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Re: OK, so this will be controversial...
« Reply #90 on: February 03, 2017, 04:21:29 PM »

I'm good with all but #4. Vigilantism is to be avoided. They haven't learned that at the higher education institution called Berkeley which, instead, is living up to its image as "Berserkly." I'm okay with the Parkies enforcing rules as long as the rules are logical and applied with some common sense. That would cause quite a number of rules to fall by the wayside, thus leaving more time to actually deal with problems real rather than imagined.

I believe the Berkeley violence was by non-students.  Members of outside anarchist groups from what I read.  Never good to tear stuff up.
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Re: OK, so this will be controversial...
« Reply #91 on: February 03, 2017, 05:39:32 PM »
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I worry about the Australians. But I often get them confused with New Zealanders.


Ohhhhh... don't let the New Zealanders hear you write that. They think they are individuals like everyone else.


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Who do you think is going to win the Superbowl?  ???  I'm going with Patriots (rather than a protected species of bird)  :shock:

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Re: OK, so this will be controversial...
« Reply #92 on: February 03, 2017, 05:52:02 PM »
Tom Brady may have soft balls but he ALWAYS wins. Unless somebody drops a Falcon on him from 500 feet, the Patriots will be the champs.
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Re: OK, so this will be controversial...
« Reply #93 on: February 03, 2017, 05:54:09 PM »
ICe, you might have just taken us into a truly controversial subject.
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Re: OK, so this will be controversial...
« Reply #94 on: February 03, 2017, 06:43:09 PM »
ICe, you might have just taken us into a truly controversial subject.


We are Benders... we will survive  :great:

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Re: OK, so this will be controversial...
« Reply #95 on: February 03, 2017, 06:48:33 PM »
Robert, Mitch and I will be probably at La Kiva on Sunday night rooting for the Falcons, can't let the Yankees win!  Then we are headed to the deepest desert to escape the contrarians 😉

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Re: OK, so this will be controversial...
« Reply #96 on: February 03, 2017, 07:03:10 PM »
Robert, Mitch and I will be probably at La Kiva on Sunday night rooting for the Falcons, can't let the Yankees win!  Then we are headed to the deepest desert to escape the contrarians 😉

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Re: OK, so this will be controversial...
« Reply #97 on: February 03, 2017, 07:14:14 PM »
Last Super Bowl my wife and I were at BBNP.  We spent that whole Sunday in the park, then in the evening drove to the starlight for dinner.  All the bars in town were packed, but we were one of only two tables at the starlight that night.  It was only then that I realized it was Super Bowl Sunday, and I had spent the whole day absolutely not even realizing it.  THAT is the magic of Big Bend...that the power of its solitude makes even one of the biggest yearly events in America seem completely unimportant.


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Re: OK, so this will be controversial...
« Reply #98 on: February 03, 2017, 07:18:05 PM »
Last Super Bowl my wife and I were at BBNP.  We spent that whole Sunday in the park, then in the evening drove to the starlight for dinner.  All the bars in town were packed, but we were one of only two tables at the starlight that night.  It was only then that I realized it was Super Bowl Sunday, and I had spent the whole day absolutely not even realizing it.  THAT is the magic of Big Bend...that the power of its solitude makes even one of the biggest yearly events in America seem completely unimportant.


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Re: OK, so this will be controversial...
« Reply #99 on: February 03, 2017, 07:41:18 PM »
Robert, Mitch and I will be probably at La Kiva on Sunday night rooting for the Falcons, can't let the Yankees win!  Then we are headed to the deepest desert to escape the contrarians 😉

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Re: OK, so this will be controversial...
« Reply #100 on: February 05, 2017, 12:11:58 AM »
I am sitting in a folding chair at Huntsville State Park cheering my daughter on as she completes a 100 mile race. The "big game" (did we pay the rights to say Super Bowl? ) is 60 miles south. That's as close as I want to be.

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