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Posted Tuesday, November 02, 2010 02:05 PM

Great news for that Iranian adulterer woman!


She won't get stoned to death, she got lucky and will get hanged now on Wednesday. What a fantastic break for her!

Fucking savages

Posted Wednesday, October 20, 2010 01:26 PM

Ducks @ Blue Jackets w long write-up

Current line:  ANA - CLB (-128)  Total: 5.5 over (-111)

Columbus hasn't played since Saturday, and Anaheim has been off since Sunday

Anaheim started off the year with 3 absolute stinkers on the road. They were undisciplined, took a whack of penalties and got lit up on the scoreboard. Then they beat Van 4-3, then lost to ATL in a high scoring game 5-4 in overtime, and beat the Yotes 3-2 at home. The Ducks defence is just plain bad. Cam Fowler, he of busted nose, might be your best D-man and the kid is only 18. On the other side of the coin, Anaheim boasts the best line in hockey, imo. Getzlaf centering Perry and Ryan...all three of them played in the Olympics. Those guys are big, strong and fast and can fill the net. That whole line starts the powerplay. Assuming Hiller will play net, he's a middle of the road tender playing in front of a bad defence.

Columbus split a couple in Europe to the Sharks, came back and lost badly to the Hawks, then beat a rusty Wild team on the road 3-2. Although it doesn't show it on the score sheet, the Jackets PP actually looked decent to me. Huselius, Filatov and Nash have been passing the puck around nicely, although not finding the net. The PK is only at 76.2% so far early on. Mason has been better than last year in net, but he's still got a ways to go to get back to his rookie form.

This game shapes up to be a goal fest in my mind...although it may take a while to get there though as both... [More]

Posted Tuesday, October 19, 2010 03:45 PM

Discussion: Pros/Cons of (-0.5) in reg vs (-1) ML

Both strategies work for lowering juice, roughly 65-75 cents, and we've had this discussion in the past, but it is important. I'm firmly planted on the side of the -0.5 in regulation as opposed to the -1 option.

For the -1 players, any bet that is an outright winner means that the -0.5 in regulation has to cash. The only time the -1 option comes out ahead of the -0.5 in reg, is if the game goes to OT or a shootout and your side prevails. Even then you don't get a win, you only get a push. So in a way the -1 is an insurance policy that results in getting your money back, only if the game goes to OT or a shootout and your team wins.

If a game goes to OT, then for me things become a crapshoot. The extra period is only 5 minutes long - a quarter of a period - and is played 4 on 4. The fav. should be favorite in this situation, but that is not always the case. If things get to a SO, then things become even more complicated. Some teams and players are simply better in a shootout than other teams. The Dallas Stars come to mind with their first 3 shooters....Richards, Neal and Eriksson.

Getting back to the overtime situation. Traditionally about 1/4 of the games end up going to OT, and the results so far early this season are on par. Again the overtime period is only 5 minutes long, which I think is an important factor. If the OT period was a full 20 minutes, or even 10 minutes, then I can see the -1 option having more appeal i.e. the better team figur... [More]

Posted Monday, October 18, 2010 11:46 AM

Darwin Awards: Argument over goat sacrifice leads to 10 dead

PATNA, India – An argument over sacrificing goats during a Hindu festival triggered a stampede that killed 10 people Sunday in a packed temple in northern India, officials said.

More than 40,000 people, many inebriated, had taken their goats to the Tildiha village temple in Bihar state to offer sacrifice and prayers to the goddess Durga on the last day of the Navratri festival. As the worshippers lined up before the butcher, a scuffle broke out and some people were trampled, Banka district spokesman Gupdeshwar Kumar said.

"People were vying with each other to get their goats sacrificed first, and they had a verbal duel with the butcher," Kumar said.

Four women and six men died in the stampede, and another 11 were injured, three of them critically, Banka district police director Neelmani said. The injured were being treated in hospitals. Villager Umesh Kumar, 35, said the temple was so full, "people didn't have any place to walk around ... and there was a commotion when people tried to have their goats sacrificed."

The district spokesman said some 30,000 goats were sacrificed at the temple on Saturday. The 10-day Navratri festival honors Durga, the Mother Goddess in the Hindu religion. The village in Banka district is about 120 miles (200 kilometers) southeast of Bihar's state capital, Patna.


No Bindeer...my goot is to be sacrificed next, sah! 

On a side note: 30,000 freaking goats...you would think 10,00... [More]

Posted Tuesday, October 12, 2010 04:58 PM

To use JoeP's line...What have we learned so far?

Great to see hockey underway, and it is never too early to get an initial read on teams. I've tried to watch a bunch of games, which is very important in betting hockey, imo. Box scores and stats are fine and dandy, but nothing beats having eyeballs on a game. Here's a list of all the teams.

