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Don Edwards

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  1. Cats, Dogs, Other pets.

    I remember one time when we were visiting a friend, a sudden ruckus came from down their hall. Which I was in position to look down. So they asked "What's that noise?" I replied "Your cat is fighting with a box. The more intelligent one is winning." Immediate response: "Oh, poor Misty, is that box beating up on you?"
  2. Comic for Saturday, Nov 4, 2023

    Well, Ashley didn't sabotage it. Nanase did. By naming her double "fox".
  3. NP Comic for Thursday, Nov 2, 2023

    From the looks of it, what she's lacking - even more than power - is experience and self-confidence.
  4. NP Saturday October 28, 2023

    I was thinking that a good next step would be for Susan to summon a fairydoll in Kevin's presence.
  5. Cats, Dogs, Other pets.

    Not impressed by the study at the "dogs and voice" link - assuming the article describes it accurately. (Which is quite an assumption.) They proved that dogs like (a) their owners and (b) the idea of going for a walk, better than they like (a) strangers and (b) discussion of what the strangers did last night. And from this data the researchers concluded that tone of voice matters.
  6. Events

    We're very carefully avoiding being too close to the path of totality for a few days before & after - just at the time of year when we're heading south for the winter. In western Utah, sites I found recommended being based no further north than Salt Lake - that's if you DO want to see the eclipse - so we're spending the weekend about 50 miles north of Salt Lake and some distance off the freeway and into the mountains. Our normal migration pattern, we would have been spending tonight & tomorrow night pretty much dead center for totality - those being the two nights it would be most difficult to find a space in an RV park, and that being the absolute least likely area to find one. Monday night should be a lot easier. If we could have scheduled the whole thing, maybe three months ago, we might have taken a different approach. But there are reasons that wasn't feasible for us.
  7. Cats, Dogs, Other pets.

    As we pulled into an RV park this afternoon, I saw four adult women and three children (the oldest about 6, I think) trying to catch a dog. Who was wearing a harness and leash. The dog, on the other hand, was playing chase with them and having a heck of a lot of fun. The dog came running up to me, so I tried to grab the leash. Touched it, but couldn't get a grip before the dog was off teasing someone else. So I went over and laid on the grass. After a bit the dog noticed me there and came running over. A little too fast, couldn't stop in time, stomped on my hand as it went by. But then it came back and started licking my face. So I grabbed the leash and stood up. And then picked my glasses up off the ground, as the dog had knocked them off me. And handed the leash off to one of the ladies. They were impressed by the trick. One I've used a few times before, and never had it not-work with a dog that was friendly with strangers and enjoying itself.
  8. Discussion of Military, real or fictional

    Why do you think the German government can give permission to immigrate into Sweden? Getting out of Germany probably would have been tricky, but to then legally be in Sweden they'd need approval of Sweden's government, not Germany's. And it can be gotten after the fact - go there, promptly notify local authorities that you're there and why.
  9. Discussion of Military, real or fictional

    Please, stop the insults already. The people you're referring to here don't need to enter the country illegally - they can claim refugee status and ask for asylum.
  10. Discussion of Military, real or fictional

    I was referring to walls around properties or housing developments. Walls with no razor wire, no monitoring cameras, no patrolling security folks... I believe it was documented that Trump's walls were encouraging illegal immigrants to cross the border at other places, where there were no walls yet. Ya know, a gate across the path doesn't keep people out if they can just walk around it because it's a standalone gate with no fence or other barrier in sight - but that doesn't mean an actual fence won't keep people out. But I doubt that a completed wall, even with adequate security patrols, would have had sufficient effect to be worth the expense, as long as we continue to reward people for entering the country illegally. And we've done even more of that since Trump left office than we were doing before he was elected - because the Democrat and Republican leadership keep cutting deals where we'll increase those rewards now, in exchange for a promise to think about tightening immigration rules later.
  11. Discussion of Military, real or fictional

