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I too am interested in questions, or rather answers, along these lines. When I read this news yesterday, I (as possessor of a pre-existing condition) became worried.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 06- 9-18 1:55 PM
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Background if needed.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 06- 9-18 2:13 PM
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When Obama's DOJ stopped defending DADT (or was it some other anti-gay law) the courts allowed congressional Republicans to serve as the defense instead. I don't know if anyone has offered to do that in this case, or if Sessions can block that too.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 06- 9-18 4:07 PM
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DOMA not DADT.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 06- 9-18 4:10 PM
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When you slide into elision
But what's called for is precision,
Prediaresis.


Posted by: lourdes kayak | Link to this comment | 06- 9-18 4:14 PM
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I'm hoping that it wouldn't overturn State- MA and now NJ penalties. MA never repealed it's law, so there will still be a penalty here in 2019. Presumably that would make enforcing the mandate here constitutional.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 06- 9-18 4:48 PM
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When you're planning an encore
To your war upon the poor.
Prediaresis.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06- 9-18 5:06 PM
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Now don't be diaresisexist.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06- 9-18 5:14 PM
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I think I read that individual states may be given the opportunity to defend the federal law (not just their own laws which are very different constitutionally).


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 06- 9-18 6:12 PM
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Diaresis and irritable vowel syndrome often go together.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 06- 9-18 6:38 PM
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If it weren't for the diaresisexting, Anthony Weïner would still be involved in the ACA fight.


Posted by: lourdes kayak | Link to this comment | 06- 9-18 7:01 PM
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It can really make a mess of your diphthong


Posted by: Ginger Yellow | Link to this comment | 06- 9-18 7:01 PM
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Yes , states apparently. I found this informative on the arguments and potential outcomes (pray forgive unembededness): https://www.healthaffairs.org/do/10.1377/hblog20180608.355585/full/


Posted by: bees | Link to this comment | 06- 9-18 7:17 PM
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I'm guessing that if the Democrats don't win the House this year, Obamacare is dead regardless of anything else.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06- 9-18 7:19 PM
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6: "it's" s/b "its". I don't know if I can blame that on my iPhone's autocorrect feature or not.


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 06-10-18 3:02 AM
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14: If the Democrats don't take the House back, civilization as we know it is doomed.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-10-18 7:10 AM
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I don't know about civilization, but I don't think the global order can be repaired at this point. Which may have some good points along with the bad (massively increased risk of huge war).


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-10-18 7:22 AM
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I think 17 is too pessimistic, but will become true unless Republicans as we know them permanently lose federal power soon (like, by 2020).


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 06-10-18 7:37 AM
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Speaking of, what does it take to admit a new state to the Union?


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 06-10-18 7:41 AM
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To the OP, soneone can and will intervene or be appointed to defend the law. The governmenr doesn't just get to cut a deal to use thecourts have important laws held unconstitutional. Also apparently literally every career government lawyer involved in the case withdrew their appearances and refused to sign the pleading stating the governmenr's nonopposition, and no other career lawyers signed on, so you very visibly had only political appointees signing the pleading (this doesn't just mean that the career lawyers didn't like the argument for policy reasons or thought it was weak -- it means that they felt the position was so frivolous they couldn't sign on consistent with their legal-ethical duties to the court) Don't think I've ever heard of that before.


Posted by: RH | Link to this comment | 06-10-18 7:42 AM
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19: Two-thirds vote in the House and Senate and signed by the president.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 06-10-18 8:25 AM
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21: No, admission of states is simple majority, I'm pretty sure.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 06-10-18 8:41 AM
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Is this blatant enough a violation of the "faithful execution" clause to be worth adding to the bill of impeachment? I feel like even Justice Kennedy would agree the logic is so transparently flimsy to be effectively an assault on the law. (Not that Kennedy has a say in impeachment, just using him as a proxy for both-respectable-and-propagandizable conservative legal opinion.)

(Acknowledging of course the main way this might matter at all is through the election returns, and the list is long enough for anyone at this point.)


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 06-10-18 9:11 AM
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22: Per wiki, yes, and apparently presidential consent not even needed.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 06-10-18 10:00 AM
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So, I got to looking at that and wanted to see more about the history of West Virginia.

