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Abilene Slim SASS 81783

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  1. Thx. Around here (Metro KC) total taxes vary depending on where one shops, from 9+% to just under 12%. Local jurisdictions can raise sales taxes to offset the cost of tax breaks lavished on developers. They have the authority to do so without voter approval. The result is a variable sales tax rate from one shopping center to another. Overall cost of living is lower, but our Balkanized tax system is maddening.
  2. Pat, you mentioned sales taxes. Is that just the county tax, or the total tax bill? That is, when you buy a $100 widget, what’s the tax added to the bill?
  3. Windy day here in NE Kansas, but nothing like that. Only 42 mph from a cold front that's passing thru. Hope you're ok up there.
  4. He's gonna have to learn how speak with an accent!
  5. My wife questions my sanity daily on a variety of subjects.
  6. GoDaddy is but one vendor, just like Dick’s sporting goods. Their actions are a drop in the bucket in the scope of things and often discreetly reversed in light of revenue streams. There are and will be others to take its place. That’s what makes America great. No need get my panties in a wad. Adding on, if GoDaddy did in fact give them the boot, why is the original site still up an running? There’s also no mention of it on the site.
  7. There was no struggle, that’s just the way it was in my house & everyone else I knew. edit: we weren’t poor, and we weren’t rich either. Think of “A Christmas Story“ for an image. No complaints.
  8. It's been my understanding the B-1 was rendered incapable of carrying nuclear bombs as a concession to an arms treaty with Soviet Russia.
  9. I thought it was because someone forgot to install the cotter pin.
  10. I’ve got the game on in the background, and the Browns are shredding the Steelers. 28-0 in the first quarter? Now there’s something you don’t see often.
  11. The short answer is due to their molecular makeup, helium transfers heat more readily than nitrogen. I know that doesn’t really help answer your question. I just know that from diving training many years ago. I never used mix gases because at the time it was too dangerous for all but expert commercial divers.
  12. JB Weld now holds that little sucker in place on my open tops.
  13. A man walks out to the street and catches a taxi just going by. He gets into the taxi, and the cabbie says, "Perfect timing. You look just like Frank. Passenger: "Who?" Cabbie: "Frank Feldman... he's a guy who did everything right all the time. Like my coming along when you needed a cab, things happened like that to Frank Feldman every single time." Passenger: "There are always a few clouds over everybody." Cabbie: "Not Frank Feldman. He was a terrific athlete. He could have won the Grand-Slam at tennis. He could golf with the pros. He sang like an opera baritone, and danced like a Broadway star. And you should have heard him play the piano! He was an amazing guy." Passenger: "Sounds like he was something really special." Cabbie: "There's more. He had a memory like a computer. He remembered everybody's birthday. He knew all about wine, which foods to order, and which fork to eat them with. And he could fix anything. Not like me -I change a fuse, and the whole street blacks out. But Frank Feldman, he could do everything right." Passenger: "Wow, some guy then." Cabbie: "He always knew the quickest way to go in traffic and avoid traffic jams. Not like me, I always seem to get stuck in them. But Frank, he never made a mistake, and he really knew how to treat a woman and make her feel good. He would never answer her back, even if she was in the wrong; and his clothing was always immaculate, shoes highly polished too. He was the perfect man! He never made a mistake. No one could ever measure up to Frank Feldman." Passenger: "An amazing fellow. How did you meet him?" Cabbie: "Well... I never actually met Frank. He died, and I married his friggin' wife..."
  14. Yup. When I learned to water ski back in the mid '60s, the standard accoutrement was a ski belt that worked the same way. I noticed when waiting in the water I had to constantly move my arms to keep from going face down. Figured I'd be a dead duck if I was ever unconscious. Oh well, they're handy for dragging the body into the boat.
  15. I agree Dave. I’m also guessing it was a training exercise based on the variety of things being worn, which might explain the marine with the backpack and rifle aboard ship. There was in fact an inflatable flotation belt worn around the waist that was common during the war. It appears the pink-covered boys are wearing them in various states of inflation. I don’t see them on anyone else. https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30016258
  16. I’m all in! Bass, crappie, catfish... Did I say crappie? Yummmm....
  17. I envision a lot a fish spittin’ that out.
  18. Let’s put them in the oven at 425 for 35 minutes and see what happens.
  19. WTH is a barbless hook? Does it come with a social worker who talks the fish into your net?
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