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December 21, 2012 – Comments (189)

Comment posting is getting a little slow on the Foolanthropy? We can fix that post, so might as well start a second one.

See the original post (linked above) for my match challenge.  That post now has 240 comments, including a matching donation from Teacherman1 for Special Olympics, a gift pledge from NOTvuffet, purchase of two water filter gifts by ChrisGraley and, speaking of clean drinking water, Ilan and Katrina from TMF popped in to let us know that there is a Foolanthropy drive this year!  Lots of other assorted investing stuff, silliness, cats, Bob Cratchit, pennies, ... there as well.

TMF has chosen Charity: Water, an organization dedicated to bringing safe drinking water to those who don't have it.  I did a little research, and C: W already has all their admin and overhead expenses covered, so all, as in every penny, of further donations go directly to programs.  

Anyway, let the continuation continue, here or hit the original post and try to see how many comments it takes to crash a Fool server.  Help spend my money, post your own challenge, pitch a favorite charity or project, link to holiday music, have fun! 

Foolanthropy on!

Russ

$72 =  695664 Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) = 77447 South Korean Won (KRW)

189 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On December 21, 2012 at 9:39 PM, NOTvuffett (< 20) wrote:

rd80, I  only sent $100.  I would have sent more but I am dealing with some big hospital bills.  Anyway I have enjoyed conversing with the people in that thread, worth more than $100.

 

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#2) On December 21, 2012 at 9:42 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

^

Sounds like a very generous gift to me.   Many thanks for contributing to LWR and to the threads.

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#3) On December 21, 2012 at 9:58 PM, NOTvuffett (< 20) wrote:

rd80, a quote you made from the Bible resonates with me, Matthew 25:40.  I think sometimes when we would like to help, but we think our efforts will be ineffectual, we go to the default position of doing nothing, instead of something, no matter how small.

 Matthew 25:40 

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ 

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#4) On December 21, 2012 at 9:59 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

Christmas around the world

 

Gloria in excelsis Deo

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#5) On December 21, 2012 at 10:13 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

#3 Your story about helping the food pantry with the forklift made me think of the verse.  I hope you don't mind another piece of scripture.

Jesus also dealt with 'something, no matter how small'  I think it dovetails perfectly with your point.

Mark 12:41-43

41 Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. 42 But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents.

43 Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others.

BTW, in case anyone's wondering, I don't have all this memorized.  http://www.biblegateway.com/ has a search.

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#6) On December 21, 2012 at 10:20 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

Angels We Have Heard on High, with lyrics, VeggieTales style (it's really pretty good)

 

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#7) On December 21, 2012 at 10:25 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

If there were a naval architects' Christmas carole, this would be it.

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#8) On December 21, 2012 at 10:39 PM, NOTvuffett (< 20) wrote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J56RFMWharE

you better be careful rd80, they are coming for you, one way or another

 

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#9) On December 21, 2012 at 10:43 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

#8 - A most excellent addition to the playlist.

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#10) On December 22, 2012 at 12:03 AM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

 

 

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#11) On December 22, 2012 at 12:55 PM, HarryCarysGhost (99.68) wrote:

Anyway, let the continuation continue, here or hit the original post and try to see how many comments it takes to crash a Fool server.

Heh,heh Ok that sounded like a challenge to me:)

Awesome posts russ, Foolanthrophy always gets me into the spirit of Christmas giving, whether it be dropping some extra bucks in the salvation army kettle, tipping my bartender extremely well, or spending other peoples money with comments.

Cheers.

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#12) On December 22, 2012 at 2:16 PM, ChrisGraley (29.75) wrote:

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#13) On December 22, 2012 at 4:37 PM, lemoneater (78.14) wrote:

Thanks for starting this new foolanthropic thread. :)

I'm winding yarn right now. The nice fluffy cylindrical skeins one sees in the store take up about 3 times as much space in my basket and do not feed as smoothly as a simple round ball of yarn.

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#14) On December 22, 2012 at 4:42 PM, lemoneater (78.14) wrote:

NOTvuffett thanks for the info about the Greek shipping industry. I wonder how many wealthy Greeks are actually citizens of Greece.

A professional gardener I knew in the UK interviewed for a position taking care of a Greek multi-millionaire's estate. In that instance I assume that the wealthy man was a naturalized British citizen so that his taxes did not go back to his country of origin.

