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Off-Topic / Re: Racoon
« on: November 20, 2020, 12:37:09 pm »Message ID: 1345431
Raccoons are typically nocturnal creatures. My experience was that the babies, up till about eight or nine months, are cute and cuddly. They tend to become more wild at that age. My grandmother had a grocery store in the country and I brought home a baby raccoon-asked her if I could keep it as a pet. She said no so I snuck it into a cage in a store room that she rarely went into. At around eight months the creature figured out how to open the cage and destroyed the store room. It took me a week to get it cleaned up and several months to regain my grandmother's trust. I have seen YouTube videos where the raccoons appear to have become domesticated but ultimately, they are creatures born in the wild and need to be free.

Off-Topic / Re: Do you keep Secrets?
« on: November 20, 2020, 12:31:00 pm »Message ID: 1345430
Yes. A great many secrets. Growing up with an attorney father, degrees in psychology and business, and working with the complete financial histories of thousands of clients I learned and was required to maintain client confidentiality. Several of my wife's friends/employees became clients of mine and I would not share any of their information with my wife (drove her nuts). I currently do a lot of investigative work for a large corporation and run across people found in the news. Above and beyond that, in my personal life, I do not keep secrets, I keep people out of my business. My wife and I, prior to getting married, shared our hobbies. Hers was fitness. Mine was asset accumulation. I promised to give her all money from two full time jobs for family expenses. Additional streams were fair game (ie fusion cash).

Off-Topic / Re: Good news at least for me about the 2cents Daily Email offer
« on: November 18, 2020, 02:54:22 pm »Message ID: 1345239
Hooray! Things are getting back to normal at Fusion cash. It would be nice to see some of the back fusion cash posting bonuses awarded and the task surveys popping up again (I just started using them a few weeks before they disappeared). This was the toughest stretch I have seen since my introduction to Fusion cash over ten years ago. I have some days off coming up and will try to complete a bunch of surveys. It has been a while since I have cashed out. I hope that Fusion cash comes back stronger than before in two thousand and twenty one. I am wondering if the latest dry spell was due to up grades or a tough time with advertisers. Alot of survey companies appeared to be doing pretty good during election time as the surveys asked alot about political backgrounds and voting intentions.

Off-Topic / Re: FC email
« on: November 18, 2020, 02:27:26 pm »Message ID: 1345238
Such a relief! It is good to see functionality returning. It can be a little unsettling to have one's daily routine adjusted due ti inaccessibility to certain functions. I would like to see the three dollar fusion cash bonuses return. I did not receive bonuses in April and May and am hoping to see a bonus for completing thirty one posts in October. After ten years of visiting Fusion Cash nearly every day I have faith that they will make good on previously earned bonuses. In either case, I am still getting the benefit of better typing skills and maintaining my daily habits. I am glad that everyone else is seeing things return to normal as well. I love this site and it has been really good and consistent (one of my favorite sites). Just needed a little patience during these trying times.

Off-Topic / Re: Christmas Decorations
« on: November 11, 2020, 02:20:21 pm »Message ID: 1344748
I have already taken the Friday after Thanksgiving off to put up Christmas decorations. I think that putting up decorations for a Holiday before another Holiday expires does a disservice, in this case, to giving Thanks for all that we have been blessed with. We lost one tree last year which was one of the harder trees to decorate so I am a little more excited about putting up decorations. I am hoping that the year 2021 is better than 2020 has been for so many people. Decorating for the Holidays will, hopefully, help people forget some of the horrible things that happened in 2020. With this thought in mind, I will go heavier with holiday decorations than I have in the past.I have already started looking up games to play on New Year's Eve with friends and family.

Off-Topic / Re: Report: Wisconsin Election Clerks May Have Illegally Altered Thousands of Ballot
« on: November 11, 2020, 01:48:54 pm »Message ID: 1344740
Not sure a few thousand votes would make a difference when Biden appears to be over five million votes ahead and electoral votes twenty points over the two hundred and seventy required to become president elect? Counting more votes has increased Biden's vote lead. These were allegations made during the Gore/Bush presidential election when the count was considerably closer and the courts through it out. So many conspiracy theories...would Russian translators need to be called in to count all the votes for the current president? So many angles to take on this but, historically, recounts have changed voting numbers by less than four hundred and fifty votes. This being said, it is time for the impeached president to move on and make way for the new President.

Off-Topic / The Cloak of Immunity
« on: November 10, 2020, 05:49:29 pm »Message ID: 1344649
has fallen. A second term for the impeached one would have allowed many law suits against him to have been dissolved due to statutes of limitation. Negligent action taken while in office will still be afforded protection but actions outside of the office may be tried and leaves trump open to prosecution in seventy one days. Most notably: hush-money payments made during the 2016 campaign to Stormy Daniels (pornstar) and Karen McDougal (playboy bunny)can now be addressed; tax returns can now be made public; legal proceedings may now be levied on allegations that trump inflated asset values to secure loans and get tax benefits and, at other times, deflated values presented to the Internal Revenue Service in order to pay less taxes (Son Eric has been deposed as this action begins); he must face two defamation lawsuits by women accusing him of sexually assaulting them-he tried to use the Justice Department to handle this one-unsuccessfully; he will have to face charges of nonprofit funds misuse to enrich the president; there is also a lawsuit for coverage of attorney's fees that were promised to be paid the Trump organization.

