| Political Talk|| The Poli Board can rejoice: Holder will step down this year - FalseProphet on 2/11/14 at 8:36 am|
I just figured you loons would want to know.
Any ideas on who will replace him?...
| Political Talk|| What is the greatest threat to America? - FalseProphet on 1/4/14 at 10:11 am|
This was a question posed to retired Colonel Peter Mansoor, former executive officer to General David Petraeus during the surge in Iraq, yesterday in an "Ask Me Anything" thread on Reddit.
I thought his response was both poignant and true:
[quote]Collapse from within - the increasingly polariz...
| Outdoor Board|| Hunting with a friend who can't hunt - on his land - FalseProphet on 12/25/13 at 11:09 pm|
I'm thankful to have a friend who has tons of land near me, but he absolutely insists on hunting with me when we hunt. I've done my best to teach him outdoors, but I think his ADD and awful impatience has killed every single hunt we've been on. He still hasn't grasped that you have to talk at a low ...
| Movie/TV Board|| Nerds Unite! Dr. Who meets Sherlock! - FalseProphet on 12/12/13 at 9:47 am|
| Help Board|| Obamacare Thread on the Poli Talk - FalseProphet on 11/6/13 at 11:27 am|
If I start an official "Obamacare screwed me" thread, can we get it stickied on the Poli Talk?
It seems like every Tom, Dick, and Harry (and probably Kalunda) wants to start a thread about the letter they just got regarding their health insurance.
Can we just contain the madness to one thread?...
| O-T Lounge|| I hate cops, because they don't do anything - FalseProphet on 10/26/13 at 3:51 pm|
Tl, dr: guy stole my iPad. I know the location where it is. Cops haven't done anything.
My iPad got stolen last night, and I saw the guy steal it as I was walking out of the restroom.
I called the cops, and they were immediately dismissive. I have the find my phone app, and I showed them the e...
| O-T Lounge|| Officer throws woman into cement bench in jail; she needs facial reconstruction - FalseProphet on 10/10/13 at 10:57 am|
Do any of the usual white knights want to defend this officer? Video in link: [link=(http://www.policestateusa.com/2013/womans-face-shattered-after-being-launched-into-concrete-jail-cell-bench/)]LINK[/link]...
| Political Talk|| Guardian Editor: U.K. 'Security Experts' Entered Offices And Destroyed Hard Driv - FalseProphet on 8/20/13 at 8:33 am|
Specifically, the Snowden documents.
[quote]About a month later, Rusbridger recalls receiving a phone call "from the centre of government" in which he was told, "You've had your fun. Now we want the stuff back." He goes on to explain:
There followed further meetings with shadowy Whitehall fig...
| Movie/TV Board|| Mysterious Skin (2004) worth a watch? - FalseProphet on 7/11/13 at 9:45 pm|
Just saw it available on Hulu Plus. Young JGL and Michelle Trachtenberg. Worth two hours of my time?...
| Movie/TV Board|| Dr. Who - Best Companion (9th and 10th Doctor) - FalseProphet on 7/3/13 at 3:02 pm|
Man, I have to saw I'm ashamed I never watched this show. I just went on a week long roller coaster and watched the first 4 seasons of the 2005 reboot with the 9th and 10th Doctors.
It was definitely a roller coaster of a ride, and I'm sure this has been done before (but not recently that I've s...
| Movie/TV Board|| Skins fans? New Skins started last night... - FalseProphet on 7/2/13 at 12:47 pm|
And I'm not talking about that trash American version. I mean the legit British one.
It's not really Skins, but a spinoff of Skins called "Skins Fire". It focuses on future of the longest running character in the series, Effy.
I watched it online this morning, and I have to say it really int...
| Political Talk|| DOMA struck down; Prop 8 dismissed on standing - FalseProphet on 6/26/13 at 9:03 am|
DOMA is unconstitutional as a deprivation of the equal liberty of persons that is protected by the Fifth Amendment.
Opinion by Anthony Kennedy; 5-4
Roberts, Alito, Thomas, and Scalia Dissenting;
[quote]Here's a Plain English take on United States v. Windsor, the DOMA case: ...
| Political Talk|| Voting Rights Act struck down; some states no longer need federal preclearance - FalseProphet on 6/25/13 at 9:12 am|
Just announced. Opinion by Chief Justice, vote of 5-4.
Section 4 of the VRA is unconstitutional. Its formula can no longer be used as a basis for subjecting jurisdictions to preclearance.
Means that more than a dozen states no longer have to ask the federal government for permission to mak...
| Political Talk|| SCOTUS Watch (2013 Edition) - GAY MARRIAGE DECIDED TOMORROW (6/26) - FalseProphet on 6/20/13 at 8:30 am|
Well, everyone, we've reached the final days of the October 2012 term. With 6** outstanding cases, and (probably) only two** more opinion days, we are likely to see some groundbreaking cases soon. Will today be the day we finally get a ruling in Fisher (Affirmative Action - released June 24), or i...
| Political Talk|| Salinas v. Texas - the case that killed the Fifth Amendment - FalseProphet on 6/18/13 at 8:58 am|
We all know that everyone has the right to remain silent. You've seen it on hundreds of TV shows, and even most 10 year olds can recite the first lines of Miranda in their sleep.
