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    I thought the prom post still held the record?

    I thought the prom post still held the record?
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    Crazy like a fox, Julie. He's playing to and for...

    Crazy like a fox, Julie. He's playing to and for publicity, and it's working.
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    Good question, Cecil. Not easy to find, since...

    Good question, Cecil. Not easy to find, since the county doesn't publish minutes online and apparently Microplex wasn't at that meeting. I did find a print acount that says the county chose to...
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    Check out #8: ...

    Check out #8:

    http://www.microplexnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Agenda-for-April-27-2015.pdf
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    Actually, the debt service is $406,687 per year.

    Actually, the debt service is $406,687 per year.
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    It did not. There were no staff cuts and the...

    It did not. There were no staff cuts and the loans were for other than maintenance and operations. Only part of the debt is M&O, and that amount could have easily been paid in lieu of building a...
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    I shouldn't have bothered with the math. From...

    I shouldn't have bothered with the math. From the Bond Facebook page, total P & I is $54,952,769.
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    $32 million, 4.2% interest, 30 years. It was...

    $32 million, 4.2% interest, 30 years. It was mentioned Monday night. The numbers seem to jive, having run them through a mortgage amortization calculator
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    Some folks believe that this bond, if passed,...

    Some folks believe that this bond, if passed, will grow the local economy, increase the tax base, or increase property values. I disagree.

    One local business calculates that the bond will...
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    Wow. Interesting thoughts. I like the idea of an...

    Wow. Interesting thoughts. I like the idea of an early payment option. I'd also support a limit on the debt allowance. But, Mutha, you must recognize the need to modernize the hill. You didn't...
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    So, while I have presented a synopsis of last...

    So, while I have presented a synopsis of last night’s meeting, I haven’t really indicated what I think or what I would propose. I’ll try to do that in this post, although it may take multiple tries...
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    Originally posted on Eastlandspin.com. Copy and...

    Originally posted on Eastlandspin.com. Copy and repost as desired.

    The meeting started out with a presentation by Jason Cochran, School Superintendent. His presentation indicated that the...
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    2900 views is nothing to sneeze at, but maybe...

    2900 views is nothing to sneeze at, but maybe activity here will pick up a bit as people tire of seeing threads disappear on the Facebook pages.
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    From the bond proposal Facebook page, Dale...

    From the bond proposal Facebook page,

    Dale Squiers
    Terry Slavens
    Matt Weaver
    Brent Kirkland
    Amy O'Brien Glenn
    Christy Herrera
    Gay Hart
    Penny Cate
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    Well, any expectation we may have had that the...

    Well, any expectation we may have had that the newspaper would carefully evaluate and impartially report the issues surrounding the school bond election have gone up in smoke following the reveal...
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    Interesting article about the "selling" of bond...

    Interesting article about the "selling" of bond elections. See how much of this looks familiar:
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    School Bond Election

    Why do you think they're highlighting $20.00 per month?
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    We continue to be told that the tax increase will...

    We continue to be told that the tax increase will not apply to homesteaded property. I don't think that is correct. I believe only 65+ and disabled are immune to tax increases..
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    Ha! 30 or 40 years. $200.00 increase is for a...

    Ha! 30 or 40 years. $200.00 increase is for a home valued at (I think) $50,000. I don't have the info here but I'll review what was in the paper tomorrow.
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    Last I heard was that the bond would be floated...

    Last I heard was that the bond would be floated for about 32 million, but that the whole tab would be around 38. Dunno how accurate those numbers are.
  21. Thread: Rain Prospects

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    What makes you think water is headed past the...

    What makes you think water is headed past the rest area? The line serving the rest area is 6" diameter. You are really short if you can walk through it.
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    Thut, have you received any info on this yet? ...

    Thut, have you received any info on this yet? Seems we should have more details to substantiate an expenditure exceeding 30 million. Today's paper has a cartoonish representation of the architect's...
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    You do know Mally has moved back here, right?

    You do know Mally has moved back here, right?
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    Yes, that's what we've all been told. In fact,...

    Yes, that's what we've all been told. In fact, most studies place the total cost of malpractice insurance, settlements, and so-called "Defensive Medicine" at about 2.4% of all healthcare...
  25. You may feel that, but that's not what the 1st...

