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karenlj replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 7:01 PM

Re: Dead Spot Cure

Why not use your phone to find a spot upstairs (preferably in your bedroom) where you get a nice strong wifi signal, that is also close to a power outlet, and then put an inexpensive range extender there?

I could do that--I hadn't [more]

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karenlj posted to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 6:08 PM

Dead Spot Cure

Problem: My bedside table upstairs is a dead spot--this is where I keep my cellphone overnight and sometimes try to read my email.

Setup:
--My Xfinity cable modem is downstairs in the same room as my TV.
--My desktop is in a room [more]

Fri Jul 31

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karenlj replied to the Retired Fools board. 2:42 PM

Re: Medigap Insurance Worth It?

I do fret that a major sickness might not get the best care from an HMO. Anyone have a thought about this?

I think your care would probably be fine--it depends on the doctors in the HMO. If that corporation is well thought of and you [more]

Thu Jul 30

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karenlj replied to the Retired Fools board. 1:42 PM

Re: Medigap Insurance Worth It?

However, I recently had hip surgery and looked over the statements showing what Medicare paid the surgeon, doctors, hospital, etc. vs how much United paid after Medicare. It looks to me as if United pays MUCH less than my premiums come [more]

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karenlj replied to the Retired Fools board. 1:38 PM

Re: Medigap Insurance Worth It?

You still can get shafted though.I had to get a tube of Solaraze gel to use on my pre-cancerous Actinic Keratosis skin spots.
Insurance considers it a Tier 5 drug & wouldn't pay a penny.The drug goes for $1,500 a tube.


That's [more]

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karenlj replied to the Atheist Fools board. 6:01 PM

Re: Plastic Roads?

I also like the concept of solar roads--also mentioned in this article.

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karenlj replied to the Retirement Investing board. 5:39 PM

Re: Yet another File & Suspend Q.

Yes you can file and suspend, however, if you do so before her full retirement age there may be a permanent impact on her separate SS benefits.

We are in the middle of reviewing this with our marriage, and since we both have about the
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Tue Jul 21

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karenlj replied to the Retirement Investing board. 2:48 PM

Re: Yet another File & Suspend Q.

Yes, you can file and suspend tomorrow and your wife can apply for spousal benefits now. The criteria:

--The individual claiming spousal benefits [your wife] must be age 62 or older.
--His or her spouse [you] must be eligible to receive [more]

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karenlj replied to the Retirement Investing board. 8:59 AM

Re: Umbrella Insurance

Wow, jc, could you be any less polite to MEK? Believe it or not, there are ways to disagree with someone without being rude. You may have some good counter-points sprinkled about in your post, but they're hard to see amongst all the [more]

Mon Jul 20

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karenlj replied to the Political Asylum board. 5:29 PM

Re: Planned Parenthood selling fetal body parts

yes, it is legal. But why does PP care about the "demand" for such body parts, if it is just covering its costs?

Why would PP break the law by altering procedures to preserve body parts for "donation"?

These
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karenlj replied to the Pet Lovers board. 3:09 PM

Re: pellie mourning........

What about giving him a kitten?

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karenlj replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:09 PM

Re: Another CA Highway outage

Sigh. I hate being old and senile. And stupid. And ugly.

CMC


This is the internet. You're young and gorgeous. And brilliant.

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

Re: How far will your dollars stretch?

What state doesn't have disasters?
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We don't get much in the way of natural disasters in the DC area. Hurricanes don't hit us too hard, tornadoes are rare and typically weak ones, the earthquake a couple
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karenlj replied to the Pet Lovers board. 12:01 PM

Re: Frontline substitute

Not sure name of new stuff, but wanted to point out that frontline is NOT what it used to be.


Paradyne ® (selamectin) is the current at my vet's.

Thanks for the info on Frontline. I wondered why they switched.

Sun Jul 19

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karenlj replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 7:35 PM

Re: Need a DIY tip re: decks

In dry weather, roughly how long should one allow for the deck to dry completely?

Fri Jul 17

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karenlj replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 10:59 AM

Re: What I spent/saved today

And thank you, Windowseat, for the links to TamarianG's series. I think I missed that the first time, but I read every one of them and they were both inspiring and enjoyable.

The Tamarian series is so brilliant--why isn't it the FAQ [more]

Thu Jul 16

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karenlj replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:14 AM

Re: Fresh Veggies and Fruit

Fresh, hand-cranked peach ice cream because mom stopped at a roadside stand to buy freestone peaches. My brothers and I cranked until the ice cream was too thick for us, then my dad took over to finish. My grandmother, aunt, cousin, parents, [more]

Wed Jul 15

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karenlj replied to the Retire Early Liberal Edition board. 1:24 PM

Re: Jade Helm Launched Today!

Meanwhile, this reporter will continue to broadcast as events warrant.


Please do. Our local newspaper, the Houston Chronicle, is not covering this in any depth (Go figure!). It's summer in Texas and I could use the [more]

Tue Jul 14

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karenlj replied to the Atheist Fools board. 9:34 AM

Re: Police at a DUI stop

FYI.

What are my rights at various “checkpoints”?

Four types of checkpoints:
- DUI Checkpoints
- US Border Checkpoints & Checkpoints Near the Border
- Drug Checkpoints (it’s a trap!)
- TSA [more]

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