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by River
Sun May 02, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: A Whistleblowers Tale: Prof J Leroy Hulsey and WTC7
Replies: 17
Views: 438

Re: Investigation by Prof J Leroy Hulsey of UAF about 'the unique collapse of the Salomon Building in New York'

No, actually, it's more a comment on my suspicions regarding your motivations. And you didn't answer my question, BTW. It wasn't rhetorical. Why is this worth anyone's time and why did you take such a bass-ackwards approach to opening the topic in the first place?
by River
Sun May 02, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: A Whistleblowers Tale: Prof J Leroy Hulsey and WTC7
Replies: 17
Views: 438

Re: Investigation by Prof J Leroy Hulsey of UAF about 'the unique collapse of the Salomon Building in New York'

And why on earth should I spend my precious free time on that? This got talked to death >15 years ago. Get some new material. And to think I actually spent time doing a basic search on University of Alaska, Fairbanks. It's a real place. Not sure how they rep out for anything outside earth sciences, ...
by River
Sun May 02, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: A Whistleblowers Tale: Prof J Leroy Hulsey and WTC7
Replies: 17
Views: 438

Re: Investigation by Prof J Leroy Hulsey of UAF about 'the unique collapse of the Salomon Building in New York'

Ooo, is this a 9/11 truther rabbit hole you're trying to take us down? Been a really long time since I saw one of those. I don't think the person most likely to engage in this posts here anymore.
by River
Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases
Replies: 1127
Views: 294368

Re: The Russia Investigations and other Trump-related cases

MAGA: Make Attorneys Get Attorneys

Giuliani is kind of a tragic figure. I'm not sure what happened to him.

ETA: I present today's winner of the internet: Four Seasons Total Landscaping
by River
Sun Apr 25, 2021 2:31 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 575
Views: 39505

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

To me, they taste of death. Those and kale are the only leafy greens I have compatibility issues with. I'm not sure what kale does that collards can't. They've got similar cooking times so I just substitute.
by River
Sun Apr 25, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Armenian genocide
Replies: 21
Views: 472

Re: Armenian genocide

Fair enough. I recall the decision being hailed as a sign of what happens when judges from the Western circuits end up on the Supreme Court. It got me to thinking that expanding the Court to one seat/circuit and appointing judges from each circuit to those seats would be a useful reform, but that's ...
by River
Sun Apr 25, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: A Whistleblowers Tale: Prof J Leroy Hulsey and WTC7
Replies: 17
Views: 438

Re: University of Alaska, Fairbanks

For? There's a bunch of atmospheric scientists in my neighborhood who did stints there before landing at NCAR or NOAA, so I'm guessing they've got a good rep for that. If you want to study tropical birds, though, I'd suggest looking elsewhere. :P
by River
Sun Apr 25, 2021 1:02 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Armenian genocide
Replies: 21
Views: 472

Re: Armenian genocide

I don't think it's naivety. Things in our relationship with Turkey have changed in the past four years and the old calculations don't necessarily apply. This editorial suggests that Biden's move is a reflection of Turkey's relative weakness/NATO's frustration with Erdogan. In short, being mindful of...
by River
Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 575
Views: 39505

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

Brussels sprouts are gross. A grilled portabella OTOH...yum. As for Kudlow's panic...it used to be "They're going to ban cars!" or "There will be no electricity!" or "There will be no light bulbs!" and similar nonsense. Except technology advanced, those fear buttons got...
by River
Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:02 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 575
Views: 39505

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

I wonder if the Senate GOP realizes that, by denying DC statehood because of how they fear DC residents will vote, they've made a pretty serious concession about the viability of their party and its policies.
by River
Tue Apr 20, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions
Replies: 2207
Views: 100023

Re: 2020 Election: Predictions, Results and Reactions

A couple Capitol invaders also died of cardiovascular events that day. One stroke, one heart attack. Stress and excitement can do that to people.

Forty-two is really young to drop with a stroke. I wonder if he had a family history of such events.
by River
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)
Replies: 575
Views: 39505

Re: The challenges ahead (Biden's America)

Frelga wrote: Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:55 pm I don't think having to abandon hair color and facials is that steep of a price.
Honestly, I think people of a certain age look better if they abandon the dye jobs and cosmetic treatments and just let the process happen.
by River
Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:24 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Not enough Whisky for this Tango Foxtrot
Replies: 887
Views: 219358

Re: Not enough Whisky for this Tango Foxtrot

My kids watch My Little Pony. Once you get past the pink it's a nice little show about friendship and social skills. My kids are also the target audience. As for bronies...I got nothing. I knew of them because I spend too much time on the internet but I'm not going to let some weirdos on the net rui...
by River
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: J.K. Rowling's TERF War
Replies: 59
Views: 14521

Re: J.K. Rowling's TERF War

So I have some close family members who are at the extreme end of the left. One of them used to test any new idea for ideological purity before evaluating any other merits and she really isn't a fan of being called out about that. Age and a doctoral program (aka a few spins on a breaking wheel) have...
by River
Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:12 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: J.K. Rowling's TERF War
Replies: 59
Views: 14521

Re: J.K. Rowling's TERF War

There is a disturbing totalitarianism amongst some who describe themselves as "left", in which the demand is to think and act within prescriptive parameters, and challenging those parameters is considered heinous. It's a horseshoe effect. Go far enough to the left or the right and you end...
by River
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:47 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: 2022 U.S. Congressional Elections
Replies: 67
Views: 4212

Re: 2022 U.S. Congressional Elections

Because if you keep reading, Gaetz was observed taking a pill and other guests were observed doing coke and other drugs at that party.
by River
Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:57 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Not enough Whisky for this Tango Foxtrot
Replies: 887
Views: 219358

Re: Not enough Whisky for this Tango Foxtrot

That's not even an accurate tell. 46XY can look like a girl if there's a mutation on the Y chromosome. And some genitalia are ambiguous. It's not common, but neither is transgenderism. I realize, of course, that none of these laws targeting trans people, and transwomen and girls in particular, have ...
by River
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Murder of George Floyd and the Response To It
Replies: 348
Views: 48279

Re: The Murder of George Floyd and the Response To It

They were able to rebut the claim with actual facts; they just needed to use the right actual facts. They were able to have their rebuttal witness testify to that Mr. Floyd's oxygen saturation was 98% when he died, thus proving categorically that the defense expert witness's claim that Mr. Floyd's ...
by River
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: The Murder of George Floyd and the Response To It
Replies: 348
Views: 48279

Re: The Murder of George Floyd and the Response To It

Police get trained in de-escalation tactics in police academies. However, the cops who took those lessons to heart aren't necessarily the ones that get hired by some police departments (oh yeah, Seattle, I'm looking at you). Also, cops are further trained by the departments that hire them, so if the...