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Business leaders call for more immigrants - TejasHorn
[quote]Hotels and restaurants can't find enough employees, said Marriott International CEO Arne Sorenson in a Washington Post editorial last August. "At large hotels at ski resorts such as Aspen or southwest Florida beaches with small local populations, we struggle to find sufficient numbers of peop...


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RIP "Unbroken" war hero Louis Zamperini - TejasHorn
Louis Zamperini has passed away at 97. For those who haven't read the book, it is an incredible story. Movie due out later this year. [img]http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/dam/assets/131011153847-angelina-jolie-louis-zamperini-unbroken-story-body.jpg[/img] [link=(http://www.latimes.com/local/o...


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Fairly amusing Onion video: Hipster molting season - TejasHorn
[quote]Beard Husks On Sidewalk Indicate Start Of Hipster Molting Season[/quote] [link=(http://www.theonion.com/video/beard-husks-on-sidewalk-indicate-start-of-hipster,36352/)]LINK[/link]...


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June snowstorm hammers Rockies - TejasHorn
[link=(http://www.weather.com/safety/winter/montana-snow-june-20140616)]LINK[/link] [quote]Snow is falling over the higher elevations, as an upper-level low swirls over the Northern Rockies. Alta, Utah reported nine inches of snow on Tuesday, which makes it their third highest one-day snowfall t...


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American middle class falling way behind rest of developed world - TejasHorn
[quote]The median wealth of families was $77,300 in 2010, a nearly 40% drop from 2007, according to Federal Reserve statistics. [/quote] [quote]Middle class Australians, by comparison, are leading the pack. The country's residents have the highest median net worth, coming in at $219,500. Australi...


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Worldwide, more peeps living to 100 (%-wise) - TejasHorn
Thought this broad was interesting.. [quote]Jeanne Calment was born on February 21, 1875, and lived to the age of [b]122[/b] in Arles, France (home of the painter Vincent Van Gogh, whom she met as a little girl). At 85, she took up fencing lessons. At 100, she was still riding her bike. She said ...


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Home ownership losing importance as "American Dream" - TejasHorn
[quote]A majority of respondents said they believe renting is more appealing than buying -- and that renters are just as likely to be successful financially as someone who owns a home.[/quote] [link=(http://money.cnn.com/2014/06/04/real_estate/american-dream-homes/index.html)]LINK[/link]...


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Mack Brown to join ESPN as analyst this fall - TejasHorn
Looks like Mack may be Lou's heir apparent... [quote]Former Texas football coach Mack Brown has reached an agreement to be a studio analyst for ESPN this fall, according to a source familiar with the process.[/quote] [link=(http://www.dallasnews.com/sports/college-sports/texas-longhorns/201406...


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McDonald's new mascot, "Happy", terrifying its customers - TejasHorn
[img]http://a57.foxnews.com/global.fncstatic.com/static/managed/img/fn2/travel/876/493/rtetteee244.jpg?ve=1&tl=1[/img] [quote]In an effort to promote healthier eating among children, McDonald’s has introduced a new mascot for its Happy Meal. Called Happy, the fast food giant says it “brings ...


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Stairway to Heaven: LZ or Spirit? - TejasHorn
[quote]Now the late California’s allegation may get its day in court. Andes and the trust that handles California’s royalties say they’re teaming up to seek credit for Stairway. [/quote] [link=(http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-05-15/the-stairway-to-heaven-game-did-led-zeppelin-steal-the-...


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Most accomplished sports icon from your 'hood? - TejasHorn
And by hood I mean general area. Probably underrated by most Dallasites: [b]Lee "Buck" Trevino[/b] - Dallas, TX (b. 1939). The 5'7 former muni shark and U.S. Marine won [b]6 major titles[/b], including 2 PGA titles, 2 Open championships, and 2 US Opens. 17-7-6 record in the Ryder Cup. All...


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Wichita Falls, TX drought means recycling of potty water - TejasHorn
[link=(http://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/2014/05/05/drought-buster-on-its-way-to-texas-not-so-fast-forecaster-says/)]LINK[/link] [quote]Commonly known as “toilet-to-tap,” the system would be a first for a city in the U.S. Other towns in the Lone Star State are looking into it as well, including Bi...


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Onion article describes TD poli board (La. purchase card related) - TejasHorn
[quote]Woman A Leading Authority On What Shouldn’t Be In Poor People’s Grocery Carts[/quote] [quote]“The other day, I saw a woman who bought a box of name-brand Frosted Flakes because, apparently, the generic kind wasn’t fancy enough for her,” said Gaither, swiftly and decisively calculating that...


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Working from home. How to broach the subject? - TejasHorn
Sorry for the Tl;dr but... I've never liked living in the city. My (modest) dream is to live along the Texas coast, Rockport or the like, and work from home and fish/sail a lot. Would also have more family close by. How do you go about asking? I work for a small business sevices company, wh...


