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Comment 05 Aug 2016

There was a rumor to that effect, and how he and Ed Jennings didn't get along. However, when Glen Mason (OC) and Jim Tressel (QB) took different jobs after the '85 season and Earle insisted on calling the offense, the handwriting was on the wall. Our offense went from not very good to downright bad. It was time for Earle to leave. The timing gave the University a black eye, but it did serve for motivation for a win over um.

Comment 07 Jun 2016

Grill it over indirect heat until it reaches 150 degrees. Then carefully brown it, trying not to split it. If grilled properly the casing will keep it's integrity, and the brat will snap, and the juices explode when you bite into it.

Comment 21 May 2016

Tony Accardo was more than a capo under Al Capone. Accardo ran the Chicago Mafia for about 50 years. 

"Summing up the late Tony Accardo's leadership abilities, a veteran Chicago mob figure once confided to Chicago American columnist George Murray that "...Accardo has more brains before breakfast than Al Capone ever had all day." Possessing a nimble mind and a canny instinct for survival, Accardo boasted of having never spent a night in jail. though he was picked up in Miami Beach in 1929 on vagrancy charges while playing golf with Al Capone and Jack McGurn. But he was released on his own recognizance. Accardo's closest brush with the slammer came on Feb. 24, 1945, when he was forced to suffer the indignity of appearing in a police lineup at the Chicago Detective Bureau during a murder investigation. But that too, was only a mere formality."

Tony Accardo still looms as the most powerful mob figure of this era; the boss of bosses who helped shape policy on a national level.

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.