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Description Bob Smith
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Signed On Jul 30, 2009, 05:12
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
25. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 5, 2016, 23:23 BobBob
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jul 5, 2016, 22:36:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jul 5, 2016, 22:24:
The act was its own reward. Ridiculous to expect a large cash award from somebody who is homeless, and lucked into that kind of money.
Large, no. Reasonable, yes. Yeah, they guy is not loaded. On the other hand, someone did just return his entire life savings essentially. A .05% tip seems a bit stingy. The cabbie's suggestion of $500 seems to be in the neighborhood... .5% is $935, so somewhere between $500 and $935 would seemingly be appropriate, IMHO.

I mean, consider the cabbie could have just kept it...

We should pay people to not be thieves?
 
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23. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 5, 2016, 22:32 BobBob
 
Ridiculous that anyone should expect a reward for being honest. What's next, expecting a tip for helping an old lady with her groceries or some spare change for keeping an elevator door open? A pathetic society we've become.  
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19. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 5, 2016, 18:34 BobBob
 
1badmf wrote on Jul 5, 2016, 17:24:
bob i thought you were down in SD. but yeah, really nice weather yesterday. i was down in irvine, had to wear a sweater. we trespassed onto the top of a parking structure and watched all the surrounding fireworks displays.

Not SD.

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11. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 5, 2016, 15:01 BobBob
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 5, 2016, 14:47:
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BobBob wrote on Jul 5, 2016, 14:36:
Pigeon wrote on Jul 5, 2016, 14:05:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jul 5, 2016, 12:57:
Cutter wrote on Jul 5, 2016, 12:36:
The 1902 invention of air conditioning has long been hailed as one of the most important inventions of the 20th century, one that has forever changed the way we live.

Yeah, I dunno about that. AC is nice but hardly necessary - for me at any rate. I'd argue that the really important inventions are the refrigerator and toilet paper. I could live without most modern trappings but not having a fridge and TP would really suck.

Depends on the climate... a lot of the world would be/and is an absolute humid hell without air conditioning. Definitely one of the most important inventions, not the most important invention of the 20th century.

Hooray, not so minor improvements in the quality of life!


I can't imagine living where I do without AC. The feels like is 109F, and the lows at night are generally like 79F with 80% humidity. This is a consistent pattern that can last from early May to late October. The only thing that can break that in the thick of summer is a hurricane, which you better hope your power is back after 2 days, cause then it really gets hot. Think of it like this Cutter, if it weren't for AC all of us southerners would be up where you are, getting in your personal space.

Hmm .. I just open the window - the AC (Pacific Ocean breeze) is always on. Thumbsup

It was 105 in LA a couple weeks ago. You just opened the window?

The LA area has micro-climates. I live nearby the ocean. When it's 105 inland, we get a marine layer and cool breeze that stops it from getting hot.

But ... it also means we get hordes of tourists.
 
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 5, 2016, 14:36 BobBob
 
Pigeon wrote on Jul 5, 2016, 14:05:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Jul 5, 2016, 12:57:
Cutter wrote on Jul 5, 2016, 12:36:
The 1902 invention of air conditioning has long been hailed as one of the most important inventions of the 20th century, one that has forever changed the way we live.

Yeah, I dunno about that. AC is nice but hardly necessary - for me at any rate. I'd argue that the really important inventions are the refrigerator and toilet paper. I could live without most modern trappings but not having a fridge and TP would really suck.

Depends on the climate... a lot of the world would be/and is an absolute humid hell without air conditioning. Definitely one of the most important inventions, not the most important invention of the 20th century.

Hooray, not so minor improvements in the quality of life!


I can't imagine living where I do without AC. The feels like is 109F, and the lows at night are generally like 79F with 80% humidity. This is a consistent pattern that can last from early May to late October. The only thing that can break that in the thick of summer is a hurricane, which you better hope your power is back after 2 days, cause then it really gets hot. Think of it like this Cutter, if it weren't for AC all of us southerners would be up where you are, getting in your personal space.

Hmm .. I just open the window - the AC (Pacific Ocean breeze) is always on. Thumbsup
 
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 5, 2016, 12:52 BobBob
 
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 5, 2016, 11:12 BobBob
 
Fireworks were awesome last night! We saw fireworks launched close by via a barge on the ocean in Torrance beach and were also able to watch the entire South Bay's fireworks from Redondo Beach to Malibu. Thumbsup  
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 30, 2016, 12:53 BobBob
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jun 30, 2016, 12:36:
Pigeon wrote on Jun 30, 2016, 11:31:
HorrorScope wrote on Jun 30, 2016, 11:05:
The biker video seems surreal. Ok you have the merge issue, like that shit happens a lot even with cars and to be honest he swears way to much at a stranger, that right there is going to raise the I don't give a shit stakes for the recipient of such abuse.

