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  1. Vandalization of Texas’ Historical Markers and the Cost to Repair

    Interesting article on the vandalization of Texas' historical markers:...

    Started by craftywidget‎, 03-03-2017 01:34 PM
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    03-03-2017, 02:21 PM Go to last post
  2. Self-Driving Cars

    Thoughts about when self-driving cars will first be available, when they will be in widespread use, and whether/how they will solve traffic problems?...

    Started by Iowa Horn‎, 10-25-2015 06:49 PM
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  3. DPS: Garcia, Martinez, Hernandez, Gonzalez, Rodriguez...Gonna mark you down as white

    KXAN can be pretty self-righteous about their investigations, but at least they are doing them. ...

    Started by AtomHeartBevo‎, 03-01-2017 11:27 PM
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  4. Anyone Else Into Old Coins

    I'm not a collector by any stretch of the imagination, but I love finding old coins. My dad had a bunch when I was a kid and I thought they were...

    Started by JohnnyShotgun‎, 12-23-2014 11:22 PM
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  5. South Austin Projects (Lamar, Congress, Riverside, Barton Springs, South First, etc)

    Since we have a downtown projects thread, I figured I'd start one for South Austin. I wanted a place to post some Barton Springs and Riverside...

    Started by Longhorn Al‎, 01-08-2013 06:13 PM
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  6. Jeep Jams Jambo: Bad Juju, Jah?

    Car drives into Jambo Café, leaving several injured

    Started by Walden Ponderer‎, 03-02-2017 02:53 PM
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    03-02-2017, 08:40 PM Go to last post
  7. Time: The Kalief Browder Story

    Quit varsity-ing my BB, bro! Anyways, caught the first episode of this 6 part documentary on Spike last night. An infuriating look at a kid...

    Started by Storm the Field‎, 03-02-2017 10:51 AM
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    03-02-2017, 08:25 PM Go to last post
  8. Gonna drop some philosophy on ya...

    There are always some pure things in life. Among them are Campbellton scotch, Don Williams, Popeyes chicken, and the company of your family. I am...

    Started by Brisketexan‎, 03-01-2017 10:01 PM
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    03-02-2017, 11:25 AM Go to last post
  9. Anyone else have a family member wanted by the FBI?

    Someone that I'm related to by marriage is a $#@!head that has done nothing but dumb $#@! for the last 10 years. Went to prison for a few years,...

    Started by Sandman‎, 02-25-2017 02:14 PM
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    03-02-2017, 06:29 AM Go to last post
  10. Grumpy Cat has earned its owner nearly $100 million

    http://www.businessinsider.com/grumpy-cat-has-earned-its-owner-nearly-100-million-in-just-2-years-2014-12

    Started by Michael Knight‎, 02-27-2017 10:37 PM
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  11. Man, Woman Sentenced for Terrorizing Partygoers with Confederate Flag

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/02/28/man-woman-sentenced-for-terrorizing-partygoers-with-confederate-flag.html Now, a non-Fox News Headline might...

    Started by Gatorubet‎, 02-28-2017 01:33 PM
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  12. Shagsters... Donation Time. Help Us Save Lives.

    Gentlemen (and the few Ladies on here): (TL/DR synopsis at the end) Many on here read about the passing of my daughter Morgan, last October 30,...

    Started by Lidig8r‎, 02-06-2017 12:40 PM
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  13. F cancer - hitting home

    The MRI I had Monday shows a partial tendon tear in my shoulder. But it also showed a multiple myeloma.

    Started by Armybrat‎, 10-20-2016 08:09 AM
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  14. Someone got drunk in N'awlins, and then 28 other folks got plowed

    Is an acceptable defense for DWI being so drunk you had no idea you were driving? The driver was apparently enjoying some good spirits...

    Started by Swam4Texas‎, 02-26-2017 02:12 AM
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  15. Every kiss begins with k

    As in, "Keep this quiet..."

    Started by zzzz‎, 03-01-2017 12:57 AM
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  16. The Great American Prosperity of 1945-1985: normal, or an aberration?

    I extracted this concept from a discussion in the CR because I’d like to see it discussed on its own, as apolitically (that is, as a historical and...

