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Forum: Shopping / Consumer Products 10-02-2014, 06:37 PM
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Views: 961
Posted By bisjoe
I feel your pain, because a lot of companies do...

I feel your pain, because a lot of companies do this now and their licensees are ruining their formerly good name. I my case it was a Westinghouse TV made by, as it turned out, a licensee in...
Forum: Automotive 09-27-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,007
Posted By bisjoe
Satellite Radio Renewal Cost

We had a free trial with Sirius for 6 months included with our new car. Today the invoice came to renew, for over $100 for 6 months. We used it lot this summer on several long road trips, but not...
Forum: Technology 09-27-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By bisjoe
Many years ago while getting a crown at the...

Many years ago while getting a crown at the dentist, he told me that the glue was made from barnacles.
Forum: National Politics / Debate 10-28-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 751
Posted By bisjoe
I have yet to talk to anyone that is happy with...

I have yet to talk to anyone that is happy with their new healthcare costs. My employer cancelled the copay plan we were on, to avoid the Cadillac tax. Now, despite them paying 10% more than this...
Forum: Transportation / Urban Planning 03-15-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,349
Posted By bisjoe
U-haul is not the only rental company Hertz does...

U-haul is not the only rental company Hertz does have some trucks with towing capability, don't know about Budget or Ryder.
Forum: Art / Entertainment 03-13-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 808
Posted By bisjoe
Anything with Rowan Atkinson is good, though the...

Anything with Rowan Atkinson is good, though the movies seemed a little weak.
the cartoon version is not the same, though. I really like the original, also Blackadder, especially his sidekick...
Forum: Automotive 03-11-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 29,759
Posted By bisjoe
We all have stories that support one side or the...

We all have stories that support one side or the other, and they are just individual experience, not enough to make a judgement. The worst vehicle I ever had was a 1996 Toyota 4Runner. I have also...
Forum: National Politics / Debate 02-23-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,778
Posted By bisjoe
Most local phone companies have a low income...

Most local phone companies have a low income discount, ours (Quest) as low as $15/month for a land line. The library has 25 computers and even allow 75 pages printing per month free.
Forum: National Politics / Debate 02-23-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,778
Posted By bisjoe
There are many people working full time for...

There are many people working full time for minimum wage and making a living. It's simply a matter of living withing your means. Living with your parents, roommate(s) or a less expensive town where...
Forum: National Politics / Debate 02-23-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,778
Posted By bisjoe
There is a big difference between $9 and $20. The...

There is a big difference between $9 and $20. The marketplace should drive wages, not the government, and if anything local government can do a better job based on their own economic conditions. The...
Forum: National Politics / Debate 02-21-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,778
Posted By bisjoe
The problem with that is that productivity has...

The problem with that is that productivity has gone up (in general) due to technology. One can do a lot more work in less time with Excel, for example, than the 1968 full key adding machine, or...
Forum: Food / Drink 02-21-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 722
Posted By bisjoe
I have never seen potatoes stored with...

I have never seen potatoes stored with refrigeration at a store, maybe your store produce person is just not too smart. They should be stored cool and dark. Light makes them turn green and sprout,...
Forum: National Politics / Debate 02-14-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,778
Posted By bisjoe
Costco has 160,292 employees. If they were making...

Costco has 160,292 employees. If they were making minimum wage, and you took the CEO's salary (paid him 0) and divided it up that would only amount to about $3/YEAR per employee.
Forum: National Politics / Debate 02-14-2013, 05:57 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,778
Posted By bisjoe
Leave it up to the states. They can base it on...

Leave it up to the states. They can base it on what their employers can afford, cost of living there, and skills of the local workforce. Here in WA it's already $9.19.
Forum: Alabama 01-23-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,601
Posted By bisjoe
Welcome! I used to be a utility specialist, now...

Welcome! I used to be a utility specialist, now manage a group including the person I hired to replace myself. I wonder if you are doing similar work to what we do? We handle the utility expense and...
Forum: Sports 01-13-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 814
Posted By bisjoe
Same here.

Same here.
Forum: National Politics / Debate 01-09-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 853
Posted By bisjoe
This was predicted years ago when schools first...

This was predicted years ago when schools first stopped "tracking", or grouping kids in classes based on their performance. Now it apparently has come true. When you are raised with the idea that...
Forum: National Politics / Debate 01-07-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,614
Posted By bisjoe
I most of CA even two earners at minimum wage...

I most of CA even two earners at minimum wage would have to get some kind of assistance to make ends meet with the high cost of living. Keep in mind, though, that without Walmart and other low-wage...
Forum: National Politics / Debate 01-06-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,614
Posted By bisjoe
Even $9.15 is not a liveable wage, unless you...

Even $9.15 is not a liveable wage, unless you live with your parents. Especially here in WA where the cost of living is so high. An extra $2/hour is not very helpful if the rent is $400/month more. I...
Forum: National Politics / Debate 01-05-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,903
Posted By bisjoe
I'm not rich by any means and my paycheck was...

I'm not rich by any means and my paycheck was about $70 less Friday, thanks to the Social Security withholding increase. Oh, that's right, unemployment is funded by social security taxes, so I am...
Forum: National Politics / Debate 01-03-2013, 05:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By bisjoe
All it would take is for people to vote against...

All it would take is for people to vote against all incumbents. We have the power, unfortunately it only works if a lot of people do it.
Forum: Seattle / Tacoma 12-25-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,852
Posted By bisjoe
There used to be a good one in Bellevue but it...

There used to be a good one in Bellevue but it went out of business probably 10 years ago. I think the problem is that with so many really good regular Chinese restaurants in the area, people don't...
Forum: California 12-20-2012, 05:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,027
Posted By bisjoe
You should not go to CA without visiting Lake...

You should not go to CA without visiting Lake Tahoe. When are you going" Being at 8,000' elevation you will need to be prepared for driving in the snow this time of year. Same with Yosemite, another...
Forum: Shopping / Consumer Products 11-26-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 880
Posted By bisjoe
Warning-Don't buy a Westinghouse TV

Despite some apparently great deals for Cyber Monday, take some time to read the comments below and also check Westinghouse Digital on the Better Business Bureau, and save yourself a lot of grief....
Forum: National Politics / Debate 11-12-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,017
Posted By bisjoe
Interesting to note that of those polled, 73% of...

Interesting to note that of those polled, 73% of polled Americans identifying themselves as Christian in 2012, and that's down from 86% in 1990. That 73% makes Christianity the highest percentage of...
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