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August 26th, 2023 at 5:53:24 AM permalink
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obviously we don't have answers for all of mysterious things that happen in our world

but we usually don't have satisfactory explanations either - it's usually wild speculation

something in our makeup - we're capable of having fear - maybe we want to have fear - become scared - it's in some way enjoyable

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As long as the call is not coming from inside the house. : )
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August 26th, 2023 at 5:41:11 PM permalink
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You cannot pay with cash at a self-checkout lane ;-(



My Walmart Neighborhood Market that I go to has self checkout lanes that accept cash. They actually have two bill validators at each station.
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but at this Aldi the self checkout lanes only accept card. A pain in the neck. If it accepted cash I would use it
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The neighborhood Aldi recently put in self-service checkouts. Not bad; I throw the scavenged cardboard boxes on the scale platform and scan away, placing scanned items in my carrier cartons.

The card only thing is minorly annoying. I didn't look too hard at the machinery; I thought I saw coin and currency acceptors, so disabling them may just be a business decision based on the current costs (including time) of cash handling.

The other regional grocer of note seems to make a point of keeping about half of their self-service checkouts switched to card only as well.
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I was sent for burger buns and chips, and got a better look.

The self-checkout lanes at my neighborhood Aldi do not have bill or coin acceptors. They are not the usual (NCR?) units I see everywhere else.
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August 28th, 2023 at 7:41:16 AM permalink
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pretty amazing story of Nigel Richards, a reclusive guy who is regarded as the world's greatest Tournament Scrabble player
he has won the French World Scrabble Championships a couple of times despite the fact that he doesn't speak French
he reportedly has a photographic memory and memorized the entire French dictionary - just the words - not their meanings
he makes complicated calculations to form words to get the most points possible

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigel_Richards_(Scrabble_player)

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August 28th, 2023 at 8:34:18 AM permalink
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pretty amazing story of Nigel Richards, a reclusive guy who is regarded as the world's greatest Tournament Scrabble player
he has won the French World Scrabble Championships a couple of times despite the fact that he doesn't speak French
he reportedly has a photographic memory and memorized the entire French dictionary - just the words - not their meanings
he makes complicated calculations to form words to get the most points possible

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigel_Richards_(Scrabble_player)

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I will assume this guy has a legitimate photographic memory if that's actually a thing.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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August 29th, 2023 at 8:48:46 AM permalink
Mcdonald bankruptcies.

https://youtu.be/faDQFhUSbDo?si=JN4tqrelRT-R7HBs
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August 30th, 2023 at 3:52:15 AM permalink
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some threads have stars -
right now "Casino Chip of the Day" has 4.5 - the most on the "Recent Threads" page with over 2 million views
but "Remember When" has fewer stars (1) than "General Sports Talk" (3) even though it has many more views

how are stars earned_____?__________from Thank yous________?____________ or is it a subjective thing_______?_______just curious

inquiring minds want to know________thanks

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August 30th, 2023 at 4:58:00 AM permalink
Artist Salvatore Grau sold this invisible 'I Am" sculpture for over $18,000.



He later installed another invisible sculpure entitled 'Aphrodite Crying' in front of Federal Hall in NYC. As far as anyone knows, it is still there.

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August 30th, 2023 at 6:29:45 AM permalink
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re the invisible artwork in above great post from Tanko:

from the article:

"The lucky buyer went home with a certificate of authenticity and a set of instructions: the work, per Garau, must be exhibited in a private house in a roughly five-by-five-foot space free of obstruction.

“When I decide to ‘exhibit’ an immaterial sculpture in a given space, that space will concentrate a certain amount and density of thoughts at a precise point, creating a sculpture that, from my title, will only take the most varied forms,” the artist went on.

“You don’t see it but it exists; it is made of air and spirit,” he explained in a video documenting the Milan piece. “It is a work that asks you to activate the power of the imagination, a power that anyone has, even those who don’t believe they have it.”

Indeed, many people on the internet seem to be having trouble tapping into that power. “So you really just taped a square and called that a sculpture?” reads the most-liked comment on the video page."


https://news.artnet.com/art-world/italian-artist-auctioned-off-invisible-sculpture-18300-literally-made-nothing-1976181

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August 30th, 2023 at 6:41:57 AM permalink
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Artist Salvatore Grau sold this invisible 'I Am" sculpture for over $18,000.



