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Forum: SLC 24 February 2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 145,317
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: 117
Views: 4,206
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: 152
Views: 8,083
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: 266
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: 607
Views: 28,660
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: 117
Views: 4,206
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: 607
Views: 28,660
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: 266
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: 483
Views: 28,855
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: 266
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: 117
Views: 4,206
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: 10
Views: 434
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: 152
Views: 8,083
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: 117
Views: 4,206
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: 954
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...
Forum: Rantidote 23 February 2018, 12:37 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 28,855
Posted By thorny locust
Eventually, I expect, Lainie. I've heard...

Eventually, I expect, Lainie.

I've heard varying stories on how fast; and expect that would vary from building to building, and very likely from case to case within the building.
Forum: Rantidote 22 February 2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 28,855
Posted By thorny locust
What exactly does the emergency button do, I...

What exactly does the emergency button do, I wonder? If it stops the elevator, including when it's between floors, then for some potential problems it might be worse than doing nothing. And if it...
Forum: Police Blotter 22 February 2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,206
Posted By thorny locust
And therefore don't need to be paid much; or have...

And therefore don't need to be paid much; or have their treatment for trauma funded.

Except, of course, that it's useful to rail at the "other side" for not supporting them, at least when not...
Forum: Technical Questions 22 February 2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,107
Posted By thorny locust
Rantidote seems to be mostly for things nobody...

Rantidote seems to be mostly for things nobody expects anything to be done about, though.
Forum: SLC 22 February 2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,565
Posted By thorny locust
Of course Harry Potter is an exception. Any book...

Of course Harry Potter is an exception. Any book that makes that much money is an exception.

I would think they might be wondering whether there might be some connection between the two forms of...
Forum: Police Blotter 22 February 2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,206
Posted By thorny locust
Good article, EQTaft. In addition to all of...

Good article, EQTaft.

In addition to all of those points: has it not occurred to anyone that teachers (and for that matter veterans) are no more immune than students are from whatever it is that...
Forum: Rantidote 22 February 2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,083
Posted By thorny locust
In the other direction: around here (and around a...

In the other direction: around here (and around a steadily increasing number of other places in the country) we have a lot of Old-Order Mennonites. They have landline phones (and yes they use...
Forum: Rantidote 22 February 2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 28,855
Posted By thorny locust
Was there no emergency system, or changed-my-mind...

Was there no emergency system, or changed-my-mind system, or I-need-to-get-out-of-here-faster-than-that system, inside the elevator?

I'd be less comfortable getting in an elevator that was only...
Forum: Police Blotter 21 February 2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,206
Posted By thorny locust
From the story Psihala linked: 1)...

From the story Psihala linked:



1) That's a doozy of a nonapology. He never admits it was false; he implies the information was true, but that he wasn't the one who was supposed to tell the...
Forum: Police Blotter 21 February 2018, 04:53 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,206
Posted By thorny locust
So, apparently, was the shooter...

So, apparently, was the shooter (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/20/us/gun-control-florida-shooting.html).
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