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Unread 08-25-2009, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Originally Posted by TexasHorseLady View Post
Doesn't bother me particularly, because Austin is the capitol of Texas, so it makes sense if you're going to have any skyline on there.
That's great, but the only structure in Austin that has anything to do with the residents in the rest of the state is the Capitol; the Austin skyline means nothing to me, and I guarantee if it was the other way around and the Dallas skyline had been chosen, Austinites would be all wound up in a tizzy over it.

I am of the feeling that it should not be a skyline at all; not Austin, Dallas, Houston or any other city for that matter. It should be something that represents all of Texas, from El Paso to Texakana and everything in between. There are people living in the extreme areas of the state who have never even been to Austin and never will go; the city's skyline is not even recognizable to some of these people.

Now I am not looking to stir up any ire, but with all due respect many (not all, many) residents of the city of Austin come across as having a bit of a superiority complex, being so quick to crow about how everything is better in Austin and the Hill Country. This whole silly mess is simply more fuel to the fire.
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Unread 11-08-2009, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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That's because everything is better in Austin. We're like a mini San Francisco.
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Unread 01-02-2010, 12:53 PM
 
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Who are we going to protest against? We are just peons. Mere peasants ruled by big govt who runs the show. If we were to peacefully assemble which is/was guaranteed under the constitution then the pigs would arrest us for unlawfull assembly.

That new drivers license is the least of our worries. I dont even mind it. Austin may be different then where I live but it is the capital so what's wrong with a picture of the state house on the license? A Texas license is less costly then most state DLs but I have a big problem charging a penalty to new comers who apply for a DL. The penalty for a new resident is $90.00
Last year, I moved to tx from fl.....I'm pretty sure that if you have all of your paperwork in order (insurance, car title, proof of id, etc...) they only charge you $10 or $15...(can't remember exactly)....But it definately wasn't $90.....maybe if you are a foreign citizen applying for a new license, they'll charge that much........and yes, the new tx dl is pretty generic looking, along with the new tags
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Unread 01-03-2010, 02:40 PM
 
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This is an issue that just doesn't bother me when our economy is in the toilet and there is a danger that Rick Perry might be re-elected.
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Unread 06-10-2010, 12:41 AM
 
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I don't care WHAT the purpose is. Radio frequency is radio frequency and if you know anything about it, you know that radio frequencies cause cancer in a small amount of people. That's a fact. Outside of that, if you REALLY look into RFID technology, I mean ACTUALLY LOOK AND RESEARCH, you'll see a much bigger picture than convenience at the border. Can anyone say surveillance infrastructure? Don't take my word for it, take responsibility and research it for yourself. Just youtube RFID and have fun.
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Unread 06-10-2010, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Metromess
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I don't see anything especially terrible about the new driver's license. Anyway, I have more pressing concerns.

(We all know that everything on YouTube is absolute truth.)
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Unread 06-10-2010, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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I don't see anything especially terrible about the new driver's license. Anyway, I have more pressing concerns.

(We all know that everything on YouTube is absolute truth.)
That's my thinking. If this is your biggest concern, well How about that we lost a lot of liberty today because the Senate decided to vote to allow the EPA bureaucracy to have more control over carbon emissions and energy than ever before. This is absolute lawlessness and abuse by our politicians against the Constitution. Every single American will be affected by this - and the Senate voted on this secretly with no public opinion. The radical and socialist transformation of American society is occurring so rapidly that it's going to be hard to turn it back. Every day Congress meets we lose more of our liberty and our freedoms. Now that puts into perspective this frufru TXDL. Of course, if you live in Austin, you're probably all right with that. I guess you just have to pick your battles.
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Unread 06-22-2010, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Texas
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That's because everything is better in Austin. We're like a mini San Francisco.
Yep. Just as pretentious, too.
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Unread 06-22-2010, 08:54 PM
 
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Much to do about nothing IMO.
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