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    Snow Monkey, eh?
  • Birthday 09/16/1954

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  1. Fragile Bird

    US Politics: Paradise Lost

    Lol, Trump is questioning the loyalty of everyone, including Pence. Apparently it’s linked to the fact there is an effort to prevent Pence’s Chief of Staff from replacing Kelly.
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    US Politics: Paradise Lost

    I have been relying on CNN up here north of the wall and they have reporters on site, have been showing escape video, have interviewed survivors and yesterday showed the grim search for human remains in Paradise. And yes, the number of missing (and presumed by me, dead) keeps climbing. CNN has pointed out the majority are elderly.
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    Acrophobia 34A: Autobiographies - R2 (can still join)

    1st. 1 2nd. 3 3rd. 8
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    US Politics: Paradise Lost

    That’s down from $48 last week, and it hasn’t bottomed. Some people will hang on until the bitter end.
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    US Politics: Paradise Lost

    With regard to the title and the reference to the town of Paradise. Pacific Gas and Electric, a major utility company in the US, has seen it’s stock price almost wiped out in fears it will be found liable for causing the Camp Fire, the fire that has devastated so much of that part of California. The company reported they were having issues with transmission lines in the area that were sparking. Their lines were found to cause fires last year. They say they don’t have enough insurance money and cash to pay the possible $15B in estimated damages caused by the fire.
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    US Politics: Paradise Lost

    Wait...aren’t you the person who said more proof was needed against Kavanaugh? And are you suggesting his clients, who were paid off by Trump and have provided all kinds of personal details about Trump, were bogus?
  7. Fragile Bird

    Buying a television or other stuff - sales are coming!

    Target gave up on Canada and $500 Cdn is $375 US.
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    Moving Right Alolan - More Pokemon Go!

    I’ve done two Buizel raids and this morning caught one in the wild. I have not seen Budew yet.
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    Buying a television or other stuff - sales are coming!

    I just remembered the concept of screen size to viewing distance. The conventional advice is distance in inches divided by 3. I just measured, and while I could be leaning back or lying down on the couch and get different measurements, the distance from my tv is currently about 95 inches, so my 32 Inch was the right size. I foolishly (in a fit of madness, I now think) bought a cabinet to put the thing in, because it had storage drawers and shelves for the cable box and the DVD player. That piece of furniture will be gone, to be replaced by a stand, increasing the distance to about 120 inches, so a 40 or 43 Inch would be good. 50 inches will be too big. It will not be hung on a wall, the wall has a window in it, and the room configuration doesn’t really allow a different spot.
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    Moving Right Alolan - More Pokemon Go!

    Beware! The CP adjustment that was dry-run a few weeks ago is rolling out at 1:00 pm PST, 4:00 pm EST. What’s that in the UK, 9 or 10 pm? If it’s anything like the dry run we saw a few weeks ago, there will be a moment of disruption, followed by half a hour of shock and confusion, and then hours and probably days of crowing with glee combined with wailing and gnashing of teeth. i walked my Chansey for weeks to earn candy to power up my Blissey, and saw in the dry run I lost about 500 CP on my best one... Other stuff goes up sharply, but I didn’t work so hard for them...
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    US Politics: Paradise Lost

    After watching CNN’s election special last night and hearing the statistics, I think it’s fair to say there was a blue wave last week. It wasn’t a tidal wave, but pretty darn big nonetheless.
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    Buying a television or other stuff - sales are coming!

    That’s me! But all of a sudden the beautiful picture deteriorated. In the old days I would have called a repairman, not now, I want the giant out. And I believe the power usage is lower now. That was very helpful, lockisnow, thanks! I know I have to do the rounds of the stores. *groans* Aemon, I’ll take a good look at those models. Hisense is a Chinese manufacturer of brand name TVs that decided to produce a cheaper version of it’s own. I am assuming there will be some good deals out there in view of US tariffs.
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    US Politics: Paradise Lost

    The title refers to many things, but an important reference is to the town of Paradise, California, wiped out by fire. ETA I really was moved by the tragic fire, and jumped at the chance to do this title. One of the others is about being cast out of Congress...
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    Congratulations brook and karaddin!

    Ooooooh, congratulations to brook and karaddin! May you have many, many happy years together, forever!
  15. Fragile Bird

    Buying a television or other stuff - sales are coming!

    Yes, we do. I need to make the rounds. What did you get?