    You may feel that, but that's not what the 1st Amendment says.
  26. Eastland County Courthouse in violation of 1st ammendment

    Sandman must also be offended by the currency in his pocket.

    Understanding the 1st Amendment would go a long way toward quelling his outrage.
  27. Thread: Conundrum

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    But, if we pay down the debt, what do we care...

    But, if we pay down the debt, what do we care about a credit rating?
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    Police Fact Concealement

    Said the Greeks to the Trojans.
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    Good. I was beginning to think I was the only...

    Good. I was beginning to think I was the only one uneasy with this approach.
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    Hydrogen engines are somewhat more efficient. On...

    Hydrogen engines are somewhat more efficient. On the order of 38% efficiency as opposed to about 30% for gasoline. The problem is availability. Hydrogen has to be wrestled out of whatever compound...
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    Out of curiosity, what is the power source for...

    Out of curiosity, what is the power source for the electrolysis?
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    Police Fact Concealement

    So, the Task Force, operating across multiple counties, couldn't be self supporting through seizures, but this unit can? Our drug problem must be worse than we thought.

    Julie, I'm pretty sure you...
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    This has been a thought-provoking and informative...

    This has been a thought-provoking and informative thread. Cecil, thanks for your long post: it clarifies a number of items.

    Personally, though (the horse isn't quite dead yet) I'm disappointed...
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    ?? How does this jive with having two...

    ?? How does this jive with having two departments doing the same job? The two seem diametrically opposite.
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    It's a volunteer position, unpaid and very under...

    It's a volunteer position, unpaid and very under appreciated. Much like this:
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    Police Fact Concealement

    Looks like the whole 91st operation is funded by the county. It started out funded by a donation, with the expectation it would be self- funding through seizures. Or so we were told.
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    I guess the Tahoe is totaled, as it's replacement...

    I guess the Tahoe is totaled, as it's replacement is on the agenda for Monday's County meeting.
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    My recollection is that the task force didn't run...

    My recollection is that the task force didn't run RADAR in it's efforts. It is also that the task force was disbanded because it couldn't be justified financially.

    Like I said, I have no...
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    I throw the BS flag. I am absolutely not...

    I throw the BS flag. I am absolutely not negative on law enforcement threads per se. There are aspects of law enforcement that I disagree with, as is my right. There are approaches to law...
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    Cecil, I believe you misunderstood my post. I...

    Cecil, I believe you misunderstood my post. I was attempting to get Happy JP to quit trivializing threads he doesn't agree with. My post was a summary of some of the various questions that have...
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    So, you're basing that on....assumptions?

    So, you're basing that on....assumptions?
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    Unless you are the one paying the tab. Taxes...

    Unless you are the one paying the tab. Taxes have come to people's attention recently, given the relentless increase in assessments.
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    Perhaps you'd like to share some of your rational...

    Perhaps you'd like to share some of your rational thinking? What's your take on the pursuit and subsequent death? What's your thinking on the whole subject of a District Attorney having a police...
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    If that's the case, given the concentration of...

    If that's the case, given the concentration of local and state forces running radar in our county, we should be drug-free. This task force was to implement enhanced abilities to local drug...
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    Police Fact Concealement

    Perhaps more to the point, do we really need yet another layer of law enforcement? The city, county, state and Rangers seem to have the bases covered. If they need to do a warrantless search,...
  46. Thread: New Airport:

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    New Airport:

    It is definitely private.
  47. Thread: New Airport:

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    New Airport:

    Don't be flight planning just yet. When they finish pouring concrete, I'll bet it's classified as "Private. Prior Permission Required. " You won't get permission.
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    Whomever they may be.

    Whomever they may be.
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    http://www.microplexnews.com/eastland-das-criminal...

    http://www.microplexnews.com/eastland-das-criminal-interdiction-unit-sweeps-through-cisco-eastland-ranger/

    So, I guess I missed the part about them becoming traffic cops, sitting on the...
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    Well...and Slovakia, Hungary, Brazil, and China. ...

