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Forum: Idaho 02-14-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,735
Posted By northbayeric
Hopefully I'm not guilty of too much thread...

Hopefully I'm not guilty of too much thread drift, but I'd be more concerned about the tax rates on alcoholic beverages than I would about state control of liquor stores--unless it's just...
Forum: Idaho 02-14-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,933
Posted By northbayeric
I'm more familiar with I-90 through the...

I'm more familiar with I-90 through the panhandle. I think the terrain along it, especially in Shoshone County, would make it potentially dangerous to travel faster than the current 75 mph speed...
Forum: Idaho 02-02-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By northbayeric
Hearty congratulations to all of you in Idaho! ...

Hearty congratulations to all of you in Idaho! :ok: :cool:

We in California have had our current license plate design since about 1994 or thereabouts; I much prefer Idaho's, I have to say! The...
Forum: Idaho 01-30-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,783
Posted By northbayeric
While some of this is not what I'd directly...

While some of this is not what I'd directly engage in, I do love to hike, and went on the trail south of town that leads up to the Pulaski Tunnel. Depot Day this past May was great too, with all of...
Forum: Idaho 01-30-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,783
Posted By northbayeric
You know, I had never watched "Dante's Peak"...

You know, I had never watched "Dante's Peak" until after our first trip to Wallace in September 2011. My wife had seen it, and she was saying, "This town really looks familiar; I think I saw it in a...
Forum: Idaho 01-30-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,783
Posted By northbayeric
Thanks for sharing this info! Without going off...

Thanks for sharing this info! Without going off on a tangent, I didn't know about this situation in the Salt Lake Valley. As someone who grew up in the St. Louis area, I well remember when the town...
Forum: Idaho 01-30-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,783
Posted By northbayeric
Thanks for the feedback! Yes, Wallace is pretty...

Thanks for the feedback! Yes, Wallace is pretty isolated as far as its location to larger cities goes. I'm just glad it's right along I-90. Speaking of which, you do have to watch the downhill...
Forum: Idaho 01-18-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,783
Posted By northbayeric
I think I'll bump this thread up to the top....My...

I think I'll bump this thread up to the top....My wife and I visited Wallace for the first time (and the state of Idaho for the first time as well!) about a year and a half ago. We enjoyed it so...
Forum: Idaho 01-18-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,523
Posted By northbayeric
Amen...couldn't agree more! Overall it's my...

Amen...couldn't agree more! Overall it's my hope, especially as someone who currently lives in California, that most Idahoans would take a "price of freedom is eternal vigilance" posture when it...
Forum: Idaho 01-10-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,139
Posted By northbayeric
Yes--a good observation! :D For my better half...

Yes--a good observation! :D For my better half and I, California is rapidly turning into one of those "nice place to visit but I wouldn't want to live there" locations. We're still a pretty long...
Forum: Idaho 01-09-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,139
Posted By northbayeric
LOL, not much of a coffee drinker myself, but I...

LOL, not much of a coffee drinker myself, but I do like coffee cake!

There are a lot of us here who are going to be really happy for you Mom, once you and your husband are settled in your new...
Forum: Idaho 01-04-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2,515
Views: 252,560
Posted By northbayeric
Here in the north SF Bay Area, it's been pretty...

Here in the north SF Bay Area, it's been pretty chilly (by our standards) as well--getting down in the mid to upper 20s. Hopefully we'll get a little more rain this weekend that will raise the temps...
Forum: Idaho 01-02-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2,515
Views: 252,560
Posted By northbayeric
Happy 2013!

Happy New Year to you, Sage, and to all of you who have posted regularly in the north Idaho forum threads! This past year or so I've been, you could say, a "lurker" who more long ago posted on the...
Forum: Idaho 05-23-2012, 02:44 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 28,269
Posted By northbayeric
Thanks for this interesting feedback, Sage! Can...

Thanks for this interesting feedback, Sage! Can I ask you (and hopefully this won't result in geographic thread drift) how familiar you are with the Silver Valley (Shoshone County, Wallace,...
Forum: Idaho 05-04-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 846
Posted By northbayeric
:eek: Sounds like Smelterville (Silver Valley E...

:eek: Sounds like Smelterville (Silver Valley E of Coeur d'Alene) turned into Swelterville back on April 23! :)
Forum: St. Louis 05-21-2011, 11:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By northbayeric
Smile Sending huggie-wuggies to St. Louis from across...

