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  • #293049

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    I don’t think the article you linked supports what you are saying, norules.

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    I didn’t get that feeling at all. Which parts led you to believe that?

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    The article says that most people fear they are one major issue (or step) away from financial ruin. Nowhere does it say that they are one paycheck away.

    I don’t think that is far off base. The loss of a job or facing a major medical problem are major life hurdles and I would expect most people to fear that.

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    I’m not seeing the value. $60 just to float in a big tub of salt water? The salt water makes you more buoyant because it’s denser, but you could just float in a pool for a lot less, and use a foam noodle under you knees for an added buoyancy kick if necessary.

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    I guess that’s the point. They keep moving things around so we are forced to search for stuff and in doing so find new things we didn’t even know we needed until we got there.

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    But Costco gets new stuff all the time. If you don’t browse around a bit, you miss out on all the impulse buys! 😉

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    Electrically motorized skateboards? Is that Hoverboards? Do they fall into the electrically motorized skateboard category? Gosh, I hope so. I have a 10 year old who thinks he needs a hoverboard, and if he can’t legally ride one until he’s 16, that would just make my day. The fact that they are so dangerous AND likely to burn the house down hasn’t really deterred his desire for one, so maybe being illegal to ride until he’s 16 will.

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    Yeah, I’m thinking they should keep that first suspect in the WRAP device until he learns to control himself.

    But seriously, 15 out of the 19 suspects were men. If we just ban men from the city, we could cut crime by 80% right off the bat. Even you men have to see how obvious that is. An 80% reduction!! (KIDDING. IM KIDDING). ?

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    I had never heard of her either, but I just googled her, and I don’t understand what your point is. The pictures that came up were not outrageous in any way. She just looked like an average middle aged woman. Was there something specific about her you were referring to? Was she like the Lady GaGa of the 70’s wearing meat dresses? Do tell…

  • #286125

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    There definitely should be a reciprocal phrase. I know if my husband’s football team wins, there is a happy glow on the week for the whole family, so we all benefit if they win. This applies to all areas of life. If my husband is happy, everyone else will have a better time too.

    Hubby strife leads to a bummer life.

    Make him happy or everything’s crappy.

    Happy Dad makes everyone glad.

    Husbands with smiles are generous for miles.

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    The park across from our house is totally green and is watered throughout the week, using reclaimed water. It’s actually pretty wet, and now that soccer practice has started, we are noticing that they are probably over-watering. Since there is access to reclaimed water in the neighborhood, seems like the closest homes should use reclaimed water for landscape irrigation as well. Wonder how hard it would be to access that water source? Could be a good long term solution for water conservation.

    By contrast, many of the houses on the street across from the park have totally dead lawns, mine included. I water on Sundays, but it’s just not enough to keep the lawn green, with the hot, dry days throughout the week. Guess I’ll just put in new lawn when the drought ends, or look into better drought resistant landscaping. I’m not too worried about it dying. I still pay my gardener to come out and mow it, even though it probably doesn’t need it. I want him to still be around to cut my yard when and if the drought ends. Some home lawns are still really green due to some neighbors continuing to water throughout the week, whenever they please, in violation of the water saving efforts. I find that very disappointing, and selfish. :tut_tut:

    Even though the regulations state that you can water on Sundays, the intent was not to have everyone water excessively on Sunday, by running the sprinklers many times throughout the day. Although I suppose you’d be following the letter of the law by doing this; you’d certainly be circumventing the spirit of it. It doesn’t really help save water if you are using a ton on Sundays. The point is to use less water than in the past, not to use the same amount, but all of it on Sunday. In my opinion, using a little bit each day would have been a better way to save water, than using a ton on Sunday. There is no regulation on the total amount of water used per week, just on the day you do it. I’m surprised that our water experts didn’t recommend the approach of watering daily for one two minute cycle each day. That would use less water than the current practice of watering excessively on Sundays. Grass doesn’t have deep roots. So when you super saturate the the soil, you’re really just wasting water. It seeps down and is quickly wicked away by the very dry soil under the shallow grass roots. And once it is sucked up by the dry soil, grass roots don’t benefit from it.

    We have installed artificial grass at my work. It looks very nice, but it gets super hot! If you are planning this for your yard to save on water and still provide a place for kids to play, I’d think twice. There is no way kids could play on the artificial grass here at work. They’d burn their feet.

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    Just call the general manager and tell him you want a refund for your car based upon California’s Lemon Laws (the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act). You’ve already brought your car in five times to be repaired and its still not fixed and they’ve exceeded what would be considered a “reasonable” number of attempts to fix the car, especially considering how dangerous a faulty transmission is to your own personal safety.

    Take your issue as high up as your can go at the dealership. Don’t let a scheduler on the phone put you off.

  • #282073

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    I think this is ridiculous. Less classroom time for our children isn’t the answer to better education. One hour less of instruction per week adds up to about six DAYS less of instruction over the course of the school year. They already get two weeks off in December for winter break, a whole week at Thanksgiving, a week at spring break, and every holiday you can think of. The number of instruction days seems to be shrinking every year.

  • #265891

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    To me, this seems like bizarre rules. The rules demonstrate a lack of trust in their children and an unnatural aversion to affection.

    Does the fact that their son just confessed to molesting young girls, including his sisters change anyone’s perspective on this at all?

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    Oh…and now I see the shooting at the movies thread. Yikes!

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