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Our little girl has started to hand us things, like her toys or sippy cup, like they're gifts. Then we take it and say "thank you very much" and she laughs and claps her hands like it's the greatest thing ever, but later she reaches out and wants it back, and then it starts all over again. So essentially, we've been handing things back and forth all evening. It's amazingly cute.

 

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I think it's because she's so smug, she comes off as condescending.

 

Who?

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Kids are awesome. Our little girl has started to hand us things, like her toys or sippy cup, like they're gifts. Then we take it and say "thank you very much" and she laughs and claps her hands like it's the greatest thing ever, but later she reaches out and wants it back, and then it starts all over again. So essentially, we've been handing things back and forth all evening. It's amazingly cute.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/04/justice/native-american-adoption-dispute/index.html

That case scares me. I'm so attached now, there's no way I'd let her go.

Adoption and tribal law is a very different world - you have to remember that registered tribes are quasi-sovereign (I say quasi not as a disrespect, but because on one hand they are fully sovereign nations, but on the other, they are still (to some extent) subject to American jurisprudence (e.g. capital crimes are handled by the FBI) and there's a lot of overlap with American services (like schools and family services) in some cases). From what I remember, if the child is eligible to be a registered tribal member, or is a registered tribal member, the tribe has an option to supremacy in the case - the idea was to prevent historical abuses where native-born infants were basically shanghai'd and handed to white couples to raise them (part of the "extermination" phase of US Indian policy years ago). It's a good idea in concept, but it makes DCS cases involving these children more touchy.

In this specific case, I feel like the respondent father is trying to use ICWA to his advantage (in other words not in the "spirit" of the law - his claim shouldn'tve been honored in the first place, but the adoptive parents shouldn'tve just lawyered up either) - but what I really hate to see is that we could very realistically see ICWA strucken down simply so these yuppies can have their I Am Sam moment in court (I know that sounds harsh but honestly the question isn't about if they're good parents or not, it's about ICWA, and they don't seem to care about that - they just want the kid). I also hate custody disputes in general, because both sides usually end up acting so absolutely childish by the end of it. It usually just becomes a mud sligning competition.
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Yeah, that's scary. lol It looks like McLaren's IRIS runs in Linux, though. I've seen a lot of people gripe about it, but I've not had any issues. I'd guess that Linux is powering most on-board computers now.
AM's 2-seaters are definitely "sports cars", but they do ride more on the spongy side of things. The Vanq has a very nice ride, not what I'd call stiff. I'd classify it as a gentleman's racer or luxury coupe, similar to the LFA but more attractive. The Mac is... I have no idea. Depending on what you set it on, it can be many things; tourer, track racer, luxury cruiser, or backroad hellion. It can wear many hats.

I think it's because she's so smug, she comes off as condescending.

I think most embedded devices run some version of Linux - I know most of the HT gear in my house does for example. And yeah, condescending is probably a good word for it - it sounds like she's trying to be a school marm and lecture me for committing some offense.
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Who?

Vicki Butler-Henderson, she's a presenter on the BBC show Fifth Gear.
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And yeah, condescending is probably a good word for it - it sounds like she's trying to be a school marm and lecture me for committing some offense.

 

I second that. I've never really liked her way of reviewing. She acts like she is the absolute authority on cars.

And I've never really liked the other guy on Fifth gear either.

Tiff Needell seems alright though.

 

But nothing matches the trio of Top Gear. biggrin.gif

 

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I think most embedded devices run some version of Linux - I know most of the HT gear in my house does for example. 

 

Most new hardware does. Nowadays Android is popular.

Older systems may use other operating systems. There are plenty of really good but relatively unknown embedded OS's out there.


Edited by proton007 - 1/10/13 at 8:56pm
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As far as car shows go, 

 

and that is Top Gear. (and no, the US version does not count)

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Adoption and tribal law is a very different world

I understand, but there are also international implications, since her bio-mother is an MIA citizen from another country illegally in the USA, last we knew. Personally, I don't think we'd lose her, due to the extenuating circumstances, but the thought of going through legal problems like that makes me squirm. Soon we'll be able to start the official adoption process, however, and that makes me more comfortable since it gives us greater protections.
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As far as car shows go, 

 

and that is Top Gear. (and no, the US version does not count)

 

I'm counting down... The wait is TOO LONG...

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As far as car shows go, 

 

and that is Top Gear. (and no, the US version does not count)


Fully agree.

The presenters on the US show are too young and immature IMO.

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Fully agree.

The presenters on the US show are too young and immature IMO.

 

Tanner Foust is quite a good driver however. TG USA doesn't compare to the original TG, but it is still a fun show to watch.

 

16 days, 14 hours, 57 minutes, and 53 seconds until the next season of Top Gear starts on January 27th.

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I'm counting down... The wait is TOO LONG...


I really missed not having a series in second half of 2012.

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Tanner Foust is quite a good driver however. TG USA doesn't compare to the original TG, but it is still a fun show to watch.

 

16 days, 14 hours, 57 minutes, and 53 seconds until the next season of Top Gear starts on January 27th.


Agree on that, but I feel they tend to dumb down the show too much with the other two characters. Let the driver talk! Ultimately it feels like watching a comedy show with jokes that bomb left right and center. I only watch it when the other Top Gear is not around.

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Agree on that, but I feel they tend to dumb down the show too much with the other two characters. Let the driver talk! Ultimately it feels like watching a comedy show with jokes that bomb left right and center. I only watch it when the other Top Gear is not around.

 

Eh it's amusing though. I'd rather watch TG USA over Fifth Gear. WAY too informational for my tastes

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Eh it's amusing though. I'd rather watch TG USA over Fifth Gear. WAY too informational for my tastes


Who watches Fifth Gear? biggrin.gif

Honestly I didn't even know they were making new episodes.

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Who watches Fifth Gear? biggrin.gif

Honestly I didn't even know they were making new episodes.

 

I used to, then I sort of got bored of it. Tiff is still brilliant though.

 

Oh ya, TG 'Murica is also coming out with another season.

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I'm also addicted to Chris Harris' reviews, he and I are on the same wavelength with cars. I'd love to see him as a presenter on TG, when one of them retires.
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