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Tax Day - Some #s - cwill
[quote]It’s Tax Day! The deadline for U.S. taxpayers to file their returns is April 15, and the Internal Revenue Service publishes plenty of statistics on how much income people across the country are declaring. Unfortunately, in a lot of cases, the most recent numbers are from 2011; the figures are...


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"Arrest Climate Change Deniers" - Adam Weinstein - cwill
[quote]Man-made climate change happens. Man-made climate change kills a lot of people. It's going to kill a lot more. We have laws on the books to punish anyone whose lies contribute to people's deaths. It's time to punish the climate-change liars. This is an argument that's just being discussed ...


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This is how you know Nate Silver is Legit - cwill
The left is now going after him. Krugman at NYT has a blog hit out on him titled "Tarnished Silver". :lol: [quote]Timothy Egan joins the chorus of those dismayed by Nate Silver’s new FiveThirtyEight. I’m sorry, but I have to agree: so far it looks like something between a disappointment and a dis...


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So TX gay marriage ban was struck down today... - cwill
And Dan Patrick who is running for Lieutenant Gov here in Texas on the typical gays-grrr, abortion-grrr, illegal immigrants-grrr platform, in a mad rush to be the first to comment took to twitter and produced this gem: [img]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BhbR9QKCUAA4z8n.jpg:large[/img] :bow: :ro...


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Everyone's favorite little communist Jesse Myerson strikes again... - cwill
I don't know where to start...this ahistoric moron loves lists so I'll just give you #3 and you can go from there: [quote]3. Communism killed 110 million* people for resisting dispossession. *The number cited is as consistent as it is rooted in sound research; i.e., not. Greg Gutfeld, one o...


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Keystone - Salazar - cwill
Salazar, Sec of Interior, spoke at NAPE today and said keystone can be safely built...of course he added that there would be strict enviro standards. He summed it up as a "win-win" as a boost for econ and as funding for enviro along the route. This thing gets green lighted after midterms....


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1984 may be arriving 30 years late.... - cwill
Yesterday I had a friend send me an article by Cass Sundstein in Bloomberg titled "How to Spot a Paranoid Libertarian". Basically, he lumps Snowden, Assange and Greenwald into a group they don't all inhabit and then dismisses them as conspiracy nuts. It's also, for him, a take down of libertariani...


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All we need is a day of immigration threads... - cwill
And we will have hit the three main reasons the republicans aren't able to win national elections (presidency): 1. Gays 2. Abortion 3. Immigration It's why would be republican voters jump ship to 3rd parties. :cheers:...


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Mastermind behind Silk Road busted - cwill
Looks like he was up to a little more than running a drug exchange: [quote]Silk Road transaction, a stash that, at the time, was worth $80 million. A criminal complaint laid out the charges, which included narcotics trafficking, computer hacking and money laundering. An indictment in a parallel ...


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Senate Report Finds Benghazi Attack Was Preventable - cwill
I've never understood why the debate was over why the Libyan's attacked...it doesn't matter...the heart of the problem was that the attack exposed negligence. That is what folks should be upset about. [quote]WASHINGTON — A stinging report by the Senate Intelligence Committee released Wednesday c...


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Retired Cop kills Married Father in Movie Theatre over Texting Dispute - cwill
Cops can't stop killing folks even after they retire: [quote]Two couples were among patrons at a matinee of “Lone Survivor” at the Grove 16 movie theater in Wesley Chapel, about 20 miles northeast of Tampa, when one of the men, a retired Tampa police officer, got angry because the man in front of...


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Cops that beat Kelly Thomas to death acquitted - cwill
He was the schizophrenic guy beaten to death by two thugs on video...cried out for his dad, for air...died 5 days later due to chest compression - he was crushed. [link=(http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Former-Fullerton-Officers-Manuel-Ramos-Found-by-Jury-in-Kelly-Thomas-Trial-239924741.ht...


