"Coach Mattison told me what the Ravens were about, what he thought," Beyer said. "He definitely encouraged me. I hold his opinion in high regard."
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|2 days 23 hours ago||Liberal Paul Krugman actually||
Liberal Paul Krugman actually argued that stopping child labor although noble in intentions caused horrible unintended consequences.
The children in those countries needed the money to help feed themselves and their family and were working in the sweatshops because that was the best option that they had. After sweatshops were closed down the kids entered prostitution and other worse jobs to keep their income up, but couldn't make as much money as in the sweatshops.
Many of the child labors ended up dead, with disease or worse health after losing their jobs from stopping child labor in sweatshops.
The problem isn't so much the sweatshop itself, it is a dysfunctional economy, government and society in those places.
Just something to think about on a complicated issue.
|3 days 10 hours ago||Where is Harbaugh? What kind||
Where is Harbaugh? What kind of a ridiculous question is that?
Harbaugh is omnipresent.
|3 days 23 hours ago||No thank you. the team, The||
No thank you.
the team, The Team, THE TEAM...
Preparing months in advance to sing love songs to a coach seems to take away from the team aspect and as noted above seems weird.
|4 days 9 hours ago||So.....in regards to Millen||
So.....in regards to Millen getting the gig... Does anyone have any experience with putting the TV on mute during the game and listening to the radio broadcast simultaneously with the TV?
Is there a big time gap?
|4 days 21 hours ago||Interesting side note. Mrs.||
Interesting side note. Mrs. Bixby did not lose 5 of 5 sons during the war. Many in Boston considered her a fraud, prostitute, and a copperhead. However, she probably did lose 2 of 5 sons in the war. Some historians think Lincoln's personal secretary wrote the letter.
|6 days 7 hours ago||True.||
|6 days 7 hours ago||Is it Real???||
You ask if it is real? You realize you are really just watching a Rorschach test of moving black and white ink blots on Fuse TV?
|1 week 5 days ago||I am assuming he has SEC||
I am assuming he has SEC Speed and would instantly be the fastest on our team? :-)
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Manhunt: the hunt for||
Manhunt: the hunt for Lincoln's Assassins, by James L. Swanson
Helmet for my Pillow: Robert Leckie's WWII memoir
First Light: Wellum, a British WWII Spitfire Pilot's memoir
The Killer Angels (Pulitzer Prize Winner): Historical Fiction on the Battle of Gettysburg
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Aaron Rodgers wasn't caught||
Aaron Rodgers wasn't caught with improper balls. However, he did admit to a CBS analysts that he deliberately overinflates the balls on purpose, because sometimes the refs don't notice.
Perhaps the NFL should ban Aaron Rodgers for the 2 games against the Detroit Lions in punishment? :-)
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Fair points, but if you||
Fair points, but if you reverse the situation, I'd bet it would set Dantonio off.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||What were the PSI||
What were the PSI measurements "pregame" for the footballs? The table in the 538 measurements show the halftime measurements. I don't understand why they are making a big deal about it.
If the Colt's Balls were checked in at 13.5 PSI (Luck likes a harder ball) is it that shocking that in the colder wet air during halftime that the Colt's balls average around 12.5 PSI?
Likewise, if the Patriot's Balls were checked in at 12.5 PSI (Brady likes a softer ball) is it that shocking that in the colder wet air during halftime that the Patriot's balls would average around 11.3 PSI?
538 points out the difference in PSI at halftime between the Colt's and Patriot's balls - while ignoring that there was supposedly a difference in their balls at the pregame check in (Luck likes 13.5, Brady likes 12.5).
Did the NFL address this point and 538 overlook mentioning it?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I am going to disagree.There||
I am going to disagree.
There is an Iowa alum a few houses down from me and he is upset that Rudock transferred. Any thinking Iowa fan should be upset. They just lost a proven B1G starting QB. What if Beathard doesn't work out or gets injured, their back up is???
Rudock is not going to be the top QB in this conference, but his stats last year were excellent - 2nd highest completion % in the league and only 5 Ints! We went from 0 proven B1G starting QBs to 1. If there can only be 14 starting QBs in this league (1 for each team)...I think he will easily be in the top half. The odds were, we didn't have this before his transfer.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Well, and the other parts of||
Well, and the other parts of the article make it clear that Harbaugh is not interested in being seen as the savior, because it is a team effort to get tougher. That he didn't improve San Diego, Stanford, and San Francisco - the team did that by choosing to get tougher. Toughness is a choice.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Cheer up.Look at the||
Look at the football team. We got Jake Rudock...a legitimate top half B1G starting QB. We got Lyons. We got an Australian Punter. We will finally see Peppers. We return A LOT of talent. We got Harbaugh and a top notch coaching staff.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I think logically you win.||
I think logically you win. However, love clouds logic. I love football more. Gary if we can only have 1.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Something that benefits kids||
Something that benefits kids will be at the top of the oversight committee's agenda ofr removing.
Something that harms kids like oversigning will be ignored.
Roll Tide! NCAA Student Athletes!
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I prefer a 6 team playoff as||
I prefer a 6 team playoff as well.
-A 6 team playoff would reward the #1 and #2 seeds with a bye and offer a new dynamic.
