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Rubus Leucodermis

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  1. Those sorts of conditions really are not too unusual for the first half of October.
  2. If Republicans really wanted equality, they would oppose the electoral college and be big activists against legacy admissions in the Ivies. They have zero problem with preferential treatment so long as their team is receiving the preference. (Now watch MML move the goal posts… again.)
  3. This is why both-sides-ism is just plain stupid. The Democrats are far from perfect, but to portray both sides as equally flawed is patently dishonest.
  4. Blowing smoke. Putin already bit off waaaaaay more than he could chew with his Ukraine fiasco. Odds are he will be slinking out of Ukraine in defeat by about 2027.
  5. Euro says Abbotsford should reach 79°F next week. An 80-burger is definitely within the margin of error there.
  6. How many pins have you stuck into it?
  7. I dunno, in both cases I would say “just go already!” I mean is a ruby-red state like OK going to appoint a Dem to fill Imhoff’s seat? Is deep-blue California going to appoint a GOP’er to fill Feinstein’s? How likely is that? Maintaining a partisan edge for one’s team really can’t explain either case. Gotta be ego, and anyone with that much of an ego problem probably doesn’t belong in office in the first place.
  8. It all went downhill when they stopped putting women on trial for witchcraft and then followed up by abolishing slavery.
  9. Show me on the doll where the Marxist touched you.
  10. I did actually have one of those at one time but about five or six years ago got tired of it and took it out.
  11. Probably just something minor, then. Computer crash and lost passwords, life getting in the way of posting here, etc. Or maybe he's getting therapy for his obsession and his therapist recommended he quit. Seriously. He has shared how busted winter storms really ruin his life. He does seem obsessed in an unhealthy way at times.
  12. He is/was, I believe, even older than me, and I am one of the older people here. So the thought that might have happened occurred to me as well. And if none of his next of kin knows about this forum, nobody would have told us. Anyone know his entire real name? Not to post it here, but to run a few web searches if you can. If he did pass away, I don't think it would be that hard to find out.
  13. Whatcom County also shows up in the below normal shadings, and no doubt the BC Lower Mainland would as well, were it included in that map.
  14. 0.14" of piddling dregs from generally south-focused storm action today. At least it's not still bone dry like it was on this date last year.
  15. That meddlesome Lincoln should have upheld traditional values, realized that Blacks were inferior beings and natural slaves, and not contaminated the USA with his Marxist abolitionist nonsense. https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/iwma/documents/1864/lincoln-letter.htm
  16. A work of fiction. Meanwhile, here on planet reality, here is what actually happened when some boys were stranded on an island: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/may/09/the-real-lord-of-the-flies-what-happened-when-six-boys-were-shipwrecked-for-15-months
  17. Seriously, strip out the “religious” part and you have a bit of timeless wisdom that applies to any set of written rules. If people are not bound by any sense of morals, and it’s just rules, they will find no end of ways to abide by the letter of them while totally violating their spirit. It doesn’t much matter how well-intentioned the rules, or how brilliant their authors.
  18. We have to do something to get money out of politics, else term limits will mean that those with the most expertise and long-term inside knowledge on Capitol Hill will be the lobbyists, and I’m pretty sure that won’t be a big improvement. In fact, for this reason, I have long been skeptical of term limits at all. It’s not as if McConnell or Feinstein forced anyone to vote for them… ultimately the fault for their continued incumbency lies with the voters. (Though there are already presidential term limits in the USA, so it would hardly be a new thing entirely.) Practically, as with presidential term limits, it would take a constitutional amendment to enact congressional term limits or a mandatory retirement age, so I’m not holding my breath.
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