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re: Places around BR that you think you remember - dewster
[quote]Tiger was at 6117 Airline [/quote] The climate in Louisiana doesn't seem conducive to drive-in movie theaters. It's either hotter than hell or a monsoon outside. ...


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re: Proposed Bill Would Require Women To Ask Men's Permission To Have An Abortion - dewster
[quote]If you feel "forced" to support your own kid, no matter what kind is skank you knocked up, you are a pretty shite-filled man. [/quote] If we allow women to kill their unborn child even if the father wants to keep it, I see no problem with allowing men to opt out of child support if they ...


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re: How white entitlement marred my trip to a Ferguson teach-in - dewster
[quote]Beats headphones on, lost in thought, peering out the window[/quote] She's being an inconsiderate bitch on a crowded train. She's not entitled to a seat for which she did not pay. She seems quite pissed off about that. [quote]Buoyed by his own entitlement, his own sense of white male ...


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re: What would you add to Baton Rouge - dewster
[quote]A mushroom cloud [/quote] Been there, done that. http://www.nytimes.com/1989/12/25/us/one-worker-killed-and-several-hurt-in-blast-at-louisiana-refinery.html ...


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re: spinoff: Why is game of Golf dying? What is the cause? - dewster
[quote]Fewer and fewer younger people are playing these days[/quote] This generation is largely underemployed and dirt poor. Picking up new hobbies that require expensive equipment is kind of a stretch. That said, I don't think Golf is dying. I think the temporary spike in popularity is ...


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re: What would you add to Baton Rouge - dewster
Discount airline service...and maybe a Lifetime Fitness....


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re: One councilman questionning the Library's tax renewal in EBR. - dewster
[quote]The new downtown library faced fierce opposition because, among other things, it was going to be paperless.[/quote] It was also hideous....


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re: Opinions on Kip Holden - dewster
[quote]May be it was just crazy enough to be successful [/quote] It was just too big for a city that size and would have been too costly to keep up. He should have proposed a large outdoor amphitheater and called it a day. That would have been more than sufficient. ...


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re: Opinions on Kip Holden - dewster
[quote]In case anyone forgot about Alive, check out the power point presentation in this link LINK It's so unbelievably crazy fantastically ludicrous for this city that it baffles the mind as to how anyone could have thought that such a project made sense for this city.[/quote] ALIVE was ridicu...


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re: Opinions on Kip Holden - dewster
[quote]You've never lived in Alexandria.[/quote] It's almost like the forgotten city in Louisiana. ...


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re: Opinions on Kip Holden - dewster
[quote]If you were in college in the late 90s-2007 or so, I can completely understand your opinion. However, Baton Rouge has done a complete 180 since then[/quote] I agree with this. I'd say 2004 is when we started seeing noticeable results. As far as downtown specifically, moving the state off...


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re: 19 year old girl burned alive in Mississippi Saturday night- horrific (updated) - dewster
[quote]We got Memphis news in Oxford when I was at Ole Miss. Most entertaining shite ever. And yes, very depressing. That lineup is a standard day.[/quote] Nothing standard about a girl being burned to death, but I agree that the Memphis news is depressing. I've once seen them discuss a murder...


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re: Can we have a legitimate discussion on Race Relations?...... - dewster
[quote]There will always be racial tension on some levels. Happens in Europe with regularity despite their progressive proclivities. [/quote] European soccer fans (and players) are known for not being subtle with racist rants. There was an interesting NPR discussion a few months back about this...


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re: The notorious BRPD - dewster
[quote]Baton Rouge is truly the armpit of America. [/quote] ...because Baton Rouge has some shitty cops? They aren't the only city in the country that is scrapping the barrel to staff their police force with decent applicants and they are far from the only department with poor leadership. ...


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re: The notorious BRPD - dewster
As a whole, the Baton Rouge metro's law enforcement leaves much to be desired. I think a merged setup to cover the entire parish under an elected Sheriff would be very beneficial, but politically impossible. ...


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re: Republican primaries should be Paul vs Bush--- - dewster
[quote]The Bush brand is so tarnished that I don't see anyone in their right mind putting any serious money behind Jeb.[/quote] I read just last week that the big money is starting to side with Hillary and Jeb, in that order. http://www.cnbc.com/id/102253477#....


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re: What would todays liberals have thought if they'd been around for the dust bowl? - dewster
[quote]Genetically modified foods. Archer Daniels Midland. Monsanto. Bush's fault. Halliburton. [/quote] This. Instead of helping mitigate the contributing factors, they'd be screaming that John D. Rockerfeller did it or that it was a conspiracy by the evil railroads. Pretty much the same ...


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re: Can we have a legitimate discussion on Race Relations?...... - dewster
[quote]What we really need to do is look at how our grander american culture and some of our history and policies have systematically suppressed black american economic and social development and growth[/quote] Access to good public education is [i]the[/i] civil rights issue of my generation. Sp...


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re: Can we have a legitimate discussion on Race Relations?...... - dewster
[quote]Black on Black crime is a huge problem and there have been protest especially in Chicago. [/quote] ....but it will never get half the attention that Ferguson, Trayvon Martin, or Duke Lacrosse got. One black thug gets shot after he tries to disarm a white cop, and we get riots and pro...


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re: Can we have a legitimate discussion on Race Relations?...... - dewster
[quote]for the same illegal activities suburban kids did. [/quote] This is kind of a half truth. In many cases, they are doing the same illegal activities armed with an illegal gun. ...


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