| O-T Lounge|| re: About to rent from someone living in another country. - maine82 on 3/9/14 at 9:23 pm|
As a rule, you should be extremely careful making any major purchase through eBay or craigslist or Rentreporters or anywhere else.
I bought a used car through eBay and I'm very pleased with it, but I was extremely cautious, got in touch with the owner, asked a ton of questions, made sure he had...
| Tiger Rant|| re: If J. Jones doesn't make the NCAA tourney next season - maine82 on 3/9/14 at 7:44 pm|
It took Dale Brown seven seasons to get to the NCAA Tournament. But when he got there, he reeled off 14 Tourney appearances in 16 seasons, and two Final Fours.
Johnny Jones appears to be moving the program along faster than Dale Brown did, even though the program was not much better when Jones g...
| Political Talk|| re: One National Language Does Unite People. No National Language Divides (Ukraine) - maine82 on 3/4/14 at 12:00 pm|
This is a general standard, but just remember, it's not an absolute. When Louisiana was admitted into the Union, the majority of Louisianans spoke either French or Spanish - not English. That said, we should encourage assimilation, and getting as many people as possible to speak English is part of...
| Political Talk|| Sarah Palin to grace us with her wisdom and intellect on Ukraine - maine82 on 3/3/14 at 4:35 pm|
Sarah Palin ?@SarahPalinUSA 20m
Looking forward to being on @seanhannity tonight at 10pm EST to talk about Russia and Ukraine.
| Political Talk|| re: If Ukraine was in NATO as they wanted to be, - maine82 on 3/3/14 at 1:32 pm|
If NATO didn't want to collapse, they would. It's a mutual defense treaty. If a NATO partner isn't defended, then the whole organization is a farce....
| More Sports Board|| re: Would you do this trade: Tony Romo for the rights to draft Jonny Manziel - maine82 on 3/3/14 at 1:10 pm|
If I were the Texans, I'd take my chances and pick Manziel. Not just the contract but Romo is going on his 9th season as Dallas starter and he's only won one playoff game. I get that the Cowboys are dysfunctional and that doesn't help, but it's still a black mark. I just don't trust him....
| Political Talk|| re: Russia's Ukraine order of battle - maine82 on 3/2/14 at 10:26 pm|
[quote]Fox News this afternoon did a segment on Ukraine's military capabilities.
What struck me most is they only have 136,000 total troops, including all the support personnel, like cooks, clerks and mechanics. One-third of that number are ethnic Russians who may not fight against their Russian...
| Political Talk|| re: Russia's Ukraine order of battle - maine82 on 3/2/14 at 10:17 pm|
I'm by no means an expert, but it seems to me that Russia's wild card is their nukes. Therefore, you can only press them so far, and they can get away with more than other countries can....
| Political Talk|| re: If Putin invaded and took over the Baltic nations next...would anyone stop him? - maine82 on 3/2/14 at 4:38 pm|
I think Putin would like to break NATO, but it's a big risk to do a frontal assault on the Baltic States. Cameron, Hollande and Merkel all seem to be of stronger stuff than Obama, and I don't think they'd allow him to do nothing.
I forget which country, but Putin has laid some pretty heavy sanc...
| Political Talk|| re: Kerry: Putin now acting out of 'weakness' and 'desperation' - maine82 on 3/2/14 at 2:56 pm|
[quote]It's beyond comical how inept and weak our administration is perceived across the rest of the world. Putin would make Kerry give him a blowjob with anal fellatio on MSNBC if he wanted to do so.[/quote]
Kerry: "I'm pleasuring Vladimir because he is weak!"...
| Political Talk|| re: How do the Australians do so well without interventionist foreign policy? - maine82 on 3/2/14 at 1:08 pm|
I'm done, good night....
| Political Talk|| re: How do the Australians do so well without interventionist foreign policy? - maine82 on 3/2/14 at 12:58 pm|
[quote]Next he will compare Liechtenstein's per capita defense spending to that of the US to prove his point.[/quote]
WHY DOESNT LUXEMBOURG MILITARILY INTERVENE IN OTHER COUNTRIES!!...
| Political Talk|| re: How do the Australians do so well without interventionist foreign policy? - maine82 on 3/2/14 at 12:43 pm|
I get that, but it completely refutes I.B.'s argument. That's why I bolded key parts....
| Political Talk|| re: How do the Australians do so well without interventionist foreign policy? - maine82 on 3/2/14 at 12:42 pm|
And the notion that the U.S. and Australia are in any way comparable is ridiculous. Australia is a regional power. They have regional responsibilities. The U.S. is a global power. It has global responsibilities.
