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Buy or Sell?: Half of millennials more likely to lean Democratic - idlewatcher
[quote]Pew Research Center surveys show that half of Millennials (50%) now describe themselves as political independents and about three-in-ten (29%) say they are not affiliated with any religion. These are at or near the highest levels of political and religious disaffiliation recorded for any gene...


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**Christmas Bonus - how much did you get?** - idlewatcher
$6,000 but only accepted 1,500. Yes sounds strange, but I have my reasons. How did you fare? Merry Christmas to all the OT'ers! :cheers:...


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For the Corvette Enthusiasts: 200mph 'Vette Stingray - idlewatcher
Was on a closed course here in Houston *supposedly* to get out the EZ tag system for the tollway connecting 10 and FM 529. A lot of racers go on these roads because they new and smooth and not much traffic. [img]http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/RfgviGMFKqdNSY6e6gVEmw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NTt3P...


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Apple REVEALS how it slips fanboi data to govts, says 'We're not Google' - idlewatcher
[quote]Apple has joined Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo!'s transparency club, releasing a detailed report on the numbers and types of requests for personal records it has received from law enforcement and government agencies around the world.[/quote] [quote]The report's Account Info...


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Owen Daniels supports Case Keenum as Texans starter - idlewatcher
Was just on 94.5 The Buzz here in Houston. Seems like the player[u]s[/u] have his back. Semi-hometown product making his first start at Reliant against the Colts :nana: Anyone think he'll still be the starter at the end of the season as well? Hopefully he's putting in work....


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What positive results have the House Oversight Committee yielded? - idlewatcher
It seems like week in week out, they are involved in an investigation, but nothing concrete ever comes of it. Fairly recent investigations just that I'm aware of that have yielded nothing but hot air: 1. Benghazi 2. IRS/Tea Party scrutiny 3. WH ACA rollout 4. F&F 5. Voter Suppression 6. P...


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Religious Exemption from ACA? - idlewatcher
Who exactly, aside of sharing ministries, would/could be exempt? This whole system is jacked up. [quote]Several groups of people are exempted by law from paying the Obamcare penalties. If the lowest-cost insurance plan is more than 8% of your income, for example, you won't be stuck with a fine i...


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More F&F fun! - idlewatcher
[b]Deadly drug cartel shootout with Mexico police linked to "grenade-walking" scandal[/b] [quote]According to a Justice Department "Significant Incident Report" filed Tuesday and obtained by CBS News, evidence connects one of the grenades to Jean Baptiste Kingery, an alleged firearms trafficker [...


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Buy or Sell? BAE Systems announces planned closing of Sealy facility - idlewatcher
[b]BAE Systems announces planned closing of Sealy facility by June 2014[/b] SEALY, Texas - BAE Systems announced Tuesday the planned closing of its Sealy facility by the end of June 2014. The facility was a production site for U.S. military tactical vehicles since 1990. A total of approxim...


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Breaking Bad: Walter White's tighty whiteys go for $10,000 - idlewatcher
One super fan must be going through serious Breaking Bad withdrawal, because someone shelled out nearly $10,000 for a pair of Walter White's tighty-whiteys. The briefs, and hundreds of other props from the hit AMC show, went on sale in an online auction on the day the show's finale aired in late ...


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School tells cop not to wear uniform to pick up his own kids - idlewatcher
[quote]An elementary school principal in Mesa, Ariz. has asked a police officer not to wear his police uniform or his gun when he picks up his daughter at school, reports local Fox affiliate KSAZ. The reason: it’s just too scary for some parents because the officer was — gasp! — carrying a gun.[/qu...


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Better game to attend for 1st timer...... - idlewatcher
UF @ LSU or ARKY @ LSU? GF *cough LA Tech grad* has been wanting to go to a game for 3 years now. We'll both be out of town for the A&M game so that one is out. I'm leaning toward UF even though Driskel is out b/c it's somewhat of a revenge game and UF usually plays us pretty well and I'm pre...


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SIAP Trindon Holliday joins Peyton Manning as a Bronco player of the month - idlewatcher
[quote]The 4-0 record and 179 points scored make it pretty obvious that the Broncos were off to a good start this season, but further evidence was provided as the NFL’s monthly awards for September were handed out on Thursday.[/quote] [quote]Peyton Manning’s 16 touchdowns and no interceptions made ...


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Update: Need an OT rating on this technique - idlewatcher
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVDDGOmsG58&feature=youtu.be)]Breakin of gf's car this morning[/link] I'm going with an OT 9.7 for being as quiet as a mouse but an OT 1.4 for not getting anything other than a pair of RayBan's :lol: Cops dusted for prints but they were negligible at best...


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Car break-in's in your 'hood? - idlewatcher
[b]Oak Forest neighbors believe criminals using gadget to unlock car doors [/b] [quote]HOUSTON -- Neighbors in Oak Forest and Mangum Manor are reaching the same conclusion after a mysterious wave of car break-ins. Dozens of victims have reported their cars being broken into in recent weeks. ...


