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re: What is y’alls opinion on vapes - Big Scrub TX
[quote]Because it’s less obtrusive, people hit the Vape more often. It ends up being a larger consumption of the addictive products, and they end up spending a lot more money on it.[/quote]I don't know if that's the right math, but it's at least plausible. [quote]We don’t know if it’s actually mo...
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re: Producers on future of James Bond: "Bond Is Evolving as Men Are Evolving" - Big Scrub TX
[quote]Nothing wrong with a pro-Navy movie.[/quote]He didn't say it was wrong. He said it was also political. This just seems undebatable....
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re: Producers on future of James Bond: "Bond Is Evolving as Men Are Evolving" - Big Scrub TX
[quote] Do you not understand the difference between pre-production politics and a film's thematic content? [/quote]So you find out that a new film is 100% funded by the Chinese Communist Party...your reaction is to just casually assume the film's "thematic content" is unrelated to that?...
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re: What is y’alls opinion on vapes - Big Scrub TX
[quote] Had a similar conversation with a friend that vapes worse than a chain smoker smokes cigs.[/quote]And hopefully you were on the side that this is a stupid claim. [quote]s cigs. He kept going on and on about the water vapor, and how safe it is, etc. etc. [/quote]Right. But even then, peop...
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re: What is y’alls opinion on vapes - Big Scrub TX
[quote] Water, propylene glycol, glycerin, nicotine, benzaldehyde, cresol, several types of -diols, and numerous other chemical additives.[/quote]Right - compared to the likely THOUSANDS of flaming carcinogens sucked into the lungs via smoking....
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re: What is y’alls opinion on vapes - Big Scrub TX
[quote]Might as well just smoke a cigarette, no difference. [/quote]Other than radical differences in health impact, you're right....
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re: What is y’alls opinion on vapes - Big Scrub TX
[quote]probably an even worse habit for the smoker.[/quote]Worse how? Economically? Physiologically? I can maybe believe the former, but no way on the latter....
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re: 2 year old killed in hot car after father murdered and carjacked - Houston - Big Scrub TX
[quote]gonna tell you like i tell my wife....get off of social media and even TD if you need to and try and just control what you can control. this kind of shite sucks dick, but understand these kinds of things have been happening for 30 years and due to 24 hour news, social media(inlcuding td) yo...
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re: Any CPAP users in here? - Big Scrub TX
[quote]ny CPAP users in here?[/quote]No, but you might want to try mouth taping while you sleep before getting into all of the CPAP stuff. I've seen multiple people get off of using them with simple taping....
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re: Is anyone else worried that the chart for the 10-yr treasury yield is curving upwards? - Big Scrub TX
[quote]Anyone who has a variable rate loan right now is an idiot and must have known that at some point rates would rise from historic lows. [/quote]This is reductive and not necessarily true - especially not if you can afford to retire your mortgage at any time. The last refi I did was a 10-year IO...
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re: Is anyone else worried that the chart for the 10-yr treasury yield is curving upwards? - Big Scrub TX
[quote]Is anyone else worried that the chart for the 10-yr treasury yield is curving upwards?[/quote]I mean, rates were way too low for way too long. [quote]What happens when it hits 5%? This will be historic (in a very very bad way).[/quote]There was a time when 5% was comically low. There's not...
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re: Here’s everything the Federal Reserve is expected to do today - Big Scrub TX
[quote] Rates should have gone up years ago. [/quote]You mean back when Trump was whining about them being too high?...
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re: LSU women's tennis player who used racial slur no longer part of the team - Big Scrub TX
[quote]what I still consider a child. [/quote]I'm sure that's what you say about juvenile sentencing too....
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re: Are airline tickets expected to decrease anytime soon? - Big Scrub TX
I've been receiving some pretty damned good deals the past 2 weeks from Scott's Cheap Flights - including Japan....
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re: Recommendations for good British mystery/crime drama series - Big Scrub TX
Britbox (can get a subscription on Prime) recently put out an original series set in Ireland called "Redemption". I thought it was really good....
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re: Judge overturns Adnan Syed’s 1999 murder conviction - Big Scrub TX
Yall should listen to the podcast Undisclosed that came out shortly after serial. It's 3 attorneys (Syed's aunt, another one and then a law prof from USCe) that picked apart in excruciating detail every single aspect of the case. Very clearly, the prosecution was shoddy and underhanded and there was...
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re: What's going on with the Cincinnati Bengals? - Big Scrub TX
A few things to note: The 1st month of the NFL season is now effectively training camp when compared to the old days - not only don't the starters actually play (and the coaches never show the real playbook) but there are no full contact practices anymore. Joe Burrow being physically able to d...
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re: Stock Market is about to drop 20-40% - are you nervous? - Big Scrub TX
[quote]Bulls make money Bears make money Pigs get slaughtered [/quote]THIS is the old saying: Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered....
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re: Stock Market is about to drop 20-40% - are you nervous? - Big Scrub TX
[quote]Stock Market is about to drop 20-40% [/quote]Oh really? You should talk to the oil thread guy who predicted a big spike in prices a few weeks ago....
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re: My recent Experience W/ Venezuelan Illegal Immigrants, Coyotes, The harrowing journey, etc - Big Scrub TX
[quote] frick you and your feelings. Allowing everyone to just walk in illegally because emotional women like you cannot stomach reality isn’t tenable. [/quote]I don't know anyone who wants to "allow everyone just walk in illegally". Literally, nobody. Take your straw man bull shite elsewhere....
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