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re: What is the best part of living in Baton Rouge? - islandtiger
[quote]you get urbane things without the headaches (atlanta, l.a., chicago, nyc) [/quote] I assume you meant urban. To remotely equate BR to those cities is crazy. I would flip it around...you get all the problems of a major city (traffic, crime, poor schools, poverty, crumbling infrastructure, ...
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re: Starting pitching pretty good since Kentucky series - islandtiger
[quote]Lange has faced bases loaded with less than 2 outs 17 times this season. Hitters are 0-17 with 12 strikeouts in those situations.[/quote] One of the most impressive statistics I have seen for a pitcher....
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re: Adoption - islandtiger
[quote]Adoption[/quote] Did it...without question would do it again. Checkout Gladney in TX...wonderful experience....
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re: As statues come down in NOLA, never forget, Seattle has a statue of Lenin - islandtiger
Note that the statue has one hand painted red... Fremont is a querkey Seattle community. I lived there for a year before buying our home...loved it. From Wikki The statue was constructed by a Bulgarian sculptor Emil Venkov, under a 1981 commission from the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia.[...
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re: Why can't Louisiana just get its sh** together? - islandtiger
[quote]Just wait until you get hit with the extremely high car insurance rates. [/quote] Moved to Seattle from BR 18 months ago. Other than missing friends and family I have not regretted the decision a single time. As for the insurance, my family policy dropped my almost 50 percent!...
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re: why should we allow millenials to stay on mommy & daddy's insurance until they're 26? - islandtiger
[quote]my job offers pretty good insurance but my dad's is way better so i will stay on it for a few more years :)[/quote] It was my understanding that if your employer offered insurance, you no longer qualified under your parents policy....
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re: When will oil come back? - islandtiger
[quote]Trump's bringing coal back. [/quote] He has no ability to "bring coal back" nor does he have control over global oil prices (short of starting WWIII). He likes to think he has more control than he really does. Kind of fun to watch him get frustrated when he snaps his fingers and nobody r...
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re: Do you know someone who flies the Gadsden flag? or has a decal with it? - islandtiger
One can look up the history and meaning of the Confederate battle flag as well, but it doesn't explain why people display it today. For some it is pride in their heritage. For others (most?), it is pride in their racism....
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re: Is Bill Nye even a scientist? - islandtiger
[quote]Bill Nye even a scientist?[/quote] Does it matter? Most scientists are not educators. We need people who are able to understand leading edge science and translate it for students and the general public. There are few scientists that are both good researchers and good educators. No quest...
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re: Isn't Louisiana one of the highest taxed states? - islandtiger
[quote]it makes up for our almost nonexistent property taxes. [/quote] I moved to Seattle in 2015 and purchased a home last year. Home was about 2.5 times our BR home value but property tax is nearly 5 times as much. Sales tax now over 10%. To many, the benefits justify the cost and there never...
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re: Per Sports Today: Wade having trouble filling out staff due to budgetary concerns - islandtiger
[quote]one of his buddy's teaching 2 days a week making 6 figures.[/quote] I am sure you know this, but Tier 1 research universities don't pay their elite faculty based upon teaching prowess. BTW, six figures is no longer a standard for high salaries....
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re: Washington State Man Arrested After Fatally Shooting Stranger He Found in His Shower - islandtiger
[quote]Do I shoot the unarmed intruder or call the police and be shot by them?[/quote] Doesn't apply in this instance. The homeowner left, retrieved a gun from his home next door, returned, then shot the intruder through the shower curtain. His life was never threatened and he should have just ...
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re: Beck: 34% of murder convictions in Ca./Fla./NY/Az. are ILLEGALS - islandtiger
You can probably fond and twist numbers to support whatevwr posituon you take, but in 2014 stats from federal prisons. [Can't easuly link, but Politifact, August 2016) [quote]Of the "illegal" residents, 20,333 — 74 percent of them — were primarily sentenced for immigration violations, not violen...
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re: Honest obituary of 20 year old dying from heroin - islandtiger
[quote] thank you father in heaven because i could not protect her. [/quote] I am not religious, but this brought tears to my eyes. As a parent, I can't imagine the pain of being helpless when your kids are in a life-or-death struggle. May God bless you and your family....
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re: "The last one who ordered me to do something" - islandtiger
[quote]Not sure who Bannon thought he was telling legislators how they were supposed to vote. I'd have told him to F off as well. [/quote] The administration insists on thinking government can be run "like a business," which includes telling people what to do. They will continue to fail as long ...
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re: Bill Nelson to filibuster Gorsuch nomination as well - islandtiger
I am a moderate (liberal by PT standards!) and I would suggest Ds pass on filibustering Gorsuch. He takes much more conservative positions than I like (little guy typically on the short end of the stick), but he is highly qualified with no obvious reasons to challenge other than politics. I would...
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re: Why is military spending ignored when its clearly the largest piece? - islandtiger
[quote]you're not even remotely touching the debt by just cutting the military, considering it's only 15% of the actual budget[/quote] This topic comes up weekly. The critical fact is that defense spending comprises over half of all discretionary spending. You can nibble around the edges by gran...
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re: Is a family of 4 that earns 97k/year middle class or upper class, on average? - islandtiger
[quote]Further, in any respectable city, even the suburbs, $250,000 is about the minimum you'd pay to get into a good school system[/quote] Median home price in Seattle area is triple that. A family of of four trying to live on 97k would be lower middle, at best. Median salary at many local comp...
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re: Donald Trump printed out made-up £300bn Nato invoice and handed it to Angela Merkel - islandtiger
I was just commenting on your statement that you hadn't heard he refused. The report is that photographers wanted a photo of the two leaders shaking hands, Merkel asked if he wanted to shake hands and there was no response from Trump...kind of awkward, to say the least. The admins spin was that it...
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re: Trump turns on his party, blames them for healthcare bill's failure - islandtiger
[quote]If you have the intelligence to understand what he says, and you still think the GOP has any capacity to govern,[/quote] Not sure the snarkey response was necessary, but the issue of ability to govern is a legitimate one. Trump clearly has no clue, but none of is are surprised. R leaders ...
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