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« Reply #255 on: September 03, 2021, 11:19:17 PM »
So yesterday my son finally had his "graduation".
No walking on stage, no presentation of degree certificates .
Finally a closure of University academia life and he / all of that "Covid" year can move on.
All the hopes and aspirations being thrown around.

Was fun and expensive to see all these young ish graduates saying goodbye.
Next stop Sandhurst



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« Reply #256 on: October 06, 2021, 10:52:47 AM »
Excellent news!  My daughter is now a freshman.  She's also, painfully so, a teenager.  I've adjusted my whole life to this, totally worth it :) there was never a better calling.
My son is as sweet as he is maturing.  Still a decent boy and into a decent man. ❤🕯👩‍👧‍👦

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« Reply #257 on: October 06, 2021, 02:59:59 PM »
You make me feel old, Bea.  Kids do grow up fast, though.  Hope everything else is well and that you are all adjusting to life in IL.

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« Reply #258 on: October 08, 2021, 07:03:58 AM »
I'm trying to calm down from chasing away a couple of guys who decided to get out a grinder and remove the catalytic converter from a neighbor's car.  It was parked outside our house.  I heard this awful loud noise and figured out what was going on.  Ran out and chased them away in my bare feet and sleep shirt.  It didn't occur to me that they might be armed.  I was just pissed off.  I think I interrupted them before they got away with it.  As I was shouting at them, the guy jumped into a waiting car and they sped off down the street. It was dark so I didn't really see them as it was just before 5 a.m.  It was a blur, really, and too dark to see them well enough to help the cops.  Adventures in insomnia.
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« Reply #259 on: October 09, 2021, 07:40:07 AM »
I'm trying to calm down from chasing away a couple of guys who decided to get out a grinder and remove the catalytic converter from a neighbor's car.  It was parked outside our house.  I heard this awful loud noise and figured out what was going on.  Ran out and chased them away in my bare feet and sleep shirt.  It didn't occur to me that they might be armed.  I was just pissed off.  I think I interrupted them before they got away with it.  As I was shouting at them, the guy jumped into a waiting car and they sped off down the street. It was dark so I didn't really see them as it was just before 5 a.m.  It was a blur, really, and too dark to see them well enough to help the cops.  Adventures in insomnia.

That's an admirable reaction if not a little precarious.

It seems it's a global phenomenon that criminals are far more bold and uncaring about any particular consequence. They would quite literally steal the shirt off one's back. It's even worse now when wearing a facemask is not considered a threat and it, in some cases, mandatory. The law-abiding stand no chance.
Don't put off until tomorrow, what you can put off until the day after.

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« Reply #260 on: October 11, 2021, 09:19:47 AM »
Happens all over, very brave of you.
Friend got told to go back in the house and dont come back out or else
The ELSE does deserve capitals in this case  ???

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« Reply #261 on: October 11, 2021, 10:14:57 AM »
Thanks.  It didn't occur to me that it would be dangerous.  I didn't think.  I was just so angry, I ran out and roared at them.  Fortunately, they just wanted to get away.  I checked a few hours later and saw that the car still had the catalytic converter intact, so I guess I succeeded. 

Calling the cops wouldn't really have done anything to stop them, since they'd have been long gone before the police arrived.  My throat was sore for a day from the efforts.  I didn't get back to sleep either.  I guess I was just lucky.  They probably just drove to another neighborhood and went at it again.  My neighbor had two stolen and finally gave up and sold his car.

Are people becoming more cruel or are we just more aware of it because the population is denser and we notice this kind of thing more?  I can't imagine this kind of thing happening when I was a child.

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« Reply #262 on: October 11, 2021, 03:30:45 PM »
I don't think that people are more cruel per se, they just have absolutely no regard for any consequence as the world has already ended so what's to worry about. It's kind of like the "Purge" only permanent.
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« Reply #263 on: October 12, 2021, 03:40:49 AM »
The Purge was purposely designed to eradicate the homeless in universe.

There is a guy on youtube, CZ that does fairly deep dives into horror movies, and he did a master class on ALL of the purge movies, the "new founding fathers" and some of the stuff that the movies gloss over.

He's utterly fantastic, and I can't recommend him enough. I turn my adblock off for his videos.