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re: Question for the old geezers on here regarding health insurance - EA6B
I am 59, as a kid my family and most others that had insurance had what was then commonly called "major Medical", or "Hospitalization", you had to be in hospital for it to pay, and in those days there were no "same day" surgery. Dr. visits, dental , glasses, prescription drugs, were all paid out of...


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re: Houston cop forces family to leave blind Chihuahua on roadside to die - EA6B
[quote]Are cops just mailmen who overachieved?[/quote] Don't degrade mailmen, they can at least read addresses and get the mail to the right house 95% of the time which is probably twice the accuracy of cops that are doing no-knock warrants!...


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re: What is a good publication for the aviation industry? - EA6B
[quote]not really. Just want to improve my general knowledge of the industry myself. [/quote] "Aviation Week and Space Technology", is sometimes a little heavy on the military side, but a lot useful information overall....


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re: Today's issue of personal responsibility: student loans - EA6B
[quote]It's sad they lost their child....the debt thing was a risk they knowingly took on. Look, in statistics we never say a thing has either a probability of 1 or 0, you need to understand that no matter how small, there is still a chance you get caught by that risk. they did. they knowingly acce...


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re: Former Ohio Gov. Strickland tried living on Min. Wage- here is his story - EA6B
[quote]and somehow the answer is usually cigarettes. always at least one a-hole in these threads who hates the poor & loves feeling superior to them. [/quote] We don't hate the poor, we hate stupidity, and having to pay for it!...


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re: Former Ohio Gov. Strickland tried living on Min. Wage- here is his story - EA6B
What did he do on the weekends? When I needed more money and it was not in the cards to get a higher paying job I found a second job. It was an additional hardship, but it was also a huge incentive to find and do things that would increase my value as an employee....


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re: What is th deal with the bad rap of WI Gov. Scott Walker? - EA6B
[quote]IMO there is no way a person without a college degree will become the President going forward. The media would sink them for it. [/quote] 70% of Americans do not have a college degree, they could see this as a positive attribute....


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re: LSU Course- Fall...just need three hour class...suggestions? - EA6B
I don't have a clue about what class to take, but congratulations on your achievement. :cheers:...


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re: Why do Republicans whine about Obama's vacation days? - EA6B
It is a natural reaction regardless if the job is POTUS or a shelf stocker at COSTCO, when the actual work you are paying a person to do is not getting done, their time off starts being an issue, when they are consistently hitting it out of the park nobody cares about how much time they take off....


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Money Talk
re: What are the ins/outs of buying a beach condo as an investment? - EA6B
Discussed this at dinner last night with a friend that has owned one for around 12 years. She would love to sell it, but it is now valued at 65% of what she paid for it. Even though it has solid occupancy during peak summer months, she still considers a good year to be one where she is only in the ...


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re: Steely Dan was great at Lakefront Arena tonight - EA6B
[quote]anyhow, saw 'em in '94 & '00, both great shows. the '00 show they played "dirty work", and one of the female background singers sang lead vocals for it...sounded better than i'd imagined. do they still perform it the same way?[/quote] Yes, same singer, Caroline Leonhart, she has been part ...


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re: Steely Dan was great at Lakefront Arena tonight - EA6B
[quote]I'm in Birmingham, steely dan is here tonight. If I wanna go I'd have to drop over 100 bucks With the chance of not hearing dirty work, there's no way I'm going[/quote] Yea, why risk it, you will only miss the opportunity to hear 21 or 22 other equally great songs. Their set list varie...


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re: Defined Benefit Retirement Plan Termination & the distribution of assets - EA6B
[quote]Thank you. I'll ask friends and co-workers for recommendations on a financial advisor and start looking into using an IRA w/Vanguard. [/quote] Cut out the middle man, open an IRA account with one of the online entities, Etrade, Scott trade, etc, and roll the money into that. Once the m...


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re: We're ALL going to die from cancer - EA6B
[quote]So what? You're still going to live longer than previous generations. And something has to get you- cancer, stroke, diabetes, liver failure, Obama death panels! Live all you can now and you won't care anyway.[/quote] A common misconception about life expectancy is that we are living lon...


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re: Steely Dan was great at Lakefront Arena tonight - EA6B
[quote]Becker seemed a bit lazy. I don't think he can play like he used to, which is why I think Herington was pulling the weight. [/quote] Becker was never a real guitarist, he is only there because he co-wrote the songs, in the 70s for live performances he played bass. All of the great guitar p...


