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    College Football Rankings

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Astro14</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I lumped nothing together that did not belong together. I distinguished between schools. I'm aware of the academic opportunity presents to players, but I question how many...
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    College Football Rankings

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Astro14</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Al</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally...
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    College Football Rankings

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Astro14</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by uc50ic4more</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div...
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    College Football Time

    Yep...my Cal Bears will probably be 6-6, or possibly 7-5 this season....you can say there's something to be said for predictability versus rooting for a football factory school where rankings and conference records matter. Bowl eligibility is usually the only thing that really matters to Cal by...
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    When does having a million dollars not make you rich?

    A million dollar net worth is probably at least what you should have if you're near retirement...and in my area, that means non-home amounts making that total. If you live in an area where $250,000 income is considered what's needed to buy a median-priced home, a million dollar net worth doesn't...
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    Speaker upgrade.

    Focal makes some very expensive speakers ( especially in home audio ) but they have a few car component speaker offerings that are in the same price range as mid to upper Infinity, JBL, etc. ...so you'd have to know the model before any talk about how much "disproportionate" cost is involved...
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    are these bus tours a good way to see NYC?

    I think it might come down to how "engaged" you and your party want to be with looking around...Personally, I can't stand NYC so I think unless you want to go to specific locations, a bus tour is a good option for either an overview or to keep you at arm's length. Many major cities in the U.S...
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    Investors....come in please!

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by zzyzzx</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Does anyone not think that interest rates are ridiculously low?</div></div> It probably depends if you mean in relation to the economy or historical levels. A quarter percent Fed...
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    World War 2 and the greatest generation

    These threads tell me that the "Greatest Generation" will always be that because they pulled themselves up by their bootstraps and didn't just happen to get sucked into a World War en masse and did what they were supposed to do...and the current "snowflake" generation will always be that even...
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    Who here lives near Phoenix?

    Traffic circles are great in relatively low volume traffic situations and in most cases, I'd prefer one of those to a four-way stop. There are several near me and and as their application is pretty straightforward, it helps traffic flow a lot. Driving in the UK thirty years ago, I didn't have...
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    World War 2 and the greatest generation

    My dad, a WWII vet who'd be 95 if he was still with us, hated the "Greatest Generation" moniker and IMO it's made more marginal by "comparisons" with today by their offspring or grand kids. It was a long simmering World War where we were attacked and there was much less of a choice....it wasn't...
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    You're Not Allowed To Work On Your Own Vehicle

    Independent of the usual "Kalifornia" thing, I wonder how many counties in the U.S. have similar ordinances. As mentioned in the article, Sac County isn't exactly alone in an ordinance of this type...and rather than lamenting the "sudden loss of freedom" for an ordinance that's been on the books...
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    You're Not Allowed To Work On Your Own Vehicle

    Based on previous experience, my guess is that Sac County fining this gentlemen $430 would probably indicate there's more of a back story there and he was more of an "egregious" violator to the point that there was increased traffic, blockage, complaints, etc. than someone that County personnel...
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    You're Not Allowed To Work On Your Own Vehicle

    If it's not a hyper-predictable HOA bash....it's a Kalifornia HOA bash by people who didn't read what was posted but are ready to do "internet indignation" as best they can. Know your HOA's by-laws and CC&Rs and either live there or don't...might be the same with County ordinances involving a...
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    House brand/little known tires with reasonably OK winter performance

    I don't know the price difference versus the AH7 but I have a set of Nexen N'Priz AH8 that I've been very happy with and these are touted as being one of the better all-season snow tires by that same Discount Tire review site. There seems to be a noticeable difference between the OEM version...
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