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6 hours ago  ::  Sep 03, 2015 - 1:11PM #11971
bomberhojoe
Posts: 11,239

Jun 4, 2015 -- 9:17AM, 115by7and9in61 wrote:

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On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signs Medicare, a health insurance program for elderly Americans, into law. Former President Harry S. Truman was enrolled as Medicare's first beneficiary and received the first Medicare card. well good for Harry, I certainly hopehe was more confident, content and satisfied with this program than Pam and I are...we are both still working and believe it or not we are paying even more for it's "benefits" sadly, the healthcare system in this country is broke and getting worse.  Take your vitamins buddy.  oh, believe you me, I'm a firm believer in daily vitamins, along with a few other supplements, in addition to my regular meds... a little something for my blood pressure and a bit of something for my sanity (???) sanity is overrated!
Born July 30
1549 - Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany – de’ Medici is becoming the new Fuchs indeed...de'Medici s certanly much more fun to say...say it with me...de'me...oh, never mind why did you stop? I wanted to hear your pronunciation amigo dah med awe chee, there, how'd I do? one der full
1641 - Regnier de Graaf, Dutch physician and anatomist – Mrs. Agassi’s ancestor wow! you are so clever this remarkable...wish I could think of  something that clever...but I have an excuse...I'm old and on Medicare and still working for a living...again, this was fantastic, it's on the wall have you taken your vitamins? absolutely...don't miss a day and yet for some reason I'm having a heck of a time trying to shake a cold that I swear has been coming and going and coming and going since...oh, probably around the 3rd or 2nd of February...can you believe it?!?...and prior to this, you could probably count the number of colds I've had in the past 8 or so years on one hand...maybe I have allergies? I pray you have kicked that cold, its been several months
1751 - Maria A [Nannerl] Mozart, Austrian pianist/Wolfgang's sister – quite a shadow to walk in hmmm? was she a husky woman? HUSKY?? aah, let's see hear...must have been thinking larger (husky) people cast more prominent shadows...which doesn't even make any sense at all in how I was trying to imply my response...so, therefore, I must admit, I had no idea what I was talking about...unless her brother suddenly became obese and then...oh, never mind my head is spinning from this response. you've still got it pal
1922 - Henry W. Bloch, American co-founder of H&R Block – this guys work was very taxing hahaha...let me tell you something, you can be very taxing, but I don't mind...I offer it up to the poor souls in Purgatory...it's OK to believe in Purgatory? There's no Biblical basis to believe in it, but I suppose if it doesn't take you focus off Christ as being our only way to the Father it may not be dangerous please know that you have no worries thanks for setting my mind at ease
1929 - Sid Kroft, Athens Greece, puppeteer (Barbara Mandrell Show) I don't remember any puppets on her show...of course, I hardly remember her show I just remember they were 3 very pretty ladies for some reason I was very curious about this, because I did watch this show fairly often and really can't remember any puppets...all I could come up with was ...Truck Shackley and the Texas Critters...life size puppets, 5 musicians and a dog...supposedly they were on many, many episodes???...does this ring any bells? nope, no bell ringing. sorry
1941 - Count von Desmond, [Edward Benjamin], Binghamton NY, sword swallower seriously? I wouldn't joke about this then, I most certainly believe you...a Count ...hmmm...1, 1 sword...2, 2 swords...3,...oh never mind...
1947 - Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austria, body builder/actor/politician (Terminator, 38th Governor of California) – he does not make me smile I don't think he's supposed to make you smile he took a different kind of vitamin  do you think?...do you suppose that Alex - Rod...aah, or possibly A-rod would be familiar with these vitamins you write of? I beleieve he is familliar with every kind of viatmin
1956 - Delta Burke, Orlando Fla, actress (Suzanne-Designing Women) married to Major Dad...think about it for how long should I think about it? you can stop thinking about it now...Mr. Smarty Pants...WOW!... I just realized, that is a long time to be thinking, did it hurt? yes, and still does
1968 - Terry Crews, NFL linebacker (Washington Redskins) – turned actor like many NFL'ers who still have any brains left...and yet most are not good actors should we expect them to be? well, you would think that at least one of them might develop a knack for it was Laurence Olivier ever a football player?
1984 - Kevin Pittsnogle, basketball player – great name, “You pittsnogle” never heard of him...believe me I would remember I am sure you would I can't believe this is actually a person's name...sounds like a term used for what a doctor scrapes out of the recesses of your...aah, your...oh, nevermind HAHAHAHA, oh my I almost spit water through my nose. you pitsnogle
John 3:16 * Ephesians 2:8-9 * Romans 10:9-10 * John 14:3-6 * Romans 5:8
5 hours ago  ::  Sep 03, 2015 - 2:46PM #11972
115by7and9in61
Posts: 5,469