...as Kanawha Fort Ancients practiced bird prostitution

Posted by: | Link to this comment | 06-10-18 10:43 AM
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That was me.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-10-18 10:43 AM
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The true Thanksgiving spirit.


Posted by: lourdes kayak | Link to this comment | 06-10-18 11:28 AM
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I would put a 'citation needed' there so I could learn more, but I suspect that the end results would be removal of the line and that's the last thing I want.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-10-18 11:36 AM
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Paging teo.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 06-10-18 11:37 AM
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It's always the quiet ones.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-10-18 11:38 AM
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23: adding to the bill of impeachment?

What bill of impeachment?


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 06-10-18 12:01 PM
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30 - always the quiet birds?


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 06-10-18 12:44 PM
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23 - I'd say no, but an impeachable offense is whatever Congress wants one to be.


Posted by: RH | Link to this comment | 06-10-18 12:46 PM
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No only because "if you make a questionable legal argument you lose your job" is a principle I def cannot get behind.


Posted by: RH | Link to this comment | 06-10-18 12:58 PM
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If North Korea gets recognition and substantial aid in exchange for cash payments to the Trump family -- this still won't be enough for at least half the senators in the R caucus.

Just think what a fix we'd be in if Trump was even just a little more diligent. I have the impression -- just a hunch really -- that he's kind of stumbled into finding that he has more or less unreviewable* unilateral power to (a) pardon and (b) impose sanctions for national security reasons. Hitler or Mussolini would've either had a memo delineating all their unilateral powers in hand before assuming office or, more likely, would've already known themselves.

* Except by impeachment.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 06-10-18 1:17 PM
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. . . and a coherent plan for using them. No way on earth would a 'real' dictator have been talking about pardoning Muhammad Ali.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 06-10-18 1:21 PM
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I think if he weren't a piece of shit with no redeeming qualities including diligence, he wouldn't be president.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-10-18 2:10 PM
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Comity.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 06-10-18 2:13 PM
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If he were a hairsbreadth more clever, I cannot fathom how fucked we'd be. What an atrocious pile of shit he is.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-10-18 2:34 PM
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Not that I'm arguing, of course. Sometimes you just have to marvel and repeat how utterly the worst everything is.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-10-18 2:35 PM
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Paging teo.

I think my position on birds is well known.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 06-10-18 3:31 PM
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Underneath?


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 06-10-18 3:35 PM
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Against.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 06-10-18 4:21 PM
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Please look at that link and tell me if it is real.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-10-18 4:54 PM
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It's poorly sourced and seems to maybe be written by someone who is not a native speaker of English, or maybe there's some automatic translation weirdness. By "prostitution" it obviously means "husbandry," which is accurate AFAIK.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 06-10-18 5:00 PM
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Thanks. That makes sense.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-10-18 5:13 PM
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Or maybe they're just a good Marxist.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 06-10-18 5:13 PM
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This dissertation is apparently the source for the quote on the timing of maize, but it doesn't talk about turkeys at all.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 06-10-18 5:28 PM
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I guess it sounds ridiculous that there was a culture in which the highest elite status were bird pimps. In my defense, recently there have been lots of fairly dramatic developments in the paleohistory of American and rule by bird-pimp (avianlenocracy) doesn't sound that much worse than what we've got now.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-10-18 5:45 PM
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It isn't facially ridiculous. A good line of stud turkeys would be an asset in any society.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 06-10-18 5:47 PM
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That makes more sense than how I was picturing it.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-10-18 5:57 PM
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Pimpin' jive turkeys.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 06-10-18 6:20 PM
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I saw a wild turkey cross the street today, it had no fewer than 10 wild turkey chicks following behind.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 06-10-18 6:21 PM
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First Clovis, then Turkey Fuckers, then Mound Builders, then Algonquin.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-10-18 6:22 PM
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Then the Pee Fetishists.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-10-18 6:26 PM
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Turducken, IYKWIMAITYD.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-10-18 7:57 PM
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Turkey Fuckers should actually go after Mound Builders.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 06-10-18 8:54 PM
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These days, we fuck chickens.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 06-10-18 8:56 PM
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"majored in animal husbandry [pause] until they caught him at it"


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 06-10-18 9:56 PM
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57: How can you fuck your turkey if you haven't finished your mound?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-11-18 6:25 AM
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Teacher! Leave those turkey-fuckers alone!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-11-18 6:53 AM
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OT: So, I have a promising job interview this week. One of the people I will be talking with interviewed me for a job in 2006 and didn't hire me. I think the reason I wasn't hired was because of my salary request.

