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Name: Steve
Gender: Male
Hometown: Florida
Home country: US
Current location: US
Member since: Sat Oct 16, 2004, 01:04 PM
Number of posts: 23,626

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What's the biggest hailstone to ever hit your body ?

I think a large pea-sized one for me ? Hurt like shit. My car was pummelled in 1992 by marble-sized hail, pretty much ruined its good looks.

Atlantic: Invest 99L ; Pacific: Nothing; Indian: Nothing. Happy days are here again

Invest 99L



Last Updated 8/30/2014, 2:00:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)
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The OK gesture, if done in Germany, is considered rude by some Germans

The "OK" gesture (tip of thumb touching tip of index finger) is considered rude by some as it refers to a bodily orifice.


http://www.quora.com/Germany/What-are-some-cultural-faux-pas-a-visitor-to-Germany-might-make

I had no idea.

Windows XP Service Pack 4 Is Actually A Thing Now

http://www.eyeonwindows.com/2014/08/27/windows-xp-service-pack-4-is-actually-a-thing-now/

Unofficial, of course. Remember all those unendorsed service packs for Windows 98 and 2000? Windows XP Service Pack 4 carries forward this tradition, and is now currently in its third beta.

A release candidate is to be available in the near future, ahead of its full release. Developer harkaz has been working on this unified release since September 2013.

Microsoft may have moved away from the service pack concept even the upcoming Windows 9 is being primed as the last standalone version that will be updated at a steady pace with new features. But that is not stopping fans and users of the now ancient OS from keeping it in tiptop shape.

The unofficial version of Windows XP Service Pack 4, as it is known contains the operating system with all the required cumulative updated rollups injected. Up until May 2014.

more at link

I just don't get staying on XP, unless you absolutely cannot afford an OEM copy of Windows 7.

ETA: Ok, I do get it now. I had completely forgotten compatibility issues. My bad.

Eliminate corporate income taxes and raise personal income taxes to 1944 levels....

What would be the consequences ? I'm asking this because it seems large corporations are seeking other countries because of our supposedly "burdensome" corporate income taxes. Of course, if the corporate income tax was abolished, the treasury would take a massive hit, and that income would have to be replaced somehow.

I know there would be massive resistance from the wealthy to this idea, but, hey, no more corporate income taxes !

Feedback please. I'm not an economist or CPA, so I don't know what the unintended consequences would be from this idea.

Thanks, Steve

eta: 1944 taxes info here

I understand WHY the cops want forced blood tests....

but....I'm sorry, to forcibly draw your blood, warrant or no warrant, to me smacks of being locked up in prison, where your civil rights are severely limited. Revoke the license. Lock the sucker up for at least 24 hours. Maybe....impound or confiscate the vehicle. But...no forcible blood tests. I just can't get on board with that law. I might feel differently if a loved one had died at the hands of a drunk driver, but right now, I can't endorse it.

So, adult Halloween revelers, what costume will you be sporting this year ?

ATM I'm not planning to do Halloween, but I know many adults do. IMHO nothing beats the giant penis costume in San Francisco in 1989, that someone else was wearing. Laughed my ass off

Atlantic: Post-Tropical Cyclone Cristobal ; Pacific: NOTHING, amazing indeed !

Post-Tropical Cyclone Cristobal

Florida condo owners being forced out make plea to governor

http://www.cnbc.com/id/101951641

Florida condominium owners in danger of losing their homes are making a final desperate plea, hoping that Gov. Rick Scott will intervene.

These owners are not in foreclosure, nor are they behind on their mortgages. Instead they are being threatened by a group of developers, Madison Oaks Partners, who are using a Florida state law originally designed to protect homeowners from natural disaster, to terminate the condominium agreement and force them to sell their units.

The developers seek to convert the Tampa area complex into more lucrative rental apartments. They could take over the complex at a board meeting Sept. 5.

"The governor needs to step in and halt these forced terminations immediately. We don't have much time," said Stephanie Krasowski, one of the remaining owners at the Madison Oaks complex. Krasowski, who like others, bought her unit at the peak of the last housing boom, has led the fight against the developers, starting a group that now represents more than 1,000 Florida condominium owners.


It may be perfectly legal under Florida law, but I find this pretty horrible. YMMV. Governor Voldemort will probably not give a rats's ass.

Hello, I'm Steve and I have HelloKittyPTSD

Should I petition Skinner for a new group ? My world has crumbled.

(yes PTSD is a very serious condition, which deserves compassion and much better public funding and research)

For reference: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1018658654
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