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Fragile Bird

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    The past is a foreign country
  • Birthday 09/16/1954

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    cairn terriers, lawyer jokes

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  1. Fragile Bird

    US Politics: Follow the Money!

    Justice has given an opinion that a President can't be indicted. That doesn't mean a court would agree. The matter has not been tested. The more important issue is the Republicans, led by Giuliani, are saying that since a President can't be indicted, why should Trump be questioned by Mueller. That's a whole different kettle of fish.
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    Poke 'em and Go! Continue playing

    This was a disappointing event compared to the Mareep community day. First of all, there weren’t as many Charmanders as there were Mareep, and there weren’t as many good Charmanders. The last time there were tons of them right until the last moment, and then they vanished. This time they petered out a good 15 or 20 minutes before the end. I hung out right to the end because everyone said in the last half hour they found the best Mon in the park where I was hunting. Bah! I did two raids for Ho-ohs, caught the first but it was lower CP and second ranked for me. There was a lucky guy who got a shiny! At the second raid the Ho-oh was top ranked, almost 300 CP higher, but even though I hit it with nice and great shots, I could not do an excellent, and sadly it got away from me. I also found out that if in a raid your mom is a shiny, using a pinap berry you have a 100% catch rate. On the bright side of things, I hatched 2 10K eggs and got Larvitars. A 3rd 10K hatch was the worst in history, a second rank Feebas with a crap CP! This was only my second community day, I look forward to the next!
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    US Politics: Follow the Money!

    When my mother was in the final illness that led to her death, she spent months in the hospital, the kind of thing you read about bankrupting families in the US. I was under a lot of stress and managed to get three or four speeding tickets very stupidly. The one that stands out in my mind was one day when I was on my way to the hospital and I was listening to a report about the Obamacare debates on my car radio. Some Republican asshole came on explaining that passing Obamacare would mean death panels, "like they have in Canada". I just tensed for a moment and my foot went down, right before a radar trap. Man, I hear Republicans talk about healthcare the anger surges up again. Hospital teams do have meetings with families to tell them their prognosis. Some families will say, stop treatment, others will say, no, carry on. But these are exactly the same meetings doctors have with families in the US. The teams don't meet and say "let that patient die". That takes capitalism!
  4. Geez, I’m losing my memory...famous 1930s droll comedian said this. ”When a child turns 12, he should be kept in a barrel and fed through a hole, until he reaches 16...at which time you should plug the hole.” A quick search shows me Mark Twain said that. But I first heard W. C. Fields say it in a movie, to Mae West, iirc. Sounds like the perfect solution for Texas.
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    US Politics: Follow the Money!

    Screw the farmers! They need to shoulder their share of sacrifices!
  6. Local stations are reporting at least 8 dead. "Multiple fatalities" is such a depressing phrase.
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    Laurel or Yanny?

    As I said in the OP, I was watching CNN in the morning and all I could hear was Yanny, and like S John, wondered if the hosts were yanking my chain by laughing and saying of course it's Laurel! But in the CBC clip, all I can hear is Laurel, no Yanny at all.
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    US Politics: Follow the Money!

    One whiplash per offense, of course! A number of threads ago I swore my next thread title would be Just Another Slow News Day.
  9. Fragile Bird

    Acrophobia 32 - Signs: Round 1

    Now here’s a thought - why don’t we all put in 2 entries, and the votes go to the different versions of ourselves. So if you get a vote for each entry, they are tallied under, for example, Fragile Bird or FB2, whichever name they were written under.
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    Westworld Season 1 Re-watch: It All Makes Sense Now. Maybe,

    For those of you breathlessly waiting, I have watched both Ep. 3 (by accident, they were in the wrong order on my pvr) and Ep. 2, and I'm a bit blown away by all the detail I missed the first time around. I will post Ep. 2 tomorrow, after a second re-watch, and then Ep. 3 fairly quickly afterwards, in a day or two. I will say, though, after Ep. 1, which was entirely in the 30-years-later time period, except for Arnold and Dolores, Ep. 2 is just mind boggling!
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    US Politics: Follow the Money!

    Lol, how many more CEOs are going to resign? The CEO of Ford must be saying "there but for the grace of God", over and over!
  12. Fragile Bird

    US Politics: Follow the Money!

    No, no, no, that was a simple error! The grammar Nazi comes out for 'their' or 'there'!
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    US Politics: Follow the Money!

    Did you mean to say that doesn't mean they're right?
  14. Fragile Bird

    Laurel or Yanny?

    Weird, right?