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I'm just a geek with attitude.
Interests: animals, science, computing systems, politics
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Oh, I really enjoyed some of the material I ran across involving their (warranted) national hero. He seems like a pretty humble guy who took care of business when it needed being taken care of. And then there's this rapidly-developing third-world area, where the supposed "leader" dares not utter the t-word (might adversely affect his golf game).
Toggle Commented 41 minutes ago on Religion Of Peace™ - Canadian Version at MaxRedline
As a general rule, I despise public employee unions. This is but one reason why: those dorks are hosing retirees; working in concert with corrupt management to do so. Yeah, their "brothers and sisters".
Toggle Commented 46 minutes ago on Tri-Met Board Approves A New Contract at MaxRedline
Tabasco's way better than syrup, simply due to the capsaicin - screw up and rub your eyes, and it's an instant learning session. It's been kind of amusing to read about how California's building the nation's first high-speed rail line - since it isn't happening and is going nowhere even if it ever gets built. Meanwhile, Texas is actually doing it (and without tax dollars). Is Moonbeam giving speeches in Spanish yet?
Toggle Commented 50 minutes ago on Texas, Tabasco, And Trains at MaxRedline
If I recall correctly, officers opened the trunk of their squad car, observed no suspects, and then departed for more pressing business. Seattle, much like San Francisco, is becoming a very striated social zone: there are a bunch of techies with more money than sense (hence the BMW) and a lot of people with more sense than money.
Toggle Commented 58 minutes ago on Egging Them On at MaxRedline
Which is precisely why I expect this to not only go to appellate, but to be eventually overturned, ZZ. Of course, if you don't have the money to keep fighting, why, YOU LOSE.
Toggle Commented 1 hour ago on It's IRS For The Win at MaxRedline
Oh, yes, and that's the connection which should be obvious, but which so many miss completely. Remember when "the dole" was something to be shunned? It's why we no longer have paper food stamps; EBT cards give people a measure of "dignity" - however unwarranted.
Toggle Commented 1 hour ago on Future Shock at MaxRedline
I missed that completely, ZZ, but we appear to have shared a philosophical commonality. I'm Number Nine - and the only survivor. And oddly, the only one who approached it with humor rather than fear.
Toggle Commented 1 hour ago on Well, Okay at MaxRedline
In some cases, "inceredibly" seems to apply. This would be one of those.
Toggle Commented yesterday on It's IRS For The Win at MaxRedline
I generally keep a running approximate tally in my head as well, TD, but at checkout it's so often easy to get distracted (the lady with the screaming kids, etc.) that we forget to keep an eye on the screen. In this case, it really paid off! I do hate to bother others by holding up the line - but on the other hand, it seems like a pretty silly policy to have everything stop while a manager gets involved over what's clearly a data error.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Why You Pay Attention At Checkout at MaxRedline
I know nothing - Nothing!
Toggle Commented yesterday on The Cylvia Circus Strikes Again at MaxRedline
Toggle Commented yesterday on Medical Miracle at MaxRedline
I'll go with hypocrite, but we'll have to agree to disagree on the rest of it, Al.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Why Is He Still Using Oxygen? at MaxRedline
As you know, I'm not big on unions - especially in the public sector - but this outrages even me! If I recall correctly, operators - unlike managers - are considered "essential staff", meaning they show up no matter what. And then, having worked under those conditions for years, they get hosed in retirement.
Line stolen from early Gallagher....
Toggle Commented yesterday on No On 91 at MaxRedline
While they close their eyes, obviously, it's true that they don't blink in the same sense as humans and other primates do, ZZ. I (perhaps wrongfully) attribute the disparities to the greater importance that eye contact plays in the mediation of communication among primates.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Cat Trapping Outlined at MaxRedline
There's a reason why Jesse the race-baiter went to Dallas.
Toggle Commented yesterday on That 21-Day Quarrantine For Ebola at MaxRedline
I just really liked the Oval Office re-design.
Yikes - that's some serious digging there, ZZ! It's been decades since I ran across that term. And yes, the science was re-settled. For now.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Birds On The Moon at MaxRedline
Our politicians disagree with that view - which, come to think of it, is why they're politicians and not scientists.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Birds On The Moon at MaxRedline
WTF? Wait a're saying that binding contracts can be retroactively amended? That, my friend, is absolute baloney! What's needed is a class-action suit, because there's no way that the little guys can win unless they band together. Yes, I hate unions. So this isn't an argument in favor of them. Matter of fact, the freaking union just tossed everyone under the light rail train.
Marijuana is already legal in Oregon if you get a (wink, wink) "card". It's been decriminalized since the 1970s. We need to see what plays out in Washington and Colorado before going full-bore crazy here. Now, I'm not going to lie and tell you that I "experimented" with marijuana and other illegal drugs back in the 1960s. I did not. I was into full-scale research. Given the results of the Emerald Triangle operations, I think we need to wait and observe.
Toggle Commented yesterday on No On 91 at MaxRedline
Sorry, he vowed to uphold our laws, and then decided he could pick and choose. The dork supports "physician-assisted suicide", but has a problem with euthanizing murderers. So he just won't do that. If you support one but not the other, there's a term for that: hypocrite.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Why Is He Still Using Oxygen? at MaxRedline
I've never had any desire to get a tattoo, let alone some of the other stuff. My Bride and daughter both have holes in their ear-lobes for for ear-rings. At least they're small ones.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Who Could Have Seen That Coming? at MaxRedline
She makes for a great 404. Come to think of it, so does Retread.
Toggle Commented yesterday on Amusing Error Page at MaxRedline
Toggle Commented yesterday on The Cylvia Circus Strikes Again at MaxRedline