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NY Times article on the revitalization of downtown Tulsa.

The article says twenty bars and restaurants have opened in the Brady District (an old industrial area just north of downtown Tulsa, but inside the IDL, aka Inner Dispersal Loop) in the last decade and yet I only frequent the one that opened in 1994. Thanks for being a downtown pioneer, Jeff Castleberry.
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Old 12-03-2014, 10:07 PM
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Today, in OKC:

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Old 12-04-2014, 09:52 PM
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Cops out of control: Oklahoma City police arrested Batman and Captain America, alleging they robbed three convenience stores. Bruce Wayne doesn't need to rob stores, and Captain Nice just wouldn't. Checkmate, cops.
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Old 12-07-2014, 12:54 PM
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Former Tulsa police officer who was forced to resign after a 2010 incident in which he threatened a bouncer after getting tossed from a restaurant for being drunk committed suicide by handgun on the Rogers State University campus after taking shots at his estranged girlfriend. Just the previous night he had been arrested for entering her apartment, standing over her bed while she was sleeping, tapping her head to wake her. She awoke, called 911. He threatened then to commit suicide if she didn't cancel the call. She didn't, he followed through less than 24 hours later.

A bad ex-cop with a gun stopped a bad guy with a gun?
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Old 12-07-2014, 07:32 PM
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The Oklahoma Energy Resources Board announced that they have reached a milestone, the completed cleanup of 14,000 abandoned oil and gas well sites in the state since the industry-funded cleanup began in 1993.

I doubt they're done yet, I know for a fact that there's still a bunch of equipment and pipes, etc. all over the Turkey Mountain Urban Wilderness Area west of the Arkansas River.
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Old 12-11-2014, 09:58 PM
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According to carinsurancecomparison,com, a study ranked Oklahoma drivers 9th worst drivers in the USA. At least we're better than these states: Montana and South Carolina came in at #1 with a score of 60 each, followed by Texas, North Dakota, Delaware, Louisiana, Nevada and Hawaii. The scores were based on information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Eat our dust, California, New York, and all you other good-driving states.
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Old 12-14-2014, 12:33 AM
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Old 12-15-2014, 05:54 AM
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In 1950...

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Old 12-15-2014, 06:01 AM
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Oklahoma City in early 1889:



Oklahoma City, later in 1889, after the Land Run:

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Old 12-19-2014, 10:28 AM
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Default Re: Only in Oklahoma...

A pair of teens wanted in connection with the homicide of an elderly woman in Paris, Texas were arrested at Motel 6, about 3 miles from my house.
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Oklahoma ranks 9th in states that are a moving house destination.


Stop encouraging them (conservatives running Oklahoma).

Oregon, where I'd rather be, is #1.
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... a moving house destination.
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It is Oklahoma, after all.

How is a tornado like divorce in Oklahoma? Either way, someone is losing a trailer house.


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Oklahoma lawmaker wants to ban wearing hoodies in public, punishable by a $500 fine. Wearing a hood during the commission of a crime is already illegal, has been since 1923-24.

Damn Unibomber ruined everything. What next, outlawing sunglasses?

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Billionaire Oklahoma oilman Harold Hamm: When I agreed to give my ex-wife of 26 years a billion dollars last year, calling it "equitable and fair", a billion dollars wasn't much money. Now that I only have ten billion dollars because of falling oil prices, a billion dollars is too fucking high.

The former Mrs. Hamm: A billion isn't nearly as much as I should get. I'm thinking five billion.
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Oddly specific: the check she refuses to cash:

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Oklahoma, one of the five worst states to get caught with marijuana. The rest are Texas, Florida, Louisiana, and Arizona. What is wrong with you, Southern Tier of States?
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Tejas is the only state where I smoked some :stoner:

I got away with it :w00t:

(I also got away with it in France, Spain and Egypt)
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Tulsa Oklahoma is 47th on a NY Times list entitled "52 Places to Go", a list that includes places like Sri Lanka and Adelaide, Lower Manhattan and Bend, Oregon (#30). Why? Art Deco and a downtown revival, plus museums.
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The place pictured in the Steamboat Springs entry has a reputation for not warning people that they are clothing optional after dusk. A lot of tourists get surprised by that.
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Several handwritten signed copies of the U.S. Constitution were delivered to leaders of other nations, but only one exists today. Its home is the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, it was purchased by Thomas Gilcrease from a NYC bookseller in 1950. It is signed by John Hancock, the President of the Continental Congress, and by the penman Jacob Shallus. Additional signers were Benjamin Franklin and Silas Deane, the diplomats who carried this copy to France and eventually to Frederick the Great of Prussia. The copy will be on display during this year's Independence Day celebrations.

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Tulsa man arrested for beating his mother was already dressed for jail, was wearing county jail clothes as pajamas.
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Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics dismantled a drug ring in the Clayton, Oklahoma area. They arrested 43 people, representing about 5% of the population of Clayton.


From the look of the people in this courtroom shot, I'd say the drug in question was meth.

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Edmond, Oklahoma high school student Dan Williams saved up money he earned and bought Valentine's Day cards and gifts for all 1,076 girls in his school, so none would feel left out.
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