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Forum: Rantidote 23 February 2019, 03:45 AM
Replies: 890
Views: 118,816
Posted By erwins
The items have to be qualifying ones though. ...

The items have to be qualifying ones though. Almost nothing that cheap will come with free next day delivery -- or are you saying you found stuff that qualifies?
Forum: Soapbox Derby 23 February 2019, 12:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By erwins
I don't think that a prior restraint of a...

I don't think that a prior restraint of a criminal defendant from speaking publicly about his case should (or probably could, constitutionally) be based on where the buck stops.

I don't think it...
Forum: SLC 20 February 2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 721
Views: 61,111
Posted By erwins
We use all three terms, to mean distinct things,...

We use all three terms, to mean distinct things, but I'm not sure if we have an equivalent to the spreadable jelly you describe. If you're wrong about it containing gelatin, and it is actually...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 20 February 2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 19,885
Posted By erwins
Chillas, your alternate answer to 6 doesn't have...

Chillas, your alternate answer to 6 doesn't have an ascender in any version of cursive I've seen.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 19 February 2019, 02:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By erwins
It's possible that I missed it before, but I...

It's possible that I missed it before, but I don't think this statement said what the source was the first time I read it: "The affidavit stated that the student threatened to beat the teacher, but...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 18 February 2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By erwins
Even if the sub had been right that reciting the...

Even if the sub had been right that reciting the pledge was required, (which is a big thing to be wrong about) it would still be totally inappropriate to argue with the student about, ask why they...
Forum: Language 12 February 2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 771
Posted By erwins
Fouled? That's not how I learned it. :)

Fouled? That's not how I learned it. :)
Forum: Amusement Bark 11 February 2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 805
Posted By erwins
I haven't watched the video. It is...

I haven't watched the video.

It is entirely unremarkable for a work of fiction to ignore the law. Even more so for a work of fiction directed at children.

It might be somewhat interesting to...
Forum: Social Studies 09 February 2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,809
Posted By erwins
If that is an accurate assessment of the research...

If that is an accurate assessment of the research that is specifically addressing trans questions, it's exactly what I meant about how it can sometimes result in a sort of polarized view, or in some...
Forum: Rantidote 09 February 2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 46,456
Posted By erwins
Is it possible that the booster had already gone...

Is it possible that the booster had already gone and you didn't notice, or just used more hot water?
Forum: Social Studies 09 February 2019, 01:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,809
Posted By erwins
Physical differences don't have to be driven by...

Physical differences don't have to be driven by innate processes.
Forum: Social Studies 08 February 2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,809
Posted By erwins
To what is the biological difference in brains...

To what is the biological difference in brains attributed? Is there a claim that it is "nature" rather than "nurture"? If so, how was that determined, and, as TL asked, is it an overlapping, on...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 08 February 2019, 02:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By erwins
Amazing. I'm very glad that she's staying...

Amazing. I'm very glad that she's staying indoors now. I hope she is too. Seems like an experience that ought to make a cat appreciate a warm house.
Forum: Amusement Bark 07 February 2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By erwins
In my jurisdiction, it can be a condition of...

In my jurisdiction, it can be a condition of parole or post-prison supervision, which would be similar to what happened in the OP.

In addition, if a person has a specific designation as a...
Forum: Social Studies 07 February 2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 919
Posted By erwins
It's an interesting question. I wonder if part...

It's an interesting question. I wonder if part of it is a recognition (could be positive or negative or neutral) of the gender norm crossing for you to have long hair.

One of my kids, A, has...
Forum: SLC 07 February 2019, 12:44 AM
Replies: 721
Views: 61,111
Posted By erwins
I had a very recent model Toyota SUV behind me...

I had a very recent model Toyota SUV behind me while driving today. It had smallish (DRL?) lights that were a very white color. When I looked directly at them, they were very bright. And when I...
Forum: Rantidote 07 February 2019, 12:33 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 38,908
Posted By erwins
I have too, and I'm questioning whether it has...

I have too, and I'm questioning whether it has anything to do with whether there is an expectation of "catching up." (And I'm asking what is meant by "catching up.")

In the kind of use I've...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 07 February 2019, 12:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 873
Posted By erwins
I used to make popcorn in a paper bag often. I...

I used to make popcorn in a paper bag often. I didn't even add oil -- just kernels in the bag, then add butter and flavorings after popping. Works about as well as the pre-packaged kind, and is...
Forum: Rantidote 06 February 2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 38,908
Posted By erwins
Is there a separate term for someone who is not...

Is there a separate term for someone who is not expected to be able to further develop in a particular area, though? Or is "delay" just a descriptor for the fact that the person is behind typical...
Forum: Rantidote 06 February 2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 38,908
Posted By erwins
It may be viewed as more that the person is...

It may be viewed as more that the person is behind in development, but is still developing (as are we all). So at any given point, they may be "behind" the typical development, but they may still...
Forum: Rantidote 06 February 2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 38,908
Posted By erwins
After posting in this thread earlier, I did a...

After posting in this thread earlier, I did a little research on what the people in question tend to prefer. IIRC, the preferred terms were, in no particular order, person with (specific name of...
Forum: SLC 04 February 2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 30,190
Posted By erwins
I'm so jealous! I had a Mazda3, it got totalled...

I'm so jealous! I had a Mazda3, it got totalled and I replaced it with a Subaru Legacy out of a desire to have one AWD vehicle in the family. I regret getting the Subaru so much, and I'm counting...
Forum: Social Studies 02 February 2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,809
Posted By erwins
I'm a lefty ultimately, but overall quite...

I'm a lefty ultimately, but overall quite ambidextrous. I had a two-year experience of having frozen shoulder, though, in my right shoulder. A side zip would have been somewhere between very...
Forum: Social Studies 02 February 2019, 05:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,809
Posted By erwins
Very well said. All of it. I'm not sure...

Very well said. All of it.

I'm not sure about the fly question though -- where are you thinking it should be? It doesn't seem only useful to people with penises to me, since I find the fly...
Forum: Social Studies 02 February 2019, 03:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,809
Posted By erwins
I really disagree with a bunch of what he said. ...

I really disagree with a bunch of what he said. Rereading my post, I'm not sure if it seems like I'm mostly agreeing, but I really strongly disagree with how he uses this as an attack on the left,...
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