-A 6 team playoff would ensure that at least every major conference champion has a chance to get in.
-A 6 team playoff would not spoil the regular season.
-If you finish outside of the top 6 you don't really have a legitimate complaint of being snubbed. TCU this past year has a legitmate complaint of being snubbed.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Phil Steele says both Utah||
Phil Steele says both Utah and BYU return 14 starters. We return 16, not counting Peppers or transfers that saw starts elsewhere last season like Rudock and Lyons.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Michigan returns 16 starters||
Michigan returns 16 starters - more than any other team we will face all season. In theory, we are returning 19 starters. Jabril Peppers would have most likely started by the end of last year had he not gotten injured. Jake Rudock was better than our QB last year and was the starter for Iowa last year. Wayne Lyons started half of the games at Stanford last year.
For comparison, OSU and PSU have 15 returning starters each, BYU and Utah have 14, MSU, Minnesota, and Northwestern have 13 each. All other opponents return less.
I think this bodes very well for us. I think 8-4 is the bottom if the QB play is straightened out.
|6 weeks 6 hours ago||Rivals says that Carter||
Rivals says that Carter Dunaway is 6'6'' and 232 lbs. That is a big frame for a sophomore that should still be growing.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||He was treated like crap from||
He was treated like crap from many fans and media members from Day 1 and it played right in to our rivals hands.
|7 weeks 18 hours ago||Fair points. However, low||
However, low rates is a double edged sword. A lot of people who refuse to pay off their homes early put 40% of their 401K in to bonds....bonds with really low interest rates at the moment.
If a penny saved is a penny earned, paying off a mortgage early is a guaranteed savings of interest. Killing off a home mortgage with an interest rate of 4% is not much different than buying a bond at 4%.
I simply pay off my real estate properties early instead of buying bonds. Paid off real estate gives you more financial security and frees up your monthly cash flow so you can do things like pay for your kids college or invest more money.
This also allows me (to perhaps foolishly) go 100% in to stocks in my 401K. Paid off real estate properties is my conservative investment...I can afford to be aggressive in my 401K.
|7 weeks 20 hours ago||Well it depends on what the||
Well it depends on what the money is for too. If you want to avoid penalties and may need the money before age 59 and a half for the kids college or to buy a property, a brokerage is very nice. That is why I do both.
If you are buying and holding your annual taxes are very small, as you are only paying 15% on just the dividends and nothing else until you sell the stock.
Hypothetically, for every $10,000 you have invested in a 3% dividend paying stock, you only have $45 in annual taxes off the dividend.....which is actually probably lower than the fees you may pay for a fund in a typical 529 plan.
|7 weeks 20 hours ago||You seem a bit insecure. No||
You seem a bit insecure.
No one is "dick measuring." He merely asked for advice and some advice was given. I am a teacher and my wife also has a middle class income. We are not rich or even upper income. We do have a plan though where we are somewhat frugal and make investments so I offered some advice based on my own strategies.
If that bothers you that much you have your own personal issues.
|7 weeks 20 hours ago||Not bad at all. I typically||
Not bad at all. I typically buy and hold whether it is blue chip stocks or real estate. You don't pay capital gains until you sell, which isn't often for me and only at 15% of the gain assuming you've held it for at least a year.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||My plan for my kids college||
My plan for my kids college probably isn't the best, but it is far from the worst as I stick to the plan:
Goal 1: Have zero debt. For example, our primary home is on pace to be paid off by age 40. Our rental property should be paid off around age 45ish. Not having any debt when our kids are in college will allow us to cash flow expenses if need be.
Goal 2: Build my own wealth. If I build my own wealth, I have a lot of flexibility on what to invest in and how to use it. 401K, IRA, Brokerage, Direct Stock Purchase, etc...
Goal 3: Buy some stock for my kids. I do this in 2 parts.
(3A) I buy stock direct for my kids in their name at birthdays and holidays with me as the custodian through the companies themselves. 2 of the handful of companies that I buy direct stock from are Disney (owns ESPN and ABC) and Kelloggs (is nice, you can buy more stock with as little as $25 and no purchase fee) -- because I figure that my kids love their products and therefore perhaps pay attention to the investments more than if I only bought them things that were harder for them to understand. I figure that it is important to have the kids involved and interested in finance and if buying a little bit in a couple companies as opposed to only index funds to peak that financial interest helps that it is good for the long run of my kids.
(3B) Is that I buy stock index funds that are low cost in my personal brokerage under my name, just with the plan of using it on the college/career aspirations. I go 100% stocks here which some see as aggressive, but I also think I am balanced as I have conservative investments in hard assets like real estate where I am paying off the debt quickly.
I avoided the 529 as the couple I looked at had high fees and not the best options, but perhaps that changed or I didn't look at enough.
Hope this helps, my idea might not be right for everyone.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Thrilled to have it official!||
Thrilled to have it official!
|7 weeks 1 day ago||It needs to be plural, Carr||
It needs to be plural, Carr beat Florida twice in bowl games. In 2002 we beat Florida 38-30 too.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Rudock improved a lot||
Rudock improved a lot statistically last year as compared to 2013.