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Re: LGP Political Discussion Thread - Latest news at top

Postby PensFanInDC on Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:54 pm

tifosi77 wrote:
Shyster wrote:
PensFanInDC wrote:Either way, if I'm a cop and ANYONE is coming up on me and doesn't stop (which maybe he didn't) then your butt is on the ground.

Except that walking up to a police officer is not illegal, and you would have no basis to detain that person, let alone handcuff them or throw them on the ground. That's just more contempt of cop, which is not a crime or a basis for arrest.

Yeah, if that's your policy you aren't going to be a cop for very long.


Does this mean Im fired? :(
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Postby GSdrums87 on Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:02 pm

No we'll just give you a desk job like when a cop shoots the wrong guy.
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Postby PensFanInDC on Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:04 pm

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Postby GSdrums87 on Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:09 pm

Great movie.

"I'm gettin' too old for this ****!"
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Postby PensFanInDC on Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:22 pm

Where did you get your degree in Trolling? lol
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Postby tifosi77 on Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:22 pm

Student loan debt is a topic du jour. My mom just sent me a bunch of old financial aid-related stuff from my years at Penn State. The bill for my 4th semester (spring 1993) was $2,376. According to Penn State's website, that same cost today is $7,120. And I just learned recently that the individual game price of a student ticket for football is now 4x what I paid for season tickets.

I suddenly feel curmudgeonly.......
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Postby columbia on Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:27 pm

That's not *too* terrible in the relation to how much some other schools have gone up.
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Postby npv708 on Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:34 pm

columbia wrote:That's not *too* terrible in the relation to how much some other schools have gone up.


Yeah, I look at my alma mater and who knows...

University of Richmond
Cost of Attendance $57,690
Tuition and Fees $45,320
Room and Board $10,270
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Postby columbia on Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:36 pm

I just checked.....$46,670 for tuition alone. :shock:

I'm glad that I will never be a parent. :lol:
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Postby Factorial on Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:13 pm

tifosi77 wrote:Student loan debt is a topic du jour. My mom just sent me a bunch of old financial aid-related stuff from my years at Penn State. The bill for my 4th semester (spring 1993) was $2,376. According to Penn State's website, that same cost today is $7,120. And I just learned recently that the individual game price of a student ticket for football is now 4x what I paid for season tickets.

I suddenly feel curmudgeonly.......


Yeah, I saw my loan for 1985 at PSU recently and it was $1000 for a semester.
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Postby Kaizer on Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:16 pm

ERAU calls themselves a non profit while charging 16k a semester, not including cost of flight
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Postby columbia on Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:46 pm

John McCain wrote:I want to take my shirt off with Vladimir Putin and do some things together.
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Postby columbia on Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:36 am

The acrimony towards Ted Cruz from the House Republicans is one of the funniest things I've seen on politics.
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Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:45 am

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/n ... 97095.html

This is one of the most nauseating things I've ever read
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Postby Gaucho on Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:48 am

She likes to repeat herself, it seems.
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Postby bh on Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:00 am

People like her are everything that's wrong with our country today. Too bad everyone else in congress today is like her.
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Postby Factorial on Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:17 am

shafnutz05 wrote:http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/nancy-pelosi-unplugged-behind-the-curtain-97095.html

This is one of the most nauseating things I've ever read


I don't see anything to disagree with here. :pop:
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Postby columbia on Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:26 am

House insiders say a handful of House Republicans cursed Cruz in the cloakroom on Wednesday, and a leadership source says angry e-mails were exchanged among GOP staffers who consider Cruz to be a charlatan. “Cruz keeps raising conservatives’ hopes, and then, when we give him what he wants, he doesn’t have a plan to follow through,” an aide fumes. “He’s an amateur.” Another aide says, “Nancy Pelosi is more well-liked around here.”


http://www.nationalreview.com/article/3 ... bert-costa
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Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:30 am

Factorial wrote:
shafnutz05 wrote:http://www.politico.com/story/2013/09/nancy-pelosi-unplugged-behind-the-curtain-97095.html

This is one of the most nauseating things I've ever read


I don't see anything to disagree with here. :pop:


Dyed in the wool you are
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Postby DelPen on Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:37 am

bh wrote:People like her are everything that's wrong with our country today. Too bad everyone else in congress today is like her.


Pretty much. At what point in out history did becoming an elected official make you better than everyone else?
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Postby columbia on Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:56 am

US nearly detonated atomic bomb over North Carolina – secret document
Journalist uses Freedom of Information Act to disclose 1961 accident in which one switch averted catastrophe
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/s ... olina-1961
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Postby Tico Rick on Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:40 am

columbia wrote:
John McCain wrote:I want to take my shirt off with Vladimir Putin and do some things together.


:thumb:
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Postby MRandall25 on Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:25 am

http://news.yahoo.com/gunmans-employer- ... itics.html

A little more than 24 hours after an IT contractor shot dozen workers at the Washington Navy Yard, the company's CEO told the Navy secretary he had the experience to help improve military security.


I don't want to say conspiracy, but your employee shoots up a Naval base, and you try to turn it into a business opportunity? At the very least, it's inconsiderate/insensitive.
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Postby tifosi77 on Sat Sep 21, 2013 1:27 pm

Apparently the same firm/contractor did the background checks on both Ed Snowden and Navy Yard guy. And since the Snowden leaks, they have actually increased their share of government background checks they perform.

Now, I'm not necessarily a believer in the notion that background checks could have sounded alarm bells for these two, but by the same token that's not exactly showering yourself with glory.
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Re: LGP Political Discussion Thread - Latest news at top

Postby shafnutz05 on Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:29 pm

http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/22/world/africa/kenya-mall-attack/index.html

Three of the alleged attackers are from the United States, two are from Somalia and there is one each from Canada, Finland, Kenya and the United Kingdom, according to the list.

The FBI is looking into the claim that American citizens were involved the attack, but have not confirmed that.

Similarly, a senior State Department official said that the United States is trying to determine whether any of the alleged attackers are American. But, the official said, authorities are becoming more confident American citizens were involved.


Islamic extremism is a cancer even within our own borders. While we have seen it happen in Britain, it's not totally surprising that terrorists are sprouting from our own hometowns.
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