Sending huggie-wuggies to St. Louis from across the miles!
http://bestsmileys.com/hugging/2.gif (broken link) http://bestsmileys.com/hugging/2.gif (broken link)...
Forum: Missouri 04-06-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 852
Posted By northbayeric
Gosh, I didn't even know this site existed! ...

Gosh, I didn't even know this site existed! What's really funny about it is that it estimated my house value at over a million dollars! :confused: :dubious: As you long-timers know, not only is...
Forum: Missouri 03-30-2011, 11:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By northbayeric
Wikipedia: "Hulshof now works for the law firm...

Wikipedia: "Hulshof now works for the law firm Polsinelli Shughart."

What I have written, I have written. So sorry to have committed such violence against your delicate...
Forum: California 03-30-2011, 11:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,918
Posted By northbayeric
Why shouldn't rich people in CA be taxed more? ...

Why shouldn't rich people in CA be taxed more? See The Business Relocation Coach (http://thebusinessrelocationcoach.blogspot.com/)
Forum: Missouri 03-30-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By northbayeric
Missouri voters should have voted for Sarah...

Missouri voters should have voted for Sarah Steelman instead for the Governor's race. Then it would have been a much closer contest against Jay Nixon. Instead, Hulshof prevailed, and Nixon cruised...
Forum: Missouri 03-28-2011, 10:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,166
Posted By northbayeric
If that snow back there doesn't melt tomorrow,...

If that snow back there doesn't melt tomorrow, sorry Punxsutawney Phil, I defended your good name once in this forum thread, but you're on your own..:hamd:
Forum: Missouri 03-26-2011, 09:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,421
Posted By northbayeric
Yeah, the L.A. Department of Water did a number...

Yeah, the L.A. Department of Water did a number on the Owens Valley....good point.
Forum: St. Louis 03-25-2011, 11:59 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 68,692
Posted By northbayeric
Agreed! I think the 2010 census figure of just...

Agreed! I think the 2010 census figure of just 319,294 for St. Louis is whacked, however. Wasn't it just a few years ago that St. Louis stopped its population decline and actually saw a little...
Forum: St. Louis 03-25-2011, 11:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,850
Posted By northbayeric
Based on the OPs first post, I think he'll be OK...

Based on the OPs first post, I think he'll be OK for the most part. Many winters don't bring all that much snow, but being quite a bit further east in the Central time zone, expect it to get dark a...
Forum: Missouri 03-25-2011, 11:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,421
Posted By northbayeric
Knock knock knock knock. "Hello, I'm with the...

Knock knock knock knock. "Hello, I'm with the California Air Resources Board. That tractor you've got over there. You need to either have a fuel-efficient low-emissions hybrid motor for that...
Forum: Missouri 03-25-2011, 11:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By northbayeric
I really detest red-light cameras and think...

I really detest red-light cameras and think they're mostly a crass way for a given city to raise revenue. They impose a "guilty until proven innocent" situation on the owner of the car, not taking...
Forum: Missouri 03-25-2011, 10:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,698
Posted By northbayeric
Good admonition, once again, ShadowCaver; and...

Good admonition, once again, ShadowCaver; and I'll just say again that I wish a measure of Missouri's politics, however imperfect they may be, could make their way out here to California. :(
Forum: Missouri 03-25-2011, 10:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,166
Posted By northbayeric
Smile Punxsutawney Phil Deserves Benefit of the Doubt

It is my considered opinion that each of us who have weighed in on this critical topic must give Punxsutawney Phil the benefit of the doubt once again in this instance. He has an absolutely...
Forum: Politics and Other Controversies 03-21-2011, 11:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 907
Posted By northbayeric
I'm generally not in the habit of frequenting the...

I'm generally not in the habit of frequenting the C-D Politics forums, but from your computer keyboard to God's motherboard...I'd love to see the wretched, corrupt crooks at the top of the SEIU...
Forum: Missouri 03-18-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 804
Posted By northbayeric
OK, here's my plan. We take everyone in the...

OK, here's my plan. We take everyone in the Missouri state Senate and House. Then we take everyone in the California state Senate and Assembly. Have them switch places. :p ;) :rolleyes: :eek:...
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