alienrace

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alienrace last won the day on March 25 2005

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  1. I can't tell if you were actually being serious here. You have no idea what prompted the incident, and it's very clear from the video that the driver of the car swerved to take out the biker after the kick.
  2. Maryland Marina, on Frog Mortar, not far from you actually Where do you usually anchor? I'll PM you some info, maybe we can meet up some time.
  3. I've noticed that, conveniently leaving out that he is also Hispanic. I've also notice quite a few "it's the victims fault" posts as well.
  4. Here is an article, which IMO everyone on this board should read. It's probably the most fair, balanced, and thoughtful article about the incident - there are some truths there that are going to upset people who just cannot seem to see all of the angles - http://www.activeresponsetraining.net/the-philando-castile-shooting-and-some-advice-for-my-cop-readers Honestly, if you read this, and continue your(and I'm talking about 99% of the board) rhetoric, than I'd suggest you need to really start examining yourself on a personal level.
  5. Hey PG! Yup, still lingering, lol. How is life treating ya? Speaking of the Irish man, I keep meaning to stop in on his trivia night when he's at my marina, but been super busy.
  6. And immediately you take a defensive position... I'm not saying any of what you just inferred.
  7. This thread is proof that the division in America(no, actually the entire world) is unhealable. Look at you people. Every single one of you, takes the lock-step position without any room for having an open mind. This is PATHETIC. Every single one of you should be utterly ashamed of yourselves. Free your minds.
  8. Of course it happens and exists. I don't think anyone denies that. What people conveniently try to deny is that anyone other than white people can be racist.
  9. Yeah, this guy is amazing, I was cracking up. Really nailed the facial expressions.
  10. I'm all for staying out of the ME - but we know that won't happen because...oil - and our own reluctance to harvest it from our own land. However, I don't think the driving force of Islamic terrorism is because we are "in their backyard". Sure, it's *some* of it, but not the driving force. The driving force is religion - and this is where things get dicey. The PC crowd doesn't want to admit it, or even mention it. People get murdered over cartoons that "insult" their religion. People get murdered for being non-Islam. People get murdered for speaking out against it. Christians have had their share of atrocities over the centuries, and continue to, though in less dramatic ways. However, as a whole, there aren't a lot of Christians strapping bombs to themselves and blowing up innocent people, there aren't a lot of Christians shooting up a crowd(in the name of Christianity) - and don't cite a few random examples to try and refute that. You know, I know, we ALL know that the vast majority of terroristic acts commited in the name of RELIGION, are being currently committed by Muslims. Comparing the two religions in modern history(I'm talking post WWII) is an utter false equivalency, and doing so renders any discussion about the *real* problems of the world meaningless. It's good to see some, maybe even the vast majority of Muslims speaking out and trying to find peace with the world. I'm all for that. Meanwhile, as long as most of this type of terror is being committed by Muslims, I'm going to be wary of them - particularly 20-something men.
  11. Yeah, well, finally a storm materializes. Entire weekend was shot to hell thanks to me being silly enough to listen to the weather forecasters predictions of catastrophe and doom hoving at 60-70% on Saturday(this on the Weather Channel, Friday, 9:30pm). Same forecast said Sunday would be hot, but only a 10-20% chance of storms, so we decided to wait until Sunday to go on the boat. Woke up Saturday morning, downgraded to 40%, but my wife had already decided to go into work. By noon, the chances were diminished to 20%, but Sunday was being labled as 60%. Cancelled boating plans again for Sunday with my sister and her boyfriend. Not a drop on Sunday, was a perfect day, of course. Not an entire drop of rain the entire weekend, despite the Storm Lovers and Weather Geeks predicting the End Of Times. I guess this wouldn't be as big of an issue if I actually lived closer to the water...instead of over an hour away. Still though, I'm getting tired of weather forecasters who are now Storm Lovers, who just live for any type of weather events and their predictions constantly reflect it. From now on, unless I see a very solid line of crap coming on radar across WVA, I'm paying them no attention whatsoever. Throwing darts at a board and hoping something sticks is not weather forecasting. Sadly, it seems that what it's become. Don't get me started on giving every little thunderstorm or snow even a name either. /rant
  12. Horrible. Terror is terror, and the Muslim extremists are getting what they want - all out war. Only the beginning. A lot of blame has to lie at the feet of the British government - however - every human is responsible for his/her actions, and this person should never see the light of day again.
  13. Yeah, this is pretty ludicrous. Biologically, you are either male or female, and also for law enforcement purposes, having an ambiguous gender creates some problems too. The Left Coast has pretty much gone off of the deep end. I'm fine with people "identifying" themselves personally as whatever gender they wish(though IMO, quite a bit of this can be linked to mental illness of some type) - but for documentation purposes, law enforcement, you cannot get around biology.
  14. I saw it Well, let me say, I saw it after they demolished the Giants at Met Life in the second to last week of the season. They had suddenly gotten healthy. There was all this talk of "Losing 2 out of the last 3 games" by the talking heads, and I remember thinking they must not have been watching the games, given the Bengals game they pulled their starters, and that against Denver, they had half of their starters out. Then Ray goes on his "Last Ride" propaganda, and I started thinking, what a story it would be if they wind up winning it all? I knew they could beat New England if they got another shot, and the Colts had no shot to beat us. The roadblock was Denver, but after I saw how Flacco played against the Giants, then the Colts after sitting out the Bengals game, I was believing. At halftime, I thought, the Ravens are the better team. Broncos are only in this because of two runbacks on special teams. Then they fell behind at the end, and I have to admit, I thought it was over...disappointed because I knew their window had closed - really - the 2011 team was far better, and so was the 2010 team. Then Flacco comes up with one of the greatest plays in playoff history - not just because of the time, or the circumstance - but because he had to escape a collapsing pocket, with Von Miller coming right into his face, and made a play only Joe Flacco could make - firing a moonshot pass that came down like a punt into the unsure hands of Jacoby Jones. Yup, he earned that contract right there. After that play, I was 100% certain the Ravens were winning the SuperBowl. No way were they losing again to the Pats, and no way was any NFC team even close to being a threat that year. I don't think though, that anyone saw 11-0 TD to INT ratio coming
  15. Has he lived up to the contract? No, and he'd probably be the first to say it. Disastrous? That's quite an emotional stretch, if you ask me. Flacco hasn't been great, but the team around him hasn't either - and not because of his contract. In 2013 he didn't take up that much space, but the team suffered a lot of injuries and just couldn't overcome them. 2014, ditto, still not taking up a ton of room, and he had a career best year. They likely would have won another Superbowl that year had the secondary not been completely decimated by the playoffs. 2015 he was injured, and the defense blew a ton of games early that Flacco gave leads to. 2016 it clearly took him a while to get back into game-shape/rythmn, and he definitely didn't trust his knee early on. The defense again, simimlary blew leads, and they missed the playoffs by a whisker thanks to that defense blowing a lead in Pittsburgh at the end of the season. Flacco hasn't been great, but objectively you have to consider how the defense couldn't close out games the past 3 years. That is why Ozzie basically went nuts in the offseason on the defense. Either way, I suspect Flacco will restructure again, and free up some money, and soon. Much like with Brady, or others, you won't hear about it until it's a done deal.