| Political Talk|| Obama Administration Opens Door to Atlantic Drilling - cwill on 1/27/15 at 9:46 am|
[quote]Sources who have been tracking the issue said they expect the administration’s draft to keep some of the mid- and south-Atlantic on the table, paving the way for possible offshore lease sales beginning as early as 2017. But Atlantic waters near Florida, Delaware and Maryland are not expected ...
| Political Talk|| Justin Amash votes "Present" on Keystone bill provides reasoning - cwill on 1/11/15 at 10:55 am|
[quote]I voted present on H R 3, Northern Route Approval Act. The Keystone XL pipeline is a private project owned by TransCanada Corporation. This bill improperly exempts TransCanada Corporation—and no other company—from laws that require pipeline owners and operators to obtain certain government pe...
| Political Talk|| Another cop beat down of a citizen for "not complying" - cwill on 12/11/14 at 10:43 pm|
And it seems the media instantly are made aware of the victims past. Luckily, the victim didn't have a preexisting medical condition so he lived....
| Political Talk|| Did Graves send Edwards into permanent retirement? - cwill on 12/6/14 at 8:30 pm|
Sparing us natives from additional shame?...
| Political Talk|| NYPD Cop Shoots Unarmed Man, Texts Union Rep Instead of Calling for Help - cwill on 12/5/14 at 5:08 pm|
[quote]Rookie NYPD cop Peter Liang texted his union representative and was "incommunicado for more than six and a half minutes" as Akai Gurley, the unarmed man he shot in the stairwell of a Brooklyn housing project, lay dying.
Liang had been holding his gun in one hand and a flashlight in the oth...
| Political Talk|| T Boone Pickens on Russia (and oil pricing) - cwill on 12/3/14 at 11:24 am|
[quote]As for the threat of Russia to the energy space, Boone commented on the country's sensitivity to oil-related GDP when he said, "To me, Russia is a poor country. They have a couple of assets, and that is it. I put oil and gas as one asset; the other asset is vodka. They don't export that, they...
| Political Talk|| Phony politicians & Obama's empty gesture re Police Militarization - cwill on 12/2/14 at 2:20 pm|
[quote]Yesterday, for example, four members of Congress raised their hands on the House Floor to “show solidarity with the protesters” in Ferugson. Those four are Reps. Yvette Clarke (D-NY),...
| Political Talk|| Should this 14 yr old be arrested and prosecuted for this act? - cwill on 11/29/14 at 12:10 pm|
[quote]It is a sacrilegious selfie too far: There is disturbing news out of Bedford County, Pa., where officials say a 14-year-old western Pennsylvania boy has been charged with desecrating a statue of Jes...
| 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.