| Political Talk|| SIAP: A little bit of Fergurson humor from Huff Po - carbola on 8/18/14 at 10:35 pm|
The responses are hilarious:
| Political Talk|| FAA Bans Planesharing Startups - carbola on 8/18/14 at 4:12 pm|
[quote]There will be no “ZimRide for airplanes”, according to an FAA ruling released today that prohibits private pilots from publicly offering seats on their planes in exchange for gas money, including via startups like AirPooler and Flytenow. The decision strikes a blow to the sharing economy, and...
| Political Talk|| Fears grow in Baghdad that US is abandoning the city to its fate - carbola on 8/18/14 at 12:48 am|
[quote]Iraq's political class has watched with fear and envy in the last fortnight as American jets have slowed the Islamic State extremist group's advance towards the Kurd...
| Political Talk|| Middle East Friendship Chart - carbola on 8/17/14 at 12:07 pm|
Finally a slightly over simplified version of who likes who in the ME :lol:
| Political Talk|| Iraq’s President Selects Haider al Abadi as Prime Minister as Maliki Shows Force - carbola on 8/11/14 at 9:35 am|
[quote]Key Takeaway: Iraq’s incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki maneuvered elite military units in Baghdad overnight on August 10, cutting off entrances to the protected Green Zone, in an e...
| Political Talk|| Why does Congress feel the need to make laws everytime they convene - carbola on 7/3/14 at 4:52 pm|
I know many "small government" types would actually love to see a bare minimal amount of law changes during a presidential tenure. So why is it that congress/the senate think they have to make new laws every-time they convene? I think this is part of the reason our law have gotten outrageously com...
| Political Talk|| Well this is a sad stat - carbola on 6/27/14 at 7:37 am|
| Political Talk|| Iraq Conflict Thread - carbola on 6/13/14 at 1:52 pm|
I'll update with articles as people post more
Baghdad Airport officially closed until further notice
Current attacks in and around Baghdad
| Political Talk|| Revenge of the Kurds - carbola on 6/12/14 at 6:09 pm|
[quote]The Islamist insurgents, known variously as ISIS and ISIL, continued their drive south toward the Iraqi capital on Thursday after having captured key northern cities, including Mosul. No less vigorous...
| Political Talk|| The Voters of Nevada Choose ‘None Of The Above' In Democratic Primary For Gov - carbola on 6/11/14 at 8:02 pm|
[quote]Eight candidates were vying for the Democratic nomination for Nevada governor, but the winner wasn’t even on the ballot. With over 20,000 votes, 30% of all cast, “non...
| Political Talk|| These Waiters Don’t Make Tips. Instead They Make $15 An Hour. - carbola on 6/10/14 at 1:32 pm|
I think this is interesting and would be cool to see more people following this method. What I *do* think is funny is that liberals are promoting this on the "It's a livable wage" line, whereas all I se...
| Political Talk|| Insurgents seize Iraqi city of Mosul as troops flee - carbola on 6/10/14 at 12:06 pm|
[quote]Iraq's prime minister has asked parliament to...
| Political Talk|| SeaTac, Local Businesses are Adding an 8.25% ‘Living Wage Surcharge’ - carbola on 6/6/14 at 5:17 pm|
[quote]Erin Shannon, Director of the Center for Small Business writes on The Washingt...
| Political Talk|| CIA first tweet - carbola on 6/6/14 at 4:31 pm|
[quote]By expanding to these platforms, CIA will be able to more directly engage with the public and provide information on CIA’s mission, history, and other developments. We have importa...
| O-T Lounge|| Direct daily flights from Lafayette to Denver starting on August 19th - carbola on 6/4/14 at 8:05 pm|
SIAP but thought I would share this other Lafayette thing:
| O-T Lounge|| Lafayette named No. 1 overall city in America - carbola on 6/4/14 at 7:54 pm|
[quote]The accolades for The Hub City keep coming in.
Area Development, a publication covering site selection and facility planning, has ranked Lafayette number o...
| More Sports Board|| Michigan (21) vs. Ohio State (5) 7's Rugby - Michigan WINS!! GO BLUE! - carbola on 5/31/14 at 1:59 pm|
Let's GO BLUE!
Games so far for Michigan:
Texas - 10 [b]Michigan[/b] - 22
[b]Michigan[/b] - 24 Navy - 19
Games so far for Ohio State:
[b]Ohio State[/b] -26 Texas -7
[b]Navy[/b] - 31 Ohio State -5
[link=(http://www.usasevenscrc.com/2014-fixtures-and-results/)]Fixtures and Results[/li...
| Political Talk|| A true meme about the PT - carbola on 5/31/14 at 12:51 pm|
| Political Talk|| U.S. Ranks Alongside Indonesia And Thailand On Workers’ Rights - carbola on 5/30/14 at 1:59 pm|
This study basically looks at how nice business is to unions from what I can tell. In such, through clever wording, they say that working in the US is as bad as working in countries that are known to not care about worker safety and what not all because unionization may or may not be welcome. So a...
| Political Talk|| America dumbs down - carbola on 5/21/14 at 11:40 am|
Interesting read. There is more in the article, but I'll try to quote the parts with statistics.
[quote]Charles Darwin’s signature discovery—first published 155 years ago and validated a million different ways since—lo...