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Quantum of Solace - bluestem75
Just watched Casino Royale and Quantum back to back this weekend. I seriously don't get all of the hate for QOS. Entertainment Weekly had it ranked as one of the worst Bond movies ever made behind duds like Moonraker, The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day, A View to a Kill, and License to Kill....


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Can Lerner even take the 5th in this situation? - bluestem75
[quote][b]No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury[/b], except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be s...


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Who would you vote for? (Oscars) - bluestem75
If you were an Academy member, who would you vote for? (This is NOT a prediction thread, but more of a how you would fill out your ballot thing) [b]Best Picture[/b] American Hustle Captain Phillips Dallas Buyers Club Gravity Her Nebraska Philomena 12 Years a Slave The Wolf of Wall Street...


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Defeated skaters Virtue, Moir question coach's loyalty - bluestem75
What is up with the Canadians this year? They are whining about everything this time. Very unusual for them. First, the Russians were heating up the luge track. Now this. [link=(http://sports.yahoo.com/news/defeated-skaters-virtue-moir-coach-39-loyalty-153930406--oly.html)]LINK[/link]...


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What is it about that NEZ? - bluestem75
Jennings's game winner reminded me of Mauck's vs. UGA in '03--almost same exact spot. I don't know what it is, but I feel like we've won more games with a decisive score than than the SEZ (Notable exceptions: '97 Fla and '07 Fla). Here are some other thrillers that ended with Tiger wins where th...


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Obama blaming Repubs for Obamacare Failure in 5,4,3,2,... - bluestem75
...1: [link=(http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-says-republicans-share-some-blame-for-health-care-laws-failures/2013/11/19/fd096888-5136-11e3-a7f0-b790929232e1_story.html)]LINK[/link] [quote]Obama said that fixes to the HealthCare.gov Web portal are underway and that the exchange wil...


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EW Article about Kennedy Fatigue - bluestem75
As a Dallas native, I've been inundated with the Kennedy assassination my whole life. As the 50th anniversary approaches, I can't help but feel bothered by the celebration of the gross public murder of a poltical figure and our morbid obsession with it. I find it macabre and disturbing. This ar...


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Question for Obama re: "altering" ACA promise - bluestem75
I have one question for the president. Can people go back to the polls that are open today and say, "What I meant by voting for Obama was to actually vote for Romney"? Or maybe "My vote for Obama counts only if I get to keep my insurance plan"? [link=(http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/1...


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The most negative op-ed I've ever read - bluestem75
David Rothkopf has this to say about the shutdown: [link=(http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/16/opinion/rothkopf-five-reasons-washington/index.html?hpt=hp_c2#cnn-disqus-area)]LINK[/link] [quote]Gerrymandering has caused House districts to be essentially "owned" by one party or the other. That makes ge...


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Couldn't I sue the Fed Govt. for... (Obamacare) - bluestem75
...charging me more in one state for the same product as someone else in another? "The cheapest “bronze” plan, the lowest level of coverage in most exchanges, would cost from $119 per month in Tennessee to $286 in Wyoming." "The report also highlights the impact on a working family of four wit...


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Obama VERY popular... - bluestem75
...with everyone except the Americans who voted him into office. :rolleyes: [link=(http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2013/09/03/andrew-kohut-on-obama-and-world-popularity/2755389/)]LINK[/link]...


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About that SEC scheduling controversy... - bluestem75
I began thinking the other day that the justification for scheduling LSU and UGA this year was to have the "Mettenberger goes back to Georgia" headline. I'm not saying that it's a good enough reason to pull UGA off of Bama's schedule (as an SEC championship rematch in Athens is just as enticing),...


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Cowboys Stadium temperature - bluestem75
Was it just me or was it hot as hell inside that stadium on Sat? I've never sweat so much in a domed stadium....


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SI Ranks the mascots... - bluestem75
...and has Mike at #3. The two he's behind aren't bad mascots, but, I have to say... REALLY? [link=(http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/college-football/photos/1308/the-best-college-mascots/?eref=sircrc#/college-football/photos/1308/the-best-college-mascots/1/)]LINK[/link]...


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Godfather vs. Cabaret (1972 Oscars) - bluestem75
The Godfather is considered by many to be one of the greatest filsm of all time. I'm not setting up this thread to dispute that opinion; I've just always found it interesting that Cabaret swamped it at the 1972 Oscars. Cabaret won 8 trophies that night; The Godfather, only 3. In head-to-head ca...


