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  1. SteveS

    Over weight guys!!!!!!

    Most Americans don’t know the difference between hunger and thirst and most of us are dehydrated a lot of the time. We get this feeling and think we are hungry so we snack when we should be drinking water. You need to drink at least 50% of your body weight in ounces of water every day. So if you weigh 200 lbs you should be drinking 100 ounces of water every day. This will go a long way in reducing cravings between meals.
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    Rising Suicide Rates

    All of the above and more. Drugs: Anti-depressant drugs have a block box warning about suicidal and homicidal tendencies, this is especially strong when the drugs are not taken correctly or stopped cold turkey. Almost every single school shooter has been on some form of anti-depressant. Some Doctors are pushing these drugs on anyone who’s ever gotten upset about anything and once they are on them it is very difficult to get off. The biggest side effect (in my opinion) of our war in Afghanistan is the insanely huge increase in the amount of opium being grown there. The current opioid problem (not just in America) is a direct result of that increase. Nutrition: The lack of nutritional value in the average diet today is alarming. The nutrients that, say, an apple has today is nowhere near what it had 35 years ago. The decrease in available nutrients from the soil is alarming and the increase in non-natural fertilizer is making things worse. GMO foods are modified to allow higher and higher amounts of Round-Up (Glyphosate) to be used on a crops. Glyphosate contamination has been anecdotally linked to a number of neurological issues as well as cancer. There are people who strongly believe that glyphosate is also a triggering agent of sorts, along with the increase in adjuvants in vaccines, that has led to the marked increase in autism. Guns: I am a big believer in responsible gun ownership. The responsibility of owning a gun is what is most overlooked in the gun debate. If I start having suicidal or homicidal thoughts then it is my responsibility to do something with my guns so that I don’t become a danger to myself or somebody else. It is also my responsibility to have my guns locked up so that my children can’t access them. Social Media: I think the impact of social media can’t be overlooked. I hardly ever get on Facebook, but when I do I am amazed at how much fun everyone but me is having every single day. I have a friend from IU that just took his entire family on vacation to Australia, I would have to take out a second mortgage on my house to be able to do that. As I understand, from talking to my kids about it, people rarely post about the crap that is going on in their lives and are constantly being told their political views are wrong (no matter which side they are on). If I were having issues in my life and were thinking “what’s the point of it all”, getting on Facebook would probably send me over the edge.
  3. This is pretty much how I feel about it. I don’t doubt that there may be skeletons out there somewhere, but I also have to believe he doesn’t have a World Wide Wes on speed dial either. Just looking at his recruiting leads me to think that he isn’t paying recruits. He doesn’t seem to be pulling in the caliber of recruit that I would see as getting paid. One thing I’ve always admired about Beilein is his ability to win at a good level without the 5 star “can’t miss” talent.
  4. SteveS

    Hoosiers In the NBA

    Coach Knight was vilified for suggesting just that.
  5. SteveS

    2018 Indianapolis 500

    I had a couple of odd connections to the Speedway bomber case. If you remember, he was caught when he tried to have a local printing company make him some fake government id’s. The printer had called the police after the guy left, suspecting something was wrong. That printer was next door to my parents fabric store and I remember being at the store one night when there were unmarked police waiting in the parking lot for the guy to come pick up the id’s. My mom was really on edge the whole time. The other connection was that the guy who did it lived a few houses away from one of my friends growing up and I remember seeing him from time to time. It was really odd to me at the time.
  6. SteveS

    2018 Indianapolis 500

    It could be stifling then, I can remember some really hot race days.
  7. SteveS

    2018 Indianapolis 500

    My dad was working for Penske racing that year. He has a winners ring from that race as well as Big Al Unsers 4th win in ‘87.
  8. SteveS

    2018 Indianapolis 500

    My first race was in 1973, the year Swede Savage died, I was 6. The race was rained out for three days, they finally ran it on Wednesday. My parents pulled my brother and I out of school to go to the race. About all I remember from that day was my dad showing up at my school to get us and walking into the track. The gates were all wide open and after three days of rained out partying, there were piles of beer cans as high as my house. I also remember it being very loud. I started going regularly when I was 9 in 1976. That is the year you are talking about, Johnny Rutherford won in a rain shortened race, they only ran 102 laps. After that I went to 29 consecutive races until my son was born in Denver in early May of 1997. There were complications with him during and right after birth so there was no way I was leaving my new son and still recovering wife.
  9. SteveS

    2018 Indianapolis 500

    That was a crazy day. I was in my seat in the paddock penthouse and they started showing the tornado warning message on the Jumbotron as soon as the race ended. There were thousands of people trying to get down ten flights of steps to get out. I decided to just stay up there and watch the horizon, if I saw a tornado coming I was seriously going to climb down a drain pipe. Fortunately that didn’t happen, but the rain that came in was truly impressive.
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    2018 Indianapolis 500

    I’m leaving at 4am Friday to drive from Denver to Indy with my son and nephew. This will be my 36th or so race, 10th (I think) with my son. “Back Home Again in Indiana” took on a whole new meaning when I moved to Colorado, but I don’t have much nostalgia for the Wabash river.
  11. Do do you mean he couldn’t do the clothesline today?
  12. SteveS

    The Off-Topic Thread

    Lemon-lime was the only flavor they had in the powder at Costco. That’s why I had to buy the big variety pack. These days I generally only drink water ... and beer.
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    The Off-Topic Thread

    I used to get the big variety pack for the kids back when they were in sports. I was the only one who would drink the lemon-lime. Now that the kids buy their own, all we have the blue stuff.
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    The Off-Topic Thread

    None of the flavors to day are as good as what we had in the 70’s. Give me lemon-lime or nothing. Lol
  15. SteveS

    Sampson to Magic?

    I was lead to believe that we had Beilein all but signed. When Greenspan took the deal to Herbert he was told that he had to hire a minority coach. I was told Sampson was never on the original list of candidates.