"It's not about last year or who's here or who's isn't here," says your head coach. "It's about getting out here and competing and seeing who is here, and that's where we're gonna go."
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|5 days 10 hours ago||Great Marketing||
This is niche at best but none in the solar industry have managed this level of viral success.
The real story on solar is that it is now 80% less expensive than five years ago, the panels last essentially forever, and that the industry is in the process of explosive growth on based on economics alone.
It has real enemies, powerful enemies (coal, utilities, gas and oil to a lesser extent), that are now ratcheting up anti-solar propaganda; at these prices they have reason to be afraid.
Cheap solar power can improve your property, fix your cost of energy, and release you from the grip of monopoly. It is fundamentally American and enjoys wide cross-demographic support. Just like every big-ticket product out there, the decision point for solar is not about the price, but the monthly payment. If you can pay off your own energy investment for the same or less per month than what you pay the utility, why wouldn't you?
Solar's growth is now intimately tied to the availabilty of good financing and government's (state government is where the battles are) courage to represent the best interests of the people as opposed to the powerful status quo while making rate design decisions at Public Utility Hearings.
|5 days 13 hours ago||Yes, Germany paid a bunch for solar||
But that is so 2008. Solar is now cheap. Mass deployment is now affordable.
|1 week 7 hours ago||Spike Albrecht Three Year Captain||
I like the sound of that.
|1 week 1 day ago||Posterior View||
Surely like a black hole for the eyes.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Culture||
As a native Ann Arborite now almost 20 years removed sports talk constantly reminds me how sensitive SE Michigan is over many racial (and sexual for that matter) comments. I say this without judgement/opinion (that would be much longer), but indeed just stating fact.
It is not like this everywhere
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Why South Koreans Win||
One of the reasons South Koreans win at these is they have the fastest internet in the world. Puts us to shame.
They are also psycho plugged-in. Not pretty.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||It is the future of "sport"||
It is going to be huge and it is not pretty. But, you should be aware:
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I got the sense he absolutely||
I got the sense he absolutely wanted to come back. This is based on pretty much nothing but I still felt it strongly. What do others think? Was there ever any real indication one way or the other?
|3 weeks 6 days ago||A nice sentence:||
"He went on to say that the current staff has the most connections in the following 5 states: CA, TX, FL, MI, & OH."
|4 weeks 8 hours ago||Harbaugh Discipline?||
Dave Dawson: Fully dressed, no participation however.
Could be anything of course, but that is where my mind went. A fun visual despite being unfair pure wild conjecture.
I like our coach.
|4 weeks 11 hours ago||Exactly||
The end of legends numbers was an exciting tidbit not reflected in the previous thread title and worthy of widespread discussion here.
I thought the legends numbers sucked for a few reasons, but mostly hated how the players that wore them also had different colored lockers. The team, the team, the team? Not.
Plus, purging piss-poor Brandoning feels good.
|4 weeks 14 hours ago||Legends Lockers||
What I hated most about the legends jerseys were how that player's locker was a different color.
The team, the team, the team? Not.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Not only that but in a region||
Not only that but in a region where the Detroit Lions represent the default other option. What a crazy question indeed.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Bingo||
It was much better springing forward after daylight hours had already crept substantially into the morning. Waking up in the dark after having already noted the pleasant expansion of AM daylight is irritating and makes mornings less relaxing.
|6 weeks 8 hours ago||Dancing Still Possible||
This year is this year.
I don't give a fuck about Mrs. Mary Iona Wofford when I can root for my own exciting and young team. They believe. So do I.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Dancing Is Still Possible||
I am keeping my rooting interests consistent and simple: Michigan victories and an NCAA berth.
That is what our team deserves.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Well, you are dressed||
Well, you are dressed appropriately.
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Subsides are no longer||
Subsides are no longer necessary actually. It has become so inexpensive (panels 80% less expensive than just five years ago) that it simply requires good financing (mortgage or HELOC at this point) for payments to equal what you would have paid the utility. That is true on a list price basis in many places. If you pay cash you can expect at 5-20% ROI depending upon location plus improving the value of your property. Do you want to pay yourself or the utility company? That is the question.
Having the 30% tax credit in place is what makes it a no-brainer right now (until 2017).
Also, it is by heavens not a political issue at all. Many people investing are stauch conservatives just looking to save money or put some of their money to good use.
Of course, it works better in CA, AZ, HI, CO, TX, UT etc than MI for one obvious reason. :)
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Solar power.||
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I want to believe he would||
I want to believe he would have taken off an Adidas logo too.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||I was very disturbed the||
I was very disturbed the first time the tunnel hype video was louder than the crowd. It is just wrong to have the overall noise level drop when the team runs out to touch the banner. So wrong.
|8 weeks 2 hours ago||Pimp hand.||
|8 weeks 3 days ago||I am ambivalent about him. I||
I am ambivalent about him. I wish him no ill will and hope he represents Michigan well moving forward.
I just don't want to hear about him anymore; it does my fandom no benefit.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||14 Teams In a Conference Seems Wrong||
Bad decisions have consequences.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||I am not criticizing Brian||
But rather the entire system.
It seems this country is majority whiny wheenies.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Boom||
With passion in play money is always the worst answer.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||That is a spooky perspective||
Also quite modern.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||The issue is not with Brian,||
The issue is not with Brian, but with Adsense. Also America, I suppose.
98% of dumb policy in this country is excused by public safety or liability concerns. 1% by prudiness. This is the 1%.
Land of the free! Whatever.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||Land of the Free! This||
Land of the Free! This countries Puritanical domnation never ceases to amaze me. Lighten up Francis, sex is fun and being in shape is healthy.
|9 weeks 2 days ago||Excellent summary. :) As I||
Excellent summary. :) As I type this right now it is 53 degrees and sunny at 8800 feet.
The Denver temp? 63. Of course, glorious blue skies reign above.