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  1. He has the "So? What are you gonna do about it? Bitch!?" Look on his face, and that's not good for the USA......
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    Anthony Bourdain

    I watched the first bit of the CNN special "PARTS UNKNOWN" and it was bitter sweet. He was better in "No Reservations" (IMHOP) because he was restrained in some respects, but pushed the boundaries. In "PARTS UNKNOWN" he was pretty much given carte blanche, and I think it bored him to not have walls to breach.... None the less, I will miss him, and his acerbic wit, wry humor, and very obviously genuine caring for his fellow humans.
  3. He's out of his league in a sand box making choo choo trains out of cat shit.
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    Immigration: How you Think It Works and Shouid

    I doubt that, but if you say so, with out providing papers to verify your claims, who am I to refute you? All anyone coming into the country with a spanish accent has to do is claim they are Puerto Rican... Right? You can't ask a US citizen to prove that they are a citizen..... An Irish man can come in and claim he's from Boston, an Italian from New York..... So why the fuss?
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    Immigration: How you Think It Works and Shouid

    Uncommon silence from the Sao....... Hmmm..... Time for my dinner, and perhaps roast a few immigrant children over hardwood coals for an after dinner snack..... Andiamo!
  6. I could have sworn someone else already said that, and I responded, but.... Indeed! Christine Lagarde. Her St. Tropez tan threw me off.
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    Immigration: How you Think It Works and Shouid

    Where are your family from? Portugal? Did they come on a fishing boat that just happened to dock in New Bedford one night?
  8. Indeed! Christine Lagarde. Her serious St. Tropez tan threw me off (I claim with rolling eyes and tongue in cheek).
  9. I know I should recognize her, but who is Trump talking at there? (And if Merkle had her druthers, Trump would be in an isolation booth in Medicine Hat, eating KFC)
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    Immigration: How you Think It Works and Shouid

    Everyone won't because once people start coming here in droves, people already here will want to go to someplace else. Imagine a whole Idaho and Utah full of like minded people living in Chile.....
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    Immigration: How you Think It Works and Shouid

    The problem is a global problem.... Our problem... Not for someone else to solve. We all live on this planet and share the air, the oceans, and the catastrophes, and we should also share the bounty. But the "Fuck you, I got mine" attitude is pervasive. If I were king of the world, there would be no borders to exclude people from trying to get ahead, and make a better life for themselves and their children. If you live in Canada, and want to raise ducks in Paraguay, go for it. If you live in Germany and want to farm oysters in Australia, go for it. If you live in Iran and want to be a shop keeper in Des Moines, Iowa, go for it! What difference does it make where you're from, and what you want to do?
  12. Trump doesn't believe in climate change. He likes it to be 69f where ever he is at any given moment..... He has a portable air conditioner on his golf cart in Mar-A-Gogo so his face doesn't melt in the Florida heat, and he has a portable heater for the golf cart in New Jersey for those nipply days in autumn, when it's inconvenient to fly AF1 to Florida because some inconsiderate Puerto Ricans are dying because of a storm, or something.
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    Immigrant Children

    There's a simple fix to that. Don't make it illegal to cross the border with your children. Which do you think will cost less? North America had no border rules when a great number of people decided this should be their new home. The people already here were fairly accommodating, until the new neighbors started making rules and killing the natives. Now the people already here are keeping out new neighbors, because they made rules that no one gave them the right to make, except for some of their own people. This is the epitome of taxation w/o representation. You make laws that affect/effect other people who have no redress... It is immoral, and in my humble opinion, illegal. Might don't make right.
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    Drip Drip Drip

    The last 3 revals that Guilford had (And they do them every 3 years, if I'm not mistaken, or that may have been a special circumstance due to the malfeasance of the reval firm), they used a firm out of somewhere up by Boston, who never even bothered to come to town, they just jacked everyone's eval up by 30%. When enough people contested their eval, the company was called in to re-reval. They upped anyone with a water view or water front property by over 100% and everyone else by 30%. Needless to say that reval was thrown out, and the next year (The year I left) another firm was hired. I don't know what happened with that one. But at the same time market value on homes in that area of CT had dropped by more than 50% from just 6 years before..... I got out in the nick of time by all accounts. I sold my father's place at about half the theoretical market value, and was happy to get it after having the property listed for over a year. My own property sold for about 3/4 "market value" to the second viewer, and I was happy to get out of that at the time too....(Both 2013)
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    Drip Drip Drip

    Damn.... It's like that old W.C. Fields saying..... "No one minds a little bracer in the morning coffee, and a pick me up brandy around 11AM is fine. A beer or two with lunch at noon, a little kicker around 2,to get you through to High tea, which of course is really gin and tonics, A few cocktails before supper, and wine with that of course... And then your after dinner cordial, and a hot toddy at bedtime...... But this damn sip, sip, sip, all day has got to stop!"
  16. Do these books get distributed to schools in the USA as a regular text book?
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    Drip Drip Drip

    So..................... Is he in the clink?
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    Drip Drip Drip

    20X off? I had appraisals that were off by 100K but never anything like that!
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    Have I missed anything ?

    Australian camera.
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    Todays Useless Fact

    Bytes suck.
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    Anthony Bourdain

    Dimes to doughnuts... That was my first thought this morning when I saw the headline.
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    Charles Krauthammer

    Sad. Even though I disagreed with him 98% of the time, he at least made rational arguments/theses...
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    State of Origin 2018

    WTF are you guys talking about?
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    Twitterer In Chief

    If Trump were using daily television appearances to communicate, would it be OK to block the signal to individual homes, or specific geographical locations?
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    Drip Drip Drip

    That was Polk county.... A few counties away. The only county smaller and poorer than Gilchrist county in Florida..... And last year after the hurricane, I drove my tractor 9 miles into town to get beer and wine.... Only problem was, no stores were open. So I had to drive all the way back, and ask the neighbor, who is the asst. fire chief a few towns over to pick some supplies up when he came home later that day... It might have been that he had both my chainsaws, and one of my generators that caused him to be so accommodating.... Or maybe he was just being a good redneck neighbor.