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Today's issue of personal responsibility: student loans - Rickety Cricket
Just read this article on CNN about parents that are on the hook for their deceased daughter's $100k (now ballooned to $200k with interest) in student loans. [link=(http://money.cnn.com/2014/07/28/pf/parents-student-loans/index.html)]LINK[/link][quote]Mason had co-signed on the $100,000 in private ...


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Bachmann: gay community wants to allow adults to prey upon children - Rickety Cricket
[link=(http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/michele-bachmann-gays-want-let-adults-freely-prey-little-children-sexually)]LINK[/link] It's a left-wing news source, so I'm sure some will discount the actual recorded conversation of her saying this: [quote]The Minnesota Republican warned that the gay...


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Baton Rouge likely to fork over $450k settlement to family of man killed by BRPD - Rickety Cricket
Submitted without comment. [link=(http://www.wbrz.com/news/exclusive-dash-cam-video-reveals-why-there-is-a-495-000-settlement/)]WBRZ Story[/link] [quote]On March 6th, 2011, Baton Rouge police officer Christopher Magee shot and killed Carlos Harris, 21, [/quote] [quote]Harris was at the bar w...


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Please explain this political cartoon for me - Rickety Cricket
Posted on DU with the headline "If anti-birth control logic was applied to men." [img]https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5536/14619873024_0f7a551d96_o.jpg[/img]...


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Nola.com releases its list of Top 10 New Orleans bars - Rickety Cricket
[link=(http://www.nola.com/bar-guide/index.ssf/2014/07/new_orleans_top_10_bars_for_20.html#incart_m-rpt-2)]LINK[/link] Arnaud's French 75 Avenue Pub Bacchanal Barley Oak Cure Erin Rose Mimi's in the Marigny The Saint Sazerac Bar Twelve Mile Limit...


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The Adventures of Pete & Pete had some pretty notable guest stars for its time - Rickety Cricket
Notable, at least, for a Nickelodeon show in the 90's. Steve Buscemi Iggy Pop Michael Stipe (REM) Kate Pierson (B-52's) David Johansen (NY Dolls) Ellen Cleghorne Chris Elliot LL Cool J Janeane Garofalo Adam West Gordon Gano (Violent Femmes) Bebe Neuwirth Sarah Shannon (Velocity Girl)...


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Immigration Activists plan to Occupy Congress - Rickety Cricket
[link=(http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/210810-immigration-group-plans-protest-in-house-office-building)]LINK[/link] [quote]The group [b]accuses Republicans of using "harsh anti-immigrant rhetoric," [/b]and says the party is using the large influx of child immigrants coming from Centra...


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Anyone have any good Rosé recently? - Rickety Cricket
Easily my favorite wine to drink during the summer, in addition to Sauvignon Blanc. Crios makes a pretty decent Rose of Malbec for like $9.00, but it can sometimes be a little too tart. I also enjoyed a Rose of Pinot Noir from Toad Hollow in Sonoma. I tend to go for the lighter Roses, the ones...


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Musical Performances that are Embarrassing to Watch - Rickety Cricket
I'm talking live performances that are truly cringeworthy. And not amateur stuff, actual bands that make you embarrassed to watch (nb4lolwsp) I submit: [link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eawL6aJ2nBc)]The Crazy World of Arthur Brown - Fire [/link] The beginning is pretty bad, but it gets unw...


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Trace Adkins this Saturday @ Blue Bayou Dixie Landing - Rickety Cricket
With special guest Gillis Silo. :dude: Anyone else going to be there? ...


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FEC Lawyer Admits to Illegally Campaigning for Obama in '12; Resigns - Rickety Cricket
[link=(http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/apr/29/investigation-fec-lawyer-used-government-job-campa/)]LINK[/link] [quote]An employee at the Federal Election Commission, the nonpartisan federal agency that oversees campaigns, has resigned after admitting to campaigning for President Obama in 2...


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Mitch Landrieu proposes Civil Service overhaul, Civil Service Unions not happy - Rickety Cricket
I've been digging to try and find more information on the changes, but my initial thought is that if the civil service unions oppose them, they must be in the best interest of the city. Here's a few links discussing the story: [link=(http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/04/new_orleans_fi...


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Brewer vetoes discrimination bill, left ridicules her anyway - Rickety Cricket
[img]http://www.creators.com/editorial_cartoons/14/28711_thumb.jpg[/img] [img]http://assets.amuniversal.com/a3ed5700821201310174005056a9545d.jpg[/img] [img]http://editorialcartoonists.com/cartoons/MilbrD/2014/MilbrD20140228_low.jpg[/img] ...


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Jeff Landry to run for Louisiana Attorney General - Rickety Cricket
[img]http://media.nola.com/politics/photo/9981978-large.jpg[/img] [link=(http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/04/landy_forms_super_pac_to_help.html)]LINK[/link] [quote]"In today's political environment it is not enough to support candidates who espouse conservative ideas," Landry said. ...


