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  • NCAA Football Week #11 2019 and Weekend OOT, Mauer 30th

    by coldwarrior ( 57 Comments › )
    Filed under College Football, OOT, Open thread at November 8th, 2019 - 5:00 pm

    It’s an Open. And 30 Years ago… 30.years.ago. Damn, I’m getting old… The Wall came down.

    My liver put up a great fight!

    Welcome to the Weekend! I’m on nights tonight and won’t be back until Saturday morning when I’ll have to rest up for LSU v Alabama.

    And 30 Years ago… 30.years.ago. Damn, I’m getting old… The Wall came down.

    My liver put up a great fight!

    Last week we were 1/2 for a total of 21/41…1100/1000. Vinny gets harder to find if I’m in the black 😉 .

    The college ball this week is all about LSU at Alabama. The Playoff rankings are 1. Ohio State, 2. LSU, 3. Alabama, 4. PSU. LSU and ‘Bama play each other this week. OSU and PSU play each other in 2 weeks.

    The lines as of Wed afternoon:

    #12 Baylor at TCU – Sat, Nov 9, 12:00 PM ET…Why is a #12 only a 2 point favorite against an un-ranked? I have to take the Baylor Bears to beat the spread.

    #4 Penn State at #17 Minnesota – Sat, Nov 9, 12:00 PM ET…PSU is giving 6.5 in Reno…I’ll take the Lions to beat that spread.

    #2 LSU at #3 Alabama – Sat, Nov 9, 3:30 PM ET…’Bama is getting 6 at home. Neither team has a awesome D. LSU is getting 6.5. I think they can beat this spread.

    USC at Arizona State – Sat, Nov 9, 3:30 PM ET…’SC is getting 1.5 at home. ASU will beat this spread.

    #15 Notre Dame at Duke – Sat, Nov 9, 7:30 PM ET…ND is giving 8 and beats this spread.

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    57 Responses to “NCAA Football Week #11 2019 and Weekend OOT, Mauer 30th”
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    1. Aussie Infidel
      1 | November 8, 2019 6:44 pm

      Liked the idea of doing a Francis Drake Privateer solution South of the Border down Mexico way. Still that’s been tried and all we got was Los Zetas. The Special Forces types decided that there was more $$$$ to be made in BEING drug trafficking gangs than destroying drug gangs. There would have to be a mechanism for ‘regulating’ any ‘ off reservation’ departures that involved death and mayhem from the US Marines. Forget the Mexican Federalise, as they are corrupt from top to bottom.

      🙂


    2. Aussie Infidel
      2 | November 8, 2019 6:59 pm

      I remember it well Cold. ‘rented’ a hammer and chisel for 18 Marks and hacked off a sizeable chunk of nicely graffitied wall. Man was that Russian concrete HARD and brittle. You had to dig a slot in it and carefully undermine a hunk to stop it from fracturing and turning to flakes.

      My liver barely survived the post-wall party too. Got the obligatory Checkpoint Charlie stamp in my passport and paid fee for a day visa from the Volks Politze. The looked like a pretty pissed off bunch and had had a ‘sense of humour failure’. The Brit MPs at Charlie weren’t too pleased about me going East due to my security clearance but agreed to let me go as long as I checked back with them when I got back, and had a wee debrief.

      Wandered around Karl Marx Strasse in the cold, looked at the still bombed out wrecked buildings from WWII, and the Stalinesque rows of ‘workers flats’ and returned to the West frozen to the core. Spent 2-3 hours chipping a hunk of wall and retired to a Berlin Irish pub. The Guinness was flowing …and flowing … and flowing. Not too sure how I made it back to my hotel near the Zoo. Next day was bad! Really bad! HEH!

