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Old 06-07-2013, 03:39 PM   #26
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Yup.

Let's point out one or two quirks and pigeon hole the second largest state in the union. This is but a speck in the giant state. Stop generalizing and get your heads out of your asses.
but dont you dare assume that a few people flying planes into buildings represents a whole religion
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Old 06-08-2013, 03:27 PM   #27
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Texas is a ****hole and needs to be excised from the union, along with most of the rest of the south.
So says the guy from Michigan.......who's most noteworthy city which was once dubbed the "Paris of the West" now crumbles underneath the excesses created by the enforcement of the belief system that hot-ham gloriously espouses here within every political thread on the great Mane...............................http://www.freakonomics.com/2011/03/...dying-quickly/

"After New Orleans, which lost 29 percent of its population in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Detroit’s 25 percent loss is the largest percentage drop in the history of an American city with more than 100,000 people. Just ten years ago, Detroit was the tenth largest city in the country. Demographers at the Brookings Institute now believe it might have fallen all the way to 18th, with just 713,777 people. That’s the smallest it’s been since 1910, just before the automotive boom brought millions of well-paid jobs and turned Detroit into the Motor City. It’s hard to imagine, but up until 1950, Detroit was the fourth biggest city in America. In 1960, it had the highest per-capita income in the U.S."
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Old 06-08-2013, 03:31 PM   #28
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http://www.nbcnews.com/business/detr...uild-1C7497027

"If Detroit can't get its financial house in order, it could become the largest U.S. city -- at a population of 700,000 -- to file for bankruptcy protection. Earlier this year, two mid-sized California cities -- Stockton and San Bernardino -- filed for bankruptcy."
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Old 06-08-2013, 03:32 PM   #29
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Meanwhile it Texas (where we also have the nation's best looking women hands down)............http://www.thetexaseconomy.org/economic-outlook/
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Job growth, sales tax collections and building permits all signal that the Texas economy continues to outpace the national economy.
Texas total nonfarm employment increased by 33,100 jobs during April 2013. Between April 2012 and April 2013, Texas total nonfarm employment increased by 3.0 percent.
Over the past year, Texas added jobs in all of the 11 major industries, including professional and business services, trade, transportation and utilities, leisure and hospitality, construction, education and health services, government, mining and logging, financial activities, other services, manufacturing, and information.
Texas employment fell by more than 422,000 during the recession, reaching its low point in December 2009, but returned to its pre-recession peak in November 2011. By February 2013, the state had added an additional 454,000 jobs. In the U.S. as a whole, only 67 percent of recession-hit jobs were recovered by March 2013.
Texas and the nation returned to economic growth in 2010 and 2011, respectively. In calendar 2012, Texas real gross domestic product grew by 3.2 percent, compared with 2.2 percent for the U.S. "
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http://www.chron.com/business/econom...th-4583428.php

If you're not living in North Dakota, you might as well be living in Texas.
A strong increase in economic activity in oil and gas exploration and production boosted the fortunes of both states in 2012, according to a report Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.
The gross domestic product - the total value of all economic activity within a state that is adjusted for inflation - increased 4.8 percent in Texas in 2012, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
The U.S. average for 2012 was 2.5 percent. All the states except Connecticut reported an increase in economic activity.
While the energy industry contributed the most to economic growth in Texas, durable goods manufacturing - which includes the making of oil and gas field machinery - was also an important factor for the state.
However, no state could match the economic growth rate that North Dakota experienced last year.
Sparsely populated North Dakota grew by 13.4 percent last year, led by energy exploration and production but also helped by strong growth in construction, wholesale trade and transportation and warehousing, the economic analysis bureau reported.
Inflation-adjusted gross domestic product is the sum of spending by consumers, businesses and government as well as investment and foreign trade, according to the bureau.
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10 fastest growing cities in America #9) San Antonio #3) Dallas #2) Houston #1) Austin "Perhaps not surprisingly, cities in Texas, which welcomed more than 427,000 newcomers from August 2011 to July 2012, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, dominated our list. Houston ranked second, behind Austin, followed by Dallas in third place and San Antonio in ninth. Robust labor markets, unemployment rates under 6% (well below the national average),no state income tax, a business-friendly regulatory environment, and strong population inflows all contributed to Texas towns' high rankings." http://homes.yahoo.com/news/america-...001953099.html
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and with that, Hot-ham, Roh etc,.....YOU AND YOUR MINDLESS POLICIES, STAY FAR THE pink puppy belli AWAY.....
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Texas is worthless. Besides Austin.
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Now you've done it. Everyone get down. Wikipedia onslaught incoming.
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Texas is worthless. Besides Austin.
Hey Riggs and Req why don't you two come down to Texas stadium on October 6th for the game? I will be there with Doc B, and we would enjoy showing you two some southern hospitality. No need to worry about feeling safe, I'm pretty sure we will be the two biggest ole boys wearing orange there.
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:16 AM   #36
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Haha, what a fool.

