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Robert Mueller devotional candle
What's the hottest gift this holiday season? An L.O.L. Surprise doll? A Nintendo Switch? Fortnite llama swag?

No, you fool. It's a Robert Mueller devotional candle.  

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed Dec 12th, 2018 at 02:19:56 PM EST
The situation here is pretty psychotic.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Dec 12th, 2018 at 02:50:25 PM EST
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you wanna try being in the UK right now?

Mere psychotic madness would be an improvement

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Dec 12th, 2018 at 08:01:49 PM EST
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< wipes tears >
Well, no. I'm on the family dole in Bal'more, USA, and really, really wouldn't trade the city's most interesting arrangements for deadbeats with the local BGE utility for a London BGE pay-go meter.

Are those still installed?!


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Dec 12th, 2018 at 09:38:42 PM EST
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BGE  = Baltimore Gas and Electric?

yea, the smart meter scam is all over our utilities here. Fortunately they are voluntary here and we've never entertained the idea.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Dec 13th, 2018 at 05:39:04 PM EST
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Yes!

I can't think of the brand name for British Gas and Electricity at the turn of the century when I lived in London. (BT is difficult to forget.) What I do recall, when I let our townhouse, is that the utility offered me the option of monthly billing -OR- 'top up' card payment for utilities. I wondered if 'top up' was still an billing option.

Never heard of such a thing as 'top up' card payment in the USA. I called the estate agent. I was looking for a card reader on the furnace. Scared the crap out of me, because I'd let in Swiss Cottage hoping to evade universal po' people discrimination. (I graciously accepted monthly billing by electronic debit.)

The laugh is, here I am near two decades later in Bal'more, po' people's murder capitol of Maryland, where city government brow beats utilities into accepting non-payment from customers as a fact of life. Schweet.

< wipes tears >


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Dec 16th, 2018 at 06:24:24 PM EST
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