| O-T Lounge|| Where should I go on a 6 day vacation? - carbola on 11/6/13 at 12:08 pm|
I just found out that I'm getting an extra 6 days of vacation from the 9th-14th of December. I can't decide where I should go. I will be in the US but will have to return to Kuwait on the 14th, or at least be at the office on the 15th. So I was trying to find something that could work as a pitstop...
| Political Talk|| Insurance companies are the reason rates are rising not ACA - carbola on 11/5/13 at 4:03 pm|
Per my liberal friend on FB :lol::
[quote]By now you’ve probably heard horror stories about how the Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as Obamacare, has forced so many people to lose their i...
| More Sports Board|| (21) Michigan 6 @ (22) Michigan State 29 | FINAL - carbola on 11/2/13 at 2:47 pm|
LET"S GO BLUE
[b]Michigan: 9 plays, 51 yds in 4:22, 49 yd FG
State: 4 plays, 52 yds in 1:28, 40 yd FG[/b]
Michigan: 4 plays 15 yards, 02:39, 37 yard Punt
State: 3 plays 8 yards, 01:52, 51 yard Punt
Michigan: 3 plays -14 yards, 02:26, 37 yard Punt
State: 3 plays -2 yards, 00:51, 43 yard ...
| Political Talk|| Average insurance rate change for private insurance buyers by state (5/50 lower) - carbola on 11/1/13 at 1:36 pm|
| Political Talk|| The Obamacare Penalty: Yes, It Can Be Avoided - carbola on 10/28/13 at 2:31 am|
[quote]The Obama administration this week said it is delaying the enforcement of the Affordable Care Act’s mandate, extending until March 31 how long Americans can go without insurance...
| Political Talk|| Senator Proposes Law: 'If You Like Your Health Plan, You Can Keep It Act' - carbola on 10/28/13 at 2:26 am|
[quote]Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin will propose a new law next week called: "If You Like Your Health Plan, You Can Keep It Act."
| Political Talk|| More People In 3 States Have Had Their Insurance Canceled Than Have Filed Obamac - carbola on 10/25/13 at 5:52 pm|
[quote]This week the reality of the ObamaCare roll-out appeared in a set of news stories that serve as an ironic juxtaposi...
| Political Talk|| Pretty much sums up this past week (image) - carbola on 10/17/13 at 8:42 am|
| Political Talk|| Obamacare deductibles a dose of sticker shock (Chicago Tribune) - carbola on 10/16/13 at 2:10 pm|
[quote]To promote the Oct. 1 debut of the exchanges, the online marketplaces where consumers can shop and buy insurance, Ob...
| Political Talk|| Police smell meth, raid home, kill 80-year-old man, find no meth - carbola on 10/16/13 at 2:02 pm|
[quote]The widow of an 80-year-old man who was shot dead by police during a drug raid on their home is suing for $50 million.
On the night of June 27th, Los Angele...
| Political Talk|| How the ACA is going to screw me over - carbola on 10/10/13 at 4:15 pm|
I am an expat living in Kuwait for work. However, I have frequent trips back to the US that put me past the 330 day outside of the US limit to qualify under the standard expat rule (I have 50ish days of vacation plus training courses in the US that when combined I spend slightly more than 1 month i...
| Political Talk|| So the White House falls under the NPS, how is it still open? - carbola on 10/9/13 at 9:05 am|
Shouldn't Obama et al be banned from entering?
| Political Talk|| NPS Orders Closure of Park that Receives No Federal Funding - carbola on 10/3/13 at 8:07 am|
Interesting if true
[quote]The National Park Service has ordered the closure of a Virginia park that sits on federal land, even though the government provides no resources for its maintenance or operation.
The Claude Moore Colonial...
| Political Talk|| Cheaper, purer illegal substances suggest global war on drugs is failing - carbola on 10/3/13 at 8:04 am|
[quote]The global war on drugs is failing, new research suggests, as the price of heroin, cocaine and cannabis has fallen while their purity has increased.
