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Penn State Basketball / Re: Keyser Söze
« on: Today at 11:28 AM »
Quote from: mjg link=topic=4603.msg159432#msg159432 date=1424815763

My wife love the Tavern and makes me take her there after hockey games when the game times fit the dinner schedule. [b
I always glance around the room[/b] for you as I'm being seated, but have never asked for you.  If I see you, don't be surprised if I introduce myself.  Of course you could lie and say you aren't UncleLar.  That said, I do know your full name -- you haven't exactly kept it secret.  And you've posted enough photos of you with hot young ladies that I could probably identify you if I saw you in a public place.  So it's not like anyone who has been here a while would have to do any research to find you.


You aren't likely to find me in the dining room.  Bar?  Yes.  Dining room?  No. 

Are you going to be there after the hockey game on Saturday?  Game is at 3:00 and my will definitely make me buy her dinner there.

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OT / Re: OT's GONE WILD!
« on: Today at 06:59 AM »
Hey, mjg, this sort of ties in(somewhat) to the "beneficial" climate change chart. Remember the ubiquitous food warnings, food pyramids, scolding health articles telling us not to eat fat, eggs, nuts, dairy, avocados, etc., anything that had fat? And we should eat grains and bread? Is it not similar to AGW pronouncements and that chart? Self righteous BS. Think of all the damage those food warnings have done to Americans. Remember the heat Dr. Atkins took? (As an aside, Atkins died in NYC, on an unplowed/unshoveled sidewalk in NYC in early '03, I think, when he slipped. Bad snowstorm, and the city did little to move it. I worked there then, and it was awful.)

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2015/03/02/peanuts-may-lower-risk-death-from-heart-disease/?intcmp=trending

"We have forever been told not to eat nuts because (they’re) fatty and high in calories, but that is getting blown up," Weiss said by phone. "It now turns out that it is really good for you to eat nuts and peanuts."


Peanuts are a legume -- not good for you.

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OT / Re: OT's GONE WILD!
« on: Yesterday at 02:43 PM »
It seems to me you think those points are good, but you seem to assume that addressing global warming, even if it's a hoax, is worth doing. But that makes no sense.

That's where you are missing the point.  I'm not saying to address global warming at all.  I don't care about global warming.  I haven't decided which side of that fence I sit yet.  I'm saying to do the bullet points because they are good things.  Clean air and clean water -- good.  Energy independence -- good.  Etc.  I'm not saying everyone needs to turn in their internal combustion engines in favor of hybrids.  I'm saying the sun kicks off a buttload of energy and finding a way to harness it economically for our benefit would probably be the biggest game changer since fire or the wheel.  I'm not saying to stop drilling.  I'm saying someone can drill while someone else figures out how to make tiny solar panels that can power my house.  What is the problem with that?

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OT / Re: Jerry Sandusky - all relevant threads consolidated
« on: Yesterday at 11:11 AM »
Now Coach K failed to report....  What are we failing to learn?

Report: Duke Coaches, Administrators Ignored Sexual Assault Allegations

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OT / Re: OT's GONE WILD!
« on: Yesterday at 10:48 AM »
Here's what you stated, mjg. I got and get your point. All the presentations of carnival hawkers selling hair tonic had good bullet points too.  The science is bogus, it will destroy living standards, increase poverty, and cripple the economy. It's a total farce, and all their predictions have been proven wrong, totally. Cold fusion had good benefits too. At least we didn't spend trillions of dollars chasing that stupidity. Wind and solar will never represent 15% of the energy grid, and they're only for electricity. These nuts want to stop fossil fuels. And live where, in a tepee. You actually stated, "I don't care if it's a hoax or not"? You can't be taken seriously making statements like that. Those penis pills advertised also have good bullet points. How many of those you purchase?

This cartoon pretty much nails my opinion.  I don't care if it's a hoax or not.  All the bullet points in the presentation are good.  So do it even if global warming is a hoax.

Here's a cut of John Hinderaker on the AGW crowd, and their inquisition of Willie Soo, and now 7 others.

