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    Sticky: Try carrot pie sometime. It's quite good.

    Try carrot pie sometime. It's quite good.
  2. That's what I've heard as well. Plus, Trea...

    That's what I've heard as well. Plus, Trea Turner and Harper are great friends. Harper's lobbying got Realmuto to come there,
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    Sticky: Check out The English on Amazon Prime. ...

    Check out The English on Amazon Prime. Interesting look at the Western US in the late 19th century.
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    Sticky: Speaking of pie, 2 kinds today. Pumpkin and...

    Speaking of pie, 2 kinds today. Pumpkin and Amish Apple with locally grown apples.
  5. Nelson Cruz and Carlos Correa are still Helping the Twins

    https://www.mlb.com/news/former-twins-give-back-to-luis-arraez-jose-miranda?partnerId=zh-20221113-754743-mlb-1-A&qid=1026&utm_id=zh-20221113-754743-mlb-1-A&bt_ee=4iVbWc4Np9fhfEM%2FKegDfvk7rPIpEz4nrVnE...
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    Sticky: I will make one more comment and stop here. The...

    I will make one more comment and stop here.
    The terms within bills are purposely vague so that courts will have to decide what they mean. The wording of the bills allows lawmakers to placate their...
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    Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

    I may not agree with you politically, but we all need to be thankful that we have the right to disagree with each other.
    I hope you are all able to be with people you love and that you are all in...
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    Sticky: I fully understand that laws are written with...

    I fully understand that laws are written with purposely vague language. My point is that the terms are not defined within the bills where they are used. Ask the lawmakers what the terms mean and...
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    Sticky: I understand completely what has been said. I...

    I understand completely what has been said. I simply contend that it would be nice if terms were better defined within the context of a bill. As I said, it is great to placate your constituents...
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    Sticky: Yes it is. We need to be far more specific with...

    Yes it is. We need to be far more specific with our laws than we are. Ill-defined terms are very useful when you are trying to placate your constituents, but are not particularly useful when you...
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    Sticky: Nate, if you don't know the answer, simply admit...

    Nate, if you don't know the answer, simply admit it. I have written more laws (ordinances) than you have. I know how they should be written and who interprets them.
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    Sticky: Spliff, I leave mindlessness completely up to...

    Spliff, I leave mindlessness completely up to you. You are the absolute expert at that trait.
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    Sticky: I'm not struggling at all. As I said before, if...

    I'm not struggling at all. As I said before, if you don't know the answers just admit it. These terms are so nebulous that they can mean anything.
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    What defines "grossly increases the normal...
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    Sticky: Again, the bill is poorly explained. They use...

    Again, the bill is poorly explained. They use nebulous terms that mean different things to different people. Some would say that 1% is excessive, others would say that 10% is not excessive. Some...
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    Sticky: You want to leave this up to a group of people...

    You want to leave this up to a group of people that may or may not know what is going on? I don't really need to ask this question. You do this all the time.
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    Sticky: Then who determines what is excessive? And how...

    Then who determines what is excessive? And how is it determined? What is excessive?
    Again, if you don't know, simply admit it.
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    Sticky: I'm not struggling at all. I simply want to know...

    I'm not struggling at all. I simply want to know what percentage is going to be considered excessive. Is 3% excessive? How about 6%? Again, if you don't know the answer, just say so.
    As I...
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    Sticky: OK, you provided the legal definition of the...

    OK, you provided the legal definition of the terms. Well and good. I will ask again. What are the definitions within the context of the bill? If you don't know, just say so.
    Again, this is why...
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    Sticky: It most definitely is a serious question. I...

    It most definitely is a serious question. I could not be more serious. The bill has no limitations as to what is excessive. How is excessive determined? There is no context.
    This is precisely...
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    Sticky: All well and good, but what is the definition...

    All well and good, but what is the definition within the context of the bill? What are the limits of the bill and who determines what exceeds them?
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    Sticky: OK Spliff, you explain where those terms are...

    OK Spliff, you explain where those terms are defined within the context of the bill. I'll wait.
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    Sticky: Why do they need to be defined? They need to be...

    Why do they need to be defined? They need to be explained within the context of the bill. What, according to the bill, is unconsionably excessive? What, according to the bill, is an unfair...
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    Sticky: Valade, here is the gist of what Brett is asking....

    Valade, here is the gist of what Brett is asking.
    The bill uses terms which the bill does not define. Here's a few:
    "unconscionably excessive"
    "unfair advantage"
    "increase prices unreasonably"...
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    How do you propose to make the changes you want...

    How do you propose to make the changes you want to see short of armed revolution?
  25. Thread: MLB Offseason

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    Sticky: Interesting move. The Angels are trading young...

    Interesting move. The Angels are trading young pitching for established major league ballplayers. They have made their outfield better.
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