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even crazier is the part about michele bachmann and lion king
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No dude. Not even. Stimulus plan was the donkey's idea. 
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super easy to install web based proxy.
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useful information. didn't know amazon webpay was fee free
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get "Start Google Plus" to integrate facebook and G+
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+Steven Trombetta it shows up even on Bing
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Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
This place is relatively new. It used to be the Bambino International Learning Center (pre-school). It sits just west of downtown Hood River and shares the building with a pot dispensary. I found them on AirBNB and they also have a website as well. It's a newish building, and it was loosely converted from pre-school to hostel by adding a bunch of twin beds to the layout. There still exist the knee high sinks and other remnants from the pre-school days. It's owned by a photographer, Tim D., who works in Seattle and is town occasionally. The building is owned by, Lorana, who also runs the hostel in Tim's absence. The first thing of note is that it's relatively expensive for a hostel. The nightly rate for a shared dorm room (maybe 10 beds?) is $50 per night before taxes and fees. For comparison, the Columbia River Gorge Hostel, just across the bridge in Bingen, is $22 per night. Also there are no discounts for longer stays here. Private room rates are $100 per night (it's the converted staff room from the old pre-school) While the beds are passable, the pillows are basically just covers. I was reminded of my time using a folded tarp as a pillow while hiking with the hill tribes in Thailand. Bring your own or pillage several from surrounding beds to create one. Also - there isn't any private storage space associated with the beds in the dorm room. Which is basically expected in most hostels as you lock up your belongings while you're out and about during the day. Something to keep in mind if you plan on traveling with luggage. Laundry is $3 per washer and dryer load. There is a small continental breakfast provided each morning with coffee being the centerpiece. Small muffins and cereal round out the mix. The wifi internet here is barely usable. I was getting .05 mbps on the upside which means many requests were timing out and I ended up using my cell phone as a hotspot most of the time. I would see Lorana milling about in the morning but there was rarely anyone at the front desk, and never at night. I was told they lock the doors at 2a as well. Hood River is generally a pretty busy place during the summer however, capacity while I was there was pretty good. It was me and another guy for most of my time there in the dorm room. Demand didn't seem to be that high. There are 2 showers for the entire place. I had originally planned on staying for 10 days. Unfortunately, I had to change my plans halfway through my trip and they have a very strict no refund policy. There's no discount for booking multiple days in a row so I would recommend paying as you go in case your plans may change. I ended up eating the $250 loss. It wasn't a terrible experience but it was fairly disappointing. If you go in with proper expectations I think you might be alright - or just stay at one of the other options in town or across the bridge. They're also looking to actively sell the building, if you have $1.6M and a good use for the space.
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
typical westin service. my room temperature controls were not responsive though.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
Doctor Tom should be on your short list of people to talk to if you're serious about quality orthotics. There's a very high level of patient engagement as he works with you from scheduling your initial appointment all the way to following up post visit. After scheduling your appointment, he'll tell you bring in several pairs of shoes. This is important as he wants to see the types of shoes you wear throughout the week, not just the ones you happen to have on your feet when you come in. I learned that several of my favorite pairs of casual shoes were not offering nearly enough lateral support and consequently stressing my foot unnecessarily. Before you even get to the orthotics, there's a consultation session where he works with you on areas of pain, discomfort, stress, etc. as well as doing a gait analysis. A point of difference I found was that instead of standing on a pressure sensor to gather the profile data, he brings the mold up to your foot while you sit down. The explanation is that if you're standing on a pad or sensor, your arch is already deforming while the measurements are being taken. You want the mold to match your resting arch. What I found to be interesting about his process though is the molding and shaping is all done onsite in real time. There's no sending away to far off factory to wait several weeks, you can be in and out within a few hours. Also nice, is that it's an iterative process. You'll try on your new orthotics, walk around in them for a few minutes, and talk about what you're feeling. Doctor Tom can make the adjustments for you right there either adding material, removing material, or whatever other voodoo goes on in the back. If you're interested in improving your daily quality of life, give Doctor Tom a call!
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
So having been a customer for several years - I'm very disappointed in how poor customer service has become. I recently took my Subaru BRZ to get a quick wash before leaving for a wedding. After exiting the wash I noticed that there was a set of scratch lines in a regular pattern over the passenger side roof. Looking at the marks it's clear that these were caused by the rotational brushes. Dirt or debris was trapped by the rollers and just spun right into the paint. After filling out a damage report I was called a few days later and was told that their car wash has never caused damage ever and that many employees have their cars washed every single day. Good for them. I highly doubt that no damage has ever been caused. The fact that my car's paint is black just makes it very easy to spot damage. Check out the photos of the damage caused. I'm saddened to hear that Eco Express, and Phillip, their general manager, will not work with me at all on correcting their mistake. Stick to touchless washes if you want to be sure your car's paint doesn't get mangled by spinning brushes.
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Public - 12 months ago
reviewed 12 months ago