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by surprise_i'm_armed
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: PA: No place but Philly
Replies: 12
Views: 648

Re: PA: No place but Philly

Some years ago, sociologists examined multiple large American cities, aiming to rank them for politeness vs. rudeness. Who knows if their methodology was any good, but their stats ranked Philly as the rudest city in America. YMMV, but remember, Philly is where Santa Claus was harassed by a stadium f...
by surprise_i'm_armed
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Off The Beaten Path - Pampa, TX
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: Off The Beaten Path - Pampa, TX

http://topoftexasgazette.blogspot.com/2 ... pampa.html

The above link details the crime for which Duane Chapman, aka Dog the Bounty Hunter, was found guilty of in Pampa, and his resulting Texas prison time.

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by surprise_i'm_armed
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Ross Perot death
Replies: 30
Views: 975

Re: Ross Perot death

IIRC, he railed against the NAFTA agreement....the sound of American jobs being sucked southward. But as a good businessman, he hedged his bets. The Alliance area of Fort Worth contains Alliance Airport, and a lot of other infrastructure, which enables both domestic businesses and those engaged in i...
by surprise_i'm_armed
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: DFW North/NorthEast Quadrant Breakfast
Replies: 320
Views: 17825

Re: DFW North/NorthEast Quadrant Breakfast

The rudys.com website was checked by me since our breakfasts there offer plenty of room, infinite loiter time (as they say in the military drone game), and reasonable prices. Unfortunately the only Rudy's east of Dallas is Tyler, and that's too far east. One day this week, I'll take a ride out to Te...
by surprise_i'm_armed
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: HB1755 legalizes Texas dune buggies, but not sand rails.
Replies: 0
Views: 330

HB1755 legalizes Texas dune buggies, but not sand rails.

https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2019/06/18/new-law-greenlights-dune-buggies-in-texas-excludes-sand-rails-for-now/ https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=images+sand+rails&id=C020D0C80A91383C020C756EAE75B2A38B314E94&FORM=IQFRBA The top link above details how Texas dune buggies have been legalized under ...
by surprise_i'm_armed
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: TX:The mean streets of Houston
Replies: 134
Views: 6669

Re: TX:The mean streets of Houston

https://abc13.com/robbery-suspect-shot- ... n/5379142/

The fireworks robber, shot in the face with his own gun, has died.

They are going to miss him at choir practice.

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by surprise_i'm_armed
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: DFW North/NorthEast Quadrant Breakfast
Replies: 320
Views: 17825

Re: DFW North/NorthEast Quadrant Breakfast

I'll be there. Hopefully bitterclinger will attend so that we can talk to him IRL. C-dub, et al: When we meet this Saturday, let's kick around the idea of holding August's 2nd Saturday breakfast in Terrell. Perhaps we'd have a better chance to see some new East Texas faces. Terrell won't be too awfu...
by surprise_i'm_armed
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: If You Carry a Gun, You Need an Outfit to Match
Replies: 12
Views: 988

Re: If You Carry a Gun, You Need an Outfit to Match

James Bond needed a tuxedo from which to draw his PPK. :-)

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by surprise_i'm_armed
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Why is our forum's URL suffix .com instead or .org?
Replies: 8
Views: 688

Re: Why is our forum's URL suffix .com instead or .org?

Thanks, Keith. I had no awareness of his other site until this post.

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by surprise_i'm_armed
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Why is our forum's URL suffix .com instead or .org?
Replies: 8
Views: 688

Re: Why is our forum's URL suffix .com instead or .org?

While I am thinking about journalistic style shortcomings, another thing I hate is when a company's financial results are given, the statement will be made that "sales figures for 2019 are x, up from y in 2018". I'm sorry, but my OCD (or DCO if you like it to be alphabetical!), works FROM 2018 TO 20...
by surprise_i'm_armed
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Why is our forum's URL suffix .com instead or .org?
Replies: 8
Views: 688

Re: Why is our forum's URL suffix .com instead or .org?

Thank you Bill. That clarifies things. If you'll notice in the link, the webpage creators committed a sin IMHO. They use an insider acronym, SEO, without an explanation of what it is. Sure, once you read down the page a little further, you find out that it represents "Search Engine Optimization". I ...
by surprise_i'm_armed
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Why is our forum's URL suffix .com instead or .org?
Replies: 8
Views: 688

Why is our forum's URL suffix .com instead or .org?

My understanding of URL suffixes is that if you are a profit-making enterprise, your URL must end in .com. But if you are a non-profit or FYI kind of website, your URL will end in .org. It seems that since nothing is being sold in the forum, by the forum itself, that .org might have been appropriate...
by surprise_i'm_armed
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Healthy: Conservative talk radio. Non-existent: Liberal talk radio.
Replies: 13
Views: 781

Healthy: Conservative talk radio. Non-existent: Liberal talk radio.

Ok, so this is a subject that has resolved itself some years back, but I wanted to toss it out to the forum friends to kick it around. There are many successful conservative talk radio hosts.....Rush, Michael Savage, Hanity, Levin, many others. The liberals attempted to have a talk radio channel for...
by surprise_i'm_armed
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Woman licks Blue Bell ice cream then puts it back in grocery freezer
Replies: 30
Views: 1573

Re: Woman licks Blue Bell ice cream then puts it back in grocery freezer

So, where's all this facial recognition software when it's really needed?

Riddle me that Batman.

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by surprise_i'm_armed
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: The Crime Blotter
Topic: GA: Athens Body camera video released
Replies: 11
Views: 553

Re: GA: Athens Body camera video released

Although some LEO's may become "overly aggressive" in some citizen's opinions, I believe that the officer who was grabbed by the BG was way too trusting that the initial shots had eliminated the threat. To the point that he had actually re-holstered his sidearm. Wow! Although the BG didn't get the p...

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