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  1. With over 10,000 posts Musicman become our third memberin the 10,000 posts club. If we HAIF'ers have overlooked Musicman, is it possible we have overlooked other members? Anyways heres my official congratulations! and sorry if its been posted before. Heres his stats since i last checked at about 8, today. Active Posts: 10020 (6.21 per day) Most Active In: Trains (711 posts)
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  2. I'm not grumpy, but object to cats using my yard as their toilet and bird killing ground. If I wanted to see a cat in the yard, I would have one. It is fun to sit patiently waiting for the cats, then hit them with the hose or super soaker.
    3 points
  3. So...the Heights is going to the dogs?
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  4. I think "political correctness" is a side show to the fact that our government controls more than we know. What they don't want us to know, we won't know. What they don't want us to see, we won't see. And Lord knows how they can convince a clueless public to follow the rat into the sewer. Freedom of the press? B.S. And B.S. to those who think "there's some things we shouldn't know". Hogwash. The years since 9-11 has proven that our government isn't much different than others around the world. As citizens we are "free", so don't pay much attention to it.
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  5. Have you (or your neighbors) tried using a water gun or sprayer when your cat enters their yard...? You have to get a long distance one (and you have to be sneaky) don't let them see it right away and catch them in the act right as they are doing it to modify their behavior. Also, if it's a problem with your cats using your neighbor's yard as a kitty box - cats don't like marigolds, bright colors, oh......and...lion dung.
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  6. maybe this is heights ^^^ would explain his anti-cat stance
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  7. Turning a discussion about free-range dogs and cats political is just bad manners.
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  8. I think this info got released in the dead of the night, so not much advance warning... Tuesday, August 11 10:00 am - 12:00 am Peavy Neighborhood Center 3814 Market Street (MAP) Houston TX 77020 (713-238-2237) Wednesday, August 12 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Tidwell Community Center 9720 Spaulding Street (MAP) Houston TX 77016 (713-636-8221)
    1 point
  9. Einsteins will be expanding in Houston and I'm excited about it. I didn't know there were any at all in Houston already. Hopefully they bring one out to the far north side. I love how they put a ton of cream cheese Panera makes you pay for the cream cheese, how rude! http://www.franchising.com/pressreleases/12587/
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  10. so are men, but that doesn't stop us from keeping them around the house. Back on topic, to me the biggest drawback to this place is that it's right on Lawndale.
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  11. Uniting is one thing. Having the intellectual military capacity is another. By the looks of Iraq and Afghanistan.... uh.... "uniting" in and of itself wins nothing. Gee... I guess we can carpet bomb our own land..... but that hasn't worked on others' lands now has it. And what was the last ground war we won? Anywhere? That we REALLY won? My father's America and my grandfather's America doesn't exist anymore. We were safer and more secure back when I was a child.... when we used to have bomb drills in elementary school.... when we'd get under our desks and put our hands over our heads.... i
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  12. I want to see body bags. Show Americans' body bags. Perhaps if they can relate to real War instead of TV War they might have a different opinion on War. But of course.... that is true.... the American Public, for the most part, is just one large mass of robots. That's why I always say THANK GOD we have two oceans on each side of us. Because, quite honestly, I do not think we could defend ourselves if we had to fight on our own soil. THANK GOD we don't have countries on our borders that want to kill us. If we did, 1/3 of the country's citizens would run back to their homeland in Mexico, 1/
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  13. Maybe it'd be a good idea to get a your annual free credit report, just in case. http://www.annualcreditreport.com
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  14. The Knowledge Institute seems legit but I would be leary of 6 Figure Consulting after googling them: Check this complaint
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  15. Ha... I'm not that old! Born a year before the Taliban shot JFK. Southwest Houston bub. I've always wondered.... what country on planet earth.... what people on planet earth... deserve to be "free"... or "liberated".... (i.e. all the excuses used after my former party members Jorge, DICK and Rummy stuck a vibrator up America's arse)..... more than Cuba? Why was taking out Saddam more important than taking out the Castros in Cuba? Why would we take out Saddam to liberate the Iraqi people before taking out Castro to liberate the Cuban people? Cubans die to come to America. Cubans have made
    1 point
  16. Don't really know that they have the funds for that. Galveston's city government seems like a pretty rinky-dink operation judging from the press conferences held during Hurricane Ike coverage.