      🙂


    3. eaglesoars
      3 | November 8, 2019 7:00 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      we wouldn’t be using our armed forces. We’d be paying mercenaries, like Erik Prince’s group (Blackwater, I think). We used them in Iraq


    4. eaglesoars
      4 | November 8, 2019 7:18 pm

      https://a.disquscdn.com/get?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dw.com%2Fimage%2F51171587_401.jpg&key=FQSO2Uc7hNkIjeoqMZwlOQ&w=800&h=394

      They unveiled a statue of Reagan at the site of his speech at the wall. I hope this link to a pic works


    5. eaglesoars
      5 | November 8, 2019 7:33 pm

      Pilot loses engine on single engine prop. Gives final message to family and friends – terribly sad

      https://twitter.com/GizaDog/status/1192820086261919749


    6. lobo91
      6 | November 8, 2019 7:41 pm


    7. Aussie Infidel
      7 | November 8, 2019 7:44 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      we wouldn’t be using our armed forces. We’d be paying mercenaries, like Erik Prince’s group (Blackwater, I think). We used them in Iraq

      Los Zeta was the Mexican equivalent of Blackwater and look what happened to that little scheme. Los Zetas just destroyed any neighbouring Drug gang and took their territory and managed it with military precision.Los Zetas are much worse that the criminals they replaced. You think Blackwater or some offshoot of Blackwater will not be tempted by the Billions on offer to take over as a criminal drugs gang?


    8. Aussie Infidel
      8 | November 8, 2019 7:50 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      Oh by the way Eagles as the smoke and rhetoric of Pachamama paganism on show at the Vatican Synod last week dissipates the REAL agenda emerges.

      Pope Frank, Soros, Moon and Sache…. all the usual suspects having secret meetings at the Vatican to plot their hidden agenda. It’s not like the actual facts are all that hard to find and anyone with minimal intelligence can interpret.

      https://www.remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/articles/item/4665-pope-sachs-church-vatican-embraces-united-nations-goals

      Now you may not be all that supportive of the RCC and I understand that totally but that’s a peccadillo compared to the One World Government garbage that they are plotting.

      SPIT

      Mike Matt is a third generation news hound and it shows!


    9. Aussie Infidel
      9 | November 8, 2019 7:54 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Pilot loses engine on single engine prop. Gives final message to family and friends – terribly sad

      https://twitter.com/GizaDog/status/1192820086261919749

      HEH!

      I almost bought it… almost!

      🙂

      But then rationality clicked in and it was all just a prank.

      🙂


    10. eaglesoars
      10 | November 8, 2019 7:54 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      I’ve known about their one world garbage for years. They’ve been completely infested by Liberation Theology, a KGB myth constructed for just that purpose.

      Did you see the picture of the Moloch statue erected in Rome I posted last night


    11. lobo91
      11 | November 8, 2019 8:01 pm


    12. Aussie Infidel
      12 | November 8, 2019 8:04 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      I’ve known about their one world garbage for years. They’ve been completely infested by Liberation Theology, a KGB myth constructed for just that purpose.

      Did you see the picture of the Moloch statue erected in Rome I posted last night

      Yup saw that too.

      It was just down the street from the Vatican City at the Colleseum. Lock up your babies folks. These wicked bastards would love to sacrifice live babies to Molach if they could. The whole Pachamama BS was just the smokescreen to distract the paroles. The real work was about the UN and Vatican axis and the One World Order.

      Just saying that makes me shake my head. In saner times I’d have said that it is all delusion. But now I’ve got to believe my lying eyes!

      Tragic if it wasn’t so wicked, terrible and true.

      SPIT


    13. eaglesoars
      13 | November 8, 2019 8:04 pm

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      But then rationality clicked in and it was all just a prank.

      well, thanks for the spoiler alert, Sparky


    14. eaglesoars
      14 | November 8, 2019 8:42 pm

      Trump Puts Down New Roots in Greenland

      But the plan for a new U.S. consulate has drawn unease and even suspicion from some in Denmark and Greenland, thanks in part to Trump’s colonial-style bid to buy up the island, which the president acknowledged earlier this year.

      oh shut up, you sleep soundly in your beds because of Trump’s wolves.

      https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/11/08/trump-puts-down-new-roots-greenland-arctic-denmark/


    15. eaglesoars
      15 | November 8, 2019 9:01 pm

      finally

      #NEW: The top Republican on the House Intel CMTE, Rep. Devin Numes, has formally requested the panel’s chairman, Rep. Adam Schiff, testify in a closed-door setting, claiming he is a “fact witness” in the impeachment inquiry against Pres. Trump.


