You know what was a good 80s board game - Fireball. I get that collectors don't primarily want the new game board and the vintage stuff has value mostly because kids lost the pieces but: But it was a good game, many people are looking for this game because they want to play it with their kids or just play it,… » 8/19/14 2:35pm Tuesday 2:35pm

As most of the Native American tribes knowingly and thoughtfully structured payday loan companies to avoid current and future state regulations with lawyers, I'm not sure exploited is the correct word. Sure, the groups that the tribes partnered with may be getting the better end of the deal ... but I'm not sure… » 8/11/14 12:10pm 8/11/14 12:10pm

Good stuff. For the folks outside CA or even Northern California, these are Eastman and Hensley Lake in the Central Valley ... which are pretty small and where the farming is smaller and a little more arid than regions farther north. So this helpful, but you need some perspective for the alarming photos. » 8/04/14 8:49am 8/04/14 8:49am

Some have changed the definition for some reason to be respiratory impairment under water (which unless you are a fish, pretty much happens when anybody goes under for any time) with the outcome broken down into death (OG), health problems, and no heath problems (which would seems to include everything from 2 seconds… » 7/31/14 11:32am 7/31/14 11:32am

At one great time, he was just pure awesome villain. Then Lucas kept building this arc. He now an answer to your question that dovetails with the arc of folks like Pepper Pots. Through 6 movies, he starts off as a sappy kid / love interest and ends up dying doing something heroic. I will now go drink. » 7/30/14 4:32pm 7/30/14 4:32pm

Like Google Bus, the inability to focus energy to achieve a workable compromise is the issue. They put notes on the door, which will freak some people out until they learn there is enforcement is unlikely. One would presume they at least forwarded the evidence to the city attorney. When those cases don't move… » 7/29/14 7:47pm 7/29/14 7:47pm

You folks get that the concepts at place here – people going to work for a company that provides temporary workers; said company changing the protocols for assigning work; and associated possible outcomes and impact upon quality of life for workers, potential for lowering the quality of the service provided by said… » 7/23/14 2:24pm 7/23/14 2:24pm

I recall their first run at them in the late 90s. They leagues loved it for the TV rights bidding wars, but in the end people were just trained to get TV sports from ESPN. 15 more years of that and 2-4 ESPN Channels in most homes ... they can make a dent and slowly grow a share if they make better TV ... but they… » 7/18/14 12:44pm 7/18/14 12:44pm

0% chance of happening. But since we don't legally start over Tim, if Silicon Valley is willing to take on most of the state's existing bond debt, closing the current gaps between all current pension fund values and total liabilities going forward, 40-65% of the state's prisoners, and a hard cap on % of water you'll… » 7/17/14 5:40pm 7/17/14 5:40pm

The folks upset about the changes to the prices and culture of SF have two choices: (1) oppose the inevitable change, dig your feet in with unreasonable demands, and get steam rolled for almost nothing; or (2) get politically feasible goals, push for those, and actually make SF better. You aren't getting your old… » 7/17/14 12:15pm 7/17/14 12:15pm

The odds of this getting through a state approval that just doesn't draws lines but actually divvies up CA's water, assets, and liabilities (pensions, prisons populations predominantly in "central CA", ect.) forever between 6 proposed states AND wins federal approval to jump the state total to 55 is less than zero. … » 7/15/14 12:06pm 7/15/14 12:06pm