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re: Benghazi - Navy SEALs - NWHoustonTiger
First off, it is important to point out that Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were retired from the Navy and were no longer serving in the SEAL teams. Both Woods and Doherty were independent contractors working for the CIA's Global Response Staff (GRS). GRS is responsible for providing security for C...


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re: Arrow takes a page out of Community's playbook, gets Meta. - NWHoustonTiger
[quote]Yeah I saw that. Amell has also been campaigning for him. However, it's just that: campaigning. The show runners have given no clue or word they are even considering that. And they are pretty candid on who's showing up. Just look at this announcement [/quote] I think its unlikely they wil...


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re: Devon Aoki Joins Arrow As Katana - NWHoustonTiger
[quote]P.S.S. When did he have time to learn Russian?[/quote] They haven't explained that yet. Keep in mind - we know that Ollie is a Captain (or some similar rank) within the Russian Bratva, which he uses to infiltrate other criminal organizations (kind of like Bruce Wayne's Matches Malone alter...


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re: Barney Fife Meets Delta Force - NWHoustonTiger
I don't know for sure, but my understanding is that some of these dorks refer to themselves as "Operators." That would laughable if it wasn't insulting to the professionals who actually earned that title. "Operator" was originally a non-official title reserved for members of Delta Force, but it has ...


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re: Watched Black Hawk Down over the weekend, and I completely forgot... - NWHoustonTiger
Yeah, whomever cast that movie did an amazing job. Really the first American movie roles for Bana, Bloom, Hardy, Isaacs, and Coster-Waldau. Also great "character actors" in small but meaningful roles. Definitely the best "modern war" flick IMHO, with Lone Survivor a close 2nd. ...


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re: TYRANT on FX Series Premiere 10pm - NWHoustonTiger
[quote]So it's basically a sexed up version of Syrian history since 2000? - Dictator father dies ( like Hafez al-Assad) - Brother/heir to the throne taken out in a car accident (like Bassel Al Assad) - Mild-mannered doctor son living abroad who wasn't supposed to rule suddenly thrust into th...


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re: TYRANT on FX Series Premiere 10pm - NWHoustonTiger
Really looking forward to Tyrant. It was developed by Howard Gordon, the [i]Homeland[/i] and [i]24 Live Another Day[/i] showrunner. Tyrant seems to be a very bold concept and should be a winner....


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re: WSJ major opinion piece on film industry welfare--quotes Jindal - NWHoustonTiger
I know trolling IB on this issue is somewhat of a spectator sport on this board, but quite frankly I'm surprised more posters aren't mad as hell that the state forks over a quarter billion dollars annually to Hollywood. I suppose all of you Rand Paul fans aren't as big into economic freedom as you c...


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re: Iron Man 3 - NWHoustonTiger
Only [i]Man of Steel[/i] is hated more on this board. ...


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re: Who here sees Chelsea Clinton doing reports on TV? - NWHoustonTiger
She also held positions with McKinsey Consulting and Avenue Capital Group, despite having no academic background in finance, economics, mathematics, engineering, or any other relevant fields of study for those firms. She's also on the Board of Directors for IAC/Interactive (Fortune 500 companies of...


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re: Shortest Cameos (psuedo-spoiler alert for any replies) - NWHoustonTiger
Jason Statham's cameo at the beginning of [i]Collateral[/i]....


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re: 24: Live Another Day - Season Long Thread - NWHoustonTiger
I think the Mi5 assault team was completely neutralized by the grenade....


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re: California parents help 5 year old change gender - NWHoustonTiger
What's most disturbing is how many liberals think this is "courageous" [link=(http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2643231/When-family-dies-I-cut-hair-I-boy-Parents-share-story-having-transgender-child-let-change-gender-aged-just-FIVE.html)]Hooray for Transgender Kids[/link] No wonder Russi...


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re: Inside the Mind of Edward Snowden - NBC interview - NWHoustonTiger
[quote]Um, maybe I'm a nutjob here, but just because one CAN do a thing doesn't make it right. Our surveillance both within and outside of our borders is completely out of control. At some point, those calling us the "Great Satan" wont even be exaggerating. [/quote] So you're saying we shouldn't ...


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re: Inside the Mind of Edward Snowden - NBC interview - NWHoustonTiger
If Snowden's main concerns were the privacy rights and civil liberties of Americans, why did he leak so much information about the NSA's capacity for foreign intercepts? PRISM and the other domestic data mining programs are one thing; foreign intelligence collection is something completely differen...


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re: Texas Primaries: 3 incumbents look like they are going down - NWHoustonTiger
This discussion really begs the question - what does "Tea Party" even mean these days? Generally, I believe it has come to mean "anyone mounting an insurgent campaign against an opponent widely-viewed to be part of the GOP 'establishment'". You definitely cannot limit "Tea Party" to libertarian-le...


