| Outdoor Board|| cypress tree has branches bent during ice storm - thetempleowl on 3/9/14 at 2:51 pm|
OK, posted this on the OT, but surprise, I didn't get any reasonable advice. I got a pics or it didn't happen, and am currently waiting for someone to suggest to piihb.
Anyways, I have a couple of young cypress trees. The ice storm obviously bent them over quite a bit, but the have for the most...
| O-T Lounge|| Branches of Cypress bent during ice storm. - thetempleowl on 3/9/14 at 2:04 pm|
The ice storm damaged many trees and broke many branches, but some young cypress trees survived fine.
Some of the branches are not following their typical growth pattern but remain bent out at about a 90 degree angle.
I guess I have to tie them up to get them growing back to normal. Do I ...
| O-T Lounge|| Home golf simulators - thetempleowl on 2/7/14 at 1:02 pm|
OK, building a man cave and wish to put in an indoor golf simulator. Something accurate, something that would improve my game, and something fun.
There are many different kinds out there from the low priced golf launch pad to the much higher priced ones. Now I know this is the OT and everyone c...
| Political Talk|| The costs of defending criminals (2 million in the Arias case alone to date) - thetempleowl on 1/28/14 at 10:40 am|
Well, the costs for defedning Jody Arias is out and thus far it has cost the tax payers of that county over 2 million dollars in attorney fees, witnesses, etc.
That seems pretty steep. Obviously indigent people should be allowed a defense, but a defense costing this much seems a bit much.
| Political Talk|| discussing the legality of demonic possession... - thetempleowl on 1/28/14 at 10:02 am|
Calm down. This is not perhaps your typically thought discussion on the matter. I suppose that religion will have to get involved, but this is not meant to be a religious thread.
It is more about the legality of such a thing. Also, what happens if the believed to be demonically possessed per...
| Political Talk|| ACLU alleges comically unconstitutional religious harassment in rural Louisiana - thetempleowl on 1/27/14 at 8:26 am|
[quote]includes fill-in-the-blank questions on her tests such as “ISN’T IT AMAZING WHAT THE _____________ HAS MADE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
The ACLU claims that the credite...
| Political Talk|| Do poor people have themselves to blame? - thetempleowl on 1/12/14 at 12:59 pm|
Just an interesting question.
Are poor people poor because they are stupid/lazy/addicted to drugs/etc?
Basically is it their fault?
Is the protestant work ethic still true to a large degree?
Do smart people even born of crap parents tend to rise up in their work ranks, whether that wor...
| Political Talk|| was Jefferson Davis guilty of treason? - thetempleowl on 1/2/14 at 1:33 pm|
Posting from my phone, but curious how people feel currently.
He was arrested after the war and imprisoned in Virginia for two years before being freed on bail.
He was never tried and lived out much of the remainder of his life in Mississippi, though he traveled quite a bit.
I think he died...
| Political Talk|| 98-year-old photo negatives discovered in Antarctica - thetempleowl on 12/29/13 at 4:36 pm|
A bit of an interesting story for all here about photos found that were frozen.
[quote]In 1915, an ill-fated expedition known as the Ross Sea Party took to the New Zealand side of Antarctica to establish supply depots for explorers. After their ship broke loose from the moorings, the six men we...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| brees or foles? - thetempleowl on 12/22/13 at 8:11 am|
This is for the championship. I obviously have been riding brees. I picked up foles early on for a bye week replacement and held on to him. Brees tore up Carolina at home. But he doesn't do as well on the road. Foles has a weakened Chicago defense.
If Dallas wins, outcome of eagles game do...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| Brees or Foles at qb? - thetempleowl on 12/3/13 at 11:34 am|
I almost always live by a simple rule. You never sit your studs.
However, the question here is foles could certainly be considered a stud as well.
Then we have Brees against Carolina which has been tough the whole year or Foles against a somewhat weak lions defense.
I am torn here. I ...
| Political Talk|| Kids stink, teacher may get in trouble... - thetempleowl on 11/23/13 at 5:36 pm|
[quote]Some parents of students at the B.U.I.L.D. Academy in Buffalo, New York had complaints of their own after receiving a handwritten complaint le...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| Tate, Brown, or Woodhead - thetempleowl on 11/12/13 at 1:33 pm|
You get a choice of two to keep. You don't need them now, you want them ready for the playoffs.
I am thinking Tate (ribs are healing) and Brown.
I know woodhead is a solid player. This is non ppr, but he still gets decent production of close to 10 points a game. I am concerned that they m...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| Ellington, James, or Woodhead - thetempleowl on 11/10/13 at 12:00 pm|
Pick two rbs.
I am thinking Ellington and Woodhead.
Ellington they way will get 20 touches. Woodhead will be in much of game since they will be passing against denver.
What do you guys think?...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| mcfadden, woodhead, James, Brown or ellington - thetempleowl on 11/8/13 at 6:40 pm|
OK, I need to keep three. Which three.
Darren Mcfadden, Danny Woodhead, Mike James, Andre Ellington, and Andre Brown.