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So what is this mysterious Syrian evidence anyway? - idlewatcher
I was expecting to be flooded with new evidence - correction [b]any [/b]evidence pointing to Al-Assad as the evil genius behind the gassing. Behind his faux emotional applique to the many children lost, what did the American people actually learn from this speech? Why is the evidence, if any evide...


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GINGERS UNITE! Redhead Festival breaks world record - idlewatcher
Annual Redhead Day festival saw thousand of ginger visitors -Held in The Netherlands for the eighth year in a row -Over 5,000 people with red hair from 80 countries attended -Red, auburn, carrot, strawberry blonde and (at least one) scarlet – all shades of ginger hair were present at this w...


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Does ESPN have an anti-LSU agenda? - idlewatcher
What is up with showing the JH33 graphic, not once, but twice and then talking about it repeatedly? They're acting like he murdered someone. Very unprofessional IMO. The politics of ESPN are only overshadowed by that of Keith Olbermann. :doublecasty@ESPN: /rant...


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OT Warning! Women sell positive pregnancy tests on Craigslist - idlewatcher
:lol: this would be a frickin nightmare for most dudes on here. [b]Women sell positive pregnancy tests on Craigslist[/b] [i]Women across the country and here in the Houston area are selling their positive pregnancy test results[/i] PEARLAND, Texas - Women across the country and here in th...


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George Zimmerman Will Ask Florida to Reimburse Him for Trial Costs - idlewatcher
[quote]State law requires the reimbursement of all but the most expensive item -- lawyers fees -- estimated at well over $1 million. The state of Florida reported the trial cost it more than $900,000, much of it for security. O'Mara said it could take four to six weeks before Zimmerman's team can n...


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Kill a Syrian bound German Islamist.... PROFIT! - idlewatcher
A German guy on LiveLeak is offering to pay USD 100 per dead Syrian bound German Islamist/terrorist (although I'm personally uncomfortable with these two words being interchangeable) that is killed in Syria during this war. 40M Muslims in Germany w/ 40,000 Islamists. Never seen a video that puts...


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Police Chase live in Houston if interested - idlewatcher
[link=(http://www.click2houston.com/news/police-chase-through-southwest-houston/-/1735978/21580294/-/ctx2a7/-/index.html)]Dumbass driver[/link]...


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This might explain why your cable bill is so high - TV's highest paid stars - idlewatcher
A full list of salaries for more than 150 stars appears in this week's of TV Guide Magazine, on newsstands Thursday, August 22! There is a new king of late night, according to TV Guide Magazine's annual survey of star salaries. And he's a very rich king. The Daily Show host Jon Stewart is now ...


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Tiger Rant
TCU thinks they are crafty: TCU to keep LSU in the dark on QB choice - idlewatcher
[quote]Perhaps borrowing a page from a fellow Big 12 head coach’s playbook ahead of a season opener against an SEC school, Gary Patterson has decided to play coy when it comes to who’s under center at the most important position on the football field.[/quote] [quote]“We won’t tell LSU who that guy ...


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Crazy Arse Ruskies - idlewatcher
If you want to go here [img]http://photos.wikimapia.org/p/00/01/67/56/71_big.jpg[/img] Expect this to happen. [link=(http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=cc3_1375657392)]Pu$$ie$[/link] 90% of these dudes would get wrecked if they were by themselves....


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NBC News’ Chuck Todd Tells MSNBC: Network’s Hillary Clinton Miniseries A “Nightm - idlewatcher
[quote]NBC News Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd went on NBC’s MSNBC Morning Joe this morning to whine about NBC Entertainment’s plans for a Hillary Clinton miniseries. “A total nightmare” for the news division, Todd called it. What’s knotting his knickers is a recent threat by Republican ...


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Brandon LaFell: Panthers reporter states that BL will be #2 WR this season - idlewatcher
to Steve Smith. Will have a breakout year. Fortunately he wasn't involved in the fights either :lol: Sorry no link, was on ESPN radio just now. Some of those catches he made during his time at LSU were incredible :geauxtigers: ...


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Money Talk
Car sale question with situation - idlewatcher
Guy A has a 1988 XJ-series Jag he wants to sell (the guy is in my office complex) Guy B (my brother) was approached by Guy A to help sell his car. Puts it up on Ebay/CL/AutoTrader etc with the information that was given to him by Guy A. Guy C (buyer) looks over the car and runs into the bank ...


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Rockets/Howard - what other superstar player do they pick up? - idlewatcher
Buzz around Houston is that DH wants to play along side not only superstar James Harden, but also another superstar. Who is available and who, in your view, should they throw their hat in the ring for? Jeremy Lin and Omer Asik are on the trading block as of today. Have a feeling that Patrick ...


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Christie not a fan of Obama as once thought - idlewatcher
[b]Christie: I didn't vote for Obama, he doesn't lead[/b] VERNON, N.J. (AP) — Republicans accused New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie of getting too cozy with President Barack Obama after Superstorm Sandy. But during a visit Friday to a Republican stronghold for one of his regular town hall meeting...


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