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  1. HunterHunted

    S11.E03: It's a Clam Shame

    I'm sorry, but this is a conclusion based on nothing. A plastic surgeon might have concluded that masseter muscle botox would do nothing for Jax because the width of Jax' jaw had nothing to do with his masseter muscle. Each person is different. Bethenny (or Jax) might have atypical physiology. Hell, I had 6 wisdom teeth. Concluding that Bethenny didn't use botox on her masseter muscles because Jax wasn't a candidate has no basis in fact. This isn't some fly by night bullshit procedure that Bethenny invented. This is a reasonably well known procedure.
  2. HunterHunted

    S11.E03: It's a Clam Shame

    My point is that Jill would be tacky to ask for it back. However, Bethenny is kind of tacky to flash it. As to who asks for the ring back, we wouldn't have such extensive case law on the issue if didn't happen and it does happen. If Dennis' kids had been estranged from him because of Bethenny, they might have asked for the ring. As @biakbiak said, engagement rings are treated differently from regular gifts. Bryn's ring is a regular gift so she gets to keep it. An engagement ring is not a regular gift; it is specifically tied to the act of marriage. The reason this works this way is based on thousands of years of human history. Up until fairly recently, a woman couldn't really inherit. A man might stipulate that a sum be put aside for the care and maintenance of his wife, but even still the money would be managed by his male heirs. The reason that the engagement ring becomes the wife's after marriage is that she's SOL if her husband dies. It's the same thing with a bride price (they aren't actually buying a bride). A widow would need access to money because she had no guarantee of financial assistance from the estate. Furthermore she had no guarantee of future support from her family or a new husband. When you understand the purpose, you understand why an engagement ring is treated differently. If your fiance dies or breaks the engagement, the woman's parents are still responsible for her care and maintenance and she's free to marry someone else. Yeah that seems super antiquated, but no fault divorce only became a reality in the past 50 years. Maybe we need to change the law to reflect modern society, but this is the way the law works now. In regards to family heirlooms, those almost always go back to the side that originally owned it. This can be true even if the marriage occurs.
  3. HunterHunted

    S11.E03: It's a Clam Shame

    It's actually considered a best practice to prescribe naloxone (narcan) when you prescribe opioids. Many states have open naloxone prescriptions so that anyone can walk into a pharmacy and get it because you never know when someone might overdose on opioids.
  4. HunterHunted

    S11.E03: It's a Clam Shame

    movie lawsuit Knowing Dennis' business practices Luann would have wound up owing Dennis at least $18 million. I've always been curious about why Dennis and Jill hadn't even filed for divorce. I've thought there were financial and legal (criminal) reasons they stayed married. So I wonder if Luann was going to Dennis for some not entirely legal assistance. Bethenny is lucky that Jill Shields isn't as tacky as she is because the engagement ring is actually the property of Dennis' estate. An engagement ring is a gift given in consideration of marriage. If the marriage doesn't occur, the ring usually returns to the giver. Furthermore, Dennis never even took any active steps to indicate that he was planning on marrying Bethenny; these would be steps like FILING FOR DIVORCE. And Bethenny never even accepted his proposal. So Bethenny is busy flashing this engagement ring for a marriage to which she never agreed to a man who could not marry her. That's a deep and abiding love and lifelong commitment. The ring Dennis gave to Bryn...is Bryn's because it's a regular gift.
  5. HunterHunted

    SURly Staff In The Media

    Jax alleged that he played hockey at MSU. If true, his scores and grades could have been far lower than the rest of the student body. However much like the rest of Jax' lies, they only make sense if you don't know anything about how the world works. What caused him to leave MSU? Was he injured? Why wouldn't they redshirt him? The ice hockey season starts in October and ends in the spring. Were his grades that bad? They give athletes huge passes on grades so it's doubtful that they bounced him for bad grades in the middle of the hockey season. Did he commit a crime? We also know that schools give athletes a pass for that too. After leaving MSU where he was playing hockey, why would he go to community college instead of trying to play hockey with a minor league team. He was in a part of the country that can sustain minor league hockey teams. If he was any good, he a minor league team would have been interested. None of it makes a lick of sense unless you come to the conclusion that all of this is LIES. And it's the same thing with his time in the Navy. He decided to be incensed that someone would impugn his character by claiming he didn't serve. He did, but completely lied about the length of his service. When the story came to light, people kept asking what his job was and his discharge date because those are things he should be able to tell people. But nothing. And of course the details would come out. Six months.
  6. HunterHunted

