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  • in reply to: Picking nettles #822817

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    Would blackberry vines work? I have plenty if you are interested.

    in reply to: Jeopardy-Type Buzzer System? #821474

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    I have a few parts from a similar past project, and I can show you some ideas on how to do this for $20 – $100 depending on how deluxe you would like to get. An easy arts n crafts project.

    k m c c l intic on geemail

    in reply to: avoiding super bowl mayhem #821387

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    @JoB – Turnabout is fair play. Just wait until about 4AM and “accidentally” have you car alarm go off :)

    in reply to: Paper shredding? #821407

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    NW Center, just south of the 1st Ave S bridge has a very reasonable rate for shredding. I called about a year ago and seems like it was a base price of $15-20 and then so much per pound after that.

    in reply to: Basic Talk – extra fees? #819918

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    AT&T Go Phone is the best deal in town. My wife and I have used the service for more than 5 years now. I rarely find a dead spot, and customer service is also great. NO contracts! I pay only for the time I use.

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    The .10 cents per minute plan works well for folks who do not need a lot of cell time. I like the fact that my monthly charge can be anywhere from ZERO to sometimes $5 or $10 in a “busy” month. Same .10 per minute rate to/from anywhere in the US.

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    The best deal is to pay $100 and then your time is good for a full year. No having to worry about refilling the account. And as Mike pointed out, your minutes will “roll over” when you refill the next year. Not to worry about missing a deadline as they are real good about sending out free reminder notices a month or more before your refill is due.

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    You can also buy a “package” of 200 text messages for about $20.

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    If you have a smart phone, you can sign up for one or more months of data ranging from $40 – $60 per month to allow you to have internet if you are traveling.

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    The ATT stores have a great selection of new phones, or to save even more, find a used ATT phone on craigslist or eBay.

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    Some folks may be fine with a cell phone as their only phone. My wife and I still maintain a land line phone through Comcast with NO per minute long distance in the US and Canada.

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    The ATT Go Phone may not be right for you if you use a LOT of minutes.

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    in reply to: End of School Zone on 35th? #819714

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    I don’t think I have seen a sign either.

    in reply to: Find a penny, pick it up… #819594

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    Best trick I have seen is where someone uses epoxy or super glue to attach a penny, or perhaps even a quarter to the concrete :)

    in reply to: Where were the kids? No show halloween #815678

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    In the 100th and 42nd Ave SW area, we had a grand total of two groups, each with 4-5 kids. Good thing that we bought candy that WE like :)

    in reply to: Health insurance broker assistance #815555

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    Not in West Seattle, BUT in the past he says he will make house calls, even to WS. My wife and I have had a WONDERFUL relationship with Dan Maizel on Mercer Island for the past several years. He takes the time to get to know you, and your needs.

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    Dan has 30+ years in the insurance business and really knows the industry. His services are FREE as he makes his salary on commissions. I don’t work for him, but go ahead and tell him Kevin sent you, as I’m just sure one of these days he will buy me a large Starbucks drink :) If you choose to meet with him in his office, he is easy to find, and located almost next to I-90.

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    Dan Maizel & Associates

    Address: 9311 SE 36th St, Mercer Island, WA 98040

    Phone:(206) 232-1882

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    in reply to: Best Neighborhoog Blog #815195

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    bump :) please vote if you have not already done so.

    in reply to: Forum Members Picnic, Sunday Oct 5, 3:00pm Lincoln Park!! #814438

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    Normally I would likely take more photos, but it was more fun to have some great food and conversations.

    Picnic pictures at the link below.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/kevin_mcclintic/sets/

    in reply to: Forum Members Picnic, Sunday Oct 5, 3:00pm Lincoln Park!! #814432

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    I have a half dozen or so pictures from the picnic, but unfortunately do not have email addresses for all who attended. Send me an email at kmcclintic at gee mail dot com if you did not receive your pics. Highlights of the picnic:

    Great food and conversations

    Skeeter the zip line expert

    and… JoB rides the zip line

    in reply to: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TR! #814496

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    H a p p y . B i r t h d a y . T r a c y . !

    in reply to: West Seattle Bridge….. #814326

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    And now we seem to have a “troll” who has joined the thread. I thought the OP’s handle is beaglenut, who joined four years ago.

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    “nutbeagle” joined the forums on 10/02/14

    in reply to: West Seattle Bridge….. #814322

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    Funny how this thread is almost identical in tone and direction to a thread started by beaglenut a whole year ago.

