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Not exactly the mouse and the lion...
 
Them feelings
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+Doug Poston, this is why I escort spiders out of the house. 

(OK,  there are other reasons, but still...)
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WTF WTF WTF. Extra special ping +Christof Harper +Joshua Lee +משה פרומר what on earth? It sounds like a hoax handed out by someone there, but frankly if it gets Putin's people more popularity points in that region... 
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USA Today seems to have been updating their story some, and this article (once you skip the first graf or so) has some useful updates as well: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/jews-must-register-flyer-in-ukraine-an-echo-of-babi-yar/2014/04/18/
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Interesting weather NWS reports for next week...

_The global models continue to converge on a solution bringing a cold
upper level trough across the region on Tuesday. Ahead of this
system...a period of gusty southwest winds is looking more likely on
Monday afternoon/evening. The 12z GFS is about 9-12 hours faster
than the 12z European model (ecmwf) with precipitation reaching northeast California and the
Tahoe basin Monday night. The best chance for precipitation across western
Nevada valleys looks to be during the day on Tuesday when the core
of the upper level trough is centered over the region. Highs on
Tuesday are forecast to be at least 15 degrees colder than Monday
with highs in the low 50s across western Nevada valleys and near 40
at Lake Tahoe. Snow levels will lower to most valley floors by
Tuesday night...but this will be after the bulk of the precipitation
has occurred. Travel impacts on Tuesday will likely be confined to
the highest passes as any snow that falls will have trouble
sticking given the high sun angle for this time of year and the
recent warm spell._
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When the new logo was unveiled, the "Der Weatherschnitzel" jokes started almost immediately.

(I expect that's only relevant to places that have the fast food chain, mostly Western US. But still pretty funny.)
 
A first look at the new and improved WU! We've just launched our new site design and here's a look at our new logo. It's the first time in 19 years that we've changed our logo. For more info on the redesign process, visit:

www.wunderground.com/redesign?cm_ven=gp

#weather   #wunderground  
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giggle. schnitzle. chuckle. snortBWAhahahaha!
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"In the end, Stevenson’s party, and Lehrer’s, lost — and with it, at least to Lehrer's mind, a prevailing sense of humor. “Things I once thought were funny are scary now," he told People magazine in 1982. "I often feel like a resident of Pompeii who has been asked for some humorous comments on lava.”
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At the moment, if you use a coupon or like a General Mills product on Facebook, you permanently forfeit the right to resolution of any case against them in a public court. Instead, you're required to go through arbitration. 

This is insane. 

It will probably stand.

The issue of arbitrability is, itself, arbitable. A contract can delegate questions about the validity of its arbitration clause, and the unconscionability of same, to the arbitrator himself The trial court (if any such thing exists) is left with no other questions than "does a contract exist." If it does, then all questions related to arbitration are left for the arbitrator to decide. 

It is conceivable that an appellate court, faced with a decision on this contract, would decide that the FAA did not contemplate arbitration clauses this insane. It's even conceivable that the arbitrator might decide that the clause empowering him was unconscionable. But, of course, you can't appeal an arbitrator's decision about the arbitrability of a contract. So every potential litigant must individually get a decision from the arbitrator, and -- in the event that the arbitrator decides that arbitration is within his power -- it is extraordinarily procedurally difficult to bring the issue before a court with the power to decide the issue once and for all.
The company said the policy, which said consumers “joining our online communities” could not sue the company, did not apply to its Facebook and Twitter accounts.
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I'm guessing this will last all of 10 minutes in an actual court, like email legal warnings, EULAs, and the like.
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Ok. This beats Yiddish hands down.

(Wishes she knew some 90 year old old school NY Yiddish Socialists she could ask if they had a metaphor as colorful as "tradesman's entrance.")
 
Cuz, ya know I'm all about the tradesman's entrance...
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:-lol
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Good outline on how headlines twist reality.
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Jumping to conclusions from a lack of data is a national pastime.
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To my friends in PA, +Kelly Ohlert especially - do any of you know what state resources are available in a case like this?
 
Hello to all my G + family and friends. I've shared with some of you about the battle my dad is fighting with cancer. My Dad has officially been diagnose with a Cancer called  GIST. (Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor). It is a form of sarcoma cancer.  It is a slow growing cancer and that is why he wasn't diagnosed sooner.

My dad's is unfortunately in operable. These tumors are characterized by attaching to the connective tissues in your body.  Because they attach to tissue, it makes it not treatable with Chemo,Radiation or surgery. It is not localized like other forms of cancer. He has tumors throughout him (stomach, middle of  abdomen, on liver , on his right lung just to name a few places). The only way he can be treated for GIST, is through a daily dose of ORAL cancer medication.

Here is where my heart just sinks and I just want to cry, not just because I'm his daughter but also because I am a pharmacy tech. I  want my Dad around for a long time to come, not just for me but for his grand-kids as well.

The pills that my Dad need are $11,000 for 1 month (30 days) without insurance. The Medication is called Gleevec. There is NO generic equivalent as most medications like this one only treat a very special diagnosis - cancer.  This is a class of medications that can't be a generic.

WITH  insurance which my dad DOES have, The pills are $3,000 for the first month, the second month they are $2,775, the 3rd fill if they are working then it is $2,022. Finally IF they are still working they are $400 per month through January 1st of 2015. Then the game begins again for the next year. So it will be August before they are even reasonable. If you consider $400 per month reasonable.

But here are 2 Problems we have:
1. If Dad is allergic or has a negative affect then my parent are out any money they put in. Then  the pills have to be disposed of and they will have to find another treatment. And the financial strain will begin again.

2.I love parents very much and my mom and Dad are not rich by any means. There is no way that they can afford this. Dad is 70 and Retired from being a Logger and mom is 64 and ready to retire this summer from a long life as a Nurse. Even if she worked full time and puts off retiring, and every cent went to paying for the treatment, there is no way they can pay for the pills.

What are some options that my parents can do to get assistance for paying for the medication? They live in northern PA.

We found a coupon for 85% off but most of the time they are not usable by people on a government insurance program . Dad is retired and on Medicare. Mom's insurance doesn't cover Dad because he is covered by Medicare. So this makes things even harder.

How can we help? I appreciate you reading this since it was a long post. I also appreciate any help you can offer me and my parents.

We are not asking for money and we are not looking for a handout. My parents are to proud to ever take anything.

But what we are looking for are Ideas of how we can get them assistance.


#Cancer
#cancertreatement
#GIST  

Please re-share. Please ask people to comment on my original tread so i can track assistance better.
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I don't know any more than would be accessible via a Google search. It's been a long time since I've been involved in the health systems.
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So far this looks like it was in part at least a drive-by shooting. 
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Okay, let me try again. "hypervigilance" is considered difficult, emotionally wearing, a sign AND a cause of PTSD, and all sorts of other negative psychobabble.

it isn't. It's just like the daiper wearing dudes in the east say (or gurdjieff) - it's being AWAKE, HERE and NOW.
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I'm the Correct Blanche.  Google Profile Request wants me to make absolutely sure. I help raise goats, rabbits, ducks, and chickens.  I live rural.  Farming is not Gardening.  Just in case you were wondering. Gardening rarely involves things like plumbing, waste management, animal midwifery, and pulling two inch thick sheets of ice off stock tanks. I'm having a lot more fun this way.
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