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Innocent Bystander

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  1. Any of several feeds. Can be data review with their engineer, coaching vs a teammate’s quicker line, cleavage thread?
  2. Not sure. Good HS friend of our so who still drops by is a social worker locally and will probably offer some insights as facts become known. The school shooting at GM several years ago was the unrequited love teenage boy grabbing his dad’s unsecured bedside home defense handgun and taking it to school with him. The discussion was not helped when our National congressional delegation rolled out the “got to get rid of assault weapons” before the lockdown was over. Actually pretty satisfied that the investigation into the facts seems to have more focus than the drama so far. We want
  3. Let's just say one had a better tan than the other....and leave it at that.... Sorry. White on white action. No national news coverage required.
  4. You are probably correct. You do see plenty of "decoy" guys painted to look like toys. Just some additional news. White kid, honors HS student, enrolled in a Intl Bac curriculum, college track with lots of history bias. Location was 2 doors down from the Country "State Police Barrack" so rapid LEO response guaranteed. Kid was family oriented, blah, blah. Trooper has about 38 months on the force with a good rep and, as in most small communities, a local resident. My nurse today's husband is a local Sheriff's Deputy and the local LEOs are pretty shell shocked at this. Family has m
  5. Good new and an average Day one GFM effort. Open those wallets, boys and girls. Hobot is going to need more help as he preps for heading home.
  6. Tragic loss of a 16 YO yesterday. Several 911 calls on a young man in a driveway brandishing a pistol and knife. State troopers responded, kid took a "firing stance" and aimed at the cop. Passerby reported kid was behaving erratically. Predictable result. Fucking airsoft pistol without a red/orange flash. Lots of responsible sport shooters and hunters here along with some " I have my rights" players who are not completely wrong. Already some rumors of mental health issues but who knows how accurate. Hopefully cool heads prevail and it's easy to take a hard line on eithe
  7. Last time I was aboard Vigilant, it was pretty depressing. Keep in mind, the interiors were always “industrial training vessel” in fit and finish so takes a buncH of TLC to put into Bristol condition. Not the forte of an MWR sailing club.
  8. Yep. heard this before. We bought the latest and greatest “golden medallion home” to “live better electrically” in the early 60’s. Between nuclear power and hydro from things like the Tennessee Valley Authority, electricity was going to be so cheap, you would not meter it and only pay a small distribution fee. https://www.smecc.org/live_better_electrically_medallion_home.htm
  9. Not many folks use scanners in or out anymore. Even the medical folks are slowly understanding that a digital scanner is just emailing a file. Use an iPhone “notes” to scan to pdf from a hard copy. Print to pdf file for anything on your computer. Seems anyone who wants me to send them a scanned copy is still using a landline that won’t play nicely with a VOIP phone anyway.
  10. By the time you unwind the holding companies, the flags of convenience and other organizations set up to protect the owners from liability, did Evergreen ever actually exist? Had an uncle in the construction business in central Florida. He had multiple companies holding assets that leased them to other companies who were hired by project specific corporations that executed the project. All set up so that a sinkhole 10 years after the development was completed had no legal entity around to sue if and when a street caved in.
  11. Exactly. I needed extensive treatment and surgery from a specialty cancer center in Manhattan. Insurance covered it all without an issue. Except for travel there, a place to stay for me and family, restaurant meals, etc. “hospital rate” hotel rooms in midtown ran $250-350/night and didn’t qualify as medical expenses, etc. The hospital does what it can to help find affordable accommodations but that is not much in Manhattan. Add in SWMBO taking Family Leave time off without pay for a lot of it. Our employers did set us up for mostly remote work and that helped. I’m told some of my “emails whi
  12. My experience is that the pros generally won’t give advice to homeowners on gas fittings. Something about liability. RV place might help. Getting a low pressure propane QD and shutoff from a BBQ store or Amazon is easy. An adapter to connect it to the NPT nipple is a bit harder. You propane supplier may help. One challenge is a lot of “permanent installation” BBQs are plumbed for NG and although not massively dangerous, mixing the two opens you up for mistakes. I’ll suggest that your setup sounds like mine and hiring a pro to make the connection, perform the leak down test and sign off a
  13. Thanks Boomer. As a lot of us know, even with great insurance, there are a million costs that are not covered, from commuting and parking to cafeteria meals for family and caregivers at the hospital. I urge the community to generously support Hobot in this time of need.
  14. Thanks Boomer. Good news. Tell him we eagerly await his return.
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