Jan 13, 2015 -- 5:00PM, bomberhojoe wrote:


Dec 30, 2014 -- 12:24PM, 115by7and9in61 wrote:

On November 12, 1954, Ellis Island, the gateway to America, shuts it doors after processing more than 12 million immigrants since opening in 1892. Today, an estimated 40 percent of all Americans can trace their roots through Ellis Island, located in New York Harbor off the New Jersey coast and named for merchant Samuel Ellis, who owned the land in the 1770s.ah, immigration...a very touchy issue these days...I have no cimmets and besides, Mo wouldn't allow it...let the politicians resolve it...hahaha politicians??  now that is funny, HAHAHAHA let me tell you something...this immigration thing is becoming more serious and has escalated into a very concerning global issue...I hate to sound too much lie a sap; but whatever happened to the principles of loving one another and displaying some appropriate respect for your fellow man
Born November 12
1493 - Bartolomeo Bandinelli, Italian sculptor – good name for a composer  Bartolomeo...O' Sole-O-Meo...yep, I understand...this is good enough to watch again... absolutely, thanks
1528 - Qi Jiguang, Chinese general – careful saying this name, you could injure yourself  I can't even begin to try to pronounce this...it hurts just looking at it  well dont look then OK, then...I am not  well, maybe I will peek a tiny bit just one eye
1676 - Giovanni Antonio Pollarolo, composer – good name for a photographer hmm?...I'm wondering...was he a rolly polly sort of a fellow well after eating all that macaroni and those delicious cheeses oh my it all sounds so delicious...a summer pasta salad servedjus very slightly chilled sounds so good right now...and I just had lunch!...what is my problem?...perhaps a nap would help
1840 - Auguste Rodin, Meudon, France, sculptor (Kiss, Thinker) – famous sculpture indeed...and quite possibly crafted some beers quite indeed well here we go again...I have the urge to attempt (this is the key word) to post an image of Rodin's "Thinker" (simply because I am not familiar with his Kiss???)...so, I am going to follow your directions to a "T"...sort of
is this thing magnificent?...thinking, huh?...I'd hate to tell you what I think he is really doing!