I think this sort of thing begs the question of whether there is any wisdom behind saying things are worth what someone is willing to pay for it.

It's obviously a factual statement. Wisdom, I don't know.
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August 30th, 2023 at 7:53:44 AM permalink
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Artist Salvatore Grau sold this invisible 'I Am" sculpture for over $18,000.



He later installed another invisible sculpure entitled 'Aphrodite Crying' in front of Federal Hall in NYC. As far as anyone knows, it is still there.


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It is a sensational piece from a budding new artist. I can't wait until he hits his stride.
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August 30th, 2023 at 11:29:12 AM permalink
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some threads have stars -
right now "Casino Chip of the Day" has 4.5 - the most on the "Recent Threads" page with over 2 million views
but "Remember When" has fewer stars (1) than "General Sports Talk" (3) even though it has many more views

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On any page of a thread, scroll to the top of the page and look in the upper left corner of the page, immediately below the thread title. There is text saying Rate This Thread and a method provided immediately below those words.

Note: I have had trouble in the past, inadvertently betting one star or five stars because I somehow entered my ranking without having adjusted the ranking from the default value.
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August 30th, 2023 at 4:11:32 PM permalink
I bought a house today.
I first looked at this house three years ago. It was being offered completely furnished for $29,999. The catch is it is a leased community, so you rent the land. It's in a gated community with a person at the gate 24 hours and a mobile response car nearby. I offered $22,000 and was rejected. I went back to look at another house and saw this one was still empty. They were now at $21,000; a week later, they went to $19,999. I offered $16,200, and they accepted. However, the inspection turned up problems so I passed.
A month goes by and it is still empty. These people have been paying lot rent for all this time, but couldn't get over the fact I'd offered $22K in the past. I offered 12.2K, and they countered at 14K. I offered 12.2K, and they accepted. I believe I got a great deal, as I should be able to replace the HVAC and water heater for well under 10K. It's 970 sq feet, with an Arizona room, two community pools and two pickleball courts, two mini gyms, and all sorts of activities. It's a quarter mile to the interstate and five minutes from downtown.
It's fully furnished, but it's not really my style. The nice thing is I can replace things one at a time.
<img src="https://images.mhvillage.com/listing-photos/71306074.jpg?type=800&mod=1675900364" alt="71306074.jpg (800×600)"/>
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August 30th, 2023 at 4:23:20 PM permalink
I saw some houses on fire during the hurricane. Would it be possible with the insurance situation in Florida, setting it on fire could get the insurance coverage that might not be there for flooding?
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August 30th, 2023 at 5:22:45 PM permalink
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I bought a house today.
I first looked at this house three years ago. It was being offered completely furnished for $29,999. The catch is it is a leased community, so you rent the land. It's in a gated community with a person at the gate 24 hours and a mobile response car nearby. I offered $22,000 and was rejected. I went back to look at another house and saw this one was still empty. They were now at $21,000; a week later, they went to $19,999. I offered $16,200, and they accepted. However, the inspection turned up problems so I passed.
A month goes by and it is still empty. These people have been paying lot rent for all this time, but couldn't get over the fact I'd offered $22K in the past. I offered 12.2K, and they countered at 14K. I offered 12.2K, and they accepted. I believe I got a great deal, as I should be able to replace the HVAC and water heater for well under 10K. It's 970 sq feet, with an Arizona room, two community pools and two pickleball courts, two mini gyms, and all sorts of activities. It's a quarter mile to the interstate and five minutes from downtown.
It's fully furnished, but it's not really my style. The nice thing is I can replace things one at a time.
<img src="https://images.mhvillage.com/listing-photos/71306074.jpg?type=800&mod=1675900364" alt="71306074.jpg (800×600)"/>
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Will it go up or down in value. Those type of homes around here generally go down in value but the older ones, the ones built in the 60s and seventies were so well built that they actually hold their value. They do not build them like that anymore. You can walk through one of the older ones and there's no floor movement whatsoever it sounded as a rock. The ones built in the last 10 or 15 years if they have no furniture in them it's like you're walking on a trampoline.
