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Phoenix says:
(Wed Jan 23 09:23:24 2013 99.47.63.39) [Edit/Delete]
Posting should be fine again. Looks like a post got barfed up and broke the board.



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Sarah's Carl says:
(Wed Jan 23 09:19:58 2013 68.45.216.85) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Wed Jan 23 09:25:39 2013
Well, Good morning.
I hope all is well with the board despite how the last 4 days appear, or do not.
Last night the presentation was different *** edit and now it looks right except a
little is missing

Sun rose yesterday in Barrow Alaska first time since November 18. Today sunrises
12:55 pm sets 2:23pm - Vampires beware- unless you sparkle /s

12 degrees low this am in NYC,
valMichael your posted forecast indicates sweater weather or a light jacket :) ?



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testing 2 says:
(Wed Jan 23 09:14:21 2013 99.47.63.39) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Wed Jan 23 09:16:27 2013
testing 2 again



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test says:
(Wed Jan 23 09:09:20 2013 99.47.63.39) [Edit/Delete]
test



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Tue Jan 22 13:16:39 2013 66.246.173.34) [Edit/Delete]
Maverick Yes, that's where I got the name.



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Tue Jan 22 12:50:18 2013 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Tue Jan 22 12:51:06 2013
Sorry for missing yesterday... thanks for the yays.

let's hear a great big bronze cheer for genrefan

yay genrefan!

today's deadguy memorial buffy tuesday question is brought to you by:

the sunnydale polar bear club - only for the hearty... sometimes it's as low as 60 when we swim

being mostly california natives, which scooby is likely the most indifferent to the cold?


Happy Non-Buffy Tuesday!


It's 4 here, which is a fantastic number for superheroes, but not for degrees Farenheit.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Jan 22 05:33:54 2013 24.52.38.199) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard Maybe MRIs or other brain scans. I see them used to highlight differences in the brains of various people. But that doesn't necessarily give us the 'smoking gun' so to speak to tell which ones are planning to kill.



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Jan 22 05:13:02 2013 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Parthian Glance

Christopher Marlowe,

Many people are looking for a reason to explain why some people, almost all young men, decide to kill a lot of people. If the cause was playing violence-theme games then we should be seeing tens of thousands of mass killings. Since we do not, these forms of entertainment are not likely sufficient conditions.

Their brains work differently than the vast, vast majority of the rest of us. So how do we spot such brains?


WG



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Beldin says:
(Tue Jan 22 05:02:24 2013 64.92.34.103) [Edit/Delete]
Drive-by.

Christopher Marlowe - Reading some XXXHoLic manga:

(Watanuki is standing in the rain.)
Domeki (with an umbrella): "They say idiots don't catch colds. But maybe dumbasses do."
Watanuki: "Who are you calling a dumbass?"
Domeki: ".... Dumbass."



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ChristopherMarlowe' says:
(Tue Jan 22 04:51:33 2013 24.52.38.199) [Edit/Delete]
wolfgaurd The play might have been simpler then. Playing cowboys and indians when there aren't many of either is probably the difference.



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Jan 22 04:47:32 2013 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Yay OldManFan!



Good Night to All

WG



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Jan 22 04:37:31 2013 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Lostinamerica,

Airsoft Game

These guys are essentially playing tag in costumes. Being a group activity it probably doesn't suit the sort of 'loners' often associated with mass shootings.

I was first a bit unsettled by this next clip ...

~The deal goes bad and all war breaks out using our new fake blood

On reflection, while these kid are using toys that may look too much like real weapons, they are still playing the same sort of games hundreds of thousands of kids have played for decades. How many of such kids have gone on to be mass shooters or violent criminals?

Actually, rewatching it now and I still feel unnerved. *g*



WG



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Jan 22 04:20:53 2013 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Tue Jan 22 04:22:04 2013
Christopher Marlowe,

I text. *g* (ETA OTOH, I capitalize and use correct spelling and punctuation.)

In the video the woman said it takes around a year to train a horse for mounted shooting competitions.

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Jan 22 04:01:14 2013 24.52.38.199) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard You...text? *g*

Those are very good videos, I haven't heard of mounted shooting before. We have sharpshooting contests around here, but not that kind of shooting. I would assume they have to train the horse not to react to the gunfire.



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wolfguard says:
(Tue Jan 22 03:15:19 2013 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe,

Earlier a friend texted me saying to stream tonight's Bones.


Lostinamerica,

Cowboy Mounted Shooting Competition

The riders are using blanks to burst the balloons.


Old Fashion "Assault" Rifle (Cowboy Action Shooting) The man is hitting multiple targets using a lever action rifle, i.e. he has to operate a lever to load and eject each round.



WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Jan 22 03:12:42 2013 24.52.38.199) [Edit/Delete]
That would have been a good ep, if they hadn't gone off the deep end. Drones, seriously?



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Jan 22 02:05:48 2013 24.52.38.199) [Edit/Delete]
Bones looks particularly good tonight.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Tue Jan 22 01:26:16 2013 24.52.38.199) [Edit/Delete]
Sarah's Carl He's not gonna be in the running for employee of the month, is ihe?



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Sarah's Carl says:
(Tue Jan 22 01:15:44 2013 68.45.216.85) [Edit/Delete]
Beldin,
Take the Money and run
Dunkin' Donuts employee stole $2,000 on first day of work, Morristown cops say



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KAM says:
(Tue Jan 22 00:12:52 2013 99.141.83.243) [Edit/Delete]
Hello again,

valMichael: First--wheel hashed browns were NOT fresh. They were dried, but for whatever reason they were killer.

I don't think I have the flu, but rather food poisoning. Unpleasant.

KAM
Ty King Fan



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Sarah's Carl says:
(Mon Jan 21 23:48:38 2013 68.45.216.85) [Edit/Delete]
Maverick, When will Dexter season 7 be available for you to watch? Season 8 is
starting the end of June.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Jan 21 23:25:09 2013 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
I'm heading out the work door for another meeting. Boss has been hitting us HARD today and it made the day a lot less pleasant.



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Maverick says:
(Mon Jan 21 23:12:00 2013 66.184.47.113) [Edit/Delete]
Sarah's Carl: Yeah, the Liberals think it's cool to refer to Bill Clinton as our first Black President. Actually Clinton realized the congress was about to approve limits on Welfare, so he got out in front of the parade and took credit for it. The second Black President has been trying to turn back the clock on this.


DaddyCatALSO: Pyewacket was the witch familiar of Kim Novak in "Bell, Book, and Candle."


