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The "40+" "Old Timers Thread.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Matic, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. Jul 21, 2013 at 9:01 PM
    DoorDing

    DoorDing Someone was there .

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    "Uncle" was a smart move for all involved. He knows how to get in touch and has. The boy could've done far worse.
     
  2. Jul 21, 2013 at 9:47 PM
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    Ya... I had to pull a few $trings with Social Services to make all of the arrangements.
    It was obvious that I was supporting the family with two jobs and wasn't home to witness the alleged issues. CPS interviewed family members on both sides. While all owned homes, Mom's side wasn't far from a trailer park.

    $o I u$ed some leverage, and rea$oned with the $ocial worker that my $ister$ home was a more $table environment than being bounced through fo$ter home$. He $aid that it is highly unu$ual for a family member to participate in an adoption, but the background check$ of my family and $urpri$e vi$it$ to my $i$ter'$ home $howed a $olid environment and they $aw no rea$on that they $ould not allow a full adoption to proceed if Tammy and I were willing to relinqui$h our parental right$.

    So we did, and as soon as it was final, I gave the ex the boot and she moved back in with her dad.

    Understand this was a no-win for us. We followed all of their rules. Went to their parenting classes and counseling sessions. They'd grant custody for a month, then put him back into foster care saying that there was no evidence that we had "bonded"... no shit Sherlock. He's been in our home for 1 month out of the last 12 and he can't even talk yet!

    If I had the money for a good attorney, I'd have fucked them over hard.
    The whole basis for the seizure was a diagnosed "Failure to Thrive" because he was moderately underweight.
    At the time they released him to my sister's permanent custody, they ruled that the "underweight" status was genetic and saw no need for further medical treatment.

    At the time, I was 135 lbs.
     
  3. Jul 21, 2013 at 9:52 PM
    scocar

    scocar being weird again....still

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    In close proximity to an undisclosed location
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    Looks like a Class A DB
    You've done Steve Perry a disservice, sir.
     
  4. Jul 21, 2013 at 9:53 PM
    DoorDing

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    I hate hearing about how The System dropped the ball. I know it happens, but it's always a good reminder when someone shares their story; sorry it was you. One good thing came out of it. If you had any doubts about your sister and brother-in-law, that should've settled them.
     
  5. Jul 21, 2013 at 10:02 PM
    Rich91710

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    It was the hair.

    And I said "not as good looking"

    I'd fuck Steve Perry in the ass before I'd fuck Lungboy :D
     
  6. Jul 21, 2013 at 10:06 PM
    Rich91710

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    Ya, I really never figured out what the genesis was. I know a couple of our neighbors wanted me to fuck them, and I know one (Navy wife) seemed to have something against my wife. I really suspect that it was the latter.

    Who knows... maybe my wife fucked her hubby. Wouldn't surprise me.




    I should have fucked the two neighbors rather than just our roommate :D
     
  7. Jul 21, 2013 at 10:07 PM
    DoorDing

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    If I'd had a lung transplant, I'd be in a lot of pain after reading that. :D
     
  8. Jul 21, 2013 at 10:09 PM
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    LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. Jul 22, 2013 at 12:09 AM
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  10. Jul 24, 2013 at 12:04 AM
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    I'm watching Concorde: The Final Flight, thinking about the SR-71 and the Shuttle, and I came across this video in another thread:

    http://youtu.be/Dxy4n0UT82o

    Which reminded me of this video:

    http://youtu.be/IjYkYQDweVg

    Note that Honda's past looked a hell of a lot more exciting than their present.

    I'd sure like to see evidence that we aren't on the downhill side of greatness. I know lots of amazing tech has appeared over the last 20 years, but as was said on the Concorde documentary, for the first time in recent memory, humanity is taking a step back. When I was a kid, I knew we'd have a moon base and be on Mars by now. No doubt about it. Now, I don't think humanity could muster the cooperation and will to land on the moon in ten years.
     
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  11. Jul 24, 2013 at 7:24 AM
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    OZ-T Did you get your precious photos ?

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    That Concorde documentary is great
     
  12. Jul 24, 2013 at 7:18 PM
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    It was. I didn't realize it's been grounded for 10 years now.

    Several years ago, I had a chance to examine an SR-71 a little closer than normal. It's hard to really get a feel for how big the plane is until you're standing next to the afterburner assembly. Pure raw awesome power.
     
  13. Jul 25, 2013 at 8:05 PM
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    Incredible bird.

    I saw it at one of it's last appearances at the airshow at Edwards.
     
  14. Jul 25, 2013 at 8:14 PM
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    I never saw a Concorde or Blackbird in flight, but I've enjoyed a B-1B flyover at 500 feet, with full afterburner. The organizers of the town parade got a bit more excitement than they wanted (screaming kids & shattered windows), but I was grinning for minutes.
     
  15. Jul 25, 2013 at 8:29 PM
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    I see the SR-71 every once in a while flying near me but never land. Touch and Goes since there are no chase cars at the airport I am near.

    Last time I saw a B1-B was when I was landing at the airport on Oahu and the HI Air National guard had them parked near their hangers. That was a while ago though. I do remember seeing one at a airshow back in the 80's during my younger years and being in awe.
     
  16. Jul 27, 2013 at 1:28 PM
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    VE7OSR 'interfering with Darwin since 1990'

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    latest project I'm working on; one of the things I do for fun - providing wilderness experiences to those with mobility challenges that might not normally get the chance to, or want to get back out there connecting to nature.

    http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/awe--2

    https://www.facebook.com/adaptivewildernessexperience

    Yes, we're looking for financial support through crowd source funding, and this is me spreading the word. If you like what we're doing, have questions, feel free to ask or share with others if you like. And if not that's okay too.
     
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  17. Jul 27, 2013 at 4:04 PM
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    Finally a vaca for reals, resisting the urge to throw the Blackberry into the ocean and just say fuck it, I'm stayin here, greetings from the Oregon Dunes
    [​IMG]
     
  18. Jul 27, 2013 at 4:17 PM
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    Nice! :jellydance:
     
  19. Jul 27, 2013 at 6:47 PM
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    ^^^ echo that ...sun, sand, ocean!!!
     
  20. Jul 27, 2013 at 8:03 PM
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    Get a good picture of the truck out there and send it to Vin.
     

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