WookieMan

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Soooo.... When do we stop paying teachers??
by WookieMan on 1 Apr 2020  73 comments, latest 4 months ago
Not sure if any of you are dealing with this yet. This remote learning shit with the kids is absolute bullshit. Our district is so ill prepared for this. Given...

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IL Has Less Deaths Than the 1995 Heat Wave (wgntv.com)
by WookieMan on 10 Apr 2020  23 comments, latest 4 months ago
https://wgntv.com/news/how-the Covid deaths are at 528 STATEWIDE here in IL. Most deaths during the '95 heat wave occurred in Chicago and not elsewhere (739 total if you don't want to...

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Biden Out? (nypost.com)
by WookieMan on 10 Apr 2020  2 comments, latest 4 months ago
https://nypost.com/2020/04/10/ Someone needs to buy me a beer when shit opens back up 😉Biden is out by June. Maybe by May.

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Bernie Out (vox.com)
by WookieMan on 8 Apr 2020  46 comments, latest 4 months ago
Not that this matters.Edit: Forgot the link - https://www.vox.com/2020/4/8/2 Source was chosen for comedy.....

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Here Comes The Broke Government (patch.com)
by WookieMan on 8 Apr 2020  5 comments, latest 4 months ago
https://patch.com/illinois/jol This is just the tip of the iceberg. Joliet is about an hour from where I'm at. I think everyone is afraid to sound the alarm, but given we're...

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Little Corona Perspective.... (chicago.suntimes.com)
by WookieMan on 22 Mar 2020  12 comments, latest 5 months ago
90 people have been killed in Chicago this year and it's not even March. Let that sink in when a nation of 350M people have 400 deaths total from a...

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You're Welcome (cnn.com)
by WookieMan on 25 Mar 2020  20 comments, latest 5 months ago
Based on what I've been seeing so far, I think national thank a rich person day has officially been created. https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/25 Looks like my family will get $0. Not that...

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Breaking: Lufthansa To Ground Entire Airbus A380 Fleet (simpleflying.com)
by WookieMan on 9 Mar 2020  9 comments, latest 5 months ago
More panic.... People are simple idiots. I've always known it, but jesus this is obscene at this point. https://simpleflying.com/lufth

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Mini Mike Out
by WookieMan on 4 Mar 2020  23 comments, latest 5 months ago
Jesus.... Half a billion later. What a dip shit.

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Pocahontas Out
by WookieMan on 5 Mar 2020  30 comments, latest 5 months ago
Biden and Bernie. It's Biden as the nominee. This is a done deal.

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Rage Against The Machine
by WookieMan on 19 Feb 2020  9 comments, latest 6 months ago
Anyone going to shows in their area? Got tickets to Alpine Valley in Wisconsin. Slightly regretting the purchase. I know I can resell, or could lose all the ticket costs...

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Judiciary "Inquiry" Thread
by WookieMan on 4 Dec 2019  17 comments, latest 8 months ago
Didn't see one started. I'm delayed by 40 minutes. Going to try and watch the whole thing. First 30 minutes..... deer in the headlights is what I see. I'll expand...

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Commission Payments To Sales People
by WookieMan on 21 Oct 2019  5 comments, latest 10 months ago
Quick question, not sure if anyone here is in sales or runs a business with a sales team. Wife gets salary and commissions for jobs sold. They pay out quarterly....

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Former Canadian Prime Minister Tweets That She Is 'Rooting' for Hurricane Dorian to Hit Trump's Mar-a-Lago (time.com)
by WookieMan on 30 Aug 2019  9 comments, latest a year ago
https://time.com/5665303/canad Stay safe Florida Patnetter's. Can't recall where tenpound lives, but I think it's right in the proverbial bulls eye. Might explain the break in commenting. What a cunt though....

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Belize - Anyone been/tips?
by WookieMan on 8 Jul 2019  25 comments, latest a year ago
Thinking of booking a trip to Belize. Anyone have any insight or tips if you've been? I'm more a beach guy(family) if that helps with suggestions. Not too interested with...

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IL Dems Get Something Right And Still Manage To Fuck It Up (stltoday.com)
by WookieMan on 1 Jun 2019  11 comments, latest a year ago
Like seriously....Minority-owned businesses would be given advantages in bidding for lucrative state licenses and offered low-interest loans to compete.Thought we were all equal? Just fucking sell the licenses and make...

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RIP Chewbacca (hollywoodreporter.com)
by WookieMan on 2 May 2019  3 comments, latest a year ago
https://www.hollywoodreporter. Chewy is dead. Peter was in costume as one of the best fictional bit characters ever created. We'll miss you.

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Cash Question
by WookieMan on 18 Apr 2019  105 comments, latest a year ago
Who here uses cash for everything? And why? I carry some cash in case of, well nothing except going to a casino or strip club. My credit card pays me...

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Who Gets Amazon HQ2? (money.cnn.com)
by WookieMan on 26 Oct 2017  27 comments, latest 2 years ago
http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/2 Not a gambling man, I just don't see how Atlanta is the favorite, at least on this site. I know Atlanta isn't all the bad, but man, it's the...

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Why Pritzker's graduated income tax now looks a lot more likely (chicagobusiness.com)
by WookieMan on 7 Nov 2018  6 comments, latest 2 years ago
https://www.chicagobusiness.co Let's see what no neck Prickzer proposes. If taxes increase at all in my income range, not a chance in hell he'll get reelected come 2022. And the IL...

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Patrick - When Do The Username Changes Stop?
by WookieMan on 17 Oct 2018  35 comments, latest 2 years ago
It's getting annoying at this point. Go back to anonymous for users I guess, because certain people are changing their usernames on what seems like a weekly basis. My take...

