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  1. ABCB is the only rhyme scheme

    This is the image I see whenever I read 'jfc':
  2. Family beach vacation

    Kiawah Island, SC. $700 per night would get you a nice place. It's a private island with all the amenities and a large portion of it is nature preserve. Tons of wildlife, world class golf, hot soccer moms, etc. It's a 30 min drive into downtown Charleston, 25 mins to Folly Beach and a little less than four hours from Charlotte. For $700 a night you could just stay at the Sanctuary Resort. We go several times a year and plan on buying a second home there in another 5 years or so. https://kiawahresort.com/ You can also find properties for rent through Akers Ellis and VRBO.
  3. IMO Mugabe's land transfer scheme failed because he treated it as a punishment/reward vs. equitable transition. There were plenty of times to do a transfer in the decades he was in power prior to his losing an election. He was sending a message when he called for white farms to be seized, and when he gave his cabinet members first pick of whatever they wanted. There are millions of Zimbabweans who could have benefited from what ended up in the incompetent hands of a few cronies. He's become a thug over his arc from revolutionary leader to dictator. I don't think he started out that way, but power changes different people in different ways. Part of me wonders if ZANU-PF had anything to do with Roy Bennett's helicopter crash and death in Arizona a few weeks ago.
  4. I would have gone with, "Jesus freaks, out in the street, handing tickets out for the gun show..." but to each his own...
  5. It'd be great if things like this could be handled in a vacuum, but it's not like you found a wallet and now you have to give it back. There are generations and multiple chains of ownership since the land was originally seized. There needs to be some form of compensation to grease the wheels of justice in this case. Governments squander millions on less important things. I think this would be worth the investment.
  6. Some of my family grew up in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe, during the transition, as missionaries, and I've always found its history fascinating and sad. I wholeheartedly agree with the reclamation of native lands, I just believe there are better ways to implement it than an armed land run and giveaways to government cronies. In my mind, this should be precisely the kind of thing government is necessary for. Finding a way to transition land to disenfranchised people in a way that will allow them to benefit long term. I would personally suggest something like Eminent Domain.' "We're re-appropriating X% of your lands to native citizens. The government will buy it back at $X amount or it will ultimately be seized." Offer generous payment to any white farmers willing to properly train newly established native farmers in order to help them get started. Also, hire farmers out of work in their native countries to come and teach. Quell skirmishes and reprisals as peacefully as possible and promote national unity and inclusiveness. Frame this as 'righting the wrongs of the past so that we can all move into the future together.' Zimbabwe is a natural resource goldmine. If everyone worked together they could all get rich. It'll never happen, but it's an interesting thought exercise.
  7. I wouldn't be mad at him. He's had a hell of a career. It would be nice to finish it off with a Super Bowl title. Who honestly gives him a better shot at that, us or the Pats? Still, I hope he stays and gets one here.
  8. Don't Expect Ryan Kalil to be Cut

    How can you feel disdain for someone who's not playing due to injury?! It's not like he got hurt off the field. He's one of the top 5 centers in the NFL and he's been healthy most of his career. We should absolutely be looking for his heir apparent, but cutting him to save money would be really short sighted in my opinion.
  9. I hate that Hurney is our GM as much as the next guy, but I really wonder if he'd make any move like this without the request of Norv and Ron. I can't imagine either of them would sign off, and he seems to have a good relationship with Ron, and by extension I would assume, Norv.
  10. When he was fired.
  11. Oscar Nominations

    You have to be in a certain mood for Dunkirk. We watched it shortly after binge watching The Crown on Netflix, so all of that history was fresh in our minds. Great movie, but the three separate timelines can get a little confusing.
  12. Oscar Nominations

    Three Billboards was shot in Sylva and Black Mountain, NC. While watching it I kept thinking to myself, "this doesn't look like Missouri, it looks like Western NC." Pretty great movie. I liked the open ending.
  13. LOL! Yeah right. When seconds count, the cops are only minutes away!