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The Lounge A flamboyant thread w/ razzle dazzle about the 2016 presidential primary elections Jul 31 2015
23:23 (UTC)
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Original Post by santonacci:

Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

I don't know if it's really a fierce "battle" to get into the debate - maybe it should be. Maybe that would be better... to have either an arm wrestling qualifier or even a checkbook-balancing competition. Something.

I'd be all for just scrapping the debate altogether unless they're actually going to answer the moderator's question instead of rattling off talking points.

Let all 17 candidates get up on stage, each of them get 7 minutes to talk, and that's it.  Since that comes up to a full two hours, keep the audience entertained by having a capuchin monkey throw water balloons to determine speaking order.  (It makes just as much sense as what Fox is doing....)

this x 1000

The Lounge If you could relive any summer memories, what would they be? Jul 31 2015
22:56 (UTC)
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Ahhhhh a memory to relive:

If I close my eyes I can hear my mother calling up the stairs "rise and shine, this is the day you've all been waiting for"  It was still dark, before sunrise, and we were all going to pile into the station wagon for our trek from Connecticut out to Minnesota, where all the relatives lived. I must have been 7 or 8.

This was our big vacation.  Two days in the car, an overnight stop at the Chief Wauseon Motel, Ohio, and then visiting with Grandparents, Uncles, Aunts and Cousins.  We had no other family in Ct. so it was a big deal. Seven of us in that old blue station wagon, with the square luggage thing my dad put on top. Basically that was the only vacation my parents took, every other year to visit their families, but I thought it was just wonderful.

I can't believe that old Motel is still around... Whoodathunkit. :)

 

 

The Lounge "Up all night, CHAT all day" Jul 30 2015
14:42 (UTC)
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Original Post by barbarjinx:

Original Post by supergirl77:

yeah, we're at 80, but I think thunderstorms are more the concern than actual heat/humidity.

 

Morning all!

It is NOT allowed to rain/thunderstorm in MD today.

I have outdoor yoga this evening at a vineyard with wine and snacks afterward!

 

Sweet!   I hope this involves really nice grapes and some sort of cheese! 

*pokes chat*

We will be heading to a casino this afternoon, so that the inspector can inspect... This will involve (hopefully) slot machines and beer...

We went to the same place last week, with our other company, and bet on two races...(we pick random numbers)  and both horses won! 

This weeks company is almost ready to head out.. She takes a while to get going..

Be good everyone,

be safe!

'later..

 

 

The Lounge "Up all night, CHAT all day" Jul 30 2015
14:08 (UTC)
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Times like this having a really bad memory comes in handy.. On the bright side I keep turning up treasures in closets, stuff that goes back to my childhood...small things but nice to have.  I found a locket of my hair from a little picture that we did in the Brownies.. :)

 

The Lounge "Up all night, CHAT all day" Jul 30 2015
14:05 (UTC)
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Good morning everyone,

Bank appraisal guy has come and gone.  This afternoon is the home inspector. Of course, we have company as well.

The very minute the appraisal man drove up it started raining really hard.  *sighs*

So hopefully we will know how things stand in a day or so...

Every time we have company they leave with bits and pieces of our home.... I feel like it is just kinda dissolving now..

 

 

 

The Lounge I'm looking to the Chat to save me Looking for a sign of life Jul 28 2015
13:52 (UTC)
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Original Post by deborahamorgan:

Original Post by amwick:

That is just beautiful... but ever since dealing with water issues here I would worry about the giant hill in the back... I saw it on the google birds eye.. Maybe they don't get much rain there in Boise??

I have been using Zillow to check out northern Georgia (thanks Pav!) 

10 inches a year. Water generally comes from mountain snow melt further up the valley.

Good... the house was amazing.. It looked like some kind of classic that had been totally redone, but I saw that it was pretty new.  I liked the kitchen pass through..

Elegant comes to mind.. and the landscaping!!!  I could spend hours house hunting on Zillow.. anyway

Dh needs his boulders...

Be safe everyone.

'later.

