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re: Why are ship captains still expected to go down with ship - SlackMaster
The idea is that he is last to get off and if that isn't possible, he should remain on board to get as many off as possible. Unlike passengers, he has the training and ability to save more lives than anybody else. Not to mention that in many cases it was his decisions that got the ship in danger....


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re: What's the dumbest question you've ever asked? - SlackMaster
I have boy/girl twins (they look quite different) and when people would hear they were twins, we'd often be asked if they were identical. :banghead:...


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re: Who here doesn't eat breakfast? - SlackMaster
[quote]I was just thinking this morning that I need to find something something quick, easy, and transportable like that again. Ideas??[/quote] Boiled egg? Yogurt?...


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re: The Bang Bus Prank! - SlackMaster
[quote]I think the 2 guys got nervous when old boy started pulling off his pants.[/quote] This could have been the reverse prank of the year! :lol:...


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re: Obamacare: Taxpayers in the Hole for $1.5 Trillion - SlackMaster
[quote]in the Hole for $1.5 Trillion[/quote] ...so far. It will get worse....


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re: Standby Generator recommendations - SlackMaster
I've done a ton of research on this. If a 22KW or lower air-cooled unit, you definitely want to go Kohler. The Command Pro series of engines used by these units have better engineering and notably better internal components. If a larger water-cooled version, both Generac and Kohler have go...


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re: Official Thread: Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 - SlackMaster
[quote]whoever altered Flight 370’s path typed seven or eight keystrokes into a computer on a knee-high pedestal between the captain and the first officer, according to officials[/quote] They mentioned this once before. How would they know this? My only guess is based on supposition due to the ...


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re: Bill Gates - Massive Unemployment Coming from Automation - SlackMaster
I agree this is coming -- maybe not "massive" but big nonetheless. If we want to address it, let's work on addressing the many, many reasons our government is making the hiring of any person so unappealing: ObamaCare, raising minimum wage, tons of employment laws, unions, etc. ...


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re: Food Stamp/Entitlement reform in exchange for corporate tax reform? - SlackMaster
[quote]Taking away the tax havens and shelters corporate entities use to pay far less taxes in exchange for true entitlement reform and teeth to prosecute those who abuse and defraud those entitlement programs. Would you make that deal?[/quote] To me, this is truly a win/win. I'm for both. But,...


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re: Official Thread: Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 - SlackMaster
[quote]the sharp turns that the craft made were preprogrammed into the guidance system[/quote] How could authorities possibly know that?...


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re: AT&T Uverse Users - SlackMaster
[quote]From what I was told, its discounted for 24 months if you include phone. I don't want phone in the bundle so I'm only eligible for a 12 month discounted rate.[/quote] Can you bundle an AT&T cell phone?...


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re: Better mower engine option...Briggs or Kohler? - SlackMaster
The Kohler Command and Command Pro are great engines -- high-quality and include better bearings, hydraulic lifters, oil coolers, etc. Their Courage (economical) line carried some of these features but had a number of quality issues. That's probably why you are seeing the "7000 series" as they ende...


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re: Formosa Computers - SlackMaster
Bump for the morning crew......


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re: cops in Capital Heights - SlackMaster
He was running a nationwide dog fighting operation....


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Formosa Computers - SlackMaster
Has anybody ever done business at this place? Is this a real business? The building is huge and I've never seen more than one car in the parking lot. What's their story?...


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re: Propane refill in BR - SlackMaster
[quote]ShoppersChoice on Coursey[/quote] This. Great people and it is close to you....


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re: If Obamacare was really as bad as the GOP leadership says... - SlackMaster
[quote]My theory is that the GOP establishment wants Obamacare to stay[/quote] Sadly, as a fiscal conservative, I agree with you....


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re: Advocate article on heroin use - SlackMaster
I don't believe this is related to a local focus on illegal prescription drugs. Heroin has been on the rise nationally in a big way. BTW, the poppy seeds it is made from are grown primarily in Afghanistan. With us pulling out and the ongoing lawlessness, I think that's the real basis for its rise...


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re: Advocate article on heroin use - SlackMaster
[quote]The state run facility will always have a long wait.[/quote] Not to divert, but this is the future of all healthcare with Obamacare....


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re: Abolishing Private Schools - SlackMaster
One of my super-liberal friends suggested this years ago. I think this would be the last straw that sparks some form of revolution. It's one thing to tax us to death and implement policies we all know won't significantly benefit anyone. It's another when you mess with my family....


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re: I need to rewire a light fixture - SlackMaster
[quote]i just changed all the light fixtures in my house [/quote] This brings up a good question: Are you trying to re-wire an old fixture? Or, are you looking to replace fixtures?...


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re: I need to rewire a light fixture - SlackMaster
You can do it yourself but Lamps & Lighting on Highland Road does this type of work professionally. Accent Studios in Lafayette does as well....


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re: Why doesn't the GOP see amnesty as suicidal? - SlackMaster
[quote]Big business wants cheap labor. GOP is in bed with big business. Crony capitalism is playing out here.[/quote] This. The GOP only pretends to be conservative and for individual liberty in order to get your vote....


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re: New bank help: Chase, Simple, or Regions - SlackMaster
[quote]bancorp south [/quote] Bancorp South sucks. I had a business account with them years ago. I've used Regions and Iberia Bank for years. Both are good. Regions has great technology and I liked them a little better for personal banking. Iberia Bank blows everybody away for business ban...


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re: Best mid-size sedan for $30Kish - SlackMaster
Our company has a VW Passat TDI. The engine and gas mileage are great but the electronics leave a lot to be desired. Capable but slow and difficult to use. Unless you drive a lot of miles, I'd recommend the Fusion. It has Sync technology which is among the best out there. I'd also consider Ho...


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re: What's the best running shoe for someone who is flat footed? - SlackMaster
[quote]Go to a running store. Have them watch your gait. Try on lots of shoes. Buy what feels best.[/quote] This. I'm flat-footed and I find Socony is best for me....


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re: GOPProud founder dumps his party - SlackMaster
[quote]Today, I joined the ranks of unaffiliated voters. I am every bit as conservative as I’ve always been, but I just can’t bring myself to carry the Republican label any longer. You see, I just don’t agree with the big-government ‘conservatives’ who run the party now. [/quote] Amen, my brother...


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re: Mayor Kip Antagonizing St. George residents... amid Public School Scandal - SlackMaster
[quote]I'm against the st George spin off for a few reasons but.... The continued poking of a sleeping bear by the opponents is ridiculous.. Instead of actually discussing and working towards a resolution they have done nothing but antagonize the supporters and IMO help grow their roots..[/quote] ...


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re: Agco Automotives purposely inflamatory commercials - SlackMaster
I don't see these commercials as a knock against honest mechanics like yourself. However, when you get an oil change at the dealership or Jiffy Lube-type places, they ALWAYS come at you with a bunch of ridiculous things that need to be addressed. If I didn't know a lot about cars (like most women ...


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re: 43 year old Livingston Parish man sentenced to 7 years for - SlackMaster
[quote]He is aware. But he's a smart dude and to put it bluntly, he knows he's basically paying her to be his girlfriend and he don't give a frick. He knows not to let her control any assets via donations or power of attorney like happened in the OP. [/quote] Smart man! In a sense, it is legalize...


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