    16. eaglesoars
      16 | November 8, 2019 9:33 pm

      Antifa thugs gets 6 yrs for assault

      https://www.westernjournal.com/judge-throws-book-antifa-punk-sent-good-samaritan-hospital/


    17. coldwarrior
      17 | November 8, 2019 9:43 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:
      Heh…we ran into each other I’m sure


    18. lobo91
      18 | November 8, 2019 11:22 pm


    19. coldwarrior
      19 | November 8, 2019 11:41 pm

      @ lobo91:
      Heh


    20. lobo91
      20 | November 9, 2019 12:04 am

      @ coldwarrior:

      Reminds me of an inmate’s file that I was looking at earlier today. One of his charges was for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

      The gun in question was a Jimenez Arms .380 ACP. Personally, I think he should have gotten a pass on that charge. The only person that POS is a danger to is the one holding it.

      Jimenez Arms (J.A.) is an American firearms manufacturer based in Henderson, Nevada. The company was started in August 2004 using the molds and machinery from bankrupt Bryco Arms and makes six models of firearm.

      Under its Bryco name, the company was described by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms as one of the “Ring of Fire” companies of inexpensive firearms makers.[1]

      All firearms manufactured by Jimenez Arms are constructed of injection-molded Zamak, a zinc alloy.


    21. coldwarrior
      21 | November 9, 2019 12:50 am

      Ummmm….the bond yield is way up.


    22. AZfederalist
      22 | November 9, 2019 11:38 am

      lobo91 wrote:

      All firearms manufactured by Jimenez Arms are constructed of injection-molded Zamak, a zinc alloy.

      That seems a bit sporty.


    23. lobo91
      23 | November 9, 2019 12:01 pm

      @ AZfederalist:

      A friend had a Jennings J-22, which was the .22LR version of the same gun. The POS would jam after about every other round


    24. Deplorable Martian Overlord
      24 | November 9, 2019 1:27 pm

      @ lobo91:
      I have a Phoenix .25. Supposed to be about the same quality. So far not too bad though, but a bitch to find ammo for.


    25. RIX
      25 | November 9, 2019 2:38 pm

      @ coldwarrior:
      Hey CW , penn State is losing to Minnesota 31to 19 early in the 4th quarter. Should warm your heart.


    26. 26 | November 9, 2019 3:05 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      But then rationality clicked in and it was all just a prank.

      well, thanks for the spoiler alert, Sparky

      Psssst… Spoiler alert…. Epstein didn’t kill himself….


    27. coldwarrior
      27 | November 9, 2019 4:27 pm

      RIX wrote:

      @ coldwarrior:
      Hey CW , penn State is losing to Minnesota 31to 19 early in the 4th quarter. Should warm your heart.

      they looked horrible…i root for them as they are no longer a rival, thanks to the bastard paterno.


    28. coldwarrior
      28 | November 9, 2019 4:53 pm

      so, Trump is at the LSU v ALabama game, CBS hasn’t even mentioned that POTUS is i attendance.

      when it was Obama, boy howdy, they interviewed him before and after the game.


    29. Aussie Infidel
      29 | November 9, 2019 5:57 pm

      doriangrey wrote:

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      But then rationality clicked in and it was all just a prank.

      well, thanks for the spoiler alert, Sparky

      Psssst… Spoiler alert…. Epstein didn’t kill himself….

      HEH!

      🙂

      OK … OK … Rub it in why don’t ya?

