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re: Sitting outside at times like this, I think of the soldiers in WW1... - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]the French army literally did this during ww1 [/quote] After enduring very nearly a million KIA and triple that in total casualties. With a population about that of modern California. The Germans weren't too far behind the French in that order, homie. One of the reasons the Germans...
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re: Sitting outside at times like this, I think of the soldiers in WW1... - AbuTheMonkey
[quote] Let me try to approach this from a different way. What fundamentally changed about human nature after WWI? The answer should be nothing. How could it? [/quote] The cultures of the fighting societies were pretty dramatically altered between 1910 and 1950. Culture is everything in a milit...
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re: Georgia 2014 backfield - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]Some other great groups Tenn - Jamal Lewis, Travis Henry, Travis Stephens Oklahoma State - Barry Sanders and Thurman Thomas(damn) SMU - Eric Dickerson and Craig James Miami - Gore, Mcgahee, Portis Arkansas - Mcfadden, Jones, that one hit wonder white boy Texas- Ricky Williams, P...
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re: When do talented people actually catch on to this farce that is college coaching? - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]Baseball has gone this way. Hiring numbers people, who are changing the game. I believe 2 Teams in past 5 years have hired young, Analytic GM's. This is pushing the old school coaches out, and football is beginning to take a look, Cleveland started to try it, then stopped, before they act...
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re: Colorado lawmaker proposes 25 cent plastic bag tax - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]I don’t like connecting the bag tax to affordable housing. It should be used for waste conservation measures. Otherwise, I’m okay with it.[/quote] Ditto - I don't mind it (and we have a 7 cent bag tax on every bag here in Chicago), but use the funds for local conservation, not to build hou...
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re: Breakdown of refugees admitted to United States thus far in 2018 - AbuTheMonkey
[quote] quote: Burma (29), Bhutan (28) Which one of these is experiencing a genocide of sorts? I know there's a minority ethnic (maybe religious?) group that is being eliminated somewhere in SE Asia.[/quote] Burma, and it's pretty damn brutal. It's maybe not quite up to being a genocide i...
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re: Remember to drip yo water bruh. Wind chill of 2 degrees tonight. - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]quote: Being from the north, it's entertaining to watch the southern folk during a little cold snap. Like when Chicago has back to back 90 degree days and it makes national news.[/quote] Oh, it can get pretty damn hot here in the summer, and I don't think it makes national news. ...
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re: Remember to drip yo water bruh. Wind chill of 2 degrees tonight. - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]quote: are you safe running just a slow drip or should one crank it up a bit more than that? The cabin I go to in Vermont just drips the cold water, and that place deals with 0 degrees regularly. If you have the heat on in your house, I really think this seems silly down here. If any...
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re: CNN reporter: venezuela collapse not due to socialism - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]Dependence on a single commodity (oil)[/quote] This.. [quote]food shortages[/quote] And this... Are almost entirely due to their economic policies....
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re: Should the work week be shortened? - AbuTheMonkey
German workers are incredibly efficient in my experience. They don't dick around on TigerDroppings or Facebook all day at work. A 32 hour or so work week wouldn't make a difference for most of those firms....
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re: Bryce Love to return for his Senior season - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]Their Qb's are terrible, they aren't going to any Playoff.[/quote] I actually thought Costello with a little experience could be damn good. He improved a lot over the year....
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re: Ireland is having an immigrant problem. - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]quote: They are everywhere in the bar and restaurant industry in Boston, Chicago, and especially New York So, I can honestly say we have a huge illegal Indian problem because they are in every convenience store and hotel?[/quote] From what I understand, most of them are completely ...
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re: Ireland is having an immigrant problem. - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]quote: good portion of Irish immigrants in this country are here illegally Really? I never knew we had a huge Illegal Irish problem... I got a feeling you have absolutely no proof of that either...[/quote] It's not a huge problem because Ireland is a small country with a small po...
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re: Is Sean Payton the 2nd best HC in the NFL? - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]One major built in advantage Tomlin and Harbaugh have over the other coaches is 4 games a year against Cleveland and [b]Cincinnati[/b].[/quote] Has been pretty damn good for most of Tomlin's and Harbaugh's tenures. Can't do shite in the playoffs, but they've made it a bunch over the last...
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re: Illinois has not won a big 10 football or basketball game since March 1, 2017 - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]Yep. Maryland football I'll never understand. You should be able to lock down the DMV and Baltimore, and that's all you need. Hell you can get 7 or 8 a year just from Dematha and Good Counsel. Instead, Penn State, WVU, everyone else comes in there and gets them. Bama lately as well.[/quot...
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re: Illinois has not won a big 10 football or basketball game since March 1, 2017 - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]Illinois and Rutgers being as bad in everything as they are is extremely perplexing.[/quote] Add in Cal in football and basketball, UNC in football, and Maryland in football, and you have my five biggest underachievers in college sports. Also, some of the SEC schools, especially LSU, Al...
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re: Illinois has not won a big 10 football or basketball game since March 1, 2017 - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]It is a different world, but Illinois is to blame for not bridging the gap. They were an administrative clown show for a while, particularly during the player abuse scandals and the new AD search. There was also a report on Chicago radio a year or two ago that Shad Khan volunteered any assist...
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re: What are you baws doing about dry skin in this cold weather? - AbuTheMonkey
It's an annual ritual when you live in Chicago. Cetaphil seems to work very well. Also, don't shower immediately after you work out, if you do so. The sweat and oils do a damn good job on your skin....
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re: Kids Diets - AbuTheMonkey
Yea, i don’t get doubting a sub-8 mile for an 8 year old. You could probably pluck 3 - 5 8 year olds out of every elementary school who could do that. I knew some kids running below 6 just a couple of years older than that when I was that age....
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re: Why are so many people so fat? - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]quote: Seems the US Army has some issues... Army Tiger have you ever checked out the number of calories in an MRE?....fricking thing has enough calories for a couple of days...[/quote] I'll give you a little hint: it ain't the homies regularly consuming MRE's. Because that would e...
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