I've said it on here before and I guess I'll have to say it again. Born and raised in the great state of Texas here, but unfortunately moved away after college. I've lived in 3 other states in my journey of life and the wife and I have our sites solely focused on moving back to Texas. Nothing tops it. Those that say otherwise are either ignorant or just plain jealous.
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There is nothing worse than a Texan on a Colorado ski slope. The starter jackets and jeans just crack me up. Not sure why but they make it a point to make sure everyone knows there from Texas.

"I'm from Texas, everything is bigger in Texas, yadda yadda yadda". Tell you what if texas is so ****ing great why are they always in Colorado?

But hey I'm glad they like texico enough to go back!

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"A jury in Bexar County, Texas just acquitted Ezekiel Gilbert of charges that he murdered a 23-year-old Craigslist escort—agreeing that because he was attempting to retrieve the $150 he'd paid to Frago, who wouldn't have sex with him, his actions were justified."
Humm, I guess this only happens in Texas

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Hey Riggs and Req why don't you two come down to Texas stadium on October 6th for the game? I will be there with Doc B, and we would enjoy showing you two some southern hospitality. No need to worry about feeling safe, I'm pretty sure we will be the two biggest ole boys wearing orange there.
Wouldn't even consider it.

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Haha, what a fool.

I've said it on here before and I guess I'll have to say it again. Born and raised in the great state of Texas here, but unfortunately moved away after college. I've lived in 3 other states in my journey of life and the wife and I have our sites solely focused on moving back to Texas. Nothing tops it. Those that say otherwise are either ignorant or just plain jealous.
Um, lol.

Do you know how ignorant you sound claiming Texas is the best place to live in America when you have only lived in three other states your whole life?

That is like saying Texas Roadhouse has the best steak on the planet without going into any of the fine ma and pa diners down there.

Good grief.

Not surpised that you have the attitude you do. Typical.
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There is nothing worse than a Texan on a Colorado ski slope. The starter jackets and jeans just crack me up. Not sure why but they make it a point to make sure everyone knows there from Texas.

"I'm from Texas, everything is bigger in Texas, yadda yadda yadda". Tell you what if texas is so ****ing great why are they always in Colorado?

But hey I'm glad they like texico enough to go back!
No doubt about it. Texans and Oklahomans are by far the worst. Actually, anyone from the South who has never seen snow or been to a slope is just a danger to themselves and everyone else out there. They were the worst with the equipment, most injured and aloof to everything regarding having a good time on the slopes.

"Ya reckon I can go out on them slopes with just mer jeans awn and be OK?"
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"Uh, go for it and get back to me."


Some of them seriously did it. A lot of them didn't even wear helmets. Some of them even tried putting their jeans on over their snow pants. I don't know how you could be that stupid. I would expect that from a mentally disabled person, but a functional human? .

The only good thing about those people were if you schmoozed them, they tipped like crazy.

We had a Christian Youth Group with a bunch of kids and chaperones from Oklahoma come in one weekend. I knew that these guys were ripe for tips if I talked about how much I loved God and the Sooners.

So, I lied to them about going on a mission trip and how I helped unfortunate kids in inner-cities by spreading the word of Jesus. They were impressed, but I knew it wasn't enough to get the cash I was looking for. I furthered my story by telling them I loved the Oklahoma Sooners and how I watched Josh Heupel play in High School (which I did) and raved about a lot of their old great players, big games, etc.

Ended up having five different families put a crisp Jackson in my pocket after they got their gear outfitted the first day. $100 bucks for talking. The best part about it was that they got me a gift card to one of the best places to eat in Winter Park and gave me another $100 before they left because I treated them and their kids really well.

Man, I miss those guys.
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Wouldn't even consider it.



Um, lol.

Do you know how ignorant you sound claiming Texas is the best place to live in America when you have only lived in three other states your whole life?

That is like saying Texas Roadhouse has the best steak on the planet without going into any of the fine ma and pa diners down there.

Good grief.

Not surpised that you have the attitude you do. Typical.

Texas Roadhouse was started in Indiana and is not authentic.

http://www.texasroadhouse.com/our-story/roadhouse

I may have lived in 3 states, but travel a ton for work and have been to about 45/50 states multiple times. Went to Denver every summer 'cause I have lots of family up there, and was made aware at that time of the ridiculous amount of jealousy/hatred Coloradans have for Texas. Don't worry, the hate is not reciprocated.
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Most people don't like Texas, I thank them for my adopted nieces and nephews, Austin City Limits and SWSX Fesitval.

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The only good thing about those people were if you schmoozed them, they tipped like crazy.

We had a Christian Youth Group with a bunch of kids and chaperones from Oklahoma come in one weekend. I knew that these guys were ripe for tips if I talked about how much I loved God and the Sooners.

