That would be the rentboy.com article, then?
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That would be the rentboy.com article, then?
"There's something I must tell you.
There's something I must say.
The only really perfect love
is one that gets away."
-- The Residents
re: "never-ending problem with everything from sexual harassment to rape within its own ranks", I was thinking about this when I read that female soldiers tend to have tougher sledding on adultery charges than male ones in military court since it's not impossible that many acts of "adultery" by females in uniform were consensual only in a fearing-of-retribution sense. One hopes the atmosphere has improved and women are treated with more respect.
Great headline, Pliny, and agree about the Marines in Paris, the world needs more such people.
viz., Karl Hungus in _Logjammin'_.
*sigh* This doesn't end well, does it.
That was my concern, not to regulate the bejabbers out of vaping juice or devices, but to have some quality control so that shady operators can't simply put cherry-flavoured whatever out there with a pretty label.
Thank you, DougS, for the details on Snowden's background. I figured this was some kind of back-handed smear campaign against Snowden, to imply that there was something bad in his background that should have disqualified him if USIS had done their job and since they did not, well, we saw what happened. Because there's no way on this green earth anyone truly qualified would ever say bad things about the gubmint, izzere.
that a group of divorce lawyers was eagerly awaiting "Christmas in September" as a result of this data dump. Seems that if anyone with a pulse and a keyboard could create an indelible account using anyone else's email address perhaps "post-Christmas-regifting-day in September" might be of more appropriate scale.
Bolton plod put up a notice:
"Lost, abandoned, or strayed --
some horticulturist's ganja
seems to have been mislaid.
Last seen lazing about
the park near Moses gate.
If anyone has any info to share,
contact the station post-haste."
We know what's in that pipe, sir.
(from CoPL website), how do we get more of that? I don't have a problem with the idea of adverts, per se (if that's what keeps sites up and running, I guess it's a necessary evil), but I DO have a problem with having to choke down dozens of the damn things while waiting for the relative paucity of content on some news sites to load.
clarify: should have typed "the same non-response we got to Walmart and their sub-optimal working conditions", sorry for confusion.
and there are (at least) dozens of job applications on file for every position at the company, what is Amazon's incentive to treat employees with respect? As long as there are plenty of customers happy to use its one-click-and-ship (or whatever their special sauce is) service for their shopping, there is no financial incentive to mend their ways. With low prices being part of their schtick, I don't expect to see customers boycotting the Smiley Box people any time soon (as is/was the case with Walmart and their sub-optimal working conditions).
What is this "union" of which you speak? My donut says Amazon's warehouse "fulfillment" ops are in right-to-work (aka "right to get fired") states, and that much of the rest of the staff is "contract" labour.
Although I note with amusement the NYT's drop of this article just before the Labour Day holiday (no, we Merkins don't celebrate it on 01-MAY like the rest of the world), providing more fodder for those working for more progressive workplace policies.
Not surprised it's come to this; for reasons beyond my ken 'Merkin culture (such as it is) seems hell bent on pressing everyone with digital dexterity to post any and all mundane details for world + dog to ignore.
Was going to say that the F-35 does not seem to need any help being rendered useless, but x7 beat me to it. Our gubmint holds out the begging cup when it comes to properly funding education and health care (sorry, Obama, buying health insurance != getting proper care), but has plenty of frogskins to spaff on yet another boondoggle "jetplane go WHOOOOOSH Top Gun chop-socky!!" wet dream. Bah indeed.
The white thing on the next outcropping over (to her right/ our left) was someone's beach house (white walls, dark roof) until not long after this piccie was snapped ... no one says 'no' to the Avon Lady and goes unpunished, ask the folks whose houses' ruins are scattered at the bottom of the empty lake basin.
Corn that grew into hula-hoop shaped cobs ("Budget corn, making both ends meet!" -- Skipper), udder-shaped carrots, and I don't remember what all else besides The Professor no doubt constructing a geiger counter from coconuts and fish bones. Tee-hee!
A model what?
I came home to find that the dog had turned the feather pillows into a roomful of "snow": on one hand I needed to be the Stern Parent and provide negative consequences for getting into things, but OTOH I was laughing too hard to be convincing. "Bad dog! *giggle* Don't EVER do that again! *snort* Bad dog!" -- yeah, right. I imagine the cops tasked with cuffing and jailing these criminals (or "criminals") also had to choke back laughter while sternly reading the charges.
Sherry in 'Logjammin': [on video] You must be here to fix the cable.
Maude Lebowski: Lord. You can imagine where it goes from here.
The Dude: He fixes the cable?
Maude Lebowski: Don't be fatuous, Jeffrey.
All the hungry fed, shoes on all the kids' feet, roofs over everyone's heads, no one cold in winter?
What are these merits and competencies of which you speak? We've got teevee, friction-free bleached smiles, adorable children (or pets or spouses), and perfect hair -- why confuse voters with qualifications, issues, and stuff they don't understand anyway?
Unionized labour? Higher personnel spend (wages, working conditions improvement)? How are shareholders supposed to get their precious returns if the company goes spaffing dollars on silly things like workplace improvements?
No, no, no, that'll get you hot and sour soup.
while fire services stood down should sue the bejabbers out of the morons who were flying the drones, if said perps can be tracked down. Some people hear the words "forest fire" and think "how can I help?", others hear those words and think "ratings!" or "page views!". Shameful, just shameful.
