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Old Feb 12th 2017, 9:12 am
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Not what you want your pilot to do on a flight your own, luckily she was prevented from actually flying anywhere and removed from the flight. (Its more then just calling 2 politicians liars.)

United Airlines pilot replaced after intercom rant calling Trump, Clinton liars - National | Globalnews.ca

The man she's divorcing is lucky.
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Old Feb 12th 2017, 1:20 pm
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My MIL has died this evening. I liked her, she's had dementia for a few years and so her children lost her a while ago but now she's gone physically too. It's a blessing really as her dementia wasn't a happy one but it's still overwhelmingly sad.
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My MIL has died this evening. I liked her, she's had dementia for a few years and so her children lost her a while ago but now she's gone physically too. It's a blessing really as her dementia wasn't a happy one but it's still overwhelmingly sad.
I am so sorry to read this. I understand about it being a blessing...my lovely MIL has also been diagnosed with dementia.
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Old Feb 12th 2017, 1:24 pm
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My MIL has died this evening. I liked her, she's had dementia for a few years and so her children lost her a while ago but now she's gone physically too. It's a blessing really as her dementia wasn't a happy one but it's still overwhelmingly sad.
Commiserations. I like mine too.
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Sorry to read that, bats. I can understand the mix of sadness/relief.
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Originally Posted by bats
My MIL has died this evening. I liked her, she's had dementia for a few years and so her children lost her a while ago but now she's gone physically too. It's a blessing really as her dementia wasn't a happy one but it's still overwhelmingly sad.
Sorry to hear of your loss.
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A dam in California (Oroville) has spilled over its emergency spillway, first time this has ever happened, dam was completed in 1968.

Oroville Dam energency spillway in use for first time in dam history | The Sacramento Bee

Northern California is on track to having its wettest winter on record.
Not looking good..

Immediate evacuations ordered below damaged California dam | Reuters
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I just saw this on fb, scary.

I grew up downstream from a dam. That particular dam failed in 1916 causing a massive flood, luckily in 1916 the population was small so loss of life was only 8.

That dam has been deemed unsafe by state authorities, but currently the organization in charge of that dam has chosen not to spend money on necessary repairs.

If that dam failed today, the loss of life would be high.

State official says Bonita dam is unsafe, nearby residents in jeopardy - 10News.com KGTV ABC10 San Diego

I often wonder how safe these old dams are around the US and Canada.
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It's always fun watching snow coming down when it 'falls' sideways, especially when through one window it goes right to left while the other window you see left to right. But it's even more fun when every now and then loads of it flies upwards.
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I often wonder how safe these old dams are around the US and Canada.
It happens, Failure of nearby dam caused B.C. mudslide - The Globe and Mail
Okanagan dam breach prompts evacuation alert - British Columbia - CBC News
but what's going on in California is in another league. I'm trying to imagine an evacuation of that magnitude, and it's like the entire city of Regina having to pack a bag and run.
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My MIL has died this evening. I liked her, she's had dementia for a few years and so her children lost her a while ago but now she's gone physically too. It's a blessing really as her dementia wasn't a happy one but it's still overwhelmingly sad.
Sorry Bats, it's always hard even when it's expected or even a blessing in disguise.
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My MIL has died this evening. I liked her, she's had dementia for a few years and so her children lost her a while ago but now she's gone physically too. It's a blessing really as her dementia wasn't a happy one but it's still overwhelmingly sad.
So sorry to hear your news bats.. sad times..

I know how you are feeling.

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Originally Posted by bats
My MIL has died this evening. I liked her, she's had dementia for a few years and so her children lost her a while ago but now she's gone physically too. It's a blessing really as her dementia wasn't a happy one but it's still overwhelmingly sad.
It is. Was the same with my MIL . You just want them to be there as themselves , not removed behind the wretched disease.
I'm sorry for your loss Bats. It doesn't matter she left a while ago. The physical loss is still a hard blow. You and yours take care.
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