Look up emergency savings average USA. You can consider emergency savings with travel expenses. To travel, you need a certain amount in savings. Ideally, that’s emergency funds with separate travel funds. But minimum, you can use emergency funds to travel. How many American households can afford to take themselves even at standard (not high speed) rail rates?

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Metaphor test. How are these similar? (1) BIRD – AIRPLANE (2) SWORD – PISTOL (3) ORANGE – BALL (4) SUN – LIGHTBULB (5) PAPER – LEAF (6) PEAK – NEEDLE (7) ROAD – RIVER (8) LOVE – DRUG (9) MOUNTAIN – OBSTACLE (10) CIRCLE – NECKLACE (11) LONELINESS – DESERT (12) RIDDLE – LABYRINTH (13) TIME – RIVER (14) CORPORATION – TREE (15) TAVERN – CHURCH (16) THEORY – BUILDING (17) DIAMOND – SNOWFLAKE (18) MEMORY – PRISON (19) KEY – ANSWER (20) MARRIAGE – ALLOY

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Grammatical Metaphor in Technical Writing – “Grammatical metaphor is particularly associated with technical or scientific writing, where, for example, processes are routinely represented as ‘things.’ This leads to noun-heavy sentences such as the following from a scientific journal (processes as ‘things’ are in bold): While still in its infancy, numerical drug design shows significant potential for boosting experimental research productivity by the early identification of promising candidates for detailed experimental investigation. This style of writing has its origins in the 17th century. The development of science meant that the resources of language had to be adapted to accommodate new kinds of knowledge and new ways of finding out about the world.” (Michael Pearce, The Routledge Dictionary of English Language Studies. Routledge, 2007)

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Most folks put themselves as “normal” and work around that. It’s a good test. I thought I was politically center until I took a few tests. Out of all of them, this is best for Americans as it’s accurate enough and specific enough that I couldn’t say it was totally wrong about me. No, I won’t watch the video. I form my opinions by observation of behaviors, individual and group. I form my own theories. They happen to fall in the “left libertarian” / social anarchist – call it whatever.

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I mean for me, I was always indy. Proud of no party affiliation. But after 16 yrs in FL, for 2018 primaries I joined the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida at least on principal so I could vote in primaries. I never would have considered that before but the division between the two candidates was more extreme than I’d ever seen before in any election.

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Go where he went online. Talk to who he talked to. I keep seeing snippets of this manifesto all over the place. It’s not rocket science. You can find all the same ideas talked about in any numbers of groups online. What specifically makes this man stand out is that he murdered people in cold blood that he did not consider people. What good it is to want to learn, “Why he considers people not people”? Do I want to find out how much I agree or disagree with his assessments? What’s the trio? means motive opportunity It’s not rocket science.

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I’m glad solid state drives are taking over. But: CDs will last 1000 years. (they don’t). Our backup system is foolproof (company closes). Lots of big promises. Standards change frequently. Serial and Parallel ports were standards for 25+ years. Now it’s USB. But which one? What will replace USB by 2025? Don’t know yet. Cloud’s great. Companies change hands and dissolve. Servers get wiped.

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