| O-T Lounge|| re: WWII buffs: let's talk about Germany's biggest strategic blunder - MetArl15 on 8/20/14 at 8:11 am|
As is often the case with poor outcomes, Hitler's biggest blunder was his focus on the emotional rather than the rational. That is to say, he cared more about his racist ideologies than a cogent strategic approach to winning a war.
For example, when you are fighting a two front war, why waste fi...
| Political Talk|| re: Democrat voter registration tent spotted in Ferguson - MetArl15 on 8/19/14 at 12:52 pm|
Wasn't a huge complaint about Ferguson the fact that the population is overwhelmingly African-American yet the elected leadership is white? If so, this suggests either A) the residents of Ferguson elected the current leadership with candidate quality being the main determining factor and with all o...
| More Sports Board|| re: Braxton Miller could be out for season - MetArl15 on 8/19/14 at 10:49 am|
[quote]off the field[/quote]He's mostly been this....
| More Sports Board|| re: Worst Experience With Non-SEC Fanbases and Atmospheres - MetArl15 on 8/19/14 at 9:13 am|
[quote]Had some fricker yell but what about your academics???[/quote]Touting your school's academics during a football game is pretty douchey. That said, the UMD inferiority complex regarding academics is hilarious, so as a UVA fan, it's fun to watch them demur and get pissed when you set the record...
| More Sports Board|| re: Will the Braves/Tigers make one last desperation attempt to make the playoffs? - MetArl15 on 8/19/14 at 9:10 am|
[quote]Will a cards fan (or nats) just go ahead and call the Braves season over???[/quote]Nats fan here. Nats are on fire right now and may have the best team in the NL (certainly have the best record). That said, the Braves still own the Nats head-to-head and after our choke job in the playoffs t...
| More Sports Board|| re: Anyone else see Manziel flip off Redskins' bench? - MetArl15 on 8/19/14 at 9:00 am|
Kid really is hopelessly immature. Seems extremely unlikable as a teammate. Maybe I'm wrong on the latter point, but he needs to stop acting like a spoiled 15 year old who just discovered hip-hop....
| More Sports Board|| re: Worst Experience With Non-SEC Fanbases and Atmospheres - MetArl15 on 8/19/14 at 8:52 am|
University of Maryland. Terps are a terrible bunch....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Roughest Areas of Major Cities - MetArl15 on 8/19/14 at 8:50 am|
[quote]Wallingford[/quote]This, Fremont and Ballard are awesome parts of Seattle. Love that town. My parents live in Eastlake near the U bridge, and I love making it out there when I can.
My sister lives in Renton, and while obviously that's not Seattle proper, there are stretches in Renton and...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Roughest Areas of Major Cities - MetArl15 on 8/19/14 at 8:45 am|
[quote]Anacostia in DC[/quote]No question. But damn, I wish I had some disposable income to invest in the area. As DC continues to grow and people continue to move back into the city, real estate in Anacostia seems likely to have a high ROI....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Put together your "BEST" LSU team... - MetArl15 on 8/18/14 at 12:20 pm|
[quote]2013 offense 2003 defense 2011 ST[/quote]I'm gonna have to go with this combo.
2003 defense was better than 2011. Absolutely dominant force....
| Political Talk|| re: Israel - US Ties Hit New Low As White House Halts Missle Shipment - MetArl15 on 8/15/14 at 12:03 pm|
Not familiar with SEC Crazy's post history per se, but his post in this thread was horribly basic, mis-informed and needed to be corrected.
If, as you're suggesting, all his posts are like the one in this thread, he deserves to be ignored....
| Political Talk|| re: China ranks the world's Universities - MetArl15 on 8/15/14 at 10:49 am|
[quote]Virginia is in the 100-150 range, but Arizona State is #88[/quote]Doesn't make sense to me, but China's ranking obviously makes little difference....
| Political Talk|| re: The costs of being fat in America. - MetArl15 on 8/15/14 at 10:44 am|
[quote]3,200 calories per day[/quote]Is this part of a workout routine to gain muscle mass? Seems like an absurd amount of food each day....
| Political Talk|| re: China ranks the world's Universities - MetArl15 on 8/15/14 at 10:42 am|
Link isn't working for me. Where does China rank UVA?...
| Political Talk|| re: The costs of being fat in America. - MetArl15 on 8/15/14 at 10:41 am|
Bread for me is a fork/spoon with calories in it. I only use it as a vehicle for delivering food I want to eat....
| Political Talk|| re: The costs of being fat in America. - MetArl15 on 8/15/14 at 10:33 am|
There are different ways to execute a healthy lifestyle, and everyone needs to find his/her best methods.
That said, the equation is simple in terms of weight loss:
Calories in > Calories out, weight gain
Calories in = Calories out, static
Calories in < Calories out, weight loss.
