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Sports Forum / Hey aggies I Have a Question About Corbett Sports Center
« on: January 18, 2019, 06:27:10 PM »
I went to your ticket office to get a reserved seat for when we play in March. The person helping me said that was now student seating?

I was a little stunned, but asked him to repeat and then asked for one seat on the back row if it was available.  That is what I ended up with.

When did you change your money making seats to student seating.  I should have asked for a seat on the opposite side, but not going to get into an argument with he guy on how you run your facilities.

So, what's up?

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Politics / Is It Me or Is Cory Booker
« on: January 15, 2019, 02:59:44 PM »
just a weee bit long winded.

I would hate to ask him to repeat because everybody in the hearing room would let out a LOUD groan

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Politics / GOP Wants Muslim Out of Party...typical
« on: January 10, 2019, 05:39:07 PM »
First, why this Muslim feels the GOP is the right fit for himself is a separate question but them crackers don't want him and want to use the U.S. Constitution to oust him.

https://qz.com/1519575/will-a-texas-county-gops-effort-to-oust-a-muslim-official-backfire/

Why ousting a Muslim party official would probably backfire on the Texas GOP

Tarrant County, home to two million residents in the sprawling Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, is the last urban enclave in Texas still in GOP hands—just barely. Republicans’ shrinking lead has local party officials quarreling over how to avoid losing it altogether.

Opposing factions will face off tonight (Jan. 10) during a vote to decide whether there’s room in Tarrant’s GOP leadership ranks for a Muslim medical doctor.

click the link above for the full story

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General Discussion Forum / I Don't Do Christmas Trees and ............
« on: January 10, 2019, 09:14:14 AM »
damn sure won't change my mind after reading this  :o

More than a hundred praying mantises invade home after egg case hatches in Christmas tree

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-news-christmas-tree-praying-mantis-eggs-hatch-20190109-story.html

There’s the partridge in the pear tree, and then there’s the praying mantis in the Christmas tree.

A hundred of them, in fact. They arrived in the home of Molly Kreuze in an egg case nestled among the branches. By the time the 12 days of Christmas had wound up to the 12 drummers drumming, there were many more times that number of praying mantises roaming around her house.

“Bugs,” Kreuze told WJLA in Washington D.C. “Crawling on the walls, crawling on the ceilings. Just kind of … moving.”

The insects are beloved by many and considered a sign of good luck in some cultures, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, but perhaps Kreuze got too much of a good thing. To her credit, she hasn’t killed them. The veterinarian is scooping them into shoe boxes, storing them in a plastic bin and feeding them fruit flies as she seeks an organic gardener who might want to seed his or her vegetable plot with the insect-devouring creatures.   :angel:

“I want to find them a home,” she told the TV station.

Ideally that would happen before they reach their full length of up to six inches.

The egg-case-in-the-Christmas-tree trick has apparently been tried before. In 2017 one Daniel Reed posted a photo online of a walnut-sized and shaped egg mass, warning that it could contain 100-200 praying mantis eggs, reported People.

Click here to see what the egg case looks like

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General Discussion Forum / Jordan Peele - "US"
« on: December 27, 2018, 08:36:16 PM »
this definitely is a horror flick.  Here's the trailer

In theaters March 14th

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6857112/videoplayer/vi1899608601?ref_=vi_prev_btn

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Politics / Chris Christie Takes Himself Out of the Chief of Staff search
« on: December 14, 2018, 02:06:30 PM »
???

He was NOT getting that job.  :shrug:

He must have needed a free meal otherwise why did he meet with the criminal in chief.

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-pol-christie-trump-chief-of-staff-20181214-story.html

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General Discussion Forum / Greensboro Peeps How Much Snow Did You Get ?
« on: December 09, 2018, 07:33:09 PM »
The weather reports say Durham received 14 inches, but at the house here is was 6-9".

This is first time I can remember this much snow and it's not officially winter.

I'm getting too old to be shoveling this much snow.  >:(  it's time to move.

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General Discussion Forum / Oh Lawd I’m getting Old
« on: December 05, 2018, 01:18:07 PM »
 :tongue2:

Time is marching ever so fast for me or so it seems.

I’ve now watched TWO funerals on TV of old white folk. John McCain & George HW Bush.
There was a time this was inconceivable to me.

Oh well....

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General Discussion Forum / Hypnotism - Are You Eligible ?
« on: November 30, 2018, 03:42:01 PM »
Do you know anyone or have experience with it?

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General Discussion Forum / Black Homes Under Valued by BILLIONS
« on: November 29, 2018, 09:37:31 AM »
I assume many of us know this depending on where you live.  Saw this on MSNBC yesterday and looked for the source online.

https://www.curbed.com/2018/11/27/18114490/black-homewnership-home-value-neighborhood

Click on this link below which is embedded in the story and scroll down about halfway for a map to check the area where you live if it's in the study.

https://www.brookings.edu/research/devaluation-of-assets-in-black-neighborhoods/







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Sports Forum / Major League Baseball Supported Cindy Hyde-Smith
« on: November 26, 2018, 11:23:39 AM »
WTF ?

https://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/ny-sports-phillips-mlb-donate-mississippi-hyde-smith-20181126-story.html

On Saturday, Judd Legum of “Popular Information,” a newsletter dedicated to politics, reported evidence that MLB donated the legal maximum ($5,000) to Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith last Friday.

