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  • in reply to: Another 1% Talking About Income Inequality #822978

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    Thank you everyone for your responses. I was already prepared for different responses based on everyone’s different circumstances.

    1999 me had me retired by now, and I am pretty sure I owned a vineyard, yacht, and a bunch of vacation properties.

    Today, I am l trying to cut through the financial marketing spin, the government spin, and balance that with my own reality.

    My spouse and I are clearly not the 1%, but we are doing well by our own metrics, and maybe better than average?

    Ultimately, our own metrics are what counts.

    It’s not getting what you want, its wanting what you got. Thank you Cheryl Crow.

    The which side of the gate convo is very appreciated. I have a degree in Political Science for the 70’s in LA, and economic revolution was a big topic.

    I had the pleasure of spending a week in the Loire Valley of France a few years ago, and got to see some of the amazing Chateau’s in the valley. Many of the original builders and owners were in fact dealt with in the streets of Paris during the revolution, but many were not. The one’s who were spared, were the owner’s who were focused on the future, not holding on to the past wealth they had amassed.

    in reply to: Another 1% Talking About Income Inequality #822969

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    What is the official definition of the 1%?

    What is your definition of 1%?

    We all have our own goals outside of what the Media and Wall Street tell us, and I am still genuinely confused. Based on what I read and hear, financially I have been rich and poor more than a couple of times in my life, and really want to know what the group is thinking.

    If I was going to classify myself right now, based on the news about average debt, savings, and retirement, I would score myself at 75-80%.

    Thanks for your input on the discussion.

    in reply to: Rant: Admiral Chevron car wash #808082

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    Before small claims, I would suggest finding out if this is an ownership property or corporate owned property. Then I would take your situation to that level above the store manager to find resolution. The manager at the location may not be empowered to make things right for you the customer, and also may be afraid or not know how to take this to the next level.

    Your situation sucks, no doubt about it, but the person you are dealing with at the store might be in conflict with helping you, and preserving his/her job.

    If you do not get satisfaction after that, then small claims seems like the way to go.

    Using small claims as a threat is not a great strategy to get resolution on the front end, use it only as a last result.

    Good Luck.

    in reply to: What is your favorite cheap beer? #808068

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    Life is too short for cheap beer and wine, once you have the taste for the good stuff.

    I used to drink Coors in quantity, but once developing a taste for the good stuff (Manny’s is King) and other craft beers, I cannot drink the basic beers anymore.

    With budget in mind, I will consume one great beer, sip it instead of gulping, and back that with sips of water to satisfy the urge to put a glass to my lips.

    I don’t know if that helps you, but that is the story of a guy who used to drink the regular beers.

    Quality over Quantity if you can do it.

    Good luck on your search.

    in reply to: Clear 4G reception in West Seattle? #804409

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    Diane, I use both the hotspot and a usb modem. I live down on the waterfront of Duwamish Head.

    Both products work, but not at the speed a person might be wanting. All the coverages down here are weak, my Verizon Wireless signal for my phone is the strongest of all.

    It seems the only alternative for us down here is comcast cable wifi solutions.

    I don’t know how well Clear works on the top of the hill, I would assume better than down here where all the signals get muddled.

    My clear USB modem is very fast when I take my laptop over to work in Bellevue, so the technology is pretty good, just weak signal strength here at home.

    Bill

    in reply to: Goodbye Old Friends #788726

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    The Title of the post is plural.

    I am guessing there is more than one tree that is scheduled for removal.

    in reply to: Memorial Question #778901

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    Thank you Clark, I knew I could count on the WSB community. I will pass the information on to the family.

    in reply to: Seeking: someone to fix 2 (!) Ikea chests of drawers #778830

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    OP, Have you tried IKEA’s customer service? I know firsthand some of their gear can be frustrating, but they stock all the parts and have staff to help customers with issues.

