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    Trump is a smart and cunning businessman. When...

    Trump is a smart and cunning businessman. When he's trying to buy a property he doesn't go in yelling or insulting the guy who owns the property. He tells them why his deal is a win for them and...
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    You're not looking at the big picture. The techs...

    You're not looking at the big picture. The techs in my company want them. There are groups of organized thugs here who slam on the brakes to cause an accident and then all go to a doctor on the...
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    Yes we do.

    Yes we do.
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    1979

    1979
  5. Thread: NBA fans?

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    Games wouldn't be any longer they would just be...

    Games wouldn't be any longer they would just be low scoring and boring. In the old days before the shot clock if one good high school team was playing a lesser team the final score could be 10-6. ...
  6. Rob Astorino, the Westchester County executive...

    Rob Astorino, the Westchester County executive went to the Clintons home in Chappaqua to ask Hillary if she agreed with what Obama is doing with gathering this information. He wanted to know if she...
  7. I heard a report over the weekend that this...

    I heard a report over the weekend that this useless trip to Africa is costing us a billion dollars. A freaking billion dollars.
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    I think you should get your GED first. HVAC is a...

    I think you should get your GED first. HVAC is a very technical trade and you have to be proficient in Math and have a basic understanding of Science. Few if any would take in someone to train who...
  9. Thread: I Ubered

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    First of all Uber is a technology app. All it...

    First of all Uber is a technology app. All it does is set up independent drivers with fares. Secondly, they literally have billions in cash to defend themselves. You will not get an ambulance...
  10. Thread: I Ubered

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    Not sure about all municipalities but in NY they...

    Not sure about all municipalities but in NY they must register with, pay for, and get a permit from the taxi and limo commission. That alone means two vehicle inspections a year. Uber requires 1...
  11. Thread: I Ubered

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    Uber sent me an email last month telling me I...

    Uber sent me an email last month telling me I have been a user since 2011 and have taken 450 rides. They are great.
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    Equipment

    Saw the electrical contractor Friday. He didn't know the make but said they were absorption chillers.
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    It will be very difficult to get permission to...

    It will be very difficult to get permission to work in any country worth moving to unless you have grandparents who were born there. Certain countries, like Ireland will give you and your family...
  14. Thread: Eyebrow Witness

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    Eagles fans can be pretty strange!

    Eagles fans can be pretty strange!
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    Don't know but I'll try to find out.

    Don't know but I'll try to find out.
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    I'm sure the guy has tried to find the answer,...

    I'm sure the guy has tried to find the answer, but can't find it because there are no licensing requirements for commercial companies or companies working in residential buildings with more than 6...
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    Friend of mine is a good friend of the...

    Friend of mine is a good friend of the owner/operator of the crane. He had his two sons on the job, one on the floor, one on the street all very lucky. This was the fourth and last unit being...
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    BP, Kaback, Arista to start

    BP, Kaback, Arista to start
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    Assistant service manager needed in NYC

    I need an able assistant manager who is technically adept and good with people. Central midtown location. Competitive pay and benefit package. Please PM me with your resume.
    Thanks
  20. Do it all the time and our customers love it. ...

    Do it all the time and our customers love it. They will have an engineering firm design plans for a space and when they are over budget ask us for ways to save money. It is the rare project where...
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    Go to www.nymca.org click on members. 95% of the...

    Go to www.nymca.org click on members. 95% of the air conditioning contractors on the list are 638. Get a job as a helper and in 45 days they will get you into the union.
  22. Design/ Build can be lucrative, but you'll never...

    Design/ Build can be lucrative, but you'll never get very big unless you hire an small army of engineers. Also, if you screw up a design, and you will, you'll have to pay of the screw up. Plan and...
  23. Forget the BSME, you'll probably only get two...

    Forget the BSME, you'll probably only get two courses in HVAC which you can easily get either in college or in continuing education. The BSME will only allow to to do as much work as you can design....
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    Business owners typically ask employees to do...

    Business owners typically ask employees to do this to save more space for customers. The premise is that they are all leaving at the same time.
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    What are you talking about? I see Santa in front...

    What are you talking about? I see Santa in front of every department store in New York just after Thanksgiving every year!
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    After a month it's pretty clear that the...

