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The Republic of Texas

This evenings conference event was held at the Texas State History Museum, where you can learn that Texas has had 6 flags, Spanish,Mexican, Texas Republic (when it was an independent nation), pre-civil war US, Confederate and post-civil war US.

The only state that flies its flag at the same height as the US flag.

Wonderful, worthless trivia.

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I have to wonder sometimes how our wonderful government comes up with their decisions.

Cases in point, when AT&T wanted to merge with T-Mobile, they said absolutely not, it would decrease competition, raise prices and reduce offered services.

But when Sprint decided they wanted buy out the remaining half of Clear, they were given the go ahead with no apparent reservations. And as soon as the sale was complete, the bandwidth was cut by 80% and the price is being increased by 10%. All because Sprint wants to force customers to more expensive, capped, wireless internet.

And now, we have two smaller, shitty cable companies, Comcast and Time Warner, that are being allowed to merge.

So why is one instance bad for consumers but the others are good. All will have the same outcome, poorer service, higher rates, less competition.
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Not sure what happened to LJ, but suddenly I have no friends' entries on the page.

Makes a person think they aren't loved anymore......
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New Project

I just received the scope document for a new project that I am going to be assigned to. Once it starts, it looks like I will be consumed for the next 265 days.
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Ok, so the weather has been a bit extreme lately. 3 weeks ago, we had two feet of snow. Saturday, it was an inch of rain.

And yesterday was really fun. It was 45°F and snowing like a banshee. It looked almost like a micro styrofoam ball factory exploded. Except it melted as snow as it touched anything.

Now it's going to be 70°F on Friday and back in the 50's over the weekend.
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I really wonder sometimes about the medical profession. I am currently sitting in the ER with Lynn. Since he's been working at home, he's had issues with headaches, dizziness, nausea, etc. Someone suggested getting tested for CO. So he had a blood-test about three weeks ago. Doctor's office called yesterday because they had a test result they didn't recognize. Said it showed an elevated CO level and he should call his regular doctor right away.

So he calls today and they tell him he needs to get to the ER immediately. With those levels he's on the verge of a stroke or heart attack.

Really??? After 3 weeks? It is suddenly an emergency?