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What's going on with The Weather Channel?

It used to be a reliable source for (of all things) weather updates. When a thunderstorm is approaching, I don't want to see a documentary about some 1950's hurricane. I want to see the current radar.

I hear you. But I will say the weather app (iPhone and prolly now on Android too..) has some great features. If you have a smart phone I would definitely check out their free app.

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Yes.. let's go frolic in IronTiger's thought provoking threads. I'm sorry, but this forum is better with Niche, Red, and Meme contributing.

Speaking of which, when and where is our next happy hour?

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I haven't watched the weather channel in years. If I want info I can't wait until the 8s, I just do the website and get it all right now. Weather isn't that exciting. I wouldn't be surprised if they cut way down on the on air talent in favor of keeping the updates on the 8s and random documentaries.

There was a news channel awhile back when I lived in DC. It's premise was local news all the time. I think it was simply News Channel 8 and was kind of like CNN and Fox where they show news all day. It eventually got sickening to watch with stories just being repeated all day. I mean, how many times can you watch the same piece knowing that it's canned content.

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I haven't watched the weather channel in years. If I want info I can't wait until the 8s, I just do the website and get it all right now. Weather isn't that exciting. I wouldn't be surprised if they cut way down on the on air talent in favor of keeping the updates on the 8s and random documentaries.

Just tune into NOAA radio at 162.4 MHz. I listen to its online counterpart sometimes when I need a white noise to drown out a roommate or the neighbor's dog.

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Just tune into NOAA radio at 162.4 MHz. I listen to its online counterpart sometimes when I need a white noise to drown out a roommate or the neighbor's dog.

I do like the radio broadcasts when it's hunker-down time. Something about the sound just makes it feel like something bad-ass is gonna go down.

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I do like the radio broadcasts when it's hunker-down time. Something about the sound just makes it feel like something bad-ass is gonna go down.

I wouldn't know anything about that. When hurricanes come from one direction, I just go camping in the other. My tent walls in Del Rio usually turn out better than brick walls in Houston.

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My secret vice is those police chase video shows - you know, COPS, Wildest Police Videos, etc.

What kills me is that a suspect, who is armed, has just robbed a bank, hijacked a car, is driving 90 mph, running stop signs and red lights, trying to knock police cars off the road ...

... and during this high-speed pursuit, what does he do? He politely uses his turn signals. I've seen it over and over again. Crooks seem to be more conscientious than the average Houston driver.

I can see them pleading in front of the judge: "But, your Honor, you'll notice that I used my turn signal before speeding through that playground."

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Spec's recently bought a local liquor chain in town. The irony is that one of the local liquor chain stores was located on Texas Avenue for years, and then Spec's opened literally across the street...

There is only "irony" in that if you are a fan of Alanis Morissette.:rolleyes:

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HYPOTHETICALLY speaking of course...

What kind of trouble would one be if one would, in theory, dump ashes in a sports stadium, without prior permission?

I suppose it would depend on what kind of ash and how its distributed, and if its grass or Astroturf.

And by what kind of ash, I'm wondering if its the "stuff I burned last night" type or the "Great Aunt Gertrude" type that fits in an urn.

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Just looked up "The battle for Gotham : New York in the shadow of Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs" at the Houston Public Library website. Here's what showed up in "Related Searches":

batman city planning comic books strips etc deadpool fantasy fiction good and evil graphic novels heroes jane jacobs joker justice league of america mentally ill offenders robert moses science fiction comic books strips etc superhero comic books strips etc superheroes superman urban renewal urbanization violent offenders wonder woman young adult fiction

Ain't technology wonderful? (Although, 'good and evil' might fit the bill...)

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OK, at times I am just too darn idealistic. Am I crazy or am I the only one who understands WHY the citizens of Cleveland are upset with Lebron James? I'm not questioning whether he had a right to leave. Of course he had a right to leave, NBA players do it all of the time. He made a business decision. I just don't understand people who don't understand WHY Clevelanders are booing him.

Just wanted to express that.

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OK, at times I am just too darn idealistic. Am I crazy or am I the only one who understands WHY the citizens of Cleveland are upset with Lebron James? I'm not questioning whether he had a right to leave. Of course he had a right to leave, NBA players do it all of the time. He made a business decision. I just don't understand people who don't understand WHY Clevelanders are booing him.

Just wanted to express that.

I do but I don't agree. They act like he was obligated to stay.

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Not knowing who Bob Dylan is = FAIL.

Cleveland fans are bitter, they have been dumped on since the beginning of time. LeBron can go wherever he wants, but the way he did it was immature and classless. Of course he'll never realize that because he's just a large, talented kid. In the end, it's the NBA so who gives a crap. His self-importance has reached ridiculous levels, and I choose to not partake in any of it.

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Your teacher or this dylan character?

My English teacher. He had questionable ways of training his dog, though: whenever the dog took a piss on the floor, he'd rub the nose of the dog onto the spot so the dog can smell it.

One of my later teachers (who also owns and loves dogs) said that it wasn't a good idea.

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Dude!

I finally get around to updating my resume' and I found out I have 4 yrs of verifiable job experience from 25 yrs of working! What's up with that?

Seems like every company I've worked for has been bought up, bought up again, merged, and folded. In one case, my employment records were sent to Amsterdam and promptly shredded.

It's not a big deal if ONE company does this, it's to be expected, but 3??

Anyone can give me a clue as to how to deal with this, or perhaps a potential employer would see this?

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Dude!

I finally get around to updating my resume' and I found out I have 4 yrs of verifiable job experience from 25 yrs of working! What's up with that?

Seems like every company I've worked for has been bought up, bought up again, merged, and folded. In one case, my employment records were sent to Amsterdam and promptly shredded.

It's not a big deal if ONE company does this, it's to be expected, but 3??

Anyone can give me a clue as to how to deal with this, or perhaps a potential employer would see this?

I wouldn't worry about it. A lot of people are in the same boat. I'm sure employers understand that companies do merge or go out of business.

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Dude!

I finally get around to updating my resume' and I found out I have 4 yrs of verifiable job experience from 25 yrs of working! What's up with that?

Seems like every company I've worked for has been bought up, bought up again, merged, and folded. In one case, my employment records were sent to Amsterdam and promptly shredded.

It's not a big deal if ONE company does this, it's to be expected, but 3??

Anyone can give me a clue as to how to deal with this, or perhaps a potential employer would see this?

Did you work in Houston banks in the 1980s? wink.gif

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Do spammers get together and decide to launch coordinated attacks? It seems a rise in my junk mail is always mirrored with an increase in bogus users trying to join an internet forum I run for my friends. Kids in eastern Europe (and Belize of all places) need to find more productive things to do.

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