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LSU Recruiting
Schedule for commitments of note tomorrow? - funnystuff
I don't follow recruiting much, but I always enjoy following national signing day updates. In years past someone has always put together a list of times when our remaining targets are announcing. Any chance someone in the know could put that together again? Would be much appreciated :cheers: :gea...
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Political Talk
The "Other Side" Is Not Dumb - funnystuff
[link=(https://medium.com/@SeanBlanda/the-other-side-is-not-dumb-2670c1294063#.byn7d4r4u)]The "Other Side" Is Not Dumb[/link] Nothing groundbreaking or hugely insightful, but this quick read is a nice (and occasionally needed) reminder to those on both sides that we should question those with alt...
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Movie/TV Board
The Big Short (spoiler free) - funnystuff
Everyone should go see it for a few reasons. (TL/DR warning) My first (admittedly biased) reason for recommending the movie is that I'm an economist and I desperately want people to be more aware of some of the causes of the Great Recession in better detail. This movie does a fantastic job of sim...
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Political Talk
House passes bill to overhaul the Fed - funnystuff
[link=(http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/260760-house-passes-bill-to-overhaul-the-fed)]LINK[/link][quote]“The Fed is not using a transparent monetary policy. And so because of this, greater transparency, greater accountability is necessary. Otherwise, we may soon awake to discover that our...
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Fantasy Sports Board
Antonio Andrews or Matt Jones? - funnystuff
0.5 PPR. My RBs got destroyed the last two weeks and now I'm left with this shifty choice for my RB2. Andrews going vs Carolina, Jones vs the Saints. Thoughts?...
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Political Talk
The new intolerance of student activism - funnystuff
[link=(http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/11/the-new-intolerance-of-student-activism-at-yale/414810/?utm_source=SFFB)]Article from The Atlantic[/link] Aside from not wanting to copy and paste much while on my phone, I'm not going to insert snip-bits from this article mainly because it...
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More Sports
Paying for Patriotic Displays (on OTL right now) - funnystuff
Why is this a problem, what am I missing here? The basic situation is that the American military is paying professional sports franchises for patriotic moments before/during games. MLB commissioner is refuting that the payments in contracts are simply placeholders and that the teams are not effectiv...
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What's the single worst position any candidate took tonight? - funnystuff
In my book it's Cruz advocating a gold-backed currency, hands down. It should discredit him immediately to anyone with an introductory knowledge of monetary policy....
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The Fourth Culture and Elections - funnystuff
[link=(https://edge.org/response-detail/23804)]What should we be worried about?[/link] This is a bit old, but it seems particularly of relevance this election cycle. A few highlights...[quote]In the past we would have simply called it Popular Culture and then dismissed it as a world of mostly super...
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Political Talk
Feb. 26th Republican Debate Location Announced - funnystuff
It's going to be at the University of Houston... [link=(http://www.uh.edu/debate/uh-announcement/)]UH Press Release[/link] Anyone in the Houston area going to try to attend?...
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Money Talk
Plaza Accord Anniversary Conference at Rice University (Live Feed) - funnystuff
A few people here might enjoy this. Pretty far into the conference, and a lot of it is academic presentations. But they are currently talking problems with Treasury/IMF right now. Some good stuff from folks who've done this before... [link=(http://bakerinstitute.org/events/1736/)]Live from Baker...
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Movie/TV Board
The Big Short Trailer - funnystuff
[link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgqG3ITMv1Q)]The Big Short[/link] I'm really excited that more people are going to become aware of this story through this movie. From the trailer, it looks to stick to the book/reality pretty closely, which is a definite plus in this case. The truth is alrea...
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Political Talk
Discussion on Iran deal - funnystuff
Flip over to cspan2 if interested in the deal. Discussion ongoing about the military impacts, details on timelines, Iraqi objectives, etc....
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O-T Lounge
Why we need to (and hopefully will) colonize Mars - funnystuff
Warning up front; this is an obscenely long, 5 part blog post. That said, it's an absolute must read for anyone who has ever had even an inkling of interest the universe (including our place in it). Actually, even if you haven't, it still might be important to read. Read one part a day for the ne...
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Money Talk
Stolen from PT: Is the US dollar under threat of losing world reserve status? - funnystuff
Article from WSJ: http://www.wsj.com/articles/kerrry-says-rejection-of-iran-nuclear-deal-could-hurt-u-s-dollar-1439318697 Admitedly, I know very little about maintaining the dollar's position at the world's reserve currency. However, the article reeks of fear mongering none the less. And, being ...
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Political Talk
Today's Been Fun! - funnystuff
Thanks for the good times Poli-board! :cheers:...
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Movie/TV Board
Stuart: A Life Backward - funnystuff
Is this worth watching? I'm flipping through HBO go movies right now and noticed this Cumberpatch/Hardy movie that I'd never heard of before. Is it any good? Thanks :cheers:...
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Political Talk
Warp Field May Have Been Discovered - funnystuff
[link=(http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2015/04/nasa-may-have-accidentally-developed-a-warp-drive/)]LINK[/link] [quote]Which brings us to today’s warp field buzz. Posts on NASASpaceFlight.com, a website devoted to the engineering side of space news, say that NASA has a tool to measure variances in t...
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Movie/TV Board
Other Space - funnystuff
Anybody check this out on yahoo screen yet? Just found out about it and wondering if it's any good. Thanks :cheers:...
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Movie/TV Board
Anybody else intrigued by Dope? - funnystuff
[link=(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNlSBM8jVOY)]Teaser Trailer[/link] Looks like the lobby boy from Grand Budapest has a big role. Blake Anderson is also on the credited cast for your workaholics fans; not sure if he has a big role or not though. I'll be keeping an eye out for future trail...
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