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Re-accomodate is the newest buzzword

United badly overbooked their flight, as per usual. Then they needed four seats for their own staff (not sure how that works, don’t staff have their own seating?) and they had already allowed everybody to board and be seated. They asked for volunteers to leave for 400 dollars and an overnight stay in a hotel. […]

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Bug- if you’re squeamish about bugs don’t look.

I found this wandering down the same road I was on as I was on my way home from language lessons. It glittered under the glow of a streetlamp.   Tessaratomidae family, or shield bugs because they are shaped like shields. It’s a large family with members all over the world.  Stink bugs and harlequin […]

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Culturally Bullied into Silence

This story is worth reading.   Note that I disagree with her on gender and transgender issues that what I mostly would say to her is, “Good grief, what did you expect?  Your side brought this down on all of us, and it’s not going to get better until you wake up and realize cultural bullying, […]

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Organizing in our Philippine house

Clothes: In this house we have two closets. They have plenty of shelves, but the section to hang clothes is very small, compared to American standards. Also, the Boy is using one of the closets, leaving three of us to divvy up the single closet remaining.  We do not have any dressers because we didn’t […]

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Syrian MIssile Strikes and other news

The Case Against Immigration: It’s an emotional issue and people get their hackles up and make arguments based on idealism, how they wish things were without any regard, knowledge, or interest in how they *actually* are.  They talk about how we are a nation of immigrants without any idea of the historical facts behind that […]

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