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  1. As with many things, it's a case of many...

    As with many things, it's a case of many suffering for the bad actions of the relative few. "Pain medicine" practice is infested with pill-pushers. Workers' comp pays 100% of medical treatment for...
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    I read what he said, and it was unacceptable by...

    I read what he said, and it was unacceptable by any civilized standard of behavior. I'm also not surprised that you think it's justifiable.
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    OK, folks, fair's fair. Chakrabarti is an asshole...

    OK, folks, fair's fair. Chakrabarti is an asshole and he speaks for her with her blessing. Time for the AOC fans to own up to that.

    And Trump's tweets about the 4 brats going "back where they...
  4. Anyone over 17 who needs either is a case of...

    Anyone over 17 who needs either is a case of arrested development.
  5. Oh FFS. Disco is mindless dance crap. Hating...

    Oh FFS. Disco is mindless dance crap. Hating disco is not anti-gay, anti-black, or anti-anything except anti-shitty music. It's not good for anything except possibly sprint training. The beat is...
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    http://www.silhcdn.com/3/i/shapes/lg/0/0/d262900.j...

    http://www.silhcdn.com/3/i/shapes/lg/0/0/d262900.jpg
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    It was that, although I wonder why no one seems...

    It was that, although I wonder why no one seems to ever call straight men "catty" or "bitchy." Hmmm.
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    :confused: Not a description I'd apply, but OK.

    :confused: Not a description I'd apply, but OK.
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    It's still available elsewhere. Google the title,...

    It's still available elsewhere. Google the title, if you're really into self-satisfied hypocrites who think they're still the cool kids...if they ever were.
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    Nope, a Coastie.

    Nope, a Coastie.
  11. Oh, I figured that, being Ginger's, he wanted a:...

    Oh, I figured that, being Ginger's, he wanted a:

    https://trumpet-call.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/biblicalscroll-isaiah_scroll.jpg
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    :shrug: Not my experience of high school, but...

    :shrug: Not my experience of high school, but everyone's experience is different.






    I would say that our shared experience here on this board argues that men have at least as much...
  13. There are always places left behind. Much of...

    There are always places left behind. Much of rural Maryland just never saw the war-time economy, let alone the post-WWII boom. The effects of the Depression just lingered. Less than 150 miles in any...
  14. I don't remember. What did he say?

    I don't remember. What did he say?
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    True. Who knew that using an electric scooter to...

    True. Who knew that using an electric scooter to get from home to the bus would use abs, obliques, and glutes??? Trust me.
    ...
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    :shrug: À chacun son gôut. Not my cup of tea,...

    :shrug: À chacun son gôut. Not my cup of tea, YMMV. I'm probably not hers either. :D
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    Body builders are even weirder looking than...

    Body builders are even weirder looking than 80-year-old x-fitters. Yuck.

    Swimmers. Many cyclists. Mostly just generally fit, healthy people. Extremes are grotesque.
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    Timeless advice. When I reached that age where...

    Timeless advice. When I reached that age where kids suddenly decided it was imperative to pass notes during school (now largely replaced by doing the very same thing electronically), my late mother...
  19. Poll: Is there some relevance to this disquisition on...

    Is there some relevance to this disquisition on the history of white people?
  20. Poll: I disagree. No government agency I've ever worked...

    I disagree. No government agency I've ever worked for allowed employees to accept gifts. Not even lunch, and definitely not a drink. I imagine the "Miss Vivian/Judge Wright" thing was more...
  21. Poll: And if it's her colleague, they could collude to...

    And if it's her colleague, they could collude to lie about him, so that's not much protection. Open doors, public places, and, as they call it in Florida, "government in the sunshine." Campaign in...
  22. Poll: Tom has a point, though. What candidate or...

    Tom has a point, though. What candidate or elected official EVER does anything without a minion or two in the mix? Journalists operate solo to protect the product of their work. If he wants a witness...
  23. Pirates are pirates. Sounds like a missed...

    Pirates are pirates. Sounds like a missed opportunity for an object lesson.
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    :blowpop: I'll PM you the address where you can...

    :blowpop: I'll PM you the address where you can send my new keyboard.
  25. Poll: Better stay out of public restrooms, too.

    Better stay out of public restrooms, too.
  26. I think I'm in love with the Kenny Rogers...