*drives out on Arctic cat pulling garden trailer, waves*

The Lounge I'm looking to the Chat to save me Looking for a sign of life Jul 28 2015
13:37 (UTC)
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Original Post by lily42:

anyone got any good tips on how to prevent my 10 month old from beating me up on a daily basis?

?????????   Just a phase?  ((lily))

The Lounge I'm looking to the Chat to save me Looking for a sign of life Jul 28 2015
13:34 (UTC)
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That is just beautiful... but ever since dealing with water issues here I would worry about the giant hill in the back... I saw it on the google birds eye.. Maybe they don't get much rain there in Boise??

I have been using Zillow to check out northern Georgia (thanks Pav!) 

The Lounge I'm looking to the Chat to save me Looking for a sign of life Jul 28 2015
12:58 (UTC)
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Morning all!

*leaves scones dripping with melted butter*

Beautiful but warm day here.  Dh is still working on our driveway, I have to go collect more rocks..

Still, it is a great day..  *does lazy boy happy dance*

The Lounge Fathers, be good to your daughters Daughters will Chat like you do Jul 27 2015
18:45 (UTC)
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Original Post by fiestyphoenix:

not even 3.5 pages today!? 

 

 

what is wrong with you people? :P

My excuse is that every day is Saturday for me.. Well maybe not Sunday, but every other day.

You all will understand this one day.. fer sure.. Sounds terrific at first, but there are drawbacks.  *sets ice on back pulled from hauling gravel*  ahhhhhhhhhhhhh

 

The Lounge Fathers, be good to your daughters Daughters will Chat like you do Jul 27 2015
16:15 (UTC)
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Original Post by barbarjinx:

Original Post by deborahamorgan:

Original Post by barbarjinx:

Original Post by deborahamorgan:   Life goes by fast. Stop and enjoy it.

And this is why I laugh when people as me "Don't you EVER stay home?"

Actually, yes I do.  Was home all day yesterday minus church and a quick trip to the market. 

But I like to go and do and see and experience.  So when my short term memory is shot and all I have left are the long term memories, there will be lots to choose from!

Yeah, I'm getting fed up of hearing my DH complain about how bad things are at the moment when they're just inconvenient for him.

And this is my answer to that. One of my favorite Fulghum stories. I have trouble remembering it myself at times, but I try!

That was brilliant.  Along the lines of 1... Don't sweat the small sht.. and 2.... Everything is small sht.

Problem/Inconvenience... hmmmmmmmmm.... I have to try and remember..

The Lounge Fathers, be good to your daughters Daughters will Chat like you do Jul 27 2015
16:10 (UTC)
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Afternoon everyone..

The potential buyers came over Sunday to show their visiting older kids the house and property.

We think it went very well..

Dh is out right now raking the driveway after the torrential rain from yesterday.  We had flash flooding just down the road that was awful.

So I really should be doing some work in the basement, you know the stuff that is always in the basement.. *sighs*  Well, maybe after lunch.

 

The Lounge Sandra Bland - suicide? Jul 27 2015
16:06 (UTC)
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So this has been officially determined to have been a suicide.  The question remains why this lady was not watched more carefully.  They must have some kind of official procedure, which looks to be inadequate.

Then again, what would happen if every single person in jail required a suicide watch? Or, maybe the answer is to incarcerate people in carefully padded rooms with nothing that they can hang themselves, no clothes, no bedding, nothing. OH, but that would be cruel.

 

The Lounge Sandra Bland - suicide? Jul 27 2015
16:02 (UTC)
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Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

Original Post by nebi-hime:

What result do you think giving attitude to cops/guards/mp is going to get you?

Death?

Is that the right answer?

Seriously?  that is so sad.

The Lounge benefit of inversion tables Jul 25 2015
13:41 (UTC)
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I have a good friend that has serious lower back problems.  There are times she has told me that the inversion table is the only thing that helps with the pain.  Actually, she and her husband both use it.  They swear by the thing.. They also go to chiropractors on a regular basis.   I used it myself and it did help temporarily.  I think my problem is more muscular than issues with my spine. 

I wanted to buy one myself. 

