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    Being a poor Marine Husband and Dad for many...

    Being a poor Marine Husband and Dad for many years, I became a pretty handy DYI guy. Between home & car repairs, I am sure I have saved $30-40k. Plumbing is my absolute most hated repairs. If I am...
  2. I'm lucky I can walk into the local VA clinic and...

    I'm lucky I can walk into the local VA clinic and get any jab I want on demand. I got one J&J shot early on, but none since then and do not plan on anymore. The Pfizer and Moderna shots freak me out....
  3. There is no longer any unencrypted cable channels...

    There is no longer any unencrypted cable channels (at least that I know of). Systems are regularly scanned for such. Since they have all gone to addressability, some sort of box/device is needed....
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    My Wife is a merchandiser and part of her job is...

    My Wife is a merchandiser and part of her job is making sure retailers are in compliance with putting out "new sizes". Like said, we have seen continual shrinkage, but the last 2 years it has gotten...
  5. Thread: R.I.P. Ken

    by Leatherneck
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    Sleep well Ken

    Sleep well Ken
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    Thanks all

    Thanks all
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    Thank you! 61 years young.

    Thank you! 61 years young.
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    How 'bout them Bears.. Oh wait, they suck

    How 'bout them Bears.. Oh wait, they suck
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    24% of my pay goes into an 401K, 2 IRAs and...

    24% of my pay goes into an 401K, 2 IRAs and company stock at a significant discount. My goal is to retire in 3 years so a little nervous. I have been told for 3-4 years that I am too aggressive at...
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    Every gallon of gasoline saved or megawatt of...

    Every gallon of gasoline saved or megawatt of energy not used is the equivalent of producing more. I believe we will eventually get to the point where renewable energy becomes not only abundant, but...
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    Really like my F-150 Lariat 5.0, but I dare not...

    Really like my F-150 Lariat 5.0, but I dare not let it get below 3/4 of a tank these days as 36 gallons x $4.299 is about $154 of sorrow. Last time this happened, we panicked and bought a teeny weeny...
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    This is one fertile, producing land. I would...

    This is one fertile, producing land. I would think that Putin may desire some of their resources

    Ukraine: Mining, Minerals and Fuel Resources
    The country has abundant reserves of natural...
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    Sorry for your loss. They are indeed family. Our...

    Sorry for your loss. They are indeed family. Our last Rotty was the hardest of them all as he was the perfect example of the breed while being a terrific family dog. Now we have a pup named "Mongo"...
  14. Thread: Vaccines

    by Leatherneck
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    My youngest Daughter and her boyfriend had COVID...

    My youngest Daughter and her boyfriend had COVID before we "knew" of the Delta variant. Daughter had horrible fatigue, her boyfriend had a medicated inhaler because he said it felt like glass in his...
  15. Thread: Vaccines

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    I don't know how my Wife and I have avoided...

    I don't know how my Wife and I have avoided catching it. I am vaxxed, but she was advised not to by her doctor as her pharma allergies could fill volumes.
    My Daughters, both Sisters, both...
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    My Boys Mongo and Banjo say Merry Christmas! ...

    My Boys Mongo and Banjo say Merry Christmas!

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    Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas!
  18. Thread: Windows 11

    by Leatherneck
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    I wondered what the heck happen on my Laptop. It...

    I wondered what the heck happen on my Laptop. It did some updates and then stuff was very different. Not too crazy about the menus, but I'll get used to it. I don't remember even being asked.
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    Thanks. I actually looked for a white Lariat, but...

    Thanks. I actually looked for a white Lariat, but nice F150's are impossible to find around here. I had to drive to another state to get this one. Got it right before COVID - super lucky.
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    Around here Walmart and COSTCO are always within...

    Around here Walmart and COSTCO are always within a penny from each other and right now are $2.79 a gallon. Most other stations are still around $3.35-$3.50. If it weren't for Illinois taxes, we might...
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    Happy Thanksgiving. About 20 in our group. 6 have...

    Happy Thanksgiving. About 20 in our group. 6 have had COVID (2 breakthrough), all but 1 vaccinated and the elders all have boosters. Not sweating it. My poor wife is the un-vaccinated as her doc...
  22. Thread: Vaccines

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    I got a J&J shot at the VA in July. How long...

    I got a J&J shot at the VA in July. How long before I am not considered vaccinated? I really don't want any more shots. My Wife cannot get a shot due to severe pharma allergies and issues. Both my...
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    I got about $100 worth of nickels, dimes and...

    I got about $100 worth of nickels, dimes and quarter. My local Zippy Mart is begging for quarters so might take 'em over.
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    Congrats!

    Congrats!
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    Thanks guys. The big 60. Feeling pretty good.

    Thanks guys. The big 60. Feeling pretty good.
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    Even though he is gone, they still have to p fo fi

    Even though he is gone, they still have to p fo fi
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    Happy New Year Easto. May 2021 bring much needed...

    Happy New Year Easto. May 2021 bring much needed blessings.
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    Do sheep eat pig?

    Do sheep eat pig?
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    Merry Christmas. Just my kids and Mom & Dad this...

    Merry Christmas. Just my kids and Mom & Dad this year. Normally we bring 4-6 families together. It was rather nice though.
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    I joined when I was still in the Corps for 20...

    I joined when I was still in the Corps for 20 years and now am 19 years into a 2nd career. 4 more years and done! I miss the heated discussion of old.
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