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Feb 16
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I guess I don’t have a strong opinion on the 11th so I’m happy to take your word for it. The lines seem drawn better than they were before. Read more

Feb 15
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A little bit of the first, but it’s also probably smaller than you think. Asheville the entire city has a population of 90,000. For a while in the 2010s Asheville was split between the 10th & 11th districts. As of 2021 it’s all the way back into the 11th district. North Carolina has some very heavily gerrymandered Read more

Jan 24
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That’s the worst. If I recall correctly if your account was out at my school, you got a credit that day and you just had to pay for it later. 

Jan 24
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That is so dumb. Why not have it coded into the system. Why does it have to be visible. Ugh.

Jan 22
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I bought lunch at school through elementary, and I have not the foggiest which of my classmates had free lunch or not. Know why? Because our parents were all required to pay in advance, so everyone had a “lunch number.” When you got to the cashier, she took your number, and the cost was deducted from your account. Read more

Jan 22
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Only if you teach them how to use it first. Otherwise they have to subsist on pistachios.

Jan 22
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It makes things salty because the salty part is the sodium in what you’re describing. Sodium chloride and sodium bicarbonate are two different versions of salt.

Jan 22
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Why would this approach enhance the caffeine? There’s no additional caffeine in an egg. The Arabian Business and Eater articles both make this claim but neither substantiate it with any further explanation. Why would clarifying the coffee improve your uptake of caffeine from said coffee?

Oct 28
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Agree... and if you click through the photos, which I’m kind of embarrassed to admit to, but - there’s a server in the background of one of the photos, absolutely wearing a mask in the midst of like 30 people just hanging out. Must be surreal to wait tables at this kind of thing anyway and then to add the pandemic on Read more

Sep 11
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I went to look at the photo, thinking she was in a crowd, or something, where this might go mostly unnoticed or it was captured in a moment of moving her hand or scratching an itch... But unfortunately no. Not that subtle, actually. Pretty front and center. 

Aug 6
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Amy Schumer Learns to Cook has been a real light in some dark times. She is usually so-so for me on the humor but apparently, if you just add food & drink and a straight man (her husband) to play off of, it’s a win. 

Aug 6
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Daily Mail reports that after initial celebration of catching something in the claw, it dropped before making it to the chute. :-)

Jun 15
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I apologize for correcting you out of turn; it’s clearer to me on a re-read that you were not (mis)quoting her threatening a libel suit - you were mocking her for threatening a “liable” suit. Perhaps looking at where your quote marks are would demonstrate why I thought the other way to begin with. Yes, obviously, Read more

Jun 12
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I agree with the gist of what you’re saying here, and I just want to let you know that ‘libel’ is the correct word in this instance, it means defaming someone. ‘Liable’ means “responsible for by law,” as in, liable for my dog biting you.

Jun 10
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Yes, definitely has a selfish read to it! The Worst Hard Time doesn’t talk specifically about Charles Ingalls, but it covers a lot of that same time period. When Egan (author) writes about the Homestead Act and other government campaigns as well as truly actually fraudulent companies that were set up on purpose to Read more

Jun 10
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For some additional context and truly interesting historical information about the Little House books, may I recommend: Read more

Jan 29 2020
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There was a Rainforest Cafe in the bottom floor of the Natural History museum where I grew up and I assumed it was a cute themed museum restaurant. TIL there are other Rainforest Cafes!