| Political Talk|| Thought we could use some political humor on a Friday - UGATiger26 on 8/8/14 at 11:34 am|
Russia, ISIS, Ebola...dang let's lighten the mood for a bit.
| Political Talk|| Wow...yet another example of idiocy at work in schools RE: "guns" - UGATiger26 on 8/8/14 at 8:19 am|
Yep, you can just see the malice in that kid's eyes. Good thing school administrators subdued this monster before he killed someone.
God forbid anyone mistake tha...
| Political Talk|| How to win liberals over... RE: Guns - UGATiger26 on 7/17/14 at 9:52 am|
Thought we could use a chuckle.
| Political Talk|| Buzzfeed "why I use birth control" - UGATiger26 on 7/17/14 at 8:42 am|
Wow...things like this are how the narrative is manipulated. A narrow Supreme Court decision has become a full-fledged "war on women."
Does Buzzfeed include BC in their healthcare pl...
| O-T Lounge|| Denver nightlife/hotel advice? - UGATiger26 on 7/11/14 at 6:31 am|
Headed to Denver for a guy's trip at the end of July. Technically, I've been in Denver before, but have never really stayed there or done anything.
Will be landing at about 3:30pm and staying in Denver that night before heading to Aspen for the rest of the weekend.
Any suggestions for good d...
| Political Talk|| Second Amendment question - UGATiger26 on 7/5/14 at 9:10 pm|
Let me start by saying I am very pro-2A, so don't get your panties in a bunch before reading the whole thing.
With the Hobby Lobby fallout going on, one of the issues that has come to the forefront is about rights. People are making a big deal about how women's rights are being infringed by the H...
| Political Talk|| Is logic/reason taking a back seat to emotion because of laziness? - UGATiger26 on 6/25/14 at 3:13 pm|
Forming an argument or belief based on logic and reason takes time and energy. One has to not only read, research, and become acquainted with the facts, but must also use cognitive energy to process it all into a narrative that can be understood and repeated.
On the other hand, forming an argume...
| O-T Lounge|| Aspen, CO in Summer? - UGATiger26 on 6/18/14 at 3:08 pm|
Planning a guy's trip out west in August and Aspen was an option that is being considered...
Anybody ever been in the summer? Decent nightlife and energy? Or does it become pretty dead in the summer?
The main focus would be fishing/rafting/outdoors type-stuff, but we obviously want to have a ...
| Political Talk|| Why no push to change names of San Francisco, San Diego, etc. - UGATiger26 on 6/9/14 at 7:25 am|
It just kind of hit me. I'm sure there have been fringe movements, but with all of the fervor that some make over separation of church and state, why no organized efforts to change the names of cities like these?
For example, take San Francisco, which is named after the Catholic Saint Francis of ...
| Political Talk|| Should we be reading anything into recent European elections? - UGATiger26 on 6/3/14 at 5:45 am|
Economist article this morning got me thinking. Lots of recent European elections are seeing victory for anti-EU parties and candidates seeking more autonomy and control of their own countries and weakening the establlishment in Brussels. Especially when it comes to economic issues like labor laws.
| Political Talk|| Most vital laws? - UGATiger26 on 5/8/14 at 11:22 am|
I figured this might be an interesting thought experiment...
Hypothetically, let's say you started a new nation/state/province/whatever and you could only choose 3 laws to promote the most order and prosperity, what would they be?
(Obviously, these are described in simpler terms than...
| Political Talk|| Questions about federal government pay - UGATiger26 on 4/4/14 at 7:15 am|
This is a question for those familiar with federal government salaries and wages...
Are there federal government jobs that pay an hourly wage of less than $10.10 or pay an annual salary that would break down to less than $10.10/hour if divided by number of hours worked?
If so, is there a signi...
| Political Talk|| Anybody know how much a rear camera costs a car manufacturer? - UGATiger26 on 3/31/14 at 11:55 am|
Because they're being mandated apparently.
Per Breaking News on CNN: New cars under 10,000 lbs must have backup cameras by May 2018, government says....
| Political Talk|| Daughter's Facebook Post costs Dad $80,000 settlement - UGATiger26 on 3/3/14 at 10:46 am|
This story sums up the discretionary ability of the millennial generation quite well...
the post: "Mama and Papa Snay won the case against Gulliver. Gulliver is now officially paying for my vacation to Europe this summer. SUCK IT."
| Political Talk|| CNN Reporter suggesting Atlantans are angry with Reed RE: Winter Storm - UGATiger26 on 1/29/14 at 11:00 am|
I was reading a CNN article about the winter storm where a correspondent was interviewing Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed. The interviewer asked if he felt Atlantans were angry with him regarding all of the gridlock and horror stories about people being stuck in cars for 12 hours.
How in the world can...
| O-T Lounge|| Things to do/Places to eat in Asheville, NC? - UGATiger26 on 12/19/13 at 1:37 pm|
Taking the wife there for her birthday weekend. We've wanted to check it out for awhile. We plan on visiting the Biltmore Estate and maybe some of the hiking trails around there.
Other than that, I don't know much about the place in terms of other things to see or best places to eat.
| Political Talk|| Does this say anything about selfishness and lack of accountability today? - UGATiger26 on 12/6/13 at 12:07 pm|
Was just browsing the local newspapers when I came across this article. Yes, I know it's a student newspaper, but I was paying more attention to the quotes from the investigating officer.
| Political Talk|| Obama makes remark. Embassy move suggests otherwise. - UGATiger26 on 11/26/13 at 3:21 pm|
From the White House twitter account from Obama's speech in progress:
"We need to summon the courage to put politics aside once in a while & remember we have more in common than our politics suggest."
| Political Talk|| What would you think of proficiency tests for individuals running for office? - UGATiger26 on 11/15/13 at 7:25 am|
In content areas like history (U.S. and world), economics, and constitutional law.
Scores would be placed next to the candidate's name on ballots (preferably replacing party affiliation). They would also be broken down by content area.
Purpose would be to give the electorate a quick and quan...
| Political Talk|| Obama is a Genius! Press Conference Related. - UGATiger26 on 11/14/13 at 10:30 am|
"If Republicans had spent more time working with us on this law instead of obstructing it, these problems could have been avoided. However, I know there are people out there hurting because of this reckless behavior from Republicans, so we are now allowing those who have lost their...