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Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#80272 Feb 14, 2013
I found out a couple of things at work today that got me into a really cynical, foul mood by the time i got home. but we fixed a nice dinner together - fresh scallops!- and now we have a 10th wedding anniversary trip planned! totally hadn't thought we'd do that now!

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#80273 Feb 14, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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The New York Times has an article on the genetic bases for some of the East Asian physical traits.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/15/science/stu...
Interesting. Thanks for the link. I sent it on to a couple other people.

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

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#80274 Feb 14, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>I see alot of tattoos on the hands or neck, places that are not easy to cover. The ones on the hands tend to be gang ID signs I am told. I have a degre of discomfort when I encounter those kinds of tats and tend to look around warily dependding on where I encounter the hand/neck tats.
Part of a police officer's job is to liaise with the community. I agree that you can't effectively do that if you have hand and/or neck tattoos.

I also think that certain tattoos could show a lack of judgement on the candidates part and disqualify him/her on the psych eval. The mere existence of tattoos that can be hidden should not be an automatic disqualification, though.

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

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#80275 Feb 14, 2013
Aisle Sitter wrote:
I found out a couple of things at work today that got me into a really cynical, foul mood by the time i got home. but we fixed a nice dinner together - fresh scallops!- and now we have a 10th wedding anniversary trip planned! totally hadn't thought we'd do that now!
Glad your day is ending on a happy note!

Since: Jan 10

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#80276 Feb 14, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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So glad Illinois doesn't have more important issues to deal with. Like 9 TRILLION in unfunded pension programs or the murder of black kids everyday. PRIORITIES!
So you are okay with delaying civil and human rights for money. Good to know.

Since: Jan 10

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#80277 Feb 14, 2013
Aisle Sitter wrote:
I found out a couple of things at work today that got me into a really cynical, foul mood by the time i got home. but we fixed a nice dinner together - fresh scallops!- and now we have a 10th wedding anniversary trip planned! totally hadn't thought we'd do that now!
YUM! I love scallops! A guy at work was going to prepare scallops for himself and his wife tonight, too!

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#80278 Feb 14, 2013
Jess in NJ wrote:
<quoted text>We are not feeding into the commercialism of this day.

Let me know what you think of that movie. It looks like it could be really funny (my husband likes Jim Carrey and Will Ferrell movies) or a horrible waste of time that you will never get back.
I thought it was a cute movie. And I'm not into MMA at all - I think it's gross. But the movie was still pretty good.
PEllen

Chicago, IL

#80279 Feb 14, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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YUM! I love scallops! A guy at work was going to prepare scallops for himself and his wife tonight, too!
I do a sauteed scallops dish that we call "sand and rocks" that is really good. Both girls have called for the recipe- Mom's home cooking.

The sand is bread crumbs moistend with the scallop cooking liquor; teh rocks are teh scallops. I use chopped red sweet pepper , lemon and garlic and serve over spaghetti. I am hungry now.
PEllen

Chicago, IL

#80280 Feb 14, 2013
Aisle Sitter wrote:
I found out a couple of things at work today that got me into a really cynical, foul mood by the time i got home. but we fixed a nice dinner together - fresh scallops!- and now we have a 10th wedding anniversary trip planned! totally hadn't thought we'd do that now!
How is your grandmother doing?

Since: Jan 10

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#80281 Feb 14, 2013
my mouth is watering. I love a thai dish called masaman curry -- only I order it wth scallops insteaqd of beef. They always say "We don't recommend it with scallops" (the curry and sauce overwhelm the delicate flavor of scallops), but I don't care, it's delicious. Those huge, sweet scallops....

I'm hungry.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#80282 Feb 14, 2013
Ok, I am not, at all, a big seafood person, so I never get adventurous. I have never had scallops. What are they similar to?

I've done crab, lobster, and shrimp (like) clams, mussels, oysters, cockles(sp?), and some other ones like those (DISLIKE) Octopus and calamari are yucky. White fish is o...k... and dark fish is gross.

Soooo would I like scallops?

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#80283 Feb 15, 2013

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#80284 Feb 15, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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So you are okay with delaying civil and human rights for money. Good to know.
Please explain what gay marriage has to do with civil and human rights?