Off-Topic / Re: Biden won
« on: November 10, 2020, 05:32:59 pm »Message ID: 1344646
Not according to trump or pompeio? There were a few responses that talked about the wonderful things that were accomplished but didn't really talk about how in May of two thousand and eighteen the president disbanded the Global Health Security Team because he thought that pandemics would never happen (per Brookings Institute). Broken promises to bring down the trade deficit (now at an all time high) and make Mexico pay for the wall (instead diverted three point eight billion from Pentagon Funding) of which only fifteen miles of new primary barrier has been built (per BBC). Even Fox News recognized that it was time to distance themselves from him and have stated that he has taken children from their families, shut down the government to solve issues that should have been handled through the legislative process, threw paper towels instead of a helping hand to Puerto Rico during the hurricane disaster, praised Russian and North Korean leaders while turning his back on European Allies and resorts to bullying/name-calling. It was nice to hear Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo saying "Welcome Back America". At least one of our allies understood.

Off-Topic / Re: What's your favorite shopping sites?
« on: October 28, 2020, 10:10:03 am »Message ID: 1343373
Amazon is awesome and allowed us to do over ninety percent of our Holiday shopping. Amazon  has been more expensive for a lot of things that we have ordered but if I factor the time and gas needed to go to the mall, deal with the crowds/find parking, take the chance that they will not have what I want in stock, and the potential exposure to covid, Amazon makes much more sense.  I am still getting ideas for each family member and hitting up individual sites. I ordered off of AliBaba two weeks ago and got my merchandise within a week which was awesome (I thought it would take at least six weeks). I have ordered from an online champagne store and a Swedish purse manufacturer as well. I had used a few times last year for small items but ended up having a fraudulent charge show up on my credit card and have since then stopped using them.

Payments / Re: Payments
« on: October 28, 2020, 10:00:29 am »Message ID: 1343372
Woohoo, yippee and way to go! Thanks for the motivation and inspiration. I have not been in the money for awhile and am still waiting on forum posting bonuses from June and July but started up posting again this month as I had a moment to breath in between jobs. I have also started doing the Tap Researches which, in turn has allowed me to start getting the fifteen cent daily click bonus. I may do a few surveys, pump my balance up to thirty dollars by the end of November and cash out at that time. I figure my payout will hit in January which will allow me to start 2021 off in a better fashion than 2020 has been. It is odd that Fusion Cash has taken so long to pay for posting bonuses-longest wait in over ten years. I hope everything is okay in fusion land.

Off-Topic / Re: are you going to have a Pumpkin
« on: October 27, 2020, 04:00:05 pm »Message ID: 1343314
We have a pumpkin for each family member big enough to carve but, sadly, this will be the year that the kids are too busy to partake in carving and/or roasting the seeds. I may just carve one on Sunday evening for old time sake (over a glass or two of wine). Our county is not allowing trick or treating and the weather looks as if it may be agreeable for the first time in five or so years. I guess we will just have to have a party with our puppies (thirteen month old and five month old), watch some scary movies (the younger pup watches the screen), and relax. So hard to imagine not making all kinds of plans and I guess I should be excited about not spending money on costumes, candy and alcohol for the parents that are chaperoning their little ones.

Off-Topic / Re: Voting
« on: October 27, 2020, 03:42:27 pm »Message ID: 1343306
I spent an evening working with my wife, discussing the different issues,filled out the forms, double checked everything, and delivered them to the closest local ballot box by our city police department. Not too worried about someone starting a ballot box fire at that location. Going to a ballot box was so much easier than standing in horrendous lines on election day. Our state, Colorado, has made it as easy as possible to cast a vote. Really glad that the options were expanded in the face of the pandemic. I would have voted, no matter what, but going in person would have cost me time away from work and potentially exposed me/loved ones to sickness. I shudder to think about trying to vote in Texas, Pennsylvania or any of the other states that began reducing ballot boxes and mail boxes.

Off-Topic / New Hampshire Union Leader
« on: October 26, 2020, 08:30:12 am »Message ID: 1343183
One of the most prominent, Conservative, Republican newspapers has endorsed a democratic candidate for the first time in one hundred years. According to Fox News (surprisingly) the newspaper has endorsed Joe Biden. The newspaper criticized trump for the three trillion dollars created before CoVid hit, indicated that he lacks the skill set for a second term, and stated "Joe Biden may not be the president we want, but in 2020, he is the president we desperately need. He will be a president to bring people together and right the ship of the state"..." Sadly, president trump has proven himself to be the antithesis of thoughtful and pragmatic; he has failed to earn a second term". Biden was described as a "caring, compaaaionate and professional public servant".

Off-Topic / Re: Do you use cash much anymore?
« on: October 26, 2020, 07:04:29 am »Message ID: 1343178
I use cash when buying gold or rare coins. My wife and I usually keep cash on hand in case we are in a position that requires a tip/gift like restaurants, valet, Uber and homeless people. Everyone likes getting cash on the side and get taxed so heavily on credit card tips. Even thought servers are, supposedly, only required to report eight percent of their sales, one hundred percent of their credit card tips are reported and often times they are unable to pay the taxes on those because their wages are much lower. Uber drivers have expressed near undying gratitude for cash tips even though most of their fare is consumed by mileage expens (and approximately thirty percent is kept by Uber). Homeless people can always use a buck and I include a snack as well (protein bar, nuts, dried fruit, beef jerky-whatever I have available).

Off-Topic / Re: Classic movies or newer movies?
« on: October 26, 2020, 06:52:45 am »Message ID: 1343176
I generally like the older movies better. I have been watching more movies since CoVid reared it's ugly head. I watched, and thoroughly enjoyed, "Catch me if you can" with Leonardo Di Caprio and a cast that included quite a few stars. I got home late, last night and caught the last thirty minutes of Django (I had seen it before) with my wife and son. We started watching Inglourious Basterds (movie spelling-not mine) and I thought it was good but needed to get to bed by twelve thirty because I had a five AM meeting this morning. I want to watch Borat 2, my kids said it was really funny and shocking. I am even more interested after the White House/Giuliani have given it so much free advertising. I also want to rewatch some old Bogart movies.

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