Using seven sets of government drug ...
| Political Talk|| NSA: Some used spying power to snoop on lovers - carbola on 9/27/13 at 10:07 am|
[quote]The National Security Agency's internal watchdog detailed a dozen instances in the past decade in which its employees intentionally misused the agency's surveillance power, in some cases to sno...
| Political Talk|| Al Qaeda-linked group in Syria denounces pro-democracy rebels - carbola on 9/24/13 at 12:47 pm|
[quote]Istanbul (CNN) -- Al Qaeda-linked militants justified their takeover of a strategic opposition-held town near the Syrian border with Turkey by accusing the Syrian rebels who...
| More Sports Board|| Car Accident Takes Life Of Football Student-Athlete, 3 Others Injured - Cinci - carbola on 9/22/13 at 2:19 pm|
[quote]CINCINNATI - University of Cincinnati football student-athlete Ben Flick (Hamilton, Ohio/Hamilton) died and Mark Barr (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas) and Javon Harrison (Dayton, Ohio/Huber Hts....
| More Sports Board|| Best sites to stream games when overseas? - carbola on 8/31/13 at 1:26 am|
I normally use thefirstrow.eu but I was wondering if there are any better sites I can stream some college football. All I can get out here is soccer :wah:...
| Political Talk|| North Coloradans to vote on secession and creation of 51st state - carbola on 8/21/13 at 7:27 am|
[quote]Commissioners in Weld County, Colo., have unanimously voted to make ‘North Colorado’ the 51st US state. The Republican board hopes to secede from the state in protest of laws passed by the Democratically controlled ...
| Political Talk|| Are there any expats here? If so do you follow local politics? - carbola on 8/10/13 at 8:31 am|
I moved to the middle east about a 6 months ago, but the politics here is all about corruption since the emir still runs the show despite having a Parliament. So the only thing I follow is the Minister of Foreign Affairs because that effects me, but otherwise I don't really pay any attention to it....
| Political Talk|| HUD Launches Scheme To Racially Diversify Suburbs - carbola on 7/24/13 at 5:01 am|
[quote]Now even ZIP codes are racist, and according to this race-obsessed administration, you're racist for living in a suburban area with little public housing. And it plans t...
| Political Talk|| History of Domestic Spying - carbola on 7/17/13 at 5:07 pm|
Thought this was interesting and would share:
| Political Talk|| Graham: US should consider Olympic boycott over possible Snowden asylum - carbola on 7/17/13 at 4:31 pm|
[quote]A key U.S. senator has told NBC News that the United States should consider boycotting the upcoming Winter Games if Russian President Vladimir Putin grants leaker Edward Snowden asylum — a suggestion that a top U.S. Olympic official quickly rejected.
"I love the Olympics, bu...
| Political Talk|| Dozens killed as Egyptian military opens fire on pro-Morsy demonstrators - carbola on 7/8/13 at 5:51 am|
[quote]Egyptian security forces opened fire on supporters of the deposed president, Mohamed Morsy, and the Muslim Brotherhood, early Monday, killing more than 40 people.
Witnesses said the militar...
| Political Talk|| Texas teen makes violent joke during video game, is jailed for terrorist threat - carbola on 6/28/13 at 11:11 am|
[quote]A Texas teenager who has been in jail since March faces an eight-year prison sentence because of a threatening joke he made while playing an online video game.
| Political Talk|| Obama's 'Insider Threat' Program a 'Sweeping' Crackdown on Leakers - carbola on 6/23/13 at 4:07 pm|
[quote]A program being implemented by the Obama administration titled "Insider Threat" requires millions of federal employees to keep a close watch on each other—a "sweeping" effort to crackdown on whistleblowers and leakers a...
| Political Talk|| Feds file civil rights suits on companies using criminal background checks - carbola on 6/23/13 at 12:20 pm|
[quote]The Obama administration is suing Dollar General and a BMW facility in South Carolina for the alleged unfair use of criminal backgroun...
| Political Talk|| "Pardon Edward Snowden" Whitehouse petition reaches over 100,000 signatures - carbola on 6/22/13 at 9:19 am|
Can't wait to see the response:
[quote]Pardon Edward Snowden
Edward Snowden is a national hero and should be immediately issued a a full, free, and absolute pardon for any crimes he has committed or m...
| Political Talk|| Federal Nullification Efforts Mounting in States - carbola on 6/21/13 at 4:26 pm|
[quote]Imagine the scenario: A federal agent attempts to arrest someone for illegally selling a machine gun. Instead, the federal agent is arrested -...
| Political Talk|| Judge orders Google to turn over data to FBI - carbola on 6/2/13 at 4:45 pm|
[quote]A federal judge has ruled that Google Inc. must comply with the FBI's warrantless demands for customer data, rejecting the company's argument that the government's practice of issuing ...