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by psu_dad
Mon May 21, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Free for All
Topic: Web-based insurance
Replies: 4
Views: 57

Re: Web-based insurance

I went to the Progressive web site to get a price quote. I was surprised at how much info they had access to. Just based on my name and address, they knew what cars I owned, they knew I was currently insured by MetLife and they knew my current coverage. I guess insurance companies share this info? T...
by psu_dad
Mon May 21, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Free for All
Topic: Web-based insurance
Replies: 4
Views: 57

Web-based insurance

I'm changing my auto insurance (long story) when my current policy comes up for renewal in July. Does anyone have experience with web-based insurance companies like Progressive or Geico?
by psu_dad
Mon May 21, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Free for All
Topic: 2018 Baseball Season
Replies: 292
Views: 9725

Re: 2018 Baseball Season

Bill James has always had a problem with the way managers user their Ace closers. He thinks bringing them in to preserve a 3-run lead in the 9th is a waste of resources. He believes it would be better for the manager to pick a more crucial time to use them. For instance, the 8th inning of a 2-2 tie ...
by psu_dad
Sun May 20, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Free for All
Topic: Random Thoughts Again
Replies: 1067
Views: 38873

Re: Random Thoughts Again

Bernie Sanders' wife is out of work, now that her private college is kaput. Maybe they should have hired her.
by psu_dad
Sun May 20, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Free for All
Topic: Random Thoughts Again
Replies: 1067
Views: 38873

Re: Random Thoughts Again

This is Texas. You can pretty much walk into a Burger King with a holstered Colt .45. I presume Texas has the gun laws it's citizenry wants. And I presume they're not going to change them in any significant way. So it stands to reason (so to speak) that their elected officials would focus on securit...
by psu_dad
Sun May 20, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Free for All
Topic: Random Thoughts Again
Replies: 1067
Views: 38873

Re: Random Thoughts Again

The office of Lt Gov in Texas is apparently much different than in MA. Here, you're just supposed to collect your paycheck and shut your pie hole. The office went vacant from 2013-2015. No one noticed. ---------- PS - In fairness to Gov Knucklehead, he was talking about less entrances , not less exi...
by psu_dad
Sun May 20, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Free for All
Topic: Random Thoughts Again
Replies: 1067
Views: 38873

Re: Random Thoughts Again

Kids have been getting bullied since forever. Girls have been rejecting boys since forever. Kids have disliked certain teachers since forever. And guns have been around since forever. There is absolutely positively something else going on here. I just don't know what it is.
by psu_dad
Sat May 19, 2018 6:36 pm
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Topic: Random Thoughts Again
Replies: 1067
Views: 38873

Re: Random Thoughts Again

Did this kid's parent know that he was posting crazy stuff on the internet? Probably not. When your kids are small, you have total control of the people and things they're exposed to. But at some point when they enter school, you lose much of that control. You hope/pray that the values you tried to...
by psu_dad
Sat May 19, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Free for All
Topic: Random Thoughts Again
Replies: 1067
Views: 38873

Re: Random Thoughts Again

Two points: (1) The military is not democratic. People serving in the Armed Forces don't get a vote on the rules/regulations governing the possession of weapons. Nor do they get to vote for/against the military leadership making these rules/regulations. Civilians do. (2) People serving in the Armed ...
by psu_dad
Fri May 18, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Free for All
Topic: Random Thoughts Again
Replies: 1067
Views: 38873

Re: Random Thoughts Again

So are we all supposed to just say “fuck it! That’s life and there is nothing we can do about it”. The AR-15 is banned in MA. So are large capacity magazines. Five seconds after the Vegas shooting, bump stocks were banned. So obviously, something can be done. Some states choose to. Some do not.