| Political Talk|| Who helped Edward Snowden in Hong Kong? - Decatur on 7/3/14 at 11:08 pm|
[quote]One day after stealing secrets from the National Security Agency's Threat Operations Center in Hawaii, Mr. Snowden flew to Hong Kong. At some point following his arrival on May 20 last year, he approached Russian officials, who in turn contacted President Vladimir Putin. We know this because ...
| Political Talk|| The Islamic State - estab. June 29, 2014 - Decatur on 6/29/14 at 1:24 pm|
There is no more ISIS and no more ISIL. Only the Islamic State.
Abu Baker al-Baghdadi is now Caliph Ibrahim.
| Music Board|| R.I.P. Horace Silver - Decatur on 6/19/14 at 7:10 pm|
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFjmWI-d6d4)]Song For My Father[/link]
The greats are leaving us :wah:...
| Political Talk|| Prosecutors say Scott Walker at center of `criminal scheme' - Decatur on 6/19/14 at 1:08 pm|
[quote]Madison — Prosecutors allege that Gov. Scott Walker was at the center of an effort to illegally coordinate fundraising among conservative groups to help his campaign and those of Republican senators fend off recall elections during 2011 and '12, according to documents unsealed Thursday.
| Music Board|| Amp tube recommendations - Decatur on 6/18/14 at 10:07 pm|
I need to replace all of the tubes in my amp (Fender Twin II). It's probably been about 15 years since I last replaced them and my knowledge of the current tube market is quite deficient. I don't really want to spill for GTs and would like to find some good bang-for-the-buck options (I have 11 tub...
| Political Talk|| Eric Cantor loses GOP primary - Decatur on 6/10/14 at 6:37 pm|
| Political Talk|| Edward J. Snowden email inquiry to the NSA Office of General Counsel - Decatur on 5/29/14 at 1:46 pm|
[quote]NSA has now explained that they have found one email inquiry by Edwar...
| Political Talk|| Darrell Issa: Select Committee? We don't need no stinking Select Committee. - Decatur on 5/25/14 at 9:35 am|
[quote]House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) on Friday accepted Secretary of State John Kerry’s offer to testify on Benghazi, with a hearing set for (June) 12.
“As the State Department has moved away from pushing the committee to accept an alternative witness, Chairman Issa a...
| Political Talk|| Rubio: "You don't run for president with some eject button in the cockpit" - Decatur on 5/11/14 at 10:07 pm|
[quote] (voice-over): We caught up with Marco Rubio in Manchester, New Hampshire, his first foray to the first in the nation primary state since the last presidential election.
It's likely to be the first of many. Rubio is doing everything he needs to do to prepare for a presidential run, campa...
| Political Talk|| Regarding Benghazi: The CIA Believed A Media Mistake - Decatur on 5/10/14 at 3:55 pm|
[quote][i]Analysts relied on news reports of protests, fueling the scandal and revealing the agency's struggle to accurately collect and assess public information, according to a Senate Intelligence Committee on report on Benghazi[/i]
Updated 10:06 a.m. E.T. on May 9
Here’s an unsolicited tip ...
| Political Talk|| Quinnipiac: Jeb Bush Is Top Dog In Florida 2016 GOP Pack - Decatur on 5/1/14 at 3:45 pm|
[quote]Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is way out in front over U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and other possible Republican candidates for the 2016 presidential nomination in his home state, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.
But despite President Barack Obama's underwater job approva...
| Political Talk|| Jeb: ‘I’m thinking about running for president’ - Decatur on 4/24/14 at 10:39 pm|
[quote]Jeb Bush said Wednesday he's "thinking about running for president," in his most direct statement yet about a possible 2016 run.
The former Florida governor spoke at a Catholic school benefit in New York Wednesday morning. He previously has said he'll make a decision on whether to run for...
| Help Board|| Request for Ukrainian flag as Favorite team option - Decatur on 4/15/14 at 10:37 am|
| Political Talk|| If Rand Paul receives Republican nod and loses to HRC in 2016 - Decatur on 3/26/14 at 10:23 am|
That pretty much ends his quest for higher office, right?
Do any of his supporters think he should wait? He's a relatively young guy....
| Political Talk|| In Crimea, Russia May Have Gotten a Jump on West by Evading U.S. Eavesdropping - Decatur on 3/23/14 at 10:07 pm|
[quote]U.S. military satellites spied Russian troops amassing within striking distance of Crimea last month. But intelligence analysts were surprised because they hadn't intercepted any telltale communications where Russian leaders, military commanders or soldiers discussed plans to invade.
| Political Talk|| Sen. Landrieu: "Being sanctioned by President Putin is a badge of honor" - Decatur on 3/20/14 at 1:06 pm|
[quote] Senator Landrieu @SenLandrieu · 21m ago Being sanctioned by President Putin is a badge of honor. #SanctionedByPutin[/quote]
[quote]#SanctionedByPutin will not stop me as @SenateEnergy chair to promote #USA as energy superpower & help (increase) energy exports to (decrease) Russian powe...
| Movie/TV Board|| Top Of The Lake - Decatur on 3/18/14 at 10:33 am|
[quote]Twelve years old and five months pregnant, Tui Mitcham suddenly disappears from her remote mountain town. Detective Robin Griffin returns home to investigate, but eve...
| Political Talk|| Nate Silver relaunches FiveThirtyEight - Decatur on 3/17/14 at 1:18 pm|
[quote]FiveThirtyEight is a data journalism organization. Let me explain what we mean by that, and why we think the intersection of data and journalism is so important.
If you’re a casual reader of FiveThirtyEight, you may associat...
| 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.