    Started by Brisketexan‎, 12-09-2016 03:48 PM
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  17. Fatal Confrontation in Macon, GA Caught on Camera

    Will this be murder? http://www.macon.com/news/local/crime/article134803664.html

    Started by Vic Mackey‎, 02-25-2017 11:07 AM
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  18. Coming soon to a planet near you: Mars Science Laboratory

    http://www.nasa.gov/news/media/newsaudio/index.html Cruise phase ends and the Mars approach phase begins next week (45 days out). The one...

    Started by Grammer Police‎, 06-09-2012 10:37 PM
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    02-28-2017, 02:41 PM Go to last post
  19. What in the wide world of sports? Is the fix in?

    Can we talk about the last year in sports, specifically the championship games? 1st look at the 2016 Final 4. Villanova upsets North Carolina on a...

    Started by AnotherUTFan‎, 02-27-2017 04:38 PM
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    02-28-2017, 12:59 PM Go to last post
  20. Sweaty San Antonio snowflake haz a sad

    http://m.chron.com/business/local/article/Local-man-claims-he-was-bullied-by-Gold-s-Gym-10957637.php

    Started by Dennis Taylor‎, 02-27-2017 08:19 PM
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    02-28-2017, 12:48 PM Go to last post
  21. Automatic colorization of old family b&w photos

    A free, cloud-based service that automatically colorizes b&w photos was released last year but I hadn't used it 'til today. It uses an algorithm to...

    Started by Chopper‎, 02-25-2017 05:57 PM
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    02-27-2017, 11:47 PM Go to last post
  22. Coney Island boardwalk "baby farm"

    More background:

    Started by zzzz‎, 02-24-2017 07:28 PM
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    02-27-2017, 09:06 PM Go to last post
  23. I gotta give Kim Jong Un credit- dude kills with panache

    we've had the stories of the wild dogs that killed his uncle, the mortar round live-fire exercise on his deposed Generals, forcing his actual blood...

    Started by KC-97HORN‎, 05-13-2015 12:28 PM
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  24. Where would you go if you had $100 million (that you stole from your employer)?

    ABB reports they've misplaced their treasurer in South Korea, along with $100 million. I'm thinking shaggy has sleuthing capability, and can...

    Started by Wally Fairway‎, 02-22-2017 11:15 AM
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  25. What do you think "it" is?

    Billboard in Winston-Salem NC says ...

    Started by Wally Fairway‎, 02-24-2017 02:20 PM
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    02-27-2017, 10:56 AM Go to last post
  26. No idea where to put this - Prarie Falcon sighting Austin..

    So, outside my my back door I have a balcony that over looks our park and other parts of south central Austin. Yesterday, I saw what I am pretty...

    Started by BurntEyes‎, 04-05-2016 10:12 AM
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  27. Planning to travel this summer?

    Prepare your anus http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/03/business/airport-security-lines.html?smid=pl-share&_r=0

    Started by Michael Knight‎, 05-03-2016 01:08 PM
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  28. Amazon Go

    Grab your $#@! and walk out. The store knows what you carried with you and charges your Amazon account the instant you walk out the door. No lines....

    Started by CooterBrown‎, 12-06-2016 10:57 PM
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    02-24-2017, 10:01 PM Go to last post
  29. UT Admissions - Waitlist

    Found out our senior was offered "Waitlist" status, PACE or CAP. I know all about PACE and CAP. Does anyone know how the Waitlist typically...

    Started by MirrOlure‎, 02-20-2016 01:46 PM
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  30. Justice Department says it will end use of private prisons

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/08/18/justice-department-says-it-will-end-use-of-private-prisons/?utm_term=.e887d989a6cd

    Started by Michael Knight‎, 08-18-2016 11:08 AM
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    02-23-2017, 10:59 PM Go to last post
  31. Kim Jong Un’s Estranged Brother Murdered in Malaysia

    What a prick https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-02-14/kim-jong-un-s-half-brother-murdered-in-malaysia-yonhap-says

    Started by EuroHorn‎, 02-14-2017 08:56 AM
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  32. Official 2017 Summer Weather Thread of [Serious] #NotSerious

    Summer officially arrives in Austin on February 7. Forecasted to be 87 degrees. Furk. Hope this summer doesn't kill us all.

    Started by bedeviledegg‎, 02-06-2017 10:40 AM
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  33. Life Expectancy in the US declines for the first time in 20 years

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38247385 Several interesting things here: 1) Woman live nearly five years longer than men, on average...

