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  1. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic windows 10 and the forum loading   

    works great for me using Firefox.
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  2. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic I-O-U   

    G5 should be im here at anytime to tell us that it'll get done and relax
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  3. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic It's Happening   

    In addition to the CHOICE Act, Bernie has sponsored more veterans bills than any other legislator in the last three decades. Bernie’s veterans bills include:
    ● HR 695 (1991) Guard and Reserve Family Protection Act of 1991.
    ● HR 2304 (1991) To restore reductions in veterans benefits made by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990
    ● HR 1791 (1991) To restore reductions in veterans benefits made by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990
    ● HR 1964 (1995) To authorize the President to award the Medal of Honor to the unknown Vermonter who lost his life while serving in the Continental Army in the War of Independence and who has been selected by the people of Vermont to represent all Vermont unknown soldiers.
    ● HR 3444 (1995) To amend section 818 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1995 to repeal certain provisions and to revise certain reporting requirements relating to payment of restructuring costs under defense contracts.
    ● HR 3512 (1995) To amend Title 10, United States Code, to establish limitations on taxpayer-financed compensation on defense contractors.
    ● HR 2279 (1997) To amend Title 10, United States Code, to establish limitations on taxpayer-financed compensation on defense contractors.
    ● H.Amdt.289 (1997) Amendment increases funding for the National Guard Starbase program by $2 million.
    ● H.Con.Res.189 (1997) Revising the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 1998 with respect to the appropriate budgetary levels for Social Security and national defense for fiscal years 1999 through 2002 in order to maintain the level of administrative expenses for Social Security by taking into account anticipated inflation.
    ● HR 4708 (1998) Veterans Burial Benefits Act of 1998
    ● HR 652 (1999) Veterans Burial Benefits Act of 1999
    ● H.Amdt.442 to HR 2684 (1999) An amendment to specify that the House supports efforts to implement improvements in health care services for veterans in rural areas.
    ● HR 5231 (2002) To amend title 10, United States Code, to repeal the required offset of certain military separation benefits by the amount of disability benefits paid by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
    ● HR 5305 (2002) To authorize the disinterment from the Lorraine American Cemetery in St. Avold, France, of the remains of Private First Class Alfred J. Laitres, of Island Pond, Vermont, who died in combat in France on December 25, 1944, and to authorize the transfer of his remains to the custody of his next of kin.
    ● HR 2970 (2003) To authorize the disinterment from the Lorraine American Cemetery in St. Avold, France, of the remains of Private First Class Alfred J. Laitres, of Island Pond, Vermont, who died in combat in France on December 25, 1944, and to authorize the transfer of his remains to the custody of his next of kin.
    ● S.Con.Res.13 (2007) A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that the President should not initiate military action against Iran without first obtaining authorization from Congress.
    ● S.1326 (2007) Comprehensive Veterans Benefits Improvements Act of 2007
    ● S.Amdt.2664 to HR 2642 (2007) To prohibit the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, with respect to increases in dollar amounts for the payment of disability compensation and dependency and indemnity compensation, from rounding down such dollar amounts to the next lower whole dollar.
    ● S.Amdt.2902 to S.Amdt.2011 on HR 1585 (2007) To provide for an enhancement of the utility of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty of members of the Armed Forces.
    ● S.Amdt.2905 to S.Amdt.2011 on HR 1585 (2007) To require a pilot program on military family readiness and servicemember reintigration.
    ● S.Amdt.3082 to S.Amdt.2011 on HR 1585 (2007) To provide, with an offset, and additional $15,000,000 Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation, Army, for a program of research on Gulf War illnesses.
    ● S.Amdt.3130 to HR 3222 (2007) To increase, with an offset, the amount appropriated for Operation and Maintenance, Army National Guard, by $10,000,000.
    ● S.2398 (2007) Stop Outsourcing Security Act
    ● S.Amdt.4384 to S.Amdt.4387 on HR 3221 (2008) To provide an increase in specially adapted housing benefits for disabled veterans.
    ● S.821 (2009) A bill to amend Title 38, United States Code, to prohibit the Secretary of Veterans Affairs from collecting certain copayments from veterans who are catastrophically disabled, and for other purposes.
    ● S.820 (2009) Veterans Mobility Enhancement Act of 2009
    ● S.Amdt.2559 on HR 3326 (2009) To make available from Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation, Army $12,000,000 for the peer reviewed Gulf War Illness Research Program of the Army.
    ● S.Amdt.2601 on HR 3326 (2009) To make available from Overseas Contingency Operations $20,000,000 for outreach and reintegration services under the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program.
    ● S.1753 (2009) Disabled Veteran Caregiver’s Assistance Act of 2009
    ● S.1752 (2009) A bill to amend Title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide wartime disability compensation for certain veterans with Parkinson’s Disease.
    ● S.1798 (2009) Automatic Reserve Component Enrollment Act of 2009
    ● S.3023 (2010) Stop Outsourcing Security Act
    ● S.Amdt.3353 to S.Amdt.3336 on HR 4213 (2010) To provide an emergency benefit of $250 to seniors, veterans, and persons with disabilities in 2010 to compensate for the lack of cost of living adjustment for such year, and for other purposes.
    ● S.1017 (2011) Disabled Veteran Caregiver Housing Assistance Act of 2011
    ● S.1428 (2011) Stop Outsourcing Security Act
    ● S.Amdt.3183 to S.3254 (2012) To require public availability of the database of senior Department officials seeking employment with defense contractors.
    ● S.Res.48 (2013) An original resolution authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.
    ● S.Amdt.198 to S.Con.Res.8 (2013) To establish a deficit neutral reserve fund to protect the benefits of disabled veterans and their survivors, which may not include a chained CPI.
    ● S.735 (2013) Survivors Benefits Improvement Act of 2013
    ● S.851 (2013) Caregivers Expansion and Improvement Act of 2013
    ● S.825 (2013) Homeless Veterans Prevention Act of 2013
    ● S.852 (2013) Veterans’ Health Promotion Act of 2013
    ● S.893 (2013) Veterans’ Compensation Cost of LivingAdjustment Act of 2013
    ● S.928 (2013) Claims Processing Improvement Act of 2013
    ● S.927 (2013) Veterans’ Outreach Act of 2013
    ● S.922 (2013) Veterans’Equipped for Success Act of 2013
    ● S.944 (2013) Veterans’Health and Benefits Improvement Act of 2013
    ● S.Res.233 (2013) A resolution authorizing expenditures by Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.
    ● S.Res.243 (2013) A resolution authorizing expenditures by Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.
    ● S.1564 (2013) Protecting Those Who Protected Us Act of 2013
    ● S.1584 (2013) A bill to amend Title 38, United States Code, to provide replacement automobiles for certain disabled veterans and members of the Armed Forces, and for other purposes.
    ● S.1583 (2013) Mental Health Support for Veteran Families and Caregivers Act of 2013
    ● S.1581 (2013) Survivors’ of Military Sexual Assault and Domestic Abuse Act of 2013
    ● S.1585 (2013) A bill to amend Title 38, United States Code, to update the Service Disabled Veterans Insurance program to base premium rates on the Commissioners 2001 Standard Ordinary Mortality Table instead of the Commissioners 1941 Standard Ordinary Table of Mortality.
    ● S.1578 (2013) A bill to authorize the Secretary of Veterans’ Affairs to cover the costs associated with the care of veterans at medical foster homes.
    ● S.1582 (2013) Improved Compensation for Hearing Loss Act of 2013
    ● S.1586 (2013) Enhanced Dental Care for Veterans Act of 2013
    ● S.1579 (2013) SCRA Enhancement and Improvement Act of 2013
    ● S.1604 (2013) Veterans’ Healthcare Eligibility Expansion and Enhancement Act of 2013
    ● S.Amdt.2023 to S.287 (2013) Relative to extension of authority for program of referral and counseling services for veterans at risk of homelessness who are transitioning from certain institutions.
    ● S.Amdt.2146 to S.1471 (2013) Relative to authority to reconsider decisions of Secretary of Veterans Affairs or Secretary of the Army to inter the remains or honor the memory of a person in a national cemetery.
    ● S.1950 (2014) Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act of 2014
    ● S.1982 (2014) Comprehensive Veterans Health and Benefits and Military Retirement Pay Restoration Act of 2014
    ● S.2413 (2014) Restoring Veterans Trust Act of 2014
    ● S.2422 (2014) Ensuring Veteran Access to Care Act of 2014
    ● S.2450 (2014) Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014
    ● S.2782 (2014) A bill to amend Title 36, United States Code, to improve the Federal Charter for the Veterans’ of Foreign Wars of the United States, and for other purposes.
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  4. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic It's Happening   

