| Political Talk|| re: Denim Day- Department of Defense - OleWar on 4/18/14 at 3:12 pm|
From what I understand, the practice of "busting a sag" (I had to look that up) would make you more prone to rape, but in a trial the onus would be on the perpetrator. While wearing tight fitting jeans would make rape difficult and thus presume the opposite.
In this case, I don't think it matter...
| Political Talk|| Denim Day- Department of Defense - OleWar on 4/18/14 at 2:44 pm|
How many of you will be celebrating Denim Day with the rest of your Armed Forces? My understanding is this is a DoD wide initiative....
| More Sports Board|| re: NYTimes investigative Article on FSU, TPD, & Jameis Winston - OleWar on 4/18/14 at 12:39 am|
So is this all just water under the bridge- does Tallahassee PD reopen the investigation, or since federal laws as the article reports were violated, are they going to get involved?...
| O-T Lounge|| re: OT History "What If" Discussion: Germany Wins WWI in 1914 - OleWar on 4/17/14 at 7:16 pm|
This hypothetical postulates a win similar to what the Germans would achieve in 1940. But just as in 1940, the UK would still have a lot of fight left in them, arguably more. And would a win on the Marne completely knock out France. I don't think France had the bitter political divisions that cre...
| Political Talk|| re: Man threatened with $525 fine by government for refilling soda cup - OleWar on 4/17/14 at 5:22 pm|
This is why I am hoping for some sort of quick death then ever having to deal with the VA....
| O-T Lounge|| re: If you're a Jew you must register... - OleWar on 4/17/14 at 5:03 pm|
[quote]fricking with Jews WILL make the US get involved![/quote]
The leaflet is a pseudo op, most likely done by Western Ukrainians, that think this may get some needed media attention in the US, since the story has been dropping in media attention.
| Political Talk|| re: Can you guess who this quote is from... - OleWar on 4/16/14 at 12:21 am|
[quote]I have no idea who's quote it is but difference is democracy is a form of governance and socialism is an ideology, neither of which are preferred.[/quote]
In the modern taxonomies of a 9th grade civics class in 2014 that may be correct. But democracy in the way Tocqueville was writing wa...
| Political Talk|| re: Darrell Issa suffers a Benghazi slap; GOP chair exonerates Obama and Clinton - OleWar on 4/15/14 at 6:40 pm|
But if I said the guy committed an act of rape because he just watched a vile movie and the party got out of hand, when I knew the movie had nothing to do with it, and I knew the guy showed up at the party with some roofies what would that be....
| Movie/TV Board|| re: 'The Address' by Ken Burns PBS 8pm - OleWar on 4/15/14 at 6:32 pm|
Interesting- Thanks for the tip....
| Political Talk|| re: White House pressed on lack of press for Obama moment of silence - OleWar on 4/15/14 at 5:56 pm|
That's the famous bust of Martin Luther King that replaced the Winston Churchill bust, or so I have heard....
| Political Talk|| re: White Men Vote Republican Because They're Suckers. - OleWar on 4/15/14 at 2:27 pm|
[quote]the sadistic thrill of being able to force Christians to make wedding cakes[/quote]
| Political Talk|| re: White House pressed on lack of press for Obama moment of silence - OleWar on 4/15/14 at 2:15 pm|
This is the same AP reporter concerning the IRS scandal on Fox News Sunday this past weekend.
JULIE PACE: Well, I think part of it has to do with the fact that the amou...
| Political Talk|| re: Darrell Issa suffers a Benghazi slap; GOP chair exonerates Obama and Clinton - OleWar on 4/15/14 at 12:39 pm|
[quote]In depth and on point.[/quote]
Thanks for that post....
| Political Talk|| re: Can you guess who this quote is from... - OleWar on 4/15/14 at 11:57 am|
[quote]It's not deep because it's a lexical semantic failure. Democracy and socialism have much more in common than just the word equality or even the notion of equality. The quote first constructs a false premise only for the purpose of sounding clever later... and then fails to sound clever.[/quot...
| Political Talk|| re: Ukraine launches 'special operation' against separatists - OleWar on 4/15/14 at 11:33 am|
So the text said it was a Ukrainian helicopter shot down by Russian "protesters"....
| Political Talk|| re: Can you guess who this quote is from... - OleWar on 4/15/14 at 10:45 am|
I thought it was Churchill, I was wrong so I was impatient and looked it up, turns out it was a Frenchman. Here it is in the original French.
