Out of the Blue

I just want to thank all of you who commented on the Canada Geese culling my HOA performs. Your passionate support and encouragement emboldens me, and I will definitely take some sort of action. It's still possible that they do actually acquire the required permit for what they do. I suspect they don't, however, and if that's correct, I am determined to find a way to put an end to their fowl practice.

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Mar 25, 2021, 13:29
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RedEye9 wrote on Mar 6, 2021, 14:15:
Acleacius wrote on Mar 6, 2021, 13:56:
Gratz RedEye9, hard to believe your ever out of time out!

Did you notice the cost of J&J single dose?
They asked for my health insurance Medicare/Medicaid info, I bicycled down there and didn’t bring anything with me early on a Saturday.
Told em I had cash, They said not to worry about it.
They are wanting to stick needles in arms right now.
TLDR
I don’t know the cost and I didn’t pay anything.
A hospital out here faced scrutiny after it posted that it would “charge an administration fee of $15”

Snippet From the CDC:
COVID-19 Vaccine is Provided at 100% No Cost to Recipients
All organizations and providers participating in the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program:

must administer COVID-19 Vaccine at no out-of-pocket cost to the recipient
may not deny anyone vaccination based on the vaccine recipient’s coverage status or network status
may not charge an office visit or other fee if COVID-19 vaccination is the sole medical service provided
may not require additional medical services to receive COVID-19 vaccination
may seek appropriate reimbursement from a program or plan that covers COVID-19 Vaccine administration fees for the vaccine recipient, such as:
vaccine recipient’s private insurance company
Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement
HRSA COVID-19 Uninsured Program for non-insured vaccine recipients
may not seek any reimbursement, including through balance billing, from the vaccine recipient
Individuals aware of any potential violations of these requirements are encouraged to report them to the Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, by calling 1-800-HHS-TIPS or the website TIPS.HHS.GOV.
end snip
https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/vaccination-provider-support.html
- I refer to it as BC, Before Corona, and AD, After Disaster. -
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Mar 7, 2021, 21:27
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Mar 7, 2021, 21:27
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 7, 2021, 14:07:
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 6, 2021, 10:11:
Sitting in timeout after receiving my single-shot Johnson & Johnson (Janssen COVID-19) vaccine. In another 11 minutes I'll be a free man.
What a relief.

With the J&J vaccine it looks like protection against moderate/severe disease starts about two weeks after you get vaccinated. By four weeks after the shot, data from the clinical trial showed there were no hospitalizations or deaths.
28 hours, no side effects except for soreness at injection site.
Majority of side effects are experienced in the first one to three days and can last for another one to three days after onset.

So you haven't turned into a zombie? Strange, the anti-vaxxers said you would.
COVID infections: 133M - - - COVID deaths: 3M - - - Death rate: 2%
Vaccines administered: 711M - - - Vaccine deaths: 7 - - - Death rate: 0.00000001%
Your choice is clear.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Mar 7, 2021, 14:07
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Mar 7, 2021, 14:07
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 6, 2021, 10:11:
Sitting in timeout after receiving my single-shot Johnson & Johnson (Janssen COVID-19) vaccine. In another 11 minutes I'll be a free man.
What a relief.

With the J&J vaccine it looks like protection against moderate/severe disease starts about two weeks after you get vaccinated. By four weeks after the shot, data from the clinical trial showed there were no hospitalizations or deaths.
28 hours, no side effects except for soreness at injection site.
Majority of side effects are experienced in the first one to three days and can last for another one to three days after onset.
- I refer to it as BC, Before Corona, and AD, After Disaster. -
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Mar 6, 2021, 17:08
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Re: Out of the Blue Mar 6, 2021, 17:08
Mar 6, 2021, 17:08
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 6, 2021, 14:15:
Acleacius wrote on Mar 6, 2021, 13:56:
Gratz RedEye9, hard to believe your ever out of time out!

Did you notice the cost of J&J single dose?
They asked for my health insurance Medicare/Medicaid info, I bicycled down there and didn’t bring anything with me early on a Saturday.
Told em I had cash, They said not to worry about it.
They are wanting to stick needles in arms right now.
TLDR
I don’t know the cost and I didn’t pay anything.

