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    I get that sometimes at work not at home. Firefox on both computers. It is just the crappy connection at work. When it gets busy get data traffic jam. I think it might have something to do with ads loading. But I did not stay at a holiday in last night

    in reply to: WANTED: Recommendations for window/door replacements #859003

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    Hi mtnfreak, sorry I can’t recommend someone but just wanted to mention that sometimes the contractor has suppliers that they deal with. I went with the packaged doors that my contractor suggested and I think I should have gone with better quality. Just thought I’d mention it. If you find the doors (and windows) you want they might suggest a contractor. Good luck


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    I don’t know but maybe this is related to the eternal philosophical question about another avian species and why did it cross the road. Is it possible that we may finally have a solution to this age old question or are we seeing the beginning of a phenomenon where the behavior has spontaneously transferred to another bird. Will this mystery of why did the geese cross the road become as baffling as the actions of the common chicken.
    KFC

    in reply to: Left lane drivers #846440

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    Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

    I have looked for Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness only to find a career, a mortgage and managing to keep my head above water. The latter being available to me in such an unpalatable form that it excludes the former. The american dream is being corrupted into the corporation nightmare. I don’t know if I will vote in November but I certainly did not caucus or vote in the primary stuff. Republican or democrat, small handed lying misogynist or lying cuckold lush, tv personality or career politician, they are part of the problem. I include Bernie because he ran as a democrat and now harvests the consequences. They are the weeds that have grown in the vineyard. I am disgusted that they are given the time and attention that they get. It is wrong that we vote with hope instead of consequences. We reward politician promises with our future rather than assessing them on ability and past choices and then wonder how they fooled us again. I can only get some solace in seeing the emptiness in their eyes when they glimpse that they are even more mired in the nightmare than the people that vote for them.
    WINTER IS COMING

    in reply to: Make your vote count without attending the caucus #837522

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    in reply to: check your comcast #829035

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    in reply to: Hillary Clinton #826484

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    I’m still not sure why she is still trying. I don’t think the party likes her as a candidate. I think the main reason she is still running is that she thinks she can play the system and money can win the election. When Bernie started beating her in the polls then she started making noise about financial policy and affordable medication and to me the sounds more like fund raising talk rather than policies.

    in reply to: Oboe teacher needed #828048

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    I was fishing around for possible harmonica stuff and came cross this site https://takelessons.com/ I have not used it so can’t say if it is good or bad. You might also try dusty strings in Fremont, yes their focus is on stringed instruments but they seem to have a strong music community and you might find someone there. Good luck

    in reply to: It's my front yard not your dog toilet #828036

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    Are you guys just playing devils advocate with me? Ideally I would prefer that dogs do their business where their owner lives and there are public places where it is acceptable for your dog to do what it needs to do and a reasonable expectation that you cleanup after them. The issue of whether dog owners have the resources to be good and fair dog owners is a related topic that breaks my heart every time I see a good dog gone bad. The difference between the public road and my front yard is obvious.

    As for a solution, I can only point out what I think is acceptable or unacceptable behavior. If people choose to do the wrong thing I don’t have a solution for that apart from consequences and consistent enforcement and that did not end too good for Mr Kowalski

    in reply to: It's my front yard not your dog toilet #828032

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    This is what I was afraid of and that is why I posted. While you may think it is OK it isn’t even if you pickup which most people do when they can. No I’m not going to go out and build a fence. This is similar to the response that also really frustrates me when people have their car prowled and contents stolen. “Oh you should know better than to leave stuff in your car or not to lock it up” or the neighbor who likes to set off fireworks or the car that parks blocking your driveway because they need to do that quick errand To me consideration and respecting someone else’s space is just a fundamental social standard. There may be some greyness in where that space is but if people were walking by and just throwing garbage onto my lawn then would it be OK to be upset? About 80% of the dog walkers do make an effort and I really appreciate it (thank you!) but the other 20%, like I said before, either don’t see a problem or just don’t care and that is what annoys me.

    in reply to: Rant- learn the law about school buses #826580

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    What about a road with a passing lane (I mean turning lane) like Delridge and the future 35th? Thanks


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    I delivered a good honk yesterday. People who intentionally leave it until the last second to try and cut in for the west Seattle bridge going south on i5 are rotten @(*&#%*&@##&(*%&(*&(@*#$(*@#&%$(*&)(&)!#%!

    in reply to: Too Early Summer? #825143

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    in reply to: Ants and more ants #825271

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    I’ve been using the terro liquid ant bait. They do seem to like the bait but it never really clears them out. I don’t know if it a case of a new colony taking over or just not killing the queen. Anyway while the bait is there they seem to leave my food alone. As soon as the bait is gone they find whatever food is available.