Should I just assume she forgot that? Bring it up as a funny story when we talk? I wouldn't have remembered except for the fact that if I'm going to meet somebody, I search my email to see if I have interacted with them before.

Also, should I wear a suit or just really tight pants, a nice shirt, and a sport coat with leather elbow patches?


Posted by: Gerald Ford | Link to this comment | 06-11-18 7:09 AM
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Assume she forgot and wear a suit.


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 06-11-18 7:12 AM
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%100 concur w peep.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-11-18 7:13 AM
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None of my suits have tight pants because I bought them in 1998.


Posted by: Gerald Ford | Link to this comment | 06-11-18 7:26 AM
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My pants from 1998 are all much tighter now.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-11-18 7:33 AM
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My favorite suit got a moth hole.


Posted by: Gerald Ford | Link to this comment | 06-11-18 7:40 AM
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A bug and a feature.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-11-18 8:07 AM
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"Don't be sad. Two out of three ain't bad."


Posted by: Opinionated Meatloaf | Link to this comment | 06-11-18 8:11 AM
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There is a hole in everything / That's how the moth gets in.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 06-11-18 8:32 AM
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70: That's beautiful, but I don't think it gets the causality right.


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 06-11-18 8:52 AM
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70: That's beautiful, but I don't think it gets the causality right.


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 06-11-18 8:52 AM
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There's a moth in everyone, that's why you have a hole?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-11-18 9:22 AM
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Moths -> Holes -> Light


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 06-11-18 9:45 AM
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Should I wear the suit with the unobtrusive moth hole (a dark grey hounds tooth pattern) or the suit with no (known) moth hole (navy pin stripe)?


Posted by: Gerald Ford | Link to this comment | 06-11-18 9:46 AM
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All other things being equal I would argue that a suit without a moth hole would be better than a suit with a moth hole.


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 06-11-18 10:13 AM
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It's a very small moth hole, unnoticeable unless you decide to stare at the small of my back. I've always felt pin stripes were for weddings, funerals, and trials.


Posted by: Gerald Ford | Link to this comment | 06-11-18 10:19 AM
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Which suit did she see you in, in 2006? And did it have a hole then?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-11-18 10:27 AM
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I don't know. I don't think so.


Posted by: Gerald Ford | Link to this comment | 06-11-18 10:30 AM
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I'm wearing a navy pinstripe suit right now; we're unlikely to be in the same room, though.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 06-11-18 10:31 AM
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I'm in a very small room with good light and a ton of furniture. There's no way you're here.


Posted by: Gerald Ford | Link to this comment | 06-11-18 10:32 AM
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I vote for the suit without a moth hole.


Posted by: Just Plain Jane | Link to this comment | 06-11-18 10:32 AM
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I vote for the moth-hole suit. Someone should.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 06-11-18 10:38 AM
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moth hole, moth problems


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 06-11-18 10:41 AM
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Is this a government job? If so, you need to wear a suit covered in question marks.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 06-11-18 10:42 AM
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83: You're hired!


Posted by: Slate | Link to this comment | 06-11-18 10:43 AM
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85: Like this? https://goo.gl/images/9Z7SoE


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 06-11-18 10:46 AM
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84 made me laugh.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-11-18 10:46 AM
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Mothhole in back is fine, wear the better fabric. But consider investing in yourself!!


Posted by: lw | Link to this comment | 06-11-18 10:59 AM
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Good luck Mr President!


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 06-11-18 11:18 AM
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Thanks. I'll wear my liucky moth suit.


Posted by: Gerald Ford | Link to this comment | 06-11-18 11:22 AM
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If it didn't have good mojo the moth wouldn't have eaten it. I think.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 06-11-18 11:23 AM
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One other suggestion, Gerald. I know you're very proud of it, but probably best not to wear the "Whip Inflation Now" button.


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 06-11-18 11:38 AM
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I laughed at 68.

