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  1. On September 11, 2001 67 employees of Keefe, Bruyette and Woods,a subsidiary of my company Stifel, died in the attack on the Twin Towers. This depiction of the flag honors these heroes and is a remembrance for their families that they will never be forgotten.
    6 points
  2. Our staff has us in the neighborhood I've always thought we should be in. Great article and read!
    5 points
  3. Just cracked my first one.. its going to be a long day for Mrs. Btownqb. Keep her in your thoughts.
    4 points
  4. Indiana offered a top-5 2023 talent this week. What are IU's relationships? What is the scouting report? What are his college plans? Take an inside look at IU basketball's latest recruiting offer, class of 2023 5-star Kwame Evans, Jr. https://www.thedailyhoosier.com/an-inside-look-at-iu-basketballs-latest-recruiting-offer-class-of-2023-5-star-kwame-evans-jr/
    4 points
  5. One of the more under appreciated pleasures of my sports fanhood is seeing OSU fans try to cope with the existential crisis of losing a football game, especially early in the season. I hope some of them are late for work Monday morning because they had to wait for a line of ducks to cross the road in front of them.
    3 points
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  7. I wasn't actively controlling traffic at that point, but it was a weird experience...they sent all of the support people home after they'd cleared the sky...I asked one of the kids I had trained in the USAF how it was, and he said it was more stressful than he'd ever seen it, simply because he was worried that every airplane he was talking to was a potential highjack...thankfully, none of them got as far as Chicago's airspace extended...
    3 points
  8. The Shanksville, PA Memorial is the singular most powerfully, moving place I have ever visited.
    3 points
  9. Echoing a point earlier: this thread has largely been very civil and, indeed, we clearly have quite a range of views here. Thank you - it makes our jobs easier. as a moderating team, we have had more than a few discussions about this thread. It’s almost been locked a few times. Maybe I’m naive, but I like to think that people can listen and engage in meaningful discussion about tough issues. Please continue to post in good faith, respect each other, and find opportunities to work in jokes about Purdue. Our OT board has quickly become my favorite in the off-season and I appreciate learning, especially those of you who I may disagree with.
    3 points
  10. That was very considerate of you. I'm sure she welcomed your hospitality that you would go out of your way to assist her and hear out her concerns. We all need to be willing to listen and have considerate discussions on important matters and I appreciate how very civil this board is on such a hot button topic. That said the new mandate there is no exemptions for federal employees and contractors of federal employees. So that is quite different. (well maybe unless you are in a Union like USPS then COVID doesn't matter) As for those families...factually it doesn't matter what they think. Facts don't have feelings. COVID is not even close to being comparable to Smallpox....so while I share in their pain (I too have had extended family lost to this virus I'm not going to pretend that COVID is even in the realm of deadliness like Smallpox). So I stand by my statement. Agree....I hate anyone is dying...which is why it bugs the crap out of me there isn't more talk about theraputics and work into developing more safe and effective ways to save lives. Why when people test positive they aren't sent for treatment right away and often are told to go home and go to the hospital if it gets worse and not told about things like Regeneron and other therapies that have reduced hospitalization and death by over 70%.
    3 points
  11. I'm in section 25, they sure as hell did! Time for everyone else!
    2 points
  12. Yeah they look pretty good. If Iowa had a better QB they could be really good.
    2 points
  13. Today will be me and my 5 and 3 yr olds first game in Bloomington. So I’m excited about it for sure!! Even though we did lay an egg last week. Hoping to see some good things!
    2 points
  14. Mario Cristobal has his guys completely owning Ohio St at the line. Maybe Miami should have given him a closer look before hiring Richt....since you know Cristobal is a legacy national title winner?? Hoping like crazy they finish this one off.
    2 points
  15. They want him fired right now...
    2 points
  16. Kerry Combs, DC, has been questionable for a few years in many OSU fans eyes. 😊
    2 points
  17. I was working at Grissom ARB. I can still hear the sirens going off.
    2 points
  18. All day long....not only is he elite of elite he also has 3.5 GPA and if I'm reading this correctly the way our staff approached the kid has separated us a bit from the competition. Long ways to go but first impressions mean plenty.
