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  1. Vader

    PSU Franklin

    Portland State? They're not playing until Spring.
  2. Animal skull? Yes. Human skull? Please. Nobody just leaves those lying around in the woods. Well, maybe in the Pine Barrens in New Jersey. But, still, even then they know it's not folk art.
  3. What do you mean? I've been led to believe that this was all going to disappear on Wednesday.
  4. You apparently haven't been following along. This isn't even close to his personal best. BTW, if you'd like to see more answers like this, might I suggest you head for the nearest Asian market and pick up a bag of fortune cookies.
  5. I agree. But, that's what we know at the moment. Bear in mind that this has only been on the scene for less than a year. Even pharmaceutical companies introducing new drugs typically run studies with longer durations to gauge long-term outcomes. Even with polio, the outcomes were not recognized immediately.
  6. I'd be remiss if I didn't point out that polio is a virus as well. While the impact of polio, both long and short term, is now well known, there was a time when it was not.
  7. That was my first thought as well. You, or someone you know, uncovers a human skull in the woods and your first thought is to liven up the face of death by outfitting it with some sunglasses and putting it on the mantle?
  8. So much for the coveted IU9 bubble. It seems only fitting that their insistence on being included in the district playoffs (after wreaking havoc on the district sports schedule by playing only within their bubble) would lead to this. While I don't have any issues with those schools playing only in their bubble, they should have been excluded from participating with any teams outside the bubble in the postseason.
  9. The very least you could do is give the people who wrote this credit for their thoughts instead of making a few cuts then implying it as your own. I wonder why BobRx didn't sign this? An Open Letter to Judge Amy Coney Barrett From Your Notre Dame Colleagues October 10, 2020 Dear Judge Barrett, We write to you as fellow faculty members at the University of Notre Dame. We congratulate you on your nomination to the United States Supreme Court. An appointment to the Court is the crowning achievement of a legal career and speaks to the commitments you have made throughout your life. And while we are not pundits, from what we read your confirmation is all but assured. That is why it is vital that you issue a public statement calling for a halt to your nomination process until after the November presidential election. We ask that you take this unprecedented step for three reasons. First, voting for the next president is already underway. According to the United States Election Project (https://electproject.github.io/Early-Vote-2020G/index.html), more than seven million people have already cast their ballots, and millions more are likely to vote before election day. The rushed nature of your nomination process, which you certainly recognize as an exercise in raw power politics, may effectively deprive the American people of a voice in selecting the next Supreme Court justice. You are not, of course, responsible for the anti-democratic machinations driving your nomination. Nor are you complicit in the Republican hypocrisy of fast-tracking your nomination weeks before a presidential election when many of the same senators refused to grant Merrick Garland so much as a hearing a full year before the last election. However, you can refuse to be party to such maneuvers. We ask that you honor the democratic process and insist the hearings be put on hold until after the voters have made their choice. Following the election, your nomination would proceed, or not, in accordance with the wishes of the winning candidate. Next, the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dying wish was that her seat on the court remain open until a new president was installed. At your nomination ceremony at the White House, you praised Justice Ginsburg as “a woman of enormous talent and consequence, whose life of public service serves as an example to us all.” Your nomination just days after Ginsburg’s death was unseemly and a repudiation of her legacy. Given your admiration for Justice Ginsburg, we ask that you repair the injury to her memory by calling for a pause in the nomination until the next president is seated. Finally, your nomination comes at a treacherous moment in the United States. Our politics are consumed by polarization, mistrust, and fevered conspiracy theories. Our country is shaken by pandemic and economic suffering. There is violence in the streets of American cities. The politics of your nomination, as you surely understand, will further inflame our civic wounds, undermine confidence in the court, and deepen the divide among ordinary citizens, especially if you are seated by a Republican Senate weeks before the election of a Democratic president and congress. You have the opportunity to offer an alternative to all that by demanding that your nomination be suspended until after the election. We implore you to take that step. We’re asking a lot, we know. Should Vice-President Biden be elected, your seat on the court will almost certainly be lost. That would be painful, surely. Yet there is much to be gained in risking your seat. You would earn the respect of fair-minded people everywhere. You would provide a model of civic selflessness. And you might well inspire Americans of different beliefs toward a renewed commitment to the common good. We