1889 - DeWitt Wallace, St Paul Minn, publisher, founded Readers Digest – renowned for his brevity hahaha really good one...say, do they still have those condensed publications? i thk thy d ha....so gld 
1897 - Karl Marx, Germany, composer/conductor – “Duck Soup?” hahaha...I don't think this particular Karl was related to the brothers or not you are probably right on the marx with this comment brilliant!...ingenious...this is just simply duckie
1917 - Joseph Coors, CEO (Adolph Coors Co Brewery) here is a beer maker for sure! of coors even duckie-er!
1922 - Kim Hunter, [Janet Cole], Det MI, actress (Planet of the Apes, Lilith) – “ya filthy ape” I understand they have a new movie ou...a prequel; or sequel...whatever...can't be nerly as good because I think all the apes are computer generated...what fun is that? dirty filthy apes you seem to be missing the point here...the old apes were actually people... dirty, filthy, rotten, stinkin' , notable actors and actresses dressed up in dirty, filthy, rotten, stinkin' ape costumes...the new apes are silly computer generated non-entities...no stink, no filth just sterile images...devoid of all character...and smell...not good
1927 - Jack Butler, Pittsburgh, PA, NFL hall of famer (Pittsburgh Pirates) Pittsburgh Pirates?...NFL?...seriously? seriously NFL...Pittsburgh "PIRATES"?...I don't buy it
1929 - Grace Kelly, Philadelphia Pa, actress (Rear Window)/Princess (Monaco) – lovely lady yes indeed...i think she was taken very young in a car accident? sadly you are correct. Princesses and cars ??? ..."mysterious ways,my friend, mysterious ways"...
1943 - Wallace Shawn, NYC, actor (My Dinner with Andre, Princess Bride) – “Inconceivable” how remarkable is that...just watched this at least 4 or 3 times over the Christmas Holiday...I just love it...can't get enough of it...thak you for the clip very welcome
1945 - Al Michaels, Bkln, sportscaster (ABC Monday Night Baseball/Football) – “do you believe in miracles??” yes, of course...is he the guy who used to dress up like a lady? I dont know him that well maybe I'm thinking of Marv Albert...Clipper will help me out here...I think?...is Dennis Rodman a sportscaster?
1945 - Neil Young, Toronto, singer/songwriter (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young) - nasal can you imagine Neil and Stevie Nicks doing a duet? I'd rather not imagine Neil singing at all let me tell you something...I'm no virtuoso but I really don't think either one of these two actually sing...they just think they do...and obviously they are very good at it
1966 - David Schwimmer, Queens NY, actor (Ross-Friends) – “he’ll be there for you” never really cared much for this fellow he speaks glowingly about you isn't that a shame...what a foolish sap
1968 - Sammy Sosa, San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic, baseball outfielder (Chicago Cubs) - juicer yesiree...I am to understand mostly guava and passion fruit smoothies HAHAHA, oh sure
1970 - Tonya Harding, Portland Or, figure skater (Oly-8th-1994/US Champ 1994) – “0” whoa boy! this is definitely a pants checker...what a perfect response! glad you liked it pal, sorry about the pants
1982 - Anne Hathaway, actress – seems like a nice young lady yes, I agree...and also is a pretty darn good singer...however, she could definitely use a few more sandwiches, don't you think? I think we all could.  Waiter!!! sandwiches for all my friends.wow!, your generosity is only exceeded by..aah,by...oh yeah, your good looks...yep, that's the ticket




"...let it be known that as of this date in Major League Baseball history the one, truly honest single season home run record...61 in '61..."
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4 hours ago  ::  Sep 03, 2015 - 2:55PM #11973
GottaGoToMo
Posts: 52,217

January to August: Surprising roster stability for Yankees




Opening Day 2


Three dates separated by many months and many transactions, and it’s remarkable how little the Yankees’ roster has looked each time.


On January 10, after the offseason trades were done and the major contracts were signed, I posted a projected Yankees roster. It was pure speculation about what the roster might look like on Opening Day. Of those 25 roster spots, 23 were guessed correctly (albeit, with Adam Warren’s role incorrect). The two that were incorrect were thrown off by spring training injuries. For the most part, though, the Yankees’ Opening Day roster could have been accurately predicted three months before it was set.


On April 6, the Yankees actually opened the season with their roster officially in place. They were waiting for a few players to come off the disabled list, and they realized a couple of relief roles might fluctuate throughout the season, but they had a lineup, a bench, a rotation and a bullpen. Five months later, the team played its August 31 game with 25 players still on the active roster. Of those 25, 19 were on the Opening Day roster. Two others would have been on the Opening Day roster if not for injuries.


The four active players on August 31 who were neither projected on January 10 nor active on April 6 were all young players who’d played their way out of the minor leagues: Greg Bird, Luis Severino, Bryan Mitchell and Branden Pinder.


This team has made a ton of moves, and they added a whole new group of guys when rosters expanded this week, but from early January to the end of August, the team has remained relatively stable. It’s fluctuated along the way but always come back to, more or less, what we always expected.


From the projected roster in January, to the Opening Day roster in April, to the active roster before September call-ups, here’s a look at unexpected stability.


LINEUP


Yankees Blue Jays Baseball

Projected Opening Day August 31
C Brian McCann C Brian McCann C Brian McCann
1B Mark Teixeira 1B Mark Teixeira 1B Mark Teixeira
2B Stephen Drew 2B Stephen Drew 2B Stephen Drew
3B Chase Headley 3B Chase Headley 3B Chase Headley
SS Didi Gregorius SS Didi Gregorius SS Didi Gregorius
LF Brett Gardner LF Brett Gardner LF Brett Gardner
CF Jacoby Ellsbury CF Jacoby Ellsbury CF Jacoby Ellsbury
RF Carlos Beltran RF Carlos Beltran RF Carlos Beltran
DH Alex Rodriguez DH Alex Rodriguez DH Alex Rodriguez

Along the way: Jacoby Ellsbury and Carlos Beltran each missed some time with injuries — Ellsbury actually missed quite a bit of time — but for the most part, the projected lineup has been the actual lineup. There have been platoon starters at second base and in the outfield, but only nine Yankees have more than 300 at-bats this season, and they’re the exact nine who were expected to get the bulk of the playing time from the very beginning.


