Early on I bought an inexpensive quartz moonphase. I liked it and enjoyed wearing it but the moonphase complication. Felt just like that, complicated. Whether pain is being felt is open to question. Mark Rosen was the anesthesiologist at the very first open fetal operation, performed in 1981 at the University of California, San Francisco, Medical Center, and the fetal anesthesia protocols he pioneered are now followed by his peers all over the world. Indeed, Rosen may have done more to prevent fetal pain than anyone else alive except that he doesn believe that fetal pain exists.
But as time went on, TV Land began to depart from its ways. Instead of focusing on the classics of the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s, the channel began giving us recent shows from the late 90’s and 2000s which have only been off the air for a few years (sometimes less!), such as Everybody Love Raymond and King of Queens (good shows, no doubt, but a far cry from the retro television you couldn’t find anyplace else). The retromercials vanished completely, the variety shows such as Sonny and Cher and The Ed Sullivan Show were nowhere to be seen, anything black and white had become a scarcity, and movies and reality shows began to come in droves..
By 1927, however, more than 30,000 speakeasies were serving illegally across the country. Even when arrests were made, corruption made it nearly impossible to convict anyone. For example, during one time period more than 7,000 arrests were made in New York for alcohol violations, and only 17 of those ended in conviction.
No just the people who are full of shit. My mechanic told me today on the ride back from site that you can always tell the good mechanics from the bad mechanics because one will tell you how hard a job was and how much he had to do to get it working, and the good one will just tell you it fixed. I find the same to be true with attitudes.
Are you, or have you ever been, a vector? In both the bacteriological and physical senses of this strange word, the answer has to be yes. Vector in Latin just means carrier. We move around in a cloud of billions of personal microbes, but only rarely do these harm other people.
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