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Forum: Rantidote 17 June 2018, 04:32 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 42,422
Posted By Esprise Me
I wish I still had a battery-powered smoke alarm....

I wish I still had a battery-powered smoke alarm. For as long as I've lived in apartments, they've been a minor inconvenience--an inconvenience because they go off whenever I cook just about anything...
Forum: SLC 15 June 2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 932
Posted By Esprise Me
I have no real experience with selling or buying...

I have no real experience with selling or buying a home. I've looked at tons of online listings and been to several open houses over the last year or so just to get a feel for the market, and I...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 13 June 2018, 03:53 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,249
Posted By Esprise Me
Is anyone listening to the interview with Peter...

Is anyone listening to the interview with Peter Sagal on NPR right now? They just spent a good chunk of time talking about Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, and how they've sometimes been able to get guests...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 12 June 2018, 03:54 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,249
Posted By Esprise Me
Interesting article, TL; thanks for sharing. I...

Interesting article, TL; thanks for sharing. I wish they'd gone one step further and asked someone moderate or undecided on the subject to observe the exchange and note the effect of each discussion...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 June 2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,249
Posted By Esprise Me
Fair point; narcissism especially is classified...

Fair point; narcissism especially is classified as a personality disorder, though I was using it in a more colloquial sense. I wouldn't say bigotry is a personality trait, though; would you? I was...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 June 2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,249
Posted By Esprise Me
I think it does change, at least my perception of...

I think it does change, at least my perception of what we're talking about.

When I think of people I disagree with on the most fundamental levels, I think of people with whom I really don't share...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 08 June 2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,249
Posted By Esprise Me
Erwins, before you changed your mind on the death...

Erwins, before you changed your mind on the death penalty, would you have characterized those who ultimately convinced you as people you disagreed with on the most fundamental levels?
Forum: SLC 07 June 2018, 04:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,952
Posted By Esprise Me
Today my new supervisor emailed me, our new boss,...

Today my new supervisor emailed me, our new boss, and another senior attorney to confirm that a particular case was still controlling and to confirm her understanding of it. The other senior attorney...
Forum: Technical Questions 07 June 2018, 03:56 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,877
Posted By Esprise Me
It's theoretically possible, though unlikely,...

It's theoretically possible, though unlikely, that recreating this board over there would actually increase our numbers, since apparently people can't join here. But yeah, I posted a similar question...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 06 June 2018, 03:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By Esprise Me
I mean, yeah, but Trump didn't decide this case....

I mean, yeah, but Trump didn't decide this case. SCOTUS did, and made some pretty puzzling choices that to me look like cowardice.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 06 June 2018, 03:11 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,249
Posted By Esprise Me
Iím not entirely sure what you're trying to say...

Iím not entirely sure what you're trying to say here.
Forum: Moot Court 04 June 2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,278
Posted By Esprise Me
One might say so. (ETA: in response to GenYus)....

One might say so. (ETA: in response to GenYus). One might say the same about their decision in Azar vs. Garza (the immigrant teen abortion case.) I’m wondering if the liberal justices are trying to...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 04 June 2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 471
Posted By Esprise Me
Supreme Court sidesteps abortion dispute between Trump lawyers and ACLU over teen imm

Supreme Court sidesteps abortion dispute between Trump lawyers and ACLU over teen immigrant
https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-court-abortion-20180604-story.html



We have a president...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 02 June 2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,249
Posted By Esprise Me
True. I could get some tacos while I'm there....

True. I could get some tacos while I'm there. That would make the whole endeavor far more pleasant and productive than trying to understand where a person who supports that wall is coming from.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 02 June 2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,249
Posted By Esprise Me
I'm one of those who will debate moderates. It...

I'm one of those who will debate moderates. It may not come across this way because I'm a bit of a jerk, but it's a sign of my respect for the person to even try. I tend not to engage at all with...
Forum: Technical Questions 02 June 2018, 03:54 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,877
Posted By Esprise Me
I have a visceral reaction toward Reddit that may...

I have a visceral reaction toward Reddit that may take some getting over.
Forum: SLC 02 June 2018, 03:50 AM
Replies: 944
Views: 72,017
Posted By Esprise Me
Saying something nice about Obama?

Saying something nice about Obama?
Forum: Rantidote 02 June 2018, 03:49 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 42,422
Posted By Esprise Me
La Croix isn't unpleasant, just bland. It's club...

La Croix isn't unpleasant, just bland. It's club soda with 1ppm flavor. I actually kind of like it, because I like unflavored and very lightly flavored sparkling water.
Forum: Technical Questions 29 May 2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,877
Posted By Esprise Me
Karyn, if you're reading this, I'm so sorry to...

Karyn, if you're reading this, I'm so sorry to lose you; I always enjoyed your posts. But I understand completely.
Forum: Rantidote 29 May 2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 140,140
Posted By Esprise Me
I miss these boards in their heyday, too. I've...

I miss these boards in their heyday, too. I've sort of assumed that message boards in general are going out of style in favor of social media. It seems to be part of a larger trend of people being...
Forum: SLC 28 May 2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,415
Posted By Esprise Me
You can vent here! We'll even let you use all...

You can vent here! We'll even let you use all caps. Just this once. ;)
Forum: Moot Court 25 May 2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,949
Posted By Esprise Me
And if it did involve child welfare, his...

And if it did involve child welfare, his financial situation might be even less important. In LA county and, I believe (but am not certain) NY, parents in child welfare proceedings don't need to...
Forum: Social Studies 25 May 2018, 04:04 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 9,060
Posted By Esprise Me
It may be that women are criticized more often...

It may be that women are criticized more often for cultural appropriation than men are. If that is the case, it might be sexism, or it might be that appropriation tends to be more harmful or...
Forum: SLC 22 May 2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,415
Posted By Esprise Me
Plurabelle, I'm so glad you're able to be honest...

Plurabelle, I'm so glad you're able to be honest with your mother and stepfather and, more importantly, yourself. I know it isn't an easy thing to say out loud that you're being abused and need help....
Forum: SLC 19 May 2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 626
Views: 51,783
Posted By Esprise Me
The other shoe ...

The other shoe (http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?p=1977127#post1977127)dropped today; my boss announced she is, indeed, leaving. I thought I had prepared myself for this, but I hadn't. She...
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