| Political Talk|| delete - double post - ShortyRob on 5/23/13 at 4:11 am|
| Political Talk|| Ahh. So glad we're fighting for these pieces of crap in Afghanistan - ShortyRob on 5/23/13 at 4:09 am|
[link=(http://news.yahoo.com/afghan-students-protest-womens-rights-decree-073905010.html)]Protestors unhappy about Presidential decree banning domestic abuse and child marriage.[/link]
fricker's can't even get it past parliament. The protestors actually find the idea that you can't beat women or f...
| Political Talk|| Can you talk Politics without mentioning a party or politicians? - ShortyRob on 5/17/13 at 12:13 pm|
I ask this because I think people intermingle political beliefs with personality politics too much.
I find political discussions with my political minded friends MOST interesting when we simply talk about competing concepts. For example, if talking SS, you really should be able to do that for a d...
| Political Talk|| How many liberals even Care if the stuff is true? - ShortyRob on 5/17/13 at 7:13 am|
Simple yes/no questions.
1)If Obama or one of his top cabinet members were proven to have a fingerprint in the IRS screenings, would you even have a problem with it?
2)If the same above had anything to do with access to Romney's tax records, would you have a problem with it?
3)If top aides ...
| Political Talk|| Assuming every lefty defense of Obama on these scandals is true - ShortyRob on 5/16/13 at 1:12 am|
Aren't they MAKING the conservative argument for why govt should STOP frickING GROWING and against govt power?
I mean, if all these agencies are basically unmanageable and can apply their power capriciously while no one at the top even realizes it's happening, it sure seems to me that this is the...
| Political Talk|| Absolutely COMICAL IRS article on Yahoo Finance - ShortyRob on 5/15/13 at 4:07 am|
This article literally made me laugh out loud.
[link=(http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/the-exchange/real-villain-irs-scandal-182512181.html)]The Real Villian in the IRS Scandal[/link]
Basic assertion? This is a product of outdated tax laws. Best gems of the article:
[quote]The IRS defines suc...
| Political Talk|| And.....the numbers are ticking up in Afghanistan again - ShortyRob on 5/14/13 at 10:04 am|
Well, bad news guys. You'll be seeing news about some more losses today.
Shame. I have no idea what we're doing here. About the only purpose I sincerely see for us here right now is to distribute American $$ to people from a variety of nations(to include Afghans).
Number lost still in flux. A...
| Political Talk|| We don't elect Presidents and parties anymore - ShortyRob on 5/13/13 at 9:58 am|
We elect gang leaders and gang members.
By that, I mean, THAT is actually what the average voter WANTS when they vote. They want people who go to DC and do WHATEVER it takes to defeat the other side. They don't care what is done, as long as the other side loses. ...
| Political Talk|| Post of the Year.........no F'n contest - ShortyRob on 5/12/13 at 3:08 am|
This shite deserves a thread of it's own and KUDOS to Tigerlaff
[quote]It's a few things.
1) people don't know or care that all politics is local. No one calls or writes their reps to demand action because they know nothing will likely change. Pols aren't held accountable. They spend election ...
| Political Talk|| The sad part about the IRS thing - ShortyRob on 5/11/13 at 10:55 pm|
The thing that saddens me really is that it seems pretty apparent that there is NO abuse of power the govt can engage in that will get ALL citizens up in arms. Everyone's got their team so, if it happens with their guy, all good. So, the govt simply keeps escalating the brazen nature of their abuses...
| O-T Lounge|| Ideal relationships between men and women should have about 10 year age gap - ShortyRob on 5/11/13 at 9:33 am|
I think it's that males should marry women 10 or more years their junior. I also think women should shoot for this too(older men). I don't think it's an accident that for much of history, that was the norm. The benefits are myriad.
1)Odds are that generally, a women 10 years jr will remain compe...
| Political Talk|| Hispanic immigrants have lower IQs than white Americans - ShortyRob on 5/11/13 at 6:10 am|
That is the assertion [link=(http://news.yahoo.com/analyst-said-immigrants-lower-iq-resigns-u-conservative-223121938.html)]this guy[/link] made in his Harvard dissertation and that revelation has gotten him fired.
1)I am fine with him being fired because of course, it is unhelpful ...
| Political Talk|| Why is TD conservative - libertarian(IE, even moreso than the South in General) - ShortyRob on 5/9/13 at 12:52 pm|
Just wondering. When I joined TD, it was already pretty obviously right leaning. Did it start out that way?
If so, any theories on why that is? I mean yes, Louisiana is right leaning, but I'd say TD is several degrees to the right of Louisiana as a whole.
I mean, primarily, this is an LSU spo...
| Political Talk|| Regarding "Research" - ShortyRob on 5/8/13 at 11:43 pm|
I posted this in another thread, but think there is a discussion to be had on this concept alone regarding research.
There is a SIGNIFICANT problem in our nation that I can only assume results from more recent approaches in college. This problem relates to how people view "research". It seems tha...
| Political Talk|| So, liberals are cheering Thatcher's death and - ShortyRob on 4/13/13 at 5:54 am|
they cheered Reagan's.
But, we're told that conservatives are "inherently bad people" by Rex the idiot.
| Political Talk|| I am STUNNED there has been no conspiracy talk about N. Korea - ShortyRob on 4/8/13 at 6:41 am|
I mean shite. I'm not one for conspiracy theories but hell, it's almost like someone said, "ok, the Iraq and Afghan shite is winding down. Time to ramp up another war".
