| Tiger Rant|| Roll call: Is anyone going to the Wally Pontiff, Jr. game tonight at Zephyr? - LSURussian on 4/15/14 at 8:59 am|
I mean....besides me.
Also, where the eff did this cold weather come from?!? :banghead:...
| Political Talk|| Putin puts it in writing: Go to hell all foreigners! - LSURussian on 4/5/14 at 1:26 pm|
[quote]A document called "Foundations of the State Cultural Policy" has been under development since 2012. A special working group under Putin's chief of staff Sergei Ivanov will soon roll it out for a month of "public debate" before Putin gets to sign it.
Although Putin has mentioned Russia's "c...
| Political Talk|| Mayor Kip Holden asks voters to renew the BREC taxes when they vote TODAY. - LSURussian on 4/5/14 at 9:44 am|
He has a letter to the editor in today's Advocate.
He conveniently leaves out of his letter that BREC has a stash of over $81 million currently sitting in its bank accounts.
BREC has more in its bank accounts than it spent in all of 2013.
| Political Talk|| Tomorrow, 4/5/14, is tax renewal vote day in EBR parish - LSURussian on 4/4/14 at 11:36 am|
I'm voting no on the BREC tax renewal.
It's my only way to protest the CATS tax rigged election along with the over $80 million BREC has in its bank account. ...
| Money Talk|| A little bitcoin humor.....from Dilbert. - LSURussian on 4/3/14 at 7:53 pm|
| Political Talk|| Do incumbents want campaign contribution limits because it helps them? - LSURussian on 4/2/14 at 12:31 pm|
Over the years I've seen numerous studies that claim name recognition is one of the most significant factors by persons running for public office contributing to them getting elected or re-elected.
Incumbents, just because they have had years in office where their name gets mentioned in news ar...
| Political Talk|| Sen Bodi White introduces bill to increase St George sales taxes up to 2% more - LSURussian on 4/1/14 at 8:52 pm|
But I thought no additional taxes would be needed??? :confused:
Of course, it's only temporary.....for up to 4 years.
Does anyone think the merchants of the retail district along Bluebonnet will like havin...
| Money Talk|| IberiaBank to lay off 97 Teche Federal workers in New Iberia - LSURussian on 4/1/14 at 1:25 pm|
[quote]IberiaBank Corp. plans to lay off 97 workers at Teche Federal Bank’s corporate headquarters in New Iberia, according to documents filed Monday with the Louisiana Workforce Commission.
The layoffs at the Jefferson Terrace Boulevard location are the result of IberiaBank’s acquisition of Te...
| Political Talk|| IBM picks Baton Rouge for Smarter Cities Challenge - LSURussian on 3/25/14 at 1:46 pm|
[quote]Baton Rouge was selected as one of 16 cities worldwide, and [b]one of only four in the United States[/b], to receive IBM’s Smarter Cities Challenge grants, Mayor President Kip Holden announced Tuesday morning.
The competitive award amounts to $500,000 worth of consulting to target the most...
| Help Board|| TD.com still freezing/running slow using Mozilla Firefox with Adobe Flash add on - LSURussian on 3/25/14 at 11:18 am|
Several months ago I started a Help Board thread about TD running slow and frequently freezing up when I use Mozilla Firefox browser.
Another poster suggested I disable the Adobe Flash add on for videos which I did and it worked. TD worked fine. Of course that means that I can't watch some videos...
| Political Talk|| Panel to discuss St George incorporation canceled - LSURussian on 3/24/14 at 9:55 pm|
[quote]A panel to debate the issues of the proposed city of St. George was abruptly canceled after one of the parties objected to having the media present.
The forum was scheduled for Monday and was to be hosted by the American Constitution Society, a student group within the LSU law school. Th...
| Political Talk|| Spinoff thread from CATS tax lawsuit: BREC puts tax renewal on April ballot - LSURussian on 3/24/14 at 11:49 am|
The only way I can protest the CATS tax gerrymandering is to vote NO for all new and renewal tax proposals.
Yes, I know, BREC does a good job, but I'm voting NO for the April 5 tax renewal.
[quote]The single proposition on the ballot will include two tax renewals: 4.1 mills for capital improve...
| Political Talk|| La. Supreme Court refuses to hear CATS tax legality lawsuit - LSURussian on 3/24/14 at 11:28 am|
[link=(http://www.wjbo.com/articles/local-news-119442/supreme-court-puts-brakes-on-cats-12181196/)]LINK[/link][quote]BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Supreme Court denied to hear arguments dealing with a lawsuit over the CATS property tax.
It means an end to the suit over the controversial tax that v...
| Tiger Rant|| Will Kade Scivicque ever hit a triple in his LSU career? - LSURussian on 3/22/14 at 10:29 pm|
KS is a baseball player through and through. He looks like a baseball player. He walks to the batters box like he has zero f*cks to give. I really enjoy watching him play the game.
But when he runs full speed his feet sure do stay in the same place a long time.
| Political Talk|| Charles Krauthammer answers all the Poli Board posters who ask "What should... - LSURussian on 3/17/14 at 8:24 pm|
...obama do about Ukraine?"
His column is too long to quote and quoting parts of it would not do it justice.
| Help Board|| Please help me understand why this thread was anchored on the Poli Board - LSURussian on 3/15/14 at 10:35 am|
Other than it was started by you-know-who (not me, fwiw), I don't understand why it was anchored. It had some pretty good back and forth and a couple of brilliant posts, as usual, by me...
| Political Talk|| A 7th grade school teacher removes a student from her class by... - LSURussian on 3/15/14 at 10:25 am|
...pulling on his shirt. [link=(http://theadvocate.com/home/8632111-125/baker-teachers-arrest-raises-questions)]LINK[/link]
[quote]Anderson told the student three times to tuck in his shirt. He refused and resisted the teacher when she tried to get him to exit the classroom.
