Tennessee is not recruiting well just because they got 18 dudes
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|3 days 4 hours ago||Walter Brennan||
was the icing on that cake. All around good cast, if not a bit unusual.
|1 week 3 days ago||I heed your warning, but I have over 80,000 on my 2007 XKR||
and it runs like the day I drove it off the dealer's lot. No major repairs, but the minor ones are outrageously expensive (pretensioner for the seatbelt $740 was the most recent), and regular maintenance is expensive (tires are special order, oil changes are almost $200 and brakes require complete replacement each time). Despite all that, I cannot make myself replace it with something newer. Best car I have driven, and it is from the days Ford owned Jaguar and took a hand in designing the engines and more. I think Ford's ownership influenced quality later in that relationship, even if the X-type is unforgivable. It is also the most unique looking car I have ever driven. I plan on driving it until it quits and then replacing the engine until I expire or the aluminum body oxidizes. I am a Ford guy and also currently drive an F150, which I love for different reasons. I have had Explorers and Expeditions and Escorts and Mustangs and even a Mercury mini van, not to mention a bunch of rental cars to compare to.
Worst car = first car. 1980 Ford Fiesta. Electrical problems. Transmission problems. Clutch problems. But at least it was underpowered and uncomfortable.
Almost bought a new Mustang this spring just to be able to run through the gears again. Paddle shifters overriding an automatic is nowhere near as satisfying.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Given the litigation,||
I am betting a lawyer for the University either wrote or edited most of it. Your comment still applies and the letter is no less disappointing.
|8 weeks 4 days ago||If by "top 10 coach"||
you mean "a dick," then we agree.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Then he must have great||
|13 weeks 22 hours ago||But the odds certainly go up||
if you add Tannerite.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||If he were to mispronounce your name,||
you would feel compelled to change it.
When the odds are 50/50, he has an 80% chance of success.
Presidents take his birthday off.
He is . . .
the Most Interesting Man in the World.
Stay thirsty, my friends.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Born in the Soo but live with the trolls now||
Over 7,000 troops stationed there in WWII, anti-aircraft batteries, anti-torpedo nets, civil defense formed. The Army Corps of Engineers still has a presence there. Every once in a while people bring up how important it is to national defense when we can rely only on our own industry to build our arsenal. You can't buy steel from China to make weapons to fight China, for example. I don't understand why people keep missing the point that even if we had the excess truck and train capacity, we would have all the trucks and trains sitting at the steel mills waiting until we built a means to get the taconite and coal from the trucks and trains to the furnaces.
30 years ago Congress authorized construction of a new lock replacing 2 of the small, unused locks. Construction started, funding stopped and only relatively small amounts have been approved from time to time. Coffer dams and drilling started and stopped just a few years back and now we are at the cost-benefit analysis stage again. Oh, well. Ther is a water main break in America every 2 minutes on average. I drive under bridges with plywood structures to deflect and delay concrete falling on me. This is just one more problem for politicians to ignore.
|18 weeks 1 day ago||Is the consumer angle true?||
Did anyone buy the iPhone primarily because of its encryption capabilities? Or did they buy it for its cutting edge coolness factor? Or because everyone was buying it? I have a Samsung Galaxy (something something) and cannot tell you what kind of privacy protections it has other than I have to type in my password a hundred times a day because my employer requires me to. I am responsible for who I call and what pictures I take and the messages I send. I have never thought for a moment that Samsung owed me a duty to protect my privacy.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||Greenstein is on B1G Ten Network all the time||
and was interesting to watch this season, if you like looking for biases in "analysis." When all of the other analysts were noting the obvious resurgence of Michigan football under Harbaugh, he was saying, "Eh, I'm not seeing it." It became harder and harder to maintain that viewpoint as the season progressed, but he tried. A Northwestern slappy.
|24 weeks 21 hours ago||I would tune in||
Actually just having him there, I might tune in just to see if they pan to him right after the Supreme Court.
|24 weeks 21 hours ago||I don't think it matters who invited him||
You know he and the Prez are going to catch each others eye and give the "Hey, what's up?" head nod at the same time. Maybe one of them will wink. Watch for it.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||Kind of you to say||
Originally from the other end of the lake - the Soo. Boatheads can tell each other at a distance.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||There are a lot of hatch clamps and I had to dog them all||
I haven't been aboard a freighter since 1983, but we only skipped dogging them all down in the summer (also left hatch covers off on sunny days while underway to dry the hold after cleaning it to switch from taconite, ore or coal to grain). Any iffy weather and late in the year, we were water tight.
