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re: I'm terrible at making decisions so help me with small SUVs/Crossovers - islandtiger
Just bought a 2015 Subaru Outback...love it. Great handling and high-level finishes, sound system, etc....
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re: Anyone with great or great great-grandfathers who fought in the Civil War? - islandtiger
Great-grandfather. Wisconsin. According to some family research, made it to LA to kick some traitor butts. The US flag his regiment carried (hand made by my gg grandmother) is still in the family. We rolled it out a few years back...pretty moving. I have a photo from 1903 that includes my gg gra...
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re: Slavery. Really? - islandtiger
[quote]Declaration of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify the Secession of South Carolina from the Federal Union[/quote] Take a gander...how many references to slavery as justification for leaving the Union. Hint: lots....
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re: Do you consider mixed race black people to be "black" or simply "mixed race" - islandtiger
[quote]All my friends label me as black just because of the 1 drop rule and i think that is just bullshitee[/quote] Isn't it how you self-identify that really matters? All my biracial friends/co-workers consider themselves black and I respect it...don't really understand it, but it is not for me ...
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re: Obama's Eulogy - islandtiger
[quote]He is not my damn president[/quote] Save that for Jan 2017 when you will actually get your wish after 8 long years....
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re: Obama's Eulogy - islandtiger
[quote]I got so excited for a second....then I realized it was Obama giving the eulogy. [/quote] I figured this thread would be filled with hate, and it met my expectations, but this takes it to a new level. Damn, you are talking about the president of the United States. If you don't like him o...
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re: Meanwhile there is a Vladimir Lenin statue in Seattle. - islandtiger
[quote] Where is the outrage over this?[/quote] Actually, the statute is more of a humerous conversation piece in an eclectic part of Seattle than a political statement. Locals regularly paint various parts of Lenin. When I was visiting Seattle back in March, the hands were painted red ("blood...
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re: Does anybody else hate the taste of beer? - islandtiger
[quote]Beer simply tastes nasty, imo.[/quote] I am older than you but feel the same way about beer...coffee too. Never felt the need to break through the natural aversion to those beverages...wine, on the other hand......
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re: Dylann Roof almost didnt go through with the massacre - islandtiger
[quote]It's a powderkeg that's about to blow. The Sixties on steroids.[/quote] Certainly not my take on current race relations and I lived in DC during the 60's...including the riots of '68. There will always be racial intollerance and hatred, but it is hard to deny that things are not significa...
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re: City of St. George effort apparently fails - islandtiger
[quote]just make sure your kid at least gets into the Great Scholars program at Woodlawn Middle and Woodlawn High[/quote] Our kids went through great scholars at Woodlawn middle then gifted and/or talented at BRMHS and McKinley. No regrets whatsoever. Our youngest is heading out of state for co...
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re: Who disagrees with these points Paul makes? - islandtiger
I typically fall in the libral camp, but I am actually giving Paul a close look....
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re: Global Warming is now Climate Change? When did this happen? - islandtiger
Not exactly a new term! My work includes analyzing how climate change affects natural and human communities,and we have used "climate change" for over a decade. The term more accurately describes the issue...more than just an increase in temperature....
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re: House passes bill banning abortions after 20 weeks - islandtiger
[quote]an acorn falls to the ground and the seed takes root and gets nutrients, you'll have a tree.[/quote] I am in the camp of wanting abortions to be rare but accessible and use your analogy as support for my position. Just like the "stately oaks" on the LSU campus are not the same as the acor...
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re: Bayou Country Superfest - islandtiger
[quote]Also, I've never been but would like to hear the pro's and con's of the fest.[/quote] I am no big fan of country/southern rock/hick hop (love the term!) but I took my daughter a couple of years ago and we had a great time. I bought her tickets for TS this year and she is going with friend...
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re: 40 years ago this week, a 9 year old boy evacuated from Vietnam - islandtiger
[quote]American carrier USS Hancock[/quote] My dad was a master chief on the Hancock and had two tours in VN but retired in 1974 so missed the massive evacuation effort but we certainly followed it on TV (I was a HS senior). :usa:...
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re: 3 weeks in, and no apparent hope of solving LSU funding crisis. - islandtiger
[quote]was working. 10 years ago, when LSU had a competent President with a strong vision, our school was on the verge of being a pretty decent university[/quote] LSU is on the verge of loosing its Tier 1 reasearch university status. If people do not think a state needs at least one top tier uni...
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re: St. George on track to collect signatures needed to be put on ballot - islandtiger
[quote]BRHS has a far superior physical plant than Woodlawn's. [/quote] They do now, although that was not always the case. [quote]The faculty is far superior too.[/quote] I agree, although there are certainly poor teachers at BRMHS and many great teachers at other high schools. [quote]d...
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re: Top 10 Favorite Restaurants in BR? - islandtiger
[q, uote]Capital City Crawfish (just legit in every sense of the word. Good boudin, great po'boys, spicy boiled seafood, reasonable price. Their roast beef po'boy may be the best in BR and can hold its own against the best in New Orleans) [/quote] Although the place doesn't make my top 10, I do a...
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re: What restaurants do you think serve prefrozen microwaved entrees? - islandtiger
[quote]Does anyone really think most chain restaurants just throw frozen food in a microwave? [/quote] I was looking for something quick dinner late one evening after a business meeting in Lafayette and hit Cracker Barrel. I ordered baked chicken and it looked great when served, but when I cut i...
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re: St. George on track to collect signatures needed to be put on ballot - islandtiger
[quote]Why do we need Magnet Schools at all? Why separate kids, bus them are car pool them across town, or take them out of the neighborhood and send them miles away when you could have those classes right at the neighborhood high school? [/quote] I do not thing any one high school can provide fo...
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