| Political Talk|| True or False re: Truman dropping the A-bomb on Japan: - PenguinNinja on 7/21/14 at 4:37 pm|
1. Truman's decision to drop the atom bomb is the primary (or most significant) reason that the West & Russia didn't battle each other immediately (or very soon) after the end of WWII. Said another way, it's the direct reason the Cold War was a cold war and not WWIII (or WWII+).
2. The existen...
| O-T Lounge|| Facebook Question - PenguinNinja on 7/21/14 at 3:58 pm|
Is there a way to "unblock" friends who I've previously blocked from posting on my newsfeed (or I guess, who I've hidden their posts so I don't see them)? I can't seem to figure out how to do it.
Ideally, I could look at a list of all my friends with toggle buttons that show who is blocked & unb...
| Money Talk|| Looking to get into investing...what's some good Investing 101 literature? - PenguinNinja on 7/21/14 at 3:55 pm|
I read a lot of basic stuff several years back (e.g. Rich Dad, Poor Dad & Jim Kramer stuff) which is probably amateur hour stuff on this board, I know. Anyway, I gained basic knowledge and I got interested in investing in general, but I had no money to do anything meaningful with, so I kind of lost...
| Movie/TV Board|| Help me settle a debate about Inglorious Basterds - PenguinNinja on 7/19/14 at 6:49 pm|
Is Inglorious Basterds, or is Inglorious Basterds not, a "war" movie?
I know that sounds stupid at first, but think before answering......
| Money Talk|| Over the next 3 months, will the $ strengthening or weakeing against the £? - PenguinNinja on 7/14/14 at 3:22 pm|
| Soccer Board|| (Another) Rookie Question: Why do we hate Mexico? - PenguinNinja on 6/29/14 at 1:00 pm|
Just noticing the hate. Why?...
| Soccer Board|| Rookie Question: Why do we get in over Portugal? - PenguinNinja on 6/27/14 at 2:36 am|
We both beat Ghana 2-1. (3 pts each)
We both lost to Germany (0 pts)
We tied head to head (1 pt each)
So, both teams have 4 pts, with losses & wins against the same opponent and a draw head to head.
What's the tiebreaker? Did Germany demolish Portugal (don't recall the score)?
| Music Board|| Any good music magazines out there today? - PenguinNinja on 6/23/14 at 12:05 pm|
Mags that might help you keep up with new album release schedules, new bands, etc.?
I'm assuming Alternative Press went full emo-teeny bopper a while back......
| O-T Lounge|| Anyone here been to anyone "unique" places in Europe that you enjoyed? - PenguinNinja on 6/19/14 at 3:28 pm|
By "unique", I mean not the obvious places like London, Paris, Rome, Berlin, Vienna, etc.
Someplace that might not come to mind immediately, but that is well worth a long weekend.
| Political Talk|| Why are the US & Iran mortal enemies? - PenguinNinja on 6/16/14 at 4:48 pm|
Is it purely butthurt from the coup by the CIA in the 50s? Why won't they let bygones be bygones....that shite was like 60 years ago?
Y they still mad tho?
How long is this gonna go on for?...
| Political Talk|| Why aren't Ireland, Austria, and Sweden members of NATO? - PenguinNinja on 5/5/14 at 3:40 pm|
What politics drive these seemingly strange omissions?
Also, how long until Switzerland gets conquered by someone and brought down a notch?...
| O-T Lounge|| College Students REJOICE! Powdered Alcohol Approved by FDA - PenguinNinja on 4/20/14 at 2:30 pm|
[link=(http://www.webpronews.com/powdered-alcohol-legalized-in-the-us-2014-04)]Never again will you have to sneak a ziplock bag full of bourbon into Tiger Stadium in your crotch[/link]
frick off if Germans....
| O-T Lounge|| Why is it a faux pas to inquire about cause of death? - PenguinNinja on 4/14/14 at 12:54 pm|
Every time someone dies (especially unexpectedly or young), I know I'm not the only person that wants to ask what happened to them? However, this is socially not proper, so everyone usually asks a trusted friend behind the scenes about the details.
Just wondering why this is a faux pas to ask?...
| Political Talk|| Did anyone REALLY believe the Cold War ended with the USSR? - PenguinNinja on 3/18/14 at 5:18 pm|
Let's face it: We've been in conflict with the Russians since the end of WWII, if not long before that. It's not going to end diplomatically...not unless we find a way to economically top an authoritarian regime with a metric frick ton of oil & gas upon which both Europe & China...
| Music Board|| Recommendation for you shoegaze/atmospheric fans. - PenguinNinja on 3/10/14 at 3:08 pm|
I Break Horses - Chiaroscuro
Saw them open for Sigur Ros recently, and then checked out their album. Good shit, IMO.
Anyone ever heard them? I think they're from Sweden or some shite...
| Money Talk|| Best Online low-fee DIY Investing Site? - PenguinNinja on 3/10/14 at 3:05 pm|
Which is the best & why?
