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Thu Jul 19

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JamesBrown posted to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 11:25 AM

First Date Conversation

Him: So, what do you do?

Her: I'm working to eliminate all Cancers.

Him: Wow! That's impressive.

Her: Then I'll move on to Virgos.

Him: ...

Wed Jul 18

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JamesBrown replied to the Retirement Investing board. 3:50 PM

Re: Financial Planner Won't Buy a Home

But many, most people consider their home to be their biggest investment, despite the poor returns outside of a few urban markets.

I wonder if, for many people, their home just turns out to be their biggest investment, largely [more]

Tue Jul 17

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JamesBrown replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 1:46 PM

Re: Ailing A/C Unit

1pg: The extra coolant should help. If your system was low, it's not going to cool well.

I get the feeling that it was intended as a tweak, more than anything else, in lieu of finding anything else seriously wrong. The cost was [more]

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JamesBrown replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 10:36 AM

Re: Ailing A/C Unit

I'm having issues with my A/C unit, and I'm looking for thoughts. First, the history.

Time for an update.

After a couple of weeks, nothing has changed. Set the A/C for 74 degrees. The system turns on around 10 AM, [more]

Mon Jul 2

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JamesBrown posted to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 4:54 PM

Ailing A/C Unit

I'm having issues with my A/C unit, and I'm looking for thoughts. First, the history.

In 2003 I bought a new house and the Builder installed their standard A/C unit which worked fine for 12 years. In 2015 (year 13) my wife and I [more]

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JamesBrown posted to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 7:30 AM

Update (July 2018)


Loan Jul 2018 Jun 2018
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Student Loan (6.41%) $15,045 $15,209



In addition, I deposited $33 into my Loan Payoff Fund.

Also, my mortgage balance [more]

Fri Jun 29

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JamesBrown posted to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 11:42 AM

I showed her

I developed a skin rash that itched like crazy. My wife said that I was imagining things and that it would go away on its own.

I went to the doctor anyway, despite her eye rolls, and he prescribed a gloating ointment.

Now I [more]

Wed Jun 27

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JamesBrown posted to the Space Exploration & Terraforming board. 9:26 PM

Space Probe on Asteroid Sample Return

https://www.yahoo.com/news/japan-space-explorer-arrives-aste...

'A Japanese space probe arrived at an asteroid Wednesday after [more]

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JamesBrown replied to the Atheist Fools board. 8:57 AM

Re: Tax on churches

Little chance that this holds up, but what a thing: churches paying taxes! And passed by Republicans, no less.

Was this one of those hand-written scrawls written in the margins of the tax bill that no one could actually read?

Sun Jun 24

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JamesBrown posted to the Architecture board. 4:08 PM

Traditional Urbanism

Interesting twitter deck on traditional urbanism:

https://twitter.com/wrathofgnon/status/883181352933236736

"Traditional urbanism has short blocks. No [more]

Sat Jun 23

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JamesBrown replied to the Television Banter board. 9:34 PM

Re: Hallmark channel is nuts...

rharmelink wonders: Wonder what their advertising guys are smoking?

The $100 bills that they are making off of low-budget, by-the-numbers high-rated shows.

James "Husband of a devoted Hallmark Channel [more]

Fri Jun 22

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JamesBrown made a pick in CAPS. 10:36 AM

W. P. Carey (WPC) will Outperform the S&P 500

Tue Jun 19

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JamesBrown posted to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 10:02 AM

Magic 8-Ball

If you drink the purple fluid inside a Magic 8-Ball, you can see the future.

It's true. I had a buddy once who cracked one open, guzzled down the purple stuff, then said, "Oh man, I'm gonna die."

And sure enough...

Fri Jun 15

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JamesBrown posted to the Television Banter board. 8:54 PM

Series of Unfortunate Events, S2

Netflix has the second season of A Series of Unfortunate Events, based on the popular children's series authored by Lemony Snickett.

More of the same with this one, with Neil Patrick Harris deliciously chewing the scenery, inhabiting a [more]

Thu Jun 14

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JamesBrown replied to the Television Banter board. 1:43 PM

Re: Best Series' Finales

1971simon: We just finished Season 3 of The Wire. I liked this ending too. A great double betrayal. I was actually going to post about this, wondering if I should bother with Season 4 and 5 as these "tacked on" seasons usually suck in [more]

Sun Jun 10

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JamesBrown replied to the Television Banter board. 3:26 AM

Re: Best Series' Finales

I agree about the end of "The Middle". Something got into my eyes--repeatedly--during that one.

Thu Jun 7

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JamesBrown replied to the Retirement Investing board. 10:05 AM

Re: 10 early retirement surprises

You can explain what you need to do to retire early on one 8-1/2 x 11 sheet.

1) Minimize living expenses. (LBYM)


I figured something out recently, and had one of those gobsmacked moments:

Every $25 I can cut from my [more]

Tue Jun 5

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JamesBrown replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:08 PM

Re: Stat to watch

There where many, quite famously, predicting a recession in 2008.

Isn't there someone always predicting a coming recession? Eventually, they're right, which gives them the cred they need to cash in on their next prediction.

Caps Pick

JamesBrown made a pick in CAPS. 3:59 PM

Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR) will Outperform the S&P 500
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JamesBrown replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:15 PM

Re: SCOTUS - Gay Marriage Wedding Cake

I wish a Christian would explain to me why assisting two gay people to get married (by baking them a cake) is a violation of their religious principles.

I understand why they think that engaging in homosexual acts is sinful behavior. I [more]

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