| Food and Drink Board|| Boiling Crabs for the first time. Any tips? - Powerman on 5/20/13 at 11:38 am|
Is a 20 quart stock pot a good enough vessel for this activity or do I need to get something really huge with a propane burner?
| Political Talk|| Good news for all who care about fiscal matters - Powerman on 5/14/13 at 3:30 pm|
[quote]The Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday the federal deficit is expected to shrink to $642 billion in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, down sharply from last year because of higher taxes and other revenues c...
| O-T Lounge|| Tips on selecting a smart TV? - Powerman on 4/1/13 at 6:52 am|
Was looking at getting a new TV for myself. I think I'm going to get an LED. It looks like most of the new TVs are the wifi smart TVs. I was considering getting a roku 3 but it looks like all of these TVs come with a few internet apps already.
Has anyone tried a few different brands that can c...
| Political Talk|| What is the "conservative" obsession with gay marriage? - Powerman on 3/30/13 at 2:25 pm|
Why is it really that big of an issue to you if gay people want to get married?
Doesn't change your life one bit.
Wouldn't that definition make you a big government liberal for wanting to force your morality on others?...
| Political Talk|| "Student loan forgiveness" and rich people who want welfare - Powerman on 3/16/13 at 1:37 pm|
So this is a topic that doesn't really get brought up often.
But one of my facebook friends reminded me of it. She is a lefty for sure and she thinks that the government should forgive most if not all of her student loan debt.
Now you're probably thinking this is some dumb arse with an art his...
| Money Talk|| What do you think is a reasonable amount to spend on home furnishings? - Powerman on 3/16/13 at 11:59 am|
I'm moving into a new place and need to furnish it since I gave all my shite away when I left New Orleans.
It's a small 2 bedroom townhouse (~1100 square feet) so I don't have a ton of space to fill.
I'm thinking I can get most of it done on about a 4K budget
I need pretty much everything....
| Political Talk|| Fast food and Obamacare - Powerman on 3/16/13 at 10:50 am|
I've seen multiple statements about how fast food places like Burger King and Subway and the like will suffer because of Obamacare.
I'm not a big fan of the government picking winners and losers but can someone explain to me how this is necessarily a bad thing?...
| O-T Lounge|| What would the LLOTOT do - women advice - Powerman on 3/11/13 at 4:47 pm|
So I'm out with a female coworker last night and some of her friends that I've never met
This girl that I thought was way out of my league was apparently into me (and of course I'm completely oblivious to this)
My coworker claims that she wanted me. Great. But I don't have her number. Cowor...
| Political Talk|| Why are old people (in general) incapable of grasping new concepts? - Powerman on 3/9/13 at 9:08 am|
The most concrete example that comes to mind is probably the war on drugs
Anyone can objectively see that it's a terrible big government enterprise that is a huge net negative to society.
Yet otherwise intelligent old people support the shite out of it. And ironically some of the most vocal su...
| Political Talk|| 2012 4TH quarter growth revised upward - Powerman on 2/28/13 at 2:37 pm|
I know this is upsetting for most of you that were hoping for 2 consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth so you could celebrate another recession.
But I figured I'd share anyway.
Gross domestic product...
| Food and Drink Board|| Made some Indian food tonight (some terrible pics inside) - Powerman on 2/23/13 at 8:05 pm|
Just did one dish with some bread, rice, and raita.
My own interpretation of Aloo Baignan if you will
Consists of eggplant and potatoes as the base with a cumin, onion, and ginger garlic paste to coat it all.
Couldn't figure out how I wanted to plate it so I took a couple of pics. They all...
| Political Talk|| How reliable is the usdebtclock.org clock? - Powerman on 2/23/13 at 10:56 am|
Is that considered to be a valid source here?...
| Political Talk|| The "libertarians are stupid" and 3rd party vote is vote for Obama topic - Powerman on 2/23/13 at 8:30 am|
This topic was addressed in the middle of another thread and there were several posters that believe that libertarians are stupid for not voting republican.
I believe rolltide was one of them. There were others.
One of the premises was that libertarians stand up for "stupid" civil liberties l...
| Money Talk|| Down payment on a home - how much is too much? - Powerman on 2/22/13 at 7:48 am|
Say I wanted to put more than 20% down
Is this a bad idea? Is there some rule of thumb that states that the down payment is excessively large and stupid?
25% too much? 30%? Or is any amount over 20% considered too much?...
| Food and Drink Board|| What are some good vegetables for dipping? - Powerman on 2/20/13 at 12:03 pm|
I have some hummus dip and nothing to dip into it
I don't want any sort of bread or crackers because I'm trying to add more vegetables to my diet.
Only things that come to mind are celery, carrots, maybe broccoli.
