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      No other Dem yet but we have a long time to the...

      No other Dem yet but we have a long time to the first primaries. Maybe the party offers up a sacrificial lamb to cause to make it seem like a race and then pay that lamb back with a cushy cabinet...
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      Well today they are but in the 1980's and 1990's...

      Well today they are but in the 1980's and 1990's POTS was their business. If not for the breakup of AT&T, the growth of the mobile business would probably have been held back by 3-5 years. It...
    3. My town has a high Indian and Pakistani...

      My town has a high Indian and Pakistani population. There is at least one big tournament in town every year and that group would like to start a youth program as well.

      Now I complained about the...
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      The breakup of AT&T was a dramatic change for the...

      The breakup of AT&T was a dramatic change for the entire industry. If it wasn't for AT&T using it's monopoly power in the 70's to drive away any competition, it may have lasted another 10 years or...
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      His parents fled Germany before he was born to...

      His parents fled Germany before he was born to escape the anti-Semitism of the Nazis. His full name is Mario Luis Kreutzberger Blumenfeld.
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      Good point. AT&T through Bell Labs was a great...

      Good point. AT&T through Bell Labs was a great innovator and with the breakup, that innovation was lost. I'm currently reading a book called "Master Switch" and AT&T/Bell Labs is a major player. ...
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      Aw geez, if you're gonna go for low hanging...

      Aw geez, if you're gonna go for low hanging fruit, get it right: he went in as a tight end and wound up as a wide receiver.
    8. The word "overdose" is used twice in the article...

      The word "overdose" is used twice in the article and in relation to children. An overdose is defined as when a drug overwhelms the body. It does not mean death or lack of breathing. If a child...
    9. I could have elaborated. I have no issue with...

      I could have elaborated. I have no issue with legalizing marijuana for medical purposes. I might even be convinced that it could be legalized for recreational use under regulation similar to...
    10. But let's not confuse the health benefits of...

      But let's not confuse the health benefits of cannabis extracts with simply smoking marijuana.

      There are dangers with general marijuana use:

      about 9% of users become addicted
      the current THC...
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      Why does this remind me of a scene in Eyes Wide...

      Why does this remind me of a scene in Eyes Wide Shut?
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      Put a note on the window: "please do not block...

      Put a note on the window: "please do not block this handicap ramp. I was difficult having to push my child in his wheelchair over the curb."

      Yeah it's not true but hopefully it makes them feel...
    13. The base Sprinter starts at about 20% ($6,000)...

      The base Sprinter starts at about 20% ($6,000) more than the GMC Savana. But with the ability to accelerate the depreciation under current tax laws, the additional first year cost of the Sprinter is...
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      Tell your company to buy another copy and stop...

      Tell your company to buy another copy and stop sharing a license.
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      Giving them legal status would not automatically...

      Giving them legal status would not automatically allow them to vote. They still would have to go through the normal process to e granted citizenship. Then they would be allowed to vote.
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      Aaron Hernandez to the Orange Jumpsuits. It's...

      Aaron Hernandez to the Orange Jumpsuits.

      It's really ironic that his new home at MCI Cedar Junction is just over a mile away from Gillette Stadium. I wonder if they can hear the games?
    17. Thread: Bike rack b5

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      Roof, hitch, or trunk?

      Roof, hitch, or trunk?
    18. I'll play armchair CMO: Corolla to Mexico,...

      I'll play armchair CMO:

      Corolla to Mexico, Camry moved from Subaru plant in Lafayette to Cambridge, and Forester finally brought to Lafayette to meet US demand.
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      I also think some of it was the mortgage brokers...

      I also think some of it was the mortgage brokers who would use the sales line "...you have to get into this real estate market now. Prices will only keep going up. In 3 years the value of your home...
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      Here in MA, the 4 pro teams have plates and the...

      Here in MA, the 4 pro teams have plates and the charity they support is on the plate so no questions on where the money goes:

      Red Sox - The Jimmy Fund/Dana Farber Cancer Institute
      Bruins -...
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