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That said, I don't have a good feeling about the decrease in the number of office supplies stores near my home, which WILL decrease my options.
DJ = Death Jockey -- provide color commentary
Emcee - Mortician of Ceremonies ("Hi, I'm Ebeneezer Grimsuit, and this is "Good Mourning America....")
...it's a very slow day at the office.
The rest of the family was scattered across Europe, North America, and Asia. We had about 30 people at the ceremony in North America, and nearly as many watching by Skype from around the world. It was a good thing.
You may or may not want this for yourself or your loved ones, but I cannot imagine why funeral directors-- craven, predatory businesses--would be entitled to an opinion on the subject. I'm also annoyed by the failure to recognize that many families and traditions cremate or otherwise dispose of the body, but of course this point exposes the argument about needing a body for the family to grieve properly as the nonsense it is.
This just seems like another attempt by the funeral industry to exploit grief for proft, hoping to find a way to extract a few more dollars (maybe by renting larger rooms?) from people that have already been bilked out the cost of "deluxe" caskets.
... Nonetheless, it was an immensely difficult case to build for the prosecutor as the only person alive who knew what happened was the one who pulled the trigger....
By which logic, nobody should ever go to jail for murder. After all, the victim can't testify...
That said, I think general science literacy would have greater overall impact and make a greater positive impact on my life and my confidence in the direction that things are going.
Basic literacy in science, and the honesty to make evidence-based decisions would be much higher on my list of essential skills for congressvermin.
By analogy, the fact that my ice cream truck only sells half as much ice cream as I expect doesn't tell me that there aren't many kids in the neighborhood. Maybe my prices are crazy. Maybe my only flavor is chocolate-chutney ripple. Maybe the scary clown on the top of my truck frightens children away. From looking at my inventory, there's probably not enough information to tell.
The fact that judges didn't read pages and 3 and 4 of the briefs could be because the documents were late, incorrectly presented, or manifestly incorrect on the first page.
No need to read the rest.