    Started by Horn Under a Bad Sign‎, 12-08-2016 07:34 AM
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  34. Politics, self identity and the tribe

    "CR is a cesspool" "I stay away from the CR" "Political discussion is just poo flinging" Similar refrains are echoed ad infinitum when events in...

    Started by bernorange‎, 02-21-2017 08:49 AM
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    02-23-2017, 11:32 AM Go to last post
  35. Fake News- Cat edition

    There is no possible way this study can be accurate- ...

    Started by JimmyHoffa‎, 02-22-2017 09:53 AM
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    02-23-2017, 11:15 AM Go to last post
  36. Blue Bell ice cream recall

    3 Kansas hospital patients die of ice cream-related illness

    Started by Orange Marmalade‎, 03-14-2015 12:52 AM
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  37. Australian plane crash claims 3 Austinites

    I didn't know any of these people, but I bet some of you do: Greg DeHaven Russell Munsch Glenn Garland They were among 5 killed when a small...

    Started by jimmyjazz‎, 02-21-2017 08:37 AM
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    02-22-2017, 06:31 PM Go to last post
  38. Texas Monthly Is For Sale

    Parent company Emmis going private, selling off publishing division. Lightly traded Emmis Communications (EMMS -0.8%) says it's gotten a...

    Started by sweetjones‎, 08-18-2016 04:02 PM
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  39. Racial double standards in media coverage on poverty.....

    (I'm putting this here because I'd like to have an honest sociological discussion about the topic and if I put it in the CR, it would the same 15...

    Started by Aqua Buddha‎, 02-20-2017 07:34 PM
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    02-22-2017, 09:32 AM Go to last post
  40. Tesla Powerwall

    Did a search but no results, so SIAP (and shocked if it really hasn't been) http://www.teslamotors.com/powerwall Wow. If it really works...

    Started by Hellraiser97‎, 05-04-2015 08:33 AM
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  41. 52nd Anniversary of Malcolm X getting gunned down by the Nation of Islam

    I've always been fascinated by this man's multiple spiritual transformations. If you've never read his autobiography, I highly recommend it. ...

    Started by Walden Ponderer‎, 02-21-2017 11:55 AM
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  42. 83% of Texas Schools Teach Abstinence-only or No Sex-Ed at All

    http://www.sacurrent.com/the-daily/archives/2017/02/14/83-percent-of-texas-school-districts-teach-abstinence-only-sex-ed-or-none-at-all As a...

    Started by Santone‎, 02-14-2017 07:20 PM
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    02-21-2017, 08:30 PM Go to last post
  43. Sooo...headed to doc tomorrow for the 50+ year anal probe

    Suggestions? Advice? Prayers? Colonoscopy stories? Bring it. I'm finally going in for my suggested colonoscopy for men 50 years and up. I turned...

    Started by wood‎, 02-20-2017 03:16 PM
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  44. Houston Real Estate

    On the Fannie and Freddie thread, I asked a question about what the optimal timing of a house purchase would be- now vs. 6 months vs. 1 year,...

    Started by ryskey‎, 07-14-2008 01:56 PM
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  45. Active shooter at Ben Taub in Houston

    My wife got a text from the UT System about an active shooter. Stories already up on major news channels. They are moving patients in beds outside.

    Started by Patrick Swayze‎, 02-21-2017 02:48 PM
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  46. Welp, She's Having Twins

    Pray for me fellas.

    Started by Doc Reeves‎, 01-03-2017 11:04 AM
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  47. Unilever puts the kibosh on Kraft's plans to acquire it

    No poison pill needed. Good for Unilever. I agree with their approach.

    Started by zzzz‎, 02-19-2017 08:00 PM
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    02-21-2017, 09:07 AM Go to last post
  48. I started my own pro wrestling company here in Austin, TX. Haters gon' hate.

    If you don't like watching shirtless men fighting in tights, stop reading now. Okay, with that out of the way, I've started a professional...

    Started by fishpoison‎, 08-25-2016 01:25 PM
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    02-20-2017, 11:10 PM Go to last post
  49. Retirement Income

    Interesting article- ...

    Started by statsman‎, 01-04-2017 08:31 AM
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  50. mind blown.

    An Alabama father and son were killed in a head-on collision with each other on Saturday morning, police said. Police said that alcohol was a...

    Started by Gil Bang‎, 02-19-2017 06:54 PM
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