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The original NORAD Santa tracking started by accident - pretty good story. - reverendotis
The tradition of tracking Santa Claus started when a local newspaper ran a Sears Roebuck ad with a phone number one digit off from what it was supposed to be. The number listed rang to THE red phone in the control room for predecessor to NORAD, CONAD. THE red phone that is only supposed to ring ...


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Dept. of Justice announces new interpretation of the Civil Rights Act - reverendotis
Extending protection to transgenders under Title VII of the 1964 legislation. [link=(http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2014/12/19/doj-employers-cant-discriminate-against-transgendered/)]From Breitbart[/link] [quote]This important shift will ensure that the protections of the Civil Rights...


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Hudspeth will get a look for a vacant HC job - reverendotis
Rightfully so in my opinion. How "big" of a program would give him a shot? Michigan? Florida?...


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Turd gas explosion injures 15 & knocks over a building in China - reverendotis
Shitty situation.. [quote]A cesspool filled with excrement has exploded in central China, injuring 15 people and knocking down a building, state-run media reported.[/quote] [link=(https://uk.news.yahoo.com/exploding-excrement-topples-building-china-15-injured-110955897.html)]One minute you're ...


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Something pleasant for a change - reverendotis
Shopcat IV brought her kittens out for the first time today.. [IMG]http://i61.tinypic.com/11jamv4.jpg[/IMG]...


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Asians sue Harvard - minority quotas hurting their chance at admission - reverendotis
[link=(http://mobile.businessweek.com/articles/2014-11-17/activists-sue-harvard-and-unc-for-discriminating-against-asians)]BusinessWeek article[/link] [quote]all other racial and ethnic groups are insulated from competing against high-achieving Asian Americans,” the filing said.[/quote]...


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Seafood City is-a very pretty - reverendotis
1826 North Broad [link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIXd-sFFFc4)]Time for an old school New Orleans commercial thread.[/link] It is funny how the mind works. I struggle to remember birthdays and anniversaries. It would take considerable effort to recall what I ate for lunch two days a...


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Labor Secretary Tom Perez - "We suck. We really do." - reverendotis
[quote]“I mean, we suck ... We really do,” Perez said of the $7.25 minimum hourly wage, one of the lowest among developed nations.[/quote] It is hard to find a leader this articulate. [quote]who has recently conducted a tour across the U.S. meeting with minimum wage workers. The tour involved ...


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Top 10 list - largest explosions - reverendotis
[link=(http://listverse.com/2011/11/28/top-10-biggest-explosions/)]Listverse[/link] [quote]#7 - Tsar Bomba was a hydrogen bomb developed by the Soviet Union, and tested on October 30, 1961. With a yield of 57 megatons, it was the most powerful man-made explosion ever. The bomb was actually origin...


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Lafayette man shot dead during an alleged home invasion - reverendotis
Just happened last night. There is a high probability that a homeowner on California St. in Lafayette is black. A burglar on California St. is probably black also. No guarantees on either, just speculation based on knowing this area. If the circumstances as reported turn out to be true, how ...


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Gun control laws - Mexico - reverendotis
Mexico has stricter gun control laws than the United States. In Mexico in 2010, there were 10.0 gun homicides per 100,000 population for a total of 11,309. In the same year there were 11,078 gun homicides in the US which works out to 3.5 per 100,000 population. You were nearly 3x as likel...


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the Globally Harmonized System :tinfoilhattime: - reverendotis
Was introduced to this turd nugget of a precedent at a meeting recently. [link=(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Globally_Harmonized_System)]Wikipedia link - good overview[/link] [quote]The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals or GHS is an internationally agreed-u...


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Alberta oil-sands pipeline project clears regulatory hurdle. - reverendotis
[link=(http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-12-19/enbridge-northern-gateway-pipeline-approved-with-conditions.html)]Enbridge's Northern Gateway Pipeline receives approval from Canada's National Energy Board.[/link] Happened a few weeks ago and I don't recall seeing anything posted on here. I found...


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security certificate warning on android - full site, not mobile - reverendotis
Security certificate warning started a few days ago. "Site name does not match security certificate" and when I view details, it says Akami Technologies is the certificate owner. Only on TD.com and only on my phone....


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EPA's climate change expert rooks taxpayers out of nearly $1,000,000 - reverendotis
[link=(http://investigations.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/12/16/21911592-climate-change-experts-fraud-was-crime-of-massive-proportion-say-feds?lite)]LINKY[/link] [quote]The EPA’s highest-paid employee and a leading expert on climate change deserves to go to prison for at least 30 months for lying to hi...


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Boeing's machinist union leaders refuse to let contract proposal come to a vote - reverendotis
What is at risk? Not much, just the future of the Everret assembly plant and 40,000 good paying jobs that people want. The sticking point - defined benefit pension plan. A quote from one of the local union leaders... [quote]"I believe Boeing when they say they are going elsewhere ... I don...


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Bell Helicopter chooses Lafayette for their new facility - reverendotis
[link=(http://www.KLFY.com/story/24186642/bell-helicopter-assembly-facility-coming-to-lafayette)]KLFY article[/link] Makes sense to have your helicopter assembly line adjacent to PHI & Acadian Ambulance. 115 full-time, decent paying jobs. Joey D & Bobby Jingle doing some work....


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Once upon a time, the goose drank wine, - reverendotis
the monkey chewed tobacco on the sweet potato vine, the vine broke, the monkey choked, and they all went to heaven... Finish this nursery rhyme - you will be surprised at how many different answers there will be....


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Schumacher Group lays off 31 in Lafayette - reverendotis
[link=(http://www.katc.com/news/schumacher-lays-off-31-in-lafayette/)]katc.com[/link] [link=(http://www.theadvertiser.com/article/20131028/NEWS01/310280016/Schumacher-Group-lays-off-31-employees-Lafayette?nclick_check=1)]advertiser.com[/link] [quote]Citing continuing developments in the health...


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Diebold charged under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act - reverendotis
[link=(http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/10/22/sec-diebold-bribes/3149797/)]Here is the story.[/link] Worth discussing.. 1 - I didn't know we had a [link=(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foreign_Corrupt_Practices_Act)]Foreign Corrupt Practices Act[/link]. Do other sovereign natio...


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