Hell, if Korea had a brain in it's leadership head, it would've fricked with us when we had 10s of thousands of troops in BOTH Ir...
| Political Talk|| Question regarding the beliefs of NK leaders - ShortyRob on 3/30/13 at 6:24 am|
You know. When the last guy would bluster, you always could be soothed by the fact that you realized that HE knew he was full of shite. IE, he knew that he wasn't actually a God and all the other hilarious crap he fed his people. So, you could be reasonably sure that all the bluster was for a home au...
| Political Talk|| Genetically modified crops - ShortyRob on 3/29/13 at 7:53 am|
Is there a better example of pyschotic nuts than the anti-GMO crowd?
The demand for food in the world will continue to grow and these nuts, couples with the organic nuts, stand in the way of pretty much every innovation in the area of improving production.
All, basically rooted in fear of the...
| Political Talk|| TV Show "Cops" paints blacks in a "Bad Light" - ShortyRob on 3/21/13 at 6:50 am|
[link=(http://tv.yahoo.com/news/civil-rights-group-urges-fox-cancel-cops-exclusive-050000455.html)]Cmon. Really? I kinda think it's the people getting arrested that cause that. [/link]
I mean holeeeee frick. It's not the cop's fault that blacks are committing crimes?
Here's a thought. Maybe it...
| Political Talk|| Ya gotta give this Gay right's group credit - ShortyRob on 3/20/13 at 3:00 am|
[link=(http://news.msn.com/us/rainbow-flag-painted-on-house-across-from-westboro-baptist-church)]THIS[/link] is one hell of an excellent way to poke Westboro in the eye. :lol:...
| O-T Lounge|| Spin off of thread about things Kids won't comprehend - ShortyRob on 3/17/13 at 9:35 am|
Most of what's in that thread is stuff like 8 tracks which kids won't comprehend primarily because they're just things that are gone now. Those things are fun to think about. But, there are other differences today. Things kids don't seem to do anymore that there is no reason other than the thing jus...
| O-T Lounge|| What's your greatest fear in life??? - ShortyRob on 3/13/13 at 4:02 am|
Mine is that I wont be remembered. That 50 years after my death, my life will be a nearly invisible blip on the landscape of time. 100 years from death, I might as well not have existed at all.
Yes. I know this is sort of an irrational fear. But, Am I the only one who contemplates their mortality...
| Political Talk|| Seven Dead in my region of Afghanistan in the last 3 days - ShortyRob on 3/12/13 at 4:06 am|
5 in one incident last night.
How many of you in here would even know this if you hadn't seen this post? Now, consider that most of you are FAR more engaged than the general public.
Now, ask yourself. Why exactly does this lack of reporting exist?
ETA: Turns out I knew the female on the bi...
| Political Talk|| Evaluating "Solutions"...........question for the PT - ShortyRob on 3/9/13 at 12:18 am|
OK. Here's a quick test for the PT.
Looking at the following steps.
1)You identified a problem
2)You developed a solution
3)You implimented the solution.
4)After implimentation, the problem gets substantially better.
Question. Can you officially call the solution a success?
If so, expla...
| O-T Lounge|| Oregon State releases new Beaver logo......should have been NSFC - ShortyRob on 3/5/13 at 3:00 am|
Alas, imagine my disappointment!!!
[link=(http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1553713-oregon-state-and-nike-unveil-new-look-for-the-beavers)]Cmon. Release the BEAVER!![/link]...
| Political Talk|| Things that make you go hmmmmm - ShortyRob on 3/3/13 at 8:19 pm|
The govt loses 2 cents on every dollar of allowed spending via sequestration and tells you they need to start furloughing people and cutting services. BUT. That same govt tells you that an increase in taxes of a significantly higher percentage on organizations that also have tons of employees should...
| Political Talk|| If you believe a 9% cut in ANY federal agency - ShortyRob on 3/1/13 at 8:44 am|
actually REQUIRES a cut in the services that agency provides rather than just having the agency stop spending on bull shit, you are a fricking certifiable retard who should NEVER be allowed to vote again.
That is all....
| O-T Lounge|| Weight Training and 40 times on the Rant and the O-T - ShortyRob on 2/27/13 at 5:29 am|
One thing these weight threads has shown is how funny all the board 40 time claims are.
I mean, half this board acts like you're claiming to be Hercules if you can do what pretty much every guy who is a gym regular can do. BUT, many of these same folks claim to be 40 year olds who run sub 4.7.
| Political Talk|| I honestly don't know why people care if gays get married - ShortyRob on 2/27/13 at 1:05 am|
I don't know why people care if 3 ADULTS consentually get married.
I mean, I know why people believe it is wrong. I get that. But, I think a LOT of shite is wrong that I choose for MYSELF not to do but I don't feel compelled to keep anyone else from doing it.
And I post this with all of you kn...
| Political Talk|| Basic admission - ShortyRob on 2/24/13 at 5:06 am|
Don't know if you've noticed, but I've posted a good bit less lately on this board. I wasn't really sure why I found fewer reasons to post, but I think I've got an idea of the basics.
1)My wife and I are financially secure. The idiots of this nation can frick with us as much as they like, but in t...