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Forum: Wild Kingdom 19 April 2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By thorny locust
From the story Ryda posted: It's not...

From the story Ryda posted:



It's not clear to me whether that means that Toby's original family told the shelter he was FIV positive, or whether the shelter ran tests and discovered it.

If...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 19 April 2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 261
Posted By thorny locust
I would add to Darth's list that if they were too...

I would add to Darth's list that if they were too broke to buy cat food, or their lives had changed so that due to circumstances not reasonably within their control nobody ever had time to pat or...
Forum: SLC 19 April 2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,501
Posted By thorny locust
I'm a bit puzzled by this. If you,...

I'm a bit puzzled by this.

If you, personally, don't get homesick much: some people don't, nothing wrong with that. But do you mean that you think that makes it an unnecessary emotion for those...
Forum: Rantidote 19 April 2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 672
Views: 49,024
Posted By thorny locust
Beachlife!, that works well if you're prepared to...

Beachlife!, that works well if you're prepared to either cover the plants if the weather turns cold, or to replant them if they die or get severely damaged, or to wind up without any tomatoes.

--...
Forum: Moot Court 19 April 2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 309
Posted By thorny locust
That would reduce, but not remove, the problem of...

That would reduce, but not remove, the problem of unfair competition with brick and mortar stores; and it wouldn't solve the problem of reduced funding to municipalities, at least unless the states...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 19 April 2018, 02:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 261
Posted By thorny locust
It's possible the story's wrong. But the story...

It's possible the story's wrong. But the story doesn't say they took the cat to the shelter and asked them to find another home that he wouldn't get away from. It says they took the cat to a shelter...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 19 April 2018, 12:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 117
Posted By thorny locust
Parents Of Children Who Were Killed In Sandy Hook Are Suing Alex Jones Over His Consp

The whole title won't fit, here it is again with link:

Parents Of Children Who Were Killed In Sandy Hook Are Suing Alex Jones Over His Conspiracy Theories...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 19 April 2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By thorny locust
Justice Gorsuch Joins Supreme Courtís Liberals to Strike Down Deportation Law

Story here (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/17/us/politics/supreme-court-deportations-trump.html).
Forum: Wild Kingdom 18 April 2018, 11:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 261
Posted By thorny locust
They could have taken him to a no-kill shelter,...

They could have taken him to a no-kill shelter, at least.

Since that's apparently where he wound up, that must have been a possibility.

And, yes, I am sad for the cat who loved people who would...
Forum: Social Studies 18 April 2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By thorny locust
It's not only an issue of possible pathogens;...

It's not only an issue of possible pathogens; it's also an issue that people put all sorts of stuff down the toilet that shouldn't wind up being spread on fields -- sewage waste can be contaminated...
Forum: SLC 18 April 2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 24,148
Posted By thorny locust
Actually a thing I learned yesterday: Carl...

Actually a thing I learned yesterday: Carl Kasell. Not Carl Castle; which is what I thought I was hearing all these years.

:-o
Forum: Social Studies 18 April 2018, 02:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By thorny locust
Classiest member of the family, as near as I...

Classiest member of the family, as near as I could tell.
Forum: Techno-Babble 17 April 2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By thorny locust
IRS Payment Site Fails on Tax Day, Extensions to...

IRS Payment Site Fails on Tax Day, Extensions to Be Granted (https://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2018-04-17/irs-online-payment-site-fails-on-tax-day)
Forum: Wild Kingdom 16 April 2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 476
Posted By thorny locust
I got something rather like that one in reverse...

I got something rather like that one in reverse for some years: when one of the current Older Cats was one of the Young Cats (and how did she turn into an Older Cat, anyway? I only blinked!) used to...
Forum: SLC 16 April 2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 31,686
Posted By thorny locust
Lainie, I'm very sorry for your loss.

Lainie, I'm very sorry for your loss.
Forum: Rantidote 16 April 2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 23,754
Posted By thorny locust
My wild guess is, any farming area, and possibly...

My wild guess is, any farming area, and possibly any rural area. I might be wrong, though.
Forum: Rantidote 15 April 2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 23,754
Posted By thorny locust
I could tell you a dozen places around here that...

I could tell you a dozen places around here that would sell you individual sockets. But you're not around here, so that's probably only annoying.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 13 April 2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,849
Posted By thorny locust
Of course not. What I'm objecting to is...

Of course not.

What I'm objecting to is lumping in everybody on the right with those elements.



That may well be part of the problem.

And it may not help to point out that I'm not...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 13 April 2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,261
Posted By thorny locust
Oh yes, they can certainly do that. That's...

Oh yes, they can certainly do that.

That's not what I think of as being thrown out of the entire party, however. Again, I don't think they've got any way of either stopping somebody from publicly...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 12 April 2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,849
Posted By thorny locust
OK; that's fair enough. "the Right" in...

OK; that's fair enough.



"the Right" in general. Not specific people on the Right, or particular segments of the Right.



Yes, the post says "some of the people on the Right." But what it...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 12 April 2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,261
Posted By thorny locust
GenYus, do you know any specific process for...

GenYus, do you know any specific process for their doing so?

IIRC, a number of Republicans did denounce an avowed Nazi who got on a state ballot as a Republican lately; but they appear to have no...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 12 April 2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 250,697
Posted By thorny locust
I see neither links nor images.

I see neither links nor images.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 12 April 2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,261
Posted By thorny locust
I don't think there are actually any provisions...

I don't think there are actually any provisions in the USA for party leaders to kick somebody out of a party. If the person wins a primary, they can run on that line.

There are other things that...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 12 April 2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 476
Posted By thorny locust
Now I'm imagining this one: Steely Dan to...

Now I'm imagining this one:

Steely Dan to Katydid: are you in heat yet? how about now? now?

Katydid to Steely Dan: No! I am not in heat! Can't you smell the difference? Hiss, swat, growl,...
Forum: Rantidote 12 April 2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 33,073
Posted By thorny locust
I started getting snail spam from AARP when I was...

I started getting snail spam from AARP when I was about 45. Twenty years later, they're still determinedly at it.

This technique has royally backfired. I will never, never join AARP.




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