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  1. Here she is in the flesh, so to speak:
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    Wall Donations...Trump Needs You!

    For the first time in over thirty years of working for the same company, I'm not getting a federal tax refund. Instead, I have to issue a big check to the U.S. government. As a result, there is no way in hell I'm donating money to any federal causes.
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    Official Iron Dog thread

    I think Team 10 (Morgan and Olds; Polaris) just won for the second year in a row.
  4. Thanks for sharing the process. With that being said, the only way one side or the other will be able to say "I told you so" is if the whole report is released to the public. If that happens, there will be less ammunition to debate whether collusion occurred or not. IMO, a redacted or edited report will do nothing to lessen the current debate.
  5. For the sake of accuracy, Trevor Lawrence did not say that. It's a fake quote.
  6. FWIW, he didn't tweet it, but he did say it during today's cabinet meeting.
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    Amsnow Shootout

    You sound like someone who is trying to come to grips with a loss. You can call me a poser, but IMO, the shootout is the best way to judge the manufacturers against each other. The shootout reflects what the companies put out, not how good a tuner is. If you want to brag that your highly modified sled can beat my stock one, good for you . . . but your win happened because of what you did, not what Cat did, for example.
  8. My question is sort of related to the topic: Why are gas prices high and getting higher? I have not read about any fires at refineries or any shortages of supplies, so why are gas prices up approximately 30% from where they were not too long ago?
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    China's Quiet Cold War

    Yes, China is powerful and potentially dangerous. Yesterday , the Wall Street Journal had an interesting editorial about the immediate effects of China's retaliation to new tariffs. One example mentioned in the article: Alcoa, the biggest producer of aluminum in America, is likely to lose the equivalent of almost 20% of the profits it made during all of last year.
  10. Impact Festival in July -- Avenged Sevenfold, Prophets of Rage, Corrosion of Conformity, Black Label Society, Three Days Grace, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Anthrax, Slayer Also in July -- Radiohead
  11. As some of you have figured out, my math was wrong. If you work 40 hours a week for fifty weeks, you make $90 per hour, not $100. (That's 2000 hours a year, not 1800.) I'd like to be able to blame my mistake on thinking about things like flex time and six or seven weeks of vacation per year, but that's not what happened. I divided wrong.
  12. I'm more of a lurker than a regular poster, but I couldn't resist commenting because I am thoroughly impressed with your salary. 180K is $100 per hour if you work fifty weeks a year. Your salary is WAY above the national average. (See attached chart.) One of my close friends is a longtime industrial electrician for a well-known Maine company, and he makes a third of what you do. That makes sense, though, because Maine is on the low end of the scale when it comes to salaries. At least the cost of living is cheap here . . .
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    Any concerts in your future???

    IMPACT FESTIVAL featuring Avenged Sevenfold Prophets of Rage Marilyn Manson Rob Zombie Powerman 5000 Three Days Grace Slayer Corrosion of Conformity Anthrax Black Label Society Last summer I saw Tool for the third time. If they finally release a new album and go on tour later this year, I'll see them again. I also have Radiohead tickets for a summer show.
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    Best Crossover of the year!

    I've only read about one incident, and it turns out the rear shock was defective. (The owner posts on HCS.) Have you seen a bunch of other reports? If so, where?