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by BVC
Thu Nov 15, 2007 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: STL burb is the first MO town to ban sagging pants.
Replies: 11
Views: 867

Re: STL burb is the first MO town to ban sagging pants.

KCMax wrote:While we're at it, can we ban zubas and sleeveless mesh shirts?


Who would be left to attend Missouri, Chiefs, or Kansas State games! :lol:
by BVC
Thu Nov 15, 2007 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: STL burb is the first MO town to ban sagging pants.
Replies: 11
Views: 867

Re: STL burb is the first MO town to ban sagging pants.

Oddly, the councilman in Atlanta proposing this ban is black and is catching the usual Uncle Tom flack from many in the black community.  I am opposed to this as it violates constitutional rights no matter how fucked up the bra strap, thong, and saggy draws brigade look while sporting their "fa...
by BVC
Thu Nov 15, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missouri Slavery
Replies: 63
Views: 4452

Re: Missouri Slavery

also outrageous, but more ridiculous than tragic:  bringing it up more than a century later to inject it into debates regarding college athletics or whether MO or KS is superior to the other.   :roll: Yes, true, bringing it up in that context is senseless.  However, it does pain...
by BVC
Thu Nov 15, 2007 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missouri Slavery
Replies: 63
Views: 4452

Re: Missouri Slavery

Kansas was on the side of good.  That is good enough for this Kansan.  Why a Missourian uses Quantrill's Raid to kill unarmed women, children, free settlers and abolitionsists as a shining light of its history should sicken all Missourians.  Sadly it does not.
by BVC
Wed Nov 07, 2007 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ron Paul a Presidential Freight Train
Replies: 372
Views: 18061

Re: Ron Paul a Presidential Freight Train

bahua wrote:No. If a journalist is not objective, then it's called unethical, not oxymoronic.


I guess America is overrun by unethical journalists with activist positions.  There are a handful of objective journalists left.
by BVC
Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:48 am
Forum: Development Q&A
Topic: What Buildings Would You Pick For Kansas City?
Replies: 41
Views: 12242

Re: What Buildings Would You Pick For Kansas City?

3344 Peachtree in Atlanta...  An amazing building.

www.3344peachtree.com
by BVC
Wed Oct 24, 2007 11:09 am
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Atlanta: Without Heavy Rain, City Could Run Out of Water in 90 to 121 days
Replies: 52
Views: 3740

Re: Atlanta: Without Heavy Rain, City Could Run Out of Water in 90 to 121 days

I thought I just saw that a pretty substantial system just passed through the area a few days ago bringing some fairly severe weather along with it? We're in the midst of rain as I type this.  Three days of off and on, variable intensity rainfall.  A lot has come down in North Georgia as ...
by BVC
Fri Oct 19, 2007 4:52 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Atlanta: Without Heavy Rain, City Could Run Out of Water in 90 to 121 days
Replies: 52
Views: 3740

Re: Atlanta: Without Heavy Rain, City Could Run Out of Water in 90 to 121 days

That and they don't like each other much. Yep, my wife was born behind the Iron Curtain as were many of her friends and there really is a disdain for other neighboring nations. Anyway, talk in Atlanta is heating up on this topic.  Two real problems for Atlanta and Georgia:  Alabama takes ...
by BVC
Wed Oct 17, 2007 4:50 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Atlanta: Without Heavy Rain, City Could Run Out of Water in 90 to 121 days
Replies: 52
Views: 3740

Re: Atlanta: Without Heavy Rain, City Could Run Out of Water in 90 to 121 days

Highlander wrote:That is a phenomena unique to the US.


...said the Middle East.
by BVC
Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:20 am
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: Atlanta: Without Heavy Rain, City Could Run Out of Water in 90 to 121 days
Replies: 52
Views: 3740

Re: Atlanta: Without Heavy Rain, City Could Run Out of Water in 90 to 121 days

This is being blown out of proportion a bit but there is a real danger in the long term.  The major problem is that some douchebag circuit court has deemed Alabama has water rights to the Chattahoochee River, the same that Lake Lanier is a reservoir.  If Georgia wasn't also supplying Alaba...
by BVC
Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The War
Replies: 42
Views: 3087

Re: The War

Tsuyoshi Hasegawa You are looking at it from the american perspective.  If you are a japanese general who treats the military as a religion, is it really all that hard to believe that you might be more intimidated by large chunks of your force being anhilated by a superior army with little eff...
by BVC
Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The War
Replies: 42
Views: 3087

Re: The War

A Japanese historian has also made an interesting case that the junta's decision to concede defeat actually wasn't even spurred by the bombings but was instead prompted by the conventional soviet victories.  That is ludicrous.  How could any historian with a shred of dignity or academic r...
by BVC
Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The War
Replies: 42
Views: 3087

Re: The War

Uh, the British contibution was significant.  Being a smaller nation, they contributed fewer overall resources but they were in Norway fighting the Germans in 1940, France fighting the Germans in 1940, Crete fighting the Germans in 1941, North Africa 1941-43, Sicily and Italy 1943-1945 (they w...
by BVC
Thu Oct 04, 2007 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The War
Replies: 42
Views: 3087

Re: The War

Sure the military fought to the last man and kamakazied on the island battlefields, but would the semi-civilian militias left in their cities have really followed through with the same vigor?   Well, the mass civilian suicides seem to point directly to what was at hand along with what I have m...
by BVC
Thu Oct 04, 2007 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The War
Replies: 42
Views: 3087

Re: The War

Oh, by the way the British did fight in Asia.  Not so much in the Pacific but in Burma and other areas on the Asian continent.  Don't forget, a big part of the British Empire was in Asia.  And the Soviets did declare war on Japan and fought in Korea but that was just for a few days b...
by BVC
Thu Oct 04, 2007 5:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The War
Replies: 42
Views: 3087

Re: The War

Since the Fall of the USSR, there has been documentation come forth that the Japanese were earnestly attempting to work through the Soviets to broker a deal with the Americans, not just the feeble, impractical effort you describe.  Some may doubt the validity of the Soviet info, but it certain...
by BVC
Fri Sep 28, 2007 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Automobiles.
Replies: 276
Views: 13595

Re: Automobiles.

Alfa Romeo has plans to bring a killer sports sedan to the US soon.  If I can't hold out that long, next will be a Saab 9-5.  That will at least bring the money back to America.  (GM owns Saab, btw)
by BVC
Fri Sep 28, 2007 7:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Automobiles.
Replies: 276
Views: 13595

Re: Automobiles.

thoughts on the 2008 Jetta?  I bought a last generation Jetta GLS 1.8T and other than one problem it has been great.  Ride, drive, fuel economy, etc.  I still have it and now well over 100,000 miles and still get 32 mpg hwy and 26-29 mpg in mixed driving.  I much prefer the styl...
by BVC
Tue Sep 25, 2007 5:48 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Domestic Auto Industry
Replies: 216
Views: 18280

Re: Domestic Auto Industry

GRID wrote:Finnally starting to get some sharp looking american made cars to choose from!


Exactly...