Unnoticed changes: Obviously Mark Teixeira wasn’t actually in the lineup playing first base on August 31, but he was active and at the top of the depth chart, just still dealing with that lingering shin injury. In terms of a role, he remained the starting first baseman, just couldn’t play for a while (probably should have been on the disabled list, but he wasn’t). If it’s more accurate to have Greg Bird listed in that spot, it’s still a remarkably consistent group. This position-by-position listing doesn’t show changes within the lineup, but even those were relatively minor outside of Alex Rodriguez’s move into the No. 3 hole.


Biggest surprise: Has to be the health and production of Rodriguez, right? Heading into spring training, there were questions about whether he could even make the team, and if he did make the team, questions about whether he could hit enough to play against righties and lefties. He’s already given the Yankees much more than expected. Beltran’s resurgence has also been a bit of a surprise.


BENCH


Chris Young

Projected Opening Day August 31
C John Ryan Murphy C John Ryan Murphy C John Ryan Murphy
OF Chris Young OF Chris Young OF Chris Young
INF Brendan Ryan INF Gregorio Petit INF Brendan Ryan
1B/DH Garrett Jones 1B/DH Garrett Jones 1B/DH Greg Bird

Along the way: What this chart doesn’t show is the attempt to use Jose Pirela as a right-handed utility man. He would have made the Opening Day roster had he not suffered a concussion, but when he finally did replace Gregorio Petit, Pirela simply didn’t hit enough to stick around. This chart also doesn’t show the brief attempt to carry Dustin Ackley as the left-handed power bat. Ackley replaced Garret Jones, who came back briefly only to be replaced by Greg Bird. Lately Bird has been the starting first baseman, but his spot on the depth chart is clearly second-string.


Unnoticed changes: Brendan Ryan and Chris Young have not been strictly bench players. They’ve been everyday options against left-handed starters, and John Ryan Murphy has also gotten quit a bit of playing time against lefties. Young and Murphy have been constants this season, never once losing their spots on the roster. It looked like Ryan might lose his after the All-Star break, but the Yankees kept him ahead of Rob Refsnyder.


Biggest surprise: Probably how little playing time Jones got before being designated for assignment (twice). He was supposed to backup at three vulnerable positions, but those three positions wound up being sources of stability. It’s also surprising that Pirela, who once again raked in Triple-A, couldn’t hit enough to scratch out a role off the bench.


ROTATION


Masahiro Tanaka

Projected Opening Day August 31
Masahiro Tanaka Masahiro Tanaka Masahiro Tanaka
Michael Pineda Michael Pineda Michael Pineda
Nathan Eovaldi Nathan Eovaldi Nathan Eovaldi
CC Sabathia CC Sabathia Luis Severino
Chris Capuano Adam Warren Ivan Nova

Along the way: Only seven pitchers have made more than four starts for the Yankees this season. They’ve used 10 starting pitchers in all, and the only ones not listed here are Bryan Mitchell (two starts) and Chase Whitley (four starts). Otherwise, the Yankees have leaned on a familiar group. Masahiro Tanaka and Michael Pineda each spent time on the disabled list in the middle of the season, Ivan Nova and Chris Capuano each opened on the disabled list, and CC Sabathia is on the disabled list now. But so far every rotation injury except Whitley’s has cleared up and allowed the pitcher to return.


Unnoticed changes: What the projected rotation doesn’t show is that Nova was always expected to join the rotation at some point. If not for Tommy John surgery last season, Nova might have been listed on all three dates. Capuano might also have won his expected Opening Day spot if not for an injury in spring training. Ultimately that injury forced the Yankees to see what Adam Warren could do as a starter, and it was eye opening.


Biggest surprise: Six rotation injuries, but only one was season-ending (and that was to a pitcher with no previous injury concerns). Despite overwhelming red flags for Tanaka, Pineda and Sabathia — plus Nova working his way back from Tommy John — the Yankees have avoided devastating injuries to the their rotation so far this season. Someone should be knocking on wood right now.


