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Quote from: SimonNZ on November 26, 2021, 01:21:46 PM
Heh. I want to hear "Please, Daddy (Don't Get Drunk This Christmas)" played in malls.

They left off Tom Waits " Christmss Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis".

I think she also omitted The Pogues, "Fairytale of New York." I loved reading how she hates "Wonderful Christmas Time."
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

Dry Brett Kavanaugh

A surgeon was fined $3,000 for amputating patient's wrong leg. I think $3,000 is too harsh.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/02/health/austria-surgeon-fine-amputation-scli-intl/index.html


LKB

Quote from: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on December 02, 2021, 02:59:24 PM
A surgeon was fined $3,000 for amputating patient's wrong leg. I think $3,000 is too harsh.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/02/health/austria-surgeon-fine-amputation-scli-intl/index.html

Really? If the patient had lived, he would still have needed the other leg amputated, and been left in a significantly worse situation... All due to the carelessness of the surgeon.

Imho, the fine should have been $30,000, with 0 suspended.
Mit Flügeln, die ich mir errungen...

MusicTurner

#4183
Quote from: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on December 02, 2021, 02:59:24 PM
A surgeon was fined $3,000 for amputating patient's wrong leg. I think $3,000 is too harsh.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/02/health/austria-surgeon-fine-amputation-scli-intl/index.html

Now, could this perhaps-perhaps be a case of subtle irony ... 



(I think so)

LKB

Quote from: MusicTurner on December 02, 2021, 09:29:16 PM
Now, could this perhaps-perhaps be a case of subtle irony ... 



(I think so)

If so, it's obviously too subtle for me.  :D

Also, my family includes three active nurses and one retired, a surgeon and an anesthesiologist. So l may react a bit more strongly to stories involving malpractice of any sort...
Mit Flügeln, die ich mir errungen...

MusicTurner

#4185
IMO, some compensations for minor stuff can be ridiculously high, as told about occasionally in the international press, but for ruining a person's life due to such carelessness, only millions would do, and that just some of the way ...

There's the case of a woman, Stella Liebeck, spilling McDonald's hot coffee and getting $3 mio in a court case. There were some further details in the case, making it a bit more complicated than the incident itself, yet this is disproportionate, at the opposite end of the scale.

Spotted Horses

Quote from: MusicTurner on December 02, 2021, 09:44:04 PM
IMO, some compensations for minor stuff can be ridiculously high, as told about occasionally in the international press, but for ruining a person's life due to such carelessness, only millions would do, and that just some of way ...

There's the case of a woman, Stella Liebeck, spilling McDonald's hot coffee and getting $3 mio in a court case. There were some further details in the case, making it a bit more complicated than the incident itself, yet this is disproportionate, at the opposite end of the scale.

The initial judgment of $2.7 million in punitive damages was adjusted to $640k, which was three times the compensatory damages (her medical bills). The basis of the claim was that MacDonalds coffee was unreasonably hot, which seems doubtful since their coffee isn't out of line with other coffee vendors (according to wikipedia).

milk

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/12/03/ikea-denmark-snow-stranded/

A massive snowstorm left dozens stranded in an Ikea. They slept on the display beds.

Excerpts:
Store manager Peter Elmose told Ekstra Bladet, a Danish tabloid newspaper, that he encouraged everyone to "pick the exact bed they always have wanted to try."
That evening, they watched television and enjoyed stuffed pork, hot cocoa and risalamande, a Danish rice pudding served during Christmastime, according to DR.
As everyone tucked themselves into bed, Elmose said he strolled around the floors singing good-night songs. In the morning, they had hot coffee and freshly baked cinnamon rolls.

MusicTurner

#4188
Yes, we've had this winter's first snow here, and the storm in Northern Jutland was apparently a big one, 50 trucks got off the roads, etc. Here in Copenhagen, it was just some snow, for a couple of days; but rather nice with a bit of variation away from the very dark and very grey November.

Pohjolas Daughter

Quote from: milk on December 03, 2021, 10:49:53 PM
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/12/03/ikea-denmark-snow-stranded/

A massive snowstorm left dozens stranded in an Ikea. They slept on the display beds.

Excerpts:
Store manager Peter Elmose told Ekstra Bladet, a Danish tabloid newspaper, that he encouraged everyone to "pick the exact bed they always have wanted to try."
That evening, they watched television and enjoyed stuffed pork, hot cocoa and risalamande, a Danish rice pudding served during Christmastime, according to DR.
As everyone tucked themselves into bed, Elmose said he strolled around the floors singing good-night songs. In the morning, they had hot coffee and freshly baked cinnamon rolls.

In case you can't read the Post story, I found one here (with a short video):  https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2021/12/03/denmark-snowstorm-Ikea-sleepover-Aalborg-Denmark/1261638563791/

Way to go store manager and Ikea!   ;D

Quote from: MusicTurner on December 03, 2021, 11:00:45 PM
Yes, we've had this winter's first snow here, and the storm in Northern Jutland was apparently a big one, 50 trucks got off the roads, etc. Here in Copenhagen, it was just some snow, for a couple of days; but rather nice with a bit of variation away from the very dark and very grey November.
Looks very pretty where you are MT!  I'm hoping to get at some more leaves here today myself (though it will be rather cold outside).

PD

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Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

Todd

The universe is change; life is opinion. - Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

People would rather believe than know - E.O. Wilson

The dollar is our currency, but it's your problem - US Treasury Secretary John Connally to European Finance Ministers, 1971

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Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot


SimonNZ

"..."slipped and fell" on the device."

LKB

Mit Flügeln, die ich mir errungen...

Dry Brett Kavanaugh

Negro League baseball players Buck O'Neil and Bud Fowler have been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.


https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/05/us/negro-league-players-baseball-hall-of-fame/index.html

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Quote from: Dry Brett Kavanaugh on December 05, 2021, 03:04:06 PM
Negro League baseball players Buck O'Neil and Bud Fowler have been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.


https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/05/us/negro-league-players-baseball-hall-of-fame/index.html


Does the heart good.

Semi-separately ... a 40-foot plinth!

Virginia to dismantle pedestal where Robert E. Lee statue stood in Richmond

Gregory S. Schneider: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has agreed to take down the 40-foot granite pedestal that once supported the titanic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and became the heart of last year's social justice protests. Once the iconic, graffiti-covered plinth is gone — which is expected by the end of the month — the state will transfer ownership of the surrounding traffic circle to the city of Richmond, officials said Sunday.
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

Dry Brett Kavanaugh

Ilhan Omar expects Speaker Nancy Pelosi to take a decisive action on Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert for the latter's "terrorist" remark.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/06/politics/ilhan-omar-lauren-boebert/index.html

T. D.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/12/06/hedge-fund-pioneer-michael-steinhardt-surrenders-stolen-antiquities-vance-says-.html

Another Wall St. legend revealed to have feet of clay.  :o :'( :laugh:
Pretty slimy, he obviously knew the stuff was hot but didn't care.