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  1. cool! I went to the Amherst college Robert Frost library when I wanted a change of scenery. I agree that N-Hamp prob has better restaurants. And also agree nobody there really cares about UMass football. They've only tried to "go Div 1" for 6 or 7 years now. It was the administration that wanted to leave FCS, the alums didn't care. Alums care about the basketball team. And the states population doesn't care unlike Midwest and southern states for their flagship U's.
  2. heard its the farthest a UH team has traveled in the US for a football game (~5,000 miles). They played last fall at Aloha and UH won 46-40 in a "defensive battle". so it might be an entertaining game. For people who have never been to Amherst it's a nice college town in a semi- rural part of the state (the Pioneer valley). I am an alum. And Northampton, Mass 7 miles away is also nice New England small city, is home of Smith college, which is kind of known as an olde-time dyke school. -- but I can personally neither confirm nor deny!
  3. $10 ! I'll just skip usual post-work strip club visit tonight.
  4. myMom. I remember visiting her in 2012 and asked her why she wasn't on her computer anymore. I turned it on and she tried to manipulate icons on the screen using her finger, not with the mouse OMG. She forgot how it worked. She had emailed me only 8 months earlier about something important. it happens fast. as for Trump? Who knows?
  5. about 38. next on my list are Montana and New Mex.
  6. Whats in a name?.....the King of England removes his German name. Most of the British royal family is ethnically German in some degree..... ------------------------------------------------------------------------ King George V changes his last name and that of all his relatives from Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to “Windsor.” He’s naming his family after the castle. Or possibly the necktie knot.
  7. French Army, August 1914. Before WWI the strategy was the opposite of camouflage. You wanted to be positively identified as to which side you were on. When soldiers were using weapons such as muskets, they created so much smoke after every shot you could hardly see what was going on. You wanted to be identified by your fellow soldiers so they wouldn't shoot you. The enemy was a little further away and the accuracy of muskets was so poor, it didn’t matter if the enemy saw you. They could not aim and hit you. The value in shooting at each other was in the fact that if an entire row of soldiers fired in your direction at the same time they were bound to hit someone. I learned this while at Fort George, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario Canada. It was the scene of several battles during the War of 1812 .
  8. very nice! I heard the Oregon Duck locker room has a waterfall in it. A look inside the $68M Oregon Ducks football center - The Business ... https://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/.../a-look-inside-the-68m-oregon-ducks.html A description for this result is not available because of this site's robots.txt
  9. Sen. Ben Tillman (D-South Carolina) says the race riots in East St. Louis were caused by white prejudice against the negro. “The more the Northern people know of the negro the less they like him. ... The white blood, becoming once aroused, grows savage and very cruel.” He thinks that white Northern men being trained in military camps in the South will improve their understanding of the negro problem. I shudder to think what Pitchfork Ben’s solution to the negro problem might be.
  10. yeah fires above Doyle up 395 in Long Valley ,,,,, .... hope it all works out. We haven't had any lighting soo... people caused it. likely.
  11. it was also almost named "Argenta'. But seems nobody could spell that either. The US Post office rejected it. yep, naming places after dead or heroic Civil War guys was done all over the Western US at that time..... Colfax, California was named after the US Speaker of the house who helped pass the 13th Amendment. A senator from Indiana. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schuyler_Colfax
  12. I like history and Reno was named after US Civil War general Jesse Reno. (he died in battle in Maryland, 1862) Reno was of French (Canadian?) heritage and his family anglicized his last names spelling from Renault or Renaux or something to "Reno" because people couldn't pronounce it right or spell it.
  13. is Humpin Hannahs still there? Old Boise? I saw good rock band in there- but was a while ago.
  14. the German Reichstag is cracking. German Chancellor Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg and his cabinet quit. It seems they were responsible to the Reichstag after all, despite theoretically only answering to the crown, their position having become untenable when the left and center parties join to threaten to refuse to vote war credits unless the government sets out its war aims. Meanwhile, Kaiser Wilhelm offers the possibility of equal suffrage in Prussia. Clearly a desperation move, but as it happens one he can do himself by decree, as opposed to reforming the German Reichstag.
  15. LMAO. LMAO. LMAO!! Wow. So Who claimed that? Gawd damn\! getting senile in your old age Otter? LMAO -- AGAIN!! \