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Forum: Rantidote 19 June 2018, 10:58 PM
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Posted By thorny locust
Is there a "not" missing in that...

Is there a "not" missing in that sentence?
Forum: Social Studies 19 June 2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 241
Posted By thorny locust
It's my impression that there's also insufficient...

It's my impression that there's also insufficient data on the stuff one is inhaling when vaping; and that one does inhale things in addition to the nicotine, those things varying depending on what's...
Forum: Social Studies 19 June 2018, 07:39 PM
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Views: 241
Posted By thorny locust
I smoked three cigarettes in high school, when I...

I smoked three cigarettes in high school, when I was sixteen; mostly because I wasn't supposed to (did I say I was sixteen?). There was something about that third one that made me suspect that if I...
Forum: Rantidote 19 June 2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 42,457
Posted By thorny locust
She's very likely been in the vicinity of some,...

She's very likely been in the vicinity of some, however; though I don't know for sure.
Forum: Social Studies 19 June 2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 241
Posted By thorny locust
My parents never smoked, and were vehemently...

My parents never smoked, and were vehemently against it for health reasons.

Whenever we had visitors who might want to smoke, however, they got out the ashtrays. It was just what you did. Telling...
Forum: Techno-Babble 19 June 2018, 05:51 PM
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Views: 397
Posted By thorny locust
https://www.npr.org/2018/06/18/621127192/when-it-c...

https://www.npr.org/2018/06/18/621127192/when-it-comes-to-a-new-space-force-only-congress-has-the-power-to-create-it



So a) Trump may not be able to do anything of the sort and b) even if he...
Forum: Rantidote 19 June 2018, 03:13 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 42,457
Posted By thorny locust
Humans are animals . . .

Humans are animals . . .
Forum: Techno-Babble 19 June 2018, 01:22 AM
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Views: 397
Posted By thorny locust
There are, crocoduck_hunter ...

There are, crocoduck_hunter

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outer_Space_Treaty

https://www.state.gov/t/isn/5181.htm

Whether there are significant holes may be another question -- I haven't...
Forum: Rantidote 18 June 2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 58,841
Posted By thorny locust
Old-order Mennonites around here wear suits (the...

Old-order Mennonites around here wear suits (the males, that is) when they're going somewhere they don't think farm field clothes are appropriate.

I do also occasionally see suits on other people;...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 18 June 2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By thorny locust
:lol: Peas, pythons, what's the dif? They...

:lol:

Peas, pythons, what's the dif? They both swell up in the middle under some circumstances . . .

Instructions for picking 20+ foot long pythons may indeed be different, however. I suppose...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 18 June 2018, 03:26 PM
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Views: 557
Posted By thorny locust
First question, Beachlife: are they snow, snap,...

First question, Beachlife: are they snow, snap, or shell peas?

If you don't know that, do you know the name of the variety?
Forum: Rantidote 18 June 2018, 03:24 PM
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Views: 58,841
Posted By thorny locust
I don't think I'm doing that, though; or that...

I don't think I'm doing that, though; or that others here who are dubious about some of the color-wearing are doing that.

We're not -- or at least I'm not -- going up to people wearing the Color...
Forum: Rantidote 18 June 2018, 02:12 PM
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Views: 58,841
Posted By thorny locust
Does it, though? Or does it make them feel 'OK,...

Does it, though? Or does it make them feel 'OK, I've Done Something; now I don't need to do anything else'?

That's a serious question. Is there any evidence, one way or the other, whether...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 18 June 2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By thorny locust
They're usually sold in the pod around here also;...

They're usually sold in the pod around here also; but harvest is also time consuming.

I generally have shell peas, snow peas, and snap peas. I have to charge nearly as much for the shelly peas...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 17 June 2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By thorny locust
Sylvanz, that might be because picking them is...

Sylvanz, that might be because picking them is time-consuming, if done by hand.

Peas in the store were generally machine-picked; but you need a sizeable quantity to make it worth having the...
Forum: Rantidote 17 June 2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 42,457
Posted By thorny locust
I didn't mean so much that they're mounted high...

I didn't mean so much that they're mounted high to prevent people silencing them -- I understand that for better detection they need to be near the ceiling. (Most places I'm in don't have 12'...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 17 June 2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By thorny locust
I'll try to think more kindly of the deer who...

I'll try to think more kindly of the deer who have been eating my peas. At least they're not likely to swallow me for dessert.
Forum: SLC 17 June 2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 43,291
Posted By thorny locust
Maybe it's aimed at all those people who think...

Maybe it's aimed at all those people who think they need to cleanse their colons?
Forum: Rantidote 17 June 2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 42,457
Posted By thorny locust
I think the whole idea of wiring smoke detectors...

I think the whole idea of wiring smoke detectors into the ceiling is so that you can't take the batteries out, because they're afraid you'll forget to put them back in, or decide not to bother to put...
Forum: The Doctor Is In 16 June 2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By thorny locust
FWIW, which is pretty much nothing (I'm not a...

FWIW, which is pretty much nothing (I'm not a doctor, and I first heard of this when I saw your post), Mayo Clinic says "MGUS usually causes no problems."
...
Forum: Rantidote 16 June 2018, 11:34 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 42,457
Posted By thorny locust
No, I don't mean a weather radio (I have one of...

No, I don't mean a weather radio (I have one of those too), I mean a lightning detector. You can now get a little one that clips on your belt or fits in your pocket for well under a hundred dollars...
Forum: Rantidote 16 June 2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 42,457
Posted By thorny locust
Me. Also, judging by the number of stores...

Me.

Also, judging by the number of stores that carry them, and the ever-increasing sizes of the packages they come in, quite a few other people.

Let's see: I currently have batteries in: two...
Forum: SLC 16 June 2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 937
Posted By thorny locust
Well, I know I'm odd. If I have to hang around...

Well, I know I'm odd. If I have to hang around somewhere waiting for something I'll sometimes amuse myself by trying to think out how the space could be gotten to work if I had to live there --...
Forum: SLC 15 June 2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 937
Posted By thorny locust
Part of the problem may be that to me 'garden...

Part of the problem may be that to me 'garden chair of solitude' sounds like a really nice idea.

-- looking at the before and after photos of the dining room near the top of Esprise Me's link:
...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 15 June 2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,262
Posted By thorny locust
Thanks, ASL. I'll think that one over and come...

Thanks, ASL. I'll think that one over and come back to it, maybe later today, maybe tomorrow or so -- at least if the internet connection lets me; I've been having problems with it. If I don't return...
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