And yes, fixing our budget woes should be top priority. But let's just ignore the elephant in the room for feel-good legislation and dance and sing while the economy, state, and country collapse around us.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#80285 Feb 15, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
Soooooo don't want to get drug into this, buuutttt...
To a greater or lesser degree depending on the individual, we all look like monkeys (and apes...since we are apes) because we're all primates just as they are. We also look like lemurs, bush babies, etc., just more remotely, because they are also primates.
Being told that I look like a monkey would not be an insult. Monkeys are VERY intelligent creatures who are capable of pretty much all of the same thoughts and emotions of higher primates (apes...I reiterate: humans are apes) as well as learning new ways to do things because of their cognitive thinking ability.
Side bar: Edog, just in case you are gonna start some BS about humans not being apes or some anti-evolution crap...don't. Until you have some empirical proof of...anything...just don't even start with me.
Show me an ape that invented something, composed music, can do math, speak a language, and I'll agree with you. Monkeys and apes are no more intelligent than a house-hold dog.

And I'll remind you that you (or science) still can't empirically prove what exactly homosapiens evolved from.

So there.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#80286 Feb 15, 2013
Then you seem to be at odds with sam. She clearly stated I was not allowed to use that word.

If I want to use the word, I will. And I will face any negative reaction that stems from it.
And If I want to say that our president looks like curious george, I will and if that offends anyone, again I will face that reaction.

But I will not be told I cannot say these things, and I will not be told I have no right to say them.

Now please tell me whether the monkey on the bed song is racist.
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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You have every right to use the word.
Go for it. But at least have ballsa nd use it around black people, then state your case to THEM.

Since: Jul 10

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#80287 Feb 15, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
Ok, I am not, at all, a big seafood person, so I never get adventurous. I have never had scallops. What are they similar to?
I've done crab, lobster, and shrimp (like) clams, mussels, oysters, cockles(sp?), and some other ones like those (DISLIKE) Octopus and calamari are yucky. White fish is o...k... and dark fish is gross.
Soooo would I like scallops?
Probably not. a scallop is a bivalve, like mussels and cockles, so if you don't like them, you probably wouldn't like scallops either. Whether you like any of them depends a lot on how they are prepared though, so you may want to try anyhow, at a good restaurant.

“On Deck”

Since: Aug 08

French Polynesia

#80288 Feb 15, 2013
Edogg,
Knock it off. Homo sapiens is two words. The genus is capitalized and the species is not. The abbreviation H. sapien is also perfectly acceptable nomenclature.
Primates are highly intelligent creatures and Chimpanzees are even known to create tools.
Did you know that cats are orders of magnitude smarter than dogs?
And to top it all off, corvids are smarter than your average bear.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#80289 Feb 15, 2013
I can see both sides of this issue and there is validity on both sides. Sometimes, it IS racist in intent. But other times, people just go looking to get offended. 2 examples

-At Walt Disney World, they have people stationed throughout the park taking pictures or whoever wants it. They give you a number and you can go look at and purchase the pictures atthe photo booth later in the day. A few years ago, instead of "say cheese" the photographer said "Saaaaay MONKEY!". Its something he did regularly. Said kids usually get a laugh out of that. Except this time, it wa a black family and they got offended. Said it was racist. Really? Do you REALLY think this guy's intent was to offend a guest? Bullshit. They sued Disney and got the dude fired

-There was a flight gettign ready for take off and the flight attendat, trying to get eveyone seated, said "eeney meenie miney moe, grab your seats, we got to go" Anyone see a problem? How many of you said that rhyme a million times as a child? Was there any racist intent? Well 2 black women on the plane said it was racist because the original rhyme says "catch a n---er by the toe", and hey, any use of that rhyme is obviously still racist in intent, right? They sued the airline and I think got the attendant fired.
PEllen

Chicago, IL

#80290 Feb 15, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Show me an ape that invented something, composed music, can do math, speak a language, and I'll agree with you. Monkeys and apes are no more intelligent than a house-hold dog.
And I'll remind you that you (or science) still can't empirically prove what exactly homosapiens evolved from.
So there.
This is to you but for Mimi as the subjet matter expert.

Does the mitochondrial dna work address his question or is the validity of that onfoned to a particular species?

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#80291 Feb 15, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Very short story: Dog protects abandoned newborn overnight!
http://itsybitsysteps.com/dog-rescues-abandon...
That is more than heartwarming. That is amazing.

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