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re: Extremely massive explosion in Beirut. - PacoPicopiedra on 8/4/20 at 7:59 pm
[quote]That would be 1899 to 1900.[/quote] It happened in 1947. I posted about it and my dad living through it as a child on pg. 15 of this thread. The Galveston Hurricane was in 1900. Two of the worst disasters in U.S. history happened within 20 miles of each other, one man-made ( killed over 50...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (2)
re: Extremely massive explosion in Beirut. - PacoPicopiedra on 8/4/20 at 1:12 pm
[quote]Here is what 2,200 tons of ammonium nitrate can do.[/quote] Yeah, my dad was in 2nd grade in Texas City when that happened. He used to talk about how they watched the fire before the explosion while at the bus stop waiting to go to school and it had the strangest bright orange color to th...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Extremely massive explosion in Beirut. - PacoPicopiedra on 8/4/20 at 10:52 am
Wow, in that first video it looks like some kind of grain elevator. Possibly on fire? I remember one of those exploded in Galveston when I was a kid, rattled everything for miles around. ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Who else thought quicksand was a major problem when you were a kid? - PacoPicopiedra on 8/4/20 at 8:07 am
When I was a kid this show presented all kinds of scary shite to worry about. [img]https://i.postimg.cc/c1QBZW09/250px-In-Search-of-Title-Screen.jpg[/img]...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Considering a move in the next year or so - Greenville or Fayetteville/NWA? - PacoPicopiedra on 8/1/20 at 9:46 pm
[quote]The southern Appalachia region is turning out a bunch of really nice cities these days.[/quote] What's the Johnson City, TN area like? Wife and I are considering a move to East Tennessee from the Houston area when I become eligible for retirement in a few years. Wife was born and spent ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: How do people not from Louisiana end up on TD? - PacoPicopiedra on 7/31/20 at 8:20 pm
Conference realignment in 2012 and most of my family members are from Louisiana originally, although no immediate connection to LSU. ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: It begins: First county orders private and independent schools to close for fall - PacoPicopiedra on 7/31/20 at 8:09 pm
[quote]They tried this in Texas. Basically got told they couldn’t do it and funding would be withheld.[/quote] Yeah, State Attorney General Paxton had to remind local politicians(and the Governor) and local health authorities yesterday that the word "Independent" is in the name independent school...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Seattle City Council moved to replace entire police dept. - PacoPicopiedra on 7/31/20 at 4:08 pm
[quote]That’s interesting because I assumed the cartel violence spilled over quite often.[/quote] Yeah, it's understandable. Most people do think that with Juarez so close that El Paso is dangerous. Only when the cartels and Federales get into gun battles near the river and bullets start flying a...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Never too hot to cook a gumbo, right? - PacoPicopiedra on 7/31/20 at 3:28 pm
[quote]Add some roux please. That is soup.[/quote] Yeah, my great granmaw used to say, in her thick Cajun accent, that you had to get the roux as dark as an "Indian's behind". Not sure if she had ever seen an Indian's behind and didn't really want to know if she had. Also, that probably wouldn't ...
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re: Interesting facts about places you've lived - PacoPicopiedra on 7/31/20 at 2:12 pm
[quote]Wish we had that for the heat in the south.[/quote] The downtowns in Houston and Dallas both have tunnel systems that connect several buildings together (with a few skywalks thrown in) just for that reason....Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Seattle City Council moved to replace entire police dept. - PacoPicopiedra on 7/31/20 at 12:11 pm
[quote]It also has to do with the fact most of the higher ups in the gangs/cartels send their children to El Paso for schooling and go shopping there on the weekends. El Paso is "off limits" when it comes to the major violence for that reason. I lived on the west side for a couple years and every...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Seattle City Council moved to replace entire police dept. - PacoPicopiedra on 7/31/20 at 11:56 am
[quote]It'll be more than baws from Lafayette if crime rates skyrocket. How many people you see visiting Detroit and [b]El Paso[/b]?[/quote] El Paso? It has one of the lowest crime rates of any city its size in the United States. El Paso has a lot of problems, but high crime isn't one of them....Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (2)
re: Your best impromptu dad joke - PacoPicopiedra on 7/31/20 at 1:13 am
[quote]The bartender, overhearing the concern for his ego from this new patron, quickly interjects and says “it’s okay my man, hee haw, hee haw , hee hawalways calls me that.”[/quote] Ha! That was my uncle's go to joke when my brother, cousins and I were kids. I think he loved it more than we did...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (2)
re: Lit Yoshi - BR's Most Amazing Rapper - Arrested and held on $1.82M Bond - PacoPicopiedra on 7/31/20 at 12:16 am
They've got that rap gang shite running rampant here in parts of Galveston County in Texas. Just pure craziness. Drive by shooting at houses and at each other while walking down the street, killing each other at convenience stores. Makes one miss the old days of Bloods and Crips. [link=(https:...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: ‘Rednecks For Black Lives’ urges Southerners to fight for racial equality - PacoPicopiedra on 7/30/20 at 8:23 pm
"Redneck". Right...sure thing buddy. [img]https://i.postimg.cc/KYp58dGK/69383047-2670615046323620-2256799241517137920-n.jpg[/img]...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Barack pushing the “we need to rebuild America to make it better” BS right now - PacoPicopiedra on 7/30/20 at 2:02 pm
[quote]Half of this memorial service has been all about politics against Trump. Passive aggressive swipes at him while being super sneaky and not referring to him directly. They're so sneaky I tell you. It's really quite offensive. But I guess they're all in agreement that this type of activity w...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
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