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About dfitzo53

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    The Heavy Hitter
  • Birthday 01/05/1985

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  • Redskins Fan Since
    All my life
  • Favorite Redskin
    Too many to choose from.
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    Baltimore, MD
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    Football, Racquetball
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  1. You could just read the article. The word has existed in Spanish longer than the drug war. It's possible the government chose to use that word in particular because it sounds "Mexican" but it wasn't created for that purpose. You two can decide how you want to handle the semantics of that one. Wikipedia is a solid source of basic information for someone who doesn't have access to paid academic journals and the like. I didn't see you cite a source at all, so I'm not sure why you're quibbling.
  2. Greatest American Athlete

    Woulda been Doc if his ankles held up.
  3. Oh believe me, I completely agree. Edit: As a teacher, I can see a lot of ways the assignment could've been useful, but it should've been structured differently.
  4. I'm not sure this is correct. From what I can find on the interwebs sheriff (officer of the law, Old English) and sherif (noble, Arabic) have two completely separate origins.
  5. When I was in 8th grade we had to write a paper about whether we would choose to be a Republican or a Democrat and why. I said I would be a Republican and listed several reasons, and that's probably the last time I've ever felt that way. I still hold a few conservative views, but I think the current Republican party is wrong about wide swaths of policy and their approach to government. I vote Democrat more often than Republican these days by a wide margin.
  6. Drones: Who’s flying? (Commercial, amateur)

    My neighbors got me a small one for Christmas this year. I played around with it once, but I haven't had time to really get into it and practice. My brother works for Google's Project Wing, their drone R&D. They've got some cool stuff going on, testing out delivering fast food by drone in Australia. (Australia's drone regulations are friendlier to innovation than America's.)
  7. The Grilling and Cooking Thread

    Yeah we've done the regional thing before. It's a lot of fun, we just haven't made a big deal out of the Superbowl lately.
  8. He knows. Getting "called a name" is his excuse to leave before he's forced to respond to reasoned arguments or questioning of his thought process. Honestly not sure why people bother. He's not here to learn or discuss.
  9. The Grilling and Cooking Thread

    Pretty sure @PleaseBlitz is.
  10. Republican Train Hits Truck

    I don't care about "too soon". People process shock and grief differently and some people need to crack jokes. Doesn't bother me. I'm just confused by his comment.
  11. Republican Train Hits Truck

    How so? If you're referring to Republican lawmakers, they don't seem to be the ones most affected.
  12. Emerging Technologies

    Sounds expensive!
  13. Not to mention that the word "if" is a dead giveaway for an insincere apology.
  14. I'm a little surprised more people don't remember. (I say that without judgment. We all have stuff we don't know.) I was too young to vote at the time but I remember it being a big deal to people.