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Book board: What the hell has happened to the Forgotten Realms books? - Bard
I got my start reading novels with Salvatore's Dark Elf series back in the early-mid 90's and quickly sped through whatever other books were set in the FR world. Over the past couple of decades I've enjoyed the various titles quite a bit. The other night I realized I was just about at the end of t...
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Wait... What? - Bank of Japan Adopts Negative Interest Rate - Bard
[link=(http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/30/business/international/japan-interest-rate.html)]LINK[/link] [quote]HONG KONG — As Japan’s economic doldrums have lingered over the years, its leaders have tried a number of tricks, from ramping up government spending to flooding the financial system with ...
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Well, at least they are looking at everything... - Bard
[link=(http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/01/dardenne_hotel_online_booking.html)]Edwards administration nixes mandatory use of hotelplanner.com[/link] [quote]Louisiana Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne has ended the state's use of an online hotel booking portal that state emplo...
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Flint, MI - Educate me - Bard
I've seen and heard a lot of complaining about the Governor in reference to the water issue, but I haven't heard anyone complaining about the head of the water dept, the Mayor, nor any other city official and I would think the city officials would be the most culpable. What's the argument for bla...
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Unofficial "Shizzy About To Go Down in Europe" thread -UPDATED - Bard
Anyone taking an [b][i]honest[/i][/b] look at the refugee situation in Europe can't help but come to the conclusion that moving so many people from so different a culture so quickly into such a small area isn't working out and that bad trouble is coming for much of Europe. There are many contributi...
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Market Drop Tuesday - Bard
Since the beginning of the New Year we've seen the market have its worst opening of almost any year on record. This is fueled by multiple things: 1. Interest rates going up after being so low for so long 2. In the middle of the biggest oil slump in at least a decade, Iran is about to enter th...
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Diversity - Bard
Look at the incredible amount of diversity sitting in the seats of honor behind the President for his speech at McKinley. [img]http://theadvocate.com/csp/mediapool/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=gNoRnyq2uLFa6pDr8OVeI8$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtHlXAFjgRZWhM4dq8LOB00WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lv...
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And so it begins... - Bard
[link=(http://abc7chicago.com/news/store-employee-shoots-2-armed-robbery-suspects/1157778/)]Time to make the chimi-fricking-changas[/link] [quote]CHICAGO (WLS) -- Two robbery suspects were shot by an employee at a cell phone store in the Jeffrey Manor neighborhood on Chicago's South Side. The T...
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Presidntial Traffic in BR Tomorrow - Bard
[u][b]tl;dr version[/b][/u]: I called DOTD to see which roads would be closed and when (so I can avoid that area), was told they had no info and to call the state's Homeland Security. Called them, they said they had no info and to call DOTD. :banghead:...
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The Hammonds in Oregon in a nutshell and a question for Poli lawyers - Bard
Dwight Hammond, 73, and Steven Hammond, 46, have been charged with arson for fires they said they lit in 2001 and 2006 in order to reduce the growth of invasive plants and protect their property from wildfires. The fires crossed into federal land managed by the Bureau of Land Management, but the Ham...
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How To Tell When You Should Drop Out of a Political Race - Bard
[link=(http://www.politico.com/story/2015/12/martin-omalley-iowa-event-217193)]When only one person shows up at your campaign event...[/link] [quote] Amid a vicious winter storm on Monday that forced some presidential campaigns to cancel their scheduled stops in Iowa, only Martin O'Malley decided ...
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Maybe I'm Missing Something (re: Oil Exports) - Bard
With the lifting of the 40yr ban on oil exports, lots of oilfield folks on my FB are damned near giddy with excitement. What I don't get about their excitement is that the reason prices at the pump are so low is due to a GLOBAL surplus. How does being allowed to export oil help? If anything, a...
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Maine Kicks Freeloaders Off Government Tit - Bard
[link=(http://www.usworldreport.com/maine-drops-9000-from-food-stamps-after-they-refuse-to-comply-with-work-requirement/#)]LINK[/link] [quote]Republican Gov. Paul LePage recently began enforcing Maine’s volunteer and work requirements for food stamp SNAP recipients to keep their benefits. The end...
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Canadian Stabbing - Plus bonus WYSI - Bard
[link=(http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/toronto-business-woman-wanted-stabbing-drug-store-article-1.2466143)]Would You Stab It?[/link] [quote]From business woman to armed and dangerous. A highly regarded Ontario financier is wanted on suspicion of the unprovoked stabbing of a stranger at ...
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Presidential Address In-Game Thread - Bard
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Maybe this is all about a youtube video... - Bard
Too soon?...
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ACLU Steps Up in Mizzou Issue - Bard
[link=(http://www.daily-chronicle.com/2015/11/12/aclu-missouri-needs-to-protect-students-free-speech-rights/a30bytu/)]LINK[/link] [quote]COLUMBIA, Mo. – Free speech advocates are expressing concern that instructions from University of Missouri police on how students should report “hateful and/or hu...
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Jindal Challenges Cruz to Debate - Bard
[link=(https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2015/11/06/jindal-challenges-cruz-to-a-debate/)]Dear 8-pound, 6-ounce Baby Jesus let this happen[/link] [quote]Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) on Friday challenged his 2016 rival, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), to a one-on-one debate next week ...
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Harry Reid Supports Ryan as Speaker - Bard
[link=(http://www.politico.com/blogs/the-gavel/2015/10/harry-reid-endorse-paul-ryan-house-speaker-214970)]LINK[/link] [quote]Harry Reid just gave Paul Ryan an unwelcome endorsement for speaker. The Democratic leader offered his surprise backing for Ryan (R-Wis.) to assume the House speakershi...
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Verizon was rocking Death Valley over the weekend! - Bard
The wife and I just switched to Verizon (me from Sprint, she from TMobile). We went to the Florida game over the weekend and Verizon had their shite so together that the wife was streaming the end of the Alabama game while we watched LSU kick off. I don't if they plan on ramping up connectivity ...
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