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Forum: Wild Kingdom 10 November 2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 197,081
Posted By erwins
Me too, GenYus. I hope she comes sauntering in...

Me too, GenYus. I hope she comes sauntering in with an air of mystery.
Forum: Crash and Burn 10 November 2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By erwins
Administrative leave doesn't mean she did...

Administrative leave doesn't mean she did anything wrong. But she has to be put on leave until it can be determined if she's fit for duty. In some jobs, you might never be able to return to work if...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 10 November 2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,446
Posted By erwins
I think all candidates should have to prefile a...

I think all candidates should have to prefile a document -- well in advance of the election, specifying how they think vote counting should occur. Then, if they sue based on actual election-day or...
Forum: Police Blotter 08 November 2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 569
Posted By erwins
Although mass shootings can be uniquely...

Although mass shootings can be uniquely horrifying, we need gun laws that could help prevent all gun violence, IMO. Trying to zero in on mass shootings is an exactly wrong strategy. The moves to...
Forum: Police Blotter 08 November 2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 569
Posted By erwins
Because of course it would make no sense to blame...

Because of course it would make no sense to blame the easy accessibility of guns, and a gun glorifying culture, it's clear that country music is to blame.

/sarcasm

I don't even know what to...
Forum: Rantidote 08 November 2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 24,199
Posted By erwins
Corporations can be charged with crimes, and can...

Corporations can be charged with crimes, and can be hit with hefty fines. Prosecutors sometimes even refer to the "corporate death penalty," which are fines heavy enough to put the company out of...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 08 November 2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,446
Posted By erwins
It's not a deadline, though. You could have...

It's not a deadline, though. You could have mailed your ballot on Saturday and it would be accepted as long as it arrived before 8 pm on Tuesday. It's just not a safe bet if you cut it too close.
...
Forum: Rantidote 08 November 2018, 04:36 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 18,153
Posted By erwins
ASL, is there someone in your life you can talk...

ASL, is there someone in your life you can talk to about this? It sounds like you could use some in-person support. If you do have someone, please let them know how you are feeling. If you don't...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 07 November 2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By erwins
And the countdown to Mueller's firing just jumped...

And the countdown to Mueller's firing just jumped ahead by a whole bunch. (Like, tomorrow, maybe?) It seems likely that he could name an interim AG who won't be recused, and who will fire Mueller. ...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 06 November 2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,446
Posted By erwins
Here they require postage if you mail them, but...

Here they require postage if you mail them, but there are also lots of drop boxes around if you don't want to pay for postage.

Also ours have to be received by 8 pm on election day -- not...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 06 November 2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,446
Posted By erwins
I voted about 2 weeks ago. Keeping a close eye...

I voted about 2 weeks ago. Keeping a close eye on our governors race, which is closer than usual. We are on pace for a high turnout -- maybe the highest for a midterm in 24* years. We may also be...
Forum: SLC 06 November 2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 36,052
Posted By erwins
But the cashier's judgment is based on the...

But the cashier's judgment is based on the situation as they see it at the time. The person buying the alcohol turning and handing it to someone* the cashier has concluded is a minor, but likely the...
Forum: SLC 05 November 2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,086
Posted By erwins
Right?! They're in kindergarten now and...

Right?! They're in kindergarten now and everything.
Forum: Amusement Bark 04 November 2018, 04:20 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,548
Posted By erwins
What? Where are those rules written?

What? Where are those rules written?
Forum: Rantidote 04 November 2018, 01:34 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 18,153
Posted By erwins
"an open pastry case containing a filling."...

"an open pastry case containing a filling." --Whatever dictionary Google uses.

"an open pastry case with a filling, usually of something sweet such as fruit:
apple/strawberry/custard tart."...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 02 November 2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 776
Views: 286,895
Posted By erwins
What a cute pair.

What a cute pair.
Forum: SLC 02 November 2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,086
Posted By erwins
We got about 15 to 20 kids. We were out with our...

We got about 15 to 20 kids. We were out with our kids early in the evening though, so I'm sure we missed some. The ertwins were a rainbow-unicorn-mermaid, and a zombie. I created the costumes and...
Forum: Rantidote 02 November 2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 18,153
Posted By erwins
That is consistent with the dictionary...

That is consistent with the dictionary definitions. Tart is a filled pastry either with no top, or with a folded over edge. Also, some definitions specify kinds of fillings that are typical. ...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 01 November 2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,983
Posted By erwins
It already isn't enough for some people. See the...

It already isn't enough for some people. See the links GenYus has posted. People with valid, state-issued birth certificates are being refused passports, or having their passports revoked, because...
Forum: Rantidote 29 October 2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 8,669
Posted By erwins
I'm not without sympathy to your plight, but...

I'm not without sympathy to your plight, but YOMANS* for the image of a bottle of creamer kept under lock and key in a secure bag in the fridge.

* Screen (on my phone), rather than keyboard.
Forum: Rantidote 29 October 2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 18,153
Posted By erwins
Just one data point here, but I'm a lawyer and I...

Just one data point here, but I'm a lawyer and I don't always read the actual measures as opposed to the summaries and results statements. I don't know how it works in Washington, but here those...
Forum: Rantidote 29 October 2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 18,153
Posted By erwins
In the abstract, I would agree that if something...

In the abstract, I would agree that if something is a good idea, I should vote for it regardless of who is supporting it. But in more practical terms, if it is difficult to figure out whether...
Forum: Police Blotter 26 October 2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,411
Posted By erwins
I don't know about just scaring them. They were...

I don't know about just scaring them. They were not fake bombs. They were described as rudimentary but functional, last I saw. If you don't want to kill anyone, you don't make a functional bomb.
Forum: Social Studies 26 October 2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,656
Posted By erwins
There's a similar issue with the name Knut, which...

There's a similar issue with the name Knut, which winds up with either too many syllables or a silent K when typically pronounced in English. In Norwegian, the K is pronounced, but an extra...
Forum: Crash and Burn 25 October 2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By erwins
http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=92574 ...

http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=92574

http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=89880

Slightly different, but really the same
http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=84781
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