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re: If Carter's Hostage Rescue Mission Had Succeeded . . . . - texashorn
A Gallup poll had Carter up by three points over Reagan two weeks before the election [link=(http://www.gallup.com/poll/13795/questions-answers-editor-chief.aspx)]LINK[/link] What happened between that poll and the election was the only debate between Reagan and Carter, during which Reagan ask...


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re: The McCutcheon decision, money as speech, and the end of corruption - texashorn
[quote]The left is only mad about the CU ruling because it allows corporations to compete with union campaign contributions.[/quote] I hate to quibble, but direct campaign contributions (or even coordination in any way) by unions and corporations are still illegal. Citizens United didn't change t...


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re: The McCutcheon decision, money as speech, and the end of corruption - texashorn
[quote]Now, what are the implications of that decision?[/quote] That instead of a person being able to directly donate $2500 or $5600 to each federal election campaign with a limit of about $143,000, that a person can directly donate $2500 or $5600 to a single federal election campaign without an...


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re: Putin aiming to take out the Petro-dollar - texashorn
[quote] So where are you going to find a store of money more stable than the US dollar at this time? The stability is an illusion, and the world is waking up to it. [/quote] What caused the dollar to tailspin? Crushing debt to pay for left-wing wet dreams such as Medicare, Social Securi...


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re: What is the republican perfect solution to rising health care costs? - texashorn
It seriously grinds my gears when liberals jump headfirst into something, go around telling everyone that it's the perfect solution and you're a racist if you don't support it, then when it fails, they ask: "Why didn't you DO SOMETHING?" Every... single... time. Every... single... issue. Gr...


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re: Bill to label speed traps passes through panel - texashorn
[quote]According to the bill, towns that refuse to comply would forfeit all of their traffic ticket revenue to the state.[/quote] Hmm, now we're cutting to the chase. The state wants ALL of that money, and this is a way to get it under the guise of "being for the little man." In Texas, 60 p...


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re: VT Senate votes for constitutional convention to reverse Citzens United - texashorn
I went directly to the source of the resolution: [link=(http://united4thepeople.org/images/VermontReso.pdf)]LINK[/link] Not only does the word "union" never appear in this resolution, but I have quibbles with this, the heart of the matter (in their opinion): [quote]Whereas, the decision to ...


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re: Should the word, "Bossy" be banned? - texashorn
Does anyone note the irony of a rich Jewish woman wanting to ban the word "bossy"?...


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re: Jindal Drains Medicaid fund to balance budget - texashorn
[quote]I know it's easy to villainize the poor as usual ,but Medicaid is not restricted to the poor. Many middle class / working class elderly people are the ones getting much of the Medicaid dollars via shuttling Granny, Auntie, Uncle,etc.. Into nursing homes.[/quote] ... after Granny, Auntie an...


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re: Can someone explain how Obama can decide on his own to ban US ivory sales? - texashorn
Well, guess I'd better be consistent. [link=(http://www.fws.gov/international/laws/aeca_fv.html)]The African Elephant Conservation Act of 1989[/link], along with earlier Endangered Species acts, gives the executive branch, led by the President, power to regulate the ivory trade, up to an includin...


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re: Lets have an open and rhetoric free discussion about Executive Power - texashorn
[quote]Presidential power ramped up through this period, reaching it's climax with Richard Nixon, who actually used the Executive Order to freeze all wages, rents and prices across the country.[/quote] Your premise behind this is grossly incorrect. Congress gave the President authority through...


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re: Will there ever be a draft? Would you go? - texashorn
Just to add context to this thread, the United States held a peacetime draft from 1940 to 1973. A "draft" does not necessarily have to coincide with active war (although much of this time frame was during the Cold War, EDIT, and yes, WWII, Korea and Vietnam). But not all... Elvis Presley was d...


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re: So Commonwealth Stadium is getting downsized? - texashorn
[quote]even during the Fran years we never dropped into the 60s, they were in the 80s those years we were winning 4 games.[/quote] Never? :lol: Kansas vs Texas A&M (Nov 01, 2003 at College Station, TX) Date: Nov 01, 2003 Site: College Station, TX Stadium: Kyle Field [b]Attendance: 68487[/...


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re: Should LSU TAF be allowed to fund political campaigns? - texashorn
Since your posted was technically in reply to me, I was only talking about the common misconception of [i]Citizens United[/i] (that it allowed direct corporate political contributions - it does not). Your fundraising arm is a nonprofit, for which political contributions are certainly illegal. Sor...


