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My SIL's father passed unexpectedly the evening of Dec 10

in a Central American country where he had built a retirement home, while his wife, a naturalized American citizen and SIL's mother, was visiting her newborn grand-daughter in CoVid-ridden CA for the first time. Pretty sure she wasn't at all displeased to be locked down there helping out the new mom and dad, but now....they'd been married 48 years.

She was able to fly back to their retirement home yesterday on hastily made arrangements. He will be buried there, not only by choice but also quickly by CoVid protocol necessity, where he was born, and I will attend a virtual funeral today. I feel so very lucky to have met him several times in the 24 years my daughter's been married to her 1st son. He was a generous and stubbornly happy and passionate man who did a fine job raising my daughter's husband in the Bay area. He told stories of hanging with Carlos Santana in his younger years and I have to believe that was true. My heart goes out to so many close relatives and friends separated by so many miles as I check in to his virtual church funeral later this afternoon.
Posted by Backseat Driver | Tue Dec 15, 2020, 03:51 PM (2 replies)

Great shots - (Photo winners in animal humor)

https://www.treehugger.com/comedy-wildlife-photo-awards-nature-5088635


Check 'em all out at the link.
Posted by Backseat Driver | Fri Dec 4, 2020, 12:46 PM (3 replies)

In whatever ways you are celebrating today, enjoy this day

with gratitude and thanksgiving. Thank you all for being here to discuss whatever passions one enjoys or whatever concerns of the day we face down -- life's challenges. Happy Thanksgiving!
Posted by Backseat Driver | Thu Nov 26, 2020, 03:01 PM (1 replies)

Does anyone make their own yogurt?

I did it once long ago; now trying the InstaPot method with plain Greek God starter. The mix is incubating until 9PM. Will I be able to tell immediately if the "mash" needs to be drained of whey? How long will it need to drain? If the draining is required, will a coffee filter serve. Not expecting to turn in early. Finally placing some blackberries at the bottom of 1/2 pt jars before refrigerating. Love the stuff, but it doesn't go far when you have to share it with the doggies, LOL!

Sound right? Open to all tips and/or favorite flavorings, toppings, etc...
Posted by Backseat Driver | Fri Nov 13, 2020, 07:16 PM (12 replies)

Relative of 8 slaying victims files wrongful death lawsuit

https://www.yahoo.com/news/relative-8-slaying-victims-files-173156218.html

Civil suit filed today against those criminally charged in Rhodan family murders. Read more at link.
Posted by Backseat Driver | Wed Nov 11, 2020, 03:23 AM (0 replies)

DeWine to give Wednesday evening address as Ohio is at 'critical stage' battling COVID-19

https://www.10tv.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/ohio-mike-dewine-update-on-coronavirus/530-c06152bf-ed57-425e-9b00-8b86c3873c78

Going prime time, huh Doofus? Is afternoon listening to your babble down, sir? Sad that he and Alton had such a good start...the behavior of his little "free will of good Ohioans"' experiment got Trumped by his MAGAT's "right" to spread it all around.

Then there's, "if we go back to Red Level," we'll return from hybrid to e-learning only - yeah, that hasn't happened either!
Posted by Backseat Driver | Tue Nov 10, 2020, 01:27 PM (3 replies)

When will NV post more results?

Could use a little more hope!
Posted by Backseat Driver | Wed Nov 4, 2020, 03:50 PM (10 replies)

Fed lowers loan size to attract more small businesses to Main Street Lending Program. Again.

By Andy Medici Senior Staff Reporter, Washington Business Journal
2 hours ago

The Federal Reserve has once again altered the terms of its $600 billion Main Street Lending Program to reach more small businesses.

The minimum loan size for both for-profit businesses and nonprofits is now just $100,000, down from the $250,000 loan minimum before. In addition, Paycheck Protection Program loans of up to $2 million will now be excluded from calculating the size of a possible Main Street loan, the Fed announced Friday.

New versions of the loan documents will be available in the coming days, the agency said.

The latest change is yet another in a series of efforts to make the program more attractive and more useful to small businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Main Street Lending Program was originally rolled out as part of a $2.3 trillion package of financial aid funded in part from the CARES Act signed into law March 27...snip

Claiming Fair Use above - bizjournals.com wants $350 for a shorter , shareable link.
Posted by Backseat Driver | Fri Oct 30, 2020, 03:33 PM (1 replies)

That's it - I've had it...I'll catch up later.

Posted by Backseat Driver | Wed Oct 7, 2020, 10:15 PM (1 replies)

Fed extends bank stock buyback ban till year-end

https://seekingalpha.com/news/3618598-fed-extends-bank-stock-buyback-ban-till-year-end?utm_medium=email&utm_source=seeking_alpha&mail_subject=usb-fed-extends-bank-stock-buyback-ban-till-year-end&utm_campaign=rta-stock-news&utm_content=link-1

Thread title is Article Title

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The buyback ban for banks with more than $100B in assets had been slated to expire today (end of the third quarter), but the Fed minutes ago announced it will be extended for one more quarter. Additionally, dividends will continue to be capped and tied to a formula based on recent income.

Capital positions at the large banks have remained strong, says the Fed, but "economic uncertainty" surrounding the pandemic response remains.

The central bank is planning another round of stress tests in Q4, with results to come before the end of the year.

Interestingly, Fed Governor Lael Brainard voted against the extension. A former high-ranking Treasury official in the Obama Administration, Brainard is reportedly on the short-list for Treasury Secretary in a Biden administration. At the moment, it's unknown whether she was against the extension of the buyback ban, or wanted something even stricter put in place.

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Posted by Backseat Driver | Wed Sep 30, 2020, 04:50 PM (0 replies)
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