| Political Talk|| Pentagon tried to save syrian hostages this summer but were unsuccessful - C on 8/20/14 at 6:02 pm|
The United States attempted a rescue operation earlier this summer to free a number of American hostages held in Syria by ISIS, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a written statement.
"Unfortunately, the mission...
| Tech Board|| Words with friends crashing for everyone else? - C on 8/20/14 at 5:52 pm|
Only app I really play. Tia ...
| Political Talk|| Gov Perry indicted. - C on 8/15/14 at 6:05 pm|
No link yet. Just saw it on houston local news. Political corruption charge of intimidation. ...
| Political Talk|| CNN Headline: Why do blacks run mostly white country? - C on 8/15/14 at 8:31 am|
two-thirds of America is white, yet both the President and the chief law enforcement officer are black.
No that's not the real headline, but talk about race baiting pieces of shite. Are blacks not allowed to vote for white people now?
[quote]Why do whites run mostly bla...
| Political Talk|| NY Times - White House considering ground troops to assist Kurds - C on 8/13/14 at 2:16 pm|
[quote]A senior White House official said on Wednesday that the United States would consider using American ground troops to assist Iraqis in rescuing Yazidi refugees if re...
| Political Talk|| President late to another briefing.... UPDATED: Again! and Again! - C on 8/11/14 at 3:52 pm|
Nothing irks me more than how tardy he always is to these damn things. Respect your audience...
| Political Talk|| delete - C on 8/8/14 at 1:08 pm|
nevermind, I miss read...
| Political Talk|| Argentina's President doesn't like soccer; tells the WC finalist to their face. - C on 7/16/14 at 12:27 pm|
She has to be the worst president in the world, right?
[quote]“As you know, I’m no soccer fan,” said President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, while standing next to Messi and Argentina manager Alejandro Sabella. “I didn’t see a single match, not even the one yesterday (on Sunday). Even so I call...
| Money Talk|| Did I do something wrong? - Tax treatment of stocks sold at various times - C on 7/14/14 at 8:02 am|
Say I purchased 1000 shares of stock ACME at $10 on Dec 1st.
I sell two lots on Dec 26: 300 shares for 10.50 and 400 shares for 10.60. Tax season comes so I have to pay taxes on the short term earnings.
Fast forward a few months: the stock price on the shares I still own are down to $5. If ...
| Money Talk|| Big fish in a small pond or wade into deeper waters? TL/DR - C on 7/5/14 at 9:00 am|
So I've been deliberating on this for a while now and would appreciate some advice.
I work for an oil major and was hired to work within their major projects group 5+ years ago. About 3 years ago I was loaned to help a smaller niche organization within corporate. First I was seen as an outsider ...
| O-T Lounge|| Best way to get from NYC to Norfolk va? - C on 7/3/14 at 8:15 pm|
Not by plane? MIL was flying to see her son in Norfolk and delta canceled her flight after she got to NYC. Shes planning on taking greyhound from grand central station but any other advice is highly appreciated.
Here is a pic if anyone wants to help her out
| O-T Lounge|| Need a new refridgerator - Which brand is the most reliable? - C on 6/30/14 at 1:18 pm|
I loathe poor quality and needing repair on things I can't do myself. So other than cleaning the coils yearly, what is a good brand that will need the least maintenance? I've heard Whirlpool is the best but they don't use universal parts and they can be hard to come by. ...
| O-T Lounge|| Mexico City is much nicer than I expected - C on 6/26/14 at 9:35 pm|
Down here for business. Weather is great. Food is good. People are friendly. Service is excellent. I don't go out late so crime isn't an issue. ...
| Outdoor Board|| Barrel Fish - C on 6/23/14 at 12:04 pm|
Went out this weekend and the recreational capt I fish with has started targeting these guys. You catch them at about 1000ft of water. We fished them for about 4 hrs and ca...
| O-T Lounge|| I10 heading east from Lafayette is stopped - C on 6/20/14 at 1:31 pm|
| Political Talk|| Anti- science liberals vs anti-science conservatives: who is more dangerous? - C on 6/9/14 at 7:42 pm|
So ignoring the clear minded amongst us, here is a brief list of generally the far left and right positions that ignores what can be dangerously referred to as settled science that has a consensus.