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#15) On December 22, 2012 at 4:45 PM, lemoneater (78.14) wrote:

Speaking of charitable acts, I would like to take this opportunity to thank those who volunteer at hospitals and cancer centers to spread some cheer.

Just a simple friendly gesture can make a great deal of difference. 

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#16) On December 22, 2012 at 4:53 PM, lemoneater (78.14) wrote:

Last year I had my first treatment two days before Christmas. My husband came with me for moral support and to lessen my boredom for the three hour long process.

We were naturally quite apprehensive, but were immediately greeted by two volunteers offering to get us snacks and passing out adorable little homemade reindeer ornaments.

 

 

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#17) On December 22, 2012 at 4:59 PM, lemoneater (78.14) wrote:

Their kindness completely changed our feelings of dread to something much less frightening--was less of a sterile clinic atmosphere and more like a social setting.

The older lady would have been more than a match for Martha Stewart with her huge, made-from-scratch peppermint cookies.

The older man was much quieter, but his genuine helpfulness was just as welcoming.  

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#18) On December 22, 2012 at 5:02 PM, lemoneater (78.14) wrote:

Every time I went the staff and volunteers treated me and my husband with courtesy and compassion.

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#19) On December 22, 2012 at 5:07 PM, lemoneater (78.14) wrote:

Recently, I had the opportunity to drop off a woven scarf at the center. I gave it to the activities coordinator. He will either use it for fundraising or give it to a patient.

Little things matter! 

God bless you for giving! 

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#20) On December 22, 2012 at 5:10 PM, NOTvuffett (< 20) wrote:

@lemoneater, it was blesto that gave you that link for Greek shipping.  

I have made money day-trading in these stocks, but it is a horrible business to be in right now.  Maybe the best way to think about it is as making a bet on a horse race.  You may gamble a little, but you don't bet the farm on it.  Risk-Reward always comes into play.

Lol, if I were to imagine the breakdown of Greek revenues, it would be tourism, shipping, olives, grapes, ouzo, and graft.

 

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#21) On December 22, 2012 at 5:36 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

Hark the Herald Angels Sing

I could get used to listening to Blackmore's Night.

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#22) On December 22, 2012 at 5:37 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

Little things matter!

Absolutely.  NOTvuffet and I were discussing that further up this thread.

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#23) On December 22, 2012 at 5:42 PM, Starfirenv (< 20) wrote:

Etta James-  This Time of Year

http://youtu.be/RKyuaTun5R8

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#24) On December 22, 2012 at 5:45 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

Good King Wenceslas

I sang this solo way back in Jr High.  Blackmore's Night does a much, much better job with it than I did.

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#25) On December 22, 2012 at 5:52 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

@23 - Beautiful

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#26) On December 22, 2012 at 6:01 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

Just finished putting lights on the tree.

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#27) On December 22, 2012 at 6:01 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

Just finished putting lights on the tree.

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#28) On December 22, 2012 at 6:02 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

Just need to hang the ornaments.

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#29) On December 22, 2012 at 6:03 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

And restow the boxes.

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#30) On December 22, 2012 at 6:03 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

Eat some cookies.

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#31) On December 22, 2012 at 6:04 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

Have a cup of coffee.

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#32) On December 22, 2012 at 6:04 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

Eat some more cookies.

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#33) On December 22, 2012 at 6:04 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

Eat some more cookies.

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#34) On December 22, 2012 at 6:05 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

Maybe pick out a wine to go with dinner.

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#35) On December 22, 2012 at 6:09 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

Speaking of cookies, another day or two like Friday and McCormick (MKC) will look like a fair buy. 

Disclosure:  Long MKC

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#36) On December 22, 2012 at 6:11 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

I'd really like to see MKC pull back 10% or so to buy more, but that's probably just wishful thinking.

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#37) On December 22, 2012 at 6:12 PM, Starfirenv (< 20) wrote:

Stevie Wonder-  Someday At Christmas

beautiful song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3YxvNQgq3M

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#38) On December 22, 2012 at 6:14 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

Anyone care to share their last stock buy or sell?

I made small adds to Magellan Midstream (MMP) and Becton, Dickinson (BDX) on Monday.

