| O-T Lounge|| The Truth: drinking is better for your health than abstaining - cwill on 11/26/14 at 10:56 am|
[quote]ce that abstinence from alcohol is a cause of heart disease and early death is irrefutable—yet this is almost unmentionable in the United States. Even as health bodies like the CDC and Dietary Guidelines for Americans (prepared by Health and Human Services) now recognize the decisive benefits...
| Political Talk|| Republican led House intel panel debunks many Benghazi theories - cwill on 11/22/14 at 3:48 pm|
[quote]HINGTON (AP) — A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appoin...
| Political Talk|| If By Whiskey...political speak - cwill on 11/21/14 at 3:35 pm|
[quote]If-by-whiskey in political discourse is a relativist fallacy in which the speaker's position is contingent on the listener's opinion. [/quote]
The phrase comes from what may be the greatest political speech I've ever read delivered by one "Soggy" Sweat Jr. from MS in 1952:
| Political Talk|| How were the Republicans able to reclaim the Senate considering.... - cwill on 11/6/14 at 9:55 am|
1. Liberal control of the media and academics
2. Voter fraud
3. Our country dominated mostly by takers and stupid people
It defies logic. How did this happen?...
| Political Talk|| Perhaps the biggest winner last night - Transcanada Corp... - cwill on 11/5/14 at 5:00 pm|
Keystone will is a done deal...no way Obama can hold it up now. Hope you got your stock when it was taking a beating last year. :cheers:...
| Political Talk|| NYT on LA election - they still love the cajun stereotype - cwill on 10/30/14 at 11:35 am|
[quote]Exchanges in French can still occasionally be heard among the older people on the bayou, and at a Starbucks on a bland commercial strip in Lafayette it is possible to have a conversation with a woman about trapping and cleaning muskrat. [/quote]
Really? I grew up in Lafayette and I don't ...
| Political Talk|| Environmentalists cost US jobs for no reason... - cwill on 10/8/14 at 11:26 am|
No Keystone? Canada says "OK" and finds another option:
[quote]So you’re the Canadian oil industry and you do what you think is a great thing by developing a mother lode of heavy crude beneath the forests and muskeg of northern Alberta. The plan is to send it clear to refineries on the U.S. Gulf...
| Political Talk|| NYT Mag re: NO Levee Dist v. O&G Companies - cwill on 10/6/14 at 11:21 am|
Long...regardless of your view on the liability of O&G for marshland erosion, paints LA politics in a very poor light. That aside, I think the momentum is building and it's only a matter of time before a suit like this breaks through and the fur really begins to fly.
[quote] In Louisiana, the mo...
| Political Talk|| Rockefellers, Heirs to an Oil Fortune, Will Divest Charity of Fossil Fuels - cwill on 9/22/14 at 2:39 pm|
[quote]The family whose legendary wealth flowed from Standard Oil is planning to announce on Monday that its $860 million philanthropic organization, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, is joining the divestment movement that began a couple years ago on college campuses.
The announcement, timed to pre...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| SBL championship: Godfellas Win 5-5 (owns tie brea) - cwill on 9/11/14 at 8:37 pm|
Earl are you alive?
I think I've gotta chance. My pitching has to stay perfect, it's my only advantage....
| O-T Lounge|| What's the nicest highrise in Gulfshores/Orange Beach - cwill on 9/11/14 at 6:35 pm|
Looking for a 4 bedroom and I'm just getting lost in all the options and can't get a good read on quality. TIA....
| Political Talk|| Fake cell phone towers intercepting your communications - cwill on 9/4/14 at 11:11 am|
[quote]Seventeen fake cellphone towers were discovered across the U.S. last week, according to a report in Popular Science.
Rather than offering you cellphone service, the towers appear to be connecting to nearby phones, bypassing their encryption, and either tapping calls or reading texts.
| Political Talk|| Interesting Read: Book Portrays Eichmann as Evil, but Not Banal - cwill on 9/3/14 at 10:59 am|
[quote]More than 50 years after its publication, Hannah Arendt’s “Eichmann in Jerusalem” remains enduringly controversial, racking up a long list of critics who continue to pick apart her depiction of the Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann as an exemplar of “the banality of evil,” a bloodless, nearly ...
| Political Talk|| McCain is a robot - cwill on 8/20/14 at 9:42 am|
| Political Talk|| Nick Gillespie of Reason: Cops should wear cameras 24/7 - cwill on 8/14/14 at 1:39 pm|
[quote]Each of these incidents has an unmistakable racial dimension—all of the victims were black and all or most of arresting officers were white–that threatens the always tense relationships between law enforcement and African Americans. As important, the circumstances of each death are hotly cont...
| Political Talk|| Vice: The Bros of Fracking - cwill on 7/31/14 at 9:59 pm|
Money in the bank....
| Political Talk|| WH considering refugee status for Hondurans - cwill on 7/24/14 at 10:19 pm|
By exec order.
Can't believe this hasn't hit the TD wire:
[quote]Hoping to stem the recent surge of migrants at the Southwest border, the Obama administration is considering whether to allow hundreds of minors and young adults from Honduras into the United States without making the dangerous t...
| Political Talk|| Tea Leoni is M Secretary - cwill on 7/12/14 at 9:31 pm|
Will be the most puke inducing show since The West Wing or The Newsroom....
| Political Talk|| Blackwater Trial: Lead Blackwater manager threatened life of investigator - cwill on 6/30/14 at 9:56 am|
[quote]WASHINGTON — Just weeks before Blackwater guards fatally shot 17 civilians at Baghdad’s Nisour Square in 2007, the State Department began investigating the security contractor’s operations in Iraq. But the inquiry was abandoned after Blackwater’s top manager there issued a threat: “that he co...
| Political Talk|| How incredibly out of touch is Hilary? - cwill on 6/23/14 at 2:55 pm|
[quote] Clinton responded to criticism of her wealth in an interview with the Guardian newspaper published Saturday night by suggesting Americans won't be concerned about the more than $100 million her family has reportedly earned in recent years because they're not "truly well off."
"They don't ...