    www.vetsforbernie.gov
     
     
    We are veterans committed to helping elect a President who will make veterans’ issues a priority. Although we hail from all walks of life, and have served during peacetime as well as in times of war, our shared goal is to elect a Commander-in-Chief who truly honors the personal sacrifices made by those who have served in our nation’s Armed Forces.  To that end, we are proud to enthusiastically support Bernie Sanders for President in 2016.
    For decades, Bernie Sanders has stood with us.  He has fought to preserve benefits for veterans and improve health care at the VA, for appropriate services for women veterans, for better education and employment opportunities, and for improved access to mental health programs.  Now, we stand with Bernie Sanders.
    In his second inaugural address, President Lincoln vowed “to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, [and] to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan.”  Bernie Sanders is guided by that same belief — that as a nation, we have a solemn obligation to make sure that all veterans get the benefits and timely access to quality services that they earned and are entitled to.
    Last year, as Chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, Bernie Sanders successfully led a bi-partisan effort to pass the most far-reaching veterans legislation in decades; to expand veterans’ health care, establish dozens of new VA clinics, hire more doctors and nurses, and increase transparency and accountability at the VA.  The bill also guarantees that recently separated veterans get in-state tuition at public colleges and universities, and extends educational benefits to surviving spouses of veterans who died in the line of duty.
    These are real achievements, rather than the empty promises and hollow platitudes we so often hear from Washington.  It is no wonder that the VFW honored Bernie Sanders with its prestigious Congressional Award this past March, noting, “Veterans everywhere should be proud and comforted to know that this United States Senator has their back in Congress.”
    But perhaps Bernie Sanders’ greatest contribution in Congress has been to repeatedly remind his colleagues who insist we don’t have the money to provide veterans with the highest quality care and benefits:  “If we can’t afford to take care of our veterans, then maybe we shouldn’t go to war.”
    No one knows more about serving their country than veterans. In line with our mission of continued service at home, we strive to take personal ownership of our political system, for that is the only way to make our nation great once again.  Like those who came before us, our oath to defend the Constitution — and the fundamental principles upon which this nation was founded — never expires.
    As such, we call on all veterans, and all active duty and reserve service-members to join us and rally behind Bernie Sanders in his march to the Oval Office.
    United as one, WE are Vets for Bernie!
     
