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re: State Of Emergency Declared Amid Violence At Charlottesville's 'Unite the Right' Rally - Spirit of Dunson
Whatever I really don't care that much. I was just pointing out that there was violence since he presumed that it was declared in a way to infringe on the freedom of assembly without violence. Then he accused me of bias. I didn't want to write a big response so I threw that out there in a flippant...
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re: State Of Emergency Declared Amid Violence At Charlottesville's 'Unite the Right' Rally - Spirit of Dunson
The unite the right protest was last night. The emergency was claimed today after violence broke out between neo-Nazis and white supremicists and counter protesters. This wasn't an infringement on their right to assembly. It turned violent and police had to retreat. ...
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re: Luggage Recommendations for International Travel - Spirit of Dunson
Damn. I thought you wanted recs for bags for traveling while you were living in europe! :lol: For the move is a whole different story... I like the big duffel bag suggestion. Will your employer ship any stuff via air freight? My firm shipped 75lbs per family member which was a big help. ...
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re: Water damage caused by neighbor.... - Spirit of Dunson
That's too much work. Just add a few fittings and route it to his yard. ...
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re: What's the Engineering Solution to NOLA Pumping? - Spirit of Dunson
[quote]Most designs are based on a basic % capacity that is less than 100% [/quote]Come on, man. You know I know that. :lol: I quoted that number since I thought that it backed up the 60,000 acre number. 80% of the 1 inch of rain per hour number seemed about right to me. Note that this report was w...
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re: What's the Engineering Solution to NOLA Pumping? - Spirit of Dunson
[quote]Someone's math is way off. 1 inch of rain over 60,000 acres is 1.6 billion gallons. There is not a machine in this world that can pump that in an hour. I'm guessing the 60,000 acres number is wrong?[/quote]I got that number from the Army corps of engineers report (page 36). I just redid the m...
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re: What's the Engineering Solution to NOLA Pumping? - Spirit of Dunson
Note that the 100 year storm precipitation rate for a [b]24 hour period[/b] is 13-15 inches. Also, the Orleans Parish pumping stations are responsible for clearing 60,000 acres of land. 1" of rain over that area is 29 million gallons of water. Increasing capacity significantly isn't as easy as ad...
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re: Luggage Recommendations for International Travel - Spirit of Dunson
My family, including 3 small children, was relocated a few years ago, and we still sometimes struggle with luggage. You will take all kinds of different trips - all with different luggage needs, so I would recommend a mix. We have 3 different style and size carry-ons and 3 various check-ins that...
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re: Those of you with good money habits - How were those taught or learned? - Spirit of Dunson
About 5000 hours of listening to my man Dave Ramsey! Honestly, I have no idea....
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re: Longish layover in Frankfurt on a Sunday - Spirit of Dunson
That's the Puten Frankfurter Krüstchen... it's turkey. Did it have a mushroom sauce abs some cheese? I don't think frankfurt is that bad, I wouldn't go out of my way to go there too much, but it is easy to get there from the airport, so why not? ...
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re: Longish layover in Frankfurt on a Sunday - Spirit of Dunson
Depends on the airline and terminal. I've flown out of frankfurt several times in the past 3 months and never had a major issue. ETA: condor might be an issue. I agree with the stache - get your boarding pass first, and if that goes smooth, then head to the city for a bratwurst and a beer. ...
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re: Longish layover in Frankfurt on a Sunday - Spirit of Dunson
There's a 10 minute train from the airport to frankfurt main station every 10-15 min. You could easily go there for at least a meal. Beats the airport for 6 hours. ...
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re: Sun sets in Barrow, AK for first time in 3 months - Spirit of Dunson
[quote]Aren't the insects horrible up there for the brief summer, ie mosquitos?[/quote]I've had to go to northwest Siberia for work in the summer, and the mosquitos are absolutely terrible there. Worse than louisiana swamps. Huge and swarming. I was shocked since it was Siberia, and I knew how cold ...
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re: Max 401k, Max IRA, then what..? - Spirit of Dunson
:lol:I feel like RE investing is a religion on this board... I've been shunned. ...
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re: Max 401k, Max IRA, then what..? - Spirit of Dunson
I max 401k, both IRAs, and put money toward the 529 plans. After that, i have anumber of charities i give to, then I put the rest in an individual brokerage toward a mix of ETFs - stocks/bonds, domestic and international. I'm not sure what else to do. I really am not interested in real estate (I k...
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re: Tell me about Norway. - Spirit of Dunson
Norway is a beautiful (and expensive) country. I go there about 3-4 times per year for work, but almost always stay longer since I love it so much. Sandefjord is less than 2 hours south of Oslo. You should fly into Oslo, drive to Sandefjord and see that city just for the sake of paying homage to ...
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re: Would you travel to Europe alone? - Spirit of Dunson
I live in Europe, but am married with kids (late 30's). That said, my wife and I have both taken trips without the other. I like hiking / kayaking / camping, she likes literature and history. There aren't a lot of trips that she takes that I wouldn't want to go as well (I also like history), but I ...
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re: 9 percent of US households are millionaires - Spirit of Dunson
[quote]I guess I was generalizing based on what I normally see. [/quote]me too... it's human nature. :lol: ...
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re: Morgan City's Finest... (high-speed chase) (Bonus WYHI) - Spirit of Dunson
[quote]Creole privledge[/quote]that's what I'm saying. How do you grab a cop's gun and not get shot. Unless they were cousins or something and that was just Eddie being Eddie....
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