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Feb 11, 2013
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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I may be a know-it-all, but I say "I was wrnog, you were right" all the time!
Oh please, you haven't said that to me once!

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Feb 11, 2013
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Any thoughts re: the Pope stepping down? My thought is that he has alzheimer's or dementia, and to me, that's a good reason to step down. I can understand riding it out if you have terminal cancer, ALS, etc., because your judgment isn't necessarily impaired, but to have cognitive brain changes that (1) keep you from performing your job and (2) don't inspire the public's confidence, that's very different.
If that is the case, kudos to him for thinking the papacy is too important to cling to it until death.
I was thinking it was something terminal, but alzheimers or some other dementia makes more sense.
(and isn't alzheimers basically a terminal illness anyway? Never heard of anyone coming back from that)

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Feb 11, 2013
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Can we call jmw anchorbaby now?
No, anchorbabies are born here.

Let's call her a foreign commie, instead!

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Jess in NJ wrote:
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Are you saying that you are good at math because you are male?
Where is all this man-hating coming from lately?

Is it because Christie turned out to be a liberal?

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I was thinking it was something terminal, but alzheimers or some other dementia makes more sense.
(and isn't alzheimers basically a terminal illness anyway? Never heard of anyone coming back from that)
I didn't think it was a terminal illness because it's the first time in like 800 years that a pope hasn't died in office.

And yes, alzheimer's eventually will kill you, but that can take 10-20 years. You're just as likely to die of cancer before the alzheimer's kills you.

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Feb 11, 2013
 
jmw out of curiosity, do you know how your mom was able to come here with you? Often there's a lottery involved (we have certain quotas/limits for variuos countries), or you ahve to get sponsored by another family member to come here.

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Feb 11, 2013
 
From what I've been told, alzheimer's eventually kills you because it's the brain dying, and once the parts that control necessarily bodily functions start to go, you're done for.

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I didn't think it was a terminal illness because it's the first time in like 800 years that a pope hasn't died in office.
A pope has never *resigned* in the 600 year history of papacy.

John Paul I died in office a month after his election.
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Oh please, you haven't said that to me once!
It's not been appropriate to do so.

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Feb 11, 2013
 
Wonder if this means the Catholic Church has to re-write its "Papal Retirement" benefit package?

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edogxxx wrote:
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A pope has never *resigned* in the 600 year history of papacy.
John Paul I died in office a month after his election.
Um, no.

1. The papacy is older than 600 years.
2. In the 1200s, a pope stepped down. that's the last time this has happened.

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Um, no.
1. The papacy is older than 600 years.
2. In the 1200s, a pope stepped down. that's the last time this has happened.
Heh. Nick told me I'm wrong. I was up at 5 this morning when they interrupted the news with this announcement and said it hadn't happened since the 1200s, but Nick said that it happened again a couple hundred years later.

damn it. Being wrong sucks. But I'll live.

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Sorry to whomever judged my post "agree" and "helpful."

hey, gym goers: I have an inconvenience to deal with -- going through a clean towel every day. Putting it in a plastic bag in my gym bag means I have to wash them after each use. A coworker suggested using a mcirofiber or chamois type cloth, like she's seen olympic divers use to quickly dry off after diving.

Any thoughts?(no towel service at my gym, and I don't really have a place at work where I can hang up a towel to dry.

I'm willing to accept the inconvenience and extra load of laundry each week, but thought I'd at least ask first.

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Feb 11, 2013
 
holy shit. Someone was shooting at random cars on the highway in the first eastern suburb out of st. paul, several people were shot, 10yo kid was killed.

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Feb 11, 2013
 
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jmw out of curiosity, do you know how your mom was able to come here with you? Often there's a lottery involved (we have certain quotas/limits for variuos countries), or you ahve to get sponsored by another family member to come here.
I don't know, actually. She had a sister already living here at the time, maybe that had something to do with it?

My mom did tell me that the luggage handlers in London were on strike that day and a random Irish guy pretended to be her cousin to help get us and all our crap on the plane and refused to accept a dime for thanks. Found that out today.

“It made sense at the time....”

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RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Heh. Nick told me I'm wrong. I was up at 5 this morning when they interrupted the news with this announcement and said it hadn't happened since the 1200s, but Nick said that it happened again a couple hundred years later.
damn it. Being wrong sucks. But I'll live.
the 1200s was the last voluntary resignation, in the 1400s the guy was run out of town, in a sense. i read 3 different wikipedia entries that have been updated already...

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Sorry to whomever judged my post "agree" and "helpful."
hey, gym goers: I have an inconvenience to deal with -- going through a clean towel every day. Putting it in a plastic bag in my gym bag means I have to wash them after each use. A coworker suggested using a mcirofiber or chamois type cloth, like she's seen olympic divers use to quickly dry off after diving.
Any thoughts?(no towel service at my gym, and I don't really have a place at work where I can hang up a towel to dry.
I'm willing to accept the inconvenience and extra load of laundry each week, but thought I'd at least ask first.
I tried some of them for a deployment several years ago. Maybe they are better now, but what I got at the time were crap. Well, maybe not crap, but not very useful for drying off quickly. It turned out to be less hassle to just do the extra load of laundry. They wicked off the water drops, but didn't really get me dry, you know what I mean? Probably good for the pool situation, but not for getting dressed right away.

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RACE, I heard a story on the radio that made me think of you.

It was an interview with a Viet Nam pow who composed poetry while a prisoner. Just published them in a book called "Taps on the Wall" which was how they communicated in the Hanoi Hilton.

He read one and it was really moving and I hate poetry.

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Screw the towel, go to work all funky and sweaty. Nothing sexier that a chick wearing a sweaty blouse...
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