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Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Today’s thread pic made me grin; thanks, Mac!

I really haven’t been following the Apple encryption story closely. But if the government does want Apple to build a backdoor into iOS, I’m glad that the company is -- at least publicly -- saying “hell no!”

As re John McAfee’s offer, I suspect it’s largely driven by his seeking the Libertarian Party’s nomination and that he’s looking for some publicity. Don’t know enough to assess what his chances of actually cracking the phone in question might be.

Since McAfee’s a bit of a nut, I’m hoping he doesn’t get the LP’s nomination; former two-term NM governor Gary Johnson’s running again and I find him to be a far more credible candidate. (Not that he’d have any real chance, but he’d furnish significantly better PR in re helping to “mainstream” the LP….which is something I’d like to see.)

Rabbit
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Rabbit
4 years ago

Mornin’ greetin’s!

Finally, FINALLY we are set to close on TMP at 3:30 today!!!!!!!!!! Unless we get hit by SMOD on the way there.
Ha!
Years ago, when BW & I were on our way to close on Teh Rabbit Hutch, a guy ran a redlight and totaled her car! I was turning left, uphill onto a freeway bridge and could not see the traffic. This Nigerian guy had done the same thing less than a month before. He hit us between the bumper & front driver side tire. We still limped it along to the closing. I didn’t go seek medical help until the next day (neck & back pain).

Yesterday was terrible for me. I was at the grocery store & started getting feeling clammy & sick. I made it out of there& drove home & as soon as I got inside, I headed for the bathroom & threw up. BW thought I was having a heart attack. Ha! No, it was just one of those migranes that make ya puke. I stayed in bed the rest of the afternoon. But recovered (pretty much) by evening.

So, hopefully today we can get Sis & ZS to the title office without too much drama…
Have a Jerrie-ific day!
(POO-f)

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
4 years ago

Happy Friday, Gerbil Nation!
We had an uneventful trip (aside from the rental car cluster-flop) and the weather is beautiful. We had a late dinner with Teh Younger, then met some of his suite-mates and saw his pictures from Cuba. We’re going to listen to a lecture by Elie Wiesel this morning, then figure out the rest of the weekend.

Y’all be safe now, y’hear?

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
4 years ago

RabBiT!!!!1!!eleventy!!!

Good luck on the closing and I sincerely hope your day is drama-less!

Sven
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Sven
4 years ago

Good morning,

Cool, Paddy: sounds like a great trip so far with things only getting better.

Sorry about the headache, Rabbit--likely stress and all that? But the end is in sight! Good luck today.

Hi Fatwa: re: Apple, I’m happy to see a liberal-oriented (or should that be “liberal-asian”?) corporation on the “wrong” side of the safety vs. liberty argument. Normally it’s gun owners and the NRA.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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RabBeet --

May the closing go smoothly…which includes no hassles re Sis and ZS.

Sorry you were indisposed yesterday and very glad you’re feeling better.

Paddy --

Thanks for checking in; enjoy the rest of your visit.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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Hai, Sneaky Sven!

Fatwa Arbuckle: Unperson
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P.J. O’Rourke: Even Stoned And 16, I Couldn’t Have Imagined This Dystopian Election

Greetings.

(Sorry for the Selective Service joke, Pat. Don’t worry—I happen to know you’ll flunk the draft physical.)

This is me—that is to say, you—in the year 2016, writing to you—meaning me—back then in what you’d call now.

I (you) need your (my) help preventing a disaster 48 years in the future. If you think the politics in “Amerika” is a bummer in 1968, wait until you see 2016.

Unless you do something, a terrifying idiot is going to be president of the United States.

Worth a read, IMHO.

Sven
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Sven
4 years ago

Wow, slow day here. Unless everyone is saving up their energy for FRIDAY NIGHT CAPTIONING!!!!!

Sven
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Sven
4 years ago

Waiting for a Rabbit update before we pop the champagne to celebrate.

Sven
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Sven
4 years ago

I’m happy that Obama found time in his busy schedule to walk by Scalia’s casket today.