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    Perpetual aggrievement and fear do seem to be the...

    Perpetual aggrievement and fear do seem to be the defining factors in Rob's descriptions of the 85006, although I suspect it's an exaggeration.
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    You misunderstand Rob, looking at both sides of...

    You misunderstand Rob, looking at both sides of any incident doesn't equal "auto-siding", that's the act of a reasonable person. You might also recognize a reasonable person if you ever make it onto...
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    I'm curious as well, I spent the first 6 years of...

    I'm curious as well, I spent the first 6 years of my professional life in law enforcement before moving over to the corporate side. I can usually spot a fellow traveler but you got past me.
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    That reminds me of something I saw in multiple...

    That reminds me of something I saw in multiple places recently:
    http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/001/201/185/19b.jpg
  5. What has changed in the legal climate?

    What has changed in the legal climate?
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    Ever? I'll have to add that to my list of...

    Ever?

    I'll have to add that to my list of indisputable facts I've read on the internet.
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    Yes, that's always been a successful strategy,...

    Yes, that's always been a successful strategy, limiting your message to one or two syllable words.
    "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor"
    "I did not have sexual relations with that...
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    I think the real irony is that the media...

    I think the real irony is that the media continues to reinforce the narrative. I listen to MSNBC on satellite radio during my one hour morning and evening commute. I can't remember a one hour block...
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    You may be right about the money and control...

    You may be right about the money and control part, that is if by control you mean that the limits the constitution puts on the government should be jealously guarded, and by money you mean that the...
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    I never worry about running out of pages,...

    I never worry about running out of pages, although I do feel the distress of deciding which book/series/author to try next. I have over 5000 electronic books, each in two formats (epub and mobi)...
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    Because in the United States we are obsessed with...

    Because in the United States we are obsessed with race and our policies are viewed through a flawed lens.
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    "During my service in the United States Congress,...

    "During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet." ~ Al Gore, 1999

    I think Snopes is splitting hairs on this one.
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    I work with a Director of Quality Control who has...

    I work with a Director of Quality Control who has a Public Intoxication and Indecent Exposure (Urinating in Public) record. Employers aren't particularly interested in misdemeanor charges unless they...
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    Check out a few of the others I mentioned, in his...

    Check out a few of the others I mentioned, in his later years Johnny Cash had the unique ability to take someone else's song and interpret it in such a way that the original was forgotten. I once...
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    Jimmy Buffett: A Pirate Looks At Forty k.d....

    Jimmy Buffett: A Pirate Looks At Forty

    k.d. Lang: Hallelujah

    Roy Orbison: Crying - In Dreams

    Paul Simon: The Boxer - Homeward Bound - American Tune - Sounds of Silence - Duncan (Pretty much...
  16. You know I don't even think liberals would go...

    You know I don't even think liberals would go along with this, when their ideological partners start defining leisure they'd likely feel triggered as they lose their repressed status and are pushed...
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    This (and other) comments about lazy susans...

    This (and other) comments about lazy susans surprises me. We've stored pots and pans in a lazy susan for the past 20+ years without problem. I like them!
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    Speaking of dirty cars, my latest (black) car is...

    Speaking of dirty cars, my latest (black) car is the smartest vehicle I've ever driven with it's front and rear facing cameras, automatic braking and lane control, etc. I recently discovered that if...
  19. That's interesting! Being a history buff, I...

    That's interesting!

    Being a history buff, I can look back at my own life as a consumer of gasoline and remember when many gas stations had some pumps designated as full-serve and others designated...
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    Boy Howdy is that not a fact! We've been an...

    Boy Howdy is that not a fact! We've been an exclusive black car family for the past 25 years because we both like the way they look when they're clean. It's keeping them looking good that's the...
  21. Of course the price of a product reflects the...

    Of course the price of a product reflects the labor involved in delivery to the end user. Allowing self-serve operations should be reflected in a lower cost to the consumer which is indeed something...
  22. Granted, it wasn't over any particular issue or...

    Granted, it wasn't over any particular issue or talking point, more of a guilt through association rebuke.
  23. We had a member here years ago who admitted...

    We had a member here years ago who admitted converting from a Democrat to a Republican based largely upon the daily condemnation of Republicans by one of the moderators. Unfortunately, neither of...
  24. Not to take away from your point, but the figures...

    Not to take away from your point, but the figures in your referenced article missed an important bit of data. The $1.62T deficit attributed to George W. Bush in 2009 was the result of the last budget...
  25. News has become entertainment. They provide you...

    News has become entertainment. They provide you whatever information or opinion that motivates you to come back for more. Learn to trust your BS detector and you'll find that all those issues you...
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