| Political Talk|| North Korea's Internet briefly down again: US experts - NC_Tigah on 12/23/14 at 5:27 pm|
[quote]North Korea's connections to the Internet were briefly cut for the second day running Tuesday, according to a US Internet research group that has been tracking the country's struggle to stay online.
They continue to face "connectivity problems" and the brief blackout happened after several...
| Political Talk|| Once again, Obama impresses with his vast medical knowledge - NC_Tigah on 12/17/14 at 11:33 am|
During his egocentric Cuban Relations speech today, the great medical sage Obama stated "it was a Cuban who found the cure for Malaria".
By cure, one can only presume Obama would be referring to discovery of anopheles mosquitoes as a transmission vector, and that by eliminating them, malaria cou...
| Political Talk|| Global Warming: Blame It On Too Much Beaver - NC_Tigah on 12/17/14 at 9:43 am|
[quote][b]Climate change: Beavers boost emissions with 800 million kg of methane every year[/b]
[i]By Hannah Osborne
December 16, 2014[/i]
Beavers are contributing to climate change, adding an e...
| Political Talk|| Alan Gross freed as Cuban relations thaw - NC_Tigah on 12/17/14 at 9:08 am|
Cuba brought to the negotiating table in part d/t consequence of oil pricing.
Obama issued an EO. It allows Visa/Mastercard use, US telecom investment in Cuba, softening tourism regulations.
Cuba concomitantly opens doors to US investment, opening of internet, freer exchange of information f...
| Political Talk|| Jeb Bush formally announces formation of a Presidential Campaign Committee - NC_Tigah on 12/16/14 at 9:15 am|
Jeb Bush just formally announced he is forming a POTUS Campaign Exploration Committee. Sounds like he's in. Means Romney and Rubio are likely out.
No link yet. Just broke on CNBC....
| Political Talk|| Burger King saves shareholders $1.2 Billion: It's Now a Canadian Company - NC_Tigah on 12/15/14 at 7:00 pm|
Washington DC a-holes gonna ashole. It is what they do.
[b]Long-awaited Burger King-Tim Hortons Merger Completed[/b]
[i]by Zacks Equity Research
December 15, 2014[/i]
Restaurant Brands In...
| Political Talk|| War on Women Meme Gains Some Clarity -- It's Driven by Liberal Guilt! - NC_Tigah on 12/13/14 at 5:28 am|
[quote][b]Sony Hack Reveals Jennifer Lawrence Is Paid Less Than Her Male Co-Stars[/b]
. . . it’s unfair the male actors get 9% in the pool and jennifer is only at 7pts,” the email reads. “You may recall Jennifer was at 5 (amy was and is at 7) and WE anted in 2 extra points for Jennifer to get he...
| Political Talk|| The 10 Most Polluted Cities in America - 8 are in California - NC_Tigah on 12/10/14 at 6:32 pm|
[quote]#1 (tie): Bakersfield, CA
#1 (tie): Merced, CA
#3: Fresno-Madera, CA
#4 (tie): Hanford-Corcoran, CA
#4 (tie): Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside, CA
#6: Modesto, CA
#7: Visalia-Porterville, CA
#8: Pittsburgh-New Castle, PA
#9: El Centro, CA
#10: Cincinnati, OH-Middlet...
| Political Talk|| Whoops! Bye-Bye McCain-Feingold. Didn't see THAT coming. - NC_Tigah on 12/10/14 at 5:37 pm|
[b]Spending deal would allow wealthy donors to dramatically increase giving to national parties
[/b][i]By Matea Gold
December 9, 2014[/i]
The end-of-year spendin...
| Political Talk|| The 10 Least Educated US Cities - 5 are in California; Houma-Thibodaux is #7 - NC_Tigah on 12/10/14 at 4:42 pm|
1. Lake Havasu City-Kingman, Ariz.
> Bachelor’s degree or higher: 11.3%
> Median household income: $39,058 (26th lowest)
> Median earnings – bachelor’s degree: $37,452 (41st lowest)
> Poverty rate: 21.2% (52nd highest)
2. Dalton, Ga.
> Bachelor’s degree or higher: 12.2%
> Median household i...
| Political Talk|| US court overturns insider trading convictions - developing - NC_Tigah on 12/10/14 at 9:13 am|
This maybe a game-changing story if the appeal ruling stands;
Breaking, so not much info on the interwebs yet.
