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    Vehicle Sighting - 1970ish Ford F-100

    One of the older models with the fuel tank inside the cab.
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    California Moves To Ban Natural Gas Furnaces / Heaters

    What about furnaces and boilers operating on #2 oil fuel?
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    What happens if high tech workers making six figures are no longer a hot commodity?

    If you don't know how to do something, you often do not want to just dive in and figure it out yourself. There are a ton of things I could do myself but would have to figure it out as I go along. Life is too short to spend time to learn (which can often take a while with its share of...
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    What happens if high tech workers making six figures are no longer a hot commodity?

    I have had friends that refused to work at any job where it was necessary to spend more than a short while indoors. Something about being confined and all that. OTOH, none of these friends was performing hard labor in 100F heat.
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    Have to confess- I liked my Kia Soul rental

    An acquaintance I met recently has a Soul with 200k miles. He likes it.
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    The continuation of being dumped on in Restaurants needs to end.

    Shocking how many people believe it is some sort of secret knowledge needing to get passed on to others that DIY is generally less expensive than paying someone else.
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    The continuation of being dumped on in Restaurants needs to end.

    By me in Southeast Florida (very close to the coast) it is cheaper, double cheeseburgers are each like $9 maybe, Two double cheeseburgers, medium fries (which are quite a bit for the two of us) and two x-large drinks are maybe $33-$34 or thereabouts.
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    The continuation of being dumped on in Restaurants needs to end.

    Five guys is our go to restaurant when burgers are desired, top notch and worth every penny IMO. Other non-chain sit-down waiter places serve very good burgers also, just more expensive by the time you leave. And none of those serve better french fries. For steaks, the Longhorn chain by us...
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    Worst Fast Food Restaurants in America

    Salads are of course easy to make. But many of us eat more than a salad for a meal.
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    Rip-off junkyard shipping prices

    Just think of the cost as the total of parts and shipping. Either it is worth it to you, or not.
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    Do I want a 2009 Avalon with 202k on it?

    Sounds like a good purchase to me. I think they are great riding car, this one seems to be well cared for and 200K on a Toyota is generally fine.
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    New car pricing Moderating... Deal to report, New Telluride MSRP +$4200

    Some do for various reasons, many will not.
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    This is Sad

    12 year old vehicle with a busted engine (or a tranny for that matter) is the end of the line for many owners.
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    Bloomberg Article: Listening to European Electricity Traders Is Very, Very Scary

    I am, but there are quite a few that think this can happen easily enough without much in the way of disruptions.
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    Bloomberg Article: Listening to European Electricity Traders Is Very, Very Scary

    No worries, just switch renewable electricity and we will have all we want or need. We can even convert all of the oil burning heat systems in the north part of the US to electric heaters, saves a ton of money for everyone.
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    leave a tip on top of service charge now?

    I wouldn't add a tip to a restaurant bill that includes a 18% service charge.
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    Buying Small Van (Ford Transit, RAM ProMaster City etc)

    The ford small van is a transit connect, the transit if full sized IIRC. That being said, the Ford transit connect is in the process of being discontinued.
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    Mercedes Owners

    The nameplate is what gets many buyers gaga for Mercedes.
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    Replacing rusty brake lines at the ABS pump

    My mechanic had a look on his face when I brought in an older vehicle up north with leaking brake lines from rust. He did replace, but got charged for the time it took.
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    How bad do you let your tires get?

    When I lived up north, cars needed to pass an annual safety inspection, wouldn't pass without a certain tread depth as specified by state regs. That is when they got changed for me.
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