    I think I'm in love with the Kenny Rogers lookalike. :joker:
  27. Actually, up until the age of about 3, it works...

    Actually, up until the age of about 3, it works BETTER with dogs. After 3, you can reason with a small human; not so much before that, and never with dogs, but dogs are better at obedience generally...
  28. Light explains sleeping better in winter. Our...

    Light explains sleeping better in winter. Our sleep patterns haven't entirely caught up with our technology. Your brain starts preparing for sleep earlier when the days are shorter. Waking at 6:30 AM...
  29. His point was that in-jokes are not generally...

    His point was that in-jokes are not generally considered appropriate for publication. When you post something on the internet, it comes back to bite you.

    Lawyers also joke among themselves about...
  30. This is the issue, and it's not just about...

    This is the issue, and it's not just about electronics.

    When I decided to have HRH, I resolved 1) never to let anyone under 4' tall embarrass me into doing anything, and 2) not to get into a...
  31. Every image on the screen consists of zillions of...

    Every image on the screen consists of zillions of tiny flickering lights. We don't consciously perceive it, but it's objectively measurable, and the brain responds on an unconscious level to every...
  32. You left out Barenaked Ladies! :eek:

    You left out Barenaked Ladies! :eek:
  33. ALL wars are about real estate, power, and money,...

    ALL wars are about real estate, power, and money, WITHOUT EXCEPTION. The "noble cause" is - pardon the expression - trumped up to get the peasants on board to fight it.
  34. Not a good thing any time. It seriously...

    Not a good thing any time. It seriously interferes with the deep sleep you need to be refreshed by sleep. It's also very bad for birds' health.
  35. Drove hard and put up wet. And early meth...

    Drove hard and put up wet.

    And early meth face, I suspect.
  36. Thread: Meme

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    It's a very effective antiseptic, especially for...

    It's a very effective antiseptic, especially for people (like children) who aren't good at keeping wounds clean.
  37. Thread: Meme

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    We used it for "war paint." The one that really...

    We used it for "war paint." The one that really set you afire was merthiolate.
  38. Nor I. But I have had the one where I show up for...

    Nor I. But I have had the one where I show up for the test, and realize I just never went to the class all semester/year. It stopped when I really did that one time in law school, and still got a B....
  39. I would start off dreaming, then "wake," but the...

    I would start off dreaming, then "wake," but the dream was still happening. I would "get up" to turn on the light but the light switch didn't work, and then I'd realize that I hadn't really moved at...
  40. Well, it's one reason I was never tempted to try...

    Well, it's one reason I was never tempted to try hallucinogens. I figured if my dreams were real enough to cause physical paralysis with no chemicals involved at all, I did not want to experience the...
  41. Thread: Adam

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    You and me both. Actually, I can't think of...

    You and me both. Actually, I can't think of anywhere in the Middle East I'd want to go except Israel, and I have no particular desire to go there. Awesome history, way too hot.
  42. I had it briefly when I was a child, then again...

    I had it briefly when I was a child, then again while I was in college. No drugs were involved. The dreams were so vivid, I could describe them to this day. Not all were terrifying, but all were...
  43. I don't really understand how homelessness and...

    I don't really understand how homelessness and racism supposedly intersect. Even in Oakland, a city with a large non-white population, most of the chronic homeless people I see are white substance...
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    Yeah, surprised me too. I thought surely Brazil...

    Yeah, surprised me too. I thought surely Brazil and some of the other soccer-crazy South American countries would be right up there.
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    WOMEN'S WORLD CUP CHAMPION: USA

    Wow. I've never been a big soccer fan, but I'm really into this US national team. They didn't let up for a second, even when the win against the Netherlands was clearly in the bag. For their part,...
  46. When you say, "no inebriation rules," do you mean...

    When you say, "no inebriation rules," do you mean EtOH abuse is not tolerated or it is? If the latter, which seems to be what you meant, how did anyone expect this to work?

    This "meet them where...
  47. I'm glad about it because Jim and Joyce work hard...

    I'm glad about it because Jim and Joyce work hard at x-fit and seem to get a lot out of it, but I don't understand why one kind of elder (or female, or handicapped...) role model strikes you as...
  48. To be clear, I'm not disputing the numbers. I...

    To be clear, I'm not disputing the numbers. I just think numbers don't tell the whole story.

