| O-T Lounge|| Arizona/PHX OTers: Hows your allergies there when compared to where you came from? - Asgard Device on 1/25/15 at 10:28 pm|
I noticed there's a few of you LSU alumni/Louisiana natives that are now living in the Phoenix or Tucson metros. I've heard that allergies can be a problem over there, particularly with the diversity of pollen (olive trees?) and the dust. I'm not sure about air quality.
Can you tell me if you no...
| O-T Lounge|| OT horticulturists: Pruning crepe myrtles? - Asgard Device on 1/25/15 at 3:51 pm|
I ripped on people before for seemingly killing their crepe myrtles by chopping the top half off every year, but my crepe myrtles have gotten outta control.
I trimmed back the branches that were touching my house but it still doesn't look right.
If I really cut it back to the main branches, ...
| Political Talk|| Governor Bobby Jindal's Twitter is a train wreck. Complete with bad grammar. - Asgard Device on 1/23/15 at 10:38 pm|
I know he has a bunch of idiotic yes men (Choctaw) working for him and it's not like Jindal himself is posting this crap to Twitter, but it is still amusing to me.
[link=(https://twitter.com/BobbyJindal)]Gov. Bobby Jindal - Verified Twitter account[/lin...
| Political Talk|| Would you support a truly flat fee tax? - Asgard Device on 1/22/15 at 5:45 pm|
US Budget is $3.03 trillion.
Population is 320,206,000.
Levy a tax of $9,462.65 for every person in America. Doesn't matter if you're rich or poor. Everyone pays the same amount. Everyone pulls their weight. A family of 4 would owe $37,851.
I'm guessing the budget would shrink dramatical...
| O-T Lounge|| Cops parking in fire zones - Asgard Device on 1/22/15 at 1:38 pm|
at say a shopping center then going inside a restaurant to eat. Saw cops fill up the entire fire lane today. They were eating when I walked in and still there when I left an hour later. 2 out of 3 were obese.
It's legal as far as I know but should it be acceptable?
Or is the ability to leave...
| Political Talk|| Would America be safer if Israelis just packed their shite up and left Israel? - Asgard Device on 1/21/15 at 6:50 pm|
Let's say hypothetically, Israelis just decided to say "frick this" and just got all their shite (weapons included) and decided to relocate to Australia or some shite.
One of the largest recruiting tools used by terrorists will now be gone. No more Palestine and Jewish settlements to complain about...
| O-T Lounge|| Layoff spinoff: Will housing markets get hit hard by the layoffs? Which ones? - Asgard Device on 1/20/15 at 8:35 pm|
If oil stays below $60 for another year then which markets do you see getting hurt the most? I'm not in the O&G industry so I don't know exactly where the people who are getting laid off live and are buying houses.
Houston, Katy, and Lafayette? How affected (if at all) are housing markets in Aus...
| Money Talk|| What's the MB's opinion of Jabil Circuit (NYSE: JBL)? - Asgard Device on 1/20/15 at 3:06 pm|
Really, I'm just curious as to whether or not the American company can remain competitive in the cut-throat contract manufacturing game. They're 3rd in the world right now, with HQ in St. Pete, FL and factories in Malaysia and Taiwan.
| Political Talk|| Why can't Florida eliminate their corporate income taxes? - Asgard Device on 1/20/15 at 1:59 pm|
They elect people like Rick Scott and the districts are drawn up in a way that ensures complete dominance by the GOP in the state legislature.
Is it because the retirees and hotels fear that their property and sales taxes will go up?
| Political Talk|| According to ITEP, middle income earners pay a higher percentage of state/local taxes in T - Asgard Device on 1/16/15 at 12:20 am|
How is this possible?
[u]Tax burden of the second 20%:[/u]
[b]Texas - 10.4%
California - 9.0%[/b]
Louisiana - 10.0%
New York - 11.0%
[u]Tax burden of the middle 20%:[/u]
[b]Texas - 8.7%
California - 8.2%[/b]
Louisiana - 9.5%
New York - 12.0%
[u]Tax burden of the fou...
| O-T Lounge|| Cop gropes chick in divorce court - arrests her for saying he groped her - Asgard Device on 1/15/15 at 5:41 pm|
Video is hard to watch.
[quote]A mother and her three-yr-old daughter showed up to court for a non-criminal minor proceeding.
During the proceeding, [b]Officer Ron Fox unexpectedly commanded the mother, Monica Catreas, 28, to enter a private room with him in order to submit to a random “drug sea...
| Political Talk|| Crime went down in Denver after legalizing the sale of marijuana. - Asgard Device on 1/14/15 at 11:07 pm|
[quote]violent crime in the city and county of Denver was down 3 percent[/quote]
[quote]property crime in the city is down by more than 11 percent from the same six-month period of 2013.[/quote]
But the police industry tells us that it'll be mayhem if we legalize it.
| O-T Lounge|| Cops can legally have sex with prostitutes in order to arrest them for it? - Asgard Device on 1/14/15 at 10:01 pm|
[quote]After seeing the affidavit, Bales believed the actions of the undercover officer violated a department rule prohibiting sexual conduct while on-duty, a violation punishable by termination. The lawsuit states the police chief later concluded [b]the officer did not violate that rule because he ...
| Political Talk|| NYPD has said they will now only arrest people "when absolutely necessary." - Asgard Device on 1/10/15 at 11:28 pm|
Isn't that what the government should be doing in the first place? :dunno: ...
| O-T Lounge|| Man sues police officer after arresting him for recording him. Phone wiped. - Asgard Device on 1/10/15 at 11:19 pm|
[quote]Thompson was shoved to the ground and arrested by Barboza in January [b]as he stood on his porch[/b] recording the officer with his iPhone. Thompson said he began recording Barboza because he was talking loudly on his cell phone and swearing while working a detail. Thompson was charged with w...
| Political Talk|| Detained for 19 Days: Immigration checkpoint refusal backfires - Reason.com - Asgard Device on 1/6/15 at 10:24 pm|
Reason.com produced a video about this story.
This guy is a truck driver and was going through a check point in Texas on i-35. When he refused to answer any of their questions he was charged with impeding their "investigation" even though there was no probable cause. They held the guy for two wee...
| O-T Lounge|| Georgia Sheriff that disfigured toddler refuses to pay the medical bills - Asgard Device on 1/4/15 at 11:47 pm|
Basically, the person they were looking for didn't live in the home and wasn't there but they did a no-knock raid anyway. In doing so, they threw a stun-grenade through the window but unfortunately it landed in the toddler's crib and fricked his face up permanently and collapsed his lung.
| O-T Lounge|| Why is electricity more expensive in Texas than in La, AR, and OK? - Asgard Device on 1/2/15 at 5:08 pm|
(per KWH, at least)
Is it due to the extra layer created by the 3rd party resellers? ...
| O-T Lounge|| Why are people on Craigslist so crazy? - Asgard Device on 1/2/15 at 2:06 pm|
I'm selling like 30 items on there because I'm trying to clear out space and reduce clutter but I hate to throw it away. I keep getting these trashy sounding dudes from way out who are full court pressing to save $10 on a used item.
This guy from French Settlement called 6 times, texted 3 times,...
| O-T Lounge|| NYPD shoots at unarmed man in Times Square and hits two innocent bystanders - Asgard Device on 1/1/15 at 1:09 pm|
[quote]The man, Glenn Broadnax, 35, of Brooklyn, created a disturbance on Sept. 14, wading into traffic at 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue and throwing himself into the path of oncoming cars.
A curious crowd grew. Police officers arrived and tried to corral Mr. Broadnax, a 250-pound man. When he re...