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Forum: Social Studies 21 September 2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 830
Posted By erwins
Thanks for posting this. I can think of reasons...

Thanks for posting this. I can think of reasons for doing it that have nothing to do with being an overbearing parent. So, the problem with an overbearing parent sitting in on their kids' class in...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 21 September 2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 704
Posted By erwins
In fact, I think that very issue is what is...

In fact, I think that very issue is what is causing some fairly major communication difficulties for me in your (JnP) posts here. You seem to assume a common context, so that you refer, for example,...
Forum: Social Studies 20 September 2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 830
Posted By erwins
My kids' school, which is a k-8, wants parental...

My kids' school, which is a k-8, wants parental involvement. When SO picks up the kids, she hears about any problems that day. We get emails from their teachers and the principal multiple times per...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 19 September 2018, 04:33 AM
Replies: 1,121
Views: 174,085
Posted By erwins
That's right -- Bush's line was that he was "out...

That's right -- Bush's line was that he was "out of the loop."
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 18 September 2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 1,121
Views: 174,085
Posted By erwins
Musicgeek, I think that line was VP Bush's.

Musicgeek, I think that line was VP Bush's.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 18 September 2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1,121
Views: 174,085
Posted By erwins
1. Greg Maddux 2. Flute 3. Don't know 4....

1. Greg Maddux
2. Flute
3. Don't know
4. Truman? (Oh, probably Ford is right.)
5. Don't know
6. K
7. Convicted of crimes after being head of state?
Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 September 2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 655
Posted By erwins
Thanks for all of that. Can you point me...

Thanks for all of that. Can you point me specifically to the arguments for using extraordinary rendition?
Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 September 2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 655
Posted By erwins
Can you provide a cite for this? I'm interested...

Can you provide a cite for this? I'm interested in learning more, because it would have been a very big deal, but I'm not finding anything about it. Do you perhaps mean that they planned to use...
Forum: Police Blotter 16 September 2018, 01:24 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,813
Posted By erwins
I'm not sure what you mean by adequate. I don't...

I'm not sure what you mean by adequate. I don't think there is anything she could have yelled that would have made it OK (not a crime) to shoot him. What do you mean by adequate in this scenario?
...
Forum: Crash and Burn 14 September 2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 477
Posted By erwins
Interesting (and concerning). Thanks.

Interesting (and concerning). Thanks.
Forum: Crash and Burn 14 September 2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 477
Posted By erwins
That makes sense. I read the engineering...

That makes sense.

I read the engineering disasters discussion over at an engineering board (eng-tips.com, I think boku linked a discussion over there a while back) and it sounds like there are...
Forum: Crash and Burn 14 September 2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 477
Posted By erwins
I haven't looked -- wondering if you know...

I haven't looked -- wondering if you know already: do they have jurisdiction over this inherently, or have they been asked in because of their investigatory expertise? I guess gas lines do transport...
Forum: Crash and Burn 14 September 2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 477
Posted By erwins
It sounds similar to this, perhaps. ...

It sounds similar to this, perhaps. http://www.gendisasters.com/missouri/18442/centralia-mo-natural-gas-line-explosions-jan-1982

A past incident where a damaged pressure valve allowed high...
Forum: Police Blotter 14 September 2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,813
Posted By erwins
I think you can.park on the wrong parking level...

I think you can.park on the wrong parking level without being tired at all. I know I'm not unique in having had an autopilot glitch of that nature. But generally agreed that nothing about what she...
Forum: Police Blotter 14 September 2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,813
Posted By erwins
This is from early reports that have been taken...

This is from early reports that have been taken down from the local Dallas TV channel that they originated with, because they are inconsistent with the official information that's been released....
Forum: Police Blotter 13 September 2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,813
Posted By erwins
Those are not accurate descriptions of the...

Those are not accurate descriptions of the options.

I don't believe we have a direct account, or a definitive one, of what the shooter's story is. Even once we do (if we ever do) I think it will...
Forum: The Doctor Is In 13 September 2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By erwins
Yes. That study also found in some cases,...

Yes. That study also found in some cases, arsenic in both the refill liquid and the vapor of some samples. It isn't coming from the vaporizer -- it's in the liquid. And you can be sure it isn't...
Forum: The Doctor Is In 13 September 2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By erwins
Are you saying that you want a cite in which lead...

Are you saying that you want a cite in which lead and chromium are listed ingredients on the label?
Forum: Police Blotter 12 September 2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,813
Posted By erwins
Even by her own story, she did shoot him on...

Even by her own story, she did shoot him on purpose. The only thing to be determined based on what she's said up to now -- her own story -- is whether the homicide she has admitted to should be...
Forum: Rantidote 12 September 2018, 02:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 699
Posted By erwins
The verification may have been that you were...

The verification may have been that you were invited through your HOA. When SO joined, at least, she had to wait for a post card or something that was mailed to our address to verify.
Forum: Police Blotter 12 September 2018, 01:03 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,813
Posted By erwins
Actually, I think the more the two can be...

Actually, I think the more the two can be connected in any way -- like her having made noise complaints against him, if that was the case -- the more likely she is to be charged with murder.

For...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 10 September 2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,233
Posted By erwins
Just after the op-ed was published (day of or day...

Just after the op-ed was published (day of or day after) the NYT podcast/radio show The Daily had the editorial page editor on the show to talk about it. (You'll have to search. I hit my article...
Forum: Police Blotter 10 September 2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,813
Posted By erwins
No. From what I've seen, the earlier explanation...

No. From what I've seen, the earlier explanation given is correct about stand you ground not working here. She would have to be in a place where it was legal for her to be. If she was inside his...
Forum: Police Blotter 07 September 2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,813
Posted By erwins
That's about what it sounds like to me, too. We...

That's about what it sounds like to me, too. We don't really have details on how she entered, or what exactly occurred, which might or might not matter.

I haven't taken time to think it through,...
Forum: Police Blotter 07 September 2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,813
Posted By erwins
I'm curious what specifically you think she is...

I'm curious what specifically you think she is guilty of? (I'm not expressing an opinion, just asking the question).
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