| Political Talk|| 10 Things Right With The Old USA - TejasHorn on 9/6/14 at 7:12 am|
[quote]The U.S. is the largest and most productive economy in the world.[/quote]
[quote]In nominal terms, U.S. manufacturing output was upt to $2.1. trillion in 2013. That's a 21% increase from the low 2009 numbers.[/quote]
[quote]Today, exports are up to $196 billion per month, after they dro...
| Political Talk|| The world's forests: A (modest) environmental success story - TejasHorn on 9/5/14 at 2:24 pm|
[quote]IN 1998 Fernando Henrique Cardoso, then Brazil’s president, said he would triple the area of the Amazonian forest set aside for posterity....
| Political Talk|| July was cooler than average for U.S. - TejasHorn on 8/15/14 at 4:38 pm|
[quote]The average temperature for the contiguous U.S. during July was 73.3°F, 0.3°F below the 20th century average, ranking near the middle of the 120-year period of record. [b]This was the coolest July for the Lower-48 since 2009[/b]. The average maximum (daytime) July temperature for the contiguo...
| O-T Lounge|| Charles Manson still attracting crazy b*tches (pic included) - TejasHorn on 8/11/14 at 5:14 pm|
[quote]'I am Charles Manson's wife'[/quote]
| O-T Lounge|| Outlook for lawyers growing more grim - TejasHorn on 7/15/14 at 8:48 am|
[quote]Lawyers have been struggling for a while now, but it's gotten even worse: Half of lawyers are now making less than $62,000 a year, according to the National Association for Law Placement. [/quote]
[quote]Back in 2008, associates at big firms made $125,000 straight out of school. But by las...
| Political Talk|| Business leaders call for more immigrants - TejasHorn on 7/11/14 at 4:38 pm|
[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...
| O-T Lounge|| RIP "Unbroken" war hero Louis Zamperini - TejasHorn on 7/3/14 at 4:45 pm|
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.
| O-T Lounge|| Fairly amusing Onion video: Hipster molting season - TejasHorn on 6/25/14 at 10:01 am|
[quote]Beard Husks On Sidewalk Indicate Start Of Hipster Molting Season[/quote]
| Political Talk|| June snowstorm hammers Rockies - TejasHorn on 6/19/14 at 6:13 am|
[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...
| Money Talk|| American middle class falling way behind rest of developed world - TejasHorn on 6/11/14 at 9:16 am|
[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...
| O-T Lounge|| Worldwide, more peeps living to 100 (%-wise) - TejasHorn on 6/5/14 at 3:30 pm|
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 ...
| Political Talk|| Home ownership losing importance as "American Dream" - TejasHorn on 6/4/14 at 11:46 am|
[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]
| More Sports Board|| Mack Brown to join ESPN as analyst this fall - TejasHorn on 6/2/14 at 9:48 am|
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]
| O-T Lounge|| McDonald's new mascot, "Happy", terrifying its customers - TejasHorn on 5/20/14 at 5:10 pm|
[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 ...
| Music Board|| Stairway to Heaven: LZ or Spirit? - TejasHorn on 5/17/14 at 6:45 am|
[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]
| More Sports Board|| Most accomplished sports icon from your 'hood? - TejasHorn on 5/16/14 at 4:50 pm|
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.
| O-T Lounge|| Wichita Falls, TX drought means recycling of potty water - TejasHorn on 5/6/14 at 4:25 pm|
[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...
| O-T Lounge|| Onion article describes TD poli board (La. purchase card related) - TejasHorn on 5/1/14 at 3:15 pm|
[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...
| Money Talk|| Working from home. How to broach the subject? - TejasHorn on 4/29/14 at 8:15 am|
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...
| Political Talk|| Resegregation in the American South - TejasHorn on 4/19/14 at 11:30 am|
[quote]Sixty years after Brown v. Board of Education, the schools in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, show how separate and unequal education is coming back. [/quote]