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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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    Heteromeles @ 14: Sounds like you're thinking that maybe the best course of action is to set up a traditional Wicker Man on Primrose Hill? Who would go in it, I wonder? If you made it big enough you could...
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    Graydon @ 6: We don't have a general social construct of incompetence by reason of deficiency of imagination, but we should. There's a certain personal history in which you've never been responsible for anything in the functional, operant sense that...
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    Charlie Stross @ 1: "Those rules we say you're to follow are for you, not us giant Boltzman Brain political advisors to the Hairpiece-in-Chief. Filthy proles! What do you think you're doing out and about, anyway? Get back to work!"...
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    _Moz_ @ 1468: Right now I am torn between dumping my spare cash into the sharemarket and dumping it into a granny flat shell. I should find a builder or two and have a chat I think, just to see...
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    whitroth @ 1442: I refer to them as drywall screws. They've a narrower shank, and *much* sharper threads, than traditional wood screws. Drywall screws are different from deck screws although they are similar in appearance. Drywall screws won't take as...
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    SFReader @ 1427: Re: 'NuCor showed up and kicked them in the teeth' Read the Wikipedia article and was thinking 'Hey! Nice job' until I got to their environmental record. Wonder which presidential candidate they're supporting this November. I think...
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    Robert Prior @ 1419: Why shouldn't they? If that's what the market wants, that's what the market gets. If the market doesn't want what you're selling, obviously the market is wrong and needs fixing. A few years ago the US...
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    Nojay @ 1413: I still haven't seen any evidence that "chlorinated chicken" is any less healthy than the E.U.'s NON-chlorinated chicken, It's why the US producers need to chickens (and other poultry) with chlorinated water to begin with that worries...
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