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  1. Thread: Tri-Tip

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    No. A London Broil is most times a flank steak...

    No. A London Broil is most times a flank steak and sometimes is a round steak from the top of the round. London broil isn't a cut of meat although many stores sell it as one.

    Tritip comes from the...
  2. Thread: Tri-Tip

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    Did you marinade the tritip? Otherwise, it can be...

    Did you marinade the tritip? Otherwise, it can be chewy and bland.
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    I've had lots of compliments on my recipe. I sell...

    I've had lots of compliments on my recipe. I sell these at large Art and Wine festivals.

    I blend my own hamburger: Half london broil, half ground chuck. I buy it on sale and have the butcher grind...
  4. Thread: masons

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    If I have come across as condescending, I...

    If I have come across as condescending, I sincerely apologize. That was not my intent.

    I realize that differant parts of the country have very differant lodges. I'm not only in Cali, I'm in Santa...
  5. Thread: masons

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    Although many presidents have been Freemasons, I...

    Although many presidents have been Freemasons, I don't believe that Obama is a mason. The sites that have claimed he is a Freemason tend to be the same sites that are convinced that the masons are...
  6. Thread: masons

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    I only belong to the blue lodge. My real...

    I only belong to the blue lodge. My real enjoyment of Freemasonary is the youth groups. I love working with the kids!

    My impression so far is that you're trying to make Freemasonary a religion or...
  7. Thread: masons

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    Yes. The religous requirement is that you believe...

    Yes. The religous requirement is that you believe in a supreme being, whomever it may be. I have been to masonic rituals where the bible was replaced with the Torah. I have been to one ritual where a...
  8. Thread: masons

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    "serious matter"?? Not really. It might be...

    "serious matter"?? Not really.

    It might be taken somewhat serious if it was mason vs. mason. But even then, I doubt a lodge would do anything. And, at least with the more recent CMC's, they have...
  9. Thread: masons

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    All lodges are a bit differant in their...

    All lodges are a bit differant in their personality. You can expect a warm greeting and handshake from just about everyone there. Most lodges still have a stated meeting dinner at the first meeting...
  10. Thread: masons

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    I'm gonna disagree with you here FR. The reason...

    I'm gonna disagree with you here FR. The reason that some states don't allow "asking", is because it then the question arises: is this of the candidates "own free will.............." etc.

    Since...
  11. Thread: masons

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    The bible was probably the bible he was given...

    The bible was probably the bible he was given upon receiving the apprentice degree. Inside the front cover this bible is normally signed by the officers and participants that were present at the...
  12. Thread: masons

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    In Cali that is strictly forbidden. But the silly...

    In Cali that is strictly forbidden. But the silly thing about it's okay for my wife to ask in my place.

    Many of the lodges in this area are having trouble keeping up with all the new candidates....
  13. Thread: masons

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    Fair enough. I'll answer a couple of them real...

    Fair enough. I'll answer a couple of them real quick.

    uniform throughout the free/English speaking world
    Mostly uniform. But there are rules and ritual differances between states and countries....
  14. Thread: masons

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    You got this part correct. The rest of your post...

    You got this part correct. The rest of your post is inaccurate.
  15. Looking for Install Techs in SF Bay Area

    Must be a journey level but, not necessarily be a union member yet.
    Here's the job posting:
    Seeking a Lt. Commercial/Residential HVAC Installer
    Minimum Job Requirements:
    Any candidate will have...
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    None of the sites is the "answer". They are all...

    None of the sites is the "answer". They are all one of several differant resources that may be used. "The more lines in the water, the more fish you can catch".

    For techs, I've had better luck...
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    We're lookin for a lead installer

    I'm searching for a lead installer (superintendant) on the penninsula in the SF bay area.

    Should have about 10 years exp. with 2 years in a supervisory role in both resi and commercial. Must be...
  18. "local 342 is near me in concord. are they good?"...

    "local 342 is near me in concord. are they good?"
    I can't say. I'm not familiar with that local

    "are they going to hire someone w/out any schooling?"
    Luck of the draw. If they do, you'll be at...
  19. Some are better than others. But, even after...

    Some are better than others. But, even after graduating, all you're gonna know is just enough to be dangerous. Wyotech and RSI are both "you get what you put into it". IBT has always been pretty...
  20. I think you'll find you have trouble getting into...

    I think you'll find you have trouble getting into commercial side even with school. I wouldn't hire anyone that doesn't at least have schooling under their belt.

    Wyotec has had some real problems....
  21. We're looking for a Resi Tech in Cali

    We have an opening for a resi/lt comm. service tech on the penninsula in the SF Bay Area. This is a union shop (local 104). We need a journeyman level tech that can "hit the ground running". If...
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    I would suggest visiting your brother before...

    I would suggest visiting your brother before commiting to anything permenant. Do a real good check on the cost of housing. If that doesn't scare you off, you'll love it here.
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    Relook the post from Seaboard that you made the...

    Relook the post from Seaboard that you made the "crack" about loyalty. He got fired from Linc-Richmond.
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    I received a phone call from a very close friend...

    I received a phone call from a very close friend that works fairly well placed in the intelligence community dedicated to terrorism. During the call he explained that he and his wife were going to...
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    I'm not sure how far north from Sac. you're...

    I'm not sure how far north from Sac. you're going. PCH is a gorgous ride but, it's a LONG ride from say Mendecino. It's an average 8 hour ride from the Monterey Bay to LA.