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August 30th, 2023 at 5:34:32 PM permalink
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I bought a house today.
I first looked at this house three years ago. It was being offered completely furnished for $29,999. The catch is it is a leased community, so you rent the land. It's in a gated community with a person at the gate 24 hours and a mobile response car nearby. I offered $22,000 and was rejected. I went back to look at another house and saw this one was still empty. They were now at $21,000; a week later, they went to $19,999. I offered $16,200, and they accepted. However, the inspection turned up problems so I passed.
A month goes by and it is still empty. These people have been paying lot rent for all this time, but couldn't get over the fact I'd offered $22K in the past. I offered 12.2K, and they countered at 14K. I offered 12.2K, and they accepted. I believe I got a great deal, as I should be able to replace the HVAC and water heater for well under 10K. It's 970 sq feet, with an Arizona room, two community pools and two pickleball courts, two mini gyms, and all sorts of activities. It's a quarter mile to the interstate and five minutes from downtown.
It's fully furnished, but it's not really my style. The nice thing is I can replace things one at a time.
<img src="https://images.mhvillage.com/listing-photos/71306074.jpg?type=800&mod=1675900364" alt="71306074.jpg (800×600)"/>
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Will it go up or down in value. Those type of homes around here generally go down in value but the older ones, the ones built in the 60s and seventies were so well built that they actually hold their value. They do not build them like that anymore. You can walk through one of the older ones and there's no floor movement whatsoever it sounded as a rock. The ones built in the last 10 or 15 years if they have no furniture in them it's like you're walking on a trampoline.
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Even if it goes down, it is only $12k. I think that is about 8 months rent for most of the U.S. My house is only about twice the size of his and I paid about forty times more than he did. Congrats Bill!!
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August 30th, 2023 at 5:44:53 PM permalink
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I bought a house today.
I first looked at this house three years ago. It was being offered completely furnished for $29,999. The catch is it is a leased community, so you rent the land. It's in a gated community with a person at the gate 24 hours and a mobile response car nearby. I offered $22,000 and was rejected. I went back to look at another house and saw this one was still empty. They were now at $21,000; a week later, they went to $19,999. I offered $16,200, and they accepted. However, the inspection turned up problems so I passed.
A month goes by and it is still empty. These people have been paying lot rent for all this time, but couldn't get over the fact I'd offered $22K in the past. I offered 12.2K, and they countered at 14K. I offered 12.2K, and they accepted. I believe I got a great deal, as I should be able to replace the HVAC and water heater for well under 10K. It's 970 sq feet, with an Arizona room, two community pools and two pickleball courts, two mini gyms, and all sorts of activities. It's a quarter mile to the interstate and five minutes from downtown.
It's fully furnished, but it's not really my style. The nice thing is I can replace things one at a time.
<img src="https://images.mhvillage.com/listing-photos/71306074.jpg?type=800&mod=1675900364" alt="71306074.jpg (800×600)"/>
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Will it go up or down in value. Those type of homes around here generally go down in value but the older ones, the ones built in the 60s and seventies were so well built that they actually hold their value. They do not build them like that anymore. You can walk through one of the older ones and there's no floor movement whatsoever it sounded as a rock. The ones built in the last 10 or 15 years if they have no furniture in them it's like you're walking on a trampoline.
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It can't go down much more. If I gutted it, put in two new bathrooms and a new kitchen, it might sell for $60,000. Most similar models to mine are in the $20-$30 K range. I don't think I'll lose anything. It's a 55 and over community, except they allow retired cops and military in at any age. The nice thing is no rentals or subleases.
My house has incredible bones, not like the cookie cutter stuff they push out today.
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August 30th, 2023 at 5:46:45 PM permalink
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It can't go down much more. If I gutted it, put in two new bathrooms and a new kitchen, it might sell for $60,000. Most similar models to mine are in the $20-$30 K range. I don't think I'll lose anything. It's a 55 and over community, except they allow retired cops and military in at any age. The nice thing is no rentals or subleases.



