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  1. I wouldn't say "accident" either, even though I don't think she meant to shoot him. "Mistake" would be accurate. She pointed the gun at him and pulled the trigger. The fact that the device in her hand wasn't the one she thought it was was also because of her actions.
  2. There have been enough instances caught on video of people doing everything they are told, or trying to when given conflicting instructions, and still getting shot to make this statement laughable. It isn't the people being killed who have the responsibility to de-escalate. It's the literal job of the people with the guns and badges.
  3. I don't know what was going through his head. I doubt is was rational, I suspect fear was involved, and I don't think it was anything like "I'm going to try to escape so I don't go to jail." Edit: I should clarify, I think fear of the police is rational in this circumstance. The actions that fear might lead to aren't, necessarily, because there is no rational, right answer. Do exactly as you're told? Might still get shot. Try to run away? Might get shot. Fight? Might get shot. Flailing about in a panic is probably also not a safe option, but I'm not sure it's demonstrably
  4. I don’t believe that any young black man pulled over in the Twin Cities right now, during the Chauvin trial, has “going to jail” at the top of his list of fears.
  5. https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/eradication.png
  6. Disagreement between the “eternal submission of the son” faction and the classical Trinitarian faction is part of the SBC’s current meltdown. If by “standard” you mean there are lots of people who teach it, sure. If you mean common and largely undisputed, no way.
  7. The problem is that when it’s combined with extreme views on male headship it becomes a sneaky way to say that only men are people. Men are individuals, women are appendages.
  8. OP said the games are two hours. So it’s the difference between $100 per game and $50 per game.
  9. $50 per game, not per hour.
  10. There is no way on God’s green earth I would be taking my children to their house this week. Or myself. Occasional phone contact with mom would be my limit for the foreseeable future. I normally think people are too quick to cut contact with family members, but they are trying to “mend” a relationship with your DH’s abusive parents, and they’re confirmed meddlers and that combination is not safe for your family.
  11. I think your reasoning is faulty, and a fourteen year old will certainly notice. He has to work to accumulate savings, but if he doesn’t want to then you’ll make him pay for things so that he has to work but still doesn’t accumulate savings. What’s your actual goal here?
  12. Pen, redirecting to White House is like sending a letter to the White House. Anyone can do it. There is no law against it and no “access” involved.
  13. No. And neither can you or anyone else. Anyone who thinks they can identify someone from a blown up fuzzy cropped picture of an ear is delusional.
  14. I was coming back to post this. Partial eclipse is cool, but totality is something else altogether. There is no “close enough” or “almost a total eclipse.” It’s a flipped switch into an alien world.
  15. We started making tentative plans right after the 2017 one.
  16. I so hear you. Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to slack off a bit once and a while without the entire family and household sliding into chaos? Don’t hate yourself, the feelings are normal.
  17. I like Assets high waisted pantyhose. I buy them at Target. They’re technically shapewear, but I buy a large enough size that they don’t squeeze too much. They are much more indestructible than regular pantyhose.
  18. The kids and I had those for our flu vaccines last fall.
  19. I think they are the first to be widely released. But others were already being tested, which is how the COVID ones were able to be developed so quickly.
  20. I just watched the video, straight through. The part that I’ve bonded in your OP is just not there. There is nothing about changing DNA. Except in the title. Which makes me wonder if this is like newspapers who hire separate headline editors who don’t always read the article. mRNA carries messages from DNA to the parts of the cells that build things. The three examples of treatments he talks about are: 1) Giving instructions to the cells to build replicas of a virus in order to stimulate an immune response. This is what the COVID vaccines do, although his example was a f
  21. You can watch the Ted talk on the Ted.com site. There’s nothing in it about changing DNA. He does say that if DNA is damaged mRNA therapies can convey to the cells the information that they would have been getting from healthy DNA.
  22. You can make your own cream of whatever soup. Sauté your whatever in butter, add flour equal to the amount of butter, then milk to get the right thickness. 1-1-4 gets you condensed soup out of a can consistency.
  23. My mom still has my childhood one, and most of my adult vaccinations are in my doctor’s electronic records. I might be missing records of a few boosters from around college-age, though.
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