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by Maybenaut
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Christmas 2019
Replies: 84
Views: 2635

Re: Christmas 2019

Meet Floyd. Christmas 2019. F959889C-7853-41EA-B648-A99589B5EF95.jpeg He is Sprout’s support puppy. 9 weeks old. I asked Sprout to come with me today to pick up something I’d bought online. He thought he was going to carry a 3x4 chest to the car. His expression when he saw Floyd was priceless.💕💕 I’...
by Maybenaut
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Diabetes - lets talk
Replies: 47
Views: 4258

Re: Diabetes - lets talk

https://newatlas.com/medical/trigger-type-2-diabetes-fatty-acids/?amp=true New research uncovers potential trigger for Type 2 diabetes It was long thought that high glucose levels – most commonly caused by eating too much sugary and fatty foods – was the trigger for the beta cells to begin overprod...
by Maybenaut
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Science & Technology
Topic: Diabetes - lets talk
Replies: 47
Views: 4258

Re: Diabetes - lets talk

I got diagnosed with Type 2 about a month ago. My A1C was 8.3. My doctor wanted to put me on medication and a statin for high cholesterol. I said, "NOOOOOO!!! I don't want to go on any medication!" He said, "Well, I have good news for you. You don't have to. BUT you do have to test your blood sugar ...
by Maybenaut
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 27687
Views: 1225517

Re: Hijack this thread

IMHO the Swedish model of socialism can be very far reaching, alreading back 50 years. It gets rather patronizing when even compared to social awareness in the rest of Europe. A tale from those many decades back, a Swiss family transfered to Sweden where the father was taking a managers position. T...
by Maybenaut
Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 27687
Views: 1225517

Re: Hijack this thread

Every time I read a screed like this, I think of how awful life is in those horrible socialist countries like Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, etc. :confused: My neighbor is from Sweden. She’s a dyed-in-the-wool Republican. She visits her folks in Sweden, but she thinks it’s horrible and ...
by Maybenaut
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Military
Topic: Nazis & Other Extremists In Today's Armed Forces
Replies: 37
Views: 3217

Re: Nazis & Other Extremists In Today's Armed Forces

Even if it’s true that they were playing the circle game [**cough** BULLSHIT **cough**], they’re still guilty of being incredible socially unaware. I find it hard to believe that people their age wouldn’t know how that symbol might be interpreted, even if that wasn’t their intent... ...But it Totall...
by Maybenaut
Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Military
Topic: U.S. Navy destroyer collides with merchant vessel off Japan
Replies: 304
Views: 21080

Re: U.S. Navy destroyer collides with merchant vessel off Japan

A helmsman 4 months after joining the Navy? With no prior experience? Wow. To me that’s the least surprising of all. The helmsman is supposed to to listen to the commands, and make whatever turns and hold whatever course the conning officer says. That’s not terribly complicated, and I don’t think i...
by Maybenaut
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Military
Topic: U.S. Navy destroyer collides with merchant vessel off Japan
Replies: 304
Views: 21080

Re: U.S. Navy destroyer collides with merchant vessel off Japan

https://features.propublica.org/navy-uss-mccain-crash/navy-installed-touch-screen-steering-ten-sailors-paid-with-their-lives/ COLLISION COURSE When the USS John S. McCain crashed in the Pacific, the Navy blamed the destroyer’s crew for the loss of 10 sailors. The truth is the Navy’s flawed technolo...
by Maybenaut
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Cops Behaving Badly
Replies: 636
Views: 56537

Re: Cops Behaving Badly

Sherriff’s Deputy Burglarizes Houses While Mourners Attend Funerals This is fucking vile.. Authorities say that Janelle Gericke, who worked as a corrections officer at the Jefferson County Jail until July, scoured obituaries for funeral times and targeted the homes of grieving family members while ...
by Maybenaut
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 27687
Views: 1225517

Re: Hijack this thread

Also too, that's not even an hour a month. I suppose, if a year is 31 months long. But that’s not really how pro bono works. If you take on a client pro bono, you work that case til it’s done (which, depending on the case, might be well over 30 hours). You can’t just say, well, I’ve done my 2.5 hou...
by Maybenaut
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 27687
Views: 1225517

Re: Hijack this thread

Also too, that's not even an hour a month. I suppose, if a year is 31 months long. But that’s not really how pro bono works. If you take on a client pro bono, you work that case til it’s done (which, depending on the case, might be well over 30 hours). You can’t just say, well, I’ve done my 2.5 hou...
by Maybenaut
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 27687
Views: 1225517

