| Food and Drink Board|| Good Restaurant for Entertaining Clients in Vegas - NWHoustonTiger on 12/4/13 at 5:43 pm|
I'm meeting a couple of clients at a conference in Vegas. Fairly buttoned-up group, so I want to find something that is nice but not "over the top" (Spearmint Rhino is out of the question). Any suggestions? ...
| Political Talk|| re: Officer involved in JFK Assassination speaks for the first time - NWHoustonTiger on 12/2/13 at 5:09 pm|
Earlier today, I read an interesting piece by Brandon Webb, the proprietor of [link=(www.sofrep.com)]SOFREP.com[/link], a former Navy SEAL Sniper, and one of the founding instructors of the Navy SEAL Sniper course. Brandon recently weighed in with his own $0.02 on the JFK assassination. Since Mr. ...
| Money Talk|| re: Airbnb & Uber for Business Travel - NWHoustonTiger on 12/2/13 at 2:35 pm|
No-brainer for NYC if you don't want to mess with cabs. I generally don't mind using cabs & the subway in NYC but I could see the utility of Uber if you want something nicer than a cab for entertaining clients, taking the wife out on the town, etc. I also prefer town car service for transportation...
| Money Talk|| Airbnb & Uber for Business Travel - NWHoustonTiger on 12/1/13 at 7:26 pm|
Has anyone here used either service? If so, what did you think? Uber seems like a no-brainer in cities like NYC. I'm thinking of trying out Airbnb the next time I have an extended stay in one city. ...
| Political Talk|| re: Bad News For Lara Logan - NWHoustonTiger on 11/26/13 at 4:41 pm|
[quote]what substantive segment of Logan's report on Benghazi was inaccurate?[/quote]
None of the real substance was inaccurate, it's just the main source lied about his whereabouts that evening, and 60 Minutes decided to junk the entire story because Davies is a liar. It's really unfortunate bec...
| Political Talk|| re: Bad News For Lara Logan - NWHoustonTiger on 11/26/13 at 4:29 pm|
The Washington Post had a pretty good story on Dylan Davies (the Brit contractor) which you can read [link=(http://m.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/60-minutes-broadcast-helps-propel-new-round-of-back-and-forth-on-benghazi/2013/10/31/fbfcad66-4258-11e3-a751-f032898f2dbc_story.html)]here[/...
| Political Talk|| re: Bad News For Lara Logan - NWHoustonTiger on 11/26/13 at 4:15 pm|
Yeah, it was pretty serious. The crux of the story revolved around a British private military contractor who claimed to have been at the compound that night, viewed Ambassador Steven's body at the hospital, etc. He turned out to be completely full of $hit. If CBS would've conducted even a slight inv...
| Political Talk|| re: Officer involved in JFK Assassination speaks for the first time - NWHoustonTiger on 11/26/13 at 1:10 pm|
That was a tremendous program (father and son Haag did an interview with CBS This Morning summarizing their findings which you can watch [link=(http://youtu.be/Q7ERXm9OwuE)]here[/link]), and it reinforces my belief that Oswald acted alone. Advances in forensic science only seem to confirm the "conv...
| Political Talk|| re: Officer involved in JFK Assassination speaks for the first time - NWHoustonTiger on 11/25/13 at 9:43 pm|
According to Jack Valenti, the longtime President of the Motion Picture Association of America and a former aide to LBJ, LBJ did not buy The Warren Report's conclusions and went to his grave believing that Castro was ultimately behind the assassination. "Kennedy tried to kill Castro; Castro got him ...
| Political Talk|| re: Officer involved in JFK Assassination speaks for the first time - NWHoustonTiger on 11/25/13 at 9:22 pm|
That's good stuff, and I thank you for sharing with the board. However, just because some of the cranial debris scattered backwards and landed on people and objects behind Kennedy, does that mean that the shot could not have come from behind? My understanding is that where the bullet came from and h...
