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Forum: Soapbox Derby 24 September 2018, 04:41 AM
Replies: 41
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Posted By ASL
Psychic That’s my take, but I’m interested to hear an...

That’s my take, but I’m interested to hear an alternative (if anyone would put one forth). On the subject of hindsight, much of what Lincoln actually did was "unthinkable" by mid-19th century...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 24 September 2018, 03:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,473
Posted By ASL
Jolly Roger What do you think would have happened? And why? ...

What do you think would have happened? And why?

If you don’t mind the threadjack...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 23 September 2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 106
Posted By ASL
Psychic Is there necessarily one, or is it a generalized...

Is there necessarily one, or is it a generalized "send a letter to your congressperson" and "write an op-ed about it" sort of window?
Forum: SLC 23 September 2018, 12:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 144
Posted By ASL
Devil Ill grant the finer aspects of thread authorship...

Ill grant the finer aspects of thread authorship are difficult to do on a phone or tablet.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 21 September 2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 868
Posted By ASL
Not only that I don’t care, but that it is...

Not only that I don’t care, but that it is possible to not be constantly bombarded by click-bait and YouTube videos targeted at alt-right and other RWNJ. You (JnP) seem to be implying it is...
Forum: Police Blotter 21 September 2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 313
Posted By ASL
Teacher I believe it had to something to do with creative...

I believe it had to something to do with creative accounting as well, rather than merely manipulating prices for customers. As in, they claimed operating expenses were actually investments in capital...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 20 September 2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 868
Posted By ASL
Vanishing As an example of how you could maybe benefit from...

As an example of how you could maybe benefit from scrubbing your browsing history and cookies and changing your subscriptions to not be pummeled by RWNJs with names like PWJ (or is it PJW?), I wasn’t...
Forum: Police Blotter 20 September 2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 313
Posted By ASL
Icon605 In short, the trope that successful criminals...

In short, the trope that successful criminals (most commonly mob kingpins and white collar thugs) are somehow geniuses by default should probably die.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 19 September 2018, 05:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,473
Posted By ASL
Devil So you’re saying nothing’s changed? ;)

So you’re saying nothing’s changed? ;)
Forum: Soapbox Derby 18 September 2018, 02:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 868
Posted By ASL
Devil One example of "de-platforming" gone wrong, IMHO,...

One example of "de-platforming" gone wrong, IMHO, was when Brandeis University rescinded its offer of an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali on the grounds that she was "islomophobic." Allah forbid we...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 18 September 2018, 12:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 868
Posted By ASL
It's interesting that the international community...

It's interesting that the international community is not nearly as loud in supporting Ms. Manning now that she’s out (and wishes to visit other countries) as they were when she was facing justice...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 September 2018, 12:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,473
Posted By ASL
Devil I wouldn’t say they “considered it” a whole...

I wouldn’t say they “considered it” a whole number so much as they lacked both our tendency towards precision in measurements (although of course there were exceptions amongst people who actually...
Forum: Police Blotter 15 September 2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,951
Posted By ASL
I don’t see anything that indicates the adequacy...

I don’t see anything that indicates the adequacy of the warning is even a factor. She didn’t have a right to be there and Texas self-defense law seems to require an actual right to be present, not a...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 15 September 2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,473
Posted By ASL
Vanishing I guess I’d want to know who they kept and who...

I guess I’d want to know who they kept and who they added before I decide to care.
Forum: Rantidote 15 September 2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,638
Posted By ASL
Mister Ed I’ve often felt the Guernica was one of the few...

I’ve often felt the Guernica was one of the few acceptable applications of cubism. The style is grotesque, but, for once, so is the subject matter. Not that I know much about art beyond what I like...
Forum: Police Blotter 15 September 2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,951
Posted By ASL
Devil But will you draw down on them like the right...

But will you draw down on them like the right wing nut job you are?
Forum: Crash and Burn 14 September 2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 491
Posted By ASL
Ponder Other possibilities may include a failure to do...

Other possibilities may include a failure to do maintenance on those relief valves, or improperly overriding the reliefs ("gagging" them) to isolate the valves for maintenance. Failing to restore...
Forum: Police Blotter 14 September 2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,951
Posted By ASL
Teacher Unlocked!=open. Although some, people might use...

Unlocked!=open. Although some, people might use "open" to mean unlocked (like calling out "it’s open!" to a knock) the article I read (from the Dallas Morning News) specifically used unlocked, which...
Forum: Police Blotter 14 September 2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,951
Posted By ASL
Alarm, all I can say is it was a close-quarters...

Alarm, all I can say is it was a close-quarters situation and I think we have different perspectives on how quickly an unarmed person can turn into an armed one when confronted with an indecisive...
Forum: Police Blotter 14 September 2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,951
Posted By ASL
Ponder Alarm, would you say that based on her "elite"...

Alarm, would you say that based on her "elite" status (a word which I also believe is overused, even for units—some people might even consider merely being on a big-city police force "elite"), you...
Forum: Rantidote 14 September 2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 1,005
Views: 115,755
Posted By ASL
Ponder What’s wrong with holding the belief, within the...

What’s wrong with holding the belief, within the MCU and for viewers of the MCU commenting on his role in the MCU, to say that Thor is an alien worshipped as a god?

That doesn’t even necessarily...
Forum: Police Blotter 13 September 2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,951
Posted By ASL
Military This, rather than “training”, is where I would...

This, rather than “training”, is where I would think the department’s role in this (and by extension, its area for improvement going forward) lies.

Maybe I’m sensitive because, having been in...
Forum: Police Blotter 13 September 2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,951
Posted By ASL
Police What about not trained (and understandably so) to...

What about not trained (and understandably so) to handle the given situation? What about properly trained, but failed to act according to training?
Forum: Hurricane Katrina 13 September 2018, 04:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 458
Posted By ASL
Teacher No, I was facetiously responding to you as a...

No, I was facetiously responding to you as a resident of the tidewater region, what with your decrying whatshisname's decrees that we all be spared. I was jokingly implying that you’re saying that...
Forum: Hurricane Katrina 13 September 2018, 01:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 458
Posted By ASL
Icon215 What do you have against the tidewater region, TL?

What do you have against the tidewater region, TL?
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