    Well...and Slovakia, Hungary, Brazil, and China. And then there's the N. American plant everyone assumed would end up somewhere in the US, but instead is currently being built in Mexico.
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    Socialism Gaining Ground in Eastland

    How is the theatre a socialistic endeavor ? And , which buildings does the city own downtown?
    Is building roads , sidewalks and pools a socialistic endeavor? The city hasn't spent "millions " on...
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    Socialism Gaining Ground in Eastland

    Who are you talking to, and what word?
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    What tax abatements have been granted? While...

    What tax abatements have been granted?

    While they can discuss in executive session, any action must be voted on in open session.
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    The $50 Dollar Lesson

    No, I sure haven't. Got a link or something?
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    And "burden" is certainly the right word. ...

    And "burden" is certainly the right word.




    http://texastaxtruth.com/files/measuring-the-true-costs-of-a-property-tax-sales-tax-tradeout.pdf
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    From one of Empower Texans' fairy tales: ...

    From one of Empower Texans' fairy tales:



    http://www.empowertexans.com/economy/the-plot-to-drain-possum-kingdom-and-lake-granbury/
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    What are the opinions on Home Rule?

    Which has nothing to do with Home Rule.
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    More Property Taxes

    You're kidding, right? Among the many distortions and outright lies is the allegation that Keffer created the drought. Surely you don't believe that he has that kind of power. Empower Texans wanted...
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    Energy future holdings corp., et al debtors?

    By the way, TXU and Oncor are not involved in the bankruptcy, as far as I know.
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    Energy future holdings corp., et al debtors?

    Not really. Investigate regulated versus unregulated. Reliant's parent also operates generating facilities.

    It 's all the evil spawn of deregulation. You know, that thing that was going to save...
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    Actually, they all deliver power over lines...

    Actually, they all deliver power over lines belonging to Oncor. TXU doesn't have wires and doesn't generate power. TXU is a Retail Electric Provider, just like Stream, Reliant, etc. Power...
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    One of us is running a bit behind. Randy hasn't...

    One of us is running a bit behind. Randy hasn't been our Rep for a few years now. Thankfully.
  63. Thread: Local News Paper:

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    Industrial Foundation is not a tax supported...

    Industrial Foundation is not a tax supported entity. Strictly private funding. Saying the airport spends money is much like saying the swimming pool spends money. They're both city endeavors.

    What...
  64. Thread: Local News Paper:

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    Local News Paper:

    You continue to ignore what I've explained about the source of these funds. They came from aviation related activities and by law must be spent on aviation uses.

    Thought you dems were all over...
  65. Thread: Local News Paper:

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    You have it wrong. Again. First, while it...

    You have it wrong. Again.


    First, while it is a state-local matching funds project, it is a 90-10 match. The city kicks in 10%. Most of the work to be performed is maintenance of existing...
  66. There are some bad news in this report by Gary Bauer

    Word deficit
  67. There are some bad news in this report by Gary Bauer

    Makes it hard to read and harder to understand.
  68. There are some bad news in this report by Gary Bauer

    Why are chunks of text missing?
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    Necroposting raised to an artform.

    Necroposting raised to an artform.
  70. Thread: New Business:

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    As of the last city commission meeting, sales tax...

    As of the last city commission meeting, sales tax revenues are up noticeably.

    Far as the other is concerned, I would think it's too soon to tell about the long term impact. I'm not seeing...
  71. Thread: Ranger Hill Wreck

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    Ranger Hill Wreck

    So I should have have quoted rather than linking?
  72. Thread: Ranger Hill Wreck

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    Well, I have it on great authority that the speed...

    Well, I have it on great authority that the speed limit is 65:

    http://www.microplexnews.com/txdot-installs-warning-lights-on-ranger-hill/

    That said, I recall seeing the yellow advisory signs. ...
  73. Thread: Ranger Hill Wreck

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    I can see that cruise control might be hazardous...

    I can see that cruise control might be hazardous on a slippery upgrade, but I don't understand what it might affect on a downgrade.

    I agree with Mingus when he says grooved pavement might help.
  74. Thread: Ranger Hill Wreck

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    Ranger Hill Wreck

    Maybe. But, it's too hazardous for a trooper to run radar. There's nowhere safe to park.

    The hill needs to be rebuilt.

