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|2 weeks 3 days ago||Savages||
I don't comment frequently here, but I do frequent the site. I'd like to point out that a lot of what the book and film is criticized for is Kyle's use of the word "savage." People, Muslims in particular, felt that was degrading and dehumanizing.
You know what? It is degrading, and it is dehumanizing, and it is the EXACT WORD CHOICE to describe what it was that Kyle was describing.
Kyle wasn't describing Iraqis or Muslims in general, he was describing the enemy he was fighting. These people murder children playing soccer with mortars to stir up sectarian violence and decapitate innocent people at mosques. If we can't call that savagery, if we can't name the perpetrators savages, then what can we call them? They deserved everything Chris Kyle and his brothers in arms gave them, the very least of which was mean names in a book.
Kudos to Coach Harbaugh for standing on principle instead of bowing to the overly sensitive nature of our society.
|8 weeks 2 days ago||That guy again||
Doesn't change the fact that tungsten isn't used in pushrods. If you really want to get into a discussion of valvetrain dynamics as it pertains to mass, we certainly can. I merely intended to make a comical criticism of a completely unimportant detail. This is how a person becomes that guy.
Don't try to be that guy, I am that guy.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||That guy is me||
Push rods are not made out of tungsten. Far too heavy. Yes, I am that guy.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||two teams||
Serial Trade-Rapist (self explanatory)
Running Backs? Pfft. (did not pick a RB until the 5th round, ended up with Mendenhall and Mark Ingram as my starters. Yikes.)
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Tosh.o||
Say what you want about the Buckeyes, they know how to pitch a tent.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||UCF||
Am I missing something about UCF? They do not seem to belong at #15.
|2 years 49 weeks ago||Sad Panda||
This makes me a saaad panda.
|3 years 27 weeks ago||Pre-ordered at Amazon||
Can't wait to read this one. It's the first book I've purchased since college, when I, you know, had to buy books.
|3 years 46 weeks ago||unhide.exe||
If the virus hides all your files, there's a utility called unhide.exe that you can get from bleepingcomputer.com that will un hide them. First you'll need to download and run malwarebytes, possibly in safe mode, to get rid of the thing.
|3 years 46 weeks ago||Avast caught it||
I got two warnings when I opened up TomVH diaries that my AV (Avast) had blocked a file from downloading. Definitely something on mgoblog, probly an ad.
|4 years 33 weeks ago||How about...||
65 degrees and calm?
|4 years 45 weeks ago||Riley Reiff||
I played against him in high school, he was a freshman my senior year and I know some younger guys who played and wrestled against him. Pretty much every D-1 caiber player from South Dakota ends up in Iowa, i.e. Chad Greenway, Reiff, and Brandon Wegher, so the Hawkeyes are a distant second favorite of mine in the Big Ten.
|4 years 46 weeks ago||Wrong||
The OP said, "Have you students read the crime reports around here? Justin Feagin couldn't avoid it. Can we just be transparent and say that we really want him because he is really good and will help us win football games. If you are a Michigan football fan thats all you truly care about in this situation. Stop acting like there is another reason that some of you are going out of control about this situation."
The Feagin situation is irrelevant, and the OP knows it (or should). The OP also claims that fans only care about his possible impact on the football team, which is also untrue. Yes we want him because of his talent, but we also believe in honoring commitments to players and helping young men develop as a person. At least I believe that and I would go so far to say that Rich Rodriguez and his staff do to.
The OP paints a picture of Michigan fans being cutthroat and caring only about on-the-field impact. This is unsubstantiated at best and at worst is unture, and based completely on opinion and devoid of fact, just like the Freep.
|4 years 46 weeks ago||On par with the Freep||
Truly, your post is the type of quality I would expect out of the Detroit Free Press. Because Justin Feagin blew a second chance does that mean we don't give another one to anybody else? I believe in second chances and at the very least think Demar is worthy of getting the second chance he was promised, regardless of whether he deserves it.
Would I want him if he wasn't a good football player? No, I wouldn't.
Would I want him if he was a great football player but the coaching staff thought he didn't have the character to play at Michigan? Again, no I wouldn't.
But that's not the case, he is a good player who the coaches did their homework on and felt he deserved a second chance. Let him in.
|4 years 46 weeks ago||Ghostbusters?||
Was that a Ghostbusters reference? If so, you left out mass hysteria.
|5 years 19 weeks ago||Oh my God, you're right!!||
Because a small minority of students can't write effectively, the entire student body is unintelligent! I get it now! Thanks so much for your insight and for clearing that up for me. Clearly when the university outscores Ivy League schools on a regular basis on the EXACT same test its just a recurring fluke and not indicative of the student body's intelligence as a whole.
|5 years 19 weeks ago||Yeah, I do||
The ETS exam, which I refer to, is a widely accepted and used exam to gauge the success of a student's undergraduate learning, including schools like Penn, Stanford, and the University of Chicago.
