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    [–] [MN] A girl is planning to claim I am the father of her baby when we never had sex trek_nerd 158 points ago in legaladvice

    MN lawyer - NOT YOUR LAWYER. First, as others have said-talk to your social worker. Second, do not pay her any money, sign any documents, or do anything else to acknowledge that the child is yours.

    If she wants child support, they will have to take you to court. Well, good news there, you'll qualify for a public defender. At your first court appearance, ask the court for a public defender. Because this will have to be a paternity action, you can at least apply for a PD.

    Finally, if this is a foster situation, was an attorney appointed for you during the child protection process? If so, call that lawyer. S/he may not represent you anymore, but they'll be able to give you some resources.

    Good luck!

    [–] Reliability of a 2007 MKZ trek_nerd 2 points ago in lincolnmotorco

    I had a 2007 Fusion with the 3.0L V6. The engine was flawless. My dad and I repaired it after it had been in a flood, so after about 70k miles it started to have some electric issues. But mechanically it was great. Never an issue.

    I upgraded that one to a 2010 Fusion with the 3.0L V6 and drove that one to just shy of 100k miles. Again - no mechanical issues whatsoever.

    The only issue I did have in both cars was with the heated seats. It's a common occurrence on the Fusions (I don't know about the MKZs) for the driver's heated seat to act up where it will get SUPER hot and then shut off. Happened on both the '06 and the '10. That would be my only concern about stepping into your grandpa's MKZ.

    [–] RNS systems trek_nerd 1 points ago in Epilepsy

    I don't see why it would matter, but that's a question for your doc.

    [–] RNS systems trek_nerd 3 points ago in Epilepsy

    The only option is to have the system placed in the skull. It is a removable device, but it requires surgery to remove. The reason for that is because the leads are strategically placed to have the most effectiveness.

    If I can maybe answer some of the common questions -

    She went in for surgery at 8am and was out by 5. She spent the night in the hospital and we went home the next day.

    She was in some pain, but it was easily managed through meds. She took prescription pain pills for about a week and then was able to get by with just ibuprofen for about another week.

    She and I know where it's at. We can feel it because we know where it is. Anyone else could not see it and would think it was just a bump on the skull if they felt it.

    Metal detectors and airport scanners are not a problem.

    It's made it titanium and can withstand a fall, but if you hit it directly then you probably ought to see the doctor.

    Those are the common ones that I like to hot on, but please feel free to ask more! We're an open book with the RNS because it made such a positive difference, so I'm happy to answer anything.

    [–] RNS systems trek_nerd 3 points ago in Epilepsy

    My wife has the RNS System. We're very pleased. Her seizures have gone down, but our focus has been on medication reduction, so we haven't seen the seizure drop that some others have had. Overall a great experience.

    I'm happy to answer your questions, ask away.

    [–] Phone mount trek_nerd 1 points ago in fordfusion

    I have a magnetic vent mount. The mount slides over the grills on the air vent and the phone mounts magnetically to the mount. Seems to work great for what I use.

    [–] My grandpa and his dad almost 100 years ago. Tesla model 3 trek_nerd -14 points ago in mildlyinteresting

    I get that it's all personal preference, but it's really not. It's hard to overcome the shortfalls of the exterior when you know the interior is so terrible.

    [–] Boxes in recycling bins help burglars pick targets, St. Paul police warn trek_nerd 2 points ago in saintpaul

    There's free to everyone cardboard recycling just off of Rice St. near the capitol. Just bring it there.

    [–] I won...again in court trek_nerd 329 points ago in Epilepsy

    One other possibility might be a motion to have your ex wife declared a frivolous litigant. If she keeps making the same allegations time and time again losing every time, then you might be able to force her to pay a bond to the court before she can file again. Not sure if TX has such a rule, but most states have something like it.

    [–] Massage Parlors for Cheap? trek_nerd -5 points ago in TwinCities

    Blackbird Wellness in Lakeville. She's not cheap, but if you want results, make the investment. I've yet to get a decent cheap massage. A cheaper massage is fine for relaxation, but shit when you're in pain.

    [–] Sen. Jeff Flake draws the line: Protect Mueller probe or no new federal judges trek_nerd 2 points ago in politics

    Under that logic, then neither does McConnell following his Merrick Garland charade.

    [–] Tin Cup’s owner says she’ll move to Vadnais Heights, blames city for North End St. Paul crime. trek_nerd 6 points ago in TwinCities

    We used to eat there frequently when we lived in the area. They wouldn't tolerate behavior like that in the bar. If someone started acting up, they were out the door. I know there are Yelp reviews talking about fights in there all the time, but we never saw any in the 3 years we were going there.

    [–] Above the law[OC] trek_nerd 6 points ago in TwinCities

    How did your photographer tell you about picture day? Our guy just showed up trying to sell us a picture of our terrible looking yard.

    [–] Where can I find information on MN candidates for office and their stances on issues? trek_nerd 4 points ago in TwinCities

    While Pawlenty and I couldn't be more different politically, as an attorney, I don't actually have a problem with his judges. They tend to be qualified and neutral - with some exceptions of course.

    [–] Now that Sears has filed for bankruptcy; Reddit, what's your 'how is this store not closed yet' story? trek_nerd 4 points ago in AskReddit

    They're the place you go when you need help with a project because their employees actually know home improvement while Lowe's and Home Depot employees know planagrams and extended warranties.

    [–] Now that Sears has filed for bankruptcy; Reddit, what's your 'how is this store not closed yet' story? trek_nerd 6 points ago in AskReddit

    At least where I live, Shopko is making a reasonable go of things with their new Shopko Hometown stores. Basically condensed stores for towns too small for a department store but big and rural enough to desire it. Not a bad place for some quick things when you don't want to spend an afternoon heading to the nearest city.

    [–] Holy hard top. trek_nerd 1 points ago in Justrolledintotheshop

    And the side chrome. The 57 was a little more reserved.

    [–] Anoka County looks for relief from longest metro commute trek_nerd 7 points ago in TwinCities

    What? And ride with the plebes? How dare you suggest such a thing!

    /s, of course

    [–] My brain during brain surgery trek_nerd 2 points ago in mildlyinteresting

    My bad. I thought I recognized the leads that sense and stimulate for the NeuroPace RNS.

    For what it's worth, we're very satisfied with the RNS. Happy to answer any questions you might have.

    [–] My brain during brain surgery trek_nerd 1 points ago in mildlyinteresting

    How's the RNS System working for you? My wife had hers implanted in 2015 but with depth leads.

    [–] MN Rep. Jim Knoblach ends campaign ahead of MPR abuse allegations story trek_nerd 2 points ago in TwinCities

    Yes it is, but unfortunately his actions don't rise to the level of criminal sexual assault. That's why we need to update our laws.

    [–] MN Rep. Jim Knoblach ends campaign ahead of MPR abuse allegations story trek_nerd 2 points ago in TwinCities

    And the fact that his actions fell into a grey area of the law is why they aren't technically criminal. It's why we need to revisit our laws.