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Security expert pulled off flight, interrogated by FBI - Quidam65
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/04/16/security-expert-pulled-off-flight-by-fbi-after-exposing-airline-tech/ The FBI has hired him in the past to investigate security flaws in the air travel system. Yet now the FBI seeks to punish him for warning the public....
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re: Will some candidate have the balls to pledge to kill the F35? - Quidam65
[quote]Why can't we learn from history that building a one size fits all platform is ridiculously complicated, not to mention expensive, compared to building specialized platforms? [/quote] Because I wasn't even aware of the F-111 fiasco. I remember the F-4 but also remember that it started as ...
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re: Will some candidate have the balls to pledge to kill the F35? - Quidam65
No. The GOP depends on contractor management for donations, the Dems depend on the unionized workers for the votes....
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re: 7 year sentence for corrupt Atlanta teachers... - Quidam65
[quote]Run up billing hours on a teacher? Good idea.[/quote] Probably state-appointed due to "indigency". There is no incentive to not run up hours at that point....
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re: DEA chief to House: can't fire agents involved in sex parties - Quidam65
I don't know specifically but it wouldn't shock me if they couldn't. At my agency there was a supervisor who was managing audits at a contractor--while trying to get a job with that same contractor. Not only was he not fired, but I think he later got a promotion....
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DEA chief to House: can't fire agents involved in sex parties - Quidam65
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/04/15/dea-chief-tells-house-committee-says-hands-are-tied-when-it-comes-to-firing/ She is right, though: it is nearly impossible to get rid of a FedGov worker once s/he gets past his/her probationary period. I've been with FedGov 28 years and I've only seen ...
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TSA Screeners fired over groping scheme - Quidam65
Sorry if Germans, I searched and found nothing: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/04/15/2-tsa-screeners-in-denver-fired-over-groping-scheme-allegations/?intcmp=latestnews Essentially the agents had a female (probably a straight ally) who would find hot looking men and mark them as "female", then ...
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Seattle Boss Raises Entire Company's Minimum Wage to $70K - Quidam65
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/04/14/seattle-boss-raises-entire-company-minimum-wage-to-70000/?intcmp=latestnews This may be the first time that I've actually heard of a company doing this on their own....
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re: Jordan Spieth vs. Rory McIlroy: Who Will Be Better Over the Next Decade? - Quidam65
[quote]I'd say Spieth cause he's not using Nike clubs. [/quote] Until yesterday I didn't know Titleist made clubs. I thought they only made balls (I've never seen an ad for their clubs--they need to work on that by featuring a particular Masters champion)....
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re: Jordan Spieth vs. Rory McIlroy: Who Will Be Better Over the Next Decade? - Quidam65
Jordan needs to be more consistent on his approach shots to the green. Right now, on his shots he's just as likely to be as close to the gallery as he is close to the hole....
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re: For those who are Tiger Woods fans... - Quidam65
The fact that he finished pain free (except for the stinger on #9 courtesy of the hidden tree root) is a positive for him. Definitely helps the ratings too. But he has to be better at hitting fairways off the tee. And in the final round his short game seemed to be off....
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re: Tax Filing Extension Question - Quidam65
[quote]The amount I will eventually owe is the question. One piece of the puzzle may or may not be taxble and if it is not sure exactly the amount right now. [/quote] Pay the estimate based on the assumption that it is taxable. And assume the worst as to the amount. If it ends up being taxab...
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re: Republican Alabama Governor using Dem. buzzwords and scare tactics - Quidam65
Great movie shot in the article. But O Brother Where Art Thou? was set in Mississippi....
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re: DAT 4/10: Rangers Suck Edition - Quidam65
At this pace the Rangers will be 81-81 with 162 home runs. Unfortunately that means Jon the Moron will get to remain GM. :angry:...
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re: AZ/AZ State spinoff thread: 5 CFB programs that shouldn't suck like they do - Quidam65
Colorado would be constantly fighting the NCAA over whether they can or can't kick off a player for using Rocky Mountain Herb: NCAA: "You need to remove them for using illegal substances." CU: "We can't, weed is legal here."...
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re: Do you consider Texas to be a "southern" state? - Quidam65
[quote]If southern Florida is still considered a part of the American South[/quote] South Florida is essentially a Yankee outpost....
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re: Do you consider Texas to be a "southern" state? - Quidam65
East Texas is the most "southern" part of the state. The Panhandle is more Midwestern than anything else. And South Texas is essentially Mexico Norte....
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US workers fired, forced to train foreign replacements--Senators seek probe - Quidam65
The workers claim that if they didn't train their replacements, they would lose their severance package: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/04/10/senators-seek-probe-claims-thousands-us-workers-fired-forced-to-train-foreign/ In one of the rare instances of bi-partisanship, Senators from both...
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re: Greece seeks $302 Billion from Germany in war reparations - Quidam65
So what if Greece decides it ain't paying? Germany doesn't have a lot of options. I have more leverage with deadbeat tenants even if I never collect a dime--at least I can get them out of my house....
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Secret Service supervisor hit with sexual assault claim - Quidam65
He was going to head the Louisville office. Now he's on administrative leave, and has had his badge and gun taken away, his security clearance suspended, and is now on a "do not admit" list: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/04/09/secret-service-supervisor-put-on-leave-after-reported-assault-...
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