    Strongly recommend the...
  26. Thread: masons

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    One of the basic prerequisites for membership is...

    One of the basic prerequisites for membership is that all members must believe in a supreme being. All religions are welcome but, atheists are not.
  27. Thread: masons

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    Did any of you see the History Channel show on...

    Did any of you see the History Channel show on Freemasons, Tuesday night? Very interesting show! I was unaware of the hidden masonic symbols in Washington DC.

    They also discussed the origins of...
  28. Thread: masons

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    Good job brother Shaun! I enjoyed the second...

    Good job brother Shaun! I enjoyed the second degree but, I think you'll find your being raised much more entertaining.
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    Hi John, How ya been? I'd like to agree with...

    Hi John,
    How ya been? I'd like to agree with some of the posters claiming that overestimating one's level of ability is expected. Yes, I agree with you that most do build themselves up. But, I try...
  30. Thread: masons

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    Well said Hillbilly. Redneck-Yes, I live in a...

    Well said Hillbilly.
    Redneck-Yes, I live in a community called Paradise Park Masonic Club. It was at one time owned by the Grand Lodge but, was sold and formed into a corporation many years ago.
    ...
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    I did some work in NM a couple of years back....

    I did some work in NM a couple of years back. Nice place to live. The balloon thing is really something to see.

    Job market for techs was pretty good. The only place I saw that had it together was...
  32. Thread: masons

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    As I said earlier in this post, they're are many...

    As I said earlier in this post, they're are many ignorant people such as refer. If you allow them to show thier ignorance, they normally will. I have learned not to take them any more seriously than...
  33. Thread: masons

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    I think this article touches on people such as...

    I think this article touches on people such as you Refer, LOL!

    For anyone that is interested:

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/g/a/2005/12/12/findrelig.DTL&type=printable
  34. Lots of good points but, you have a copy of a...

    Lots of good points but, you have a copy of a cancelled check made out to your company and has the employees account number on it??? If true, you're ducks are lined up. Terminate for theft. You don't...
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    Naaawwww. A staight answer to a legitimate...

    Naaawwww. A staight answer to a legitimate question. Should he respond, I think it's important to be aware of motivations.

    Please note the lack of contradiction to my comment in Seaboard's...
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    I ran the Richmond branch for 4 years. They're...

    I ran the Richmond branch for 4 years. They're alright. Nothin special. You could do worse. They put a new branch manager in N. Carolina a year or two ago. That created a few problems but, they got...
  37. Thread: masons

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    I found this article on masons interesting....

    I found this article on masons interesting. Perhaps some of you will as well.

    http://www.usnews.com/usnews/culture/articles/050905/5masons.htm
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    Alright! Last personal post as I think we're...

    Alright! Last personal post as I think we're hijacking the thread. My mother graduated WG high in '53, me in '76, my son last year. I'll bet you remember the frame store that was there before...
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    If your wife grew up on Glenn, then she went to...

    If your wife grew up on Glenn, then she went to WG high. What year? I can't place Glennwood Ave. I know Hicks of course. There is always something being redone over in that area. It's a great...
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    Bigbird: Laurelwood Dr.

    Bigbird: Laurelwood Dr.
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    I'm born and raised, 3rd generation, willow glen....

    I'm born and raised, 3rd generation, willow glen. These houses are called "knock downs". They didn't pay for the house, they bought the neighborhood and the lot. Same thing happens in places like...
  42. Thread: masons

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    So, to keep your word in an effort to be an...

    So, to keep your word in an effort to be an honest man is a bad thing?




    Masons vow to keep certain things secret to themselves. I gave my word to my lodge brothers that "I" would not reveal...
  43. Thread: masons

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    So now you are attempting to document your...

    So now you are attempting to document your position by quoting a conversation that Norm had with an old man, that had a bunch of masonic bumper stickers on his car?? Yikes!

    I said it before and it...
  44. Thread: masons

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    Some of you might find this link interesting. ...

    Some of you might find this link interesting.

    http://ourpark.info/AAAother/Introduction%20to%20Freemasonry.pdf

    Refer mafia: It's time to increase your medication!
    Please seek...
  45. Thread: masons

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    Norm, You're missing the point. As I have stated...

    Norm,
    You're missing the point. As I have stated before, very little of these oaths is still secret. It's available in the library. The point is that I gave my word that "I" wouldn't share or reveal...
  46. Thread: masons

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    Yep! You're absolutely right! As masons, we have...

    Yep! You're absolutely right! As masons, we have vowed not to reveal anything about the oath. That is why we all got silent. I realize that the oath is public info at libraries etc. But, the oath I...
  47. Thread: masons

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    Geez-I cut and pasted this for you refer. You'll...

    Geez-I cut and pasted this for you refer. You'll just believe any silly ass thing won't ya. Wait, all of this and the references it gives is part of the conspiracy right??

    "Whenever conspiracy...
  48. Thread: masons

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    If you're going to spout this comedy, at least...

    If you're going to spout this comedy, at least get some of it right. First, freemasonary is a decendant of the original Knight Templars.

    And for those brothers who haven't heard this, I'll share...
  49. Thread: masons

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    And Damn Proud of It!

    And Damn Proud of It!
  50. Thread: masons

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    rednechtech, As I stated earlier, I've dealt...

    rednechtech,
    As I stated earlier, I've dealt with the ignorant several times in the past with regards to freemasons. It is a waste of time. I think most people reading this thread can see that his...
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