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Old 08-11-2016, 01:48 PM   #26381
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I know the feeling....

I'll be popping the question in 16 days.
Look you posted pictures of everything online and got her fathers permission. I thought it had been done. Now hurry up and propose. So Haily can get the best engagement gift ever.
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Old 08-11-2016, 01:49 PM   #26382
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I posted pictures on mt.net.

She would never visit this cespool. She still has no idea.
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I posted pictures on mt.net.

She would never visit this cespool. She still has no idea.
This cesspool is the internet to me. Nothing else matters. Well except for Emergency Kittens.
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My sys admin here at work asked at one point why I have so much traffic from this cesspool... so I showed him my mazdaspeed outside

mt.net tab is always open
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Two rednecks are out hunting, and as they are walking along they came upon a huge hole in the ground.

They approach it and are amazed at the size of it.

The first hunter says, "Wow, that's some hole; I can't even see the bottom. I wonder how deep it is?"

The second hunter says," I don't know. Let's throw somethin' down there, listen and see how long it takes to hit bottom."

The first hunter says, "Hey, there's an old automobile transmission over there.
Give me a hand, we'll throw it in and see."

So they pick it up and carry it over and count one, two, three and heave it in the hole. They are standing there listening, looking over the edge, when they hear a rustling behind them. As they turn around, they see a goat come crashing through the underbrush, run up to the hole and, without hesitation, jump in headfirst.
While they are standing there staring at each other in amazement, peering into the hole, trying to figure out what that was all about, an old farmer saunters up.

"Say there," says the farmer, "You fellers didn't happen to see my goat around here anywhere, did you ?"

The first hunter says, "Funny you should ask, but we were just standing here a minute ago and a goat came running out of the bushes doin' bout a hunnert miles an hour and jumped . . .headfirst into this here hole!!"

The old farmer said, "Naw, that's impossible . ..

I had him chained to a transmission."
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1. My goal for 2016 was to lose just 10 pounds. Only 15 to go.


2. Ate salad for dinner. Mostly croutons & tomatoes. Really just one big round crouton covered with tomato sauce. And cheese. FINE, it was a pizza. I ate a pizza.

3. How to prepare Tofu:
a. Throw it in the trash
b. Grill some meat

4. I just did a week's worth of cardio after walking into a spider web.

5. I don't mean to brag, but I finished my 14-day diet food in 3 hours and 20 minutes.

6. A recent study has found women who carry a little extra weight live longer than men who mention it.
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Came across something odd...

It's an automated betting site where MUGEN AI battle with random match ups.

Music plays, twitch stream plays, chat on the side and the betting system is integrated into the game.

Salty Bet

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Salty's Dream Cast Casino or just SaltyBet for short is a website that embeds a Twitch.tv stream usually of live competitive events like the Evolution Championship Series and allows its users to place virtual bets on said events. When there are no notable competitive events running, the stream runs AI M.U.G.E.N matches and allows people to bet on said matches. Salty Bet is purely for entertainment purposes and no real money will be paid out.

Users that create their account start with $400 in fictional currency of Salty Bucks that can be used to place their bets. Between every match there is a betting phase during which the players can place their bets. If a player loses all their money they get a bailout of $100 Salty Bucks. SaltyBet also features a paid subscription feature named "Salty Illuminati", joining to which allows users to view match records, edit character stats, and make match requests.[1]

The site currently cycles between 3 modes. The cycle is 100 matchmaking rounds, a 16 character tournament, and 25 exhibition matches.
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I think I've seen that a few guys around here have older trucks, I'm wondering how logical is it to daily. I'm looking at picking up my friends 1978 C20 (1978 C20 3/4 ton pickup truck (350/400)). He's very meticulous and has done every bit of maintenance to survive a 2000 mile top gear style challenge, so it's mechanically sound. This would replace my 1996 Ranger STX, which I just replaced front wheel bearings, brakes, and axles on. It also seems to have a deteriorating steering system, or maybe that's just because I've spent the whole summer driving the Miata and I'm not used to typical truck steering slop? I'm just not sure the Ranger is up to 7-8 months of daily driving while I'm doing my V8 swap as it's already left me stranded once in the past year.

What's it like daily driving a 70's carbureted truck through a Michigan winter? Am I going to regret it every morning when it won't start? Is it not as bad as I'm expecting and the proper priming procedure will make it easy to start, assuming the engine/carb is in good condition and tuned properly?
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When I did my build, I simply bought another used Miata.

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So my dad started "seeing" people at their house the other week. These visions have come out of nowhere. Terrified, he got in his car and took off. (We dont let him drive by himself) We called the necessary agencies, because we werent sure if he would find his way home. An hour later, he made it home.

The family decided at that point to take him to the hospital. Days of testing led to the diagnosis of dementia/alzheimers. We already knew this as the symptoms were already in place. Up to this point, he has refused treatment.