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Orange is the New Black - bluestem75
I'm watching this on Netflix and loving it (only 4 episodes in)! Anyone else? Thoughts?...


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John Boehner: No House vote on Senate immigration bill - bluestem75
Boehner pulls a Harry Reid on Harry Reid! [link=(http://www.politico.com/story/2013/07/john-boehner-house-immigration-vote-93845.html?hp=l3_b2)]LINK[/link] [quote]"I’ve made it clear and I’ll make it clear again, the House does not intend to take up the Senate bill,” Boehner said Monday. “The ...


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My employer just announced... (Obamacare) - bluestem75
...that our insurance as it stands now complies with the ACA, BUT... [quote]the cost pressure of reform has caused us to evaluate our health plan design for 2014[/quote] AND [quote]One of the biggest changes to our medical plan is the level of personal responsibility it will now require[/qu...


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Looking for 2 ADA seats for LSU-TCU - bluestem75
email: bluestem75@yahoo.com Thx!...


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Need a New TV Show - bluestem75
I've run through all of the avail DVDs for Mad Men and Game of Thrones on Netflix. I could use some suggestions. Other shows I dig: Lost BSG Burn Notice Big Bang Theory Friends Seinfeld Shows I tried but didn't get/like: The Office Modern Family Portlandia Breaking Bad The Sopranos...


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Interesting Result for Dallas City Elections Concerning Hispanics - bluestem75
The results from the recent city council elections here in Dallas actually bucked the gerrymandering in favor of Hispanics: [quote]This election cycle followed a redistricting designed in part to give Hispanic residents at least four seats on the City Council.[/quote] However, two white males ...


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Tired of this Liberal argument - bluestem75
I'm just slackjawed at my liberal friends' assertions that what's going on in the Obama administration is not as bad as: Nixon--he was a liar and a criminal Reagan--Iran/Contra Bush--because more embassies were attacked during his admin Look--all of those were messes, but I NEVER heard o...


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Soapdish (1991) - bluestem75
Saw the "Clue" post and, as I was trying to think of a quote to post, my mind pulled up the word: Kopfigschlagen Anyone else seen this one? I think it's another hidden gem--very quotable, too. [link=(http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102951/?ref_=sr_1)]IMDB LINK[/link]...


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Is Pixar falling off? - bluestem75
I haven't been impressesd with a Pixar film since [i]Ratatouille[/i]. I would say that they haven't released a truly great film since [i]The Incredibles[/i]. I simply don't understand all the affection for [i]Up[/i]. I've never seen more people talk about how much they love the first ten minute...


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ACLU says Reid’s gun legislation could threaten privacy rights, civil liberties - bluestem75
Well, well, well... Who woulda thunk it? [link=(http://dailycaller.com/2013/04/04/exclusive-aclu-says-reids-gun-legislation-could-threaten-privacy-rights-civil-liberties/)]LINK[/link]...


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Extended Edition Hobbit? - bluestem75
Anyone know if there's going to be one?...


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Tiger Rant
For those who want to boycott his game and decline the invite... - bluestem75
The philosophy of Alleva and CLM has always been WE WILL PLAY ANYONE ANYWHERE. They let the other teams jostle and gripe about matchups and play the prima donna. I am grateful that our coach and AD have enough class not to whine about rematches (whether they beg for one--Bama--or gripe about one...


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A Note About Slipping to the Peach in 2005... - bluestem75
We were matched up against a 9-2 Miami. The matchup softened the blow; it was the best matchup that year. Cap One--Wisconisn and Auburn (snooze) Gator--SEC not tied in Outback--Florida vs. Iowa Cotton--Bama vs. Texas Tech (still played in Fair Park) Only one SEC team made the BCS that year--...


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Anyone else think this Arky move smells desperate? - bluestem75
Seriously, going after a coach in its own division? I realize Ole Miss picked up Nutt, but that was AFTER Arky fired him. Saban was gone from LSU for two seasons before taking the job at Bama. Those two situations are different. I don't really understand this move... ...


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The Lady Gaga of Bond films - bluestem75
Most critics are hailing [i]Skyfall[/i] as the best Bond ever. I don't think it holds a candle to [i]Casino Royale[/i] for one reason: Just like Lady Gaga, it's one of the biggest hack jobs I've ever seen. It borrows plot points from no less than five other films. Silva's escape scene is lif...


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