Which one has the best user interface? I like to see things graphically, FYI.
| Political Talk|| What's so bad about letting Ukraine split in 2? - PenguinNinja on 3/2/14 at 5:12 pm|
Could hold a referendum with international oversight by area an let each region/county/whatever vote to either go be part of Russia or stay with Ukraine an be part of EU?
Specifically, what's wrong with this scenario as an alternative to armed conflict, from the perspectives of Russia an the West...
| Political Talk|| IYO, what should the US do in response to the Russian actions in the Ukraine? - PenguinNinja on 3/2/14 at 11:22 am|
Forget what you think WILL happen given Obama being Putin's bitch (which I feel safe in saying is the overwhelming opinion on this board). What do you think the US SHOULD do, and why?
Explain why you believe your proposed approach is the best course of action for the US in the long term.
| O-T Lounge|| Houston Traffic advice - PenguinNinja on 2/27/14 at 8:46 pm|
I need to be in downtown Houston by 7:45 tomorrow morning. Given traffic on the Gulf Freeway around that time (not sure when rush hour gets really bad), at what time would I need to leave League City in order to make it on time? 6:30?...
| O-T Lounge|| Any guidance on rental car companies? - PenguinNinja on 2/17/14 at 1:14 pm|
I'm renting a car out of Houston (IAH) for a couple of weeks. Anyone got any recommendations for or against certain rental car companies?
I've rented from IAH several times before with AVIS for work, but I'm not sure if there are cheaper options that are just as good. I'm mainly concerned about...
| Movie/TV Board|| Lost In Translation - PenguinNinja on 1/31/14 at 4:35 pm|
Heard a ton of great stuff about this movie.
Everything I've heard and who I heard it from makes me think I should love it.
Scarlett Johansenn = fine
Watched it several years ago (4-6 years ago, maybe?) and thought it was boring.
Heard more good stuff. Watched it again tonight, t...
| Political Talk|| For any conservatives who don't care for Christie - PenguinNinja on 1/21/14 at 3:14 pm|
Can you explain why?
Just curious...I consider myself fiscally conservative and socially moderate, and don't know much about the guy and his past, policies, or principles.
I fricking hate Hillary, FWIW. ...
| Tiger Rant|| So wait...we're gonna let BAMA hire Orgeron!!?!?? - PenguinNinja on 1/13/14 at 2:24 am|
This will not end well for us if it goes down. We're losing enough top-flight LA recruits to BAMA as it is, and this guy is one of the best recruiters in the nation with deep ties to LA.
And save me the N...
| O-T Lounge|| Pain in my lower abdomen, right side - PenguinNinja on 1/10/14 at 5:14 pm|
Right above my junk, but to the right.
How do I know if it's my appendix or just something muscular. It's only a slight discomfort pain for now, and it bothers me more when I'm lifting at the gym.
| O-T Lounge|| I have the dumbest question IN THE WORLD - PenguinNinja on 1/3/14 at 12:04 pm|
If my wife & I want to watch a movie that isn't on Netflix. We don't want to buy it, so presumably we can pay to stream it online somewhere (just this one individual movie).
Is there a website that does that (i.e. you pay to stream a single movie)?
As an aside, is there a website like Netflix...
| SEC Rant|| Who from Alabama is going to leave early for the draft? - PenguinNinja on 1/3/14 at 6:24 am|
Which underclassmen are expected to declare?
And who (besides AJ) is out of eligibility?
Just wondering who you guys will be left with next year....
| LSU Recruiting Board|| Someone who thinks Speedy to ATM...give me a LEGITIMATE reason - PenguinNinja on 1/2/14 at 6:28 am|
I don't have time to dig through all the speculation threads. Why do you folks all of a sudden think that Speedy went from 90% LSU to an A&M lock?
Which "insider" do you guys have that's got you so confident in this prediction?
FTR, all the "insiders" said that Andre Debose was a silent and a...
| Tiger Rant|| So when do the NFL defections start becoming official? - PenguinNinja on 1/2/14 at 4:56 am|
Unfortunately, Hill gone.
I see no reason after yesterday to be positive about anyone staying that could go (e.g. Hill, Ferguson, A. Johnson, Landry, Beckham, etc.).
When is their last day to declare? Any reason those that know they're going don't say so immediately now that the bowl is over?...
| O-T Lounge|| What are you asking for for Christmas? - PenguinNinja on 12/17/13 at 3:34 pm|
Need some ideas here.
Keep the outdoor board stuff on the outdoor board...I can't use any of it where I live....
| LSU Recruiting Board|| Predict the rest of this class, AND when they commit - PenguinNinja on 12/5/13 at 1:38 pm|
Who do we get this weekend?
Who do we get between now and the end of the year?
Who do we get at each of the All-Star games?
Anyone on NSD?...