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re: What is the real reason behind lifting the Cuba restrictions?
Posted by kingbob on 12/17 at 4:14 pm
[quote]n their minds Obama caught the Jeb Bush exploratory committee announcement on CNN, then immediately called the pope and Castro up to broker a prisoner swap / release in order to... um... reduce the news coverage Jeb was getting?[/quote] No, it's to take away one of Jeb's key constituencies...

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re: What is the real reason behind lifting the Cuba restrictions?
Posted by kingbob on 12/17 at 3:18 pm
The Castros are dying (literally), religion is exploding, the economy is tanking, and the people are getting restless. Cuba is seeking to open up (like China) in order to save the regime. The U.S. hopes that in doing so, the Cuban people will gradually embrace capitalism over time and eventually l...

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re: Hey Michelle, I've been asked to do the same thing. Many times
Posted by kingbob on 12/17 at 1:48 pm
Maybe they asked her not because they thought she worked there, but because she is tall :dunno:...

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re: Classic Rock bands you despise, yet most people love
Posted by kingbob on 12/17 at 10:26 am
[quote]Kinda surprised a lot of the bands listed are classic rock... I guess it's all relative..[/quote] To me, Classic Rock is anything before Grunge since grunge's influence is still extremely heavy in modern music (Deftones "Tempest" comes to mind) especially relative to 80s Glam....

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re: is the price per barrel of oil dropping a bad thing?
Posted by kingbob on 12/17 at 10:21 am
bad for upstream, bad for midstream (assuming drops in domestic production outweighs cost-savings for transportation), good for downstream (cheap feed stock)...

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re: Greatest TD Stories of All Time
Posted by kingbob on 12/17 at 10:01 am
Beejon fighting demons gf sleepwalking at camp Turkey Creek meets a female on the bus, followed by the thread when her jealous boyfriend confronts him for looking at her...

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re: Global Warming: Blame It On Too Much Beaver
Posted by kingbob on 12/17 at 9:52 am
I would have titled it "Leave It To Beaver"...

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re: Netflix Updates for January--SIAP
Posted by kingbob on 12/17 at 9:51 am
[quote]Psych: Season 8 [/quote] [img]http://image-cdn.zap2it.com/images/psych-GIF-peanut-dance.gif[/img]...

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re: Are southern accents becoming extinct or mellowing out?
Posted by kingbob on 12/17 at 9:49 am
3 reasons: 1. living there so long makes the accent un-noticable (like going smell blind to pet odor) 2. mass media homogenizes cultures over time 3. Over the past 20 years, there have been massive migrations of northerners (particularly from the Rust Belt) to the South in places like Atlanta, Ba...

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re: Would you pay $35/month for a pass to unlimited theater movies?
Posted by kingbob on 12/17 at 9:43 am
no, I doubt I spend that much in a year (though I'd like to)...

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re: Cuba embargo to be lifted
Posted by kingbob on 12/17 at 9:42 am
[quote]This. We should just go ahead and make them a state or territory. Both sides would profit. ETA: Of course we would have to move Gitmo in a hurry! [/quote] Before the Civil War, there was a lot of talk of annexing Cuba as a slave state if California was given statehood as a free state (...

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re: Community had a lot of promise, but I don't think it delivered
Posted by kingbob on 12/17 at 7:04 am
[quote]The Video Game and GI Jeff are my two favorites. The worst story was Changnesia. He was only funny as a Spanish teacher.[/quote] I can't agree more. However, Chang becoming a dictator was pretty funny....

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re: Spinoff from the OT: What would you add to BR (restaurant wise)
Posted by kingbob on 12/16 at 4:45 pm
[quote]People that can walk to those restaurants from home. BR doesnt have that[/quote] There are a few neighborhoods that can do that. Downtown is becoming more viable with all the residential developments out there plus the growing bar scene. Perkins Road Overpass fits the bill as does Capito...

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re: What would you add to Baton Rouge
Posted by kingbob on 12/16 at 4:42 pm
[quote]1) A loop[/quote] Maybe someday, probably never [quote]2) Light rail/street cars within BR [/quote] Happening. First along Nicholson from Downtown to LSU and then down Government Street from Downtown to Independence Park. The Government Street line will connect with the train stati...

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re: Spinoff from the OT: What would you add to BR (restaurant wise)
Posted by kingbob on 12/16 at 4:24 pm
[quote]A handful of good barbecue joints[/quote] Podnuh's on Florida Pit n Peel and Smokin' Aces on Government are practically across the street from one-another. TBH, there definitely needs to be more BBQ joints that are better distributed around town....

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re: This information about the GOP in Congress deserves its own thread
Posted by kingbob on 12/16 at 4:20 pm
Meet the new boss, the same as the old boss....

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Spinoff from the OT: What would you add to BR (restaurant wise)
Posted by kingbob on 12/16 at 4:19 pm
You can pull copies of restaurants (chain or otherwise) from anywhere and place them in any location in BR. What restaurants would you pick and why? Bud's Broiler on Government Street in between Foster and Acadian Dolce Vita Pizza downtown on North near Galvez Plaza Permanti Bros (Pittsbur...

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re: Let's talk about greatest individual seasons of TV
Posted by kingbob on 12/16 at 4:05 pm
[quote]No love for Scrubs? Still my favorite comedy hard to pick a season because they were pretty much all equal to me. (except for last spin-off season, but wasn't terrible either) [/quote] Scrubs was consistently great throughout, but didn't have individual seasons that stood out as distinctiv...

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re: What would you add to Baton Rouge
Posted by kingbob on 12/16 at 4:01 pm
For the sake of discussion, here's a partial list of some of the developments planned, under construction, or recently completed in downtown BR [link=(http://www.downtownbatonrouge.org/downloads/pdf/2014midyearupdatesinglepagefinal.pdf)]LINK[/link]...

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re: What would you do in this situation? (Disney Trip)
Posted by kingbob on 12/16 at 3:58 pm
[quote]I dont understand why anyone would want to go to disney that doesn't have kids but that is just me. its like a vacuum cleaner attached to your wallet. [/quote] If you have the coin to stay on the Disney Property, Disney Land without kids is freaking awesome....

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