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re: Planning urged to prepare for La.’s chemical boom - LSU0358
[quote]ancer Alley just got bigger and wider. And those whose environment and health it injures[/quote] Yes, it is all the evil oil and chemical companies fault. Never mind the smoking habits, eating habits, and exercise habits of the people in so called Cancer Alley. ...


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re: Who has Shreveport's best crawfish? - LSU0358
Agreed the season on the outside ruins a good batch of crawfish. agree with several others that crawfish #2 is the way to go....


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re: Going to try pork ribs on the grill today for the first time - LSU0358
My method: ETA: I always go with the baby back ribs. Remove membrane, pack in 50/50 mix of dark brown and light brown sugar, wrap in Saran Wrap and leave in fridge overnight. In morning put hickory chips in beer and water two hours before lighting grill. Wrap chips in tinfoil and put on g...


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re: Hold up...kids get rings for winning travel ball tournaments - LSU0358
Sensitive much? [quote] never amount to anything? [/quote] Did I say a little boy wouldn't amount to much because he played travel ball? No. The point was that many say that "Playing travel ball will help get a D1 scholarship" when in reality its like buying two lotto tickets instead of one....


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re: Hold up...kids get rings for winning travel ball tournaments - LSU0358
[quote]travel ball[/quote] I've thought about the travel ball concept some the last day or so and given the amount of time and money many people spend on this I want to throw a few fun facts out there: There are roughly 300 D1 baseball teams in the US. At roughly 25 players / team that is 750...


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re: Hold up...kids get rings for winning travel ball tournaments - LSU0358
[quote]if in Louisiana, there aren't many other options.[/quote] We are in a Dixie League in Benton (north of Bossier City for the S La folks) and its a solid league from what I can tell. A few of the teams will play tourney ball a few weeks during the summer, but that's it....


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re: End of the Petro-dollar? - LSU0358
Before US shale oil this would have been a huge blow. Now, not so much. As a matter of fact, this would help keep the USD from skyrocketing when the US becomes a net energy exporter in 5-10 yrs....


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re: Putin aiming to take out the Petro-dollar - LSU0358
Before US shale oil this would have been a huge blow. Now, not so much. As a matter of fact, this would help keep the USD from skyrocketing when the US becomes a net energy exporter in 5-10 yrs....


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re: Vikings, S2E5: Answers in Blood - LSU0358
History says Bjorn is anything but a beta. When older his ships raid southern Spain, southern France, and sack Pisa in Italy....


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re: Cork Wine Festival - Shreveport - LSU0358
[quote] Hard to drink that much wine though I beg to diffe[/quote] As do I. I'll be there. The food samples from the best restaurants in town are a plus too....


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re: La Sheriffs fear that lesser marijuana penalties lead to decriminalization - LSU0358
Poor sheriffs. They are scared they will be forced to cut back in staff and as a result lose power in the parish. A look through the weekly crime stats in Bossier and Caddo parish shows that roughly 10-20% of the arrests/court cases are for marijuana penalties....


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re: no time to research - business clients staying in french quarter - where to eat - LSU0358
Can't go wrong with Mr B's. ...


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re: LA Tech Hires Tyler Summitt (Son of Pat Summitt) as Head Coach - LSU0358
[quote]ever again compete for a national championship...and that is an obvious fac[/quote] If teams like George Mason, VCU, and Butler can compete in the mens Tech can compete in the womens. It can be done, it takes financial commitment from the school to pay and keep good coaches....


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re: Study: Too much running = shorter lifespan - LSU0358
[quote]And then they had to sit down because they got out of breath. [/quote] :lol: Anyways, I don't do a lot of running. I walk probably about 10 miles a week over 3-4 days and throw in 2-3 50 yard sprints each walk. I used to do jogging but had issues with my knees and feet....


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re: Louisiana Lawmakers want to increase mandatory minimums for Heroin Possession - LSU0358
I've said it once, and I'll say it again. The War on Drugs is a federal, STATE, and local government jobs program. We should add private prisons to the list. A person being addicted to drugs is a problem. Our lawmakers solution is for the people of this state to pay 30 to 50K / year for users ...


