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Need help/ideas for conducting a financial intervention.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jesse Frigo Jan 8, 2010. 5 Replies

Gentlemen,I appeal to your collective wisdom as I prepare to put myself in an uncomfortable position. Hopefully your experience & resources will be a healthy supplement to my own.Someone that I…Continue

Fort Hood shootings.

Started Nov 6, 2009 0 Replies

Gentlemen,I'm sure that most everyone is aware of the tragedy that occured at Ft. Hood, Texas yesterday. Discuss if you like, but I'm posting this as a PSA:Secretary of Defense has declared a moment…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Carter Jun 2, 2013. 70 Replies

Tipping is actually a fairly broad topic... Let the discussion go where it will.How much should you tip? When? Where? Is it better to tip cash, or write it onto your receipt?Does anybody else feel…Continue

An appeal to the experienced: Share your advice on health milestones/pitfalls.

Started Sep 23, 2009 0 Replies

One trait that immediately comes to mind when I contemplate what it is to be a man is self-reliance. I view this trait as a virtue, one that I try to incorporate into my life.As it relates to health,…Continue


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Greg Carter replied to Amateur Adventurer's discussion Tipping
"If I am at a restaurant, I will add the tip to the bill. At a roadside joint, cash. Deliveries- depends. If I pay over the phone, I add the tip to the bill there. Drivers with extra cash can get robbed. Hotels- $5 is my standard for one night.…"
Jun 2, 2013
Mike Wisbrock replied to Amateur Adventurer's discussion Where to buy shaving supplies? in the group Real Shaving
"OK, peculiar question.  I just gat my first single pience straight razor, after having used an interchangeable blade version for a year.  Trouble is, it's completely dulled.  What grit of stone should I use to bring it up to…"
Jun 11, 2012
Jerrad Nelson replied to Amateur Adventurer's discussion Where to buy shaving supplies? in the group Real Shaving
"Anyone here know of a good place to go in Boise, ID? There's a bath and body works in our mall, they sell C.O. Bigelow and that's the closest I've found. I might just ask my barber for a magazine like JamieQ suggested. However,…"
Jun 10, 2012
Beowulf87 replied to Amateur Adventurer's discussion Tipping
"Depends on the state...."
Feb 1, 2011
Patrick Smith replied to Amateur Adventurer's discussion Tipping
"I still think the whole idea of tipping is condescending and slightly ridiculous."
Jan 31, 2011
Eric k replied to Amateur Adventurer's discussion Tipping
"When it is "Mercury Retrograde"..god no!..its a recipe for disaster..other than those n my wife r fine with it"
Jan 31, 2011
Uptown Seb replied to Amateur Adventurer's discussion Tipping
"I usually do 20% for dining and half the cost of a drink at the bar, or at least $2 per drinking if I'm broke. $2 for the guy that gets you a taxi and airline shuttle guys. $4 for cabs."
Jan 1, 2011
Scott Brenner replied to Amateur Adventurer's discussion Tipping
"15% and never on tax."
Jan 1, 2011
Patrick Smith replied to Amateur Adventurer's discussion Tipping
"  Thanks for the heads up guys. I am having my first trip to America this coming year and have been dreading tipping. I come from Britain where it is seen as rather condescending to pay somebody for a service that rthey are already employed to…"
Jan 1, 2011
Amateur Adventurer replied to Amateur Adventurer's discussion My mom's car
"No, sorry, I actually just sold it last Thursday."
Jul 8, 2010
Travis Tomaszkiewicz replied to Amateur Adventurer's discussion Timepieces.
"well if i'm at work, or going to a formal event (such as a friend's wedding) i will have a pocket watch, but normally i go for a wristwatch with a black leather strap, royal blue face, with silver numbers and hands."
Apr 12, 2010
Alok Singh replied to Amateur Adventurer's discussion Timepieces.
"I am proud that my father gave me a Patek Phillipe Model 5052. I wear it with pride wherever I go."
Apr 11, 2010
Michael J. Austin replied to Amateur Adventurer's discussion Where to buy shaving supplies? in the group Real Shaving
"I bought some aftershaves from these folks and was very pleased ..."
Mar 18, 2010
John Hantak replied to Amateur Adventurer's discussion Where to buy shaving supplies? in the group Real Shaving
"1. I second the CO Bigelow shaving cream. 2."
Mar 10, 2010
BJ Begoon replied to Amateur Adventurer's discussion Where to buy shaving supplies? in the group Real Shaving
"I tried several of the chain stores here but I've had no luck. I did stop and talk to a barber one day if he knew where I could buy shaving supplies from in town. He laughed and said "Nobody uses that crap anymore!" I've been…"
Mar 10, 2010
Joseph replied to Amateur Adventurer's discussion Where to buy shaving supplies? in the group Real Shaving
"L&P, I love the store, but never get shaving supplies there. For me, a good cigar and out. Art of Shaving, I love. They have saved my face. I will never again buy shaving cream in an aeresol can. I enjoy lathering up my brush and taking a new…"
Mar 5, 2010

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Posted on September 24, 2009 at 12:30pm 29 Comments

I wrote this a couple weeks ago. It was obviously inspired by the health care debate, but it touches on my feelings on the role of government in private life.

Rights are those things granted by God or Nature which every human for tens of thousands of years have been born with. They are few, but they have not changed. Every living thing is born with the ability to succeed within the limits of their potential. This is called freedom, the most fundamental right. The experience of… Continue

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At 1:51am on November 28, 2009, asa c mcguire said…
Happy Birthday! Hope it is a great one A.A.
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I normally only accept professional adventurers on my list...OK, had to go there. Anyway, I would love to know about the ring in your picture.
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Haha. I didn't even notice how it came out. I fixed it. Hope it's better now! Thanks for the heads up!
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Welcome to AoM Mate!
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Welcome to the AoM Community!

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I could have died while hiking today, don't be stupid like me

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"Good evening gentleman, just purchased an inexpensive safety razor along w/a 3 pc.set of shave soap from Walgreens. The razor appears similar to what my granddaddy use to use. I must need some practice, the first shave although effective, ultimately…"
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