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re: Gen x and how we were brought up with race and on tv - jsquardjj
Everyone wants to blame it on a president, but it’s the internet that caused the divide. And honestly, it seems like the baby boomers and older Gen x find “racism to be at its all time worst” because that is the generation who is most influenced by facebook and fake news outlets. If you get off of f...
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re: The Challenge s39 - battle for a new champion - jsquardjj
Damn….that was hard to watch. I have to admit, this season has set up a very good cast of villains/alliances/enemies. I imagine a few vets might retire after season 40, so hopefully this new group keeps the seasons going after ...
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re: Restaurant recommendations NOLA - jsquardjj
Jacque Imos Peche Osteria Lupo Compere Lapin Cochon St Germain tasting menu. ...
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re: The Challenge s39 - battle for a new champion - jsquardjj
The only reason I can think that Ed is staying with the Jay/Michelle side is that the guys in that group are so much easier to beat in a final. If Ed goes to a final with Horacio/Kyland/Emmanuel he will lose but he can easily beat Jay/Corey/James/ in anything endurance related. Emanuel is the ? ...
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re: Even with good health insurance, a CT scan is costing me $2,000 out of pocket - jsquardjj
That seems really high. We had a situation where we were uninsured for about 45 days at the end of last year. Of course, my son breaks his nose in two places and needs a CT scan and stitches while on vacation in Telluride in December. Total without insurance for an adult CT scan, ER visit and st...
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re: NOLA restaurant to show tourists friends a different part of the city - jsquardjj
Jacques-Imo's is always a hit with tourist friends. ...
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re: Egypt experiences - jsquardjj
We went to Cairo last year with our 10 year old daughter. Stayed at a resort in New Cairo. We don't like tours, but a private driver is a must. Roads are crazy and it is pretty spread out. Reminded me of a 5K-year-old Houston at times. Pyramids are amazing, as is the Museum (the new museum a...
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Best Ski Resort in Europe? - jsquardjj
Early stages of planning of 2025 Mardi Gras break ski trip with a decent size group of all ski levels. Best options for large terrain and cool town?...
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re: Is anyone here adopted? - jsquardjj
Green is an idiot. Hell, Jesus was adopted by Joseph. ...
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re: Remote Work for 1 month - what city in Europe? - jsquardjj
August in Europe can be really, really busy. My favorite city in Europe is Florence, but that would be an example of one that I would not recommend. (A lot of things closed, and swarmed by Chinese tourists that month) I would choose a place that is more naturistic - where you can escape the cro...
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re: 2023-2024 Ski Thread - jsquardjj
I would add Steamboat Springs to that list. Southwest flies there and the airport is about 30 minutes from town. They have free skiing on Sundays at Howelson Hill, which is a great place to learn. If you can time it right, you can land on Saturday - Ski for free on Sunday at Howelson Hill - and then...
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re: 2023-2024 Ski Thread - jsquardjj
[quote]I am guessing you are going now because it was cheaper vs going in February, you are finding out why it is cheaper.[/quote] Bingo. I’ve been skiing for about 4 years now, but always in January and February and never thought about the amount of snow. I thought getting a ski-in/out for this ...
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re: 2023-2024 Ski Thread - jsquardjj
Question about mountains with little snow. We are going to Telluride on Friday, and I noticed not many lifts are open and they haven't had a lot of snow. This is my first time going so early in the season. Is it expected that everything just opens up the week before the Holidays, or can droughts ...
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re: Anyone bought anything from Temu? - jsquardjj
Yes, and it’s not bad stuff. Equivalent to the junk you would buy from old navy, hobby lobby etc. Once you realize the companies like the above buys their stuff from China/vietnam/indonesia, I don’t feel as bad from buying it from Temu. You are either supporting American retail cashiers/stockers...
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Turkey Itenarary Recs - jsquardjj
Turkish airlines is doing a good points deal on business class, so I am just starting to plan a trip for May. I will most likely only have about 10 days on the ground and would like to break it into 2 or 3 areas (I know many people don't like that, but I'm ok with a busy travel schedule for this par...
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re: Where to put money? - jsquardjj
3 Year annuity at 6%? I also second the properties in a nice area that you could visit but don't need to worry about cash flow. (A mountain home for example). ...
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re: Did you get an inheritance? Or some financial gift? - jsquardjj
My dad passed two months ago. My parents were renters,(they owned at one point but had some bad luck with an ARM in the 80s and then a job transfer in 08, and only rented after that) They were never able to help us financially with college or cars, but tried here and there where they could. (7K towa...
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re: The Challenge USA - jsquardjj
I feel like the cbs version doesn’t have as much drama or intense challenges as the mtv versions. Also, why does everyone care about Fessy so much. He has backstabbed people in the past and always rides the middle as long as he can. Hope he comes in last. ...
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re: High school graduation rates - jsquardjj
In 01, Bush put into law the "No Child Left Behind Act". It changed the way schools were funded based on students' performance and grad rates. It caused schools to lower their standards, but also helped schools not give up on non-English speaking/disabled/problem kids. Plenty of good and bad came fr...
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re: Advice on San Francisco/ Northern California 5 night trip - jsquardjj
[quote]In SF, leave literally nothing in your car. Nothing. Keep the doors unlocked or windows open and leave NOTHING. Not even a cup or phone charger. [/quote] Reiterating this one more time. We were parked on a well lit main drag, in front of a popular restaurant with tons a tourist foot traffi...
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