| Political Talk|| Florida marine scientists blocked from Cuba research - Quidam65 on 2/16/14 at 9:19 am|
Florida enacted a state law (the only one among the 50 states) that prohibits public funds from being used to travel to Cuba for any reason, including research.
Marine research is vitall...
| Olympics Board|| Plushenko withdraws from Olympics - Quidam65 on 2/13/14 at 11:40 am|
Apparently he hurt himself in practice and wasn't able to continue.
He also announced that he is officially retiring....
| Political Talk|| GOP Candidate running for House--in FOUR different states - Quidam65 on 1/31/14 at 9:55 am|
The Constitution says one must be a resident of the state which s/he is representing at the time of election. But it says nothing about primaries.
So this candidate (who is originally from England and became a naturalized US citizen) is running in Georgia (where he lives) AND Michigan, Minnesota...
| Political Talk|| Ill-Spent...and Illiterate - Quidam65 on 1/28/14 at 11:11 am|
And yet FedGov wants to run OUR educational system?
| Political Talk|| SCOTUS hears case on recess appointments - Quidam65 on 1/14/14 at 12:07 pm|
And at the outset it isn't looking good:
Kagan is an Obama appointee and one of the more liberal members. But it appears she's questioning his actions, recogn...
| Political Talk|| Texas gun show loses lease with County facility after refusing background checks - Quidam65 on 1/13/14 at 10:16 am|
Travis County (where hippie liberal Austin is located) wanted to require gun sellers to have more background checks than required by Federal law (Texas law does not impose an...
| Political Talk|| SCOTUS blocks AZ's 20-week (age of fetus) abortion ban - Quidam65 on 1/13/14 at 10:07 am|
Generally "viability of the fetus" is considered to start at around 24 weeks. This is key because "viability" (i.e., the ability to survive outside the womb) is the cutoff between when abortion rights are ...
| O-T Lounge|| Woman Stabbed for bringing home pizza instead of chicken - Quidam65 on 1/12/14 at 8:33 am|
I've heard of telling women to get back in the kitchen and make their man a sammich, but this takes things too far....
| Political Talk|| California teachers' lawsuit over mandatory union dues moving forward - Quidam65 on 1/10/14 at 8:02 am|
Essentially the teachers are claiming that mandatory union dues (which by law are permitted in "union shop" states, where joining a union can be made a requirement for employment) are viol...
| Political Talk|| Oklahoma Bill to ease restrictions on imaginary guns - Quidam65 on 1/10/14 at 7:52 am|
In wake of the student who was suspended after chewing his pastry into the shape of the gun (oh, the horror!), Oklahoma has introduced legislation to eliminate "zero tolerance" punishment for using imaginary weapons:
| Political Talk|| Bridge of Revenge? (aka The Chicago Way in NJ) - Quidam65 on 1/8/14 at 11:54 am|
Summary: Apparently there were some "suspicious" lane closures on the George Washington Bridge near Fort Lee, NJ, the lanes were closed for four days.
Turns out that NJ Gov Christie may have ordered them "closed" as the town's mayor didn't support his re-election.
| Political Talk|| Kim Jong-un's Aunt believed dead - Quidam65 on 1/7/14 at 3:44 pm|
She is the widow of his uncle who he either had executed by firing squad or by dogs (depending on which source you believe):
Wouldn't shock me if he didn't have her killed as well. Actually...
| Political Talk|| EPA Proposes Restrictions on New Wood Stoves - Quidam65 on 1/7/14 at 8:55 am|
So let me understand things here: coal is bad because it is so polluting (plus the risk of miners being trapped in a cave-in), oil is bad because a blowout can cause irreparable damage t...
| Political Talk|| 2014's "Top Ten Threats to 'Food Freedom' " - Quidam65 on 1/3/14 at 12:40 pm|
Here is the list (not in any particular order of bad or good, just how the piece listed things), you can read the commentary yourself:
1: FDA May Ban or Restrict a Growing Number of Food Ingredients.
| Political Talk|| Obama Admin proposes new Executive Actions on gun background checks - Quidam65 on 1/3/14 at 12:34 pm|
Never mind HIPAA, that gets in our way.
