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Forum: Rantidote 05 February 2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 26,500
Posted By Bill
You don't come in to McDonald's, pick a used cup...

You don't come in to McDonald's, pick a used cup out of the trash, go to the fountain and fill it with soda, and *take a seat and drink it.*

You really, really don't do that.

Thanks.

Bill
Forum: Soapbox Derby 05 February 2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,313
Posted By Bill
And, if you'll note, that's exactly what Warren...

And, if you'll note, that's exactly what Warren suggested; not an increased tax on income or inheritances (i.e., transfers), like some of the others suggested, but directly on assets.

Thanks.
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Forum: Soapbox Derby 04 February 2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,313
Posted By Bill
Democratic Contenders Hoping To Run On Soaking The Rich

https://www.wgbh.org/news/politics/2019/02/03/democratic-contenders-hoping-to-run-on-soaking-the-rich?fbclid=IwAR3gVsg7Roi9MMsxmQLGP9tnbjPVin68iC1gb3kyEXpcKBH6VJAk811t40M

(quote from article)

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Forum: Social Studies 04 February 2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By Bill
Young people are turning to classical music to escape ‘noise of modern life’

From the U.K.:

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/jan/27/young-turn-to-classical-music-to-escape-scala-radio-station?fbclid=IwAR1RvoAAsyBikd9WxM6dQnU-DY-PuTqc4a0Uw5CcnsCw0jJ8foEDrW3EUcY
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Forum: SLC 15 January 2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 27,811
Posted By Bill
(1) I'm about to start painting my house. ...

(1) I'm about to start painting my house.

I'm going to be paid by somebody for painting my own house. I think I was told by somebody that it's a made-up job just so I'll have something to do and...
Forum: SLC 13 January 2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 27,811
Posted By Bill
Somebody with a health problem needs a certain...

Somebody with a health problem needs a certain brand of toothpaste with a certain ingredient. There's a national campaign to find it for that person.

I found it, but it was only a small travel...
Forum: SLC 08 January 2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 27,811
Posted By Bill
(1) I won two prizes in a contest. Someone...

(1) I won two prizes in a contest.

Someone else walked off with one of them as if it were his own.

The person representing the prize sponsor told him that it was my prize and that he should...
Forum: Rantidote 07 January 2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 637
Views: 45,064
Posted By Bill
Thanks to you and the others who replied. If...

Thanks to you and the others who replied.

If it happens again I'll try the compressed air. If that doesn't work I'll trouble the electrician.

Thanks.

Bill
Forum: Rantidote 04 January 2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 637
Views: 45,064
Posted By Bill
I've had that problem, too; the smoke alarm going...

I've had that problem, too; the smoke alarm going off in the middle of the night when there's no smoke and no fire, annoying both me and my neighbor.

I'm wondering if this is something my...
Forum: SLC 28 December 2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 27,811
Posted By Bill
The Partridge Family, the 1970s supergroup that...

The Partridge Family, the 1970s supergroup that had their own TV show, performed a reunion concert in my area.

They did a song called "All By Myself" (not the song that as a '70s hit for someone...
Forum: Social Studies 13 December 2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,335
Posted By Bill
Totally agree. Human nature being what it...

Totally agree.

Human nature being what it is, if somebody is being paid x per hour, with no benefits, and feels that they're being treated like a peon, they really aren't going to care that much...
Forum: Social Studies 12 December 2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,335
Posted By Bill
I agree with you all; in the ideal world, if...

I agree with you all; in the ideal world, if someone's sick, it's best in the long run if they stay home, and employers would understand.

But, in the world we live in, (1) employers don't always...
Forum: Social Studies 12 December 2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,335
Posted By Bill
Not that that's right, but that person may be...

Not that that's right, but that person may be afraid of getting yelled at by somebody if they call in sick.

Thanks.

Bill
Forum: SLC 10 December 2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 27,811
Posted By Bill
There's a 1960s-style rural TV show about a...

There's a 1960s-style rural TV show about a farmer and his son.

The farmer is well-off but wants his son to think they're poor. In one scene he's explaining to his son how he can afford to send...
Forum: SLC 08 December 2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 27,811
Posted By Bill
Strangers in the house again. This time, the...

Strangers in the house again.

This time, the exterior of the house is being painted, but for some reason the painters have to get inside. Other people are there, including my neighbor who seems to...
Forum: SLC 03 December 2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 27,811
Posted By Bill
I live in an apartment. My cousin and her...

I live in an apartment.

My cousin and her husband just moved into the apartment next to me. My cousin has exotic animals for pets that somewhat bother me.

Thanks.

Bill
Forum: SLC 01 December 2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 27,811
Posted By Bill
Across the street from me, there are street signs...

Across the street from me, there are street signs (e.g., "Elm St.") for streets that don't exist.

Thanks.

Bill
Forum: SLC 26 November 2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 27,811
Posted By Bill
Back to strangers in my house without my...

Back to strangers in my house without my permission.

A few of them, in fact, who came in at different times; (1) a man from another country who didn't seem to understand much English; (2) a group...
Forum: SLC 23 November 2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 27,811
Posted By Bill
Back to this, from November of last year: ...

Back to this, from November of last year:



I have an appointment for 10 A.M. with some kind of healthcare provider.

I just remember that it conflicts with my appointment with some official...
Forum: SLC 12 November 2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 27,811
Posted By Bill
Men in business suits are dropping paper money as...

Men in business suits are dropping paper money as they use the stairwell, mostly small amounts, but including a thousand dollar bill.

I suppose it's all right if I take some of it home with me, as...
Forum: SLC 10 November 2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 27,811
Posted By Bill
The institution where I got my master's degree...

The institution where I got my master's degree has been remodeled (again).

Now, instead of a bunch of buildings, it's all one building.

The students have their own lockers, like in high...
Forum: SLC 08 November 2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 59,524
Posted By Bill
Absolute agreement, from my experience. I...

Absolute agreement, from my experience.

I was allowed to drink beer with Mom and Dad out of my child-size glass. As an adult, I learned how to drink like an *adult,* *responsibly,* and...
Forum: Rantidote 08 November 2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 37,920
Posted By Bill
None, obviously, but the firm was hit pretty...

None, obviously, but the firm was hit pretty hard.

The firm could have gotten a fine and probation.

In fact as a result of the scandal the firm lost its audit practice and was essentially...
Forum: Rantidote 08 November 2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 37,920
Posted By Bill
Arthur Andersen. The company was convicted...

Arthur Andersen.

The company was convicted for obstruction of justice, although the conviction was overruled by the Supreme Court.

A number of Enron personnel were found guilty as well.
...
Forum: Rantidote 08 November 2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 37,920
Posted By Bill
They can be charged and convicted of crimes, and...

They can be charged and convicted of crimes, and have been.

Arthur Andersen, for one, in the Enron years.

Thanks.

Bill
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