User Profile: slade37

slade37

Member Since: October 26, 2010

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  • [1] September 16, 2014 at 1:51am

    I realize there’s more involved here, but we already have different prices for different internet speeds. Each internet service has different prices based on the speed and other features a customer may want. In essence, I’m already paying extra for a fast lane.

    I’m been looking at web hosting sites, and they also have prices based on the needs for the web site. Someone hosting a blog pays less than someone streaming video.

    So I agree, this looks like an excuse for the government to get their fingers into something and royally screw it up. Things will be running as smoothly as Healthcare.gov and perhaps we’ll get some censorship in there too.

  • [2] September 12, 2014 at 2:00pm

    My mom used to have a boss who was French, and it was a French company as well. He made an observation that I think fits what AvengerK is saying.

    In the US, we have a mix of cultures and experiences that can result in a wide variety of opinions and ideas. In other countries, like the Middle East, you have fewer outsiders in the community so everyone has the same life experiences, often have the same ideas. There are fewer outside influences. You don’t have multiple cultures trying to get along. They don’t hear as many alternate points of few. If they do, they are so few that they have little to no impact on their society. It takes much longer for a new idea to spread if it spreads at all.

  • [3] September 11, 2014 at 10:59pm

    I don’t view this as an advert. They aren’t promoting a product. As a company, they are remembering 9/11. They are not selling a 9/11 bear. You design the bear. I’ve never been in their shops, but I don’t think they have pre-made bears. If you want a military bear, you choose the material to make it military. Their brand is about building the bear as you want it.

  • [6] September 10, 2014 at 1:53pm

    Totally agree. This is still happening at my former employer. No one enjoys the job anymore, but they need the nice paycheck. Most are willing to leave if the right offer came along. Not many options unless you start your own business or go for minimum wage.

  • [15] July 15, 2014 at 1:20pm

    Perhaps a girlfriend dragged him there. He might be curious. He might be questioning his faith. Something may have happened causing him to have a problem with his Church. He could be listening so he can be better informed when attacking the views that are taught.

    There are people who may stop listening when they hear the word Bible, but they don’t shut down when they hear Jesus, Simon, or John. They are more likely to listen to the full story if they just hear the names. Fewer barriers, less defensive. If they hear the full story first, they may begin to respect Christianity more. While if they hear the word “Bible,” they may roll their eyes and shut down because of preconceived ideas.

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  • July 14, 2014 at 5:36am

    Actually, Sanford and Son was a remake of a UK show – Steptoe and Son. All In The Family was also inspired by a UK show – Til Death Us Do Part. I think Alfie in the UK show was a bigger racist and more excitable than Archie. I’m glad it wasn’t a simple copy of the UK show like most of the others where they even used some of the same scripts. All In The Family is the better show overall. I just prefer Alfie in the UK version – kinda short guy, shouts alot, more tense, more expressive. (I realize I drifted from the topic of your post. Someone mentioned All In The Family.)

  • [16] July 13, 2014 at 10:20am

    The plane was under some of my folds of fat. Hoffa was there too along with Lerner’s emails.

    I wonder what we’ll get continuous coverage of now? Is CNN going to do a reality show of someone, perhaps?

  • [1] July 11, 2014 at 3:17pm

    True but there are photos of the car showing the valet parked in a No Parking zone. (Photos are posted elsewhere, not in this article.)

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  • [1] July 11, 2014 at 3:13pm

    In the video I posted a link to, one photo of the damage shows a No Parking sign next to the Lamborghini. The valet should have known he shouldn’t park the car where he did.

  • July 11, 2014 at 3:08pm

    Another video has a better view of the damage. http://youtu.be/fDC3OjZjLmU

    I can’t tell how much of the front end might have slipped under the edge of the barrier, but that is some serious damage. It kinda reminds me of my crash in 1997 (front of my 1991 Prelude fit nicely under a Bronco II as I watched my hood fold up toward me). That was about $6,000 of repairs – no engine damage. Airbag sensors were missed too – Bronco’s bumper too high. My front bumper never hit it. Front bumper came off, but sensors never hit the SUV.

