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I'd love to travel, but can't until I sort myself out. Broken sleep means I wake just before midday, and it takes me until evening to get my act into gear.



That sounds like me ... the crack of noon and then some!
 
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We don’t deal with debit or atm cards either. Although I’ve gotten a new account so I can use it overseas! Our laws don’t protect debit cards well, for sure! The ATM card allows us to get foreign currencies on long trips although so far we’ve never needed it. Japan doesn’t use credit cards, or very little. What a pain!

I've only had one spot of trouble, when I fell for an online offer and they tried to use my credit card again. My bank refunded the small amount and close them off.

Other than that, I use cash only for my poker-machine budget. The rest is my credit (mostly) or debit cards.

I'm careful with the credit-card pay-wave, which does not need a pin number. Cancel my card immediately if I lose or misplace it.


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I'd love to travel, but can't until I sort myself out. Broken sleep means I wake just before midday, and it takes me until evening to get my act into gear.

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One thing which has long bugged me is the orthodox use of "prostitute" when talking about priests and priestesses who indulged in intercourse as part of their religious ritual.

Money had nothing to do with it at all, of course. Nor did the enjoyment.



Interesting, and possible for sure.

The museum in Lima has a section dedicated to fertility. A lot of pottery is phallic, and some of the body ornamentation is clearly sexual.
 
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Should have mention our banks, reluctantly, changed their ATM system. Now they pay out on any bank's card, waiving all fees.


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Should have mention our banks, reluctantly, changed their ATM system. Now they pay out on any bank's card, waiving all fees.


We have that option on some machines but if you use a credit card it becomes a cash advance, with interest!
 
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We have that option on some machines but if you use a credit card it becomes a cash advance, with interest!

That is the reason I use two cards.

If I want cash, I make that transfer to the debit card, so no fee.

Off to feed the birds.

See y'all.


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We actually have about four different names for cards.
Check card
Cash card
Debit card
Atm card

And a credit card. Our laws protect credit cards the best. We were able to change money without an atm, in Brisbane and Sydney and otherwise could use credit cards.
 
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Having fun watching the changes in lorikeet behaviour. The two meat-eaters who try to dominate the dish on my table are now being joined by up to four dozen who insist on sharing their dish. Some, now, will eat out of my hand, others will happily eat within inches from my face, even following my finger pointing to a fresh dish.

Of the original pair, I have no doubt the dominant one knows exactly what I want him to do. He'll attack any other arriving at the table, but I put my finger right up his nose and tell him to get back to his own dish and he does. So long as I have my finger there he stays put. His buddy, on the other hand, ignores anything I do, knowing it is meant for the other, not for him.

I envy you your time with the birds. Really wish I could go out and spend some time with them, but the heat, humidity, and mosquitos are too much for me. Especially the mosquitos. They've been bad before, but I've never seen them this bad. Would help if we could get a really cold winter to kill them off, or if spring and summer were a little dryer for a couple of years to curb their breeding.

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I'd love to travel, but can't until I sort myself out. Broken sleep means I wake just before midday, and it takes me until evening to get my act into gear.

Broken sleep seems to be a common ailment these days. I've known several people complaining of it lately, self included.

Used to go to bed around 1-2AM and wake around 7-8AM, then nap between 2-4PM. Lately it's been so broken I don't know which end is up anymore.


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I’m awakening and then reading which makes me groggy so I go back to sleep. I think I’m on Australia time now!

It’s pouring rain right now and our bugs have been bad. I’m hoping the few puddles drain, but weigh tall grass I think mosquitoes are reigning the yard. Mosquito donuts work in ponds but not in fields it seems!
 
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It’s pouring rain right now and our bugs have been bad. I’m hoping the few puddles drain, but weigh tall grass I think mosquitoes are reigning the yard. Mosquito donuts work in ponds but not in fields it seems!

We used to have a number of bats that would come out at dusk and took care of a good portion of them. Haven't seen them in years though.


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It’s pouring rain right now and our bugs have been bad. I’m hoping the few puddles drain, but weigh tall grass I think mosquitoes are reigning the yard. Mosquito donuts work in ponds but not in fields it seems!

We used to have a number of bats that would come out at dusk and took care of a good portion of them. Haven't seen them in years though.


I hear that. We are now catching groundhogs on the porch, next to the house. We first heard one messing with the television cable so put the trap where it couldn’t get to it. We are up to three in 10 days. All have now died from “lead poisoning”!


