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    Thomas the Tank Engine should go back to being LBSC 70.

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    In the aftermath of a hurricane or tornado that wrecked their houses, people are rebuilding their houses.

    I don't understand why they are still rebuilding their wrecked houses and living in the path of a hurricane or a tornado.

    why would anyone want to live in New Orleans that is few feet below sea level? The only thing that stands between the city and the sea are the man-made levees constructed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuro no Shinigami View Post
    In the aftermath of a hurricane or tornado that wrecked their houses, people are rebuilding their houses.

    I don't understand why they are still rebuilding their wrecked houses and living in the path of a hurricane or a tornado.

    why would anyone want to live in New Orleans that is few feet below sea level? The only thing that stands between the city and the sea are the man-made levees constructed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers
    I never understood that. There is a guy in my area. Lives by the river and his road floods bad every two years. he was on the news last year after a big rain. His house his flooded again. And he said well I am going to rebuild. This is the 5th time in 8 years my house has flooded. THe 5th time I have had to replace my media room in my basement which makes me sad because I just got my 60 inch flatscreen. Why not move? And if you are going to live there and the house floods every few year why the Hell are you putting you media room in your basement?
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    Cherry Coke is the best soft drink ever made and Mt. Dew is the second best.

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    Foldgers instant coffee with one scoop of sugar and a shot of French V creamer is a way better coffee drink then anything Starbucks can put out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptCleghorn View Post
    I worked in a potato chip factory in my HS days and we made store brand in addition to our brand name products. The ability of a producer to sell a much larger amount of product to a chain makes the lack of a brand much less of a factor.
    Brands have the most power when decisions are rushed, information is scarce, or the customer is more interested in the "what it says about me" than the "what does it do" of a product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuro no Shinigami View Post
    In the aftermath of a hurricane or tornado that wrecked their houses, people are rebuilding their houses.

    I don't understand why they are still rebuilding their wrecked houses and living in the path of a hurricane or a tornado.

    why would anyone want to live in New Orleans that is few feet below sea level? The only thing that stands between the city and the sea are the man-made levees constructed by the United States Army Corps of Engineers
    Home is home. I don't live in NOLA, and wouldn't want to. But there are people that feel a part of the place, and wouldn't live anywhere else. That's true for almost every community I expect.

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    I am watching hurricane coverage. I am floored by how many people are saying "Well I am shocked. I didnt expect it to be this bad." Umm How many hurricanes have hit the aera in the last few years. how many days has the news been going on about Sally? Idiots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by babyblob View Post
    I never understood that. There is a guy in my area. Lives by the river and his road floods bad every two years. he was on the news last year after a big rain. His house his flooded again. And he said well I am going to rebuild. This is the 5th time in 8 years my house has flooded. THe 5th time I have had to replace my media room in my basement which makes me sad because I just got my 60 inch flatscreen. Why not move? And if you are going to live there and the house floods every few year why the Hell are you putting you media room in your basement?
    I wonder if he's got flood insurance.

    Quote Originally Posted by DrNewGod View Post
    Home is home. I don't live in NOLA, and wouldn't want to. But there are people that feel a part of the place, and wouldn't live anywhere else. That's true for almost every community I expect.


    When New Orleans was flooded after Katrina, the government had to drain the floodwaters.

    You have to constantly maintain the artificial levees and floodwalls every time New Orleans was struck by a hurricane. The hurricanes could weaken the structural integrity of the man-made levees. If they are not properly maintained, they could collapse.

    Are you fine with taxpayer dollars maintaining levees, draining the floodwaters and rebuilding a city in an unsafe location (i.e. below sea level and in the path of a hurricane)?

    Home is where the heart is. They could move their whole city and community to a new location.

    Quote Originally Posted by babyblob View Post
    I am watching hurricane coverage. I am floored by how many people are saying "Well I am shocked. I didnt expect it to be this bad." Umm How many hurricanes have hit the aera in the last few years. how many days has the news been going on about Sally? Idiots.
    Well, I bet it's not the first time a hurricane has hit the area. It must become a normal occurrence to those residents.

    https://edition.cnn.com/2020/09/17/w...day/index.html

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    There are other cities in the path of a hurricane like NYC and DC but they are above sea level and don't need levees or flood walls.

    If I want to live near the sea, I'd live in California instead of Gulf Coast or East Coast. But there's a con about California. Earthquakes.

    Tornadoes, floods, blizzards, volcanic eruptions. People do live near volcanoes. No place is 100% safe.

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    James Bond has a lot of nonsense in it.
    I probably end up skipping most of the movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuro no Shinigami View Post
    When New Orleans was flooded after Katrina, the government had to drain the floodwaters.

    You have to constantly maintain the artificial levees and floodwalls every time New Orleans was struck by a hurricane. The hurricanes could weaken the structural integrity of the man-made levees. If they are not properly maintained, they could collapse.

    Are you fine with taxpayer dollars maintaining levees, draining the floodwaters and rebuilding a city in an unsafe location (i.e. below sea level and in the path of a hurricane)?

    Home is where the heart is. They could move their whole city and community to a new location.
    I didn't say it made any sense. Certainly no more than those building their houses in Wildfire Alley. Nonetheless. People ain't bright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRay View Post
    James Bond has a lot of nonsense in it.
    I probably end up skipping most of the movie.
    Roger Moore considered them to be comedy films - a spy where everybody knows his name, and who draws as much attention to himself as possible?

    And Dusko Popov (the primary model for Bond) was offended by the books, stating that Bond would have been discovered and killed within hours.
    "Theory: The Phoenix doesn't corrupt the characters, it corrupts the authors." Gambit, King of Thieves

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    To be fair, by the Moore era they were almost comedies.
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    'Don't Leave Me Daisy Chan' isn't that bad an anime.

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