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re: Dems may well rue the day they stopped the ACHA - SpqrTiger
OP, I'm on the same side as you, and I hope Obamacare fails. But federal welfare programs never implode or get the axe. Politicians never want to be the guy who cut a benefit for thousands or millions of people. It's not a working model for them if they need votes. The people with their hand...
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re: What is your breaking point on health care premiums? - SpqrTiger
This is what frustrates me about this whole healthcare legislation debate. All I want to know is if my $600 per month premium is going to go down. I don't care about making health insurance available to more people. I want my premium to go down. I don't care about lowering the cost of servi...
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re: Marvel's Iron Fist is bombing with critics (viewer discussion begins on page 5) - SpqrTiger
I don't get the hate for this show. I watched it all the way through. It has its weaknesses, but it's no worse than any other hero-driven TV show. It didn't exhaust me like some of the other Netflix Marvel shows, like Luke Cage and Daredevil. (Spoilers follow) The Good: I like that the w...
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re: GGG vs Jacobs - Saturday - SpqrTiger
The GGG fight was a tough fight, and a close one, but GGG won that one fair. Regarding Chocolatito though, I've never seen a fighter land 160 more punches than the other guy and lose. But I will tell you this. Chocolatito was due to lose because he keeps fighting at higher weights, against g...
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re: Should teachers get paid extra for teaching at bad schools? - SpqrTiger
OP, I think you're looking at it the wrong way. I know there are lots of people on this board who like to make fun of (mostly bad) teachers, but they all share one thing in common. They aren't in it for the money. They know going into the profession that they won't get paid much. So monetary...
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re: Major Louisiana coastal restoration project won't get permits before 2022 - SpqrTiger
Of course it won't get permits before 2022. Because no one in power takes coastal restoration seriously. Not the Corps of Engineers, who care about nothing other than the River's navigation, not the federal government, where Kenya probably carries more influence than Louisiana, and not even the L...
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re: 2 Seldom brought up Disney movies: Robin Hood and The Sword In the Stone - SpqrTiger
Like some others in this thread, I grew up in the Disney Dark Age, between 1970 and 1985. I've never seen the Sword in the Stone. I might just dial it up tonight. Robin Hood, though, is probably my second-favorite Disney movie, after Beauty and the Beast. A lot of kids my age, growing up, m...
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re: Star Wars vs. Star Trek in a battle for all the marbles...who wins? - SpqrTiger
The Enterprise crew has faced world-destroying powers before, and come out on top. I wouldn't be so quick to place stock in Death Stars and Super Star Destroyers, considering a single Federation crew's record against planet-killers. There really is no end to this debate, because it's all fanta...
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re: Star Trek guest stars - SpqrTiger
[img]http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/memoryalpha/images/1/1c/Trillya.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20080503234343&path-prefix=en[/img] Guitarist Jane Wiedlin, of the Go-Go's....
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re: How do you know when your kid has "it" in sports? - SpqrTiger
It's real simple. If your kid would rather play baseball than do ANYTHING else... watch movies, play video games, go to the zoo, visit his cousins, etc... Then he has the start of "IT." Love of the game is the #1 most important trait for a young person to have when it comes to getting to t...
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re: The Absurdities of Youth Baseball - SpqrTiger
Being on a baseball team allows a kid the opportunity to be around other kids that they often wouldn't meet or do anything else with. In other words, it teaches them the real-world skill of being on a team. It is their first "workplace." When I coached a team, my son came up to me and told me he ...
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re: Personal Stories of ACA in WV, powerful article - SpqrTiger
After the huge increase in premiums and deductibles I've experienced over the last few years thanks to Obamacare, I couldn't care less about "feel good" stories related to poor people getting health insurance and access to treatment. Obamacare doesn't care about ME. It cares about THEM. I shell o...
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re: Marvel's Iron Fist is bombing with critics (viewer discussion begins on page 5) - SpqrTiger
I will give this one a watch and form my own opinion on it. I'm not too hard on Marvel stuff. Regarding "cultural appropriation," I think the whole concept is bull shite. While I always view certain movies that portray an outsider becoming the master of "native" arts with skepticism (think "The La...
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re: Anyone seen Centurion? - SpqrTiger
I saw this one. It was a few years ago, so I don't remember a lot of the details, other than it being an average effort. I didn't hate it, though. If you like the period/setting, then give it a shot. Not bad for an hour and a half of your time. I preferred "The Eagle" to this one, though. I th...
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Hands of Stone on Netflix - SpqrTiger
I dialed this one up last night. As a recent movie on Netflix, I thought I would give it a quick review. The movie covers boxing champ Roberto Duran's life from childhood, through his feud with Sugar Ray Leonard, to his reclamation of a world title afterward. I thought it was an average movie...
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re: Gordon Chang - America's Anti Missile Defense System has a 56% failure rate - SpqrTiger
Hell, I'm happy it's as high as 56%. It beats the shite out of the 0% chance we had of shooting down icbm's in the Cold War days. We can and should get better at this. I think we should invest bigtime in this technology. ...
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re: Why are marathon runners so annoying? - SpqrTiger
Triathletes are far more annoying. ...
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re: How many skill players do we call prima donnas? - SpqrTiger
All reports about Cooks coming out of college was that he was a high character guy. But the NFL changes people. Who knows? I will say this, though. There are too many Saints who have become problem players. There is a discipline problem on this team, and... no joke here... I think the root of...
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re: The worst thing about the Cooks trade, is that he gets to go to the Patriots. - SpqrTiger
When I think about Cooks, I wonder how the guy ever compiled the stats that he did, honestly. I know it's cliche to come back after a trade and say the guy we traded stinks. I don't think that about Cooks. I just never saw the guy as a legit #1 receiver with the Saints. He had a tendency to ...
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re: History buffs - how would you rate the Vikings success at expansion? - SpqrTiger
If you want to judge Viking "success" by the distribution of their DNA over time, that's your choice, but I would like to suggest to you that you should look at the Vikings, and try to determine, from their standards, whether they felt they were successful. In my opinion, it's a more rewarding pr...
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