| Political Talk|| CATS Chief Gets Raise - Poodlebrain on 4/22/15 at 8:07 am|
CATS gets a requested tax increase. Almost immediately after the election CATS admits it can't deliver on much that it promised during the election campaign. Once the tax revenue starts flowing CATS increases its director's compensation by 19%. Why are the voters of Baton Rouge such suckers who f...View Topic - Replies (6)
| More Sports|| NBA Game With Incentive To Lose - Poodlebrain on 4/15/15 at 4:59 pm|
The loser of tonight's game between the 76'ers and Heat will get a lottery pick in the upcoming draft. This could be an all time ugly game as players and coaches try not to win. ...
Posted on More SportsView Topic - Replies (4)
| More Sports|| Importance Of Free Throw Attempts In Final Four - Poodlebrain on 4/6/15 at 10:54 am|
Kentucky ranks 18th with 24.2 free throw attempts per game. It shot 10 free throws in its semifinal game. Duke ranks 61st with 22.4 free throw attempts per game. It shot 37 free throws in its semifinal game. Wisconsin ranks 210th with 19.4 free throw attempts per game. It shot 22 free throw...
Posted on More SportsView Topic - Replies (4)
| Political Talk|| Louisiana Term Limits - Poodlebrain on 4/5/15 at 11:58 am|
On impact of term limits is that every legislator is trying to curry as much favor as possible in a limited amount of time. That is why there are over 1,000 proposed pieces of legislation for the coming session. Good thing only a small fraction of them will even merit serious consideration. The...View Topic - Replies (2)
| Help Board|| Up Votes and Down Votes, What's the Point? - Poodlebrain on 3/26/15 at 4:22 pm|
Is there some sort of tally kept for each poster? Can you tell which posters are respected, or which posters are not based on the votes? Could one of the esteemed administrators let us know why this information is being collected, and how it is being used? Thanks....
Posted on Help BoardView Topic - Replies (9)
| Political Talk|| When Did It Become Okay To Call Someone Queer? - Poodlebrain on 3/15/15 at 9:51 am|
[link=(http://www.laqueerconference.org/)]Louisiana Queer Conference[/link] Is queer different than lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender? What exactly is the definition of queer? I try to be a non-offensive person, so please tell me how to use the term with the proper sensitivity....View Topic - Replies (18)
| Food and Drink|| Poaching Salmon Suggestions/Recommendations - Poodlebrain on 3/5/15 at 1:34 pm|
I am going to be poaching salmon tonight. It is the first time cooking salmon by this method. I plan on poaching in a water and white wine mix with some dill, parsley and scallions infused in the liquid. I'm thinking of pairing this with some sautéed zucchini and squash. I'm asking the wise fo...
Posted on Food and DrinkView Topic - Replies (3)
| Political Talk|| Our Ever Growing Government... - Poodlebrain on 2/24/15 at 8:37 am|
[link=(http://theadvocate.com/news/11575154-123/new-federal-program-offers-free)]LINK[/link][quote]Mann said the federal government is allowing some school districts to dig through Medicaid databases to find more eligible children. The more ways schools can directly certify children, the more school...View Topic - Replies (1)
| Political Talk|| Scott Angelle for Governor Adverts on TD - Poodlebrain on 2/11/15 at 8:15 am|
How many voters does Angelle think he will attract with the ads on this site? I hope Chicken is laughing all the way to the bank....View Topic - Replies (1)
| Tiger Rant|| 2015 National Title Contenders - Poodlebrain on 2/9/15 at 3:32 pm|
[quote]LSU – Top 5 recruiter of the last four years, lost their DC to Texas A&M and have a brutal schedule. It might be the toughest in college football and that is a bad thing for trying to win a national title. LSU is close to their best four year run of recruiting, since the period prior to the...
Posted on Tiger RantView Topic - Replies (6)
| Coaching Changes|| Gotta Love Wikipedia... - Poodlebrain on 12/2/14 at 4:06 pm|
I didn't realize Nebraska has already hired Lane Kiffen to replace Bo Pellini. But since Wikipedia says so, it must be true. [link=(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nebraska_Cornhuskers_football)]LINK[/link]...
Posted on Coaching ChangesView Topic - Replies (3)
| Money Talk|| Just A Little Bitcoin News - Poodlebrain on 11/7/14 at 4:08 pm|
[link=(http://gizmodo.com/a-huge-fire-took-out-a-bitcoin-mining-operation-1655981855)]A Fire Took Out a Huge Bitcoin Mining Operation[/link] Some of the comments are amusing....
Posted on Money TalkView Topic - Replies (0)
| Political Talk|| Are Baton Rouge Firefighters Underpaid? - Poodlebrain on 11/1/14 at 7:28 am|
[quote]The study shows a firefighter in his 20th year of service in Baton Rouge could earn about $53,000 in total compensation, which combines base pay, longevity pay and other allowances. On the other hand, the average total compensation for 20-year firefighters in the peer cities included in the s...View Topic - Replies (8)
| Political Talk|| Ceasefire in Gaza Broken - Poodlebrain on 8/19/14 at 11:40 am|
Who would have guessed that rockets would be fired into Israel from Gaza? [link=(http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/19/israel-launches-air-strikes-gaza-ceasefire)]LINK[/link] [link=(http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/08/19/israel-palestinians-try-to-hammer-out-gaza-deal-as-cease-fire-extende...View Topic - Replies (6)
| Political Talk|| Germans Spying on American Officials - Poodlebrain on 8/17/14 at 9:28 am|
[link=(http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/german-secret-agents-listened-in-on-hillary-clinton-and-john-kerrys-calls-20140817-1050ho.html)]LINK[/link][quote]The German Foreign Intelligence Agency has admitted tapping "at least one" phone call each by US Secretary of State John Kerry and...View Topic - Replies (4)
| Political Talk|| Casualty Counts in Gaza - Poodlebrain on 8/9/14 at 9:06 am|
trackfan, you asked the question:[quote]The 70-80% figure is the number the U.N. has been going with. Do you have a source that breaks down the casualties?[/quote]According to a recent article by a non-Zionist source:[quote]Al-Kidra uses a very broad definition of civilians, saying the term applies...View Topic - Replies (3)
| Political Talk|| Better Together? Maybe Not - Poodlebrain on 5/14/14 at 8:02 am|
[quote]The East Baton Rouge Parish school system is projecting it will spend nearly $29 million more than it takes in during the 2014-15 fiscal year unless it makes cuts. To help make up the difference, Superintendent Bernard Taylor has directed principals of the 80-plus schools to cut 4 percent ...View Topic - Replies (4)
| Political Talk|| Taylor proposes restructuring EBR school system - Poodlebrain on 4/1/14 at 8:14 am|
[link=(http://theadvocate.com/home/8778289-125/story.html)]LINK[/link] So the 80 Principals in the EBRPSS will now be expected to perform a budgeting/prioritizing function that they have zero training or experience doing. Even if 80% of the Principals do a satisfactory job of allocating their allot...View Topic - Replies (4)
| Political Talk|| Television News and Gates' Book... - Poodlebrain on 1/8/14 at 7:13 pm|
I saw news broadcasts this evening on three different networks, and all of them had a story on former Secretary of Defense William Gates' book. Each of the newscasts made mention of Gates' criticism of Joe Biden. None of them mentioned Gates' criticism of Hillary Clinton. What were the odds of th...View Topic - Replies (2)
| Political Talk|| French Conclude Arafat Was Not Poisoned - Poodlebrain on 12/3/13 at 5:33 pm|
Trackfan will be along shortly to explain why the French experts are wrong....View Topic - Replies (2)