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  • in reply to: Prince Is Dead #1124137

    SamuraiJack
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    If it was pneumonia and he declined treatment, it would probably have led to sepsis which is also what killed Patty Duke.

    Having had Pneumonia and sepsis last fall, I know it can escalate to a deadly situation quickly without treatment

    in reply to: Hilliard Tom+Chee replacement? #1124101

    SamuraiJack
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    I keep hoping we’ll get a City BBQ or some sort of BBQ place out here.. but we’ll see how long a Hot Chicken restaurant lasts..

    in reply to: New Outlet Mall(s) Planned for Central Ohio #521628

    SamuraiJack
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    Looks like it passed but not by much…

    in reply to: Former Jamaican Restaurant near Bethel and Godown Rds. #553752

    SamuraiJack
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    TippyO said:
    The Gloria was a Cajun restaurant.

    The owner and chef at the Explorers Club used to work there.

    They do Cajun month in December. Don’t miss it because they roll out all the old Gloria recipes. It is exceptional.

    Oooh I’ve been raving to my wife about Harold’s for years.. I soo miss those cornbread jalapeno hush puppies.. if we could just get Justin the recipe at daLevee I’d be set..

    in reply to: Dublin – Historic Downtown / Urban Development #432251

    SamuraiJack
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    I really wish they would quit this fascination with ’roundabouts’ at major intersections.. The traffic through this area is awful with a controlled light and no left turn onto Riverside.. Leaving when to go and stop at people’s discretion isn’t going to end well..

    Having driven Columbus roundabouts and Indianapolis roundabouts, I think some people need to go over to Indy an take some notes.

    in reply to: Hilliard White Castle closed.. #546840

    SamuraiJack
    Participant

    Olive tree is fantastic.. I haven’t had their brunch but their regular menu is great..

    in reply to: Hilliard White Castle closed.. #546833

    SamuraiJack
    Participant

    If only…

    in reply to: The Clarmont Closes – Panera Planned for Location #478640

    SamuraiJack
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    They’ve torn all the air conditioners off the roof and the awning is gone.. I haven’t seen a lot of trucks over there of late but they must still be working on the interior because there are a few trucks in the lot during the work day.

    in reply to: Scottish Highland Games in Columbus 2013 #506069

    SamuraiJack
    Participant

    Columbus commons on March 3rd? Brrr.. I love my wool kilts but that makes my jumblies numb just thinking about it..

    in reply to: US Economy – News & Updates #398918

    SamuraiJack
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    TomOver said:
    Looks like you’re referring to politicians at the national and maybe also state level. But what do you think about ordinary folk working together to solve problems? Are there a lot of people out there doing good things, or am I just naive ?

    This is not a competition, but plz say what you’re involved in. Thx

    Yes, I was referring to National and State. Local would seem to be the best way of dealing with it. some european cities are making great strides in getting a lot of houses on solar. Nationally we could do more by encouraging consumers and insurance companies to build better more efficient homes after disasters like joplin and tuscaloosa. Instead you see footage and they are still building standard frame and insulation houses. It would seem to be in both entity’s interests to have a stronger more efficient home going forward.

    I’ve personally been looking into wind and solar systems. Wind seems the most affordable, but I have not found a company that comes out and does a site survey for average wind speed and feasibility. It will be up to me to put an Anemometer up and record wind speed for 3-6 months. My house is probably ideal for solar because it faces south and 90% of my roof faces East, West and South.

    In either event, I’ll only recoup the cost through years of lower energy costs until the housing crisis abates because even upgrading my siding and having my house wrapped is an expense that I wouldn’t see returned in my home value right now. cost is between $4500 and $6000 before federal grants and there are no longer state grants.

    Costs are coming down, and I’d love to see someone like Greenspot at the local level work out some sort of deal with a supplier/installer of alternative energy options. We have group buys in my car enthusiasts group all the time, it would be nice to have a group buy on household turbines or panels some time. Or an Angie’s List deal for a discounted install..

    in reply to: New Furnace #478505

    SamuraiJack
    Participant

    True.. but if you have more than one claim every 5 years I’d be worried about it.. although my rates went down after Ike gave me a new roof…

    in reply to: Light Rail in Central Ohio #505400

    SamuraiJack
    Participant

    The last funding proposal was for a sales tax increase and it got soundly voted down. Not to mention there are several vocal folks in town who’s heads pop out of their Gopher holes anytime the words ‘light rail’ cross a politician’s lips and do everything in their power to kill it and bury it..

    even the Mayor has given up on it at this point and he was one of the biggest proponents..

    in reply to: New Furnace #478503

    SamuraiJack
    Participant

    I have been very happy with Advanced Air (http://acheatingcoolingoh.com/).. I had a capacitor go out too and it was $400.. kicking myself because the part was only $30 and didn’t look that tough to replace.. but they didn’t charge me extra for coming out on a holiday and they were the cheapest place I called. They have an annual ‘plan’ that gets you free spring/winter check ups on the AC and furnace and a discount on parts.. but I didn’t sign up for it..

    You might check with your insurance company, mine added an equipment replacement addendum to my home owners policy so if my water heater/ac/furnace die it will be replaced for the deductible..

    in reply to: Light Rail in Central Ohio #505390

    SamuraiJack
    Participant

    Well there are a couple reasons:

    1) Not enough people want to pay for it
    2) Not enough mass transit riders (Might change if we had light rail that had shorter travel times)
    3) Every time it has come up its some bizarre route that doesn’t seem to address where the need areas are..
    4) Not enough people want to pay for it..

    I’d be happy if they just do Airport -> Downtown/convention center/Arena -> OSU to start, but even if they started tomorrow I’d be retired before they got it out to Hilliard.

    in reply to: How many restaurants charge a fee to use a debit card? #350697

    SamuraiJack
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    I’m surprised more places have not.. Justin uses it at Da Levee.. has it on an Ipad and its a breeze..

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