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  1. The uncle has been charged with murder and kidnapping but they still haven't been able to find the girl.
  2. For what it is worth, as has been said the USPS is there to provide a basic service to the entire country and is unlikely to be generating profits and more likely to lose money. I will add a little on the $2.1 billion in debt, my grandpa was in the business of building and leasing post office buildings back in the 60s to 80s (around 2 or 3 dozen) in mainly small towns around the intermountain west and one of my cousins now works part time managing them and making sure they get maintained, etc. My cousin has been to a couple of convention type meetings for owners of post office buildings. What he has been told was that USPS has been pretty sound financially historically. But Congress more than probably any other factor has puit them in debt. You can do a search and find more than one instance where congress took tens of millions of dollars from the USPS (despite the fact that the USPS was not being given any federal tax money other than of course the directly related tax of buying postage). On top of the money raids by Congress, in 2006 Congress passed a law that required the USPS to increase the funding for USPS pensions to an almost absurd level by prefunding them for like 50 years in advance in front end loaded payments, thereby sucking away much of the money to cover current operating expenses. So between the fact that the USPS has to fund the pensions to a degree that no other business or government organization has to and also has had some of the money they could have used to do to so taken by Congress and spent elsewhere, it has lead to a pretty sizable amount of debt. It is more than likely that FedEx and UPS, etc lobbied for the 2006 law to try and make the USPS look bad by putting it into debt.
  3. Agreed, season 8 is pretty much a B-grade fantasy show from the 90s at this point as far as writing. I think the show would actually be improved with some cameos by Kevin Sorbo and Lucy Lawless who can come depose the local tyrant (Cersei) as wandering heroes.
  4. War council Saw this (made from episode 2) and it made me understand why the Battle of Winterfell went the way it did.
  5. I get that they wanted the battle to be dramatic and for the living to barely pull it off, but the could have done that without having the living utilize the worst battle strategies possible. The drama could come from things going wrong even with good troop deployments and strategy. Like they send the Dothraki out on a flank to widdle away the dead with arrows or small charges along the edges of the undead hoard and you see the trebuchets smashing big holes in the undead hoard. And you have the infantry deployed behind the ditch instead of in front of it. Dany and Jon keep an eye out for NK and dragon but don't see him, they manage a few CAS runs but NK was willing to risk a few white walkers to toss ice javelins as air defense so Jon and Dany are forced to pull back. The defenses seem to be mainly holding at first but then something happens like the remaining wildings see their families among the wights or the troops from the vale of Arryn (they haven't seen the undead like some of the others) panic when the pressure starts to build and part of the line gives way leading to falling back to the castle and Dothraki could get ambushed from behind their flank by hoard of undead animals like bears and wolves that spook their horses. But again the defenses of the castle walls seem to hold for a while with lots of fire arrows and burning stuff holding off the hoard for a bit until the white out blizzard rolls in and NK his dragon smash a hole in the wall (Dany and Jon couldn't spot him to engage until too late because of blizzard) while undead giant(s) smashes the main gate and then hoard climbs walls in other spots when defenders get distracted with other breaches, etc. With multiple breaches happening it would then make sense for the remaining defenders to get trapped in small groups trying to fight of overwhelming numbers and slowly get overwhelmed. You don't have make the defenders imbeciles to still have the battle go wrong with a better battle plan and show how overwhelming the undead hoard is.
  6. For what is is worth, over on USUfans one guy says he was sitting right at the tunnel that Nevada exited into and said the whole Nevada team exited calmly, and that Caroline didn't appear to be agitated at that point. Also said the fans around that vicinity where generally saying things like good game and trying to high five Nevada. There is also video of Nevada exiting the floor and no obvious altercation appears to happen. If anything happened it appears it was after Nevada left the court, but it appears most people will be content to assume USU students instigated it, although the evidence appears to be otherwise.
  7. Something, he landed sort of weird on a play and did get hit in the head and lost his helmet, so probably being cautious about a concussion.
  8. Somebody post something like claiming USU has the best attendance and fan support or maybe poke some Boise or SDSU fans with a stick. Maybe claim that USU had the best moral victories over the past 8 years or something. 😉
  9. Hmm odd that Boise doesn't seem to make it to the MWC championship when they have the "easy" half of the west division weird. To answer your question USU doesn't have much in the way of "marquee" wins. I think that is part of the problem of college football is the argument you are attempting to make of giving automatic preference to teams because they were good in the past. The only thing of relevance is the current year and maybe the past year. College team rosters usually change dramatically year to year, what does it matter if you went to the Fiesta bowl 5 years ago if no of those players are on the team still? Imagine in another sports league like say the NFL saying that the Eagles are a better team this year than say the Chiefs because the Eagles won a big game last year and when was the last time the Chiefs won the Super bowl? It is silly. I am not going to argue about that USU has a great track record of winning against some supposed big time team that sets the bar for what makes a team good. You can only play the games you have, is it USUs fault that in large part the rest of the conference doesn't have winning records? I will be the first to admit that if USU comes up against a team with a solid defensive scheme and an offense that can actually score that USU might fall flat on their face, but for now I would wager the USU football team is happy to have people underestimate them.
  10. So two team that are slightly above .500 congrats. I haven't seen anyone making the argument that USU has played a tough schedule. Sagarin has Fresno at something like #91 for SOS and USU at #116 so again congratulations your sos is dominating USU by being so great. I guess if you want to hang your hat on the #91 sos go ahead.
  11. Tell us about the plethora of teams on Fresno's schedule with winning records.
  12. But why do they leave the tent? That seems to be biggest mystery in this story.
  13. I think this is one of the more interesting rabbit holes I have come across. One can obviously not be certain, but a natural phenomenon like wind or an avalanche does not seem probable. I suspect there was some sort of cover up involved. I think the mysterious lights spotted by others point to some sort of top secret testing in the area. Whether the group actually saw something they were not meant to see or not, someone in the Soviet government and/or military learned they were heading to the area and was suspicious they had or would probably see something by being in the area and had them eliminated. Some of the group possibly resisted leading to the traumatic injuries while the rest were forced out into the cold night without any gear that would allow them to survive, the perpetrators knowing that they would die from hypothermia. This lead to at least some staging of things at the camp by the perpetrators to obscure what had happened. That is my best guess. Thanks for putting this together.