| Political Talk|| Reason Foundation Study Details Depths of Green Energy Crony Capitalism - cwill on 12/4/13 at 10:37 am|
[quote]A new Reason Foundation study finds 22 out of 26 projects were rated as “junk” grade investments before they were awarded taxpayer-backed loans as part of the Department of Energy’s Section 1705 loan program, which was part of the 2009 stimulus bill that focused on renewable energy, electric ...
| Political Talk|| What a strange world - Bob Dylan charged with inciting hate in France - cwill on 12/3/13 at 5:02 pm|
What did he say?
[quote]To people who follow the pronouncements of Bob Dylan, his comment in a Rolling Stone interview in September 2012 suggesting that [b][u]American blacks could sense whether whites had slave-master blood “just like Jews can sense Nazi blood and the Serbs can sense Croatian bl...
| Political Talk|| Hackers: The only real revolutionaries in this country? - cwill on 11/17/13 at 11:05 pm|
[quote]A federal judge in New York on Friday delivered a 10-year prison sentence to Jeremy Hammond , a prominent member of the hacking group Anonymous who pleaded guilty earlier this year to breaking into the computer servers of a string of corporations, government agencies and law enforcement advoc...
| Political Talk|| Must see documentary - Dirty Wars - cwill on 11/15/13 at 9:20 pm|
Our war on terror, our gov is completely out of control....
| Political Talk|| Great Story of Invention - cwill on 11/14/13 at 5:30 pm|
[quote]The idea came to Jorge Odón as he slept. Somehow, he said, his unconscious made the leap from a YouTube video he had just seen on extracting a lost cork from a wine bottle to the realization that the same parlor trick could save a baby stuck in the birth canal.
Mr. Odón, 59, an Argentine c...
| Political Talk|| Liberal Catch-22 - We need less gov to help gov grow - cwill on 10/25/13 at 12:08 pm|
[quote]So why is it that the technology available to Mr. Obama as president doesn’t compare to the technology he used to win an election? Much of the problem has to do with the way the government buys things. The government has to follow a code called the Federal Acquisition Regulation, which is mor...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Killer loss, but overall solid performance on the road, against bellichik - cwill on 10/13/13 at 7:38 pm|
Not worried about this loss...a little to conservative on offense at the end, but, frick, Saints aren't going undefeated and you this wasn't a bad loss. Am worried about extent of the Graham injury....
| Political Talk|| Onion Article very accurately captures the quality of most ACA arguments - cwill on 10/2/13 at 2:22 pm|
Including this board:
[quote][b]Man Who Understands 8% Of Obamacare Vigorously Defends It From Man Who Understands 5%[/b][/quote]
[quote]SEATTLE—As debate continues in Washington over the funding of President Obama’s health care initiative, sources confirmed Thursday that 39-year-old Daniel Se...
| Political Talk|| Furloughed Gov workers - cwill on 10/2/13 at 10:11 am|
While driving home yesterday I was tuned into NPR and they were interviewing the furloughed gov employees...dumbest bunch of folks I've heard interviewed since a tornado leveled a trailer park. Total mouth breathers, obviously non-essential workers...that is all...CSB....
| Political Talk|| What was the point of Cruz's 21 hr speech? - cwill on 9/25/13 at 3:38 pm|
All I can find is that he wanted to rally opposition to the bill. Is that really all it was?...
| Political Talk|| Couple conceal carry guys doin work! - cwill on 9/19/13 at 10:10 pm|
[quote]Initial investigation shows the Ionia men, ages 43 and 56, pulled into the car wash parking lot after a road rage incident. They exited their vehicles and eventually drew handguns and exchanged fire, police said. It wasn't clear what the two men were arguing about.[/quote]
| Fantasy Sports Board|| What's your survivor pick this week? - cwill on 9/3/13 at 2:31 pm|
Not a clear cut game out there really. I'm taking NE over BUFF...regardless of NE advantages it's an away game and Buffalo does have some play makers on the offensive side....
| Movie/TV Board|| Crash Reel - Doc on HBO - cwill on 8/4/13 at 12:30 pm|
Fantastic...just clicked on it to check out a few minutes and never left...tugs at the emotions....
| Political Talk|| Peak oil website The Oil Drum shuts down because.... - cwill on 7/15/13 at 11:36 am|
Well with record production their raison d'etre kinda went away:
[quote]In a note to readers TOD contributor and co-founder and former President of ASPO Netherlands (Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas Netherlands) Rembrandt Koppelaar explained:
A few weeks ago the ISEOF board (The I...
| Political Talk|| Secret courts issuing secret opinions expanding secret laws - cwill on 7/7/13 at 9:49 pm|
[quote]WASHINGTON — In more than a dozen classified rulings, the nation’s surveillance court has created a secret body of law giving the National Security Agency the power to amass vast collections of data on Americans while pursuing not only terrorism suspects, but also people possibly involved in ...