ShadowQuest: Predicted -50 Wind Chill in Wisconsin. But don't worry--Obama promised to fight Global Warming in his second term.


I think that the Kevin Bacon / James Purefoy (He was Marc Antony in "Rome") series "The Following" is on Fox tonight.


I saw the entire 6th Season of "Dexter" and again was impressed with the characterizations. There's 2 episodes of the latest Kristen Bell series--the one with Don Cheadle--on the last disc.


Maverick


I Want To Know What Love Is




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wolfguard says:
(Mon Jan 21 22:22:12 2013 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Lostinamerica,

The few times I've actually checked how people died by firearms over a given period1 around half the deaths were suicide. A certain number are accidents, almost always because the person(s) did not follow safety rules.

The rest were either criminal homicides or justifiable homicide. From my experience, criminal homicides fall into one of four categories:

1. The shooting was a by-product of the crime, such as a robber who shot someone who would not cooperate or got in the way.

2. Premeditated murder, i.e. killing the person was necessary to achieve the shooter's goal.

3. Heat of rage, i.e. an angry person struck out with what was handy, in these cases a gun.2

4. Gang turf wars.


You don't often see assault weapons being used in the first two and only in the heat of rage if it's an assault weapon that is handy.3 Gangs will use whatever is available and convenient for the situation.

Neither the Columbine murderers or the Virgina Tech murderer used "assault style" weapons. It maybe significant that the Aurora and Sandy Hook murderers did, though in the latter case he used weapons his mother owned. OTOH, the Aurora murderer went to effort to equip himself with close-quarter combat gear. Since he seems never to have been in the miliary, where did he get his ideas about what that sort of gear? Very likely video games, movies, television and the internet. OTOH, there are tens of thousands of people who play paintball or airsoft games in which they dress up in combat gear and in the case of airsoft use simulated firearms that are very, very close in appearance to real ones. These folks do not go amok.

There's also the whole tribe of Cowboy Action Shooters who dress up in western gear and compete in shooting competitions using revolvers, shotguns and rifles. A large percentage of these people are women. Don't know of any of them who have gone berserk.

With respect to justifiable homicide, many argue it happens so infrequently that such cases cannot offset the other shooting deaths. What is missed in this reasoning is that most self-defense by firearm ends with the presentation of the weapon. The bad guy(s) see the weapon and stop what they were doing and leave. No shots are fired, no one is killed and thus the count of justifiable homicide is kept down. The point of using a firearm for self-defense is to make the bad person stop their attack. Many bad guys turn around and leave upon seeing that their intended victim is armed.

Two final quick notes -

1. There are gun manufacturers who offer guns in pink.

2. An odd observation - With one exception, all the assassinations and attempted assassinations of US presidents or presidential candidates the shooter used a handgun. The exception was the assassination of JFK. There was an attempted assassination of President Truman by, I believe, Puerto Rican nationalists, but I do not know what weapon(s) they used.



Your question, ...Are you sad today, wolfguard--aren't you in Atlanta? gave me a minutes' pause. What would I be sad about? And then it hit me, did Atlanta's football team lose? I don't watch football. *g*



1 I've seen counts by week, month and year.

2 There are premeditated 'heat of rage' killings, such as the person who gets fired and comes back to get revenge. OTOH, they usually are targeting a specific individual(s).

3 According to the Wikipedia article on the Newtown / Sandy Hook shootings, one girl survived in one of the classrooms by playing dead. She said the man who shot them was ~ very angry. I do not know if she was inferring this from his action or describing her memory of the incident, I suspect the latter.


WG



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Sarah's Carl says:
(Mon Jan 21 22:00:25 2013 68.45.216.85) [Edit/Delete]
Maverick,
Congratulation Barack Obama on being sworn in as our 2nd African-American
president. "Good luck we're all counting on you."

**CNNs John King says Obama is our second African-American president**



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Trivia Girl says:
(Mon Jan 21 20:35:48 2013 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuits

Category: Phobias
Question: What do you fear if you have Chionophobia?
Answer: Snow

Trivia Snow Kings: valMichael!
Trivia Snow Flake: Maverick!

Thanks guys

*pokes OldManFan*



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Mon Jan 21 20:22:39 2013 66.246.173.34) [Edit/Delete]
Maverick Pyewacket *grin. I had a character say that in one of my fics once, and he immediately wished he hadn't. ("No One Knows What It's Like, Behind Wood Doors" at the Sunnydale Library, if you're curious.)



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ShadowQuest says:
(Mon Jan 21 20:14:18 2013 74.33.114.182) [Edit/Delete]
Zoom through

Shiny.

Can't decide which I'd rather have - the board game, the decorative pillow, or the mini-plush.

Zoom, zoom



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Maverick says:
(Mon Jan 21 18:08:14 2013 66.184.47.113) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Mon Jan 21 18:09:59 2013
Trivia Girl: Fear of Cylons? Fear of Jackie Chan? Fear of lead-painted toys?


valMichael: I thought you might say "Haunted in the haunches"


lostinamerica: I don't think anyone requires training for a gun purchase, just the federal background check, and you've got to have enough money, haha. And to carry your analogy further, people (especially guys) receive training in their families or in the Service so REQUIRING training would be like requiring Mario Andretti to take Driver's Ed. And, need I say it, you have a right to a gun, but driving is a privilege. You ARE, however, required to take 12 hours of training in Michigan and go through the State's own background checks to get a concealed-carry permit. Here FYI is an idea of what courses and pricing are offered at my firing range of choice. Notice they have ladies night (no pink guns, J/K, but they DO offer a discounted price.)


Birthday Happies to EvilWillowKitten, Girl Capital, KiND, and Lillith


Happy Birthday to that Grand Old Party Republican Martin Luther King, Jr.


Maverick


True




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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Jan 21 17:26:29 2013 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
KAM You have the flu? I hope you will be able to get over it quickly!

valMichael LOL!



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valMichael says:
(Mon Jan 21 17:21:41 2013 98.195.92.226) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Mon Jan 21 17:23:17 2013
Question What you do call getting pinched on the buttocks by a ghost?



wait for it ...



answer spoilered for delicate brains
] you are polter-goosed! [



In response to ShadowQuest's post, I give you
Baytown, Texas Weather Forecast for the rest of the week
Today Hi: 68, Partly cloudy. Areas of dense fog early in the morning. Highs in the upper 60s. Northeast winds around 5 mph.
Night - Lo: 46 Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s inland...in the upper 40s coast. East winds 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday 1/22/2013 Hi: 63 Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
Night - Lo: 49 Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s inland...in the lower 50s coast. Southeast winds around 5 mph.