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re: Should LSU TAF be allowed to fund political campaigns? - texashorn
[quote]I believe that citizens united gives them the right.[/quote] [i]Citizens United[/i] doesn't give anyone or any company (public, private, nonprofit) the right to "fund political campaigns." It gives them the right to fund advertising, for example, that supports a particular political candi...


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re: How are television ratings scored? - texashorn
[quote]Four of the past five Super Bowls lead the all time ratings index in viewers. Last night was the record event.[/quote] Number of viewers is a faulty indicator for popularity, I think, simply because the population of the United States grows daily. Better indicators are rating (percent of ...


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re: 6 gangsters beat up 2 innocent hippies in Austin,TX - texashorn
The area just east of Interstate 35 has always been relatively rough (this video is across the freeway from the Sixth Street entertainment district), but it's being gentrified (and yes, they are more progressive types)... and the natives do not like it one bit. My advice is to avoid Sixth Stre...


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re: Homeowners Assoc fines man $1K, threatens lein on home for flying flag in yard - texashorn
[quote]I agree, but I'm also amused that the big mouths in HOAs are always petty tyrant pricks who just love to tell people what to do.[/quote] There is (usually) low participation in HOA governance. In other words, if folks have a problem with the HOA to which they agreed to by contract, then...


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SEC Rant
re: Most Recent major championships by conference - texashorn
[quote]Baseball: ACC - Miami (2001) American - N/A Big Ten - Ohio State (1966) Big 12 - Texas (2002) PAC 12 - UCLA (2013) SEC - South Carolina (2011)[/quote] Texas also won the College World Series in 2005 against Florida. [quote]Vince Young's knee was down on the 4th down pitch. Repla...


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re: Question for A&M fans - texashorn
[quote]Well there's the problem, ain't it? I looked back, and your first post in this thread was a reply to an undeniable fact, not a knock on your school.[/quote] Bull shite. [quote]So it's a co champ thing and y'all are just like us in that regard? [/quote] [quote]So is Texas, as the pictur...


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re: Question for A&M fans - texashorn
[quote] We could have given you the death penalty, but we didn't. Feel lucky. Oh THANK YA, massa! Jesus if there was ever an illustration of the attitude that drove us to part ways with y'all, that's it right there This. All I could do is laugh when I saw that arrogan...


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re: Question for A&M fans - texashorn
[quote]I'm gonna go make an account on a Big 10 forum and talk shite about Iowa. That makes sense right?[/quote] If you happen to run across a Big 10 forum upon which inaccuracies about A&M are being propagated, and feel the need to respond, then haul ass....


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re: Question for A&M fans - texashorn
Even taking basketball out of the equation, you were still subject to the death penalty for football violations, and received tougher penalties because of repeated football violations. That is irrefutable, no matter your obfuscation of the issues....


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re: Question for A&M fans - texashorn
Well, that is true. You did not say basketball only. So what if you are the only institution that got in trouble because of repeated violations in football and basketball? You were a rogue program, top to bottom....


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re: Question for A&M fans - texashorn
NO, you said that football was penalized because of repeated violations in basketball ONLY....


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re: Question for A&M fans - texashorn
[quote] You have been getting your clock cleaned in this thread.[/quote] You must live in an alternative universe....


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re: Question for A&M fans - texashorn
[quote]In sum, A&M football was the FIRST AND ONLY institution to get a major infraction designation for a secondary infraction in part due to the infractions of another sport.[/quote] The facts of your assertion are wrong. Repeated football violations following the 1988 probation, which were prove...


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re: Question for A&M fans - texashorn
If you have a problem with the facts of my posts on this thread, I welcome further debate. If anything, it is the deflection of aggies with namecalling and avoiding factual assertions that is obnoxious....


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re: Question for A&M fans - texashorn
[quote]These factors were important to the committee when the decision was made concerning the penalties in this case. There were, however, other factors the committee considered in deciding upon the penalties that it considered appropriate. [b]These included the repeated infraction cases involv...


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re: Question for A&M fans - texashorn
Repeated football violations within the 5-year time span for which you can be subject to the death penalty most certainly did influence the outcome. The NCAA chose not to give you the death penalty, but they could have, because of repeated FOOTBALL violations, in addition to basketball. Moreov...


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