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May 14 ravenraven commented on UPDATE: Bellevue Schools Lead Test Results Are Ten Years Old.
Thank you for the clarification. Too bad it was necessary to make any sense of the article.
Mar 25 ravenraven commented on No One Can Stop You From Talking As Long As You Want at Your Caucus Tomorrow.
Since the caucuses will be run under Roberts Rules Of Order there will be rules. Whoever is chair normally limits the time allowed to each speaker. In Kitsap County it will be three minutes unless an individual chair decides to change it. The chair will be the precinct committee officer unless the position is vacant. If it is vacant, the caucusers elect a chair who serves for the duration of the caucus.
May 13, 2015 ravenraven commented on Video Editorial: One Theory to Explain All the Bertha Troubles.
Subterranean transdimensional vortices can actually originate off-planet. This would explain the arrival of Shai-Hulud and his misbegotten attempts to seduce Bertha.
Feb 28, 2014 ravenraven commented on The American Scone Crisis, Plus: Renee Erickson's Boat Street Cafe Scone Recipe.
Cooks's Illustrated for March has an interesting scone recipe. It involves pulsing the butter and dry ingredients in a food processor (I used a blender).
The results were pretty good, with orange marmalade of course. They were actually better after being reheated in a 300 degree oven a day or two later. If I try them again i will probably add some heavy cream to the milk and some zest to the scones.
Oct 25, 2013 ravenraven commented on Are They Ebooks or Are They E-books?.
It's about the verbage, not the nounage. The meaning is clear when you say you are going to email a message to someone. I'm not sure what would happen if you said you were about to ebook them.
By the way both spellings of both words are accepted by the Slog spell checker.
Sep 28, 2013 ravenraven commented on How One Reader Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Obamacare.
Thanks for the links, Goldy. I was just informed by Regence that they are dropping me come the end of the year. I am seventy, on Medicare and wasn't sure where to go to figure out the alternatives that are available to me.

All I got from Regence was a long list by county of alternate providers that I could contact.
May 7, 2013 ravenraven commented on Washington Has the Third Lowest Workplace Death Toll in the Nation.
@4 There weren't any lumberjacks in Washington; they were/ are loggers. You are correct about the danger. In the sixties the logging companies paid almost as much per hour for insurance as they did for wages.
Jan 25, 2013 ravenraven commented on Re: "American Buffalo" at Seattle Rep, the Greeks, and Conservative Playwrights.
The Oresteia is exactly about the overthrow of conservative tradition. It established for the first time the notion that society should be governed by justice tempered with mercy rather than the simplistic vengeance of the old eye for eye and tooth for tooth tradition. It also established that the sins of the fathers should not be visited on the children through the generations. It ended the curse on the House of Atreus. (Frank Herbert doesn't count.)
As I recall, Athena was making up the rules as they went along. Call that an Athenian tradition if you wish but the idea that a hung jury meant freedom for the accused was pretty radical stuff at the time.
Jan 2, 2013 ravenraven commented on Fireworks At The Needle, And How Should I Quit Smoking (Again)?.
I am addicted to Copenhagen snoose since the early sixties. I quit four times. All but the last one, the fourth, was pure hell. Someone told me to try chewing Dentyne gum; it was easy and it took. I haven't chewed since 1992.
Dec 10, 2012 ravenraven commented on Trouble in Ferryland.