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Today, 1:53 am
Replies: 1,032
Views: 34,858
Posted By Steerpike

Re: Boris Johnson tell LIES

I worked for a company that provided outsourced services to a bunch of insurance companies. We were absolutely shit-scared of making mistakes, because if we did make a mistake, there were a)...
Forum: USA
Yesterday, 9:17 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 833
Posted By Steerpike

Re: HOA's and lack of white goods in South Orange County rental properties

I've recently inherited two fridges through home purchases; both have icemakers and water dispensers. I turned off the icemaker on day 1 and have hardly ever used it, and don't use the water...
Yesterday, 8:39 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 1,463
Posted By Steerpike

Re: What would you start a "GoFundMe" for?

(Corrected 2nd time!)
Just looked back through my PMs ... There were two BE folks in need back then - Cindyabs was battling cancer and Songbird was the lady who's husband was paralyzed. Rete was...
Yesterday, 5:43 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 1,463
Posted By Steerpike

Re: What would you start a "GoFundMe" for?

Speaking of BE members and funding, whatever happened to the lady on BE who's husband was severely paralyzed (quadriplegic?) and who desperately needed medical marijuana in some southern state that...
Yesterday, 5:38 pm
Replies: 1,032
Views: 34,858
Posted By Steerpike

Re: Boris Johnson tell LIES

Is there any reason to believe such problems (lost mail, in this case) would not occur if the NHS themselves were carrying out the task? I suspect that it's harder to hide problems like this when the...
Forum: USA
Yesterday, 5:33 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 833
Posted By Steerpike

Re: HOA's and lack of white goods in South Orange County rental properties

The place I just bought in AZ had an existing washer / dryer. Brand/model is 'Whirlpool Cabrio' (5 cu ft). It looks quite 'premium' for my needs (I just bung in a pile of clothes every week or two,...
Yesterday, 7:20 am
Replies: 34
Views: 1,463
Posted By Steerpike

Re: What would you start a "GoFundMe" for?

I recently contributed to a 'personal' GFM and I agree with your assessment - only a voluntary 'tip' was requested; no fee otherwise. It does cost them money to operate, obviously, so they need to...
Forum: USA
Yesterday, 6:18 am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,544
Posted By Steerpike

Re: Work life in the USA compared to the UK, Software/IT Field

My UK / US experience - for what it's worth (I haven't worked personally in the UK for decades, though I know people still working there) - is that the US has a more flexible approach to the...
Forum: USA
Yesterday, 4:28 am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,321
Posted By Steerpike

Re: Moving to Southern California/Florida

I would argue that there are some great inland areas; I personally LOVE Pasadena, and there are other lovely places all along the I-210 corridor (eg, La Canada). Pasadena has a fantastic restaurant...
Forum: USA
Yesterday, 4:16 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,749
Posted By Steerpike

Re: Family moving to San Francisco

I lived in SF (Sunset, Richmond, Castro/Noe districts) for over 10 years before moving to Walnut Creek. I wasn't thrilled by the prospect but my g/f was very much in favor so I went. I ended up...
Forum: USA
Yesterday, 3:47 am
Replies: 28
Views: 833
Posted By Steerpike

Re: HOA's and lack of white goods in South Orange County rental properties

I must say I'm surprised to hear about a rental without a fridge! I presume these are houses or individual condos that you are looking at, and not apartments in 'apartment buildings'. After 30+...
Feb 16th 2020, 6:10 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,691
Posted By Steerpike

Re: National Insurance paid over 30 years ago ... any use?

I filled out and mailed form NI38 around December 2 - that's over 10 weeks ago, and I still haven't seen anything back. Is this 'normal'?

I may be making a trip to the UK later this year (just...
Feb 15th 2020, 7:12 pm
Replies: 2,093
Views: 138,589
Posted By Steerpike

Re: 2020 Election

As Giantaxe says, Prop 13 is an imperfect solution to a very real problem. If prop 13 were to simply go away, with no alternative mechanism put in place, millions of seniors would indeed suffer...
Feb 15th 2020, 5:49 pm
Replies: 27,744
Views: 1,230,048
Posted By Steerpike

Re: President Trump

Here's Klobuchar on Bill Maher.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwVe6XEKbps
I used to be a big fan of Maher, but for some reason I grew tired of watching him, so it was nice last night when I...
Feb 15th 2020, 5:22 pm
Replies: 205
Views: 28,119
Posted By Steerpike

Re: Gizza Job

I just read this article - https://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/From-horse-handlers-to-tutors-California-gig-law-15042893.php about a new (proposed?) law that is intended to help those who...
Feb 14th 2020, 7:27 am
Replies: 27,744
Views: 1,230,048
Posted By Steerpike

Re: President Trump

I'm quite pleased to see Biden fall from grace; he looks really, really old and tired and can't form coherent sentences. Sanders just drives me nuts with the way he talks - I can't get past his...
Feb 14th 2020, 6:40 am
Replies: 27,744
Views: 1,230,048
Posted By Steerpike

Re: President Trump

But in all fairness, you are choosing to live in one of THE most expensive metropolitan areas of the continent! (Vancouver, BC as I recall). Here in the Phoenix metro you can get a fixer-upper for...
Feb 13th 2020, 5:11 pm
Replies: 27,744
Views: 1,230,048
Posted By Steerpike

Re: President Trump

I'm not going to say I agree with everything in this post, but (as a Trump-hating lifelong Democrat) I do think we should all take heed of the message. Historically, 'taxation' and 'government...
Feb 10th 2020, 6:16 pm
Replies: 458
Views: 41,601
Posted By Steerpike

Re: Planespotting II

Are all gates capable of serving all (many/most) plane types?
Feb 10th 2020, 6:09 pm
Replies: 336
Views: 49,479
Posted By Steerpike

Re: Cannabis

Minor detail, but they both seem to have on those wrist-bands that you get when you are in hospital! :)
Feb 7th 2020, 5:27 am
Replies: 18,618
Views: 559,347
Posted By Steerpike

Re: Post EU Referendum...Part II

Weston Super - Bloody - Mare ... you were lucky! I grew up going to Morecambe for a week as our main summer holiday for the year (just north of Blackpool)!
Feb 6th 2020, 8:24 pm
Replies: 2,093
Views: 138,589
Posted By Steerpike

Re: 2020 Election

I was on the phone with a good friend in California today. He's a lifelong democrat. He made the comment 'God help us if Sanders get in'. I asked him who he'd prefer, he laughed and said none of the...
Feb 6th 2020, 7:56 pm
Replies: 2,093
Views: 138,589
Posted By Steerpike

Re: 2020 Election

No truer word was ever spoken. Not sure if they can recover from this one ...

Yet another friend of mine - lifelong Democrat - said he thinks Trump will win.
Feb 5th 2020, 8:57 pm
Replies: 27,744
Views: 1,230,048
Posted By Steerpike

Re: President Trump

Agree that it's swings and roundabouts.

Another reason I don't rail against private foundations, and I feel they have a valuable role - administrations change. ACA was on track to improve but then...
Feb 5th 2020, 6:28 pm
Replies: 27,744
Views: 1,230,048
Posted By Steerpike

Re: President Trump

The system of multiple companies duking it out among themselves jostling for primacy seems to have served us well overall, and I don't think there's a better alternative. Would we have been better...
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