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About lichum

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    I enjoy reading dictionaries.
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    I was a self-taught, self-employed machinist. Now in retirement, I am a social critic.

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  1. Unhappily, the practical answer is "yes you can" if too many people accept the many different meanings.
  2. This thread reminds me of when, long ago and far away, my philosophy professor taught me that a thing is virtuous when it fulfills its function. He said: "The function of a knife is to cut. A sharp knife is virtuous; a dull knife is not." His teaching underscores the asininity of rounded-tip kitchen knives and the boneheadedness of those who recommend them.
  3. Since I'm a literalist and hyper-rational, now and then I do overlook a poster's sarcasm. lichum
  4. Ryan may be thinking this: "We got tax reform, legislation I've wanted and worked toward all my time in office so now that it's accomplished it's time for me to go."
  5. AFAIK, Ryan never worked at the Heritage Foundation.
  6. Understanding the Urban Heat Island Index The concentration of heat in urban areas creates health risks both because of heat exposure and because of the enhanced formation of air pollutants, especially ozone. The strong influence of the urban heat island on nighttime temperatures limits the ability of people to cool down and recover before the heat of the next day, ... Painting roads white might reduce an urban heat island's capture and retention of heat. If there is global warming will the reduction be enough to make global warming go away? I doubt it.
  7. I have seen countless knives carried in a pants pocket with their handle's forward end and spring clip exposed. The fact that I saw them means they were not concealed.
  8. The Scottish medico wants kitchen knives to have rounded tips instead of pointed ones. If knives have rounded tips they cannot easily stab and pierce but they can still cut and slash. So, in the interest of their safety, the Scots must allow only kitchen knives with rounded tips and dulled edges.
  9. It's a short, double-edged dagger.
  10. Knife crime: top doctor calls for pointed kitchen knives to be banned ... Aug 13, 2017 - ONE of Scotland's leading doctors has called for a ban on “killer” kitchen knives. ... Dr John Crichton, the new chairman of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland, wants the sale of pointed kitchen knives to be banned to help reduce the number of fatal stabbings. He first suggested the move three ... Leading Scots doctor in call to ban 'killer' kitchen knives - Aug 14, 2017 - The new chairman of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland is calling for a ban on “killer” kitchen knives. Dr John Crichton, who took on the role in June, said the sale of pointed kitchen knives should be banned to help reduce the number of fatal stabbings. He is proposing a switch to “R” bladed ...
  11. Is the wood curly maple?
  12. The first time I shot my .44 Magnum Super Blackhawk it was wearing Pachmayr grips and I WAS NOT wearing gloves. The muzzle whip was so vicious that I lost about 1/8" of skin from the heel of my hand.
  13. BLASER LRS 2 Tactical Rifle
  14. Here's a custom target stock made from REALLY nice wood.