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    https://westseattleblog.com/forum/topic/why-be-selfish-and-not-carpool

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    Most motorcycles area capable of hauling two people, yet beaglenut has not made one mention in either thread about “motorcycle pooling.”

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    Perhaps he just likes to ride alone?

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    in reply to: MIWS taking over the forum picnic #814215

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    @Diane – miws would be the expert, but I’m pretty sure there are three stops along the length of the park.

    in reply to: West Seattle Bridge….. #814310

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    @beaglenut – bicycles are not allowed on the West Seattle Bridge, and if you are talking about motorcycles, riding between rows of stopped cars is illegal, as is riding on the shoulder, not to mention that I have seen folks open their car doors at the last minute to discourage that sort of behavior. I used to see that all the time on California freeways. Certainly, a nasty thing to do, but a cautionary note if you insist that lane splitting is acceptable behavior.

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    Motorcycles are required to obey the same laws as cars. If you refuse to follow the law, then perhaps you are not responsible enough to be riding a motorcycle.

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    section 46.61.608 of the Revised Code of Washington:

    (1) All motorcycles are entitled to full use of a lane and no motor vehicle shall be driven in such a manner as to deprive any motorcycle of the full use of a lane. This subsection shall not apply to motorcycles operated two abreast in a single lane.

    (2) The operator of a motorcycle shall not overtake and pass in the same lane occupied by the vehicle being overtaken.

    (3) No person shall operate a motorcycle between lanes of traffic or between adjacent lines or rows of vehicles.

    (4) Motorcycles shall not be operated more than two abreast in a single lane.

    (5) Subsections (2) and (3) of this section shall not apply to police officers in the performance of their official duties.

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    in reply to: MIWS taking over the forum picnic #814190

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    @miws

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    What can I do to help YOU make this happen? You know how to reach me. Please let me know. Thanks.

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    in reply to: Who does developing of old Super 8 film? #814064

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    You may have a tough time finding a lab in Seattle, but a quick search for super 8 processing pulls up a lot of links.

    Try this one in Burbank CA. Good luck.

    http://www.pro8mm.com/index.php

    in reply to: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum #813896

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    OK, try this TRUE story on for size. It has to be the ultimate put down.

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    Back in the 1970’s in Eugene Oregon there was this lawyer in town who thought he was hot stuff because he owned a Rolls Royce. It was an older Rolls, but still a Rolls.

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    So one day he was driving a couple of friends back from lunch at the local Country Club.

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    His two friends were wealthy timber owners who were worth MANY times more than the lawyer, and so the lawyer turned to his friend in the front seat and asked him if he had ever ridden in a Rolls Royce before?

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    His front seat friend thought about the question for a moment and replied “YES, but never in the front seat before…”

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    My first car was a 1964 Tuxedo Park CJ5 Willys Jeep with a 4 speed transmission, two speed transfer case, and powered by a somewhat underpowered 4 cylinder engine. At the time (46 years ago), it really was my “dream” car, and even now at age 60+… I would LOVE to have another!

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    What I REALLY wanted was a large diesel truck so I could go tour the country, instead of going to college and becoming an architect like I should have.

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    So this truck and I spent the next six years madly in love while traveling just about every highway and byway in the continental United States. About a half million mile adventure all told. Wonderful memories and not enough pictures.

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    One year I even went out and bought her several pairs of really nice panty hose as a gift for being such a faithful companion. We had a lot of fun exploring the country back then.

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    Even though it was 35 years ago, this truck even had an on board telephone, years before anyone even knew what a cell phone was. You would pick up the telephone handset, wait for the operator to come online, identify yourself and then she/he would place the call for you. About $1 dollar a minute as I recall. I used to love to call mom and dad on weekends and let them guess what state I’m in this week.

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    Post trucking years led to the parade of Cadillac’s;

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    A ’59 with the big fins and bullet tail lights.

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    A ’65 Fleetwood with power wing windows and the biggest fully illuminated smoking station that must have been about 10-12 inches wide. Some Fleetwoods in that vintage even featured fold down tray tables just like on an airplane.

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    A ’77 4 door Seville – worst Caddy I ever owned in my opinion.

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    A ’78 Fleetwood with the famous 472 ci engine. It could EASILY reach 70MPH and still be accelerating on the big hill coming out of Redmond on westbound 520. 500 HP as I recall.

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    An ’82 Sedan Deville with the NOT so famous 8-6-4 computer controlled engine. A little digital readout told the driver how many cylinders were operating at a given time.