Mcfadden is ending up hurt not frequently. James seems to be good, but the offense hasn't scored much, Andre Ellington is seemingly electric, he just hasn't played as much ...
| Political Talk|| Whose fault is the shutdown? - thetempleowl on 10/2/13 at 9:25 am|
In most of the major news sources it is being reported that the republicans are shutting down the government unless obamacare gets stopped.
However, others are saying it is both parties fault.
A few are saying the republicans want to discuss the situation with the democrats, but Harry Reid jus...
| Fantasy Sports Board|| scraping the bottom of the running back pool... - thetempleowl on 9/23/13 at 4:08 pm|
Well, I'm in a 12 team league that is essentially a 2 qb team.
I need a running back. And we only have 2 bench spots with no ir spot.
I have Mcfadden and D Richardson as my running backs. I know I drafted them late.
As far as what I can have, I picked up Mcgahee after the browns picked ...
| Political Talk|| Ethical questions of defended self and home... - thetempleowl on 6/29/13 at 1:32 pm|
Some on the board happen to feel that if someone is in your home illegally at night and stealing someone, you should be allowed to shoot and kill him.
Some feel that if criminal has your belongings, you should be able to shoot if you feel you are unlikely to get those stolen items back.
| Political Talk|| Finally the dems and repubs politicians can agree on something... - thetempleowl on 6/19/13 at 9:07 am|
[quote]The center lives. Bipartisanship is not dead, as Democratic and Republican congressional leaders rally around the National Security Agency's big data grab.[/quote]
They can agree on guns, they can't agree on drugs, t...
| Political Talk|| big omnipotent government both a republican and democratic thing - thetempleowl on 5/14/13 at 3:13 pm|
I know everyone here is just laughing it up. The mistakes that our government have been making recently are mind bottling (blades of glory reference).
However, what one needs to understand is that this is not a democratic thing. This is not a republican thing. This is a government thing. The ...
| Political Talk|| Our government stores every call, text, and email. Thank God. - thetempleowl on 5/14/13 at 10:29 am|
I keep thinking thank God we have a good government. One that would never do anything untoward. I mean wouldn't it be horrible if the government actually was malignant? I mean thank God they are doing everything to protect us.
Just look at this little tidbit...
[quote]BURNETT: Tim, is there...
| Political Talk|| Is taxing the poor unfair? - thetempleowl on 4/22/13 at 10:14 am|
Texas is among the six states that tax the poor the most. Is this fair? I like to think that everyone should pay a part to the government. But evidently some feel that this is not fair.
| Political Talk|| Yes, people are stupid... - thetempleowl on 4/21/13 at 7:45 pm|
Well, it didn't take long for people to get the Czech republic mixed up with Chechnya.
So mixed up in fact that the Czech ambassador felt the need to clarify...
[quote]“As more information on the origin of the alleged perpetrators is coming to light, I am concerned to note in the social medi...
| Political Talk|| Anatomy of a scam of epic proportions - thetempleowl on 4/9/13 at 5:28 pm|
[quote]The Goldenberg scandal was a political scandal where the Kenyan government was found to have subsidised exports of gold far beyond standard arrangements during the 1990s, by paying the company Goldenberg International 35% more (in Kenyan shil...
| Political Talk|| Would you appeal the ban on prop 8 in cali to the supreme court? - thetempleowl on 3/25/13 at 3:16 pm|
I understand that is what the supporters of prop 8 are doing.
But do you think this is a wise choice? In other words, if you were against gay marriage, would you appeal this to the supreme court?
I can't help but think I would not. I would do as much as I could to keep this out of the supr...
| Political Talk|| Who trusts the government? - thetempleowl on 3/25/13 at 1:28 pm|
This is the American Government right? They can be trusted, right?
The interesting thing is we see people saying that certain powers are ok now because Obama is in power. They would have never wanted Bushie to have those powers.
However, one needs to understand that once you give the gover...
| Political Talk|| Stop and frisk - thetempleowl on 3/19/13 at 11:08 am|
[quote]The tactic is legal. Officers are allowed to make stops based on "reasonable suspicion," a less rigorous standard than "probable cause" needed to justify an arrest. Police are required to fill out a form where they check off the justification for stopping someone, which includes, "furtive mov...
| Political Talk|| de-extinction, should it be done? - thetempleowl on 3/16/13 at 5:56 pm|
Well, before it was little more than a movie, but it would appear that soon we will be able to de-extinct animals.
Remember the passenger pigeon? Tasmanian Tiger? Wooly Mammoth? Well these and others are being talked about being de-extincted.
But should it be done? These animals went extin...
| O-T Lounge|| Cluster sets, 5x5s, weight chains, pre-workout, post workout, other... - thetempleowl on 3/2/13 at 6:03 pm|
What do the expert lifters on this board think about the following things?
Cluster sets? There are many ways these can be done. They seem to be pretty decent. Better than the typical pyramid...
5x5? Seems to be the standard now for strength gaining. What say you?
Weight chains? They m...
| Outdoor Board|| tracer round burns down Dallas gun range - thetempleowl on 2/24/13 at 6:26 pm|
Will link later but some moron fired off a tracer round at an indoor range and voila you have a four alarm fire...
This is what they are saying now at least......