La démocratie étend la sphère de l'indépendance individuelle, le socialisme la resserre. La démocratie donne toute sa valeur possible à chaque homme, le s...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Spinoff thread: women liking guys that are in a relationship? - OleWar on 4/15/14 at 12:37 am|
Some of the best dialogue from the movie Departed
Ellerby: How is your wedding coming along?
Colin Sullivan: Great, great; she's a doctor.
Ellerby: That's outstanding.
Colin Sullivan: Yeah.
Ellerby: Marriage is an important part of getting ahead: lets people know you're not a homo; married gu...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: TURN premier on AMC - OleWar on 4/14/14 at 10:35 pm|
I guess the whole thing is going slow. But on the other hand the reveal of the murder of Captain Joyce was interesting, also have always heard about the pickling of war dead but never seen it portrayed cinematically.
I was a little disappointed that John Andre is making an appearance this early ...
| Political Talk|| re: Darrell Issa suffers a Benghazi slap; GOP chair exonerates Obama and Clinton - OleWar on 4/14/14 at 9:57 pm|
Wow, I thought you would post something about Chaffetz promoting the myths not Herridge, but ok....
| Political Talk|| re: Darrell Issa suffers a Benghazi slap; GOP chair exonerates Obama and Clinton - OleWar on 4/14/14 at 9:44 pm|
Not all the grand conspiracies.
Petraeus probe still open......
| Political Talk|| re: Darrell Issa suffers a Benghazi slap; GOP chair exonerates Obama and Clinton - OleWar on 4/14/14 at 7:37 pm|
So then we are dealing with incompetence by either Rice, the CIA or both. :dunno: ...
| Political Talk|| re: Look at this new US Navy bad boy. - OleWar on 4/14/14 at 11:56 am|
[quote]It is also hoped the Zumwalt will, like its reformer namesake who spearheaded changes that helped shape the Navy by offering new opportunities to women and minorities, shepherd the fleet into a new era, officials said.[/quote]
Also an equal opportunity ship.
| Political Talk|| re: 9 reasons why public educ fails - OleWar on 4/12/14 at 8:24 pm|
I have a theory, that the liberation of women has been a prime factor in the failure of public schools.
Once upon a time the most intelligent and competent women became school teachers, it was the hight of success for an intelligent women. Now ambitious intelligent women become doctors, lawyers,...
| Political Talk|| re: France strikes a blow for work-life balance - OleWar on 4/12/14 at 2:41 pm|
I find this ironic how things come around full circle, there once were laws and some still exist that tried to strike a "work-life" balance. They were called Blue Laws.
I'm sure if the state were enacting these same laws so the OP would have the opportunity to attend to his religious duties he...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Thread Spin Off - Best way to clean up Bourbon St area? - OleWar on 4/11/14 at 10:21 pm|
My understanding is Bourbon Street only started its history of vice after Storyville was shutdown and only really after World War II, as it was residential before this. I guess we could open Storyville back up....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Would Anyone In/From New Orleans Be Upset if Bourbon Street Was No More? - OleWar on 4/11/14 at 9:45 pm|
Wouldn't mind if they closed the strip clubs up, or at least regulated the advertising....
| Movie/TV Board|| re: TURN premier on AMC - OleWar on 4/10/14 at 11:47 pm|
So I've been reading a biography of B Arnold, Benedict Arnold: Patriot and Traitor by Willard Randall. The book is pretty awesome as it takes an objective view toward Arnold and puts a lot of the internal politics into a very interesting perspective.
Quite possibly one of the best biographies I h...
| Political Talk|| re: Cutting military pay and benefits raises morale - OleWar on 4/10/14 at 10:49 pm|
[quote]---- And yes I know there are all sorts of elite exceptions in the other services[/quote]
Read the whole post next time
ETA: Cole was a tragedy partly because there were sailors on crew served weapons without ammunition. Maybe it wouldn't have helped in this circumstance, but telling....
| Political Talk|| re: Cutting military pay and benefits raises morale - OleWar on 4/10/14 at 9:34 pm|
The pussification of the US Army....
| Political Talk|| re: Crimea crisis shows the dangers of nuclear disarmament - OleWar on 4/10/14 at 9:30 pm|
This is all well and good in hindsight, but there were nukes in Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan in 1991. If you can find anyone in the universe who thought these countries needed nukes in 1991 please cite.
BTW the nukes were gone by 1996, unless you have some information I don't.
Also had a...