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Forum: Police Blotter 18 February 2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,108
Posted By erwins
This article has some video that shows how...

This article has some video that shows how regular people handle situations with guns compared to how police handle them.
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Forum: Soapbox Derby 15 February 2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,173
Posted By erwins
The history of that word in this country is...

The history of that word in this country is clear. Its use may initially not have been intended as a personal pejorative toward a particular individual, but it was used from the beginning here to...
Forum: Police Blotter 15 February 2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 772
Posted By erwins
I doubt we have a way to know that. What kind of...

I doubt we have a way to know that. What kind of person would answer an ad like that and then follow through? There may be more than one answer to that question, but among them would be: someone...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 15 February 2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,173
Posted By erwins
That some used the word without knowing or...

That some used the word without knowing or consciously intending it to be racist does not mean that their use of that word was not oppressive. The fact that the word could even have been viewed as...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 14 February 2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,173
Posted By erwins
I suppose it's possible that he was making a...

I suppose it's possible that he was making a point about "acceptable free speech" by doing something he knew would be deeply offensive and thereby provoking a response of people trying to shut him...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 13 February 2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,173
Posted By erwins
He said it was supposed to "deliver a gut punch,"...

He said it was supposed to "deliver a gut punch," and said he would keep using it if he "thinks it's necessary." Both of those suggest to me that he was using the word gratuitously to shock students,...
Forum: SLC 12 February 2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 28,517
Posted By erwins
I would say dress shirt or button down shirt, and...

I would say dress shirt or button down shirt, and I would say button down collar to specify that, or possibly just say Oxford, or Oxford shirt if it was made of Oxford cloth. (Although I understand...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 February 2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,451
Posted By erwins
Yes, that last part is, in part, what I was...

Yes, that last part is, in part, what I was trying to get at in the part you quoted, only you said it more clearly. In reading about Poland before WWII, and the history of Jews in Poland, I learned...
Forum: SLC 09 February 2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 28,517
Posted By erwins
That would be a good reason not to even consider...

That would be a good reason not to even consider flying with some cats. I've had some that would have reacted pretty strongly to being held in an environment like that.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 February 2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,451
Posted By erwins
I think it can be pretty complicated to talk...

I think it can be pretty complicated to talk about what happened in Nazi occupied countries, which makes laws like this even more stifling. I think there were almost certainly victims, collaborators,...
Forum: SLC 09 February 2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 28,517
Posted By erwins
The article about the hamster in the emotional...

The article about the hamster in the emotional support peacock thread has a part about TSA. TSA said the hamster was welcome to pass through security. Its container would go through x-ray and it...
Forum: SLC 09 February 2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 28,517
Posted By erwins
Walking on an escalator is different from walking...

Walking on an escalator is different from walking on stairs. Once you are used to it, it's probably not too much higher degree of difficulty, but it requires more attention, and certain predictive...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 09 February 2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,782
Posted By erwins
And needing emotional support does not mean that...

And needing emotional support does not mean that you can't care for yourself or a pet. Where does that notion come from?

ETA: Rereading, I see that you were probably referring to the specific...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 09 February 2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,782
Posted By erwins
There are certainly disabilities (and just...

There are certainly disabilities (and just personal characteristics) that could affect one's ability to cope with that scenario, in terms of thinking of alternatives, standing up to someone who...
Forum: Social Studies 09 February 2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,616
Posted By erwins
Those are my favorites too. I like the puffy...

Those are my favorites too. I like the puffy kind better than the crunchy, but I like having flavor. The texture is different from the regular puffs too, I think. The regular puffs are . . ....
Forum: Social Studies 09 February 2018, 12:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,616
Posted By erwins
That feeling you describe, Richard, of the puffs...

That feeling you describe, Richard, of the puffs almost making you more hungry, has been studied, and snack makers strive for it. In the radio piece I heard, it was described by an expert as...
Forum: Social Studies 07 February 2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,616
Posted By erwins
Sue, it doesn't mean it can't happen, of course,...

Sue, it doesn't mean it can't happen, of course, but remember that a store has to have good reason to think you stole something to detain you, and likely would not even accuse you without good...
Forum: Business Bytes 07 February 2018, 03:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,581
Posted By erwins
In all instances where I've used the term...

In all instances where I've used the term "liquor" I mean distilled spirits. Liquor stores can usually sell any kind of alcohol, in my experience. And grocery stores can usually sell alcohol, in...
Forum: Business Bytes 06 February 2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,581
Posted By erwins
Unless it has changed since I lived there,...

Unless it has changed since I lived there, Florida is like Lainie describes. Liquor is sold in dedicated liquor stores. Some of those may be connected to a grocery store, but they have separate...
Forum: SLC 06 February 2018, 12:04 AM
Replies: 606
Views: 28,517
Posted By erwins
W. Bush was well known for giving nicknames, but...

W. Bush was well known for giving nicknames, but they were not necessarily insulting, and used more privately than what Trump does. (But many of them were publicly known while he was president.)
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Forum: Business Bytes 05 February 2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,581
Posted By erwins
No part of what I said was based on it being more...

No part of what I said was based on it being more dangerous. I made a statement about it being appropriate, based on it being an adult-only establishment. Grocery stores, even when they sell...
Forum: SLC 05 February 2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 28,517
Posted By erwins
I tried to check what model minivan they have...

I tried to check what model minivan they have now, and I got a 1997 news article about the switch from Jeeps to minivans. I was surprised that the Jeeps were still in use that recently. I really...
Forum: SLC 05 February 2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 28,517
Posted By erwins
Huh. I've never seen the Cushman ones. The...

Huh. I've never seen the Cushman ones. The Grumman LLV that you linked in the other thread made me figuratively slap my forehead. Yes, I've seen those for a long time, and indeed, I think they are...
Forum: SLC 05 February 2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 28,517
Posted By erwins
But RH only? And what kind of vehicles?

But RH only? And what kind of vehicles?
Forum: Amusement Bark 05 February 2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 771
Posted By erwins
I appreciated the Mass Insurance ad. They used...

I appreciated the Mass Insurance ad. They used the ad to convey a message, and then just put up their name at the end. I actually backed that one up and watched it again.

I think I missed the...
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