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      And the most popular food is chicken tikka...

      And the most popular food is chicken tikka masala. When I'm in the UK, I pretty much live on Indian and Chinese food
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      The median household income in the US is $50k. ...

      The median household income in the US is $50k. There simply aren't that many high income people with lousy credit.

      Besides, they'd be buying half the house they could otherwise afford. I just...
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      From Larry Crowne, one of his more obscure recent...

      From Larry Crowne, one of his more obscure recent movies:

      http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/bg/Hanks+scoots+around+XkJBD6bOBpXl.jpg
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      I have those same stories on just about every...

      I have those same stories on just about every airline. If you fly often enough, those things happen. It was midsummer peak travel time. Flights are oversold. It is really easy to get stranded if...
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      I still don't see how it works. I have a good...

      I still don't see how it works. I have a good credit rating and borrow money at 4%. My $250,000 starter home on a 5% down FHA loan costs me $15,000/year between small principal payment, interest,...
    6. The US becoming a 3rd world country is hyperbole...

      The US becoming a 3rd world country is hyperbole for the reality that we are no longer 50% of the world economy like we were in 1950. We're now roughly at parity with Europe and China. Right now,...
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      I rarely use the three New York airports so...

      I rarely use the three New York airports so Philadelphia is my worst east coast airport. Chicago OHare is another I avoid at all costs. I think Atlanta ranks just below all of those dead even with...
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      The real reason is that you love the smell of...

      The real reason is that you love the smell of that blue toilet water. :P
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      Circling back to my initial point that got us off...

      Circling back to my initial point that got us off on this tangent, I have no problem locating big employers outside of the city-proper. I just think they should be zoned to be clustered together so...
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      The three panes are the same size. Still not...

      The three panes are the same size. Still not cheap since it's Pella aluminum clad designer series stuff.
    11. Trip report from 12:30 today (Friday): large...

      Trip report from 12:30 today (Friday):

      large brown eggs are $0.99 per dozen

      The meat/fish/produce selection is really thin. Most of the rest of the store shelves had 90% of the items.

      I...
    12. ....and the correlation to Section 8 housing. :P

      ....and the correlation to Section 8 housing. :P
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      Southwest is only cheaper if you book 2+ weeks in...

      Southwest is only cheaper if you book 2+ weeks in advance. Their walkup fares tend to be higher than many other airlines.

      The "no assigned seats" thing is specifically in place to be able to...
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      At my house, I can hear the siren for the hourly...

      At my house, I can hear the siren for the hourly bridge opening and the occasional poorly muffled power boat. I can hear church bells from the three churches in my neighborhood though that's mostly...
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      ^^^ Err.... That house is really close to...

      ^^^

      Err.... That house is really close to Teterboro Airport. The airport is closed by 11pm at night but you will hear all those business jets 18 hours per day. There's usually a reason why...
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      <----- Hellman's-only in my house

      I occasionally buy either Cains or store brand mayo. I immediately regret it. I can really taste the difference and my taste buds expect whatever Hellmans...
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      bump

      bump
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      So drive in reverse. BMW. The ultimate...

      So drive in reverse.



      BMW. The ultimate skidding machine. Or put Thule bars on a Crown Vic and own the left lane.



      Watch out for the load cam knock after you hit a crub and 2 fents.
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      What place are you referring to? China?

      "Police crackdown" where I live means they've set up a speed trap or a DUI roadblock. I find the DUI roadblocks a bit annoying but the Supreme Court...
    20. Wegman's is a completely different market. ...

      Wegman's is a completely different market. Market Basket prices are 30% lower.

      Those interest rate numbers are way off. I don't see why Artie T would be paying junk bond interest levels on a...
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