| Political Talk|| Global warming vs. climate change. A quick tutorial. - TejasHorn on 6/25/15 at 9:32 am|
For the edification of many here. [quote]Global warming refers only to the Earth’s rising surface temperature, while climate change includes warming and the “side effects” of warming—like melting glaciers, heavier rainstorms, or more frequent drought. Said another way, global warming is one sympt...View Topic - Replies (2)
| Political Talk|| Texas acts to stem job flow to Louisiana - TejasHorn on 5/25/15 at 2:53 pm|
http://www.texastribune.org/2015/05/24/abbott-signs-bill-speed-permits-limit-protests [quote]Abbott Signs Bill to Speed Permits, Limit Protests Senate Bill 709, which will now become law Sept. 1, is intended to scale back contested-case hearings, a process that allows the public to challenge i...View Topic - Replies (3)
| Food and Drink|| Trip Advisor ranks best BBQ joints & states based on user reviews - TejasHorn on 5/20/15 at 12:53 pm|
[quote]The review site created its top 10 list for restaurants by looking at barbecue joints with a minimum of 100 reviews and ranked them based on the volume and quality of reviews. More weight was given to reviews written within the past year, and chains with more than 10 locations were excluded.[...
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| Fark Board|| Kansas furniture store goes scorched earth - TejasHorn on 5/13/15 at 12:07 pm|
[quote]the folks at Payless Furniture at 2800 Iowa St. long have been famous for their crazy signs and the dancing fellows who hold them. As the company closes its doors, it has one final set of signs for the community that it did business in for around two decades[/quote] [img]http://worldonli...
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| Political Talk|| NFL owners: modern day robber barrons - TejasHorn on 4/30/15 at 4:44 pm|
[quote]Taxpayers fund the stadiums, antitrust law doesn't apply to broadcast deals, the league enjoys nonprofit status, and Commissioner Roger Goodell makes $30 million a year. It's time to stop the public giveaways to America's richest sports league—and to the feudal lords who own its teams.[/quote...View Topic - Replies (10)
| Political Talk|| TX supreme court rules fracker can sue homeowner for defamation - TejasHorn on 4/29/15 at 5:21 pm|
[quote] A few months after moving into their new home, the Lipskys experienced mechanical problems with their well. They contacted a well-servicing company, which identified the problem as “gas locking,” a condition typically associated with an excess of natural gas in the ground water. A submers...View Topic - Replies (3)
| Political Talk|| Map: Most liberal and conservative towns in each state. - TejasHorn on 4/8/15 at 10:36 am|
[link=(http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/04/07/map-the-most-liberal-and-conservative-towns-in-each-state/?tid=pm_pop)]LINK[/link] [img]https://img.washingtonpost.com/wp-apps/imrs.php?src=https://img.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/files/2015/04/most-liberal-and-conservative-t...View Topic - Replies (26)
| Music Board|| RIP Cynthia Lennon (1st wife of John) - TejasHorn on 4/2/15 at 2:12 pm|
Little did John's legions of Beatlemania crushers know he was married during those years (and few seem to remember). Cynthia Lennon, mother of Julian, and wife to John from 1962 to 1968 passed away April 1 at 75. [quote]Cynthia met and married John in 1962, when she was 18. One year her junior, ...
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| O-T Lounge|| DFW quake check-in/resources/updates - TejasHorn on 4/2/15 at 7:49 am|
#wewillrebuild [link=(http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/27-Magnitude-Earthquake-Strikes-Irving-298433061.html)]LINK[/link] [quote]Another earthquake struck North Texas Thursday morning and could be felt in Irving and Las Colinas. The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed that the 2.7 magnitude earth...View Topic - Replies (3)
| Movie/TV Board|| Wolf Hall starts Sunday on PBS (Thomas Cromwell story) - TejasHorn on 4/1/15 at 9:25 am|
Really looking forward to this. [quote]Wolf Hall tells the story of Thomas Cromwell, played by Mark Rylance (Twelfth Night)—a blacksmith’s son who rises from the ashes of personal disaster, and deftly picks his way through a court where ‘man is wolf to man.’ Damian Lewis (Homeland) is King Henry ...
