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joebuckeye


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Comment 18 Apr 2016

I have always thought Texas would eventually end up in the Pac12. They need more viewers and since Tx would bring a lot, the Pac12 would ante up and give them a deal they couldn't say no to.

Comment 12 Apr 2016

Yea, those typically don't have very good sushi. Also, a good thing to remember is that sushi means "on a bed of rice". Sushi does not have to mean raw fish, though it can. The shrimp and the eel is generally cooked. The tuna is raw, but very good. I recommend you go again and start with the California Rolls which will only have a little bit of roe (fish eggs). Or start with the shrimp roll, but either way, start easy and then head to more adventurous waters.

Comment 20 Mar 2016

If you read his biography you realize he was a big proponent of regulation. Standard Oil had the pockets to withstand any tax, labor dispute or regulation, which crushed his smaller competitor.

Comment 20 Mar 2016

They were not slaves. Calling them that is an insult to actual slaves and to the people who built this country. These immigrants left far worse conditions behind when they moved to this country. A great number of them packed the lower east side. There they worked and saved and eventually were able to move to still better conditions. Back home they rarely saw a scrap of meat, but here their diets changed for the better. Many immigrants chose to start their own business in the cities or in the countryside. Some of these "slaves" as you call them became the richest people in the world. Virtually all of them improved their lives and the lives of their future generations. None of which is possible under slavery. It is possible through the economic vehicle of free markets and free enterprise known today as capitalism.  

Comment 19 Mar 2016

Carnegie, Rockefeller and Vanderbilt all started out poor. My Great Great Grandfather had only the shirt on his back. They worked hard and invested in a business with no promise of a pay day. Some people make it happen, some people wait for other people to make it happen. This is as true today as it was in 1870. 

Comment 19 Mar 2016

I love how you move up and down timelines desperately hoping to prove a point that isn't there. Earlier you said there was no transportation implying a period of time prior to the canals and railroads. Now you've skipped ahead in time to 1900. LOL

Comment 19 Mar 2016

Yet hundred of thousands became farmers and business  owners with no more capital to start than the clothes on their back.  The work was brutal from sun up to sun down without any promise of compensation   They did it for the infinite love they had for their family and for the generations to come. I'm proud to say my Great Great Grandfather was one of these people. The people who populated the cities working for others did so for the perceived security of more jobs, better working hours and better pay. 

Comment 19 Mar 2016

I haven't insulted you once. You are the person throwing the temper tantrum because the truth of history doesn't match what you want to be true. This period of time is fascinating. I have read on it extensively and I would encourage you and everyone else to do the same. If you read with an open mind with no preconceived notions it will blow you away. 

Comment 19 Mar 2016

My family were immigrants who left Europe with only the clothes on their backs and they ended up as farmers in the middle of Ohio. Yet, there are no seaports there. Hundreds of thousands of others did the exact same thing and they would laugh at your hyperbole of slavery. The people who chose to stay in the cities did so for the jobs and the security they provided. The conditions became deplorable mostly, though not completely, because of the politicians who did nothing to control the amount of people pouring over the borders. 

Comment 19 Mar 2016

Words have meaning. Yes, I'm saying there could have become farmers or business owners. They had options, but a huge percentage of people were, and still today, are unwilling to put the in the necessary work at the risk of making nothing in profits. These people would rather ridicule the Titans in the hope of getting some of the rewards without doing their share of the work or without any risk. 

Comment 19 Mar 2016

At this time in history this country was mostly a agrarian society. Farmland was cheap and plentiful.  At any time these people could have quit their jobs and became farmers. They weren't interested in working from sunup to sundown for profits. They wanted the comfort of a steady paycheck. Calling them slaves is an insult to the Titans of industry and to actual slaves. It wasn't the Titans that made these jobs deplorable it was the uncontrolled immigration. Immigrants were flooding the US and they were willing to work under any conditions to get ahead. Who you really need to blame are the politicians that allowed this to happen. 

Comment 12 Mar 2016

Keep it the way it is or change it to Daylight Savings Time all year. There is no reason for it to be light at 5:00am

Comment 10 Feb 2016

I left the stadium early that day with some friends.Got back to the apartment just in time to watch the ending.

Comment 10 Feb 2016

With that iowa game Earle needed to go. But, they should have waited until after the um game.