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The Lounge Boston Marathon Bomber's Sentence Apr 26 2015
13:05 (UTC)
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So news is that six members of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have been staying at the Hampton Inn in Revere and they were just moved.  They were brought to the US to testify during the penalty phase, they were put up at that hotel, and provided with security.  This is costing a small fortune. 

The Lounge No man is worth the aggravation. That's ancient history, been there, done CHAT! Apr 24 2015
17:50 (UTC)
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Estimate on our driveway is  $1200 to $1500.  So it is not as bad as we had feared, but there goes our tax refund.

and ... Dh called our tractor guy to say thanks for the referral, tractor guy seems interested in our home.

He has been here, he is familiar with the gas/oil rights thing.... hmmmmmmmmm.

*whispers*  I dug out St. Joseph, cleaned him up and set him to look at the house for a while.  I explained the problem with the last buyer and asked him to have another go at it..

Oh, driveway guy won't be able to come for 10 days...

but the best news of all is that my DSL is back up to speed so we can use Roku for Netflix etc...

I need two blue drinks.. we are starting early....

 

 

The Lounge No man is worth the aggravation. That's ancient history, been there, done CHAT! Apr 24 2015
14:24 (UTC)
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Dh lost the brakes on our truck, while he was driving down to look at the giant hole.  He managed not to drive off the embankment, but now the truck is useless.

We have AAA and towing is covered, but no tow truck can get up our driveway with a giant hole in it..  :(

This is only day 2.

and it was snowing this morning.

 

 

 

The Lounge No man is worth the aggravation. That's ancient history, been there, done CHAT! Apr 24 2015
13:53 (UTC)
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Morning all,

Dh is down looking at the giant hole in our driveway... 

I used a knitting needle once.  I wrapped it in electrical tape to make a fake antenna for a fake security camera.  Worked pretty well, for a fake.

 

 

The Lounge Will You Be a Lousy Scab, Or Will You Be a Man? What CHAT Are You On? What CHAT Are You On? Apr 23 2015
22:29 (UTC)
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Original Post by purespark:

That sucks, Wicky.  :(

The really suckable part is that if the hole gets bigger we won't be able to drive out.  Dh wants to park our car down at the bottom, just in case.

 

 

The Lounge Will You Be a Lousy Scab, Or Will You Be a Man? What CHAT Are You On? What CHAT Are You On? Apr 23 2015
22:28 (UTC)
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On a happier note: Dh went out to the garage to start up the truck, the tractor, the lawnmower and our quad.  Everything started except the quad... he tried and tried but it just wouldn't turn over.  He let it stand, in case it was flooded and tried again. 

Feeling all mechanical, I went out and opened up the air filter intake thing and sprayed it with carburetor cleaner..... shazaam!!  Running like a top..   :)

One less problem...  I think I missed my calling.

The Lounge Will You Be a Lousy Scab, Or Will You Be a Man? What CHAT Are You On? What CHAT Are You On? Apr 23 2015
22:17 (UTC)
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Original Post by deborahamorgan:

Yikes Wicky, you need to get his house sold soon.

We are near the point of dumping it.  There is a man coming tomorrow to look at the culvert job.  We are thinking somewhere around $2000...

and I wanted to buy a new tablet.. :(

The Lounge Will You Be a Lousy Scab, Or Will You Be a Man? What CHAT Are You On? What CHAT Are You On? Apr 23 2015
21:52 (UTC)
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*waves from PA*

Dh and I drove into town for some groceries.  On the way down our driveway we noticed a sinkhole, right in the middle.  A culvert must have collapsed and our driveway is just washing away.  This will involve a full blown excavation for a new culvert.

This makes the problem with the water pump pretty trivial.

*sighs*

 

The Lounge Will You Be a Lousy Scab, Or Will You Be a Man? What CHAT Are You On? What CHAT Are You On? Apr 23 2015
15:02 (UTC)
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Original Post by deborahamorgan:

Original Post by amwick:

The plumber just came back with another water pump.  We had a new one installed just about a year ago.  :(   

 

Sounds expensive :(

They said that the pump was under warranty.. but the plumber is $80 an hour..

This year the frig did not break, so that is a plus...  

Annnnnnndd my friend John the phone guy called and said that Frontier never gave him a work order to turn on the service.  So that was a simple fix.

