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General Discussion / Re: Record Rainfall in Phoenix, AZ
« Last post by AZBastiat on September 11, 2014, 08:49:27 pm »
My house did fine; a few coworkers discovered they had leaks in their roofs they didn't know about before. My back lawn got rather flooded as did the parking lots at work (curbs and planters submerged), but my experience of it was more of a novel spectacle than anything else.
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General Discussion / Rand Paul flip-flops on ISIS
« Last post by H. Rearden on September 10, 2014, 09:41:55 pm »
Rand Paul said that he did not know if ISIS is a threat to US security and that it should be debated. A few hours after he said that he said that if he were the POTUS he would convene congress to ask for a an authorization of war on ISIS. Jacob Sullum the Senior Editor of Reason Magazine was on MSNBC to discuss Rand Paul's flip-flop regarding ISIS.

http://youtu.be/9x-D1s5FvPk
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A married couple are fighting deportation by the Canadian government to their native country of Cameroon because they fear that their Canadian born daughters will be subject to circumcision if they are deported. >:(

http://globalnews.ca/news/1549234/fearing-female-circumcision-lasalle-family-fights-deportation
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General Discussion / Re: S. Truett Cathy Chick-Fil-A Founder passed away
« Last post by H. Rearden on September 10, 2014, 03:23:19 pm »
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The others being Wendy's and Arby's?

No, In-N-Out Burger and Chipotle.

This.

We dont have In N Out back East, but Five Guys fills in nicely.

Do not order large fries at Five Guys. The small fries are more than enough.
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General Discussion / Re: S. Truett Cathy Chick-Fil-A Founder passed away
« Last post by afederalrepublican1776 on September 10, 2014, 07:58:05 am »
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The others being Wendy's and Arby's?

No, In-N-Out Burger and Chipotle.

This.

We dont have In N Out back East, but Five Guys fills in nicely.
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General Discussion / Re: Record Rainfall in Phoenix, AZ
« Last post by AZRedhawk44 on September 08, 2014, 06:02:39 pm »
All that being said, I live in Mesa.

And Mesa, is... well... a friggin' mesa.  Literally.

It's a good 30 feet higher than most of the surrounding east valley communities.  Queen Creek, Gilbert and Chandler have significant surface street flooding, especially on some of the under-developed semi-rural arteries.
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General Discussion / Re: Record Rainfall in Phoenix, AZ
« Last post by AZRedhawk44 on September 08, 2014, 04:38:34 pm »
Gigglesnort.

Sensationalism.

There is a neighborhood "park" less than a quarter mile away... typically, there is a large soccer field in a basin that is about 25 feet below street level.

That entire basin is now flooded with water that is even with street level.  The soccer goals are completely submerged and people are canoeing in it as a gag.

Roads are fine.

The I-10 flooding near 42nd avenue on the west side of town is more a function of clogged drains, than total rainfall.  Lots of news reports sensationalizing the flooding are showing heavily banked streets with a clear center crown and 6" deep banks.  Any decent truck will have no problems navigating this.



It rained hard last night... thunderstorms all night.  At one point, just from the noise,  I thought a lightning bolt had hit my workshop and blew up my gunpowder or something.  It was that close and bright and loud.  But, it was just a close proximity lightning strike. 

But my neighborhood is dry, with the exception of the fairly well designed drainages in various parks.   I mentioned one above.  There's another that is my regular dog park, which I won't be able to visit for about a week, I think. 

All in all, it's being managed.  And well, I have to admit.
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General Discussion / Re: Record Rainfall in Phoenix, AZ
« Last post by Chris on September 08, 2014, 04:34:42 pm »
I'm interested to know how long it's been raining out there. 3" in a 24 hour period is pretty epic. Especially for a place that isn't prepared for it like Phoenix. Bill, why don't you go see if Skip wants to have some fun in that Land Cruiser of his.
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General Discussion / Re: Mountain Guerrilla Gives a Dose of Reality
« Last post by jamie on September 08, 2014, 04:24:21 pm »
http://mountainguerrilla.wordpress.com/2014/08/31/skull-stomping-sacred-cows-with-an-important-postscript-seriously-read-the-fucking-postscript/

"The “prepper/survivalist/patriot/III%” community has absolutely zero social or political import..."

It does have some import or it wouldn't even be talked about.  MSM first attacks then ridicules and you know the rest.  There have been plenty of hit pieces in various media. That tells me the collectivists are taking notice.

This statement "Sitting on your couch, eating your USDA-approved food pyramid-based diet—specifically designed to make you soft, lethargic, and weak—and watching mind-numbing (literally), socialist value reinforcing programming on television is comfortable." is disingenuous.

More and more people are rejecting everything about this.  The people who don't mostly aren't worth considering.

The idea of comfort really has nothing to do with watching the moron tube or the usda pyramid.   The tyranny is tolerable for most people who think about these things at this stage.  No one is going to storm the castle until it becomes intolerable.
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General Discussion / Record Rainfall in Phoenix, AZ
« Last post by Bill on September 08, 2014, 04:09:26 pm »
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