Wednesday 1/23/2013 Hi: 66 Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
Night - Lo: 55 Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s.

Thursday 1/24/2013 Hi: 72 Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 70s.
Night - Lo: 55 Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the upper 50s.

Friday 1/25/2013 Hi: 67 Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 60s.
Night - Lo: 42 Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers in the evening. Colder. Lows in the lower 40s.

Saturday 1/26/2013 Hi: 57 Partly cloudy. Cooler. Highs in the upper 50s.

We aren't fearful of snow, we just don't want any! ROFLMAO!



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ShadowQuest says:
(Mon Jan 21 17:05:14 2013 74.33.114.182) [Edit/Delete]
Windchill Advisory until noon tomorrow.

Monday
Partly cloudy with a chance of snow. High of 5F with a windchill as low as -29F. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 15 to 20 mph.

Monday Night
Partly cloudy. Low of -11F with a windchill as low as -24F. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday
Partly cloudy. High of 1F with a windchill as low as -24F. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy. Low of -6F with a windchill as low as -17F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday
Partly cloudy with snow showers in the afternoon. High of 10F with a windchill as low as -13F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy. Low of 1F with a windchill as low as -11F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.

Currently (11 CST) it's 8 below, with a windchill of -20. Lowest overnight windchill was recorded in Rhinelander: -39.

Frak, that's COLD!



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valMichael says:
(Mon Jan 21 16:59:12 2013 98.195.92.226) [Edit/Delete]
Happy Birthday: EvilWillowKitten, Girl Capital, KiND, and Lillith!

YAY OldManFan!

Trivia Girl
fear of Snow! (not fear of Snow White, however :)



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KAM says:
(Mon Jan 21 16:24:21 2013 99.141.83.243) [Edit/Delete]
Good Morning Everyone,

YAY OLDMANFAN!

Well, not so good for me actually. Sick at home.

KAM
Ty King Fan



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Trivia Girl says:
(Mon Jan 21 15:10:34 2013 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuits

Category: Phobias
Question: What do you fear if you have Chionophobia?



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lostinamerica says:
(Mon Jan 21 14:35:47 2013 69.137.69.164) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard, ChristopherMarlowe--With Ray-Ray's impending retirement stories about the old murder charges have resurfaced: Lewis Controversy. After reading the timeline you have to wonder--did he get away with murder?

See, I tied in violence with football--except not gun violence, because a knife was used in the slayings ;)

Back to gun violence--Slate's U.S. gun death total is up to 1,099 since Newtown: Gun Death Tally. I sure hope somebody in charge is looking at this and has decided to look into the reasons behind these murders--1,099 lives lost seems insane!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Jan 21 14:24:49 2013 24.52.38.199) [Edit/Delete]
Yay for OldManFan!!!

Goodbye Blue Monday!



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lostinamerica says:
(Mon Jan 21 14:11:02 2013 69.137.69.164) [Edit/Delete]
Comma--Yeah, I'm gonna have to say the mentally ill are equally Republican and Democrat ;)

ccChristopherMarlowe


ChristopherMarlowe, wolfguard--It doesn't seem fair to me too to lump in accidental and drunk driving deaths with gun deaths--I'm pretty sure those people weren't meaning to kill anyone or themselves but through their own negligence or bad luck ended up doing just that.

One thing I would like to know--when you buy a gun, are you required to take some kind of safety course or training? To get a drivers' license you need to pass a written and driving test to get on the road, it seems like you should do at least that much if you're going to own a weapon. I know if I ever bought one I would, because if I was buying a gun to protect me or my family I would have no qualms about using it and would want to be ready.

As for football--I can't believe that the Hawks, after letting the Seahawks back in the game last week, did the very same thing against the 49ers. Somebody needs to tell them that a game last four quarters, not just two ;)

Are you sad today, wolfguard--aren't you in Atlanta?

I'm also very surprised that New England lost--I guess the Ravens just wanted it more. Now, when Ray-Ray is gone, will they be as motivated as they have been with him on the team--he's a one-man cheering squad :)



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Mon Jan 21 14:10:34 2013 24.52.38.199) [Edit/Delete]
TODAY is January 21st, 2013 C.E


We have FOUR (4) Birthdays!


EvilWillow_Kitten
Girl Capital
KiND
Lillith




Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
EvilWillowKitten, Girl Capital, KiND, Lillith!




I'm so evil and... skanky. And I think I'm kinda gay.Willow, 'Doppelgangland'


to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Jan 21 14:04:20 2013 24.52.38.199) [Edit/Delete]
Good morning Beta!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Jan 21 05:10:45 2013 24.52.38.199) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard I liked that first cartoon. I'm not sure where the cartoons got his statistics. It indicates 18 mass shootings, it doesn't seem to count people shot in mass shootings, just the number of incidents.

I don't usually like the use of accidents or DUI statistics as comparisons to gun deaths unless the someone uses the automobile to deliberately run people down. That seems false equivalency to me.

The other comparisons (blunt instrument, knives etc) are more reasonable comparisons.



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wolfguard says:
(Mon Jan 21 04:45:43 2013 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Yay Kennedy!

Yay Rona!

Yay Vi!




Happy Birthday LenS!




Night All

WG



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wolfguard says:
(Mon Jan 21 03:11:12 2013 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Mon Jan 21 03:13:53 2013
"To eliminate any confusion or misinformation, we will again describe and identify the weapons seized at the school crime scene," Connecticut State Police Spokesman Lt J. Paul Vance said Friday, January 18, via a press release.
Seized inside the school were the following: a Bushmaster .223 caliber-- model XM15-E2S rifle with high capacity 30 round clips; a Glock 10 mm handgun; and a Sig-Sauer P226 9mm handgun...

Newtown Bee

You'll have to scroll down to the scroll down to 3rd story, State Police Identify

So not to bap wannabe assault rifles, see the political cartoon, "Weapons Guide for the Uninformed"

Political Cartoons

Use right arrow to go to cartoon # 8

The cartoonist does not cite the source of his statistics, but if correct, then the number of people killed by physical beatings is around 48 times greater than those killed by 'assault rifles.'


WG



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Mr. Whyt says:
(Mon Jan 21 02:48:49 2013 50.93.24.214) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Mon Jan 21 03:05:19 2013
Comma by latest story do you mean the one linked to by wolfguard that is actually a month old?



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wolfguard says:
(Mon Jan 21 02:47:41 2013 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
That 'latest' report is over a month old.

WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Jan 21 02:33:16 2013 24.52.38.199) [Edit/Delete]
Comma It was my understanding that the Sandy Hook deaths were all by handgun, but as usual, media reporting was sketchy.

Tou're saying that President Obama deliberately lied in saying that the assault weapon was the primary weapon used in the Sandy Hook killings?



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Comma says:
(Mon Jan 21 02:23:30 2013 97.95.128.126) [Edit/Delete]
Just for the record guys and gals, I hope that this latest report is wrong. I do not like Obama and do not trust him but I do not want my President to out right lie like this.

Comma



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wolfguard says:
(Mon Jan 21 02:12:25 2013 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Comma,

Just found the MSNBC clip. It aired 16 December, ~ two days after the shooting. For now, I'm thinking what we have here is a failure of communication between reporters and officials.

WG



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wolfguard says:
(Mon Jan 21 02:03:09 2013 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Comma,

Do you have a link to that MSNBC story, because I'm not finding it.

I do recall on the day or day after the shooting there were reports that the AR had been left in the shooter's car, but that was later found to be wrong.

Again, I'm not finding the story you're reporting.


WG



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Comma says:
(Mon Jan 21 01:55:47 2013 97.95.128.126) [Edit/Delete]
ChrsitopherMarlowe: Sorry to bring up gun control again this soon, but MSNBC broke the news, today, that no assult weapons were used at Sandy Hook. Lanza left the Bushmaster AR-15 in his car. The children all were killed with one of the four handguns that Laza had. Federal and state officials knew this information the whole time. Obama knew it also.

Comma



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Jan 21 01:17:14 2013 24.52.38.199) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard I thought it pretty nifty myself and the coors" at the Sunnydale Library, if you're curious.)



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ShadowQuest says:
(Mon Jan 21 20:14:18 2013 74.33.114.182) [Edit/Delete]
Zoom through

Shiny.

Can't decide which I'd rather have - the board game, the decorative pillow, or the mini-plush.

Zoom, zoom



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Maverick says:
(Mon Jan 21 18:08:14 2013 66.184.47.113) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Mon Jan 21 18:09:59 2013
Trivia Girl: Fear of Cylons? Fear of Jackie Chan? Fear of lead-painted toys?


valMichael: I thought you might say "Haunted in the haunches"


lostinamerica: I don't think anyone requires training for a gun purchase, just the federal background check, and you've got to have enough money, haha. And to carry your analogy further, people (especially guys) receive training in their families or in the Service so REQUIRING training would be like requiring Mario Andretti to take Driver's Ed. And, need I say it, you have a right to a gun, but driving is a privilege. You ARE, however, required to take 12 hours of training in Michigan and go through the State's own background checks to get a concealed-carry permit. Here FYI is an idea of what courses and pricing are offered at my firing range of choice. Notice they have ladies night (no pink guns, J/K, but they DO offer a discounted price.)


Birthday Happies to EvilWillowKitten, Girl Capital, KiND, and Lillith


Happy Birthday to that Grand Old Party Republican Martin Luther King, Jr.


Maverick


True




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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Jan 21 17:26:29 2013 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
KAM You have the flu? I hope you will be able to get over it quickly!

valMichael LOL!



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valMichael says:
(Mon Jan 21 17:21:41 2013 98.195.92.226) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Mon Jan 21 17:23:17 2013
Question What you do call getting pinched on the buttocks by a ghost?



wait for it ...



answer spoilered for delicate brains
] you are polter-goosed! [



In response to ShadowQuest's post, I give you
Baytown, Texas Weather Forecast for the rest of the week
Today Hi: 68, Partly cloudy. Areas of dense fog early in the morning. Highs in the upper 60s. Northeast winds around 5 mph.
Night - Lo: 46 Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s inland...in the upper 40s coast. East winds 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday 1/22/2013 Hi: 63 Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
Night - Lo: 49 Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s inland...in the lower 50s coast. Southeast winds around 5 mph.

Wednesday 1/23/2013 Hi: 66 Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
Night - Lo: 55 Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s.

Thursday 1/24/2013 Hi: 72 Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 70s.
Night - Lo: 55 Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the upper 50s.

Friday 1/25/2013 Hi: 67 Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 60s.
Night - Lo: 42 Partly cloudy. A slight chance of showers in the evening. Colder. Lows in the lower 40s.

Saturday 1/26/2013 Hi: 57 Partly cloudy. Cooler. Highs in the upper 50s.

We aren't fearful of snow, we just don't want any! ROFLMAO!



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ShadowQuest says:
(Mon Jan 21 17:05:14 2013 74.33.114.182) [Edit/Delete]
Windchill Advisory until noon tomorrow.

Monday
Partly cloudy with a chance of snow. High of 5F with a windchill as low as -29F. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 15 to 20 mph.

Monday Night
Partly cloudy. Low of -11F with a windchill as low as -24F. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday
Partly cloudy. High of 1F with a windchill as low as -24F. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy. Low of -6F with a windchill as low as -17F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday
Partly cloudy with snow showers in the afternoon. High of 10F with a windchill as low as -13F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy. Low of 1F with a windchill as low as -11F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph.

Currently (11 CST) it's 8 below, with a windchill of -20. Lowest overnight windchill was recorded in Rhinelander: -39.

Frak, that's COLD!



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valMichael says:
(Mon Jan 21 16:59:12 2013 98.195.92.226) [Edit/Delete]
Happy Birthday: EvilWillowKitten, Girl Capital, KiND, and Lillith!

YAY OldManFan!

Trivia Girl
fear of Snow! (not fear of Snow White, however :)



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KAM says:
(Mon Jan 21 16:24:21 2013 99.141.83.243) [Edit/Delete]
Good Morning Everyone,

YAY OLDMANFAN!

Well, not so good for me actually. Sick at home.

KAM
Ty King Fan



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Trivia Girl says:
(Mon Jan 21 15:10:34 2013 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuits

Category: Phobias
Question: What do you fear if you have Chionophobia?



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lostinamerica says:
(Mon Jan 21 14:35:47 2013 69.137.69.164) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard, ChristopherMarlowe--With Ray-Ray's impending retirement stories about the old murder charges have resurfaced: Lewis Controversy. After reading the timeline you have to wonder--did he get away with murder?

See, I tied in violence with football--except not gun violence, because a knife was used in the slayings ;)

Back to gun violence--Slate's U.S. gun death total is up to 1,099 since Newtown: Gun Death Tally. I sure hope somebody in charge is looking at this and has decided to look into the reasons behind these murders--1,099 lives lost seems insane!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Jan 21 14:24:49 2013 24.52.38.199) [Edit/Delete]
Yay for OldManFan!!!