The Lounge Sandra Bland - suicide? Jul 25 2015
11:36 (UTC)
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Original Post by jarredwayne:

Original Post by dbackerfan:

Wow jarred!  That is so sad on so many levels.  Did you ever find out who got the ticket or did both did she ever get to hospital or did they take her to jail then to deportation?  That is kind of what happens in Maricopa county in Arizona for undocumented. 

Got to wonder if fire dept protocols now are get billing information before treating.  Having once been married to a medic this is not how it's done here.  

Also I thought the law is if you witness an accident and the damage is over 200$ you are required to stay on the scene to give info to police?

 

I never heard from the officer I gave my information to and was never contacted by a lawyer or insurance adjuster. I assume she was found at fault and the other drivers uninsured motorist insurance would cover his damage.  By the time I was leaving a couple of family members of the woman's showed up. I hope they were able to help her out with the communication. Truthfully I still don't know the legal requirements of being a witness to these accidents.  I stuck around bc I thought it would be important for how things were going to play out in the future.  By the time i left, I got the feeling my testimony was pretty much worthless.  The accident scene climate was "just another uninsured poor illegal causing destruction to the legal citizens of the utopian Dallas society". These firemen showed no compassion for an injured person, and demonstrated nothing but annoyance.  The look they gave me was "you really called 911 for this trivial occurrence??"

This was a terrible story.. what an awful thing to witness, from start to finish.. the first responders were total jerks.  I was in an accident long ago with two totaled cars and our experience was much different. Come to think of it, I had to climb out the roof of DH's car because we ended up next to a tree blocking my door.  Long story, long ago..I am really sorry you had to go through that and see the very worst behavior of some people..

But not everyone has uninsured motorist insurance coverage.  A personal friend of mine was in a wreck just like the one you witnessed.  The driver at fault had no insurance , and no valid license.  That 21 year old kid, damn near killed my friend.   Thank goodness she had that type of insurance because she was in the hospital for weeks, and her car was totaled.  Kind of off topic, but I have mentioned before in other threads every responsible driver needs to find out about uninsured motorist coverage for their particular area.  It takes a two minute phone call..

 

The Lounge Sandra Bland - suicide? Jul 25 2015
11:22 (UTC)
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Original Post by linden:

Original Post by pavlovcat:

Even if it was suicide, there was no reason for her to be in jail.  None. 

This. What a waste of human life. And so much pain caused to everyone who loved her.

 

According to various reports, she reached out to some of those people, and they didn't help.  Is it possible that the pain they fill is tinged with guilt?  Even a tiny bit?

The Lounge Sandra Bland - suicide? Jul 25 2015
02:59 (UTC)
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Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

 

Would you consider this "due care" or "due diligence"?

Don't most suicide attempts come under HIPA requirements?

Wasn't it easy for Wicky to find it after the fact? I'd expect it to be slightly more difficult beforehand.

What I understood is that it is part of the intake form for someone being incarcerated.   She admitted to it back in 2014..she wrote it on the form..  Maybe they need to change the form?? (if it is the real form, not a fake or photoshop thing)

She should have been watched.. but then again someone not facing really serious criminal charges may not be considered a potential suicide.   It seems she tried and tried to get help from family and friends for the $500 bond but no one wanted to help her.  That may have been what pushed her over the edge.  No one will ever know.

 

 

The Lounge Sandra Bland - suicide? Jul 25 2015
02:46 (UTC)
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There have been bunches of stories recently reporting how distraught this person was in jail...

this

this

go read some yourselves.. this person had real issues..

Now the legality of the stop... the arrest or whatever.. there is this thread in LI..

Yeah, it didn't seem that the cop was too nice, but the stop seems justified...

The Lounge Sandra Bland - suicide? Jul 25 2015
02:40 (UTC)
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Original Post by pavlovcat:

But why should she comply with unlawful requests?  He had no legal right to tell her to put out her cigarette.  He had no legal right to tell her to get out of the car without providing a reason. 

She was standing up for her legal rights and she ended up dead. 

If he had just issued the ticket, she would be at her new home, preparing to start her new job right now.  Not in a fracking morgue. 

Have you ever gotten a lit cigarette pushed into your face?... maybe he was being an asshat, maybe he didn't want to get burned by a distraught angry lady...

 

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