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re: College tuition is now this high?, so i've been in a closet for years now... - Dumplin
It's kind of scary that the majority of the population over 30 seems to have no understanding of the increased cost of higher education even compared to 10 or 15 years ago. It's harder than ever to establish yourself these days because even lucrative professions require taking out a mortgage before ...


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re: WTF is the Big Deal about St. Patrick's Day - Dumplin
I think it seems a little redundant coming so soon after Mardi Gras, but elsewhere in the country it is the first big celebration after the holiday season and is kind of a kick-off for spring....


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re: Gov. Jindal announces plan to scale back the motion picture tax credit program. - Dumplin
[quote]Doesn't the state actually end up paying the film companies due to how large the tax breaks are???[/quote] You would have to take it in context. If the state ends up making up the cost by an increase in tax revenue due to the jobs supported by the film industry then it is a net gain. I would...


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re: Gov. Jindal announces plan to scale back the motion picture tax credit program. - Dumplin
[quote]Production companies can still hire whomever they want.[/quote] But wouldn't imposing a limit on salaries in essence limit your ability to attract talent to the production? I am not familiar with the industry, but, assuming million dolar salaries are fairly common, a salary cap would elimina...


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re: Gov. Jindal announces plan to scale back the motion picture tax credit program. - Dumplin
[quote]cutting our budget so we don't run a deficit [/quote] How does a salary cap help cut our budget? It doesn't decrease tax credits, and it limits a private entity's ability to hire. Plus, the growth of film in Louisiana has been credited with a good bit of prosperity in the state. I'm not sur...


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Gov. Jindal announces plan to scale back the motion picture tax credit program. - Dumplin
[link=(http://louisianafilmandentertainmentassociation.createsend1.com/t/ViewEmail/t/02CED6A8CCF325A4/73EB3320E5DA39D32540EF23F30FEDED)]LINK[/link] I have no idea what this is meant to accomplish. Discuss....


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re: Is Gay Marriage Wrong? - Dumplin
[quote]and do we let the govt pay for children born from siblings marrying that have severe genetic defects?[/quote] This kind of a non-argument. The government foots the bill for birth defects secondary to nicotine and alcohol abuse during pregnancy as well....


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re: OT MD's: Question about Working Out/Severe Headaches - Dumplin
You should see a doctor. Could be any number of things, but a couple of those things are life threatening. If you rupture an aneurysm you're going to have a bad time....


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re: Car Paint Protection film questions - Dumplin
I have heard reports that the plastic can become yellow or cloudy over time, so it may end up looking worse in the long run. edit: though that is most likely from long term UV exposure, so if you keep the car in a garage that may not be an issue....


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re: Just found a bald spot on my head. Anyone had any experience ? - Dumplin
alopecia areata or tinea capitis...


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re: would you rather a studio apartment or just a one bedroom? - Dumplin
Depends on how the studio is set up. I would rather a small one bedroom than a small studio, but I would rather a larger studio over a small one bedroom. The walls start closing in with a small studio....


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re: UFO in Spain - Dumplin
That pixel had hovering and underwater capabilities. ...


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re: Is there a way to grow taller regardless of age? - Dumplin
Not really. Your epiphyseal plates are ossified. There is a surgical option though. [link=(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distraction_osteogenesis)]LINK[/link]...


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re: Trying to strengthen/build up leg muscles - Dumplin
Whatever you end up doing, my word of advice is to not squat in a smith machine. You are more likely to hurt yourself in a smith machine than under a barbell, especially if you take the time to get your form right. And low-bar squats are easier on the lower back as well, so keep that in mind if y...


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re: Why are bidets not standard in the United States? - Dumplin
Bidets are more for freshening the nether regions after a long day without having to take a shower. It is more of a necessity in Europe where the old plumbing and infrastructure (and culture probably) does not allow for or does not encourage frequent showering. Most Americans shower more than once a...


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re: Southerners who hate the South? - Dumplin
[quote]I know plenty of people that I would consider "redneck" but have nice houses, good jobs, nice families, they just like hunting, fishing, riding 4-wheelers, 4x4 trucks etc.[/quote] Having nice things doesn't necessarily mean they are not prejudiced and close-minded. ...


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re: Southerners who hate the South? - Dumplin
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re: Southerners who hate the South? - Dumplin
Because "redneck" now conjures up the image of an uneducated, prejudiced, unkempt bumpkin with no desire to open their minds to anything outside their limited point of view. It doesn't really imply honest, hard work any more....


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re: GM quailty going down the tube?? - Dumplin
GM quality has been in the gutter since the 80s. The exception to this has generally been the trucks, which have been so simply engineered and designed that nothing could really go wrong. Anything not on a truck platform has been awful for a while. I think the engineering and design of the lineup...


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re: WHO has the FLU .,talk about it. - Dumplin
[quote]those odds definitely aren't worth fricking up my immune system over. [/quote] What are you talking about?...


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re: WHO has the FLU .,talk about it. - Dumplin
[quote]so people need to back off the idea that the shot CANNOT give you the flu[/quote] You did not and cannot get the flu from the vaccine. Either your immune system failed you or you got a strain that was not included in the vaccine....


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re: Why Did You Initially Decide to Go to Medical School? - Dumplin
I'm guessing you'd rather fondle your own while getting off on antagonizing strangers on the internet....


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re: Why Did You Initially Decide to Go to Medical School? - Dumplin
[quote]it's entertainment.[/quote] [quote]Why Did You Initially Decide to Go to Medical School?[/quote] [img]https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTHz7RLhiR1_FDquG8ITg0giKIbt4tFQV-3x0alhOGsIVh5FRUH6A[/img]...


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re: Why Did You Initially Decide to Go to Medical School? - Dumplin
Fair enough. Although I would say there are constructive ways of provoking thought as well as destructive ways. I am not sure accusing doctors of being closeted gold-diggers under some sham facade of humanitarianism is constructive....


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re: Why Did You Initially Decide to Go to Medical School? - Dumplin
[quote]An honest doctor![/quote] It's amazing how the honest one is the one that supports your view....


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re: Giving to ASPCA v. Giving to Starving Children (Child Fund) - Dumplin
I'd say the 92cents per day is better marketing, but the ASPCA has mastered the art of the incredibly depressing, guilt inducing commercial. That Sarah Mclachlan commercial is probably the most depressing 60seconds I have ever watched on television....


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re: What's your earliest childhood memory? - Dumplin
Breaking my arm at 4 years old....


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re: What is the OTs opinion on Gayism in this sense... - Dumplin
[quote]Until they prove there is an actual gay gene, it has to be an attraction grown at an early age[/quote] That sounds really scientific. We haven't found a "baldness gene" yet either. Does that mean people gradually choose to get balder over time?...


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re: Why are so many medicines prescription rather than over the counter? - Dumplin
[quote]Also, I am confident that if your scenario did play out that we'd find a solution. In fact, I remember reading a few years back about how antibiotic resistance is becoming a real issue (despite state controls) but that technological developments will likely make it a moot point in the future....


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re: Why are so many medicines prescription rather than over the counter? - Dumplin
I understand the personal responsibility argument, but allowing people to self-medicate with prescription drugs would lead to an epidemic of drug toxicity, liver failure, renal failure, and other chronic conditions that would be a drain on society as a whole. Medical costs would skyrocket for everyo...


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