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    The big differences between then and now, towns...

    The big differences between then and now, towns became Ghost Towns because there were new Mother Lodes to move to. I don't think this is any longer the case. Entitlements and entitlement servicing...
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    If you have a brain you are a terrorist.

    If you have a brain you are a terrorist.
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    Those of us in Northern climes think it looks...

    Those of us in Northern climes think it looks like Fred Flinstone's neighborhood. My kids flipped the first time they saw palm trees in person.

    Awesome picture with a cute boy and whackybirds.
  4. You're fine Crash. I'm just trying to have...

    You're fine Crash. I'm just trying to have conversation and asked a less personal question, what's on TV? 98% of the folks on the internet can answer it. Now some people are openly hostile or...
  5. Curious, are you folks intentionally hostile to...

    Curious, are you folks intentionally hostile to me or just obtuse?
  6. Well Rick, I have a pretty good idea what the...

    Well Rick, I have a pretty good idea what the survivors of Japan were hit with and what they're still being exposed to. I don't have TV. Are there any news stories being run in this country on the...
  7. I believe that to be the absolute truth. I try...

    I believe that to be the absolute truth. I try to teach others to plan ahead and don't wait until they see it on CNN.
  8. The Japanese culture is different than ours, to...

    The Japanese culture is different than ours, to them it is not rude to crowd forward to get as many sardines packed onto public transportation as possible. Here in the American West, the cultural...
  9. Um, "Heroes" is my word, it's their role in life....

    Um, "Heroes" is my word, it's their role in life. They're very humble people.



    Which is why I go directly to the original sources, data collectors, scientists and Boots on the Ground people...
  10. Baaaa. Moo. The Prussian model of education...

    Baaaa. Moo.

    The Prussian model of education teaches us standing in line with other sheep is most desirable. Lie up at the classroom door, lunch line, line up for the bus.....

    As a teenager...
  11. Personal conversations with members of the...

    Personal conversations with members of the Pacific Fleet. When I want information I go to the source.
  12. I'm not disagreeing with our military's choice to...

    I'm not disagreeing with our military's choice to not allow rescue efforts. Our young men and women in the service wanted to get in and be heros, and were very frustrated. It took awhile for them...
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    Cooking an egg on a stick.

    Cooking an egg on a stick.
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    Aunt Crabby is a girl. That's in my introduction.

    Aunt Crabby is a girl. That's in my introduction.
  15. In Japan, DoD did not allow American personnel...

    In Japan, DoD did not allow American personnel within 50 miles of Fukushima, nor to help with rescue efforts. All ships that were permanently based in Japan are rotated out and spend more time East...
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    Having been a tutor for these different learners,...

    Having been a tutor for these different learners, aka disposable kids, ROTTW, I would say they stick around here long enough to pick up a trick or two that may or may not work then split for the...
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    I have a kid with red hair and everything that...

    I have a kid with red hair and everything that goes with it. She is strong willed and contrary. In her thinking, Threadkiller wins!

    We can "discuss" things and kinda have it worked out. If I...
  18. Chocolate is food. Anyone who's been anywhere...

    Chocolate is food. Anyone who's been anywhere with females knows this. If you don't have chocolate you better have a large supply of Midol for yourself 'cause you're gonna have female problems.
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    See, I don't believe this kind of judgementalism...

    See, I don't believe this kind of judgementalism and belittlement serves anyone, and doesn't serve the intended spirit of the forum. These boys are simply different learners and it causes a high...
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    It's not like we're picking these young men up...

    It's not like we're picking these young men up from their doorsteps and drop them in the middle of Bob Marshall with a can of sardines when the grizzlies are waking up. Or in the middle of Siberia...
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    Hahaha! We had a border collie that love middle...

    Hahaha! We had a border collie that love middle DD's LEFT shoes. DD thought she would outsmart the dog and bought several pair of the same cheap shoes. "AARRRRGGHHH!!!!!!"
    Even the Evil Genius...
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    Egg in a paper bag, huh? I've never heard of...

    Egg in a paper bag, huh? I've never heard of that. I can usually wrangle a challenge of egg on a stick.
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    Yes, I've read through the abundant posts. Yes,...

    Yes, I've read through the abundant posts. Yes, I've seen the holes in their plans, Yes, I've seen arrogance and that arrogance is exactly WHY they need to confront themselves. I've met many of...
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    I didn't kick grizzly cubs. The daddy to my...

    I didn't kick grizzly cubs. The daddy to my older children did. He was 52 years old at the time. Now I don't know what YOU would do (besides not go into the wilderness because it's too scarey and...
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    Camping is when you take a bunch of crap you...

    Camping is when you take a bunch of crap you don't need.
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