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Continental Resources unwinds its crude hedges - takes $433MM gain, goes naked - sneakytiger
[link=(http://finance.yahoo.com/news/u-oil-ceo-hamm-goes-120657269.html)]Some balls on this guy[/link]...


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Buying experiences with furniture stores - sneakytiger
My wife and I have been shopping for living and dining room furniture for our new house the last 6 months, and let me say, I would have never guessed what a huge cluster frick it's been. Living in Houston I thought it would be pretty simple, there's furniture stores everywhere you look. WRONG. The...


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Ivory v. Bills or Ben Tate v. Oakland - PPC league - sneakytiger
In a pickle on this one. Tate is coming off a bad week, Ivory a great one. Bills giving up 2nd fewest points to rushers vs. Oakland who is worst in the league. ...


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Ivory or E. Royal @ flex? - sneakytiger
No ppr, 0.1 ppc league. I hate Ivory's matchup, if that game gets out of hand fast they're forced to abandon the run game. Royal seems to be hot or cold though....


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Bar fight in midtown Houston turns into fatal stabbing *update in OP - sneakytiger
Pretty crazy story that happened early Sunday morning... details are just starting to surface. The (crazy?) lady in the first link below says the victim went to LSU? This was in a very nice part of town. [link=(http://www.khou.com/story/news/local/2014/09/28/man-dies-from-stabbing-after-bar-a...


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Going to L'auberge LC this weekend - do's and don'ts? - sneakytiger
Planning on golf and pool during the day and gambling and night. Are there any decent food options on the property? ...


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Ben & Jerry's "urged" to rename offensive ice cream - sneakytiger
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-18/ben-jerry-s-mulls-renaming-hazed-confused-after-complaints.html [quote]Ben & Jerry’s is considering changing the name of its “Hazed & Confused” ice cream after anti-hazing activists complained the flavor belittled the deadly problem on college campuses.[/q...


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Sales tax deduction when itemizing taxes - sneakytiger
I live in TX (so no state income tax) and the wife and I have had some major expenses this year. We bought a receipt scanner that does a decent job of picking up and populating the tax amount in a database, so we're aren't having to manually key in each amount and we have a scanned backup in case t...


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EXXI - hitting new lows everyday - sneakytiger
[link=(http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=exxi)]EXXI[/link] What is the MB's thoughts on this stock? This stock has been getting killed since buying up the old El Paso assets. It's traded below book value for a while now. ...


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Anyone else having Verizon 4G issues in Houston? - sneakytiger
I haven't picked up a consistent 4G signal in over a week....


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How can I pull contacts off a busted phone? - sneakytiger
I recently was forced to replace my old HTC Incredible 4g due to a broken screen. The phone itself still powers up, but it's impossible to navigate, for obvious reasons. A week or two after having the new phone, I started to realize that I was missing a number of contacts that were stored in my ol...


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Wtf is this in my backyard? - sneakytiger
This is the second or third time I've seen this. Bird shit? Some crazy insect eggs? [IMG]http://i62.tinypic.com/oz4gx.jpg[/IMG] ...


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Honeymoon in Antigua - any advice? - sneakytiger
Staying at Sandals. Any must-do's or must-avoids? TIA...


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Need some quick tax planning advice - LT cap gains - sneakytiger
I'm closing on a home purchase in early January and will be cashing out some long-term investments for use as down payment. There will be some significant LT gains tax when I sell, which I want to minimize, but also defer as much as possible. My current plan is to sell in January - two questions...


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Shell shit-cans GTL plant in Geismar - sneakytiger
http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/shell-cancels-u-gas-liquids-192137415.html Unfortunate news for the SLA area and hopefully not a harbinger of more to come. SIAP....


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Flex help - I'm stumped - sneakytiger
I'm paralyzed with too many options, none really stick out. D brown, B bolden, R Helu, Colston or E royal? Current roster Lynch Ridley N Washingtodn P Garcon Do I take insurance on Ridley with Bolden? My gut says D Brown or Royal have good upside considering the matchups. Colston an...


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Anyone still use Sirius/XM? What do you pay /month? - sneakytiger
I pay close to $250 annually, ~$20/month. I've been kicking around cancelling it altogether since I mainly listen to ESPN and music that I can now get via free apps on my phone. The only thing holding me back is the NFL and CFB games, but I really only use it for that 2-3 times a year. Should I c...


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Hedgeye/Barron's take on Kinder Morgan - sneakytiger
http://blogs.barrons.com/stockstowatchtoday/2013/09/10/hedgeye-details-short-case-on-kinder-morgan/ From the same guys that slammed LINN a month or two ago. This one seems like a strecth. The maintenance capex issues are stating the obvious, but I have no idea how they can conclude 25% of KM's ...


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Universal Orlando - express tickets and other tips? - sneakytiger
I'm going to Universal Orlando for the first time in a couple weeks... any feedback on whether to buy the Express tickets or not? They cost about $250 more for a 3-day ticket. I know they don't work on all rides and I question their worth on those that they do work on - what's the OT's experience?...


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Paying cash for a new car - sneakytiger
From what I've seen quite a few MB posters say they will only pay cash when it comes to purchasing a car. What's the typical amount a dealer will discount for their "cash price" and how and when do you introduce that into the negotiation? Do you get the dealer down as low as possible and then play...


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