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PostSubject: Re: Benny's blog   Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:46 pm

Yeah. Even us on the western side of pa were worried about aSandy. Benny is a really good blogger.
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PostSubject: Re: Benny's blog   Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:11 pm

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It is scary to know now that the NE is at risk for more than just blizzards now. But at least we are more aware. Although Idk how much we can do about it.

I think Benny hit it square on the head. The south will, and is, reexamining where and how to build new houses. That will help definitely. But the shore won't be the same. I know that a lot of towns who lost boardwalks are considering making them out of plastic/fake wood. In the long run its better (price and maintenance wise) but takes away from the classy feel of regular wood. It's going to be weird to say to the younger generations "I remember when board walks were made with real boards"

As for the north: people will own generators now and will certainly stock up on gas when a major storm is forecasted. Worst case you dump the gas in your car if you don't use it. I know the worst thing for me was waiting 2 hours to get gas for our generator.

Different world.

That really will help, hopefully the north can rebuild differently as well. My area got hit pretty bad with Irene. Destroyed some houses along our shore and I know some of them rebuilt in a way that kept the waves from hitting their houses during Sandy so there's definitely ways to prepare. That's interesting about the boardwalks. I didn't know that. That's so sad to think about. When I was in California I made fun of how the Venice Beach "boardwalk" is just sidewalk. Fake wood just wouldn't be the same.

You'll just have to wait for 2 hours BEFORE the storm to get gas. But yeah, stuff like that will help.

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PostSubject: Re: Benny's blog   Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:16 pm

Yeah it's going to be different. I've heard people are petitioning to keep real boards, so maybe there's hope. I've also heard even free beach town are considering to charge a fee now for beach access because of costs. That's not settling to well with people either.

Haha with my luck I will be trapped in line! The main issue was though most stations had gas, but no power to pump it. which led to lines at the few that did. So prior to a storm all stations should be up and running. But once again, with my luck. Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Benny's blog   Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:09 pm


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PostSubject: Re: Benny's blog   Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:26 pm

Thanks for letting us know! I always forget to check.

I laughed pretty good at this post. Gotta say though, same problem in girls bathrooms. Although I don't know why, and lifting the seat up wouldn't solve it for us unfortunately :/


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PostSubject: Re: Benny's blog   Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:20 pm

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Thanks for letting us know! I always forget to check.

I laughed pretty good at this post. Gotta say though, same problem in girls bathrooms. Although I don't know why, and lifting the seat up wouldn't solve it for us unfortunately :/


Oh no problem! That's why I do it, I'm sure there are a bunch of people who enjoy reading what Benny has to say but don't have the time to check. He even acknowledged he isn't good at updating it him self Razz

As for the post it's self I always love to read what Benny has to say. Most people have cleanliness habits that they do out of paranoia. If you think about it prob half the stuff you come in contact day to day are probably just as bad, if not worse, for you. That being said though piss stained anything is still nasty... Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Benny's blog   Sun Jun 30, 2013 1:16 pm


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PostSubject: Re: Benny's blog   Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:57 pm


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PostSubject: Re: Benny's blog   Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:04 am

"while I can't even figure out what happened on Lost". Great line there. He's got appoint about the American millilenials and cynicism towards the American dream. I know As a child on the 90's, I don't have realistic hopes I will have a life like my parents. To be honest, it's amazing something like mass roits or a revolution hasn't happened yet.
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PostSubject: Re: Benny's blog   Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:09 pm

a very interesting reading
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PostSubject: Re: Benny's blog   Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:12 am

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"while I can't even figure out what happened on Lost". Great line there. He's got appoint about the American millilenials and cynicism towards the American dream. I know As a child on the 90's, I don't have realistic hopes I will have a life like my parents. To be honest, it's amazing something like mass roits or a revolution hasn't happened yet.
There haven't been riots because (mostly) everyone under the age of 35 is placated with the Internet and electronic devices. This generation's idea of protest is posting quotes by people who stood for something at one point in history.

And the generation behind us is even worse.

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PostSubject: Re: Benny's blog   Sun May 04, 2014 9:37 pm


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PostSubject: Re: Benny's blog   Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:11 pm


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PostSubject: Re: Benny's blog   Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:05 am

http://ohlookhoworiginal.blogspot.com/2014/09/humans-part-one.html?m=1


Highly recommend reading this one if you haven't already.

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PostSubject: Re: Benny's blog   Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:19 am

These are always such good reads! I never even begin to know what to say in response. While I definitely understand what Benny's talking about, I had never thought about it in the context of heaven and hell. He makes some really good points.

And I'll be honest, even from the other side of the barricade, my mind sometimes wanders during Great Expectations too...

Thanks for keeping a lookout for when Benny makes a new post, Andrew!

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PostSubject: Re: Benny's blog   Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:12 pm

I read the latest post right before the chat the other day and I only wished we had time to read that earlier to ask him a million questions!!! I was fascinated when I read that post.
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PostSubject: Re: Benny's blog   Tue Oct 07, 2014 2:45 pm

I also appreciate the heads up!

Always very insightful posts.
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PostSubject: Re: Benny's blog   Sun Oct 12, 2014 4:26 pm

Interesting reads, thanks for sharing
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PostSubject: Re: Benny's blog   Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:37 pm


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PostSubject: Re: Benny's blog   Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:38 am

Everything he said is what I've been thinking for years now, but he articulates it so much better. While I am very much a liberal, I do wish both sides could get off their high horses and recognize that they may not know everything, OR at least recognize that even if your way is allegedly the "right" way, you can't govern a country without making some compromises.

Benny Horowitz for President 2016 cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Benny's blog   Sat Jan 03, 2015 2:09 am

First post of 2015. Another well, thought out, read. Def recommend.

http://ohlookhoworiginal.blogspot.com/2015/01/the-gambleroand-altercation-with-my.html?m=1

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PostSubject: Re: Benny's blog   Sat Jan 03, 2015 2:34 am

I do the exact same thing, judging strangers who are guilty of nothing more than being brave enough to be themselves and have fun. It's messed up, and I don't know why it's such a human tendency either.

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PostSubject: Re: Benny's blog   Sat Jan 03, 2015 3:34 am

Good read. Really makes you think.
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PostSubject: Re: Benny's blog   Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:56 pm

Incredibly thoughtful post. I think we can all find ourselves in his words, no matter how hard we try not to judge anyone, our own insecurities still drive us down that road sometimes ...

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PostSubject: Re: Benny's blog   Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:10 pm

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