| Political Talk|| Regarding Lois Lerner's proclamation of innocence and the Fifth Amendment - Decatur on 3/5/14 at 11:02 am|
The law appears to be on her side.
[link=(http://www.leagle.com/decision/1956809142FSupp667_1692.xml/UNITED%20STATES%20v.%20HOAG)]US v. Hoag[/link]
[quote]The defendant stands indicted in an eight-count indictment for violations of 2 U.S.C.A. § 192, which makes it an offense, under certain cir...
| Movie/TV Board|| Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah' - Decatur on 2/14/14 at 12:57 pm|
[quote]For a brief moment there, it looked like "Noah" was headed into some choppy waters. Reports surfaced last fall that Paramount and director Darren Aronofsky were clashing over the cut of the movie, with th...
| Political Talk|| Serial Plagiarist Rand Paul and Ken Cuccinelli accused of stealing NSA lawsuit - Decatur on 2/12/14 at 7:17 pm|
[quote]Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has been caught using purloined passages in several of his speeches. Now the aspiring presidential candidate stands accused of filing a lawsuit stolen from its author.
Since December, the libertarian lawmaker, a tea party favorite, had been working with former Reagan...
| Political Talk|| Darwin Award Watch: Suicide bomb instructor gives demonstration to class - Decatur on 2/10/14 at 4:51 pm|
...blows up class
[quote]BAGHDAD — A group of Sunni militants attending a suicide bombing training class at a camp north of Baghdad were killed on Monday when their commander unwittingly conducted a demonstration with a belt that was packed with explosives, army and police officials said.
| Olympics Board|| And here we go - Attempted hijacking of plane over Turkey - Decatur on 2/7/14 at 11:22 am|
[quote]The Associated Press @AP
BREAKING: Turkish official: passenger with bomb claim tried to divert plane to Sochi as Olympics begin.[/quote]...
| Political Talk|| Bluegrass Poll: Alison Lundergan Grimes leading Mitch McConnell - Decatur on 2/6/14 at 5:52 pm|
[quote]Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes holds a slim 4-point advantage over U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in a new Herald-Leader/WKYT Bluegrass Poll, with many voters saying they disapprove of McConnell but don't yet know Grimes nine months from Election Day.
While Grimes leads the ...
| Olympics Board|| Russian female Olympians seek to dispel stereotype of "manly figures" NSFW - Decatur on 2/6/14 at 12:59 pm|
Svetlana Kolmykova - hockey
Alexander Saitova - curling
Ekaterina Galkina - curling
| Political Talk|| SSCI Benghazi report details how "demonstration" incl. in CIA talking points - Decatur on 1/15/14 at 2:04 pm|
[quote]In the immediate aftermath of the attacks, the IC received numerous reports, both classified and unclassified, which provided contradictory accounts that there were demonstrations at the Temporary Mission Facility. In some cases, these intelligence reports-which were disseminated widely in th...
| Political Talk|| Mapping Terror Networks: Why Metadata Matters - Decatur on 1/3/14 at 11:09 am|
[quote]We met every afternoon in the CIA director's conference room at 5. At the FBI director's conference room, we met every morning shortly after 7.
At both agencies, the questions were similar: How best can we clarify the blurry picture of an emerging terror conspiracy overseas or in the Unite...
| Political Talk|| Latest Snowden leak targets US/Norwegian intelligence cooperation against Russia - Decatur on 12/17/13 at 3:02 pm|
[quote]A Top Secret document shows the extensive cooperation between the Norwegian Intelligence Service (NIS) and the US National Security Agency (NSA). It confirms and specifies that Norway is conducting surveillance on Russia and that the NIS is sharing intelligence information with the NSA.
| Movie/TV Board|| FX greenlights new series “Tyrant” from Homeland creator Gideon Raff - Decatur on 12/11/13 at 8:55 pm|
[quote]FX has given a series order to drama “Tyrant,” from “Homeland” creator Gideon Raff.
Series from Fox 21 and FX Prods. revolves around the son of a Middle Eastern dictator who returns to his home country with his American family after 20 years in the U.S. Once there, he’s drawn into politica...
| Political Talk|| Ukraine protests: Yes to EU, No to Russia - Decatur on 12/8/13 at 10:54 am|
[quote]Hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets in the Ukrainian capital Kiev seeking the resignation of the government for refusing a deal on closer ties with the European Union.
Protesters, who oppose closer connections with Russia, toppled a statue of Vladimir Lenin.
| Political Talk|| Speaker Boehner enrolls in Obamacare - Decatur on 11/21/13 at 4:53 pm|
[quote]Kept at it, and called the DC Health Link help line. They called back a few hours later, and after re-starting the process on the website two more times, I just heard from DC Health Link that I have been successfully enrolled. [/quote]
| Soccer Board|| When you look at Qatar's proposed new World Cup stadium, what do you see? - Decatur on 11/18/13 at 4:05 pm|
| Political Talk|| Toronto Mayor Rob Ford -The Gift That Keeps On Giving - Decatur on 11/7/13 at 12:19 pm|
[quote]A new video has surfaced showing Mayor Rob Ford acting wildly and belligerent and using threatening words including "kill" and "murder" with reference to an unidentified person.