I don't know what else to tell you, a handful of students struggle to write effectively at every school, and Terrelle Pryor is one of them. Not the worst writer in the world, but definitely needs a LOT of tutoring.
|5 years 19 weeks ago||So having some students who||
So having some students who struggle to write effectively more substantially supports the idea that the school has "the dumbest students" than outscoring 95% of the nation on a comprehensive test? By scoring in the upper echelon of schools nationally, I make the claim that the school must not be full of idiots, thereby refuting fatbastard's claim to the contrary.
|5 years 19 weeks ago||fatbastard||
Fatbastard, who said USD has dumb students.
|5 years 19 weeks ago||Right||
A school whose business students place in the top 5% nationally is full of idiots.
Anything else you want to comment on? Make sure you focus on something of which you have no knowledge or understanding, that way you can stay consistent.
|5 years 19 weeks ago||USD||
University of South Dakota.
|5 years 19 weeks ago||To be honest...||
... as shitty as this paper is, its not that far from a lot of freshman papers I've read. I've proofread and corrected a lot of papers that are worse than this that were written by non-athletes.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||AFAIC||
As Far As I'm Concerned
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Fair enough.||
I have no background in the field, so I'll take your word for it.
But I must say, he is constantly negative on everything. Even when I read the OT thread on XBox 360s, there he was, somehow bitching about Rich Rodriguez. When a guy can turn XBox 360s into something negative, I feel like he's being purposefully inflammatory. Like I said, I looked at his posts, and he's unwaveringly negative about everything. You would think he would have something good to say about SOMETHING... sometime... at some point.
Irritating? Definitely. Bannable? I guess maybe not.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Lebowski reference= +1||
What WAVING A FUCKING GUN AROUND!?!?!
Calmer'n you are.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Yep||
Upset enough to post about it. Aside from the hosts' of the site material, the primary asset of the site is the input of the users, and this particular user is a serious detractor from the quality of the site.
|5 years 24 weeks ago||Best Post Ever||
I've never seen so much horseshit in one post. You sir, have a talent. I don't think anyone can cram so much stupidity and negativity into one post the way have done.
22 (well actually 23, but who's counting... well... everyone but you is counting, but I digress) is a small sample size. Which is why I noted that in the original post.
Also, how is it you haven't been banned? -813 points and you're still here? Clearly you have nothing to add other than ALL CAPS and GODRIGUEZ SUCKS!! and an incredible ability to ignore all logic and fact and base what you write on hyperbole and knee-jerk reaction.
|5 years 25 weeks ago||You lost me Tater||
"You can't say that your prediction was based on intellect and objectivity while those of everyone who disagreed with you were based on emotion and subjectivity."
I didn't say everyone else's was based solely on emotion and subjectiviy. Clearly you didn't fully comprehend the meaning of the post. The large swing in projections from 6-6 or worse to 9-3 or better indicates, in my opinion, a prediction based on emotion and subjectivity. Eastern Michigan, Western Michigan, Indiana, and Delaware State along with a good win over Notre Dame preseason wouldn't have made everyone say "No way we're finishing worse than 8-4." If it wasn't emotion than what was it? If the prediction of 2/3 of the board wasn't based on calm objectivity than what was it?
The majority of us (as I illustrated) predicted 6-6 or worse during the summer, when there was no emotion. When there was emotion involved, expectations flew up to 8-4 at worst and possibly 9+ wins. Based on emotion. PSU and Illinois brought us back down to Earth like Jake Brown at the XGames. We saw how painful it was going to be on the way dowm, cringed as we looked on, and lamented that we could only watch.
As far as you believing I inferred some kind of superiority to other members on the board, I don't know how anyone could feign superiority when over 2/3 of the people predicted the same thing I did. I knew nothing they didn't.
To everyone who didn't agree with me, fully 1/3 of the board, its not like they were that far off. We were very close to beating MSU and Iowa, and with a little more luck we could be 7-2. Beat the team we should beat, Purdue, and lose to Wisky and OSU and we're 8-4 and they would be right.
Don't confuse being objective and calm and making the same prediction as over 2/3 of the board as lucky.
|5 years 25 weeks ago||Negative Trend||
That's something I didn't touch on but probably should have.
I had predicted a finish of 2-3 with a win over Penn State. In hindsight, that upset prediction was flat-out stupid. So, my realistic prediction sans stupidity means a 1-4 finish. Which looks bad, but it is (or should have been) what we expected.
|5 years 25 weeks ago||I don't have the points||
So I can't make my own diary or forum topic. But basically, I have to reiterate, THIS IS WHAT WE EXPECTED when no emotions were involved this past summer.
In a diary where most people agreed with me, I said we would go 6-6. So far I've been wrong (sort of) about Notre Dame, where I gave us a 45% chance but said ND would win, and about Penn State, where I thought we would pull an upset.
The original post was http://mgoblog.com/diaries/realistic-2009-prediction
We're right where I and many others thought we'd be, albeit with a slightly better offense (at times) and a worse defense. The rampant panic and "FIRE RR" hysteria on today's CIL was sickening.
I wish I could give the OP more positive votes, we could use more calm thinking.