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re: Why won’t the Democrat Party apologize for its role in past racial injustices? - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]Because they have invented their fairy tale about the southern strategy to absolve themselves[/quote] There's some truth to the idea that the Southern Strategy converted the Southern U.S. to the Republican party, but it's way, way more complicated than that. For starters, not all of the...
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re: We have a new Sec Def - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]quote: Me too but for different reasons; so all those flag officers would have to kiss his ass That already happens. You'd be surprised how much deference many Sergeants Major get from senior officers for doing absolutely nothing. Don't get me wrong, stellar E8s and E9s are absolute...
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re: NCAA PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]1. Alabama 13-0 2. Clemson 13-0 3. Georgia 12-1 4. LSU 11-1 LSU over Georgia to win the natty [/quote] The committee is not putting 3 teams from one conference in the playoffs....
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re: NCAA PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]A healthy Alabama is going to be ridiculous this year. Could very easily see them being better than last year and I think they’ll be more adept at keeping it going all season. Experience plus getting rid of some REALLY distracting and not focused guys(Mack and Saivion) and adding some...
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re: Gee, thanks Mom and Dad: 35% of millennials still live at home - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]Now we know that inflation adjusted prices are pretty much identical, and real buying power is probably greater today than it was due to cheap interest rates. [/quote] How is a 50% bump in real terms according to your own graph “pretty much identical”?...
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re: What’s the worst injury you’ve ever had? - AbuTheMonkey
I’ve had some pretty rough shite happen, especially in the Army with explosive concussions, shrapnel wounds in limbs, extreme dehydration, and sleep depravation, but rupturing my Achilles playing basketball was maybe the worst thing that ever happened to my physical health....
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re: Houston is the cultural capital of the South - AbuTheMonkey
And Wisconsin...
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re: Houston is the cultural capital of the South - AbuTheMonkey
Chicago has much better outdoor options than Houston, as another example, and Chicago’s isn’t even anything to write home about....
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re: What took more nads, first mariners to cross the oceans or the first manned moon landing - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]What about a third option? Omaha beach.[/quote] I’ll do you one better: going over the top of a trench at a place like Verdun or the Somme....
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re: $15 minimum wage proposal - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]Mortgage interest deductions, pre-tax HSA's, and pre-tax retirement contributions do not add to the deficit. They are all simply tax deductions. Yes, EITC is a subsidy on low-pay as it is a refundable tax credit and in the same vein as what I was talking about.[/quote] They don’t? You...
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re: $15 minimum wage proposal - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]Okay this will be an unpopular opinion here, but I think we should raise the minimum wage. Maybe not to $15 an hour, but at least to a threshold where a person working a full time job would not be eligible for welfare. What pisses me off is places like walmart that literally have food sta...
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re: Somalia is beautiful - AbuTheMonkey
[quote] reminds me of these dumass scandinavian women who went hiking and camping in tents in the atlas mountains of morocco. both were beheaded. they probably WOULD have been ok had they stayed in a hotel in tangier or marakkesh but no they had to stray off the beaten path[/quote] Eh, I’ve...
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re: 148th Open — Champion Golfer of the Year Shane Lowry - AbuTheMonkey
This weather is gonna do Tiger no favors...
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re: El Chapo to Forfeit $12.6 BILLION in Sentencing - AbuTheMonkey
I wonder how much this guy has in hidden assets. Probably enough to make sure his great-great grandchildren never have to worry about money. Just a matter of how liquid and inflation-proof they are. Still, I’m not sure I’d do life in prison at age 60 to ensure that...
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re: These are your choices to live for the next 2-4 yrs: S'port, Spokane, Dover, Charleston - AbuTheMonkey
Man, I don't think people really comprehend geography sometimes when it comes to the West. [quote]Spokane to me, would be more about proxy to Sun Valley[/quote] 9 hour drive [quote]Seattle[/quote] 5 hour drive [quote]Portland[/quote] 6 hour drive [quote]Vancouver[/quote] 8 ho...
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re: These are your choices to live for the next 2-4 yrs: S'port, Spokane, Dover, Charleston - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]Husk is on par with several one stars I've eaten at. McCrady's is easily better than the couple two stars I've eaten at. Not quite three star level though. [/quote] No fricking way. I like Husk, but I wouldn't put it anywhere near a Michelin star....
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re: These are your choices to live for the next 2-4 yrs: S'port, Spokane, Dover, Charleston - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]He probably means the Olympic Peninsula, the coastline, the islands, etc You know, some of the most beautiful areas in the lower 48[/quote] Plus, extending it out a little bit, Whistler, Vancouver, Mt. Hood, etc., etc. The Smokies are closer to Charleston than Olympic is to Spokane ...
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re: These are your choices to live for the next 2-4 yrs: S'port, Spokane, Dover, Charleston - AbuTheMonkey
This thread makes me wonder how many people have actually spent time in Spokane. It’s a pretty dumpy and isolated town. And you’re really far from all the attractions in western Washington. Charleston is the clear winner for me....
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re: CNN says Victoria’s Secret’s stocks are sliding because they aren’t “inclusive” enough - AbuTheMonkey
VS is getting smoked for the same reason every other mid-tier retailer is getting smoked - the dumbbell effect....
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re: Could you score a point against Serena Williams in a tennis match? - AbuTheMonkey
Unless she had some sort brain fart double fault, absolutely not. Now, I do think I could take some match play holes off an LPGA pro, even those like Lexi Thompson and the like....
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