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    • 1 hour ago, Tom Raymond said:

      Isn't the purpose of licensing for consumer protection? Guess that's not important anymore.

      New NJ law effective summer of 2021.   It is now illegal for professional licensing boards to "discriminate" against candidates based on any criminal history or criminal conduct.

      Apparently, public protection = discrimination.

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    • I'm at that point in life also where I must deal with everything I've collected, but I don't plan on pitching anything. That I leave to the relative who has agreed to disperse with my estate once I'm gone. I don't want to do it while I'm still here. To borrow the words of Caption Jean-Luc Picard - please don't bury me before I'm dead.
    • this is just a smidge of the stuff I am pitching or shipping! The ASHI manuals from 1979 are near and dear to my heart - but must go.  I have about 100 book about the concept of house/home that were invaluable to my formative years and my concept of what a house is;  more than the sum of its components. 
    • Guys, Geez, I'm sorry to hear about your health problems. Marc is right about your ability to contribute and your legacy of contribution. You'll all have to find some way to contribute. My career focus changed to litigation support, and I now spend the time I used to spend here with my nose buried in manufacturer's instructions or code books. I've been coming back lately, and it feels the same as my childhood neighborhood. When I started, I would have paid any of you to review my reports; if you can't stand that idea, create a collaboration to write good books- nobody's interested in that effort. There is a dearth of valuable information available for beginners and those who want to improve their skills. Start a "dollar comment" where you can sell item comments individually. Nick's group has an absolute idiot writing shit for sale and he's killing it You guys have all that knowledge AND the ability to share it so others understand. It's a super rare combination in this profession.    40 WPM, that's such a burden. Wait. On a good day, I type 35, and there aren't that many good days. Thank God for speech-to-text engines. 
    • We might've dined at the same table a time or two, but those were big tables filled with big personalities and I mostly concentrated on listening. Vallarta was the first time I remember meeting and speaking with the author of one of my favorite columns: "Ask Auntie Jim." Glad to see so many of you OGs are still at it, Jimmy  
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