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Forum: Off Topic Forum 14th April 2016, 08:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,059
Posted By ThomM
Re: Apparently, I look like a suicide bomber

I had random cops follow me around after 9-11.
I tend to tan pretty dark and that with my long beard and freedom fighter hat apparently made me suspicious looking. It mostly happened out in western...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th April 2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,359
Posted By ThomM
Re: The high price of health care in U.S.

Which is one way of saying you give money to your government through the tax levy and then the government covers your medical cost with that money through medicare. I also noticed in your other...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 5th April 2016, 08:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 568
Posted By ThomM
Re: Cops Drink n Drive All The Time. So Leave Me Alone.

I had to log in just to give your post a thanks;)
Forum: Off Topic Forum 4th April 2016, 07:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,359
Posted By ThomM
Re: The high price of health care in U.S.

I don't agree that health care is a right, but I do agree it's treated like a commodity.
Like I showed above two of the problems we have here are the C.o.N laws many states have and the way medicaid...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 3rd April 2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,359
Posted By ThomM
Re: The high price of health care in U.S.

What's happened is the aca put more people on medicaid with the promise to doctors that medicaid payments would match medicare payments. Then the government lower medicare payments creating a net...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 3rd April 2016, 08:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,359
Posted By ThomM
Re: The high price of health care in U.S.

Another problem is Certificate of Need laws that many states have.
Basically it prevents new hospitals and doctor run hospitals from being built if the state determines there isn't a need for one....
Forum: Off Topic Forum 1st April 2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By ThomM
Re: Minnesota cafe owner shows homeless man job, not the door

I've taken people in who needed help when I was struggling to make ends meet before. A few weren't the most savory people in the world. But they were also trying to better their position and that's...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 31st March 2016, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By ThomM
Re: This map shows which states have the most structurally deficient bridges

Percentages can be misleading and not tell the whole story.
For example New York came in at 11% of bridges being structurally deficient. That comes out in numbers to 2,012 bridges and doesn't take...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 24th March 2016, 09:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 495
Posted By ThomM
Re: Axl rose to replace Brian Johnson in AC/DC?

They'd be better off doing all instrumentals.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 24th March 2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 410
Posted By ThomM
Re: Generation X skinny and weak

Sure do miss the old days when it was the young generation and the old generation. With all these x,y,z, and millennium crap I don't know who's talking about who anymore.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd March 2016, 07:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 515
Posted By ThomM
Forum: Off Topic Forum 21st March 2016, 06:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 653
Posted By ThomM
Re: Why the new generation is so lazy

Someone I know posted on fb today that she couldn't believe little kids do nothing but play on computers all day.
She didn't like it when I reminded her she was a mother of two little kids who play...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 20th March 2016, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By ThomM
Re: You idiot

Stop spying on me:mad:
Forum: Off Topic Forum 20th March 2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,686
Posted By ThomM
Re: Optical illusion for men

That reminded my of what happened with my father years ago.
He was 88 at the time and in very poor health. I went to his bedroom one morning to see how he was and keep him company. When I walked in...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 20th March 2016, 09:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,686
Posted By ThomM
Re: Optical illusion for men

I keep looking at the license plate and wondering what country it's from.
I never heard of a GT-R until now and have no idea who makes them.
Yes the girl is nice but I know at my age I have no...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 18th March 2016, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 349
Posted By ThomM
Re: Intellectual Property

I'll tell you both what I told and still tell my kids.
How's it feel to want?
Forum: Off Topic Forum 15th March 2016, 10:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 652
Posted By ThomM
Re: Time Does Not Heal All Wounds

I can defiantly relate to that Frank. I've had two dogs that I miss and keep their pictures near my desk. When I got the cat I currently have my thinking was to get a pet I wouldn't get attached to...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11th March 2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By ThomM
Re: R.I.P. Keith Emerson

If not for ELP I'm not sure I ever would of listened to classical music and enjoy it. I will admit though that I add in drums in my head with Carl Palmer in mind.:D
I saw ELP in 73 on their Brain...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11th March 2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By ThomM
R.I.P. Keith Emerson

Another great one gone.
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Rondo/ Bach Improvisations - Live in Switzerland, 1970 - YouTube
Forum: Off Topic Forum 27th February 2016, 11:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,867
Posted By ThomM
Re: Cheryl Tiegs Criticizes Sports Illustrated Full Figure Swim Suit Cover

For example I think a female that thinks for herself, is intelligent and not afraid to get her hands dirty is sexy as all hell regardless of what she weights or looks like.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 27th February 2016, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By ThomM
Re: Food for thought

