| Political Talk|| Obama locks out the press — again - smoke4life on 7/23/14 at 8:51 pm|
[quote]“We think these fundraisers ought to be open to at least some scrutiny, because the president’s participation in them is fundamentally public in nature,” said Christi Parsons, the new president of the White House Correspondents Association. “Denying access to him in that setting undermines th...
| Money Talk|| Houston Area O&G CPA - smoke4life on 5/13/14 at 8:51 am|
Anyone have any recommendations for an oil & gas CPA for a very small O&G company?
Do not have enough volume to keep someone on staff, but need someone to oversee my:
Tax Preparations/deductions, bookkeeping and managing distributions to investors for waterfall pay structure on O&G wells, an...
| Political Talk|| Obama tells Democrats: Defend my law - smoke4life on 4/17/14 at 6:56 pm|
[quote]President Barack Obama has laid out the blueprint he thinks his party should follow on Obamacare as the midterms approach: “forcefully defend and be proud” of the law — and then move on, hitting Republicans for Washington dysfunction and inaction on the economy.
The question now is whethe...
| Political Talk|| Police helmet camera captures fatal shooting. Albuquerque, NM - smoke4life on 3/22/14 at 9:32 am|
Albuquerque police chief says shooting was justified. Man was mentally ill and had previous encounters with police.
APD now accounts for 22 shooting deaths since 2010.
| O-T Lounge|| Realtors of the OT - smoke4life on 3/21/14 at 6:41 pm|
Are an ice maker and mini-fridge built into a bar automatically transferable in a home sale? Or do these needed to be included (or excluded) in the exclusions portion of the contract.
More info: bar in question with appliances is in a separate room outside of kitchen. Property is in State of ...
| Political Talk|| Ted Cruz, Eric Holder mix it up at hearing - smoke4life on 1/29/14 at 2:17 pm|
[quote]Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday pushed Attorney General Eric Holder for answers about the investigation into the IRS, with the Texas Republican saying he finds what has transpired ...
| Outdoor Board|| Any experience with Pudelpointer breed? - smoke4life on 1/27/14 at 5:37 pm|
I have been looking for an all purpose hunting companion. Majority of my hunting is birds, specifically quail in S Texas. I would like a dog who can point and retrieve (I know, asking alot).
Several family members have Labradoodle's and I really enjoy their demeanor, hunting skills, lack of s...
| Money Talk|| Natural gas soars as cold grips nation - smoke4life on 1/26/14 at 4:13 pm|
[quote]The price in the futures market soared to $5.18 per 1,000 cubic feet Friday, up 10% to the highest level in three and a half years. The price of natural gas i...
| Money Talk|| Insider Info Needed... Tahoe/Yukon 2015 Release Date - smoke4life on 1/14/14 at 7:16 pm|
Any one out there have any info on the release date of the 2015 GMC Yukon or Chevy Tahoe? The website gives a general timeline for "Early 2014". I want to get one for wife, but timing might be an issue if we have to wait too long.
| O-T Lounge|| Insurance Claims Question - Dallas Ice Storm - smoke4life on 12/8/13 at 4:22 pm|
Just got back to my house in Dallas and found the winter ice storm damaged my roof. I have water leaking vertically down the sidewall of my master bedroom all the way to the living room underneath. Also I have another leak moving horizontally across a beam in another room. Both leaks have cracked...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| Tough Decisions @ RB + QB w/ Playoff Implications - smoke4life on 12/1/13 at 10:07 am|
I get a W today and I'm looking good for the playoff's. Fortunately I had Murray starting at RB1 and my opponent's team is off to a terrible start. So I'm looking more for safer play rather than who will go off.
.5 PPR League
QB (Choose 1)
Matt Ryan @ Buf
C. Palmer @ Phi
RB's (Choose 1)
| Political Talk|| Unions sitting out ACA enrollment - smoke4life on 10/29/13 at 9:30 am|
[quote]President Barack Obama’s loyal allies in the labor movement aren’t jumping to help the administration in the public battle over the problematic Obamacare website. Put off by new reinsurance fees on group health care plans that affect union members, Big Labor is largely sitting out the effort...
| Political Talk|| Politico - Red state Democrats propose changes to Obamacare - smoke4life on 10/24/13 at 12:30 am|
[quote]Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is taking the strongest tack among Senate Democrats, writing legislation with Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) to delay for a year the individual mandate’s enforcement mechanism[/quote]
[quote]Sens. Mark Pryor of Arkansas, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Kay Hagan of Nort...
| Political Talk|| Rand Paul pushes constitutional amendment - smoke4life on 10/21/13 at 5:02 pm|
[quote]The Kentucky freshman Republican has introduced a constitutional amendment that would preclude senators and congressmen from passing laws that don’t apply equally to U.S. citizens and Congress, the executive branch and the Supreme Court. The amendment is aimed squarely at Obamacare provisions...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| Foster Taken to Locker Room * Update Out for Game* - smoke4life on 10/20/13 at 3:43 pm|
Was limping on the way to the locker room.