Goodbye Blue Monday!



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lostinamerica says:
(Mon Jan 21 14:11:02 2013 69.137.69.164) [Edit/Delete]
Comma--Yeah, I'm gonna have to say the mentally ill are equally Republican and Democrat ;)

ccChristopherMarlowe


ChristopherMarlowe, wolfguard--It doesn't seem fair to me too to lump in accidental and drunk driving deaths with gun deaths--I'm pretty sure those people weren't meaning to kill anyone or themselves but through their own negligence or bad luck ended up doing just that.

One thing I would like to know--when you buy a gun, are you required to take some kind of safety course or training? To get a drivers' license you need to pass a written and driving test to get on the road, it seems like you should do at least that much if you're going to own a weapon. I know if I ever bought one I would, because if I was buying a gun to protect me or my family I would have no qualms about using it and would want to be ready.

As for football--I can't believe that the Hawks, after letting the Seahawks back in the game last week, did the very same thing against the 49ers. Somebody needs to tell them that a game last four quarters, not just two ;)

Are you sad today, wolfguard--aren't you in Atlanta?

I'm also very surprised that New England lost--I guess the Ravens just wanted it more. Now, when Ray-Ray is gone, will they be as motivated as they have been with him on the team--he's a one-man cheering squad :)



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Mon Jan 21 14:10:34 2013 24.52.38.199) [Edit/Delete]
TODAY is January 21st, 2013 C.E


We have FOUR (4) Birthdays!


EvilWillow_Kitten
Girl Capital
KiND
Lillith




Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
EvilWillowKitten, Girl Capital, KiND, Lillith!




I'm so evil and... skanky. And I think I'm kinda gay.Willow, 'Doppelgangland'


to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Jan 21 14:04:20 2013 24.52.38.199) [Edit/Delete]
Good morning Beta!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Mon Jan 21 05:10:45 2013 24.52.38.199) [Edit/Delete]
wolfguard I liked that first cartoon. I'm not sure where the cartoons got his statistics. It indicates 18 mass shootings, it doesn't seem to count people shot in mr too much by now, which holds the heat.


Maverick


It Might Be You




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Maverick says:
(Sun Jan 20 16:01:06 2013 66.184.47.113) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Sun Jan 20 16:04:42 2013
Comma: Buy Gold Doubloons (South African Krugerands, Canadian Maple Leafs, or U.S. Gold Eagles) if you have any extra money. I only hope you can find a safe place to store them. Cut a picture of that Corvette out of one of your wife's magazines and pushpin it onto the corkboard in your batcave; be happy with that. I may venture down to the Detroit International Auto Show this coming week, and I'll let you know what you're missing. BTW, have you ever seen "Justified"? It takes place in Harlan County, Kentucky. Strangely excellent.


Birthday Happies to: barbara, Buffy123, Captain Zot, Heavenly, LenS, Melusine, Soph, Stonefloat, and The Sci-Fi Bard


Maverick


Come Saturday Morning




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ShadowQuest says:
(Sun Jan 20 15:36:44 2013 74.33.114.182) [Edit/Delete]
Brr, dammit!

Current "high" is -4. High of 12 degrees expected today, but with gusts up to 30 MPH the windchill will be -18.

NOT looking forward to walking to work.



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Comma says:
(Sun Jan 20 14:25:32 2013 97.95.128.126) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Sun Jan 20 14:32:31 2013
For all that like to view 'Downton Abby', CBS's 'Sunday Morning' is doing a story in the actual Abby and the true history of the families that have lived there. It is really named High Clear Castle.

A Batmobile, from the sixties TV show, sold yesterday, at auction for 4.2 million. The new owner is unknown. No, it is not me.

I am thinking about the new Corvette Stingray. I am sure that my wife will show me the checkbook and that will end that. The bad thing is, Monica only wants to see the budget and the different account balances, when she wants a new car or wants to stop me from buying something.

Comma



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Sun Jan 20 13:51:40 2013 24.52.38.199) [Edit/Delete]
TODAY is January 20th, 2013 C.E


We have NINE (9) Birthdays!


barbara
Buffy123
Captain Zot
Heavenly
LenS
Melusine
Soph
Stonefloat
The Sci-Fi Bard




Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
barbara, Buffy123, Captain Zot, Heavenly, LenS, Melusine, Soph, Stonefloat, The Sci-Fi Bard!




And I myself will be wearing pink taffeta as chenille would not go with my complexion. Giles, 'The Prom'

to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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Sarah's Carl says:
(Sun Jan 20 11:41:14 2013 68.45.216.85) [Edit/Delete]
valMichael, ChristopherMarlowe

When I think of
Earl Weaver
Warning language.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun Jan 20 03:34:42 2013 24.52.38.199) [Edit/Delete]
Maverick I saw that this morning! The oil fields are a big fracking business for sure and a lot of folks in South Dakota are looking to try to make money off it.



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Maverick says:
(Sun Jan 20 01:45:59 2013 66.184.47.113) [Edit/Delete]
Beldin: No, not Stanley Lieber. (Always interesting with entertainment and Jewish people and their names.) And I can see how you might have thought that as Stan Lee was just 90, the end of December. Still thinking young. Among the youngest, actually. He, in fact, kind of defines what young thinking is.


Maverick


Dancing With Myself




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Beldin says:
(Sun Jan 20 01:34:27 2013 64.92.34.103) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Sun Jan 20 01:35:57 2013
Christopher Marlowe - He is the Generalissimo*. I don't see how he could.


* - What he calls himself on Twitter.


ETA: I did not know who Stan Musial was. Had to look him up. Impressive record.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun Jan 20 01:29:22 2013 24.52.38.199) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Sun Jan 20 01:32:53 2013
Beldin I don't think Stan Lee will ever die. But I know many who will miss Stan 'The Man' Musial.



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Beldin says:
(Sun Jan 20 01:13:46 2013 64.92.34.103) [Edit/Delete]
Maverick - My heart stopped until I got to the last name. I thought you were going to say "Stan 'The Man' Lee."



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Maverick says:
(Sun Jan 20 01:07:37 2013 66.184.47.113) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe: This may be of interest to you. Is it Bismarck? Is it Pierre? Is it Jacques? Or Simone? No, it's frakking business.


R.I.P. Stan "The Man" Musial


Maverick


Let's Stay Together




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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sun Jan 20 00:00:29 2013 24.52.38.199) [Edit/Delete]
DaddyCatALSO That Monty Python sequence was one of the weirder parts of the show. I think one of the characters dropped some LSD and that was one of the effects. It was strange, but it had a point to it.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Jan 19 23:46:30 2013 24.52.38.199) [Edit/Delete]
urgh...finally home.



