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Forum: Soapbox Derby 15 February 2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By thorny locust
The emergency power is supposed to be for cases...

The emergency power is supposed to be for cases in which there isn't time for Congress to act.

Congress has had plenty of time to act. And Congress did act. They said no.

I have some faint hope...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 15 February 2019, 01:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 387
Posted By thorny locust
He did run for POTUS several times. While he...

He did run for POTUS several times. While he never looked likely to get elected, he did get himself mentioned in standard news reports; so it wasn't necessary to have followed conspiracy theorists to...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 14 February 2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 387
Posted By thorny locust
It is indeed a pretty strange version of...

It is indeed a pretty strange version of Holocaust denial.

But then, LaRouche was a pretty strange character.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 14 February 2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 387
Posted By thorny locust
Conspiracy Theorist And Frequent Presidential Candidate Lyndon LaRouche Dies At 96

Conspiracy Theorist And Frequent Presidential Candidate Lyndon LaRouche Dies At 96...
Forum: Techno-Babble 14 February 2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 306
Posted By thorny locust
I keep thinking of this one: ...

I keep thinking of this one:

https://xkcd.com/695/
Forum: Wild Kingdom 13 February 2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 767
Views: 184,337
Posted By thorny locust
Kittens! if not quite so many kittens. As...

Kittens! if not quite so many kittens.

As the two new cats are friends, will they both be able to stay at the Academy together until adoption even though the one's not pregnant?
Forum: SLC 13 February 2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 16,152
Posted By thorny locust
To be fair, it's not as if I've been to a large...

To be fair, it's not as if I've been to a large sampling of these things from all over the USA. I'm going in large part on what I read in the news.

ETA: but I don't think I've ever either seen, or...
Forum: SLC 13 February 2019, 01:22 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 16,152
Posted By thorny locust
Except that it often seems to be a way of...

Except that it often seems to be a way of claiming that the horrific mistakes of the past were heroic; and therefore increases the chance of repeating them.

I don't know what the individual person...
Forum: Rantidote 13 February 2019, 01:12 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 44,373
Posted By thorny locust
Something was definitely wrong by the time you...

Something was definitely wrong by the time you got through the kneading process, and probably before you started it. As you say, it's supposed to be stretchy. It certainly shouldn't feel or break up...
Forum: Rantidote 12 February 2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 44,373
Posted By thorny locust
mbravo, the proper ratio of flour to liquid is...

mbravo, the proper ratio of flour to liquid is affected by the exact flour used (different batches of even the same general type, say different batches of whole wheat, may vary somewhat) and even by...
Forum: SLC 12 February 2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 16,152
Posted By thorny locust
Agreeing with this. It read to me in that first...

Agreeing with this. It read to me in that first post that Dr. Rocket and his brothers are not initiating contact (except for the one brother) because they're afraid that doing so would be perceived...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 12 February 2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 18,917
Posted By thorny locust
2. The classic novel Little Women is set during...

2. The classic novel Little Women is set during what war?

Civil War

3. What genus of plant, named for its tattered leaves, causes about half of all the hay fever cases in North America?
...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 11 February 2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,955
Posted By thorny locust
Thanks, Sultana.

Thanks, Sultana.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 10 February 2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,955
Posted By thorny locust
Did they eventually manage to get the other two...

Did they eventually manage to get the other two bills through?
Forum: Social Studies 10 February 2019, 05:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,722
Posted By thorny locust
I don't know whether it's an accurate assessment;...

I don't know whether it's an accurate assessment; I didn't have time to research enough articles to tell whether my first sampling was a good one, or even to read all the ones I found in great...
Forum: Rantidote 10 February 2019, 05:03 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 44,373
Posted By thorny locust
Cervus, if you're having that drastic a reaction...

Cervus, if you're having that drastic a reaction to a single bee sting, you might want to see a doctor and check into getting an allergy kit. A second sting at some other time might produce a worse...
Forum: SLC 10 February 2019, 04:59 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 16,152
Posted By thorny locust
I'm not ASL and should be taken as speaking only...

I'm not ASL and should be taken as speaking only for myself: but the problem may be with this:



ASL may well not think it's majestic, beautiful, sweet, and fitting to 'die for one's country';...
Forum: Social Studies 09 February 2019, 03:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,722
Posted By thorny locust
On average? or again, what's the range? Has...

On average? or again, what's the range?

Has anybody got any actual studies, and/or decent articles on the subject? -- never mind, here's some. These were gathered rapidly, I don't know whether...
Forum: SLC 09 February 2019, 02:39 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 16,152
Posted By thorny locust
I don't know just how it connects to what ASL...

I don't know just how it connects to what ASL means, but there is quite a tendency, at least in large parts of the USA, to turn Memorial Day into a party; often accompanied by a shopping spree, or at...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 08 February 2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By thorny locust
I think this is a very good idea. -- I'm not...

I think this is a very good idea.

-- I'm not at all sure that it's good for most humans to live only with other humans. I think that for many of us, the other creatures are necessary to -- ground...
Forum: SLC 08 February 2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 16,152
Posted By thorny locust
Not sure how to put this and a bit worried it'll...

Not sure how to put this and a bit worried it'll come out wrong, but here goes anyway --

I think it's really interesting how the attitude towards war, in general, seems to me to have changed over...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 08 February 2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By thorny locust
It must have been terrifying to find her like...

It must have been terrifying to find her like that. It's really good that they realized she was still alive, and were able to get her help in time.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 08 February 2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By thorny locust
ASL, I don't know that it's necessary to posit a...

ASL, I don't know that it's necessary to posit a deliberately expressed agreement among several Justices; or possibly even to posit a conscious decision on the part of the swing voter. But it's quite...
Forum: Social Studies 08 February 2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,722
Posted By thorny locust
[eta: replying to crocoduck_hunter.] Aren't those...

[eta: replying to crocoduck_hunter.] Aren't those "observable differences" also a matter of variations within a considerable range, with a great deal of overlap? that is, if you average all the men...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 08 February 2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By thorny locust
Don't know how this one will come out in the long...

Don't know how this one will come out in the long run; but one thing I always think of when I see people call for an amendment to limit length of terms for the Supremes is that they often -- not...
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