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Offline varoadking

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Good News Thread
« Topic Start: April 23, 2021, 12:20:13 PM »
I thought we had one of these...but couldn't find it...

Anyway, this story is reason enough to start one...

Nick is the son of a fella that I hired back in the day that still works at the company I retired from in 2014.

Nick won the MLB version of the Punt/Pass/Kick Virginia competition for his age group back in 2013, IIRC, and we saw him honored for that achievement on the field at Nats Park that summer.

He's really pretty accomplished at this point in his "career" and I'd like to think we'll see him playing in Nats Park one day...regardless of what MLB uniform he may be in.

https://richmond.com/sports/college/teel-nick-biddison-is-a-true-utility-man-hes-played-six-positions-for-the-virginia/article_cd63d1fb-00c3-5a1a-b2ef-8034840c2477.html#utm_source=richmond.com&utm_campaign=%2Fnewsletter-templates%2Fbreaking&utm_medium=PostUp&utm_content=c00caed42659c61aaa1a23c7d6c1e66535adcb00

Offline dracnal

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Re: Good News Thread
« Reply #1: April 23, 2021, 02:44:52 PM »
Sounds like he's got a really good head on his shoulders when it comes to dealing with adversity, and the ability to honestly self-assess what is going well, what needs work, and what to do next. I'm awful at remembering names, but would enjoy hearing more about his career as it develops.

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« Reply #2: April 23, 2021, 04:09:36 PM »
That's a great story, thanks for sharing.

For every player who makes it to the majors there must be 100 who had a chance but who went down with injury issues. A friend of mine's son signed with a big-name D1 program out of high school as a lefty starter topping out at 92 MPH.

Two years, and UCL and shoulder surgery later, he just threw in his first live game since he got hurt before his freshman year, only now he's at a JuCo trying to work his way back to D1 or a long shot chance of getting drafted.  His college program pulled his scholarship when he got hurt.

Offline Natsinpwc

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« Reply #3: April 23, 2021, 04:58:36 PM »
I can't read the article as it's behind a paywall.  I am sure he is a good dude as most Hokies are.  Their team is much improved this year.

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« Reply #4: April 23, 2021, 07:50:01 PM »
I can't read the article as it's behind a paywall.  I am sure he is a good dude as most Hokies are.  Their team is much improved this year.

Cut and paste the link into an incognito window...

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Re: Good News Thread
« Reply #5: May 04, 2021, 02:04:32 PM »
sticking this here for max publicity.

Crystal City vax site is now taking walk-ins through the end of the week, when it will shut down.  They are open 9 AM - 7 PM inside the underground behind We the Pizza.  If you remember far enough back, this is the old Safeway location.  I believe they are just offering Pfizer. 16 an up, 16 7 17 year olds need a parent.

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« Reply #6: October 19, 2021, 12:59:38 PM »
https://www.newser.com/story/312335/off-the-coast-of-israel-a-rare-archaeological-find.html?utm_source=part&utm_medium=uol&utm_campaign=rss_world_login

900 year old Crusader sword found in the waters off Caesaria.  My cousins live on a Kibbutz over part of the old fortress / port of Caesaria.  I last visited almost 30 years ago.  At that time, they were accelerating the digs as sort of a work project for an immigrant wave.  From my cousins' perspective, the ruins were sort of a pain in the butt, because every time they would excavate to dig a foundation, they'd come across ruins and have to call in the antiquity commission to investigate.  The walkways all had excavated capitols at the intersections.

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« Reply #7: October 19, 2021, 01:26:48 PM »
Better post something on Caesaria NextDoor, Odo of Bayeux has probably been looking for that thing for a long time

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« Reply #8: October 19, 2021, 11:41:36 PM »
Better post something on Caesaria NextDoor, Odo of Bayeux has probably been looking for that thing for a long time
:lmao: omg Caesaria NextDoor :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

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« Reply #9: October 19, 2021, 11:44:02 PM »
:lmao: omg Caesaria NextDoor :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

Ali is a piece of work, ain't he... 😂

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« Reply #10: October 20, 2021, 12:09:47 AM »
Ali is a piece of work, ain't he... 😂
Fine artwork is what he is! :lol:

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« Reply #11: October 20, 2021, 02:21:35 PM »

Offline varoadking

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« Reply #12: October 20, 2021, 03:48:32 PM »
Good news for Vikings.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-021-03972-8

mitlen will be happy to learn that his accomplishment has been given it's due...

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« Reply #13: October 20, 2021, 04:03:27 PM »
mitlen will be happy to learn that his accomplishment has been given it's due...

 :hysterical:

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« Reply #14: October 20, 2021, 04:40:16 PM »
mitlen will be happy to learn that his accomplishment has been given it's due...
If he doesn’t post after that one he may never.

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Re: Good News Thread
« Reply #15: November 01, 2021, 09:45:01 AM »
I received a spam email with an attachment from Mr. David Bowie. 

He's Alive!!!!!

He said he was floating 'round his tin can, far above the moon.  Reports planet Earth is blue from his vantage point.

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« Reply #16: November 01, 2021, 09:46:01 AM »
I received a spam email with an attachment from Mr. David Bowie. 

He's Alive!!!!!

He said he was floating 'round his tin can, far above the moon.  Reports planet Earth is blue from his vantage point.

So he's in the Tesla Roadster?

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« Reply #17: November 24, 2021, 10:40:32 AM »

Wishin' y'all a very happy and safe Thanksgiving...


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« Reply #18: November 24, 2021, 10:56:10 AM »
Wishin' y'all a very happy and safe Thanksgiving...


avoid the roads, roadking. At least I 95.  Find another route to Fairfax!

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« Reply #19: November 24, 2021, 11:21:58 AM »
Wishin' y'all a very happy and safe Thanksgiving...
Thanks.. same here.  Son is down here visiting so we only have the local roads to contend with. 

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« Reply #20: November 24, 2021, 11:25:55 AM »
avoid the roads, roadking. At least I 95.  Find another route to Fairfax!

Hunkerin' down for Thanksgiving...headed north a couple of times in mid and late December...hopefully...

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« Reply #21: November 24, 2021, 11:26:50 AM »
Thanks.. same here.  Son is down here visiting so we only have the local roads to contend with.

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« Reply #22: June 10, 2022, 05:28:30 PM »
Didn’t know where to put this. Good news for the claimant and I guess anyone else who got an STD in a car.

https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/09/us/geico-insurance-std-settlement-missouri/index.html

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« Reply #23: June 10, 2022, 05:30:24 PM »
Hup hup herpes!

Offline dracnal

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« Reply #24: June 10, 2022, 06:22:31 PM »
The reporting on that story has been really bad. The woman and the man ended up in arbitration. The panel decided 5.2 million was fair compensation. They also added a stipulation that the guy had limited liability and she needed to collect the judgment, if possible, from GEICO.  GEICO did say, 'Whoa, wait, what??!' and asked to have the amount reviewed/overturned/give them a chance to defend.

The court ruled that they could have helped defend the man, their client, at the arbitration hearing, and did not. Due to the court's limited ability to overturn an arbitration award, GEICO was told no. They aren't allowed to have another arbitration hearing to change the amount.

What the reporting leaves out is that there is a second suit pending that will determine whether or not getting and STD in someone's car is something covered under an auto or umbrella policy. That will almost certainly go in GEICO's favor, because it's just stupid, and the woman will not be able to collect a damn thing.