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I'm just a geek with attitude.
Interests: animals, science, computing systems, politics
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Ouch, Ian. To be fair, our copays dropped a bit, though quite honestly, I wouldn't mind the higher copay; I object to the more than doubling of the premium. It would be entertaining to see the White House flooded with millions of invoices....
Toggle Commented yesterday on Surprise, Oregonians! at MaxRedline
Pretty impressive, isn't she? She was on the news this evening, after a television crew discovered one of her cops sleeping in a squad car. She runs a tight ship, that one.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Another Loss For Lanier at MaxRedline
That's why I brought in the "shadow jobs" concept. But it must be admitted: NAFTA took away a lot of good jobs; I installed compressors on the Maytag lines during summer break from Knox College in Galesburg - between that money and the scholarship, I left only $2k in debt.
Toggle Commented yesterday on City Of Abandoned Factories at MaxRedline
It's been too late for a few years now. And unfortunately, the establishment Republican'ts are just fine with it.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Surprise, Oregonians! at MaxRedline
I'm pretty sure that somebody has. They just don't happen to be Democratics.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Perfect! at MaxRedline
Metro has a very large IT staff; all records are digitized. What they're doing is called stonewalling.
Toggle Commented yesterday on "Tusk, But Verify" at MaxRedline
I was thinking of that very scenario, myself. These programs are set up to discourage two-parent families and encourage irresponsible behavior.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Perfect! at MaxRedline
Precisely. They've spent years pushing amnesty for illegals; now they oppose a trade agreement that will have much the same impact upon American workers.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Dick's Ticked At Oregon Dems at MaxRedline
Results take a distant back seat to the smug feeling of having done something, no matter how silly.
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Irony In Seattle at MaxRedline
Those Kims are such cards! It's gonna be awfully hard to grow rice with drip-irrigation....
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on No Lobster!? at MaxRedline
I've heard of similar events, just not recently as this one is. I like your idea of fixing the drains, though have some reservations about the pyrotechnics. On the other hand, they could borrow my daughter - she can plug up drains like you wouldn't believe!
Ha! Good name for the line. Actually, I was reading quite some time ago where a European brewery was drilling a tunnel for an underground line (and under a river as well) to deliver beer to their bottling operation because trucking the stuff over there was a massive pain. Why not sour cream?
To say nothing of the bricks-and-mortar stores, with their rewards cards, cellphone-tracking systems, etc.
Well, yes, but they were supposed to be raising freshwater lobster as well (known to the rest of us as crayfish, crawfish, or crawdads). Many here in the Northwest rivers are bright orange or red, but elsewhere are grayish in color. In Best Korea, since they can't import Maine lobsters, they go with crawdads. The failure to produce crawdads has evidently enraged Li'l Kim.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on No Lobster!? at MaxRedline
I find the Cuban lung cancer vaccine of interest, but little else there. As I have friends who live in rural Alaska, the hydroponic farming operations seem like a good thing.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Alaskan Produce at MaxRedline
I tend to agree, ZZ - and your initial example seems somewhat closer to the Fresno situation. The jumper scenario would have ended in death anyway. Years ago, when people advocated working one-on-one with bull Asian elephants, my response was that doing that is sort of like jumping off a 40-story building, and as you pass each floor, thinking "so far, so good".
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Murder Most Foul? at MaxRedline
Ha! Evidently, plutonium is.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Thanks, Obama! at MaxRedline
I think the answer's pretty straightforward: too many "administrators".
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on Oregon: Dead Last at MaxRedline
I read last week that a bunch of them are being located into Anchorage, which kind of raised my eyebrows.
I'm not sure I could afford the ink it'd take to print that list out. You have to admit: the Democratics at Metro went to the Democratics in Salem and got them to pass a bill that allows Metro to issue bonds for the hotel without a public vote - that's pretty slick!
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on PERSquake at MaxRedline
And that'll continue until Barry's gone.
She just seems really upset that the attitude of Portland Democratics (my way or no way) ran smack into a brick wall. Clark County residents didn't want light rail, and they learned from the ill-fated Clackistani rebellion: you need to get out ahead of things, or Portland Democratics will ram it right down your throat. Tina's still mad because they didn't get their way. But their demand was fulfilled: my way or no way. Washington chose the latter.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on CRC Rekindling at MaxRedline
That's why I wondered what the actual issue is, here, TD: If he pointed the gun at Silva and fired, and killed him, that's murder. But if he's shooting through a "security door" with the intention of terrifying Silva, is that murder, manslaughter, attempted murder? Much as I detest scumbags, it doesn't seem as though murder is appropriate charge if victim died of exsanguination due to transfusion refusal on religious grounds.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Murder Most Foul? at MaxRedline
I didn't much care for Teddy's politics and general inaction, but I did respect the fact that he made a point of attending every military sendoff, homecoming, and even the sad occasions of burials. I suspect that Knopp would have attended, regardless - and that Kate simply made him her emissary out of political expedience.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Welcome Home! at MaxRedline
My personal view is that if you point a gun at somebody and pull the trigger, the intent to kill is there. However, Quevedo shot through a "security door", so it's possible that he didn't realize that Silva was behind it. He may, as is often the case with the gang-bangers around here, have simply intended to shoot the place up and scare the begerbils out of Silva. Is it murder, manslaughter, or something else?
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on Murder Most Foul? at MaxRedline