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Why Hate Johnny Football? - ShortyRob
I admit it. I couldn't stand the SOB. But, that shite was irrational. I have no logical reason for disliking him other than it was sort of the thing to do. The guy is young, rich, having a blast and pulling OT 9+s regularly. Let's be honest. Most people hate him at this point due to jealousy....


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Why I assume American soccer will improve - ShortyRob
and eventually be a world power. Now, full discolure. I wouldn't really call myself a soccer guy. But, I am old enough to remember a few things. The reality is that while a lot of kids play soccer now, this is a relatively new phenomenon. By "relatively new", I mean that the reality is that it re...


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Global Warming. SIMPLE question - ShortyRob
Not even going to argue if it is happening. For the sake of argument, I'm going to accept 100% of the assertions regarding it happening. OK. List for me the positive effects of global warming going with the stated assumption. If you say "none", get the frick out of the thread with your stupidit...


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The overuse of the term Hypocrite - ShortyRob
Watching the Glen Beck thread, it really just has to be said that in politics, and, in social life in general, the American use of the term hypocrite has become complete bull shite and, it is a close relative of the term "flip flop". Both terms have real meaning, but not in today's debate. Now, they'...


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I like the IP discussion. It stimulates decent debate on this board....... - ShortyRob
The problem I have with being 100% against IP is, I can't imagine how that would not reduce innovation on many fronts. Sure, it might encourage innovation on some fronts. I can't deny that. But, there is simply no denying that there are many innovations that have come largely from people motivated b...


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Eventually, we'll all recognize this IS a religious war - ShortyRob
It occurs to me that one reason why people don't recognize it as a religious war is that we lump Islam together. Now, I think overall, Islam is one fricked up religion. BUT, out real problem children are the ones who support Sharia law. Baptists are a subset of Christians. If pretty much all Bapt...


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Why studies on Education Systems amuse me - ShortyRob
I'm often amused at how Americans can willfully ignore the obvious but come to believe fantasies that their daily lives easily refute if they'd just admit it to themselves. Education is a biggie. You often see comparisons that rate X state tops and Y state bottom and of course, people love to latch ...


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Circle Jerk...........I'm open to suggestions - ShortyRob
Mmmkay. Many point out, somewhat correctly that this board is pretty much dominated by conservatives.(although I'd assert, it's not all that Republican these days). But, neither here nor there. The sad fact is, finding a board that isn't pretty much all left or all right on the net these days is ...


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The ARC of certain liberal presence on this board (Bergdahl) - ShortyRob
In my time on this board, one thing has become readily apparent. There is a definitive "arc" to how liberals deal with shite like this Bergdahl story on this board. IE, any story that tends to make their dear leader or side look bad. Step 1 - Become COMPLETE fricking ghosts. Someone like Decatur/Re...


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Solar Freakin Roadways.... - ShortyRob
OK. The video is cheesy as frick. But, once you get past that, this is some interesting shite. [link=(http://trendinghot.net/invention-will-change-world-just-watch/)]Roadways made from Solar panels [/link]...


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Kerry Tells Snowden to "Man Up" - ShortyRob
[link=(http://news.yahoo.com/kerry-tells-snowden-man-come-home-115623320--politics.html)]Goddamn Kerry is a moron.[/link] [quote]Kerry said Snowden should "stand up in the United States and make his case to the American people."[/quote]Um. Yeah. Because lord knows, if Snowden comes back, THAT is wh...


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Look up from your screen - ShortyRob
[link=(http://blog.petflow.com/this-is-a-video-everyone-needs-to-see-for-the-first-time-in-my-life-im-speechless/?utm_source=ilmd&utm_medium=Facebook&utm_campaign=speechless)]So, this video has probably already been out there a while but I hadn't seen it. And, some of you may think, "why is this pol...


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Germans as hell but still maybe the dumbest blonde on the net - ShortyRob
[link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qhm7-LEBznk)]Watch her describe how long it takes a car traveling 55mph to go 55 miles. Someo of the greatest 4 minutes on the net.[/link]...


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Women set up to fail USMC’s most grueling test - ShortyRob
[link=(http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/power-players-abc-news/a-marines-story-women-set-up-to-fail-usmc-s-most-grueling-test-223033894.html?vp=1)]What a joke headline.[/link] Holy cow what a complete BS headline. I clicked it fully expecting to hear that this Lieutenant was whining about how she was "s...


