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  1. So many people think the business owners will absorb the cost of higher wages and that prices will remain stable or near the same. They won't. Small business, big business, corporate behemoth - they will all pass the increase costs of wages into their products and on to their customers. Small business owners work hard everyday to earn money for themselves through their business, and should not be expected to take a cut in pay themselves to pay their employees more. They have just as much right to earn a higher 'living' wage as their employees do. More so, because the business owner is putting much more on the line to run the business, and with greater risk should come greater reward. Big business and corporate behemoths should produce profits for their shareholders. (That's the whole point of operating a business in the first place - to make money.) Those shareholders invest in the business expecting to receive profits. Of course they realize the risks, but again they have no less a right to earn money from their investments than another person has the right to a living wage. Let the market work. The minimum wage should be $0. Pay people according to their abilities and ambitions, and according to how the market perceives the value of those abilities. Setting an artificial floor for wages causes disruptions and unintended consequences.
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  2. No. Do have a son who is a CPA and a daughter-in-law who is a lawyer. They are good advisors on many subjects.
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  3. Would you happen to have the ex-girlfriends' phone numbers? Asking for a friend.
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  4. Yes, but I can't afford to heat it up in a pan.
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  5. I have to admit that I have never, ever, seen a kickstand as wide and as long as that one...
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  6. Boston scrod, parsley potatoes, mixed green salad, fresh fruit cup and two cups of decaf.
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  7. ‘bout time they got some workout of you. @BuffJimbetter get busy. That’s whole lot of DeathWeather reports.
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  8. Yes, her name is Gina. I keep her because I get bike stuff whenever I want.
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  9. Rapid test was negative. PCR will be back 24-36 hours.
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  10. Sorry if there are some repeats.
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  11. Sherpa-lined? I don't have anything made out of human skin except me.
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  12. Well…. One quiet night on Ft McNair I was doing building checks. I came upon a small office building and noticed a light on? That’s odd so went into the building and checked it out only to find it completely dark? Went back outside and looked from the outside, hmm light is on. Went back in and found all lights off. So I’m thinking someone’s fucking with me so I call a K9 unit to do a sweep. K9 rolls up and says what’s up? See that light on? Yup. Everytime I go in that building to check all the lights are off. I think someone’s in there flipping the light on & off. OK let’s go check it out. So the K9 is at the door, dog is barking, Military Police K9, come out or we’re coming in and you will get bit!!! After a few seconds nothing so he lets the dog off leash and the dog freezes. Tail between legs & whimpering at the doorway. WTF Duke get in there!!! Dog won’t budge!?!! The K9 Sgt looks at me and says building secure yeah? Fucking A let’s get out of here! And we leave the building with the light still on.
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  13. Supper..sauteing chopped fennel bulb with tomato in a touch of garlic soybean sauce. It's actually sweet-sour type of dish. All thrown together with pasta. Yes, it is a nice unusual flavour. Very gentle to me. Yes, it's a dish I've made up over the years.
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  14. That brain vitamin commercial is the one thing I find dislikeable about her. There are a couple things she says involving specific vitamins making you smarter that sound suspicious to me. And her claim that she should know because she's a Ph.D. neurobiologist doesn't quite ring true. It's like saying you're an expert in washing machines just because you're a mechanic. Her Ph.D. Thesis was on diseases, not on the nutrients that make the neurons work better or how they get into the system.
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  15. Just don't go blaming the producers. Too bad they don't see more of the profit.
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  16. If your neighbors start giving you sidelong glances and say they want to 'invite you over for dinner', you may want to bar your doors.
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  17. I'm reading about the castrametation of soldiers during the Revolution.
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  18. https://bikepacking.com/news/check-out-the-cercle-concept-bike/
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  20. Not a financial advisor but a conciliary.
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  21. But you get from one place to another really really fast....faster than I can in my motorhome.
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  22. Livingston Seagull
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  23. I'm sure same can be said of some women who got burnt badly by their ex... (I didn't mean "burnt" literally, although domestic abuse would seriously damage trust in men for awhile.). For him, it can be also investment in emotional effort, etc. where he just wants to chill. At least, he understands self. However, he would best to lay off women for awhile. No point breaking someone else's heart again. That's not fair. The older one gets, it's not good/nor healthy. Great his sons seem to be moving along well in life.
