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    71- The Venting Thread[/li][/list]teaching despair!

    I thought people would go there to vent, be done with it and leave feeling better. I had no idea that were that many vicarious consumers of venting.

    It’s comforting to realize I’m not alone! 

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    General Discussion / Re: What have you read lately?
    « Last post by Harlow2 on Today at 09:07:50 PM »
    Just started William Bernstein’s The Delusions of Crowds: Why people go Mad in Groups. Somewhat modeled on Charles MacKaye’s account 180 years ago of tulip mania, it so far is an interesting look at how thinking and decision making go awry.  He’s a neurologist with a long-standing interest in finance and investing.  I’m not knowledgeable in either but am enjoying the history.
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    General Discussion / Re: NYT Spelling Bee
    « Last post by Parasaurolophus on Today at 09:06:06 PM »
    Blah, two points short of GWP today.
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    General Discussion / Re: Winter Thread
    « Last post by Harlow2 on Today at 08:46:55 PM »
    Our weather forecasts these past 3 weeks have looked like sine waves of seasonable temps followed by cold/rain/snow then really cold-for-us, then seasonable with everything melting, and on and on. Currently waiting for the next installment of 1-3 inches of snow. Hiked in local bogs with 13* temps and gorgeous grey winter light on red cranberry plants and ice the other day (nothing like the lows Mamselle reports though).


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    General Discussion / Re: What changes would you like to see?
    « Last post by Economizer on Today at 08:05:56 PM »
    I am pretty sure that they are variations of Mulatto.
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    General Discussion / Re: What changes would you like to see?
    « Last post by mahagonny on Today at 08:02:41 PM »
    I would like to see the rules for a complete receptions at the collegiate and professional levels of football "flip-flopped". As the college teams recievers are required to have two feet in bounds at or after the moment of the catch and pro recievers only require one foot down, it seems that the pros have the easier task. Logically, in my opinion, it should be the other way around to move from a lower level of a higher level of play with a progressively difficult task required at the higher level of play. Huh?

    What is the race of the players in your example?
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    General Discussion / Re: Professor Votes With His Feet
    « Last post by dismalist on Today at 08:01:49 PM »
    This is the only way diversity of viewpoint will ever work. Variety and competing institutions.  It is good that at least a few can afford to give up the material benefits extant institutions offer right now. Not all institutions are corrupt, either.

    Voters and students will send neo-marxism into the garbage can over time.

    "Freedom is always the freedom of the dissenter “ —  Rosa Luxemburg


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    General Discussion / Re: What changes would you like to see?
    « Last post by Economizer on Today at 07:54:17 PM »
    I would like to see the rules for complete receptions at the collegiate and professional levels of football "flip-flopped". As the college teams recievers are required to have two feet in bounds at or after the moment of the catch and pro recievers only require one foot down, it seems that the pros have the easier task. Logically, in my opinion, it should be the other way around to move from a lower level of a higher level of play with a progressively difficult task required at the higher level of play. Huh?
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    General Discussion / Re: Professor Votes With His Feet
    « Last post by Parasaurolophus on Today at 07:36:23 PM »
    Good riddance to shitty "scholarship".

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    General Discussion / Re: Winter Thread
    « Last post by hmaria1609 on Today at 07:27:59 PM »
    Light snow forecasted for tomorrow's morning commute:
    https://wtop.com/weather-news/2022/01/snow-could-impact-dc-regions-thursday-morning-commute/
    I'm not working tomorrow so I'll be sleeping when it happens.  :)
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