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Max
I'm just a geek with attitude.
Interests: animals, science, computing systems, politics
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Voters seem increasingly unimportant to lifer government types.
That would be nice, but they seem to skate just under that particular wire.
Well, the Democratic from Minnesota will fiercely defend all other Democratics.
Toggle Commented Aug 19, 2016 on Portland's Self-Made "Homeless Crisis" at MaxRedline
"Our neighbor at..." Priceless. Nah, they just looked at the website (one of the reasons why I use the moniker). People like OregonGuy (oddly, not his real name, either), you, and Sam are the only folks that I know of who actually know my name. I implemented the pen-name precisely to assist in avoiding cranks.
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2016 on Odd Email at MaxRedline
That's an odd one; haven't heard of spammers impersonating ISP providers before. Gotta wonder what they hoped to gain by that maneuver.
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2016 on Odd Email at MaxRedline
Hadn't thought of that, but I rather like it. Seems a bit ineffective, however, what with Caller ID and all.
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2016 on Odd Email at MaxRedline
Yes - they have radio contact with one another, for starters.
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2016 on Dueling Disasters at MaxRedline
Reefer Madness was a black-and-white movie, about 20 minutes long, that depicted people smoking pot and then doing things like smacking the neck off a bottle of Coke, drinking, and spitting blood from broken glass. Very odd. It was required viewing at my junior high school. Of course, we also had "duck and cover" drills in the event of a nuke attack from the Russkies.
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2016 on Marijuana Conflict at MaxRedline
In theory, yes, there is only one Islam. In practice, Sunnies slaughter Shia because they hold an "incorrect" view. Obama and his ilk are unable to see any distinction.
Yes, there's always that, but since the entire Portland area would be under water before it gets to us...hey, the great Missoula floods never got higher than 400 feet.
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2016 on In Case You Were Wondering at MaxRedline
Well, it's hard to do anthropological work with just ashes, but yeah - a lot of folks I know have opted for prepaid cremation when their time rolls around. It seems reasonable not to take up so much space if you're not around to enjoy it. Although I imagine that Democratics are appalled by the increasing trend in this regard; cemeteries have long been a source of reliably Democrat voters.
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2016 on In Case You Were Wondering at MaxRedline
I think they're dropping water, retardant seems unlikely.
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2016 on Hot Times In SoCal at MaxRedline
Well, yeah - those are important!
I'm sure they'd be delighted. They seem to be using a third party for this stuff: sirsi@sigma.sirsi.net. I'm singularly unimpressed. At least they're not from Nigeria.
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2016 on Odd Email at MaxRedline
It appears that more people are going to be hearing that. Bernie's now demanding "single-payer" coverage. Again.
Toggle Commented Aug 17, 2016 on The Wheels Continue To Fall Off at MaxRedline
Yeah - still waiting for that on the health-insurance side. Fortunately, living atop a mountain, we don't need flood insurance.
Toggle Commented Aug 17, 2016 on In Case You Were Wondering at MaxRedline
My thought as well. The video gif's pretty amusing, though. I'd have figured the athletes in that competition would be wearing jock-straps, like they used to make us do in gym class. Maybe they've fallen out of favor.
Toggle Commented Aug 17, 2016 on Missed It By THAT Much at MaxRedline
They also note that for some reason the "more religious" among Daesh never do suicide bombings themselves. But then, they don't read Islam For Dummies. On the turtles: I seem to recall hearing about flags being painted on their shells, though I never actually saw one. Of course, back in the day, little turtles were popular as "pets" in some circles.
Toggle Commented Aug 17, 2016 on Dummies at MaxRedline
Yes, I agree that both of them make Barry look good by comparison. Pantsuit seems to think she's being forceful, but she just comes off like a harridan. Trump just comes off like Trump. He's better at "train of thought" speeches even though he blows them up with off-the-wall comments, but he is, as you note, worse with a TelePrompter, which Obama has down pat (although I've noticed that he's relegated TOTUS to the sidelines of late in favor of tablets that he can lay on his podium).
Ha! Correct Jack, my error - Bonneville took out the rapids at Cascade Locks; it was indeed The Dalles dam that buried Celilo Falls.
Toggle Commented Aug 16, 2016 on Duplicitous Treaties at MaxRedline
They do both in some areas, like Warm Springs and Grand Ronde. Better that USFS - but in part due to their relative immunity from preservationist lawsuits.
Toggle Commented Aug 16, 2016 on Duplicitous Treaties at MaxRedline
You're right. And I don't think he got that character from his "parents".
Toggle Commented Aug 16, 2016 on Wanna Buy A Teddy Bear? at MaxRedline
I think they'd like everyone to just have their checks direct-deposited to the state.
I'm kind of thinking of that as well.
Yes, and it runs quite well.
Toggle Commented Aug 16, 2016 on Got Your OS Stored On A SSD? at MaxRedline