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Retired/disabled middle-aged white guy who believes in justice and equality for all. Math and computer analyst with additional 21st century jack-of-all-trades skills. I'm a stud, not a dud!

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Russia's Lavrov says US & NATO are participants in Ukraine war - Al Jazeera

In televised comments, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says Washington and NATO are participating in the Ukraine war.
Ukraine fires the deputy chief engineer of its Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, accusing him of collaborating with Moscow’s forces.
Posted by TexasTowelie | Thu Dec 1, 2022, 05:27 PM (5 replies)

Texas A&M fined for Competition Area Policy violation

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (November 27, 2022) - The Southeastern Conference announced today that Texas A&M University will be fined for a violation of the league’s access to competition area policy due to fans entering the field following its football game against Louisiana State University on November 26.

Texas A&M will incur a fine of $250,000 for a third offense under the league’s access to competition area policy. Texas A&M was last fined for a violation following its football game against Alabama in 2021.

Fines levied against schools for violation of the access to competition area policy are deposited into the SEC Post-Graduate Scholarship Fund.

The policy states that “access to competition areas shall be limited to participating student-athletes, coaches, officials, support personnel and properly-credentialed individuals at all times. For the safety of participants and spectators alike, at no time before, during or after a contest shall spectators be permitted to enter the competition area. It is the responsibility of each member institution to implement procedures to ensure compliance with this policy.”

Read more: https://www.kbtx.com/2022/11/28/texas-am-fined-competition-area-policy-violation/
Posted by TexasTowelie | Thu Dec 1, 2022, 04:52 PM (0 replies)

Try Not to Laugh When You Hear Herschel Walker's Most Recent Rant! - Luke Beasley

Luke challenges the audience to not laugh when they hear Herschel Walker's most recent incoherent statement about the border wall.
Posted by TexasTowelie | Thu Dec 1, 2022, 04:51 PM (3 replies)

Putin's invasion will crumble if NATO continues support - General Sir Richard Shirreff - Times Radio

“Ukraine will ultimately prevail and Putin will be faced with a collapse.”

If NATO continues providing air defenses to Ukraine, Putin’s invasion will collapse. Former Nato supreme allied commander Europe, General Sir Richard Shirreff, tells #TimesRadio.
Posted by TexasTowelie | Thu Dec 1, 2022, 04:34 PM (0 replies)

Beau of the Fifth Column: Let's talk about the railroads....

Posted by TexasTowelie | Thu Dec 1, 2022, 04:03 PM (0 replies)

Sen. King Slams Republicans Threatening To Delay Military Bill Over Covid Vaccine Mandate - MSNBC

Republican senators are threatening to delay a major military bill, the National Defense Authorization Act, until they get a vote on their proposal to lift a Covid vaccine mandate for service members. Senator Angus King (I-ME) joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss. “Give me a break. We’re trying to keep people healthy. Members of the. Military have to have a whole battery of vaccinations when they sign up,” says King. “This is just rational health policy in an environment where a pandemic, which is contagious, could be devastating.”
Posted by TexasTowelie | Thu Dec 1, 2022, 03:58 PM (1 replies)

Texas lawmakers have a $27 billion surplus, but a spending cap complicates their goal of lowering

Texas lawmakers have a $27 billion surplus, but a spending cap complicates their goal of lowering property taxes

by Karen Brooks Harper, Texas Tribune

If Gov. Greg Abbott’s dream of a historic property tax break for Texans is to become a reality in the 2023 legislative session, the Republican-controlled Legislature might have to break the state’s constitutional spending limit for the next two years.

The question is: Would they dare?

The Texas Constitution limits the amount of additional money the state can spend every two-year budget cycle to the rate of the state’s economic growth. In the first public indication of how much tax money lawmakers can add to the 2024-25 budget, the Texas Legislative Budget Board — a panel of legislators led by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Dade Phelan — used population growth and inflation forecasts Wednesday to adopt a 12.3% estimated economic growth rate in the next budget cycle.

That means lawmakers can spend about $12.5 billion more state tax dollars in the next budget than they did in the current biennium before the cap is busted, according to current budget numbers. That limit could go up if lawmakers pass a supplemental budget bill early next year that increases spending in the current biennium.

But that $12.5 billion figure is a little less than what it would cost for lawmakers to move forward with Abbott’s goal to use half the state’s estimated $27 billion cash surplus, driven largely by increased sales tax caused by inflation, on property tax relief.

Read more: https://www.texastribune.org/2022/11/30/texas-property-taxes-legislature-budget-cap/
Posted by TexasTowelie | Thu Dec 1, 2022, 03:51 PM (4 replies)

Kari Lake Just Keeps Getting Worse! - Luke Beasley

Kari Lake somehow found a way to top her past dangerous and incorrect statements... take a look for yourself.

Posted by TexasTowelie | Thu Dec 1, 2022, 03:47 PM (2 replies)

Workers At This Starbucks-Amazon Hybrid Store Are Unionizing - More Perfect Union

These workers are taking on two of the biggest union-busters in America. Starbucks and Amazon joined forces to exploit workers together at their hybrid store. Workers do two jobs for no extra pay. Now workers are unionizing with Starbucks Workers United to fight back.
Posted by TexasTowelie | Thu Dec 1, 2022, 03:25 PM (0 replies)

Hear why GOP official in Georgia says he couldn't vote for Herschel Walker - CNN

Georgia’s Republican Lt. Gov. Jeff Duncan tells CNN why he decided not to vote for Herschel Walker in the state’s senate runoff after waiting an hour in line to cast a vote.
Posted by TexasTowelie | Thu Dec 1, 2022, 11:42 AM (3 replies)
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