On the freeboard issue, you could only run deep on the lower lakes. Rock Cut and other stretches of the St. Mary's River, as well as relative lake levels (but we were in the long high water cycle that lasted until a few years ago) constrained how deep you could load. If you were running stone or pellets from Stoneport, Presque Isle or Escanaba and heading to Inland or US Steel or Burns Harbor at the bottom of Lake Michigan, you were constrained only by the Coast Guard regulations on how deep you could load. Well, physics would eventually constrain you.
|32 weeks 3 days ago||I believe that the Coast Guard report||
gave 3 theories: rogue wave, lost hatch cover and grounding. At least that is what I remember from reading a book on the sinking 30+ years ago. Author Frederick Stonehouse leaned toward the ship striking bottom on Caribou Island Shoal. Captain of the Arthur M. Anderson always maintained that his radar track of the Fitzgerald showed it passing closer to the shoal than he would have cared to have been. Canadian surveys later showed that the shoal extends miles further from the island than the charts indicated.
I graduated from the Great Lakes Maritime Academy before attending U of M. I sailed on 5 different freighters in the early 80's, and LORAN C was on all of the ships, and we learned it was the wave of the future at the academy. Sat Nav turned it into the Betamax of navigational aids.
As far as sinkings in the 50's - 70's, the only big ships lost that I remember were the Carl D. Bradley, Daniel J. Morrell, Cedarville, Nordmeer and the Fitzgerald. At least one of them was attributed to brittle steel (carbon content?) and another one started the rivets v. welded seams discussion.
|33 weeks 2 days ago||Same school colors though.||
That has to count for something.
|35 weeks 2 days ago||To riff on a comment from Sam Webb in the week before the game||
Spartan fans are like a hobo who found a lottery ticket who is now indignant that we aren't congratulating him on finally having made something of himself.
|36 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks for the explanation.||
Now my enthusiasm has dropped to a level previously known to mankind.
|41 weeks 3 days ago||sometimes a starship||
is just a starship.
|43 weeks 3 days ago||Fuque Borges||
How 'bout now?
|1 year 9 weeks ago||We may be living in||
the most interesting times for Michigan football ever. Given the state of the game, the status of our rivals and The Most Interesting Coach in the World, I cannot wait to watch college football history unfold.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||There is a segment of the business community||
to which this appeals, but it is way smaller than he thinks it is.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||You nailed it.||
I see it went right to the finance committee after bypassing the Is It A Good Idea? Committee. I predict 10 years from now, we will all still be singing The Victors, this song will be long forgotten and Adam will still be trying to get back into show business one way or the other.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Who is John Denison?||
And why does Jim Hackett love him so?
|1 year 26 weeks ago||I looked at the RCMB today,||
and they are either praying hard that Harbaugh doesn't come so they can feast on our misery or saying Harbaugh is overrated and they can't wait to see the look on his face when he gets crushed by Dantonio. It is a weird, disturbed place they nest in.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||I found his information to be so specific||
it had a calming effect on my soul. itshappening.gif
|1 year 26 weeks ago||the hastily called chat||
by Tony from the Edge of the Internet just before noon declared white smoke and had oddly specific facts such as Ross being conferenced in on the call with Hackett and the agent to say he would help cover assistant coach salaries. Brian, is he connected or a lunatic?
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Best viewed||
with my Netscape browser.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Preach on, brother.||
God help the gooners if he finds a new girlfriend before the end of the season. He is the primary reason they can still make the top 4.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Actually, on a current events test||
Those who got their information from NPR were best informed, then CNN, then MSNBC, then people who purposely avoided the news, then Fox. The review of false statements per hour showed Fox to be the worst followed by MSNBC.