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|1 day 17 hours ago||Mid July ....||
He took the June SAT. Hopefully he scores where he needs to be.
|2 days 18 hours ago||If you look more recently||
at the 'Bama teams, it seems like they have a first year quarterback each year (including last year's NC team). I think Saban prefers the safe - don't f it up - old man Rudock types. It's like dad doesn't give you the keys to the car until senior year in high school.
|1 week 15 hours ago||My son broke his arm on a cruise||
The ship had a Cuban doctor and a Russian nurse. She reminded me of the pipeline worker in The Living Daylights.
Anyway, the dynamic between doctor and nurse as we set my son's forearm (we meaning I pulled one end while the doctor pulled the other) was very interesting. It was clear between the size dynamic and the former communist state hierachy dynamic that the nurse was in charge in that sick bay.
(Note: the lesson learned was make sure you buy trip insurance on cruises. I had it, and was thankful to get my son home most expenses covered to be operated on.)
|1 week 1 day ago||'76 Spitfire would not start at MCDonalds after lunch||
My buddy and I had to run two miles back to our high school and missed part of final exams.
Another time we got in his 69 Camaro after school, the carburetor backfired, and the car burned to the ground in the school parking lot with everyone watching. Will never forget the flames coming out of the dash as we got out.
Near disaster: parking brake cable popped on the boat ramp. Fortunately I was still in the Jeep or the whole rig may have rolled into the lake.
|1 week 4 days ago||What bugs me is the endowment||
Michigan runs a constant capital campaign, and the bulk of that money funnels into the endowment, or facilities apparently.
Unlike Northwestern with a similar student body, and lower endowment, or Duke or other Ivys with similar per student endowments, Michigan uses very little of that endowment for scholarship. (Run the net price calculator on collegeboard for Michigan, Duke, Cornell, and Northwestern.)
The net effect is a much larger percent of very wealthy out of state or country students (who subsidize in state students since the state no longer does). At roughly half the student population, this makes the economic diversity of the student body much more lopsided than it should be. (i.e., they keep flapping their wings about why the student body isn't more diverse - mind staggering cost is why).
Suggestion: If this is an issue to you, and you give money to the Michigan capital campaigns, call the college or department of your choice within the University, and find out how you can contribute to a scholarship fund, rather than (or in addition to) the general capital campaign.
|1 week 6 days ago||I know they are tracking and showing interest||
in guys in North Carolina. There is a guy Tom Shanahan who wrote a book on MSU (Raye of Light) and is a local sports journalist. He covers games here locally, and he's frequently on the sidelines, while keeping tabs on plays and player stats. One of the receivers at Panther Creek has interest from MSU - and I think Tom was the scout.
|2 weeks 16 hours ago||Can't pick between three||
for best: 71 240z, 84 Carrera, 08 Wrangler Rubicon.
Each had/s warts (rust, miniscule A/C vents and massive oversteer if not driven right, oil consumption and stupid plastic clips on transfer case linkage), all three a joy to drive and work on. Wish I had kept the first two. I also wish the diesel Wrangler had made it into the US market (same testing cost constraints).
Worst: 04 BMW 530i with manual and sport package. Whatever software they had in the car (most likely for US market automatics), constrained power at 5000 rpm. You'd just start to really sink into the seat and boom, you're into your seatbelt, then back into your seat for the rest of the way up to redline (an exaggeration would be the Apollo 13 launch scene). It took them my full 4 years of ownership with constant reflashes to fix it. Was never happy with the car, especially for the price. Will never buy a BMW again.
|2 weeks 16 hours ago||yeah well you're still||
linked to the rear end hydraulically with that rubber band feeling when you hit the gas.
Direct linkage, direct control.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||No Denard to balance||
|2 weeks 2 days ago||His detailer had||
a sense of humor then. That is pretty funny.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Medium Heavy or Light Old Man Emu||
Hey, has anybody had experience with Medium Heavy rear Old Man Emu 2-1/2" lift springs on a 4 door Jeep JK? I went with the recommended light springs, but the back end feels wallowy with the hard top on - especially with teenage sons in the back seat. ARB USA says the ride may be a little harsh with the Medium Heavy springs.
I do not have a heavy rear bumper and spare tire mount.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Right||
So the old school locks on the early Bronco my dad had were the get out and twist kind. Those were lockers, and when you unlocked them you had to back up 10 feet to fully disengage.
The transfer case 2WD, to 4WH to 4WL was a different lever inside the Bronco on the tunnel. (The shifter was a three on the tree.)
Most new 4WD vehicles do not come with lockers and are just push button between modes or have a lever like on my Jeep JK. Some (like my Rubicon) have electronic bush button lockers - others are retrofitted with either old school manuals (Warn) or air activated (ARB or Detroit Locker).
