| Political Talk|| Uruguay to sell pot for a dollar a gram - Zed on 10/21/13 at 6:09 pm|
[quote] The El Pais newspaper reported Sunday that drug chief Julio Calzada says marijuana sales should start in the second half of 2014 at a price of $1.
He says the idea isn't to make money, but to wrench the market away from illegal dealers. Calzada said in August that the price would be ar...
| Political Talk|| Kasparov slaps down Putin and NYT on Twitter - Zed on 9/12/13 at 2:45 pm|
[quote]I hope Putin has taken adequate protections. Now that he is a Russian journalist his life may be in grave danger![/quote][quote]In just the past few years Putin has discovered both international law and God. That is, he has discovered both can serve his purposes.[/quote][quote]Putin's troops ...
| Political Talk|| Sarah may run for Senate - Zed on 7/9/13 at 5:50 pm|
[quote]I've considered it because people have requested me to consider it. But, I'm still waiting to see what the lineup will be and hoping that -- there again, there will be some new blood, new energy, not just kind of picking from the same old politicians in the state that come from political fami...
| O-T Lounge|| I just took two feral kittens to The Humane Society - Zed on 7/8/13 at 1:28 pm|
and I feel like a dick. Are they gonna die, or do feral kittens get adopted? They told me they were about 6 weeks old....
| Political Talk|| Is Snowden a pawn? - Zed on 6/25/13 at 5:33 pm|
What if Putin uses Snowden to extract something from Obama? Assuming that something is significant does it change your opinion on Snowden if he puts those events in motion by fleeing to Russia?
Is this a realistic scenario?...
| Help Board|| ottothewise - Zed on 2/23/13 at 4:40 pm|
Was he banned? If so, what did he do, and can he come back? Otto was a prolific poster with abundant stories and insight who made valued contributions to the poliboard. If he was indeed banned, whatever he did, I'm sure he's sorry....
| Political Talk|| Future racial party preference - Zed on 2/22/13 at 12:29 pm|
Yahoo News has got a cool tool you can use to determine each parties percentage of the vote in future races. They use census population growth projections and current racial makeup and voting behavior to project future races.
You can manipulate the voting preferences of different groups to chan...
| Political Talk|| How do you feel about Medicare spending caps? - Zed on 12/13/12 at 12:26 pm|
There seems to be something of a consensus that government healthcare spending is one of the main drivers of increasing healthcare costs, and that those costs are one of the main drivers of future deficits. The Affordable Care Act I believe caps medicare spending at GDP growth plus .5 percent. Rya...
| Political Talk|| What does the electoral map look like for republicans in the future? - Zed on 10/26/12 at 2:59 pm|
The economy is recovering very slowly, the ACA still remains unpopular, unemployment is around 8 percent, and yet Obama still looks to be up in Ohio. Virginia, Florida, and Colorado, which may all be lost for Obama, are still close. The hispanic population is only going to grow. How big of a prob...
| Political Talk|| Christie says war on drugs is a failure - Zed on 7/9/12 at 9:46 pm|
Kudos to him. I can't think of any way this benefits him politically. Maybe he wants out of the running for VP?
| Political Talk|| Christie vs Newt - Zed on 1/22/12 at 3:45 pm|
[quote]"We all know the record," Christie said. "He was run out of the speakership by his own party. He was fined $300,000 for ethics violations. This is a guy who has had a very difficult political career at times and has been an embarrassment to the party ... I don't need to regale the country wit...
| Political Talk|| Game Change trailer out - Zed on 12/21/11 at 5:13 pm|
Julianne Moore looks like she's going to nail it.[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4YlDkCIoIs&feature=player_embedded)]LINK[/link]...
| Political Talk|| Larry Flynt wants dirt on Perry - Zed on 9/22/11 at 10:50 pm|
If there's any truth to the rumors, he could be in some deep shite pretty soon.[link=(http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/22/larry-flynt-rick-perry_n_976781.html)]One miiilllion dolllars[/link]...
| Political Talk|| Is wind power dangerous? - Zed on 7/1/11 at 6:39 pm|
Some on this board have questioned if wind farms may affect weather patterns. Well, it appears that weather patterns may be the least of our concerns.[link=(http://www.theonion.com/video/in-the-know-coal-lobby-warns-wind-farms-may-blow-e,20876/)]Scary[/link]...
