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About JMB

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  • Birthday 11/09/1980


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  1. Thank you. I have been learning alot about hockey that I had lost for the years where I did no have cable. Thanks again.

  2. I didn't think it was appropriate to mention another site in the thread, but letsgowings.com is a great site with mostly knowledgeable fans. I think you'll enjoy it.

  3. Having spent 27 months living in Ukraine as a Peace Corps Volunteer (I just returned home this summer), I can tell you that pretty much anyone can go visit Chernobyl as long as they are willing to pay requisite fees (and bribes) to various "tour agencies" and the like. I chose not to go as it wasn't worth the price on the little I was given to live off every month, but I might make it there this spring or summer on one of my trips back to visit. On a wholly separate note, if anyone loves to travel and is a bit adventurous, Ukraine is an awesome and cheap place to take a vacation. Kiev, Odessa and Lvov are all beautiful, big old cities and the Crimean Peninsula (where I lived) sits on the Black Sea and is both tropical and packed with history. I really think we will hear of more and more people from the West taking trips to Ukraine in the coming years...but I'm sure the Ukrainian Government will come up with some way to mess it up. **After looking through the photos from the link, I can tell you that Chernobyl doesn't look too much different from many, if not most, of the smaller cities throughout Ukraine. There probably hasn't been any capital or infrastructure investment since the time of the Chernobyl disaster anyway.
  4. Michelle Wie pulls ahead for victory Associated Press WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Michelle Wie has won the CN Canadian Women's Open for her second career victory on the LPGA Tour. Wie shot a 2-under 70 on Sunday to move to 12 under for the tournament at the St. Charles Country Club. Jiyai Shin of South Korea shot a 1-over 73 and tied for second with Kristy McPherson of South Carolina (66), defending champion Suzann Pettersen of Norway (69) and Jee Lee Young from South Korea (69). Wie was tied with Shin for the lead entering the final round. Wie earned $337,500 for winning the LPGA's only stop in Canada.
  5. G20 Summit pushes series to Philly Associated Press NEW YORK -- Global politics has upstaged baseball in Toronto. Baseball commissioner Bud Selig announced Tuesday that the Phillies-Blue Jays series will be played in Philadelphia because of the G20 Summit. The three-game series June 25-27 will be relocated from Toronto's Rogers Centre to Philadelphia's Citizens Bank Park because of security issues for the G20 Summit. World leaders will gather at a convention center near the Toronto ballpark. "After reviewing all of the options with the parties and taking all of the security considerations into account, it was determined that the best course of action is to play the series in Philadelphia," Selig said in a statement. The game would have been ace Roy Halladay's first return visit after he was traded to the Phillies in the offseason. It's the lone interleague matchup between the clubs this season. The rescheduled games will be considered home games for the Blue Jays, who will bat last, and the DH will be used. Blue Jays president Paul Beeston said in a statement it was an "extremely difficult decision" to move the three games. "By moving our games to Philadelphia, we are acting in the best interests of our fans, our employees, the players and the game of baseball," he said. "We did not want to move the games but in looking at the realities of this situation, we felt that relocation was the most prudent course of action." The series was expected to be one of Toronto's biggest draws of the season. All ticket holders will receive a full refund on their tickets as well as one free ticket voucher for each ticket refunded for any upcoming home game this season, the team said. The G20 summit will be held June 26-27 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The stadium falls within an "outer security zone" surrounding the convention center, which means that fan access to the stadium would have been detoured around secure areas. Officials have said the summit will provide greater security challenges than the Vancouver Olympics. Toronto's downtown area is expected to be flooded with police and other security officials. Residents and those working in the area will have to register for access to their homes and businesses during the summit. The heightened security will begin two weeks before the event. I'd be seething had this happened to the Tigers...surely there must have been some better option available. They could have even played the games at Comerica
  6. "It's never too late to be what you might have been." --George Elliot
  7. My usual streaming site is down for some reason...if anyone could PM me with a preferably non JustinTV link for the game I would be extremely grateful. Thank you in advance!
  8. Here is my biggest qualm...If I live an honorable life, doing good and adhering to a set of principles that are not dissimilar to those of God fearing Christians, and yet I am not a believer, I will not gain entrance to heaven, right? How does this make sense? Why would God choose to punish those people who live truly "righteous" lives simply for failing to believe, while other truly heinous people will gain admittance simply for accepting JC? Shouldn't heaven, if it exists, be reserved for those people who actually embody that which we consider to be heavenly or at the very least make an effort to be good? I pass no judgments and encourage everyone to follow whichever path brings them peace and comfort, but I find that the brand of religion that makes the most sense to me is that which I reference in my signature line. Just do good whenever possible and I am confident that at the end, if there is something beyond this life, you will be judged on your deeds and actions, not your beliefs.
  9. C-SPAN Live Stream - C-SPAN I beg you all, supporters and cynics alike, to watch this link in its entirety and in earnest. Watching a healthy, thoughtful discussion, devoid mostly of rhetoric (and of teleprompter!) showed me that there still is room for productive discourse in Washington despite what many pundits want us to believe. We mustn't forget that these same pundits and their corporate backers (from both sides of the political spectrum) profit from turning the workings of government into yet another reality TV program...this stands in the way of real progress for the American people and only stokes the flames of partisanship and quite frankly, hate among fellow Americans. Maybe I am overstating the importance of todays Q & A, but I honestly believe that this may very well be the turning point of the Obama Presidency. Regardless, I appreciated the sincerity of all involved today. Again, I urge you all to give it a watch.
  10. This is the only reason to make the trade...it has zero to do with Howard's game. We get out from under the last 3 years of Rip's deal, let Howard walk at the end of the season and hope that Joe D can do something better with the extra 11m of cap space than he did this last off season.
  11. What do you guys think of a Rip for Josh Howard deal? I know on the surface it would seem unlikely that the Mavs would want to take on the remaining years and dollars on Rip's contract, but Cuban isn't afraid to pay the luxury tax and I think Rip's game would be a great fit on their roster. He's a guy who doesn't need the ball in his hands to make plays and with Kidd and Dirk both being good distributors of the ball, I see this as a plausible deal that could put Dallas in the same rarefied air as the Lakers. We might have to add in a piece or take back a bad contract in exchange in order to make it work...but I see the Mavs as one of the more likely landing spots for Rip should we be able to move him. Thoughts?
  12. Do you have to post something negative and/or combative in every thread you comment in?
  13. In the same article it mentions that Memphis is also exploring trading Thabeet for the right price. I haven't been able to watch any NBA games this year, and from what I've read Thabeet has been slow to develop, but potentially he could be a really nice piece to bring into the fold. Not sure what we would have to give up, but some combination of Prince+Bynum+Daye+picks might be enough to get something done. Again, I haven't watched a minute of the NBA for the last 2 years so I could be way off...just thought a move like this could help us out on a couple fronts. **It was implied, but I was talking about a Gay+Thabeet deal.
  14. But the point is that it wasn't a goal...and Howard played fantastic today, so to say that he is culpable for the loss is just wrong. Living so far away, I haven't had much of a chance to watch this team this year, but based on what I have read and heard from friends, Howard has been by far the biggest reason for our hanging in the playoff picture. That said, I really don't understand the people that are still giving him **** for his shaky start to the season.
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