    Here in the Bay Area, where we still have a substantial population of documented and undocumented...
  49. Things I wonder about: How much of the demand...

    Things I wonder about:

    How much of the demand for (resulting in increased wages for) entry-level and unskilled/low-skilled workers is due to fewer immigrant workers available?

    How is there...
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    I would assume he meant how the Monument looks...

    I would assume he meant how the Monument looks sort of apocalyptic in the smoke and red light. And it does, in that photo.
  51. Found a not-crowded 6-floor parking structure...

    Found a not-crowded 6-floor parking structure less than 5 minutes from home, had a 300+ degree view of fireworks from surrounding cities and the Oakland Coliseum. Nova met us there and we shared the...
  52. Covfefe? :joker:

    Covfefe? :joker:
  53. OK, Tom Servo, you win.

    OK, Tom Servo, you win.
  54. Once again, our 4th of July parade was Norman...

    Once again, our 4th of July parade was Norman Rockwell for the 21st century. We had an antique fire engine and 2 new high-tech ones; mariachi music and dancing horses (plus a couple of dancing steers...
  55. OK, next time you come to town, I have something...

    OK, next time you come to town, I have something for us to do. You'll like it.

    Today, HRH and I attended our little local 4th of July parade, as we have every year since we moved here. We missed...
  56. There are no laws (other than the codes...

    There are no laws (other than the codes applicable only to military) that mandate any special handling. Within the US Code, there is a set of recommendations, but they are not mandatory, even in...
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    Cats mostly don't care. Dogs can and should be...

    Cats mostly don't care. Dogs can and should be trained early not to fear fireworks, thunderstorms, etc. The dear but not terribly bright dachshund could not care less about anything that doesn't...
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    Well, surely "Lady" Marva can't be the only one....

    Well, surely "Lady" Marva can't be the only one. But I doubt it's common. Like most things, the real disagreement is not about whether the situation is bad; it's about what should be done and who...
  59. C'mon, there's just no excuse for that.

    C'mon, there's just no excuse for that.
  60. "Should...." Not enforceable by any means except...

    "Should...." Not enforceable by any means except as pertains to those in the military, and that's a separate code section.



    Texas v. Johnson (1989)
  61. AFAIK, there aren't any "flag laws." There are...

    AFAIK, there aren't any "flag laws." There are accepted protocols for flag handling.
  62. Well, if you call KFC "served."

    Well, if you call KFC "served."
  63. When Carol Moseley Brown says you've gone too...

    When Carol Moseley Brown says you've gone too far, listen up, girl.
  64. As far as I can tell, people who 'identify" as...

    As far as I can tell, people who 'identify" as furry critters. Since I don't even much care for furry people....

    Now we both know more than we want to about it. :eek::D

    ETA: Gingersnap...
  65. You can slow lindy to "Little Red Corvette." :D

    You can slow lindy to "Little Red Corvette." :D
  66. My sister let her toddlers play them. :fuming:...

    My sister let her toddlers play them. :fuming: Including my original release of "Hound Dog."
  67. Aretha is a major favorite. That's a good song....

    Aretha is a major favorite. That's a good song. Also, her version of "Natural Woman" is the best.
  68. I have eclectic tastes in music.

    I have eclectic tastes in music.
  69. Nature, up close, is generally covered in ticks...

    Nature, up close, is generally covered in ticks and fleas, mites and chiggers.

    I like Disney (movies - I've never been to their parks). And Busch Gardens. SeaWorld. Nature with the edge off, and...
  70. Genealogy forum in the Lounge!

    Genealogy forum in the Lounge!
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    You fold underwear? :wtf:

    You fold underwear? :wtf:
  72. Thread: Meme

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    https://images.encyclopediadramatica.rs/thumb/6/6a...

    https://images.encyclopediadramatica.rs/thumb/6/6a/Cephalopenis.jpg/300px-Cephalopenis.jpg
  73. Yeah, I see women around here wearing leggings...

    Yeah, I see women around here wearing leggings and close-fitting tops with the headscarf. Now, full disclosure: I sometimes wear souvenir t-shirts from past Pride events and/or rainbow-themed...
  74. No, it looks a lot like those swimsuits designed...

    No, it looks a lot like those swimsuits designed for people who can't tolerate normal sun exposure. It wouldn't be my choice, but I can't say there's anything wrong with it. I also don't have any...
  75. That leaves not much to the imagination. Far be...

