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    I'm a bit of a tool guy and I need tools that...

    I'm a bit of a tool guy and I need tools that will do the job and last me good while and not be uncomfortable to use. Take a rotary sander, for example. I had a B&D unit, that worked real well, comfy...
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    If they are spending money like that, I do not...

    If they are spending money like that, I do not feel bad about them shutting down.. Sure, I feel for the employees earning workers wages, but an administratively bloated system should not continue to...
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    Home projects are getting done with abandon....

    Home projects are getting done with abandon. Maintenance, repairs, spring yard work. Just itching for something to do. I make a list, and each item leaves me finding 1 or 2 more that need doing.
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    Agreed, top heavy admins. Wayyyy back, in the...

    Agreed, top heavy admins.

    Wayyyy back, in the late 70's, let's look at the math department, for example, in my Junior high school. they had one department head per subject. The department head...
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    Ahhh... got it.

    Ahhh... got it.
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    Now, maybe it is me who is confused. I see...

    Now, maybe it is me who is confused. I see colleges as a factory to print money. Guaranteed funds coming in all the time, federally backed student loans, buildings all built with grants to get...
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    I think Lyndon needs to reassess their finances...

    I think Lyndon needs to reassess their finances and get their house in order. I don't feel bad for them, profiteering off student loans.
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    I can remember looking to go to SMVTI (South...

    I can remember looking to go to SMVTI (South Portland, Maine)when I graduated high school. The cost was far less than a college would have been, just over half, IIRC. I couldn't see a way to repay...
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    lol!

    lol!
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    Why not have a politician submit a bill to erase...

    Why not have a politician submit a bill to erase mortgages???? Someone, somewhere has footed the bill for all these loans, and people signed their name to them agreeing to pay them back according to...
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    ^^^^ This

    ^^^^ This
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    There were strings attached. But yet, the Kennedy...

    There were strings attached. But yet, the Kennedy center for the arts was allowed to lay off their staff after getting their money. It's always about the money.
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    That would make an interesting study, but being...

    That would make an interesting study, but being solvent in past years doesn't make for a legitimate reason to keep it in operation. Just ask the folks at Sears, K-mart, Mammoth mart, etc.... Each of...
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    If the shutdown costs are 25 million, pay it and...

    If the shutdown costs are 25 million, pay it and be done. To spend another 25 million this year, then pay the 25 million shutdown costs next year, you are simply kicking the can down the road. It's a...
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    I agree, A raise to keep pace with inflation,...

    I agree, A raise to keep pace with inflation, regardless of merit or improvement, is all I would see as anywhere near sustainable. Getting a raise beyond inflation is unsustainable. Merit raises are...
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    Can't say I disagree with this. But is everyone...

    Can't say I disagree with this. But is everyone in the state also getting the same raise? Or just public sector employees. I'd like to see public sector employees raises tied to the average of raises...
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    Which brings us back to why is college so...

    Which brings us back to why is college so expensive, if they are raking money in with every endeavor?

    I believe a realistic look at all the expenses would prove enlightening.

    Take, for...
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    My cousin's wife was a teacher in Germany. At...

    My cousin's wife was a teacher in Germany. At graduation from High School, you were told if you were eligible for college or trade school. It wasn't your decision. More or less.
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    Full disclosure here: I am unsympathetic to...

    Full disclosure here: I am unsympathetic to colleges, given what they charge. Most, if not all, of their buildings are built thru grants or endowments, so they carry o mortgages or long term debt....
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    I am determined not to let that happen. This past...

    I am determined not to let that happen. This past season, I took off 40 lbs. over 4 months. When I retired on 2015, I very quickly put on 30 lbs and it has stayed on until this winter. Basically,...
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    Although losing out on a pass is a bit of a...

    Although losing out on a pass is a bit of a concern, I feel good about Sunday River. I know, personally, more than a few people who have opted out of skiing for various reasons. If there is a note...
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    Got my Boyne pass as soon as it went on sale,...

    Got my Boyne pass as soon as it went on sale, cheapest price of the spring for next season.
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    Just itching to get out and do something, beat...

    Just itching to get out and do something, beat back cabin fever, etc.... Yesterday, I took a nice ride to the beach, promptly turned around and drove back, as lots were roped off, but it was a nice...
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    Back to earning your turns. Looks like that is...

    Back to earning your turns. Looks like that is gonna be harder these days with all this rain, and it is still supposed to rain more today. I'm gonna pack up my skis, tune em and wax em and set then...
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    Trailboss, you are clearly spoiling for a good...

    Trailboss, you are clearly spoiling for a good ole argument. Have at it, I'm out.
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