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Post by MSU addict on Sun 5 Nov 2017 - 16:44

The Great College Loan Swindle

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Post by aualum06 on Sun 5 Nov 2017 - 17:13

MSU addict wrote:The Great College Loan Swindle

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Best scam in the world. Anyone that doesn't go to community college on the cheap for two years is crazy. The way college is pushed is ridiculous. We are setting kids up to fail for the rest of their lives.
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Post by Floyd Robertson on Tue 21 Nov 2017 - 20:09

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Post by Floyd Robertson on Tue 28 Nov 2017 - 17:51

This isn't a long read, it's a long video.

I have a message for you

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Post by Floyd Robertson on Thu 21 Dec 2017 - 15:35

From the Freep a couple of weeks ago.

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Post by LooseGoose on Fri 12 Jan 2018 - 17:07

Interesting story - you'd think this might get solved someday by DNA.

Almost 35 years ago, she let a stranger hold her newborn. It has haunted her ever since.
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Post by LooseGoose on Wed 17 Jan 2018 - 11:19

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Post by loogoldham on Wed 17 Jan 2018 - 22:15

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2001/02/12/the-emperor-of-ice-2

This always stuck with me -- love how passionate people are about such a common item.

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Post by sεяεηιτλ on Fri 9 Feb 2018 - 19:30

Here is a relatively new and nauseating read. It's a work of pure fiction, hope you don't enjoy.

http://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/22214566/pattern-denial-inaction-information-suppression-michigan-state-goes-larry-nassar-case-espn

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Post by LooseGoose on Thu 22 Feb 2018 - 9:24

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Post by LooseGoose on Sun 25 Feb 2018 - 13:40

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Post by LooseGoose on Wed 7 Mar 2018 - 12:10

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Post by CORNER BLITZ on Tue 20 Mar 2018 - 22:16

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Post by LooseGoose on Wed 28 Mar 2018 - 17:08

This is quite the story.....

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Post by LooseGoose on Thu 5 Apr 2018 - 17:26

Loooong but great story.

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Post by LooseGoose on Sat 7 Apr 2018 - 16:40

I highly, highly recommend this one.....very good story.

What the Arlee Warriors Were Playing For
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Post by CORNER BLITZ on Sat 7 Apr 2018 - 19:28

LooseGoose wrote:I highly, highly recommend this one.....very good story.

What the Arlee Warriors Were Playing For


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Post by LooseGoose on Sat 21 Apr 2018 - 7:52

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Post by DWags on Sat 21 Apr 2018 - 8:47

LooseGoose wrote:Interesting Jake Locker article, SI.

Why Jake Locker Walked Away From Football—and Why He Doesn’t Miss It

Winning the Lottery isn’t always gaining money, sometimes it’s finding peace of mind and a purpose. The older I get, the more I understand those stories.
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Post by LooseGoose on Sat 21 Apr 2018 - 9:22

DWags wrote:
LooseGoose wrote:Interesting Jake Locker article, SI.

Why Jake Locker Walked Away From Football—and Why He Doesn’t Miss It

Winning the Lottery isn’t always gaining money, sometimes it’s finding peace of mind and a purpose. The older I get, the more I understand those stories.

You're so right Wags. I'm not even fractionally as wealthy as I once dreamed but am happier than I thought I would be. I can pay the bills, pretty much do what I want within limits and spend all the time on projects and grandkids I want. Really you can't ask for much more from life.
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Post by DWags on Sat 21 Apr 2018 - 9:44

LooseGoose wrote:
DWags wrote:

Winning the Lottery isn’t always gaining money, sometimes it’s finding peace of mind and a purpose.  The older I get, the more I understand those stories.

You're so right Wags.   I'm not even fractionally as wealthy as I once dreamed but am happier than I thought I would be.   I can pay the bills, pretty much do what I want within limits and spend all the time on projects and grandkids I want.   Really you can't ask for much more from life.

Thought of you as I was witting that.
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Post by LooseGoose on Sun 29 Apr 2018 - 15:18

Read this and feel stupid.

The last man who knew everything

It hardly seems likely that the life of an obscure Anglican clergyman should recommend itself to the attention of a modern biographer; the shelves of second-hand bookshops are the sepulchers of many an Essex parson's dutifully compiled Life and Letters. But Sabine Baring-Gould happens to have been the last man who knew everything.