But the part that doesn't seem real, he waves and goes over to a police officer and in just a matter of a few seconds, the cop buys in and is able to quickly stop the driver. Where I came from that would be minutes to explain and almost assuredly they wouldn't have done anything but say "we'll keep an eye out".

This guys says "I got on video a lady trying to run me over at the merge, I got in on video"... Cop "Ok follow me". I don't think I've seen a cop be so attentive but also just so gullible to a citizens request, unless this is a biker sting going on with the cops.

Nothing gullible about it, the cop is following up on a complaint like he's supposed to. Not the worst merge I've ever seen or experienced, but it was clear who had the right of way. Maybe the lady wasn't initially paying attention, but she sure as didn't give a shit when it became obvious.

I just have never seen a cop respond so perky. Verbatim...

Around here in the LA area .. there would be at least one helicopter and 10 squad cars following her ... then when she pulls over .. guns drawn .. cross-hairs aimed between the eyes.
 
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 30, 2016, 12:11 BobBob
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 30, 2016, 11:50:

It's like the myth that Canadians are polite.


Well, that's just a nice way of saying they are ...
 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 30, 2016, 12:07 BobBob
 
On a recent vacation, I encountered a black bear on a trail. It was quite the thrilling and scary experience.  
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 27, 2016, 11:27 BobBob
 
Downtown Abbey is basically the same show.  
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21. Re: GoT Non-Spoiler Jun 22, 2016, 11:21 BobBob
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 22, 2016, 11:12:
BobBob wrote on Jun 22, 2016, 11:05:
Soap operas for adult men. Just like Mad Men. Reminds me of the reason I disliked high school and being a teenager so much. But I guess there is market to relive those melodramatic days.
Nothing beats soft porn hidden under the guise of Tits and Dragons.

You mean other than the real thing like being sexual with a spouse or gf/bf? Unless it's preferable to watch vs. participate?
 
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19. Re: GoT Non-Spoiler Jun 22, 2016, 11:05 BobBob
 
Soap operas for adult men. Just like Mad Men. Reminds me of the reason I disliked high school and being a teenager so much. But I guess there is market to relive those melodramatic days.  
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15. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 21, 2016, 19:48 BobBob
 
Kind of sort of but maybe not really relevant -- I highly recommend reading this story.  
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 21, 2016, 14:16 BobBob
 
I envy that you can bbq and grill. The smoke gives me an asthma attack. I can't even be around a fireplace or campfire.  
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 21, 2016, 11:25 BobBob
 
Damn hot yesterday .. back to beach office mode. Thumbsup  
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44. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 20, 2016, 10:21 BobBob
 
descender wrote on Jun 15, 2016, 10:52:
Some people are just not crazy until they are. Blaming it all on mental health is a good way to hide from the other things that could be changed to limit exposure and accessibility to cause such chaos.

Limit exposure how? Censorship? Removing the person's right to use the library? If a person is psychotic, watching Saturday morning cartoons can lead to delusions and paranoia.

People don't just drink a cup of insta-crazy. Psychological problems manifest and typically start at an early age unless there is a brain trauma. My issue is with the creation of LPS and the repeal of the Mental Health Systems Act. The combination of both left us with an entirely inadequate infrastructure to take care of people with mental illness - including outpatient therapy - lack of long term treatment (hence rampant homelessness) and lack of early intervention for psychosis (ex: UCSB, Orlando, Connecticut, Colorado, and others). Of course, not all of those with a mental illness are an imminent danger to society, but it just so happens those involved in mass shootings all had an inclination toward or history of mental illness. If the perpetrators had been under mandatory therapy it's likely the tragedies could have been averted via regular counseling and treatment to redirect or prevent paranoid ideations and delusional thoughts, etc.

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43. Re: Crazy! Jun 20, 2016, 10:01 BobBob
 
*Merged...*

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19. Re: Out of the Blue Jun 17, 2016, 20:55 BobBob
 
Was it an iPhone? There possibly goes the warranty .. unless you bought that extra non-Apple damage protection insurance.  
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32. Re: This would be awesome! Jun 16, 2016, 14:08 BobBob
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 16, 2016, 11:50:
Hillary Clinton is considering Sen. Elizabeth Warren for her running mate for the Democratic presidential ticket.

I wonder what would happen if she chose Sanders and he said yes.
 
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