| Political Talk|| Putin has assburgers - Zed on 2/4/15 at 2:34 pm|
So says a Pentagon study, based on his movements. Interesting this getting out now.[quote]"Today, project neurologists confirm this research project's earlier hypothesis that very early in life perhaps, even in utero, Putin suffered a huge hemispheric event to the left temporal lobe of the prefront...
| Political Talk|| NYPD arrests down 66% - Zed on 12/30/14 at 1:34 pm|
[quote]Citations for traffic violations fell by 94 percent, from 10,069 to 587, during that time frame. Summonses for low-level offenses like public drinking and urination also plunged 94 percent — from 4,831 to 300. Even parking violations are way down, dropping by 92 percent, from 14,699 to 1,24...
| Political Talk|| What is your opinion of Indian reservations? - Zed on 1/26/14 at 3:20 pm|
From what I've read on Wikipedia, there are about 2.5 million "Native Americans" in the United States. 1 million of them live on reservations. The reservations take up over 55 million acres of land.
They're not living in Teepees and hunting buffalo anymore. I understand most of them live so...
| Alabama Sports Board|| Is Cameron Robinson a left tackle? - Zed on 1/4/14 at 1:26 pm|
A 247 article said his stock was down and that he was having trouble with the pass rush. They said he might be a guard in college. Anyone see how he played in the Under Armour game? Should we be worried?...
| 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...