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I can agree with that.

Edit: might as well Smurf myself to.


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American History, or what we call in Europe "Current Events".


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I might be biased, though, because oldest remains of Imass Neanderthal presence (tools and campsite, though not actual bones) within the borders of my city are around 220-190 thousands year old.


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I had nothing but fun in history class, probably because I live in ny and had a bunch of crazy Vietnam vets for history teachers who didn't hold anything back. At least one teacher of mine didn't think he had done his job until one kid in the class cried or leapt up and said "that's not true!"


One of my high school history teachers got caught doing coke in the bathroom. So that's how that went. Good thing I was interested in the subject before I finished junior high, or else I'd be completely uninformed.


Whew! Just finished a transcription of a really long conference speech about how to do and evaluate science. Incredibly interesting! I learned about Bayesian analysis, Thomas Kuhn's philosophy of science, and all sorts of information on evaluating the validity of scientific studies. I feel like a fraud for turning in an invoice for this work, I learned so much.

But I'm sending an invoice anyway.

Spoiler:
ow ow ow ow ow ow ow ow ow ow ow ow ow ow ow ow


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What happens when you burn books of black magic and forbidden lore... (A new monster)


62 pageviews from Russia recently?

...

Meh. It seems that majority of recent influx of pageviews were bots from various webpages selling webpage positioning and such...

Scarab Sages

I like to think my own history education was pretty decent in highschool (5th through 12th grade actually), but that was a private school.


Aberzombie wrote:
I like to think my own history education was pretty decent in highschool (5th through 12th grade actually), but that was a private school.

Catholic? The nuns know their bidness.

As for history ... I had good teachers. I don't want to make it seem like there was no teaching going on. It was just more aimed at American history, or Western European history. We just didn't get to Central Europe and Russia, at least pre-Napoleon era. Africa was skipped, as was a lot of Asia. We covered a lot of British history, some French, Central and South America. We covered the 20th Century quite extensively in a global fashion, especially post WWII geopolitics


Drejk wrote:
What happens when you burn books of black magic and forbidden lore... (A new monster)

I like it!


Patrick Curtin wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
I like to think my own history education was pretty decent in highschool (5th through 12th grade actually), but that was a private school.

Catholic? The nuns know their bidness.

As for history ... I had good teachers. I don't want to make it seem like there was no teaching going on. It was just more aimed at American history, or Western European history. We just didn't get to Central Europe and Russia, at least pre-Napoleon era. Africa was skipped, as was a lot of Asia. We covered a lot of British history, some French, Central and South America. We covered the 20th Century quite extensively in a global fashion, especially post WWII geopolitics

Holy Roman Empire... Central Europe... Uhhh... *shakes in shock*

The primary competitor to Kingdom Of France and, under Habsburgs, surrounding France from all the sides?

Development of Reformation. Thirty Years War.

I think you meant "Central To The European History". It's quite impossible to teach anything about Western European history in X-XVII without focusing on Holy Roman Empire extensively...


Patrick Curtin wrote:
Drejk wrote:
What happens when you burn books of black magic and forbidden lore... (A new monster)
I like it!

Inspired by an encounter in Rift's Hammerknell Fortress instance, where quest that involved burning forbidden books was followed by fight with a fire elemental boss.


shrug

We spent a lot of time on the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. I don't know if that sucked up the time. Like I said, they seemed more interested in everything either Amerocentric or post 1900.


Drejk wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Drejk wrote:
What happens when you burn books of black magic and forbidden lore... (A new monster)
I like it!
Inspired by an encounter in Rift's Hammerknell Fortress instance, where quest that involved burning forbidden books was followed by fight with a fire elemental boss.

I know a certain fire-tossing wizard who might be quite vexed by one of these guys


GOOD MORNING TREEFORTNAM!!!


It's Monday! And by my twisted schedule the only day this week where I only have one small thing to do!

JURY DUTY!

Yes, that annoying civic responsibility that I will try my best to be disqualified for. For my finances cannot withstand a lengthy sequestration.


All things considered, I'd rather be in Philadelphia


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I love jury duty.


Patrick Curtin wrote:
Drejk wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Drejk wrote:
What happens when you burn books of black magic and forbidden lore... (A new monster)
I like it!
Inspired by an encounter in Rift's Hammerknell Fortress instance, where quest that involved burning forbidden books was followed by fight with a fire elemental boss.
I know a certain fire-tossing wizard who might be quite vexed by one of these guys

Yes.

Yes I would.
:/


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I have no work scheduled for this morning. So, I will do some billing, drop off the CDs that I transcribed, possibly pick up some new work, definitely pick up some checks. Then I will come home and work on some game publishing material. This evening, it's the nanny job.

See Patrick? You're not the only one with a hodgepodge of support endeavors. ;)


Oh one of the bands I went to see last week Bryde are popping over to America for a couple of gigs. Apparently their gigs at Sofar Sounds & the Rockwood Music Hall are free.


Treppa, Agent of C.H.A.O.S wrote:
I love jury duty.

me too.


Treppa, Agent of C.H.A.O.S wrote:
I love jury duty.

