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Old 01-26-2015, 10:07 PM   #886
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Old 01-27-2015, 10:04 AM   #887
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I can't say much about the other major cities, but yeah, Austin's stayed a high-growth area throughout the economic woes of the last decade. Even when the housing bubble burst, they kept right on building and successfully selling new homes right across the highway from me.
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Old 01-28-2015, 03:20 AM   #888
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Old 01-28-2015, 07:13 AM   #889
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ooooo looks like a hump day opportunity!
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Old 01-28-2015, 07:59 AM   #890
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btw... Texas did have a nice run from 2008 on up but you can plot other states from their individual bottoms to skew similarly.
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Old 01-28-2015, 08:27 AM   #891
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No wonder they made the stadium into a vagina.
The article calls it "accidental."

Riiiight, because sometimes a stadium is just a stadium.
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Old 01-28-2015, 09:01 AM   #892
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...Riiiight, because sometimes a stadium is just a stadium.
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Old 01-28-2015, 11:35 AM   #893
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btw... Texas did have a nice run from 2008 on up but you can plot other states from their individual bottoms to skew similarly.
Yeah but not every state... somebody had to go down for the overall US numbers to be at a loss. Admittedly, it could all just be Detroit.



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Old 01-28-2015, 10:07 PM   #894
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This is an interesting document with some interesting graphs and charts if someone knows how to clip them. The bottom line is a somewhat different economy in Texas. Texas had pretty consistent higher unemployment than the country as a whole until around 2006. From then on Texas performed better than the rest of the country. Now with energy prices sinking we'll see if its a sustainable thing.
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Old 01-28-2015, 10:17 PM   #895
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Goats everywhere, The Washington Post has an interactive map where you can check county by county.
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Old 01-28-2015, 11:31 PM   #896
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... literally every goat...
No way. Over the years I gotten many people's goats, and never given them back.
No one knows the number or where they are now.
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Old 01-29-2015, 12:14 AM   #897
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Obviously you left them, or they wandered to, Texas.
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Old 01-29-2015, 02:44 AM   #898
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Old 01-29-2015, 01:32 PM   #899
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"I'll just reach up into this jointer and clear out the chips... I'll just reach under this mower and clear out the clogged grass... I'll just stick my hand into this snowblower to loosen up the packed snow... Let me look down into this barrel and see why the gun didn't go off..."

There's a youtube video of the last one. The guy won the Bronze medal in the Darwin competition.
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Old 01-30-2015, 01:59 AM   #900
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After you've mangled your hand (or what ever you're clearing the clog with, Studly) be careful driving to the hospital.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Highway Loss Data Institute, reports some interesting results. Realize they are recording real world results so it's primarily on vehicles three years old.

In 1989 the reported, A 700% variation between model.(pdf)

In 2011 they reported, "Death rates by model: SUV drivers are among least likely to be killed".

There's a lot of information there. I don't agree with all of their theories or conclusions, but the data charted should be pretty straight foreword.
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