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re: Non-touristy beaches Florida gulfcoast? - islandtiger
Dog Island...can't get any further away from tourists. Minimal amenities but essentially empty beach....


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re: I think ISIS is evil, but I doubt they are beheading children - islandtiger
I have actually started reading the Quran to read for myself what is used as justification for such evil behavior...have not found it yet....


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re: An Atomic Boom!!! UPDATE: Moses ranked #1 for 2017! - islandtiger
I get why a player and his family would want to carefully weigh his options, and I understand why a player wants to commit if it can reduce some of the recruiting pressure. However, I fail to understand the advantage of committing so early if you are still open to other options?...


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100 Foot Journey - islandtiger
Saw 100 Foot Journey yesterday. Not a mastepiece of filmmaking, but it really gets at the essence of food, cooking and culture. Beautiful images of food and food preparation and Charlotte Le Bon is worth the price of admission....


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re: In what city were you born? - islandtiger
Long Beach, CA 32 yrs in BR...


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re: Spin off thread...who pays a huge student loan payment every month? - islandtiger
[quote]Never took out a loan. Had no car, lived in shite apts, shared room w/other broke dudes, ate lots of ramen and Campbell's soup. Worked on campus job for extra beer money. Delayed gratification.[/quote] I took this approach...no help from parents and no loans...but that was several decades ...


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re: Wasp stings suck - islandtiger
I get stung multiple times each year and react differently each time. I have had to make few trips to the dr over the years, but usually just rely on Benedryl. Got stung by a red wasp earlier today...nothing compared to yellow-jackets and hornets....


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re: Spinoff trifecta - big house payment - islandtiger
Kind of going in the opposite direction. Own current house mortgage-free but a we are building a new, significant upgrade while we are entering "semi-retirement." Will put about 75% down and and will keep payments under $1800. I must say that I sure like not having a monthly mortgage, but my wife...


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re: Test your knowledge of world geography - islandtiger
:bow:...


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re: building a privacy fence - islandtiger
I just built one...150 long. Set posts 8 feet apart, but dug holes 2.5 feet deep. Used 8 foot 4x4 and 6 foot slats. Use coated screws. Total material cost about $1500....


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Test your knowledge of world geography - islandtiger
[link=(www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/world/do-you-know-africa/)]LINK[/link] I am sure many on here will say "who gives a flip about Africa" but for those who think they know a good bit about world geography, this is a good test. I only got about a third right, but was in the right region ...


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re: best small/medium dog breeds and mixes - islandtiger
:lol: and I have registered collies!...


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re: Your face is....Full beard, mustache, trimmed, or clean shave? - islandtiger
Clean in my teens (dad was career Navy) Full beard in my 20 Mustache in my 30s Clean since I turned 40 ...


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re: best small/medium dog breeds and mixes - islandtiger
I agree 100% about border collies. We have two and as soon as we place our foster lab/rot mix (any takers?), we will get a third. ...


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re: Do you repeatedly try foods you don't like? - islandtiger
Do beverages count? I do not like coffee or beer but will soon be moving to WA (building on Orcas Is.) and figure I better learn to like both if I want to fit in (you can only drink so much wine, which I really enjoy). I have tried a variety of each but never acquired the taste. Neither are drink...


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re: All EBR school system students to receive free lunch - islandtiger
[quote] I was made fun of all the time because I was a free lunch kid.[/quote] This was an issue when I was in school many years ago and is often cited as a primary reason for providing lunch for all students. If we can remove one source of low self respect for kids at relatively low cost, I cer...


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re: The registration project---in Hammond today - islandtiger
[quote]Or maybe even douse yourself in gasoline and set yourself on fire in front of "Registration Project" headquarters. THis is clearly a dire situation.  [/quote] [quote]the legions of small minded bigoted morons like yourself [/quote] Tuba, you really need to tone down the personal attack...


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re: The registration project---in Hammond today - islandtiger
[quote]Now why would someone working to "mobilize" certain races of people be granted non-profit 501(c)(3) status? [/quote] You answered your own question: The organization’s mission is to conduct non-partisan voter registration and mobilization to under-represented ethnic and socio-economic g...


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re: Baton Rouge area gains 12,700 jobs over 12 months - islandtiger
[quote]Baton Rouge area increased its employment by 3.3 percent in the year since June 2013[/quote] Hope that translates into strong housing prices down the road. We are building now in Washington state and will be looking to sell our current home in BR in about 12-18 months. ...


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re: Another roofing question - islandtiger
[quote]Standing Seam metal roof. [/quote] Putting SS metal on our roof (new construction). Reasons: appearance, reduced lifetime maintenance, best option for full solar array and rainwater catchment....


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re: Honking at the vehicle in front of you at a stop light - islandtiger
[quote]I will honk after about 2 seconds. [/quote] I have a bit more patience...probably more like 5 seconds. The exception is at the Siegen / Airline intersection turning onto Jefferson...you only get a few cars through on each green so no time to waste....


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re: Non-pretentious, "down to earth" Hollywood celebrities - islandtiger
[quote]Tom Hanks [/quote] Surprised it took this long. Has to be in the top 5, at least. Seems to be very humble, dedicated family man, committed philanthopist....


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re: Using a Credit Card as down payment on car - islandtiger
I tried to game the system and it bit me in the butt. My brother was in a bad place and needed a car for a "new job" but didn't have any money. He had some insurance money coming from a settlement. I paid $15,000 for a used car, put it on a cc (no service charge) and figured I would cover a coupl...


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re: Headed to Mexico City in Two Weeks... Help! - islandtiger
As others have pointed out, the comments make it clear who has actually visited Mexico City. I have never felt unsafe, but I treat it like any big city. One solid piece of advice previously posted is to have the hotel call a cab vs. grabbing one on the street. If you have time, be sure to visit ...


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re: Where do you want to go when you retire? - islandtiger
I have spent a lot of time in Tahoe and Santa Fe...beautiful, but way too many tourists to make them good retirement options....


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re: Retirement - how long until you hang it up? - islandtiger
Putting my staged retirement plan into effect in the next couple of years. Part time work starting at 58, full retirement by 62. Looking forward to just working on projects of my choosing and catching up on a backlog of travel plans....


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re: Where do you want to go when you retire? - islandtiger
[quote]Whidbey Island, WA [/quote] We are thinking along the same lines. We are building a house on Orcas Island and our general contractor is from Whidbey. We are heading up there tomorrow to visit family and lock down final plans with all the subs....


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re: Where do you fit in the political typology? - islandtiger
[quote]This quiz is a little simplistic, but obviously it's not meant to be all-encompassing. [/quote] I think most free-thinking folks support a range of political views and can rarely be pigeon-holed, but I thought the groupings were pretty legit....


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Where do you fit in the political typology? - islandtiger
Yet another opportunity to learn who your peers really are...politically speaking. Pew published a poll of 10,000 people and identified 8 groups. Which one do you fall in? I fell in with "Next Generation Left." Other than age, it describes me fairly well. [link=(http://www.people-press.org/...


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re: Let's discuss Homemade Ice Cream..... - islandtiger
I use a slightly modified version of Alton Brown's vanilla bean recipe (egg free) and it is great every time. I cut the sugar by 1/4 and let the mix sit in the frige overnight to deepen the flavors. Related topic... I sure do not miss the hand crank freezers!...


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