The way I understand it is that the pharmacies and other providers don't charge the patient, but they take the insurance info and charge the insurance companies. Then the ins companies get reimbursed by the Feds.
COVID infections: 133M - - - COVID deaths: 3M - - - Death rate: 2%
Vaccines administered: 711M - - - Vaccine deaths: 7 - - - Death rate: 0.00000001%
Your choice is clear.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Mar 6, 2021, 14:15
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Mar 6, 2021, 14:15
 
Acleacius wrote on Mar 6, 2021, 13:56:
Gratz RedEye9, hard to believe your ever out of time out!

Did you notice the cost of J&J single dose?
They asked for my health insurance Medicare/Medicaid info, I bicycled down there and didn’t bring anything with me early on a Saturday.
Told em I had cash, They said not to worry about it.
They are wanting to stick needles in arms right now.
TLDR
I don’t know the cost and I didn’t pay anything.
- I refer to it as BC, Before Corona, and AD, After Disaster. -
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Mar 6, 2021, 13:56
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Mar 6, 2021, 13:56
 
Gratz RedEye9, hard to believe your ever out of time out!

Did you notice the cost of J&J single dose?
‘What is this bullshit that you people are doing?’
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Re: Out of the Blue
Mar 6, 2021, 10:11
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Mar 6, 2021, 10:11
 
Sitting in timeout after receiving my single-shot Johnson & Johnson (Janssen COVID-19) vaccine. In another 11 minutes I'll be a free man.
What a relief.

With the J&J vaccine it looks like protection against moderate/severe disease starts about two weeks after you get vaccinated. By four weeks after the shot, data from the clinical trial showed there were no hospitalizations or deaths.

This comment was edited on Mar 6, 2021, 10:22.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Mar 6, 2021, 07:32
Prez
 
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 Prez
 
Oh no - it was definitely a huge failure - I didn't mean to imply that it wasn't. Again, their preparation for this kind of disaster was horrible.
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Prez wrote on Mar 6, 2021, 06:31:
I think that in this case it can be understood why the charges - which are designed to be automatic based on supply and demand - weren't a top priority.

It isn't a matter of priorities, though. This is 100% another example of their absolute failure as an entity. Any half-way decent disaster recovery plan has automatic brakes in place to rate limit automated systems in the event of a disaster. I should know, the DR plan I helped design at work kicked in automatically as soon as the power was off for longer than an hour.

This was something that could have been addressed and ready to fire off by a script written by any second year or better DBA.

This is a failure of bad planning, bad policy, and bad management.
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RedEye9 wrote on Mar 5, 2021, 12:52:
ERCOT, how many ways have they failed Texas. At this point it’s almost infinite.

It's not just ERCOT. It's our state government too. In 2011, the Federal Department of Energy told both the state government and the PUC in 357page report that the mass power failures in 2011 and in 1989 were caused by identical problems and identical failures. Instead of making the necessary changes mandatory, the state government simply turned them in to advisories. ERCOT, and the state government, had a literal decade to prepare for this. They did not because it would have shaved a minor percentage off the bottom line.

Abbott is just as culpable as he has been the state governor for more than half of that decade.
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Mar 6, 2021, 06:52
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Mar 6, 2021, 06:52
 
Blue - if this is your first time getting involved with a HOA, boy are you in for at treat.

Also enjoy it when you or someone you care about gets histoplasmosis.
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Mar 6, 2021, 06:31
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Mar 6, 2021, 06:31
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God knows I won't come to the defense of a major corporation often (especially one that accidentally overcharged customers 16 BILLION dollars) but they were a little busy trying to prevent a system overload that could have left the *entire state* without power for potentially weeks. I think that in this case it can be understood why the charges - which are designed to be automatic based on supply and demand - weren't a top priority.

I don't give them a pass for being woefully unprepared, in case anyone thinks I went soft.
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Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 5, 2021, 14:21:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 5, 2021, 14:13:
Wasn't the NFL a non-profit company until very recently?
Sounds familiar. I think the idea was supposed to be they were "only administering" the league. Which consisted of 32, for profit, privately owned teams. Don't recall what caused them to lose their status.

