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Comment Re:Not gonna help you (Score 1) 280

As an ex-firefighter, courtesy of a fall, I can tell you that it happens much more often than you would think. The most common reason for a second house to catch fire is being too close and having asphalt shingles but only because asphalt is much more common than cedar shake. There is a damn good reason cedar shake shingles are outlawed in many jurisdictions.

Comment Re:Tougher.... (Score 1) 280

Sure, store a couple of bundles in your shed that gets hot enough to melt the little adhesive dots on the back of the shingles so that bundle of individual shingles becomes one single massive shingle. Go ahead and try using that bundle after five years in the shed. Speaking from experience here in lovely Colorado, home of massive hail storms.

Comment Price? (Score 1) 127

This I don't get, every other computing device has come down in price but top of the line Android tablets have increased in price. My Toshiba 10.1 cost $300 four years ago, today a name brand 10" tablet will cost $400-$500 and have less functionality. The Toshiba has a full sized SD card slot, try finding that on a tablet today.

The SD card slot is perfect for previewing photos in the field. Damn near every DSLR uses SD card storage, pop the card into the Toshiba and fire up Droid RAW and I can preview my photos on a decent 10"screen instead of the tiny built in screen on the camera.

Comment Bull Puckey (Score 1) 317

Except that person that boards the "Democrat" bus is under no obligation to vote for any specific candidate or party. Do the bus providers hope you vote for their candidate, sure do, but they do not ask who you are supporting before boarding the bus and they don't ask you to provide a "selfie" afterwards proving who you voted for.

Comment Re: Why even have elections? (Score 1) 437

Cannot vote Libertarian for the following reason:
-- The Environment-- property rights being enforced before the '60s is one of the biggest reasons our skies and rivers were so polluted before the EPA came into existence.

For anyone who was old enough to pay attention during the late 60s/early 70s you have to remember the smog over major cities, a river that could burn and Lake Erie dying. The regulations promulgated by the EPA resulted in much cleaner air, rivers and lakes.

Comment Cell phone prices (Score 1) 181

Think about this for a minute:

In 1977 may father paid $25 per month for a single line plus any long distance fees (average $45 per month with three teenager in the house) and no access to any on-line stuff because it did not exist. He also paid about .$0.45 per gallon of gas.

Today I pay $150 per month for four phones with unlimited long distance and shared 15GB of data. I pay $2.50 for a gallon of gas. The phone has tripled while gas is five times as expensive.
When compared to other items the price of phone service has declined not risen.

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