Mission146
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February 26th, 2015 at 4:56:40 PM permalink
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Does your hotel have bedbugs?



No, but some do. My hotel is also not impervious to the little b******s. Cleanliness, price, none of it matters...no hotel is immune, or safe. All it takes is one guest who has them, they get into luggage. One hotel can pass tem to five others via one guest. Very expensive to eradicate them.

If you have stayed in ten hotels, and look up Reviews, I'd be shocked if less than two have some mention of someone thinking they got bedbugs. There's some paranoia there, too, but some is legit. Someone goes out and gets bitten by a mosquito, but happens to be staying in a hotel; they automatically believe one of the damned creatures got them.

It's a mess. I would personally spray any second-hand furniture before bringing it home. That has nothing to do with Teliot, for the record, it could come from the White House...doesn't matter, I'm spraying it.
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February 26th, 2015 at 4:58:56 PM permalink
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I would personally spray any second-hand furniture before bringing it home.

I confess to dumpster-diving a queen-sized mattress when I was in my early 20's (in grad school, living on $400/month). From the outside it looked very clean. I spent a week spraying and fumigating the thing before I brought it inside.

By law, you cannot donate a mattress to a non-profit, nor can a store sell it on consignment. This leaves me one outstanding piece of furniture in need of a home: the queen-sized bed in my guest room that was slept on about 10 nights total in 5 years.
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February 26th, 2015 at 4:59:20 PM permalink
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Cleanliness, price, none of it matters...no hotel is immune, or safe. All it takes is one guest who has them, they get into luggage. One hotel can pass tem to five others via one guest. Very expensive to eradicate them.



Tru Dat.
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February 26th, 2015 at 5:06:35 PM permalink
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Mike, it is for sale but not a giveaway. I really like it and would otherwise be happy to bring it back to Santa Barbara with me.

If your are still interested, you would have to answer the following question first: "Does a Buddha statue have Buddha nature?"



I'm happy to entertain paying for the Buddha. Can you bring it to breakfast tomorrow and we'll haggle there.

To answer the requisite question, I'm sure incorrectly, yes, I think the Buddha statue does have Buddha nature. This is because it is the nature of Buddah to be constant, never wanting anything, never engaging in things that bring only temporary happiness, never suffering. That could all be said of the statue, unless you drop and break it.
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teliot
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February 26th, 2015 at 5:11:57 PM permalink
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I'm happy to entertain paying for the Buddha. Can you bring it to breakfast tomorrow and we'll haggle there.


Yes, it is in my car.

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To answer the requisite question, I'm sure incorrectly, yes, I think the Buddha statue does have Buddha nature. This is because it is the nature of Buddah to be constant, never wanting anything, never engaging in things that bring only temporary happiness, never suffering.

This assumes that the statue has the choice to be otherwise, which begs the question, can a rock have desire? I use the word "desire" for a reason: as every good Buddhist knows, the cause of suffering is desire.

I don't think my statue has the anthropomorphic quality of suffering. But, I do think my dog is capable of suffering. This makes things much more complex, because of the well-known Koan, "Does a dog have Buddha nature?" from which I drew my Koan above. Suffering by itself is not sufficient.

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Mission146
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February 26th, 2015 at 5:27:11 PM permalink
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I confess to dumpster-diving a queen-sized mattress when I was in my early 20's (in grad school, living on $400/month). From the outside it looked very clean. I spent a week spraying and fumigating the thing before I brought it inside.

By law, you cannot donate a mattress to a non-profit, nor can a store sell it on consignment. This leaves me one outstanding piece of furniture in need of a home: the queen-sized bed in my guest room that was slept on about 10 nights total in 5 years.



Tough times, of course, they used DDT then, which all but eradicated bedbugs from the whole country. DDT just has that whole, "Being a carcinogen," problem now and is largely illegal.

I always look for cheap deals on furniture. Having sold it, I am fully aware of how ridiculous the prices for new furniture are compared to the cost to make it. If you buy some sort of wood furniture, and sell it five years later for 25%, you still probably got three times the original cost to build it, unless it's handmade.

The only value in new furniture is mattresses, I don't believe I'd ever buy anything else new, even if I were a billionaire,unless a furniture store happened to be liquidating.

Mattresses can be difficult to divest yourself of, I hope someone takes it. It would be a terrible waste for it to go to the landfill.
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February 26th, 2015 at 6:04:06 PM permalink
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Teliot is a long- standing member who also happens to be freely giving away some of this stuff. Further, none of the posted items are anything that would compete with this site or the purposes thereof.

To wit, if you were to make a thread of this nature, you would not need pre-approval.





I was merely giving Teliot "the business" as he gave plenty to me back in my Vegas TR that reached 80 pages way back when :)
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February 26th, 2015 at 6:13:28 PM permalink
I just sold $2000 worth of items to Mike's "friends in need" for $220. I have far fewer items now. But, I still have the f*****g mattress.
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February 26th, 2015 at 6:25:53 PM permalink
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I was merely giving Teliot "the business" as he gave plenty to me back in my Vegas TR that reached 80 pages way back when :)All in good fun

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February 26th, 2015 at 6:32:17 PM permalink
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Yes, it's always all about you.




WOW - I try to extend the olive branch and that is how you retortůmaybe with the money you make from your online yard sale you can buy some class!

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