Just to clear things up here a little. Living off of social security and medicare at the end of your life is a tad different from living off of welfare and food stamps your whole life.
First you...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 19th February 2016, 04:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 263
Posted By ThomM
Re: Not sure which song fits my week

Yes they are Whatever;)
Terra I've never heard that song, and I'm not going to listen now:D
Kay I knew the pipe was frozen, just didn't know it ruptured till it thawed. Usually here when a pipe...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 19th February 2016, 03:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 263
Posted By ThomM
Not sure which song fits my week

Thanks to the bitter cold weekend I had a water pipe freeze in the basement. After it thawed I found it had ruptured in two places. Both spots are in the old thick wall copper pipe and not the newer...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 19th February 2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By ThomM
Re: If You Take Drugs Your Brain Will Turn into a Fried Egg, but No bacon Apparently!

Not really. In the case of dangerous drugs like meth it could be looked at as a health and addiction problem and lead to treatment instead of a criminal problem which leads to jail.
Decriminalizing...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 16th February 2016, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By ThomM
Re: Six ways Mushrooms can save the world

He may have been. Read numbers 1 and 5;)
11 Odd Facts About 'Magic' Mushrooms (http://www.livescience.com/48704-odd-facts-about-magic-mushrooms.html)
I don't actively hunt or grow Psilocybe...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 16th February 2016, 11:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 519
Posted By ThomM
Re: ZNation

I liked it more then TWD. The "crew" in Znation have a purpose and a sense of humor.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11th February 2016, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By ThomM
Six ways Mushrooms can save the world

A short (17 mins) video from Ted Talk by Paul Stamets.
https://www.ted.com/talks/paul_stamets_on_6_ways_mushrooms_can_save_the_world?language=en
I've used his Fungi products for years both indoors...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 8th February 2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 7,171
Posted By ThomM
Re: Official 2015-16 NFL Thread

When I got home from watching the game I caught that skit.
It was the hardest I laughed all day.:D
As for the game a friend of mine said it best I thought.
He said it looked like the old and...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 6th February 2016, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By ThomM
Re: Free stuff, LOTS! of free stuff on reddit.com/r/freebies

Not sure if it;s in your area but freecycle is pretty good also https://www.freecycle.org/
I've gotten a few things through there including the Raspberry bushes in my yard.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 28th January 2016, 01:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 338
Posted By ThomM
Re: Check Out The States With The Most Dry Counties — As If Prohibition Never Ended

When I lived in Tampa years ago Hillsboro county didn't allow alcohol sales on Sunday. Almost every road going out of the county had a convenience store just over the county line selling beer and...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 25th January 2016, 08:50 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 7,171
Posted By ThomM
Re: Official 2015-16 NFL Thread

Well I didn't see this coming. Winston is going to the Pro Bowl in place of Brady. That makes 5 Bucs, three from offense going to Hawaii. Jameis Winston Headed to Pro Bowl!...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 24th January 2016, 01:20 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 3,251
Posted By ThomM
Re: I'm Ready for the East Coast Blizzard. Bring it On!

Simple pleasures for simple minds;)
Forum: Off Topic Forum 24th January 2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 3,251
Posted By ThomM
Re: I'm Ready for the East Coast Blizzard. Bring it On!

I actually am pretty careful with it Frank.
I don't have a very long driveway but I break it up into small sections when I shovel. If it's a heavy snow my friend plows it for me.
I'm sure not...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 24th January 2016, 11:55 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 3,251
Posted By ThomM
Re: I'm Ready for the East Coast Blizzard. Bring it On!

This is from a few years ago but pretty typical for my area.https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150107961808343&l=76f8c28aaa...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 24th January 2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 3,251
Posted By ThomM
Re: I'm Ready for the East Coast Blizzard. Bring it On!

Same here Kay. When I plowed I had to be out in it and actually enjoyed it. Now I get what I need before a storm and watch the snow through the window:D
Unless it's a heavy snow I still shovel my...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 24th January 2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 3,251
Posted By ThomM
Re: I'm Ready for the East Coast Blizzard. Bring it On!

Not even one snow flake.
In fact total snow accumulation in the yard for the whole winter so far is less then an inch.
We do have a chance of another rain storm this Tuesday though:D
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd January 2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 358
Posted By ThomM
Re: Would you eat dinner hanging from a crane 150 ft in the air?

Not me. I'd be to busy filling my pants from the front and back:D
Forum: Off Topic Forum 23rd January 2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 3,251
Posted By ThomM
Re: I'm Ready for the East Coast Blizzard. Bring it On!