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The Ludlow massacre.........for your discussion - ShortyRob
I found this story today and honestly, I plead that I didn't know about it(which is shameful really). [link=(http://zinnedproject.org/materials/ludlow-massacre/)]For your discussion[/link] A key paragraph, not matter what you think of what happened, is the following. After the initial attack o...


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The Wrong Enemy - ShortyRob
Found this an interesting if unsurprising story regarding our fighting in Afghanistan and the fact that Pakistan was never really on our side. Sure. This seems obvious but it clearly wasn't acted upon for a great deal of time(and really still isn't). [link=(http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/power-play...


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Update for those who helped me a couple nights ago - ShortyRob
My wife is a difference maker. Circumstances related to work meant that until yesterday, I was having to deal with this issues alone. She managed to work a deal to get by my side yesterday. Things are still rough for me but having someone who REALLY knows what better or worse means is invaluable. I'...


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Wish I were dead - ShortyRob
Nm...


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Political Murders........Do you believe - ShortyRob
That in the last say, 30 years, there have been politically sanctioned murders designed to cover wrongdoing or facilitate policy? I'm talking federal level. What say u. Yes or no...


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Read my lips......no new taxes - ShortyRob
Clearly, Bush 1 was an idiot. He should've had Obama as a staffer. Then, when his opponents hung that promise around his neck, he could've just said he really meant "no new taxes as long as the tax system worked" or something like that. And shit, at least we don't have tons of evidence that Bush ...


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19 Maps That Will Help You Put The United States In Perspective - ShortyRob
I've always known this but it's funny. Just because I've always known that the Mercator map we pretty much always see is skewed north and away from the equator, that doesn't change the reality that even I don't "mentally see" these nations correclty in size because well, you pretty much never SEE th...


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So. Bottom line on Dem excuses and blaming repubs for Obamacare - ShortyRob
So. They are arguing that if only Repubs had offerred amendments in exchange for support blah blah blah(Vegas Bengal). Bottom line. They are saying DEMS AREN'T CAPABLE OF CRAFTING LEGISLATION OR RUNNING shite ON THEIR OWN. IN OTHER WORDS, THEY ARE INCOMPETENT. You'll note, the VBs of the world ...


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O-T Lounge
Magazine Photoshop.........am the only one who has become immune? - ShortyRob
I can remember a time when I naively lo"oked at the covers of magazines and thought,"holy crap, check her out" or hell, even in the case of guys thought, "gimme a break......" regarding how they looked. Now though, I literally walk by the magazines and I don't even look at the photos like they'r...


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I can only assume that Jamarcus Russell's attempted comeback fizzled - ShortyRob
I mean, if teams are calling Brett Favre, that's gotta be a sign. What happened with it exactly? Was there at least some conclusion to the thing?...


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Holy hacktastic. Yahoo article stunning in stupidity - ShortyRob
This writer is an imbecile. Argues that companies who hire min wage workers COST the govt money because these workers end up using govt assistance. Um. No you fricking idiot. They hire low skilled workers who absent getting such jobs would require MORE govt assistance. Think about the level of br...


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Well Crap. Broke my big toe. - ShortyRob
This is the third time in my life I've broken the same damned toe. :banghead:...


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If ANYone you know is Obama voters and they say something to you - ShortyRob
about their premiums shooting up, losing their company insurance or any other wonderful outcropping of Obamacare, laugh in their face. Tell em tough shite and that you are GLAD they got fricked. Oh. You say that's mean and you shouldn't say something like that? Why not? They were PERFECTLY HAPPY wh...


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I ask again. Who on Earth is actually going to pay insurance premiums? - ShortyRob
I mean, seriously. Even for lefties who support the program, what percentage of not currently sick people will actually pay for insurance in cases where the fine is less than the premium? I mean, from an intelligent move perpective, that percentage should be 0%. I would pretty much expect nearly ...


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A question regarding signing up for Obama care..........why exactly - ShortyRob
would anyone do this? I mean, let's speak not from a political standpoint, but just from a personal finance standpoint. If you cannot be refused for pre-existing conditions, why would anyone actually sign up for insurance while healthy? It would seem to me that the only people this might make...


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Basic lesson in negotiation that Obama seems to be missing - ShortyRob
In watching what's happening thus far, I'd say it's going exactly as I expected. The right is getting pounded in opinion polls and is taking much of the blame. And, Obama/Reid et al are reveling in it. But, they're missing something sort of key in negotiations that it appears some on the right get. ...


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