rundown of Michigan's riser
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|4 weeks 5 days ago||Also...||
the Saudi victim who was, according to media reports (CBS and the like), chased down and tackled by a bystander before having his name blasted as a suspect. Imagine being a victim of this bombing, wounded and in a complete state of shock, trying to run away, to have some jackass chase you down and tackle you. He's still in the hospital, and as of yesterday was still being smeared throughout the web by conspiracy theorists and pundits (Michael Savage in particular) as behind this attack.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Nucky!||
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Go Blue||
|7 weeks 2 days ago||Killed my back...||
As soon as he hit it, I proceeded to jump and yell for about 30 seconds, and then run around the first floor of my house screaming for another minute or two... then ran upstairs and popped into the bedroom for about 15 seconds screaming at my 8 months pregnant wife "BURKE TIED IT, BURKE TIED IT" and then back downstairs.
My cousins happened to be coming over, and they waited at the driveway when they saw on their phone that there was about a minute left because they knew I'd be too focused. Needless to say, before their phone could refresh they knew what happened from the loud screams coming from inside.
After the game, I spent about 30 minutes trying to convince my wife that we should name our unborn daughter "Alfansa," after one Alfonso "Trey" Burke III.
The next morning my back was very sore... guess I'm getting too old for all that jumping. I also found the following note waiting for me:
|16 weeks 6 days ago||I don't care to know the truth...||
b/c however you spin it, Te'o is pathetic.
|30 weeks 4 days ago||His best play...||
|43 weeks 3 days ago||Decommits||
Just saw on blackshoediaries comments that rivals 4-star DB Ross Douglas has just decommitted, though not sure the source. Didn't take long.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Admittedly...||
I'm making assumptions with respect to this specific case since all the facts are not yet known. My assumptions are based on the NY Times expose from over the weekend, which detailed the FBI's practice of identifying potential "terrorists" and convincing them to commit specific terrorist attacks against specific targets with specific weapons supplied by the FBI, in addition to the documented FBI tactic of sending indigent ex-cons to mosques to convince people to become terrorists (and in so doing alienating the very communities that have been the most helpful in combatting domestic terrorism).
That is, the FBI identifies a potential terrorist, conceives of a terrorist plot, convinces the potential terrorist that it's a good idea to carry out this plot, and provides all of the weapons and logistics. Frankly, it seems to me that the FBI is simply fishing for people that are stupid and crazy that they can convince to become terrorists.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||Don't worry...||
You do realize that this plot had no chance, at any stage from inception to arrest, of succeeding, right? You do realize that all of the planning and logistics was conceived of and performed by the FBI, right? I urge you to read the NY Times expose on these FBI busts from the past weekend.
The irony here is that the fear (as exemplified by your commnets) which result from these attempted attacks are not the product of terrorist organizations who have as their agenda spreading fear, but rather the product of our government and tax dollars. Awesome.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||"Terrorists"||
Agree completely, when the FBI agents come up with the idea and all of the logistics, and convince a bunch of idiots that it's the right thing to do... a very reasonable conclusion is that, but for the FBI involvement, these attempted attacks would not occur.
Anyway, I'm more interested in the fact that most commentators and observers (including this CNN piece) do not refer to this attempted bombing as an attempted "terrorist" attack. Same can be said about the Norway shooter, whose massacre of 75+ people was not characterized that often as an act of terrorism, but mental instability.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Evans||
Have a hard time believing he'd take a one-year stint at UConn given their post-season ban next year.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||espn 3d||
If you have a 3d TV and espn3d, tonight is (finally) Michigan's 3d debut. Beat Ohio!
|1 year 24 weeks ago||I'm an idiot||
Well now I know for next time. Just bought terrace level seats, better than risking with scalpers since I'm traveling from VA. I was quick to buy my plane tix yesterday in fear of all the Hokies out here taking all the seats, but screwed up with the game tix.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Wow...||
I finally got through to them on the phone, and they've confirmed that they sold out everything other than the terrace level. In less than two hours. This sucks. I might just see what I can get off of stubhub. When I went to the Rose Bowl in '07, I recall that there were plenty of empty seats and it was easy to get tickets the day of, despite the game essentially being a home game for USC.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Anybody else having problems purchasing tix...||
on mgoblue.com it's only allowing selection of terrace level, and on the phone it just goes to a busy signal. anybody else having these issues? should I assume that all other levels are sold out already?!?
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Feel bad for IN...||
this must be their mitch mcgary moment.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Possible controversy averted...||
with the win. If you look at the replay, it seems that it took a second or two before the clock started ticking when the play started.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||Good idea...||
I think the Michigan game should take place during intermission of the Kanyesus concert, time permitting of course.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||FWIW||
general unsubstantiated rumor mongering, but reading Bucknuts board and this is one commenter's post:
"the fan 97.1 in c-bus, said this basically: it was from this past summer, they said posey worked 21 hrs and got paid for 70 hrs, they were also very adament about having it on good source that this came about from t. pryor rattin them out."
|2 years 9 weeks ago||Ya, sure, if Hill wrote it 20||
Ya, sure, if Hill wrote it 20 years ago, at the time of the sentiment expressed by Rose.
|2 years 11 weeks ago||Be irrelevant?||
The "irrelevant" Cardinals and A's have both won more World Series championships than the Red Sox, and without the inflated payrolls of the "relevant" teams.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||You have 16,000 points||
I guess even the mgoveterans need the occasional lesson on what is obviously not an appropriate topic.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||you may be right...||
I can only speak for my experience. I graduated UM with a CS degree and a poor GPA (3). I got into a tier I law school (GW) due to a strong LSAT. I graduated law school with a poor GPA (3). Easily found work at a small IP practice, required little effort (though it's a different time). Working finally got me focused. About 14 months ago, the small practice tanked because the big client pulled out. the small practice was doing what you said above, i.e., groveling to clients essentially letting them set the price. I was lucky to have established good relations with the big client, and that carried me to a big prosecution practice one year ago. tough economic times for a few months where there was very little work and we did offer clients discounts. about april that ended, and we've been busy as hell.
difference in lifestyle btwn small and large practices is crazy. small firm i was making great money working a max of 40 hours a week. big firm pays more, but i have to put in 50 hours a week and travel some. overall can't complain. best part of this job is exposure to some really cool technologies that do find their way to consumer market, like digital multimedia broadcasting, 3D tv, optical storage media, etc.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||client-dependent||
generally the case with big domestic clients (IBM, Microsoft, etc.), known for being "cheap" on the prosecution side, and it's not uncommon for some firms to take on the less-profitable prosecution work to secure the litigation work.
foreign clients (which are the big u.s. filers outside of IBM) still pay top dollar, though during the economic downturn fixed-cap fees have become more prevalent.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||correct||
don't plan on practicing patent law unless you have a science or engineering degree.
also, the masters and phds are more important for the chemical, bio-, etc., arts. patent law job market is friendlier with electrical (ee, cs, ce) and mechanical arts, you'll be fine with a bachelors
|2 years 18 weeks ago||you're correct||
though it's client-dependent in some cases (i.e., if client waits until the deadline to provide instructions, you may get stuck, but stuck in this case means staying in the office an extra hour).
trademark is very difficult to get into.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||If you want to be a patent attorney...||
go for it. enough small and mid-size practices out there with good hours, good pay.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Tigerdroppings unconfirmed speculative miles to stay||
Miles to stay - per jordy LIVe new interview he just talked to les its done new contract at LSU :geauxtigers:
|2 years 20 weeks ago||pot...||
|2 years 20 weeks ago||On second thought...||
you've swayed me. I switch my position to Yes.