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#39) On December 22, 2012 at 6:24 PM, Starfirenv (< 20) wrote:

Peanut butter fudge here-  I'm 'guarding it'.  :0)

The Temptations-  Give Love on christmas Day

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhfAkIUdCTI

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#40) On December 22, 2012 at 6:30 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

There's fudge in the house, but I'm not allowed to guard it or even get close to it - yet.

 

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#41) On December 22, 2012 at 6:33 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

We got a new fridge a while back.

I wanted to get rid of the old one, but my wife wanted to keep it and put it in the basement. So, we compromised, kept it and moved it to the basement.

Gotta admit, it's nice not having to go upstairs to get a beer.

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#42) On December 22, 2012 at 6:35 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

Off to hang ornaments.

Later.

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#43) On December 22, 2012 at 7:20 PM, NOTvuffett (< 20) wrote:

Starfire, it is funny that women leave you guard it, and it is stolen right from under your nose, lol.

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#44) On December 22, 2012 at 7:45 PM, Starfirenv (< 20) wrote:

NOTv-  It took a minute to get it... but yes,  right under my nose. LOL.  I'm also guarding some dark chocolate 'Rocky Road" and semi-sweet choc fudge.  The pnut butter fudge is by far my fave.  AND... I don't get in trouble.  I just tell her it 'puts me in the mood' and she'll say have a couple more... perfect!

Here's some ZZ Top for you. Jesus Just Left Chicago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN69GC2amTg

 

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#45) On December 22, 2012 at 8:31 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

I worked with a guy who had a great idea.

When he designed his retirement house, he put a closet off the living room.

Plan was, mount an artificial tree on casters.  Decorate it.  Then just roll it in and out of the closet each year.

Brilliant.

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#46) On December 23, 2012 at 1:37 PM, Starfirenv (< 20) wrote:

Really? 16 hours of no comment?

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#47) On December 23, 2012 at 2:16 PM, HarryCarysGhost (99.68) wrote:

Sup Marco, the original post was busy last night.

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#48) On December 23, 2012 at 2:23 PM, HarryCarysGhost (99.68) wrote:

We could have a football discussion, and bust through the 400 comment barrier? Or whatever else just throwing that out there man.

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#49) On December 23, 2012 at 2:24 PM, HarryCarysGhost (99.68) wrote:

Who wants #50?

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#50) On December 23, 2012 at 2:25 PM, Starfirenv (< 20) wrote:

Hey.  looks like you got that snow you wanted.

Did ou see the Dead Cats picked up 70+ on 3 players last nite?  I'm smokin' the Bluntman right now but it's early.

 

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#51) On December 23, 2012 at 2:33 PM, Starfirenv (< 20) wrote:

26.5 from Dez-  in the first half!

 

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#52) On December 23, 2012 at 2:39 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

The Fool's stock screener shows 133 companies with a dividend yield over 10%.

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#53) On December 23, 2012 at 2:42 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

Highest yield listed is Otelco (OTT) at 62.5%

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#54) On December 23, 2012 at 2:44 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

It's a little telco in the SE.

Can't find much on it.  TMF's info shows it lost lots of money last year, revenues are falling and dividend also trending down.

Why do companies with financial like that even pay a dividend?

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#55) On December 23, 2012 at 3:20 PM, Starfirenv (< 20) wrote:

Russ, are you into NFL stuff.  Got a favorite team?  Where are you?

 

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#56) On December 23, 2012 at 4:09 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

I'm in Virginia near DC.  Not into football as much as a few years ago.  Packers fan since Super Bowl I.

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#57) On December 23, 2012 at 4:10 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

Also like the Redskins and the Chargers - live near DC, spent quite a bit of time in San Diego County from about 2000 - 2008.

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#58) On December 23, 2012 at 4:14 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

Happy to see DC hang on to beat Philly.  But, the 'skins are going to have to pick it up.  Good chance at making the playoffs, not so much for playing more than one playoff game.

