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 on: Today at 09:00:28 am 
Started by Panda Express - Last post by dead0man
I do remember it, and I remember thinking the premise that people wouldn't have a/c was crazy. As if there were also commercials imploring people do go out and get their homes wired for electric lighting or indoor plumbing. Air conditioning is no less universal nor is it any less critical here.
I thought the same.  I mean, I understood some people lived in places that you don't really need A/C, but the people in the commercial obviously did.  Even poor people I knew had A/C, when I was poor, I had A/C...and the people in the ad didn't even look that poor.

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 on: Today at 08:56:43 am 
Started by Sibboleth - Last post by Gravis Marketing
Naso has a good point about not feeling well-informed about the case. Here's another example where we don't have all the facts to pass judgment:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/27/victor-white-shooting_n_5721728.html?utm_source=theatlantic.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=pubexchange

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Victor White's Family Disputes Claim That Handcuffed Man Killed Himself


The attorney representing the family of Victor White III -- a 22-year-old man who authorities claim shot and killed himself while locked in a patrol car with his hands cuffed behind him -- says police are not only responsible for his death but launched a cover-up immediately afterwards.

 3 
 on: Today at 08:56:17 am 
Started by National Progressive - Last post by dead0man
95% of the time it's fine, an improvement even in the top special forces echelon (imagine how much easier it would to be all sneaky if you were a lady instead of a dude), I think that the "we don't want womens in the fox hole with us" is overblown and women already are in some combat positions.

...but physical and mental standards shouldn't be lowered to make it happen.

Though I would think it would be more of a physical issue. There's more overlap than you think in terms of whose dark, obedient and though enough for the job.
I have no clue what you're trying to say here, especially the "dark" part.
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However, its reasonable to think that where half of all men can probably be trained up to be strong enough, only 1-5% of women can be. Its very tough for girls to pullups, but out of every 10-20 I see in the gym, there is one that can do as many as a man.
Agreed.

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 on: Today at 08:54:49 am 
Started by Panda Express - Last post by memphis
I do remember it, and I remember thinking the premise that people wouldn't have a/c was crazy. As if there were also commercials imploring people do go out and get their homes wired for electric lighting or indoor plumbing. Air conditioning is no less universal nor is it any less critical here.

It's amazing to think how even the 90s seem nostalgic sometimes. We didn't have a computer in our home until December 2000. That was even a little behind the times for many middle class families. I didn't get a cell phone until 2006 when I was 18 years old. Now I see little kids using I-Pads that even I don't know how to use.
As usual, FOX News is here to save you, Naso
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/08/20/new-tablet-designed-specifically-for-senior-citizens/

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 on: Today at 08:54:37 am 
Started by Robb the Survivor - Last post by Senator Cranberry
Tried myself with a state, hope it's not an entire disaster Tongue


Rio Grande

With Legislature and Governor's Mansion in different hands, it will likely come to an agreement that will try to secure seats for one or another party. However, both the geographical distribution of voters and a likely strong democratic majority in both chambers will favour the Democrats, leading to the following proposal:

RG-01: (Obama: 65,7%-34,3%; Dem: 62,2%-37,8%)
The district containing all of El Paso and some parts of exurban El Paso County is as safe Democratic as it gets. More than two-thirds Hispanic, the district is basically the old 16th CD. Safe Dem

RG-02: (Obama: 55,0%-45,0%; Dem: 55,7%-45,3%)
Stretching from remaining parts of El Paso County until Laredo and the San Antonio Metro, the district is a more Democratic version of the old 23rd, but morphing into a fairly democratic one, likely only competetive in wave elections. Likely Dem

RG-03: (McCain: 60,9%-31,1%; GOP: 65,4%-34,6%)
Combining the areas to the north of both San Antonio and Austin, and taking a small portion of suburban Williamson County, Rio Grande's 3rd district is a natural stronghold for the GOP. Safe GOP

RG-04: (Obama: 61,8%-38,2%; Dem: 54,7%-45,3%)
This district encompasses Austin and Williamson County southeast of I-35. While Obama surely overperformed there in 2008, the district nevertheless is moving rapidly towards the Democrats, albeit partisan numbers are a little less democratic. Safe Dem

RG-05: (Obama: 58,9%-41,1%; Dem: 52,3%-47,7%)
Austin west of I-35 and Hays County. The less Democratic part of the city, nevertheless leans towards that party. Likely Dem

RG-06: (McCain: 64,0%-36,0%; GOP: 70,1%-29,9%)
The district inbetween San Antonio and Austin, taking conservative suburban areas from the first, is the most Republican district in the state. Safe GOP

RG-07: (Obama: 58,0%-42,0%; Dem: 53,9%-46,1%)
The greatest part of San Antonio, about everything west of I-35. Again did Obama overperform here, yet the district is sustainably Democratic, so just in play for the GOP in wave years. Likely Dem

RG-08: (McCain: 59,2%-40,8%; GOP: 56,6%-43,4%)
The east of the state, from the southernmost parts of the Austin Metro down to the Gulf Coast and until Corpus Christi. The least Republican of the three GOP districts, yet still far away from being in play for the Democrats. Safe GOP

RG-09: (Obama: 57,2%-42,8%; Dem: 56,6%-43,3%)
This is the district containing south-east San Antonio, and down the San Antonio River Valley until before Corpus Christi. Safe Dem

RG-10: (Obama: 66,7%-33,3%; Dem: 66,8%-33,2% )
Basically the leftovers south of Laredo and Corpus Christi, this heavily Hispanic area is certainly one of the most democratic areas in the country. Overall the most Democratic district in Rio Grande. Safe Dem

RG-11: (Obama: 67,9%-32,1%; Dem: 65,5%-34,5%)
This district encompasses Cameron County and some areas of Hidalgo County along the river, including McAllen. THis was Obama's strongest district in 2008. Safe Dem


Under normal circumstances one could except a 8D-3R delegation. In wave years, the GOP could possibly win the 5th and 7th district, maybe also the 2nd, resulting to a maximum 6R-5D map. The 3 GOP and 5 Democratic seats however are uncontestable.

 6 
 on: Today at 08:51:44 am 
Started by black and white band photos - Last post by Senator-elect Polnut
Eras aren't decades and cultural markers don't fit within parameters like decades.

... I wasn't aware this was news.

 7 
 on: Today at 08:51:33 am 
Started by Tik - Last post by bedstuy
I'm Jewish, but...

Donny Hathaway

Otis Redding

JD McPherson

Nick Lowe

 8 
 on: Today at 08:50:38 am 
Started by memphis - Last post by memphis
http://www.wmcactionnews5.com/story/26399947/walls-miss-church-issues-statement-about-sex-abuse-investigation

 9 
 on: Today at 08:46:37 am 
Started by Tik - Last post by Tik
Joe Pesci singing a vulgarity-laden version of Gene Autry's song If It Doesn't Snow on Christmas This Year. Because accents are silly.

 10 
 on: Today at 08:46:28 am 
Started by National Progressive - Last post by MooMooMoo
95% of the time it's fine, an improvement even in the top special forces echelon (imagine how much easier it would to be all sneaky if you were a lady instead of a dude), I think that the "we don't want womens in the fox hole with us" is overblown and women already are in some combat positions.

...but physical and mental standards shouldn't be lowered to make it happen.

Though I would think it would be more of a physical issue. There's more overlap than you think in terms of whose dark, obedient and though enough for the job. However, its reasonable to think that where half of all men can probably be trained up to be strong enough, only 1-5% of women can be. Its very tough for girls to pullups, but out of every 10-20 I see in the gym, there is one that can do as many as a man.

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