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Richard Klein (RichSPK)
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Lives in Worcester, MA
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+Albert Griffin I noticed the salute, but not the swastika. Remember when the Obamas were derided for performing a 'terrorist fist bump'?
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I got the following in my inbox today:
"Recent Senate Votes:
Opioid Abuse – Anti-Kickback Penalties - Vote Rejected (46-50, 4 Not Voting)

The amendment would have increased anti-kickback penalties for doctors prescribing opioids and test a model for limiting Medicare opioid prescriptions. The amendment fell when a budgetary point of order, offered by Wyoming Republican Michael B. Enzi, was sustained. Sixty votes were needed to overcome the point of order.


Opioid Abuse – Additional Funding - Vote Rejected (48-47, 5 Not Voting)

The amendment would have provided an additional $600 million for opioid abuse prevention and treatment programs. The amendment fell when a budgetary point of order, offered by Wyoming Republican Michael B. Enzi, was sustained. Sixty votes were needed to overcome the point of order."

That left me wondering why Senator Enzi opposed the two amendments.

First, I had to figure out what they were amending. I found the following 2 amendments to Senate bill S.524 at https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/524/all-actions :
03/02/2016 S.Amdt.3395 Point of order that the amendment violates section 302(f) of the CBA raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 3395.
Type of Action: Floor Consideration
Action By: Senate
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03/02/2016 S.Amdt.3345 Point of order that the amendment violates section 311(a)(2)(A) of the CBA raised in Senate with respect to amendment SA 3345.
Type of Action: Floor Consideration
Action By: Senate

Okay. They reference sections of the CBA. What's the CBA? Googling 'Congressional Budget Act' got me to the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974, but I can't find the text of that. I think I found a little bit of information on those sections at http://www.budget.senate.gov/republican/public/index.cfm/points-of-order .

I've spent enough time on this; I have other stuff to do. My point, though, is that, no matter who we elect for President, our government is terribly opaque. It shouldn't be so difficult to find out what our politicians are voting on and why.
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How about having comms to faction-mates default to the Faction tab? It's painful when your faction-mate replies to your secure comm with a public statement that he's out of gear.
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+Ian Grody Yep.  I don't think I've actually said anything to the other team to get them to attack something in particular of mine, but I've certainly crossed my fingers and hoped they'd take down a portal for me to get rid of some derp links, or so I could complete a mission.
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Heck yea, Legendary moments right there 👍
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You win free stuff depending on how many of your friends follow your link.  Sorry for the spam; I hope it's not too annoying.
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A little bit of Indy for #Caturday
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What Is This Now Bdy??
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This is nice, submit it to the Telegram for one of their photo contests
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Wow.  I hardly recognized Scotty...
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  • Pattengill Elementary
  • Gerald Leblanc Elementary
  • Reilly Elementary
  • Moody Junior High
  • Lowell High School
  • Pawtucketville Elementary
  • Salem State College
  • UMass Lowell
  • Northwood University
  • Delta College
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  • Hologic
    CAD Specialist, 2006 - 2014
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  • ACMI
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  • Daymarc
  • Delta Design
  • Cohu
  • Great Lakes - Eglinton
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  • McDonald's
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  • Popeye's Fried Chicken
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Worcester, MA
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Clinton, MA - Ann Arbor, MI - Lowell, MA - Salem, MA - Dracut, MA - Midland, MI - Sanford, MI - Kawkawlin, MI - Bay City, MI
There's no gate to keep people out, but the park is closed after dark. There's a small playground, a sledding hill, a basketball court, a baseball diamond. There are bathrooms, but I'm not sure if they're ever open. The park isn't well maintained, and beware of drug dealers and other illicit activity.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Nice location, but the burgers are usually cold by the time I get them.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I just dropped off some tires at Roux's. The guy I talked to there asked me to look up the tire pressure info on the car and get back to him. I told him I know it by heart, but I like to run the pressure a bit higher. He didn't seem to like that. He said that you'll break springs if you run tire pressure more than 3 PSI over manufacturer's specifications, and that a lower-pressure tire will roll over on the sidewall less than a higher-pressure tire because it has a lower center of gravity. I've been messing with cars for over 24 years, and I know what tire pressure I like. I've never heard of a car breaking springs for any reason besides corrosion or severe impacts. I call BS. I do think the guy knows a lot more about tires than I do, but I think he's wrong here, and I'm going to set the tire pressure I want when I get home, anyway. Otherwise, though, he seemed like a good guy, and I liked the looks of the shop. I didn't speak my mind to him; he can put whatever pressure he wants in the tires. It's easy to set the tire pressure where I want it. Maybe I'll try it his way, anyway, and see if I like it. By the way, I think their weekday hours are 7A - 5P. I'll double-check when I drop off the wheels.
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Back in '93 I was looking for Red Eye. Driving down N. Hamilton, looking at the storefronts, I failed to notice a stop sign and totaled my car and a Chevy S-Blazer. I never found the cafe.
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