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07/06/2018 - 2:16am Cade McNamara != Cade McNown…

Cade McNamara != Cade McNown.

I had glanced by this and irrationally thought you were discussing the latter Cade. Who I became acquainted with, and wished a pox upon his house, through the Bears front office. My first triggering, who'd a thunk it? Good luck Cade McNamara. Suffer Hell's own horrors, Cade McNown. That is all.

06/06/2018 - 3:28pm During World War II, 1.2…

During World War II, 1.2 million African Americans served in the U.S. Armed Forces and 708 were killed in action, or 0.00059 which is less risk than a poor black child living in Chicago today. Michael Clodfelter. Warfare and Armed Conflicts – A Statistical Reference to Casualty and Other Figures, 1500–2000. 2nd Ed. 2002 ISBN 0-7864-1204-6. pp. 584–585

06/06/2018 - 11:57am Are you one of the six…

Are you one of the six-figure ones? Probably not adjudging from your writing.  https://thelibertarianrepublic.com/the-diversity-staff-at-the-university-of-michigan-is-nearly-100-full-time-employees/

 

06/02/2018 - 5:45pm Vic Should Monetize

Launch a travel show displaying his 'weakly' visits to college towns. Mint.

05/31/2018 - 7:10pm Dear Lawd Savorie Of The Cheeses

You erred. My numbers were in kilograms ;>)  Apology for the brag.

05/31/2018 - 5:39pm Benches 405, Squats over 600

At 6'4", 310. 4-year letterman at Moeller no less.

Schnykes. I was a big deal in my h.s. corner of Michigan when I benched north of 300 and squatted 450 free weights. And I'm under six foot so my "achievements" were easier in comparison.

Is this the new standard for incoming college frosh? We may have a chance against the robots when the metal ones come for us.

05/17/2018 - 6:37pm As A Kid Tossed Out At 17

By divorcing parents of epic self-centeredness, I am freakishly fortunate to have fulfilled amost all of my wanderlust. Yet I crave more. I work to travel, explore and capture images. I've been doxed here and was unhappy with that but you are free to contact me directly in respect of travel plans at [email protected]. I'll do my best to provide global travel suggestions and links to resources while appreciating not everybody has yet obtained the means of exploring the globe at this point in time without sacrifice. Just get your butt out there and look around. Then share your information with others when you can.

05/17/2018 - 3:35pm Some Alternatives For Consideration

I've trekked 100+ countries. I'll suggest additional destinations: Bora Bora for sea life (huge manta rays and sharks in shallow water but scuba required) and Fiji for similar, Seychelles for ease of access to funky fish, Kauai for its North Shore surf, local sea life and hiking Hanakapiai Falls and Napoli Coast (permit required for the latter), St. Croix USVI for its underwater wall if you want to see big fish via scuba and also Buck's Island reef is convenient for snorkeling colorful tropical fish, Galapagos Islands diving for sea turtles the size of golf carts and 15ft white tip reef sharks nestled in caves as well as amazing hikes relating to volcanoes and Darwin, Barbados for a beautiful low-key ocean background with some of the nicest folks on earth, Australia's Gold Coast up through Lady Elliott Island (whales and other marine life) to Cairns diving the Great Barrier Reef, Eilat Israel for scuba diving and kite surfing, and St. Martin for kite surfing and high brow social life/parties.

You might obtain a cheaper overall deal or a superior experience with these.

Belize, Dominican Repubic, Cuba and Jamaica are as you know very poor. The Dominican has some all-inclusive resorts which are pretty cheap but attract loud and obnoxious people. Cuba is not ready for prime time, although it's fascinating and worthwhile. The poverty in Jamaica and class differences are painful to experience firsthand.

Here's an outlier. Consider the French island of Guadaloupe -- almost nobody goes there. It's shaped like a butterfly with French people and their culture on the Pointe a Pitre side and jungle backpacking/seaside/rural/adventure culture on the Basse Terre side. Moreover, Basse Terre has La Soufriere, a very active volcano with boiling pits of sulfur etc. on top and with beautiful views and it's often hikeable, athough you should check local conditions first because it blows up sometimes.