Excused. I didn't fit the profile of a good juror. Ah well :P


Treppa wrote:

I have no work scheduled for this morning. So, I will do some billing, drop off the CDs that I transcribed, possibly pick up some new work, definitely pick up some checks. Then I will come home and work on some game publishing material. This evening, it's the nanny job.

See Patrick? You're not the only one with a hodgepodge of support endeavors. ;)

Oh I know everyone is busy these days. I get that.

I got released at 11am. My spot landscaping guy wanted me to help him, which I originally agreed to do. Then the bus company called with a need for me this afternoon. So, I had to tell my landscaping friend sorry. Now on to bus training.

I have my PbPs lagging. I wish I had the energy to get them moving


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Oh no no, no competition. Just didn't want you to feel alone in having a patchwork of income sources.

Silver Crusade

I should be getting a jury summons in July. I deferred the one I got in February. I am neutral on the question. I just don't want to get tied up for a long time.


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Treppa wrote:
Oh no no, no competition. Just didn't want you to feel alone in having a patchwork of income sources.

Comrades in the new economic paradigm!


Celestial Healer wrote:
I should be getting a jury summons in July. I deferred the one I got in February. I am neutral on the question. I just don't want to get tied up for a long time.

That was my concern as well. Fortunately my employment as a security guard seemed to be the thing they were squiffy about. Mayhap a bit too close to law enforcement? Who knows

Scarab Sages

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Patrick Curtin wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
I like to think my own history education was pretty decent in highschool (5th through 12th grade actually), but that was a private school.

Catholic? The nuns know their bidness.

As for history ... I had good teachers. I don't want to make it seem like there was no teaching going on. It was just more aimed at American history, or Western European history. We just didn't get to Central Europe and Russia, at least pre-Napoleon era. Africa was skipped, as was a lot of Asia. We covered a lot of British history, some French, Central and South America. We covered the 20th Century quite extensively in a global fashion, especially post WWII geopolitics

Not nuns. Brothers. I guess kind of the male version of nuns. They ran the school and did some teaching.

Scarab Sages

W. C. Fields wrote:
All things considered, I'd rather be in Philadelphia

Speaking from experience, I'm very glad I'm not.

Scarab Sages

Patrick Curtin wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
I should be getting a jury summons in July. I deferred the one I got in February. I am neutral on the question. I just don't want to get tied up for a long time.
That was my concern as well. Fortunately my employment as a security guard seemed to be the thing they were squiffy about. Mayhap a bit too close to law enforcement? Who knows

For me, they're always put off by the whole "victim of a violent crime" thing.


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Celestial Healer wrote:
I should be getting a jury summons in July. I deferred the one I got in February. I am neutral on the question. I just don't want to get tied up for a long time.

this is news to me!

And also possibly John.


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Oh lovely, my employer's parent company has gone into reconstruction. (And the first I hear of it is a news-notice on telly-text!!)


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we won something! we won something!
my wife won on facebook a 3 day trip in june or july to a family hotel, all inclusive

the last thing I have won was a small black and white tv set at the christmas party of my local soccer club somwherearound 83-85.
it got good use with my commodore C64


Kajehase wrote:
Oh lovely, my employer's parent company has gone into reconstruction. (And the first I hear of it is a news-notice on telly-text!!)

That doesn't sound good. Is that like debt restructuring or a bailout?


I don't have to go to work tonight, so I can work tonight!


I'm going to the gym myself.

My gym buddy isn't going with me so I'm trying to decide between weights and going early(and coming home early) and a more rounded routine and coming home late.


Well, my landscaping buddy isn't pleased. The bus company wants me filling in all this week. But, he did acknowledge that I was just a fillin, I never told him I was all his. I'll help him out when I can, but i need to give priority to my two actual jobs. Then, the bus company wasn't pleased when I told them I was already working Thursday and Friday. But, again, I told them from the outset I had a job. They just thought they could throw all sorts of hours at me and I'd be perfectly free.


Patrick Curtin wrote:
Treppa, Agent of C.H.A.O.S wrote:
I love jury duty.
Excused. I didn't fit the profile of a good juror. Ah well :P

You read too much and are aware of the general shape of the world?


Patrick Curtin wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
I should be getting a jury summons in July. I deferred the one I got in February. I am neutral on the question. I just don't want to get tied up for a long time.
That was my concern as well. Fortunately my employment as a security guard seemed to be the thing they were squiffy about. Mayhap a bit too close to law enforcement? Who knows

Or being involved in possibility of use of some force in your work.

Or possible bias against certain types of crimes/infractions.

Weren't they concerned about you taking paralegal training?


Aberzombie wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
I like to think my own history education was pretty decent in highschool (5th through 12th grade actually), but that was a private school.

Catholic? The nuns know their bidness.

As for history ... I had good teachers. I don't want to make it seem like there was no teaching going on. It was just more aimed at American history, or Western European history. We just didn't get to Central Europe and Russia, at least pre-Napoleon era. Africa was skipped, as was a lot of Asia. We covered a lot of British history, some French, Central and South America. We covered the 20th Century quite extensively in a global fashion, especially post WWII geopolitics

Not nuns. Brothers. I guess kind of the male version of nuns. They ran the school and did some teaching.

