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It's the economy, dumkopf! - mahdragonz
I thought this old article about Germany and the financial situation would be fitting this week. It's written by Michael Lewis who did the Big Short and Moneyball. I don't think it's as much of a money issue as a political issue. http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2011/09/europe-201109 [quote...
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how to get a job at a plant? - mahdragonz
my mom is super soft-hearted and always trying to help the down trodden. well, I'm sure like other people, we have some major frick ups in our family and it seems like my cousin has decided to go clean for the hundredth time. He doesn't have any particular skills, is pushing 30 and has a kid. ...
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Are black families the leaders in getting government out of marriage? - mahdragonz
I see on this board complaining about how many black families have kids out of wedlock...and that's a problem. But then another line of logic is that government should get out of the marriage business all together, and follow a more libertarian less-government approach. So is it possible tha...
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If conservatives are good at business, why is the media liberal. - mahdragonz
So media is a business and some republicans claim their policies are good for business. They say their policies are good bc a lot of conservatives run successful companies. So if that's true, why is the media "liberal"? Wouldn't people good at business be able to easily shut down liberal id...
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Private companies (AmazonWalmart) remove unmarketable itens - problem? - mahdragonz
http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/22/politics/confederate-flag-walmart-south-carolina/index.html Private companies like Walmarks, sears, ebay and amazon decide to stop selling unmarketable items, like the confederate flag or objects that carry the symbol. What is the problem with that? Should the gov...
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OT lawyers: beer can thrown from car, breaks tenant window - mahdragonz
On this fine jazz fest day, I present you gentleman a question. Riddle me this. Lease states tenant is responsible for window maintenance. State of the window not specifically declared on walk through list. Hoopty cruising down street throws beer can through tenant window and shatters i...
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Bruce Jenner interview - mahdragonz
The wife has invited a few friends over for a small party for the Bruce Jenner interview. She came up with the idea and we are serving tacos and hotdogs. She claims it's medically relevant. (her field) I love her but her major flaw is celebrity c gossip. Popping open another beer for t...
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High tea at Windsor court - mahdragonz
My wife loves tea service and we usually go in most cities (the empress in Victoria, British Columbia, is probably one of favorites). What can we expect or should try at the Windsor court in New Orleans? I feel that in nola even the high end dining lacks a certain crispness that other cities...
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Bad neighborhood vs. good meal - what are your criteria? - mahdragonz
I was thinking of the chef from la boca who is opening a new restaurant in central city in nola. I was wondering what the boards opinion of good food in statistically crime filled areas are. For the record, my wife and I own property in central city and we know that the reputation of it doesn't ...
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Angelina Jolie is in early menopause - mahdragonz
I just sent this link to my wife. She has a history of cancer for lady parts in her family (breast, ovarian, cervical). and it gives a lot of good information on how to think about preventative surgery. I can completely understand how a woman would go this route after watching people die. I hope...
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Purloo - mahdragonz
Wife and I had dinner there a few weeks ago. The food was ok but - and there's no other way to describe this - but it had a weird energy there. Like the servers had a chip on their shoulder. It was a strange dining experience. Maybe it was an odd night. Anyone else been there/noticed that? ...
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Sarah Palin denounces Steve Scalise - mahdragonz
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/01/02/sarah-palin-scalise-defenders-like-those-who-gave-obama-pass-for-jeremiah-wright-bill-ayers-ties/ She also pasted conservative scholar and talk radio Mark Levin’s Facebook post in which Levin asked Scalise: 1. Why did you attend any meeting at...
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The Last Kings: Succession in the Persian Gulf - mahdragonz
[quote]The world has only a handful of old-fashioned kings, the kind whose subjects must follow their every command. Europe’s monarchs gave way to constitutions and elected governments long ago, as did those in Japan and Thailand. Almost all of the remaining absolute monarchs are in the oil-ric...
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Wife is cooking for Xmas: turkey recipe needed - mahdragonz
For reasons that are too stupid to go into, our Xmas traditions are turned on their ear and my wife wants to cook a turkey. We have a 15 pound turkey defrosting at the moment. She doesn't want to smoke it but wants it savory. I want to add here that my wife is not exactly the most amazing of coo...
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Why did Brees do so much running this season? - mahdragonz
It seemed that every third play Brees ran the ball instead of doing his job. I can't seem to remember him running so much in previous seasons. Ego or bad team? ...
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AJ&J's Asian bistro on magazine - mahdragonz
The wife and I went there two weeks ago and I meant to post. Nice sushi, good presentation. The decorations seem more upscale than the menu offers, but cozy. It was absolutely dead in there. One person came in for carry in but other than tha we were the only people. What's going on with thi...
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Will conservatives be surprised when landrieu wins? - mahdragonz
There seemed to be a great deal of surprise amongst conservatives when Romney lost the presidential election. Based on what I've seen and have been hearing, Landrieu has been able to motivate many people to vote for her where she is the preferred candidate. Will conservatives be surprised when C...
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Homeland Security's Future Home: A Former Mental Hospital - mahdragonz
this article is hilarious. thank goodness it's supported equally by dems and repubs, as they know crazy when they see it. [img]http://images.bwbx.io/cms/2013-07-24/feature_DHS31__02__inline605.jpg[/img] [link=(http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-07-25/homeland-securitys-future-home-...
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Gov. Bobby Jindal: Why I opposed Medicaid expansion - mahdragonz
The deals Jindal made to get the medical corridor in NOLA built relied on the expansion of Medicaid in Louisiana. But to get his GOP bona fides, he's got to pretend like he opposes it. Over/under on how long he will say he opposes it until he supports it? Maybe 6 months? You'll see several more ...
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Schindler's List on eBay - mahdragonz
[link=(http://boingboing.net/2013/07/21/schindlers-list-on-ebay.html)]LINK[/link] [quote] One of Schindler's Lists is up for auction on eBay. The starting bid for the document, 14 pages typed c.1945 by Itzhak Stern (played By Ben Kingsley in the film), is $3 million. Background at CNN. [/quote]...
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