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    A federal warrant has been issued for my arrest! :-O

    You really should visit Donegal, it is special. The history, views and people are amazing. We did get lucky, and out of 10 days, only had one day of rain. We were there less than a day, and the wife was talking to a neighbor about an apartment for sale in the complex where we were renting a...
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    Dangerous Pokémon Cards

    Never was a sports fan and even less so today for so many reasons. But, for some reason, I bought baseball cards, though I never really played the game and watching it is like watching grass grow. I did put the cards to make a racket on the bike spokes, so maybe that is why I bought them in...
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    A federal warrant has been issued for my arrest! :-O

    Have you been to Donegal? We visited a few years ago and want to go back. Absolutely stunning place and the people are wonderful. Met two American men who had married Irish woman and moved to Donegal. Told my wife she had better behave. :eek: :D Sooo, names...
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    A federal warrant has been issued for my arrest! :-O

    That is funny right there! (y) :ROFLMAO::LOL::LOL: Do you look over your shoulder much? :unsure: Later, Dan
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    A federal warrant has been issued for my arrest! :-O

    In NC, at the county jail. :D There is a magistrate at the jail to verify probable cause for an arrest before a suspect is given a place to stay or bailed/bonded out. Later, Dan
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    Did the Covid shot make you cranky?

    I have read that but one is supposed to have swollen lymph nodes if one had the virus previously. I did not have swollen lymph nodes for whatever that is worth. At work, 81% of us have reacted the same way to the vaccine. It is possible we were exposed to the virus but none of us had...
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    Did the Covid shot make you cranky?

    If the reaction was just pain from the shot, that is a who cares. Being laid out in bed for days with a fever, chills, body ache, etc., is something else. This is in the top five or so of me being sick. Worst was Whooping Cough, which I have been vaccinated against, many times, but still got...
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    Did the Covid shot make you cranky?

    I had the worst headache ever from the first shot but just a so so headache with the second. It was the fevers, chills, body aches, etc that was so bad with the second shot. My average heart rate has not returned to normal and is still up a couple of points. Supposedly, swollen lymph nodes...
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    Did the Covid shot make you cranky?

    That is what I have read, heard, and experienced. What bothers me is that I have never, ever, ever reacted to a vaccine like this before. Why is this vaccine so bad compared to the gazzillions of the vaccines I have gotten? :unsure: I don't expect you to answer that question. :D Later, Dan
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    Inflation

    From Computer and Information Technology Occupations : Occupational Outlook Handbook: : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and it has been like this for decades. If one can get a computer science or related degree, the jobs exist and there are growing companies looking for skilled...
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    Did the Covid shot make you cranky?

    A family member got the second Pfizer shot yesterday and today has fever, chills, etc. Talked to a guy last night who said both Moderna shots took him down. Was about to ask for symptoms when the conversation went elsewhere. The guy is in really good shape too. Later, Dan
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    Inflation

    Absolutely. The Tech companies only want H1-B visas to lower the cost of labor and to exploit the H1-B visa holder. Saw this well into last century when I worked for a UK company here in the states. Most of the employees were from the UK, but their wage increases, if any, were lower than US...
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    Power Line to my house was broken

    I thought I had mentioned this up thread but maybe I only thunk it. :unsure: :D Years ago they were replace power poles in town, and before they put the poles in the ground, the poles were just laid out along the side of the road. I noticed that all of the poles had a copper wire running...
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    How did your knee replacement go?

    Search TBN for previous discussions over the years. There have been some long conversations that might be helpful. Members of my family have had knee replacements starting back in the 1990's. I would not call any of them successful. Best that can be said is maybe less pain. Walking was...
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    complaint with restaurants (which dosen't make sense to me)

    Our first restaurant in China was kinda dingy due to all of the smoking but it was popular with the people we were visiting. The place was packed with people. We would walk by this place at least twice a day and on the sidewalk they had rabbits, chickens, and ducks, you would pick to eat...
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    Stumbled onto reliable rural internet access

    We got UbiFi a few years ago, it is expensive at $90 a month, but it has been reliable and we have never been limited by bandwidth. Speed from our tests before ordering were 6-8 mbps on average, if I remember right, but it can be much faster depending on the traffic to the tower. I think we...
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    Did the Covid shot make you cranky?

    Does not matter, I do not want any more kids. Got more than enough as it is. :unsure::D Later,, Dan
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    Did the Covid shot make you cranky?