Hope this helps, and have fun.

05/16/2018 - 2:27pm SPAM and MacNcheese

Add some pineapple and it's Hawaii's national dish. Yeah I know, but it's still true.

05/11/2018 - 7:42pm The German Equivalent

Scheißkleidung.

05/11/2018 - 7:34pm Pad Level Be

Tampax at six o'clock.

05/10/2018 - 7:01pm Excellent Piece

Most probably I'll actually read it a few days before ND. So if you would please distill it to essence, given Patterson, are we or are we not going to win all our games and the NC this season? Just pretend I won't read this and skip forward to January 7, 2019 thanks.

05/08/2018 - 11:23pm So That's Your Admission

You hang the "change sheets" sign on the doorknob and wank yourself to sleep holding a picture of Beyonce. And Kanye and Kim. Then you claim "famous foursome!" And oversleep the free breakfast.

I kid, I kid.

05/08/2018 - 10:37pm Gahhh!

I spend my free time on the MGoBlogs. I can always become acculturated later. *

 

 

* Oh please develop a sense of humor.

05/06/2018 - 11:59pm There Isn't A Definitive Locus

Nor will everything you find even on the dark webz provide you with reliable information. It's a journey, try to enquire and prepare without becoming paranoid in the process. Topics you will want the answers to won't be addressed commonly, for example, your purchasing battleship armor plate (the thick hardened steel sheets that cities drop over holes in their streets) to have cut locally and formed into safe spaces and firing positions and which will stop government .50 cal HDEP rounds inter alia. Or what fire extinguishers give you biggest bang for the buck in terms of extinguishing molotov cocktails/gasoline fires. How to keep razor wire under cover until you need it, then secure it in place. Buying anti-microbials from vets and aquariums etc.

Here's a beginning point. And I have no financial or other interest in the company General Ecology, however, I vouch their water purifiers including BaseCamp and FirstNeed Elite are the best available anywhere. Start with water storage (polyethylene) barrels and puros and then fuel, electrical generation, food and ultimately self-defense. Meet up with locals similarly interested. Good luck, urban survival is quite doable for up to six months or more -- it's bugging out, at least immediate aftermath, that is questionable.

05/06/2018 - 9:27pm Not The Boring Bovines

It's the pigs and geese that are highly interesting and entertaining. Although I grew up near fruit farms, as my backyard was both an abandoned Welch's vineyard and orchard complete with creek and our family garden, I ate local to table without choice :>), the real lessons were from working family livestock farms in Michigan on the maternal side.

My aunt Faith for example raised flocks of commercial geese that were supervised by Brutus The Goose who, among other behaviors, herded us small kids around honking, pecking and flapping just as if we were subordinate geese. He kept us in flock. We hated that ba$tard but never killed it despite spending our days shooting at practically anything we could hit to include box kites we'd fly and shoot after dipping our ammo in different colors of paint. We also hunted a lot and ate what we shot, arrowed or trapped. (I don't care for trapping at all, I witnessed too much cruel murder with that practice.)

Pigs I love to this day and I hesitate to eat them although as kids we did experiment feeding bacon to other pigs and they didn't register any objections. They will maneuver you into a hierarchy and herd and nip you into place unless you learn how to firmly and cleverly push back, literally with your knees and willpower because pigs are always testing you. Pigs are scary smart, sentient and emotional, in some ways like humans and in many other ways brilliant still yet uniquely pig-like.

I'd liken what I eventually developed via the livestock farms to a sort of disassociative sociopathy. My friends and family weren't keeping the animals around as pets or friends. We killed them or sold them off to be slaughtered. So I learned early to make artificial, one might argue, distinctions between which living beings might be my buddies for awhile and those to die on Monday.

That changes perspective, and I don't believe urban kids have any clue in this regard. But it's strange because, although I developed a deep and genuine appreciation for all life forms, I happen to be an urban survivalist living in Chicago. Among other survival implements like water storage and puro, medicine and food, I have a small semi-automatic arsenal and in any rioting or insurrection comparable to Baltimore or Ferguson etc., I have the ability, expertise and willpower to mow down 500+ criminal arsonists or other invaders within minutes and then to sleep soundly after enjoying a beer or two.

