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False Accusors of Stolen Valor Attack Vietnam Vet at Charlotte Airport - Spaulding Smails
What is the deal with stolen valor? The people that get off to accusing people of stolen valor and verbally/physically attacking them are literally the scum of the earth. [quote]Jack Hughes is a proud Marine and Vietnam vet who still bears the wounds from the war. The 66-year-old purple heart re...
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US Soldiers Have A Problem With Child Sex Crimes - Military Keeps it Secret - Spaulding Smails
[quote]More US soldiers are currently imprisoned in military facilities for a range of child sex offenses — from distributing child pornography to assault and rape — than for any other crime, but the military court system remains shrouded in secrecy, shielding the cases from public scrutiny, accordi...
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Will The New Star Wars Be A Repeat of Indian Jones 4? - Spaulding Smails
Given Harrison Ford's record with trying to rejuvenate his old movie sagas that made him famous, I'm not too optimistic. Also, when is the last time that JJ Abrams made a good movie? The Star Trek movies were a catastrophe and really don't even come close to Star Trek 1,2, and 3. Cloverfield was hor...
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Deficit Shrinks by $1 Trillion in Obama Era - Spaulding Smails
[quote] Strong growth in individual tax collection drove the U.S. budget deficit to a fresh Obama-era low in fiscal 2015, the Treasury Department said Thursday. For the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30 the shortfall was $439 billion, a decrease of 9%, or $44 billion, from last year. The def...
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Ben Carson Suggests Holocaust Would Have Been Less Likely if Jews Were Armed - Spaulding Smails
[quote] Republican candidate Ben Carson continued his controversial remarks about guns Thursday -- suggesting in a new interview that the Jews may have been able to diminish the likelihood of the Holocaust if they were armed. Carson made the remarks, which drew swift condemnation -- on CNN. He sai...
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Congress Bans Federal Agencies from Researching Gun Control - Spaulding Smails
[quote]But there's one thing the federal government won't study, even though it presents a clear public health threat: guns. That's because, starting in 1996, Congress imposed major restrictions on what kind of gun violence research the CDC can do. And the agency has interpreted the restrictions to ...
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"The GOP Would Have the US in Seven Wars Right Now" - Spaulding Smails
[quote]In a little-noticed White House video released last month, Obama insisted that he even knows exactly how many wars the United States would be in if he had listened to his hawkish GOP critics. “Right now, if I was taking the advice of some of the members of Congress who holler all the time, w...
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Vatican Sacks Priest After He Comes Out As Gay - Spaulding Smails
[quote] The Vatican has dismissed a priest from his Holy See job after he came out as gay and called for changes in Catholic teachings against homosexual activity ahead of a major Church meeting. Monsignor Krzystof Charamsa was removed from his position at the Congregation of the Doctrine of the F...
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Legalizing concealed guns doesn't deter crime, Texas A&M study concludes - Spaulding Smails
[quote] A new study from Texas A&M University throws cold water on that conclusion. "The idea that concealed handguns lead to less crime is at the center of much firearms legislation, but the science behind that conclusion has been murky," Texas A&M health sciences professor Charles D. Phillips sa...
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Food and Drink
Who else is excited for Eddie Jackson's show "BBQ Blitz"? - Spaulding Smails
show airs on October 9th. Looks like Eddie will tackle a wide range of BBQ recipes and mix it up with tailgate games/cultural I sure could learn a lot more about BBQ. Eddie is a great cook to learn from too :bow:...
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Miss. State fans: Does Stingray Drink? - Spaulding Smails
He looks like a guy that gets drunk as shite at the tailgates and passes out. I want to party with him if he drinks...
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Are you a homophobe and if so, Why? - Spaulding Smails
Been seeing a lot of angry people on TD lately since the KY lady got put in jail. Are you homophobic, and if so why? I am not. I believe we are all God's childern :cheers:...
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What are the OTs thoughts on having a black James Bond? - Spaulding Smails
[link=(http://www.npr.org/2015/09/04/437443485/is-the-james-bond-franchise-ready-for-a-black-007)]Black 007[/link] Personally I am ready for a change of pace. A new James Bond, especially an African American James Bond, would bring something "hip" and "fresh" to the franchise ...
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Obama Admits US Gun Laws Are His 'biggest frustration' - Spaulding Smails
[quote]Mr Obama lands in Kenya later on Friday for his first visit since becoming president. But with just 18 months left in power, he said gun control was the area where he has been "most frustrated and most stymied" since coming to power in 2009. "If you look at the number of Americans killed si...
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Will Mitch Take Down The Confederate Statues? - Spaulding Smails
He sounded very serious about it in the interview he gave. I'm sure the majority AA city council is in full support. I'm just trying to figure out where we will put them? Metairie Cemetery? ...
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Warren, McCain Introduce Bill To Bring Back Glass-Steagall - Spaulding Smails
[quote]Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) are reintroducing legislation to revive the Glass-Steagall Act, which would force big banks to split their investment and commercial banking practices. [b] Glass-Steagall was first passed in 1933 but repealed during the Clinton ad...
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Isreal Created Hamas. It Is Past Time To Boycott Divest and Sanction Israel - Spaulding Smails
It was around this time last summer that Israel started it's Operation Protective Edge against Hamas. As usual, we read our fair share of pro-Israeli propaganda here in the states slanted in favor of Isreal. It was the same lines over and over. "They fired rockets at Israel first", "Israel is just p...
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Anti-Abortion Extremists are Domestic Terrorists - Spaulding Smails
[quote] Part of Kristina Romero’s job as the regional director for several reproductive health clinics in the South, some of which offer abortion services, is to drive one of the clinic doctors to and from work. That way anti-abortion extremists can’t identify the doctor’s car. One day, as Romero ...
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More Sports
What Is The Best Way To Avoid Blackout Restrictions On MLBtv? - Spaulding Smails
I'm trying to watch the Astros on mlb tv, but I haven't found a legitimate way to get around the blackout restrictions on my apple tv or iphone. Any help is much appreciated. :cheers:...
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Bernie Sanders: U.S. 'only major country' that doesn't guarantee right to health - Spaulding Smails
[quote]A spokesman for Sanders, Michael Briggs, said Sanders was referring to nations that make up the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. We’re not sure Sanders made that entirely clear (for instance the OECD doesn’t include China or Russia, which many people would consider a maj...
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