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re: It's gonna be called Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Yeah.... - NWHoustonTiger
[quote]We see the world respond to Superman. Luthor leads the torch & pitchfork crowd and Bruce Wayne goes from skeptic to ally. [/quote] I like it. My first thought was along similar lines. After the events of [i]Man of Steel[/i], the world has to come to grips with the notion that we are no l...


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re: Hard to Kill - NWHoustonTiger
Great flick. I'm also partial to [link=(http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094602/)]Above the Law[/link], which was written by Steven Pressfield, author of the terrific [link=(http://www.amazon.com/Gates-Fire-Novel-Battle-Thermopylae/dp/055338368X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1400520394&sr=8-1&keywords=gates+o...


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re: Sterling Banned for Life / $2.5 Million Fine - NWHoustonTiger
The NBA's response does not bother me one bit. The NBA is a private organization and they acted according to their bylaws. Further, it makes good business sense to drop the hammer on Sterling. The NBA likely depends more-heavily on African-American fans than any other sports league. What concern...


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re: Mett's Draft Stock Seems to be Rising - NWHoustonTiger
Keep in mind a lot of the "So and So's stock is up/down" reports comes from teams giving certain reporters information off the record. Oftentimes this is "misinformation" meant to conceal a team's real goal. Also, the 2nd & 3rd tier QBs are often the subject of "fast-rising draft stock" report...


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re: Punisher-all that needs to be said - NWHoustonTiger
If the Netflix [i]Daredevil[/i] series does well, I think Disney/Marvel will then develop [i]Punisher[/i] into a Netflix series. Daredevil and Punisher should both work in the Netflix format because, while they are interesting characters, they do not have the wide-appeal necessary to launch movie f...


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re: In drought-stricken California, court rules smelt fish get water - NWHoustonTiger
Within the next 20 years, the state of California is going to look like the world in the movie [i]Elysium[/i], with a super-wealthy, largely white & Asian population living along the beautiful coast, while impoverished Latino & African-American masses live in the dry, inhospitable interior. Actually...


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re: Bin Laden photos probably will never be released because... - NWHoustonTiger
[quote]The POTUS, VPOTUS, SOD, SOS, and a litany of military command were on a live feed during the operation for goodness sakes.[/quote] Just to be clear, it has been confirmed multiple times - in [i]No Easy Day[/i] and by interviews with Clinton, Obama and others - that there was no live video ...


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re: Sheila Jackson Lee- Constitution is 400 years old - NWHoustonTiger
[quote]Sheila Jackson-Lee also embarrassed herself when she said it was unfair that all our hurricanes had caucasian-sounding names, and that we should have some hurricanes with Afro-American names. [/quote] After Sheila Jackson Lee made those comments, a local talk radio host (might have been Ch...


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re: How did George Bush lose an entire generation for the Republican Party? - NWHoustonTiger
One thing to keep in mind with the "Millenial Vote" - the Democrats advantage with this generation is largely due to the huge advantage with minority youths. As these [link=(http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/results/race/president#exit-polls)]CNN exit polls[/link] show, Romney actually won white Mill...


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Military News: Army makes Carl Gustav Recoiless Rifle "Standard Issue" - NWHoustonTiger
I recall Chris Kyle expressing his fondness for the Carl Gustav in [i]American Sniper[/i]. Sounds like it is a very effective weapon and I'm glad more servicemen will be able to have it at their disposal. [link=(http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/03/11/big-guns-army-soldiers-to-get-powerful-new-swed...


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THR Review - Silicon Valley is HBO's "best and funniest full-on comedy in years" - NWHoustonTiger
[quote]The Mike Judge-created series about life in modern-day Silicon Valley is, immediately, HBO's funniest series and quite possibly the most likely to lure a large audience. The series had its world premiere at the SXSW festival Monday, but it will premiere for everybody else on April 6 almost fu...


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re: ‘Girls’ Star Lena Dunham Gets Nude, Dumbs Down Women on SNL - NWHoustonTiger
I know this observation has been made ad nauseam, but I really don't understand the Cultural Elite's (mainstream media, entertainment industry figures, etc - the people and organizations who largely shape pop culture and opinion) fascination with Lena Dunham. She is not especially funny, intelligen...


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re: Thoughts On Civilian Military Contractors? - NWHoustonTiger
Maybe one of the military guys on here can correct me, but I don't think PMC's do what one would normally consider "black ops." Yes, they do have contracts with the CIA, but that is mostly to provide security for CIA stations and personnel in certain countries. If you've ever seen [i]Zero Dark Thi...


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re: Arrow Season Long Thread 5/14 Pg. 54 - NWHoustonTiger
If Dick Grayson is going to make an appearance in the "Man of Steel 2/ Batman v Superman" film due out in 2016, would it make sense to have the same character appear in Arrow? I assume it would be a different actor (though it would be awesome if Warner Bros tied Arrow into the new DC Film Universe)....


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