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#59) On December 23, 2012 at 4:51 PM, Starfirenv (< 20) wrote:

Reno- Tahoe.  49ers.  You know TMF has a fantasy football league.  Ever done that?
Matter of fact, I am the reigning KING..  Champion of the TMF FFL world.  That's right...  Wearing my belt and crown as we speak (type)...   at least till about 9pm tonite.  Yup, bragging rights for a few more hours.
At this very moment, I'm in an anus clenching contest with UltraLong... 107-103 me.
Matter of fact, this is THE week that decides the season-  the final week. 107-104,now.
John doesn't want to talk about this year (or last LOL).  Da Bears... blah, blah, blah.  Right Juan?  Oh and those Cubbies! LOL

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#60) On December 23, 2012 at 4:52 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

Off to watch the Giants and Ravens for awhile.

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#61) On December 23, 2012 at 4:55 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

I've never played fantasy football.

My daughter's in two leagues.  She's #1 or 2 in the league at her work, one of the managers is reported to have said 'who the h*ll invited her to play.'

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#62) On December 23, 2012 at 5:13 PM, Starfirenv (< 20) wrote:

Right John?   John?   109-105 good guys

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#63) On December 23, 2012 at 5:42 PM, HarryCarysGhost (99.68) wrote:

Ok game break- CHI-14 ARZ- 3.

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#64) On December 23, 2012 at 5:43 PM, HarryCarysGhost (99.68) wrote:

Ok game break- CHI-14 ARZ- 3.

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#65) On December 23, 2012 at 5:57 PM, HarryCarysGhost (99.68) wrote:

BOOYAH!!! MARSHALL TD.....

Win, win situation :)

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#66) On December 23, 2012 at 5:58 PM, HarryCarysGhost (99.68) wrote:

BOOYAH!!! MARSHALL TD.....

Win, win situation :)

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#67) On December 23, 2012 at 6:06 PM, Starfirenv (< 20) wrote:

win/win.  130-109 vs Bluntman but he has Gore tonite... anus clencher...

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#68) On December 23, 2012 at 6:20 PM, Starfirenv (< 20) wrote:

yea, I'll take those points.  Should be a good one tonite. 9ers/C Dogs.  We'll see what Kapp is made of...  I like his chances. You?

Oh, and by the way, I took Lemoneaters advice a wound all my yarn into balls.  She's right, It's much tidier and feeds sooo much better. 

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#69) On December 23, 2012 at 6:45 PM, HarryCarysGhost (99.68) wrote:

Kap, should fare well tonite.

Picked him up for salary cap FF.

So wait... your saying that you have balls made of yarn...?

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#70) On December 23, 2012 at 6:55 PM, Starfirenv (< 20) wrote:

The fuzzy kind.  132-112 good guys

 

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#71) On December 23, 2012 at 7:13 PM, Starfirenv (< 20) wrote:

You know, like for scarves and mittens and stuff. My next hobby.  60's musclecars are gone. Besides, Rosie Greer knits...  fearsome foursome?  Oh, before your time. Rosey, Deacon Jones, Lamar Lundy and Merlin Olsen.  Rams. LA. 60's.   Nevermind.

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#72) On December 23, 2012 at 7:25 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

I'm guessing knitting and weaving will be a lot less expensive than 60's muscle cars.

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#73) On December 23, 2012 at 7:43 PM, Starfirenv (< 20) wrote:

I don't think so Russ.  My last one left to be a rock star in NZ.  4 bagger.  Found it in a field.  One of 200 made.  all I had to do was wash it.  Still sitting on a '65 LeMans       w/49k miles.  I'm in it $1500.  Easy 10k.  Used to do that a couple times a month. Done deal there. Kinda puts the concept of investing into a wider perspective.

Also, knitting will have to come after killing Lionfish.  I found my special purpose in life.  If you can tell me the movie that came from, without cheating, I'll drop a fin (fiver) in the kettle.

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#74) On December 23, 2012 at 8:07 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

The Jerk

But, I had to cheat.

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#75) On December 23, 2012 at 8:14 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

'65 LeMans, sweet.

Learned to drive in a '67 Bonneville with the 400 - 4 bbl. Handled straight lines exceptionally well.

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#76) On December 23, 2012 at 8:16 PM, Starfirenv (< 20) wrote:

Russ, I have a feeling you would be an awesome neighbor and/or friend. 

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#77) On December 23, 2012 at 8:18 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

That was in the mid-70's when catalytic converters were new and really choked horsepower.

It was a lot of fun to pull up to a stoplight next to a brand new, smog equipped Corvette in the old Bonnie.

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#78) On December 23, 2012 at 8:19 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

I thank you and hope most of my current neighbors and friends would agree.

