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Forum: SLC 25 February 2018, 10:58 PM
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Interesting. Did they cuff the person without...

Interesting. Did they cuff the person without arresting them? Can you do that? I thought they could search the car if they were arresting the driver; but maybe I'm wrong about that.

I agree that...
Forum: Police Blotter 25 February 2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,740
Posted By thorny locust
Politicians in my area are calling for armed...

Politicians in my area are calling for armed security guards at all schools.

They seem to be missing the fact that some of the schools which had shootings already had them.
Forum: SLC 25 February 2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 145,856
Posted By thorny locust
That's fun, and potentially useful; but it's...

That's fun, and potentially useful; but it's rather a timeconsuming way to get through the subject, especially since the pages load slowly.
Forum: Rantidote 25 February 2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 29,376
Posted By thorny locust
Oh yeah, the problem isn't the names (and I don't...

Oh yeah, the problem isn't the names (and I don't think Sue meant that she thought the problem was the name in her original instance.) The problem is getting all worked up about it if somebody,...
Forum: SLC 25 February 2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 29,293
Posted By thorny locust
No sugar? I would think that would be...

No sugar?

I would think that would be undrinkable for most people. I've never been offered lemonade with no sweetener.

But for lemonade to be lemon juice, sugar, and water is normal around...
Forum: SLC 25 February 2018, 03:28 AM
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Posted By thorny locust
I wasn't using it in that fashion; and I didn't...

I wasn't using it in that fashion; and I didn't take WildaBeast to mean that the person she heard was using that tone, either. I think we're just talking about calling one's parents Mother and Father...
Forum: SLC 25 February 2018, 02:37 AM
Replies: 551
Views: 145,856
Posted By thorny locust
If the evidence is admissible even if improperly...

If the evidence is admissible even if improperly gained, then there's a very strong incentive to gain it improperly.

The alternative, I suppose, would be to allow such evidence, but simultanously...
Forum: Rantidote 25 February 2018, 12:17 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 29,376
Posted By thorny locust
It doesn't strike me as something to be nasty...

It doesn't strike me as something to be nasty over in the first place.

It's not (or at least shouldn't be) something worthy of insult to be a boy. It's not (or at least shouldn't be) something...
Forum: SLC 25 February 2018, 12:08 AM
Replies: 551
Views: 145,856
Posted By thorny locust
I think that's part of what the USA seceded from...

I think that's part of what the USA seceded from the British Empire over.

It's our Fourth Amendment to the Constitution, one of the original ten added just about immediately after it was written:...
Forum: SLC 24 February 2018, 11:57 PM
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Posted By thorny locust
I started calling my parents Mother and Father at...

I started calling my parents Mother and Father at some point in my teens (which would have been in the 1960's). I don't remember anybody ever looking at me oddly for it; but it occurs to me that I...
Forum: SLC 24 February 2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 145,856
Posted By thorny locust
AIUI, police can't search the car just because...

AIUI, police can't search the car just because they pulled you over for a minor matter. They can search the car, I think, if they're arresting you; and they can act on anything that's in plain sight,...
Forum: Police Blotter 24 February 2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,740
Posted By thorny locust
UEL, don't give them ideas. I'm sure some are...

UEL, don't give them ideas. I'm sure some are already blaming the Internet.
Forum: Rantidote 24 February 2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,557
Posted By thorny locust
You could even call them up, ask whether the chef...

You could even call them up, ask whether the chef has changed, and say politely that while you've always gotten very good food from them before you were disappointed with the last batch. Or say all...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 24 February 2018, 04:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By thorny locust
I expect you're right. It's something wrong with...

I expect you're right. It's something wrong with the species, not something specifically wrong with Americans.
Forum: SLC 24 February 2018, 04:24 AM
Replies: 619
Views: 29,293
Posted By thorny locust
FWIW, I was in Massachusetts in the 1960's.

FWIW, I was in Massachusetts in the 1960's.
Forum: Police Blotter 24 February 2018, 04:17 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,740
Posted By thorny locust
Richard W, it may be the POTUS' thinking, and it...

Richard W, it may be the POTUS' thinking, and it may be the thinking of some in the USA, but it's not as near as I can tell the majority opinion.
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Forum: SLC 23 February 2018, 11:30 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 29,293
Posted By thorny locust
I was very short on what was called "school...

I was very short on what was called "school spirit" and generally thought the whole thing was silly. Saying so out loud was likely to be frowned upon, however; by the other students at least as much...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 23 February 2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By thorny locust
Huh. The overly aptly named DuRant even managed...

Huh. The overly aptly named DuRant even managed to get in there a demand that opponents not politicize the issue.



As if what he was doing weren't political.

ETA: And, GenYus, of course...
Forum: Rantidote 23 February 2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 29,376
Posted By thorny locust
I wouldn't say that. I would say that if you're...

I wouldn't say that. I would say that if you're embarrassed to eat a full meal in front of your housemate, either your housemate has been previously obnoxious or you've internalized a whole lot of...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 23 February 2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By thorny locust
Aaaand -- L. Francis Cissna, USCIS's director?...

Aaaand -- L. Francis Cissna, USCIS's director? The one who apparently decided on, and certainly is defending, this change?

His mother immigrated from Peru...
Forum: Police Blotter 23 February 2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,740
Posted By thorny locust
Another thought about this attitude: it's rather...

Another thought about this attitude: it's rather like 'I don't have an accent! Everybody else has an accent!'; but with more serious consequences. Whatever the person thinks themselves is seen as...
Forum: Techno-Babble 23 February 2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 524
Posted By thorny locust
Ditto in New York. I might also add that you...

Ditto in New York.

I might also add that you could try moving over a few miles, or even a few hundred feet, as around here both the amount of precipitation and to a lesser degree the temperature...
Forum: Rantidote 23 February 2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,557
Posted By thorny locust
Rules vary from congregation to congregation; but...

Rules vary from congregation to congregation; but I wouldn't be at all surprised if some groups allow phones that can't access the net, but don't allow phones that can. I've been told that at least...
Forum: Police Blotter 23 February 2018, 01:39 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,740
Posted By thorny locust
I was going to start off with "oh, good grief"...

I was going to start off with "oh, good grief" but that particular phrasing's a bit too apposite.

Florida Lawmakers Advance Bill Requiring Schools To Display 'In God We Trust'...
Forum: Amusement Bark 23 February 2018, 01:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,003
Posted By thorny locust
That may have been accomplished by others also;...

That may have been accomplished by others also; but I think I'd have said "has lain in state there", not "has been laid".

I'll get it: :fish:

-- I didn't really follow Graham through his...
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