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-1 points · 2 days ago

When he steals the next election he's gonna put his generals there

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3 points · 15 hours ago

The last sentence, a quote from Gen. Milley, is appropriate here:

“Can you imagine what a group of people who are much more capable could have done?”

That was Trump's problem. He was never even half the orator that Hitler was, and his Trumps sycophants were similarly nuts.

This brush with danger illustrates well how someone who is actually competent could a huge threat. This is precisely the problem the original Electoral College was designed to stop but unfortunately we no longer have that. As noted in the Federalist Papers, the EC was originally intended to be a deliberative body of electors rather than people who rubber-stamped their states' popular vote.

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2 points · 16 hours ago

I'd consult an attorney - $12,000 is enough to get professional advice instead of free reddit advice.

But my free reddit advice is that what likely matters is whether the balcony is owned by you personally. If the HOA owns it but it just happens to be the one attached to your unit, then the HOA has to issue assessments according to your share of the common ownership.

Get an attorney experienced with association law (this is important) to get it cleared up. Not necessarily to go scorched-earth on your HOA, but to make sure you have someone representing you who knows what he's doing.

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4 points · 1 day ago

Expired tags are a secondary offense now so that doesn’t make sense.

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1 point · 18 hours ago

Nope - it's a secondary offense only if the tag is expired for less than four months. More than that and it's still primary.

Source: https://tingen.law/2021/primary-and-secondary-traffic-violations-in-virginia/49713/ citing https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title46.2/chapter10/section46.2-1157/

No law-enforcement officer shall stop a motor vehicle due to an expired vehicle inspection sticker until the first day of the fourth month after the original expiration date.

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6 points · 1 day ago

In 2021 57.5% of dead people in the US were cremated. There's be no reason to have a funeral procession to a cemetery for someone who was cremated, correct?

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1 point · 23 hours ago

You can. When my father passed away he was cremated per his wishes. My mom kept the urn in her home, there was no procession.

When it was her turn she was also cremated. According to her wishes, we had her urn and his stacked atop one another at a local cemetery. We had a procession for that one, although without a hearse.

Op1 point · 1 day ago

I didn't realize it was that high. No you don't do that for those.

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1 point · 23 hours ago

You can, it's entirely optional. Both my parents were cremated and their urns are buried in a cemetery.

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11 points · 2 days ago

I'm afraid it definitely does matter if you're playing 2400s or 2700s. The top players don't love playing these types of players routinely for good reason. Which is that regardless of what the ELO calculations say, it can be quite hard to beat them at a rate that maintains rating, especially when you're 2800. Lower rated GMs are still capable of bashing out 20 moves of theory and getting into dry positions. Sometimes you just can't manufacture winning opportunities, they just want to draw Magnus, or Aronian, or whoever.

Hence why it has been exceptionally hard for the top dogs to gain rating or even stay the same. I don't think it's as black and white as losing rating = poor performance. He's won most games on board 1, if the others do their job they're in contention.

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3 points · 2 days ago

Lower rated GMs are still capable of bashing out 20 moves of theory and getting into dry positions.

Very true, which is why I wonder whether Carlsen might do well to play moves like 1. Na3 in such games. But he understands this far better than I do and is probably not looking for my advice.

31 points · 2 days ago

Also, 2500 players can play like a 2800 in a single game. They just don’t do it consistently.

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12 points · 2 days ago

A very good point. Karpov at the height of his powers lost to a random 2250 once. I forget the exact game but it was some time in the very early 1980's before Kasparov had his first title run.

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15 points · 5 days ago

There was a guy on 66 the other morning who was traveling at warp speed through all that construction. He was tailgating me (I was traveling at an acceptable left lane speed) so I let him pass. He stuck his arm out of his window and gave me the finger. Then I saw him tailgating the next person, who also let him pass, and he stuck his arm out of the window and flicked off that person as well. Like wow, you’re THAT amped at 7am?

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1 point · 4 days ago

(I was traveling at an acceptable left lane speed) so I let him pass.

If you are in the left lane you are the one who is supposed to be doing the passing. If you aren't, get out of the left lane.

There is no "acceptable left lane speed". It is not the fast lane, it is the passing lane.

1 point · 2 days ago

this is a contradiction in terms. by your own logic, the acceptable speed exists, and it is whatever speed is faster than the traffic to your right.

It's unreasonable to be going 90+ in traffic in this area for almost any reason. If I'm going 75 and easily passing traffic to my right, I'm not gonna jump to the right quickly so that you can do 100.

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1 point · 2 days ago · edited 2 days ago

If I'm going 75 and easily passing traffic to my right, I'm not gonna jump to the right quickly

I never said you should jump to the right so someone else can pass you. I said you should jump to the right after you are done passing traffic on your right.

This isn't about speed, it's about whether you are passing someone. You can be doing 40 in a 65 passing someone doing 30 in a 65 and I'd be totally fine with it. But when the pass is complete, move over so I can do 65.

If I'm going 75 and easily passing traffic to my right, I'm not gonna jump to the right quickly so that you can do 100.

I wouldn't expect you to. I'd just expect you to pull right after you are finished passing. But apparently you weren't passing in the situation you described, you were just being passed on your right while you were camping out in the left lane.

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13 points · 3 days ago

It's been home for about 20 years now, I have no complaints.

5 points · 2 days ago

The condo fees though... just painful.

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3 points · 2 days ago

Understood, but I'm the Treasurer for one of those buildings so I can't complain to anyone other than the mirror.

But as Treasurer I can tell you that at least for my building the fees should be higher.

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4 points · 3 days ago

Same - grew up in Southern California and you can always spot a tourist by their mispronunciation of non-English town names (La Jolla, Sepulveda, La Cañada, et al). Hearing Canoga Park pronounced Kanneguh was a highlight and everyone butchers Sepulveda the first time.

The move to north Idaho yielded its own amusement: Moscow (Moss-skoh and yes a sister city to the rooting-tootin-Russian city of Moscow which is hilarious given how conservative Idaho is as a whole), St. Maries (Saint Mary's), Coeur d'Alene (easy if you speak French, a tongue tripper if you don't), then there was Lake Pend Oreille (not Pend Oreille Lake and how bout that French term for earring) but also the town of Ponderay next to Lake Pend Oreille in case the French term was difficult to remember. Not to mention the multiple ways that Kootenai is pronounced (Koot-knee county, Koot-en-nye Native tribe, and then there's the Kootenay mountains).

Now I'm here and learning all kinds of names again (we found Bumpass to be particularly fun).

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2 points · 3 days ago

Moscow (Moss-skoh

As I understand it, the Russian version is also "mosskoh". I have a close relative who has been there and was told rather sharply by a local that there are "no cows in Moscow". The Russian name is Moskva anyway.

0 points · 3 days ago

Ya I should have clarified that they pronounce it the non-cow method, as in "properly". ;)

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2 points · 2 days ago

Ah, got it.

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