    S11.E03: It's a Clam Shame

    The laws about these drugs really haven't changed at the federal level. The previous administration was slow to recognize that there was a public health opioid problem. However, in the last 18 months or so of that administration there was a guidance issued by the CDC about decreasing the number of pills prescribed in acute situations. There were also grants for research, treatment, harm reduction, and expansion of prescription drug monitoring programs. The current administration hasn't done much more. They've given money to increase treatment. What has happened is that states understand the issues a little better. A lot of them have passed legislation moving their PDMPs from law enforcement oversight to their state pharmacy boards. They've created specialized chronic pain treatment physician licenses so that a physician who has more than 50% of their patients receiving treatment for chronic pain doesn't really need constant surveillance after an initial period with a provisional pain license. In some states it's a year. Some states require physicians to check their PDMPs before prescribing to make sure their patients aren't doctor shopping or they've built flags into to the PDMPs if a patient gets too many opioid prescriptions in a short time frame or from too many doctors or from different regions in the state. In other states, they built these flags into their Medicaid program because those are often big enough to start to move the rest of the state's healthcare system to follow. But one of the biggest most significant improvements has been continuing education to prescribers. Dentists are massive overprescribers and are the number 1 opioid prescriber for minors. As @ChitChat said, pharmaceutical companies were busy telling everyone for years that opioids not addictive and were harmless. This is part of the reason many prescribers didn't see the harm in giving a patient a 30 day prescription for what was likely only going to be 5 or 10 days of pain. @Higgins if you've seen changes, it's almost certainly coming from your state agencies. @movingtargetgal many people do erroneously think prescription drugs are less dangerous than street. That might be true if the street drugs are adulterated, but there are still prescriptions for cocaine. They're all in hospitals and labs, but people are getting medical grade cocaine. Places like Colorado have seen spikes in marijuana overdoses because medical grade can be stronger and people don't really understand the dosages. And more ERs are seeing more cases of marijuana hyperemesis because of the proliferation of medical marijuana because people divert it just like all drugs.
  7. HunterHunted

    SURly Staff In The Media

    To paraphrase Kyle Richards "You're such a fucking liar Jax!" Not 4 years. Six months! https://starcasm.net/pump-rules-jax-taylor-clarifies-navy-experience-military-records-revealed/
  8. HunterHunted

    S11.E03: It's a Clam Shame

    According to Sonja, she was sober for season 9 because she only drank when the cameras went dark. That passes for sober as much as Joe Giudice's Green Card made him a citizen. I would love to see Sonja and Scheana's Sell-ebrity Sobriety Senter. Folks would be dying left and right if you followed the advice of these two imbeciles. I noticed it too. I thought it was a little unusual that Barbara had whole lobsters on the table. I can understand having a couple of whole ones for show and then just a big bowl full of tails and claws. Most people don't eat the tomalley and a lot people stay away from the head and thorax. Maybe it's because I'm a bit if a foodie, but you take those lobster shells, that clam liquor, and... Luann had been out of rehab for about 2 months when they were filming this. Now remember her from last season when she was two months out of rehab. It was towards the end of the season, but she wasn't nearly this obnoxious. Luann is more condescending, sanctimonious, and imperious than ever. I don't know exactly what explains the difference. Although it might have been that her criminal case was still outstanding in season 10. Humility Luann. Humility.
  9. HunterHunted

    S11.E03: It's a Clam Shame

    It also passes for nice in Luann's world. "I wasn't saying anything mean about Dorinda. I wasn't making a dig." The editors cut to a headline with Luann talking about Dorinda's drinking and making a dig during her show. I remember in her "Before They Were Housewives" special, Luann talked about having a hard time keeping female friends. She said that the women always became jealous. I don't think it would ever occur to her that this kind of shit is the reason why she doesn't have a bunch of female friends. Barbara was on the outs because she got caught admitting that they'd tried to reason with her to not marry Tom. Luann is just a really shitty selfish person. So it never occurs to her that she probably should have been really apologetic to Barbara and her kids. I think Dorinda was heckling Luann. At the same time, did anyone else notice how often Sonja mentioned the bag designer Telfar whose bags were featured in Sonja's pictures? Sonja said his name many times and that he was a talented bag designer. So I can kind of see how Dorinda might have viewed yelling Jovani as a way to prompt Luann to remember to mention the designer. The only reason designers give these heifers free shit is so that they'll mention the designer's name and the designer gets cheap advertising that reaches millions.
  10. HunterHunted

