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re: Round 2 - DFW Severe Storms - Quidam65
Here's the rundown from last night-early morning: Parts of I-20 shut down both directions due to downed power lines. Arlington got hit with power outages (signal lights near where I work are still out, our network is down partially). Denton County had tornado warning (woke me up at 2:30 thi...
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Automation threatens longshoreman jobs - Quidam65
These are not minimum-wage jobs, either. Historically these jobs have paid very well. To paraphrase Bon Jovi: "Tommy used to work on the dock, Robot took his job, he's down on his luck" http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/03/27/automation-port-terminals-threatens-thousands-lucrative-dock-worke...
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Taxpayers paid $162.5M for union work - Quidam65
The article is a bit misleading as it only discusses what is called "official time". Having been in FedGov for almost 30 years, let me clarify. "Official time" is not limited to union officials doing solely union business. I agree with those on this board who take issue with that (and before ...
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re: Honest question for Progs/Libs, how did y'all hijack the color blue from Repubs? - Quidam65
But why are they so proud to use a donkey as their mascot? Yes, I'm familiar with the 19th century political cartoon which characterized the Dems as donkeys (fits well) and the GOP as elephants (not so much). But why didn't the Dems try to co-opt the eagle as their mascot?...
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re: Bill Nelson to filibuster Gorsuch nomination as well - Quidam65
Every poll has Nelson beating Scott by 8-10 points, and Bondi loses by 15 points. GOP needs to find some better candidates....
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re: Bill Nelson to filibuster Gorsuch nomination as well - Quidam65
[quote]Seems at least somewhat odd because florida isn't exactly a deep blue state, and most moderates and indies won't like this, and he is up for reelection in 2018 [/quote] Unless Nelson has decided NOT to run again (all sources I've seen indicate he has hinted he will), this could be a proble...
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re: The Wild DFW Housing Market--my experience - Quidam65
[quote]My parents were selling in Lewisville about 4 years ago. Had a buyer after several weeks but they backed out. My parents decide to stay, but then relisted 2 years ago. They had six offers the first day, multiple over ask, along with personal letters about buying it. It was insane.[/quote]...
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re: The Wild DFW Housing Market--my experience - Quidam65
[quote]If your house gets an offer in under 7 days, you should ALWAYS wait at least a week and then if you get multiple offers tell everyone to give their best and final. Not doing this, is simply horrible business.[/quote] We had FIVE offers in THREE days. Two were low-ball "I Buy Ugly House" o...
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re: The Wild DFW Housing Market--my experience - Quidam65
[quote]I don't see how it's sustainable.[/quote] It isn't, long term. Right now I just hope it holds up through this year. I have another rental house where my (for all intents and purposes) stepdaughter and her family live. She is moving back to near where her grandparents and other family ...
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The Wild DFW Housing Market--my experience - Quidam65
I have a rental house that I decided to place on the market (I had a good tenant but he had some personal issues and paying rent was likely to be a problem in the future). The house is a 1970 all-electric ranch-style house in a working-class area of Lewisville (demographics shifting toward predom...
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re: Banks that offer1st Lien HELOCs - Quidam65
Do you have an existing mortgage on the house?...
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re: Oregon will beat North Carolina and win the championship - Quidam65
[quote]Frank Martin gets his first. USC is playing very well at the right time. [/quote] My SO's calling it, she has USCe winning the whole thing. She calls it on the basis that this is God punishing Dylan Roof for his attack on the SC church. When I noticed that the baseball (Coastal Car...
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re: trump playing golf again; 12th time in 9 weeks he's been to Florida - Quidam65
[quote]Just as soon as trump supporters can enlighten us on why trump has to go to Miami every weekend. [/quote] Palm Beach (there's a big difference). Maybe he's going to Rustic Inn Crabhouse after hours to enjoy some great food! (If you go down there, give it a try)....
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re: Can a majority in the Senate change Senate rules to eliminate the fillibuster? - Quidam65
[quote]The Senate makes its own rules [/quote] Correct. The Constitution gives each chamber (House and Senate) the sole discretion to make its own rules. The only caveats are, as spelled out in the Constitution, 1) for Constitutional amendments, 2/3 of each chamber must agree, 2) for impeach...
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re: Who is ready to blow up the Senate "Rules" - Quidam65
[quote]Well the electoral college exists for much of the same reason [/quote] The Electoral College is in the Constitution. Regarding the House and Senate, all the Constitution states is that each body determines its own rules. The House doesn't have filibusters and limits speaking on a matte...
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re: The God Emperor has spoken, and his words ring out like an eagle's call. - Quidam65
[quote]Republicans do not have the 60 votes necessary in the senate for a full repeal and replace.[/quote] So they can't change the rules like they're threatening to do with Gorsuch's nomination? Or invoke the two speech rule?...
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re: The God Emperor has spoken, and his words ring out like an eagle's call. - Quidam65
[quote]Kinda weak argument in the last tweet to be honest [/quote] Actually its a stronger one--the group that claims to support life and oppose PP could, if they continue with their plans, end up supporting the groups they oppose the most....
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re: Does Baylor teach a course on Sexual Assualt - Quidam65
They have a law school. It's main feature is Practice Court where aspiring attorneys have to handle every aspect of a case through trial and post-trial motions. So they don't have to teach the athletes anything except they can count on an alum to get them off....
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re: French Muslim arrested after trying to drive car into shoppers in Belgium - Quidam65
[quote]Need more car control[/quote] Knife, car, and gas can control...
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re: CNN's Chris Cuomo calls single mother cheap... - Quidam65
Saw pics. IWHI...
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