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Forum: SLC 13 December 2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 21,901
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Give me the kittens! Not that I can take in more...

Give me the kittens! Not that I can take in more cats either IRL, but I will gladly take in everyone's dream kitties. ;-)
Forum: SLC 13 December 2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 21,919
Posted By Esprise Me
Early (so freaking early) tomorrow I fly to...

Early (so freaking early) tomorrow I fly to Cancun for a 2 weeks and change vacation. Wheeeee! I'm gonna scuba dive and work on my Spanish and see Mayan ruins and eat alllllllllll the tacos.

Two...
Forum: Rantidote 13 December 2018, 05:36 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 13,730
Posted By Esprise Me
People around here do shady things like tail an...

People around here do shady things like tail an ambulance to cut though traffic, but last night was the first time I saw a car taking the cleared path ahead of the fire truck the cars were moving...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 10 December 2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By Esprise Me
There was a reference to being in legal limbo;...

There was a reference to being in legal limbo; did the couple have concerns about the validity of their marriage license after one of them transitioned? Maybe they thought they needed to get married...
Forum: SLC 08 December 2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 565
Views: 42,038
Posted By Esprise Me
I don't play, but my husband is an avid online...

I don't play, but my husband is an avid online chess player and suggested the following:

The easiest way to do this is probably on lichess.org. click on Tools then Analysis Board. If you don't...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 08 December 2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,069
Posted By Esprise Me
Your dog is catting at a higher level than my...

Your dog is catting at a higher level than my cat. (My cat just decided his favorite delicious special broth that I buy in bulk because that way it's slightly cheaper than molten gold) is beneath...
Forum: Crash and Burn 03 December 2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,414
Posted By Esprise Me
There's a difference between saying someone was...

There's a difference between saying someone was justified in using deadly force in self-defense and saying the person they killed deserved to die. If, say, the Sentinelese had been able to hold him...
Forum: Crash and Burn 03 December 2018, 02:55 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,414
Posted By Esprise Me
Ganzfeld, no one here is assuming their only...

Ganzfeld, no one here is assuming their only skills against an intruder were deadly force. Several people have asked you what you would have them do, which you have pointedly refused to answer....
Forum: Moot Court 30 November 2018, 04:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By Esprise Me
Why yes, that's a perfect analogy. After all,...

Why yes, that's a perfect analogy. After all, behaving in a sexist and condescending way is as immutable and integral to a man's identity as his race.

There, now I'm being sexist, and now you...
Forum: SLC 30 November 2018, 04:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 626
Posted By Esprise Me
This is something I wish more men understood. I...

This is something I wish more men understood. I did my undergrad in Boston, which isn't the world's most dangerous city, but violent crime is definitely a thing. There were a couple stranger rapes...
Forum: Crash and Burn 30 November 2018, 04:07 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,414
Posted By Esprise Me
Ganzfeld, I agree the police are sometimes too...

Ganzfeld, I agree the police are sometimes too quick to use deadly force, but do you not believe that suicide by cop is ever a real thing? That is, do you not believe that no person ever killed by...
Forum: Rantidote 30 November 2018, 02:26 AM
Replies: 818
Views: 101,286
Posted By Esprise Me
I carry cash. Always have, always will; I learned...

I carry cash. Always have, always will; I learned long ago that sometimes it's the only form of currency you can use. That remains true even with all the options available today (including Venmo,...
Forum: Moot Court 27 November 2018, 11:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,591
Posted By Esprise Me
Virginia does have an imperfect self-defense...

Virginia does have an imperfect self-defense statute, which reduces the charges based on a genuine but unreasonable belief of imminent danger.
Forum: Crash and Burn 27 November 2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,414
Posted By Esprise Me
You can sometimes experience a milder version of...

You can sometimes experience a milder version of this phenomenon if you drink tap water in a foreign country, if you get traveler's diarrhea while the locals doing the same thing are fine.
ETA: in...
Forum: Rantidote 27 November 2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 27,613
Posted By Esprise Me
Out of curiosity, do your friends work in the...

Out of curiosity, do your friends work in the warehouses or at the white-collar jobs?
Forum: Crash and Burn 27 November 2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,414
Posted By Esprise Me
Jared Diamond has written extensively about his...

Jared Diamond has written extensively about his experiences encountering uncontacted tribes in New Guinea and elsewhere. One point that really struck me--I think it might have been in this book...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 27 November 2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,226
Posted By Esprise Me
Same level of populism as Obama but way to the...

Same level of populism as Obama but way to the left, which doesn't surprise me. What does surprise me is that I'm apparently a smidge to the right of Sanders. There were a lot of questions on which I...
Forum: Rantidote 27 November 2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 27,613
Posted By Esprise Me
AMAZON WORKING CONDITIONS: URINATING IN TRASH...

AMAZON WORKING CONDITIONS: URINATING IN TRASH CANS, SHAMED TO WORK INJURED, LIST OF EMPLOYEE COMPLAINTS...
Forum: Rantidote 27 November 2018, 12:44 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 27,613
Posted By Esprise Me
I've had pretty good luck with getting Amazon...

I've had pretty good luck with getting Amazon packages lately, but they're still evil, so I'm trying to buy from sellers directly when I can. Last week I bought a pricey thing I need before December...
Forum: Crash and Burn 20 November 2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,777
Posted By Esprise Me
I'm up in Northern California this week; we went...

I'm up in Northern California this week; we went to a wedding in San Jose on Saturday, spent Sunday in San Francisco, and now we're at my BIL and SIL's in Santa Rosa for Thanksgiving. The drugstores...
Forum: Moot Court 17 November 2018, 04:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,198
Posted By Esprise Me
Possibly the NYT...

Possibly the NYT...
Forum: Crash and Burn 13 November 2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,777
Posted By Esprise Me
My MIL got the all-clear to return home. Her...

My MIL got the all-clear to return home. Her house is fine; the house next door burned down.
Forum: Crash and Burn 10 November 2018, 01:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,777
Posted By Esprise Me
I'm not in the affected area, but my MIL is....

I'm not in the affected area, but my MIL is. She's staying with her mother for now but seems to think she'll be able to go home any minute now. My husband is worried sick about her house burning down.
Forum: SLC 10 November 2018, 01:03 AM
Replies: 565
Views: 42,038
Posted By Esprise Me
It's pretty amazing to those of us who attended...

It's pretty amazing to those of us who attended college more recently in the U.S. too.
Forum: Rantidote 08 November 2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 27,613
Posted By Esprise Me
That sounds incredibly frustrating. I'm sorry. ...

That sounds incredibly frustrating. I'm sorry.

I've only moved a few times, and each time it was with the idea that I was going to spend at least a few years in this new place, long enough to...
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