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  1. Paul Bonneau
    Paul Bonneau February 7, 2015 8:26 am

    “HOUSTON: Armed guards or guard dogs? The answers to those two questions should be no. The state of Washington does not allow an armed guards or guard dogs in any licensed location.”

    Ugh, why do people put up with banks at all? Or state regulations like these? I guess you could always lie at the appropriate places, to get the loan. Or get one from the Mafia!

    On Germany’s gold, the remelted bars are probably tungsten with a wash of gold outside. That’s the “London good delivery standard” for ya! 🙂

    Brian Williams just confirms Bonneau’s Law: The world is 80% bullshit.

  2. Karen
    Karen February 8, 2015 5:10 pm

    Totally OT;
    Claire, I sure hope you’re keeping safe and dry. I keep seeing news reports of terrible weather and lots of flooding in the Pacific NorhWet with more coming down the pike. Hope to hear that you’re not having too much adventure!

  3. Claire
    Claire February 8, 2015 7:26 pm

    Karen — Thanks for your concern. I was a little concerned, too, when the weatherperson predicted another four pineapple express type storms in a row. But so far, so good. There’s been dry time between each storm, so in most places the flooding and landslide danger is less than it might be otherwise.

    With last spring’s Oso landslide still on everybody’s mind (44 dead, I think it ended up being, and months to find all the victims), people are a little extra on edge, I think.

    But we’re good right here! And generally having a friendlier winter than some parts of the world!

  4. Karen
    Karen February 9, 2015 4:44 am

    Thanks for the update, Claire! I’m glad to hear you’re still above water! I had assumed(you know what that means) that you hadn’t floated away since you’re still posting, but it’s nice to know for sure.

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