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#79) On December 23, 2012 at 8:23 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

The new phonebook is here!

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#80) On December 23, 2012 at 8:24 PM, Starfirenv (< 20) wrote:

Didn't the '67s still run a 389?  I think the 400 came out in '68.  You're testing me, aren't you?  Pretty sure.

 

 

 

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#81) On December 23, 2012 at 8:26 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

I didn't drive anything quicker off the line than that Bonneville until I got a KZ 750 LTD. 

0-60 was pretty much limited by how well you could keep the front wheel down and how fast you could shift.

Amazing I'm still alive.

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#82) On December 23, 2012 at 8:27 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

Nope, no test.  I think '67 was the first year for the 400.

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#83) On December 23, 2012 at 8:30 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

For 1967, Pontiac introduced the 400 cu in

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#84) On December 23, 2012 at 8:33 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

When I sold the motorcycle, my wife said I could get another one someday as long as it's not any bigger than the 750.

I figure the Kawasaki had 4 cylinders, a Harley only has two so I'm good to go when and if I decide to get another bike.

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#85) On December 23, 2012 at 8:36 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

Ravens beat Giants

Good news for Redskins fans.

 

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#86) On December 23, 2012 at 9:12 PM, NOTvuffett (< 20) wrote:

@rd80, 

In my reckless youth, I had a Kaw GPZ 750.  One evening, I had it cranked all the way up, dodging in and out of traffic like a GTA game.  Then some person made a lane change without signaling. I missed the car by only an inch or two.  I was so shaken up, I pulled off to the side of the road to settle down.  When I was calm, I drove the bike to the house and put it up for sale.

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#87) On December 23, 2012 at 10:17 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

@NOT

Not as dramatic, but I sold mine when it got to where I was afraid to ride it in the traffic around DC.  Lived in FL when I bought it.

I do remember the speedo only went to 85.  But with a little math, I figured the red line in 5th gear was 120.  And it could get there with throttle to spare. 

Awesome machine and that was 30 years ago.  Suspect many of today's bikes make that old 750 look tame.

Course, if I got another one, the performance might take a bit of a hit from the extra 70 or 80 lbs of rider it would have to carry.

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#88) On December 23, 2012 at 10:20 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

Google is awesome.

This is what I had, but without the cargo rack on the back.

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#89) On December 23, 2012 at 10:33 PM, HarryCarysGhost (99.68) wrote:

1. Boil water / 2. Eat block of ramen / 3. Drink boiled water / 4. Snort flavored powder

Congrats to Shin:)

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#90) On December 23, 2012 at 10:34 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

Seahawks 49ers isn't turning out to be the close-fought contest expected.

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#91) On December 23, 2012 at 10:36 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

John!  Good to see you. 

Suspect the comment count is about to climb.

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#92) On December 23, 2012 at 11:14 PM, HarryCarysGhost (99.68) wrote:

Wow, 9ers look fugly tonite.

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#93) On December 23, 2012 at 11:17 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

Yes they do.  Expected a better contest after watching them whip up onthe Patriots last week.

Or maybe the Seahawks are just that good.

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#94) On December 23, 2012 at 11:18 PM, HarryCarysGhost (99.68) wrote:

Has the league figured out the Kapper?

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#95) On December 23, 2012 at 11:22 PM, HarryCarysGhost (99.68) wrote:

@93 Seattles D is completly random, thats probably why I like it :)

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#96) On December 23, 2012 at 11:22 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

Don't know about the Kapper.

But, finally opened a bottle of chocolate espresso wine my wife picked out a while back.  Much, much, much better than it sounds.  Kind of like an Arby's jamocha shake with a kick - but not as sugary.

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#97) On December 23, 2012 at 11:25 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

Seattle looks really solid. 

Both D and O are tough to predict.  Wilson leaves the SF defense confused; most of the time, the play is moving down field before the SF D figures out who has the ball.

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#98) On December 23, 2012 at 11:26 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

And, the noise and Seattle rain festival seem to be playing in favor of the S'hawks.

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#99) On December 23, 2012 at 11:30 PM, HarryCarysGhost (99.68) wrote:

Polo isn't a sport. Polo is golf on horseback. Without holes. It's a great concept, but not a sport. And as far as water polo is concerned, I hesitate to even mention it, because it's extremely cruel to horses.