Are all of the fees included in your monthly (I assume) land lease?
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August 30th, 2023 at 8:42:28 PM permalink
That cheap, I'd be worried it was built over an Indian burial ground. (Poltergeist: they're here!)
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August 30th, 2023 at 9:10:31 PM permalink
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It's fully furnished, but it's not really my style. The nice thing is I can replace things one at a time.
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Notice that all the straight lines in the picture are at an angle. This is because they used a wide angle lens, it makes everything look bigger. Notice how everything has kind of a rounded look, this is a very common technique you stand in a doorway or you stand at the very farthest end of a room and with a wide angle lens the room looks like it's 3 ft wider than it is. It's an old real estate trick that's been around for a hundred years. They do it when they take pictures of motel rooms for brochures or for the internet.
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August 30th, 2023 at 9:25:59 PM permalink
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It can't go down much more. If I gutted it, put in two new bathrooms and a new kitchen, it might sell for $60,000. Most similar models to mine are in the $20-$30 K range. I don't think I'll lose anything. It's a 55 and over community, except they allow retired cops and military in at any age. The nice thing is no rentals or subleases.



Are all of the fees included in your monthly (I assume) land lease?
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I pay electric, gas, and a part of the sewer bill with the rent and have to contract a garbage pickup. I'm hoping to use the pools regularly. The community also has about a dozen bikes you can use. Between the pickleball, swimming and bike riding, it should be a welcome change of pace. It's also only three hours to a beach!
In my convoluted way of thinking, this is like signing a three-year lease on a furnished apartment.

Now I must find an RV park in the mountains for my weekend/summer getaways. For under $35,000 cash, and less than $10,000 a year in rent, I'll live in a high-end community and have a fifth wheel in place for when I want to get away., without the expense of a $70,000 pickup to move the thing.
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September 1st, 2023 at 12:48:29 PM permalink
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High Roller Tantrum - dude thinks he's King of LV - he spent more than $200K at Resorts World's nightclub called Zouk

from the article:

"The series of events started at Wynn Las Vegas on Saturday, August 5, 2023, where a known whale (described to us as a “trust fund baby” from Australia), Ben Ralph, was partying at Encore Beach Club.

As day transitioned into night, it seems Ralph turned his attention to Wynn’s XS Nightclub, which hadn’t opened yet. We’re told the guest demanded the club open an hour earlier than usual, just for him.

This, obviously, was a no-go for XS, for myriad reasons. The news his request couldn’t be accommodated was delivered by the manager of XS, Niko Samarxhiu.

Apparently, the interaction got heated, and Ralph proceeded to threaten Samarxhiu and his family.

Ralph was barred from Wynn Las Vegas, and law enforcement was contacted.

Ralph proceeded to post a profanity-laced series of angry and xenophobic messages on his Instagram account, specifically calling out the manager of XS, including one referring to Samarxhiu as a “broke ass immigrant"

It gets worse.

As Ralph was raging on Instagram, he made his way to Resorts World’s nightclub, Zouk.

He is rumored to have spent more than $200,000 at the nightclub, and as part of the table packages at Zouk, guests can request messages appear on the massive video screen on the side of Resorts World.

then he somehow got this (shocking) message put on the giant screen on the side of Resorts World:





Wynn Resorts has been fairly tight-lipped about the series of incidents, but did share a glorious statement with us: “We will not dignify the behavior of the guest toward our employee nor Resort’s World’s actions with a comment.”

See, mean and classy aren’t mutually exclusive. Take note, Ben"


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September 2nd, 2023 at 4:42:28 PM permalink
I never knew until tonight the flamingo casino was named after a gangster... interesting
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September 3rd, 2023 at 6:20:52 PM permalink
Will we ever get to the point where the entertainment industry (movies, tv, streaming) stops having cars squeal tires when pulling out on gravel or grass?