    By the way, some of the accidents are caused by cars that gather up the...
  75. Thread: Ranger Hill Wreck

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    Speed cameras are illegal in Texas.

    Speed cameras are illegal in Texas.
  76. Thread: Ranger Hill Wreck

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    The speed limit on the hill is already 65 mph. ...

    The speed limit on the hill is already 65 mph. Unfortunately, it is not enforceable.

    The answer is ultimately to straighten out the "S"-turn, ideally in concert with reducing the grade. No...
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    Embarrassing for Texas

    Here's our old buddy, Randy Naugebauer. Blames a Park Ranger for the Veteran's Memorial being closed due to the Government shutdown.
    ...
  78. Thread: Local Paper

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    Indeed I did.

    Indeed I did.
  79. Thread: Local Paper

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    I seek to learn your basis for your allegation of...

    I seek to learn your basis for your allegation of "The disrespect shown to our flag and it's fallen". Your observation or hearsay?

    It's a simple question.
  80. Thread: Local Paper

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    Were you at the game to witness the supposed...

    Were you at the game to witness the supposed disrespectful behavior, or are you depending on someone else's opinion ?
  81. Thread: Thief on Lake Leon

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    Open Container law doesn't apply to a boat.

    Open Container law doesn't apply to a boat.
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    Please show your work. As I recall, the loan was...

    Please show your work. As I recall, the loan was for about 20 years, at an interest rate around 3%. Therefore, the total is closer to half of your number.
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    Consider the source.

    Consider the source.
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    Good question. Track field and Marshall gym...

    Good question. Track field and Marshall gym predate me. I've only been here 20 years. Ag Barn I supported right up until the point that the school "sold" it to F & M bank. We were told it was being...
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    The problem is that it's the school district...

    The problem is that it's the school district spending local money. It wasn't that long ago that we were warned of dire consequences due to a lack of funding of the school district. We were told we...
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    I didn't realize those were the two choices. Was...

    I didn't realize those were the two choices. Was our school district going to fund 25% of the Congo study?
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    Well, it's more like "You didn't pay for that",...

    Well, it's more like "You didn't pay for that", which was the thrust of your previous post.

    In any case, if I spend more than I earn, and can't make the payments, the bank comes and takes my house...
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    Well, it's more like "You didn't pay for that",...

    Well, it's more like "You didn't pay for that", which was the thrust of the previous post.

    In any case, if I spend more than I earn, and can't make the payments, the bank comes and takes my house...
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    If only this were true. The federal government...

    If only this were true. The federal government runs a deficit. That's not your money and my money, it's borrowed money. And, if our school district is sitting on $500K of available funds, they are...
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    What about those who live beyond the 1/4 mile...

    What about those who live beyond the 1/4 mile radius? Or those who pay school taxes, but live outside the city?

    Why is storm sheltering the school district's responsibility? Why use funds...
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    Cecil could verify this, but I doubt your...

    Cecil could verify this, but I doubt your understanding is correct. Since it's actually a gym, I bet it's locked down tight.

    Cecil?
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    Cite?

    Cite?
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    It's a normal procedure for Mud Swallows to nest...

    It's a normal procedure for Mud Swallows to nest under bridges. But, that's not what we're talking about, is it?
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    And there's part of the problem with being a...

    And there's part of the problem with being a school district "responsibility". It will be available provided the storm occurs while school is in session. Nights, weekends, holidays and summer break I...
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    Was that the choice?

    Was that the choice?
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    I think you could say the same thing about...

    I think you could say the same thing about textbooks.

    "Multi-Purpose"? I heard it would double as a gymnasium. With only 3 available, I guess we have a screaming need for another.

    Why school...
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    Is this the best, highest use of a half million...

    Is this the best, highest use of a half million dollars? 'Nuff said.
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    First, the school district was the primary...

    First, the school district was the primary beneficiary of the last round of re-appraisals, and will similarly benefit from the current round.

    Second, I can't believe that there isn't some...
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    Let's spend that revenue from the new valuations

    Wasting no time, the Eastland School District announced it will build a "safe room" adjacent to Siebert Elementary. This will be able to accomodate the students, as well as the residents within 1/4...
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    This pretty well sums up what's wrong with the...

