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What has obama done right? - thetempleowl
Kill Bin Laden? He actually made the go call on that. Outside of that, I am having a difficult time thinking of much. Healthcare is a disaster. Foreign policy is a disaster. Cash for clunkers? IRS? I'm really struggling to find a policy idea that his administration has advanced th...


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Should health insurance pay for alternative medicine? - thetempleowl
Now before anyone says anything, first of all, understand that if you say yes, this will increase the cost of healthcare tremendously. Perhaps I should say that this does increase the cost of healthcare for all. Just an fyi, since Florida redid their statutes for accident coverage, do you re...


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Most stable RAID - thetempleowl
For large terabyte hard drives, raid five is not recommended. This would be for an 8 drive 3tb per drive system. So, we would be between RAID 1, 6, or 10. RAID 1 would just be mirrored drives. You could combine these drives into one large drive with windows. This would mean you lose...


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Most ridiculous alternative medicine ideas you have ever come in contact with... - thetempleowl
Ear candling However there are crazier ones out there that I have never come in contact with... http://rockitqueen.blogspot.com/2008/05/13-dumbest-therapies.html...


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Will there be another dark age? - thetempleowl
At the end of the bronze age, there was a major collapse of society. This has been blamed on a multitude of reasons, but humanity in general took at least a step back after making large strides forward. At the end of the roman empire, again the world was plunged into a second dark age. I find...


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Days are getting longer, ie the rotation of the earth is slowing... - thetempleowl
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/earth-rotation-summer-solstice/ http://www.physlink.com/Education/AskExperts/ae695.cfm From imparting increasing energy to the moon, the days are longer. 4.5 billion years ago it could have been as short as 6 hours. As recently as 620 million yea...


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9 kidnappers threaten to "torcher" - thetempleowl
http://news.yahoo.com/9-indicted-kidnapping-nc-prosecutors-father-082458231.html [quote] On April 9, Janssen's wife received a photo of him tied up in a chair along with a message: "Tomorrow we call you again an (sic) if you can not tell me where my things are at tomorrow i will start torchering....


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Do you want to decrease your daughters chances of developing cervical cancer? - thetempleowl
I think just about everyone can agree that this would be a good thing. One can decrease a womans chances of developing a high risk lesion by 45% and all other types of lesions by about 35%. And it is easy. Just vaccinate children against the hpv vaccine. http://www.medpagetoday.com/Infec...


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Carville leper colony - thetempleowl
I have to tell you the idea of a leper colony in the us for what is still not a very well understood disease is fascinating. I understand it has pretty much closed down and is now used by the national guard with few if any people still on it. The last thing I saw was a bbc article from 2010. ...


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cypress tree has branches bent during ice storm - thetempleowl
OK, posted this on the OT, but surprise, I didn't get any reasonable advice. I got a pics or it didn't happen, and am currently waiting for someone to suggest to piihb. Anyways, I have a couple of young cypress trees. The ice storm obviously bent them over quite a bit, but the have for the most...


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Branches of Cypress bent during ice storm. - thetempleowl
The ice storm damaged many trees and broke many branches, but some young cypress trees survived fine. Some of the branches are not following their typical growth pattern but remain bent out at about a 90 degree angle. I guess I have to tie them up to get them growing back to normal. Do I ...


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Home golf simulators - thetempleowl
OK, building a man cave and wish to put in an indoor golf simulator. Something accurate, something that would improve my game, and something fun. There are many different kinds out there from the low priced golf launch pad to the much higher priced ones. Now I know this is the OT and everyone c...


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The costs of defending criminals (2 million in the Arias case alone to date) - thetempleowl
Well, the costs for defedning Jody Arias is out and thus far it has cost the tax payers of that county over 2 million dollars in attorney fees, witnesses, etc. That seems pretty steep. Obviously indigent people should be allowed a defense, but a defense costing this much seems a bit much. ...


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discussing the legality of demonic possession... - thetempleowl
Calm down. This is not perhaps your typically thought discussion on the matter. I suppose that religion will have to get involved, but this is not meant to be a religious thread. It is more about the legality of such a thing. Also, what happens if the believed to be demonically possessed per...


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ACLU alleges comically unconstitutional religious harassment in rural Louisiana - thetempleowl
http://news.yahoo.com/aclu-alleges-comically-unconstitutional-religious-harassment-rural-louisiana-141242881.html [quote]includes fill-in-the-blank questions on her tests such as “ISN’T IT AMAZING WHAT THE _____________ HAS MADE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” The ACLU claims that the credite...


