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Re: Houston is under water

Postby John Galt » Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:42 pm

I was quoting the racist imperialist poem The White Man's Burden but okay
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Re: Houston is under water

Postby Kane » Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:37 pm

Exactly, you quoted a poem.
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Re: Houston is under water

Postby John Galt » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:47 am

i'll have you know that when i was in 3rd grade I won a poetry contest with an award winning haiku about sailing (something i've never done, even since). i got a really cool pen which i think is still at my parents, with the seal of california on it, and it was published in a children's calendar. the governor was supposed to show up to the award ceremony but cancelled, the asshole. it was a statewide thing to make the calendar, with 12 pieces of art and 12 poems. i thought my picture was better, but it didn't win. i wrote the poem under duress as the teacher said we had to submit both poems and artwork. so what i'm saying is i'm a published poet
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Re: Houston is under water

Postby exploited » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:52 am

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Re: Houston is under water

Postby NAB » Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:53 am

John Galt wrote:i'll have you know that when i was in 3rd grade I won a poetry contest with an award winning haiku about sailing (something i've never done, even since). i got a really cool pen which i think is still at my parents, with the seal of california on it, and it was published in a children's calendar. the governor was supposed to show up to the award ceremony but cancelled, the asshole. it was a statewide thing to make the calendar, with 12 pieces of art and 12 poems. i thought my picture was better, but it didn't win. i wrote the poem under duress as the teacher said we had to submit both poems and artwork. so what i'm saying is i'm a published poet


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Re: Houston is under water

Postby The Comrade » Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:48 pm

they'll just tear it down in 150 years

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Re: Houston is under water

Postby John Galt » Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:49 pm

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/26/upsh ... izens.html

roughly half of americans don't know that puerto ricans are US citizens
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Re: Houston is under water

Postby Spider » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:42 pm

John Galt wrote:https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/26/upshot/nearly-half-of-americans-dont-know-people-in-puerto-ricoans-are-fellow-citizens.html

roughly half of americans don't know that puerto ricans are US citizens


Not even remotely surprising. If they knew, they'd have been demanding that Puerto Ricans be stripped of it years ago.
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Re: Houston is under water

Postby John Galt » Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:43 pm

unsure of what this all means right now but a company that had 2 people on staff when Maria hit was awarded 300 million dollar contract to fix PR's power

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national ... 658cfb0fc7
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Re: Houston is under water

Postby Winchester » Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:54 pm

John Galt wrote:unsure of what this all means right now but a company that had 2 people on staff when Maria hit was awarded 300 million dollar contract to fix PR's power

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national ... 658cfb0fc7


It means Zinke was friends with the firm owner who also happened to hire Zinke's son for a summer job. It may be nothing but I'm smelling swamp gas.

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