahead of me!!! My phone has lost more % charge than people served[/quote] one thing that i like about having an AZ driver's license. mine doesn't expire until 2043. i don't have to visit the dmv anytime soon :)...


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re: Why I do not believe that taxation is theft - Bunsbert Montcroff
[quote]To the extent that you have the freedom to leave the country, and choose not to, you do in fact consent on some level.[/quote] to say nothing of the idea of engaging with other like-minded citizens to effect political change and/or support candidates that reflect their anti-tax views. ...


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re: Home ownership losing importance as "American Dream" - Bunsbert Montcroff
my wife and i closed on our first house last week. we rented for the last few years while i was in graduate school because it made more sense. i was in a transient field and our situation was unstable. we didn't feel like we were throwing money away. we were paying for a place to live and weren'...


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re: A few pics I took on vacation out west - Bunsbert Montcroff
[quote]The resorts in Tucson are nice. Living there.....different story [/quote] :lol: where and for how long? i lived in the catalina foothills (the same area as the loews ventana canyon resort) and loved it. hiked or ran in sabino canyon after classes every day, enjoyed the clouds and mon...


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