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First it was Bath Salts now Krokodil...the debunking continues... - cwill
[quote]“A lot of people want to call it a trend, but we’re not seeing it,” says Joseph Moses, a spokesman for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). None of the people who supposedly injected krokodil have tested positive for desomorphine, and neither have any of the putative krokodil samples an...


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Another bad seed: Cop kills kid after being tased and while pinned to the ground - cwill
[quote]".....Two Officers responded to the scene and started negotiating with Vidal. After about 10 mins the situation started defusing itself with Vidal becoming more rational. At that very moment an Officer From another Town Entered the residence and instructed the officers to stop talking and tas...


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Nearly Half Of Black Males, 40 Percent Of White Males Are Arrested By Age 23 - cwill
A study reports: [quote]The study, published on Monday in the journal Crime & Delinquency, found that nearly half (49 percent) of African-American men and 40 percent of white men have been arrested by the age of 23, "which can hurt their ability to find work, go to school and participate fully in...


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France is dying.... - cwill
[quote]It’s a stretch, but what is happening today in France is being compared to the revocation of 1685. In that year, Louis XIV, the Sun King who built the Palace of Versailles, revoked the Edict of Nantes, which had protected French Protestants – the Huguenots. Trying to unite his kingdom by a co...


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Rolling Stone's 5 economic reforms millenials should support - cwill
1. Guaranteed Work for Everybody 2. Social Security for All 3. Take Back The Land 4. Make Everything Owned by Everybody 5. A Public Bank in Every State From the "Take Back The Land" section: [quote]Ever noticed how much landlords blow? They don't really do anything to earn their money. The...


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David Brooks thinks you're incapable of smoking weed and not ruining your life.. - cwill
Even though he was able to...we need Nanny to protect you: [quote]So, like the vast majority of people who try drugs, we aged out. We left marijuana behind. I don’t have any problem with somebody who gets high from time to time, but I guess, on the whole, I think being stoned is not a particularl...


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Glenn Greenwald owning a fat NSA/GOV apologist - cwill
[link=(http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OouL16eWQvk&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DOouL16eWQvk)]LINK[/link]...


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What democrats and the VP thought about the NSA in '06 - cwill
[link=(https://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security/flashback-biden-agrees-access-metadata-very-very-intrusive-video)]LINK[/link] Not surprising really....wonder what Decatur's opinion was back then...and conversely what were the opinions of many of our arch board republicans back then?...


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"I only care about freedoms of things I don't agree with" - Penn Jillette - cwill
Video of interview on Fox Business: [link=(http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/2992091341001/beginning-of-the-end-of-the-war-on-drugs/?playlist_id=937116489001)]LINK[/link] Primarily discuss the coming end of the drug war (Penn doesn't partake in the weed, et al)...touches on Westoboro....and if th...


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Best pellet gun for plunking doves, black birds etc in the back yard? - cwill
I have an old Benjamin 177 but am not pleased with the accuracy and am tired of working the pump after every shot...don't know anything about the crack-pump(CO2?) pellet guns...also live in a neighborhood inside the loop in Houston so nothing louder than the old ben 177...any recs appreciated....


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Where does your dialect say you're from? Take the test - cwill
[link=(http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/12/20/sunday-review/dialect-quiz-map.html?r=80l208501400004008002040084010210200j02040020b0000&_r=0)]LINK[/link] The test gives 3 cities/towns as locals. I'm from Lafayette...the test said I was BR, Nola, Jackson....I don't think the test captures...


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Reason Foundation Study Details Depths of Green Energy Crony Capitalism - cwill
[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 ...


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What a strange world - Bob Dylan charged with inciting hate in France - cwill
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...


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Hackers: The only real revolutionaries in this country? - cwill
[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...


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Must see documentary - Dirty Wars - cwill
Our war on terror, our gov is completely out of control....


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Great Story of Invention - cwill
[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...


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Liberal Catch-22 - We need less gov to help gov grow - cwill
[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...


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Killer loss, but overall solid performance on the road, against bellichik - cwill
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....


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