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#100) On December 23, 2012 at 11:34 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

Polo isn't a sport, it's a shirt.

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#101) On December 23, 2012 at 11:37 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

I've often thought a better way to handicap golf would be that each player must drink a beer every hole.

Things should even out after about 9 holes.

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#102) On December 23, 2012 at 11:44 PM, HarryCarysGhost (99.68) wrote:

^ hahaha!

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#103) On December 24, 2012 at 12:16 AM, Starfirenv (< 20) wrote:

So, this guy walks into a bar...

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#104) On December 24, 2012 at 12:30 AM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

^ I think I may have done that.

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#105) On December 24, 2012 at 1:58 AM, HarryCarysGhost (99.68) wrote:

Anyone else reporting Fergie as spam?

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#106) On December 24, 2012 at 11:20 AM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

I didn't report the spam.

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#107) On December 24, 2012 at 11:21 AM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

Sometime last night we cracked through 400 comments between the two blogs.

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#108) On December 24, 2012 at 11:22 AM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

Shopping's all done.

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#109) On December 24, 2012 at 11:23 AM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

Went to the supermarket this morning to get the ingredients I need to make peanut butter s'mores pancakes tomorrow morning.

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#110) On December 24, 2012 at 11:35 AM, HarryCarysGhost (99.68) wrote:

Morning,

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#111) On December 24, 2012 at 11:40 AM, HarryCarysGhost (99.68) wrote:

Off to walmart to pick up the blender.

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#112) On December 24, 2012 at 11:42 AM, HarryCarysGhost (99.68) wrote:

off to Walmart, just love to procrastinate....

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#113) On December 24, 2012 at 11:43 AM, HarryCarysGhost (99.68) wrote:

wish me luck.

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#114) On December 24, 2012 at 12:05 PM, NOTvuffett (< 20) wrote:

walmart parking during the x-mas season may be one of the most powerful motivator against procrastination, lol

 

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#115) On December 24, 2012 at 12:21 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

I was at Walmart Sat morning and yesterday after church. Plenty of parking both times.

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#116) On December 24, 2012 at 12:21 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

Good luck and enjoy the blender.

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#117) On December 24, 2012 at 12:22 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

Let us know which kind you decided on.

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#118) On December 24, 2012 at 3:06 PM, FoxForce5contest (32.85) wrote:

Ok I'm back, even had time for a tasty beverage and add the new contestants for the contest.

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#119) On December 24, 2012 at 3:31 PM, HarryCarysGhost (99.68) wrote:

Russ do you have a cheatsheet for html code that works on Caps?

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#120) On December 24, 2012 at 3:35 PM, HarryCarysGhost (99.68) wrote:

I want to post a picture of the blender, also picked up a 5disc Tom Petty montage, for my bro-in-law. 

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#121) On December 24, 2012 at 4:42 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

I don't have cheatsheet for CAPS.

I've posted pics from a host site before, but don't recall exactly how.  It was similar to posting a YouTube, just copy one of the embed codes.

The boards seem to handle html modifiers pretty well, blogs - not so much.

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#122) On December 24, 2012 at 4:45 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

If you can find a picture of the blender somewhere on the web, you can hyperlink it with the little chain button at the top of the comment box.

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#123) On December 24, 2012 at 4:51 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

http://youtu.be/_NLCbqP6HjE

Had a little snow today.  Nothing  sticking.

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#124) On December 24, 2012 at 4:53 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

Feliz Navidad

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#125) On December 24, 2012 at 4:59 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

Verse of the day from Biblegateway.com

Luke 2:16-20

“So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.”

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#126) On December 24, 2012 at 5:58 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

'twas the Night Before Christmas - bayou style.

 http://youtu.be/BKR4jqDV3Dg

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#127) On December 24, 2012 at 8:39 PM, ChrisGraley (29.75) wrote:

Feliz Navidad

Felix who? 

