| 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?...
| Political Talk|| Is "school choice" at odds with the concept of neighborhood schools? - Asgard Device on 1/22/14 at 9:27 pm|
The marketing behind school choice is that if your child's school blows then you can enroll in a school that is performing better. Kids from poor urban areas can enroll in nearby affluent suburban schools.
The marketing behind neighborhood schools is that it stops cross-town bussing and creates ...
| More Sports Board|| Could Los Angeles host a Winter Olympics? - Asgard Device on 1/22/14 at 11:40 am|
What are the odds of this becoming a reality in the next 40 years or so?
Theres plenty of great spots to utilize in the surrounding mountains. ...
| Political Talk|| Does St George school system need the majority vote in EBR parish - Asgard Device on 1/9/14 at 12:03 pm|
if they incorporate?
I know it has to be voted state-wide and parish-wide if they are unincorporated, but does that change if they form a city?
This detail is important, IMO. ...
| Political Talk|| BESE member under investigation - Asgard Device on 1/6/14 at 8:13 pm|
[quote]The review said Lee collected $13,073 from BESE for travel expenses between 2009-12 that Lee did not personally pay.
Purpera said Lee instead paid for his travel with a credit card from the DeSoto Parish School system,
[quote]The audit also said Lee improperly terminated his s...
| 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....