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  • Re: OT Watches. What's your newest acquisition

    haven't worn a watch in 7 years. battery died replaced it and it died within a few weeks. put the Citizen watch in the drawer and it's been there ever since.
  • Re: Anyone Watching The Women's March?

    lousubcap said:
    If you needed whatever empowered majority for anything back in 2010, then let the record show that we were gifted the ACA without any republican votes.   I don't want or need to get into discussions about how many votes constitute a super majority or what you need in terms of getting legislation to the POTUS' desk but that did happen with the constituency of the Congress at the time.  And they had the hammer-and used it.  
    Hammer has changed hands (large or small). The pendulum of government always swings.  FWIW-

    I know way too many people where the ACA cost them more than $800-1000/mth premium with a deductible > $6K/yr - essentially paying someone else's care and being forced to be "self insured" as they never meet the deductible. Yeah, the ACA is really affordable.  It was only affordable to those that "qualified" as low income.  And most had far better insurance BEFORE the ACA.  Let's be very clear here.  It was illegal for a hospital to turned away someone because of inability to pay. No one died because they didn't get treated and most hospitals, after attempting to collect, would eventually write those loses off and increase fees for their paying patients.  With gov't dictating that everyone buy insurance, the fees for those services went up even higher because now, there were "deep pockets" from which to bill.   So, it was an absolute unmitigated disaster from the outset.  My employer paid 100% for my wife and I until the "ACA".  Now, in the last 6 years, my portion as gone from zero to >$300/mth. Luckily, I only have a $250/pp/yr deductible.   For me, that is a $3600/yr pay cut - and took $$$ out of my fun fund whereby I could have purchased another Egg or 2. Todate, it has cost me ~$21,600.00.  Yeah that was really "affordable". 

    They like to tout some xM people now have insurance that didn't before.  What they don't say is that >xM people lost their insurance, hundreds of thousands lost their jobs because the ACA, most lost their Drs, and a lot of Drs just quit all because of the ACA. 

    The most idiotic thing about the ACA is that "kids" can stay on their parents insurance until they are 26.  In generations past, by the time most were 26, they had moved out, got a job and were parents themselves.  We have raised 2 generations of spoiled rotten snowflakes. If there were an apocalypse, most would not survive as they would not be able to find a "safe space".   
  • Re: Has anyone tried injecting Boston Butt

    If you want a much deeper apple flavor, contact Woods Cider Mill in VT and order some of their Boiled Cider.  It has the color of dark vanilla and very nice and deep apple flavor and mixed in with your injection in place of apple cider would give it a real nice flavor.  You can also get it from King Arthur Flour. 

    The family that makes it has been doing it for generations (200+yrs).  In the spring, they make maple syrup and using the same equipment in the fall they make the boiled cider.  It is a GREAT addition when making apple pie or any apple dish. 
  • Re: #1 civic duty.

    First to answer the question at hand.. Both are important.

    The reason for the EC is Eggsactly why it was created.  To prevent more populous states from always deciding the President. It is ludicrous to assign race to it and in fact that statement is down-right ignorantly racist. What a total piece of garbage. I am not sure how the founding fathers would know that certain races would "congregate" in more populous cities.  I, for one, am glad that the EC exists as it prevents the left and right coasts (CA, WA, OR, MD, DE, NY, CT, MA,RI,VT,NH) from always deciding the presidency for the rest of the country.  To attempt to dismantle it by such a lame attempt would be a travesty of magnitudious proportions.  And would be challenged by citizens of every state that passes such legislation or joins and votes with this "pact" as it disenfranchises the will of the people of that state.  You don't get to do that.  We are a REPUBLIC. NOT a Democracy.  Oh wait, the liberal indoctrination centers (aka public schools) haven't actually taught how our govt actually works in decades.  Speaking of civic duty - He needs to learn the difference and get over himself. 

    As Obama once said (parapharased) "Hey, We won, get over yourself".
  • Re: You need a lot of patience for a bacon cheesburger

    I am 24hrs from having my bacon ready to smoke,cool and slice and THEN I can fry it up to go on my burgers.  It has been a 2 week process. 

    Started with 3lbs of pork belly, rubbed with kosher salt, br sugar and fresh cracked pepper and into a ziplock bag in the fridge for 14 days. Then remove from the ziplock, dry it off, add more pepper and put it back in the fridge for 2 more days not covered on paper towels to soak up any additional moisture. Then, (tomorrow), on the Egg for 3-4hrs at < 190 with maple smoking wood. Cool for an hour or so in the fridge and then slice it up thick or thin as desired.

    Next day, cook the bacon, fire up the egg with burgers and the best dang bacon cheese burger you have had. 
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