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aRoseBy20 karma

How are your lungs doing?

My grandpa lived until his 80s, which I think is pretty good for a coal miner who chain-smoked.

aRoseBy11 karma

My uncle delivered propane to farms. His truck was rigged to run off propane.

I figure he could have traveled around the planet a couple times.

aRoseBy6 karma

All the best luck to you, man.

aRoseBy5 karma

Here's something I've always wondered about: How are international money exchange rates established? Is it just a mutual agreement that, say, one US dollar is worth NN Chinese Yuan, or is there some impartial, automatic method to establish value?

aRoseBy3 karma

Is there any accommodation for prisoners who are transsexual (or pre-op)?

I live near a state prison. I was in a liquor store and overheard a conversation between a prison guard working at that prison, and another guard who used to work there with the first guy, but was now working elsewhere. The conversation went something like this:

"Is Frank still working?"

"Oh yeah, he'll be there until he retires".


"Bill transferred to Xyz Correctional."

"How about Ed?"

"Ed works in the east wing with the he-shes."

The He-Shes.

There are apparently enough people in the transsexual or pre-op range, that they have their own wing of the prison, which is probably a good idea. Does that happen in other prisons?