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    Europe has had enough nuts over the years. No need to store them up, another will come along soon enough. Heck, we would be happy to give them a few of ours.
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    Europe has had enough nuts over the years. No need to store them up, another will come along soon enough. Heck, we would be happy to give them a few of ours.
    The best we can do is a swap deal !
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    What have you got in a used Prime Minister?
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    I suppose that would be a 'past-his-prime' minister.
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    This made me laugh.

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    I'm not even on FB and I get it.
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    Of course, a virtual funeral might have been much better attended...virtually.
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    That reminds me of individuals like Gruff. He was a good man, but his only outlet was social media (and Iím limping VBForums in there) because of increasing health issues.

    Had I known that he passed before his funeral, I most certainly would have taken a trip up to Oregon.
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    Yeah, there are probably a lot of older people in the same boat.

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    Might even be a lot of people on here that are in the same boat....or casket, depending on your perspective.
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    My insurance company just gave me a month's notice they'll start packing on a billing fee for both my home and auto policies. Does anyone know how much notice I must give them before I begin deducting my new paying fee for each?

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    I think it's a negative number of days.
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    I got wondering why I didn't get a new insurance card for my auto insurance. Turns out, they went online, apparently. That seems like a really bad idea.
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    When I left Allstate they were pushing the paperless option very hard.

    In Louisiana you got a discount to go paperless. Then about a year before I left, they revoked that discount.

    Companies like Allstate would save millions if everyone went paperless. You can see how they would be incentivized to encourage people to go paperless.
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    Paperless billing always reminds me of Micky Mouse/Sorcerer's Apprentice in Fantasia.


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    I have no problem with paperless billing. Because of my tendency to disappear into the mountains for weeks on end, I set up all of my bills to auto-pay, a long time ago. Whether I get a paper bill or not matters not a whit, so long as the bill gets paid automatically.

    In this case, what I didn't get was the card I carry in the car to show that I am insured. I thought you had to have one with you. Perhaps that's not the case.
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    I assume they are thinking that I will remember my phone at all times.

    They are wrong about that.
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    Yeah, I hear that.

    I guess "they" view your "phone" as a financial/social/carbon credit score tag.

    Not to drift off onto the WEF's plans to institute personal carbon credit scores. You know, the ones test flown as "COVID tracker apps" you paid obeisance to daily.

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    Usually you can go online and print out a card. Though my insurance sends me a paper card. I don't like that they changed to every six months billing. I liked paying a year at a time and get a new card once a year.

    I also have been using autopay for everything I can for years. Never had a problem. No more late fees. It was never not having the money but just postponing or forgetting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dilettante View Post
    You know, the ones test flown as "COVID tracker apps" you paid obeisance to daily.
    Hadn't heard that anywhere in the US had those. We certainly didn't.
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    The one thing that I can't autopay is also the one thing that I don't get much of an announcement or a bill for: My property taxes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy Hiker View Post
    The one thing that I can't autopay is also the one thing that I don't get much of an announcement or a bill for: My property taxes.
    Seems odd. I get billed twice a year and always with nearly 2 month notice.

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    I only get billed once a year but you can make two payments one by Dec and the other by April. I tried the two payments but forgot about it and had to pay a late fee. Now I just pay the whole year at once.

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    I got a late fee once, as well. The city I live in does a good job with billing. Unfortunately, the county handles property taxes, and they aren't so good. I get an added fee for paying by ANY means other than showing up in person. Considering that would take probably an hour on a good day, I just opt for the cheapest of the extra fees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy Hiker View Post
    I got a late fee once, as well. The city I live in does a good job with billing. Unfortunately, the county handles property taxes, and they aren't so good. I get an added fee for paying by ANY means other than showing up in person. Considering that would take probably an hour on a good day, I just opt for the cheapest of the extra fees.
    Yeah, my county is strange. You can pay taxes by mail but if you pay online there's a fee. They charge 5% to pay by credit card. No way!!! You can pay by Echeck for like $0.50. It's silly.

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    I usually pay by check to avoid those "convenience fees." Not even a stamp is needed, the Township has a 24 hour drive up dropbox that also accepts things like quarterly water/sewer payments and absentee ballots.

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    I can only avoid the convenience fees by paying in person. They may well have a dropbox. I wouldn't know, though, as the location is a good long ways away, and a bit awkward to find, as well.

    The credit card fee isn't 5%, but it's up around 3%. That's quite reasonable, actually, as that's about what the credit card company would be charging them. They just pass it on. A check or direct bank transfer costs down around 1%, or so. Not sure what that's about.
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    Somebody should do a movie where Dracula gets white nose syndrome.
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    Those darned powdered-sugar donuts!

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    HA! Yeah, that would be awesome! Either that or he was doing lines of coke.
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    Re: Post Race!

    Norfolk Southern's train #310 had a bit of trouble getting through Sandusky, Ohio today...

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    Ouch.

    Made me think of all of those CN trains that run through here carrying nuclear waste from Ontario, Quebec, etc. down to Tennessee for dumping and rerouting to western dumps.

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    What was it hauling?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy Hiker View Post
    What was it hauling?
    Paraffin wax. Nothing toxic or flammable, just a big, ugly mess to clean up.
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    I'm sure the news was waxing eloquent about it.
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    Too bad it didn't happen in Wayne, Indiana.
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    An interesting side note (at least to me) is Amtrak #30 the Chicago-DC Capitol Limited and #48 the Chicago-NY/Boston Lake Shore Limited were combined into one train at Oak Harbor and ran NS's old Wheeling & Lake Erie between Oak Harbor and Bellevue then ran NS's old Nickel Plate Road between Bellevue and GC interlocking just west of Vermilion where they rejoined the Chicago line, made their station stops at Elyria and Cleveland and split back into two trains after the station stop in Cleveland. All other Amtrak trains have been annulled between Cleveland and Toledo until Monday.
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    And yes, I am a train nerd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by homer13j View Post
    And yes, I am a train nerd.
    How deep does it go?

    When I lived on campus as a freshman I walked past Pere Marquette 1225 several times a day. It had been donated and sat slowly being restored for a very long time until donations helped the budget pick up. Now of course it is in service again for novelty excursions.

    Do you know why this old steam engine became a celebrity, with imitators running nationwide?

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    I'm not enough of a train nerd to know that, but I never hesitate to visit some restored old steam engines.
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