| More Sports Board|| Which NBA team will move to Seattle? - Asgard Device on 7/24/14 at 10:09 pm|
A) Charlotte Hornets
B) New Orleans Pelicans
C) Memphis Grizzlies
D) Milwaukee Bucks
E) LA Clippers
F) Sacramento Kings
G) None. The NBA will expand.
| Political Talk|| What the Feds issued tax credits instead of welfare? - Asgard Device on 7/21/14 at 1:37 pm|
What if the government decided to stop spending money on welfare and switch to a tax credit program.
The person who is eligible for benefits receives tax credits for food which can be redeemed in exchange for food. The company that sells the food would get a lower tax burden from the tax credits...
| Political Talk|| La State Police retirement system is severely underfunded - Asgard Device on 7/17/14 at 8:28 am|
I was reading the Advocate article this morning about how legislation was passed to give two top state troopers special treatment in the retirement system. (a mulligan, basically) Supposedly, some bond holders on Wall Street are concerned about corruption causing things to get worse.
Anyhow, the ...
| O-T Lounge|| Is it really this humid in Los Angeles? - Asgard Device on 7/12/14 at 6:11 pm|
It feels like a steam room right now in Baton Rouge, but according to the weather app, humidity is 48%.
53% in Houston.
47% in NY
but, 54% in Los Angeles and 58% in West Hollywood? ...
| Political Talk|| Louisiana state governments emails "gone in 30 days" says watchdog" - Asgard Device on 6/25/14 at 11:19 pm|
Tom Aswell, like him or not, claims he was unable to get deleted emails that were older than 30 days? This was back in April 2013. which means anything before then is gone. Do you think he is lying? The state may have adjusted their policy once they were unable to retrieve emails for the CNSI law s...
| O-T Lounge|| Local McD's milkshake machine was down twice in a row. - Asgard Device on 6/21/14 at 10:31 pm|
Experienced this two saturdays in a row. First time was at 3pm and the girl said it was down for maintenance. Today at 8:30pm she said they were out of milk shakes.
Is this a sign that the neighborhood is in the decline?...
| O-T Lounge|| EBR Sheriffs deputy shoots German Shepherd - Asgard Device on 6/12/14 at 8:08 am|
[quote]The deputy was patrolling on Metairie Drive in Baton Rouge when he noticed two large and aggressive German shepherds chasing a cat[/quote]
[quote]found the two dogs attacking the poodle once again, Hicks said. When he shouted at the German shepherds, one of them charged.
The deputy shot...
| Political Talk|| Louisiana economic growth lags nation in 2013? - Asgard Device on 6/11/14 at 11:54 pm|
[quote]Louisiana’s 2013 growth rate was below the national average of 1.8 percent, and ranked 34th among the 50 states. [/quote]
[quote]Texas grew 3.7 percent[/quote]
| Political Talk|| Anti St George guy here - would like to complain about annexations - Asgard Device on 6/10/14 at 11:50 pm|
Gerrymandering is a pet peeve of mine. Although it does meet the technical definition, this is not what people have in mind when they talk about contiguous districts:
| O-T Lounge|| Anybody here familiar with Bloomington, Illinois? - Asgard Device on 6/5/14 at 11:00 pm|
Seems like a pretty decent town with an old school any town USA vibe that Cosmo Kramer had in mind when he decorated his exterior doorway.
Civilized people still inhabit the core, the downtown is small but not abandoned, there's a very extensive bike trail system, the schools are very good, ther...
| Political Talk|| What part of Common Core instructs students on HOW to solve math problems? - Asgard Device on 5/27/14 at 11:46 am|
I see these images and articles on social media that depict crazy arse ways to solve problems that are not intuitive or easy to figure out at all. They seem to elicit a lot of rage out of plenty of people, but I also hear a whisper from others who claim that this has nothing to do with Common Core it...
| Political Talk|| What does the PT board think about Louisiana "test score gate"? - Asgard Device on 5/23/14 at 10:49 am|
There's some rogue blogs that are claiming that an IT employee at the Louisiana Department of Education was asked to doctor test score data, but there's no evidence to back it up.
On this blog, the author is trying to pressure the alleged whistleblower into going public - which I think is an ass...
| Political Talk|| How will the Jindal administration block the reduction of state contracts? - Asgard Device on 5/20/14 at 8:33 am|
Consulting contracts are all the rage these days and HB142 by Richard (I) would force the state to make cuts to state contracts which would free up money to be spent on higher educations and healthcare.
The bill made it past the senate finance committee yesterday. Will the administration be succ...
| Political Talk|| Report: Louisiana gets $3.35 in federal aid for every $1 paid in federal taxes - Asgard Device on 4/1/14 at 1:43 pm|
[quote]States getting the most and least federal support:
50. Mississippi (tie)
50. New Mexico (tie)
Source: Wallet Hub[/quote]
Texas now g...
| Political Talk|| Got approached by somebody from "Tradition, Family, and Property" - Asgard Device on 3/30/14 at 1:06 am|
So, we have a client that hosts events for his own clients and invites us as well.