That doesn’t happen…everyone knows it doesn’t happen…..nor does it add anything the scene. Yet it makes it onto screens of major series or movies all the time. Pet peeve.
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September 3rd, 2023 at 7:08:03 PM permalink
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I saw some houses on fire during the hurricane. Would it be possible with the insurance situation in Florida, setting it on fire could get the insurance coverage that might not be there for flooding?
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Homeowners insurance covers loss from FIRE. Homeowners insurance EXCLUDES loss from FLOOD. I posted this fact several months ago when, I believe, DRich stated his insurance covered flood with a $10k deductible. Prior to the hurricane DRich experienced I told him to set his house on fire if the hurricane was about to destroy or heavily damage his newly purchased home in FL. I believe he, DRich, stated that he sadly experienced flood damage that was NOT covered.

My sister owns a home in So.Cal. Homeowners does NOT cover "earth movement" (earthquake damage), so I told her that if she were to experience an earthquake that caused significant damage to her home, she should set it on fire to recover from her HO policy.

Conclusion: the homes that were damaged by fire as described above are/were covered under the HO policies in force.

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It's a rare person who brags about recommending a stranger commit insurance fraud.
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September 4th, 2023 at 5:49:06 AM permalink
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It's a rare person who brags about recommending a stranger commit insurance fraud.
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As well as arson.
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September 4th, 2023 at 7:18:54 AM permalink
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It's a rare person who brags about recommending a stranger commit insurance fraud.
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As well as arson.
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Or stealing food meant for the less fortunate, but people eventually reveal their inner selves.
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September 4th, 2023 at 8:30:58 AM permalink
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I saw some houses on fire during the hurricane. Would it be possible with the insurance situation in Florida, setting it on fire could get the insurance coverage that might not be there for flooding?
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Homeowners insurance covers loss from FIRE. Homeowners insurance EXCLUDES loss from FLOOD. I posted this fact several months ago when, I believe, DRich stated his insurance covered flood with a $10k deductible. Prior to the hurricane DRich experienced I told him to set his house on fire if the hurricane was about to destroy or heavily damage his newly purchased home in FL. I believe he, DRich, stated that he sadly experienced flood damage that was NOT covered.



My home did not have any flood damage, I did have minor wind damage that was less than $20,000 so i got out of it pretty good.. My parents house and my sisters house both had extensive flood damage. They both reside near water and in flood zones so they both had flood insurance. They both had around $250k of flood insurance each so that covered the majority of their damage. Although there is a canal across the street from me it is isolated and fresh water so tidal waters do not affect it. Where I live is not considered a likely flood zone so my mortgage holder does not require me to have flood insurance.
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September 4th, 2023 at 11:54:03 AM permalink
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It's a rare person who brags about recommending a stranger commit insurance fraud.
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As well as arson.
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Or stealing food meant for the less fortunate, but people eventually reveal their inner selves.
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Mods turning another blind eye.

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September 4th, 2023 at 11:58:39 AM permalink
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It's a rare person who brags about recommending a stranger commit insurance fraud.
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As well as arson.
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You forgot tax evasion. Like, perhaps when you somehow forget to provide the IRS of the totality of gambling activities not otherwise reported. Or perhaps when a medical colleague screws up a procedure to the detriment of a patient.

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September 4th, 2023 at 12:01:24 PM permalink
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I saw some houses on fire during the hurricane. Would it be possible with the insurance situation in Florida, setting it on fire could get the insurance coverage that might not be there for flooding?
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Homeowners insurance covers loss from FIRE. Homeowners insurance EXCLUDES loss from FLOOD. I posted this fact several months ago when, I believe, DRich stated his insurance covered flood with a $10k deductible. Prior to the hurricane DRich experienced I told him to set his house on fire if the hurricane was about to destroy or heavily damage his newly purchased home in FL. I believe he, DRich, stated that he sadly experienced flood damage that was NOT covered.



My home did not have any flood damage, I did have minor wind damage that was less than $20,000 so i got out of it pretty good.. My parents house and my sisters house both had extensive flood damage. They both reside near water and in flood zones so they both had flood insurance. They both had around $250k of flood insurance each so that covered the majority of their damage. Although there is a canal across the street from me it is isolated and fresh water so tidal waters do not affect it. Where I live is not considered a likely flood zone so my mortgage holder does not require me to have flood insurance.
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Your parents are very smart, but they are in the minority of homeowners in flood zones across the country.

