| O-T Lounge|| Why is it a faux pas to inquire about cause of death? - PenguinNinja on 4/14/14 at 12:54 pm|
Every time someone dies (especially unexpectedly or young), I know I'm not the only person that wants to ask what happened to them? However, this is socially not proper, so everyone usually asks a trusted friend behind the scenes about the details.
Just wondering why this is a faux pas to ask?...
| Political Talk|| Did anyone REALLY believe the Cold War ended with the USSR? - PenguinNinja on 3/18/14 at 5:18 pm|
Let's face it: We've been in conflict with the Russians since the end of WWII, if not long before that. It's not going to end diplomatically...not unless we find a way to economically top an authoritarian regime with a metric frick ton of oil & gas upon which both Europe & China...
| Political Talk|| re: Do the words of Patton become more or less insightful regarding Russia? - PenguinNinja on 3/18/14 at 4:42 pm|
Sounds spot on to me.
However, we'll keep telling ourselves they're not a threat until a tactical nuke interrupts an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
By then it'll be too late. ...
| Political Talk|| re: Putin's response to sanctions and unrecognized Crimea - PenguinNinja on 3/17/14 at 2:44 pm|
[quote]Will he actually annex? That's the question.[/quote]
Are you fricking serious, Clark?
"No. No, he won't annex."
Just keep pushing back the red line.
frick man. ...
| Political Talk|| re: Putin's response to sanctions and unrecognized Crimea - PenguinNinja on 3/17/14 at 2:37 pm|
When I the last time the USA has been this thoroughly embarrassed, discarded, and ignored?
frick this president. ...
| Money Talk|| re: Best Online low-fee DIY Investing Site? - PenguinNinja on 3/10/14 at 3:38 pm|
[quote]I use this, but I'm not hardcore about it. It has a lot of functionality, and a reasonable fee.[/quote]
I don't want to be hardcore. Just want to have some money that I can afford to lose play with to keep me interested & learn more about investing. I don't intend to get into anything to...
| Money Talk|| re: Best Online low-fee DIY Investing Site? - PenguinNinja on 3/10/14 at 3:31 pm|
This site seems to like OptionsXPress & Options House. Any experience with those 2?
| O-T Lounge|| re: Any BMW X5 owners on the forum? - PenguinNinja on 3/10/14 at 3:29 pm|
[quote]Any BMW X5 owners on the forum?[/quote]
This is the OT....
| Money Talk|| re: Best Online low-fee DIY Investing Site? - PenguinNinja on 3/10/14 at 3:28 pm|
What is IB?...
| Music Board|| Recommendation for you shoegaze/atmospheric fans. - PenguinNinja on 3/10/14 at 3:08 pm|
I Break Horses - Chiaroscuro
Saw them open for Sigur Ros recently, and then checked out their album. Good shit, IMO.
Anyone ever heard them? I think they're from Sweden or some shite...
| Money Talk|| Best Online low-fee DIY Investing Site? - PenguinNinja on 3/10/14 at 3:05 pm|
Which is the best & why?
Which one has the best user interface? I like to see things graphically, FYI.
| Political Talk|| re: What's so bad about letting Ukraine split in 2? - PenguinNinja on 3/2/14 at 6:05 pm|
So how's about they break away from Ukraine and form their own country. If Moldova can be a country, then so can they.
Again...not saying this is ideal, but an alternative to war. ...
| Political Talk|| re: What's so bad about letting Ukraine split in 2? - PenguinNinja on 3/2/14 at 5:54 pm|
[quote]Because Ukrainians on both sides of the "split" need Kyiv for their legitimacy. Kyiv is the place the first "Rusyn" state was born, Kyiv is where the "Baptism of the Slavs" occured, etc. They can't split, because they need Kyiv. [/quote]
They need Kiev for "legitimacy"? What doe that even...
| Political Talk|| What's so bad about letting Ukraine split in 2? - PenguinNinja on 3/2/14 at 5:12 pm|
Could hold a referendum with international oversight by area an let each region/county/whatever vote to either go be part of Russia or stay with Ukraine an be part of EU?