But, what if the right to remain silent wasn't actually that. What if I told you that, while you have a constitution...
| Movie/TV Board|| GoT S03E10 "Mhysa" NON BOOK READERS ONLY PLEASE. NO SPOILERS!! - FalseProphet on 6/9/13 at 8:39 am|
Summary: Joffrey challenges Tywin. Bran tells a ghost story. In Dragonstone, mercy comes from strange quarters. Dany waits to see if she is a conqueror or a liberator.
How does this week even begin to compare to last week? Last year, we got the White Walkers. The year before, we got Dany's drago...
| Political Talk|| Rubio proposes amendment to ban taxes on failure to purchase goods or services - FalseProphet on 6/4/13 at 8:50 pm|
I think the title is clear, and I'm not about making this a Rubio thread.
My question is whether anyone sees this as a [i]viable[/i] amendment to the Constitution - not its chance of passing.
It's clearly in response to Obamacare and IRS scandal, but its an issue worth pondering. Should we, a...
| Outdoor Board|| Goat Killing in Galapagos - FalseProphet on 5/21/13 at 12:59 pm|
| Movie/TV Board|| GoT S03E05 - "Kissed by Fire" **NON BOOK READERS ONLY PLEASE** - FalseProphet on 4/28/13 at 7:53 am|
[quote]Summary: The Hound is judged by the gods; Jaime is judged; Jon proves himself; Robb is betrayed; Tyrion learns the cost of weddings. [/quote]
Is this the week that Jon gets knee deep in Ygritte? Does Jamie's new necklace finally start to smell? Is the Hound finished?
Is Dany even in th...
| Political Talk|| Supreme Court denies cert in NY 2nd Amendment case - FalseProphet on 4/15/13 at 8:39 am|
This morning the Supreme Court denied cert seeking review of a Second Circuit ruling upholding a NY gun law that allows a person to carry a gun in public only if they can show a special need for self defense.
This is largely considered the second strictest gun law in the nation, second only to Ch...
| Movie/TV Board|| Game of Thrones S3E03 - Walk of Punishment (NON BOOK READERS ONLY - No Spoilers) - FalseProphet on 4/13/13 at 11:13 am|
Does Jon get knee deep in Ygritte this week? Does the Kingslayer get set free?
Is Tyrion still a midget? Is Dany still fine?
[quote]quote: Tyrion gains new responsibilities; Jon is taken to the Fist of the First Men; Daenerys meets with the slavers; Jaime strikes a deal with his captors. [/quo...
| Food and Drink Board|| I decided to live from a crockpot. - FalseProphet on 4/10/13 at 1:37 pm|
Do any of you have some locations with solid recipes?...
| Political Talk|| More Second Amendment issues could be resolved next term - guns in public? - FalseProphet on 4/2/13 at 9:00 am|
There's a petition for cert pending at the Supreme Court asking a simple, yet compelling, question: does the Second Amendment extend to the carrying of weapons outside the home? The landmark D.C. V. Heller case a few terms ago, as some courts lower courts contend, did not address this issue. That ha...
| Political Talk|| Gun safety before gun purchase? - FalseProphet on 3/21/13 at 9:15 am|
HB 141 by state Rep. Austin Badon (D) would require anyone who wishes to purchase a firearm go through a one-time gun safety course before allowing that purchase.
Common sense restriction, or infringing on rights?
| O-T Lounge|| Endymion Extravaganza Roll Call - FalseProphet on 2/9/13 at 7:56 pm|
2 tables upstairs. One for the booze, one for the food....
| Movie/TV Board|| American Horror Story Season 3 Episode 5: I am Anne Frank, Part 2 - FalseProphet on 11/14/12 at 6:22 pm|
[quote]Sister Jude digs up dirt on Arden. Later, Kit makes a surprising confession. [b]Bloody Face is unmasked.[/b][/quote]
Should be epic. Any bets on who Bloody Face is?...
| O-T Lounge|| So we are thinking about putting our friend into rehab... - FalseProphet on 11/8/12 at 10:27 pm|
Obviously, I know friends don't have any standing to do so, but we are close to asking the family to get on board.
Great guy with a great career, and he's going to screw it up behind the bottle. In the past year he's had a DWI and does some questionable things while drunk.
Have any people her...
| Political Talk|| When will this board realize the truth? - FalseProphet on 11/7/12 at 12:00 am|
Voters aren't morons, and voters aren't the problem with Republicans getting elected.
The Republican party has no ability to appeal to the masses in the current state of the nation. This isn't about black or white, and it's not about the poor or rich.
It's about the evolving nature of our so...
| Political Talk|| 5th Circuit affirms ban on sale of guns to 18-20 year olds - FalseProphet on 10/26/12 at 11:53 am|
The 5th Circuit denied the NRA's challenge to a law banning the sale of firearms to 18-20 year olds. Applying intermediate scrutiny, the 5th Circuit found that the Congressional finding that 18-20 year olds were too emotionally unstable to own weapons was a reasonable fit with the law. Of course, w...
| Outdoor Board|| Squirrel Hunting Question - FalseProphet on 10/11/12 at 3:01 pm|
I'm going to be hunting some squirrel this weekend for the first time in a long time.
I got permission to use a buddy's land on the condition that I take his 11 year old son with me, which is no big deal.
I have never hunted with a child before (I'm 26), but that's not my concern. I'm under t...