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Out of the Blue

Happy Thanksgiving to all who are celebrating! And here's hoping we all have things to be grateful for even if you aren't. I certainly have much to be thankful for, including the fact that you are reading these words right now. I'm also appreciative of my health, keeping the big picture in mind, since I came down with a cold yesterday which has me a little scratchy and congested for the moment. But it's pretty mild so far, so even that deserves some thanks.

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30. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 24, 2017, 11:03 Creston
 
If you're in the market for Wolfenstein 2, the Digital Deluxe edition is 34 bucks at Newegg right now.
 
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29. Re: Young woman raises over $160K for homeless veteran Nov 24, 2017, 10:17 Mr. Tact
 
panbient wrote on Nov 24, 2017, 09:10:
The article could have been clearer about it but yeah... I think your cynicism is overtaking their weak editing.
I hope you are correct.
 
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28. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 24, 2017, 09:19 RedEye9
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 24, 2017, 01:34:
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 23, 2017, 15:27:
All the things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

I'm thankful for this guy and the good work he's doing.
She was pretty thorough and touched on that with "Iím thankful for Robert S. Mueller III, like Comey a veteran of both Republican and Democratic administrations, who is pursuing the probe without yielding to Trumpís trash talk."
 
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27. Re: Young woman raises over $160K for homeless veteran Nov 24, 2017, 09:10 panbient
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 23, 2017, 23:50:
Maybe it is just the cynic in me, but this story seems to have a major hitch in it, from the article:
...Wanting to repay him for his kindness, she started a GoFundMe page to share the story and raise funds for him.

She has since taken him essentials to stay warm and repaid him for the gas, and her GoFundMe page has raised more than $160,000 ó far more than her $10,000 goal. She wrote that she would like to use the funds to help him rent an apartment, get a reliable vehicle and cover four to six months' worth of expenses.
You'd think $160k should last him 3-4 years, not 4-6 months. Maybe the 4-6 months figure was based on money actually received vs. pledged... ?

Pretty sure the original target of $10k is what was intended to cover 4-6 months (as in the winter). The article could have been clearer about it but yeah... I think your cynicism is overtaking their weak editing.
 
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26. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 24, 2017, 06:37 Peeeling
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 23, 2017, 11:54:
Darwin aoproves of the flat earthers rocket launch.

"Rocket Launch will prove California man flat, Earth says."
 
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25. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 24, 2017, 02:34 Rigs
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 24, 2017, 01:34:
Called Gram at 7:30 down in South FL, she said it was 80 degrees!

Well, there's a front kinda hangin' around, bisecting the state, so our temps are pretty diverse from where I am (the little star at the top) to the south, wherever your grandmother is...The south tends to stay warm for most of the winter, from say Melbourne/Ft. Lauderdale down. We, OTOH, here in Lake City, are hopin' for maybe a nice dusting or an inch or two of snow this year. It's happened before, quite a few times. Fingers crossed! I haven't seen snow in...17 years. Damn.

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24. Re: Young woman raises over $160K for homeless veteran Nov 24, 2017, 01:49 jdreyer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 23, 2017, 23:50:
Maybe it is just the cynic in me, but this story seems to have a major hitch in it, from the article:
...Wanting to repay him for his kindness, she started a GoFundMe page to share the story and raise funds for him.

She has since taken him essentials to stay warm and repaid him for the gas, and her GoFundMe page has raised more than $160,000 ó far more than her $10,000 goal. She wrote that she would like to use the funds to help him rent an apartment, get a reliable vehicle and cover four to six months' worth of expenses.
You'd think $160k should last him 3-4 years, not 4-6 months. Maybe the 4-6 months figure was based on money actually received vs. pledged... ?

Or maybe she's given him $10k and kept the rest for herself?
 
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23. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 24, 2017, 01:34 jdreyer
 
Rigs wrote on Nov 23, 2017, 16:07:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 23, 2017, 14:21:
You know what we haven't had for a while?

A good old-fashioned Star Citizen thread!


Crikey, why not just yell 'Derek Smart' three times?! I'm convinced Redmask is Derek incognito...the ego, lack of empathy, attempt at seeming disinterested...checks all the boxes...

