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Fun fact: Wild almonds (i.e. not the kind from the grocery store) have so much cyanide in them that approximately 1 per 20 pounds of body weight (eg. 5 if you're 100 lbs, 8 if you're 160 lbs) will kill you.

The edible kind we have today is a mutation which gives a much lower cyanide level. We domesticated them. All modern almonds are descended from one mutant tree long ago. Clementine oranges came about the same way - they are all descendants of a single mutant tree.

What I want to know is - how did we even find them? Surely in the early days we knew that almonds were deadly and we should not eat them. Someone at some point said "let's try THIS tree's almonds!" and didn't die.

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{Grin} thanks y'all

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"Can I get a witness?"

hallelujah!

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That's a gorgeous ass. Can I get a witness?

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Arguably?? Now, that's some funny shit, right thar.

Fun, call me when it's time for the debriefing.

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"I'm arguably good at oral"

Under well-established procedures, that comes only after you've delved into the briefs.

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I'd like to cross-examine you.

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I'm arguably good at oral

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A lot of people feel that Justice Thomas' written words (while on the court) are very meaningful, although they will differ with respect to their value.

Sometimes, less is more. I'm not sure if a flamboyant speaker is necessarily better than a good listener.

I value all of the SCOTUS justices and have deep respect for each of them. But that's the end of my discussion of this political topic in here.

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The old joke was that we could save the salary of a Justice and his law clerks by abolishing Thomas' seat and just giving Scalia two votes. Not entirely a fair comment, but sorta funny.

Thomas has no shortage of words; he puts plenty of them into his dissenting and specially concurring opinions. He just doesn't seem to think oral argument is of much use.

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