Recent comments by Cinco-X

Jackdawracy wrote:

If you allowed a 9 year old girl to drive a Formula 1 racing car, you'd probably get similar awful results.

I hope her parents have cancelled those lessons.

Wilberforce wrote:

trick question.
Oklahoma didn't beat Alabama. Only Alabama can beat Alabama (like it did when it tried a 57 yard FG)

Okay...I'm genuinely curious about record against Stoops.
Auburn was luck...Oklahoma was good coaching on the part Stoops and his staff. Of course, their players had to go out and make the plays too.

For you haters out there, here's Saban getting creamed covering a kickoff return:
Watch Nick Saban Get Absolutely Blown Up On Kickoff Return When He Was In High School

Wilberforce wrote:

IIRC, Saban has a losing record against Gus Malzahn.

What's his record versus Bob Stoops?

Rob Dawg wrote:

I reject the idea that winning percentage is the proper criterion for ranking coaches.

Winningest is most wins, not highest winning percentage. IIRC, 3 of the 4 are in the top 6 most wins, and I think that total wins can't be ignored.

Blackhalo wrote:

recent past, in the same regard as Alabamans do.

The Mount Rushmore of College Football Head Coaches | Bleacher Report

Winningest college coach of all time is from Alabama, and Bear Bryant coached there too...

lawyerliz wrote:

Lithuanians are really into their language.

It seems they can actually be a little condescending to other languages...

Rajesh wrote:

Current thinking is that Sanskrit derives from Farsi (Persian), but stay tuned.

I'd love to hear more...I'll be heading down to Atlanta tonight and won't be logged on much until next week. If you see me logged off, please hold off until I get back...

lawyerliz wrote:

Strongly related to Sanscrit. She tried to teach me once. It was an immediate flop.

Yes...I believe that Persian (Latin as well) too derives from Sanskrit, but it's my impression from the woman to whom I referred that Persian was most direct in lineage.

lawyerliz wrote:

My bff in high school was from Lithuania. At the time she clearly thought of the Russians as invaders. As the decades went by I think the attitude softened somewhat. Poles were bad too

They still feel that way. On another note, the Lithuanian language apparently derives from Persian and is not a Slavic language as one might expect. They apparently conjugate verb and nouns and perhaps other words. It's apparently quite complex. This was related to me by a woman who is married to a man from Lithuania.

Rob Dawg wrote:

That's way under 10% of manufacturing costs to labor.

That's probably half the overhead cost to provide healthcare to Union retirees...

RE wrote:

Are you sure that Yoringe is German or just lives in Germany? I'm not.

He is awfully pro-Russian, but he's told us he's German, his father or grandfather was a German paratrooper, and he lives in Spain with his GF.

Blackhalo wrote:

I don't think the Germans hold their recent past, in the same regard as Alabamans do.


Firemane wrote:

you're awfully thin skinned for a Nazi...
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I think Yoringe has put me on ignore...

Rob Dawg wrote:

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Yoringe wrote:

My Grandfather was a Paratrooper...

I was yanking your're awfully thin skinned for a Nazi...

Yoringe wrote:

...any Country that commemorates the Waffen -SS gets limited pitty from me...

Why? They might be honoring your Grandfather one day...

Jackdawracy wrote:

East Porterville Residents Without Water As Wells Go Dry During California Drought « CBS Sacramento

At least the almond trees are well watered...

bearly wrote:

Who gets to hold up the stop sign ?

It seems at the moment that Russia will take what it wants. It probably doesn't want the headaches of a complete takeover, and it probably doesn't want Chernobyl. I suspect that it does want the oil and gas fields.

Citizen AllenM wrote:

So, the real intelligence question of the day is what is the Russian stop line in eastern Ukraine?

vtcodger wrote:

I found the speech completely unpersuasive. IIRC the response to Powell's speech from other countries (except Britain) who had not been bribed into supporting the Coalition of the Misguided was close to outright laughter.

I think we know his heart wasn't in it, and he probably already knew he was on the way out...

ResistanceIsFeudal wrote:

The bubble was historic and the recovery weak

Expensive too.

The question you must ask is "would it have been better not to buy that weak recovery?"...

