| 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...
| O-T Lounge|| From an Olympics hotel menu in Sochi, Russia yesterday - LSURussian on 2/6/14 at 11:42 am|
I hear the "cakes in ass" are yummy!
[img]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BfpeBl-CQAAnwbW.jpg width = 400[/img]
[b]For the non-Russian speakers, the Russian version says "Assortment of pastries." [/b]...
| Tiger Rant|| Alan Faneca featured on the 1st page of Yahoo. He's now a marathoner. - LSURussian on 2/4/14 at 5:15 pm|
He's now a marathon runner.
[quote]We've seen NFL linemen drop a lot of weight after retirement, but it seems like Alan Faneca has them all beat.
Jeff Saturday looks good in a suit on ESPN, but he's not running marathons. Faneca did run the 26.2 miles this weekend, looking shockingly svelte ...
| Money Talk|| AT&T stock being punished for their new lower priced family plan - LSURussian on 2/3/14 at 9:16 am|
It's down almost 3% this morning, or down $0.97.
Div yield is up to 5.7%.
ETA: Full disclosure - I bought this AM at $32.35....
| Political Talk|| St George organizers will stop disclosing how many petition signatures they have - LSURussian on 1/27/14 at 2:32 pm|
[quote]Rainey also said St. George leaders will no longer update the public about how many signatures they have collected.
Earlier in January, he said they had about 10,000 signatures, but the number cannot be validated because St. George leaders never made the lists of signatures public and th...
| Political Talk|| Five years ago today, pres Obama signed an executive order... - LSURussian on 1/22/14 at 9:08 pm|
....requiring the closing of the Gitmo terrorist prison within one year.
Apparently, Obama was just joking when he did it....
| Money Talk|| Real estate attorneys: is title insurance needed? - LSURussian on 1/16/14 at 8:33 pm|
Why should a buyer of a house pay a couple thousand dollars for insurance to insure that the guy selling the insurance did his job correctly?...
| Political Talk|| If the EBR budget is so unfair to St George, why didn't their councilmen.... - LSURussian on 1/16/14 at 5:46 pm|
Much of the complaining by the residents of what would become the City of St George has been about the "unfairness" of the EBR budget, that taxes being paid by EBR residents who live outside the city limits is being transferred into the city's spending account through what is called...
| Political Talk|| St. George backers back out of debate forum.Discussion of issue slated to go on. - LSURussian on 1/14/14 at 8:17 pm|
[quote]Backers of an effort to create a new city in East Baton Rouge Parish apparently won’t be represented at a public forum this week that was supposed to bring together the St. George movement’s leaders, opponents and outside researchers.
Leaders With Vision, a non-partisan public policy gro...
| Political Talk|| Budget comparisons between St George & other Louisiana cities - LSURussian on 1/8/14 at 10:45 am|
I have consistently said the proposed budget of the new city of St George is unrealistic and is being purposefully low-balled by the organizers in order to keep from losing support.
If residents were told the truth about the city's finances, they would be less likely to support the effort just b...
| Money Talk|| PlanoPrivateer & thebrowns: Your attention is needed in the predictions thread - LSURussian on 1/6/14 at 2:34 pm|
Both of you entered a...uh.....[i]goofy[/i] (:lol:) number for your Nikkei Index prediction.
I'm sure they were typos. Please let me know what you meant so I can put your prediction in my spreadsheet.
ETA: Also, [b]Lookin4Par[/b], [b]Lsut81[/b], [b]CompanyMan[/b], [b]Ben...
| Tiger Rant|| Should LSU change its policy regarding Hall of Fame eligibility? - LSURussian on 1/5/14 at 9:29 pm|
Currently only athletes who graduate are eligible to be inducted into the LSU Athletic HoF.
This policy precludes some well known former LSU athletes from getting in.....Pete Maravich, for example.
I feel very strongly both ways.
What say you?...
| SEC Rant|| What SEC teams currently have a two game losing streak? - LSURussian on 1/2/14 at 11:34 pm|
I'll go first: Alabama.
| Money Talk|| (1/31/14 Updated standings are on page 6.) Predict the 12/31/2014 market prices. - LSURussian on 12/31/13 at 5:52 pm|
Predict where the markets will be one year from now!
To be eligible for the Grand Prize at the end of the year, you must make a prediction in each of the categories below. You can choose to not make a prediction in some of the categories and still be eligible to win the individual categories you ...
| Help Board|| Is there a limit on the number of bookmarked posts? - LSURussian on 12/30/13 at 12:47 pm|
It appears some of the posts I bookmarked have disappeared. I think I've narrowed it down to older posts which seem to have been dropped off as new ones were added.
| Money Talk|| Poodlebrain, tax advice help needed when lending money to a relative. - LSURussian on 12/28/13 at 10:48 am|
Poodle, I've talked with a real estate attorney and he has given me the green light on the situation I describe below but I want to make sure I'm not missing something from the IRS' angle.
We are planning on lending money to a relative so they can buy their first house.
We would take a first ...
| Money Talk|| XOM hit an all time high this morning, 12/26/13, at $100.23 (split adjusted) - LSURussian on 12/26/13 at 9:49 am|
This may be the Warren Buffett effect. Berkshire bought a little over 40 million shares earlier this year.
It's time for a 2 for 1 stock split! :nana:...
| Money Talk|| News anchor receives Bitcoin on TV only to have it promptly stolen - LSURussian on 12/23/13 at 10:50 pm|
I am not making this up!
[quote]Theft has been rampant in the Bitcoin community ever since the virtual currency was launched in 2009. That's why it's important to understand how it works before you try to use it.
Bloomberg TV host Matt Miller gave two anchors $20 worth of Bitcoin each using ...
| Political Talk|| Mary Landrieu's ads attacking Bill Cassidy prove she just doesn't get it - LSURussian on 12/21/13 at 6:40 pm|
She attacks him for wanting to protect social security by raising the retirement age and for voting to "shut down the government."
Aren't both of those what most Louisianians favor?
I know I do. :dunno:...
| Tiger Rant|| Tiger baseball players who graduated today! - LSURussian on 12/20/13 at 11:01 pm|
Baseball: Christopher Cotton, Tyler Hanover and Michael Mahtook