| Political Talk|| Remember the walrus epidemic that was reported as evidence of Global Warming? - RedStickBR on 12/27/14 at 9:53 am|
As it was reported, there was a massive number of walruses found on a thin segment of land off the Alaskan coast that was widely reported by the media and scientific alarmists as an unqualified symptom of global warming. Well, as it happens, Canadian zoologist, level-headed climate scientist, and "P...
| Political Talk|| Policing in New York City - RedStickBR on 12/4/14 at 9:01 pm|
New York employs broken-window policing, a philosophy implemented by Rudy Guiliani which punishes low-level crimes (like selling untaxed cigarettes) with harsh penalties. The thought goes that being extremely strict on things like graffiti and panhandling will result in a more orderly society, which...
| Political Talk|| Someone Please Explain How Glenn Beck Does It - RedStickBR on 11/22/14 at 12:22 pm|
Dude made $90mm in 2013ish? Wasn't he a sub-par commentator back in his Fox days, and now the guy has apparently put together a media empire that is outearning even Oprah Winfrey. Despite what you think of the guy, that's impressive, but how the hell has he pulled this off? Dude must have raised som...
| Tiger Rant|| Les Miles = Mark Richt = Bob Stoops - RedStickBR on 11/9/14 at 5:23 pm|
All very good coaches who are good enough that's it's too risky to fire them but all of which are a sneeze short of greatness. ...
| Tiger Rant|| I'll Be The First To Say It - RedStickBR on 11/1/14 at 9:41 pm|
Nice of Bo not to run off the field early this loss. Just sayin....
| Political Talk|| Let's Talk Assisted Suicide - RedStickBR on 8/13/14 at 12:52 pm|
I attempted to bring this up in the Robin Williams thread but that thread was admittedly going in a completely different direction.
If you're for big government and restrictions on individual liberties, I can see why you'd agree with the prevailing norm that assisted suicide clinics be generally...
| Political Talk|| Can you find an African-American in this picture? - RedStickBR on 8/6/14 at 9:13 pm|
Easy challenge, right? They're everywhere. I also see Hispanics and at least one Asian.
Someone please explain, because I've always been told by th...
| O-T Lounge|| Looking for a cooler with speakers - RedStickBR on 8/3/14 at 9:13 am|
Anyone have any experience with the Igloo Icy Tunes series? Apart from making one yourself, are there any other companies that make these? I've done some searching and haven't found much.
| Tech Board|| Looking for a cooler with speakers - RedStickBR on 8/3/14 at 8:55 am|
Anyone have any experience with the Igloo Icy Tunes series? Apart from making one yourself, are there any other companies that make these? I've done some searching and haven't found much. ...
| Political Talk|| How did the IRS emails disappear? - RedStickBR on 6/24/14 at 7:57 am|
I know this post title seems remarkably simple-minded, but I'm actually curious how anyone can explain this barring intentional misconduct.
To start, there are two copies of every email - one for the sender and one for the recipient. Secondly, the IRS is almost definitely backing up their data, a...
| Political Talk|| I'm afraid this quote from Moon Landrieu characterizes the Landrieu mindset ... - RedStickBR on 4/17/14 at 11:24 am|
In this article about Mary's relection bid ... :
... Moon is quoted as saying:
[quote]She's been buffeted by rough re-election fights before, and in previous successful bids for the state l...
| Money Talk|| Good, Compact Read on Comcast-Time Warner Drama - RedStickBR on 4/16/14 at 7:25 am|
I'd say they're little different than Cisco's core offerings in the networking context. Dumb pipes is probably...
| Political Talk|| Short and sweet perspective on the labor market - RedStickBR on 4/9/14 at 8:22 am|
We're back to where we were before the recession, but still some 5.9M jobs short of where we would be had the recession not occurred. While it may be unreasonable to assume we will get back to that prior growth trajectory, given we did have a recession, we still have a lot of making up to do to get ...
| Money Talk|| Lawyer question - RedStickBR on 4/9/14 at 6:27 am|
I only post this here because I'm still slightly scared of the OT.
I have a friend who keeps receiving bills from United Healthcare for someone who has the same first name as his child, but who is not his child. Apparently, the company has his child confused for someone else. And apparently, this...
| Political Talk|| WaPo Article on LA Coastline - RedStickBR on 4/6/14 at 9:59 pm|
I'm not educated enough on this topic to debate what the actual science involved here is, but found the article interesting in the least. This is probably something I'll research further.
| Political Talk|| Obama Calls Ryan Budget "Stinkburger," "Meanwich" - RedStickBR on 4/3/14 at 6:30 am|
It's like a nightmare that doesn't end with this guy. He simply refuses to lead. He doesn't even debate the actual merits of the plan.
I mean, here we have someone who's put more work in on the budget than anyone in, say, at least a decade, and he can't even get the President of the United States...
| Political Talk|| More evidence why you should oppose the "national" minimum wage hike ... - RedStickBR on 4/2/14 at 8:31 am|
... because the economic wizards in the Obama administration have failed to adjust for cost of living, meaning places like Baton Rouge get soaked relative to places like Manhattan.
| Political Talk|| Exxon Report on Climate Change Risks - RedStickBR on 4/1/14 at 7:45 am|
This is a pretty good read, and I think both sides of the debate would benefit from reading it. I think the most important consideration for both sides is to make sure you're not arguing what essentially amounts to dogma. The fact is, we can't pull the plug on fossil fuels tomorrow, or the entire gl...
| O-T Lounge|| I'm trying really hard to be offended by this ... - RedStickBR on 3/24/14 at 10:02 pm|
How is this supposed to work? I'm trying and it's not working. I've been waiting for something like this to be offended by, and now that it's here, I can't make it happen:
| Political Talk|| Alright, I've got to call Drudge out on this one ... - RedStickBR on 3/19/14 at 6:15 am|
In referencing this article this morning ... :
[quote]Obama to Hispanics: We won’t deport relatives [b]because [/b] you enroll in ObamaCare[/quote]
their link rea...