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September 4th, 2023 at 12:20:01 PM permalink
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It's a rare person who brags about recommending a stranger commit insurance fraud.
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As well as arson.
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Or stealing food meant for the less fortunate, but people eventually reveal their inner selves.
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Mods turning another blind eye.

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I was surprised they didn't slap you the first time you suggested members should commit felonies. Now that you are making it a regular suggestion, perhaps it will change.
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It's a rare person who brags about recommending a stranger commit insurance fraud.
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As well as arson.
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Or stealing food meant for the less fortunate, but people eventually reveal their inner selves.
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3 day suspension of billryan for a personal insult.

tuttigym's original comment was a conversational way of pointing out a loophole or inequity in insurance policies. Had he made that comment at a social party or gathering, people would not be interpreting it as a sinister comment meant to actually encourage people to commit felonies.

The subsequent comments by billryan and soopoo suggesting that tuttigym was encouraging people to commit insurance fraud and arson were a bit meanspirited but within the bounds of normal conversation, IMO. But the post above ending in "but people eventually reveal their inner selves" is an inappropriate personal slam at tuttigym and over the top. It is this comment, within the context of the preceding posts, that triggers the 3-day suspension.
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September 4th, 2023 at 3:25:32 PM permalink
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3 day suspension of billryan for a personal insult.

tuttigym's original comment was a conversational way of pointing out a loophole or inequity in insurance policies. Had he made that comment at a social party or gathering, people would not be interpreting it as a sinister comment meant to actually encourage people to commit felonies.

The subsequent comments by billryan and soopoo suggesting that tuttigym was encouraging people to commit insurance fraud and arson were a bit meanspirited but within the bounds of normal conversation, IMO. But the post above ending in "but people eventually reveal their inner selves" is an inappropriate personal slam at tuttigym and over the top. It is this comment, within the context of the preceding posts, that triggers the 3-day suspension.
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Thank you. I thought for sure Dieter would see it first but at least somebody caught it. As soon as I saw that comment I thought I'm staying in a million miles away from this one. LOL
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I saw some houses on fire during the hurricane. Would it be possible with the insurance situation in Florida, setting it on fire could get the insurance coverage that might not be there for flooding?
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Homeowners insurance covers loss from FIRE. Homeowners insurance EXCLUDES loss from FLOOD. I posted this fact several months ago when, I believe, DRich stated his insurance covered flood with a $10k deductible. Prior to the hurricane DRich experienced I told him to set his house on fire if the hurricane was about to destroy or heavily damage his newly purchased home in FL. I believe he, DRich, stated that he sadly experienced flood damage that was NOT covered.



My home did not have any flood damage, I did have minor wind damage that was less than $20,000 so i got out of it pretty good.. My parents house and my sisters house both had extensive flood damage. They both reside near water and in flood zones so they both had flood insurance. They both had around $250k of flood insurance each so that covered the majority of their damage. Although there is a canal across the street from me it is isolated and fresh water so tidal waters do not affect it. Where I live is not considered a likely flood zone so my mortgage holder does not require me to have flood insurance.
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Your parents are very smart, but they are in the minority of homeowners in flood zones across the country.

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In most places if you have a mortgage and live in a flood zone flood insurance will be required. My parents don't have a mortgage but were smart enough to have flood insurance. Obviously down here flood insurance is very expensive. My parents pay over $12,000 a year for it. Between their flood insurance and hurricane insurance they were reimbursed close to $400,000 after hurricane Ian.
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they've closed schools in some parts of PA because they can't find an escaped killer
I don't recall this ever happening before
they've been looking for him for almost a week
he's wanted for murder in Brazil too
scary guy





https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-66720475


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they've closed schools in some parts of PA because they can't find an escaped killer


to escape he crab walked up a prison wall and over razor wire - they still haven't caught him







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$20,000 for his capture. Easy money. I go park my vehicle nearby with a sign, "Free rides for the right person."

