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I'm trying to work out why anybody in a place so well known for wind would ever own a windchime, much less not take it down in a really windy day.
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Because a wind chime without wind is Boring.
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Wow, it's windy even by Tulsa standards today.  Power's already gone out twice.
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OK, it's 142% off...but how do I buy it?
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How about a buffered bike lane each way, no or curbside parking, and a lane of general traffic each way?  I'm really not a fan of the "behind the cars" cycletrack concept without protected intersections.
The City of Tulsa wants to be bicycle friendly but plans to re-do a downtown street do not include a bike path and cyclists want that to change.
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+Mike Ferryall Yeah, seems like the "all lanes sharrow" treatment common for decades in Tulsa and maybe "through motorists use left lane" signs is all this really needs.
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KDOT potential datasource for current and proposed state cycleways in Kansas.
An updated 2016 version of the Kansas Rails-to-Trails Map documents continued progress of the ever-growing trail network in Kansas.
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Dude... +SourceForge and +CNET are screwed...
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ABOUT TIME! :D
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Furries tend to get a bad rap as perverse fetishists when in reality, the subculture is about playful escapism and a fascination with what links humans to animals
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+Paul Johnson It depends. Like certain "steampunk cosplayers" who often invent their own personas. But it was meant to be a rough and ready comparison to convey my point that there is a core difference between furry and therian/otherkin. Especially when some of us don't like being associated with the latter :).
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OK, since it's obvious the Republicans aren't fielding a candidate for this year's presidential election (not that I would consider that party's platform a viable option for American survival), could someone honestly tell me how Hillary isn't Donald Trump with a skirt?
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Eh, the President has developed into a fairly powerful office thanks to the CINC power, the power to appoint Supreme Court justices, and the many delegations of regulatory authority that Congress has made over the years. Who is elected President does (or can, when the choice isn't between a neoliberal and a neoconservative) make a big difference, especially when Congress is unable to do anything to check the President's power due to gridlock in its own legislative authority.

That said, real change will be impossible as long as Congressional elections remain so favorable to the incumbent. More and more states are doing something about gerrymandering, which at least gives me hope something will change in my lifetime.
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Rainfurrest cratered.
 
RainFurrest 2016 cancelled after failure to find venue - Washington state furry convention RainFurrest 2016 has been cancelled, after failing to find a suitable venue for this year's event. Historically based in Seattle, RainFurrest's former chair posted a strong warning last October that the acts of some of the 2704 attendees had jeopardized the convention's relationship with the Hilton airport hotel, resulting in uncertainty about future events. Convention staff had previously posted apol...
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Exactly
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I thought it looked hazy on the drive in. Wonder what's burning.
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Well, that was a fast round of three.

* Dave Mira (BMX competitor)
* Maurice White (Earth, Wind and Fire frontman)
* Joe Alaskey (voice of Daffy Duck, Buggs Bunny)
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These three died in the last ~30 hours.
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Cyclists Want Bike Lane Included In Boulder Avenue Plans
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The City of Tulsa wants to be bicycle friendly but plans to re-do a downtown street do not include a bike path and cyclists want that to cha

Kansas Rails-to-Trails Map 2016 | Kansas Cyclist News Blog
www.kansascyclist.com

An updated 2016 version of the Kansas Rails-to-Trails Map documents continued progress of the ever-growing trail network in Kansas.

It's not about sex, it's about identity: why furries are unique among fa...
www.theguardian.com

Furries tend to get a bad rap as perverse fetishists when in reality, the subculture is about playful escapism and a fascination with what l

Xerox To Split Into 2 Companies: 1 For Documents, 1 For Processes
publicradiotulsa.org

Xerox will be splitting into two companies — one dedicated to document management, including the printing and copying technology that made X

Watch: We've slowed down the video of the LaVoy Finicum shooting
www.oregonlive.com

The Oregonian/OregonLive created a slow-motion video of crucial moments of Finicum's encounter with Oregon State Police troopers.

FCC Chairman Issues Proposal Seeking To 'Unlock' Cable Box Market
publicradiotulsa.org

If FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has his way, most people who subscribe to cable will stop paying a monthly fee to rent a set-top box from their

This is Tulsa on Vimeo
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Tulsa Promotional video produced by Jack Frank and Schnake Turnbo Frank for WPX Energy.

FBI has given the remaining Branch Dildonians until 4 AM local time to v...
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FBI has given the remaining Branch Dildonians until 4 AM local time to vacate Malheur. Live updates in link

Oklahoma Department of Transportation
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The Oklahoma Department of Transportation will present a public meeting on Thursday, Jan. 28, to provide information and gather public input

Last gravel highway in state, near Devil’s Den, to be paved
www.nwaonline.com

WINSLOW — Work will begin next month to pave the last stretch of gravel highway in Arkansas.

Oklahoma HB2557 | 2016 | Regular Session
legiscan.com

Summary (2016-02-01) Daylight saving time; exempting Oklahoma from federal daylight saving time provision; effective date. [Authored by Repr

Police Tell Driver Half A Windshield Clear Of Snow Isn't Enough
publicradiotulsa.org

As anyone who has lived anywhere chilly can attest, clearing snow off a car can be cold, time-consuming work. Most of us would agree it's al

Oh God, someone made an earthquake parody music video to “Shake It Off”
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Everyone copes with our state’s earthquake epidemic in their own unique way. I, for example, try to make light-hearted jokes about them on t

Downtown Tulsa Bank Robbed
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Tulsa Police are investigating a mid-morning bank robbery in downtown Tulsa. The robbery took place about 10:15 this morning at the Arvest B

Norm of the North (2016) - Rotten Tomatoes
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A pioneering feat in the field of twerking polar bear animation but blearily retrograde in every other respect, Norm of the North should onl

The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams star Dan Haggerty dies of cancer at ...
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The '70s star passed away at his home in California's San Fernando Valley on Friday surrounded by friends and family.

Democrat Gains Have State Republicans Studying Strategy
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Democrats, in two recent special elections, have claimed Republican legislative seats. The most recent was this week in Owasso. Republican S

Clean and great air-conditioning. Awesome price point. HVAC a little loud, though. Best place to sleep in the Mojave or Sonoroan deserts on Route 66.
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Pioneer Courthouse Square would be better, much better, if it wasn't horribly mismanaged. Concerts, beer tasting, sandcastle contests and other events that block off the entire square and hamper access to transit really should be held in Chapman Square. Pioneer Square was designed to be a public square and transit station, not an event venue, and it fails poorly at both when events beyond the tree lighting and new year's are attempted there.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Love the fact these guys are trying to drag us backwards.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Tried to highball me and sell me a new ECU for over a thousand dollars when I had a fuel injection issue that was resolved elsewhere for about $350. A dealership would have got it right cheaper.
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reviewed 9 months ago
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Want to drive off in an unsafe vehicle they said is safe? Go here. They're friendly and the appeal of some of their services like free flat repair is great. But don't trust 'em with anything more serious than fixing a flat. I asked if my tires were in good enough shape to make it back to Oklahoma, they said yes and actually refused to sell me tires when I insisted on replacing them anyway. They also only partially fixed the vibration I was experiencing at higher speeds, replacing the front brakes while completely missing a broken tie rod.
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
A little light on the in stock stereo mount kit selection.
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reviewed 9 months ago
Classic greasy spoon on an iconic corner on Route 66. Nothing particularly remarkable, but it's consistently good food and a great hangover cure. Inexpensive; you definitely get your money's worth. Parking's in back if you didn't learn how to parallel park.
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