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BlueGrits replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 3:26 PM

Re: Texas Taxes Part Deux and Sheer Ignorance

tele: Yeah...but prices on houses are probably 1/3rd of what they are in CT....

Not at all; I sold my home in CT for $275K and bought in TX for $215K. TX house was maybe another 700 sq ft larger.

and for the same size [more]

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BlueGrits replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 3:21 PM

Re: Texas Taxes Part Deux and Sheer Ignorance

Most of the state has the worst traffic jams in the country, and the forest fires, earthquakes, landslides/mudslides are legendary.

Whereas you can live in TX without water and the threat of fire as well as freacking induced [more]

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BlueGrits replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 11:10 AM

Re: Texas Taxes Part Deux and Sheer Ignorance

As a resident of Texas, I can tell you property taxes here are pretty high. In fact, when I moved back to TX from CT, the percentage was almost exactly the same. Right now, I pay about 2.5% in property taxes (that's after homestead exemption) and [more]

Wed Dec 17

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BlueGrits replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 11:13 AM

Re: Liberals Flunk National Security Test AGAIN

Some college/university officials think just like SP -- they would prefer not report, publish data on, or hold disciplinary hearings on campus crimes for fear of embarrassing their schools.

Their thinking is as specious as SP's.

As [more]

Tue Dec 16

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BlueGrits replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 11:53 PM

Re: Same event, different ending

TEXAS

* The Governor of Texas is jogging with his dog along a nature trail.
* A coyote jumps out and attacks his dog.
* The Governor shoots the coyote with his state-issued pistol and keeps jogging.
* The Governor has spent $.50 [more]

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BlueGrits posted to the Political Asylum board. 5:58 PM

Enjoy Oysters While You Can

Warming sea temps are prolonging and spreading a 100% fatal disease.

"...in one particularly brutal case, the University of Sydney's Richard Whittington told Bloomberg, wiping out 10 million oysters in just three days."

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BlueGrits replied to the Political Asylum board. 5:31 PM

Re: Man eating snack killed by cops.

GOG's undeserved snark aside, this is truly an unfortunate incident....

An office, responding to a call about a break-in, finds a man in a dimly lit garage. The man points an object at the officer and the officer fires.

Later, it is [more]

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BlueGrits replied to the Political Asylum board. 2:20 PM

Re: Poll: police brutality

None of the above.....

The progressive leftist solution to any real, perceived, or race-hustler-fabricated police brutality problem against black perpetrators of crime should be.......

to recognize they all exist and act [more]

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BlueGrits posted to the Political Asylum board. 1:07 PM

2 sons, each with opposing PACs

What happens when two sons, each from opposing PACs, appear on a call-in talk show and their mother is on the line.

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BlueGrits posted to the Atheist Fools board. 1:02 PM

Pastor Getting Death Threats

"The Reverend Jackie Carter, of Kansas' First Metropolitan Community Church is beefing up security these days. Not just because "metropolitan" and "community" are the two most hated words in right-wing Kansas. And not because [more]

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BlueGrits replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:41 AM

Re: OT- Another "By the Numbers"

notehound, I think you're being irrational. B^)

Here's the mnemonic I used to keep the value in mind when larger values of pi were called for:

"Sir, I bear a rhyme excelling
In mystic force, and magic spelling
Celestial [more]

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BlueGrits replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 2:17 AM

Re: blood pressure

In terms of BP, never had a problem from the time I was truly "Barney Fife skinny" in high school until today. In that regard, I've been exceptionally lucky.

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BlueGrits replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 2:12 AM

Re: to retire or not to retire, that is the ques

Well, I'm 60 and plan on adjunct teaching as long as they'll hire me. Why? It's intellectually stimulating and fun.

This semester, two students who took my course pass/fail and I found out that I could change both the "P" grades [more]

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BlueGrits replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 1:50 AM

Re: Feeling old...

I didn't do machine language, but did lots of punch cards -- even to the point where, if we were running out, I could rummage through the trashed ones and find one which'd work for me.

How are old programmers buried?
Face down and nine [more]

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BlueGrits replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 12:58 AM

Re: France one liners

Yet without the French, this country wouldn't have won the Revolutionary War. Ironic, isn't it?

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BlueGrits replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:47 AM

Re: Dinner sized turtles?

As kids, we had standing orders at my uncle's place that any turtle bigger than a dinner plate was to be brought back to be eaten. My uncle would cut off the head, flip the turtle on its back, crack open the lower shell, and slaughter [more]

Mon Dec 15

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BlueGrits replied to the Political Asylum board. 10:06 PM

Re: SWATs Happening

Further in the article...

"SWAT's influence reaches well beyond that. Take the increasing adoption of battle-dress uniforms (BDUs) for patrol officers. These militaristic, often black, jumpsuits, Bickel fears, make them less [more]

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BlueGrits replied to the Political Asylum board. 10:00 PM

Re: Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy

It's a shame that's what it took -- a damn shame.

Speaks so poorly of our system of government.

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BlueGrits posted to the Political Asylum board. 9:58 PM

SWATs Happening

"While SWAT isn't the only indicator that the militarization of American policing is increasing, it is the most recognizable. The proliferation of SWAT teams across the country and their paramilitary tactics have spread a violent form of [more]

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BlueGrits posted to the Political Asylum board. 7:03 PM

Repubs: Big Gov't Trumps Local Interests

While claiming to be the foe of "big government", Republicans were quick to use the power of the state when a city voted to protect itself from the problems associated with fracking.

"Residents of Denton made it clear, by a [more]

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