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The Next Bubble? - Bard
Normally this is something found on the Poli Board, but I wanted input without the political bias that would inevitably creep in there. I have a decent grasp on the basics of things, but the running of the bulls in light of stagnant GDP and lackluster Unemployment have me feeling quite out of my ...


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Game Over - Bard
[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v34/Bardweiser/20140705_212051_zps98c035fa.jpg[/img] The roofies didn't wear off so the wedding happened. Off for a week of sun, sand & booze with the newly-minted Mrs. Bard :) You guys and gals try not to burn the site down while I am gone ;)...


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Political Talk
The President Joins in on Throwback Thursday - Bard
[link=(https://twitter.com/BarackObama/status/484722240684965888)]LINK[/link] [quote]Throwback to last week when a woman—not her boss—made her own decisions about her health care. #TBT [/quote] Way to take something fun, innocent, non-political and shite on it, Mr. President. :casty: #ThisI...


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What Will Change About How We File Taxes? - Bard
I'm getting married this weekend to the most wonderful woman I've had the privilege of knowing. Aside from some issues with property I own, we've both been pretty fortunate in that we have both been able to 1040EZ our taxes for most years (I heart me some TurboTax). Should we file jointly or kee...


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Political Talk
Tired of being poor? Move to North Dakota - Bard
[link=(http://watchdog.org/156823/minimum-wage-3/)]LINK[/link] [quote]DICKINSON, N.D. — As policymakers in Washington, D.C., debate raising the federal minimum wage, entry-level workers in North Dakota enjoy pay levels nearly twice the current federal minimum. “Effectively, our minimum wage i...


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How does it happen? - Bard
A President that learned law at the prestigious Harvard School of Law, has taught Constitutional Law but has been found in violation of the Constitution in both act and sponsored legislation. How does that happen? ...


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SCOTUS Strikes Down Warrantless Cell Phone Searches - Bard
[link=(http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/13pdf/13-132_8l9c.pdf)]LINK[/link] tl;dr - Cops need a warrant to search your cell phone. :nana: ***edit*** Clarifying the topic a little better...


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Gowdy Rips Koskinen - Bard
I tried to watch the replay last night but CSPAN's feed kept screwing up. Here is Gowdy's questioning [link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYzXDbJnHEo)]How can you possibly tell our fellow citizens that there's no criminal wrong-doing if you don't even know what statutes to look at?[/link] ...


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The Non-Lerner Computers - Bard
While the Lerner-emails issue has taken so much attention, I've been able to find very little about the other 6-7 computers that allegedly crashed. 1. Who are/were the users of those computers and what there their duties at the IRS? 2. What were their connections to Lerner and/or the scandal...


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How Much Is Mary Spending? - Bard
I'm not sure about the rest of the state, but here in BR I can't go for 30 minutes without hearing that "CassidyCare" radio ad. I know she has to be worried, but damn. Even if I were a Dem I would probably vote against her just because of over-advertising, especially because it's being done th...


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Tech Board
I fricking HATE Dell's new support site - Bard
I work mainly on Dell machines since that's what my employer has purchased for at least the past 15 years. Over this time I have watched the Dell support site (warranty check, driver downloads, etc) go from change to change to change. Sometimes for worse, but usually for better. The current set...


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Political Talk
Meanwhile, in Net Neutrality News... - Bard
[link=(http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2014/06/03/john-olivers-net-neutrality-call-bogs-down-fcc-site/)]John Oliver Crashes the FCC's Site[/link] [quote]Amid a debate involving Internet speeds, comedian John Oliver apparently managed to slow down the FCC‘s website. On his Sunday night show “Las...


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Downtown BR & The Coke Sign - Bard
[link=(http://theredshtick.com/2014/05/26/an-open-letter-to-michael-crouch-downtown-building-owner/)]From the Red Shtick[/link] [quote]Mr. Crouch: Go frick yourself. I know that may seem rash, blunt, and crudely hyperbolic, but I mean it. Go frick yourself. You’re the kind of a-hole who g...


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President Speaking About VA Controversy - Bard
Listening on the radio (107.3 for other BR folks) so no link. He's saying the things you expect... people will be held accountable (lulz), this should not be tolerated by either side of the political aisle, blah, blah, blah. I'm waiting for a leader to start off a press conference one day and,...


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Vance McAllister will not seek re-election - Bard
Just came across the radio from a news conference. Thoughts?...


