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Forum: Social Studies 13 December 2018, 03:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 764
Posted By thorny locust
Did sick days there accrue to the next or later...

Did sick days there accrue to the next or later years?

Seems to me that allowing them to do so would reduce people taking the days when not actually sick; because nobody knows whether, next year,...
Forum: Rantidote 12 December 2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,761
Posted By thorny locust
FWIW, years ago, in NYState, I was rear ended...

FWIW, years ago, in NYState, I was rear ended while trying to take a left turn into the veterinary's office. (Road conditions were spottily icy, the car behind me slid into me.)

Nobody was hurt;...
Forum: Social Studies 12 December 2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 764
Posted By thorny locust
Years ago, when the US Federal government was...

Years ago, when the US Federal government was starting to work on revamping the food safety standards for greens etc., I went to a meeting at which they said they wanted farmers' input.

At the...
Forum: Moot Court 11 December 2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,091
Posted By thorny locust
Something I learned today! Thanks for info,...

Something I learned today! Thanks for info, GenYus.

Are they pleading guilty to premeditated murder, though, or to a lesser homicide charge? I couldn't quickly figure that out from the cite.

...
Forum: Social Studies 11 December 2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 764
Posted By thorny locust
Or it might mean that you are really, really good...

Or it might mean that you are really, really good at whatever it was they were doing, and most people aren't.

(I'll grant that it's more likely that the office was badly run; and also that the...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 09 December 2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By thorny locust
Praises also to the rescuer who kept putting out...

Praises also to the rescuer who kept putting out water and food, as near as I can tell before there was any evidence that that particular dog (or any dog) was eating/drinking it.
Forum: Amusement Bark 09 December 2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,211
Posted By thorny locust
Terry Pratchett pulled off something very like it...

Terry Pratchett pulled off something very like it with rats (https://www.terrypratchettbooks.com/book/the-amazing-maurice-and-his-educated-rodents/).

His rats were magically enhanced, which...
Forum: Amusement Bark 09 December 2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,211
Posted By thorny locust
I tried a couple of times to read Watership Down...

I tried a couple of times to read Watership Down (as an adult) but could never get very far with it, because it seemed to me (though I don't now remember details) that the rabbits were behaving way...
Forum: Moot Court 09 December 2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,091
Posted By thorny locust
Yes, you almost never see a flat out guilty plea...

Yes, you almost never see a flat out guilty plea to murder charges. I guess their only choice was between the sort of claim they made and 'I was justified because I was defending the country against...
Forum: Moot Court 08 December 2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,091
Posted By thorny locust
Charlottesville Jury Convicts 'Unite The Right' Protester Who Killed Woman

Charlottesville Jury Convicts 'Unite The Right' Protester Who Killed Woman (https://www.npr.org/2018/12/07/674672922/james-alex-fields-unite-the-right-protester-who-killed-heather-heyer-found-guilt)...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 08 December 2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 589
Posted By thorny locust
Well, that's encouraging. I wound up...

Well, that's encouraging.



I wound up just rolling the video portion up off the screen about that point and listening to the commentary until it was clear what had happened.

-- leopards as...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 07 December 2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 589
Posted By thorny locust
crocoduck_hunter, that video starts with a...

crocoduck_hunter, that video starts with a disturbing-content warning, but they didn't say for what, at least not before I closed it again. Could you give a general idea, possibly whited out?
Forum: Wild Kingdom 07 December 2018, 01:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 589
Posted By thorny locust
Hope he's going to be OK. That's quite a young...

Hope he's going to be OK. That's quite a young cat dumped into territory he doesn't know his way around in.

Admittedly I'm not quite sure what else they were going to do with him.
Forum: Wild Kingdom 06 December 2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 734
Posted By thorny locust
Hey, I could make a silk purse out of a cat's...

Hey, I could make a silk purse out of a cat's ear!

It'll take a while, though . . .

Step 1: acquire a cat. Treat the cat very well; feed the cat, apply pats, provide excellent feline housing...
Forum: SLC 05 December 2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 557
Posted By thorny locust
Thanks for posting this, snopes. I'm sorry...

Thanks for posting this, snopes.

I'm sorry to hear that she's gone.
Forum: Wild Kingdom 05 December 2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 726
Views: 169,473
Posted By thorny locust
Hmm. Ignoring Ace doesn't seem to work very well,...

Hmm. Ignoring Ace doesn't seem to work very well, does it?
Forum: SLC 04 December 2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 21,445
Posted By thorny locust
Looked like play gestures to me, on both parts. ...

Looked like play gestures to me, on both parts.

Would have been a really risky game, though --

and is that really a sturdy enough fence?
Forum: SLC 04 December 2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 21,445
Posted By thorny locust
Blatherskite, years ago I once looked out the...

Blatherskite, years ago I once looked out the window to see a large wild turkey quite near to the house -- and also the smallest of my cats at that time, huge eyed, belly flat to the ground, creeping...
Forum: Social Studies 03 December 2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,097
Posted By thorny locust
And why, oh why, do I suspect that many of those...

And why, oh why, do I suspect that many of those criticizing Obama are perfectly willing to give Trump a pass?

Hey, folks -- this is what 'telling it like it is' actually sounds like.
Forum: Crash and Burn 03 December 2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,190
Posted By thorny locust
ChasFink, thanks for coming back to the...

ChasFink, thanks for coming back to the discussion.



I agree with that.

Sometimes, as I said earlier in the thread, it's necessary to choose between two wrongs (or even among more than two)....
Forum: SLC 03 December 2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,780
Posted By thorny locust
Seaboe, I am sorry. And I hope you get your time...

Seaboe, I am sorry. And I hope you get your time off.
Forum: Rantidote 03 December 2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 26,684
Posted By thorny locust
GM, I think my tactical choice would be not only...

GM, I think my tactical choice would be not only long pants but also long sleeves, gloves, and depending on body position relative to the glue job a face shield when needed.
Forum: Wild Kingdom 03 December 2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 292,177
Posted By thorny locust
My shoes. What do you mean you think they're your...

My shoes. What do you mean you think they're your shoes?
Forum: Crash and Burn 03 December 2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,190
Posted By thorny locust
ganzfeld, I am unconvinced by your speculation,...

ganzfeld, I am unconvinced by your speculation, which appears to amount to either 'they knew nothing whatsoever about the dangers of allowing outsiders onto the island' or else 'they knew enough...
Forum: Crash and Burn 03 December 2018, 04:54 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,190
Posted By thorny locust
I'm pretty sure his dead body has been seen by...

I'm pretty sure his dead body has been seen by Indian authorities and/or the fishermen.



Why would it have been an improvement for them to have killed him with knives or spears or boomerangs or...
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