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    whitroth @ 344: And it *stops* in the middle! Ya bum, Can you see that as an elasmosaurus? It was the best I could find. I did hope it would have the complete "kill the wabbit!" This one seems to...
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    mdlve @ 322: No, the question didn't have caveats - the question was which was more important - winning or left wing purity. Maybe a bit of both and neither at the same time? What good is winning if you...
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    whitroth @ 313: Perhaps... but the real point is that this is FIFTEEN (or so) YEARS LATER. He's using it to attack Scarbourough (who I think accidentally killed that aide).... but for the Orange Scum, collateral damage is a nothingburger....
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    Charlie Stross @ 294: It kind of sucks to have my normal excuse for gratuitous tourism truncated (hey, I'm working -- why can't I take a couple of days vacation time afterwards?) but I guess this is the new normal....
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    gasdive @ 276: Re leaving the scene, the prosecution must prove all of the following: you were drivingthere was an accidentif there was damage or an injury, you failed to stop and exchange names and addresses. It fails on the...
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    whitroth @ 272: I was going to respond that my favorite, when I was around 12, was the baluchotherium... but a princess riding an elasmotherium... Sorry, I see someone in opera-style valkyrie clothes... it's a WABBIT.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJI_gygXsfs...
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    whitroth @ 270: Sorry, I'll take my old family practice (GP) in Chicago over any of your "primary care providers". Of, course, he started doctoring in the late eighties/early nineties, in the middle of the HIV epidemic Family care GP...
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    David L @ 255: Poison is not a good idea. Catch & release is good for raccoons, opossums & squirrels and catch, neuter & release does seem to work for cats too feral for rescue & adoption. But many of...
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    Further regarding that "innocent bystander" down in Australia locked up for not rendering assistance after an accident ... How big a douchebag do you have to be for your Mom to call up a radio station and publicly disown you?...
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    SFReader @ 219: Re: Rats - COVID-19 era How are the feral urban cats doing? Ditto raccoons esp. in Toronto*, NA's raccoon capital? Ditto mice, foxes, gulls, etc. Raccoons apparently eat dead rats, not sure whether feral cats do but...
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    grs1961 @ 218: [replied to this comment from gasdive@ 180:] There's a guy in Victoria, who by all accounts is unsavory, but he left the scene of an accident that destroyed his parked car, that he wasn't driving, and wasn't...
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    David L @ 188: Also for a few years now in the US there is something banks get to deal with called "Know Your Customer". In other words if you open an account and start running lots of money through...
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    _Moz_ @ 177: On a completely different topic, Our Rupert's minions are pushing the "Nazis were left wing" garbage right now for some reason. I guess because "nazis are bad" and to Rupert anything less capitalist than Reagan is the...
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    Heteromeles @ 170: It took most of 45 years for the Republican party to get so corrupted that they could be hijacked by Trump. Trump didn't hijack the Republican party. He's the logical heir to their corruption....
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    mdlve @ 169: Worse, while most of the world is seeing infections fall on the right side of the bell curve Sweden and the US aren't getting the fall on the other side. So the unecessary deaths are going to...
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    Barry @ 164: The people who are good at getting things done are handicapped, and IMHO would tend to top out in middle management. A lot of things would work better if they were able to climb even that high....
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    Apparently Neil Gaiman flew from New Zealand to Scotland (by way of Los Angeles International Airport) in order to "self isolate". https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-author-neil-gaiman-defends-11-000-mile-trip-from-new-zealand-to-skye-11989965...
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    Heteromeles @ 155: There's something about lying authoritarians which just doesn't work well with pandemic control. I don't get it. You'd think that, given how good they say they are at their jobs, they'd have everything under control, no problem....
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    Heteromeles @ 150: Yes, not for piling on, but my limited knowledge of Aspergers doesn't suggest someone who'd bullshit at the drop of a hat. Psychopath? here's a test for psychopathy, for what it's worth. There's been at least one...
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    SFReader @ 125: Re: '... bootstrap problem ... depression means there just isn't anywhere you have to go' I find that anything that can get me moving or laughing gets me over the inertia. Paul Simon's original cover is a...
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    tfb @ 122: But yes, if you have to go anywhere and riding your bike is the obvious option, that does seem to solve the bootstrap problem That's not quite the bootstrap problem. The bootstrap problem is that depression means...
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    feymary @ 110: Sorry Gasdive, but sending ambos away in Aus does not absolve you from the bill. And not only that in many states, they send the bill to creditcorp within a couple of months if you haven't paid...
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    blackanvil @ 96: Meanwhile, my VP of an investment bank brother has announced that he intends to visit my 80 year old mother with his wife and child in the next few weeks and wants to meet with me as...
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    _Moz_ @ 83: Moving to Australia the whole idea of "ambulance insurance" was bizarre to me, but here that's how it works. Ambulances are apparently owned and run by the government but on a fee for service basis. Ambulance Victoria...
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    David L @ 79: Which is why you wear one before setting foot out of the house, and it stays on until you return. Other people will do what you don't expect, and pop up in touching distance. When you...
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    tfb @ 51: I agree completely with this. If I can motivate myself to actually do anything at all when I'm seriously depressed, getting on my bike and riding is the single best thing I've discovered. The bootstrap problem is...
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    Bill Arnold @ 44: As an American, I am watching this higher-tech Wicker Man discussion with great interest; thank you. :-)In the US we have to be careful about such talk because MiBs (Secret Service, +) are known to visit...
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    Charlie Stross @ 43: I've got it! 1. Put all the Tories on the Moon. Nearside, for preference. 2. Douse the Moon in oxygen. 3. Set fire to the Moon Tories. (aka Lunatics.) Do it at night while the Moon...
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    Charlie Stross @ 40: Don't y'all at least get to go outside for exercise? Nope. We can in theory, but I live in an upper-floor apartment in the middle of a city. No garden, the nearest green space is half...
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    SFReader @ 1482: Re: 'Their [NuCor] environmental record is no worse than the others and better than some.' What really got me was their lawsuit against the EPA. I can accept that screw-ups happen, get found out and orgs get...
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