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  1. 4 points
    Since it's just the smokin hot wife and I and we buy TP at Sam's, we only buy TP about once or twice a year, and I just picked some up Monday, I'd say we're good. IO is not nearly as full of shit as some people would make him out to be!
  2. 4 points
    You do realize turf helps reduce yearly maintenance costs and allows for the community to utilize that space more often and for more than football. Well worth the cost in the long run.
  3. 3 points
    Actually SEVERAL games played by SEVERAL different groups of children on different teams. As well as the students in the schools physical education classes, who could use it daily for class. PLUS the band and color guard students who could likely benefit from it for practice and competitions... AND the various community events that could be hosted by the school renting out the facility
  4. 3 points
    I've watched a lot of these large scale RC vids on Youtube, awesome stuff. I'd be scared to death to crash it.
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  9. 2 points
    This shouldn't take long. There are no major Cons to turf.
  10. 2 points
    I don’t see anyone getting free passes in our little group here though. Yes there are some who will excuse Biden for it, just as there are some that will excuse Trump for his comments. I hope this type of behavior does not become the norm among our politicians.
  11. 2 points
    While this is for baseball, my boys play travel ball in the Harrison program, I was pleased to see that they've done community service activities. One of my boys' teams volunteered their time at the local food pantry stocking and prepping distribution bags. Another one met and had lunch as a team and then went shopping at Christmas for a local kid that the team "adopted" for Christmas. Both boys' teams also participated in an event where they laid wreaths on the graves of the veterans at Indiana Veterans' Home Cemetery.
  12. 1 point
    @Muda69 Here talk about it here. Simple enough.
  13. 1 point
    Interesting interview.....it does appear this will be with us for a while. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cZFhjMQrVts&feature=youtu.be
  14. 1 point
    My son's 14U baseball team recently held practice outside right after that bout of snow/rain that we had. Baseball field was still soft, so they used the turf football field at Harrison.
  15. 1 point
    I am PLENTY educated on the subject. I simply do not care. I wanted to know who was getting turf and who was thinking about it in the other thread that I started. I have an excel spreadsheet dedicated just to that. I am very curious about the subject. 41% of the state had turf last year. I do not care about your crusade to complain about where tax dollars should be allocated. To be fair... I wouldn't care where anyone wanted tax dollars. The Pros and Cons can be discussed here.
  16. 1 point
    Other than the expense and extravagance of such a project for what is basically a game played by children, I already linked to a number sources detailing the cons on field turf. Please read them and educate yourself.
  17. 1 point
    This one, or this one, 🙂
  18. 1 point
    Seems odd though, administration over there is young, hungry, and seem to be all about building something. I don't know much about the local demographics, is that an issue? Assuming older more farm based type people in Aurora vs. what Lawrenceburg has attracted with the boat?
  19. 1 point
    For anyone that has not coached at a school that is more inner-city, you have no idea the challenges coaches face. You typically are much more than a coach at a school like this and winning football games is important but developing men is most important and the scoreboard on Friday night does not always reflect the quality of coach you are.
  20. 1 point
    Yet Lawrenceburg has had it for several years and EC added it last year. I'll be honest if they'd just put an escalator in to the field, I'd donate! That climb out of there after the game sucks!
  21. 1 point
    https://the-blueprint.org/turf-fields-have-pros-and-cons/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/does-playing-on-artificial-turf-pose-a-health-risk-for-your-child/2017/03/17/0c61b7b4-0380-11e7-ad5b-d22680e18d10_story.html https://megagrass.com/blogs/sports/artificial-turf-sports-fields Yes, I did give obvious facts. Sorry you don't recognize them. If you don't want to read me posts you have a couple of options: a. Put me on ignore, or b. contact the GID administration and file a complaint. Your call.
  22. 1 point
    I was trying to be polite. 😉
  23. 1 point
    Nice to see a community of taxpayers who realize the limits and place of government school corporations, and have an actual desire to be fiscally responsible.
  24. 1 point
    That's why you always ask your friend if you can fly THEIRS. 😀
  25. 1 point
    The tax payers are bosses.
