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re: Taylor Energy and 14 years of leaking oil - real turf fan
Who has ownership of those leases now?...
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re: Should the government be in the library business? - real turf fan
Four years ago, I was researching some plants from the early 1800's. The only place that had any information was the National Agricultural Library in Beltsville MD. So there I went, wore the gloves to protect their irreplaceable accessions, and found quite a bit of the info I was looking for. Ano...
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re: UPDATE: Chicago PD have now arrested the 2 brothers and Jussie an "alleged" victim - real turf fan
Or do we give credit to the police department for saying they didn't have suspects, etc. and that lack of identification lead the two Nigerians to get back on a plane and deplane into the waiting arms of the police? Did they think that flying away the next day absolved them of coming to the att...
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re: Taylor Energy and 14 years of leaking oil - real turf fan
OT What ever happened with Taylors' Kids? The program started when we lived in NOLA, and when the internet happened, I couldn't find any follow up of what seemed to be an excellent opportunity....
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re: Tariq Nasheed is the best follow on twitter - real turf fan
Are you suggesting a come-back for the trio of Jussie and Milli and Vanilli?...
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re: "Empire" actor suffers beating in awful hate crime that doesn't sound like a lie at all - real turf fan
Go back to the first reports, that had JS stuck in New York for four hours longer than he expected to be. Lots on pictures of him on his social media (copied onto news stories after the incident) showing him on the plane and going to be four hours late. IF something were planned, I could see a nee...
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re: "Empire" actor suffers beating in awful hate crime that doesn't sound like a lie at all - real turf fan
The lawyer for the two Nigerians said that their 48 hour hold will expire today (Friday afternoon)(they were detained when they got off their flight from Africa Wednesday afternoon), and the lawyer expected charges to be filed before their release....
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re: TRUMP is the Greatest President of the 21st Century - real turf fan
Not a heck of a lot of competition....
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re: 'Empire' star Jussie Smollett attacked in possible hate crime(2 brothers are arrested) - real turf fan
Daily Mail reports that the two Nigerians flew home on Wednesday after the 'attack' and only returned to Chicago earlier this week. [link=(https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6707153/Cops-raid-Empire-extras-home-amid-rumored-investigation-claims-Jussie-Smollett-staged-attack.html)]LINK[/link]...
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re: Pregnant schoolgirl who fled UK to join ISIS begs to come home to have fanatic's baby - real turf fan
[quote]2 innocent lives starved to death. They didn't make that choice. That's the sad part.[/quote] But once those two innocents had reached the age that they could wear a suicide vest......boom. Maybe the Father's family could take the child. Is there a legal way to make sure that the litt...
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re: Is it time to charge Jussie? - real turf fan
Tune in to see Jussie cry for the camera. Can you say a-c-t-o-r, Ms. Roberts? ...
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re: Is Judge Ruth Ginsburg working or on sick leave? - real turf fan
Appreciate the homage to Spamalot. The Al Capone-ish question becomes are her payroll checks still being deposited and / or cashed? ...
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re: Deputies search Lafayette Coullee - real turf fan
[quote]Deputies were called to the scene by a fisherman, who said he snagged a clump of hair with the roots still attached.[/quote] Stephen King would tke that sentence and turn it into several million dollars....
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re: They Shall Not Grow Old: Digital 3D or Standard? - real turf fan
Saw it in 3-D (hate the 'glasses') and a couple of places where the foreground stood out and appeared to move in front of the background, all of a sudden I had another level of "Wow" moments when I realized the additional level of work they'd done with the film. As said many times here and elsewh...
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re: Having a shitty grad school research advisor - real turf fan
I knew someone in NOLA who had earned his PhD and was a Prof at one of the universities there. We were talking about life. He said that as a child, he was small and had been bullied a lot. He learned to live with bullies and how to deflect them. Then he eventually got to college and then to grad...
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re: Drainage Basins of the United States - real turf fan
[quote]What’s with the landlocked watersheds? Where does that water go?[/quote] The biggest is the Humbolt River in northern Utah. Not a lot of rainfall out there, and no drainage out of the state, River ends in a marsh. Many of the valleys out in the Block Faulted Valley and Range have subte...
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re: Major WWII shipwreck discovered: Japanese battleship sunk by US found - real turf fan
[link=(https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2016/10/25/potd-big-guns-make-big-holes/)]LINK[/link] Your picture made me look. Link has specifics to the ballistic tests on the hunk of metal. (...
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re: 'Empire' star Jussie Smollett attacked in possible hate crime(2 brothers are arrested) - real turf fan
Don't mistake sash cord for clothes line. The latter has a plastic coating to resist weather. Neither comes in red, white and blue as reported by the neighbor whose comments have been disproven....
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re: 5 teens charged in deadly shooting of Nashville singer - real turf fan
In Tennessee, many people remember a slightly older group from Kentucky who came to Knoxville, abducted Channon Christian and Cris Newsome and after several days of torture , burn him, continued to torture her until they poured lye down her throat and stuffed her, still alive in a 40 gallon drum and...
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