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Forum: Off Topic Discussion Today, 12:58 PM
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Posted By kgrove
Not everyone's experience will be the same so I'd...

Not everyone's experience will be the same so I'd recommend reaching out to your doctor or take prior post drballenbc up on his offer for a PM. In my case, I could still use the computer or read...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion Yesterday, 11:34 PM
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Posted By kgrove
I'm not an opthamologist, but here's what I think...

I'm not an opthamologist, but here's what I think I know. As you age, your lenses become less flexible and you'll have trouble focusing up close - hence reading glasses. Any lens you put over or on...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion Yesterday, 12:35 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 10,220
Posted By kgrove
Interesting. It appears nearly every President in...

Interesting. It appears nearly every President in office since FDR has had or attempted some form of recording in the Oval...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion Yesterday, 11:46 AM
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Views: 10,220
Posted By kgrove
According to the Nixon Library, it was Nixon....

According to the Nixon Library, it was Nixon.
https://www.nixonlibrary.gov/forresearchers/find/tapes/learn/history.php
Forum: Off Topic Discussion Yesterday, 10:54 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 10,220
Posted By kgrove
You have to throw Nixon on any list of worst...

You have to throw Nixon on any list of worst Presidents as well. His policy stances etc are within the normal range and you can even argue that some of his foreign policy achievements showed some...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 12-02-2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 10,220
Posted By kgrove
I really hope the color is just faded with the...

I really hope the color is just faded with the age of the advertisement. If not, that is the worst Canadian red I've ever seen. It looks more like a Texas Longhorn boat than Canadian. That had to...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 12-02-2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 10,220
Posted By kgrove
Ok now you've gone too far, buddy! When...

Ok now you've gone too far, buddy! When Mastercraft makes a 2017 Maple Leaf boat, you can share your opinion any time you like, but so long as that '77 boat says "Stars and Stripes", you keep your...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 12-01-2016, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By kgrove
It can still come into play. My car has a backup...

It can still come into play. My car has a backup camera, and in poorly lit areas it is quite difficult to find pedestrians crossing behind you. If they are straight behind, the backup lights...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 12-01-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 10,220
Posted By kgrove
There are sometimes good reasons. There are some...

There are sometimes good reasons. There are some jobs we've effectively allowed to move overseas because we've decided we don't want the environmental disaster that some of the older and cheaper...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 11-30-2016, 11:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By kgrove
Depends why you want tint. If you're primary...

Depends why you want tint. If you're primary objective is to keep the car cooler and protect fabrics from UV, then go as light as possible.

A little warning too - dark tint makes backing up at...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 11-30-2016, 06:18 PM
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Views: 365,113
Posted By kgrove
Another joke with multiple variants: What's the...

Another joke with multiple variants:
What's the difference between a [insert mascot of most hated team here] and a skunk lying dead in the middle of the road? There are skidmarks in front of the...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 11-30-2016, 06:16 PM
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Posted By kgrove
That joke has many variants. The one I most often...

That joke has many variants. The one I most often hear:
What's the difference between a carp and a lawyer? One is a slimy, scum sucking bottom dweller. The other is a fish.

You can basically insert...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 11-29-2016, 06:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 812
Posted By kgrove
I'm quite familiar with Cabo. It's a little far...

I'm quite familiar with Cabo. It's a little far from you - carribbean or FL would be much closer... even Cancun is probably easier for you. The upside to Cabo relative to other Mexico locations is...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 11-29-2016, 05:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 812
Posted By kgrove
I guess to each their own. My wife and I took the...

I guess to each their own. My wife and I took the kids to NOLA a couple years ago about this time of year and everyone had a blast. It clearly doesn't appeal to everyone. Those who aren't mugged or...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 11-28-2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 10,220
Posted By kgrove
Agree, though I think the right order of...

Agree, though I think the right order of operations would be to first have some evidence of voter fraud before doing a recount. To my knowledge, there has been absolutely no evidence at all of...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 11-27-2016, 12:38 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,335
Posted By kgrove
Best summary yet. I think the protests are a...

Best summary yet.

I think the protests are a confluence of Trump specific issues and that young people are on average very opposed to Trump, and young people tend to show their disagreement in the...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 11-24-2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 10,220
Posted By kgrove
That really is an interesting question. Among my...

That really is an interesting question. Among my circle of friends and acquaintances, every single HRC voter I knew was actually voting against trump, so a less extreme version of Trump would have...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 11-22-2016, 05:00 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,335
Posted By kgrove
The problem with annualizing salaries for...

The problem with annualizing salaries for comparison is that you can't deposit that extra "theoretical" salary. You might earn 45K in just 10 months, but you have to live on it for 12. Clearly many...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 11-22-2016, 11:26 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,335
Posted By kgrove
Sounds good, but generally speaking school...

Sounds good, but generally speaking school districts are tight on funding and they've been hacking away at budgets everywhere they can including supplies. Teachers are spending their own money...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 11-21-2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,335
Posted By kgrove
Actualy they work more like 10 months a year and...

Actualy they work more like 10 months a year and I'd hazard a guess at 60 hrs a week. They do indeed get most holidays off. Compare that to most jobs that require a college degree and it is pretty...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 11-21-2016, 01:54 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,335
Posted By kgrove
Not realistic. Many parents would freak out about...

Not realistic. Many parents would freak out about any reduction to their kids' summer breaks. Even if they didn't, teachers already work more hours than most people realize and for pretty crappy pay....
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 11-21-2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,335
Posted By kgrove
My opinion differs slightly. The problem with...

My opinion differs slightly. The problem with education is beauracracy. It has several impacts:

Standardized testing: there is nothing wrong with standardized testing by itself. There are great...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 11-20-2016, 11:35 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,335
Posted By kgrove
Truthfully I think if more people had learned to...

Truthfully I think if more people had learned to read and understand ANYTHING in school, we wouldn't be having these conversations.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 11-18-2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,335
Posted By kgrove
Yeah, the liberals have the monopoly on jackass...

Yeah, the liberals have the monopoly on jackass protesters.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ups4FeSuHvY

Unfortunately this is from my city. We all need to realize both sides have extremists. Neither...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 11-15-2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 605
Views: 28,094
Posted By kgrove
I so wish this were true. I have kids at two...

I so wish this were true. I have kids at two different high schools. Both schools have had to lecture kids and parents about post-election behavior problems. Both schools have had a rash of white...
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