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    I think a better measure of PSU is look at who on the world team is associated with it right now. Gilman, Retherford, Dake, Taylor, Snyder. Of those, three are transplants from other areas. That there tells you they are doing something right over there. mspart
  2. Generally speaking, most people in the world are kind and generous. Iranians are no exception. mspart
  3. If you look at Cael and his brothers, both older brothers and his younger brother are much smaller than he is. He is the outlier in that family. Looking at the parents would probably have been a misread on the smaller brothers. mspart
  4. Back in the day, you would ask who wouldn't be an NCAA champ from Iowa. That was a shorter list. mspart
  5. Ha!! That's a good one. I don't smoke but I smoke. I'm not a smoker, but I use a smoker. mspart
  6. USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA,USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA. I'm rooting for the USA in this game against Iran. I would rather we get to the final rather than Iran. Period. I do the same when we wrestle them. mspart
  7. I'm a Bama fan through and through. Grew up there and they have always been my team. But they should not go ahead of anyone there currently. Those two losses were completely avoidable if Bama played like Bama. They did not. Even in their win over Auburn, defense did not look that great. Offense looked better but not stellar. Doesn't take much to beat Auburn this year. Plus the refs gave them a break and that was one touchdown at the end of the first half. I was hopeful, but not anymore. Bama is out, and deservedly so. But they won the Iron Bowl. mspart
  8. Hey, good to hear from you!! Yes, he has shown that he is good, but I don't think he would be nearly in contention in the pros. mspart
  9. Thank you, we did. I hope you did too. We smoked our turkey and my wife doesn't want to cook turkey any other way from now on. mspart
  10. https://www.bbc.com/news/57581270 According to incomplete data released by the FBI, violent crime fell by an estimated 1% in 2021 compared with the previous year. However, the number of murders increased by more than 4%. The fall in violent crime was largely driven by a drop of nearly 9% in the robbery rate over that period. There are questions about the reliability of the FBI's crime report as it excluded data from some of the biggest US cities, including New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. It's important to point out that last year, the FBI switched to a new data collection system. According to one analysis, nearly 40% of law enforcement agencies have failed to report their 2021 crime figures - so we may only have a partial picture of the most recent crime rates. If you are counting on the FBI for your crime statistics, their info is woefully incomplete as I noted before. https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/07/business/retail-theft-shoplifting-robbery/index.html Perhaps you think shoplifting is not a crime. As noted earlier, Target lost 400 million and expects to lose 600 million next year due to shoplifting. Shoplifting has been increasing, not decreasing. The question is, is it reported? Uwajimaya in Seattle (this is a Japanese/Asian/Hawaiian grocery store), was getting shoplifted and would report it and there would be no response because the city won't prosecute shoplifting that results in under $125. So they quit reporting it. Does that mean the shoplifting has stopped? No. But that means that it goes unreported because the authorities won't do anything about it. https://mynorthwest.com/1538741/uwajimaya-seattle-prolific-offenders/ And hence crime rates are going down. mspart
  11. Ever heard Creepin' by Grand Funk? Great track on their We're an American Band album. mspart
  12. So they will no longer all be joined? I like the GR WFS MFS joint program. Spokane is nice, not really easy to get to like Vegas. mspart
  13. That's where they start for sure. But once the new season starts, current results should have more weight, don't you think? If not, what would it take to get Yianni to not be rated #1? 2 big losses? 3? 4?. Because he is a 3 time champion, does that trump current results? Once the season starts, last season is last season - in the past. That's all. mspart
  14. It would seem that Gable was a master of getting the very best of his wrestlers. He could see what needed tweeking. I think Cael and Casey have that same ability and take great recruits and make them unstoppable. Cael's brother Cody also seems to be very good. mspart
  15. So Sasso doesn't have the rubber knee thing mastered like Kolat? True master that one. mspart
  16. If you are 0-1, and your loss is not slim, then it seems to me that being #1 is out of the question. But these things have a way of working themselves out. If Yianni is truly #1, which I have no doubt about, he'll be so rated in not much time. But how can you be rated #1 with one loss, no wins, and the loss was not trivial. The strength of the past 3 seasons? I was especially impressed with Yianni's fortitude to win his first national championship on a torn ACL. True grit. But that was then. If he still has that grit, this loss will inspire him. mspart
  17. Yianni didn't lose a close one with this. It was 9-3 if I remember and he was owned during that match. IMHO, you don't remain #1 when you lose 9-3 to someone. Maybe if he lost 5-4 or some other close score, but this wasn't close. Gomez took it to him and now everyone knows Yianni is vulnerable. Like everyone else. mspart
  18. Still in HS and won Bill Farrell beating a guy who beat Amine? If he doesn't make noise, that will be a missed opportunity. Good luck to Brayden! mspart
  19. I was at Pan Ams in Winnipeg in 1999. Just before that I was at the WTT and Vet Nationals in Seattle in 1999. So I saw the team made and saw their first international competition that year. That was fun. mspart
  20. SF just got rid of their prosecutor because he was not prosecuting. Was he kicked out because there was no crime to prosecute or was he kicked out because there was crime he was not prosecuting? I live in a Seattle Suburb, no crime affected me yet. But that is not the case in Seattle and in the area generally. Wanting to excuse crime is wrong. There is an uptick in crime and it can be ignored and it will continue to climb until it is not ignored. Unfortunately, before that happens someone will get a gun and take care of things him/herself. Not what we want I think we can all agree. mspart
  21. https://www.macrotrends.net/countries/USA/united-states/murder-homicide-rate Murder rate in 2020 is the highest it has been since 1997 except for one year in 2001. From 2018 to 2019 it upticked a little. from 2019 to 2020, it upticked a lot, by 28.6%. That is the highest rate change since 1990 where the chart stops. That is not an anecdote. mspart
  22. Don't do Twitter. I don't think it is good. Regarding Lightfoot, I think it was a figurative call to arms, rather than a call to use guns. She doesn't believe in guns being the mayor of Chicago and such. mspart
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