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Forum: Police Blotter 19 February 2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,003
Posted By Lainie
Of course they are. We don't have a cure for the...

Of course they are. We don't have a cure for the underlying issues.

ETA: Also, people here use cars to kill people, too. See: Charlottesville last year.
Forum: Social Studies 15 February 2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 877
Posted By Lainie
Considering how hot the lights on TV sets are,...

Considering how hot the lights on TV sets are, it's probably plenty warm enough for a sleeveless dress.

I don't think sleeveless dresses are demeaning, or even that they're necessarily "casual."...
Forum: SLC 15 February 2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 16,945
Posted By Lainie
My daughter has decided it's best for her to move...

My daughter has decided it's best for her to move back to Ohio, at least until she finishes school (college, online). She'll be here the 28th. We're going to turn the tiny (but fortunately separate)...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 14 February 2018, 11:34 PM
Replies: 518
Views: 102,862
Posted By Lainie
If they stay blue. All kittens are born with blue...

If they stay blue. All kittens are born with blue eyes (or eyes that look blue because of their developmental stage, technically). ...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 14 February 2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By Lainie
Seems like an obvious occupational hazard.

Seems like an obvious occupational hazard.
Forum: SLC 13 February 2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 26,132
Posted By Lainie
I don't tip at places like that. Years ago,...

I don't tip at places like that.

Years ago, I was picking up takeout at the local Chinese place. I was very happy with the food and service, so on the last couple occasions I'd added a small tip...
Forum: Business Bytes 12 February 2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 845
Posted By Lainie
And I don't know how easy or reasonably priced it...

And I don't know how easy or reasonably priced it is to rent just one table.
Forum: Rantidote 12 February 2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 26,976
Posted By Lainie
I mean don't surprise people with the gift of a...

I mean don't surprise people with the gift of a pet.

This case turns out to have been not so much a surprise as poor communication, misunderstandings, etc. It could have been handled better....
Forum: SLC 12 February 2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 26,132
Posted By Lainie
I learned "button down" to mean a shirt with a...

I learned "button down" to mean a shirt with a collar that buttons down.
Forum: Amusement Bark 11 February 2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,302
Posted By Lainie
I never read it as a child, tried to as an adult...

I never read it as a child, tried to as an adult and didn't get more than a few pages in for some reason.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 11 February 2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By Lainie
Refusing to admit error or mistake is a weak...

Refusing to admit error or mistake is a weak person's idea of strength.
Forum: SLC 11 February 2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 26,132
Posted By Lainie
I see. I hadn't taken Ganzfeld's comment that...

I see. I hadn't taken Ganzfeld's comment that way. I figured he just had parents who were like me. :lol:
Forum: SLC 11 February 2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 891
Views: 204,122
Posted By Lainie
With Iris, in particular, there has never been...

With Iris, in particular, there has never been any question.
Forum: Business Bytes 11 February 2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 845
Posted By Lainie
I still have, and occasionally wear, a pair of...

I still have, and occasionally wear, a pair of hiking boots I bought from them at least 25 years ago.
Forum: Rantidote 11 February 2018, 02:09 AM
Replies: 446
Views: 26,976
Posted By Lainie
Don't surprise people with pets. :mad:

Don't surprise people with pets. :mad:
Forum: Business Bytes 10 February 2018, 11:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 845
Posted By Lainie
Years ago, a co-worker accidentally ran over one...

Years ago, a co-worker accidentally ran over one of his LL Bean hiking boots and broke the metal shank in the sole. LL Bean exchanged them for a brand new pair.
Forum: SLC 10 February 2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 26,132
Posted By Lainie
IME, not everybody walks. People who want to...

IME, not everybody walks. People who want to ride, ride. People who want to walk, walk.



No, I don't think it is. I think escalators are built for convenience. Some people use that convenience...
Forum: Social Studies 10 February 2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,432
Posted By Lainie
Cheeseless Cheetos? Sounds like an abomination to...

Cheeseless Cheetos? Sounds like an abomination to me.

ETA: On second thought, I think it must be like the "hull-less popcorn" we have here. I'm not a fan, but it's not quite an abomination.
Forum: Police Blotter 10 February 2018, 11:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 685
Posted By Lainie
MMV, I see no reason to assume that. Or to assume...

MMV, I see no reason to assume that. Or to assume that no one else will ever (literally) ask him for it, especially if they know he's done it once.

FTR, I'm not advocating for the death penalty,...
Forum: Police Blotter 10 February 2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 685
Posted By Lainie
I don't see any reason to sentence him less...

I don't see any reason to sentence him less severely.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 10 February 2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,046
Posted By Lainie
It's also sort of like tone policing on steroids:...

It's also sort of like tone policing on steroids: When discussing the slaughter of your family, be careful which words you use, lest people mistakenly think you're blaming their family.
Forum: SLC 09 February 2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 26,132
Posted By Lainie
IIRC, my daughter said there was little or not...

IIRC, my daughter said there was little or not scrutiny of her cat. I know it didn't take her long to pass security -- when she called to tell me she was at the gate, it was so soon after I dropped...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 February 2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,046
Posted By Lainie
Neither can I. I, and other people, are objecting...

Neither can I. I, and other people, are objecting to the criminalization of speech about the Holocaust. That is not the same thing as agreeing with every example of that speech, or considering it...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 February 2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,046
Posted By Lainie
This Atlantic article...

This Atlantic article (https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/02/poland-holocaust-law/552842/) includes more detail on the law and its context, including this:



I am not at all...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 09 February 2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,599
Posted By Lainie
Do we know that hamsters experience stress,...

Do we know that hamsters experience stress, terror and pain flying on an airplane? I assume by pain you mean their ears popping -- do hamster ears even work that way? I genuinely don't know the...
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