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re: Buying an SUV...need help - gorillaballin
Bought my 2013 JGC Overland new and have 55k miles on it thus far with no problems at all. Very comfortable highway ride. Mine has the hemi v8 though FYI. My mom drove a 2011 model to 75k with no problems. I think they've improved reliability over older models...
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re: "Rachel From Card Services" Called from a Phone # One Number Higher Than Mine - gorillaballin
I've been getting these calls from over a year from similar numbers, and even my own one time. You would think that maybe after 100 attempts they would give up...
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re: Louisiana's Public Higher Education Problem Solved - gorillaballin
[quote]useless positions at those schools that needs to be gone too[/quote] ^ This is a bigger drain on funds than people realize....
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re: Louisiana's Public Higher Education Problem Solved - gorillaballin
Grambling and LA Tech consolidating into a single entity is something that's actually feasible. Southern should just downsize to one campus since SUNO is a joke with their nonexistent graduation rates...
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re: Louisiana's Public Higher Education Problem Solved - gorillaballin
I agree with most of your post but these politicians don't have the balls to shut any down, esp the HBCUs. Edwards is a dem, remember? HBCUs won't go anywhere (but they should, starting with SUNO). Also, Southeastern has like 15,000 students so it's fairly viable from an income standpoint, I'd im...
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re: Napoleon down to 2 lanes? This is nuts - gorillaballin
[quote]So buy a house with a driveway. Public streets shouldn't be treated as private parking lots - their primary purpose is moving people through.[/quote] Clearly you are not from here. It's not real easy to just buy a house with a driveway here, this isn't Prairieville bro. The parking lane a...
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re: Season Tickets To Go Out Tuesday July 21st - gorillaballin
Has anyone gotten a tracking email yet? Just curious, people have been known to steal things off porches uptown so I'd like to be around when these come in. #culture...
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re: Season Tickets To Go Out Tuesday July 21st - gorillaballin
Don't they send a tracking email when the tickets go out? I haven't gotten that yet......
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re: What is your opinion on the gentrification of N.O.? - gorillaballin
I'm a millennial, bought a double uptown in 2012 that needed a huge renovation. The older couple who had lived there for 20+ years let it go to shite so it needed basically everything but I was up for it. They bought a house with a pool out in Harvey for what I paid for their dilapidated property, ...
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re: Vagrants in New Orleans - gorillaballin
[link=(http://uptownmessenger.com/2015/04/owen-courreges-fear-and-loathing-of-the-new-orleans-gutter-punk/)]Fear & Loathing of the NOLA Gutter Punk[/link] Do not give them money. Many of them are voluntarily living like that (for reasons I'll never understand). The ones near I-10 at St. Charles...
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re: OT Runners, ear bud selection - gorillaballin
I upgraded from skullz to yurbuds a while back. They're still cheap but better quality sound and they stay in my ears while running or lifting. Buy the ones that wrap around your ears...
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re: Thoughts on real estate as a profession - gorillaballin
Commercial appraisal is in high demand if you want to work your arse off. You will get paid for working your arse off though. Get a finance degree and jump in. Average age practicing is like 57 now so demand will keep going up as older guys retire. It's not a career a lot of people think about when...
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re: Jeep Grand Cherokee OR Toyota 4Runner - gorillaballin
Bought my '13 JGC Overland new and have almost 32k on it. Zero problems thus far. It's my first American car (previously drove a Tundra to 125k) so I bought an extended warranty to 75k miles. If you want the Jeep but also want reassurance, buy the warranty. It bumped up my monthly note by like $...
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re: Moving to NOLA. I come to the only place that can give it to me straight. - gorillaballin
[quote]Single, no kids.[/quote] I'm in the same situation and have lived uptown for the past few years. I prefer having a yard and not having to take an elevator to my apt, pay for parking, etc. Whs district is fun but you'll get more bang for your buck renting uptown. I have a ten minute comm...
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re: "Covington like up-town New Orleans without the gun-fire" - gorillaballin
Alright, I'll give you that, the smallish, true downtown Covington resembles Uptown Nola to a degree. ...
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re: "Covington like up-town New Orleans without the gun-fire" - gorillaballin
[quote]How can you disagree? [/quote] Because a very, very small portion of downtown Covington is walkable. Just about everyone is living amongst the sprawl in places like Tchefuncte CC, Covington CC, Barker's Corner, etc, etc... None of those subdivisions are remotely walkable. Pretty much...
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re: "Covington like up-town New Orleans without the gun-fire" - gorillaballin
[quote]Did you watch the video?[/quote] I did. I'm just saying that I disagree. I can truly speak from both sides. Edit: I also agree with the point about NS kids not knowing the bad areas. I came over here for Mardi Gras in HS and college and didn't know bad from good really. Nothing ever...
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re: "Covington like up-town New Orleans without the gun-fire" - gorillaballin
[quote]Those kids that grow up on the NS never get exposed to the real world. They get to college and boom. [/quote] Meh, most NS kids go to college and do just fine. I went to HS over there, did fine at LSU, and moved to Uptown after school. I know a ton of Mandeville peeps who have done the s...
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re: "Covington like up-town New Orleans without the gun-fire" - gorillaballin
Lived in Covington for 18 years. Lived in Uptown since 2009. These places have very little in common \thread...
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re: LA Fitness or Equivalent in NOLA? - gorillaballin
JCC Uptown is solid and has courts. I'm not Jewish and most of the members aren't - it's more of a community center. Tulane and Loyola have good facilities from what I hear as well Edit: J-Club has towel service...
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