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Forum: SLC 17 October 2017, 01:40 PM
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Posted By thorny locust
Richard W, is there a group in your area trying...

Richard W, is there a group in your area trying to do something to control the invasive crayfish that you could report this to?

I know that around here there are people trying to control invasive...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 17 October 2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 115,430
Posted By thorny locust
Dear DawnStorm, I invited my beloved human...

Dear DawnStorm,

I invited my beloved human to a good wrestling game, done properly with just a hint of claws and teeth. Why oh why do you always reject me when I do that?

Steely Dan



Dear...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 16 October 2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 189,022
Posted By thorny locust
Everything in the world is a cat toy! -- or so...

Everything in the world is a cat toy! -- or so says the Young Cat.

And no pen is safe around the Young Cat, that's for sure; whether considered entire or as its pieces.

-- GM, that's quite a...
Forum: SLC 16 October 2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,111
Posted By thorny locust
The number of books and shows on the subject...

The number of books and shows on the subject seems to me to indicate that there are quite a lot of people interested in it.

While I prefer most of my mysteries fictional, I think there's a lot of...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 15 October 2017, 12:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 795
Posted By thorny locust
I am kind of hoping that anybody easily freaked...

I am kind of hoping that anybody easily freaked out by such discussions didn't click on the thread in the first place . . .
Forum: Police Blotter 14 October 2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 7,711
Posted By thorny locust
It kind of goes with the current territory of USA...

It kind of goes with the current territory of USA politics; but I do remember times when, after the election, the mood was a whole lot more 'OK, the election's over, now let's all come together and...
Forum: Amusement Bark 14 October 2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,604
Posted By thorny locust
It occurs to me that, throughout the course of...

It occurs to me that, throughout the course of human history and most likely prehistory, quite a few women have had no choice but to live in a relationship with their rapists.

In many times and...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 14 October 2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 959
Posted By thorny locust
USA citizens???:confused: How could they...

USA citizens???:confused: How could they possibly be USA citizens? They're on a little island in the middle of the ocean!

[/end sarcasm]
Forum: SLC 14 October 2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 857
Views: 93,397
Posted By thorny locust
Raises hand, UEL. (This particular one...

Raises hand, UEL.

(This particular one didn't require much checking, though.)
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 14 October 2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 795
Posted By thorny locust
I don't freak out at all about live insects, even...

I don't freak out at all about live insects, even if they're walking on me, and will cheerfully pick them up and move them if necessary. And the front of my head has no problem with the idea of...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 12 October 2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,478
Posted By thorny locust
Judge Limits DOJ's Warrant For Records From Anti-Trump Site

Story here (http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/10/11/557222814/enter-title).
Forum: Wild Kingdom 12 October 2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By thorny locust
Whoops. Though if mountain lion adults are...

Whoops. Though if mountain lion adults are hanging out together, maybe lynx adults are too, and it's just that humans haven't been looking for that.

The NPR story...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 12 October 2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By thorny locust
I hadn't heard it before about pumas either -- in...

I hadn't heard it before about pumas either -- in fact, I posted something in a different thread recently about their being solitary as adults except for mothers with kittens. I now wonder whether...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 12 October 2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,834
Posted By thorny locust
And do you actually need it fat free? An entirely...

And do you actually need it fat free? An entirely fat free diet would make you pretty sick.

You need to be looking not only at the product as a whole, but at the overall diet as a whole.

But I...
Forum: SLC 12 October 2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 857
Views: 93,397
Posted By thorny locust
or possibly, 'Don't flush, because we've got the...

or possibly, 'Don't flush, because we've got the dreaded Women's Feminine Hygiene Products and flushing will somehow make it worse . . . '

(By the way, do they also have women's masculine hygiene...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 12 October 2017, 03:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By thorny locust
Solitary Pumas Turn Out to Be Mountain Lions Who Lunch

Solitary Pumas Turn Out to Be Mountain Lions Who Lunch (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/11/science/pumas-solitary-social.html)



Many people think of house cats as not being social; but given...
Forum: Rantidote 11 October 2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 961
Views: 183,784
Posted By thorny locust
I think it may depend on the particular people...

I think it may depend on the particular people who show up. I generally just say something along the lines of 'no thanks, I consider religion to be a private matter' and the ones here have always, so...
Forum: Police Blotter 11 October 2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,061
Posted By thorny locust
OK; maybe I'll go back to being suspicious that...

OK; maybe I'll go back to being suspicious that the ones trying to get the sample were hoping that the person who their actions helped get killed had also been drunk, and could therefore shoulder...
Forum: Police Blotter 11 October 2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 7,711
Posted By thorny locust
Thanks. It wouldn't help much to restrict ammo...

Thanks. It wouldn't help much to restrict ammo sales instead of gun sales, then; not with the amount of ammunition that's already out there due to all the worked-up Obama years panic.
Forum: Police Blotter 11 October 2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,061
Posted By thorny locust
That's very much too bad, GenYus. -- that...

That's very much too bad, GenYus.

-- that article does say



and the person they were chasing had already died; so it sounds as if they just wanted the blood draw as a matter of routine, and...
Forum: Police Blotter 11 October 2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 7,711
Posted By thorny locust
RichardM, or anybody else who knows: does old...

RichardM, or anybody else who knows: does old ammunition wear out, or become hazardous? and, if so, about how long is it good for?
Forum: Police Blotter 11 October 2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,061
Posted By thorny locust
Some nasty suspicious part of my head wonders if...

Some nasty suspicious part of my head wonders if the police force wanted the blood draw, not in the hope of protecting the truck driver by proving he was sober, but in the hope that he wasn't sober,...
Forum: SLC 11 October 2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,111
Posted By thorny locust
small voice: Me too. And there are way too many...

small voice: Me too. And there are way too many of them online.

smaller voice: And sometimes I even read the comments.
Forum: Amusement Bark 11 October 2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 677
Views: 147,581
Posted By thorny locust
I agree that washing sponges and dishrags, and...

I agree that washing sponges and dishrags, and letting them dry out thoroughly from time to time, is a good idea.

But it kind of gets to me when people publicize 'OMG! Bacteria111!!!11! Here, buy...
Forum: Rantidote 11 October 2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 33,082
Posted By thorny locust
IIRC, they used to. But the recollection is...

IIRC, they used to.

But the recollection is probably from the 1960's or 1970's, not the 80's. And it may, even then, have depended on just where you were.
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