It's what I mean by "disassociative sociopathy" because even soldiers who killed in combat but were raised in urban environments would likely have problems with the destruction of life while folks who spent a lot of time as children on livestock farms probably wouldn't suffer after effects from their killings -- even of human beings.

An odd phenomenon, love of life and ability to detach and dispatch life all rolled into a bundle and this is something those raised urban/suburban cannot understand I suspect. 0.02

05/04/2018 - 5:21pm Dunno, But I Can See Them From Here

And it looks like they are holding up a huge sign which says "Save Ferris Bueller."

05/04/2018 - 5:02pm Chicago The School

Attracts a surprising number of outgoing, sociable undergraduates - even in STEM fields. It's changed a lot in this regard over the past two decades.

So Maroons bond over experiences like parties, festivals, trips into the city, road trips, drug trips, foreign study, etc. same as at other schools. There was even a small group of Chicago undergrads who showed up on weekends to jump at my home dropzone, Skydive Chicago.

It's an eclectic mix, but alums do bond without Div. I athletics. Chicago also has a lively greek system including Sigma Chi.

05/04/2018 - 4:40pm Business

Chicago holds a reputation as a highly quantitative school. This may be a consideration if your son intends to make his career in a quantitative field. Contra, Michigan holds a reputation as developing more outgoing personalities into C-level leaders.

Does your son wish to live on the periphery of a large cosmopolitan city like Chicago, or would he be happier in the quintessential college town of Ann Arbor? (And no, Detroit cannot compare to Chicago as a world class city.)

I'd accept the offer and then make a final decision within the next several weeks. Good luck.

05/03/2018 - 9:56pm Why Care About Oklahoma State?

Or if it's that other OSU, they'll be going full Froggy Style this season, which is kinda like reverse cow girl but asplayed. You heard it here first.

05/02/2018 - 6:27pm Across The Applicable Distribution

Our players are demonstrably less g intelligent when compared with those of Stanford. Place your emotions aside and consider what it takes to be accepted to Stanford.

Jim was overly ambitious, loves his players, and committed to a scheme his players could not assimilate. We're gonna get the right schema in place and our guys will get their shot at a NC. And fulfill themselves as men beyond university.

05/01/2018 - 10:24pm Sigma Chi Attic Bar

Back in the day. I drank with world leaders and piranha fishes alike. Basically the same creatures with a beautiful view of A^2 especially at night. Phone scam (ahem) added to the entertainment.

04/30/2018 - 6:20pm Very Poor And Unnecessary Fiction

Allied invasion barrage blimps were inflated with non-flammable helium for the most part; the US had a virtual monopoly on helium from its massive oil fields in Louisiana and Texas, and we supplied our allies with the same although Britain did utilize hydrogen for its home realm defense balloons because the brits produced hydrogen as a byproduct and it was cheap. Explosives were experimented with back in the states, however, the shock wave from a detonating satchel would destroy the blimp and leave a gap in the defenses for subsequent aircraft to exploit.

The expected mechanism for dissuading dive bombers and strafing aircraft was the thick steel cables mooring the blimps to a ground anchor which would shear-off a plane's wings and not explosives beyond a few sad experiments to include countering the buzz bombs. Nobody was kept underneath these blimps for the obvious reasons, and absolutely zero Americans of any descent strapped their bodies to any party's balloons, ever.

Even the Nazi's didn't strap their victims to barrage balloons. I had to laugh at this post, and I really did. Thanks for that much, my family did lose members as a result of WWII.