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Do poor people have themselves to blame? - thetempleowl
Just an interesting question. Are poor people poor because they are stupid/lazy/addicted to drugs/etc? Basically is it their fault? Is the protestant work ethic still true to a large degree? Do smart people even born of crap parents tend to rise up in their work ranks, whether that wor...


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was Jefferson Davis guilty of treason? - thetempleowl
Posting from my phone, but curious how people feel currently. He was arrested after the war and imprisoned in Virginia for two years before being freed on bail. He was never tried and lived out much of the remainder of his life in Mississippi, though he traveled quite a bit. I think he died...


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98-year-old photo negatives discovered in Antarctica - thetempleowl
A bit of an interesting story for all here about photos found that were frozen. [quote]In 1915, an ill-fated expedition known as the Ross Sea Party took to the New Zealand side of Antarctica to establish supply depots for explorers. After their ship broke loose from the moorings, the six men we...


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brees or foles? - thetempleowl
This is for the championship. I obviously have been riding brees. I picked up foles early on for a bye week replacement and held on to him. Brees tore up Carolina at home. But he doesn't do as well on the road. Foles has a weakened Chicago defense. If Dallas wins, outcome of eagles game do...


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Brees or Foles at qb? - thetempleowl
I almost always live by a simple rule. You never sit your studs. However, the question here is foles could certainly be considered a stud as well. Then we have Brees against Carolina which has been tough the whole year or Foles against a somewhat weak lions defense. I am torn here. I ...


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Kids stink, teacher may get in trouble... - thetempleowl
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/oddnews/pre-k-teacher-sends-note-complaining-about-students%E2%80%99-%E2%80%98unpleasant-smells%E2%80%99-201931723.html [quote]Some parents of students at the B.U.I.L.D. Academy in Buffalo, New York had complaints of their own after receiving a handwritten complaint le...


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Tate, Brown, or Woodhead - thetempleowl
You get a choice of two to keep. You don't need them now, you want them ready for the playoffs. I am thinking Tate (ribs are healing) and Brown. I know woodhead is a solid player. This is non ppr, but he still gets decent production of close to 10 points a game. I am concerned that they m...


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Ellington, James, or Woodhead - thetempleowl
Pick two rbs. I am thinking Ellington and Woodhead. Ellington they way will get 20 touches. Woodhead will be in much of game since they will be passing against denver. What do you guys think?...


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mcfadden, woodhead, James, Brown or ellington - thetempleowl
OK, I need to keep three. Which three. Darren Mcfadden, Danny Woodhead, Mike James, Andre Ellington, and Andre Brown. Mcfadden is ending up hurt not frequently. James seems to be good, but the offense hasn't scored much, Andre Ellington is seemingly electric, he just hasn't played as much ...


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Whose fault is the shutdown? - thetempleowl
In most of the major news sources it is being reported that the republicans are shutting down the government unless obamacare gets stopped. However, others are saying it is both parties fault. A few are saying the republicans want to discuss the situation with the democrats, but Harry Reid jus...


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scraping the bottom of the running back pool... - thetempleowl
Well, I'm in a 12 team league that is essentially a 2 qb team. I need a running back. And we only have 2 bench spots with no ir spot. I have Mcfadden and D Richardson as my running backs. I know I drafted them late. As far as what I can have, I picked up Mcgahee after the browns picked ...


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Ethical questions of defended self and home... - thetempleowl
Some on the board happen to feel that if someone is in your home illegally at night and stealing someone, you should be allowed to shoot and kill him. Some feel that if criminal has your belongings, you should be able to shoot if you feel you are unlikely to get those stolen items back. Some f...


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Finally the dems and repubs politicians can agree on something... - thetempleowl
[quote]The center lives. Bipartisanship is not dead, as Democratic and Republican congressional leaders rally around the National Security Agency's big data grab.[/quote] http://news.yahoo.com/washington-edward-snowden-problem-064600628.html They can agree on guns, they can't agree on drugs, t...


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big omnipotent government both a republican and democratic thing - thetempleowl
I know everyone here is just laughing it up. The mistakes that our government have been making recently are mind bottling (blades of glory reference). However, what one needs to understand is that this is not a democratic thing. This is not a republican thing. This is a government thing. The ...


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Our government stores every call, text, and email. Thank God. - thetempleowl
I keep thinking thank God we have a good government. One that would never do anything untoward. I mean wouldn't it be horrible if the government actually was malignant? I mean thank God they are doing everything to protect us. Just look at this little tidbit... [quote]BURNETT: Tim, is there...


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