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T-Minus one week to Neutral Milk Hotel @ The Civic - Rickety Cricket
Their latest setlist from 2.13.14: Two Headed Boy Part 1 The Fool Holland 1945 A Baby for Pree / Glow Into You Gardenhead / Leave Me Alone Everything Is The King of Carrot Flowers Pt. One The King of Carrot Flowers Pts. Two & Three In the Aeroplane Over the Sea Naomi Ferris Wh...


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Turnpike Troubadours at The Varsity on March 21 - Rickety Cricket
Let's hope this show can come close to living up to the hype of the legendary 7.25.13 show. :dude:...


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Early 60's rock/pop/blues: compile your favorites here - Rickety Cricket
Allow me to kick it off with some of mine: [link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pFaX4jX3_c)]Dion - Runaround Sue[/link] [link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziLagAgoPCE)]Del Shannon - Runaway[/link] [link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttMt9SHRwsM)]Ricky Nelson - Hello Mary Lou[/link] [lin...


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34 of America's 35 most-watched fall TV shows were NFL games - Rickety Cricket
[link=(http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/01/08/34-of-americas-35-most-watched-fall-tv-shows-were-nfl-games/)]LINK[/link] [quote]According to the NFL, the average game got 17.6 million viewers, and 205 million Americans watched at least one NFL game. That represents 70 percent of the poten...


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New Orleans Saints Talk
That was an incredible win my friends - Rickety Cricket
Beyond all odds, shunning all historical statistics, they got an awesome, hard fought win. To the boys :bow:...


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Pitchfork's top 10 albums of 2013 - Rickety Cricket
Submitted without comment: 1. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires... 2. Kanye West - Yeezus 3. Disclosure - Settle 4. My Bloody Valentine - mbv 5. Danny Brown - Old 6. Deafheaven - Sunbather 7. Daft Punk - RAM 8. Majical Clouds - Imperaonator 9. Savages - Silence Yourself 10. Arcade Fire -...


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Political Talk
We knew it was inevitable: the push for single-payer begins with new bill - Rickety Cricket
[link=(http://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/recent-business/cover-more-americans-for-less-cost)]LINK[/link] [quote]Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday introduced legislation to provide health care for every American through a Medicare-for-all, single-payer system. Rep. Jim McDermott has filed a compani...


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MA state chemist tampers with over 40k criminal cases. Innocent people screwed. - Rickety Cricket
[link=(http://filmingcops.com/corrupt-government-chemist-tampered-with-40000-cases-locking-countless-innocent-americans-in-prison/)]LINK[/link] [quote]Annie Dookhan worked as a chemist for the State of Massachusetts, and it turns out she had close relations with prosecutors.[/quote] [img]http://...


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Best song from Stop Making Sense? - Rickety Cricket
Slippery People or Take Me to the River IMO Subquestion: best part of a song. My answer: the two guitar combo at the end of Found a Job. Discuss....


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Will the Giants make the playoffs? - Rickety Cricket
[link=(http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/nfl/news/20131119/new-york-giants-nfc-east-philadelphia-eagles/?eref=sihp)]LINK[/link] Right now they are 4-6. Remaining schedule: vs. Dallas at Washington at San Diego vs. Seattle at Detroit vs. Washington If they beat Dallas this weekend, they...


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Jody: Keeping your wife company and, now, cooking meth in your house - Rickety Cricket
[link=(http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/11/marrero_husband_arrives_home_t.html#incart_m-rpt-2)]LINK[/link] [quote]A Marrero man who spent three days working offshore came home to find his estranged wife holed up with another man and the makings of a meth lab. [/quote]...


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US Postal Service: $5 Billion loss for the year - Rickety Cricket
[link=(http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/11/post_office_posts_5_billion_lo.html#incart_river_default)]LINK[/link] [quote]The U.S. Postal Service says it lost $5 billion over the past 12 months. It's the seventh straight year the agency has reported a net loss.[/quote] [quote]The Postal...


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Breaking Bad: Sam Hurd Edition - Rickety Cricket
[link=(http://mmqb.si.com/2013/11/12/sam-hurd-cocaine-bust/)]LINK to SI story[/link] Pretty interesting stuff. [quote]Hurd haggled a little, knowing the price went down the more kilos he ordered. “I’ll be at 50 [kilos] a week soon, because they go like that,” he said. “I just don’t have—I just...


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Food and Drink Board
Domenica finally came through for me - Rickety Cricket
I've been four times previously, each plagued by food and/or service issues. Went Friday night to give it one last try and it finally lived up to its reputation. Awesome salami and soft cheese plate, burrata was great, as were the squid ink taglioni with blue crab and garganelli with lobster :dro...


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Pelicans Talk
Positive note: the bench gear and warmups looked great - Rickety Cricket
Really liked the New Orleans Basketball warmups and the red shoot around shirts. Pels gear >>>>> Hornets gear...


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Times Picayune: New Orleans Top 10 Restaurants of 2013 - Rickety Cricket
As compiled by Brett Anderson: Clancy's Cochon Commanders Palace Coquette Domenica Gautreau's Herbsaint La Petite Grocery MiLa Stella! Thoughts? I'm baffled by the exclusion of August and Lilette and inclusion of Domenica and La Petite. ...


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