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Forum: Rantidote 22 June 2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,986
Posted By thorny locust
Part of what gets me is the sort of post I saw on...

Part of what gets me is the sort of post I saw on another board entirely, from someone pointing out that children brought on that sort of trip through multiple countries without documents are in...
Forum: Moot Court 22 June 2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 374
Posted By thorny locust
The brick-and-mortar store has to cover the costs...

The brick-and-mortar store has to cover the costs of the physical store, the displays, the utilities to keep the place comfortable for customers, and the time spent with customers -- some of whom...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 22 June 2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 325
Posted By thorny locust
Possible warning for discussion of handling...

Possible warning for discussion of handling commensal bodies and of upset feline survivors -- maybe I'll white this out, just in case:


I think that depends a lot on the person. I always take the...
Forum: Rantidote 22 June 2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,796
Posted By thorny locust
Trump got elected, IMO, in large part because all...

Trump got elected, IMO, in large part because all too many people were, and some still are, absolutely certain that he couldn't be that bad and he couldn't do that much damage even if he is that bad...
Forum: Rantidote 22 June 2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,986
Posted By thorny locust
I know Libertarians who don't smoke pot, and who...

I know Libertarians who don't smoke pot, and who only reluctantly grant that maybe it shouldn't be illegal.

At least some of them are wildly in favor of abortion restrictions, though. And I heard...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 22 June 2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 632
Posted By thorny locust
I think you're mistaking 'having to keep having...

I think you're mistaking 'having to keep having the same fight over and over for centuries' for 'having lost that fight'.

The first one, unfortunately, is just the way the species is. But it's far...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 22 June 2018, 02:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By thorny locust
Here you go, crocoduck_hunter: ...

Here you go, crocoduck_hunter:

https://www.npr.org/2018/06/21/622160278/koko-the-gorilla-dies-redrew-the-lines-of-animal-human-communication

Female pronouns; and recognition in general of work...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 21 June 2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 632
Posted By thorny locust
They would probably just announce loudly that...

They would probably just announce loudly that everything on the furthest edge of what Andrea Dworkin ever said is exactly what every feminist, everywhere on the planet, at every time the word's ever...
Forum: Rantidote 21 June 2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,796
Posted By thorny locust
That's an actual difference that does indeed...

That's an actual difference that does indeed matter, crocoduck_hunter. (Though I doubt it makes much difference to the people who get persecuted, or murdered, in other countries that those countries...
Forum: Moot Court 21 June 2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 374
Posted By thorny locust
There are indeed. Most of the companies that...

There are indeed.

Most of the companies that produce them are also online by now; but I find it much faster to check through a print catalog than to hunt through a website, and also usually both...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 21 June 2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 325
Posted By thorny locust
Darth, I am very sorry for your loss. It...

Darth, I am very sorry for your loss.

It doesn't sound to me like you're doing anything wrong. I don't know enough about the situation to be able to tell whether a different vet. might have done...
Forum: Rantidote 21 June 2018, 01:29 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,796
Posted By thorny locust
UEL: Of course it's America. And...

UEL:

Of course it's America.

And Germany, and England, and Japan, and China, and Rwanda, and yes Canada. And everyplace else in the world. Every place there are humans.

If you think only the...
Forum: Amusement Bark 20 June 2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 461
Posted By thorny locust
Maybe people should be. One of the chronic...

Maybe people should be.

One of the chronic long-running "jokes" in the strip is that Garfield beats up Odie; who has no choice other than to share the household with him.

He also beats up...
Forum: Social Studies 20 June 2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 970
Posted By thorny locust
And a knee-jerk reaction that it's "significantly...

And a knee-jerk reaction that it's "significantly safer" may encourage a lot of people who were previously not addicted to nicotine to become so.

Again, vaping as an alternative to smoking, for...
Forum: Amusement Bark 20 June 2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 461
Posted By thorny locust
Because Snoopy doesn't always behave like a dog?...

Because Snoopy doesn't always behave like a dog? Occasionally; but I always thought that in the fantasy streams that was part of the point. And when he's interacting with humans, he often does behave...
Forum: Rantidote 20 June 2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,796
Posted By thorny locust
And now when I think of babies I think of wailing...

And now when I think of babies I think of wailing babies being pulled away from their parents.

Everybody, you have got to show up and vote. Every time. It won't help right this instant; but it's...
Forum: Amusement Bark 20 June 2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 461
Posted By thorny locust
Garfield is in more papers than any other strip?...

Garfield is in more papers than any other strip? Good grief (to steal a phrase.) Garfield's got about three jokes and does them all over and over and over, and none of them were funny the first time....
Forum: Rantidote 19 June 2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 798
Views: 60,363
Posted By thorny locust
Is there a "not" missing in that...

Is there a "not" missing in that sentence?
Forum: Social Studies 19 June 2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 970
Posted By thorny locust
It's my impression that there's also insufficient...

It's my impression that there's also insufficient data on the stuff one is inhaling when vaping; and that one does inhale things in addition to the nicotine, those things varying depending on what's...
Forum: Social Studies 19 June 2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 970
Posted By thorny locust
I smoked three cigarettes in high school, when I...

I smoked three cigarettes in high school, when I was sixteen; mostly because I wasn't supposed to (did I say I was sixteen?). There was something about that third one that made me suspect that if I...
Forum: Rantidote 19 June 2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 43,106
Posted By thorny locust
She's very likely been in the vicinity of some,...

She's very likely been in the vicinity of some, however; though I don't know for sure.
Forum: Social Studies 19 June 2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 970
Posted By thorny locust
My parents never smoked, and were vehemently...

My parents never smoked, and were vehemently against it for health reasons.

Whenever we had visitors who might want to smoke, however, they got out the ashtrays. It was just what you did. Telling...
Forum: Techno-Babble 19 June 2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 846
Posted By thorny locust
https://www.npr.org/2018/06/18/621127192/when-it-c...

https://www.npr.org/2018/06/18/621127192/when-it-comes-to-a-new-space-force-only-congress-has-the-power-to-create-it



So a) Trump may not be able to do anything of the sort and b) even if he...
Forum: Rantidote 19 June 2018, 03:13 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 43,106
Posted By thorny locust
Humans are animals . . .

Humans are animals . . .
Forum: Techno-Babble 19 June 2018, 01:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 846
Posted By thorny locust
There are, crocoduck_hunter ...

There are, crocoduck_hunter

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outer_Space_Treaty

https://www.state.gov/t/isn/5181.htm

Whether there are significant holes may be another question -- I haven't...
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