    I think I see engine damage on this Lamborghini. There might also be a scratch or dent on that front bumper.

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  • [8] July 9, 2014 at 6:31pm

    …and while unarmed officers run into the store, someone can rob the police cars. You don’t leave guns in the car. I know of a security guy this almost happened to. His SUV was broken into, stereo stolen, rims stolen. If I remember correctly, they didn’t find his gun. He normally parked in his garage, but he couldn’t this night. Old habits…

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  • [-1] July 8, 2014 at 12:27am

    If he had banned T-shirts in general, I’d say he just wants people to be dressed nicer – like the club that didn’t like me wearing sneakers. Bouncer still let me in but asked that I not wear them next time. (There was no next time, and they’re out of business now.) Unless it’s a date, I’m not a fan of places with dress codes. I want to relax someplace and not worry about what I’m wearing unless I have a reason to dress up.

  • [8] July 7, 2014 at 11:39am

    I’m curious about the state of women’s rights in Malaysia. I can understand wanting to cover up more. Does she understand how women are treated under Islam or are women treated so poorly in Malaysia that she doesn’t see much of a difference? I’ve never been there so I am truly curious. In the United States, this looks wrong, but if she was raised with the idea of women being beneath men or men are supposed to control women, this makes more sense. I don’t agree with it.

  • [2] June 29, 2014 at 1:00pm

    ASU Police harassed a black co-worker while he was on a service call and Tempe Police were parked across the street. I am white. I am tempted to say ASU Police do profile black people.

  • June 24, 2014 at 2:15pm

    Considering the number of low information voters, they may not be well informed on other things. Since this study doesn’t cover celebrity gossip, the research may have been needed to point out the obvious since too many can’t seem to figure things out for themselves. I’m also curious if the researchers fall into this category. “This wasn’t discussed by the Kardassians [sp?] or John Stewart perhaps we should study this.”

  • [8] June 18, 2014 at 6:28pm

    Although Progressives don’t care about facts, do you have a source I can reference just in case someone decides to listen?

  • June 6, 2014 at 3:03pm

    People use what they have. For the average person, the phone’s camera is all they need. I do own a camera and camcorder because I like having an optical zoom. However, my phone can also record 1080p. I can load the file to my PC to view it on a larger screen or convert the video for use on another device. When uploaded to YouTube, a Roku or game console can show YouTube on my TV. I do prefer holding the phone sideways so it matches the TV better.

  • [30] June 4, 2014 at 8:53pm

    At a non-religious private school, I can remember the school performed Grease one year – with some censorship to clean up a song or two. I think one was a reference to drinking beer.

    Even though I was an overly sheltered, overprotected kid and lived too far away to socialize after school, I was aware of foul language and the activities of school friends. It is true that we knew things that would shock some parents. However, that’s not an excuse to go nuts during a school event. It should be for all ages. We need to teach that there is an appropriate time and place for some things. The teacher or someone needs to be involved to make sure everything remains OK for a general audience and not become R rated.

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  • May 30, 2014 at 10:44am

    I used to zone out while driving when I was younger. I would get lost in thought and run on auto pilot. I always snapped out of it in time to avoid hitting anyone. I would realize I had no memory of the last few miles. It was usually on roads I was familiar with and while doing a daily task like driving to school – same route, same traffic.

    It’s not an excuse. Unless he was watching a clock or Rocky Horror, there was no time warp. He zoned out or feel asleep. I don’t know about intentional. If he fell asleep, the car could have drifted to the side. Regardless, he was driving. There are consequences even if it was unintentional.

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  • [1] May 25, 2014 at 11:57am

    @ fortherecord In high school, I did a report on Hitler. In one book, it described how he could not handle watching film of an animal being hunted. I think it was of a lion.

    I wrote it over 20 years ago. Memory has faded since then, but that is the only thing I still remember from that paper.

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