Agree with Naughtyhorse, 28 is awfully young to exit. Peace and condolences unto his friends, family, colleagues, and other loved ones.
Then there are the print+scan+fax+copy machines that will not even allow an outbound fax if any one of the toner cartridges is "empty". While I accept that the sole purpose of these devices is to ensure a steady stream of ink cartridge sales, refusal to perform a task that requires no ink whatsoever (we only got receipts for outgoing faxes if we pressed the "print receipt" button) is just spiteful.
Agree, Tony, with your assessment, but you forgot (a) expectation of free stuff/ service because they're a "charity" that "does good works", (b) indignation of biblical proportions when asked to put half down with balance due on delivery (because they're a "charity" that "does good work" and therefore can be trusted, not like our other, presumably dishonest, customers), and (c) a "let go and let god" attitude toward paying that balance long after the merch is printed and been collecting dust. There are honest and useful church-managing customers out there, but sadly not in my experience.
Different strokes ....
The ones my Mum made from scratch, though, those were doughnuts (fresh out of the fat and rolled in cinnamon sugar, double-plus-yum).
And whatever's in Homer's hand is a D'oh-nut. Hyuk, hyuk.
Meantime, I am patiently waiting for the "no such thing as bad publicity" experiment to conclude. It has grown tiresome.
Hi, Druck: If bicyclists are chaining their steeds three deep to railings, benches, street signs, and/or any other similar object, that sounds like an infrastructure problem: the municipality (or private property owner, if the premises is a shopping center or apartment complex) is not supplying adequate bicycle facilities and cyclists are making due. Sucks for pedestrians, but it ain't hardly the cyclists' fault.
Wouldn't people who run deliveries into no-drive areas (congestion-free zone, housing estate, uni campus, whatever) already be schlepping a bike (folding, electric, or otherwise) to bring the merch the final leg of the journey from the parking lot to the customers' doors? Aside from possibly having colour- matched cycles and vee-hickles for marketing/ branding, I am not seeing much real advantage here. As has been pointed out above, bicycle manufactures have been refining leccy bike designs for a while now; Ford would be better off entering a joint venture with one of them rather than trying to reinvent the [spoked] wheel.
"We're all out of Pan Am coffee, but we have plenty of TWA tea."
High Occupancy Vehicle: likely referring to both His Fordness' volume and blood pharmaceutical level, two for one, efficiency in government.
Wringing more seconds from her proverbial fifteen minutes without having to lift a material finger.
Sharks move too quickly for Lil Kim to install frikken laser beams on 'em, hence turtles. Odd translation of the "Tortoise and the Hare" story must have sparked the idea.
when they're fresh made on-site, will they really be that much more fabulous than what a local Las Vegas-based baker can crank out? Will the average Vegas customer even notice? Yay for Berlidon's, but the local bakeries in Vegas can't be too pleased about this squandered opportunity.
The 'c' does have rounded corners ....
means "car of great maiming", "vehicle for which sacrifice is made", or some such?
Condolences to the worker's family and loved ones, peace be unto them.
Looks like The Donald is growing a mullet to hide some of his jowls, so mayhap there is more teevee in his future.
The photo filename is india_medical_queue.jpg, so possibly this is the Mahindra team assigned to the CircleHealth account?
Hi, asdf: re "I apologize in advance for not buying the narrative that the older southern white christian American male is ruthlessly persecuted.", you forgot 'het': Queer Nation is apparently hunting down heterosexuals and taking their marriages away thanks to the Supreme Court legislating from the bench. [* rolls eyes *]
Hi, James: It is the LAW to signal lane changes, not sure about it being CONVENTION. Not so much 'round here, anyway.
Some c-stores and coffeeshops here in Amurka will knock a nickel or dime off your beverage price if you bring your own refillable cup (reduce landfill, save trees, yadda yadda yadda), and these C[r]apita folks couldn't even pretend to have a better motive than parsimony? Yeesh. Hope the employees are able to find new jobs at better companies.
Intermittently, as he now has a touch of bipolar. Bit of a shock to those who'd known him for a while.
Giggles aside, glad he survived and with what sounds like relatively little ill effect.
That'd be bringing Martin the Martian into the IT arena: "Where's the KZZZ-RRRT? There's supposed to be a teeth-shattering KZZ-RRRT!"
Once upon a time Merkin area codes had either a 1 or 0 as the middle digit, then that schema was chucked out when we ran out of phone number prefixes (or exchanges) and more area codes were required ... maybe about the time fax machines went from expensive Fortune 500 business office furniture to cheaper and more widely available. Miss those old Pac Bell rotary phones, they doubled as hand weapons.
Hi, AndyS: Don't disagree, but I also doubt Siri would confuse "September Eleventh" with "nine one one".
reducing wrinkles, or leading to exercise-free weight loss and they'll be snarfed up in no time. Even faster if one of the teevee "doctors" endorses broiled goldfish fillets. Might have to create a new name for 'em, though, since eating goldfish will make kids cry and the apparently more appropriate "sewerfish" is not likely to land on any menus any time soon.
If some government contractors require various clearances, would this same form be used as a starting point to determine which contractors (and contractors' employees) get them? If so, would they (or copies of them) also have been stored with the employees' forms that got hacked? Sorry if this was addressed elsewhere (hence Paris). I'm concerned about a former co-worker who had moved on/up to a job for a company that did government work.