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To: Maurice Winn who wrote (71132)12/28/2017 7:34:37 AM
From: Drygulch Dan
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Its been a couple weeks since the ghosts of Christmas past have been out and about. It seems good things never last.

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To: Drygulch Dan who wrote (71133)12/29/2017 2:45:49 AM
From: Maurice Winn
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The two things that last are knowledge and DNA. Everything else is eroded in the passage of time. Knowledge and DNA are filtered and selected over decades, centuries and millennia so even those don't last permanently.

It was only 30,000 years ago that some African bloke came out of Africa and replaced all other males who were then extant outside Africa. All non-Africans descended from him. For women it was longer ago but still only 90,000 years. Men are more prone to genocide, Darwin Awards and being eliminated from the gene pool by women choosing to mate with the alpha males, so our genes are more rapidly eliminated than women's. Hence the difference in time from African descent.

So good things do last, but there's not much that's good enough to last for many thousands of years. Heck, there's not much that lasts even 100 years.

Ephemeral.

Mqurice

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To: Maurice Winn who wrote (71134)2/7/2018 1:53:50 PM
From: Ilaine
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Goodness. I've been off SI for a long time, signed back on and what do I see, but people posting on DAR, being polite and interesting. Much longer time since that happened. Very nice.

I've opened up my own law office recently, which has kept me rather busy.

Uptonlaw

Boys are grown up, one is married, one is engaged. Everybody is doing well.

I've had six foot surgeries, five to correct the fuckup that the first one turned out to be. In a wheelchair for months, lost a lot of muscle and tone. Walking with a cane, now, but getting a little bit stronger every day. Need physical therapy, and stuff.

If any of you Facebook, look me up.

Ilaine Upton

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To: Maurice Winn who wrote (71134)2/7/2018 2:04:21 PM
From: Drygulch Dan
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I had a bottle of good old vine Zinfandel and it lasted about one night.

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To: Ilaine who wrote (71135)2/7/2018 6:35:13 PM
From: Maurice Winn
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Mq jfred and drygulchdan are always civil though in response to some barbarians have been known to reply in kind for fun.

I think I even recall something by way of taunt about the photovoltaic wings on satellites keeping them way up off the ground.

Our bff Rambi of course always enjoyed highly civil and fun interactions with us and the records are still here going back to 1996.

Sorry about your bung foot. A word of advice though is that only people like Epicure use scatological, foul language and gutter thinking in public. They think they are keeping it real or something but it's like facial tattoos and tramp stamps in general. I know it's currently fashionable for movie stars and others to show how cool they are, right there on tv, but they aren't.

Mqurice

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To: Ilaine who wrote (71135)2/7/2018 7:02:05 PM
From: Maurice Winn
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Do people get garnished or garnisheed? Echoes in my memory from decades ago say garnisheed. I will ask Google. I saw garnished on your website. Food is garnished. Maybe you were hungry when you wrote that.

...edit... sure enough, Mq's legal advice is on the money which is garnisheed not garnished.

I thought it might be an Americanism like meter instead of metre which is different from a metering device. Or like "I could care less" or "tow the line" or "viola!" or etc etc .

Mq

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To: Maurice Winn who wrote (71137)2/7/2018 7:35:36 PM
From: Ilaine
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The word fuck is neither scatological, having nothing to with scat, at least not ordinary fucking, nor foul, being a plain Anglo Saxon word for one of humanity's greatest joys. I concede it is obscene, not that (most) obscenity offends me. Mere, common garden obscenity offends me not in the least.

Eye of the beholder, and all that.

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To: Maurice Winn who wrote (71138)2/7/2018 7:39:44 PM
From: Ilaine
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It is proper to refer to people being garnished as garnishees. The verb is garnish, and one says garnished wages or garnished bank accounts. The process is called garnishment. A very painful process if one is the garnishee.

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To: Ilaine who wrote (71140)2/8/2018 3:07:41 AM
From: Maurice Winn
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Once again, Americans go feral, parsleying the language: ethics.npr.org

They refuse to tow the line and put apostrophe's all over the place to. The "living language" excuse wears thin. But I agree that the language needs metrication to make it rational. As a lingua franca it makes about as much sense as bitcoin, but the network effect is so powerful that everyone is forced to learn english with all its torturous tormenting.

Mqurice

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To: Maurice Winn who wrote (71141)9/4/2018 11:46:02 PM
From: Graystone
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Bitcoin seems unstoppable at this point, not only do feral Americans not want to see a garnish on their steak, they want to hide their stake there. As soon as a Bitcoin was worth a pizza it became inevitable that unsavoury gains could become anonymous public ledger entries in a blockchain. We had better be prepared for asset flight because it is coming, think of all the pizza.

Cruising through old bookmarks and reading a few here and there. Missing Rambi as always, a vital spirit of this community


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