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re: 538 blog: Increase in storm damage losses not due to climate change - LSU0358
Looking at costs over a long period of time on a strictly dollar basis (which is what is done on storm costs) is indeed very misleading. A ratio of some type needs to be used to determine a reasonable means of comparing the costs of Katrina/Rita to Hurricane Andrew for example....


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re: La. American Pale Ales: Great Raft Commotion > Parish Envie - LSU0358
My 30th B-day party was at great raft brewery last week. Several of there beers are very good. The Commotion and Born in a Barn are my favorites. ...


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re: Why are people excited about a tax refund? - LSU0358
I make sure I owe them every year. Any penalty is far less than a minimal return I make on the money....


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re: Updated: Western response to Russian invasion of Crimea - LSU0358
[quote]If they align with the Chinese, the Euro and the dollar will tank. [/quote] Yeah, not likely. There isn't enough value in other world currencies to dump the EUR and the USD at the same time. ...


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re: So, why is Microsoft abandoning XP? - LSU0358
[quote]I'm surprised you can still run most software on your PC if you're still using XP. [/quote] I'm just now starting to have issues with safari/firefox freezing on various websites with XP. Some software packages are starting to give me issues as well. I'm upgrading from 32 bit XP to a 64 b...


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re: Started watching The Wire....SPOILERS - LSU0358
[quote]absolute BEST scene[/quote] [link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xiL95jR44E)]LINK[/link] I've got to go with Slim Charles and the Sunday morning shooting speech....


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re: Best areas in Shreveport or Bossier City - LSU0358
Do you have any school age children? Married, single, etc. If you have kids that will be in school, North Bossier in any of the neighborhoods that are in the WT Lewis or Legacy school districts. If you are single, since you'll be in school in Shreveport I'd go with South Highlands or Broadm...


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re: What is the best place to be during the collapse? - LSU0358
Strategic Relocation by Joel Skousen. I don't agree with his reason for the collapse, but he gives great information on where you want, and don't want to be when TSHTF....


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re: Government surveillance and hypocrisy - LSU0358
[quote]full-throated[/quote] She is worth ~80 million dollars if that helps any at all....


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Government surveillance and hypocrisy - LSU0358
Seems Senator Feinstein doesn't like being spied upon. [link=(http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/feinstein-cia-searched-intelligence-committee-computers/2014/03/11/982cbc2c-a923-11e3-8599-ce7295b6851c_story.html)]LINK[/link] But for all of us peasants... [link=(http://www...


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re: This board is slacking: Snowden speaks at SXSW. Crickets chirping on PT. - LSU0358
[quote]Snowden could have come to me,” George Ellard, the NSA’s inspector general, said during a panel discussion hosted by the Georgetown University Law Center. [/quote] [quote]And if Snowden wasn’t satisfied, Ellard said the NSA would have then allowed him to speak to the House and Senate intel...


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re: Damn so even Fox News has run with the GeauxJudge Story ? - LSU0358
[quote]but he is getting a droppie named after him the geauxjudge will be awarded to the biggest "open mouth, insert foot" moment/situation/thread of the year [/quote] :bow:...


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re: Damn so even Fox News has run with the GeauxJudge Story ? - LSU0358
[quote]i feel bad for the guy [/quote] I can't feel too bad. I would be pretty pissed if I adopted a kid and some jackass judge leaked info about it on a public forum. It is a good lesson to not put anything on here that would humiliate you if it became public knowledge....


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re: Best of HBO Series - LSU0358
The Wire, The Sopranos, Deadwood, GoT, Rome, and True Detective. If forced to order I'd go: 1. The Wire 2. The Sopranos 3. GoT (would be higher if I hadn't read the books) 4. Rome 5. Deadwood True Detective has to have at least one more good season before it can be placed in the...


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re: Mark Cuban's thoughts on bitcoin - LSU0358
It's almost humorous as many pushing bitcoin have no idea how horrible deflation really is....


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