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Haboob.

 :lulz: :lulz: :lulz:

It's a massive wall of sand and wind. Lawrence of Arabia caliber shit.

That was up North, and it's not quite accurate.  A haboob is when the wind blows directly DOWN, throwing a gigantic pile of the planet and a whole bunch of Coyote shit about a mile straight up.  Then it, you know, comes down.

And when it runs into a rainstorm, as often happens, you get a mud storm.  Driving through them is fun; it's like trying to drive while a hundred people throw Taco Bell refried beans on your windshield every 3 seconds or so.

Down here, we just had sideways rain, and 310 lightning strikes in an hour.  Not quite a record.

I can't imagine why more people don't move there just for the atmospheric theatrics. I am glad you are safe and didn't get hit by lightening. Unless you wanted to, then I'm sorry you didn't.

I can't imagine why, when thinking about pounds of sanded coyote shit flinging itself at my windshield, my first thought was NOT "oh, I gotta go THERE."

The best part is that a haboob is not an instantaneous event.  It's more like someone aimed a sandblaster into a sandbox.  It lasts however long it lasts.

I think I was in one, once. Around 1994. It sucked, because we couldn't DRIVE.

Sure you can.  Only lesser wimps need to SEE to DRIVE.

In other news, I spent all day in the hospital with my father, who woke up this morning and then forgot how to read, write, speak, or see anything to his right.  By the time I got to his house, he had speech back, and didn't want to go to the hospital because he felt fine.

I pointed out that the part of him making the decision was the part that was in question, so he went.

By the time they'd CT'd him and were getting him ready for the MRI, he had regained all of his faculties, including his judgement (and was glad my mother and I made him go in). 

The good news is, this wasn't a stroke, it was something called a "TIA" which is sort of like a warning shot.  He'll be in the hospital at least one more day. 

Bullet dodged.

Yikes!  Glad to hear it wasn't as bad as it could have been, and glad you and your mom talked him into going in.  That's scary shit.

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Apple Talk / Re: Hamish Howl's 4th of July GO FUCK YOURSELF speech.
« on: July 05, 2014, 01:47:54 pm »
You've not really lived until you've had death threats from the local rotary club.

5 Stars, I've only just caught on to the eminent domain stuff and that's stunningly fucked up. Makes the compulsory purchase regs here look fair.

I used to live in New London, CT.  Every word of that is true. 

Hey, Roger?  Did you know that, after that shit went straight to the Supreme Court, nine years later, they STILL haven't done shit with the property Pfizer took?

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/03/20/seized-property-sits-vacant-nine-years-after-landmark-eminent-domain-case/

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Haboob.

 :lulz: :lulz: :lulz:

It's a massive wall of sand and wind. Lawrence of Arabia caliber shit.

That was up North, and it's not quite accurate.  A haboob is when the wind blows directly DOWN, throwing a gigantic pile of the planet and a whole bunch of Coyote shit about a mile straight up.  Then it, you know, comes down.

And when it runs into a rainstorm, as often happens, you get a mud storm.  Driving through them is fun; it's like trying to drive while a hundred people throw Taco Bell refried beans on your windshield every 3 seconds or so.

Down here, we just had sideways rain, and 310 lightning strikes in an hour.  Not quite a record.

I can't imagine why more people don't move there just for the atmospheric theatrics. I am glad you are safe and didn't get hit by lightening. Unless you wanted to, then I'm sorry you didn't.

I can't imagine why, when thinking about pounds of sanded coyote shit flinging itself at my windshield, my first thought was NOT "oh, I gotta go THERE."

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What the everloving fuck...

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Supreme Court has stated that decision includes all birth control.

Religious groups already asking for exemptions which allow them to discriminate against LGBT people.

Yeah, this is going to go well.

But...but...but...FREEDOMS.

:dream:

You don't get freedoms.  On the plus side, you're a Navywife, which gives you status, as soon as you're pregnant, barefoot, and in the kitchen making a sammich.