Oh and this call for action is interesting:
[quote]In the statement, President Obama and Biden also renewed their call for Congres...
| Political Talk|| NYC to outlaw horse-drawn carriages - Quidam65 on 12/31/13 at 7:38 am|
Never mind that they're far "greener" than any other mode of transportation. It's the animal rights crowd that wants them gone:
| Political Talk|| More California Counties push to leave California - Quidam65 on 12/30/13 at 8:37 am|
I know there were a couple in the northern part of the state that had passed resolutions to leave.
Apparently the discontent is growing: a third county has a similar resolution on the June 2014 ballot and seven others are highly thinking about it:
| Political Talk|| "Labor Gone Wild" - Quidam65 on 12/23/13 at 10:41 am|
Generous provisions found in some union contracts:
(Hey it's something other than eleventy billion Duck Dynasty/Phil Robertson threads)...
| Help Board|| Requesting access to the A&M Board - Quidam65 on 11/18/13 at 4:53 pm|
I did not hear anything on my prior message (the one which was on the main thread on this topic) so maybe this is the way to make the request?...
| Political Talk|| NYPD Commissioner given Heckler's Veto at speech - Quidam65 on 10/30/13 at 9:35 am|
Not shockingly the "college administration" is upset. (Of course, had the speaker been a conservative, the college would have had no problems with the hecklers. In fact they probably would have pre-emptively cancelled the event--for "safety reasons" of course.)
| Political Talk|| Afro-Beat Band banned from college for being "too white" - Quidam65 on 10/29/13 at 10:32 am|
The group has played in Harlem and is well accepted there.
But not in academia (which is overwhelmingly run by lily-white "tolerant liberals").
| Political Talk|| Reporters Beware of Opposing The State - Quidam65 on 10/29/13 at 10:28 am|
Reporter does stories critical of the Federal Air Marshal program, gets a pre-dawn raid under the guise of looking for "unregistered firearms and a potato gun" (I'm not making this up)
| Political Talk|| Air Force Academy Oath to drop reference to God? - Quidam65 on 10/24/13 at 7:49 am|
Toddy can't yell about lack of names on this article (he'll just complain about the substance).
| Political Talk|| Soldiers: donate to Tea Party or evangelical Christian groups, face UCMJ charges - Quidam65 on 10/23/13 at 11:23 am|
This was at Fort Hood (where, apparently, shooting fellow soldiers is nothing but "workplace violence" according to Obama)
| Political Talk|| HUD sues deaf housing apartment complex... - Quidam65 on 10/21/13 at 2:34 pm|
for discriminating in favor of deaf tenants
1. FedGov does a study in 2005 and finds that the US in general had too little affordable housing for persons who were...
| Political Talk|| A View from the Middle (of the country) - Quidam65 on 10/12/13 at 2:44 pm|
Yes the source is a state GOP website. But look past that, and read what he says. He makes lots of sense.
| Political Talk|| Government Slimdown cuts off road--tourists trapped in Montana town - Quidam65 on 10/11/13 at 12:18 pm|
There are only two roads out of Cooke City, Montana.
One connects to a mountain pass and is currently shut down due to snow.
The other goes through Yellowstone. Residents have "special passes" to travel the road. Tourists stuck in Cooke City, trying to get back home, can't get those passes. ...
| Political Talk|| Teacher makes students decide who lives and dies - Quidam65 on 10/11/13 at 7:48 am|
This isn't completely new--I had a similar exercise in 7th grade speech class, involving the last dose of an experimental medicine (where the developer, and all his notes, were lost in a tragic ...
| Political Talk|| DC: A City on the Brink - Quidam65 on 10/10/13 at 1:17 pm|
The Dems run DC. But it's their colleagues in Congress who won't allow a funding bill for DC operations to be given a vote.
So a bit of intra-party turmoil here.
| Political Talk|| FedGov: It's Your Job to Panic! - Quidam65 on 10/9/13 at 11:31 am|
[quote]President Obama gave a speech where he actually said we need to keep government open for the sake of people like the person working for the Department of Agriculture “out there helping so...