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  1. I really need to win the lottery so I can retire and stay home. I just have no time to game. I own every gaming system and I have multiple games I have bought that are still sealed. I bought RDR2 and I just couldn't get into it--it was so slow and boring. I went back and played GTA5 and that was fun but again so immersive, I didn't scratch the surface on it. I have the newest Forza. Again huge game--no time invested in it.  I bought Days Gone launch day, played for two hours and I haven't been able to get back to it. I never finished Skyrim. I have the Witcher 3 sitting there sealed. It is frustrating.....

  2. Kraft's "special" legal team isn't the reason this case is going to go away. What they filed wasn't just a remedy available to rich guys.. Public Defenders and Pro Bono attorneys file Motions to Suppress by the boatloads every week and they prevail just as much as big dollar attorneys. 

    Law enforcement bumbled this one--plain and simple. I posted in this thread back in February that there were elements that jumped out to me as problematic for the DA. I erroneously believed Kraft may have taken a simple diversion offer to make it go away, but as the complete over-reaching by the sheriff became apparent, they realized they had a winner here. 

    What I will find interesting is how many lawsuits come out of this. People, such as the female patron, who was there getting a legit massage, were viewed by LE and their images are still stored on servers.  I bet this is going to cost that jurisdiction big time when it is all said and done. 

  3. Well that sucked....but great job Portland!! 

    Our young guys just couldn't get it done in the 4th. The future is bright, but this still hurts.

    What I like is the complete respect each team had for one another after the game. There wasn't any diva (Harden) going to the lockers. I am pulling for Portland now--would love to see the NBA absolutely blow a gasket hyping a Blazers/Bucks final. :lol:

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  4. Going to fire up the new grill today for the first time. We bought it during winter on a great sale. My concern is we had a monster blizzard with winds close to 100 mph that picked up this huge grill and threw it close to 15-20 feet across the yard. I went and got a new propane tank just because i didn’t trust the old tank to not be damaged during its “flight”. Man, I hope there isn’t something damaged in this thing and I end up in the ER. 

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  5. Watched The Prodigy last night.  Can't say I hated it--just seemed like a mishmash of other movies--the whole spirit of a serial killer inhabits someone else theme and then sprinkle in a little Omen vibe and you have this movie. I didn't fall asleep so I guess it had that going for it. 

    It has been so long since I have watched a really scary movie. Maybe I am just numb to everything. 

  6. 1 minute ago, ffldrew said:

    Well at least the Avalanche righted the ship - stayed in this and played like they should be there in a game 7 - a lazy play/bad call difference  - and I have a feeling they will be back with a great lineup coming in the future. I'm not happy but satisfied with the effort.

    You hate to be happy with “exceeding the expectations”, but this team did this beyond belief. 

    The future is bright. The experience this young Avs team got is priceless. 

    Good job Sharks!! 

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  7. So for us casual fans--where do they go from here? I mean is there another like really super bad guy that everyone has to come together yet again to beat. Like "Thanos? Thanos? That guy used to park my car. I am (insert really evil guy's name)."  And away we go......

    I am trying to get my wife to watch War so I have an excuse to go see this again. 

  8. 49 minutes ago, mr. furley said:

    not even that. someone else touching her hands? are you kidding me?? might as well drop a bucket of cow manure on her heard a la Double Dare.

    Our wives could be related. 😄

    Seriously I am thinking about get my wife an Ancestry kit. It is really a tough call because my wife is adopted and I am afraid how she will react. I know it is something she has mentioned she is really curious about. 

  9. 18 hours ago, Ilov80s said:

    You have really heard a person complain  that Burger King wasn’t doing enough for mental health? I mean outside of their food being bad for you. 

    You are right--completely right.

    I grew up watching the Jerry Lewis Telethon. We would get our pennies together and donate. As kids. we really felt like we did something. The excitement came when Jerry would change the numbers over to another  million and the crowd went wild. The big companies would come on and give Jerry the big checks and no one said well 7-11 or Anheuser Busch are just giving those checks so people will consume their product.

