| Political Talk|| re: City of Gonzales Councilman upsets parents at special needs park groundbreaking - OleWar on 12/6/13 at 8:15 pm|
Maybe the best facebook page of a local politician ever!
| Political Talk|| City of Gonzales Councilman upsets parents at special needs park groundbreaking - OleWar on 12/6/13 at 2:26 pm|
A bit of local politics on a slow news day....
| Political Talk|| re: "The World of English Freedoms" a must read - OleWar on 11/16/13 at 12:57 pm|
The notion of "English Freedoms" seems a bit oxymoranic, historically and simplistic. Henry the VIII, Oliver Cromwell, the Puritans in New England, colonialism, a social caste system that continues to this day. And to say the English developed a civic as opposed to ethnic nationality; well the Sc...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Homeless Couple given House, Strip it to Buy Crack - OleWar on 11/13/13 at 10:04 pm|
[quote]Now Douglas and her boyfriend are in jail[/quote]
Still have a roof over their head....
| O-T Lounge|| re: I need some interesting videos on TED to watch - OleWar on 11/13/13 at 7:57 pm|
One called "Net Delusion" by Evgeny Morozov
"Occupy Death" by Peter Saul a little depressing but pretty important
General Stan McChrystal 's talk was good, I cant't remember if it was before or after he got fired
| Political Talk|| re: U.S. Special Forces Accused of War Atrocities - Rollingstone - OleWar on 11/6/13 at 9:43 pm|
If the SF guys had sexually assaulted some women US or Afghan this would be all over the liberal news media. If the SF guys were being denied Christian religious liberties, the conservative media would be going crazy. From a national level this gets a pass, no one cares about dead Afghan men.
| Political Talk|| re: U.S. Special Forces Accused of War Atrocities - Rollingstone - OleWar on 11/6/13 at 9:09 pm|
So the initial ISAF investigation found nothing credible, but the UN, Red Cross and Afghans did, and now according to the article the CID investigation is ongoing....
| Political Talk|| re: U.S. Special Forces Accused of War Atrocities - Rollingstone - OleWar on 11/6/13 at 8:59 pm|
I hear you, but I have a feeling the mainstream media is going to pass on this. Within the military and SF community it will be interesting how it is handled....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Joining the military after college - OleWar on 11/6/13 at 8:18 pm|
I was in school with a Major who did a lot of time with this organization.
| Political Talk|| re: Feds confiscate investigative reporter’s confidential files during raid - OleWar on 10/26/13 at 7:29 pm|
Obama+Nixon= Chazz Palminteri...
| Political Talk|| re: Army chief: Just 2 brigades combat-ready - OleWar on 10/22/13 at 9:36 pm|
[quote]Honestly, it's probably good for the world that we're short on men right now.[/quote]
We are not short of men, the Army is planning on cutting thousands of majors, captains and mid level NCOs. The guys who have multiple combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan....
| Political Talk|| re: If California was ever ran like Texas, would it be the greatest place on Earth? - OleWar on 10/20/13 at 10:13 pm|
[quote]Not just Texas. California may be the only state that would have saved the redwoods. They were almost gone. And California is directly responsible for the national park system. The first national park was Yosemite and it started as a state park.[/quote]
This is nonsense. First California ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Teach for America - OleWar on 10/17/13 at 11:06 pm|
What you need to do is get an accounting job for TFA. The higher ups are clearing six figures easy. Besides that, it is an incredibly inefficient organization budget wise. You can find their financials on guide star....
| Political Talk|| re: Congress Debates, M1 Money Multiplier and M2 Money Velocity Collapse - OleWar on 10/14/13 at 7:45 pm|
The formula the author shows is GDP/money supply. Ideally and what the government and the fed wanted was with adding to the money supply, with QE, the economy would be stimulated and GDP would go up, but this didn't happen therefore the velocity of money is decreasing because that GDP is barely ris...
| More Sports Board|| re: Head referee for St. Paul's/ Mandeville game arrested in middle of game - OleWar on 10/14/13 at 4:43 pm|
Cop's kid was playing, needs to be at the very least suspended from the force for a while, and banned from going to games. Should be grateful if he does not get fired and or sued for a civil rights violation....
| Tiger Rant|| re: This Tiger Stadium problem was years in the making (long) - OleWar on 10/12/13 at 9:20 pm|
I think the ease of buying and selling tickets over the internet has also impacted attendance. Twenty years ago, it took a good bit of effort to pick up tickets, sell them to someone else etc. I think numerous people now get their tickets easy and early. There are also numerous people who are try...
| Political Talk|| re: Would like opinions on this: land-value tax views, Marx vs Friedman - OleWar on 10/10/13 at 9:24 pm|
Friedman said this was the least bad tax. It tends to hurt agrarians.
