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What's the strategy now? - uway
The goal of getting out of the group has been achieved. So do you think Klinsmann rolls out a similar lineup as the last 2 matches or goes a little more aggressive? I'm thinking he doubles down on Michael Bradley as an attacking midfielder and goes with the 4-4-2 that took it to Mexico in th...


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Why Free Play is the Best Summer School - uway
[link=(http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/06/for-better-school-results-clear-the-schedule-and-let-kids-play/373144/)]The Atlantic[/link] [quote]The more time children spend in structured, parent-guided activities, the worse their ability to work productively towards self-directed goa...


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Here are a Portugese dude's thoughts on MB - uway
[link=(https://sports.yahoo.com/video/mourinho-thinks-michael-bradley-back-020639470.html)]Jose speaks after the USA-Portugal match[/link] Thinks MB should be in a top club in Europe. So evidently he did some things in that game that were very good if one has eyes to see. After a couple of ...


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Who plays LM now? - uway
Julian Green era begins. Possibly AJ...


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What can I do for newborn kitten(s)? - uway
This young feral cat I have been feeding was pregnant two weeks ago, then this past week she wasn't pregnant, then Friday she got run over and killed. We've never seen the kittens. I assumed they died since she just showed back up without them last week (and because she herself was so young, not t...


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Variability of cost/sf when building a home - uway
I'm trying to get at how much the cost of a home actually varies based on the living area of the house. I know that choice of fixtures, amount of paved driveway, size of garage, size of porches, contractor's workload, flooring material choices, etc. go into how much a given house will cost per SF...


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Let's talk domestic help - uway
Any of you ballers hire people to help around the house and with the kids? What's been your experience with that if so? I'm about to have a basketball team of kids, and though my wife stays home with them, I was thinking of hiring a part-time nanny to come in and watch the kids for a couple of...


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Central A/C thread - uway
My compressor just went out. What's the ballpark price for a middle-class 4 ton ac unit (I'm thinking Rheem or similar) including installation (outside unit only). I'm waiting on a price from my AC guy, but is this the type of thing it's worth shopping around for? How much of a difference ...


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Lileks says goodbye to his dog - uway
[link=(http://lileks.com/bleats/archive/14/0214/020314.html)]Lileks.com[/link] For the many animal lovers of the OT. It's long but good. [quote]As I said, he’s alive as I write this. I’m going to give him more cheese now. He loves that stuff. I hate to wake him, but look at it from his perspectiv...


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Does it make sense to add a nice upper to a Stag lower? - uway
Basic info is I have a Stag Model 2 complete rifle with a cheap quad rail. It's a carbine length gun, and to be a real Operator I think I need a mid-length upper. It would be great to just buy a new complete DD, BCM, etc rifle, but that's not happening. Is it worth just switching out the up...


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Project Management software - uway
Any of you construction PMs use software other than basic Excel/Project to manage your schedules, do cost projections, etc? Wondering about MS Project Server in particular....


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White Girl Bleed A Lot - uway
Book on racial violence. [link=((Amazon Link))]http://www.amazon.com/White-Girl-Bleed-Lot-Violence-ebook/dp/B00E8NCA7G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389369140&sr=8-1&keywords=white+girl+bleed+a+lot[/link]. Subtitle: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore it I haven't read t...


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Food and Drink Board
What is the best way to transport fried food? - uway
I have to go about 25 minutes between the restaurant and a friend's camp with a couple of buckets of fried fish and french fries. What's the best way to transport it? I can think of three things to pack it in: 1. Cooler - not sure the best way to go about this 2. Cardboard box - pack tow...


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WWYD: Bad Grandpa edition - uway
He's your dad and not really a bad grandpa, but he has views you don't agree with and foists them on your kids when you're not around. How would you handle that?...


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Excel Q: how to create a link to every sheet in a workbook - uway
Have a workbook with 825 worksheets (dont ask me why. I didn't create it). I want to give the user links to every sheet from a summary sheet so that they don't have to scroll for ages to find a sheet. Anybody know an automated way to do this? I know how to create hyperlinks, but I'm not doing ...


