State of the Discussion

The posts in play...

The Fighting Fundys Vs. the Caterpillars
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Self-Concept and Lowered Expectations
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Grand Jury Finds 300 Abusive Catholic Priests, More Than 1,000 Victims
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Morning Ed: Wildlife {2018.08.15.W}
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The Manafort Defense Rested Without Presenting A Case
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Trump Files Arbitration Suit Over Breach of NDA
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Michael Drejka arrested, charged in slaying of Merkeis McGlockton
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Familial DNA Continues to Crack Cold Cases Around the Country
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Wednesday!
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The Newest Twists in the Saga of the West Virginia Supreme Court
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The Church Doors Close Behind Me
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Social Science and Fiction Part 0: Invitation
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The comments...

dragonfrog
+ Electric Light Orchestra, maybe? Though I think U2 might be a better analogy for the Rightville team's "we have one way of playing, and we play [. . .]
Oscar Gordon
+ This was always my issue with HS math, that the material leapt away from me right as I was beginning to wrap my head around [. . .]
Kolohe
+ At first, I thought this was discovering stuff that had happened in the same era as all the stuff that happened in Boston. (i.e. later [. . .]
dragonfrog

(Wl3 - sorry, toxoplasmosis, not hantavirus)

Good advice. I will need to figure out how I can apply that to my world, especially at work.

+ "When i feel like my audience is unengaged right out of the gate, I always seem to think I can talk them into engagement." Arghh. [. . .]
Mark Kruger

Just wait until you hear my curling allegory.

+ "I learned how long I could run an upfront discussion before their attention waned, carefully timing the moment when I moved them onto practice problems—which [. . .]
Marchmaine
+ He wouldn't be pardoning Manafort because he owes Manafort, he'd do it as a political statement that Mueller exceeded his authority since (broadly speaking) Conspiracy [. . .]
LeeEsq
+ Toxoplasm Man sounds like a hero or villain that gets people sick by spitting on them. He could be in a relationship with Vermin Lady, [. . .]
+ Could an arbitrator in this situation hold that the NDA is not binding because of court decisions on free speech? I've signed NDAs in [. . .]
PD Shaw
+ [Wl1] "Should Trees Have Standing?" was an early 1970s law review article that got some fame from being cited in the footnote of a [. . .]
Oscar Gordon
+ The fact that he didn't shut up, when police are well known for their ability to shut up when they want to, tells me there [. . .]
Oscar Gordon
+ My concern is just that LE will find the current databases insufficient because they don't close every cold case they have where there is viable [. . .]
Oscar Gordon

Apparently, here in AZ, rattlesnakes can swim, and they enjoy a nice clean pool on a hot day.

Yes--it's one I can always go back to, but don't listen to over and over.

+ If the arbitrator finds that she did violate the NDA, what next? Presumably she sues, but AFAIU courts are loath to override the results [. . .]
+ Tommy I can listen to over and over. Quadrophenia much less frequently, because it's too emotionally gut-wrenching. My jacket's gonna be cut and slim [. . .]
Kolohe

The Rightville players are The Cure, making the Leftward Valley players The Disease?

+ Nice. Quadrophenia IS The Who's masterpiece. It doesn't seem to get the publicity of Tommy but it's far better. If I'm not listening to the [. . .]
dragonfrog
+ Wl3 - I maintain the hantavirus and the lack of fear aren't cause and effect - they're both independently caused by living with cats. Wl8 - [. . .]
+ OK that's just beautiful guitar playing. I listened to Beck era Yardbirds in high school, but despite my brother's insistence just didn't follow up with subsequent [. . .]
PD Shaw
+ I've not listened to all of what the Sheriff said, and sounds he should have said very little, but he only gets to decide whether [. . .]
PD Shaw
+ A lot of people are uploading their genotype file onto a public databases. I believe that the Golden State killer was tracked using GEDMatch. [. . .]
atomickristin

W13 - for reasons no one knows, infection with toxoplasmosis also makes women more likely to have sons. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17028886

Richard Hershberger
+ we wouldn’t keep Denny’s open if Denny’s had done what the Catholic Church has done Wouldn't we? Remember when Denny's was caught red-handed blatantly [. . .]
+ Some years ago, the domestic helper at our house found a python in the toilet. When I was in the army we once saw a [. . .]
Mark Kruger
+ Ha - thanks Burt. Trying to illustrate the right's tradition and order - not as much to work with as the left's love of novelty [. . .]
J_A

Plus a copyright claim from all the Brazilian sport teams.

Yellow and green uniforms traditionally mean the Brazil team.

Oscar Gordon

Right up there with rattlesnakes in the pool.

W16: Pythons in the toilet are not newsworthy events. They're not exactly normal but it happens.

j r
+ So here’s Burt Likko the atheist, the lapsed Catholic, feeling an instinct to say that these institutions do a great deal of good as [. . .]
Dave

Well, I didn't really want to brag but...

pillsy
+ I see your point and half of me agrees with it, but half of me wonders what it will take to get the people who [. . .]
dragonfrog
+ Remove the individuals from positions of power, sure - but 300 individual priests? And every other priest who covered up for them? The [. . .]
+ State legislators revised the law last year to put the onus on prosecutors to disprove a stand your ground claim instead of on defense attorneys [. . .]
Em Carpenter

And don’t forget: one of the three is also under federal indictment.

+ I was a prospective juror for a trial where the defense announced during voir dire that they would not be putting on a defense. [. . .]
LeeEsq

Considering America is becoming more and more a banana republic everyday, it makes sense.

North

Beautiful writing Burt. I can offer only my condolences and my envy that you retained a Grandmother for so long.

+ Burt, Yours is, of course, a fair point. I am extreme in my position on this, having long ago adopted the Dan Savage perspective that we [. . .]
North

It's all relative. I grant that even the most mundane cats are not very mundane when measured on an objective non-cat-centric scale.

North

Kindof went over my head, possibly due to my lack of understanding of football.

+ It is tempting to imagine the day that every single institution guilty of this sort of wanton criminal conspiracy is disassembled, brick by brick [. . .]
+ @mark-kruger, compliments on pushing the analogy as far as you could; the characterization especially of the Leftward Caterpillars is wry and clever. The Rightward team seems [. . .]
 
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