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    You are a traitor. You should leave the country...

    You are a traitor. You should leave the country if you cannot handle a majority of people who do not agree with your bigoted and ignorant views cloaked in religious misreadings.

    Seriously, you...
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    The Republican party is in deep trouble. They...

    The Republican party is in deep trouble. They can't win anymore catering just to angry white men. This election proves it.
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    FOX calling Donnelly over Mourdock. That's...

    FOX calling Donnelly over Mourdock. That's outstanding.
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    A great night for America. Glad the people...

    A great night for America. Glad the people rejected the tea party nonsense and the anti-American obstructionist tactics of the Republican-led house during the past 2 years.
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    It's over even if FL goes to Romney. Ohio and...

    It's over even if FL goes to Romney. Ohio and Wisconsin plus Nevada is enough. The rest (VA, IA, CO, NC) don't even matter
  6. Sounds like rasmussen's party "unskewing" was...

    Sounds like rasmussen's party "unskewing" was wrong:

    One source of debate this year was the charge that polls “oversampled” Democrats, meaning that they had more voters who identified as...
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    Fox news seem pretty depressed. O'Reilly sounds...

    Fox news seem pretty depressed. O'Reilly sounds like he is doing a post-mortem
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    CNN exit polls have Obama ahead or tied in every...

    CNN exit polls have Obama ahead or tied in every single swing state. Every single one.

    You can go back to your incoherent ramblings about Marxism now.
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    Romney: NC (206) Obama: NV, WI, NH, OH, IA, VA,...

    Romney: NC (206)
    Obama: NV, WI, NH, OH, IA, VA, CO, FL (332)

    Would not be surprised if FL went the other way, but would be on any others.
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    Yes. What do you want? Guns:...

    Yes. What do you want?

    Guns: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL32842.pdf, page 7: Guns in 2009.

    The polling data? How about Ohio? See a pattern here?

    Or just wait until tomorrow,...
  11. I can't wait to see your excuses and whines about...

    I can't wait to see your excuses and whines about "Marxism" tomorrow. Romney has lost. Hhis campaign knows it. The pollsters know it. Only the media wants a "close race" so we'll watch tv.

    Why...
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    If I can win something from deluded republicans...

    If I can win something from deluded republicans that can't read polling data, I'll take it. Any good food in southeastern pa to offer me?
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    Yeah, Texas won't go that soon, but who would...

    Yeah, Texas won't go that soon, but who would have thought VA and NC would move this fast?
    It's all dependent on whether the Repubs can pull in Latinos (and they certainly have some common ground...
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    Also, if the Repubs can't beat THIS president...

    Also, if the Repubs can't beat THIS president with THIS economy, how will they ever win? Seriously, I don't think they have chance as the old paranoid white guys die off and latino/asian minorities...
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    Yeah, I read those already. They are a joke....

    Yeah, I read those already. They are a joke. Let's talk tomorrow night. What will you give me for being right?
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    Nobody is taking away guns--there are 310 million...

    Nobody is taking away guns--there are 310 million guns in the U.S. Gun laws are feel-good (or feel bad) measure designed for political points. They never will have a significant effect.
  17. Romney can't win 300 electoral votes. Not...

    Romney can't win 300 electoral votes. Not possible.
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    why the misleading title?

    Romney lost. It is over.

    Too bad for the crazies out there. Lot's of conspiracies to fret about for another 4 years
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    Cool. I'll pass it along.

    Cool. I'll pass it along.
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    Why do you want a fan? What are you trying to...

    Why do you want a fan? What are you trying to achieve?
    Mechanical attic ventilation is often a bad idea. You usually wind up pulling lots of heated/cooled air from the home and sending it outside.
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    I think the 1994 one happened.

    I think the 1994 one happened.
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    That is not how it works. Gays struggle to deal...

    That is not how it works. Gays struggle to deal with their feelings for years or decades, because they know so much of the world is like you and will taunt them or hate them for their sexual...
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    I don't see any problem with this ad. It is to...

    I don't see any problem with this ad. It is to make taunted gay kids not feel suicidal. Are you seriously against that?
    I'm not worried about being "converted" to gay. Why are you?
  24. The powered attic fan will likely increase...

    The powered attic fan will likely increase cooling costs unless you did a very good job sealing the attic floor before blowing in the new insulation (or if you blew in something like foam that seals...
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    The house could be comfortable with multiple...

    The house could be comfortable with multiple systems, or it could be comfortable with a single system. Stratification is minimal in a well sealed and insulated house, even with multiple floors. With...
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    Insulate and seal it well and you will do fine...

    Insulate and seal it well and you will do fine with one furnace. Do a bad job with the home envelope and you will need multiple furnaces or zones to make up for uneven heat loss and stack effect...
  27. change your approach

    You can add equipment, but you will likely spend less and end up more comfortable by adding insulation and improving how well your home is sealed. Adding basement and attic insulation and sealing...
  28. As Shophound mentioned, sealing and insulating...

    As Shophound mentioned, sealing and insulating the basement ceiling will likely be a more effective approach then trying to overcome temperature differences by recirculating air. Sealing and...
  29. My understanding is that the fan in an efficient...

    My understanding is that the fan in an efficient HRV uses much less electricity than the fan in a typical air handler. If you are gutting the house, the most effective ventilation system will use it...
  30. Your electrical rates are extremely low, which...

    Your electrical rates are extremely low, which will substantially increase payback times.
    The national average electricity is about 11 cents per kWh. Even at that rate, high SEER units take a long...
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    As mentioned above, HEPA vacuuming will be far...

    As mentioned above, HEPA vacuuming will be far more effective than a higher MERV filter.
    Although higher humidity will help dust to settle, it will increase the number of dust mites. Do you have...
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    Boiler recs

    Recommendations at http://www.wholebuffalo.com/reviews/Boilers. Both gas boilers can be equipped to also provide domestic hot water.
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    ductless

    Ductless is the way to go on an addition/new space like that.
  34. I don't know why you would avoid a mini split for...

    I don't know why you would avoid a mini split for this. They can be installed to vent via ducts if you prefer that look. They are a common system for very well insulated homes.
    Are you using a heat...
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    As HVAC teacher said, the math works out, but...

    As HVAC teacher said, the math works out, but heat pumps beat electric heat on efficiency almost all of the time.
    Space heaters are typically 100% efficient (because waste energy ends up as...heat)....
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    depends on insulation space

    The R-value is only the same if both are installed properly. Batts do well if there are no obstructions, but can take much longer to install if there is anything in the way. Blown insulation is...
  37. Thread: UV systems

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    Thanks for all the info. Really helpful. I'm...

    Thanks for all the info. Really helpful. I'm going to stick to the filter changes and coil cleanings.
    Is mold on a coil a particular problem in some areas or with some systems? Otherwise I don't...
  38. Thread: UV systems

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    UV systems

    During a service call yesterday, the technician pushed for me to purchase a UV system to help keep the coil clean. I live in Southern California, so the house is fairly dry and mold is generally not...
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