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TR Community scoreboard for October 12, 2012

By Sonja Thompson Staff ·
Here are the TR community stats for the past week:

TR members with the most total posts on the forums
Deadly Ernest - 77
Palmetto_CharlieSpencer - 51
AnsuGisalas - 49
Tony Hopkinson - 37
Hal 9000 - 26

TR members with the most Votes Up in the Discussions forum
Deadly Ernest - 69
mtoub - 66
Palmetto_CharlieSpencer - 52
jeff - 43
Tony Hopkinson and dl_wraith - 39

TR members with the most Votes Up in the Q&A forum
robo_dev - 5
wizard57m-cnet - 3
dzammit2 - 2

Spam busters
Tony Hopkinson and Deadly Ernest - 1

Happy birthday to TR members TiggerTwo and cmiller5400!

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Provided she gets her own way she's happy

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Hope SWMBO is ok

The down side is that while she thinks she can do what she could before the Op I have to Baby her because she can't.

Though she did walk up the the Shop this morning and get the papers but I believe that she was hanging out for a Coffee more than anything else. :^0

Currently she's sleeping or at least trying to.


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You made me count

by Madsmaddad In reply to Me too

And I'll tip into 67 in 4 months. (blaspheme), How did I get there!
Well, my new knee is just a year old and working well so that's Ok.
and a couple of years ago the gummint started sending me money so it ain't all bad. (no comments about how it's my own money that I gave them over the years)


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Sorry but that is another concept that has arisen that I don't understand

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to You made me count

Why do people think that any money that Governments send them is really theirs being returned by the said Government?

When we pay Taxes we are allowing the Government to do it's job to protect us from the Big Bad World out there so why do people think that paying taxes now is somehow the Government stealing their money and when the Government starts paying Benefits in any form it is just returning My Money?


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Well, when they start up new social programs the government

by Deadly Ernest In reply to Sorry but that is another ...

up the taxes and say it's to pay for that new social program, they did that when they set up government old age pensions. Thus they provide an expectation that we can get the social payment later or when needed because they've been taking money off us to pay for that. Like when you put money in the bank and then withdraw some back.

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Faulty premise

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Sorry but that is another ...

"When we pay Taxes we are allowing the Government to do it's job to protect us from the Big Bad World out there ..."

Some of us disagree that protecting us from the world is its job. I don't think anyone would debate that defending out country from other countries is part of a government's job. But 'protecting' us from the results of our own (in)actions, from our own failure to save for retirement or purchase health insurance or use products in ways no sober person would attempt? That's where the debate lies.

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What's up, dude?

by NickNielsen In reply to 50 is ok

Was down in your neck of the woods a couple of weeks ago. Honked and waved.

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Heard the beep but

by Michael Jay In reply to What's up, dude?

missed you, let me know when you are around.

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May not happen again for quite a while

by NickNielsen In reply to Heard the beep but

I've been administratively transferred to the Charlotte office....three days before I left on a 10-day vacation.

I suspect Charlotte's management is not too happy about that...

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Youngster? Really???

by Tigger_Two In reply to 50 is ok

I may be chronologically 50 but am experientially 90.


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What's that old saying I used to hear??

by wizard57m-cnet Moderator In reply to Youngster? Really???

Something like "It's not the years, it's the mileage"! LOL!
Wrinkles, spots, etc. don't bother me, I have plenty to go
around. Those "light colored shades" in my hair? Nah,
not gray, it's experience!! No, I'm not going bald, my
forehead is getting higher!! I used to laugh at Tim Conway's
little old man character, until I noticed friends only a few years
more experienced than myself taking on those characteristics!!
I keep telling my kids not to laugh at us, because before they
know what happened, they will be doing the same thing!
Twenty years goes by a lot faster when you turn 40 as opposed
to turning 20! My own confrontation with "high mileage" occurred
about 4 years ago, when a previous job had me doing a lot of
driving in unfamiliar territory...did you know some places think it
is acceptable to use blurry writing for their street and highway signs?!!
Sheesh...then I was told by an optometrist that it WASN'T the signs,
but my eyes! What?!? No way...but alas, the eyeglasses did indeed
make the writing on the signs clear! So now I wear them when driving...
kind of irritating though, my peripheral vision is still great, and I see
things from the side, but to make out distant detail I have to turn my
head in the direction rather than just glance.
Mrs Wiz, trying to be consoling, told me my glasses made me look
like a "professor"...Gee, thanks hon! Anyway...a lot of the time I
leave my glasses right there on an end table with my cell phone, LOL!
Hoping she doesn't catch me out and about without both, hehe!

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