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Re: The Post For Stuff You Wanna Tell People
« Reply #585 on: November 19, 2021, 11:10:24 AM »
I am utterly burnt-out and it is all I can do to not mail it in for the rest of the semester.  I quit being Chair at the right time (except earlier would have been better) and my upcoming sabbatical can't start soon enough.
And how is that working out for you?

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Re: The Post For Stuff You Wanna Tell People
« Reply #586 on: November 19, 2021, 11:42:10 AM »
The jury has found Rittenhouse not guilty on all counts.

That's a travesty. It's also--for the free speech heroes among us--going to seriously chill protest, since it makes it clear that murdering protesters is permissible (as if all those new laws allowing you to run them over didn't already).

Agreed. I'm guessing the jury felt sorry for the dumb kid.

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Re: The Post For Stuff You Wanna Tell People
« Reply #587 on: November 19, 2021, 11:44:36 AM »
The idiot judge's signaling moves didn't help, either.

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Re: The Post For Stuff You Wanna Tell People
« Reply #588 on: November 19, 2021, 12:05:42 PM »
The jury has found Rittenhouse not guilty on all counts.

That's a travesty. It's also--for the free speech heroes among us--going to seriously chill protest, since it makes it clear that murdering protesters is permissible (as if all those new laws allowing you to run them over didn't already).

Are you particularly sorry for the one who beat Rittenhouse over the head with a skateboard, or the one who (by his own admission on the stand) got shot after he pointed his gun at Rittenhouse?
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Re: The Post For Stuff You Wanna Tell People
« Reply #589 on: November 19, 2021, 01:29:52 PM »
The jury has found Rittenhouse not guilty on all counts.

That's a travesty. It's also--for the free speech heroes among us--going to seriously chill protest, since it makes it clear that murdering protesters is permissible (as if all those new laws allowing you to run them over didn't already).

Are you particularly sorry for the one who beat Rittenhouse over the head with a skateboard, or the one who (by his own admission on the stand) got shot after he pointed his gun at Rittenhouse?

Remember that Rittenhouse had already murdered one person when someone tried to disarm him with a skateboard, and two people by the time the gun was pointed at him.
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Re: The Post For Stuff You Wanna Tell People
« Reply #590 on: November 19, 2021, 03:24:16 PM »
I am utterly burnt-out and it is all I can do to not mail it in for the rest of the semester.  I quit being Chair at the right time (except earlier would have been better) and my upcoming sabbatical can't start soon enough.

Do you find aquariums soothing?

Maybe Smolt would like to meet the octopuses and watch the rock-hopper penguins cavorting...

;--}

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Re: The Post For Stuff You Wanna Tell People
« Reply #591 on: November 20, 2021, 06:13:21 AM »
I am utterly burnt-out and it is all I can do to not mail it in for the rest of the semester.  I quit being Chair at the right time (except earlier would have been better) and my upcoming sabbatical can't start soon enough.

Do you find aquariums soothing?

Maybe Smolt would like to meet the octopuses and watch the rock-hopper penguins cavorting...

;--}

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I very much do.  That trip will be the final for my Marine Bio class and it can't come soon enough.  The final is an aquarium version of my dinosaurs final at Yale.

I might just camp out in the aquarium afterwards.
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Re: The Post For Stuff You Wanna Tell People
« Reply #592 on: November 20, 2021, 10:13:16 AM »
I am utterly burnt-out and it is all I can do to not mail it in for the rest of the semester.  I quit being Chair at the right time (except earlier would have been better) and my upcoming sabbatical can't start soon enough.

Do you find aquariums soothing?

Maybe Smolt would like to meet the octopuses and watch the rock-hopper penguins cavorting...

;--}

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I very much do.  That trip will be the final for my Marine Bio class and it can't come soon enough.  The final is an aquarium version of my dinosaurs final at Yale.

I might just camp out in the aquarium afterwards.

A friend-of-a-friend, 20 years ago, now, was an aquarium volunteer, and got to do cool stuff "backstage" with the critters.  We were allowed to visit, it was very interesting to see all the tubes, pumps, and extra fitties in spare tanks in the back (they had several jumpers).

The book "The Soul of an Octopus" reminded me of that, one of my students was reading it and loaned it to me.

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Re: The Post For Stuff You Wanna Tell People
« Reply #593 on: November 20, 2021, 10:36:42 AM »
My FIL was one of the engineers who designed the tank and we got a deep look behind the curtain when they remodeled.  Very interesting, and a bit scary.
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Re: The Post For Stuff You Wanna Tell People
« Reply #594 on: November 20, 2021, 03:41:12 PM »
My FIL was one of the engineers who designed the tank and we got a deep look behind the curtain when they remodeled.  Very interesting, and a bit scary.

Wow.

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Re: The Post For Stuff You Wanna Tell People
« Reply #595 on: November 23, 2021, 01:49:27 AM »
Lowering gas prices? Drill more wells? Bring in more tankers, release reserves, build pipelines, fill pipelines, change engines and what powers them. Hmmm,
taxes, EUREKA! Lowering fuel taxes temporarily.  Too little? Heck, even a matter of cents would be greeted with joy by many businesses and ordinary folks!

When? Probably quickly. Our nation and its states have thousands of number crunchers who can create scenarios and compile and communicate and compare faster than you can say SNAP-CRACKLE-POP. And Re fuel prices, they've been just sitting on their tools and educations. Or, is any approach to meddling with government "Cookie Jars" a NO NO? PEOPLE, PEOPLEEEEEE!!! Not even for short term relief???
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So, I tried to straighten everything out and guess what I got for it.  No, really, just guess!