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Red Gauntlet , SASS 60619

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  1. In most states, parents have no rights to their children's money. Kids may get money from other sources than being child stars or inventors: inheritance from grandparents, funds from personal injury settlements, etc.

     

    Such funds need to be in guardianships or other protected accounts during  the kid's minority. Often a parent is the guardian. If the parent takes money without court approval, this would be regarded as theft. Children have no legal obligation to support their parents, unlike vice versa.

     

    If there is a genuine household need, including a car repair that there's no money for, the court can be asked to permit a withdrawl of the child's funds if it is found that the child is benefitted.

     

    So, it would be inadvisable to take the money without such approval.

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  2. 2 hours ago, Cypress Sun said:

     

    I saw one about 30 years ago or so in Florida. Got dark(er) for a few minutes. Meh.

    I can't believe the money some folks are spending on travel, etc. to see it but it's not my money.

     

    Definitely worth a couple of motel rooms and a tank of gas....

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  3. It's an experience. Totality passed through the North Oregon coast a few years back and we were there. Very uncanny as the world literally falls dark like nighttime. It was worth it.

     

    Doesn't last long. And you need to be in the actual totality path. Just outside it's only a bit of twilight feel.

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  4. 1 hour ago, Sgt. C.J. Sabre, SASS #46770 said:

    And if I were a betting man, I'd bet that Baldwin gets away with his part.

     

    It will be interesting to follow when his trial comes in July.

     

    First, the jury won't be composed of people who have a serious animus against Baldwin personally, as many pards here do. They will likely be much more neutral.

     

    Second, he'll likely have a couple of high-profile beloved movie personalities testifying that on set the actor has a right to rely on the 'cold gun' assurance, as they have themselves many times in their own illustrious careers. Tom Hanks types-don't mean Hanks personally, but that type of well-liked and trusted star or stars.

     

    Third, high authority from the Screen Actors' Guild will say much the same.

     

    Fourth, fifth, etc: fill in the blanks (so to speak...).

  5. I never did it and I don't remember anybody else doing it in court. In depostions I may have heard it a  few times. I never did there either-- why remind them?

     

    As for'strenuous' objections, yeah, you do hear that a lot. But not nearly as much as, "I'll be brief, your honor"....

  6. I have two (actual) Stetson fedoras, one black, one brown, that each cost about $350, marketed (and marked) by Stetson as 100% beaver felt, a claim that I have no reason to doubt. Weather has no effect on them, unlike lesser hats I've owned.

     

    [I say 'actual' because the linked article, and other places, seem sometimes to use 'stetson' as generic for cowboy hats, rather than the brand.]

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  7. Exalauno Day is March 4th; a pun on the Greek verb 'exalauno' meaning "March forth", recurrently used in Xenophon's "Anabasis of Cyrus", (often translated as The March Upcountry or the March of the Ten Thousand).

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    Xenophon's story is quite true, about the long escape of ten thousand Greek mercenaries from the heart of Persia after their leader, a claimant to the Persian throne, was killed. Took place in the generation before Alexandert the Great.

     

    I read it a few years back after a respected acquaintance described it as 'the greatest true adventure story ever written'. It qualifies, and it is not a hard read. 

     

    Roxbury Latin School invented the holiday a century or so ago, and it makes the news now and then....

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  8. 1 hour ago, PowderRiverCowboy said:

    Must have watched what was on when I went to work this morning lol.
     Sucks they ordered the people that lived and farmed there Leave you have xx days 

     

    It was total war. Same thing happened at Hanford/Tri-cities Washington.

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  9. 8 hours ago, Buckshot Bob said:

    As I understand it so far everything in Ny has been civil court 

     

    Yes. The 'fines' assessed against LaPierre and others are to be repaid to t'he NRA, not the state.

     

    That was the jury part of the case. The case is now before the judge on future governance issues. He long ago dismissed the AG's attempts to dismantle the NRA. Probably the only way to get rid of the current board and reorganize the governance will be by the Court. The board will never do it itself.

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  10. 'Geometric' basalt pipes are found lots of places; Washington state has loads of them. When thick basaltic lava cools, it contracts. Geometric 'pipes' are produced. Think of similar formations in drying mud.

     

    Haven't seen those cubic formations before, though. I would guess a similar process.

  11. 6 hours ago, Dawg Hair, SASS #29557 said:

    Costner has come a long way since "Silverado".  I used to not really like him until he played Frank Hamer in "the Highwaymen".  I think he plays good roles now.

     

    He was outstanding as Hamer.

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