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Forum: Social Studies 15 October 2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,358
Posted By Lainie
I should also mention that this was the basement...

I should also mention that this was the basement of a house built around 1910. It was partially dirt-floored (not the part with the "bathroom"), and the stairs were steep and poorly lit.
Forum: SLC 15 October 2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 930
Views: 100,785
Posted By Lainie
You need to make sure they pay you. That...

You need to make sure they pay you.

That may sound obvious, but some people are oddly passive about that. Some guy on my bus was told by his contracting firm that his pay for a week he'd already...
Forum: SLC 15 October 2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 460
Views: 28,442
Posted By Lainie
And the President is in no way part of the civil...

And the President is in no way part of the civil service. No elected or appointed official is. The whole point of the US civil service is to have a (theoretically) apolitical hiring system.
Forum: SLC 15 October 2018, 12:27 AM
Replies: 460
Views: 28,442
Posted By Lainie
i don't know if the function is different. The...

i don't know if the function is different. The Cabinet advises the President; also, each cabinet member is the top administrator in their respective department.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 14 October 2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By Lainie
:confused: I've read the article, and didn't see...

:confused: I've read the article, and didn't see any indication the protesters were suggesting any such thing.
Forum: Social Studies 13 October 2018, 12:00 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,358
Posted By Lainie
Good point. My mom's family had a privy...

Good point. My mom's family had a privy (outhouse) and bathed in a tin tub in the kitchen until her father installed a toilet and shower in the basement when she was in high school (mid 1930s). That...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 12 October 2018, 11:54 PM
Replies: 684
Views: 157,527
Posted By Lainie
What a gorgeous dilute calico (in TGG's...

What a gorgeous dilute calico (in TGG's "Incoming" video).
Forum: SLC 12 October 2018, 11:52 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 15,195
Posted By Lainie
That's very good news, Crius. My daughter...

That's very good news, Crius.

My daughter and I went to a Gorillaz concert last night. Damon Albarn (the lead singer, more or less) hugged me! It was amazing Great concert in general. They're...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 10 October 2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,131
Posted By Lainie
A friend gave a good analogy on FB: What if you...

A friend gave a good analogy on FB: What if you were a hiring manager, and there were unsubstantiated reports that an applicant had assaulted someone. Would you say "oh well no proof" and hire him?...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 10 October 2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 721
Views: 280,481
Posted By Lainie
Marmalade is so cute (and I love that name). ...

Marmalade is so cute (and I love that name).

Our old boy, Hammy, has been reduced to what my daughter calls "perfunctory hissing" at Doodle. :lol:
Forum: Social Studies 10 October 2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,358
Posted By Lainie
Re: The Waltons, my mom had similar thoughts. She...

Re: The Waltons, my mom had similar thoughts. She always said her family did "fine" during the Depression, because my grandfather never left his job, and he hunted for meat (for his immediate family...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 October 2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,131
Posted By Lainie
I took that reaction to be sarcasm, not "I never...

I took that reaction to be sarcasm, not "I never heard such a thing."
Forum: Rantidote 08 October 2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 9,439
Posted By Lainie
My employer, a very large insurance & financial...

My employer, a very large insurance & financial services company, runs very large second shifts, but not 7 floors worth.

Some businesses keep some lights on for security, but I wouldn't think...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 08 October 2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,131
Posted By Lainie
:rolleyes: It was not a trial, as I'm sure he...

:rolleyes: It was not a trial, as I'm sure he knows.
Forum: SLC 08 October 2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 930
Views: 100,785
Posted By Lainie
There's a very large regional VA clinic here in...

There's a very large regional VA clinic here in Columbus.
Forum: Amusement Bark 08 October 2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 24,278
Posted By Lainie
I saw A Star is Born last night. Pretty good, B...

I saw A Star is Born last night. Pretty good, B or B+, IMO. Lady Gaga is a very talented actor. Bradley Cooper did a good job, too. Usually I'm irrationally annoyed by his face, but he didn't look or...
Forum: Techno-Babble 08 October 2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 569
Posted By Lainie
I wouldn't call it a trick: it's exactly what the...

I wouldn't call it a trick: it's exactly what the machine is designed to do. The trick is calling that "lie detection."
Forum: SLC 08 October 2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 481
Posted By Lainie
I was raised Jehovah's Witness. I attended -- and...

I was raised Jehovah's Witness. I attended -- and I believe they still attend -- a total of 5 hours of meetings a week: a 2-hour block on Sunday, another 2 hour block one weeknight, and a one-hour...
Forum: Techno-Babble 08 October 2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 569
Posted By Lainie
I once had to take a polygraph test for a private...

I once had to take a polygraph test for a private sector job, but that was nearly 30 years ago. I don't think I'd realized how common they were in public sector recruitment. What a waste of time and...
Forum: Rantidote 07 October 2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 9,439
Posted By Lainie
I get that, that's why I said it wasn't a good...

I get that, that's why I said it wasn't a good example. :)

If we met in person, I might be able to convey the difference, but I'm out of ideas for how to describe it in writing.
Forum: Rantidote 07 October 2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 9,439
Posted By Lainie
Maybe "effort" wasn't the best word to use as an...

Maybe "effort" wasn't the best word to use as an example. Maybe "perish"?
Forum: Rantidote 07 October 2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 9,439
Posted By Lainie
No, the accent is still on the first syllable. ...

No, the accent is still on the first syllable.

As I learned to speak (in NE Ohio), both Aaron and Erin start with the "e" in effort sound. It was pronouncing Aaron with an "a" as in apple that...
Forum: Rantidote 07 October 2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 9,439
Posted By Lainie
What about the names Aaron and Erin? They're...

What about the names Aaron and Erin? They're homophones for people in the Midwest, IME. But my ex-h, and some other people I met from the NYC metro area, pronounced the first vowel sound of Aaron...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 07 October 2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,152
Posted By Lainie
ASL, FWIW, I thought it was a decent analogy.

ASL, FWIW, I thought it was a decent analogy.
Forum: Wild Kingdom 06 October 2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 530
Posted By Lainie
:lol: I almost suggested animatronics.

:lol: I almost suggested animatronics.
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