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Sat Jan 19 21:28:53 2013 204.186.244.234) [Edit/Delete]
Consdiering I'm already following Amber's sister and Cahrisma's boyfriend on Twitter, wondering if I should add Eliza's mother?


Soemtimes I have restraint on the 'net. For example. A Britsh friend form Facebook, years ago at UPN's Threaded Bronze, mentioning missing the States and wanting a green card. (she hasn't for quite a while.) I have and will continue to resist the tmeptation to write on her Wall, "If yous till wnat a green card, myd ivorce has been final for a few years now." For obvious reasons, I don't wnat to post that.

And soemtimes I don't. The question had been itching at me for years, and finally, a few weeks ago, I posted to Amber and to Josh Radnor "Is it considered ehtnically offensive these days to ask what was your name before your *grandfather* changed it?"
Neither of them ever answer me on Twitter anyway (my Amber interactiosn have mostly been on Facebook.) but I still apologized a week later.



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Maverick says:
(Sat Jan 19 20:34:10 2013 66.184.47.113) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: Pyewacket.


valMichael1: My crowning achievement in Computer Programming: I wrote two programs (in Pascal, I believe) that would convert a Prefix (Polish) mathematical expression to an Infix conventional mathematical presentation [or it may have been vice versa--I can't remember] (one program strictly used subroutines {for any similar processings} and one totally operated without subroutines.) As I remember it WAS to illustrate stacks versus queues and I got extra credit for it.) Methinks I saved it somewhere but have been unable to find it for the longest time. It WAS a thing of beauty, however.


valMichael2: Some people believe in things they cannot prove are real in order to prove they do not believe in other things they cannot prove are real. Like the Multiverse Theory on the one hand and God on the other.


Birthday Happies to: Buffy Ann Summers, Feena, Gia, Lass, Rachel, Spikepunksgirl, and SlayGal


Read my fanfic and/or enjoy some old, archived pages of the Original Bronze and/or pages of TV James' original Ultimate TV Buffy Board at Maverick's Home Page


Maverick


Send Her My Love




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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Sat Jan 19 19:27:50 2013 204.186.244.234) [Edit/Delete]
Beldin Interesting abotu the temps; the last time I studied the atmosphere was 6th grade science, which just had torposhere,stratsphoere-ionosphere-space. Later I read baotu the exosphere in a Fly Man comic book and it seemd self-expalnatory, so did ozonosphere when I first ehard the term. I've seen all thsoe other terms in diagrams in science books but never bothered to look them up.
I did know about Kublai's attmepts to attack Japan, though.

Christopher Marlowe I watched one Fringe ep. a couple weeks ago and got turned off by the Monty-
Pyhton-esque grap[hic they used to represnet soemone's brain.

wolfguard Sarah's Carl I watched a few ep.s of Bones , mostly reruns, but with my hearing problem it's ahrd to g et itnerested in a new drama, or even most sitcoms, so Is topped trying.
Okay, I know American Horror story chanegs cats and menace with evry arc, but really I watched the first epsiode, saw them rip off that ridulcouas scene form the shining, watched onιΙΩκΙΩλΙΩμΙΩνΙΩ e mor epe., and gave up.



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valMichael says:
(Sat Jan 19 17:31:21 2013 98.195.92.226) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Sat Jan 19 17:32:38 2013
Happy Birthday: Buffy Ann Summers, Feena, Gia, Lass, Rachel, Spikepunksgirl, and SlayGal!

ChristopherMarlowe Earl Weaver was the very innovative Hall of Fame manager of the Baltimore Orioles during the the late 60s thru half of the 80s and compiled a record of 1480-1060 during that time which is the best record when compared to all post 1960 managers, and is 7th all time in number of wins. His teams won 6 division titles, 4 American league pennants, and won a world series.


Question Why do people believe things that aren't real?
Because if they were real, they wouldn't need to be believed in.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Jan 19 16:55:42 2013 24.52.38.199) [Edit/Delete]
Hope everyone has a good day, I will be outside and offline for most of it!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Jan 19 16:12:37 2013 24.52.38.199) [Edit/Delete]
Sarah's Carl, Comma Don't know the gentlemen, but sad about his passing anyways.



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Sarah's Carl says:
(Sat Jan 19 15:59:22 2013 68.45.216.85) [Edit/Delete]
R.I.P. Earl Weaver Hall of Fame MGR



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Comma says:
(Sat Jan 19 15:51:51 2013 97.95.128.126) [Edit/Delete]
R.I.P. Earl Weaver.

Comma



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Sat Jan 19 15:48:34 2013 24.52.38.199) [Edit/Delete]
TODAY is January 19th, 2013 C.E


We have SEVEN (7) Birthdays!


Buffy Anne Summers - The Slayer
Feena
Gia
Lass
Rachel
Spikepunksgirl
SlayGal




Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
Buffy Ann Summers, Feena, Gia, Lass, Rachel, Spikepunksgirl, SlayGal!




You're like my fairy godmother, and Santa Claus, and Q all wrapped up into one! Q from Bond, not Star Trek.
Buffy, 'Out of My Mind'


to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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Beldin says:
(Sat Jan 19 15:26:08 2013 64.92.34.103) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe - It's a pretty day here, too. It's supposed to be in the low 60s after one o'clock so I probably will go walking this afternoon.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Jan 19 15:19:34 2013 24.52.38.199) [Edit/Delete]
Beldin A good morning to you. It is very nice out, today. Prime walking weather, if I was so inclined. *g*



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Beldin says:
(Sat Jan 19 15:19:03 2013 64.92.34.103) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Sat Jan 19 15:29:12 2013
Learned something this morning. Yesterday I used a Hastings gift card to buy a book called "Weather." It's in the Eyewitness Companions series published by DK Publishing. It begins with a history of weather beginning with how weather and climate affected, and were perceived by people, in ancient times and includes the fact that Kublai Kahn twice [ETA: It actually says "a number of times." These specific times were 1274 and 1281.] tried to invade Japan and was stopped both times by typhoons. (Learned that last night. Also that these typhoons were called 'kamikaze', 'divine wind'.)

What I just learned involves the atmospheric layers:

troposphere -- lowest layer, temperature decreases with altitude to about -112°F at the top

Stratosphere -- temperature stays uniform or increases with altitude

mesosphere -- temperature decreases with height. Temperature can drop to about -130°F.

