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C.J. Voelkel

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voelkels replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 7:23 AM

Re: Seized lawnmower engine

What would you do next?

Drag it to the local “Lawn & Small Engine” repair shop and have them look at it. Depending upon the age of the mower, etc. they could :
A. Fix the engine.
B. Replace the engine.
or
C. Junk [more]

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voelkels replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 7:04 AM

Re: Extravagant School Field Trips

“And enormous sums have gone into building this white elephant. I see totals of at least $100 million before the initial construction was completed. That comes mainly from begging wealthy people and institutions, which means they aren't donating [more]

Sun May 21

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voelkels replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 8:27 AM

Re: They're actually considering this

The important difference with medical care is that very often doing without is not an option and urgent need means you can't shop around. . . .
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. . . In Japan EVERY MEDICAL PROCEDURE has a mandated price which is a fraction of
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voelkels replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 7:25 AM

Re: One Insult Too Many.

I believe that Donald Trump proved himself to be an idiot just begging to be impeached when he added insult to injury the day after he fired FBI Director James Comey.

IMHO, Trump sealed his fate when he insulted Comey behind his back,
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Sat May 20

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voelkels replied to the Gardening and Landscaping board. 4:55 PM

Re: Mulch burn

I have been running extra cycles on the watering system which seems to have helped (although a moisture meter told me that the ground was plenty moist), and the sun has backed off a little, so ... we'll see what the final damages [more]

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voelkels replied to the Conservative Fools board. 6:40 AM

Re: Confederate Monuments

The last of the four Confederate monuments in N’Orleans are down (See; http://www.wwl.com/articles/ap-news/new-orleans-confederate-...). [more]

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voelkels replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 5:30 AM

Re: Scientific Study: Journalist Bunch of Drunks

"Less than 5% of journalists drink enough — or any — water while 41% drank more than 18 alcoholic drinks per week"

Several people have said they believe alcohol purifies the water.
Admittedly, they said this in a decidedly
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Fri May 19

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voelkels posted to the Guns for Sport & Protection board. 2:05 PM

I’m Wondering . . .

. . . if the Feds will investigate this shooting by the police (See; http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2017/05/jonathan_victor_...) since the person shot [more]

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voelkels replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 4:57 AM

Re: Mulch burn

I have a soil tester which shows the pH at around 6.5, with adequate moisture. I'm thinking of getting the soil test kits which will also show me nitrogen, potassium, etc. just to be sure.

Goofy, them soil test kits which supposed [more]

Wed May 17

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voelkels replied to the Guns for Sport & Protection board. 8:30 AM

Re: Dem double standard on guns hurts poor

"By the covenant rules, it is illegal to discharge a firearm here in the subdivision on your own property."

Does that bother you as a gun owner?

There are times that it is “inconvenient” but, like any rule, there [more]

Mon May 15

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

Is My Time Up?

A 45 year old woman had a heart attack and was taken to the hospital. While on the operating table she had a near death experience.

Seeing God she asked "Is my time up?"

God said, "No, you have another 43 years, 2 [more]

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voelkels posted to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 11:39 AM

Sniffer

A man had just settled into his seat next to the window on the plane when another man sat down in the aisle seat and put his black Labrador Retriever in the middle seat next to the man.


The first man looked very quizzically at the dog [more]

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voelkels replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 11:27 AM

Re: Minimum wage foolishness

Working class eateries shut down in favor of restaurants and bars for the college class.

If anyplace can afford a $15/hour minimum wage, it's Seattle in the middle of this boom.

It probably has the additional benefit of
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voelkels replied to the Guns for Sport & Protection board. 8:49 AM

Re: Dem double standard on guns hurts poor

I'm not doubting you but I see all these stories/videos of guys carrying their rifles into WalMart and the local pizzeria, and hear about towns in Texas where every resident owns a gun.

You may see stories & videos of guys [more]

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voelkels replied to the Guns for Sport & Protection board. 7:34 AM

Re: What?

See; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dardick_tround.
;-)

C.J.V. - google is your friend, yes

Sat May 13

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voelkels replied to the Guns for Sport & Protection board. 12:19 PM

Re: Dem double standard on guns hurts poor

How did Texas, one of the most gun friendly places in the entire US, end up with one of the highest concealed permit fees in the country?

Axe-u-lee, when I lived in Texas 40 or 35 years ago, I didn’t fine it too gun friendly, no. [more]

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voelkels posted to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 12:09 PM

Should I Really Have Joined Facebook?

When I bought my Blackberry, I thought about the 30-year business I ran with 1800 employees, all without a cell phone that plays music, takes videos, pictures and communicates with Facebook and Twitter.

I signed up, under duress, for Twitter [more]

Wed May 10

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voelkels replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 8:02 AM

Re: Life expectancy

In the "Falling" thread, there was a reference to life expectancy and its correlation with voting patterns. The link no longer works, so I looked separately for life expectancy by county, and found this nice visualization.

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Thu May 4

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voelkels replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 8:53 AM

Re: Three Buck Chuck

You get what you pay for. Two (or three) buck Chuck is awful, at any price, IMHO.

Recently Trader Joe’s opened a store in Metairie, LA outside of N’Orleans, about 50 miles from the house. I drive over to the south shore of “The Lake” [more]

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