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I hope you are treating it with a stabilizer, like STabil.
No need, I have a half case of PRI-G®, which I could add in 15 years, and then have like new fuel. Plus I only use Chevron with Techron And they're stored above ground BTW

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Everyone can be thoughtful but not all can be wise.
1 out of 2 would be an improvement for you.
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That's not retail. That's show biz and yes, I did a stint with Macys.
What the hell are you married to exactly?
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What the hell are you married to exactly?
Since you ask what instead of who, I will take your question to mean that you would like to know my driving belief in life, what makes me continue to move forward each day.

I believe that I will someday walk into a lottery outlet establishment someday on a whim and purchase a single ticket with enough correct numbers to ensure that I have millions of dollars at my disposal for the rest of my life, which will be extended for whatever period it can be through the use of some of those dollars.

I am not a lottery ticket buyer, normally. It's just that on the day that I decide to buy one, it will be the right one.

It is possible that I would not quit my job for a year or so just to enjoy the feeling that they need me more than I need them.

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It is possible that I would not quit my job for a year or so just to enjoy the feeling that they need me more than I need them.
I don’t know if I could last that long, but I’ve thought the same thing. Ironically however long I might last I’d end up doing a better job. I’d be able to focus on helping people rather than focusing on meeting performance standards and Federal guidelines – consequently I’d end up fired before I could quit.
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Since you ask what instead of who, I will take your question to mean that you would like to know my driving belief in life, what makes me continue to move forward each day.

I believe that I will someday walk into a lottery outlet establishment someday on a whim and purchase a single ticket with enough correct numbers to ensure that I have millions of dollars at my disposal for the rest of my life, which will be extended for whatever period it can be through the use of some of those dollars.

I am not a lottery ticket buyer, normally. It's just that on the day that I decide to buy one, it will be the right one.

It is possible that I would not quit my job for a year or so just to enjoy the feeling that they need me more than I need them.

Does this help?

Ah. So you are a pessimist. I see. Um... Wanna crack corn?
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I can't believe that I used 'someday' twice in the same sentence. I'm usually far more careful about such things. This disturbs me.

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I can't believe that I used 'someday' twice in the same sentence. I'm usually far more careful about such things. This disturbs me.
Would you like me to edit them out? Nobody will ever know . . .

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I agree with the spirit of this post. Unfortunately, shit hit the fan already and there is shit all over the place that needs to be cleaned up. So, rather than speak only of the fact that there is more shit hitting the fan, we might start to try to speak positively of the efforts that have been undertaken to stem the flow of shit into the fan and then clean some of the shit that has spattered all over the place.

We need to be focused on shutting off the flow of shit and the clean up, not just that fact that there is a lot of shit and it all smells like shit.

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That's a pretty shitty thing to say...

I'm not a real dickhead...but I acted like one in high school.
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But not always the right way.

Too often media focus on the most bizarre of elements and truly ignore the important stuff.

The media focus on the negative for one simple reason.... It sells yup just like Sex the Negative bullshit sells better than the positive good news it;s like who gives a fuck about the good deed the guy did walking the blind fuk across the highway compared to the news about the asshole who beat up and comitted Rape of somebody?

If the Media would dwell on more positive things about the way things are right now I really think that there would be a better chance of things turning around.....
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