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#128) On December 24, 2012 at 9:24 PM, Starfirenv (< 20) wrote:

Carol of the Bells-  Dan Hicks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOonKkGnNRI

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#129) On December 24, 2012 at 10:37 PM, HarryCarysGhost (99.68) wrote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDDXjZ2wLxw

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#130) On December 24, 2012 at 10:41 PM, HarryCarysGhost (99.68) wrote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMSVAHhcxwc&feature=share&list=SPBBB80128684F91C4

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#131) On December 24, 2012 at 10:52 PM, HarryCarysGhost (99.68) wrote:

Some good wrapping music-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cS4pEGONk9o

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#132) On December 24, 2012 at 11:09 PM, HarryCarysGhost (99.68) wrote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFc7STuQF0U

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#133) On December 24, 2012 at 11:33 PM, HarryCarysGhost (99.68) wrote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNvoSf2389k

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#134) On December 24, 2012 at 11:55 PM, HarryCarysGhost (99.68) wrote:

 starfirenv, got me a virtual jukebox last year-

http://upchucky.com/

Pretty cool.

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#135) On December 25, 2012 at 8:52 AM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

@127 Felix Navidad - That would be the Christmas cat.

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#136) On December 25, 2012 at 8:52 AM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

Merry Christmas everyone!

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#137) On December 25, 2012 at 10:19 AM, HarryCarysGhost (99.68) wrote:

Merry Chirstmas.

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#138) On December 25, 2012 at 10:58 AM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

I just learned about the Peace Light last night.  A Peace Light lantern was at our services last night.  

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#139) On December 25, 2012 at 12:37 PM, Starfirenv (< 20) wrote:

 HarryCarysGhost @134-  Looks like the same one I gave you last year for your Tavern.

Merry Christmas All!  And a healthy, happy, prosperous New Year.

Hmmm, 4' of fresh on the hill ( http://www.skirose.com/on-the-mountain/snow-report ) I think I'll go have some fun.

Russ, some very nice bikes here-  vintage. I'm down to 3.  Gotta love that old junk!!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBSpbl4iQi8&feature=endscreen&NR=1 

and here-  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBSpbl4iQi8&feature=endscreen&NR=1

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#140) On December 25, 2012 at 1:03 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

Are you sure there are bikes in that video?  I didn't notice any - better go back and check again.

Have fun playing in the snow.

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#141) On December 25, 2012 at 1:06 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

Joyeux Noël et bonne année

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#142) On December 25, 2012 at 1:07 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo

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#143) On December 25, 2012 at 1:08 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

Frohe Weihnachten und guten Rutsch ins Neue Jahr

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#144) On December 25, 2012 at 1:08 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

Feliz Natal e feliz Ano Novo

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#145) On December 25, 2012 at 1:09 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

Feliz Navidad y feliz Año Nuevo

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#146) On December 25, 2012 at 9:42 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

$1 = 5.66 Danish Krone (DKK)

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#147) On December 25, 2012 at 9:43 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

$1 = 479.35 Chilean Peso (CLP)

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#148) On December 25, 2012 at 9:44 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

$1 = 3.642 Qatar Rial (QAR)

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#149) On December 25, 2012 at 9:44 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

$1 = 13.05 Seychelles Rupee (SCR)

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#150) On December 25, 2012 at 9:45 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

$1 = 6.547 Swedish Krona (SEK)

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#151) On December 25, 2012 at 9:47 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

BibleGateway.com verse of the day.

Isaiah 9:6

 “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” 

 

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#152) On December 25, 2012 at 9:51 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

A slice of apple pie is calling.

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#153) On December 25, 2012 at 11:24 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

32 more comments, 35 minutes

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#154) On December 25, 2012 at 11:24 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

32 more comments, 35 minutes

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#155) On December 25, 2012 at 11:24 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

32 more comments, 35 minutes

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#156) On December 25, 2012 at 11:24 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

30

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#157) On December 25, 2012 at 11:24 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

30

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#158) On December 25, 2012 at 11:25 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

29

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#159) On December 25, 2012 at 11:25 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

29

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#160) On December 25, 2012 at 11:25 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

29

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#161) On December 25, 2012 at 11:25 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

26

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#162) On December 25, 2012 at 11:25 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

26

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#163) On December 25, 2012 at 11:25 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

26

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#164) On December 25, 2012 at 11:25 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

26

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#165) On December 25, 2012 at 11:26 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

20

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#166) On December 25, 2012 at 11:26 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

20

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#167) On December 25, 2012 at 11:26 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

20

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#168) On December 25, 2012 at 11:26 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

20

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#169) On December 25, 2012 at 11:26 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

20

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#170) On December 25, 2012 at 11:27 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

15

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#171) On December 25, 2012 at 11:27 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

15

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#172) On December 25, 2012 at 11:57 PM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

Ten

 

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#173) On December 26, 2012 at 12:00 AM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

Nine

 

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#174) On December 26, 2012 at 12:01 AM, HarryCarysGhost (99.68) wrote:

eight?

