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re: When discussing climate change why focus on the negative? - lsumatt
That is my biggest problem ...that a warmer planet is a worse planet. What is the workd's perfect temperature and what year did it occur? The scientist Arrhenius was the first to suggest the possibility of man-made global warming. And he was thrilled about it....
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re: Observation from the final AP poll - lsumatt
Michigan is 10-3 and LSU is 8-4. How exactly do you want those two teams ranked?...
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re: What is a reasonable % of my salary for 401k - lsumatt
Anything less than 7% is unreasonable....
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re: If Ohio State gets in over Penn State - lsumatt
Penn State has more losses. Should USC go to the playoff over Washington too?...
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re: Chase Ritz Carlton card check in - lsumatt
I would like to know the loophole as well. It looks like the easiest thing is to purchase seat upgrade vouchers to be used later. I was also considering just getting an annual membership to a an airport lounge....
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re: Chase Ritz Carlton card check in - lsumatt
How can I/should I spend my annual $300 by the end of the year if I don't plan to fly? Is there a good airport lounge membership I can get for ~$300 that isn't covered by priority pass?...
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re: Chase Ritz Carlton card check in - lsumatt
Just picked my Ritz up at the doorstep 10 minutes ago. Is the $300 per calendar year or subscription year? I don't plan on flying soon what else can I spend it on?...
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re: Ingeniero's list of winners and losers - lsumatt
Yes, Nate silver said trump had about a 30% chance and was fighting liberals on it. I don't know why people hate him so much for what he does. If the polls themselves are wrong that isn't on silver but the pollsters...
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re: Which state result caused your jaw to drop the most? - lsumatt
Trump lost Virginia by 5%. Romney lost it by less than 4%. Both times northern Virginia votes came in late....
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re: Nate Silver is done ; It's Over - lsumatt
I know he is a big lib but I don't understand the hate for Silver. You developed a model based on polling inputs to predict probabilities. His model is only as good as those inputs which are out of his control and how you and me respond on a phone. His prediction gave trump nearly a 30% chance as...
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re: Election 2016 Thread - PRESIDENT DONALD J TRUMP - lsumatt
You are terrible at math. he just needs Florida, North Carolina and one other state of 9+ Votes ...
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re: Credit Card Rewards and Points Discussion - lsumatt
[quote]Don't forget 2/30 rule.[/quote] Thanks. I got the CSP in June and the CSR in late August. So I don't think that is an issue. The letter just said "you already have the maximum amount of credit we can offer you" and "your current amount of credit is enough in relation your income" So jus...
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re: Credit Card Rewards and Points Discussion - lsumatt
I got the CSP and CSR in the last 5 months. They gave me ridiculously high credit limits for both even though I didn't ask for it. I really the Ritz Carlton card because I plan to stay at the one in Maui for a honeymoon. So I applied and got rejected because Chase already has given me a high cred...
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re: Florida Early Voting Numbers (11/3 update) | GOP surges to lead - lsumatt
Do you by any chance have the same numbers for 2012? Not Romney vs. Obama, but rather Rep/Dem/Independent as you have in the OP?...
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re: Rasmussen: Trump - 45% Clinton 45% - lsumatt
Your screenshot is of the 4 way race. RCP counts LA times in the two way race but the poll only includes the 2 candidates....
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re: Atmospheeric carbon crosses the 400 PPM threshhold - lsumatt
[quote]know. I don't think that question even makes sense to be honest. [/quote] So maybe a warmer planet is actually better? Did you know that the scientist Arrenhius was the first to suggest CO2 emissions eould warm the planet..and he was THRILLED!...
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re: Atmospheeric carbon crosses the 400 PPM threshhold - lsumatt
Remind me - what is the perfect global average temperature and what year did that occur? If emitting CO2 cooled the planet would you advocate burning more fossil fuels?...
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re: Trump at 54.9% at 538...before the debate? - lsumatt
There are about 6 or 7 "blue" states that are barely blue and if any turned red he would be over 270. In nate's model, trump has less than 50% chance of winning any of them individually, but as a whole would probably win at least one. ...
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re: Credit Card Rewards and Points Discussion - lsumatt
I will be using my priority pass (via CSR) tomorrow for the first time on my way to Dubai. I will go through JFK on the way there and San Fran on the way back. Advice on the best ones at those 3 airports? What are the rules regarding guests with priority pass? It seems like you pay $30 per guest ...
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