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Discussion in 'Science & Society' started by Benson, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. Truck Captain Stumpy The Right Honourable Reverend Truck Captain Valued Senior Member

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    it's also much, much harder to snort through your nose and gross out grandkids if it's not cooked...
     
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  3. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    I only do that with guacamole or pesto. They can't process B&W.
     
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  5. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    It would take me a month to get all the ingredients together. On his old 30-minute-recipe show, I once counted nearly forty ingredients in one meal.
     
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  7. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Plural??
    Lucky dog....
     
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  8. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    The ones I watched weren't quite so complicated, though he does seem to put bales (what he calls wadges) of fresh herb in everything and there is no way you can grow that much mint, parsley, thyme, basil, etc. on a windowsill in Ontario. In a reasonably stocked pantry, you could probably find acceptable alternatives.
    I only watch cooking shows for entertainment and the occasional interesting idea.
    If I want a recipe, it's usually for something specific I need to use up right now - and I always find it online.
     
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  9. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    I'm just insisting on a common physical reality - there's only one of them.

    Republican talking points are simply what they are - one finds out about them by tracking the Republican media feed. They aren't "talking points" because they are repeated, but because they are distributed as talking points - deliberately and consciously and in so many words - by the organized propaganda operation that composes them and hands them out to its feeds.
    Use these words, these phrases, the ones we supply you, and keep using them, all together, on message - that's what Frank Luntz and Newt Gingrich recommended and commanded, and that's what the Republican media feeds have been doing ever since.
    I don't know.
    Maybe you figure it worked for Peewee, so it will work for you?
    This is a more significant puzzle - why you guys, the rightwing Republican parrot flock I have mixed metaphors by naming "bandarlog", cannot control your credibility-destroying reflex to attempt personal insult without information, is a genuine issue.
    Apparently, your reliance on personal attack is such that you simply cannot learn to not do that.
    And that reflexive self-destruction, in discussion or argument terms, characterizes the entire political faction.
    The reliance on personal attack is often a feature of a propaganda campaign - but this isn't a propaganda forum, is it?

    Do you know the difference - or is that your entire reality?
     
  10. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    As you protest name calling, you continue to name call. Ironic isn't it PeeWee.
     
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  11. Truck Captain Stumpy The Right Honourable Reverend Truck Captain Valued Senior Member

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    Ditto, sayeth the Right Honorable Reverand Captain! LOL
    Although I also must admit, I tend to gravitate towards Fire Department cookbooks, especially when the recipe is tested with those I know.

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    not limited to just US fire departments, either - the FD recipes and books tend to be quite diverse and can include more time-consuming recipes for the off-duty crowd.
    end edit

    Slacker! LMFAO
    Do you have a farmers market nearby?
    I seem to remember seeing one when I visited Toronto - near the Manresa Jesuit Retreat Centre in Pickering ... if nothing else, you can ask the Jesuits. They were nice folk and the grounds were quite beautiful. I could be remembering wrong, and I know Ontartio is a big place, so disregard if it's too far away or I remembered incorrectly.

    at this point, methinks it's far more sensible to just take a piece of advice that ice, himself, presented - "
    just shrug off the noise"

    he can't see any other perspective except his own - just like the patient in the post I made (here)
    and just like the former poster here, twice-banned realitycheck/undefined, he absolutely must have the last word (somehow, this justifies his "win" of any argument or discussion)

    check out Peter Ellerton's article in The Conversation (here). It's fascinating... and hilarious. relevant excerpts



     
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  12. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    Oh captain, my captain, you have tromped upon my punch-line!
     
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  13. Truck Captain Stumpy The Right Honourable Reverend Truck Captain Valued Senior Member

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    sorry Walt... my bad
     
  14. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    They close at Thanksgiving (early October) and open again on Victoria weekend (end of May), at which time, all they have is sad, overpriced imports. Else, you go to the supermarket and get sad, overpriced imported herbs in wee plastic containers of skimpy bunches.
    Toronto is 2+ hours' drive from here. I don't think the green pasta's worth it, frankly.
     
