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  1. Comment on 'You Just Don't Touch That Tap Water Unless Absolutely Necessary' in ~enviro

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    I have been saying this for a long time, and people kept telling me I was crazy! People always ask me, "You really think tap water is any different than bottled or whatever else?" I just know the...

    Drinking water is delivered nationally via 1 million miles of pipes, many of which were laid in the early to mid-20th century, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers. Those pipes are now nearing the end of their life spans.

    I have been saying this for a long time, and people kept telling me I was crazy!

    People always ask me, "You really think tap water is any different than bottled or whatever else?" I just know the water lines to my neighborhood have been buried a very very long time and when something is buried no maintenance can be done and they just fall apart. My house is 100 years old and I know the same lines are there.

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  2. Comment on Barry - HBO - dark comedy/action series starring Bill Hader in ~tv

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    Oh I am definitely excited. Hader did great. Winkler had me laughing a lot. He told that cop he had info on the case and got her to dinner...

    Oh I am definitely excited. Hader did great. Winkler had me laughing a lot. He told that cop he had info on the case and got her to dinner...

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Barry - HBO - dark comedy/action series starring Bill Hader in ~tv

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    Bill Hader definitely learned a lot in season 1. This show is really good because it is so fresh. It has a great concept, but at times in season one - you could tell Hader lacked the acting...

    Bill Hader definitely learned a lot in season 1. This show is really good because it is so fresh. It has a great concept, but at times in season one - you could tell Hader lacked the acting experience to land certain things. I think he did great for the most part, but at times he delivered things cheesey. The biggest one being where they were going to go after the convey at the air strip and the marine wanted to bum rush them and Hader goes on about I really think surgical is the best way here. The whole speech just wasn't delivered well. You could see what he was going for definitely, but he wasn't hitting it.

  4. Comment on The bottom 90 percent are still poorer than they were in 2007 in ~misc

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    So what can actually be done? A lot more people have degrees today so it's harder to stand out. And a lot of the time hard work just isn't enough. ANd a lot of the time people aren't paid what...

    So what can actually be done? A lot more people have degrees today so it's harder to stand out. And a lot of the time hard work just isn't enough. ANd a lot of the time people aren't paid what they are worth, but have families. So what is the answer? Raise wages? More education? Should more people be seeking trade based careers?

    3 votes
  5. Comment on "The American Dream" is now a coin flip. 50% of Americans will not make more than their parents, and it correlates strongly with where they live. in ~news

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    My home town surprised me. I don't think it's accurate though.

    My home town surprised me. I don't think it's accurate though.

  6. Comment on How We Know Kavanaugh Is Lying in ~news

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    Well no matter how he defends (presents) himself people are going to say, "See - He is acting that way because he is guilty." Then when he doesn't defend himself they will say he is guilty because...

    Well no matter how he defends (presents) himself people are going to say, "See - He is acting that way because he is guilty." Then when he doesn't defend himself they will say he is guilty because he isn't fighting / defending himself. It's a lose lose. People want him to be guilty at this point more than they care if he is or isn't. This is all just about how he presented himself. And no one was going to like him no matter how he presented himself. I feel like this is all about presentation not whether he is guilty or not and he could have gone in there and presented himself any which way and people would still pick him apart.

    5 votes
  7. Comment on The Good Place is one of the funniest, most original shows I've seen in a long time in ~tv

  8. Comment on The Good Place is one of the funniest, most original shows I've seen in a long time in ~tv

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    Maybe it's just me but the twelfth dude man combination gets old. Big TD fan though.

    Maybe it's just me but the twelfth dude man combination gets old.

    I don't know man, I mean I was at the store and this dude totally did this thing and I was like man don't do that, dude.

    Big TD fan though.

  9. Comment on The Good Place is one of the funniest, most original shows I've seen in a long time in ~tv

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    I don't know. Kristen Bell gets on my nerves. Every character she plays is the exact same. Some tom boy ish woman who says dude and man every other word trying to seem relatable and not old.

    I don't know. Kristen Bell gets on my nerves. Every character she plays is the exact same. Some tom boy ish woman who says dude and man every other word trying to seem relatable and not old.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on 14 days' jail for killing 406 wedge-tailed eagles 'inadequate', animal groups say in ~enviro

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    They aren't hiding things. I meant they are hiding behind laws kind of like this. The thing with this is, the employee took the fall and the employer was protected based on how the law works...

    They aren't hiding things. I meant they are hiding behind laws kind of like this. The thing with this is, the employee took the fall and the employer was protected based on how the law works despite being in the wrong.

