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by not4u13
Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: National
Topic: One dead as car strikes crowds amid protests of white nationalist gathering
Replies: 457
Views: 7590

Re: One dead as car strikes crowds amid protests of white nationalist gathering

Excellent historical perspective by MDDad and Luca. It is very true that most of us mere mortals do project common day understanding onto historical events. It's also true that Lee was a man of great integrity. Ford also pointed out an important point of historical accuracy. The context of the time ...
by not4u13
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: National
Topic: One dead as car strikes crowds amid protests of white nationalist gathering
Replies: 457
Views: 7590

Re: Your Daily WTF

Trump opposes anyone who doesn't support him, think like him or look like him. He claims to be supportive of women, minorities and even the LGBTQ community, but what he does when those groups really need him speaks volumes. His claims are merely solace for the otherwise decent people who who continu...
by not4u13
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: National
Topic: One dead as car strikes crowds amid protests of white nationalist gathering
Replies: 457
Views: 7590

Re: One dead as car strikes crowds amid protests of white nationalist gathering

I hear you Ford. What exactly could Trump have meant by "both sides". All he does is encourage these white supremacists. The blood is on his hands.
by not4u13
Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: National
Topic: Coal Mining is Alive!
Replies: 40
Views: 867

Re: Coal Mining is Alive!

A brief respite perhaps, but what is really dead are all those coal mining jobs. The future of coal mining is in automation. Machines don't get black lung disease.
by not4u13
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: High School
Topic: North Texas Football
Replies: 12
Views: 1536

Re: North Texas Football

I don't know the history. I can say that a Friday Night HSFB game here is a community event. Not only are the FB teams there, but they have large dance/drill teams, large cheer squads, very large marching bands. It's as though the entire school comes together for one event. That kind of thing create...
by not4u13
Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: High School
Topic: North Texas Football
Replies: 12
Views: 1536

Re: North Texas Football

I ran across this site. Crazy stuff. Didn't realize there were several stadiums over 15,000 seating capacity, including one in Fort Worth. http://www.texasbob.com/stadium/region_index.php?region=%204 Toyota Stadium that I mentioned above that is home to the Texas MLS team is 20,000. Similar in conce...
by not4u13
Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: High School
Topic: North Texas Football
Replies: 12
Views: 1536

Re: North Texas Football

Here is a link to a story about the McKinney stadium. https://www.dallasnews.com/news/mckinney/2016/08/19/mckinney-isd-stadium-price-hike-shocks-officials-trustees $70M. High School. 12,000 seats. (both McKinney and Prosper stadiums) Allen Eagle Stadium seats 18,000. The Santa Ana Bowl seats 10,000....
by not4u13
Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: High School
Topic: North Texas Football
Replies: 12
Views: 1536

Re: North Texas Football

Did you happen to notice the banquet area in the end zone toward the end of the video? No more end of year banquet at a Hotel. The press box area is unreal. The visitors side reminds me of the home side of a lot of the nicer OC stadiums. They also have the Natatorium. Not sure what all is going to b...
by not4u13
Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: National
Topic: Trumpcare Revealed
Replies: 176
Views: 3546

Re: Trumpcare Revealed

I don't think your assessment is completely accurate, no. 1) Because we are a humane country, we can't ever see our way clear to letting someone suffer significant pain or die because they can't afford medical care. That's the condition we have today and I'm good with that. That means that TODAY you...
by not4u13
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: National
Topic: Trumpcare Revealed
Replies: 176
Views: 3546

Re: Trumpcare Revealed

I've posted earlier that I'm not a fan of government run anything, but what we have isn't working and it is getting worse. One point that perhaps isn't getting enough attention is that when it is a life or death situation, people do get care, whether they have insurance or not. The people who foot t...
by not4u13
Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: High School
Topic: North Texas Football
Replies: 12
Views: 1536

North Texas Football

Here in North Texas, Collin County is often compared to Orange County. That's the county I live in and I live in the city of McKinney. HS football here is serious business. The Allen Eagles are a powerhouse team and they have an incredible stadium to play in. Tens of millions of dollars. The surroun...
by not4u13
Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: National
Topic: "the inevitable disaster that will be the Trump Administration"
Replies: 5050
Views: 115858

Re: "the inevitable disaster that will be the Trump Administration"

I've steered clear of this thread since its inception, but the reality of what we are seeing now as compared to where this thread predicted we'd be going is just too close not to comment. I have a purely personal anecdotal observation. A lot of otherwise very smart people voted for Trump. Given all ...
by not4u13
Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: National
Topic: McCain Speech
Replies: 6
Views: 528

Re: McCain Speech

Now that we know the final results of this round, McCain's speech resonates even more. It could be a turning point. I think we're seeing other affects. Trump is starting to appear desperate. His latest pick of Kelly as chief of staff is interesting, especially since Kelly has stated publicly that Ru...
by not4u13
Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: National
Topic: Trumpcare Revealed
Replies: 176
Views: 3546

Re: Trumpcare Revealed

Bick ... you stated that if the HBP or High Cholesterol were related to BMI, then it would indicate a choice, with the implication being that anyone with HBP or high cholesterol AND a BMI that is out of line would either be subject to higher premiums or coverage for their condition to be out of pock...
by not4u13
Wed Jul 26, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: National
Topic: McCain Speech
Replies: 6
Views: 528

Re: McCain Speech

Maybe. That really wasn't what he was saying though. He was saying that there will need to be compromise or there won't be a bill that should be passed. To me that reads as something more middle of the road.
by not4u13
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: National
Topic: McCain Speech
Replies: 6
Views: 528

McCain Speech

I read some excerpts from McCain's speech he gave today. I really liked a lot of what he said. Seemed like it could be a wake up call for the Senate, if anyone was listening.

Anyone else have any thoughts or reaction?
by not4u13
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: National
Topic: Trumpcare Revealed
Replies: 176
Views: 3546

Re: Trumpcare Revealed

I've been "overweight" my entire life. Some years, more than others. Up to this point, thankfully, all my "numbers" are good. Only issue is BP, which is in my family history and likely hereditary. However, since I have the "label" of overweight, would my BP medication be considered caused by my life...
by not4u13
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Science and Technology
Topic: Giant California solar project cut back after environmentalists oppose it
Replies: 30
Views: 2326

Re: Giant California solar project cut back after environmentalists oppose it

Kramer, you crack me up. You are so buried in your own dogma you can't see through the "clouds". What did you think of the link I posted for the private company installing larger solar arrays on their place of business to generate 25% of the power they use? What do you think of that? Does generating...
by not4u13
Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: National
Topic: Trumpcare Revealed
Replies: 176
Views: 3546

Re: Trumpcare Revealed

By "good choices" I mean smoking, drinking, drug use, proper diet, regular exercise, etc. But you could also include extreme sports - motocross, bungee jumping, surfing, skiing, etc. In other words, yes - you're responsible for your choices that may cause permanent medical conditions. This bothers ...
by not4u13
Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Science and Technology
Topic: Giant California solar project cut back after environmentalists oppose it
Replies: 30
Views: 2326

Re: Giant California solar project cut back after environmentalists oppose it

I do wonder what folks think about a commercial company making such large investments in environmental sustainability. https://www.environmentalleader.com/2016/06/toyotas-new-hq-targets-leed-platinum-houses-7-7mw-solar-system/ This is a very interesting article that talks about Toyota's goal for LEE...