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Yesterday, 10:46 pm
Replies: 592
Views: 83,776
Posted By Steerpike

Re: Cannabis

I realize this is a Canada-oriented thread, but I think it's the only one on BE that discusses Marijuana worldwide, so I will post this here:

Interesting article on Politico today (a very liberal...
Yesterday, 6:52 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By Steerpike

Re: WTF in America Part 2

Another Puerto Rico WTF, also related to the latest obsession with filming everything:

Three American tourists stabbed after being told to stop filming in popular Puerto Rico neighbourhood...
Yesterday, 3:15 am
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By Steerpike

Re: WTF in America Part 2

Where's live streaming when you need it?
Feb 2nd 2023, 5:55 am
Replies: 346
Views: 22,487
Posted By Steerpike

Re: New adventures

I think a lot depends on where they are located, outside, relative to windows in general, and bedrooms in particular. Also, you are in an area where - I presume - they use solid building materials...
Feb 1st 2023, 5:44 am
Replies: 346
Views: 22,487
Posted By Steerpike

Re: New adventures

Winter sucks! I'm miserable in California, which means I'm just soft!

Do you have dual-pane windows?
Feb 1st 2023, 3:42 am
Replies: 346
Views: 22,487
Posted By Steerpike

Re: New adventures

The problem I have with heat pumps is, the outside 'condenser' unit has to be running during heating mode, as opposed to just cooling mode. While I can tolerate the noise of the condenser during a...
Feb 1st 2023, 3:40 am
Replies: 346
Views: 22,487
Posted By Steerpike

Re: New adventures

Why better than hot water bottles (other than the obvious convenience of being heated in the microwave)? I have several hot water bottles and swear by them (here in chilly California :) ).
Jan 30th 2023, 8:23 pm
Replies: 8,024
Views: 525,342
Posted By Steerpike

Re: Let's talk about cars

When I walk up to my car, and get within about 3 feet, a variety of lights come on. Similarly, I can wave my foot under the tailgate, and the tailgate opens. That tells me it has radio devices...
Jan 30th 2023, 8:12 pm
Replies: 8,024
Views: 525,342
Posted By Steerpike

Re: Let's talk about cars

Interesting; I've considered those 'OBD' (on board diagnostics) devices myself, and explored some options with insurance companies, but never pursued it far. Do others have any observations on this?...
Jan 30th 2023, 6:28 pm
Replies: 8,024
Views: 525,342
Posted By Steerpike

Re: Let's talk about cars

Yep! Here's a snippet from the manual. I love how they call it the 'exclusive jump starting terminal'!...
Jan 29th 2023, 11:21 pm
Replies: 8,024
Views: 525,342
Posted By Steerpike

Re: Let's talk about cars

While researching this, I discovered that my car has the battery in the back (under the floor of the rear hatch), but also has dedicated jumper terminals under the hood! This is relevant because you...
Jan 29th 2023, 10:58 pm
Replies: 8,024
Views: 525,342
Posted By Steerpike

Re: Let's talk about cars

Has anyone tried these modern battery jumper solutions? I'm only driving my car once every few weeks now, so I'm concerned I could easily get a flat battery.
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Jan 27th 2023, 10:52 pm
Replies: 9,902
Views: 845,985
Posted By Steerpike

Re: WTF in America

People are making money on YouTube doing far less productive things!
Jan 7th 2023, 6:21 am
Replies: 9,902
Views: 845,985
Posted By Steerpike

Re: WTF in America

I responded to this post already, but I was inspired after posting to do some (mind altering :) ) research. Since I last looked a year ago, at least 4 shiny new retail marijuana stores have opened...
Jan 5th 2023, 10:58 pm
Replies: 346
Views: 22,487
Posted By Steerpike

Re: New adventures

Try a razor-blade - the type you can buy at Home Depot or Ace Hardware. If you splurge and get the $5 holder, it's even easier to use, but not necessary. ...
Forum: USA
Jan 5th 2023, 9:01 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 3,607
Posted By Steerpike

Re: UK vs US cost of living - has it balanced out for you?

This is true, but a bit over-simplistic ... states that don't have a state income tax typically have higher property taxes, and/or higher sales taxes; they have to find 'some' way to fund the various...
Forum: USA
Jan 5th 2023, 7:14 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 2,611
Posted By Steerpike

Re: GBP bank account for US-based people - HSBC Premier Checking?

So one partner moving to UK, the other to Australia? Sounds like interesting changes! Are they both just 'done' with US living? I'd love to give Australia a look!
Forum: USA
Jan 5th 2023, 2:51 am
Replies: 46
Views: 3,607
Posted By Steerpike

Re: UK vs US cost of living - has it balanced out for you?

Wine is probably one of the most subjective consumables out there, so I wouldn't put too much into wine price comparisons. We aren't wine connoisseurs by any stretch but we are perfectly happy with...
Forum: USA
Jan 3rd 2023, 1:19 am
Replies: 48
Views: 2,611
Posted By Steerpike

Re: GBP bank account for US-based people - HSBC Premier Checking?

So I could hold circa 5k GBP for convenience, as long as I am willing to risk the 'insurance' aspect? I've reduced my holdings already to under $10k to avoid the various US reporting issues; but if...
Forum: USA
Jan 1st 2023, 8:29 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 2,611
Posted By Steerpike

Re: GBP bank account for US-based people - HSBC Premier Checking?

Ah, OK - so 'tdrinker's branch closings were UK based, while 'karenkaren1's move to Citizens was a US issue; no direct link. Got it. So as a UK HSBC account holder I should remain unaffected, even if...
Forum: USA
Jan 1st 2023, 7:25 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 2,611
Posted By Steerpike

Re: GBP bank account for US-based people - HSBC Premier Checking?

I'm confused. If HSBC close a specific branch in the UK, are the accounts 'housed' / 'based' at that branch transferred to Citizens? Do they offer to transfer the account to another HSBC branch in...
Forum: USA
Jan 1st 2023, 6:50 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,069
Posted By Steerpike

Re: Uk pension filling USA taxes

Mooskies - don't overlook this absolutely fantastic advice from Glasgow Girl:



I thought there was no point pursuing the matter but after looking into it, for an investment of just a few...
Forum: USA
Jan 1st 2023, 6:37 am
Replies: 32
Views: 2,486
Posted By Steerpike

Re: Relocating from UK to USA with 16 and 14

Pulaski gave his honest opinion, based on actual experience; an opinion shared by at least two others in this thread: "FWIW, given the age of your children, I would not move them to the US." and "......
Forum: USA
Jan 1st 2023, 6:23 am
Replies: 46
Views: 3,607
Posted By Steerpike

Re: UK vs US cost of living - has it balanced out for you?

As many people have pointed out, you can't really do a blanket 'USA / UK' comparison; you need to specify locations at both ends. At least come up with a few samples for discussion. My brother...
Dec 29th 2022, 9:07 pm
Replies: 9,902
Views: 845,985
Posted By Steerpike

Re: WTF in America

California was the first state in the country to approve medical marijuana in 1996; sadly it's rollout of 'recreational use' in 2016 was not so great - in order to guarantee passage of the bill, they...
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