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    Ah. Now you are hiding behind the internet. You...

    Ah. Now you are hiding behind the internet. You do realize that the board admin can be subpoenaed to get your IP address and e-mail account, right? And once they have that...

    You just admitted you...
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    You've stated your intentions quite clearly. You...

    You've stated your intentions quite clearly. You don't give out PD's and when you do, it will be "off". You've clearly stated that you will do almost anything to stop the public from buying eyewear...
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    Don't be a tease, Chris!!

    Don't be a tease, Chris!!
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    Didn't you also write somewhere that you've got a...

    Didn't you also write somewhere that you've got a retail store selling eyewear, and your son runs it?

    But more to the point, restraint of trade takes many forms, and you don't necessarily have to...
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    No, just the part where you wrote (quote above)...

    No, just the part where you wrote (quote above) "I don't, I will not". Sounds like an untruth to me. It's absolutely OK to admit you either typed incorrectly or you've changed your mind.
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    There it is, post #173 in this thread, recopied...

    There it is, post #173 in this thread, recopied here in its unedited form from 10/16/2015. Emphasis mine on the original comment.
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    Interesting...last week, I believe, you wrote: "I...

    Interesting...last week, I believe, you wrote: "I don't, I won't, I'll never" provide a PD.
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    Ophthalmic optics isn't the only thing my company...

    Ophthalmic optics isn't the only thing my company does. There is a lot of outsourcing going on - direct from China for component optical lenses. I had the opportunity a month ago to see a 1/10th wave...
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    You would be surprised. The Chinese have pretty...

    You would be surprised. The Chinese have pretty much demolished the precision optics market in the US and Europe in the last 10 years. If they can make high quality precision optics, they can also...
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    Right now, a moderately priced LOH generator,...

    Right now, a moderately priced LOH generator, well maintained, runs about $75K. You could get Gerber/Coburn genny's for about $50K used and well maintained. Edgers, though, damned expensive for a...
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    Actually, you can, if you know how to navigate...

    Actually, you can, if you know how to navigate the dark 'net.
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    Who says they are in China? Why make that...

    Who says they are in China? Why make that assumption at all?

    Your numbers are "close" for surfacing (grinding/polishing) but leave out time required for order entry, layout/blocking, generating,...
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    Essilor may be a French company, however, it's US...

    Essilor may be a French company, however, it's US holdings are held by Essilor USA, not Essilor France. And a great many of the Rx's that are sold over its several consumer website are produced here...
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    Just one comment...many people believe that...

    Just one comment...many people believe that on-line stores have no overhead, this is a common fallacy. An on-line store ALWAYS has overhead, in fact, it can be many times the overhead of a true brick...
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    It seems like the "you" in your comments are...

    It seems like the "you" in your comments are directed at me. I don't take offense though, as I've never given anyone in this industry the finger. Nor am I a sadist. Although perhaps you might want to...
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    That's really funny!! Actually trying to change...

    That's really funny!! Actually trying to change the words I wrote. Sorry bud, doesn't work that way.
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    And one further comment: remember that when you...

    And one further comment: remember that when you comment about rolling back the freedom to purchase eyewear that the original FTC ruling gave consumers, you would be directly affecting MANY, if not...
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    That sounds like an attorney. Funny, though, I...

    That sounds like an attorney. Funny, though, I don't know of any OD/MD/Optician on the board of the FTC. Nor any that are on the board of the FDA for that matter. All that appears to be happening is...
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    Invest in some spare parts and training. Buy or...

    Invest in some spare parts and training. Buy or acquire the service manuals.

    I run old Flo-Bob (remember them?) surfacers (which use Coburn 501 parts). My generator is an old Gerber Coburn Vector...
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    Lolz

    Lolz
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    Wipe the back of the lens with denatured or...

    Wipe the back of the lens with denatured or isopropyl alcohol, and the lenses will stick like magic.
  22. Kenmark used to, maybe 20 years ago. I don't know...

    Kenmark used to, maybe 20 years ago. I don't know nowadays though.
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    I've got a recipe for oatmeal raisin cookies...

    I've got a recipe for oatmeal raisin cookies...
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    Wins the best post in this thread so far award!!

    Wins the best post in this thread so far award!!
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    A lot of my glassworking customers use them as an...

    A lot of my glassworking customers use them as an inexpensive option to add (hahahahaha) reading power to a pair of very expensive plano power filter lenses.
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