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Forum: SLC 16 January 2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 50,022
Posted By erwins
Esprise Me, one of the hardest things for me to...

Esprise Me, one of the hardest things for me to do is to sit by and not try to "fix" something in the presence of someone else's emotional distress. But it has been really important to me to learn...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 13 January 2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 977
Posted By erwins
https://twitter.com/mmfa/status/108383868100853350...

https://twitter.com/mmfa/status/1083838681008533505?s=20. A comparison of time spent on King embracing white supremacy vs. Tlaib using the MF-word.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 12 January 2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,687
Posted By erwins
He's already been hurting it with the trade wars...

He's already been hurting it with the trade wars he's started, and it could get a lot worse. He's a narcissist, though. He will never see any of it as his fault.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 12 January 2019, 02:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,687
Posted By erwins
I read that the hit to GDP alone will exceed the...

I read that the hit to GDP alone will exceed the $5.7 billion.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 11 January 2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,687
Posted By erwins
The largest number of people I've ever worried...

The largest number of people I've ever worried about my kid bothering was an airplane full. The president and Senate Republicans are hurting 800,000 federal workers, plus the public who rely on...
Forum: Social Studies 11 January 2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,060
Posted By erwins
That's true. Sorry to have misconstrued your...

That's true. Sorry to have misconstrued your post.
Forum: Social Studies 11 January 2019, 03:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,060
Posted By erwins
Or just, if you don't find them interesting,...

Or just, if you don't find them interesting, they're boring. I like baseball and soccer, which often get called boring, but I find them interesting. I used to like basketball for a while, and found...
Forum: Rantidote 10 January 2019, 04:44 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 19,335
Posted By erwins
Why do you see that so differently from racism? ...

Why do you see that so differently from racism? It may affect all sexes and genders, but that doesn't mean there's nothin gender specific about it. It's really very gender specific. That's largely...
Forum: Techno-Babble 09 January 2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 839
Posted By erwins
We've recently been told we are switching email...

We've recently been told we are switching email systems at work, which has stopped my previous efforts to sort emails. Apparently, we will lose almost everything. There is a way to save some things...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 09 January 2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,093
Posted By erwins
I don't know if it's related, but I've had two...

I don't know if it's related, but I've had two cats that did something that sounds a bit similar. One of them, Brett, was bugging me when I was wrapping presents. On a lark I took a maybe...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 January 2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,035
Posted By erwins
But there's a reason it just seems to fit to...

But there's a reason it just seems to fit to depict the woman who is third in line for the presidency as crying and screaming over something. I'm not saying you were targeting her intentionally --...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 January 2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By erwins
I think the by far overwhelming epithet would be...

I think the by far overwhelming epithet would be c**t.. Intersectionality is where it's at. She may be a PoC, but she's a female PoC, and those epithets do more work.
Forum: Techno-Babble 08 January 2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 839
Posted By erwins
I don't think she said exactly what her...

I don't think she said exactly what her autorespond message is. She acknowledged that it would not be an excuse for a missed deadline, and wouldn't work for all jobs. She gave examples of others'...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 08 January 2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,035
Posted By erwins
Creative song! It works with the tune, and it's...

Creative song! It works with the tune, and it's pretty funny.

But why is Pelosi "crying" and "screaming"? If it's a charicature, I haven't seen the emotional (hysterical?) behavior it's based on.
Forum: Techno-Babble 08 January 2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 839
Posted By erwins
I think the author is a freelancer, and speaks of...

I think the author is a freelancer, and speaks of other freelancers having similar problems. I can see not being able to easily filter the emails coming in in that situation, and having lots of...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 07 January 2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,689
Posted By erwins
I'm primarily talking about political...

I'm primarily talking about political consequences.

As two examples, TSA workers, and eventually, air traffic controllers, have a limit to how long they are willing to work without pay. ...
Forum: The Doctor Is In 06 January 2019, 05:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,067
Posted By erwins
I would take the whole article, which is not that...

I would take the whole article, which is not that serious to begin with, as a poorly researched joke. It repeated the myth that the limit on the length of human gestation is the size of the head vs....
Forum: SLC 06 January 2019, 04:54 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 50,022
Posted By erwins
There are ongoing maintenance payments and...

There are ongoing maintenance payments and hoa-type fees. So you can't necessarily just walk away from it, or, sometimes, even give it away. They would come after you for the fees that keep...
Forum: Rantidote 05 January 2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 510
Views: 33,509
Posted By erwins
Cervus said hers is pretty new, but in case that...

Cervus said hers is pretty new, but in case that doesn't apply in your case, Bill, they do expire. There should be a replace by date on it. Also, you can vacuum out dust (you don't have to have...
Forum: Social Studies 01 January 2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 794
Posted By erwins
History is written by the victor has always...

History is written by the victor has always suggested to me a skewed account of actual events. I think of fake news as often made up out of whole cloth, often to justify something or sway opinion or...
Forum: SLC 01 January 2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 50,022
Posted By erwins
I agree with RichardM. I've driven a Bonneville...

I agree with RichardM. I've driven a Bonneville of that era, and it should not be hard to apply the brakes at all. It needs to be checked out. If it's that hard to brake, you need to think about...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 01 January 2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 13,052
Posted By erwins
I think people have gotten most of the ones I...

I think people have gotten most of the ones I know. No one has my answer to #3 yet though. 3. is "halt and catch fire."
Forum: Soapbox Derby 31 December 2018, 04:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,689
Posted By erwins
There cannot be, and should not be, any kind of...

There cannot be, and should not be, any kind of work - around. Money is either appropriated for the government to operate, or it isn't. And Congressional Republicans are ultimately to blame. Sure...
Forum: Social Studies 30 December 2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 794
Posted By erwins
I think I'll start a thread about it later, but...

I think I'll start a thread about it later, but this is a good place, too, for mentioning the podcast Scene on Radio, and their series on "Seeing White." Extremely enlightening and thought- and...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 28 December 2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,521
Posted By erwins
Richard, is it a combination of two separate...

Richard, is it a combination of two separate cooking spaces, or do they share one cooking space? Is the oven part smaller than a regular oven? Do you know if it has the same power, is it similarly...
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