| Political Talk|| Are you ready for Rudy? - Zed on 5/24/11 at 7:33 pm|
Rudy Giuliani is apparently thinking of jumping into the race. Can he count on your vote? :lol:
| Political Talk|| Ron Paul vs Chris Christie - Zed on 5/22/11 at 4:45 pm|
Ron Paul and Chris Christie appear to be everyone's favorite conservatives, understandably. Of the current contenders, Paul seems to be the overwhelming favorite of people on this board. Now that Daniels is out there will be intense pressure on Christie to run. If he does nut up and run, who do y...
| Political Talk|| Ed wants patriotism - Zed on 5/7/11 at 3:19 pm|
Ed Schultz asks an interesting question. Are we gonna see any shitkicker country songs about getting Bin Laden? :lol:[link=(http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/05/05/msnbcs_ed_wheres_the_patriotism.html)]LINK[/link]...
| Political Talk|| Is there an illegal immigration end point? - Zed on 4/27/11 at 8:26 pm|
Will it end? If at some point all the low skill low wage jobs are taken, and there aren't any new industries that require those jobs, will immigration slow?
Are all the hispanic population predictions flawed, or can we expect consistent immigration at the current level for the foreseeable futu...
| Movie/TV Board|| Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin! - Zed on 4/27/11 at 2:22 pm|
The first picture is out. What do you think?
| Political Talk|| Hitchens has lost his voice, doesn't sound good - Zed on 4/24/11 at 11:21 am|
A message to atheists. I don't like the tone, not sure how much time he has left.
[quote]Nothing would have kept me from joining you except the loss of my voice (at least my speaking voice) which in turn is due to a long argument I am currently having with the specter of death.[/quote][quote]Bel...
| Political Talk|| Opensecrets.org - Zed on 4/20/11 at 8:58 pm|
If you really want to get pissed off check this site out....
| O-T Lounge|| ntldr is missing - Zed on 3/3/11 at 11:37 pm|
I'm getting this message when I try to start my computer up. It won't boot. I've googled a solution to no avail. Can any of you goobs help me?...
| Political Talk|| What happened to Gaddafi? - Zed on 2/24/11 at 9:56 pm|
This man is extremely ugly. Did he have plastic surgery? Was it stress? Good lord.
| Political Talk|| Muslim polling by Pew Research - Zed on 2/3/11 at 5:47 am|
Didn't see this posted, pretty scary stuff.[link=(http://pewglobal.org/2010/12/02/muslims-around-the-world-divided-on-hamas-and-hezbollah/)]LINK[/link]
| Political Talk|| Penal colony - Zed on 1/25/11 at 8:52 pm|
What if after a certain number of offenses, instead of locking people up for life or letting them out of prison, we put them on an island. A tent, a knife, and a box of matches.
Would a penal colony be better than what we do now for repeat offenders? Would they all kill each other, or would t...
| Political Talk|| A hypothetical - Zed on 12/30/10 at 1:48 pm|
Lets say the CIA starts dropping incarcerated sinaloa drug cartel members into Afghanistan. Who wins the impending drug war, and is the country better or worse off? They're both crazy but who is worse? I think the mexicans kick Taliban ass....
| Political Talk|| Pro life people - Zed on 11/18/10 at 12:55 pm|
Let's say abortion is made illegal in the US. What do you feel would be an appropriate punishment? Since you consider it murder, premeditated even, would you consider a life sentence appropriate? Death? If you would consider a lesser penalty, how do you jive that with your characterization of ab...
| SEC Rant|| Cam Newton poll - Zed on 11/11/10 at 9:59 pm|
Apparently the allegations are fair game with Heisman voting. [link=(http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/fp/flashPollResultsState?sportIndex=frontpage&pollId=101621)]LINK[/link]...
| Political Talk|| Low taxes = Recession - Zed on 7/10/10 at 12:47 am|
[link=(http://inthesetimes.com/article/6209/are_low_taxes_exacerbating_the_recession/)]You guys are gonna love this.[/link] :lol:...
| O-T Lounge|| Barefoot Bandit in the Bahamas. - Zed on 7/7/10 at 4:27 pm|