    S04. E15. Frequently Recurring Struggle for Existence

    Now had they been smart, they would have set this up on the 12th and 14th floors. Those are the floors when the numbering gets a little wonky. Thirteenth floors will become the 14th floor or the spa and lounge floor or the conference suites floors. It's so common that people expect weirdness around floor 13. The City/County building in my hometown is super old and has a weird 3/4 height floor to get around the 13th floor problem. And it's listed on the elevators as the 6 and 1/2 floor. It's pretty much as you've described it. The expert was told the wrong model number by the seller. When he went to do what he needed, he realized he could deactivate it or set up the tracker. They told him to deactivate it so Jane had to contrive a way to follow the bomb. And earlier on they said that even with it being deactivated, he could turn it into a dirty bomb by just blowing it up.
  11. That does seem like what she described, but the property listing is really strange. They keep offering it for sale and increasing the price, but have no takers. I was able to back into the old MLS listing, which includes the county assessment, and the county thinks the house should be about $900K. Did they find oil on the property? A diamond mine? Were they planning on dividing the property to be developed into 16 one acre lots on the river? It's actually zoned multi-family residential and commercial use. So I did a little looking on Street View. The property has a wall that runs parallel to the road and of course the river is on the other side. It has multiple buildings on the property. There is a cabin, a building that's being used as a lawyer's office, another that is a German tavern, and two more buildings. And near as I can tell, they haven't added much to the home. Plus parts of the inside are gaudy, dark, overdone, and oppressive. This may have been the house Lu was referring to, but it would have been a fucking nightmare property for her. I think whoever was selling intended to turn it into a Catskills mini resort.
  12. That's kind of my point. I had to assume she wasn't being absolutely precise in her description because there isn't a current listed property or recently sold property that comes anywhere near the price range she's talking about in the Catskills. There are some lots, some hotels, apartment complexes, a historic home on 200 acres that still needs at least a solid million to make it habitable, and the handful of properties that listed in the greater Hudson Valley Catskills area, but not one that I could directly point to in the Catskills and say "this must be the house."
  13. I found this blog post that said house she did buy is in Port Ewan. There's nothing else for sale there that comes or came close to a $6 million price tag. It's the same thing with Kingston, New Paltz, and Highland. There are properties for sale in the millions in Germantown, Rhinebeck, and Esopus, but there's not a lot of homes for sale or sold over $3 million. There's: https://www.trulia.com/p/ny/rhinebeck/40-morton-rd-rhinebeck-ny-12572--1151292648 It sold for $5.3 million in 09/2018, https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/195-River-Rd-Rhinebeck-NY-12572/59995626_zpid/ It sold for $6.75 million in 12/2018, https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1981-Broadway-Rte-9W-Esopus-NY-12493/32840963_zpid/ It's on the market for $5.9 million, and https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/18-Wyndclyffe-Ct-Rhinebeck-NY-12572/2087904143_zpid/ It's on the market for $6.5 million. And I looked back 3 years. These are the only houses that sold anywhere near $6 million. It's possible that there were some houses for rent that she was trying to persuade the owners to sell to her. Once again, it just feels like $6 million mania was about the lawsuit and not the home.
  14. HunterHunted

    Below Deck in the Media

    My mom got this super strange job in the late 60s where they took problematic kids of the super rich and taught them in nontraditional environments. I think she was the civics teacher. With one group of kids, they were going to be on a sailboat for a year. The kids were all teens, but they were expected to crew the ship with the teachers who were also expected to crew. My mom didn't know anything about ships sailing or otherwise. She went with the advance team to Norway, where the ship would be berthed. She was there for maybe 4 months learning how to sail. She was this Nigerian woman learning how to sail in Norway in the late 60s. They sailed on a three masted schooner for a year.
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    SURly Staff In The Media

    I've seen this Instagram post go through 3 or 4 different edits in the last 24 hours. This is the coherent version. The original was an abomination and it even read as too literate to truly be just Jax penning it. I have to assume Brittany helped him edit what we've seen. There's no way Jax was in the Naval Academy. You have to be actually competitive on the level of the best schools to get into the Naval Academy. There's a profile of Jax from a couple of years ago that says something along the lines of Jax went to Michigan State because that's what you do if you don't if you don't get into the University of Michigan. No. Just no. University of Michigan is really one of the best universities in the country. Jax was never ever going to be a candidate for that school. MSU is a stretch school for him even if he played hockey. It's a D1 school.
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