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« Reply #100 on: January 27, 2024, 07:35:01 PM »
Lenny

Once again, thanks for the laugh.

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« Reply #101 on: January 27, 2024, 07:57:07 PM »
sorry

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« Reply #102 on: January 27, 2024, 08:00:04 PM »
1.Yep

2.Yep

The guy who thinks Pakuni (or anyone) would consider it a compliment to be morphing into him thinks I have trouble reading the room. It’s taken thousands of posts but you’ve finally said something funny. Unfortunately it was funny as in strange.



That’s exactly what I mean by failure to read a room. It was a joke. It was always a joke.

You’re embarrassing yourself again.
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« Reply #103 on: January 27, 2024, 10:49:59 PM »

That’s exactly what I mean by failure to read a room. It was a joke. It was always a joke.

You’re embarrassing yourself again.

BS. Being full of yourself is everywhere one looks on Scoop - in nearly every thread. It’s who you are, it’s in your DNA. Funny (other than odd) is not.

And as for embarrassing oneself, nobody does it better than you.

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« Reply #104 on: January 28, 2024, 12:22:20 AM »
  you had a really nice retort going until you couldn't help yourself at the end.  if you think you're going to continue to use the old tired shaved head bullchit, go fornicate yourself

I’m sorry I alluded to something unfathomably stupid you did in my retort.

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« Reply #105 on: January 28, 2024, 12:25:57 AM »
Interesting that the real estate market is insane when "they" say that "everyone" is leaving Portland in droves!

Seriously, Goose, thanks for that report, and Plaque, too. I haven't been to Portland in quite some time. I enjoyed my visits there very much and have been saddened by some of the reports.

As is often the case, there is lots of exaggerating going on from those with ulterior motives, so it's nice to hear first-hand reports such as the one from your daughter and from Plaque. (Technically, the one from your daughter is second-hand, because you're relaying it. But I trust you totally.)

It's similar to the Chicago discussion. We have people here who have lived, worked and played in the city of Chicago for decades, and yet those who haven't stepped foot in the city claim to know more about Chicago than the Chicagoans do. It's actually pretty funny.

I hope your daughter remains safe and happy. Any big city has its moments of greatness and of difficulty. 40 years ago, we had a car stolen from the middle-class suburb of Minneapolis we lived in, and we loved that place.

There’s absolutely some major issues here. But it’s become a boogeyman for brain dead cable news addicts and it’s quite annoying. I had to reassure someone attending my wedding that they didn’t have to worry about “antifa”.

Come for the rain, stay for the Thai food.

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« Reply #106 on: January 28, 2024, 04:56:15 AM »
Nm
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« Reply #107 on: January 28, 2024, 06:00:23 AM »
Huh, aina?
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« Reply #108 on: January 28, 2024, 10:02:44 AM »
Come for the rain, stay for the Thai food.

Not Thai - but Gado Gado was one of my favs.

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« Reply #109 on: January 28, 2024, 01:34:49 PM »
Not Thai - but Gado Gado was one of my favs.

Ohhh Gado Gado was fire. You have good taste it appears. If you don’t mind me asking, did you ever check out Laurelhurst market? They just opened a commissary kitchen by my house and it has possibly the best pastrami I’ve ever tasted outside of New York Jewish delis
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« Reply #110 on: January 28, 2024, 03:57:37 PM »
Just before the start of Black History Month, a Jackie Robinson statue in Wichita was sawed off at the ankles and stolen.

https://apnews.com/article/jackie-robinson-baseball-statue-stolen-beea370b17079ad30092affe6aaea3c1
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« Reply #111 on: January 28, 2024, 05:49:24 PM »
Just before the start of Black History Month, a Jackie Robinson statue in Wichita was sawed off at the ankles and stolen.

https://apnews.com/article/jackie-robinson-baseball-statue-stolen-beea370b17079ad30092affe6aaea3c1

Mike, wtf.  Here, in this thread?????

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« Reply #112 on: January 28, 2024, 05:58:20 PM »
Real

It was between this thread, the SH game thread, Shaka Presser, hotel thread or Stevie thread, I guess a solid choice.

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« Reply #113 on: January 28, 2024, 08:00:08 PM »
Mike, wtf.  Here, in this thread?????

Yes, that article about a crime in a big city is by far the craziest thing in this thread.

It was between this thread, the SH game thread, Shaka Presser, hotel thread or Stevie thread, I guess a solid choice.

Ooo, you're a pot-stirrer, Goose.
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« Reply #114 on: January 28, 2024, 08:04:00 PM »
Pretty sure I saw that statue on Ebay. Wuz gonna place a bid, but got a little too pricey, hey?
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« Reply #115 on: January 28, 2024, 08:05:50 PM »
Ohhh Gado Gado was fire. You have good taste it appears. If you don’t mind me asking, did you ever check out Laurelhurst market? They just opened a commissary kitchen by my house and it has possibly the best pastrami I’ve ever tasted outside of New York Jewish delis

I don't think I ever did get to Laurelhust market, though I know it was recommended a few times.
 Of course, most of my days in the city were COVID,  so some of my Portland experiences were limited.  Sounds like you've been there longer than I was.  Glad you're still enjoying it - I do miss my neighbors, and some of the food.  But not the taxes, lol.