I recently learned that you can take a suit to a reweaver to have moth damage repaired. It's not cheap, but a lot less expensive than buying a new suit. If you call around to places in your area, you might find one that can get it done before your interview, especially if the hole is small and the suit is a common color.


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 06-11-18 11:52 AM
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The interview is Wednesday and the suit is over 20 years old.


Posted by: Gerald Ford | Link to this comment | 06-11-18 11:56 AM
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I do not like that I now have someone who can be referred to as "my tax attorney".

On the other hand, I am mildly amused that there's a financial professional involved who is actually named "Chet".
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Posted by: Nathan Williams | Link to this comment | 06-11-18 12:55 PM
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I had the moth hole in the pants problem on a pair of black pants I pulled out of the closet and had to wear that night. A little black shoe polish on my leg and it was all good.


Posted by: Out West | Link to this comment | 06-11-18 6:09 PM
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Why even bother with pants?


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 06-11-18 6:38 PM
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I've learned the lessons of #MeToo.


Posted by: Gerald Ford | Link to this comment | 06-11-18 6:41 PM
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Has #MeToo gone too far?


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 06-11-18 6:51 PM
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#M'too,guv'nor.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-11-18 7:05 PM
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*tips pants*


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 06-11-18 7:18 PM
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So, I just learned that one of the families with kids in my son's class has an au pair. It never even occurred to me that was something actual people did outside of like New York or California. Fortunately, I was smart enough to avoiding saying something like, "Why is there a very polite German teenager following us?"


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-11-18 7:27 PM
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hey UK-ites, child trying to figure out which Cambridge colleges to apply to, has to offer linguistics, apparently something like a blizzardy array of 24??? Any ideas of ones that would be complete rubbish, so skip, or ones that could be fine would be very much appreciated!!!

Many thanks in advance!

l>


Posted by: dairy queen | Link to this comment | 06-11-18 9:45 PM
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Take whatever they offer, would be my advice. I am slightly reminded of a friend of my daughter's who had Harvard down as her safety school if she didn't get into Cambridge (she did).


Posted by: NW | Link to this comment | 06-11-18 10:56 PM
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Good luck to the dairy prince with his applications! This is a widely shared collection of advice on Oxbridge applications from a public school, which includes very brief descriptions of all the colleges; other parts might be useful too. It depends whether he wants to be in one of the large, rich, tourist traps in the centre of town (Trinity, St. John's, King's), a smaller but still central college (St. Catherine's has a lovely atmosphere; my brother enjoyed Peterhouse), or one of the newer colleges further out, with less social cachet but a very slightly better chance of gaining a place (e.g. Robinson, Girton). Don't write anywhere off! Choice of college is more important for social life than academics, and in any case it's a matter of fine gradations in excellence.


Posted by: Ume | Link to this comment | 06-11-18 11:34 PM
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Apply only for St. john's and when asked why, tell them that sighs matter. If they laugh, you'll know it was the wrong choice.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 06-12-18 12:37 AM
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Choice of college is more important for social life than academics, and in any case it's a matter of fine gradations in excellence.

Yeah, exactly. The only exception might be if there's a specific don that he wants to study with, then he should go for that college. But even then it's not a make or break.

Why's he only interested in Cambridge? It's soggy there.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 06-12-18 1:49 AM
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OT: a question for any lawyers out there. What would actually happen at the end of "The Producers", if that scam happened in real life? I mean, obviously Max and Leo go to jail for fraud. But what happens to the investors, who collectively own (or think they own) 2000% of the profitable musical "Springtime for Hitler"? Do they all split the profits pro rata? Do only the first investors get any profits at all, and the rest get nothing?


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 06-12-18 2:45 AM
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108.last: It's drier than Oxford.


Posted by: Ume | Link to this comment | 06-12-18 4:40 AM
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I'm glad to see everybody in Lancaster was telling the truth with their "most rain in England." I kind of thought maybe they were, but everybody thinks where the live is some kind of weather extreme.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-12-18 4:47 AM
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Now I have two job interviews, so I can wear a different suit to each. I can wear the one with the moth hole to the phone interview.