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Did the American response to 9/11 deter further attacks? - uway
I want to see this discussed. I don't think we need to rehash whether the wars were justified on their own merits. But regardless of that, after 9/11: - Americans rallied around the flag and came together in a big way (at least this is how I remember it). - We started killing jihadis in grea...


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What's the lowdown on Houston Suburbs - uway
edit Never lived in the area. Considering Atascocita, Humble, Seabrook, La Porte I've been around Spring. it's nice, but too far from where I want to be. Are the others listed similar in regards to schools, parks, churches, etc?...


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Share your screen-free experiences - uway
Since the era of the smartphone, have you ever gone a couple of days or longer without any screen-time whatsoever? A few years ago I did a silent retreat from Friday evening to Sunday lunch with no electronics. It was great, gave me a very peaceful feeling, but that was before I had a smartphone...


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Are you good at small talk? - uway
If so, what are some of your go-to topics for small talk with new acquaintances in different situations?...


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What kind of bug is this? - uway
[IMG]http://i40.tinypic.com/1r5dl2.jpg[/IMG] That grout spacing is 1/4", for reference. I'm assuming a centipede of some sort, I just don't know that I've ever seen one like this. ...


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Music Board
Fun. is transcendental! - uway
My favorite acts are Drive-By Truckers, Lucero, and Guy Clark. My theme song is "Know-it-All" by Lagwagon. I haven't watched MTV since the early RW/RR challenge days. I don't listen to Bobby Novosad in the mornings. I HATE POP MUSIC. Or at least I thought I did. Last night I stumbled upon "So...


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To fill or not to fill, that is the question - uway
A tooth cavity in a 5 year old, that is. Who here goes along with it when the dentist wants to fill a cavity in a tooth that will fall out in a year and a half anyway? Unless it is causing the child pain, what's the point?...


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Political Talk
Pentagon Grants Itself Authority Over 'Civil Disturbances' - uway
[link=(http://www.longislandpress.com/2013/05/14/u-s-military-power-grab-goes-into-effect/)]power grab[/link] [quote]The lines blurred even further Monday as a new dynamic was introduced to the militarization of domestic law enforcement. By making a few subtle changes to a regulation in the U.S. ...


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Is it a good thing that nuclear weapons exist? - uway
I'm not asking whether it was right to bomb Japan. [link=(http://www.alternet.org/world/unimaginable-destruction-if-israel-did-attack-iran-nuclear-weapons?paging=off)]7 million Iranians[/link] Deterrence is a good thing, I guess. Just seems to me the cost is too high. There was justifiable...


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300 Whisper/Blackout history - uway
Thought this was pretty cool, from Jeff Cooper himself in 1993: [quote]J.D. Jones, the prominent advocate of pistol hunting, dropped by the other day to show us a most curious ballistic development. He has taken the 223 case, blown it out to 30 caliber and installed a match bullet inside which take...


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Money Talk
Going to withdraw my 401k - uway
But I don't follow the stock market at all. Is this an especially bad time to withdraw, i.e. does everyone and their momma know that the market should keep going up for at least the next month or so?...


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A song you love by an artist you hate - uway
And then why you don't like the artist. Jersey Girl by Tom Waits Don't like Tom Waits' voice or style. He always showed up on my Guy Clark pandora station, and I really didn't care for him. Jersey Girl is awesome, though....


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Top DHS Checkpoint Refusals - uway
[link=(http://youtu.be/u4Ku17CqdZg)]Top DHS Checkpoint refusals[/link] Would you answer their questions? I guess I would if my family was with me. Without a camera present, I don't think those scenes would have played out the same....


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Am I allowed to start a thread that links to an outside forum? - uway
Just want to give some folks a heads-up about a training course I'm going to attend, the info for which is on a different forum. I would think that could be considered free advertising for the people putting on the training, but IMO it's not that big a deal. I think I know the answer to my qu...


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Obama's efforts to increase diversity in the fed. judiciary - uway
[link=(http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2013/02/15/obama_attempting_to_change_face_of_the_judiciary_117038.html)]real clear politics[/link] [quote]Despite the delays, Obama was able to make some progress on diversity in his first term, with more black, Hispanic and openly gay federal jud...


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