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re: I-12 East totally blocked at Holden, 18-wheeler in the trees, car on fire - dewster
[i]Another[/i] 18 wheeler accident? They might need to restrict the speed of those big rigs and make them stay in the right lane. It helped make the I-10 causeway over the swamp between Baton Rouge and Lafayette much safer. ...


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re: Which Dodge dealers have you had the best experience with? - dewster
[quote]Dodge[/quote] Solid choice for trucks. Their new diesels look promising. OP....there are a few helpful thread on here highlighting tactics for purchasing a vehicle. You should take a look at them if you have time. ...


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re: Live comfortably on $55,000 per year? - dewster
A single guy on the gulf coast could probably live comfortably on that salary and still put away a lot of cash. It's not ideal, but I know families of 5 that get by on $65,000. Whatever you do, don't fall into the trap of having to have the nicest clothes, the fanciest vacation, and a bra...


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re: Powerful forces all lining up to stop St. George - dewster
Is anyone else a little surprised they still do Easter celebrations in public schools? ...


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re: Are you scared more by venomous snakes or spiders or do neither of them frighten - dewster
[quote]Rattlesnake Den[/quote] If there was ever an excuse to buy a flame thrower........


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re: Are you scared more by venomous snakes or spiders or do neither of them frighten - dewster
Snakes by a country mile. ...


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re: What business phrases do you hear too often at work? - dewster
I've seen and heard and our company slogan one too many times. They spent a lot of money coming up with this somehow, and when they unveiled it last year, there was total silence and a few laughs in the auditorium. ...


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re: Dipped ice cream cones from McDonalds - dewster
Doesn't matter. Their machine won't be working when you order it. ...


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re: BLM now taking land from TX rancher....but he owns his land - UPDATED - dewster
[quote]Good luck finding .380 ammo [/quote] Ammo has gotten expensive and more scarce up here too. When I see it in stock, I buy 100 or so rounds because I assume prices are going up. I guess everyone else does this too. Not that I'm trying to plan some kind of rebellion.....just trying to...


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re: Car spinoff: Is there any reason to buy any other SUV besides a Land Cruiser? - dewster
I hope you like it. The inside looks great.....I just don't care for the exterior. Maybe the Z71 version will appeal to me. Either way, I'm sure it's a great truck. The newest Sierra pickup is growing on me. That's a nice looking rig. I think the one I like is the "All Terrain" model. ...


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re: Car spinoff: Is there any reason to buy any other SUV besides a Land Cruiser? - dewster
I am with you on the Suburban argument. I'm not a fan of the newest model, but I've had incredible luck with GM full sized trucks in the past. The Suburban can haul anything I need, tows 5 tons, and based on my experience they should last 10 years with decent maintenance. They've been selling...


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re: Front page CNN Opinion- Right Wing Terrorists more dangerous than Jihadists - dewster
[quote]According to guilty white liberals the most dangerous people in the world are white, conservative, straight males. This is not a new phenomenon for this lowest of political worms.[/quote] So you have seen Rex's thread on crazy gun-owning mofo's?...


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re: Front page CNN Opinion- Right Wing Terrorists more dangerous than Jihadists - dewster
My Facebook feed has blown up over the past few days. People are still emotional about it and should be. Logic kind of takes a back seat until emotions subside. Don't expect a liberal of any type to openly discuss the colossal problem we have with black on black crime in urban areas - esp...


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re: Front page CNN Opinion- Right Wing Terrorists more dangerous than Jihadists - dewster
White conservatives should be feared and hated. That's the thesis here. Sorry for the spoiler. This editorial is bait for someone who thinks white conservatives should be rounded up and put into camps. Rex will probably love it. ...


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re: Is it time to ban bicycles from public roads??? - dewster
Vehicular lanes on public streets should be for motorized vehicles whose operators pay registration and insurance and don't hog lane capacity for exercise. None of them follow the rules up here either. We have paved bike trails setup that are paid for by the local parks and recreation budget...


