Survivors of the October 2017 Las Vegas massacre expressed outrage at a lawsuit filed against them by MGM Resorts International at a press conference on Monday, saying they had been forced to relive the pain and helplessness of the attack.
The company, which owns the Mandalay Bay resort-casino from where a gunman carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, used an obscure law to sue the victims earlier this month in a bid to avoid liability for the shooting.
I'm currently living in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, and I've been applying for entry-level lab jobs. Every single job I've found to apply for has been in one of the other small cities in central Illinois, ~50 miles away from me in various directions.
If everyone in the Peoria, Springfield, Bloomington, Decatur, Champaign, and Danville metro areas decided to pick one city, all move there, and abandon the rest, we'd have a nice respectable city of 1.2 million. Large enough for there to be a lot of stuff, but not so large that it turns into an overwhelming giant metropolis like a certain oversized place to my north. Instead, we ended up with 6 cities, each an hour away from its closest neighbors, none big enough to have a diverse economy, all scattered across the whole midsection of the state.
I've been to school in Champaign and Peoria and they were both nice places to live. But going as little as 5 miles out of town with long hair could be a dangerous adventure.
I dug out my suit for the first time in two years, and realised that the jacket is at least a size too small. Not absurdly so, but it doesn't comfortably button up at the front. And it's not that I got fat. (At least, not much; it's worse over the chest than over the stomach.) I just bought a suit jacket that was too small, because nobody ever taught me how to buy a suit.
I didn't really want to rant about something as trivial as a power outage, but it's been an hour now and the last official update was that "it could take a while".
Thanks Merkel !
CT scan came back. Definitely a thyroid tumor. I had to schedule a biopsy with another doctor and spent half an hour dealing with the dumbest receptionist I have ever had the misfortune of dealing with. Based on the blood work, I'm pretty sure it's not cancer but I have to really think about whether or not I want them to take the rest of the thyroid out entirely as a precaution.
They wanted to take the whole thing out when I was a teenager but that was pre-Obamacare and I was about to age out of insurance so I couldn't afford thyroid meds and would have died if they took the whole thing then. It sucks living in a country where if you are sick and don't have money then screw you, die is the default.
You answer yourself, man.Late stage capitalism sucks
*gestures helplessly*hobbsyoyo said:I really don't want to remove my thyoid if I can avoid it but I'll defer to the doctors.
Mmkay? I need to get back into freaking fiftychat.terrible, awful day
million things have gone wrong
I graduated from Bradley. ( undergrad, in the late 70s) I liked the people there, but the town itself is pretty boring.