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At least for the US banks, this fine is a tax write off.
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Looking like an El Nino year here; it's raining every day, often quite hard.  I may end up having to mow the lawn with a scythe 'cause it never dries out enough to use the lawn mower.....

Could be worse.



Yeah, at least I live on a hill, so the water flows by instead of puddling.
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The Lounge / Re: Elderly Idaho BASE jumper dies after parachute set on fire
« Last post by Warmfeet on May 21, 2015, 12:26:45 AM »
Post Toasties.  Imagine the funeral services.

Do not try this at home or anywhere else.  Really bad idea.

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The size of a rabbit relatively?  Yikes.  A feral rabbit, these are no bunnies. 

On a good note, there was a swarm in the neighborhood for the first time in years.  It was in a neighbor's backyard and did not stick around long.  I told him he should have told me immediately so I could try to catch it. 

I am reading Sue Hubbell who says fall is a good time to acquire bees for sale, though risky, due to winter.   She was writing in 1988, so I wonder what she is thinking these days if she is still alive.
I still see wild bees around, but I do want my own hive again.  I am just too busy right now to deal.  Don't even have chickens at the moment to help control garden pests.

No ordinary bunnies, certainly.  If you encounter one of these, run away.  It will do much more than just nibble your bum.

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Looking like an El Nino year here; it's raining every day, often quite hard.  I may end up having to mow the lawn with a scythe 'cause it never dries out enough to use the lawn mower.....

Could be worse.

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An EXXON VIP in Texas slam-vetoed a fracking well proposal for a well to be situated near his home. It's noteworthy that his annual bonus exceeds the combined wealth of the entire human collective in all of those towns anyways. Yep , , , you just have to contemplate the artificial hierarchy in play.

It's the golden rule.   ;)  Those with the gold make the rules.  It's what civilization is all about.

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Steal trillions and suffer billions as a business expense. It works well, but their high-minded notion of efficiency will motivate the bankster guild to cut down those pesky business expense line items by socializing them.

Yes, I am afraid I know what you mean by socializing them.  They will not be the ones to suffer.   :(
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I said I would never post here again - I was wrong:

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Disgruntled A&E SHO

I saw your daughter in resus today. You knew she was sick.

I asked you how long she'd had seizures for. You said today was her first.

I asked you if she'd had a fever, rashes, pain. You described to me the symptoms of measles.

I intubated your daughter in resus today. You said you wanted to stay, you said you wanted me to talk through what I was doing.

I showed you how we intubate a child today, how we give the drugs, insert a tube in her throat, thread a large tube into her neck and another into her artery, and another into her bladder. You said that you never realised measles could do this.

I transferred your daughter to the PICU today. You told me how she loved to paint and to make perfume from flowers, at the cost of your perfume which she used to make it smell better. You told me that she was the first in her class to read, that she could write her full name and address and knew all of the words to Frozen.

I watched your daughter seize again today. I explained that this wasn't a good sign. You told me the paediatricians had said the same. You told me that she had been having drugs through her central line, and fluids and her urine output was good.

I watched your daughter pick up a spoon today. It's been a month since I saw you last. You told me that she has progressed so much in the past three weeks. You told me she now recognised your faces when you come into the room and can make a sound that you recognise means she wants her teddy.

I saw you in the corridor today. Another month has passed. You told me that your daughter can now crawl and is just about able to say mummy and daddy.

I saw you in the coffee shop today, another month or so has passed. Your daughter had another seizure. You asked me whether you had caused this by not vaccinating her. I told you that I didn't know.

I lied to you in the coffee shop today. You asked me a question and all of the current evidence says yes, your daughter has the complications of encephalitis because you didn't vaccinate her.

I couldn't do that to you. You did what you thought was best based on the information that you had at the time. You are not scientists, you are not doctors. You are parents and you were understandably worried.

I asked if there was anything I could do for you. You asked if I could please tell people to vaccinate their kids.

I said I would try.

Trying is all anyone can do, ultimately.  Keep trying.
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Steal trillions and suffer billions as a business expense. It works well, but their high-minded notion of efficiency will motivate the bankster guild to cut down those pesky business expense line items by socializing them.
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An EXXON VIP in Texas slam-vetoed a fracking well proposal for a well to be situated near his home. It's noteworthy that his annual bonus exceeds the combined wealth of the entire human collective in all of those towns anyways. Yep , , , you just have to contemplate the artificial hierarchy in play.
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