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And supposedly I have an inverted T wave. As long as I can put out a decent amount of physical & mental work, I don't care.

And bradycardia, but I personally think it means I'm in good physical shape. Not all med people agree with this, tho.

I get an EKG any time I go in a hospital so I infer that I am in a high risk group. I don't care.

When trans humanism gets here, our consciousnesses get downloaded into very large & immortal computers. Don't want it. :(
 

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Apparently my ISP in collusion with my computer OEM keeps moving my Google bookmark down on the list of favorites
& puts the OEM ads in its place.

So I bookmarked a popular site & put in a false obscene title with phonetically-spelled words in its place so a computer cannot flag these words.
It's a variation on my way of handling telemarketers.
Youtube is onto my way of avoiding ads on their videos so I have to constantly change strategies, as do they.

I'll probably get thrown off the Web for this
& then I will come down with the Havana Syndrome
& then our tap water will start to smell funny
& then . . .
 
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I heard a sound much like the whoooosh when my gas furnace in FL suffered a minor explosion and sooted up the house. I was startled then looked outside the sliding glass door noticing that the snow and icicle hang-down from my metal roof had given way and crashed. I had earlier noticed that it had a nice line every 16" corresponding to the raised seams of the panels.
 

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For a while I was taking pics at every stage, then decided "Nobody cares about this" and stopped taking them, intending instead to just show one pic of the raw slab and then another pic of the finished table. Besides, all the photos of the inbetween phases just look like...incomplete woodworking projects. People already know what that looks like. Lots of debris and clamps and tools lying around, a big mess.
 

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I'd be interested in the photos. LOL. I like to see the process. Might just be me though.
 

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I think with supply chain problems and the availability of farmers' and tailgate markets in my area that it's time to permit farmer to consumer milk sales. I have friends who have driven into the next state to purchase pet milk or to meet a truck from PA at an Interstate off-ramp to take delivery of raw milk. I emailed my state senator only to get a reply citing the regulation number that outlawed rw milk in 1983. I returned fire;

I wasn't looking for information, it was a complaint! We have too much government in our lives. The laws and regulations need to be relaxed. The dairy lobby does not need to rule our lives, It's ironic that I can buy narcotics on the street but cannot buy milk from a farmer. Since goats are easier to maintain I can easily circumvent the law and purchase all the goat milk I could ever use but I don't like or want goat milk I want Jersey milk. It seems that politicians want our votes but end up passing more laws rather than getting us relief from existing laws. Wake up before it's too late.​
 

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I'm waking up late. It's cold and there was drama last night-- or at least I heard about the drama. My friend's crazy gf (now ex) jumped on him, spit in his face, and threw her soda on him. He washed up and went to the store to get medicine. While he was out she was supposed to be home with the baby. But the baby called him from her phone and he checked gps on it to find she was somewhere else and he overheard her talking to a guy she cheated on him with in the past. She didn't know the call was on speakerphone and he started recording what she was saying-- lying to the guy and saying my friend beat her up and the guy saying she needed to go to the cops and report him for domestic violence. She hung up once she realized the baby had called, but my friend got enough. He went to the police and played the recording of her attacking him (he started recording her rages awhile back) and the recording of her side piece encouraging her to try to get him arrested. So, they know she's the aggressor and she might have been planning to lie. With the cops talking to him, he packed her stuff up and put it on the porch. He's not letting her take the baby though bc the guy she's with has mental problems and has deliberately overdosed on his medicines before. He's also sure the guy will lose interest once he has her- that its the thrill of getting something that's not his that has the guy wanting her so much.
Anyway, she's screwed up bigtime and hopefully my friend can move on.
 

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Was feeling so crappy yesterday I forgot to go out and put the Reflectix back up on the well shed so now the water inside the pump is frozen and I have to wait for it to thaw out. No working plugs in there anymore to plug in a heater.
The South is having worse weather now than we are in NW Ohio - southern Michigan...
Need to fix an outlet in the well shed... for a heater... before ice starts breaking expensive things...
 
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The South is having worse weather now than we are in NW Ohio - southern Michigan...
Need to fix an outlet in the well shed... for a heater... before ice starts breaking expensive things...
It's 51F in my part of NC today. Our snow is mostly gone, except where it was piled up or in constant shade.
 

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Yeah, my friend was going to help me with the outlets in the shed but he tested positive for Covid again. He's still sick. I grabbed him some medicine and groceries and left them on the porch swing for him.
 

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the baby called him from her phone
The baby knows how to unlock and use a smartphone to make a phone call??
So, they know she's the aggressor and she might have been planning to lie
I'm glad the cops are on his side but...how do they know she's lying? How do they know your friend didn't beat her up like she said? Even if she was there talking to them it'd be her word against his, wouldn't it?