    This pretty well sums up what's wrong with the content side of this board.
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    Probably Ronald Reagan. Based on a quote by Josh...

    Probably Ronald Reagan. Based on a quote by Josh Billings, which was based on a quote from Benjamin Franklin.

    What's your point?
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    If you support the "new forum" as actively as you...

    If you support the "new forum" as actively as you have this one, it will wither and die. In 6 years, you've only posted here 361 times.
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    Can you provide a cite or some other backup for...

    Can you provide a cite or some other backup for this assertion?
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    Come on, Mutha, let's stick to facts, figures,...

    Come on, Mutha, let's stick to facts, figures, and rational arguments. Don't sink to Mingus' level with the ridiculous assertions and completely spurious quotes. CG has a point. You are better...
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    What, Gary Bauer doesn't have something you could...

    What, Gary Bauer doesn't have something you could cut and paste?

    If you don't understand the conversation, just find another one. This one, if you're confused, has to do with the message board. ...
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    We are still a nation of laws and rights. There...

    We are still a nation of laws and rights. There is no obligation for a motorist to roll down the window any more than necessary to produce a license and insurance card (or registration in some...
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    What politics? Mutha posited that structural...

    What politics? Mutha posited that structural problems with the server for this board, as well as for Microplex News, was largely responsible for the lessened participation. I tend to agree, as the...
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    What Wrong With This Board?

    If you don't know how to start a new thread, just say so and we'll walk you through it. No need to continue in that state of confusion.
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    What Wrong With This Board?

    Here's a possible problem. Lately, when anyone tries to start a dialog about issues, someone feels compelled to drag the thread off on a completely unconnected tangent.
  110. Thread: Appraisals

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    Appraisals

    No comments about the second round of appraisal increases in a year?
  111. Thread: Crazy Weather:

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    I believe the cold weather is being caused by the...

    I believe the cold weather is being caused by the Spin's background.
  112. Thread: Hairbrained

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    Hairbrained

    Does it worry you at all that you seem to be the only one who feels this way?
  113. Thread: Hairbrained

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    You claimed that there would not be a need for...

    You claimed that there would not be a need for water restrictions if we didn't have new hotels, businesses and people. I don't think that's the case, so I asked you to provide something factual to...
  114. Thread: Hairbrained

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    Got a cite or something (anything) to back up...

    Got a cite or something (anything) to back up this claim?
  115. Thread: Water Restrictions

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    Water Restrictions

    What grant?
  116. Thread: Water Restrictions

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    While attacking a fire or other emergency in a...

    While attacking a fire or other emergency in a tall building is the most common way ladder truck usage is pictured, that's not the most common application. Ladders (or Snorkels) are use to allow...
  117. How about a link to the article you originally...

    How about a link to the article you originally posted?
  118. Thread: Water Restrictions

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    Are solar systems now being used to fight fires? ...

    Are solar systems now being used to fight fires? I had no idea.
  119. Thread: Water Restrictions

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    Do they have a collection of clapped-out antique...

    Do they have a collection of clapped-out antique high mileage trucks you helped them buy?
  120. Thread: Water Restrictions

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    The Eastland proposal is for a new, 2011 model...

    The Eastland proposal is for a new, 2011 model demo ladder, not a trade-in.

    I agree that the county should form their own fire department and adequately staff and equip it. Unfortunately, your 2...
  121. Thread: Water Restrictions

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    You quoted 2 different subjects, and tried to...

    You quoted 2 different subjects, and tried to roll them both into your typical hatred of economic development. I'll try to unroll them.

    First, it seems that Hanlon has prevailed in their attempt...
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    Are the schools playing talk radio over the PA...

    Are the schools playing talk radio over the PA systems now?
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    Ecwsd water line break!!!

    What happened to Nixle, Code Red, and all the other mechanisms that were to alert us to this sort of thing? I literally learned about this when I called a friend to wish her a happy birthday. She...
  124. Thread: WTG Eastland

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    Don't they currently operate a plant in Austin?

    Don't they currently operate a plant in Austin?
  125. Thread: WTG Eastland

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    The solution is to repeal the law of physics that...

    The solution is to repeal the law of physics that governs evaporation. When the lake level drops an average 1/4" per day just due to evaporation, all your crying about economic development pales to...
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    The phone number you posted is from New York.