Anyway, Happy Thanksgiving, ya'll! Rainy and coad down here in northern central FL...would rather have a half foot of snow... *nods enthusiastically*

Edit: and I just noticed my 'N' key isn't working that well...geez, I just stripped this thing down and cleaned it not four months ago! It's spotless. Well, either I live with it, tear it down again or grab my backup Dell keyboard...*thinks about it*...meh, screw it, I'll live with it...

=-Rigs-=

Called Gram at 7:30 down in South FL, she said it was 80 degrees!
 
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22. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 24, 2017, 01:34 jdreyer
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 23, 2017, 15:27:
All the things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

I'm thankful for this guy and the good work he's doing.
 
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21. Re: Young woman raises over $160K for homeless veteran Nov 23, 2017, 23:50 Mr. Tact
 
Maybe it is just the cynic in me, but this story seems to have a major hitch in it, from the article:
...Wanting to repay him for his kindness, she started a GoFundMe page to share the story and raise funds for him.

She has since taken him essentials to stay warm and repaid him for the gas, and her GoFundMe page has raised more than $160,000 ó far more than her $10,000 goal. She wrote that she would like to use the funds to help him rent an apartment, get a reliable vehicle and cover four to six months' worth of expenses.
You'd think $160k should last him 3-4 years, not 4-6 months. Maybe the 4-6 months figure was based on money actually received vs. pledged... ?
 
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20. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 23, 2017, 23:20 SlimRam
 
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

May every house have a turkey in their pot... or... even better, pot in every turkey! Smoking
 
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19. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 23, 2017, 21:10 Rigs
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 23, 2017, 19:23:
No problem, Rigs. Last year was a pretty big anomaly, the team has sucked since 1997. But, they've been my team since 1972... whatca' gonna do?

Oh, I know all about that particular pain, being a Giants fan. But like they say, you're only a true fan if you stick by them when they absolutely suck. I mean, the Giants have never really had a multi year dynasty like Dallas or the Patriots. They just kinda get really good for one year, go to the Super Bowl, usually win from behind or through some spectacular save at the very last minute and then they implode for another 5-7 years. So I'm right there with ya, my friend...

=-Rigs-=
 
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 23, 2017, 19:23 Mr. Tact
 
No problem, Rigs. Last year was a pretty big anomaly, the team has sucked since 1997. But, they've been my team since 1972... whatca' gonna do?  
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 23, 2017, 19:05 Rigs
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 23, 2017, 18:41:
*ugh* Apparently the Cowboys have fallen and can't get back up. For the first time in their history they just went 10 consecutive quarters without scoring a TD. Cry

Sorry, can't resist...

Proud Giants fan,
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16. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 23, 2017, 18:41 Mr. Tact
 
*ugh* Apparently the Cowboys have fallen and can't get back up. For the first time in their history they just went 10 consecutive quarters without scoring a TD. Cry  
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15. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 23, 2017, 18:21 Ahumado
 
"Happy Thanksgiving to all who are celebrating!" And even to those that are not  
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 23, 2017, 16:07 Rigs
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 23, 2017, 14:21:
You know what we haven't had for a while?

A good old-fashioned Star Citizen thread!


Crikey, why not just yell 'Derek Smart' three times?! I'm convinced Redmask is Derek incognito...the ego, lack of empathy, attempt at seeming disinterested...checks all the boxes...

Anyway, Happy Thanksgiving, ya'll! Rainy and coad down here in northern central FL...would rather have a half foot of snow... *nods enthusiastically*

Edit: and I just noticed my 'N' key isn't working that well...geez, I just stripped this thing down and cleaned it not four months ago! It's spotless. Well, either I live with it, tear it down again or grab my backup Dell keyboard...*thinks about it*...meh, screw it, I'll live with it...

=-Rigs-=
 
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 23, 2017, 15:27 RedEye9
 

All the things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.
 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 23, 2017, 15:24 MajorD
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 23, 2017, 14:21:
You know what we haven't had for a while?

A good old-fashioned Star Citizen thread!


Hey come on now jdreyer, it's Thanksgiving; a time for family, friends, good food & drink.

 
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 23, 2017, 14:21 jdreyer
 
You know what we haven't had for a while?

A good old-fashioned Star Citizen thread!

 
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