| Political Talk|| re: True or False re: Truman dropping the A-bomb on Japan: - PenguinNinja on 7/21/14 at 4:48 pm|
[quote]Yes, killing millions of people is always a good way to keep the peace. [/quote]
Credit to the deep, long-term, critical thinking brigade. I underestimated your response time. ...
| Political Talk|| True or False re: Truman dropping the A-bomb on Japan: - PenguinNinja on 7/21/14 at 4:37 pm|
1. Truman's decision to drop the atom bomb is the primary (or most significant) reason that the West & Russia didn't battle each other immediately (or very soon) after the end of WWII. Said another way, it's the direct reason the Cold War was a cold war and not WWIII (or WWII+).
2. The existen...
| Money Talk|| re: Looking to get into investing...what's some good Investing 101 literature? - PenguinNinja on 7/21/14 at 4:29 pm|
[quote]I'm not sure if we define "decent return" in the same way[/quote]
Am I too timid or too aggressive?...
| O-T Lounge|| Facebook Question - PenguinNinja on 7/21/14 at 3:58 pm|
Is there a way to "unblock" friends who I've previously blocked from posting on my newsfeed (or I guess, who I've hidden their posts so I don't see them)? I can't seem to figure out how to do it.
Ideally, I could look at a list of all my friends with toggle buttons that show who is blocked & unb...
| Money Talk|| Looking to get into investing...what's some good Investing 101 literature? - PenguinNinja on 7/21/14 at 3:55 pm|
I read a lot of basic stuff several years back (e.g. Rich Dad, Poor Dad & Jim Kramer stuff) which is probably amateur hour stuff on this board, I know. Anyway, I gained basic knowledge and I got interested in investing in general, but I had no money to do anything meaningful with, so I kind of lost...
| Movie/TV Board|| re: Help me settle a debate about Inglorious Basterds - PenguinNinja on 7/19/14 at 7:06 pm|
[quote]Yes, no, who gives a frick [/quote]
I do. My wife must be proven wrong!...
| Movie/TV Board|| Help me settle a debate about Inglorious Basterds - PenguinNinja on 7/19/14 at 6:49 pm|
Is Inglorious Basterds, or is Inglorious Basterds not, a "war" movie?
I know that sounds stupid at first, but think before answering......
| Money Talk|| Over the next 3 months, will the $ strengthening or weakeing against the £? - PenguinNinja on 7/14/14 at 3:22 pm|
| Political Talk|| re: Which nation, or nations, have provided ISIS the support they need - PenguinNinja on 6/30/14 at 1:09 pm|
What do I win?...
| Soccer Board|| re: For all of those wondering, THIS is why we hate Mexico - PenguinNinja on 6/29/14 at 2:20 pm|
Thank you for this. ...
| Soccer Board|| re: (Another) Rookie Question: Why do we hate Mexico? - PenguinNinja on 6/29/14 at 1:03 pm|
I'm fine with hating Mexico with you guys. Just looking for a reason....
| Soccer Board|| (Another) Rookie Question: Why do we hate Mexico? - PenguinNinja on 6/29/14 at 1:00 pm|
Just noticing the hate. Why?...
| Soccer Board|| Rookie Question: Why do we get in over Portugal? - PenguinNinja on 6/27/14 at 2:36 am|
We both beat Ghana 2-1. (3 pts each)
We both lost to Germany (0 pts)
We tied head to head (1 pt each)
So, both teams have 4 pts, with losses & wins against the same opponent and a draw head to head.
What's the tiebreaker? Did Germany demolish Portugal (don't recall the score)?
| Music Board|| Any good music magazines out there today? - PenguinNinja on 6/23/14 at 12:05 pm|
Mags that might help you keep up with new album release schedules, new bands, etc.?
I'm assuming Alternative Press went full emo-teeny bopper a while back......
| O-T Lounge|| Anyone here been to anyone "unique" places in Europe that you enjoyed? - PenguinNinja on 6/19/14 at 3:28 pm|
By "unique", I mean not the obvious places like London, Paris, Rome, Berlin, Vienna, etc.
Someplace that might not come to mind immediately, but that is well worth a long weekend.
| Political Talk|| Why are the US & Iran mortal enemies? - PenguinNinja on 6/16/14 at 4:48 pm|
Is it purely butthurt from the coup by the CIA in the 50s? Why won't they let bygones be bygones....that shite was like 60 years ago?
Y they still mad tho?
How long is this gonna go on for?...
| Political Talk|| re: Do you say "Black" or "African American"? - PenguinNinja on 5/31/14 at 6:14 am|
I used the term AA only at work so as to not get anyone butthurt and get a call from HR.
I took thsi habit with me to my new job in the UK.
I got funny looks when I referred to the black guy from Brixton as African-American.
That verified my opinion of how stupid the term is.
| Political Talk|| re: Why aren't Ireland, Austria, and Sweden members of NATO? - PenguinNinja on 5/5/14 at 4:26 pm|
[quote]Seriously? Do you realize how long they've been neutral countries - especially Sweden and Switzerland?[/quote]
So why don't all countries just declare themselves "neutral" and thus prevent themselves from ever being invaded?
I mean...you CAN'T invade them! They're neutral! C'mon man...
| Political Talk|| Why aren't Ireland, Austria, and Sweden members of NATO? - PenguinNinja on 5/5/14 at 3:40 pm|
What politics drive these seemingly strange omissions?
Also, how long until Switzerland gets conquered by someone and brought down a notch?...
| O-T Lounge|| re: OT runners opinion needed - PenguinNinja on 4/25/14 at 2:01 pm|
You came to the right place. I'm an orthopedic surgeon and have been a runner for 25+ years.
It's AIDS. Prayers sent. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: College Students REJOICE! Powdered Alcohol Approved by FDA - PenguinNinja on 4/20/14 at 2:39 pm|
[quote]You can do that with meth too.[/quote]
Yeah, but you see...
Aw, frick it. Nevermind.
Sure. This is just like meth. Nothing to see here....
| O-T Lounge|| re: College Students REJOICE! Powdered Alcohol Approved by FDA - PenguinNinja on 4/20/14 at 2:34 pm|
[quote]That just sounds stupid.
Sprinkle powder from a capsule into water from a water fountain and get drunk.
Completely fricking retarded.
| O-T Lounge|| College Students REJOICE! Powdered Alcohol Approved by FDA - PenguinNinja on 4/20/14 at 2:30 pm|
[link=(http://www.webpronews.com/powdered-alcohol-legalized-in-the-us-2014-04)]Never again will you have to sneak a ziplock bag full of bourbon into Tiger Stadium in your crotch[/link]
frick off if Germans....
| 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?