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Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Sadly, CorporateToolK must go to work today. And I’ve got roofing-related stuff to do (plus spent a couple of hours yesterday on paperwork / phone calls).

Ergo: Monday…gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!1!

(Drat…Photobucket’s being dodgy this morning, so no carefully curated Monday GIF; tarnation!)

BBL.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Here’s teh Monday GIF; it may or may not appear given what’s going on with PB.

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Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
3 years ago

Good morning and happy Monday, GN! Thanks, Fatwa, for the Paris Hilton vid. Cool.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Hai, Sven!

“Paris Hilton”; heeeeeeeeee!

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
3 years ago

Good morning, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Sven!

I’m sorry Teh Lurvely BrendaK has to work today, but glad that she is gainfully employed.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Heya, Paddy!

Mrs. A. and I are both grateful she’s gainfully employed. (And that it looks to be a pretty good year for roofing in SoCal, too.)

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
3 years ago

Huh. Who could have foreseen this?

“It’s like a tidal wave of expenses coming our way,” said San Jose Unified trustee Kimberly Meek.

Despite a bright economic climate, voter-approved state tax hikes and $74.5 billion that California will devote to K-12 education and community colleges in 2017-’18 — a $3.1 billion year-over-year increase — schools are in financial distress.

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/07/02/tidal-wave-of-expenses-in-looming-california-school-budget-crisis/

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
3 years ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

Faced with significant salary hikes and ballooning health benefit and pensions, school districts across the state scrambled to balance their budgets at the end of the fiscal year.

Gee, I wonder where those “significant salary hikes and ballooning health benefit and pensions” came from? Factor in the poor decision-making by the SJW’s who run the CalPERS and CalSTRS pension systems and you’ve got a real problem on your hands.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
3 years ago

What? The well is running dry?!?

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
3 years ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

Increase the taxes!

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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CalPERS was already in deep voodoo at least 15 years ago. (In part because they foolishly assumed that they were gonna pull an 8%+ return every single year like that was some immutable law of nature.)

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
3 years ago

CalPERS is currently assuming a 7.5% rate of return, but after failing to meet that for two years running, has decided to lower their ROR to 7% by 2020. They’ll lower it a modest 1/8th of a point in the 2017-18 fiscal year, then another 1/8th in 2018-19, and 1/4 point in 2019-20. Yeah, that pretty much says, “Let’s pretend to make changes and hope a miracle happens.”

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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They’ll never learn. Wonder how many tens of billions (or more) they’re short these days? 👿

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
3 years ago

The unfunded liability is about $113 billion.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
3 years ago

My cousin called while I was at work today -- his sister is improving. Not improving to like she’ll live -- but improving enough to maybe move to an assisted living facility. It’s quite incredible, although long term there still appears to be little to no hope.

I honestly don’t know if this is good or bad news and I hope you all understand what i mean by that.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Reply to  Sven 2-0

…and I hope you all understand what i mean by that.

I believe I do.

I hope that however it plays out will be the least carpy way for your cousin. (Don’t mean to sound cavalier; sometimes there ain’t no purty way to express things.)

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
3 years ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

I understand, Sven. It seems wrong to pray for a swift, painless death, but it isn’t.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Several of the neighbors are already lighting-off fireworks; excellent! (As they almost always stop at 22:00 per local noise ordinances.)

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