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#1961 Mark Carver

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Posted 14 June 2019 - 07:58 AM

Today is Flag Day! On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress approved the design of a national flag.

 

https://www.loc.gov/...istory/june-14/

 

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#1962 Mark Carver

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 04:54 PM

Looks like Americans have to bail out the French again!

 


US donors have been footing Notre Dame work bills instead of French tycoons

 

https://www.foxnews....M9U6eAe1skFiLSE


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#1963 BSLMichaelWeber

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Posted 17 June 2019 - 05:04 PM

Well without them, we likely don't gain independence when we did. So there's that.

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 10:06 AM

Random thought... 

 

Will be interesting if some of your kids post here one day....  SG Jr, Mackus Jr....  etc. 

Multi-generational debates lol 



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Posted 20 June 2019 - 11:05 AM

Random thought... 

 

Will be interesting if some of your kids post here one day....  SG Jr, Mackus Jr....  etc. 

Multi-generational debates lol 

 

That is indeed a random thought!

 

My oldest son is 12, so he actually wouldn't be far away from jumping into the social media scene.  If I would let him, which I probably won't anytime soon.

 

I think there was a father/son duo over at OH IIRC.  Maybe some poster named "Brian" and some other guy?  


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Posted 20 June 2019 - 11:06 AM

Seth's son could probably say some things.  He seems to be pretty good.


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Posted 22 June 2019 - 10:57 AM

https://www.espn.com...d-fraud-lawsuit

 

I really would love to hear more about this story.

 

Sounds to me that Brees made a dumb ass purchase, didn't do his homework and is now crying about it.  


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#1968 Mackus

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Posted 22 June 2019 - 11:10 AM

Best line in the article is that the lawyer for Brees said that they were traveling and that he hasn't told them about the verdict yet but he expects that they will be pleased.

Could you imagine having so much money that you don't even need to pay any attention to the outcome of your civil trial with $6M hanging in the balance. That's 6,000,000. Dollars.
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Posted 22 June 2019 - 11:58 AM

I'm so fascinated with this decision.  I really hope more info comes out about it.

 

I see people all the time getting completely ripped off.  They pay 4000 for a ring that's worth $400.

 

People get ripped off when they buy lots of things.  Brand new homes will sell for well over what they are worth,  Furniture is one of the highest marked up items you can buy.

 

Where does it stop?  Is this only rewarded because Brees is a well known guy and got fucked out of millions?  What about the people who get fucked out of thousands, do they count?

 

Also, the mall jewelry stores or the stand alone stores like Jared hammer people all day long.  Will you go after big business or are you only going after the "little guy".


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Posted 22 June 2019 - 01:29 PM

I just heard some more about this story and it was a case of fraud. I am glad it wasn't what I thought it was.

It’s still his fault in a lot of ways but they apparently blatantly lied to him about what he was buying.
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#1971 Mark Carver

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 07:57 AM

Cell Phone Booster

 

Has anyone had experience with a cell phone booster for your car. I'm in need of one and was looking for any experience one would have. I've watched a bunch of YouTube videos, but first hand experience would be better.


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#1972 Mark Carver

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Posted 05 August 2019 - 08:58 AM

This day, 8/5/1962... front page of the San Francisco Chronicle.

 

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#1973 Mark Carver

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 08:45 AM

This day, 8/6/1945, at 8:16 AM over Hiroshima. The world has changed...

 

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John Keegan, a renowned British military historian, has called World War II the greatest single event in the history of mankind. - Tom Brokaw, NBC special correspondent and author of "The Greatest Generation"


#1974 Mark Carver

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 03:08 PM

Is there a humane way of killing rats

 

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How about this. Quick and instant. :)

 

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#1975 McNulty

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 03:18 PM

One of the best longforms I've read to date, on combating the rat problem:

 

https://www.theguard...ar-soon-be-over


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Posted 20 August 2019 - 08:24 PM

Is there a humane way of killing rats

 

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How about this. Quick and instant. :)

 

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Yes, but then how do we divvy up all that money?


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Posted 22 August 2019 - 05:52 PM

The Dominos carryout insurance thing is so stupid.
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#1978 Mackus

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 06:08 PM


The Dominos carryout insurance thing is so stupid.

It's intended to be.

#1979 Mark Carver

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 09:14 AM

Today, September 6, 1915. The first tank was produced by the England.

 

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 01:17 PM

Just realized that my favorite console of all time, the Sega Dreamcast, is 20 years old today.  Launched on 9/9/99.






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