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Oklahoma Green Energy Tax - Bard
[link=(http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/25300388/state-may-charge-residents-using-solar-panels-to-produce-energy#axzz2zYGAPRu2)]What-the-what!?![/link] [quote]The measure was opposed by environmental groups and renewable energy advocates but welcomed by the state’s utility companies Oklahoma Gas...


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New Planet Found in Solar System - Bard
[link=(http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/26/tech/innovation/dwarf-planet-solar-system/)]LINK[/link] [quote]But here's a new exciting find from the far reaches of our solar system: Astronomers have discovered a dwarf planet that's even farther away than Pluto -- so far, in fact, that its orbit reaches in...


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Movie/TV Board
Finished Breaking Bad yesterday - SPOILERS - Bard
It took me a while to get into the series. With all the hype around it I was expecting a ride like GoT. This was a slow build with each step being extremely important for each character to get where they were going in a believable way. The acting was fantastic and the creativity in the writing wa...


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O-T Lounge
BRPD setting up on Stanford - Bard
Looks like they are getting ready for a checkpoint beside the park....


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Political Talk
Something I Didn't Know: Hillary & Watergate - Bard
[link=(http://patdollard.com/2013/05/flashback-hillary-clinton-fired-from-watergate-investigation-for-lying-unethical-behavior-conspiracy-to-violate-the-constitution/)]LINK[/link] [quote]The now-retired general counsel and chief of staff of the House Judiciary Committee, who supervised Hillary wh...


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Welcome to the first day of the legislative session - Bard
I'm waiting to see how Barbara Norton embarrasses the state this time. **edit** wrong Norton...


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Louisiana - The Movie-Making Capital of the World - Bard
[link=(http://www.businessinsider.com/louisiana-is-movie-making-capital-of-the-world-2014-3)]Paging I B Freeman[/link] [quote]When it comes to major movies, California is no longer the world's production capital — that would be Louisiana, according to a new study released Thursday.[/quote] [im...


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La Senate Bill 22 - A hint of what's to come re: legalization? - Bard
[link=(http://www.legis.la.gov/Legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=867368)]LINK[/link] [quote]Section 1. (A) There is hereby created in the state treasury the State Retirement Fund. Notwithstanding any other provision of law in effect on the effective date of this Act or thereafter, the treasurer shall dep...


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O-T Lounge
Tourettes Karaoke - Bard
I haven't seen this posted in a while and it's always good to start Friday off with a smile so...[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yijqt5cHmj0)]Never Gonna Give You Up[/link] ass!...


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Gaming Board
EverQuest Next: Landmark - early Alpha starts today - Bard
Just saw the blurb on their FB page, anyone that purchased one of the early-alpha access packs gets access today (once they get their email which, by looking at the posts on their FB, do not seem to have gone out yet). You may now return to your regularly scheduled game chats....


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SOE All Access Pass - New Pricing - Bard
[quote]On or about April 2nd, we will be rolling out a simple, new All Access membership plan full of value. In the new All Access plan, members will be able to: •Claim 500 Station Cash monthly from within the game marketplaces. •Receive a 10% discount on marketplace purchases. •Gain access to ...


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Gaming Board
Sneauxmageddon 2014 - What will you be playing? - Bard
DCUO is putting their 9th DLC out for everyone to buy tomorrow. Legendary subscribers got access last week so I've been hammering away at it already (really well done content, also added the new Rage/Red Lantern powerset). Gonna pick up some firewood, chili ingredients and hot chocolate on the way...


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Political Talk
Target Dropping Health Ins for P/T Workers - Bard
[link=(www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-21/target-to-drop-health-insurance-for-part-time-workers.html)]SIAP[/link] [quote]Target Corp. (TGT) will end health insurance for part-time employees in April, joining Trader Joe’s Co., Home Depot Inc. and other U.S. retailers that have scaled back benefits ...


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Federal Court Strikes Down Net Neutrality - Bard
[link=(http://gizmodo.com/federal-court-invalidates-net-neutrality-rules-sides-w-1501028467)]LINK[/link] [quote]A U.S. Appeals Court just invalidated the FCC's net neutrality rules that would've made it illegal for telecom companies to favor certain types of traffic over others. The court ruled t...


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Quote of the Day - Bard
Saw this on a friend's FB and thought summed things up well enough to share... [quote]Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured... but not everyone must prove they are a citizen. Now add to that that many of those who refuse -or are unable- to pro...


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