One really does mean everything. The Victorian parson's interests included but were not limited to philology, anthropology, folklore, children's stories, hymnology, hagiography, geology, topography, painting, optics, metallurgy, ancient and modern history, musical theory, biblical archeology, the plausibility of miracles, the minutiae of the English salt mining industry, and the theater. Among the 130 books he published were an anthology of Old Testament apocrypha; biographies of Napoleon I and the Caesars; histories of Germany, Iceland, North and South Wales, Cornwall, Dartmoor, the Rhine, and the Pyrenees; a guide to surnames; a 16-volume collection of saints' lives and a compilation of medieval superstitions beloved by H.P. Lovecraft among others; numerous volumes of sermons and dozens of novels; a theological treatise on the problem of evil; numerous works on ghosts; a surprisingly scholarly Book of Were-wolves. He also composed some 200 short stories and thousands of essays, prefaces, and magazine articles; he produced two collections of original verse and two memoirs and left behind a vast correspondence, thousands of pages of diaries, and a remarkable quantity of half-digested research.
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Post by WhiteBoyHatcher on Fri 18 May 2018 - 13:24

This is an awesome read about the Chairman of the Boards when he was running the world. The way it is written you can almost picture being there, witnessing it all.

https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a638/frank-sinatra-has-a-cold-gay-talese/


In the winter of 1965, writer Gay Talese arrived in Los Angeles with an assignment from Esquire to profile Frank Sinatra. The legendary singer was approaching fifty, under the weather, out of sorts, and unwilling to be interviewed. So Talese remained in L.A., hoping Sinatra might recover and reconsider, and he began talking to many of the people around Sinatra—his friends, his associates, his family, his countless hangers-on—and observing the man himself wherever he could. The result, "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold," ran in April 1966 and became one of the most celebrated magazine stories ever published, a pioneering example of what came to be called New Journalism—a work of rigorously faithful fact enlivened with the kind of vivid storytelling that had previously been reserved for fiction. The piece conjures a deeply rich portrait of one of the era's most guarded figures and tells a larger story about entertainment, celebrity, and America itself.
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Post by LooseGoose on Fri 18 May 2018 - 14:54

WhiteBoyHatcher wrote:This is an awesome read about the Chairman of the Boards when he was running the world. The way it is written you can almost picture being there, witnessing it all.

https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a638/frank-sinatra-has-a-cold-gay-talese/


In the winter of 1965, writer Gay Talese arrived in Los Angeles with an assignment from Esquire to profile Frank Sinatra. The legendary singer was approaching fifty, under the weather, out of sorts, and unwilling to be interviewed. So Talese remained in L.A., hoping Sinatra might recover and reconsider, and he began talking to many of the people around Sinatra—his friends, his associates, his family, his countless hangers-on—and observing the man himself wherever he could. The result, "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold," ran in April 1966 and became one of the most celebrated magazine stories ever published, a pioneering example of what came to be called New Journalism—a work of rigorously faithful fact enlivened with the kind of vivid storytelling that had previously been reserved for fiction. The piece conjures a deeply rich portrait of one of the era's most guarded figures and tells a larger story about entertainment, celebrity, and America itself.

If you like the Sinatra of that era this is a great CD.

Sinatra at the Sands
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Post by LooseGoose on Tue 22 May 2018 - 10:53

This physicist’s ideas of time will blow your mind

Time as illusion
Time, Rovelli contends, is merely a perspective, rather than a universal truth. It’s a point of view that humans share as a result of our biology and evolution, our place on Earth, and the planet’s place in the universe.

“From our perspective, the perspective of creatures who make up a small part of the world—we see that world flowing in time,” the physicist writes. At the quantum level, however, durations are so short that they can’t be divided and there is no such thing as time.

In fact, Rovelli explains, there are actually no things at all. Instead, the universe is made up of countless events. Even what might seem like a thing—a stone, say—is really an event taking place at a rate we can’t register. The stone is in a continual state of transformation, and on a long enough timeline, even it is fleeting, destined to take on some other form.

In the “elementary grammar of the world, there is neither space nor time—only processes that transform physical quantities from one to another, from which it is possible to calculate possibilities and relations,” the scientist writes.
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