|Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] in the hands of god, we are all...
> actually relevant to the subject.
> Maybe instead of continual haranguing and repeating your assertions --
> which you might some day realise never sways what people think who don't
> already agree with you -- you might address my question about
> specifically _why_ families would find it necessary and reasonable.
No - it is the opposite. Eventually EVERYONE comes to agree with me.
It just takes them to long to get their heads turned on straight.
> > You can't reach my ceilings either, which is weird because they are
> > actually lower than my old house, but still much taller than my standing
> > on a tall bar stool. Are they 13 feet high ??
> One session with a ladder and screwdriver, and you can move the thing.
We can store that in your garage, My closet is filled coats and fishing
gear and the rest of the apartment is controlled by the cleaning lady
who strategically puts mops, brooms and fishing poles in various corners
that aren't being taken over by computers.
> If you're saying it's in an AC socket and has no battery (which
> contradicts the essential characteristics of a 'smoke detector', seems
> to me), then move it to an extension cord and mount it on the wall
> within reach.
It is not a smoke detector. It is a COOKIJNG ALARM. There is a huge
> Or, better yet, buy a real smoke-detector replacement
> that runs on a 9V battery, like every single one *I* have ever seen, and
> get rid of any that cease to function during a power outage.
>  Speaking of horrors, even visited the Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument
> in Fort Greene Park?
It is located right behind my school.
> It's a reminder of how incredibly brutal the
> American Revolutionary War was. The British had almost no jails and
> accumulated tens of thousands of Patriot soldiers and suspect civilians.
> So, they just put them on sixteen infamous decrepit ships in Wallabout
> Bay and let them slowly die of disease or starvation -- or, if they were
> lucky, summary execution. Far more Patriots died there than in the
> war's battles put together: Captured Patriot soldiers didn't qualify for
> treatment as enemy soldiers because the USA government wasn't recognised
> and was by default treated as a criminal revolt, so its soldiers were by
> British law treated the way murderers and traitors would be treated back
> home. Also, until the Battle of Saratoga and surrender of Burgoyne's
> entire army to the Americans, General Howe and the other British
> generals had no fear of retaliation in kind to their own side. FWIW,
> General Washington ordered that all captured Loyalists, British
> Regulars, and Hessians be treated humanely from the very beginning.
> There was no reprisal for the prison ships.
Really? And they uncovered skulls in the backyard of someones house in
Gowanas last month, and 4K soldiers were burried in the Battle of Long
Island and nobody knows where ... and so on.
I'm sitting smack dab dead center of the founding of the American
Republic as you know it today, not that anyone in Brooklyn cares.
Why is this important right now?