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I envy you your time with the birds. Really wish I could go out and spend some time with them, but the heat, humidity, and mosquitos are too much for me. Especially the mosquitos. They've been bad before, but I've never seen them this bad.

Been so long since I last saw a mosquito I doubt I'd recognise one.

They used to be an issue, but are few and far between in my life anyway.

The lorikeet behaviour is interesting.

The ones eating on the ground a couple of feet away from me are fairly skittish, but there is very little aggro despite their numbers. In contrast, the ones who have taken over the table are forever snapping and snarling at each other. Other than demanding more seed, most of these (up to 60 or so) ignore me, though some do indeed seem to take an interest, their eyes focused on mine as we have a little chat.


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I envy you your time with the birds. Really wish I could go out and spend some time with them, but the heat, humidity, and mosquitos are too much for me. Especially the mosquitos. They've been bad before, but I've never seen them this bad.

Been so long since I last saw a mosquito I doubt I'd recognise one.

They used to be an issue, but are few and far between in my life anyway.

I'm sure a bite would bring back all the memories. Tiny vampires stick their proboscis into you, inject some blood thinner (like I need some more, huh), suck their fill and fly off. You are left with a very itchy welt that takes a while to dissipate.

Went out in the back lawn yesterday to spray some natural bug repellent to give the ferals a respite from the beasts. Spent at most 3 1/2 minutes and came in with 4 mosquito bites.

Got some revenge a little while back though. Watched a mosquito pull its proboscis out of my arm and try to fly off. Trouble is, it had overfilled itself because my blood is already pretty thin, and it was so full it couldn't fly. SWAT!

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The lorikeet behaviour is interesting.

The ones eating on the ground a couple of feet away from me are fairly skittish, but there is very little aggro despite their numbers. In contrast, the ones who have taken over the table are forever snapping and snarling at each other. Other than demanding more seed, most of these (up to 60 or so) ignore me, though some do indeed seem to take an interest, their eyes focused on mine as we have a little chat.

They are beautiful little things. Looks like they've gotten rather comfortable with you. Must be nice.


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Vampires? Wear garlic!
 
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Allan,

How does one fix this?

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White House directs former aide not to answer more than 200 Democratic questions
 
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Vampires? Wear garlic!

Funny thing that, Henry. I was spraying a garlic based spray at the time!
Mosquito Spray

We had a fairly heavy rain today and it was still working late this afternoon. Not bad.


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Well, I guess then that garlic is the cross that those little vampires bear, huh.
 
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White House directs former aide not to answer more than 200 Democratic questions

It's beyond me.

Maybe it is because I simply do not know enough about how your political system works.

Seems to get back to something I said on another site; the President of the US has what seems to me to be totally unacceptable power. Queen Elizabeth cannot over-rule either the British or the Australian Governments, though her representative here, our Governor-General, was permitted to sack a Prime Minister, ultimately leading to a double dissolution where the Socialist PM's Party was replaced in power.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...onstitutional_crisis
The 1975 Australian constitutional crisis, also known simply as the Dismissal, has been described as the greatest political and constitutional crisis in Australian history. It culminated on 11 November 1975 with the dismissal from office of the Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam of the Australian Labor Party (ALP), by Governor-General Sir John Kerr, who then commissioned the Leader of the Opposition, Malcolm Fraser of the Liberal Party, as caretaker Prime Minister.
...The news that Whitlam had been dismissed spread across Australia during the afternoon, triggering immediate protest demonstrations. On 12 November, Scholes wrote to the Queen, asking her to restore Whitlam as Prime Minister. The reply from the Queen's Private Secretary, Sir Martin Charteris, dated 17 November 1975, stated:
As we understand the situation here, the Australian Constitution firmly places the prerogative powers of the Crown in the hands of the Governor-General as the representative of the Queen of Australia. The only person competent to commission an Australian Prime Minister is the Governor-General, and The Queen has no part in the decisions which the Governor-General must take in accordance with the Constitution. Her Majesty, as Queen of Australia, is watching events in Canberra with close interest and attention, but it would not be proper for her to intervene in person in matters which are so clearly placed within the jurisdiction of the Governor-General by the Constitution Act.[90]


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Allan, my problem is how to read the sentence. Is she supposed to stop answering questions after she’s been asked 200?
 
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As for all governments having “problems” I guess we all knew it, but it seems that it is getting worse in the free world!
 
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