Posted by: Gerald Ford | Link to this comment | 06-12-18 4:51 AM
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Thank you Ume! He's not only interested in cbridge, i think as of now his list runs something like 1) UCB (top parental choice! as he can live at home so cheapest), 2) Edinburgh (can do fr-linguistics masters right off the bat, also northern aka gloomy & urban), 3) cbridge & Amsterdam sort of tied, 4) UCLA (urban but sunny, horrors!), 5) ucsc (insufficiently urban).


Posted by: dairy queen | Link to this comment | 06-12-18 4:56 AM
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As usual, I don't have any wisdom to offer. It's quite common that one meets a spouse at university, and makes other friendships that are still close 40 years on. This is far more consequential than any of the content or perceived prestige of the institution, and yet completely unpredictable. It's only slightly more possible to try to game out where one might find a mentor who not only teaches the content but also has a network that helps get through the first several years after graduation, but this is still, really, going to be a matter of personal chemistry. If it's going to be effective enough to be worth playing for, anyway. Seems to me. What do I know, I got about 10% of the potential benefit of my undergrad education, if that, but did end up with a spouse.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 06-12-18 5:51 AM
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Actually, I'm sure that meeting spouses is a lot less common than it used to be: maybe the better description of what happens is that one meets an SO with whom one learns how to be in an adult relationship, which then gives way to spouses to be met later on.

It's still the fact, I think, that choice of uni is life-changingly consequential, but in ways that are completely possible to take into account in advance. All the traditional before-the-fact measurements end up having very little impact.

Other, I suppose, than controlling debt. That's always going to be a big deal.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 06-12-18 5:56 AM
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IMpossible!

I should have stayed at Cal. Probably would've learned to type better.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 06-12-18 5:57 AM
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109. I would think that if the courts could establish a chronology of Max's sales of shares to the Little Old Ladies, those sales that make up the first 100% he sold would be the ones to split up the profits. Any sale agreed to past the 100% mark was fraudulent. I forget the chronology in the film, so maybe a very early sale (but not the first!) was 100% by itself.

Another possible outcome would be that all were fraudulent due to fraudulent intent on Max's part, but that doesn't settle who gets the profits.

IANAL but I love the film.


Posted by: DaveLMA | Link to this comment | 06-12-18 5:59 AM
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completely agree, CCarp. all his choices have a decent chance of being absolutely fine, although I suspect he would be a pain in the ass if he had to go to ucla, the moaning oh lord. at any rate, ucb will hopefully work out - he's already very comfortable on the campus, has met some of the linguistics faculty and done work for a post-doc, he'd have a friendly home-away-from-home in the fr dept, and it would be super convenient for continued involvement in sf-sacramento politicking. fingers crossed!


Posted by: dairy queen | Link to this comment | 06-12-18 6:03 AM
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109 What would happen now is that Max would get a job heading up NEH and tasked with dismantling it and Leo would get a job as the president's chief economic advisor or perhaps put in charge of the OMB.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 06-12-18 6:25 AM
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Speaking of random shitty things our government is doing, I was wondering about taking a summer vacation in Canada. Is there something like a Canadian equivalent to the Catskills or something?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-12-18 10:19 AM
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The place where they held the G-7 is some sort of resort area, I think.


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The development of tourism in this area is said to date back to 1760, when the Scottish feudal lords John Nairne and Malcolm Fraser began receiving visitors to the region at their estates.

Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 06-12-18 10:45 AM
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That looks nice. Also, a little too far to drive.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-12-18 10:50 AM
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Also its the most active seismic zone in Eastern Canada.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 06-12-18 11:16 AM
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Is that like "the most war-torn province in Eastern Canada?"


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 06-12-18 11:18 AM
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I think for a few days, that risk is effectively zero for the whole of Canada, or at least the whole of Canada that isn't on the Pacific.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-12-18 11:18 AM
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That's what the Canadians would like you to believe.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 06-12-18 11:22 AM
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AIUI the issue actually is the Canada that's on Juan de Fuca.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 06-12-18 11:23 AM
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OT: I think either me or somebody else local mentioned how the free paper fired its politics editor for pointing out that Metcalfe was a piece of shit. That editor is now trying to start a new paper. Is a Kickstarter seeking $15,000 to start a monthly alternative a reasonable risk? I guess I worry because that doesn't seem like operating expenses sufficient for a good start. But I have no idea how much this stuff costs or if there is more backing that just the kickstarter.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-12-18 11:30 AM
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Do people still print out copies of the resume on fancy paper and hand them out at an interview?