The advantage of lockers are all four wheels are turning all the time. Your turning radius is much reduced, but if one wheel starts slipping, the others keep going which is really useful in mud, sand or snow. Without lockers, unless you have good traction control, the slipping wheel just spins.
|4 weeks 2 days ago||I'm ex-Navy||
So Midway is one of my favorites. Also liked They Were Expendable, and In Harm's Way.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||It's OK, as long as it was 2 - 4am||
and you had a designated driver for the Taco Bell run.
I think even 50 year olds can have that priority now and then.
|6 weeks 5 hours ago||I met a play under Bo a few years back||
He was a center, and he was in pretty bad shape with Parkinson's like symptoms. I am pretty sure Bo would have been on the side of taking care of former players.
I think injuries sustained playing in college should be covered for life. CTE can't be diagnosed, so CTE outcomes should be covered as well.
Stop building palaces with the revenue, and start insuring players.
|6 weeks 18 hours ago||give him the benefit of the doubt||
I read this as an indirect illustration of why men would be unaware of the trauma women undergo when assaulted, and therefore shouldn't make black and white comments - not humor.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Grant Hill||
Grant's parents lived in a modest townhouse in Glencourse in Reston VA. Glencourse had a basketball hoop. Grant was 7 years younger than me and I beat him and Grant went home crying (which had me worried because his Calvin Hill was a big dude, so I took off home).
|8 weeks 2 days ago||Sherman marched to Atlanta from the Northwest||
The Atlanta Campaign, began in Chattanooga, TN. If they passed through Alabama, it would have been the Northeast corner. Having captured and burned Atlanta, Sherman's march to the sea departed from Atlanta and went on to Savannah.
One of the Generals from the Atlanta campaign - John T. Croxton - is the one who later in 1865 captured and burned most of the University of Alabama and anything of value in Tuscaloosa. It is said however that the University President's wife (Mrs. Garland) went back to her house and shamed the Union raiders into sparing the house - thus the President's Mansion still remains today.
So Croxton is the General for raiding Alabama.
|8 weeks 3 days ago||I was wondering if Bama did||
Gary's recruiting timeline shows a visit from the Bama coaching staff including one Bo Davis, who has since resigned due to recruiting violations. (He was the #1 recruiter in the SEC ...)
Also, when John U Bacon spoke to the Michigan Triangle Area Club, every time he mentioned cheating (and the Gary statement did come up), he mentioned Bama (which gave a lady in the back row the vapors.)
|8 weeks 6 days ago||I know /s, but||
Jesus F Christ and this Trigger Warning shit. I hope I am long retired before this shit makes it into the workforce. It apparently is making its way into the military already.
If they can't deal with interpersonal conflict, what are they going to do when they deal with real conflict?
[edit:] maybe the use of "trigger warning" should be a trigger warning for me ... /s
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Well the camps typically charge a fee||
and the valued attraction for that fee was some dude named Harbaugh from the state way IP in the cold north named Michigan.
|10 weeks 8 hours ago||You forgot||
Finance and Legal.
|10 weeks 19 hours ago||sometimes there's a drop down||
in the upper right hand corner that allows you to choose "this ad is inappropriate" or "I am not interested". Do that a couple of times and you get un-targeted. (de-targeted?)
Of course that is until you search for something interesting for Mrs. Kass again and get re-targeted.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||Had sling, went back to twc||
Had to pay for two subscriptions to be able to watch on two devices simultaneously, and no BTN. I figured out how to go back to TWC for $16 more than two Sling subscriptions by limiting to one set top box and 3 digital adapters. $10 less when I drop sports pass in the off season.
I liked Sling, it just didn't make sense in a multi viewer household.
|11 weeks 16 hours ago||I'm in the was stupid funny back in the day||
but to be avoided now unless inebriated club.
|11 weeks 16 hours ago||That's un-American!||
And in Jim Harbaugh's America we are allowed to work hard AND cross state lines!
|11 weeks 5 days ago||To me, the solid horizon line created this way||
brings back the old bowl "horizon". So I like it.
|12 weeks 7 hours ago||Eh - I sort of get the sentiment||
While last year overall was good - there were some shaky wins along with the fluky State loss - and I too measure success by beating our rivals.
In my view, we're not back (and we shouldn't claim to be) until we can compete with OSU every year, and beat State on a consistent basis: even with injuries.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||When you're back||
you are allowed to have down years now and then.
We are moving in the right direction, but not back; not in any consistent way.
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Damn it - when can we vote again?||
We aren't back, until we beat MSU and OSU (and preferably ND or other nationally prominent teams) when they are not having down years.
That hasn't happened in a long time, and it needs to f'ing happen again.