This is the basic concept of Georgism. Marx wanted to abolish all property so he is sort of coming at it from a different angle then Friedman....
| Music Board|| re: The Band/Artist Game - OleWar on 9/28/13 at 9:42 pm|
Simple Minds - Don't You Forget About Me 
Tears for Fears - Everybody Wants to Rule the World ...
| Political Talk|| re: President Hassan Rouhani and Iranian Politics - OleWar on 9/28/13 at 9:27 pm|
[quote]Let's take the current, narrow issue - Iran has claimed a goal, particularly from 1979 to the present of eliminating Israel as a state. Regardless of their actual intention or capabilities, do you agree that is their stated goal?[/quote]
The Iranian threat was never mentioned until after S...
| Political Talk|| re: Alert The Media! Cory Booker flirts with stripper online. Alert The media ! - OleWar on 9/25/13 at 9:35 pm|
| Political Talk|| re: Imagine a Society Where Individual Wealth Was Liquidated Upon Death - OleWar on 9/21/13 at 2:41 pm|
this is an evil, evil idea, but I assume a 100% inheritance tax would achieve pretty much what you are looking for....
| Political Talk|| re: Cassidy once donated to Senator Landrieu - OleWar on 9/20/13 at 10:31 pm|
voted to defund today....
| Political Talk|| re: Cassidy once donated to Senator Landrieu - OleWar on 9/20/13 at 8:42 pm|
I'm a primary voter, and I say good for him for not being an extremist....
| Political Talk|| re: Cassidy once donated to Senator Landrieu - OleWar on 9/20/13 at 7:01 pm|
By who? Landrieu? or whatever the name is of his conservative opponent.
ETA: Maness, I had to look that up....
| Political Talk|| re: US Capitol Police unit ordered to "stand down" during Navy Yard massacre? - OleWar on 9/19/13 at 2:16 pm|
I can't imagine the number of agencies that converged on the scene and how chaotic it must have been. It is probably a miracle certain agencies didn't shoot at each other, and that may even remain to be seen....
| Tiger Rant|| re: So can we expect PP7, HB and Kevin Minter to be on the sidelines for Auburn game - OleWar on 9/16/13 at 9:18 pm|
I don't know. I know he left early and didn't but maybe he has made up the credit hours since then.
I would think that would be a better prerequisite to getting sideline access then the qualifications being imposed on both sides of the argument....
| Tiger Rant|| re: So can we expect PP7, HB and Kevin Minter to be on the sidelines for Auburn game - OleWar on 9/16/13 at 9:04 pm|
Did Tyrann Mathieu even graduate LSU?...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Depth of OSU investigation - OleWar on 9/16/13 at 1:16 am|
@ Diggy I'll go ahead and give my opinion, OSU will put this on Miles. @ rest find it amazing how many clones will not even entertain the possibility Miles is culpable because we are 3-0. ...
| Political Talk|| re: BO - meets Putin for 20 minutes. Courts the peter puffers for 90 minutes. - OleWar on 9/7/13 at 9:35 am|
This really shows either how crappy CNN is as a news agency or how much the rights to sodomize seem more important to the media then freedom of the press, business freedom,and freedom from police beat down.
According to the actual press release Obama met with nine rights activists. Two of the n...
| Political Talk|| re: Pravda is in pounding their chest for Putin - OleWar on 9/6/13 at 10:26 pm|
This Pravda is privately owned, I think by Greeks although maybe bought by someone else more recently. Voice of Russia is the external information arm of the country. The Communist Party of Russia has their own Pravda newspaper/website and is only in Russian....