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| Political Talk|| More CEOs / NCAA commenting on Indiana law - TejasHorn on 3/29/15 at 8:42 am|
[quote]Salesforce (CRM) founder Marc Benioff, who Wednesday tweeted that his company would “dramatically reduce” its investment in Indiana if a controversial law was enacted discriminating against the LGBT community, followed up with a tweet Thursday canceling any programs that required his staff or...View Topic - Replies (12)
| O-T Lounge|| Enrollment at U of Phoenix declining sharply - TejasHorn on 3/25/15 at 2:13 pm|
[quote]Enrollment at America's largest for-profit university was about 460,000 students five years ago. Now it's 213,000. [/quote] [quote]For-profit colleges only enroll roughly 12% of the country's students, but accounted for about half of student loan defaults in 2013, according to federal data...View Topic - Replies (18)
| O-T Lounge|| Burger King in Japan to offer "Flame-Grilled Perfume" - TejasHorn on 3/20/15 at 9:47 am|
[quote]Burger King ads in Japan promise a limited-edition perfume for April Fool's Day to make you smell like a couple of all-beef patties.[/quote] [quote]Flame was billed as "the scent of seduction with a hint of flame-broiled meat." [/quote] [img]http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/1...View Topic - Replies (4)
| O-T Lounge|| Daily millennials thread... dire straits in the job market - TejasHorn on 3/19/15 at 4:33 pm|
present OT ballers excluded of course... [quote]Only 36% of college grads have jobs that pay at least $45,000, a sharp decline from the 1990s, after adjusting for inflation. Perhaps most depressingly, the percentage of young people making below $25,000 has topped 20%, worse than in 1990. In o...View Topic - Replies (43)
| O-T Lounge|| Science says you look better after a drink - TejasHorn on 3/19/15 at 2:55 pm|
but just one. [quote] Researchers took photos of participants before they grabbed a drink, then again after they consumed one drink, then once more after they had a second drink. A separate group of sober students judged the snapshots side-by-side and picked which one they thought was the mos...View Topic - Replies (8)
| More Sports|| Women's skiing... U.S. staaaaacked - TejasHorn on 3/18/15 at 5:09 pm|
I guess Lindsey Vonn's been around for a while but we currently have 2 #1's in women's skiing. I don't follow skiing much but it seems we weren't too good in the 90's/00's. Vonn, #1 Downhill. Just clinched the Downhill world cup and going for the Super-G. [quote] If Vonn, who leads the super-...
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| Political Talk|| NFL stadiums a boondoggle... For owners - TejasHorn on 3/17/15 at 6:49 am|
[quote]I should note at this point that no major stadium architect or project manager would talk to me about rising costs. They were all presently or potentially involved in California projects. In most industries, this would be none of our business. But the Chargers expect the public to fund 60 ...View Topic - Replies (4)
| Political Talk|| Texas may experience a "water revolution" - TejasHorn on 3/14/15 at 12:48 am|
[quote]Texas barely survived a seven-year drought in the 1950s, when 100,000 farms and ranches were lost, and a recent study by a NASA scientist says there is a good chance Texas may see something much worse than this as global warming leads to long-term drying in the west. This time it could be a m...View Topic - Replies (16)
| Food and Drink|| Complaining about meals and follow-up surveys? - TejasHorn on 3/12/15 at 2:19 pm|
How often do you do those surveys on the bottom of receipts? I recently ripped a cafeteria a new one and the GM emailed back and offered lunch "on him." Very impressed the comments were actually read so quickly. I'm not a complainer unless the experience really sucked. I've sometimes found mys...
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| O-T Lounge|| Man escapes ISIS to Dallas.... gets shot watching snow - TejasHorn on 3/11/15 at 4:56 pm|
[quote] An Iraqi refugee who fled that country’s escalating violence only weeks ago to reunite with his wife was looking forward to new beginnings. Early Thursday morning, Ahmed al-Jumaili, 36, saw something new: snow in Dallas. He and his wife and her brother rushed out after midnight to take p...View Topic - Replies (1)