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Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

Fries have eyes?

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

Our primary is on Tuesday -- I’ll vote Democratic this time and looks like my vote is going to Warren -- she’s in second place behind Sanders. My logic? Keep their primary going as long as possible and hope for a brokered convention -- that seems to be what would help Trump most in the general election, especially if Sanders somehow doesn’t get the nomination.

Biden keeps dropping in California.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

You would think our deal to withdraw from Afghanistan would be a big news story…

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago
Reply to  Machinist

Hello, Mac. Happy Leap Day to you and Elena.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago
Reply to  Machinist

You’re welcome, Mac -- I too was interested in hearing Dv8’s story. On the faith/God side, I miss JtB’s posts here.

dv8 - something whimsical but not grim
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Reply to  Sven 2-0

Has anyone heard from him? I miss all the old wheelies.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

There’s much concern over where mystery coronavirus infections are coming from -- those people infected with the virus that haven’t had contact with other infected people, contact with foreign travelers, etc. I suspect that coronavirus has been here for years, but we never tested for it and just thought it was the more common flu.

Teh bestest place ever is scrambling to come up with contingency plans and isn’t doing a good job of it. As usual, the lack of accessible institutional knowledge makes it difficult for any team to easily figure out what should be done. Lack of leadership doesn’t help either -- like there’s been no announcements as to what if anything the business is doing/considering. In that void, individual departments are coming up with their own policies without coordination with corporate or other departments. For instance, one department has banned onsite visits with vendors/reps from outside the US; another department has banned onsite visits with anyone from out of state if they flew in.

I’d bet we aren’t alone in not being prepared.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago
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Uh, I hate to mention this, Mac, the whole boot-strapping thing is a hoax.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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This woman being a freakin’ member of Congress is a joke, but there you have it.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

Someone should ask her if it’s possible to tip over an island.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Caturday greetin’s from surprisingly pleasant Camarillo, CA. GN!

Hi, Sven and Mac!

Fries have eyes?

I occasionally find aged taters in the larder which have eyes, so I suppose it’s possible.

Mac --

I’m telling Mac that you ratted-out Mac.

Brenda and I were reminiscing earlier this morning about when we both got a nasty HellColdFlu back in -- I think -- ’16. And how we just rode it out as best we could. Good times, good times.

Beware…after sundown on Leap Day comes…

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Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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ThePlagueFairy
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1 year ago

Haaaaaaa, I actually saw that movie!

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

Teh bestest place ever focuses on tasks and projects, but never on process. As large as they are, it’s a mystery to me as to why.

It looks like you made the right choices throughout your career, Mac, and took the right risks.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
1 year ago

Happy Caturday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Sven, Mac, and Fatwa!

A lot of posts to read through this morning -- well done!

If the coronavirus spreads asymptomatically, we would expect to have cases arise where there is no known nexus with an infected individual. If that’s the case, the only way to reduce the spread of the disease is through strict quarantine efforts, including strict immigration control.

Mac -- in regards to management, in education people move into management directly from teaching -- you can’t get there any other way. This means you’ve got a supply of people performing management tasks that don’t necessarily have any talent at it. They also tend to have a very provincial view of how things should work. My boss, for example, does a really good job, but the idea of rewarding stellar performance with a pay raise is foreign to her.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

In my experience, companies often promote people to management slots because that’s the only way they can give them more money and retain them, the employee being maxxed out in terms of salary in their current position.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
1 year ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

In education, the jump to management usually occurs within the first 7 years, when teachers still have lots of salary growth left. It does give one an immediate, large boost, but the move is entirely at the initiation of the teacher, not a promotion from the school. It’s a very different world.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

Well said.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

YEAH! for Joe Biden! He’s alive! Although he probably thinks he won California.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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He won CA for the first time right after his arrest in South Africa. 👿

We’ll see how many primary voters Choo-Choo-Choose goofy Uncle Joe.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

I can’t believe he took the time to go to South Africa while 150 million Americans were being slaughtered in the streets.

ThePlagueFairy
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1 year ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

Drive by snerk

dv8 - something whimsical but not grim
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27 delegates for Biden
7 for Sanders
with 89? reporting.
54 total delegates available.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

Safe travels, Brother Arbuckle.