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  17. The meter sits in a socket, it is plug and play. They just cut the seal, pop the lock-ring off, pull the old meter out of the socket (cutting power to your house), pop the new one into the socket and put the lockring & a new seal back on.
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  18. Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk 2009 -Lightning Just Above The Court House, originally uploaded by I-SEEN-IT.I Seen It managed to catch a crackle of lightning as it arced through the air over downtown. A one in a million shot.
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  19. They are usually open 1-9 but close when the weather is bad. They usually update their Facebook status when they're closing for weather.
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  20. There was also a post on the Woodland Heights board last week regarding a pack of dogs that was out at 3 in the morning. They killed a cat a 7th and Norhill, and apparently disappeared into a yard somewhere around Bayland/Norhill. Definitely a good idea to keep the kitties inside at night, I think. I guess I have a cat in this fight as well.... Our cats are collared and chipped. They go outside during the day. One of them did indeed get hit by a car - no, I did not blame the car driver. I am very grateful that said car driver actually stopped and picked up the cat and then called us at the
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  21. All 3 who voted to not caring about NFL/Football also voted that they would have less than 7 games won and the other said they were not a Texans fan.
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  22. Then perhaps, with all due respect, not to read more than what is in the post. I thought I had the post fairly simple to understand when three other users understood my meaning. I mean, even TJ understood. Taliban leader + Death = Pork Meal + Celebration.
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  23. ok did you just do that?
    1 point
  24. What do you mean by "share" exactly? Is it your plan to go about The Heights, leaving random "presents" on people's lawns, or will you be sending them to lucky HAIF members disguising them as "chocolate treats" ?? The fact that you want to "share" your cat turds with others is a disturbing in the least, but shows the nice diversity we have here on HAIF, and that even the fecalphiliacs are represented on this website.
    1 point
  25. The original poster referred to a pack of dogs roaming the neighborhood, attacking people and their pets. Heights, I realize that you are being terrorized by pooping cats. You clearly have a [synonym with cat] problem. Edit: How does that become "puppy"?
    1 point
  26. Ugh, Metro will never do things right. It still boggles the mind when they still insist to run these trains on grade with the rest of traffic. You would think they would really do studies and consider perhaps Chicago's and New Yorks transportation successes. Oh well, after billions spent and years of headaches from construction and little actual use it just may catch on.
    1 point
  27. I hate it when my neighbor's cat gets its paw prints all over my car; however, I like the cat because it keeps the rodents away from the house. I saw it come out from beneath my house the other day with something furry in its mouth. Why don't you call animal control for the dogs?
    1 point
  28. Yes, this is the famous Alpo Gang.
    1 point
  29. Interesting concept. Maybe the City could just designate those sections on Heights, 14th, 20th, Pecore, Washington, Antoine, Wirt, Kempwood, Fountainview, 43rd, Pinemont, Briar Forest, Richmond, and other streets that have those big white lines and drawings of bicycles on them as bike lanes. Problem solved!
    1 point
  30. ....and YOU in a pair of Z.Cavaricci's...........ACK !!! Now, Galveston was ALWAYS fun back in the 80's, East Beach in particular.
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  31. another for the list: The Wortham being built. That was a real source of civic pride, in the middle of the bust. I remember my parents buying opera season tix. (PS to Red, more like 19 year-old Crunch in a vinyl dress and doc martens. Sorry to ruin it for ya. )
    1 point
  32. Been to both for several events and activities. Pavilions has an image problem from the public ROW, but that will soothe itself over time. It's technocentric intersection crossings do invite interest but the detailing and finishes leaves one to think that the developer was "scared" to venture out of the double loaded corridor scheme of malls. If he was going to do the scheme they executed, why did they not just buy up the land on either side of a street and use the street frontage and have the city maintain the walkways? Instead it is a hybrid tunnel system in that it's an outdoor yet reclusi
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  33. Nah, the diaper is ok. I just don't have any nostalgia for Houston in the 80's. Do you remember trying to drive to IAH before the Hardy or Beltway Toll roads? What about Westheimer after they restriped it to add lanes. Buses didn't even fit within the new lanes. The whole city was a mess in the 80's. And then there were the Oilers, Jeeze.
