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 on: February 16, 2018, 08:53:40 am 
Started by DwnTwnTul - Last post by cannon_fodder
You're not going to think it's so funny when I start paying the Jimmy John's guys to blow those "honka honka" bike horns as they come and go.  Grin

 82 
 on: February 16, 2018, 08:51:00 am 
Started by Gaspar - Last post by TeeDub


It does assume the rules are always followed.  They arent.

The difference between a Stingray being just a "pen register" that shows non-personally identifiable information and a Stingray that siphons up every last bit of data in its range is only a mouse click.


Just because you have cell phone records or even all the conversations/text messages recorded, that still doesn't tell you who 918-xxx-xxxx belongs to until you get a court order.   

 83 
 on: February 15, 2018, 10:30:22 pm 
Started by DwnTwnTul - Last post by TheArtist
Downtown has been a quiet zone for nearly a decade now - today the trains are blowing their horn again.  It seems like a half dozen horn blasts spaced out most times they cross a surface street, like they used to do.  So horn horn, horn horn, horn horn hooooooorn.  Then a minutes or two to get to the next street... repeat a few times an hour.  Not the end of the world, but if it's mildly annoying to me I have to assume there are those more affected...

I'm thinking this isn't a permanent thing, but anyone know why?   (again, not really a complaint at this point, just curious why the sudden change?)

Article on the quiet zone from back in the day:
http://www.newson6.com/story/12002152/downtown-tulsa-railroad-quiet-zone

I am paying them to do that. Doesn't bother me any because I am not nearby.  But I thought it would be a fun practical joke to play on you now that your office is near the tracks.  Tongue

 84 
 on: February 15, 2018, 06:08:49 pm 
Started by Conan71 - Last post by guido911
Another plea deal coming in the Mueller mess. We could be one step closer to President Hillary. Oh wait...

 85 
 on: February 15, 2018, 04:21:54 pm 
Started by patric - Last post by Hoss
Mumps, measles, small pox, etc. I see a good reason to get a vaccine and their efficacy is fairly well documented.  The flu vaccine, however, seems to have quite mixed results and the vaccines are produced on a best guess of which strain(s) will make the rounds in a given year.

That said, I've had the flu before in years where I had the vaccine.  I also know of others who were vaccinated and got very ill with the flu this year.

It may be a complete coincidence, but neither my wife nor myself have had the flu vax in about four years.  That also is about the time we started using essential oils and we are never sick.  Not the flu, not common colds, not stomach bugs, just basic old school preventative medicine.  I did have a minor case of bronchitis last year which seemed to coincide with an endoscopy which was not all that surprising since they did take some tissue samples.  Whatever virus it was that caused my myocarditis in late 2013 was either a freak deal or it is possible I did have erlichiosis (tick-borne illness which can cause heart damage).  This was also prior to the time we were using the oils.  I was pretty skeptical when my wife got off into that but the improvement in allergies, overall well being, better sleep etc. not just with us but others in our circle of friends and family is pretty remarkable.

This was the first year in about ten I haven't gotten the vaccine.  It was freely available to me but I decided not to this year.  I've been ill but mainly with sinus infections and lastly a nasty upper resp infection.  I'm also at greater exposure now since my social life isn't quite so anti-social now.

 86 
 on: February 15, 2018, 04:18:19 pm 
Started by patric - Last post by swake
I don't get what difference the rate makes to the oil producers.  Unless I'm mistaken, a production tax would be a pass-through cost which does not impact profits, it is simply passed along until it reaches the consumer.  Considering other states with good reserves have higher GPT rates, it doesn't make Oklahoma's oil any less competitive in the marketplace.  Let's say it is not a pass-through cost.  With Oklahoma's low cost of living, and lax rules on fracking and waste disposal it could be assumed that the oil companies already enjoy a lower actual net production cost getting the oil out of the ground over other states with tighter disposal rules and higher cost of living.

I grew up in a family which benefitted directly from the oil business.  Certainly the industry has impacted the finances of every Oklahoman in some way because it is such a huge staple of the economy but it really pains me to see the shenanigans they are pulling simply for a bit more profit.



It's not even most oil producers. Most small energy companies in Oklahoma have older wells that actually pay 7%. Kaiser is in favor of 7%. I think the main push behind low production taxes for new well is mostly just two people, the CEOs of Devon and Continental who do so much of the fracking in Oklahoma.