Now we just have to wait for some hot water... *crosses fingers*

The Lounge Will You Be a Lousy Scab, Or Will You Be a Man? What CHAT Are You On? What CHAT Are You On? Apr 23 2015
13:56 (UTC)
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The plumber just came back with another water pump.  We had a new one installed just about a year ago.  :(   

 

The Lounge Will You Be a Lousy Scab, Or Will You Be a Man? What CHAT Are You On? What CHAT Are You On? Apr 23 2015
13:05 (UTC)
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The plumber is here, we may have water today... still no phone.. which is strange since the DSL is working..  :/

annnnnnnnnnnd   it is snowing.  *sighs*

 

The Lounge Will You Be a Lousy Scab, Or Will You Be a Man? What CHAT Are You On? What CHAT Are You On? Apr 23 2015
13:03 (UTC)
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Original Post by nebi-hime:

Adorable, pavvy!

Anyone ever tried the whole chalkboard paint thing?

*raises hand*  I did,, but for the life of me I can't remember where or when..or even why...

Morning all.

The Lounge Favorite quotes Apr 23 2015
11:37 (UTC)
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The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” —Mark Twain

The Lounge I can eat my dinner in a fancy restaurant, but nothing, I said nothing can take away this Chat Apr 22 2015
23:42 (UTC)
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*waves from PA*  Well, at least my DSL is working, not the phone and not the water:(

Things will be better tomorrow. *crosses fingers*

 

The Lounge Boston Marathon Bomber's Sentence Apr 17 2015
18:11 (UTC)
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Original Post by santonacci:

Original Post by amwick:

Original Post by santonacci:

 

Well, my question was not really directed at you, but Borked's assertion that the death penalty can provide an incentive in getting a criminal to a place of redemption, so therefore a society which uses the death penalty still believes in redemption. 

I asked about time because saying "Sure, I believe in human redemption, but not if it's going to take too long or cost me money" implies to me that we really don't. 

Well, I did say way back that it was too slow,, but besides that any notion of redemption is meaningless (to me)  for a culture that rewards martyrdom.. Unless you are talking about green stamps, and not a human soul. 

I was discussing our culture, not theirs.

I was discussing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.   Anyway Martin Richard's family made a very convincing argument for a life sentence.

The Lounge Pretty woman I don't believe you, you're not the truth No one could Chat as good as you, mercy Apr 17 2015
13:24 (UTC)
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Original Post by pavlovcat:

Are you leaving today?

No, we still have a couple days, but Dh likes to be ready ahead of time... THe weather has been so bad I have been going around organizing drawers and closets...

 

The Lounge Boston Marathon Bomber's Sentence Apr 17 2015
13:13 (UTC)
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Original Post by santonacci:

 

Well, my question was not really directed at you, but Borked's assertion that the death penalty can provide an incentive in getting a criminal to a place of redemption, so therefore a society which uses the death penalty still believes in redemption. 

I asked about time because saying "Sure, I believe in human redemption, but not if it's going to take too long or cost me money" implies to me that we really don't. 

Well, I did say way back that it was too slow,, but besides that any notion of redemption is meaningless (to me)  for a culture that rewards martyrdom.. Unless you are talking about green stamps, and not a human soul.

 

The Lounge Pretty woman I don't believe you, you're not the truth No one could Chat as good as you, mercy Apr 17 2015
13:07 (UTC)
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Morning all,

I just did an online address change. *sighs*  Now we are starting to pack the car.

and... this is the 6th day in a row that is rainy and gloomy..... but at least it is warmish..

 

The Lounge Boston Marathon Bomber's Sentence Apr 16 2015
18:46 (UTC)
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Original Post by gotborked:

 

I don't know, but I would guess for redemption purposes, just having a date certain on the calendar would be more important than the length of time before it comes. Depending on motivation, humans are capable of accomplishing much with little time and little with much time.

But aren't you kinda looking at this from a more or less Christian perspective?  Nothing wrong with that, but don't Muslims want those 72 virgins?   

The Lounge Boston Marathon Bomber's Sentence Apr 16 2015
18:42 (UTC)
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Original Post by santonacci:

 

ETA:  Earlier in this thread there was a post indicating the problem with the death penalty is that it's too slow.  If we go by that standard, death row inmates are just SOL, right?

Well, so what?   It takes too long and it costs too much.   Compassionate people may say that it is cruel to keep someone under the death row conditions for so long.  A federal death row sentence is much, much quicker. 

 

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