Anderson (the teache...
| Political Talk|| Charles Krauthammer nails it again regarding Obama's foreign policy weaknesses - LSURussian on 3/11/14 at 11:59 am|
[quote]How to figure out Obama’s foreign policy? In his first U.N. speech, he says: “No one nation can or should try to dominate another nation.” On what planet? Followed by the assertion that “alignments of nations rooted in the cleavages of a long-gone Cold War” — like NATO? — “make no sense in an...
| Political Talk|| New group enters fray on future of EBR school system. Seeks new legislation. - LSURussian on 3/11/14 at 9:09 am|
[quote]In a news release, Tim Johnson, the hired spokesman for the new group, The Committee For Progress, indicated the group wants to shift the conversation from the petition drive to create the city of St. George to dealing with problems in public education that gave rise to that effort.
| Tiger Rant|| Andrew Stevenson's little brother was in the LSU dugout on Sunday - LSURussian on 3/10/14 at 5:48 pm|
In case anyone was wondering who the young boy was standing next to Coach Mainieri during the Sunday game, he was Andrew Stevenson's little brother, Matthew, 16. The kid went nuts in the dugout when his big brother hit the triple.
And after the game, Matthew joined the team in lining up on the i...
| Money Talk|| Founder of an online bitcoin exchange found dead - LSURussian on 3/5/14 at 2:39 pm|
[link=(http://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/head-online-currency-exchange-found-dead-singapore-n45101)]LINK[/link][quote]Autumn Radtke, the CEO of an upstart online currency exchange, died last week under mysterious circumstances at her home in Singapore.
Radtke, the U.S.-born head of ...
| Political Talk|| Misdemeanor citation in Baton Rouge? Go to jail. New city jail bill filed. - LSURussian on 3/4/14 at 11:01 am|
[quote][b][u]Legislator files bill that would fund Baton Rouge City Jail[/u] [/b]
A Baton Rouge legislator prefiled a bill Friday that would move the city-parish one step closer to getting a full-time misdemeanor jail.
If the law passes, law enforcement would be able to jail misdemeanor offend...
| Political Talk|| Today's Tribune Op-Ed cartoon pretty much sums up our COIC* - LSURussian on 3/2/14 at 9:21 am|
*[b]C[/b]ommunity [b]O[/b]rganizer [b]I[/b]n [b]C[/b]hief
[img]http://www.usnews.com/dims4/USNEWS/ff9113e/2147483647/thumbnail/766x511%3E/format/png/quality/85/?url=%2Fcmsmedia%2F5f%2F7e%2F937652eb4068b101dacd89903582%2F20140225edsuc-a.tif width = 550[/img]
ETA: Lest we forget.....
| Political Talk|| Perhaps a good breakthrough regarding the St George independent school district - LSURussian on 2/28/14 at 12:58 pm|
ETA: Lifted from a thread on the O-T Lounge:
[link=(http://businessreport.com/article/20140228/BUSINESSREPORT0117/140229763?utm_source=Louisiana+Business+Inc.&utm_campaign=862b0f5107-News_Alert&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6575324e37-862b0f5107-324989849)]LINK[/link][quote]State Sen. Mack "Bodi" W...
| Political Talk|| Ukraine's parliament has voted to oust President Yanukovych - LSURussian on 2/22/14 at 4:58 pm|
Yanukovych has fled the capital to an ethnic Russian enclave in eastern Ukraine. The capital of Kiev is now an open city. The national government has been deposed. [link=(http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/ukraines-president-open-to-early-vote-polish-leader-says-scores-reported-killed-in-clashes/20...
| Political Talk|| A well written letter to the editor about St George schools in today's paper - LSURussian on 2/21/14 at 1:14 pm|
[link=(http://theadvocate.com/news/opinion/8430819-123/letter-problems-bigger-than-schools)]LINK[/link][quote]I live in the proposed “new city” of St. George, and this move will force my children out of the magnet system and into either an overcrowded, poorly thought-out new public system, or into p...
| Tiger Rant|| Before Bregman is finished playing baseball, he will be the GOAT from LSU. - LSURussian on 2/16/14 at 7:37 pm|
I don't mean just during his LSU years. I'm talking about before he hangs up his spikes, he will be the best baseball player from LSU to ever play in the majors.
We had better enjoy watching that kid play. He is a joy to watch play the game......in the field, at the plate and running the bases. ...
| Political Talk|| Nice write up in today's Advocate on one of the St George City organizers - LSURussian on 2/16/14 at 11:09 am|
I admire anyone who has volunteered time to work in public schools (like me :lol:).
Browning seems like a classy guy, unlike the other two leaders of the effort. I just wish Browning would put as much effort into improving the EBR school system as he has trying to break away from it. If he did, I...
| Tiger Rant|| The radar pitch speed display on the scoreboard has finally arrived! - LSURussian on 2/15/14 at 10:44 am|
I didn't see a topic about this new feature at the Box so sorry if it's already been debated within a thread.
It's been a long time coming but I really enjoyed the new feature.
Nola's fastball was consistently hitting 93-94 while UNO's starting pitcher fastest pitch that I saw was 86. Most of ...
| Political Talk|| Iran to send two warships off the U.S. coast - LSURussian on 2/8/14 at 11:04 am|
[quote]TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A senior Iranian naval commander says his country has sent several warships to the Atlantic Ocean, close to U.S. maritime borders for the first time.
The commander of Iran’s No...