    Got my second Moderna shot and it was in my top five of being sick. :eek: Started having a headache 8-10 hours after the shot but not even close to as bad as the first shot. The headache from the first shot was the worst I have ever had. In the evening fevers, chills, and body aches...
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    Real estate values are going absolutely crazy!

    The house we used to own in the city has more than doubled in value in 15 years! :eek: It is in an area that has great demand for housing but this is a 45 year old house, that was put up fast when built, is not energy efficient, and is pretty small. I have been looking at our local market...
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    Did the Covid shot make you cranky?

    In the US, this is one of the two things that the government has messed up big time. There is just no excuse of the lack of planning and failed process to get the shots. None. Some areas around me are a real mess. I signed up once, maybe twice, and never heard a thing. Saw a notice about...
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    Did the Covid shot make you cranky?

    Well, the pubs have been closed down, and at times during the lock down, they have not been able to move 2.5K from their homes. If anyone has a right to be cranky, it is the Irish. :ROFLMAO: Later, Dan
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    Did the Covid shot make you cranky?

    In the context I used, the word "state" it meant countries. So I am assuming that you mean going to other countries and not between different US states. :) I have never heard of US state requiring a yellow card, it was and can be, a requirement between countries. This goes back to the 1930s...
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    Did the Covid shot make you cranky?

    Getting on my vitamin D soap box. There is quite a bit of evidence out there prior to the pandemic, and now during, that vitamin D helps fight of respiratory illnesses. It also fights inflammation many of the things that make WuFlu so bad. But it does more than that including helping with...
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    Did the Covid shot make you cranky?

    People have needed "Yellow Cards" to enter certain countries in the past but it's use has been minimized. We will go back to using "Yellow Cards" to travel to other states. It is already happening in Europe. Later, Dan
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    Did the Covid shot make you cranky?

    I was giving blood once and we were in a long narrow room that was used as a conference room. There was a set of "beds" running along each wall with not much space in between.... The Vampire Girls were already taking my blood and they stuck a needle in the guy on the other side of the room to...
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    76.8% Return on 401K

    Course, the other side of the coin is, does the company match a ROTH contribution? Mine does not, and to get the match, requires a 401K contribution. Funny thing is that we planned on Social Security not being available, or greatly reduced, when we retire. I suspect it will be available...
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    Beavers !!!!!!!!

    I had beavers on some property I owned last century. Told the story more than once on TBN. :mad: :) Bottom line was that the beavers were killing trees, some over a century old, and flooding out a major part of the property. They had to go. Long story short, and it was mentioned a bit up...
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    Texas Man, 70, killed by bee swarm while mowing

    Sounds like yellow jackets to me. Vicious little buggers. Once was clearing a trail with a friend of mine when I was a kid. Got near a nest and we got swarmed. I got bit worse than my friend mostly on my head of all places, but many stings on my hand. My hand swelled up like a softball...
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    76.8% Return on 401K

    OHHhhhhhh, you are one of THOSE guys who asks for The Grey Poupon! :eek::LOL::ROFLMAO::LOL: Seriously though, last year we were on a trip and staying at place with a kitchen so we could prepare our own food. The local store has a brand of mustard we do not have locally. One was a horse...
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    Starlink

    The NC governor was talking recently about spending huge sums of money to improve rural internet service. Course, huge sums have already been spent, but my county has seen very little improvement by this spending... This is a common problem around the world, and I saw that in Ireland, they had...
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    This could have been bad.

    One of the strangest, and hard to believe, mowing accidents I read about, most likely on TBN, was a guy they found dead on his tractor. Took a while to figure out what happened and at first they thought it was health related. His mower had kicked up a fence stable or nail, which bounced off a...
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    Why are people in Indianapolis going postal.

    Being spit on, literally or figuratively, by the elements in the population can be handled, but when the command staff of the agency, and the politicians are also "spitting" at officers, there is a problem. This is why there are large numbers of officers leaving agencies. Surprise, surprise...
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    Power Line to my house was broken

    It was easy to remember because it was such an odd event. Some time after that power line was stolen for copper, the power company was putting up new power poles in town. They dropped off the poles along the road and I noticed that the poles had copper wire installed. Figured they must not be...
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    Why are people in Indianapolis going postal.