I sat at a table next to a lady that struck up a conversation with me. Long story short, she started it off with a "putin is playing chess" comment and I just nodded and let her go on. She went on to tell me about...
| Political Talk|| Do conservatives ever cringe when government claims to have created jobs? - Asgard Device on 3/27/14 at 9:12 pm|
Just curious if its just the hardcore libertarians, or if free-market conservative types also cringe every time they hear a politician or government entity tout how they are creating x amount of jobs?
| O-T Lounge|| How's the bathroom situation on the MegaBus between BR and Houston? - Asgard Device on 3/26/14 at 2:38 pm|
Just one commode? Two-ply TP?
Does it have any sort of insulation for sound, or should I expect to make people feel uncomfortable in the event that nature calls? :cheers:
| Political Talk|| La. bill to call convention of the states is being debated by House committee - Asgard Device on 3/26/14 at 10:32 am|
HCR15 - a non-binding resolution that calls a convention of the states to propose US constitutional amendments.
Whoops. Bill was deferred while typing this post.
| O-T Lounge|| EBRSO shooting radar in BR city - Asgard Device on 3/21/14 at 8:14 am|
Fella was set up on Greenwell Springs, almost to Airline (around Greentree Dr).
I know they serve the whole parish but I honestly don't recall seeing them radar in the city limits before.
Is this normal?
secondary question: who wins in an all-out battle between EBRSO and the BRPD? ...
| Political Talk|| La Legislative session for 3-19-14 - featuring student privacy and a Trayvon law - Asgard Device on 3/19/14 at 8:52 am|
House Committee on Education 9:00AM
HB384, HB555, HB560, and HB946 all deal with prohibitions on the collection and sharing of student information. Not sure if education secretary John White still opposes these laws.
House Committee on Insurance 9:30AM
HB502 - Buford - requir...
| O-T Lounge|| State Trooper tazed by BRPD officer - Asgard Device on 3/12/14 at 10:09 pm|
[quote]The Baton Rouge Police responded to a call of a fight near the LSU campus on Sunday morning. Once they arrived on the scene, they found two groups of men in a parking lot. Police zeroed in on one man who was reportedly holding his beer bottle in a threatening manner.
According to a probabl...
| Political Talk|| Is La. state rep. Jerome Richard trolling Jindal with proposed legislation? - Asgard Device on 3/10/14 at 10:55 pm|
Here's some of the bills he has filed:
[u]HB74[/u]: Eliminates nomination by legislators of students for free tuition to Tulane University.
[u]HB121[/u]: Makes records of the governor's office subject to public records laws.
[u]HB142[/u]: Provides for a 10% reduction of all state professio...
| O-T Lounge|| Anybody else hate the new Google maps? (desktop version) - Asgard Device on 3/5/14 at 2:59 pm|
The only improved thing about it is that it uses more screen since it is derived from the mobile version. I find that it takes more clicks to accomplish the same tasks. Some of it keeps getting in the way. :violin:...
| O-T Lounge|| Two juveniles arrested after Facebook dog abuse video goes viral - Asgard Device on 3/4/14 at 9:59 pm|
Saw this floating around Facebook a while back. Apparently, they tracked down the kid and made some arrests.
[link=(http://fox2now.com/2014/02/27/outrage-over-north-county-facebook-dog-abuse-video-goes-viral/)]LINK to news story[/link]
| Political Talk|| Guy used to sell me weed is now a detective - Asgard Device on 3/3/14 at 4:07 pm|
He flunked out of college, his dad is politically connected to the sheriff so he was hired and promoted to detective within 3 years.
I don't necessarily have a problem with ex drug dealers becoming cops because I don't think it should be illegal in the first place. He's a good guy just trying to...
| Political Talk|| La HB 503 - declares official state book - Asgard Device on 3/3/14 at 2:51 pm|
to be the Holy Bible.
Rep. Carmody (R) :bow:...
| O-T Lounge|| Recommend a company to install granite counter tops in kitchen - Central/BR - Asgard Device on 2/16/14 at 1:59 pm|
I need a new sink and faucet, so I was toying with the idea of doing a little kitchen remodel instead of just replacing the sink and faucet.
I have 42 sq ft of counter top. Would need a cut-out for the stove top and would be interested in an under mount sink as well. Would it be reasonable to ex...
| More Sports Board|| Could Jim Thorpe have played professional sports if he was 25 today? - Asgard Device on 2/16/14 at 12:33 am|
Reading about what Jim Thorpe did is pretty amazing. He didn't seem to have a good work ethic but he was good at virtually everything. I truly believe that today's athletes are better than those of the past (on average) and have my doubts about how well legends would stack up against them.
| Political Talk|| Louisianavoice: no bid contracts for St. George organizer? - Asgard Device on 2/7/14 at 10:01 pm|
This guy obviously has an agenda and goes on long rants, but it seems he has enough information to where at the very least it looks bad and is worth investigating further. There appears to be very little accountability or performance metrics concerning these contracts which may or may not be a way t...
| Political Talk|| Should LSU TAF be allowed to fund political campaigns? - Asgard Device on 2/6/14 at 3:24 pm|
Is it ethically acceptable for private entities, that solely exist to manage public school athletic foundations, to make contributions to local and state politicians?
What say the PT board?...