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21) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Here Wins - 257 - Rise up! (Message 1817768)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
THANOS

The Greek root for "death"... not a comment on Vic's health, I hope!!!
22) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #65 (Message 1817479)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
Yet another over-reaction to "we need to talk".
23) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Beet's give us a caption #64 (Message 1816701)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
Eric: "We have enough cats!"
24) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here! Part III (Message 1816600)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
Vic, this is a no-brainer. Go to the nearest ER.
25) Message boards : Cafe SETI : College Football (Message 1816567)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
That's true, but if not on scholarship, a person who wants to play and is accepted on a team sport, does so by choice. The school isn't making the student do anything.

Whether awarded a full scholarship with full living expenses, an academic scholarship only, a partial academic scholarship or no scholarship at all, a student athlete spends a heck of a lot of time representing his or her school, and even more time on the practice field preparing to represent his or her school.

Truth be told Gordon, I'm not worried about the very tippy-top male football or basketball stars who have the red carpets rolled out for them. I'm also not all that worried about daddy's little darling, Ms. Bunny of the junior varsity women's golf team, whose parents are bankrolling her major in ballroom dancing, her room in the sorority house and the gown and shoe shopping bills submitted upon her selection as Daffodil Queen. I'm quite sure that Ms. Bunny will be adequately prepared, upon graduation, for an exciting but short-lived post-collegiate career in Human Resources, before marrying more money.

The kids I am truly worried about are the student athletes who fall somewhere in between the top football stars and Ms. Bunny. They comprise the majority of student athletes.

Much as I enjoy the tradition of college football, I can understand why it might be considered a form of modern slavery. At the very least it smacks of exploitation.
26) Message boards : Cafe SETI : College Football (Message 1816558)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
I consider a scholarship as very good payment.

I used to think that too, until I began to consider all the hours these kids are obligated to put in. Some student athletes come from very impoverished backgrounds. If they are getting an academic scholarship, are they also getting living expenses? They burn tremendous numbers of calories being student athletes. Does a student from an impoverished background even have enough extra cash to adequately cover his or her caloric needs?

Sure, maybe the top athletes at big schools get full academic scholarships, dorm fees and an unlimited campus meal card, but not all athletes are top athletes and not all athletes go to big schools.
27) Message boards : Cafe SETI : College Football (Message 1816550)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
modern version of slavery


Why do you feel that way? Because of the college scholarships awarded to the student athletes?


Perhaps it is because the student athletes are unpaid and the television revenue that football brings in greatly benefits big schools?

With practice sessions, sessions with their trainers, home games, travel obligations for away games and their own studies, college athletes are very, very, very busy young people.

I think that all college athletes, from Archers to Water Polo-ists, (...that's not a word, is it...) should be paid for their time, just as if they had campus jobs shelving books in the library or filing things in a campus administrator's office.

I know that football is the only sport that really brings in the big bucks, but all campus athletes have jobs if they are good enough to get onto a team.
28) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Here Wins - 257 - Rise up! (Message 1816292)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
I have been craving some salmon. Eric is a lucky guy, in more ways than one.

I don't know about that... I made him cook the fish when he could have been watching the Cal game!
29) Message boards : Cafe SETI : NFL 2016-2017 Season (Message 1816288)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
What a beautiful response. Go Seahawks!
30) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Last Person To Post Here Wins - 257 - Rise up! (Message 1816284)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
Salmon in a pesto cream sauce served over mashed potatoes with a side of Brussels sprouts - I was trying to recreate a specialty of a favorite local bistro. Eric cooked the salmon perfectly. He is very good with fish, son of Wisconsin that he is! I made the pesto cream sauce a little stronger than I should have. The potatoes and Brussels sprouts came out fine.
31) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food II (Message 1816275)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
Bleh. His followers are going to be missing micro-nutrients, fiber and the joy of eating.

Food is communal. Food is celebratory. Food is delicious. I do not consider eating an obligation. It is a pleasure!
32) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food II (Message 1816270)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
There are very few fruits and vegetables that do not excite me. I go to the Farmer's Market every week I am home to cook. It is one of the highlights of my week. I purchased most of the ingredients for dinner tonight there.
33) Message boards : Cafe SETI : College Football (Message 1816258)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
Eric enjoyed a Badgers win again today.

(We watch a whole lot of college football around here in the late summer/fall...)
34) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Recipes and Food II (Message 1816252)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
Gosh I love the Farmer's Market! I picked up about eight different types of plums and pluots to enjoy this week. There was also a vendor there with a wide variety of dates. Yum!
35) Message boards : Cafe SETI : College Football (Message 1816251)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
Eric actually attended the Badger's game at Lambeau last weekend. He and his old college buddy were thrilled to see the Badgers win there. They went expecting to see a loss.

Eric and my brother are going to the Cal game next weekend. Go Bears!
36) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Raccoon Update XXIII - All Are Welcome In The Critter Cafe (Message 1816234)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
Well, you all know that old saying...

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese!!!
37) Message boards : Cafe SETI : You're driving me buggy! (or, don't post bugs in my thread thread) (Message 1816219)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
Mama was very busy last night. She's much thinner this morning. ;-)

You're going to be a grandmother, of about 800 spider babies, right?
38) Message boards : SETI@home Science : new to SETI (Message 1816040)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
Welcome, Katherine! You will find many friends here.

If you have additional questions, you may wish to post them in the Questions and Answers section. Anyone new may post there, even with a RAC of zero.

Welcome aboard!!!
39) Message boards : Cafe SETI : You're driving me buggy! (or, don't post bugs in my thread thread) (Message 1816002)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
Oh my! Do they sting?
40) Message boards : Cafe SETI : You're driving me buggy! (or, don't post bugs in my thread thread) (Message 1815981)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile AngelaProject Donor
She's a beauty! Congratulations!!!


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