    That's what we have here. People are going to eat at Burger King--that is a given. if one person benefits from this campaign, it is awesome.

    This is a serious, way under-reported and under financed, problem in this country (and one that hits close to home). Any company willing to step up and help at all is appreciated, IMO.  

  10. 4 hours ago, Terminalxylem said:

    Why do you think shooting a sick animal is cruel? Assuming you don’t miss, it is quick and painless, and avoids the potential stress associated with going to the vet.

    Personally, if my pet was suffering with no hope of recovery,  I’d chose a home vet visit, but it’s hard to fault someone doing it the old fashioned way.

    Believe me I am not faulting anyone.  

    You know it is that whole city vs rural idea. My BIL has put his dogs down all his life via a .22 because he grew up that way. His view on animals is different because he had cattle and chickens all his life and they were there as a means to feed his family or send to the packing plant for money. You didn't grow attached to the chicken or the cow because it was soon to be a meal. 

    He is a great husband/father and has been there for my sister for 30 years. He never allowed a dog in the house ever, but he softened over the years because he knew what it meant to my sister and allowed their dog to stay in the house (and the reality is it would have been killed by coyotes). He let my sister have their last dog be put down by the home euthanasia because of what it meant to my sister. 

    I couldn't do it because the guilty would eat me alive, but I don't fault someone else's way of life 

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  11. 4 minutes ago, Despyzer said:

    I had the entire '84 set. I gave away the John Elway card and was happy to do so. I felt the absence of that card improved the value of my entire collection.

    Don't know much about sports and being a fan (or proper punctuation), do you? you have any more cards like that you want to give away 😜

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  12. 18 minutes ago, ragincajun said:

    CJ I didn’t know they did at home.  That’s good to know.  I was lucky that the Vet was very kind.  She rubbed his head and talked to him, and asked if it was ok if we said a prayer before.

    Yep there are multiple ones around me.  My sister is in a situation like Pro where she lives way out in the middle of nowhere. They had one come out to them for their dog. 

    She said they fed their girl some steak and just made her comfortable as the vet did the injection process. The vet would also take the body if they wanted, but they buried her on their land.

    Her husband typically did as Pro mentioned. He would just shoot their dogs when it was their time. I found that cruel, but I understand he grew up on a ranch and that is the way things are done in the country. 

  13. Pro it is tough I get it. I have had four cats in my life and all of them have meant the world to me. My first one was really sick when he was six. We did all we could to keep him alive, but it became unfair to him and us. We made the decision to euthanize him. As I was driving him to the vet, he had a seizure and died in my arms on the side of the road. 

    So I get your apprehension to put your guy through the whole vet routine. I guarantee if you do a search for at home euthanasia, you will find several in your area that will come to you. Just reading your posts, it seems like this would be the best route for you personally,  so you don’t have to live with the pain of having to do that your friend. 

  14. 15 hours ago, prosopis said:

    This is how I usually handle it. While I can and have done this I was looking for another way. It's one of the most difficult things I have done and leaves a mark on your soul. Shooting your best friend even when you know it is the right thing to do is not easy. Right now the best outcome for me would be that he pass away tonight while we are watching the baseball game. That is one of his favorite things to do with me. Chill, watch baseball, eat some snacks,nap. I'm really hoping for a natural passing here.

    I am not trying to be an ###, but putting my 20 year old cat down last year was one of the worst things I have ever done--especially since I held him as he passed--but what sucked equally is getting a new kitten 8 months later and having to put  this little thing down right away because he had FIP.

    Man, I appreciate what you are going through, but what you are doing is borderline animal cruelty. Your best friend is suffering--call an in-home service to euthanize him. If you can't afford it, bottom line you can't afford having a pet. They are compassionate and most work with you.

    Give him the decency and respect he deserves--no not deserves--he earned.

    Hang in there, pro....:(

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