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Posted: January 07, 2021, 9:12 PM Post
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Posted: January 08, 2021, 11:43 AM Post
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not being political, but mentioning something I said to my class today.

Pop Quiz...if President Trump re-signs today, Mike Pence becomes president for 2 weeks. If ever elected president, how many more terms can he serve as president?


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Posted: January 08, 2021, 11:45 AM Post
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Two. You can technically be president for 9 years, 364 days at most, but you can finish the second half of a President's term and then serve for two of your own.


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Posted: January 08, 2021, 11:47 AM Post
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DHonks said:
not being political, but mentioning something I said to my class today.

Pop Quiz...if President Trump re-signs today, Mike Pence becomes president for 2 weeks. If ever elected president, how many more terms can he serve as president?


Still two terms. The VP can serve up to two years of the outgoing president's term, and still qualify for two four-year terms ... so in essence, in a perfect-storm scenario, someone could serve nearly 10 years as U.S. President.

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Posted: January 08, 2021, 12:04 PM Post
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good job. 2 full terms or 10 years! I'd say most Americans don't know that. Most students want to dispute it when I normally bring it up as a random factoid.


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Posted: January 08, 2021, 2:16 PM Post
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DHonks said:
good job. 2 full terms or 10 years! I'd say most Americans don't know that. Most students want to dispute it when I normally bring it up as a random factoid.


Interesting fact! Thank you.


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Posted: January 08, 2021, 8:31 PM Post
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I would've said two more terms, but I didn't know about the two year limit of a VP taking over for the President. I thought the VP could take over a day after the election, then still serve two more of his/her own.


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Posted: January 09, 2021, 6:33 AM Post
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An article in my local news reported a citizen was arrested for his 18th OWI offense. I’m all for second (and even third) chances when it comes to OWI, but this guy is clearly a danger to society.

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Posted: January 09, 2021, 2:23 PM Post
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An article in my local news reported a citizen was arrested for his 18th OWI offense. I’m all for second (and even third) chances when it comes to OWI, but this guy is clearly a danger to society.

https://www.wbay.com/2021/01/08/crash-k ... green-bay/


Wisconsin's tolerance for binge alcohol consumption is one of the worst things about living here. There are lots more Wallaces out there. They are a terrible burden to all of us.


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Posted: January 09, 2021, 4:55 PM Post
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Yes, I cringe every time I see the top-10 city alcohol consumption stats...


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Posted: January 09, 2021, 5:28 PM Post
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The fact that Wisconsin treats first and second OWI offenses lighter than most states doesn’t bother me much. The penalties are still pretty stiff. However, I’m shocked that someone can hit double digits and not be in prison for life. 18?!?!


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Posted: January 09, 2021, 7:35 PM Post
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My most memorable memory (and not a good one) from college parties is how no one even bats an eye when someone is about to leave ridiculously drunk and drive home. More often than not it was, “Okay man, drive safe!”. I don’t think that was really possible.


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Posted: January 09, 2021, 8:11 PM Post
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I don't think I ever really recognized the issue until I was in grad school rooming with undergrads.


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Posted: January 11, 2021, 5:28 PM Post
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My local cable company is in a urinating competition regarding the new contract with the company that sells them fox and abc, so those channels have been blacked out since 1/1. Streaming it off Hulu or whatever people use is not really an option for me as it would blast through the little monthly bandwidth I have. If they don't settle the dispute by the time the Packers play I am going to be very disappointed.


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Posted: January 11, 2021, 10:38 PM Post
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I realize you are in AK, so the answer could be very far...but how far are you from a transmitting fox tower?


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Posted: January 12, 2021, 11:34 AM Post
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Anchorage would be the closest transmitting towers and that's nearly 400 miles to the east with mountains in between.

Up until 1/1 we had a broadcast channel ARCS (Alaska Rural Communication Service) that would come in bad to good depending on the day. It basically aggregates from NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX and PBS and shows whatever programming they feel is most popular/wanted. The game would likely have a good chance of being on there typically, but starting this year they are handled by a different carrier so there is no schedule available. I've hooked the antenna up to the tv because if my cable doesn't settle their dispute it's probably my only hope.


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Posted: January 12, 2021, 1:51 PM Post
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Up until 1/1 we had a broadcast channel ARCS (Alaska Rural Communication Service) that would come in bad to good depending on the day. It basically aggregates from NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX and PBS and shows whatever programming they feel is most popular/wanted.

How does that work? Would ARCS show an entire season of a TV series they deem popular or do they jump around from week to week?


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Posted: January 12, 2021, 2:20 PM Post
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Before I had cable and was watching regularly, they had a pretty regular weekly schedule and a website to see the upcoming schedule. Things that would change it would be things like NFL games, specials, awards shows and that sort of thing. Pretty weird channel to be sure and here it is my apparent last bastion of hope for watching the Packers.


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Posted: January 12, 2021, 6:50 PM Post
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I found a contact for programming for ARCS and reached out to them, got a response within a half an hour. They get FOX from the same company I do, so they are equally out of luck, although they alluded to trying one last source they could not guarantee. One wouldn't think it would be difficult to view ABC and FOX if one has cable, yet here we are. This is madness.


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Posted: January 12, 2021, 7:25 PM Post
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nodakfan17 said:
The fact that Wisconsin treats first and second OWI offenses lighter than most states doesn’t bother me much. The penalties are still pretty stiff. However, I’m shocked that someone can hit double digits and not be in prison for life. 18?!?!


Why is someone with more than 3 offenses allowed to buy a car or even drive? License should be permanently revoked.


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