On the sidelines in the street clothes......
| Fantasy Sports Board|| RB2: Joseph Randle or Fred Jackson - smoke4life on 10/20/13 at 9:11 am|
Randle @ PHI
Jackson @ MIA
| Fantasy Sports Board|| Set my line-up... Tough Decesions @ QB, RB2, WR3 - smoke4life on 10/16/13 at 10:15 pm|
10 man. PPR (0.5) with 6 pts per TD (rush,pass,reception)
[b]QB: Start 1[/b]
Cutler @ Wash
M. Ryan @ TB
[b]RB's: Start 2 [/b]
Foster @ KC
B. Jacobs @ Min or F. Jackson @ Mia or J Randle @ Phi
[b]WR's: Start 3[/b]
Brandon Marshal @ Wash
Wes Welker @ Ind
S. Smith @ Stl or J. Edel...
| Political Talk|| Legislative vs. Executive Branch in Declaring War - smoke4life on 9/10/13 at 10:01 pm|
Obama and Paul both specifically addressed the legality of sending the US to war. Needless to say their interpretations of authority were conflicting.
Any Constitutional lawyers out there want to take a stab at this?
Ill hang up and listen.
| Political Talk|| CNN Interactive: How they will vote on Syria... Senate and House - smoke4life on 9/4/13 at 1:00 pm|
U.S. House: How they'll vote on Syria strike:
U.S. Senate: How they'll vote on Syria strike:
| Political Talk|| Ted Cruz: U.S. not 'Al Qaeda’s air force’ - smoke4life on 9/4/13 at 7:22 am|
[quote]The Texas Republican said Tuesday on TheBlaze that while he’s glad the president listened to calls from him and others to bring the issue to Congress, America shouldn’t get involved and risk helping terrorists in the rebel forces.[/quote]
[quote]“We certainly don’t have a dog in the fight,” ...
| Political Talk|| Paul, Cruz, Lee plan anti-Obamacare rally - smoke4life on 8/26/13 at 5:42 pm|
[quote]Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Mike Lee of Utah, who have been leading calls in the Senate to defund the law in any spending bills, will headline the Sept. 10 Exempt America from Obamacare event, organized by Tea Party Patriots and ForAmerica, along with other c...
| Political Talk|| Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Mike Lee in rare form - smoke4life on 7/31/13 at 10:04 pm|
[quote]Paul, Cruz and Lee — three of the senate’s most vocal champions of a libertarian-leaning approach — appeared onstage together Wednesday night at a conference sponsored by Young Americans for Liberty, a Ron Paul-linked organization. There, to resounding cheers and catcalls, they made no secret...
| Political Talk|| 2nd appeals court backs Obama border gun rule - smoke4life on 7/12/13 at 9:52 am|
If you live in Texas, Cali, Arizona, or New Mexico and purchase:
[quote]“at one time or during any five consecutive business days,[they] sell or otherwise dispose of two or more semi-automatic rifles capable of accepting a detachable magazine and with a caliber greater than .22(including .223/5.5...
| Political Talk|| Facebook’s Zuckerberg: ‘We hadn’t even heard of PRISM before yesterday’ - smoke4life on 6/7/13 at 10:30 pm|
[quote]Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg responded to the “outrageous press reports about PRISM” today, saying the social media giant “is not and has never been part of any program to give the U.S. or any other government direct access to our servers.”
“We have never received a blanket request or co...
| More Sports Board|| Entire Houston Texans team attends memorial service for fallen firefighters - smoke4life on 6/5/13 at 11:10 pm|
[quote]Head coach Gary Kubiak switched the team's start of practice from 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. so that everyone could attend the memorial service held for four Houston firefighters -- Captain Matthew Renaud, Engineer-Operator Robert Bebee and firefighters Robert Garner and Anne Sullivan -- who los...
| Political Talk|| James Carville on Ted Cruz - smoke4life on 5/5/13 at 6:50 pm|
[quote]I think [Ted Cruz] is the most talented and fearless Republican politician I've seen in the last 30 years. I further think that he's going to run for president, and he is going to create something.[/quote]
| Fantasy Sports Board|| WR Start - Choose 3 out of: Colston, Welker, James Jones, and Danny Amendola - smoke4life on 11/16/12 at 11:31 am|
Colston @ Oak
Welker vs Ind
Amendola vs NYJ
Jones @ Det
PPR League. My opponent has A. Rogers starting at QB so i was thinking about starting Jones as a handcuff.
| Fantasy Sports Board|| PPR RB help choose two: Ballard, Green-Ellis, Felix Jones - smoke4life on 11/8/12 at 6:23 pm|
I cant choose which two to roll with.
I have DMC and Demarco Murray but both are out with injury.
Ballard vs Jac
Green-Ellis vs NYG
Jones vs Phi...
| Money Talk|| Ottawa Further Extends Review Period of CNOOC-Nexen Deal - smoke4life on 11/5/12 at 8:34 am|
Keeps getting extended. Decision now set for Dec 10th.
[quote]There are industry watchers who are of the view that the Canadian government's decision to block the takeover ...
| Political Talk|| Auto Industry Question - Pre-Government Assistance - smoke4life on 10/31/12 at 2:35 pm|
We have heard a lot from executives/politicians regarding the handling of the US Automotive industry post bailout.
My question is: What caused a once profitable, dominant US industry to fail? Was it global/marco factors or was it self-inflicted?
I guess im asking what direction/model (or ...