    1 point
  34. People walk all over NYC, despite steady traffic at every intersection. You don't need a bridge or tunnel for people to cross the street. Just a culture where cars actually look for a pedestrian, and don't try to run them over.
    1 point
  35. That would work for about a day or two. Americans in cars, in general, are too impatient to wait for people to cross the street.
    1 point
  36. I often worry I'll get mistaken for a Canadian.
    1 point
  37. I once flew to HRL from Hobby. I was in line to board my plane and people showed there credentials(passport/visa/birth certifaces) to a Border patrol agent. I didn't show anything and was let on. Hobby is the only serious airport that takes real ID's under scrutiny(your id gets looked at several times, microscope deal and a purple light.) BWI/LAX/IAD (name matches ticket ok..) I would refuse to prove to anyone(other than my employer) my status. I know way too many "white" people that are here illegally so the race card shouldn't be drawn... Does anyone REALLY REALIZE how easy it is to get in
    1 point
  38. And after they've added the toll lanes, change the name to Westheimer Parkway. These "charette" type plans seem to always come out with a similar medium height, mixed-use with water feature look. I don't quite get the point.
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  39. You guys have seen these kinds of "charette"-based drawings before, right? They are always so pie in the sky. I think the ideal intersection would be a compromise -- something halfway between that picture and the usual response of "let's eminent domain all the businesses on both sides of the street and then add an extra lane in each direction, hopefully tolled."
    1 point
  40. I don't see where he called blacks ignorant. That seems to be coming from you. Perhaps he was implying minorities are less educated in which a strong case could be made by looking at test scores and drop-out rates at various schools. It does not mean they are less capable of learning than others just that the environment is different and many lack family values with emphasis on education. I agree there seems to be a greater disparity of blacks that vote based on candidates color more so than other races. Marian Barry is a good example along with Ray Naigan. I understand the African American s
    1 point
  41. Because it's just plain stupid and only leads to more stupidity. Do we stop at streets? Parks? Landmarks? Why rename for people? Why not rename for culture or inhabitants? How about "Crackhead Lane"? How about "Mo Fo Bitchin' Boulevard"? Now THAT I would go for. Honoring a person that is revered by people who run businesses along a street by changing a street name is B.S. ESPECIALLY if that person had nothing to do with the city or neighborhood directly. Just a bunch of hogwash. You may change our school mascots (B.S. as well) but stop changing our street names. Just put the name in
    1 point
  42. Jackson was found innocent by a jury of his carefully-selected peers. That's an indication that this non-random group determined that there was reasonable doubt. It is by no means an indication of proof that the charges were false.
    1 point
  43. these are from 6-22-09 from Wells Fargo Tower. i've never seen this view before so i thought i'd share.
    1 point
  44. Can't be built. There isn't a scratch of empty land around here to build on. Any land that becomes free from apartment teardowns, they call a brownstone, and charge a million dollars for. We've had low income in area for over 40 years. The horror. It's a shame about that one break in 20 years ago. Momma, do you white women up there still call each other "girlfriend?"
    1 point
  45. So build gates around them and don't let them out. Problem solved! I can sleep better knowing Momma ain't out on the streets. Why does this dialogue with Momma bring out the aint's in me. Oh, so that maybe she will hear me.
    1 point
  46. Niche, I understand what you are saying. There is no way to sell the home to the market that swamps the area. Fellow flighters would never buy a house near such a complex. They would either search farther out or around. The burbs are an endless circle around this city, and it's not hard to find one without an apartment complex near it. However, how long will those open fields nextdoor remain undeveloped? The land in the great out there is far cheaper than near loop areas, the building codes more lax to my knowledge, therefore more enticing to developers.
    1 point
  47. ROTF!! thank you Red. PS-I've recently heard there is a large section of land that has become available for section 8 housing.
    1 point
  48. My neighborhood is free of things. We have plenty of low income all around us in every direction, and the houses are worth well more than 300,000. I'm pretty fasinated by this fear in some of these thread here lately.
    1 point
  49. Reef, the only difference is when they tear those Tully things down one day, they are going to build million dollar patio homes. 25 to an acre.
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