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« Reply #23982 on: May 26, 2023, 09:06:26 AM »
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« Reply #23983 on: May 26, 2023, 09:46:45 AM »
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« Reply #23984 on: May 26, 2023, 09:50:37 AM »
The most popular college majors aren't the highest-paying – these degrees are, study finds (msn.com)
The most popular college majors aren't the highest-paying – these degrees are, study finds (msn.com)
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« Reply #23985 on: May 26, 2023, 10:00:41 AM »
If you've never visited Chicago and want to do so, you best get it done sooner than later.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/chicago-budget-plan-brandon-johnson-saqib-bhatti-acre-peoples-unity-platform-95c775c7?st=iuvi6pwdov86n7u&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink
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« Reply #23986 on: May 26, 2023, 10:20:59 AM »
my visit in 2008 or so was great
not going back
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« Reply #23987 on: May 26, 2023, 10:22:21 AM »
There was no will to go to war with the Soviet Union in 1945, none.  We still had Japan to defeat and were far more interested in getting Stalin to help than to attack his forces (which were enormous, well equipped, and battle hardened).  It was not a consideration by anyone who was serious.  The US public was growing tired of war as it was.
Agreed and as one example of this:
My dad was born in 1940. One of his oldest memories was of a little parade in the neighborhood when the war ended. He (just turned five) and everyone in the neighborhood celebrated the war's end.

His parents bought him a bicycle as soon as they could after that. Like nearly all Americans at the time, they had plenty of money but there was nothing to buy. His dad (grandfather I never met) had worked his regular job (at the Electric Company) then a second job at a local aluminum casting plant that made aircraft parts throughout the war. With his two jobs they had good income but many items were rationed and many others were simply unavailable.

The newest bicycles were from 1942 before the factory switched over to war production.

The newest civilian automobiles were the VERY few 1942 models* built in 1941 and EARLY 1942 before the auto plants switched over to war production.

This was true across industries. Families like my grandparents wanted to buy bicycles for their kids, new cars, washing machines, etc, etc.

One of the considerations in dropping the Atomic Bomb was a concern among US leadership that the American people would think that Germany's surrender meant that the war was over and their support for continuing the war against Japan would wane.

*Among car collectors, 1942 models are very valuable because they are so rare. Very few were made and the few that were tended to get used up during the war since they were the newest cars available.

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« Reply #23988 on: May 26, 2023, 10:31:12 AM »
The A-bomb was not of much use tactically, anyway, though we didn't know it at that time.  Tactical nukes had not been developed.  Those might have been useful depending.

Soviet tanks of that era were not only incredible numerous but very advanced compared with even out M24.

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« Reply #23989 on: May 26, 2023, 10:32:08 AM »
I haven't been to Chicago in at least 10 years. Maybe even 12. Used to go there often. Not every summer, but maybe every other before I moved to FL. No real desire to go there again if I'm being honest lol. I'd rather visit NYC if I want to visit a major city.

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« Reply #23990 on: May 26, 2023, 10:35:01 AM »
I have really enjoyed visiting California, and we'll go back soonish.  The wine aspect is certainly one part of it.  I've yet to visit northern California past Lake County.

Utah us on our short list again, we really like Zion and want to see more of the NPs there.  Upstate NY is on my list somewhere.


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« Reply #23991 on: May 26, 2023, 10:36:21 AM »
I haven't been to Chicago in at least 10 years. Maybe even 12. Used to go there often. Not every summer, but maybe every other before I moved to FL. No real desire to go there again if I'm being honest lol. I'd rather visit NYC if I want to visit a major city.
Or just take the Brightline to Miami.
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« Reply #23992 on: May 26, 2023, 10:39:08 AM »
We're gonna do a Boston/NH/Maine trip, maybe in 2024.

No interest in NYC, LA, Chicago, SF. 

Although we just got sucked into going to a ****'ing wedding in Malibu this August. Which means my feet have to touch LA.
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« Reply #23993 on: May 26, 2023, 10:44:29 AM »
I have very little reason to ever go to LA, and I live an hour from there. 

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« Reply #23994 on: May 26, 2023, 10:47:31 AM »
I used to LOVE visiting my BIL (RIP bro) in Belmont Shore. Really cool area.
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« Reply #23995 on: May 26, 2023, 10:47:39 AM »
I plan to visit betarhoalphadelta some fine day.
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