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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #9465 on: June 26, 2014, 01:34:22 PM »
Thanks for the feedback on deadheading flowers. It's nice to know I'm not doing it wrong!  :)
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« Reply #9466 on: June 27, 2014, 09:28:54 AM »
We just had elections here and one of the positions elected was for Sheriff.  (U.S)  What does a "Sheriff" do versus, say, the chief of police? If so, I don't get why it is elected--seems to me the chief should be someone qualified more than simply elected.  Is the Sheriff a paid position (salaried) or honorary?


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« Reply #9467 on: June 27, 2014, 09:31:27 AM »
Sheriff is a paid, elected position. They are in charge of the Sheriff's Office, which is generally a county wide operation with jurisdiction over all the cities within the county.

Police Chief is in charge of the police for a particular city.

Many states have an inter-agency assistance agreement, so if there is a major crime scene or disaster, you will have police officers and sheriff's deputies working together.
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« Reply #9468 on: June 27, 2014, 09:40:42 AM »
In our neck of the woods, sheriffs have jurisdiction in unincorporated areas. (Parts of a county that aren't in a city.)
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« Reply #9469 on: June 27, 2014, 12:00:07 PM »
We just had elections here and one of the positions elected was for Sheriff.  (U.S)  What does a "Sheriff" do versus, say, the chief of police? If so, I don't get why it is elected--seems to me the chief should be someone qualified more than simply elected.  Is the Sheriff a paid position (salaried) or honorary?


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It depends on your local area.  Sheriffs are typically elected.  I've always seen it as sheriffs are beholden to the people who elected them.  Police chiefs are beholden to the politicians that appointed them. 
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« Reply #9470 on: June 29, 2014, 08:16:16 PM »
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I joked that we could track Mom by the hair pins behind her when she was wearing her hair put up - back in the 1960s.  Fortunately, styles changed and hairpins became a lot less common.  Ambrosia Hino did remind her hair dresser to use crossed pins & lots of hair spray on her wedding day...guess the "glass finish" genes bred true.
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« Reply #9471 on: June 30, 2014, 12:23:52 AM »
What are "that's what she said" jokes?  ???   There's an ad playing for something that uses the phrase.
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« Reply #9472 on: June 30, 2014, 12:33:57 AM »
What are "that's what she said" jokes?  ???   There's an ad playing for something that uses the phrase.

From what I've heard of it (I may not be totally accurate) it's basically something said whenever someone says something that could be taken in a...less than worksafe manner. So if you say something like "And I was so sore I couldn't even sit down", while it may be totally innocent, it could be taken the wrong way, and that's where "That's what she said" came in. Basically implying what you've just said was a s*xual comment.
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« Reply #9473 on: June 30, 2014, 12:57:52 AM »
What are "that's what she said" jokes?  ???   There's an ad playing for something that uses the phrase.

From what I've heard of it (I may not be totally accurate) it's basically something said whenever someone says something that could be taken in a...less than worksafe manner. So if you say something like "And I was so sore I couldn't even sit down", while it may be totally innocent, it could be taken the wrong way, and that's where "That's what she said" came in. Basically implying what you've just said was a s*xual comment.
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« Reply #9474 on: June 30, 2014, 08:08:02 AM »
Would you be upset if someone you are pretty close to, who was in your wedding and who is family did not invite you to their wedding?

They didn't have our address. I messaged a close relative and have all the details, so we will be attending and the invitation will be mailed today. I'm very excited!
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« Reply #9475 on: June 30, 2014, 08:09:31 AM »
When it comes to deadheading flowers, do you have to pinch them off with your fingers, or can you clip them with clippers? I always wonder if I'm doing it wrong when I use clippers but that's what I prefer. (I suppose it might depend on the flower, but I'm speaking generally.)

This reminds me, I have some sort of rose bushes in our front yard, should I be deadheading them?  At what point should I do this?  When the blooms fall off or wait until winter?

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« Reply #9476 on: June 30, 2014, 09:23:44 AM »
What are "that's what she said" jokes?  ???   There's an ad playing for something that uses the phrase.

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/thats-what-she-said


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« Reply #9477 on: June 30, 2014, 02:04:37 PM »
On the page with all the topics, just to the left is a column that always has a little notebook-like thing in it but sometimes a " :(" or " :)" face in there.  Where do the faces and symbols come from?



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« Reply #9478 on: June 30, 2014, 02:33:31 PM »
On the page with all the topics, just to the left is a column that always has a little notebook-like thing in it but sometimes a " :(" or " :)" face in there.  Where do the faces and symbols come from?

When you start a thread there is a drop down to select an icon at the top
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« Reply #9479 on: June 30, 2014, 03:36:33 PM »
This reminds me, I have some sort of rose bushes in our front yard, should I be deadheading them?  At what point should I do this?  When the blooms fall off or wait until winter?

It has been over a decade since I had a garden, and I hadn't grown roses, but as I recall the general recommendation was to deadhead shortly after the blooms fall.  This encourages the plant to send out new blooms rather than spend that energy producing seeds.