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Resegregation in the American South - TejasHorn
[quote]Sixty years after Brown v. Board of Education, the schools in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, show how separate and unequal education is coming back. [/quote] [link=(http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/04/segregation-now/359813/)]LINK[/link] ...


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Dutch unveil glow in the dark highway - TejasHorn
[link=(http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27021291)]LINK[/link] [quote]The paint contains a "photo-luminising" powder that charges up in the daytime and slowly releases a green glow at night, doing away with the need for streetlights. [/quote] ...


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Study: Too much running = shorter lifespan - TejasHorn
[quote]recent research suggests there may a point of diminishing returns with running. A number of studies have suggested that a "moderate" running regimen -- a total of two to three hours per week, according to one expert -- appears best for longevity, refuting the typical "more is better" mantra ...


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Chik-Fil-A widens lead on KFC as U.S. top chicken chain - TejasHorn
I had no idea. Doing something right.. [quote]Sales at the Atlanta-based chain passed $5 billion, compared with KFC's $4.2 billion, reports Bloomberg Businessweek. Chick-fil-A also beat The Colonel in chicken sales in 2012, according to the annual QSR magazine sales rankings released in 201...


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Many food and agricultural varieties going "extinct"? - TejasHorn
Depressing article.. But we have to feed the masses, right? [link=(http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140401-the-worlds-most-endangered-food)]LINK[/link] [quote]McCarthy also cites Louisiana strawberries – Klondykes and Tangis, “sweet and delicious, and highly coveted” – which were forced out o...


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The Biebs reckons himself a modern-day James Dean - TejasHorn
He's a bad man.. keep your daughters away. [link=(http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/23/justin-bieber-james-dean_n_5017202.html)]LINK[/link] [img]http://www.eonline.com/eol_images/Entire_Site/2014222/rs_600x600-140322173326-600.James-Dean-Justin-Bieber-jmd-032214.jpg[/img] ...


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Gold in women's slalom for 'murica - TejasHorn
To me, slalom skiing is the quintessential winter olympic event. Not judged, done on snow and requires more skill than racing downhill. Plus we sucked in skiing for a while. Way to go Mikaela. :USA: ...


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OT runners - evenings or mornings? - TejasHorn
Which do you prefer and why? I'm thinking of switching to p.m.'s due to sleep issues. ...


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Map of peeps in your town (here's Austin) - TejasHorn
I always find these mildly amusing. [img]http://www.austinchronicle.com/binary/9f8b/xtra_feature10-2.jpg[/img]...


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Best 80's chick band/leads. Who is your fav? - TejasHorn
They don't make talent like they used to. Here are my nominees. Who am I missing? [link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaPTELylZ1s)]The Motels[/link] [link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSoOFn3wQV4)]The Bangles[/link] [link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IasCZL072fQ)]Missing Persons...


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Costliest Olympics - TejasHorn
[quote]The 2014 Sochi Olympics are on track to be the costliest ever -- with the Russian government shelling out an estimated $50 billion on the Winter Games and related infrastructure. The plan was to spend $12 billion. [/quote] :wha: Next: Athens. :lol: [img]http://i2.cdn.turne...


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Chuck Norris' home for sale - TejasHorn
[link=(http://www.bankrate.com/lite/real-estate/celebrity-house-for-sale-chuck-norris-1.aspx?ic_id=tb_10113)]LINK[/link] About what I'd expect of this overrated louse. :lol: I mean, seriously.. wait someone's at the door i'll be right back...


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Melting arctic means opportunity... and possible conflict - TejasHorn
[link=(http://www.boston.com/business/news/2014/01/01/dormant-issues-thaw-along-with-melting-arctic/JGRF6AalcZMauAk4QSzvhN/story.html)]LINK[/link] [quote]The United States and other nations face many challenges and opportunities in the Arctic, a frozen frontier where melting ice is creating new s...


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Bows & arrows: Saving hunting in America - TejasHorn
The Economist's take. [link=(http://www.economist.com/news/christmas-specials/21591747-can-bows-and-arrows-save-hunting-america-dark-wood)]LINK[/link] [quote]To the founders of the modern American hunt, frivolous killing could not be ethical, let alone sporting. Drawing on biblical codes of mo...


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Baylor Nation returns 5,000+ tickets to fiesta bowl - TejasHorn
Apparently the first outright conference title in eons, and first ever BCS birth, isn't enough for a matchup vs. UCF. [link=(http://collegesportsblog.dallasnews.com/2013/12/baylor-returning-more-than-5000-unsold-fiesta-bowl-tickets.html/)]LINK[/link] [quote]After failing to sell all 17,500 ...


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Whole Foods to stop selling Chobani yogurt - TejasHorn
[quote]The nation's biggest high-end grocery chain and the hottest Greek yogurt brand are parting ways. Whole Foods Market Inc. WFM -1.38% will stop selling Chobani yogurt by early 2014 to make room for more organic and GMO-free brands, according to people familiar with the matter. Whole F...


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