Profit.
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to escape he crab walked up a prison wall and over razor wire - they still haven't caught him
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Sounds like a huge design flaw for a prison housing murderers. Apparently another inmate escaped the same way back in May.
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to escape he crab walked up a prison wall and over razor wire - they still haven't caught him
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Sounds like a huge design flaw for a prison housing murderers. Apparently another inmate escaped the same way back in May.
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watching that vid I was kinna surprised
he's wearing very clean and high quality looking sneaks
and a very clean white shirt that even has some kinna collar

the other inmate in the vid is wearing only some dirty sweat pants shorts

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to escape he crab walked up a prison wall and over razor wire - they still haven't caught him
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Sounds like a huge design flaw for a prison housing murderers. Apparently another inmate escaped the same way back in May.
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watching that vid I was kinna surprised
he's wearing very clean and high quality looking sneaks
and a very clean white shirt that even has some kinna collar

the other inmate in the vid is wearing only some dirty sweat pants shorts

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As Mom always said, make sure you put on a clean shirt and underwear if you plan on breaking out of prison.
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to escape he crab walked up a prison wall and over razor wire - they still haven't caught him
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Sounds like a huge design flaw for a prison housing murderers. Apparently another inmate escaped the same way back in May.
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watching that vid I was kinna surprised
he's wearing very clean and high quality looking sneaks
and a very clean white shirt that even has some kinna collar

the other inmate in the vid is wearing only some dirty sweat pants shorts

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In some prisons you can buy clothes from the commissary if you have the money. He might have bought some "more civilian-looking" clothes to wear after his escape so he could blend in better. Or maybe that's what they issue, who knows.
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New neighbors moved in recently and so far have seen a mobile dog grooming truck and a mobile barber truck there.

I imagine I will be seeing an ankle monitor next :)
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New neighbors moved in recently and so far have seen a mobile dog grooming truck and a mobile barber truck there.

I imagine I will be seeing an ankle monitor next :)
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That's funny
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September 7th, 2023 at 4:28:13 PM permalink
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New neighbors moved in recently and so far have seen a mobile dog grooming truck and a mobile barber truck there.

I imagine I will be seeing an ankle monitor next :)
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Or an old person. I know a guy in his late 80s who gets all that done at his house, he even has somebody come in and cut his toenails for him. When you got money you got money.. I don't like having strangers in my house I'm always afraid they're casing the joint and I'm going to get ripped off. I have too many guns around here, guns on display and guns you'll never see until it's pointed at you. Do people still say that? I had a friend in California around 1980 who always carried a gun illegally and he only showed it to me once and he always said if you ever see it again it'll be pointed at you.
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September 7th, 2023 at 4:49:08 PM permalink
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New neighbors moved in recently and so far have seen a mobile dog grooming truck and a mobile barber truck there.

I imagine I will be seeing an ankle monitor next :)
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Or an old person. I know a guy in his late 80s who gets all that done at his house, he even has somebody come in and cut his toenails for him. When you got money you got money.. I don't like having strangers in my house I'm always afraid they're casing the joint and I'm going to get ripped off. I have too many guns around here, guns on display and guns you'll never see until it's pointed at you. Do people still say that? I had a friend in California around 1980 who always carried a gun illegally and he only showed it to me once and he always said if you ever see it again it'll be pointed at you.
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In Florida now everyone can conceal carry a gun. I am surprised there haven't been many stories of idiots shooting each other.
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September 7th, 2023 at 5:09:40 PM permalink
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New neighbors moved in recently and so far have seen a mobile dog grooming truck and a mobile barber truck there.

I imagine I will be seeing an ankle monitor next :)
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Or an old person. I know a guy in his late 80s who gets all that done at his house, he even has somebody come in and cut his toenails for him. When you got money you got money.. I don't like having strangers in my house I'm always afraid they're casing the joint and I'm going to get ripped off. I have too many guns around here, guns on display and guns you'll never see until it's pointed at you. Do people still say that? I had a friend in California around 1980 who always carried a gun illegally and he only showed it to me once and he always said if you ever see it again it'll be pointed at you.
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As soon as you say "I know a guy" I must disregard it as a lie given your history.
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September 7th, 2023 at 5:17:48 PM permalink
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As soon as you say "I know a guy" I must disregard it as a lie given your history.
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Do what you want Axel, nobody cares. Why are you turning into this guy that you're turning into.. It's not your most attractive side. It's like you have nothing positive to say about anything anymore.
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