  26. 1 point
    https://babylonbee.com/news/pence-cancels-general-election-to-stymie-coronavirus?fbclid=IwAR1xWANqQoT_bkRXoFkP_G6nQKcjvklsP68XFPzNVXOWdWFDDzThTdQhtLw WASHINGTON, D.C.—In real news that totally actually happened, President Trump has announced that in the interest of public safety, the 2020 presidential election has been canceled. “It’s just too risky,” President Trump told the press while standing behind a sneeze guard. “We’ll get all these people gathered together at rallies or lined up to vote, and they’re all going to get sick. And Bernie and Biden -- they’re just so old. Sending them around crowds campaiging is basically trying to murder them. Anyway, it just seems pointless for a bunch of people to die when everyone knows I was going to win anyway.” Trump has been a divisive figure in the past, but so far everyone has agreed with this move. The New York Times, which usually opposes absolutely everything Trump does, wrote an editorial in support of canceling the election. “It’s a smart, science-driven move,” the editorial said. “As important as democracy is, it’s just not worth dying over.” Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders also seemed very relieved by the announcement, as they’re both very tired and worried about getting sick. Sanders was especially happy, telling the press, “You know, for a few moments there, it really seemed like I might win, and I didn’t know what was going to happen if people actually expected me to follow through on all that free stuff.” Sanders is now deciding in which of his three houses to self-quarantine. 🤣🤣
  27. 1 point
    Meh, probably Democratic Socialist plants...........................
  28. 1 point
    Anyone know of a school that is absolutely opposed to field turf? I've been told that Bremen has no interest. Football patriarch Don Bunge laid the seeds on the field and it will always be grass.
  29. 1 point
    Are you canceling your trip IO? Maybe you’ve already said, I haven’t been around much. Life is kicking ass and taking names on us right now.
  30. 1 point
    While we do some team community service projects, similar to the ones listed above, one of my favorite things we do is require a certain number of community service hours before the season starts. Over the summer, the boys are expected to find their own ways to help their community and attain the hours on a sign-off sheet. Opportunities can be as simple as volunteering at our own youth/middle school camp or as in depth as volunteering their time at an assisted living facility or homeless shelter. The results have been great and our kids love doing it! I highly recommend it to any team.
  31. 1 point
    There's a little "reliving the event" from the other side that impacts many kids that do activities like this. That juxtaposition is good for realizing that A LOT goes in to making Friday Night happen. One of the things that I remember when my boys' teams went to lay wreaths is that they just didn't lay wreaths and leave. Part of the process was to say the person's name out loud and perhaps thank them for their service. For my boys, they also kept the tags that were on the wreaths and also took a picture of each tombstone as a reminder. For my boys, the event resonated with them more so as they thought about what they were doing in more than just doing the laying of the wreaths. It also brought about dialogue about the various military conflicts and wars and where our family's members fit in to that as their grandfathers on each side both served ... my dad in the Air Force and my wife's father in the Navy.
  32. 1 point
    https://getpocket.com/explore/item/new-caledonian-crows-are-even-smarter-and-scarier-than-we-thought?utm_source=pocket-newtab FTA: In a 2018 paper published in the journal Scientific Reports, a team of researchers showed evidence that New Caledonian crows, which have been observed making several types of tools out of sticks, may be able to build tools from memory — even if they have only seen the tool itself and haven’t ever seen the tool being constructed. This suggests that crows can form a “mental template” of tools based on other crows’ tools and their own past tools, which would explain why New Caledonian crows’ tools could have improved over time.
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  34. 1 point
    WW recently had a open meeting about it, but haven't heard anything else.
  35. 1 point
    What would have made the United States of America more prepared for something like Covid-19?
  36. 1 point
    I've seen/read where players from the football program help clean up the bleachers/seats after other sporting/school events. I love seeing that because it gives them a better sense of all the contributions that are made for them to play when they take the field themselves.
  37. 1 point
    With our neighboring state to the west, its hard to beat the atmosphere at Cornjerker stadium!! Hoopeston High!!
  38. 1 point
    Some of my favorites: Reitz Bowl Enlow Field (bad memories, awesome atmosphere) Arsenal Tech Roncalli Broad Ripple (cc: @Lysander) North Central. Never been to an NC game, but Cathedral-Reitz in 2010 played there was fantastic
  39. 1 point
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  40. 0 points
    Please don't try and ruin this topic.
  41. 0 points
    So it's true that the "Russians" were the base cause of COVID-19. I thought so.
  42. 0 points
    America is good, taste it.
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    FTA: So Mr. Trump effectively wants to borrow money for "free". Nice. And anyway the Federal Reserve is an unconstitutional creation that should be abolished in the first place: https://www.aier.org/article/its-a-snap-to-abolish-the-fed/
  45. -1 points
    Purdue joins Ohio State, IU, dozens of others, ditches in-person classes: https://www.jconline.com/story/news/2020/03/10/coronavirus-purdue-not-ready-follow-ohio-states-lead-classes-still/5009324002/ I assume that 3/16-5/2 cancellation date includes athletic events? And will currently enrolled students at these fine institutions who are being forced to now take the remainder of their course "online" received some sort of partial refund on their spring tuition? After all isn't one of the promises of "online education" vs. "in-person education" is that the former is cheaper?