    in reply to: Is it hard to make friends here? #824134

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    I’m a little concerned that most of the replies you will get there will be well intentioned yes people are nice and it will be easy to make friends. Yes if you are “normal” and have the standard 2 kids a cat and a dog. But west Seattle is also quite exclusive by nature and layout. Also a good bit of passive aggressive. All you have to do is look at the rant posts on the forum compared to community positive posts. If you have an opinion that differs to the norm it will be smothered not by those who are against your opinion but by the overpowering desire to enlighten you about how your opinion might be due to a lack of understanding on your part


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    Hey no problem. Lucky I keep some victoria’s secret samples in my car and they seemed to fit just fine! Glad I could help :)

    in reply to: Passport photos in West Seattle #822021

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    If you do a “passport” search on google maps you should see some options. I used walgreens recently and it worked fine.

    in reply to: Recommendation on a Financial Planner #821417

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    You might try looking on linkedin. You might find an advisor that is connected to someone you know or just see a good profile that you like.

    in reply to: Washington bill would allow lane splitting #821505

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    Well there are a couple of problems. One is that the lane width (and lane discipline) here in Seattle sucks, another is that it often leads to motorcycles getting to the front at red lights and then having to zip away because the driver in the car feels they shouldn’t have jumped the line. Another problem is that some drivers will often try a maneuver to discourage a motorcycle lane splitting. I would say in Seattle this would be a very frequent problem even more than other cities. Also slow lane splitting is a bit tough because the motorbike is tougher to handle (avoid potholes and other obstacles) at slow speed and it increases the possibility that drivers will do their anti-splitting reaction. In most cases it is often safer for a motorcycle to swerve rather than any attempt at stopping where you need the bike to be upright and you need to plant your feet on the ground. From a bikers point of view if I can do so safely I would like the option of lane splitting mainly because stop and go commute on a motorbike REALLY sucks.

    in reply to: Need advice about Unemployment #821046

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    So first start claiming your unemployment right away. They work on a week from Sunday to Friday and your first week is a waiting week. Their internet site is pretty straight forward. http://www.esd.wa.gov/index.php

    OK now for what’s next. Everything will have two sides to it. Your agenda as the job hunter and the other side is the employer looking to hire. A lot will depend on the area that you work in and the nature of the work. You might consider making a list of what you liked and disliked about your current job. This should help you figure out what you would like to do next. The main point is do you want to stay in the same work and living in the same location? If yes then just go looking and that is your short term agenda. Your mid term agenda is doing similar work but getting more skills/experience and picking locations that you would like to live/work. The long term agenda is time for a big change. Study or entry level position in another career. You need to prioritize these three choices. If you want a big change then focusing on the short term solution is a mistake. Not just for you but if you go to an employer for the quick fix but you have not worked out your long term agenda they may see these as issues (if they can screen effectively). Work on your resume and get as much feedback/help on it as possible. Two aspects of looking for your next position are technical and networking. I always think of this quote from Lou Holtz when I’m pitching myself as a potential employee “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it” Technically you have to have these three things when you come to the table. The other aspect which I’m terrible at is networking. Reach out to people The current people you work with, people you used to work with and people you want to work with. Don’t just send in a resume. Try to put a name with the position. Either the HR person or the CEO, or the person you might end up working with day to day. http://www.linkedin.com can be a good tool for this. Keep a record of your application history (you’ll need it for unemployment process anyway) If your search will be largely electronic based I would try setting up an email for all employment related stuff. Often with the internet there will be details on what they are looking for in a position but be aware that these details might not stay posted and might be helpful if you are called to interview. The worksource resource is good https://fortress.wa.gov/esd/worksource/Employment.aspx but I find it a bit lacking in that it is there to cater to a very wide range of job seekers and I think tends to cater to the lowest common denominator of unskilled short term employees. (I guess that is their most common customer) And while they are helping you get a job they are also there to make sure you are eligible for your unemployment. The first worksouce meeting they setup for me was on job hunting resources. It was OK but I realized part of the agenda was a bit of cheer leading. It was a bit annoying but it is kind of important as it is a case of perception being reality. It is important to believe that you are employable. Getting laid off is just a change of direction. Use it as on opportunity to get something better for yourself and your family. Also don’t be afraid to take a break and stop and smell the roses. Good luck

    in reply to: Recommendations for knife sharpening services #819371

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    in reply to: 2016 Prediction? #819037

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    As long as the candidates we have to choose between are republican or democrat it is a loose loose. Yes it will be bad to break their system but it is no worse than letting party politics dominate the legislature. I will vote out the incumbents which is why I can’t believe we have the possibility of a Bush or Clinton for president. How can there be three branches of government if the president needs to be D or R. I will vote for the craziest, non-party, non-military, non-corporate, burn down the system, candidate I can find. If the system will give us a candidate like that then super. Hell no to Clinton or Bush.

    in reply to: White gnats #815128

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    I presume they are just what you describe, whiteflies. I guess we just need the cold weather to kick in and in the meantime let the spiders and birds do their thing.

    in reply to: Are barking dogs a problem for you in your neighborhood? #812605

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