This last point is the important one: governments, ours and many others, pay billions of dollars every year to climate scientists who come up with alarmist predictions. Why? Because the main point of global warming alarmism is to frighten voters in the U.S. and other Western countries into turning over more power to government. This is why no one makes any serious effort to address emissions from China and India, which together dwarf ours; moreover, theirs are increasing rapidly while ours are diminishing. It’s not about the climate, on which CO2 has, in any event, little influence. It is about government control over the economy.

The head of the UN: "we need communism to address climate change". Naomi Klein, a complete idiot: "we need to ditch capitalism and go to communism". I'm not saying these things, they are.

I still think you are missing my point.  But whatever.

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OT / Re: Sports World Taking Some Big Hits
« on: Yesterday at 09:35 AM »
I thought I would add this link here since Wilt is no longer with us. It was a historic night in Hershey over 50 years ago today!

http://photos.pennlive.com/4503/gallery/vintage_photos_of_wilt_chamber/index.html


There are two games in sports history that I wish would have been recorded -- Wilt's 100 point game and Mario Lemieux's 5 goals 5 different ways game.  There are probably others, but those two have always stuck out to me.

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OT / Re: Sports World Taking Some Big Hits
« on: Yesterday at 09:31 AM »

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OT / Re: OT's GONE WILD!
« on: March 1, 2015, 12:56 AM »
ou know what ruins forests more than anything? Cutting them down to make "renewable" ethanol.

And since preserving the rainforests is on the list, I'd consider cutting them down to make ethanol to be a bad thing.  It's not that tough to comprehend -- if it does bad things, we shouldn't do it.  At least we should do our best to find ways around it.

But the whole AGW thing is fraudulent. Solar and wind represent 1% of the US energy grid. How does one heat their home and drive their car relying on solar and wind. IMO, fossil fuels have done more for the human race and its health and welfare than anything. Wind has been used for energy since at least Viking days, and solar, forever. I happen to be a fan of solar, and eventually think it will be a major power source, once harnessed efficiently. But now? Puhlease. Think of what fossil fuels have brought us:

plastic
heat
fuel to power cars, airplanes, trains, buses
fuel to power industry
freedom of movement of people
reduced weight of all vehicles due to plastic
iPhones, iPads and all computers which have any plastic or any parts made by using heat
It's organic
Requires no production, just extraction. Ethanol requires 8 barrels of oil to make 9 barrels of ethanol
It's reliable. Think of this if you were driving cross country, 3,000 miles. A diesel, with a 16 gallon tank, and 30 mpg, would require 6 stops(from a full tank), all along the way, with minor disruption. An electric vehicle would limit you to 200-300 miles per day, then plug in all night. It would take double the time to cross the country. Truckers can't have these delays. It would double the transport costs of all goods. You want to double the labor cost of every product that comes off a truck? The economy would collapse.

All the AGW crowd wants is government funding so they can get rich. For the academics, they just want continued funding, aka jobs. And these meetings like in Copenhagen and Durban, South Africa? 20,000 people attend these meetings, and the prices? In Durban, the rooms were $1,500 per night. Even if they get a 50% discount, they're still staying there 5-6 days. It's hundreds of millions of dollars. And they all fly by jet. Total costs must be $10,000 per person, and that's probably low. That's $200,000,000. And what do they accomplish? In Davos recently, there were 1,700 private jets. These people have no intention of saving the planet, just lining their own pockets. People are greedy by nature. I'm greedy, you're greedy, they're greedy. Don't be fooled by talk of saving the planet. BS. Fossil fuels are too plentiful, too cheap and too easily obtained. The green crowd can't compete, so they want mandates, making fossil fuels more expensive. Pharrel Williams is doing a tour with Al Gore on the dangers of global warming/climate change. Here he is in his private jet. When I have a private jet like him, or an 11,000 sq. ft. house like Tom Friedman, I'll support global warming. Until then, not. It's not science, it's religion.