There are two huge problems with the MLB’s donation:

One, Hyde-Smith is using blatant white supremacist tactics to appeal to racist voters.

And two, MLB made the donation after it became publicly apparent that Hyde-Smith would enjoy watching people get hanged in a state with an appalling history of black lynchings, as well as being a supporter of voter suppression.

Read the Story Here

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Saks 'hid,' discriminated against minorities, older workers: lawsuit

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/manhattan/ny-news-saks-lord-and-taylor-race-discrimination-20181120-story.html

The iconic Saks Fifth Avenue was a hotbed of racial discrimination where older black and Hispanic workers were kept away from the store’s busy areas, and steered away from promotion opportunities, according to a new lawsuit filed Tuesday.

The flagship store, and its Canadian-based parent company, set a “glass ceiling” that not only kept the ex-employees out of management ranks, but banished them to areas of the store with "limited customer traffic and far removed from the department's front entrance” where all the action is, the lawsuit said.

"Although they were each committed to maintaining SAKS' reputation as a luxury retailer by providing stellar customer service, their respective managers deliberately targeted them because of their race and/or age," said the suit, filed in state Supreme Court in Bronx County.

The employees claim Saks and other stores run by parent group Hudson's Bay Company denied promotions on the basis of race, and treated white workers better than black and Hispanic workers. Their lawyer, Derek Sells, said the company also discriminated against older workers.

According to Sells, the plaintiffs — Thomas Bisky, 68, Kenneth Taylor, 55, Nixson McCray, 57, William Charles Blocker, 60, Roger Dietch, 70, Pablo Orosco, 54, and Derick Longley and Carlos Batista — were stationed in areas of their respective stores where there was less foot traffic, which made it difficult for them to meet their sales goals.

The lawsuit also alleges that Longley was fired after the Salvatore Ferragamo company sought to make him its brand ambassador.

“Saks fired him just like that. No promotion, you're fired,” Sells said. “He was making all his numbers, he was doing everything that the store expected of him, but when it came time to be promoted, he hit the glass ceiling.”

Sells called for a Hudson’s Bay boycott on Black Friday. He argued that Hudson’s Bay “has never had a black or Hispanic in leadership” in its 348 years of operation. The Toronto based retailer was founded in London in 1670.

“These actions are illegal under New York law,” Sells said. “They are unjust and they are inhumane.”

The plaintiffs said they suffered “emotional and economic harm” as Hudson’s Bay employees.

A Hudson’s Bay spokeswoman declined to comment on the lawsuit..

“While we do not comment on pending litigation, we take these allegations seriously as we are committed to diversity and inclusion across our organization,” the spokeswoman said.

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General Discussion Forum / Bruh Man Claims Share of $687 Powerball Jackpot
« on: November 14, 2018, 03:44:14 PM »
67-year-old man comes forward to claim $343.9 million Powerball prize
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/powerball-winner-67-year-old-man-comes-forward-to-claim-343-9-million-powerball-jackpot-prize-2018-11-14/

NEW YORK -- A 67-year-old New York City man has stepped forward to claim his $343.9 million prize from a Powerball ticket, making him the winner of the biggest jackpot in New York Lottery history, according to the New York State Gaming Commission.

The winner is Robert Bailey, who said he received the winning numbers over a quarter century ago. "A family member gave me the numbers over twenty-five years ago and I faithfully played them," the retired government employee said Wednesday in a news release.

The winning numbers in the October 27 drawing were 8, 12, 13, 19 and 27, and Powerball: 4. Bailey said he checked his ticket online following the drawing and was shocked.

"I said to myself, 'These look like my numbers.' I tried to remain calm and sat down to watch some shows I had on my DVR. I didn't sleep the rest of the night," he said.

Two players won the game that night in a jackpot that topped $687 million, the second being a woman from Iowa.

"I'm excited to share my winnings with family and friends, plan to purchase a new car, and look forward to a long vacation — or several," Lerynne West, from Redfield, Iowa, said earlier this month. "I also plan to give to the causes and organizations important to my family through our newly established Callum Foundation."

Bailey, who bought his ticket at a deli in Harlem, chose to take his portion of the prize in a single payment of $198,086,518. After withholdings, he will receive $125,396,690, according to New York's Gaming Commission.

"I'm gonna get a house, especially for my mother. God bless her, she's still around," he said, CBS New York reported. "I definitely want to travel a little bit and hopefully I make some good investments that will work for me and my family."

He also plans to keep playing his numbers "until this train runs out."




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General Discussion Forum / Television Reviews
« on: November 11, 2018, 11:34:31 PM »
The House of Cards on Netflix 8 episode finale was a hot mess. They should have just ended it if they weren't gonna let Spacey continue. Not that Robin Wright couldn't carry it, but the script was a dog.


The Walking Dead just end this already.  That's all.

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