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asking for prayers for wife's surgery - rankintiger
My wife just went in the OR for a hysterectomy. She's only 27. So even though we already have 3 children, she's not happy about having this done. Any prayers will be greatly appreciated....


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Anyone have a link to Brandon PD or Rankin County SO frequencies? - rankintiger
There's a manhunt for 2 men in Brandon. Anybody know of a link to listen in?...


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Why are they already reporting results for Florida? - rankintiger
Why are the news channels already reporting results for Florida? The polls in the Panhandle don't close until 7:00. People that haven't voted yet could decide to just stay home or have their vote swayed one way another based on the results that are already being reported. Didn't these news folks ...


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How often does a team have fouls to give at the end? - rankintiger
This is the 2nd game I've seen State have 4 or less fouls in the final 30 seconds and be able to use them to help run time off the clock. ...


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Senate votes 93-7 to repeal military ban on beastiality - rankintiger
The Senate passed the Defense Authorization Bill on Dec 1. It includes a provision that would repeal the following section of the UCMJ - 925. ART. 125. SODOMY (a) Any person subject to this chapter who engages in unnatural carnal copulation with another person of the same or opposite sex or wi...


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Cash for Batteries - rankintiger
I had an old car battery sitting around that I had not gotten rid of yet. I saw an ad today for a place in jackson that said they pay cash for used batteries. I took it to him and got $8. I'm happy because its off my carport and I got an easy 8 bucks. But how much is he going to sell it for?...


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Statement from SEC officials - rankintiger
Marcello, the Clarion Ledger's MSU reporter, tweeted a link from the head SEC official. My work computer blocked the link. Anybody care to post that statment on here? TIA...


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where does this rank on Biden's gaffe list? - rankintiger
According to Ed Henry, the VP played golf in Delaware today. I know he's not nearly as hands-on as our previous VP, but shouldn't he have a political advisor tell him this was not the best day for golf? ...


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another Irene vs Katrina thread - rankintiger
Irene first made landfall about 17 hours ago. We all agree comparing them is worse than apples and oranges but how many deaths and how much damage had occurred 17 hours into Katrina vs the minimal damage so far today? And let's just hope we can still say minimal damage tomorrow night....


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WWE is in Jackson tonight - rankintiger
Who else is headed to the coliseum for Raw live? Free military ticket FTW...


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Any OTers at Kadena AB getting ready for Typhoon Muifa? - rankintiger
Typhoon Muifa is due to hit Kadena Airbase, Japan as a Cat 4 later this week. Japan just can't catch a break this year, can they?...


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Why is NYC called The Big Apple? - rankintiger
I'm helping teach the 5 year olds in Vacation Bible School this week. This year's theme is The Big Apple. So one of the other teachers asked why New York City is known as The Big Apple. She had googled it and found several theories, everything from a brothel to horse racing. What is the genera...


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what shoukd i eat for breakfast before my fitness test in the morning? - rankintiger
I have my air force fitness test at 8:00 in the morning. What's the best thing to eat to be ready to run that early? I'm never sure of what, how much, or when to eat when I have to run in the mornings. ...


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Who will replace Beck next month and how far will the ratings fall? - rankintiger
Any guesses on who Roger Ailes will put in Beck's time slot after next Thursday? He has dominated that hour of cable news more than anyone ever imagined possible. IMO, the only way they get comparable ratings would be to bring in someone just as polarizing like Boortz or another radio personality. I...


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Early US voting process - rankintiger
A famous historian (who shall remain nameless for now, to keep the thread on track) just said that in the early days of the country, no one could nominate themself to run for political office. Voters simply went into the polling place and wrote down who they wanted to be in each office. Then, the ...


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Any sleep study experiences? - rankintiger
I've worked crazy shifts for the last 10 years and feel like it may be starting to take a toll on me. So I decided to get a referral for a sleep study. (Besides the fact that sleep problems run in my family.) I had the study done last night and really wasn't sure what to expect. I knew I would b...


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Another animal crossing the road story - rankintiger
To tag onto the thread about the guy getting killed helping ducks cross the highway - I drove into my neighborhood this morning, when the car in front of me, already driving too slow, stops and a car approaching us pulled over in the grass. When the car in front of me finally starts moving, I r...


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Trail of Honor this weekend in Jackson - rankintiger
The 9th annual Trail of Honor, a tribute to veterans with the Traveling Vietnam Wall, is this weekend at the Harley Davidson shop in Jackson. [link=(http://www.trailofhonor.org)]Trail of Honor[/link] [link=(http://www.facebook.com/pages/Trail-of-Honor/145963995473697?sk=wall)]Facebook page[/li...


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blackberry help - rankintiger
I switched to cell south this week and got a blackberry bold. It worked fine till yesterday when it quit playing all audio - ring tones, music, you tube, etc. Once it told me that it can't play audio with the alerts on, but it usually just says there is an error trying to play it. I've tried to turn...


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Baby's coming home from nicu today - rankintiger
Our 3rd child decided to come a few weeks early. She was born last wednesday and has been in nicu ever since. But the dr called this morning and said she gets to come home today. :)...


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Wife's water broke this morning at 34 weeks - rankintiger
My wife woke me up at 5 this morning saying she thought her water broke. She's only 34 and a half weeks along. We were hoping it was a false alarm but it looks like we're having a baby today, ready or not. :)...


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What makes a song 'patriotic'? - rankintiger
I don't post much here, but thought this FB status was worthy of the Poliboard. What makes a song patriotic? Can a song be deemed patriotic based on historical importance even if the songwriter had a different intent, or do the lyrics have to say how great America is in some way or another? Her...


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Championship Tour - rankintiger
The Saints Championship Tour will be in Jackson today. Anyone planning on going or been to one of the previous locations? I'm wondering if my 2 year old will get anything out of it....


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filling out baby book - rankintiger
Our baby girl was born at 2:22 this afternoon. The nurse just came to take her back to the nursery for the night. But instead of sleeping, Momma is filling out her baby book. It wants us to list current technological advances. What memorable items does the OT think we should include?...


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