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re: Spin Off: Best Lunch Specials in BR - islandtiger
[quote]Stroubes: $10.95 daily specials w/ a salad [/quote] This really is an amazing deal and gets my vote. I had the grilled redfish last week and it was great....


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re: Is Frederick Douglass the most badass American of all time? - islandtiger
Thanks for the link. I have just read the first 12 chapters...powerful writing...amazing determination....


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Food and Drink Board
re: Reginelli's North Gate-What the hell happened here? - islandtiger
I was disappointed to see the changes. It was kind of a go-to lunch spot when I was grabbing a meal with my daughter at LSU. We saw that our usual items were no longer on the menu and talked with the hostess. She appologized for the changes, but we still decided to go elsewhere. I will continue ...


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Money Talk
re: New BR Developments (Residential) - islandtiger
[quote]The small yards are a turn off for me[/quote] I have an acre and a half with a pool. I am done mowing grass and messing with the pool...small sounds great to me....


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Political Talk
re: Ezekiel Emanuel on CNBC discussing care in old age (Rationing) - islandtiger
[quote]rationing health care is going to happen, and is the only solution for increasing health care costs. [/quote] I agree, with one caveat. If you have the cash to pay for 100% of the cost yourself, feel free to use all the health care services you want. If we are going to be able to maintai...


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Money Talk
re: Estimate for a Building Permit - islandtiger
[quote] $20 or $2000. [/quote] I would gladly pay the higher figure. We are close to getting our permit for our new house in Washington state...$8,000. That includes building, stormwater, driveway, etc. Sticker shock but probably a sign of things to come....


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Political Talk
re: LA-6 Congressional district - islandtiger
[quote]teamwork in Washington' [/quote] Graves is anything but a team player...it has always been "my way or the highway."...


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O-T Lounge
re: Spinoff: Do you flash your highbeams at others after you pass a radaring cop? - islandtiger
[quote]Always, anyone that doesn't is a dick[/quote] Never, anyone speeding deserves a ticket....


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Tiger Rant
re: Do buses still run from La'burge - islandtiger
We use the shuttle from Pastime. Get there early...eat and drink with friends...watch portions of some games...head to stadium about 90 mins before kickoff...winning combination. They drop off at the stadium, but pick up is near the softball/soccer complex....


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re: Thoughts on 2014 Nissan Leaf? - islandtiger
We are building a net zero house (including the draw from an electric car). Unfortunately, the electric options (other than Tesla) don't really excite me. Given that I drive a Prius now, I guess excitement needn't be part of the equation. We have about a year to decide and may just wait for the n...


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re: Losing Weight - islandtiger
[quote] Start counting calories and exercising[/quote] Works for some. For me (mid 50s) the best diet has been to simply cut carbs (e.g., sugarbusters). It has been pretty easy to adjust to and stick with although I sure miss those Zapps and french bread. After 5 weeks, I am over half way to m...


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re: A friend of mine just found out her 16 year old daughter is having sex - islandtiger
[quote]I have a daughter and hearing stories like this scare the hell out of me.[/quote] We have 6 daughters...all but one over 18. No pregnancies, DWIs, drug issues, school problems, etc. It's a mine field out there...we have been fortunate...combination of parenting and luck....


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Tiger Rant
re: Are We Turning the Early Departure Trend Into a Recruiting Tool? - islandtiger
[quote]Maybe they should try harder[/quote] Why? Would I like all of the players to sick around for 4 or 5 years? Sure, but isn't it the goal of all students to get a job in their chosen profession? If they can make it in professional sports after less than 4 years in college, I say "go for it."...


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re: Anyone been bitten by a venomous snake or knows someone who has? - islandtiger
Former amateur hepetologist, former natural resources student/grad student, former LDWF biologist, current program manager. The only snakes I encounter these days are in meeting rooms....


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Tiger Rant
re: Tiger stadium attendance record - islandtiger
Sure looked like more than 2,000 empty seats to me. I sit in 302 and there were lots of empty seats. UW looked like 25% empty. Student section was near capacity. When I saw the huge line to get in the student gate, I figured a bunch would just give up and go home. Students... :bow:...


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O-T Lounge
re: what is the ot's opinion of Seattle? - islandtiger
The constant overcast can become depressing, which is why we are building in the rain shadow in the San Juan Islands (actually, too little rain is a problem)....


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re: Anyone been bitten by a venomous snake or knows someone who has? - islandtiger
With one friend in AZ who was bitten by a mohave rattlesnake...bad. With another friend who was bitten by a cottonmouth...not so bad. Given the thousands of venomous snakes I have caught or encountered (including sea snakes) I consider myself very fortunate to have not been bitten, although I woul...


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re: what is the ot's opinion of Seattle? - islandtiger
My favorite US city. Daughter is going to college there next year and we are building a new home about 50 miles away...we are all counting the days....


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Tiger Rant
re: Jennings has, by far, the best QB Rating in the SEC - islandtiger
His improvement from the bowl game has been much more than I imagined was possible. He has real potential to end his career on that list of elite LSU QBs....


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Tiger Rant
re: Where was the score of the game on the big screens? - islandtiger
[quote]Every year they have scoreboard, time clock or PA system problems. Who's ever in charge of that should be forced to retire.[/quote] What they have installed in TS is impressive and very complicated. It was the first game and the problems were relatively minor compared with the vast improv...


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