| Political Talk|| Lawsuits: Cops forced man to undergo enemas, colonoscopy - Asgard Device on 12/18/13 at 10:50 pm|
Granted, my initial reaction to this is tempered by the fact that the plaintiff is an ex-con.
[quote]The lawsuit states that David Eckert, 54, spent more than 12 hours in custody last January at a police station and local hospital after being pulled over for a traffic violation. Yet he was never...
| O-T Lounge|| NYPD Shootings by the Numbers for 2012: only 24 dogs shot. - Asgard Device on 12/16/13 at 10:36 pm|
[quote]People hit by NYPD gunfire: 30
People shot by the NYPD accidentally (bystanders or accidental discharge): 14
Total rounds fired by NYPD: 331
Dogs shot by NYPD: 24
It's pretty cool of ...
| Money Talk|| What does it take to open a payday loan business? - Asgard Device on 12/11/13 at 4:28 pm|
How hard is it to open and run a pay day loan place? They pop up and I always think to myself that it seems like a bad idea when there's 5 others within a mile.
Yet these places stay in business even after they're robbed or even shot, so obviously they are making money.
Anyone here been inv...
| O-T Lounge|| Stop resisting! - Asgard Device on 12/10/13 at 5:45 pm|
| O-T Lounge|| NYPD cops beat up TPOS family and defend themselves against ferocious parakeet - Asgard Device on 12/10/13 at 12:26 am|
Supposedly the dude was taking the trash out when the cop noticed an orange cone that was illegally parked. Things escalated from there.
[quote]The cops demanded to see identification and Avellanet, 26, refused, stating that he had done nothing wrong. A cop grabbed Avellanet by the arm, but he w...
| O-T Lounge|| OT legal scholars: Legality of hosting animated GIFs of the NBA on a website - Asgard Device on 12/7/13 at 5:48 pm|
I have seen 2-3 minute videos get removed, but animated GIFs created from NBA broadcasts seem to go on, unpunished.
Is there a threshold of time that a video clip needs to be met before the NBA copyright alarms are activated? ...
| O-T Lounge|| Comparisons between humid and dry heat. What's a good formula to use? - Asgard Device on 12/3/13 at 12:19 am|
For instance, I'm curious how 95 and 105 degree dry desert (inland California) heat would compare with our muggy South Louisiana summer climates. What would be the equivalent temps?
Is there an official chart or something I could look at? Preferably a chart with sweat index. :usa:...
| O-T Lounge|| any truth to this rumor? Thugs attacking people on 3rd street? - Asgard Device on 11/4/13 at 8:45 am|
Allegedly some fellers were playing a friendly game of "knock-out" this past weekend with late-night bar and club patrons on 3rd street in downtown Baton Rouge.
Knockout is a wholesome game where you run up to people and punch them in the head as hard as you can and run away. Obviously, you rece...
| O-T Lounge|| BTR robber follows 91 y/o man home, steals wallet, breaks ribs - Asgard Device on 11/1/13 at 1:04 pm|
When not incarcerated, the robber lives in the Springlake at Bluebonnet subdivision.
| O-T Lounge|| Where's the best place in BR to buy specialty wood/boards? (not plywood) - Asgard Device on 10/22/13 at 6:42 pm|
I'm looking for a piece of sanded oak or birch that is 30" wide, between 1 and 2 inches thick, and 6ft long. (5' would suffice)
Butcher block meant for a kitchen would also be acceptable, but isn't that generally more expensive?
The only place I've looked thus far is Lowes and they didn't ha...
| O-T Lounge|| Az Man gets 10+ years in jail for refusing to disarm while in his own yard - Asgard Device on 10/8/13 at 9:56 pm|
[quote]It was May 2009 and Shannon Connely was asleep in his southwest Valley home when suddenly the sound of squealing tires and barking dogs awakened him.
Worried because of a recent burglary attempt, Connely grabbed his holstered handgun and ran outside to find a police officer.
| Political Talk|| Louisiana had largest increase in unemployment rate YOY - Asgard Device on 9/23/13 at 1:35 pm|
According to bls.gov, Louisiana's unemployment rate has risen to 7%. This puts them in a 6-way tie for 22nd place.
Only 12 states have a worse unemployment rate than a year ago. 2 stayed the same. The other 36 states improved.
Louisiana's rate rose more than any other state this year.
| Political Talk|| What labor laws should exist in America at the Federal level? - Asgard Device on 9/6/13 at 12:09 am|
| Political Talk|| Welfare by state. Are these charts accurate? - Asgard Device on 9/4/13 at 1:14 am|
I saw these floating around the internet today..
AFCD (Aid to Families with Dependent Children)
Source?: [link=(http://www.statisticbrain.com/welfare-statistics/)]Welfare Statistics | Statistic Brain[/link]
Percent of State Population Partic...
| Political Talk|| Should we make public everyone who is on the government dole? - Asgard Device on 8/18/13 at 12:09 am|
I was thinking about government accountability and transparency. A spin off from the film tax credits threads which are mired by a lack of transparency. It cuts both ways, imo.