  46. -1 points
    Yes, There Are Libertarians in Pandemics: https://reason.com/2020/03/10/actually-libertarians-are-why-youll-probably-survive-this-pandemic/ The take may have achieved its final form—at least let's hope so—with The Atlantic's publication on Tuesday of an 800-word piece from staff writer Peter Nicholas carrying the headline (sigh) "There Are No Libertarians in a Pandemic." Lazy? Yes. Inaccurate? Yes. Nicholas' article opens with a scene from CPAC—that's the Conservative Political Action Conference, by the way—and proceeds to detail all the ways in which the Trump administration has botched the federal response to the new coronavirus, called COVID-19. You know, the same Trump administration that is just full to the brim with libertarians. The same administration that is raising barriers to free trade, making it more difficult for people to move to America, giving bail-outs to politically favored industries, considering more bailouts to more politically favored industries, trying to regulate free speech online, suing newspapers in an attempt to curb the First Amendment, and launching missiles into foreign countries without congressional authorization. That administration? That's the libertarian one? Nicholas tries to get away with this nonsense by setting up a false equivalency. Trump is campaigning against socialism, you see, and libertarians also dislike socialism—so therefore the Trump administration must be libertarian. Right? Therefore, when Trump starts talking like a socialist himself—by promising coronavirus bailouts and the repurposing of disaster recovery funds to cover people who come down with COVID-19—it is proof positive that the libertarian world has abandoned its commitment to smaller government. Voila! Perhaps The Atlantic's editorial staff has self-quarantined from its duties—how else to explain how an otherwise thoughtful publication could allow a headline that confuses libertarianism with anything that the Trump administration is doing? For that matter, maybe Smith and Thompson believe that an army of strawmen are an effective defense against COVID-19. I hope it works out for them. As a libertarian in a pandemic, let me first assure you that we do in fact still exist. And, in fact, it is the free market—and, to a lesser extent, its defenders—who will help you survive the new coronavirus. All those groceries you're stocking up on in advance of the expected collapse of civilization? They didn't end up on grocery store shelves because government officials ordered it to happen or because someone was feeling particularly generous today. That gallon jug of hand sanitizer delivered to your front door less than 48 hours after you ordered it online? It didn't show up because Trump tweeted it into existence or because the surgeon general is driving a delivery truck around the country. Bottled water? Face masks? They're available because someone is turning a profit by making and selling them. The first latex gloves were invented in the 1880s but the disposable variety that are so useful right now have "only been available since 1964, as innovated by the private company Ansell, founded by Eric Ansell in Melbourne, Australia. Thank you international trade," notes Jeffrey Tucker, editorial director of the American Institute for Economic Research. Sure, one consequence of the success of private enterprise in reshaping the world is an interconnected planet that allows for something like COVID-19 to spread more rapidly than would have been possible in the past. But modern technology has also allowed doctors, private enterprises, and (yes) governments to respond more quickly than ever before. It also means that you'll have access to nearly every piece of film, television, and music ever recorded by human beings if you have to self-quarantine for a week or two. It means that humans have the ability to live far healthier lives than they did in 1918, when a global flu pandemic killed 50 million people. The people who live through the current coronavirus outbreak because of stronger immune systems made possible by steady diets won't show up on any list of statistics after the coronavirus has passed, but capitalism is at least partially to thank for their survival. In short, if you had to pick any time in human history to live through a global pandemic, you'd be incredibly foolish not to pick the current time. And the reason you'd pick this moment in history probably has less to do with who is running the White House, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the World Health Organization, and more to do with the technological and medical advances made possible by free enterprise. "What is the mighty contribution of government these days?" asks Tucker. "To order quarantines but not to tell you whether you can step outside, how you will get groceries, how long it will last, who you can invite in, and when it will all end. Don't try to call the authorities. They have better and bigger things to worry about than your sorry plight that is causing you sleepless nights and endless worry. Thank goodness for digital technology that allows you to communicate with friends and family." Yeah, there are libertarians in a pandemic. We're the ones willing to acknowledge how much more all of this would suck if the market didn't exist.
  47. -1 points
    Now you're putting words in my mouth, awesome man. You gave no facts. But yet, you aren't ruining the thread. Riiiiiiiight. Again... go away, start your own thread, you aren't wanted in this one.
  48. -1 points
    Just bull crap you hi jack this stuff.
  49. -1 points
    There it is....afraid to call out Biden....deflection’s the game. Same for Schumer....
  50. -1 points
    Key word: children. Neither do I care about your crusade of taxpayer funded extravagance. I guess you don't pay taxes.
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