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re: Steely Dan - lakefront arena tonight - EA6B
[quote]fricking badass. Maybe the best show I've seen from any band technically speaking. They sounded like the studio, and they're band is top notch. Maybe the best drummer I've ever seen live. [/quote] This X 10, just got back from concert!...


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re: My neighbor just bought a drone - EA6B
[quote]Filming someone one their private property is a different issue. Tell that to google.[/quote] [link=(http://mashable.com/2012/08/22/google-maps-facts/#gallery/10-behind-the-scenes-facts-about-google-maps/5220b716b589e403da0027d6)]LINK[/link] The face of every person in a Google ima...


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re: My neighbor just bought a drone - EA6B
I am all for shooting it down, however the neighbor might come back with this, [link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNPJMk2fgJU)]LINK[/link]...


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re: Naked student bangs on police station window shot by cop. - EA6B
[quote]Different than us. Doesn't make it better. The cop felt threatened and reacted. It's easy to say it was too much when you weren't in his situation and have all the details now. He didn't at the time. All he heard was a suspicious character banging on the windows and said person lunged at him....


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re: Yellowstone recommendations? - EA6B
People that have never been do not grasp how large it is, I stayed in the park for 7 days drove over 1000 miles never leaving the park, and did not get to see everything I had planned. ...


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re: Bachmann: gay community wants to allow adults to prey upon children - EA6B
[quote]I am very concerned about changing Age of Consent laws. But I haven't heard of any push that way lately.[/quote] Not in the U.S., but there has been a movement pushing to lower age of consent in the U.K. for years, so far they have not been successful. ...


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re: How Awesome Was NASA Back In The Day? - EA6B
[quote]Or see that in going to the moon, America gained so many products and technology that make life easier. Like what? [/quote] The list is so long I would not know where to begin. ...


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re: Bill O'reilly, Rachel Maddow, and Sean Hannity - EA6B
[quote]oreilly has a couple masters degrees and tons of broadcasting experience. [/quote] From Boston University and Harvard, nothing but degree mills!...


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re: Tail Gate Generator Recomendation - EA6B
[quote] A good rule of thumb for the 2000I is if you can plug everything into a standard 20 amp outlet in you house and not trip the breaker the 2000i will handle it. [/quote] My mistake, getting my generators mixed up, this is a good rule of thumb for the EU3000 which will handle about 25 amps....


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re: Tail Gate Generator Recomendation - EA6B
[quote]It has a little bit larger fuel tank than the Honda so it lasts 10.5 hours compared to 9.6. Also at the time I bought it, it was around $75 cheaper than the Honda. The Yamaha also has a fuel gauge which is a nice feature. [/quote] I have the Honda 2000i, and found that when powering a TV...


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re: Tail Gate Generator Recomendation - EA6B
Honda EU2000i, it will easily handle the load you have listed and then some, if in doubt get a "watt wizard" or similar device and measure the power used by each of the pieces and total them up. Keep in mind that even if you have a 1000 watt stereo amplifier that is just a peak rating and even on th...


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re: Why does AM radio still exist? - EA6B
Money! Its narrow bandwidth is perfectly fine for "talk radio", and most locally originated programs could not afford to buy time on XM. Given the mix of nationally networked and local shows its listening audience is attractive to small business advertisers, and ad time is at a reasonable cost....


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re: Why are black boxes orange? - EA6B
[quote]The term black box entered the English language around 1945, which referred to the process of network synthesis from the transfer functions of black boxes. This system or method, which was described as black-box analysis by others, is traced to Wilhelm Cauer who published his ideas in their m...


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re: Permitting question- we may have unknowingly screwed up - EA6B
[quote]Why would an appraiser care about the permit. Just appraise the damn property fairly. I'm sick of stories of appraisers thinking they are some kind of magical creature[/quote] I don't know about Louisiana, but in some states or municipalities you cannot list or include in an appraisal sp...


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re: US Marines confront 'fake sergeant major' at funeral - EA6B
Being mentally ill is one thing, but many people create a fake service history to boost their resume. Navy SEAL is the most frequently impersonated, retired SEAL Senior Chief Don Shipley has made it his life's work to ferret out and expose phony SEALs. He gets 50-100 emails a day from people report...


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