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Post#1 » by moofs » Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:00 pm

Because there IS no topic.

I'm feeling a bit verklempt, talk amongst yourselves.
Here's a topic: Obama has simultaneously increased the federal budget by over 2 trillion per year with Obamacare while demanding Congress to cut 4 trillion over 12 years, and acting like he apparently hasn't still increased the budget deficit by 1.6 trillion per year, which is still 300 bn over his initial estimates of increasing it by 1.4 trillion per year.

Given that trillion is a really freaking big number, which of the top three Sheens had the best acting career? Discuss.
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Post#2 » by moofs » Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:35 pm

And demise of US industry by similar mechanics to what's now being applied to the NBA.

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/artic ... 30,00.html

Numberssss ahoy!
(yes, I'm posting an article that slaps me in the face.)
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Post#3 » by Mr. E » Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:36 pm

I don't know about all of that, but the city of Houston could feasibly cover over 900 square miles by the time the Grand Parkway loop is completed, if they choose to annex many of those unincorporated areas.

We're over 600 square miles now.
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Post#4 » by moofs » Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:48 pm

Which would make us bigger than 21% of the world's countries, and possessing the world's 27th biggest economy.

Welcome to the "Nation of Houston" anyone?

(Oh wait, we're broke now, aren't we?)

(Too bad we're a swamp - when not in draught, anyway)

(Also, tits.)
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Post#5 » by rocketsballin » Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:45 pm

i've always been wondering this for 2k rosters. does anyone know if nicolas batum is a 3/4 or 2/3 or 2-4? i hear different things about him. someone said he's a 3/4 but when i check his speed in 2k its at 84, that's fast enough to guard point guards.
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Post#6 » by kam_soluusar » Sat Jul 16, 2011 6:29 am

Our Government has just bought in a "Carbon Tax" I swear we are the most taxed nation on the face of this Earth.

At least we have Medicare. That's a plus. And none of our States are "Bankrupt."

They slap us with another tax, and then say, "Oh by the way, we are increasing Foreign Aid!"
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Post#7 » by moofs » Sat Jul 16, 2011 2:59 pm

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kam_soluusar wrote:Our Government has just bought in a "Carbon Tax" I swear we are the most taxed nation on the face of this Earth.

At least we have Medicare. That's a plus. And none of our States are "Bankrupt."

They slap us with another tax, and then say, "Oh by the way, we are increasing Foreign Aid!"


I think you're less bankrupt than we are, but from what I've read, you aren't in the healthiest financial state either. Pretty much every non-developing (I.e. brazil/china/india) natin is in heavy debt right now.

What I wonder is... if everyone is in heavy debt... who are we indebted to? My assumption for a while has been that it's a cartel of big banks, since the bulk of the debt is wrought by national governments. That's just a huge WAG on my part, of course. (I have some unfortunate conspiracy theory leanings, but most countries through history have been brought down by interest and entitlements, so...)

Btw, aussie parliament needs to get wise. Our government, until recently, hadn't raised taxes in quite a while. Raising taxes causes vote loss. Instead, we allow banks to loan 30 dollars for each dollar they take in - effectively giving every bank we have the unadvertised ability to print money - then lower interest rates to 0 - encouraging people to take out stupid loans because theyre cheap in the short term - once enough money is paid back into the system, our national wealth has been lowered 10%+ as an excise payment, and none of us plebs are the wiser, because nothing is disclosed.

That part is neat too. Even if you waste your life away watching cspan to avoid network spin, you still aren't much better for it because all the important stuff is decided in committee - which isn't broadcast. :-)
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Post#8 » by moofs » Sun Jul 17, 2011 7:30 pm

Do the random talking news ads that have started showing up all over the interwebs remind anyone else of when everyone on the internet had low quality midis embedded in all their geocities pages?
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Post#9 » by moofs » Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:22 pm

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Post#10 » by College Boy » Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:59 pm

^That's actually not that bad of an idea.

On another OT note, my house was broken into Friday morning.
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Post#11 » by moofs » Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:17 am

College Boy wrote:^That's actually not that bad of an idea.

On another OT note, my house was broken into Friday morning.


Major suckage. Whereabouts are you at? Did they get anything bad, and are you insured?
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Post#12 » by TMU » Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:18 am

College Boy wrote:^That's actually not that bad of an idea.

On another OT note, my house was broken into Friday morning.


I hope no one got hurt.
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Post#13 » by Mr. E » Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:17 am

College Boy wrote:^That's actually not that bad of an idea.

On another OT note, my house was broken into Friday morning.


Sucks, dude. Hopefully karma bites those people in the ass soon.
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Post#14 » by College Boy » Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:28 pm

Yeah that's the plan.
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Post#15 » by Ribalding » Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:44 pm

Today, Glenn Beck weighed in on the right-wing terrorist from Norway. (Because we were all dying to know how Glenn would react, right?)

He equated the 80+ children murdered in that camp to "Hitler Youth". He did it directly and without equivocation.

Too bad I'm drunk. If I could only find my keys and drive to Dallas.....
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Post#16 » by Mr. E » Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:58 pm

Didn't he retire?

And sorry that you're drunk, the Rockets Drinking Game will do that to you! :lol:
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Post#17 » by Mr. E » Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:00 pm

Didn't they turn the freaking Red Light Cameras back on yesterday?
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Re: The OT Thread 

Post#18 » by rocketsballin » Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:41 am

cant believe there's no thread on the GB, but FOOTBALL IS BACK BABY!!! we got something to watch this fall

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=A ... p-nfllabor
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Post#19 » by Ribalding » Tue Jul 26, 2011 2:23 pm

Is there a word or phrase to define that exact moment when you're about to accept a facebook friend request from an old high school acquaintance and then you stop short and think "hey, that guy hated my guts and I think I hated him right back"?

Is there a word for that?
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Re: The OT Thread 

Post#20 » by rocketsballin » Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:34 pm

i wanna cut dat ni*ga throat?

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