      🙂


    30. Aussie Infidel
      30 | November 9, 2019 6:06 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Pilot loses engine on single engine prop. Gives final message to family and friends – terribly sad

      https://twitter.com/GizaDog/status/1192820086261919749

      Well ya can’t rea.ly blame me !

      I was on the volunteer crash waggon at Ardmore airfield, when I was instructing. Some moron had his engine stop just after take off and we saw his airplane disappear down behind some trees. When we got there the airplane was in a hedge with a broken nose wheel. His dolly-bird passenger was totally calm ‘ chewing gum and twirling her clutch bag’ on her finger. He was a jabbering wreck. 🙂

      Seems he was the ‘boss’, and was showing off to his ‘secretary’ prior to an afternoon assignation. He forgot to turn the fuel switch to a full tank prior to take off. Once the fuel in the lines was exhausted the propeller and the sound stopped, and it was all over red rover’. 🙂

      The function of a propeller is to keep a pilot cool.

      Don’t believe me?

      Just watch him sweat when the prop stops!

      HEH!

      🙂


    31. coldwarrior
      32 | November 9, 2019 9:18 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      they’ve been ‘collapsing’ for 20 years.


    32. yenta-fada
      33 | November 9, 2019 10:30 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      I saw a piece in zerohedge a couple of weeks ago that the Banks in Lebanon had been closed for a few days. I do not know how or if this problem was dealt with. That would have kicked up the stress levels there. Possibly related to the Government going wonky. Iran has continued to build power in places it does not belong. They ignore the needs of their own people.


    33. coldwarrior
      34 | November 9, 2019 11:10 pm

      3/5 this week…24/46…1200/1000


    34. rain of lead
      36 | November 10, 2019 6:15 am

      @ coldwarrior:
      so the vols beat kentucky bringing their record to 5-5

      as coach majors once said

      “they remember what you do in november”


    35. rain of lead
      37 | November 10, 2019 6:16 am

      The word “coup” shifted to a new level of formalized meaning last week when members of the political resistance showed up to remove President Trump wearing military uniforms.

      Not only did U.S. military leadership remain silent to the optics and purpose, but in the testimony of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman he admits to giving instructions to ignore the instructions from a sitting United States President.

      In the absence of push-back from the Joint Chiefs, from this moment forth, the impression is tacit U.S. military support for the Vindman objective.

      https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/11/09/the-coup-against-a-sitting-u-s-president-became-official-on-october-29th-2019/


    36. coldwarrior
      39 | November 10, 2019 8:29 am

      rain of lead wrote:

      @ coldwarrior:
      so the vols beat kentucky bringing their record to 5-5

      as coach majors once said

      “they remember what you do in november”

      might get bowl eligible!


    37. coldwarrior
      40 | November 10, 2019 8:30 am

      rain of lead wrote:

      https://www.weaselzippers.us/437149-real-america-trump-greeted-by-thunderous-applause-at-lsu-alabama-game/

      do notice that unlike obama, he wasn’t interviewed by the sporting press before and then after the game


    38. RIX
      41 | November 10, 2019 8:36 am

      coldwarrior wrote:

      rain of lead wrote:

      https://www.weaselzippers.us/437149-real-america-trump-greeted-by-thunderous-applause-at-lsu-alabama-game/

      do notice that unlike obama, he wasn’t interviewed by the sporting press before and then after the game

      Very telling, isn’t it?


    39. Buckeye Abroad
      42 | November 10, 2019 8:51 am

      I watched the Buckeyes pummel Maryland until the scored their 5th TD sometime the 2nd quarter and stopped watching. Minnesota surprised me, but the Penn QB throwing 3 interceptions is what did it.

      Alabama vs LSU was a good game, but I find it hard to believe the QB fumbled in the red zone without a soul around him and the punter lets the ball go through his hands.


    40. RIX
      43 | November 10, 2019 9:06 am

      Out of nowhere Illinois just became bowl eligible. They scored 27 points in the fourth quarter to
      defeat Michigan State! Nobody saw this coming.


