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Forum: Police Blotter 25 September 2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,326
Posted By erwins
The "adverse conduct" of the shooter was under...

The "adverse conduct" of the shooter was under discussion. Richard W. related that term to resisting arrest, and then engaged in hyperbole about what that term means in America. I took him to mean...
Forum: Police Blotter 25 September 2018, 12:50 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,326
Posted By erwins
That is not how resisting arrest works in my...

That is not how resisting arrest works in my state.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 24 September 2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,409
Posted By erwins
(Jumping off from Don Enrico's post) It's...

(Jumping off from Don Enrico's post)

It's also very common among populations where blond hair occurs more frequently for people to artificially make their hair blond. I'm not sure what culture...
Forum: Police Blotter 24 September 2018, 04:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By erwins
It seems pretty close to, say, dropping large...

It seems pretty close to, say, dropping large rocks from an overpass. It may be that some people who do it aren't thinking it through, and sometimes no one will wind up being hurt, but it has the...
Forum: SLC 23 September 2018, 04:23 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 22,387
Posted By erwins
Aw. My late cat Mabel and I played chase. I...

Aw. My late cat Mabel and I played chase. I could initiate a game by peeking at her and the running away when she looked at me. We'd switch who was chasing, and it was extra pleasing if you could...
Forum: SLC 23 September 2018, 04:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 186
Posted By erwins
But it's easy to do when you are composing a...

But it's easy to do when you are composing a post. So, you know how to do it for next time.

Also, I pretty much exclusively post from my phone. It's not super convenient, but it's also not super...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 21 September 2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 912
Posted By erwins
In fact, I think that very issue is what is...

In fact, I think that very issue is what is causing some fairly major communication difficulties for me in your (JnP) posts here. You seem to assume a common context, so that you refer, for example,...
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 19 September 2018, 04:33 AM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 175,358
Posted By erwins
That's right -- Bush's line was that he was "out...

That's right -- Bush's line was that he was "out of the loop."
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 18 September 2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 175,358
Posted By erwins
Musicgeek, I think that line was VP Bush's.

Musicgeek, I think that line was VP Bush's.
Forum: Urban Legends Contest 18 September 2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 175,358
Posted By erwins
1. Greg Maddux 2. Flute 3. Don't know 4....

1. Greg Maddux
2. Flute
3. Don't know
4. Truman? (Oh, probably Ford is right.)
5. Don't know
6. K
7. Convicted of crimes after being head of state?
Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 September 2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 705
Posted By erwins
Thanks for all of that. Can you point me...

Thanks for all of that. Can you point me specifically to the arguments for using extraordinary rendition?
Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 September 2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 705
Posted By erwins
Can you provide a cite for this? I'm interested...

Can you provide a cite for this? I'm interested in learning more, because it would have been a very big deal, but I'm not finding anything about it. Do you perhaps mean that they planned to use...
Forum: Police Blotter 16 September 2018, 01:24 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,326
Posted By erwins
I'm not sure what you mean by adequate. I don't...

I'm not sure what you mean by adequate. I don't think there is anything she could have yelled that would have made it OK (not a crime) to shoot him. What do you mean by adequate in this scenario?
...
Forum: Crash and Burn 14 September 2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 507
Posted By erwins
Interesting (and concerning). Thanks.

Interesting (and concerning). Thanks.
Forum: Crash and Burn 14 September 2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 507
Posted By erwins
That makes sense. I read the engineering...

That makes sense.

I read the engineering disasters discussion over at an engineering board (eng-tips.com, I think boku linked a discussion over there a while back) and it sounds like there are...
Forum: Crash and Burn 14 September 2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 507
Posted By erwins
I haven't looked -- wondering if you know...

I haven't looked -- wondering if you know already: do they have jurisdiction over this inherently, or have they been asked in because of their investigatory expertise? I guess gas lines do transport...
Forum: Crash and Burn 14 September 2018, 06:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 507
Posted By erwins
It sounds similar to this, perhaps. ...

It sounds similar to this, perhaps. http://www.gendisasters.com/missouri/18442/centralia-mo-natural-gas-line-explosions-jan-1982

A past incident where a damaged pressure valve allowed high...
Forum: Police Blotter 14 September 2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,326
Posted By erwins
I think you can.park on the wrong parking level...

I think you can.park on the wrong parking level without being tired at all. I know I'm not unique in having had an autopilot glitch of that nature. But generally agreed that nothing about what she...
Forum: Police Blotter 14 September 2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,326
Posted By erwins
This is from early reports that have been taken...

This is from early reports that have been taken down from the local Dallas TV channel that they originated with, because they are inconsistent with the official information that's been released....
Forum: Police Blotter 13 September 2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,326
Posted By erwins
Those are not accurate descriptions of the...

Those are not accurate descriptions of the options.

I don't believe we have a direct account, or a definitive one, of what the shooter's story is. Even once we do (if we ever do) I think it will...
Forum: The Doctor Is In 13 September 2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By erwins
Yes. That study also found in some cases,...

Yes. That study also found in some cases, arsenic in both the refill liquid and the vapor of some samples. It isn't coming from the vaporizer -- it's in the liquid. And you can be sure it isn't...
Forum: The Doctor Is In 13 September 2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By erwins
Are you saying that you want a cite in which lead...

Are you saying that you want a cite in which lead and chromium are listed ingredients on the label?
Forum: Police Blotter 12 September 2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,326
Posted By erwins
Even by her own story, she did shoot him on...

Even by her own story, she did shoot him on purpose. The only thing to be determined based on what she's said up to now -- her own story -- is whether the homicide she has admitted to should be...
Forum: Rantidote 12 September 2018, 02:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 732
Posted By erwins
The verification may have been that you were...

The verification may have been that you were invited through your HOA. When SO joined, at least, she had to wait for a post card or something that was mailed to our address to verify.
Forum: Police Blotter 12 September 2018, 01:03 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,326
Posted By erwins
Actually, I think the more the two can be...

Actually, I think the more the two can be connected in any way -- like her having made noise complaints against him, if that was the case -- the more likely she is to be charged with murder.

For...
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