    After a month it's pretty clear that the believers are not going to change the minds of the non-believers. And vice versa.
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    Doesn't show up on a background check anymore.

    Doesn't show up on a background check anymore.
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    If you're not worried about take off and landing,...

    If you're not worried about take off and landing, the plane pretty much flies itself. To turn the plane you don't even touch the wheel. You set the new heading on the auto pilot and the plane turns...
  29. What amazes me is that someone spent money on...

    What amazes me is that someone spent money on something so obvious.
  30. Thread: Life insurance

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    As long as you pay for your policy in after tax...

    As long as you pay for your policy in after tax dollars, there is no income tax on the payout.
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    The cop that heard the explosions - there were at...

    The cop that heard the explosions - there were at least 8 generators on the 8th floor that had 25 to 50 gallon day tanks. That's what he heard. The steel was not immediately shipped to China, it sat...
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    There were 50,000 gallons of diesel oil pumped up...

    There were 50,000 gallons of diesel oil pumped up to the 8th floor when a flaming piece of the WTC hit the back up generator lines, broke them and set the fuel on fire. That is the only explanation ...
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    1 and 2 WTC had already collapsed. Do you...

    1 and 2 WTC had already collapsed. Do you seriously think it took 7 to seal the deal about going to war? After I saw the second plane hit the WTC I turned around because I thought the Empire State...
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    I built the OEM at 7 and installed those fuel...

    I built the OEM at 7 and installed those fuel tanks. The government agencies in 7 were all my clients. The Secret Service gave my techs duffle bags of evidence to carry down as they were...
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    Unbelievable bull. I saw the second plane hit...

    Unbelievable bull. I saw the second plane hit with my own eyes. I was very involved with the trade center before and after the purchase by the new owner. I have friends who were standing in the...
  36. Thread: Need hvac help

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    Ask him to see the cooling load calculation, or...

    Ask him to see the cooling load calculation, or have one done yourself. 3 ton for 1400 square feet could be light.
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    A Sales engineer is a person who visits...

    A Sales engineer is a person who visits consulting engineers and tries to get the consultants to use their equipment. Many will do heat or cooling loads for the engineer to size the equipment he...
  38. Don't forget to figure in the cost of a NJ state...

    Don't forget to figure in the cost of a NJ state tax return. Any money you earn is taxable, and they have an uncanny way of finding out.
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    There are only 18,000 in Isis. You wouldn't...

    There are only 18,000 in Isis. You wouldn't think it would be so hard.
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    The guy who took the video was arrested last...

    The guy who took the video was arrested last night for possessing a gun. He saw the cops and shoved it in his 17 yo girlfriends waistband
  41. He's just enough of a moron to think he could win.

    He's just enough of a moron to think he could win.
  42. Thread: Can't decide!

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    No one on their death bed ever said "I should...

    No one on their death bed ever said "I should have spent more time at the office". Every day you miss with your family can never be regained.
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    Elevator operator at a luxury apartment building...

    Elevator operator at a luxury apartment building for 6 summers. Bored to death.
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    It is a very challenging trade. You really do...

    It is a very challenging trade. You really do get out of it what you put in. Thank you for your service is not enough, but thank you.
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    Watched all three hours of the hearing last...

    Watched all three hours of the hearing last night, it was great. The Demo's apologized to Koskinen, and the Repubs went after him like a rabid dog. It was quite clear that he was put in that...
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    Been in the business 35 years and never saw...

    Been in the business 35 years and never saw anyone laid off because of a slow season. Work in a big City and you'll be busy all year round.
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    Pavel, Are you trying to be a technician or a...

    Pavel,
    Are you trying to be a technician or a design engineer?
  48. Not in particular. The problem is your talking...

    Not in particular. The problem is your talking logic, he's talking code. Code always wins.
  49. Thread: The Dow

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    When Warren Buffett's wife asked him what to do...

    When Warren Buffett's wife asked him what to do with his money after he died he told her to put 24% in t bills and the rest in an index fund. I'm not kidding myself by trying to outsmart Wall...
  50. Ireland is the most Muslim country in the World

    An Irianian professor at George Washington University has developed a "Islamcity index". He took all the qualities people and country should have and rated countries on how close they come to the...
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