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  1. Thread: Stimulus package

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    1:30 pm EDT: It passed, despite Rep. Massie's...

    1:30 pm EDT: It passed, despite Rep. Massie's request for quorum, because the house got its act together and got enough people back to provide a vote on the floor. Thank you to our congresspeople...
  2. Thread: Stimulus package

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    Do you understand what's currently going on? ...

    Do you understand what's currently going on? Every time I tune into the live senate floor coverage there's just another senator standing up reiterating their own story to a mostly empty room, like...
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    I really don't get it about the masks. I've done...

    I really don't get it about the masks. I've done plenty of woodworking and garden digging. A mask that's not airtight just means the dirty air goes in around the sides. In addition, I thought...
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    As far as I can tell this hasn't passed yet? ...

    As far as I can tell this hasn't passed yet? 12:05 p.m. Majority Leader McConnell spoke on the agreement on the third Coronavirus supplemental. He then achieved unanimous consent that the...
  5. Thread: Imagine by Lennon

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    Seriously what the ^&!*# was THAT? ... and to be...

    Seriously what the ^&!*# was THAT? ... and to be completely shallow about it, anyone who looks like that naked at age 60 hasn't had much truck with the great equalizer.
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    As I was driving, some finance company came on...

    As I was driving, some finance company came on talking about how they can help with the hard end-of-life conversations. Either grisly bad timing, or just extremely bad taste.
  7. Thread: Stimulus package

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    Yes, that would help tremendously! Or maybe they...

    Yes, that would help tremendously! Or maybe they could all go hang out in the "packed churches" with Trump on Easter Sunday.
  8. Thread: Stimulus package

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    I spent the morning half-listening to the...

    I spent the morning half-listening to the goings-on on the senate floor. Worse than Oscar nite. It appeared that every one of the senators present felt a need to get up and hold forth. At this...
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    Ugh, so sorry to hear this. I had a miserable...

    Ugh, so sorry to hear this. I had a miserable herniated disc a few years ago and it did eventually resolve. I would agree with Gardnr about attempting stretches, and add that gently moving yourself...
  10. Thread: Oh %^&*(). !!!

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    I'm taking it in today, assuming my repair shop...

    I'm taking it in today, assuming my repair shop is open. It's possible that crashing the bios was the best case scenario, I don't think this was a legit update either although as I've said, I would...
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    Watching Dexter. Somehow this has been on my...

    Watching Dexter. Somehow this has been on my list forever and I've never seen it, there are so many episodes and so far, shivery delicious.
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    Yes and yes and yes there are so many things that...

    Yes and yes and yes there are so many things that could be made new and improved! I'm starting with the garden.
  13. Thread: Oh %^&*(). !!!

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    Thank you for being That Guy! I'd rather think I...

    Thank you for being That Guy! I'd rather think I messed up a legitimate update than my data was targeted. I keep things encrypted but this is seriously not the time for an id or bank theft. I'll...
  14. Thread: Stimulus package

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    And why on earth does he keep mentioning cruise...

    And why on earth does he keep mentioning cruise lines? Most of them aren't even registered in the US, let alone essential to anyone.
  15. Thread: Oh %^&*(). !!!

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    Thanks Alan. Hubs looked over and said "why is...

    Thanks Alan. Hubs looked over and said "why is your computer flashing?", I came out and saw the bios updating and held the off button til it shut down. I've never been able to create an os disk...
  16. Thread: Oh %^&*(). !!!

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    Thank you, Gardnr. I feel like this was a virus...

    Thank you, Gardnr. I feel like this was a virus as I've never seen a flashing bios as part of a legitimate update, but maybe the computer was just running an update and I interrupted it? Does it...
  17. Thread: Stimulus package

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    ANM, yeah. Let's use ordinary people's...

    ANM, yeah. Let's use ordinary people's desperation as a bargaining chip in getting more for Big in the long run. charming as a dead squirrel in a gutter.
  18. Thread: Oh %^&*(). !!!

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    Oh %^&*(). !!!

    So I look up from making dinner to see my laptop flashing blue and updating its bios, unasked by me. I managed to get it shut off but, no surprise, now it won't come back to life. Any suggestions...
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    It's nice that being a hermit is suddenly a...

    It's nice that being a hermit is suddenly a virtuous activity and not evidence of sociopathy, isn't it? :~)
  20. Thread: Stimulus package

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    :idea:

    :idea:
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    Yes. I'm fine with laying it equally on both...

    Yes. I'm fine with laying it equally on both sides, this is getting ridiculous.
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    I like the costco sardines - boneless. Must...

    I like the costco sardines - boneless. Must agree I don't like those crunchy little spinal bones at all! I like them on ry krisp too. So far I haven't found food hardship, in a way I prefer having...
  23. Thread: Stimulus package

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    No, it obviously isn't. I feel like the dems...

    No, it obviously isn't. I feel like the dems were being set up with this premature cloture vote, but I'm also I'm angry that the party decided on a tit-for-tat padding strategy that was clearly...
  24. Thread: Stimulus package

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    In what way is it a bipartisan bill when one side...

    In what way is it a bipartisan bill when one side is kicked out of the room and the other side allowed to craft the bill, when we know the two sides weren't going to agree unless they both got a say?...
  25. Thread: Stimulus package

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    Stimulus package

    Anyone want to talk about what's going on? I'm frustrated with the Reps for creating a partisan bill, then pushing a cloture vote they knew would fail, and then spending the next umpty ump hours...
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