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  1. Weather Thread

    Old joke. What's a Grecian earn/(urn)?
  2. God save us....

    It seems clear the child did in fact mean to shoot her, so it was not an accident, exactly. He went back into the bedroom, got the gun out of the nightstand, brought it in and shot her. That's an organized series of events and no accident. Of course you're right about the larger meaningfulness of the act issue. The larger public health issue is of course access. The parent/s committed the homicide to my mind through criminal negligence. Thinking back to my teen years and the stupid and dangerous things I did many of which could have killed self/others--street racing for one--I'm not sure I totally agree with you that all teens are so mature. But thanks for the reply.
  3. God save us....

    Just asking (and just already went to the bathroom): Do you feel sorry about the 9 year old? https://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/local/2018/03/18/video-game-argument-shooting/436364002/ That seems almost surely a public health problem having to do with access.
  4. Weather Thread

    What's a Cretan earn?
  5. God save us....

    We don't know the whole story yet. For example, where did he get the gun? Did his parents, for example, leave it lying around like the parents in Mississippi did for the 9 year old who shot and killed his sister this week over a game console? Should the 9 year old have been "neutralized"? Do you feel sad for the 9 year old? Is it possible there are other ways of dealing with this whole system? Yeah, I think it's possible to be sad when a teen is dead. They are not known for complete control and are often impulsive. Having access to deadly machines when out of control and impulsive often ends up kind of sad. When a teen jumps off a ledge I feel a bit sad there too, for example. That's why looking at the whole system as a public health problem is perhaps one reasonable idea. There are probably other good ideas as well. Anyway, all I'm saying is it is barely possible this whole situation could have been thwarted farther back in the system such that no one got wounded or killed.
  6. God save us....

    That's one way of characterizing 2 critically wounded teens and one dead one. There are perhaps others.
  7. God save us....

    The Weinstein company has announced that all NDAs are lifted. http://money.cnn.com/2018/03/20/media/harvey-weinstein-nondisclosure-agreements/index.html
  8. Weather Thread

    Speaking of nonlinear equations giving fits: 6 forecast maps, all pretty different...https://www.boston.com/weather/weather/2018/03/19/boston-snow-maps-wednesday-mach-21-2018 Same with Cdn models: One Cdn model (longer range) shows fairly light snow for you, but some ice pellets/sleet. The other (shorter range) shows you much more in a heavy snow band. I guess I'd believe #2 over #1 as it is much higher resolution.
  9. TGBDS: Epic Randomness

    Now show us some mallards or teal!!! Pretty disgusting male behavior.
  10. God save us....

    Rather terse Alito response to Penn reps seeking a stay of the lower court-drawn Congressional districts: MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2018 ORDER IN PENDING CASE 17A909 TURZAI, MICHAEL C., ET AL. V. LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS, ET AL. The application for stay presented to Justice Alito and by him referred to the Court is denied.
  11. Weather Thread

    Goose Bay is more of a continental, nonmixing zone area. That's, in fact, why the base is there. There's a high pressure overhead much more often.
  12. Weather Thread

    Nor'easters, because they often depend on merging of two or more weaker systems, are notoriously difficult. As well, just a few miles east or west off the coast can change the land forecast completely. This drives nonlinear equations into fits. Canadian forecasters, Eastern Canada being particularly susceptible and therefore they get experienced with these storms, have developed models to deal with the merging effects which are often better than other more general models used by other countries for this particular phenomenon. I have heard it said by weather course teachers who are professionals that no forecaster in Canada is considered experienced until they do their stint at the Gander weather office.
  13. Win $2.5M scratch off. What happens?

    Yeah...sucking on fake toenails is gross.
  14. Weather Thread

    Latest now has most of the snow on Duq and then out to sea. Some ice/sleet on shore though in the Boston area..
  15. Weather Thread

    Boston: Cdn and German models suggest the possibility of another good storm later in the week. Most others do not see it forming.