Once again you missed my point.  I don't care if AGW exists. I don't care if global warming is a fraud.  I still say it's more responsible to continue to explore alternative energy sources.  My point has no relation to ethanol or any of the rest of your ramblings.  Why do you have such trouble understanding something so simple?

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OT / Re: OT's GONE WILD!
« on: February 28, 2015, 12:55 PM »
ou know what ruins forests more than anything? Cutting them down to make "renewable" ethanol.

And since preserving the rainforests is on the list, I'd consider cutting them down to make ethanol to be a bad thing.  It's not that tough to comprehend -- if it does bad things, we shouldn't do it.  At least we should do our best to find ways around it.

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OT / Re: "Back the Bucs"
« on: February 27, 2015, 04:53 PM »
Just about time to dust off this thread.  What do we think about our chances?  Right now I think the only question mark is at catcher and where does Kang fit in.  The rotation and bullpen seem set.  Starting outfield is set for the next 5 years.  Pedro, Walker, J-Hay and Mercer are the likely starting infield.

Made me sick seeing Jihadi John wearing a bucco hat though.

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OT / Re: OT: PSU Ice Hockey
« on: February 27, 2015, 02:38 PM »
The funny thing is that I made that post as I was right in the middle of building a scholarship matrix for HockeyValley.com.  Right after I did that, I stumbled across a men's hockey commit for 2018-2019, Jacob Goldowsky.   Jake is all of 14. 

That's a name I hadn't yet seen.  Nice find.  Where are you digging these up?  I know from my own experience that following hockey recruiting is tough -- not many resources.  It's even tougher on the women's side, so I really appreciate your efforts there.

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OT / Re: OT: PSU Ice Hockey
« on: February 26, 2015, 08:32 PM »
LeBron's son is getting offers (for hoops of course). He's 10.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Keyser Söze
« on: February 26, 2015, 04:10 PM »
lol this is ridiculous.

We're just having a little fun with it.  R-E-L-A-X.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Keyser Söze
« on: February 26, 2015, 03:38 PM »
To do so from different IP addresses can be something of a pain, but it is a trivial thing if you want to do it.

I'd have no clue how to do that.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Keyser Söze
« on: February 26, 2015, 02:29 PM »
I didn't delete the profile, but the posts are still visible, all in this thread:

http://pennstatehoops.com/talk/index.php/topic,3717.0.html




I only read a couple posts before, but now that I'm looking at the thread, it seems clear to me LD and Geno are not the same person.  Still strange how that profile got deleted within 12 minutes of me posting the link to it.

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OT / Re: Sixers draft
« on: February 26, 2015, 02:04 PM »
Nice that the Lakers won again last night.  Gotta get them to be no worse than 25th overall -- and not move up in the lottery.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Keyser Söze
« on: February 26, 2015, 02:03 PM »
oh cool, this is still going on?  ::)

i can assure you that i have nothing to do with the username lattydaddy or any other user names on this or any other PSU forums.  i'm sure that won't satisfy most, but i'm dying to know why i would want a guy banned from this forum only so I could go harass him on another forum after he left?  or why i would use a different name to do so? 

i'd be happy to never hear another word about that person again, i'm not going to actively seek out attention from him.

I remembered there was a poster here called LattyDaddy in the past, so I thought I'd look him up to see if my memory was correct.  As a way to clear the air, I posted a link to that guys profile wondering if tjb could confirm you are not the same poster.  After posting that link, it dawned on me that I could probably rule out the possibility by looking at the posts of LD.  From the time I posted the link until I clicked on the link, 12 minutes went by.  That person was shown as not active here since 2/5, yet within 12 minutes, he realized something was up and deleted his account.  (Or maybe coincidentally, tjb did?)  That tells me he's either one of the guests we always see, or he does have another identity here. 

For the record, you can still search the name LattyDaddy and see old posts.  They don't have the same tone as Geno, so I'd bet against it being him.  But who knows, people do odd things on message boards -- as we can see from the back and forth between CE and LD on BWI.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Keyser Söze
« on: February 26, 2015, 11:28 AM »
Quote
Blow your head off Free_geno.  Blow your head off.