    That leaves not much to the imagination. Far be it from me to tell anyone how to comply with the dictates of their religion, but "modesty" is not a word I associate with a unitard. If that's the...
  76. Obviously, I'm not up to speed(o?). The women...

    Obviously, I'm not up to speed(o?). The women I've seen in a public pool in Muslim clothing were not wearing anything an Olympic swimmer would wear; they were wearing loose, regular fabric burkhas,...
  77. Not at all, but you could try telling it for a...

    Not at all, but you could try telling it for a change and find out.
  78. I don't. When was the last (or first) time you...

    I don't. When was the last (or first) time you ever saw a nun wearing a habit in a public pool? Or a Hasidic woman wearing her wig and full-coverage Hasid gear? Amish? When in Rome....
  79. Policy is often made for reasons other than...

    Policy is often made for reasons other than safety or consideration of the employees. That doesn't mean those factors aren't present.

    ETA: Although France, IIRC, bans public displays of any...
  80. As a former lifeguard who once actually rescued...

    As a former lifeguard who once actually rescued an overnourished middle-aged woman (total nonswimmer) wearing a normal swimsuit, versus practice rescuing a fully-clothed mesomorph fellow student in...
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    Yes, but AFAIK you don't frequent CU, DU, dating...

    Yes, but AFAIK you don't frequent CU, DU, dating sites, anime forums, twitter or reddit. Nor do I, but from what people post from them here, I'd say there's a fair amount of what Tom describes. That...
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    You don't say!

    You don't say!
  83. Send me a message when you decide to stop ranting...

    Send me a message when you decide to stop ranting like zippy and frothing at the mouth like Adam.
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    I don't know, but since you probably can't...

    I don't know, but since you probably can't legally defend yourself (effectively, anyway) in Portland, I think it's time for people to start carrying squirt guns loaded with that dye that banks use...
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    But I don't have a house or a wife, and clearly,...

    But I don't have a house or a wife, and clearly, by logic, I'm entitled to both. I demand somebody issue me a house, a yard, and a wife! (But I'd settle for a house and a small yard.)
  86. The Constitution authorizes an enumeration of...

    The Constitution authorizes an enumeration of persons. It does not authorize intrusive personal questions. It does not authorize the enumeration of citizens only. In fact, considering the malign uses...
  87. QED

    QED
  88. I'm sure it's comforting to have such a...

    I'm sure it's comforting to have such a simplistic worldview. Anything you dislike and/or don't understand is "leftist bullshit." I would explain it, but you would only dismiss the explanation, so I...
  89. Thread: Meme

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    That's because BD is a foreign concept.

    That's because BD is a foreign concept.
  90. Thread: Meme

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    Shouldn't that be capitalized, like Original Sin?

    Shouldn't that be capitalized, like Original Sin?
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    Oh, no. My life is a lie! I, too, own a weed...

    Oh, no. My life is a lie! I, too, own a weed whacker. :eek:
  92. Yes, we all know your opinion. There's a valid...

    Yes, we all know your opinion.

    There's a valid legal question. That's all that's required. You don't have to understand it.
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    Got that hat and t-shirt. Sorry to hear it; it's...

    Got that hat and t-shirt. Sorry to hear it; it's miserable.
  94. The courts can only decide actual controversies....

    The courts can only decide actual controversies. Unless and until someone brings suit, there's no actual controversy.
  95. Jimmeh, dear, I thing you meant to say he's a...

    Jimmeh, dear, I thing you meant to say he's a bastard.
  96. One of them must have moved to St Petersburg, FL....

    One of them must have moved to St Petersburg, FL. We used to see him at the beach near us, wearing skin-tight white tennis shorts and. nothing. else. You all know, of course, what happens to unlined...
  97. Because: And appellate jurisdiction is...

    Because:



    And appellate jurisdiction is different from original jurisdiction.
  98. Thread: Meme

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    Pretty sure I have a photo just like that in one...

    Pretty sure I have a photo just like that in one of HRH's baby albums.
  99. The rise of the vulgate.

    The rise of the vulgate.
  100. I was very good at it, but it's something I most...

    I was very good at it, but it's something I most definitely don't miss. I would have much preferred that clients send me business just because I'm a helluva good lawyer, and skip the wining and...
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