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Forum: Rantidote 04 February 2013, 07:48 PM
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Posted By ThistleS
I'm supposed to somehow force my ears to enjoy...

I'm supposed to somehow force my ears to enjoy the sounds of the Beatles' music because they are an important band? I don't see how.

As for their varied output, yes they have a few songs I like....
Forum: Rantidote 03 February 2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1,003
Views: 395,417
Posted By ThistleS
As someone who doesn't enjoy the Beatles, I...

As someone who doesn't enjoy the Beatles, I personally have never argued that they didn't or don't matter. I can't recall seeing anyone dispute that they're a very important part of music history....
Forum: Soapbox Derby 30 January 2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 60,167
Posted By ThistleS
I don't know exactly how it's done in California...

I don't know exactly how it's done in California but increasing the state's general fund would still be helping the state, if not the schools specifically.
Forum: Social Studies 30 January 2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 192,968
Posted By ThistleS
I agree, the problem with the first one is that...

I agree, the problem with the first one is that the owner suggested it. Owner "suggestions" can often seem to carry the weight of commands. The Mario Batali one, wow. What a butt chapeau.



Not...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 29 January 2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 60,167
Posted By ThistleS
I don't know if this is true of all states, but...

I don't know if this is true of all states, but in CA I believe lottery ticket revenues go towards schools. So it helps the economy/ state in that way as well.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 26 January 2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 60,167
Posted By ThistleS
Your observations of a few people's behavior has...

Your observations of a few people's behavior has no bearing on whether this is a system wide problem or not. It is anecdotal and is no more valuable than my statement that many lotto players play...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 26 January 2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 60,167
Posted By ThistleS
I did mean to quote Mickey but I apologize for...

I did mean to quote Mickey but I apologize for the level of snark - I am touchy about this which is not at all his problem but mine. I just don't think poor people need more monitoring of their...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 26 January 2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 60,167
Posted By ThistleS
An affluent person can gamble away their life...

An affluent person can gamble away their life savings too. It happens all the time. The way to treat this problem is either to make gambling (including the lottery) illegal for everyone the way...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 26 January 2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 60,167
Posted By ThistleS
"Them"? People who play lotto are a monolith and...

"Them"? People who play lotto are a monolith and you know how they all behave?

I play lotto, I buy 1 superlotto ticket a week. My parents also both buy 1 superlotto ticket a week each. When my...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 26 January 2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 60,167
Posted By ThistleS
In other words, treating the poor like they...

In other words, treating the poor like they aren't capable of making their own decisions and must be micromanaged like children. Or that being poor means you aren't allowed to spend any money on...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 26 January 2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,844
Posted By ThistleS
This doesn't surprise me. There's been a lot of...

This doesn't surprise me. There's been a lot of discussion of where exactly are those fees going, who's overseeing it, etc. The system is a good idea but there are a lot of kinks to be worked out.
...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 26 January 2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 60,167
Posted By ThistleS
Alcohol and cigarettes aren't provided by the...

Alcohol and cigarettes aren't provided by the state itself though. The lottery is a state-run form of gambling. If the state finds it so morally questionable perhaps they should shut it down entirely.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 26 January 2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 60,167
Posted By ThistleS
How much do lotto tickets even cost? The most...

How much do lotto tickets even cost? The most expensive one here is I think $5. Most are a dollar. Seems unlikely that many assistance recipients are spending more than a trivial amount on lotto.
Forum: Rantidote 26 January 2013, 03:43 AM
Replies: 1,003
Views: 395,417
Posted By ThistleS
I really dislike "character keeps a secret that...

I really dislike "character keeps a secret that isn't that big a deal and hijinks/ misunderstandings ensue" or "characters interrupt each other instead of listening and otherwise entire plot would...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 24 January 2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 42,099
Posted By ThistleS
No, I didn't make the original claim that eating...

No, I didn't make the original claim that eating too much protein causes health problems. I was simply providing a possible way that what Esprise Me said could have been true. I may be reading your...
Forum: SLC 24 January 2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 1,026
Views: 382,452
Posted By ThistleS
My credit union sent me a letter trying to sell...

My credit union sent me a letter trying to sell me accidental death & dismemberment insurance. It's like a dollar a month for $10k of benefit. Is it a good thing to have?
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 24 January 2013, 02:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 42,099
Posted By ThistleS
So sorry to have introduced a point you deem...

So sorry to have introduced a point you deem irrelevant into the thread.
Forum: Social Studies 23 January 2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 22,903
Posted By ThistleS
Mickey, the customer specifically complained...

Mickey, the customer specifically complained about Milo being special needs. The guy was there with his own children so I don't think he was just upset about a child being in a place for adults.
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Forum: Social Studies 22 January 2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 48,591
Posted By ThistleS
Yes. Transvestites face similar issues and...

Yes. Transvestites face similar issues and discrimination as trans people, but as far as I understand the root of transvestism is very different from the root of transgenderism. Transvestites might...
Forum: Social Studies 22 January 2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 48,591
Posted By ThistleS
It is news to me that transvestism is considered...

It is news to me that transvestism is considered to fall under the same umbrella as transgender.
Forum: Wild Kingdom 19 January 2013, 11:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,120
Posted By ThistleS
I don't know if crustaceans feel pain. But I...

I don't know if crustaceans feel pain. But I think it's ridiculous that the meat eating public seems to only care about the pain of animals when it's right in their face. Most cows, pigs, and...
Forum: Social Studies 18 January 2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 24,682
Posted By ThistleS
What if I never complain about men not...

What if I never complain about men not approaching me, then do I get the privilege of also complaining about how they approach me when they do?

The rest of the piece is very good and it's always...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 18 January 2013, 03:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 42,099
Posted By ThistleS
If you eat too much protein you will probably not...

If you eat too much protein you will probably not be eating enough of other macronutrients, since protein is pretty filling. The body does need fat and carbohydrates. Whether there are other health...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 17 January 2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 42,099
Posted By ThistleS
The ethical concerns around eating quinoa...

The ethical concerns around eating quinoa absolutely blanche in comparison to the ethical concerns around eating meat. Meat consumption harms humans around the world, the environment, and of course...
Forum: SLC 17 January 2013, 01:49 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 203,786
Posted By ThistleS
These would probably be too bulky for what you're...

These would probably be too bulky for what you're looking for, but an acquaintance of mine makes beautiful hand-tooled custom leather belts and other leather goods. ExSect...
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