Why the hell didn't I get the memo?
In case you're just joking, TMK it was dropped after independence from the Soviet Union.
They should also probably include "The Gambia" in here, but still.Ukraine is one of a few English country names traditionally used with the definite article the. Use of the article was standard before Ukrainian independence, but has decreased since the 1990s. For example, the Associated Press dropped the article "the" on 3 December 1991. Use of the definite article was criticised as suggesting a non-sovereign territory, much like "the Lebanon" referred to the region before its independence, or as one might refer to "the Midwest", a region of the United States.
In 1993, the Ukrainian government explicitly requested that, in linguistic agreement with countries and not regions, the Russian preposition в be used instead of на, and in 2012, the Ukrainian embassy in London further stated that it is politically and grammatically incorrect to use a definite article with Ukraine. Use of Ukraine without the definite article has since become commonplace in journalism and diplomacy (examples are the style guides of The Guardian and The Times).
Nope, wasn't joking. I've been using "The Ukraine".carmenjonze wrote: ↑Mon Apr 18, 2022 4:16 pm In case you're just joking, TMK it was dropped after independence from the Soviet Union.
Looked it up and turns out I was right.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Name_of_U ... te_article
They should also probably include "The Gambia" in here, but still.
This image is very apropos to this thread.
Isnt' it, though.
Huh. Think so? Okay.
CRT is making me hate the white kid in the chair next to me! and Mickey Mouse is making me wanna wear pants instead of dresses!ProfX wrote: ↑Fri Apr 22, 2022 10:10 pm So, it's quite clear. Children are innocent and to be protected from the world, even that cruel world that means many of them will be gunned down in their schools (I"m thinking of the Parkland kids, yes, many of whom are adults now, but not when they started). They should not be taken to protests, let alone have protests of their own (like HS kids walking out of school in protest).
No, they are only to be used as political props for governors like deStupid, posed in photo ops, being asked to hold signs "STOP WOKE" or "NO CRT" because, well, they were told to by a teacher or other authority figure to pose for the photo with the Guv & that sign, they don't really know or really care what's on it.
"Hey Sally. What is CRT? Why are you holding a 'No CRT' sign." "Well, Principal Jones said we would get extra recess time if we stand here and hold this sign. I don't even know what CRT is."
For a person who a is a known notorious lying sock, who has purported to have read for the law and lied their ass off under each name they have ever used, you have a lot of room to talk Green.
No, it's not. Please note I said "in or from". I'll qualify to "children under 13".
You wrote and I quote,” 8000 children in the U.S. will die from gun violence.” That is incorrect.ProfX wrote: ↑Tue Apr 26, 2022 1:12 pm No, it's not. Please note I said "in or from". I'll qualify to "children under 13".
https://everytownresearch.org/report/th ... and-teens/
For children under age 13 who are victims of gun homicides, 85 percent of those deaths occur in the home, and nearly a third of those deaths are connected to intimate partner or family violence
Here's a key stat.
Guns kept in homes are more likely to be involved in a fatal or nonfatal accidental shooting, criminal assault, or suicide attempt than to be used to injure or kill in self-defense.
Every year, hundreds of children in the US gain access to firearms and unintentionally shoot themselves or someone else. This is #NotAnAccident.
Californians living with handgun owners more than twice as likely to die by homicide, study finds
Residents who don’t own a handgun but live with someone who does are significantly more likely to die by homicide compared with those in gun-free homes, research shows.
https://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/ ... -risk.html
The U.S. stands out among high-income countries: Over 90% of all the firearm deaths among children and adolescents that occur in industrialized nations occur in this country.
https://sph.umich.edu/pursuit/2019posts ... earms.html
Save the children.
Why don’t you ever correct yourself?
Because Green is never wrong, kinda like Professor Irwin Corey, "The World's Foremost Authority".
Hey, that is blasphemy !! Never take the Professor's name in vain like that
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Corey was the greatest. I saw him at the Marine's Memorial in S.F. back in the day. He had the audiance in stitches for over 2-hours.Libertas wrote: ↑Tue Apr 26, 2022 6:30 pm Hey, that is blasphemy !! Never take the Professor's name in vain like that
Laughed my ass of to him watching KTVU back in the day...then on weekends it was
https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/ ... 120341.php
Never got to see him.