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Everything posted by Katie

  1. I think it can be smart to attend an elite school if you can get in. But I also think that the advantages are overstated. A lot of professions require a graduate degree, and the name on your college diploma alone won't get you in a good graduate program. What matters is your college performance. Your school's reputation will provide context to your college performance, but will not substitute for it. For professions that do not require a graduate degree, you have two buckets. First, there are professions like engineering, where your actual performance in college is what matters. Again, your school's reputation will provide context to your college performance, but will not substitute for it. Second, there are professions which simply require a college degree of some type. For those professions, a diploma from an elite university can get your foot in the door and may make it easier for you to market yourself moving forward. But -- ultimately -- how you do once you're there is all on you. IMO, the Naval Academy can be a great choice. It is a well-known and high-quality school that will offer you a very respectable career afterwards. Annapolis is also lovely, for what it's worth.
  2. I used to like watching him wrestle. Then I checked his Twitter a few years ago and lost all interest in him.
  3. According to news reports, Jim Jordan -- 2x NCAA champ and former assistant coach at Ohio State -- is set to join Dan Gable as a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. This should absolutely draw more attention to wrestling. The story is here. Please no political discussion!
  4. The problem with government spending is that a trillion is a lot more than a billion? I’m officially no longer reading your posts.
  5. I’m pretty sure all students at D3 schools are forced to contribute to athletic budgets, as are taxpayers — one way or the other. If I’m wrong let me know. I’m often wrong.
  6. If you love being forced to subsidize D3 water polo teams and the like, that's your choice.
  7. So if a legislature says a tax-funded expenditure is for the greater good, you would never ever disagree? I guess some people need their hand held through life.
  8. If you really think that being forced to subsidize some random person’s hobby counts as contributing to the greater good, then please send me a picture of the front and back of your debit card. I’ll make sure the greater good is super duper well funded.
  9. I didn't realize this message board was full of communists.
  10. Meaningful? I don't recall talking about something being meaningful. At any rate, I'm really surprised that everybody on this forum seems to think that the government should forcibly take money from Person A, and give that money to Person B so that Person B can fly around the country and have fun with his friends.
  11. You are literally saying you think the government should forcibly take my money to pay for other people to have fun.
  12. Colleges should only have sports that are supported by private donations and revenue. Or perhaps no sports at all. It’s absurd that colleges force students to borrow money in order to pay into athletic budgets that exist to provide other students with fun. It’s also absurd that taxpayers are similarly forced to subsidize others’ fun. At the end of the day, school should be about kids obtaining job skills, and not about forcing students and taxpayers to pay for others’ fun. I thought Americans hated redistributing wealth like that.
  13. This thread is simply to observe Gable's reaction to his historic Oval Office visit. No political discussion please! Thanks in advance! Video Link
  14. Was there a boom in wrestling participation numbers when AC Slater came back from wrestling retirement to beat Marvin Niedick, the bruiser from Valley?
  15. If we're going with the "purely math" approach, we probably need two lists -- one for the three-year era and one for the four-year era.
  16. Who knew that pennsyrules and RSabich were constitutional scholars? Amazing!
  17. Jacob (son of Isaac) became the patriarch of the Israelites and an important figure in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
  18. On the narrow issue of eating a daily poop nugget, I think it’s a bad idea. But if you disagree that’s up to you.
  19. I’d humbly suggest that instead of self-medicating with a daily dose of your buddy’s poop nuggets, it might be better to wait until a doctor tells you that you have a condition that warrants a fecal transplant, and then tells you what you’re options are for accomplishing that.
  20. Maybe that's what I heard. Eat a nugget of your buddy's poop every day to keep the doctor away.
  21. I heard that eating a nugget of poop every time you take a dump makes you healthier.
  22. I have Cradle1 on my ignore list, so I didn't see his/her response to me until it showed up in your post as a quotation. I obviously didn't bring up JB. nhs67 did. This only further confirms that I made the right decision to ignore Cradle1.
  23. Indeed, in 2014, JB won a bronze medal with a sprained MCL, losing only to Tsargush. I believe that was Tsargush’s only win over JB, too. Very impressive for JB to win a world medal while injured. Definitely the US 74 kg GOAT.
  24. Is this the tournament where Dake placed fifth? Tough tournament IIRC.
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