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  1. Thread: Instant karma

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    Good lord, no respect for anything anymore...

    Good lord, no respect for anything anymore nowadays it seems.
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    It is unfortunate when people get pissed at the...

    It is unfortunate when people get pissed at the store. As if any retailer can truly set the prices they'd like to.
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    Glad it worked for you! :D It's just a good pot...

    Glad it worked for you! :D It's just a good pot to save in, though the recent changes are less great, but still. They kept the core and lifecycle funds, so I'm good with it!
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    That's exactly it. Just having that ability to...

    That's exactly it. Just having that ability to handle what life throws at you.
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    I got into this quite a bit. Depositing into my...

    I got into this quite a bit. Depositing into my TSP (government retirement) is fine and all, but it's nice to have a small cushion account that gets a couple percent of my salary per check. It's not...
  6. Thread: SG is 23yo today

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    It's honestly nice to just come back here and...

    It's honestly nice to just come back here and read, see who is still around. Might be on the fringes but y'all are fantastic folks and I'm glad to have - literally - grown up with you all.
  7. Thread: R.I.P. Ken

    by Paft
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    Horribly sad thread to come back to see. Rest...

    Horribly sad thread to come back to see.

    Rest in peace, Ken. I hope wherever you are, you have joy and love.
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    Happy late Thanksgiving to you all. :)

    Happy late Thanksgiving to you all. :)
  9. Thread: checking in...

    by Paft
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    Sure am. :) As well as can be anyhow. I...

    Sure am. :) As well as can be anyhow.

    I certainly hope you are as well!
  10. Thread: checking in...

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    Alive and mostly well. Enjoying federal service;...

    Alive and mostly well. Enjoying federal service; looking to advance in GS levels soon. Otherwise pretty settled - me and my little kitty just enjoying life for what it is. :)
  11. Thread: Covid-19

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    Covid-19 has definitely turned into a joke at the...

    Covid-19 has definitely turned into a joke at the VA hospital I just started work at. The doctors and nurses by and large resent the mask protocols and the social distancing protocols, a good number...
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    It really is. Good to see you!

    It really is. Good to see you!
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    Oh goodness. I completely love that sort of...

    Oh goodness. I completely love that sort of thing. A good pot roast with veggies from the garden... yes, please.
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    As long as we keep a bicameral Congress, I'm...

    As long as we keep a bicameral Congress, I'm happy with things. The real death knell for the US would be a single-party government all the way down.
  15. Thread: Kitchen Remodel

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    That is a crazy long delay for appliances. Not...

    That is a crazy long delay for appliances. Not totally surprised, but still. I'm hoping you have smooth sailing from here!
  16. Thread: Masks

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    I wear a simple cloth hand made mask when I am at...

    I wear a simple cloth hand made mask when I am at work or in public, don't the rest of the time. Just hoping for a quicker end to this than a long, dragged out one.
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    Aw heck yes. In the home stretch my man - enjoy...

    Aw heck yes. In the home stretch my man - enjoy it!
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    Happy Birthday!

    Happy Birthday!
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    Looking forward to the VA job very much. Going...

    Looking forward to the VA job very much. Going through the background stuff now before the first duty day. Going to be handling the pay issues for the docs, nurses, and admin staff in VA hospitals -...
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    Got slammed with a lot of things. Marriage, Navy,...

    Got slammed with a lot of things. Marriage, Navy, divorce, university, work, and finally I've gotten hired in a career (I hope) working with the VA. 9-5 style job, so fingers crossed I can, you know,...
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    Coming back, honestly. Slowly.

    Coming back, honestly. Slowly.
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    Oh, Hell. Heartbreaking.

    Oh, Hell. Heartbreaking.
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    I am so sorry for your loss. All the best wishes...

    I am so sorry for your loss. All the best wishes to you and yours.
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    There's a lot of unneeded context being thrown...

    There's a lot of unneeded context being thrown into education nowadays. Heck, there's even academic arguments on if teachers should be teaching that 2+2=4! Which just blows my mind - everyone wants...
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    I have to wonder - do you think there's a way...

    I have to wonder - do you think there's a way that we can work to get that sort of thing back in upcoming generations? I understand the apathy completely - the world, especially in the last decade or...
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    That is entirely the truth! Even now when there...

    That is entirely the truth! Even now when there are issues, I often find myself having to teach the younger folks (good lord I'm old enough to say 'younger folks' unironically) troubleshooting...
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    I suspect a lot of it is that user interfaces...

    I suspect a lot of it is that user interfaces have reached the point where they are "pick up and understand". There's no incentive to learn what goes on under the hood because everything a person...
  28. I remember him. Damn. I'm sorry to hear this.

    I remember him. Damn. I'm sorry to hear this.
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    Very much congratulations! Had to drop Statistics...

    Very much congratulations! Had to drop Statistics here - went with Economics instead. But huge congrats to you. :)
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    Damn. I'm sorry to hear that. :( I hope you find...

    Damn. I'm sorry to hear that. :( I hope you find a better job, and soon!
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