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      The Report function of the forum works well. If you see someone acting up, acting out, or just being an okole, use the Report function. It works! I have it set up so it not only sends me an email, but that email is then marked with a flag, and get's put to the top of my email list. I will try to access/look at the report/topic as soon as possible, but remember, I'm on a six hour time delay, and other mods not only have a life, but a real job as well.  k den


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  • Birthday 08/06/1965

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  • Location Ohio
  • Full Name Jeff Minks

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  1. HomerS added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    Mercedes AMG GT.....on the expressway and I tried getting a picture of it but he opened it up and was gone.  Nice sound!  Not what I expected from a Mercedes
  2. HomerS added a post in a topic Six more weeks of winter   

    No less accurate than the 'professional' weather forecasters that have millions of $$ worth of Doppler radar.
    As one of the local radio stations morning radio said about the one local weather hottie.....if you're going to give me complete inaccuracy, at least give me something to look at!
  3. HomerS added a post in a topic 1.1 cars that got away   

    1992...fully loaded, 5 speed, black on black 1986 Toyota Supra w/ low miles.  The contractor replacing the windows in my house didn't know I was a car guy.  I had just bought a POS Mercury Topaz for about $3K more than what he sold the Supra for.  ARGH!!!    2.5 years and a AAA 'frequent flyer card, I unloaded it for a Dodge Stealth.
  4. HomerS added a topic in The Off-Topic Lounge   

    Basketball rules question
    i'm a die hard hockey fan so I know very little about basketball.  My ten year old son plays in a recreational league.  The team that they were playing today had a player get his fifth foul (so he should be out of the game).  Not only did the home team have to point this out to the two refs, but between his fifth foul and the refs took him out, his team went down and scored a two point shot.  At a minimum, shouldn't have the points come off the scoreboard?
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  5. HomerS added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    The local school system passed a tax levy to build a new school replacing three schools the district has let deteriorate to the point its cheaper to replace.  The location of the new school will need to have the road widened to accommodate the additional traffic.  When the city council was asked what the traffic study recommended, it was announced one was never done!  
    My tax dollars at work!!!!!!
  6. HomerS added a post in a topic Silly warning labels   

    One of the best commercials (I think it was on the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom Shot)....this safety moment was brought to you by the Nine Digit Tool Company.
  7. HomerS added a post in a topic Silly warning labels   

    I don't know if it's still there but years ago while vacationing in Florida, there is a small pond as you come out from The Pier in St Pete.  Posted in several places was a sign stating boldly "Do Not Taunt The Alligators".  Even before the Animal Planet channel, i would think this would be common sense but I'm sure someone got too close. I wish i could find my picture of that sign
  8. HomerS added a post in a topic Offbeat Places You Have Purchased Model Kits?   

    Kids toy resale shop.  Per the clerk, the person didn't know who would take these.  Nothing special other than a good price
  9. HomerS added a topic in The Off-Topic Lounge   

    Sports salaries......
    Other than for my fourth graders class field trip, I have't been to a top level sports game in ten plus years.  Both professional teams in Cincinnati are pathetic.  Reds set an MLB record for the most home runs this past season and no one from the managerial/coaching staff were canned.  Bengals.....missed the playoffs again and they keep the 0-7 in the playoffs head coach.  No comment needed with the revolving door of players in trouble with the law.
    Give me the minor league....Single A Dayton Dragons (affiliate of the Reds)  or the ECHL Cincinnati Cyclones (affiliate of the Nashville Predators).  Guys that put forth the effort to get to move up instead of the $$$.  Players meet the fans and sign autographs.
    Here is the reason for the rant....An excerpt from the Cincinnati Reds....
     It took Billy Hamilton until his fourth big-league season to crack the millionaires' club. The Reds are paying him less than they'll pay Ken Griffey Jr. this year - and Griffey hasn't played here since 2008.  If you count Griffey Jr., Hamilton is ninth on the Reds payroll for 2017. That's because the Reds are still paying the 47-year-old Hall of Famer $3,593,750 in annual deferred payments - and will until 2025. (In fairness to Griffey, that's because he willingly took less up-front money when he signed a nine-year, $116.5 million contract to come here in 2000. And he signed for less than market value at that. 
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  10. HomerS added a post in a topic Chargers moving to LA   

    Fudge...The owner of the Cincinnati Bengals threatened to move the team to LA if the taxpayers didn't pay for the new stadium.  They caved (I can say they as I didn't vote for it).  The owner said they needed it to be competitive.  Another losing season and still haven't canned the coach after going 0-7 in the playoffs.
  11. HomerS added a topic in The Off-Topic Lounge   

    Huntington Bank
    We've all seen their commercials advertising how they are not the big bank.  I paid off my car loan this morning and because I added a little bit every month its a couple month early and the final payment was about a third of the usual amount.  The payment date was on the seventh of the month (today).  I walked in, handed the teller the paper and the exact amount of $124.22 in cash.  She called it up and i needed to cough up another penny as they were already on Monday business (not quite 11a).....and the payment was now $124.23.  Seriously?  A penny!!  I didn't have anything smaller than a $5.  So much for getting rid of $0.22, I came home with $0.99 in change.
    Even if the teller made minimum wage, it cost Huntington more than that to collect the penny rather than hitting the delete key....even explaining it to me was more than $0.01 of her time.
    It's not the point of the penny....just the stupidity of big business truly squeezing the last penny out of a borrower.
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  12. HomerS added a post in a topic Ollie's strike again   

    What's left is on sale 40% off.  The local stores only have the Chevy SSR and surprisingly, only a few Lindberg cop cars.  Lots of dinosaurs, airplanes, eagle and the Shuttle.
  13. HomerS added a post in a topic What Pleased You Today!   

    You may recall I adopted our fourth dog back in April from a rural shelter in which the poor guy had two chips (neither with current info) and over a pound and a half of fur removed by the groomer.  Feeling adventurous, I took him to Petsmart for his pic with Santa.  I had a greyhound who was notorious for leaving 'clean up in aisle 3' every time we went so i wasn't sure what to expect.  He was an absolute angel!  I could not have asked for a better dog.
    70 pounds of 2-3 year old overgrown puppy that is spoiled rotten.....and I wouldn't have it any other way. 

  14. HomerS added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    With a proven track record of NOT getting me things on the list made when my family asks :what do you want for Christmas', I bought myself these.
    Both are factory sealed

  15. HomerS added a post in a topic Dr.Bombay from Bewitched passed away   

    Bernard Fox also Col. Crittenden from Hogan's Heroes