So, I lied to them about going on a mission trip and how I helped unfortunate kids in inner-cities by spreading the word of Jesus. They were impressed, but I knew it wasn't enough to get the cash I was looking for.
Ha...... I knew you had to be a waiter out in Colorado .,....... or as you call it seasonable work. Tell me again how educated and smart you are when you have to lie to little kids to get a bigger tip..
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Mad about NSA snooping? Texas GOP lawmakers have awful record

Your phone records, your emails, your audio files, your photos, your credit card transactions – the federal government already has just about everything you protect with a password, either on file or a few clicks away.

The revelations started with the publication Thursday morning of a single court order affecting one phone company, and by the end of the day, we knew the government had, well, pretty much everything.

The federal government has assembled the machinery of a totalitarian state beyond anything East Germany could imagine. Now we just need people willing to misuse it, aside from the ones we know about.

So how have the four major newspapers in Texas treated the disintegration of the Bill of Rights? With a shrug, shoving the news off the homepage, or relegating it to a wire feed at the bottom.

Instead, we get “Singing city manager to resign in San Marcos” and a story about a strip mall that’s doing well because of a Trader Joe’s.

If you ever a see a journalist at one of these papers swelling with pride about the press’ role in a constitutional democracy, punch him in the stomach. Just once. For this.

I understand that most of the once-great metro papers have retreated into petty provincialism, but at least one of them might have assigned a reporter to the local angle, to follow up on what responsibility Texas lawmakers have for this state of affairs.

It turns out they have a lot — the Republicans, in particular. While social media may be ablaze with anger at the Democratic administration for its indiscriminate invasion of our private affairs, it’s Republican congressmen that opened the way. The only Texas Republican to consistently oppose surveillance expansion was Ron Paul.

The others may protest that there was never any vote about snooping on everybody, but they ignored the warnings about procedural safeguards, ignored principle for results, and this is the result.

Here are five votes that made this snooping possible. The roll calls make it obvious that despite the surge of the tea party in recent years, and the attendant increase in rhetoric about liberty and the Constitution, the Republican Party still is dominated by big government authoritarians uninterested in restraints on power.

Immunity for telecom companies

In 2008, Congress approved a law granting immunity to the telecommunications companies that had assisted the Bush administration with its likely illegal warrantless wiretapping of telephone calls made to foreign countries. In the House, the only Republican to vote against the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Amendments Act of 2008 was Timothy Johnson of Illinois. Paul didn’t vote.

Among the Texas congressional delegation, no Republican voted against it. The only Democrats to oppose it were Charles Gonzalez, Lloyd Doggett, Eddie Johnson and Sheila Jackson Lee.

The Senate had the chance to vote on a specific amendment to strip immunity from the telecoms. U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Kay Bailey Hutchison — like every Republican senator nationwide — supported immunity for the telecoms.

FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization

With portions of the law set to expire at the end of 2012, Congress approved the FISA Amendments Act reauthorization amid a flurry of year-end activity. The Texas delegation was strongly in favor once again, with Paul, Doggett, Johnson, and Jackson Lee the only votes against. Only six Republican representatives nationwide sided with Paul. The only Republican senators in the country who voted against it were Lisa Murkowski, Rand Paul and Mike Lee.

In the Senate, the two Democrats from Oregon — Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley — proposed failed amendments that might have brought public scrutiny to the process.

Wyden amendment

Wyden called for a report on how the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 had affected the privacy of the American people. He thought that Congress ought to have a rough idea about how many Americans are being spied on.

“I want to deliver a warning this afternoon,” he said then. “When the American people find out how their government has secretly interpreted the Patriot Act, they will be stunned and they will be angry.”

His amendment was defeated 52-43, with the Republican trio of Lee, Murkowski, and Paul joined by Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania.

Merkley amendment

Merkley’s amendment was to require the attorney general to publish major rulings by the FISA court, so long as they weren’t a risk to national security, on the theory that Americans shouldn’t have to live under secret law. It went down 54-37, with Lee, Paul, and Dean Heller of Nevada the only Republicans in favor.

PATRIOT Act Extension of 2011

There have been several extensions of the PATRIOT Act, the original spear through the heart of the Fourth Amendment. On May 27, 2011, it was extended through 2015 on a 72-23 vote, with the liberty caucus of Heller, Lee, Murkowski, and Paul opposing. In the House, Democrats opposed it by a better than 2:1 ratio, while Republicans overwhelmingly supported it once again. At least this time, there were 31 Republicans in opposition. Texas was as statist as ever, with Paul once again the lone Republican dissenter, and Jackson Lee, Doggett, Gonzalez and Al Green the only Democrats.

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Ha...... I knew you had to be a waiter out in Colorado .,....... or as you call it seasonable work. Tell me again how educated and smart you are when you have to lie to little kids to get a bigger tip..
A waiter?

Tell me how stupid someone has to be to give you tips for talking Sooner Football and Jesus.

Early Earth Creationist Bible Thumpers who think people ate dinosaurs. That is who.

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