  15. Truck Captain Stumpy The Right Honourable Reverend Truck Captain Valued Senior Member

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    I can understand. I just thought I remembered a large-ish greenhouse operation, but that could have been the Jesuits growing their own stuff...


    reminds me of this:

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  16. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    They're probably full of MJ now - Jesuits know which side the butter's on. Never mind, they couldn't have supplied 4,000,000 people with fresh herbs at a reasonable price, anyway.
    We do have our own little greenhouse. We don't heat and light it enough in winter to grow everything, but the hydroponic greens do very well, year 'round. No - I mean kale, chard, beet greens, arugula, bok choi. Plus, a little tortoiseshell cat lives in there, because the big nasty toms give her a hard time out here. How the hell do you teach cats to stop bullying??
     
  17. Truck Captain Stumpy The Right Honourable Reverend Truck Captain Valued Senior Member

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    traps. you can live trap and either release them to a shelter or eat them...

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    we have a horrible feral cat problem in our area that is in decline because of the feral dog problem. the state ignores it.
    LMFAO
     
  18. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    Ye, that's what we did. The trap part - plus paying for their shots and snips. That's why the little bastards are living in our house, knocking stuff off our desks, demanding to be let in and/or out every ten minutes and crawling into our laps sopping wet. There's probably one (the one with seven toes on his front paws; looks like he's wearing fuzzy white oven mitts... pretty cool, actually) in my bed right now, sprawled out on top of the covers and snoring.
     
  19. Truck Captain Stumpy The Right Honourable Reverend Truck Captain Valued Senior Member

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    I have one huge (and kinda fat) Tom that is fixed but loves killing stuff... he mostly kills rodents though: Tree Rats (red and grey), Rats, mice, possum, armadillo (at least one, anyway). He's a momma's boy though (and cuddled with the wife)


    ah, kids.
     
  20. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    Well, we no longer have to trap rats. That was a whole 'nuther adventure with much potential for humour. One of the funniest things I've ever seen was the rear view of a largish rat climbing a pole. Suffice to say, a nearby side-road could be renamed Rattus Boulevard.
    They would make pretty good pets if they were less destructive and smelled better.
    Wrong thread?
    BTW - What's with that goddam Grammarly everywhere I go? Does Big Brother Google find my English so appallingly poor?
     
  21. Truck Captain Stumpy The Right Honourable Reverend Truck Captain Valued Senior Member

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    the weather is nicer here and we have an abundance of tree rats (squirrel) and other rats like Neotoma floridana. It keeps the cat busy ...
    Nah... it can't get any worse.
    Beats me. I laugh my arse off when I get a weekly update though. Either I'm prolific and use a lot of technical jargon or the bulk of the users of Grammarly are grade school children doing homework. (last update: More unique words than 99% of users, more accurate than 89% users)
    I should ask them about that one, eh? LMFAO
     
  22. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    Sure. So -- you keep in touch?

    I get a titter out of the naming of commercial educational educational enterprises. We keep passing an institution that tutors young children in reading, writing and arithmetic, called Kumon. Even that's the founder's actual name, rather than his credentials, it's not creating the best possible public image, Uno?
     
  23. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    The one line innuendo and falsehood, again. About 85% of your posting, these days? At a guess.
    I don't protest namecalling. (That's the what - seventh time - I have reminded you?)
    The "Peewee" there is you doing the Peewee thing again.
    You guys can't learn to not do that. Literally: Cannot.
    - - - -
    He sees yours - nailed it, more than once.
    He can even invent jokes from it - in line with your take on this thread.
    Meanwhile, you can't even paraphrase his posts.
    It's about conspiracy theories - I have never posted one.
    Did you remember that, or are you believing your own typing again? (You have a habit of typing something, and then treating it as part of the real world - as if you had observed it).
    Two relevant facts:
    You don't know what I believe.
    You have never posted a rational argument in reply to one of my posts.
    Your silly attempts to assign motive have all been based on guesses of personal circumstance or attribute. If you ever guess right, I'll let you know - by now, there's no way for you to rehab your credibility on that score. Hole's too deep, and you're still digging.

    Meanwhile:
    You should - at least once or twice - try the "rational argument" tactic.
    It would mean not posting a personal slur based on a misrepresentation, and instead dealing honestly with a post on its own terms for an entire reply - a full paragraph.

    My money says you can't do it, any more than Benson or Seattle or Schmelzer. As in can't - not won't.

    And that's partly how scientists - like other leftwing conspiracy theorists, in bubbleworld - became humorless or only feebly humor-enabled. Physical events occur, like the California fires or the Houston floods, and the bubbleworld has only so much give in it.
     
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