| Political Talk|| re: Officer involved in JFK Assassination speaks for the first time - NWHoustonTiger on 11/25/13 at 6:45 pm|
First off, the pristine bullet is in no way "pristine". When examining a view of the base of the round, you can see that it is clearly misshapen:
[quote]A shot from the rear, especially one generating the massive supp...
| Political Talk|| re: If Landrieu wins, THIS will be the reason - NWHoustonTiger on 11/24/13 at 10:18 am|
I believe the state's business lobby keeps backing Sen. Landrieu because she has them convinced they need her protection from "the barbarians at the gate." As long as the Senate Democrat majority depends upon Landrieu and other Democrats from energy-producing states, they cannot advance policies su...
| Political Talk|| re: The growing DC suburbs leave the GOP up the creek without a paddle - NWHoustonTiger on 11/5/13 at 11:46 pm|
[quote]Wealthy and educated[/quote]
....and deriving their substantial incomes from big government spending.
David Boaz of the CATO Institute [link=(http://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/01/13/magazine/washingtons-economic-boom-financed-by-you.html)]said it best[/link] - "Washington’s economy is base...
| Political Talk|| re: Landrieu to propose halting vanishing health plans - NWHoustonTiger on 10/30/13 at 4:53 pm|
[quote]By doing this, it gives Dems an out[/quote]
Why on Earth would Republicans do this? If they are smart, they should insist on several additional substantive ACA changes as well, such as an end to the medical device tax, killing the subsidy for Congressmen and their staff (which is not even ...
| Political Talk|| Joel Kotkin - "Cities Creating Middle Class Jobs" and "Fixing California" - NWHoustonTiger on 10/29/13 at 5:09 pm|
[link=(http://www.joelkotkin.com)]Joel Kotkin[/link], a Georgraphy Prof at Chapman University in California, is one of my favorite writers/commentators. Kotkin, who could best be described as a "Chamber of Commerce Democrat" (not his exact words, but you get the idea), has been on the forefront of ...
| Political Talk|| re: 60 Minutes Tonight... "What Really Happened at Benghazi?" - NWHoustonTiger on 10/28/13 at 11:48 pm|
I based my comments on the strongest facts available. Unless you can show otherwise, the true purpose of the "Annex" has not been disclosed or revealed. Two writers, Brandon Webb (former SEAL) and Jack Murphy (former Ranger & Green Beret), published the e-book [link=(http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0...
| Political Talk|| re: 60 Minutes Tonight... "What Really Happened at Benghazi?" - NWHoustonTiger on 10/28/13 at 4:14 pm|
Die-hard supporters of President Obama aside, I think everyone can agree on two basic observations:
1. The State Dept and DoD had ample warning that an attack in Benghazi was likely and they dropped the ball by not increasing security as requested by Abm. Stevens, Gregory Hicks, and Lt. Col. Wood; ...
| Political Talk|| re: Virginia governors race as a barometer for the country - NWHoustonTiger on 10/26/13 at 10:36 pm|
Clearly, you are unfamiliar with the political & business dealings of [link=(http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/1084568)]George Kaiser[/link] and [link=(http://freebeacon.com/tom-steyers-bet-is-paying-off/)]Tom Steyer[/link]. They sure appear to be billionaire political b...
| Political Talk|| re: To what extent can upward mobility in this country be attributed to gov't help - NWHoustonTiger on 10/26/13 at 7:02 am|
Government not only helps, but it is essential to upward mobility. It just depends upon how you define "government." Governments that fairly enforce the rule of law, protect property rights and civil liberties, and competently deliver basic services to its citizens greatly aid in upward mobility. Co...
| Political Talk|| re: CBS News: Obamacare forcing insurers to drop customers - NWHoustonTiger on 10/25/13 at 3:49 pm|
Politics is a game of expectations. President Obama set two primary expectations for PPACA:
1. If you like your current health insurance, you can keep your current health insurance.
2. PPACA will save the average family $2,500 per year.
These were not one-off or off-hand remarks; he made these...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Trailer TEASER Update w/ Full Trailer - NWHoustonTiger on 10/25/13 at 2:41 pm|
[quote]Fox can use them but can't mention any of their ties to the Avengers.
