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  1. Gehringer_2

    Political Pot-pourri

    Yup - poor refugees like Andy Grove and his ilk are going to be the death of America any time now.
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    Red Wings Preseason

    there has been an increase in viral hepatitis (type A) running around MI (and other states as well) over the last year. That would fit the description of a virus attacking his liver.
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    Do you attend sporting events more or less these days?

    LOL - people complain about Baseball? Nothing is slower than today's major college football games. Score - 5 minutes of commercial, kick-off, 3 more minutes of commercial. 4 plays, change of possession, 5 minutes of commercials. In the stands at the big house the game practically becomes an afterthought to all the activities going on to try to fill all the commercial time.
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    Fiers traded to Oakland for 2 PTBNL or cash

    Sure they can. ....One for Rangers, one for Rays, one for the A's.
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    Justin Verlander Traded to Astros

    if he'd mentioned spin he would have gotten a break.
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    Justin Verlander Traded to Astros

    and your point? 😁
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    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    Yup. In any other time, he'd have already disqualified himself by his own performances at his various confirmations. It's only the normalization of truth free politics that have allowed him to get this far. The GOP Congress' epic and ever growing credulity in the presence of such mountains of falsehoods being shoveled on (and by) them is doing harm to the American political system it will take a generation to cure, if we even can.
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    Gun Legislation, Crime and Events

    No - this is the error. There are too many period, in anyone's hands. They are not a useful adjunct to a modern society. There is such a thing as cultural obsolescence and the current interpretation of the 2A by SCOTUS is a flaming example. Read the preamble to the Constitution and tell me honestly that today the 2A still meets any of the stated purpose of the document. It does not, and a society so foolish that it hides from the work of needed change behind some of the very vaguest of musings from 250 yrs ago deserves it's fate I guess.
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    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    I just wish this meant that there was some far better rest waiting at the end of all this.
  10. Gehringer_2

    Random Thread

    I think there may be some time edited out between when the initial fire started and the tank blew, which would have allowed more time for people to get clear than the video implies. Notice that some cars on the ramp just disappear just before the explosion. DOT tanks (and/or the Euro equiv) are in general strong enough to survive road accidents without rupturing, in which case it was the tank being heated by the fuel fire over some (relatively) extended time that either eventually blew the relief valves off or ruptured the tank from overpressure, creating the bigger conflagration.
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    2018 Midterm Elections

    Because it's the corporations that pay their bills. It not even as nefarious as much as it it simply rational behavior. If you want to change the system, change the flow of the dollars.
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    Gun Legislation, Crime and Events

    meh -cut through all the gloss and it turns out that"Too damn many guns" is not really all that complex.
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    Random Thread

    view of the tank is not great, but the dished heads means it probably a pressurized tank, so most likely propane/butane or the like that vaporizes back to a gas at atmospheric pressure. That is probably what created the fire ball. The initial fire with the black smoke was probably the truck's diesel fuel or hot oil, then the gas escaping from the ruptured tank eventually reached where the fire was and went up in the huge fireball - or the heat from the engine fire ruptured the tank - same difference. The DOD actually has bomb technology that does this - FAE (fuel-air-explosive) that releases a cloud of propane into an enclosed area then lights it off.
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    Gun Legislation, Crime and Events

    vicious circle. Fear breeds fear. The more guns out there, the more good reason the cops have to fear anyone they meet. Our 'Law and Order' 2A fans can't seem to reason out that this is an inevitable result of gun culture.
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    Justin Verlander Traded to Astros

    unless its labeled "DRS/yr" it is.
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