    The dynasty that built the wall between China proper and Manchuria was the one before the Manchurian dynasty. That appears to be the pattern for several other segments of the Great Wall. The surprising thing, though, is how many people who claimed that Trump's proposed wall would do no good, live in properties with walls around them.
  12. Comic for Saturday, Sep 23, 2023

    Seems to me that it was the "with persistence" part that really impressed the griffins. Without that, it would take considerably less power. Susan also - in effect - had a fairydoll spell, due to a fairydoll created by Nanase being in Susan's box that allowed her to summon magical copies of its contents. And this was before she awakened. Instead of persistence, it had another attribute.
  13. Comic for Friday Sep 22, 2023

    Do your ears first though.
  14. NP Comic for Tuesday, Sep 19, 2023

    But still less than the California state legislature.
  15. The Weather.

    There is no state in the US that is not known to have tornadoes. Frequency varies wildly, though. I remember some years ago the state of Washington set a new mark, for the first time on record it had two tornadoes in the same day. That's, ah, rather ordinary in several states. (And the total reported damage: one confused horse and some discomfited fish.)
  16. Political Discussion Thread (READ FIRST POST)

    Actually, I would prefer that nobody be the next to die in that fiasco... but that isn't an option. Putin is almost certainly the least-bad choice.
  17. Comic for Wednesday, Sep 13, 2023

    Another Freefall reference:
  18. NP Comic for Saturday, Sep 16, 2023

    From Freefall : Google Translate says: Tibi irascor, ergo tu es.
  19. Political Discussion Thread (READ FIRST POST)

    You're singling out individual nutcases. Although I may have been slightly unfair to the Democrats, in the sense that maybe (probably) the Republicans are generally letting them take the lead in imposing government mandates and regulations on stuff that should not be mandated or regulated, and positioning themselves to be seen as opposing them while actually merely nitpicking over exactly what the mandates and regulations will say, and being careful to not actually impede anything very much. And only rarely do they undo any of the horrible results - more often they try to fix the consequences by enacting something closer to what the Democrats initially proposed. In the US Congress, a compromise usually consists of the Democrats getting half of what they want in exchange for a promise to not demand the other half for a year or two. And that promise is often broken, followed by a new compromise in the same pattern. But I'll point specifically at Hillarycare. This isn't just a single nutcase, a large part of the Democrat leadership at both national and state level joined in. The Washington state legislature, with a solid Democrat majority at the time, enacted Hillarycare - some pages of the bill originally went to the House floor bearing marks showing that they were faxed from the White House. Critics predicted, before it was even formally proposed, that it would be a disaster, and fairly quickly. Turned out the critics were overly optimistic. It was a worse disaster, sooner, than they predicted. A year after it took effect, in about half the counties in the state it wasn't possible for an individual to acquire medical-care insurance. Several large insurers abandoned the whole state. In the next election for the state legislature, I don't think there was a single candidate who (a) did not pledge to repeal it and then (b) won, against an opponent who had pledged repeal. The replacement plan, designed to empower individuals and make medical-care insurance reasonably affordable rather than designed to transfer power from individuals to government, worked pretty well until the Obamacare law invalidated it.
  20. Political Discussion Thread (READ FIRST POST)

    Well, I only disagree with the last word. I would change it to "more so."
  21. Political Discussion Thread (READ FIRST POST)

    Darth, I would add two things to Kiwiwriter47's rant. 1) Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. - George Santayana 2) Those who try to make us forget the past intend to repeat it. - me
  22. Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)

    If you take your blood pressure cuffs to a fire station, and the paramedics happen to not be busy at the moment, they'll probably be willing to check your blood pressure using their professional equipment and skill - and then you can use your cuffs on the spot, right afterward, to see how accurate those devices are.
  23. The Weather.

    We've been getting a lot of rain lately. I doubt it's related to the hurricane that Florida's dealing with, though. Considering that we're in western Montana.
  24. Political Discussion Thread (READ FIRST POST)

    Also, read all of the first two chapters of Genesis to answer one question: were women created before cattle, or after?
  25. Deep Thoughts

    But they aren't process cheese, so don't feed the babies any process cheese food.