| Political Talk|| Easy way for Obama to cut our CO2: Abolish USPS - cwill on 6/29/13 at 11:55 am|
Decommission the fleet of vehicles that no longer serve a viable purpose, save gov a lot of money, cut deficit....a win, win amirite?!...
| Political Talk|| Obama's comments on Natural Gas from his speech yesterday.... - cwill on 6/27/13 at 5:09 pm|
[quote]Now, even as we’re producing more domestic oil, we’re also producing more cleaner-burning natural gas than any other country on Earth. And, again, sometimes there are disputes about natural gas, but let me say this: We should strengthen our position as the top natural gas producer because, in...
| Political Talk|| Snowden NSA Conspiracy theory going mainstream... - cwill on 6/24/13 at 11:19 am|
[quote]Aeroflot flight 150, from Moscow to Havana, was packed with dozens of journalists who’d bought tickets to get a glimpse of, and maybe even an interview with, fleeing leaker Edward Snowden. But when the doors closed and the plane readied for takeoff, they made an unpleasant discovery: Snowden ...
| Political Talk|| Interesting shifts in opinion regarding NSA snooping (not surprising) - cwill on 6/11/13 at 1:55 pm|
[quote]When the pollsters at Pew asked Democrats in January 2006 how they felt about the NSA's surveillance programs, 37 percent labeled the programs "acceptable," while 61 percent said they were unaccept...
| Political Talk|| The blogger/reporter behind the unmasking of the NSA - Glenn Greenwald - cwill on 6/7/13 at 8:53 am|
[quote]After writing intensely, even obsessively, for years about government surveillance and the prosecution of journalists, Glenn Greenwald has suddenly put himself directly at the intersection of those two issues, and perhaps in the cross hairs of federal prosecutors.[/quote]
[quote]Being at t...
| Political Talk|| Patent Law is outdated and it's application is out of control - cwill on 6/5/13 at 9:19 am|
[quote]The comedian in question is Marc Maron. He does a popular podcast, called WTF, out of his garage in California. It's an interview show, with other comedians and artists. Maron recently found an extraordinary letter in his mailbox. This letter said, basically, that by doing his podcast, out of...
| Political Talk|| Roy Hibbert - cwill on 6/3/13 at 10:27 am|
No homo. A gay slur? I think the most unbelievable thing is listening to all these hypocritical sportscasters talk about it as a slur when you know they've used it. I can't believe no one has even said that hey, it's a common phrase especially among young men and is not an indication of animosity t...
| Political Talk|| The AP media record scandal - cwill on 5/14/13 at 2:45 pm|
My question is and I haven't read this in any articles - was the record seizure in any way illegal under current laws? I think the most disconcerting thing about the incident is that it may have been completely legal for the government to seize journos records in violation of the journo privilege t...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| Louie's fault. - cwill on 4/26/13 at 10:21 am|
| Political Talk|| Farm Loan Bias Claims Fraud - BHO feeding the beast - cwill on 4/26/13 at 9:43 am|
[quote]In the winter of 2010, after a decade of defending the government against bias claims by Hispanic and female farmers, Justice Department lawyers seemed to have victory within their grasp.
ver since the Clinton administration agreed in 1999 to make $50,000 payments to thousands of black far...
| Political Talk|| Per Cato: Obama’s Budget: Spending Too High, But Bush Was Worse - cwill on 4/12/13 at 9:42 am|
[quote]President Barack Obama’s new budget proposes to spend $3.78 trillion in 2014, which would be 27 percent higher than spending in 2008. President Obama believes in expansive government, and he is proposing a range of new programs, including subsidies for infrastructure, preschool, and mental he...
| Political Talk|| To Big to Fail Banks....should they at the least pay for their subsidy? - cwill on 3/8/13 at 9:32 am|
[quote]So what if we told you that, by our calculations, the largest U.S. banks aren’t really profitable at all? What if the billions of dollars they allegedly earn for their shareholders were almost entirely a gift from U.S. taxpayers?
Granted, it’s a hard concept to swallow. It’s also crucial t...
| Political Talk|| Mural of Obama defaced multiple times in Houston... - cwill on 3/4/13 at 10:15 am|
Artist was interviewed...I thought this part of his response was interesting:
[quote]RA: That design gets defaced in January 2013 shortly after the inauguration. It was another do-over kind of job. The media was going crazy, local, national, radio, and print, all the media and everyone kept askin...
| O-T Lounge|| Houston is the place to be, but good news for Nola...and even BR - cwill on 2/27/13 at 11:03 am|
[quote]Houston, Dallas, Baton Rouge, and Tampa have seen stronger rates of growth in the numbers of educated people moving into their areas, more so than such cities as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Francisco.[/quote]
[quote]The region is now home to several of the country’s leading por...
| Money Talk|| Aubrey McLendon resigns from CHK - cwill on 1/29/13 at 4:36 pm|
Stock up or down?