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« Reply #116 on: January 28, 2024, 08:22:20 PM »
Yes, that article about a crime in a big city is by far the craziest thing in this thread.

Ooo, you're a pot-stirrer, Goose.

The stealing of statues is high on the list of violent crime in our cities.

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« Reply #117 on: January 28, 2024, 08:33:30 PM »
Pretty sure I saw that statue on Ebay. Wuz gonna place a bid, but got a little too pricey, hey?


Can’t get too spendy on another lawn ornament.

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« Reply #118 on: January 28, 2024, 11:23:30 PM »
I don't think I ever did get to Laurelhust market, though I know it was recommended a few times.
 Of course, most of my days in the city were COVID,  so some of my Portland experiences were limited.  Sounds like you've been there longer than I was.  Glad you're still enjoying it - I do miss my neighbors, and some of the food.  But not the taxes, lol.

Yeah that’s a common one. Brutal taxes.

Almost as bad as antifa holding me a gun point every night because rocket said so.

Its the city that taught me how to eat seafood so what can I say

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« Reply #119 on: January 29, 2024, 10:38:32 AM »
Yeah that’s a common one. Brutal taxes.

Almost as bad as antifa holding me a gun point every night because rocket said so.

Its the city that taught me how to eat seafood so what can I say

Don't get me started on taxes.  9.9% state income tax (all income, even if earned in other states) + I was "fortunate" enough to be a high wage earner, which Multinomah voters decided meant I should pay an additional 1.5% for daycare preschool for all (no kids), oh and another 1% to buy the druggies new tents, I mean burn money in the fire pit for homeless.  It should be illegal to put tax measures on the ballot when only 5% will pay said tax.  I basically got a 7% raise moving back to CO.

But hey.  No tax on antifa guns, or beer or at Gado gado :) 

And Seattle has better seafood.

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« Reply #120 on: January 30, 2024, 03:36:51 PM »
Don't get me started on taxes.  9.9% state income tax (all income, even if earned in other states) + I was "fortunate" enough to be a high wage earner, which Multinomah voters decided meant I should pay an additional 1.5% for daycare preschool for all (no kids), oh and another 1% to buy the druggies new tents, I mean burn money in the fire pit for homeless.  It should be illegal to put tax measures on the ballot when only 5% will pay said tax.  I basically got a 7% raise moving back to CO.

But hey.  No tax on antifa guns, or beer or at Gado gado :) 

And Seattle has better seafood.

Nothing beats the seafood straight out of the water from Seattle. You got that right. Have spent wayyyyy too much money there on Oysters and clams.

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« Reply #121 on: January 30, 2024, 03:39:57 PM »
oh and another 1% to buy the druggies new tents

Pass a new law to "solve the problem" and spend all the time and money hiring consultants and arguing about whether you are going to push them all in the river or repurpose an old prison that is nowhere near anything on the peninsula. Meanwhile the money you allocated has all dried up for expensive administrative staff and someone else gets elected in the meantime.

Did I get it right?

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« Reply #122 on: January 31, 2024, 08:56:03 AM »
Haha, I moved away before waiting to see how the money would be wasted.    Though they did send me post cards last year telling me I needed to file for 2021 (my last full year there) and I wouldn't owe any fees because they didn't know how to collect the taxes initially. 

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« Reply #123 on: January 31, 2024, 10:55:37 AM »
Haha, I moved away before waiting to see how the money would be wasted.    Though they did send me post cards last year telling me I needed to file for 2021 (my last full year there) and I wouldn't owe any fees because they didn't know how to collect the taxes initially.

I always chuckle at the State DORs and their flailing when it comes to certain tax situations.  The last 4 years I lived in Chicago, I was working for my company in Wisconsin.  Now WI obviously has a reciprocity agreement, so I never filed in Wisconsin, outside of a few unique K1-type situations that had a separate return.  The year I moved, I filed both as I spent partial time living in each.  Well Wisconsin naturally messed up my return, so I spent a few months going back and forth getting them paperwork, etc...  About a month after that wrapped up, surprise, I get a bill from the Wisconsin DOR demanding back taxes for the previous 4 years, with all sorts of great penalties and fines.  I immediately sent my full Illinois returns and documentation, and they still tried to go back and forth half-heartedly for 1-2 rounds of communication/documentation before obviously clearing it.  I'm sure they hoped I would panic and just pay

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« Reply #124 on: February 13, 2024, 02:36:40 PM »
Just before the start of Black History Month, a Jackie Robinson statue in Wichita was sawed off at the ankles and stolen.

https://apnews.com/article/jackie-robinson-baseball-statue-stolen-beea370b17079ad30092affe6aaea3c1

Coincidence, correlation but no causation. Stolen to sell the bronze. One man arrested, more arrests to follow. Turns out had nothing to do with it.