    I don't want to deter this topic so I won't go into great detail, but apartment complexes are notorious for these kinds of things. The laws are set up in a way that people running the complexes can get away with a lot of stuff.

    A lot of leases have it written out that they need to give you 24 hours notice to enter your apartment. The things is, the tenant never actually has to see the notice. So they can just enter and later say, "We put a note on your door Tuesday. The wind must have blown it off."

    It is completely legal for them to put a note of your door and that legally counts as communicating with you even if there was never a back and fourth. SOmething will come up later and they will say, Well we went over this new policy with you early in the year. And what they mean is - they left a note on your door and someone took it down before you saw it or they never actually put the note up.

    There are all kinds of laws that allow people running complexes to get away with things because they have no burden of proof. The laws give these people a lot of lee way and room to operate. So much they can control situations. I am trying to think how to best explain it. Have you ever worked at a job where a person held a the same position as a group but had one special responsibility and this responsibility gave them special perks that were never meant for them to have but they just kind of presented themselves based on the nature of the situation and they abuse them?

    The short of it is, these places never have to prove anything. So this gives them a lot of room to manipulate things.

    A lot of leases will have a clause that says if you do not report damage and that damage causes other damage - you are liable for all of the damage. But the thing about this is - there is no law in place saying apartment complexes has to have some system in place to log and track maintenance requests / repairs. So that means - there is never any evidence apartment 87 submitted a repair request or told maintenance about an issue.

    Or places with a boiler system won't turn on the ac until July to save money on electricity for an all bills paid complex and they can just say oh a part has been on back order and not have to prove it.

    There is a real common trick for places with boilers. They will wait real late to switch from heat to cool air. Boiler systems take a long time to heat up and cool an apartment when not having been running. So you won't know if you're pumping hot air or cold air into your place until you feel hot or cold. So these places wait knowing people won't risk turning on the air knowing it could be hot air. It will be 85 out so they just don't turn it on for 3 months because noone ever said they changed to cool air. So they wait and play this out until everyone just assumes it hasn't been switched. Then they switch to cold air and never tell anyone. That way people are reluctant to turn it on and it saves them money on electricity. People jsut slowly risk it and try and realize it was switched over. No law stating they have to switch it over by a certain month and no law saying they have to tell anyone they switched it. And you're wondering why not just ask if it was switched. A lot of places won't answer the office phone and hours are lik 8-5 or 8-4 while people work.

  11. Comment on Putin's 'tourist' accused of nerve agent attack turns out to be a highly decorated Russian intelligence officer in ~news

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    Putin just don't care at this point.

    Putin just don't care at this point.

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  12. Comment on Secret Service Warns of Surge in ATM ‘Wiretapping’ Attacks in ~news

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    I really like krebs on security. Always great articles.

    I really like krebs on security. Always great articles.

  13. Comment on Watch live: Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate hearing in ~news

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    I wasn't intending on an exchange I was just wondering what your actual opinion was. To each their own

    I wasn't intending on an exchange I was just wondering what your actual opinion was. To each their own

    4 votes
  14. Comment on Watch live: Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate hearing in ~news

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    Was just being appreciative Dot dot dot lol

    Was just being appreciative

    Dot dot dot lol

  15. Comment on Chevy Chase can’t change in ~tv

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    Community was actually a pretty big hit. Chevy Chase really screwed up on that one. That could have been his come back.

    Community was actually a pretty big hit. Chevy Chase really screwed up on that one. That could have been his come back.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on Maniac review – Jonah Hill and Emma Stone hit career highs in NYC dystopia in ~tv

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    I really liked maniac and I didn't think that it would be as well received as it was. It seems like shows like that are only well-received if they're marketed it a specific way. And I just didn't...

    I really liked maniac and I didn't think that it would be as well received as it was. It seems like shows like that are only well-received if they're marketed it a specific way. And I just didn't see this show marketed the same way. I really liked it and the two did a really great job with their parts.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on 14 days' jail for killing 406 wedge-tailed eagles 'inadequate', animal groups say in ~enviro

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    Yep. Just let's them know it won't be on them whe it hits the fan. A lot of apartment complexes hide behind similar things.

    Yep. Just let's them know it won't be on them whe it hits the fan. A lot of apartment complexes hide behind similar things.

    1 vote
  18. Comment on Here's proof that Russian-backed accounts pushed the Nike boycott in ~news

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    This whole thing played out exactly like everyone wanted it to.

    This whole thing played out exactly like everyone wanted it to.