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#175) On December 26, 2012 at 12:02 AM, HarryCarysGhost (99.68) wrote:

seven?

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#176) On December 26, 2012 at 12:05 AM, HarryCarysGhost (99.68) wrote:

Six?

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#177) On December 26, 2012 at 12:39 AM, Starfirenv (< 20) wrote:

fo' mo/

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#178) On December 26, 2012 at 12:54 AM, Starfirenv (< 20) wrote:

'tis a wonderful thing you guys.  Russ, Teacherman...  and all...  To a healthy happy, prosperous New Year... Cheers... Clink!

Oh, 12 degrees, 45 MPH winds at 10,000' today and tore it up!  There's a couple things that I can still do well...   jumping off cliffs into deep fresh at speed is one of them.

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#179) On December 26, 2012 at 1:25 AM, Starfirenv (< 20) wrote:

More nice bikes.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tk7FoQATgkQ&NR=1&feature=endscreen

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#180) On December 26, 2012 at 1:34 AM, Starfirenv (< 20) wrote:

I feel compelled to at least post one car link.  Mercs and Rat Rods... and stuff....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=au5xm3sqaZA&feature=fvwp

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#181) On December 26, 2012 at 1:45 AM, Starfirenv (< 20) wrote:

one Lionfish in the States (pet shop)= $200- $300.
one Lionfish in Belize + 2-3 fish tacos.

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#182) On December 26, 2012 at 1:46 AM, Starfirenv (< 20) wrote:

one Lionfish in the States (pet shop)= $200- $300.
one Lionfish in Belize + 2-3 fish tacos.

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#183) On December 26, 2012 at 1:46 AM, Starfirenv (< 20) wrote:

one Lionfish in the States (pet shop)= $200- $300.
one Lionfish in Belize + 2-3 fish tacos.

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#184) On December 26, 2012 at 3:17 AM, Starfirenv (< 20) wrote:

Albert was right, it's all relative.

 

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#185) On December 26, 2012 at 11:15 AM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

John and Marco,

Thanks for pushing the total for the two threads over the 500 mark.  Something locked me out of commenting last night.

Just made the donation to LWR.

Great swapping comments with you and everyone else who participated.

Happy New Year!

We've got a little bit of snow here.  We took in my Mother-in-Law's dachshund earlier this year - Florida dog, never been in snow, low ground clearance - should make for a few laughs.

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#186) On December 26, 2012 at 11:19 AM, rd80 (98.29) wrote:

John and Marco,

Thanks for pushing the total for the two threads over the 500 mark.  Something locked me out of commenting last night.

Just made the donation to LWR.

Great swapping comments with you and everyone else who participated.

Happy New Year!

We've got a little bit of snow here.  We took in my Mother-in-Law's dachshund earlier this year - Florida dog, never been in snow, low ground clearance - should make for a few laughs.

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#187) On December 26, 2012 at 12:40 PM, Teacherman1 (55.68) wrote:

Ok. That's $253.00 to Special Olympics. Will go ahead and round it up to $300.00.

Thought for sure Harry (John) would push it up higher with his comments from the "Tavern".

Happy swing trading Starfirenv.

Russ, still think you should consider buying SAN in RL.

Happy "weaving" Lemoneater.

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas, which my wife and I will be celebrating on Jan. 2nd, when she gets back from Florida; where she went to spend "regular Christmas" with her parents, who smartly left Michigan for the winter.

Hope everyone has a fantastic 2013.

Watch out and don't get too close to the "Cliff".:)

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#188) On December 28, 2012 at 7:03 PM, HarryCarysGhost (99.68) wrote:

Hope everyone has a great new year, couldn't get a pic of the blender to embed.

I went with the Oster branded blender.

Cheers.

 

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#189) On December 28, 2012 at 7:41 PM, HarryCarysGhost (99.68) wrote:

http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images?_adv_prop=image&fr=slv8-&va=oster+appliances

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