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  1. Yes, that was the main point the NPR article I...

    Yes, that was the main point the NPR article I heard seemed to be making.
    Here is the article... http://www.npr.org/2014/05/21/313118629/supreme-court-ruling-not-enough-to-prevent-debtors-prisons
  2. There was an interesting article on NPR a while...

    There was an interesting article on NPR a while back about this phenomenon.... racking up court fees, often for very innocuous offences, and having your DL suspended, which then makes it hard to get...
  3. Ah, screw this. I'm rooting for the White...

    Ah, screw this.
    I'm rooting for the White Walkers from here on out. At least you know where you stand with those fellas. I hope they overrun the wall and kill every one in the seven kingdoms at this...
  4. I know people in their 50's that ride...

    I know people in their 50's that ride skateboards. What does age have to do with it?

    You could just as easily point at many of the posters on COTH and go.... "Horses--- at their ages? Time for...
  5. Math problem for school children in Singapore

    This is an interesting illustration of the level of thinking/deductive reasoning expected of school kids in some countries...........
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    Chicago is a great city, very underrated. #...

    Chicago is a great city, very underrated.

    # The Art Institute.. My God, you could spend a whole week in there, there is so much art to see and appreciate.

    # Brookfield Zoo, I personally prefer...
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    The Nanny State (Texas)

    Texas Republicans introduce a bill that would require local municipalities to get State Attorney General's approval before holding a vote/referendum to pass local.
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    But, but.... who needs the ACA when you can just...

    But, but.... who needs the ACA when you can just start a GoFundMe?

    All those people who are financially ruined because of no insurance are just too lazy to pull themselves up by their GoFundMe...
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    Dude, have you ever crossed a border? I've paid...

    Dude, have you ever crossed a border? I've paid any where from $1 to $200 for the right to enter another country at the border. It's pretty common to pay a fee and have to have to surrender your...
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    It has to be a joke. If people are really...

    It has to be a joke.
    If people are really calling those colors white and gold, then we have a fundamental problem with how we agree on what colors are what. That could have serious consequences on...
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    How does anyone see white and gold there? It's...

    How does anyone see white and gold there? It's black and blue. You people need to go get your eyes checked.
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    It's an import tax. If you return the car, you...

    It's an import tax. If you return the car, you get the deposit back. If you don't return the car, then they keep the deposit and you are in effect paying an import tax. It's because cars are much...
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    Assume? I have literally known thousands of...

    Assume?
    I have literally known thousands of illegal immigrants in Texas over the last 3+ decades. The overwhelming majority of them paid rent, some owned their own houses (and thus paid property...
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    Everybody pays property taxes, either directly or...

    Everybody pays property taxes, either directly or indirectly. If you rent, the cost of the property taxes will be included in your rent, and if the property taxes go up, likely so will your rent. I...
  15. in Quebec you can buy a can of beer from a street...

    in Quebec you can buy a can of beer from a street food vendor.
    I think its more a vestige of a Catholic/Protestant thing.
  16. "It's a battle, but we will be victorious,...

    "It's a battle, but we will be victorious, because with God, who can be against us? We know how it all ends,"
    Quote from Lt Gov Dan Patrick yesterday speaking at celebration (which included a cake...
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    I think Richard Linklater was heavily influenced...

    I think Richard Linklater was heavily influenced by Terrence Malick, you can see a lot of Malick in his movies.
    Tree of Life has a lot in common with Boyhood, both are about a young boy growing up,...
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    One of the best movies I've seen in years. It...

    One of the best movies I've seen in years.
    It was wonderful long exposure of a kid growing up in an imperfect world.

    People complain that it was slow. Life is slow, it evolves in increments. Most...
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    Man, Canadians. You know sometimes you let your...

    Man, Canadians.
    You know sometimes you let your guard down, and start thinking.. "those Canadians, they ain't so bad, they're just like us really.".
    Then you get a glimpse inside the deep dark...
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    IƱarritu wins the best director. Fair enough,...

    IƱarritu wins the best director.
    Fair enough, Birdman was a good bit of directing.

    Btw, anyone who hasn't seen Amores Perros, one of his early films, see it, it's a fantastic movie.
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    Every second person there is English. Is it...

    Every second person there is English. Is it always like this, or just this year? (I've never watched the Oscars before).
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    The guy that is the MC is really annoying. I...

    The guy that is the MC is really annoying.

    I wish there was a condensed version where they just hand out the awards, without all the fluff. And the music, my God... pass me a bucket.
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    If Boyhood doesn't get best film and Linklater...

    If Boyhood doesn't get best film and Linklater doesn't get best director, this whole thing is a sham.
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    If someone is heterosexual or homosexual and they...

    If someone is heterosexual or homosexual and they are living a celibate lifestyle, by choice, does that mean they stop being heterosexual or homosexual?
    I don't see how it is different here. Her...
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    Huh?

    Huh?
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