    NO I do not work for IKEA, just a customer over the years.

    in reply to: Leaky Kitchen Faucet #778787

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    Or, tear down the house and put up an apartment building, or maybe a parking lot.

    Sorry, I could not resist a snark.

    in reply to: There's rude, and then there's Ole-rude #770804

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    The positive side to this story is now people in Seattle can have a clear view of John’s house.

    in reply to: RANT: 35th and Avalon (ARGH) #771691

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    “Pahhrrging” structure for the new bus system.

    Yes I know, talk like a pirate day was yesterday, sorry to p/o some people.

    in reply to: Rave: Blackboard Bistro #771703

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    I have not dined there for a while, thanks for the positive reminder. The first time I went there, I though the dishes on the menu were put together to match what were fresh, trendy, and overly complex.

    I was so wrong,

    the meal was amazingly delicious.

    See you Saturday night if I can get a reservation.

    Bill


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    I lived in an area in TX that had every kind of access for internet, phone, and tv. The catch comes at access for the provider to reach your home. Google presumably will need to tear up streets to lay the fiber optic cable, and then there will be easement and other access issues before it would be delivered to anyone’s house. Verizon has had fiber optic cable/internet for a few years, and a number of my neighbors were quite happy with it.

    in reply to: Let me be the first to say….. #762836

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    I second that emotion!

    Thank you Somkey,

    cretin9 and Robinson.

    in reply to: Athena's Gyros #762064

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    Where is Athena’s? I will check it out and form my own opinion thank you.

    in reply to: Ex-Gang Member Reaches Out to Local Youth #750966

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    Thank you David for this posting.

    SR Garza has a very important lesson to be taught. I hope all parents with children at risk will attend this event. I look forward to meeting you David, and reintroducing myself to SR Garza. I may be wrong, but I met him in a different era, late 70’s. If I am correct, his crew saved my life one evening.

    in reply to: Incident at the Seattle Public Library #746824

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    Channel 7 news just teased the story, it will follow the commercial break.

    in reply to: Incident at the Seattle Public Library #746779

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    Disturbing to say the least.

    What would the Police Departments position be if the guy was sitting on a bench reading a pornographic magazine? OK behavior because the content is protected? I think I might risk an assault charge and drag him out of there by his neck.

    in reply to: I make a motion that from now on. . . . #745826

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    I for one “Second that Emotion”

    Thanks Smokey for the use of your line.

    Shall we refer to the West Seattle Bridge as the bridge, and then identify any other bridges that may be discussed?

    in reply to: Yeah, that was me spun out… #745598

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    Lazybeard, I saw your adventure on channel 7, maybe you can get a video clip from them.

    Glad everything worked out, you had some great helpers there. We should all be so lucky in a time of misadventure.

    in reply to: Wi-Fi in France #744858

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    Thank you everybody.

    in reply to: Do not visit list for solicitors? #744677

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    I used to answer the door with a big kitchen carving knife in hand, and then say “Oh, I was expecting an old friend for dinner”

    in reply to: Turducken? #742709

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    I am not sure if they stock them, but I think Whole Foods meat department will make one for you if you order ahead of time. When I lived in TX there was a place over in Louisiana that shipped also, I cannot remember the name of the town though.

    in reply to: Occupy A Victory! Big Banks Running Scared. #739439

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    I severed my Chase relationships (accounts) two years ago, and BofA goes away this week. Maybe Big Banks will realize it is our money that gets deposited in these accounts, and they are entrusted to manage, not screw customers.

    in reply to: RAVE: Tuscan Tea Room #719420

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    grr, They definitely owe you lunch, adding my family and friends as new diners will more than cover your tab. Thanks for the link so I could check out the menu.

    Q? How big is the dining area, and how crowded is it on a typical Saturday night?

    My wife and I, and dining companions, usually work spur of the moment instead of making reservations, and would love to be able to just drop in for dinner.

    Thanks,

    Bill at Duwamish Head.

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