Specifically, what's wrong with this scenario as an alternative to armed conflict, from the perspectives of Russia an the West...
| Political Talk|| re: IYO, what should the US do in response to the Russian actions in the Ukraine? - PenguinNinja on 3/2/14 at 11:31 am|
What I meant was, what is your opinion...not Ted Cruz's opinion. I suppose what your saying is that you agree with him. ...
| Political Talk|| re: IYO, what should the US do in response to the Russian actions in the Ukraine? - PenguinNinja on 3/2/14 at 11:28 am|
Do you think Russia is going to respond to diplomatic pressure from the US?
I'm skeptical. ...
| Political Talk|| re: IYO, what should the US do in response to the Russian actions in the Ukraine? - PenguinNinja on 3/2/14 at 11:25 am|
Thanks Zach, but that doesn't answer my question. ...
| Political Talk|| IYO, what should the US do in response to the Russian actions in the Ukraine? - PenguinNinja on 3/2/14 at 11:22 am|
Forget what you think WILL happen given Obama being Putin's bitch (which I feel safe in saying is the overwhelming opinion on this board). What do you think the US SHOULD do, and why?
Explain why you believe your proposed approach is the best course of action for the US in the long term.
| O-T Lounge|| Houston Traffic advice - PenguinNinja on 2/27/14 at 8:46 pm|
I need to be in downtown Houston by 7:45 tomorrow morning. Given traffic on the Gulf Freeway around that time (not sure when rush hour gets really bad), at what time would I need to leave League City in order to make it on time? 6:30?...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Any guidance on rental car companies? - PenguinNinja on 2/17/14 at 1:20 pm|
Sorry...Should have clarified.
Any I should avoid, and if so, why?...
| O-T Lounge|| Any guidance on rental car companies? - PenguinNinja on 2/17/14 at 1:14 pm|
I'm renting a car out of Houston (IAH) for a couple of weeks. Anyone got any recommendations for or against certain rental car companies?
I've rented from IAH several times before with AVIS for work, but I'm not sure if there are cheaper options that are just as good. I'm mainly concerned about...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Losing a grandparent stinks - PenguinNinja on 2/8/14 at 5:49 pm|
Lost my last grandparent when I was 14. He knew it was coming, and told me if I cried when he passed, he'd come back and tan my pussy arse hide.
Quit cher bitchin'....
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Lost In Translation - PenguinNinja on 1/31/14 at 5:34 pm|
[quote] If you have been really lost in your life or a stranger in a strange land, then I don't see how you can't love this movie.[/quote]
See, that's the thing...I live in a foreign country with a different culture (albeit not "Japan" different). I feel like I was supposed to feel sorry for Sca...
| Movie/TV Board|| Lost In Translation - PenguinNinja on 1/31/14 at 4:35 pm|
Heard a ton of great stuff about this movie.
Everything I've heard and who I heard it from makes me think I should love it.
Scarlett Johansenn = fine
Watched it several years ago (4-6 years ago, maybe?) and thought it was boring.
Heard more good stuff. Watched it again tonight, t...
| Political Talk|| re: For any conservatives who don't care for Christie - PenguinNinja on 1/21/14 at 3:21 pm|
| Political Talk|| For any conservatives who don't care for Christie - PenguinNinja on 1/21/14 at 3:14 pm|
Can you explain why?
Just curious...I consider myself fiscally conservative and socially moderate, and don't know much about the guy and his past, policies, or principles.
I fricking hate Hillary, FWIW. ...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Breaking Bad Thread #585: Steven Gomez Edition - PenguinNinja on 1/19/14 at 3:24 am|
| O-T Lounge|| re: This new breed of attention whore OT'er - the World Traveler - PenguinNinja on 1/17/14 at 3:31 pm|
Sounds like Stu is butthurt he's never been to Budapest.......
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: Adoree segment/interview coming up - PenguinNinja on 1/16/14 at 3:55 pm|
Luckily for me, you don't.
Not sunshine pumping =/= miserable, where I come from.
Sorry if that upsets you.
What have I said that is "miserable"? That I wouldn't get my hopes up about a top ranked recruit from CA coming to LSU after a bunch of our "locks" left LA?
If that realism is...
| LSU Recruiting Board|| re: Adoree segment/interview coming up - PenguinNinja on 1/16/14 at 3:51 pm|
[quote]How would you know that? seriously.. you nor i was in that meeting[/quote]
More importantly: what does it matter?
Regardless of what he "said" and to whom, he'll be suiting up AGAINST LSU next year.
Lots of character in these kids these days, clearly. ...