When faced with a regional crisis, the Australians will lead in resolving the c...
| Political Talk|| re: How do the Australians do so well without interventionist foreign policy? - maine82 on 3/2/14 at 12:38 pm|
INTERFET and Operation Astute
[quote]The former-Portuguese colony of East Timor was invaded by Indonesia in 1975, however, following years of violent struggle the new Indonesian government of President B.J. Habibie subsequently agreed to allow the East Timorese to vote on autonomy in 1999. The Un...
| Political Talk|| re: What should Obama do about Ukraine? - maine82 on 3/1/14 at 10:43 am|
He should visit the Political Board at TigerDroppings.com and act upon our genius ideas....
| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU Compliance Department is on point - maine82 on 2/28/14 at 7:25 pm|
[quote]Bo Bahnsen and the LSU Compliance Department routinely interpret rules disadvantageously for LSU Football. They don't have to do it this way. They choose to do it this way.
In today's collegiate athletics landscape, a Compliance Office can work in a complimentary, congruent path with the ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Skip on TV Last NIte Re the New Ball, etc - maine82 on 2/28/14 at 12:20 pm|
It's really sad that the first person I thought of when I saw the name Skip was Skip Bayless. Luckily it didn't take long to figure out the actual Skip....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Celebrities Who Have Aged the Worst - maine82 on 2/25/14 at 9:25 am|
That just makes me want to cry....
| More Sports Board|| re: Independence Bowl has a new sponsor - maine82 on 2/23/14 at 9:51 pm|
[quote]will always be poulan/weedeater to me [/quote]
The Weedeater Bowl!...
| O-T Lounge|| re: What things have the United States contributed to the world? - maine82 on 2/23/14 at 1:44 pm|
The good version:
The crude version:
| More Sports Board|| re: Bi-annual Olympics in New Orleans thread - maine82 on 2/23/14 at 10:35 am|
[quote]I hope it's not Bozman, Tahoe, or Alaska. Keep the relatively undeveloped places undeveloped for a change. At least they're not talking about Jackson Hole.[/quote]
Anchorage 2026: Because we can see Sochi from here!...
| More Sports Board|| re: Bi-annual Olympics in New Orleans thread - maine82 on 2/22/14 at 9:23 pm|
Last three Summer Olympiads were completely or partially in August, although Sydney stretched into October. Rio and Tokyo will be in the same time range as the last three Summer Olympiads.
Anchorage actually placed 3rd for the 1994 Winter Olympics (the Kerrigan-Harding Games) and is bidding for ...
| Political Talk|| re: Judge Jeanine on Fox. EMP Power Grid vulnerability. - maine82 on 2/22/14 at 8:22 pm|
If someone really tried an EMP attack with the current technology, they'd be stupid. The radioactivity would drift in the atmosphere and cause problems elsewhere. The only people I can imagine who would want to do this are terrorists, and I'm not sure the al-Qaeda computer science club has that ab...
| More Sports Board|| re: Bi-annual Olympics in New Orleans thread - maine82 on 2/22/14 at 8:12 pm|
[quote]Houston put in a bid a while back. If they can do it, why not NOLA[/quote]
In all seriousness, you'd need to convince the IOC to have the Games in May or June. The Summer Olympics are typically held in August and September, which is the peak of hurricane season. Additionally, you'd need ...
| More Sports Board|| Bi-annual Olympics in New Orleans thread - maine82 on 2/22/14 at 7:12 pm|
Come on people, what will it take? New Orleans 2024!...
| Olympics Board|| re: What are other country's "Kerri Strug", "Miracle on Ice", etc? - maine82 on 2/22/14 at 7:06 pm|
Romania = [link=(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nadia_Comaneci)]Nadia[/link]...
| Olympics Board|| re: Will American football ever make it in the Olympics? - maine82 on 2/22/14 at 6:38 pm|
Every year, Gold: USA, Silver: Canada, Bronze: Samoa...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Why are there 200 buses driving around LSU tonight? - maine82 on 2/21/14 at 9:42 pm|
The NSA is taking people to the camps in Livingston Parish....
| O-T Lounge|| re: If you had to move to a country in Asia or Africa, where would you go? - maine82 on 2/16/14 at 11:54 pm|
I was about to say, does Australia count?