wish you well and trust you will make the right decision for our nation. Yours in Notre Dame, John Duffy, English Douglass Cassel, Emeritus, Law School Barbara J, Fick, Emerita, Law School Fernand N. Dutile, Professor of Law Emeritus Joseph Bauer, Emeritus, Law School Jimmy Gurulé, Professor of Law. Thomas Kselman, Emeritus, History Catherine E. Bolten, Anthropology and Peace Studies Karen Graubart, History and Gender Studies Margaret Dobrowolska, Physics Aedín Clements, Hesburgh Libraries Cheri Smith, Hesburgh Libraries Antonio Delgado, Physics Atalia Omer, Peace Studies Eileen Hunt Botting, Political Science Jason A. Springs, Peace Studies David Hachen, Sociology Manoel Couder, Physics Jacek Furdyna, Physics Carmen Helena Tellez, Music Kristin Shrader-Frechette, Biological Sciences, Philosophy John T. Fitzgerald, Theology Debra Javeline, Political Science Philippe Collon, Physics Cara Ocobock, Anthropology Amy Mulligan, Irish, Medieval Studies and Gender Studies Stephen M. Fallon, Program of Liberal Studies and Dept of English Jessica Shumake, University Writing Program and Gender Studies Mandy L. Havert, Hesburgh Libraries Dana Villa, Political Science Stephen M. Hayes, Emeritus, Hesburgh Libraries Catherine Perry, Emerita, Romance Languages & Literatures Olivier Morel, Film, Television, and Theatre. Darlene Catello, Music Encarnación Juárez-Almendros, Emerita, Romance Languages & Literatures James Sterba, Philosophy Laura Bayard, Emerita, Hesburgh Libraries Susan Sheridan, Anthropology Mary E. Frandsen, Music Mark Golitko, Anthropology Christopher Ball, Anthropology Gail Bederman, History G. Margaret Porter, Emerita, Hesburgh Libraries Cecilia Lucero, Center for University Advising Peri E. Arnold, Emeritus, Political Science Amitava Krishna Dutt, Political Science Julia Marvin, Program of Liberal Studies Julia Adeney Thomas, History Michael C. Brownstein, East Asian Languages & Cultures Christopher Liebtag Miller, Medieval Institute Maxwell Johnson, Theology John Sitter, Emeritus, English Robert Norton, German Hye-jin Juhn, Hesburgh Libraries Denise M. Della Rossa, German Sotirios A. Barber, Political Science Pamela Robertson Wojcik, Film, TV and Theatre Jeff Diller, Mathematics Ann Mische, Sociology and Peace Studies Zygmunt Baranski, Romance Languages & Literatures Robert R. Coleman, Emeritus, Art History William Collins Donahue, German, FTT, & Keough Sarah McKibben, Irish Language and Literature George A. Lopez, emeritus, Kroc Institute Mark Roche, German Nelson Mark, Economics Vittorio Hosle, German, Philosophy and Political Science Tobias Boes, German A. Nilesh Fernando, Economics Fred Dallmayr, Emeritus, Philosophy and Political Science Greg Kucich, English Kate Marshall, English Mark A. Sanders, English Christopher Hamlin, History Meredith S. Chesson, Anthropology Ricardo Ramirez, Political Science Stephen Fredman, Emeritus, English Dan Graff, History and the Higgins Labor Program Henry Weinfield, Program of Liberal Studies (Emeritus) Mary R. D’Angelo, Theology (Emerita) Asher Kaufman, Kroc Institute, History Stephen J. Miller, Music Janet A. Kourany, Philosophy and Gender Studies Michelle Karnes, English Jill Godmilow, Emerita, Film, Television & Theatre Mary Beckman, Emerita, Center for Social Concerns Clark Power, Program of Liberal Studies Richard Williams, Sociology Benedict Giamo, Emeritus, American Studies Ernesto Verdeja, Political Science and Peace Studies Catherine Schlegel, Classics Margaret A. Doody, English, Professor Emerita Marie Collins Donahue, Eck Institute of Global Health David C. Leege, Emeritus, Political Science Xavier Creary, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (Emeritus) Romana Huk, PhD, English Joseph M. Parent, Professor of Political Science Mary Celeste Kearney, Film, Television, and Theatre, and Gender Studies Richard Sheehan, Ph.D., Department of Finance, Mendoza College of Business Marty Wolfson, Emeritus, Economics Michael Kackman, PhD, Department of Film, Television, and Theatre Ann Marie Power, PhD, Sociology Or why you didn't post, or take credit, for this... Statement from Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., on Justice Amy Coney Barrett On behalf of the University of Notre Dame, I congratulate Amy Coney Barrett on her confirmation today by the United States Senate as a justice of the United States Supreme Court. Recognized by experts from across the spectrum of judicial philosophies as a superb legal scholar and judge, she is an esteemed colleague and a teacher revered by her students. Justice Barrett becomes the first alumna of Notre Dame Law School and the first Notre Dame faculty member to be so honored. We join her family and friends in celebrating this momentous achievement, and we assure Justice Barrett and all her colleagues on the nation’s highest court of our continued prayers in their work of administering justice and upholding the Constitution.
  10. Vader

    PSU Franklin

    If your defense can't stop Indiana with less than two minutes to go in the fourth quarter and the game on the line, you've got bigger problems than time management.
  11. No, no, no. You have to look beyond the wording someone is using. They fancy themselves an expert in semantics. "My investments are independent of the market, taxes will rise no matter who wins, and SS is something I refuse----as all entitlements". When your "investments" (read pension) are guaranteed by the state (read taxpayers) then you truly are independent of the market. This is the game that someone likes to play.
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