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Tuesday Night Open Thread

It's time for El Capo. How will he escape the guerrillas in Colombia?

This is an open thread, all topics welcome.

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Federal Marshal Kills Defendant on Trial in Utah

A U.S. marshal shot and killed a defendant on trial for racketeering and gang-related charges in Utah federal court after he lunged at a witness with a pen. The witness, 31-year-old Vaiola Mataele Tenifa, was a cooperating gang member testifying about the inner workings of the gang in exchange for a sentence concession in his own cases. He is serving a sentence of up to 30 years in state prison. [More...]

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Friday Night Open Thread

I've got the grill going (Asian Steak and Watermelon and Arugula Salad over rice noodles with peanuts on top).

What's on your agenda for this holiday weekend?

This is an open thread, all topics welcome.

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Thursday Night Open Thread

Just getting home from work and I see our last open thread is full. Here's another one. All topics welcome.

I hope to get something substantive posted after checking the news later tonight.

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Wednesday Night Open Thread

There was a hearing today in the case of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

John Edwards is back in the courtroom - practicing law.

El Capo is about to begin. It's really hard to understand without captions. I wish there was an episode review guide somewhere.

Here's an open thread, all topics welcome.

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Monday Night Open Thread

Tonight is the first night of Passover, the inspirational holiday that celebrates freedom and the release of the Jews from slavery in Egypt 3,000 years ago. The full story is here. Our best wishes to all who are observing.

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Sunday Open Thread

It's a rainy Sunday here, about to turn to 4 to 7 inches of snow. Sorry for the lack of posting, I've been busy trying to assemble a few pieces of outdoor furniture for my balcony, listening to Spanish tapes and composing a "comment" for the FCC about whether it should eliminate the two year exemption for new television networks to comply with close-captioning rules, when the new network is part of a big network (like MundoFox.) The FEC's 153 page order of February, 2014 in which it requests comments is here. To submit a comment, start here. The proceeding is Case CG 05-231.

I think it's absurd that MundoFox doesn't have close captions, even in Spanish, on a multi-million show like "El Capo." (The only captions are when someone speaks in English, then they translate that.) El Capo is a production of MundoFox, RCN Television and Fox International. [More...]

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Thursday Night Open Thread

I'm about to start watching "El Capo." Here's an open thread, all topics welcome.

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Tuesday Open Thread

I've got a busy work day today. Here's an open thread, all topics welcome.

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March Madness, Final 4

My picks: UConn +6 1/2 over Florida, Kentucky -1 over Wisconsin.

Go Gators!

Open Thread.

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Thursday Open Thread: Longest Outage Ever

TalkLeft was down for 9 hours. There was an outage at the facility that hosts our server. No explanation yet from the company.

We do have a backup site where I post notices of outages (thankfully, they are rare.) You can also post comments there.

Here's an open thread, all topics welcome.

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Wednesday Night Open Thread

I've been offline today. Here's an open thread while I get caught up with the news. All topics welcome.

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Monday Open Thread

A busy day. Here's an open thread, all topics welcome.

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March Madness! Elite 8, Day 2

My picks: Connecticut +6 over Michigan State, Kentucky -2 over Michigan.

Open Thread.

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March Madness! Elite 8, Day 1

My picks: Dayton +10 over Florida, Arizona -2 over Wisconsin.

Go Gators!

Open Thread.

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