Thermosphere -- temperature increases with height. Temperature can be raised to 27,000°F.

Exosphere -- Highest layer, dwindles to nothing at upper edge.


I knew there were atmospheric layers but did not know that temperature falls, rises, falls, rises with height. And I certainly had no idea the temperature could reach 27,000 degrees.



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Beldin says:
(Sat Jan 19 14:16:05 2013 64.92.34.103) [Edit/Delete]
Here now. Saturday good mornings/afternoons/evenings, everyone.



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lostinamerica says:
(Sat Jan 19 13:36:30 2013 69.137.69.164) [Edit/Delete]
DaddyCatALSO--Oh, I completely forgot about Darla trying to shoot Buffy! That was particularly fun because it was so unexpected--Master rising, blood, vessel, blah, blah, blah--oh, a gun ;)


ChristopherMarlowe, wolfguard--Yes, the reason the last scene in After Life is so powerful is that it's another big surprise--hell dimension, hell dimension, hell dimension--wait a minute, you mean there's a Heaven dimension too? Which the Scoobies would have realized if they'd taribution.

PETER
They can be a *****.

WALTER
And that woman.

PETER
Glory?

WALTER
No, no ... the small blonde one.

PETER
I'd almost forgot. She really didn't want to return.

WALTER
She took my butterfly.


CUT-TO

EXT. SUNNYDALE CRATER - DAYBREAK

Morning light spills over the crater rim, a warning wail sounds from the mound that was the Mall. Night creatures scurry to shadows and caves. A freak light ray passes through a cracked pane creating a small rainbow through which a butterfly flitters. With a nervous system too small for reflection, it notices not, and follows its habits across the fractured forum and into a building and down a hall where it lands upon a small, smooth boulder. It rest a moment, wings vertical as is the way of butterflies, then tiptoes over the boulder and slips through the eye socket to home.[/spoiler]))


*g*


WG



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Sat Jan 19 00:11:14 2013 208.117.99.46) [Edit/Delete]
Two hour Fringe Finale tonight!



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jan 18 23:15:18 2013 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Tea time is just plain tap water. Or more precisely, water from the office drinking fountain.



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DaddyCatALSO says:
(Fri Jan 18 21:11:51 2013 66.246.173.34) [Edit/Delete]
Christopher Marlowe OldManFan valMichael ShadowQuest Puts me in mind of what happens whenever I try to write a non-Buffyverse story. When whichever hero I'm writing about first kisses his love itnerest, I always throw in a reference to "her practiced, smoky tongue."



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Trivia Girl says:
(Fri Jan 18 20:22:41 2013 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuits

Category: Books
Question: In the Lord of the Rings Book, who or what is 'Old Toby'?
Answer: tobacco

Trivia Lords of The Trivia: valMichael, OldMAnFan, ShadowQuest!



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ShadowQuest says:
(Fri Jan 18 19:05:26 2013 74.33.114.182) [Edit/Delete]
Zoom through

Trivia Girl "The best weed in all the South Farthing." Pipe weed. Hobbit tobacco.

Other varieties include Longbottom Leaf (no relation to Neville), Southlinch and Southern Star.

Zoom, zoom



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valMichael says:
(Fri Jan 18 17:58:37 2013 98.195.92.226) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Fri Jan 18 18:01:32 2013
ChristopherMalowe Puff-Puff!

Weather Today Currently 53F, clear and sunny! High 58F, Low 38F, winds from the E at 6-8 knots. A bit on the chilly side but still quite nice.



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jan 18 17:23:20 2013 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
OldManFan, valMichael You guys are smoking. *g*



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valMichael says:
(Fri Jan 18 17:14:52 2013 98.195.92.226) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Fri Jan 18 18:07:44 2013
Happy Birthday: Arsineo, CJ, Dru in LA, Daisy, JustLiza, and Misty 13!

YAY gypsyrat!

Trivia Girl
It refers to a brand/strain of pipe-weed that was smoked in the Shire or it refers to the hobbit Tobold Hornblower who introduced pipe-weed to the Shire in 1070 SR.

KAM You once said "The Wheel" had the best hashbrowns in all the land, but sadly no longer make them. Do you know how they were prepared, from raw potatoe to the plate or some part thereof?

Maverick Polish and reverse Polish by definition have no order of operations in the notation. The notation is stack oriented, and each operation removes the previous 2 data points from the stack and replaces it with the result, which in turn is a new data element on the stack.

Given a list of data A, B, C, D and operations OP1, OP2, OP3,
To do the calculation: [{(D OP1 C) OP2 B} OP3 A],

Polish notation would use A, B, C, D, OP1, OP2, OP3 for the above calculation where the stack is A, B, C, D from bottom to top.

Reverse Polish notation uses OP3, OP2, OP1, D, C, B, A for the same calculation where the stack is D, C, B, A from top to bottom.

Using Polish notation for an example, (not Reverse Polish)
consider the calculation A, B, C, D, OP1, OP2, OP3,
It works as follows:
apply C, D, OP1 as [C, OP1, D] which removes C and D from the stack and puts R1 on the stack yielding
A, B, R1, OP2, OP3 for the remaining part of the calculation.
Repeating the same with A, B, R1, OP2, OP3 yields A, R2,OP3.
Apply the final operation A, R2, OP3 which yields R3, the final result.

Reverse Polish just reverses the order of the data and the operations, as above.

Care must be taken so the the correct order of data is entered for the operations required, especially for division and subtraction.

Unary operations like negate, square, square-root, etc. are allowed and operation on the top of the stack and replace it with the result of the operation.

HP calculators use the Reverse Polish notation and it is highly efficient one once gets used to it.

Thoin I used no numbers in this, just pure symbols that are not numbers or even operations like plus or minus. In fact, Polish notation was developed for formal Logic (a sub-branch of Philosophy) and is currently used for that purpose in some papers and journals. In first order sentential logic, A, B, C, D are sentences and OP1 OP2 OP3 are their logical connectives: And, Or, If ... Then ..., If and Only If, Not, etc.



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OldManFan says:
(Fri Jan 18 16:53:15 2013 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl - it is a variety of pipe-weed cultivated by the Hobbits of Southfarthing.

OMF



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Trivia Girl says:
(Fri Jan 18 15:00:56 2013 205.141.67.16) [Edit/Delete]
Sunnydale's Trivial Pursuits

Category: Books
Question: In the Lord of the Rings Book, who or what is 'Old Toby'?



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TheBirthdayGnomette says:
(Fri Jan 18 14:08:41 2013 24.52.38.199) [Edit/Delete]
TODAY is Friday, January 18th, 2013 C.E


We have SIX (6) Birthdays!