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  24. 2 words..... Final Jeopardy
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  25. I just finished leftover lasagna with some cottage cheese and dill pickles on the side. I ate late because I got a phone call from a friend that lasted an hour. Thankfully I just had to nuke the lasagna. I'm also feeling good for the first time since a small cut on a toe followed by 10 minutes before I found the bandaids, two nights ago, pumped enough adrenaline into my system to keep me from sleeping until halftime in the Browns-Broncos game last night. Some catnaps today and healthy food (oatmeal and fruit for lunch) got me back to normal.
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  26. I like 3M's dual lock. I first got a sample of this 20 years ago. OEM's used it for tanneau covers for convertible tops in the 90s. It holds very well, and both sides are symmetrical, unlike Velcro. But both have their place. https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/dual-lock-reclosable-fasteners-us/
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  27. YES!!! Thank you, I have been thinking that it is almost violent with it's disregard for the peace and quiet of everyone near it!
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  28. Freshly picked Amish green beans, butternut squash and a chicken breast from Aldi
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  29. Just felt someone there. Didn’t see a figure.
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  30. I can’t believe any kind of electric heat is cheaper than gas. Well I guess it could be if your electric comes from Niagara Falls. What do you pay for electric per KWH? I just lit a fire in the furnace and stoked it with anthracite coal. It feels so good in here. I have been ok for about a month but not really comfortable. I hate wearing long pants and sweatshirts all the time. I’m getting the house nice and warm for when I get back from my bike ride.
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  31. Sorry, I'm in a no wake zone. I don't go.
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  32. Some of the hard core motor heads at work run E 85. They use huge jets in the carburetor and get less than 5 mpg
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  33. I've given hour long presentations on how to use a software program to analyze electric use to predict savings from changing to another rate structure, shifting loads from on peak to off peak, or from load reductions from an energy conservation program, along with a few bits about how the program could justify capital projects for upgrading an electrical distribution system, and the flip side of how the program could be used to find waste so an owner could save money by putting off upgrading an electrical system that otherwise seemed imminent. To make it a 90 minute presentation I'd only have to add in another 253 power point slides.
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  35. Never "seen" a ghost, but there's been a few incidents, and I've heard secondhand of tons more. I have little reason to believe they couldn't be a thing. I would enjoy passing afterlife time by messing with humans. I put no stock people's dreams of deceased. Your brain can come up with all sorts of stories, and that's all a dream is - your brain making stuff up. Spend all day thinking "I hope he's happy on the other side", of course he'll visit you that night.
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  36. They fixed it, but now the plates read Oiho
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  37. Okay but do you know anything about motorcycles?
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  38. Yay! What do you think you will talk about?
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  39. Myself. I'm very interesting and if I ran out of material, I'd just make things up as I usually do here.
    1 point
  40. I would like to hear you speak on Aviation Safety, Wilburt. Love that subject, because all the chips are down, that is one place not to fuck up, and it is even more dramatic than medicine, although I really like that one too, with writers like Atul Gawande.
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  41. I would enjoy that one.
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  42. But then you have to spend thrice that time defending your knowledge from internet chat room morons that know nothing about your field.
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  43. Human Performance. Confined Space Entry (limited audience)
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  44. Motorcycle racing, sidecar racing, motorcycle racing setups, sidecar frame building, sidecar setup, motorcycle tires, sidecar tires, engine building, race tracks and beer.
    1 point
  45. Well.........I teach several courses..each are 90 min. long. One of them is: aligning business needs with name of information system design for usability and searchability. I had to develop the content from scratch and reference corporate design standards also. Like all our courses, we ask for learner feedback afterwards. I had to whittle it down and jam in a whole lot of info.
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  46. We have a room heated by a wall mounted direct vent heater. The pilot wouldn't stay lit, so I shut off the gas and took the pilot assembly apart. The pilot tube was full of miniature dust bunnies, and I cleaned those out. I cleaned all the deposits off the thermopile, then put it all back together and turned the gas back on. I must have done it wrong, because I had no parts leftover. Even so, the pilot now has a strong flame and the heater works great.
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