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Abe Froman

Hilliard (via Middleport, OH)

Member since 13 February 2011 | Blog

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Voting Record: 37 / 0

Grew up in a small town, went to OU and now buy coal for a large utility. I used to work at a power plant, now I buy 12 M tons per year for them. I have the largest CO2 footprint of ANYONE on 11W.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: High school football undefeated of course.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Mike Doss
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jim Jackson
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets
  • NBA TEAM: What is this NBA?
  • MLB TEAM: Redlegs
  • SOCCER TEAM: That is not football!

Recent Activity

Comment 4 hours ago

A faster way to make grilled cheese: I grew up with the classic way of making grilled cheese that seemed to take 10-15 minutes as both sides were buttered and the cheese was placed in the middle. After 7-10 minutes, you would flip the sandwich until the other side was lightly brown.  

A faster way is to butter both pieces and place them butter side down in the skillet at the same time.  After a couple of minutes, place your cheese on one piece.  After 2-3 minutes, put the sandwich together and enjoy.  I feel like my parents now owe me hours from making GC the slow way.  

For a really good one, use the bacon grease in the pan from my earlier instruction.

Comment 4 hours ago

Blasphemer!  One does not put bacon in the microwave to prepare it properly!  It must be skillet prepared or in the oven.  An easy way is to roll it in flour and place it on a cookie sheet that has had aluminum foil placed on it. This will aid in the clean up.  Oven at 400 F and bake it for 25-30 min flipping it at 15 minutes.  

Remember, you are not only preparing sustinence for your loved ones, but you are embedding your home with the greatest scent known to man. Unplug all of your air fresheners, shut the windows and soak in the aroma. 

Comment 5 hours ago

Just three examples of many instances. If Braxton is healthy, which means passing all the physical requirements, I expect him to take the roll as captain and lead QB.  This means JT and Cardale will be playing backup roles or situational roles similar to how Tebow would come into the game on 4th and 1 (Jones is in). JT would get mop up duties outside the last 3 or 4 minutes and they both would come in for Miller following a 40 or 50 yard run when he needs a break. Nice quandary to have. 

Also, read Citro's article (directed towards nobody in particular).

Comment 20 Apr 2015

I am with you on the White House trip.  On these events, there is no Red or Blue, it is simply the office of the leader of the greatest nation on earth AND two times undefeated world champions.  'Merica.

Comment 18 Apr 2015

Spring football is here!  Oh well, today I pass up OSU for a family vacation where they bring you drinks all day long. This Campbell thing is like adding fruit to a bowl of fruit. It seems like the train can't be stopped. 

Comment 11 Apr 2015

Not a bad article on the move of coal out of Appalachia, but it paints the picture that companies still walk away from the land with it in absolute disrepair.  This is further from the truth as each company is responsible for the reclamation of the mined land to a condition closely monitored by the DNRs.  Additionally, the usual speak about burying villages and streams is absolute bullshit.  They even actually have different ratings for 'streams' in the mountains. If the stream has water in it 30% of the time (runoff from spring thaw) it is considered a periodic stream and subject to regulation.  This would be similar to the EPA regulating your back yard because it is in a low area and it rains occasionally.

 The water rules are close to ridiculous.  Mining companies that extract water for use in the process of cleaning coal, have to put the water back into the stream.  The quality of the water, in my opinion, should be better than what it was taken out of the stream.  This isn't good enough for the east coast NRDC tree-huggers.  They have dictated to the EPA through litigious actions, that the water must be better than drinking quality.  That's right, better than what is in the bottles of water in your fridge.  Sounds okay until you realize that most invertebrates can't live in that (clean) water.  

What is the effect of all of this?  Your electricity rates double.  Coal used to be mined for $20 a ton, resulting in an equivalent electricity price of about $.20/kW.  Now most mines have a cost structure of $60/ton, more than doubling your rate.  

Comment 09 Apr 2015

Not nearly as bad as when they hide his cigs and harass his cats.

Comment 04 Apr 2015

Seems like a good idea.  I would suggest it take place in August to avoid football games. Also, instead of money for 11W, donating to the Downs Syndrome cause might be the way to go. 

Comment 06 Mar 2015

Be proud.  Be extremely proud.  But, can we please stop flashing signs/gang signs in every damn picture?

Comment 24 Feb 2015

Keep fighting the fight then! I buy coal for a major utility, to the tune of about 14M each year. 

Comment 18 Feb 2015

I'm with you. The SHINING was the first novel I read back when I was in around the 4th Grade.  Explains a lot now. Lots of the movies on here are slasher and not horror movies.  One of my favorite ones that wasn't wildly popular was Mr. Frost, with Jeff Goldblum.  Let's also not forget the original 1972 masterpiece, The Omen.  Whoa Nellie indeed.

Comment 12 Feb 2015

Wait a minute, wait a cotton picking minute!  I think Mittens has really turned the corner.  I am not saying he will lead us to any kind of championship or anything, but that kid is now trying to dunk!  I think last night he even dunked 2 or 3 times.  Against Rutgers, I saw an aggressive spin move for positioning to dunk, which he ended up getting a call for charging then the next time down, he spun the opposite way avoiding the charge and resulting in a ..... Wait For It.... DUNK!    Small victories people.  Aggressiveness is what we wanted and we are actually seeing a little.  Good job Mittens!

Comment 02 Feb 2015

I'm with you.  I didn't really care who won but found in interesting due to the irony of the outcome: New England won the AFC Championship due (possibly) to under-inflated balls and they won the Super Bowl due to Pete Carrol's over-inflated balls.  

Comment 09 Jan 2015

He he he, too slow on the draw there McGraw.  Up vote anyways.  I agree, also Tressel deserves a bit of respect for NOT leaving the program bare. Sure we had a bad year in 2011, but the skill was there, outside of QB. Some of the pieces of this run are partially due to his recruits. 

Comment 07 Jan 2015

Stare into the void o' great sage of the gridiron. Master DJ, please make yet another prognostication of the game as you have done in the past.......