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Foster kid is stealing from housemates, staying up all night drunk, leaving my studio door open, and generally being a liability. I am about at the end of my rope and considering sending her on her way, which sucks.

Is this Surprise!Daughter or someone else?

Surprise Daughter. It's a clusterfuck. :(

I am sorry this is the case. :( That is super shitty.

Sorry, Nigel, that sucks a lot.

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Apple Talk / Re: Limited Inge thread: only while stocks last
« on: July 04, 2014, 01:05:02 am »
I know where she is.  Inge has embraced Wicca.  Or Wicca.com, to be more precise.

I'll bet they love her.

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Supreme Court has stated that decision includes all birth control.

Religious groups already asking for exemptions which allow them to discriminate against LGBT people.

Yeah, this is going to go well.

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Apple Talk / Re: tell me about your sex life
« on: July 02, 2014, 11:32:26 pm »
The past fling I remember most fondly is the guy who taught me that laughing during sex can be a lot of fun.

However, I also learned with him that a case of the giggles on a steep roof is not always a good thing.  Also, shingles suck.

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Apple Talk / Re: My Girl Friday
« on: July 02, 2014, 10:55:48 pm »
Excuse me.  I'm going to go shut myself in the clos...  Um, no, not the closet, shit.

Hide under the bed?  There's nothing under there, right?

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CPD, Better late than never, I guess? That sounded a lot more compassionate in my head.

It's cool. My own mistake.

It happens.  Sometimes it happens way too slow.

Hugs.

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At least 26 states have laws requiring insurers that cover prescription drugs also provide coverage for any Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved contraceptive.  These states include: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin. An additional two states—Michigan and Montana—require insurance coverage of contraceptives as a result of administrative ruling or an Attorney General opinion. Two states—Texas and Virginia—require that employers be offered the option to include coverage of contraceptives within their health plans. Twenty-one states offer exemptions from contraceptive coverage, usually for religious reasons, for insurers or employers in their policies: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (administrative rule), Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas and West Virginia. (These states are indicated with an * in the table below.) Several states require employers to notify employees of their refusal to provide contraceptive coverage.

http://www.ncsl.org/research/health/insurance-coverage-for-contraception-state-laws.aspx

States have already been wrangling with this for awhile, now.  Given that I know for certain that Hobby Lobby has a store in Massachusetts, and likely have locations in other states which do require they cover any FDA approved contraceptive, they will likely have to have multiple plans, one which DOES cover birth control, and one which doesn't.  This will likely increase their costs.

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Apple Talk / Re: My Girl Friday
« on: June 30, 2014, 11:29:19 pm »
I think I want to have Friday's baby.

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HAY PAES TOMORROW WHEN YOU RUN YOUR WEEKLY SANITY CHECK ON THE PAY, PLEASE BE AWARE THAT EVERYONE IS GETTING AN EXTRA MILLION DOLLARS OR SO.

Okay, I can exclude that from the sanity/exception check, how much tax are they paying on each? Also, I think we agreed the last five times you gave me no notice of this that I need a few days to retune the reports I use to make these checks?

IDK HOW MUCH TAX IT WILL BE FIGURED OUT ON THE FLY. IT IS VERY MESSY.

Right, but if I exclude those payments and don't exclude the associated tax, each person just has giant negative next to their name which we cannot justify and the sanity check fails in the other direction.

YEAH K FIX IT FOR TOMORROW.

Did they ask you to calculate it for doing taxes in multiple ways so they can decide which to use?  For every person, individually, so they can tell them what to expect?  That's my FAVORITE.

YESSSSSSS THAT IS WHAT I AM DOING RIGHT NOW.

Of course they did.

If it's not "OHFUCK, we need all this shit YESTERDAY, nevermind that you have to write the reports from scratch, and, oh yeah, the internet is going up and down faster than Ron Jeremy's 'nads, and, yeah, we knew we'd need this last month, but you can pull it out of your ass before my meeting in an hour, right?" it's, "What the hell do you DO all week, anyway?  I mean, you just write checks on Fridays, right?"

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