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  •  Thanks LP! (7+ / 0-)

    Good things to know about - and you finded thems!  ;)  How are all the Watchers?  How many GW's think the old Macondo is burping every now and again, relief well or not?  I still do...remembering Fishgrease's words:  leaks don't get better.  Sigh.  I wish he could give us some sage advice.  And I do hope those who will not testify can be given immunity (and possibly a new identity?) so as to clear up what happened on that rig.  BP needs to own what they did - and if it causes them to go into some sort of bankruptcy situation like Johns-Manville, that might be appropriate.  The Gulf and her people have taken a hit that will continue to cause harm, this we know.
    A little OT but my Dad died peacefully on Oct. 8.  He had a lot of terrible health problems in the last year, and he was 84...so it was, in a way, merciful that he will not have to continue to fight.  I am holding up, not to worry, but I do feel like I'm in some time continuum or something.  
    Thanks again, LP...you know, I could use some new bling...and I'm wondering about your hubs?  Hope all is well.
    Let's cheer on President Obama, and thanks for the nice ending with the St. Vincent reminder.  It's important that we help each other!  
    XO

    Think what you are doing today. -Fred Rogers

    by JanL on Tue Oct 16, 2012 at 03:28:46 PM PDT

    •  Sorry about your dad, JanL, (6+ / 0-)

      but I agree death is sometimes merciful. When my mom died in her sleep at 92, I definitely felt that way. My "time continuum" feelings lasted a while, then kind of tapered off.

      Wishing you and yours all the best. And Obama, too, of course ;0

      "Let each unique song be sung and the spell of differentiation be broken" - Winter Rabbit

      by cotterperson on Tue Oct 16, 2012 at 03:43:01 PM PDT

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    •  Hugs for you, JanL, and good memories (6+ / 0-)

      of your Dad. It might take a while for that disjointed feeling to fade, but it will. {{{{{JanL}}}}}

       Hubby's father was healthy until his last year also, experienced many things going wrong all at once, then left us peacefully, at home, in his sleep. Yes; a blessing.

      Hubby is good... PET scan was clear, so we're getting sort of back to "normal" - but I'm not sure if we're ever what would be considered normal.

      And in the Gulf there are most likely burps, but there's probably still a lot of oil trapped in that wreckage too. Think of the Arizona in Pearl Harbor still leaking after all these years.

      Wonder how many plugged and abandoned wells all across the Gulf could be burping right now... yuck. I don't like to think of it.

      Bling? Kosmail me - I have gotten a webstore up and running, finally. :-)

      "In other words, if we bust our butts, there's an even chance things will get better; and if we sit on our butts, there's a major chance things will go completely to hell". --- G2geek

      by Lorinda Pike on Tue Oct 16, 2012 at 03:49:26 PM PDT

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    •  My deepest condolences on the loss of your Dad. (1+ / 0-)
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      It is still such a sorrowful event even when losing someone means a release from their suffering. Hugs.

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