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Forum: Soapbox Derby 15 December 2017, 03:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 730
Posted By RichardM
I don't feel that these two things are related...

I don't feel that these two things are related except that victim blaming can go both ways as can seduction.

ETA: Strange as it may seem, being male does not make one guilty.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 15 December 2017, 03:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 730
Posted By RichardM
Very true. And many of these people are those who...

Very true. And many of these people are those who think pregnancy outside of marriage is a punishment of the woman.

Please read what I said about seduction. It happens both ways. Again we need to...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 15 December 2017, 02:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 730
Posted By RichardM
In an attempt to explain that sometimes, the man...

In an attempt to explain that sometimes, the man might be right. Although as I stated none of the public cases so far seem that way with the exception of perhaps Al Franken's. He seems to simply be...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 15 December 2017, 02:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 730
Posted By RichardM
No. Clothing choice could simply be poor. Her...

No. Clothing choice could simply be poor. Her actions would govern. Also, said actions can occur even if the woman was wearing the most modest of clothing.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 15 December 2017, 02:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 730
Posted By RichardM
Entrapment means going out and spending lots of...

Entrapment means going out and spending lots of money on clothes that are deliberately too revealing. Then using language to try to get said congressman to make a pass at you so that you can then...
Forum: Rantidote 15 December 2017, 12:39 AM
Replies: 957
Views: 67,258
Posted By RichardM
It's mean of me I know, but I love watching TV of...

It's mean of me I know, but I love watching TV of people trying to drive on overpasses in Dallas when there is ice or snow. The news tells people to slow down on overpasses as they freeze before the...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 15 December 2017, 12:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 730
Posted By RichardM
I agree. Dress is no excuse. However, if I were a...

I agree. Dress is no excuse. However, if I were a congressman (male form chosen deliberately) and a woman lobbyist wearing a shorter than normal skirt and a blouse showing lots of cleavage and if she...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 14 December 2017, 09:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 730
Posted By RichardM
I must confess to agreeing with the Congresswoman...

I must confess to agreeing with the Congresswoman somewhat. Especially for lobbyists. These are people that sometimes, not always and not reputable ones, who are there to subtly offer bribes. (Yes, I...
Forum: SLC 14 December 2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,751
Posted By RichardM
Probably not, but you can without violating...

Probably not, but you can without violating etiquette.
Forum: Rantidote 14 December 2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 957
Views: 67,258
Posted By RichardM
I have raced a Mustang with Texas plates in the...

I have raced a Mustang with Texas plates in the snow. I know how to drive in the snow. We have an AWD SUV with good tires. So when it snows, I know what to do - stay home in front of the fire and...
Forum: Rantidote 14 December 2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,869
Posted By RichardM
Probably not legal under Federal regulations, not...

Probably not legal under Federal regulations, not legal in Texas under regular inspection regulations and done for "styling."
Forum: Rantidote 14 December 2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,869
Posted By RichardM
In re distracted driving: I just sent an e-mail...

In re distracted driving: I just sent an e-mail to a cousin on how mountain driving can be distracting by telling him that I almost crashed once or twice a week while driving between Santa Fe NM and...
Forum: SLC 13 December 2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,307
Posted By RichardM
That is true which is why I explained it was the...

That is true which is why I explained it was the way I defined "summer" tires. But then most people don't have the selection of cars to drive that I do. I have a Toyota Prius, Porsche 944, RAM 1500...
Forum: SLC 13 December 2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,307
Posted By RichardM
What I am talking about are street legal tires...

What I am talking about are street legal tires optimized for dry weather use. Frequently used in the sport of autocross (Solo in SCCA). Yes, these days, a tire can be used in the rain and still have...
Forum: SLC 13 December 2017, 05:56 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,307
Posted By RichardM
"Summer" tires are atrocious in the rain. Well,...

"Summer" tires are atrocious in the rain. Well, what I call "summer" tires. That is a tire that is optimized for dry traction. Like the tires used in racing when it isn't raining. Watch a NASCAR race...
Forum: Social Studies 11 December 2017, 01:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,220
Posted By RichardM
That's the Episcopalian version, not Catholic. :)...

That's the Episcopalian version, not Catholic. :) The wiki article about the Lord's Prayer talks about lots of the translations. Semi-interesting. I must confess that I went to Catholic grade school,...
Forum: Social Studies 10 December 2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,220
Posted By RichardM
This would not be the first time the Lord's...

This would not be the first time the Lord's Prayer has been amended. Several years ago the Roman Catholic Church added the last 2 sentences to it that have been used by the Protestants for centuries.
Forum: Wild Kingdom 10 December 2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By RichardM
Good news from that part of New Mexico. (This...

Good news from that part of New Mexico. (This county was the scene of a school shooting last week)
Forum: Rantidote 07 December 2017, 10:30 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,869
Posted By RichardM
What if I also saw it on the Internetz?

What if I also saw it on the Internetz?
Forum: History 07 December 2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By RichardM
Norway and Sweden is easy. A Norwegian will...

Norway and Sweden is easy. A Norwegian will always do the opposite of what a Swede says - just because.
Richard (grandson of Norwegians) ;)
Forum: Rantidote 05 December 2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,869
Posted By RichardM
In first grade, I was placed in a special class....

In first grade, I was placed in a special class. It was for those who were slow learners. It probably was because I was, and still am, left handed. This was in 1956 in parochial school in Birmingham...
Forum: History 05 December 2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By RichardM
This just proves that the British are more...

This just proves that the British are more warlike than those of us in North America. We are more peaceful and see no reason to have our swords at the ready. ;)
Forum: SLC 04 December 2017, 10:57 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 117,233
Posted By RichardM
Yes, I've read that about random number...

Yes, I've read that about random number generators particularly as used in encryption.
Forum: SLC 04 December 2017, 10:51 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 117,233
Posted By RichardM
Not that I have any actual knowledge of...

Not that I have any actual knowledge of programming slot machines but for something fair, like a coin toss, the odds of a win are the same every toss of the coin or pull of the lever. I would think...
Forum: SLC 04 December 2017, 10:47 PM
Replies: 795
Views: 164,311
Posted By RichardM
Sounds perfect for Florida.:)

Sounds perfect for Florida.:)
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