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Ghost of LL

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  1. At least Hitler had been a corporal. So I guess he as at least minimally qualified to opine on battlefield decisionmaking.
  2. Fucking incredible. Absolutely fucking incredible to be where we are given . . . everything this season.
  3. Well, trust me--it's a far worse app than ESPN. I have yet to watch an event during which the Bally's app didn't freeze or crash at least once.
  4. Do you even Bally Sports Southwest, bro?
  5. The entire hockey world is cheering for Dallas in this series just to get more shots of Tits McGee behind Bowness for another series.
  6. WWII-era nothing. Those were developed in the 1890s and used widely in WWI. They were antiquated by WWII.
  7. Yeah--this is not a great outcome for Abbott. It affirms the plaintiff's injunction. And, perhaps more importantly, it reveals that he doesn't have authority to instruct DFPS to do shit. And really, that's right. Pretty much all of what Abbott does is performative bullshit without any real substance of meaning. And SCOTX kind of called him on it.
  8. Before modern formula was developed around the 1950's, there were really three possibilities for babies who could not breastfeed (either because the mother could not produce milk or because the baby would not latch (sometimes just because of trouble latching, sometimes because of something physical like a cleft palette)): 1) Use a wet-nurse. This was typically a servant or a slave. And it would usually leave the nurse low of milk, which would of course then leave her own children malnourished. So that's not ideal. 2) Develop a substitute. The American Indians would use a substitute using cow's milk and ground walnuts (among other things). It kind of worked ok. The challenge is getting the baby to ingest it when it's not coming out of the natural source. 3) The baby died. And that was really the most common outcome.
  9. Take this shit to the Uniform Porn thread (where they'll inevitably bitch about the pants not matching he sweater and socks).
  10. I guess that's my question. Would there be any treatment? Or would it be "Here's your little timebomb--enjoy!" when you left the hospital?
  11. So I imagine this will now be something they screen newborns for immediately after birth. But is there any indication of what the treatment might be?
  12. Good call. Because we're going to need at least one date night during which we just order room service for the kids and leave them behind with their babysitter iPads. Do they really enforce the 21-and-over thing if the kids are with their parents?
  13. The kids are definitely in tow. They'll be 13 and 11. They don't eat anything interesting. They want burgers, chicken tenders, pizza. Fuck them. I'm not catering to their interested on my fucking vacation. Give me all your restaurant recs. We're in DT because I got a killer rate at the Bonaventure. And it's reasonably centrally located. So that's kind of what we settled on.
  14. Oh, I know. There's an aspect of it that's going to be absolutely dreadful. I went ahead and got the Genie+. And I'm going to buy every goddamned skip-the-line pass I can. But I know it's going to kind of suck. So yeah--I'm going to adhere to your suggestion. Get there reasonably early. Then depart for a late lunch to go back to the hotel and chill for a few hours. And then go back late evening. Fortunately, my kids aren't crazy about fireworks, and I don't have that GenX nostalgia about the Electric Light Parade. So we can skip those and ride the rides while everyone else is at the goddamned parade. Just so long as I get to ride the Haunted Mansion 10 times and get a few drinks in the Star Wars cantina, I'll be great.
  15. So I did a search, and incredibly didn't see anything about LA. The family and I are going out there later this summer, and could use some thoughts. We're going to be in the Downtown/Hollywood area, but we obviously have a car. We have to do some Hollywood shit. And I want to do the Getty. But otherwise we're wide open for a few days. And we could really use some food and drink suggestions.
  16. Well, that was Ryan Suter. That is easily the worst signing of the Jim Nill era, and it's almost enough to get Nill fired. I don't know all of the rules on that contract, but I don't think there's even any way for us to get rid of him.
  17. Poland has been just itching to get some. And if Belarus invades, I think we give Poland the green light to go re-establish its 1939 eastern border.
  18. I don't think you can reach that conclusion. Just because you and I didn't know that the Russian Army would be completely incapable of advancing more than 30 miles due to shitty logistics doesn't mean the DIA didn't know. But let's assume that the Pentagon didn't know--how would the United States have reacted differently? Are there weapons that we would have supplied that we didn't? Are there different training tactics that we would've used? I don't know the answer to those questions. But I kind of lean toward "no." And if the answer is "no," then that kind of leads me to believe that the Pentagon did, in fact, have good intelligence on the shortcomings of the Russian Army and outfitted the Ukrainians to exploit those shortcomings effectively.
  19. I prefer not to get nuked, thank you very much. I mean, I hear you that the Soviets gave direct and material aid to the North Koreans and North Vietnamese. I mean, we can argue about the significance. I'm not sure that Soviet pilots downing a few Thunderchiefs exactly equates to giving the Ukrainians intelligence that allowed them to sink the Black Sea flagship and kill 400 sailors. But whatevs. But here's the thing--it really doesn't matter. There's no referee here. This is a call-your-own-foul deal. We didn't call a foul in 1952 or in 1970. But that doesn't mean that the Russians won't call a foul here. And if they call a foul, . . . look, man--I look good in the dark, not glowing in the dark.
  20. Ok--can we get more footage of quadcopters dropping mortars on unsuspecting Russians? Because that has really become my favorite genre of war video.
  21. I think that is a really helpful letter, in terms of helping people understand the dynamics at work. It sounds like the property owner ought to be rewarded for its conduct during the pandemic. If the City were to slap a historic designation on the building based on the tenant--which would be the only basis, as everyone agrees there's nothing special about the building--then the landlord would only be incentivized to jack up the rent to force Iron Bear out. But then worse, no other landlord in Downtown would lease to Iron Bear because then they'd be prevented from redeveloping their properties. So the City would only succeed in forcing Iron Bear out of business.
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