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Forum: Social Studies 22 June 2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,019
Posted By UEL
Baseball I've told this story before here, but it is...

I've told this story before here, but it is germane to this conversation.

I lived in Salisbury in the UK from 2001-2002 on an exchange with the British Army. There was a wonderful local pub in...
Forum: Rantidote 22 June 2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,107
Posted By UEL
Baseball I said before, the Americans on this board are...

I said before, the Americans on this board are doing what they can.

Mostly, I think what is getting my ire up is that your Representatives aren't representing you. 79% of Americans don't want the...
Forum: SLC 22 June 2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 965
Views: 74,012
Posted By UEL
Baseball My go to Canadian gift lately has been a First...

My go to Canadian gift lately has been a First Nations Dream Catcher. There is an artisan at a nearby First Nations community that makes beautiful ones in various sizes.

If your online friend is...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 21 June 2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,433
Posted By UEL
Baseball You are most likely correct. But, the second...

You are most likely correct.

But, the second he looks bad, someone goes. Even if that someone did exactly what Trump wanted.
Forum: Social Studies 21 June 2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,019
Posted By UEL
Baseball It was. My parents both smoked and when we moved...

It was. My parents both smoked and when we moved to Germany when I was 14 we were on a 707 for 9 hours. I was sitting in the "non-smoking" area, which was the front 1/3 of the airplane, in the row...
Forum: Rantidote 21 June 2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,107
Posted By UEL
Baseball I, like you ;), am too young to remember Nixon...

I, like you ;), am too young to remember Nixon directly. But, in my readings, it was his re-election that caused his major downfall. His policies prior to that, while contentious, were political...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 21 June 2018, 02:42 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,433
Posted By UEL
Baseball Honestly, bodies on the parapet because they were...

Honestly, bodies on the parapet because they were voluntary sacrificial lambs to Trump. Trump fires people (Hope Hicks is the one name that jumps to mind) because she did what he wanted, but the...
Forum: Rantidote 21 June 2018, 02:39 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,107
Posted By UEL
Baseball I realise other countries are prone to it. But...

I realise other countries are prone to it. But the populations of the countries don't seem to revel in it. Italy, the closest to it, does not have populations calling for the deaths of those trying...
Forum: SLC 21 June 2018, 02:34 AM
Replies: 557
Views: 44,394
Posted By UEL
Baseball Very common around here (Atlantic Canada) and...

Very common around here (Atlantic Canada) and Manitoba. Might be a northern thing.
Forum: Rantidote 20 June 2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,107
Posted By UEL
United States I found this comment in an OP-ED piece on the US...

I found this comment in an OP-ED piece on the US Presidency to be very enlightening.

In talking about the positive changes brought forth by Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Clinton,...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 20 June 2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,433
Posted By UEL
Baseball I don't get it. Trump categorically stated...

I don't get it.

Trump categorically stated that it was the Dems fault and it was up to the Dems to solve.

Now, he's signed an executive order ceasing the practice of separating families (even...
Forum: Business Bytes 20 June 2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,710
Posted By UEL
Baseball On Hunt Club by the Airport?

On Hunt Club by the Airport?
Forum: Social Studies 20 June 2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,019
Posted By UEL
Baseball My wife switched to vaping. She was a 32+ year...

My wife switched to vaping. She was a 32+ year smoker who had a major health scare, so she switched to vaping. She's been vaping for 3 years and has significantly reduced her nicotine intake. Next...
Forum: Business Bytes 20 June 2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,710
Posted By UEL
Baseball There are three near my place in Ottawa and one...

There are three near my place in Ottawa and one on my way to work in NB. I like their breakfast. One of the ones in Ottawa was just built in 2016, so it still has that new feel.

Love it.
Forum: Business Bytes 19 June 2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,710
Posted By UEL
Baseball I tried telling my Swiss boss when I was deployed...

I tried telling my Swiss boss when I was deployed to the Golan about Swiss Chalet.

She could not get her mind around the fact that it had nothing to do with Switzerland and that other than the...
Forum: Business Bytes 19 June 2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,710
Posted By UEL
Baseball This is a good point. When we go to the US,...

This is a good point.

When we go to the US, we often make our meal choices to satisfy our curiosity about restaurants and chains we see in American advertisements on television or through TV and...
Forum: SLC 19 June 2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 965
Views: 74,012
Posted By UEL
Baseball In all my time of pumping gas while going to...

In all my time of pumping gas while going to university (one year), I never received a tip.

Never expected one either.

:)
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 19 June 2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 135,662
Posted By UEL
Baseball 4, maybe 6, this week

1. Shania Twain

2. Having taken dance at university and having lived in Israel, I can say it is called the Hora.

3. Basset hound? Sounds right

4. Berlin and Tokyo Olympics? Gotta be Hitler...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 19 June 2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By UEL
Baseball I've had my interactions with vegans who use the...

I've had my interactions with vegans who use the "corporate agenda" angle. I suspect they also do it for their ethical reasons, but they argue the corporate angle.

Just as their are Anti-GMO...
Forum: Business Bytes 19 June 2018, 02:32 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,710
Posted By UEL
Baseball Years ago I did delivery (beer money for...

Years ago I did delivery (beer money for university). The delivery business was not the restaurant. So, the delivery charge was for the delivery business, not the food business. I would deliver...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 June 2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By UEL
Baseball We had a similar situation in Canada a few years...

We had a similar situation in Canada a few years ago where one politician would object vociferously to any legislation put forth by one committee because he considered the head of that committee to...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 June 2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By UEL
Baseball I think that it is interesting that Globalism was...

I think that it is interesting that Globalism was the bane of the left 25 years ago as it was predicted that it would destroy the economies of all the smaller market countries.

Now, it is the...
Forum: Rantidote 16 June 2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 43,236
Posted By UEL
Baseball Playing my XBox last night and I got the low...

Playing my XBox last night and I got the low battery warning. I did not have any batteries in the house.

20 years ago, I'd have had several packages of AA batteries in the desk. Now none. Who...
Forum: SLC 15 June 2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 738
Posted By UEL
Icon06 That's a surprise too. I remember being in New...

That's a surprise too. I remember being in New Mexico for 2 months (not near her) but having some good forum chat about what to see in New Mexico.

I'm quite saddened by all this. Too many...
Forum: Business Bytes 15 June 2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,710
Posted By UEL
Baseball I noticed other restaurants doing similar, but...

I noticed other restaurants doing similar, but with their "specials".

Go in on a normal meal night and get the regular deal and it comes with 3 pieces of meat, 2 scoops of mashed potatoes and 2...
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