That's why we call snow storms "heart checks" up here;)

I'm enjoying the heck out of this storm. Normally I'm getting hammered with a couple of feet of snow while you all get a dusting to nothing....
Forum: Off Topic Forum 21st January 2016, 01:28 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 7,171
Posted By ThomM
Re: Official 2015-16 NFL Thread

Here's a better one;)
Forum: Off Topic Forum 14th January 2016, 12:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 413
Posted By ThomM
Re: Next Ice Age On Earth Delayed By...Us!

Longer riding season, less need for long johns, sounds like a good idea to me.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 14th January 2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 695
Posted By ThomM
Re: The next big war might be over phosphorus

Yep the money made from oil and the control of it.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 13th January 2016, 12:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 695
Posted By ThomM
Re: The next big war might be over phosphorus

I studied soil science in college and have continued studying that field ever sense. The simple fact is with our current trend of commercial farming practices we will face a Phosphorus shortage at...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 3rd January 2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 528
Posted By ThomM
Re: The U.S. Underground Economy...

Well it is Sunday. :D
Forum: Off Topic Forum 3rd January 2016, 10:22 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 6,666
Posted By ThomM
Re: States with higher minimum wage laws show faster job growth rates

So why do they feel the need for the government to tell them to raise their employees wages instead of just doing it themselves?
Forum: Off Topic Forum 2nd January 2016, 11:01 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 6,666
Posted By ThomM
Re: States with higher minimum wage laws show faster job growth rates

True. Sometimes people have businesses just because it fits their passion.
I remember seeing an interview back when San Fran raised it's min. wage. The guy owned a small book store because he loved...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 2nd January 2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 6,666
Posted By ThomM
Re: States with higher minimum wage laws show faster job growth rates

AS for helping people with the other things, I have no problem helping people either Claude. But I'd rather help them to get back on their feet then to continuously help them stay down.
Over time...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 1st January 2016, 04:01 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 6,666
Posted By ThomM
Re: States with higher minimum wage laws show faster job growth rates

I'm against state mandated wages myself Claude.
That and the other things you mentioned that you say help the weak I say they help them stay weak.
One of the things about a min. wage and people...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 1st January 2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 552
Posted By ThomM
Re: Predictions for 2016 here

I predict that I will still have no desire to predict anything.
I will predict there's a chance I'll wake up tomorrow still bald and still not caring about.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 31st December 2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 6,666
Posted By ThomM
Re: States with higher minimum wage laws show faster job growth rates

When I was a kid my parents would bring me to NYC at least once a month. Three things we always did where get a street pretzel, have lunch at an Automat and have a dinner at Luchows. Like you said...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 30th December 2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 6,666
Posted By ThomM
Re: States with higher minimum wage laws show faster job growth rates

I have a feeling you're right.
Automation of jobs has been going on for as long as there's been jobs. If not automation then efficiency.
When I started in the landscaping field a mowing crew was...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 30th December 2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 528
Posted By ThomM
Re: The U.S. Underground Economy...

Both articles are a couple years old at least. They both try to make it sound like it's a new thing when in reality it's been going on for many, many years.
My first two jobs as a kid would be...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 27th December 2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 382
Posted By ThomM
Re: So, What Did You Get For Christmas And?

My 5 year old Autistic grandson gave me a hug and said he loved me for the first time. Best gift I could get.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 27th December 2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 6,666
Posted By ThomM
Re: States with higher minimum wage laws show faster job growth rates

Like my father use to say "Our government is a reflection of the people who elect them".
But to be fair our two parties have gone above and beyond to insure we have a limited choice in who we can...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 16th December 2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 722
Posted By ThomM
Re: This is my favorite Song. What yours

So many favorites, so little time.
Currently these two start my day. Got to have mellow in the morning.
Masters Of Reality "Ants In The Kitchen" "Goin' Down" (Live At The Viper Room) - YouTube
...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 13th December 2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,846
Posted By ThomM
Re: COP21 Climate Change Summit Reaches Deal In Paris

It's all irrelevant until we rein these guys in. I wonder if they are exempt again. (old article, still relevant) 2. US Department of Defense is the Worst Polluter on the Planet – Top 25 of 2011...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 9th December 2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 930
Posted By ThomM
Re: Safyre, a 5 year old burn victim would like a Christmas Card from you.

This update was on the news today. Send Schenectady's super survivor Sa'fyre Terry a Christmas card (http://news10.com/2015/12/09/spread-the-love-by-sending-safyre-terry-a-christmas-card/)
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