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Post  Iago on Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:12 pm

This is almost as good as the Blue Jeans Cable demolition of Monster Cable's attempt to threaten them:

http://gawker.com/this-is-how-you-respond-to-an-unjust-cease-and-desist-l-514155395
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Post  ethelred on Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:38 am

great response

7 day, 19 hours, 52 min, 02 sec
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Post  ADOR on Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:33 am

Rock on, my kind of lawyer.
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Post  Iago on Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:57 pm

Only a week to go, ethelred?
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Post  ethelred on Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:22 am

4 DAYS, 20 HOURS, 8 MIN, 0 SEC
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Post  Iago on Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:46 am

Sparta will never be the same.  I expect to feel the tremors from this far away!
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Post  Seamaster on Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:00 pm

The actual response, in my opinion, is better than the Blue Jeans response, but the latter still wins on overall points and for making a larger statement.

What's the countdown about?
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Post  Iago on Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:59 pm

Retirement.
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Post  Seamaster on Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:34 pm

Congratulations, ethelred! Enjoy retirement.
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Post  Iago on Sat Jul 06, 2013 4:07 am

He appears to have retired from the internet as well.
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Post  Seamaster on Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:28 pm

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Post  Iago on Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:41 pm

Patience; he has not sobered up yet. This is Wisconsin, after all.
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Post  ethelred on Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:34 pm

Just got back from vacation--if you can call Disney World with the kids and grandkids a vacation Wink Wink Smile  The trip went well but the rain was unending, and I don't just mean the typical afternoon Florida showers. It rained on and off each day except our last day there when we toured the Kennedy Space Center. At least we got out before the hurricane rolls in this week.

I'm still working part-time to pay for the fuel for the rv and the other "necessary" toys. Thanks for the well wishes.
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Post  ADOR on Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:39 pm

What? You didn't stay for the Hurricane party?
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Post  Iago on Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:23 am

Wisconsin has damn near been experiencing a hurricane party of its own, though things seem to have calmed down for the last few weeks. I turned on our sprinklers one time this season prior to last week, and that was only because I had just put down gypsum and needed it watered immediately.
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Post  Seamaster on Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:35 pm

Needless to say, I haven't had to turn on the sprinklers at all this year . . .
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Post  Iago on Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:10 pm

Have you turned on the sump pump?
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Post  Seamaster on Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:41 am

Some people's sump pumps simply couldn't keep up. And some were downright overwhelmed with the amount of water that came in. Part of the problem with Calgary is that the older communities are near the Bow and Elbow rivers and in flood plains. These communities were built during the pioneering days where people needed to be near water for irrigation and, well, for survival. Those communities were hit the worst. Having said that, there are also newer communities, also in flood plains, that make you wonder what developers were thinking.

Here is an interesting opinion article from one of our local papers:

http://www.calgaryherald.com/opinion/columnists/osborn+foolish+think+worst+flood+behind/8622798/story.html
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Post  Iago on Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:47 pm

Interesting, if a bit confusing for someone who is not familiar with the area. FEMA did just redraw flood plain maps in our area, but so little of Osceola is potentially affected by flooding that it has little practical effect for us.
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Post  Seamaster on Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:01 am

Fair one. The general gist is that there are two large rivers running through Calgary and that the flood could have been worse, based on past floods and modelling data (which is, of course, hypothetical -- scientifically founded, but still hypothetical). The author fails to highlight that last part. At any rate, he then comments on communities that were built in known flood plains, and how that might not have been the best decision by developers. He has a point. The rest is political commentary on flood relief, and not really to do with the area.
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Post  Iago on Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:39 am

There are plenty of flood plain areas in Minnesota and Wisconsin, of course, and every time there is flooding it starts a fair debate about the wisdom of developing in those areas. Of course, you could apply the same argument to all of Tornado Alley, so the question becomes where do you draw the line?
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Post  Seamaster on Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:39 pm

Indeed.
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