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  1. Thread: Life Hacks

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    Why can't they just be called "tips?" ...

    Why can't they just be called "tips?"

    grumble.

    get off my lawn.
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    I'm sure she has those advisors, and listened to...

    I'm sure she has those advisors, and listened to them, and that they probably know more about it than we do. That said, again, it is not expected that Western women cover their hair in Saudi Arabia...
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    But this ISN'T a rule for foreign visitors. ...

    But this ISN'T a rule for foreign visitors. While I get the symbolism, she wasn't flouting anything because it's not a rule to begin with.
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    I think that sounds great :)

    I think that sounds great :)
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    It's actually not the "dress code" or a "rule"...

    It's actually not the "dress code" or a "rule" for foreign dignitaries/visitors.
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    Well of course. But it's our job to help them...

    Well of course. But it's our job to help them figure this stuff out. I just don't get the idea of forcing a kid to eat meat if it is emotionally distressing to them.

    Seems to me it would be a...
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    I just remember doing the motel 6 one year with a...

    I just remember doing the motel 6 one year with a group and the toilets broke/overflowed in 2 out of 3 of our rooms. LOL.
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    LOL. Seriously, I do not get this issue at...

    LOL.

    Seriously, I do not get this issue at all. She doesn't cover her head, people screech about her lack of diplomatic etiquette (even though it's not required and plenty of other US women in...
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    I went through a phase around 6 where I really...

    I went through a phase around 6 where I really didn't want to eat animals - I really loved animals and was profoundly disturbed by the idea of killing them. For me it didn't last (by 12 I was...
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    They did NOT blur her face on Saudi state TV, it...

    They did NOT blur her face on Saudi state TV, it was someone who uploaded the video to youtube that apparently did that, but on the broadcast they did not edit her out.
    ...
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    Why does patriotism = war, so often? I just...

    Why does patriotism = war, so often?

    I just don't get how watching people kill each other in a misguided war = love of country.

    You know what would make me feel patriotic? Movies about people...
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    Um... I don't know about other people but I'm...

    Um... I don't know about other people but I'm certainly not "fearful" of this movie, and feel like this analysis is akin to saying people are "just jealous" when they criticize a certain internet...
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    Zulily has Breyer horses today :)

    Just in case. :)

    They're way discounted, and have some nice models!

    http://www.zulily.com/e/breyer-120537.html?pos=31&section=kids&sPos=1 (not sure that link will work, if not go to...
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    Same here, but would definitely put it in the...

    Same here, but would definitely put it in the 90s.

    Not that that helps....
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    Except that the war in question really had...

    Except that the war in question really had nothing to do with 9/11. There were no Iraqis involved in the execution or planning of 9/11. The war in Iraq happened because we were sold on the idea...
  16. That might have been one of my fantasy reasons...

    That might have been one of my fantasy reasons for kind of wanting to learn, LOL. I'm always astounded when people go on the race without having at least a basic understanding of how to do this...
  17. What bothers me a lot more is the many bankers,...

    What bothers me a lot more is the many bankers, investors, and politicians who engage in behavior that directly hurts thousands upon thousands of people (risky loans, bad investment vehicles, laws...
  18. I would just like to say, that after being...

    I would just like to say, that after being budgeted a mid six figure amount for a tech refresh for certain government stuff, I submitted a req which was accepted and will be doing the job for mid...
  19. I'm pretty bad with manuals (I can do it, just...

    I'm pretty bad with manuals (I can do it, just don't have a good feel for it, LOL) but my car does have a nifty thing where you can put it in "almost manual" mode and downshift if you need to,...
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    That was the trick, at the time our grandparents...

    That was the trick, at the time our grandparents lived there though all the work and assets belonged to my stepfather, we actually lived in the house my mother had bought prior to their marriage.
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    This is so depressing. I was very lucky to get...

    This is so depressing. I was very lucky to get through college on a large merit scholarship and no debt. I graduated 15 years ago and the cost of tuition at that school has about doubled, which is...
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    heh. Some of Ollie's expressions are so much...

    heh. Some of Ollie's expressions are so much like my horse's I couldn't help but laugh. The one with Doug on him, coming over the trotting pole, his face looks just like Yoda's the first time my...
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    I'm just saying that was the problem *I* had with...

    I'm just saying that was the problem *I* had with it, and movie critics do judge on different factors than "true to the real story". I was never able to shake the feeling that I was watching actors....
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    Oh, for sure. But that is not all a movie can...

    Oh, for sure. But that is not all a movie can and should be judged on.

    I think if Unbroken got poor reviews, it would be for the kinds of reasons I didn't like it much - the acting, the "feel,"...
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    I liked Unbroken, but didn't love it, and if I...

    I liked Unbroken, but didn't love it, and if I had to review it would say that the acting/dialogue was a little forced, and it erred on the side of melodramatic. The opening was fantastic, but after...
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