Random Thoughts Thread

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Dillinger, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. freefall

    freefall Well-Known Member

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    It's just right up the road, ennit?
     
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  2. G66enigma

    G66enigma Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Nobody uses those little coin carriers (or slim wallets with zippered coin pockets, anymore.

    Have the occasional coin slip out of the pocket, while sitting in the seat of the car. Pretty much guaranteed, given the level of the hips while sitting and location of the edge of most pants pockets.

    That I haven't already jammed up the seat track in my 40+ years of driving is a miracle.
     
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  3. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    We still have a land line and I use it pretty regularly.
     
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  4. boatme98

    boatme98 Well-Known Member

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    When I first started working on boats I was newly divorced paying child support and poor. I needed a car desperately but couldn't afford much. Another boat mate offered me his 10 year old BMW 318 i for $1. It had 315,000 miles on it and the silver paint was pretty much non existent due to its years in the Bahamian and Florida Sun but it ran great.
    Of course I took it!
    The guy who owned it had a habit of taking all of the change out of his pockets and just tossing it in the console, seat, floorboards, or trunk.
    When I got possession of the car he didn't bother to clean it. When I got around to cleaning it, I dug out $17.50 in change!
     
  5. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    Haha. You got a car and made a profit. Good deal.
     
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  6. BullMoose429

    BullMoose429 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    It’s northeast of Quebec
     
  7. boatme98

    boatme98 Well-Known Member

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    I'm Canadian by birth although I've been in the US since before I was one year old. I've always wanted to go back and look around but I never have, except for a few trips to Montreal in the 1980s.
    Having dual citizenship I could move there anytime I want, and in the past I did consider it.
    I keep up with Canadian news and belong to a a Canadian gun forum. It's downright scary what's happening to the Great White North. I don't think I'd even visit there now or spend a dime on anything Canadian.
     
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  8. Mister Dave

    Mister Dave Well-Known Member

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    It is, and there's nothing wrong with it.
     
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  9. BullMoose429

    BullMoose429 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    A bunch of places in Canada are on my bucket list- Labrador, Nunavut, the Northwest Territory and the Yukon
     
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  10. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    Have spent time in the YT and NWT- but one area of Canada I really enjoyed playing tourist- New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. And you can drive over to PEI now. Back then, it was take the ferry over.
     
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  11. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Isn't the border still closed? We are not seeing Canadian snowbird license plates.
     
  12. BullMoose429

    BullMoose429 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    All that area is pretty similar to Maine
     
  13. SRK97

    SRK97 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Why does it have to be the piece of stock I only own $13 of is the one thats up 200%?
     
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  14. Mister Dave

    Mister Dave Well-Known Member

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    Investing in penny stocks?
     
  15. SRK97

    SRK97 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Sort of, im putting in $200 a month into an assortment of companies and etfs
     
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  16. Mister Dave

    Mister Dave Well-Known Member

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    Well you're young enough to take more risk. Penny stocks work for some, but you gotta stay on top of those. Very risky.

    Try aggregating a month or two of cash and buy some blue chip stocks for balance. They're boring but a lot safer.

    Dividends are good. You can find out if they pay them before buying.
     
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  17. pagj17

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    Drunkenly repairing my wool socks... my Mormon friends should be.. crap I guess they can't be proud of I'm drinking
     
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  18. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim Well-Known Member

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    Did someone mention WHISKEY???:eek:
    I just picked these two up the other day to fill up my Glugger... (big CR tipper). I’m LAZY...:D

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  19. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Our daughter is here with her family so we have company for Thanksgiving for a change. Our routine is definitely out of whack.
     
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  20. sheriffjohn

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    Firearms deer season closed at dark ( 4:30 pm) driving the 1/2 mile between my mailbox and the farmhouse 19 deer crossed the road in front of us (5:35 pm). Only one had a rack of any size one of the last to cross although we saw several more still in the field.

    We still have doe season, 2nd youth season, "alternative weapons" season (muzzleloaders, pistols, atalatyls, crossbows, rocks, spears, tannerite and hand grenades) plus archery season reopens after that. I'm going to take my trusty "ACME" anvil to my treestand for coyote season. Beep Beep.
     
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