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Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 January 2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By UrbanLegends101
Here is a link to the letter: ...

Here is a link to the letter:

https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/17/politics/trump-pelosi-letter/index.html
Forum: Rantidote 14 January 2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 33,689
Posted By UrbanLegends101
I have one. My townhouse in northern...

I have one.

My townhouse in northern Virginia is in an HOA area and when I was living there, a neighbor was cutting through my yard, using the yard as a shortcut to the main road. I asked the...
Forum: SLC 11 January 2019, 02:37 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 9,243
Posted By UrbanLegends101
I have a rental property in Virginia and I get...

I have a rental property in Virginia and I get several offers from people wanting to buy the property. I know they are pulling the owner information from the county tax records, for they are mailing...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 07 January 2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,931
Posted By UrbanLegends101
One aspect of checking Federal employee's party...

One aspect of checking Federal employee's party of choice for donations is the possibility of overt or subtle actions against the employee.

I have no problem with perhaps the aggregate information...
Forum: SLC 29 December 2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 506
Views: 49,239
Posted By UrbanLegends101
Saw a right hand drive Saturn station wagon, a...

Saw a right hand drive Saturn station wagon, a few minutes ago.
Forum: SLC 22 December 2018, 04:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,814
Posted By UrbanLegends101
Without knowing a lot more about the exact...

Without knowing a lot more about the exact details and please don't misunderstand, I am not asking for any additional information, but I would think I'd take the inheritance and bank it, invest it,...
Forum: Social Studies 17 December 2018, 02:16 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,730
Posted By UrbanLegends101
Keep in mind, at least on the US Federal...

Keep in mind, at least on the US Federal government civilian employee side, we have two types of leave to be discussed here - annual leave and sick leave. There are a few other types which broaden...
Forum: Social Studies 15 December 2018, 02:20 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,730
Posted By UrbanLegends101
I guess I can understand why it might be a bit...

I guess I can understand why it might be a bit hard to understand, but I understand CSRS (Civil Service Retirement System) employees have been getting full credit for their sick leave in computing...
Forum: Social Studies 14 December 2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,730
Posted By UrbanLegends101
UEL's explanation is interesting, but I think...

UEL's explanation is interesting, but I think that is the kind of abuse that was eliminated in the US Federal government. Okay, abuse might be a bad term, but normally for long term sick leave use,...
Forum: Social Studies 14 December 2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,730
Posted By UrbanLegends101
I think it gives the employee the ability to...

I think it gives the employee the ability to balance the use of sick leave for legit purposes and not think of unused sick leave as wasted.

My understanding of the banking of sick leave toward...
Forum: Social Studies 13 December 2018, 03:52 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,730
Posted By UrbanLegends101
Over on the US Federal side, unused sick leave...

Over on the US Federal side, unused sick leave adds to the work service credit for retirement annuity calculations. It wasn't unusual for a Federal civilian employee to retire with a year or more of...
Forum: Rantidote 01 December 2018, 02:55 AM
Replies: 510
Views: 33,689
Posted By UrbanLegends101
Is the thermostat for the new heater set at about...

Is the thermostat for the new heater set at about the same temperature as the old one?
Forum: Social Studies 27 October 2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,255
Posted By UrbanLegends101
Okay, thinking about it, accent on Ro and a...

Okay, thinking about it, accent on Ro and a secondary accent on the tus.

I don't have the "t" on the "bi" as you do.

So, three ways to pronounce it?
Forum: Social Studies 25 October 2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,255
Posted By UrbanLegends101
On the subject of regionalisms, the brand name...

On the subject of regionalisms, the brand name Robitussin.

I normally pronounce it "row-bi-tus-sin" with the accent on the tus.

In the Philippines, the more common pronunciation was...
Forum: SLC 11 October 2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 817
Views: 106,923
Posted By UrbanLegends101
It ran away when I tried to take its photo. I...

It ran away when I tried to take its photo. I don't think it left a pamphlet on the door, so maybe it was representing the crabby welcome wagon?
Forum: Rantidote 11 October 2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 33,689
Posted By UrbanLegends101
Similarly, as broadcast transmitters have become...

Similarly, as broadcast transmitters have become far more energy efficient, some broadcasters which had been using waste heat from the transmitters to keep the rooms warm in winter are now finding...
Forum: SLC 11 October 2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 817
Views: 106,923
Posted By UrbanLegends101
I heard a tapping noise on the metal door of my...

I heard a tapping noise on the metal door of my TDY quarters and I looked out, no one there and then I noticed a crab on the walkway.
Forum: Rantidote 05 October 2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 33,689
Posted By UrbanLegends101
That wasn't in my six words in Japanese that I...

That wasn't in my six words in Japanese that I knew, so I had to translate it. The first attempt, just a copy and paste, gave me the same in English, then it had an option, which translated, well, I...
Forum: Rantidote 20 September 2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 879
Views: 110,457
Posted By UrbanLegends101
The Deltona package arrived on the 19th.

The Deltona package arrived on the 19th.
Forum: Rantidote 17 September 2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 879
Views: 110,457
Posted By UrbanLegends101
I mailed two USPS medium flat rate packages from...

I mailed two USPS medium flat rate packages from the Fleming Island, FL, USPS, this morning and just noticed an interesting expected delivery date print on the receipt.

I mailed two identical...
Forum: SLC 14 September 2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 50,805
Posted By UrbanLegends101
Richard, sorry I did not give you the formal...

Richard, sorry I did not give you the formal attribution credit for this, but I did have to share with my brothers and married children.
Forum: SLC 22 August 2018, 12:20 AM
Replies: 817
Views: 106,923
Posted By UrbanLegends101
Odd for us, but I gather fairly common on Big...

Odd for us, but I gather fairly common on Big Pine Key and No Name Key, we saw four key deer today on our trek to the National Key Deer Refuge in the Florida Keys.
Forum: Police Blotter 22 August 2018, 12:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,187
Posted By UrbanLegends101
From a conservative web site: The MSM is...

From a conservative web site:

The MSM is already scrambling to cover it up.

That is, covering up that the suspect is an illegal alien.
Forum: Book Corner 15 August 2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,860
Posted By UrbanLegends101
One other interesting characteristic about names...

One other interesting characteristic about names in the Philippines is that many people are known by nicknames which have little to do with their given names.

Probably the most recognizable first...
Forum: SLC 15 August 2018, 12:13 AM
Replies: 506
Views: 49,239
Posted By UrbanLegends101
Saw a 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle at Whataburger on...

Saw a 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle at Whataburger on CR 220 in Fleming Island. Owner has had it for about 8 years. Had Florida antique plates and the four door model.

Nice paint job, and one small...
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