Hasn't our ex-Crafsty already affirmatively stated that he's not LattyDaddy?


We have our own LattyDaddy here too.  Has only made 8 posts.  Maybe the same guy?  Any way to verify our LattyDaddy and Geno are not the same guy so we can put that to rest?

http://pennstatehoops.com/talk/index.php?action=profile;u=1302


Wait a second.  That profile disappeared in the last few minutes?  Hmmmmm.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Keyser Söze
« on: February 26, 2015, 11:16 AM »
Quote
Blow your head off Free_geno.  Blow your head off.


Hasn't our ex-Crafsty already affirmatively stated that he's not LattyDaddy?


We have our own LattyDaddy here too.  Has only made 8 posts.  Maybe the same guy?  Any way to verify our LattyDaddy and Geno are not the same guy so we can put that to rest?

http://pennstatehoops.com/talk/index.php?action=profile;u=1302

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OT / Re: OT's GONE WILD!
« on: February 26, 2015, 10:16 AM »


This cartoon pretty much nails my opinion.  I don't care if it's a hoax or not.  All the bullet points in the presentation are good.  So do it even if global warming is a hoax.

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Penn State Basketball / Re: Shaka Smart Radio Show Comments
« on: February 25, 2015, 07:22 PM »
Ya know, I do think our defense has steadily improved under Pat.  But this has been a weird season.  We have five defensive performances in conference play that don't look anything like the other 10, 4 to the good side and 1 to the awful.

Both Rutgers games (0.79 & 0.80), Minnesota (0.81), and Nebraska (0.66) would go in the good column, and help our overall rating out a TON.  Then Wisconsin to open the season we gave up 1.38, which pulls us a bit back in the other direction.

If I remove those 5 games, the other 10 games all fall between 0.95-1.12 and I'm left with a defensive efficiency of about 1.05 points per trip, which would put us more like 10th in the league instead of 4th where we currently reside.  Not so coincidentally, we're 0-10 in those remaining games and I'd say that's a lot truer to how we've played most of this season. 

Without Nebraska playing one of the worst games in the history of their program and two games against Rutgers, our defense has been below average.

Is it fair to take away the 'outliers' when they make up 1/3 of the schedule?  Not really.  But I don't think it's fair to claim we are an upper-echelon B1G defensive team either, and suspect we won't stay there for long given the schedule for the last 3 games.  Just some food for thought during a slow week, not trying to start any fights. :)




Doesn't everyone play Rutgers, Nebraska and Minnesota?  Why is it fair to pull those games out of our numbers to compare against teams with those games included?  Seems a tad unfair to me.

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OT / Re: OT's GONE WILD!
« on: February 25, 2015, 04:07 PM »
If the answer is to simply "increase the tax paying workforce", then what do we do once THAT tax paying workforce approaches retirement age?

This is why I want a social security account that shows what I paid in and how much I will get back -- guaranteed monthly payments.  We can't let our government balance its budget by deciding to reduce our benefits after we are retired.

If it was like the system you just described, would people have the option to "opt out"?

Or would it be kinda like what is being done with Obama-care, except this will be a government mandated and managed 401(k) ? 

You can't opt out.  The system still needs your money to pay those currently retired.  Plus we need some guarantees that we won't have a bunch of homeless elderly because they bet everything on the next Enron.  But they could issue us savings bonds (in an account, not an actual paper bond) that can't be cashed until we turn 67 (or 62 for a reduced payment).  Then we cash them in for a guaranteed annuity calculated based on the total value of all the bonds.

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OT / Re: OT's GONE WILD!
« on: February 25, 2015, 03:40 PM »
If the answer is to simply "increase the tax paying workforce", then what do we do once THAT tax paying workforce approaches retirement age?

This is why I want a social security account that shows what I paid in and how much I will get back -- guaranteed monthly payments.  We can't let our government balance its budget by deciding to reduce our benefits after we are retired.

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