JoanFontaine

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  • Springsteen fan since?
    Day One

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  1. Land of Hope and Dreams. Perfect.
  2. NY Times obituary with some historical photos here: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/10/nyregion/steven-mcdonald-dead.html?hpw&rref=obituaries&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well
  3. McDonald didn't want the death penalty for the guy who shot him - quite the opposite. Would it be OK to just pay respects to this man, if you are so inclined, who somehow lived thirty years on a ventilator, while still appearing regularly on behalf of the NYPD and NYC? Plenty of other opportunities to discuss the death penalty and gun control. Thanks
  4. He was a New York City treasure. Peace to Patti and Conor.
  5. With a one way ticket. Like all of the 9/11 terrorists.
  6. 300 million plus guns in this country, it's hard to believe that a crazy who wants one can't get one, somehow. The NRA has made peace with the idea that great grandmothers going on cruises, teens going to movies, and little kids in their classrooms are going to get killed by gun violence. They know that in countries without guns these incidents don't happen. They are ok with this as a cost of their freedom. if they weren't they'd be leading the fight.
  7. You probably told her this, but her phone should be charged and with her at all times. I agree with telling someone of authority if he crosses the line again; there could be other reports about him that she doesn't know about.
  8. Miami, Palm Beach, Orlando and Tampa. Filled with cruisers scheduled to board ships today and tomorrow.
  9. Being adamant (unyielding in attitude) and campaigning vigorously (appearing often) are two different things. While I have no doubt about Bruce's feelings towards Trump, I agree that he could have campaigned vigorously, and for whatever reason(s) he didn't. If chief among them was he didn't think Trump had much of a chance of winning, he wasn't alone. I'm sure Springsteen, among others, would like a do-over on the last month before the election.
  10. utterly unyielding in attitude or opinion in spite of all appeals, urgings, etc.
  11. I think it is true. In March (in St. Louis) he criticized Trump from the stage, in June (Munich) he held up a sign from the audience that said "F--k Trump", he called him a moron in August and then he spent a good deal of his book tour calling Trump a national embarrassment. I don't recall an interview where he didn't mention Trump.
  12. I'm struggling with your logic here too. You signed up to be a teacher, knowing that your students are required, often by the schedule that you impose on them, to prepare assignments or for exams during your "off hours", but you have decided not to respond to their inquiries. That creates more pressure on them, a disruption to their studies, and most importantly, they might not benefit fully from the education that you are being paid to provide them. Yours is not a 9 to 5 job of supervising the construction of widgets. You might have the legal right not to answer their emails, but I don't think you have the moral right (not that you are required to be on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, but I think your job requires that you act reasonably). Also - not sure why you bother to check your work emails at all.
  13. As of December 2016, a large portion of salaried workers became eligible for overtime. Here is the test: 2. Q. What is "overtime"? Unless specifically exempted, employees covered by the FLSA must receive pay for hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek at a rate not less than one and one-half their regular rates of pay. This is referred to as "overtime" pay. 3. Q. What determines if an employee falls within one of the white collar exemptions? To qualify for exemption, a white collar employee generally must: be salaried, meaning that they are paid a predetermined and fixed salary that is not subject to reduction because of variations in the quality or quantity of work performed (the "salary basis test"); be paid more than a specified weekly salary level, which is $913 per week (the equivalent of $47,476 annually for a full-year worker) under this Final Rule (the "salary level test"); and primarily perform executive, administrative, or professional duties, as defined in the Department's regulations (the "duties test"). Certain employees are not subject to either the salary basis or salary level tests (for example, doctors, teachers, and lawyers). The Department's regulations also provide an exemption for certain highly compensated employees ("HCE") who earn above a higher total annual compensation level ($134,004 under this Final Rule) and satisfy a minimal duties test.
  14. It was a great, fun night. Bruce sounded fantastic. James Taylor and Chris Botti: “Winter Wonderland” Sting: “Soul Cake” Idina Menzel: “Let It Go” James Taylor: “River” Sting: “Cherry Tree Carol” Vittorio Grigolo: A number from the opera Pagliacci Sting” “Empty Chair” Vittorio Grigolo: A number from Romeo and Juliet Ronnie Spector: “Frosty the Snowman” and “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” Sting: “Last Christmas” Darlene Love: “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” James Taylor & Idina Menzel: “Baby It’s Cold Outside” Darlene Love: “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” Sting: “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day” Bruce Springsteen: “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,” “Merry Christmas Baby,” “Tenth Avenue Freeze Out” Jennifer Nettles, Idina Menzel, Company: “Do You Hear What I Hear” Company: “Joy to the World”
  15. Kindly stop the insults.