Anything else that you think might be good to dip in hummus? ...
| Political Talk|| Where are all the 1 %ers creating jobs - Powerman on 2/19/13 at 5:43 pm|
On this forum there are several narratives that I hear often
1. The 1%ers create all the jobs
2. Increasing taxes on the 1%ers hurts job growth
Let's forget about taxes for a second. One thing that can't be disputed is the following: the wealth of the 1% has increased substantially over the ...
| Political Talk|| Hypothetical: What nation should we aspire to be most like? - Powerman on 2/17/13 at 10:51 am|
Save all your "this is the best country on earth!" BS. It's a hypothetical.
Answering this question isn't admitting that you think another country is better. Think of it as someone putting a gun to your head and saying that we have to change to a different form of government and you having to c...
| Food and Drink Board|| This is the largest chicken breast I've ever seen - Powerman on 2/15/13 at 8:19 pm|
I went to Sprout's Market the other day and picked up what I thought was a 2 back of boneless chicken breasts. Turns out it was just one. 1.6 lbs by itself.
Pretty difficult to tell how big it is from the picture, but for reference that knife is huge and has a 10' blade.
| Money Talk|| Billionaires predicting financial ruin in U.S.? - Powerman on 2/15/13 at 5:06 pm|
[quote]In the latest filing for Buffett’s holding company Berkshire Hathaway, Buffett has been drastically reducing his exposure to stocks that depend on consumer purchasi...
| Money Talk|| Good time to invest in a nikkei ETF? - Powerman on 2/15/13 at 10:31 am|
There are a couple of ETFs that track the nikkie that are hedged against currency fluctuations.
I'm considering investing in DXJ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Bellhaven Scottish Ale - Powerman on 2/12/13 at 2:02 pm|
Bought a 4 pack at HEB the other day. (image is from google)
I've enjoyed a couple so far. I would say very similar taste to a Guinness but a little bit smoother.
I could make this part of my regular rotation. Would ...
| Money Talk|| Didn't know there was humor on the money board, someone is trolling - Powerman on 2/11/13 at 5:16 pm|
Just got my first credit card: some questions (Posted on 2/9/13 at 8:32 p.m.)
[quote]Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace (Posted on 2/10/13 at 2:15 p.m.)
Anyone done it? I'm thinking of starting it soon. Opinions? Did it help you? [/quote]
God Save The King Of New Orleans
| Tiger Rant|| Should Copeland be playing a little lighter? - Powerman on 2/10/13 at 8:21 am|
I don't think it would kill the guy to play 10 lbs lighter
He would still be plenty big enough and might have a little more speed/agility as a guy with the ball in his hands if we look his way in the passing game...
| Music Board|| Would this be an appropriate place to discuss music gear? - Powerman on 2/9/13 at 9:30 am|
I haven't picked up the guitar in a few years and was considering picking it up again
I sold my gear a few years ago (it was nothing too special)
I'm not looking for starter gear. Looking for a solid guitar and amp (amp doesn't need to be anything big, just good quality sound)
I would like...
| Tiger Rant|| Here is an impressive stat from Cam - Powerman on 2/8/13 at 1:54 pm|
[quote]In his last 125 games as an NFL offensive coordinator, the teams Cameron was a part of in San Diego and Baltimore lost a total of only eight games by more than seven points.
That's pretty impressive in the NFL
[quote]The 2006 Chargers offense directed by Camero...
| Political Talk|| Pro life conservatives - would you accept this deal (hypothetical) - Powerman on 2/5/13 at 8:32 pm|
Roe V Wade is overturned and whatever other steps necessary to make it illegal also happen.
A couple of catches though:
1. Gay marriage is now legal on a national level and they can adopt these would be aborted babies
2. The public will be asked to pay for the medical bills during pregnan...
| More Sports Board|| Game management pet peeve - using a time out on a first and ten - Powerman on 2/4/13 at 9:26 am|
This really drives me nuts and it happened again last night
Early in the 3rd quarter and you take a time out on a first down
Why? Are those 5 yards more valuable than a time out? I say no. Just take the delay....
| Money Talk|| Tax question.....regarding traditional IRA - Powerman on 2/3/13 at 7:43 pm|
So I was doing my taxes on turbo tax and the turbo tax thing claims that I can't deduct my IRA contributions since my income is too high and/or I have an employer sponsored plan (401k)
1. the 401K is from an old company and I no longer have it
2. I can't fathom that my income is ...
| Political Talk|| I don't understand the income tax being used as a tool to soak the rich - Powerman on 2/2/13 at 10:46 am|
If the end game is to really soak the rich then why not try to pass some amendment that allows taxation of property?
Let's say you enact a tax on property starting above some arbitrary number (let's say 2 million dollars)
Wouldn't that be more effective in taxing the rich than going after high...
| Food and Drink Board|| Is pepper overused as an ingredient pre cooking? - Powerman on 1/31/13 at 3:05 pm|
It makes sense to salt things as salt penetrates meat but pepper really doesn't
Why is it almost always a given to season everything under the sun with salt and pepper before you cook it? Wouldn't pepper be more suitable to be added after?...