Posted by: Gerald Ford | Link to this comment | 06-12-18 4:04 PM
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I've never done that.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 06-12-18 4:07 PM
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I believe the fancy paper thing ended when all the Kinkos closed. But most people who come by here seem to bring a folder with extra resume copies on normal paper, so someone must be telling them to do that.


Posted by: RH | Link to this comment | 06-12-18 4:18 PM
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Kinkos didn't close. They just became Fed Ex.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-12-18 4:20 PM
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I know but I thought they were gone almost completely. Haven't seen one in years. Are they still around near college campuses? What do they do?


Posted by: RH | Link to this comment | 06-12-18 4:25 PM
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They're still around, especially near campuses. I went to one recently when I needed to print something. (Like many young people, I don't have a working printer at home.)


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 06-12-18 4:27 PM
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Make copies, print pictures, sell very expensive office supplies, take packages. I know of at least two near me.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-12-18 4:28 PM
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They usually have Swedish Fish.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-12-18 4:28 PM
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I don't have a job either, again like many young people, so I can't print things at the office the way many people do.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 06-12-18 4:28 PM
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Do you want to have some very old resume paper that I don't need?


Posted by: Gerald Ford | Link to this comment | 06-12-18 4:30 PM
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What would I do with it?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 06-12-18 4:32 PM
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Apply for jobs in 1996.


Posted by: Gerald Ford | Link to this comment | 06-12-18 4:53 PM
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That's an excellent economy, and you were quite young,so if you get a job then, think of all the experience you'll have by now! I say go for it.


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I don't think the job market for 12-year-olds was that great even then. But maybe with the fancy paper...


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I've brought copies of my resume to interviews but never handed them out because the people at the interviews had copies in front of them already. I never mentioned that I had them since the paper quality wasn't going to make much difference, except maybe a negative one as I didn't use fancy or fanciful paper.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 06-12-18 10:48 PM
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Off to swim immerse myself in late capitalism.


Posted by: Gerald Ford | Link to this comment | 06-13-18 6:43 AM
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Knock 'em dead.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 06-13-18 6:47 AM
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Thanks. Now that I'm done, am I supposed to send a thank you email to everybody I talked to? Or just to the guy who arranged it all?


Posted by: Gerald Ford | Link to this comment | 06-13-18 9:23 AM
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Only the ones who had an opportunity to see the moth-hole.


Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 06-13-18 9:26 AM
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147: The more people you thank the better. Everyone appreciates gratitude.


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 06-13-18 9:28 AM
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I wore the not-hole suit. It turns out that the hole-suit also smelled a bit like a brewery because of the last time I wore it.


Posted by: Gerald Ford | Link to this comment | 06-13-18 9:31 AM
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150: Good choice!


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 06-13-18 9:34 AM
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On the other hand, employers do prefer employees who are hoppy and motivated.


Posted by: dalriata | Link to this comment | 06-13-18 9:35 AM
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So, I sent emails to two of the three people I spoke to. The third didn't have an address I could google and I felt stupid saying "say hi to X" in an email to the others.

My next meeting today is with a person in California, which I just learned is a shithole. I'm not planning to bring up this new information unless I learn that being pro-shithole is very common in California.


Posted by: Gerald Ford | Link to this comment | 06-13-18 11:35 AM
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Good luck Jerry!


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 06-13-18 11:38 AM
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You should applaud them on the average corruptibility of their citizens. That'll surely impress them.


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I think the only time the quality of resume paper makes a real difference is when your resume is going to be sitting in a physical slush pile of resumes that someone is going to be looking through to pull out candidates to review. (Assuming that the paper is good enough that the type is cleanly legible in any case.) If they are specifically requesting your resume, or have already called you in for an interview, they just care about the information on it, not the physical presentation.


Posted by: Dave W. | Link to this comment | 06-13-18 11:53 AM
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Back to the OP:

Possibly good news: prominent Congressional Republicans are dissing the DOJ's refusal to defend the ACA's protection for those with preexisting conditions.


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