Which leads me to my question of asset protection. He will probably need to be placed in a home in a few years. I have been reading up on the rules of countable assets as a qualifier for medicaid. Anyone gone through this that can shed some light? I know rules vary by state but any first hand info would be great.
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I think I've seen that a few guys around here have older trucks, I'm wondering how logical is it to daily. I'm looking at picking up my friends 1978 C20 (1978 C20 3/4 ton pickup truck (350/400)). He's very meticulous and has done every bit of maintenance to survive a 2000 mile top gear style challenge, so it's mechanically sound. This would replace my 1996 Ranger STX, which I just replaced front wheel bearings, brakes, and axles on. It also seems to have a deteriorating steering system, or maybe that's just because I've spent the whole summer driving the Miata and I'm not used to typical truck steering slop? I'm just not sure the Ranger is up to 7-8 months of daily driving while I'm doing my V8 swap as it's already left me stranded once in the past year.

What's it like daily driving a 70's carbureted truck through a Michigan winter? Am I going to regret it every morning when it won't start? Is it not as bad as I'm expecting and the proper priming procedure will make it easy to start, assuming the engine/carb is in good condition and tuned properly?
Old trucks are awesome. If you dont care about gas mileage then do it. I get 7 mpg in my 72 Ford around town. My commute is 5 miles though so it's not a big deal.
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So my dad started "seeing" people at their house the other week. These visions have come out of nowhere. Terrified, he got in his car and took off. (We dont let him drive by himself) We called the necessary agencies, because we werent sure if he would find his way home. An hour later, he made it home.

The family decided at that point to take him to the hospital. Days of testing led to the diagnosis of dementia/alzheimers. We already knew this as the symptoms were already in place. Up to this point, he has refused treatment.

Which leads me to my question of asset protection. He will probably need to be placed in a home in a few years. I have been reading up on the rules of countable assets as a qualifier for medicaid. Anyone gone through this that can shed some light? I know rules vary by state but any first hand info would be great.
Assuming your dad is already a Medicare recipient, Medicaid is what you'll be looking into. My wife and I looked after her mom who had Alzheimers and was in a home for 3 years.

I would start by talking with an elder law attorney (put together a comprehensive list of assets). The usual 'power of attorney', 'legal guardian' etc would apply. Do this before your dad is to the point where his judgement could be questioned.

Alzheimers is a tough thing to watch a family member go through. Good luck.

Edit: Attached a pretty good document for you. Don't take it as legal advice as each state has it's own laws.
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^This. Interview a couple of attorneys and pick the one you like. He will want to do POA's and probably set up a trust, etc. Do this quickly.
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I know of a great elder lawyer named Jimmy McGill. Has some awesome tv commercials and knows how to talk to the old folks.
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Assuming your dad is already a Medicare recipient, Medicaid is what you'll be looking into. My wife and I looked after her mom who had Alzheimers and was in a home for 3 years.

I would start by talking with an elder law attorney (put together a comprehensive list of assets). The usual 'power of attorney', 'legal guardian' etc would apply. Do this before your dad is to the point where his judgement could be questioned.

Alzheimers is a tough thing to watch a family member go through. Good luck.
Yes, already a medicare recipient.

Already have wills and POA in place. I will check to see if the attorney who drew up the papers is an elder attorney.

Pretty scarry stuff. He has sun downers syndrome on top of all this. It affects a small percentage of people with his diagnosis. Unfortunately he becomes full of rage during this time. Two nights at the hospital required multiple nurses to contain him and security detail posted outside his room. The meds he is on now have stopped the visions and rage.
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Yes, already a medicare recipient.

Already have wills and POA in place. I will check to see if the attorney who drew up the papers is an elder attorney.

Pretty scarry stuff. He has sun downers syndrome on top of all this. It affects a small percentage of people with his diagnosis. Unfortunately he becomes full of rage during this time. Two nights at the hospital required multiple nurses to contain him and security detail posted outside his room. The meds he is on now have stopped the visions and rage.
I uploaded a PDF file to my post. Take a few minutes to read it and familiarize yourself with the terms. FWIW, my oldest daughter is the Director of senior services for a large regional hospital and knows the Medicare/Medicaid stuff in/out. Her masters was in LTC admin. But again, different states = different rules. If I can help just PM me and I'll ask her if applicable.
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I get 7 mpg in my 72 Ford around town. My commute is 5 miles though so it's not a big deal.
That's only marginally worse than the 10.5 I get in my FD.

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Old trucks are awesome. If you dont care about gas mileage then do it. I get 7 mpg in my 72 Ford around town. My commute is 5 miles though so it's not a big deal.
You don't ever have to deal with the temperature being below 0 though

I drove an old carbed truck every day for years, as did nearly every other American born before the 70s.
I was ok, and they were too.
As long as everything is tuned up perfectly in the winter, you'll be fine.
Are you storing inside or out?
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You don't ever have to deal with the temperature being below 0 though

I drove an old carbed truck every day for years, as did nearly every other American born before the 70s.
I was ok, and they were too.
As long as everything is tuned up perfectly in the winter, you'll be fine.
Are you storing inside or out?
I think I'm just nervous about how old it is. Everyone I've talked to thinks it'll be no issue since it's currently in good mechanical condition. Unfortunately it'll be stored outside.
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My mom was getting all their financials together so we could set up a consultation. My dad just took off on his mtn bike after saying, "you want to put me in a home." I guess he assumes that papers = home, when really we are just trying to protect what he has earned his whole life. Ugh
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