    2 points
  19. Is it because he was jealous of Rico’s speed? 😢
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  20. I can only imagine in your capacity what that day was like. Not just as an American...but also in a moments notice you have to be pro ready to get the planes grounded without even being able to mourn or think about what happened an hour earlier. Unreal stuff.
    2 points
  21. Had a good friend at the time working at Indy Airport. I never actually thought about it at the time but he said imagine seeing Air France 747 landing next to a small crop duster.....all planes grounded landing one after another. Said it's a sight he'll never forget.
    2 points
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  23. Won't ever forget this day. Besides the personal stories I'm sure we all have and people we knew. One of the things I don't think I'll ever forget here in Indy at least....the sky was as blue as I've ever seen. Almost cobalt like. It's weird the stuff you remember on days like that and 20 years later I can still remember my step by step actions from the entire day.
    2 points
  24. No basis in science for excluding postal workers and members of congress from mandatory vaccines being imposed on much of the US. . Last I heard, those classes did not have different DNA from the rest of us that protects them. And when Fauci was asked why people with natural immunity were required to be vaccinated, his reply was "I don't have a firm answer for that" Because IT IS NOT BASED ON SCIENCE! Do any other developed countries not count natural immunity? I'm not aware of any.
    2 points
  25. Congrats on the win. Glad you got to play. No one from Washington County seems to want to play us this year. And, Eastern cancelled on us too late to find an opponent on homecoming night. Frustrating.
    2 points
  26. I often think how awful it is to go to work on a normal day and not to come home. The book "102 Minutes" is the best account of that day I have read. It's chilling in the descriptions of the people trapped in the towers and those who worked their way down to get out. The lack of cooperation between the police and fire department as well as the design issues is discussed. A very sad day all the way around.
    2 points
  27. Caveat: I work in politics, so I will try to answer this with my insight in a perhaps informative way without sounding too political, but that is... kind of hard. Biden is currently negotiating with Congressional Republicans on a wide range of issues. Many of them are ardently opposed to vaccine mandates - which Biden probably doesn't appreciate, but that's not the point. At a time when issues like the debt ceiling are about to come around and need GOP votes, perhaps he doesn't want to poke them in the eye with a mandate when there are bigger fights that he desperately needs their help with on the horizon. Alternatively, he might just not legally be able to - the article mentions that Members of Congress and the federal judiciary aren't bound, and those are the other two branches of government, so it would make sense his powers don't extend there.
    2 points
  28. I’m all for vaccinations. I think the way we are going about it is horrible policy. Your telling me the best way to reduce over crowded hospitals is to fire nurses and staff who are critical in caring for patients is the best way to take pressure off the hospital system. Are you telling me the best way to get supply chains fixed is to add to worker shortages by firing people. Are you telling me it helps the economy to alienate 80 million consumers by not letting them dine in, go to a show, and basically remove them from the economy. Do you think it makes people feel more secure in making the decision to get vaccinated by saying we will force you to do it. Do you think us vs them will be the way to win hearts and minds. Could we maybe take a different approach to solving the problem with Covid? Can we develop and promote therapeutics. Can we discuss the importance of a healthy immune system and healthy living. I think vaccines are a tremendously wonderful thing for people but this process we have been undergoing is just flawed. Hey…how about we ask Donald Trump to help us promote it….giving him credit for his part in his vision to fund and fast track vaccines and keeping his promise to have a vaccine that has saved maybe millions of lives. I remember Clinton and Bush promoting important causes together. Maybe you will reach people that are crazy hardcore Trump supporters. Maybe also be transparent of conflict of interests with those at the top and with reporting the side effects and deaths from the vaccine and people will get over their fear. Lots of things can increase the effectiveness of saving lives but even so will any of that change the fact Covid will always be here with us and people will die from it. A good question might be will the restrictions and govt allow things to get back to normal if we do all get vaccinated or get to the point only a few tens of thousands of people die from it a year like the flu? I wonder. If I can make myself clear…I support vaccinations but not mandatory vaccines for everyone. I just think mandating this stuff is horrible policy…among many other ways both administrations and especially CDC/Fauci and others have handled things.