    It is a shame we do not teach more history in school regarding other countries. It is normal to focus on one's country, state, locality but looking over the horizon can be very educational and put things in perspective. This is a long post, and I am trying to cram centuries of complicated...
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    Why are people in Indianapolis going postal.

    I eventually learned that lesson. Took far too many years though. :eek: So much of the news is just gossip. Seriously. Go read the headlines, and even the story itself, and see how much is in fact, fact, versus gossip. I regularly read one local "news" source and the Wall Street Journal...
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    Why are people in Indianapolis going postal.

    I stopped watching TV news back in the 1990's. I should have stopped sooner. 🤔 There is a TV show on PBS that every one should see before being able to vote. It was called the military and the media, or some such, and was done back in the mid to late 1980's. I have looked for the show on...
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    Another 'well below' normal period coming.

    This winter was weird. It never got really cold, I don't think we got into the low 20's, much less teens, and certainly not in single digits this winter. However, it was never really warm either. We usually get a warm spell but not this winter. Then there was the rain. The average last...
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    Why are people in Indianapolis going postal.

    I don't think it is a problem with "modern American" life but just life. Other countries have it far worse with noise, congestion, rules,... Can't imagine what it is like to live in China, and I have visited China, nor Russia, Cuba, Venezuela, Pakistan, ... In those places, and others, the...
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    Why are people in Indianapolis going postal.

    Mental illness and/or wanting to be "famous" and/or just wanting to hurt people... Later, Dan
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    Power Line to my house was broken

    Pulling this from deep down in the memory dump.... Eddie, didn't you have a problem, or maybe it was your neighbors, where someone STOLE the power line years ago? Well, decades ago? Hooked a truck up to the cable and pulled it down the road? Later, Dan
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    Retirement Planning - Lessons Learned

    Back in the 90's I was on a mailing list, where one of the members was in Canada. His job was working with the CA health system to get care for people in a timely manner. Good thing that was his job because he had a very serious health issue that required surgery NOW or he would likely die...
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    Pothole theory

    I don't know if you need ditches, but the water has to get off the road and stay off the road. Our shared road has been graded, and even had ABC gravel added, but the road bed is not high enough to drain properly. We get pot holes in the same place, time and time again. Until we pay to do...
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    Starlink

    We got the cord a decade or so ago and should have done it sooner. Don't miss a thing from pay TV. We have been on vacation where pay for TV was included in the room and it was even worse than what we used to buy. Could not find a thing to watch on 100+ channels. Seriously. The first two...
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    Architect for home renovation/additions

    Design is an iterative process. Design to a price point is even more iterative. I designed our house. I took three years of drafting in high school, and from what I can tell, it is not taught any more, which is a shame since I use the skills from those classes all of the time. The first...
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    TV shows...the good, bad and the ugly...

    Yep, Walken and Wagner know something they ain't saying. They were on a 55 foot boat. 55 feet is a big boat, but it is still a boat, and thus has small, close spaces. It is hard to believe that the captain of the boat, Walken and Wagner did NOT know what happened. The boat is/was a sport...
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    TV shows...the good, bad and the ugly...

    Seems like every few years someone "has new information" about her death and the answer remains the same. There are quite a few deaths of men falling off boats when they wee over the side. Never heard of a woman falling in for this reason much less dying. :unsure: Lots of people out there...
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    TV shows...the good, bad and the ugly...

    Yep, I remember when Crane was killed and it is odd that the murder has not been solved. You would think that someone knows something. My theory was that the irate husband or boyfriend, of a woman that Crane was fooling around with, killed Crane. If that was the case, one would expect the...
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    TV shows...the good, bad and the ugly...

    Interesting things I read/heard about some of the cast of Hogan's Heros a while ago. There are some interviews on YouTube of actors from the old TV shows that are interesting. I watched a video of Robert Clary, and maybe Werner Klemperer ,where they mentioned that some of the actors on Hogan's...
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    Explosions in the woods

    Our house is built on a slab. There is a quarry 5ish air miles away. We hear, well FEEL, explosions a couple of times a week. Usually, Tuesday and Wednesday around 11:00ish. The only thing we can figure is we can hear/feel explosions at the quarry. :eek: We heard/felt an explosion today...
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    We really are being spied on!!!

    While I would love to have the DNA tests done, there is no way to secure you privacy and make it anonymous. There are ways to send in your sample so you are anonymous, but with the DNA, they can figure WHO you are based on other people's DNA. It does not mater how one hid their tracks with...
 
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