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    Sara Scalia

    (full disclosure: I don't follow the WBB team closely, though I probably should give up on MBB this year and follow the women's team instead. I saw in the STrib today that the lady's have won eight in a row, and that freshman Scalia had a great game. So out of curiosity, I checked the roster of...
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    Woman sues after being denied emergency contraception in Minnesota

    http://www.startribune.com/woman-sues-after-being-denied-emergency-contraceptives-at-two-pharmacies-in-central-minnesota/566048441/ " The 39-year-old mother of five in McGregor, Minn., initially thought the man on the phone was concerned that the medication would not interact well with her...
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    Critical infrastructure needs at the University of Minnesota (all campuses)

    Saw this from a reader write-in to the STrib today (no, it wasn't me): " Almost one-third of the buildings on the Twin Cities campus (7.4 million square feet) are rated in poor or critical condition by the university administration. In February 2016, a university assistant vice president...
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    One good, true thing about Trump's impeachment

    He will be impeached in the House. He won't be removed from office in the senate. Still, he will never be able to rewrite that history, or rewrite history books. It will have happened. It will always be a permanent besmirchment on his record as president. A permanent stain that can never be...
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    Tedford stepping down at Fresno State

    https://www.fresnobee.com/sports/college/mountain-west/fresno-state/bulldogs-football/article238103864.html " Fresno State coach Jeff Tedford is expected to step down at a Friday morning press conference due to health concerns...
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    Hunter is guilty!

    " In a reversal, embattled Rep. Duncan Hunter is now set to plead guilty to misusing campaign donations, likely ending the California Republican's political career. " https://www.npr.org/2019/12/02/784207042/gop-rep-duncan-hunter-to-plead-guilty-to-campaign-finance-charge-may-resign
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    RBG hanging on ...

    ... by a thread. https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/11/justice-ginsburg-hospitalized-fever-chills.html " Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Sunday, two days after she was admitted for chills and fever. “She is home and doing well,” a court spokeswoman said...
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    Left tackle

    If we had someone else to try at LT, would we have already done that?? Last year, Anthony Brown abused him and we got Faalele as a result. He's never looked back. (granted that was RT, but same idea) This year, Epenesa abused him. But he stayed in. Does that mean we just don't have anyone...
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    Military academy athletes can get waivers to delay service, go pro

    " Defense Secretary Mark Esper has opened the door for athletes at the nation's military academies to delay their active-duty service to play professional sports after they graduate. Esper signed a memo last Friday laying out the new guidelines, which say the athletes must get approval from the...
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    Iowa's season so far

    Started 4-0, beating Miami OH, Rutgers, @Iowa State, and Middle Tennessee, without leaving the state. Since then, they've gone 2-3, beating the unranked teams and losing to the ranked teams (rankings at the time of the game): at #19(AP) Michigan L 3-10 vs #10(AP) Penn State L 12-17 vs Purdue W...
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    Handlers

    (will edit this later ... in the meantime perhaps the mods will move the posts over from the Dawson thread)
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    All Things 2019-2020 Other College Basketball Games Thread

    Not sure if people do these threads on here, like they do in the football forum? Anyway, just wanted to comment on Wisconsin losing to St Mary's last night at the Sanford Pentagon. First, the venue: why the Pentagon, when they now have a much larger and nicer venue? And the floor, yikes. Old...
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    Election Day 2019

    " Voters in four states head to the polls on Tuesday. These off-year contests may not be as high profile as the 2020 presidential and congressional elections will be a year from now, but they could offer some important hints on how voters are feeling about President Trump, impeachment, guns and...
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    Depth Chart for Penn State game released

    Game notes page: https://gophersports.com/sports/2018/5/21/sports-m-footbl-spec-rel-game-notes-html.aspx Depth chart: https://s3.amazonaws.com/gophersports.com/documents/2019/11/4/11_09_19_Depth_Chart.pdf Drum roll ........... no changes. Carbon copy of the last two games.
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    EVs are coming -- and it will take less (union) labor to assemble them

    https://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/columnists/henry-payne/2019/10/25/payne-uaw-gm-fight-exposes-fears-ev-future/4078212002/ " With only a battery and electric motor driving the wheels, EVs require fewer workers to assemble than internal combustion engines with dozens of components like...
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    Boeing knew about 737-Max faults two years before fatal crashes

    https://www.npr.org/2019/10/18/771451904/boeing-pilots-detected-737-max-flight-control-glitch-two-years-before-deadly-cra Disgusting. I want prison time. I want ten figures of settlement payments. I want Boeing bankrupted. I don't give a s___t if they're too big to fail. Start up a new...
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    Former UMD prof must pay $450k for defaming Sandy Hook parent

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/sandy-hook-shooting-conspiracy-false-flag-leonard-pozner-son-noah-james-fetzer-a9159221.html Former professor at Minnesota-Duluth. What an absolutely piece of s___. I really hope the U of Minn will officially reject/repeal any ties with this...
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    Nebraska star freshman Wan'Dale Robinson (Kentucky Mr. Football for 2018, etc.)

    - won the trophy for best football player in Kentucky for the 2018 season - voted Kentucky Mr. Football for the 2018 season - so far in the Big Ten, has won Freshman of the Week twice (Week 4, Week 6) Obviously was a stud recruit, 247 composite 4* 0.9597. But that is not what I wanted to...
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    Should farmers really be voting Republican?

    http://www.startribune.com/trump-farm-secretary-blames-china-for-trade-wars/561869562/
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    Dallas police officer convicted of murder

    https://www.npr.org/2019/10/01/765788338/ex-dallas-officer-who-killed-neighbor-in-upstairs-apartment-found-guilty-of-murd There is one aspect of this in particular that I want to discuss. Why was it murder? Doesn't murder mean it was a planned out killing? IE, she planned to kill the guy...



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