Now the ...
| Political Talk|| re: What is the next social group that SJWs rush to defend after the LGBT grouping? - MetArl15 on 8/15/14 at 9:45 am|
[quote]There definitely is something to be done for felons. Not all buy a good bit should do their sentence then have that stigma removed.[/quote]Yeah, insofar as a prison sentence constitutes paying one's debt to society, the minute the sentence ends, the person charged will a felony should have no...
| Political Talk|| re: Israel - US Ties Hit New Low As White House Halts Missle Shipment - MetArl15 on 8/15/14 at 9:24 am|
[quote]England and France might all be speaking German if not for the USA and there might be very few Jews left alive.[/quote]American financial assistance in WWII was indispensible to allied victory. The fact is however that the Soviets won that war.
[quote]The Vietnam war was a proxy war betwe...
| Political Talk|| re: The costs of being fat in America. - MetArl15 on 8/15/14 at 7:59 am|
[quote]30" waist checking in[/quote]Same. May be a 31" after last night.
Not to hijack the thread, but is there any logical reason why stores sell "slim fit" pants with 38" waists? No offense to anyone, but if you have a 38" waist, slim fit pants need to not be on your clothing menu....
| SEC Rant|| re: Just for the record regarding mobile homes. - MetArl15 on 8/14/14 at 12:57 pm|
[quote]Just for the record regarding mobile homes[/quote]Only a Bama fan or a poors (not mutually exclusive entities obviously) would start a thread with this subject line....
| SEC Rant|| re: Can Auburn solve it's LSU problem - MetArl15 on 8/14/14 at 12:45 pm|
The hit on the preceding kickoff on Mason was worse.
LSU just eviscerated Auburn in that part of the game. It was mean....
| SEC Rant|| re: Can Auburn solve it's LSU problem - MetArl15 on 8/14/14 at 12:43 pm|
Yeah, hate to stick up for AU here, but Miles can only beat Auburn on the plains when Auburn is quite literally the worst team in the SEC ('08/'12).
That doesn't figure to be the case this year, so I'm thinking Auburn's got this one....
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Have Rob Ryan's legs been discussed during this training camp? - MetArl15 on 8/14/14 at 7:39 am|
[quote]Had an ex that was type 1, and she's basically either shot herself up with insulin or carried an insulin pump around since she was a child.[/quote]Yeah, as a type 1, there is really no way around this necessity.
[quote]It's manageable but there was a lot more to it than exercise.[/quote]Of...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Leonard Fournette Could Be Better Than Charles Alexander??? - MetArl15 on 8/14/14 at 7:27 am|
[quote]holding him to any absurd expectations just makes you an idiot.[/quote]Agreed.
[quote]Just enjoy the ride.[/quote]I plan to. :cheers:...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Has Drew Brees gotten even skinnier this off-season? - MetArl15 on 8/14/14 at 7:26 am|
[quote]I was surprised he was sporting a 6-pack in that ALS video posted today.[/quote]Actually appeared the other QBs had smaller midsections.
None of them is close to fat obviously....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Leonard Fournette Could Be Better Than Charles Alexander??? - MetArl15 on 8/14/14 at 7:24 am|
[quote]Look up his expectations for himself.[/quote]I have read his quote about his self-expectations. Self motivation and personal goals are great and will help him succeed, but they are different from the expectations on this board. I'm only discussing the latter....
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Have Rob Ryan's legs been discussed during this training camp? - MetArl15 on 8/14/14 at 7:21 am|
[quote]I'm actually an insulin dependent diabetic, and have been since I was 14, because I am Type 1(juvenile diabetic) My type of diabetes is hereditary so I was born with it and has nothing to do with being fat or out of shape. Type 2 (Adult onset)is brought on by being older in age and being ove...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Leonard Fournette Could Be Better Than Charles Alexander??? - MetArl15 on 8/14/14 at 7:13 am|
[quote]Why so much hyperbole?[/quote]Exactly.
Look, I understand why people are excited, and I realize much of the talk it is tongue-in-cheek, but people are going overboard. It's likely not to be reality and it's not fair to Fournette. He can handle it I'm guessing, but he almost has no chance...
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| re: Have Rob Ryan's legs been discussed during this training camp? - MetArl15 on 8/13/14 at 8:49 pm|
[quote]Diabetic ulcers typically form on pressure points (on the heel or "ball" of the foot for example). To simplify the explanation, it causes damage to the peripheral nerves, leading to decreased sensation in the feet. The person doesn't realize they've been putting pressure on the area, and comb...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Leonard Fournette Could Be Better Than Charles Alexander??? - MetArl15 on 8/13/14 at 8:36 pm|
[quote]Faulk and Alexander are saying this.[/quote]Yes, and certainly their opinions on the topic have infinitely more credibility than posters on this site. That said, they are human as well, and therefore not immune to the hype and the propensity to tell pro-LSU media and audiences what they want...