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    And lastly – an ’87 Sedan Deville with a small block 305, or 307. Nice car once it finally got up to freeway speed (IF it ever did.) Forget about passing another car… except maybe when going down hill.

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    My wife and I even had matching chauffeur hats for use when picking up out of town friends at Sea Tac, and even kept a jar of Grey Poupon and a silver tray in the glove box for those “difficult” cases that thought they were going to trip us up. Most “victims” simply accepted their fate and slinked down in their seats so as not to be seen :)

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    And let’s not forget the bumper mounted 12″ x 18″ US flags that gave these same guests the “embassy car” experience as they were whisked away from the airport concourse.

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    Years later I think I have finally found something that I will be happy driving to my grave… a 1992 Lexus LS 400 with a small V8, and 165K on the odometer. The dealer assures me that this car should be able to make it to 250+K if I keep her lubed and change the oil on a regular basis. My goal is to own a 2007 or later before checkout time.

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    Ohh yes… and the panty hose… I just knew that someone out there would ask about the panty hose.

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    The year was 1980 and Mt. St. Helens had just erupted and the word on the street was that if you were driving a semi truck into Washington, you would be well advised to stop and purchase several pairs to stretch over the air intake to protect the engine from the abrasive effects of the volcanic ash. So I heeded the advice of my fellow drivers and stopped at a large Fred Meyer in Vancouver to purchase my first pair of panty hose.

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    My wife tells me that the popular brand back then was L’eggs, and I spun that rack around and around and around until I found what I thought would be best for my girl.

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    After tiring of spinning the rack, I finally made my selection and sheepishly made my way to the 50+ year old cashier who was easily twice my age, and managed to stammer that “please understand… these are na na na NOT for me” and the nice lady said “that’s OK young man, I have NEVER seen SO many men coming in to buy panty hose” :)

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    PS – I’ve never spun the rack since :)

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    “10-4 – catch you on the flip flop good buddy”

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    in reply to: Silver Toyota Matrix – don't pay that ticket! 9/15/14 8 am #813526

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    Easy enough solution… IF everyone is willing to drive 15MPH through any school zone, at any hour, then these speed cameras would generate NO income, and would probably soon be scrapped.

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    Once the city sees how much money they are losing, you can be assured that these speed traps will be GUARANTEED to be operating at 100% accuracy, with full disclosure of technical details such as operational times, speed tolerance, etc.

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    Read the signs – “20MPH when lights are flashing – OR – if children are present.” This means that that the speeding cameras COULD be activated even outside of normal school hours, and not necessarily with lights flashing.

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    A friend of mine in Renton told me about this scheme, based on the city’s stance that children go to the school to play even when school is out, and there have been reports of folks receiving tickets even when school is OUT and NO beacons are flashing!

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    Get stopped by a police officer for doing 15 in a school zone at midnight?? “But officer, I thought I saw a child on the sidewalk!”

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    Face it, HOW much time will a person lose by driving 15MPH (I choose 15MPH vs 20MPH for speedometer / radar variance) by driving 1000 – 2000 feet to be safe from risking a $189 ticket.

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    And one PS – WHY is this ticket $189 ?? Is one supposed to think they are getting a “deal?” Sounds like pure retail marketing mentality to me.

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    Welcome to the wonderful world of electronic nannyism!

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    in reply to: RANT: Lookie-Loos on my quiet dead-end street['' #813388

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    Exploring unfamiliar dead end streets, thru streets and alleys, can be quite interesting, and a lot of fun! You just never know what you may find.

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    Years ago, I used to know a Seattle Police officer who loved to “patrol” alleys. While the residents probably loved seeing the police presence, his hidden agenda was looking for garage sales and old classic cars that might be for sale :)

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    Just goes to show, that you can never judge a person’s intentions just because they happen to drive, walk, or ride a bicycle down a public street or alley.

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    I would also add that a street sign reading “DEAD END” is often an added reason to pique some folks curiosity.

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    in reply to: Rowing/Paddling/Kayaking from West Seattle to Vashon #813149

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    If you have ANY doubts about your abilities, you might want to read the story written by WS resident, Dr. Scott Redfern of his experiences back in 2009.

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    https://westseattleblog.com/2009/04/rescued-west-seattle-kayaker-shares-his-story-and-gratitude/

    in reply to: has anyone been out in the rain? #812782

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    Very subtle changes – has anyone noticed that some of the leaves are starting to change color? I too WELCOME the rain!

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