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Old 01-03-23, 02:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Are you suggesting that I want people to think that about mine?

No, not at all. Remember, half my family is Italian, with most of their family still over there. Iíve witnessed similar situations, when I was in Naples.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
No, not at all. Remember, half my family is Italian, with most of their family still over there. Iíve witnessed similar situations, when I was in Naples.

When I went to Naples for a month, I had literally just started dating my wife. It had only been about 5 months. Iíve never been the jealous type, maybe I just never really been in a situation to make me jealous. That was kind of the revolving theme while I was there. Her cousins and sister would take hours to get her ready every time we would go out, and they always wanted to see my reaction.


It is a weird situation when men come to speak to your woman and you canít understand anything they are saying. Also weird, when you find out your wifeís ex boy friend was in the Mafia.
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Old 01-03-23, 07:26 AM
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Oh?
So we will have to stick to the regular subjects here in this thread. Unless the $2.00 winner I had is enough for you. Wooo.....
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Old 01-03-23, 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by datlas
Google Mario Cipollini. Not a good guy based on recent revelations.
We liked him because he was fast, not because he was a gentleman. Sure seams like in order to be great, you must be deficient in other areas.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
She had developed entropion .
Ah...I see. Scratch her ears for me.
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Originally Posted by big john
R.I.P. Ken Block.
Wow! I thought he was bullet proof.
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Old 01-03-23, 07:39 AM
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Originally Posted by ls01
So we will have to stick to the regular subjects here in this thread. Unless the $2.00 winner I had is enough for you. Wooo.....
Just don't let it go to your head.
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Old 01-03-23, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by rjones28
She had developed entropion .
Dang, look at that list. Why didn't they just say most dogs can have that problem? Sheesh.
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Old 01-03-23, 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Dang, look at that list. Why didn't they just say most dogs can have that problem? Sheesh.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Wow! I thought he was bullet proof.
Me too. A magician in a rally car. I assume he got rad on the snowmobile but I don't know any details of the accident.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
That is sad and scary. I hope you're on the pathway to recovery.


I do wonder, though, why, after coming close to fainting repeatedly, you opted to go to work rather than a healthcare facility.
cuz hes a man. Doing man things!
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News flash: the weather in MN is considerably colder than what I'd grown accustomed to in VA.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Just don't let it go to your head.
it'll be hard, but I will try.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
Damar Hamlin collapsed on the field after making a tackle. Has been transported to a Cincinnati hospital.
I saw that headline late last night, but I didn't want to even see the video. I can only imagine how much it shook anyone on the field.
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So daughter #2 had a health issue in November that required her to get an ambulance ride from one ER to another healthcare facility. I just got a note that our health insurance will NOT cover this and the charge is about $1700 for a trip that was only a few miles for a patient who was medically stable.

Obviously I am going to try to negotiate a more reasonable fee. Anyone have experience with this?
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Originally Posted by big john
R.I.P. Ken Block.
Quite a shock to start seeing those tweets scrolling through just after the Bills game was suspended.

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Originally Posted by WhyFi
I saw that headline late last night, but I didn't want to even see the video. I can only imagine how much it shook anyone on the field.
He took a hard hit but it really didn't look bad. He jumped right up, then fell. Hoping for good news today.
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Originally Posted by datlas
So daughter #2 had a health issue in November that required her to get an ambulance ride from one ER to another healthcare facility. I just got a note that our health insurance will NOT cover this and the charge is about $1700 for a trip that was only a few miles for a patient who was medically stable.

Obviously I am going to try to negotiate a more reasonable fee. Anyone have experience with this?
That blows. I don't understand how medical professionals can deem it necessary to transport a patient to another facility, in the larger scope of treatment, and insurance can break it up a la carte and say, "yeah - nah."
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
That blows. I don't understand how medical professionals can deem it necessary to transport a patient to another facility, in the larger scope of treatment, and insurance can break it up a la carte and say, "yeah - nah."
Our healthcare "system" is quite dysfunctional. I am sure you are well aware.
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Originally Posted by datlas
So daughter #2 had a health issue in November that required her to get an ambulance ride from one ER to another healthcare facility. I just got a note that our health insurance will NOT cover this and the charge is about $1700 for a trip that was only a few miles for a patient who was medically stable.

Obviously I am going to try to negotiate a more reasonable fee. Anyone have experience with this?
That really sucks. Who called the bus and why did they feel it was necessary? You might try to get them on record.

We narrowly dodged one of those many years ago when my daughter's daycare called an ambulance because she was shivering with a high fever and they had once seen a kid have a febrile seizure. I met the ambulance at the door of the ER and, mainly because it was a military hospital, I think, the crew tore the trip sheet up.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
I saw that headline late last night, but I didn't want to even see the video. I can only imagine how much it shook anyone on the field.
I tuned in late and didn't see the hit. They never replayed it again while I was watching, and I stayed tuned for over an hour until the league finally postponed the game and the fans filed out. It was such an eerie scene to tune in, see the stands totally filled with fans, but there's no cheering going on and the field is totally empty.
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Originally Posted by thin_concrete
Totally impressed by that.

Iíve done lots of 10-15% (and a few at 15%+) climbs on Zwift and theyíre tough. The only saving grace is that the cassette on my Zwift hub is an 11-28 and the cassette on my Marvel is an 11-32. Not a huge difference, but it should help a little.
The low gear on my MTB is a 32x52, which is pretty darn low. I think I was in the 2nd-lowest gear for the steeper parts of that ride. The gearing is such that 15%+ isn't really a test of brute strength to muscle a big gear, but more a matter of how long you can tolerate going that damn slowly.
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Originally Posted by ls01
cuz hes a man. Doing man things!
I hate going to the doctor as much as the next guy, but if I was battling unconsciousness I think I'd go get checked out
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News flash: the weather in MN is considerably colder than what I'd grown accustomed to in VA.
It's a windy mid-winter day in quasi-Siberia.




Originally Posted by datlas
the charge is about $1700 for a trip that was only a few miles for a patient who was medically stable.
Seems reasonable.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
The low hear on my MTB is a 32x52, which is pretty darn low. I think I was in the 2nd-lowest gear for the steeper parts of that ride. The gearing is such that 15%+ isn't really a test of brute strength to muscle a big gear, but more a matter of how long you can tolerate going that damn slowly.
Ever do the (road) ride to Mount Baldy ski lift? First, you climb 5000 feet in 25+ miles to the village, depending on which way you go up. Then, when you just want to have a snack and turn back, the next 4 miles to the top gains 2000 feet. Lots of 15% in that section and I usually have to stop but I have made it to the top without stopping on 34x29.

What's amazing is watching the pros race up that thing after flogging themselves all over those mountains. Too bad there's no more ATOC.
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