Should there be a publicly accessible database that has lists of everyone who is on food stamps, public housing, welfar...
| Political Talk|| If food stamp expansion showed a positive impact on the economy.. - Asgard Device on 8/16/13 at 5:31 pm|
would you support it? What would the multiplier effect need to be? Anything over 1? 2? 5? 20? Never?
Here's a bunch of liberals talking about it:
[quote]The industry research firm Moody's Economy.com tracked the potential impact of each stimulus dollar, looking at tax rebates, tax incentives f...
| O-T Lounge|| How much do entry-level ACLU lawyers make? - Asgard Device on 7/30/13 at 8:14 am|
Any OTers know anybody who works for this group?
eta: I'm guessing $40k, or less....
| Political Talk|| My nephew was automatically enrolled into a virtual school - Asgard Device on 7/30/13 at 8:03 am|
My brother moved away from Louisiana but just found out his kid was enrolled at a virtual school and that the state is paying for it.
WTF? How did this private company get his information and who gave them authorization?
He called. Its for one class and its unclear if it means one less class ...
| Movie/TV Board|| Cheaters - KZUP in btr - Asgard Device on 7/12/13 at 4:04 pm|
It's a guilty pleasure of mine to watch this show, but its been years. I appreciate what a great troll Joey Greco is.
I'm planning on catching it on KZUP in all it's SDTV glory in the near future. ...
| Political Talk|| Florida Accidentally Banned All Computers - Asgard Device on 7/10/13 at 12:29 am|
LOL. Florida has one of the worst state legislatures in the nation.
[quote]When Florida lawmakers recently voted to ban all Internet cafes, they worded the bill so poorly that they effectively outlawed every computer in the state, according to a recent lawsuit.[/quote]
[quote]The ban defines il...
| Political Talk|| Gasland 2: now available on demand - Asgard Device on 7/9/13 at 12:00 am|
I just fired this show up.
I'm 15 minutes deep and so far it appears to be a bunch of typical white country folk liberals whining about contaminated water. Oh, now they're building a water line to pipe clean water into the town. Problem solved.
I assume the rest of the documentary is a ticke...
| Money Talk|| Doctor bill paid. Still went into collections. - Asgard Device on 7/8/13 at 1:54 pm|
4 months ago, my wife had a medical procedure done. We consulted with the doctor about how much everything would cost, in an itemized fashion.
During the procedure, we noticed a doctor, whom we have never met. walked in, said "hi", looked at an x-ray for 2 seconds and left.
2 weeks later we ...
| Political Talk|| Pay It Forward' Plan In Oregon Would Make Tuition "Free" At State's universities - Asgard Device on 7/7/13 at 12:45 am|
[quote]The concept – called Pay It Forward – calls for students to attend public universities tuition free and loan free. In exchange, students would have 3 percent deducted from their post-graduation paychecks for about a quarter-century. The money would go into a fund to pay for future students.[/...
| Help Board|| Why was my CSB thread about going through a checkpoint deleted? - Asgard Device on 7/3/13 at 10:57 pm|
Which rule did it break?
No big deal. Just curious. :cheers:...
| Political Talk|| City of Clinton has a 11pm curfew for all citizens. - Asgard Device on 6/11/13 at 10:51 pm|
[quote]Chief Dunn said the first time you will get let off with a verbal warning, the second a summons and the third could land you a court date.[/quote]
Is this sort of freedom-trampling acceptable as long as it is done by local governments and the majority of voters approve? ...
| O-T Lounge|| Vinyl pool liner needs replacing. Options? - Asgard Device on 6/9/13 at 4:52 pm|
I have a basic 18x36" pool that is only 6' deep. (I'm OT poor) The liner is over 10 years old, still has a good color and is mostly in good shape, except for a few small spots where it is starting to get loose.
So, I'm thinking a new pool liner will be in order sometime in the next couple of yea...
| Political Talk|| Do you support mandated virtual classes for all school children? - Asgard Device on 5/23/13 at 10:26 pm|
Just curious where this board stands on mandating that all high school students enroll in at least one course from an approved list of virtual school providers? Tax payers would pay for it, not the students (directly.)
For, or against? ...
| O-T Lounge|| Are Toyota Tundras not intended to be used as trucks? - Asgard Device on 5/22/13 at 7:27 am|
I have nothing against Toyotas. I had one that served me well, but..
I saw two Tundras recently while traveling, that caught my eye. They were both pulling travel trailers down I-10 and the frames were twisting and bending like crazy. One of them looked like the bed was going to completely twist ...
| O-T Lounge|| Shooting at Hooper Road Park :confirmed: UPDATED with link - Asgard Device on 5/18/13 at 10:30 pm|
Paging SPEEDY, TheDoc, and all the OT detectives:
I heard that somebody may have been shot and/or robbed at Hooper Road park. I didn't see anything in the news, and I searched this forum.
I partake in the mountain bike trails from time to time and this is of great interest to me.
| Political Talk|| My coworker says Im an extremist - Asgard Device on 4/19/13 at 4:15 pm|
A libertarian one. Am I? I consider myself to be "this and that.". Here's some of my beliefs regardless if federal or local, most of which he disagrees with.
- There should be no corporate income tax.
- All personal income should be taxed the same, with zero preferential treatment of one over ...