Re: Hijack this thread

The Puerto Rico Bar Association is suing the Territorial Supreme Court over a "new" requirement for 30 hours of pro-bono work a year: https://www.primerahora.com/noticias/puerto-rico/nota/colegiodeabogadosdemandaalaramajudicial-1382091/ Unfortunately can't fing English articles yet. Didn’t read the...
by Maybenaut
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 27687
Views: 1225517

Re: Hijack this thread

The Puerto Rico Bar Association is suing the Territorial Supreme Court over a "new" requirement for 30 hours of pro-bono work a year: https://www.primerahora.com/noticias/puerto-rico/nota/colegiodeabogadosdemandaalaramajudicial-1382091/ Unfortunately can't fing English articles yet. Didn’t read the...
by Maybenaut
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Military
Topic: Military and Civilian Gov't
Replies: 63
Views: 3969

Re: Military and Civilian Gov't

The military is a bit more conservative than the US as a whole - but only a bit. And it tends to be conservative in the traditionalist sense more than the radical one. So I'm not really shocked by those results. :yeah: And my experience on active duty was that military people were not necessarily a...
by Maybenaut
Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: US v. Manafort (Guilty Plea); Kilimnik; Gates (Guilty Plea): 17-cr-201: USDC for DC; Money-Laundering, Conspiracy & FARA
Replies: 1652
Views: 86678

Re: US v. Manafort (Guilty Plea); Kilimnik; Gates (Guilty Plea): 17-cr-201: USDC for DC; Money-Laundering, Conspiracy &

Old mafioso trick. OTOH if he kicks off before he gets pardoned.... But what caused the cardiac event? Just kidding. (He's an old guy. Cardiac events happen to the best of them.) Or am I? Did his cardiac event occur when he heard about Gates' sentence? No, it happened last Thursday. I don’t know wh...
by Maybenaut
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 27687
Views: 1225517

Re: Hijack this thread

So "Aunt Mary" showed up at the house this morning. I was at the studio and my husband was at the Kroger. He came home and 2 women were standing in the yard. Instead of driving the fuck on and calling the cops, he GOT OUT AND TALKED TO THEM!!! I was absolutely furious. I'm in and out during the day...
by Maybenaut
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Sovereign Citizens, Private Militias, and Citizen Grand Juries
Topic: The Trial of Schaeffer Cox - GUILTY
Replies: 1588
Views: 118104

Re: The Trial of Schaeffer Cox - GUILTY

I've never understood why the christian god requires people to beg for help via telepathic communication. Shouldn't the christian god just assist everyone without all of the daily "prayers" if the christian god is truly so loving & caring? I'm reminded of a line from noted poet Ian Anderson (who pr...
by Maybenaut
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 27687
Views: 1225517

Re: Hijack this thread

Beautiful.
by Maybenaut
Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Sovereign Citizens, Private Militias, and Citizen Grand Juries
Topic: Gavin Seim
Replies: 8539
Views: 534234

Re: Gavin Seim

This may be the beginning of the end. If the laws down there make it difficult for non-residents to get cash, at some point he’ll either (a) head home (which is what I hope he does for the sake of his children - his wife can go fuck herself); or (b) devolve further into madness and engage in some ho...
by Maybenaut
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 27687
Views: 1225517

Re: Hijack this thread

Hey Foggy, are you going to eat that Kuala Lumpur?
by Maybenaut
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Rudy Giuliani
Replies: 1187
Views: 69233

Re: Rudy Giuliani

Oh, and that article explains Giuliani's "Politico is going to have a hit piece on a staff member" BS, which was apparently about Christianne Allen: A new Politico profile of Allen describes her as a “little-known Instagram personality,” who works as Giuliani’s “media strategist, technology consult...
by Maybenaut
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 27687
Views: 1225517

Re: Hijack this thread

Yep, notified everyone we could think of to notify but she hasn't actually done anything yet so there's no real action we take against her. My husband has also told all the (real) relatives to be on the alert for her. I was reading your posts to my husband earlier this morning. His response: “Of co...
by Maybenaut
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 27687
Views: 1225517

Re: Hijack this thread

Just, you know, in case..... Noted. Better safe than sorry. Gotchurbak. :-D We were pretty OK until the last voicemail she left which bordered on threatening. She was berating my husband for not answering the phone and said he is the reason she came down here to begin with because he told her we wo...
by Maybenaut
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 27687
Views: 1225517

Re: Hijack this thread

I know. Not funny.

ETA : Sorry. I’m in a mood.
by Maybenaut
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 27687
Views: 1225517

Re: Hijack this thread

Jeffrey wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:06 pm
Neurologists don’t do breast exams. So there’s an incongruity there.
I got that. Still, nothing funny about indecent assault.

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