Disney can use them but can't reference that they are mutants or Magneto is their father[/quote]
Interesting. Do any other characters fall into a similar "quasi-exclusive" deal or are the other non-Disney Marvel cha...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Trailer TEASER Update w/ Full Trailer - NWHoustonTiger on 10/25/13 at 2:19 pm|
Does anyone know how the film rights work for Quicksilver and The Scarlet Witch? I understand that Fox has the rights to X-Men and Disney The Avengers, but can characters who typically appear in both story lines be used by both Fox and Disney? Perhaps the original Marvel-Fox licensing deal (execute...
| Political Talk|| re: Yahoo! Finance: Tech's "Middle-Aged White Guy Problem" - NWHoustonTiger on 10/24/13 at 3:46 pm|
"Diversity" + ? = Profit...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Jimbo Fisher after Saban - NWHoustonTiger on 10/23/13 at 3:07 pm|
[quote]No. The tiger fans were very critical of Jimbo at the time because of our very vanilla offense. There would have been a massive outcry if he had been hired.
Absolutely correct. Jimbo's offenses were ok at-best during Saban's tenure and Jimbo was very hit-or-miss when it came to ...
| Political Talk|| re: SEAL Team 6 Crash an Inside Job? - NWHoustonTiger on 10/21/13 at 4:29 pm|
[quote]That was a mistake, and they should have taken a page from the Brits and not acknowledged what unit was involved. That said, some members of ST6/DEVGRU were all too eager for publicity. They need to look to Delta's mania for anonymity. Hell, when CSM Haney wrote his book, he instantly became ...
| Political Talk|| re: SEAL Team 6 Crash an Inside Job? - NWHoustonTiger on 10/21/13 at 3:03 pm|
[quote]It also raises questions as to why SEALS were the QRF for Rangers and not vice versa, and why they were being used as a QRF at all. This has been a problem going back to the Panama invasion, when SEALS were used to take down an airfield. They accomplished the objective, but took heavy casualt...
| Political Talk|| re: SEAL Team 6 Crash an Inside Job? - NWHoustonTiger on 10/21/13 at 1:45 pm|
Unfortunately, there are a lot of conspiracy theories related to Extortion 17 (the call sign for the helo that was shot down), and they have distracted the public from the real scandal: piss-poor planning and leadership lead to the single-greatest loss of life in US Special Operations History. The m...
| Political Talk|| re: Calif as a model for the U.S. - NWHoustonTiger on 10/20/13 at 10:31 pm|
[quote]Not every state can have its expansion depend on Latinos like TX[/quote]
Are you contending that California does not have an expanding base of poor Latinos? CA is now home to almost 30% of all US welfare recipients. Contrary to popular liberal belief, Texas' largest source of new residents...
| Political Talk|| re: If California was ever ran like Texas, would it be the greatest place on Earth? - NWHoustonTiger on 10/20/13 at 10:11 pm|
Aesthetics aside (Texas doesn't compare), the greatest cultural & economic difference between the two states is that TX has a vibrant and growing middle & upper-middle class. I consider this to be critical because middle & upper-middle income families provide a more-stable tax base and the demograph...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Future NFL Stars That You Watched Play Against LSU - NWHoustonTiger on 10/3/13 at 12:47 pm|
It was mentioned earlier in the thread, but Rex Grossman, Jabbar Gaffney and Reche Caldwell put on a clinic vs LSU in 2001. Probably the most-dominant QB-WR performance I ever witnessed in Tiger Stadium. Grossman went 22-32 464 5 TDs / 1 INT. Gaffney: 5-164-2. Caldwell: 6-120-1. Our pass defense ...