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      ESPN, that totally impartial source of NFL...

      ESPN, that totally impartial source of NFL information, is saying:


      Maybe it's just because I'm a Patriots fan but I don't see how the outcome can be anything but totally throwing out the...
    2. The audio in the Limited trim level is better. ...

      The audio in the Limited trim level is better. Not up to luxury car standards but I have no particular urge to upgrade it. On the base trim, I've read that you can swap in new speakers and see a...
    3. Starlink is the Hitachi/Clarion proprietary...

      Starlink is the Hitachi/Clarion proprietary technology. A soon-to-be abandoned hunk of software that will be replaced by Google and Apple.

      I have a 6-cylinder Outback. I thought the 4 felt...
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      Err... What? 4.7% unemployment. 59% labor force...

      Err... What? 4.7% unemployment. 59% labor force participation rate is near their 50 year high. I hate to score points for vwtool in the bave vs tool debate but Germany is the king of high...
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      When did I ever write that the south is a 3rd...

      When did I ever write that the south is a 3rd world country? Well, Mississippi, maybe. :) I always write that the south is anti-union and has much lower costs than the north or California/Pac-NW....
    6. Thread: Bath remodel.

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      If it were me, I'd cut out enough of the slab in...

      If it were me, I'd cut out enough of the slab in the bathroom to know for sure the plumbing is OK before doing anything else. The horror story would be to re-do the bath and then have to rip it all...
    7. A diesel 4x4 Sprinter van conversion starting...

      A diesel 4x4 Sprinter van conversion starting with the 170" wheelbase extended high roof model would do the trick for a "tour North America" retiree vehicle.
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      Meh. Fairhaven. Carbon monoxide suicide of...

      Meh. Fairhaven. Carbon monoxide suicide of mega-emo loser dude. Who cares? She should get a community service medal, not jail time.

      My first thought when I saw the photos... She's 18 now...
    9. Huh. I was within 30 miles of it last February...

      Huh. I was within 30 miles of it last February driving on I-78/I-81 between Allentown and Harrisburg. If I ever do that drive again, I'll try to do the I-81 route via Scranton and drive through...
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      My Social Security check projects to be $41,664. ...

      My Social Security check projects to be $41,664. Would I rather have that tax-free or pay tax on 85% in the 25% bracket?

      Assume $30K in 401(k) mandatory distributions.

      My Federal income...
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      Go to page 29 of the 1040 instructions. Social...

      Go to page 29 of the 1040 instructions. Social Security Benefits Worksheet
      http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i1040gi.pdf

      Plug in the numbers you think you'll have for a Social Security check and a...
    12. Huh? It has nothing to do with unsecured WiFi. ...

      Huh? It has nothing to do with unsecured WiFi. With unsecured WiFi, a neighbor might be able to hack into devices on your home network but that's unlikely as hell.
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      In his defense, I do speak in a condescending and...

      In his defense, I do speak in a condescending and patronizing manner to vwtool.

      I used to be a card-carrying libertarian. I had exactly the twvvw viewpoint. I still have that opinion about...
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      The median household income worldwide is about...

      The median household income worldwide is about $10,000. You won't find one person in Ferguson that poor. GMAFB
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      Do the math. You could pay the CEO zero,...

      Do the math. You could pay the CEO zero, distribute 100% of his pay to the rank & file, and you'd barely make a blip in their compensation. It makes some great rhetoric but the reality is that the...
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      Err... Beyond Thunderdome is a post-apocalypse...

      Err... Beyond Thunderdome is a post-apocalypse movie. It has essentially no economy. Like usual, you make zero sense.

      Like most liberals, I firmly believe that the masses are completely...
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      Back in court Monday Aug 31. There won't be a...

      Back in court Monday Aug 31. There won't be a settlement since Brady won't ever accept the "more likely than not" nonsense in that Welles report. The judge has asked the NFL for any evidence Brady...
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      Miami is going to be in the playoff mix. The...

      Miami is going to be in the playoff mix. The Jets still suck. Buffalo has a great defense but will struggle scoring points. Hard to predict the Patriots. The might be so pissed off that they go...
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      :rolleyes: Like ESPN has ever gotten...

      :rolleyes:

      Like ESPN has ever gotten deflategate right. There is still no retraction for Chris Mortensen’s story erroneous story about 11 of the 12 Pats footballs from the AFC championship being...
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      As a self-admitted elitist and classist, I don't...

      As a self-admitted elitist and classist, I don't think there is a solution for this. Global competition and automation have made the bottom half of the US population irrelevant. There is an...
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