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    than you were on Jan 20th 2021?
    Frankly? Yes.

    Were you looking for particular dimensions?
    Yes, please.

    What dimensions would you like?
    Whichever you'd like to share, as I know nothing of life in New Zealand.
    Yeah, nah. You're going to have to be more specific.
    If you don't want to name any I can't do that's for you.

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    Kaz, you want others to do the work. It seems you're only interested in trying to lure someone into saying something and then fabricating what they mean.

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    I'm better off because of what my wife and I are doing, not because the governments (Federal, State or local) have made my life better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Naill View Post
    Kaz, you want others to do the work. It seems you're only interested in trying to lure someone into saying something and then fabricating what they mean.
    If I said my life was better and you asked me how I'd have an answer for you. No problem if EoC doesn't. I wouldn't presume to speak for him.

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    It never bothered you before to speak for others.

    Perhaps if you spent more attention to what want from us we could be more applicable.

    Is my life better. Absolutely. Id choose old and decent to old and mean any day of the week. I am more at peace.

    I wouldnt trade lives with anyone I know. If you think youre better than me,I could care less. My personal philosophy is that I am a good as you,but I am not less then you. It does take a community. Some are bad actors and need to be weeded out. Others need a helping hand.
    Some cant help themselves,but they are not less than those that can. Being pro life means being for everyone, even someone like the Trumps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Naill View Post
    Is my life better. ... I am more at peace.
    You've accomplished a great deal: well done.

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    New Zealand: Land of the Charging Possums!



    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...e_iOSApp_Other

    CloudsRight there in your hometown, ennit?
    Last edited by Chip; November 15th, 2021 at 02:19 PM.

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    Certainly was! It was dubbed the 'Black's Rd Ripper'.

    Funny thing is that in the 18 years I've lived here I have yet to see a possum... well, a live one at any rate. There are plenty of possum pancakes on the roads of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_of_Clouds View Post
    Certainly was! It was dubbed the 'Black's Rd Ripper'.

    Funny thing is that in the 18 years I've lived here I have yet to see a possum... well, a live one at any rate. There are plenty of possum pancakes on the roads of course.
    Bloody Aussie varmints. But their fur (blended with merino wool) makes the best socks on earth. The more socks you buy, the fewer possums chomping the native bush.

    (Oopsy! Was this about some political thing?)

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    Yes. And I'm looking to be still better off in the next six months. My employer made me apply for my supervisor license, which means I have to be promoted to a senior tech, which means an automatic 5% raise. And my investments are doing just fine, having reached that inflection point where the account balances grow more than I put in as contributions. I have a reliable car that sips gas. I finally had to fill up last week. It cost me a whole $25, which will last me about a month. My living conditions haven't changed. They are fine. I finally had a meltdown at work, and the result of that was some very much needed time off (paid), and a promise to start getting the legally mandated mid-shift break I haven't gotten since I took my current position about 4 years ago. Improvements at work and in my finances, no change in my overall health. I haven't gotten COVID, probably because I'm fully vaccinated (2 initial shots plus one booster). I need new shoes (too lazy to go shop for them) and new glasses (same thing). I don't have an SO, which is no change and totally a good thing. I don't want an SO. I already finished my christmas shopping. And I no longer have to worry about what idiot thing Trump and his cronies will get up to next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFarnon View Post
    Yes. And I'm looking to be still better off in the next six months. My employer made me apply for my supervisor license, which means I have to be promoted to a senior tech, which means an automatic 5% raise. And my investments are doing just fine, having reached that inflection point where the account balances grow more than I put in as contributions. I have a reliable car that sips gas. I finally had to fill up last week. It cost me a whole $25, which will last me about a month. My living conditions haven't changed. They are fine. I finally had a meltdown at work, and the result of that was some very much needed time off (paid), and a promise to start getting the legally mandated mid-shift break I haven't gotten since I took my current position about 4 years ago. Improvements at work and in my finances, no change in my overall health. I haven't gotten COVID, probably because I'm fully vaccinated (2 initial shots plus one booster). I need new shoes (too lazy to go shop for them) and new glasses (same thing). I don't have an SO, which is no change and totally a good thing. I don't want an SO. I already finished my christmas shopping. And I no longer have to worry about what idiot thing Trump and his cronies will get up to next.
    Good for you!!👍🤣🤣

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFarnon View Post
    Yes. And I'm looking to be still better off in the next six months. My employer made me apply for my supervisor license, which means I have to be promoted to a senior tech, which means an automatic 5% raise. And my investments are doing just fine, having reached that inflection point where the account balances grow more than I put in as contributions. I have a reliable car that sips gas. I finally had to fill up last week. It cost me a whole $25, which will last me about a month. My living conditions haven't changed. They are fine. I finally had a meltdown at work, and the result of that was some very much needed time off (paid), and a promise to start getting the legally mandated mid-shift break I haven't gotten since I took my current position about 4 years ago. Improvements at work and in my finances, no change in my overall health. I haven't gotten COVID, probably because I'm fully vaccinated (2 initial shots plus one booster). I need new shoes (too lazy to go shop for them) and new glasses (same thing). I don't have an SO, which is no change and totally a good thing. I don't want an SO. I already finished my christmas shopping. And I no longer have to worry about what idiot thing Trump and his cronies will get up to next.
    Didnt intend the laughing emoji, sorry

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    November inflation at 6.8%, highest in nearly 4 decades.


    If you got a 5% raise you're losing ground.
    If you're getting the 5.9% Social Security raise you're still losing ground.
    How much higher are gas prices where you are?

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    Take an economics course and study the causes of inflation, dumb ass.

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    I always think it's funny when Chuck uses an emoticon that points at himself when he resorts to insult. "Take an economics course and study the causes of inflation, dumb ass.", indeed.

    The irony remains delicious.
    Be your own tenth man.

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    Nice that it pleases your palate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Naill View Post
    Take an economics course and study the causes of inflation, dumb ass.
    If you took a course it's obvious you didn't pass. Old Joe claimed he was at the top of his class too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kazoolaw View Post
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    Take an economics course and study the causes of inflation, dumb ass.
    If you took a course it's obvious you didn't pass. Old Joe claimed he was at the top of his class too.
    Non sequintor, Cas

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    Theres a 24 month surge in demand a with a bottle necked supply chain. None of this is any political persons fault.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Naill View Post
    Theres a 24 month surge in demand a with a bottle necked supply chain. None of this is any political persons fault.
    Hmmm..
    How 'bout the strangler of American oil?

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