I grabbed him some medicine and groceries
Haha in addition to town chauffeur it sounds like you're also the local Meals On Wheels!

Eddie, I got a postcard from my state rep over the holidays inviting me to get in touch. I usually would throw it out and forget about it but that evening I was in a writing mood so I sent a 5-paragraph email talking about one of the few political issues I actually have a strong and informed opinion on. Got a form letter back a week later but at the end of the form letter he included a one liner joke in response to the sarcastic closing salutation I'd used. So he (or a member of his staff) had read all the way to the bottom but declined to engage with any of the substance of what I wrote. He could have gotten a vote out of me (normally I don't even vote), and he squandered the opportunity! Why??
 

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Flyover, she doesn't lock her phone so all you have to do is swipe to access it and she apparently had something set up so she could call my friend with one touch. Baby used it. When she realized the baby had called she freaked out and hung up.

The ex has been arrested before for getting violent, my friend has had marks/bruises to show that she's hit him in the past and he's told them she's been violent and that she is mentally ill. She has never said anything to the cops about him being violent (which he is not). He also has her on film violently attacking him and losing her mind. Many of the cops know him and like him. His grandmother was related to the former chief of police and one of his uncles is a cop (in another town). So, that gives him an "in". They are much more likely to believe him over her.

I tried to go to bed at a decent time last night but started having arrhythmia. Couldn't get my heart to settle down enough. I eventually conked out but it's still acting up. It's really annoying.
 

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@zannej, the cops (if they are doing their jobs) come and make arrests/issue citations if they determine a law has or might have been broken. They don't weigh evidence, or decide what happened or who was at fault, though they may provide testimony later. Weighing evidence, deciding what happened, who's at fault, and what the outcome should be is the judge's job. But yeah if your friend knows the cops personally and they're aware of the history then I guess he has an edge anyway, even without the recording of his ex's phone call.

BTW, it looks like Louisiana has one-party consent for audio recording, meaning that either the person doing the recording or the person being recorded must give their consent for that recording to be admissable as evidence. Your friend's ex's lawyer might be able to get the recording thrown out because the call was placed accidentally, though your friend's lawyer might argue that the accidental placing of the call is irrelevant and that once the call was in progress the normal rules of one-party consent apply. I'm actually curious what a legal expert would say about this.
 

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The cops act like judges all the time here. If they like someone, that person can literally get away with murder (and that has happened here). His ex is too dumb to get a lawyer and couldn't afford one anyway. Even if she did, she would not be able to coherently explain her side to a lawyer.

I'm not sure if it will go to court or not. We'll have to see how things play out.

Right now I'm concentrating on trying to get feeling better. Still inexplicably exhausted. Managed to go to the post office and grab sweet feed for the cows.
 

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Yesterday I had to drive 3.5 hours one way to Laredo to get an interview for a trusted travel program. Glad to get it over with but COVID is wrecking havoc on every facet of getting stuff done quickly.
 

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I had to go to the VA Medical clinic today for an appointment, something I place much lower on the to do list than swimming with sharks or paragliding off a building in NYC.

They force people to wear masks, so I did, but mine didn't meet the "standard", so the Nurse said she would get me a cloth one to wear while I was there. Before I was able to express my feelings on said lunacy, the Man on a Typewriter in a thought cloud appeared and said...

"Do not say anything STOP. You are in Her House STOP. Put up with this futility for an hour and you will be done STOP. This is the Government you are visiting STOP. Even though this is a MEDICAL establishment, they don't know anything about how a virus spreads STOP. Even though the other part of the Government knows that only N95 masks work, the MEDICAL part of the Government has no clue STOP. Do NOT engage, I repeat, safety on, do NOT engage STOP.

I had no angst toward her of course, she was just doing her job, but a cloth mask is as effective as a Bandana that some people around here wore at the start of Covid.
 

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Yesterday I had to drive 3.5 hours one way to Laredo to get an interview for a trusted travel program. Glad to get it over with but COVID is wrecking havoc on every facet of getting stuff done quickly.
Why didn't you just take the company jet? It should be clean, I flushed the toilet and filled both fuel tanks (just water cuz I can't afford jet fuel) but they are full now!
 

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Why didn't you just take the company jet? It should be clean, I flushed the toilet and filled both fuel tanks (just water cuz I can't afford jet fuel) but they are full now!
I just want to come clean. I don't have a jet. I don't have a yacht. I've been lying all these years and it feels so good to come clean. I do have a helicopter and a hot air balloon but sadly, no jet, no yacht.
 

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I just want to come clean. I don't have a jet. I don't have a yacht. I've been lying all these years and it feels so good to come clean. I do have a helicopter and a hot air balloon but sadly, no jet, no yacht.
Well...whose Lear Jet have we been hijacking then? Havasu is the one that did it!
 
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