African-American casualties in WWII were, as a percentage of the ultimate US total casualties and the A-A population at the time, quite low. POC serving under the French and British experienced greater attrition because they were more frequently at the pointy end of the spear, including fighting rearguard actions. During World War II, 1.2 million African Americans served in the U.S. Armed Forces and 708 were killed in action, or 0.00059 which is less risk than a poor black child living in Chicago. Michael Clodfelter. Warfare and Armed Conflicts – A Statistical Reference to Casualty and Other Figures, 1500–2000. 2nd Ed. 2002 ISBN 0-7864-1204-6. pp. 584–585

 

04/30/2018 - 2:10pm Quinn Nordin

Needs more treehouse or sleepover or whatever time with Harbaugh. Really worried about this position for close games when we'll need every point possible.

One of my favorite players is Karan Higdon. Evans frequently disappointed last season, and like Brian says, Higdon is slight improvement away from being a total package - blocker, plow, evasive, catches the ball and smart.

With Patterson aboard, and despite the tackle weakness, this looks to be our best season since the early 2000's.

04/26/2018 - 12:59pm Americans Want Big Vehicles

These are more flexible and safer for the passengers. It's why American suburban soccer moms transport the brood with SUVs that would have qualified as armored military troop carriers in the 1960's. The SUvs and trucks of today manage better mpg than sedans achieved during the 60's. Since the big stuff delivers a higher profit margin, Hackett is smart to eliminate barely-profitable sedans and the like. I'm sure Jim will give the workers affected the best treatment possible, he does have a soul.

04/09/2018 - 11:43pm Ontonagon

It's quaint and I backpack and snowmobile in Da Yoop whenvever possible.You should too.

04/09/2018 - 9:04pm The "Where" Fluxuates Confusingly

There's no perfect place. Although a fraternity brother does manage a hospital on Oahu and he claims he lives The Life and I would be hard-pressed to challenge.

I was raised in W. Michigan, spent years as a student at Michigan-A^2, and have several decades of travel through the seven continents, 50 states, and 100+ countries. Currently I live in the Old Town neighborhood of Chicago having formerly lived in SoCal, which I came to despise.

I've considered Kauai, which I visit most years, and Homer Alaska which I consider when I grow bored with patent law and think of joining my former jump buddy as a subordinate bush or float plane pilot: http://www.belugaair.com/ .

There's also Zurich Ch, Tokyo (arguably my favorite city), Boise, Telluride, Ann Arbor and more depending on mood. For now, Chicago works for me and we'll shift out when they substantially increase taxes here soon. We can make our living just about anywhere given Da Webz. Until then I am (still) so confused. /Vinny Barbarino

Good luck. And dilly dilly.

04/06/2018 - 5:48pm Fin.

We ran out of gas late and decisively. Good news is the issue can be addressed by improved conditioning. ND clearly was running at high octane near and at the end. Fixit.

04/06/2018 - 12:28am Pay It Forward

Our best years are to come.

Aside, I have a bridge to unload. Ferk.

03/29/2018 - 6:32pm Naturally

Ticket prices must increase to cover.

Also, teldar has 33 different vice presidents each earning over 200 thousand dollars a year. Now, I have spent the last two months analyzing what all these guys do, and I still can't figure it out.

We're gonna have to something about this, teldar.

/s Gordon

03/27/2018 - 7:20pm Sister Jean

For our purposes now

The power of X compels you, the power of X compels you, the ....

03/27/2018 - 6:56pm Sorry Comrade

But some Michigan dorms and low-end restaurants have the corner on poisons in this country. Will be interesting to see where Speight defects as he's not our future.

03/25/2018 - 6:39pm Even More Perfect

My BFF in IP law for 20+ years is a Loyola alum and we live within three blocks of one another here in Chicago. We'll be working during the day together and then scooting home to watch the game together. Six and  prearranged food/booze/Cuban cigars just about makes for the perfect storm. So happy.

03/25/2018 - 1:00pm HS Wrestling Tournament

Prior to a match:

Esterhaus, you thinking of going to college?

Ya.

Not after I crack open your head today.

I beat him anyway. Talk is cheap. Just play the game.

03/18/2018 - 1:10am Skin O' The Scrotum

And what a fine theme on this The St. Patrick's Day.  Slainte, may the M long ball rule over the serpents always.

