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by Troy Loney
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:15 am
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Topic: 2020 Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Club Thread
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2020 Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Club Thread

that would be quite **** if that change were effective before the next draft. One would think a rule change could not be retroactively put in place.
by Troy Loney
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:37 am
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Topic: 2020 Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Club Thread
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2020 Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Club Thread

#Embracethetank https://www.fangraphs.com/prospects/the-board/2021-mlb-draft/summary?sort=-1,1&type=0&team= Both MLB.com Prospect Watch and fangraphs have these two Vandy pitchers as the top 2021 draft prospects. Getting a plug and play NCAA stud SP would be ideal here if the target is a 2022-2023 ...
by Troy Loney
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:52 pm
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
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Politics And Current Events

Pretty much everything related to the USA PATRIOT Act is at best stupid/misguided, and at worst a pathway to government abuse of power.
Some of the banking laws tied to customer due diligence are ok.
by Troy Loney
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:13 pm
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Politics And Current Events

Time to retire DHS



A bush era relic that was trash along with the rest of his tenure
by Troy Loney
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:04 pm
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
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Politics And Current Events

That panel he did at cpac with his wife and don jr was legendary
by Troy Loney
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:35 pm
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Politics And Current Events

Even better

by Troy Loney
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:50 am
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Topic: Music Thread
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Music Thread

Brillo Box shutting down. I hated the bar there for hanging out, but the upstairs venue was great for shows,
by Troy Loney
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:06 am
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Topic: COVID-19
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COVID-19

NAN, any idea how you were exposed? No idea. I'm guessing kids sports or something. But we've followed guidelines, etc. Personally I think it was bound to happen. We are trying to balance living a "normal" life while also being careful. That's crappy, so you have no idea when you got it. Have any c...
by Troy Loney
Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:14 am
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Topic: COVID-19
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COVID-19

NAN, any idea how you were exposed?
by Troy Loney
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:13 am
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Topic: COVID-19
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COVID-19

So I tested positive. I'm a stat now.
That sucks brother. How are you isolating?
Staying in my basement. Got my monitors for work set up down there, TV, bathroom, fridge, etc. It's a finished basement.
Anyone else in your house positive?
by Troy Loney
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:10 am
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Topic: COVID-19
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COVID-19

So I tested positive. I'm a stat now.
That sucks brother. How are you isolating?
by Troy Loney
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:43 am
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
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Politics And Current Events

No idea what her Russia angle is here, but this is a gift to facebook I’m ok with “giving a gift” to Facebook if it means banning spyware. The DNC and Biden campaign have outlawed it. I would prefer general data privacy laws. Because under this consideration, shouldn’t we ban Facebook for selling d...
by Troy Loney
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:20 am
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
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Politics And Current Events

No idea what her Russia angle is here, but this is a gift to facebook I’m ok with “giving a gift” to Facebook if it means banning spyware. The DNC and Biden campaign have outlawed it. I would prefer general data privacy laws. Because under this consideration, shouldn’t we ban Facebook for selling d...
by Troy Loney
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:55 am
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Topic: 2020 Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Club Thread
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2020 Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Club Thread

I think the predicate that was served up to the fan base was that Newman and Reynolds are top of the order fixtures. I think they are capable major leaguers, but that is much different than a lineup anchor. Like Moran is a capable major leaguer, to pencil him as an everyday player is a perpetual nos...
by Troy Loney
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:17 am
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
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Politics And Current Events

No idea what her Russia angle is here, but this is a gift to facebook
by Troy Loney
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:52 am
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Topic: 2020 Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Club Thread
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2020 Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Club Thread

Starting to wonder if Newman and Reynolds are the lineup fixtures that we thought they were after last year. “We” is doing a lot there. I don’t think many people were of the opinion that these are guys you could pencil in for years. I think they are just competent fillers until some of the impact pr...
by Troy Loney
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:47 am
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Politics And Current Events

The hypocrisy isn't really surprising, isn't it? She's just like the rest of them. https://twitter.com/TPCarney/status/1289246424291373057?s=19 Also telling in that she is facing a primary challenge who is definitely being funded by sordid entities, and she is basically bashing him for that. Honest...
by Troy Loney
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:40 am
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Politics And Current Events

by Troy Loney
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:07 pm
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Politics And Current Events



Assuming that award is for unprecedented failure, this tracks.
by Troy Loney
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:57 pm
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Topic: MLB
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MLB

Do people just fundamentally not understand the concept of communicable disease. Hmm, it’s really important that we follow this protocols that are extremely simple, and cause it’s so simple everyone will understand. I think that’s the rub of it, it is not that difficult to manage this in a controlle...
by Troy Loney
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:59 pm
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
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Politics And Current Events

Vanity Fair reported on Thursday that Kushner’s team ultimately decided to thrust the responsibility of handling the testing shortage crisis upon individual states for political reasons in April, as blue states like New York bore the brunt of the pandemic at the time. “The political folks believed ...
by Troy Loney
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:15 pm
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Topic: Caffē Thread (Pinkies Up)
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Caffē Thread (Pinkies Up)

I would like to get a Nesrpesso at some point. We have Original and Vertuo machines. Love them both. Reinforces that K-Cups are absolute swill. Their Black Friday sales the past two years have been better than their internal employee discount, so I would take a look at them then. I just got a Verut...
by Troy Loney
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:08 pm
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Topic: Caffē Thread (Pinkies Up)
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Caffē Thread (Pinkies Up)

I would love to buy an espresso machine, but I don't think I'd use it enough to justify the price tag.
I actually realized just now, how much I would use it now with indefinite WFH. Buying one today, going to say it's an anniversary present for my wife.
by Troy Loney
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:14 am
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Topic: Politics And Current Events
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Politics And Current Events

I have a hard time trusting any polling after 2016. The polling was accurate. I feel like this was discussed on here already but refresh my memory. Are we saying the polling was accurate and it was just people were lying to the pollsters? General Election polls had clinton at ike +3, the final tall...
by Troy Loney
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:07 am
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Topic: COVID-19
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COVID-19

Had my COVID test yesterday. Today my f'ing nose is irriated from the swab. Damnit.
They just swished a q-tip in my nostril and it tickled. I was bracing for them to jam a thing into my brain.