 87 
 on: February 15, 2018, 04:04:06 pm 
Started by patric - Last post by Conan71
But it is happening. Unfortunately, on their terms.

The plan that just failed this last week was from the oil and gas industry. They saw the frustration from last year when every teacher learned about gross production taxes and found out that Oklahoma was only charging an effective rate of 3.2%.

Now there might be a statewide vote to make it 7%.
https://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2017/12/21/group-led-by-long-time-energy-leader-seeks-public-vote-to-increase-oil-and-gas-taxes/

So a bunch of oil and gas people form a group that calls for it to be 4%. They dangle $5,000 pay raises to teachers and nobody reads the fine print. They also include legislation to cripple the competitive energy industries. It also lowers the standard deduction for all of us.

Then when 18 republicans and 17 democrats say it ain't enough, they suddenly become the scapegoats.

It was a brilliant plan.

If it would have worked perfectly, it would have nullified the upcoming vote of the people. When it didn't pass, they still benefited because everyone thinks they tried and those bad people hate kids and teachers. 

Here is my hope. They come back with a plan that makes it 5% and it passes. It should be 7%, but they don't want to gamble that they voters will make it 7%.

I don't get what difference the rate makes to the oil producers.  Unless I'm mistaken, a production tax would be a pass-through cost which does not impact profits, it is simply passed along until it reaches the consumer.  Considering other states with good reserves have higher GPT rates, it doesn't make Oklahoma's oil any less competitive in the marketplace.  Let's say it is not a pass-through cost.  With Oklahoma's low cost of living, and lax rules on fracking and waste disposal it could be assumed that the oil companies already enjoy a lower actual net production cost getting the oil out of the ground over other states with tighter disposal rules and higher cost of living.

I grew up in a family which benefitted directly from the oil business.  Certainly the industry has impacted the finances of every Oklahoman in some way because it is such a huge staple of the economy but it really pains me to see the shenanigans they are pulling simply for a bit more profit.


 88 
 on: February 15, 2018, 03:55:41 pm 
Started by SXSW - Last post by Conan71
Challenge accepted.

Comment 1 complains about the bid being contracted to a NY company and not a Tulsa company.
Comment 2 complains about the length of time taken for the Gathering Place to be completed.
Comment 3 complains about the cost and the inefficiency of our local government.

As of my posting just 3 comments.

Where's Sauer been?  Kind of odd he hasn't been popping in to complain about how the taxpayers can't afford to maintain the Gathering Place.

 89 
 on: February 15, 2018, 03:53:19 pm 
Started by patric - Last post by Conan71
Cool.    Overall, I tend to be more of a "it takes a village" when come to public health issues.  (i.e. we all need to do our part, etc...) I used to never bother with getting the flu shot, but over the years (and as I have gotten older), it has been a regular thing to do. 

Mumps, measles, small pox, etc. I see a good reason to get a vaccine and their efficacy is fairly well documented.  The flu vaccine, however, seems to have quite mixed results and the vaccines are produced on a best guess of which strain(s) will make the rounds in a given year.

That said, I've had the flu before in years where I had the vaccine.  I also know of others who were vaccinated and got very ill with the flu this year.

It may be a complete coincidence, but neither my wife nor myself have had the flu vax in about four years.  That also is about the time we started using essential oils and we are never sick.  Not the flu, not common colds, not stomach bugs, just basic old school preventative medicine.  I did have a minor case of bronchitis last year which seemed to coincide with an endoscopy which was not all that surprising since they did take some tissue samples.  Whatever virus it was that caused my myocarditis in late 2013 was either a freak deal or it is possible I did have erlichiosis (tick-borne illness which can cause heart damage).  This was also prior to the time we were using the oils.  I was pretty skeptical when my wife got off into that but the improvement in allergies, overall well being, better sleep etc. not just with us but others in our circle of friends and family is pretty remarkable.

 90 
 on: February 15, 2018, 02:32:18 pm 
Started by TulsaRufnex - Last post by DowntownDan
Holy cow, I'm an oracle.  I mentioned the sinking mound for OneOk and then they do it.  In another thread I suggested Veterans Park for the Athletic, and today they announce they'll be playing their games there this season.  I think its a great move!  I'll be buying tickets for sure!

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