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baw1064

Member Since 14 January 2012 - 05:28 PM
Offline Last Active Aug 18 2019 04:15 PM
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Topics I've Started

NC-9 Special ("Redo") election

14 August 2019 - 08:29 PM

Remember all the shenanigans involving absentee ballots in the North Carolina 9th district last year?

Well, they're having the special election that resulted from all this fallout in about 3 weeks (Sept. 10).

https://en.wikipedia...pecial_election

Not a lot of polling is available, but one story on The Hill indicated a very competitive race.

What might be going on with the latest CA earthquakes

06 July 2019 - 12:56 AM

This latest series of earthquakes isn't actually on the San Andreas fault--they're just north of where it takes an abrupt job to the west north of Los Angeles.

Maybe, just maybe, the tectonic boundary is transitioning east of the Sierras.

https://www.wired.co...-andreas-fault/

Oregon

22 June 2019 - 05:58 PM

Maybe PNWGuy can give a little more backstory, as I'm a recent transplant to a neighboring state.

In a nutshell, Oregon wanted to institute a cap and trade law on fossil fuels. The Republican contingent couldn't stop the vote, so they fled the state, and apparently have called in right wing militias to threaten violence, which has caused the State Capitol to shut down this weekend.

https://www.thedaily...t-wing-militias

Cell phone use linked to young people growing horns

20 June 2019 - 03:36 PM

A fiendish plot by our friend Beez?

http://fortune.com/2...ls-cell-phones/

Emoluments legislation?

15 June 2019 - 10:34 PM

I think Nancy Pelosi would be well served by initiating legislation to codify the constitutional ban on emoluments under Federal law. It's not going to go anywhere, of course, but will put the Republicans in a serious bind. If they oppose it, they'll look like they have something to hide and don't respect the Constitution. Both of which are of course true.