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  1. technomage1

    "Sexual Harassment" by businesses -- LL Bean, this time.

    Same with "Your mama must be so proud". The south is the epicenter of the veiled insult.
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    2019 - 2029 Family Vacations

    I used to wear these shorts where the legs would zip on and off as needed while travelling to such areas. Zip legs on for churches, unzip off when done. A collared shirt such as a polo is pretty standard too.
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    Expedia nightmare! I thought I was dealing with Expedia Canada

    I would suggest in future not using an online agency like expedia for such a large booking. Find a good TA. They're typcially cheaper anyway.
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    2019 - 2029 Family Vacations

    Hit up your local library for travel guides or videos or watch travel shows. I like Samatha Brown, personally but Rick Steves is good too. This will expose you to different areas. Honestly you're likely to get the package of exereinces you describe in nearly any country you go to, provided...
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    "Sexual Harassment" by businesses -- LL Bean, this time.

    Part of address is cultural. Here in the south honey or hon is used, for example, primarily by women to people of all genders and ages. So that's something to be aware of. Personally I do take into account culture and location when deciding if I'm offended or not. Dear Abby actually...
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    NY Rental. Hot water stops in building.

    You should’ve been able to get the bad review removed given the circumstances. But I don’t blame you for simply moving on.
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    The Great Train Robbery

    Email is fine. Only email one exec at a time, and escalate only if needed. I would give Amtrak a chance prior to notifying congress,
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    The Great Train Robbery

    @David Underwood, I also contacted our blog writers and suggested they contact you for a story on the degredation of long range rail service in the USA. So you may hear from them, too.
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    Advice on pursuing complaint to Texas Attorney General-used car purchase

    Fair enough. I was referring to running the VIN on any vehicle you purchase in future. What you need to balance is the cost of the attorney you'll probably need, court fees, and chance of success. Is all that less than $4~$7K? You could always consult with an attorney for their opinon, too...
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    Advice on pursuing complaint to Texas Attorney General-used car purchase

    If they offer you NADA or high Blue Book rate that seems OK. I don't think the costs to purchase a car - title, reg, etc are super high most places. If they are you can fairly requst that, I think.
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    Advice on pursuing complaint to Texas Attorney General-used car purchase

    I think it would certainly cost less than going the legal route, and probably be a lot less hassle and aggravation for you. I would strongly consider it, and this time be sure to run the report on the VIN prior to purchase. https://www.vehiclehistory.com offers a free service.
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    The Great Train Robbery

    According to the announcement there is a sleeping car lounge.
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    The Great Train Robbery

    I find trains to be great. You can stretch out and relax vs the hassle of driving or flying, and arrive fresh at destination. That's a personal preference, though. I'm showing the cost for a bedroom on all trains to be $3190 for two adult travellers with one transfer and $2670 for three...
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    Brake System Factory Rejects on Ford F150 Trucks

    My car is low mileage (still less than 25K miles) and yet two years ago I needed new front pads. Reason being that I had to let the car sit in a tropical climate while deployed to Afghanistan for 9 months. This essentially dorked the front driver brake and the passenger brake was pulling the...
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    Ford dealership

    Speak to your insurer if you spend over 30 days out of state. They’ll be able to tell you what you need. You don’t want to go penny wise and pound foolish. But regardless of that to register it in FL they’re going to want FL insurance. I had a car registered to VA and drove it in Guam, had...