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by LioninVa
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Free for All
Topic: Random Thoughts Again
Replies: 222
Views: 4303

Re: Random Thoughts Again

I’m guessing that was not the channels A-Team.
by LioninVa
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Free for All
Topic: Politics
Replies: 482
Views: 12996

Re: Politics

Well, B-Dub, it will get worse before it gets better. At least, my father told me it gets better, so I am holding out hope. Seriously, I don't know if the home tests work, but as long as your boy knows you are serious about checking, that is what matters. My boys both went through the scenario your ...
by LioninVa
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Free for All
Topic: Politics
Replies: 482
Views: 12996

Re: Politics

Reagan compromised with O'Neil on taxes and social security in the mid 80's and Clinton compromised with Lott on welfare reform. Those come to mind immediately. Maybe not huge, but they were able to discuss things then.
by LioninVa
Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: Free for All
Topic: Politics
Replies: 482
Views: 12996

Re: Politics

Anyone who thinks the rancorous "divide" in this country is a new thing is out to lunch... if people find "government of the people, by the people, for the people" too messy, we could always go to a monarchy. It's very tidy and involves no "divisions". Everyone just do...
by LioninVa
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Locker Room
Topic: You Know You're In a Bad Bowl When .......
Replies: 22
Views: 444

Re: You Know You're In a Bad Bowl When .......

......The game is broadcast on Comedy Central and the pregame is sponsored by The Funny Bone. .......The bid has to come out the week before bowl bid Sunday so the teams can get the equipment to the site. (This actually happens for the Bahama Bowl) .......The school bands aren’t invited for halftime...
by LioninVa
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Free for All
Topic: Politics
Replies: 482
Views: 12996

Re: Politics

First, police are supposed to have an escalation of force policy. They have other tools to use besides deadly force than can be used. The man in this video should not have been killed as I see it. Regarding the article posted, had I not read it I would have equated the headless liberal chicken with ...
by LioninVa
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Free for All
Topic: Politics
Replies: 482
Views: 12996

Re: Politics

I am not familiar with this incident but plan to learn about it. That said, I agree that one should do as instructed by police in emergency situations, even if you don’t believe you are a suspect. Fear of the unknown is probably a huge contributor to events like this. Not he only one, of course, as ...
by LioninVa
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Free for All
Topic: Random Thoughts Again
Replies: 222
Views: 4303

Re: Random Thoughts Again

I agree completely, B-Dub. The pension at 20 is changing to some form of 401k, I think, so it’s different than to 50% of base pay for life, but a decent offer just the same. Plus the medical coverage and other benefits here and there. I can’t imagine getting out at 6 to do the same thing as a civili...
by LioninVa
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Free for All
Topic: Random Thoughts Again
Replies: 222
Views: 4303

Re: Random Thoughts Again

Thanks, Carl! During his 3 1/2 years in the MedArts program, his future plan has changed several times. He has considered Oncology, Dermatology, Dentistry and a few others. W&M didn't offer the biology path UVa had but his counselor said that kinesiology was a good program to get prepared for ju...
by LioninVa
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Free for All
Topic: Random Thoughts Again
Replies: 222
Views: 4303

Re: Random Thoughts Again

Yep... Actually, early in his junior year we discussed options to pay for school. As a Navy retiree, he asked what the military had to offer so I mentioned the academies and ROTC stuff. He asked me to look into it for him so, with a little help from the Google, I contacted a recruitment official at ...