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  5. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic Should Bernie throw in the towel?   

    another wishful thinking thread
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  6. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic Virginia TV reporter, photographer shot to death during live interview this morning   

    Our ruling
    The social media meme said that "gun homicide is down 49 percent in the past 12 years." The gun homicide rate is actually down by 49 percent over the past 17 years, but this seemingly minor mistake betrays a significant misunderstanding of how rates have fluctuated over the past two decades. During the past dozen years, gun homicide rates have been largely static; their big decline mostly came in the years before the meme even started counting. The meme is not just incorrect; it’s a distraction from what actually happened. We rate the claim False.
    Awesome post there G5
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  7. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic Gameday Menu   

  8. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic Gameday Menu   

    I will be trying to incorporate some psuedo healthier things into my tailgate cooking this year and appreciate your report!
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  9. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic Gameday Menu   

    gettin ready to grill some wings to take to the lot
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  10. cookinwithgas added a post in a topic Virginia TV reporter, photographer shot to death during live interview this morning   

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/wdbj-shooting-gun-control_55df2af0e4b08dc094869a5e
     
    But the video of Parker and Ward’s slaying, which played over and over on social media, merely made vivid something that happens all the time, even though few Americans see it. On Wednesday alone, at least 13 other people died from gunshots, according to data compiled by the Gun Violence Archive, a not-for-profit corporation that tracks shootings around the nation. In 2013, the last year for which federally collected data is available, 33,636 people in the U.S. died.
    No other developed country has a gun homicide or gun violence rate even approaching that level. (That’s true even though the rate is now much lower than it was in the early 1990s, likely because crime overall has declined.) And while America’s high rate of gun violence undoubtedly reflects many factors, researchers like David Hemenway, a widely cited professor from the Harvard School of Public Health, have found a clear, strong relationship between gun ownership and gun-related deaths. In places where more people have guns, more people get killed by them.
    As Hemenway and others scholars are quick to acknowledge, this correlation does not prove that the availability of guns actually causes more gun deaths -- mainly because, as so commonly happens in social sciences, it’s impossible to run the kind of controlled experiments that would allow scholars to rule out other factors unrelated to the availability of firearms. But their research strengthens the case for a causal link.
    Among other things, several scholars have found that states and countries with higher rates of gun killings do not have correspondingly high rates for other types of killings. In other words, when guns aren’t available, people don’t simply react by killing with different weapons. They actually kill less frequently. (There's also strong evidence linking gun ownership to suicide rates, which makes sense given that suicide is frequently an impulsive act, although the international data on suicide is fuzzy because different countries measure it -- and think of it -- in different ways.)
    Demonstrating that gun laws might cut down on gun deaths is even more difficult than establishing a link between firearms ownership and the extent of violence. But here, too, academics have recently produced important scholarship that bolsters the case for more regulation.
    One recent study examined the murder rate in Missouri after that state repealed a law mandating background checks for all gun purchases, including ones that the federal system does not currently cover. The homicide rate increased once the gun law came off the books, the researchers found, even as the homicide rate in neighboring states -- and the U.S. as a whole -- was declining.
    “There is strong evidence to support the idea that the repeal of Missouri’s handgun purchaser licensing law contributed to dozens of additional murders in Missouri each year since the law was changed,” Daniel Webster, a professor at Johns Hopkins University and lead author on the study, said at the time. Another leading researcher, Philip Cook from Duke University, told the New Republic that Webster’s paper “is probably the strongest evidence we have that background checks really matter.”
    Still more persuasive evidence on the effect of gun control comes from Australia, which -- following a highly publicized mass killing in the 1990s -- banned many types of weapons, introduced a more restrictive permit system, and then launched a buy-back program in which states paid gun owners for turning in weapons that the new laws made illegal. Homicide and suicide rates dropped substantially. And while the murder rates was also dropping before the laws took effect, researchers found that the decline was sharpest for the weapons declared illegal and in those states reporting the highest buyback rates. (Zach Beauchamp, of Vox, has an excellent summary of that research.)
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