    The phone number you posted is from New York.
  127. Thread: No more Twinkies

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    I thought I remembered you posting in agreement...

    I thought I remembered you posting in agreement with Piggy about obesity. I was in error, it wasn't you. My apologies.
  128. Thread: majestics digital

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    I had the opportunity to see the picture quality...

    I had the opportunity to see the picture quality from the new digital projector today. It is nothing short of spectacular. Bright, crisp and clear. The sound also seems improved. Those going to...
  129. Thread: No more Twinkies

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    Twinkies have always been the quintessential...

    Twinkies have always been the quintessential exemplar of junk food. Given your and Piggy's attitudes toward people you see as overweight...
  130. Thread: No more Twinkies

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    This comes a good news to Lucy and Piggydog, no...

    This comes a good news to Lucy and Piggydog, no doubt.
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    You sure the reporter didn't say "Since your...

    You sure the reporter didn't say "Since your divisive victory..."?
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    As I said before, hardly a mandate.

    As I said before, hardly a mandate.
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    Yeah, yeah, yeah. I've still got a few Shiners...

    Yeah, yeah, yeah. I've still got a few Shiners with your name on them.
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    Well, the Democrats are having great fun spiking...

    Well, the Democrats are having great fun spiking the ball in the aftermath of what was hardly a mandate. Interesting to see you join them.
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    Sue, you might work on how you word things. You...

    Sue, you might work on how you word things. You have made quite a few insinuations in this thread. If that wasn't your intention, you worded your posts carelessly.

    I thought we were talking about...
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    The Reporter News says the contested votes were...

    The Reporter News says the contested votes were tossed but the results are still the same.
  137. Thread: Eastland police

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    Actually, there is a flashing light before the 45...

    Actually, there is a flashing light before the 45 mph sign. As much as I hate speed traps, the intersection of E. Main and I-20 is a very dangerous one. 45 is probably too fast through there since...
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    Cornwalls are nice, but Klipschorns are still the...

    Cornwalls are nice, but Klipschorns are still the gold standard
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    "Just a question". Couched in the accusation...

    "Just a question". Couched in the accusation that anyone who consumes alcohol, in any amount, is somehow not behaving as a proper Christian. Sprinkled with anecdotal reference to your business and...
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    It appears that all the local option elections...

    It appears that all the local option elections have passed, although carry-out in Eastland by the narrowest of margins.
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    Good thing we spent the money for electronic...

    Good thing we spent the money for electronic voting. Polls have been closed almost 3 hours and no results?
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    The Appraisal District doesn't set tax rates. ...

    The Appraisal District doesn't set tax rates.

    If tax revenues increase from a new source, the city can either keep the windfall, or reduce the tax rate to remain revenue neutral. The sign seems...
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    He has posted here before.

    He has posted here before.
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    Hey, look what else is in that statute: Sec....

    Hey, look what else is in that statute:

    Sec. 6903.157. EMINENT DOMAIN. (a) To carry out a power provided by this chapter, the district may exercise the power of eminent domain to acquire land and...
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    With the blessing of the State Legislature: ...

    With the blessing of the State Legislature:



    http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/SD/htm/SD.6903.htm
  146. Thread: New License Tag:

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    Isn't that the EISD special edition tag?

    Isn't that the EISD special edition tag?
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    http://www.microplexnews.com/cisco-firefighters-as...

    http://www.microplexnews.com/cisco-firefighters-assoc-supports-local-option-props/
  148. Thread: Snake?

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    What about mold?

    What about mold?
  149. Thread: Snake?

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    Impossible. Snakes don't live where there's mold.

    Impossible. Snakes don't live where there's mold.
  150. Thread: Helicopter crash

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    Original destnation was the hospital. Coming...

    Original destnation was the hospital. Coming from the East, they flew through heavy rain and likely were maneuvering for the instrument approach to the airport. They were in a pretty good rain when...
  151. Thread: Helicopter crash

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    Intended destination was the hospital.

    Intended destination was the hospital.
  152. Thread: Helicopter crash

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    Transported all to the hospital. No idea about...