    2 points
  29. Check out this picture that popped up in my memories from 6 years ago. Opening game. Brady. Brown. Gronk. It’s like history repeating itself, but now they are all on the same team.
    2 points
  30. I'm not trying to be a smart @ss...far from it. Trying to understand. Vaccines for students are not to protect the vaccinated from the unvaccinated. Measles for example is like 97% effective in preventing you from getting measles. The point is to protect those that CAN'T be vaccinated due to auto-immune disease and other illnesses like cancer etc from an outbreak and catching it from unvaccinated (because vaccinated don't get it). COVID doesn't fall into this category..seeing as BOTH vaccinated and unvaccinated can carry and spread covid. Your child would be just as likely to catch covid from a vaccinated child as unvaccinated seeing as the vaccine currently doesn't provide immunity in the sense that say Measles vaccine does. That is what is weird to me. Your child is just as likely to get covid and go to school and spread it as an unvaccinated child. An outbreak is just as easily to happen with a class of fully vaccinated kids as unvaccinated. Granted those kids may not get seriously ill (most kids don't anyways but that isn't the arguement). What are your kids fearful of? They have been vaccinated. Even if they get Covid they are protected by the vaccine from getting seriously ill....even the small small chance they would have got ill at all without the vaccine. I understand getting vaccinated. I support it. But what is with the fear of vaccinated people of unvaccinated. The virus isn't going to die and go away with everyone getting vaccinated. It already has mutated into several variants that get around the vaccines and are still transmissable.
    2 points
  31. I honestly believe this is another master stroke by Dolson/Matta/Woodson... In future years, when recruits see 25 wins in 2021-22, they won't care about who those wins were against. They'll know Coach Woody was the coach and proved he could win at the collegiate level, which is really the only unchecked box in his tenure so far at IU. As the years go on, we'll have a better schedule as we get more prime recruits...and the win total will take care of itself...
    2 points
  32. Students turned out BIG
    1 point
  33. I am the same way, i would be happy with every B1G school other then the Hoosiers losing.
    1 point
  34. I think we did enough hurting ourselves last week. I love osu losing. Piss on the Buckeyes. Am I allowed to say the p word? Living in Ohio it was terrible last weekend. Lol
    1 point
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  36. Ducks are looking pretty good so far. The Buckeyes defense not so much.
    1 point
  37. The B1G looks up for grabs…that week 1 💩 is going to really haunt us.
    1 point
  38. Not sure. Mack playing really well.
    1 point
  39. You mean “mommy” babysitting yer’ pups?🤓
    1 point
  40. Bucks are in some early trouble. 7-0 Ducks.
    1 point
  41. Here comes the Quack Attack...
    1 point
  42. Love this pic!!!! What an awesome opportunity for every single player on that field, with dreams of playing college football, to play and showcase their talents in front of CTA and Co. I’m sure most, if not all, Bloomington South/North football players would be honored to play at IU and CTA if given the opportunity. While watching his future recruits play, CTA has the opportunity to see other, less know player's that strike his attention. Even if he doesn’t see them playing at IU, most “honorable” coaches look out for fellow coaches for players too.
    1 point
  43. Scrapbooking hoosier style. Apparently I got a room in the ghetto. So I'm making the funeral sign in book for my sister.
    1 point
  44. We are never getting back to normal, or what we thought was normal.
    1 point
  45. I just think the decision is vindictive since they seem to think rural Americans are the only ones unvaccinated and it sets a very bad precedence bypassing congress and just making up rules. Also, why do vaccinated need protected? They got the vaccine after all. I'm not anti vax, by all means get it if you want it. I just don't appreciate having things forced on me.
    1 point
  46. Last time a guy named Brad was discussed on this site, he was a self-proclaimed Masshole.
    1 point
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