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About Anybodyhome

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  1. Gotta do the Cliff Walk and, if available, take a mansion tour in Newport, RI. And stop in Brunswick, Maine. Even though it's about 30-45 minutes north of Portland, it's a cool small town and the wilderness around there is pretty nice. The lobster is cheaper outside of Portland, too. Most tourists go right to the favorite spots and they charge ridiculous prices. When I was at the shipyard in Bath, we used to buy lobsters right off the boats down on the docks for $5-10 apiece... course that was 27 years ago, too. But Newport is very cool- don't miss it. Also, if you're going at the right time, find a local county fair out in the middle of nowhere in Maine. They're small, quaint, very family friendly and you can get the kids up close and personal with real farm life, animals, etc. First time I ever saw a horse pull was at a county fair up in central Maine.
  2. You Are Paying For Other People's Auto Insurance

    Don't pay much attention, eh? I was an early watcher of Sanders and put my support behind John Kasich. Actually it's just big government- you know, one of those things Republicans are against- as the NC Department of Insurance manages it and was signed into law by the Republican Governor at the time, James Holhouser.
  3. So, I'm looking at my auto insurance statement this morning as it's up for renewal. I moved to USAA earlier this year and the savings were pretty amazing and I'm very happy with my decision. But I see this line on my statement: NCRF CLEAN RISK RECOUP/ALLOC - VEH 02Effective 08/01/2016USAA AUTO POLICY 7101 NC $16.48 added to my premium for the 6-month period. WTF? So I look it up: "Under N.C. state law the N.C. Rate Bureau sets rates based upon individual driving records via the Safe Driver Incentive Program. This program penalizes drivers with traffic convictions or at fault accidents. The N.C. legislature created the Motor Vehicle Reinsurance Facility in 1973 to create a pool to provide coverage for high risk drivers since N.C. law requires liability auto insurance. NCRF typically loses money every year so the law allows a "Loss Assessment Recoupment" or "Allocation Surcharge" to all N.C. automobile policies. This fee has been "buried" in the rate structure and not visible in the past on the auto policy declarations page. In an attempt to be more transparent that fee will now be visible on all N.C. auto insurance polices and does create a level of confusion and extra work for agents to explain what this is about. " Again, WTF? "This program penalizes drivers with traffic convictions or at fault accidents" They forget to mention it's also penalizing me because I'm a good driver. In a nutshell, NC requires you to have auto insurance. You're a shitty driver and get plenty of tickets and have accidents which are your fault, no problem! The State of North Carolina will simply add a fee to all the good drivers' insurance premiums to cover your sorry driving ass when your premiums get jacked because you're an idiot driver who probably shouldn't have a license to begin with.
  4. Trump vs Sanders

    You're wrong. Remember "W?"
  5. Sexting

    The inability to have a simple, in-person conversation with someone has devolved this far. There are people out there who don't even have the ability to walk up to another person and say, "Hey, wanna f***?"
  6. An Inexcusable, Willful Disregard for the Rules

    I was a Kasich guy, too, but I have not given up hope. While I do not support all of his social opinions, I do believe he could be a candidate who would work both sides of the aisle.... if that's ever again possible. So, while I may not be able to support him, I can certainly have my ideology which is best personified by him. My biggest fear is the country has become so completely divisive and vitriolic that we may never again see a true representative government which actually has the "leave it better than you found it" mentality. 2016- the year when Republicans will vote for someone less conservative than the Democratic candidate simply because he calls himself a Republican and Democrats will vote for a conservative candidate who calls herself a Democrat or a write-in reform candidate, proving once and for all people vote because of the letter behind the name, not the platform on which they run.
  7. WTH's going on on Bald Head Island?

    I usually side with the cops and am pretty understanding of what they face on a daily basis since I spend a lot of time alongside them and work pretty closely with the Dept. But if all it takes to set one off is a mouthy, small, possibly intoxicated woman, there's a problem somewhere. Myself and my inspectors get mouthed at daily. Cursed and threatened is part of our daily routine and sometimes it's with a cop escort, but I have yet to see an officer take someone down for running their mouth. Jus' sayin'.
  8. WTH's going on on Bald Head Island?

    Not disputing any of that. Have you seen pics of "mom?" Seriously, all of maybe 5'4" and maybe 120. 2 cops to the ground, knees in the back and cuffed face down, really? Sorry, I don't see the need, drunk or not. And hopefully there was better reason than "got up in the cops face." Short of actual intentional physical contact, I'm not sure how one can justify a take down.
  9. An Inexcusable, Willful Disregard for the Rules

    3 of the 5 you mention are RINOs and g5 wouldn't say anything against his candidate with a gun to his head, and he's the only Republican on this board more conservative than Trump. Twy a GOP guy? While we may and have disagreed many times, I don't for a minute believe he's a Republican. And while you claim allegiance to neither candidate, you obviously want to remain as Republican as your anti-Hillary dialogue outweighs your supposed anti-Trump rhetoric by about 10:1. How "coy" is that for you, Mr, Goldwater?
  10. WTH's going on on Bald Head Island?

    Regardless.... how do the words mom, vacation, Bald Head Island, golf cart, beach, kid end up in the same story with... cops, handcuffs, face down, asphalt, arrest, Beach cops typically have a lot better temperament than this. Sorry, but I have my doubts about their side of this story.
  11. An Inexcusable, Willful Disregard for the Rules

    Where and who?
  12. An Inexcusable, Willful Disregard for the Rules

    Trump and his supporters calling out Hillary as a liar.... Roget is rewriting their thesaurus as that picture alone is enough to define hypocrisy, pot/kettle, irony, etc.
  13. An Inexcusable, Willful Disregard for the Rules

    Snooze..... How convenient of everyone to ignore the findings that Colin Powell did the exact same thing. Guess what. The State Department also stated Condoleeza Rice, her staff, Colin Powell and his staff also mishandled and incorrectly saved, filed and sent classified information via email... If you honestly believe Hillary is the first and only you are simply ignorant of the facts.

    2 words: Donald Trump. Hillary is a known commodity. At least, most people seem to think they know everything there is to know about her. I'll take the known commodity before I would even consider voting for someone who can't keep his lies and bullshit straight from one day to the next
  15. NC DMV says Tesla can't sell cars here....

    Gee, Rocky Mount is home to one of the largest Tesla charging stations along I-95 and guess what? The State of North Carolina offered up some fairly sizable tax incentives to make sure it got built here. Now this? All this says to me is, "Sure, you can stop here, but we don't want you to stay and spend money or anything."