If you have something to add about how good/bad a club looks, PP/PK, offence, defence, line combos etc, feel free to add to the discussion:

Anaheim Ducks
Atlanta Thrashers
Boston Bruins
Buffalo Sabres
Calgary Flames
Carolina Hurricanes
Chicago Blackhawks
Colorado Avalanche
Columbus Blue Jackets
Dallas Stars
Detroit Red Wings
Edmonton Oilers
Florida Panthers
Los Angeles Kings
Minnesota Wild
Montreal Canadiens
Nashville Predators
New Jersey Devils
New York Islanders
New York Rangers
Ottawa Senators
Philadelphia Flyers
Phoenix Coyotes
Pittsburgh Penguins
San Jose Sharks
St. Louis Blues
Tampa Bay Lighting
Toronto Maple Leafs
Vancouver Canucks
Washington Capitals

Posted Saturday, October 09, 2010 03:39 PM

Canada: No right to a lawyer during questioning

OTTAWA - The American Miranda rule that gives a suspect the right to have a lawyer present during questioning has no place here, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled Friday.

In three related decisions, a sharply divided court fine-tuned the rules on suspects' right to counsel.

In the main case, the justices ruled 5-4 that the Charter of Rights does not confer a right to have a lawyer present during interrogation.

That means Miranda, a staple of TV cop shows where lawyers whisper to their clients while detectives ask questions, does not apply.

The court also held that suspects have no right to interrupt an interrogation to consult again with a lawyer except in some limited circumstances.

They said that while suspects generally have the right to a lawyer of their choice, they must accept another if they cannot contact their own within a reasonable time.

Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin and Justice Louise Charron wrote for the majority in all three cases.

Justices Morris Fish and Louis Lebel wrote sharp dissents in two of the three cases, with Justice Rosalie Abella concurring. Justice Ian Binnie contributed his own dissent in the main decision.

McLachlin and Charron were clear in rejecting Miranda. They said there is a right for a suspect to consult a lawyer before questioning and to be informed of that right. But the reason for consultation is... [More]

Posted Wednesday, October 06, 2010 05:21 PM

911...what is your emergency?

caller...hi there, sorry to bother you again. I called earlier just as my house blew up

911...you are the guy that didn't pay the $75 fee right? What is so hard to understand here?

caller....listen miss, the reason I didn't pay the fee is because I was deployed in Iraq at the time - serving our country!

911...I'm not sure I like your tone, sir. We can't just dispatch a fire truck for just anyone you know. You have to pay the fee!

caller...my pets were trapped in the house. The fire spread quickly and I didn't have time to save them

911...like seriously sir. How hard did you try? Like c'mon.

caller...well, I do have a prosthetic leg due to a roadside bomb that went off under our Humvee

911...what is your problem, sir?! It is a black and white issue. No fee - no service. You knew the risks.

caller...look, I'm about to lose everything while you sit there lecturing me on the phone! I'm afraid even my American flag may burn.


caller...my flag that I have in the front yard. It was a gift from one of my buddies that got kiiled in that IED blast

911...hang on...CHIEF, WE GOT A SERIOUS PROBLEM HERE! This guy's flag may burn down.

Chief...well dispatch 2 fire trucks immediately then woman!

911...but he didn't pay his $75

Chief...are you kidding me, Doris? That is immaterial. This is the nations flag we are talking about here. It must be saved at all ... [More]

Posted Friday, October 01, 2010 01:08 AM

Conspiracy Theory Buffs...Quiz

a)  Did Lee Harvey Oswald act alone when he landed on the moon in 1969?

b)  Did BOB crash his big rig near Roswell, NM in 1947?

c)  Did NASA fix the World Series in 1919?

d)  Did a UFO land in Dealey Plaza, Dallas in 1963?


End of Part I. Any answers given will be graded on a bell curve. Extra marks may be awarded - at the Dude's discretion - for wit, originality, youtube video postings of other conspiracy theories, and feigned seriousness.

Good Luck


Posted Wednesday, September 29, 2010 05:23 PM

U.S. Religous Knowledge Survey

Out of 32 questions on aspects of differing religons, atheists / agnostics scored the highest. Jews and Mormons were right behind



Only 59% of Americans could name the Vice President..Super!

No word on whether Taliban men (women not allowed to participate, obviously) scored over 4 correct answers

Posted Tuesday, September 21, 2010 11:39 AM

Petition to have max's darn wrong with you thread archived


Seriously, just for posts #6 and #16....the rest is gravy

To Roscoe 

Posted Tuesday, September 21, 2010 10:48 AM

Boston +300 to win NE Division

This line is currently available at Diamond sportsbook. Diamond is a bit off the beaten path, but I put this bet in with a local. Pinnacle had hockey futures up early this year, and this line got hit pretty hard. On Pinnacle, Boston opened up as 3rd choice at +340 behind Buffalo and Ottawa. Well someone liked them a bunch because they are currently sitting at +114 on Pinny.