JP wrote:

Tanks inside a C-5 Galaxy: 
Edit: And a C-130 loading into a C-5, at the bottom: This Monster Plane Can Carry Almost Anything Inside It... Including Other Planes. WHAT?!

Shakes Tiny Fist of Fury

sm_landlord wrote:

...Or some C-130s. I think they can carry tanks.

I think they could only carry Sheridan light tanks. I think you need a C5-A to carry an M1 or M60 tank.

JP wrote:

When you think about it, it's a economic miracle that there is a difference between the rates offered by the Fed and return on Treasuries.
Everyone who has access should just borrow the max and bid up Treasuries until the two rates are equal.

The great thing about your strategy is that Treasuries add to your capital base (assuming I understand this concept), so the more treasuries you buy, the more you should be able to borrow to buy more treasuries...

vtcodger wrote:

T-72BM Upgrade Kit 800000$

Can I order one from Amazon? If I have Amazon Prime, do I get free shipping?

I think they carry the cheap Chinese knockoff...

ResistanceIsFeudal wrote:

I am sure a mail order pharmacy will gladly mail your oxy to you for a price. Let Freedom Ring!!! Missouri leads the way!!!!

That ring is probably tinnitus.

Don't Rush to judgment...

Outsider wrote:

The gnome, you see, is the official mascot of the Social Democratic Party

Kinda like the socialist wing of HCN...

curious wrote:

The highest rates of refinancing occurred among boomers, with more than half of those born between 1946 and 1964 going through the process in 2004 and 2007, Gist found.

I find this statistic hard to believe. Maybe I'm misreading it.

If you're heading into retirement or already there, it makes sense to lock in the lowest rate (i.e. the lowest payment) you can.

ResistanceIsFeudal wrote:

That just means we haven't created enough additional reserves yet, and/or our below-market rate is still too high.

Thank you Dr. Krugman.

ResistanceIsFeudal wrote:

Create additional currency surpluses in the federal reserve, and loan them to banks at below-market rates.

Unfortunately, existing evidence, and we have a $hitload of it, suggests that this would do little to stimulate demand where it counts, and might even be detrimental to the economy at large.

Rob Dawg wrote:

Sadly the last eight years of wholesale criminality have caused me to consider the idea of a seven digit equity extraction crime as part of long term financial planning.

I didn't say it was a good idea. OTOH, demand is the biggest immediate problem we face. It would be better to have new demand primed by wage increases, but in lieu of that, what can you do?

bearly wrote:

refis don't build anything, transfer anything, create anything... just employs FIRE, generates commissions/fees, forces unnecessary title searches and reports.
A waste.

If people refinance and take out equity, then that can translate to demand in the here and now...

The Taser Photoshoot Original - YouTube

Yoringe and any other Krauts should get a kick out of this...

KidPsych wrote:

Unfortunately, you have to die to be nominated for the Darwin award. just have to be incapable of passing on your genes, so horrible mutilations and castrations are acceptable criteria.

shill wrote:

Smartphone kill switch now required in California - CBS News

Of course, the power to do that is also the power to turn your cell phone on remotely and listen...

JP wrote:

...the worst music from the 70s for that movie?


Former Idealist wrote:

The first mobster to stray and start placing bearish bets will get suicided.

Didn't Vampire Squid from Hell already do that when betting against their customers when their customers bought securities from Vampire Squid from Hell?

Blackhalo wrote:

Has Sarah Jessica Parker had work done?

Not enough...

lawyerliz wrote:

The hub has a reverse Leno hair streak. We like it.

Liz and Hubby

ResistanceIsFeudal wrote:

Becoming much poorer, they would in turn become far more equal to those others as well.

Socialism/Egalitarianism in one sentence...

Rob Dawg wrote:

Demoulas negotiators ironing out final details for Market Basket sale - Business - The Boston Globe
Remains to see if it is mortally wounded however.

If Arthur T gets it, I suspect it will do fine. He's loved by his employees, and a lot of the public as well for having treated his workers so well while keeping prices low. Of course, that's the same reason his cousins wanted him out of there. They wanted that money...

Outsider wrote:

Market Basket. I guess you don't follow the daily stories. wife unit rattles on night after night, and I just nod and say uh huh...

Outsider wrote:

Cinco, the fate of MB isn't looking too good, is it?