BULLPEN


Adam Warren

Projected Opening Day August 31
Andrew Miller Andrew Miller Andrew Miller
Dellin Betances Dellin Betances Dellin Betances
Justin Wilson Justin Wilson Justin Wilson
Chasen Shreve Chasen Shreve Chasen Shreve
Adam Warren Chris Martin Adam Warren
David Carpenter David Carpenter Branden Pinder
Esmil Rogers Esmil Rogers Bryan Mitchell

Along the way: The Yankees knew going into the season that at least one bullpen spot would probably fluctuate. They probably assumed that would be Chasen Shreve’s spot and not David Carpenter’s. Once Adam Warren converted back to the bullpen, it was basically those spots intended for Carpenter and Esmil Rogers that fluctuated from week to week. There was a lot of bullpen turnover with five spots more or less secure.


Unnoticed changes: The order of the “projected” bullpen is meant to illustrate the consistency of the individual pitchers, but really, Shreve belongs in the very last spot for both the projected and Opening Day rosters. He wasn’t expected to play a key role, but he certainly has. Justin Wilson, too, has been better than expected, and both Andrew Miller and Dellin Betances settled into defined jobs rather than mixing and matching.


Biggest surprise: Everything about the Yankees’ returned for Manny Banuelos has been surprising. It’s been surprising just how good Shreve has been, and it was surprising just how bad Carpenter was (and how quickly Joe Girardi stopped trusting him). It has perhaps also been surprising that none of the young right-handed relievers really took hold of a bullpen job and stuck around without shuttling back and forth from Triple-A.


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2 hours ago  ::  Sep 03, 2015 - 5:23PM #11974
laurenfrances
Posts: 22,562

Mo, I thought to put in my melitta coffee order on Amazon.  Unbelievable the price jumped up from 3.98 a can to 10.98.  That is outrageous, more than doulble the price.  I'll have to search for them elsewhere....Surprised




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2 hours ago  ::  Sep 03, 2015 - 5:27PM #11975
GottaGoToMo
Posts: 52,217

Sep 3, 2015 -- 5:23PM, laurenfrances wrote:


Mo, I thought to put in my melitta coffee order on Amazon.  Unbelievable the price jumped up from 3.98 a can to 10.98.  That is outrageous, more than doulble the price.  I'll have to search for them elsewhere....




Melitta Coffee, Classic Blend Ground, Medium Roast, 11-Ounce








Price:$10.98 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details


 








Price: $10.98 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details





I just checked, you're right ... that's insane ... also something I realized about their coffee ... a few of the ones I received were stale ... so I'm not buying from them anymore ... I just stock up when it goes on sale in the store.

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2 hours ago  ::  Sep 03, 2015 - 5:47PM #11976
laurenfrances
Posts: 22,562

Sep 3, 2015 -- 5:27PM, GottaGoToMo wrote:


Sep 3, 2015 -- 5:23PM, laurenfrances wrote:


Mo, I thought to put in my melitta coffee order on Amazon.  Unbelievable the price jumped up from 3.98 a can to 10.98.  That is outrageous, more than doulble the price.  I'll have to search for them elsewhere....




Melitta Coffee, Classic Blend Ground, Medium Roast, 11-Ounce








Price:$10.98 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details


 








Price: $10.98 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details





I just checked, you're right ... that's insane ... also something I realized about their coffee ... a few of the ones I received were stale ... so I'm not buying from them anymore ... I just stock up when it goes on sale in the store.




Mo, I reclicked my buy it again item on my previous order list saying I purchased it for 3.98 and the price crops up 10.98.    I did a search on Amazon and I don't see it at that price any longer.  They don't sell melitta coffee in my neighborhood.  This weekend I'm headed to Pennsylvania, hopefully I'll find it there. Wish me luck, my family rented a cabin in the woods to commune with nature. I'm invited this year.  Not exactly roughing it, it comes with a pool.....and it's air conditioned...Laughing  My sister in law said not too far away there are several big box markets.  


Friday I have a wedding to attend, so I'm headed to Penn Saturday morning and returning Tuesday night.  Here's hoping Yankees remain in striking distance to win division.  Hope Cell Service is there where I'm going...will check periodically for updates.  In the mean time...Go Yankees!!!!

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