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What Are You Drinking Today? Alcohol Only.
by WookieMan on 5 Sep 2018  40 comments, latest 2 years ago
Got the music thread going. Let's get a drinking one going. Busch Light right now for me.Put out some good beers for us all to try (mine's not). Or if...

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Where Do You Golf? Traveling and Locally (aldeengolfclub.com)
by WookieMan on 24 Sep 2018  9 comments, latest 2 years ago
Looking to start a hopefully fun golf course thread on Patnet. Kick ass golf courses off the beaten path. I'm in IL, so Cog Hill is a famous one, that's...

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Emanuel Not Running (chicagobusiness.com)
by WookieMan on 4 Sep 2018  33 comments, latest 2 years ago
Wowzer. For those Chicago people on here or former Chicagoan's, this is big news. There's nothing in the article really, just breaking, but this is interesting to say the least....

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PatNet Stock Challenge
by WookieMan on 30 Aug 2018  21 comments, latest 2 years ago
So if Pat is cool with it, we're going to do some gambling with access to PatNet. At a minimum, if you lose, hold up your end of the bargain...

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Something Positive
by WookieMan on 28 Aug 2018  2 comments, latest 2 years ago
The wookie has been a bit testy lately. I've gotten accused of going postal and not contributing. Given the dearth of constant political BS, here's something positive that I think...

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YouTuber Who Trained a Pug to Do 'Nazi Salute' Has Been Fined (gizmodo.com)
by WookieMan on 23 Apr 2018  7 comments, latest 2 years ago
This guy and the reporter(s) covering this have WAY too much time on their hands. This is one of the dumbest things I've read in a while. https://gizmodo.com/youtuber-w

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Illinois ponders pension-fund moonshot: a $107B bond sale (chicagobusiness.com)
by WookieMan on 30 Jan 2018  63 comments, latest 2 years ago
http://www.chicagobusiness.com If this goes down, we might see our first bankrupt state in our country. I don't get how they expect to produce income on the spread of the borrowed...

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Not Sure How Or Why, But Stuble Across This Mess - Northern Illinois University Edition (alumnius.net)
by WookieMan on 8 Mar 2018  1 comment, latest 2 years ago
Jesus Christ. This is on their alumni page. Someone might want to update this. https://alumnius.net/northern_ (if you want to fact check)Danny Hastert, really! - Pedophile Sam Hurd - Drug Dealerhttps://www.si.com/2013/...

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Welp. ‘Dumpster fire’ is among the 850 entries Merriam-Webster is adding to its dictionary (bostonglobe.com)
by WookieMan on 6 Mar 2018  4 comments, latest 2 years ago
This made my morning. https://www.bostonglobe.com/me

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Anyone buying these ladies stories, lost at sea edition? (gizmodo.com)
by WookieMan on 27 Oct 2017  41 comments, latest 2 years ago
https://gizmodo.com/american-w I'm no sailor, but have seen many comments in other articles about this and it seems a bit fishy. They lost their phone right away yet continued on without...

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Putin unveils new Russian nuclear missile, says it renders defenses ‘useless’ (nbcnews.com)
by WookieMan on 3 Mar 2018  7 comments, latest 2 years ago
My apologies if this is duplicate. Scanned the first 2-3 pages and didn't see anything.https://www.nbcnews.c He boasted that Russia's new ICBM is “powerful and modern and defense systems will not...

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Sandals Resorts - Anyone Been?
by WookieMan on 28 Feb 2018  11 comments, latest 2 years ago
Anyone here been to one? Seems like they get solid reviews and have been around a while. Was looking at Sandals Ochi or anywhere in Jamaica really. I dislike most...

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Close Old Threads, Limit Old Theads Or CAPTCHA?
by WookieMan on 3 Nov 2017  19 comments, latest 2 years ago
So we've been hit with the usual weekly bot bull shit. Thread limits helped, thanks Patrick. But now I'm seeing tons of old threads getting revived with dumb ass comments...

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We've Finally Made It As A Country (nytimes.com)
by WookieMan on 24 Feb 2018  6 comments, latest 2 years ago
Congrats everyone! We did it!https://www.nytimes.com/201

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Transgender Woman Breastfeeds Her Baby After Experimental Treatment (gizmodo.com)
by WookieMan on 16 Feb 2018  13 comments, latest 2 years ago
Dear god, why the fuck did I bring children into the world? https://gizmodo.com/transgende This obviously isn't a joke, unless gizmodo is going full onion at this point and I missed...

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Apple's Excellence in Design Leads to Employees Smacking Into Glass Walls (gizmodo.com)
by WookieMan on 16 Feb 2018  Posted 2 years ago
#techisdangeroushttps://gizmod Now this is reporting. Verify the info you receive from anonymous employees. An Apple spokesperson declined to comment, but a representative for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in...

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Vote On Anonymous Users
by WookieMan on 13 Feb 2018  23 comments, latest 2 years ago
@Patrick - This isn't a bash on the site. I enjoy my time here when I have it. I'm starting to think the whole allowing anon commenters is failing though....

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77 Northern California businesses raided by ICE (abc15.com)
by WookieMan on 2 Feb 2018  6 comments, latest 3 years ago
https://www.abc15.com/news/nat I don't think I've seen anyone post this yet, sorry if it has been. Trump is cracking down in other ways too. If you know any business owners that...

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Anyone Get The Flu? Or Are We Becoming Pussies?
by WookieMan on 30 Jan 2018  36 comments, latest 3 years ago
I'm at a loss on this one. Are we becoming big pussies? They're closing schools in IL here because of the fucking flu. Is this going on in other parts...
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