landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
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|2 days 11 hours ago||Memorial Day||
My daughter is home for the weekend getting to know her new therapy pet, a grey bunny named, "Speranza."
I can definitely say that watching her lowers my stress, too.
|3 days 39 sec ago||In before||
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Hey||
I hear good things about airbnb!
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Just be sure||
You don't come out of light speed too close to State College. You don't want that program alerted to our presence. The energy field around the campus might be strong enough to deflect any bombardment.
|3 weeks 9 hours ago||She will love it||
Maureen O'Hara was one of the most beautiful actresses in her day. John Wayne was great in that movie.
Your mom will find the story touching as well. Good choice!
|3 weeks 9 hours ago||Fresh Hawaiian orchid lei||
Flown in from Oahu, which is a Mothers Day tradition in our house. It's actually cheaper than a dozen roses, even with next day delivery, and she enjoys them more.
Today is May Crowning (if you're a Catholic, you'll know what that means) and Mrs. Njia wants to go. Then down to Ann Arbor to see our daughter and go to dinner.
|3 weeks 22 hours ago||Who is being blind here?||
I am not defending any part of the Catholic Church for what it did. Nor did I suggest at any point that the cover up was justified. Rather, I pointed to what should be a plainly obvious difference in how both institutions addressed the scandals, came to terms with what happened, admitted their complicity, and put into place changes to their practices. The Church did those things; and no one is blaming either the real victims or their families. No one is trying to rehabilitate the image of those who covered up these crimes.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Was that before or after the scandal?||
That detail matters a lot. There is no question that the Church did a lot to keep the abuse under wraps for decades. But the last 10 years have seen huge changes in the willingness of the Church to address the problems of pedophile priests.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Actually||
There were multi-million dollar lawsuits, and many more than one conviction of a pedophile priest. Bishops, archbishops and a cardinal have all gone to prison for their role in the cover-ups.
The scars left on the institution, its pastors and laity are still there and run deep. As they should be.
And there's not a single, fellow Catholic I know who thinks that the punishment didn't fit the crimes. Many of us may believe that the Catholic Church may now be different - and it is, in many ways - but no one I know has tried in any way to minimize either what happened or its consequences.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Actually||
That may be quite fitting. There's not a person with a shred of decency who will walk past that statue and not draw the connection between what happened and that team on the field.
If I were a parent whose son or daughter was being recruited by Penn State and I saw that statue, I'd tell my child to beat a path elsewhere.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||It's complicated||
There are significant issues with respect to liability and regulatory laws, for starters. When current laws went on the books, no one even remotely contemplated them.
This article in February's Observer (http://observer.com/2016/02/why-driverless-cars-will-screech-to-a-halt/) raises some interesting questions that don't have easy answers. It boils down to the fact that while computers make decisions, they don't use judgment. Human judgment is flawed, sure; but that "gut check" or "intuition" (whatever you want to call it) is far more complicated that simply following a decision tree.
I disagree with the article's author that autonomous vehicles are "doomed," but I think there's going to be a huge reality check that will cause some re-evaluating. Right now, we are still coming up the hype curve.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Not any one thing||
Consider all of the things that had to be overlooked by teams:
- Bad shoulder injury last season
Those are just off the top of my head, but that's a lot of question marks on and off the field.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Horse is actually quite good||
"I think so, too."
Catherine the Great
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Whole personality thing||
I know a woman - a MSU graduate - who had a less than cordial encounter with Cook before he was ever the starter. She didn't tell me the story; but her father, who is a dyed in the wool Spartan fan, did. He said he would never cheer for Connor Cook as long as he lived. I've known that family for 25 years. For him to say that is astonishing, and seemed to corroborate all of the negative publicity around Cook during the draft.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||New meme||
I think "Oakland still in play" finally gets replaced by "Cook still available."
|4 weeks 2 days ago||Pay the players all the money||
Brian, I think it was you who suggested at one point that colleges and universities should develop bona fide degree programs in sports performance for athletes. As I recall, there was quite a debate on this site about whether it would be analogous to degree programs in music performance, theater, etc.; and the merits of such a program in view of the future ability of graduates to earn a living in the real world.
I wasn't in support of the idea; but upon further review, I now believe that it shouldn't be out of the question. We don't prohibit, for example, a voice or drama major from earning money on the side playing gigs, teaching private lessons, etc. We don't suggest that a student in one of those degree programs is less an "amateur" for earning money by those means - why shouldn't we feel the same way about athletes?
The obvious argument against pursuing and/or earning a degree in "Football Performance" (or basketball, baseball, hockey, etc.) is that the vast majority of athletes pursuing that degree will never make it to the pros. Likewise, with the average pro career in football just 2.6 years in length, we could be dooming many athletes to lives spent in homeless shelters.
But those are pretty well the same odds as students who pursue degrees in theater, music, etc. Very few graduates end up with careers in those professions. And many who do are practically required to pursue advanced degrees just to be competitive.
The more I think about it, the more it makes sense.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||But no cream cheese||
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Since it's the Lions we're talking about||
It'll be a pick that no one saw coming; mostly because not too many people will understand the logic behind it.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||C'mon, man||
Stop being greedy. This is the Lions were talking about, okay?
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Yes, he does!||
Rick always looks like he smoked a bowl before filming an episode of his series on PBS. But that doesn't take anything away from Frontera or Topo. They're awesome.
|5 weeks 7 hours ago||She has the plumbing and chromosomes to be a woman||
But the job requires a gender-neutral Wolverine. So, she's qualified.
Congratulations to her and very well done! I will look forward to seeing her lead the MMB out onto the field.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Dear Colleague||
I really like hanging with you guys and when I walked into the meeting I was totes going to do what you'd all told me was what all the cool kids were doing these days. Boy, was I surprised that it turns out our conference was not as cool I thought (you guys should really get out more).
Anyway, these other guys were ganging up on me and I didn't want them to steal my lunch money, so after careful consideration, I did what they told me to do.
Please don't hurt me when you see me at the bus stop.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I use Dollar Shave Club||
I had used the Gillette Fusion razor for years but got tired of paying a tidy ransom for the cartridges. I decided that my investment in the DSC's "Executive" (6 primary blades plus 1 trimmer) was reasonably close and half the price.
So far, I haven't noticed any issues with the blades, except that the point about shavings getting stuck between the blades is right on. I also kind of miss the swivelling head of the Fusion, but that's not worth double the price of the DSC.
I've also tried the shave butter and hair styling gel. Both are pretty good products - I'm totally sold on shave butter instead of cream, and I won't go back except in an emergency.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I work with BRP||
The Spyder is an exceptional product from a great company. Well done.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Without a doubt||
My favorite summer car was the 1984 red Ford Mustang convertible that was loaned to me as a part of my high school graduation gift in 1986. It was so much fun being young feeling like I had the world by the ass.
Sure, there are far better cars. But that one will always be my sentimental favorite.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||As they say down south...||
"Bless his heart..."
|5 weeks 6 days ago||I wish I could cut the cord||
But so long as my wife insists that she can't live without CBC, there is no hope of that any time soon.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Add a charcoal fire and steaks||
And I'd say you've got a fantastic day planned.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Sound masking||
It might work better if you'd quit watching the PPV porn channels.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||My $0.02||
Many of the comments made by other coaches, ADs, Finebaum, the lack of support by Delaney, etc., make me think that this ban WILL stand. Harbaugh upset the perceived Natural Order of Things. He's a disrupter, an interloper, and if there's anything comfortable people can't stand, it's someone moving their cheese.
So, the ban will be upheld in a futile attempt to get Harbaugh trained like a good lap dog. It will work about as well as we all know it will.