Basically the Appeals Court overturned insider trading convictions against convictions of two hedge fund traders. The court finds that as the inside information provider did not profit ...
| Political Talk|| "Hands Up" . . . St. Louis Thugs Beat Bosnian Immigrant To Death With Hammers - NC_Tigah on 12/1/14 at 6:56 pm|
[quote]ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – A third teenager has been arrested in connection with the deadly beating of a South City man with a hammer.
Zemir Begic, 32, was found unconscious with apparent injuries to his head, abdomen, face and mouth in the 4200 block of Itaska at 1:15 a.m. Sunday. Police say ...
| Political Talk|| US Nat'l Debt crosses $18TRILLION! IRS collects RECORD amount of Taxes - NC_Tigah on 12/1/14 at 6:40 pm|
Couple of milestones
(1) US National Debt now exceeds $18,000,000,000,000.00 ([link=(http://www.usdebtclock.org/)]LINK[/link])
(2) The US is collecting more taxes than at any time in its history. ([link=(https://www.fms.treas.gov/fmsweb/viewDTSFiles?dir=w&fname=14112600.pdf)]LINK[/link])
| Political Talk|| Prison inmates claim $4.7 billion in phony tax refunds over 2yr span - NC_Tigah on 11/30/14 at 8:41 am|
[quote][b]Prison inmates claim $3.7 billion in phony tax refunds
Convicts buying luxury cars, clothes[/b]
[i]by Ron Regan
Apr 24, 2014[/i]
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Fraudulent income tax returns continue to be filed by prison inmates despite the IRS being warned of an increase in phony tax returns.
| Political Talk|| President Obama improves relations with Turkey - NC_Tigah on 11/26/14 at 5:35 pm|
Unfortunately has nothing to do with Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu or his country :lol:[quote]"There are certain days when I remember why I ran for this office," said President Barack Obama at his first turkey pardon, in 2009. "And then there are moments like this."
| Political Talk|| They “Burned this bitch down” and Most Businesses Destroyed Were Minority Owned - NC_Tigah on 11/25/14 at 3:41 pm|
[quote][b]Michael Brown’s stepfather urged protesters to “Burn this bitch down”[/b]
Michael Brown’s stepfather last night repeatedly urged protesters to “Burn this bitch down” after a prosecutor announced that no criminal charges would be filed against the Ferguson, Missouri police officer who ki...
| Political Talk|| Republicans Question DOJ’s Choice of ‘Activist Groups’ in Bank Settlements - NC_Tigah on 11/25/14 at 2:34 pm|
[b]Republicans Question DOJ’s Choice of ‘Activist Groups’ in Bank Settlements[/b]
[i]By Christina Rexrode
November 25, 2014[/i]
. . . . lawmakers are questioning how the Justice Department...
| Political Talk|| Obamacare Appeal --- Jonathan Gruber doing more work - NC_Tigah on 11/16/14 at 7:06 am|
Jonathan Gruber is the gift that keeps giving, and giving . . . and giving! :lol:
The new Obamacare appeal will be heard by SCOTUS in March.
It hinges on whether the IRS can apply regulations for tax-credit subsidies to ACA policies purchased outside of the 14 state established exchanges. IOW, ...
| Political Talk|| Cassidy's internal polling shows him opening up 16-point lead over Mary Landrieu - NC_Tigah on 11/15/14 at 9:14 am|
[quote][b]'Her campaign is running on fumes': Final Senate race looks to be a Louisiana laugher as internal polls show GOP's Bill Cassidy opening up 16-point lead over Sen. Mary Landrieu[/b]
Poll commissioned by GOP candidate's campaign shows massive advantage leading up to Dec. 6 runoff
| Political Talk|| Democrat Underground: Jonathan Gruber - NC_Tigah on 11/14/14 at 9:12 pm|
[quote]We really need to get a handle on this Gruber shite before it kills ACA. Even my students are talking about this guy. The right-wingers are all over it and throwing it back in the faces of the Progressives and others I work with. Frankly, I am at a loss for words on how to explain this numbsku...