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Forum: Police Blotter 20 February 2019, 11:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,148
Posted By E. Q. Taft
*grumble* Thanks for (allegedly) making life...

*grumble* Thanks for (allegedly) making life harder for actual victims of hate crimes...
Forum: Amusement Bark 20 February 2019, 04:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 114
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Whalephant Remember The Banana Splits? Well, now they're murderers

...The new horror movie version of The Banana Splits will air on Syfy at some point this year, and it concerns a little boy and his family who attend a taping of the Banana Splits TV show until for...
Forum: Social Studies 19 February 2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Onion headline provokes the usual bitter...

Onion headline provokes the usual bitter amusement.

Death Of Sailor In Iconic VJ-Day Photo Reminds Americans Of Halcyon Days When Wars Still Ended...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 February 2019, 12:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 550
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I made the mistake of engaging with one of his...

I made the mistake of engaging with one of his supporters once -- this was back around 1980, I'd say; they used to set up a table outside the post office where I maintained a P.O. box. They were...
Forum: Business Bytes 13 February 2019, 12:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By E. Q. Taft
The way the economy is doing well for the bulk of...

The way the economy is doing well for the bulk of us is that unemployment remains very low. Wages are even starting to go up at the low end (I've heard they're still pretty stagnant in the middle). ...
Forum: Business Bytes 12 February 2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Driver A record 7 million Americans are 3 months behind on their car payments

A record 7 million Americans are 90 days or more behind on their auto loan payments, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reported Tuesday, even more than during the wake of the financial crisis.
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Forum: Language 11 February 2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 714
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Icon05 The difference between a snafu, a NFBSKshow, and a clusterNFBSK

Cluster****s hold a special place in public life, one distinct from the complications, crises, and catastrophes that mar our personal and professional existences.
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Forum: Soapbox Derby 09 February 2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By E. Q. Taft
This is what I had heard -- that whether he...

This is what I had heard -- that whether he agrees with the earlier ruling, he is apt to respect precedent, regarding it as "settled law." At least up to a point.
Forum: Amusement Bark 09 February 2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,234
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Reminds me of the Galaxy Quest "fan" website...

Reminds me of the Galaxy Quest "fan" website (http://web.archive.org/web/20000819162953/http://www.galaxyquest.com/galaxyquest/). (Archived version.
Forum: Police Blotter 09 February 2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 348
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Police find secret underground lair, shooting range at gang hideout in California

An alleged gang hideaway in California hid more than just crime suspects -- it included a hidden manhole cover that was lifted to reveal an AR-15 assault rifle, thousands of rounds of ammunition and...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 09 February 2019, 12:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 154
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Icon105 El Paso Zoo will name a cockroach after your ex and feed it to their meerkats

Not only can you name a cockroach after your ex at the El Paso Zoo, but on Valentine’s Day the zoo will be feeding those cockroaches to the meerkats for their “Quit Bugging Me” event at 2:15 p.m....
Forum: Social Studies 08 February 2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,764
Posted By E. Q. Taft
There was a theory I read about a couple of years...

There was a theory I read about a couple of years back that definitely interested me. Usually, transfolk -- before starting any kind of hormone therapy -- have a more-or-less normal hormone balance...
Forum: Social Studies 08 February 2019, 03:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 898
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Well, I think it's nice hair, but I never know...

Well, I think it's nice hair, but I never know quite what to do with it. Also, it doesn't necessarily explain why such a high proportion of the unsolicited compliments come specifically from black...
Forum: Amusement Bark 08 February 2019, 12:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Much more detailed obituary, but possibly behind...

Much more detailed obituary, but possibly behind a paywall for most people:
...
Forum: Amusement Bark 08 February 2019, 12:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Baseball Baseball legend Frank Robinson, MLB's first black manager, dead at 83

https://wjla.com/sports/content/baseball-legend-frank-robinson-dead

One of the bigger names in baseball when I was a kid. (Particularly when he played for Baltimore, and opponents had to face two...
Forum: Social Studies 07 February 2019, 11:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 898
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Hmmm -- I wonder if it would change things if I...

Hmmm -- I wonder if it would change things if I grew a beard. (Seems to me that most of the men who wear their hair long these days, tend to have beards. I don't, although I've been lazy enough...
Forum: Social Studies 07 February 2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 898
Posted By E. Q. Taft
As a digression, I recall one time I had a female...

As a digression, I recall one time I had a female cashier who had a purple streak in her hair. What impressed me is that the color exactly matched the top she was wearing. I generally don't make...
Forum: Social Studies 07 February 2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 898
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Icon220 Question for women re: hair

So, I've let my hair grow out again. it's around shoulder-length at the moment. My hair is quite thick and a bit wavy. Sometimes I find this a little frustrating to deal with, but it has its good...
Forum: SLC 06 February 2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 51,043
Posted By E. Q. Taft
A doctor whose website says "Accepting new...

A doctor whose website says "Accepting new patients" has a much more limited definition of that phrase than I do.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 06 February 2019, 01:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,564
Posted By E. Q. Taft
But did she say which god? Eris, Greek...

But did she say which god?

Eris, Greek Goddess of Chaos, Confirms That She Wanted Trump to Be President...
Forum: Fun House 05 February 2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I saw a similar meme on Facebook recently:...

I saw a similar meme on Facebook recently: Gandalf's player tricks the other characters into running away so he can solo the Balrog, thus getting all the XP and then turning up at the next game with...
Forum: Crash and Burn 05 February 2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By E. Q. Taft
A man dies after his e-cigarette explodes in his face

A Texas man died of a massive stroke after the e-cigarette he was using exploded and tore his carotid artery.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's office says that William Brown died in a Fort...
Forum: Social Studies 05 February 2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,764
Posted By E. Q. Taft
True, though I seem to recall some stories a year...

True, though I seem to recall some stories a year or two back about the question of how inclusive/supportive the feminist movement was being of women of color.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 05 February 2019, 03:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,344
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Someone on Facebook suggested we should refer to...

Someone on Facebook suggested we should refer to the idea of a 70% tax bracket on top earners as "Eisenhower socialism."

Though of course, that's not really fair. I believe the top tax rate under...
Forum: Social Studies 04 February 2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,764
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Interesting thoughts all around. One...

Interesting thoughts all around.

One question that comes up for me (and has no good answer) is the question of transfolk when it comes to athletics. Unlike most forms of gender discrimination,...
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