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re: The Blues of Living in BR: a BR blues fest review in Huffington Post - dewster
I agree....but my point illustrates that some people just don't try to enjoy themselves. You have to carve your life out when you are young and in a new place. It doesn't just happen. It's not the 1980s. Baton Rouge has recovered quite nicely from that crash and has plenty to offer. In t...


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re: The Blues of Living in BR: a BR blues fest review in Huffington Post - dewster
My friends from undergrad were the same way. They'd play Halo and go out to Tigerland and then bitch about the lack of nightlife or entertainment. You can do that and be miserable anywhere....or you can go out and enjoy yourself. Baton Rouge has a lot to offer and seems to be in the early pa...


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re: College Drive Wal-Mart should be burned down - dewster
You don't see an incentive for a business to get a higher volume of customers through the point of sale as possible? I've seen people give up and leave their baskets up front when the lines are like that....those items all have to be restocked. That is also not considering the damaged relati...


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re: College Drive Wal-Mart should be burned down - dewster
Yeah....if the line isn't making progress after 10-15 minutes, I'm leaving the store. An hour-long wait is not unheard of at that store. I'm not sure if they are short staffed or just don't try to prepare for peak hours. ...


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re: Hobos on Canal in Lakeview? - dewster
Memphis and Nashville had it pretty bad until this latest winter pushed them all down there to New Orleans. ...


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re: College Drive Wal-Mart should be burned down - dewster
That Wal Mart was a zoo after Katrina. Every grocery store was. I'd do my shopping at 2 AM to avoid the hassle. Seemed like they'd be out of stock of everything by noon....it got to the point that they had to put a lot of inventory in the parking lot and hire a cop to watch it. There are ...


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re: College Drive Wal-Mart should be burned down - dewster
There is a Bet-R on Perkins, a Trader Joe's on Acadian, and a Whole Foods on Corporate. If you don't like normal Wal Mart shenanigans, shop at their competition. Wal Mart has recently been ranked poorly by Consumer Reports because of some of the issues you mentioned (lack of open registers, d...


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re: How much money per month do you put on your credit card? - dewster
If you know yourself and being slightly decoupled from your monthly expenses makes you (or your spouse) go overboard, then don't use credit cards. ...


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re: LessPay Motel - Lafayette. (Family vacation) - dewster
How long ago was 4 corners a decent neighborhood? ...


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re: How much money per month do you put on your credit card? - dewster
My wife and all if my day to day purchases and most of our bills go on our AMEX. It's around $1200-1400 on a normal month. We never carry a balance, and pay it completely every month. ...


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re: Killing Americans... why Bobby Jindal needs to stop his lies regarding Medicaid - dewster
The fool here is refusing to consider the long term impact that this would have on an already strained state budget. 21 other states have opted out of this expansion. Louisiana's stance on this expansion is neither unique nor radical- especially considering the high proportion of indigent or l...


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re: Killing Americans... why Bobby Jindal needs to stop his lies regarding Medicaid - dewster
Louisiana is far from the only state opting out of this Medicaid expansion. Jindal is not standing out by taking this stance. I called my governor's office to thank him for opting out of the Medicaid expansion. We can't afford it either just like Louisiana. ...


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re: Gatlinburg Pigeon Forge - dewster
Wear's valley is a nicer place to stay....less touristy but fewer cabin options. It's just a long drive through the park to the restaurants and shops. Curvy and 40mph max. ...


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re: Woman in custody after throwing shoe at Hillary - dewster
Who throws a shoe? Honestly.... :lol:...


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re: Alternatives to Debt to Income Ratio? - dewster
[quote]50% of your salary should be your target for a car[/quote] Seems a little high for me....but I know people who've spent way more. [quote]If you want to live in the city and not in the hood, you are looking at $300k starting. A small house or a condo. Even in the burbs, you are looking ...


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