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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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To: Graystone who wrote (71142)9/5/2018 1:19:01 AM
From: Maurice Winn
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Getting old isn't for sissies. The list of those missing in action grows long. Rambi has been gone a long time. Silicon Investor is long in the tooth.

I haven't kept an eye on bitcoin in recent years. My original criticisms of it remain. But it has certainly become useful to $billions as a place to bide time.

Mqurice

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To: Maurice Winn who wrote (71143)9/5/2018 11:04:52 AM
From: Graystone
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Bitcoin is a sissy, the CIA and the FBI can already do substantial tracking through the ledger and have identified many accounts. The steel fist inside the velvet glove is Monero, with it's ring signature cryptography it is the digital equivalent of walking across the road in the Cayman's, all tracking is lost and the money disappears. A recent crypto article contained a prognostication that Monero would reach $18,000USD in the next five years, it is currently around $120.00USD.

Cryptopia is a NZ cryptocurrency exchange and one of the most innovative and different exchanges in the crypto universe. The young owners are not the usual business types. They have a chat stream called the Trollbox and Trollbox rules are startling and allow almost anything - except shilling.

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From: Kid Rock10/24/2018 6:24:38 PM
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whats news?

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To: Kid Rock who wrote (71145)10/24/2018 8:30:28 PM
From: Graystone
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Marijuana is legal
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Only in Canada, pity

How are you doing Kid, been awhile.

So that is what is new, marijuana has been legal for a week now.

Canadians like strong teas, names like Salada and Red Rose are familiar to most. The steeped tea that is sold by Tim Horton's is a very strong orange pekoe, very nice tea. The tannins are so strong in these teas and if you drink enough you are probably preserving your esophagus through a tanning process. There used to be an ad, I am pretty sure it was for Red Rose Tea, and British characters were drinking the tea and then were told it was only available in Canada, the tag line was of course...Only in Canada, pity

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