    Transported all to the hospital. No idea about condition Pilot was able to provide instructions to the first responders. Engine on the chopper was still running while on the ground.
  153. Thread: Where's June?

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    Where's June?

    Haven't seen her around for awhile.
  154. Why? Given that the helicopter crews have been...

    Why? Given that the helicopter crews have been basing themselves in Eastland for years now, and the fact that the heavy tankers require infrastructure available only in Abilene or Midland, what's the...
  155. I live in the county. If I want to build a barn,...

    I live in the county. If I want to build a barn, I build a barn. If I want to build a runway for my plane, I'd build a runway. I wouldn't ask the feds to create an approach protocol for it. I...
  156. Support what. exactly?

    Support what. exactly?
  157. Shameful is not strong enough. I think...

    Shameful is not strong enough. I think reprehensible is closer. I'm not sure there's a word that actually conveys what I think about this "use" of Greg's name.
  158. But, you have to admit that their website does an...

    But, you have to admit that their website does an admirable job of throwing Eastland, who already has an airport capable of everything they boast about, under the proverbial bus. Eastland's airport...
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    But, wind farms can't exist without tax...

    But, wind farms can't exist without tax abatements. So, obviously, they can't afford to pay taxes. When the abatements run out, they will run at a loss.

    You contend that "fat cats" are sucking...
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    Wind energy only exists because of tax abatements...

    Wind energy only exists because of tax abatements and subsidies.

    I thought you were opposed to tax abatements?
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    You sure about this statement?

    You sure about this statement?
  162. Thread: Robbery at Walmart

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    Robbery at Walmart

    Abilene news reports an armed robbery in the parking lot of the Eastland Walmart this afternoon. Explains the DPS cars searching all the nearby parking lots.
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    So, no hazard in the least? But, this could...

    So, no hazard in the least?

    But, this could accidentally spur a little economic growth in the gas industry, maybe coincidentally resulting in a job or two being created. Those new employees might...
  164. Thread: TV & Internet?

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    Ahhh. Does the SWAT team respond to these...

    Ahhh. Does the SWAT team respond to these complaints or is it Organized Crime?
  165. Thread: TV & Internet?

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    Why?

    Why?
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    Mutha, given your stance that water is a...

    Mutha, given your stance that water is a near-sacred commodity, I would expect you to be adamantly opposed to this proposal.
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    Hadn't heard that about Cisco and Eastland, but,...

    Hadn't heard that about Cisco and Eastland, but, that technology has kept astronauts alive since the beginning of manned space flight. Where do you think all that Tang went?

    Actually, have you...
  168. Thread: Yard/garage sales

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    Bet on it. Spin-O-Rama is some of their favorite...

    Bet on it. Spin-O-Rama is some of their favorite entertainment.
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    What's the source for the statement I highlighted...

    What's the source for the statement I highlighted in blue above? I can't find that in any of the descriptive literature for the pipe liner.

    I guess the question is whether or not the WSD can...
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    According to Julie's post, they are proposing to...

    According to Julie's post, they are proposing to use the existing pipeline as a chase, pulling new line through it. If that's the case, we're not talking about old stuff that might break.
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    I think you might be amazed at what substances...

    I think you might be amazed at what substances cross lakes and rivers, safely, every day. It would take something big to breach a submerged pipeline. Like an ocean liner.
  172. Thread: Classifieds

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    You're kidding, right? Tell us that your...

    You're kidding, right? Tell us that your understanding of interest calculations isn't reflected in this post.
  173. Thread: Classifieds

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    I thought the city had figured out how to get a...

    I thought the city had figured out how to get a separate meter just for the sign, and was paying for it? I've always heard that the problem at the museum building was a huge demand charge that TXU...
  174. Thread: Classifieds

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    That's the TXU program where power is free at...

    That's the TXU program where power is free at night.

    When it's on.

    By the way, be careful around that 12,000 volt generator. I'd want 12 KW, but...
  175. Thread: What

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    I'm with you on this one. Where I've been and...

    I'm with you on this one. Where I've been and where I'm going is nobody's business. Just driving down the road , officer.
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    Then, it appears that not only are all the...

    Then, it appears that not only are all the existing pumps allowed, but that any of us has rights to pump water from the lake for "domestic" use.
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    I suspected that the use of science and facts...