    41. coldwarrior
      44 | November 10, 2019 1:23 pm

      @ Buckeye Abroad:
      19 and 20 year old amateurs


    42. coldwarrior
      45 | November 10, 2019 1:23 pm

      @ RIX:
      The vols v the illini.

      I like it


    43. 46 | November 10, 2019 5:01 pm

      I didn’t expect The Wall to come down.


    44. 47 | November 11, 2019 1:05 am

      @ eaglesoars:
      😀 😀 😀


    45. 48 | November 11, 2019 1:06 am

      @ The Other Les:
      What amazed me at the time was that the news media completely missed what was going down.


    46. 49 | November 11, 2019 1:09 am

      @ doriangrey:
      Horshack knows something, but he’s not talking, and Barbarino skipped town.


    47. Buckeye Abroad
      50 | November 11, 2019 4:10 am

      @ coldwarrior:

      True. An acquiantance of mine, who does quite well gambling, assures me the NFL is rigged which I assumed for years anyway.

      BTW- Happy Veterans day. I was stationed in Baden-Württemberg when the Wall fell (and watched it on TV like everybody else! LOL). We visited Berlin a few years ago and the wife and I had our pictures taken at Check Point Charlie. Wierd feeling when we recalled she was a student in Moscow and I was solider stationed in West Germany at the time. Funny how life turns out.


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    49. rain of lead
    50. lobo91
      56 | November 11, 2019 11:56 am

      New York Goes Out With A Whimper In Its Case Against ExxonMobil

      Last Thursday, in a move that surprised everyone but perhaps shouldn’t have come as a surprise at all, New York State Attorney General Tish James withdrew two counts of fraud against ExxonMobil during her closing arguments in the flimsy case she and her predecessor, Eric Schneiderman, spent the last half-decade pursuing against the energy giant.

      Tellingly, AG James dismissed the two of her original fraud counts that were based on laws requiring demonstration of actual harm in order to obtain a positive judgment. Her suit claimed that ExxonMobil’s alleged “fraud” of keeping two separate estimates of the future costs of greenhouse gas emissions had cost investors in recent years. Yet, as the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board pointed out in an editorial titled “Parody of a Climate Trial” published on November 7, “Not a single Exxon shareholder at trial claimed to have been deceived. A PricewaterhouseCoopers director who performed 13 years of audits for Exxon said he was not aware of any attempt to manipulate either cost.”

      Faced with her failure to produce any real evidence of damages in the case, Ms. James is stuck with clinging to two other counts of alleged fraud under the state’s 1921 Martin Act. As I pointed out in a piece last week, that hyper-expansive law does not require the state to prove details like “intent, fraudulent public statements by the defendant or even that investors were adversely impacted.” Under that law, the Attorney General must only prove that some misrepresentation took place.

      Thus, at long last, the case that originated as a much-ballyhooed multi-state effort to prosecute ExxonMobil under the false allegation that it somehow knew all about “greenhouse gas” theory decades before Dr. James Hansen and then-Senator Al Gore started talking about it in the late 1980s, concludes with the Attorney General for the State of New York admitting that she can’t even prove that the company’s public disclosures about its bookkeeping damaged a single investor. Here is how ExxonMobil attorney Ted Wells summarized the experience in his closing remarks:

      “I have lived with this case, I’ve watched the three year investigation where they changed from theory to theory to theory. I mean it was like, you know, somebody in Moby Dick going after the great white whale. They were trying to get ExxonMobil. We started with climate science. We went to another theory. Went to stranded assets. We ended up with this theory. And then we did something that a lot of corporations don’t do. We did. We said put up or shut up. We said we will try this case, we will not settle this case because we have not done anything wrong.”


    51. eaglesoars
      57 | November 11, 2019 1:38 pm

      @ lobo91:

      wait till they start on fracking.

      Exxon/Mobil should sue for costs


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