I thought they voluntarily gave up their non-profit status. Probably to avoid being investigated.
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Mar 5, 2021, 16:20
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Things that make you say whaaa?
“Fired ERCOT leader refuses more than $800,000 severance pay in storm aftermath”
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Mar 5, 2021, 14:54
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Teddy wrote on Mar 5, 2021, 14:43:
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 5, 2021, 13:50:
It appears that Kentucky wants to go full on authoritarian state with a bill that would make it illegal to insult, taunt or challenge a law enforcement officer.
And it’s getting pushback that unconstitutional nonsense deserves.
"It threatens free speech, it criminalizes homelessness and it's written specifically to intimidate protesters in response to the protests that began last year occurring around the death of Breonna Taylor," said Kia Nishida of the ACLU of Kentucky.
Meanwhile, Corey Shapiro, an attorney with the ACLU of Kentucky, said "the idea that the legislature would be criminalizing speech in such a way is offensive."
"Verbally challenging police action — even if by insult or offensive language — is a cornerstone of our democracy," Shapiro told the Courier-Journal. "And the First Amendment protects people's ability to express themselves, even if it's using offensive words to the police."
If you can’t handle a “Your Momma” joke you may want to pick a different line of work.

"To find out who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." - Strom

It may have been a douchebag who said it originally, but that doesn't make it any less true.

Right, which is why the founders placed such a high value on freedom of speech.
COVID infections: 133M - - - COVID deaths: 3M - - - Death rate: 2%
Vaccines administered: 711M - - - Vaccine deaths: 7 - - - Death rate: 0.00000001%
Your choice is clear.
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RedEye9 wrote on Mar 5, 2021, 13:50:
It appears that Kentucky wants to go full on authoritarian state with a bill that would make it illegal to insult, taunt or challenge a law enforcement officer.
And it’s getting pushback that unconstitutional nonsense deserves.
"It threatens free speech, it criminalizes homelessness and it's written specifically to intimidate protesters in response to the protests that began last year occurring around the death of Breonna Taylor," said Kia Nishida of the ACLU of Kentucky.
Meanwhile, Corey Shapiro, an attorney with the ACLU of Kentucky, said "the idea that the legislature would be criminalizing speech in such a way is offensive."
"Verbally challenging police action — even if by insult or offensive language — is a cornerstone of our democracy," Shapiro told the Courier-Journal. "And the First Amendment protects people's ability to express themselves, even if it's using offensive words to the police."
If you can’t handle a “Your Momma” joke you may want to pick a different line of work.

"To find out who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." - Strom

It may have been a douchebag who said it originally, but that doesn't make it any less true.
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Mar 5, 2021, 14:21
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Mar 5, 2021, 14:21
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 5, 2021, 14:13:
Wasn't the NFL a non-profit company until very recently?
Sounds familiar. I think the idea was supposed to be they were "only administering" the league. Which consisted of 32, for profit, privately owned teams. Don't recall what caused them to lose their status.
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Mar 5, 2021, 14:16
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As for the geese, I definitely recommend contacting the requisite agencies first, and seeing what's required. If possible, I suggest staying anonymous throughout this process. Even though it sounds like you may have tipped your hand a bit already, at least you still have some plausible deniability. HOAs can make you absolutely miserable if they set their mind to it, and there often can be very little recourse.
COVID infections: 133M - - - COVID deaths: 3M - - - Death rate: 2%
Vaccines administered: 711M - - - Vaccine deaths: 7 - - - Death rate: 0.00000001%
Your choice is clear.
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Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 5, 2021, 14:08:
Some of the US laws around corporations are ridiculous. ERCOT is supposedly a "nonprofit corporation". Uh huh, sure. They are subject to oversight by The Public Utility Commission of Texas, but I'm guessing that's nothing but a rubber stamp, especially considering they are appointed by the governor. I'd also guess a careful examination of their finances will turn up some "interesting" fund distributions....


Wasn't the NFL a non-profit company until very recently?
COVID infections: 133M - - - COVID deaths: 3M - - - Death rate: 2%
Vaccines administered: 711M - - - Vaccine deaths: 7 - - - Death rate: 0.00000001%
Your choice is clear.
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Mar 5, 2021, 14:08
 
Some of the US laws around corporations are ridiculous. ERCOT is supposedly a "nonprofit corporation". Uh huh, sure. They are subject to oversight by The Public Utility Commission of Texas, but I'm guessing that's nothing but a rubber stamp, especially considering they are appointed by the governor. I'd also guess a careful examination of their finances will turn up some "interesting" fund distributions....

“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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