The video was this week being shopped around by someone looking to make thousands of dollars. The Toronto Sun di...
| Political Talk|| Report: Yasser Arafat was poisoned with Polonium-210 - Decatur on 11/6/13 at 10:38 am|
[quote]Paris, France - Swiss scientists who conducted tests on samples taken from Yasser Arafat’s body have found at least 18 times the normal levels of radioactive polonium in his remains. The scientists said that they were confident up to an 83 percent level that the late Palestinian leader was po...
| Political Talk|| Rand Paul might have a plagiarism problem - Decatur on 11/4/13 at 11:26 pm|
[quote]An entire section of Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s 2013 book Government Bullies was copied wholesale from a 2003 case study by the Heritage Foundation, BuzzFeed has learned. The copied section, 1,318 words, is by far the most significant instance reported so far of Paul borrowing language from ot...
| Political Talk|| How Edward Snowden Escalated Cyber War - Decatur on 11/1/13 at 12:14 pm|
[quote]In January, The New York Times reported that Chinese hackers had infiltrated its computers after Beijing threatened "consequences" if the newspaper published an unflattering article about the country's prime minister. In February, Mandiant, a security firm, disclosed that hackers from the Chi...
| Political Talk|| Britain under attack from 20 foreign spy agencies including France and Germany - Decatur on 10/28/13 at 12:14 pm|
[quote]Russia and China have been identified as having the most active spy networks operating in the UK but it is understood that some European countries are also involved in espionage attacks against Britain.
Details of the spy plots were revealed in a government security document obtained by Th...
| Music Board|| Flaming Lips break up; Edit - Wayne Coyne trolls Twitter - Decatur on 10/24/13 at 5:09 pm|
According to their Twitter account
Edit - just a cruel joke
| Political Talk|| Paul Pillar: Don't Surrender to Leakers - Decatur on 10/24/13 at 2:29 pm|
[quote]The damage from the leaks, to U.S. foreign policy and U.S. national interests, mounts with each dribble, and the amount and variety of the damage are sweeping. The most recent inflictions of damage concern relations between the United States and important foreign partners ranging from Brazil ...
| Political Talk|| Larry Sabato: Audio analysis debunks theory of 4th shot at JFK - Decatur on 10/17/13 at 11:35 am|
[quote]One vital piece of evidence, the police Dictabelt recording that was thought to have preserved the sounds of the shots in Dealey Plaza, was my choice for advanced analysis. For a long time, the evidence appeared to suggest that, by accident (via a stuck microphone on a policeman’s motorcycle ...
| Political Talk|| Reports of gunfire at Capitol - Decatur on 10/3/13 at 1:26 pm|
Capitol now on lockdown
| Political Talk|| Silk Road goes down - Decatur on 10/2/13 at 1:10 pm|
[quote]Federal authorities have charged a man with running Silk Road, a popular online black market for drugs.
The authorities identified the man as Ross Ulbricht, who was arrested by F.B.I. agents Tuesday afternoon at a library in San Francisco. Court papers filed in the case in Manhattan accuse...
| Movie/TV Board|| Mia Farrow suggests that son Ronan Farrow might be Frank Sinatra’s - Decatur on 10/2/13 at 9:49 am|
– Mia Farrow when asked if Ronan [b](officially, her one biological child with Woody Allen[/b]) was actually fathered by Frank Sinatra, the short-term first husband she tells Vanity Fair was the love of her life: “We never really split up.” Hmmm. Are you seeing it? We’re not re...
| Political Talk|| House Republicans should allow vote on a clean continuing resolution - Decatur on 9/30/13 at 11:45 am|
[quote]WASHINGTON -- While most House Republicans walked out of a meeting Saturday boasting that a new measure linking an Obamacare delay to funding the government would force the Senate's hand, at least one member acknowledged that the House may have to vote on a "clean" continuing resolution to av...
| Political Talk|| PPP: Cruz emerges as GOP leader - Decatur on 9/27/13 at 11:12 am|
[quote]PPP's newest national poll finds Ted Cruz is now the top choice of Republican primary voters to be their candidate for President in 2016. He leads the way with 20% to 17% for Rand Paul, 14% for Chris Christie, 11% for Jeb Bush, 10% each for Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan, 4% for Bobby Jindal, and ...
| Political Talk|| House GOP pissed at Ted Cruz, call him "leader of a secret cabal of leftists" - Decatur on 9/19/13 at 12:20 pm|
[quote]WASHINGTON -- In one moment, with one statement, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) managed Wednesday to accomplish what House GOP leaders, Republican senators and the Wall Street Journal editorial page had failed to do for months: Persuade rank-and-file House Republicans that shutting down the governme...
| Political Talk|| UN report will finger Assad for massive chemical attack - Decatur on 9/12/13 at 12:04 pm|
[quote]U.N. inspectors have collected a "wealth" of evidence on the use of nerve agents that points to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad using chemical weapons against his own people, according to a senior Western official.
The inspection team, which is expected on Monday to present U.N. Secretary...
| Political Talk|| HRW: Syria Government Likely Culprit in Chemical Attack - Decatur on 9/10/13 at 1:27 pm|
[quote](New York) – Available evidence strongly suggests that Syrian government forces were responsible for chemical weapons attacks on two Damascus suburbs on August 21, 2013. These attacks, which killed hundreds of civilians including many children, appeared to use a weapons-grade nerve agent, mos...