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Forum: Soapbox Derby 13 February 2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,134
Posted By Avril
Meaning you did or you want us to?

Meaning you did or you want us to?
Forum: Soapbox Derby 13 February 2018, 04:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,134
Posted By Avril
Teacher Students walk out of anthropology lecture after professor uses the word “n****r”

A local story that has become a national one:

Students walk out of anthropology lecture after professor uses the word “n****r”...
Forum: Business Bytes 03 February 2018, 03:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,110
Posted By Avril
That, plus Wegmans lets my knitting circle meet...

That, plus Wegmans lets my knitting circle meet there every week and we spend hours in the cafe. It's a pretty cool place, even if I do hate how they rearrange the stock constantly as if the pickles...
Forum: Business Bytes 03 February 2018, 01:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,110
Posted By Avril
Fortunately, most of what I used to buy at Whole...

Fortunately, most of what I used to buy at Whole Foods on my twice-yearly trip there I can get from Wegmans or Shop Rite now.
Forum: Business Bytes 02 February 2018, 03:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,110
Posted By Avril
This is totally predictable from Amazon buying...

This is totally predictable from Amazon buying Whole Foods. I rarely go there anyway but it is kind of nice to have the option.
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 27 January 2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,472
Posted By Avril
Add some sweetener (or not) and have it with...

Add some sweetener (or not) and have it with broccoli.
Forum: SLC 27 January 2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 17,753
Posted By Avril
When the boards went down today, I feared they...

When the boards went down today, I feared they were gone for good. Glad they're back.
Forum: Amusement Bark 22 January 2018, 12:25 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 45,870
Posted By Avril
Gaslighting is making someone doubt their own...

Gaslighting is making someone doubt their own ability to determine what is real or true/think they're going crazy.
Forum: Police Blotter 07 January 2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,089
Posted By Avril
In the OP article, the police are quoted as...

In the OP article, the police are quoted as putting it exactly that way.



So basically, yes, he came to the door, so the cop shot him.
Forum: Police Blotter 07 January 2018, 01:04 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,089
Posted By Avril
The problem is that many people seem to think...

The problem is that many people seem to think it's absolutely fine for cops to just kill people, even completely innocent people, if the cop was "afraid." Such people are disposable to those who try...
Forum: Police Blotter 06 January 2018, 03:36 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,089
Posted By Avril
My problem of late is that the police seem...

My problem of late is that the police seem willing to accept zero risk for themselves at the expense of the public they serve. Theoretically the guy could pull a gun and shoot and theoretically his...
Forum: Critter Country 19 December 2017, 03:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,009
Posted By Avril
It's possible, but I'm not sure that's exactly...

It's possible, but I'm not sure that's exactly what happens with respect to pet food (I'd need some cites). However, if they aren't able to sell the waste, the price of the chickens would go up for...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 19 December 2017, 03:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,613
Posted By Avril
For what it is worth, I, a vegan, made this for...

For what it is worth, I, a vegan, made this for Thanksgiving to share with my extended family, and everyone was happy to eat it:

Roasted acorn squash with cranberry-apple stuffing
Baked beans...
Forum: Critter Country 19 December 2017, 03:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,009
Posted By Avril
No, they wouldn't be raised at all if demand...

No, they wouldn't be raised at all if demand didn't exist for them. It's not like farmed animals are just permitted to reproduce when the mood strikes them. If people weren't farming chickens, there...
Forum: Amusement Bark 09 December 2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 23,086
Posted By Avril
I'm from Oklahoma, so I have to do the B. C....

I'm from Oklahoma, so I have to do the B. C. Clark Jingle. Actual lyrics:

Jewelry is the gift to give
'Cause it's the gift that'll live and live!
So give the gift you know can't fail
From B. C....
Forum: Soapbox Derby 08 December 2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 709
Posted By Avril
I think it's fine to say you don't want to be...

I think it's fine to say you don't want to be touched, though the first time I would expect someone to just say, "I don't like to be touched," or "please don't touch me."

This is, as you say,...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 08 December 2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 709
Posted By Avril
Backlash Grows for PA Lawmaker Over 'I Don't Like Men' Comment

Backlash Grows for PA Lawmaker Over 'I Don't Like Men' Comment (https://patch.com/pennsylvania/ardmore/backlash-grows-pa-lawmaker-over-i-dont-men-comment)



The video is embedded in the article,...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 02 December 2017, 03:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,285
Posted By Avril
The White House seems to be claiming they did us...

The White House seems to be claiming they did us all a favor by firing that former Obama administration employee. The gaslighting is strong.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 05 November 2017, 10:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,470
Posted By Avril
Also, what do you think happens when you shoot...

Also, what do you think happens when you shoot down a ballistic missile flying over a populated area? It doesn't just explode and vanish, you know.
Forum: Business Bytes 04 November 2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,719
Posted By Avril
"Real job" is used sometimes to distinguish...

"Real job" is used sometimes to distinguish between a job you have for spending money (when you're a high school student) or to pay for a specified expense (like college tuition) versus one you get...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 04 November 2017, 03:12 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 8,930
Posted By Avril
Since you dispute my reading of the OP: How...

Since you dispute my reading of the OP:

How is this not criticizing the victim for not being a "model" victim? "Real sexual predators?" Seriously?

In other words, no big deal, you think this...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 04 November 2017, 03:05 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 8,930
Posted By Avril
I never said you had to say he was just like...

I never said you had to say he was just like anyone else. I said to spare the world a declaration of refusal to feel outrage over an unwelcome sexual advance made on a minor that all parties agree...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 03 November 2017, 12:32 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 8,930
Posted By Avril
The way this thread began, and then the way the...

The way this thread began, and then the way the OP was supported by so many of you, is deeply saddening to me.

It matters how you respond when people who come forward about sexual assault. And all...
Forum: Language 27 October 2017, 03:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,225
Posted By Avril
You want to catch the flies to get rid of them, I...

You want to catch the flies to get rid of them, I presume. But I put vinegar or wine in my fruit fly traps, not honey.
Forum: Rantidote 26 October 2017, 03:01 AM
Replies: 1,046
Views: 90,952
Posted By Avril
I actually find yoga helps me more, and it is...

I actually find yoga helps me more, and it is rarely "cardio." I never could exercise regularly and want to until I started yoga.
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