    I suspected that the use of science and facts would be a problem. I see I was correct.
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    You asked a question and I answered it. Sorry...

    You asked a question and I answered it. Sorry that the answer doesn't fit your misconceptions.
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    Oh, my mistake. I thought you said they were...

    Oh, my mistake. I thought you said they were actively planning to cut off water to various customers.

    So, they're not making such plans?
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    It appears you just need to pack up the solar...

    It appears you just need to pack up the solar arrays and move to Lake Leon.

    Just how many Kwh's did you put back into the grid to get your negative-number power bill?
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    And, since there will be those who doubt that the...

    And, since there will be those who doubt that the rule exists,

    http://www.tgpc.state.tx.us/subcommittees/POE/FAQs/WaterOwnership_FAQ.pdf
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    Realtors don't make the rules. There may be...

    Realtors don't make the rules. There may be lakes that have a certain amount of water set aside to an association or something similar, which they can then divide, Leon has no such agreement. In...
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    Uhhh, could you please provide some sort of cite...

    Uhhh, could you please provide some sort of cite or corroboration for this? I assume it was discussed in a commission meeting? The date would let me verify this with the official record.
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    Charla, you (and the other lake property owners)...

    Charla, you (and the other lake property owners) may not be aware of this, but, the use of surface water is regulated by the state. Every authorized user of water has an allocation that specifies...
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    No, I'm saying that that amount of water...

    No, I'm saying that that amount of water evaporated last month. Now, if we had 31 months the same as July, it might be close.

    In fact, evaporation depends on temperature, wind, humidity, and how...
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    Yeah, I probably should have done a little...

    Yeah, I probably should have done a little rounding. Nearest million, perhaps? Takes time to get back in the swing.
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    In the month of July, Lake Leon dropped by 1,139...

    In the month of July, Lake Leon dropped by 1,139 acre-feet of water (source below). That equates to 371,147,706 gallons that left the lake (I didn't account for rain adding back to the lake level)....
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    Let's explore your made-up "1000 more people" for...

    Did someone miss all these businesses and people you claim we've gained since 1993? The latest census puts us at 3817, an increase of only 127 people.[/COLOR]


    It is not possible to keep your...
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    I bet the pressure is the same as it has always...

    I bet the pressure is the same as it has always been. The volume may be up somewhat, though.

    The valve that malfunctioned was serviced by the manufacturer within the last year. The system is...
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    Crumbs? The city gave the hospital exactly what...

    Crumbs? The city gave the hospital exactly what they asked for in ambulance funding.
    By the way, Ft Worth had emergency water regulations in effect last year.
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    Both time frames are too short. We need to be...

    Both time frames are too short. We need to be looking a generation or two down the road, if Eastland is to continue to be anything other than a retirement city.
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    Doing this will end evaporation?

    Doing this will end evaporation?
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    'Pull this' asks for facts and this is all you...

    'Pull this' asks for facts and this is all you can come up with? Given the temperatures recently, the vast majority of the reduction in lake level has come from evaporation, not from pumping. ...
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    Thank you both. It's good to be back

    Thank you both. It's good to be back
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    46,159? Hmmm. ...

    46,159? Hmmm.

    http://news.health.com/2009/04/08/traveling-treatment/
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    I love the Spin. I learn things here. See, all...

    I love the Spin. I learn things here. See, all this time, I thought the ship was set adrift by a Tsunami. I had no idea it was blown almost to Alaska by a nuclear explosion.
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    Sorry, I missed this. AEC and NRC are the...

    Sorry, I missed this. AEC and NRC are the answers to the question.
  198. Thread: $5 Gasoline Coming

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    Not a flame, just a correction. The bottom of a...

    Not a flame, just a correction. The bottom of a shoe is a sole, not a soul. I think it makes a difference in this case, although I can't imagine having a lead soul.

    Would that be like having a...
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    Hey, I think you've got it!

    Hey, I think you've got it!
  200. Thread: Secure site?

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    Secure site?

    I know I kvetch more than the average user about glitches, but, what's up with the https site? Suddenly, I'm getting security messages about secure content. I logged onto http://eastlandspin.com and...
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