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Zallton


Member since 28 August 2012 | Blog

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Watching Will Allen intercept Navarre in 2002 with my dad from the upper stratosphere also-known-as C-Deck
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Recent Activity

Comment 25 Feb 2015

It blows my mind that you distrust separate and independent scientists from all over the globe who are backed by data and accuse them of being biased crooks, while at the same time unconditionally trusting an article from a site called dividedstates.com and believe everything within as 100% unbiased fact. An article, which if you scroll down a bit more, is disputed quite effectively by the top two comments in it's own comments section. 

Comment 24 Feb 2015

Ha, I enjoy being ~={ThAt GuY}=~ every once in a while. If it breaks the commenting policy, then I'm sure I'll be notified by the mods.

Until then, I've had a good time in the discussion and have a new book to read. I think everyone has stayed civil (which isn't a surprise here) and I appreciated the good back and forth.

We can return to discussing which quarterback will start next year, and what's the next suit Braxton will have the gall to wear. With your permission, of course.

Comment 24 Feb 2015

I'm always open to learning more information and other points of views. And I can only imagine the tons of inefficiency and wastefullness when it comes to the issue as a whole. It seems interesting, and no need to donate it, I just ordered it for a whole $.01. Thanks for the suggestion!

Comment 24 Feb 2015

Fair enough, I can't actually see what map they posted inthe article. Being on a work computer, they block the majority of images depending on the format in the articles. I upvoted you for the discussion though.

Anyway, I looked up the source's information and here is the map for the month of January on a global scale (located here) that supports that the data points they picked aren't just "skewed" to fit a misleading narrative. While there are some areas that are colder than normal the trend as a whole is that it's clearly warmer.

And in terms to the semantics of terminology between global warming vs climate change, I don't really care. Global warming is an effect of the larger umbrella of climate change, but it's the term most people default to which is why I use it.

Comment 24 Feb 2015

I think if 78% of statistics are made up, then they aren't statistics. The issue is, these aren't made up numbers. Can they be used to support a biased narrative? Sure, all numbers ever can be. But, it's hard to argue when factually, this is the 6th warmest winter in the last 130 years, and that it isn't a new phenomenon.

The debate isn't really over whether or not it's happening, the vast majority of the scientific community has assured us it is. The very vocal debate is over what is causing it (which I'm going to tip-toe around with respect to the commenting policy).

I fully recognize that I'm taking a small comment and making a mountain out of a mole hill with it, but I enjoy debating. And no, I don't know why it's such a pet-peeve of mine.  

Comment 24 Feb 2015

So, you're saying global warming isn't a thing - despite the statistical data on the national scale - because individually, you are cold?

Comment 12 Feb 2015

That's a famously divisive episode, and it's actually one of my favorites of the series. There's so much about it that's good especially the character development and interaction is great. On top of that, there are very subtle things that happen in that episode that give away a very major plot point that happens towards the end of the of series. 

Comment 12 Jan 2015

A very early onside kick after our first or second score. I'm feeling it. 

Comment 07 Sep 2014

They kept bringing the house on every play, so we had to adjust with passes over the middle. When (Michael) Thomas took the quick slant to the house we realized that's what we needed to do to win the game, instead of deep throws down the sidelines. So we switched it up and we went out and executed.

If only.  

Comment 19 Aug 2014

I'm looking at this like I looked at the Cavs. In such a miserable example of running a team, drafting Anthony Bennett might have actually led them to winning a championship. IF instead of drafting Stay Puft they draft a capable human being, they might contribute enough for the Cavs to make the playoffs. IF they make the playoffs, they don't get the first pick. IF they don't get the first pick, they can't draft Wiggins and have the trade bait for Love. IF we know we can't give Love, Lebron might not come back.

We are going to be a much better team at every position next year compared to this year, except for Braxton leaving. That was before the injury. Now we either have XBrax360 or an experienced Barrett leading a stacked team. Instead of having back to back years of falling short, we can have a very good fun season this year and a truly dominant year next year. 

Comment 19 Aug 2014

I gotta be optimistic or I might cry… But this does change my mentality for the season, it will be fun to win instead of a relief to not lose if that makes sense. But more importantly...

This could set up for a killer next year. Going into this year, I thought we were still a year away from truly having a great team across the board. We had too much that we lost with the O-Line, Hyde, and others to replace quickly. Couple that with a young defense and a new scheme and you have to have a lot fall into place to win it all. Even with Braxton we might have swept the Big Ten (still might), but IMO we weren’t going to be able to take it to the next level to compete with the elites like FSU, Alabama, etc.

Now looking to 2015… We will be better at every position going into the season compared to this year (except maybe D-Line if Spence leaves, but with Bosa will there ever truly be a dropoff?). The secondary will have a season to develop and learn the new schemes brought in by Ash while only losing Grant but we have the talent to replace him. The Linebackers will be solid as Raekwon goes HAM with Perry and Lee. The young Wide Receivers (Wilson, Dixon, Thomas, Marshall)  will be much better off after another year of experience. Ezekiel will be running wild, and I think that he is capable of having a near Hyde-like season in production. And now to top it off, we have either XBrax or an experienced, instead of unproven JT Barrett.

Next year could be the year, boys, but that's still a year away and I'll still be watching every second of every game I can until thn. 

Comment 28 Aug 2013

Not to get all preachy, but keep in mind that a lot these 18 year old kids didn't have the same upbringing as (presumably) you and I. In their situations, there may have never been anyone to teach them the difference between a credit card and a debit card. It's no reason to mock someone over it. /butthurt