Anti GMO produce
Anti genetically defined sexual difference...
| Political Talk|| Pakistani Taliban attack major airport in pakistan; 28 total killed - C on 6/9/14 at 7:49 am|
[quote]The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for an hours-long attack at the country's largest and busiest airport that killed at least 28 people.[/quote]
[quote]"As long as we are breat...
| Political Talk|| Why are we still in Afghanistan, Mr President? - C on 6/3/14 at 9:13 pm|
You're selling a narrative that the safe return of a soldier is all that matters, why are we still fighting? Obviously the mission isn't as important if you are saying one soldiers life is worth returning some of the top people we are fighting to the battle field. Obviously the mission is still extr...
| Movie/TV Board|| Does HIMYM close with the same song as the entrance to The Office? - C on 5/26/14 at 8:59 pm|
| Outdoor Board|| If you had $8k to spend on a rifle what would you buy? - C on 5/16/14 at 6:14 pm|
I'm thinking of getting a Blaser 338 lapua and fitting it out. ...
| Political Talk|| MSNBC stereotype the hell out of mexicans on cinco de mayo... - C on 5/7/14 at 7:22 am|
[quote]During several moments in the show on Monday, correspondent Louis Burgdorf appeared in a suit and tie and a sombrero.
"Happy Cinco de Mayo. Let me just take a shot here to get the thing started," he ...
| O-T Lounge|| Alabama swimmer killed in storms credited with saving girlfriend’s life - C on 5/1/14 at 12:56 pm|
[quote]Anna Rae Gwarjanksi, a senior swimmer at the school, tweeted that Servati died a hero and held up a "concrete wall long enough for his girlfriend to get out from under it before it collapsed again on him."[/quote]
| Political Talk|| EPA 6 months late and counting on renewable fuel standards - C on 4/21/14 at 7:07 am|
GAO paraphrased - delays costs refiners additional compliance costs due to uncertainties
EPA paraphrased response - they can just buy credits from someone else...
| Political Talk|| Hillary chooses Carter's SoS memoir title for the title of her book - C on 4/18/14 at 1:50 pm|
And people challenge the notion that history repeats itself!
[quote]Hillary Clinton's upcoming memoir, which is expected to look back at her time as secretary ...
| Political Talk|| at least 48 killed at UN base in South Sudan - C on 4/18/14 at 1:46 pm|
[quote]Heavily armed militants on Thursday attacked a U.N. peacekeepers' base that was sheltering civilians in South Sudan, killing at least 48 people and seriously injuring dozens of others, a U.N. spokesman in...
| O-T Lounge|| OT Driving experts - what does this road sign mean to you? (updated with pics) - C on 4/17/14 at 10:37 pm|
"Right 2 lanes must exit"
The next intersection is the feeder road to I-45. Are the right 2 lanes supp...
| Political Talk|| CNN Loses all credibility - "Sharpton hosts a top-rated news show..." - C on 4/10/14 at 7:44 am|
[quote]Back in the 1980s, he was a street agitator with a relentless hunger for media attention. [b]Today he hosts a top-rated national television show[/b] and a three-hour radio talk show that airs in dozens of markets...
| Political Talk|| Work Gap - Men work 13% more than women - Should they get paid overtime? - C on 4/8/14 at 11:38 am|
[quote]Men worked an average of 41 hours per week. Woman worked an average of 36.2 hours per week in paid employment.[/quote]
I don't think men are being fairly compensated for their work load above and beyond what women are working....
| Political Talk|| With which international leader does Obama have the best relationship? - C on 3/25/14 at 6:32 pm|
Bush, for good or bad, had strong relationships with a few leaders. Relationships that he wore on his sleeve and you knew they were discussing critical international issues on a regular basis. Who does Obama have a strong relationship with that you know he is discussing his moves with? ...
| Political Talk|| Syria/Turkey conflict impact russia's next steps? (turkey downs syria war plane) - C on 3/23/14 at 7:49 pm|
With Turkey being a NATO member, this could get ugly fast if Syria and Turkey start a more active campaign against one another. ...