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Thu Jul 2

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jjaym replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 7:53 PM

Re: slow kitchen drains

But what if it's the 15 ft pipe or the 90 degree elbow that is the problem? Would the clean out being before that really help?

That would all be downstream from the cleanout and easy to snake from the cleanout.

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jjaym replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 1:25 PM

Re: slow kitchen drains

In general, I prefer a mechanical solution to a chemical one for plumbing issues. For one thing, if the chemicals don't work, then you've got nasty stuff to deal with. I think adding a cleanout close to the kitchen drains in the basement is the way [more]

Wed Jul 1

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jjaym posted to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 10:48 AM

slow kitchen drains

I've been fortunate that we haven't had many plumbing problems and those we have had have been minor and usually easily corrected.

However, the kitchen drains have been slow as of late. In fact, it is slow enough that when I finish doing [more]

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jjaym posted to the Falling Knives board. 8:52 AM

VALU

There are several falling knives about now, but just notices this old holding of mine, down 30-40% over the last month or so. It's getting interesting to me again, but have not moved to buy just yet. I don't see any company-specific news to explain [more]

Tue Jun 30

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jjaym replied to the Your Favorite Stocks board. 4:42 PM

Re: Stocks for 2015

Quick mid-year update: equally weighted portfolio would have returned 4.38% including dividends compared to 1.12% for SPY. The two oil stocks and MAT are holding me back a bit, but most everything else is doing at least okay. GSK has made a round [more]

Mon Jun 29

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jjaym replied to the Conservative Fools board. 12:27 PM

Re: Should we give up on the court?

5 of the current 9 Supreme Court Justices were appointed by Republican Presidents, including the current Chief Justice. Going back further, between 1969 and 1991, 10 consecutive justices were appointed by Republican Presidents. If the Supreme Court [more]

Fri Jun 26

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jjaym replied to the Political Asylum board. 7:09 PM

Re: Republicans on the wrong side of history

This thread is too long already, but here's a couple more links that reference percentages of percentages.

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Wed Jun 24

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jjaym replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 12:05 PM

Re: Poll: Did you eat beans today?!

when I answered the poll yesterday, it was "no". But today for lunch, I cooked up some brown rice, sauteed garlic scapes, green onions, a little jalapeno & swiss chard. Added some cannelini beans, vinegar, honey and seasonings and mixed [more]

Tue Jun 23

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jjaym replied to the Value Hounds board. 5:09 PM

Re: Poll: Open spot in portfolio

Thought I'd revisit this thread. Today I purchased some STX at the open, apparently too soon, as it went down from there. Since posting this about a year ago, I've purchased 3 of these: COP, WFC & now STX. I have a small gain in WFC, but still [more]

Sat Jun 6

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jjaym replied to the Retirement Investing board. 6:02 AM

Re: So what do I calculate 4% of?

90% of computer companies vanished. Ever hear of Digital Electronic Computers?(DEC) Were as high priced as IBM....oh, right...IBM melted down too. DEC went to zero I think....

DEC was purchased by Compaq, which was itself purchased by [more]

Fri Jun 5

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jjaym replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 6:58 PM

Re: What did you eat today?

Thursday was our first CSA delivery of the season, so lots of salads and veggies from here on out. We had 3 bags of lettuce and another of spinach this time.

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jjaym replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 6:55 PM

Re: What did you eat today?

Breakfast: Raisin Bran w/ Walnuts, coffee
Lunch: Leftover Ham-Lentil Soup, Couple of bites of cheese, Coke Zero
Dinner: Large Chef Salad and 7-grain bread, Blush Wine
Dessert: 2/3 of a Brusters Waffle Cone w/ Coffee Oreo Ice Cream

Wed Jun 3

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jjaym replied to the Value Hounds board. 7:35 AM

Re: GME

More Gamestop news. Purchasing Geeknet (ThinkGeek)

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/geeknet-ends-deal-hot-topic-14...

Tue Jun 2

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jjaym replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 12:09 PM

Re: Homeowner 3, Vibrants 0

I found a 1967 reference to "Vibrants":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TpF4z0a8FA

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jjaym replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 8:58 AM

Re: Homeowner 3, Vibrants 0

The only people talking about Vibrants on fool message boards are here on the campfire board:

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jjaym replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 6:25 AM

Re: Homeowner 3, Vibrants 0

The only place this "middle-class liberal" has heard this use of Vibrant is here by a few conservative posters. I originally thought it was being confused with Vagrant.

Fri May 29

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jjaym posted to the Value Hounds board. 8:22 AM

GME

Gamestop had a better than expected quarter. Short interest around 42%. Looks to be opening up around 6-7% today. Perhaps not a good time to buy, but valuation looks at least reasonable. Shorts may be experiencing some pain here.

Mon May 18

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jjaym replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 8:01 AM

Re: How many different positions do you have?

All of our investments are in a 401(k), Traditional IRA and Roth IRA accounts. My wife is looking at retirement in 5-10 years. I'm already there, but not drawing from retirement accounts yet.


The 401(k) is split more or less equally [more]

Thu May 14

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jjaym replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 3:15 PM

Re: BRK and preventing train crashes

PTS/PTC has been around, at least conceptually, since 1996 when I was working on a proof-of-concept system for Union Pacific (and in conjunction with BNSF) and probably several years longer than that. Not quite sure why it is taking so long to [more]

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