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Forum: SLC 21 June 2018, 08:35 PM
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Butter tarts!

Butter tarts!
Forum: Business Bytes 20 June 2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,680
Posted By Beachlife!
I have 5 A&Ws within 10 minutes of my house....

I have 5 A&Ws within 10 minutes of my house. Michigan must be the last bastion of A&W.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 20 June 2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,323
Posted By Beachlife!
Several years ago, border patrol built a couple...

Several years ago, border patrol built a couple facilities designed to keep families together in detention. The NPR story I heard described them as a Days Inn that you couldn't leave.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 20 June 2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,323
Posted By Beachlife!
I think there is some confusion caused by the...

I think there is some confusion caused by the fact that the separation policy was in place under Obama, due in part by Flores v Meese, but Obama didn't insist on prosecuting everyone who tries to...
Forum: Rantidote 19 June 2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 798
Views: 60,363
Posted By Beachlife!
Yes, that's 'not interested'.

Yes, that's 'not interested'.
Forum: Rantidote 19 June 2018, 10:02 PM
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Views: 60,363
Posted By Beachlife!
Jolly Roger I just tell them that I know what they are...

I just tell them that I know what they are selling and I'm interested.
Forum: Business Bytes 19 June 2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,680
Posted By Beachlife!
Jolly Roger Do I detect a Judge John Hodgman listener in that...

Do I detect a Judge John Hodgman listener in that list?

I ran across a Jack Astor's and multiple Swiss Chalets, but didn't eat at either.


They put a lot of Tim Hortons in my city several...
Forum: Social Studies 19 June 2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 970
Posted By Beachlife!
Jolly Roger I can't remember where it was, but I recently ran...

I can't remember where it was, but I recently ran into a re-purposed cigarette vending machine. I explained what it was, and how it worked, to the young people who were with me as they had never...
Forum: Business Bytes 19 June 2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,680
Posted By Beachlife!
I spent my weekend in Canada. Although there are...

I spent my weekend in Canada. Although there are no chains there that I have on a list of places I want to go, I always get poutine and butter tarts as both are difficult to find in the states.
Forum: SLC 19 June 2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 965
Views: 73,789
Posted By Beachlife!
Last time I was in New Jersey, I tipped a couple...

Last time I was in New Jersey, I tipped a couple of people pumping my gas because they went out of the way to assist in other ways as well.
Forum: Wild Kingdom 18 June 2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By Beachlife!
I grew peas in my garden this year, but I have no...

I grew peas in my garden this year, but I have no idea how to know when to pick them or what to do once I do pick them.
Forum: Rantidote 18 June 2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 798
Views: 60,363
Posted By Beachlife!
Honestly, I don't think there is a minimum...

Honestly, I don't think there is a minimum standard for actions to show support. If someone wears say beige to support people with boils, and that's all they do, its not like if they didn't wear the...
Forum: SLC 15 June 2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,102
Posted By Beachlife!
Jolly Roger That's how I would describe the house my parents...

That's how I would describe the house my parents just bought. I was there for the inspection; I don't know if it was staged, but it felt like humans didn't actually live there. The woman who was...
Forum: SLC 14 June 2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,102
Posted By Beachlife!
Jolly Roger That pretty much describes every wall in my...

That pretty much describes every wall in my house. Looking around the first floor: The dining room is deep green, the living room is orange and the kitchen is turquoise. Upstairs is no better, this...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 14 June 2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,525
Posted By Beachlife!
I couldn't even begin to list all the positive...

I couldn't even begin to list all the positive and dramatic change I've seen in civil rights since my childhood and I grew up in the 70s. I did not even know homosexuality existed until I was 12. I'd...
Forum: SLC 14 June 2018, 01:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 726
Posted By Beachlife!
This is very sad news. Adding my condolences as...

This is very sad news. Adding my condolences as well.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 13 June 2018, 12:28 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,323
Posted By Beachlife!
Jolly Roger I know scores of Canadians and Americans in the...

I know scores of Canadians and Americans in the Dragon Boat community and haven't talked to one person yet who is curtailing their trips across the border. The exchange hasn't come into play yet...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 12 June 2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,323
Posted By Beachlife!
I was thinking of the Max Brooks use of the...

I was thinking of the Max Brooks use of the term...
Forum: Rantidote 12 June 2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 798
Views: 60,363
Posted By Beachlife!
Whatsapp is great for communicating...

Whatsapp is great for communicating internationally. This is what my daughters and I use to communicate since my younger daughter lives in Ecuador. It is great to be able to carry on ongoing...
Forum: Moot Court 12 June 2018, 12:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By Beachlife!
Does selective service track down everyone...

Does selective service track down everyone turning 18?

Do you think forced voter registration would increase voting?
Forum: Rantidote 11 June 2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 43,106
Posted By Beachlife!
Wyoming, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico,...

Wyoming, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Idaho, Utah, Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska.

Which is to say, it worked fine for me.
Forum: Rantidote 11 June 2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 798
Views: 60,363
Posted By Beachlife!
That's a difficult situation. Speaking as...

That's a difficult situation.

Speaking as the non-parent who usually picks the kid up at school, the chances of an invitation even making it to the decision making parent can be slim depending on...
Forum: Rantidote 11 June 2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 73,515
Posted By Beachlife!
I dearly love Pit Bulls, have fostered several...

I dearly love Pit Bulls, have fostered several and would someday love to start a Pit Bull rescue. Untrained, the breed is less likely to be viscous than many other breeds I've encountered. I don't...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 11 June 2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,525
Posted By Beachlife!
Jolly Roger I see your point, but that kind of re-framing...

I see your point, but that kind of re-framing often prevents the discussions the OP is talking about. It leads to the, "I'm not talking to someone who has loathsome opinions" argument. Its a weak...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 08 June 2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,525
Posted By Beachlife!
To me a fundamental disagreement involves people...

To me a fundamental disagreement involves people on opposite sides. Person A is okay with the death penalty, person B says it never should be used. Contrasting that with a non-fundamental agreement...
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