Monks? Not all monks are monastic eremite orders. Lots of them organize schools.

Silver Crusade

Aberzombie wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
I like to think my own history education was pretty decent in highschool (5th through 12th grade actually), but that was a private school.

Catholic? The nuns know their bidness.

As for history ... I had good teachers. I don't want to make it seem like there was no teaching going on. It was just more aimed at American history, or Western European history. We just didn't get to Central Europe and Russia, at least pre-Napoleon era. Africa was skipped, as was a lot of Asia. We covered a lot of British history, some French, Central and South America. We covered the 20th Century quite extensively in a global fashion, especially post WWII geopolitics

Not nuns. Brothers. I guess kind of the male version of nuns. They ran the school and did some teaching.

I had both! My Latin teacher was a really soft-spoken, reverent brother with a not-so-secret love for Def Leppard and a wicked temper. He threw a desk out a second story window, so they moved his classroom to the basement. I miss that guy.

Silver Crusade

Freehold DM wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
I should be getting a jury summons in July. I deferred the one I got in February. I am neutral on the question. I just don't want to get tied up for a long time.

this is news to me!

And also possibly John.

I see what you did there.

There's good tied up and bad tied up.

Silver Crusade

Drejk wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Aberzombie wrote:
I like to think my own history education was pretty decent in highschool (5th through 12th grade actually), but that was a private school.

Catholic? The nuns know their bidness.

As for history ... I had good teachers. I don't want to make it seem like there was no teaching going on. It was just more aimed at American history, or Western European history. We just didn't get to Central Europe and Russia, at least pre-Napoleon era. Africa was skipped, as was a lot of Asia. We covered a lot of British history, some French, Central and South America. We covered the 20th Century quite extensively in a global fashion, especially post WWII geopolitics

Not nuns. Brothers. I guess kind of the male version of nuns. They ran the school and did some teaching.
Monks? Not all monks are monastic eremite orders. Lots of them organize schools.

In my case Christian Brothers, which are not the same thing as monks.


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Freehold DM wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
I should be getting a jury summons in July. I deferred the one I got in February. I am neutral on the question. I just don't want to get tied up for a long time.

this is news to me!

And also possibly John.

I was on the jury for a rather vicious murder about a year or two ago. It did not go well. We figured the accused was guilty. Unfortunately, reasonable doubt existed in relation to the evidence. We could place him at the scene, but could not put the gun in his hand. Ballistic tests were inconclusive, and none of the witnesses called to show he had the weapon in his possession were trustworthy. We had to let him walk.

“Better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer.” -Sir William Blackstone.

Doesn't mean we didn't find it frustrating.


Drejk wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
I should be getting a jury summons in July. I deferred the one I got in February. I am neutral on the question. I just don't want to get tied up for a long time.
That was my concern as well. Fortunately my employment as a security guard seemed to be the thing they were squiffy about. Mayhap a bit too close to law enforcement? Who knows

Or being involved in possibility of use of some force in your work.

Or possible bias against certain types of crimes/infractions.

Weren't they concerned about you taking paralegal training?

Likely, likely, and no. In fact, the judge who was presiding said that he had served on several juries himself. Legal training is no longer an automatic disqualification


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Did my first bus run today! A few glitches, but nothing horrifying


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Patrick Curtin wrote:
Drejk wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Celestial Healer wrote:
I should be getting a jury summons in July. I deferred the one I got in February. I am neutral on the question. I just don't want to get tied up for a long time.
That was my concern as well. Fortunately my employment as a security guard seemed to be the thing they were squiffy about. Mayhap a bit too close to law enforcement? Who knows

Or being involved in possibility of use of some force in your work.

Or possible bias against certain types of crimes/infractions.

Weren't they concerned about you taking paralegal training?

Likely, likely, and no. In fact, the judge who was presiding said that he had served on several juries himself. Legal training is no longer an automatic disqualification

Heh,

One High School teacher I knew about got called to Jury Duty.
During the Jury Interview the lawyer asked her what her job was. She replied "High School Speech Teacher'.
The lawyer laughed and said, "I suppose around you I had better watch my Grammar!"
She replied, "Actually, I teach Theater. Around me you'd better watch your acting."
She was dismissed.
:)


I feel it's incumbent upon thoughtful, intelligent people to sit on juries if they are able. It's the only thing that can make the jury system successful. Because rational people are desperately needed to balance out the jurors who believe things like, say, "If a woman cheats on her husband, she would certainly kill him. She's guilty." Not that I ever heard that said 30 seconds into deliberation or anything. *headdesk*

finger:
Second surgeon said same as first: she might be able to pin things together enough to make the finger comfortable and stable, at least, but she doubts it will be functional. The distal bone is shattered into so many pieces, she fears it won't successfully form the DIP joint. So I go Thursday to have pins stuck through the thing and sticking out of the skin, yay. As to whether or not I can ever play again, that remains to be seen.

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