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    Re: Costco Auto Buy Program

    >>>Costco is fine but when it comes to servicing, you may not get the special treatment a sales associate will give you after the sale. If you buy a car from me, I will personally handle your service...
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    Re: Hauling & Dump Run Help

    When I moved to the mainland last year, I realized I had accumulated quite a stunning pile of junk. I too called 1-800-GOT-JUNK for my dump run.

    While it wasn't all that cheap, it was convenient....
  3. Thread: Toyota

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    Re: Toyota

    My first experience with a Toyota was when my mom got one back in '86 or so. The thing ran for at least 15 years with no problems. I also bought a Camry around '93 and also experienced no problems in...
  4. Thread: SuperBowl XLIV

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    Re: SuperBowl XLIV

    >> w/Pino on bass.

    Pino Palladino rules. He's very good with the JM3.

    And the game was good, as well.
  5. Re: "Lost" - The Final Season (6): Episode & Storyline Discussion

    Don't follow the show much (well, at all -- although I am intrigued)... but was watching Nightline the other night and saw they mentioned pzarquon and wife in the story about the final season and how...
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    Re: Aloha from Washington State!

    Interestingly enough, I recently moved to Seattle from Hawaii.

    Born and raised on Maui, I finally had enough of outrageous prices, and the heat (although this winter in Seattle has so far been...
  7. Thread: Canon G11 anyone?

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    Re: Canon G11 anyone?

    I picked up a G11 last week.

    Fine camera. Fully manual, and the optics are just fine for a point and shoot. The swivel screen can come in handy, although I'm mainly using it rangefinder style...
  8. Thread: My Mole

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    Re: My Mole

    Potentially cancerous moles are nothing to fool around with. Trust me. I've been there and back. Get it off now.

    Melanoma is not fun.
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    Re: Tony Hyundai experience

    I hate shopping for cars.

    Why can't it be like buying anything else: The price is the price. This Chevy is $18,000. And that's it. Take it or leave it.

    People wonder why car salespeople have...
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    Re: Cell phone use while driving - BANNED in Honolulu!

    Calls to 911 are exempt.

    Police and drivers of other emergency vehicles are also exempt.
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    Re: Car window tinting advice

    I had my Camry tinted at T&T about three years ago. It's still like brand new. Very good work.
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    Re: Mohs Surgeon recommendation

    I'm a patient of Dr. Boyer. Excellent doctor, and great guy. He really helped me out. PM if you want to talk more, I have quite a bit of experience with skin cancer.

    And I second the "wear...
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    Re: "The Sounds of Sinatra"

    "Sinatra, the Man and the Music" is an incredible show. Really fun to listen to the interviews he does.
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    Re: Who knew Johnny Baldwin?

    He was a close family friend. Just saw him in January on a trip back to Maui.

    Very sad to see him go, yet feel so fortunate to have had him and his family in my life. I've learned so much from...
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    Re: The 'new' Star Bulletin

    Thank you, Gene. And yes, we miss you.

    I just hope people realize this is an almost entirely new product.

    We went from a broadsheet to a tabloid in one news cycle. Very difficult to do....
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    Re: The 'new' Star Bulletin

    I'm now working in the opinion section (Views & Voices).

    Cheers and/or jeers regarding the redesign can be sent to: newstarbulletin@starbulletin.com
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    Re: Gambling in Hawaii?

    I'm in Seattle as we speak.

    Lessee, I've been to Muckleshoot Casino, bought a crap-ton of scratch tickets, and been to some cardrooms.

    Coulda spent that money in Hawaii.

    Naw, it went to...
  18. Thread: Sin taxes

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    Re: Sin taxes

    They tax the "sins" most likely in an effort to curb the so-called "sins."

    Yet they depend so much on these "sin" taxes to make the budget balanced.

    If we all stopped smoking and drinking, like...
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    Re: Just Started Blogging for Pay...

    Post the URL then maybe there can be some commentary...
  20. Thread: The Homeless

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    Re: The Homeless

    Just wondering how many here have been so low that you have just enough to scrape by. Barely that if at all. Nothing to eat. No heating in the dead of winter. Sleeping in full clothes and jackets....
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    Re: Star-Bulletin on the Web

    These pop-up ads sure have people in a froth.

    As has been mentioned earlier, the news isn't free.

    The weepers and moaners would be grousing if the site were to go pay-for-password protected. ...
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    Re: Christian Bale: From Rant to Rave Music

    I dunno, maybe it's just me, but I've been in situations where everything lines up for the proverbial "perfect storm" and I've come unglued. Has nobody else? All of you are saints who cast no stones...
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    Re: Solving the traffic problem(s)

    As for the stick thing... When I got my license in Japan, I had to take a special test to drive stick. It's marked on your license whether you're legal to drive stick or auto.
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    Poll: Re: Law to ban lenghty tying of dogs

    I'm with Composite... if you don't have time to spend with a dog (thus you must tie it up) there's no reason whatsoever to have the thing.

    Dogs are social animals. If you don't have the time to...
  25. Thread: Uhhhmmmm?

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    Re: Uhhhmmmm????????

    In Japanese the "uhh..." takes the form of a vowel at the end of a phrase. For example: Ano, oooo, henna, aaaa, gaijin ga sa, anooooo, kekko, oooo, jouzu na nihongo, ooooo, dekiru yo ne. (That, uh,...
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