01/11/2018 - 11:24am Coaching More Responsible For Results

To succeed, a coaching staff needs to appraise the talent aboard and then train up the talent to a level the talent is capable of working at. This staff attempted to train our talent well beyond that level. Our young players would have performed better than they did this past season but for our coaches' failures.

01/09/2018 - 5:42pm Well

There's the whole "let's play ball and see what happens" thing. Candidly, it's my stongly-held personal belief that most of us here would prefer to play ball and if we cannot in a given context at least let's just enjoy watching "play ball" together and have fun.

So reason to go there from here. Mostly.

01/09/2018 - 5:38pm Big Hair

Dontcha know, it's appealing to some folks, again, dontcha know (expressed with a seriously nasal upper great lakes accent for effect):

01/09/2018 - 4:46pm Does This Mean

Rita R. is available for "dating" now? Just asking on behalf of a friend

01/04/2018 - 3:13pm $10 ?!

Why, I'd have to pay a copyeditor more than that. Whereas a junior associate will work for far less than $10 per 24 hours and I can bill that lawyer out for $400/hour for each of 25 hours each day. /s and upvoted

01/04/2018 - 2:57pm Stick A Fork In Him

He's done, whether the allegations are valid or not. If I had to guess, he'll end up in the gambling industr -, the lawful branch if unconvicted and the unlawful branch if convicted.

His marriage is almost certainly over if there is a shred of truth to the allegations. Rita will attempt to receive her payday from Rich before he's insolvent.

Fin.

01/04/2018 - 2:31pm It's Effective

Zero credible argument the notice letter by itself constitutes an extortion attempt. For extortion to work as intended, the threat of doing something to a target or the target's relations is the basis for an extortionist's demands. Here, the claimant has already spilled the beans to law enforcement, the state and the university/employer. There's no means of extorting available anymore.

The Rodriguez attorneys may attempt to use the letter against the claimant. False claims, disparagement/defamation, breach of contract and abetting etc. Alone the letter is of little value to them.

It was wise for claimant to do this if her goal is to bring the accused to justice and, further, to pursue compensation for her injuries alleged.

0.02

01/03/2018 - 8:08pm It's Time

To borrow the SEC approach  for training running backs:

Gas is cheap.

01/02/2018 - 3:17pm OSU

Never has possessed the

   winningest record in college football

   largest football stadium in America

   writer Larry Kasdan and The Big Chill

   in state rival that is MSU

   across-the-border knock-off trade school that is ND

   most achieved student body for a public university

   proximity to a currently failed burg that only a few generations ago was the wealthiest major city in the world

You simply cannot understand. Nice try but not even close.

01/01/2018 - 11:24pm Please Do

Pile on. Oh, and to all my fellow Wolverines:  a very Happy New Year! I didn't see that posted here since around game time.

And the wish is sincere.

01/01/2018 - 11:15pm Given Reasonable Parameters Here

Best, butterfly season Northern Michigan. Worst, roadside prisoner litter pickup anywhere.

01/01/2018 - 8:08pm Earn More Money

Travel to more countries. I am well over one-hundred separate countries visited and have made it a point to photograph all fifty states and all seven continents, with three weeks on the Antarctic continent photographing wildlife and climbing glaciers. I'm thinking of getting back in shape and finishing my mountain peaks.

01/01/2018 - 8:03pm One Thing Is Clear

Our varsity football team's failure to achieve results comparable to past seasons of glory isn't any fault of our fans. It's been way too long to attribute consistent failure to thrive to our fans.

01/01/2018 - 7:45pm Excellent

Encapsulation. Which is why those of us who have suffered this period are jaded. And majority of the players couldn't care less. They're focused on tweeting apparently.

01/01/2018 - 5:29pm Dear Jones, Black & St-Juste

In reply to your pathetic tweets, you had been handed the greatest opportunity to succeed for males of your age in history. Almost every CFB team had less to work with and yet produced superior results.

You have been trading off the past, and you are a bunch of effing pusswads. I'm big enough to say that to your faces.

This response is all you are worthy of until we witness the end of season results consistently over YEARS.

Consider yourselves updated.