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  • Commented on A bright and shiny hell
    I believe that Mueller did, in fact, screw the pooch for Hillary, but that was because he hated her, personally. However, the old Cold Warriors, and the believers in their Oath, really REALLY hate Trump & co's guts. Mueller? I...
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    I disagree, there are a lot of other kids for whom competitive physical activities are not the best way to do things. I think in this case "best" is defined as "pushing the greatest number of children through the system...
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    A lot of that feels familiar, ever run into neurotypicals who are certain that you're just being difficult? It's probably because of their experience of dealing with the vast number of other neurotypicals who ARE "just being difficult"....
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    I should have mentioned before that the diagnosis that stuck with me was "Hyperactive", which goes with the trouble concentrating I mentioned. Ritalin didn't work. Guess I got lucky. They sent me off to the school shrink whose diagnosis was...
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    "I fail to see how that should bind people born since then." so, let's rewrite the constitution every year? I was born in 1953, am I bound to a constitution voted in 1948? you kiddin'? By that argument, the Southern...
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    Can someone, concisely, bring the rest of us up to speed on the latest USSA "ACA" propsals? That one obviously quietly swam past in the night - I assume it's a systematic trashing of what remaining healthcare the US has?...
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    Quelle solution exactement? Plusieurs solutions s'offrent. Celle de la Montagne. I don't advocate it. Still, I'm afraid it could come to that if things continue the way they're going. Don't think it will produce a desirable outcome if it does....
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    If bystander Dr Stephen Strange breaks a rib, then they can be held liable for causing bodily harm, since they have at some stage been trained to do it better. Regardless of whether Strange is a pediatric cardiologist or a...
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    who would want to do fruit picking in the first place? It must be a horrible job Can't be any worse than "priming" tobacco!...
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    That's a criminal organization, there's no First Amendment rights for *that*. I agree with you. The problem has been getting the police, local DA and courts to act against them. Especially since all three (along with half of any jury...
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    *cough* He'd have to be an SF fan, to believe in "the bible" anyway, wouldn't he? *cough* Only to the extent that fantasy generally gets lumped in with SF....
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    Ohh, I just went ego surfing, and about 30 results in, there's a guy from Western Australia, who posted something about a subject I have no interest in, nearly 10 years ago, using my name. Or, could it be you've...
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    re Charlottesville, here's a dumb question from a non-USian: Why isn't the Ku Klux Klan (a) illegal and (b) featuring prominently on every official list of terrorist organisations? It's not a dumb question if you don't know the answer. It's...
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    Every Major Advertising Group Is Blasting Apple for Blocking Cookies in the Safari Browser Saw in the news that Google has announced that the next version of Chrome is going to block auto-play for videos that contain sound. Advertisers don't...
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    When I was travelling this summer I discovered that my 16-year-old phone didn't work in Western Canada (even though I had roaming)*. Finding public pay phones proved to be difficult/impossible in many places. *Apparently it uses something called CDMA and...
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    The kids' school has a Twitter feed. As Icehawk points out, it's very useful for declaring that foul weather has closed the school, what time the bus full of kids will arrive back from Trip X, whether a particular sports...
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    I am *extremely* PO'd here in the States for all the anti-abortion laws, which are pure Christian, and allegedly unConstitutional. If you can find anywhere in the New Testament where Jesus says abortion is a sin, I'd be interested in...
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    Part of me is horrified by this even though it proves my point, and even though I'm a regular PayPal Gift user which seems functionally identifical. To be clear it's the enforced office comformamce that seems horrible even though it...
  • Commented on Houston: what are the long-term consequences?
    I think the problem here is that Kim's primary "opponent" is the U.S., and he's making a thoughtless judgement, which is that the U.S. is sane. I's say that a slim majority of the U.S. is sane. It's our "leadership"...
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    There's been some plausible expostulation, including by some people like Jerry Pournelle and Larry Niven who seem to know what they're talking about, that Star Wars was more an attempt to bankrupt the Soviet Union than it was a serious...
  • Commented on Houston: what are the long-term consequences?
    I'm afraid I tend to agree with Troutwaxer... once the ball gets pushed over the "US uses nukes" line, it won't stop rolling until it gets to "US uses lots of nukes". I can't see a limited strike on NK...
  • Commented on Houston: what are the long-term consequences?
    Just as a moment of comic relief from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and KimTrump, I present for your consideration: http://www.salon.com/2017/09/07/wife-of-trump-organization-ethics-lawyer-busted-in-backseat-of-car-with-jailhouse-inmate/...
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    As to a mess, well yes. A house 3 yards down had water 3' up the side. This was due to the drainage just getting overwhelmed. It was gone within hours. And we cut out my lawyer neighbor so he...
  • Commented on Houston: what are the long-term consequences?
    Are you sure? The ones I've checked in the North Hills area of Raleigh seem to mostly be about 100 just now. I started counting every now and then with Fran when a neighbor cut some down. At that time...
  • Commented on Houston: what are the long-term consequences?
    If someone controls an organisation to that extent I'd say they were a member of it. In this case, you are mistaken....
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    OTOH it's written into the US Constitution that the highest-ranked member of the US military (Commander-in-chief, I think you call them?) in the US gets to walk into the Capitol Building every year to give a speech and the elected...
  • Commented on Houston: what are the long-term consequences?
    This is the dominant tree in the area. 10s of thousand of acres. All about the same age. One of those things I'd like to research at some point. Round2Its and all that. A lot of farmers went broke trying...
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    Heh, and to think that an ecologist one time showed off a remnant loblolly pine savanna as a precious ecological jewel, full of rare plants. Are you sure they weren't talking about Longleaf Pine (Pinus palustris)?...
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    This looks like if it gets to me in Raleigh it will be more of a Huge or Fran sized event. We rarely get hurricanes this far inland unless like Hugo and Fran they run in from the east. When...
  • Commented on Houston: what are the long-term consequences?
    Except, as far as I can see, he carefully, ever so carefully omits the real reason for the "American Revolution" - to avoid the obvious-to-the-far-sighted comnsequences of the Mansfield Decision - so Geo Wash at al got to keep their...
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