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Favorite team:Michigan 
Location:Middle East
Biography:Grew up in Lafayette, LA. Went to Terre Haute, IN for my undergrad in engineering. Attended UofMich for a MEng degree. Now working in the oilfield in Kuwait
Interests:college football and rugby
Occupation:Field Engineer
Number of Posts:4025
Registered on:8/12/2010
Online Status:Not Online

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re: ISIS claims responsibility for Texas cartoon shooting - carbola
Honestly I doubt they had anything directly to do with this. They are just claiming responsibility to try to freak people out here....
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Summary of Republican and Democrat fields - May 4, 2015 - carbola
I just thought I'd drop a list off here for all y'all [b]Republicans[/b] Announced: Ben Carson Ted Cruz Carly Fiorina Rand Paul Marco Rubio Mark Everson Jack Fellure Expected to announce: Mike Huckabee Rick Perry Exploring: Jeb Bush Chris Christie Lindsey Graham Bobby Jindal ...
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Barzani in Washington, independent Kurdistan on the agenda - carbola
It seems a little crazy to me that in the middle of all of this the Kurds are still prioritizing their independence. I know they want it and were talking about civil war again when I was there, but it just seems weird in the middle of a current war they are pushing this agenda. Good for them I gue...
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Is Hillary too old? - carbola
I remember in 2008 when the Dems too issue with McCain at the age of 71. Hillary will be 69 so I'm curious what, if any, factor that will play. [link=(http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/06/15/mccain.age/index.html?iref=newssearch)]LINK[/link]...
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"Higher unemployment now than in 1930's"...any truth? - carbola
I came across this on facebook and was wondering if there is any truth to it. [img]http://i.imgur.com/y18sda4.jpg[/img]...
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re: Washington Post: ISIS Led by Saddam Hussein's Commanders - carbola
I didn't really read the article that was posted, but I wanted to share what all the Kurds told me when I was there last year and what was widely assumed to be true among all of them. Basically it boils down to once ISIS took over Mosul, Saddam Hussein's granddaughter was leading the group(s) S...
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re: Walker (The Confederate ranger) vs State of Texas (great free speech case) - carbola
Aren't plates already regulated to where you cannot have vulgarity on them? On a milder level I feel this can be compared to having Pro-Life and Pro-Choice plates. Those most certainly offend a group of people on either side, but some states only offer one of the other....
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Political March Madness (Comic) - carbola
[img]http://media.cagle.com/205/2015/03/19/161522_600.jpg[/img] Having Paul as a 16 seed :casty:...
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re: Seattle restaurants closing because of minimum wage hike? Nope. - carbola
Would be nice if they included WHY the restaurants closed. They just said it wasn't MW. On another note[quote]pre-emptively closing a restaurant seven years before the full effect of the law takes place seems preposterous to us[/quote] How long/what rate is the $15/hr MW being implemented. ...
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re: Fleming stands with taxpayers alone in La Delegation against Amtrak subsidies - carbola
[quote]What was the cost of the ticket compared to flying Southwest? How much time did you spend on the train compared to the time it would have taken to fly? Why should I, as a taxpayer, have helped pay your costs for a less efficient means of transportation?[/quote] I don't know his cost, but w...
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re: Which single weapon has been responsible for the most deaths in human history? - carbola
I'm pretty sure the "single weapon" will only allow one correct answer: the atomic bomb...
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re: The religious cleansing of Middle East Christians - carbola
[quote]This is now occurring in Iraq, Syria, parts of Nigeria, Egypt, Sudan, Somalia and Pakistan. [/quote] To be fair, the first two are by terrorists groups not heads of state...not that any of these are really done by heads of state (outside of probably Saudi where you can't practice anything ...
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re: GMT: Saturday edition - carbola
:gmt: Only 20 more days and I quit my job :nana:...
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re: 2014 - (surprise coming) - warmest year on instrumental record - carbola
It just amazes me that anyone was able to make through 1890....I mean it was warmer AND they all wore suits :pimp:...
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re: where are you and how much is a gallon of gas? - carbola
When I was in Kuwait last year in was like 0.30 :nana:...
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re: Spinoff: predict what oil prices are going to do - carbola
[quote]bhtigerfan[/quote] Not gonna lie, all my friends in the gulf are starting to sweat and I'm just going :nana: since I decided to leave my job for greener pastures and you know not live in the ME haha...
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re: Any of you have political tattoos? - carbola
I really wanted Romney to win :wah: [img]https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQeKUfAxKaTEcpI7mabdMMcMEKcdHNHW15jixQbeMv3TtlIVJKk[/img]...
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re: ISIS gunmen take 20 hostages in Sydney Cafe - carbola
[quote]ISIS gunmen take 20 hostages in Sydney Cafe[/quote] Well no one (including ISIS) has taken responsibility for this. Not sure you can claim it to be ISIS just yet....
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re: Benjamin Watson cut off by CNN - carbola
Meh, as someone pointed out in the comments it was at the end of her segment. The time stamp says 2:59 pm so they probably cut him off so she could sign off in time...
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re: Where to watch in Abu Dhabi? - carbola
[quote]Dubaitiger[/quote] :dude: Awesome deal man. I just dropped you a line. ...
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