Arsineo
C J
Dru in LA
Daisy
JustLiza
Misty13




Happy Birthday from the Bronze
to
Arsineo, CJ, Dru in LA, Daisy, JustLiza, Misty 13!




Jayne, you'll scare the women.Zoe, 'Bushwhacked'

to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com



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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jan 18 14:03:32 2013 24.52.38.199) [Edit/Delete]
yay Gypsyrat!!!

TJIF!!



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Beldin says:
(Fri Jan 18 13:41:51 2013 173.219.167.82) [Edit/Delete]
A belated YAY! for Christopher Marlowe. Sorry, I didn't see it yesterday.



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KAM says:
(Fri Jan 18 13:35:40 2013 173.161.108.1) [Edit/Delete]
Good Morning Everyone,

YAY GYPSYRAT

KAM
Ty King Fan



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YayOfTheDay says:
(Fri Jan 18 13:18:54 2013 204.180.133.131) [Edit/Delete]
let's hear a great big bronze cheer for gypsyrat!

yay gypsyrat!


Happy Thank Joss It's Friday Day!



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Maverick says:
(Fri Jan 18 06:00:26 2013 66.184.47.113) [Edit/Delete]
Trivia Girl: Order of Operations. Do the open-heart surgery BEFORE the hernia repair.


valMichael: Don't forget Reverse Polish notation (which sounds like some kind of joke but which is not.)


Thoin: Congratulations!! That's the best news I've heard in 5 years. So happy that you're back in the field of writing, where I think you have beaucoup talent and imagination.


Birthday Happies to: Baby Chill, Cynster, Dragonlady, Kim!, Little Cy, Lyndsay, VT, and Godsunderling


Yay, Christopher Marlowe, Yay!


Maverick


Viva La Vida




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ChristopherMarlowe says:
(Fri Jan 18 05:01:18 2013 24.52.38.199) [Edit/Delete]
Thanks to the folks that yayed me today!

wolfguard A good sign. *g*

Spin!! That's the word I was looking for.



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wolfguard says:
(Fri Jan 18 04:43:34 2013 4.28.180.2) [Edit/Delete]
Yay Christopher Marlowe!!


Happy Birthday VT!



A friend sent me the following sign posted at a business establishment. It's about guns, so will spoiler front for those who are politicophobes. *g*

((Guns are welcome.

Please keep weapons holstered unless needed, in which case judicious marksmanship is appreciated.
))

*g*


Good Night to All

WG



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valMichael says:
(Fri Jan 18 04:37:16 2013 98.195.92.226) [Edit/Delete]
Edited: Fri Jan 18 04:55:13 2013
Thoin first, congratulations on the new job, a writing job no less!

I wonder, if instead of the symbols +.-,*,and /, i had used the words plus, minus, divides and multiplies leaving only one small example equation, would that have helped?

valMichael gets out his trusty Swiss micro-(knife, cosmo-wrench, spanning screw and nut driver)-adjustor and with the addition of some quickly created hyper-electronic modules, modifies the old style adding machine to output data electronically into the cable that's fitted into valMichael's brain, eliminating all that messy paper and creating a feeling of total euphoria in valMichael's magnificent brain! "Ah," says valMichael, "much better. Thanks Thoin. This is almost as good as eyeteeth where I see what I say." :)

eta
wolfguard Beautiful piece of writing! (on Remus)



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Christopher Marlowe,

The entire piece ended with ...

"NOW THAT's how it's done, Folks! That's real POLITICAL SPIN !!!"


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wolfguard Like, wow. That biography sketch is a master example of something, for sure.



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Christopher Marlowe,

The scoobies' decision was wrapped in uncertainties, which they may not have even have fully appreciated. We know Willow believed Buffy was probably/certainly in a demon dimension.


A friend sent me the following story. It's about Senator Harry Reid so I will spoiler font the story proper.

Judy Wallman, a professional genealogy researcher in southern California , was doing some personal work on her own family tree.

(( She discovered that Senator Harry Reid's great-great uncle, Remus Reid, was hanged for horse stealing and train robbery in Montana in 1889. Both Judy and Harry Reid share this common ancestor. The only known photograph of Remus shows him standing on the gallows in Montana territory:

On the back of the picture Judy obtained during her research is this inscription: 'Remus Reid, horse thief, sent to Montana Territorial Prison 1885, escaped 1887, robbed the Montana Flyer six times. Caught by Pinkerton detectives, convicted and hanged in 1889.' So Judy recently e-mailed Senator Harry Reid for information about their great-great uncle.
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Believe it or not, Harry Reid's staff sent back the following biographical sketch for her genealogy research:

(("Remus Reid was a famous cowboy in the Montana Territory . His business empire grew to include acquisition of valuable equestrian assets and intimate dealings with the Montana railroad. Beginning in 1883, he devoted several years of his life to government service, finally taking leave to resume his dealings with the railroad. In 1887, he was a key player in a vital investigation run by the renowned Pinkerton Detective Agency. In 1889, Remus passed away during an important civic function held in his honor when the platform upon which he was standing collapsed."))

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Thoin - Congratulations on the job.

Christopher Marlowe, OldManFan - A teacher taught "My Dear Aunt Sally" to me in the sixth grade and I can still picture her saying it. I have not heard the "Please excuse" part.



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wolfguard Yes. Buffy still has trouble adjusting and the scoobies wind up being terrorizes or possessed by some demon that hitched a ride on Buffy when they resurrected her. I found that part of of it to be very scary and effective.

I felt for Buffy in that she felt she was in a good place and find she has to face a hard life all over again. I also sympathizes with the scoobies, who are desperately trying to convince themselves they did the right thing.



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Thoin,

Congratulations on your job. :)

WG



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TODAY is January 19th, 2013 C.E


We have SEVEN (7) Birthdays!


[span class="character"]Buffy[/span] [span class="vip"]Anne[/span] Summers - The Slayer
Feena
Gia
Lass
Rachel
Spikepunksgirl
SlayGal




Happy Birthday from the Bronze
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You're like my fairy godmother, and Santa Claus, and Q all wrapped up into one! Q from Bond, not Star Trek.
[span class="character"]Buffy[/span], 'Out of My Mind'


to be added to the birthday list, please email oldbdeyes@hotmail.com[/div]


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[dd][div class="p97"]wolfguard,
Why not watch Bones?
I am to blame for the same reason some actors get type casted.

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[span class="spoiler"] Is January 20, 2017 yet?[/span]

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