I really like this Boston team this year. Horton could be sitting on a career year and will add size and grit. Seguin is good enough to play centre or wing. Savard might miss some time, but expect Lucic to have a rebound year, and he's only 22. The Bruins are stacked at forward. The defence is solid enough, and Chara is just plain tough to play against. In net is where the B's shine. I would put Rask in the top 5 goalies in the league ( Another brilliant move by the Leafs). It isn't as if previous journeyman Thomas is any slouch either, and the team looks to be keeping him because it is tough to move that fat contract. Ideally rask would play 65 games amd Thomas the rest

Statistically in the regular season last year the Bruins just didn't put it together. There were some key injuries for sure, but for whatever reason it took a long time for the team to get going. Blowing a 3-0 lead to Philly in the playoffs was inexcusable even after Krejci went down. The year before Boston had a big regular season and racked up 52 wins which is a huge season

A look at the rest of the Divisi... [More]

Posted Sunday, September 19, 2010 11:27 PM

Colin Powell hires illegals to fix his house,,,,

WASHINGTON - Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says illegal immigrants do essential work in the U.S. and he has firsthand knowledge of that — because they fix his house.

Powell, a moderate Republican, urged his party Sunday to support immigration generally because it is "what's keeping this country's lifeblood moving forward."

In an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press," he said a path to legal status should be offered to illegal immigrants in the U.S. because they "are doing things we need done in this country."

He added: "They're all over my house, doing things whenever I call for repairs, and I'm sure you've seen them at your house. We've got to find a way to bring these people out of the darkness and give them some kind of status."

Powell did not say whether he's hired illegal immigrants directly or they showed up with contractors.

Powell was President George W. Bush's first-term secretary of state and the nation's top military officer in the presidency of Bush's father and in the early months of President Bill Clinton's administration.

Despite his Republican standing — he was once considered a formidable prospect for the Republican presidential or vice-presidential nominations but stayed out of contention — he endorsed Democrat Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election.

In lamenting the party's rightward drift Sunday, he said Republicans mus... [More]

Posted Wednesday, September 15, 2010 02:40 AM

Aussies suing Canadian gov. over bear attacks


Word is that the wardens at Banff forgot to tell them bears can be dangerous,,,,

When Canadians go to Ozland do they have to take a course?

Like maybe swimming with great whites isn't a good idea, eh?


The bonus video is pretty good

Posted Saturday, September 11, 2010 03:02 AM

Phil Davison GOP for Prez!


"If nominated tonight...."

Red Bull should get this guy as a spokesman

Posted Thursday, September 09, 2010 02:44 PM

This picking on Denmark stuff...

This must be said. Well, it doesn't really, but I'm going to say it anyway 

Why do the righties on here see the need to ridicule the exploits of such a small country in Europe? One would think that esteemed citizen's of a nation as powerful as the United States of America would hardly bother themselves to even talk about some speck of a state across the pond.

Could it be similar to the big bully on the schoolyard who must continually stroke his ego by taking the little kids' lunch money? Does the bully need to tell everyone just how big his pecker is every day? Does the bully need to remind himself that he is the best thing since sliced bread - just to keep up the facade that he keeps telling himself that he is the best thing to ever happen on Earth.

If the bully did not think about it, implement it and live it, then is it by definition inferior and crap?

Posted Tuesday, August 31, 2010 12:39 PM

Anatomy of a right wing thread....

It begins with an initial post. Now if the post is by Richard, it may die a quick death because he's way out there and the initial post could be a mini novel of cut and paste. Five starts a good many threads, but woop has famous Uncle Becky, so his threads get responses. Then the rest of the righties pile on. A couple of lefties may interject, although Don will just take the other side out of general principles.

So it goes something like this:

Posted Friday, August 20, 2010 01:13 PM

Jennifer Aniston drops the R-bomb


In case you didn't know what the R-word is, it is 'retard'

...what she said was, dress up like a retard

Unreal. She should be admonished to the highest degree, and should seriously be considered for a case for state inflicted paralysis. I mean, what's next - calling people 'peasants' if you work on a farm. This has to stop, NOW

Shame on you Jenn 

Posted Thursday, August 19, 2010 08:29 PM

Saudi Eye-for-an-Eye goes 21 century...god bless 'em

Thu Aug 19, 3:27 PM

By Salah Nasrawi, The Associated Press

CAIRO - A Saudi judge has asked several hospitals in the country whether they could damage a man's spinal cord as punishment after he was convicted of attacking another man with a cleaver and paralyzing him, the brother of the victim said Thursday.

Abdul-Aziz al-Mutairi, 22, was left paralyzed and subsequently lost a foot after a fight more than two years ago. He asked a judge in northwestern Tabuk province to impose an equivalent punishment on his attacker under Islamic law, his brother Khaled al-Mutairi told The Associated Press by telephone from there.

He said one of the hospitals, located in Tabuk, responded that it is possible to damage the spinal cord, but it added that the operation would have to be done at another more specialized facility. Saudi newspapers reported that a second hospital in the capital Riyadh declined, saying it could not inflict such harm.

Administrative offices of two of the hospitals and the court in Tabuk were closed for the Saudi weekend beginning Thursday and could not be reached for comment.

A copy of the medical report from the King Khaled Hospital in Tabuk province obtained by the AP said the same injury al-Mutairi suffers from can be inflicted on his attacker using a nerve stimulant, and inducing the same injuries in the same locations. The report was dated six months ago.

Saudi Arabi... [More]

Posted Saturday, July 24, 2010 12:28 PM

Lewis Black talks the Bible and Evolution


Pretty good stand up routine here 

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