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Which of you OT ballers will purchase this $24 million Dallas penthouse? - TejasHorn
[quote]The 42-story Museum Tower condo tower within the Dallas Arts District has begun heavily marketing its prized $24 million penthouse, which will include an outdoor terrace and pool. The 9,350-square-foot home on the 42nd floor is awaiting transformation by a new owner, with the ownership g...
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Money Talk
Does homeownership make sense if you're single? - TejasHorn
Having this debate with someone at work. Renting vs. owning. Very back of envelope example... Let's say you buy a $250k house, 20% down, 20 yr mortgage at 4%. In your average Texas suburb you'll pay about $240K by the end of the loan in interest, taxes, HOA and insurance. add an extra $40K ...
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We are now entering the post-hipster era - TejasHorn
[quote]The hipster was all about being anti-establishment and doing everything that was against corporate culture. But now we’re seeing that the new millennials, these ‘yuccies,’ are working in non-traditional environments where they can wear what they want to in their work places and truly expr...
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Political Talk
Global warming vs. climate change. A quick tutorial. - TejasHorn
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...
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Texas acts to stem job flow to Louisiana - TejasHorn
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...
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Food and Drink
Trip Advisor ranks best BBQ joints & states based on user reviews - TejasHorn
[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
[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
[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...
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TX supreme court rules fracker can sue homeowner for defamation - TejasHorn
[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...
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Political Talk
Map: Most liberal and conservative towns in each state. - TejasHorn
[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...
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Music Board
RIP Cynthia Lennon (1st wife of John) - TejasHorn
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
#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...
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Movie/TV Board
Wolf Hall starts Sunday on PBS (Thomas Cromwell story) - TejasHorn
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
[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...
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Enrollment at U of Phoenix declining sharply - TejasHorn
[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...
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Burger King in Japan to offer "Flame-Grilled Perfume" - TejasHorn
[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...
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Daily millennials thread... dire straits in the job market - TejasHorn
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...
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Science says you look better after a drink - TejasHorn
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...
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More Sports
Women's skiing... U.S. staaaaacked - TejasHorn
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
[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 ...
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