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Forum: Police Blotter 22 July 2018, 01:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 49
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Looks like (maybe) a peaceful ending. Suspect...

Looks like (maybe) a peaceful ending. Suspect came out already handcuffed, with 4 hostages. Suspect taken into custody and put in an ambulance (he appeared to have a minor injury).
Forum: Police Blotter 22 July 2018, 01:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 49
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Been following this for a while. They're saying...

Been following this for a while. They're saying there believed to be about 30 people inside the store. A few have managed to escape or have been released.
Forum: Police Blotter 22 July 2018, 01:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 49
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Armed suspect, hostages inside Silver Lake Trader Joe's amid barricade situation

A shooting and chase suspect is barricaded inside a Trader Joe's in Silver Lake with some hostages still inside, prompting a tactical alert and major law enforcement response on Saturday.
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Forum: We've Got Mail 20 July 2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 74,848
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Ah, but none of them have been divorcees or...

Ah, but none of them have been divorcees or prostitutes. (According to grammarist, "divorcée" is a divorced woman; a divorced man is a "divorcé".) It's OK for a man to get divorced or use a...
Forum: Crash and Burn 20 July 2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 446
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Nothing about the water temperature, but the...

Nothing about the water temperature, but the winds were apparently up to 65mph, and the president of the tour company said the boat should not have gone out in those conditions.

Death count now up...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 19 July 2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,020
Posted By E. Q. Taft
United Kingdom I'm Bill Browder. Here's the Biggest Mistake...

I'm Bill Browder. Here's the Biggest Mistake Putin Made When Trying to Get Access to Me Through Trump (http://time.com/5340545/bill-browder-vladimir-putin-magnitsky-act-donald-trump/)
Forum: Amusement Bark 18 July 2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Ah, OK. That makes sense then. I've never...

Ah, OK. That makes sense then. I've never watched it, so I assumed it would be a set number of pitches.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 July 2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,020
Posted By E. Q. Taft
President Trump does a great job and doesn’t let...

President Trump does a great job and doesn’t let America down at all...
Forum: Crash and Burn 17 July 2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 616
Posted By E. Q. Taft
But of course your auto insurance is not a...

But of course your auto insurance is not a "health care policy" -- although it may cover health care costs from accidents, I believe it is certainly allowed a cap. If she also has health care...
Forum: Police Blotter 17 July 2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 26,741
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Yeah, I had to read the headlines on the stories...

Yeah, I had to read the headlines on the stories about this two or three times before I believed they said what I thought they said.

Of course, they aren't actually trying to get money from...
Forum: Fun House 17 July 2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 478
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Or of course, we could just alter the lyrics to...

Or of course, we could just alter the lyrics to this one a little.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/YEGgogqnEpg" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay;...
Forum: Fun House 17 July 2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 478
Posted By E. Q. Taft
<iframe width="560" height="315"...

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/vGVGove7IsI" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Amusement Bark 17 July 2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I'm just trying to figure out why this is...

I'm just trying to figure out why this is considered cheating. So, the pitcher throws the ball a little sooner than he was supposed to. Wouldn't this, if anything, put the batter at a disadvantage?...
Forum: Police Blotter 16 July 2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 113
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Alligator Mob slaughters 300 crocodiles in Indonesia following death of local man

A mob slaughtered nearly 300 crocodiles at a breeding ground in Indonesia's West Papua province in retaliation for the death of a local man, officials said Monday.

A total of 292 crocodiles were...
Forum: Rantidote 16 July 2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 85,462
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I'm assuming the meaning was "African-French"...

I'm assuming the meaning was "African-French" (used in the same sense as "African-American") -- or in other words, black.
Forum: Rantidote 16 July 2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 85,462
Posted By E. Q. Taft
France I'm not sure this is in the usual vein for this...

I'm not sure this is in the usual vein for this thread, but still...

So, some activist in France tweeted, after their victory in the World Cup, something to the effect that 50% of the team members...
Forum: Crash and Burn 16 July 2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 616
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Yeah. The couple who found her had first seen...

Yeah. The couple who found her had first seen the vehicle from the top of the bluff, and figured no one could have survived. But they didn't see any blood or bodies, so they collected a few bits...
Forum: Crash and Burn 16 July 2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 616
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Driver Oregon woman survives week on remote beach after plunge off California cliff

On July 6, Angela Hernandez, 23, was passing through Big Sur, California, when a small animal darted in front of her, causing her to swerve. The area where Hernandez swerved has no shoulder,...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 July 2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,149
Posted By E. Q. Taft
From what I overheard on the news this morning,...

From what I overheard on the news this morning, Putin arrived an hour late for his summit meeting with Trump today.

But then we already knew who was the bottom in that relationship.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 15 July 2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,149
Posted By E. Q. Taft
In a news story, I ran across a quote on the...

In a news story, I ran across a quote on the (then-upcoming) meeting from a Robert Hardman, who was credited as a "Royal Biographer."
Forum: Business Bytes 13 July 2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 800
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Dying is too damned complicated. Think I'll try...

Dying is too damned complicated. Think I'll try to avoid it.
Forum: Amusement Bark 13 July 2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,580
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I did enjoy Spider-Man observing about Captain...

I did enjoy Spider-Man observing about Captain America's shield, "That thing does not obey the laws of physics!"
Forum: Soapbox Derby 13 July 2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Also, of course, what the Republicans in...

Also, of course, what the Republicans in political power want and what the Supreme Court decides to do are not the same thing. Maybe Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, and even Trump and Pence would...
Forum: Amusement Bark 13 July 2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,580
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I rather liked the fact that the main "villain"...

I rather liked the fact that the main "villain" in this one wasn't really a villain, either. Admittedly, at certain points I wanted to slap them and say "You could be working together on this, you...
Forum: Amusement Bark 12 July 2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,580
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Well, the Thing might have just been caught up in...

Well, the Thing might have just been caught up in the heart of the moment. Call Godwin on him. :) (Captain America wasn't in that scene, or he might have expressed a different opinion...)
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