posted: Jan 23rd, 2018 11:52am
"Retired_Engineer Yes, I know for a fact that non-essential workers always get paid after the shutdown is over. This issue affects many members of my family on a very close level. I have been seeing this for at least 40 years. I have the husband who is essential. He goes to work during the shutdown and does not get paid till the shutdown is over and I have the auntie who is non-essential who does not go to work during the shutdown but also gets paid when it is over. In all reality, she gets a p..."
posted: Jan 22nd, 2018 9:40pm
"Well it would still be a few months off And not 100% sure I can stand being around the wife 24X7
When I retired, my wife was working as a teacher and school nurse at a PreK an K school. She decided to work for a few more years after I retired. I really enjoyed those years....then she stopped working.
She, like most women, can talk your ear off. When she worked, she got most of it out of her system while at work. Now, I'm her primary target. Her old teacher friends meet..."
posted: Jan 22nd, 2018 9:23pm
"When we lived in LaPlace, one of our neighbors worked shift work so he had several days off at a time. He had a boat and would go shrimping. Once he filled his freezer, he would sell shrimp to his neighbors. We paid $1/pound but they were not sorted by size. Can't get any fresher than right off the boat!
@beastmode: Is the shrimp special every day of just a certain day of the week? If so, which day?..."
posted: Jan 22nd, 2018 9:04pm
"Retired_Engineer Why, so essential workers can go to work each day and not get paid till it's over while non-essential workers can have a two-month vacation and still get paid when all is said and done? Just does not seem right to me. The people who matter get screwed and the ones who don't get a vacation.
Do you KNOW that non-essential people are getting paid for their time off. If so, that's an issue. During the 2013 shut down, both essential and non-essentia..."
posted: Jan 22nd, 2018 3:55pm
"Then there is the case of a guy with a trunk-load of fireworks that got set off.
https: //www.youtube.com/watch?t ime_continue=53&v=Z6Crtc_ m0Ic
https:/ /www.youtube.com/watch?ti me_continue=53&v=Z6Crtc_m 0Ic..."
posted: Jan 22nd, 2018 3:11pm
"Judge says ‘God’ told him to sway jurors
By Claire Ballor THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS
A Comal County judge said divine intervention caused him to try to sway jurors during deliberations in a sex trafficking trial last week.
Judge Jack Robison said it was God who told him to try to get jurors to return a not-guilty verdict for a Buda woman who was accused of trafficking her teenage niece, according to the Herald-Zeitung.
“Whe n God tells me I gotta do something, I gotta do it,” he said to the..."
posted: Jan 22nd, 2018 2:59pm
"When we were dating, my (later) wife loved Barry Manilow and Barry White. She thought they (especially White) were very sexy. I bought every record either had made, and now we're married!
Yes, records.... as in vinyl...."
posted: Jan 22nd, 2018 2:49pm
"I can't imagine that the FBI and DOJ don't know. They knew what O and Hilary were doing. They have to know about what Trump is doing. Trump must be doing what is right, or we would hear about how Russia made him change his servers to help them. LOL
I used to have faith in the FBI and the DOJ, but over the past decade or so, they've just become another political tool...."
posted: Jan 22nd, 2018 2:36pm
"ET Mine too ET- their billing dept must’ve had people who flunked basic math- I got tired of dealing with it and stopped my subscription
I'm just one more incident from canceling my subscription. Their billing dept keeps charging me earlier and earlier, plus they charge me for "special" inserts/magazines they put in the paper. The last time I called (about two weeks ago), I was supposed to get a refund. I haven't gotten it yet, so I'm waiting to see if they refund it o..."
posted: Jan 22nd, 2018 2:32pm
"Our Tablets have the capability to use Alexa, but I don't use it. I don't want to accidentally order something I didn't really want. Plus, I like to at least see pics and a description of an item before I order it.
I did ask Alexa to do something kinky and she said she "did not understand". So I rephrased it and she said "that's not possible"...."