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  1. 1 minute ago, Go Left said:

    "Sixe"?  You want "sixe" with all five?  Or at least after you spring for dinner and a good bottle of wine?

    He said "sixe", not "sexe".

    Perhaps you could get some Snagglish reedeing lessenz?

    (While I get my coat and let myself out.)

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  2. Truckers Steer Clear of 24-Hour Operations at Southern California Ports

    Nov. 17, 2021 1:31 pm ET


    The Biden administration pressed ports in Southern California to open 24 hours a day to help ease supply-chain bottlenecks. The move has barely made a ripple.

    One terminal at the Port of Long Beach flung open its gates around the clock for truckers in mid-September, from Monday to Thursday. But no trucks showed up, prompting the terminal to tighten the rules. In late September, it said it would open during overnight hours only if 25 trucks made appointments. Since then, those criteria were met only one night, and only five big rigs showed up.

    Giles Broom, a spokesman for the terminal operated by Total Terminals International LLC, said it cost on average almost $10,000 to remain open during overnight hours. Trucking companies that make appointments but don’t show up face no penalties.

    The slow adoption of 24-hour services at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the nation’s busiest port complex, highlights the challenge facing the Biden administration as supply-chain problems persist despite months of government and industry measures to ease congestion. This week, the complex set a record of 86 container ships waiting offshore for a berth, according to the Marine Exchange of Southern California.

    Mr. Biden said last month that the neighboring ports would move toward 24-hour operations in an effort to double the hours that cargo moves off terminals.

    Today, TTI is the only one of the port complex’s 13 terminals offering 24-hour operations. The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are public agencies that act as landlords to private terminal operators.

    Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said Tuesday during a press conference at the Port of Los Angeles that moving to 24/7 operations isn’t like “flipping a switch.”

    The inertia has prompted finger-pointing by various participants in supply chains built to move goods from the ports to inland distribution centers and then on to retailers and manufacturers across the U.S.

    One trucking company that would like to use the 24-hour pickups said TTI’s appointment restrictions are so onerous it struggled to qualify for an appointment. To pick up loaded boxes, TTI requires firms to drop off certain types of empty containers as well as certain types of truck trailers, known as chassis, so the terminal can maintain a balance of equipment.

    “I can have 100 or 200 containers” to return, said Paul Brashier, vice president of drayage and intermodal at Reno, Nev.-based ITS Logistics. “But if they aren’t the specific steamship line box on the specific chassis they need at the specific minimum, you’re out of luck.“

  3. 56 minutes ago, quod umbra said:

    Well thank fukin God "conservatives" blew up all those disco records at Comisky Park in 1979......

    Are you saying that it was "liberals"? 'Cause it was a shock-jock publicity stunt, IIRC.

    IMO, it was a public service, because (and I haven't had the opportunity to say this for decades, so thank you) . . .


  4. Maybe try the sarcasm font next time?

    That would also help prevent people from accusing you of backpedaling every time you're called out like this, as it seems you fall back on 'sarcasm' fairly often once you've been called out.

    Or not. You do you.

  5. 1 hour ago, Steam Flyer said:

    Did you read the article?

    If so, please quote the part of it where "leftists" were banning books, much less burning them.

    - DSK

    There's a link inside the article that leads to another article that discusses books targeted by both sides, including the "left". It mentions Huck Finn.

    So . . . there's Huck Finn, and Little Black Sambo comes to mind.

    But I can't recall ever hearing of people burning either of them.

  6. 5 minutes ago, chum said:

    You asked, I answered, what’s the point?

    You asked Mid why it is okay that unvaccinated people are being restricted on what they do and where they can go, “based on what we know”.

    I ask you what it is that we do know. You’re admittedly not up to date as to the status of the vaccines, so I’m wondering what information it is that “we know” (assuming the collective “We” you referenced yesterday). Absent that, your question to Mid is pointless.

    But I can understand the confusion at this point, given the chaotic interactions here in the past few minutes.

  7. 39 minutes ago, Raz'r said:

    The rights use of the term EUA is similar to their use of the term "Theory" of Evolution. They think it means some sort of non-tested, non-proven scientific result. Which, of course, is incorrect.

    Thanks for the opportunity, Raz'r.

    Okay, here goes: That should have been "Right's" (with an apostrephie).

    There, am I on the Pedantic Asshole of the week candidate list now?

  8. 8 minutes ago, chum said:

    Why is that, considering what we know?

    What DO we know?

    I mean, the information about whether the vaccines are still under Emergency Authorization is readily available, yet:

    41 minutes ago, chum said:

    I don’t know if it is or is not still under that status, I do know it is for kids.


  9. 8 minutes ago, Left Shift said:

    Well, this year the rain could be described as biblical.  A true deluge certainly landed on us coming up Rosario to the finish.

    Finest time. I mean, it could have hit around Lime Kiln and stayed with you the rest of the way.

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