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Need an opinion on a used bike deal

I'm scheduled to pick up a used bike today: 2010 Felt B16 Triathlon bike.

$400
Looks to be a in mint condition minus a few small scratches
Owned by an active triathlete who has lately become a single father and cannot train
Shimano 105 group
Almost new 23mm Conti tires

This is a good deal, right?

This is Florida: Man accused of telling children where babies come from

Sounds like he was scientifically accurate, LOL!


http://www.wpbf.com/article/man-accused-of-telling-children-where-babies-come-from/20869352

Trump Doral Shooting Suspect Vehicle images

Can anyone ID the sticker on this guys rear window?

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/doral/article211409674.html

https://firenewsfeed.com/incident/1577167

EDIT: Wrong shooting in my title. God how many f***ing shootings must we have in this country?

Best part about the "Lawyer calling ICE on two employees speaking Spanish" story...

The best part, to me, is that the lawyer claims he "paid for their welfare", when they are in fact working a paying job right in front of him.


https://abovethelaw.com/2018/05/jerk-videotaped-threatening-to-call-ice-on-two-women-speaking-spanish-to-each-other-obviously-hes-a-lawyer/

Oh my Science! (Sarah Braasch edition)

I finally figured out why I knew this name; I went to law school with her!

Small world...

The Trump Admin meeting with Military Spouses MYSTERY SOLVED!

Everyone is talking about how some Trumpies met with a bunch of military spouses, which turned out to be a gaggle of all white women (wait, maybe there is one Asian lady in there, can't tell from the pics).

Anyway, I solved the mystery: The meeting wasn't with CURRENT military spouses, but rather it was with members of the Daughters of the Confederacy! It looks like the Trump clan got confused as to just which military force it was supposed to honor....

(I jest, of course. The Trump clan is certainly not confused about its wish to honor only white folks).

The Starbucks thing...

I'm having trouble condemning the company and police on this one.

I grant that the store manager might have been a racist, but that is probably something we will never actually know for sure. It is also something that the company probably doesn't know for sure, which means it will be tough to fire them on the basis of this incident alone.

As to the company, if there is a policy where you must buy something in order to hang out (which seems reasonable, btw), then it seems like that policy was being enforced. If that policy is enforced un-evenly then that is a problem, but it is very difficult for me personally to know how it is enforced, since if a white person were removed it wouldn't be in the news.

As to the police, once the store manager says the two guys are trespassing, then the police HAVE TO remove them. That is their job. They could be the most racist/supremacist officers known to man, and it would still be their job to remove the two guys who refused to leave. If the guys refused their order, then an arrest would happen.

What am I missing about this story that is making people talk of boycotts?


UPDATE: The two men are speaking out: (http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-starbucks-arrest-20180419-story.html)

"Seattle-based Starbucks Corp. has said the location where the arrests occurred has a policy that restrooms are for paying customers only."

"Nelson said they weren't questioned but were told to leave immediately." (by the cops)
- This makes the cops look much worse, like they didn't even try to ask the men to leave before starting to order them around.



The funny thing about PenFed...

I just got a new PenFed savings account in order to become a member and get a car loan.

I try to log in this morning (4am eastern) and the website tells me it isn't open yet.

Does the PenFed website really have to keep bankers hours just like a brick-and-mortar bank? LOL!

A little judo for Republicans re: video games and guns

I say we immediately confiscate guns from any gun owner who cannot prove he or she has never played a violent video game.

Violent video games are *sooooo* bad, and yet any ban on said games would only affect future gun owners. We need immediate action to ensure current gun owners are also not influenced by those nasty games...
Posted by ExciteBike66 | Fri Mar 9, 2018, 09:39 AM (2 replies)

My brother used to annoy me all the time when we were younger...

When we were kids, my younger brother knew how to push my buttons. He knew that repetition of any annoying phrase or song would get to me eventually, especially when we were trapped together on long car rides.

Looks like Guillaumeb has been talking to my brother:


https://www.democraticunderground.com/1218268107
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