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Comment 15 May 2015

LA Live downtown. First Choice is Wolfgang Puck Grill, second choice is Yard House. Mexican.....go to El Cholo in Pasadena

Brady Hoke did InnOut every night

Comment 05 May 2015

Right now, Petroleum Engineering majors have the highest starting salaries of all the engineering disciplines. PSU is a much better school than WVU in that regard. With that said, a Chemical Engineering (or even Physical Chemistry) major would have probably been the better long term bet unless he is determined to stay in E&P his whole career. OSU is outstanding in both.

The good news if any is that TSUN doesn't have a Petroleum Engineering major either.

Comment 16 Apr 2015

Pre-Op Consult/Consent: My wife and I trying to corral our 3 kids (all under 5) going nuts in the waiting room. Doctor comes out, surveys the situation and says "Well, I can see why this procedure might make sense for you."

Procedure: Doctor went through two scalpels because of "fibrous tissue." I've seen less "whittling" going on from 70 year old men with bowie knives and a pile of branches nearby. Brutal

Post procedure: sat up in the bed for two days with alternating application of bags of frozen peas. Wife sent the almost-5 year old to deliver beers with new bags of peas. I was shit faced the whole weekend

Comment 13 Apr 2015

Its not one injury...its likely two injuries (residual ACL misalignment and a torn cartilage) that have a very low risk of both resolving inside of two years. His knee is unstable and unlikely to improve to the point where it can withstand the demands of college football.

Or he can get an education and continue to walk

Comment 13 Apr 2015

The combination of an ACL repair that doubtlessly manifested itself in the torn meniscus is just a tragic loss for Jamel and the Buckeyes. I have no doubt that it was handled well by the OSU physicians.

Sometimes you have to let one dream loose to grasp another. I hope he sees the light and gets an OSU education that will carry him through life.

Comment 09 Apr 2015

You're making the comparison of Braxton throwing at a high level, and a kid that could be looking at a knee replacement by the time he's 30. A misalignment in the knee that caused a kid to tear his meniscus and the resultant instability is a potential disability that he could have to deal with for the rest of his life

Comment 09 Apr 2015

I believe the OSU docs. These guys are all tenured members of the OSU faculty and could never be fired or have their careers damaged by the athletic department. As a matter of fact, they would sustain greater damage to their careers as physicians for doing the wrong thing medically. This is one of the big advantages of having the faculty at a teaching hospital like OSU evaluating these kids. OSU could have bailed on him, JT Barrett and even Brianna Gazmarian (Incoming OSU women's soccer player that tore her ACL in November), but they didn't.

Clearly his knee is unstable and his prognosis is poor. If it wasn't, the OSU medical staff would have laid the problem on Urban's lap.

Comment 09 Apr 2015

From one of my best friends who is an orthopedic surgeon at SCOI here in SoCal. "If the kid's knee was poorly aligned, which is entirely possible because of an unsuccessful ACL repair, he wouldn't be a candidate for the transplant. Period. Very few doctors would even think about a second ACL repair, followed by a meniscal transplant. Roughly 90% success rate for the ACL and 75% for the meniscus means 60+% overall and that isn't really the way it works"

Comment 08 Apr 2015

I entered OSU in 77 and was part of a program in Toledo that let you take your senior year in HS at the University of Toledo. I entered as a sophomore (ACT 35) and was directly admitted into the College of Engineering. I got a great education at OSU and went to Hopkins for my MSEE and Standford GSB thereafter. Getting a direct admit into engineering at OSU was a big deal, although I didn't realize it at the time. 2/3 of the pre-engineering majors in UVC dropped out as freshmen. Today, it takes a 3.4 to get automatic admit into Mechanical Engineering once you've finished your Calculus, Physics, Chem and general Engineering classes.

There is no doubt that it is much tougher today

Comment 18 Mar 2015

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Comment 17 Mar 2015

Here on the Left Coast we have coyotes everywhere. They'll sent a bitch in heat to lure dogs out of yards and attack in packs. It is very rare to have one attack a human, but if cornered they will. One put his head into my strike zone while I was carrying a shovel (snakes) out in my small grove of lime trees and I clobbered him. They carry rabies, distemper and any other bacterial nasty they can.

im not a fan

Comment 15 Mar 2015

Only invest in Index funds. Extremely low fees, few taxable distribution issues and they beat all managed funds in return. Never trust stock brokers...they're salesmen.

allocate asset classes (bond funds...equity funds) according to the number of years to retirement. Resist the urge to trade stocks at all costs

this will piss off the brokers on the site. The problem for them is that the numbers are on my side.