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  1. A Plant Thief

    by , 03-11-2021 at 05:13 PM (Barmy Blue's Bland Blog)
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    I just looked it up. It's a thing. Turns out I was lucky to keep any of my tomatoes last year. I'm not so sure about growing veg this year now. They have to be out front for the sun. The back is a bit too shady. Ironically we got new, bigger pots for the lavender. This leads me to believe that last years planters haven't yet been stolen because they're full of dirt? I guess I need to worry about all of it. I was so proud of my tomatoes last year. I did worry that someone might ...

    Updated 03-11-2021 at 06:18 PM by Bluebiird

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  2. Edicts versus Laws

    by , 02-23-2021 at 05:40 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Edicts versus Laws


    Article II of the U.S. Constitution specifies that the president “faithfully carry out the acts of Congress", and it also mentions that the president carries out foreign policy and is commander in chief of the military, but the constitution does not give the president the power to make law on his own. Regardless of what powers the president has, as of Feb. 2021, there have been 14,014 executive orders made, according to the Federal Register. https://www.federalregister.gov/pres...ecutive-orders ...

    Updated 02-23-2021 at 11:38 PM by PeterL

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  3. Ambiguity

    by , 02-07-2021 at 07:59 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I was writing a note about text randomizers to a friend who wasn't acquainted with them, and that reminded me of the ability to recognize ambiguity, cognitive dissonance, and related skills. That reminded me of something that happened a few decades ago, and from there I decided to see how those stacked up, and the whole time, I was thinking about trust, and knowing people, and tolerance for ambiguity.

    It all started in the mid-1950's, when after an afternoon of hard playing in the ...

    Updated 02-07-2021 at 10:58 PM by PeterL

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  4. stuff and things

    by , 02-07-2021 at 12:43 AM (Barmy Blue's Bland Blog)
    The foxes are screaming again. It's to be expected. It's breeding season afterall. I put chicken out for them yesterday but they didn't take it. To be fair mum put some out the day before and yester a neighbor had something out front. They've probably taken my chicken now though. Why do we have chicken to waste you may wonder. And where have I been? I said I'd pop in over the week or so to fill in events.
    Hah. We knew you wouldn't keep it up. You never do. I bet you were doubting yourself ...
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  5. New Political Spectrum

    by , 01-24-2021 at 08:32 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Now that Trump has smashed the Republican Party. we have chunks of political parties, rather than a complete one. The chunks range from the Bolshevik collectivist communists to Mussolini style corporatist Fascists on the economic side, and on the political liberty side they range from true anarchists to absolutists. there's enough space in the range to include almost any political or economic beliefs.

    Traditionally, the political parties in the U.S. have included pieces of the spectrum, ...